Google is aware of the issue and actively looking into it.

Android 8.1 started rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices at the beginning of December, and while I’ve been enjoying the update without any issues, this hasn’t been the case for everyone.

Shortly after 8.1 started getting pushed out, some owners of the Pixel 2 XL took to Google’s official support forum to complain about a slowdown with the phone’s fingerprint sensor performance on 8.1 compared to 8.0.

The initial post stated that it takes the 2 XL “a good second” after using the sensor for the screen to turn on, and this was followed up with quite a few other users reporting similar issues. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, some users also say that the screen is slow to turn on when just pressing the power button to get to the lock screen.

Some people have noticed that this issue goes away when the 2 XL’s always on display is turned on, but for those that prefer not to enable this battery-hungry feature, a fix should be coming soon. A Google representative has stated that the team is aware of the issue and that they’ll be reaching out to users for bug reports to get to the bottom of what the heck is going on.

If you own a Pixel 2 XL running 8.1 Oreo, have you noticed any performance issues with the fingerprint sensor? Drop us a comment down below and let us know.




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Best Shower Speakers

17 December 2017

Sing along with your favorite tunes in the shower with these great speakers.

If you’re sick of belting out your favorite tunes in the shower a cappella you may want to consider getting a speaker to use in the shower.

We’ve compiled a list of the best shower speakers you can find to help you sing like nobody’s listening.

UE Wonderboom

UE’s latest water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is cute as a button! The Wonderboom is a compact Bluetooth speaker with big sound, a lovely design, and an IPX7 rating, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes — it’s perfect for the shower. I’ve been testing this speaker and have been very impressed with its low end. The bass is surprisingly warm for such a small unit, and its size, again, is perfect for the shower.

Given its size, the Wonderboom does have a bit of trouble at higher volumes, with clarity capping out around the halfway mark on my phone’s volume. That being said, half my phone’s volume is plenty loud outside the shower and almost too much in it, so you don’t need to crank it at all.

It comes in six fun colors, and we’ll just hope the price comes down below its current $100 to make it a bit more competitive.

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Polk Audio BOOM Swimmer

This tadpole-looking device was conceived by the folks at Polk Audio to be as versatile as possible. The tail-end of the speaker is bendable, making it easy to wrap around shower curtain rods or even your shower head pipe, meaning there is always a convenient place to put it.

The Swimmer’s waterproof rating is even greater than it needs to be for use in the shower. It can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for half an hour without suffering any damage, meaning it can even fall into the tub when you’re taking a bath.

The sound quality is not bad; although, there is very little bass, which isn’t a surprise when you’re talking about something this small. The Polk Audio BOOM Swimmer will only cost you around $19.

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Photive Hydra

The Photive Hydra is perfect for people that want a shower speaker and are more concerned about sound quality than convenience. Sporting a passive subwoofer and two 40mm drivers, the Hydra delivers a fuller sounding low-end, while still providing pleasing, clear treble.

Its IP66 rating won’t allow the speaker to be submerged, but it can handle water jets and splashing just fine, making it more than durable enough to withstand your daily shower.

At roughly $35, the Hydra is a little bulkier and bigger than most of the other speakers on the list, but it’s still compact enough to fit on the edge of your tub or on your shower caddy.

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SoundBot SB510

The SoundBot SB510 is perfect for people who want an easier way to control their music while they are listening in the shower.

The simple interface on the front of SoundBot will let you control playback or adjust volume with just a tap of its buttons, meaning you don’t need to get out of the shower and touch your phone to change songs. Plus, there is even a speaker and microphone for taking calls, so you won’t miss anything important just because you’re bathing.

Its water-resistant rating only protects the SoundBot from splashing; however, It installs super easily with a suction cup that is attached to the back of the speaker, so you should have no problem finding a place for it that’s out of harm’s way. Plus, for $15, it’s the cheapest speaker on our list.

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UE Roll 2

The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 has an IPX7 rating, meaning submerging it in up to 3 feet of water for about half an hour won’t cause any damage, so your daily showers won’t affect it at all. Plus, on the back, it comes with a bungee cord loop, making it easy to wrap or tie the speaker around your curtain rod or shower head, so it stays out of your way while you’re headbanging in the shower.

