AT&T Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

The country’s second largest mobile carrier, AT&T, has announced that it will now accept cryptocurrency payments. That’s good news for those who use digital currencies to manage their affairs but not so much for anyone else who don’t really have any incentive to trade their real money for cryptocurrencies. AT&T says that it’s the first carrier in the country to start accepting cryptocurrency payments. AT&T has confirmed that it will […]

Week 21 In Review Huawei Hit Hard By Usachina Trade War

This week politics spilled over into the world of technology quite suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. Last week the US put Chinese Huawei on a ban list and this week we felt the consequences as Google suspended Huawei's license to use Android. Google later revoked the ban for 90 days but that still doesn't give Huawei a real way of using its Android. The issues get further complicated. A trade war encompasses a huge spectrum of businesses and the US has a huge network of partners. UK-based chip design giant ARM had to cut ties with Huawei, effectively ending the Chinese company's Kirin...

Weekly Poll Are You Sticking With Huawei Or Honor

Huawei is in big trouble - between losing its Android license and getting cut off by ARM, the company's smartphone business is in limbo. It is trying to fight back against the ban, but right now its future looks grim. This isn't just bad for Huawei, but for consumers too. And we don't just mean the loss of competition. If you currently have a Huawei or an Honor phone, it just lost much of its resale value. And even if you weren't planning on selling it, it won't get the next major OS upgrade, meaning you may have to get a new phone sooner. If last week you were looking to buy, say, a...

Asus Zenfone 6 In For Review

Is Asus the new OnePlus? The Zenfone 6 will launch at €500, a price point that OnePlus hasn't hit since the 5T. Not to mention that it offers features that fans have been clamoring for. Yes, there's a microSD slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a huge battery (5,000mAh), a notification LED too. All those are things that major players - Apple, Huawei and Google - have "outgrown" in their flagships, only Samsung seems to be holding down the fort. And Asus. Even mostly pure Android - not One as Asus wanted to include some value-added features, but still free of the burden of a heavy skin....

Weekly Poll Results Oneplus 7 Pro Splits Fans Opinions

OnePlus built its reputation by making near-flagship phones and selling them at half flagship prices. Simple math would tell you that's a lot of value for money. However, starting with the OnePlus 7 Pro the equation has changed - it's a proper flagship at a full flagship price. And that has left fans with mixed emotions. In last week's poll there is a nearly even split between people who want the Pro and those who think there are better flagships out there. There's some good news for OnePlus - people like the Pro a lot more than they do the vanilla OnePlus 7 and relatively few think...

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 Fcc

Samsung launched the Galaxy Xcover 4 way back in March 2017, and it now seems the company will soon follow up with its successor, which will be likely called the Galaxy Xcover 5. A Samsung smartphone bearing model number SM-G398FN/DS, believed to be the Galaxy Xcover 5, has bagged FCC certification hinting at an imminent launch. The listing reveals that the phone will ship with a 10.78 Wh battery at 3.85 Volts, which translates to 2,800 mAh. That's the same capacity as Xcover 4's cell. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 FCC doesn't reveal any other hardware details about the Xcover 5, but...

Redmi K20 Blue Color Pop Up Camera

Three days ago, Redmi shared an image showing off the K20 in Red-ish paint job. Now, a photo doing rounds on Chinese social network Weibo shows us this upcoming smartphone in Blue color. This photo of the K20 seems to have been captured in a store in China, and it not only shows us the phone in Blue and Red shades, but also reveals the pop-up selfie camera along with the fascia of the K20 that has slim bezels and no notch. The image also includes key specifications of the K20 like Snapdragon 730 SoC, 48MP main camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Redmi has previously confirmed a few...

Samsung Galaxy A50 Price Cut India

Samsung has slashed the price of the Galaxy A50 in India by INR1,500 ($22), bringing down the 4GB RAM model to INR18,490 ($267) and the 6GB RAM variant to INR21,490 ($310). You can purchase the A50 at the new price from Flipkart, Amazon.in, and the company's official India site. Samsung Galaxy A50 in Black, Blue, and White colors The Samsung Galaxy A50 is powered by an Exynos 9610 SoC and runs Android Pie out-of-the-box. It flaunts a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and packs a 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. The Galaxy A50 comes with a triple...

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Zb602kl Android Pie Update Rollout

Asus rolled out the Android Pie update for the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) last month, but it was only restricted to the Indian units bearing model number ZB601KL. Now, this Taiwanese phone maker has expanded the rollout of Pie globally for all the units sporting model number ZB602KL. Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) This new build carries version number 16.2017.1905.053 and weighs over 1.5GB in size. It comes with May 2019 Android security patch and fixes issues related to HD graphics option in PUBG Mobile and call waiting. Asus is rolling out the update over-the-air in batches, and it may...

