Apple’s 2019 iPhones Could Offer Reverse Wireless Charging

When Apple launched their 2017 iPhones, they finally introduced wireless charging to its smartphones. In fact there have been recently discovered patents that even suggests that Apple could be interested in reverse wireless charging. However it looks like those patents could very well come true soon enough.In a report from Macotakara, they have learnt from various sources that Apple could actually introduce reverse wireless charging to its 2019 iPhones. For […]

Weekly Poll Results Periscope Cameras Will Be A Hit

People are excited about periscope cameras - last week's poll shows that the high zoom levels they enable will be a key consideration the time comes to buy a new phone. There are plenty of phones with a tele camera on the market right now, but they are almost exclusively 2x. From the comments it's pretty clear that the excitement about periscope cameras will be much higher if they offered smooth zoom. There have been such cameras in the past (e.g. the Zenfone Zoom), but the upcoming crop of phones (e.g. Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno) will have a locked focal length. People are concerned...

Samsung Galaxy M10 And M20 In For Review

Samsung announced the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 at a launch event in India as the first two members of the phone maker's new mid-range lineup. And now that we finally got a chance to welcome them to our office it's time we see if they are good enough. Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 Both phones have Infinity-V displays (which means they have a waterdrop notch) dual cameras on the back, and they are both powered by Android Oreo 8.1 with Samsung's Experience UI 9.5. Let's start by taking a closer look at the more interesting of the two: the Galaxy M20. Samsung Galaxy M20 The...

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 Launched On AT&T

These days a lot of our smartphones have been designed to look good, and we suppose that’s a fair thing to do. However there are some users out there who need a phone that can withstand the elements, and while our smartphones do come with water-resistance, their design does leave them a bit too fragile for use in more rugged terrain.This is where companies such as Kyocera come in where […]

New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 125 Is Likely Coming On March 26

Xiaomi's 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air appears to be due for an update in a few days, as evidenced by a post from the official account of the company's notebook division. Teaser poster The post is about as vague as they come but there's a date - March 26 is when something is happening. There's a scale in the teaser image showing 1.07kg, the weight of the current model of the laptop. Our Chinese being rusty, and Google Translate being notoriously unreliable with Chinese to English translations, we can only speculate that the tagline reads something like 'What's the perfect...

Xiaomi Mi 9 Se May Soon Launch For Global Markets

The Mi 9 SE that was announced last month is currently available only in China. But that may change soon as the smartphone has been listed on Xiaomi Global's compliance page which hints at the company planning to expand its availability. However, don't get your hopes high just yet as there are some other smartphones listed on this compliance page that never made it outside of China. But in the case of the Mi 9 SE, we have seen earlier evidence leading us to believe this one will. There's no word from Xiaomi regarding the global availability of Mi 9 SE, so we will have to wait until...

Motorola One Vision Image Leaks Revealing Punchhole Display And 48mp Rear Camera

We heard quite a lot about the Motorola One Vision in the past couple of days. The smartphone paid a visit to Geekbench and later its detailed specs leaked online. It also popped up on Wi-Fi Alliance's website bearing model number XT1970-1 and running Android Pie. Now today, we are treated to an official-looking press render of the One Vision, which shows its design. This image comes to us courtesy of Tiger Mobiles. It reveals the phone has a punch-hole display with the selfie camera located in the left corner. The display has small bezels on its left, right, and top, with the chin being...

Nextgen Iphone To Come With Wireless Powershare Capability

The iPhone 11, or whatever name Apple manages to come up with for this year's release, will reportedly come with Wireless PowerShare support, supply chain sources reveal. Introduced by IDT in 2015, the Qi-based standard for reverse wireless charging (as in, charging other devices off of your smartphone) is supported on the Galaxy S10 series, but the feature was previously available on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. In the Apple realm, having Wireless PowerShare will mean, for example, being able to charge your Apple Watch without carrying its own charger around. Additionally, the second edition...

Honor 8x Global Variant Receiving Android Piebased Emui 9 Update

Earlier this month, Honor released an Android Pie-based EMUI 9 update for the 8X in China. Now the company has begun rolling out this update for the phone's global variant. This Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 update weighs a whopping 3.14GB in size and brings along improved sound recorder, faster app launch times, simplified UI, and Huawei Share 3.0 to the 8X. It is currently rolling out in Macedonia, but we expect a wider rollout soon. Last week Honor confirmed it would release Android Pie for the 8X in India starting on March 18, but we haven't heard anything on that later. The...

