Xiaomi Introduces Tseries Ciga Design Mechanical Watch

Xiaomi has been known to branch out in areas outside smartphones for a while and the latest in that line of innovation is the T-series CIGA Design mechanical watch. If you're a fan of gadgets with transparent design than this watch will surely grab your attention. It features a fully clear round body exposing all the mechanical internals of the watch. While it does not offer any of the fitness tracking and notification features found in conventional smartwatches, the T-Series watch focuses on the premium aesthetic and crafstamanship. The casing features a 360-degree view of the insides...

New Samsung Galaxy Watch Update Adds Improved Swim Tracking

Samsung has begun issuing a new firmware update for the Galaxy Watch to US & South Korean users. The R810XXU1CSG4 update comes in at just over 15MB in size and is available for both the 42mm and 46mm non-LTE variants. The main feature is the improved swimming tracking - the watch should now be able to better measure burned calories during swim sessions. The other big change is the ability to disable automated sync for alarms from paired smartphones. This means you can choose to have separate alarms on your smartphone and smartwatch if that's your thing. Installing the new firmware...

Black Shark 2 Pro Specs Geekbench

An unknown Black Shark device, said to be the Black Shark 2 Pro arriving on July 30, has passed through Geekbench. It scored 3,632 and 11,304 points in the benchmark's single and multi-core tests respectively, while revealing its key specs like 12GB RAM and Android Pie. The processor in the listing is "msmnile" a code-name shared by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and the Snapdragon 855+ announced earlier this week. The Black Shark 2 Pro is expected to come with the Snapdragon 855+, putting it on par with the upcoming ROG II phone and the expected nubia Red Magic 3 refresh. The Snapdragon...

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Marketing Campaign Is Reportedly Ready To Start

Stop us if you've heard this one before - the Samsung Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market. According to reports from insiders, the completed redesign has passed all in-house (and real world) tests and the company is preparing to begin the marketing campaign for the phone. It's still not clear when the Fold will be available, however. It's too late for a July launch, but if Samsung wants to beat Huawei, it better hurry up as the Mate X will soon launch in China and go global in September. The next big Samsung event is scheduled for August 7 (it's the Galaxy Note10 Unpacked event)....

Instagram Account Ban Notification

Facebook-owned Instagram has received a lot of flak in the past for disabling accounts without any prior notice. Now, the company has changed its policies and has committed to warning users before disabling their accounts. Instagram users will receive in-app notifications when their accounts are at the risk of getting disabled for violating the community guidelines about nudity, pornography, bullying, harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and terrorism. Users will also get a chance to appeal deleted content and disabled accounts from within the app instead of having to go through...

Motorola One Action Specs Android Enterprise

Specifications and images of the Motorola One Action have leaked already, and it seems an official announcement isn't too far away now as the smartphone has received Android certification from Google and has been listed on the company's Enterprise Recommended devices website. The listing includes an image of the One Action which looks similar to the One Vision announced in May. It also confirms some of the phone's specs like a 6.3" display, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Android Pie. An NFC chip is listed as well as a fingerprint scanner, which from previous leaks we know is located at the...

Huawei Nova 5i Pro Full Specs Images

Huawei announced the nova 5 series last month with the nova 5, the 5i, and a 5 Pro models. Alongside these, the company was also expected to unveil the 5i Pro, but that didn't happen. Later on, a schematic of the 5i Pro surfaced revealing its design, and now, marketing materials including full specs and images of the 5i Pro leaked leaving little to the imagination. The images of the nova 5i Pro in this promo material corroborate the previous leak and confirm the design. The smartphone has a punch hole display on the front with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels and a 6.26"...

Vivo Iqoo Neo Appears On Tenaa With 4 Gb Ram

The vivo iQOO Neo was introduced in the beginning of the month with last year's Snapdragon 845 chipset. It has an affordable price tag and plenty of gaming capabilities like its bigger brother vivo iQOO, but now it is about to get even cheaper. An iQOO Neo version was just certified with 4GB RAM, which is less than the lowest option currently available - 6GB. Given the coupling of the year-old flagship chipset with even less memory, we could expect the price to drop even further. Currently, the cheapest iQOO Neo is CNY1,798 (about $260/€230), and we can reasonably expect the new...

