Category Archives: Smartphones

  • 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,” […]

  • Moto Z Play debuts alongside Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

    The wave of announcements at IFA continues with Lenovo and Motorola, who are announcing a new handset and a fresh Moto Mod module. First up, the Moto Z Play is the latest addition to the Moto Z family. It’s got a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLEd display and a 5-megapixel camera on its face, and there’s […]

  • ZTE Nubia 11 coming to the U.S., U.K., Italy, and more

    Following its official debut back in June, ZTE today shared the details of the Nubia 11’s availability outside of China. The Nubia 11 will launch in Germany, Spain, and Italy starting in September. Pricing will start at €499 ($556 USD) for the standard 4GB/64GB version and go up to €599 ($668 USD) for the 6GB/64GB […]

  • Head Honchos at Apple HQ Admit the Original Apple Maps App Was an ‘Embarrassment’

    If you’ve been an iOS user for an extended period of time, you probably remember the first iteration of Apple Maps when it was introduced alongside iOS 6. And the one thing you probably remember most distinctly about the app is how incredibly awful it was – especially when compared to the competition. The lack […]

  • Top 5 Extended Battery Cases for iPhone 6, 6s, Plus, SE

    Any avid iPhone user will likely tell you that, as powerful and feature-rich as Silicon Valley’s hottest handsets are, they’re unfortunately not the best when it comes to maintaining a charge throughout the day. Unless you merely glance at your iPhone just a few times throughout the day — which is highly unlikely, I’m sure […]