Vivo V15 And V15 Pro Expand To The Philippines

Chinese phone maker vivo unveiled the V15 Pro last month and made the V15 official earlier this month. Both these smartphones are already available in a couple of markets, and the latest country they have made their debut in is the Philippines. The V15 is priced at PHP17,999 ($342) and the Pro variant is priced at PHP23,999 ($456). You can pre-order the V15 until March 29 and the V15 Pro until April 11 with sales starting after those dates. The V15 is powered by the Helio P70 SoC which is coupled with 6GB RAM. It's built around a 6.53-inch notchless display and has 128GB of storage...

Beats Will Launch True Wireless Earbuds In April

On Friday, CNET learned from a reliable source that Apple-owned Beats plans to release a new totally wireless update to the PowerBeats sport headphones. Apple's AIrPods are quickly becoming the most popular pair of Bluetooth earbuds and a new Beats alternative could reportedly launch in April. Apple recently announced updated AirPods with improved battery life, hands-free "Hey, Siri", and an updated H1 wireless chip. It is believed that Beats' new earphones will have the same Hey Siri feature, the updated H1 chip, and perhaps better battery life than the AirPods. PowerBeats 3...

Oneplus Launches Oneplus 3 And 3t Closed Beta For Android Pie

When Android Pie launched, OnePlus promised that the OnePlus 6, 5/5T, and 3/3T would all be updated to the next version of Android. So far, OnePlus has held beta programs and officially released Android Pie for the OnePlus 6 back in September, and the OnePlus 5 and 5T back in December. We are finally seeing progress on the long-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. On Friday morning, a OnePlus staff member announced that it was opening registrations for a closed beta of selected OnePlus 3 and 3T users for early builds of Oxygen OS running Android Pie. OnePlus...

Apple’s AirPower Charging Mat Could Be Launched Next Week

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat was announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X but it has yet to make its debut. There were times when it was even rumored that the accessory could have been shelved, but more recent rumors are claiming otherwise. In fact according to a report from DigiTimes, the AirPower accessory could actually be launching next week.According to DigiTimes, “The sources said that Apple’s AirPower wireless charger […]

AT&T’s 5G E Is Actually Slower Than Some Of The Competition

Earlier this year AT&T announced that they would be rolling out some changes in which on the phones of their customers, they might start to see a “5G E” icon. This stands for “5G Evolution” which isn’t actually 5G, but rather it is used by AT&T to represent their 4G LTE network that uses features like three-way carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and 4×4 MIMO.This was misleading because it made customers […]

Galaxy Fold Appears On Geekbench Doesnt Impress With Scores

Geekbench got an interesting visitor - the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The foldable smartphone didn't score quite as high as its Snapdragon 855 and 12GB RAM suggested. What that suggests is that the software on the unit that ran the benchmark is far from finalized and Samsung still has plenty of work to do before the April 26 launch. Another interesting bit is the SM-900F naming, which is the international variant of the phone. If that one is using the Qualcomm chip it's a clear confirmation that we are not getting an Exynos version of the Fold. Recently, the Fold appeared in a...

Scammers Playing Hidden Video Ads Draining Smartphone Batteries

Have you ever wondered why your phone has a drained battery in the middle of the day? It might have something to do with a faulty application, running scam ads unbeknownst to you. According to fraud detection firm Protected Media, Ad Stacking was spotted in codes, provided by an ad technology company Aniview. Ad Stacking is essentially showing you one ad, but in the background it is playing multiple videos at the same time, destroying your battery life. This type of fraud hurts not only you, your device and data cap, but also companies who pay for impressions and views, as well as...

Huawei P30 Dualview Video Feature Will Shoot With Two Cameras Simultaneously

Huawei might as well just call the P30 phones "announced" and get it over with. The latest leak comes from its Singaporean site and does a good job of succinctly listing the best features of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro as well as detailing the launch promos. Buying a P30 or P30 Pro on launch day - April 6 - from the VivoCity mall will net you a free Huawei Watch GT and JBL Clip 2 speaker. These freebies are worth a total of SGD 467 ($345/€305). Europe will be getting the watch too (but perhaps not the speaker). As for the specs (as if we haven't seen them leaked a thousand times by...

