Should you Switch from an Apple to Samsung Smartphone?

The much-anticipated Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was released in September, 2016.  All hail Apple.  Again.  I guess.  Well, maybe not.  Is it time to switch from an Apple to Samsung smartphone? The key changes announced by Apple were: An upgraded camera on both models.  The Apple iPhone 7 Plus gets a second camera for focus enhancements.  Better cameras are always good. An IP67 waterproof case which is said to protect the iPhone 7 up to one meter.  Nice in case I drop my phone in a puddle. A new home button.  It’s no longer mechanical but seems to … Read more…

How does Qi Wireless Charging Work and Why Do You Need It?

Qi wireless charging is just plain great.  What a terrific invention.  I hate having to plug my phone in every night.  You have to match up the plug with the little hole on the phone and plug it in.  It’s even worse with a thick case because the plug is somewhat recessed and you need to pull a flap out of the way. This is where Qi wireless charging comes into play.  What’s Qi wireless charging in a few sentences?  It’s a powered pad or disk.  You just lay your phone down on the Qi charging pad and that’s it. … Read more…

NFC: What is it and what can you do with it?

Let’s discuss NFC technology and how this fairly new technology can make your everyday life a little easier.  NFC has become quite popular with certain Android based smartphones and tablets manufactured over the past few years.  Not so much with Apple, although you might be surprised to know it’s used for Apple Pay. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This technology allows devices to communicate with other devices.  Your device looks for what’s called an NFC tag.  A tag looks like a round or square adhesive disk with a small circuit board embedded into it.  You might be using this technology without even knowing … Read more…

Easily Portable Motorcycle Phone Mounts

We have plenty of articles on this site about cell phone mounts and holders for motorcycles.  The vast majority of them require tools like a screwdriver or wrench to install.  These mounts are made to be installed and left on the motorcycle when not in use.  Today, we are discussing mounts that are made to be easily installed and most importantly, easily removed.  For the purposes of definition, easily portable motorcycle phone mounts means that the holder installs without any tools and takes no more than a minute or two to install and remove. As we consider portable motorcycle phone mounts, I’m … Read more…

Smartphone Mounts and Clips for Sony Playstation

Having a second screen for some games is a great advantage.  Having to remove your eyes from the game being played so that you can glance at your phone on your lap is a great disadvantage.  Fortunately there are some great ways to fix this.  Today, we look at mounts and clips for a Sony Playstation. There are a lot of reasons you might want to have your smartphone handy while playing.  Accessing tips, tutorials and associated YouTube videos on your smartphone while playing.  You might also want to video a game you are playing from a point of view … Read more…

Qi Enabled Smartphone Car Mounts and Holders

Samsung continues to be one of the leaders when it comes to smartphone hardware technology.  Qi charging technology is another innovation where Samsung is leading the way.  Having to plug that lightning cable into my Apple iPhone 6s Plus every night is annoying.  The fact that I have an Otterbox Defender case makes it all that much more difficult.  I have great appreciation for this new charging technology.  The technology has been embraced by Samsung and a few other companies.  Sadly, not by Apple. The premise of Qi is pretty simple.  Place your phone on a Qi charging pad and your … Read more…