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iPhone 8 Drop Test Shows Just How Fragile That Glass Back Is

A series of drop tests by SquareTrade showed the fragility of the glass back of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. How does the durability of the iPhone 8 glass back compare to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

TECH September 25, 2017

Could This Be The Foldable Samsung Smartphone?: ‘Galaxy X’ Reportedly Now Certified

Samsung might finally unveil the Galaxy X, its rumored foldable smartphone, soon. The device reportedly has received Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and National Radio Agency certifications, meaning it’s essentially ready for prime time.

TECH September 25, 2017

Samsung Really Wants The Bixby Button To Takeoff, Plans To Equip Galaxy A (2018) With The Feature: Rumor

A new rumor says that the Samsung Galaxy A (2018) lineup, which are presumably the A3, A5, and A7, may get one of the company's flagship features: a dedicated Bixby button.

TECH September 25, 2017

Twitter Lite Android App Spotted In The Philippines: Will It Also Launch In The US?

Twitter has been spotted testing Twitter Lite for Android in the Philippines. What does the app offer to its users, and will it be launched soon in the United States?

TECH September 25, 2017

Take Note, Clumsy Apple Fans: The iPhone 8 Glass Back Is Very Expensive To Replace

Apple fans upgrading to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X should be extra careful not to break the glass backs of the smartphones. The costs to replace them are very expensive, even when under AppleCare+ extended warranty.

TECH September 25, 2017

iPhone 8 Teardown Complete: Here Are The Most Important Things That We Learned

iFixit has completed the latest installment of its teardown series, this time on the iPhone 8. Here are the most important things we learned about the new Apple smartphone, including its repairability.

TECH September 23, 2017

That ‘Check For Update’ Button On Android Won’t Be Useless Anymore

Google has significantly changed how it rolls out updates. Thanks to a Google Play Services update, the 'check for update' button on Android will now yield the latest software available, whether or not the user is on a rollout group.

TECH September 23, 2017

4K Content On The New Apple TV Is Strictly Streaming-Only, Downloads Not Allowed: What The Heck, Apple?

The new Apple TV 4K supports 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision playback, but there’s a catch. 4K content is streaming-only, meaning users won’t be able to download films and shows in 4K and watch them offline.

TECH September 23, 2017

Don't Use Patterns To Unlock Your Android Phone, Study Suggests

Android unlock patterns are far less secure than PIN codes, a new study by security researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland Baltimore County suggests. Nothing beats a classic, hard-to-crack passcode, besides maybe biometric unlocking.

TECH September 23, 2017

iPhone 8 Plus Cameras Ranked Best By DxOMark: Sorry, Google Pixel And HTC U11

The results are in: iPhone 8 Plus has the best-performing cameras in the market, according to a new DxOMark test. Still, Apple’s new flagship is not without flaws.

TECH September 23, 2017

It's Over For Uber In London: City Declares Ride-Hailing Service Not Fit And Proper

Uber can add London to the cities it’s no longer welcome in. Transport for London has declined to renew Uber’s license to operate in the city, leaving the ride-hailing company with 21 days to appeal.

TECH September 22, 2017

Hackers Lock Out iPhone And Mac Users, Demand Bitcoin Ransom: Here's How To Stay Safe

Hackers have exploited Apple's Find My iPhone and Find My Mac services to lock users from their devices and hold them ransom. Here are some ways to protect yourself before it's too late.

TECH September 22, 2017

Apple TV 4K Review Roundup: Impressive, But Not Enough Bang For The Buck

The Apple TV 4K is an impressive evolution of Apple’s efforts to penetrate living room entertainment, but is it too expensive? Here’s what critics are saying about Apple’s 4K and HDR-capable set-top box.

TECH September 22, 2017

Facebook Used A Rape Threat To Advertise Instagram: Here's How That Happened

Facebook accidentally used an image of a rape threat to advertise Instagram. The horrible mistake is the result of depending too much on algorithms, and digs an ever deeper hole for the social network amid its recent gaffes.

