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  • The only phones you should buy in 2020 are the Pixel 4a and OnePlus Z
    von Ara Wagoner am April 7, 2020 um 3:30 pm

    $1000 phones are a luxury in a normal year, but in 2020, they're just an absurdity. I've been using the Galaxy S20 for just over a month now, and while I still agree with my review saying that it's a great phone — it is — the pool of people I'd recommend one to has shrunk in the last four weeks. The S20 was the last phone that made it out the gate in February before Europe and the US began having to shut down and self-isolate. Buying any big-ticket item during a pandemic is a struggle — even without the price gouging I've seen on laptops and Chromebooks the last few weeks — but if your phone breaks, that is a lifeline you'll have to replace. It's too important, especially when video chatting apps like Hangouts Meet, Duo and Zoom are the only way to see most of our family and friends. If your phone is old and slow — or you're just prone to dropping and breaking your phone — there are only two phones you should really consider between now and whatever holiday deals come t... […]

  • Heres’s where you can still buy toilet paper today
    von Jared DiPane am April 7, 2020 um 3:28 pm

    It may sound crazy, it's really hard to figure out where to buy toilet paper these days. As more stay-at-home orders are issued around the world, people are loading up on the essentials like we've never seen before. Normally, you'd be able to walk into just about any store out there and buy some toilet paper, but right now the shelves at many retailers are totally empty, and even online you have to be in the right place at the right time to be able to buy toilet paper. Where to buy toilet paper now eBay: Order it online Target: Drive up service optional Home Depot: A secret weapon Office Depot: The most variety Walmart: In-store pickup available There's no guidance right now that loading up on toilet paper is recommended, that doesn't appear to be stopping anyone from buying it in large quantities. Just about everyone is impacted right now, and just about every part of our daily life is different. From supplies and essentials to tech, and even the gaming industry no one know... […]

  • Marvel's Spider-Man and more games join PlayStation Now this month
    von Jennifer Locke am April 7, 2020 um 3:25 pm

    Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging onto PC... but only for a limited time What you need to know PlayStation Now is a subscription service that gives members access to several hundred PlayStation games on PS4 and PC. Many of these games can be downloaded directly to your PS4 while others can only be streamed. Marvel's Spider-Man, Just Cause 4, and The Golf Club 2019 are heading to PlayStation Now in April for a limited time. PlayStation Now subscribers will have a few more games to play starting this month. Sony has announced that Marvel's Spider-Man, Just Cause 4, and The Golf Club 2019 are all joining the service. This will be the first time that Spider-Man is playable on PC. The Golf Club 2019 seems to be joining the service indefinitely, but Spider-Man and Just Cause 4 will only be available for a limited time. Spider-Man is leaving PlayStation Now on July 7, 2020 while Just Cause 4 will be available on the service until October 6, 2020. If you want to si... […]

  • OnePlus 6/6T receive March 2020 security patch with OxygenOS Open Beta 6
    von Babu Mohan am April 7, 2020 um 3:16 pm

    The update mainly focuses on bug fixes. What you need to know OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. It comes with the March 2020 Android security patch and a few bug fixes. The update isn't widely available over-the-air just yet. OnePlus released OxygenOS Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T phones in late February, bringing the February 2020 security patch, improved system stability, and a few new features to the two flagship phones. As per a report from XDA Developers, OnePlus is now pushing OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 6 series phones. Unlike the last build, OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T does not bring any new feature. It only comes with the March 2020 Android security patch and a few bug fixes. Once you install the new update on your device, you will no longer have to deal with blank screens while clearing background apps. The update also fixes issues with the LockBox feature in File Manager and the crashes in the laun... […]

  • How to record the screen on a Chromebook
    von Ara Wagoner am April 7, 2020 um 3:00 pm

    While Chromebooks can't install more traditional screen recording applications, the truth is that these days all you need to record your screen is a good Chrome extension. Google doesn't offer its own screen recording extension, unfortunately, but there are plenty of screen recording extensions out there from third parties, chief among them being Screencastify. Now that a lot of us are working from home and might need some extra help on our home devices, here's how to start recording. Products used in this guide Compact workhorse: Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 ($320 at Amazon) Record and store: Screencastify (Free at Chrome Web Store) How to record the screen on your Chromebook Your steps might have some small variations based on which recording extension you install. I chose Screencastify because it doesn't watermark free recordings and the five minute limit on free recordings should be enough for most of us. Tap Add to Chrome on Screencastify's Chrome Web Store listing. Tap A... […]

  • 108MP still too few pixels for you? A 192MP phone may be coming soon
    von Muhammad Jarir Kanji am April 7, 2020 um 2:56 pm