Asus Rog Phone 2 Full Specs Tenaa

The Asus ROG Phone II is coming next week and appeared on TENAA yesterday with its images and a few specs. Now the listing has been updated to paint a complete picture. The ROG Phone II, which will be powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, will boot to Android Pie out of the box and flaunt a 6.59" OLED display of 2340x1080px resolution. It will come with 8GB or 12GB RAM and will be offered in three storage options - 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The images included in the TENAA listing reveal that the phone's design will be very similar to its predecessor - the original ROG Phone. However, the...

Huaweis Mate X Appears In Tenaa Revealing More Specs Ahead Of Release

This year was supposed to be the year when foldable smartphones finally hit the market in meaningful numbers. We thought Samsung would be first with the Galaxy Fold, but that got delayed following the display issues uncovered earlier this year. Meanwhile, Huawei decided to take its time with the Mate X as to avoid the same fate. Yet now the Mate X has passed through China's TENAA and is listed as a 5G phone with model numebr TAH-AN00. For starters, the display mentioned on the listing is an 8-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2,480x2,200 px. The TENAA listing shows a battery...

Honor Teases 9x Pros Lowlight Capabilities Impressive Samples Leak

While we don't expect the lower standing Honor 9X to get the same photography prowess as the Honor 20 Pro, it should still deliver a well rounded triple camera. The latest teaser part of Honor's campaign shows off the 9X's supposed capabilities, particularly in low-light photos. Two posters appeared on Honor's official Weibo handle, showing the kinds of low-light photos the 9X Pro should be able to take. Honor's latest 9X teasers Meanwhile, a set of low-light photo samples allegedly taken by the 9X Pro surfaced, again showing impressive results in low-light...

Hongmeng Os Is Not For Smartphones Huawei Confirms

Hongmeng OS was often tipped to be a replacement of Android for Huawei's smartphones, but apparently, the company had other plans. Catherine Chen, board member and VP at the company, stated the OS was never intended to replace Android - it is developed for business uses and IoT. Catherine Chen, Huawei board member and Senior Vice President Chen revealed the information at a media roundtable in Brussels, Belgium. The Hongmeng OS was recently trademarked, but it was always intended for industrial use and has been in development long before the discussions about replacing Android,...

Xiaomi To Introduce Black Shark 2 Pro On July 30

Well what do you know - another smartphone company is updating its smartphone with the latest Qualcomm chipset. Xiaomi just announced on Weibo the arrival of Black Shark 2 Pro version on July 30. It's not hard to guess the main upgrade that one will bring - the newly unveiled Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. The official poster by Xiaomi The launch announcement comes just two days after nubia's confirmation that it will update is Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus in the future in a response to Asus' launch of the ROG Phone 2 on July 22. The difference between...

Apple Outs Third Public Beta Of Ios 13 Ipados Tvos 13 And Macos Catalina

Today Apple is releasing a new round of betas for its operating systems. The third public beta builds for iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina are now available and being distributed via the company's beta program. If you're already enrolled, then hang back and wait for the over-the-air rollout to reach your device. Otherwise, if you're interested in taking Apple's pre-release software for a spin, follow the steps outlined here to enroll. iOS 13 public beta 3 brings with it a new icon for voice messages in the Messages app, a new rearrange apps button that shows up when you...

Verizons Newly Launched 5g Mifi Costs 64999

The first 5G smartphones are more expensive than their 4G counterparts, sometimes by a lot. This in a world in which even 4G top of the line devices are now routinely priced at around or over $1,000. Now if the pricing of 5G phones has shocked you, then we assume nothing could have prepared you for how much Verizon's first 5G Wi-Fi hotspot costs. The amazingly named Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 can be yours for $649.99. In case you were wondering, no, that price does not include any data traffic, it's just for the device itself. If that feels like too much, how about getting it with a...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Update Brings Bixby Voice Support Call And Message Continuity

Guess what? Bixby still exists. And the newest software update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e finally brings with it support for Bixby Voice, something that was promised since the tablet was announced. So this is amazing news if you own the Korean company's latest upper mid-range tablet and simply can't picture life without the Bixby voice assistant in it. You can access Bixby Voice by long pressing the power button, but this won't be enabled automatically. You need to go to the Quick Settings area in the notification shade and find the Power key for Bixby toggle, and enable that. If...

