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iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display

Posted on 12/05 13:45 in Shows | 0

As Apple preps for the iPhone 8, component suppliers are amassing stockpiles of OLED parts.Specifically, recent reports point to Interflex, BH, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics as suppliers of the components, which will be used by Samsung Display to manufacture the panels used in the iPhone 8.

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Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device

Posted on 12/05 19:19 in Shows | 0

Gaining root access on Android is akin to running Windows as an administrator.These tools are basically the gatekeeper of root access on your phone.

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Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Posted on 12/05 22:01 in Shows | 0

But manufacturing technology company Instrumental has gotten its hands on a Note 7 to do a detailed third-party analysis.The Note 7 was getting universally excellent reviews several months ago as it hit the market.

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Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure

Posted on 12/06 20:27 in Shows | 0

Regardless of whether or not you like the iPhone, you have to admit Apple’s hardware has always been impeccably well designed.First was “touch disease,” which Apple refused to acknowledge for ages, and now there’s the unexpected shutdown issue.

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New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

Posted on 12/14 20:48 in Shows | 0

In perfect lockstep with progress, there now exists a malware vector by which your smartphone can be forced to mine a new cryptocurrency.Its developers claim that it’s more anonymous than Bitcoin: “If Bitcoin is like HTTP for money, Zcash is HTTPS.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement reportedly delayed to April 2017

Posted on 12/19 19:09 in Shows | 0

The company will have to earn back consumer trust following the Galaxy Note 7 saga with 2017’s Galaxy S8 launch.That’s where it announced the Galaxy S7 last year.

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HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US

Posted on 12/20 22:25 in Shows | 0

The changes come as the company’s 2016 flagship, the HTC 10 has failed to sell in significant numbers.The unfortunate thing is that the HTC 10 isn’t a bad phone.

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The First Six 'Mega Man' Games Are Coming To Smartphones Early Next Year

Posted on 12/21 18:00 in Deals | 0

The early games in the classic Mega Man series are making their way to smartphones in January but will they be playable on a modern touchscreen device.Specifically, Capcom is releasing the first six Mega Man games for smartphones.

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The 6 best Android phones of 2016

Posted on 12/22 20:15 in Shows | 0

The hardware is faster, Android is more refined, and designs are smarter.It all adds up to an embarrassment of riches.

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Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform

Posted on 12/28 15:44 in Shows | 0

” The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.As a consequence of being gigantic, the Phab2 Pro’s ergonomics are off.

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Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices

Posted on 12/28 21:08 in Shows | 0

The South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has fined Qualcomm $865 million dollars for violations of antitrust law.Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm only licensed its patents to mobile phone manufacturers and didn’t properly negotiate license terms.

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Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained

Posted on 12/29 14:18 in Shows | 0

This is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with.The Nexus 6P was Google’s flagship phone last year, and is by far the more common device to suffer these symptoms.

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BlackBerry shows off 'Mercury' Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard

Posted on 01/04 22:23 in Shows | 0

The “Mercury” is a candybar-style phone with a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.It’s important to note, Mercury is just a pre-release name for the prototype BlackBerry and TCL are showing off at CES.

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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details

Posted on 01/05 15:27 in Shows | 0

Late last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 would be its next-generation smartphone SoC.The new chip is built on a 10nm process in partnership with Samsung, but Qualcomm hadn’t unveiled much in the way of additional details.

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The First Six 'Mega Man' Games Are Released On Smartphones Today But Can You Still Beat Air Man?

Posted on 01/05 16:30 in Deals | 0

As of today, the first six Mega Man games are now available to buy and play on smartphones, specifically for iOS and Android, but can you still beat Air Man?These are ports of the original NES games, which were released between 1987 and 1993.

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The iPhone was announced 10 years ago, reinventing smartphones, mobile computing

Posted on 01/10 14:22 in Shows | 0

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced what has become Apple’s most profitable and defining product: the iPhone.You could argue the iPhone wasn’t really a smartphone at launch, because it didn’t run native third-party apps.

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Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Posted on 01/11 15:39 in Shows | 0

Carriers moved away from unlimited data, like Verizon did in 2011.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

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Nokia teases new Android phone for February 26 announcement

Posted on 01/12 17:07 in Shows | 0

After announcing a China-only Android phone recently, Nokia and hardware partner HMD Global are teasing another reveal for February 26th.The Nokia that exists now is essentially what was left after Microsoft acquired the company’s mobile device business.

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HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display

Posted on 01/13 15:39 in Shows | 0

The last few years have not been kind to HTC, but it’s looking to shake things up in 2017 with the HTC U Ultra.The striking thing about the the U Ultra is how different it is from what HTC has been doing recently.

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AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone

Posted on 01/18 19:32 in Shows | 0

However, this move is a dagger to the heart of some devices — for example, the original iPhone from 2007.There were a number of compromises necessary with the original iPhone to make it a viable smartphone.

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