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Week 33 in review: Galaxy Note10+ aces early tests, iPhone 11 rumors intensify

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:00:02 +0200

It's now a week after the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ became official and the tech world is still buzzing with Note content. The reviews are not yet in but both Display Mate and DxO Mark were able to run the Galaxy Note10+ through their labs. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note10+'s display is the best ever on a phone and DxO placed the Note10+ on top of the camera chart. Next up is a test of charging speed, pitting the Galaxy Note10+ and its 25W wired charger against the OnePlus 7 Pro and its 30W one. Surprisingly the Galaxy Note10+ got to 100% faster. Samsung announced its new 108MP...

Flashback: Nokia N-Gage - the gaming phone ahead of its time

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:00:01 +0200

Sometimes a company launches the right product at the wrong time. The Nokia N-Gage is remembered simply as a failure today, but seeing how in 2019 companies are tripping over themselves to launch gaming phones, it's hard not to wonder if maybe Nokia was on to something. The N-Gage was released in 2003 as a competitor to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance (2001). In many ways it was a superior product, but in other ways it was deeply flawed. Among those flaws was the price - $300 was a huge premium over the $100 Game Boy. Nokia wasn't selling just a portable console, though, it was a...

Weekly poll: What cameras do you use the most on your phone?

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:00:01 +0200

Excluding the odd iPhone XR or Pixel, every phone is doing the multi camera thing (and even those two are getting a second snapper soon). And that brings a lot of discussion as to which cameras we care about the most. Phones like the rumored Google Pixel 4 or the existing Samsung Galaxy S10e are great examples of the difference in taste when it comes to photography. The Pixel 4 will gain a telephoto camera instead of an ultrawide, while the Galaxy S10e has an ultrawide in place of a telephoto and that inevitably leaves people unhappy. The solution is simple - every phone should (and...

Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note10+ better liked than the small Note10

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:30:02 +0200

Last week we asked you a few questions. Are you getting a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ or Galaxy Note10 and if you would pay the premium for a 5G model or stick with LTE. Now the results are in and they are a bit surprising. Last year 19% half of you said they'd get a Galaxy Note9 but this year the results are flipped. Half of you said they're looking at competing phones, rather than the Galaxy Note10 duo. The larger Galaxy Note10+ is generally received better with 45% of you either committing to buy or wait for the price to drop, but the smaller Galaxy Note10 has been shunned in favor of the...

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ in for review, camera samples inside

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:00:02 +0200

This is the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ - Samsung's fall flagship, its biggest screen phone so far and right now, its most important phone. The Galaxy Note10+ is an amalgamation of Samsung's best assets - it comes with three incredible cameras, a record-breaking screen, and certainly the best phone with a stylus. It's the most complete smartphone experience Samsung can offer and here's why. Whether you look at the Galaxy Note10+ from the front or the back, it's a gorgeous phone. The Aura Glow finish is a chameleon changing countless hues, depending on how the light hits it. And when you...

The upcoming vivo NEX 3 will support 5G

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:00:01 +0200

Vivo's product manager, Li Xiang, just can't stop teasing the still unannounced vivo NEX 3 flagship smartphone. He already confirmed that the handset will have a "waterfall screen" and will retain the much-beloved 3.5mm audio jack. He was also bold enough to share some sketches of the phone's design. Today's order of the day, however, is 5G. The manager shared a partial screenshot of the home screen and it's hard not to notice the two 5G icons in the upper-left and the upper-right corner. Then again, the device will likely sport the newest Snapdragon 855+ chip, so it's only natural to...

Unknown Huawei smartphone visits TENAA with 5.71" display and 13MP camera

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:00:02 +0200

Huawei launched the Y5 (2019) back in April, and it seems the Chinese phone maker will launch a similar smartphone soon. An unknown Huawei smartphone with model number AMN-AL10 has received TENAA certification and has been listed on the Chinese certifying authority's website with images and full specs. The smartphone's powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and comes in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/64GB memory versions. It also has a memory card slot allowing storage expansion by up to 512GB. Huawei AMN-AL10 images on TENAA The Huawei AMN-AL10 is built around a 5.71"...

Nokia 7.2 renders show off the circular camera design and slim body

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:00:01 +0200

While we are still waiting for the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 to be officially announced, we get to see the former in the latest case renders that surfaced online. The images show a rather slim design and a circular design of the camera module on the back. Everything on the renders seems to be in line with what we've seen so far. We also know that the Nokia 6.2 will sport similar looks so these renders work both ways. Nokia 7.2 case renders A quick rewind - we expect the handset to arrive with Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM and should be here by the end of this month if the initial rumors...

Huawei Mate X shows up on TENAA, inches closer to launch

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:00:01 +0200

Huawei officially confirmed that the Mate X release date has been pushed back until November. Still, the company's official said there's a slight chance that it could be delayed further if something goes wrong. Today the phone passed through TENAA indicating that everything is going as planned. Images from the TENAA listing The handset showed up on a TENAA listing with pictures, specs and everything. The specs have little value to us since we already know what to expect in terms of hardware, whereas the photos of the device don't seem to be all that revealing too. We will need a...

Honor 10 Lite gets EMUI 9.1 in India

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:00:01 +0200

The Honor 10 Lite received the EMUI 9.1 update in China back in June, and the rollout of this update has now expanded to India. Honor 10 Lite EMUI 9.1 brings in GPU Turbo 3.0, which improves the gaming experience and reduces the power consumption by 10%. The new firmware also switches the file system on the Honor 10 Lite to EROFS which promises a 20% increase in random read speed and saving of 2GB system storage. You can head over here to learn more about EMUI 9.1. The update is rolling out over the air and should reach all the Indian units in a week or two, but if you can't...

Alleged Redmi 8 appears on TENAA with full specs

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:25:01 +0200

An unknown Redmi smartphone, bearing model number M1908C3IC and said to be the Redmi 8, has appeared on TENAA with its images and full specs. The smartphone is built around a 6.21" display having a resolution of 1520x720 pixels. The screen is turned off so we can't see the bezels at the top and sides clearly, but we can see that the phone has a thicker chin with a Redmi branding. The presence of an 8MP selfie camera at the top also confirms the display has a notch. Around the back, the phone has a dual camera setup aligned vertically in the center with a 12MP unit as the main sensor....

Nokia 9 PureView is $200 off once again

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:15:01 +0200

Last month during Amazon's huge Prime Day event, the Nokia 9 PureView was selling for just $499.99, $200 off its usual price. The price went back up afterwards, but we're happy to report that it's dropped again, to the same $499.99 level. The deal is live at Amazon, Best Buy, as well as B&H, but it is likely to be a limited-time offer only, so make sure you don't waste any time if you want to take advantage of it. At Best Buy you can even save an additional $50, grabbing the phone for a mere $449.99, if you choose to activate it with AT&T upon purchase. The Nokia 9 PureView is HMD...

