Category Archives: Smartphones

  • 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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    It’s the end of an era, folks. Shortly after launching its premium new Pixel phones, Google confirmed to The Verge that there are “no plans” to create another Nexus-branded device. The report was corroborated by the ruthless eradication of the Nexus 5X and 6P (among other devices) from the Google Store, and several tweets by […]


    Fifteen minutes with Google’s new Pixel phone can’t tell me much. It’s can’t tell me anything about real-world battery life. It can’t tell me about still-photo image quality. Indeed, 15 minutes is only enough time to develop the inchoate wisps of first impressions. But I still left the Tuesday Pixel phone demo feeling like I […]

  • HTC One A9s revealed in new image leak

    Last year, HTC introduced a new hero phone in the One A9, which offered a sort of One M flagship styling in a more affordable package. Now a new report claims that HTC is prepping a follow-up to the One A9. The HTC One A9s will make its debut later this week, says VentureBeat. The […]

  • Galaxy Note 7 shipments being delayed for quality testing, says Samsung

    The Galaxy Note 7 is one of the biggest smartphone releases of the year, and unfortunately for Samsung, shipments of the device have been delayed. Samsung confirmed today that it is delaying shipments of the Galaxy Note 7. The company told Reuters that this move was made for “additional tests being conducted for product quality,” […]