updated Samsung Find My Mobile message spooks users worldwide

Samsung users are getting a mysterious notification from Find My Mobile. Many were spooked it's a hack. Don't worry, it's probably...

Feb 20, 2020, 3:45 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  9 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra 100x zoom comparison against a $6000 pro camera kit

What will happen if we pit the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 100x Space Zoom against a pro-level Sony A9 camera with equally expensive Sony 200-600G zoom lens? Check it out.

Feb 20, 2020, 3:10 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  10 comments
Spotify adds true song lyrics integration on Android and iOS devices

Spotify's latest update adds song lyrics, a new feature that's now slowly rolling out to users on both Android and iOS platforms.

Feb 20, 2020, 2:55 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Sony Xperia L4 is official: a first for Sony in an unexpected way

Sony just announced its newest phone: Xperia L4. The L4 is a budget friendly phone with a cinema-wide 21:9 display.

Feb 20, 2020, 2:00 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  11 comments
Early Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Ultra camera samples compared to iPhone 11 Pro Max, S10+, Pixel 4 XL

Check out a very early Galaxy S20 Plus camera samples compare preview of a floor unit against the iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel 4 XL, and marvel at the 8K video recording sample, too.

Feb 20, 2020, 2:00 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  5 comments
Found on Android 11 developer preview: reverse wireless charging and a new Motion Sense feature

With the Android 11 developer preview dropping today, a hidden setting indicates that reverse wireless charging, called Battery Share, will be offered for the Pixel 5.

Feb 19, 2020, 11:15 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Barr, DOJ want platforms like Facebook and Twitter to lose protection from lawsuits

Attorney General William Barr and others attending a public meeting of the Department of Justice want to strip social media platforms like Facebook of the legal protection they now have from certain posts made by their subscribers.

Feb 19, 2020, 8:33 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Microsoft teases three new features for the new Office mobile app

Microsoft reveals three new important features that will be added to its unified Office app for Android and iOS.

Feb 19, 2020, 3:30 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment

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Google is launching Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel phones early

Google has just released the first Android 11 Developer Preview about a month earlier than expected.

Feb 19, 2020, 3:06 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
DEAL Expires in - 1m 3d The new Galaxy Note 10 Lite is already discounted in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is already available with an £80 discount in the UK. This is made possible by a small discount courtesy of BT and a cashback offer from Samsung.

Feb 19, 2020, 1:23 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
Switched from Android to iOS last week; this is what I've discovered so far

After switching last week to an Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max from a Google Pixel 2 XL, here are some of the things I've discovered about iOS compared to the Android OS.

Feb 19, 2020, 12:25 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  66 comments
DEAL Samsung's Galaxy A40 is ridiculously cheap with this O2 contract

The Samsung Galaxy A40 can be acquired with a 24-month O2 contract that offers 8GB of data for just £6.50 per month, or £156. This represents a huge saving over the smartphone's retail price of £219 which doesn't include a contract.

Feb 19, 2020, 12:07 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Google Stadia now supports Samsung, Razer and Asus smartphones

After bringing its cloud gaming streaming service to Pixel phones last year, Google announced Stadia will be expanding to new devices come February 20.

Feb 19, 2020, 11:57 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
featured Samsung is becoming more and more like Apple, and that's... perfectly okay

Samsung took a page straight out of Apple's playbook by permanently marking down the Galaxy S10 family while launching the Galaxy S20 lineup, but there's nothing wrong with deriving inspiration from a rival's (good) ideas.

Feb 19, 2020, 9:19 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  57 comments
Uber introduces new on-trip report tool for passenger safety and feedback

Passenger safety and peace of mind are very important to companies such as Uber or Lyft. Neowin has brought to our attention a new feature that Uber announced today, a report tool where you can report safety incidents or other complaints during the trip. This option is specifically for non-urgent issues.

Feb 19, 2020, 9:06 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra, S30 Plus, S30: Design, specs, camera, 5G, price expectations

The Samsung Galaxy S30 is expected to arrive February 2021, and while it's a bit early to know just about anything specific about the upcoming Galaxy generation, we think we have a pretty good understanding what the Galaxy S30-series will bring to the table...

Feb 19, 2020, 9:03 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  21 comments
DEAL Еxpired Charge all the devices on the cheap with these massively discounted Anker accessories

Amazon has a whole bunch of popular Anker accessories on sale at hefty discounts for 24 hours only, ranging from a blazing fast USB-C charging station to ultra-affordable cables for both iPhones and Android handsets.

Feb 19, 2020, 9:03 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Which Samsung Galaxy S to buy? Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S10? Quick buying guide here

Now that the S20 is official and near launch, Samsung is selling the Galaxy S10 line at discounted prices. Which phone is the best choice for you? Here's our quick rundown...