Apple Watch Series 5 is coming this fall, analyst claims

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:15:01 +0200

Famous analyst of all things Apple Ming-Chi Kuo has published another research note today, and this one is about the Apple Watch Series 5, which is apparently going to launch this fall. That's interesting because so far we haven't seen many leaks about Apple's next-gen wearable. If Kuo is right (and he generally is right more than wrong), then we might see the Watch Series 5 make its debut alongside the iPhone 11 at Apple's big fall event, which could take place on September 10. The Apple Watch Series 5 and its successors will start to use displays from JDI. The Japanese company's panels...

3.3-inch Palm is now available unlocked for $349

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:15:02 +0200

TCL revived the long-dead Palm brand last year to launch the minuscule (for this day and age) Palm phone, which has a tiny 3.3" touchscreen and runs Android. Initially this was billed as a companion device to your smartphone when it launched exclusively at Verizon. In the meantime, it became available standalone from Big Red, and back in June Palm started taking pre-orders for an unlocked version. Almost two months later, today that model has finally become available to buy. You'll need to shell out $349 for the privilege of owning possibly the smallest smartphone around. You have Titanium...

Canalys: 7.7 million smartwatches shipped in North America during Q2

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:15:02 +0200

The Q2 smart wearables market across North America grew by 38% on a yearly basis according to the latest Canalys report. The data shows the total smartwatch sales reached $2 billion for the period. The leader of the pack is Apple, which saw 2.9 million shipments for the period and holds a 38% market share. Fitbit comes in second with 1.9 million units and a market share of just over 24%. Rounding off the top three ranking is Samsung which saw a massive 121% YoY growth helping it outpace Garmin as the third-largest player in the category with 0.8 million units sold and a 10.6% market...

Huawei P smart Pro specs revealed by Enterprise listing

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:45:01 +0200

Android's Enterprise database contains a list of smartphones that are recommended by Google for use on its enterprise platform. Occasionally, a smartphone goes up on the database prematurely or in this case two phones in two days. After the nova 5T yesterday, Google has now spilled the beans of the Huawei P smart Pro. According to the Android Enterprise Directory, the Huawei P smart Pro will get 4GB of RAM, 64GB of base storage, and support a fingerprint scanner. The listing also includes a single image of the phone from the front. Unfortunately, this is the only information...

Oppo Reno2 5G design leaks as certification confirms VOOC 3.0 support

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:15:01 +0200

A new Oppo device bearing the PCKM70 model number passed through China's Compulsory Certification Agency (CCC) just ahead of the upcoming Reno2 series announcement. The only details that are available from the certificate are that it comes with VOOC 3.0 support for 20W fast charging and supports 5G connectivity. Alleged Oppo Reno2 3C certification Earlier today we got official confirmation from Oppo that the lineup will feature a quad-camera setup with 20x Zoom capabilities. The brand's website had a Reno2 page listing for a brief period which gave us our first official look at the...

Samsung Galaxy M21, M31 and M41 key specs leak

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:00:01 +0200

Samsung revamped mid-range portfolio was a huge success this year and it will certainly be a major part of the company's 2020 portfolio. Yesterday we learned about the major camera upgrades that will be coming to next year's Galaxy A series phones and today it's the M line's turn to get some early exposure. Galaxy M21, M31 and M41 alleged specs Starting off with the Galaxy M21, we can expect the Exynos 9609 chipset found in the Motorola One Action paired with 4GB RAM. Around the back, we'll see a 24MP main cam and 5MP depth sensor. Next in line we have the Galaxy M31 which will...

Apple HomePod up for pre-orders in Japan and Taiwan

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:10:01 +0200

Preorders for the Apple HomePod are now live on Apple's Japan and Taiwan websites. The smart speaker retails for JPY 32,800 Yen ($308) and TWD 9,900 ($316), respectively, with an expected shipping date of next Friday, August 23. The HomePod currently retails in the US for $300, following a $50 price cut. It was slow to gain market share with most competitors coming at a fraction of the its price and Amazon's strong hold of the smart speaker market. Since its launch, Apple has updated the HomePod with phone call support, support for multiple timers, and ability to search for...

Google updates Chrome OS with camera modes of all things

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:20:01 +0200

Google announced another update for Chrome OS, and this time it brought some rather unexpected features for Chromebooks and Pixel Slates. Key features include better media navigation between tabs, more photo modes and easier way to clean notifications. Google issues new updates every six weeks, but this one grabbed our attention particularly due to the Portrait Mode and Square Mode. We understand there are some people who take photos with their tablets, including a Pixel Slate, but we simply cannot fathom why would someone use a 12.3" device when a simple smartphone does a much...






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Google's new plan to save Android users from malicious apps isn't welcomed by all developers

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:08:00 -0500

Every so often, we pass along a horror story about some malicious apps found in the Google Play Store. These "bad actors" try to get Android users to install their seemingly benign apps, but once they are downloaded on a phone, the problems begin. Some will play ads in the foreground or background, send texts over premium (read 'paid') messaging apps and find other ways to produce money for the hackers while destroying the user's phone from the inside out. And to make matters worse, many of these apps are invisible to users without an icon to be found making it extremely hard to uninstall ...

Galaxy Note 10+ barely snags victory against iPhone XS Max and Pixel 3 in camera comparison

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:12:00 -0500


The Galaxy Note 10+ is the hottest release this season, and while its camera is almost identical to that of the Galaxy S10, this still means it's an absolute high-performer.

You know how we are, guys – a new flagship comes, we just can't help but stage a heated camera comparison. And we know you love these fun little shoot-outs, which is why we've made sure to bring you one featuring the Note 10+ faster than anyone else in the galaxy.

This is a three-way camera comparison between the absolute finest pocket cameras: ...

Best Buy has the Moto G7 Power on sale for less than 20 bucks overall

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:47:00 -0500


Motorola sells quite a few decent mid-range smartphones in the US, which is probably the main reason why its parent company can be considered successful in the mobile industry all of a sudden, but if we were to pick just one 2019-released Moto handset to recommend to professional bargain hunters nowadays, we'd most likely go with the G7 Power.

Reasonably priced right off the bat, the battery life champion has been discounted countless times in recent months, both in an unlocked variant and with payment plans on several carriers. Available free of charge ...

Huawei will reportedly get another 90-days to obtain U.S. supplies for existing devices

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:29:00 -0500

Days after Huawei was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List preventing the company from accessing its U.S. based supply chain, the Trump administration gave the Chinese manufacturer a 90-day reprieve. During the period, U.S. companies were allowed to ship to Huawei parts and software "necessary to maintain and support existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment, including software updates and patches." With that 90-day period set to expire this Monday, unnamed sources told Reuters that the U.S. will extend the "temporary general license" for another 90-day ...

