We Had A Demo With Imints Vidhance Selfie Stabilization

Imint Intelligence is a company based in Sweden that you likely haven't heard of, but its video stabilization algorithms are used by a whole bunch of phone makers today including Xiaomi, vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, and nubia, which is its newest partner. Imint's main product Vidhance, is incorporated in some way in many of these brands' phones. Imint also has other video-based solutions like Object Tracking, and their zooming solution (Stable Zoom) that does not stutter when zooming in like phones traditionally would. Vidhance Demos Imint reached out to us and offered to test its...

Leaked iPhone 12 Image Shows Off Alleged LiDAR Scanner

According to a rumor, it seems that one of the features we can expect from the 2020 iPhone is a “world facing” 3D camera. This is because a camera that is said to help provide a more accurate augmented reality experience thanks to additional hardware features. Now thanks to a leaked image, it seems to have confirmed that.The leaked image was shared on Twitter by user @choco_bit (which 9to5Mac later […]

iOS 14 Could Introduce Smarter Wallpapers And Home Screen Widgets

If there is one feature that many iOS users wish they had it would be widgets. Apple kind of introduced widgets in earlier iOS builds, but it required users to swipe to another screen to access them, which made them a bit harder to use. We imagine that there are probably instances in which some users probably did not even know about them.That being said, according to a report from […]

Vivo Iqoo 3 5g In For Review

This is the vivo iQOO 3 5G and it just arrived at HQ. We started our review of it, but while we're testing the phone, we decided to bring you a quick look. We have the Tornado Black model (which is kind of blue in real life), but we prefer the aesthetics of the Volcano Orange we had a quick hands-on with. It comes in a nice retail package with a 55W charger, headphones (with a 3.5mm jack), USB cable with a capsule type-C connector allowing you to game without a cable poking your palm and a quality-made silicone case. The vivo iQOO 3 5G has the makings of a great gaming phone....

Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 14

After the onslaught of new arrivals in week 13 things are starting to normalize in our trending chart. The top three have remained the same, but this time it's the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G that's taking the top step. The Huawei P40 Pro+ settles for the silver medal once more, while the P40 Pro is down in third. The Redmi K30 Pro has gained a spot to place fourth, just ahead of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which was in tenth last week. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G makes a return in sixth, while the yet-to-be-announced Reno Ace 2 captures the seventh spot. The Samsung Galaxy A51 is another well...

Flashback Htc One Was A Rebel With A Unique Camera And Great Speakers

The HTC One X was highly regarded, but sales weren't great so the company went back to the drawing board. What it came up with was 2013's HTC One - a phone that tried to change the way consumers think about mobile photography. We'll get back to the aluminum unibody and the audio features, but we want to start with the camera as it got some things right and some things wrong. HTC One official photos The key idea was that pixel size determines image quality, not resolution. Enter UltraPixels, HTC's marketing name for the 2µm pixels. There were only 4 million of them, 4MP...

Weekly Poll The Nokia 83 5g Marks Many Firsts For Hmd But Is The Price Too Ambitious

HMD decided there's no time to wait for the new Bond film and revealed its first ever 5G phone - the Nokia 8.3 5G. This one also has one of the largest screens of any Nokia (even the Lumia 1520 was smaller), plus it's the first Nokia with a 64MP camera. And as you can tell by the ZEISS badge in the middle of the quad camera setup, this phone will aim to please cameraphone enthusiasts. Besides the 64MP sensor, the phone also packs a 12MP ultrawide cam (13mm), a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor. Even though it isn't explicitly branded, the 24MP selfie camera also enjoys ZEISS...

Weekly Poll Results The Huawei P40 Pro And Pro Draw In Crowds P40 Barely Gets Noticed

Huawei makes awesome phones, but the trade war is really hurting its sales potential globally, that's what last week's poll shows. The Huawei P40 Pro and the Pro+ got a lot of love, but the lack of Google Mobile Services really limits the group of potential buyers. Some in the comments were asking for a discount since the phones lack GMS. That's not going to happen - the P40 Pro already costs less than the Samsung and Apple flagships and it's not like Huawei's R&D costs have gone down. In fact, since the company is trying to replace the Google ecosystem, they are likely...