Feb 19, 2020, 8:45 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  1 comment
Sprint/T-Mobile merger: will the “new” T-Mobile be able to conquer the US market?

Last week, a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit trying to block the deal. Deutsche Telekom’s CEO, Timotheus Höttges, said in a news conference that he is confident the difference of around $120 billion of market value between AT&T and Verizon and T-Mobile doesn’t seem like an obstacle, impossible to overcome. He is positive they can try and successfully shrink the gap, given the fact that the three main US wireless carriers would have similar customer count of around 140 to 150 million.

Feb 19, 2020, 8:40 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  4 comments
The European Commission plans to limit US tech giants’ power over the tech industry

US tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have been bothering some people from the European Commission for at least a couple of years already. Reuters reports that the EC will be seeing a list of proposals aiming to help European companies be more competitive to American tech giants in regards to data governance and AI.

Feb 19, 2020, 8:37 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Your iPhone 9 (SE 2) questions answered: price, release date, design, features

You're wondering when the iPhone 9 will be released? Or if it will have certain features like wireless charging? We have collected the most frequently asked questions according to Google and answered them as best as possible.

Feb 19, 2020, 8:30 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  4 comments
Encrypted messaging app Signal’s ambition to become as famous as WhatsApp

The messaging app, called Signal, was only for the cybersecurity nerds and some activists once, as it offered end-to-end encryption and improved privacy protection with very limited number of features. It is considered one of the world’s most secure messaging apps for Android and iOS. Now, it’s aiming for its audience to change - it is trying to reach the masses.

Feb 19, 2020, 8:16 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  4 comments
featured Deception: the Galaxy S20's telephoto camera is not really a telephoto camera

Samsung calls the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+'s secondary cameras "telephoto". However, there's nothing telephoto about their lenses

Feb 19, 2020, 7:53 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  30 comments
Verizon promotes the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10

Verizon is the second major carrier in the US to update the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Android 10, after AT&T.

Feb 19, 2020, 7:40 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
New Gmail for iOS update adds Siri improvements

Google has quietly pushed out another Gmail update on iOS devices that brings an important new feature - support for Siri shortcuts.

Feb 19, 2020, 7:26 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
DEAL Еxpired Tesco Mobile's killer Galaxy Note 10 deal could save you over £250

Tesco Mobile and Samsung are offering you the chance to save up to £267 when you purchase the smartphone alongside a 36-month SIM contract. This means it's by far the best offer on the market.

Feb 19, 2020, 6:34 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Galaxy Z Flip teardown puts a spotlight on 'glasstic' display, poor repairability, and a major flaw

A rigorous new teardown confirms that Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip does use "ultra thin glass" while being incredibly hard to repair at home and prone to internal dust accumulation.

Feb 19, 2020, 4:48 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  6 comments
The best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ cases

You've put a preorder for a Galaxy S20 or S20+ and you're patiently waiting for your fancy new device? Check these cases that will protect it when it's finally in your hands!

Feb 19, 2020, 3:42 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
How to turn on the Galaxy S20's 120Hz display refresh rate

Check out a list of free games with 120Hz display refresh rate support for the Galaxy S20, Plus or Ultra to take advantage of, as well as instructions how to switch the 120Hz vs 60Hz refresh on all the Galaxy S20 models.

Feb 19, 2020, 3:03 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are now available in the US... sort of

Samsung hasn't officially released the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite in the US, but you can order Latin America variants compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile from B&H Photo Video alongside a 1-year warranty.

Feb 19, 2020, 2:41 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
120Hz at 1440p coming to the Galaxy S20 series according to latest leak

Fans of the Galaxy S20 that wanted 120Hz at Quad HD resolution might actually get it later this year via update, rumor suggests.

Feb 19, 2020, 2:21 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  5 comments
U.S. draft proposal could be the coup de grace for Huawei

Still looking for ways to damage Huawei's business units, the U.S. government has drafted a proposal that would allow it to block foundry TSMC from shipping chips to Huawei.

Feb 19, 2020, 12:06 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  64 comments
Top Apple analyst sees Q2 or Q3 introduction of a brand new iPhone feature

Reliable TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will release its AirTags tracking accessory during the second or third quarter. The tags will be used in conjunction with the iPhone 11 series' U1 chip and the Find My... app.

Feb 18, 2020, 9:16 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Ordering a new Apple iPhone? Expect a short delay before it arrives

The coronoavirus is forcing consumers to wait longer than normal to receive their newly purchased iPhones with delays in the U.S. and U.K. running as high as eight days for some models, up to 11 days in Taiwan.

