Tag Archive: Here’s


Here’s the complete list of real-world Ingress events for the next year

Yes, people still play Ingress. A lot of people. Can we move on now? Good.

It may be the oldest of the Niantic games, but Ingress still draws in massive crowds all over the world to participate in its events. This vibrant community of strategists work together just as well side by side as they do across oceans to complete tasks in the game and win the war for their side. With the launch of Ingress Prime, the  [Read More…]

We benchmarked the Snapdragon 845 — here’s why none of the numbers matter

These are the numbers that run your phone.

When Qualcomm launches a new processor (ahem, “mobile platform“), we take notice. The new Snapdragon 845 will be the go-to choice in just about every high-end phone in 2018 (and even into early 2019), just like the Snapdragon 835, 821 and 820 were previously.

The nerds among us use the opportunity of a new chip release to try and quantify just how much “better” it is, in an attempt to determine  [Read More…]

Instagram welcomes new Type Mode in Stories, here’s how to take advantage of it

Instagram is a photo-centric app, but with the latest update, the company is now offering users the option to add text-only posts in Instagram Stories. The new Type mode uses creative text styles and backgrounds to encourage individuals to express their thoughts with the help of colorful and expressive tools. Instagram also notes you can […]

LG settles bootloop lawsuit, here’s what you’ll be able to get

After being cornered into admitting that a some of its phone models contained manufacturing defects en-masse, LG found itself having to deal with a class action suit in the US. The issues meant that some owners of LG devices – including the G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X and G5 – had to deal with smartphones […]

Want to win a BlackBerry Motion? Here’s how to do it

TCL launched the BlackBerry Motion keyboard-less smartphone on the US market back at CES 2018. Well if you haven’t placed an order for the device yet, here’s your chance of getting the phone – for free! Gentlemen’s Choice has partnered up with BlackBerry to let you win a free BlackBerry Motion Android handset. The contest […]

Here’s how Nest Hello can out-doorbell Ring

The leading smart doorbell is about to get a huge competitor in the form of the Alphabet-owned Nest Hello.

Ring isn’t the only company that makes a smart doorbell. It hasn’t been for a long time, actually. But the number of competitors that it’s had to deal with have been few and far between. And for the most part, almost no one has come out with anything that looks remotely acceptable as a way to greet a  [Read More…]

Sprint baits switchers with one year of free service, here’s what you can get

Unhappy with your carrier? Sprint this week announced it is bringing back a major promotion aimed at switchers. For a limited time, Sprint will offer a full year of free service for those willing to switch from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or other postpaid carriers. This includes unlimited talk, text, & data. The good news is […]

Here’s an easy fix for Google Pixel 2 fingerprint sensor issues

When a convenience turns into a concern, we get mad.

The Google Pixel 2‘s fingerprint sensor is in a perfect place to effortlessly use. But what happens when you put your finger there and it just … doesn’t work? After a few attempts of the sensor not recognizing your fingerprint, the software actually fails out and requires you to enter your passcode to get past the lock screen or password to enter a secure app. That’s not fun —  [Read More…]

MIUI 9 global is now rolling out: Here’s the list of eligible devices

The global version of MIUI 9 is now starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s devices.

MIUI 9 was unveiled earlier this year in China, and now the global version of the ROM is starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s entire portfolio of devices. The manufacturer is making the update widely available, with the five-year-old Mi 2 set to receive the latest version. To put things into context, the Mi 2 launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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Here’s what you need to know about the WhatsApp group chat security flaw

Relax, nobody is going to be hacking your WhatsApp messages, at least not this way.

A lot of talk went down yesterday about a new way to exploit WhatsApp and bypass the end-to-end encryption the company likes to mention that it has whenever it can. I’ve seen tweets and comments that run the gamut from “it’s FUD” to talking about some backdoor that Facebook had installed.

The good news is that it’s neither. In fact, it’s not  [Read More…]