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Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro review: A careful balance

Has Xiaomi found the perfect price-to-performance balance with the Mi 10T Pro? Read to find out!

New Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 108MP camera and a 144Hz screen to take on Samsung

Xiaomi's not letting Samsung, OnePlus, or others lead the way in exciting phones that don't cost $1,000, as it has proven with the high-spec new Mi 10T Pro.

New Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 108MP camera and a 144Hz screen to take on Samsung

Xiaomi's not letting Samsung, OnePlus, or others lead the way in exciting phones that don't cost $1,000, as it has proven with the high-spec new Mi 10T Pro.

New Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 108MP camera and a 144Hz screen to take on Samsung

Xiaomi's not letting Samsung, OnePlus, or others lead the way in exciting phones that don't cost $1,000, as it has proven with the high-spec new Mi 10T Pro.

Xiaomi Poco X3 review: The right compromises

Find out if ads are worth paying less for in our Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC review.

Xiaomi’s moving-coil wireless charger: Genuinely useful or just a party trick?

Xiaomi's Mi 20W Smart Tracking Charging Pad is here. What does it do? Is it a gimmick? Find out in

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra review: Big numbers, big value

Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra is here! With 120x zoom, 120W fast charging, and a 120Hz display, can it live up

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 review: Taking the fight to Fitbit

The Mi Band 5 is another solid release from Xiaomi.

How to migrate data to a Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco/Mi phone

With smartphones becoming increasingly more affordable, buying one can be a semi-regular occurrence. However, moving data between your old phone and the new one can be cumbersome.Many people will opt to transfer the data to a computer and then to the new phone. Historically, that was what one had to do. Or, users would back up what they could to a microSD card. Today, smartphone manufacturers have dedicated apps that make this process easy, efficient, and seamless.This guide will teach you how to move all your personal data (SMS, calls, apps, photos, etc.) from your old phone to a Xiaomi branded phone. With this, you won’t have to worry about copying data on a computer or removable storage.As Xiaomi evolves and expands into sub-brands, one might think that each of them will require their own set of migration apps. However, while they’re all sold under different names, they all operate using Xiaomi’s custom MIUI experience.As long as your phone is running MIUI, this guide will work on your Redmi, Mi, Poco, or any other brand under the Xiaomi umbrella.Pre-requisitesInstall Mi Mover on the phone you’re moving the data from and on the Xiaomi phone you’re moving the data to. Have both phones at 80% charge if there is a lot of data.In most cases, Mi Mover comes pre-installed in Xiaomi phones.Let’s Go!Once you have Mi Mover installed, open up the app on your Xiaomi phone and choose “I’m a recipient”.You might get a prompt on your Xiaomi phone to install the app via a QR code, if this comes up, just tap on “Installed. Start the transfer.”Boot up the app on your old phone and grant permissions on both phones where required. When the app is loaded, choose “I’m a sender” on the old phone.You will either have to wait for the Xiaomi phone to show up on the old phone, or you can manually connect to the hotspot by navigating to your Wi-Fi on your old phone and selecting the hotspot manually using the SSID name mentioned on the Xiaomi phone, in this instance the hotspot name is POCOPHONE F1_pOYJ.When you choose the hotspot from your old phone, you can now choose what you wish to send over.Once you have selected the necessary items to send, simply press Send from your old phone. You’ll get a popup informing you to not turn on Wi-Fi or switch networks during operation.Just like we do for OnePlus phones, we highly recommend leaving both phones alone until the transfer completes to ensure all your data carries over without incident.Once the transfer is done, your Xiaomi phone will take some time to migrate the data and with that, you’re done!Other Helpful GuidesHow to migrate your data to a Pixel phoneHow to migrate your data to a OnePlus phone

