Love it or hate it, the notched display is going to be a trend in 2018. Apple and Essential lit the flame, and tons of other manufacturers are very quickly adopting it. If you expected OnePlus to buck that trend, we’re sorry to disappoint you.
Facebook uses Messenger Lite as a stripped down version of their Messenger application for developing markets and lower end phones, but the lightweight service does lack a few features that its bigger brother has. Every once in awhile, though, they trickle a new feature into the Lite version.
There’s nothing more annoying than a flaky internet connection, but we’ve got just the tool to help you fix that. NetSpot Pro is a helpful utility that analyzes your WiFi connections to set up the perfect network and eliminate dead zones and solve connection issues.
Google announced Android P on March 7 with the first Developer Preview factory images available to download and flash for both the first generation Pixel smartphones as well as the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. There was some speculation that older Google devices such as the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C wouldn’t get a final build of Android P and sadly, this seems to be the case.
Having announced the Android P Developer Preview a week before everyone thought it would, Google has also laid out a timeline on the Android Developer’s website that shows the planned progression to the public release of the new Android software. In total, there will be a total of 4 more versions of the Developer Preview in the run-up to the final release in the third quarter of 2018.
While we were expecting the first Android P Developer Preview to be announced in the middle of March, Google stole a march on everyone by unveiling it yesterday. This means that there are loads of new goodies to talk about such as the updated Pixel Launcher. As you might expect, Google hasn’t exactly reinvented the wheel here, but there are some small visual changes, and new is always better, right? Join us after the break for a brief run-through and a download link.
Google Photos is among the most popular of Google’s apps and it continues to evolve and improve. The latest feature adds location data to the right of date dividers as you scroll through your photos. Photos on the web has been doing this for a few months, but the feature is new to Android.
BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court on Tuesday that accused tech giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of stealing intellectual property from BlackBerry Messenger. The 117-page lawsuit claims that the three companies created applications that infringe on BlackBerry Messenger patents and a jury trial has been requested. Financial compensation is being sought, but a dollar figure hasn’t been disclosed.
Google Assistant is Google’s current pride and joy, and Amazon’s Alexa isn’t far behind. Digital voice assistants are a huge deal, and that doesn’t even include Bixby from Samsung and Siri from Apple. Would you expect Huawei to sit out on this market? Of course not.
Broadcom has been aggressively trying to make a bid for Qualcomm, manufacturer of Snapdragon processors. Qualcomm has rejected previous offers, but now the US government might be the biggest obstacle for that takeover.
We always talk about the importance of a VPN, and ZenMate offers an excellent security solution if you don’t already have one. They’re a highly rated VPN provider with millions of users, offering top notch security and privacy for your internet activity.
There’s always room for a few more gadgets in your life, especially smart bulbs that work with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant or perhaps the ZOLO Liberty wireless earbuds. What about a portable Bluetooth speaker, a high-capacity power bank or even a set of smart scales that connects to your phone via Bluetooth? And what if I said that you could save up to 30%? Well, if your interest is piqued, join us after the break for some great deals on Anker accessories.
Identifying objects, storefronts, and other things via Google Lens has become one of the handiest features of Android 8.0 Oreo. Sadly, it was only available to use on the Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones at first, but today the search giant has announced that Google Photos now has Google Lens built-in which means it doesn’t matter who made your handset.
The Huawei P Smart is a great option for the budget conscious consumer when you consider that it boasts a dual rear camera setup, a big 3,000mAh battery, NFC, Oreo 8.0, EMUI 8, and a 5.65-inch FHD+ display with the all-important 18:9 aspect ratio for £229. When you couple the phone with Huawei’s Band 2 Pro fitness band that retails for £79, you’ve got a pretty awesome bundle, all at a very affordable price. Our friends at Huawei have very kindly donated such a bundle for us to giveaway to our loyal readers.
Google has been known to add some creative and fun locations to Street View in Google Maps, and the latest addition is probably one of the most magical they’ve ever done. You’ll now be able to explore Disney’s famous theme parks, totaling 11 parks from Disney World in Florida and Disney Land in California.