Category archives for: Cell Phones

Qualcomm Ups Its Game For Entry-Level Phones With The Debut Of The Snapdragon 215

Qualcomm today announced a new Snapdragon chip to power the most affordable Android phones. The Snapdragon 215 replaces the 210, and offers greater performance in a number of key areas. The new SoC is the most affordable Snapdragon chips, the 200 series sets the bar for the minimum amount of performance in $100 phones. The […]

OxygenOS 9.5.9 Update Comes To The OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus today announced OxygenOS 9.5.9 for the OnePlus 7 Pro. This is a big update with several improvements, including better touch sensitivity, smoother visual effects, optimized haptic feedback for the keyboard, improved camera autofocus speed, and more. Also included are the June 2019 Android security patches.  OxygenOS 9.5.9 Add-Ons and Fixes System Improved touch sensitivity for greater […]

Asus ROG Phone 2 Launch Event Will Be On July 23

Asus has set the ROG Phone 2’s launch for July 23, the event will be held in Beijing, China. The invitation is a highly stylized version of the Republic of Gamers logo, and indicates the launch will be held with Tencent. The street has been full of rumors regarding an Asus partnership with the internet […]

Samsung Being Sued Over Galaxy Phone Water Resistance Ads

Samsung is facing a lawsuit related to its advertisement of the water resistance feature of its Galaxy phones. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission argues that Samsung made – “false, misleading, and deceptive representations in advertising the water resistance of various ‘Galaxy’ branded mobile phones.” The ACCC goes on to explain that since February 2016, […]

Apple Ships To Devs iOS 13 Beta 3, iPadOS Beta 3, watchOS 6 Beta 3

iOS 13 beta 3 is now available for registered developers. An update for iPadOS is also available. If you’ve registered with Apple as a dev, you can download the update over the air by going into Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device, or you can point your computer’s browser to the […]

FaceTimes’s Attention Correction Always Has you Looking Them Straight In the Eye

  The latest beta version of iOS 13 includes a new feature in FaceTime called Attention Correction, which subtly alters the image of your face in real time to make it look like you’re looking into the camera even when you’re looking down at the screen to see the other person. As now  the new […]

LG Stylo 5 Comes First To Cricket

Cricket launched the LG Stylo 5 – an affordable, large-screen phone with a stylus. Compared to last year’s Stylo 4, the new model has Android 9 (Pie) and a slightly larger battery at 3,500 mAh. The Stylo 4 was offered by many US carriers, and FCC filings reveal that the Stylo 5 may also be […]

Google Makes Sharing GIFs Easier

The Google app for iOS and Android now makes it easier to search for animated GIFs and share them directly to popular messaging apps. When searching for “excited gif”, for example, a new “share GIFs” section in image results will show GIFs based on how likely they are to be shared, and include a “share” button that […]

Firefox Preview For Android Packs Ad Tracking Protection

Mozilla has released a preview version of a completely revamped Firefox browser app for Android. Firefox Preview uses Mozilla’s own GeckoView web rendering engine instead of Google’s Blink. This enables Tracking Protection by default, which keeps advertisers and bad actors from tracking your activity across different web sites. Mozilla also promises speeds up to twice as […]

Samsung Announces Third-Party Add-Ons For Bixby

Samsung has launched Bixby Marketplace, which lets users add third-party “capsules” to their Bixby Assistant. The Marketplace includes a variety of convenience-enhancing capsules such as Google Maps, Spotify, iHeartRadio, NPR, and Yelp, across categories such as Productivity, Communication, Travel and transportation, Food and drink, Local, Music and audio, Shopping, and Business and finance. Installed capsules […]

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