The MerchantStoreDirectoryAbout UsAdd-siteLink to Us

 

2,132 Electronics - Smart Phones Resources

Hands on

BlackBerry KeyOne hands-on: a physical keyboard makes Android more productive
The BlackBerry KeyOne packs in productivity features and is worth a look.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Hands on with Halide, a new gesture-based iPhone camera app
What do you get when a former Apple designer and a former Twitter developer combine forces? You get Halide -- a brand new gesture-based iPhone camera app designed for those who want more control over the picture-taking process.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Hands On: New Skype on Android (Screenshots)
Earlier this month, Microsoft released an updated Skype app for Android users.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Hands-on with Chrome's wild new mobile interface
Chrome Dev designs for big phones by putting everything on the bottom of the screen.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Hands-on: Android O Preview 3 is 8.0, has a sweet colored media notification
Android O can now automatically color media notifications based on the album art.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)
After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential.
May 23, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 hands-on--A squeezable, all-glass device with dual hotword support
Want Google? Say "Ok Google." Want Alexa? Say "Alexa." this $650 phone has both
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 hands-on: MrMobile's new squeeze
By now you've seen the HTC U11 hands-on treatment: the smudge-prone but beautiful backplate; the conventional face; the interface that reacts to a squeeze as well as a swipe. But thanks to some canceled flights and some overzealous NYC security guards (long story) I got to spend a little longer with the HTC U11 than I might have, and as a result I was able to produce a slightly more in-depth hands-on than would otherwise be possible.
May 23, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 hands-on: putting the squeeze on its competition
Earlier this year, HTC said "out with the old, in with the new,' as the company stepped away from some of its established smartphone branding, and introduced the new U series with the U play and U Ultra. Sleek and shiny, the glass-enclosed handsets resembled little of the metallic unibody look of One-series phones.
May 16, 2017
Read More


It is real: a hands-on with the Essential Phone, presented by Andy Rubin
So, the Essential Phone was just revealed yesterday and it has some cool things going on about it. Titanium and ceramc build, a 360-degree accessory camera, an all-screen front, so on and so forth -- it's definitely a head-turner. But we didn't get to see any live footage of the handset, just renders.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 has a very interesting and innovative sound recording feature
HTC just announced its 2017 flagship -- the squeezable U11. it's a super-shiny handset that comes with all the standard features of contemporary top-shelf smartphones, from a deeply reflective metal-and-glass build to top-notch hardware, water-proofing, and even the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. But there are also a few things in this device that others don't do, and its quad-mic setup really caught our eye.
May 16, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 is not a German submarine
This week, it's Daniel, Jerry, and Alex tackling HTC U 11, OnePlus 5, and Google I/O, plus some surprises (and one bad joke) along the way. Stick around!
May 12, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 lets you take photos just by squeezing it (hands-on)
When the phone's pressure-sensitive sides register your tightened grip, it'll open the app you've programmed in.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Misc. - Numbers

1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents
If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts.
May 23, 2017
Read More


1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border
1Password received a handy new feature last week that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user's devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.
May 23, 2017
Read More


2 big asterisks to Google's Android upgrade fix
Google's got a new plan for improving Android upgrades, but "Project Treble" may not be the saving grace some folks are expecting.
May 16, 2017
Read More


2 easy ways to child-proof your Android or iOS device
Once you master these kid-conscious Android and iPhone features, you'll be able to hand your precious phone to your little one with confidence.
May 16, 2017
Read More


2.5-inch Jelly Wants to be the World's Smallest Smartphone
Most of today's smartphones follow a familiar design: clamp the thinnest casing with the narrowest bezels possible around a large display. Jelly is not like most smartphones.
May 3, 2017
Read More


3 innovations the Apple Siri speaker needs to have
To beat Amazon and Google, a Siri speaker better get smart.
May 8, 2017
Read More


3D touch components for the OLED iPhone 8 are allegedly 150% more expensive than for the LCD ones
By now, we have already accepted that there is a lot of truth to the rumors about a special anniversary iPhone 8 with an OLED display. It's also rumored that the premium Apple smartphone will come with a premium price of approximately $1,000, due to the variety of features that are rumored to make an appearance in the new iPhone.
May 19, 2017
Read More


4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better
Supercharge your smartphone's browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.
June 13, 2017
Read More


4 reasons to buy a U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8, and 3 reasons to be cautious
You have the option to break the carrier shackles.
June 7, 2017
Read More


4 Ways A Drug Company Makes Billions Off Patients With The Rarest Diseases
It's no secret that there's big money to be had in drugs. The cost of many pharmaceuticals has increased dramatically. But the real money makers for the drug industry aren't necessarily the commonplace prescriptions for antibiotics of painkillers that most of us know by name; it's the drugs that are used by very few people, who often need them to survive.
May 24, 2017
Read More


4G in India: Everything you need to know
4G is finally going mainstream in India.
June 7, 2017
Read More


5 awesome app-enabled toys you can control with your smartphone
You might not know that, but today is Children's Day in a number of countries around the world. We take this as an excuse to let our inner child out and enjoy some rather childish pleasures. After all, what are we if not grown-up children?
June 1, 2017
Read More


5 camera apps that force the iPhone 7 Plus into telephoto mode
The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's first handset to feature a dual camera module on its back. A regular 12 MP, wide-angle camera was neighbored by another 12 MP snapper, but with a telephoto lens over it, which provides 2x optical zoom.
June 14, 2017
Read More


5 Essential phone ideas we'd like to see in the next iPhone... and 5 we don't
Whatever the new Essential phone lacks, it certainly isn't innovative spirit. A showcase of intriguing, forward-looking, and slightly bone-headed decisions, the device is exciting and thought-provoking to an extent only commanded by top of the line smartphones by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google.
May 31, 2017
Read More


5 essential questions about the Essential Phone
Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.
May 31, 2017
Read More


5 mobile phone features of the past that we actually miss
In case you haven't noticed, the world is changing and technology is the main culprit. In the last 100 years mankind has advanced more than in the previous 1,000. Don't get us wrong, we're not complaining. Technology is making our lives much easier, but also a bit less exciting in some ways.
May 30, 2017
Read More


5 new ways Apple's devices work together
What to expect from macOS Sierra
July 7, 2016
Read More


5 of the best MMO games for Android and iOS (2017)
Mobile MMO games have been gaining more and more traction the past few years, and for a good reason. The better hardware introduced in the last 5 years or so has really changed the possibilities for mobile developers, allowing them to create much bigger and far more ambitious projects.
May 31, 2017
Read More


5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid
Don't hand over an aging iOS device to your eager youngster before doing a little kid-proofing first.
June 9, 2017
Read More


5 things to look for in a budget Android phone
There's a lot of cheap crap out there in the world of budget Android phones. Here are some pointers to help you avoid buying a dud.
July 7, 2016
Read More


5 things Windows 10 Mobile converts will love about iPhone
The current state of Windows 10 Mobile is disheartening and it is forcing a lot of users to switch to competing platforms like Apple's iOS. That switch to iPhone may not be easy ... but it doesn't have to be unpleasant.
May 17, 2017
Read More


5 vital Android settings that save your apps, data, battery and more
Get the most out of your phone with these essential features.
June 14, 2017
Read More


6 reasons to use the Samsung browser on your Galaxy S8
The Samsung Internet browser is a formidable choice for a mobile browser and it has a number of features that make it worth using over Google Chrome.
June 12, 2017
Read More


6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter
When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.
June 1, 2017
Read More


6 super YouTube tricks for Android and iOS
You'll get an eyeful once you watch your first YouTube video in virtual reality. Also: browse videos in private, double-tap to skip ahead, and more.
June 6, 2017
Read More


6 ways to lock down your iPhone's lock screen
From text message alerts to wireless settings, your iPhone's lock screen is brimming with sensitive data and controls. Here's how to lock it all down.
May 16, 2017
Read More


6 ways to lock down your iPhone's lock screen
From text message alerts to wireless settings, your iPhone's lock screen is brimming with sensitive data and controls. Here's how to lock it all down.
May 16, 2017
Read More


6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android
You'll be a happier 1Password user once you master these mobile tips and tricks.
May 2, 2017
Read More


6 ways to make the most of Android's Clock app
There's a much easier way to open the Clock app than digging around the Android app drawer.
May 31, 2017
Read More


7 best free fighting games for Android and iOS (2017)
There isn't a single gaming platform that doesn't have fighting games. Some of them are quite brutal, such as the latest Mortal Kombat games, while others are quite family-friendly, such as Super Smash Bros. But they all have one thing in common -- they are the perfect type of games for the competitive players.
June 13, 2017
Read More


7 most gimmicky phones in history
When do features classify as gimmicks? Is it upon launch, when everyone dismisses them as such? Or maybe after a few years in which they fail to stick around? We here at PhoneArena are all for giving new features a chance before we say it's a useless gimmick, but there are some questionable elements to some phones in the past that have left us scratching our heads for long after they were discontinued.
June 7, 2017
Read More


7 ways to take control of Auto-correct on iPad and iPhone
Making covfefe great again
May 31, 2017
Read More


8 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em
Tired of losing business cards? With these apps, your smartphone can do the heavy lifting.
June 13, 2017
Read More


8 ways Samsung still manages to annoy us with the Galaxy S8
Don't get us wrong, the Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone we've ever used, but there are still a few things about it that drive us crazy.
May 3, 2017
Read More


9 augmented reality iPhone apps you should try
 
May 22, 2017
Read More


10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!
March 17, 2017
Read More


10 great Android features Google should steal from Samsung, LG and HTC
A few little changes could make a big difference.
June 13, 2017
Read More


10 things I'm excited about in iOS 11!
iOS 11 has a ton of awesome new features that were just announced at #WWDC2017. Here are some of the most exciting ones that are coming fall 2017!
June 6, 2017
Read More


10 tips to make your OnePlus 3 the best phone it can be
A more fulfilling OnePlus 3 experience is just a few steps away.
July 7, 2016
Read More


11 features and improvements we'd like to see in iOS 11
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is coming up next week and we are about to catch a glimpse all the new software updates and developments that the company has been up to. Naturally, it's still a bit of a mystery what exactly Apple is going to reveal, but Mac OS and iOS are a safe bet, and we might even catch a glimpse of new features for Watch OS.
May 31, 2017
Read More


15 reasons Apple leads the mobile enterprise
Surfing the waves of change
May 19, 2017
Read More


17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better
With so many features, where do you start?
May 1, 2017
Read More


26% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan on upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8
The most anticipated Apple iPhone in years is expected to be unveiled and released as soon as September. The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will reportedly launch with an edge-to-edge OLED display. That would make it the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel.
June 8, 2017
Read More


30+ beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC 10, and others
High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information -- as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.
May 25, 2017
Read More


30+ beautiful wallpapers in ultra-high resolutions, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, iPhone 7 Plus, and others
Whether you're a wallpaper junkie that needs a hit at least twice a week, or just interested in trying out something new one in a while, we've got you covered with our weekly collection of awesome, high resolution wallpapers. Whether you want to freshen up your smartphone or tablet, no matter the resolution of its display, you are likely going to find some images that suit your tastes and homescreen setup in here.
May 18, 2017
Read More


48hr Switch camera briefcase doubles as a backpack and messenger bag
Kickstarter-born leather goods company Temporary Forevers has launched a campaign to fund production of its new 48Hr Switch camera bag. Like the 48Hr Classic it introduced earlier this year, the Switch is a convertible backpack/briefcase/messenger bag with padded dividers suitable for camera gear storage.
December 21, 2016
Read More


128GB OnePlus 3T goes out of stock as OnePlus 5 teasers emerge
OnePlus shifts focus to its 2017 flagship.
May 9, 2017
Read More


2016 in review: the year in Android
Virtual reality, Google's Pixel phones, exploding Note7s, and everything else that made 2016 a year to remember.
December 30, 2016
Read More


5,000mAh Moto E4 Plus and Moto E4 might get announced on July 17
Curious when Motorola's next potential game-changer phones are coming out? Well, according to the latest rumors, Motorola's Moto E4 and most probably Moto E4 Plus are to be officially announced in a month and a half's time, on July 17, 2017.
May 29, 2017
Read More


10 million Android phones infected by all-powerful auto-rooting apps
First detected in November, Shedun/HummingBad infections are surging.
July 7, 2016
Read More


29.1 million Americans don't make purchases on their smartphones for some reason
VentureBeat turned up some interesting stats on smartphones' relevancy to online shopping. Although $140 billion worth of sales were entirely made on smartphones in 2016, a significant count of American consumers -- 29.1 million, to be exact, are yet to jump the gun and order something online completely through their mobile phone.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Misc. - A

A 5-inch iPhone model with vertical dual-camera could debut next fall
Not too long ago, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, but the rumours about the company's 2017 lineup have existed much before that. Analysts believe that the company might make big changes to its smartphone lineup, which will turn 10 next year.
December 27, 2016
Read More


A beginner's guide to your phone's health apps
How to use Google Fit or Apple Health.
June 15, 2017
Read More


A developer has created an unrooted Pixel Launcher with Google Now panel swipe
By now, it's well known that the Pixel Launcher, which debuted on the Android 7.1-powered Google Pixel phones, were exclusive to the handsets, and although third party launchers would later arrive for non Pixel devices, swiping right for Google now, as well as the animated search widget (shown below) wasn't possible for non Pixel phones.
June 13, 2017
Read More


A filmmaker installed security software on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
Steal my phone, find my phone
December 19, 2016
Read More


A first look at Android O's new features: Here's what arrived along with Developer Preview 2
Google's developer summit, I/O 2017, kicked off yesterday with an official two-hour keynote that had Sundar Pichai and other head honchos unveil tons of new features and functionalities that will grace Google's ecosystem later this year.
May 18, 2017
Read More


A larger version of Google's Pixel XL may be in your future
It's probably not going to be called the Pixel XXL, but wouldn't that be fun?
June 12, 2017
Read More


A literal double standard: iPhone memory demands
You've heard, of course, about the Apple double standard, where a different set of rules apply to Apple than every other company out there because.... well, because Apple, that's why.
July 7, 2016
Read More


A look inside the company that aims to overtake Apple and Samsung
Chances are you cannot even pronounce its name right: Huawei, a company that is almost unheard of in the United States, has quietly grown to become the world's third largest smartphone maker in 2016.
June 15, 2017
Read More


A new app called Boomerang will double-check awkward translations for you
When 'hit the hay' = 'beat the crop'
May 11, 2017
Read More


A new Apple invention could prevent us from overeating using RFID tags
The health-tracking capabilities are some of the most appealing features of the increasingly popular smart wearable devices, so no wonder that many of the mobile device vendors and manufacturers are also interested in this technology.
May 2, 2017
Read More


A note to all Galaxy S8 users: fast charging only works while the screen is off
These days, a smartphone having some sort of fast charging solution has become the norm, not the exception, so most people would be excused for forgetting about the feature. So this is a friendly reminder that the S8 features the exact same technology as its predecessors, the S6 and S7, did before it.
May 12, 2017
Read More


A relative unknown might be the first to bring a fingerprint sensor embedded under a display
The race to embed a fingerprint sensor under the glass of the front display of a smartphone has been fairly well documented over the course of the year. While Apple has been fairly mum about the subject, Samsung openly admitted that time ran out to include the technology on its recently released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, it appears that it might be neither of those companies that will bring the feature to the masses, but instead, a relative unknown.
June 16, 2017
Read More


A sting operation by the ACCC led to the lawsuit against Apple over "Error 53"
Apple seems to be in hot water again with the authorities. The tech giant has been a force to reckon with in the mobile space; however, the company is not immune to consequences as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown.
June 7, 2017
Read More


A wish list for the iPhone in 2017
Every iPhone gets a better camera, but Apple needs to reconsider iCloud storage, improve Family Sharing, and come up with a VR plan too.
December 30, 2016
Read More


A year after being unveiled, Galaxy J3 Pro launches in India... with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Just under twelve months ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy J3 Pro, a lower-mid-range handset with metal bodywork, which went on sale in China in June 2016. Now, almost a full year later, the device has finally gone on sale in India - and it's still shipping with a version of Android that was already over a year old when the handset was unveiled.
May 29, 2017
Read More


A year after the Error 53 fiasco, Apple is now making it easier to replace your iPhone's fingerprint sensor
Getting your broken iPhone repaired isn't exactly a fun experience -- going through the official channels means either hoping your local Genius Bar isn't overbooked (if you have one at all, that is), or sending your device for a mail-in repair, which can take a considerable amount of time as well. Of course there's always the option of going to an unlicensed service location, but doing often bears the risk of getting a sub-par repair job, or even an outright broken device.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Accessory maker Spigen claims Andy Rubin's Essential is infringing on its trademark
At this point you've probably heard of Essential, Andy Rubin's latest tech startup, right? If you haven't, here's the gist of it: there's a new player in the smartphone, smart home, and accessory game, and it's one that isn't afraid to put some new ideas on the table right from the start. And, in fact, the company itself is surprisingly new as well -- the first news about it started flying just this January.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Acer admits defeat, gives up selling smartphones in India
India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, thanks to falling prices, and wider availability of 3G and 4G mobile networks. But the rise in demand for new handsets has resulted in a rush of manufacturers flocking to India to grab a piece of the pie, and that intense competition has now taken its toll on one device-maker.
December 21, 2016
Read More


ACLU says demanding US citizens unlock phones at the border is unconstitutional
After artist Aaron Gach was detained in February
May 4, 2017
Read More


Actions on Google is coming to Android and iOS, support for transactions included
Actions on Google is only available on Home devices for the time being, but that's about to change, the search giant confirmed during its I/O conference.
May 18, 2017
Read More

or Watch Video

Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it's no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.
May 24, 2017
Read More


After failing to strike a new deal, Nokia is suing Apple for patent infringement
Could the former phone giant be turning into a patent troll?
December 21, 2016
Read More


AGs: Ringless Robocalls Are Still Robocalls, Shouldn't Be Allowed
The Republican National Committee and the lobbyists at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce might think that "ringless" robocalls -- automated, prerecorded phone calls that go straight to voicemail -- are just fine, but the top legal advisors in several states believe the opposite. Now they're urging the Federal Communications Commission to oppose a petition that would allow telemarketers to use them.
June 5, 2017
Read More


AI smut-finder is now an Android app
Melondream devs seek investors
May 18, 2017
Read More


Alcatel Idol 4S coming to Europe in June as the Pro
Keeping true to its word, Alcatel is indeed bringing its Windows 10 Mobile toting Idol to Europe, but we'll have to wait until June, and it won't be the Idol 4S with Windows 10. Well, it will, but it'll be called the Idol 4 Pro for the European market instead.
February 27, 2017
Read More


Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship now available for $273 unlocked, including VR headset
Last November, T-Mobile launched the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10, a flagship-class Windows phone priced at $469 - far less than HP's top-of-the-line Elite x3. The Alcatel device was also the first Windows 10 Mobile device to include virtual reality support, shipping with its own VR headset.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Alleged iPhone 8 case renders show off vertical camera setup, no home button
Leaks of the upcoming iPhone 8 are becoming something of an everyday occurrence now, and from what we've seen so far, Apple seems to have already settled on a design: a 5.2-inch device with no physical front button and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back. And like it or not, a couple of new alleged renders of the device shows exactly that, but this time with protective cases wrapped around its frame.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 front panel revealed in video
The Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, literally. The company's flagship smartphone is expected to go official in late summer, slightly ahead of IFA 2017 tech exhibition.
May 25, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Algoriddim's new Djay Pro for iPhone helps Spotify DJs literally feel the music
Scratch, scrub, and cross-fade with this new iOS app for pro-sumer DJs.
December 21, 2016
Read More


All of Microsoft's unlocked Lumia Windows 10 Mobile phones are now sold out on its US store
Earlier this month, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of all Lumia Windows 10 Mobile devices in the UK. Three of those handsets were unveiled a year ago, but the newest - the Lumia 650 - launched in February 2016.
December 27, 2016
Read More


All phones sold in Canada will be unlocked starting December 1
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
Read More


All the things I absolutely LOVE about Things 3, and a few things I don't
Things was already a great to-do app, and now it's better than ever, if that's even possible.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Alleged Nokia 9 gets benchmarked, performing on-par with other flagships
We've already seen some leaked photos that allegedly showed us the Nokia 9, encased in a "black box' that was hiding most of its design. However, what we didn't know is how the handset will actually perform.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Alleged Nokia 9 prototype with Snapdragon 835 scores big on Geekbench
An unannounced Nokia-branded smartphone, alleged to be the Nokia 9 made its first appearance in a leak yesterday. And now the device has also appeared in a Geekbench listing , it even managed to get a better score than some of the latest Android smartphones from other manufacturers.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Allo adds three more features that probably won't be enough to make you use it
Google keeps on trying, but nobody seems to be buying.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Allo update brings chat backups, incognito mode for groups, link previews
Google is updating Allo with a flurry of new features, including chat backups, incognito mode for groups, and link previews, as it continues working toward the release of a desktop client.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Allo's next trick: Turning your selfies into emoji
The new features takes advantage of Google's machine learning abilities to make a set of stickers based on your face.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Almost all iPhone users will buy another iPhone, says survey
A study shows that Apple holds a 92 percent retention rates among iPhone users, compared to Samsung's 77 percent.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app
Using stickers to decorate your photos is a common feature found in social apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. But today, stickers have started showing up in a more surprising place: Amazon's mobile app. Following a recent update, Amazon has added support for stickers within its iOS app's camera feed -- the feature that allows you to search for products on its site by viewing real-world objects through your phone's camera.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Amazon is reportedly returning to the smartphone market with new 'Ice' phones
Amazon released its first - and so far, only - smartphone in July 2014, but it wasn't exactly the big hit the company was hoping for. Estimates suggested that Amazon had sold just 35,000 of its Fire Phones across the United States in its first three weeks of availability, and it didn't take long for the firm to slash prices in an effort to shift some of its stocks.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Amazon launches FreeTime for Android smartphones and tablets
First launched in 2012, Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited is a monthly subscription service that hosts a massive library of kid-friendly content, including books, TV shows, movies, games and apps. Up until now, the service was available only on Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, and the Fire TVs, but Amazon changed this today by launching the FreeTime app on Google Play.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Amazon reportedly working on an 'Ice' smartphone lineup with Play Store access
Amazon is planning to launch a $100 "Ice" smartphone in India later this year.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Amazon reportedly working on proper Android 'Ice' smartphones with Google's apps
Fire and Ice?
June 5, 2017
Read More


An alleged presentation slide shows where the next iPhone will have its Touch ID sensor
Over the course of the past month, the news about Apple's next handset has been steadily leaking onto the internet. While previous years have offered up a fairly consistent batch of rumors, this year has been a bit different. The issue stems from the display, which is rumored to be expanding and will leave the current Touch ID sensor without a home. Every week we have been hearing a new piece of information that either places the sensor on the rear or under the display on the front of the device.
June 16, 2017
Read More


An exhaustive list of 'OK, Google' commands is exactly what we don't want
OK-Google.io is an excellent site for getting a feel for what you can ask your phone to do. But it's also something that Google likely wants to make irrelevant.
July 7, 2016
Read More


An expired domain may have exposed millions of older Samsung phones to hackers
Everyone can make a silly mistake, but when such a mistake is made by someone in a company like Samsung, it could affect many people and even expose them to danger.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5's price, a dubious poster shows the phone's release date
So, the OnePlus 5 is coming. We don't know when exactly, but seeing how the company's "guerilla marketing" campaign is churning teasers left and right, we are guessing an unveiling should be pretty soon. As usual, it's expected that the "flagship killer" will have top-notch hardware at an aggressive price point. But how much, exactly?
June 1, 2017
Read More


Analyst: Apple to ship over 40 million iPhones this quarter due to strong interest
Times are good for Cupertino, as Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri believes Apple is going to have a big quarter, shipping as many as 41.5 million iPhones. Not only is this an indicator for strong retailer demand of Apple's most financially important product, it would also mark an increase of over one million units shipped from the same quarter last year.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 finally starts rolling out to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony announced its upgrade path to Nougat for eligible devices six and a half months ago, and among those planned to get the upgrade was the Xperia XA Ultra. Now, Android 7.0 has finally arrived for the handset.
June 16, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Android 7.0 is now available for the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge via Smart Switch
The phone that time (and Samsung) forgot finally gets a Nougat update.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to Galaxy Note5 in Europe with March security patches
Two and a half months ago, Samsung began its Android 7.0 rollout for the Galaxy Note5, starting in Turkey. The update quickly made its way to the handset in India, before expanding to all major US carriers in the weeks that followed.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat beta expected to be available for Xiaomi Mi MIX 'quite soon'
In October, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX, a 'concept' device with a striking design featuring ultra-thin bezels, and a 6.4-inch display that extends into the curved corners of the handset. the device went on sale in limited numbers, and it took just ten seconds to completely sell out of its launch stock, although more stock has since been made available.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z in Canada
Yummy Nougat comes to the Great White North.
December 20, 2016
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat is finally coming to Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Samsung began upgrading its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 three months ago, and wasted little time in making the update available in numerous markets. Sprint was the first major US carrier to bring Nougat to the two devices in April, followed soon after by Verizon and AT&T.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat is finally rolling out to the unlocked LG G5 in the US
Google has been working on its next big update to Android for months, but many manufacturers still haven't upgraded their devices to the last major version of Android. Google released Android 7.0 Nougat almost nine months ago.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Earlier this week, T-Mobile revealed that it would soon begin upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung originally released the update for those devices three months ago, and Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all upgraded the two handsets several weeks ago.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) in India
At the beginning of May, Google's official figures revealed that Android 7.0 was running on 6.6% of active Android devices, over eight months after its original release. the Nougat rollout has been as long and slow as those of earlier Android versions, and many manufacturers still haven't brought the update to large numbers of their devices.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 starts arriving in Europe
The Galaxy Note 5 is the latest Note series smartphone available on the market, and one of the devices that Samsung has decided to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, this is only the third Samsung smartphone to receive the update after the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 (and all their variations).
May 30, 2017
Read More


Android 7.0 rolls out to Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in the US, and to Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 on T-Mobile
Android O will begin rolling out roughly two months from now, but many manufacturers still haven't upgraded all of their eligible devices to Nougat, which Google released in August 2016. Google's latest official figures show that Android 7.0 has so far made its way to just 8.9% of devices after nine months of availability.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 9 on T-Mobile
Earlier this month, Google released Android 7.1.1, the latest version of its ubiquitous operating system. the rollout began - as it generally does - with its own family of Nexus and Pixel devices, along with the General Mobile 4G, an Android One handset.
December 20, 2016
Read More


Android apps every Windows Mobile convert should install right away
It's all about the apps, right? If you've just jumped from Windows Mobile to Android, these are the first apps you should download.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Android apps punched out by Judy malware
More than 36 million users feared infected
May 30, 2017
Read More


Android apps will unlock the full potential of Chromebooks
The challenge for Google will be to get developers on board.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Android Auto finally gets Waze integration--in beta, at least
One year later, Google's other navigation app comes to its in-car interface.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Android Central downloads
We've got a bunch of great ways to keep up with the latest from Android Central on your smartphone, tablet or computer -- above and beyond visiting a web page in a browser.
Provides Products
Read More


Android creator Andy Rubin reveals modular Essential phone with dual-camera
After a prolonged period of teasers and speculation, Android creator Andy Rubin's new company Essential has released its first smartphone. The new brand's debut model is an uncompromising high-end device, with premium components and materials all around. The Essential's body is made of titanium and ceramic and the front is almost entirely covered by a 5.71" QHD edge-to-edge display with a 19:10 aspect ratio.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Android Creator Unveils Ceramic Smartphone, Home Control Device
Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Android execs get technical talking updates, Project Treble, Linux, and more
Q&A: We talk details with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.
May 31, 2017
Read More


'Android Excellence' highlights the Play Store's best apps and games
Google's new Android Excellence category tells you what you should download from the Play Store, and what developers should emulate.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Android Excellence is Google's answer to the new iOS 11 App Store
The digital distribution services of Android and iOS are set to receive some important updates in 2017. Earlier this month, Apple kicked things off by announcing a major redesign of its App Store coming with iOS 11 in September, and it looks like Google isn't planning on idling about either.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Android gets patches for critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers
The Android security bulletin for May covered fixes for over 100 vulnerabilities.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones
There are 2 billion Android devices currently in use around the world. Google is now thinking about the next 2 billion devices. In order to do this, Google has a new project called Android Go. It's a lightweight version of the upcoming version of Android (Android O) with optimized apps and Play Store.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android Go is perfect for your burner phone
Go could help make Android bearable on the phone you give your kid, your overseas friends or throw in the car for emergencies.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android Go is the smartest thing Google can do to win the next billion smartphone users
Android Go isn't a big deal, and that makes it an incredibly powerful and meaningful change for Android users everywhere.
May 19, 2017
Read More


'Android Go' will strip Android down for ultra-low-budget phones
Android Go extends and continues past efforts to reduce resource usage.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android Instant Apps are now available to all developers
After a year of incubation, Android Instant Apps are finally ready for the world. Originally announced at last year's Google I/O, Instant Apps are a way for developers to offer a lightweight version of their Android app without requiring a visit to the Play Store.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android is now installed on over 2 billion monthly active devices
Google is hosting its I/O developer conference this week, where it will outline its plans for many of its products, including Android, Chrome OS, Daydream, and more. Today, the company kicked off the event with an opening keynote hosted by its CEO, Sundar Pichai.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Android makes further inroads in forthcoming Audi and Volvo vehicles
After having announced the introduction of Skype for Business in its 90 Series vehicles, Volvo this week revealed new partnerships with Google and Audi that will see Android 7.0 Nougat become the basis of the automakers' infotainment systems.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Android Nougat finally rolls out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
T-Mobile was the only carrier left yet to update the Galaxy S6 edge+ to Nougat 7.0 after rolling it out for the Note5 last week, something Sprint, AT&T and Verizon elected to update together during the first half of April. the update comes in at 1,378mb and bumps the firmware version up to G928TUVU4EQC6, it also includes the March security update.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Android Pay is ready for all your New Taiwan dollars
Google brings Android Pay to Taiwan. Now you can pay for all that coffin bread with your phone.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Android O confirmed for release "in late summer"
Breaking news from Google I/O. Dave Burke, Vice President of Android's engineering department just confirmed an official release ETA for Android O. Apparently the new version of Android will exit its beta stage "in late summer", merely two months after Google released an early look developer preview for the software.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap
The rumor also points to picture-in-picture and smart text selection.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Android O Dev Preview 2 won't land until mid-May, with final release in Q3
Google is increasingly transparent about its software releases.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O Developer Preview 2 Released, Android Go Announced
To no surprise, there's plenty of Android news at Google's I/O 2017 conference that kicked off today.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android O Developer Preview is now available - and these are the devices that support it
Today, Google announced Android O, the newest version of its OS, revealing key details about what to expect when it officially launches later this year. Coinciding with today's announcement, it's also released its first Developer Preview, offering those who create software for the platform an early glimpse of what to expect in the coming months.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O Developer Preview now available for download
Android famously uses a weird naming convention for its operating system releases. Google moves alphabetically, matching the letter to a dessert food item, such as candy, cookies, and such. the next version will be the letter "O," but we do not yet know which food item name the search giant will choose. Could it go with Oreo Cookie? There is precedent of Google going with a branded food -- Kit Kat.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O Developer Preview now available to download
Google today launched an Android O Developer Preview - the very first Android O release that's publicly available to download. Before you get too excited, please note that this release is aimed at developers, and Google cautions us that it's "not intended for daily or consumer use." as pretty much any developer preview software, this one's packing a bevy of bugs, and comes with "various stability and performance issues."
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O is coming in Q3, but it will be available in the beta Program in May
Today, Google announced the next major iteration of Android, and as usual, the company isn't telling us the name; instead, it's only known as Android O. the update will include picture-in-picture (PIP) support, adaptive icons, keyboard navigation, notification channels, and more.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O is coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T
Last year's phones are being updated to this year's OS.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Android O is shaping up to be exactly what Android needs
Today's Google I/O presentation was as wide-ranging as the company's various ventures into future technology, though the biggest cheers of excitement were inevitably reserved for Android. I just got my first taste of Google's next iteration, codenamed Android O, and it looks like it's targeting exactly the areas where Google's mobile OS needed improvement.
May 17, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster
Google is once again trying to solve the problem of slow Android updates, and this time, the company says it has a solution that'll make it "easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers' to update their phones to new versions of Android.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Android O is version 8.0, but we still don't know its name
This is a full point release in terms of features and importance.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Android O isn't available in the Android beta Program yet, will likely join in mid-May
Everyone with a Pixel or modern Nexus will get their opportunity to use Android O soon.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O may get support for custom themes in the final release
The final release of Android O may bring about a feature that's long been a staple of custom ROMs and a favorite among modders -- support for custom themes. Seeing as how this has been one of the major incentives to get your phone rooted in the past, it only makes sense that Google finally implements this functionality into Android.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Android O new features overview: picture-in-picture, notification dots, better copy-paste and more
The next version of Android, codenamed Android O, will come with a bunch of exciting new features that will bring improvements in the fluidity of the experience, as well as key areas such as battery life, faster start-up times and more, and Google just demonstrated a few of those at its 2017 Google I/O conference.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android O promises big improvements for boot time, app performance, and device battery life
Today, at its I/O developer conference, Google revealed that over two billion monthly active phones and tablets are now running Android. The company also announced a new optimized SKU of the OS, known as Android Go, for low-cost devices with the most modest specs, including as little as 512MB of RAM.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android O settings search gets a makeover, much more useful now
You can now get more context when you search in the settings menu in Android O. The new settings search option returns more context as it shows you what each result relates to and it also recognizes apps, so that you can type things like 'Facebook' to go directly to the app settings.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Android O update expected in August; likely the last major OS update for Nexus 5X and 6P
In March, Google announced Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous operating system, and outlined plans to begin the update's rollout sometime in the third quarter of this year. Last month, at its I/O developer conference, Google launched the Android O Beta Program for supported devices.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Android O wants to make your phone twice as fast
If you're hoping for a ton of crazy features that make the OS look and feel completely different, it's time to temper your expectations. Like Android 7.0 Nougat, Android O focuses mostly on the nuts and bolts of making the software work better, faster and save battery.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Android O will work better on Chromebooks, thanks to improved keyboard support
Part of Google's upcoming Android O release is a new and improved model for keyboard navigation, which will make using Android apps on a Chromebook a little less frustrating. as it stands today, a majority of Android apps are designed with only touchscreen navigation in mind
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android O: all the new features
Google jus unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called "Android O" and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. is it Oreo? is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.
March 21, 2017
Read More


Android Pay adds support for 71 more banks and merchants
Android Pay keeps growing its network of supported institutions. the mobile payment system added as many as 71 new places where you can carry out Android Pay transactions. the complete list of new additions is available at the end of the article.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Android Pay coming to Canada, Spain, Brazil and others, debuts peer-to-peer payments
Android Pay is expanding to new markets, and expanding its U.S. capabilities.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Android Pay now lets you pay with a PayPal account
The latest software update adds PayPal integration so that you can tap and swipe with your account as if it were cold, hard cash.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Android Pay is finally available in Canada, several banks are on board
Well, it's about darn time.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Android Pay to expand to new markets, add improved loyalty card features
Yesterday at Google's developer conference I/O, the company announced upgrades to its Payment API that will make it easier for end users to switch between their multiple payment cards when checking out on the mobile web, or paying for things in apps -- even if those cards were not saved in Android Pay.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know
Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Android Studio Tutorial: An Introduction
Android is one of the most popular mobile device platforms. the Android platform allows developers to write managed code using Java (http://www.developer.com/java) to manage and control the Android device. Android Studio is a popular IDE developed by Google for developing applications that are targeted at the Android platform. Note that Android Studio has replaced Eclipse as the IDE of choice for developing Android applications. this article presents a discussion on how to get started using the Android Studio for developing Android applications.
December 20, 2016
Read More


Android Things Developer Preview 4 adds full support for Google Assistant
The new update also features support for more development platform and a few other minor tweaks.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Android usage: 7.1 Nougat is on just 0.6% of devices after seven months
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of Android. The data was collected during a 7-day period that ended on June 5, and it only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so to be clear, it does not include AOSP devices.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Android versus BlackBerry Round 2: The battle of car operating systems
BlackBerry has a pretty decent market share. When was the last time you heard that sentence? If you're talking about smartphone competition, it's been a while. In the world of in-vehicle operating systems, however, a new story is beginning to unfold.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Android-x86 Project - Run Android on your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". the original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community.
Provides Products
Read More


Android's native Clock app to get some timely changes to its look in Android O
Android O is already on the third Developer Preview, and one of the native apps that is getting some work done on it is the Clock app. Let's start with the icon. Gone is the image of a clock with a purple background divided into three separate sections by the hour, minute and second hands. Instead, the clock will have a more vibrant blue color, and the dark shadowing from 2 to 6 has been eliminated. The second hand is now red, and the whole look is brighter and cleaner, especially with the shadowing removed from the clock's hands.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home
Andy Rubin is an excellent sharer. The longtime inventor, founder of Android, and current CEO of two companies--tech incubator Playground and gadget maker Essential--believes strongly that the best way to invent the future is to do it together.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin wants to disrupt the Apple-Samsung 'duopoly'
The father of Android hopes to use his new startup Essential to inject some new innovation into phones.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin's $699 Essential Phone is finally here and it's weird
The Essential boasts a 360-degree camera and a nearly bezel-less screen, and supports modular accessories--but a headphone dongle is required.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin's Essential has reportedly raised $300 million
Hype hasn't been an issue for Andy Rubin's new hardware startup, Essential. Speculation has been circling the Android founder's next move since he unceremoniously parted ways with Google.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin's Essential is looking into smart glasses with built-in camera
New patent filing shows a Google Glass successor
June 1, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin's Essential phone announces carrier availability and it's... Sprint
Andy Rubin's smartphone startup signs a deal with the smallest of the big four carriers.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin's new Essential Phone has a nearly bezel-less display and modular accessories
After months of rumors and teases, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has announced the Essential Phone. In fact, Rubin called out the very OS that he created, saying the following:
May 30, 2017
Read More


Andy Rubin, Founder of Android, Reveals Stunning 'Essential Phone'
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled his first phone -- and it's set to make a real impact at the very top of the industry.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Another OnePlus 5 teaser confirms the name of the flagship killer and release timeframe
OnePlus has just published yet another teaser for its upcoming flagship smartphone. the teaser reveals two pieces of information like the name of the phone and the release timeframe.
May 8, 2017
Read More


AOL/Verizon launch their new Alto email client for Android and iOS
This morning, AOL/Verizon launched a new email client for iOS and Android called Alto Mail. The app allows you to see email from all of your accounts in one place. For example, email you receive on your AOL, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Office365, iCloud and Exchange accounts will be easily found on Alto Mail. Alto will divide your mail automatically into different categories; this allows you to scroll through lists of attachments and images, and you can easily find messages that came from people on your contacts list.
May 25, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Apex Launcher is back and better than ever, but you should wait a while before switching
Apex Launcher isn't back just yet, but that hasn't stopped people from saying that it is.
May 12, 2017
Read More


App Analytics: Everything you need to know!
What exactly are App Analytics? Here's everything you need to know!
May 4, 2017
Read More


App Store listing suggests iOS 11 will finally let users access the file system
Apple's WWDC 2017 is just a few hours from now, and the company is, presumably, doing some last-minute preparations for what we expect to be several big announcements. As evidence, we present the short-lived (for now) listing of an Apple-made iOS app called "Files".
June 5, 2017
Read More


App Tour: Clip Layer for Android from Microsoft Garage
Clip Layer is another Microsoft Garage experiment that was developed to fill a gap in the Android mobile operating system.
December 19, 2016
Read More


App uses smartphone compass to stop voice hacking
Study describes how app, soon to be available, will help thwart growing cybersecurity threat
June 5, 2017
Read More


Appeals Court Resurrects Federal Government's Lawsuit Over AT&T's Old "Unlimited' Plans
The years-long dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and AT&T over the wireless company's old "unlimited' data plans is still not dead. a federal appeals court has zapped new life into the lawsuit, meaning there's still hope that AT&T users who saw their data throttled despite having unlimited data plans may someday get justice.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Apple ad hints that its Portrait mode is so good it will save your family business
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. But in a tongue-in-cheek new Apple ad, a picture turns out to be worth hundreds of new customers, thanks to the iPhone 7's Portrait mode. the minute-long spot features a quiet family barbershop that sees its business boom after posting photos of its clients and their sleek new haircuts in the window.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Apple and Nokia are fighting about patents again
A tale almost as old as the smartphone
December 21, 2016
Read More


Apple anniversary iPhone may sport curved glass, report says
What's in store from Apple this September? An iPhone spectacular, apparently.
April 18, 2017
Read More


Apple answers iPhone storage woes with smaller photos, videos
HEVC and HEIF compression mean more space on your iPhone's drive.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because
In a new campaign, Cupertino claims it takes nothing to come over to its side. It also says there are many reasons to do it, like your music sounding better.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple beats Samsung to top holiday phone activations
Consumers activated twice as many iPhones during the holidays as rival Samsung, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Apple breaks its own record, is worth over $776 billion
This makes Apple the most valuable publicly traded company in the leadup to this year's big iPhone reveal.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Apple dives into augmented reality with new developer kit
The iPhone maker finally enters the AR fray, alongside rivals like Facebook and Google, with ARKit.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Apple earnings: Everyone's expecting a boring, normal report
Will Tim Cook say anything new about the future?
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases
Never settle for a broken screen again
March 17, 2017
Read More


Apple Fights Bill That Could Make Fixing iPhone Easier, Cheaper
When iPhones first came on the market, customers could only get their devices fixed at an actual Apple store. Now that the phones have become ubiquitous, phone repair store have popped up on nearly every block and in every mall, providing owners with a plethora of options and prices when it comes to seeking repairs for their devices.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple gets philosophical in its new video about Liam, the iPhone-disassembling robot
Apple has created a new entry in its series of animated environmental videos, this one focusing on L.I.A.M. (Liberate iPhone Auto-disassembly Machine), the custom robot that Apple created to perfectly disassemble iPhones. The video talks about not only how L.I.A.M. takes iPhones apart, but what Apple does with the parts once they have them.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Apple given favorable treatment on tax? No way, insists Ireland
European Commission accused of "selectively" targeting Apple–according to Apple.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Apple grabs a whopping 83% of global mobile profits for Q1 2017, Samsung in second place with 13%
When it comes to making money on the smartphone market, Apple is second to none. A new report from research firm Strategy Analytics indicates that Cupertino has accounted for 83.4% of the combined operating profits of the global smartphone market for Q1 2017, a 3.6% increase compared to the same period for last year. This translates to financial gains of about $10.1 billion.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Apple granted patents for bezel-free display and in-screen Touch ID button
Ok, folks, we might actually be onto something quite certain about the next iPhone -- it's not the name, we don't know for sure that it's going to be iPhone 8. it's more exciting than that!
May 16, 2017
Read More


Apple has launched worldwide 'Today at Apple' classes
Back in April, Apple announced that it would start offering "Today at Apple" classes at every one of its 495 stores, worldwide, according to MacRumors. Starting today, you can sign up for sessions on Apple's site, which cover everything from coding to how to draw to music to photography and more.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Apple has paid out $70 billion to developers since the launch of the App Store
July 10th, 2008 was a very important date in smartphone history. On that date, Apple launched the App Store and things were never the same. Currently, the App Store is available in 155 different countries. Speaking of the App Store, Apple announced today that since day one, it has paid out more than $70 billion to app developers whom receive 70% of the revenue received generated by their paid apps. Apple keeps the remaining 30%.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Apple has tried making a titanium iPhone, but failed; Essential made one, but it is "not for everybody"
The Essential Phone has just gone official, and it's a lush concoction: it ditches the common aluminum in favor of a more premium, titanium frame, it swaps the glass back for ceramic, and it is packed with the most powerful hardware out there and a novel magnetic modular system. And it's not yet ready. You can reserve the phone for $700, but there is no release date just yet.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Apple in Q2: Sold fewer iPhones than last year, but also made more money
Apple didn't set the world on fire with its $52.9 billion quarter, but it's still doing just fine.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple insists Beats headphone explosion is not their fault, victim won't be compensated
In February of this year a woman on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne suffered from burns to her face and ears after her Beats headphones exploded as she wore them while nodding off to sleep.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple introduces Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11
There are lots of new features in iOS 11 that will make the operating system more usable on iPhones and iPads. Apple has not previewed all of them at WWDC 2017 though, with one of the lesser-known additions being Wi-Fi sharing.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, iPhone 8 rumor round-up: design, specs, features, price, release date
In 2017, we are expecting Apple to announce its next batch of iPhones. If logic is anything to go by, and it usually is, these will most probably be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Even if that's not what Apple ends up calling these, it's certain that the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones are going to get succeeded by excellent devices.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Apple iPhone 8 dimensions leak along with new renders
According to the latest leak about the tenth-anniversary edition Apple iPhone, the model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8 will feature dimensions of 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm. To put these numbers in perspective, the Apple iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Apple iPhone 8 suppliers are reportedly ramping up production early
A new report published today says that circuit board manufacturers will start to work on components for the Apple iPhone 8 as soon as next month. that would be a month earlier than most analysts expected. Taipei's Economic Daily News names Kinsus Interconnect and Zhen Ding as two companies that will be starting work in June on their contributions to the tenth anniversary edition of the iPhone.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Apple iPhone SE (2017) rumor round-up: design, specs, features, and expectations
It's been more than a year since Apple paid some serious attention to the compact smartphone segment it once ruled. It did that by releasing the iPhone SE - a 4" device that combined the iPhone 6s' hardware prowess inside an iPhone 5s' body. this recipe turned out successful - the iPhone SE still remains one of the best ultra-compact phones you can buy.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple iPhone SE review:
Still great, one year later
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple is launching the iOS 10 public beta today
You can become an iPhone software guinea pig by signing up for Apple's public beta program.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Apple is lobbying to kill bill that would make it easier for normal people to repair iPhones
A new "Fair Repair Act" bill could make phones and iPhones in particular much easier to repair for normal people, but interestingly, rather than being met with support from Apple, the bill has seen the company oppose it and now evidence has showed up that Apple is investing money to lobby against the bill.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Apple is overhauling hundreds of stores to try to create the 'modern-day town square'
Angela Ahrendts puts her stamp on the Apple Store.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Apple likely to cap memory in next iPhones due to DRAM price hikes
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
Read More


Apple makes $200 million investment in Corning with Advanced Manufacturing Fund
Apple has announced that it will be investing $200 million in Corning, the company behind the glass used in iPhone screens, from its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple says that the investment will focus on Corning's facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Apple Maps now lets you browse the new Apple Park campus in all its 3D glory
You've gotta check out these detailed 3D renderings of the new Apple Park campus that the company just added to Apple Maps!
May 29, 2017
Read More


Apple Maps transit directions -- Which cities have them?
Transit directions have come to Apple Maps, but have they come to you?
May 15, 2017
Read More


Apple may have given us a sneak peek at the iPhone 8's virtual home button design
We all know the iPhone 8 is coming this Fall, and we all know it's going to have some sort of futuristic all-screen front design, but what we still don't know is exactly how Apple is going to solve the Home button problem: that is, how it's going to look, how it's going to work -- all of that remains a mystery for now.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Apple misses the mark, sells 50.8 million iPhone units in fiscal Q2 versus expectations of 52 million
Apple reported its fiscal second quarter earnings this afternoon. the tech titan said that it fell short of Wall Street expectations pertaining to iPhone sales. with analysts expecting about 52 million iPhone handsets to have been rung up in the three months ended in March, Apple said that 50.8 million units were actually sold. CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that the company is noticing "a delay in purchasing behavior."
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple Music starts charging for its three-month trial in select markets
Apple has made a change to Apple Music's pricing in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland. Those trying to sign up for the three-month trial on iOS or Android in those countries will be charged .99 cents in Australia, .99 € in Spain and .99 Fr. in Switzerland.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple News hired its first ever Editor-in-Chief
Apple News is the default news aggregation app on iOS since the launch of iOS 9 in the summer of 2015. And currently, that's all it is. It doesn't generate its own original content, but relies on its partners, such as the CNN, Huffington Post, The New York Times and BuzzFeed, to provide stories for its users.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Apple News to bring New York Magazine's Lauren Kern on board as first editor-in-chief
Apple has reportedly named the first editor-in-chief for Apple News. Lauren Kern, Executive Editor for New York Magazine, has apparently been selected for the role.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Apple no longer an innovative company, says Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson
If you've ever read Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs' biography, chances are it was written by none other than Walter Isaacson, the official biographer of the late entrepreneur. Currently serving as a President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Isaacson is a person that has spent a long time alongside Jobs and has a great insight into Apple's inner workings.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple now has a how-to guide for iPhone camera users
Apple's videos and tips suggest that hidden camera features aren't always instantly intuitive.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple officially starts manufacturing iPhone SE in India
For a while now, we've been hearing that Apple is dead-set on opening a manufacturing plant in India, where it would assemble some of its cheaper handset models -- the iPhone SE and the older iPhone 6s.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Apple patented glow-in-the-dark cables for iPhones because we do deserve nice things
After spending long years in the consumer electronics business, Apple has figured out another bullet point of customer dissatisfaction. Dealing with cables and connectors inside a dark room is anything but a smooth process. with so much fidgeting involved, it desperately calls for innovation. Going by a newly published patent, Apple engineers are trying to solve this by illuminating connectors' ends. Thus, in addition to looking rad in the dark, the invention will also provide status information.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple Pay adds over 20 U.S. banks to its support list and debuts with Australia's HSBC
After Apple Pay's launch in 2014, the Cupertino-based giant Apple continues to expand the platform's global reach by steadily adding more financial institutions to the list of those that officially support the contactless payment service. as MacRumors reports, this list now includes 22 new banks in the U.S, and Apple Pay also makes its debut with the Australian bank HSBC, supporting both MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Apple Pay now supports higher value transactions at most UK contactless tills
If the UK's £30 contactless payment limit was holding back greater adoption of Apple's biometric contactless payment tech, Apple Pay, the company should expect to see uplift in usage as it believes that a majority of UK contactless POS now supports limitless transactions.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple put together a bunch of bite-sized iPhone camera lessons
Apple's trying something a little different on its YouTube account today: rather than putting up more ads about how great the iPhone's camera is, it's published a series of short tutorials on how to actually use the camera.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple Putting Screen-Replacing Robots In Some Best Buy Stores
Smartphones are great, sure. But the problem with your modern smartphone is that the outside is made of glass -- and humans are, well, kind of klutzes, by and large. So cracked screens happen. A lot. Now, Apple is making it easier for iPhone owners to get their screens properly repaired -- but it's also a tactic to help the company avoid laws requiring them to let you fix your own phone.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone's 10th Anniversary
Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
April 18, 2017
Read More


Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and macOS 10.12.5
Start the week by updating your Apple devices.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Apple releases iTunes 12.6.1 with some minor improvements
Alongside its updates for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple has also released a minor update for iTunes in the form of iTunes 12.6.1 both for macOS and Windows. According to Apple's update notes, the release features "minor app and performance improvements".
May 15, 2017
Read More


Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
The iPhone-maker has called images of the meme, a symbol for the alt-right, examples of "objectionable content."
June 9, 2017
Read More


Apple reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip for the iPhone
It might be called the Apple Neural Engine
May 26, 2017
Read More


Apple reportedly plans to perform 5G internet tests in Cupertino
Testing millimeter wave technology for the iPhone
May 23, 2017
Read More


Apple Revamps IPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features
Apple Inc. took the wraps off new iOS 11, the operating system that will power the next iPhone as well as current and some past iPhone models, previewing new augmented reality features and a redesigned App Store at the company's annual developers conference.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Apple rumored to work on 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual-cam
According to the Japanese blog Mac Okatara, Apple might introduce a new smartphone model in 2017 with a 5" display to slot in between the existing 4.7" and 5.5" variants. the report, which originates from a Taiwanese supplier, also says the new mid-size iPhone would use an iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera, albeit with a vertical lens alignment rather than a horizontal one.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Apple says iOS app developers earned $20 billion last year
Downloads are also up at the App Store, growing 70 percent in the past 12 months, according to the iPhone maker.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Apple slashes top-tier iCloud storage price in half
The last time when Apple revised its iCloud storage offerings was a week before the iPhone 7 launch event last September, when a new 2TB tier was introduced. Now, right after WWDC 2017, Cupertino cut the price of this option in half -- from $19.99 to $9.99 per month. Another change that was quietly made: the company has removed the 10-dollar 1TB storage tier.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter -- below expectations
Join us for live analysis of Apple's second-quarter earnings.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple sold fewer iPhones this quarter but made more per device
A telling sign for the iPhone 8
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls
Nokia is trying to 'compensate for its own failing cell phone business'
December 21, 2016
Read More


Apple supplier Foxconn said to be mulling Wisconsin plant
Taiwanese firm that assembles iPhones is reportedly considering opening a facility that could employ thousands of Wisconsin residents.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Apple suppliers accused of selling iPhone user data in China
Chinese authorities busted 20 workers for selling $7.36 million worth of data from Apple's internal servers.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Apple taps two Sony executives to lead its video content efforts
Apple is stepping up its original video content efforts, and has brought on a couple of Sony executives to help. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will lead worldwide video programming, reporting to Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"
Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says
A Japanese business newspaper predicts the cuts based on analysis of information from the tech giant's suppliers.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines
One of the concerns people expressed way back when the first iPhone launched was, "Aren't glass phones going to break?" Well, yeah they are. In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Apple to roll out iPhone screen fixing Horizon Machines to hundreds of third-party repair centers
One of the weak points of the iPhone -- like just about any other smartphone -- is the screen. All it takes is a fall onto a hard surface and you could find yourself in shatter city. Getting a replacement screen is simple enough, but if you head off to an Apple store you could find that you're in for a bit of a wait.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage
Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger -- and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Apple ups dividend by 10.5% and increases capital return program to $300B
Apple just reported earnings for the first quarter of 2017, which were mixed. the company beat on EPS but slightly missed on iPhone sales and overall revenue.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple will likely expand NFC features beyond Apple Pay with iOS 11
Tap-to-pair for Bluetooth speakers would be really neat
June 6, 2017
Read More


Apple will share its secret iPhone screen-repair machines
Four hundred authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries are reportedly slated to get Apple's proprietary Horizon Machines.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Apple's Android upgrade jabs don't tell the whole story
A friendly reminder about Apple's annual Android put-down -- and why you may want to take those pretty pie charts with a hefty grain of salt.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Apple's bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year
This year was an interesting one for Apple – but not necessarily in a good way. iPhones aren't selling the way they used to, the Apple watch isn't a big hit and Alphabet is emerging as a bigger and formidable competitor. and that has Wall Street asking some serious questions about Apple's future.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Apple's Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform
Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple's Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed "Business Chat," which will be able to operate across platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Apple's desperate attempt to make iPhone 7 Plus exciting
In a new Apple ad, we're in a flagging new Orleans barbershop. Until, that is, someone has a brilliant idea.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Apple's earnings show modest growth, but iPhone sales are flat
A return to form after a downturn
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple's iOS 11 will make it harder to log into apps using Facebook or Twitter
Because of new restrictions on social accounts
June 5, 2017
Read More


Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul
As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Apple's iPhone 6s is the most popular smartphone in the world
Apple may not sell as many smartphones as Samsung, but its iPhones consistently rank at the top of the sales charts, typically edging their Galaxy S rivals by a healthy margin. So, it should not come as a surprise that it is an iPhone that is the most popular smartphone in the world as well.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim
Apple's smartphones are the biggest-selling, most-used devices in the sector, analysts claim
May 10, 2017
Read More


Apple's iPhone unit sales take a surprising fall
The tech giant's revenue rises, though, because of "robust" demand for the pricier iPhone 7 Plus.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store
Apple's giving no ground to Spotify.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Apple's latest ad for the iPhone 7 Plus "focuses" on Portrait Mode
Apple has released the latest ad for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and once again it focuses on the Portrait Mode available with the dual-camera setup. this allows you to use the depth of field information gleaned from the two cameras on back to create a professional looking blur. the commercial is titled "The City," and no doubt you will soon see this spot played during your favorite shows like Married at First Sight, the NBA Playoffs and Sunday Night Baseball.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Apple's new AirPods get teardown treatment, with a 0 repairability score
After much delay, Apple's newest AirPods are finally available to the general public. and as usual, the legendary iFixit team has taken the time to disassemble the wireless headphones, and see how the device fares when it comes to reparability.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Apple's new Portrait mode ad shows empty streets in Shanghai
Apple has released a new ad showcasing the Portrait mode feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. this one is interesting because it was entirely shot in China, one of Apple's key markets along with the U.S. and Europe.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple's new-but-ancient 32GB iPhone 6 launches in the UK, priced at £399 SIM-free
In March, Apple resurrected its iPhone 6, which it originally launched in September 2014. The relaunched handset went on sale in some Asian markets, featuring identical specs to the original model, with the exception of its storage; while the iPhone 6 was previously sold with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, the 'new' model is only available with 32GB.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Apple's next iPhones may cut corners on memory due to price squeeze
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
Read More


Apple's next iPhones may cut corners on memory due to price squeeze
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
Read More


Apple's next iPhones won't have the fastest possible LTE speeds
Because of a multi-country legal battle over smartphone modems
June 9, 2017
Read More


Apple's Q2 earnings in five charts
Solid growth for the Services segment.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple's profound iPhone plans for healthcare
Apple's work on electronic health records has profound consequences
June 15, 2017
Read More


Apple's Sal Soghoian announces 'Masters of Automation' event
Enterprise users will learn how to unleash the power of Apple's platforms
May 16, 2017
Read More


Apple's services business grows 18% as iPhone sales stall
Apple just announced their earnings for Q1 2017. the company reported $52.9 billion in revenue with EPS of $2.10, which slightly beat consensus estimates of $2.02.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Apple's updated Android 'Switch' campaign explains why people move to iPhone
A new website and series of videos highlight several reasons to give up your Android phone and switch to iPhone.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Apps that use iCloud will require app-specific passwords starting June 15
Apps using iCloud will get a little harder to access, but a lot more secure.
May 16, 2017
Read More


AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!
Apple is doing cool things with Augmented Reality. Here's why you should care.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Arcade gaming classic Crazy Taxi goes free-to-play on iOS and Android
Our youngest readers may not be familiar with Crazy Taxi, but many of us who are a bit older have fond memories of enjoying the chaos and mayhem of the old-school arcade game. While the arcade version - complete with steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals - was enormously fun when it came out in 1999, the Sega Dreamcast version released in 2000 was a huge hit too, and the game later made its way to other platforms as well.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Archos unveils four new Android smartphones for the European market
French Android OEM Archos has just announced the upcoming availability of four new smartphones for the European market: Diamond Gamma, Diamond Alpha, Sense 55S, and Sense 50X.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone?
The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you'd consider?
May 30, 2017
Read More


Are you missing the mechanical home button on the Samsung Galaxy S8?
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are fresh new beasts, with lo-o-ong displays and super slim bezels. The design might be breathtaking, but it has its limitations. Among them, we have the lack of room for a physical home button, which has -- for ages -- been located on every Samsung phone's chin, neighbored by capacitive "Recents' and "Back' buttons.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Are you on CrackBerry? You just threw an iPhone at a brick wall!
Our sister site, CrackBerry, performed a drop test for the BlackBerry KEYone. They also dropped a Galaxy S8 and an iPhone 7 Plus. Ouch ... that hurt.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Are your devices listening to you?
Increasingly we're surrounded by devices that have microphones. Not just our computers and smartphones, but smart home devices like Alexa and Echo and even our TVs.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is a mashup of two all-time classic video games, out on Android and iOS
Hey, love classic video games? Of course you do, who doesn't! It's hard to talk about classic games without mentioning either Arkanoid or Space Invaders, which are both mashed up in Square Enix's brand new and potentially awesome game, now live both on iOS and Android!
May 19, 2017
Read More


ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming
Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. what we're not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Arrow Launcher 3.4 released with option to create app shortcuts, new Notes card
Arrow Launcher is getting yet another important update that adds new features and improvements. If you've been following our latest news about Microsoft's Android launcher, then you might find the list of changes quite familiar.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Are you addicted to RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic?!
Let's talk about RollerCoaster Tycoon.
December 22, 2016
Read More


ARM unveils high-performance Cortex A75 and energy-efficient A55 chips
ARM has revealed its latest series of mobile processors, promising its most advanced performance yet.
May 31, 2017
Read More


ARM's Cortex-A75 and A55 cores are ready to power next-gen phones
ARM's latest processors are built for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
May 29, 2017
Read More


ARM's new chips set a new foundation for machine learning on mobile
Mobile chip designer ARM has just officially unveiled its next generation of CPU cores: the ARM Cortex A75 and Cortex A55, two cores that could power the best mobile chips in the near future.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Arrow Launcher gets updated to version 3.5 for beta testers, adding a bunch of new features
Microsoft is continuing to upgrade its Garage project, Arrow Launcher, with new features every month. Just over a month ago, the company introduced version 3.4 with a number of new features, and today, beta testers are getting a taste of version 3.5.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Arrow Launcher update adds the option to sync files, other new features
Earlier this month, Microsoft released a new version of Arrow Launcher that included a brand new option that would allow users to create app shortcuts. The new update pushed today brings more new features and improvements to Arrow Launcher users.
May 31, 2017
Read More


As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers' side
Robocall rules should apply to ringless voicemail, Senate Democrats tell FCC.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Asemblance Review
A walking game that stumbles.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Assemble your own Power Rangers team in Chroma Squad on iOS
Ever wondered what would happen if you combined Power Rangers with the Shining Force games, and tossed in a tycoon aspect in there? Behold Studios did, and that's how it came up with Chroma Squad -- a Power Rangers-inspired strategy RPG about a Super Sentai-styled show that is now out on iOS after a great reception on PC and consoles.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Ask Verizon's new Fios Chatbot what's on tonight through Facebook Messenger
Verizon is onto hip tech lately, launching a wearable and now, a brand-new Messenger chat bot. the Fios chat bot is designed to help users navigate the large Fios content library, manage your own playlists, and provide a personalized user experience. Wanna give it a try? Launch Messenger, search for Fios chatbot, and log-in with your Verizon credentials.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Asus CEO says its new Google Tango handset, ZenFone AR, will launch in the US in July
At the beginning of this year, Asus unveiled its upcoming ZenFone AR, touting support for both Tango and Daydream and, in turn, becoming the first phone to support Google's augmented and virtual reality projects. At the time, there was no confirmation regarding the pricing of the handset but there were expectations that it would make it to market sometime in summer.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Asus delays the launch of ZenFone 4 smartphones until the end of July
Asus was tipped to unveil the ZenFone 4 series back in May, but it looks like the company missed its own deadline. What's worse is the smartphones won't be announced this month either, as a new report claims the ZenFone 4 series will be revealed in July.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Asus introduces the ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet, a smaller but slightly better version of the ZenPad 3S 10
Asus tablets usually come in pairs, but the ZenPad 3S 10 revealed back in February at Mobile World Congress came alone. Well, the large tablet won't remain unpaired for too long, as Asus quietly introduced the smaller version of the 10-inch slate, the ZenPad 3S 8.0.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Asus is still feeding the Android tablet market with its new ZenPad 3S 8.0
No one seems to want a new tablet, but Asus is going to keep making them anyway. The company just introduced its new ZenPad 3S 8.0 at Computex this week. It follows the ZenPad 3 8.0 tablet that Asus released last year. The new tablet has some slight spec boosts, like more memory and an upgrade to Android Nougat. The company hasn't put out official details on the device, but PhoneRadar got the specs:
May 30, 2017
Read More


Asus takes a jab at Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, touts ZenFone 3 Zoom's superior battery life
Asus today released a video that pits its ZenFone 3 Zoom against Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. More exactly, Asus took the time to compare the battery life and charging times of the two handsets (which aren't completely different, first and foremost because both sport 5.5-inch 1080p screens).
May 3, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
Hopefully, this isn't some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom goes on pre-order in the US, costs less than expected
The ZenFone 3 Zoom, one of the smartphones unveiled by Asus back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, is already available for purchase in many markets.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a giant battery and two cameras for $329
2.3X optical zoom, and a 5,000mAh battery
May 9, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone AR coming to Verizon this summer
Yesterday, we learned that the Asus ZenFone AR would be released sometime this summer - quite many months after the phone's official announcement. Now, we have another important detail about the handset: during today's Google I/O keynote about VR and AR (virtual reality and augmented reality), it's been confirmed that customers will be able to test the ZenFone AR in Verizon Wireless stores across the US.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone AR with Tango and Daydream support is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. this July
Earlier this month, we told you that the Tango enabled Asus ZenFone AR will be exclusively coming to Verizon this summer. Now, we can narrow that down to July thanks to Asus CEO Jerry Shen, who revealed that the phone would be coming to the U.S. that month.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone Go 2 images and partial specs sheet leaked out
The ZenFone Go is a mid-range smartphone that went on sale about two years ago. Since then, Asus did not plan any sequels to the device, but that might change very soon.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenFone Live goes on sale in Europe for €170
The Asus ZenFone Live is an affordable Android smartphone showcased back in February at Mobile World Congress. However, the handset did not make it to market until May when it was officially introduced in India.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Asus ZenPad 8.0 is now being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
The Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M made its debut on the market exactly one year ago, which is why it was shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. Since it's a relatively new tablet, it would make sense for Asus to offer another major Android update by the end of this year.
May 3, 2017
Read More


AT&T could be punished for unlimited data throttling after all
Ajit Pai cheers court decision, says case to overturn Title II is strengthened.
May 10, 2017
Read More


AT&T is adding a spam filter for phone calls
Today, AT&T introduced a new service for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed AT&T Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed to be sources of fraud, and will either deliver those calls with a warning or block them outright. Users can whitelist specific numbers, although temporary blocks require downloading a separate Call Protect app.
December 20, 2016
Read More


AT&T launches spam filter for smartphones at network level with AT&T Call Protect
On Wednesday, AT&T unveiled a new 'spam filter' for calls on its network for users of the HD Voice service. AT&T Call Protect aims to stop unwanted calls, such as spam or fraud, at network level, without ever reaching the customers' smartphone.
December 22, 2016
Read More


AT&T Launching new Tool to Let some Wireless Customers Block Robocalls some of the Time
Spam robocalls suck and everyone hates them. they are a digitally-generated scourge on modern society, a small yet omnipresent annoyance met with universal derision. So AT&T's wireless customers will likely be happy to see their carrier taking steps today to let customers block the unwanted calls – but there are a couple of big catches.
December 20, 2016
Read More


AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free
Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.
December 21, 2016
Read More


AT&T unveils network-level robocall blocking, call spam warnings
Call blocking works on iPhones and some Android phones for postpaid customers.
December 21, 2016
Read More


AT&T uses forced arbitration to overcharge customers, senators say
AT&T claims mandatory arbitration is better for customers than lawsuits.
June 8, 2017
Read More


AT&T will give you at least $200 for your old clunker, if you trade it for a Galaxy S8
Now that the preorder period for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is long gone, there are still deals and incentives trickling down the pipe, from both Samsung, and the carriers. AT&T, for instance, now offers a $200 minimum trade-in for your old phone when you buy the Galaxy S8. Needless to say, your clunker needs to be in a decent condition, and worth at least $20 for the swap to take place.
May 9, 2017
Read More


AT&T's LTE-M network travels through floors and walls, but at the cost of speed
US carrier AT&T announced the completion of its LTE-M network, designed for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. This is good news for anyone looking to enjoy smart home functionality, for their appliances and smart devices will now benefit from a carrier-grade data connection, rather than settling for home Wi-Fi.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Atari brings gaming classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to Android and iOS
Let's just get one thing out of the way: this isn't the first time that Atari has brought RollerCoaster Tycoon to mobile devices. However, previous attempts haven't been entirely successful, as the company went a bit overboard on the in-app purchases, rather sucking the joy out of the game.
December 22, 2016
Read More


August's Smart Lock with HomeKit & Alexa support is back to its lowest price of the year
Our friends at Thrifter are back with a sweet deal on a HomeKit-compatible smart lock for a great price!
June 15, 2017
Read More


Automatically change Android device settings with AUTOSET
AUTOSET is an interesting $2 app which enables altering your Android device settings when you run an app, when an event happens, on a particular schedule, and more. This opens up all kinds of possibilities. Choose a navigation app in AUTOSET's list, for instance, and you could increase the screen brightness and media volume.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Audio distortion on the Google Pixel: what you need to know
The good news is your Pixel isn't broken.
December 21, 2016
Read More


AUKEY 20000mAh 3.4A Dual USB Lightning and Micro AiPower Portable Charger
This power pack is heavier than most, but it packs a wallop. Its probably not something one might carry in a purse or a travel bag, but is great for a permanent spot in a car's glove compartment or stowed-away in checked baggage for use on the other side of a plane ride.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Augmented Reality is Here, But Did you Notice?
Augmented reality has arrived thanks to some creative developers and your smartphone camera.
May 9, 2017
Read More


AuroraBound is a psychedelic puzzler for Windows 10 Mobile
AuroraBound is a relaxing, casually-paced puzzle game for Windows 10 Mobile in which you must match puzzle pieces based on colorful patterns.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Autonav Marine Computers / Navigation Systems
manufacturer of low priced compact marine computers, waterproof displays, marine navigation systems, marine electronics, automatic pilots, instrumentation and steering systems.
Provides Products
Read More


Misc. - B

B&H Photo and Video is offering Sony's Xperia X for just $250
The Sony Xperia X is a mid-range phone that's finally available at a suitable price.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625
Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that's pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon's leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its "powerful things come in big and often cheap packages" mantra with time, and it's Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max--not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix--is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Battery for days: Oukitel announces the chunky but stylish K10000 Pro
Oukitel has just announced its brand-new entry to the K series -- the K10000 Pro. The series is comprised of midrange handsets with massive batteries and the new member does not deviate from that formula. In fact, it's a bit of a chunky phone, but it sports the biggest juice box in an Oukitel K phone thus far -- an impressive 10,100 mAh cell.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Beastgrip launches Kickstarter to fund next generation DSLR lens adapter for smartphones
Beastgrip has created a Kickstarter campaign to fund its latest series of adapters that allow smartphone photographers to shoot through SLR lenses and achieve the associated shallow depth of field. The company has not only officially launched the Mk2 model of its existing DOF Adapter but is also offering the new Pro Series 1.33x Anamorphic Lens and the Beastrail to attach focusing aids when using cinema lenses.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Beastly performance: The Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 9 might get a variant with 8GB of RAM
Nokia 9, the supposed flagship which HMD Global is said to unveil later this year, has been the subject of a few major leaks over the last few days.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Beautiful beyond Quad HD wallpapers for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra, and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another selection of amazing, extremely high-resolution wallpapers that will fit perfectly with your Quad HD smartphone--but also anything else!
May 9, 2017
Read More


Beautiful nature and landscape wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11 and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!
June 12, 2017
Read More


Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8 and S7, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others
Wallpapers, wallpapers, wallpapers. WALLPAPERS! They are the easiest way to breathe some fresh air into your home screen and you'd better amass big enough a collection if you want to change up things at least once a week.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Behold! The Horizon Machine - what Apple uses to repair our cracked iPhone screens
In what appears to be more information from Apple regarding their calibration machines, over the course of this year, the company will be allowing 400 third party repair centers, across 25 countries, to receive the elusive Horizon Machine.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Best accessories for households with Android and iPhone
What are the best accessories for Android and iPhone?
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best accessories for iPhone 7
What are the best accessories for iPhone 7? Here are our latest picks!
May 19, 2017
Read More


Best Accessories for Samsung DeX
Equip your desktop-wannabe with the right peripherals for taking it on the road with the Galaxy S8.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Best Android Games of 2017
What are the best Android games to play in 2017?
June 2, 2017
Read More


Best Android Launchers
Want to upgrade your Android experience? Try upgrading your launcher.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best Android Phone Under $400
The Moto Z Play already has a sequel, but that doesn't matter: at $399.99, this is the best phone under $400 you can buy. Why? It's got everything you need in a flagship, including a great big screen, excellent performance, unbeatable battery life (seriously, this thing goes two days no problem) and support for Motorola's growing line of Moto Mods accessories.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Best Apple Pencil accessories
The Apple Pencil is a fabulous drawing tool in its own right, but you can make it even better with these accessories and cases.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best apps for college graduates
Your future has arrived, and these apps will help you make the most of it.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Best apps to download on a new Android phone
These are the apps you should immediately download on your new Android phone!
December 29, 2016
Read More


Best apps to manage stress on your iPhone or iPad
The human body reacts to stress before we even realize it. Keep yourself stress-free with these iPhone and iPad apps!
May 9, 2017
Read More


Best Battery Cases for iPhone 7 Plus
What's the best battery case for iPhone Plus? we have some ideas!
May 10, 2017
Read More


Best Battery Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8
Double up your Galaxy S8's battery life with protective and functional battery case!
June 6, 2017
Read More


Best calculator apps for iPhone
What's the best calculator app for iPhone?
May 11, 2017
Read More


Best Car Chargers for Google Pixel
Keep your Pixel charged while out on the road. Here are our favorite USB-C car chargers.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Best Car Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S8
Drive safe and keep your eyes on the road and your hands off your phone.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Best Case-friendly Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8
Which screen protectors work best with cases for Galaxy S8?
May 31, 2017
Read More


Best Cases for Arctic Silver Galaxy S8 or S8+
What's the best case for the Arctic Silver Galaxy S8?
May 8, 2017
Read More


Best Cases for Midnight Black Galaxy S8 and S8+
That might be a bit dramatic, and you might have even gone with the black Galaxy S8 or S8+ because you didn't care about the color. Either way, check out these awesome cases that pair perfectly with your ebony phone.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Best Cases for Shooting Underwater iPhone Photography
How do you take amazing underwater photographs with your iPhone? with an amazing waterproof case!
May 11, 2017
Read More


Best Cases to Protect your AirPods Charging Case
You can get a case for the case that your AirPods come in to protect it from scratches and keep it from getting lost in your bag.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Best Cases for the Blu Advance 5.0
Get a quality case for your Blu Advance 5.0.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Best cases to protect your shiny, new Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Alright, guys, Sony has announced that its second 4K smartphone -- the Xperia XZ Premium -- is headed for the US and will be landing on the 19th of June with a price tag of $799.99. Yeah, it's a pricey top-tier handset, but hey -- we guess that's the price of the super-sharp 4K display.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Best check splitting and tip apps for iPhone: Plates, Gratuity, Tab, and more!
The best iPhone apps to help you split checks fairly and calculate server tips in just a few taps!
May 8, 2017
Read More


Best Cooking Apps for Windows 10
One of the convenient uses for a Windows 10 device is to help you find your way around the kitchen and there is a host of apps available to aid your culinary adventures.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Best currency conversion apps for iPhone
What's the best currency converter for iPhone?
May 25, 2017
Read More


Best Customer Service from a Mobile Carrier
Which carrier has the best customer service in the U.S.?
May 19, 2017
Read More


Best External Battery Packs for Google Pixel
Finding a battery pack that's optimized to charge the Google Pixel isn't as simple as you'd think.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Best Free Games for Gear VR
There are plenty of great games for Gear VR available for free!
May 4, 2017
Read More


Best Front-facing Camera
Updated May, 2017: it's a new year of flagship smartphones! that means we've updated this post with our list of the best devices with improved front-facing cameras.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Best games that support screen recording for iPhone and iPad
Want to keep your favorite gaming moments forever? Record your gameplay with these great games!
May 4, 2017
Read More


Best Galaxy S7 Cases
What's the best case for Galaxy S7? These should do the trick!
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best iPhone 7 Cases
What's the best case for iPhone 7? We have a few favorites that we know will hold up!
May 17, 2017
Read More


Best iPhone app equivalents to Microsoft Office
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
Read More


Best iPhones for Windows Mobile converts
If you're the victim of the collapsing platform that is Windows 10 Mobile, you might be looking at a new iPhone and not be sure which one to choose. We've got you covered.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Best Leather Cases for Galaxy S8 and S8+
Add a touch of class to your phone with a leather case!
May 16, 2017
Read More


Best low light camera: Galaxy S8 versus Google Pixel versus LG G6 versus iPhone 7
Low-light performance has not traditionally been among the strongest suits of smartphone cameras. However, with the wider adoption of OIS (optical image stabilization) over the past couple of years, and thanks to the great advances in camera software that we've recently witnessed, smartphones are becoming ever more capable of coping with less-than-optimal light conditions.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Best Microsoft apps for iPhone
Microsoft has embraced iOS, bringing support for its flagship services.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for iOS
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
Read More


Best Microsoft Surface Book Accessories
What are the best accessories for Microsoft's Surface Book? Read on.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Best mobile plan add-ons for international travel
Don't let your wireless bill spoil your summer vacation!
May 29, 2017
Read More


Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party
Phones can bring the family together!
December 21, 2016
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (early June, 2017)
Another week, another batch of about... well a couple of hundred new apps! If you want to check out some of the new software in the App Store or Play Store, you may be a bit lost, and that's... pretty understandable. But fear not, we comb through the new stuff so you don't have to!
June 12, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (beginning of June, 2017)
Hey there, app fiends! We're back to checking out all the new software from the App Store and Play Store and picking out the more interesting ones. You know -- so you don't have to.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (late May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 29, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 22, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid May, 2017)
Hey there, appaholics! Yup, we're off to another week, and we are starting it off with yet another pick of the best or most popular apps from the past 7 days. as you know, we are pretty open to suggestions, so don't hesitate to drop a comment if you happen to know of a cool new app that we missed!
May 15, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (early May, 2017)
Hey, guys, it's that time again -- a look at the most interesting new apps for Android and iOS. this week's pickings are pretty slim -- we hope that gets better next time around -- but we still managed to fish out a bunch of apps worth testing.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone apps (start of May)
Hey, there! it's a new month and it's time to freshen up the good ole homescreen with a couple of new apps! as we do every week, we went on a hunt and found a few that you may find worthy of checking out.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone games (early June 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone games (late May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Best new Android and iPhone games (early May 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Best new icon packs for Android (May 2017)
If you're anything like us, you're a customization aficionado that spends a tiny amount of your day scrutinizing your home screen and brainstorming what could get improved. Android icon packs are a major part in customization, which is why we aim to always present to you the newest icon packs that get released to the play Store on a regular basis.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Best Phone for Business
The BlackBerry KEYone makes its appearance at number 1 on the list.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Best Phones to use with Mint SIM
When buying an unlocked phone to use with a prepaid carrier, our recommendation is unchanged from our overall best Android phone pick: it's the Google Pixel. Google's first own-branded phone is absolutely hit, from its understated hardware design to its lightning fast performance, full-day battery life and of course its top-of-the-line camera.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Best Pokemon Go accessories
What are the best, most must-have accessories to take your Pokemon Go gameplay to the next level? These are our picks!
May 31, 2017
Read More


Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Gear Fit 2
What's the best screen protector for Gear Fit 2?
May 24, 2017
Read More


Best Sleeves for iPad Pro
What are the best sleeves available for iPad Pro? Here are our favorites!
June 16, 2017
Read More


Best Small Data Plan
A good small data plan does exist, even if nobody advertises them.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Best smartphones you can buy right now: May 2017
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?
May 10, 2017
Read More


Best strategy games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
If you are in the mood for conquering lands with bloody battles, forging empires, and evolving civilizations, you've come to the right place. We've lined up 10 of the best and most popular strategy games you can play on your Android or Apple device this year. you can do it by yourself, or together with friends and online opponents.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Best T-Mobile Prepaid Phones
 
June 6, 2017
Read More


Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel
As usual, the curved screen of the Google Pixel makes finding a tempered glass screen protector that much harder.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Best text messaging apps
There are plenty of great text messaging apps to choose from, and these are some of our favorites.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Best Wallet Cases for the Galaxy S8
Cut down on your pocket carry with a sleek wallet case for your Galaxy S8!
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best Waterproof Bags for iPhone
What's the best waterproof bag for iPhone? the one that keeps it dry and alive!
May 3, 2017
Read More


Best Waterproof Phone
Last year's best waterproof phone was the Galaxy S7, so it's no surprise this year's would be its sequel. Samsung made a number of important and meaningful improvements to the Galaxy S8, but it also left alone what matters: the phone's IP68 rating.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Best Wireless Charging Pads for Galaxy S8
Your new Samsung Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, so take full advantage of the convenience!
June 13, 2017
Read More


Best Wireless Charging Pads for LG G6
What's the best charging bad for LG G6?
May 10, 2017
Read More


Best word games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
Ahh, word games! There's one for just about any party that seems to be going stale, and then the host brings out a Scrabble in a desperate attempt to save the sinking ship. Now, you can enjoy wordsmithing right on your phone or tablet. There's no shortage of word games that show different spins on the same concept of putting together hidden words, or straight up playing Hangman like you're six again.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Bezel-less is not a thing, and here's why it shouldn't be
Bezels appear to be the bane of all current-gen smartphone users. So much so that when the Xiaomi Mi MIX came out with its pretty high screen-to-body ratio, everyone turned their heads towards China. The phone is not available in the US, nor will it be at any point in the foreseeable future, but man did we all want it.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Big time Android flaw won't be fixed until next build is released
A serious flaw discovered on Android by cyber security firm Check Point is known by Google, but won't be fixed until the next build of the Android OS is released later this year. the flaw can lead to a number of malware attacks resulting in "ransomware, banking malware and adware." and while Android O does remove this vulnerability from the software, it still leaves a large number of phones not expected to receive the upgrade, wide open for attack.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Bixby bailout: Samsungers bailing on lame-duck assistant
Smartphone king already losing its only hope for a base
June 2, 2017
Read More


Bixby starts rolling out in South Korea, but when will it hit the rest of the world?
People were talking about Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant, for months before it launched with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Bixby Voice goes live in Korea on the Galaxy S8 as Samsung eyes U.S. launch next
Bixby coming to the States 'later this spring.'
May 1, 2017
Read More


Bixby's mad rapping and beatboxing skills showcased on video
Samsung's Bixby went live in South Korea yesterday, and shortly thereafter, a handful of videos showcasing the AI assistant's capabilities popped up on YouTube. Although not particularly indicative of the assistant's overall competence or skill set, there are a few fun ones that we are going to be taking a look at. be warned, however, Bixby is an absolute savage!
May 2, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets
Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. a BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:
March 17, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue
BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue, but CEO John Chen says the company is turning the corner
December 20, 2016
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone battery life test result really hits it out of the park
The BlackBerry KEYone is a phone with a keyboard in 2017. and while that was pretty much the standard 10 years ago, in 2017, it's the only such phone.
May 12, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone is finally available in the US
Just as expected, the BlackBerry KEYone is now available in the US after being Canada-exclusive for a while due to unforeseen circumstances.
May 31, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone is now up for pre-order at Rogers
Rogers is the first carrier to kick off BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders in Canada.
May 19, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone now available for purchase in the UK
After repeatedly delaying the arrival of the Blackberry KEYone in the UK, at least one retailer has been able to make it available for purchase. Clove announced the KEYone is now in stock and ready to ship, so customers can order it and receive it in just a few days.
May 18, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


BlackBerry KEYone one-week challenge: can it be a daily driver?
The KEYone isn't just another Android phone; it's a BlackBerry lover's dream phone and, for many younger people, a completely new way to input text on a phone. That's why we tasked our newest reviewer, Jacklyn Dallas, with using the KEYone for a week as her daily driver to see how it stacked up. Her results were... interesting.
May 10, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone review: 10 key takeaways
We don't know when was the exact moment that phones with a keyboard turned from business classic to a sign of old age, but the BlackBerry KEYone is a new phone with a physical keyboard that tries to prove that the keyboard is not dead just yet.
May 16, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone review: Coming home
Come for the keyboard, stay for the battery life. you probably already know if this is your next phone.
May 4, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KeyOne screen pops right off during bend test
According to tests by CNET and others, the new phone's screen doesn't seem as durable as it could be.
June 9, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone shows off its major flaw in durability test
BlackBerry hasn't been in the best shape the past few years, but it has managed to stay on the outer fringes of the consumer's eye by offloading its property and selling the rights to the name to manufacturer TCL. While the firm does have plans to release more phones over the course of the year, for now, BlackBerry fans will have to be content with the mid-range KEYone.
June 8, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


BlackBerry KEYone: A trip down memory lane, but not a fantastic smartphone
BlackBerry has endured a checkered last few years, as the company dialed down its original smartphone offerings to focus more on software and security offerings. However, the former smartphone icon has recently returned to the mobile market after signing a number of partnership deals to get the BlackBerry name back out there.
June 9, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KEYone: Seeing the forest for the trees
The BlackBerry KEYone isn't trying to be the best phone ever -- just the best BlackBerry ever. it's succeeded, and given the faithful something to use and abuse all over again.
May 11, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry KeyOne: Six things I love/don't love so far (review in progress)
Weeks after BlackBerry revealed the brand's big comeback phone, to the joy of BlackBerry die-hards and other lovers of physical keyboards, the KeyOne finally landed on my desk. Full disclaimer: I've been given a preproduction unit, and it isn't finished. (It got a software update yesterday, in fact.)
May 4, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry kicks off May security patch rollout
Once again, BlackBerry is among the first non-Google OEMs to release a monthly security update. If you're rocking a BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60, then you should expect the May security patch to arrive on your smartphone any day now.
May 8, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry launches BBM Sticker Factory for artists who want to reach a wider audience
Canadian company BlackBerry has just announced the immediate availability of a new portal for artists who create BBM stickers and want to tap into a bigger audience. Since their release back in 2014, BlackBerry held loads of BBM sticker contests that helped grow the database.
May 9, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone
BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map.
May 12, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry pushes out June security update for Android phones purchased from the manufacturer
A tweet sent out today from the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT), indicates that the manufacturer has started rolling out the June security update for Android powered BlackBerry models that were purchased from the Shop BlackBerry website.
June 5, 2017
Read More


BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: the KEYone (with video)
BlackBerry's new Android phone, complete with a real keyboard, could win back some of its enterprise customers.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Blind camera comparison: Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7, Google Pixel, and LG G6
Cameras have long ago become the make-or-break aspect of any contemporary smartphone. Even if all other boxes are checked with flying colors, a so-so camera can turn any device into a forgettable affair that doesn't click with the target audience.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs
Kiss goodbye to that Android bike and Transformers car
May 23, 2017
Read More


BLU Grand XL spotted ahead of official unveil
We've recently reported about a new budget-friendly BLU smartphone that was recently granted FCC's approval, the BLU Studio J2. However, this doesn't seem to be the only handset the US-headquartered company is likely to launch in the next couple of weeks.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother
If you're in the market for a new smartphone that's around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they've ever been before.
March 17, 2017
Read More


BLU R1 HD update brings T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12 support for non-Prime customers
BLU released a maintenance update for the R1 HD back in November, which would enable support for T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12. However, the update was only available to Amazon Prime exclusive version of the smartphone.
June 13, 2017
Read More


BLU Studio J2 budget-friendly smartphone coming soon
BLU Products continues to flood the US market with cheap Android smartphones, but from time to time the handset maker launches mid-range devices priced very low. But this is not the case with the upcoming smartphone, which will most likely belong to the entry-level category.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018
They might be worth waiting for
May 26, 2017
Read More


Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Phones
Bluetooth Wireless Phones. Nokia 3650 Wireless Phone from T-Mobile. Want to do it without the phone and the Pocket PC ever touching? Bluetooth is the answer.
Provides Products
Read More


Bluetooth for Palm
A Bluetooth protocol stack that enables programmers to easily develop Bluetooth applications for the Palm OS. IBM, what is Bluetooth Stack for Palm?
Provides Information
Read More


Bootloop-affected LG G4 and V10 owners are suing LG in class-action lawsuit
Fortunately, bootloops are a relatively rare occurrence unless you tinker with your software... or you own an LG G4 or LG V10. Bootloops were a notorious problem for these phones and at the beginning of 2016, LG acknowledged the defect and offered repairs and replacements.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Bootlooping Issues with Nexus 6P Lead to Runaround from Manufacturer Huawei
Imagine you've spent hundreds of dollars on a new smartphone, and after only five months your device gets stuck in an endless cycle of rebooting. You'd hope the manufacturer would rush you a new phone and apologize for the inconvenience... only to end up caught in an endless loop of inept customer service.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Both variants of the Samsung Gear S3 are now available at Verizon
You can buy the Gear S3 frontier or Gear S3 classic for $400.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Bouncy Hoops: Play some flappy basketball, while waiting for the NBA finals
There's something truly addicting about simplistic high-score chasers. We can't quite put our finger on it, but it might have something to do with the fact that you can pick them up right away and start beating records (be it yours, or someone else's).
June 1, 2017
Read More


Brazilian whacks Intel over 'exploding' Atom smartphone chips
Mobe maker demands millions after SoFIA processors sparked thousands of complaints
June 14, 2017
Read More


Breaking down Apple's new augmented reality platform
A stepping stone, but a pretty cool one
June 6, 2017
Read More


Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung's Galaxy S8 is laughably easy
The "future standard for phone authentication' is not ready for mainstream use.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Breakthrough in display technology will allow for sharper images with three times greater pixel density
Display technology is far from reaching its final frontier. A new development by researchers at the University of Central Florida could allow for greater screen resolution than we have now on our TVs, smartphones, tablets, and wearables. As you may know, screens comprise many thousands of pixels, each showing a different color to form images. Every pixel contains three subpixels, one for the three primary colors, which are red, green, and blue.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Brighthand
This site offers the latest News, Reviews, Information and Prices and Discussion on handhelds and smartphones of all kinds. to find a mobile device you are interested in, use our Mobile Device Search feature in the right column.
Provides Products
Read More


Budget-friendly Moto C and Moto C Plus officially introduced, prices start at €89
Motorola has just taken the wraps off their new entry-level Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both devices were rumored for a couple of weeks now, so if you've been following our reports than you already know quite a bit about them.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Building an Android Things Application
Android Things is the new platform from Google for creating Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. it's an easy way to develop IoT applications using the skills that you have already acquired programming for the Android OS.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
From smartphones to TVs and laptops, light emitting diode (LED) displays are ubiquitous. OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these devices, but they generally have higher production costs due to the laborious fabrication processes needed to arrange them properly. Today researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Misc. - C

Cables begone! The Essential Phone's magnetic connectors look to a cordless future
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone was just announced today and it's a pretty interesting device, to say the least. Built with ease of use and freedom of choice in mind, the handset has a few features that stand out, its modular capabilities among them.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Cablevision, Suddenlink Owner Altice May Join U.S. Cell Phone Market
With only four major U.S. wireless providers (and possibly three, if T-Mobile and Sprint merge), and a growing number of Americans whose primary connection to the world is through their phones, it makes sense that traditional cable operators are realizing they need to go mobile to reach cord-cutters and cord-nevers. Altice, the Dutch parent company of Cablevision and Suddenlink, is the latest cable biggie to say it may jump into the wireless fray stateside.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Cafe killer remote code execution affects 140 million MIUI Androids
IBM finds popular stock and mod ROM pwnable through loose over-the-air updater
July 7, 2016
Read More


Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus versus Arri Alexa
Just how good is the video from the iPhone 7 Plus? The obvious way to find out is to do a side-by-side comparison with another camera used by a lot of people. You know, like... ummm... an Arri Alexa. Because why not. YouTube user Potato Jet (who gets bonus points for his name) decided to do the experiment and shows us what he found.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Calling all Windows phone users who switched to Android! Share your experiences!
Have you made the switch from Windows phone to Android? (If not, good for you!) If so, we want to hear about your experience.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Calls and texts to the UK are free on AT&T, Sprint, Boost, and Virgin for a limited time following terror attack
After the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in London, US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile are making calls to the area completely free of charge.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Can Windows be used with Apple's two-factor authentication?
Reader Sandie has a iPad and a Windows 10 system, and wondered how to use Apple's two-factor authentication (2FA) with that setup. Apple doesn't offer 2FA tools under Windows, but you don't need a Mac or a second iOS device to get the advantages.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Canada bans locked phones as it looks to make switching carriers easier
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Canada bans unlocking fees in changes to Wireless Code of Conduct
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance
It's only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Candy Crush Saga -- Everything you need to know!
Crushing candies is hard work! Here's everything you need to know!
May 11, 2017
Read More


Capcom announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies for Android
Capcom continues to bring its console and PC games on mobile devices. Shortly after launching Mega Man on Android and iOS, the Japanese company announced another major title in its portfolio is getting a mobile release, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Security researchers have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can indicate where and when IMSI-catchers, cell-site simulators and other devices used in cell phone surveillance are present.
June 2, 2017
Read More


CEO confirms that OnePlus 5 will have Snapdragon 835 processor, and improved touch latency
Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that its next device - following last year's launch of the 3T - will be known as the OnePlus 5. The company's decision to skip over the 'OnePlus 4' name was the result of tetraphobia, the common belief in many east Asian countries that the number four is unlucky.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Check out the evolution of mobile apps from IBM Simon to Snapchat
Did you know that the first mobile apps arrived in the distant 1994 on the IBM Simon? Although users of this one couldn't download apps on this smartphone predecessor by any means, they had access to stock apps like a built-in calculator, contact book, clock, news, stocks, and even an early precursor to Google Maps!
May 26, 2017
Read More


Check out these concept renders of the Apple iPhone 8
Ok, we just showed you the latest CAD design for the Apple iPhone 8, which suggests that the Touch ID feature will be embedded under the screen. as you might recall, even though the iPhone 8 is believed to carry a 5.8-inch OLED display, as much as .65-inch of the screen will be used for the embedded Touch ID. Just in case the technology is not feasible, Apple is reportedly working on a plan "B," which would have the Touch ID button positioned on the back of the phone.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Check out this cool 'Steph Curry NBA edition' phone
Today is the big day when the NBA finals kick off: the reigning champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers led by the determined LeBron James are facing the super-team of the Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant and Steph Curry on board.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Check Point says Judy is "possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play"
After WannaCry's sizable impact on many Windows machines around the world, details have been revealed of a malware campaign targeting Android devices through the Google Play Store. The auto-clicking adware, named 'Judy', was discovered by the IT security firm, Check Point. It is estimated to have affected between 8.5 and 36.5 million users.
May 29, 2017
Read More


China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019
What will smartphones even look like then, you think?
June 8, 2017
Read More


China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets
Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck
May 23, 2017
Read More


Chinese authorities arrest iPhone data thieves, who made millions selling user data
User data is probably one of the hottest stocks on the market nowadays, as technology continues to penetrate lives and households around the globe. Gadgets that collect different stats and data about their users come in various forms and shapes, but smartphones are perhaps the most common means for collection of sensitive info these days. Knowing how and why people behave is a precious resource across different spectrums of business.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Chinese authorities busted an underground network selling iPhone users' personal data
Scammers sold $7.36 million worth of data
June 8, 2017
Read More


Chinese Vendors Fuel Smartphone Q1 Market Surge
Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are closing in on Apple and Samsung by pumping out desirable smartphones at competitive prices.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Chrome 60 beta for Android brings new search widget, lots of API improvements
The newest stable version of Chrome for Android dropped in the Google Play last week, so it makes sense for Google to start working on the next iteration.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says
Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Chrome for Android makes it easier to download a web page and read it offline
Saving a local copy of a web article just got better in Chrome for Android.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Chrome makes it easier to download web pages when your connection dies
The latest update to the Chrome browser on Android lets you access your saved pages quicker and queue up links for downloading once a connection returns.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Citymapper can now help you zip around the streets of Seattle and Baltimore
Citymapper, a handy little app that helps make traveling around the hustle and bustle of the city a little easier, has picked up support for Seattle and Baltimore. Users can now use Citymapper to plan out their adventures or commutes in both cities.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Clash of Clans: Everything you need to know
Build, attack, defend, and build again!
June 14, 2017
Read More


Clash Royale has a million bucks up for grabs--and you can battle for it
Fans all around the world can enter the iOS game's new Crown Championship.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Classy covers: Reviewing Caseology's Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases
Haven't found the perfect case for your new Galaxy? Take a look at Caseology cases!
May 1, 2017
Read More


'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions
Malicious combination of legitimate permissions
May 25, 2017
Read More


Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability
A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Comcast and Charter agree not to compete against each other in wireless
Top two cable companies won't pursue mergers without the other's permission.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Comcast's new XFi service allows subscribers to control their home Wi-Fi service
Making sure that your handset is connected to your home Wi-Fi signal can certainly save you from using all of your high-speed cellular data each month. Even if you have an unlimited data plan, using home Wi-Fi can save you from crossing the threshold that will set off the throttling of your data speed during periods of heavy traffic.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service is now available in the U.S.
Comcast's wireless service is now available to Xfinity customers.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Common Google Pixel problems and how to fix them
Pixel problems? Here are the most common problems and how to fix them.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Common LG G6 problems and how to fix them
Having issues with your LG G6? We're here to help.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint scanner
In recent years, fingerprint scanners have become almost ubiquitous when it comes to high-end (and even mid-end, or more modest) smartphones.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 20, 2016
Read More


Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 21, 2016
Read More


Consumers expect mobile devices to transform
When Microsoft says we'll be holding much more than a mere smartphone in our palms in a few years, they weren't exaggerating. A new Gemalto survey says that by 2025, consumers expect mobile devices to become much more than what they are today.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Contextual object recognition on steroids: Google Lens makes phones' cameras "smart"
Google's keynote at Google I/O 2017 is going full speed ahead as we speak, and one of the first intriguing new things unveiled on stage was Google Lens.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Coral blue Galaxy S8 confirmed for the UK, coming this month
The coral blue phone is exclusive to the UK's Carphone Warehouse, while arctic silver will be exclusive to EE. Choose wisely.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere
The new design could mean a single smartphone model that works everywhere
March 17, 2017
Read More


Cortana for Android adds new color customization options
A new update is available for the Cortana app on Android, which adds a touch of customization to the digital assistant. If you weren't happy with the color choice in the redesign that happened earlier this month, you're in luck.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Could US appeals court save us all from 10 years of net neutrality yelling?
California judges agree to rehear critical data privacy case -- with huge implications
May 10, 2017
Read More


Court papers show Silent Circle's privacy-boosting Blackphone was an unmitigated sales disaster
With so much focus now placed on privacy and security, you would have thought that the Blackphone from Silent Circle would have been a roaring success. But documents from a court case with former partner Geeksphone reveal that there have been just a handful of sales, and revenue is hundreds of millions of dollars lower than expected.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Covertec
Cases for Palm Pilot, PDAs & HPCs
Provides Products
Read More


Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents
A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Crooks can nick Brits' identities just by picking up the phone and lying
No 133t hax0ring needed to hijack accounts, warns fraud watchdog's report
May 10, 2017
Read More


