Facebook Messenger is getting autoplay video ads

Facebook seemingly took a look at its Messenger and decided it didn’t contain enough stuff already. Hence, the company is adding autoplay video ads to the chat app. The rollout has started already, but as usual it may be a while before you see them. Facebook Messenger started showing static ads last year, and now […]

vivo NEX S in for review

Phone evolution is rapid – blink, and you’ll miss it. The top bezel, for example, was so thin, when the Galaxy S8 was introduced. It transformed into a cutout with the iPhone X, became smaller with the Huawei P20 and finally disappeared completely with the launch of the vivo NEX series. Okay, we may be […]

Google Podcasts app now available on Android

Google has released its own podcasting app for Android, called Google Podcasts. The app is now available for free on the Google Play Store. There is no iOS app available at the moment nor have they announced any plans on releasing one. Google Podcasts is a very simple podcasting app. You can search and subscribe […]

You can’t hail an Uber via Google Maps anymore

A while back, Google introduced support for displaying ride sharing apps and their estimated rates right from Google Maps’ view of different transit and transportation directions. At first, Uber was the only ride sharing app to show up in Google Maps’ directions view. Later, Uber and Google Maps added support to fully request a ride, […]

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Review

The Bullets Wireless is OnePlus’ first foray into the world of wireless headphones. They are also only the third pair of earphones released by the company, the first two being wired. You could say the company is still relatively new at this, especially at wireless audio. But with headphone jacks quickly disappearing from phones, there […]

Weekly poll: vivo NEX phones, hot or not?

Jaws dropped as vivo unveiled the APEX with its pop up camera and under display fingerprint sensor. It was just a prototype, but the company quickly followed up with actual devices – the NEX S and NEX A. And these aren’t some halo phones like Huawei’s Mate RS Porsche Design, these are proper mass market […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 24

At a time when the number 1 and 2 remain the same as last week, a new number 3 is still exciting news. That would be the Samsung Galaxy J6, climbing two spots to join the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Mi 8 on the podium. The OnePlus 6 seems to be bolted in […]

Smartphone World Cup: Groups C and D

Here come the next two groups of our Smartphone World Cup (groups A and B are here. Group C The Apple iPhone X wasn’t the first phone with a notch, but it’s the phone that made all other notched handsets possible – once factories geared up for Apple’s demands, they also made the tech more […]

New Xiaomi devices get FCC certified

A couple of new Xiaomi devices have been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US. The FCC ids are 2AFZZ-RMSC3DG and 2AFZZ-RMSC3CG, while model numbers are M1804C3DG and M1804C3CG. The listings further reveal that both devices run MIUI 9. Sadly, nothing else is known about these devices currently, including what specs and […]

Weekend APPetizers: Paul’s favorite apps

Weekend APPetizers (see what we did there?) is our latest feature where we tell you about some of our favorite apps that reside on our smartphones. Paul’s favorite apps Hi, I’m Paul, and my daily driver is an iPhone, so invariably a couple of these apps will not be available for you Android users out […]

Event invitation reconfirms bezeless front for Nubia Z18

All Nubia Z18 leaks and teasers so far have pointed to a bezeless design. And now, an event invitation has surfaced to reconfirm a total lack of bezels. The Chinese text in the image translates into “open the future.” A schematic for the device also surfaced, revealing some of the design aspects, including rear-mounted fingerprint […]

Check out our Nokia 8 Sirocco video review

HMD’s had a plan in place when it resurrected the Nokia brand – start from the middle and expand up and down. The Nokia 8 was its first flagship, but its 5.3″ screen felt a little small and the dual camera wasn’t great. But HMD had a do-over. The Nokia 8 Sirocco increases the screen […]

Sony is working on a new Xperia Home launcher

A few days ago, news broke about Sony discontinuing the development of its own Xperia Home launcher that ships with every Sony smartphone. The firm has also planned to close the Beta program for the launcher. The information seemed odd at the time, but now Erika Prymus, a developer part of the Xperia Home team, […]

Venmo is discontinuing web support for payments and more

PayPal-owned, peer-to-peer payments app Venmo is ending web support for its service, the company announced in an email to users. The changes, which are beginning to roll out now, will see the Venmo .com website phasing out support for making payments and charging users. In time, users will see even less functionality on the website, […]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera review

Looking at the title of the review, we can’t help but think a quick explanation is in order. Namely, one clearing up which product we are reviewing. We’ve seen horrible naming conventions in the smartphone realm time and time again, but as far as sheer complexity and confusion of choice goes, Xiaomi arguably takes the […]

Apple issues iOS update to prevent GrayKey hacking

Apple has rolled out a new security feature in its latest iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 developer betas that will prevent people from using GrayKey devices to gain access to locked iPhones. The feature will make it to future stable releases as well. GrayKey is a device that plugs into your iOS device over the […]

Samsung Gear S4 to come with bigger battery

We’ve heard a lot about Samsung’s Galaxy Note9 in the last few days so it’s time to turn our heads to the upcoming Gear S4. The smartwatch is reportedly being released alongside the Galaxy Note9 with some new tech on board. The source cites that the Korean giant is going to implement a new Panel […]

Oppo Find X’s full specs leak, look exciting

A Twitter post just revealed almost all of the specs of the upcoming Find X flagship from Oppo leaving only the design behind the curtains. At first glance, the Find X will feature specs that are pretty close to vivo NEX, which is normal given that both companies are closely related. Anyone excited about Oppo […]

Our Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) first look video is up

We’ve a new video for you and it’s dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018). The first look brings up some of the key selling points of the Samsung’s latest mid-ranger. We discuss the phone’s rather sturdy aluminum build wrapping around the Infinity Display featuring Super AMOLED panel. The curved edges of the flagship S-series […]

Snapchat now lets you unsend messages

Snapchat users will soon be able to unsend messages to their friends. An update releasing in the next few weeks will enable this feature. Once the update has rolled-out, you will be able to long-press on any message, whether it’s a text, image, video, sticker or voice note, and get the option to delete it. […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 23

After a period of relative stability out top 10 trending chart has been seeing some intense action in the past month. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro is now having its turn in the lead, dethroning last week’s champion – the Mi 8. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro staged an amazing fightback to capture the […]

Sunday debate: Bigger battery or slimmer phone?

