Tag Archive: Apparently


This is apparently a Nokia feature phone running Android

What you need to know A photo from 9to5Google shows what’s supposedly an Android-powered feature phone. It doesn’t have a touchscreen and instead uses buttons for navigation. There’s no word on how much the phone will cost or when it’ll be available.

Nokia’s been killing it in the Android space for the last couple of years. Under the ownership of HMD Global, we’ve seen a relentless number of Nokia handsets dominate the mid and low-end market, but now  [Read More…]

This is apparently our first look at the Google Pixel 4

That rear camera housing could hold at least two sensors.

What you need to know These leaked CAD renders showcase what’s supposedly the Pixel 4. The phone will have at least two rear cameras. We’re also expecting an in-screen fingerprint sensor and a display notch.

Google’s Pixel phones have had a tendency to be among the most-leaked in the industry, that point being especially true with last year’s Pixel 3. Now on June 10 — likely four  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Alexa team can apparently find your home address in seconds

The convenience of virtual assistants comes at a cost.

In the world of smart assistants, Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular and widely-used. It’s accessible through smart speakers, phones, and smartwatches, and while it’s an incredibly powerful tool, the convenience of using it comes at the expense of your privacy.

Privacy conerns surrounding Alexa, Google Assistant, etc. aren’t new, but according to a new report from Bloomberg, employees of Amazon’s Alexa Data Services team have  [Read More…]

Apparently I like a wallet case on my phone now

Simplicity is what makes this work, and I like it.

Tech companies have been telling me for almost a decade now that we’re all right around the corner from leaving the traditional wallet behind. Yet here I sit, early 2019, and that flap of leather still rests in my back right pocket ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice. There have certainly been times where I could get away with using my phone for payments, but  [Read More…]

The Google Home Hub will apparently be rebranded as ‘Google Nest Hub’

And people wonder why Google’s brand identity gets made fun of.

Back in October, Google released the Home Hub — an excellent little smart display with a fantastic design, gorgeous display, and solid price tag. It’s an awesome smart home device that fits in line with Google’s other Home products, but according to a new report, it’ll soon go by a different name.

Per 9to5Google, the Google Home Hub will soon be rebranded and relaunched as the  [Read More…]

Google’s censored search engine for China has apparently been shut down

The project was supposedly kept secret from Google’s privacy team.

This past August, a report surfaced claiming that Google was working on a censored version of its search engine for the Chinese market and was preparing to launch it by April 2019. A few months later, another report has popped up indicating that the China-focused search engine has been canceled.

According to The Intercept:

The internal rift over the system has had massive ramifications, effectively ending work  [Read More…]

Project Fi is apparently coming to phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and Apple

Not all Project Fi features will be available on the new devices.

Project Fi initially launched with support for just one phone (the Nexus 6) back in 2015. It’s since expanded to the Pixel series and select devices from Motorola and LG, and according to what appears to have been a broken embargo, Project Fi is considerably expanding its phone support once more.

Per the BGR post that has since been taken down, Project Fi will soon  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3s bought from Best Buy are apparently SIM locked to Verizon

This is not a great sign.

Verizon being the “exclusive” carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are seemingly SIM locked to Verizon. Early units being sold today (the first  [Read More…]

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

Are you a numb thumber?

Smartphones have become a regular part of our daily lives. We use them to text, tweet, and stream videos, and all of this requires the use of our fingers — more often than not, specifically our thumbs.

Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called “Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons.” In it, Bowles talks about how, as she’s continued to use  [Read More…]

ZTE’s apparently making a phone with two notches because of course they are

Ladies and gents, meet the ZTE Iceberg.

The notch has been a controversial subject in the smartphone industry ever since the Essential Phone was announced almost a year ago, and the past few months have seen more and more OEMs adopt this design trend. WinFuture recently shared exclusive renders of a concept device ZTE’s working on, and it features not one, but two notches in its display.

The phone in question is currently referred to as the  [Read More…]