Redmi Go 16gb Storage Variant India Soon

The Redmi Go has two storage options - 8GB and 16GB, but in India customers only get the 8GB version. However, the company has now announced that it will soon bring a new variant to India with more onboard storage, and it could be the 16GB model. Redmi has shared a photo on Twitter with the text "Zyada space = Zyada photos" which translates to "More space = More photos." Redmi doesn't explicitly mention the Redmi Go, but the use of the hashtag #ApkiNayiDuniya (translation: Your New World) makes it clear that Redmi Go with more storage is coming soon to India. It's the same hashtag that...

Interest In Huawei Devices Dwindles Following Us Ban Replaced With Interest In Samsung And Xiaomi Ph

The US ban of Huawei is causing all sorts of trouble for the Chinese phone maker including its ability to sell new smartphones in markets where the brand has a strong presence. According to Reuters, a product comparison website called PriceSpy has reportedly seen significantly lower click rates in the past four days. It's not just network providers and tech giants who are turning their backs on Huawei. Over the last four days, Huawei handsets have slumped in popularity - receiving almost half as many clicks as they did last week in the UK and 26% less on the global stage. PriceSpy has...

Google Will Reveal Stadia Pricing Launch Information And Announce Titles Soon

Back in March, Google unveiled a new cloud-based gaming platform called "Stadia". The platform would be capable of running all kinds of games on high-capacity servers and "stream" the games directly to any device connected to a fast-enough internet connection. A tweet from the official Google Stadia handle suggests that the platform is nearly ready to launch. This summer, three of the wishes you've been asking for will finally be granted:💰 Price Reveal🎮 Game Announcements🚀 Launch InfoStay tuned here for more Stadia details coming soon.— Stadia (@GoogleStadia)...

Best Buy Cancels All Galaxy Fold Preorders Samsung Still Doesnt Have A Release Date

Samsung postponed the Galaxy Fold's launch indefinitely due to issues that some reviewers found with debris possibly entering through the hinge and damaging the folding display, as well as the protective cover applied to the panel, which looked so much like a screen protector that people might be tempted to pull it off, thus killing the panel. The Korean company has detailed the improvements it's made to the Galaxy Fold earlier this month, and for weeks now it's been saying a new release date will be announced imminently. That still hasn't happened, though, and Best Buy has lost its...

Redmi K20 Nonpro To Be Powered By The Snapdragon 730 Headphone Jack Confirmed

Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is set to unveil its first ever flagship smartphone, the K20 Pro, on May 28. This phone has been leaking like crazy, and Redmi GM Lu Weibing has been slowly drip-feeding us information about the upcoming device codenamed "Demon King". In the latest such Weibo post, Lu Weibing reveals that the K20 Pro will have a headphone jack as well as Hi-Res Audio certification. With all this talk about the K20 Pro, we've almost forgotten that there's a non-Pro K20 coming too. Thankfully new information from China claims to shed light on what the main difference between the...

Best Buy Has Cancelled All Samsung Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders

Following the issues in early review units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company decided to recall the review units and also promised that they would be making changes to improve on the durability of the handset. Unfortunately, Samsung did not state when the improved models will be released, but it seems that it might not be anytime soon.In a post on the Best Buy forums, the retailer has announced […]

Oneplus 7 Pro Hit With Insufficient Stock In China Just As Phantom Touch Issue Appears

The OnePlus 7 Pro went on sale in China on May 21 and sales exceeded CNY 1 billion ($144 million) in just one minute, making it JD.com's best selling single product. The phone is so popular in its home market, in fact, that OnePlus really didn't have enough stock prepared. The company has acknowledged the problem, and CEO Pete Lau has promised to shift some inventory meant for overseas markets to China in order to keep angry fans happy. This might take a while, though, and in the meantime orders made during the sale on May 23 will only end up being shipped on June 1. Lau said efforts are...

