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Motorola Moto G Power review: Heavyweight battery life

The Moto G Power offers multiple-day battery life, but its heft may test your endurance in everyday use.

Has the pandemic recession canceled ultra-premium smartphones?

A $1,400 phone suddenly feels absolutely ridiculous

LG’s minimalist concept phone is a thing of beauty

Yes, this cool concept really is what a future LG phone will look like

The best smartphones for $100 or less

If you're looking for a budget smartphone, we've round up a group of stellar handsets costing $100 or less.

Best leather iPhone 11 Pro cases to protect your device in style

For our best leather cases for iPhone 11 Pro guide, we take a look at different options for every situation.

Vivo’s innovative Apex 2020 concept phone is unlike anything we’ve seen before

Luckily, the exciting new tech in the Apex 2020 won't remain a concept forever

This rotary cell phone actually works and you can buy it, too

How about ditching your pricey smartphone for this rotary dial cell phone that does hardly anything at all?

How to hide apps on an iPhone

There isn't an official tool for hiding apps on an iPhone, but it can be done easily by creating a new folder.

What will smartphones look like in 2025?

Smartphones will evolve beyond traditional design, nixing ports, ditching buttons, and adding foldable displays.

Best folding phones of 2020: What’s available now and what’s coming soon

The year of the foldable smartphone has arrived with design innovations that deviate from the Great Glass Slab.

How to change your smartphone’s name

When you first purchased your iPhone or Android phone, it came with a generic name. But if you want a more personal touch, you can rename your phone with any name you want. Here's how.

10Minds Motion Pillow 2 snags CES 2020 Innovation Award

Snoring is nothing to giggle about. It's detrimental to your health and can stress your relationships. 10Minds' Motion Pillow 2 aims to solve that problem, and for its efforts, it has snagged a CES 2020 Innovation Award.

Google Photos: The best tips and tricks

Google Photos is among the most popular cloud-based photo backup and storage apps for both iOS and Android. Here are some tips on how to get the most from the service.

10 things your smartphone couldn’t do 10 years ago

We take our smartphone for granted nowadays but these miraculous devices have evolved over the last decade. Here are ten of the best capabilities they've developed in the last ten years.

The best smartphone stocking stuffers for 2019

Get into the holiday spirit with some cute, must-have stocking stufferss for friends, family, or esteemed colleagues.

The best Huawei Mate 30 Pro cases

If you've been able to get your hands on the much-admired Huawei Mate 30 Pro, you'll want to use a protective case to prevent damage. We've rounded up some high-quality cases to consider.

The Honor 9X looks great, but small frustrations will make you cross

The Honor 9X is here, the latest from Huawei subsidiary Honor, with a brand new X design on the back, and we've been trying it out to see what it's like.

The best OnePlus 7T screen protectors

Even if the OnePlus 7T is inexpensive compared to other smartphones, you'll want to protect it by at least shielding its glass face from dust, debris, and impact. We've identified some excellent screen protectors to get you started.

OnePlus 7T Pro review: A real beauty, inside and out

The OnePlus 7T Pro is everything the OnePlus 7T is, with better looks, a beefier battery, and 3x optical zoom. Sadly, it's not coming to the U.S.

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition hands-on review: A looker

Sure to become the rarest of all the new OnePlus 7T series phones, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition has a key design feature that's rather unexpected.

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This 21-inch HP monitor is yours for only $89.99

Despite the loosening restrictions and opening of various states, it looks like a lot of us will maintain a work-from-home routine for the foreseeable future. While this might lead to a few personal comforts, it can also expose problems.How good is your home computer monitor? It’s probably not as new or nice as the one you’ve been using at work. Maybe you’ve been using just one and are finding it’s time to add a second display to your home office setup.The refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor, on sale for just $89.99, is an inexpensive way to increase your productivity.The 20.7-inch monitor boasts full HD resolution and anti-glare properties and offers up a 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with a 5ms response time. That means it’s sharp, easy on the eye, and doesn’t have any blurring. Yeah, we know you watch Netflix instead of filing TPS reports.20.7″ widescreen display: Enjoy a better viewing experience than before1920×1080 resolution: Love the sharper, clearer graphics on the 1080p screen16.7 million colors at 60Hz: See your content w/ more vivid huesDVI & VGA inputs: Easily connect w/ other source devices such as desktops, laptops, and more-5° to 20° tilt range: Adjust the screen for more comfortable viewingVESA wall mounting holes: Ease your way w/ more installation optionBuy Yours!Pick up a certified refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor for just $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google enables bedtime tools for Android to help you sleep better