    It could be revealed as soon as next month. What you need to know According to at least one leaker, a phone with a 192MP camera is currently under progress. The phone is also said to feature a Snapdragon 765. While the chipset can support a sensor with that resolution, it would be the absolute upper limit of what the Snapdragon SoC is capable of. If the Galaxy S20 Ultra's 108MP beast of a camera still isn't good enough for your picture-perfect photography predilections, a phone sporting a 192MP camera may currently be under development to soothe your pain. At least, that's what leakster 数码闲聊站 (Digital Chat Station) is saying on Weibo (via Android Authority). Interestingly, the phone will sport a Snapdragon 765, so it's likely not going to be a flagship. That's not all that surprising, though. After all, the first 108MP phone we got was Xiaomi's Mi Note 10, which is also a midrange phone powered by a Snapdragon 730G. Unfortunately, however, while the Snapdragon 765 ... […]

  • How to change or downgrade your Verizon plan
    von Samuel Contreras am April 7, 2020 um 2:30 pm

    Verizon's wireless coverage is legendary, especially if you live in the country but it's far from the cheapest carrier. Still, if you pick the right plan, you can get access to the strong Verizon network without paying for any features you don't need. You can change your account either online or in the My Verizon app. You will need to sign in with your Verizon account before being able to explore additional plans. Products used in this guide Stay in control with an unlocked phone: Google Pixel 3a ($350 at Best Buy) Get the app for Android: My Verizon (Free on Google Play) How to change your plan online Before you proceed, take some time to understand when you want to apply the changes. You can select "Today" to apply changes immediately, "This cycle" to apply it to the beginning of the current billing cycle, and "Next cycle" to apply changes starting with your next billing cycle. Navigate to the Change Your Plan page on the My Verizon website. Click Explore plans. Follow th... […]

  • Your headphones and earbuds are dirty messes — here's how to clean them!
    von Joe Maring am April 7, 2020 um 2:09 pm

    Whether you use them for working out at the gym, listening to tunes at the coffee shop, or just for ambient noise while working around the house, headphones/earbuds are essential tools. Unfortunately, if you use them for too long without cleaning them, they can turn into disgusting messes. To make sure that doesn't happen, here are a few helpful cleaning tips that'll make it quick and easy to keep your audio gear in tip-top shape. Products used in this guide ANC beast Bose QC35 II ($299 at Amazon) Truly wireless: Aukey Key Series EP-T18NC ($140 at Amazon) How to clean your headphones When it comes to cleaning headphones, you'll want to make sure you clean both the headphones themselves and, perhaps more importantly, the speaker pads covering them. Starting first with the outside of your headphones, here's what you'll want to do: Remove the earpads on both ends. Wipe down the exterior of the headphones with a cloth that's been dampened with soap and warm water. Dry everythin... […]

  • Here's where you can score the best deals on a new PS4 console or bundle
    von John Levite am April 7, 2020 um 2:08 pm

    You don't have to lookfar to find some of the best PS4 prices and discounts from a variety of retailers. Sony's PlayStation continues to dominate the console scene, and even as Sony and its competitors gear up for a new generation of console, the PlayStation 4 shows no signs of slowing down. It still has some of the best games of the generation, including some exclusives you can't find anywhere else. If you haven't invested in the console yet, there has never been a better time. New and better deals get released regularly. If you've already bought one of the consoles in the past, maybe today is the day you upgrade to a higher storage capacity or even jump up to the PlayStation 4 Pro. Best PlayStation Deals Available Now PlayStation 4: Prices from $285 PlayStation 4 Pro: As low as $350 More Info: Pricing history, which to buy & more Our team has had an eye on the PlayStation 4 for years, and we've been tracking the best prices, the best deals, and all the best bundles and c... […]

  • Samsung ends support for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, four years after launch
    von Babu Mohan am April 7, 2020 um 2:00 pm

    The two phones were announced in February 2016. What you need to know Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones will no longer receive any new software updates. The two phones have been pulled from Samsung's list of devices receiving Android security updates. Samsung had rolled out the March 2020 security patch to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge last month. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were launched in early 2016, have finally been pulled from Samsung's list of devices receiving security updates (Via DroidLife). Until March last year, the two phones were receiving monthly security updates. In April 2019, the two phones were shifted to a quarterly update schedule. A vast majority of Android phones receive regular security updates for a period of two years from launch. Google's Pixel phones, however, receive security updates for up to three years. The same goes for phones that are part of Google's Android One program. So it is commendable that Samsung has supported the Galaxy S7 duo... […]

  • Find plan that's a better fit at T-Mobile
    von Samuel Contreras am April 7, 2020 um 2:00 pm

