Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
Arol Wright

Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

These are the best Verizon phones in July: Samsung, Apple, Google, Motorola & more!

We're already well into the second half of the year and so far, 2021 has had a whole lot of new and exciting smartphones releases. We just need to look at what companies like Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus have been doing. But sometimes, it can feel like you're missing out on some of them because...

These are the Best AT&T phones you can buy in July: Samsung, Google, Apple, and more!

There's no getting around the fact carrier compatibility can make your choice of a phone harder if you're in the US. Often, you're forced to buy your phone directly through a carrier or jump through hoops to activate it on your carrier, which can introduce several complicated variants. If you import a phone from overseas,...

These are the Best Game Controllers for Android: Razer, SteelSeries, 8Bitdo, and more!

Android has, over many years, become a platform where you can now play games that are not just Candy Crush re-skins. This means FPS and fast-paced titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Fortnite are all playable on your smartphone, and emulation also allows users to play older games from older consoles...

These are the Best Messaging Apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and more!

Instant messaging has revolutionized the way the world works. Most of us got our first spin with it during the height of MSN Messenger from its launch in 1999. Now the rise of smartphones has changed the way instant messaging works again. However, there's not a single, one-size-fits-all solution for messaging just yet. There are...

New Opera 77 update adds support for popout video conferencing and pinboards

The most widely used desktop browser is Google Chrome, and it has been for a while, followed by Microsoft Edge. But there are plenty of third-party options for you to check out, one of which is Opera. Opera used to be arguably one of the worst options in terms of speed and features compared to...

Google Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox initiative gets pushed back to 2023

The key to a safer Internet is to involve everyone, from users to web developers to advertisers and everyone else, in the development of new privacy measures. But the Internet is a big place, and there are many companies that benefit from tracking you online. This is why Google launched the Privacy Sandbox, an initiative...

Windows 11’s widgets pane takes inspiration from Google Discover

Windows 11 is finally here. Microsoft took to the (virtual) stage today to announce the next generation of Windows, the operating system that will replace Windows 10 when it finally launches later this year. While Microsoft's new update introduces an all-new design language with tons of new features, there are also many smaller changes that,...

Microsoft Store could finally be your one-stop shop for apps and media on Windows 11

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11 today after a long bout of rumors including a leaked build that revealed a lot of the new features we saw today. We clearly didn't see everything in the leaked build, however, and Microsoft's announcement today shows it. Windows 11 is not just a re-skin of Windows 10, but it...

Windows 11’s snap layouts and snap groups make multitasking easier

Windows 11 is here as Microsoft's biggest update to Windows since Windows 10 was released in 2015. While it was believed that Windows 10 would be the "last version of Windows" and that the operating system would function more as a service that's constantly updated, it became clearer and clearer over the past few weeks...

XDA Basics: How to enable Always On Display on any Android smartphone

The "Always On Display" feature has been a staple of Android devices for years. It was first introduced by Samsung and took advantage of their phones' AMOLED display. The concept behind it is pretty simple -- it keeps a part of your screen constantly turned on with a clock or useful widgets, while keeping the...

XDA Basics: How to check Mobile Data Usage on Android

Some people are lucky enough to actually have an unlimited data plan on their smartphones. Others, however, are not that lucky. Keeping tabs on your mobile data usage is essential to keep you from either running out of data or overpaying on your cellphone plan. So what can you do as an Android user if...

These are the Best Google Chrome Themes: Choices across Nature, Art, and more!

Google Chrome is the go-to choice for most people when it comes to browsers, and it sure has gone a long way. From being a decent third-party option years ago to being by far the most used browser in the world, there's plenty of things Google should be proud of with Chrome. Aside from being...