Could Android 11 be restricting navigation bar customizing apps?

Android 11 is now in developer preview, not distributed yet to the general public, but we are already getting some reports on issues it might be presenting. Android Police has drawn our attention to a Reddit thread in which some users complain about Android 11’s incapability to run navigation bar modifying apps.

4 days ago, 8:30 AM by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
A proposal could force Apple to disclose alleged censorship actions

Apple has always been keen on protecting its users’ privacy, as well as its own. However, The Guardian is reporting today that Apple might be forced to disclose information related to Chinese censorship requests.

4 days ago, 8:08 AM by Iskra Petrova,  3 comments
Nokia's exclusive partnership ends as Sony starts using ZEISS optics for Xperia phones

Along with the three new smartphones revealed this month, Sony announced a partnership with ZEISS, the optics company that's making lenses for smartphones among other things.

4 days ago, 7:56 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  10 comments
8K vs 4K vs 1080p on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Video file size comparison

How much space does 8K video footage take in comparison with 4K UHD?

4 days ago, 7:06 AM by Peter Kostadinov,  19 comments
The Apple iPhone 9 and the 5G iPhone 12 family face serious delays says analyst

Apple could have to delay the launch of both its entry-level iPhone 9 and the iPhone 12 series depending on how soon its supply chain in China can return to normal production.

4 days ago, 12:36 AM by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
T-Mobile rolls out Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Android 10 update

The Un-carrier has just announced the Galaxy S9/S9+ Android 10 update is now rolling out to all T-Mobile users.

4 days ago, 12:06 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Apple reopens more stores in China as the iPhone outperforms the competition

As Apple starts reopening more than half of its Apple Stores in China, a securities analyst points out that iPhone sales in China outperformed those of other manufacturers last month.

4 days ago, 10:42 PM by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
DEAL Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ scores a crazy discount on eBay

The Galaxy Note 10+, one of the hottest phones of 2019, has an eBay deal slashing one-third off the normal price.

4 days ago, 8:27 PM by Eugene Jeong,  2 comments

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One of the world's richest men, Warren Buffet, announced today on CNBC that he has finally swapped his $20 Samsung flip phone for an Apple iPhone 11 series phone.

4 days ago, 6:58 PM by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
DEAL Apple's iPhone 11 Battery Case is almost 25% off on Amazon

Amazon has a deal for you, with Apple’s official battery case for the iPhone 11 getting a handsome discount.

4 days ago, 5:44 PM by Eugene Jeong,  0 comments
featured Huawei Mate Xs: hands-on with the futuristic 5G foldable

The Huawei Mate Xs was announced earlier today and we got the chance to go hands-on with the futuristic 5G-ready foldable smartphone. Here are our first thoughts on Huawei's newest product.

4 days ago, 5:15 PM by Joshua Swingle,  11 comments
Here's why tablet sales are soaring in China

The coronavirus is forcing more Chinese people to hunker down inside their homes. As a result, tablet sales are taking off in the country although tablet supplies are constrained by the virus.

4 days ago, 5:00 PM by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
DEAL Expires in - 2d 10h Deal: Buy the enticing Motorola One Hyper for $100 off

The Motorola One Hyper offers nice mid-range features and Android 10 at a very attractive price - limited time deal!

4 days ago, 4:10 PM by Florin Troaca,  4 comments
Netflix adds new feature that lets you see most popular series and movies

The most popular movie streaming service, Netflix is adding a new feature that will allow its users to pick what to watch based on the popularity of the shows.

4 days ago, 3:36 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
DEAL Bose's premium noise-canceling headphones score another huge discount on Amazon

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4 days ago, 3:02 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Next Apple Pencil could sport some very useful features

Apple has received a patent from the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office for a new Apple Pencil with a screen, biometrics scanner, and haptic feedback in the grip. The company also filed a patent application for a glass enclosure for the iPhone.

4 days ago, 2:19 PM by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
featured Google Pixel 4 XL review 4 months later: is it worth getting one in 2020?

This is my Google Pixel 4 review after several months of daily use. Here are my thoughts and impressions on the phone's display quality, camera, battery life, and overall user experience.

Feb 24, 2020, 9:51 AM,  by Nick Todorov,  31 comments
The new Mate Xs is the priciest, most exquisite foldable phone so far

Do you want to see how Huawei beats Samsung at its own foldable phone game? Then check out the new Mate Xs design and specs.

