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Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore

Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore – By Andrew Heinzman

As flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Google, and OnePlus get more and more expensive, you might feel forced to keep up with the increased prices. But times have changed, and most phones under $500 offer the performance, battery life, and camera quality that used to be reserved for high-end handsets. In other words, you don’t need an expensive phone anymore.

– Best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook – By Matthew Sholtz

The year is almost over, and it was one for the record books, that’s for sure. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many of us, we’ve also seen some fantastic apps released this year.

Other Noteworthy Chromebook Apps: – By Kyle Bradshaw

Did you recently get your first Chromebook, whether for the holidays or as a self-gift to improve your work-from-home setup? Here are some of the best apps to use on your new Chromebook across the web, Android, and Linux.

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password?

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password? – By
People forget things. It happens. While I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten the password or PIN for my phone, I totally get how it’s possible. Maybe you set the phone up and placed it down to process any and all updates it has to go through, or charge up to full capacity, and came back to a locked screen and a vague memory of the super-secure PIN you used to protect it.

– Factory reset your device before selling or recycling it

Wipe and reset your iPhone to factory settings before selling or recycling it – By Jason Cipriani

There are a lot of reasons to say goodbye to your old phone. Whether you’re upgrading to the latest shiny new iPhone, trading it in to save some cash, selling it to a random stranger, or repurposing it. Part of saying bye, however, has to include clearing it of all your personal information.

How to Factory Reset an Android Phone or Tablet – by

A factory reset is a process that erases the data on a tablet or smartphone and restores it to mostly the same condition as when it was first purchased.

Free Remote Desktop for Windows, Mac, Chrome

Free Remote Desktop for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome – Access with Computer, Phone & a Google Account – YouTube VIDEO

Learn how to setup Chrome Remote Desktop to remotely access your computer from anywhere using your Google Account and a browser. It’s currently free with a Google account. Works with Windows, Mac, Linux & Chrome and you can access from any device with a browser or your phone or tablet using the app.

Photo Editing Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

5 Simple Photo Editing Tips to Make Your Photos Pop – By Tim Brookes

The difference between a good photo and a great one might be the few minutes you spend editing it before you share it. These techniques can quickly boost the quality of your photos.

Why Everyone Should Learn Photography by Harry Guinness
You carry an incredible camera with you all the time: your smartphone. The quality of the photos that even a mid-range smartphone takes is insane. And, since you’ve got such a powerful tool, why not learn to use it well?

What’s the Difference Between Digital and Optical Zoom? – By Harry Guinness

Zoom, like a lot of camera specs, is a bit more complicated than advertising campaigns would have you believe. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung are now boasting 10x, 50x, or even 100x zoom. But is this even possible? Let’s look at the differences between optical and digital zoom.

Twilio Authy gets facelift and new name

Twilio Authy gets facelift and new name but is still the authenticator app everybody loves – By Nabeel Saeed

In the five years since acquiring Authy, Twilio has increased its focus on ensuring trust and empowering secure communications between customers and their end users. Meanwhile, Authy continues its mission of providing those end users a secure means of authenticating their identities and actions. Back then, we chose to keep the brands separate, but over the years, as Twilio and Authy converged in their missions, customers and users expressed confusion around the relationship between the two. So, earlier this year we announced that we’re finally going to merge the two brands, renaming the app to Twilio Authy.

What’s in a name?

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