Android 9 Pie Will Hit The Original Razer Phone Soon

The Razer Phone 2 received its update to Android 9 Pie back in February, but so far the company has stayed mum on any timeline regarding the same software hitting the original Razer Phone from 2017. Today in response to an angry Reddit post, an official Razer account revealed that the update to Pie for the Razer Phone is going to become available in the coming weeks. Unfortunately no more specific timeline was shared, but this is still the first confirmation from the company that it's still planning to bring last year's Android version to its first gaming phone. The upgrade will...

Google Is Ready To Fully Embrace 2017 Fitting The Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 Xl With 6gb Of Ram Rumor Says

Google's next flagship smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, are still a few months away from launch, which should happen in early October. But like we've seen with their predecessors (and the Pixel 3a and 3a XL), that doesn't mean they're just going to stop leaking. This time even the search giant itself contributed to the leaking game, by giving us a shot of the phones' rear design (seen below), which for the first time since the Pixel line was created forgoes the dual-finish look. Today a report from BGR, allegedly coming from "reliable inside sources", sheds some more light on...

Oneplus 7 7 Pro 6 And 6t Get Third Android Q Developer Preview

Today OnePlus has released the third Developer Preview of Android 10 Q for the four devices that it's made part of this public testing programme: the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 6, and 6T. For the first time they all get a new build together. The usual cautions about this being pre-release software apply, of course, so expect to see plenty of bugs, odd behaviors, and maybe even some things not working. To add to that, if you've been running a previous Developer Preview, make sure you back up your things because a data wipe will be required before you install the third Developer Preview. If, on...

Senator Expresses Privacy Concerns, Wants FaceApp To Be Probed

FaceApp, an AI face editor app, has gone viral once again. You may not have heard about it but if you’ve been on social media at any point in the past few days, you might have seen selfies of people aged decades into the future. The app has gone viral again because of the filter which lets AI estimate how they might look like years down the line. New York […]

New Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Specs Leaked

Google is due to launch its flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets later this year. It has already released a teaser for the phones after some of the earlier leaks about them. While Google remains tightlipped on the other details, a new report provides some additional information about key specs of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. BGR hears that the Pixel 4’s display resolution will be […]

iPhone Loyalty Amongst Customers Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

Apple customers have been known to be particularly loyal to the brand, although this is largely in part with Apple locking its customers into its ecosystem, where after years of buying apps and using services from the company, users don’t really have much of a choice but to keep using the company’s products.However, in recent times, it seems that customer loyalty for the iPhone might have fallen to an all-time […]

Apple Has A Bunch Of Fun New Emojis For iOS And Mac This Fall

Emojis are fun ways for people to communicate with each other. After all, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and according to Apple, there will be several thousand words that its iOS and Mac users will be able to expect later this year when the company will be releasing a bunch of new emojis for its mobile and desktop platforms.According to Apple, “Fifty-nine new emoji designs […]

New iPhone 11 Hands-On Video Shows Us What To Expect

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch new iPhone models later in the year where they will a new camera design. This has been “confirmed” in several leaks, and now a new hands-on video by YouTuber MKBHD shows us what we might be able to expect from the new models.We should point out that the video is a hands-on video for dummy units. The models in question are […]

Factory Workers In China Once Tried To Dig A Tunnel To Smuggle Out iPhone Parts

All companies have their own proprietary technology that makes each of their products unique to them. Apple is no exception where we imagine that the company is working around the clock to help prevent leaks, but it seems that at a point in time, there was an incident that happened in China that makes it worthy of its own movie.According to a report from The Information’s Wayne Ma (paywall), following […]

Belkin Unveils Wireless Charging Mount For Your Car

Charging your phone while you drive isn’t exactly a new thing, but in case you’re not a fan of plugging and unplugging your smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that Belkin has announced a new wireless charging mount that is designed to sit on your car’s air-con vent.As its name suggests, this mount will provide the user with wireless charging, so all you’ll need to do is ensure […]

