Google IO 2017 Coverage

Stop sharing everything with the McAfee privacy smartphone

John McAfee, who is perhaps best known for his antivirus software, revealed plans to produce a new smartphone that will focus on promoting a user’s privacy. That may seem to fly into the headwinds of so much that typical users do with their smartphones and the increasingly interconnected nature of the apps used on a regular basis. However, McAfee and others think there is a niche market of buyers out there who are interested in going in a different direction and want the power of a smartphone while maintaining some strict control over their privacy.

[Video] Unboxing the HTC U Ultra

The HTC U Ultra is technically HTC’s first premium phone for 2017, even it’s a little disappointing on paper. It’s still high end, but we just didn’t love the price point. HTC’s had some decent sales to counteract that, though.

It may not be enough to sway you away from that shiny new Galaxy S8, but there’s plenty to love about the U Ultra.

Check out our unboxing to see how it looks in hand before you make any decisions.