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Phones This Cheap Shouldn't Look This Good Phones This Cheap Shouldn't Look This Good

Look, it’s hard to give a shit about budget phones. They often sport uninspired designs, lack any sort of innovative features, and frequently cut corners to hit those low, low prices. And with previous phone names like Pixi, Pop and Idol, Alcatel’s previous phones seemed more concerned with the latest saccharine teen…

Google Crushes Dreams of a Universal Dark Mode For Android, For Now Google Crushes Dreams of a Universal Dark Mode For Android, For Now

Some Android users watching Google’s Issue Tracker board got very excited this week when one of the company’s engineers confirmed that a dedicated dark mode for night browsing would be “available in a future release,” but alas, this was not to be.

Google Just Pushed Out a Bunch of Updates for Three of Its More Promising Android Features Google Just Pushed Out a Bunch of Updates for Three of Its More Promising Android Features

Just a couple days before the world’s biggest smartphone convention kicks off in Barcelona, Google is rolling out updates for a number of its most interesting Android features.

Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse

In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers and its market share plummeted from 0.8 percent to 0.1 percent by t 2017, with even corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore saying that he had switched to Android. Instead, the…

Protect Your $1,000 Phone with Actual Rocks Protect Your $1,000 Phone with Actual Rocks

So you just bought a $1,000 iPhone X. It’s fast, gorgeous, and everything you could ask for in an absurdly priced consumer device. There’s just one problem. As good as it looks, it’s way too precious for life without some kind of protection. You’re going to need a case, but what kind should you get? Plastic is for…

Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters

Fire up an iPhone X alongside a Galaxy Note 8 and you might not think there’s all that much to choose between Android and iOS any more. They offer the same apps, in the same sorts of grids, with similar approaches to notifications and quick settings, and at this stage in the game you’re probably happy with your choice…

Samsung’s Answer to Animoji Could Make You Look Like a Nintendo Mii Samsung’s Answer to Animoji Could Make You Look Like a Nintendo Mii

When Apple unveiled Animojis alongside the iPhone X, it was only a matter of time until other smartphone makers pushed out their own versions. Some look like straight-up clones of Apple’s tech, like the kind you get on the mid-range Honor View 10. However, Samsung appears to be going for something a little different…

Here’s Everything We Think We Know About Samsung’s Galaxy S9 So Far

With Mobile World Congress coming up at the end of the month, the smartphone world is ramping up to peak hype in preparation for the Samsung Galaxy S9’s expected debut there on February 25th. The rumors are flying so we scoured the net and gathered up the most credible leaks and rumors to give you the best idea of…

US Intelligence Chiefs Agree Huawei Is Not to Be Trusted—Even as FBI Pushes for Backdoors US Intelligence Chiefs Agree Huawei Is Not to Be Trusted—Even as FBI Pushes for Backdoors

Between the Russia scandal, Robert Mueller’s special investigation, and high-ranking officials seemingly stepping down left and right, the United States government hasn’t exactly presented a united front over the past year. However, based on remarks made at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, it seems…

5 Smartphone Upgrades You Didn't Know You Needed 5 Smartphone Upgrades You Didn't Know You Needed

If you don’t have the need or the budget to upgrade your smartphone, then the next best thing is buying an upgrade for the phone you’ve already got. Cases, battery packs, and wireless charging pads are the obvious calls, but there are a ton of more exciting upgrades out there for you to spend your money on too—and…

The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets

If you’re living your life away from power outlets than at some point you’ll need to invest in an external battery pack. Only not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it’s also critical to consider the kind of power output your…

Fake Best Buy Reviews Won’t Help Huawei Sell Phones But Here We Are Fake Best Buy Reviews Won’t Help Huawei Sell Phones But Here We Are

2018 has gotten off to a rough start for Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker. Just before the company’s CEO made a keynote speech at CES, AT&T pulled out of a partnership that would have put Huawei’s flagship in the stores of a major US carrier for the first time. A month later, Verizon did the same…

For Better or Worse, Google Is Apparently Getting Down With the Notch For Better or Worse, Google Is Apparently Getting Down With the Notch

Android Oreo hasn’t even landed on one percent of Android Phones yet, but Google is already looking ahead to the next big update for the world’s most popular mobile OS. And if a report from Bloomberg is true, Android P could make it easier for phone makers to design devices with unusual displays.

A Jailbreaker Was Allegedly Behind Apple's iBoot Source Code Leak A Jailbreaker Was Allegedly Behind Apple's iBoot Source Code Leak

The code to the iOS 9 version of the iPhone’s iBoot software—the proprietary system that ensures trusted launches of iOS, and one of Apple’s closely held secrets—leaked this week on Github, the open-source code repository. According to Motherboard, sources now say a low-level employee who stole the code at work was…

Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone then you’re naturally going to want to look up key details such as processor speed, RAM, storage space, battery size, and the camera’s megapixel rating, but weighing up these raw specifications is increasingly becoming a waste of time. Here’s why.

Add a PIN to Your Smartphone Account  Add a PIN to Your Smartphone Account 

If you have a passcode set up on your phone and SMS-based two-factor authentication set up on your smartphone plan, you might think you’re pretty secure from hackers.

Pixel Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against Google Over Defective Microphones and Poor Service Pixel Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against Google Over Defective Microphones and Poor Service

Despite all the hype and hoopla for Google’s “first” homegrown phone, the Pixel was met with a lukewarm reception when it launched back in the fall of 2016. It wasn’t very pretty and it’s build quality wasn’t great either, and it often suffered from a host of issues. But the most frustrating of these problems was that…

Honor’s Mid-Range Phone Is Trying to Save Us From the $1,000 Flagship Honor’s Mid-Range Phone Is Trying to Save Us From the $1,000 Flagship

For the last few years, $600, $650, or maybe even $700 was all you needed to get a brand new top-of-the—line phone. But in 2018, a lot of people are going to tasked with a difficult choice: shell out another $200 or $300 to hit the increased price tags flagships are now demanding, or settle for something a bit more…

Critical iPhone Boot Code Allegedly Published on Github [Update] Critical iPhone Boot Code Allegedly Published on Github [Update]

Apple is well known for keeping a notoriously tight grip on the code powering its iPhones, only rarely revealing the inner workings to the public. But in a move that some Mac and iOS experts are calling the “the biggest leak in history,” an unknown source appears to have laid bare parts of the iPhone’s critical boot…

Here Are Some of the New Emoji, Ranked From Most to Least Useful During Sexting Here Are Some of the New Emoji, Ranked From Most to Least Useful During Sexting

Great news: On Wednesday, the Unicode Consortium released the final version of its 11.0 emoji set, with approximately 77 new emojis being added to the list. There’s a lot of new content, including a few new faces, various organs or body parts, animals, foodstuffs, and science equipment including petri dishes and lab…

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