TSMC marketing chief says to expect more and more powerful phones for the foreseeable future

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:54:00 -0500

Based on an observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore back in the 1960's, Moore's Law states that the number of transistors inside an integrated circuit doubles every other year. Originally, the "Law" called for the transistor count to double every year. With companies like TSMC and Samsung churning out 7nm process chips and working on 5nm production for next year, there is a question about how much longer Moore's Law has to run. Last year, Samsung revealed a roadmap taking it to 3nm chips by 2022 and TSMC is also working out the logistics so it too can produce 3nm chips in a few years.

The ...

Animation hidden in latest WatchOS 6 beta reveals something important about the Apple Watch

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:31:00 -0500

TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to unveil the Apple Watch Series 5 on September 10th alongside the new 2019 iPhones. The latest version of the company's smartwatch, according to Kuo, will be released this coming fall. Today, iHelp BR revealed (via The Verge) that it discovered some new information that is possibly related to the next Apple Watch model, hidden in the latest WatchOS 6 beta.

Animation for the Apple Watch setup process discovered inside the beta software shows that the device will be offered with both a ceramic and titanium case. ...

Democrats, including three presidential candidates, want FCC to delay vote on T-Mobile-Sprint

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:49:00 -0500

Back in May, after T-Mobile agreed to a bunch of conditions (including a three-year price freeze and a promise to cover 97% of the country with low-band 5G signals within three years), FCC Chairman Ait Pai said that he would recommend that his fellow commissioners sign off on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has already approved the deal after setting up Dish Network to replace Sprint as the "fourth nationwide facilities-based network competitor." With the FCC vote due soon, several Democrats are asking the FCC to delay the tally so that the public has a chance to ...

Pokemon GO brings back Water Festival, adds two new Pokemon, raids, bonuses

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:48:00 -0500

Pokemon GO developers announced recently they have decided to bring back the long-awaited Water Festival this year. The event will take place next week between August 23 and August 30, and includes new Pokemon, raids, and bonuses.

Throughout the entire Water Festival event, players will notice that water-type Pokemon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild. The same goes for the following Pokemon which will appear more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and ...

Hobbs & Shaw get featured in one of the best mobile car racing games

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:29:00 -0500

Zynga has just announced it has partnered with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to bring characters from the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw film, including Luke Hobbs, Deckard Shaw and MI:6 agent Hattie Shaw, to its CSR Racing 2 mobile game.

All characters will appear in the game in a series of special events that will offer players the chance to race incredible cars like the Toyota Supra Aerotop, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Veilside Nissan Fairlady Z, Veilside Mazda RX-7 and more.

But the Hobbs & Shaw integration goes beyond just a handful of races. The collaboration ...

More Nokia 7.2 case renders show thin body, triple camera, waterdrop notch

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:14:00 -0500

UPDATE: It looks like these aren't the first Nokia 7.2 case renders, so we've added another picture published by Slashleaks last month, which shows the phone from all angles.

Finnish company HMD Global has already announced it will reveal new phones on September 5, just one day before IFA 2019 kicks off. At least three new smartphones are expected to be introduced early next month – Nokia 5.2, Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2, which will most likely go on sale a few weeks later.

We're now given the chance to have a glance at one of HMD's upcoming smartphones, the Nokia 7.2, ...

Apple is charging employees to get their feedback on Apple Arcade

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:48:00 -0500

Back in March, Apple introduced its new Apple Arcade service. For a yet to be decided monthly fee ($4.99, $9.99?) subscribers will be able to choose from over 100 new mobile games. Apple says that it expects to launch Arcade this fall, but in the meantime, the company is giving employees a preview of the service. According to 9to5Mac, those toiling for the tech giant are getting a one-month free trial; once the trial period expires, they are paying 49 cents a month to test early builds of some of the games that will be offered to subscribers once the platform launches. This early access program ...

Marvel-ous cases tipped for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:04:00 -0500

Back in May, Marvel-themed Smart Cases for select Samsung Galaxy A and Galaxy S series phones were first spotted. Four different cases are available with each one focusing on a different Marvel property: Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain America, and Iron Man. Now, tweets disseminated by tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) show images of the Marvel cases that will be available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.

The four different Smart Cases each focus on one specific character from the Marvel universe: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and Deadpool. The ...

Deal: Save up to 20% on TicWatch smartwatches during Amazon back to school sale

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:25:00 -0500

Mobvoi, the company behind the TicWatch brand, is running a promotion on Amazon starting this weekend during which customers can pick up some of its smartwatches for great prices. At least four TicWatch smartwatches will be discounted during the Amazon back to school sale, which set to start tomorrow for Mobvoi.

Yep, Mobvoi's promotion runs from August 18 to August 28 and offers up to 20% discounts on TicWatch Pro, TicWatch C2, TicWatch S2, and TicWatch E2. The first two will be 20% off, whereas the last two models listed are getting a slightly smaller 15% discount.
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Cult game Commandos 2 gets the remaster treatment before Android and iOS release

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:43:00 -0500

One of the best tactical strategy video game series of all time, Commandos 2 is getting a release on the iPad later this year. Before heading to the iPad though, publisher Kalypso announced the game will receive many visual improvements to keep up with modern graphics.

Although the original game was developed by Pyros Studios, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster will be handled by Yippee Entertainment. The game will be released in Q4 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, as well as iPad and Android tablets.

If you're not familiar with the Commandos franchise, you should ...

Huawei Mate X official images show the phone from all angles

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:20:00 -0500

Unfortunately for those who've been waiting for Huawei to launch its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Chinese company confirmed earlier this week the Mate X will no longer be released on the market in September, as previously announced.

One of the reasons of the delay could be related to the recent reports that Huawei had to redesign some of the phone's parts to avoid the same issues that the Galaxy Fold experienced right before its launch. Pictures of a redesigned Mate X held by one Huawei executive popped up back in July, but we now have official pictures with the latest iteration of ...

Deal: Garmin Fenix 5 top-tier smartwatch is $100 off at B&H

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:03:00 -0500

Garmin's Fenix 5 is a more than decent smartwatch even though it's been launched on the market about two years ago. Even though it's been released back in 2017, the Garmin Fenix 5 continues to sell for around $500 at many US retailers.

On the bright side, you can find Garmin's top-tier smartwatch for a much lower price quite often if you know where to look. For example, you can pick up a Fenix 5 right now for just $400 from B&H.

Keep in mind though that the $100 discount won't be available for too long, as the retailer mentions that there's a limited supply at this price. Also, ...

PUBG Mobile major update lets you play as zombie in all-new Infection mode

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:07:00 -0500

If you haven't yet tried the battler royale phenomenon PUBG Mobile, perhaps the latest update will convince you to jump into the action. After teaming up with Resident Evil 2 to deliver players the zombie mode earlier this year, PUBG Mobile developer has decided to up the notch a little bit and add another sinister undead mode.

