If you just want to safely do the basics in your car, hands-free, ZeroTouch is mostly aces.
One of the most important things you can do with your smartphone is to not use it in your car while you're driving. You're going to ignore that advice, of course. We all have. So the trick is to use your phone as safely as possible. And that means keeping it out of your hands.
There are myriad ways to...
Logitech has announced a new pair of hands-free car mounts that work in concert with a voice-controlled app to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
ZeroTouch is available either as a vent mount ($59.99) or a dash mount ($79.99). The free app then connects with the the mount via a small metal plate or a disk hidden underneath a case, triggering a Bluetooth LE connection. When...
Getting four generations of family together for Mother's Day is the perfect time to break out the 360-degree camera.
I have a big family, with a good number of us all living in the same town. Four generations of us in Pensacola, in fact. My grandparents. My parents. My in-laws. Myself and one of my two brothers. My two kids. Three dogs. And while we see each other throughout the week, we...
Robots? Giant robots? Self-driving giant robots? What is it you're dying to see from Google I/O 2016? (Hint: Robots.)
We're just a week or so away from the Google I/O developer conference, where Google shows developers the ins and outs of what's to come for all of your favorite products. Android. Chrome. VR. Apps. The cloud. Games. Design. Three days of anything and everything Google.
Today is Mother's Day. You know, that one day out of the year in which you should treat moms as special as we should every other day of the year. That also means perhaps we should be spending the day with them, and not on the computer, reading random thoughts from some dude who writes about Android for a living.
But just in case that temptation is too much, I present some random thoughts from...
First up — we check in on a number of excellent voicemail questions, including what's up with Android Auto these days, more on adoptable storage back backing up your data, and whether the Nexus 9 should best be forgotten at this point.
Plus we dive into the latest scary (or not) story about Google, Android and hacking, and catch up on the latest in Chromebooks.
This is the year when 360-degree photos and video hit the big time. And to that end, LG has now made 360-degree wallpapers available for the LG G5.
There's a lot of stuff going on when it comes to our home screens. Apps. Folders. Widgets. And for years we've had the option for live wallpapers — animations that can interact with our touch, or just show cool things. (Fun fact: We did this Super...
A glossary of Android terms
If you're new to Android, you might find yourself wondering exactly what we're talking about from time to time. As such, here's a glossary of terms you're likely to run across.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ADB: Android Debug Bridge. A tool used to connect and sends commands to your Android phone from a desktop or laptop computer.
You nearly can't (or at least, probably shouldn't) buy a high-end phone today that doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. And LG has just unveiled the next generation of the security feature, getting rid of the button and moving things under the phone's glass.
Bringing the former Motorola CEO back to run hardware might well be the jump-start Google needs to finally have a proper hardare division.
We're now just two weeks out from Google I/O 2016. And this one bit of news has me pretty excited. Not for the developer conference itself, I guess, but for Google's future as a hardware company.
After a few wild weeks on the road we're back with even more new hardware — the Huawei P9, for one, and the new Android Wear MODE bands for another. Plus the Nextbit Robin has received a major update and is better than ever, someone drops an F-bomb, and we see if podcasts on Google Play Music are anything to fuss over.
Audio only this week!
With but a few minor software annoyances and a wealth of options, this is easily Huawei's best mainstream phone yet.
The quick take
Huawei's newest flagship phone — the P9 — isn't the most inspired design you've ever seen. It's sort of your basic smartphone. But this is the best iteration of its EMUI software yet, full of features you might want in a third-party launcher. Huawei's Kirin 955...
You've got a few options for buying the HTC 10 in the United States. And they are ...
The HTC 10 is the best smartphone we've seen from the manufacturer in years. Of that there is little debate. (It says so in our comprehensive HTC 10 review, after all.)
And so now you've got the tough question ahead of you. Where to buy the HTC 10? In the United States, you've got a few options. We'll walk...
After more than 3 years, podcasts are back on Google's radar. So why did it launch with so much room for improvement?
Once upon a time Google had a little app for listening to podcasts. It was called Google Listen, and it lived alongside other podcast apps during a time of great peace and prosperity. But Google Listen died an untimely death, killed off in one of Google's infamous "Spring...
This is what you can get for free in the U.S. if you get an LG G5 by April 30.
One of the more important features of the LG G5 is the battery. Specifically that it's removable. And because you can swap in a spare battery whenever you feel like it, it makes sense to have an extra on on hand. To that end, LG is giving a good many folks who ordered early a free spare G5 battery, complete with...
We're knee deep in another series of reviews. The Huawei P9 is coming up next. A really good, expensive phone. Maybe not the best for right now, but a solid effort and a huge step in the right direction in terms of software. I've got the Xiaomi Mi 5 on the way, too. (But be sure to read Harish's review first!)
So since it's (another) working weekend, some quick hits to get a few things off my...
You fine folks out there have been sending in your questions for weeks. And we're dedicating this entire podcast to answering them. We talk phones. We talk tablets. And, yes, we dive once more head-first into the world of adult subject and technology. You don't want to miss this one!!!
Audio only this week, folks!
Viruses and exploits get headlines, but they're not the most promising news coming out of Google's 2015 security recap.
The funny thing about security, of course, is most of us on the end-user side of things tend to not worry about it until it's too late. That's natural, of course. It's why we close the barn door after the horse is long gone.
For most of us, security isn't sexy — it's a...
If you've got a few minutes, we've got everything you need to know about the HTC 10. From the camera to the battery to the beautifully chamfered edges to the software, it's all there, in one video.
More: Read our comprehensive HTC 10 review!
If you're in the Southeast and use Regions Bank, know this — you're now supported by Samsung Pay. That means you can now add your puke green debit card or any of your Regions credit cards to Samsung Pay.
And, well, that's it. The big deal here is that, first, there are a ton of Samsung phones out there, with the GS7 and GS6 lines (and the Note 5) supporting Samsung Pay. The second is that...