iPhone 7, 7 Plus Owners Are Encountering ‘Loop Disease’

As phones get older, they start to fail in a variety of ways. This is a natural process due to wear and tear. However when phones start to fail in a similar way, that’s when it starts to get a bit suspicious, as is the case with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in which there are a number of reports of devices being sent in for repair due to […]


Google Acknowledges Quick Charger Issues With The Pixel XL

The other day after Google rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to their Pixel phones, it became apparent that there was an issue with it because Pixel XL owners started turning to the forums to complain about how their quick chargers stopped working. However the good news is that it looks like Google is aware of the issue and are working on it.


2018’s iPhones Will Come With Apple Pencil Support, 512GB Storage

For the most part the Apple Pencil is an accessory designed for the iPad, but over the years we have been hearing that Apple could be considering bringing support to the iPhone, and this year could be the year that we are seeing it, or at least that’s what the analysts at TrendForce (via CNET) are predicting.


HMD Confirms That All Nokia Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie Update

The thing with Android phones is that the older they get, there is a lesser chance of them getting updated to the latest build of Android. This also applies to lower-end Android phones where companies might be more interested in catering to their flagship devices. Fortunately for Nokia users, they won’t need to worry about that.


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Samsung’s Gear App Is Now Called Galaxy Wearable

Some of you might be aware that Samsung launched a new smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note 9. The company has decided to make its wearable devices a part of the Galaxy brand. Therefore, the Gear S3’s successor isn’t called the Gear S4, it’s called the Galaxy Watch instead. To that end, Samsung has also updated the Gear companion app for its smartwatches and renamed it to Galaxy Wearable.


Twitter Lite Expanded To 21 Additional Countries

Twitter Lite, the lightweight version of the microblogging network’s app, has only been released in a handful of markets since its launch. The app is very useful in markets where most users don’t have high-end smartphones or where mobile data tends to be too costly. Twitter has confirmed that it’s now expanding Twitter Lite to 21 additional countries.


BlackBerry Key2 LE Launch Possible On August 30th

If the BlackBerry Key2 hasn’t been acceptable to customers at $650 a pop, perhaps a slightly cheaper variant might be better received instead. TCL Communications, the company that makes BlackBerry-branded smartphones now, has sent out invites to the press for an event on August 30th ahead of the IFA 2018 convention in Berlin. It’s expected to unveil the BlackBerry Key2 LE at this event.


Essential Phone Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out On Sprint

The Essential Phone was the first non-Pixel smartphone to receive the Android 9 Pie update. Google released the update earlier this month and the Pixel handsets were the first to get it in addition to the Essential Phone, the device made by the company founded by the co-founder of Android. It was the unlocked variant that got it first and it’s now being rolled out for the Sprint variant.


Apple’s LCD iPhone Could Be Priced Starting at $699

Apple is expected to launch three iPhones this year, two of which will be OLED models, and one will be an LCD model which is supposed to represent a “cheaper” alternative. So the question is given the price of the iPhone X last year that started at $999, how much cheaper could the LCD iPhone get?


Google Assistant ‘Face Match’ Feature Spotted In APK Teardown

Ever since Apple introduced Face ID to the iPhone X last year, the rumors have been running rampant that Android OEMs are expected to follow suit. To date we have yet to see an OEM offer up a similar solution to what Apple has, but could Google be next? According to a recent APK teardown by XDA, there are signs to suggest that they could be.


Apple Reportedly Pushed Developers To Adopt Subscriptions In Apps

For the longest time ever, the most popular way to make money from apps and software in general was to sell it outright. However in recent times we’re starting to see many companies shift towards a subscription-based model, like Adobe and Microsoft. It seems that this is/was an agenda that Apple was pursuing as well, according to a report from Business Insider (paywall; via Cult of Mac).


Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Now Available For $120

One of the rumors leading up to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was that Samsung could have a new wireless charger in the works for the phone and other Samsung devices. The Note 9 has since been launched and if you’re interested in the wireless charger as well, it looks like you will be able to get your hands on it as well.


This Is How Much Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could Cost

Apple’s products have never been known to be cheap/affordable, and neither are their official accessories. This is why when we heard the rumors that the AirPower wireless charging mat could be priced at $200, we can’t say that we were surprised. However according to a new report from Chongdiantou (via Cult of Mac), it could be cheaper than that.


Apple’s Group FaceTime Feature’s Launch Has Been Delayed

One of the new features that Apple announced in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave is Group FaceTime calls. In case the name wasn’t already obvious, basically this allows users to make FaceTime calls together in a group, whereas in the past it was limited to just one-on-one voice and video calls.