TECH September 22, 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Or 10 Percent Of Its Global Workforce: Report

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is preparing for a massive round of layoffs. Sources say the company is going to cut as much as 5,000 jobs worldwide, reportedly as a cost-cutting measure.

TECH September 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera Will Take Amazing Videos: Will It Be Enough To Dethrone iPhone X?

Samsung has developed a new image sensor that would make the Galaxy S9 camera even more amazing. Will the new feature be enough to make the upcoming device a clear winner over the iPhone X?

TECH September 22, 2017

Facebook To Turn Over Russia Ads To Congress As Part Of 9-Step Plan To Protect Election Integrity

As part of its nine-step plan to promote election integrity, Facebook will give government officials and investigators $100,000 worth of Russian ads it uncovered. It’s the latest development in an ongoing investigation of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

TECH September 22, 2017

Bose Unveils QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones Powered By Google Assistant For $350

After being revealed via rumors and leaks, Bose has made its new QuietComfort 35 II headphones official, now simply called QC35 II. Powered by Google Assistant, the QC35 II can make calls, read the news, control music playback, and more.

TECH September 22, 2017

The CCleaner Hack Goes Deeper: Malware Targeted Microsoft, Google, And Other Major Tech Companies

The recently reported CCleaner hack affected 2.3 million users, but those people were not the real targets. The hackers were found to be targeting major tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, with the second stage of the attack.

TECH September 22, 2017

Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

TECH September 21, 2017

It’s Official: Google Is Buying Part Of HTC’s Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion, But HTC Will Remain

After rumors of Google’s alleged plan to acquire HTC, the company has now officially announced that it’s buying off a part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion. The deal should help Google make better Pixel phones.

TECH September 21, 2017

Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion For Allegedly Stealing One Trade Secret

Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.

TECH September 21, 2017

Android One Version Of Moto X4 Joins Project Fi Lineup, Will Launch In The US For $399

Google and Motorola will release an Android One version of the Moto X4 in the United States for $399. On top of that, it will be available via Project Fi, the first non-Google handset in the lineup.

TECH September 21, 2017

The iOS 11 Control Center Buttons For Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Don't Work The Way You Think They Do

The revamped Control Center is one of the best new features of iOS 11, which Apple recently rolled out to supported devices. However, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons do not work the way that most users would think they do.

TECH September 20, 2017

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Reliability Issues Might Make You Think Twice About Buying It

The Apple Watch Series 3 currently has reliability issues for its LTE connectivity feature. Apple will soon roll out a patch, but that might not be enough to solve the device's biggest problem.

TECH September 20, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11: Here Are Some Of The Best New Features To Try First

Apple has rolled out iOS 11 to all supported devices. The mobile operating system update introduces a long list of new features, and here are some of the best ones to try out.

TECH September 20, 2017

Think It’s Too Expensive? $999 iPhone X Is ‘Value Price,’ Says Apple Chief Tim Cook

Tim Cook doesn’t think the iPhone X is expensive. In 'Good Morning America,' the Apple chief addressed claims saying the company’s new flagship is too expensive.

TECH September 20, 2017

Amazon Fire HD 10 Is A Steal At $150: Features Full HD Screen, 10-Hour Battery, And Hands-Free Alexa

There’s a new tablet it town. Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet, which costs a mere $150, is giving other devices a run for their money, especially with its Full HD screen, 10-hour battery, and hands-free Alexa.

TECH September 20, 2017

Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Leaked: What Else Will Google Unveil On Oct. 4?

Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.

TECH September 20, 2017

August Just Redesigned Its Flagship Smart Lock, Equipped It With DoorSense, And Made It Cheaper

August has overhauled its smart locks line to deliver more security, improved battery life, and more mass-market appeal. The standard Smart Lock version now only costs $149, and it even comes with DoorSense, an amazing new security feature.