The UE Roll 2 does come with a couple of improvements over its predecessor model. It has better sound, regarding both volume and quality, than its predecessor, and it also has an increased Bluetooth range of 100 feet, meaning your phone or tablet doesn’t even have to be in the hot, steamy bathroom while you’re getting clean.

The UE Roll 2 will cost you about $99 at full price; however, it’s a very popular product and often goes on sale, so make sure you look out for those deals!

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Braven Mira

The first thing you will notice about the Braven Mira is the impressive sound quality for such a small device. It manages to stuff two drivers and a passive radiator into its small protective housing, giving the Mira the ability to sound full and provide some decent bass for about $63.

The hook on the back of the speaker allows it to hang easily from your shower head or it can even be used as a kickstand, allowing it to sit nicely in the corner of your tub. Plus, the battery lasts for up to 12 hours of playback, so even the longest shower takers should get more than enough time between charges.

Its waterproof rating is IPX5, meaning it can handle being hit by the stream from your shower head, which is more than enough protection for the average user.

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Fugoo Sport

Although it’s another speaker you will need to rest on a shelf or the side of your tub, the Fugoo Sport is an awesome device that carries a starting price of about $99.

The thing that stands out the most is its 40-hour battery life. If you are truly using this in just the shower, you could probably go for weeks without needing a charge. With a waterproof rating of IP67, not only can you submerge the speaker in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, but it’s also dust-proof, meaning dirt and other particulates won’t cause you any problems.

On top of it all, the sound quality is very good. The Fugoo Sport has six drivers that are spread out across all four sides, giving you clear, well-balanced 360-degree sound.

See at Amazon

UE Boom 2

Taking the UE Boom 2 into your shower is absolutely no problem as it has a very high water-resistant rating, allowing it to be submerged in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. It’s also protected against dirt and mud, but you can hand-wash the speaker with warm, soapy water just in case it gets messy.

UE Boom 2′s battery will last you approximately 15 hours of playing time, which should amount to a lot of time in the tub, and has a Bluetooth range of 100 feet, making sure your phone, tablet, or PC doesn’t have to be anywhere near the water. Plus, if you truly want the Boom 2 to live up to its onomatopoeic name, you have the option to set up another one to make a stereo pair and really raise the roof.

The UE Boom 2 doesn’t come cheap, as its full retail price is $199; however, much like other UE products you can often find the UE Boom 2 on sale for as low as $149.

See at Amazon

What’s your favorite?

Are you a shower singer? Let us know your favorite speaker to take into the shower with you by leaving us a comment below!

Updated December 2017: These are still our favorite speakers to take with you in the shower.




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Smart Home Gift Guide

17 December 2017

Dip your toes into the smart home life with Team Thrifter’s selection of smart home gifts for beginners. Easing into a smart home is fun, especially with products like smart plugs and the Amazon Echo Dot.

iHome Wi-Fi outdoor smart plug
Setting up outdoor Christmas lights or just something for your backyard deck? This outdoor plug gives you access to smart features like scheduling and even voice control.
Amazon

$39.61Wishlist

Switchmate Motion Activated Snap-On Instant Smart Light Switch
Don’t want to go through the complicated process of setting up a full-on smart home system with hubs and connections throughout your home? The Switchmate attaches right to the switch and gives you direct voice control through the mobile app.
Amazon

$29.99Wishlist

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb
This is the easiest way to gain voice control over your home’s lamps. All you do is screw in the bulb, connect it to your Wi-Fi, connect the free app to your hub’s app, and boom you’ve got “Alexa, dim the living room lights” right on the tip of your tongue.
Amazon

$19.99Wishlist

Etekcity Wi-Fi 2-pack smart plugs
These mini plugs add smart functionality to your favorite appliances by connecting easily to your Wi-Fi and giving you control through a device like the Echo Dot.
Amazon

$25.89Wishlist

Amazon Echo Dot
For $30 you get all the features of Amazon Alexa, a built-in speaker, and a smart home hub capable of controlling hundreds of objects around the home. Honestly, if you don’t have one already I have no idea what you’re waiting for.
Amazon

$29.99Wishlist

SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit
The SmartThings ecosystem is one of the most robust you can have, and this kit comes with a whole bunch of options like multipurpose sensors, a motion sensor, a smart plug, and the SmartThings Hub.
Samsung