Feb 24, 2020, 9:21 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  37 comments
WhatsApp private group links visible in Google search results

Group chat is an incredibly useful messaging feature and private groups have been around for a long time already. However, it has been brought to our attention by Jordan Wildon, a multimedia journalist for German outlet Deutsche Welle, that some WhatsApp private group chats have their links available in Google search results.

Feb 24, 2020, 9:13 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
The TSA bans use of TikTok over national security threat allegations

The United States Senator for New York Charles E. Schumer has been concerned about national security risks posed by China-owned social media platform TikTok and other similar platforms operating in the US since October last year. He has now reached out to the Transport Security Administration’s (the TSA) Administrator David Pekoske, expressing his concern over the use of the platform by the agency.

Feb 24, 2020, 8:15 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Microsoft Edge isn't secure, says Google

Google has started displaying a warning for Microsoft Edge users who try to install Chrome extensions, alleging that the Google Chrome browser is the more secure option.

Feb 24, 2020, 8:03 AM,  by Eugene Jeong,  12 comments
Apple may bring an iPad multitasking feature to the iPhone in iOS 14

Does Apple have iPad-style multitasking shenanigans up its iOS 14 sleeve for the iPhone?

Feb 24, 2020, 7:49 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  14 comments
Google tries to please the European Parliament with a change on services search results page

The European Parliament has been concerned about Google and other US tech giants’ dominance over the tech industry for a while now, and Google is attempting to please the EC with a new way some search results are shown, striving to avoid another antitrust case. Google’s actions are focused on displaying business listing websites, which contain information about restaurants, hotels or other services offered in specific regions.

Feb 24, 2020, 7:09 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Galaxy Fold 2 will sport an S Pen and bendy glass, but not Samsung's best camera

The best Samsung phone camera - that of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, may not come to the Fold 2, but two other cool features will.

Feb 24, 2020, 6:12 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  6 comments
Instagram for Android: removing unwanted followers made simpler

Reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong seems to always have upcoming features for Instagram figured out. Now, she has discovered yet another new, interesting feature regarding Instagram for Android. The newly-discovered option allows you to remove followers directly from their profile on Instagram for Android.

Feb 24, 2020, 5:53 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Samsung gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of the Galaxy Z Flip manufacturing

Video shows the effort that goes behind the making of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the company's second foldable smartphone.

Feb 24, 2020, 5:35 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
Coronavirus case confirmed in Samsung factory in South Korea

We have been hearing news about different factories’ production struggles over the coronavirus outbreak for almost two months now. Unfortunately, on Saturday, Samsung temporarily closed one factory in South Korea over a confirmed case of the coronavirus, reports Reuters. Until now, Samsung has remained fairly unaffected by the public health crisis.

Feb 24, 2020, 4:47 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
updated Samsung Galaxy S20 and Ultra 5G preorder deals at Verizon, Amazon, T-Mobile, Best Buy, or AT&T

What's the best deal on a Galaxy S20 Ultra preorder? Well, check out how to get the new S20, Plus and Ultra from Samsung, Amazon, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, or Best Buy.

Feb 24, 2020, 4:29 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  11 comments
HTC is not done with smartphones yet, plans to release a 5G one in 2020

Despite what many people might think, HTC still hasn't given up on smartphones. The company's chief executive said there's a plan to release at least one 5G phone this year.

Feb 24, 2020, 2:55 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  5 comments
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 108MP camera samples comparison vs 12MP photos

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a brand new 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera and by default it cleverly fuses 9 individual pixels into one to come up with a final 12-megapixel photo. But you can also shoot at the full 108 megapixels. What's the difference between those 12MP and the full 108MP photos? Here are some examples...

Feb 24, 2020, 2:33 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  15 comments
featured Sony Xperia 1 II is here: brings back what people want, adds 5G and more improvements

The Sony Xperia 1 Mark II is here and it brings back things we missed! Also adds a lot of improvements...

Feb 24, 2020, 1:52 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  66 comments
Meet the Xperia 10 II, Sony's latest ultra-tall "super" mid-ranger

Despite the very unfortunate MWC 2020 cancellation, Sony is dead set to refresh its mid-range lineup with new devices. The Japan-based manufacturer just announced the release of the Sony Xperia 10 II, a 6.0-inch device with a tall, 21:9 OLED display and a triple camera system.

