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How to use Tasker to automate Bluetooth connections

Tasker makes managing Bluetooth a breeze. If you want to connect and disconnect from a Bluetooth device, usually the easiest thing to do is power the Bluetooth device off, but that's easier said than done for some Bluetooth devices, such as Bluetooth-enabled audio-video receivers and out-of-sight Bluetooth adapters. Show More Summary

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy Note 8

Keep your Note 8 well protected with a rugged case! The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here, and as expected it sports a gorgeous (and ginormous) all-glass design. It's big, it's expensive, and no matter what phone makers say about the ruggedness...Show More Summary

Android Oreo gets its first update with September patches

Android Oreo has received its first minor update in the form of the September security patch. Google's Pixel and Nexus devices are receiving their first updates since Oreo was pushed last month in the form of a minor patch with September's security patches. Show More Summary

How to Fix the "Too Much Light" Error on PSVR

The Sun has decided you can't play PlayStation VR? What is Even Happening?{.intro} The PSVR and Move Controllers are far more affordable than the Rifts and Vives of the world, but that price comes with a few drawbacks. Unlike other headsets,...Show More Summary

These Android phones support wireless charging

Does your phone support wireless charging? Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but sadly it hasn't become as widely adopted as we'd like. And while Qi and Powermat and the various companies backing them fight it out,...Show More Summary

Official: Google to announce Pixel 2 on Oct. 4

The Pixel 2 phones will be announced on October 4. Stay tuned! Google hasn't yet sent out invitations to its next event, but it is beginning to tease it. After sightings of a billboard in Boston suggested that we "ask more of our phone,"...Show More Summary

How to use YouTube TV to get the most out of sports

Watching the sports you crave is easy with YouTube TV! YouTube TV not only lets you watch you favorite sitcoms and dramas, but it also gets you access to the biggest sports events on television. With so many channels, programs, and teams, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. Show More Summary

Pixel XL 2's visit to the FCC confirms LG as the manufacturer

The larger Pixel will be manufactured by LG. The Pixel 2 made its way to the FCC last month, revealing HTC as the manufacturer. The Pixel XL 2 has now passed FCC certification, with LG listed as the manufacturer. The FCC listing confirms the long-running rumor that LG would be manufacturing the larger Pixel. Show More Summary

Honor 6X vs. Moto G5 Plus: When things just come together

If you want to go barebones, there's the Moto G5 Plus. But if you want real value, the Honor 6X is it. Buying a budget smartphone may not seem as daunting a task as dropping a massive wad of cash for a pricey flagship, but shopping from the low-cost device market can be quite a doozy when you consider the breadth of offerings. Show More Summary

Google billboard teases potential Pixel 2 event date of Oct 4

Well, it doesn't get much clearer than that. Initial reports pegged the Google Pixel 2 announcement for October 5, but it doesn't get much clearer than this image sent to Droid-Life: a billboard, spotted in Boston, with the phrase "ask more of your phone" accompanied by a Google logo the date of October 4. Show More Summary

iPhone X and iPhone 8 impressions from an Android user

A day after Apple completely reinvented everything all over again for a second time once more, some thoughts on what that means for the Android faithful. Apple does what Apple does. And on Tuesday at the new Steve Jobs Theater at the...Show More Summary

The Note 8 made me feel better about my terrible painting skills

The Note 8's Coloring app is one of the best reasons to use the improved S Pen. Back in college, I was working as a bank teller between classes and needed an outlet. I didn't want to drink more than I already did, and I already spent...Show More Summary

What can you do in ARCore right now?

ARCore is for developers right now, but there are some fun things for us laymen to try out. ARCore is a new set of API's, Frameworks and tools to allow real time Augmented Reality apps to work on a standard Android device. Based on the...Show More Summary

LG V30 initial review: The no BS flagship

The quick take LG's new flagship is as much a successor to the G6 as any other handset, nailing the smartphone fundamentals and delivering speedy performance in an attractive chassis. Once again, LG's unique dual-camera setup provides excellent low-light performance and its best wide-angle shooter yet. Show More Summary

5 Best Screen Protectors for the LG V30

Keep your LG V30's display looking pristine with a quality screen protector. The LG V30 is shaping up to be one heck of a phone. LG has packed it with great features and packaged it in a beautifully designed chassis. Now, we know many...Show More Summary

Examining the differences between iPhone X Face ID and Samsung iris scanning

Using your face as a password just got a little more exciting. At the September 2017 Apple event, the iPhone X was revealed. It seems like Apple went all out on its "Anniversary" model, and one of the new features is Face ID. Unlocking your phone with your face isn't exactly new. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Apple TV 4K: Which should you buy?

It's the battle of the best streaming boxes! Android TV vs. tvOS! Sandwiched between the new Apple Watch and iPhone announcement, Apple announced the latest version of its streaming box, the Apple TV 4K. It's a big improvement over the...Show More Summary

How to completely reset your Google login across every device

How to kick everyone and everything off your Google account and force them all to log back in. It's something nobody wants to think about and hopes they never have to do, but it is important to know how to change your Google account password so that every device and service needs to log in again. This isn't just changing your password. Show More Summary

Over 15% of all Android phones now run Nougat

Nougat is now on more and more devices, but it's still too early for Oreo. The monthly Android Distribution list is an important tool for developers to decide what software versions to target for their apps. They're also cool for us tech nerds that just like to argue what fragmentation actually means. Show More Summary

Fact-checking Apple's iPhone X event

Congrats on the event, Apple. Now lets talk a bit. Android fans are no stranger to Apple events containing a jab or two at the competition, often lacking context to make things seem rosy and awesome for App fans. The September eventShow More Summary

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