Apple is forced to break its own rules to survive in the COVID-19 era

How does a company so protective about its secrecy deal with working on cutting-edge devices during the COVID-19 crisis? Apple had to break some rules to make things work.

1 hour ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL Expires in - 4w 2d Get 10GB of data for the price of 8GB at BT Mobile

BT Mobile is offering new and existing customers the chance to receive 10GB of data for the price of 8GB (£17/month) with a 12-month contract. The SIM plan also includes unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.

1 hour ago by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
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DEAL This might be your last chance to get the amazing OnePlus 6T at an incredible price

No longer available from its manufacturer or T-Mobile, the incredibly well-reviewed OnePlus 6T is on sale for a limited time at Woot at a killer price of $299.99 in brand-new condition with a full 1-year warranty included.

2 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
DEAL Pre-order Huawei P40 5G at Virgin and receive FreeBuds 3 as gift

The Huawei P40 5G is available to pre-order at Virgin and anybody that does so is eligible for a free pair of FreeBuds 3 wireless earphones, valued at £149. The smartphone features a 6.1-inch OLED display, a triple-camera setup, and the Kirin 990 5G chipset.

3 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Apple's top manufacturing partner had profit decline even before COVID-19 outbreak

The company that assembles the majority of iPhone units used around the world, Foxconn, announced a 24% decline in profit for the fourth quarter of the year. The profit shortfall came in a time period that predates the COVID-19 outbreak.

4 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
DEAL Apple's 2020 iPad Pro tablets are already available for less at Sky Mobile

The 2020 iPad Pro series is now available for less at Sky Mobile. With 24-month and 36-month contracts, customers stand to save up to £153 on the newly announced tablets.

4 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Samsung launches a better alternative to the Galaxy Buds+, the AKG N400 earbuds

Samsung has just revealed a better alternative to its Galaxy Buds+, the AKG N400. These earbuds feature a couple of handful of improvements over the Galaxy Buds+, but they have a slightly higher price tag.

4 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment

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6 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  17 comments
DEAL This Sky Mobile deal gives you the chance to save big on the 128GB iPad 7

Sky Mobile has a fantastic deal that could save you a hefty £77 on the 128GB Apple iPad 7th gen. The package means the high-end variant is only £24 more expensive than the standard 32GB model.

6 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
DEAL Sony's best noise-canceling wireless headphones have never been this cheap

Sony's WH-1000XM3 usually sell for $350, just like many other premium headphones, but they're now cheaper than ever on Amazon. The headphones aren't sold by Sony directly and they're not the US version.

7 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
MIT scientists hope to charge phones from Wi-Fi with a graphene device

Using the popular and ever-so-promising graphene material, scientists from MIT were able to make a blueprint for a device that can catch stray electromagnetic waves and turn them into usable energy

7 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  2 comments
DEAL Buy an Apple Watch and save $50 on Powerbeats Pro

Best Buy offers a $50 discount on Powerbeats Pro to anyone purchasing an Apple Watch.

8 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Samsung's One UI 2.1 update may skip the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 after all

A recent Samsung Members notification suggests no plans for a One UI 2.1 update at the moment.

8 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  9 comments
Zoom for iOS stops sharing information with Facebook after a new update

Last week, we reported that the popular video-conferencing app Zoom had a concerning privacy issue, when Vice’s Motherboard informed us that the app was sharing data with Facebook, even for people who didn’t have a Facebook account. Zoom has now removed the code from its iOS app that was sending data to Facebook and is now offering the new version of the code with an update.

8 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Android Auto wireless compatibility arrives in additional markets

Starting today, Android Auto in 16 countries join the list of markets where wireless compatibility is available.

8 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
featured The announcement date of the OnePlus 8 series is finally official

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are officially scheduled for an April 14 announcement, while the mid-range OnePlus Z is likely to be launched at a later date.

9 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Apple's 5G iPhone 12 won't be pushed back to 2021, but future products could be delayed

The 5G iPhone 12 won't be delayed until 2021 and is still on track to launch this fall, according to a new report. However, future Apple products could be delayed over the COVID-19 pandemic.

