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This portable 6,700 mAh battery is also a 64GB flash drive for your iPhone or Android

No matter which smartphone you own, be it an iPhone or the latest Android phone, there’s always one thing that’s universally true: you wish the …

Use Android Pay with Xposed Without Rebooting with Magisk

Amongst many first world problems, there is one that resonates with many XDA-dwellers. On one hand, Android is aiming for the future with solutions …

All-in-One Messenger is a blessing for people tired of chat windows

Over the course of an hour or so, I'm likely to get dozens of notifications -- several messages from different Slack groups, a few Hangouts messages, maybe some messages or notifications on Facebook, Twitter mentions, an SMS or two and some emails.<p>That's a lot to keep up with, and it forces you to …

Chatbots

Change your mind about Windows 10? Here's how you can roll back

<b>Updated, July 28, 2016</b><b>:</b> <i>Updated with the latest information.</i><p>So we think Windows 10 is great. If you're still in doubt, though, keep in mind that you have only a few more days to upgrade to it for free. After that, it's going to cost $99 or $199 for Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, respectively. …

Software

All the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Windows 10 was designed with touchscreens in mind, but Microsoft hasn't forgotten more traditional PC users. The operating system comes with plenty of built-in keyboard shortcuts -- including new shortcuts for the Command Prompt -- for those who prefer a physical keyboard.<p>Here's a handy list of the …

Google Drive: How to upload, download, view, and share files and documents

Google Drive is one of the handiest cloud storage services around, giving you 15GB of free space, which you can access from just about any device …

Google

Check out this $239 tablet that dual-boots Windows 10 and the Android-based Remix OS

Chuwi isn't exactly a brand with global recognition, but the Chinese firm has launched a wide range of Windows 10 devices in recent months. From the …

$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

Jets surprise with Wilkerson deal; is Fitzpatrick next?

Here are a few thoughts on Muhammad Wilkerson's new five-year, $85 million contract with the New York Jets:<p><b>1. This was their biggest upset since they</b> …

NFL

Carmelo Anthony: Time for athletes to ‘step up and take charge’

<i>Your teams. Your favorite writers. Wherever you want them. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​</i><p>New York Knicks star Carmelo …

How to get Windows 10's dark theme

Some of you have been asking about the dark black-and-gray theme I've been sporting in my Windows 10 screenshots.<p>If you've installed the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- which rolled out August 2 -- then you can get this cool dark theme in native Windows apps right now. To do this, open the</b> …

WiFi Manager for Android Wear lets you enter network passwords on your watch

Google added support for WiFi on Android Wear devices a long time ago, but the feature is a bit of a pain to use. You have to enter the WiFi …

Mini M8S II Amlogic S905X Android TV Box with 2GB RAM Sells for $37

MINI M8S is a relatively popular Android TV box based on Amlogic S905 thanks to its low price ($33) and the inclusion of 2GB RAM. There's now a new …

Android TV now unofficially supports x86 PCs

Ever have a few of them HDMI PC sticks or mini/pico PC boxes lying around and can’t think of something new to do with them? Well now you have one …

Raspberry Pi

$35 R-Box Rockchip RK3229 4K Android 5.1 TV Box Comes with 2GB RAM

While Rockchip RK3229 SoC has a pretty weak processor (4x Cortex A7) and GPU (Mali-400MP2), its media capabilities are very good for the price, as it …

Awesome $8 gadget adds microSD support to smartphones that don’t come with it

Expandable storage is one of the many great things about Android smartphones as compared to the iPhone, but some models don’t include this key …

Unofficial Systemless Xposed Available-- Allows OTAs, Android Pay

Unoffical Systemless Xposed is Now Available — OTAs and Pay Unaffected!<p>Recognized Contributor topjohnwu has modified the Xposed Framework (V.85.1) to …

5 best PlayStation emulators for Android

The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of legendary games. It dominated the fifth generation of game consoles by a fairly hefty margin when it came to sales, and many franchises, including Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, Spyro, …

Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

Best WiFi hotspot devices

ShutterStock<p><i>EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is no longer in date. For a more relevant, updated take — head here.</i><p>While having all your devices connected directly to a data plan is convenient, it’s not always feasible or cost effective. Our days revolve around computers, tablets, wearables, MP3 players …

Batteries

Setting up the fingerprint scanner on the HTC 10

Prior to this year, fingerprint scanners weren’t all that easy to find on mobile devices; however, the top hardware manufacturers in the world of …

How to set up a VPN on Android

Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.<p>What is a VPN and why should I use it?<p>A VPN is a system in which computing devices can …

Information Systems

HTC 10 camera samples

For the last three years, HTC’s phones shipped with underwhelming cameras. It was until last year’s One M9 and One A9 that the disappointment became …

Best HTC One A9 Cases

The HTC One A9 can best be described as a product of a faltering company going through an experimental phase. While maintaining some of the aspects that HTC is known for, including solid build quality and great design, the One A9 is quite the departure from the norm. For starters, BoomSound …

Operating Systems

How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

8 quick ways to clear up drive space in Windows 10

Face it: No matter how large your hard drive is -- how many empty terabytes you had when you first bought your PC -- you always seem to fill it right to the brink.<p>If you're bumping up against your PC's physical storage limit, there are some quick tricks you can use to reclaim a couple of gigs. But …

HTC 10: All hail the new king of Android smartphones [first impressions review]

For the past 6 months or so, I have been using an iPhone 6S Plus. After years of living in an Android world, I decided to give Apple's offering a …

HTC 10 review: HTC builds the best Android flagship of 2016

No gimmicks, no nonsense—HTC keeps it simple and builds an awesome smartphone.<p>The last 12 months have been dark for HTC. Year over year, the …

Phones

The 8C’s of the HTC 10: Why the price is more logical than you might think

When HTC announced its <i>10</i> on Tuesday, the leaks and hype that had been seeping through the cracks for months now became official. The device is very much an HTC flagship, and very much the product that fans arguably expected the company to deliver last year. One thing that was perhaps <i>not</i> expected …

An evening out with the HTC 10: camera impressions

Up until a few years ago, HTC was one of my favourite manufacturers, as phones such as the HTC Desire, HTC One X+ and the Windows-based HTC HD2, all firmly found their way into my phone collection. Yet, with the launch of the original HTC One M7, the Taiwanese company lost me as a customer as the …

Phones