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 Android VPN apps: ExpressVPN, Surfshark, NordVPN, and more!

If you’re an Android user looking to improve your online privacy and access lots more great content on the web, you should definitely download a virtual private network. By installing a VPN service on your Android smartphone or tablet, you can then browse the web privately, encrypt your online data, secure all Wi-Fi connections, prevent...

These are the best leather Galaxy S21 cases you can buy right now

So far, the Galaxy S21 has turned out to be one of the most exciting smartphone launches of 2021. It offers a 6.2-inch display, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 64-megapixel camera, a stunning design, and many other great features. If you were to spend $799 on the Galaxy S21,...

These are the Best Galaxy S21 wireless chargers: Samsung, Mophie, Anker, and more!

Over the past few years, wireless charging technology has come along way and is genuinely really useful nowadays. It’s an easier way to charge your smartphone, rather than constantly plugging it into a wall-based power socket, and you can just drop-and-forget your phone and come back to it topped up. Like many other high-end Android smartphones,...

The Best Free VPNs in February 2021: Hotspot Shield, ProtonVPN, and more!

In recent years, virtual private networks have become an essential tool for people who value their internet security and privacy. But regardless of growing online threats, not everyone is in a position where they can spend money on a premium VPN subscription, even if those options are the best VPN that you can get. If...

Here are the best VPNs for Canada: ExpressVPN, Surfshark, and more!

VPNs are incredibly versatile tools that can do more than just improve online security and privacy. They solve the issue of geo-restrictions, allowing you to unblock content only available in a specific location. You’ll also be protected from issues like bandwidth throttling and DDoS attacks, which affect internet speeds. If you live in Canada or...

Best Cheap Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21: Here’s what you can get without breaking the bank

If you’ve just purchased a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S21, the last thing you want to do is scratch or damage it. But dropping or spilling something on your precious smartphone is really easy. The best way to protect your new Galaxy S21 is by buying and putting it in a protective case. What’s also...

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...

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here are the best VPNs for streaming

To stay occupied during the lockdown, you’ve likely spent a lot of your free time binge-watching TV shows and movies on streaming platforms like Netflix, caught up with all that's good on HBO Max and Peacock, or indulged in the world of live TV with FuboTV or YouTube TV. While modern streaming sites have thousands...

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...

Best VPNs in 2021: ExpressVPN, Surfshark, and more!

Nowadays, we spend a large proportion of our lives using the internet. But despite all the great things you can do online, the web can also be an unpleasant place. It presents many growing threats, from web tracking to cybercrime. There is a way to clamp down on these issues, though: installing a virtual private...

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...