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Wrinkl Smooths Out Issues With Other Collaborative Chat Apps

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Wrinkl, Inc.'s collaborative chat app, Wrinkl, is a new take on actionable group messaging for the workplace which looks to solve inherent issues with its competition. More directly, it aims to make the digital workspace more efficient by reducing clutter and providing a more intuitive user interface that makes every relevant form of communication and sharing easier to accomplish. To that end, the app has several key features that really set it apart. Not least of all, an entire workgroup can communicate both as a whole and via private messages without the need multiple chats to be open. Separate parts of the larger group are accessed via a sidebar on the main group board, keeping everything in one place. Multiple channels can be set up to move different conversations into different threads if needed, for more traditional chats or multiple groups.Setting aside that base feature, there are a few other advantages as well. Chats are viewable in two separate modes called At-a-Glance a…

Google I/O 2018 app now available to download

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It's hard to believe that Google I/O is just 11 days away, but that's right according to the timer on their event site, and as expected Google has updated their Google I/O 2018 Android app today.It's an update to the previous iterations of the Google I/O app, so if, like me, you left the app installed from previous years you've attended you'll have awoken to a notification that there's an app update. If you've never attended Google I/O then you can now download it from Google Play. The app serves mainly as a front end to the Google I/O Schedule page – google.com/io/schedule – which works well enough in a browser window. You can register for sessions in the app as well though. The app also adds in a little more for those attending including a map of Shoreline Amphitheatre and the carpark around which Google I/O is laid out. Information about travel to and from, notifications of when food is available and more.We've been attending Google I/O for the las…

Amazon Prime membership will increase by $20 in May

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We are so used to having Amazon around, we don't realize how big it is and how much it's grown over the past few years. With Amazon Alexa now so affordable, it's really easy to buy into Amazon's smart speaker and the services that Amazon offers.Not long ago, Amazon announced that it had over 100 million Prime subscribers, and is no surprise seeing as Amazon is the world's dominant online retail destination.There are so many perks to having a Prime account like Amazon Dash (instant reorder buttons), Amazon Fresh and Pantry – the company's grocery service, and the list keeps growing. For this reason among others, Amazon is bumping the price of its popular annual Prime membership. It will cost $119 per year for new subscribers starting on May 10 while those with existing memberships who renew on or after June 16 will see the price bump.Not only is it these extra services, but the number of products on Amazon's catalog that are eligible for Prime service has al…

Xiaomi Bolsters U.S. Marketing For Two Of Its Mi Products

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Xiaomi is kicking up its U.S. marketing strategy with a new program meant to raise awareness of at least two of its products in the country. Primarily, the program, which the company calls its key opinion leader program, centers around the availability of two products. Those are the Mi Electric Scooter and Mi Power Bank Pro. The campaign initially started during the New York Fashion Week event with a more direct focus on the Mi Power Bank Pro. That is said to have resulted in 15 million social media impressions generated by DJ Paris Hilton, Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and fashion blogger Bryan Boy. Now, the company has kicked it up a notch, bringing in prominent YouTubers such as Wolfie, Wongfu Productions and Austin Evans to lead a new charge. Bearing in mind that the products in question play a smaller role in the associated videos, two of them have been included below for anybody interested in checking them out.As to the tech products themselves, the first item is a fairly…

How to fix Facebook app that keeps crashing on your Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 (easy steps)

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Aside from calling and texting, smartphones are now often used for the common purpose of social networking. Emerging among the most popular social media apps to date, in both iOS and Android devices is the Facebook application. For this reason, frequent updates are rolled out for Facebook. But just like other sturdy Android apps, Facebook is also not perfect, which means it could bump into random issues and errors at some point. One of the widespread issues concerning Facebook is on frequent crashes, if not lags. The problem can occur to any device with Facebook app installed. Here in this post, I will tackle an issue on the Facebook app that keeps crashing on a Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 handset. Read on whenever you need help in dealing with a similar issue on the same device.For smartphone owners who found our site while trying to find a solution, try to see if your phone is one of the devices we support. If it is, then visit the troubleshooting page for that device, browse through it…

How to fix your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a black screen and blinking blue light (easy steps)

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in, How to fix your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a black screen and blinking blue light (easy steps)byApril 26, 2018, 12:35 pmThe Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is packed with really impressive hardware and it's expected to perform better than any other phones with lower specifications but the fact is it's not perfect and there would always be times when it would fail to do some of its basic functions. Among the most common complaints we received regarding this device has something to do with its performance. Some owners reported about their units that no longer respond or turn on. But in this post, I will tackle about another common issue; the black screen with blinking blue light.The blinking blue light is actually the notification LED that informs you about your unread messages or notification while the black screen could be a result of an issue with the firmware or a problem with the hardware. The thing is that we really don't know what the problem is…