Great design often requires sacrifices. What do you look for in a modern-day smartphone: a sexy, slim profile or some more juice, regardless of a little extra heft and potentially lesser looks? Ro and Victor discuss. Victor: “With great power comes great responsibility” “Progress” is quite a fickle term in the mobile realm. It wasn’t […]

Using your iPhone with Windows

We’re sure Apple wouldn’t mind if you bought a Mac, but did you know that using Apple’s iCloud will make life easier when using an iPhone and a Windows PC? Apple created an official utility – iCloud for Windows, which synchronizes information, photos, and files with your Windows PC. While this approach is seamless, it […]

Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) in for review

Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) – a device for the young or at least those unable or unwilling to spend too much cash, but want a big screen and cool portrait photos. The this year’s Y7 Prime boasts a 5.99-inch IPS display with a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and a cost-saving HD+ (720 x 1440 px) […]

Mysterious LG smartwatch with Wear OS stops by FCC

It’s going to be a busy year for LG with its plethora of wearables. A lot of leaks recently started to pop up with small bits of information regarding future LG smartwatches. Just last month, the Korean company filed three new smartwatches on the FCC – successors to the Sport and Style lineup and an […]

Samsung Galaxy S9 pair top global sales in April

Counterpoint put out some interesting figures in its latest Market Pulse April Edition report. It details the top-selling smartphones worldwide – a chart which Samsung’s current Galaxy S9 and S9+ appear to be dominating. The company’s analysts measured particularly good performance for the Korean giant in North America and the Asia-Pacific markets. Aggressive price cuts, […]

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge gets Oreo in India

Today, we’ve received a top about an incoming Android 8.0 Oreo OTA for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in India. The Android Oreo update for this device brings the Samsung UI Experience version 9.0, Dual Messenger, high contrast keyboard, and overall UI improvements to get the S7 edge’s interface looking more like the Galaxy S8 […]

RIP Yahoo Messenger, 1998-2018

First they came for AOL Instant Messenger, and killed it off on December 15 of last year. Now they’re aiming for Yahoo Messenger, one of the original chat services. It is scheduled to die on July 17 this year. If you want to, you can download your chat history for the next six months by […]

OnePlus 6 review

If the letter T is OnePlus’ way of branding an interim half-generation upgrade, why isn’t this latest one named the 5TT? Yes, we’re talking about the OnePlus 6, and a quick look at the specs will tell you what we are on about. Still let’s not dwell on what hasn’t changed and focus instead on […]

Xiaomi Redmi S2 in for review

Xiaomi quickly emerged to Top 5 manufacturer in the world thanks to affordable but reliable smartphones. The latest addition to the portfolio that matches the description is the Xiaomi Redmi S2, announced last month in China. It is also bound to arrive on the Indian market under the Redmi Y2 moniker as a cheaper variant […]

Moto G6 review

Motorola may have changed ownership a few times already, but the iconic Moto G series not only survived the turmoil but thrived. Cheap yet powerful is a very lucrative smartphone niche and lately all makers are making the run for it. Does the Moto G6 hits the sweet spot? Let’s find out! Powered by WPeMatico

WatchOS 5 makes the Apple Watch more connected and activity-aware

WatchOS 5 turbo boosts the fitness tracking capabilities of the Apple Watch. Gamification has always been central to the Apple Watch tracking experience. Now Apple is improving on it’s famous circle-closing experience through Challenges. Challenges lets you create 7-day-long competitions with your friends. Throughout the period, all of you will be working towards the same […]

New phones of the week

The deluge of new phone announcements continues in what used to be a slow season in our line of work. For the third week in a row, we have a whole bunch of new releases, spanning all market segments. High up top, we have the Xiaomi Mi 8 – the company’s commemorative 8th-anniversary handset. 6.21-inch […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 22

Plenty of commotion in the top 10 chart this week, mostly due to the eagerly-anticipated unveiling of Xiaomi’s new flagship device. The Mi 8 is only part of the story, as the Chinese OEM also took the wrappings off the Mi 8 Explorer and Mi 8 SE. The latter comes with a different design and […]

Apple WWDC ’18: what to expect

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) starts on Monday, June 4 and runs through June 8 in San Jose, CA. When Tim Cook and co take to the stage on June 4 10:00 am Pacific Time to start proceedings, some announcements will be a sure thing. While we may not see much in the way […]

vivo NEX will come in three variants after all

New alterations of the vivo NEX have been popping out left and right. Just the other day, a second vivo NEX S version appeared in a Geekbench score sheet with Snapdragon 710 and got certified a day later. But now, a Chinese 3C certification report lists one more model dubbed as NEX A. Unfortunately, the […]

Honor 10 review

we find ourselves in the odd position of reviewing the Honor 10 – a device which is substantially cheaper than the Huawei P20, and yet, it’s surprisingly identical to the flagship device in so many ways. Huawei and Honor may be described as two sides of the same coin. Honor, being a Huawei sub-brand, has […]