Mobile

Deal: iPhone 7 prices drop in the US

Not impressed with the iPhone 8? Then how about a good deal on an iPhone 7 – a 256GB model for $600. Apple no longer offers those, but it would charge you $650 for the 128GB model. This deal comes courtesy of T-Mobile USA. If you prefer to get the phone on a 24-month credit, then you can pay $25 a month ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 detailed in leaked promo pics: dual Leica cam with f/1.6 lenses

Promo materials for the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have leaked, revealing the highlights of the upcoming flagship. Almost invariably they connect back to the Kirin 970 and its AI capabilities.   The Huawei Mate 10 is all about AI-enhanced functionality For one, the AI will recognize up to 14 scenes and automatically adjust the settings of the camera. It will ... Read More »

Windows-powered HP Elite x3 will reportedly be discontinued in November

HP was one of the few companies to bother with Windows 10 Mobile in 2016 – its Elite x3 was among the last Windows-powered phones to come out. A report out of Germany claims that the company will stop selling the handset on November 1 and will end support for it 12 months after that. The implication here is more important than ... Read More »

Google’s Android Pay gains support for 24 new financial institutions in US

The ever expanding list of Android Pay supported banks/financial institutions has been updated yet again. This time, a total of 24 new names have been added, including Bank of Idaho, Beehive Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank (WI), Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, and Duke University FCU. Other names are First Community Bank (TX), Great Plains Bank, Guaranty Bank ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launched in India

Sony has launched the Xperia XA1 Plus in India. The phone is priced at INR 24,990 ($384) and will be available starting tomorrow, September 22. The Xperia XA1 Plus is Sony’s mid-range smartphone aimed at multimedia consumption. It has a large 5.5-inch 1080p display, which is larger than most Sony smartphones. It runs on a MediaTek Helio P20 processor with 4GB of ... Read More »

KGI: Apple to use FaceID on all iPhones next year

Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities correctly predicted that Apple will drop the fingerprint reader, though he wasn’t right about the gesture area. Now he’s back with another forecast for the future – in 2018 Apple will drop the fingerprint reader altogether. This means that the company will fully rely on the new Kinect-like TrueDepth camera and FaceID system. But the camera does more than ... Read More »

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review roundup

Every year around this time Apple releases its new iPhones and every year we get a few early reviews in just before the phone goes on sale. But this time, Apple has a more interesting phone coming out in November – the iPhone X – casting a shadow over the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – are they still worth it with a design dating ... Read More »

Samsung creates a kid-friendly tablet for the Lego Ninjago movie

Wait, what? Admittedly I’m no Lego enthusiast, but first I find out that Lego has a line of ninja-themed sets, which are tied to a TV series. Then, I find out there’s a movie coming out this year (because one Lego movie a year is apparently just not enough). And to top it all off, it turns out that Samsung has made ... Read More »

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note8 ad has nothing to do with productivity

Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has just gone live in 42 countries on Friday and Samsung has released its first full-length television ad for it. What better way to appeal to an audience by invoking emotion? In the newest Galaxy Note8 ad, love is the theme and two actors portray a brand-new couple who are figuring out their feelings for each other. The couple communicates with ... Read More »

Odd image found on Pixel 2 teaser page – it’s cookies!

Very funny, Google. The official site for the October 4 unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2has a secret buried in its source code – cookies! For once a web page references actual cookies rather than their digital counterpart. The photo below is linked from teaser page, though it is not visible on the page itself. Digging through the EXIF data reveals the location ... Read More »