Posts From Adam Doud

Adam Doud
Adam Doud

Adam had been writing in the tech space for nearly a decade. When not hosting the Benefit of the Doud podcast, he can be found cycling, geocaching, or generally just being outside. He loves getting his hands on as many gadgets to try out as possible. He's reviewed phones, laptops, tablets, and smart home tech for various publications.

These are the Best Cheap Android Phones in 2022

The past few years have been really great for smartphones as the technology that goes into them has improved a lot. As a result, the best smartphones have gotten a lot better, and the phones in the budget space have also gotten very good as well. It's gotten to the point where you can spend...

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) Review: More than just a stylus

The stylus is back, baby! Once thought of as an absolute must-have in the mobile space, the noble stylus faded into the background as an included accessory for smartphones. As multi-touch became more prominent, it seemed as though our love affair with the noble stylus was meant to reach its conclusion. Some brands managed to...

Amazon Fire 7 (2022) vs Amazon Fire 7 Kids (2022): Which tablet should you buy?

When Amazon sent over their Fire 7 tablet for me to review, they also included a Fire 7 Kids tablet. For those of you wondering what the differences are between the Fire 7 and the Fire 7 Kids, there really aren't any. The Fire 7 Kids tablet comes with a big, poofy, foam rubber case, but...

Ive had enough – Apple and legendary designer officially part ways

Sir Jony Ive and Apple have parted ways…again. This time it looks to be more official, as Apple and Ive's design firm, LoveFrom, have decided not to renew their contract. If all this sounds confusing and silly, here's some background. Ive used to be Steve Jobs's buddy back in the late 90s and served as chief...

These Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds are a steal at almost 50% off on Prime Day!

A good pair of noise-canceling earbuds can be hard to find, especially ones that don't break the bank. A standout in that field is Soundcore, which is a sub-brand of Anker. For Prime Day, in addition to some other great deals, Anker has a fantastic offering for its flagship earbuds, the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro...

Take to the skies with Holy Stone drones on Prime Day

Drones are one of those items that you really need to experience before you "get it." Putting a camera 400 feet into the air literally gives you a new perspective on things. Drones have democratized the skies, making it possible to fly at a super low price point. I've flown over a dozen different brands...

Don’t pass up this Prime Day deal on these awesome Technics earbuds

When it comes to earbuds, there are a ton of options out there. At the same time, there are notable names that jump out. Some examples include Samsung, Google, Apple, etc. Technics is a brand owned by Panasonic and audio is in its DNA. I had the pleasure of trying out the Technics EAH-AZ60 earbuds...

Amazon Fire 7 Review: It’s your knockabout tablet

The Amazon Fire line of tablets is among the more popular non-iPad lines of tablets out there. The Fire 7 is the least expensive in Amazon's lineup, and it shows. You could point to just about any feature on this tablet and criticize that it needs to be better. Processor? Definitely. Screen? For sure! Touch...

The Amazon Appstore is just as bad as I thought it’d be (but there is hope)

I've been testing the Amazon Fire 7 tablet recently and one thing I've always suspected is that the Amazon Appstore is not...to put it politely...good. Yes, that is putting it politely. I had a bit of anecdotal evidence to support that, but nothing concrete. So I decided to look where the rubber meets the road...

TCL Stylus 5G Review: A budget phone with a stylus that gets you exactly what you pay for

So let's be clear here. This is not a Samsung Galaxy Note. This is not the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The TCL Stylus 5G has a garaged stylus built into the body of the phone and that is exactly where the similarities end. But the most important way that these phones differentiate is the TCL...

T-Mobile’s App Insights sells your data, but there is a way out

T-Mobile launched a new advertising platform last week called App Insights that allows advertisers access to groups of potential customers based on the apps they have installed on their phones. This program has been in beta testing for the past year. Users are sorted into different categories based on these apps such as "video streamers"...

Track your sales with Google’s Privacy Sandbox Developer Preview 3

Google is trying to replace the browser cookie with new targeted advertising methods in Chrome and beyond. To that end, it built the Android Privacy Sandbox and launched it in April of 2022. Today, Google is rolling out the third iteration of the Privacy Sandbox Developer Preview 3. The new sandbox is related mostly to...
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