SOLVED: Amazfit Band 5 Gold or Garbage? 2 Week Review

We needed by corporate Christmas presents and decided that it was enough of the chocolate and wine baskets.  It is time to encourage some healthly living.  Given the currently work-at-home requirements many of us have, our staff decided that a fitness bands / watches would be the best category.  After a thorough review of all fitness bands under $150, including the Samsung Galaxy Fit, Xiaomi Mi Band5 and various Fitbits and Honor Bands, we settled…

SOLVED: Microsoft Lists vs ToDo vs Planner vs Project Whats the Difference?

If you are a Microsoft 365 user you know there has been an explosion of new apps including three that plan things todo in lists (see what I did there!).  There are definitely similarities between the products but they each have different use cases. Lets start with the similarities. What is Microsoft SharePoint? Lists, ToDo and Planner are all running of a Microsoft SharePoint in the background.  SharePoint has been around for more than a…

SOLVED: How To Configure Advanced Settings on AmazFit Band 5

If you have an AmazFit Band 5, there are several buried settings you are likely to want to change.  Here are the top 10 advanced setting we think most consumers will want to modify: 1 – How To Change Watch Faces on AmazFit 5 Swipe up or down on the device until you see the MORE icon Swipe DOWN to the very bottom and click SETTINGS Click BAND DISPLAY Swipe up or down to select…

SOLVED: A Complete Comparison of Fitness Tracking Bands Under $175

We were interested in sourcing a few fitness tracking bands for staff Christmas presents, corporate client give-aways and our personal use.  Nearly all of our staff have used some sort of tracker in the past so we had some considerable experience with them but no one had bought a new one in the last two years.  Much has changed; most notably Chinese products and lower prices. After watching and reading a few dozen reviews we…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Unboxing & Review of “The Best Phone Ever” Samsung S20 FE

If you are looking for a new cell, you are in the right place.  Samsung just released its new “FE” or Fan Edition of their Galaxy S20 line. Compared to the “real” S20, the S20 FE is missing a few features: Lower resolution screen (2400×1080 VS 3200×1440 Lesser cameras (8mp telephoto VS 64mp telephoto) Less RAM (6GB vs 12GB) But it is better specs in other important areas: Larger screen (6.5″ VS 6.2″) Bigger battery…

SOLVED: The Differences Between a Samsung Galaxy S9 and The New S20 Lineup

Because one of our clients wanted us to source new cells to replace their Samsung Galaxy S8’s and S9’s we created the following specification grid. As you can see, the Samsung S20 FE (aka the Fan Edition or Lite model) is the natural replacement for the S9 and that is what we ended up sourcing Samsung S9 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE / Lite Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Display…

SOLVED: In Simple Terms: 5G Differences Explained

A few days ago Apple released its delayed 5G lineup of cell phones and while many other companies have had 5G devices for more than a year, the Apple announcement did create a buzz.  This is because now there is a full spectrum of choices as all major device manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and even Apple have 5G devices available.  The questions you are likely asking yourself now are: Why does 5G…

SOLVED: 2020 Real Life Comparison & Simple Explanation of 5G Low Medium & High Cellular Technologies

There is soooo much talk of 5G cellular technology today we decided to put together a simple infographic and chart explaining the differences. Click to Expand Graphic This information was gathered from many different sources and people will argue over the details presented here.  For instance AT&T has what they claim is a new “5G Evolution” service which is really just 4G LTE Pro. AT&T relates it to 5G because, on the one hand, they…

In Simple Terms: What is a Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) Attack?

Put simply, a Permanent Denial of Service (aka PDoS) attack is a hack that intentionally causes physical damage to a device.   WHY WOULD SOMEONE PDoS? DoS stands for “Denial of Service” and usually that means an attacker wants to temporarily block access to your system so they can extract money from you.  PDoS attacks are by definition permanent so why would someone do that do you? 1 – Governments & Corporate Competitors Governments and…

In Simple Terms: What is a Progressive Web App (PWA)?

Put in its simplest terms, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is just a web site that can function offline. The idea is that modern web browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome now have built in enough functionality that “real” apps you would previously have downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store are no longer necessary for many tasks. A simple example of this might be an airplane flight arrival…

SOLVED: The Complete Guide To Icons on Android Devices

Android cell phones, tablets and Chromebooks are now fully featured devices and they have a substantial number of sometimes confusing notification icons. We regularly receive requests from visitors about what the icons on their various Android devices mean so we invested a day researching all of the current Android icons we could track down. For beginners, the single graphic below will explain most of the common icons. However, there are a myriad of other Android…

VIDEO: SOLVED: How To Avoid Losing Contacts When Changing Cell Phones

In this short video we explain that your Android cell may have contacts stored in several locations and if you change cell phones, you are likely to loose contacts unless you migrate them first. Open CONTACTS Click the SETTING icon (top left 3 bars) Click MOVE CONTACTS Select the FROM and click DONE Select the TO Move Now when you install your apps on your new phone those contacts that were stored on your phone…