Xiaomi announces new ecosystem products including the Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi is the producer of the Mi and Redmi smartphone lines, which are devices that offer immense value at rather low prices.Today, however, Xiaomi has announced not smartphones, but many lifestyle products, ranging from scooters to monitors. Here’s a rundown of some of Xiaomi’s new products.Mi Smart Band 5For years, the Xiaomi Mi Band has been one of the premiere cheap fitness trackers(I actually still use my Mi Band 2 from time to time). The issue with that, however, is that these devices are usually only sold in China, leaving you to buy it on Gearbest or importers on Amazon.Now, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Smart Band 5. The Mi Smart Band 5 is an international version of the Mi Band 5, with features such as:65 dynamic displays6 band colors1.1″ color AMOLED display11 exercise modesPPG heart rate sensorPersonal Activity Intelligence value14 days of battery lifeMagnetic snap-on chargerMi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SFor those who need to travel for work but do not want or need a car, Xiaomi is now offering the Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SThe Scooter Pro 2 features:Travel distance of  up to 45km(about 28 miles)Speeds of up to 25km/hour(about 16 mph)Ability to climb 20% incline slopesUp to a week of batteryLCD display for configuration and statistics2W Headlight plus front, rear, and side reflectorsFolding designDouble brakes300W MotorThe Scooter 1S is far more casual with similar features but a reduced travel distance of 30 kilometers and speeds of 25 kilometers per hourMi True Wireless Earphones 2 BasicThe Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic offer:Dual microphones with environmental noise cancellationPlay/pause with in-ear detection14.2mm dynamic driver5 hours of use per earphone with up to 20 hours of total life from the caseMi TV StickThe Mi TV Stick is a pocket-sized Android TV device with:Dolby and DTS Surround Sound SupportGoogle AssistantChromecast8GB Storage1GB RAMBluetooth Remote with Google Assistant, Netflix, and Prime Video buttonsXiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″For the dedicated gamer, the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor is an exciting option with:WQHD Display1500R curvature21:9 aspect ratio144hz refresh-rateFlicker-free technologyAMD FreeSyncWide color gamut300 nits of brightness3000:1 contrast ratioNo prices have been announced as of yet.

Poco M2 Pro review: A better Redmi Note 9 Pro

Excellent battery life, good performance and no ads. What's not to like?

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro Review: 5G for just $500

A top-spec smartphone with 5G for just $500? That's the Poco F2 Pro

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 review: AirPods on a budget

Affordable Airpods clones with build quality to match.

Poco F2 Pro review: Cutting the right corners

Can the Poco F2 Pro match its predecessor's success? Find out in our review!

Redmi Earbuds S review: Democratizing true wireless audio

These could be the best affordable true wireless earphones.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.

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This portable touchscreen monitor is just $249 today

The great thing about using laptops and Chromebooks as opposed to a desktop is obviously the portability. Having something you can pick up and take with you really changes how work can be done. But there’s also a downside to that, too.If you’ve ever worked on a desktop setup with multiple screens, you surely appreciate how nice that is. Extending the screen to a second display for reading, monitoring, or tasks is something you can get very comfortable with. Wouldn’t be nice if you could take a display with you and use it only when needed?The Desklab Portable Touchscreen Monitor, on sale for just $248.95 right now, is a lightweight, flexible way of bringing a secondary screen to any computer, even your laptop.This versatile, ultra-portable 1080p screen can transform your laptop into a fully functional touch panel that optimizes your ability to design, make music, manage data, chat, and more.With USB-C, HDMI, and 3.5mm auxiliary ports, you can connect to your laptop, desktop, phone, tablet, or even your favorite gaming system in an instant. It’s your screen, your charger, your speakers, and it’s fully customizable to be whatever else you need.1080p Resolution: Enjoy your favorite content in stunning clarityTouchscreen: Easily navigate your apps with just a few swipesVersatile: Equipped with USB-C, HDMI, & 3.5mm auxiliary portsPlug & Play: No set up requiredPortable & Lightweight: Free up space and carry it with you anywhereUniversal Compatibility: Connect any laptop, desktop, smartphone, tablet & gaming consoleBuy Yours Today!Pick up your Desklab Portable Touchscreen Monitor for just $248.95 and increase your work from home productivity. Or, use it to extend your laptop screen for the next time you’re at a coffee shop. Purchase a 4K version for just $318.95 and you’ll have a great screen for gaming and streaming video!

Are VPNs able to protect your Android device from cyberattacks?

