Category Archives: Smartphones

  • 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 […]

  • Google is spending big on its marketing campaign for the Pixel and Pixel XL

    Google’s not taking it easy in its push to market the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones — according to recent reports, the company has already spent $3.2 million in TV ads since it announced the device, and some ad executives suggest that Google will spend hundreds of millions in an effort to keep up with […]

  • Snapchat story playlists put you in charge of the viewing experience

    Snapchat has scrapped its auto-advance function in favor of a new story playlist feature that’s all about personal curation. In case you’re not familiar with stories, the feature allows the app’s users to share a collection of images and videos during a 24-hour period. Previously, the integration of auto-advance meant users would have to sit […]

  • App Security in a Mobile World

    As businesses strive to become truly digital enterprises, how people work has evolved in step. Mobile apps have become the new norm. As such, today’s IT organizations are tasked with supporting an increasingly mobile workforce (and customer base) with an experience that’s both productively seamless and highly secure. That balance is not always easy to […]

  • MICROSOFT POINTS TO A TRANSITION OF WINDOWS 10 MOBILE TO 64-BIT

    Thirty-two bits is “not really a limitation for us since the devices are all 4GB [of RAM] or less. But that will change over the next couple of years,” said Jason Whitehorn, partner software engineer manager of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. The company is “very aware of” the impending transition and recognizes […]