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OnePlus 5T shows toughness in a series of grueling durability tests

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:33:00 -0600

(image) Over the years, Chinese phone maker OnePlus has produced some great value-for-money smartphones that have not disappointed in terms of build quality. But can the same be said about the company's latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T?

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The OnePlus 5T: do you like it?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:26:00 -0600

(image) So, the OnePlus 5T was announced just last week. Stretching out its display to an 18:9 ratio and keeping its bezels thin, the new “flagship killer” is steadily headed into the new era of “all-screen smartphones”. Other changes include a new secondary camera module — the telephoto lens is gone and we now have a camera that specializes in low light shooting —, a new placement for the fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and... well that's it.

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Amazon Prime's version of the Moto X4 is now priced at $300 (UPDATE)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:26:00 -0600

(image) Last month, Amazon Prime launched the Moto X4 for $329.99. Because Amazon Prime runs Amazon ads and deals on the phone's lock screen, users get to save $70 off the usual $399.99 price of the handset. And now, in time for the holidays, Amazon has sliced another $30 off the device to $299.99. That is an even $100 cheaper than the regular price of the Moto X4. The handset is compatible with all four major carriers and their pre-paid units as well...

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Gboard updated with sticker pack support, 40 new languages

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:56:00 -0600

(image) The latest update for Gboard brings native support for sticker packs and 40 additional languages...

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Samsung Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 with many major features in massive update

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:35:00 -0600

(image) After making its debut on the Gear Sport, Tizen 3.0 is finally arriving on the Gear S3...

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Galaxy X foldable phone gets listed in Samsung support

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:09:00 -0600

(image) Where there's smoke there may be fire, too. Samsung's alleged foldable phone (no, not that one), dubbed tentatively Galaxy X, already got certification from the Bluetooth SIG, and from South Korea's National Radio Agency, but it is now getting much closer to reality, as Samsung itself included the SM-G888N0 model in the support section of its Korean website...

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New Android Messages update adds Duo integration, new message indicators, RCS for dual SIM phones, and more

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:35:00 -0600

(image) Google's Android Messages has received a new update...

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Google Lens is gradually rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 owners worldwide

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:54:00 -0600

(image) Back in October, Google announced that its machine-learning powered visual analysis app Lens will hit Pixel and Pixel 2 phones later this year. Lens went live for the first time as a feature in Google Photos on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but over the last couple of weeks, a number of reports emerged online, suggesting that Lens is also making its way to first-gen Pixels, albeit incrementally...

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Deal: Moto Z2 Play on sale for just $192 at Best Buy (Verizon model)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:52:00 -0600

(image) For a limited time, customers can grab the Verizon Moto Z2 Play at Best Buy for just $7.99 per month for 24 months, which makes the smartphone cost only $192. Considering the fact that Verizon sells the prepaid version of the Moto Z2 Play for $408, you'll be saving $216 when you buy it from Best Buy...

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Leagoo T5c available for pre-sale now; comes with Intel X86 Airmont-based chipset

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:27:00 -0600

(image) Chinese phone maker Leagoo has been producing some well-rounded contenders in the past, but its latest T5c model might be its best value-for-money proposition to date...

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Samsung's high-end W2018 clamshell gets handled on video, release pegged for December

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:48:00 -0600

(image) Well, if this is Samsung's ever-rumored foldable phone, that is pretty demoralizing. We kid, but if you want a foldable phone from Samsung, the clamshell design of the upcoming powerful W2018 may soon be able to fit the bill...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 rumored to come with improved iris scanner and face recognition

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:47:00 -0600

(image) Samsung's next flagship could come with enhanced biometric authentication systems....

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches worldwide on November 22

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:33:00 -0600

(image) Although Nintendo's latest mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, has already soft-launched in some regions, it is not yet available worldwide. However, we now have an official confirmation from Nintendo that the game will see a global launch on November 22...

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Note 8 vs iPhone X download speeds test shows how Gigabit LTE matters

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:13:00 -0600

(image) According to Qualcomm, tapping into Gigabit LTE availability gets you some amazing download speeds by merging carrier aggregation with 4X4 MIMO and other speed-boosting tech, but how important is that in practice? Well, someone took the Note 8, which sports a Gigabit LTE modem, and the iPhone X that maxes out at 600Mbps, and, even though T-Mobile couldn't really serve the theoretical 1Gbps speeds in the test places, the Note 8 was still twice faster in download speeds achieved in the same spot...

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Apple Watch Thanksgiving activity challenge will kick off soon

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:08:00 -0600

(image) you've grown tired of earning fake trophies in video games, Apple has an alternative: collect fake badges on the Apple Watch! Ah, well, at least you need to get moving and exercising to earn a digital medal on your smartwatch, but that's a different story...

