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The day many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. A truly bezel-free smartphone is here! Sort of. Many have tried and many have failed, with the much-maligned notch emerging as the compromised offspring of those failed attempts to rid the smartphone of bezels. The Vivo Nex is the closest to a truly bezel-free smartphone we’ve seen...
WhatsApp announced it will no longer support Android Gingerbread starting February 2, 2020. By then, Gingerbread will almost be 10 years old. WhatsApp cut off support for Android Eclair and Froyo back in 2016. With WhatsApp no longer supporting Android Eclair and Froyo, it was only a matter of time until the same could be said of Android Gingerbread. That time is...
A new report claims ZTE has signed a preliminary agreement with the U.S. government that would allow it to once again use parts from U.S. phone suppliers. The report says ZTE could pay a total of $1.7 billion as part of the agreement. There are other conditions that ZTE must abide by in this settlement, including getting rid of its current...
Lately, I’ve reviewed, compared, and previewed a whole host of great smartphones at mid-range price points. My conclusion: you can get a heck of a lot these days without needing to pay those flagship prices. But what about when your budget’s even tighter than that? From OPPO and partner Amazon India, the Realme 1 will only be available online and...
Smartphones nowadays contain a lot of sensitive data. Our banking apps, note-taking apps, gallery apps, etc. need to be secured from prying eyes. Also, when we hand over a device to a kid, we might want to prevent him from accessing apps on your phone. So, how do I lock my apps? An app locker for Android can provide utmost security from...
Undoubtedly, Google is the most popular search engine out there, securing a whopping 90% market share of search engines worldwide. The search giant uses powerful and intelligent algorithms along with AI implementations that offer a seamless and personalized experience for users. But we all know that this ‘personalized experience’ comes at the cost of sharing our personal data and by...
Despite playing it safe in 2017, everyone took notice when HMD Global started making Nokia smartphones. The nostalgia for the Nokia of old quickly turned into the widespread belief that this was just the start of another bright future for the Finnish brand. At MWC 2018, HMD unveiled its new portfolio for this year — a competent range of smartphones using Android...
The latest iteration of the OnePlus family brings us an all-new design on the outside, and more of what we already love on the inside. Aside from the obvious cosmetic changes, the OnePlus 6 feels very familiar. Let’s find out if that’s a positive or a negative in our OnePlus 6 review. OnePlus 6 review notes: Both reviewers have been using the...
A family has reported that a conversation in their home was recorded and sent to someone in their contact list by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device reportedly misheard parts of a private conversation as instructions to send a message. While no doubt a strange experience for those involved, it seems like not much more than the modern equivalent of...
Several hundred low-cost Android devices are shipping with preinstalled adware, according to security firm Avast. The company specifically called out products from Archos, MyPhone, Prestigio, and ZTE. The adware, called Cosiloon, was previously described in 2016 by fellow security company Dr. Web. It effectively creates incessant popup ads in the user’s browser and on the homescreen, obscuring the screen in the...
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