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Umidigi One Pro update: Autostart and Notification bug resolved

11/19/2018 12:55:00 PM 4

The latest OTA V2.0_20180815_20181113-0939 from Umidigi resolved the serious bug whereas non-system apps would not auto-launch at start up.

This, in turn, prevented notifications to appear from messaging apps such as Hangouts, WhatsApp, Viber, ...

The Umi One Pro is now working as a normal communication device!

Read the full review here.





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Gift ideas under 30$

11/09/2018 06:45:00 PM 0

This is a short list of some my favorite inexpensive gadgets that could make cool gifts  for friends and family (or better, for yourself, because you know you deserved it!).





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UMIDIGI One Pro review

10/22/2018 04:10:00 PM 2

I spent a few weeks using the Umidigi One Pro before posting a review.



This phone caught my attention with its generous specification: FullSurface 19:9 notch display, dual cameras, 64GB ROM, NFC, fingerprint sensor, wireless and fast charging for less than 150€/170$.

Is it too good to be true?


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EP52 Lite - Magnetic Neckband Stereo Bluetooth Headsets

10/15/2018 03:34:00 PM 0


I several a wireless headphones over time and found none of them really convincing, either by their sound quality, or by their design.

I might have just found the type that works for me.



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H1 2.4GHz Air Mouse: which version to choose?

9/10/2018 05:32:00 PM 0
The H1 Air Mouse is another inexpensive remote controller.

The large touch-sensitive surface on the reverse side can be used either as a keyboard or as a touch pad.

This remote is absolutely fine, but you must use caution when purchasing it.




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Configuration tool for Alfawise V2 Keyboard

8/27/2018 04:35:00 PM 0


The Alfawise V2 is a great mechanical keyboard with many RGB modes and assignable macro keys.

While most functions are available via the keyboard itself, its companion software is useful to reveal its full potential.






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MECOOL KM8 Google Certified Android TV Box

8/13/2018 10:33:00 AM 0

Mecool KM8 is a Google Certified Android TV box that supports Google cast, 4K playback and Voice control.

It's currently in flash sales at Gearbest for $59.99/€51.90 (Coupon Code in the review )











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Xiaomi Redmi S2: a better Redmi Note 5A

6/18/2018 01:04:00 PM 0
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 (also known as Redmi Y2 in India) has many points in common with the Redmi Note 5A (also known as Redmi Y1 in India...).

Like the Redmi Note 5A before, it is another affordable entry level smartphone built around strong cameras...but offering an even better value for the same price.



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Teclast P80 Pro: is a 99$ tablet worth buying?

Adding a 128GB SSD to the YEPO Ultrabook/Chuwi EZBook

6/05/2018 11:58:00 AM 3
Some time has passed since my review of the YEPO 737A (64GB version), and I  was can tell today that this ultrabook is worth the addition of a SSD.

The next thing I needed was a SSD drive for a decent price and the Vaseky 128GB is just the perfect match.


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Gearbest warehouses decoding: where do they ship from...

6/04/2018 03:40:00 PM 1

Some Gearbest products are available from various warehouses outside China or HK.
Such warehouses appear with the prefix "G-W-" which tells you nothing about their actual location.  

Choosing the right warehouse can dramatically reduce the waiting time and, sometimes, the final cost.
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Firmware Update 1.60 for Casio MZX-series keyboards

5/22/2018 12:04:00 PM 1
Those who don't regularly visit the Casio Music Forums might have easily missed the news:
A firmware update (ver 1.60) has been released for the MZX-500 and MZX-300 in April.

Here's what it adds and how to minimize the risk to brick your keyboard with it.

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A tour of the ASUS router RT-AC86U (RT-AC2900)

4/18/2018 12:02:00 PM 1
The RT-AC86U router, released in August 2017, is the revamped successor of the 5 years old RT-AC68U , and Asus didn't just swap two numbers.
This way for a guided visit...

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Tech Devices

4/01/2018 03:13:00 PM
Author: British Solomon
Do you like to have the latest cellphone even if your old mobile is still working? In today’s day and age, upgrading electronic gadgets is very common. Manufacturers of cellphones, laptops and similar gadgets are turning out more advanced models nearly each year. They aggressively advertise and market their latest gadgets so that consumers will be tempted to buy even if their devices are still useful. These companies spend tons of money to make consumers feel bad if their electronic gadget is already passé. But what do you do with your old phone when you are ready to upgrade? Here are some ways to properly dispose of your old tech devices, and the impact it makes when you do.
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Meet the Tanix TX3 Max TV Box

3/09/2018 11:29:00 AM 1

The Tanix TX3 Max is one of the easiest ways to make your TV smarter for less than 40€.





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Infrared learning procedure for TZ-P3 Air Mouse

3/09/2018 11:18:00 AM 2
The TZ-P3 Air Mouse is a terrific little gadget but as for most remotes on the market, the user manual could be better.

I detailed below a clearer step by step procedure on how to use its infrared learning feature.





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7 advantages of the TZ-P3 over the MX3 Air Mouse

3/09/2018 11:04:00 AM 0
The TZ P3 is a 2.4GHz Air mouse that stands out in a already very crowded space...

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Bringing old Vinyl Records to the Digital Age

3/04/2018 04:31:00 PM 0

I had this project in mind for many years, but when the turntables made their comeback, most of them were overpriced due to the "novelty" effect.

Some decent turntables are now within the price limit I've fixed to myself, so it's time to give it a try ...

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Mi A1: 3 months and 2 Oreo updates later...

1/28/2018 12:17:00 AM 1

Since October last year, Xiaomi has regularly updated the Mi A1, resolving bugs, adding some, and also bringing Oreo to this Android counterpart of the Mi 5X.
Did it become a better smartphone?


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YEPO 737A Laptop review

1/05/2018 09:58:00 AM 9
The YEPO 737A is an affordable ultrabook with outstanding qualities that I did not think possible for 180€!











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