Redmi Y3 Receives Wifi Certification Probably Launching Soon

It looks like the Redmi sub-brand is getting a new entry level device with the upcoming Y3, which just passed Wi-Fi certification. The phone will succeed the Redmi Y2 from last year which was known as the Redmi S2 internationally and we can expect similar naming strategy with the new phone going as the Redmi S3 globally. Little else is known about the upcoming budget phone, we can confirm that it will run on Android 9.0 with MIUI 10 on top. Pricing is expected to remain in the INR 10,000 ($140/€120) range. Yet the fact that the Redmi Y3 is already getting certified by agencies...

Xiaomi Google Lens Integration Miui Camera App

After the arrival of Mi Pay and Redmi Go in India, Xiaomi has another announcement this week. The company has launched Google Lens integration within the native MIUI camera app. This means instead of downloading an app, the platform is available with a single tap. The confirmation arrived on the Indian section of MIUI's forums. Google Lens essentially gives you context about stuff around you - animals, books, music covers, points of interest, QR scanner, recognizing landscapes, etc. It can also automatically collect info from a business card and store it, so you don't have to wear...

Huawei Mate 30 Could Be The First Phone With A 7nm Euv Chipset The Kirin 985

The Huawei Mate 30 could be become the first smartphone to ship with a chipset built with an Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) process. That chipset will be the Kirin 985 and will be produced at the TSMC foundries. It will still be a 7nm chip, however the EUV enhancement will allow for 20% greater transistor density. This will be marketed at 7+ nm. The benefits of EUV will become more pronounced as nodes get smaller (e.g. 5nm). The Kirin 985 will come with increased clock speeds for higher performance (and perhaps some power savings too), but the CPU and GPU architecture will be largely the...

Two New Entry Level Vivo Devices Appear On Geekbench

After releasing two midrange devices with the V15 and X27, vivo's next offerings will likely cater to the budget segment. Two new phones by the company popped up on Geekbench touting entry level specs. The first offering, the vivo 1901, comes with the budget Helio P22 SoC along with 2GB RAM and Android 9.0 Pie. The phone manages to push out a single core score of 811 and 2473 on the multi-core test, similar to the Helio A22 powered Redmi 6A. The vivo 1902 packs the Helio P35 also paired with 2GB RAM and Android Pie. Performance is almost identical to the vivo 1901 with 815...

Two Teaser Videos And A Leaked Handson Footage Of The Huawei P30 Pro Emerge

The hype train continues to roll and to keep the steam going, Huawei released two more teaser videos for the P30 Pro emphasizing on the camera capabilities. More precisely, the zoom and the 3D ToF sensor on the back. The videos originally appeared on Weibo and were posted by Huawei, so it's as official as it gets. Along with those, we get a newly surfaced hands-on video that once again, shows off the fast under-display fingerprint reader. We don't know what kind of fingerprint scanner Huawei used - either optical or ultrasonic - but it appears to be blazing fast. The...

Hmd Global Responds To The Nokia 7 Plus Units In Europe Sending Data To China

Update [March 23]: HMD Global has published a statement, reiterating that no personally identifiable information has been shared with any third party. To further clarify things, the company has additionally put together an infographic explaining what data it does collect and what it uses it for. Nokia infographic on data collection (click for full-size image) The original article follows. Shortly after the news broke about the batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices sending private user data to a Chinese server, HMD Global responded with an official statement. The...

Huawei Malaysia Slips Up Confirms The Huawei P30 Lite Is Really The Nova 4e

The flagship P30 phones have been the stars of two major leaks, but the Huawei P30 lite is not getting left behind - it leaked too. And these are leaks straight from Huawei.com mind you, it doesn't get any more reliable than this. Still, the P30 lite leak is fairly tame, in fact it just confirms something we suspected all along - the phone will merely be a rebranded Huawei nova 4e, which was unveiled last week. Huawei P30 lite, aka nova 4e Here's the proof - check the images on the official page on Huawei Malaysia for the 4e, the folder and image file names make it quite...

Nokia Phones Being Investigated For Sending Data To China

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on a tip from a device owner. Henrik Austad, the man who gave the tip, said […]

AT&T CEO Got A Robocall During A Live Interview

People in the United States really want the Federal Communications Commission and mobile carriers to do something about robocalls. They have become a nuisance with one report suggested that more than 26 billion robocalls are now being placed in the country annually. So it may be entirely unsurprising to see that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson got a robocall during a live interview. Stephenson was at an Economic Club event in […]

WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month. According to WABetaInfo, the app was first spotted on the Mexican App […]

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be Available For Purchase April 5

Last month when Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, they also announced that there would be a 5G variant of the handset. There was no mention of when the phone will be launched, but according to Yonhap News (via PhoneArena), Samsung has confirmed the phone’s availability for the 5th of April.Unfortunately this launch date will only be for South Korea which means that it is still unclear when it might make […]

Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game

Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.For those who have been following Angry Birds related news, […]

Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser They Want To Use

Some of you might recall that many years ago, Microsoft ran into some antitrust issues where they were accused of forcing Internet Explorer onto its Windows users. Clearly that has set a precedent because over in Europe, Google has run into similar problems where back in 2018, the company was hit with a $5 billion fine by the EU.The company has since made some changes where in an announcement on […]

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold Video Shows Off A Very Obvious Crease

Samsung has been very secretive with their Galaxy Fold smartphone. They officially unveiled it at their Unpacked event in February, but even then the phone was kept behind a glass and no one was allowed to touch it. Now thanks to a recently leaked video, it seems that someone had managed to get their hands on the handset and we have to say that we’re not that impressed.For starters it […]

Facebook Messenger Updated With Threaded Replies

If you’re chatting with someone, sometimes your messages can get lost in the conversation and it might be confusing. However this is an issue that has been solved in some messenger apps, such as WhatsApp which lets you reply to certain messages with a quote to give it better context to the reader.The good news for those who chat a lot using Facebook Messenger, it seems that Facebook has started […]

Opera For Android Gets An Integrated Free VPN

Opera for Android users will be delighted to hear that the company has integrated its free VPN service with its Android browser. Prior to its change of ownership, the company had launched an Opera VPN service which was a standalone app for iOS and Android. It later integrated the service into the desktop browser. However, Opera VPN was discontinued last year. It’s back now and lives within the Android browser. […]

T-Mobile Subscribers Can Get A Free Year Of MLB.TV Again

T-Mobile offers its subscribers a lot of freebies through its Tuesdays app one of which has been a yearly subscription to MLB.TV. The carrier is bringing back this offer once again for the year. Interested subscribers will be able to get it on March 26th. The subscription itself is valued at $118.99. The carrier announced today that it has renewed its partnership with MLB.TV for four more years. This should, […]

How to Create App Folders on iPhone

Staying organized is a way to save time. You can do this by Creating folders and Grouping Apps of same nature all at one place. It is effortless and an efficient practice which you must follow absolutely. In this article, we will walk you through all the steps needed to Create Folders and Group apps on iPhoneCreating  Folders in iPhone with iOS 7 and below You need a minimum of […]

The Razer Phone 3 Might Not Be Dead After All

Last month it was reported that Razer might have killed off their Razer Phone lineup. This was based on a report that revealed that Razer had laid off some members from its smartphone division. Razer did not fully confirm whether or not the Razer Phone was dead, but now a report from DigiTimes has revealed that maybe the Razer Phone 3 might not be dead after all.According to DigiTimes, “Razer […]

Checkout On Instagram Lets You Shop Within The App

There’s no shortage of people hawking stuff on Instagram. Whether it’s a fitness model you follow who’s promoting a diet tea or a clothing brand showcasing its latest range. It’s a platform which may influence your next shopping decision. That’s why Instagram has been building out shopping features on the platform with Checkout on Instagram being the latest one. It will enable users to shop for products without having to […]

Google Inbox App Shutting Down On April 2nd

You may have heard that Google+ will bite the dust on April 2nd but it’s not going to be the only Google service to meet its demise on that day. The company has now started sending notifications to Inbox users that the service is going to bid farewell on the same day. Google sent out emails late last year to confirm that it would shut down Inbox in 2019. It […]

Motorola Could Have A Smartphone Powered By Samsung’s Exynos Chipset

Samsung has their own chipsets in the form of the Exynos range. However for the most part, these Exynos chipsets have been exclusive to Samsung devices, but if recent benchmarks are to be believed, Motorola could be working on a handset that is powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipset.This is according to a sighting on Geekbench (via PhoneArena) in which a phone dubbed the Moto P40 was sighted powered by the […]

Huawei’s P30 Series Might Not Come Cheap

Our smartphones these days are increasing in prices and if you’re hoping that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will change that, think again. According to a report from WinFuture.de, it seems that the upcoming P30 will be priced at 749 Euro, while the P30 Pro will be priced starting at 999 Euro for the base model, but will go up to 1,099 Euro for the 256GB model.However the good […]

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Goes Official

Xiaomi had confirmed that it would be unveiling its new gaming smartphone on March 18th and the company has done just that today. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 handset is official today. The number here doesn’t hide the fact that this is the successor to Xiaomi’s original Black Shark smartphone. As expected, the Black Shark 2 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 mobile platform coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB […]

