Considering the Moto X Style in 2017?

Moto X Style back

As the title suggests, this article is aimed at better informing individuals who are considering Motorola’s 2015 flagship smartphone, the Moto X Style, as their next device – hinting my own experiences, having used the device as my daily driver for months now. Hello Moto! : Challenging price-value ratio With regards mobile technology generally, only a few companies have impacted the landscape and still maintained relevance decades after. Motorola is such a company. Regardless, the company had its share of hard times and looks nothing like the company we knew…

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Freetel ICE 2

Freetel ICE 2

Freetel ICE 2 is an upper budget 3G smartphone with a 5.5-inch display. The battery is a rather small 2800 mAh capacity unit. Like other smartphones being promoted in emerging markets by Google, runs stock Android OS and offers the promise of future software updates. One has to wonder why this is not marketed as an Android One project. Of course, like Android One smartphones, the low price tag is a major USP. The ICE 2 is a smartphone made by Japanese company Freetel and has been available in Ecuador,…

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The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus have rear screens!

meizu pro 7

Meizu has announced the Meizu Pro 7 and the Pro 7 Plus. These are the follow-up devices to the Pro 6 and Pro 6 Plus. Furthermore, these devices do not look like a lot of other phones. For one thing, Meizu added a screen to the back of the Pro 7. The screen does not cover the entire back of the phone, though. This secondary screen sits on the left-hand side of the rear panel. Right now, the size and resolution of the device have not been confirmed. However, reports…

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MXene batteries can get completely full in milliseconds

MXene battery

Smartphones have become really important in our lives. However, the fact that they run on batteries renders them momentarily useless when those batteries run out. This means that people spend a lot of valuable time charging their phones. But then, nanomaterials researchers at Drexel University have managed to come up with a solution that would ensure that we never have to spend ages charging our phones anymore. These researchers created a material called MXene, which is a two-dimensional material consisting of a hydrogel and an oxide metal. This material is…

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How to know when it’s time to change your car’s air filter

car air filter

Every internal combustion engine requires air in order to work. Without it, fuel does not burn and provide the force needed to deliver power to the engine. This air has to be clean, otherwise dust and debris will foul up the engine. These unwanted elements reduce engine performance, wear down metal components and reduce the lifespan of your car. This is why your car needs an air filter. From the time you start your car till the time you turn it off, your air filter is always working. It delivers…

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Google launches SOS Alerts to warn about emergencies

SOS Alerts

Google is investing heavily in making the world a safe place, or at least letting people keep abreast of developments in case of emergencies. Google will start putting emergency information about fires, floods and other disasters in relevant search results and Maps locations. This feature is known as SOS Alerts, and it will include information such as news stories, emergency phone numbers, relevant websites and updates from local officials. These alerts will be created and crated by Google staff. It also means that Google’s teams will have to pick and…

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Google Trusted Contacts now on iOS

Google Trusted Contacts

Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which allows friends and family to request each other’s location, now has an iOS version. This app was originally released on Android in December 2016 exclusively for Android. Now that the app is on iOS too, emergency contacts can now check in on users no matter the device they’re using. In addition to the iOS release, Google has made a few additions to the Trusted Contacts service. Now, users have the option to control how quickly their location is shared. This is particularly useful for people…

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How to tell if a filling station sells poor quality fuel

poor quality fuel

Most motorists have had bad encounters with some fuel stations. Such encounters include being ripped off by petrol attendants, or incurring some unplanned expenses as a result of poor quality fuel in some of these filling stations. Ultimately, poor quality fuel is not ideal for your vehicle, as it can cause problems for your engine. Here are ways to identify filling stations that supply poor quality fuel: LOW PATRONAGE Nowadays, filling stations are a dime a dozen. Because of the competition, some filling stations are not able to compete. Therefore,…

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LeapFrog Academy keeps kids busy during the holidays

LeapFrog Academy

There are times when it seems impossible to separate kids from mobile devices. This is usually more evident during the holidays, when the kids have little else to do but play. During this period, you might as well give the kids something educational to play with on the mobile devices. For example, you could hook them up with LeapFrog Academy, which is a virtual learning app designed just for kids. LeapFrog Academy offers curriculums in adventure from for preschool students through first grade. There is a wide selection of more…

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Chinese govenment: Install surveillance app or go to jail

There have been instances where governments attempt to spy on their citizens through electronic media. However, none have become as brazen as China. Based on articles from Radio Free Asia, Mashable reported that authorities in the autonomous region of Xianjing, home to a majority Muslim population, including millions of Uyghurs who have roots in Turkey, made an announcement instructing citizens to install a surveillance app on their phones, or be detained for up to 10 days if they are found to have disobeyed the order at random check points. This…

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