The Best Google Photos Alternatives

Google Photos has long been the preferred method to backup photos on Android. Google Photos offered unlimited high quality photo storage while limiting original or best quality photos to the storage available. OG Pixel benefited from free full quality photo backup forever. Subsequent Pixel users were offered free backup with an expiration date. Google announced […]

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Android 11 Removing the Camera Picker

Android 11 is removing the ability to select a default camera. Before 11, users could select a default camera the same way they could select a default browser. If the user preferred GCam over the stock camera, it could be set as the system wide default.

11 Open Source Apps to Try

12 Open Source Apps To Try

While its easy to run open source software on Linux (its comes preinstalled!), it may not be so obvious on Android. There are free and open source apps available for just about everything on Android. Being FOSS though doesn’t make an app great. Like their closed source cousins, there’s a lot of mediocre apps available. […]

OnePlus 7T Unlock Guide

The OnePlus 7T is the third One phone I’ve used in the last year. When my OG Google Pixel required charging multiple times daily, I “upgraded” to a Moto Z2 Force. That was a terrible mistake. I appreciated the near stock experience but my particular model was the AT&T version. Meaning no updates. Even when […]

I Have a Smartphone Addiction

I have a problem. That’s the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem? Well, I do. With smartphones. I don’t buy the latest and greatest. I don’t hop on any Galaxy S93+ Jumbo 5G Alpha bandwagons. I’m much more of a thrifty shopper. I like buying things used. Take my Thinkpad T540p. It was […]

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