17 Dec 2017 16:45:42
Remember when cell phones could last for a whole week on one charge?
That was back in the days when phones were just phones. And maybe a quick game of snake. Now, our phones are personal computers wrapped up in a handheld package. And they're used constantly.
The biggest gripe with our smartphones nowadays is that the phone battery doesn't quite meet our demands. Our phones end up spending about as much time on the charger as they do in our hands.
Granted, there's only so much juice you can pack into a little machine as small as a smartphone. It's up to the user to step in and manage their phone ...Read More
31 Oct 2017 11:59:18
We've all had the big scare.
You plug in your iPhone and head to bed, only to wake up the next morning and realize your iPhone isn't charging. The dreaded black screen won't go away.
Your brain begins to churn. How many calls have you missed? How many work emails are currently filling your box?
It's a common problem the longer you've had your phone. But stress no more.
Let's break it down into several easy diagnostic tests. That way, you'll be sure tha...Read More
21 Oct 2017 17:37:54
Once viewed as a luxury item, cell phones are now nearly ubiquitous. Studies show that 95% of all American adults own a cell phone, and almost 80% own a smartphone.
Americans have also grown more dependent on their cell phones. We use our phones to call, text, check email, watch videos, and surf the web. All of that activity can quickly drain a phone's battery.
For this reason, there has been an increased demand for easy access to phone chargers on the go. Airports, buses, bars, and even parks now have charging stations where folks can juice up their devices.
But while charging your phone on th...Read More
6 Oct 2017 17:31:46
The Votes Are In: The Best Android Smartphone Cameras
In 2017, getting the perfect photo and doing so while on-the-go is an essential aspect of a good camera phone. Camera phone's photo quality and features vary greatly.
Find the best fit for you based on what you want out of your phone. Android smartphones have the best camera phones on the market and are setting the standard that other manufacturers are aiming for.
We've done the smartphone camera research for you and compiled a list of some of the best smartphone cameras on the market:
1. The Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its large...Read More
28 Aug 2017 21:37:27
As more and more people make use of online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the need to connect computers to TVs is increasing.
The problem is, if you've never done it before, connecting a computer to a TV can be a confusing task.
There are a couple of different ways to connect your computer to your TV, but the most reliable way is by using video cables. They ensure a quick, responsive, and consistent image which essentially mirrors what's happening on your computer monitor.
But what are the best video cables for computer-TV streaming? Do certain cables work better than others?
Let's t...Read More
5 Aug 2017 18:37:41
Do you know why December 2002 remains such a noteworthy date in world history? It marks the birth of the High Definition Multimedia Interface specification, or HDMI 1.0.
HDMI cables turn 15 soon, and the recent 2.1 upgrade has added some not-to-be-missed next-gen features.
This is cause for celebration!
Gaming, bingeing, watching with mellow eyes a flickering hi-def fireplace -- whatever you're doing, we can't stand the idea of you doing it with a less than spectacular image. HDMI 2.1 means you don't need to and we don't have to be sad for you. Win-win.
Each upgrade to the standard adds new featur...Read More
9 Jul 2017 14:33:09
You need the right Ethernet cable for your network, but are you using the wrong cord? Here are 6 different types of Ethernet cables and how they work.
If you have ever had Internet installed in your home, you have likely seen and managed an Ethernet cable. You have maybe even had to find a replacement cable at your local computer shop and realized there are several types of Ethernet cables.
Since Ethernet technology is over 40 years old, it is no surprise there are several types.
In 1973, Xerox PARC, the research arm of Xerox Corporation, developed the Ethernet cable and filed for its patent in ...Read More
29 Jun 2017 12:20:06
The folks at Satechi have revealed a couple of new USB-C accessories for those device users that wish to output video from small screens to big screens. Two devices were shown today, one a dongle, the other a cable. The cable has USB-C on one end, and a full-sized HDMI plug on the other. The smaller device is the adapter which has a full-sized HDMI port on one end and USB-C on the other.
The Type-C 4K HDMI cable allows any Mac with a USB-C port to connect to a 4K display. This cables is 6-feed long, meaning users will be able to connect to a TV-screen across a small room – or behind and around ...Read More
13 Jun 2017 09:58:04
There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this video from PremiumBeat will teach you how to properly wrap your cables to keep them tidy and save time.
The “Over and Under” method is a tried-and-true method for organizing cables that audio and video technicians use daily. It works best with longer cables, and can be done either left- or right-handed.
As the video explains, you may need to ‘retrain’ your cables if they have developed kinks or loops. To prepare them, just lay them out in the sun for...Read More
12 Jun 2017 21:17:35
Can You Overcharge a Phone Overnight?
Not too many years ago it would have been hard to believe that so much could depend on a small lithium battery, or even a mobile device used predominantly for making calls.
Today, with billions of mobile phone users worldwide, battery life has become a hot topic.
This is understandable when you take into account the many uses we have for these miniature computers.
No charge means no mobile phone, and this can have devastating effects on your communication, business and even social life these days. Without power in that battery, your mobile device has little u...Read More