Tag Archive: Phones


More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.

We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it’s for good reason. Many often have a false sense of just how secure their private data is on their devices — that is, if they’re thinking about it at all. Your average smartphone user just wants to access the apps and people they care about, and not worry about security.

That’s why it was  [Read More…]

TigerVPN: Lifetime encrypted, private browsing for phones and computers, only $39

Maintaining security when online is vital to keeping your personal information to yourself only. Most of us aren’t proactive when it comes to security, as we hope the tools companies put in place will keep us safe. Yet there is a way to secure your information through encryption using a Virtual Private Network. Today’s Deal […]

Best Samsung Phones

If you’re into Android, a Samsung phone is probably on your list. Here’s what to consider.

Since the debut of the Galaxy S2, Samsung has ranked as one of the top selling manufacturers of Android smartphones. Over the years, the South Korean company has managed to positively iterate on its flagship offerings by offering new features and a better interface with every new model.

This year, it’s the Galaxy S8 that takes the spotlight as the defacto  [Read More…]

Netflix no longer works on rooted or bootloader-unlocked Android phones

Wanted to go for a binge on your rooted Android phone? I’ve got some bad news.

Rooted users started noticing the app gone from Google Play on their devices over the weekend, and Netflix eventually confirmed it did this intentionally. The streaming service is now using Google’s Wildvine DRM to block the app from rooted devices that don’t pass Wildvine’s security status, and its Google Play listing will not appear for devices that fail a SafetyNet check, which not  [Read More…]

Best LG Phones

Let’s be completely honest here — LG’s generally known as the other South Korean smartphone company. But if that’s all you think about LG, you’re sorely missing out, as it’s been making really good smartphones that too often fly under the radar. That’s not to say we haven’t seen LG make inroads in the past few years. It’s made three Nexus phones in partnership with Google, and in recent years has become known for trying something different with wacky  [Read More…]

Motorola to release nine phones from C, E, G, X and Z lines in 2017

Motorola brings back old favorites and adds a Moto C line that offers “Unlimited Essentials.”

The latest leak from Evan Blass should get fans of Motorola phones excited.

In a leaked slide we get to see Motorola’s 2017 lineup, including the introduction of a new Moto C line. According to the photo, there are nine phones expected this year to cover everything from value shoppers to enthusiasts.

Motorola 2017 [via tip] pic.twitter.com/qahD9PIxrD

— Evan Blass (@evleaks)  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s lineup of affordable premium phones is called REVVL

A few weeks ago it was revealed T-Mobile is working on self-branded smartphone with flagship-level specs but affordable price tag. While not much was known about the handset at the time, today we come back with more information on the topic. According to an industry source familiar with the matter, the Magenta carrier is gearing […]

Moto Z2 Play leak suggests the phone’s battery will be downgraded

Lenovo is decreasing battery size to make the Moto Z2 Play thinner.

We’re due for an update to the Moto Z Play, and a recent leak out of VentureBeat gives us a look at what’s coming with the Moto Z2 Play. The render image shows off a design that is reminiscent of the Moto G5 Plus, with a rounded fingerprint sensor up front and magnetic pins at the back for Moto Mods.

However, it looks like  [Read More…]

Moto X Pure Edition, one of our favorite phones of 2015, is getting Nougat

The Moto X Pure Edition was big and curvy and didn’t have a great camera, but we loved it anyway. And now it’s getting an update to Nougat.

Android 7.0 is rolling out to one of our favorite devices of 2015, the Moto X Pure Edition, also known as the Moto X Style in some parts of the world.

Motorola’s parent company Lenovo promised the update way back in October of last year, but has been prioritizing its 2016  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s phones aren’t coming to the U.S. or UK anytime soon

Xiaomi doesn’t want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin.

Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market “in the near future.” We haven’t heard much about the Chinese manufacturer’s global plans since then, but it looks like customers in Western countries will have to wait awhile to get their hands on Xiaomi’s phones.

In an interview with Engadget,  [Read More…]