9 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
World Health Organization: Stay home and play games

The World Health Organization supports the #PlayApartTogether initiative, believing it might help people deal with current restrictions

10 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
Huawei's P40 may not guarantee a profitable quarter

Chinese giant Huawei is attempting to resurrect its profits with current hopes focusing on the brand new P40 models.

10 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  9 comments
Opera for Android update: data saving badge, Speed Dial improvements

The popular browser Opera for Android, which provides safe browsing, free VPN and even has a built-in ad blocker, is now getting a new update.

10 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
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Here's why the OnePlus 8 Pro may end up having a better 120Hz display specs than the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

10 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  12 comments
The FlexPai 2 makes me think the Galaxy Fold 2 will be awesome, here’s why...

The Royole FlexPai 2 will mostly fly under the radar but for me it shows what we can expect from Samsung's next foldable smartphone.

11 hours ago by Georgi Zarkov,  3 comments
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) starts getting Android 10 update

This will be the last big update for the Galaxy A9 (2018) according to Samsung’s policies

11 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
featured The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - a woman’s perspective

It wasn’t long ago that Samsung released the gorgeous Galaxy Z Flip, which we reviewed already. It’s compact, folds, has a beautiful big screen with a punch hole selfie camera and stunning color options for the body. Its design seems appealing to the ladies, so I used it for two weeks, to check out how it would be in the hands of a woman.

11 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
Amazon may have revealed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite release date and price

The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is already listed on as coming on April 2 in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled variants, with some surprising price tags in tow.

11 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Samsung Galaxy M11 goes official with triple-camera setup, headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy M11 has been officially announced with a triple-camera setup, the Snapdragon 450, up to 64GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

12 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
The US release date of the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power may have finally been revealed

The US release date of the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power might be April 16, at least according to Best Buy, which has the two mid-range phones listed as "coming soon" on its website.

13 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
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13 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  36 comments
Facebook brings livestreams to everyone, no account needed

The option is already available for desktop users but now the company is bringing it to smartphones too

13 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
Always-on display may be coming to OnePlus phones

The company posted a tweet on its official account, stating that the feature is on its roadmap

14 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  2 comments
DEAL Samsung's unlocked Galaxy S20 and S20+ are now heavily discounted at multiple US retailers

In addition to Amazon, you can get the unlocked Galaxy S20 and S20+ at pretty substantial discounts from Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Samsung's official US e-store as well right now.

14 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Game show app HQ Trivia gets resurrected

HQ Trivia co-founder Rus Yusupov announced the popular quiz app's return on Twitter soon after players received notifications of a new game starting.

14 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
FCC inaction allows Saudis to use U.S. cell networks to spy on its citizens in the states

A flawed international network is reportedly allowing the Saudi government to spy on citizens that are visiting the U.S. The location data being sent to the Saudi government is accurate within hundreds of meters.

yesterday, 11:56 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
LG V60 ThinQ 5G official video released

LG released a new product video for a phone it unveiled over a month ago, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G. The device is on backorder at T-Mobile and will launch soon on AT&T and Verizon.

yesterday, 7:59 PM by Alan Friedman,  12 comments
How the government is using location data to track COVID-19

Researchers and governments are using smartphone generated location data to determine where the next COVID-19 hotspot could surface. The data can also reveal whether stay-in-place orders are working in certain areas.

yesterday, 3:50 PM by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
DEAL If you buy Amazon's Echo Show 8 right now, you can get a second unit for free

Instead of paying $130 for a single Amazon Echo Show 8 unit, you can get two devices for the regular price of one right now either from the e-commerce giant itself or Best Buy.

yesterday, 3:30 PM by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
DEAL Deal: save £72 on the Xperia 5 and receive Sony earphones worth £220 at Virgin

The Sony Xperia 5 is available with a pair of wireless earphones valued at £220. The package starts at £24 per month and includes 1GB of data, unlimited texts, and 5,000 minutes.

yesterday, 1:11 PM by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
Three iOS devices allow Al Roker to broadcast live from home

NBC's Today Show is broadcasting some segments from host Al Roker's home. To make sure that the feed is broadcast quality, Roker is using two iPhones and an iPad along with some specialized apps.

yesterday, 11:59 AM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
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