The all-new Infection mode added in the latest update lets players drop into a PvP zombie infection mode where they are divided into Zombies or Defenders. While Defenders are equipped with firearms, Zombies will only be able to use melee weapons and special abilities ...

YouTube Originals goes free to watch starting next month

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:12:00 -0500

The first information that YouTube Originals might be free by 2020 emerged about a year ago. Back in May, YouTube confirmed that its original shows will be available for free to all, not just to paying Premium members.

Well, that time has come as YouTube has just confirmed that the Originals will go free to watch starting next month. The original series, movies, and events from YouTube will be available for free beginning September 24, 2019, but the viewing experience will differ based on whether or not you have a YouTube Premium membership.

If you're a paying Premium member, you'll ...

Deal: Save $150 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, get a free $50 gift card at Best Buy

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:54:00 -0500

The Galaxy Tab S4 is still the most powerful Samsung tablet available on the market, even though the South Korean company has already announced the Galaxy Tab S6. The latter is indeed better when it comes to hardware, but it won't hit the stores until next week.

The market launch of the Galaxy Tab S6 is a good opportunity for US retailers to offer discounts on the slightly older Galaxy Tab S4. And that's exactly Best Buy's strategy, which is running a promotion on Samsung's high-end tablet this weekend.

The cheapest Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 model typically sells for $650, but you can ...

Analyst says the wearables unit is Apple's growth engine right now

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:41:00 -0500

During Apple's fiscal third quarter, which covered the months of April through June, the company's wearables unit was the star of the show. During the period, iPhone sales declined 12% on a year-over-year basis, but wearables revenue rose 48.3%. The division includes very popular devices like the Apple Watch and the wireless Bluetooth AirPods, both the leading products in their respective categories, and quarterly revenue for the group rose from $3.73 billion to $5.53 billion on an annual basis.

Today, UBS analyst Tim Arcuri said (via Seeking Alpha) that the unit ...

Only one smartphone assistant can be considered the best after crushing its rivals in a new test

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:31:00 -0500

Venture Capital firm Loup Ventures recently tested the three major virtual digital assistants by running a test. The Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri were each given the same 800 questions and tasks and scored on their ability to both understand the query and answer it or respond correctly. The results? Google Assistant understood all 800 questions asked and answered 93% of them correctly. Siri understood 99.8% of the questions and correctly responded 83.1% of the time. Alexa nearly matched Google Assistant's perfect comprehension with a score of 99.9% but did the worst in ...

Google Play Store redesign gets pushed out once again

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:22:00 -0500

Earlier this year we told you that Google was rolling out a redesigned UI for the Google Play Store. However, the update that was started in May and continued in June was eventually halted by Google and pulled before it was widely disseminated. Those who had received the new UI would suddenly find the old interface when they opened the Android app storefront.

According to some Reddit posters (via Droid-Life), it would seem that the rollout is back on track. The update includes the new Material Design with the use of Google Sans font. And of course, there is plenty ...

Top analyst says Apple's next big wearable product will be unveiled next month

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:24:00 -0500

The Apple Watch has been an unqualified success. The device is the most popular smartwatch in the world with 5.7 million units shipped globally during the second quarter. And the next manufacturer on the list, Samsung, delivered 2 million timepieces during the three month period. The dominance of the Apple Watch extends beyond the smartwatch platform; during the fourth quarter of 2017, the Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry. By the way, that includes some names you might have heard of like Rolex (uh, if you think that it should be spelled Rollex, you have a fake on your wrist) ...

Deal: Nokia 9 PureView is $200 off at Best Buy and B&H (free power bank included)

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:30:00 -0500

UPDATE: Amazon is matching Best Buy and B&H's offers on the Nokia 9 PureView, so you now have a third option if you want to get Nokia's most recent flagship.

HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the Nokia-branded smartphones, is expected to introduce a few more Android smartphones in less than a month. However, it will take more time HDM to bring another flagship to the market, so if you want a Nokia high-end phone, your only choice is the Nokia 9 PureView.

Cheaper than other flagship smartphones available on the market, Nokia 9 PureView failed to achieve greatness ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:13:00 -0500

The Galaxy Note series has always been about delivering the most feature-packed, most advanced flagship experience with a focus on productivity with the S Pen. And while the Galaxy Note 10+ is in many ways the most advanced phone that Samsung sells in 2019, it’s also not all that much different from the S10 series.

At least that’s how it looks on the surface: the Note 10 and S10 series share the same processor, they have very, very similar cameras, and battery life is comparable.

So is the S Pen the only reason to buy the Note 10+ over the S10 series? We think there’s more ...

Dark theme pops up in another place for Android users

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:46:00 -0500

Once known as AR Stickers, Google Playground is found in the Google Camera app and allows you to add AR-based Playmoji characters to your photos and videos. The characters respond to interaction by users and other Playmoji. The Playground is also where you will find animated stickers for your photos.

So what brings Playground to our attention today is a report from Android Police noting that it is now popping up in dark theme. Actually, this might have taken place a few weeks ago since most people don't normally visit the mode that often. To get there, open the Google ...

The Palm Phone is now available for just $5 per month

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:26:00 -0500

The Palm Phone started as a companion device for your phone, which you could only use with Verizon. In the meantime, Verizon's exclusivity over the Palm Phone ended and customers were offered the option to buy one directly from Palm. Not only that, but the device was turned into a standalone smartphone.

Today, Palm announced it has teamed up with US Mobile to offer customers in the United States yet another interesting deal on its tiny smartphone. Starting today and for a limited time, and for those customers who ordered a Palm Phone during the pre-order campaign, US Mobile will be offering ...

Deal: Samsung Active InEar headphones are nearly 70% off on Amazon

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:59:00 -0500

Samsung's Active InEar headphones are not among the most expensive of their kind, on the contrary. At $30, they're cheap and reliable, but Amazon is now making customers an even better offer that's hard to refuse.

For a limited time, Samsung's budget-friendly headphones are cheaper than ever thanks to a 67% discount Amazon now offers to those who pick them up. You'll have to select Clack Sapphire or Blue colors to benefit from the biggest discount, as the other two models – Red and White are slightly more expensive.
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro spotted in public sporting a waterfall display

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:03:00 -0500

Last week, we showed you a photo of what allegedly is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Heavily disguised inside a case built specifically to shield its design from prying eyes (like ours), it appears as though Huawei's top technological achievement for this year has once again been photographed. Posted on Weibo (via IndiaShopps), the Mate 30 Pro and its "waterfall screen" was captured again on camera, this time on the subway. With the 88 degree fold on both sides of the expected 6.7-inch AMOLED display, the side bezels cannot be seen when the display is viewed straight-on from the front. The screen ...