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine. With the lockdown situation, there has been a rise in search queries related to “insomnia”, and “can’t sleep” for the months of April and May. To address this, Google has introduced a few bedtime tools to help achieve better sleep with the help of your phone.While we are all familiar with Digital Wellbeing, a feature introduced in Android 10, is now a dedicated app. And the app’s new “Bedtime mode” is more useful than ever.Google has introduced a few useful bedtime tools to help make sleeping and technology work together instead of against each other.A dark room, and quiet are essential to start the sleep cycle. Bedtime mode (formerly Wind Down) in Digital Wellbeing, your phone turns off visuals and audio to help you sleep. With the help of Do Not Disturb to turn off notifications for calls, texts, and other interruptions. The addition of Grayscale helps fade the colors on your phone to black and white and reduce the chance of you staying up.You can now schedule Bedtime mode, and even have it trigger automatically, or as soon as you plug your phone in for charge. Bedtime mode can also be added to your phones Quick Settings and is easier to reach than before. If you want to stay up a little longer, you can pause Bedtime mode and not interrupt the schedule in the app.Adding Clock into the sleep cycleSleeping and waking up at a fixed  time (even on off days) helps your body set a steady circadian rhythm, and significantly boost the quality of your sleep. If you use Google’s Clock app, there is now the addition of a Bedtime tab. You can set your daily sleep and wake times here and make the first step to a steady sleep schedule.Setting a sleep schedule and adjusting to bedtime habits with the help of Clock. It’s best to establish a wake-up time first in the Clock app and using that to decide the right bedtime schedule. Clock now lets you see your calendar for tomorrow and tell you how many hours of sleep you’ll get, letting you adjust your bedtime if needed.To help with sleep, you’ll now receive a reminder before your bedtime and get the option to play sounds from a complementary app like Spotify, YouTube Music, Calm, etc. If you combine Clock and Digital Wellbeing, you can limit interruptions when in sleep. If you do feel restless and use your phone past bedtime, you’ll be able to see how long and which apps you used in that period.The Sunrise Alarm & YouInstead of the traditional loud alarms, a gentler alarm tone helps wake you up more calmly. Using the Sunrise Alarm, you get a visual cue 15 minutes prior to your intended alarm. The tone can also be customized to a song you enjoy or any sound you prefer.YouTube and Bedtime Tools – Reducing binge watching before bedExclusive to Pixel devices, and coming to other Android devices later in the summer, you can set a bedtime reminder while using YouTube. If you indulge in watching videos close to your bedtime, YouTube will now pause to push notifications alerting you about your bedtime. You can choose to extend your bedtime but this will be logged in your Bedtime Mode.Bedtime Tools and Family LinkWith the combination of Bedtime and Family Link, you can manage your family’s screen time, in-app purchases, app downloads, and schedule bedtimes for their devices. Setting bedtime schedules and adjusting it from your app for everyone in the Family Link. Bedtime will lock the devices in the family device when bedtime comes, but the device can still be used to call if needed.With all these features in mind, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users and their families to achieve better sleep. The culmination of all the apps working together can help curb sleep problems and help families live healthier.

Father’s Day 2020 discounts from Mobvoi

Mobvoi, the maker of TicWatch and TicPods is offering discounts on its line of products once again for Father’s Day 2020.TicWatch DiscountsThe TicWatch C2, with the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and featuuring a classic design and 2-day battery life, is discounted from now until June 30th. It is usually $169.99,but it is now 25% off at $149.99.The S2, which is geared more towards outdoors users, is $152.99, 15% off of its usual price. The Pro 2020, with military-grade durability and 2-30 days of battery life, is $220.99, a 15% savings from the usual $259.99 price point.The Pro 4G/LTE, with cellular connectivity, is available for 20% off of its original price of $299 at $239.20.TicPods DiscountsThe TicPods 2, with touch controls, 23-hour battery life, fast charging, and noise cancellation, are 15% off at $84.99.The TicPods 2 Pro, with voice commands, voice assistant, and head gesture controls are normally $139.99, are $118.99, a 15% discount.These Father’s Day discounts are available from June 10th to the 21st, except where otherwise noted for the TicWatch C2.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Great screen, bad performance

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.