Purdue University Bans Netflix In Academic Buildings

Don’t expect to catch up on your favorite shows during class if you go to Purdue University. That’s because the university has decided to ban Netflix and other streaming services in academic buildings. This ban extends to music streaming services as well in academic buildings on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus. The ban obviously applies if the students are using the university Wi-Fi. Not only has the university banned access […]

Android Q Testing Out The Use Of Chat Heads For Notifications

One of the nifty features of Facebook Messenger is that it uses chat heads that are displayed on the main screen and overlays on top of other apps. Some might find it intrusive or annoying, but the fact that it is always present means that it is easy to get to, especially if you use Facebook Messenger often.Now it seems that Google could be borrowing the feature as well because […]

WhatsApp Testing In-App Browser, Reverse Image Search

When you click on a link to a website on WhatsApp, it usually opens the link in your phone’s browser, whichever browser that you have set as your default. However according to the folks at WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp is testing out using an in-app browser, similar to how Facebook links open up within the app’s own browser.Presumably the idea, similar to having in-line videos, is that it will […]

SwiftKey Adds Google As A Search Engine Option

While Microsoft might have failed on the mobile hardware front, the company has been making some inroads by introducing their own software and services to other platforms such as iOS and Android. They have also acquired other apps such as SwiftKey, giving them more in-roads to Apple and Google’s operating systems.Unsurprisingly apps such as SwiftKey relied on Bing for its built-in search engine, but it seems that Microsoft could have […]

Future Samsung Smartphones Could Drop The Hole-In Display

Samsung’s answer to the notch comes in the form of a hole-in display, where a small cutout has been made to accommodate the front-facing camera. We’re not sure if it is better or worse since it ultimately impacts the design of the phone and interrupts the display (although it does come with some fun wallpapers).However it seems that the company thinks of it as a temporary solution as they work […]

Additional Huawei P30, P30 Pro Specs Leaked

Huawei has confirmed that come 26th of March, they will be officially unveiling the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. Now thanks to leaked information from WinFuture.de, additional details about the upcoming phone has been released along with some renders that give us some information about what we might be able to expect.According to the publication, the Huawei P30 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch 2340×1080 OLED display, while the P30 […]

Gboard For iOS Now Lets You Translate On The Fly

Google Translate does a pretty good job at translating different languages. The only drawback is that if you’re chatting with someone,  you need to switch back and forth between the app and the translation. However the good news is that it looks like Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for iOS where it now comes with a built-in translation tool.Basically what this means is that when you’re typing, you […]

Snapchat’s Gaming Platform Rumored To Arrive Next Month

If a new report is to be believed, we might see the launch of a gaming platform for Snapchat next month. The announcement is expected at the Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles on April 4th. Snap, the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, has not confirmed or denied the report about the launch of a gaming platform. This won’t be the first time that Snap would try its […]

Samsung Reportedly Supplying OLED Displays For Huawei P30 Pro

Samsung Electronics may face intense competition from the likes of Apple and Huawei but several of the conglomerate’s affiliates conduct business with these companies as well. Samsung Display supplied OLED panels to Apple for the iPhone X and it’s now claimed that the company has inked a similar deal with Huawei. It’s apparently supplying OLED panels for the Huawei P30 Pro, the Chinese telecommunication giant’s next flagship smartphone. Samsung has […]

apples 2019 iphones could offer reverse wireless charging

When Apple launched their 2017 iPhones, they finally introduced wireless charging to its smartphones. In fact there have been recently discovered patents that even suggests that Apple could be interested in reverse wireless charging. However it looks like those patents could very well come true soon enough.In a report from Macotakara, they have learnt from

samsung galaxy m10 and m20 in for review

Samsung announced the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 at a launch event in India as the first two members of the phone maker's new mid-range lineup. And now that we finally got a chance to welcome them to our office it's time we see if they are good enough. Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 Both

kyocera duraforce pro 2 launched on att

These days a lot of our smartphones have been designed to look good, and we suppose that’s a fair thing to do. However there are some users out there who need a phone that can withstand the elements, and while our smartphones do come with water-resistance, their design does leave them a bit too fragile

xiaomi mi 9 se may soon launch for global markets

The Mi 9 SE that was announced last month is currently available only in China. But that may change soon as the smartphone has been listed on Xiaomi Global's compliance page which hints at the company planning to expand its availability. However, don't get your hopes high just yet as there are some other smartphones