Millions of people transitioning to working from home this year has led to more than a few problems. Products like webcams and laptops have been in short supply, and home Wi-Fi networks are pushed to their breaking point with dozens of connected devices, Zoom calls, Netflix sessions, and email threads. In most cases, a mesh router is the best way to build a home network that deals with these new demands.
Samsung's been at the top of its game when it comes to software updates lately, and most recently that's taken the shape of bringing One UI 3.0 to the Galaxy family. Hot on the heels of the Note 20 series getting a taste of Android 11, Samsung is now rolling out One UI 3.0 to the Notes of yesteryear — the Note10 and the Note10+.
Keeping its promise, Realme is now opening up its Realme UI 2.0 early access program for four of its smartphones — the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Realme X2 Pro, and Realme Narzo 20 Pro. Since this is early access software, users will have to sign up to receive the update.
Dealing with a broken keylock sucks. In many cases, you're probably not in a position to fix it, thereby compounding the daily frustration of having to hit the hammers just right to get into your apartment. Well, if you've liberated yourself from who gets a lock on what you do with your locks, consider getting August's Wi-Fi enabled Smart Lock at its best price yet!
The OnePlus 8T launched running Android 11 out of the box, and to date, the 8 series is the only one rocking the latest OxygenOS build. While its predecessors anxiously await their turn, the 8T continues to march forward with a series ofincremental updates released in its relatively short lifespan. Now the latest OxygenOS release is headed out, complete with a long list of network and system fixes.
The predictable deluge of leaks and rumors has already given us more than just a sneak peek at the Galaxy S21 line ahead of its formal unveiling, but it's not done yet. In the latest leak, an Galaxy S21+ poses for the camera, showing off its purple and gold back and the sought-after flat display with minimal bezels. Plus, a separate leak gives us an early look at some of the first-party cases for the S21 lineup.
If you've ever forgotten your house keys or accidentally locked yourself out, you've surely wished for another way to get back in the door that doesn't involve breaking a window, calling a locksmith, or tracking down that one friend or neighbor that has an extra key. While we're at least 3 years away from living the Jetson's lifestyle, the technology to lock and unlock a door without relying entirely a flat slab of jagged metal does exist. And thanks to the magic of consumerism, you can get a Eufy Smart Lock Touch for 30% off and get just a little closer to futuristic home access.
I think it's safe to say that short-form video content reached the pinnacle of popularity this year. Seeing TikTok's wild success, competing platforms such as YouTube and Instagram were quick to jump on the bandwagon with Shorts and Reels, respectively. It seems like even Google doesn't want to miss out on getting a piece of the pie as the search giant is expanding its carousel of short videos in mobile search results to include content from more sources.
We're not entirely sure when the feature rolled out, but Android's Smart Text Selection has picked up the ability to do unit conversions. It's not as seamless as it could be, since results are displayed in the Google app rather than your current view, but it is faster than manual copying and pasting to do the conversion in another app yourself.
Microsoft's first shot at over-hear headphones became the aptly-named Surface Headphones, and they received mostly-positivereviews. They have since been replaced with a sequel, but now you can get the original model for just $134.99 — a savings of $115 from the typical price (back when it was still readily in stock).