When you see movies or television shows about hackers, they are often shown as being these super geniuses. Entertainment portrays hackers as being able to get access to any device, circumnavigate any safeties, and steal information with impunity.You would be forgiven for thinking there is nothing that you can do to protect yourself against hackers if you do not have a computer science degree. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. There are several things that you can do to protect your Android device from cyber-attacks. A little of common sense and a bit of readily available technology will go a long way.View post on imgur.comWhat Is a VPN?A VPN is one of the most powerful tools you have for protecting your Android device from hackers. When you surf the web or engage in transactions using unsecured Wi-Fi networks, your private information and browsing habits are exposed to the world.A Clark School study at the University of Maryland showed that hackers attack every 39 seconds. The FBI reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks since the pandemic started is about 4,000 a day, which is 400% more than what they were seeing before the pandemic. If you feel concerned about protecting yourself from hackers, a secure VPN service that guarantees no-logging policy should be high on your list for security and privacy.Having a VPN on your Android device is especially important because it is likely that you use your Android device to read emails online, check your bank account, or even schedule visits with your doctor. You might take advantage of free Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or restaurant. Oftentimes, these Wi-Fi networks do not require a password. This means that anything you transmit while connected to the network is vulnerable to eavesdropping by people on the same network.When you install a VPN on your Android device, you protect your online activity. A VPN keeps your browsing private and anonymous.How Does a VPN Protect Your Android Device?When you use a VPN on your Android device, you are creating a tunnel between yourself and a secondary location. The server you are connecting to could be on the other side of the globe. It gives the appearance that you are connecting to your favorite website or app from somewhere else. But this is just part of the protection a VPN offers.A VPN will use encryption so that the data sent over a Wi-Fi network is scrambled. Scrambled data cannot be read. Even if someone could monitor the data you are sending, without being able to decrypt it, the information would be garbled and incoherent.If you use your mobile data and avoid connecting to open Wi-Fi networks, you are still at risk of having your information monitored by your ISP. Your ISP can record your entire browsing history. However, if you use a VPN on your Android device, your search history is hidden.You might think that you are not looking at anything online that you would want to hide from your ISP. However, it is amazing how seemingly innocuous information gathered from a person’s browsing history can build a profile about them that can target them for marketing, stealing their identity, or doing other harmful things.It’s also good to remember that search engines monitor your search history. They do that by associating the information with your IP address. If you are using a VPN, they will associate your search history with an IP address that does not belong to you.View post on imgur.comWhat Things Will a VPN Hide?Your VPN hides your location and your IP address. If a person has access to your correct IP address, they will know where you are and what you have been searching. You can think of your IP address in the same way you think about your physical address. It leads to your device. However, since a VPN is using an IP address that doesn’t belong to you, you are able to maintain privacy on your Android device and search the web anonymously.A VPN hides your browsing history. Your web browser can track everything you do online. There are several websites that also keep your browsing history. Why is this so important to remember?Let’s say that you have a medical condition that you are researching online. You want to get information about hospitals and treatment options. If you don’t use a VPN, you may be targeted with emails and ads that pop up at the wrong time, drawing further attention to a medical condition you want to keep private.Another example is if you use your Android device to search plane ticket prices. You check for a price and then check back a few days later. Did you know that travel sites monitor how many times you visit them? If they can tell that you are looking for the same ticket repeatedly, they might not display the cheapest rates.And don’t forget that your ISP might gather your browsing history to sell it. Even if your browser claims to be private, they might have a different definition of private than you do.View post on imgur.comUsing a VPN to Protect against Identity TheftA VPN protects your data, so it protects you from identity theft. It allows you to use your Android device to send private data to your doctor, your bank, your school, or any other individual or entity without cyber criminals being able to access it.To be sure, no one can 100 percent prevent identity theft. However, using a VPN on your Android device can make it harder for cyber criminals to steal the information that they want to steal from you. They can help keep your Android device safe.Not all VPNs are created equal. Sadly, some VPNs have been the source of data breaches that have led to people being victimized by cyber criminals. Before choosing a VPN for your Android device, investigate their logging policies. Learn how they handle your privacy and about the VPN protocols they use.It’s also good to know where the servers you are connecting to are located. Certain servers are in countries where your privacy rights are protected. Other servers are in countries where privacy rights are not a priority.The Internet is a powerful tool. It can allow you to access information and services with the touch of a screen or button. By using a VPN on your Android device, you can feel safer online.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Treblab X3 Pro Sports earbuds review

