About Samuel Conibear
Samuel Conibear has been an Android obsessive since the first HTC Desire was released back in 2010. When he wasn't playing with custom ROMs, he was enjoying a successful career helping businesses grow through digital technology. As a Feature Writer for Android Police, Samuel draws on his practical business experience and personal interests to talk about productivity and the latest tech trends.
Samuel is constantly curious about how Android devices can help professionals and businesses to thrive.
When he's not writing, you'll likely find Samuel lost in a podcast or creating memories with his son. You can reach out to Samuel on LinkedIn.
Looking to get rid of that unused Skype account? You're going to hit a snag
Like Mad Men, BlackBerrys, and Nickleback, Skype was a huge deal in 2009. So much so that Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for the company. This may seem like an interesting, though ultimately irrelevant, lead-in to our main topic, but Microsoft owns Skype.
The day's over. It's time to fire up your favorite top-end streaming device and settle in for a well-earned Netflix session. Cut to waking up on the sofa an hour later. Your favorite series is playing away, and you missed several episodes. Or, maybe you only have time to watch a quick episode before catching up with the housework and don't want to get sucked into a full-blown binge.
With Webex, you can share your screen from any device. Here's how
Video conferencing has come a long way since it was first theorized by Bell Labs in 1870. Today, when budget-friendly, video-ready smartphones are readily available, video conferencing has completed its 150-year journey from sci-fi theory to daily reality. Video conferencing is no longer a conversational convenience. It's a suite of collaborative tools that connects professionals across the globe. And Webex, a Cisco-owned company, is at the forefront of professional video conferencing.
People won't even know the difference ... at first glance
Each of the recent major Android updates has provided greater customizability, showing that Google is committed to keeping Android versatile. The most dramatic, feature-heavy update was Android 12, which started rolling out in late 2021. Although the previous versions offered more personalization options than iOS, Android 12 was the first update that let users alter what felt like every aesthetic element, right down to the app icon colors on the home screen. And, with Android 14 available on top-end Google Pixel devices and winging its way to a phone near you, we continue to see additional design and usability options.
Wanna ditch the wires? These Motorola phones can charge wirelessly with the right technology
Wires are the bane of the technology world. They make otherwise sleek and stylish technology look clunky and outdated, tethering these innovative devices to the past like a ball and chain. However, many recent smartphones have wireless charging functionality, and Motorola is starting to get with the program on more of its devices. While far from perfect, wireless charging has become an important feature that smartphone buyers are interested in. Motorola has been busy with releases in 2023 and has made strides regarding wireless charging. So, which Motorola phones have wireless charging?
Forwarding calls to another number is easier than you think
Call forwarding allows you to redirect calls to a different number. When you're unavailable or left your phone at home, you can forward calls to a partner, assistant, or office number. Though you've likely heard of call forwarding, you may not know that it's an easy-to-activate option available on most modern phones, including the latest Android devices. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Google Fi all support call forwarding. However, the method to turn it on is different for each. Read on and learn how to turn on call forwarding on your device, whoever your provider is.
The past, present, and future of SIMs
Every smartphone needs a SIM card that assigns you a phone number and lets you call, text, and use the best data plans. But, there's more than one type of SIM card, and the user experience varies between each.
You can ask about products you'll like to order or drop complaints/queries about the ones you've already bought
Amazon is the largest online retailer, with millions of products and sellers worldwide. From digital content to physical goods, its product listings dominate almost every industry. So, you're sure to find what you need most of the time. But with such diversity, it's only natural that customers sometimes need to contact sellers about certain products.
Google Earth Pro offers casual geo-information tools for everyone from students to environmental scientists
Google runs one of the most impressive 3D mapping tools available. It's a reliable go-to for planet zooming, location finding, and basic geo-analysis. But, unlike Google Maps, Google doesn't market it to general users much, so you may not have heard of it. Let's talk about Google Earth Pro, the advanced, publicly available software that lets even casual users play with GIS data or go on a swooping tour of the world.
Learn when and how to swiftly and safely reset Google Chrome, restoring it to its default settings with our step-by-step guide
It doesn't take much to slow down an internet browser. A poorly coded extension, a bad combination of settings, or too many cookies all do the trick. And Google Chrome, the most popular browser by some distance, is no exception. If your Chrome browser runs slowly or behaves strangely, resetting is a simple solution to improve your Google Chrome experience. Before you rush out and buy a new Chromebook, the steps below might get you back up to speed.
Disney Plus is one of the most popular streaming services around. Subscribers can binge a vast and exclusive catalog of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic films and TV shows for an affordable monthly subscription. However, with so many subscription streaming services competing for your business, accessing your preferred entertainment can be expensive. After reading this article, you'll know whether Disney Plus is the right platform for you and your streaming device. If it isn't, you'll find free streaming services if you want to cut down on costs.
Editing your Slack messages means fine-tuning your collaboration and reducing any hiccups
Once upon a time, professionals collaborated through face-to-face meetings, water cooler discussions, and unwieldy email threads. These days, colleagues are often spread across the globe, so companies rely on communication and task management apps to promote productivity. Slack is one of the most advanced and popular tools in this space, helping individuals worldwide to work together in real time.