CSHELL, feature2 and the future: Microsoft's Windows 10 mobile plans are becoming clearer
Microsoft's mobile business has been in continuous decline for some time now, and the company's silence over the future of its smartphone efforts has frustrated even its most ardent fans.
May 30, 2017
Read More


CTIA launches a new service to keep you from buying stolen smartphones
Stolen phones are a painful part of the smartphone market.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Cult Sega Genesis arcade fighter Comix Zone gets dusted off for the iPhone
Comix Zone is a cult classic game for the SEGA Genesis console. It pushed the late 80s-era 16-bit hardware to its limits, delivering an incredibly lifelike (at the time) comics brawler experience on top of an epic soundtrack! It's fondly remembered both for its outstanding presentation and notorious difficulty. Simply put, you get beat up and die a lot, no matter how skilled you are with the Genesis' awfully fragile joypad.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Custom processors may come to Pixel as Google hires ex-Apple chip designer
Google has been slowly expanding its hardware division, most notably with the new line of Pixel phones. Now, it appears as though Google has interest in designing its own custom silicon chips with the new hire of an Apple alumn who worked as a processor designer at Apple for eight years.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand
ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers -- an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80's Mac charm.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Customization extravaganza: Best new icon packs for Android (June 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Cyanogen Inc. shuts down CyanogenMod in Christmas bloodbath
Open source Android ROM project dies, developers launch fork.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Misc. - D

Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?
Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here's another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm's older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Daydream Keyboard is getting support for more languages, layout improvements
The Daydream Keyboard has more than a million download in the Google Play Store, which proves VR (virtual reality) is becoming more and more popular among smartphone users.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Daydream to land on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG's next OLED-display flagship (possibly LG V30)
It was just announced at Google's keynote at I/O 2017 that LG's next flagship device, possibly the V30 which is launching later this year, will be Daydream-compliant out of the box while Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ will score support for Google's virtual reality ecosystem later this year thanks to a software update.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Daydream works in the Android O Beta, so be careful
The Android O Beta isn't going to kill your Daydream sessions.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier
Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Destroy the walking dead with Soldiers versus Zombies Defense for Windows 10 Mobile
Soldiers versus Zombies Defense is an entertaining tower-defense style game for Windows 10 Mobile, in which you must defend your town from zombie hordes.
June 5, 2017
Read More


DeX station for Samsung Galaxy S8 lands in Canada, costs more than in the US
Would you pay 150 bucks for a gadget that can turn your brand-new, fancy smartphone into a desktop computer? Maybe if you are a business professional seeking ultimate mobility and you want to have all the office productivity you need in a single device, you might find that price appealing.
May 26, 2017
Read More


DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time
A solid, thoughtful job
May 15, 2017
Read More


Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems
What are you likely to get when you ask Apple questions about presumed problems with devices they haven't announced yet? Let's find out.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Digital assistants set to outnumber people by 2021
The number of digital assistants installed is on track to exceed 7.5 billion by 2021, which is more than the world population.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Digital forensics: the smart person's guide
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about digital forensics, the science of recovering data from computers, networks, mobile phones, and IoT devices.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Directfix.com
offers replacement parts and accessories for the Palm.
Provides Products
Read More


Dixons Carphone: Brexit not a factor as Brits' gadget lust holds strong
Gloom and doom? Consumers still shopping with us, trills CEO
May 24, 2017
Read More


DIY: Make Your Earbuds Fit Perfectly with Sugru
Do your earbuds constantly fall out during workouts? Here's an inexpensive way to fix them instead of buying new ones!
May 31, 2017
Read More


Djay Pro is now on the iPhone
Algoriddim's goal over the past few years has been to redefine how much hardware and experience you need to be a DJ, and today it's taking things to their natural conclusion by cramming every feature it can into the iPhone.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Do children act out because parents check their smartphones too often?
As more and more of us admit to being unable to imagine our lives without a smartphone, a new study investigates the impact of technology on parenting and child behavior.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Do cops need a warrant to stalk you using your cellphone records? US Supremes to mull it over
Armed robbery case goes to America's highest court
June 5, 2017
Read More


Do you like the new Control Center in iOS 11?
The Control Center of iOS is a little overlay, which an iPhone user will probably open about a dozen times per day, as it contains nifty buttons for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, quick shortcuts to Calculator and Flashlight, and sliders for display brightness and sound volume.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Do you use themes on your smartphone?
Nowadays, most popular manufacturers put a theme store on their upper-class handsets. And, for those who don't, there are always custom launchers that support 3rd party icon packs and some crazy customization options.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Does it make sense to upgrade from the Lumia 930 to Lumia 950?
Still using a Lumia 930? Perhaps you should consider an upgrade to the Lumia 950, which would deliver faster performance and better battery life.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017
Changes to the way storage works in phones which ship with Nougat, combined with larger app sizes and more common 64GB models, means you should think twice before buying a 32GB flagship.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Don't panic: BlackBerry's keyboard is here to stay
Why would you think otherwise?
July 7, 2016
Read More


Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops
No 5th Amendment protections against unlock demands
May 3, 2017
Read More


Done and done: BlackBerry ties up $940m settlement with Qualcomm
Patent case wraps up as sides agree on final tally
May 26, 2017
Read More


Douglas Lim & Jinny Boy on Their Galaxy S8 Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch was a star-studded event with comedians and YouTube stars like Harith Iskander, Douglas Lim, Jinny Boy and Reuben Kang. After the launch event, Douglas Lim and Jinny Boy shared their favourite features in the new Samsung Galaxy S8.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Download Android 'Oreo' Beta from Google now
Android can be a bit of a pain in the butt, as new versions of the operating system don't reach all devices -- even new ones. Unlike iOS where Apple provides updates to all of its devices for years, many Android manufacturers seldom ever issue updates. Heck, it is possible to buy a phone or tablet and never get an OS update!
May 17, 2017
Read More


Download the new iOS 11 Beta wallpaper right here
The new iOS 11 beta is here and we've been exploring it for a while. So far, it seems like an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary upgrade with many new features here and there, most importantly a revamped Control Center, a new file manager app, and supercharged Siri.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Download the third beta of Android Nougat for OnePlus 3 now!
The OnePlus 3T may be the replacement for the (slightly) earlier OnePlus 3, but this certainly does not mean that the original has been forgotten. Having already released preview version of Android 7.0 for the flagship killer, OnePlus has now launched its third beta of Nougat for the handset.
December 28, 2016
Read More


'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Drink up me hearty pirate wallpapers!
Yo ho, yo ho... It's a pirate's life for me!
May 25, 2017
Read More


Drive smarter and safer with these Android Auto tips
Google's smart car dashboard is right there on your phone, so it's time to put it to use for smarter traveling through town or the open road.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Duolingo gets social
Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. the company, whose app has now been used by over 150 million people, realized as much and today, with the launch of Duolingo Language Clubs, it's adding a new (and optional) social component to its language learning experience.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Misc. - E

Eight Galaxys, six Gs and three weeks [#acpodcast]
The wait won't be too long between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but three weeks is an eternity in phone years.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Ellp automates PC tasks with a click
Ellp is a free tool which delivers very simple, script-free automation of common PC and other tasks. There are no menus, no complex dialog boxes, no command-line arguments, nothing to learn at all. you can get started in seconds and leave Ellp to do all the real work.
December 19, 2016
Read More


eSIM likely to find its way into smartphones by 2018, IHS believes
The GSM Association has been working for quite a while on a so called embedded SIM (eSIM), but the standard has not been used in smartphones yet. So far, only wearables, Internet-of-Things (IоT) devices, consumer electronics gadgets and some variants of Apple's iPad Pro have been equipped with such cards. However, the situation is expected to change, as the eSIMs are about to make their way into smartphones next year, or by 2019, according to industry observers.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Encrypted chat app Signal adds domain fronting to bypass censorship in the Middle East
Signal is now routing its traffic through Google's CDNs.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
The app routes requests through Google's servers to make it harder for governments to block them
December 22, 2016
Read More


End of the line: Microsoft is no longer selling any Lumia Windows phones on its US store
Earlier this month, Microsoft's UK store ran out of stock of all its Windows 10 Mobile devices. this week, its US store sold out of all unlocked models of the same handsets too. Now, it seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the US.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Enterprise Smartphones Gain, Tablets Wane
Business demand for smartphones, particularly the new iPhone 7, pushed shipments up in Q3, reports Strategy Analytics.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Epic Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition to hit iOS this summer
After seemingly abandoning the franchise for a couple of years, publisher Capcom is planning a return for Street Fighter to mobile. The Japanese company announced Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition for Apple devices. This is going to be a fresh coat of paint over the regular Street Fighter IV, which has grown rather long in the tooth since its first release in 2010.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Essential Accessories for Moto Z
What are the best accessories for the Moto Z?
June 15, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone coming to Canada as a Telus exclusive
Telus nabs Andy Rubin's Essential Phone for sole distribution up in Canada.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone is a new flagship from the creator of Android
Smartphones have come a long way since Apple introduced the first iPhone, but there are people who believe that all the advancements that we've seen in recent years are not enough. Andy Rubin, who created Android, is one of them, which is why he has come up with an interesting new design for his new company's first smartphone.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone specs versus Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus
Compare the new Essential Phone spec by spec with the big beasts of the phone market right now.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone to be a Sprint exclusive in the US
Until now, the only place to order, or more precisely, to make a reservation for the Essential Phone in the US has been the official website of the company. The situation is about to change, however.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone versus Galaxy S8+ versus Apple iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6: a four-way specs comparison
Andy Rubin's latest foray into hardware is now official with the Essential phone, a device that arrives with a splash and obviously skimps neither on specs nor on appearance.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6 and others: size comparison
The Essential Phone has broken cover and it aims at the very top of the hill: the palace atop mountain flagshipia where the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world reside.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Battle of the New Flagships
Andy Rubin is famous for founding Android, which was later acquired by Google and turned into the largest computing platform on Earth. He left Google several years ago to look for new challenges, and now he's arrived back in the Android ecosystem with a startup known as Essential. The company revealed its first phone this week after teasing it several weeks previously.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Essential shows off the quality of the 360-degree camera add-on for its new PH-1 handset
It was only a week ago that Andy Rubin's Essential, revealed to the world its latest product, the PH-1. While the handset offers an impressive near-bezel-less display and top-tier specifications, it also has an interesting feature that allows it to accept different types of accessories via its magnetic pogo connection. One of the first accessories that will be available for the phone will be a 360 camera. Today, the firm has shown off some samples from that camera.
June 6, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Essentially losing it: Unbridled enthusiasm for an upcoming phone
Andy Rubin revealed more information about the iPhone-killing Essential Phone this week and, if you're curious about it, never fear because The Verge has published no fewer than infinity stories on it.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Essentially puzzling: Rubin's hype-phone ties up with... Sprint?
Phone with no customers latches onto least popular major carrier
June 12, 2017
Read More


EU plans new laws to fight unfair competition among tech companies and haters on social media
Lawsuits related to unfair competition and dishonest commercial practices are not new in the world of technology business. they are not new to the European Union either, where the European Commission is committed to ensuring that all market participants respect the principle of equality. and the European executive body is developing a new plan aiming to provide a better environment for fair competition among the technology companies from both sides of the Atlantic.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Even if you hate the idea, Windows users should want Windows 10 S to succeed
A healthy Windows Store offers benefits to every Windows user.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Ever wonder why those Apple iPhone updates take so damn long?
Turns out Apple execs were testing new file system on you
June 13, 2017
Read More


Everyone Is Freaking Out About iPhone's New Video Screen Capture Feature
We're all used to snapping a screen shot to document whatever is on the phone screen -- a text from an ex so you can send it to your friends, a photo of a receipt for business expenses, whathaveyou. But now that the newest version of iOS allows users to capture video recordings of what's happening on the screen, people are totally freaking out.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Everything we think we know about the HTC U
HTC looks to put the squeeze on the S8 with a new grip-sensing flagship phone.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Everywhere you can use Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay is available all over the place.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app
An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today's launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via gestures becomes like muscle memory -- similar to using the dials on a camera.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update
Bear is one of the best note-taking apps for iOS, and it just got a little bit better in its latest update.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Experts explain why we won't see a foldable Samsung phone anytime soon
Ah, the foldable Samsung phone - rumors about this mystical gadget have been circulating for ages, and this year is no exception.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Extend Android device battery life with AMOLED mnml Wallpapers
It's been known for a long time that using dark wallpaper on devices with AMOLED screens can save energy and extend battery life. Exactly how much you'll save depends on the wallpaper, your device and how it's used, but typical figures are 5 to 15 percent.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Misc. - F

Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters
Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Facebook's Strategy for Augmented Reality Starts with Phones
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Fans can vote for OnePlus 5 to come in weird 'unicorn' color
OnePlus shows off four potential colors for its upcoming OnePlus 5 phone, including a psychedelic pinkish blue.
May 23, 2017
Read More


FAQ: can BlackBerry/TCL get back its smartphone mojo?
KEYone smartphone could be a good indication of what happens next
May 1, 2017
Read More


FCC document reveals low-end LG X charge budget handset
The LG X charge (LG-M327) is a low-end handset that LG has been working on according to FCC documents that have been discovered. Models like the X charge are the ones that you see pre-paid carriers give away to new subscribers, or find priced at a small percentage of what it would cost you to purchase a high-end or flagship device. This is a very competitive area of the smartphone market, and some manufacturers like LG and Motorola have really been able to get their feet wet on both ends of the spectrum.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Feds Launch Major Smackdown on 'Tech Support' Scams
If the world of scams was a wrestling ring, the Federal Trade Commission would be launching itself from the corner to deliver a world of hurt on tech support scammers who claim consumers' computers are full of malware and other nasty stuff that can only be vanquished by paying them hundreds of dollars.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Fender's Tone app replaces all your guitar's stomp boxes and pedals
Connect the Tone app to one of three Mustang GT digital guitar amps, and you'll have 1,000-plus effects at your fingertips.
May 8, 2017
Read More


File radars early and often: The importance of bug reporting
Why should you file radars? To show Apple, given finite resources, what aspects of your shared customer experience they need to prioritize fixing. Now.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Final Fantasy 7 brings the fight against Sephiroth to Google Play
Classic role playing game Final Fantasy VII has made its way to Android and the Google play Store. You'll be able to take up Cloud's giant buster sword once again as he does battle with Sephiroth, but this time, you'll be able to enter the fight wherever you go.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Final Fantasy 7 finally arrives on Android devices
It's been nearly 20 years since the original release of Final Fantasy VII on Sony's PlayStation console, and although there have been subsequent releases of the game on PC and iOS, Android users have been left in the dark for quite some time. Today, Square Enix has finally made the game available to those with Android devices.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Final Fantasy 7 Mobile Version, Which Lets you Cheat and Skip Battles, Comes to Android Today
It's already out on iPhone.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Final Fantasy 7 now Available on Android
Just make sure your device can handle it.
July 7, 2016
Read More


"Final" schematics leak for Apple iPhone 7s Plus and Apple iPhone 8
So much focus has been put on the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone model that has been dubbed the iPhone 8, that not much has been said about the two other units that will accompany the premium handset. Today, two schematics have surfaced that are reportedly the final drawings for the Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the Apple iPhone 8. These diagrams are believed to be employed in the production of the two phones.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Finally! Person-to-person Apple Pay payments coming to iMessage with iOS 11
Person-to-person payments are finally coming to Apple Pay. This was just announced on stage at Apple's opening keynote at WWDC '17.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Finally: typing to your Google Assistant will soon be an option
Raise your hand if you agree with us that this one should have been supported by the Google Assistant since day one. Sure, Google's idea was to make it a feature founded on natural interaction -- or as natural talking to your phone could be -- but hey, sometimes you might not want to speak your queries out loud. Like when you're riding the subway and can't quite remember the lyrics to Bieber's "Baby", for example.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Find My Device: Ultimate Guide
Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Find your inner peace with the Windows 10 puzzler ERMO
ERMO is a Windows 10 puzzler with a casual pace and plenty of challenges. This puzzle game tests your skills at logic, patience, and deduction.
May 30, 2017
Read More


First Android O beta (and second preview overall) officially released
Available for newer Pixel and Nexus devices, final version will be out this fall.
May 17, 2017
Read More


First HTC U 11 night time photos surface: is this the best smartphone camera around?
HTC's new flagship phone, the U 11, has big aspirations: some publications have called it the best camera ever on a phone, but how does it do in one area where smartphone cameras typically struggle, night time photography?
May 23, 2017
Read More


First live pictures of the Moto G5S Plus leaked out
Motorola is expected to introduce at least two new mid-range smartphones in the second half of the year, the Moto G5S and its bigger Plus brother.
May 26, 2017
Read More


First look at Files, the new file manager in iOS 11
Better late than never, as the old saying goes. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that it will be adding a new application to iOS, appropriately named Files. It will arrive with the launch of iOS 11 later this year and, as you can imagine, it will allow you to browse and manage your stuff -- media, documents, and anything else you might have stored offline or online.
June 7, 2017
Read More


First look at the new iOS 11 App Store
Nine years ago, this great thing happened, and no, we're not talking about the discovery of the cute Barbados threadsnake -- the tiniest snake known to man. Back in 2008, Apple introduced the App Store to Apple OS (that's what iOS was known as back then). For the first time, third-party developers were officially invited to bring native apps to the iPhone, and boy did they deliver! Apple's App Store is currently home to over 2 million apps.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: Angry Birds gets a gritty Evolution, and Cars 3 crashes into Google's Toontastic 3D
Don't miss this week's most enticing new Android apps and games.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: DC Comics' Injustice 2 renews the fight, and Socratic does your homework for you
Don't miss this week's most intriguing play Store picks.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: Duolingo gets fluent in Japanese, and Farming Simulator 18 digs up fresh fun
Here are the new and updated Android apps you should grab this week.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: Path Guide creates indoor directions and Crazy Taxi makes an Uber enemy
Check out this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: Pokémon Magikarp Jump leaps onto Android, and PlayOn Cloud saves streaming videos
Don't miss the Play Store's most promising new app and game releases.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Five to Try: Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger takes flight, and Giphy Stickers gets lit
Grab this week's most enticing new Android apps and games releases.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Fixing Play Music: How Google can improve its streaming music service
How can Google Play Music improve? Let us count the ways...
May 23, 2017
Read More


FLIR One Pro preview: An Android-powered thermal imaging camera made for professionals
If you require thermal imaging to get the job done, the FLIR One Pro is one of the best solutions for doing so with your smartphone.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Flir's new smartphone thermal cameras double the detail
One for pros, and one for the curious
June 6, 2017
Read More


Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season
From useful insights on the evolution of Google services to important perspective on the future of Android, these original analyses are must-reads for anyone interested in mobile technology.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Fooling Galaxy S8's iris scanner deemed as "unrealistic" by Samsung
Bypassing the Galaxy S8/S8+'s iris scanner is not easy at all, according to Samsung. The tech giant issued a quick response to the recently-surfaced video of German research group Chaos Computer Club, which exposed a seemingly large security vulnerability in the company's latest flagships.
May 25, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts
Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network
June 13, 2017
Read More


Forget flat and curved, Samsung's new display stretches
The company has developed new OLED screen technology it says could eventually be used in wearables, cars and other devices.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Forget less is more, smaller can also be bigger
What if the next really big thing in phones is making them smaller again?
May 8, 2017
Read More


Forget Twitter, your next airline complaint could be via iMessage
You'll be able to text with retailers and other businesses -- and even pay for items via Apple Pay -- when Apple's iMessages Business Chat hits the market.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Four Android apps that put SMS on your desktop
Keep the conversation going without having to pick up your phone with these desktop and web-based applications.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Front or back: which camera is more important to you?
After years of developing the main, back-facing camera of their smartphones, manufacturers finally turned to the front-facing snapper and hit it with the more serious stick once or twice. for a while now, we've seen such oddities as selfie-centered smartphones with high resolution sensors on their front-facing cameras, flash modules next to them, optical image stabilization, or even phones that just use one camera that swivels back and forth when it's needed on either side of the phone.
May 9, 2017
Read More


FTC asks court to dismiss Qualcomm's request to stop ongoing anti-competitive case
Once again, Qualcomm has been taken to court, accused of being anti-competitive and monopolistic. this time, it's Apple, Samsung, and the US Federal Trade Comission against the chipmaker. the three aren't exactly cool with how Qualcomm allegedly uses its humongous portfolio of standard essential patents -- governing technology required to be doing business in a specific industry -- to play the market for its benefit. Thus, the FTC argued that the court should not accept Qualcomm's request of dismissing the suit put against the company in January.
May 12, 2017
Read More


FTC Orders Company that Used Verizon 'Supercookies' to Disclose Terms, Provide Opt-Out
A couple of years ago, Verizon caught a lot of heat for a very sneaky practice: the company was inserting a unique, permanent piece of code into all the web traffic on your phone, without user consent, so that a third party could track your every digital move for advertising purposes. After a public outcry, Verizon finally stopped, and settled with the FTC... but that third-party remained a loose thread in the story. Until now.
December 20, 2016
Read More


FTC says Qualcomm is a monopoly, case should proceed
The US trade group says a court shouldn't dismiss its suit against the chipmaker. Samsung agrees with the FTC.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Full specs of the HTC U 11 leak weeks before launch
The HTC U 11 leaks are coming in fast, as we just spotted the device on GeekBench recently, and now an image alleged to be the final box art of the handset has spilled the beans on all of its hardware specifications.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Future Xperia XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra versions to let you use two SIMs, microSD card simultaneously
The French branch of Sony spilled the beans that the Xperia XZ Premium will be getting a proper dual-SIM version, and so will the Xperia XA1 and the Xperia XA1 Ultra.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Misc. - G

Galaxy Note 7 do-over might get this S8 feature
The Note 7 FE will reportedly launch with the Galaxy S8's digital assistant.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Galaxy Note 8 could be T-Mobile's coverage secret weapon this fall
The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first phone to feature an upgraded version of the modem inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 platform boasting support for the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile just spent $8 billion to acquire.
April 26, 2017
Read More


Galaxy Note 8 envisioned in colorful new renders: see it with and without a rear fingerprint scanner
The first half of 2017 is over and we've already been treated to a slew of major smartphone releases - the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Xperia XZ Premium, and the HTC U11 are just the cream of the crop. Yet, the second half of the year is equally, if not more enticing, as we expect to see the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the LG V30, and, of course, the Galaxy Note 8.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Galaxy Note 8 reportedly launching in late August
Samsung may not rush the release of its high-stakes Note phone, unlike last year's ill-fated Note 7.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users on T-Mobile are finally getting Android 7.0
You can hold off on upgrading your aging Samsung device for a little bit longer.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to receive stable Nougat update in January as beta program ends
Samsung concludes the Galaxy beta Program, stable Nougat build coming next month.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two unique mechanical components that are used for unlocking the phone -- an awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and a pretty straightforward, fast-working iris scanner.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ named top smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports
Ths Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the current top smartphones money can buy, well ahead of all the competition, claims testing publication Consumer Reports.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style
A phone this expensive deserves some protection
May 8, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can get early access to Samsung's voice assistant Bixby -- here's how
Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, Google has Google Assistant, and Microsoft has Cortana. Samsung doesn't currently have a voice assistant, but one is on its way. Bixby is described as "an intelligent, personalized interface for using your smartphone" and Samsung is aiming to make it more advanced than the competition.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 and S8+ update to fix red tint issue is now rolling out in India and Europe
Samsung's OTA update to fix the Galaxy S8 red tint is now live in two markets.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 and S8+ update with fix for red tint issue starts rolling out in the US
Samsung's OTA update which fixes the "red tint problem' on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has reached the US.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 benchmarks show Exynos 8895 outpacing the Snapdragon 835
Samsung's Exynos version of its Galaxy S8 appears to outperform Qualcomm's in GeekBench.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 Fast Charging Requires Screen to be Off
If you are the sort of mobile user who is always on the phone you might be wondering why it doesn't seem like Fast Charging works all the time. CNET reports that if you plug your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into the approved fast charging cable and you are using it, fast charging won't work. for fast charging to take effect, you have to leave the screen off.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 Features UX and Services Tailored for Chinese Market
With the launch of the Galaxy S8 in China on May 25, Samsung Electronics introduced a selection of market-exclusive mobile services, as well as an enhanced UX tailored to suit the lifestyle of Chinese consumers. Check out some of the key features developed specifically for the Chinese market below.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time
Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 red tint fix is now rolling out to T-Mobile customers
Galaxy S8's red tint fix is now rolling out in the U.S.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 Tips: First things to do with your new phone!
So you've just unboxed a brand new Galaxy S8, and you want to go exploring everything this phone has to offer. That's great, and there's certainly no shortage of features on this phone -- both new additions and familiar stuff from previous Galaxies.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 UX Designers Explain What it Took to Create One Continuous Experience
United by a single, continuous visual and sound experience, the Galaxy S8 was designed to blend seamlessly into one's life, enabling a more natural interaction between the user and the device.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8 versus $2000 mirrorless camera and DSLR: Ultimate camera face-off
Omitting the seemingly mandatory for this type of article introduction, which usually goes over how far smartphone cameras have come, I'll just say this -- we are here to determine whether the Galaxy S8 can hold its own against not one, but two dedicated cameras. Samsung's latest, bezel-less flagship versus the Panasonic GH4 and the older Nikon D5100.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage goes on sale in India
Galaxy S8+ with more memory and storage is now available in India.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8: How to make custom animated GIFs
No matter how you pronounce it, everyone loves a good animated gif!
June 9, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8: What's the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?
If your goal is not to stress about the carrier behind your new Galaxy S8, then the unlocked version is the way to go.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint fix is rolling out in the U.K.
U.K. based owners of unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ devices have reportedly begun receiving an update that fixes the dreaded "red tint' issue that's affecting some units. the OTA update has started rolling out to users of unlocked Galaxy S8 models early this morning, Android Central reports, and amounts to 426 MB in size.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Gallery: All of Android O's totally revamped emoji
Android O totally revamps the emoji list, making it look a lot more like iOS emoji.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Game of War: Fire Age -- Everything you need to know!
Build your city, increase your resources, and bolster your armies!
May 3, 2017
Read More


Game over: Nintendo says it has no plans to add new levels to Super Mario Run mobile game
Last week, Nintendo launched its much-anticipated new mobile game featuring the world's most popular plumber. Super Mario Run debuted on iOS, and will launch on Android devices next year.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Gameloft launches Iron Blade: Medieval Legends ARPG for Android and iOS devices
French company Gameloft soft-launched a new action RPG title back in March, Iron Blade: Medieval Legends. Today, the developer announced its game is now available to the general public in all countries, on both the Android and iOS platforms.
May 29, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Gameloft's Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics lands on Android and iOS
French developer and publisher Gameloft is back with yet another mobile game, the sequel to Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics. If we are to believe the team behind the game, then this should be "the most badass gun show on mobile.'
May 4, 2017
Read More


Gboard for Android gets even smarter in latest update, can now recognize hand-drawn emoji
Google's Gboard is one of the most popular keyboards on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. Backed by the company's mighty search engine and the wits of its ever-evolving machine learning tech, Gboard is already one of the smartest keyboards around, but it gets even smarter in the latest update (now rolling out on Google Play). Some of the new features introduced in the update are aimed at cutting down typing time and making the app more efficient, while others are simply there for fun. So, let's see what's changed.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Gboard for Android now recognizes the emoji you draw by hand and suggests phrases for you
Emoji offer a great way to spice up your chats, and the Android version of Gboard has been updated to make it easier to find the perfect ones. The update means you can now use the emoji search box to draw the sort of emoji you're looking for, and Google's keyboard will track down what it thinks you mean.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Gboard may be getting an incognito mode in Android O
With the latest beta update for Android O--Developer Preview 3 (DP3), which was released last week--Google has extended Chrome's incognito mode to Gboard. When browsing the web in incognito mode on Chrome, users running Android 8.0 and the latest version of the browser can now enjoy even more privacy by having the keyboard "forget" what they're typing.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Get some Awesome on your home screen with these Guardians of the Galaxy wallpapers
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back, with another AWESOME soundtrack that lives up to its Awesome Mix name, old foes made allies, new foes to threaten the galaxy, and there's plenty of out-of-this-world wacky weirdness to go around!
May 3, 2017
Read More


Get Used to Siri and Google Now: the World's Get Chattier
Gartner predicts that a fifth of smartphone interactions will involve virtual personal assistants like Apple's Siri and Google now in a few short years.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Gmail for Android now features better phishing protection
Based on Google's Safe Browsing technology, the new ability will help immediately identify nasty links.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Gmail versus Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?
Gmail and Inbox are both great, but one of them is better.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Gmail: Everything you need to know!
What's Gmail, why should you care, and should you use it?
May 15, 2017
Read More


GoCycle G3 review:
A comfy commuter, with tech to satisfy the geek in you
July 7, 2016
Read More


Going to the battery life Olympics? Might want to check the Vernee Thor E out!
Nowadays, the trend in flagship-class smartphones is to try and wow you with a slim and light design and some form of incredible camera improvement. Midrangers, on the other hand, know that they can't win the fight in the performance or camera department, so they do another trick -- they try to dazzle you with an extreme battery life, and possibly with an enticing price-tag.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Goldman Sachs analyst confirms $1,000 price tag for Apple iPhone 8
Early in February, a source claiming to have some inside knowledge about Apple's purported ten-year anniversary handset, said that the so-called Apple iPhone 8 would carry a rather hefty price tag.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Good intentions that might lead to hell: 40,000 profile pics scraped from Tinder for AI experiment
There are numerous privacy concerns about online dating and there are many good reasons behind them. a recent event gives us a great example and makes us wonder if pictures posted to Tinder and other similar platforms are as secure as we are used to believe. Because, as TechCrunch reports, a user of the machine-learning platform Kaggle downloaded 40,000 selfies posted on the dating platform ... and it was a piece of cake.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn
A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google Allo is the best way to send love notes without even trying
This one quick trick made possible by Assistant is a great reminder of the inherent power that exists in Google's little messaging app.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Google Allo update adds Selfie Clips, so you can capture your own personal GIF
Google's Allo application has just received a new update that's not detailed in the Google Play Store. Luckily, Allo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay revealed some of the new features that Android users will be able to take advantage of after updating to the latest version.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Google Allo update brings incognito mode for groups, link preview, more
Google continues to add new features and improvements to its Allo application on a monthly basis. While one of the previous updates brought support for Android Auto and animated emoji, the new version of the app includes even more enhancements.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Google Allo's Assistant updated with support for French and Spanish languages
The Google Allo app has just been updated with two new languages that are now supported by the integrated Assistant: French and Spanish. Also, Google announced the Assistant would allow Allo users to search, play games or have a conversation.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Google and KISS made Live Cases, and you can buy them
This marketing opportunity was totally a coincidence.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Google announces Android Go, a new set of features and apps for low-end devices
At Google I/O 2017, Google announced a new initiative for entry-level Android devices, called Android Go. It's essentially a set of features and apps for Android, which are set to debut with Android O, that are designed to limit both devices' system resources and mobile data, helping people in developing nations have a reasonable mobile experience.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google announces Play Protect, making Android security "more visible" to users
This week, Google is hosting its annual I/O developer conference, where today it announced that Android is now installed on over two billion monthly active phones and tablets. The company is preparing for the next major version of the OS, launching its Android O Beta Program today.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google announces the first preview of Android Studio 3.0, puts emphasis on speed and smarts
The vast majority of Android developers use Google's own Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE). Google offered a first look at what Android Studio 3.0 will look like. Most of these upcoming features are now available in the Android Studio early release channel.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google announces the fourth class of its Launchpad Accelerator program
Startups from a variety of regions will convene later this summer at Google's headquarters in San Francisco.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features
Maybe your washing machine will be powered by Google after all.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant comes to iPhone
Google's virtual assistant, The Google Assistant, is coming to iOS.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant Comes to Your iPhone to Take on Siri
Virtual Assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant are only good when they're nearby. The whole appeal of these services--someday, anyway, once they're past the phase of only being good for setting timers and listening to NPR--is for them to follow you around, carrying all necessary knowledge about your life and your preferences.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant coming to the iPhone, new AI features to be unveiled at I/O 2017
Google is planning to bring the fast and accurate Google Assistant, a rival to Apple's Siri, to the iPhone at the company's Google I/O press conference that kicks off on Wednesday, May 17th. and not just to iPhones: the Google Assistant is expected to get introduced as a stand-alone application that you can get on the App Store, and that will work on all sorts of iOS devices.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant for iOS may be announced this week
Google has made multiple steps in expanding the install base of its digital assistant, but this week it's likely to make a significant move toward global domination. It appears that the Mountain View company plans to tap into another huge market: Apple devices.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant for iPhone: An enterprise perspective
What you need to know
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant inside Allo can now converse in French and Spanish
Google Assistant is learning new languages.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant is now available on over 100 million devices - and it's coming to iPhones
Earlier this week, it emerged that Google was planning to bring its digital Assistant to iOS. Those rumors proved to be accurate, as the company announced today that the Assistant will soon be available on iPhones.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant is reportedly coming to iOS
A year ago, almost to the day, Google unveiled its new digital Assistant, which made its debut on the company's Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, and its Home speaker hub. Since then, it's been made available on other devices too, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and Android-powered TVs.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant may be coming to iOS quite soon
Google Assistant may soon be available on iOS devices.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant won't replace Siri on the iPhone, but you should download it anyway
There's a virtual assistant party going on in iOS.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google Assistant's new features transform it from product to platform
Google's next platform is all about machine learning and natural language processing.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google Bakes Machine Learning Into Android O With TensorFlow Lite, New Framework
Google announced that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android O, will include a new feature called TensorFlow Lite to offer developers improved on-device AI for their applications. This could lead to better speech recognition, computer vision, and other machine learning-driven features within Android, and it highlights tech companies' rush to bring AI down from their data centers and onto all of your devices.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google beefs up security in Android Gmail app following Docs phishing scam
Google is pushing out a new feature that will warn users about visiting fraudulent sites.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Google bringing Gmail 'Smart Reply' to iPhone and Android -- company will read your emails
Today is the start of Google I/O 2017 -- be sure to watch the keynote here. There will be plenty of interesting announcements from the company. While much of it will be developer focused, there is sure to be news that will tickle the fancy of consumers too.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google brings Android to the masses with Android Go
A large part of Android's appeal to the wider population of current and prospective smartphone users is the variety of manufacturers creating devices across the world at varying price points, opening up the conveniences of smartphones to individuals with lower incomes.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google buys Moodstocks for its object recognition technology
Google has announced that it is be acquiring French startup Moodstocks, which has developed technology that aids smartphones in identifying the objects captured by their cameras.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Google Chrome Dev now defaults to a new interface on Android, moves controls to the bottom
Google is reexamining Chrome's user interface on Android; the Chrome Dev version has received an update that, by default, brings all its chrome down to the bottom of the screen -- even the address bar.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Google Chrome for Android now has enhanced features for offline use
Back in December, Google updated Chrome for Android with one cool feature: the ability to download full web pages for offline viewing. According to Google, over 45 million web pages are being downloaded with Chrome each week, so the feature is certainly popular.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know!
What's Google Chrome? Here's what you need to know!
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google Chrome's latest update helps soup it up for more robust web apps
With every new update, Google appears to be readying Chrome for a future where few "real" apps exist.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Google confirms the Asus ZenFone AR with Tango comes this summer
Google offered new information about its plans concerning VR and AR during Google I/O conference. One of the smartphones that features support for Tango technology, the Asus ZenFone AR has been confirmed to arrive sometime this summer.
May 17, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Google declares war on 1-star app reviews
Apps in the bottom 25 percent of the Google Play Store had better watch out.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks
One security researcher easily managed to replicate Wednesday's phishing attack.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Google Docs spam is making the rounds, so take heed before you read
Even attachments from legitimate sources appear to contain illegitimate vibes.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Google Duo hits 50 million downloads on Android
Google Duo is proving to have longer legs than the ill-fated Allo, outperforming its texting app counterpart both it in terms of number of downloads and sustained popularity.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Google ends Android Nougat Beta, Promises Android O beta 'Soon'
Google released the first developer preview of the upcoming Android O update several months ago, but the Android beta program was still busy with Android 7.1 Nougat at the time. Now, Google says a full beta test of Android O will begin soon, and that means the Android Nougat beta is now closed.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google finally ditches its ugly, blob emoji
The company's smiley faces will look more like those found on the iPhone -- when Google releases Android O.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google finally matching in-store purchases to online activity, vastly raising value of ads
Keeping track of in-store purchases is the final step of measuring effectiveness of online ads.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Google fixes 108 bugs in July Android security update
Google has released an unusually hefty Android Security Bulletin for July. In fact, so many vulnerabilities have been fixed -- 108 in all -- that the patches come in two levels.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Google fixes Pixel and Pixel XL freezing issues in the latest security update
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones had been plagued by many issues since their release last fall. A small percentage of these problems were caused during the manufacturing process, while others, most of them, were addressed via software updates.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Google flexes machine learning muscles with new features for Gboard
Gboard update includes new enhancements to make typing and searching easier.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos
Easily share things through Keep, Calendar, and Photos.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Google Hangouts is getting iOS CallKit support, a couple of bug fixes
Google's messaging and voice calling app Hangouts recently received a small update, which brings a long-awaited new feature and a few bug fixes.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Google has changed its developer guidelines to protect users against phishing attacks
Taking steps to prevent future phishing scams.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google has reportedly killed its plans for an Android/Chrome OS hybrid called Andromeda
While earlier rumours had indicated that Google was working on a project that would fuse Android and Chrome OS - its two current operating systems - into a single hybrid OS called Andromeda, a new report now claims that the company has shelved those efforts.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Google hires former Apple chip architect to lead design on custom processors
The pieces are falling into place for Google to produce its own silicon for future Pixel devices.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000
Android has a reputation for poor security, but that's a result of past failings. Most security flaws you hear about now affect old builds of the OS, or require clever social engineering to get the user to weaken device security. The versions of Android being released now are vastly more secure than what Google was putting out years ago. In fact, no one has managed to claim Google's largest bug bounties for Android. So, the company is increasing the rewards to as much as $200,000.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Google is abandoning Nik Collection now that Photos is done with it
"There are no plans to update or add new features."
May 31, 2017
Read More


Google is beefing up its web app review process to prevent another phishing attack
Google is making its web application requirements more stringent after a phishing attack tricked lots of Gmail users this past week. the changes mean Google is altering its app publishing process, how it assesses risk, and the look of its user-facing consent page. Users really won't be affected, at least as far as how they use the email service and apps, but developers might face delays in publishing their web app.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google is doing deep surgery on Android
The search giant's mobile software runs on 2 billion devices. Its next job: Getting those devices on the latest version -- and trying to reach a billion more.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google is finally replacing its bad emoji blobs in Android O
Goodbye, weird emoji that look like thumb people
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars
The announcement could come as soon as this week.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google is taking another stab at the budget segment with Android Go
Android Go will power entry-level devices in emerging markets.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google is updating its web app review process to protect users from further phishing attacks
Google was hit by a phishing attack last week, as attackers used Google's web app platform to publish an app seemingly named as 'Google Docs', tricking users into thinking that it's the legitimate Google service.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google just fixed an annoying freezing bug with its Pixel phone
Google today released its monthly security update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The security patch is rolling out over-the-air and can also be downloaded directly if you're not one for waiting. In addition to bolstering the security of its devices, Android Police points out that Google included a pretty important Pixel software fix in this update: a nasty bug that has resulted in some Pixel smartphones randomly freezing has supposedly been fixed. Well, hopefully.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Google just made offline browsing a whole lot easier in Chrome for Android
Offline web browsing is a useful feature, particularly on a smartphone, so it was little surprise when Google added website downloading to the Android version of Chrome. Today the company launches a number of improvements to make the whole process even easier.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google launches Android Excellence to recognize the very best apps and games
Google has launched a new scheme which sees the company highlighting the very best games and apps to be found in Google Play. This is not simply a list of the most downloaded or, necessarily, the most highly rated titles; Google has a new batch of criteria by which to judge developers' offerings.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Google launches Android O in beta with Google Play Protect and helpful interface tweaks
Try it today.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google launches new Gmail security measures to fight spam and phishing
In a recent blog post, Google introduced its new security measures towards fighting spam and phishing attacks in Gmail. The company says that the service can now detect suspicious items with 99.9% accuracy.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Google Lens is Google Goggles on steroids -- and everything Bixby Vision should have been
Google's big data advantage might help it surpass the Galaxy S8's fledgling Bixby feature.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Lens knows more about what's in your photos than you do
What flower are you snapping a photo of? Google can tell you that.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Lens Turns Your Camera Into a Search Box
Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it's still primarily a search company. And today at Google I/O, its annual gathering of developers, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new product called Google Lens that amounts to an entirely new way of searching the internet: through your camera.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google Lens: 6 things we can't wait to try
Google's 2017 I/O keynote was heavy on AI and machine learning, and the best intersection of the two is Google Lens.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google lets developers exclude app support for rooted Android devices
Netflix is the first big name on Google Play to block Android devices that are rooted or have an unlocked bootloader from downloading its app. And it looks like it may not be the last, as now Google is officially giving all developers the option to do the same.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence
Google's chosen few will be displayed prominently in the Play Store.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Google Maps for Android adds Street View images in navigation to show your turns
Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature that will make it easier for you to see where you need to go when using turn-by-turn navigation: integrated Street View images on the directions screen. While the app has always allowed you to see an overview of the upcoming turns and distance between them, the new feature introduces an option to tap to see the associated Street View imagery as well.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google now understands language at 95% accuracy, has improved by 20% in 2 years
Google now understands human language with a 95% accuracy, thanks to improvements in machine learning. This allows the company to detect voice and act upon it in a meaningful way, and will clearly be of a huge benefit to the Google Assistant, a core Google product that is available on a lot of Android phones.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Google Now's weather card adds hourly wind and precipitation details
There's more color and detail to be found if you want to check in with Google about the day's weather forecast.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Google offers Pixel XL with free case
If you do not fancy the Apple iPhone 7 Plus or the new Samsung Galaxy S8+, Google still has a very attractive option for fans of bigger smartphones -- the Pixel XL. It has a premium build, fast internals, an amazing camera, and software support straight from the search giant itself.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google opens up Android Instant Apps to all developers
Almost a year ago, Google announced Instant Apps, a technology that would allow you to use apps without even installing them. The company stated that to offer this functionality, developers won't have to rebuild their apps from scratch, but some might need to be updated - which could take less than a day.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google Phone 9.0 preps for Android O with new messaging, notification features (and pet paws)
A teardown of the APK reveals some interesting new features such as granular Notification Channels, the ability to send photos, and strange photos of dog and cat legs.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Google Photos for Android is updated to add new Archive feature to remove the clutter
Starting today, an update is rolling out to Google Photos for Android. With this update, users will be receiving a feature called Archive. Archive removes images from the main photos tab and places them on a special page with other archived photos.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Google Pixel 2 rumor round-up: Design, specs, and all we know thus far
Despite the availability issues, it's pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Google Pixel reportedly sells over 1 million phones
Google's flagship Android device has now sold over 1 million units based on downloads of an application exclusive to the device.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Google Pixel XL camera review
for its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets. the Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Google Pixel's low sales prove mindshare doesn't equal market share
If you look at the flagships the media loves to talk about, you may be inclined to believe that the Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the most popular high-end smartphones today. It is easy to think that when you have so many major outlets comparing them to the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ like they're in the same league somehow or as attractive to consumers.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Google Play is fighting an uphill battle against Android adware
Google hasn't yet removed all of the apps, which have as many as 6 million downloads.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Google Play may start blocking root users from accessing certain apps
The latest update for Netflix, which rolled out on Google Play a few days ago, raised a few eyebrows in the Android community by preventing users with rooted/unlocked devices to download the app from Google's official storefront.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Google Play Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold
Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Google Play's new Android Excellence collections highlight the very best in apps
What Google deems the cream of the crop
June 13, 2017
Read More


Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues
But we're still waiting for proper SMS support.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models
Developers can choose from several models that differ in the amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. The smallest model has 14 million "multiply and add operations" (MACs). Their largest model has 569 MACs. The more computations a model has to perform to predict the class of an image, the more battery power the phone uses.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Google releases June security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices
As expected, the next security update for the month of June is out, although Google usually pushes these patches slightly earlier. The June security patch is now available for all compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, so if you own one, you might want to check for a new update.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Google releases May Android security update; new Pixel and Nexus factory images available
Google has published details of its latest monthly Android security bulletin, and made new factory and OTA images available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Google says that all of the vulnerabilities disclosed in its latest bulletin were revealed to its partners on April 3, 2017 or earlier.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Google releases May security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices
The first day of May marks not just the beginning of the month, but also the release of the next security patch for Android devices. Google has just published the factory images and OTA files, which include the May security patch.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Google renames Android Device Manager as 'Find My Device'
Google's I/O developer conference is taking place this week in Mountain View, California, where the company has made a ton of announcements about its products and services. Among them was the launch of Google Play Protect, which is built into the Play Store, and designed to make Android's security features "more visible" to users.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google renames Android Device Manager to Find My Device
Google has showcased a number of major changes coming to Android at its I/O event yesterday, like Google Play Protect. It is designed to keep your smartphone safe using app usage analysis and machine learning, and includes a feature that many Android users are already familiar with.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google reportedly cancels Pixel XL 2 muskie in favor of larger phone
For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel phone lineup. Word was that there were direct sequels for the Pixel and Pixel XL as well as a third device with an even larger display than the original Pixel XL. Now, a report is claiming that Google has officially cut one of the models and will only move forward with two new Pixel phones.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar
A new feature rolling out to the Google app and mobile browsers will create a new interface that helps you find local events.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Google Takes Another Swing at Reviving Cheap Android Phones
Google is making another go at getting cheap Android phones to support its latest software, an attempt to lock more consumers in the developing world into the internet giant's services.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Google Tango review: Promising Google tech debuts on crappy Lenovo hardware
The 3D sensing abilities are exciting, but not fully baked yet.
December 25, 2016
Read More


Google unveils best Android apps selection of 2017 in its Play Awards winners
The Google Play Award picks the very best Android apps, according to Google itself, and the winners for best of 2017 have just been announced.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Google updates its support timeline for Pixel and Nexus devices
It appears that Google has updated its terms of support for its Nexus and Pixel devices. The firm now has times listed for when it will stop providing telephone and online services.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations
The first update to the Android app since January's redesign also brings the ability to toggle Do not Disturb and search for GIFs with Gboard.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Google Wallpapers just got a huge update with lots of new goodies
Not even a smiley face in the changelog, Google? Alright, that's fine. We're not mad.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble
The new Android O feature aims to make it easier for manufacturers to deliver timely OS updates to their phones.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google will bring ads and more e-commerce options to AI Assistant as part of monetization strategy
Google ads exec Sridhar Ramaswamy offered a look at the company's plans to profit from its free Google Assistant for smartphones and smart devices. Researching and developing a service like this is a huge undertaking, so it's only natural that Google will look for ways to monetize it without hampering the user experience.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Google will create custom emoji from your selfies in Allo
Users of Google Allo can now use selfies -- and a little AI jiggery-pokery -- to generate a custom set of emoji. Or, as Google puts it, users can now benefit from "Neural Network-Generated Illustrations in Allo."
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google will finally replace the terrible blob emoji with not-so-terrible ones in Android O
There are different styles of emoji, but none look as freaky and weird as Google's blobs. The Android emoji shaped like strange, thumb-people evoke the opposite of the cheerful feeling one gets when looking at other emoji. Not just that, they are completely misguiding: emojis sent from other platforms convey one feeling, and when you receive them on an Android device and see a completely different melted blob, you may simply fail to understand the message. The Android emoji are simply wrong.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google will review web apps that want access to its users' data
Based on a new risk assessment process, some apps that want to use Google's identity services might need to undergo a review
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google's Allo app has a new AI-powered illustrated selfie feature
It's not as simple as it looks.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Google's AMP now powers 2B+ mobile pages and 900K domains, loads 2x faster
As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content -- in competition with apps and other services like Facebook's Instant Articles -- the company is announcing some updates to AMP, its collaborative project to speed up mobile web pages.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google's Android O Beta Program is now live for supported devices
Google kicked off its I/O 2017 developer conference today, but while the keynote was going on, the Android O Beta Program quietly went live. There doesn't seem to be any actual builds available just yet, but it will likely come through later on today.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Android O Targets Battery Life, Likely With Mixed Results
Google launched the first beta for Android O yesterday, with a bevy of improvements and changes baked into the operating system. Like Apple, Google's OS launches go through their own cadence, with some operating systems delivering visible eye candy and visual enhancements, while other versions focus more on improving things under the hood. According to Google, Android O is more akin to the latter kind of update, with meaningful improvements to device security, battery life, and overall stability.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Google's Daydream strategy is getting the right kind of attention
Google is focused on a moving target in ways no other company seems prepared for right now.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Google's Fuchsia OS now has a UI for smartphones and tablets
Google has been quietly working on a new operating system called Fuchsia OS, that replaces the Linux kernel used in Android with one called Magenta. this open source OS has expanded from being just a command line to having an actual UI for smartphones and tablets. While Google hasn't revealed why Fuchsia exists, it is way too early to even speculate on Google's intentions for the future.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google's "Fuchsia' smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI
Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google's Instant Apps are now generally available to all Android developers
With Instant Apps, Google is trying to bridge the worlds of web and native apps by making native apps -- even those you haven't installed on your phone -- load as fast as a web page. The company first announced this project at its Google I/O developer conference last year and at this year's event -- but only made it available to a select number of developers until now.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo
Google launched Android to the public in 2008, and it has since grown to be the most popular operating system on the planet. Android is still growing and bringing Google services to more consumers than ever, but what comes after Android? Google isn't resting on its laurels -- last year the first open source bits of a new Google OS called Fuchsia appeared online.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google's mysterious new Fuchsia OS gets a user interface
New operating system's user interface is based on a card-based design for managing multiple apps, Ars Technica reports.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story
Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio
Google's next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren't expected to come out in a while, but that doesn't mean we can't get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench's database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Google's plan to make assistant actually useful
Released last year, Google Assistant hasn't really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it's been limited to just basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. But Google is trying to change that.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Play Console Dashboards help developers pinpoint problems with their apps
Google is helping developers get a better grip on problems with their apps thanks to new Play Console Dashboards. Launched on stage at Google I/O 2017, Play Console Dashboards essentially provide developers with the vital signs of their apps, helping to pinpoint problems with specific analytics.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Project Treble aims to make slow Android updates a thing of the past
Slow manufacturer updates are a huge problem for Android that doesn't really need an introduction at this point because everyone knows the drill. Google releases new Android Dessert. Anywhere between 3 months to a year later, the update has reached your phone, assuming it isn't older than, say, 18 months. it's not only manufacturers at fault, though. the multi-tiered Android update process is rather convoluted.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates
Google releases a new version of Android at least once a year, but the overwhelming majority of users won't see that update for many months--if they see the updates at all. Google's own Pixel and Nexus phones get the software quickly, but everyone else has to wait for multiple parties to do their part. Google is taking a big step toward rectifying Android's update woes with Project Treble. this is Google's attempt to modularize Android in order to make updates faster and maintain compatibility longer.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Google's "Project Treble' solves one of Android's many update roadblocks
Android's "Vendor Interface" will finally separate the OS from the hardware.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google's Project Treble will make Android updates faster for all devices
Google I/O is starting soon, but Google may have just pre-announced one of Android O's biggest changes.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Google's Smart Reply for Gmail may make automated replies sound less canned
Can't bother to reply? No worries, Gmail's Smart Reply will use machine learning to do it for you.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's super-smart Assistant lands on the iPhone!
Google I/O's opening keynote is ongoing and we have just gotten some exciting news about Google Assistant. Naturally, Google has been improving the AI over the past year, making it more context-oriented and more conversational, so that the user can naturally interact with it. Now, a large group of users, previously barred from using the Assistant will get access to it.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's SVP of Hardware: Pixel 2 smartphone coming later this year
It's no secret that most companies in the tech, and especially smartphone industry, follow a yearly cycle where an updated, new device is released roughly every 12 months. and Google seems determined to follow that same trend according to its SVP of hardware and creator of the Pixel smartphones, Rick Osterloh.
March 3, 2017
Read More


