Category Archives: Computer Tips

  • Twitter lurkers will love its new Popular Articles feature

    In an effort to make its platform better for new and logged-out users – and presumably, folks who don’t tweet much – Twitter is rolling out a new feature that surfaces articles that people in your feed are talking about. BuzzFeed News first spotted links to stories under a ‘Popular Articles’ header in the Explore tab […]

  • iPhone users complain iOS 11 slows down their apps

    Apple is catching some heat over the release of the new iOS 11. A litany of iPhoneusers are reporting experiencing a significant drop in performance after updating to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The issues range from reduced battery life to noticeably slower app performance, according to numerous posters on Reddit. Among other things, users are complaining that apps either […]

  • Google’s ARCore SDK brings AR creation tools to Android

    Augmented reality is about to get its big, mainstream moment thanks to Apple’s iOS 11 and the new iPhone, but another player intends to grab some of the mainstream AR action, too: Google. To that end, Google is introducing ARCore, a platform for developers that will allow them to build augmented reality apps on Android. Today’s release […]

  • You know things are bad when even the Google Pay Store is distributing malware

    Shady links, questionable emails, pirated videos, and … the Google Play Store? Malware authors have long used any and all tools at their disposal to trick victims into downloading malicious software, but the latest app-powered botnet uncovered by researchers in early August makes it clear that even marquee sources like Google may not be as […]

  • Razer reportedly working on gamer-focused smartphone

    Razer is a company known for its gaming mice, keyboards, and laptops, but the company could soon get into another product category: phones. Razer is working on a mobile phone, claims a new report from Bloomberg. Details of the device are unknown, but it’s said that Razer is targeting “hardcore gamers” with its upcoming handset. While […]

  • Facebook profits jump 71% while WhatsApp growth surges

    Facebook is 13 this year, and while its teenage years have caused concern about the sociological implications for a network that connects almost a third of the world’s population, it sure is effective at printing money. The two billion people who log in to the site every day ensured revenue hit a whopping $9.3 billion (~£7.09 […]

  • Tablo’s new Android TV app turns the Nvidia Shield into a cord-cutter’s DVR

    On the heels of launching its next-gen DVR for cord cutters who want to record TV over-the-air from a digital antenna, the maker of the Tablo DVR is today releasing a new app for Android TV owners, for recording live TV without the need for additional DVR hardware. The app, Tablo Engine, initially works with […]

  • Google News gets a fresh coat of paint

    Google News is looking different today. That’s because Google today launched a major redesign of its news aggregation site that brings it in line with the rest of its services and removes a lot of the clutter that accumulated over the years. After years of sticking with essentially the same design, nobody was going to […]

  • OnePlus 5 Review

    Our comprehensive review of the OnePlus 5. The specs of the OnePlus 5 include a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB or 8GB RAM, dual rear-facing cameras, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,300mAh battery and Oxygen OS running on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Starting at $479, do you think the OnePlus 5 is […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

    Microsoft has been cautious about making its Surface product line available worldwide. It tests devices in specific markets, sees how they do, and if the response is good, ships them to those areas. The company appears to have have received a strong response, in particular, to its Surface Studio, Surface Book devices and Surface Dial, […]

  • CyanogenMod successor Lineage OS is now available for download

    The ability to install a custom ROM on your Android device has been a key benefit for tinkerers and developers since the early days of the platform. The selection of ROMs has changed over the years, but through it all there’s been CyanogenMod. This ROM has supported the most devices and introduced the most features […]