How to Mount a Google Home Mini Around the Home or Office

A Google Home Mini is designed to sit atop a flat surface such as a table or shelf.  However, sometimes, that might not be where you want your device to be located.  Let’s look at some ideas on how to place a Google Home Mini in some unconventional places around your home or office. Google has one main competitor for this device and that’s the Amazon Echo Dot.  Many of the products we have found for the Google Home Mini are ironically made by the same companies that make mounts for the Echo Dot.  Turns out the size and design … Read more

Choosing the Best Place to Put a Google WiFi Puck

Google WiFi can be a life changing WiFi experience. The question is where to best place each unit. Sure, you could just place them on a bunch of tables, but that might not be the best location. This is a mesh system.  A mesh system consists of a series of devices that work together as one.  We’ll call each device a puck which seems to be a term used all over the internet for a Google WiFi device.  Think if a group of pucks kind of like the Borg Collective from Star Trek in that they work together to appear … Read more

How to Fix the Dreaded Charging Slowly Warning on Android

Owners of the most current Android phones may come across the Charging Slowly Warning after plugging in their phone.  It’s frustrating because when that warning splashes across your phone, it’s not merely charging at normal speed, it’s charging at sloth-like speed.  So slow that it might not charge at all.  Today, we discuss what causes this condition and how to fix it. So when you encounter a charging slowly warning similar to what is shown in the photo that accompanies this article, it means something isn’t working right.  First, try to do what the charging slowly warning message suggests.  Remove … Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Continuing their successful phone line, Google has refreshed their smartphone lineup.  Picking up on similar generational naming standards used by Samsung and Apple, they simply added a generation and introduced the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. The dimensions are different versus the first generation of the Google Pixel line.  The good news is that if you are upgrading from the first generation, and followed our advice about using a universal mount, there’s a good chance it will fit the new Pixel 2 equivalent. So let’s look at the dimensions of both new phones.  The Pixel 2 checks … Read more

Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

So now Google makes a phone?  Sure.  Why not.  The Google Pixel and its big brother the Google Pixel XL hit the market in October of 2016.  It’s gotten fairly good reviews too.  With all the Samsung issues of late, this may not be a bad alternative for Android fans.  For iOS fans in love with Siri, Google Assistant might be smarter than her.  It’s a nice looking phone with a great camera. When it comes to mounting, it’s important to know the dimensions of these devices.  The Google Pixel checks in with a 5.0 inch diagonal screen and is 5.60 inches … Read more

Using Google Photos to Free Memory on an Apple iPhone

An Apple iPhone 6s Plus sure is expensive, isn’t it?  I paid $750 for mine from AT&T.  That’s for the base model with 16GB of storage.  I just couldn’t bring myself to spend more than $750 which would have gotten me more storage.  After all, it’s a phone.  Well, I ran out of memory.  Thankfully I discovered the Google Photos app. Google’s Photo Service is all over the place.  You can access your photos from your phone, tablet, desktop.  Anywhere that has internet connectivity and a device.  The app has many features which the native photo storage iOS app on an … Read more