Google's 'taimen' smartphone -- what (little) we know so far
This time, we are talking about Google -- specifically the tech giant's upcoming phones. While we expected two new ones, like the company released last year, reports now indicate that a third phone could be in the works. and it already had a codename and everything. So what do we know so far?
March 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Voice-Activated Helpers Need More Assistance
All around us, people are getting habituated to digital helpers, often controlled by their voices. They talk to Apple Inc.'s Siri to transcribe a text message to Mom. Tonight, people will ask their Echo speakers powered by Amazon.com Inc.'s Alexa software to order pizza. Microsoft put its Cortana voice assistant into hundreds of millions of computers.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Google's Wallpapers app now offers even more free, high-res wallpapers
In case you didn't know, Google has its own Wallpaper app. Released last year, at about the same time with the Pixel and Pixel XL, the app is dubbed Google Wallpapers, and it's available for all Android devices.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Great new OnePlus 5 render shows off a bit more style, dual rear cameras
This is our best look yet at the OnePlus 5's hardware.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Great news for developers, less great for eager enthusiasts
Apple has done a great job working with all of the companies involved to make sure developers have the tools necessary to start testing VR apps and games for SteamVR on the Mac right now, and that's fantastic. Consumers, on the other hand, have quite a wait ahead unless you have an extra $5,000 lying around for the new iMac Pro.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Green Mountain Software Corporation
is one of the nation's most experienced mobile computing software development firms. we consistently deliver groundbreaking work for clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to innovative start-ups.
Provides a Service
Read More


Growing crop of Nexus 6P users report serious battery drop-off issues
Many are claiming sudden shut-downs at random intervals, even when the battery indicator is over 50 percent.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Misc. - H

Hacker Uses Printed Photo, Contact Lens To Trick Samsung S8 Iris Scanner
Weeks after a security researcher demonstrated how he could fool the facial recognition software in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone with a digital photo, someone else has managed to hoodwink the phone, this time by tricking the phone's iris scanner with a printed picture and a contact lens.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises
For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it's "really you' attempting to unlock it. For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Halide: The latest camera app you'll want to start shooting with ASAP!
What is Halide and why is everyone all over the internet talking about it?
June 1, 2017
Read More


Handling Android Things Peripheral Events
Android Things apps have to communicate with an astounding array of peripheral devices, from buttons, temperature readers, and speakers, to handheld GPSes. Google's Peripheral Driver Library simplifies the integration of these hardware components into your Android Things apps.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Has Samsung definitively fixed the battery issue that haunted them last year?
Last fall, we heard almost every day about a battery inside of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding or catching on fire. This resulted in the eventual recall of the phablet, and Samsung's name was dragged through the mud. In order to make sure that this would not happen again, the company commissioned a thorough investigation of the incidents involving the phablet. Among the changes made is the addition of an 8-step test that every battery goes through just to confirm that there is nothing wrong with the power source.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Heads Up: Everything you need to know!
What's Heads Up!? and why should I download it?
May 26, 2017
Read More


Hell freezes over (again): iTunes coming to Windows Store
In a brief and, frankly, exceedingly unexpected announcement during its day two Build 2017 keynote, Microsoft announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store. that means anyone who buys a Windows 10 S PC, which is restricted to running apps from the Windows Store, will still be able to access Apple's full iTunes experience.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Hell freezes over: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store
Yes, you did read that correctly. Today at Build Microsoft announces that iTunes is going to appear in the Windows Store by the end of the year. Apple and Microsoft playing ball together like this is a pretty rare occurrence.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plots its grand comeback
Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Here are five paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time
Even if an iOS app normally costs an arm and a leg, you never know when it might end up free for a limited time, like the rest of the apps on this morning's list. and when we say "free for a limited time," it means that if you see something that you like, you better grab it now before it is too late.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Here are the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S8+ and its Exynos 8895 chipset
In completely unsurprising news, the first benchmarks of the international variant of the Galaxy S8+ may have just hit the web, courtesy of benchmarking tool Geekbench's database. Seriously, Samsung, get your leaks under control. Still, this is also possibly the first benchmark we have of the Exynos 8895 chipset, and the results are certainly promising.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Here are the top 5 selling smartphones in Q1 2017 (hint: Apple takes the crown)
Research firm Strategy Analytics today released a report concerning the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017 (January - March).
May 10, 2017
Read More


Here is how much Google pays to those who find Android security holes
Do you know that you can get paid for finding security issues in Android? It is basically what Google offers with its Android Security Rewards (ASR) program, launched about two years ago. Rewards vary wildly depending on the nature of the vulnerability discovered, but Google says the average compensation paid to individuals is $2,150 for every valid claim they make, and dozens of researchers have received payments of $10,000 or more over the last two years. In total, over $1,5 million have been paid so far to teams and individuals contributing with vulnerability reports.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Here is the list of Apple devices that will get iOS 11
We already know what enhancements iOS 11 is going to bring. We also know that it is coming in the fall of this year, presumably around the launch of the next iPhone models. What we have't yet discussed, however, is which of the existing iPhone and iPad models are going to get the iOS 11 update, so let us now shed some light on the matter.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Here is why the Essential Phone exists: 6 principles that make it different from others
In a world of tens, if not hundred of great devices, the announcement of the Essential Phone, the first handset from the namesake company conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin himself, will feel like one of many in just a few days.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Here's a scratch, burn, and bend test of the... original Apple iPhone
In case you find bend and scratch test interesting, then you've definitely stumbled upon some of Zack Nelson's videos on the JerryRigEverything channel.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Here's another look at Fuchsia, Google's other operating system
Back in August of last year, reports emerged that Google was working on a brand-new OS codenamed Fuchsia, which would run on computers, phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Now, we're getting another peek at the operating system, complete with placeholder graphics.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Here's how Android O will bring better battery life, strengthened security, app stability improvements
Android may be the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but it is not known as the most secure one. Or as the most responsive or most stable OS, for that matter. Google seems to be well aware of that, which is why with Android O, we're promised to see improvements in areas with key importance to what Google calls Android's Vitals: security, stability, and battery life.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Here's how Apple can take iOS to 11 (not sorry!)
Eleven ways Apple could take iOS to 11. Seriously.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Here's how Apple is making iMessage take on Facebook Messenger bots
Facebook Messenger gets a new formidable rival
June 9, 2017
Read More


Here's how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future
TensorFlow is going on a diet to optimize for smartphones and other lightweight devices
May 18, 2017
Read More


Here's how secret voice commands could hijack your smartphone
A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say
July 7, 2016
Read More


Here's how secret voice commands in YouTube videos could hijack your smartphone
A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say
July 7, 2016
Read More


Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017
Now that we've gotten a good look at the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, we think the Pixel 2 can still be the phone to beat. Here's what it needs.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Here's how to pay for things with your smartphone
Who needs cash or cards?
May 24, 2017
Read More


Here's how to use FreeTime, Amazon's answer to Google's Family Link parental control app
Previously only available on Amazon devices, the FreeTime app for Android lets parents control what their kids can see on their phones and how long they can use them.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Here's how to use the Edge panel on the Galaxy S8
What's that little tab that lives on your Samsung smartphone's home screen? We'll show you how to use it, customize it, and remove it altogether.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Here's how you can edit roads right in Google Maps
The new feature in the Android app and on the web isn't so easy to find.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Here's Our First Look at Android Creator Andy Rubin's Super Hyped Secret Mystery Smartphone
After months of speculation, the creator of Android, Andy Rubin, is finally showing off his company's new products. Since leaving Google in October 2014, he has been working tirelessly on launching a smartphone that he claims could shakeup the tech industry.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Here's what our favorite apps might have looked like in an alternate, brutalist reality
As far as contemporary app design goes, we as species have much to be thankful for. The successful dodging of the "brutalism" bullet is something that's making our daily interactions with our smartphone mostly a pleasant endeavor, thanks to the minimalism of iOS and Google's Material Design looks. Both look modern, fresh, and are as appealing as they come.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Here's what it took to break the LG G6's screen
We dropped the G6 from different heights onto some rough surfaces and discovered that not all the glass is made equal on this phone.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do
10 tips to master your Google-powered device.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Hidden tricks you didn't know your iPhone could do
10 Features to Keep In Mind.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Hitman Has a new App, and His 6Th Elusive Target Has a Twin
Seeing double.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Hive dropping its Windows phone app for a web replacement
If you're using a Windows phone to help control your Hive based home then this information isn't going to be particularly welcome. the British Gas-owned company is emailing its customers using the app to let them know it's being dropped.
May 9, 2017
Read More


HMD confirms all Nokia smartphones will get the Android O update
Finnish company HMD Global confirmed earlier this week that all three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 will make their debut on the market by the end of June.
June 1, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Honor 5X Marshmallow update with EMUI 4.0 now rolling out
The Honor 5X is now receiving its Marshmallow update which also brings EMUI 4.0 along with it. as you'd expect, Marshmallow brings great new features like Doze, enhanced permission controls, now on Tap and more to the phone, but that isn't all.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Honor 6X finally gets its Android Nougat update, EMUI 5.0 included
Honor USA just informed us that, starting today, May 2, it's rolling out an official Android Nougat update to its 6X smartphone.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Honor 6X Gets Android 7.0 Nougat Upgrade
Great news! Honor will begin its rollout of the EMUI 5.0 update for all its Honor 6X users in Malaysia starting today. This update coupled with Android Nougat 7.0 aims to bring a new and improved experience to the Honor 6X.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Honor 6X is getting an interface makeover with its Nougat update
The latest software rollout includes all the features of Android 7.0 Nougat, as well as the revamped EMUI 5.0.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Honor 6X to receive Nougat update sometime in March
The Honor 6X is soon getting the update it needed from day one.
February 3, 2017
Read More


Honor 8 to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in Feb 2017
Something Nougat this way comes.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Honor 9 announcement date set for June 27, press invite teases dual-camera setup for low-light photography
The Honor 9 will be announced on June 27th, if the latest leak for the device is anything to go by. Today, reliable tipster Roland Quandt uploaded an image which could very well be the official press invite for an Honor event scheduled to take place on the above date in Berlin.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Honor 9 is the sum of many incremental upgrades, and that's just fine
The biggest upgrades in this year's Honor flagship will be software, camera, and audio.
June 15, 2017
Read More


House committee urges Congress to pass Stingray surveillance legislation
A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.
December 19, 2016
Read More


How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android
Apps sometimes can misbehave. If it happens to you, here's something to try.
May 23, 2017
Read More


How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone
FAQ: Apple's newest iPhone software attempts to move the world out of the JPEG era. CNET decodes the technology.
June 16, 2017
Read More


How do apps work on Samsung DeX?
A full-featured desktop operating system embedded into your smartphone? it's nearly possible with Samsung DeX.
May 16, 2017
Read More


How do you listen to music on your phone?
There are plenty of ways to listen to music with your phone. Here's how we do it.
June 9, 2017
Read More


How do you take and edit pictures with your phone? [Roundtable]
There's more to taking a great pic that mashing the shutter button. Here's how we do it.
June 16, 2017
Read More


How Google injects speed into the mobile web
A technology called progressive web apps is making websites less pokey on your phone. It's proving its worth with Twitter and Lancome.
May 17, 2017
Read More


How Google's Project Treble will help fix one of Android's oldest problems
How Google can build one update that works everywhere.
May 12, 2017
Read More


How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger
One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.
May 25, 2017
Read More


How IoT is Hastening the 10G Transition
All sorts of devices that previously existed in isolation are getting connected to networks as part of the Internet of Things. No business can escape the looming demands on the network and the key will be to make the transition to 10 Gigabit (10G) LAN connectivity.
July 7, 2016
Read More


How many Pixels has Google actually sold?
The sales numbers remain a mystery to all of us, though there are a few theories floating around.
June 13, 2017
Read More


How Samsung's LTE Innovations Are Enhancing Public Safety Communications
As a leading Public Safety LTE (PS-LTE) solution provider, Samsung Electronics has, in the past few years, concentrated on innovating to provide reliable wireless communications in response to the growing global demand for public safety networks.
May 29, 2017
Read More


How the iPhone could save mobile AR from Facebook and Snapchat
Will Apple make augmented reality more useful than simply a digital Halloween costume shop?
May 4, 2017
Read More


How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
It was the year the of Pokemon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.
December 28, 2016
Read More


How to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to share your status with everyone and their friends, you have the ability to decide which posts are public and which are private in the settings section of the Facebook app.
May 29, 2017
Read More


How to bulk delete images from your iPhone
Deleting hundred of images on your iPhone by tapping individual pictures is tedious. Chris Breen offers a couple of techniques for doing the job quickly.
May 30, 2017
Read More


How to buy a song you like from Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad
Want to purchase a song you love listening to on Apple Music? It's trickier than I'd like, but doable.
June 2, 2017
Read More


How to buy and read e-books in Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update
How do I download and read e-books on my Windows phone?
May 29, 2017
Read More


How to cancel your Google play Music subscription
Here's how you can cancel your Google play Music subscription
May 2, 2017
Read More


How to choose the right smartphone for you
Make Sense of Operating Systems, Specs, and More
May 4, 2017
Read More


How to clean and disinfect your Android smartphone
Regardless of the Android phone you're carrying, make sure it's clean enough for you -- and your loved ones, too.
May 5, 2017
Read More


How to clean and disinfect your iPhone
The world is gross. You're a little gross. But that's okay, because there are a few easy things you can do to keep yourself and your tech sanitized on the go.
May 5, 2017
Read More


How to create your own HomeKit-enabled accessories
Hey Siri, control my HomeKit-enabled coffee maker!
June 7, 2017
Read More


How to customize Hello Bixby on the Galaxy S8
Make the most of Hello Bixby with a little customization.
May 26, 2017
Read More


How to disable those pesky open Wi-Fi notifications on your Android device
We've all seen it - that one pesky notification that pops up when open Wi-Fi networks are available in your immediate vicinity.
May 2, 2017
Read More


How to disable Windows Phone notifications in Windows 10 PC
If you own a Windows Phone, you'll be able to see its notifications on your PC when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update releases on August 2nd. If you don't want to wait, you can preview the Notification Mirroring feature with recent builds from the Windows Insider Program. While it can be useful to many people, I don't like my PC getting bombarded with notifications from my phone.
July 7, 2016
Read More


How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from the iOS 11 beta
Want to roll your iPhone back to iOS 10.3.2? Here's how.
June 6, 2017
Read More


How to download and install iOS 10.3.2 on your iPhone or iPad
How do I install iOS 10.3.2? Here's how!
May 15, 2017
Read More


How to find great deals and discounts on Android and iOS apps
Name someone who doesn't like deals, we'll wait! Getting a quality or, in all honesty, any paid app on the cheap is one of life's little pleasures.
June 1, 2017
Read More


How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature
A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.
June 8, 2017
Read More


How to fix Galaxy S8 battery life problems
Battery life on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is actually pretty good -- but it can always be better.
June 5, 2017
Read More


How to get a Linux terminal on Android
The Linux terminal comes to Android with the help of a simple, easy-to-use app called Termux. Here's how to install and use Termux to give your Android a taste of Linux.
July 7, 2016
Read More


How to Get Early Access to new iOS and Android Features
Whether you've picked an Android or Apple smartphone, there is an official beta program you can sign up for that will give you a sneak preview of upcoming features in return for one or two bugs. Here's how to sign up and sign out of the iOS and Android beta tests.
December 21, 2016
Read More


How to get the Android O beta 3 on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)
Here's how to get the Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel device.
June 8, 2017
Read More


How to grow your app
The app ecosystem is strong and growing. by 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars (App Annie). Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time (Marketing Land); 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps (AdWeek).
December 25, 2016
Read More


How to improve Alexa's voice recognition
It's time to send Alexa to voice training school.
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to install the latest Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel phone
If you want to check out the newest Android O features before they're officially released to the public, here's how to do it.
May 18, 2017
Read More


How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad
AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
May 9, 2017
Read More


How to Keep Web Browsing Private on your iPhone and iPad
The U.S. Congress recently made it legal for your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to track and sell information about what you do online. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep secure your email and maintain your web browsing privacy.
May 15, 2017
Read More


How to keep your smartphone cool during the hot summer months
Sun's out, the smartphone's out. But don't forget that in addition to slathering on the sunscreen, you'll have to keep your phone protected, too.
June 14, 2017
Read More


How to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once
How do you can listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Easily, but you'll need a family plan!
May 15, 2017
Read More


How to make a backup of any app installed on your phone
Finding old versions of apps can be tough, but backing them up yourself isn't!
May 9, 2017
Read More


How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo
The latest update lets you create stickers in your likeness and send them to your friends.
May 12, 2017
Read More


How to Make Android and Windows Play Nicely Together
Microsoft doesn't have a viable mobile platform of its own, so it's become a prolific developer of its services to Android and iOS.
May 22, 2017
Read More


How to Make Web Browsing on an Android Device More Secure
American citizens can now have their online activities tracked by their ISP (Internet Service Provider) and that information sold, thanks to a decision made last month by the U.S. Congress. There are some steps Android users can take to protect their privacy, however.
May 15, 2017
Read More


How to make your Android phone and iPad play nice
How can I use my Android phone with my iPad?
May 24, 2017
Read More


How to manage and use iOS Notifications
Making Notifications Great Again
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to manage iCloud Photo Sharing
How can I manage my iCloud Photo Sharing settings, notifications, and so much more?
May 18, 2017
Read More


How to master Google Photos
Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google's great service
June 9, 2017
Read More


How to move apps to your SD card on the Galaxy S8
Save some internal storage by moving apps to your SD card.
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to move your data from a Windows phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
May 22, 2017
Read More


How to move your Gear VR game saves to a new phone
Save your Gear VR progress when moving between Samsung Galaxy devices!
May 1, 2017
Read More


How to play FLAC files on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11
You'll soon be able to play FLAC files on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11!
June 6, 2017
Read More


How to prepare your Galaxy S8 for Google Daydream
The countdown to Daydream through a Galaxy S8 has begun, are you ready?
May 23, 2017
Read More


How to quickly calculate a tip on your iPhone
Learn how you can use Siri or the iPhone Calculator app to quickly add a tip to a bill.
May 8, 2017
Read More


How to quickly hide alerts from specific chats in Messages
Are you part of a Messages group conversation that is a little too chatty? You can hide alerts and check at your leisure. In iOS 11, you can do it with just a swipe!
June 9, 2017
Read More


How to record the screen of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11
Thanks to iOS 11, Apple's mobile operating system will finally support native screen recording. You will be able to easily record easily comprehensive guides for your not so tech-savvy friends or family or capture your gaming achievements on video.
June 6, 2017
Read More


How to recover deleted files
Don't panic--you can get them back
May 30, 2017
Read More


How to Run Google Assistant on Android Things Using the Any Voice Kit
In partnership with Google, AIY Projects recently launched a Raspberry Pi-based Voice Kit that provides an interface to Cloud services, such as the Cloud Speech API and new Google Assistant SDK. On their part, Google released a special Android Things Developer Preview 3.1 build for Raspberry Pi 3 to support the Voice Kit.
June 14, 2017
Read More


How to save on mobile plans: Look beyond the Big Four carriers
If you're fed up with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, there are plenty of smaller carriers to choose from. We look at some alternatives.
June 7, 2017
Read More


How to scale the LG G6 display for apps and games that don't fit in 18:9
LG got none other but the inventor of the 2:1 format on stage during the G6 unveiling to explain why it comes with a screen in the unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio. When LG announced this brand new 5.7" display panel with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, we thought "Oh, that's just LG being LG, they are always doing something with modular phones or extra ticker screens like on the V-series, so that might be it."
March 17, 2017
Read More


How to send a voice message with Amazon Alexa
You can now send messages through Alexa using just your voice, but there are some caveats.
May 31, 2017
Read More


How to set reminders and update to-do lists with Siri
"Hey Siri, add paper towels to the shopping list" is one of those things that makes you feel like you're living in the future.
May 2, 2017
Read More


How to set up Samsung's Secure Folder on the Galaxy S8
Secure Folder makes it easy to keep your stuff where only you can get to it.
May 24, 2017
Read More


How to shoot smoke bomb photography with your iPhone!
Looking to shoot some stellar #smokebomb photos but don't have a fancy DSLR camera? Never fear -- your iPhone has you covered!
May 26, 2017
Read More


How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans
Want to add more devices (or people) to your Apple Music subscription? Here's the deal.
May 22, 2017
Read More


How to switch from Windows Phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to sync past events in your Calendar on your iPhone and Mac
To keep a proper record of your calendar, you need to adjust a setting in iOS.
May 23, 2017
Read More


How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8
MIUI 8 offers plenty of ways to take a screenshot.
December 22, 2016
Read More


How to take a screenshot on the LG G6
The LG G6 is the first of a new breed of phones: full-screen, nearly bezel-less designs that make the most of the space that is on the device.
March 17, 2017
Read More


How to take great product photos with your iPhone
Taking pictures of your used stuff to sell online takes some technique, but it doesn't have to be hard or expensive.
June 1, 2017
Read More


How to track your Android phone
How do I track my Android phone? There are quite a few tools at your disposal.
July 7, 2016
Read More


How to turn off Galaxy Apps notifications on the Galaxy S8
No, I don't want to hear about your promotions.
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus home screen
With a big display comes a home screen that can switch modes.
May 29, 2017
Read More


How to turn off screen overlay on Samsung Galaxy S8
It's an odd warning message, but it's fixable.
June 12, 2017
Read More


How to uninstall Gear VR apps
Uninstalling Gear VR apps is easy from within the Oculus app.
June 7, 2017
Read More


How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster
The Google-powered tool can pull up messages, emails, calls, and other details more rapidly than just fumbling through your phone's apps.
June 7, 2017
Read More


How to use Apple Pay without a credit card
Did you know you can use Apple Pay, even if you don't want to use a physical credit or debit card? Here's how!
May 11, 2017
Read More


How to use GIPHY to turn GIFs into Live Photos
Want to learn how to turn GIFs into Live Photos using GIPHY? it's easy! Here's how.
May 16, 2017
Read More


How to use Instant Markup in iOS 11
The iPad has a cool new feature in iOS 11 that makes it possible to access and mark up screenshots immediately after you take one.
June 8, 2017
Read More


How to use Media Volume Sync on the Galaxy S8
Bluetooth volume can be a little odd.
May 2, 2017
Read More


How to use Multi Window on the Samsung Galaxy S8
Make the most out of the Galaxy S8 screen with Multi Window mode.
May 10, 2017
Read More


How to use one-handed mode on the Galaxy S8
Not everyone has the same sized hands.
May 2, 2017
Read More


How to use Samsung Health to train for a 5k or 10k run
Go from couch to 5k with the help of Samsung Health.
May 17, 2017
Read More


How to use the blue light filter on the Galaxy S8
In lieu of turning off our screens altogether, we're focusing on limiting blue light.
May 4, 2017
Read More


How to use the Calculator app on iPhone
Whether you need to add or subtract, the Calculator app's got your back.
May 4, 2017
Read More


How to use Windows 10 Mobile's View 3D app
How do you use the View 3D app in Windows 10 Mobile?
June 7, 2017
Read More


How will iMessage payments stack up to Square Cash and Venmo?
Apple's peer-to-peer network already exists, and it's called iMessage
June 8, 2017
Read More


How your iPhone could know when you're in a moving car
A new iOS 11 feature aims to curb distracted driving
June 7, 2017
Read More


HPE merges IT, OT with Edgeline software platform to crunch IoT data
At the Discover conference, HPE unveils its Edgeline Services Platform and related apps
June 7, 2017
Read More


HTC 10 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
while others wait, the U.S. unlocked HTC 10 has Android 7.0.
December 22, 2016
Read More


HTC celebrates 20 years of innovation by looking back and looking ahead
Days after introducing its latest phone, the U11, HTC released a video that celebrates its 20 years in the competitive business of manufacturing mobile devices. Because the company often built handsets for other firms, you might not have realized that HTC was involved in the production of many game changing smartphones.
May 19, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


HTC Desire 530 is coming to the U.S.
Will the $179 mid-ranger make as much of a splash as its paint scheme? That's the question.
July 7, 2016
Read More


HTC is learning a tough lesson in mobilizing a fan community to fight U11 reviews
This may not be as bad as first thought, but HTC should know better than this.
June 5, 2017
Read More


HTC launches U11 flagship smartphone
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC today launched it latest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. the new model's stand-out features is called Edge Sense. It lets you squeeze the phone's edge in order to execute specific actions, for example take a picture.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US
HTC launched the first two Android smartphones as part of a close partnership with Google back in 2008 and 2009, and for a time it was one of the top Android device makers. It was later eclipsed by Samsung, LG, and more recently Chinese firms like Huawei. After struggling recently, analysts at BayStreet Research are now predicting HTC won't even bother to launch a flagship smartphone in the US next year. the rationale for this prediction is surprisingly believable.
December 20, 2016
Read More


HTC One M8 engineering prototype in Matte Black surfaces out of nowhere
You never know when some relics of the past will rear their heads, and in what ways. The HTC One (M8) was among 2014's most likeable phones, a quality successor to the revered HTC One that tried to make a case for dual cameras years before they become sort-of mainstream. It didn't succeed, as the technology hadn't come to frution at the time. All that duo cam setup managed to deliver was a decent bokeh.
May 30, 2017
Read More


HTC One M9 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T
It appears that AT&T is one of the last major carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9. T-Mobile and Sprint have already pushed out the update months ago, not to mention that the unlocked models have been upgraded to Nougat early this year.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC posts revenue decline for April as its U phones failed to catch on
HTC hasn't shared its financial results for the first quarter, but it published its revenue for April and things aren't looking up. the company sees a 9% decrease in revenue, with a 6% drop in total revenue year-over-year. this is an indicator that sales of HTC's newest smartphones, the U Ultra and the U Play, came lower than expected.
May 8, 2017
Read More


HTC promises "swag" in exchange for positive U11 publicity to VIP community members
Say you're a phone manufacturer in pretty bad financial trouble, but you've just released a flagship which desperately needs promoting. What do you do -- do you produce an expensive, risky marketing campaign, or do you simply get your community to do it for you on the cheap? Well if you're HTC, it's the latter, it seems: a recent post to HTC elevate, an official, invite-only community for HTC fans, calls on its members to defend the U11 in comment sections and on social media, in exchange for "swag".
June 5, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 arrives at GFXBench, stays long enough to drop off latest specs
With the HTC U 11 expected to be unveiled on May 16th, we already have an idea of what to expect from the phone specs-wise. of course, it is always interesting to see what specs pop up on the benchmark sites. the HTC U 11 already appeared on Geekbench at the end of last month; exactly a month before that, it was featured on AnTuTu. Today, HTC's next flagship phone surfaced on GFXBench.
May 10, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 debuts in India with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for a sensible $800
HTC is back to winning ways with the U11.
June 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 first camera comparison versus the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6
After making weird and not-at-all successful experiments with smartphone cameras in the past, HTC is making sure its new flagship does not skimp in this vital area. the HTC U 11 arrives with a 12MP main camera that has a really large F1.7 aperture, DualPixel autofocus, 1.4μm pixels that sound rather promising for low-light performance, and optical image stabilization as a cherry on top. you read that right, there is no laser autofocus aboard as HTC has opted for the DualPixel autofocusing technology.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 first promo videos are out, watch them here
So, the HTC U 11 is finally official, and it's a beautiful piece of glossy, deeply reflective hardware. as expected, the new phone carried on and evolved the design language of the HTC U Ultra to become one of 2017's shiniest flagships.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 gets a big first update, but the changelog is nowhere to be found
HTC's new squeezable flagship, the U11, is getting its very first update. Coming in as version 1.11.617.3, the patch weighs in at the rather massive 1.9GB.
June 14, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 gets a brand new UltraPixel 3 camera: here is what has changed
The HTC UltraPixel branding has been around for quite some time now -- since 2013, to be exact, when it made its debut on the striking HTC One. It was an unorthodox approach, to say the least, relying on less megapixels, but greater pixel size to supposedly deliver better photos.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 gets both Google and Alexa in select markets; phone has IP67 certification
The HTC U 11 has finally been introduced, and fans of the manufacturer will be ecstatic to find out that HTC's next flagship will feature the water resistance that they have been begging for. During this morning's unveiling of the phone, HTC announced that the U 11 has an IP67 certification rating. that means that the unit can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 is a new flagship smartphone that doesn't suck
HTC today finally unveils a high-end Android smartphone that you might actually want to buy. it's called the U 11 and it comes with pretty much everything you can expect in a flagship in 2017, save for that awkward, tall display that you see on rivals like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 is dead on arrival
This company, HTC, was once at the forefront of mobile tech innovation, and only one of three companies that managed to make any kind of profit on Android -- an achievement in itself. Now, with those beautiful times long behind it, it's desperately trying not to drown in the vast ocean of the mobile industry.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 is now shipping in the US, also available at Sprint and Amazon
Ready to squeeze an HTC U11? Well, if you have pre-ordered one in the US, you are about to get it soon because HTC's latest flagship is finally shipping. And demand for it seems to be exceeding what HTC can supply, seeing that at HTC.com, the smartphone is now out of stock, with new shipments expected in two to four weeks.
June 9, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 may get two more major updates beyond Android O
Officially announced a couple of days ago, the HTC U 11 will be released in the US (and other markets) in early June, coming with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
May 18, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 price, release date and carrier availability
The HTC U 11 is the company's most important phone for 2017: it is the flagship model, the one packed with the most powerful hardware and the best of HTC innovation and design. we have already got plentiful coverage of the HTC U11: you can see our official news covering the details, our hands-on impressions with the device and a separate article focusing on the innovative Squeeze functionality and its inner workings.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 receives "3C" certification in China; compulsory test makes sure products are safe to use
Forewarned is forearmed they say, which is why certification labs exist around the world. These places take consumer devices and put them through a series of tough tests that replicate years of usage. this way, if a particular product is a fire hazard, or is likely to give someone a shock, manufacturers can be alerted by having the product fail the test. In China, every product imported, distributed or sold in the country must go through similar testing to receive its China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C).
May 11, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun
The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.
June 9, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 review: A fragile, squeezable flagship
Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.
June 8, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 review: Back in the running
HTC needs something to get it back in the conversation with today's flagships.
May 26, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn't HTC's real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a "good" 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren't exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. and this isn't just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining -- these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we've been seeing recently.
May 15, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 size comparison versus the Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, iPhone 7, OnePlus 3T, and Sony XZ Premium
HTC just unveiled its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11, a phone that's just begging to be squeezed!
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 takes top spot in DxOMark Mobile ranking
With an overall score of 90, the newly announced HTC U 11 is the highest-rated smartphone camera ever tested by DxO and has taken the top-spot in the DxOMark Mobile ranking from the Google Pixel.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 unboxing and first look!
So, the HTC U11 has been announced. The company's 2017 flagship is super-shiny, houses the Sense Companion AI assistant, hums with the latest-and-greatest in smartphone hardware, and can launch apps for you with just a squeeze.
May 19, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


HTC U 11 versus Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!
In case you've missed the news, the HTC's U 11 flagship is now official.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 versus HTC 10: the new features
Part of the reason why the pair didn't enjoy a lot of limelight was the fact that it came out packing Snapdragon's last year flagship CPU, when people were getting excited for the brand new, more powerful, and more battery-friendly Snapdragon 835.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 versus HTC U Ultra: what are the differences?
So, earlier this year, HTC announced a high-end smartphone -- the HTC U Ultra. It was a weird time to announce a top-tier handset -- it was right after the holiday season, meaning people have already done their shopping for the months to come, and just before Qualcomm started mass-producing its latest-and-greatest chipset -- the Snapdragon 835. So, the U Ultra is a 2017 smartphone with the top-shelf hardware of 2016, which is a bit of a weird call.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more
A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. the phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube.
May 15, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording, new video teaser suggests
HTC wants us to get excited about its upcoming flagship smartphone - the HTC U 11. the handset will be officially announced next week, on May 16, but, before that, HTC released a new video teaser to keep our interest piqued.
May 11, 2017
Read More


HTC U 11's Edge Sense squeeze feature: useful or gimmick?
Today, HTC announced its 2017 flagship -- the HTC U11. with a marketing campaign spearheaded by the slogan "Squeeze for the brilliant', we had to wonder "What is this all about?'.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC U Ultra review: a beautiful group of questionable decisions
In a market filled with great high-end phones and tons of up-and-coming prospects at lower prices, the HTC U Ultra is unable to live up to its bloated price tag.
March 17, 2017
Read More


HTC unveils 'squeezy' water-resistant U 11 flagship with Snapdragon 835, priced at $649
In mid-January, HTC unveiled a new flagship phone, the U Ultra, featuring a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and dual displays, similar to the LG V10 and V20. a day later, the company said that it was significantly reducing the size of its product range in 2017, and ruled out launching a 'HTC 11' to succeed the 10.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support
The U 11 has a stunning "liquid" body, and features Edge Sense, which lets you launch various apps with a squeeze of your hand.
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC will launch a mobile version of the Vive this year
HTC will design and release a mobile VR solution this year.
February 15, 2017
Read More


HTC's 2017 flagship U 11 woos audiophiles and bundles Alexa
But is it enough?
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC's low-end, micro-splashed Desire 530 is coming to the US this month
$179 unlocked
July 7, 2016
Read More


HTC's slick, budget-friendly Desire 530 is heading stateside
Like most of the company's phones, the Desire 530 looks slick. It sports a trim 8.3mm profile and has a thin bezel on either side of its screen. on the back you'll find what HTC calls a "multi splash" design -- it looks like spots of paint on a blank canvas (which is much nicer than it sounds).
July 7, 2016
Read More


HTC's Squishy new Phone Has all the Things--Even Alexa
Imagine You're HTC. you were once atop the smartphone heap, making some of the best-designed and most impressive Android devices on the planet. Life was so exciting! Then everyone else kept improving, and you didn't. Samsung, and Apple, and Xiaomi, and Oppo, and, well, just about everybody passed you by. You're trying to get back into the game. what do do you?
May 16, 2017
Read More


HTC's streetwear-inspired budget phone arrives in the US
An unlocked Desire 530 will set you back $179.
July 7, 2016
Read More


HTCdev
Time to unleash your brilliance. HTC is constantly pushing to create the ultimate experience for developers. now you can access the tools you need to make great things happen.
Provides Information
Read More


Huawei claims to have surpassed Apple in global sales volume last December
Over the last year, the Chinese phone-maker has buzzing about its intentions to top both Samsung and Apple as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer as quickly as possible, and the latest sales data may be a sign of things to come. However, since sales numbers on a monthly basis are hard to accurately calculate, Huawei's claims may not be completely representative of reality.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Huawei debuts Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus with 20MP front-facing camera
Huawei has been on a roll lately, offering a wide variety of handsets for the first half of 2017. Now, the firm has announced its latest entries, the Nova 2 and the Nova 2 Plus.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Huawei expands its tablet portfolio with the MediaPad M3 Lite 10
Huawei continues to compete in the tablet market even though the segment considerably dropped in sales in the last few years. The MediaPad series is Huawei's leading tablet line, and one of the most popular launched by the Chinese company.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Huawei Honor 8 Pro review:
Near-flagship quality without the flagship price
May 3, 2017
Read More


Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap
And it's under £500...
May 22, 2017
Read More


Huawei Honor 8: Impressive, but lacks appeal [Review]
The Honor 8 Pro is the latest premium smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, best known as an offshoot of tech titan Huawei.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Huawei Honor 9 officially here with 12MP and 20MP dual cameras
Huawei, the world's third-largest phone maker, gives its Honor brand a refresh with the Honor 9, in the hopes of proving once again that a midrange phone can handle modern features like a dual camera setup.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Huawei is rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to the Honor 6X
Huawei is continuing its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to more devices today, as the update is now being pushed to the Honor 6X. While the device itself was announced back in October, Android 7.0 was released last August, making it almost nine months old.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Huawei missed memo that PC's dead -- so here are three new notebooks
Touchscreens? Who needs 'em?
May 24, 2017
Read More


Huawei P9, P9 Plus shipments exceed the 10 million mark
The P9 is Huawei's first flagship series to cross the 10 million mark.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Huawei P10 unofficially available in the U.S. for $532
Huawei's newest flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus haven't been officially introduced in the United States, and the situation will probably never change in the near future.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Huawei threatened with UK sales ban unless it pays royalties to patent troll
A raging patent battle between Huawei, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and a US data software firm called Unwired Planet has resulted in a surprising ruling against the former, who has been threatened to face a sales ban in the United Kingdom, lest it not pay royalties for global sales of its devices.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Huawei unveils a new MateBook series powered by Windows 10
Today, Huawei introduced a trio of new, beautifully designed MateBook Windows 10 PCs, built for you to stay connected and work on-the-go.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Hundreds of Android Apps Silently Track Users with Ultrasounds
Researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany discovered that many Android applications have used ultrasonic beacons to track users without their knowledge.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Misc. - I

I rooted my Nexus 5X for themes, and here's what I learned
Believe it or not, I like simple.
July 7, 2016
Read More


iCloud in iOS 11 FAQ: Everything you need to know!
Apple's planning some changes to iCloud with iOS 11.
June 7, 2017
Read More


iCloud versus iTunes backups, government demands, your privacy, and a plea for optional encryption
Apple's latest privacy report shows that if protecting your data is your primary concern, go Galactica and keep your backups offline.
May 24, 2017
Read More


ICO seizes phones and computers in nuisance call scam raids
Probe into theft of personal info from car repair centres
June 9, 2017
Read More


IEEE Gives Bluetooth Version Thumbs Up
The global standards body approves 802.15.1, a standard adapted from the Bluetooth specification. the Premier Event for Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.
Provides Information
Read More


If you still want to buy Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL in the UK, you can get one now for £275
Two weeks ago, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of the company's entire range of Lumia Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the UK. all four handsets are coming to the end of their retail lives, and all unlocked models of the phones also sold out on the company's US store this week.
December 28, 2016
Read More


If you're buying Beauty and the Beast, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere
Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney's are not.
June 6, 2017
Read More


iFixit ranks repairability of 2016 flagships, LG G5 comes out on top
The LG G5 received the repair-friendly score of 8/10.
December 23, 2016
Read More


IHS: Chinese OLED makers ship over a million panels in Q3 2016
IHS says that combine OLED shipments from all active Chinese OLED makers reached over a 1.4 million panels in Q3 2016 . this is still small relative to Samsung's capacity (which made around 70 million panels in the quarter) but a step forward for these companies.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Images said to be of new iPhone show off large display, and rear Touch ID sensor
Every week, there seem to be new images or renders of Apple's upcoming iPhone. One problem with the barrage of information is that there doesn't seem to be a consensus on where the Touch ID fingerprint reader will make an appearance.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Imagination puts two-thirds of itself up for sale as Apple IP fight rumbles on
They've gone to formal arbitration with the fruity firm
May 4, 2017
Read More


Imagination Technologies can't resolve Apple IP spat, opens formal dispute
Starting in 2019, Apple will no longer use firm's designs.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Imagination Technologies will resolve its licensing issues with Apple using a dispute resolution procedure
The negotiations for a new licensing deal between Imagination Technologies and its biggest customer Apple have obviously reached a dead end. as a result of this failed attempt to resolve the latest controversy with Apple, related to intellectual property, Imagination starts a dispute resolution procedure, Reuters reports.
May 4, 2017
Read More


iMazing 2.2 review: a better way to use your Mac to manage your iPhone and iPad
Move over, iTunes. iMazing is the iOS device manager we've been waiting for.
May 16, 2017
Read More


In a world of ordinary wallpapers, these are Wonder Woman wallpapers!
"In a world of ordinary men, I am Wonder Woman!"
June 1, 2017
Read More


India's leading mobile wallet Paytm heads to Canada to facilitate bill payments
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Indie dev in the age of App Store
Apple destroyed the value of apps by not allowing for demos and upgrades. No, wait. Developers destroyed the value of apps by flooding the market and racing to the bottom. No, wait. Customers destroyed the value of apps by only in-app paying for instant and ego gratification. No, wait...
May 5, 2017
Read More


Indie gamers rejoice! Permanent "Indie Games" section added to Apple's App Store
After releasing its 12-day "Celebrating Indie Games" event, Apple is now taking another huge step to promote independent game developers and their titles. the App Store now features a dedicated Indie Games section, which is currently highlighted on the main page of the digital distribution platform through a new thumbnail dubbed "Celebrating Indie Games".
March 17, 2017
Read More


Info-stealing malware Xavier has infected hundreds of free apps on Google Play Store
Android users beware! Over 800 Android apps Google Play Store are found to be infected with information-collecting malware dubbed Xavier. According to Trend Micro security experts, the malware has been pre-installed on a wide range of free Android applications, such as photo editors and wallpapers, and has been downloaded millions of times so far.
June 16, 2017
Read More


InHand Electronics
offers hardware and software products and services for developers of handheld devices.
Provides Products
Read More


Innovative 'Google' phone lands at Verizon in weeks
The Asus ZenFone AR with Google Tango and Google Daydream will come out this summer on Verizon. It has a few nifty tricks including letting you see clothes in your size before you buy.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones
Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership. Because Intel couldn't build a smartphone modem integrated on-die on its own silicon at that time, the company decided to partner with TSMC, which handled its modem manufacturing.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Internet drops? Here's how to use Chrome's new offline download mode on Android
You know the drill - your in-laws have invited you to visit them abroad, and data roaming charges are killing your carefully selected cheapest wireless data plan, yet you still want to read that awesome lengthy article you saw when you woke up during the subway commute, just like at home. Fret not, as Chrome for Android now makes it much easier to download whole weblinks for offline viewing while you piggyback on your in-laws Wi-fi. Here's what you need to do:
May 11, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 Developer Preview: all the improvements to the camera app so far!
So, yesterday, Apple kicked off WWDC 2017 with an exciting keynote, revealing a bunch of new stuff, iOS 11 included. Now, the operating system is not ready for prime time yet, as it will launch this Fall with the new iPhones, but a Developer Preview build is available for those who have developer accounts. Worry not, if you are itching to give it a spin, a public beta will also come out soon!
June 7, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 drops the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen iPad
iOS will complete its 64-bit transition just four years after it started.
June 5, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 FAQ: Everything we know about new Siri, Messages, Photos, and Apple Pay
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
June 7, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 gives users tighter control over when apps can use their location
Apple is giving users the option to enable much stricter location rules with iOS 11, according to MacRumors. The company began this effort last year by adding a new option to iOS 10 that grants apps access to your location only while they're actively being used. But this "while in use" setting is up to developers to actually enable.
June 7, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 versus Android O: Who's winning so far?
And why it might not matter if they're both saving the best for upcoming flagship phones.
June 7, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 versus iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of (almost) all the new features
So, iOS 11 is finally official. Showcased on stage at WWDC 2017, it's another evolutionary chapter that fine-tweaks the user experience and aims to make it a more customizable and pleasurable ordeal.
June 5, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions
Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage. The feature will go a long way towards helping all iPhone owners get better control over their phone's storage, but will be especially useful for those who own one of Apple's entry-level models, like the 16 GB iPhone 6 or 6S, for example.
June 6, 2017
Read More


iOS 11 will not support iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and 4th-gen iPad
It looks like iOS 11 will be a great upgrade for iPhone and iPad users, but not everyone will be able to join the party. As usual, Apple has dropped support for older -- yet still popular -- devices, and this time around two iPhones and an iPad are getting the axe.
June 7, 2017
Read More


iOS 11's Files app FAQ: Everything you need to know!
iOS 11 will have a new way to interact with your files. Here's what you need to know about it!
June 6, 2017
Read More


iOS 11's new volume indicator is the biggest tiny change no one's talking about
Well, this is a welcome change
June 7, 2017
Read More


iPhone 7 Plus owners report overheating and black screen camera issues
Some iPhone 7 Plus owners are reporting camera issues including streaks of color on images, a completely black screen instead of an image preview, and a warning that the iPhone needs to cool down before the camera can be used (despite no signs of overheating). some affected owners state Apple replaced their iPhone or, in some cases, just the camera module.
December 30, 2016
Read More


iPhone 7 Plus snaps 'magical' photos in Portrait Mode for Apple's latest 'Barbers' ad
After it released 'The City' ad at the beginning of this month, promoting the Portrait Mode feature on iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has now launched another video that focuses on the handset's dual-camera capabilities. and why wouldn't it? Portrait Mode allows even the biggest of photography amateurs to capture fantastic shots, with smoothly blurred backgrounds and sharp, crispy foreground objects.
May 16, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s reportedly on track for October retail
According to numerous reports over the past few months, Apple will be pulling out all of the stops to mark the ten year anniversary of the iPhone. as well as the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus -- two phones we'd expect given Cupertino's long-standing 'tick-tock' release cycle -- it's also possible that a special iPhone 8 will launch with an OLED display among other perks.
May 8, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 case shows us the device's size compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
We've been hearing for a while now that the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will follow in the footsteps of "bezel-less" phones released earlier this year -- the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 -- and have an extremely high screen-to-body ratio. We've seen schematics, renders, and dummy device leaks that affirm this and show us a dual camera module, a-la iPhone 7 Plus, on the device's back, though, a vertically-oriented one.
May 26, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 could bring you wireless charging, face recognition
It will also have a fingerprint sensor under its screen and a thinner bezel, according to a trio who say they work at Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
June 5, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 dummy mock-up brings rumors to life
There's nothing official about this prototype or video, but Apple fans will eat it up anyway.
May 24, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 keynote and release date popped up in a rumor
For the past couple of weeks, we've been getting some conflicting reports on the iPhone 8's announcement date. First, rumors said it's delayed until October or even November, but that sounded way too unusual for Apple.
May 26, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 to come with no home button, rumors suggest
The circular home button has been a staple of the Apple handset design ever since the original iPhone. However, according to rumors, originating from China, this will no longer be the case.
May 26, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 Leaks from Multiple Sources Allege Only Slight Curves for Screen
A couple days ago I mentioned that rumors were swirling that the iPhone 8 might not get that curved screen that has been rumored for so long. that was the big feature that many people were hoping for and now only a couple days later there are several more reports from typically reliable sources cropping up that say Apple has ditched plans for that curved OLED.
March 17, 2017
Read More


