Category Archives: Smartphones

  • It’s time to accept reality Android users. The headphone jack’s going away.

    If you haven’t gotten over Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, then make it your New Year’s resolution to do so because Android phones are almost certainly going to follow suit and gut the port. Word on the street is HTC’s next flagship phone, expected to be unveiled on Thursday, will be […]

  • Report on Russian hacking suggests Telegram may not be as secure as you think

    In the midst of all the fallout that came in the wake of Buzzfeed’s publication of an unverified dossier that claims President-Elect Donald Trump has definite ties to Russia was an uncomfortable revelation for security-minded people everywhere: one of the most trusted encrypted messaging apps might not be as safe as its users think. Telegram, […]

  • HTC’s new flagship has two displays, but no headphone jack

    As expected, HTC has joined the league of players that believe headphone jacks are relics of the past and don’t deserve their 3.5mm space on modern smartphones. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer today unveiled two new smartphones in its new “U” lineup: “its first phablet in a while” HTC U Ultra and “aggressively priced” HTC U […]

  • ZTE ZMAX PRO REVIEW: A BUDGET-FRIENDLY BEHEMOTH OF A SMARTPHONE

    ZTE has already shown us how much phone you can get for $200 with the Grand X Max 2 for Cricket Wireless. And now, in a bid to outdo itself, ZTE takes aim at the $180 price point with the ZMax Pro for T-Mobile users. The ZMax Pro boasts a six-inch HD screen, expandable storage, […]

  • HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR IPHONE 6S IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE BATTERY REPLACEMENT

    When my iPhone 6s started shutting down earlier this month even though it still had 20% or 30% battery life showing, I suspected maybe it was just getting too cold. After all, I’ve seen my iPhones be temperature sensitive in the past. But it turns out that the problem really stemmed from a bug in […]

  • LG G6 NEWS AND RUMORS

    LG bet it all on mods with the G5, but its “Friends” ecosystem hasn’t been a winner, and the company hasn’t released further modules to help build the range and entice us. LG will really have to blow the competition out of the water with its next flagship phone, which we expect will be called […]

  • The Google Pixel Has Been Rooted

    It was only a matter of time, really. Netherlands-based developer “Chainfire” posted the above photo yesterday showing the fruits of his labour: the Pixel, successfully rooted — after a bit of trial and error, of course. All the remains is to prepare the root for public consumption. Here’s Chainfire’s tweets announcing his “victory” over the […]

  • Aussie Telco Complaints Are Through The Roof

    Complaints to telecommunications providers are up by over 16 per cent, according to the latest report detailing the number of new landline, mobile and internet complaints the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) receives. Optus is the worst offender, while Amaysim proves the most loved among customers. The Telecommunications Complaints In Context report — a quarterly report […]

  • LG V20 now available from T-Mobile

    Right on schedule, the LG V20 is available from T-Mobile. The V20 is available from T-Mobile for $49.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $30 each, or $769.99 full retail. Customers that buy the LG V20 by November 20 will receive a free pair of B&O Play H3 earphones, worth $149. To get your earphones, […]

  • T-Mobile’s Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 rumored to launch on November 10

    Last week, T-Mobile prematurely revealed the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10, posting images of the phone and its complete spec list on the T-Mobile website. The only details missing were the Idol 4S’s price and launch date, but now that info may have been revealed, too. T-Mobile will launch the Idol 4S with Windows […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge getting Blue Coral color option in the US

    When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 7, it also debuted a new Blue Coral color option that combined blue front and back panels with a gold frame. That color appeared to die with the discontinuation of the Note 7, but Samsung has confirmed that Blue Coral will live on with another device. The Samsung Galaxy […]

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 RECALL

    Spontaneous combustion is probably the last thing you’d expect from your shiny, expensive new smartphone, but it’s a fate that’s befallen dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. On September 15, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency charged with overseeing product reports and alerts, issued a formal recall of the more than 1 million Note 7 […]