Items tagged with Mobile

One of the best ways to avoid mucking up your mobile device with malware is to only download and install software from official app stores. However, you still should never let your guard down, even when avoiding the side-loading scene altogether. If anyone needs reminding of this, a security firm is calling foul on... Read more...
SK hynix finds itself in a braggadocios mood after developing what the memory maker claims is the fastest mobile DRAM solution on the planet. That in an of itself is noteworthy, but in case anyone might overlook the achievement, SK hynix has decided to add a "T" to its LPDDR5 product (LPDDR5T) to signify it's a... Read more...
Judging by the performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, AMD's RDNA 3 architecture is a strong step up over its previous-generation RDNA 2 GPUs. It offers a huge leap in ray-tracing performance as well as improved power efficiency. Improved efficiency is a huge boon in mobile applications, so it's no surprise that AMD is being aggressive about Read more...
NVIDIA's CES announcements were dominated by new product launches. First up was the desktop GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, and there was the new GeForce RTX 4080 tier for GeForce NOW, too. Arguably the most important of the announcements was the launch of Ada Lovelace GPUs for laptops. It's a whole family this time, ranging... Read more...
Unless the mountains of leaks and rumors are all wrong, NVIDIA will unveil its initial lineup of GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs for laptops at its GeForce Beyond event just days before the Consumer Electronics Show officially begins next week. That will presumably include its upcoming flagship mobile GPU, the GeForce RTX... Read more...
CES is in two weeks, kids, and you know what that means: piles and piles of product announcements. Lenovo wants to beat the rush, apparently, because today it announced a bevy of beautiful new devices. We already took a look at the consumer-focused Idea-family goods, so now let's go over the business-oriented... Read more...
While the actual experience of using a high-end Samsung Galaxy phone may not be all that different from using an iPhone, that's only really true in the US. Samsung's fancy phones sold in the US use powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs that may not always outrun Apple's bespoke processors, but they're pretty darn fast... Read more...
Around 8,000 Android and iOS apps rely on code provided by Pushwoosh to monitor user activity and send custom push notifications. According to a report by Reuters, Pushwoosh has made efforts to portray itself as a US-based company, obscuring the fact that the company operates out of Russia. Among the clients that... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones, the system-on-chip (SoC) and camera arrangement usually steal the limelight, but don't overlook the memory. Not just the capacity, but the type and speed as well. Samsung isn't overlooking this crucial component, and as such is touting the validation of its 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM for use on... Read more...
Today, Qualcomm is introducing the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms. These SoCs follow the new naming conventions introduced with the company’s flagship 8-series starting with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm has designed these 6-series and 4-series processors for the mid-tier and mass-volume... Read more...
Information obtained by GalaxyClub indicates that Samsung may already be testing Google’s third-generation Tensor chip. Since Google doesn’t have its own semiconductor fabrication plant, the company turned to Samsung to manufacture its first-generation Tensor chip. Google seems to be sticking with Samsung for the... Read more...
It seems these days that security researchers are sounding the alarm on malicious Androids apps in Google Play at an alarming rate. So it goes again with a fresh reporting highlighting over two dozen Android apps packaged with malware, and which have collectively been downloaded and installed 10 million times. Suffice... Read more...
Time and again, we're reminded that even when installing Android apps directly from Google's Play Store, contracting a malware infection is still possible. It's still the safest route (versus venturing off elsewhere and/or sideloading), but still not foolproof. Case in point, a security researcher has sounded the... Read more...
GPD is sending its upcoming Win Max 2 handheld gaming PC to Indiegogo, and as it heads that way we get a look at official pricing. The company shared price points for several SKUs, including both the discounted crowdfunded tiers and retail pricing once the Indiegogo campaign comes to an end. Our initial impression is... Read more...
Wi-Fi capable devices, like smart phones, often automatically send out probe requests in order to detect available Wi-Fi networks in the area. These probe requests include a device identifier known as a MAC address. Nowadays, most phones, as well as some other devices, utilize randomized MAC addresses to increase... Read more...
Blizzard made a lot gamers happy when it released Diablo Immortal on mobile (Android and iOS) a day early. Not that it would have been a huge deal to wait one more day, but little moves like that can build up goodwill with a fan base. Unfortunately for Blizzard, it's erasing some of that goodwill with backlash over... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment is sticking to its story that, officially, Diablo Immortal is still launching on June 2 (tomorrow) on mobile. The hell with that, though—you can head over to Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store and download the game to your Android or iOS device and play it, for free, right this very... Read more...
Qualcomm is updating its mobile platforms with a couple of enhanced SoCs, including the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for flagship Android phones, and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 for premium handsets that fall just a step below. As it happens, we had the opportunity to preview the performance of the former and spoiler alert, it's... Read more...
When NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU and Intel’s beefy 12th Gen Core H-Series processors first hit the scene, they tore through the lab here guns a-blazin’. We had the chance to take a look at a couple of killer systems from MSI and Alienware at the time, which maxed-out the platform with... Read more...
It never takes long for system builders and OEMs to launch new desktop and laptop designs when there is a fresh batch of CPUs at their disposal. So it goes with Intel recently introducing its Alder Lake-HX mobile processor lineup. We expect to see several laptop launches in the coming weeks and months, like Lenovo's... Read more...
A new version of Android is around the corner, and it has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Users and developers alike should be getting excited as some of these updates include major performance updates to make game performance much smoother. The Android operating system, according to StatCounter, makes up a... Read more...
Are you the kind of person who loves bleeding edge flagship smartphones? Samsung sure hopes so because they're already allowing reservations for pre-orders for their next Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Galaxy S22. If you do opt to pre-order you will get benefits such as a $50 Samsung store credit redeemable for other... Read more...
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