Category Archives: Phone tips

[SOLVED] Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) SD card not accessible via USB

Contents now accessible! :-)

If you have a Motorola G3 (2015) phone with Android 6.0 and a microsd card installed, you may find that the card is inaccessible via USB/PC: Here is how to fix it: Go to Settings, Apps, 3-dot menu, select Show System (to show system apps) Scroll down thru apps to External Storage, select that, pick Storage, pick Clear Data (which also clears the Cache). Go back to the app list and do the same for Media Storage, as you did

Loudest Cell Phone 2016

You want loud? We have loud! :-)

I regularly use my phone while running with my buddies. Generally we just use the phone speakers so we don’t have to mess with headphones and we can all listen to music. My trusty Nexus 6P was recently destroyed, so while waiting for a replacement for my Nexus 6P (THANK YOU Nexus Protect!), I decided to check what phones are the LOUDEST. Here is my current research, from quite loud 78dB+ to rather quiet 70dB- So far, I plan on

Quick Charge 2.0 battery pack [SOLVED]

Recently I needed a portable power pack that could utilize the fast charging capability of Quick Charge 2.0 Thankfully, I found a battery pack that worked perfectly: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 10000mAh Portable External Battery Fast Charger (16.2W / 5V 9V 12V Supported, Quick Output) devices including Samsung, Sony, Motorola, HTC, and LG can enjoy up to 5 times faster charging; while other standard USB and non-Quick Charge 2.0 devices can also be charged at high speeds […] Charge the external

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google Find My Phone results

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

LG G2 muffled call quality issues [SOLVED]

QUESTION: I bought the G2 at Amazon on sale and everyone I talk to on the phone complaints that they can hear themselves if the volume is turned up. I also have some sporadic muffled call issues and want it to be louder without affecting the person on the other end. Are these issues defects? I hope there is a fix because I love the rest of this phone and do not want to return it! -Nicole S. ANSWER: You

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 screen protector

Galaxy S6 Screen Protector, amFilm Tempered Glass (Front) and PET (Back) Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S6

UPDATE: new screen protectors are now on the market, with great new features and even better warranties. We are currently testing the new contenders are will be updating our review. Until the new screen protector testing is completed, here is our original review winner:   We recently spent a week testing to find the best screen protector for the new Galaxy S6. The best overall protector was the amFilm Tempered Glass (Front) and PET (Back) Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S6 with

CamScanner OCR test


CamScanner is a rather nice scannerapp for phones and tablets. One of the most desirable features for me is the OCR capability. The OCR works well for basic documents with minimal formatting but alas, it is nowhere near as good as what Fujitsu has in the ScanSnap software (which embeds the OCRed text in the PDF and preserves excellent formatting). Here are the CamScanner results*: *Please note all text in the article is copyright WSJ and it is only posted

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