How to fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with Pandora that keeps crashing (easy steps)

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in, How to fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with Pandora that keeps crashing (easy steps)byApril 26, 2018, 11:18 amSome of our readers that own the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus contacted us about a problem with Pandora. Majority of them reported that the app closes on its own after it's opened or after a few minutes of use. There are also some who said that they are getting an error that says "Unfortunately, Pandora has stopped." Regardless which of these signs you're getting, it means the same–the app keeps on crashing.Among the most common causes are minor issues with the app itself or the firmware. The thing is that none of these symptoms actually tell you what the cause of the problem is; it only tells you that the app stopped working. With that, you really need to do some troubleshooting procedures to know more about the problem. In this post, I will walk you through on how to troubleshoot your Galaxy S9 Plus with some issues with Pandora. So, con…

How to fix screen flickering issue on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (easy steps)

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in, How to fix screen flickering issue on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (easy steps)byApril 26, 2018, 9:47 amDisplay issues in mobile devices like screen flickering can be attributed to software errors or hardware damage. The latter could be the underlying cause if there were previous instances of hard falls or liquid exposure on the device. But if the screen flickering problem suddenly occurs, then it could be due to a system malfunction. Bad apps, faulty update, and incorrect display settings are usually among the common triggers for software-related display errors. Considering that the problem is tied to software errors, there are a few workarounds you can try on to troubleshoot and fix it on your end. The methods I've highlighted below can be utilized when dealing with screen flickering problem on a particular Samsung handset, which is the Galaxy Note 8. Feel free to refer to these workarounds whenever you need more help in fixing the annoying flickering displa…

How to fix SD card not detected error on your Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (easy steps)

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in, How to fix SD card not detected error on your Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (easy steps)byApril 26, 2018, 9:39 amError messages typically occur when the system detects something wrong. Just like when you're suddenly seeing an error prompt saying that the SD card is not detected on your Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 or any other mobile devices. In most cases, these errors transpire as random glitch rather than hardware damage. This denotes they're likely to be resolved on your end. All you have to do is try some workarounds and troubleshoot software problems on your phone that might have triggered off-key errors like this to occur. Highlighted below are a few generic solutions you can try if ever you need some more inputs on how to deal with the same SD card error on your Samsung A8 handset.For smartphone owners who found our site while trying to find a solution, try to see if your phone is one of the devices we support. If it is, then visit the troubleshooting page fo…

How to fix Huawei Mate 10 Pro with a black screen of death issue (easy steps)

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in, How to fix Huawei Mate 10 Pro with a black screen of death issue (easy steps)byApril 26, 2018, 9:31 amThe Huawei Mate 10 Pro packs impressive hardware and it actually did receive quite a lot of positive reviews from its users and tech enthusiasts alike. But just like any other smartphones, it's not free from problems and errors. Some of our readers that own this device contacted us about the Black Screen of Death (BSoD) issue wherein their phones reportedly turned off or were discovered to have blank or black screen and no longer respond. In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Huawei Mate 10 Pro with BSoD. I will share with you the solution that we've been using to make your phone respond. So, if you're one of the owners of this device and are currently dealing with the Black Screen of Death, continue reading as this post may help you one way or another. Before we proceed, if you're looking for a solution to a probl…

5 Best Portable Power Bank Charger For Galaxy S9

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Wireless at-home chargers and car chargers are nice, but what if you want to take a power bank with you so that you can charge whenever? Luckily, they make quite a few power banks specifically for the Galaxy S9 so that you can quickly charge up your smartphone while you're at, say, a business meeting or family event. However, you do have to be careful with which ones you buy, as you can very easily buy one that won't work for very long or doesn't have very many safety features to protect your device from too much current, overheating and overcharging.Best Power BankFollow along below, and we'll show you the best portable charging banks you can get for your Galaxy S9.Anker makes some fantastic power products, one of them being the Astro E7 power bank. It's not too weighty, but has a huge battery for charging multiple devices — to the tune of 26,800mAh. In fact, that's enough juice to charge an iPhone up to 7 times without needing to recharge your power bank.The …

What to do if Galaxy S7 Active has colored lines showing on the screen, screen is unresponsive

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Screen or display issues is a common issue among smartphones. Even when sporting the high-end Corning Gorilla glass, the #GalaxyS7 screen is still a fragile component that can easily break apart when the device is dropped. This troubleshooting article will once again address this issue and hopefully help those who are facing situations similar to the ones in this post.Before we proceed, we want to remind you that if you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page. When describing your issue, please be as detailed as possible so we can easily pinpoint a relevant solution. If you can, kindly include the exact error messages you are getting to give us an idea where to start. If you have already tried some troubleshooting steps before emailing us, make sure to mention them so we can skip them in our answers.Problem #1: What to do if Galaxy S7 Active has colored lines showing on the screenI have had many iss…