Car and Motorcycle Mounts for an LG V30 and LG V30+Smartphone

The LG V30 carries on where the LG V20 left off.  This series has developed a reputation as a high feature phone with a slightly smaller price tag than the premium brands. Although the display size is larger than the predecessor, the LG V20, it’s a smaller phone.  Checking in with a large 6.0″ diagonal screen, this phone measures 5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm) and weighs less than 6 ounces.  Add a case to the phone, and you might be approaching 3.5 inches in width.  Some universal cradles open to 3 inches, so … Read more

Replace the Facebook App and Improve Android and iOS Performance

A bloated Facebook app manifests itself differently on the two major smartphone operating systems.  This article will talk about the symptoms and suggest a few good remedies. iOS and Facebook Circa late 2016, my Apple iPhone 6s Plus was beginning to run short of memory.  Granted, it only had 16 GB and probably should have been purchased with at least double.  Looking at the largest consumers of memory, Facebook was always at the top of the applications. There are a few tricks to get some memory back including trying to download a 5 GB movie and tricking iOS into freeing … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG G6 Smartphone

I’m beginning to think I should have shopped around some more for my latest Android smartphone.  The LG G6 is a big impressive phone that currently sells for about the same as my Samsung Galaxy S7 with better features and doesn’t have the annoying beveled edge. The LG G6 has a lot to talk about beyond the size (which is big).  The camera features dual rear 13 megapixel cameras that provide a 125 degree wide-angle view.  The 5.7 inch display has an 80% body to screen ratio and a 2880 x 1440 display.  An IP68 waterproof rating means you can get it wet and not have … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG V20 Smartphone

My what a big phone you have!  The LG V20 was recently introduced with some excellent features that rival the other major manufacturers Android 7 phones. It’s a big phone.  Sporting a large 5.7″ diagonal screen, this phone measures 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm).  These are the key measurements for selecting your mount.  Mounts with custom cradles for a different phone are unlikely to fit the LG V20.  For those that have a universal mount, hopefully it opens wide enough to hold the LG V20 without a problem. Some universal mounts offer options to upgrade your … Read more

Some Help Fixing a Slow Samsung Galaxy Phone

Recently switching from an Apple iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge bought about some good and bad surprises.  Good stuff included the availability of wireless charging, NFC integration and a much broader and useful assortment of apps.  The bad surprises?  Well there were two.  The beveled edge is a pain.  I’m always mistakenly opened apps and pulling the edge apps open.  The second, and most surprising bad aspect is occasional performance lag.  We’re going to discuss a few ways to fix a slow Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Turns out that my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t the only … Read more

Hiya vs Should I Answer: Scam Call Blocker Comparison

I recently decided it was time to get more serious about blocking robocalls and scams.  I was getting several daily.  Free cruises to the Bahamas, credit card consolidation, selling a timeshare.  The final straw was when I got one of those fake Microsoft calls.  I mean who on earth calls for any of this?  This led me to compare a few scam call blockers including Hiya and Should I Answer. First an introduction to these two apps.  Should I Answer is a top rated app that only runs on Android.  Hiya is a more popular app that will run on … Read more