Feb 24, 2020, 1:49 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  8 comments
featured Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Comparison

Which one has the better camera: the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or the iPhone 11 Pro Max? We compare the cameras of two of the hottest phones you can buy in 2020...

Feb 23, 2020, 2:59 PM,  by Victor Hristov,  97 comments
LG G8 ThinQ receives Android 10 on its last major US carrier

LG’s flagship G8 ThinQ from last year has finally received Android 10 on T-Mobile, meaning it’s scored the update on every major US carrier.

Feb 23, 2020, 7:11 AM,  by Eugene Jeong,  4 comments
featured Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 120Hz vs 60Hz Battery Life Comparison

In this Galaxy S20 Ultra 120Hz vs 60Hz battery drain test, we compare the effect of the higher refresh rate on that massive, 5,000mAh battery inside Samsung's flagship...

Feb 23, 2020, 3:47 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  55 comments
Google finally opens up about having its apps banned on new Huawei phones

Google posted a support page that explains which Huawei phones cannot use the Google Mobile Services version of Android and why it prevents users from sideloading such apps like Gmail and YouTube.

Feb 22, 2020, 8:29 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  19 comments
Apple's March event could include new headphones, iPod touch and more

Target employees are leaking screenshots of several Apple devices that are showing up in the retailer's POS system. These include a new Apple TV, AirPods X Generation, a new iPod touch and more.

Feb 22, 2020, 3:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
featured Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Charging Test Complete: impressively quick!

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Feb 22, 2020, 1:29 PM,  by Victor Hristov,  37 comments
updated Leaked live photo shows the OnePlus 8 Pro's back panel (Nope, they're fakes)

A live photo of the OnePlus 8 Pro's backside has surfaced and the device matches the CAD render of the phone that was previously leaked right down to the placement of the OnePlus logo.

Feb 22, 2020, 1:29 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  12 comments
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Unboxing

We unbox the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, look at the contents of the box and take a first hands-on look at the phone itself...

Feb 22, 2020, 1:28 PM,  by Victor Hristov,  6 comments
This Apple Maps feature is better than Google's version of the same thing

Apple has added the "Look Around" 3D Apple Maps imaging feature to three more cities bringing the total number available to nine. And more cities will be added over time.

Feb 22, 2020, 2:33 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
DEAL Amazon's Samsung Galaxy S20 pre-orders arrive with two freebies in tow

Amazon is running a promotion on the entire Galaxy S20 series, so if you feel like none of the carriers or other retailers in the country are matching these deals, you might want to check them out.

Feb 21, 2020, 11:03 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Google Fit update makes the app much easier to use

Google has just announced that Google Fit is much easier to use after the latest update that's now rolling out to Android and iOS devices.

Feb 21, 2020, 10:37 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  5 comments
White House makes odd claims about net neutrality repeal

According to a White House report, repealing net neutrality will increase real income by $50 million a year. The report also says that consumers were worse off under the Obama era rules.

Feb 21, 2020, 10:29 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  16 comments
The new Google Assistant rolling out to Pixel 4 users with G Suite accounts

The good news is the new Google Assistant isn't just available to Pixel 4 users with G Suite accounts, but it also supports the Japanese language.

Feb 21, 2020, 7:52 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Nexus 6P owners start receiving up to $400 in bootlooping settlement proceeds

Nexus 6P owners who were part of a class-action lawsuit against Huawei and Google are starting to receive their share of a $9.75 million settlement. The phone suffered from bootlooping and battery draining issues.

Feb 21, 2020, 7:18 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
featured First Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G NIGHT Camera Samples: Zoom zoom zoom

We take the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra for a test at night and use the new Space Zoom functionality...

Feb 21, 2020, 4:58 PM,  by Victor Hristov,  48 comments
YouTube TV to add HBO Max at launch, two other premium add-ons

YouTube TV has just announced that it has reached an agreement with Warner Media to offer customers some of its streaming services like HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax.

Feb 21, 2020, 2:25 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Check out the reception that the OnePlus Concept One received around the world (VIDEO)

The OnePlus Concept One with its disappearing rear camera went on a world tour so that crowds in North America, Europe and India could see the electrochromic glass technology.

Feb 21, 2020, 2:21 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
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