Oneplus 8 Blind Sale In Germany Goes Underway

While we're all patiently waiting for the April 14 launch for the latest OnePlus 8 series phones, Deutsche Telekom has started a blind sale campaign for the upcoming OnePlus flagship. The promo commemorates the six-year partnership between the carrier and OnePlus and gives those impatient to get their hands on the latest phones a chance to be among the first to receive the latest OnePlus flagship. The bundle includes the latest flagship OnePlus phone, limited edition packaging and additional OnePlus accessories. It does not specify which phone you're getting but we're guessing it's the...

Apple Updates Imovie And Iwork Suite For Ipados With Mouse And Trackpad Support

Apple has updated iMovie and the iWork suite of apps for iOS and iPadOS. Among the many changes across the four apps, the main one is the added support for mice and trackpad support on iPads running the latest version of iPadOS. It also adds support for the Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro models. The updates also bring some other useful changes, such as keyboard shortcuts and support for PNG, BMP, GIF and TIFF images in iMovie, color, gradient or image as background in Pages, background color in Numbers, new themes in Keynote, and ability to add a document to iCloud Drive...

Realme Smartphones Price Increase India

Earlier today we reported that Apple, Xiaomi, and Oppo increased the prices of their smartphones in India after the Indian government increased the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on smartphones from 12% to 18%. Now, Chinese phone maker Realme too has announced a price hike on its smartphones in India, which is effective starting today. You can read the full statement from Realme below. The Realme 6 which was launched in India with a starting price of INR12,999 ($170/€160) now costs INR13,999 ($185/€170), and its Pro version, which was launched with a base price of INR16,999 ($225/€205) now...

Leaked Oneplus 8 Pro Official Images Show Ultramarine Blue And Glacial Green Colors

The OnePlus 8 Pro will have an exclusive color, Ultramarine Blue, which you can see in these official images that leaked a couple of weeks before the phone's announcement. Like the vanilla OnePlus 8, the Pro will be available in the new Glacial Green hue as well as a more traditional Onyx Black. The Ultramarine version isn't a gradient like the Interstellar Glow of the non-Pro model, however. OnePlus 8 Pro in Ultramarine Blue Leakster Roland Quandt also has some more details to share. As you can see in the images, the display has slightly curvier sides (the vanilla phone is...

Samsung Galaxy A10s Gets Android 10 Update

The latest Samsung smartphone to get updated to Android 10 is the entry-level A10s which was released back in August 2019. The new One UI 2.0 update is currently live in Malaysia and is scheduled to arrive to more regions soon. The update bears the A107FXXU5BTCB build number and also brings the March security patch. As usual, the new firmware update brings improved privacy and security alongside improved gesture navigation and Digital Wellbeing controls. Via

Oneplus 8 Phones Officially Confirmed To Cost Less Than 1000

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are drawing near as the April 14 global announcement date is less then two weeks away. The most recent batches on info on the two handsets have actually come courtesy of none other than company CEO and co-founder Pete Lau. The latter has now shared some extra details on pricing. Sadly he didn't get any more specific than "under $1,000 US price." OnePlus 8 (left) and OnePlus 8 Pro (right) He claimed that even the most expensive version of the OnePlus 8 smartphones with 5G will be less expensive than Samsung's cheapest Galaxy S20 5G phone, which...

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 […]

Oppo Reno3 Pro 5g Goes Through Fcc Hinting At A Global Release

The Oppo Reno3 Pro launched globally in early March with 4G connectivity, but it has a 5G sibling that's a China-exclusive for now. Not for long, though, the Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G has passed through FCC testing, meaning that it's ready to follow the other phone and go global. Even though their names imply a familial relationship, the two phones are actually pretty different. The 5G model has a slightly larger 6.5" AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, a different chipset (Snapdragon 765G), its main camera gets OIS, but drops down to a smaller 48MP sensor. Also, it gains stereo speakers while...

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 […]

Oneplus 8 And 8 Pro Cases Show New Colors For The Sandstone Finish

Sandstone is an iconic look for the OnePlus family of phones - it's mostly defined by its texture, but the color has remained fairly consistent too. That will change with the launch of the OnePlus 8 phones as this selection of official cases shows. The OnePlus 8 and Pro will get a Cyan Sandstone case. The smaller phone also gets a Purple Sandstone, as well as a clear case to show off those new colors. There's also a black Nylon case that keeps things simple. OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro cases, including new colors for the sandstone texture The OnePlus 8 Pro has exclusive dibs on the...

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 […]

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Mi Smart Band 4 New Update

Xiaomi has released new software updates for the Mi Band 3 and Mi Smart Band 4 (aka Mi Band 4 in China) that now lets you unlock your laptops with the smart bands without having to install a third-party app on your smartphones. Initially this feature is only available for the Indian users and you can only unlock laptops running Windows 10 OS. Mi Smart Band 4 The new updates also improve the step counter to prevent the fitness bands from recording ghost steps. You first need to update the Mi Fit app on your smartphone to install the new firmware on your Mi Band 3 and Mi Smart...

