5G Apple iPhone super-cycle forecast by analysts

Analysts at Wedbush told clients in a note that a 5G super-cycle lies ahead for the iPhone with as many as 350 million units expected to be upgraded. Four new iPhone models could be unveiled in September and launched in October.

Jul 13, 2020, 12:10 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
Google Pixel 4a render appears on Google Store, but it's still not official

A Google Pixel 4a press render has appeared on the Google Store in Canada. It corroborates the several design elements and the company's plans to originally announce the device at Google I/O in May.

Jul 13, 2020, 11:31 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  7 comments
Google can't protect you from Joker malware, so it's time to delete these dangerous apps

Joker is the fun name of "one of the most prominent types" of Android malware, recently found to be wreaking havoc on many devices as part of 11 nefarious apps you should delete ASAP.

Jul 13, 2020, 10:16 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  12 comments
Verizon vs Xfinity: mobile plans, prices and phones comparison

Verizon or Xfinity? Both carriers use the same network, but their plans and offers are far from equal. Which one should you go for? Find out inside!

Jul 13, 2020, 9:55 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  1 comment
DEAL Get free fries with the McDonald's app on National French Fry Day 2020

It's National French Fry Day 2020, here's how you can claim your free medium fries from McDonald's, today only.

Jul 13, 2020, 9:40 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
Ubisoft's free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla launches on Android and iOS in August

Although Brawlhalla will be launched on Android and iOS on August 6, those interested can pre-register on Google Play Store to be notified when the game is available.

Jul 13, 2020, 9:36 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
featured The Pixelworks interview: how OnePlus took a Samsung display and made it better

What's behind Android spring chickens getting iPhone-level display calibration and beating Samsung at its own panel game with more features? We sit down for an interview with Pixelworks...

Jul 13, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  6 comments
updated Best portable chargers and power banks for your phone

Over the years, phone have scored tons of new features and gradual improvements of the essential technologies that make them click and tick, but one aspect that has seemingly and arbitrarily received less love than the rest has been battery technology. While we witness large heaps of improvement in terms of display properties, design, and camera performance, most phones will still die on you if you use them a lot before the day is over. And while the latest energy-efficient chipsets have certainly improved things, you should admit that batteries still don't feel as "futuristic" as other aspects of many contemporary flagship devices...

Jul 13, 2020, 8:32 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov, Mariyan Slavov,  4 comments

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featured OnePlus Buds name and more OnePlus Nord 5G specs are confirmed ahead of July 21 launch

The AirPods-rivaling OnePlus Buds are officially set for a July 21 launch alongside a mid-range OnePlus Nord 5G handset with a grand total of six cameras in tow.

Jul 13, 2020, 8:20 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Alleged Galaxy S20 Fan Edition benchmark lists 5G Snapdragon 865, more

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has seemingly been spotted with the Snapdragon 865 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and Android 10 on board. The smartphone is also expected to offer 5G connectivity.

Jul 13, 2020, 7:26 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  2 comments
Best portable wireless Bluetooth speakers (2020)

We take a look at the top Bluetooth speaker options and highlight the speakers that shine with great sound, battery life and additional features...

Jul 13, 2020, 7:01 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov, Radoslav Minkov,  33 comments
Verizon moves one step closer to a major 5G breakthrough, but T-Mobile is still ahead

Verizon has announced its somewhat vague plans for "full commercialization" of a 5G standalone core service in 2021 after T-Mobile already touted a similar launch for "later this year."

Jul 13, 2020, 6:48 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
DEAL Еxpired Apple's phenomenal AirPods Pro are on sale at an unusually high discount today only

You have 24 hours to get Apple's incredibly well-reviewed AirPods Pro for $214.99 after a $35 discount in brand-new condition with a full 1-year warranty included.

Jul 13, 2020, 5:21 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
The iPhone 12 5G series battery life may disappoint, as pack sizes leak

Check out alleged iPhone 12 series battery packs leak in the flesh to disappointing capacities.

Jul 13, 2020, 4:37 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  20 comments
An even cheaper OnePlus Nord Lite 5G device might already be in the works

The first member of the OnePlus Nord family of affordable phones hasn't been released yet, but a second member appears to have already been benchmarked with a Snapdragon 690 SoC.

Jul 13, 2020, 4:20 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
OPPO teases massive 125W super flash charge

The official announcement is scheduled for this Wednesday, 15th of July.

Jul 13, 2020, 4:16 AM,  by Mariyan Slavov,  2 comments
The Galaxy Fold 2 keeps getting hit by delays, might miss Samsung’s next Unpacked event

Samsung's next foldable flagship is still not ready for official release, according to the latest leaks, and could be absent from the company's August event altogether.

Jul 13, 2020, 3:54 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
Samsung is Asia's favorite brand 9 years in a row

A research based on the surveying of thousands of consumers from 14 nations in Asia found Samsung to be the most preferred brand.

Jul 13, 2020, 2:16 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  0 comments
Britain close to final decision on whether to ban Huawei from its 5G networks

Britain is expected to make a final decision this coming week about whether Huawei's networking equipment should be banned and removed from the country's 5G networks.