Best Buy 3-Day Anniversary sale offers discounts on Apple iPads and smartwatches

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:30:00 -0500

Best Buy is running a sale on many tech stuff, including some Apple products like iPads and smartwatches. Dubbed Best Buy 2-Day Sale Anniversary, the promotion runs from today and through Sunday, August 18, so you don't have too much time to grab any of these deals.

Speaking of deals, Best Buy offers discounts of up to $200 (minimum savings is $125) on select iPad Pro models, while the 9.7-inch Apple iPad (latest model) is exactly $130 cheaper (multiple models). If you're looking for a smartwatch rather than a tablet, Best Buy has a handful of nice deals on the Apple Watch 3 and 4 series.

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Best Galaxy Note 10/10+ film and glass screen protectors

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:22:00 -0500

What, a $1000 phone and no case or audio jack adapter in the box? We hear you, early Note 10 and 10+ adopters, especially if you are coming from a Chinese flagship where everything is included.


Just like on the Galaxy S10 trio, however, Samsung was a good boy, and pre-installed a screen protector of its own over the Note 10 and 10+ displays, not leaving the Premium Hole filling to chance.

They are so thin and tightly-placed, though, that if you don't notice the slight edge around the front camera lens, you'd miss that there is a screen protector at all. ...

How to turn off your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:13:00 -0500

How do you turn off your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+? Normally, that would be a pretty straightforward and simple exercise, but the Note 10 and Note 10+ introduce a pretty radical change that would stun Samsung fans - there's no traditional power button on the right side of the phone (where all Galaxies before have flaunted one).  The side frame is completely flush with zero interruptions "ruining" the posh design of either the Note 10 or the Note 10+. 


Instead, Samsung has opted for a paradigm shift and has moved the power button to the left side of the phone... Only ...

The state of Android Pie updates on the eve of Android Q: the best and worst brands

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:10:00 -0500

Both a new version of Android and iOS are right around the corner, and we all know what that means. The deafening laments of most non-Pixel device owners forced to wait far too long for a major software update largely focused on refinement will only be surpassed by the pointless crowing of iPhone users failing to understand how much easier it is for Apple to have their backs.

But although it's clearly not fair to compare how fast iOS 13 and Android Q will be adopted by new and old devices, we're afraid it's that time of the year again. Android Pie has been out for ...

Amazon sweetens Fitbit Versa Lite deal with free $20 gift card

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:43:00 -0500

Fitbit didn't exactly strike gold with its first-ever full-fledged smartwatch back in 2017, but 2018's cheaper and arguably prettier Versa was an instant hit, helping the company return to profitability (sort of) while also considerably boosting its US presence. 


Unfortunately, the even cheaper Fitbit Versa Lite Edition wasn't able to keep the brand ahead of Samsung in global smartwatch shipments, which is why an actual sequel to the original Versa with important battery life improvements and built-in Alexa assistance is apparently gearing up for a commercial debut. Obviously, ...

The best cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: protect your shiny new jewel!

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:27:00 -0500

The Galaxy Note 10 pre-orders are up and the shiny new powerhouses will soon be in the hands of their happy new owners. But hey, Samsung's smartphones may bring a lot of bang, but they sure cost a pretty buck! It'd be a good idea to plan ahead and stock on a couple of cases to protect that reflective jewel while you are out and about with it. And a choice of cases you have! Be it an armor shell that'll keep the Note safe in during the most trying of times or a slim case that will add some grip to it without making it too bulky — you can get it. And to make things easier for you, we prepared ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Q&A: Ask us anything about the S Pen monsters

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:03:00 -0500

We've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and a Note 10+ on us, and while we are working hard on that full review, we thought it'd be a great idea to answer some of the burning questions you might have about the two hot new devices.


Just like the Galaxy S series a couple of months ago, the Note series now embarks on an exciting new journey as far as design and features go, stretching the limits of smartphone design as we've known it and setting new benchmarks for the competition to match.

Go ahead, ask us anything you might want to know about the Note 10 ...

Samsung just solved the Note 10's top hole mystery

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:45:00 -0500

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a speaker or an infrared port? Those were the questions we were asking ourselves ever since we saw the mysterious elliptic thingy at the top frame of the Note 10 and 10+.


Samsung's reps who we asked, weren't really knowledgeable on the matter, and when we inspected it closely at the prebrief events, we found out that it can't be an IR blaster like it looked like on leaked renders, as much as we wished so. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ manuals are out today, however, and they answered that pressing question for us once and for all.

It ...

Motorola One Action

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:01:00 -0500

With a tall 21:9 display and a triple camera setup at the back, the Motorola One Action is a mid-range device aimed at the active young generation. Its wide-angle camera allows you to shoot action landscape videos while holding the phone in portrait orientation. The device is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9609 chip with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of native storage and microSD card support, and a 3,500mAh battery. The 6.3-inch LCD display is interrupted by the 12MP selfie camera.

Motorola One Action debuts with unique camera feature and a solid price

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:01:00 -0500

Motorola has just announced its latest smartphone – the Motorola One Action – and its arguably the company’s best offering since the Moto G7 which arrived earlier this year. It’s available to purchase in Denim Blue and Pearl White across Europe and Latin America right now and retails at €259. 


The US, on the other hand, will receive the phone in early October. Pricing hasn't been confirmed yet but it'll likely retail at $299.
Film horizontal video while holding the phone vertically

Giving the Motorola One Action its unique name is the triple-camera setup ...

Our Note 10+ camera samples are in, review its night, selfie and portrait shots

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:36:00 -0500

We took a literal axe to the wooden crate that Samsung shipped the Note 10+ to us with, and immediately unwrapped and took it out for a few camera samples to gauge how is the camera different from the one on the S10 5G.


The answer is, wait for it... not all that much, of course, despite that we got the Exynos 9825 model that has no equivalence in the S10 quartet, processor-wise. It still carries the Samsung camera sensors that are on the S10's Exynos models, and Samsung's typical camera software algorithms are in play again - jolly saturated colors, warm white balance, sharpish ...

Have we reached the end of smartphone price inflation?

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:50:00 -0500

During the last few years, a worrying trend was established on the smartphone market: prices of smartphones have been slowly creeping upwards. Things have gotten to the point where when we hear about a new high-end device being released, we mentally prepare for a four-digit price tag. If before you could buy the best Samsung or Apple phone available for about $650, now you have to fork out close to $1,000. But all that didn’t happen because people felt like paying more for their phones. So why did it then?

How did we get here?
Тhere’s no one clear reason for the price inflation. Instead, ...

These deeply discounted Lenovo Smart Clock and Smart Displays are great Echo Show alternatives

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:08:00 -0500

Amazon is still by far the world's most popular smart speaker vendor, but if you're looking for an affordable alternative to the "regular" Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo Show 5, Google and Lenovo have a few options on sale at great discounts right now.