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Case Mold Gives Us An Idea Of What To Expect

With Samsung's Galaxy S20 line out of the way, leaks are starting to shift to the upcoming Galaxy Note 20. While Samsung usually updates its Galaxy Note line come the end of Summer, we've already seen some early rumors swirling around. Now, we get some idea on the possible design of the next Galaxy Note's back. According to an image of the case mold of the official Galaxy Note 20 LED View Cover shared by Roland Quandt, the next flagship in the Note line will follow the new Samsung design language with a large rectangular camera cutout around the back. This one in particular looks similar...

Moto Z4 Verizon Android 10 Update

Motorola released Android 10 for the Moto Z4 last month and now it's rolling out to the units locked to Verizon's network. The firmware sports version QDF30.130-42 and brings in system-wide dark mode and improved notifications. It also includes the Android security patch that's dated March 1, 2020. The update is rolling out over the air and should reach all the units locked to Verizon's network in a few days. Source | Via

Apple Xiaomi Oppo Increase Price India Gst

Xiaomi, Apple, and other major companies have increased the prices of their devices, with the changes coming into effect starting today, April 1. Although it sounds like a joke, it is actually true - the Indian government increased the Goods & Services Tax (GST) from 12% to 18%, and combined with the weak currency, made manufacturers rethink their pricing policy. Xiaomi sent out a press release, announcing that it has "no option other than to increase prices" since it is operating on less than 5% profit margin. The new prices will be effective immediately. Oppo sent out an updated...

Oppo Reno Ace Infinity To Come With Airrecharging Technology

Today Oppo has showcased a smartphone, called Oppo Ace Infinity. According to the company, it will arrive with FreeVOOC air-recharging technology which can achieve a stable charging power of 5-10W within 10 meters. There's even a short promo video, explaining the technology a bit. The video says the Free VOOC coil is embedded in the rim of the Ace Infinity. There is an absorption layer, a conversion layer and a conductive material that essentially keeps the battery charged forever. The company calls this "the future of wireless charging" and what better time to announce this...

Oneplus 7 7 Pro 10 0 5 10 3 2 Update

OnePlus has released new software updates for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. They have the same changelogs but are rolling out as OxygenOS 10.3.2 in India and OxygenOS 10.0.5 for European and global units. OnePlus 7 Pro The new builds bump up the Android security patch level on the 7 and 7 Pro to March 2020, squash some bugs, and optimize RAM management. You can check out the full changelog below for more details. System Optimized the RAM management Improved system stability and fixed known issues Updated Android Security Patch to 2020. 03 ...

Halide Gets Updated With Rescue And Improved Raw Support

Halide is arguably the best camera application on iOS and is now even better in its latest version 1.16 update. With this, the developers are improving the raw capture experience, memory management and also introducing something new called Rescue. Let's talk about Rescue first. Rescue is a data loss protection feature that prevents losing images in case something critical goes wrong while shooting. It could be something like the phone running out of battery, getting a call or just a bug in iOS or Halide that could cause the shot you've just taken to never be saved to the photo...

Iphone 9 Could Be Made Official On April 15 New Rumor Says

The upcoming Apple iPhone 9, the successor to the iPhone SE from 2016, has been rumored for a long time now, and it looks like we're finally getting very close to its official introduction. A few weeks ago a report talked about the phone being delayed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but apparently Apple may have had a change of heart. According to a new report, the company held an internal meeting to discuss how to proceed, and the conclusion of said meeting is that the iPhone 9 will get official on April 15. It will then become available on April 22. It's unclear if the...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Is Already Receiving The April Security Update

Samsung has recently had an interesting track record regarding Android security updates, which have at times come out before Google had a chance to release them for its Pixels. The situation is the same this time around. The Galaxy S20 family is now receiving an update that includes the April 2020 security patch level. So far the rollout is happening in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with Korean units set to receive it very soon. Aside from the new security fixes, the new software also packs some general camera improvements. The build number is G98x0ZHU1ATCT, where "x" is to be a different...

Nokia 72 Gets Android 10 Update

Today HMD Global has announced the start of the rollout of the Android 10 update for the Nokia 7.2. This phone was released last September, running Android 9 Pie. Although it, like most other Nokias, is part of the Android One program, which in theory should ensure quick Android OS upgrades, obviously that's not working out as it should. Android 10 has already been out for more than six months at this point, and countless other handsets that aren't part of Android One have been updated to this version. Anyway, let's call it "better late than never". HMD's rollouts have apparently...

