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During a time when many companies are seeing lower sales, Apple stock has been rising ahead of its annual fall product launch. The tech giant is set to announce the launch of its iPhone 14 lineup in September. Lower-priced and mid-tier Android phone sales have seen a decline in the recent economic slowdown... Read more...
Samsung is gearing up for its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10, 2022. The event will showcase the South Korean tech giant's latest innovations and is expected to reveal the upcoming updates to its foldable devices. Foldable devices have become more popular as the design, function and durability of the devices... Read more...
Google recently revealed its upcoming Pixel 7 lineup of smartphones. After having quite a few issues with its current Pixel 6 family, the company is probably looking forward to the refresh. Rumors are starting to hint at the Pixel Fold once again, and more details are beginning to surface. A recent leak hints at the... Read more...
OnePlus exploded on the scene in 2014 talking smack about the big boys and promising to help its customers "Never Settle." In the same way the "Don't be evil" slogan has come back to haunt Google, OnePlus fans have delighted in calling out the OEM for settling on numerous occasions. Get ready for another round of jokes because the new OnePlus... Read more...
Google Maps is gaining a few new features that are aimed at helping you plan your next adventure. One of the new features will even alert family and friends when you arrive home safely. Google Maps has long been a favorite for helping navigate one's way through a new city, or to help plan out the best route to take... Read more...
It's been almost a couple of years since I spent some hands-on time with Samsung's XCover Pro, a rugged Android handset without the usual bulk that you might expect from such a device. There was a lot to like about that phone, and many of those highlights appear to have found their way to Samsung's brand-spanking new... Read more...
Leaks concerning Apple's upcoming iPhone 14 have been coming out for months now. Those leaks have pointed to supposed battery capacity, performance, cameras, and even a possible name change for one of its models. When it comes to unreleased technology, leaks about it are bound to happen. A company like Apple will... Read more...
It seems that Nothing will be focusing its first smartphone launch in home markets, which will include the UK and Europe. This also means those in the United States and Canada will be seeing, well nothing (but not Nothing) for now. Carl Pei has been touting his Nothing phone as the top alternative to Apple's... Read more...
Samsung may be abandoning its Fan Edition (FE) Galaxy smartphones this year, and possibly for good. The "flagship" version gave consumers a more affordable option to the company's popular Galaxy family of smartphones. The chip shortage hit tech companies hard over the last couple of years, and had Samsung debating... Read more...
It appears OnePlus could launch its third flagship phone of 2022, the OnePlus 10/10T. The third addition is rumored to fall somewhere in between the already released OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus 10 Pro launched earlier this year as a solid Android flagship with excellent performance and killer camera... Read more...
As foldable phones continue to evolve, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is seemingly becoming more of an iPad challenger. New leaks are pointing to a potential 1TB Fold 4 variant, giving it more than enough storage to go with its power. Even though it is still months before Samsung will unveil its next generation Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung's upgrades through the first three generations of its Z Fold smartphone have been modest at best. But leaks are pointing at the fourth iteration of the foldable phone including true flagship worthy upgrades. The foldable phone market continues to grow and evolve as new generations continue to be released... Read more...
Xiaomi and Leica have announced the first imaging flagship smartphone to be developed jointly by the two companies. The smartphone is expected to launch this July, with neither brand saying much about design or specs thus far. Rumors have been floating around about a possible collaboration between Leica and Xiaomi... Read more...
For better or for worse, OnePlus is changing. In the past year, the company has merged with Oppo, transitioned OxygenOS to Oppo’s ColorOS code base, and replaced Warp Charge with Oppo’s SuperVOOC. But here in the US, OnePlus also grew almost 3x thanks in no small part to its affordable Nord N series... Read more...
Eye-tracking is not necessarily a new technology; it's been used by gamers and content creators with products like those from Tobii. However, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have taken this tech and brought it to the mobile device space with a tool called EyeMU, "which allows users to execute operations on a... Read more...
Google is about to slam the ban hammer on third-party apps currently in the Play Store that use the Accessibility API for recording calls. The move will make it more difficult to record calls on an Android device. While the latest Pixel smartphones offer the ability to record phone calls through its pre-installed... Read more...
A new Google patent could bring about the end of the SIM card era, in favor of eSIM-only devices. The tech giant is looking to deploy multiple enabled profiles (MEP) in Android 13, that will enable a single eSIM to support multiple carrier profiles on one device. Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards have... Read more...
A lot has changed at OnePlus over the past year. The company has merged with Oppo, and OnePlus’ OxygenOS now shares a common codebase with Oppo’s ColorOS. Warp Charge is now called SuperVOOC, which is Oppo’s fast charging brand. OnePlus also set sales records in 2021, shipping 11 million phones... Read more...
OnePlus announced the launch of its new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in a very dramatic way, by launching one into the stratosphere. You can also reserve one of the new smartphones for just $1 until March 31st. OnePlus asked its community how it could best showcase its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 5G. The result was... Read more...
Last week Apple released its latest iOS update and many iPhone users noticing decreased battery life. The update, iOS 15.4, aimed to fix some known issues while adding a few new features to Apple devices. Apple included a feature in iOS 15.4, which gives users the ability to unlock their phones while wearing a face... Read more...
A group of scientists believe they have found a material that could be a game changer when it comes to lithium-ion battery life. The team has been delving specifically into the negative terminals inside lithium-ion batteries. Anyone who has ever owned a smartphone can relate to how quickly the battery life can... Read more...
Last week, Oppo launched its latest Android flagship – the Find X5 Pro (€1,299 / ~$1400) – and we just spent a few days using the phone in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2022. Before we share our first impressions, let’s provide some context. Oppo’s Find X series has always... Read more...
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