Feb 18, 2020, 3:52 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
DEAL Here's how you can get Samsung's excellent Galaxy A50 mid-ranger for free

The sleek and respectably powerful Samsung Galaxy A50 can be yours right now for the low, low price of $0 with either an 18-month Sprint Flex Lease or 24-month device payment plan.

Feb 18, 2020, 3:22 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
Will Oppo's new phone beat the Galaxy S20's zoom?

Oppo's Find X2 Pro series reportedly offers, a new, cutting-edge zoom system. The handset will apparently use a periscope zoom system to offer 60x hybrid zoom

Feb 18, 2020, 12:30 PM,  by Eugene Jeong,  8 comments
To combat coronavirus, Samsung borrows from Papa John's playbook

To combat the effects of low in-store traffic in South Korea due to the coronavirus, Samsung has launched a delivery service in some parts of the country that allows consumers to test a Galaxy S20 device for 24 hours.

Feb 18, 2020, 12:21 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
Google's new Pixel Buds go up for preorder

B&H Photo recently listed the new Pixel Buds on their site in the Clearly White variant. As expected, the pricing is at $179 for the earbuds and their matching charging case, which charges via USB-C or wireless charging.

Feb 18, 2020, 12:02 PM,  by Eugene Jeong,  5 comments
DEAL Еxpired Buy the Huawei P Smart (2019) from Virgin and get a free Nintendo Switch

Receive a free Nintendo Switch when you purchase a Huawei P Smart (2019) with a 24-month contract at Virgin UK. The offer is valid until February 24th.

Feb 18, 2020, 11:48 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  6 comments
Samsung wins contract for the new Snapdragon X60’s production

World’s famous chip manufacturer, Qualcomm, has just announced the Snapdragon X60, a next-generation 5G modem that could have faster network speeds. Now, Reuters has brought to our attention an important contract made between Samsung and Qualcomm concerning the production of the new X60 modem chips. This contract is useful for Samsung for gaining chip manufacturing market share against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (the TSMC).

Feb 18, 2020, 9:29 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  11 comments
poll Would you buy a Galaxy S10 in 2020?

The Galaxy S10 line is still for sale as a sort of a compromise. Their prices have been dropped a bit, but do you think they are worth buying in 2020?

Feb 18, 2020, 9:25 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  16 comments
Messaging app, accused of espionage, removed from Google Play for a second time

ToTok, an Emirati chat app, was accused of espionage and removed from Google Play and Apple’s App Store back in December. However, Google had reinstated the app in January only to remove it again recently. Initially, the allegations regarding the messaging app were brought to light by the New York Times, which published a report indicating that the app was actually a spying tool.

Feb 18, 2020, 9:10 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Foldable display breaking saga continues: Moto Razr’s turn

We received information from The Verge that a Moto Razr, in possession of Input, is having an terrifying screen issue. Apparently, the top layer of the display is separating from the screen, causing an enormous air bubble right at the hinge of the phone. Input’s Raymond Wong first spotted the issue in their Moto Razr, which was with them for a little over a week.

Feb 18, 2020, 9:06 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  13 comments
Coronavirus outbreak will hurt all major smartphone vendors except Samsung... for now

Several new reports are going into detail on the current and expected coronavirus outbreak impact on the smartphone market, with all major vendors besides Samsung likely to see their sales numbers take big hits.

Feb 18, 2020, 8:58 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
The stunning difference between 120Hz and 60Hz displays: Galaxy S20 vs S10

Here's why the Galaxy S20-series is so much smoother than your conventional smartphone.

Feb 18, 2020, 8:44 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  28 comments
Future OnePlus and Oppo phones could feature custom chipsets

Future OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme smartphones could replace Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets with in-house alternatives. The move could take several years, though, as Oppo says it's a long-term investment.

Feb 18, 2020, 8:15 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  4 comments
featured Here's why Galaxy Z Flip's folding glass display cover is still protected by a plastic film

The firm behind the Galaxy Z Flip's folding display top speaks up on the "it's not glass cover, it's plastic film" controversy, explaining why the 8" Fold 2 will use the same setup.

Feb 18, 2020, 7:08 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  43 comments
DEAL Apple's iPhone XS is on sale at an irresistible price in a 512GB storage variant

Normally priced at a whopping $1250, Apple's 512GB iPhone XS can be purchased for as little as 600 bucks by both new and upgrading Sprint customers with no strings attached.

Feb 18, 2020, 7:04 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X60, its next-gen 5G modem

Qualcomm is ready to release the third generation of its 5G modems. The Snapdragon X60 is based on the 5nm process and will improve upon the X55 in every way.

Feb 18, 2020, 6:30 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  3 comments
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