Technically, it's actually Best Buy that currently charges $49.99 instead of $79.99 for a hot new Lenovo Smart Clock, while the 8 and 10-inch Lenovo Smart Displays can be purchased from the same retailer at $89.99 and $139.99 respectively, down from $199.99 and $249.99 list prices.

Naturally, all three ...

Moto Z2 Force gets 5G Moto Mod support with reverse charging

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:57:00 -0500

Back in April, the Moto Z3 became the world's first commercially available smartphone with 5G capabilities, though with a big asterisk, because you needed the 5G Moto Mod (sold separately through Verizon) that snaps onto the back of the phone and provides said capabilities. Since then, the 5G Moto Mod was also made compatible with the Moto Z4, and this week, it is finally coming to the Moto Z2 Force as well.

New software updates that address both battery life and download speeds have been rolled out on the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z3, with all the improvements also making ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Go bundles score massive discounts at Best Buy

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:10:00 -0500

Microsoft might not be the world's most popular tablet vendor, but when it comes to productivity and versatility, you probably know you can't do any better than a 2-in-1 Surface device running Windows 10. The problem is 2018's high-end Surface Pro 6 is not exactly affordable, even at a cool discount of up to 300 bucks.


But bargain hunters may also want to consider last year's humbler and smaller Surface Go, as well as the 2017-released Surface Pro 5, both of which are on sale at essentially unbeatable prices for a limited time at Best Buy. Interestingly, the two can be purchased ...

Back to school sales and deals in 2019: Check out these awesome bargains on iPad, MacBook, and more

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:50:00 -0500

It's nearly time for school, and what's a better way to start the year than obtaining a shiny new gadget on the cheap? The numerous back-to-school deals that are floating around make this season pretty exciting for those who are looking to score a shiny new gadget on the cheap. 


We've rounded a slew of deals that you might be interested in - check them out right below.

Apple

Apple is once again offering a couple of notable deals for the upcoming school period. 

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Apple accused of stealing technology used on its dual camera iPhones

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:45:00 -0500

If you have a good memory, you might recall that Apple was sued by Corephotonics for patent infringement back in November 2017. The Israeli firm said that Apple used technology from its patents without a license for the dual cameras and zoom features on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus. On Wednesday, according to Scribd (via iDrop News), Corephotonics filed a new suit that claims Apple infringed on 10 of its patents on each dual-camera iPhone released after the iPhone 7 Plus. Those models include the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The papers were filed in U.S. ...

Apple Watch remains the top device in the North American wearable band market

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:02:00 -0500

Canalys released today its latest read on the North American wearable band market. During the second quarter of this year (April through June), a total of 7.7 million units were delivered in the continent, up a strong 38% from the 5.6 million units shipped last year. The data shows the Apple Watch with a commanding 37.9% share of the market during the quarter. Apple shipped 2.9 million smartwatches over the three months compared to the 2.2 million it delivered during the same period last year for an improvement of 32%. Despite the increase in shipments, Apple's market share actually declined ...

T-Mobile-Sprint and states looking to block the merger are "miles apart" after preliminary talks

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:06:00 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has already signed off on the $26.5 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger, and the FCC will vote in favor of the merger in the next few days. So the only thing that is really holding up the deal from closing is a lawsuit filed by 15 state attorneys general and the Attorney General of Washington D.C. seeking to block the merger. The states have successfully managed to delay the start of the trial until December 9th, and T-Mobile says that it will not close on the merger until the litigation is resolved. 

T-Mobile could wait for the ...

Deal: Unlocked Moto G6 is $90 off at Best Buy, no strings attached

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:56:00 -0500

If you're asking yourself whether or not it's worth buying a Moto G6 smartphone now that Motorola has already released the Moto G7 series, then the answer is a definite “yes.” There aren't many differences between the Moto G6 and G7, and if you can get the former on sale, you'll even pay less.

At the moment, the Moto G6 sells for $250, but you can get it much cheaper from various US carrier if you agree with a long-term contract. Best Buy has an incredible deal on the Moto G6, which is up for grabs for as low as $30, but you're required to activate the phone with Sprint.

However, ...

Microsoft is aware of an issue that severely throttles the Surface Pro 6

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:08:00 -0500

Several Surface Pro 6 owners are complaining on Reddit that their devices are throttling down to 400MHz, even after being rebooted. This seems to happen when the device is fully charged and plugged into the wall. A Microsoft spokesman said that the company is aware of the issue and is working on a firmware update to eliminate the bug.

According to TechRepublic, the issue is related to a feature found in Intel processors, like the ones used on the Surface Pro 6, that throttle the CPU speed when other components related to the CPU are running hot. One workaround that ...







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[Poll] Anyone buying that 45W Galaxy Note 10+ charger?

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:03:35 +0000

Let’s face it: Six months ago, no one would have expected that Samsung would go from its long in the tooth 15W fast charging tech to a whopping 45W. The company introduced 25W ‘super fast charging’ on the Galaxy S10 5G, and we had simply assumed it would stick to 25W for the remainder of […]

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Aura Glow Galaxy Note 10: Hit me with the colors fam!

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:43:24 +0000

Samsung didn’t adopt gradient colorways for its smartphones as early as its Chinese rivals did. However, the Aura Glow Galaxy Note 10 is the perfect example of something done right. It toyed with minor gradients on a couple of Galaxy A handsets before adopting them for flagships. The Prism Silver Galaxy S10+ is one such […]

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Galaxy Buds crush the Apple AirPods in Consumer Reports’ ratings

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:04:47 +0000

According to Business Korea citing Consumer Reports, the Galaxy Buds have outscored the Apple AirPods, ranking first in the wireless earphone category with a total of 86 points. The AirPods, on the other hand, managed to secure an abysmal 49th place with a score of 56 points. The score was apparently determined by the design […]

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Samsung is thinking about shutting down one of its LCD plants

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:14:37 +0000

Samsung isn’t just having to deal with the supply glut in the memory chip segment. It also faces similar challenges for LCD panels. There has been a significant influx of Chinese LCD manufacturers in this segment over the past few years which demand has slowed down. This has led Samsung to consider the possibility of […]

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Try Galaxy Note 10’s PC game streaming feature on other Galaxy phones!

