Posts From Nicholas Fearn

Nicholas Fearn
Nicholas Fearn

Nicholas is currently Features Editor at XDA-Developers, where he writes about everything from the latest Huawei smartphones to the best VPN services. With a technology journalism career spanning nearly seven years, he’s previously written for publications such as the FT, Forbes, Engadget, The Next Web, TechRadar, Android Central, Windows Central, iMore, Tom’s Guide, Laptop Mag, Macworld, Computer Weekly, IT Pro, and many others. As well as being a tech fanatic, he’s also a diehard Mariah Carey fan. He tweets at @nicholasgfearn.

The Best Motorola One 5G Ace Cases: Evutec, Osophter, FollmeAir, & More!

Over the past few years, Motorola has launched a range of cost-effective Android smartphones that offer excellent specifications and features. One of its latest mid-range handsets is the Motorola One 5G Ace, and it's perfect for those who want an affordable 5G smartphone. Costing just $399, it sports a large 6.7-inch display, super-fast 5G connectivity,...

The Best ZTE Phones of 2021, including Nubia: Axon, Blade, RedMagic, and more!

Once upon a time, ZTE was among the top five biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world. But facing increasing competition from major brands like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Google, the Chinese tech firm has quickly slipped down the global smartphone rankings. As well as trying to navigate the highly crowded and competitive smartphone market, ZTE has...

The Best Business VPN Providers of 2021: NordVPN, VyprVPN, PureVPN, & More!

Companies of all industries possess large bulks of sensitive data they need to protect in the face of growing online threats, whether it’s trade secrets, internal communications, or the personal information of customers and employees. But how can they protect this data? One of the best ways businesses can improve online security and privacy is...

These are the Best Rugged Pixel 4 Cases: Zizo, Ringke, Olixar, and more!

Despite being announced in 2019, the Google Pixel 4 is still a great Android smartphone, especially if you can snag one on a sale or discount. It offers a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, a Snapdragon 855 processor, a 12.2-megapixel camera, a 2,800mAh battery, wireless charging, a sleek design, and...

The Best VPN For Torrenting Files Online: ExpressVPN, Surfshark, NordVPN & More!

Torrenting is a prevalent online activity, but it carries enormous risks. If you’re sharing and receiving P2P files on the internet, there’s always the threat of being targeted by cybercriminals. But with a virtual private network service (VPN), you can use torrenting services safely. A VPN will keep you anonymous online, encrypt your web traffic,...

Super Bowl 2021 Halftime show: How to watch and who’s performing

While the Super Bowl is first and foremost an American football match, it’s also a great source of musical entertainment thanks to the Halftime Show. Whether it’s Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, or Bruno Mars, many iconic musical artists have performed on the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage in the last few years. Like...

What time is the Super Bowl? Super Bowl Kickoff time and date in your country

February is always an exciting month for sports fans because it’s when the Super Bowl takes place. And this year’s game promises to be particularly special. At the 2021 Super Bowl, 25-year-old Kansa City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play against 43-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. It’s the biggest age gap between two American...

How to stream the Super Bowl LV

On the weekend, hundreds of millions of people will tune in to watch Super Bowl 2021. It’s expected to be an exciting game, with Kansas City Chiefs set to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What makes this Super Bowl so iconic is the fact that 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansa City Chiefs, will compete...

OPPO’s new ColorOS 11 update based on Android 11 will be unveiled next week

Today, after plenty of beta testing and speculation, Google released the stable version of Android 11 for its lineup of Pixel smartphones all the way back to the Pixel 2. The release is an exciting moment for Android users as it offers many new features and improvements, including chat bubbles, a screen recorder, quick access...

Google starts uploading the Android 11 source code to AOSP

Google has officially released the stable version of Android 11 for its range of Pixel smartphones going back to the Pixel 2. The much-anticipated software update sports a range of exciting new features, such as conversation bubbles, a screen recorder, quick access to smart home controls in the power menu, one-time permission prompts, and much...

Spotify is testing local Group Sessions, auto-refresh for playlists, saving podcast episodes, 30-minute offline listening for free users, and more

Spotify, the music streaming platform used by nearly 300 million people globally, is currently testing a string of new features that could be announced soon. These include an expansion to the Group Sessions feature for local networks, auto-refresh for playlists, the ability to save podcast episodes, 30-minute offline listening for free users, and more. Reverse engineer...

The LG Velvet supports Google’s Live Caption for automatic media captions

The LG Velvet is one of the few Android smartphones to support Google’s Live Caption, an accessibility feature for the hearing impaired. With the number of people who have "disabling hearing loss" predicted to reach more than 900 million by 2050, it’s crucial that technology companies take steps to make their devices more accessible. Google is an excellent...