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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Rumor Roundup: Buttonless Design, 5G Model, And 4-Camera Setup

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is arguably one of the most highly anticipated phones. As evidence to that, there has been a lot of rumors surrounding it, including a buttonless design and a 5G model.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Samsung Galaxy S10 Gets Dedicated Night Mode That Lets Users Activate The Bright Night Feature Manually

A dedicated night mode is making its way to Samsung Galaxy S10 phones. It's rolling out as part of the security patch for April 2019.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2019

OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: Leaks Reveal Design, Specs Differences

Partial specs of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have been leaked. Based on them, there are some key differences between the two variants.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2019

Free-To-Play 'Forza Street' Now Available On PC, With Android And iOS Versions Coming Later

'Forza Street' is the new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10. It's set to launch on Android and iOS too, making it the first in the series to go beyond the PC and Xbox platforms.

Video Games April 16, 2019

Google, Huawei Will Pay You Up To $400 If You Own A Faulty Nexus 6P

Google and Huawei have agreed to pay Nexus 6P owners who have experienced random shutdowns or bootloops up to $400. That is, if the courts approve the settlement on May 9.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2019

Snapchat Rebuilds Its Android App: What This Means For Users

The Snapchat app for Android has just been rebuilt. Now it should offer a faster and lag-free experience to users and timelier updates in the foreseeable future.

Apps/Software April 9, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader Gets Tricked By A 3D-Printed Copy

A user has tricked the Samsung Galaxy S10's in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. To bypass the smartphone's security measure, they only had to use a 3D-printed copy of their fingerprint.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2019

It's Official: Google's Call Screen Is Heading To The Motorola One And Moto G7 Phones

The Motorola One and Moto G7 family are getting Google's Call Screen. Motorola is rolling out the feature as part of its Digital Wellbeing program that aims to help users develop healthier phone habits.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 4, 2019

Google Duplex Is Rolling Out To Non-Pixel Smartphones And iPhones

Google has begun expanding Duplex's range of supported devices. Now more non-Pixel Android devices and iPhones with the Google Assistant app installed are compatible with the automated calling feature.

Google April 3, 2019

Google's Call Screen Might Go Beyond Pixel Phones And Arrive On Nokia, Motorola Android One Smartphones

Google might be planning to roll out Call Screen to Android One phones made by Nokia and Motorola. That means the anti-spam feature may expand beyond the Pixel family soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2019

Google Android Security Report: Installs Of 'Potentially Harmful Apps' On Google Play Doubled In 2018

Google has published its annual Android security report. Based on the company's findings, the Android ecosystem became generally safer in 2018, despite a twofold increase in 'potentially harmful apps.'

Google April 2, 2019

Apple Music For Android Reportedly Getting Chromecast Support

Recently unearthed code from the Apple Music APK suggests Chromecast support is due. Soon you might be able to cast Flume’s new record on your smart TV.

Apple April 1, 2019

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 Is Getting 'Super Night Mode,' 25W Fast-Charging Support

Samsung is rumored to roll out a big update to the Galaxy S10 lineup soon. If it turns out to be true, then the new flagship could get a 'super night mode' and 25W fast-charging support.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2019

Android Q Doesn't Allow Apps To Toggle Wi-Fi On And Off: Here's Why That Matters

Android Q won't let apps automatically enable and disable Wi-Fi by themselves. That means automation apps that rely on its APIs such as Tasker might get crippled.

Apps/Software March 20, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Problems: Owners Report 'Tap To Wake' Issue That Drains Battery Life

Apparently, the new Samsung Galaxy S10 doesn't know when it's inside a pocket or bag. Users report that the smartphone wakes up by itself and drains battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2019

Walmart Is Thinking About Launching A Budget Android Tablet For Kids

Walmart’s forthcoming tablet would sell for cheap, aimed at kids, and run Android. Whether it’ll have a custom version of Android, like Amazon’s Fire HD lineup, remains to be determined.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 16, 2019

Pixel 4 XL Leak: Next Google Phone Could Have Hole-Punch Cutout, Rear Dual-Camera Setup

An alleged Pixel 4 XL leak shows that the next Google smartphone might have more cameras than its predecessors. At that, it could have two rear cameras and a pill-like hole-punch cutout on the front.

Google March 15, 2019

Xbox Live Coming To iOS And Android, Nintendo Switch Likely To Follow

Prepare to see Xbox Live arrive on more platforms. Microsoft just announced a new SDK for iOS and Android developers, and soon the Nintendo Switch could be included, as well.

Video Games March 15, 2019

Android Adware 'SimBad' Found In Over 200 Apps With More Than 150M Downloads

A strain of adware has been found in 206 Android apps with over 150 million downloads. Researchers dubbed the malware 'SimBad' because of how it mainly infected simulators.

Security March 14, 2019

Original Pixel, Pixel XL Are Getting Android Q Too

Google has just released the first Android Q beta, and it included the original Pixel and Pixel XL in the mix. That means there's a good chance the two are getting a consumer version of the update in the future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 13, 2019

Android Q Beta Could Launch On March 13

Google could launch the first beta for Android Q on March 13. While the release date isn't set in stone just yet, the new update is expected to make its way to plenty of devices.

Apps/Software March 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler Prequel Coming To Android And IOS

Square Enix announced a new 'Octopath Traveler' game for Android and iOS devices. 'Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent' will serve as a prequel to the original Nintendo Switch.