$149.99Wishlist

Philips Hue starter kit with 4 bulbs and a bridge
There are plenty of smart bulb options out there if you just want to replace a singular lamp or lighting fixture, but if you want to go whole hog you want the Philips Hue so your lights can communicate with you and each other at the same time.
Amazon

$91.99Wishlist

Canary all-in-one home security device
The Canary is a motion-activated 1080p security camera with night vision and the ability to monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity. It’s the easiest system in the world to setup, even if it’s not the most advanced.
Amazon

$122.00Wishlist

Ring Video Doorbell 2
Ring has several versions of the video doorbell, each one with more features than the last. The real key here is being able to see who’s knocking without getting off the couch.
Amazon

$194.00Wishlist

Nest Learning Thermostat
Who knew a smart thermostat would be such a big deal? But it turns out, it is pretty convenient to change the temperature without losing the nice spot on the couch. The Nest Thermostat is one of the most widely compatible smart devices you can add to your budding smart home collection.
Amazon

$241.99Wishlist

Rachio smart Wi-Fi sprinkler controller system
After the thermostat, the sprinkler was probably top on your list of “things that don’t need to be smart.” But you’d be wrong, my friend. The Rachio will transform how you water your lawn and it can save you money with your utility company, too.
Amazon

$199.48Wishlist

August Smart Lock 3rd Generation
Standard deadbolts are a thing of the past. August is already on a third generation of smart locks, and you haven’t added one to your home yet? Not only can you lock your door with your phone or your voice, the smart functions will actually keep your home more secure with real-time tracking.
Amazon

$149.00Wishlist

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door hub
Even if you’ve added smart home gadgets around your home, your garage is probably still living in the dark ages of the early aughts. Let Chamberlain’s MyQ change that by connecting your garage door to your smartphone.
Amazon

$99.00Wishlist

Wemo dimmer light switch
Replace your standard light switch with this smart dimmer switch so you can control your lights manually, with your phone, or with your voice. Wemo is smart enough that you don’t need an additional hub either, just Wi-Fi.
Amazon

$74.99Wishlist

Topgreener USB wall charger and outlet
Topgreener’s custom outlets let you add built-in USB ports to your boring, standard wall outlets. It’s an easy added convenience as long as you’re careful with the wires while installating.
Amazon

$18.95Wishlist




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The place to chat about stuff with friendly folks.

The weekend comments are back!

I’ve been out of commission on and off for the past few weeks getting some work done on my back, and have neglected the comments thread posts. Funny, saying “getting work done” on a body part makes it sound like an oil change. I could probably use one of those, too. It’s no fun getting old. But I digress.

The year is coming to a close, and as usual, it was filled with ups and downs. Next year will be, too. Feelings of excitement and disappointment are part of what makes us human, and it’s good to experience both on a regular basis to stay grounded. As long as there is enough of the good to offset the bad you can live a perfectly normal and satisfying life even when it seems like everything around you is going to hell in a handbasket. Having everything go your way all the time wouldn’t be any fun!

I’m looking forward to the holidays with my family, and I promise I won’t be thinking about any of the things that bring me down while I’m doing it. I wish the same for all of you! And yes, these are the things a person thinks about when they lay around in bed for a week taking pain medication. Part of those ups and downs.

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Best Cases for Galaxy Note 8

16 December 2017

Kep your Note 8 protected from day one on with a quality case.

The Galaxy Note 8 is shaping up to be a contender for phone of the year. Now that the phone is shipping, it’s the perfect time to pick up one of the best cases to keep your new phone protected.

We’ve broken things down by the manufacturer and offered direct links to some of our favorite styles. But ultimately the choice is yours, and there’s a ton of cases to choose from. Here’s some of our favorites!

Samsung LED Wallet Cover case

Samsung is always good for creating cases that feature some awesomely unique features for its phones, and few are as cool as the LED Wallet Cover.

This brilliantly-designed case blends screen protection with functionality, allowing you to see the current time and view notifications via LEDs without exposing the screen — all you do is press the power button and presto! This case also features an interior pocket for storing your cash or cards, which can help you cut down on your pocket carry.

You can get yours for $60, or check out Samsung’s website to learn about the other cases they offer, too.