IPhone 8 may come with bundled AirPods
Two new iPhone 8 rumours are swirling around; their source, a JP Morgan analyst. the first is the inclusion of Apple's AirPods which would normally cost $159, and the second is that the iPhone 8 could feature an edge-to-edge display. According to the rumour, the bundled headphones will help bring the cost of the device up to $1,000.
May 8, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 may have fingerprint-scanning screen for constant authentication and peace of mind
The first modern smartphone fingerprint scanner made its debut with the Apple iPhone 5s, and it changed everything. This biometric feature was so perfectly executed, it revolutionized smartphone security and privacy in a quiet, yet profound way. With just a touch on the home button, the phone was able to instantly and reliably authenticate the user and let them in. Boom. Done. No more annoying passwords, passcodes, or any other leftovers from the keyboard era.
June 12, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know
When is iPhone 8 being released? What will the specs be? Will it have special features? Here's everything we know!
June 9, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumored to get world's first 3D facial-recognition camera
LG is reportedly spending big money on a factory to build 3D facial-recognition camera modules for the next iPhone.
May 11, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Announced in June or delayed 'til 2018?
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 2, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Apple paying more than double to add 3D Touch to OLED display
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 12, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Delayed production schedule could result in blockbuster holiday sales
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 19, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Facial recognition could replace the Touch ID's fingerprint sensor
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 5, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Higher price tag of $999 for 128GB and $1,099 for 256GB will send Apple stock soaring
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 10, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Launch date has been pushed back to October (or maybe November)
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 5, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: New evidence points to wireless charging and waterproof specs really happening
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 14, 2017
Read More


iPhone 8 rumors: Plastic OLED for a curved display with innovative 'sensing technology'
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
December 19, 2016
Read More


iPhone exploit breaks the Messages app indefinitely
A new hack, discovered by hacker Vincedes3, can crash and disable the Messages app on any device running iOS 8 through to iOS 10. the revelation was made popular by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, who uploaded a video presenting the exploit's destructive impacts. Additionally, Vincedes3 has documented the exploit on his own channel.
December 30, 2016
Read More


iPhone holds steady while Macs and services keep Apple growing in Q2 2017
iPhone unit sales are down, but average selling price is up. iPad is still down.
May 2, 2017
Read More


iPhone loyalty rate hits 92% ahead of iPhone 8 release
It appears that iPhone users are extremely loyal customers. In a survey conducted this April, financial services firm Morgan Stanley established that 92% of iPhone owners who were likely to buy a new handset in the next 12 months plan to upgrade to another iPhone.
May 18, 2017
Read More


iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots
China's iPhone factories are being automated
December 30, 2016
Read More


iPhone Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
What is the iPhone Battery Replacement Program?
Provides Information
Read More


iPhone sales numbers dip slightly, but iPhone revenue is slightly up in quarterly earnings
Apple's Q2 earnings report just dropped, and it's a bit of a mixed bag from the hardware perspective; iPhone sales numbers dropped 1 percent year-over-over, down to around 50.8 million units. that figure also failed to meet analyst expectations of 51.4 million for the quarter.
May 2, 2017
Read More


iPhone SE takes top spot in large US customer satisfaction survey, indicating demand for compact phones
It looks like there's still a lot of smartphone users who prefer one-handed use over large screens, as the compact iPhone SE ousted all other smartphones in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey.
May 23, 2017
Read More


iPhone slow down hints Apple's transition has begun
Apple has already told you what it is doing
May 3, 2017
Read More


iPhone users can now install the voice-enabled Google Assistant for iOS
Siri has new competition on its home turf, and Apple will certainly start feeling the heat.
May 17, 2017
Read More


iPhones impede mutual understanding, says Patriots owner
Commentary: In an interview, Robert Kraft says that iPhones and texting have even impacted Washington's ability to make agreements. He also explained that the president is a good person.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Is Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, well, essential?
The father of Android has his own new take on the phone. But is it enough to make you reconsider the age-old question: iPhone or Galaxy S?
May 30, 2017
Read More


Is another Windows phone reboot really a good thing?
We recently broke the exclusive news that Microsoft is looking to reboot Windows on phones yet again, with CShell and Windows 10.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Is enterprise tech now driving consumer products?
For a long time, it was assumed that consumer tech was pushing the BYOD trend. However, consumer technology also benefits from products originally meant for enterprise.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Is "I forget' a valid defense when court orders demand a smartphone password?
The answer seems to be yes and no. But one suspect on Tuesday gets 180 days jail.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Is It Really Time for Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone?
Wireless charging has struggled for years to gain ground in consumer electronics. For one hot second, it looked like the option would be available in every smartphone, then manufacturers started to bail out, then it started to come back. And now, we have the biggest confirmation yet that Apple is jumping into the game. Has the time finally come?
June 14, 2017
Read More


Is Microsoft in the smartphone business? It depends who you ask
Mixed messages from the company won't do much to reverse the trend.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Is OnePlus teasing multiple color variants for the OnePlus 5?
Ever since OnePlus confirmed the name of its next flagship smartphone - OnePlus 5 - the company slowly started sharing some details about the device. That's how we know that the OnePlus 5 will be released sometime this summer, coming with a camera developed in collaboration with DxO, and likely featuring a 3.5mm headset jack positioned at the top of the handset.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Is your iPhone or iPad ready for AR?
Here's the full list of devices that support Apple's ARKit augmented reality platform.
June 6, 2017
Read More


It's really easy to check if you're buying a stolen phone
If you're buying a used phone, there's always been one critical thing to look out for: whether the device is stolen. and finding that out is getting a bit easier today. the US wireless industry, through its trade group the CTIA, has launched a tool called the Stolen Phone Checker, which lets you look up whether a phone has been reported lost or stolen.
May 11, 2017
Read More


It's taken AT&T over a year to upgrade the ZTE ZMAX 2 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
When it comes to delivering OS updates to its devices, AT&T has an appalling track record. It took seven months for the carrier to bring Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia 640 XL; updates for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge arrived on AT&T months after other US carriers; and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 didn't get its Marshmallow update for over a year after Google released it.
December 21, 2016
Read More


It's the end of an era - MP3 format has been 'discontinued'
Like Monica said in Friends -- 'This is the end of an era!' Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a German agency that was behind the conception of MP3 encoding, has officially announced that it has terminated its patent licensing of MP3 tech and software. In plain words -- MP3 format support in devices will progressively seize, MP3 files will be fewer, and will give way to newer, better audio encoding technologies.
May 15, 2017
Read More


It's your last chance to get a OnePlus 3T
There is no denying that the OnePlus 3T is still a very good high-end smartphone. But, since it will soon be replaced by the OnePlus 5, which rocks some amazing hardware and, hopefully, just as an attractive price tag as before, the current flagship killer will not be available for much longer.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Itchy-fingered OnePlus presses refresh, out pops value champ 3T
Pricier than its last, but still undercuts Apple and co
December 20, 2016
Read More


iWork apps add new shapes, collaboration improvements, and more on iOS and Mac
Apple has released a set of updates for its iWork suite of productivity apps, adding professionally-drawn shapes, enhancements for collaboration, and improvements to the stock and currency functions of the apps.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Misc. - J

Jabra Elite Sport wireless review: one day, these buds could replace your current tracker
Fitness buffs will love how much they can do with them, but $250 is still steep.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Jelly makes me long for an Android phone small enough to get lost in my pocket
Some 2,000 people have already backed Jelly, a 2.45-inch smartphone that runs Nougat. Could this be the small Android phone of our dreams?
May 3, 2017
Read More


JPMorgan sees AirPods out of the box, an edge-to-edge screen and an L shaped battery for iPhone 8
JPMorgan analysts must have an amazing connection inside Apple. how else to explain the recent number of leaks that the bank has recently released pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition iPhone.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Judy malware could affect over 36 million Android devices
Millions of Android devices could have been affected by a new auto-clicking adware program found in apps developed by a Korean company.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Judy, Judy, Judy; Malware affects as many as 36.5 million Android devices
Last week, researchers at Check Point discovered malware called "Judy" that could have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. The auto-clicking adware generates large numbers of fraudulent clicks on ads, resulting in large sums being paid to the hackers behind the operation.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Misc. - K

K'ablekey review: Versatile iPhone flash drive doubles as Lightning charge cable
A unique flash drive that allows iPhone owners to free up space on their smartphone by backing up videos, photos, music, or documents and even charge a device while on the go.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Kamerar ZOOM is a lens attachment for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera
With the 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses of its dual-camera, the iPhone 7 Plus offers more flexibility in terms of focal length than most smartphones. If that's still not enough, the Kamerar ZOOM is now the first lens attachment designed for the iPhone's dual-camera.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Kantar: iOS, Android post strong numbers in Urban China
The smartphone market has matured with most of the developed countries saturated. This has led to an avid push by both Google and Apple to push their respective Operating Systems in developing countries such as India and China. While Apple is allegedly planning to start manufacturing in India, Chinese OEMs are already ruling the market for Android in the subcontinent.
June 15, 2017
Read More


KDE Plasma Mobile Explores Switch to AOSP from CyanogenMod
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP).
December 28, 2016
Read More


Knight your home screen with these Medieval wallpapers
Hail, Lloyd, Knight of Order of Android! HAIL!
May 10, 2017
Read More


Kodak EKTRA 'camera first' smartphone now available in US
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. The Android smartphone, which was first announced in October 2016, features a 21MP camera and a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras. The handset has been available to purchase in Europe for a handful of months, and now US consumers can buy the model unlocked with support for GSM mobile networks for $399.99 USD.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Kodiak 6.6ft Apple Lightning mfi charging-data cable with aluminum housing for iPhone 7 Plus
Made For iPhone or MFI certification is given to only those cables that can sync with an Apple product, in particular the latest generation of iPhones and iPads.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Konami brings PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer to Android and iOS devices
KONAMI has just unleashed yet another title in the PES franchise, which should appease to all football fans who can't have enough of their favorite sport.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language
Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Kuo says Apple iPhone 8 faces "worse case scenario" shortage
KGI securities' Ming-Chi Kuo is considered one of the best analysts covering Apple. In the past, he has provided the specs and features of upcoming iPhone models months before the phones were unveiled. the point is, when Ming-Chi Kuo talks about Apple devices, people listen. Or at least, they should listen. and Kuo is now telling KGI's clients that the tenth anniversary model of the iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is facing huge shortages because of production problems.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Misc. - L

Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied
The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited.
June 9, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Latest Android distribution figures show 45% more Android phones running on Nougat
With the beginning of each new month comes an important batch of updated data. We're talking about the Android distribution figures. Based on all of the devices that visited the Google play Store over the last seven days that ended today (perhaps your phone or tablet was included in the data),
May 2, 2017
Read More


Latest CAD image of Apple iPhone 8 is right here
Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone (which we will call the iPhone 8 for now) could be unveiled at WWDC next month, the latest CAD (Computer Aided Design) image of the handset has been tweeted by tipster OnLeaks. Right off the bat, the source admits that the image might be a fake, but we guess that goes with the territory.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Latest Nougat beta update for the S7 edge fixes reboot issue
Bug fixes, transparent notifications, and no more errant reboots.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Latest OnePlus 3 and 3T Open Beta preps OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5
The latest builds for the OxygenOS Open Beta program primarily offers bug fixes, update to OnePlus Community App.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Latest OnePlus 5 render shows off-center dual camera setup; phone appears on AnTuTu
Another day, another render of the OnePlus 5 has been posted. the latest image of the eagerly awaited handset allegedly shows the back of the device with an off-center horizontally placed dual-camera setup. other renders have shown vertically positioned dual cameras in the middle of the rear cover. the new render also tells us to expect the fingerprint scanner to be embedded in the home button under the front glass.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T is all about bug fixes
One would think that having an important announcement such as the launch of a flagship smartphone in just a few days, will prevent OnePlus from focusing on any other activities that will consume resource of any kind.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Latest render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals embedded fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras
A Twitter user with the handle @PoyocoTech, has sent out a tweet with a render that he claims is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As you can see, the phablet borrows the design from the Infinity Display used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Latest rumor has Apple iPhone 8 on track for September release
Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will be delayed until October or November, a new report refutes this and says that the phone is on track for a September release. Tweets disseminated by tipster OnLeaks reveal that Foxconn has started training new employees just in time for production to start on all iPhone models, including the iPhone 8. Mass production of the 2017 iPhone models will start in August for the typical September launch.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ wearing these four colors
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, are both expected to meet the light of day on March 29th. Ironically, this is going to take place in the Big Apple. the new models could be released on April 28th.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Latest Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leak reveals interesting design and color variations
Samsung has been producing some really appealing mid-range phones as of late, with the company's 2017 A-series handsets providing excellent value for their price.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Latest 'Shot on iPhone' commercial puts focus on iPhone video capabilities
After previously mostly concentrating on still imagery Apple's latest iPhone commercial showcases the iPhone's video mode by combining several clips that were shot by iPhone owners. There are nature scenes, including beaches, mountains, animals, insects, and ice floes, but also some scenes that feature human subjects.
June 8, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Latest ZTE Axon 7 update brings a blue light filter, support for 256GB microSD cards
ZTE continues to improve the Axon 7's functionality.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS
A leak spotted on the eve of Apple's WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Leaked images offer first look at upcoming all-metal Moto G5S
Android Authority has gotten hold of these images of the upcoming Moto G5S, allegedly obtained from a trusted source with knowledge of Lenovo's plans. The smartphone is shown in grey, gold, and blue color options. From a design perspective, the only differentiation between the Moto G5S and the Moto G5 or G5 Plus is the full metal body, whereas the aforementioned models have aluminum back plates and plastic sides.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Leaked Meizu PRO 7 source code points to MediaTek Helio X30 chip and two Sony cameras on back
Meizu PRO 7 leaks have been fairly prominent this year, which gives us little doubt that the phone is being primed for a launch sometime soon. the latest piece of info-in-advance comes from peeking into source code files related to the smartphone. It was discovered that the PRO 7 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 processor, to the detriment of anyone expecting a Qualcomm chip to run the house.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Learn a new language on your phone
Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Lenovo demonstrates two foldable device prototypes
Lenovo recently demonstrated two new foldable device prototypes that use flexible OLED displays. First up is the CPlus, a smartphone that turns into a smartwatch or actually a smart "band" that is worn on the wrist.
December 22, 2016
Read More or watch Video


Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform
Google has been working on its Project Tango augmented reality platform since at least 2014, but that's just when it was unveiled. a lot of work has gone into improving the way phones analyze their environments, but does that translate well into consumer products? In the case of the first official Tango phone, that's a big, fat "no." the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK
Get past its size, and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an average phone, suitable for daily use. Its Tango camera shows AR's potential on mobile, but it's still too early to make this a must-have phablet.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Lenovo Yoga 720 13 Review: Portable but Powerful
Lenovo helped popularize the convertible 2-in-1 with its Yoga line of PCs that are flexible enough to be both tablets and laptops. The latest entry in this series is the Yoga 720, which has a 13.3-inch screen and can be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD. It includes a fingerprint scanner and two USB-C ports. This Lenovo model starts at $859.99.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Lenovo's Moto X Play is receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the latest security patches
While the Moto X Play was announced nearly two years ago and shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Lenovo isn't done supporting it with major feature updates. The company is pushing out new software today, which includes Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Lens a dish, get a meal: Pinterest lets users scan food for recipe info
Imagine if it were possible to scan the dinner you're eating at a restaurant and get all the ingredients: well with Pinterest, you can!
May 23, 2017
Read More


Lenses a'plenty: Breaking down which mobile lenses work best for what you're shooting!
These mobile lenses are the best for shooting food, portraiture, landscapes, great times out with pals, and so much more!
May 24, 2017
Read More


Let's sum up Google's VR strategy so far: Making life less crap for a lonely 20-something
Eyeball-chasing ad giant literally traps your eyeballs
May 18, 2017
Read More


LG debuts its rugged 'X venture' Android 7.0 handset with an IP68 rating and 4100mAh battery
If you're looking for a rugged alternative to your everyday handset, the LG X venture might be a great option if you are using AT&T service.
May 22, 2017
Read More


LG Display to spend $3.5 billion on new OLED plant, plans to reach 50% of Samsung production
Producing OLED panels for smartphones has turned into an extremely profitable business in 2017. Samsung Display is the current undisputed leader in this segment, dominating the mobile OLED market with a gigantic 95 percent share, but its main South Korean rival LG Display also has some serious intentions to get in on the action.
May 30, 2017
Read More


LG G5 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
Running Nougat on LG's smaller flagship? we want to know what you think!
December 23, 2016
Read More


LG G6 emerges victorious over the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, and the Pixel in our blind comparison
A week or so ago, we let you take part in a quick blind camera comparison that had the Galaxy S8 and the G6 wage war on the true-and-tested iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. we compared the four devices in a 6-scene shootout and it was your job to decide which phone performed the best... without knowing which phone took what picture, as is tradition.
May 15, 2017
Read More


LG G6 invite confirms Feb 26 launch at Mobile World Congress
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
January 19, 2017
Read More


LG G6 now available to pre-order in the U.S.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint kick off pre-orders for LG's latest ahead of April 7 street date.
March 17, 2017
Read More


LG G6 now comes with 1 extra year of warranty for free (US only)
LG today announced an "LG G6 Second Year Promise" program, which extends the G6's limited warranty from 1 year to 2 years. The program is available only in the US, includes all G6 smartphones purchased from any mobile carrier or authorized retailer, and requires registration on LG's official website.
June 15, 2017
Read More


LG G6 Review: Good Enough
Three significant features make the LG G6, this year's flagship smartphone from South Korea's second largest tech company, stand out from all of its predecessors. Above all, we have its 5.7-inch QHD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, the dual rear-facing camera with two 13-mega pixel lenses featuring different focal lengths and a glass finish with an aluminum frame which has an exceptionally slim bezel thanks to the previously mentioned screen.
May 31, 2017
Read More


LG G6 users can now unlock the bootloader
LG started giving users of select devices the ability to unlock the bootloader a few years ago, and the tradition continues with its latest flagship Android smartphone, the G6.
June 1, 2017
Read More


LG heads to CES armed with a bevy of new smartphones
New K-series models and a third-gen Stylo round out the company's affordable offerings.
December 22, 2016
Read More


LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem
A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by "loose contact between components', the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.
March 17, 2017
Read More


LG Innotek to supply brand-new facial recognition front camera modules for the next iPhone
Korean media reports LG Innotek is supplying Apple with facial recognition cameras for upcoming iPhone(s). LG's semiconductor division, also responsible for imaging sensors, has its work cut out for the foreseeable future. Reportedly, the company poured as many as $238.5 million into a brand new facility built solely to handle Apple orders.
May 11, 2017
Read More


LG is releasing a mobile payment app, and you'll never guess the name
Get ready for LG Pay, at least if you live in South Korea.
June 2, 2017
Read More


LG launches the X Venture, an affordable active smartphone
Bear Gryll-types and the accident prone: if the Galaxy Active is too much for you, LG's offering a cheaper alternative.
May 22, 2017
Read More


LG named as possible manufacturer of Google Pixel successor code-named "Taimen"
New info regarding Google's 2017 smartphone lineup surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the company may have scrapped its previous plans to release a direct successor to last year's Pixel XL. For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel lineup -- successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a third, larger device.
June 13, 2017
Read More


LG patent shows dual-screen phone crossing the lines between the company's V and G series
LG has patented an interesting hybrid design that looks like a combination of both its G and V series of high-end smartphones. It's as if the LG G6 had a secondary display with the front camera in the center, alongside even thinner bezels. It's an interesting visual for sure, even if that dead-center front cam is a little too in-your-face for our liking.
May 18, 2017
Read More


LG Phoenix 2 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T
The LG Phoenix 2, also known as the LG K8, made its debut at AT&T exactly one year ago. It was one of the many mid-range smartphones shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, as Google was still working on making Nougat official.
May 23, 2017
Read More


LG software updates schedule: When will my LG phone get a new Android version?
Let's talk about LG. the South Korean company that refuses to add anything but zeros behind the decimal point of its Android versions, no matter how helpful those other numbers might be. If you're the proud owner of an LG phone, we're sorry to inform you that this is unlikely to change.
May 16, 2017
Read More


LG sued in class-action lawsuit over bricked G4 and V10
Plaintiffs claim that in addition to selling defective phones, LG's customer support was underwhelming and that it "refused to provide any remedy."
March 17, 2017
Read More


LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
That's one way avoid the CES scrum -- just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have a few other tricks up its sleeve at Vegas in a few weeks, but the company picked Christmas week to start unloading its show announcements, including a quintet of new smartphones.
December 22, 2016
Read More


LG to release a G6 Plus and G6 Pro by the end of June, report claims
It's been just a couple of months after the launch of the LG G6, but the company is already looking forward to launching a successor. Well, kind of -- a report from Korean-language publication etnews claims LG is planning to release two new 'derivative' devices under the G6 name: G6 Plus and G6 Pro.
June 1, 2017
Read More


LG to start adopting flexible OLEDs in all its premium smartphones, starting with the V30
LG Display's 900 million E5 line in Gumi is scheduled to start producing flexible AMOLED soon, and according to the Korea Herald LG aims to adopt flexible OLEDs in its upcoming V30 smartphone (due out in September) and also in the 2018 G7 phone.
May 17, 2017
Read More


LG V20 achieves 85 points in DxOMark Mobile testing
The V20 is a high-end smartphone from LG that has been designed with a focus on audiovisual performance. Its camera specification is very similar to the sister model G5. the dual-camera setup combines a 16MP sensor with F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization in the main camera with an 8MP/F2.4 unstabilized wide-angle module, allowing for quick changes of field of view.
December 22, 2016
Read More


LG 'V30' will support Google's Daydream VR: One big, important clue
For starters, LG's next flagship will probably use an OLED screen.
May 18, 2017
Read More


LG will compete with Samsung in the production of OLEDs for phones
LG will be making the change from LCD to having OLED screens for their phones starting with the release of the V30 this September.
May 18, 2017
Read More


LG will not ship its future flagship with an outdated processor anymore
When it comes to Android flagships, specs matter. Consumers love to compare the processors, displays, RAM, storage and other important features when assessing the platform's high-end devices, which is why manufacturers cannot afford to fall behind their competitors.
May 30, 2017
Read More


LG will reportedly switch to OLED displays for next major smartphone
That's one way to set the V30 and G6 apart
May 16, 2017
Read More


LG X Power 2 launches globally this month, large battery in tow
LG just announced that its X power 2 (a smartphone unveiled back in February at MWC 2017) is being released around the world starting this month. the handset will be available in North America first, followed by Asia, Europe, Latin America, and other markets, and may have different names (depending on region).
May 9, 2017
Read More


LG X Venture is a rugged phone that won't bruise your wallet
The LG X Venture boasts a water- and dust-resistant body, and LG says it passed 14 durability tests designed for the US military. The phone also comes with a special app called Outdoor Essentials, which ties together a barometer, compass, activity counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight in one place.
May 22, 2017
Read More


LG X venture is an affordable and rugged Android smartphone that is exclusive to AT&T
LG makes absolutely wonderful Android smartphones, with the G6 and V20 being two of my recent favorites. Both of the those flagships offer quality experiences, although they can be a bit pricey.
May 22, 2017
Read More


LG's Exalt LTE is Verizon's first LTE-only flip phone
LG is giving the flip phone an upgrade.
June 16, 2017
Read More


LG's Second Year Promise gives the G6 an extra year of warranty
LG is making a big move to win customer loyalty.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Light Catcher: Honor 9 to come with superior dual-camera setup and latest Kirin chipset
Honor 9, one of the most anticipated premium mid-range handsets for 2017, has been certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. Three different variants of the phone broke cover today - STF-AL00, STF-TL10, and STF-AL10. The new listings come along with detailed spec sheets and pictures, which gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect before the device breaks cover next month.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Like Tensor for humans: Apple reportedly working on AI cores
Google has Tensor cores. Could Apple soon have AI cores of its own?
May 26, 2017
Read More


LinkedIn mobile app receives mildly disappointing update -- if you can even get it
The LinkedIn app for Windows phone has received an update, but it's a pretty mixed bag, to say the least. The update does indeed make the app look better than before, but it seems to be simply a web wrapper.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Live cell imaging using a smartphone
A recent study shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. the study makes it possible for laboratories around the world to do the same thing.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Logicos is a challenging Windows 10 puzzle game that can drive you batty
Logicos is a puzzle game for Windows 10 that tests your skills at deduction, observation and twisted logic. It's a challenging title, though the answers are often in plain sight.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Logitech POP: How a button changed the way I interact with my smart home
The HomeKit-enabled Logitech POP Smart Button puts smart home control at your fingertips.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Lots of people are switching from iPhone to Galaxy S8
Many people are tired of Android versus iPhone. they just want a Galaxy S8.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Lots of Snapdragon 835 Galaxy S8 units apparently have UFS 2.0 instead of newer UFS 2.1 memory. Should you care?
Recently, we've learned of Samsung's Huawei moment. for the uninitiated, the latter liberally dispersed no less than five different kinds of memory technology between versions of its P10 and P10 Lite flagship phones -- and some of said technology was more than a little far off from what was being advertised.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Lumia 950/950 XL Firmware Updated to Support Double Tap to Wake
Although we are in the final stretch approaching release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update there is another software release today that will likely get a more enthusiastic response across social media and on tech websites.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Lumia 'self-help app' released by Microsoft's new official service and support partner
In October, Microsoft appointed German customer care specialist B2X as its new official global service partner for its Lumia and feature phones. B2X said that it would release a 'self-help app' for owners of Microsoft's Windows phones, and that app is now available to download.
December 23, 2016
Read More


Misc. - M

Macotakara: Apple's OLED iPhone 8 not a sure thing yet, release date may be later than September
Uh oh, despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from reputable analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, and without a home key in the fall, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara begs to differ. we will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the "iPhone Edition" will be released later than thought, and has not been finalized yet.
March 8, 2017
Read More


Macworld's June Digital Edition: Take Better iPhone Videos
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Magikarp Jump: Everything you need to know
The Pokémon Company has released a casual Pokémon game centered around Magikarp; here's everything you need to know!
June 1, 2017
Read More


Make it stop! CrackBerry Kevin busts a Galaxy S8 on the way to KEYone durability redemption
The BlackBerry KEYone is stronger than you think.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Making the HTC U 11: from design to assembly, a smartphone is born
Today's a very special day for HTC. Not only is the company launching its latest flagship smartphone, the new U 11, but the manufacturer is passing an important milestone, celebrating 20 years in the business. That's brought us lots of memorable handsets like the Android-introducing HTC Dream, and the jack-of-all-trades HD2, all the way up to today's modern portable powerhouses.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Marriott is retiring its app for Windows phone, PC
If you rely on the Marriott International app on your Windows phone or PC, you'll want to find an alternate way to your hotel rooms soon. Marriott has started alerting users of the app's impending retirement, though there's no exact date given.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Master Gmail for Android with these tips and tricks
Gmail remains the productivity king, and there are plenty of tools offered to you on Android for bringing that unruly inbox under control.
May 30, 2017
Read More


May security patches for Android begin rolling out to Samsung's Galaxy S7
A couple of weeks ago, Google released its latest monthly Android security update, making it available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Today, that update has begun rolling out to Samsung's Galaxy S7.
May 17, 2017
Read More


May security update for Android heads to Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in Europe
Google released its latest Android security update on the first day of this month, making it immediately available to supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Samsung began rolling out that update to its Galaxy S7 this week, starting in the Netherlands, where it's also now available for another of the company's devices.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone
About 3 months ago, Maze -- a new smartphone manufacturer -- teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn't have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.
June 15, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Maze Blade 4G is a superb affordable smartphone [Review]
There was a time, not so long ago, when all you could get for £100 was a feature phone or one based on an antiquated operating system.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Meet Astro, an email client for Android with artificial intelligence baked in
If you're into the idea of using Alexa and Slack to answer your email, you might be interested in this little app.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Meet Jelly, a cheap and small 4G smartphone running Android Nougat
If you remember when cellphones could fit easily in your pocket, you are probably dating yourself. Because phones have been getting increasingly bigger in recent years, much to the chagrin of some.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Meet the BlackBerry KEYone this month at CrackBerry Meetups across Canada!
The CrackBerry Meetup Tour is coming back, and it's starting in Canada this month!
May 1, 2017
Read More


Meizu M5c is an affordable and likeable new 5" phone that promises good battery life
Meizu is not exactly a household name in the United States or Europe, but this Chinese phone maker offers some phones that feature great value for the money, and it has just announced its latest such device, the Meizu M5c.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Metro 2033 Wars, revisiting the post-apocalyptic Windows 10 Mobile strategy game
Metro 2033 Wars is a post-apocalyptic strategy game for Windows 10 where you lead a rag-tag group of survivors through the metro systems to defeat rival factions, form alliances and build a community.
May 29, 2017
Read More


MetroPCS Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know
Here's everything you need to know about the T-Mobile MVNO.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Microsoft adds ability to add, edit contacts in Outlook on iOS
Microsoft finally is adding the ability to add and edit contacts from its Outlook on iOS application. Android Outlook users will get the same functionality 'soon.'
June 5, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Authenticator for Android adds fingerprint support
Microsoft updates its Authenticator application for Android today, bringing the version number to 6.1.7. The updated app adds fingerprint support, and it doesn't list anything else in the changelog.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Microsoft CEO Nadella says that there will be more Windows Phones coming in the future
A few days ago, we pointed out how the latest version of Microsoft's 10Q document filed with the SEC appeared to call "time of death" for Windows Phone. In a section of the document listing current business activities, Windows Phone no longer appeared after it had showed up in the previous quarter's 10Q.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Microsoft confirms that it has no plans to move Windows 10 Mobile off of the feature2 branch
Today, the Windows Insider team had its monthly webcast, where it talked about deployment, the latest Fast ring build, OneDrive Files On-Demand, and more. Naturally, a big question from Insiders was when Windows phones will finally be moved from the feature2 branch to Redstone 3, which is the branch where PC builds are coming from.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Microsoft has created a Cortana app specifically for Samsung's Android devices
Cortana has been officially available on Android since December 2015, and Microsoft has continued to improve its digital assistant on those devices with regular updates. But now, the company has published a new version of the Cortana app, specifically for Android devices made by Samsung.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Microsoft might be rethinking how users interact with Cortana
Cortana might be getting a makeover. Two separate reports today from Thurrott and Windows Central mention the possibility of a changed UI for Cortana that'll make it more conversational. Generally, both stories allude to the idea that Microsoft is trying to make it easier to both discover and regularly interact with its virtual assistant.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Minecraft update brings more players together
Minecraft's vast online realms will be easier to join, Microsoft says at the E3 show, and game consoles will play nice with Windows and phones.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Microsoft nearly made the Lumia 950 into a miniature Surface
Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL landed with a flop when they launched about a year and a half ago, but perhaps the response to them would have been a little bit better if Microsoft had stuck with its more ambitious original vision for the two devices. On Friday, Windows Central published concept images and video of both phones, indicating that Microsoft had initially planned to outfit the 950 with support for smart covers, a stylus, and edge gestures.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Microsoft officially hangs up on old Skype phones, users fuming
Then again it has been four years coming
June 9, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Philanthropies expands program that sends tech company volunteers into high schools to teach computer science
With seven new states, including Ohio and Wisconsin, TEALS offered in more than 31 states
May 15, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Pix provides iPhones stylistic flair
Microsoft has released new features for Microsoft's AI-powered camera app for iPhones and iPads that automatically give snapshots stylistic flair reminiscent of masterpiece paintings and artsy photos hanging in the famed galleries of Amsterdam, Paris and New York.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Planner now available for iPhone
Office 365 officially received a project management tool, called Planner, in June 2016, but it is not until today that Microsoft introduces an accompanying mobile app. And the platform of choice for the first Microsoft Planner app is iOS.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Microsoft redesigned OneNote's interface to be more consistent across devices
The update also adds new accessibility features
May 18, 2017
Read More


Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible
The changes apply to every version except the Win32 desktop.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Microsoft releases an Azure app for iOS and Android
During the day one keynote for Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference, the company announced that it's releasing an Azure mobile application. While it's available today, the version number is 0.3.x, so it's still a beta, despite not being specifically labeled as one.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Microsoft releases Face Swap app for Android
After selfie taking, the act of face swapping is an incredibly common use for smartphones. iPhone users have a plethora of tools to choose from -- as, indeed, do those who prefer Android devices, and Microsoft has decided to get in on the action with the appropriately-named Face Swap app for Android.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Microsoft releases Face Swap app for Android in the Google Play
The Face Swap app is one of the products that got out from Microsoft's Garage project. It enables users to swap others faces with their own for entertainment purposes. In order to do that, Face Swap uses face recognition and Bing image technology, both developed in-house by Microsoft.
June 5, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Microsoft removes half of all Windows phones from its Store, leaving only seven available
Last quarter, Microsoft sold just $5 million worth of Windows phones, and the company said that it should finally be shutting down that piece of its hardware business before the end of its fiscal year, which will be the end of June. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft has dropped half of its Windows phone Store listings today.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Microsoft rolls out not one but two bad builds to the Windows Insider program
Desktop systems get a private development branch; Mobile systems get stuck in a boot loop.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Microsoft says that Night Light is not on the roadmap for Windows 10 Mobile
Earlier today, Microsoft held its monthly Windows Insider webcast on Mixer. Jason Howard, Brandon LeBlanc, Jen Gentleman, and others talked about deployment, recent builds, OneDrive Files On-Demand, and more.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Teams gets big updates on iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile
It has been over a month since Microsoft begun the global rollout of Teams for Office 365 subscribers in 181 countries, and the company is continuously working on improving the experience of its "chat-based workspace". on the mobile apps front, two major updates are now available for iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, bringing new features to the app on these platforms.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Microsoft teases Adventure Time update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition
It's been slightly more than a month since the last major update hit Minecraft: Pocket Edition and developer Mojang has already teased year another mash-up pack that will go live in the coming weeks.
May 23, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Microsoft unveils a massive redesign of Skype, heavily plagiarizing Snapchat
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there's a hell of a lot of flattery going on in the world of chat and messaging apps. Such is the level of feature borrowing and design inspiration that we're entering a phase of unbridled homogeneity. This isn't enough to put off Microsoft, of course, and today the company lifts the lid on its latest -- and arguably most radical -- redesign of Skype.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Microsoft Updates People Feature in Outlook for iOS and Android
Since I made the move to Android last year, I am currently using the Samsung Galaxy S8 after putting an LG Nexus 5X through its paces, I have been using the Outlook app for Android.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Microsoft video shows what it really had in mind for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
Imagine the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with a Surface Pen. That was the original plan, according to marketing documents that Microsoft had produced back in 2015. Eventually, the decision was made not to spend the money on producing such high-end features.
May 26, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Microsoft Wants Windows to play nice with iPhones, Android
Microsoft Corp. unveiled an update to Windows 10, adding key features that are likely to benefit users of gadgets that run rival mobile operating systems iOS and Android.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Microsoft will address mobile at Build -- but not how you expect
Windows phone fans are hoping for at least a tidbit of information on Microsoft's mobile strategy from the upcoming Build developer conference. They'll get it ... but maybe not in the way they expect.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Microsoft WILL release a Surface 'phone' -- but it could take a while
I'm still convinced Microsoft will bring a "Surface phone," what I call an "ultramobile PC," to market.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different version of Windows Mobile
The saying "it's not over until the fat lady sings" might perfectly apply to Microsoft's Windows Phone plans. Even though many believe the company is done with everything related to smartphones, it looks like things might not be as bleak.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's Alex Kipman: "The phone is already dead; people just haven't realized"
Microsoft's new Surface Laptop, which it announced this week, has already attracted a great deal of interest - a read through our hands-on first impressions should help to understand why - but some are more interested in what the company is planning to bring next to the mobile handset market. Microsoft's current global smartphone market share is far below 1%, while its phone hardware revenue collapsed last quarter to just $5 million.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's enterprise phone strategy flops as revenue evaporates
Best move was to stop throwing more money into enterprise phones, says analyst
May 1, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's Fluent Design System threatens to make Windows look good
Windows could for the first time ever have a bunch of apps that actually look good.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's full Office desktop apps are coming to beef up the Windows Store
You can't even find the mobile version of Office on PCs anymore.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's Joe Belfiore: "We're going to continue to support Windows phone"
Microsoft's latest earnings report revealed that sales revenue from its Windows phones plummeted to just $5 million last quarter, compared with $1.4 billion during the same quarter two years earlier. the company predicted "negligible" revenue from its phone hardware division during the current quarter, and with no new handsets expected anytime soon, its phone business is effectively dead.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's latest app for Android and iOS specializes in face swaps
While there has been a lot of tension and speculation in regards to Microsoft's own mobile platform, it has had no issues with pushing its tools to other platforms like Android and iOS. So it comes as no surprise that a new app has arrived for those devices.
June 5, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Microsoft's Nadella: 'We'll make more phones. But they won't look like today's devices'
So don't hold your breath if you're a fan of the rumored Surface phone.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's new 'Clipboard' is cloud-enabled copy and paste for Windows 10
Microsoft today announced that with the Fall Creators Update, the company will introducing a new, highly requested and sought-after feature called "Clipboard," a cloud-based copy-and-paste function being built directly into Windows 10.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's new Face Swap app: Now you can put your face anywhere
Developers at Microsoft Bing have created a face-swapping app for Android and iOS.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
Xamarin Live Player is part of the company's broader cross-platform development approach
May 11, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's Office apps for Android, iOS include surprising ties to Windows API
Microsoft's Office apps for Android and iOS could be called "Windows-based," after some recent findings.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover
Microsoft's AI can transform your photos into paintings that look like famous artworks.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Microsoft's smartphone killer? Possible future HoloLens takes sunglasses form
Could these prototype sunglasses become part of Microsoft's eventual answer to the smartphone?
May 22, 2017
Read More


Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets the Discovery Update with tons of new features
While Minecraft fans were waiting for the Adventure Time update, Mojang released another major update for the Windows and Pocket versions of the game.
June 1, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Mini-shootout: $900 smartphone versus $3,000 DSLR, round three
It's still not a match at the extremes, but it's definitely "good enough."
December 28, 2016
Read More


Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management
BYOD led to MDM, which morphed into MAM and now companies are trying to move to UEM
June 7, 2017
Read More


'Miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices
A new material could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens, report investigators.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Mo' problems: Apple again goes for that other share
Apple announced a mess of stuff yesterday but why talk about that when we can talk about the problems with announcements they haven't made yet?
June 6, 2017
Read More


Mobile banking trojans adopt ransomware features
Two Android trojans that steal financial information and login credentials now double as file-encrypting ransomware programs
December 19, 2016
Read More


Mobile Strike -- Everything you need to know!
Build your army base, train your troops, and increase your power!
May 17, 2017
Read More


MobileViews
includes news, Pocket PC FAQ, reviews, and more.
Provides Products
Read More


Mockup of Apple iPhone 8 shows us what the anniversary edition might look like
The Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will apparently look very much like the current iPhone models when they are introduced in September. The 10th anniversary edition iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is another matter altogether.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Modern Dad does basic storm tech
High-tech gadgets can be lifesavers when severe weather hits, but don't count out some low-tech options, too.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Modern Dad on the LG G6
For the first time in years, LG has ratcheted back its habit of crazy design, and that's led to a pretty darn capable Android smartphone.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition
At the start of the year, Hasbro announced it was putting the future of Monopoly into the hands of people on the internet. the company held a public vote, asking fans to decide on a revamped set of game pieces for the newest edition of the classic board game. Today, the results of that vote are in.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Mophie Charge Force review: A better, smarter Galaxy S8 battery case
With Charge Force, Mophie builds a charging platform that takes advantage of the Galaxy S8's built-in wireless charging. And it's pretty damn good.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Mophie is releasing a $100 charging case for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Mophie just put its Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus charging cases online, in case you had any doubt that the company would release accessories for Samsung's flagship devices. the S8 Juice Pack, as it's called, includes a 2,950mAh battery while the S8 Plus version has a 3,300mAh battery built in.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Mophie juice pack battery case now available for your Google Pixel XL
It certainly wasn't a timely release as it came seven months after the release of the Google Pixel XL, but mophie has finally launched a juice pack accessory for the high-end device. The 2950mAh battery found inside the juice pack will increase the talk time on the phone to over 50-hours. And yes, this is a real case that features rubberized support pads that protect the handset from falls and drops.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Mophie's Juice Pack for the Pixel XL adds Qi wireless charging
Just because you chose Google's Android over every other rendition doesn't mean you should be left out of the wireless fun.
May 22, 2017
Read More


More alleged Nokia 9 benchmarks leak, reveal possible 8GB RAM variant
Over the last couple of weeks, the rumored Nokia 9 has been shown off in leaks, along with information about key specifications which have included a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android Nougat 7.1.1. Benchmarks of the device have also appeared on Geekbench, recording some very solid single and multi-core results that would put it ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
June 2, 2017
Read More


More Android Code Had Been Landing In Wine
For those that have been longing to run Windows applications/games on Android using Wine, that day is finally getting closer with mainline Wine.
June 2, 2017
Read More


More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before
An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.
May 19, 2017
Read More


More CAD images of the Apple iPhone 8 surface
With the end of May just days away, it could be just three months before the Apple iPhone 8 is introduced. Of course, the tenth-anniversary premium model could go by another name when Apple shows it off to the public.
May 29, 2017
Read More


More than half of shopping-related searches come from mobile devices
For the first time ever, consumers all over the world carried out more shopping-related searches on their mobile phones than on their computers.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Morgan Stanley sees no iPhone 8 delay; expects shipments to top Wall Street consensus in 2018
Ask three Wall Street analysts what 2+2 equals, and you're bound to get three different answers (never mind that none of them will be the right response). For example, for weeks now we've been hearing that production problems with the 3D sensing technology on the front-facing camera for the Apple iPhone 8, is slowing down production.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Most U.S. households have ditched landlines for mobile phones
Cord cutting isn't just for TVs.
May 5, 2017
Read More


Moto C and C Plus bring Motorola simplicity to under-€120 crowd
New phones for growing markets.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Moto C Plus brings on the crazy-affordable basics
Motorola's Moto C Plus is an entry-level Android phone that wants to make its way into your pocket by way of helping out your wallet.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Moto E4 and E4 Plus hope to bring a touch of class to the entry level
Motorola is on a hardware tear, revealing two new entry-level devices in the Moto E lineup.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Moto E4 and E4 Plus specs: Not quite a G thing
What magic do the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus have inside? Here's what you need to know.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Moto E4 is a cheap Android phone with a selfie flash
The Moto E4 is Motorola's back-to-basics phone, even more so than the recent budget Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Moto E4 Plus press render, specs surface; yup, that's a 5000mAh juicer inside
Ever since we first saw the FCC documentation revealing that the Moto E4 Plus will feature a 5000mAh battery, our minds have been filled with the thoughts of long-lasting battery life. with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, we could see some monster Screen-on time for this model.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery to cost £159.95 ($206 USD) in the U.K.?
The Motorola Moto E4 Plus' claim to fame is the 5000mAh battery that powers the phone. The cell will have to power a 5.5-inch display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. Driving the handset will be the MediaTek MT6737M chipset carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is believed to be inside along with 32GB of expandable storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter is also included.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Moto G5 Plus versus Honor 6X: the ultimate budget battle
Just because the big-name phones get all the attention, that shouldn't preclude excellent devices like the Moto G5 Plus and Honor 6X from getting their fair shake. at under $300 each, both phones certainly have trade-offs compared to their more expensive counterparts, but each manages to bring a certain something, from fantastic performance and software to superb battery life and great camera optics, to make them worth your time.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Moto G5 review: Nougat on a budget
Great smartphones on a budget phone aren't exactly a new phenomenon. Motorola was actually one of the first manufacturers to deploy well-performing devices that didn't break the bank and while others have also joined this cause, Moto G series remains iconic in its own right.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Moto tablet could be on the way with new 'Productivity Mode'
Might as well try something new.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Moto Z Play Droid is first Moto handset in the U.S. to receive Android 7.1.1 update
The first Moto handset to be updated to Android 7.1.1 in the U.S. is the Moto Z Play Droid (cheers in background along with an ovation). Once the update arrives on your Z Play Droid, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or a strong Verizon connection. Also, your battery should be charged to 100% before you begin with the updating process.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 Force and Z2 play leak out again, this time in a family photo
After the successful Moto Z family of smartphones released in 2016, Motorola Mobility is getting ready to unveil a Moto Z2 series. this should include a regular Moto Z2, a Moto Z2 Force, and a Moto Z2 Play.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 Force render leaks with dual-camera setup and re-designed fingerprint scanner
Yesterday, we showed you a render of the Moto Z2, the sequel to last year's thin (5.2mm) high-end handset. Today, we have a render of the next-gen series' flagship model, the Moto Z2 Force. Right off the bat, we see a change in the shape of the fingerprint scanner from square to oval. In addition, there is a dual-camera setup on the back. The phone does feature the familiar 16-pin Moto Mod connectors.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 found on Geekbench?
When Motorola recently unveiled the Moto Z2 Play, it revealed a 15% lower battery capacity and a lighter and thinner design. A theory started circulating that Motorola made these changes so that it could sell the Moto Z2 Play as a sequel to not only the Moto Z Play, but also the Moto Z.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 image appears as the unveiling of Moto's next-generation premium line moves closer?
Over the last few weeks, we have passed along leaks purportedly showing the second-generation members of the Moto Z2 family including the Moto Z2 Force, and the Moto Z2 Play. Today, we get to show you what looks to be a much clearer image of the third phone in the series, the Moto Z2.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 Play goes official: thinner and lighter, still excellent battery life
The Moto Z2 Play has just gone official and it is the successor of one of the battery champion phones: the Moto Z Play.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 Play review: Midnight in the garden of good and sequel
The Moto Z2 Play is a great phone, but it's not a great sequel.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Moto Z2 Play versus Moto Z Play: battery life comparison and all other differences
The new Moto Z2 Play is out, and it's an impressive $500 phone: cheaper than a flagship, yet touting some unique Moto Mods, a clean design and the promise of great battery life.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Motorola bewildered why Samsung didn't do eight-point battery checks prior to Note 7 fiasco
At a recent conference, Motorola battery engineer Russ Gyuenes made some remarks at Samsung's battery testing practices prior to the Galaxy Note 7's unfortunate fall from grace. If you can't recall, the Note 7 was pulled from the market last year when it turned out it had a defective battery prone to exploding.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Motorola confirms Android 7.0 Nougat is coming soon to the Moto X Play
The two-year-old Moto X Play is going to receive Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola confirmed recently. The smartphone received an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow about one year ago, but few expected Motorola to offer Moto X Play owners another major OS upgrade.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Motorola intros the Moto E4 and E4 Plus: Affordable metal-made phones
Motorola Mobility today announced two new affordable smartphones: Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, both partially made out of metal. Obviously succeeding the Moto E3 series from last year, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus will be released later this month in the US and various other markets.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Motorola is reportedly developing a premium Android tablet, with 'productivity mode'
Motorola is reportedly developing a new high-end Android tablet, that aims to woo buyers with the promise of improved productivity and multi-tasking features.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Motorola may ditch the DROID brand for Verizon-bound smartphones
Since Chinese giant Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google, much has changed regarding the US handset maker's portfolio and lineup of smartphones. Although Lenovo decided to keep the Moto brand on Motorola's smartphones, the Chinese company considered ditching it for its own.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Motorola Moto E4 will be launched by Verizon
Announced earlier this week as Motorola's newest budget-friendly smartphones, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus will be sold unlocked starting later this month (an exact launch date wasn't given). But what about carrier availability? Well, we can tell you that the Moto E4 will be available from Verizon Wireless at some point.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Motorola Moto Z2 Play review:
Moto Z2 Play's battery will stay awake longer than you
June 1, 2017
Read More


Motorola releases the budget priced Moto C in India
One day after unveiling the Moto Z2 Play, Motorola has launched the Moto C in India. This is the first-generation of the budget priced series. The device will be available today in all leading stores in over 100 cities in the country. Consumers will have two color options to choose from, Pearl White and Starry Black. The handset is priced at ₹5,999, which is the equivalent of $94 U.S. Dollars, and that makes the Moto C the lowest priced handset in the long and illustrious history of Motorola.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Play and new Moto Mods
There are not a lot of smartphones nowadays that offer support for hardware add-ons. The just-unveiled Essential Phone is among the few that have this feature, and so is the new Motorola Moto Z2 Play.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Motorola's GamePad Moto Mod is arriving this summer for $79.99 alongside other fresh Mod options
Game better, charge better and listen better with new Moto Mods coming soon for the Moto Z lineup.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Motorola's Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods
New mods bring better gaming and wireless charging.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Moving from Windows Phone to Android? Here's what you need to know
It might hurt a little, but if you're a Windows 10 Mobile user thinking of jumping ship to Android, we're here to help.
May 10, 2017
Read More


MrMobile at Google I/O: Only boring if you're not paying attention
Google! A giant among giants who other giants think are giant (yeah, how's that for writing?) Google's I/O conference this year has been plagued by the specter of yawns from journalists who wonder where all the fun of the previous year has disappeared to. But what were they expecting? It's a developers conference!
May 22, 2017
Read More


MrMobile lost his DJI Spark
"Come home," I commanded the brand-new DJI Spark hovering 90 feet above my head. "Ok!" it cheerfully acknowledged. And then it promptly turned and flew off into the distance, never to be seen again.
June 9, 2017
Read More


MrMobile's BlackBerry KEYone review
The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just another anachronistic appeal to nostalgia. it's the best BlackBerry on shelves today, bearing the best keyboard you can find on an Android phone in 2017. Lest you think I'm damning it with faint praise, remember that MrMobile values smartphones that stand out from the crowd -- sometimes even more than he values phones with great battery life and outstanding build quality.
May 4, 2017
Read More