Realme X50 Pro 5g In For Review

Here's a familiar face. This is our second encounter with the Realme X50 Pro 5G - we spent some quality time with a pre-production unit, but here we have the finished, market-ready device and we've now begun our full review on it. Before that we'll recap what the Realme X50 Pro 5G is and why you should care. It brings a 90Hz refresh 6.44-inch Super AMOLED, a flagship camera array and the brand-new Snapdragon 865 chipset with up to 12GB of RAM. And as the name suggests, this phone has 5G. There are six cameras on the Realme X50 Pro 5G - a 32MP regular + 8MP ultrawide pair cut into...

Counterpoint Music Streaming Market Grows 32 In 2019 Spotify Still On Top

Last year was a good year for the music streaming business. The whole market grew about 32% year-over-year while Spotify and Apple Music are still leading the pack. According to the research by Counterpoint, Apple's music subscriber count grew 36%, grabbing 19% of the market. Spotify's numbers also grew 23%, capturing an impressive 35% market share last year and even accounting for 31% of the total market revenue in the industry. The third place is taken by Amazon's streaming service reaching 15% while YouTube Music is dragging behind with just 6% of the total premium...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Pictures Camera Controller App

Samsung has updated its Camera Controller app to let Galaxy S20 series owners capture photos and record videos from their phones using their Samsung Galaxy smartwatch. All you have to do is download the Camera Controller app from the Galaxy Store on your device, sync it with your Samsung smartwatch, and your smartwatch will act as a viewfinder and a shutter button for your device's camera. You can also use the smartwatch to switch between the front and rear cameras of the smartphone with swipe gestures. Samsung has also squashed some bugs on the Camera Controller app with the...

Lenovo Motorola Warranty Extension

Lenovo and Motorola have announced the extension of global warranty on all their products till May 31, 2020 in a bid to better support their customers amid the COVID-19 situation prevailing across the globe. This extension is applicable on products whose warranties expire between March 15, 2020 and April 30, 2020. Lenovo and Motorola aren't the only smartphone brands to extend the warranty on their products, though. Realme, OnePlus, vivo and Samsung recently announced warranty extensions on their products till May 31, 2020. Additionally, vivo, OnePlus and Xiaomi have donated...

Big Price Cuts Of 4g Android Phones Are Expected In The Following Months

According to Pan Jiutang, a partner of Xiaomi's Industry Investment Department, the price of 4G Android phones will fall significantly in the following months and several factors are at play here. One of which is the massive price cut of the iPhone 11-series in China. If Chinese smartphone manufacturers want to stay competitive against the iPhone 11 family, they will have to lower the prices of its high-end handsets. Additionally, the rapid development of the 5G network in the country has allowed for wider adoption and the number of 5G-capable smartphones is increasing by the day,...

Oneplus 7t 7t Pro Oxygenos 10 3 2 Update

Earlier this week, OnePlus released new software updates for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, which were rolled out as OxygenOS 10.3.2 in India and 10.0.5 for European and global units. Now it's time for their T variants to get new firmwares. OnePlus is seeding OxygenOS 10.0.9 and 10.0.8 for the global units of 7T and 7T Pro, respectively, which are rolling as 10.3.2 in India. OnePlus 7T (left) and OnePlus 7T Pro (right) The new builds bring in March 2020 Android security patch to both smartphones, along with optimized RAM management and improved stability for slow-mo video recording....

One Ui 21 Arrives To Some Us Galaxy S10 And Note10 Users

As promised, the latest version of Samsung's One UI is starting to roll out for the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 phones. The update bumps up the version of One UI to 2.1 and delivers some of the new features the Galaxy S20 lineup has. The firmware versions for the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note10 are G97xU1UEU3DTC9 and N97xU1UEU3CTC9, respectively. The first one weighs around 1.4GB while the Nopte10's upgrade is a little over 1.6GB big. Changelogs for the Note10 and S10 The list of new features is in the changelog - Single Take, Pro mode for video...

Samsung Galaxy A21s Specs Geekbench

Last month the Samsung Galaxy A21 passed through Geekbench, revealing key specs in the process. And now, a Samsung device which is likely the Galaxy A21s has been spotted on the benchmark database with a few of its specifications. The Galaxy A21s, bearing model number SM-A217F, is powered by the unannounced Exynos 850 SoC. It runs Android 10 and has 3GB RAM onboard. However, there will likely be more RAM options that are yet to be confirmed. Geekbench doesn't reveal any other specs of the Galaxy A21s, but a report by SamMobile claimed the smartphone will come with 32GB and 64GB...

