Category: Android News

Understanding the Galaxy S8’s display resolution options

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ default to ‘Full HD+’ resolution, but it’s easy to go higher or lower. Here’s why you might want to do that.

The Galaxy S8’s Quad HD+ SuperAMOLED panel is one of its standout features. Indeed, that big, almost bezel-free display features heavily in Samsung’s ads for the phone. By default, though, it’s not set to run at its full, native resolution of 2960×1440, instead it’s downsampled to “Full HD+,” or 2220×1080. And  [Read More…]

Samsung’s In-Traffic Reply app aims to combat distracted driving

Yesterday, Google rolled out a new feature in Maps to help users where they parked their car. Now Samsung is also targeting drivers with a new application called In-Traffic Reply – but for a totally different reason. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in car accidents caused by drivers who used their smartphones while […]

How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy S8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

One of the features on Android that’s requested frequently, particularly by anyone who’s used an iPhone, is notification badges on app icons. That means that as notifications for that app pile up, a small circle with a number indicating the amount of unread notifications is placed on its icon. Listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the Galaxy S8 — but  [Read More…]

Grab the LG K3 2017 for only $20 from US Cellular

Looking for a new smartphone, but you can only afford to spend the bare minimum on it? US Cellular might just have exactly what you need. Only a few days ago we told you that the ZTE Blade Max 3 landed on the virtual shelves of the carrier for $ 199 outright, but that’s too much […]

BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the U.S. and Canada on May 31

Keyboard addicts, start your engines…

The BlackBerry KEYone is coming to the U.S. and Canada on the last day of May. That’s the official news out of TCL, purveyor of all things BlackBerry hardware these days. The phone was initially supposed to launch in April, but unforeseen delays pushed its release back to the edge of summer.

Back at MWC, BlackBerry Mobile said that the KEYone would cost $ 549 unlocked, and we can now confirm that  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone gets exclusive launch at London’s Selfridges

BlackBerry Mobile’s new QWERTY slab will be available for a limited time from the high-end Oxford Street department store.

BlackBerry Mobile has announced that its new KEYone smartphone has gone on sale exclusively, for a limited time, at London’s Selfridges department store on Oxford Road. Today’s launch means QWERTY fans can pick up the phone more than a week early at the store, ahead of its nationwide launch at Carphone Warehouse on May 5. In Europe, the  [Read More…]

How to fix Audio Sync issues on your Gear VR!

Audio issues can make games and experiences much less enjoyable but there are ways to deal with it.

The point of VR is to be able to completely immerse yourself in an experience, right? Whether you’re gunning down enemies in Gunjack, or enjoying some 360 degree videos, audio is an integral part of the package. So what do you do when the audio isn’t syncing up correctly with video inside of your Gear VR? Have no fear,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

Xiaomi once again sets the bar for value, but the decision to remove the 3.5mm jack could backfire.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen phones in the mid-range segment close the gap on flagships from Samsung, LG, and HTC. The likes of OnePlus 3T, Honor 8, and Xiaomi’s Mi 5 showed that you don’t necessarily have to spend big to get access to high-end internals and dual camera tech.

Xiaomi has built its entire  [Read More…]

Samsung posts record profits in Q1 2017 even as phone sales decline

Increased sales in the semiconductor business lead to Samsung’s second-most profitable quarter.

Samsung has published its earnings results for the quarter ending in March 2017, and as it forecast a few weeks ago, Q1 2017 was very profitable for the company. Operating profit saw a massive year-on-year increase of 48% to $ 8.8 billion (9.9 trillion won), leading to Samsung’s second-most profitable quarter ever and best-ever first quarter.

Net profit at $ 6.8 billion (7.68 trillion won)  [Read More…]

Best Wall Outlets with Charging Ports

What’s the best wall outlet with USB ports?

At this point, most households have some sort of portable device that requires charging, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or vape (AKA douche flute). Sometimes you have to negotiate between leaving a lamp and TV plugged in or having a charged phone. You can save yourself the annoyance by picking up a wall outlet with USB ports. That way you can charge your devices while leaving all the  [Read More…]