MrMobile's BlackBerry KEYone review: Stretch those thumbs
The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just another anachronistic appeal to nostalgia. it's the best BlackBerry on shelves today, bearing the best keyboard you can find on an Android phone in 2017. Lest you think I'm damning it with faint praise, remember that MrMobile values smartphones that stand out from the crowd -- sometimes even more than he values phones with great battery life and outstanding build quality.
May 4, 2017
Read More


MrMobile's Essential Phone impressions: Everybody just chill
The father of the Android platform just announced a smartphone, which is kind of a big deal.
May 30, 2017
Read More


MrMobile's HTC U11 review: A study in contradictions
In five years reviewing smartphones I don't think I've ever seen one so full of contradiction as the HTC U11. A stunning backplate mated to a forgettable face; fast software blunted by extraneous gimmicks; slick multimedia features without a big battery to back 'em up. Even the name "U11" seems an awkward compromise of last year's simplicity and this year's ... peculiar claptrap.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Mujjo reveals exclusive full-grain leather cases for the Galaxy S8/S8+, and they come with Style
Mujjo is no stranger to quality mobile accessories, and has for example been making upscale touchscreen-friendly gloves for five years already, specializing so well that it offers one of the greatest bangs for the buck in the category. that expertise transfers to the Mujjo cases for popular handsets like the iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy S line, and now it is a turn of the new S8 and S8+ to receive their first full-grain leather wrappers.
May 11, 2017
Read More


MyMacca's app makes fast food slightly faster
Ever been in the queue at McDonald's and wished that you could have called to order your ready-made shame food ahead of time?
May 17, 2017
Read More


Mystery Google Pixel 2 "Taimen" model appears on Geekbench running Android O
Google's first time designing brand new smartphones proved to be a big success for the Alphabet division. There are many Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users out there who will tell you that the pair were easily the best Android phones for 2016, topping the competition such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5, Moto Z Force and others. Naturally, Google is returning to the flagship market with sequels that will be manufactured once again by HTC.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Misc. - N

Nearly 10% of all active Android devices are running Nougat
Nougat continues to gain momentum in the latest Android distribution numbers.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Need a new feature phone? Verizon's LG Exalt LTE might be for you
Verizon Wireless this week started selling a feature phone (i.e. not a smartphone) made by LG: the LG Exalt LTE.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Netflix blocks installs on rooted Android devices
Over the weekend, Netflix tested a new pricing scheme in Australia to gauge reaction from users. In a more permanent change, Netflix is now restricting the installation of its Android app to non-rooted devices. the company confirmed that the latest update will not work on devices that aren't Google-certified or have been altered.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Netflix brings HDR streaming to the LG G6, here's how to get it (S8 needn't apply yet)
In case you have scooped up one of those seasonal flagships everyone is talking about - the Galaxy S8 or the LG G6 - you will be delighted to learn that their Mobile HDR Premium and Full Vision displays, respectively, can potentially take advantage of those Netflix series shot in HDR10 or Dolby Vision formats. That's right, we barely reported that Netflix has listed its first phone certified for HDR streaming - the LG G6 - and the promised 5.0 app version that brings in the wide color goods to its screen, is already rolling out.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Netflix certifies its first phone for HDR and Dolby Vision streaming... yep, it's the LG G6
Oh, Gods of HDR streaming, you have finally blessed a phone with the Netflix stamp of approval, and for the first time in history we will be able to watch all those new or existing "wide color" shows shot in the flashy DCI-P3 gamut as their creators intended on the go with the smartphone in our pocket.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Netflix drops support for rooted and unlocked Android devices
While rooting Android does not make it necessarily less secure, some software makers would rather you keep your device stock. Why? Well, because when you gain elevated privileges, which is what rooting enables, you might cause some issues or do some things that run afoul of their rules.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices
The "unlocked' devices Netflix is refusing to support may refer to bootloader-unlocked devices rather than carrier-unlocked devices. Carrier unlocking refers to the practice of allowing a device purchased from one company to run on another company's network, while bootloader unlocking allows a smartphone to run a completely different version of Android (or in some cases, an entirely different operating system).
May 15, 2017
Read More


Netflix Use of Google DRM Means Rooted Android Devices Are Banned
Netflix customers who previously viewed the service using a 'rooted' Android device are no longer able to do so, at least officially. the development has been confirmed by Netflix, who say that the company's reliance on Google's Widevine DRM standards means that modified and/or non-certified devices will be excluded from the service.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Netflix Windows Phone app gets updated Live Tile and streaming fixes
Netflix has updated its Windows Phone 8.1 app with a new Live Tile color and some fixes to reported issues for video streaming.
July 7, 2016
Read More


New Android 7.0 Nougat beta rolls out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Almost a month after the release of its third Android 7.0 preview, Samsung rolled out its fourth beta a few days before Christmas. Now, one week later, Samsung has made another new Nougat preview available.
December 27, 2016
Read More


New Android malware uses code injection to control devices
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released details of a new trojan being distributed via the Google Play store that is able to inject malicious code into the system runtime libraries.
June 9, 2017
Read More


New Android Version of Signal Adds Anti-Censorship Feature to Escape Egypt, UAE Blocking
Over the weekend, the Signal developers saw reports that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were blocking Signal. the Signal team quickly created a censorship circumvention feature to bypass the blocking.
December 22, 2016
Read More


New emoji tool lets you know when your favorite symbol is no longer cool
Emojipedia has a new tool to track which of your favorite icons are having their moment in the sun, and which symbols are slowly going the way of the fax machine emoji. With the new "trends' feature, Emojipedia pulls data from Google Trends and builds graphs, going back five years, to show the climbing and falling of each icon.
May 23, 2017
Read More


New Exploit Breaks the iPhone's Messaging App with One Text
Yet another way to wreak havoc on someone's life with a single text has been discovered. this time it results from a message containing a large virtual contact file (VCF) crashing the iPhone's built-in messaging app in a vicious loop that ends only if the victim uses a workaround to interrupt the process.
December 30, 2016
Read More


New digital assistant answers data-related questions
In our private lives we're used to getting answers quickly from digital assistants. So far though this is something that hasn't really taken off in business environments.
May 24, 2017
Read More


New Galaxy S8/S8+ patch brings June security update and changes to the navigation bar
A new software update is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices around the globe. Weighing in at 453.72MB, the new update packs the June security update and a few changes to the navigation bar.
June 15, 2017
Read More


New Google Assistant update adds entire search phrases to keyboard suggestion row
Typing support for Google Assistant was only introduced at last week's I/O 2017, yet the function is already getting an upgrade.
May 23, 2017
Read More


New Google hire points to custom chips in next Pixel
The company reportedly poached a key engineer from Apple in an effort to build its own chips.
June 13, 2017
Read More


New HydrogenOS beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T repairs lots of issues
The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the only smartphones that the Chinese company keeps updating in the last couple of months. Either you're running HydrogenOS or OxygenOS, the updates are coming almost on a monthly basis on both devices.
May 15, 2017
Read More


New images show off the iPhone 7S/Plus rear and iPhone 8's curved edge-to-edge panel
Some images published to Reddit, from a user claiming to have a "friend in the industry", allegedly show off the rear panels of all three iPhone models due for release later this year, as well as the front panel for the iPhone 8.
June 13, 2017
Read More


New iPhone 8 renders may provide an accurate look at the handset
There's no shortage of iPhone 8 renders out there, but it's hard to tell if any of them provide a truthful look at the real handset (which should be unveiled by Apple later this year). Today, however, we can inspect a new series of renders that may give us the best look at the iPhone 8 thus far.
May 9, 2017
Read More


New iPhone 8 renders reveal Apple is switching to glass design, vertical dual camera and two slightly bigger bodies
The 2017 Apple iPhone is expected to bring one of the biggest changes ever in the design and functionality of the iPhone series, and while the phone is said to be gearing up for launch at a slightly later time in the year, some interesting new details about it have surfaced.
May 16, 2017
Read More


New iPhone camera app bets on pro-level controls, clever interface
Whether you're a skilled photographer or you're shooting just for fun, it always helps to have a great camera app loaded on your phone. One such app is Halide -- a brand new and ambitious camera application for iOS.
May 31, 2017
Read More


New leaks suggest exciting new functionality and a different name for the Surface Phone
Microsoft has been said to be revamping its hardware and software offerings on the mobile front for a while now. On the software front, it is expected that the company will enable full Windows 10 to run on mobile devices through its CSHELL adaptive UI shell, while the hardware reboot will likely come courtesy of the long-awaited Surface Phone.
June 6, 2017
Read More


New Nokia 3310 release date for the UK confirmed by HMD Global
The famous remake of one of the most popular, robust, and reliable phones will soon be able to be purchased from Carphone Warehouse as well as Vodafone for £49.99. Pre-registration for the phone has been ten times higher than any other flagship release this year according to Carphone Warehouse.
May 10, 2017
Read More


New Moto Z2 leak shows phone from all angles
If last year's Moto Z can serve as an indication, then the Moto Z2 is likely to be officially unveiled sometime next month. That said, we've already got what looks like a legitimate leak on our hands, showing the Z2 wrapped in a protective case, and from all angles.
May 30, 2017
Read More


New OnePlus 3 and 3T beta updates improve Bluetooth, call behavior
A small but important update is out for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
May 2, 2017
Read More


New OnePlus 5 leak shows us dual camera module on back, reaffirms hardware rumors
As you probably well know, the OnePlus 5 is just around the corner. Leaks are coming out, teases are being dropped left and right, and everybody is expecting a device that will take our breath away with a mix of quality hardware and aggressive pricing.
May 12, 2017
Read More


New OnePlus 5 render shows there's more to the design than dual cameras
We get it, you think it looks like an iPhone 7 -- but let's be rational for a second.
June 14, 2017
Read More


New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support
Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter's mobile application, but an ETA wasn't given at the time.
May 23, 2017
Read More


New renders derived from a reliable CAD file give us details about Apple's upcoming iPhone
This year, the leaks have been all over the place for Apple's upcoming iPhones. If the rumors are to be believed, the firm is expected to announce two devices that will become replacements for last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with a third device, that is meant to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone.
May 16, 2017
Read More


New report has it that LG will make the Pixel 3, LG dismisses it as "pure speculation"
According to a fresh report from a Korean publication, LG is "expected" to manufacture the Google Pixel 3 family of smartphones that should be released sometime in 2018. Until then, of course, Google will first have to launch the Pixel 2 series - however, like the Pixel and Pixel XL from last year, this will probably be made by HTC.
May 11, 2017
Read More


New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps
The security hole that previously affected Blu R1 HD phones has been linked to more than 40 other manufacturers.
December 20, 2016
Read More


New report states Apple will embed its Touch ID sensor under the display of the new iPhone
Every year there is the usual flow of leaks and rumors in regards to Apple's iPhone. While that seems to be the case this year, we have yet to solidify the placement of the device's Touch ID sensor. That all might change, as it appears that new information has surfaced that states Apple will indeed have its fingerprint sensor under the front display glass of its next device.
May 26, 2017
Read More


New Report Suggest that the iPhone 8 will Arrive on Time After All
There have been a lot of rumors circulating about the iPhone 8. Most of them have centered around the phone's design and features and have, overall, generated a lot of positive buzz for the company. I say "most' because there have been a few troubling rumors regarding possible supply shortages and even delays. However,a recent report suggest that those rumors are just that, rumors.
May 9, 2017
Read More


New rumor suggests OnePlus 5 will cost $510 in India
OnePlus 5 may turn out to be the company's costliest phone yet.
June 9, 2017
Read More


New security tool addresses Android app collusion threat
As we reported last month app collusion, where apps work together to extract sensitive data, now represents a very real security risk to mobile devices.
July 7, 2016
Read More


New Sims game coming to iPhone, Android
In what looks like a match made in Sim heaven, a full-fledged Sims game is headed to mobile devices.
May 10, 2017
Read More


New teaser image suggests the OnePlus 5 is smaller than the OnePlus 3T
OnePlus just posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting that its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone will be smaller than the company's current flagship handset (OnePlus 3T).
June 1, 2017
Read More


New version of Pinterest Lens offers recipes based on full dish recognition
Pinterest's Lens tool is available to everyone in the United States since March. The feature received many improvements in the coming months, but one of the most significant additions has been announced today.
May 23, 2017
Read More


New Windows look and feel, Neon, is officially the "Microsoft Fluent Design System'
New "design system" will span everything from phones to virtual reality.
May 11, 2017
Read More


New York City's Wi-Fi kiosks have provided users with $15 million worth of free internet service
The 934 Link kiosks that dot the New York City landscape have provided a ton of free data to new Yorkers. the kiosks started operations early last year, and since that time period over one petabyte of data has been employed by mobile device owners in the Big Apple. Based on current rates, that is equivalent to more than $15 million of broadband internet connectivity that has been received for free in New York City.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Nextbit makes accessing your pictures easier with Web Client Beta
Nextbit has just unveiled its first piece of beta software, Web Client. this will allow you to view your pictures, their metadata and even download them on your computer with ease. Recently, Nextbit put out a call for Robin owners who may be interested in testing unreleased software, and this is the first thing to come from that.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Nextbit may have just revealed a red variant of the Robin
Taking it all in stride, Nextbit gave us a little bit of extra information as to the legitimacy of an upcoming red Robin ... saying "there are no mistakes," with a jar of red paint spilled on a black phone.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Niantic celebrates Pokemon Go anniversary with huge update, real-world events
Niantic is planning summer-long events to celebrate Pokemon Go's anniversary.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Niantic debuts Adventure Week event to celebrate distance traveled by Pokemon Go players
The studio behind the wildly popular Pokemon Go game, Niantic has just announced that as of May 11, the community of the game has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Niantic punishes Pokemon GO cheaters by giving them useless monsters
The Pokemon GO activity is bound to rise in the next few months, as weather warms up and players are more inclined to go on long walks. So, it's no wonder that the popular AR game is landing in the news more often the past few weeks. After giving us Adventure Week, which helped us tremendously in raising our buddy Pokemon, Ninatic now appears to be focusing on cheaters.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Nielsen: Top 10 smartphone apps of 2016 -- Facebook and Google dominate
When it comes to mobile operating systems, apps still reign supreme. to highlight which ones were most popular in 2016, Nielsen conducted a study of Android and iPhone smartphone users.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Nifty Mobile Charger review: USB-C compatible and faster charging for iPhones
A stylish adapter that can work with your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Nike releases iPhone cases for sneakerheads
These iPhone cases by Nike are made out of iconic sneaker soles -- and they look damn good.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Nike's new iPhone 7 cases feature the soles of Air Force 1 and Roshe sneakers
Nike announced new hard iPhone 7 cases this week that'll appeal to all sneakerheads. the cases feature the same sole design as two of the company's most popular sneakers: the Roshe and Air Force 1. the Roshe case is available in either a bright red or seafoam green while the Air Force 1 is only available in a classic blue.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Nine months after its release, iOS 10 is now on 86% of iOS devices
Today, at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system. It's available now as a developer preview, with a wider beta due in a few weeks' time, and it will roll out as an update to supported devices this autumn.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Nintendo's beloved Legend of Zelda may be coming to phones
Another beloved Nintendo franchise is coming to phones.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Nissan puts Signal Shield to reduce smartphone distraction at the wheel
As we all know, using a smartphone while driving a car can be quite a dangerous thing. and we all know why we should pay attention to the road, not to the phone, right? a recent study confirmed that even using a hands-free system can be just as distracting for drivers as holding the phone to the ear, not to mention texting while driving. of course, there are some apps available that claim to reduce the distraction (as for example Samsung's "In-Traffic Reply'), but their effectiveness is still to be proved in practice.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Nissan Uses a Faraday Cage to Combat Phone Distractions
Distracted driving is a huge problem. some have called on Apple and Google to implement features that automatically lock down phones when they detect that you're driving. Nissan would like to offer a more old-school solution: the Faraday cage.
May 4, 2017
Read More


No more locked phones or unlocking fees in Canada, wireless regulator rules
2017 is shaping up to be a good year for the global consumer. Just yesterday, roaming charges were abolished across the European Union, and now, it looks like there's some good news for Canadians as well.
June 16, 2017
Read More


No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown
After a week of blocking the secure messaging app Signal in Egypt the service is back online thanks to new features added by its parent company Open Whisper Systems.
December 25, 2016
Read More


No, Microsoft didn't just accidentally confirm Edge extensions for Windows 10 Mobile
Ever since Microsoft first confirmed that extensions were coming to its in-house Edge browser, Windows phone users have hoped that they would also show up for Windows 10 Mobile. back in May, the firm's public Windows 10 roadmap said that it would happen, but then it was quickly removed.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Nokia 3, 5 and 6 Android smartphones launched in India at a starting price of $147
After launching the Nokia 3310 in India earlier this month and in the UK last month, HMD Global has now taken the wraps off its trio of Android smartphones in the country, which were first announced at Mobile World Congress 2017. HMD Global also revealed its strategy to take on the price-sensitive market by striking a balance between offline and online availability of its products.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Nokia 6 one step closer to U.S. launch after receiving its FCC certification
Following in the footsteps of the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 has taken a giant step toward its expected stateside launch by receiving its FCC certification. Because the phone has already been released overseas, we don't have to guess at the specs.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Nokia 6 to arrive in Europe and Latin America with less memory, upgraded front camera
HMD Global is expected to release the Nokia 6 in Europe and Latin America sooner rather than later. And up until now, we thought that we'd be getting the exact same phone released in China, with minor changes to software and supported LTE bands. It turns out, however, that we were wrong.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will get Android O update
For a newcomer, it is reassuring to know that HMD Global cares about software updates. The company has announced that the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3, which were unveiled earlier this year, will all receive an update to Android O.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Nokia 9 gets benchmarked by AnTuTu revealing specs for the high-end model
The Nokia 9 is the high end version of the new series of Nokia branded smartphones released by licensee HMD. A smidgen more than a week ago, the phone was benchmarked on Geekbench and put up noteworthy scores of 2255 on the single-core test and 7770 on the multi-core test. Today, the handset was discovered on the AnTuTu benchmark site which revealed some specs belonging to the device.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Nokia 9 leak shows off dual cameras, 5.3-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835
An early look at the Nokia 9 shows off a device with a lot of potential.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Nokia 9 rumor review: specs, price, release date
The king has returned, and it wants its crown back. Nokia has licensed the Finnish company HMD Global to produce handsets with the iconic brand, and it's been doing a pretty good job so far. Three Android smartphones have already been released, which took some emerging markets by storm.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Nokia 9 shown off in leaks with Snapdragon 835, dual 13MP camera, 5.3" QHD display
Images and a hands-on of the upcoming Nokia 9 (earlier rumored as the Nokia 8) have been posted online by the folk over at frandroid.com, albeit wrapped in an enclosure designed to keep its design away from prying eyes. What it doesn't hide is the connectors required for operation, and this means confirmation of a Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Nokia 3310 hasn't made it to market yet, but it's already been cloned in Asia
What you see in the images attached to this article is not the new Nokia 3310 that HMD Global announced back in February at Mobile World Congress. That's because someone thought it would wise to take advantage of the hype around HMD's Nokia-branded feature phone and clone it ahead of its market release.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want it, you don't want it
Overpriced and underpowered, the Nokia 3310 is a feature phone for the hipster elite.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Nokia 3310 unboxing: It finally arrived
The Nokia 3310 is the only feature phone that has generated any buzz whatsoever in recent years. It signified the return of the former mobile king, but does it have anything in common with its now 17-year-old predecessor?
June 16, 2017
Read More


Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents
Apple has refused to negotiate for licenses for the H.264 video codec and other Nokia technologies, the company alleges
December 21, 2016
Read More


Nokia and Apple sign patent license agreement, ending their second patent dispute
Apple and Nokia have a long history of law disputes. Between 2009 and 2011 the two companies were at each other's throats, since Nokia sued Apple for patent infringement. The two-year battle ended with a settlement, which awarded Nokia a portion of the money for every iPhone sold to that date.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits
The companies are at odds over fair licensing of the H.264 video codec and other technologies.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Nokia brand rumored to return with camera-centric smartphone
HMD Global, a Finnish company that has acquired patents and the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones from Microsoft for the next 10 years, is expected to launch a couple of high-end Android devices at the Mobile World Congress in February and one of them looks like a serious weapon for mobile photographers.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple
Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 40 patents in lawsuits filed in 11 countries
December 22, 2016
Read More


Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits
Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia's back at it again. the one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it's ready to go back to court in a big way, filing multiple lawsuits aimed squarely at Cupertino.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Nokia sues Apple over alleged patent infringement
Nokia just announced that it is suing Apple in the US and Germany because the iPhone maker is allegedly infringing some of its patents. According to the Finnish company, Apple rejected any licensing offers that would have allowed it to legally take advantage of the infringed patents.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Nokia's first Android phone coming February 26 to MWC
BlackBerry isn't the only megabrand of yesteryear attempting a major comeback. Nokia, too, will unveil its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, to the wider world.
January 13, 2017
Read More


Nokia, which still exists, sues Apple over 32 phone patents
Nokia Technologies -- the mobile patent arm, not the phone development team Microsoft bought and sold -- claims Apple isn't paying what it owes.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Non-Droid Moto Z receives Soak Test that includes Android 7.1.1 and the June security patch
Last week, the Moto Z Play Droid became the first Moto model in the U.S. to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. Today Motorola has started to soak test Android 7.1.1 on the non-Droid version of the Moto Z. Some of those who own the device and subscribe to the Motorola Feedback Network were given the option to participate in the soak test. If you happen to be one of them, you might receive the update today on your handset. Remember, the idea behind these tests is to give the manufacturer feedback on the update so that changes can be made before all users are affected.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Nope, not iPhone 8 -- This is Android Andy Rubin's new Essential
The battle for next-generation phone mindshare just got a new entrant -- and it's Essential.
May 30, 2017
Read More


'Northstar': Images reveal Microsoft's cancelled aluminum-bodied Windows 10 Mobile flagship
Over a year ago, in February 2016, an unannounced high-end Windows phone appeared on benchmarking service GFXBench. That appearance came just a few months after Microsoft had launched its Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagship phones, and indicated that the company was already working on its next range-topping handsets, with (at the time) next-gen Snapdragon 820 processors.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Note 8 very likely to feature dual-camera, 3X optical zoom predicted
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will almost certainly come with a dual-camera setup, according to the latest report from South Korea. Speaking to The Korea Herald, Daishin Securities analyst Park Kang-ho predicted that a camera overhaul is all but "inevitable" for Samsung's next high-end phone:
May 17, 2017
Read More


Nova Launcher 5.2 is out of beta, brings Android O style notification dots to everyone
In the past few years, Nova Launcher has successfully positioned itself as Android customization geeks' default launcher choice, thanks to its ever-increasing set of features. And with its most recent stable release, version number 5.2, that list grew once again with several new additions.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Nova Launcher finally adds Google Now pane swipe support through companion app
It was only a couple of days ago that we covered news about a developer adding support to Launcher3 for the Google Now pane swipe, usually restricted to Google Pixel phones. Now, Nova Launcher has got in on the action, enabling the functionality for any device running Marshmallow or higher, and more importantly, without the need to "root" it.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Nova Launcher finally gets true Google Now integration on home screen, here's how to enable it
Nova Launcher is finally getting support for one of the most highly-requested features from the Android community -- Google Now integration. Ever since Google introduced Now in 2012, the convenient homescreen side pane has been at the top of the wishlists of countless Nova Launcher users who were not willing to switch away from their favorite, highly-customizable launcher. However, for a number of technical reasons, Now integration could not be easily added to Nova Launcher.
June 15, 2017
Read More


Nova Launcher gets a Google Now pane by jumping through hoops
Google Now Launcher, eat your heart out.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?
And what about Brexit, huh?
June 15, 2017
Read More


NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, allowed 1,934 to be 'unmasked'
The NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, according to a new transparency report, and allowed 1,934 Americans to be 'unmasked' upon requests of government officials.
May 3, 2017
Read More


NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones
It's now feasible to secure smartphones using virtualization, a technology the NSA currently requires only on tablets and laptops
May 1, 2017
Read More


Nubia unveils $590 Z17 handset with Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM and Quick Charge 4.0+
Nubia has launched an impressive handset that offers top-end specifications for around $600 USD. The Z17 is the latest in its lineup and offers a simple design and array of features that should satisfy most.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Misc. - O

Official file management app for iOS spotted on the App Store
With WWDC set to kick off soon, there has been a good number of Apple-related rumors and leaks making their way online. A sizeable chunk of that information has come from a poster on Reddit with purported connections to Foxconn, who touched on products including a home speaker, AR glasses, and the MacBook Air that could perhaps be put out to pasture.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Official video promotes the updated rear camera on the Moto Z2 Play
Earlier this morning, Motorola made the Moto Z2 Play official. Besides a smaller battery, a new chipset and some design changes, Motorola also made some improvements to the rear camera on the device. These changes are highlighted in a new video released by the manufacturer today.
June 1, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Office for Android updated with SVG image support
Microsoft released new updates for its Office suite on Android today, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Here's what's new:
December 22, 2016
Read More


Offline content gets a boost in the new version of Chrome for Android
Google rolled out a "Downloads' feature in its mobile web browser Chrome for Android in December that allows you to save web pages, music and videos for offline access. Today, the company is introducing a series of improvements to make it easier to save content for offline access, as well as quickly find the pages you had already saved.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Oh, no! Google's play Store icon losing its iconic shopping bag wrapper
Oh, no, modern design guidelines, why you do this to us! Google is apparently on the eve of ditching the iconic shopping bag that the play Store triangle has been stamped on in the respective Android icon since, well... forever.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Oh, wow, Canada: No more carrier-locked phones for Canucks
And no fees for unshackling mobes, either -- all from December this year
June 15, 2017
Read More


"OK, Google - make ice!" Google's AI voice Assistant to be in LG's upcoming premium appliances
At present, Google Assistant only lives inside your phone or Google Home speaker. This probably doesn't come as unexpected, but you'll be seeing and hearing a lot more of the helpful artificial intelligence in your present or future smart home. For starters, LG is partnering up with Google to embed the AI assistant inside its Signature line of appliances -- an air purifier, refrigerator, and washing machine.
May 18, 2017
Read More


OK, Google Assistant. Come to my iPhone
Google could announce the new iOS app as soon as this week's annual developer conference, according to a report.
May 15, 2017
Read More


One of Steve Jobs' usual suspects on January 9th 2007 was the Motorola Q
Steve Jobs pointed to a screen with a number of smartphones displayed, and called them "the usual suspects." He was talking about the state of the smartphone market on January 9th, 2007. the Apple CEO was about to change the smartphone market forever with the unveiling of the Apple iPhone, and one of the handsets that he was aiming at was the Motorola Q.
May 1, 2017
Read More


One of tech's biggest events will go lean on phones. What's up with that?
CES may be the world's largest tech show, but it won't be where the year's best phones premiere. Here's why.
December 29, 2016
Read More


One of the founders of Android is starting an education project inside Google
Rich Miner, Android's cofounder and a general partner at Alphabet's venture capital arm GV, now has plans to step down and start an education company within Google. Miner told Fortune that the project is being built at Google because of the company's pre-existing education assets, rather than it becoming a separate Alphabet entity. However, it'll take some before what Miner plans on building comes into focus.
July 7, 2016
Read More


One (or five) reasons you'll love the OnePlus 5
2016 turned out to be a breakout year for OnePlus.
June 13, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3 and 3T get new OxygenOS update based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
After upgrading the 3 and 3T to Android 7.0 Nougat at the beginning of the year, OnePlus brought Android 7.1.1 to both handsets in March. Now, the company is rolling out a further update to the two devices, but it's not based on the latest Android 7.1.2 version that Google released two months ago.
June 7, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3 and 3T will be updated to Android O
The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both be updated to Android O, the newest version of Google's operating system. OnePlus founder and chief executive Pete Lau confirmed that the two phones will be kept up to date in a tweet.
May 31, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3 gets new Android 7.0 Nougat preview
It's been two weeks since OnePlus released its last OxygenOS preview based on Android 7.0. a new beta is now available - but there's still no sign of Nougat for the company's latest flagship, the OnePlus 3T.
December 29, 2016
Read More


OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 will get Android O
OnePlus has been great when it comes to supporting the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3. The company has released a ton of software updates for the two flagships, including an upgrade to Android 7 Nougat. But it will not be long before Google takes the wraps off Android O, so what can users expect?
May 31, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is officially sold out
The limited "Midnight Black" edition of the OnePlus 3T is now officially out of stock on a global basis. the news comes just a few days after we reported that the phone was sold out in all markets apart from Hong Kong and the UK.
May 4, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3T is being discontinued to make way for the OnePlus 5
You'll soon no longer be able to buy a OnePlus 3T, but that's not a bad thing.
May 25, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 3T will continue to be on sale in India until 'later this year'
OnePlus 3T isn't getting discontinued in India.
May 26, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 aims hard to boost its camera game
By partnering with DxO, OnePlus is working to improve the camera on its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 5.
May 18, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 processor, surprising nobody
The upcoming OnePlus 5 will have a Snapdragon 835 processor, matching the top-end power offered by just about every other flagship launched in 2017. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made a post on the OnePlus Forums to confirm everyone's suspicions on the processor choice, and go further in depth on performance aspirations for the OnePlus 5.
May 24, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint sensor
OnePlus is slowly releasing more information about its upcoming flagship killer, the OnePlus 5. After teasing the possible color options, the Chinese maker now reveals the processor that powers it and the location of the fingerprint sensor.
May 24, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 may be available in four color options
As we are getting closer to the launch of the eagerly-awaited OnePlus 5, we are learning more things about the upcoming flagship killer. We know its name, when it will be released, and what sort of improvements we can expect to see in the camera department.
May 24, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 may be jumping on the dual-camera trend
If these rumors pan out, the OnePlus 5 may feature dual rear cameras and the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
May 12, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 may get UI themes and a blue light filter, new teasers suggest
Another day, another teaser for the OnePlus 5 has come out ahead of the phone's official announcement. In fact, two new posts have appeared on the OnePlus Twitter page in the last 24 hours, both giving us hints about changes we can expect.
June 15, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 name officially confirmed, will have a camera made in partnership with DxO
The OnePlus 5 will be the official name of the company's next flagship, and it will put the focus on a brilliant camera that will be made in partnership with DxO, another company that focuses on photography testing. The news comes from OnePlus staff member diegohnz and was posted on the official OnePlus Forums.
May 18, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 photography sample sparks a mixed reaction
OnePlus continues to drip-feed us snippets of information about its upcoming OnePlus 5. We've already learned that the company has teamed up with DxO to improve the photography side of things, and now we have been treated to the first official sample photo shot on a OnePlus 5.
May 30, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 price and release date? Let's make an educated guess...
OnePlus has managed to achieve what's nearly impossible in today's oversaturated smartphone market -- make a name for itself, gather a following, and even build a certain level of anticipation for its next product. all of this through tons of (hit-and-miss) guerrilla marketing, aggressive pricing, and attention to customer needs and desires.
May 11, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 prototype appears, dual rear camera and all
The photograph that accompanies this story, and almost looks like the OnePlus 3T except with a vertical dual-camera setup on back, is not the OnePlus 5. So why are we showing it to you? Because according to the source of the image, it is a prototype for the OnePlus 5 and can give us some idea of how the final version is going to look.
May 17, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 revealed in leaked image, confirming dual rear cameras
Android Police, which published the image, said it's "highly confident" that it's an accurate representation of the device, having verified its authenticity with a second source. The image confirms that the OnePlus 5 will have dual rear cameras, although it debunks an earlier 'photo' purporting to show the handset with the two rear cameras stacked vertically in the center of the device.
June 6, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 rumor roundup
Everything we know about the OnePlus 5.
May 9, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 shows up on benchmarking site GFXBench
Just yesterday, we spotted the OnePlus 5 on Geekbench, and the listing revealed some of the specs that we should see on the latest flagship killer.
June 9, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 to retain headphone jack with different position, Carl Pei reveals on Twitter
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is one amusing man. Bearing the username @getpeid, he often takes to Twitter to interact with fans of the brand, and some of the conversations that occur can get particularly intriguing, not to mention humorous, before a flagship release from the company.
May 22, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 specs allegedly leak out: Dual rear camera and 3,600 mAh battery with faster charging expected
Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has produced some beastly smartphones over the last few years, so it's not surprising to see the amount of hype generated by the company's upcoming flagship - the OnePlus 5. Where there's hype there are also many rumors and leaks, and the latest serving of speculations comes from Weibo.
May 4, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 versus OnePlus 3T: what are the expected differences?
Excellent, attractive, complete -- these are just some of the superlatives which many reviewers used to describe the OnePlus 3 and 3T when the two smartphones premiered last year. the Chinese manufacturer really managed to live up to its "Never Settle" motto in 2016, bringing handsets that looked, felt, and performed like high-end flagships, while costing less than $500 at the same time.
May 8, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5 will be 'the thinnest flagship phone' says CEO
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has just let a little more slip about the upcoming OnePlus 5. According to a Weibo post by the company founder, the OnePlus 5 will be "the thinnest flagship phone" when it launches later this summer. Importantly, Lau says that the thinness does not mean compromises have been made.
May 31, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5: CEO hints at fingerprint on the front
Not the back. Or the side. Or under the screen.
May 24, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know about the budget flagship
The OnePlus 5 is here, bringing a Snapdragon 835 chip, dual camera system, and higher price tag.
June 15, 2017
Read More


OnePlus 5's camera will get a boost from DxO
If it's one thing that consumers expect in a flagship smartphone, it's a great camera. Getting quality photos and videos is one of the main reasons why so many folks spend their hard earned cash on devices like the HTC U 11, Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 or Google Pixel -- and why those devices cost as much as they do.
May 18, 2017
Read More


OnePlus CEO hints that its new handset will contain UFS storage
A weibo post disseminated by OnePlus co-founder and CEO Liu Zuohu (better known as Pete Lau in the English speaking media) hints that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS (Universal Flash Storage). In the post, the executive noted that UFS has become a selling point for high-end flagship smartphones. While he didn't come right out and state that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS storage, it would seem like a strange point to make if the new model was going to stick with eMMC storage.
June 13, 2017
Read More


OnePlus CEO Lau shares OnePlus 5 camera sample taken in low-light
OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has a great job. After all, he gets to take any new OnePlus handset out for a spin whenever his heart desires. Recently, Lau checked out a OnePlus 5 model and took at least one photo under low-light conditions. From what we can see of this night time snapshot, it shows a clear sky framing this odd-shaped building.
June 7, 2017
Read More


OnePlus CEO says OnePlus 5 will be "the thinnest flagship phone"
The OnePlus 5 is officially launching sometime this summer, and we already know that it's going to be a very powerful smartphone - thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. We also know that the upcoming handset features a rear camera made in collaboration with DxO, has a fingerprint scanner on the front, and (most likely) won't ditch the standard 3.5mm headset jack.
May 31, 2017
Read More


OnePlus CEO shares another black and white portrait taken with the OnePlus 5
You probably have heard that by now - the OnePlus 5 is going official on June 20, succeeding the OnePlus 3T as the company's best-spec'd device. With powerful internals in tow, namely a Snapdragon 835 and supposedly some 8GB of RAM, the fifth flagship iteration will also boast dual cameras at the back, as is trendy these days.
June 12, 2017
Read More


OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei addresses the "iPhone 7 lookalike" concerns for the OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 -- the anticipated "flagship killer" of 2017 -- is right around the corner and, after teasing the device numerous times, the company actually revealed its looks well before the announcement day. The shown render confirmed previous leaks and concerns that the device would look a lot like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
June 15, 2017
Read More


OnePlus confirms that Android O is coming to the 3 and 3T
OnePlus is preparing to launch its new flagship-class handset, the 5, and is already winding down sales of its latest device, the 3T. Last week, the company promised that it would deliver "more software updates" to both the 3T, and its predecessor, the 3.
May 31, 2017
Read More


OnePlus discontinues software support for the OnePlus 2, no Android Nougat incoming
Two months ago OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X owners kicked off a Thunderclap campaign in the hopes the Chinese company will start releasing updates for these two phones just like it does with its high-end phones, the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
June 2, 2017
Read More


OnePlus discontinues the OnePlus 3T 128 GB
OnePlus today changed its website to show that the 3T 128 GB is just "sold out," not discontinued. Moreover, according to GSMArena, the company will continue to sell this variant of the phone, at least in some markets (it's not clear if the US is included here).
May 8, 2017
Read More


OnePlus officially shows off the OnePlus 5, dual camera confirmed
Revealed by OnePlus itself, the render - seen above - tells us that the OnePlus 5 features "dual cameras" for "clearer photos." This dual camera seemingly looks a lot like the rear camera of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, though it's probably best for us to leave this comparison for when we'll have a OnePlus 5 in our hands.
June 8, 2017
Read More


OnePlus official statement suggests the OnePlus 3T could be discontinued soon (Confirmed)
OnePlus is readying its new flagships smartphones, the OnePlus 5, but at the same time plans to cut short the support for some of its older handsets. Already the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X aren't receiving enough attention from the Chinese company, so it's no surprise that much newer devices will be getting the same treatment.
May 25, 2017
Read More


OnePlus really wants you to know the 5 will have two cameras
The OnePlus 5 gets another camera teaser, this time in video.
June 9, 2017
Read More


OnePlus releases OxygenOS Open Beta 17/8 -- here's what's new
On top of the official software releases, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 users also have access to beta versions of OxygenOS. The builds, which are labeled "Open Beta," typically add new features and improvements to the Android distribution, but may also cause some issues -- something that's to be expected, given their nature.
June 1, 2017
Read More


OnePlus reveals the first photo taken with the OnePlus 5
Not long after announcing that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will feature a main camera made in collaboration with DxO, OnePlus today revealed the very first (public) photo shot with said camera.
May 29, 2017
Read More


OnePlus rolls out a referral program ahead of OnePlus 5 launch
Save some cash on OnePlus accessories with its referral program.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Only 9 countries will receive the HTC U11 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage
HTC has produced two different versions of its new flagship phone. The HTC U11 found in the U.S. at Sprint, or unlocked from HTC, features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. But another unlocked version of the U11 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. While the latter model isn't coming to the U.S., you can still have it imported to the states.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Only 42 Android models have been updated to a security patch from the last 2 months
This needs to get better. A lot better.
June 1, 2017
Read More


OnStar is killing its RemoteLink app for Windows phones
If you use the OnStar RemoteLink app on your Windows phone, it looks like your time with the app is pretty limited. OnStar has begun sending letters to customers, alerting them to the fact that support for the RemoteLink app will be discontinued due to a "system change" later this year.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Ookla Speedtest UWP app is now available for Windows 10 Mobile devices
Ookla's Speedtest service is one of the most popular tools in the world for people to easily test the speed of their internet connections, along with additional features such as ping tests and packet loss statistics. Many users access the tool via its website at Speedtest.net, but the company also offers it as an app across multiple platforms.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Op-ed: it's time for Google to take responsibility for Android's security updates
Carriers and OEMs should be cut out of this part of the process.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Opera abandons iOS
I have been enjoying the Opera desktop web browser lately. In fact, the experience has been so good, that I have been using it on Windows 10, Linux, and macOS. The browser has many great features, plenty of extensions, and it is darn fast too.
May 26, 2017
Read More


OPPO announces its R11 handset with a 20 MP and 16 MP rear camera running Android 7.1
While the name OPPO might not strike you with the same resonance as Samsung, the firm has had a long history building mobile phones that dates back to 2008. In its near decade of producing handsets, the company has made numerous advances in design, quality and also price.
June 6, 2017
Read More


OPPO R11 Plus comes with 2x tele dual-cam
Back at the Mobile World Congress in February Chinese Manufacturer OPPO was demonstrating a smartphone camera module with a 5x optical zoom that was developed in cooperation with the Israeli company CorePhotonics. This technology still has not made it into a production device but today the company has launched the R11 Plus which features a dual-cam with 2x zoom factor and all around impressive camera specifications.
June 9, 2017
Read More


OtterBox launches rugged Call of Duty iPhone cases
OtterBox, maker of rugged smartphone accessories, today announced two Call of Duty themed cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6/6s.
May 2, 2017
Read More


OtterBox's new ultraslim, ultrarugged case is ultraexpensive
Billed as the company's most protective case, the new Pursuit Series for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is also one of its most expensive.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Oukitel announces new 10,000 mAh Smartphone
Battery life is a major consideration for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone. It doesn't matter how nice the screen is or how many apps it can run if the phone dies after a few hours of use. Fortunately, most modern smartphones can last a full day and quick charging features make it easier than ever to keep your device running strong. However, if battery life is your main concern than Oukitel has the perfect phone for you.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Our 10 favorite iOS apps of 2016: from Instagram Stories to Pokemon Go
This was the year that Instagram became a new app, Google became known for its iOS apps, and Pokemon Go became a phenomenon.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Our favorite iPhone, iPad, and Apple watch cases and accessories of 2016
Quite a few iPhone and iPad accessories cross our desks all year long, but only the best of the best finds its way into our pockets, trusty everyday-carry bags–and wrapped up in paper and ribbons under our Christmas trees. These are the Macworld staff's best picks, the things we spend our own money on, the things we're confident enough in to give them to our loved ones as gifts, and we heartily recommend them to you.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Our first official look at the OnePlus 5
We're now only a couple of weeks away from the launch of the OnePlus 5, but concrete details about the smartphone are still a little thin on the ground. And "thin" is an important word -- OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said that the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Outlook for iOS now lets you add and edit contacts, coming soon to Android
Microsoft's latest update to Outlook on iOS brings improvements to the contacts experience, and they'll soon be available to users of the app on Android too.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 handsets complain camera glass is spontaneously 'shattering'
Apple attracted a lot of flak from some owners of its newest iPhones, after numerous annoying issues were reported following their release in September. Such problems paled in comparison with those suffered by Samsung's fiery Galaxy Note7 flagship, of course, but details of another problem have emerged affecting more of Samsung's high-end handsets, and this one appears to have been around for a lot longer.
December 30, 2016
Read More


OxygenOS 4.1.5 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T adds new push notification system
It's an incredible time to be a OnePlus 3/3T owner, as the Chinese company is pushing new updates almost on a weekly basis. These aren't just maintenance updates that fix minor issues but full-fledged software updates that many times bring many new features to OnePlus 3 and 3T users.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Misc. - P

Pai guy not too privacy shy, says your caller ID can't block IP, so anons go bye
FCC boss ready to kill off protections for phone calls
June 2, 2017
Read More


Pair of leaks reveal dual camera set-up and 3300mAh battery for the OnePlus 5
Yesterday, we told you that OnePlus is seeking the public's help when it comes to the design of the OnePlus 5 box. Considering that you need a weibo account to select from eight possible choices, the vast majority of voting will be done by consumers in China.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Palm Pilot Robot Kit
explains how to build an autonomous robot controlled by a handheld device.
Provides Information
Read More


PalmInfocenter.com
daily news, reviews, and polls for Palm-OS based machines.
Provides Information
Read More


PalmPower Magazine
news about PalmPilot-related happenings, product reviews, tips and techniques, and more.
Provides Information
Read More


Pandora Premium adds AutoPlay feature to keep the music from stopping
Back in December, when Pandora first announced Premium, its all-you-can-stream music service, the company showed off a feature called AutoPlay -- brought back to life from Rdio -- that would keep the music going by creating a radio station based on what you were just listening to. But when Premium launched in March, AutoPlay had been held out of the initial release while the company fine tuned the product.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Paranoid Android: Antivirus app-makers resolve MitM vulnerability
Attack loophole in Panda app sealed
May 10, 2017
Read More


Pawgo
resource for mobile computing with small handheld devices, including PDAs and cell phones.
Provides a Serivce
Read More


Pen Computing Magazine: Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo
Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo. Shootout: Wireless interconnect or complete integration? by Shawn Barnett. Palm Bluetooth card.
Provides Information
Read More


People are actually happier with the iPhone SE than the iPhone 7
A survey by the ACSI found that people were more satisfied with Apple's iPhone SE than any other phone.
May 23, 2017
Read More


People aren't buying privacy-focused smartphones
Court documents have revealed that demand for Silent Circle's Blackphone was nowhere near expected.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Periscope updated on Android to support 360 video broadcasting
Periscope users on iOS have been granted last month access to the Live 360 video feature that would allow a broadcaster to go live and share the entire surrounding environment.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Personal Experiences and Tips
includes a discussion on power-user synchronization and palm/cellular solutions.
Provides Information
Read More


Phone camera shootout: HTC U11 versus LG G6
The LG G6 has the best smartphone camera we've tried. So how does the camera in the new HTC U11 compare?
June 8, 2017
Read More


Photos and Camera in iOS 11 FAQ: Everything you need to know!
The Photos and Camera apps in iOS 11 will be able to do more than ever, while using less of your precious storage space.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Photos of Microsoft's canceled 'Lumia 960' flagship leak
Photos of what appears to be the canceled Lumia "Northstar" Windows phone have leaked, revealing what could have been for Microsoft's successor to the Lumia 950.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Pick up an LG G6 from AT&T for just $360 when you finance
This is a screaming deal for a great new phone.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone's camera
This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017, Pinterest president Tim Kendall showed off how the company's visual search technology could be used to serve ads just by having users snap a photo using their smartphone's camera. Today, the company launched the ability to connect advertisers with potential customers through "Instant Ideas' -- a feature on Pinterest where a small circle at the bottom of a pin will take you to related pins.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Pirate Defense is a swashbuckling adventure for Windows 10 Mobile
Pirate Defense is an entertaining action game for Windows 10 Mobile in which you must defend your ship from plundering pirates and other deadly creatures.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War strategy game lands on mobiles
Disney and Joycity teased the upcoming release of a new Pirates of the Caribbean mobile game about two months ago. Today, the game made it to both the Android and iOS platforms, so fans of the franchise can get a taste of what's to come before the movie's premiere.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Pixel and Nexus images with May 2017 security patches now available
Right on schedule, Google device owners have access to the latest security patches.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Pixel and Pixel XL will stop getting on-device tech support in 2019
Google now says that the Pixel and Pixel XL will no longer be eligible for on-device phone tech support in October 2019.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Pixomatic 3 review: Layer-based image editor for iOS, now with hair selection
Desktop-quality image masking and editing tools.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Play Store downloads show Google Pixel sales limited to 1 million units
For this rare moment in history, the Play Store reveals Pixel sales numbers.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Plex 6.0 makes it possible to play video files stored on your Android phone or tablet
The team behind Plex had been pushing new features and improvements to its application very often in the last couple of months. After bringing Live TV to all Plex Pass subscribers for free, the developers are now adding an important new feature to the Android app.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required
Personal media player software maker Plex says it's now easier for mobile users on Android to play any video file saved on their device within its app. The move will enable it to better challenge VLC, an app users have historically turned to in order play a wider variety of video file formats. The new feature is entering a public beta today, and will support local playback of a number of file types, says Plex, including MKV, MP4, AVI, and WMV.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Plex Live TV Heads To Beta For Android TV, iOS
It just keeps getting easier and easier to watch live TV without having to pay for a traditional cable or satellite connection. Plex announced today that Plex Live TV--which, as its name makes pretty clear, is the company's live television service--is now available in its Android TV and iOS apps.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Pocket PC Central
features Pocket PC news, downloads, tips, and more.
Provides Information
Read More


Pocket PC Central Bluetooth Information Center
Most Pocket PCs are Bluetooth capable. some Pocket PCs, like the iPAQ 2215, have onboard Bluetooth and come ready for Bluetooth connectivity out of the box.
Provides Information
Read More


Pocket PC Portal
offers Pocket PC news, reviews, tools, and tips.
Provides Information
Read More


Pokemon Go Adventure Week Rock-type Event Guide
How do you get the most from Pokemon Go's Adventure Week Event, with increased rock-type spawns, discounted PokPokemon Go Balls, reduced Buddy walking distance, special hat, and more? with this guide!
May 16, 2017
Read More


Pokemon GO celebrates its first anniversary, details Solstice in-game event, future plans
Niantic has just revealed new information about what's coming for Pokemon GO in the next couple of weeks. Before going into details, it's worth mentioning the game celebrates two milestones: 750 million global downloads and one year since Pokemon GO was released in the App Store.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Pokemon Go Eggs and how to hatch them faster -- Updated for June!
Which Pokémon can you hatch from 10 KM, 5 KM, and 2 KM Eggs? And what are the new ones from Gen 2? Here's the answer!
June 2, 2017
Read More


Pokemon Go Finally Officially Available In USA on iOS and Android
Launches in other regions due to follow.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Pokemon Go is finally here, but what is it?
Nintendo's experimental jump into mobile gaming has begun with Pokemon GO, an augmented reality game that's as close to real-life Pokemon as we're ever going to get.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Pokemon Go makes a Strong Start, Tops the App Store Charts
The big question is: how long will it stay there?
July 7, 2016
Read More


Pokemon Go player sentenced for playing in the wrong place
This is not the first time we'll be covering a bizarre story involving a Pokemon Go player. And, considering summer is just around the corner and in-game activity will probably rise again, it won't be the last. But it's probably the most unexpected one.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Pokemon Go solstice week Fire- and Ice-type event guide!
How do you get the most from Pokemon Go's solstice week event, including increased Fire- and Ice-type spawns, XP bonuses, and Lucky Egg sales? With this guide!
June 13, 2017
Read More


Pokemon Releases Magikarp Jump on Android and iOS
Growing up while watching the Pokemon TV series and playing the games, many of us are able to say that Magikarp was far from our favorite unless it was in our interests to free up a space for a Gyarados on our team's lineup.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Pokemon: Magikarp Jump dares players to raise the ultimate Pokemon
If you're a Pokemon GO veteran, then you already know the most powerful Pokemon and those that aren't worth upgrading. One of the small creatures that are likely to go unnoticed, especially if you don't have any knowledge about Pokemon, is the Magikarp.
May 25, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


