Nokia 7.2 Review

Nokia’s new 7.2 Android One phone is priced for the midrange market and includes a 48Mp camera. How does it stack up?

Why are we still using phone numbers?

Often if you take a logic-based critical look at something that society has long taken for granted, you might see that it really doesn’t make sense in modern society.  It may have made sense many years, or decades, or centuries ago, but it clearly doesn’t make any sense today. In the age of the internet, phone numbers are another one of those things.

Hands on with Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion

Today Samsung is announcing two new series in their line of Galaxy Book laptops and tablet PC convertibles; the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion.

How to avoid paying extra for Gmail

Back in 2004, Gmail’s email storage system seemed unlimited. Today, there are many cases of Gmail users’ losing email functionality because their account storage limits are full. Here are some tips for managing that storage limit without losing your data.

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 Review

Being able to easily swap out hardware components in desktop towers and servers has always been pretty great, but what about in a laptop? Finally, some one made a modern laptop with modular components that are easy to replace.

“Frost” makes Facebook almost tolerable

The Facebook app on Android is not very well-designed and kind of bloated. There are a lot of ethical reasons to avoid it too. Frost for Facebook is a web wrapper that actually brings some excellent features to Facebook on Android.

Hands on with the HP Spectre x360 13

The 2019 version of the HP Spectre x360 13 is a lot smaller than the old one and it packs even more power than before. Take a look at our hands-on with this new premium tablet PC convertible.

What happens if your Huawei phone breaks while in the U.S.?

I bought my Huawei Mate 20 Pro in New Zealand, but it broke while I’m in New York. How will I get it fixed? Here’s what happened with Huawei’s excellent customer service.

The Privacy Friendly Librem 5 is now shipping (for cool people)

If you’re getting concerned about how much of your privacy is sucked up and used by the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, etc., you probably should be. The Librem 5 smartphone aims to give control back to the user.

HP zBook 14u G6 review

HP’s Z series has always been about high-end workstations. With the ZBook 14U, we’ve got high-end workstation power in a much more mobile-friendly package.

Hands on with the HP Elite Dragonfly

The HP Elite Dragonfly is one of the lightest, most-powerful, travel friendly tablet PC convertibles around. Take a look at our quick hands-on with it.

Google Chrome for Android is almost usable!

Somebody at Google is finally learning about one-handed smartphone usability; something that should have been obvious 15 years ago. Chrome may be getting a much better user interface soon.

Hong Kong protesters should be smarter about their messaging apps

Hong Kong protesters have been seeking out new ways of communicating without government intervention. Here’s a potentially much better option compared to the messaging apps that they’ve been using.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 (2019) Review

If you’re looking for a serious professional grade tablet PC for a career in the visual creativity fields, the 2019 Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 should be at the top of your list.

Could you survive with only 6 apps on your phone? Which ones would they be?

Huawei has this great Ultra Power saving feature that limits you to only running 6 apps. If you had to live like that, which 6 apps would you choose? Us the #6appsChallenge hash tag and let us know.

The Librem 5’s hardware specs & pre-orders

The highly anticipated FOSS-friendly Librem 5 smartphone now has its specs finalized and the pre-order discount is ending soon.

Apparently, I have to install spyware on my phone in order to attend a Weird Al concert

If you enjoy supporting your favorite artists by attending their shows, watch out for the AXS ticketing app. It could be a nightmare!

How to fix your phone’s shitty portrait mode (as explained by a professional photographer)

Smartphones are getting better at photography, but they are still lacking in the bokeh blur department especially for the portrait mode. Here’s a fix!

Apple, Google, and Microsoft allow anyone to violate your privacy with an email

Almost all email programs would notify you of potential privacy issues before loading certain emails. That’s no longer the case, so you’re probably being tracked now.
Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus with tips

Bamboo Ink Plus is an alternative pen for Windows Tablets

Some Windows tablets these days don’t come with a pen even though their screens support pen interfaces. Usually, you have to buy a specific pen from the manufacturer. Now, Wacom has another option that actually works with a couple different pen interface protocols.

I think I found the best way to Video Conference

Remember when we had a video calling standard that worked with all mobile phones around the world so you could just call someone up and see them?

The 1 thing I liked about smartwatches is now broken

The reliability problems with smart watches and health tracking apps is a real pain, especially when that’s the only thing smart watches are supposed to be good at.

How’s that Librem 5’s boot speed?

The Librem 5 is a Linux-based (Pure OS) smartphone that has been in development for a while. How’s it’s boot up speed coming along?
Wacom Cintiq with Linux

Adobe, Wacom, Autodesk, etc. should make a Creative Pro Operating System

Maybe it’s time for professional grade software and hardware makers to team up and put together their own “Creative Pro” version of Linux so they don’t have to depend on Microsoft and Apple anymore.
Sailfish phone

Smartphone alternatives to Google and Apple

The internet is a bit upset about the latest news that many U.S. tech companies are being forced to stop doing business with Huawei. Here’s a list of some smartphone operating systems, hardware, and other projects that might be good alternatives to the Google and Apple duopoly in the Smartphone business.