Wireless earbuds are kind of a commonplace thing these days. Every audio company is seemingly dipping its toes into the wireless audio market. Treblab is one of those companies, who for some time now makes affordable quality devices that may not be immediately recognizable in retail stores. The new Treblab X3 Pro earbuds offer a sporty design for much less than some of those name brands.DesignAs mentioned the X3 wireless earbuds are targeting the sports crowd. The looped design is intended to be used by the active consumer who might find themselves at the gym or long runs. They look awfully similar to another Pro model that’s upwards to $250 dollars.Thankfully, the design is still great. Even at $70, the Treblab X3 Pro earbuds are very comfortable. Most earbuds will fatigue the ears after 4-5 hours of constant use, but I’m happy to report that wasn’t an issue with the X3 Pro.I lend this to the ear-hook and bud combination. Both offer support to positioned to separate parts of the ear. This disperses the weight, even though it’s super light, and avoids the small aches that would come with a more traditional earbud design.As with most earbuds the packaging includes several silicone ear tips. This gives you the flexibility to make sure you have a secure, comfortable fit. These are marked in the box as Small, Medium, and Large.IPX7 water resistance is also onboard with the Treblab X3 Pro. You can’t cater to the active crowd without being able to withstand an unexpected rainstorm or sweat at the gym.Playback ControlsThis is another strong segment of my review of the Treblab X3 Pro buds. I absolutely love that the button layout is exactly the same on each earbud. You have a large multifunction, center button for play and pause of audio. This same button can activate your preferred voice assistant with a double press.The center button also interacts with phone calls by starting and stopping the call. Hold it for 1 second while your phone is ringing and it will ignore the caller. Lastly, if you extend that long press for 2 seconds it will power off the Treblab X3 Pro earbuds.Just above the earbud portion in the crest of the loop, you will find the volume rocker. This allows you to control the volume of media and calls directly from the X3 Pro. I’ve grown to enjoy this additional touch while using these earbuds. It can be frustrating when enjoying the wireless revolution but still have to pull your phone out to interact with the volume levels.Speaking of frustrations relieved by the X3 Pro, all of these inputs are exactly the same with each earbud. The X3 Pro supports both stereo (both earbuds synced and playing at the same time) or mono mode with a single earpiece. Many other brands do this, but most have dedicated functions that only work with one earbud.Not having to remember if it’s the left or right one that turns the volume up, or if voice assistants can only be activated with the left earpiece has been fantastic. The Treblab X3 Pro earbuds just work. Regardless of which earbud you have in.AudioI was also pleasantly surprised by the audio quality. Playback is punchy and robust. Treblab has done a great job of balancing the feedback to capture bass and vocals without either drowning the other out.The volume levels are better than most as well. I think it’s a flaw of the smaller design of most wireless earbuds, but the X3 Pro doesn’t suffer from low playback sound.I was able to place a few phone calls and the opposing side of the conversations had no issues hearing me. Conversely, I found the audio to be more than acceptable on my end as well.Battery Life and ChargingEach charge of the earbuds is rated at nine hours of playback. I found this to be spot-on accurate. I consistently got through an entire eight-hour work shift with no issue.If you do need to charge on the go, the include battery case will recharge the X3 Pro earbuds an additional four times. This offers you 45 total hours of playback without an outlet.The power case supports USB-C fast charge. So when you do need to top off you won’t have to wait long. Charging the case and the earbuds take just under two hours. One knock, if I had to choose one, is the case has to be pretty bulky to hold the larger looped earbuds.Final ThoughtsIf you couldn’t tell by this point, I’ve really enjoyed using the Treblab X3 Pro wireless earbuds. The hook design and light weight result in a comfortable fit that surpasses most others I’ve tested. Add that to above-average audio, and you have a win in my book.Taking in all that and only having a price tag of $70 makes this a no brainer. The Treblab X3 Pro is available in one color, black, and can be purchased from Treblab’s Amazon page. Need an additional bump to pull the trigger? Our readers get a limited-time promo code for 15% off the final price on Amazon: TREBLABNEWX.