Uae Has Unbanned Google Hangouts Meet Cisco Webex And A Few Other Services

The global COVID-19 crisis has pretty much reverberated in every aspect of life around the world in one way or another. One thing most companies and governments have really started to re-evaluate and kick into full throttle is remote working. A new decision in the United Arab Emirates comes as a great example. Officials there have decided to lift bans on Google Hangouts Meet, Cisco Webex, Avaya Spaces, BlueJeans and Slack. All services previously officially unreachable from within the country. The connection between these is clear and this decision comes hot on the heels of another...

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 Sinks 200m Into Japan Display For Equipment Purchase

Apple has finalized a $200m investment into Japan Display that would be used to buy equipment. Up until now, Japan Display had collected $1.5b as a loan from Apple and paid off around $700m, leaving $800m to be paid. Adding to those the current $200m investment and Japan Display is back to a billion USD in debt to Apple. With Apple's $200m investment used as reassurance, Japan Display has managed to secure another $830m as an investment from an asset manager. JDI has been one of Apple's LCD makers and has been tasked with supplying Apple with OLEDs for the Apple Watch. Apple...

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 […]

BMW Could Be The First To Support iOS ‘CarKey’ Feature

According to a report from last month, it was discovered within the code of iOS that Apple seems to be toying with the idea of allowing users to use their iPhones as car keys to unlock their car doors. This isn’t that much of a stretch, especially given that modern cars these days sometimes use key fobs instead of regular keys.However, since Apple doesn’t make their own cars, obviously this […]

2022’s iPhone Could Come With A Periscope Lens

This year’s iPhones have yet to launch, but it seems that there are already some rumors and predictions as to what kind of features the 2022 iPhone could be packing. This is according to a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims that at least one of 2022’s iPhone models could feature a periscope lens.What this means is that in the future, Apple could have an iPhone that will feature […]

Verizon Is Giving Customers An Extra 15GB Of Data To Use

As more of us are staying home during this coronavirus outbreak, it means that we are looking at ways to keep ourselves entertained since we are no longer able to go out to meet friends or interact with colleagues. As such, it’s not surprising that more internet data will be consumed compared to usual.The good news is that Verizon is here to help as the carrier has announced that they […]

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization Could Come To 2020 iPhones

As it stands, Apple’s iPhones offer up optical image stabilization. This means that within each lens, there is a stabilizer that helps keep it stable so that when you are taking photos or videos, it can compensate for movement to prevent blurry photos or shaky video footage. However, that could change with this year’s iPhone.According to a report from MacRumors, they quote a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in […]

Apple’s AirPower Might Not Be Completely Dead After All

Back in 2019, Apple announced that after a year or so of having announced the AirPower wireless charging mat, that the project will be cancelled. Apple did not state the reasons why the device was ultimately canned, but rumors suggested that the company might have been a bit too ambitious with their plans which led to a ton of technical issues.Now according to YouTuber and leakster Jon Prossser, he claims […]

Apple Secretly Acknowledges Hotspot Issues With iOS 13

If you own an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad and are facing hotspot issues, such as being unable to connect to a hotspot or experiencing frequent disconnections, know that this isn’t just limited to your device. According to an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple is secretly aware of it.We say “secretly” because officially and publicly, Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem. Instead, the document is meant […]

WhatsApp And WHO Team Up To Fight Coronavirus Misinformation

Messengers like WhatsApp make for a great tool to help send messages and keep in communication with loved ones. Unfortunately, due to the ease of use, a lot of misinformation can be knowingly and unknowingly shared through the platform. With the world facing a crisis with the coronavirus outbreak, getting accurate information is more important than ever.So much so that WhatsApp and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up […]

our sony xperia 10 plus video review is up

Sony introduced two midrange devices at the MWC this year, all of them with new super-tall 21:9 displays. The first two to come are the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus with the Xperia 1 coming later in the year. We decided to first review the bigger of the two: the Xperia 10 Plus. The Xperia

apple responds to spotifys complaints in an acerbic rant

A couple of days ago we reported that Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission for unfair practices. Spotify claimed that Apple made it difficult for companies like Spotify to compete fairly with Apple's own services on the company's platform by putting artificial restrictions and ever-shifting goalposts. Today Apple fired back

microsoft adds directx 12 support on windows 7

Microsoft has announced that it is bringing DirectX 12 support for Windows 7. The company also announced that Blizzard Entertainment's hugely popular World of Warcraft will become the first title to support DirectX 12 on Windows 7. DirectX 12 is a low-level API launched alongside Windows 10. It aims to improve performance and efficiency by

gboard for ios now has inapp translation capabilities

iOS users have just been treated to new Gboard features. Google's keyboard for iOS can now instantly translate the text as you type it. New translation features in Gboard version 1.42.0 The new update is live on the App Store and brings iPhone and iPad users ability to conveniently translate between the 100+ officially supported languages