Another Camera Improving Update Is Rolling Out To International Galaxy S20 Family Members

A few days ago, while we were still in March, Samsung pushed out a software update to the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra units sold in Taiwan and Hong Kong, which brought with it the April security update, but perhaps more importantly - a new bunch of camera improvements. This update has now gone international. It made it to Korea the day after the initial Asian rollout, and now it's available in even more places. Confirmed reports have come from the UAE, Russia, South Africa, Israel, and Nepal. This means a global rollout is in full swing, so expect all units outside of North America and...

Google Fi Temporarily Increases Data Cap For All Users

To help people stay connected during this time of crisis, Google has announced that they will be temporarily increasing the data cap for its customers using its Google Fi service. The new data cap will now set at 30GB which is essentially double what Google Fi typically offers, and this will be applicable to all customers.As it stands, Google Fi has a couple of different plans for users. One is […]

Woman Drops iPhone In The Thames, Finds It Two Months Later And It Still Works

If you were to drop your phone into a lake of the sea, you probably think that you’ll never be able to get it back, right? Turns out that wasn’t the case for Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, who was feeding the swans at the River Thames back in February when her iPhone slipped out of her pocket and into the water.Bussolo-Vieira was understandably upset as she had thousands of photos stored on […]

Huawei Nova 7 Nova 7 Se And Nova 7 Pro Rumored To Get Official On April 23

Huawei announced the nova 7i in February, and now it's almost ready to add a few more members to the nova 7 family. According to a new rumor out of China, the company will unveil the nova 7, nova 7 SE, and nova 7 Pro on April 23. They will become available a few days later, on April 28. Huawei nova 7i is already official The three models will all employ HiSilicon chipsets, with either two between them (the Kirin 985 and Kirin 990 5G), or, more likely, three - the Kirin 820, 985, and 990 5G. This means that the nova 7 SE in all likelihood will go with the Kirin 820 (since its...

Amazon Reportedly Working On A Game Streaming Platform To Compete With Stadia

According to people familiar with the matter, Amazon is working on a game streaming platform similar to Google's Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now. The company wants to utilize its cloud computing technologies into something different and compete in the gaming market as well. Interesting fact is that Amazon has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 and along with that game, the company is going to bring another game called New World, which fits into the massive multiplayer online game genre. The game was supposed to roll out last month but was pushed back to May due...

Oppo A12e Is A Rebadged Oppo A3s Official Website Confirms

Shortly after the Oppo A12 leak from yesterday, the Oppo A12e pops up on our radar as well. At least for a brief moment. The A12e appeared on the company's Vietnamese website but was removed shortly after that. And it looks like the A12e is just a re-branded version of the Oppo A3s that has been in circulation since 2018. Everything matches - from the 6.2-inch HD+ IPS panel to the Snapdragon 450 chipset and the 4,230 mAh battery. Even the design is identical and hard to miss with that wide notch on the front. As of now, no information regarding availability and pricing has...

Report Apple App Store And Google Play Revenues Grow During Q1

According to the latest report from App Annie consumers spent significantly more time and money on apps during the Q1 period. This, of course, coincides with the global COVID-19 pandemic and reflects the increased usage rates of mobile devices across the world. The average weekly time spent in apps and games on Android grew by an estimated 20% worldwide compared to the same period last year. Chinese users, in particular, spent an estimated 5 hours per day on average. US, Italian and French users also saw significant increases in weekly hours spent in non-gaming apps. Consumers...

Apple Could Be Working On An iPhone That Is Completely Waterproof And Usable Underwater

In recent years, Apple finally hopped on board the bandwagon and made its iPhones water-resistant. The company’s iPhones currently have a rating of IP68 which makes it water-resistant where it can survive underwater of depths up to 2 meters for as long as 30 minutes (although we have heard stories of it surviving for much longer).However, while we have seen people use their iPhones for underwater photography, it is generally […]

Latest iOS Update Has Broken FaceTime For Older iPhones And iPads

Given that a lot of us are now being forced to work and study from home away from our friends and even family, it means that communication tools like video conferencing apps are more important than ever as a means to keep in touch with our loved ones. If you have been largely relying on FaceTime, you might want to skip the latest iOS update.This is because according to a […]

You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App

One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.Amazon is one of those companies that have circumvented the App Store, but it looks like […]

