smartphone

ZTE ZMax Pro comes to T-Mobile at long last

ZTE ZMax Pro comes to T-Mobile at long last

Not everyone wants all the trappings of a high-end and expensive flagship smartphone. But almost everyone wants the best smartphone that their money can buy, and, sometimes, that money is in short supply. Mid-range smartphones are a dime a dozen, so choosing the best can be as daunting as choosing a wedding gown. For T-Mobile subscribers, however, that choice might have just been made simpler. After enjoying some attention at MetroPCS, the ZTE ZMax Pro is arriving at T-Mobile with its surprising mix of high specs and low price.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry DTEK60 official: here’s what you’re getting

BlackBerry DTEK60 official: here’s what you’re getting

To the complete surprise of no one, BlackBerry has finally and officially acknowledged the existence of the BlackBerry DTEK60. Of course, that also means that sales can finally kick off as well. BlackBerry must already know that almost everything about the DTEK60 has been leaked anyway, so instead of focusing on the smartphone’s high-end hardware, the company instead turns your attention instead towards why you’d want to buy the BlackBerry DTEK60. Aside from not exploding, of course. In a nutshell, it all boils down to whether you buy into BlackBerry’s idea and implementation of enterprise-level security.

Continue Reading

iPhone sales rise sequentially while iPad levels out

iPhone sales rise sequentially while iPad levels out

Apple quarterly earnings for Q4 2016 show the iPhone unit sales rise sequentially and fall year-over-year. In Apple's Q4 of 2015, iPhone unit sales reached over 48 million, while this quarter the company hit 45.5 million in unit sales. This is a 5% change year-over-year in unit sales, while revenue fell 17%. This most recent quarter, Apple's Q3 2016, resulted in 40.4 million in unit sales of the iPhone.

Continue Reading

WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp has been updated to include video calling for the first time in the messaging app's history. This functionality was first brought to the Windows Phone version of the app, by some miracle, but is now ready for Android. The update for iOS was just made this past week, but it does not appear as though video calling is quite prepared for the iPhone as yet.

Continue Reading

You might download iMessage for Android soon

You might download iMessage for Android soon

Apple's iMessage for iPhone, iPad, and OS X machines might not stay away from Android forever. It has seemed like Apple wanted to keep the app to their own devices through the future, but that may change. Word from the rumor wire suggests that Apple is testing at least one version of iMessage for Android now.

Continue Reading

Pokemon GO Halloween event update demands preparedness

Pokemon GO Halloween event update demands preparedness

Pokemon GO's first event is set for Halloween so today we've begun to prepare in earnest. Starting at 12:01 in the morning, before the sun comes up on the 26th of October, Pokemon GO Halloween begins. At that time we'll be able to get more rewards for some actions and more incentive to do others.

Continue Reading

Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Samsung has more riding on the launch of the Galaxy S8 than it has on any other launch. The company needs this launch to be flawless and needs the S8 to woo all the buyers that have began to eye other manufacturers since the recalls of the Note 7 damaged the brand's reputation. So far there have been lots of rumors about the Galaxy S8, including one that it is on track for an early 2017 launch. The latest rumor gets much more specific than early 2017.

Continue Reading

Mi Note 2 debuts with 5.7-inch flexible OLED screen and Global LTE support

Mi Note 2 debuts with 5.7-inch flexible OLED screen and Global LTE support

A new smartphone has launched called the Mi Note 2 and it had details leaked only a few days ago. Now with the device official we know all of what it has to offer under the hood. The smartphone does have a flexible 5.7-inch OLED screen that has a higher screen to body ratio than the iPhone 7 plus. That means less border around the screen. That curved screen is significantly more costly to make according to reports with a price six times that of a normal 5.5-inch full HD display.

Continue Reading

iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

Apple releases iOS 10.1 to the public for several devices including the iPhone 7 Plus with a new camera mode. The iPhone 7 Plus now has its own Depth-of-Field Effect in Beta mode with this newest update. This mode was first introduced by Apple at the event at which they also revealed the iPhone 7. This mode makes for some rather interesting results, especially if the photographer likes their photographs to look super fancy.

Continue Reading

Google Pixel XL VS LG V20 blind camera battle: Test the Best

Google Pixel XL VS LG V20 blind camera battle: Test the Best

Over the weekend we ran a blind photo battle with Facebook between two smartphone cameras: the Google Pixel XL and the LG V20. These battles took place in two ways, one of which showed close shots and asked the viewer to vote on which was "better." Pulled back full-frame photos were also shown with viewers voting in a similar manner, this time with photos separated in a gallery, voted on with "Likes."

Continue Reading

Pokemon GO Halloween event details [UPDATE: Candy!]

Pokemon GO Halloween event details [UPDATE: Candy!]

Niantic has announced a Pokemon GO Halloween event, the first in-game event ever for the mega-popular title. Much like Niantic's previous biggest game title, Ingress, this event will take place for a limited time. In the time allotted, players of the game will have the opportunity to capture far more ghostly or otherwise Halloween-friendly Pokemon, while they'll find more Pokemon Candy coming their way as well.

Continue Reading

Google Pixel subjected to torture, barely survives

Google Pixel subjected to torture, barely survives

Almost all of us consider our smartphones to be our faithful companions. And yet, sadistic humans entertain themselves by putting these usually expensive devices to all sorts of "stress tests" just to see how long they last before they yield. Naturally, the newly launched Google Pixel was scratched, burned, bent, and dropped. For science! Seriously speaking, though, these tests try to demonstrate just how tough, or not, smartphones are. And like almost everything about it, the Pixel yielded a mixed bag of results.

Continue Reading