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Last November an intriguing report surfaced claiming that Lenovo would give up on using its own brand for smartphones. Instead, it would only sell Moto-branded devices starting at some point in the future. This move was said to coincide with the company's reorganization of its activities in China. Today however this has been denied by none other than Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing. He told reporters that the reorganization will not affect its mobile business on the mainland. Despite a widening loss for its mobile division, the company is intent on moving forward with the same dual-brand strategy...
Motorola has promised to finally deliver the update to Android Wear 2.0 to its Moto 360 (2nd gen) smartwatches by the end of this month. And here we are, rapidly approaching said deadline. The good news is that Motorola has revealed that the update is going to start hitting its smartwatches today. The bad news is that this is going to be one of those infamous phased rollouts, so there's no telling when every single Moto 360 (2nd gen) unit will finally receive it. So if you own one of these watches, know you're in the home stretch now. Or rather, the update is. You just need to be a little...
At this point we're unfortunately not close enough to the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 so that we get a steady supply of reliable-looking (and sounding) leaks. In fact, we're still in sketchy rumor territory. And the latest such revelation, which in no way should be taken for granted, comes (as always) from China. What you see in the very quick, rather blurry video below is implied to be the front panel for the upcoming Note8 phablet. Is it, though? It's impossible to tell right now. Sure, it could be that, but it could also be a screen protector for the Note8. Or, because we...
Instagram's feature addition train isn't stopping anytime soon. Just two days ago the Facebook-owned service added new stuff into its Stories section that was 'inspired' by Snapchat's, and now we've got some new news to talk about. Instagram Direct, the part of the service that lets you talk directly to other users, is finally getting a couple of much-needed features. First off, when you share a photo in Direct, you no longer need to crop it if it's in portrait or landscape (so basically, anything but a square). That's because Direct will now show your images exactly in their native...
After already having been certified by China's TENAA, the upcoming Moto Z2 Play thought it would be wise to have a go at GFXBench. As such, the phone's most important specs have been outed once more, basically confirming what the TENAA listing has already told us. While GFXBench's info screen doesn't list battery capacity, it's important to note that Lenovo itself (Motorola's owner) has confirmed that the Z2 Play will come with a 3,000 mAh cell. That's down from the 3,510 mAh unit inside its predecessor, the Z Play, which was widely hailed as one of the champions of battery life in 2016....
Some types of materials used during a home's construction can interfere with a cell signal. For instance, concrete structures use rebar, which is too dense for most cell signals to penetrate. Stucco exteriors and interiors use wire mesh, which can also interfere with signals.
Even aluminum siding can be problematic because it tends to reflect cell signals, instead of absorbing them. If you don't have construction related issues, you may have issues inside your home.
Everyday electronic devices, such as computer screens, blenders, or microwaves, can interfere with a cell tower's signal if they're operational at the time of the call.
If you suspect your interference is coming from an electronic device, simply move away from it while you're on the call, or turn it off. If your reception improves, you've found the culprit.
If you've tried everything and still don't have good cell phone reception in your home, you may want to consider a cellular repeater.
A cellular repeater is a large antenna that attaches to your roof, or another object. located adjecent to your home. The antenna's program allows it to seek the strongest cellular signal available, then 'repeats' it to the smaller antenna, located inside your home.
A good cellular repeater can increase your signal strength up to 1000%, and are manufacturered for any cellular network in the US. This will probably fix your problem, but they are pricey.
Repeater packages for homes and small offices can run between $400 - $900 for a 3,000 square foot area. Larger homes that require more coverage area will, of course, be higher.