PokPokemon Go mon Go updates: What's new and what's next!
What new features are coming to PokPokemon Go mon Go in 2017? Gen 2, new Gym system, Player versus Player, and perhaps trading and more!
May 9, 2017
Read More


Pop-up Android adware uses social engineering to resist deletion
Ks Clean: Run and install: OK, OK or, er, OK?
June 7, 2017
Read More


Popular music game SongArc goes entirely free ahead of impending shutdown
SongArc, a popular music game that has enjoyed a fair bit of success on Windows Phone, is preparing to shut down. Ahead of its impending sunset, SongArc's developer has made the app entirely free to play, providing in-app purchases for free with the Fan Pack for all players.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Popular MVNO US Mobile adds Verizon as a network partner
A new provider for an up-and-coming alternative carrier.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: the $1500 phone unboxing
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a smaller, curvier version of the new Huawei flagship. it's based on the Mate 9 Pro, which is sold in Huawei's home market of China, and is supercharged with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage to augment the already high-end specs of the regular Mate 9. Oh, and it'll sell for €1395 in Europe when it launches in January – that's around $1500 at the current exchange rate.
December 20, 2016
Read More


Pre-registration for Mega Man games on Android and iOS is now open
A couple of weeks ago, Capcom announced that six original Mega Man games would be coming to Android and iOS soon. It now appears that pre-registration for the smartphone titles is open on the company's website.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Presumed OnePlus 5 photo sample hints at a camera with portrait mode, bokeh effect
The recently posted official image of the OnePlus 5 already confirmed the availability of a dual-camera setup. The exact camera specs are still unknown, but one of them may be a monochrome unit, if we can judge from the photo published by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Tuesday. And now comes another clue straight out of the OnePlus Twitter page -- the above portrait, captioned "Totally Bokeh".
June 14, 2017
Read More


Pretec Electronics Corp
designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of PCMCIA cards, compact modem for handheld PDAs, and digital cameras.
Provides Information
Read More


Prevent your phone from distracting you while driving
While still using it for navigation
May 1, 2017
Read More


Pricing leaks on a trio of unannounced Moto handsets with a dual-camera setup on back
According to a tweet disseminated by Andi Yatim, who has revealed information about Motorola products before, the Moto Z2 Force will be launched this summer priced in India at Rs38,999. That is equivalent to $607 USD. That doesn't necessarily mean that the phone will be priced at that level by Verizon, but only reveals what the Indian price would be if converted to U.S. currency.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Prynt made another printer that turns photos into AR video experiences
Augmented reality can seem pointless at times, but then I remember that all this technology will eventually be built into my glasses or my contact lenses or maybe my brain, and I get excited.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Prynt Pocket review: The ultimate party photo printer for your iPhone
iPhone-based camera accessory takes you back to the Polaroid era.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Prynt Pocket, a pocket-sized photo printer for iPhone, is now available
Prynt, the company that launched a phone case/printer through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter in 2015, has released its next-generation mobile printer, the Prynt Pocket. With Prynt Pocket, users can print a photo directly from their iPhone by inserting the handset into the printer, then snapping a photo.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Pulled Nokia teaser video hints at a dual-camera phone
Speculation is running rampant that a now-pulled video showed off two unannounced Nokia phones.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Put your Galaxy S8 or S8+ in a Vena case for as little as $2 right now
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great set of deals on Vena Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases!
May 15, 2017
Read More


Misc. - Q

Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4.0+ featuring three new enhancements
It's been six months since Qualcomm introduced its new Quick Charge 4.0 technology, which faster charging than its predecessor, allowing a smartphone to go from empty to 50% in just 15 minutes.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4+ -- what's new?
Qualcomm officially announced Quick Charge 4 late last year, alongside its Snapdragon 835 processor which continues to reign supreme in its mobile lineup. However, the fast charging technology now gets an update, which adds three key improvements.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.
I don't think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. this is the latest twist in the ongoing conflict between Apple and Qualcomm.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm kicks out mesh network, Wi-Fi and RubinPhone win
Comms chip designer rolls out latest hardware lines in Taipei
May 30, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm may consider asking U.S. to ban iPhone imports
The chipmaker considers asking for an iPhone ban as a way to resolve a licensing dispute.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 660 Promises High-End Features for All
Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are commonly found in Android handsets from the Samsung Galaxy S8 all the way down to the budget $200 Android phones. the difference between the high-end processor and the lower-end processor was highly noticeable, until recently. as of recent, you can notice the higher-end 835 and the mid-range 626 are closer in clock speeds than ever before. this is thanks in large part of technologies and components becoming more affordable.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm to demand US iPhone import ban
Snapdragon designer furious over Apple halting royalty payments, wants revenge
May 4, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm updates legal claim, alleges Apple tried to 'twist hands'
About a week ago, chipmaker Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against some of Apple's main contract manufacturers, seeking unpaid royalties for wireless tech used in Apple's devices. The former has now updated its claim to seek a preliminary injunction, in order to prevent 'irreparable harm' that might result, should Apple's partners be allowed to withhold payments any longer. Qualcomm now alleges that Apple's behaviour was a form of blackmail, trying to twist hands and force it to settle out of court.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm wants to ban US iPhone imports because Apple's not paying licensing royalties
Apple and Qualcomm are not on the best of terms. the iPhone maker has sued Qualcomm for overcharging on royalties, demanding $1bn in compensation. the chip maker, in return, has sued Apple for making its modems worse in the iPhone 7 to match the performance of similar Intel cellular radios.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm's new chips bring handy features to low-cost Android phones
Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms bring high-end features to the mid-range
Improved performance, enhanced photography, better connectivity, and longer battery life -- these are some of the main promises of the new Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms that Qualcomm has announced today.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 tech will give phones a boost midyear
Qualcomm claims Quick Charge 4 will give a 50 percent charge in less than 15 minutes.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Chip will be Built Using 7nm Process
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 is currently the top of the line system on chip for smartphones, but there are reports that the San Francisco-based company has began work on the next generation of mobile phone SoCs which will be dubbed the Snapdragon 845. the reports suggest that the 845 will be created using a 7nm process developed by TSMC.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Snapdragon 835 PCs with gigabit LTE
Not just for smartphones, Qualcomm wants its latest processor to be a PC platform.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Quick Charge 4+ is the next fast charging spec for your smartphone
Qualcomm's 15% faster charging standard is limited to one device at present, however.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Misc. - R

Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs
The Raspberry Pi Pixel desktop experience is now available as an early version for x86-based Mac and Windows PCs.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Razer is coming to get mobile gamers, partnership with 3 Group will help
For many hardcore PC gamers, the concept of mobile gaming sounds like a joke, but the players in the gaming industry seem to take it seriously. Companies like Razer, a well-known maker of gaming PCs, peripherals and game accessories, are also showing increasing interests in the mobile segment, while looking for more ways to get mobile gamers on board.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Ready your dogfighting skills, folks! Galaxy on Fire 3 -- Manticore lands on Android
Deep Silver FISHLABS launched Galaxy on Fire 3 -- Manticore on iOS devices back in December, but Android players were promised their own version two months ago when the developer opened up pre-registration on Google Play.
May 18, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Real-life Galaxy Note 7R (Note FE?) photos pop up: looks just like the Note 7, but has a small identifier
By now, everyone and their dog knows about the Galaxy Note 7 explosive scandal. One of the most anticipated smartphones for 2016 turned out to have a faulty battery design and was recalled en masse because most units were in danger of blowing up.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Receive turn-by-turn navigation in your own voice using Waze (Android only for now)
Last week, we told you that crowd sourced traffic and navigation site Waze was offering users the opportunity to hear navigation directions with Mr. T's voice ("I pity the fool who doesn't make a right turn now!"). as cool as that sounds, an update to the app has added a voice recorder that you can use to record your own voice.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Redesigned Google Pixel launcher quietly appears at Google I/O
Google is working on an updated Pixel Launcher and at Google I/O, one could already see Google Pixel phones running on the new launcher.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones to be Sold as Galaxy Note FE
Back in late March Samsung stepped up and confirmed that it planned to sell some of those recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after refurbishing them. If you recall, those devices were recalled twice due to issues with the battery that led to overheating and some of the phones caught on fire. Both Samsung and a third party company came to the conclusion that the batteries inside the devices are what led to the overheating and fire issue.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Remember the Sony Xperia L? An Xperia L1 might be coming soon
Sony already revealed four new smartphones in 2017 (Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra), but the company will obviously not stop here. a new Sony Android handset that could be announced later this year is the Xperia L1 (model number G3312).
March 17, 2017
Read More


RecordGram thinks your phone is the new recording studio
If RecordGram has its way, top record producers will all turn to their app, a kind of mobile recording studio, to find the next Justin Bieber or Nicki Minaj. and aspiring artists will all find beats, create songs and get signed to their first label through RecordGram.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Rendered images show upcoming LG G6 with dual-cam
It seems dual-camera technology is quickly establishing itself as standard on high-end smartphones. LG is expected to launch the G6 at or around the Mobile World Congress at the the end of February 2017 and today a series of rendered images confirms that, like its predecessor G5 and the V20, the new model will feature a dual-camera.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Replace your busted phone with a 64GB Moto G Plus for just $200
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on the unlocked Moto G Plus!
May 2, 2017
Read More


Report says Samsung has sold over 55 million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge handsets
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are getting all of the attention, don't forget that Samsung's previous generation flagship handsets were pretty popular in their own rights. In fact, according to Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge have now sold in excess of 55 million units combined from their release date of March 12th, 2016. for the first quarter, 7.2 million units of the pair were rung up by Samsung.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Report: Amazon Is Working On An Android Phone (Yes, Again)
Not one to let its past spectacular phone failure to get in the way, Amazon is reportedly working on a new smartphone that would run on Android, codenamed "Ice." Because all know that naming its phone Fire didn't work out so great in the past.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Report: Amazon taking another shot at smartphones with "Ice"; Google apps included?
After its Fire Phone ended up a flop in 2014, Amazon might be feeling confident enough to take on the smartphone industry one more time according to a new report published today. The incredible success of the Amazon Echo smart speaker, combined with the omnipresent AI assistant Alexa, has bolstered the company's presence in the tech industry. The latest rumor revolves around a new line of smartphones allegedly code named "Ice."
June 5, 2017
Read More


Report: Android UI design issues could secretly open up your phone to malicious attacks
Being the most popular smartphone OS worldwide, it is no surprise that Android is provoking great interest among hackers. That is why Google is constantly striving to improve the security of Android-based smartphones by monthly software updates that cure known bugs and security holes.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Report: iPhone 8 is the reason for new Galaxy S8 and LG G6 variants
Over the past few days, several reports indicated that both Samsung and LG are preparing to unveil additional variants of their 2017 flagships. Apparently, Samsung has decided to introduce additional color options for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG is said to be cooking up "Pro" and "Plus" variants of the G6, which will feature different amounts of onboard storage.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Report: LG won't compromise with next flagship, Snapdragon 845 expected on G7
It looks like LG won't be forced to rely on older hardware for its next flagship. According to a new report, the South Korean tech giant has already teamed up with Qualcomm in order to ensure that the chipmaker's next high-end mobile platform, tentatively called Snapdragon 845, will be present on its 2018 flagship - the LG G7.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Report: NSA collected bulk records of telephone calls in 2016, despite law change
Nowadays, It is hard to neglect the conspiracy theories that occasionally emerge in the public space. and it is not just because all of those movies and books discussing Big Brother-style themes. Today, an official document brings us back to the topic. According to a report released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency (NSA) collected millions of phone records in 2016, despite a 2015 legislation designed by the Congress to limit the agency's ability to get bulk records of telephone calls.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Report: Qualcomm will drop Samsung and partner with TSMC on 7nm chips
At the moment, Qualcomm uses Samsung as its partner to help turn its mobile chip designs into real life components. But a report out of Korea that was released today suggests that once Qualcomm is ready for the production of chips using the 7nm process, Samsung will be dropped in favor of TSMC. There is talk that ever since the second half of last year, Qualcomm has been designing 7nm Snapdragon chips using tools provided by TSMC.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Report: Samsung to double OLED panel supply for iPhone 9
We're still about 4 months away from the announcement of this year's iPhone models, but it looks like Apple is already acting to secure display panels for its future handsets.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month
Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being roughly one-third to one-half of the apps users have installed on their smartphones. and using those apps is a daily habit, as people now launch an average of at least 9 apps per day, the report found.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Report: Sprint and T-Mobile are exploring the possibility of a merger
The last time there were serious rumors about a possible Sprint merger with T-Mobile, it was 2014 and the landscape in the U.S. mobile industry was different than it is now. Three-years ago, Sprint was the third largest stateside carrier and T-Mobile was fourth.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Report: V30 to be LG's first OLED phone, launch set for September 2017
LG is planning to use OLED panels for its premium phones as early as this year, according to the Investor. Citing unnamed sources, the media outlet reports that the upcoming high-end V30 will likely be the first LG handset to use the technology.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Results: Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two unique mechanical components that are used for unlocking the phone -- an awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and a pretty straightforward, fast-working iris scanner.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Results: HTC U11's Edge Sense squeeze feature - useful or gimmick?
So, HTC finally announced its 2017 flagship -- the HTC U11. With a marketing campaign spearheaded by the slogan "Squeeze for the brilliant', we had to wonder "What is this all about?'.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Results: what angle would you rather have on your selfie camera: wide or narrow?
Taking selfies that catch your torso, a landscape piece, or another friend used to be a tough job. Narrow-angled selfie cameras make it tough to position a lot of things in the shot, especially when you can only move the phone an arm's length away from you. Things can get ugly, with cropped foreheads, chopped off limbs, weirdly twisted poses, and smiles that are obviously forced due to all the pain you are in.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Retail box art for the HTC U 11 surfaces confirming the flagship model's specs?
According to the image, the phone will feature a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. the Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB/6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage. a 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Rev up your engines with these automotive wallpapers
Car wallpapers for the win.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Review: LG's Tone Ultra neckbuds are as good as it gets
LG is still the best neckbud company out there.
May 16, 2017
Read More


ROK protects your Apple, Samsung, or Google phone with a case made from real stone
Although I love the look of my Jet Black iPhone 7, I can be a bit clumsy at times, so I'll always protect it with a case. There are plenty of phone case choices out there, but my new favorites -- by some margin -- are those from the RÖK collection.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Role reversal: Motorola name in on smartphones while Lenovo fades out
After purchasing Motorola from Google back in 2014, Lenovo decided that it would slowly phase out the Motorola name. But how do you eliminate the name of the company that invented the cellphone?
May 26, 2017
Read More


Rugged LG X venture launches this week on AT&T featuring carrier's "largest smartphone battery"
AT&T today surprised us by announcing a brand new rugged smartphone made by LG. Called LG X venture, the new handset will be available in the US later this week as an AT&T-exclusive product.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Rugged phone ratings: Everything you need to know
Ever wonder exactly what the IP rating on your phone means? This reference has your answers.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Rumor claims Android O may feature notification revamp and picture-in-picture
We're only about two months away from Google I/O, where we're expecting to get the first look at what Google has in store for Android O, although the full OS update likely won't be released until the fall. But, we're inside the window where it's time for Android O rumors to take off and that yearly tradition is starting off with a few interesting features.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Rumors say Meizu plans to launch a bezel-less smartphone in 2018
There are tons of rumors about а possible radical redesign of Apple's mobile phones for the eagerly expected anniversary model, speculated to be released later this year as the iPhone 8. and these expectations lead to the emergence of many full-screen, bezel-less concepts like the one we designed for you in March.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Russian authorities are trying to unlock iPhone 4S from Russian ambassador's killer
The off-duty police officer who killed the Russian ambassador in Turkey was shot by Turkish special forces minutes after the crime. He had an iPhone 4S on him, and now, according to MacReports and Haberturk, Turkish authorities asked for Russia's help to unlock the iPhone.
December 23, 2016
Read More


Misc. - S

Samsung accidentally spills the beans on two new phones
Samsung references two unannounced Galaxy J phones on its website. Were they supposed to be secret?
May 26, 2017
Read More


Samsung announces McAfee security software comes pre-installed on Galaxy S8 smartphones
It looks like Samsung and McAfee get along together very well, as the South Korean company has just announced a massive partnership that will see the latter's security solutions get pre-installed on smartphones, smart TVs, as well as PCs.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Samsung announces the water and dust resistant Galaxy Feel in Japan
Samsung has launched a new mid-range smartphone aimed at the Japanese market, called the Galaxy Feel. The Android Nougat-powered device will be sold exclusively through the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo in the country.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Samsung announces the Z4, quite possibly 2017's most under-spec'd name brand phone
Following its appearance at the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification, the Samsung Z4 got its official announcement today. this is the latest smartphone to run the company's proprietary Tizen OS. Different builds of Tizen power many of Sammy's smart devices, including TV sets and smartwatches. It also runs on low-cost phones like the Z4 and its predecessors.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Samsung announces Z4 entry-level Tizen phone
Samsung's most popular smartphones may run Android, but the company also has handsets that run on other platforms. the new Z4 is a perfect example, being powered by the up and coming Tizen.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Samsung begins rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy Note5
Samsung began its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat in mid-January, starting with its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge flagships. More recently, following a short delay, the update also began making its way to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge earlier this month.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung begins rolling out May security update for Android to the Galaxy S7 edge
Last week, Samsung released the latest monthly Android security patches for its Galaxy S7 in several European markets. Now, the company has expanded availability of those patches to the Galaxy S7 edge (model number SM-G935FD).
May 22, 2017
Read More


Samsung Bixby takes aim at Siri by dropping diss tracks?
The Siri-like voice assistant has an anti-Apple Easter egg, according to one Reddit user in South Korea.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Samsung confirms existence of 2017 Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models in the most unexpected of places
The Samsung Galaxy J series are some of the most popular budget-friendly phones available on the market, so it's hardly shocking that the company is refreshing its entire J line in 2017.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Samsung debuts Bixby early access program in the U.S.
Samsung is still trying to bring the full Bixby experience to users outside its home turf, but things don't seem to be working well for the South Korean company. Reports coming from the international media claim Bixby is having trouble comprehending English syntax and grammar.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Delivers a Faster, Smarter and Simpler User Experience with the Samsung Z4
Samsung Electronics today expanded the Tizen ecosystem with the introduction of the Samsung Z4, a 4G smartphone that combines performance and essential features with a simplified user experience.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Samsung DeX does a pretty good job turning the Galaxy S8 into a desktop
Samsung's "desktop experience" is not only a curious concept, but it's quickly becoming something I like to use.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Samsung DeX review: This isn't a replacement for your laptop
It's useful, but it isn't practical, and you should only consider one if you're into the novelty.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Samsung DeX review: You got your computer in my phone
Samsung DeX promises a lot. With nothing more than the DeX dock and a monitor, keyboard and mouse, you're supposed to be able to "leave your computer behind" and "make anyplace a workplace" ... by converting your smartphone into a desktop computer. And you know what? It works pretty well.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Samsung Display to supply 180 million flexible OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone 9
According to the Korea Herald, Samsung Display has signed an agreement with Apple to supply flexible OLEDs for Apple's iPhone 9, due out in late 2018. The Korea Herald says that Apple will launch two iPhone 9 OLED models - with display sizes of 5.28" and 6.46". Of course the final display size is subject to change as the design of the iPhone 9 is not final yet.
May 23, 2017
Read More


Samsung drops S8's curved-edge display for its rugged new Galaxy S8 active
The Galaxy S8 active - Samsung's rugged new variant of its latest flagship smartphones - has been revealed ahead of its official announcement. A listing for the new device appeared on the Wireless Power Consortium site, showing the design of the handset for the first time.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Samsung ends Android 7.0 beta program, aims for official rollout to Galaxy S7 in January
A few days ago, Samsung released a new Android 7.0 preview, the fifth since launching its Galaxy beta Program in November. all five preview releases have been limited to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and Samsung has said nothing about making the betas available to other devices.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Samsung Focus is an app for Galaxy owners who work
Samsung is investing heavily in the business market, and it starts with better software.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Samsung Focus Turns your Phone into a Productivity Powerhouse
Samsung Focus, an all-in-one productivity app, helps business users focus on what matters most. the productivity solution accomplishes this by providing quick access to email (available with multiple accounts), calendar, memo, contacts from a single app via a tabbed interface.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update
It looks like the A3 will be the first Galaxy A 2016 series smartphones to receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. Although we had reports about the upcoming release of the update, Samsung usually offers large time frames that are subject to change.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) could receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon
Samsung is definitely on fire when it comes to Android Nougat updates. the South Korean company has a long list of devices that has to upgrade to Nougat, and a short window to do it before the next version of Android gets released.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update
The Galaxy A5 (2016) is one of the many Samsung devices expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the year. It also might be the first mid-range smartphone to get the update since Samsung only took care of former flagships like the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, and Galaxy Note 5.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy C10 renders leaked, showing the first dual-camera Galaxy
Samsung is no stranger to mid-rangers. In fact, it has several Galaxy series that fall into that category and are mainly targeted towards developing markets. Usually, such devices are pretty straightforward and feature little to no interesting aspects. However, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C10 will allegedly set itself apart from other Samsung handsets by being the first phone by the South Korean manufacturer to come with a dual-camera setup.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy C10, Galaxy C10 Plus to be equipped with Bixby and the Bixby button?
There has been plenty of speculation stating that the first Samsung handset to feature a dual-camera setup will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While the high-end phablet is a good bet to carry two cameras on the back, it is looking increasingly likely as though another pair of Galaxy handsets will beat it to the punch.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone
You can buy one today for $230--or $49 with a new Galaxy S8 phone.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) leaks out entirely: official pictures and specs revealed
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) might not be official just yet, but it has now leaked out so fully, it might as well have been. The new Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to be the cheapest of Samsung's affordable J series, and the particular model that has leaked is Samsung SM-J330, which will be launched in Europe and other markets internationally.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) officially introduced
Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy J series in Europe. Three new mid-range Android smartphones that we already know about will be making their debut on the market in the coming months: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).
June 6, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) could receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in November
Samsung has big plans when it comes to getting as many of its smartphones updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The South Korean company has already released the update to many of its high-end smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) full specs and press renders leaked out
Samsung is expected to launch three new Galaxy J series smartphones this year, each belonging to the mid-range category: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) versus Galaxy J7 (2016) specs comparison leaks
Although Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has already been released in the US under different names, the standard model has yet to be officially introduced. Rumor has it, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy J7 (2017) sometime in June, along with another mid-range Android smartphone, the Galaxy J5 (2017).
May 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 detailed on benchmark sites
The features of Samsung's next big-screen phone are surfacing. However, some of the specs on the two sites don't jibe with each other.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now receiving OTA update to prevent it from ever charging again
Samsung has been working on an update to render useless the Galaxy Note7 units sold in US, because, apparently, not everyone has turned in their smartphone, which has been recalled twice, deemed a fire hazard, and banned on flights as a result.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is listed for sale in China
Not too many people get to pull off an amazing comeback by seizing victory from the jaws of defeat. Off the top of our heads, the 1986 New York Mets come to mind. One strike away from losing the World Series to the Boston Red Sox in six games, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit with an amazing victory.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be announced in late August, ahead of the iPhone 8
The moment Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the rumors for its next flagship started pouring in. Most of the reports claim that the Galaxy Note 8 will be coming with a dual-camera setup, and a rather big 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumor review: specs, features, and everything else we know so far
It really doesn't need repeating at this point, but we'll say it anyway: last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was kind of a disaster. A lot of things have happened between then and now, though: the wildly successful release of the Galaxy S8, for example. So it's fair to say that Samsung's handling of the situation, problematic as it was at times, did its job just fine, with the company's reputation remaining mostly unscathed.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chipset?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled in August. The other day, one of the big questions surrounding the phablet might have been answered by an unnamed Samsung executive.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature Infinity Display, will launch with Android 7.1.1 installed?
Last week, we showed you a video that allegedly revealed the large front panel belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a new report out of the Netherlands suggests that the phablet's 6.3-inch screen will have the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport a 6.3-inch screen, according to latest rumors
Hey, remember how the Samsung Galaxy S8 was quite possibly the leakiest smartphone ever? Well, the cycle seems to have begun anew with its upcoming sort-of successor, the Galaxy Note 8. the latest intel we've got says that the latest Note is set to continue Samsung's proud tradition of making its flagships bigger with each new release, this time equipped with an impressive 6.3-inch screen.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note FE is the new name of the Note 7, will reportedly launch by the end of June in Korea
As you might have already heard, the reincarnated version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is coming out soon, smaller battery and bigger dreams in tow. But up until now we've been led to believe the new old Note was going to bear the moniker 7R.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will officially get Android Nougat in January
Samsung introduced the Galaxy beta Program in November to give Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users in select markets the option to beta test the upcoming Android Nougat update. Four builds have seen the light of day so far, but there will not be a fifth -- the program closes today.
December 30, 2016
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 owners can sign up to finally speak to Bixby
Months after the flagship phone's release, the voice assistant is nearly ready for launch.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S7 Owners Say Camera Glass Shatters Unexpectedly
When you purchase a brand-new smartphone you don't expect to wake up days later to a broken camera lens. Yet, that's exactly what Consumerist reader Sean says happened to his new Samsung Galaxy S7, and he's apparently not alone, as Samsung's own forums are filled with similar stories.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T
The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We've been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there's no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up on Geekbench revealing key specs
For a few years now, Samsung has been regularly releasing rugged version of its flagship smartphones. Traditionally carrying the 'Active' moniker, said devices have been boasting the same internals, doubling down with better isolation from the external elements, and usually donning a larger battery at the rear.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shows off its rugged self
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. We can expect the device to be certified to meet military specifications for drops and falls; the handset's IP68 certification rating allows the unit to be submerged in water as deep as nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get Android Pay support and Bixby enhancements at T-Mobile and Verizon
Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already available in the United States for quite a while now. However, the handsets had been lacking a few features since their release, such as Android Pay and the full Bixby experience.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 burn-in issue is limited to a single phone so far
A few days ago, we told you that to avoid burn-in on the Super AMOLED screens used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung has the virtual home button move around a very small distance. this allows the pixels that were being used to turn off while lighting up a fresh group.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 comes close to the best in DxOMark Mobile testing
DxOMark has put Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, through its testing process for mobile devices and with an overall score of 88 points the S8 is on the same level as its predecessor Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 and the Sony Xperia X Performance. with a score of 89 points the Google Pixel remains at the top spot of the DxOMark mobile ranking.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 expected to come with 1000 fps video mode
The launch of Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 is only a couple of weeks away and if the rumors are to be believed the new device's 12MP camera will offer a 1000 fps video mode that would allow for a 33x super-slow-motion mode.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 global sales reportedly exceed 5 million in less than a month
Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, seem to be doing well on the global market. Less than a month after the official debut of the new high-end models on April 21, the Galaxy S8 global sales have reportedly crossed 5 million units.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 owners can now buy Mophie Juice Pack battery cases
Mophie, well-known American maker of cases and other smartphone accessories, today released two battery cases for Samsung's Galaxy S8 family of flagship handsets.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition goes official, priced at $880
Samsung has just released a special edition version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Rumors about such a device emerged last month, along with a couple of pictures showing the retail box and the phone.
June 2, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Samsung Galaxy S8 sells "almost twice as fast" compared to S7... in Korea
It would be an understatement to say that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two successful products. According to the latest information, Samsung's 2017 flagship duo has broken the corporation's sales records in Korea, surpassing 1 million sales in a little over a month since the official release.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8 versus LG G6 drop test: which is tougher?
Perhaps I should start this post with a warning: the video above may be painful to watch. And no, that's not only because I clearly lack the charm and acting skills of Antonio Banderas. It's because it shows how we break -- on purpose -- two of the top Android smartphones on the market, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. Yet that's what it takes to get an idea of how much physical abuse they can take.
May 29, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ getting new update that fixes some connectivity issues
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ recently made their debut on the market, but the first updates that address some issues with the phones have already been released by Samsung. The newest one promised to fix some connectivity problems that some users have experienced with the flagships.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8: highly fragile, but repairs are not too costly
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with their 'infinite glass' designs are two highly fragile phones, but good news is that the repairs are relatively easy and not prohibitively costly, according to a recent article by the Motherboard. the publication spoke with a number of independent repair shops that confirmed that Samsung's design makes it possible to replace the screen of the Galaxy S8 relatively easily and affordably.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Exynos) review
Samsung seems to be an unstoppable force. Even after the bad publicity received by the Galaxy Note 7, they have managed to release a phone that many thought would only exist in concept form.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the best smartphone, says Consumer Reports
Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The two flagship smartphones are a huge hit, as the strong sales and raving reviews prove -- and that is in no small part due to their cutting edge hardware and attractive software. In fact, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are so good that Consumer Reports thinks they're the best smartphones that you can get today.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 BOGO deals available at T-Mobile
If you are looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or LG G6, T-Mobile has a very attractive deal on the hottest Android flagships available right now. what is it? If you buy one of the aforementioned smartphones through the magenta carrier you can get the second one for free.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S9 apparently in development, because of course it is
Galaxy S9 and S9+ development reportedly 3-4 months ahead of previous devices.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus reportedly in full scale development under code names Star and Star 2
Korean media The Bell reports that the Galaxy S8 successor is in full scale development at Samsung under the code name Star. A larger-screen model, possibly the Galaxy S9 Plus, is codenamed Star 2. That aside, there are two bits of new information regarding the Galaxy S9 in the report.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Samsung has made it easier for Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to its Android devices
With the first Windows 10 Mobile devices now over a year old, some owners may well be thinking that the time is right to buy a new handset. with few options running Microsoft's mobile OS to choose from, some people may even be considering making the switch to other platforms.
December 28, 2016
Read More


Samsung has released a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' themed Galaxy S8 in China
If you want one of your own, you'll need to set sail for the South China Sea.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Samsung is now officially a foundry, spins off chip making into separate business
Samsung knows there's money to be made producing semiconductor chips for others by demand, so it makes all kinds of sense that the company has formed a contract chip manufacturing division.
May 12, 2017
Read More


Samsung is offering the U.S. a sneak peak of Bixby's voice capabilities
Bixby voice is finally here!... If you live in the U.S. and are granted access to the early access program, that is.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung issues new update to improve Bluetooth stability of Galaxy S8 and S8+
While most users would hope that their shiny new smartphones would be 100% reliable out of the box, the reality is that smart devices tend to ship with software imperfections. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it was found that some displays were exhibiting a red hue, leading many to believe that it was a device defect. However, a software update has been progressively rolled out around the world to correct the issue.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Samsung launches new 5100 mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack
Samsung recently released a brand new Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack that's compatible with USB, microUSB, and USB Type-C devices (cable and adapter included in the box). the battery pack - model number EB-PG950 - includes a 5100 mAh battery, so it can provide at least 1 full recharge to any compatible smartphone. the accessory also features an LED power indicator, and a built-in strap for easy carrying.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Samsung may not update all Galaxy S7 models to the latest Nougat software
Is Samsung sending two different updates for phones with identical hardware?
December 21, 2016
Read More


Samsung patent sparks smart speaker rumors
Continuing what has already been a newsworthy week for the world of smart speakers, rumors are beginning to circulate that Samsung plans to get in the game with its own news-reading, weather-watching, talking tabletop device.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Samsung Pay comes to the budget segment with the Galaxy J7 Pro
Samsung is aggressively expanding Samsung Pay in India.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Samsung Pay finally lands in the UK
Samsung Pay makes its long-awaited debut in the UK.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Pay now available in the UK
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two amazing flagships, and, if you're an UK owner, you will like Samsung's latest high-end smartphones even more, as Samsung Pay support is now available.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung Pay officially launches in the UK, three major banks supported from the get-go
It looks like the folks from Samsung Support were correct - Samsung Pay has indeed launched in the UK today, making it the eighteenth country to support the mobile payments system.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung phones' China sales drop like a rock: from top dog to 3% market share
Samsung, like almost all non-Chinese phone makers, keeps losing market share in the land of Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, says a report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research. Samsung's smartphone shipments, which were not that great in China to begin with, fell 60 percent year-on-year, and the company moved just 3.5 million units there in Q1, bringing its market share to 3.3% from 8.6% a year or so ago.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World's Largest Chip Maker
Samsung makes and sells a phenomenal number of phones, computers, and other electronics. However, many devices that don't bear the Samsung brand still have parts manufactured by Samsung in them. According to analysts, this fact is set to push Samsung past Intel to make it the world's largest chip maker.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Samsung pulls the plug on My Knox, suggests switch to Secure Folders
In 2014, Samsung introduced My Knox to its handsets. This was a security platform that separated a user's work apps from his/her personal apps, and kept them secure. The Knox "sandbox" allowed users to use the same phone for work and play without having to worry about work data getting stolen or mixed up with personal apps and content.
June 2, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Samsung puts Always On Display on the Play Store, but only Galaxy S8/S8+ users can get it
With the hopes of delivering new updates to the numerous Galaxy users faster, Samsung just released its Always On Display app on the Google Play Store. This way, any new features, hotfixes, and bug fixes will arrive faster and will not require a dedicated system update from Samsung.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Samsung releases new Android 7.0 Nougat preview for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
It's been almost a month since Samsung released the third beta of its Android 7.0 Nougat update. the company launched its Galaxy beta Program in early November, when it made its first preview build available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
December 20, 2016
Read More


Samsung renews deal to use McAfee security software on Galaxy S8, smart TVs and PCs
Yes, people do still care about security apps on their phones.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung reportedly wraps up probe into exploding Galaxy Note7s
Samsung's also tightening security measures around the upcoming Galaxy S8 launch.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Samsung rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy A5 (2016)
Nearly nine months ago, Google began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for its Nexus devices. Today, 7.0 is only installed on 6.6% of Google play devices, with an additional 0.5% for the latest version of the OS, 7.1 Nougat, which is almost six months old.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Samsung rumored to resell Note 7 as 'Fandom Edition' phones
A report claims that Samsung will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s under the name "Galaxy Note FE."
May 18, 2017
Read More


Samsung says Galaxy S8 iris scanner hack is 'difficult' to pull off
Biometric authentication may be more convenient than a PIN or password, but it is not as secure as you might be lead to believe. The iris scanner on the Galaxy S8 can be defeated with a photo and contact lens, despite Samsung's claims that it offers "airtight security" and provides "one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked and the contents private."
May 25, 2017
Read More


Samsung Secure Folder Kills & Replaces My Knox
Samsung just announced that they are killing off the My Knox app, replacing it with the Samsung Secure Folder app that ships with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. Secure Folder is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones that have been upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Samsung sells over five million Galaxy S8 units
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are off to a fantastic start. Samsung's latest Android flagships have posted the "best ever" performance in terms of pre-orders, with Samsung touting a 30 percent improvement over the Galaxy S7 series. That should not come as a surprise considering just how well received the two smartphones have been.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung set to post best profit in two years thanks to the Galaxy S7
Samsung has announced its operating profit is the highest in two years, increasing by 17.4 on last year alone, thanks in turn to sales of its Galaxy S7 handsets. as reported by Reuters, profit made between April and June of this year was likely around 8.1 trillion won ($7 billion), which is just shy of the 8.5 billion won the company raised back in Q1 2014.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Samsung shares specifics about its stretchable display, see how this technological wonder works
A few days ago, we reported that Samsung is planning to unveil the world's first stretchable display at SID's Display Week held in Los Angeles. The tech giant certainly did not disappoint, as it indeed showcased the ultra-modern panel at its booth, while also presenting a paper labeled "9.1-inch stretchable AMOLED display based on LTPS technology" at the exhibition.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Samsung Showcases Galaxy S8 Designed to Suit Chinese Consumers' Lifestyles
To announce the Galaxy S8's official release in China, Samsung held a special launch event at the scenic Great Wall Theater, located in a historic quarter of Beijing, beneath the Great Wall itself. Attended by approximately 1,000 guests, the May 18 event featured presentations that delved into key Galaxy S8 features designed to redefine users' smartphone experience, and outlined local partnerships and services that leverage those innovations to best suit Chinese consumers' lifestyles.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Samsung showcases its stretchable OLED display in new video
After making its stretchable OLED display official last week, Samsung has now published an interesting split-screen video that showcases the technology from closer up.
May 30, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Samsung SoundAssistant gives you more audio controls for your Galaxy device
Samsung has released a new app which is designed to give users more control over the audio on their Galaxy devices. It's called SoundAssistant and it is compatible with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S7 lines as well as other handsets running the latest version of Android.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Samsung still thinks high-end flip phones are a thing
The Samsung-W2017 is reportedly coming to Korea soon in the hopes that flip phones are still cool.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Samsung sued for 'misappropriated' VR technology in Gear headset
A District Court in Dallas received a claim form on May 12th, coming from ZeniMax Media, stating that Samsung had unlawfully used some of the former's patented VR tech in the Gear VR headsets. it's only a first instance claim at this point, but it does have potential to generate millions in damages, should the court establish that the Korean company benefited from Zeni's VR concepts.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung surprises with early release of unlocked Galaxy S8
You can now buy a fully unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ for $725 and $825, respectively, through best Buy and Samsung.com.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung takes the Universal Flash Storage standard to the next level with some new memory cards
Samsung has announced the company's first family of memory cards based on the new JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard. as well as rolling out new removable storage, this is also a glimpse of what is likely to come in future hardware too thanks to Samsung's advancing storage technology. UFS is expected to introduce significant performance enhancements when compared against its predecessor, microSD.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Samsung takes us on an inside tour of Galaxy S8 and S8+: see what it's made of
Samsung has released an official teardown of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, its flagship phones and the first ones with the new 'infinity' bezel-less display.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Samsung teases water resistance for Galaxy a series
Samsung is bringing water resistance to the Galaxy a series.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Samsung to publish detailed white paper report on Note 7 fiasco
Samsung is planning on publishing a white paper about last year's massive recall of its high-end Galaxy Nore 7 handset, according to Chosun Biz. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a white paper is an official report which provides detailed information and proposals on a given issue.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Samsung to rollout Galaxy S8/S8+ Bluetooth connectivity and stability fix to more countries soon
Following the problem with the red tint that marred the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ (which the manufacturer later cleared up with a software update), another problem has surfaced.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Samsung to Unveil Foldable Smartphone Later this Year
Korea's ET News has reported that Samsung will unveil their long-awaited foldable smartphone later this year with a launch date of sometime next year.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Samsung unveils limited edition Rio 2016 'Olympic Games' Galaxy S7 edge
The Rio Olympics are coming soon, and they are not without controversy. not only is the Zika virus scaring some athletes and reporters from traveling to Brazil, but the country is facing high crime, poor economic conditions, and sanitation concerns.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is finally coming to the U.S. -- but only as a preview
Samsung's much-touted, but mostly absent, smart assistant continues to amble its way to the U.S. After a big false start during the Galaxy S8's launch, Bixby Voice is finally making its stateside debut. At least kind of, sort of. The company is positioning this is a "sneak peak'' for the feature that was initially planned to debut on its new flagship phones. Starting this week, a select number of Galaxy S8 and S8+ can sign up to be among the first in the U.S. to test it out.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Samsung's DeX Station now works with the Microsoft Lumia 950, wait what
As you may already know, Samsung's attempt at entering the smartphone-as-a-desktop market, the Samsung DeX Station, only supports its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8. Or at least that's what we were led to believe up until now -- a video that just popped up on YouTube seems to show the DeX working with the Microsoft Lumia 950 -- yes, you read that right. So are Samsung just a bunch of big, fat liars?
May 23, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might arrive with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 processor
With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung was able to get back into the good graces of consumers by showing off a handset with a sleek design and top-tier specifications. Most importantly, the firm was able to establish that it is producing safe products that are ready for the market. Although the initial hurdle has been crossed, Samsung will still have to produce a Galaxy Note device that will also exceed the expectations of consumers when it comes to specifications and safety.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner is easily defeatable
If you want to secure your Samsung Galaxy S8, relying on the iris scanner to keep it locked is not the best idea. That's because it can be easily fooled using just a printed photo and a contact lens.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Samsung's mobile web browser now available for some Pixel, Nexus, and other Android devices
Samsung is making its mobile web browser available on Android devices made by other manufacturers. While the Samsung Internet Browser comes pre-installed on its own Galaxy devices, owners of various other handsets can now download it from the Google Play Store.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery
Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls 'Kettle Design' that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality: it doubles as a kickstand for your phone.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Samsung's new Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) leak out entirely, all color versions shown here
The affordable Samsung Galaxy J series are some of the most popular cheap phones that you can get, and this year, they are getting an update with at least two new phones: the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), and its sibling with a bigger screen, the Galaxy J7 (2017).
May 22, 2017
Read More


Samsung's new SoundAssistant app is a powerful audio tool for Galaxy devices
Samsung has launched a new app that grants Samsung Galaxy owners greater control over the sound of their devices. Aptly named SoundAssistant, the app gives a wealth of audio options to play with, alongside some special bells and whistles that are available only on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Samsung's newest app rewards kids for showing smartphone self-control
Screen time is good, but it can be quickly abused. Samsung wants to help parents monitor it.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Samsung's Note 8 might not be its first dual-camera phone
An alleged leaked image shows the Galaxy C10 hosting two rear cameras.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Samsung's rumored Galaxy A3 is one step closer to reality
The alleged Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) may have just been cleared by the FCC, something every phone has to do to sell in the US.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Samsung's security update for May cures more than 60 vulnerabilities and issues
Samsung's new monthly maintenance update is not released yet, but it looks like the company is almost ready to launch its software patch for May and to add more security to its "major flagship models'. In fact, the company does not specify the list of devices, which will be the first to receive the update, but following the simple logic we can assume that it means models like Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, and S7 Edge.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Samsung's Two Piece case is actually kind of perfect
I'm not sure I'd call this a case, but I love it and want one for every phone.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Sandmarc launches Kickstarter for smartphone polarizer and ND-filters
Sandmarc, a company that is primarily known for its range of GoPro filters among other action camera accessories, is taking its know-how to the smartphone sector. It has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to fund final development and mass production of a new smartphone polarizer and a range of ND filters.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Satya Nadella on future Windows phones: 'I'm sure we'll make more'
In a recent interview, Satya Nadella reiterated Microsoft's hardware strategy for Windows on phones.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Satya Nadella: Microsoft will "make more phones, but they will not look like phones today"
Last week, Microsoft published its latest earnings report, revealing details of a strong quarter for its Cloud and Office businesses, but a less successful few months for its hardware business. Surface revenue declined by 26% - a situation that Microsoft will be hoping to reverse with the help of its new Surface Laptop - but its phone revenue was practically obliterated.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Scorpio, Surface, and sweet, sweet phones: a look ahead to what we're excited about in 2017
A new year is almost upon us, which means that all-new devices are around the corner. In the spring, we'll likely see devices such as the LG G6, HTC 11, and Samsung Galaxy S8, and then autumn will offer a new iPhone, a Galaxy Note8 (!), and more.
December 30, 2016
Read More


SCOTUS rules in favor of you fixing your smartphone and reselling its parts
Good news, tinkerers: now you can do what you like to your devices without fear of patent-defying blowback.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Search Warrant Issued for Everyone Who Googled Identity Theft Victim's Name
Try to imagine a police officer in the pre-internet era serving a search warrant on the phone company, wanting the names of everyone who looked up a certain number. what would have seemed ludicrous at the time is now feasible, and one judge believes Google should turn over the personal information for anyone who used the search engine to look up a victim's name.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Seeing Microsoft's mobile future requires big-picture perspective
Does Microsoft have a mobile strategy? Yes, but to see it you must look beyond the yearly cycle governing the smartphone industry.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera
Make every day Nature Photography Day!
June 16, 2017
Read More


Sextortion suspect must unlock her seized iPhone, judge rules
"For me, this is like turning over a key to a safety deposit box."
May 3, 2017
Read More


Share your reasons to switch (or not to switch) to Windows phone!
Is switching from Android to Windows 10 Mobile in 2017 a viable option? Or a good idea?
May 2, 2017
Read More


Shazam -- Everything you need to know!
Shazam keeps their newly redesigned app for iOS simple: here's everything you need to know!
May 12, 2017
Read More


Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review
The selection of accessory lenses for most iPhone models is pretty overwhelming. However, there is one exception: the iPhone 7 Plus dual-cam with its new 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses makes design and engineering of accessory lens solutions somewhat more complex than on the standard models.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus
The dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus with its 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses, offers more flexibility in terms of focal length and framing than most smartphones. the Kamerar attachment we tested some time ago increases this flexibility even further by adding more tele reach, macro capability and a fish-eye lens.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Shiny or matte -- how do you prefer the glass on a phone's back?
In recent years, shiny phones have picked up the pace quite a bit. Since wireless charging is becoming more of a regular feature, manufacturers are limited in their choice of material for a phone's body -- it can't be metal, so they're stuck between toy-feeling plastic and premium-looking glass.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Shiver me timbers! A pirate-themed Galaxy S8 lands in China
A Pirates of the Caribbean-themed version of Samsung's flagship phone is setting sail in China for a wee bounty of $880.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Shots from the Essential Phone's 360-degree camera are pretty decent
Not the best 360-degree camera out there, and that's ok.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Should I run a VPN on my Android phone?
If you want or need to use a VPN, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to using one on your phone, too.
May 29, 2017
Read More


Should the Surface Phone really run full Windows 10?
Should the Surface Phone run full Windows 10, or Windows 10 Mobile? we say Mobile, and this is why.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Should you jailbreak your iPhone?
Jailbreaking is absolutely still a thing, but is it a thing for you?
June 2, 2017
Read More


Should you use a tempered glass screen protector for your Galaxy S8?
Choosing the right screen protector for you can be a difficult call.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Show your Pride with our rainbow theme pack
How do I theme my phone for Pride?
June 12, 2017
Read More


Signal for Android update ducks censorship, adds stickers and doodles
As mainstream interest in online privacy expands, Signal wants to grow along with it. this week, the app added two features, one a serious response to international censorship and the other a light, fluffy feature set meant to make the app even more user friendly for those who might be new to this whole encryption thing.
December 22, 2016
Read More


Sim-ply fantastic: EA says a new Sims Mobile game is on its way to iOS and Android
The new version of the PC game looks to bring over many popular features.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Singapore parent takes school to court to get kid's iPhone back
Proving to the world that frivolous lawsuits don't only happen in the US.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Siri gets competition as Google Assistant heads to the Apple iPhone
Yes, the rumors were true (as they so often are when it comes to Google) -- the search giant announced at its I/O developer conference today that its personal assistant is coming to the iPhone.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Siri saves life again, rescues three fishermen stranded in sea
We all know that there are numerous instances when our smart assistants are not that smart at all. we also know that, in the case of Apple's Siri, they can be even used as an instrument for potentially mischievous pranks. But we can't deny the fact that these sophisticated pieces of software could be also incredibly useful ... even when it is a matter of life and death.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Siri versus Google Assistant: Which is better for iPhone users?
Google Assistant is now available on iOS, giving Siri new competition on her home turf. But which voice assistant is better for you?
May 24, 2017
Read More


Siri's not Even the best iPhone Assistant Anymore
Apple's siri may not be the most capable voice assistant, or the most beloved. In the race to dominate the next generation of interfaces, though, Siri had one key advantage: a cushy home on hundreds of millions of iPhones. Now, however, Amazon has snuck Alexa onto iOS--making this look more and more like a blowout.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Six Awesome Amazon Alexa Skills you Might not Know
Are you getting the most out of your Amazon Echo?
May 3, 2017
Read More


Six-second video teases Edge Sense for the HTC U 11; phone appears on AnTuTu again
Just yesterday, we passed along what appeared to be art from the HTC U 11's retail box. the leak basically confirmed all of the specs that we expect to see on the manufacturer's new flagship handset.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Sketches of OnePlus 5 display dual cameras in back and front
This morning we showed you a teaser from OnePlus that pretty much confirms that its next flagship killer will be given the moniker of OnePlus 5. Last Thursday, there was a bit of confusion when OnePlus posted the number 4 on social media which led some to conclude that the company was not giving in to superstition and would call its next model the OnePlus 4.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Smart Reply now gives you three quick responses on Gmail
Google announced today that Smart Reply is coming to both the Android and iOS versions of Gmail. If you're a subscriber to Google's Inbox or message app Allo, you probably have already had the privilege of seeing this feature in action.
May 17, 2017
Read More


Smartphone app detects and alerts sleepy drivers
To reduce accidents caused by fatigue driving, researchers have developed a system that detects drowsy drivers and alerts them simply using a generic smartphone.
June 16, 2017
Read More


Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 7 Plus versus Samsung Galaxy S8
The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's best camera phone yet, but can it compete against the latest from Samsung?
May 25, 2017
Read More


Smartphone camera shootout: LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 does a lot of great things, but LG retains its best Smartphone Camera crown.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Smartphone Displays Are the Next Competitive Battlefield
IDC predicts an uptick in the market as vendors attempt to one-up each other with their smartphone displays.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Smartphone Market Starts Off Strong in 2017
Shipments are up as the industry braces for a flood of flagship phones.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Smartphone patent wars redux: Nokia sues Apple, big time
Apple has accused Nokia of working with patent trolls to spawn lawsuits.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Smartphones crashed, Samsung burned: Mobile in 2016
All change
December 21, 2016
Read More


Smartphones in 2017: What's in the pipeline?
The latest rumors and trends in the smartphone industry. Apple, Samsung, and a few smaller players like OnePlus have a few tricks up their sleeves.
December 27, 2016
Read More


