Best contactless credit cards: Tap to pay – thepointsguy.com Madison Blancaflor
Contactless credit cards are cards that don’t require you to insert your card chip when you make a purchase. These cards use EMV chip technology (chip security developed for Europay, Mastercard and Visa but now used by many cards) with NFC (near-field communication) for proximity payments. Cards with contactless capabilities can be used like a standard chip credit card or for “tap-and-go” payments similar to Apple Pay and Google Pay purchases.
Apple Pay is easy and works with the Apple devices you use every day.
Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay contactless.
When you pay with your Android phone or Apple iPhone, Google Pay uses an encrypted number instead of your actual card number so your details stay secure. With contactless payments, you can check out faster with the device that's already in your hand.
11 of the Best Photo Editors for Android – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
Over the past few years, phone cameras have managed to jump from serviceable shooters to flat-out great. They may not be able to match the quality of something like a DSLR camera, but for most people, they’re more than enough. And, while plenty of stuff already goes on behind the scenes of your phone’s camera to increase image quality, even the best photos can use some touching up—and that is where photo editors come in.
7 things your Android phone can do that make iPhone users jealous – By Jason Cipriani cnet.com
The never-ending debate between Android and iOS owners regarding which platform is better feels like it will never be truly settled. Both sides have their share of valid talking points, ranging from security and encryption for iPhone users to customization and Google Assistant prowess on the Android side.
The Best Mobile Scanning Apps to Digitize Notes and More – By Suzanne Humphries reviewgeek.com
Having a digital scanning app on your phone makes it easy to get an instant copy of a receipt, drawing, or important file, and with these handy apps you can forget ever using a bulky copy machine again.
How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks – By Matthew Hughes howtogeek.com
You think you’re making all the right moves. You’re smart with your security. You have two-factor authentication enabled on all your accounts. But hackers have a way to bypass that: SIM swaping.
How to Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam – By lifehacker.com
When ZDNet’s Matthew Miller got hit with a SIM swap attack, he described it as a “horror story” that caused him to lose “decades of data.” And he’s not being hyperbolic; more than a week later, he’s still dealing with the aftereffects, and there’s no guarantee from some of the major tech players—including Twitter and Google—that he’ll ever be able to regain access to that which his attackers messed up.
12 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020 – By Matthew Sholtz androidpolice.com
Over the years, I've used my fair share of weather apps in the search for the best weather widgets out there, and while trends are always changing, many of the staples in the weather app industry have stayed the same. Luckily, there are still more than a few apps out there I've yet to explore, and so I've rounded up all of my favorites, young and old, and I've listed them by order of price in order to share with AP's readership the best weather widgets currently available on Android in 2020.
You’d have to be really, really bored to devote some time to scrolling through all the settings on your phone or laptop—so the devices you rely on every day may well offer a selection of options and features that you’re completely unaware of. Here’s a rundown of 31 of the best lesser-known settings that you might find useful.
Stellar Astronomy Apps for Backyard Stargazing – By Suzanne Humphries reviewgeek.com
There’s something both primal and humbling about looking up at the night sky and seeing the same constellations our ancestors saw, except now we have the luxury of exploring the final frontier right from our smartphones—no rockets or telescopes required.
What We’re Listening To: Our Favorite Podcasts Right Now – By Review Geek Team reviewgeek.com
The word on the street is that podcast listening is down because fewer people are commuting daily. But just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t kick back with a podcast—and if you’re looking for something new to get down with, boy do we have some picks for you.
Avoid Missed Calls With Google's New 'Ring Gradually' Feature For Pixel – By David Murphy lifehacker.com.au
In a perfect world, I’d leave my phone on vibrate all the time. Nothing against my fun ringtone; I just find it more pleasant to feel a buzz when someone is calling than get blasted with some song. Thanks to a new update from Google, however, I can have both—on my Pixel, at least.
Before You Buy a Flagship Phone, Here’s What You Can Get for Half the Price -By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com
Nobody wants to spend their money on a crappy phone. But to be honest, brand new $1,000 flagship devices are overkill for many people. Phones that cost between $200 and $600 often sport the premium features that actually matter, like fast charging, high-quality displays, long battery life, and powerful cameras.
Android Rules feature rolling out to more Google Pixel devices– 9to5Google – By Ben Schoon 9to5google.com
For quite some time, Android has been teasing trigger-based settings by the name of “Rules.” We though that’d be available widely in Android 10, but Google never launched the feature. Now, Android’s “Rules” are starting to show up on a lot of Google Pixel devices, hinting they might be included in the next “Feature Drop.”
How Does Grammarly Work? | Grammarly Spotlight – By Grammarly Grammarly.com
Did you know Grammarly has a product for just about every kind of writing you do? We have an online editor for drafting long documents, plus desktop apps and a Microsoft Office add-in if you prefer not to write in your browser. The Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android keeps you looking polished even when you’re writing from your phone. And of course, there’s the Grammarly browser extension, which checks your writing on all your favorite websites.
How to Calibrate the Compass on Android to Improve Device Location Accuracy – By Ben Stockton howtogeek.com
Google Maps uses your Android device’s magnetometer to determine which direction you’re heading. To improve your device’s location accuracy, you need to calibrate your compass in the Google Maps app. Here’s how.
How strong is your password, really? 9 rules to make, remember and manage your logins – By Sharon ProfisClifford Colby cnet.com
Strong passwords are of course key to your security. The challenge is to create strong passwords you can actually remember, without stumbling into the bad habits that can harm you — like reusing the same password for multiple accounts. But how many passwords can you actually remember? You could easily have 85 passwords for all your accounts, from banking to streaming to social media, according to LogMeIn, which makes the LastPass password manager.