Google Removes A Bunch Of Apps That Could Be Used For Stalking

In this day and age, being able to look up someone’s information online is pretty easy, especially when in the age of social media, everyone seems to be more than willing to share their personal lives with complete strangers on the internet. This in turn has created a problem in which stalking someone from the comfort of your own home has become a thing.However, Google wants to cut down on […]

iPhone XR Was The Best Selling Smartphone In The U.S. Last Quarter

The iPhone XR appears to have received a lot of love in the United States. The latest data from Kantar World Panel reveals that it was the best selling smartphone in the country over the second quarter, accounting for 7.8 percent of the market. The top three best selling smartphones in the country last quarter were actually iPhones, the data shows. According to Kantar’s data, the iPhone 8 and iPhone […]

2020 iPhone May Include A ToF Sensor

Manufacturers like Samsung have already shipped ToF sensors on some of their smartphones. We have set to see a Time of Flight sensor on an iPhone and that might very well happen next year. A new report claims that the 2020 iPhone will include a Time of Flight 3D sensor. The report says that Apple is working with its supplier to ensure that the sensor is ready in time for […]

Sprint Says Subscriber Information Was Accessed By Hackers Through A Samsung Website

Sprint has informed its subscribers about a security breach which has resulted in private information such as phone numbers, billing addresses, and more being compromised. This was due to a vulnerability present in a Samsung website, according to Sprint, which advertised an “add a line” feature for active Sprint subscribers. The carrier has sent a letter to affected customers, saying that it was informed of unauthorized access to their accounts […]

Dark Mode For Microsoft Outlook Reportedly In Development

Having a dark mode for your app is in vogue these days so it’s hardly surprising to hear that Microsoft is working on one for Outlook as well. Not only does a dark theme look really nice but it also helps reduce battery usage on devices with AMOLED displays. Microsoft previously said that it was working on a dark mode for OneNote and it’s now doing the same for Outlook. […]

Nokia 2.2 Launched In The U.S. For $139

Nokia launched a new budget smartphone last month called the Nokia 2.2. It was aggressively priced so as to compete with the myriad of devices in this segment of the market. HMD Global, the company that’s making Nokia-branded smartphones now, has decided to offer the Nokia 2.2 in the United States for $139. The Nokia 2.2 features a 5.7 inch 720p display with a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor. There’s […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Spotted Running Exynos 9825 Chipset

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be launched next month and for the most part, it is largely assumed that it could come in two variants where one will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset, and the other will be powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset. Thanks to recent benchmarks, we have an idea of what to expect.According to a recent sighting on Geekbench, it has been revealed that the […]

WhatsApp And Telegram Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Manipulate Your Media Files

Both WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging systems thanks to their use of end-to-end encryption. However, according to researchers from Symantec, they have discovered that there is a flaw in both their systems that allow hackers to potentially manipulate media files that have been sent and received through its platforms.According to Software Engineer Alon Gat and Yair Amit, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Modern OS Security, Symantec, “If […]

iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthenticated Access To Usernames And Passwords

While taking part in the beta program of a software is exciting, as you get to check out new features before they are released to the public. However, as we have pointed out many times in the past, beta software usually means bugs that have yet to be ironed out and instances where certain features don’t work as advertised.Such is the case with the latest release of the beta for […]

ASUS ROG Phone 2 First To Feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus which is an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform which was introduced earlier this year. The company has said that this chipset will be present in mobile devices due in the second half of this year. ASUS has confirmed that its ROG Phone 2 will be the first to feature the Snapdragon 855 Plus. This is hardly surprising as the Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm Introduces Overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus For New Phones

With a great many phones due to be launched in the second half of this year, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It’s essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform that’s already found in devices like the Galaxy S10. It has the same overall design and chip layout but with higher peak clock speeds. Qualcomm says that the eight core Kryo CPU in the Snapdragon 855 […]