TECH September 19, 2017

T-Mobile Unlimited Data Throttling Cap To Increase From 32 GB to 50 GB: Is That Good Enough?

T-Mobile will soon increase the throttling cap of its unlimited data plan from 32 GB to 50 GB. Is that enough to last a month for most users, and will it attract more customers to switch carriers?

TECH September 19, 2017

Pi Wireless Charger Powers Up Your Phone From A Close Range, No Pads Or Wires Needed

Startup company Pi wants to change how wireless charging works. Instead of placing phones on pads, it wants people to have their devices charged simply by putting them within close range of the Pi Charger.

TECH September 19, 2017

Google Finally Rolls Out A Gmail Feature That Should Have Been Added Ages Ago: Prepare To See More Hyperlinks

Google is making Gmail better. On Android and iOS on mobile and the web, Gmail now has the ability to convert phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses into hyperlinks.

TECH September 19, 2017

Moto G4 Plus To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo After All: G4, G4 Play Still Stuck With Nougat, Though

It's official: Motorola announces that Moto G4 Plus owners will get Andoid 8.0 Oreo after all. However, Moto G4 and G4 Play owners will have to be content with Nougat.

TECH September 19, 2017

Sprint Offers Customers Free iPhone 8 Deal: Here's What You Need To Do

Sprint has launched a free iPhone 8 deal for new and existing subscribers. Here are the requirements to take advantage of the offer, which will allow customers to take an 18-month lease on the iPhone 8 for $0 per month.

TECH September 19, 2017

You Can Finally Disable The Annoying Bixby Button On Your Samsung Galaxy S8 And Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 owners now have the option to disable the Bixby button via the latest update, but remapping the dedicated key is still not allowed.

TECH September 19, 2017

CCleaner Users, Update Right Now: Hackers Injected Malware Into The App, Infecting 2.3 Million

Users of the popular Windows app CCleaner should immediately check if the software installed in their computers are of the latest version. Hackers have compromised one version of the program by injecting malware into its official installation package.

TECH September 18, 2017

iOS 11 Is Almost Here: How To Update When It Arrives, Top New Features, And More

iOS 11, Apple’s most significant software update in years, will officially launch on Sept. 19. It brings a new Files app, Split View, drag and drop, an upgraded App Store, and so much more.

TECH September 18, 2017

How Much Does The $1,000 iPhone X Cost To Make? Maybe Not As Low As Apple Wants

Chinese industry insiders estimated how much it costs to make an iPhone X. The profit margin for the $1,000 smartphone might not be as high as Apple would have wanted though.

TECH September 18, 2017

Love It Or Hate It, The iPhone X Is Important For Android

The iPhone X is Apple’s newest iPhone, but it’s also the company’s most radically redesigned phone yet. Even so, does it deserve a place in the smartphone landscape?

TECH September 18, 2017

Waymo vs Uber: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

TECH September 18, 2017

Verizon Is Dropping 8,500 Rural Customers From Its Network: Here's Why

Verizon will drop 8,500 customers by Oct. 17, offering them no options to continue their plans. The company says these customers are using more data than they’re paying for.

TECH September 18, 2017

Instagram Now Autoplays All Videos With Sound: No Need To Tap Videos Each Time

Instagram is changing its approach to autoplaying video. Soon, users won’t have to tap each content they want to watch with sound because the app will remember their choice and play sound automatically for the rest of each session.

TECH September 18, 2017

The Pirate Bay Gives Torrent Links, But Hijacks PC In Return With A Bitcoin Miner

The Pirate Bay gives torrent links, but it is now also taking back from its users by hijacking their computers to mine Bitcoins. Here's what you can do to stop the Javascript code from slowing down your PC.

TECH September 17, 2017

South Park Messed With Everyone's Amazon Echo And Google Home: Here's What Happened

The premiere episode of 'South Park' season 21 tackled the white nationalist movement that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia. To lighten the mood, the episode also triggered Amazon Echo and Google Home devices multiple times.

TECH September 16, 2017

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