5G smartphone
Everything you need to know about 5G: What it is, what it isn’t
5G is all the rage these days, but there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation circulating. Let’s dig into what 5G is, and what it isn’t.
wifi 6
What is WiFi 6? And why it’s so important to the future of your mobile lifestyle
WiFi 6 is the future. We’re telling you all about what it is, as well as why it is important to the future of your mobile lifestyle.
Samsung Flow
Security & Privacy: Secure Your Computer with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone
You can secure your computer using your Samsung Galaxy phone. We’ll tell you how to do it, as well as whether you should do it or not.
hidden risks of wifi
Security & Privacy: The Hidden Risks of WiFi
Every person who carries a WiFi enabled device with them can be tracked. The people they’re with can be tracked. Even if you have the WiFi on your device turned off, the device will occasionally turn it back on to “look around”.
Fingerprint
Security & Privacy: Your Fingerprint isn’t your Password – and neither is your face or iris
Regardless of whether or not you’re one of the “paranoid” people who doesn’t want others snooping in their personal effects, your fingerprint, iris, face, or voice isn’t your password, and you’d be wise not to treat it as such.
Location Tracking
Security & Privacy: Location Tracking, ergo ‘They Know Where You Are’
One of the biggest “features” of our mobile devices is also one of the largest areas of concern when it comes to privacy: location tracking.
Android Encryption
Security & Privacy: How to Physically Secure Your Phone
A phone that’s physically secure not only offers you an extra layer of protection in terms of privacy and security but also keeps you out of trouble.
security and privacy
Security & Privacy: An introduction; concepts explained; theory
Do you think Security and Privacy should be an important part of your digital life? We do! Welcome to the new Security & Privacy section of Pocketnow.
Google WiFi mesh
The future of WiFi is Mesh, and Google might be missing out
While I’m excited about Google WiFi and will probably deploy it at my home, there’s a lot of unnecessary overlap, and a lot lost potential Google could leverage using products that are already in people’s homes.
Why do I need 5 chat apps?
You shouldn’t need five chat apps
When the Internet was coming into its own back in the ’90’s,…
Pocketnow Smart Home Series
Pocketnow Smart Home: the pros and cons of Nest
In recent years, our phones have evolved into the “universal remote control”…
Pocketnow Smart Home Series
Pocketnow Smart Home: automation with rules and scenes
In recent years, our phones have evolved into the “universal remote control”…
apps that refuse to rotate
Is there any excuse for apps that refuse to rotate?
Even launchers work correctly in landscape mode on tablets, so why are there some apps apps that refuse to rotate at all?
root the Nokia X
Is it too late for a Nokia Android phone?
If I had to pick one company that revolutionized mobile communications, it wouldn’t be Apple – it would be Nokia. All we need now is a Nokia Android.
hidden risks of wifi
WiFi is evolving: What you need to know about 802.11 ad, ah, and HaLow af
As if WiFi wasn’t confusing enough already, soon we’ll have 802.11ad, 802.11af, and 802.11ah to figure out.
BlackBerry going Android
The Pros and Cons of BlackBerry going Android-exclusive
BlackBerry is doubling-down on Android this year. Is BlackBerry going Android exclusively a good thing for Blackberry? For Android?
Do we really need 6GB of RAM on our smartphones? (Poll)
Is a 6GB smartphone simply overkill, or are OEMs strategically helping to “future-proof” for the apps and OSes of tomorrow?
Did the Android 6.0.1 update kill your battery life?
User’s who have gotten the Android 6.0.1 update are reporting much shorter battery life than before the update. Are you one of them?
android split-view
How Android can really do split-screen multitasking right
Android tablets are so much more than just big phones – without the phone. So why hasn’t Google implemented split-screen multitasking?
bluetooth
How many Bluetooth devices do you have paired to your smartphone?
The Bluetooth PAN was supposed to eliminate all the wires that were holding us back. That was years ago. Have we realized Bluetooth’s potential yet?
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Adoptable Storage: Android Marshmallow’s hidden feature that your phone probably can’t use
Adoptable Storage is a feature in Android Marshmallow that replaces your internal storage with an sdcard. The question is, why would you want to do that?
OK Google Answering Machine
Google Now just got answering machine-like functionality – here’s how to use it
Keep your hands on the wheel! Thanks to the new Google Now Answering Machine feature, your Android can read your texts to you – and let you reply, too!
Lenovo Chromebook
Life with the Lenovo 100S Chromebook: pros and cons
What if you got rid of the fluff and built a laptop with great battery life and an even better price? You’d end up with the Lenovo 100S Chromebook.
LiFi
What is LiFi and why you should care: the next generation light-based WiFi
WiFi is great, but the wireless spectrum is getting awfully crowded. What if we could use the visible spectrum instead? We could, and it’s called LiFi.
Bluetooth 4.1
The future of Bluetooth: what to expect and why you should care
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are the future of Bluetooth. Here’s how all that will apply to you.