We're heading back to the Golden Apple Archipelago, featuring new events, new story, and a new cast of characters
Summer is here in Genshin Impact, and there's no better way to celebrate than by going on a trip to a paradise full of wonder, mystery, and of course, partake in summertime shenanigans with some of your favorite characters, all right before we head off to a new region. This means it's time to reveal what's new, how to participate in the main seasonal event Summertime Odyssey, and wipe the new limited-time Golden Apple Archipelago clean before it disappears again.
Multiply the difficulty of Wordle by four with Quordle
Unless you've been living under a rock on social media, you probably have heard of Wordle by now, the 5-letter daily word puzzle game that famously went viral over the web. Once you've begun playing Wordle, you'll understand why it's gained so much popularity over the last year. There's nothing more satisfying than being one of the first to solve the daily puzzle, but once you're done, you are left starving for more. You could install some of the best alternatives to Wordle to quench that hunger, but maybe you're in the market for a game similar to Wordle with a new difficulty spike. Look no further; Quordle is here. No more worrying about outsmarting Wordle and being done within minutes; Quordle is four times the size offering enough gameplay to satiate your hunger for word puzzles.
No longer will you be stuck with Amazon Music for your streaming needs
Amazon's Echo devices are the most popular home assistant devices on the market, thanks to the company's wide range of options and years of experience. In addition to controlling your lights and other smart devices, music playback is one of the primary uses for smart speakers and displays. By default, Echo devices use Amazon Music, but what if you prefer Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal? Thankfully you can change the default music service.
Report a missing package regardless of whether it was sold by Amazon or a third party
Amazon may be one of the largest retailers in the world, but it's not above mistakes. With over a million packages shipped daily, it's understandable that packages are delayed occasionally or go missing entirely. But as nightmarish as this can be, the online shopping giant has a system to help you deal with the situation.
Find the best speakers to bring that Chrome-powered computer alive
As convenient, practical, lightweight, and even surprisingly robust as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are, not to mention cheap, they’re not typically known for speaker quality. In fact, that could be said for most laptops, which means you might need to invest in something that can upgrade that sound. Headphones and earbuds work well, but you might not want to spend hours with your ears covered— at least not at home or in your office.
Capture your screen in a flash
Taking a screenshot is a feature on nearly every device with a screen, but the method varies massively across them—even on similar products like phones or laptops. Most devices offer a dedicated screen capture tool, so you don't have to install third-party apps to take a screenshot. That said, if you find the screenshot functionality lacking, it may be worth installing a separate screenshot app or extension.
You can stop accidental or unneeded orders from being delivered
Amazon gives us the power to late-night shop as we please. However, that may not always be a good thing. Because of this, we may occasionally make impulse purchases and later regret scrolling through our wishlist.
The other Black Friday is officially over, but there are still some great deals
Amazon Prime Day, the two-day shopping bonanza that puts hundreds of thousands of products on sale, is over for this year. We brought you the best products and discounts in the tidal wave of tech deals, but the sale officially finished at midnight PT on Wednesday, July 13. However, there are still some products on sale that you may want to pick up.
Don't miss a single detail with the record call function on your Samsung Galaxy phone
Samsung is one of the few Android OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) that offers a call recording function with the Phone app in supported regions. Call recording is incredibly useful, especially when you want to make a note of directions, meeting discussions, or critical conversations during a voice call.
Android 13 Beta 4 is here, so get it on your phone today
Android 13 Beta 4 is now available for Pixel devices, which means it's basically stable enough to install as your daily driver on most Pixel devices. If you want to get the new software on your Pixel phone, there are a few methods to do it — some easy, some less so — so read on for more information on how to install Android 13 beta on your Pixel device.
Keep your Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet safe from damage
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet could be the perfect device for daily entertainment for all content consumers and media lovers. You can basically toss it in your bag and take it anywhere for entertainment on-the-go. While the device's build is durable enough to withstand strain or accidental drops, it's still not sturdy enough. Thankfully, a suitable case can minimize damage should your tablet take a tumble.
These smart speakers offer premium sound coupled with the advanced functionality of Amazon's Alexa
Amazon's Alexa is one of the most popular smart voice assistants. It works on many devices but truly shines when integrated into a fantastic smart speaker. Whether you want to quickly check the weather, play your favorite song, set a timer, or call a friend, Alexa can do it. You can also use your Alexa-enabled speaker to control any other smart devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Affordable smartphones need love and protection too
Samsung may be primarily known in the smartphone world for cutting-edge flagships such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but the company also makes a ton of devices catering to the mid-range and entry-level segments. One such device is the Galaxy A03s, which is among the best budget Android phones available in the market right now.
Guarantee your goods get where they've got to go
Amazon has been around for over 28 years now, and that means some of us have account histories dating back to the 90s. If you’re like me, you’ve moved once or twice during that time (and shipped Christmas and birthday presents to different friends and family). Given all that, you’ve probably got more than a few addresses saved to your Amazon account. It wouldn’t be hard to accidentally choose the wrong one at checkout. But you can save the day with a few clicks.
So you've decided to make the Big Switch from iOS and bought a new Android phone. First off, welcome! You're in for a treat. Assuming you don't want to start from scratch on your new device, you may want to bring some of your old stuff over from your iPhone. Thankfully, modern Android phones make this a painless process.
You don't have to pay through the nose to get a decent phone these days
Not too long ago, buying a budget smartphone meant you were probably in for a bad time: crummy performance, paltry update support, and maybe even Micro-USB charging. These days, not so much: some of the best budget Android phones start under 200 bucks, and they're not that different from the best Android flagship phones. Here, we've assembled a list of six of our favorite low-cost options.
Amazon lets you save a few extra bucks by offering ads on its tablets, but does it actually save you money? Or just open you up to spending even more?
Fire Tablets are a popular product lineup for Amazon, taking the number four spot in market share in 2021 (via Gizmochina) with 9.5% of the market to themselves after selling 16.1 million units. The driving force behind this growth is competitive pricing, and those already competitive prices will drop right down into impulse buy territory on Amazon Prime Day. Fire Tablets are cheap, and most are available at two pricing tiers — with lockscreen ads and without lockscreen ads. So when choosing your tablet, you might be tempted to save extra money in exchange for the ads, but are the savings worth it?
Keep your shiny new phone clean and shatter-free with a sturdy screen protector
The Samsung Galaxy S22 may be the "baby S22" with its 6.06-inch screen, but that screen still needs protection from the harsh, unforgiving concrete jungle you carry it out into. Because the S22 is a flat display rather than curved like the S22 Ultra, reliable tempered glass screen protectors are easier to come by. With so many to choose from, we've built a list of options worth considering.
There are plenty of options at plenty of price points
Android has a reputation for being less than ideal on tablets ("There are no apps!" is the most common complaint). While it's true that iPadOS enjoys access to more apps that are better optimized for big screens, the best Android tablets themselves are often excellent pieces of hardware. We're hopeful Google's recent efforts will improve the software side.
In the market for a new phone? Get the best Android experience with these flagship phones
While Android phones come in all sizes, shapes, and price points, there are still some that stand above the rest of the market by a wide margin. From the best foldable phones to the latest specs and software, these phones earn their flagship pricing and then some. Before you spend days wading through our exceptional reviews or press the trigger on that sweet Prime Day deal, let us first examine the best Android phones you can buy today.