3D Touch Could Be Eliminated In 2019’s iPhones

One of the features Apple introduced to its iPhones a few years ago was 3D Touch. This is an expansion of its Force Touch technology found on the Apple Watch, which also made its way into the trackpads of its MacBook family of laptops. However, admittedly the tech never quite took off on the iPhone, so much so that it could be eliminated for good starting this year.This is according […]

Apple’s 2020 iPhones Could Have Full-Screen Touch ID

If you thought that Apple was done with Touch ID for good, at least as far as its iPhones are concerned, think again. This is because in a report from MacRumors, they cite a research note by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates in which following a meeting with some suppliers in Apple’s supply chain, they have come up with some predictions for future iPhones.Specifically, there was mention of […]

2019 iPhone Models Revealed And Confirmed In Eurasian Database

We know that Apple plans to release new iPhones this year. If the rumors are to be believed, this will include the iPhone 11, the 11 Plus, and the XR 2. Note that these names aren’t final as it is unclear how Apple plans on moving forwards with its naming scheme, but regardless, those models are the successors to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the XR from 2018.If you […]

Ios 1231 Is Out To Fix Issues With Volte And The Messages App

Today Apple has released iOS 12.3.1 to all of the supported iPhones and iPads. As its name implies, this is in no way a big release, it's actually just meant to fix a bunch of bugs. Those bugs have to do with VoLTE calls - specifically there was an issue that could prevent making or receiving such calls. The Messages app got two fixes too, one of a bug that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even if you had the Filter Unknown Senders option enabled, and the other of an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages...

Verizons Lg V40 Thinq Is Now Receiving The Android 9 Pie Update

LG isn't really known for fast updates in the Android world, so it shouldn't surprise you that it's only today started pushing out Android 9 Pie for the V40 ThinQ units sold by Verizon. We're less than three months away from the official release of Android Q by Google, so this is definitely a case of "better late than never". The update arrives over-the-air as build V405UA20a and it includes the April 1, 2019 security patch level. Aside from all the goodies that Google baked into Pie last year, including the pill-based two-button gesture navigation system, you're also receiving some new...

Vivo Z5x Is Official With Punchhole Selfie Camera Triple Rear Shooters

After many leaks, vivo has finally made the Z5x official today at an event in China. The company's Z line is made up of its most affordable devices, and the Z5x is no exception. It starts at just CNY 1,398, which at the current exchange rates translates into $202 or €180. For that amount of cash you get a smartphone with vivo's first punch-hole selfie camera, located in the top left. It's a 16 MP shooter, this, with f/2.0 aperture. The display itself is a 6.53-inch LCD panel with 1080x2340 resolution. On the rear there's a fingerprint scanner and a triple camera setup. The main...

Oneplus 7 Pro Features For Older Smartphones

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7 Pro last week, and with it, introduced new features like Zen Mode, Screen Recorder, and Fnatic Mode. Two days ago, the company confirmed that Zen Mode and Screen Recorder would be rolled out to OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, and 6T. And now, this Chinese phone maker has shared a list of OnePlus 7 Pro features which will make their way to its older smartphones. Here's the list of OnePlus 7 Pro features coming to OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T: Fnatic Mode Zen Mode Screen Recorder Quick Reply in landscape DC dimming RAM Boost OnePlus has been working on DC...

Redmi K20 And K20 Pro Will Be Available In Poland Under The Xiaomi Brand

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro have been leaking around like crazy and the hype around those two devices is real. But worldwide availability is still unconfirmed although, the latest piece of information sounds promising in this regard. According to inside sources connected to a Polish tech website, the duo of flagships will be made available in Poland but under Xiaomi's branding. They will likely be called Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro, respectively. The publication says that the source is reliable and is 100% sure that the phones will be carrying these names and will launch in Poland....

Lenovo Z6 Pro 5g Will Come Will Have A Transparent Back Variant

It's clear that the Lenovo Z6 Pro will have a 5G-capable variant down the road and the company's VP teased on Weibo that the 5G iteration will also have a transparent back version of its own called Explorer Edition. It's definitely a nice touch and judging by the renders, the Z6 Pro will be a looker. It's not clear (no pun intended), however, if the back will be transparent so you can peek into the internals directly or there will be an illustrative sticker like the Xiaomi Mi 8's Explorer. We hope it will be the former. To remind you, the Z6 Pro 5G will come with dual-SIM...

New Bill Makes Probable Cause Necessary To Search Devices At Borders

As it stands, customs officials at the border don’t require a warrant or even probable cause to search your electronic devices. This, as you can probably imagine, has led to more than a few incidents where things have gone south. Two U.S. senators have now introduced a bill which would make the entire system more reasonable by mandating that border agents have probable cause to search the device. Senator Ron […]

25 Percent Of All Google Duplex Calls Are Conducted By Humans

Google’s introduced its AI-based Duplex reservation service at I/O 2018. The AI can make phone calls on your behalf to set up things like restaurant reservations and salon appointments. Duplex has since been rolled out to almost the entire country, however, it still require human intervention from time to time. Google has revealed that 25 percent of calls placed through Duplex are conducted by humans currently. What that figure means […]