Waze Starts Showing Toll Prices After Latest Update

Waze can already tell you if the route you’re taking home involves taking a toll route but with the latest update, it will now also be able to tell you just how much toll you’ll have to pay. Waze has always known where toll roads are and how drivers can avoid them, this latest update makes the decision to take the toll road easier for drivers by telling them upfront […]

Huawei Still Unsure If HongMeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

As many of you might have heard by now, Huawei is expected to develop its own alternative to Google’s Android operating system. This is in response to the US government who had previously put Huawei on its Entity List, ultimately preventing the company from doing business with US companies such as Google.We had heard that the operating system that the company is developing is known as HongMeng, but now it […]

An iPhone 6 Reportedly Catches Fire In The Hands On An 11-Year Old Girl

We have heard instances of iPhones exploding and catching on fire. They don’t happen quite as often (thankfully), but it does happen. Recently, a report from 23ABC News has revealed that over in California, an iPhone 6 reportedly caught on fire while being held in the hands of an 11-year old girl.However, the good news is that the girl, Kayla Ramos, was not hurt and no one else in the […]

Samsung’s Latest Galaxy S10 Update Is Crippling Their Phones

Updates are usually viewed as a good thing where they bring about improvements, new features, and also fix bugs. However, they have also been known to cause problems from time to time, where the application of an update might cause problems that the developer might not have picked up on.That is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ devices in which according to a variety of user reports, […]

Microsoft Word For Android Crosses 1 Billion Installs

Microsoft Word is one of the world’s most popular productivity apps so it’s no surprise that the app has proven to be a hit on Google’s mobile OS as well. Latest Google Play Store stats show that the Android version of Microsoft Word has been installed a whopping one billion times. Most of Microsoft’s other Office apps have been doing well too. Excel, a popular spreadsheet app, has more than […]

Future Xiaomi Smartphone Cameras Are About To Get A Lot Better

The companies that are absolutely killing it in the smartphone camera area at the moment would be Samsung and Huawei, both of whom have come up with some truly impressive cameras on their smartphones. However, it seems that in the future, we could get another competitor in the form of Xiaomi.Xiaomi’s smartphones have proven to be pretty good and come with a ton of amazing features, but the company is […]

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with […]

Google’s Pixel 4 Spotted In The Wild

Usually companies prefer to keep their products a secret until it is ready for an announcement. However, as we have seen in this industry, leaks seem to be rather frequent and as such, we usually get some clues as to what to expect ahead of the announcement, even if we can never be 100% sure they are the real thing.However, Google did something different this year when they shared official […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Could Come With An IR Blaster

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is expected to be officially announced next month, but for those who are eagerly-anticipating the handset, additional leaks have revealed a new feature that will be headed to the phone. If the reports are to be believed, it has been suggested that the Note 10 could come with its own IR blaster.This is according to a tweet by reliable leakster Evan Blass (private Twitter account) who […]

Huawei To Debut EMUI 10 In August

Now that Huawei is (sort of) allowed to do business with US companies again, this means that in terms of smartphone operating systems, the company should be allowed to use Google Play services moving forwards. However, there is also the question of its own operating system, and what this change means for it.Could Huawei ditch its development in favor of Android? Or could they be developing both side-by-side? That remains […]

Sprint’s 5G Network Goes Live In Chicago

Sprint today announced the expansion of its 5G mobile network to Chicago. It says that approximately 700,000 people will be covered initially by the network. Chicago happens to be one of the nine markets where Sprint is launching True Mobile 5G. It’s currently available in parts of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City with the service also being launched in select areas of Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, […]

Snapchat Announces Creator Shows With Celebs Like Arnold Schwarzenegger

Snapchat is trying out its hand with new video content in a hope to capture more eyeballs for in-app content. It has announced new Creator Shows which will be available in the app. These shows feature celebrities like the Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, tennis superstar Serene Williams, Kevin Hart as well as creators like Loren Grey, Rickey Thompson, and Emma Chamberlain. The company says that these Creator Shows are going […]

google unveils nest hub max smart display

Google's hardware announcements at its I/O developer conference today weren't all about phones. The company also unveiled the previously leaked Nest Hub Max, a bigger smart display than the Google Home Hub which it launched last year. To make things more logical, that device will be known from now on as the Nest Hub. The