Category Archives: Phone tips

OnePlus 5 Sample Portrait Photos

The OnePlus 5 is an interesting phone released at an interesting time. Specifically, a phone with two cameras, when two cameras are a new big feature. Personally, I am a fan of the dual camera concept. The ability to have two focal lengths in a single phone is wonderful. There are a couple approaches: 2x zoom This is the route Apple went with the iPhone 7 Plus and its ~28mm wide and ~56mm telephoto (35mm equivalent) Ultrawide This is the

Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Turn “Stream Saver” OFF under manage data [SOLVED for ATT]

Are you ready to watch crappy 480p video on your 4K phone display? Yeah, me neither πŸ˜‰ So, since AT&T seems to have turned their “Stream Saver” on for everybody by default πŸ™ that means we need to go into our AT&T account to regain our HD video goodness! πŸ™‚ Here are the steps: #1 Login to att.com with your account info #2 Scroll down to the “manage my data”   #3 Review your device(s) and toggle/turn Off Stream Saver

Cancel FreedomPop recurring $8.47 services

Recently I noticed that my trusty Nexus 5 on FreedomPop had started being billed $8.49 a month for services πŸ™ The particular services were: FreedomPop Usage Alerts, FreedomPop Wifi Hotspot, and Visual Voicemail. Apparently my one year free trial had completed and those services started billing at that point. Normally that would be fine as I would just login and cancel them. However, in this instance the “deactivate” portion of the FreedomPop website would not function for those services. Eventually

LG G3 Questions

LG G3 Questions: Hello, please excuse my ignorance. So if I have a T-Mobile SIM card which I am using in my phone right now and put it in a LG G3Β phone for example will this work. And if so, let’s say four or five months down the line I decide to switch to AT&T do I have to do anything different at all apart from just switching out an AT&T SIM card for my T-Mobile SIM card. I have

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

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

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

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