Fingerprint sensors are fast becoming a standard in Android phones, thanks largely to the native support in 6.0 Marshmallow. While many associate the tech with security for logging in or making purchases, a fingerprint reader can be used for other features, too. That is, of course, if the phone and its software are set up […]
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For years, the name HTC was synonymous with solid smartphones. If you bought a high-end HTC, you knew you were getting a classy metal chassis, slick and sporty software, and better audio than any other smartphone. But the company’s reward for all that quiet consistency was a customer base that slowly evaporated as its competitors cleaned up. So last year it shook things up a little with the well-received HTC 10. And this year, everything’s different — except the [Read More…]
This week WhatsApp is turning 8, so as to celebrate the company has pushed out an update to improve the Status feature. For the time being the feat will be available only for users located in France and the Netherlands, but a global roll-out is expected to happen in the near future. Instagram introduced a […]
Here’s a great deal on a great phone.
In our comparison between the LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9, I said both phones are fairly comparable in terms of performance, while the V20 has the edge in the camera department and the Mate 9 tops the battery tests. But my conclusion was that, if you are buying the phone outright, the $ 599.99 Mate 9 is the way to go, since the V20 costs around $ 200 more.
OnePlus shows off the “world’s most lickable smartphones.”
OnePlus has a history of making questionable ads. The company’s earlier efforts were downright sexist and understandably caught a lot of flak, following which the brand turned its attention to videos that at least showcased its products.
For Valentine’s Day, OnePlus is bringing back the cringe factor with its #LickOfLove contest, through which you’ll be able to win two customized OnePlus 3Ts. While the contest itself is straightforward, [Read More…]
Chime is an easy-to-use video conferencing tool powered by Amazon’s cloud platform.
Amazon Web Services has launched Chime, a cloud-based video conferencing service aimed at businesses. Available on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac, Chime allows users to quickly set up meetings, offering VoIP and video calling, instant messaging, and screen sharing. The feature-set is similar to that of Hangouts, and Amazon is also targeting Skype for Business — which runs on Microsoft’s own cloud-based Azure ecosystem — [Read More…]
Remember that in January, Verizon launched its 5GB for $ 55 data plan, claiming most customers don’t use more than 5GB of data per month. Well it seems, Big Red suddenly realized some of its costumers do want to have the option of choosing an unlimited data plan. So it has spurted out a plan to […]
Samsung’s high-end phones, like the Galaxy S7, are great, but also expensive, and the Galaxy A series has traditionally been about creating a leaner product at a more affordable price. Samsung has just launched the 2017 refresh of the Galaxy A3 and A5 in the UK, where they’ll sell for £299 and £399 respectively.
The physical design is very similar and very Samsung-eqsue — glass front and back, and the back panel actually has a nice subtle GS7-like curve [Read More…]
When it comes to Android Wear 2.0, the LG Watch Sport isn’t the only game in town. Its leaner cousin, the Watch Style, is one of the sleekest, slimmest Android watches to date. And it serves as an alternative to the hefty Watch Sport for buyers wanting the basic Android Wear 2.0 experience without the LTE and NFC baggage of the Sport. (And the extra bulk that’s required due to extra antennae and bigger batteries.)
As the name suggests, [Read More…]
The newly launched LG Watch Sport is the new head of the Android Wear family, with version 2 of Google’s wearable platform and a loadout of features including LTE, GPS and NFC for Android Pay. It’s also a big, chunky watch that’s going to look out of place on smaller wrists. And, with all that technology ticking away under the hood, it’s a device which won’t last much beyond the one-day mark if you’re using LTE.
On top of [Read More…]