This is how to turn on the magic of the Honor 6X's rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
The Honor 6X may be cheap in price, but it's an appealing buy precisely because it packs a few features you'd normally see paired with a flagship.
The 6X comes able with a few fingerprint gestures, including the ability to use the rear-facing sensor as a shutter button for the camera app. You can also use it to...
Anyone can get into Spectacles as long as life-logging is the goal.
I confess: I am a sucker for the next cool thing in Millennial technology, though I'd argue that Snapchat Spectacles are more than that. Spectacles are the perfect example of accessible technology because anyone can don a pair as long as they have the slightest interest in capturing life 10-seconds at a time.
I've been using...
Google's inclusive emojis mean nothing if only a small percentage of its users feel represented.
Software updates have always been a major headache for Android users. Frankly, it's a wonder that so many of us have stuck around this long as fragmentation remains a major issue on our beloved mobile platform. Especially considering that the lack of consistent software updates means that there are...
Why did it take so long for this kind of functionality to come to Google Maps?
Google has announced that you can now hail a ride from your preferred ride-sharing service directly through the Maps app. Tap on the icon of the guy hailing a ride and Maps will offer you a complete list of ride options, including special offers and promotions for both Uber and Lyft.
The Google Maps update...
Latest update brings a slew of features to the Axon 7 Mini.
Good news for those of you who recently nabbed an Axon 7 Mini. ZTE has announced a maintenance release for the device, namely a software update that will add VoLTE, Google security patches up to December, and camera enhancements. ZTE says that there are three different builds out right now and the one you have installed will affect the...
The iPhone is quickly on the way to dethroning Android's dominance in the U.S., though the platform continues to thrive overseas.
Via Recode, Kantar WorldPanel released data that shows the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 6S accounted for about 31 percent of smartphone sales since Apple's flagship launched in September 2016.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were up next with 28.9...
Google pushed up Wear's release date to next month!
Just in time for Valentine's Day — because you know you were thinking of getting your special someone a brand new Android Wear device, right? — Google has pushed the release date of Android Wear 2.0 to early February 2017. That's next month!
Originally, Android Wear 2.0 was slated for release sometime in early 2017, but based on a notice...
Make a habit of making habits with these helpful tracking apps.
You're probably sick of hearing the same old clichés about getting a handle back on life. Well, I'm not here to give you that rah-rah speech. Whether you get back on the saddle is ultimately up to you, but I can help you on a journey by suggesting a few apps that are effective at helping implement healthier habits into your daily...
It's all about the way it interacts, says Johna Paolino.
Have you ever thought about the fact that there are bigger implications to how you personally interact with your devices? Johna Paolino certainly thinks about it, and thus, has thanked Google in a Medium post for "paying closer attention...to the female users."
Paolino writes that Google Home is the first major at-home gadget that she's...
Should you buy Pixel Protect with your new Google phone? For an extra $100, you're paying for peace of mind.
You might not think you need that device protection add-on for your shiny new device, but with Google's new Pixel smartphones, you might consider springing for it in the case of an emergency.
The good and bad of everyone's favorite technology-focused dog-and-pony show.
Our CES badges this year helpfully reminded us of how many years we'd walked the padded paths laid out in the Las Vegas Convention Center. As a six year veteran myself, I feel led to share some of the good and bad elements of the world's largest technology trade show.
This vibrahaptic wearable has more potential than simply shaking along to your tunes.
Honestly, I'm not into the idea of wearing a smartwatch full-time. I've never been a watch person and having something on that big feels almost intrusive. But weirdly, I found myself excited about the Lofelt Basslet, despite the fact that all it does is vibrate on your wrist.
Kids' toys are getting the high-tech treatment at CES this year with the Sony Koov set.
Curious to see if your kid has knack for programming? You need something like Sony's Koov, a vibrantly colored LEGO-like toy that enables kids to build things and then program them to come to life.
There are seven colors of translucent blocks. Once you've concocted your creation,...
It's just too bad this amazing television is limited to China.
It's funny how life works. Last week, I rushed out in a hurry to purchase a new television in time for our friends to come over and watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve.
The backlight to our Samsung TV had burned out, but it took swapping the various logic boards and tweaking of wires before we realized...
It's time to pay attention to BlackBerry — again.
Talk about déjà vu: I just finished handling a pre-production version of the "Mercury" smartphone by BlackBerry. This thing is a definite blast from the past, though it doesn't feel antiquated. Instead, it feels like the next generation of BlackBerry — essentially what we had hoped the Priv would be all along.
Honor is still attempting to make strides in the U.S., but is the 6X compelling enough?
You really have to hand it to Honor. Huawei's millennial-focused offshoot is still spitting out smartphones despite the relatively tepid reception of its previous two devices in the U.S. Remember, Honor has no carrier backing stateside, which puts it at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the brood. It's...
I promised myself I'd pack less in 2017.
I'm pretty terrible about overpacking, especially when it comes to work trips. But that's because I like to travel with all the comforts of home, like my favorite blanket, a travel kettle, a yoga mat, and a giant bag of instant coffee.
Of course, I equip myself with the proper devices to get the job done, too. CES is not a...
"Om" your way through life with the help of these meditation apps.
There's no hippie mumbo jumbo here. Meditation is often encouraged by medical professionals as a way to decompress when life might be moving too quickly for you to catch up. On a physical level, meditation can be particularly helpful with lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety attacks, helping insomnia, increasing serotonin...
The holidays are a great excuse to use your family as guinea pigs for new technology.
This year, I put my family and friends in the virtual reality hot seat with Google's Daydream View. I loaded up my really blue Pixel XL (I'm obligated to remind you of that in every mention) with apps like Hello Mars, Evil Robot Traffic Jam, and the BBC's The Turning Forest. I didn't see my phone for about...
Wileyfox ditches Cyanogen for "purer" Android.
We certainly hope you didn't purchase a Wileyfox smartphone specially for Cyanogen, because that's going extinct once the company seeds out its next software update.
In an email to Android Central, Wileyfox provided details on how it plans to proceed following the news of Cyanogen's untimely demise. The company promised a smooth transition via an...