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:12:10 +0000

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ come with a slew of new software features, and one of those is the ability to stream PC games over a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link app for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will launch sometime in September and is based on streaming technology […]

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Samsung may allow you to play with the Galaxy Fold at IFA next month

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:58:29 +0000

The long wait for the Galaxy Fold is finally going to end next month. Samsung confirmed three weeks ago that it’s going to launch the Galaxy Fold in September. It will likely make use of the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase the device once again to a large audience. Unlike MWC 2019, it […]

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Rumor: Galaxy M (2020) series to offer significant hardware changes

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:28:29 +0000

Another rumor pertaining to Samsung’s mid-range smartphone lineup for next year emerged via Twitter, this time regarding the Galaxy M (2020) series. Firstly, the rumor indicates that the Galaxy M (2020) lineup might follow the same naming scheme as the Galaxy A (2020) series, which would make sense if Samsung doesn’t want to confuse people. […]

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A 65-inch Samsung Flip will be available in Germany from September

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:24:41 +0000

Samsung’s interactive digital whiteboard, the Samsung Flip, will be available in a new size soon. A 65-inch model of the Flip will go on sale in Germany starting this September. Samsung also promises feature enhancements with the latest iteration of the whiteboard. Samsung Flip gets feature enhancements The Samsung Flip is a multi-user interactive display aimed at […]

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[Poll Results!] Are you going to buy the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+?

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:24:55 +0000

Samsung pulled a 1-2 punch this year with the Galaxy Note 10 series. It consists of two models instead of the usual one, and customers who are thinking of upgrading from a previous flagship model are now faced with multiple choices. Should you buy the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 10+? Should you […]

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Daily Deal: 66% off Samsung Active InEar Headphones

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:23:24 +0000

Amazon has slashed the price of Samsung’s InEar earphones by 67%, making this deal one you shouldn’t miss if you’re looking for a pair of cheap earbuds. These in-ear earphones have volume control buttons and one button to play, pause, and skip music, along with a microphone for calls, making them perfect for use with […]

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Apple sues Corellium for creating ‘illegal’ software copies of iOS

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:34:18 +0530

Technology giant Apple has just filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Corellium, a Delaware-based startup. The startup has been offering a virtual copy of the iPhone to interested users for more than a year. Users can also easily change the model of the iPhone and version of iOS with a simple menu tab. Apple is now […]

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Oppo Reno 2, Reno 2Z, Reno 2F specifications and price in India leaked

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:09:39 +0530

New information about the upcoming Oppo Reno 2 lineup has leaked online after Oppo shared the official teaser. According to a report, expected specifications and pricing in the Indian market have surfaced on the Internet. Before we jump into these details, let’s recap was we already know. As previously reported, Oppo is all set to […]

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Tata Sky DTH makes changes to its curated packs, increases pricing, and more

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:33:25 +0530

DTH giant Tata Sky has just made some updated to four of its curated packs across different languages. These changes bring some new channels to the packs but also increase the total cost for subscribers. The company made changes to its Hindi Basic, Family Kids, Bengali Hindi Basic, and Marathi Hindi Basic. Taking a closer […]

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BSNL revamps its Rs 1,098 prepaid plan with 375GB data, no FUP and more

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:46:38 +0530

State-run telecommunication giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has just revamped one of its popular prepaid plans. According to a report, the telecom giant has made significant changes to the Rs 1098 plan. The company initially launched this plan about two years back to take on Reliance Jio. The report also noted that this was […]

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Google removes 85 apps and games from Play Store because of adware problem

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:20:27 +0530

Google has just removed 85 problematic apps from the Play Store. This development comes right after security researchers at Trend Micro discovered adware in these apps. Security researchers revealed that most of these apps were disguised as photography apps and games. The surprising part is that more than 8 million users had already downloaded these […]

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Microsoft confirms it is not working on a streaming-only Xbox

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:03:54 +0530

Software giant Microsoft has just confirmed that it is not working on a streaming-only version of Xbox. This confirmation comes months after initial rumors about a “Lite” version of Xbox surfaced online. As previously reported, the rumors indicated that Microsoft was planning to launch a “cloud console” with limited hardware. However, Phil Spencer, the head […]

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Motorola One Action with Exynos 9609, GoPro-like wide-angle camera launched

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:32:37 +0530

Motorola has just launched its latest smartphone, the Motorola One Action in select countries across the globe. According to the announcement, Motorola One Action is the latest addition to the Motorola-branded Android One lineup. Taking a closer look, this seems to be somewhat different from previous Android One smartphones from Motorola. Motorola seems to be […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 game streaming app Play Galaxy Link to launch in coming weeks

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:49:48 +0530

South Korean smartphone maker and electronics giant Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10 Series last week. The company shared the details about the flagship smartphone series at the launch event in New York. We have already covered the launch of the smartphone in details in previous posts. As part of the […]

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Best smartwatches under Rs 15,000 to buy in India in August 2019

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:12:29 +0530

A smartwatch is often treated as a luxury device, but it can be a perfect companion for your smartphone too. It displays call, text and other notifications right on your wrist. This saves the hassle of slipping the phone in and out of your pocket every time around. What’s more, smartwatches also double as fitness […]

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Apple Watch Series 5 with OLED display from Japan Display to launch in H2 2019: Kuo

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:17:11 +0530

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed some new information about the next-generation Apple Watch Series 5 wearables. According to the latest note, it looks like Apple will source OLED display panels from Japan Display. In addition, the company is set to launch an upcoming generation of wearable devices in the second half of 2019. It revealed […]

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Difference between OpenGL and DirectX12

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:06:00 +0530

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are what processes the command you make and interfaces with the software to get you the result that you need. An API call involves making a request to the server to get a particular task/action done. A

Office vs Office 365: Key differences you should know

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:09:00 +0530

Microsoft has always brought frequent updates to its products and they have not shown any signs of slowing down. Two of the main packages available from Microsoft are MS Office and Office 365. A new version of the Microsoft Office has

Realme Buds 2.0 India Launch Date And First Look Revealed

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:00:00 +0530

Realme is all set to host an event on August 20 in India to launch two new smartphones - Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Already, the company has confirmed that these smartphones will be available via the e-commerce portal Flipkart.

MIUI 11 Stable Version Release Is Near Says Xiaomi's Product Director

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:00:00 +0530

Xiaomi has been testing the next iteration of its custom OS -- the MIUI 11 for quite sometimes now. Now, the company's product director, who is also the experience chief for MIUI has confirmed that the MIUI 11 stable version launch

Hathway Now Offers 100Mbps Plans Starting From Rs. 699: Report

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:02:40 +0530

Internet Service Provider, Hathway Broadband has launched a new plan just a few days after the introduction of Reliance Jio Fiber. Under this new plan, the company is now offering 100Mbps at Rs. 699 per month. With Rs. 699

Browser Extensions For Online Security

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0530

It is often seen that due to the internet, we face certain security and privacy concerns. The website can track your browsing activities and can set a target with regular advertising. Some shady characters might even manage to access your digital

YouTube Originals Will Be Free For All From September 24

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:01:19 +0530

Last year it was reported that Google is going to make YouTube Originals free for everyone by 2020. Recently, the video streaming website has confirmed that its originals shows will be accessible for all the viewers, and users need not have

How To Register For Reliance Jio GigaFiber Connection

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:28:01 +0530

After announcing the launch of its Jio GigaFiber service, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio has now revealed the details for its registration process. However, the company has not shared any details related to plans which it will be offering to the users.

