Some iPhone XR Models Are Already Sold Out

Apple’s iPhone Xs Max represents the best iPhone that Apple has to offer. Not only does the phone pack a massive 6.5-inch display, but it uses an OLED screen which does offer up better colors and is also in theory more energy efficient than LCD, and let’s not forget the dual camera setup on the back.

ASUS ROG Phone Now Available For Pre-Order

Gaming phones seem to be a trend that we’re seeing these days, and ASUS has thrown their hat into the ring with the ROG Phone. If you think that the ROG Phone is something you might be interested in, then you’ll be pleased to learn that ASUS has started taking pre-orders for the handset.

Verizon’s Pixel 3 Needs To Be Activated Before Being Used On Other Carriers

Are you thinking of getting the Pixel 3 from Verizon? If you are and if you’re the type that changes carrier from time to time, or if you travel and prefer using local carriers instead of paying for roaming, then you might want to rethink your decision. This is because customers who buy the Pixel 3 from Verizon will need to activate the device before switching carriers.

Apple Had Previously Tried To Get Carriers To Use iMessage

Apple’s iMessage is the company’s take on SMS and instant messaging, but unfortunately it is pretty much limited to users of iOS and macOS devices. However it seems that at one in time Apple had actually wanted carriers to adopt its iMessage platform in hopes of making it a new standard.


iPhone XR Now Available For Pre-Order

Last month when Apple announced their new iPhones, they announced the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and the XR. The former two phones are the higher-end models of the lineup, where they feature dual cameras and OLED screens, while the iPhone XR represents the more affordable handset.

Huawei Confirms Plans For A Foldable Smartphone In 2019

It is largely expected that Samsung will be unveiling a foldable smartphone later this year, or at least sharing some details about the device. However Samsung is not alone in wanting to explore the concept of foldable phones because last we heard, Lenovo was also planning something and is said to be working with LG on such a device.

Samsung Reportedly Testing Behind-Display Selfie Cameras

These days we’re seeing a lot of smartphones adopt the notch in their display and design. This is because a lot of phones are starting to go for edge-to-edge displays with minimal bezels, but due to front-facing cameras, there needs to be a space for the components, thus leading to the notch.

Apple Appears To Be Addressing Its Subscription Scam Problem

Subscriptions are a sustainable way to develop apps, where customers pay a monthly fee versus a one-off fee. In a way it makes sense as the monthly fee helps incentivize developers to keep their apps updated and also generates more money for them in the long run, which is why it wasn’t a surprise to see Apple try to encourage developers to adopt that model for iOS apps.

Google Play Update Helps Make App Installs Smaller

Just like computers, when smartphones were first launched, apps in general weren’t that big. However as our phones got more capable, app install sizes got larger to accommodate all the necessary assets, such as higher-res audio files, higher-res textures for graphics in games, and so on.

Google Maps For iOS Brings Location & ETA Sharing

Sharing your location with mapping apps isn’t new, and for the most part usually this is a static feature meaning that you share your current location only, and if you were to leave it will not update. However the good news for iOS users is that if you wanted a more dynamic way of sharing your location, Google Maps has been updated to do just that.

OnePlus 6T Verizon Support Will Reportedly Be Present

The OnePlus 6T is going to be a smartphone of many firsts for the company. We may have to add another first to that list. According to a new report, the OnePlus 6T is going to be compatible with Verizon. If it’s accurate this would be the first OnePlus device to work on Big Red’s network. All of its previous handsets have only been able to work on T-Mobile and […]

Google Expands Digital Wellbeing Features To Android One

Google unveiled Android’s Digital Wellbeing feature at I/O 2018. It’s an initiative to provide users with more data on how they use their phones and enabling them to use that data to disconnect. The features go a long way in helping users understand their smartphone usage so that they can limit their use if it’s becoming excessive. These features were previously available only on Pixel devices but Google has now […]

Sony Android 9 Pie Update Roadmap Revealed

Sony’s Xperia XZ3 already comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box while the company recently rolled out the much-awaited update for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Sony has now revealed the Android 9 Pie update for some additional devices so that owners who have them can rest assured that they will soon be receiving this major Android OS update.

Essential Has Cut 30% Of Its Staff

Many had a lot of hopes for the Essential Phone. This is because Essential was founded by Andy Rubin who helped create Android, so who better to create an Android phone than one of the creators of Android, right? Unfortunately the device wasn’t the smashing success many had hoped for, and now it looks like things are looking a tad bleak for the company.