Posts From Timi Cantisano

TCL makes its first appearance on AT&T and Cricket with 30 Z smartphone

Budget handsets are always interesting. Since costs are a primary concern, it's interesting to see what kinds of compromises are made by the company in order to get a product to launch at a certain price point. TCL has long offered low to mid-range products in the US but is now finally making its debut...

Asus ROG Phone 6 teardown shows off unique internal construction

Whether you love it or hate it, gaming smartphones are here to stay - for a bit longer anyway. With that said, Asus recently announced the ROG Phone 6 series, delivering two handsets offering top-tier specifications and a design that some might find over the top. While the exterior look is subjective, one thing that...

How to set up the MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

The refreshed MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is powered by Apple's new M2 chip but features a design that first made its debut in 2016. The MacBook Pro 13 offers excellent performance and battery life when compared to other products in Apple’s Mac lineup. If this is your first time setting up an Apple Mac product, don’t worry, we are here to...

Is Apple taking the lazy way out with the MacBook Pro 13?

During Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2022, the company gave us a glimpse of its future, sharing announcements for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS 13. Along with software, Apple also showed off new hardware, announcing its new MacBook Air (2022) and more surprisingly, an "updated" MacBook Pro 13. While the former was a...

Samsung Gaming Hub is now live

During CES 2022, Samsung announced its Gaming Hub platform, introducing the world to its new gaming strategy going forward for its Smart TVs and monitors. Today, Samsung’s platform goes live, debuting on its Smart TVs for 2022 and its Smart Monitor Series. No downloads required Samsung Gaming Hub will bring game streaming content without the need for extra hardware...

YouTube finally takes action against comment spam and identity abuse

You know things are bad when top YouTube creators start openly complaining about problems that are occurring on the platform. That was the case some months ago when some of YouTube's biggest creators started talking about the rampant issues in the comments section that led to comment and identity abuse. Thankfully, it looks like the...

Leaked images show off Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5

It's been almost a year since the arrival of Google's Wear OS 3. Despite the promise of it arriving on other devices, the software has still yet to make it to any products. As we wait for the update to find its way to smartwatches, it looks like a new version of the OS is...

The Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition arrives in India, only for a limited time

Despite a crowded marketplace, great smartwatches are few and far between 2022. Just in time for summer, Fossil has announced an update to its Gen 6 Smartwatch, with the debut of the Gen 6 Smartwatch Venture Edition. Although the newly announced smartwatch comes almost a year after the original Gen 6 Smartwatch's release, what is surprising...

Samsung’s Galaxy XCover 6 Pro features a ruggedized design and removable battery

We've been covering the various leaks about the Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro for a couple of months now, so it should come as no surprise that the phone has finally made its official debut. The rugged smartphone is now available in Germany. The Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro is a ruggedized smartphone that doesn't really compromise...

Official Google Pixel parts are now available from iFixit

Some months back, Google announced that it would be making Pixel replacement parts available through iFixit. Today, iFixit has announced that it is officially carrying parts for the Pixel 2, Pixel 6, and anything in between. As mentioned prior, authentic parts for Google's Pixel smartphones will now be available for purchase from iFixit. For the most...

Want to pay to beta test Snapchat and still have ads? Snapchat Plus is here!

After some internal testing, it looks like Snap Inc. has finally rolled out its paid tier option to the public. Snapchat Plus is now available to those in supported regions and will cost $3.99 a month. Despite an all-new tier of service being offered, Snap Inc. was quite scant on details with regards to Snapchat Plus. What...

This is the Nothing Phone 1 in black

Nothing has teased the phone's design on numerous occasions, showing off its white motif, clear back, and Glyph Interface. Now, thanks to leaked images, it appears that the phone might also arrive in black, which looks quite stealthy. Furthermore, the Nothing Phone 1 could arrive with a 4,500mAh battery, 50MP rear camera, and 16MP front-facing...