William Harrel

The Five Best Android Antivirus and Security Apps

by File in: Smartphones

When you’re at the top of the heap, a big fish in a big pond, or however you’d describe the largest operating system in the world, you’re a target for exploitation. Crooks, hackers, malcontents, and wrong-doers spend countless hours of energy trying to figure out how to take advantage of you and the good people […]

Navigate Easier with Android’s Smart Text Selection and Selected Text Magnification

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For some, especially those of us in the approaching-the-over-the-hill gang, working with text on our phones can be cumbersome. Because smartphone text itself, context menu entries, and all the other tools for working with text are so small that they render simple tasks, such as selecting an address or phone number, copying it, and then […]

How to Configure Do Not Disturb Settings on Android

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By default, Android’s Do Not Disturb (DND) does exactly what you’d expect the so-named feature to do—no matter what app, call, email, or text message tries to find you, the operating system (OS) waits until you turn DND off before displaying and/or playing and/or vibrating a notification. But what if you’re expecting an important call, […]

Increase Convenience and Productivity with Android’s Picture-in-Picture Mode

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While Android operating system (OS) advocates have, for the past couple years now, been touting picture-in-picture (PiP) as a new and exciting feature, the idea and the application itself was first introduced on televisions back in 1976. In fact, during the end of the 20th century and into the early 21st century, PiP was promoted […]

Printer Ink Wars — EcoTank, Instant Ink, MegaTank, INKvestment Tank , Instant Ink

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Everybody has heard the adage that the major inkjet printer manufacturers—Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP—make more from the ink that keeps their printers going than from the sale of the printers themselves. This is not just simply an axiom; it’s absolutely true. Printer ink is not the only consumable that fuels the profit margin of […]

The 10 Best Android Phones for 2019

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Since most Android smartphone makers, especially the leading manufacturers, update their wears annually and at varying times throughout the year, writing an up-to-date comparison of the top models is a bit of a juggling act. As I write this, for example, Samsung is starting to ship the Galaxy S10 and S10+, two of its top […]

Android Pie (version 9) Review – The “Techie” Smartphone OS Gets Smarter and Friendlier

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Google released Android Pie to its own phones, namely the Pixel brand, in August of last year. Since then, the various manufacturers of Android phones, including Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Honor, LG, and others, have been adapting the latest version of Android (ver. 9) to their phones. Some, such as Essential Phone and OnePlus, […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

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More and more users are in to big phones with big beautiful high-resolution displays, such as Google’s Pixel, OnePlus 6, or Apple’s iPhone X, but Samsung’s flagship Note brand (now up to version 9) has led the way in big and beautiful since the Note 1 several years ago. It’s called the “Note,” of course, […]

The State of Smart Home Printer Technology – Convenient, But Not All That Smart

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It took a while, but Smart Home voice-activation technology finally extended to printers and all-in-one (AIO), print, copy, scan, and sometimes fax, printers. Considering what it takes to make a device, especially a device that already has wireless tech built-in, smart, it should have happened a long time ago. Also, given how long voice activation […]

10 iOS Launchers for Android to Alleviate Your iPhone Envy

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While it’s true that Android devices dominate the smartphone market, the users of iPhones seem to have a much more fervent love affair going with iOS than do the users of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. A primary reason that Android sales prevail is that Apple’s hardware costs so much more than most […]