See at Samsung

OtterBox cases

The Note 8 might be the most expensive flagship phones released in 2017, so you’re going to want to keep it protected. When it comes to the best cases, many people instantly think of OtterBox. It has built a solid reputation of making great cases backed by outstanding customer service.

We’ll recommend the Commuter Series case since it’s a great combination of the rugged protection that OtterBox is known for and a slimmer design so it’s easier to slip into a pocket or purse. The Note 8 is already a massive phone

However, you really get what you pay for from OtterBox, which includes the aforementioned customer service that’s there to help if any issues pop up.

See at OtterBox

Speck Presido Grip

Speck cases offer cases that stylish-yet-functional design options for those who want to add a bit of glitz and glamor to their phone.

Consider the Speck Presido Grip, a case that’s designed to prevent phone drops by giving you a case with a stylish and grippy exterior. On the inside, Speck says this case is made with Impactium polycarbonate material, which was specifically designed to absorb impacts from drops. But the main reason you’ll love this case is for those stylish angled ridges on the back. Combined with the matte finish of this case, your fingers are sure to love the feel of this case. It can be yours for $44.

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Ringke cases

Ringke is known for making more flashy cases with interesting designs and patterns to help make your phone stand out from the rest of the pack.

Just check out the Wave case in Coastal Blue, pictured on the right. It’s a stylish two-piece case that combines a soft TPU layer with a hard PC shell that’s designed brilliantly. The exposed TPU on the back features waves that will feel great in your hands. You can get this case in a number of color combinations, but the best value is the Coastal Blue version which you can get for just $11 on Amazon. The other versions are $13, so you can save a few bucks and get arguably the best-looking version of this case from Ringke.

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Spigen Rugged Armor case

For those who don’t want to sacrifice pocket space for protection, Spigen’s Rugged Armor case is a great option.

This sleek, one-piece case is rugged and sleek with carbon fiber accents that looks really nice on taller devices like the Note 8. It’s made of rugged TPU material so it’s easy to install and features a matte finish for a great look and feel. It’s a really slim case, too, so you won’t be adding a ton of bulk in exchange for a case that will provide rugged protection. Best of all is the price — you can get this reliable case for just $11 on Amazon.

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Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case

Incipio has a number of cases available for the Note 8, but we’re inclined to recommend the exceptionally stylish Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case.

The Carnaby Esquire Series case is just $17.50 in Gray or $35 in Blue and stands out from all other cases on this list with its unique cotton-based outer layer. It features a TPU frame that helps disperse the shock from drops and the button covers and port cutouts are precise. It’s an elegant solution to keeping your Note 8 protected and available in three subtle shades of grey on Amazon.

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RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper case

Alright, I know what a lot of you are thinking: I need a case that’s going to provide maximum protection for my Note 8; a bumper case just won’t cut it!

But as I learned from reviewing the RhinoShield CrashGuard for the Galaxy S8, this isn’t your average bumper. RhinoShield has developed a bumper case that offers truly rugged protection where your phone needs it most — in the corners, around the edges, and lips that come up around the front and back panels of glass.

It might be one of those instances where you need to actually try it before you’re fully convinced, but if you love being able to show off your brilliant new phone but also want to keep it protected from drop damage, you really can’t beat the RhinoShield CrashGuard. You can get yours for just $25.

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UAG Monarch

Urban Armor Gear is one of those ubiquitous brands for smartphone cases that delivers rugged protection while remaining relatively slim and lightweight. The UAG Monarch for the Note 8 is a great option, featuring a really grippy back panel that feels great in you hand.

There are some really smart design decisions here, including a soft rubber screen lip around the display and skid pads on the back, so your phone won’t be prone to slip and slide off any surfaces. These are also slim enough to not impede Samsung or Android Pay functionality and also allow you to wirelessly charge your phone without removing the case.

These cases start at $30 and are available in a selection of colors and styles, although if you want it in classic black, it’ll set you back $55.

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Seidio Surface Case w/ Holster

Thin cases don’t need to be so bland and featureless. The Seidio Surface case is about as thin and slim a case as you’ll find, providing great scratch resistance around the back, a nice protective lip around the screen, and a pop-out kickstand on the back. It’s a dual layer case, too, so you should get ample coverage for drops, too. Cutouts around the ports and buttons mean your phone will be as accessible as it is with no case on.