Jul 12, 2020, 11:47 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Once again 5G and coronavirus combine in latest conspiracy theory

The latest conspiracy theory says that the bendable metal strips inside a surgical mask is a 5G antenna and is used to make people sicker from the COVID-19 virus.

Jul 12, 2020, 8:24 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
DEAL Most Samsung Galaxy 5G phones now come with gifts worth $175, Postmates credit included

Samsung is treating buyers of 5G smartphones with Postmates Unlimited subscriptions and other freebies.

Jul 12, 2020, 4:46 PM,  by Florin Troaca,  0 comments
Official video shows off features of the new Moto G 5G Plus

Official new product video from Motorola reveals the features on its first 5G phone, the Moto G 5G Plus. The device has a 6.7-inch 21:9 aspect ratio and a huge 5000mAh battery.

Jul 12, 2020, 3:56 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Apple wants to increase iPhone production in India

Apple has reportedly asked its top contract manufacturer Foxconn to invest more than $1 billion in India to increase the production of iPhone models in the country.

Jul 12, 2020, 1:47 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
The next Google Nest will be announced on July 13

Google has just confirmed a Nest related announcement for July 13, but that shouldn't be surprising considering that the smart speaker leaked a few days ago.

Jul 12, 2020, 12:44 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
DEAL Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with LTE massively discounted on Amazon

Samsung has slashed $110 off MSRP. As some of you probably know, the Galaxy Tab S5e typically sells for $480, but Amazon brings the price to a new all-time low thanks to the big discount.

Jul 12, 2020, 12:21 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
The next affordable Nokia smartphone brings power to the masses

Nokia 2.4 is expected to be unveiled in the next couple of months and judging but the leaked specs, it looks like it's a worthy successor to the Nokia 2.3.

Jul 12, 2020, 11:16 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Lenovo's next Android device is a tablet with a twist

The Yoga X is an unannounced Lenovo tablet powered by Android that doubles as a monitor.

Jul 12, 2020, 9:35 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
TikTok looks to get the "Red" out

TikTok is trying to restructure its corporate structure to show that the short-form video app is not based in China. TikTok is owned by a Chinese firm but does not run in the country.

Jul 12, 2020, 12:44 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  16 comments
Apple supplier has strong shipments of the fives: 5G and 5nm chips

The world's largest independent foundry had a strong month in June and a strong second quarter as 5G chips and 5nm chips start rolling off of the foundry's assembly lines.

Jul 11, 2020, 9:20 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook will become a free agent at the end of next year

As Apple CEO Tim Cook enters the final year of his 10-year contract, Apple's shares have risen more than six-fold. Last year, Cook's total compensation exceeded $133 million.

Jul 11, 2020, 4:04 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
All of a sudden your older iPhone is worth less when you trade it in for a new one

Apple has reduced the trade-in values on most of its older handsets. While the lower prices can be used now to buy an iPhone 11 model, they might stay the same for iPhone 12 purchases once the upcoming phones go on sale.

Jul 11, 2020, 11:32 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  16 comments
featured Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in 2020?

Should you buy the Galaxy Note 10+ in 2020 when the Galaxy Note 20 is just weeks' away from becoming reality? I say yes.

Jul 11, 2020, 4:26 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  38 comments
LinkedIn sued over alleged theft of iOS clipboard data

Microsoft's LinkedIn social-media app is being sued for stealing data from the clipboard used on iOS devices. The suit seeks class-action status and claims that the spying was happening "constantly."

Jul 11, 2020, 1:59 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
China may have discovered a way to become a 5G chipmaking leader instead of a laggard

A breakthrough in chip production has been discovered in China as the nation needs to become self-sufficient in the chip industry thanks to pressure applied by a recent change in U.S. export rules.

Jul 10, 2020, 10:40 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  35 comments
DEAL Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is cheaper than ever at B&H

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has always been overshadowed by the Galaxy Note 10 because of the lower specs, but when its price drops to nearly $400 it's worth taking into consideration.

Jul 10, 2020, 8:53 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Leaked video teaser for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G shows fab new color setting hearts aflutter

A leaked teaser for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G shows off a new color but not much else is different except for the internal 5G mode, that will grace the inside of this device.

Jul 10, 2020, 6:41 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
DEAL Save a whopping $100 when you buy Amazon's Echo Plus (2nd Gen) with Philips Hue bulb

Just a heads-up for those who want to buy a smart speaker that Amazon's Echo Plus (2nd Gen) is now on sale at multiple US retailers.

Jul 10, 2020, 5:35 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
updated Amazon bans TikTok and then says "nevermind"

Earlier today word leaked that Amazon had told employees to remove the TikTok app from any phone that accessed Amazon's business email account. Later today Amazon said that the original message was a mistake.

Jul 10, 2020, 5:08 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Asus' next-generation Zenfone flagships tipped to boast flip cameras

Rumor has it that Asus will launch at least two models: Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro. One of the traits that these flagships will have in common is the flip camera.

Jul 10, 2020, 4:32 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  6 comments
Analyst says Galaxy Z Flip has so far been the best selling foldable phone of 2020

The Galaxy Z Flip is not just doing well, it's beating whatever little competition there is.

Jul 10, 2020, 3:44 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  0 comments
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