Snapchat’s New Lenses Encourage Social Distancing

In order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, health officials are actively encouraging social distancing. This means that people should not gather in large crowds, and if you are in a public area, you should stand a certain number of feet away from another person. While social distancing won’t cure the coronavirus, it will at the very least slow down its spread.To help encourage users to practice social […]

FCC To Make Caller ID Authentication Mandatory In 2021 To Combat Robocalls

Robocalls are a nuisance, and it was only back in 2019 that the FCC finally allowed carriers to block robocalls by default. Before that, carriers did offer robocall blocking services, but it was a paid service that was optional, meaning that if you did not pay, you could be subject to receiving these kind of calls.Now according to an update by the FCC, they have announced the adoption of new […]

Apple’s iPhone 9 Could Be Announced In The Next Two Weeks

Recently, a photo showed that cases for Apple’s rumored iPhone 9 have started to show up at Best Buy’s stores. This seemed to indicate that the phone was close to being officially announced, and it looks like it could be true. This is according to Jon Prosser, founder of YouTube channel Front Page Tech.According to Prosser, he claims that Apple will be officially launching the device on the 15th of […]

Apple To Allow Some Employees To Work On Unannounced Products From Home

Apple is a company known for their secrecy when working on new products. We have heard stories of how employees are generally not allowed to take work home in a bid to help keep their operations as secretive as possible. However, with the coronavirus outbreak, many people are being forced to work on home.Does this mean that all work on existing products stop? Obviously not, and according to a report […]

Researchers Want To Use Crowdsourced Data To Help Fight The COVID-19 Virus

If you’re not a doctor, scientist, or medical researcher, it doesn’t mean that you can’t help fight the COVID-19 virus. Simply staying at home to help flatten the curve is already a contribution towards society, but if you want to be more active in lending a helping hand, researchers at UC San Francisco could use your help.The university has launched a new program called the COVID-19 Citizen Science (CCS) that […]

Apple’s iPhone 9 Cases Start Showing Up At Best Buy

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple plans on reviving the iPhone SE series with a successor, which has also been rumored to be called the iPhone 9. The handset in question was originally supposed to be launched at Apple’s rumored event held at the end of March, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event was supposedly cancelled.This does leave us with questions as to […]

Apple To Kill ‘Dark Sky’ Weather App After Acquiring It

Apple’s weather app for iOS does a pretty decent job at doing what it’s supposed to do, which is to provide weather information as well as predictions for the week. It’s not a fancy app but if you just want to check the current temperature and weather for the rest of the day and week, it gets the job done.However, for those who want additional information and more powerful weather […]

OnePlus 8 Launched Confirmed For April 14

If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the OnePlus 8 series, then you might have heard the rumors that the company could be planning for an official launch in April. Turns out, the rumors were right because OnePlus has since officially confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 8 series will be announced on the 14th of April.The company does mention the word “series” which shouldn’t be surprising given that there will most […]

iPhone 12 Will Still Launch In 2020, Other Products Could Be Delayed Instead

According to a recent report, it has been suggested that due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple is anticipating a weak demand for its upcoming iPhone 12. As a result, the report claims that Apple is mulling the idea of delaying the launch by a few months, potentially pushing its release to 2021.Now according to a new report from Bloomberg, they claim that Apple’s iPhone 12 is apparently still on track […]

OnePlus 8 Could Arrive In A Funky ‘Interstellar Glow’ Finish

Back in the day, smartphones were only released in solid color finishes. However, these days we’re starting to see more funky and colorful finishes, and it looks like OnePlus will be adopting such a design.According to leaked renders shared by WinFuture.de, it appears that the company’s upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphone will come in a couple of different finishes, one of which is a funky-looking “interstellar glow” option. As you can […]

iOS 13.4 Bug Is Breaking VPN Data Encryption Features

One of the main purposes of using VPNs is to protect your identity and also keeping your data encrypted. However, it seems that due to a bug in iOS 13.4, it looks like the latest update is breaking data encryption for VPNs, essentially rendering them (kind of) useless and defeating the whole point of using them.In a discovery by VPN service Proton, it appears that iOS 13.4 comes with a […]

US Government Has Reportedly Started Using Location Data To Track The COVID-19 Spread

Earlier in the month, it was reported that the US government was toying with the idea of using location data to help track the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It turns out that the reports could be right, at least according to a report from The Wall Source Journal whose sources claim that federal, state, and local governments have started using location data from mobile ads to help track the […]

