Archive for April, 2018


I went all-in on wireless charging and it’s been great

It isn’t for everybody, but I don’t want to go back to a wired world.

I love wireless charging. It’s nothing new, but it’s taken quite a while to catch on and start showing up in more phones. Maybe that’s because the prevailing hardware trend is only recently shifting away from aluminum, which blocks electro-magnetic transfers. Most high-end phones these days are made of glass, and while it’s significantly more fragile than metal, it’s a perfect conductor  [Read More…]

OnePlus succeeds because of its desire to copy Apple

Why do you think OnePlus succeeded where other startups have failed?

OnePlus is gearing up to launch a new phone soon, and as the case has been for the past couple of devices the company’s released, the leaks and rumors we’ve seen have caused a lot of people to voice their many complaints. Whether it be due to rising prices, new gesture systems, or its notch, the OnePlus 6 has already gotten a lot of folks flustered even before  [Read More…]

T-Mobile now offers a Galaxy S9 BOGO deal (for a limited time)

Need two Galaxy S9s in your life? T-Mobile recently announced a BOGO deal on Samsung’s new flagship which allows existing and new subscribers to buy a Galaxy S9 and get one for free.

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Google reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel aimed at emerging markets

Google’s Pixel-branded phone targeted at the mid-range segment could make its debut in July.

Google is playing on a lot of fronts in India — there’s the Android Go initiative for the entry-level segment, Android One phones tailored for budget customers, and the Pixel 2 series in the premium category. It now looks like the search giant is working on a mid-range Pixel tailored for emerging markets like India. That’s according to Economic Times, which states that  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play CAD renders reveal side-mounted fingerprint sensor, no 3.5mm jack

Motorola’s upcoming mid-range Moto Z3 Play shows up, and there’s no headphone jack in sight.

We got a good look at the upcoming Moto G6 series last week, and early CAD renders based on factory schematics give us a first look at the Moto Z3 Play. Coming by way of OnLeaks and KillerFeatures, the Moto Z3 Play is slated to offer an 18:9 panel at the front with the Motorla logo emblazoned on the chin.

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Despite recent setbacks, Huawei isn’t exiting the U.S. market

Huawei CEO says the company will continue to do business in the U.S.

Huawei hasn’t had the easiest time of late in the U.S. The Chinese manufacturer lost carrier support back in February as both AT&T and Verizon pulled out of deals to carry the Mate 10 Pro following political pressure from the U.S. government. Last week, Best Buy announced that it would stop selling Huawei phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, and Honor products as well.

In  [Read More…]

Oreo update starts rolling out to T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8

All carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S. have made the switch to Oreo.

T-Mobile’s variant of the Galaxy Note 8 is starting to receive the stable Android 8.0 Oreo update. AT&T was the first to roll out the update last month, and Verizon and Sprint followed suit last week. With T-Mobile commencing its update, all carrier variants of the Note 8 in the U.S. have made the switch to Oreo.

T-Mobile’s senior social  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces upcoming Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has already received the Android 8.0 Oreo update across three of the four major carriers in the United States. T-Mobile has been the odd man out, until today’s announcement.

The carrier has now announced that the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 has been approved. The rollout should begin Sunday. T-Mobile’s product manager Des had to specify that this is not an April Fools’ joke, which is definitely appreciated.

Check for updates in Settings when Sunday  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Display notches are fine, but companies are doing a horrible job justifying them

Proper messaging is half the battle.

It was all foreshadowed last year by the Essential Phone, and kicked into the public consciousness with the iPhone X. The notches are here to stay, and 2018 will be the year where notched displays are the norm rather the exception.

ASUS cringingly revealed its ZenFone 5 back at MWC. The new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have notches on two different display aspect ratios. OnePlus chose to straight-up pre-announce that the OnePlus  [Read More…]

How to add a smart thermostat on a budget

Want a smart thermostat but don’t wanna pay through the nose? You have options!

A smart thermostat isn’t just fun to have; it’s a power-smart move that can end up saving you money in the long run. Forgot to turn down the heat before leaving for the day? Use your thermostat’s app and turn it down from wherever you have an internet connection. Want an easier way to program your week than pressing and holding two buttons  [Read More…]