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Upcoming WhatsApp update will let you share any type of file

WhatsApp will soon let you share any file you want, as long as it’s under 128MB.

Currently, you can share photos, audio and video files, and PDF documents on WhatsApp, but the Facebook-owned messaging platform will soon allow you to share any type of file. As noted by WABetaInfo, the update is being tested with a small subset of users, and should be rolling out to WhatsApp’s 1.2 billion customers shortly.

According to the publication, you’ll  [Read More…]

YouTube’s new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create

YouTube’s new VR180 video format bridges the gap between 2D and VR, and it’s going to be a big deal.

At VidCon 2017, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced some big things for the platform, including a mind-blowing statistic: 1.5 billion people watch YouTube videos monthly.

But one of the bigger topics discussed at the show was an upcoming video format called VR180, which combines virtual reality and regular old flat 2D content into a single video. Using  [Read More…]

Google removes private medical records from search results

Personal medical records are supposed to stay between you and your doctor, but in a digital age that’s not always what happens.

Healthcare systems get hacked, insurance providers suffer massive data breaches, and clerical errors lead to medical records being put up online for the world to see, and more importantly search for. Keeping your medical records private is something protected by law in many parts of the world, including HIPAA privacy laws in the United States, so it  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8 Active appears in new benchmarks with an odd screen size

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has passed through GFXBench revealing the device to feature a 5.4-inch display, while being powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may debut in September with two stabilized cameras, 6GB RAM

The Galaxy Note 8 is coming soon, and the rumor mill has started to churn.

Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 8 in mid-September, two weeks later than previously rumored, and after the hubbub of IFA has died down. It would also be a year and a month later than the Galaxy Note 7’s August debut, lining up with a later-than-usual March announcement of the Galaxy S8. This according to typically-reliable leaker, Evan Blass, of Venturebeat.

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Everything you need to know about sideloading apps for your Gear VR

Sideloading apps onto your phone is easy and lets you access apps you can’t get on the Google Play Store.

The Gear VR is one of the most accessible forms of virtual reality available today because it runs right off of your Samsung phone. Initially, there are plenty of apps that you can download from the Oculus Store, or the Google Play Store. However, if you’ve found an app that you want to try that isn’t on  [Read More…]

The LG V30 is likely to feature a new design and will support wireless charging

A new rumor claims that the LG V30 will feature wireless charging, leading to speculation that it will feature a glass back.

How to SIM unlock the LG G5

The LG G5 was released last year to a ton of hype for its redesigned body and modular system. And while it wasn’t the huge success that LG wished it had been, a ton of people bought into LG’s vision. Even if you don’t get the cool modules you can add into the G5, you’re […]

Modern Dad really likes the HTC U11

Another great phone from HTC, but the same question remains: Can they actually sell it?

My first smartphone was from HTC — the Treo 750. Over the years I’ve used more HTC devices than I can even remember, from the Nexus One up through today’s flagship, the U11. Not every phone has been a winner, but more often than not I (and others, of course) came to the conclusion that basically went “This is a hell of a phone.  [Read More…]

Huawei Honor 6X phone reivew

Google made it clear at I/O that there is a huge focus on lowering the cost of purchasing an Android device. With the announcement of Android Go, coinciding with the launch of Android O, it is clear that Google is pushing for manufacturers to develop and release phones at even lower prices than they are […]