Video Games March 11, 2019

Here's How To Hide The Samsung Galaxy S10's Hole-Punch Camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 owners have at least two ways to hide their phones' hole-punch camera. For those who find the front camera distracting or annoying, it can be 'turned off' or hidden with creative wallpapers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2019

Google Makes Smart Compose Available To All Android Phones, Not Just Pixel 3

Smart Compose, once a Gmail feature exclusive to Pixel 3 handsets, comes to the rest of Android. Make sure to update Gmail to version 9.2.3 to try it out.

Google March 7, 2019

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Can Now Get Repaired Via Google's Mail-In Service

Google's mail-in repair service now accepts the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Before this, owners of the latest Pixel phones had to turn to authorized walk-in shops to get them fixed.

Google March 6, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Has 'The Most Color Accurate Display' DisplayMate Has Ever Tested

According to DisplayMate, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has 'the most color accurate display we have ever measured.' So much so that it's 'visually indistinguishable from perfect.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Durability Test: Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor Works Despite Scratches, But Not Cracks

The Samsung Galaxy S10 recently went official, and it was only a matter of time until it made its way to JerryRigEverything. In a durability test, he found out that the phone's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner can survive scratches.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2019

Motorola's Moto G7 Is Now On Google Fi

The latest smartphone to join Google Fi is Motorola's Moto G7. It's a low-cost device that has a lot to offer, and it's available for just $249 when activated on Fi.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2019

Confirmed: OnePlus 7 Won't Have Wireless Charging

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says that the upcoming OnePlus 7 isn't going to have wireless charging. According to him, wireless charging is 'inferior,' so the company is sticking with wired chargers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2019

Honor Foldable Phone Could Roll Out In 2020

Honor could release a foldable phone sometime during 2020. CEO George Zhao says that he's interested in the idea and that the company will 'find a way to make this.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2019

Here's Why A OnePlus Foldable Phone Isn't Happening Anytime Soon

OnePlus isn't planning on launching a foldable phone anytime soon. It appears that the Chinese brand isn't jumping on the bandwagon that the likes of Samsung and Huawei are pioneering.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2019

LG's V50 ThinQ 5G Shows It's Embracing Dual Screens Instead Of Folding Displays

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G has an optional second screen attachment. Aptly called Dual Screen, the accessory adds a 6.2-inch display to the mix, which can be used as a dedicated gaming controller or for multitasking purposes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2019

Huawei's Mate X Foldable Phone Is Its Answer To Samsung's Galaxy Fold

Huawei has finally unveiled its Mate X foldable phone at the 2019 Mobile World Congress. In terms of specs, it noticeably sports 5G connectivity and larger screens across the board compared with Samsung's Galaxy Fold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2019

Someone's Trying To Run Android On The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch could soon be used as an Android tablet. That's thanks to one developer who's trying to run the operating system on the hybrid console.

Gadgets February 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold Doesn't Have A Headphone Jack

Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have top-tier specs and features, notably its folding mechanism. However, it doesn't have a headphone jack, a standard component that many arguably can't live without.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 21, 2019

Nike Adapt BB Issues: Users Report Android Update Is Bricking Their Self-Lacing Smart Shoes

The Android companion app for the new Nike Adapt BB is reportedly causing some issues. Users say that they can no longer pair their smartphones with the self-lacing smart shoes after the latest firmware update.

Wearable Tech February 21, 2019

You Can Now Stop Facebook's Android App From Tracking Your Location In The Background

Facebook has rolled out a new update to its Android app, giving users more control over their privacy settings. Now they can stop the app from tracking their location, even when they're not using it.

Apps/Software February 20, 2019

Android Q Will Kill The Back Button In Favor Of A Swiping Gesture

Newly unearthed code for Android Q suggests that Google is retiring the back button for good. Given the company’s messy implementation at the moment, that might not be an easy task.

Apps/Software February 19, 2019

Samsung To Ship Out The Galaxy S10 By March 8, Offers Up To $550 Off For Those Who Reserve Now

Samsung is set to start shipping out the highly anticipated Galaxy S10 on March 8. The brand is also offering up to $550 for those who reserve one now.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2019

Dark Mode Coming To Google Chrome For Android

Version 73 of Chrome Beta now includes Dark Mode, but it’s not well-implemented at the moment. Perhaps a more sophisticated iteration is due when it potentially launches for regular Chrome later on.

Apps/Software February 11, 2019

Malicious Android App That Steals Cryptocurrency Found On The Play Store

ESET has discovered an Android app that steals cryptocurrency on the Google Play Store. Called a 'clipper,' it tricks users into depositing into the hacker's cryptocurrency wallet address instead of their own.

Security February 10, 2019

Google's Adiantum Lets Even Cheap Android Smartphones Get Encryption

Google is unveiling its new form of encryption called Adiantum. It's designed to work with even low-end smartphones, computers, and the like without slowing them down and making them unusable.

Google February 7, 2019

Samsung's New Wireless Earphones 'Galaxy Buds,' Galaxy S10 (Again) Leak: Reverse Charging, In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Samsung's new truly wireless earphones called 'Galaxy Buds' just got leaked, and yet another Galaxy S10 leak is circulating online too. What's more, they show off the rumored reverse charging feature and confirm the in-display fingerprint reader.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2019

Google's Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier Android Apps Help Deaf Or Hard-Of-Hearing People: Here's How

Google has unwrapped two new Android apps for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, these accessibility features can help people with hearing loss in daily interactions and the like.

Google February 4, 2019

Xbox Live Cross-Platform Coming To Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, during which it plans to unveil a new SDK. Speculation says that this means cross-platform support is coming to Xbox Live.

Video Games February 4, 2019

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