It’s also thin enough to be compatible with wireless charging and is available in four stylish color options.

Get yours for $30, or $34 if you’re also interested in the optional hip holster.

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Caseology Parallax Series

If you want the best protection for your phone you want a case with two layers of protection. The Caseology Parallax series case offers just that, along with a very stylish geometric design along the back plate.

This case is designed around a TPU sleeve and a rigid polycarbonate frame which work together to offer superb protection. And that pattern on the back isn’t just for looks, the little grooves and ridges also help with grip for your finger tips.

Available in five unique colors, you can get yours for just $12.99.

See at Amazon

Which cases are you going to buy?

There’s going to be a ton of accessories released for the Galaxy Note 8, but we want to know which are your favorites. Let us know in the comments!

Updated December 2017: Added the Seidio and Caseology cases to our list and updated pricing figures!




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Geeky Decor Gift Guide

16 December 2017

Geek out this holiday season with Team Thrifter’s selection of favorite Geeky Decor. From Super Mario Bros. canvas art to Hogwarts Express bookends, there’s sure to be something to please the mega-fan in your life.

Razor Firefly – mousepad with custom lighting
Still rocking that boring mouse pad you bought for $2 in the early 90s? Upgrade to one with custom lighting underneath. Game in style.
Amazon

$39.99Wishlist

Legend of Zelda – Link Canvas Art set
Any good gaming room needs good gaming art, and this canvas art featuring Link from Legend of Zelda will class up your wall.
Etsy

$64.99Wishlist

LEGO Minifigures Display Case
Minifigs are people, too! Don’t throw your star players into the giant bucket with all the other Lego pieces. Keep them on display so you’ll have access to them when your imagination calls.
Amazon

$29.00Wishlist

Funko POP! Marvel: Dancing Groot Bobble Action Figure
Baby Groot was the best thing to come out of Guardians of the Galaxy and is probably the only reason any of us went to see Volume 2. Well, now you can have your own baby groot bobblehead and make him dance whenever you want.
Amazon

$8.70Wishlist

The Insanley Great History of Apple
For all of you out there that are already Apple fanboys, you might as well revel in the glory that is one of the greatest tech companies of our lifetime with this poster highlighting every Apple system going back to 1976.
Pop Chart Lab

$37.00Wishlist

Klingon Bat’leth budget replica
This is the traditional Klingon weapon for the less affluent warriors out there.
Amazon

$74.95Wishlist

Klingon Bat’leth replica
If you don’t have a Klingon Bat’leth within reach, how will you defend your honor and die in glorious battle when your best friend says Star Wars is better?
Roddenberry.com

$349.00Wishlist

Gears of War 4 replica lancer
This is the most iconic weapon from the Gears of War franchise, and it should be propped up on your man cave wall.
Amazon

$99.99Wishlist

Hogwarts Express bookend set
This bookend set simulates the look of your favorite Hogwarts train moving through a mountain tunnel. Also works with DVDs for the Harry Potter fans who didn’t bother with the books.
Think Geek

$94.99Wishlist

Audio-Technica direct-drive professional turntable
Whether you want to start a new vinyl collection, or just want people to think that’s what you’re doing, this is a simple, hassle-free turntable that looks good, too.
Amazon

$279.00Wishlist

Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Rug
In this case, “I am Groot!” roughly translates to “Stop stepping on my face!
Think Geek

$29.99Wishlist

Classic NES box art canvas prints
Be both chic and geek with these canvas prints featuring box art from original NES games.
Think Geek

$15.99Wishlist

Super Mario Bros. canvas art
Combine a post-modern look with 8-bit design using these exclusive canvas prints featuring Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and others.
Think Geek

$14.99Wishlist

Legend of Zelda Master Sword letter opener
Open your monthly bills and junk mail with the legendary, unbreakable, blade of evil’s bane.
Think Geek

$9.99Wishlist

Fallout Nuka Cola mini fridge
Turns out real life is a lot like Survival mode because eating and drinking is important in both situations. Keep this fridge stocked for those marathon gaming sessions where you can’t be bothered to come up for air for long.
Think Geek