    If you're staying at home or working from a place with Wi-Fi, you may find that you have more data on your phone plan than you need. Making sure you have a plan that offers everything you need with nothing you don't can be a great way to save money. You can change your T-Mobile plan, for example, by visiting the My T-Mobile section on T-Mobile's website. From there you'll be able to see your lines and available plans once you've signed into your account. Products used in this guide Grab an unlocked phone: Google Pixel 3a ($350 at Best Buy) A Galaxy with 5G support: Samsung Galaxy S20 ($800 at Best Buy) Change your plan online Navigate to My T-Mobile on T-Mobile's website. Click on ACCOUNT. Select your current plan. Click Manage my plan. Follow the prompts to select a new plan and confirm your selection. Unlike some other carriers, T-Mobile does not allow you to modify your plan through the T-Mobile app. It must be done online or with customer support. If you aren't sure what... […]

  • Here's every U.S. city with 5G coverage right now
    von Samuel Contreras am April 7, 2020 um 1:59 pm

    Kicking off the next generation of wireless. All of the major U.S. carriers are hard at work on their 5G strategy. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have launched 5G networks and are aggressively expanding those networks through 2019. 5G service not only provides faster speeds but also reduced response times allowing for new services and cloud computing not previously available. For now, the major difference between LTE and 5G will be speed but as coverage continues to roll out to new areas, more services that rely on instant connectivity should become possible. Verizon Sprint T-Mobile AT&T Frequencies and coverage Carrier Bands Verizon n261 (28GHz) Sprint n41 (2.5GHz) T-Mobile n71 (600MHz) n260 (39GHz) n261 (28GHz) AT&T n5 (850MHz) n260 (39GHz) Building a 5G network is a balance between capacity and coverage. With the high-frequency bands, known as mmWave, seen on all but Sprint, carriers get access to huge chunks of spectr... […]

  • Refunds are being issued for digital preorders of The Last of Us Part II
    von Samuel Tolbert am April 7, 2020 um 1:31 pm

    If you ordered Naughty Dog's upcoming title digitally, you should be getting a refund soon. What you need to know The Last of Us Part II was scheduled to release on May 29. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the game has been delayed indefinitely. PlayStation is automatically issuing refunds as a result. Recently, we had to convey the disappointing news that The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR had been delayed indefinitely due to logistics issues induced by the ongoing pandemic. Because these games no longer have release dates, or even release windows, they've been pulled for the PlayStation Store. According to the official PlayStation support page, refunds are being automatically issued for any digital preorders. If you haven't yet, check the email associated with your PlayStation account, as you should be receiving confirmation of the refund extremely soon. We'll keep you updated as to when new release dates are issued for these games. Naughty Dog emphasized that The Last of ... […]

  • Celebrate these movie anniversaries with a $5 digital HD film sale
    von Alex Smith am April 7, 2020 um 1:24 pm

    It's time to celebrate. We may all be worried about social distancing and staying at home right now, but that just gives us more opportunities to have a nice movie night in with the family, and thanks to a sale at iTunes this week, you can score a myriad of popular recent and classic films for just $5 each. All of the films in the sale are recently celebrating an anniversary, and most of the options are well-known unlike other $5 film sales we see. You don't need an Apple device to watch iTunes purchases anymore either. Just download the Apple TV+ app onto a device like the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a Roku streaming device, or your smart TV to watch any purchases you've made on iTunes. Today's sale is broken up into two sections, so you'll want to check out both to get a full look at the selection. This group of recent films on sale includes picks like Shutter Island, Clueless, Cast Away, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Mallrats, and Meet the Parents, and that's just the beginning. Whether... […]

  • Everything you need to know about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro!
    von Joe Maring am April 7, 2020 um 1:24 pm

    A duo of flagship killers is on the way. In just a handful of years, OnePlus has established itself as one of the most exciting players in the U.S. smartphone market. 2019's OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T stand out as two of our favorite phones of the entire year, and for 2020, it looks like OnePlus is getting ready to wow us yet again. There's a lot of talk and buzz regarding the upcoming OnePlus 8, and based on what we know so far, it's shaping up to be one heck of a phone. From a 120Hz display to wireless charging, there's a lot in the pipeline. Whether you're interested in specs, design, or how much the OnePlus 8 will end up costing you, here's everything you need to know! OnePlus is preparing two versions The designs have been revealed Let's talk specs A word on the OnePlus Z OnePlus has confirmed an April 14 announcement Here's how much you'll pay Let's not forget about the OnePlus 7T Killer flagship OnePlus 7T $499 at OnePlus Still one of the best deals around Even with... […]