Huawei Mate X Finally Gets A Release Date

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:15:00 +0530

Huawei showcased its first foldable smartphone - the Mate X at the MWC 2019 event earlier this year. The flagship device was earlier slated to launch in June, but was pushed to September. But, Following the Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco, Huawei

Need for Speed Heat Up For Pre-Ordes - Gameplay Trailer Releasing Next Week

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:54:26 +0530

If you are waiting for a street racing game from EA then your wait is about to get over soon. Yes! You read that right, EA is back with a new game called Need for Speed Heat and the company has

Nokia 6.2 Protective Cases Leaked On Amazon India

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:36:25 +0530

Nokia 6.2 along with the Nokia 7.2 are supposed to be launched at a pre-IFA 2019 event on September 5, in Berlin. Earlier we saw some leaks which suggested about the specifications of Nokia 6.2 including a triple rear camera setup.

Elon Musk Wants To Nuke Mars To Make It Habitable For Humans

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:59:28 +0530

Elon Musk seems to have some crazy ideas going on in his mind. The SpaceX CEO intends to nuke the planet Mars so that it can easily sustain human lives. Musk took it to Twitter to reveal his idea of making

Reliance Jio Effect: Airtel To Launch New Plans For Postpaid Users  

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:45:30 +0530

After revamping its 'Airtel Thanks' program, Sunil Mittal-led Airtel is now planning to launch the ' Airtel Black' package to offer premium bundled features. The new package will focus on providing benefits to its high-end customers.  The 'Airtel Black' will

Nintendo Offering Users To Exchange Their Old Switch With New One

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:20:15 +0530

If you are a Nintendo Switch owner then you have a chance to replace your old console with an upgraded model which has improved battery life. But there is a catch, only the owners who have purchased the console a month

Vivo V17 Series To Offer Quad-Cameras, Dual Pop-Up Selfie Camera: Report

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:50:00 +0530

Vivo is working on its new V series smartphones called the V17. The smartphone has been leaked a couple of times in the past suggesting a dual pop-selfie camera setup. Now, some new information indicates a quad-camera module with some enhanced

Week 33, 2019, Launch Roundup: Samsung Galaxy A10s, HTC Wildfire X, Motorola One Action And More

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:32:01 +0530

Week 33 is ending gracefully with wraps of 73rd Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. Having said that, this concluding week we also saw many new smartphone launches along with other gadgets. Some out of them can be seen in the list

Vivo NEX 3 Official Sketches Reveal Design – What To Expect

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:13:05 +0530

Vivo is all set to unveil the next-generation flagship smartphone in the NEX series later this year. Alleged to be the NEX 3, this smartphone will be the sequel to the NEX Dual Display. Being an advanced model, we can expect

New Nintendo Switch Offers Improved Battery Life And Better Display

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:45:00 +0530

Right before the official availability of the recently launched Nintendo Switch Lite, the company has unveiled the refreshed model of the original Nintendo Switch. The latest Nintendo Switch is now available for purchase on the e-commerce platform- Amazon.com at $299 (Rs.

Samsung Galaxy M21, M31, M41 With Up To 64MP Camera On Cards

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:15:26 +0530

Earlier this year, Samsung disrupted the smartphone market in India with an extensive range of Galaxy A and Galaxy M series smartphones. After the launch of some smartphones in these new lineups, the company appears to be working on the next-generation

Realme 5 Pro Spotted On Geekbench With Snapdragon 712 SoC And 8GB RAM: Check The CPU Performance

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:10:34 +0530

Realme is gearing up for the launch of two new smartphones -- the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro on August 20. The company has already confirmed some of the features and specifications of these smartphones through various teasers. Now,

Alleged Redmi 8 With 6.2-inch Display, 5000 mAh Battery Listed On TENAA

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:58:42 +0530

Xiaomi's subsidiary brand Redmi's upcoming smartphone with the model number M1908C3IC is currently listed on TENAA. It is speculated to be the upcoming the Redmi 8, which is expected to launch in China in the next few weeks. Just a few

Honor 10 Lite Receives EMUI 9.1 Update: New Features You Must Check Out

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:30:00 +0530

Honor 10 Lite users can now upgrade their handset to the latest EMUI 9.1 software. The company has started rolling out the Android Pie based update to Honor 10 Lite units in the Indian market. The EMUI 9.1 was recently rolled

Best 8GB RAM Smartphones Under Rs. 25,000 In India Right Now

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0530

There has been a surge in implementing innovations in smartphones by our makers, which can offer users an experience they'd expect. Amongst several specifications, 8GB RAM is the configuration that has been enabling consumers, for buying some of these phones. As

Upcoming Smartphones Expected To Be Launched In India This Month

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:27:51 +0530

In the coming days of August, we might see several smartphone launches in India, which also covers a couple of gaming phones. While a few of these devices have been placed on our list, you can look forward to purchasing them

Airtel 4G Hotspot: Offers 336GB Data For 224 Days

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:21:19 +0530

Airtel has come up with a new offer where it is providing 1.5GB data per day for 224 days to its customers. Besides, more bundled data and cashback to all new users purchasing the Airtel 4G hotspot device will be provided.

Paytm Planning To Enter Online Content Space Soon

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:40:37 +0530

Digital payments player Paytm is now looking to introduce content, news, short videos, and live television on its platform by September this year. Elaborating on the plans, the company's senior vice president Deepak Abbot informed that, the company witnessed

TCL Is Now The Associate Sponsor For Karnataka Premier League 2019

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:30:54 +0530

TCL recently launched its most affordable 4K smart TVs with Android TV OS. These smart TVs also comes with AI capability with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The company has now partnered with Karnataka Premier League (KPL) as

Motorola One Action Goes Official For Around Rs. 20,500

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:14:25 +0530

Motorola has just announced the One Action, which is the latest Android One smartphone from the company. With this launch, the company puts an end to the rumors and speculations that were making rounds on the internet. Well, the device borrows

Indian Student Sentenced One Year Jail And $58,471 Fine After Damaging College Computer

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:15:00 +0530

In a shocking incident, a former Indian student was sentenced to jail in the United States for a year along with supervised release. The 27-year-old Vishwanath Akuthota was found guilty of intentionally damaging computers of his college. Akuthota studied at St

Oppo Reno 2 With 20x Digital Zoom Quad Cameras India Launch Confirmed For August 28

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0530

Oppo has revealed the launch date of its second-generation Reno device in India. The Reno 2 smartphone is going official this month along with its signature shark fin pop-up selfie camera. The device comes as a successor to the Reno and







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