Upcoming iPad Pro shown inside a case, Face ID in tow

Apple didn’t introduce new tablets at its September event, but now it’s widely rumored to be holding a separate get-together this month for just that purpose. We should thus finally see the much-leaked 2018 edition of the iPad Pro becoming official. The new 12.9-inch model is today being pictured with its rounded screen corners inside […]

Affordable vivo Y81i appears in Malaysia

vivo first introduced the Y83 with a notch and a fingerprint scanner on the back in May and a month later the vivo Y81 appeared without the sensor and with a toned-down chipset. Now we get a third installment in the series and its most affordable member yet – the vivo Y81i. All the neat […]

Oppo R15X flexes its Snapdragon 660 on Geekbench

The Oppo PBCM10, which leaked alongside two other phones last week, and is believed to be called the Oppo R15X, has popped up on Geekbench. The device listed in the benchmark carries a Snapdragon 660 chipset (corroborating an earlier leak) with 6GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1. We expect the Oppo R15X to carry […]

Huawei Mate 20 and Pro rumor roundup

Tomorrow is the big day for Huawei fans – the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be revealed. There was an abundance of leaks building up to the event, which we will attempt to summarize here. What’s the difference? The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will have a curved OLED display with a higher resolution […]

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Review

The Amazon Echo Dot has been the runt of the litter among the Echo lineup. It’s the most affordable model and the easiest way to get yourself in the world of voice assistants. And because all the Alexa smarts are based in the cloud, the Echo Dot could do almost everything that the bigger and […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 41

The record keeps going and we mark sixth straight week of changing leaders in our trending chart. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro started hitting more and more markets and claimed the top spot from fourth last week. It edged out the Pocophone F1 that sits at second, while the three-cam Galaxy A7 (2018) completes the rostrum. […]

Nokia 7.1 in for review

The Nokia 7.1 is another mid-range smartphone from HMD, and one that has something unique to offer. And yes, we are talking about the screen – it’s undoubtedly the centerpiece of this new phone. If you don’t mind the notch, the Nokia 7.1 has an excellent IPS display that supports HDR10 and can convert SDR […]

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) hands-on review

The world’s first quad camera smartphone. Kind of has a ring to it, doesn’t it? Depending on how you tally up the snappers, that statement is true and unquestionably so, if you only consider the rear camera setup. Frankly, we can’t exactly say we are too surprised. It was more or less a matter of […]

iOS 12 is now on 50% of devices, Apple reveals

About a week ago a third party analytics firm told us that iOS 12 was already running on 47.54% of compatible Apple devices, a very short time after its release. Today the Cupertino company itself has published official adoption data. As of October 10, iOS 12 was installed on 50% of all compatible devices, and […]

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie gets updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Asus is today releasing the update to Android 8.1 Oreo for two versions of the Zenfone 4 Selfie launched last year. We’re talking about both the ZD553KL and the ZB553KL. The good news has been announced by the company on its official forums. For both phones, the new software version is 15.0400.1809.405. After installing the […]

Facebook mistakenly deleted some people’s Live videos

This time instead of exposing users’ data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users’ Live videos if they tried to post them to their Story and the News Feed after finishing their broadcast. Facebook wouldn’t say how many users or livestreams were impacted, but told the […]

Razer Phone 2 hands-on review

Everything about the Razer Phone 2 seems familiar, yet improved and refined. An experience quite similar to upgrading your computer’s GPU or swapping your console for the next version – both notions which gamers are accustomed to and comfortable with. Still, the question remains as to whether the upgrade job was enough to mend all […]

Watch the Razer Phone 2 livestream here

Razer was at the forefront of the new wave of gaming phones, unveiling its first Razer Phone about 11 months ago. Now it’s time to bring out the new one – you can watch it happen live thanks to the livestream below. This is the YouTube stream, but this landing page also has a Twitch […]

Apple needs a feature like Google’s Call Screen

Google just one-upped Apple in a significant way by addressing a problem that’s plaguing U.S. cellphone owners: spam calls. The company’s new Pixel 3 flagship Android smartphone is first to introduce a new call screening feature that leverages the built-in Google Assistant. The screening service transcribes the caller’s request in real-time, allowing you to decide […]

Google Pixel Slate hands-on review

It’s been a while since Google last released a tablet – the Pixel C came three years ago. The company has completely changed the formula this time around and we have Intel processors driving Chrome OS, rather than ARM-powered Android. The Google Pixel Slate is built around a 12.3″ IPS screen with a resolution of […]

Hands-on with Google’s Pixel Slate

Google unveiled a new lineup of devices today, including the Pixel Slate, a tablet that the company described as the next evolution of Chrome OS — but could also be seen as the company’s answer to both Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Surface. After the presentation, I had a chance to try the Pixel Slate for […]

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3: Should you upgrade?

