Category archives for: Cell Phones

Google Removing Voice Match Unlocking From Android Phones

Google is removing the relatively insecure Voice Match security option from existing Android phones. Previously, older Pixel and Moto phones offered the option to secure a phone with voiceprint and fully unlock it by saying “OK Google”. But the method wasn’t very secure; it could be fooled by a recording of the owner’s voice. When […]

Microsoft Excel Now Supports Importing Table Data With Android Phone Camera

Excel for phones now lets users import table data directly into spreadsheets from a photo taken with the phone’s camera. Microsoft announced the feature last September. It’s rolling out now for the Android version of the app, “with iOS support coming soon”. The feature lets users take a new photo from within the app, or […]

HTC Blockchain Phone Now Available In The US

HTC’s blockchain-focused phone — the Exodus 1 — will be available to buy for $699 in the US, starting in March. The Exodus 1 was initially available to buy only using cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, or LTC. The company is also extending its Zion digital wallet with an API, which will be integrated with the Opera browser. Users […]

KaiOS Adds YouTube, Voice Typing

KaiOS, a popular new OS for cheap feature phones, will soon gain two major new features: YouTube and voice typing. The development is the result of KaiOS expanding its partnership with Google. Google Assistant and Google Maps will also be integrated more deeply with KaiOS. The update will roll out later this year.

BlackBerry Key2 Comes In Red Now!

The BlackBerry Key2 will soon be available in a new Red Edition, which comes standard with 128 GB of storage (a step-up option on the standard Key2). The Key2 Red Edition also comes with an exclusive red BlackBerry-branded earbuds. This new edition is otherwise similar to the existing Key2, not to be confused with the […]

Alcatel Announces New Affordable Lineup At MWC

The new Alcatel 1s, 3, and 3L improve the specs of Alcatel’s most affordable Android phones with features like more RAM, and taller displays with a notch. While these specific models aren’t coming to the US, carrier-exclusive models with minor spec changes have in the past. 1s: Similar to the 1x announced earlier  this year […]

microSD Express Format Announced – Will Be Faster, While Using Less Power

SD Association today announced microSD Express, a new memory card format that’s faster, more efficient, and backward-compatible with today’s microSD format. The new cards will be capable of delivering a 985 megabytes per second (MB/s) maximum data transfer rate, and should use less power on average when using the new fast mode. microSD cards will […]

Samsung Announce The Galaxy A50 and A30

The Galaxy S10 isn’t Samsung‘s only new phone with an in-display fingerprint reader; the Galaxy A50 also has this new technology. Samsung announced two new A-series phones today: the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30. Both phones appear similar on the outside, and in fact have the exact same 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with small notch, […]

Huawei Debuts Its Own Foldable Mobile Device The Mate X

Chinese phone maker Huawei launched its new, foldable device on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, a huge gathering of the mobile industry in Barcelona. The Mate X is set to compete with Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Fold, which is priced at about $1,960 before taxes.The cheapest version of the Mate X goes for […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 TV Ad Airs Before Official Launch

A television ad for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S10 has aired in Norway, and it confirms several of the key features of the device. The ad clearly shows an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, “hole-punch” display, three rear cameras, and reverse wireless charging that can charge new wireless earbuds.

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