Tag Archive: Phones


New RAMpage attack affects all Android phones released since 2012

RAMpage can access passwords, photos, documents, and more.

There’s a new security vulnerability, boys and girls. It’s called RAMpage and is the latest type of Rowhammer attack to hit the scene.

RAMpage was discovered by a group of eight academics across three different universities and the official research paper was published on June 28, 2018. It reads as follows:

RAMpage breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system. While apps are typically not  [Read More…]

Motorola promises to change the way we use our phones on August 2

Maybe this is where we’ll get the Moto Z3?

Even though the Moto Z3 Play was just announced earlier this month, Motorola already has something else in store for us to check out.

The company just released a teaser video on YouTube highlighting a press event that’ll take place on August 2 at 2:00 PM at its headquarters in Chicago. For the video’s description, it reads:

Mark your calendar. On August 2, we’re making a big announcement at  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are coming to mid-range phones this year

These are the new chips you’ll see in mid-range phones for the next two years.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series platforms get most of the headlines, but it’s the mid-range 600 and 400-series that power more devices and are critical to the performance of less expensive phones. With that in mind, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 — upgrades from the current 626, 430 and 425, respectively.

Further pushing the envelope in the mid-range, the  [Read More…]

Is there a single USB-C headphone adapter that works with all phones?

Part of what we do here is to look at all sorts of accessories you might want to use with your phone. Cases, screen protectors, headphones, you name it and we try to look and recommend a product so you know if you’re getting your money’s worth. Since the 3.5mm headphone jack is fading away (yes, Samsung will do it too, once it’s more affordable) that also means we need to look at USB Type C headphones and  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Xiaomi is releasing in 2018

Do you know what phones Xiaomi’s coming out with this year?

You may not be all that familiar with Xiaomi if you live in the U.S., but for folks in China, India, and other parts of the globe, Xiaomi is one of the most popular consumer technology brands in the business.

Xiaomi crafts a variety of gadgets and gizmos, ranging from laptops, smart vacuums, and even electric bicycles, but its bread and butter lies with smartphones.

Each  [Read More…]

Honor 10 vs. Nokia 7 Plus: Two of the best $400 phones on the market

The Honor 10 has a flashy design, while the Nokia 7 Plus is all about a clean user interface.

If you’re in the market for a $ 400-equivalent phone, the Nokia 7 Plus and the Honor 10 are two of the best options available.

The Honor 10 is notable for its aurora glass design, which alternates between several shades of blue (or green) based on how light reflects off the back. The phone also comes with 128GB  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play are the latest Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Announced earlier this month in Brazil, the Moto Z3 Play is now up for pre-order at Amazon, but you’ll need to be a Prime member to get it.

The phone is the latest addition to Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program which allow Prime members to get quality smartphones at discounted prices. All Prime Phones come bundled with Amazon’s services and apps including Prime Video, Prime Music and more. But thankfully the annoying lockscreen ads have been removed.

Anyway, the Moto  [Read More…]

These are the Nokia phones that have been updated to Android Oreo

Follow Oreo’s rollout to Nokia phones right here!

Software updates have long been one of Android’s pain points, but one OEM that’s proven to excel in these regards is Nokia.

HMD Global is producing some of the best mid-to-low-range Android phones right now, and the company does an excellent job at ensuring the phones it releases are updated to new software versions as quickly as possible.

If you have a Nokia phone and are wondering when Oreo is heading  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Samsung is releasing in 2018

Samsung does more than just the Note, you know.

If you own an Android phone, there’s a really good chance it’s got a Samsung logo on it. Samsung is the most popular Android OEM on the planet, and to achieve this, the company releases a ton of hardware every year.

Samsung’s highlight phones come from the S and Note lineups, but in between those, you’ll find a variety of mid-to-low-end gadgets, too.

To make sure you’re up  [Read More…]

These are all the phones LG is releasing in 2018

From the V40 to the Q7, here’s what LG has in store for 2018.

Although it may not be the most popular smartphone brand in the States, LG releases more Android phones than almost anyone else in the West.

Ranging from high-end flagships to budget phones that barely cost $ 100, LG kicks out a number of handsets throughout the year that are all catered to different demographics. Keeping up with these releases can be a challenge,  [Read More…]