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.
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!
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.
Factory Reset Protection
What is Factory Reset Protection and why is Android Marshmallow forcing OEMs to include it in their devices
A new feature is starting to cause headaches for people buying used Android phones: Factory Reset Protection. What is it and what can you do about it?
The Pros and Cons of 5GHz WiFi 802.11ac
802.11ac 5GHz WiFi has a lot of advantages over traditional 2.4GHz WiFi, but will it work for you? Here are the pros and cons of 802.11ac 5GHz WiFi.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The next version of Qualcomm’s charging standard – Quick Charge 3.0 – has been announced. Here’s what you need to know about it.
cellular data usage
Five ways to keep your cellular data usage under control
There are lots of reasons why you’d want to minimize your cellular use. Here are 5 data-saving methods to help keep your cellular data usage to a minimum?
worst phone
What’s the most disappointing smartphone you’ve owned?
Some phones are awesome, some aren’t. While we look at all the glitz out of IFA, we want to know, what’s the most disappointing smartphone you’ve owned?
root Nexus 6
Here’s why I rooted my Nexus 6
For an increasing number of us Power Users, “stock plus root” is the way to go. Here’s why I went with a Nexus 6 root, but kept the stock ROM.
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Seven things you still need root to do, and two things that don’t
Some things that used to require you to root your Android are built-in features now. Here are a few that still need root access, that probably shouldn’t.
Android System Battery Use
What are “Android OS” and “Android System” in my battery report?
Your battery is never going to give you as much runtime as you’d like, but your battery stats should show you your Android OS battery usage, shouldn’t it?
Pocketnow Power User
Why some phone chargers are faster than others (video)
Whether you’re using Android, iOS, or Windows phone, there’s one thing that unites us all: phone chargers. Why do some charge faster than others?
Pocketnow Power User
What’s a Hardware Abstraction Layer and why should you care? (Video)
We’ve talked primarily about hardware so far this season, now we’re going to bridge the gap. What is the hardware abstraction layer and why should you care?
Pocketnow Power User
Pocketnow Power User: Everything you need to know about the CPU (video)
The faster a CPU is, the quicker you can get things done, but fast is a relative term. To find out what it really means we need to learn all about the CPU.
5GHz WiFi
Here’s why you should use 5GHz WiFi instead of 2.4GHz
With keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, microwaves and even wearables using 2.4GHz, here’s why 5GHz WiFi is a good idea!