$149.99Wishlist

Darth Vader pen holder
We can’t all be as in-tune with the Force as the Jedi and the Sith, but it’s like the old saying goes… the pen is mightier than the lightsaber.
Amazon

$18.09Wishlist

Death Star tree topper ornament
Some families top their Christmas trees with angels. Some use stars. You’d prefer to use a symbol of galaxy-wide oppression and bad engineering decisions.
Think Geek

$99.95Wishlist

Giant Super Mario wall decals
It’s like Super Mario Maker for your wall! Recreate World 1-1 or design your own custom level with these wall decalls! Mario decal is not a playable character.
Amazon

$13.55Wishlist




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Available January 2018.

There’s no shortage of Star Wars-themed everything no matter where you look right now, and in November, Lenovo released its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges headset that lets you battle Darth Vader in augmented reality, play HoloChess, and more. Alongside the release of The Last Jedi, Lenovo announced its first expansion for Jedi Challenges that’ll add three main pieces of new content for users to check out.

The best part of Jedi Challenges is arguably Lightsaber Duel mode, and The Last Jedi expansion will allow users to battle two enemies at once for the first time ever. You’ll be fighting Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian Guards, and if they put up a fight like they do in the movie, they’re going to be a formidable challenge.

Strategic Combat mode is also getting three new challenges that are all set on Crait (one of the new planets introduces with The Last Jedi), and Assault mode will be outfitted with a First Order Stormtrooper Executioner, Riot Controller Stormtrooper, and other enemies and levels to interact with.

And, of course, this wouldn’t be a Last Jedi-themed update without porgs.

This expansion will be available as a free update to the Jedi Challenges app, and it’ll be rolling out in January 2018.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges review — The Force is strong in AR




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Both Zooper Widget Free and Pro are nowhere to be found.

Widgets are one of the best ways to customize and make the most of your Android homes screen, and while there are a lot of applications that come with bundled widgets, there are also ones that are made solely for creating widgets for making your setup look as fresh as can be.

Zooper Widget has long been one of the most popular widget creation apps on the Google Play Store, but for whatever reason, both the Free and Pro versions are no longer available.

Zooper Widget first debuted around three years ago, and during that time, the Free variant accumulated over one million downloads while its Pro cousin got over 100,000. The only other big app from Zooper Widget developer MYCOLORSCREEN is Themer, but neither it or the now deceased Zooper have received updates in years.

It’s currently unclear why Zooper has been removed, but if you’re now at a loss for what to do with your home screen customization, KWGT appears to be the best alternative. This is sad news for sure as a previous user of Zooper Widget, but just looking briefly at KWGT, it appears to have a much better design and is actually being updated on a regular basis.

RIP, Zooper ❤️




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These are the lucky November winners of some cool Huawei/Honor swag.

There’s nothing like being a cool person on the internet and winning great gadgets while doing so. But with our Huawei/Honor Community Incentive Program, you can do just that! The basis is pretty simple: be an active, engaged and friendly member of the Huawei or Honor communities in our forums to win great stuff.

Here are the winners from November:

  • br77494 — Congrats, you’ve won a Huawei Mate 9!
  • gtt1 — Congrats, you’ve won an Honor Band Z!
  • editguy — Congrats, you’ve won an Honor Band Z!

We’ve already well into December, but there’s still plenty of time to get to the top of the charts and win some amazing stuff! All you need to do is be active our Huawei/Honor communities!

Learn more about the Huawei/Honor Incentive Program!




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It’s a portable charger that fits in your hand.

This Anker black Astro E1 ultra compact portable charger is down to $13.19 on Amazon. It normally sells around $17 and the other colors are selling for $20 right now.

This charger is the size of a candy bar but has 6700mAh, which means it’s got enough power to fully charge a Galaxy S8.

Features include:

  • Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2 amps. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
  • Add over two full charges to an iPhone 7 or 6s or at least one full charge to a 7 Plus, Galaxy S8, Nexus 5 or other smartphone
  • Fits perfectly in your pocket. Recharges in 5.5 hours with a 1A adapter (not included) and the included Micro USB cable.

It has an 18-month warranty from Anker. Users give it 4.5 stars based on 539 reviews.

You can use the included micro USB cable or upgrade to a 3-foot cable from Anker for $5.

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