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How to Unlock your Verizon Pixel 2’s Bootloader (Yes, really!)

As somebody who has switched over to Android wanting to get the most out of my phone, I was rather disappointed after having figured out that Verizon wanted absolutely none of that on Google’s shiny new flagship phone, the Pixel 2. Thanks to an oversight by the very same phone carrier that disabled this option, you can unlock the bootloader on your phone right now. Continue reading How to Unlock your Verizon Pixel 2’s Bootloader (Yes, really!)

Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8 web searches surge after announcement of iPhone 8, iPhone X

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone, which has forever changed the way people communicate, work, and play. While the innovation of the device has created an industry worth over $470 Billion, it seems that Apple may no longer be the center of attention.

After the initial announcement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the amount of Google searches for both the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8 surged around 75%, tailing off at 50%. What this means is the competitor’s phones are now being searched on average 25% more prior to the announcement of this year’s iPhones. Continue reading Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8 web searches surge after announcement of iPhone 8, iPhone X

Surprise! WhatsApp Shares Your Data with Facebook

To everybody’s “surprise”, the popular Facebook-owned messenger WhatsApp shares information with the social media giant. To make matters worse, they’re also distributing this information to advertisers for monetary benefit. Continue reading Surprise! WhatsApp Shares Your Data with Facebook

How to fix the HTC One M8 Battery Drain

If there is one thing I hate with modern smartphones, it is phone-breaking bugs. We are in a day and age where the latest flagship phones cost $500, and if you are not with a cellular provider that still honors a 2-year contract, phone expenses can add up. Couple that with the fact that a lot of phone companies stop supporting phones when they become two years old, and you’re left in a dilemma. I personally like keeping my phones for as long as I can just to save money. I’ve had my HTC One M8 for about a year and a half, and I’ve loved every second of it, except when I got a bug that was driving me up a wall.  Continue reading How to fix the HTC One M8 Battery Drain

1byone foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

This 1byone foldable Bluetooth Keyboard was sent to me as a review unit by 1byone.

For the longest time, I have always wanted a portable Bluetooth keyboard. One that you can quickly setup and just start working. Whether it’s syncing to your phone for those afternoon writing sessions at Starbucks, or intense note-taking in class on a small desk with your tablet, the 1byone foldable Bluetooth keyboard will help you every step of the way. Continue reading 1byone foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

How do People Hack Into Game Consoles?

Breaking into game consoles is no easy game. These ‘hackers’ aren’t just people that excel at using computers: they have mastered the craft of both reverse engineering computer software, and in some cases hardware, in order to search for vulnerabilities that were unintentionally created by the original developers of the game console. Continue reading How do People Hack Into Game Consoles?

YAATA SMS Android App Review

I do my best to check out as many new Android apps as possible. I am always on the hunt for the best app for a specific purpose, regardless if it is for texting, browsing the internet or organizing my events on a calendar. Textra was my primary texting app for a year and a half and I enjoyed a lot of the features it offered. It provided everything important that its older brother Chomp SMS had, while still being a small app filled with more than enough features. A friend recommended YAATA SMS, and I was instantly blown away by the additional functionality. Continue reading YAATA SMS Android App Review

Wansview’s HD Wireless Camera: Compact and Easy to Set Up

I’m used to setting up wireless cameras around the house, and they can sometimes be a pain to set up given that the applications they come with sometimes don’t work right. With Wansview’s app, I had this camera set up in less than 10 minutes, giving me access to the live HD feed and other customizable options like motion detection and automatic recording. Continue reading Wansview’s HD Wireless Camera: Compact and Easy to Set Up

Weather Timeline Android App Review

Weather applications are really hit or miss. Some people just want the immediate weather, while others want to know the humidity for their hair or chance of rain. Some make the user go through five screens to figure out what the weather is, and some are just downright ugly. Weather Timeline offers everything for the user, making figuring out the weather a chore of the past. Continue reading Weather Timeline Android App Review