If you’re considering making the jump to Google’s newly announced Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a Pixel 2 owner eyeing greener pastures or a bargain type hunting for a last-gen smartphone that’s still top of the line, comparing new and old is often useful. On specs alone, […]

Apple releases iOS 12.0.1 to fix XS charging issue

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, which fixes one of the issues users had reported. It fixes the problem where connecting the charger cable to the iPhone XS would occasionally not start the charging until the display was turned on. iOS 12.1 change log Apart from that, the update also fixes a couple of other issues, […]

Here’s how Google is revamping Gmail and Android security

Eager to change the conversation from their years-long exposure of user data via Google+ to the bright, shining future the company is providing, Google has announced some changes to the way permissions are approved for Android apps. The new process will be slower, more deliberate and hopefully secure. The changes are part of “Project Strobe,” […]

Week 40 in review: LG V40 ThinQ and Nokia 7.1 announced

Week 40 of 2018 saw two major announcements – LG brought forward its V40 ThinQ flagship, while HMD introduced the Nokia 7.1 upper-mid-ranger. The first one is undoubtedly more interesting, featuring arguably the best triple camera yet with three different viewing angles. We were also treated to a bunch of leaks, rumors and teasers of […]

We tried the Oppo Find X Lamborghini’s Super VOOC charging and it’s stupid fast

We’ve just received the ultra-premium version of the Oppo Find X – the Lamborghini Edition. It’s essentially a Find X Super Flash Edition but with carbon fiber and Lamborghini-branded back, wireless headphones in the box, a few Lamborghini themes and 512GB internal memory. More importantly, both special editions boast the mobile world’s fastest charging technology […]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro in for review

Just over half a year ago, Xiaomi released its budget big-screen solution, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and just last month, the Redmi Note 6 Pro came to be. At first glance, the newer phone appears to be a minor hardware refresh and yet, we find some big improvements in areas in which the Redmi […]

Top 10 trending phones of week 40

And here we have another record – our top 10 trending chart has seen different leaders for five straight weeks. The newly unveiled Nokia 7.1 jumped straight to the top, overtaking the Realme 2 Pro and the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. In fourth we have another new name – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, which […]

Facebook Lite makes its way to iOS

Facebook Lite has been available for Android since 2015, though for a long time it was only accessible from developing markets. This year it finally reached the US, the UK, and other developed markets, and now it’s ready to make the jump to iOS as well. The app is currently only installable if you have […]

Sony Xperia XZ3 is now available in the UK for £699

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3, was announced in late August at IFA. It’s been on pre-order in the UK since September 1. And following what was undoubtedly a pretty lengthy pre-order period, it finally became available today. Only Clove seems to have the units in stock at the moment, but the phone’s wider […]

Asus ROG phone coming to the US on October 18

Asus is bringing the ROG Phone to New York on October 18. To be clear, this is the original ROG phone, the one that was announced back in June (four months ago!) and has been in limbo ever since. The tweet is not the most detailed, it just says “details to follow”. Still, the timing […]

Huawei Mate 20 and 20 Pro prices revealed

With all the rumors about Huawei’s upcoming flagship phablets lately, we still know nothing about prices. Well, thanks to a fresh new report, that gap in our Mate 20 and 20 Pro knowledge is now fixed. The pricing list contains other phones as well and comes in Swiss francs. Also, note that these prices are […]

Wi-Fi is finally getting easy to understand version numbers

The Wi-Fi Alliance has finally figured out that the versioning system it’s been using to describe the different generations of the technology is simply not intuitive, or easy to understand by the average consumer. It’s amazing that this realization took decades to materialize, but hey, let’s focus on the good news. And that’s the fact […]

Our iPhone XS video review is now up

The iPhone XS. iPhone X successor, proud notch bearer, today’s iOS flagship for people who don’t enjoy very big phones. Like every year, Apple promised huge improvements in this model compared to its predecessor, especially when it comes to the rear camera system and overall performance. So do those promises hold up? What’s the iPhone […]

Windows 10 October Update is available now

To complement its hardware event today, Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s the sixth major update to come to the OS, following the November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, and the April 2018 Update. The latest iteration of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system comes with […]

Google Home Mini gets a new Aqua color version

Today Google has introduced some blue into its device lineup. We’re talking about a new color version for its very successful Home Mini smart speaker, the entry level option with Google Assistant built-in. The new hue is called Aqua, and it’s blue-ish for sure. Like all Google Home Mini colors, it’s more understated than shouty, […]

iOS 12.1 will come with new emojis

Apple is about to release the public beta version of iOS 12.1. And before everybody freaks out, the company announced that this update will feature new emojis — best feature update ever. In other words, Apple is releasing its own take on Unicode 11.0 emojis. Other devices and major services will soon all support the […]

Sunday debate: Are phones getting too big?

Ro: Smartphones are getting out of hand. Literally. It almost feels like makers these days are shoving the new trends down our throats these days. First, it was the headphone jack. Apple started it and users rioted. That didn’t stop the rest of the OEMs from following suit without giving any real excuse. Then it […]