OnePlus 7 Pro To Get A Camera Update Next Week

The OnePlus 7 Pro hit the market merely a couple of weeks ago. Some early customers have expressed some concerns about the camera software as they feel that it could be improved to enhance the overall imaging prowess of the device. OnePlus has acknowledged that and confirmed that a camera update is being developed for the OnePlus 7 Pro. It could be released as early as next week. The OnePlus […]

Apple Sends Out Media Invites To WWDC 2019 For June 3

Are you excited to see what Apple has in store for its Mac and iOS devices? If you are, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company is gearing up for its upcoming WWDC 2019 event. They have started to send out invites to the event which was previously confirmed to take place on the 3rd of June, 2019.Many have pointed out how this year’s WWDC is feeling a […]

WhatsApp Confirms That Ads Will Start To Show Up In 2020

Despite WhatsApp having been around for years and with Facebook paying a whopping $16 billion to acquire them, the company has yet to figure out how exactly monetize the app. Previously, WhatsApp could be bought as a one-off purchase, and later it was suggested that this could be an annual subscription, but ultimately the app ended up being completely free.However, last year it was revealed that Facebook had plans to […]

Apple Will Notify Customers If iPhone Upgrades Could Lead To Slowdowns

A couple of years ago, Apple landed themselves in trouble when it was discovered that older iPhones were being throttled via software updates. According to Apple, they justified this by saying that due to degrading battery health, without the throttling of the iPhone’s speed, it can lead to the phone shutting down at random.However, customers weren’t too thrilled about it as they were not notified and were not given a […]

OnePlus 3 And 3T Finally Get Android 9 Pie Update

It’s not common for Android devices to get more than two major OS updates. So when a device is released, it will only be supported for two major OS updates in most cases. There have been deviations from the norm in a few cases but the two year cutoff is more or less the norm in the industry. You can imagine how happy OnePlus would have made its customers when […]

Apple Pay Express Transit Integration Debuts In Portland

iPhone and Apple Watch owners in the United States can now use the Express Transit functionality of their devices for the first time in the United States. Portland has become the first city in the entire country to offer integration for the Apple Pay Express Transit feature. They will be able to use it to board the TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains, and the Portland Streetcar in […]

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets

Sony’s Xperia smartphone business has been losing money for quite some time now. Despite rumors that the company was looking to give up on the business altogether, Sony has reiterated its commitment to making smartphones, but will only be selling them in four markets going forward. It’s exiting all of the other markets for a more sustainable approach to the business. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that the Xperia smartphone […]

Justice Department Comes Out Against T-Mobile And Sprint Merger

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint now faces a major hurdle. The Antitrust Division at the United States Justice Department has come out against the deal. It has recommended that the law enforcement agency block the merger between these two major U.S. carriers. This, according to a news report. CNBC reports that the antitrust division staff of the Justice Department has recommended that a lawsuit be filed to block […]

Tor Browser Launched For Android, Brings Private Internet Browsing

Browsers like Google’s Chrome have a feature called Incognito Mode which is meant to help keep your browsing sessions private. However, sometimes that doesn’t always work as intended and that there is still some work to be done to ensure a truly private browsing session. However, if you don’t mind using an alternative browser, then you might be interested to learn that the Tor Browser has officially launched for Android.The […]

Valve Brings Its Steam Chat App To Mobile Devices

It goes without saying that Steam is one of the more widely-used game distribution platforms at the moment, and as such, there are many users who rely on its service to not only play games, but to keep in touch with their friends as well. For those who want to stay in touch with their Steam friends on the go, you’re in luck.Valve has announced that the Steam Chat app […]

This Is How Smooth The OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz Screen Is

OnePlus recently launched their latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro. One of the highlights of the handset is its 90Hz display, which while might not be as smooth as the Razer Phone’s 120Hz display, is still a step up above most of what the competition is offering in the market today.To show off how smooth the display is, OnePlus shared a video on its Facebook page (you can check […]

TikTok Owner Is Reportedly Developing A Spotify Competitor

TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps right now. It lets users make short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs and other pop culture references. It has proven to be an immense hit, particularly in emerging markets. A new report mentions that ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, is now developing a Spotify competitor to challenge the world’s top music streaming service in precisely those markets. Bloomberg […]

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative. A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to […]

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out

Adobe Premiere Rush is essentially a trimmed version of its Premiere Pro and Audition tools that are meant for serious video editors. The company first released the Premiere Rush app for iOS, Windows, and Mac late last year. It said at that time that the app will eventually be released for Android. Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is finally rolling out today. Adobe has created Premiere Rush to provide mobile […]

Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Just Launched in London

At an event in London, Honor just launched two new Android smartphones aimed at the “Premium” market ($450-$600), the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handsets. The brand has been doing very well in that market for the past 2-3 years, taking share away from competitors.The Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handset complement a more affordable offering in the Honor 20 Lite launched earlier. If you are not familiar […]

Pixel 3a Phones Randomly Powering Off For Some Users

It has been almost two weeks since Google released the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Some users have already started reporting an issue with the device. They are experiencing their handsets randomly powering off during the day. As you can probably imagine, this causes a lot of nuisance for those who are using the new handsets as their daily drivers, which is most of the users complaining about the […]

Google Calendar Updated With Dark Mode

Google has really embraced the dark mode for its mobile apps recently. It has already brought the dark theme to apps like Messages, Calculator, Contacts, and Keep so it’s not surprising to see that similar treating is now being meted out to Google Calendar. That app has now been updated with a dark mode as well. Google’s newfound appreciation for the dark theme goes beyond updates for its native applications. […]

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Earlier, it was reported that following the US government’s decision to blacklist Huawei from doing business with US companies, Google confirmed that due to this decision, they would be suspending their business dealings with the company. This was a huge deal as it effectively cut off future Huawei devices from access to Google’s services and also Android.Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released […]

Say Goodbye To Custom Google Pixel Phone Cases

For the most part, smartphone makers usually offer their customers official cases to use with their smartphones. Google had done something similar with their Nexus and Pixel handsets through the “My Case” program that lets users create custom smartphone cases for their devices.Unfortunately, it seems that this program is no more. According to 9to5Google, they discovered that when Google launched their new Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, the company […]

Qualcomm And Intel To Cease Business Dealings With Huawei

As you might have heard, Google had recently confirmed that they will no longer be doing business with Huawei following the US government blacklisting the Chinese company. It seems that they are not alone because in a report from Bloomberg, other companies are now following suit as well.This includes the likes of Qualcomm, Intel, and Broadcom, all of whom are expected to cut their business dealings with the company. The […]

Google Suspends Business With Huawei Following US Government’s Blacklisting

Huawei is in all sorts of trouble. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Google has suspended their business dealings with the company following the US government officially blacklisting Huawei. What this means is that Huawei will no longer have access to US businesses such as Google, which also includes access to Android.This means that future Huawei handsets will no longer be able to access Android and Google’s […]

Major U.S. Carriers Say They Don’t Sell Your Location Data Anymore

The four major carriers in the United States have said that they are no longer selling users’ location data to third-party data aggregators. The carriers had previously promised to halt this practice in June of last year. They have now confirmed that this practice has stopped in a response to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s request regarding an update on the matter. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have responded to the […]

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots

Following reports that the next major iteration of Android OS won’t have support for scrolling screenshots, it appears that this feature has been added to the docket for the one after that. Scrolling screenshots were recently marked as “infeasible” in the Android issue tracker but that decision has now been overruled, paving the way for stock Android to have this feature as well. The scrolling screenshot feature is quite handy […]

week 21 in review huawei hit hard by usachina trade war

This week politics spilled over into the world of technology quite suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. Last week the US put Chinese Huawei on a ban list and this week we felt the consequences as Google suspended Huawei's license to use Android. Google later revoked the ban for 90 days but that still doesn't give Huawei

asus zenfone 6 in for review

Is Asus the new OnePlus? The Zenfone 6 will launch at €500, a price point that OnePlus hasn't hit since the 5T. Not to mention that it offers features that fans have been clamoring for. Yes, there's a microSD slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a huge battery (5,000mAh), a notification LED too. All those are

samsung galaxy xcover 5 fcc

Samsung launched the Galaxy Xcover 4 way back in March 2017, and it now seems the company will soon follow up with its successor, which will be likely called the Galaxy Xcover 5. A Samsung smartphone bearing model number SM-G398FN/DS, believed to be the Galaxy Xcover 5, has bagged FCC certification hinting at an imminent

redmi k20 blue color pop up camera

Three days ago, Redmi shared an image showing off the K20 in Red-ish paint job. Now, a photo doing rounds on Chinese social network Weibo shows us this upcoming smartphone in Blue color. This photo of the K20 seems to have been captured in a store in China, and it not only shows us the

samsung galaxy a50 price cut india

Samsung has slashed the price of the Galaxy A50 in India by INR1,500 ($22), bringing down the 4GB RAM model to INR18,490 ($267) and the 6GB RAM variant to INR21,490 ($310). You can purchase the A50 at the new price from Flipkart, Amazon.in, and the company's official India site. Samsung Galaxy A50 in Black, Blue,