Hands-on that Gear4 Platoon case for the Samsung Galaxy S10e

The Gear4 Platoon case consists of a rear frame piece, an outer bumper piece, and the holster/kickstand. Clear directions are provided for installation and removal of your Galaxy S10e. Given the tight fit and small tolerances of the case, I highly recommend you follow the prescribed procedure to use this case with your phone. The back piece has an inner lining covered in silicone material to help absorb the shock…

May 18, 2019
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Garmin Forerunner 945 review: Music, mapping, payments, pulse, and incident detection

Last month five new Garmin wearables were announced and for the past couple of weeks I have been running and cycling with the Garmin Forerunner 945. At first I tested out and loved the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, but couldn’t wait to test this high end Garmin running watch. The Garmin Forerunner 945 is a wonderful improvement to the two-year old Forerunner 935 and I like it better than my…

May 17, 2019
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Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Better biometrics and ergonomics than the S10 Plus at the cost of battery life

On the heels of the Google Pixel 3a and OnePlus 7 Pro launches, it is appropriate to consider whether spending $1,000+ on a smartphone is a justifiable purchase. Before making the leap to a Galaxy S10 Plus at $1,000, you could save $200 and go with a Galaxy S10e. The Galaxy S10 Plus went back to Samsung after a month in my hand, and I did not run to the…

May 17, 2019
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Doctolib can see you now: Meet the e-health tool that’s taken off in France

As Doctolib’s visibility has increased over the past five years, its e-health tool has become a part of everyday life in France. Doctolib, now with a market valuation of over $1bn, is an app and web-based platform that lets patients book and manage appointments with doctors and medical specialists. First launched in 2013 and available to the public in France and Germany, Doctolib receives 30 million online visits from patients…

May 16, 2019
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Motorola’s plan with Motorola One Vision is to tackle global demand for ‘mid-premium’ smartphones

Motorola on Wednesday launched Motorola One Vision, a “mid-premium” Android smartphone that will run €299 when it launches in Europe. Motorola One Vision, like Google’s Pixel 3a, aims to thread that needle between value pricing and almost premium specifications. Motorola One Vision, however, won’t be available in the U.S. Lower priced smartphones may have a big market as tech buyers look to find a lower priced bridge to 5G.  According…

May 15, 2019
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Google adds the Pixel 3a to its Android Enterprise Recommended program

Google has added the $399 Pixel 3a to its Android Enterprise Recommended program, potentially getting the low-cost device into the hands of more knowledge workers. Rolled out last week at the Google I/O conference, Google says the Pixel 3a offers enterprise-grade performance and support for zero-touch enrollment. Google also promises the new phone has enterprise-grade security with monthly security updates. It also comes with Gogole’s custom Titan M security chip….

May 14, 2019
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Coros announces VERTIX GPS adventure watch: 45-day battery life and extreme operating profile

Image: Coros At CES 2018 I met with the Coros folks and a few months later took its PACE GPS multi-sport watch for a spin. The Coros PACE is still very competitive in today’s market and with the new watch announcement Coros dropped the price of the PACE to just $199. The new Coros VERTIX takes things to the extreme with 45+ days of battery life, altitude mode for hikers…

May 14, 2019
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OnePlus launches OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G as it straddles premium, mid-premium smartphones

OnePlus Pro 7 OnePlus OnePlus rolled out its OnePlus 7 series of flagship devices, including the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, with availability ranging from May 21 to June. Given the mix of features and pricing the OnePlus 7 Pro could turn out to be a solid bring your own device contender.  The price tags range from £699 to £799 or $669 to $749 for…

May 14, 2019
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Google rips iPhone for being a rip-off

A fair comparison? Screenshot by ZDNet Welcome to today’s edition of Philosophical Questions. Is a Mini just as good as an Audi A8? Is an In-N-Out Burger as good as one at the Four Seasons? And when you show your friends your cheap ASOS shoes, and they believe they’re Prada, does it make the shoes ideal? I only ask because Google seems to have been plastering several cities with ads…

May 13, 2019
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