The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is here. And with it come expected and unexpected surprises. The Galaxy Note series is one of  Samsung’s greatest product lines, and this series embodies that company’s leadership in terms of technology and design. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an excellent phone, worthy of being one of this year’s flagship phones. The quality and the list of amazing features did not come as a surprise because they’re something you would expect from Samsung. The only surprising thing about the Note 9 is its color schemes. The bold colors are something new, especially if you’re familiar with Samsung’s traditional color choices. There are fans who were happy with the changes, and there are those who prefer the old color scheme. Either way, it doesn’t affect the performance of the phone, so I guess this issue is only superficial. If you’re one of those who have […]

Troubleshooting email problems on your Mac or iPhone may seem like a daunting and difficult process. But the truth is, Apple already has built-in troubleshooting tools that may help fix most common Mac email problems in no time. Then again, even if these tools can take care of the most iPhone, Mac, or MacBook Pro email problems you may encounter, take note that there are other issues that they won’t be able to fix and diagnose. Don’t worry, though. We created this guide for whoever is having a hard time with Apple mail, Apple mail server problems, or other related issues. The Most Common Email Issues You’ve probably arrived at this article because you are looking for solutions to any of the Apple mail issues below: You can’t receive emails on your iPhone. Your Apple mail is not working on your iPhone. You can send emails, but cannot receive them. […]

Every day, thousands or even billions of people connect via SMS. It’s the most convenient way to communicate, no wonder why it’s still around even after 3 decades. Interestingly, a new SMS-protocol-based technology is being championed and introduced to many mobile phone manufacturers and mobile carriers: RCS Messaging or rich communication services. Let’s take a look at how this technology is rolled out to consumers. What is RCS Messaging? In case you haven’t heard of it yet, RCS is basically a part of the new Advanced Messaging standard. It is introduced for the purpose of improving the current messaging functionality that is, by default, built-in on most smartphones. Aside from having the text messaging features, RCS allows sending quality picture messages of up to 10MB in size. It also allows location sharing, group chats, and video calls. In addition, this service also supports read acknowledgements and typing indicators, which you’re […]

We all know how annoying Windows 10 updates can be. After we’ve been through the operating system’s highly-marketed ‘Get Windows 10’ drama, Microsoft is at it again. This coming October, after installing a Windows 10 update, users will notice how the operating system pushes you to use its Microsoft Edge browser. If you’re someone who grew up with Chrome and Firefox, it’s hard to imagine using a different browser for your online activities — a subpar one at that. Beta testers had a chance to try out Microsoft’s upcoming October Windows update and they revealed this new annoying feature. Once you’ve installed the update, Windows 10 will start warning you whenever you install a non-Microsoft Edge browser for the first time. This includes Google Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera, among others. Once you do that, you’ll be greeted by a message that warns users about the download. But come to think […]

One of the key factors in winning an online game is having a reliable mouse. How can you defeat your opponent if your mouse is dropping or is not responsive enough? How can you clash against enemy heroes when your mouse is so slow that you are not able to quickly release spells or attacks? You’ll probably end up frustrated and annoyed if your character gets killed because of your mouse. Gaming on Mac may not be as popular as that on a PC, but you can still play most multi-player games on Mac. Because gaming on Mac is not very common, there aren’t that many gaming mice for Mac computers. However, a PC mouse and a Mac mouse work basically the same. Both Mac and Windows operating systems follow the same mouse layout with a left button, a right button, and a middle scroll wheel. This means that a […]

In 2016, a popular search engine experienced a massive data hack. Because of that, billions of user accounts were compromised. The incident was in addition to another similar data breach that happened in 2014, which affected more than 500 million users. Considering all the user accounts that were affected by the data breaches in both years, it is quite alarming how those unexpected incidents have affected millions of lives. While the effects were not felt physically, the data breaches sure did leave an impact in the online realm. You see, most of these data breaches happen because of one common reason: duplicate and compromised passwords. Computer and mobile users reuse passwords on different websites, not knowing the risk involved in using the same password. Well, there’s nobody to blame. After all, we are only humans. We can’t always remember the 20 password combinations we use to log in to our […]

Just when you think you are all set to leave the house, you realize that your Android device’s battery is low. So, you immediately plug it in. Unfortunately, you realize you do not have enough time left to charge up, else you’ll be late for work. Well, if you do not use your Android device much, you need not worry about low battery issues. However, if you rely on your phone so much because you use it to listen to music while on the road or for GPS navigation, low battery scenarios will definitely disappoint you. In this fast-paced era, smartphones are used for almost everything. When they die on us and run out of battery, we feel so futile and helpless. Fortunately, a technology has been introduced to save us from low battery problems: the fast charger for Android. With a few hours of charging, you could get your […]

There are only a few months left to 2018, but Apple has still many surprises in store for loyal users. The Apple Special Event held last September 12 from the Steve Jobs Theater has revealed the products Apple is planning to launch in the next few months, including a new batch of new iPhones and a cheaper, more colorful version of it. We’ve also seen the release of the new Apple Watch Series 4 which Apple fans have been looking forward to. Apple has also revealed the release dates of the new macOS, as well as other software updates. Let’s look at the upcoming Apple releases for 2018 and 2019 one by one. New iPhone Series The main star of the September event is the introduction of Apple’s latest phone series—the iPhone XS and XS Max. These phones bear some similarities with last year’s iPhone X but are packed with […]

When it comes to shopping for a new Android phone, the task can be daunting and exhausting. Just imagine going through hundreds of the latest Android phones on the market right now, all competing for your attention—and budget. It’s easy to get attracted to pretty designs and be swayed by a convincing salesperson or a tempting staggered payment system — but hold your horses. Before you make an ill-informed buying decision that you’ll probably regret later on, check out our list of the best Android phones in 2018 and choose the best smartphone for you. All Android phones have their advantages and disadvantages, and we’ve laid them out for you in this article so you can choose wisely. The Best Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best smartphone under the Galaxy flagship. With a 6.4-inch screen and an S Pen stylus, there is […]

When your Mac does not start up, there could be a multitude of issues behind it. For that reason, we came up with these top 10 troubleshooting tips for a Mac to help resolve any problems. While most of us are fortunate enough to experience trouble-free years, working every day without issues, others run into problems keeping them from using their Macs. Well, if a Mac does not start up, that does not necessarily mean you can’t do anything about it. Yes, it can be a disaster, especially if you have a deadline to meet. But again, these Mac troubleshooting tips should help you diagnose the problem and fix it, or at least, prepare you ahead for any problems. 1. Use Mac’s Safe Boot Option. One of the easiest and most straightforward methods to diagnose startup problems with Macs is to use the Safe Boot option. This method technically forces […]