April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you want to summon Google Assistant in your car, you basically have two options: Enable “Hey Google” and Smart Lock on your Android phone or launch Android Auto (should you be lucky enough to have a car with it built in). But with the new Roav Bolt, Anker gives us a third option, and even iPhone users can get in on it.Like the Alexa-powered Roav Viva, the Bolt plugs into your car’s 12V socket and connects via Bluetooth or an auxiliary jack. A pair of USB ports lets you keep your phone charged while driving, and a single button…

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

SpyOff in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: San Marino Number of servers: 1,000+ Number of country locations: 39 VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-CBC Data authentication: SHA-256 Handshake: SSL/TLS 2048-bit RSA A VPN can easily get overcomplicated with a fistful of features that nobody really needs or uses. Then there are VPNs like SpyOff that keep it as basic as possible. SpyOff’s big promise is that it won’t track your browsing habits, and it claims its service is the best for this because it has no device or bandwidth limits.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The wood is weather-worn, rough edges smoothed by untold hundreds of years spent floating through space, but still a few symbols remain, meticulously carved into the surface. It’s a few words, I think, and the wood was part of a prow—the only remaining bit of a long-lost shipwreck.But I can’t quite make out what it says. I recognize a few symbols, one for action and one I associate with movement, and the grouping of glyphs that represents “Me.” I’m going to have to make some guesses though. Looking over my options, I cobble together a brief sentence.“Follow me if you…

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The faster you can type, the more efficient you’ll be. If your words per minute could use improvement, then maybe it’s time you checked out Typesy Typing Training. And, since a lifetime subscription has been discounted to just $19.99, now’s the perfect time to get it.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

When’s the last time you bought a physical copy of a PC game? Like, on a disc? Yeah, I can’t remember either. I don’t even have an optical drive in my desktop tower anymore. But consoles are still a bit behind the curve, with discs still the primary means of distribution for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.Digital sales have slowly grown this generation though, enough so that Microsoft apparently feels comfortable offering an Xbox One sans disc drive. The rumored “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” is indeed real, and was officially announced this week. It’s exactly what you’d expect,…

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

“Surround sound system” and “affordable” aren’t words you often see together, but with the Z606 Logitech has put immersive audio within grasp of modest budgets. The Bluetooth-enabled 5.1 system delivers 160 watts of peak power and can pump out sound from TVs, computers, mobile devices, Blu-ray/DVD players, and video game consoles. It’s not audiophile quality—and for just $130 you wouldn’t expect it to be—but it’s a low-risk upgrade from your devices’ native speakers.The satellite speakers measure 7.01 x 4.33 x 3.42 inches, and weigh a pound apiece. Each has a 2.5-inch driver and bass port. Visually, they’re identical save for…

April 17, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung pulls out all the stops for its annual Galaxy S refresh, and the new Galaxy S10 is no exception. The phone is so overflowing with features that it can be intimidating when you start using it, but with a few quick tweaks and toggles you’ll be up to speed quickly. Here are 10 tips to get you started.Customize the S10’s navigation buttons Android 9 Pie brought new gesture navigation to Android phones, but Samsung has chosen to roll its own gesture navigation system. It’s not on by default, so you’ll have to dig into the settings to try it….

April 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Just when their legal battle was just beginning the trial phase, Apple and Qualcomm have ironed out their differences in a surprise settlement. The terms of the agreement include the dismissal of all litigation between the two companies as well as any pending cases brought by Apple’s global contract manufacturers, and basically returns the relationship to the way it was before the allegations started flying.Most notably, Apple has agreed to pay Qualcomm a one-time payment of an undisclosed sum, as well as royalties going forward. Both companies issued short press releases to announce the agreement, but it’s hard to find…