Smartphones may be changing the way we think
Those attention-grabbing digital devices are like a new appendage. how are they changing us?
March 17, 2017
Read More


Smartphones Top Tablets as Mobile Sales Driver for First Time In 2015
E -- commerce shoppers turned to their smartphones more than their tablets for the first time in 2015, according to the State of Retailing Online 2016 report. Shop.org, Forrester Research Inc. and Bizrate Insights surveyed 195 companies across the apparel, footwear, general merchandise, home furnishings, and personal care industries in September and October 2015, and found that smartphones accounted for 17% of total online retail sales for the year, while tablets accounted for 14% of sales.
January 7, 2016
Read More


Snag a handful of premium Android icon packs that have been made free for a limited time!
Ah, custom icon packs! If you've been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we love custom icon packs around here. And why wouldn't we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint!
May 25, 2017
Read More


Snapchat parent Snap reports huge loss the day after announcing new features
After years as a private company, watching its valuation rise with every round of funding, Snapchat parent Snap went public earlier this year. the IPO valued the company at $24 billion. a couple of days after the stock (ticker symbol SNAP) started trading, the company's valuation rose to its peak of over $31 billion.
May 10, 2017
Read More


Snapchat Spectacles invade Europe, available online and from quirky vending machines
From an average guy's point of view, Snap's Spectacles might look like nothing more than plastic sunglasses with an embedded video camera. To Snapchat fans, however, the colorful pair of shades could be a great extension to the popular service, allowing them to add events to their timeline from a unique, first-person perspective. And now, more people can get their hands on them.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Snapchat update adds new "Custom Stories' feature on Android and iOS
Snapchat recently pushed a new update for both its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a single new feature that allows users to create custom Stories and share them with their friends.
May 24, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


So Cortana IS smarter than Siri -- but Google Assistant is smartest (for now)
Virtual assistants are becoming ubiquitous in our work and home lives. Many of us own at least one personal assistant -- either Siri on iPhone or Cortana on Windows 10 -- but which one is better and more accurate at responding to our requests?
June 7, 2017
Read More


So much for phones ruining our sleep - Apple acquires sleep tracking tech maker Beddit
Apple likes to buy smaller companies from time to time, and its choices are always interesting. this time, it acquired Beddit, maker of the sleep monitor going by the same name. it's probably the most technologically advanced of its kind, employing ballistocardiography techniques to measure the mechanical activity of the heart, lungs, and other body functions.
May 9, 2017
Read More


So, would you buy an HTC U11?
HTC just announced its 2017 flagship a couple of days ago -- the U11. Mostly a run-of-the-mill top-shelf device with all the features you'd expect (don't get us wrong, we appreciate that) finally including water-resistance, and a couple of unique features sprinkled on top.
May 18, 2017
Read More


Socket to Deliver SDIO 802.11b WLAN Card for Pocket PC Devices
The SDIO WLAN Card plugs into any SDIO card slot a Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition running BSQUARE Corporation's SDIO Now!
Provides Information
Read More


Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained
Smartphone battery life has been a struggle over the years, and we're just now starting to make some progress. There are phones you can get that will run reliably for more than a day, even with heavy usage. However, that's all for naught if you can't count on the device to actually keep working until the battery is depleted. this is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with. Their phones are shutting down long before the battery is drained.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Someone is trying to make a Galaxy S8 case that covers the Bixby button
Sick of accidental Bixby launches? This might be a case you want.
June 7, 2017
Read More


Sometimes you have to let 'em add it up themselves
This small public accounting firm doesn't have an official IT guy, so it falls to a junior accountant pilot fish to handle the first pass for all IT issues.
May 1, 2017
Read More


Sony announced US prices and release dates for the Xperia XZ Premium, Touch, and XA1 Ultra
Sony is really trying to make a push this year. At MWC, the company unveiled four new smartphones, alongside its interactive projector -- the Xperia Touch. And while some users around the globe are already enjoying three of the four handsets, two of them have yet to arrive in the US. Good news is that we now have official release dates for the new Sony products that have yet to make it to the US.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Sony has the best phones for epic slow motion videos and here is a video to prove this
These days, it's hard to find many phones with unique features: there are very few that stand-out. we have the Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, the 'infinity display' Galaxy S8... and now, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium enters this hall-of-famers club with its unique 960 frames per second slow motion video recording.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Sony is discontinuing its midrange Xperia lines to focus on its flagship smartphones
Changes are on the way to Sony's smartphone lineup. The company is discontinuing its Xperia X and Xperia X Compact lines of devices, which it considers "premium standard' (midrange), Sony announced at its investor conference, according to XperiaBlog.
May 24, 2017
Read More


Sony Mobile killing 'Premium Standard' smartphones in favor of mid-range, flagship devices
Sony Mobile's Xperia line hasn't had the best time in the smartphone space with low-cost high-performance Android devices flooding the market at razor-thin margins. Companies are neck-and-neck as they vie for consumers' attention, and one false step can cost them big time. This is probably why the company's "Premium Standard" series has met its demise and, as a result, the Japanese company will be discontinuing its flagship-like-but-not-really devices given poor sales.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Sony outs launch details for its Xperia XZ Premium flagship and futuristic Touch projector
The phone is $800 and the projector is more than twice that.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Sony releases short film showing off Xperia XZ Premium super-slow motion mode
Sony Mobile has released the first super-slow-motion short movie that has been completely recorded on a smartphone. all of the movie's scenes were recorded by 120 amateur videographers from 21 countries on the Tróia peninsula near Lisbon, Portugal.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia Home beta now available on the Google Play
Sony has been working on the Xperia Home for a few years now, but the application was only available to those who enrolled in the beta. The good news is starting today, anyone with access to Google Play Store will be able to download the Sony Xperia Home.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia L1 makes its debut in Europe, priced to sell for €199
The Xperia L1 was launched in the United States about a month ago, but Europeans weren't given a chance to purchase the mid-range Android smartphone until this week.
June 9, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia X Performance versus Samsung Galaxy S7: Same price, different values
If you have $700 burning a hole in your pocket, there are plenty of phones to spend it on.
July 7, 2016
Read More


Sony 'Xperia X Ultra' surfaces with 6.4-inch, 21:9 display
If you're familiar with the new LG G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 duo, you'll have noticed a recurring theme with regards to their displays. the G6's screen touts an 18:9 aspect ratio while the panels of the S8 duo are 18.5:9 -- both essentially twice as tall as they are wide.
May 8, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XZ Premium Q&A: Your questions answered!
Sony's latest premium flagship handset, the Xperia XZ Premium, should be launched on a trove of major markets around the world in the coming days and weeks. With a proper 4K display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and an intriguing camera package, the device is most definitely going to garner some attention, and with good reason -- we had the pleasure of reviewing that one a few weeks ago and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, a worthy flagship befitting Sony's stature.
June 13, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: $799 of lust ... and disappointment
Sony gets more right than ever before, but continues to have a few key stumbles that keep it from being in the conversation in the U.S.
June 6, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XZ takes us on a photo tour across the world's most popular landmarks
It's no news: smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for an overwhelming majority of consumers. But there are differences between each of those phones' cameras and if you are looking for the best one, you will have to look through a lot of great options.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra now available in Europe
The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are two of the smartphones that Sony unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress. the Japanese company promised to bring the devices to market in the Q2, but an exact release date hasn't been given at that time.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XZ Premium arrives in the UK earlier than expected
Despite the fact that all of our previous reports claimed Sony Xperia XZ Premium would hit the shelves in Europe in early June, it looks like the flagship smartphone will be available much earlier in the UK.
May 2, 2017
Read More


Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, XZ1, and X1 might be announced in September
Sony already announced no less than five new smartphones this year: Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, and Xperia L1. But the company seemingly has at least three more handsets to introduce before the end of 2017, and one of them is expected to be a new Xperia Compact.
May 22, 2017
Read More


Sorry, Galaxy S8 users: Bixby voice assistant remains delayed
The Wall Street Journal reports we won't see it until "at least late June."
May 31, 2017
Read More


SoundHound versus Shazam: Which music identification service should you use?
Which is better: SoundHound or Shazam?
May 19, 2017
Read More


SoundHound -- Everything you need to know!
Want to know more about SoundHound? Here's everything you need to know!
May 19, 2017
Read More


South Park is going to destroy your phone later this year
Slipped in among the latest console and PC game news at its E3 press conference, Ubisoft has announced a brand new South Park game for mobile. Phone Destroyer marks the first time the long-standing franchise has been in a mobile game, and will be on Android and iOS later on this year.
June 12, 2017
Read More


South Park makes the jump to mobile with new 'Phone Destroyer' game
South Park: The Fractured But Whole isn't the only South Park title that Ubisoft showed off at E3 2017. In a surprise announcement, the company also announced the first official South Park game for mobile devices, dubbed Phone Destroyer.
June 12, 2017
Read More


Speck's gone neon for its new iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 cases
Speck's popular Presidio case line now comes in a set of eye-catching translucent neon colors.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Specs and prices leak for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A5 and A7
Yesterday, we reported that Samsung Malaysia had teased its upcoming Galaxy A5 and A7 handsets. After all, it's been over a year since the company announced the last iteration of the devices, so they're due for refreshes.
December 29, 2016
Read More


Spotify and--no joke--iTunes are coming to the Windows Store
Apple's music app is a major get for Microsoft and Windows 10 S.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Spotify might be nearing an IPO, as the company settles a lawsuit and hires new talent
As of March this year, Spotify reported a spectacular 50 million count of monthly paying subscribers that enjoy premium access to audio content. The Sweden-based company has been rumored to be setting itself up for an IPO for quite many months now, looking to expand its online music streaming enterprise and attract investments.
May 30, 2017
Read More


Spotify might soon offer more relevant recommendations, thanks to recent AI startup acquisition
Music you see on Spotify is about to get a lot more relevant and customized to your liking, as we learn that the green dot company has acquired AI startup Niland.
May 19, 2017
Read More


Spotify set to restrict certain albums to paid users only
Ok, guys, don't take this too hard, but it's very possible that Spotify will restrict some album releases to paying customers only, following handshakes at licensing negotiations with record labels. the Sweden-based company has been looking to build real profit on its quick growth, and the move is aimed at attracting investors' attention, ahead of a much talked-about IPO.
March 17, 2017
Read More


Sprint and SoftBank start informal talks over T-Mobile merger
Sprint's parent company starts mulling a merger with T-Mobile.
May 15, 2017
Read More


Sprint buyer's guide: Everything you need to know
Find out what Sprint has to offer.
May 16, 2017
Read More


Sprint gives free six-month trial of Tidal HiFi to all new and existing customers
Back in January, Sprint acquired 33% of Jay Z's music streaming service, Tidal. When that happened, the two companies announced that they will be working on providing exclusive content to Sprint customers that subscribe to the service, along with other benefits.
June 8, 2017
Read More


Sprint introduces all-wireless 'Magic box' small cell for homes and businesses
Sprint's key to coverage is a small cell tower in your window.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Sprint introduces the "Magic Box" to improve the speed of subscribers' 4G LTE signals by up to 200%
Sprint said today that it is giving away to its subscribers who request one, a free "Magic Box." this is a small shoe-box sized device that will increase download and upload speeds by as much as 200% within a range of 30,000 square feet.
May 3, 2017
Read More


Sprint sues government over elimination of broadband price caps
Business Internet price caps were removed by FCC despite lack of competition.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Started from the bottom, now we're here: 4K footage shows the current state of the Apple Park
The construction of Apple Park, the futuristic circular new headquarters that will house more than 12,000 employees, is almost complete.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Staying stationary with MrMobile: Home is where the tech is
"MrMobile" isn't just a name; it's a lifestyle. That means I normally only cover technology that takes you from your doorstep to distant destinations. But there's an awful lot of interesting tech made for the home that's cropped up over the past year that you've been asking about ... and frankly, I don't know much about any of it! So I hopped a plane to Pensacola, Florida to meet up with someone who does.
June 14, 2017
Read More


Stingray use could be unconstitutional, House report finds
Law enforcement use of the cell-phone spying technology needs to be better regulated
December 19, 2016
Read More


Sunvell T95X TV box: a web-focused, cloud-based client for those on a budge
Businesses often envision the modern desktop computer as being a boring piece of kit, one that not only costs a lot of money but also doesn't offer much in terms of innovation.
May 4, 2017
Read More


Super Mario Run gets a real-life parkour makeover
Nintendo's first smartphone game inspires a viral free-running video featuring goofy humor and amazing stunts.
December 22, 2016
Read More


'Super Mario Run' hits 40 Million Downloads
Nintendo announced that its first smartphone game, Super Mario Run, has been downloaded more than 40 million times since its December 15 debut.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Super Mario Run hits 40 Million Downloads in 4 Days
There is no word yet on how much money the game has brought in, however.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Super Mario Run is bad news for everyone -- especially Android users
When Apple announced that Mario was making his way to iOS, there was much rejoicing. But the excitement soon gave way to disappointment for several reasons. Firstly there was the price, with many feeling $9.99 was just too much to ask for what is, ultimately, a very basic, one button platformer.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Super Mario Run is the fastest-selling iOS game ever
Nintendo's first smartphone game was downloaded 40 million times in its first four days -- but analysts say only 8 percent of people who downloaded it ended up purchasing the whole game.
December 21, 2016
Read More


Super Mario Run Reaches 50 Million Downloads
Run, Mario, Run.
December 23, 2016
Read More


Supposed iPhone SE (2017) leak shows off Ion-X glass rear shell
A newly leaked photo, depicting what could be the back of a next-gen iPhone SE, started making rounds online, offering some interesting, albeit unverified, tidbits of information regarding a supposed new "special edition' iPhone.
May 11, 2017
Read More


Supreme Court agrees to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data
Justices to clarify protections of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Supreme Court To Decide If Cops Need A Warrant For Your Phone's Location History
According to the ACLU, the Supreme Court has taken on a case that will decide whether police in the United States needs a warrant to get your cell phone's location records from your wireless carrier.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Supreme Court to decide what's required to get location records from your carrier
The appeal of a 2011 case where 12,898 pieces of evidence were gathered without a warrant is being heard by the highest court in the land.
June 5, 2017
Read More


Supreme Court to look at mobile privacy. Uh-oh.
A criminal-case ruling favoring law enforcement would have implications for companies facing civil complaints
June 13, 2017
Read More


Supreme Court Will Decide If Your Mobile Phone Location Data Is Private
It's a funny thing about the 21st century: Nearly all of us carry location trackers on us, voluntarily, every single place we go. They're our phones, and we carry them with us when we shop, while we work, while we exercise, while we sleep, and even when we use the bathroom. And that leaves an incredibly valuable, intimate trail of location data that businesses use basically however they want. But as far as your legal rights are concerned, is that personal data actually private?
June 5, 2017
Read More


Surprisingly, Nextbit Robin is getting the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
Since Nextbit was acquired by Razer early this year, much has happened for those who purchased the only smartphone released by the company, the Robin. First of all, Nextbit community forum had been closed, and a new one was opened on Razer's website.
June 5, 2017
Read More


SwiftKey gets complete design overhaul on iOS, 68 new languages and 6 themes added
Less than a week ago SwiftKey was launching a small update for its Android app which added keypress sounds. Today, iOS users are the beneficiaries of a much more significant update that completely changes the way the keyboard looks and adds a ton of new languages.
May 18, 2017
Read More


"Switch to iPhone" campaign kicks into full gear, Apple releases new ads to persuade Android users
With its "Switch to iPhone" campaign underway, Apple recently uploaded three new ads to its YouTube channel. These short commercials promote the ease and presumed benefits of replacing an Android handset with an iPhone.
May 30, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


Switch to Verizon, subscribe to Unlimited, get the phone you want for as low as $15/mo. with trade
Verizon has some new phone deals for those subscribing to the carrier's Unlimited plan. And Big Red is including some of the hottest top-shelf models with this promotion, which runs for a limited time only. Switch to Verizon, subscribe to the carrier's Unlimited plan, and you can purchase the phone of your dreams for a price as low as $15 a month with a qualified trade.
June 2, 2017
Read More


Sync your files for free, and maintain privacy, using open-source Syncthing
File synchronization without the prying eyes of Silicon Valley.
May 9, 2017
Read More


Sync Your Windows 10 PC with Your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device
Would you like to access the same music, photos, and documents on your Windows 10 PC and your Apple or Android phone or tablet? That's just what you can do through the Microsoft Phone Companion.
May 26, 2017
Read More


Misc. - T

T-Mobile and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ receive update for Bixby, SD cards and more
T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers rocking the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are starting to receive an update that has two main features according to its changelist. One is an update for the Bixby app, and the second provides more stability for SD cards.
June 7, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile begins issuing its Note 7-killing update
The end is here.
December 27, 2016
Read More


T-Mobile CEO blasts Binge on critics in a 1080p video you can't stream if you use Binge On
T-Mobile's Binge on program that lets you watch unlimited video from certain content providers sounds like the best thing that could ever happen to your data plan -- and it might be, especially if you like to watch videos on your phone. Who cares that the video you watch isn't the best possible quality, right?
January 7, 2016
Read More


T-Mobile CEO Legere announces the carrier's plan to build a nationwide 5G network
The Pied Piper of the mobile industry is at it again, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere made one of the biggest announcements of his career to date. Today, T-Mobile became the first U.S. carrier to announce plans for a nationwide 5G network. the nation's third largest carrier will use some of the 600MHz spectrum it won during the FCC auction, to carry 5G traffic from one U.S. coast to the other. It also plans on using some of the low-frequency spectrum to enhance, improve and expand its 4G LTE network.
May 2, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile could soon make its own cheap phones
The carrier could introduce three T-Mobile-branded "Revvl" phones, according to one report.
May 9, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile gets busy this summer rolling out new 600MHz network
The Un-carrier has a busy, busy summer ahead of it.
June 16, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices
'Digits' marks a shift for the phone industry
May 25, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile launches the affordable LG Stylo 3 Plus
T-Mobile just released a new Android smartphone made for users on a budget: the LG Stylo 3 Plus. Available to buy both online, and in T-Mobile stores across the nation, the Stylo 3 Plus costs $225 outright, or $9.00 upfront plus $9.00 per month over 24 months.
May 17, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


T-Mobile outs call failure fix for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5
Two new small updates are now being rolled out by T-Mobile for Samsung smartphones. Each of these updates addresses an issue with Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 where users experience call failure.
May 23, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile Promises Nationwide 5G Network Coverage... Eventually
Sure, your phone is kind of fast... but it could be faster. a lot faster. all of the big wireless carriers are super excited about the whole new network generation of fast, but there's a hitch: It doesn't exist yet. But that's not deterring T-Mobile, which is out there today promising to get you a nationwide 5G network while Verizon and AT&T are still pulling their metaphorical shoes on.
May 2, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile receives licenses for the 31MHz of 600MHz spectrum won in the FCC auction
Yesterday, the FCC handed over to T-Mobile licenses to cover the 31MHz of 600MHz spectrum that it won at the FCC's auction of low frequency airwaves. Unlike high-frequency airwaves, these travel farther and penetrate buildings better. By year's end, the nation's third largest carrier will own more than 1-million square miles of 600MHz spectrum.
June 15, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile Revvl T1 revealed - a new premium (yet affordable) phone?
T-Mobile is reportedly getting ready to release its on series of smartphones, allegedly including a high-end device that should come with lifetime warranty. According to Android Authority, the series should be comprised of three handsets: T-Mobile Revvl T1, T-Mobile Revvl T2, and T-Mobile Revvl T3 Pro.
May 9, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile rolls out update that kills Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The update will prevent the phone battery from charging, rendering the phone unusable.
December 27, 2016
Read More


T-Mobile starts selling the rugged Kyocera DuraForce PRO
T-Mobile just released the Kyocera DuraForce PRO, a smartphone that's been available on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon since last year. The new handset is sold for $425, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
May 26, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


T-Mobile starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is finally getting the promised Android 7.0 Nougat update after a three weeks delay at T-Mobile. The Uncarrier announced in late April that its engineers have already approved the Galaxy S6 edge+ Nougat build and that the update should go live in early May.
May 18, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
T-Mobile confirmed last week it would start rolling out a new major OS update to both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. As promised, Android 7.0 Nougat is now pushed to these phones as we speak, but there's one other product that is getting the update as well, the Galaxy Tab S2.
June 7, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile trades words with Verizon and AT&T, says it will launch a real 5G network by 2020
T-Mobile is taking the fight straight to AT&T and Verizon. Here's how.
May 2, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile updates Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ with call failure fix and May security update
Just over a month after T-Mobile made Nougat available for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and then a week and a half later for the S6 edge+, two new updates are now being rolled out over-the-air (OTA) by the Un-carrier for those smartphones. Both updates address an issue where users may experience call failure.
May 24, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile wants to help you #GetOutoftheRed with its new promotion aimed at Verizon subscribers
T-Mobile and its CEO John Legere announced today a new promotion designed to make it easier for Verizon customers to move to T-Mobile. With Verizon's "Big Red" nickname in mind, the nation's third largest carrier is helping you #GetOutoftheRed. With the plan, Verizon customers can move to T-Mobile, keep the phone they already own (certain models only), and T-Mobile will even pay off the balance.
May 24, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


T-Mobile's 5G vision is largely powered by Nokia
Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that it is planning on building a nationwide 5G network using some of the 600MHz spectrum it won at the FCC auction. Playing a large role in the build out of the next-gen pipeline will be Nokia.
May 4, 2017
Read More


T-Mobile's DIGITS and #GetOutoftheRed plan both launch today
Last week, T-Mobile introduced a new feature intended to make it easier for others to reach you no matter which device you have in your pocket, or on your wrist. All T-Mobile numbers are being updated to support the feature.
May 31, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


T-Mobile's "Digits" program revamps the phone number
T-Mobile phone numbers can now be accessed from apps on Android, iOS, and the Web.
May 25, 2017
Read More


Take a sneak peek at Google's Android replacement, Fuchsia
Early days yet but check out that silky-smooth UI
May 9, 2017
Read More


Tasker's long-overdue redesign is in beta, and it looks awesome
Tasker has never been a beauty queen.
June 2, 2017
Read More


TCL sees "plenty of interest" in the BlackBerry KEYone
Last December, TCL announced that it worked out a licensing deal with BlackBerry. Basically, BlackBerry provides the software and TCL does all the rest. The latest 'Berry handset is the BlackBerry KEYone.
May 18, 2017
Read More


TCL's president confirms extremely high demand for BlackBerry KEYone on launch day
TCL's BlackBerry KEYone was officially launched in North America earlier today, and judging by the statement offered by the company's president, it looks like there's demand has been high for the smartphone in both countries.
May 31, 2017
Read More


Teased OnePlus 5 phone could come sooner than we thought
OnePlus' CEO shared that the company's relentlessly working on its next phone, to "make a big surprise."
May 2, 2017
Read More


Telus caves, will sell BlackBerry KEYone to consumers
Yesterday, we told you that Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication North America, had confirmed heavy launch day demand for the BlackBerry KEYone. It is that kind of demand for the device that has forced Canadian carrier Telus to make a 180 degree change, and offer the phone to consumers.
June 1, 2017
Read More


Tenacious tapping fun might make best Fiends Forever your iPhone's new BFF
It's about as simple as mobile games get, yet this clicker delivers cheery, compulsive fun.
December 19, 2016
Read More


Terminator Genisys: Future War strategy game lets players save the humanity or embrace the machine
It's almost impossible not to become a fan of the Terminator series once you've seen the first three movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Building on an already established franchise, developer Plarium announced the launch of Terminator Genisys: Future War for iOS and Android mobile devices.
May 18, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


The 3 best (worst?) fidget spinner apps for Windows 10
Are you a shameless junkie for the latest hip crazes? Are you a Windows 10 phone or tablet user? And are you really bored? If so, we have good news.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017
Google has been holding its annual developer conference for ten years now, but I/O is no longer just a developer conference. It's a place for Google to announce and show off some of its latest technologies, and talk about the future. At I/O 2017, Google announced new products powered by machine learning, some big improvements to Assistant and Google Home, and it offered up a glimpse of the future of Android in your car. Here are the five most important things announced at I/O.
May 24, 2017
Read More


The 5 premium chips that will power flagship smartphones through 2017 and 2018
The SoC (System-on-a-Chip, also refered to as processor and chipset) is at the heart of the smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other connected gear we use on a daily basis. Now that the information is broadly available, we'd like to sit down and review the upcoming processors that will power the majority of 2018's high-end smartphones.
May 29, 2017
Read More


The 6 best Android phones of 2016
Android smartphones get better every year, but there are a lot more good ones than there used to be. the hardware is faster, Android is more refined, and designs are smarter. It all adds up to an embarrassment of riches. Phones that would have been blockbusters a few years ago are seen as middle-of-the-road.
December 22, 2016
Read More


The 10 best free Android games of 2016
Don't miss out on the year's best phone games–without an entry fee.
December 22, 2016
Read More


The A11 chip which will power the next iPhone and iPad is now in production at TSMC
We didn't really expect TSMC, one of the world's premium chip manufacturers, to give up when it has Apple orders on the line. So we're not surprised to learn that Taiwan's fabrication powerhouse has overcome its initial struggles and started producing the A11 chips meant to power the next iPhones and iPads. they will be made on a 10nm process.
May 11, 2017
Read More


The Android App Revolution on Chromebooks Is Still on Hold
It's been over a year since Google, with great enthusiasm, showed off how Android apps would transform Chromebooks.
May 26, 2017
Read More


The Android O rumor game has officially started, and here's what we think
All the things that nobody knows but are fun to guess about. it's that time!
March 17, 2017
Read More


The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom -- iPhone 7 Plus Killer at Half the Price!
Ever since they were announced at Computex 2016, ASUS has churned out a number of ZenFone 3 models, like the ZenFone 3 Ultra phablet and the eponymous ZenFone 3 smartphone. But what mobile photographers have been waiting for was ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL).
May 12, 2017
Read More


The ASUS ZenFone Live Smartphone Launched!
The ASUS ZenFone Live is the world's first smartphone with hardware-optimized, real-time live-streaming beautification technology, that makes it possible to share an even more glamorous version of yourself on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
May 9, 2017
Read More


The best Android apps of 2016
These are the best new apps of the year
December 21, 2016
Read More


The best Android phone in spring 2017
Since it launched late last year, the Google Pixel has been our pick for best Android phone. And, assuming you can actually find it, it's still a great option. But with a new generation of phones comes a new overall champion. and right now, in spring 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone you can buy.
May 3, 2017
Read More


The Best Smartphone Camera, as judged by YOU!
So who makes the best smartphone camera? Here's what you picked.
May 19, 2017
Read More


The best travel apps to install on your phone
Don't Hit the Road Without Them
May 10, 2017
Read More


The BlackBerry KeyOne's screen apparently isn't glued to the rest of the phone
Try not to drop it
June 8, 2017
Read More


The case for a Material Dark culture on Android
I love hex black and a dark UI!
June 15, 2017
Read More


The Complete Huawei P10 Lite Product Briefing
In March, we covered the launch of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones. We even shared with you the product briefing of the Huawei P10 Plus and P10. Although Huawei mentioned the P10 Lite, it was only mentioned in passing. That changes with a recent product briefing exclusively focused on the Huawei P10 Lite.
May 22, 2017
Read More


The computer as an appliance: Moving beyond the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri
Can digital assistants evolve so that we don't need so many disparate devices?
May 19, 2017
Read More


The Elder Scrolls: Legends out now on Android devices
After a long and painful (for card genre fans) beta testing period, Bethesda has finally launched The Elder Scrolls: Legends on Android platform. The game briefly appeared in the Google Play Store last year, but Bethesda pulled it quickly saying it was published unintentionally.
June 1, 2017
Read More or Watch Video


The Essential Phone features an LED notification light
Announced last week as one of this year's most interesting high-end Android handsets, the Essential Phone should be released soon in the US (likely before the end of June).
June 7, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone has a weird cutout display
The Essential Phone is now official and one thing you cannot deny about it: it is not afraid to dare and dream big. It competes with the best phones out there: the iPhone and Galaxies, and it dares dream up a new modular system, even after others like LG recently failed spectacularly with their own takes on a modular system.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone is a beautiful example of everything that's wrong with Android
Promises, promises...
June 1, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home
The creator of Android has big plans that start with some familiar-looking devices.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone is official: a bezel-less handset for the future by the creator of Android
The Essential Phone has just broken cover. It's the first phone by the namesake company, conceived by Andy Rubin, the person who created Android and showing his idea of what the Android phone of the future should look like.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone was designed to flop
The tech-obsessed parts of the internet exploded yesterday when Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, debuted its upcoming first smartphone, the Essential Phone, and smart home speaker, the Essential Home. And it's fair to say most people were impressed, if a bit skeptical: even if the devices seem pretty good for a first try, this is, after all, yet another newcomer that tries to reinvent the smartphone in some way.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone: Everything we know so far
If the future of tech starts with the phone, then Andy Rubin's new company Essential started in the right place. But at first glance the Essential Phone looks more like another bleeding-edge Android phone than something completely new.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone: yay or nay?
So, the Essential Phone was revealed today -- a powerful flagship of a smartphone with an all-screen front, a titanium and ceramic body, a magnetic connector for modules on its back. Announced to be designed to serve the user through and through, it's said that it will be fully unlocked and will not have any sort of pre-installed bloat.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint
Andy Rubin's Android startup, Essential, announced its first phone earlier this month. No details on carrier partnerships were available at the time, but Essential promised to provide more information ahead of the launch. Now, the company has announced Sprint, and only Sprint, will be the carrier partner for the Essential Phone.
June 12, 2017
Read More


The father of Android builds a smartphone: The "Essential Phone" is official
Essential slices out a chunk of screen to make room for the front camera.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Fi Fit Quiz lets you quickly see if Project Fi is right for you
See if it's economical for you and your family to switch to Project Fi.
June 14, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy A8 (2016) could be the next Samsung phone to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update
Samsung has already refreshed its Galaxy A series with new smartphones, but some of the older models will continue to be supported for at least one more year.
May 24, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy Note 8 is going to be huge. Here are three reasons why
The Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's large-screen phone aimed at power users, and it's going to be big.
May 15, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy Note 8 may keep that pesky fingerprint sensor on the back
Samsung moved the Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone. Now one report claims that the Note 8 will do the same.
June 8, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy Note 8 won't have an in-screen fingerprint scanner, according to Samsung official
Almost everyone who's used Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, will be quick to tell you just how bad the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor's placement is. As previously reported, this seems to have been a last second decision, made necessary due to the company's inability to produce a high-quality prototype for an in-screen scanner in time.
June 8, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy S8 is reportedly selling like hotcakes
Samsung has sold over 5 million units of the curved flagship phone in its first month, according to a report.
May 16, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy S8 sells faster than the Galaxy S7
Samsung's latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are apparently selling very well - Samsung revealed that it sold more than one million S8 in South Korea, only 37 days after the official launch - it took the Galaxy S7 74 days to achieve the same feat.
May 30, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy S8+ can clearly change an owner's view of their iPhone 7 Plus
Owners of both the Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7 sound off on their differences.
June 8, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy S8's iris scanner can be bypassed using a digital camera and a contact lens, researchers show
It's a pretty well known fact at this point that using any form of biometric authentication, such as a fingerprint scanner or face unlocking, is essentially choosing convenience over actual security. That is, there are a ton of ways to fool the current technology, and while passwords can be changed, physical features cannot, plastic surgery notwithstanding. This has once again been proven right, as a group of researchers from the Chaos Computer Club, who have demonstrated a method for bypassing the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanner.
May 23, 2017
Read More


The Galaxy S8's Infinity Display: So Much More than Meets the Eye
The Infinity Display, with its continuous surface, and absence of buttons and harsh angles, is perhaps the most visibly distinct attribute of the new Galaxy S8 and S8+. But there's a lot more to its stunning screen than meets the eye. In fact, it represents new heights in technology, UX design and viewing experience -- all the result of Samsung's dedication to creating meaningful, user-inspired technology.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The Google Assistant comes to iOS
New standalone Google Assistant app has voice command interface.
May 17, 2017
Read More


The honor 8 Wins The International Design Award!
The Honor 8 was recently recognized for its sleek and beautifully-crafted design by the International Design Awards in Los Angeles. Honor's latest flagship smartphone received Silver under the "Media and Home Electronics' category for IDA's 2016 competition.
May 18, 2017
Read More


The Honor 9 is official: high-end specs at a reasonable price
In a special event held today, Honor, Huawei's budget-friendly sub-brand, has officially unveiled its latest flagship product, the Honor 9. As is tradition for the brand, the Honor 9 follows in the footsteps of Huawei's high-end devices, namely the latest P10 line, but cuts some corners to position it in a lower price range.
June 12, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 Features, Price & Availability
Inspired by the power of touch and the Brilliant U, HTC Malaysia unveiled locally the HTC U11, the world's first smartphone with revolutionary new squeeze interaction.
June 8, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 is a good phone with a dumb gimmick
Squeezable sides are a very bad reason to buy a phone. Especially now, when the U11's Edge Sense doesn't do a whole hell of a lot. Who knows, perhaps one day it will do much more than simply launching favorite apps. But even then, squeezable sides will be a very bad reason to buy a phone.
June 12, 2017
Read More


The HTC U 11 supposedly squeezed in more sales than its predecessors in less than a month
Focus Taiwan reports the new HTC U11 smartphone has already outsold both its predecessors, the HTC M10 and M9, in less than a month on the market. The information comes directly from the president of HTC's smartphone and connected device division, Chang Chia-lin.
June 16, 2017
Read More


The Huawei P10 Lite is finally official, three weeks after pre-orders started
We have been expecting this one for a while: today, Huawei has made the P10 Lite, the third and final sibling in the P10 line, official. this comes more than three weeks after we first heard of the device's existence from a Dutch retailer's pre-order page, which was soon followed by other European retailers.
March 17, 2017
Read More


The iPhone 7 Plus' portrait mode will save your family barbershop, according to Apple's new ad
The portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus is a powerful tool for putting together professional-style headshots with little to no photographic experience.
May 15, 2017
Read More


The iPhone 7S may get these two iPhone 8 features
A company in charge of iPhone assembly reportedly "confirmed" wireless charging and waterproofing on the iPhone 7S.
June 15, 2017
Read More


The iPhone 8 could unlock when you press the screen
There have been conflicting rumors about what will happen to the iPhone 8's fingerprint sensor, but a recent report says it's going in the display.
May 26, 2017
Read More


The iPhone's camera app can now read QR codes
Remember when QR codes were the next big thing? In the U.S. you used to be able to find them on billboards, business cards -- you name it. They were supposed to change the way we use our devices. Remember CurrentC? But the technology never really caught on stateside, mainly because users had to download a totally separate third-party app to scan them, and the whole system was pretty clunky.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The Kuke iPhone 7 battery case could be a smarter choice than Apple's bulging monstrosity
Remember Apple's own iPhone battery case? you probably don't want to. that one was a winner in off-putting aesthetics. it's the sole modern-era Apple product that nobody of note ever copied, which speaks volumes. So what do you do if you want an iPhone 7 battery case that's not an utter eyesore? Usually, one gets whatever Mophie has in store, but other interesting alternatives to Mo's generally solid products do show up from time to time.
March 17, 2017
Read More


The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs
Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.
May 17, 2017
Read More


The latest OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and 3T adds a font switcher and a better Ambient Display
It's been just over two weeks since the last beta update to OxygenOS, OnePlus' in-house Android ROM. As usual, the betas, version number 17 for the OnePlus 3 and 8 for the 3T, bring a number of new and updated features to users brave enough to install pre-release software on their devices.
June 1, 2017
Read More


The LG G6 looks good with a clear back
After going to town with on a Galaxy S8 with the goal of making its back fully transparent, our favorite YouTube tech-torturer, Zach Nelson (JerryRigEverything), has given the LG G6 the same treatment.
May 3, 2017
Read More


The LG ProBeam is a laser projector in a new, skinny form factor
This 2000 lumen, 1080p projector won't hog your entire table.
December 20, 2016
Read More


The LG V10 is finally getting updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
It was a couple months ago that LG stated that it would be bringing the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its G4 and V10, sometime in the second half of 2017. Now, it looks like the firm is making good on its word by updating the V10.
May 24, 2017
Read More


The LG V20's Second Screen is a gimmick that actually works
Is the LG V20's second screen a reason to buy the phone?
December 22, 2016
Read More


The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery
It features IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 4,100mAh battery.
May 22, 2017
Read More


The Light Phone: no texting, no emails, no clutter, the size of a credit card
The phone started out on Kickstarter in 2015, and backers of the project have been receiving their handsets since January of this year. Non-backers can expect to pay $150 for the phone itself, and $5 a month for service. the phone is indeed very basic, but doesn't require you to get a new number, as the phone receives forwarded calls from your normal smartphone via an app on your normal device.
May 9, 2017
Read More


The many, many ways of theming your Samsung Galaxy S8
Be different, not the same.
May 4, 2017
Read More


The Meizu Pro 7 will feature a weird looking rear-mounted display, multiple leaks suggest
You'd be forgiven for not knowing of Meizu -- the Chinese company has been a player in the phone market for less than ten years, most of which have been spent making a mark in the country's own market. Plus, its device designs haven't exactly been known for their creativity -- until now, that is: a number of leaks from the past couple of weeks all seem to suggest that the company's upcoming flagship, the Meizu Pro 7, will feature a unique rear-mounted secondary display.
June 12, 2017
Read More


The mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor comes surprisingly close to top-end Snapdragon 835 chip in performance test
Earlier this month, US chip maker Qualcomm announced its brand-new Snapdragon 660 and 630 processors for mid-range phones and other smart devices. Benchmark scores of the 660 model appeared online, showing the chip is capable of surprisingly high performance that hovers near the flagship Snapdragon 835 model's teritorry.
May 22, 2017
Read More


The Moment has passed: WhartonBrooks Windows 10 Mobile phone reaches just 3% of funding goal
Last August, WhartonBrooks announced that it was planning to launch a new Windows 10 Mobile device in the autumn, promising that it would be "the most disruptive since the advent of the smartphone in 2000". the company claimed that it would bring "new products and services that will radically change the mobile computing industry".
May 16, 2017
Read More


The most dramatic patent and copyright cases of 2016
Google v. Oracle; Prenda lawyers arrested; and much more.
December 30, 2016
Read More


The Motorola Moto G5 Plus Offer, Specifications & Preview
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is here! We had the opportunity earlier last week to have our first-ever hands-on preview of the Moto G5 Plus smartphone. We also managed to unearth some preliminary information on the Moto G5 Plus. Check out the preview and pre-launch details!
May 23, 2017
Read More


The New Glif is out now: an extremely well made tripod mount that fits most phones
If you are looking for a high-quality tripod mount for your smartphone camera, the New Glif by Studio Neat is now out. The original Glif was one of the most acclaimed tripod mounts for a phone, and the new one is actually compatible with all sorts of phones and comes with a new and more reliable quick release lever that will securely hold practically all modern phone sizes.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The new Google Assistant: Hands on with the supercharged chatbot
We take a look at some of Assistant's best new features, and how they'll change the way you use your phone.
May 18, 2017
Read More


The new Moto Mods bring an awesome new GamePad, add improvements to old concepts
So, today, the Moto Z2 Play was stealthily revealed -- no fanfare, no red carpets, the phone just appeared. And that's not a huge surprise -- the Play series is for midrange devices, which are rarely high-profile enough to warrant a lot of noise.
June 1, 2017
Read More


The next iPhone will have wireless charging, according to Apple supplier
Plugging things in is no fun, especially when a certain company refuses to embrace industry-standard plugs. Wireless charging is an obvious solution, which has been embraced by many Android manufacturers but has remained conspicuously absent from the iPhone. That might be about to change.
June 14, 2017
Read More


The Nokia 8 and 9 make a surprising appearance in an official introduction video
It's been some time since we've last heard about HMD Global's supposedly upcoming high-end phones, the Nokia 8 and 9. But today, the ever-reliable Evan Blass seems to have uncovered an official promotional video showing them both in their full glory, sitting alongside the Nokia 3 and 5.
May 16, 2017
Read More


The Nokia 9 will be a solid flagship contender, and here's why
Nokia is back, and it means business. HMD Global, the company that is exclusively licensed by Nokia to produce handsets with the cult branding, has already released three Android smartphones and it's planning three or four more by the end of the year. That being said, the currently released models have yet to make their way to the US, but Nokia has stated numerous times that they'll be available globally by the end of June.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The Nokia 3310 is now available to buy in the UK for £49.99
HMD Global's old new Nokia 3310 is now available to purchase in the UK at Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone for £49.99.
May 24, 2017
Read More


The NSA Collected 151 Million Phone Records In 2016
The National Security Agency (NSA) became a target for ire after the public learned in 2013 that it had been scooping up millions of Americans' phone records without warrants or disclosure, and holding on to all of them. a change in the law in 2015 significantly changed the way and volume in which the NSA is legally authorized to scoop up data... but the net it casts is still pretty broad, pulling in 151 million phone records last year.
May 3, 2017
Read More


The official Samsung Galaxy S8 event poster leaks on Twitter
Another day, another Galaxy S8 leak. this time, Chinese serial leakster Ice universe managed to get a hold of the official announcement poster for the handset which is supposed to have its premiere at two dedicated events in London and New York on March 29th.
March 17, 2017
Read More


The old Android "blob" emoji: do you like them?
So, among the many new things in Android O, we will get another refresh of the way emoji look. For years now, stock Android's emoticons have retained a unique, blob-like shape, keeping them similar to the Android mascot's head. However, the "blob emoji" aren't really loved by users, often referred to as ugly.
May 19, 2017
Read More


The OnePlus 2 isn't getting Android Nougat, company confirms
Marshmallow is the end of the road.
June 12, 2017
Read More


The OnePlus 3 will launch by June
The new flagship phone from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus will sport a "new design," which the company hopes will captivate users as much as its first smartphone, the OnePlus One, did.
February 24, 2016
Read More


The OnePlus 5 shows audio recording superiority over OnePlus 3 in a new video
With the OnePlus 5 just around the corner, it is hardly a surprise that new details about it pop up every day. Yesterday we took our first look at the new phone, and today, we learn that we can expect improvements in the audio recording capabilities of the OnePlus 5.
June 9, 2017
Read More


The OnePlus 5 will beat Samsung to two rear cameras
A tweet confirms that the company's next Android phone will jump on the double-camera trend.
June 8, 2017
Read More


The OPPO R9s Black Edition Price & Specifications
Back in January, OPPO launched the R9s smartphone in the Gold and Rose Gold colours. Now, they have finally launched the OPPO R9s Black Edition. What's really new about it? how much does it cost? Let's find out!
May 3, 2017
Read More


The price of security is eternal phone calls
This city government is going through an extended validation process with one of its IT security providers, according to a pilot fish in the loop.
June 16, 2017
Read More


The quiet power of Android's custom launchers
When it comes to something as personal as a home screen, a properly tailored concept can make all the difference in the world.
May 11, 2017
Read More


The real battle of Android's future -- who controls the updates
Google shows its hand
May 18, 2017
Read More


The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE: would you buy it?
So, as you most probably know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 suffered an unfortunate fate [cue overused "hot model' joke here]. After two recalls, Sammy announced that the phone will be gone from the market for good and, thus far, it has kept its promise.
May 17, 2017
Read More


The Samsung Galaxy S8 Review -- Leaving Apple In the Dust!
We are one of the fortunate few to receive a pre-launch unit of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (Amazon | Lazada) smartphone. this is the most anticipated smartphone from Samsung since the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, which was a huge hit. will the Galaxy S8 live up to expectations? Or did the high bar the Galaxy S7 edge prove too hard to surmount? Read on and find out!
May 3, 2017
Read More


The Samsung Z4 is Tizen's new flagship smartphone
Samsung's OS gets a new version, is still tied to ~$100 budget phones.
May 12, 2017
Read More


The Sims Mobile Landing for iOS and Android
EA has announced a new mobile game is launching in Brazil today with the global launch coming soon after. the game is a new installment in the Sims franchise called the Sims Mobile reports MacRumors. the game is free to play and looks like it will be similar to the full game that is offered on Mac and PC systems.
May 11, 2017
Read More


The six original Mega Man games are coming to iOS and Android next month
Capcom announced today that it will be releasing the original six Mega Man games for iOS and Android in early January. Each of the six titles will be priced at $1.99.
December 19, 2016
Read More


The Supreme Court will decide if cops need a warrant for cellphone location data
In a decision today, the Supreme Court said it would hear arguments on law enforcement's controversial use of historical cell tower location data, in a case that may have major privacy law implications.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The top 5 mobile security threats
Leaky apps, click-happy smartphone users and sneaky malware make for a toxic combo
June 2, 2017
Read More


The U.S. unlocked HTC U11 doesn't support Verizon's CDMA network, and that's okay
Sometimes you just have to trust that the company selling you a phone has done its homework.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The U.S. version of Nokia 3310 works on T-Mobile's network only
Nokia 3310, the feature phone that will probably beat all the other Nokia-branded smartphones announced by HMD Global earlier this year when it comes to the number of units sold, will be launched in the United States by the end of the month.
June 5, 2017
Read More


The unannounced Asus ZenPad Z9 could be launched at Verizon soon
Asus is likely to refresh the ZenPad lineup with a new tablet sooner rather than later. it's been almost one year since the ZenPad Z8 was launched in the United States, so it's no surprising that the next Asus tablet could be introduced in the country very soon.
May 4, 2017
Read More


The unlocked Galaxy S8 is now available for preorder in the US
$724.99 or $824.99 will nab you a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, respectively.
May 9, 2017
Read More


The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can now be updated to Android Nougat
If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (in the US), we've got great news: your smartphone can finally be updated to Android Nougat. While the new update is not yet available to download over the air, you can download it manually via Samsung's Smart Switch software.
May 1, 2017
Read More


The vivo V5s Price & Key Features Revealed!
On 3 May 2017, vivo officially revealed the vivo V5s. Dubbed as the "Perfect Selfie' smartphone, it boasts an incredible 20 MP front camera with a dedicated soft LED flash. Check out the star-studded launch event, and get briefed on the vivo V5s price and availability, as well as its key features!
May 4, 2017
Read More


The vivo V5s "Perfect Selfie' Specifications & Preview
Dubbed as the "Perfect Selfie' smartphone, the vivo V5s boasts an incredible 20 MP front camera with a dedicated soft LED flash. Get its full specifications and catch our hands-on preview!
May 4, 2017
Read More


The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?
Find out which carrier gets the most cheers -- and which the most jeers -- from our 2016 survey respondents.
December 21, 2016
Read More


The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Logitech and Speck protect your iPad Pro
This week's roundup features some new cases for the latest models of iPad Pro. Plus: Cables, air conditioners, earbuds, and more.
June 15, 2017
Read More


The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Casio unveils luxurious GravityMaster watch
 
May 24, 2017
Read More


The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Pictar gives your phone a DSLR grip
 
May 17, 2017
Read More


The Week in iOS Apps: Share and compare music with MusiCloud Pro, Synchronicity
 
May 29, 2017
Read More


The Week in iOS Apps: Selfies made easy
The newest apps on the block include a personal library tracker, software for DJs, and a train game.
December 30, 2016
Read More


The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Dress your iPhone just like a book with Twelve South's protection
Check out Story Leather's gorgeous patterned leather and great colors for your iPad
December 29, 2016
Read More


The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: bring home Prodigee's sparkling protection this holiday season!
Just a few days away from the holidays, this week's roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases helps you find last minute gifts for your friends and family.
December 22, 2016
Read More


The Wiko Harry Smartphone Arrives In Malaysia!
Coming in fresh from France, the Wiko Harry smartphone has just arrived in Malaysia! This is a well-powered smartphone with accessible functions, immersive multimedia experience and user-friendly features encased in a classy brushed metal design.
June 6, 2017
Read More


The Wiko Harry Smartphone Launched In Malaysia
Fresh from France, the all-rounder smartphone Wiko Harry has arrived to excite users in Malaysia. A reliable, well-powered smartphone with accessible functions, immersive multimedia experience and user-friendly features encased in a classy brushed metal design, the Harry is a smartphone that delivers peace-of-mind.
May 18, 2017
Read More


The Windows 10 free upgrade offer will not end on July 29 for Mobile
Microsoft formally announced back in May that the offer for a free upgrade to Windows 10 will expire on July 29, exactly one year from launch as promised. There has been some question since then if this would also apply to devices that are eligible for Windows 10 Mobile.
July 7, 2016
Read More


The Xiaomi Mi 6 isn't quite an iPhone 7 Plus, but it's not bad
The Xiaomi Mi6 is the Chinese manufacturer's brand new flagship smartphone and comes with an impressive spec sheet all around. The Android 7.1.1 operating system is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 top-end chipset and a generous 6GB of RAM. Our test unit comes with 128GB of built-in storage. A 64GB version is available as well, but unfortunately the Mi6 lacks a microSD-slot.
May 31, 2017
Read More


The YotaPhone 3 is coming later this year
But there are very few details so far
June 16, 2017
Read More


The Zizo Bolt provides all-round protection for your Galaxy S8 or S8+
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are beautiful, beautiful phones, there's no doubt about that. But they are also kind of brittle -- all of that shiny curved glass can't really take much of a beating.
May 18, 2017
Read More


The ZTE Nubia Z17 is the first phone that supports Quick Charge 4+
It also has 8GB of RAM
June 1, 2017
Read More


There are now more than 2 billion active Android devi