T-Mobile’s $15/month Plan Comes With Fine Print You’ll Want To Read

Back in the day, carriers dealt with data by either imposing a cap or by charging extremely expensive overages for users who went over their cap. These days, the majority of carriers adopt a throttling policy, where users who go over their data cap will still have an internet connection, but will see speeds slowed down and they will not be charged for it.Unfortunately, if you were a bit excited […]

Apple Launches COVID-19 Information Website And App

The other day, Google announced that they are working on a website dedicated to providing users with accurate information about the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This was designed to help fight misinformation that seems to be spreading, where people are sharing inaccurate news and rumors that could potentially cause panic.It looks like Google is not alone in trying to fight misinformation and provide accurate information to the public, because Apple has […]

Huawei P40, P40 Pro 5G Smartphones Announced

While MWC 2020 might have been cancelled and the world is more or less in lockdown with the coronavirus outbreak, it seems that this isn’t stopping Huawei from announcing its latest flagship smartphones in the form of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro 5G. These are the company’s latest phones for the year 2020, and it will also be Huawei’s second smartphone series to launch without Google Play Services installed.Starting […]

Analyst Believes iPhone 12 Could Still Be On Track For 2020

According to an earlier report, it was suggested that Apple could actually delay the launch of the iPhone 12. The report claims that Apple is mulling delaying the iPhone by an additional few months, potentially pushing it into 2021. This is because the company is worried that in the current coronavirus crisis, there could be a weak demand for its upcoming handset.However, according to analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, […]

EU Carriers To Use Location Data To Track The Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus

Understanding how the COVID-19 virus spreads is one of the ways that governments and healthcare officials around the world can help stop it or slow the infection down. However, sometimes people can be less than honest about who they’ve come into contact with, where they’ve been, and so on, which can make it very difficult.However, over in the EU, it seems that people might have to give up a bit […]

Apple’s iPhone 12 Might Not Be Released This Year

Apple typically hosts an iPhone-related event in the fall of the year, which is usually in September. If you were looking forward to upgrading your iPhone this year, you might be out of luck because according to a report from Nikkei, they have heard from their sources that Apple could be considering delaying the launch of the iPhone 12 to 2021.According to the report, it seems that Apple is mulling […]

Carriers Are Displaying ‘Stay Home’ Messages On Status Bars

While social distancing will not cure the coronavirus, it will help to flatten the curve in the number of infections and help ease the burden on healthcare workers, who seem to be dealing with more patients on a daily basis. To help remind people to stay home, it appears that various carriers around the world are starting to display messages in the status bar of phones to let customers know […]

Latest Safari Update Will Fully Block Third-Party Cookies By Default

Cookies are useful for the internet because it helps websites know who we are, if we’ve already logged in, and so on. Unfortunately, over the years, cookies have gained a bad reputation for being used for tracking users across websites, meaning that over time, websites and companies will learn more about you and your activities, and can thus create extremely targeted ads.The good news is that if you’re a Safari […]

The Samsung Galaxy S20’s 120Hz Display Found To Be Quite A Battery Hog

Many undoubtedly cheered when Samsung announced that the Galaxy S20 smartphones would finally be getting a 120Hz display. Given that companies like Razer introduced 120Hz displays to smartphones years ago, many have been wondering why it has taken companies this long to introduce it to their products.Turns out that there might be a very good reason why: poor battery life. According to a recent review of the Galaxy S20 smartphones […]

ZTE Axon 11 5G Is A Mid-Ranger With 5G Connectivity

Back in 2019 when the first 5G smartphones started to roll out, it felt like the majority of 5G smartphones were pretty much limited to flagship handsets. This year, thanks to Qualcomm who started to push out mid-range Snapdragon chipsets with 5G, we’re starting to see more mid-range smartphones with support for 5G.If you’d rather not spend all your hard-earned money on a high-end smartphone just for 5G, then ZTE […]

we had a demo with imints vidhance selfie stabilization

Imint Intelligence is a company based in Sweden that you likely haven't heard of, but its video stabilization algorithms are used by a whole bunch of phone makers today including Xiaomi, vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, and nubia, which is its newest partner. Imint's main product Vidhance, is incorporated in some way in many of

vivo iqoo 3 5g in for review

This is the vivo iQOO 3 5G and it just arrived at HQ. We started our review of it, but while we're testing the phone, we decided to bring you a quick look. We have the Tornado Black model (which is kind of blue in real life), but we prefer the aesthetics of the Volcano