Don't look now, but flip phones are making a comeback

According to a number of media outlets, the biggest trend this year is the return of the humble flip phone. The Seattle Times said, “The flip phone is the new protest statement.” Baltimore Sun Op-Ed writer Katie Reid swapped her Apple iPhone for a Kyocera flip phone. She did it at first to disconnect from a social media addiction (which seems to be a common thread among those turning to an unconnected handset) and then to make sure her infant daughter doesn’t grow up with a smartphone as her best friend.

Perhaps it is no surprise that those leaving a smartphone for a flip phone feel more …


Samsung J2 Pro is the smartphone for those who don't want internet connectivity

When you think about all of the things you can do with your smartphone, naturally you grasp the importance of internet connectivity. Without this connection, you wouldn’t be able to use the browser on your phone, or open up most apps. But believe it or not, there are some consumers (a rather small subset) who want a smartphone, but without the ability to be connected. This leaves the device offering a limited number of capabilities, especially for a phone using the word “Pro” in its name.

The Samsung J2 Pro comes with a 5-inch display carrying a 540 x 960 resolution (qHD, not to be confused …

New study reveals that parental control apps don't protect children online

Parents, have you ever installed a parental control app on your teen’s phone in order to keep track of where he/she goes online? Preliminary results from new research conducted by the University of Central Florida reveals that these apps, which show which websites your kid visited, block certain websites, and limit screen time, may not be effective. In addition, the use of these apps tend to drive a wedge between parents and teenagers.

An online survey measured tracked 200 parents who had at least one child 13 to 17 years old. Half of these parents admitted to using a parental control app. …

Sara Bareilles slayed 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

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If your social media feed hasn’t been blowing up all night with people excited about NBC’s live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar, then you’re clearly not following the right people.

The whole show is a blast, but Sara Bareilles owned this standout moment when she sang one of the musical’s most well-known numbers, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him.”

No more words. Just hit play and soak it in. Read more…

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ batteries allegedly revealed… don't get too excited

A large battery — that’s every phone owner’s dream. But manufacturers also want to make their devices slim and elegant. So, there’s a fine balance that needs to be struck — make the device thin enough but don’t sacrifice too much of its battery life. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is a perfect example of why one should be careful with this balance — the device had too small a compartment for its battery, which was sort of the general reason behind the whole exploding Note debacle back in 2016.

So, with the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung played it safe and didn’t go with crazy capacities …

Results: we love new phones, don't we?

There are so many new phone models coming out nowadays, they are basically tripping over each other. And while the tech is sort of matured, there are still enough developments and upgrades to make you feel like your handset is getting old just 6 months after the model had hit the market. So, for an enthusiast, it’s usually a hard task to keep your wallet closed when the next shiny phone comes out.

But there are also those that have immense zen skills… or have other life stuff to take care of before being able to afford the next superphone that they itch for so much. We thought …

Samsung Galaxy S6 might get Android Oreo by February, but don't get your hopes up

Samsung is hard at work trying to release the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its flagship smartphones. The South Korean company is currently testing Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8+ and is likely to start pushing it out very soon.

However, another ex-flagship might get the update around the same time. Samsung Galaxy S6’s last major Android OS update could be Oreo, according to the company’s technical support. Sadly, these statements that some Samsung reps issue while offering technical support are hard to confirm 100% since decisions related to important …

Don't expect T-Mobile to pick up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

It now appears that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will not be offered by AT&T or Verizon. The Wall Street Journal today suggested that the reversal might have taken place because of a 2012 Congressional report that claimed Huawei’s telecom equipment was used to spy on corporations and governments. The allegations in the report were denied by the manufacturer despite comments made by former CIA chief Michael Hayden. The latter claims to have seen hard evidence that Huawei has spied on behalf of China, its home country. AT&T and Verizon have not made any comments about Huawei at all.

Huawei …