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Google Pixel 2 earpiece crackling to be fixed in an upcoming update

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:32:00 -0600

(image) Just like the iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 has also been suffering from call quality issues in the form of buzzing and crackling sounds at higher volumes. Google seems to be aware of the issue and is working on a fix...

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Vernee's giant screen Mix 2 now updated with 6 GB of RAM, price dropped for Christmas shoppers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:29:00 -0600

(image) The Mix 2 had 4 GB of RAM on launch, but powerusers will be happy to learn that it has been bumped up to 6 GB now for your multitasking needs. With an almost-vanilla Android 7 Nougat out of the box, it's sure to provide a snappy performance.

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Apple gets warrant to turn over files inside Texas church shooter's iPhone SE

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:20:00 -0600

(image) Back near the beginning of the month, Apple reportedly spoke with the FBI about unlocking the iPhone that belonged to Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. As we told you back on November 8th, Apple told the FBI that after the shooter had died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the law enforcement agency could have still used the fingers from his hands to activate Touch ID and open the phone...

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Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0600

(image) Microsoft will offer discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and on the Windows-based Alcatel Idol 4S...

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Deal: You can now grab an LG G6 for just $120 at Best Buy (Sprint model)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:25:00 -0600

(image) For a limited time, customers can get the Sprint model for just $4.99 per month over 24 months with monthly installments. Basically, this means that you can get the Sprint LG G6 for just $120 ($360 off) if you agree with a long term contract. The deal is available at Best Buy and doesn't require any upfront payments...

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Lenovo launches two affordable Android tablets: Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:48:00 -0600

(image) The company's latest duo of Android tablets doesn't even goes over the $100 price mark. Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential are now available for purchase for just $99.99 and $79.99, respectively...

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Deal: Unlocked dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S8+ drops down to $585 on eBay

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:12:00 -0600

(image) One of the more recent Galaxy S8+ deals is now up and running on eBay. It concerns the unlocked, dual-SIM version of the flagship, which is now available for purchase for $634 outright. However, if you apply the code PSHOPEARLY upon checkout, you'll be getting a $50 discount on the smartphone...

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OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:08:00 -0600

(image) If you own a OnePlus 3 or 3T, you should soon be able to download the Android 8.0 Nougat update. The OTA (over the air) update is pushed incrementally, so only a small number of users will get it today, but more will capture it in the next few days...

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OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: first look

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:11:00 -0600

(image) Already, the Google Pixel 2 XL is making a strong case for itself with its amazing camera performance and wholesome Android experience. Equally so, the OnePlus 5T is conjuring up one compelling story as well with its unbeatable price.

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Deal: BeatsX, Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 are on sale for up to 30% off at Apple

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:00 -0600

(image) Three pair of headphones are now on sale at Apple Store, so if you've been hunting for a great deal on Beats products, then now would be a good time to check them out...

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Apple iPhone X sells out quickly in South Korea

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:40:00 -0600

(image) South Korea is home to a couple of Apple rivals in Samsung and LG. But the Apple iPhone X made a statement on Friday when Korean carrier SK Telecom sold out its stock in 3 minutes. That compares to the 20 minutes it took SK Telecom to sell out the Apple iPhone 7 last year. The carrier said that the silver colored version of the tenth anniversary model was the most popular of the two color options (Space Gray being the other choice), selling out in just one minute...(image)



Frayed Apple iPhone 6 charger cable electrocutes Vietnamese teen

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:00 -0600

(image) You might recall back in July 2013 when we told you about a 23-year old stewardess who was electrocuted when she answered a call on her Apple iPhone 5 while it was charging. That seemed to kick off a series of other incidents where iPhone or iPad users would report receiving a shock. In many cases, the problem was the use of a third party charger...

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Huawei announces Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals in the US

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:29:00 -0600

(image) Keep in mind that these deals will run between November 23 and November 27, so they're not yet available. Also, Huawei will sell its products in the US through various retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and Walmart...

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Razer launches Hammerhead USB-C earphones for the Razer Phone and iOS Mercury Edition

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:15:00 -0600

(image) The earphones come with inline remote that allows users to control the audio fidelity from 10mm dynamic drivers. Also, Razer Hammerhead includes a custom-tuned DAC converter with digital output that's supposed to produce “clean, unprocessed audio from a USB-C enabled Android phone"...

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T-Mobile brings back BOGO deals on hot flagship phones

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:07:00 -0600

(image) Just in time for the holidays, T-Mobile is offering BOGO deals on flagship Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, LG V30+ and more. The deal requires you to purchase the two phones in advance using the carrier's Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). One new line also needs to be activated. Unlike some phones that are offered with $0 down and monthly payments, these devices are pricey top-shelf models...(image)