Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Essential offers up an Android Oreo beta for the Essential Phone

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Android smartphone maker Essential promised that it would be releasing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for its devices soon, and now there’s a beta version of the update available through its developer portal. This is just a beta, as mentioned, but it’s broadly available for anyone interested enough in the Oreo update to try […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, news and price rumors

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Update: A sketchy benchmark points to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus sporting an Exynos 9810 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S8 hit stores in early 2017, so it makes sense that we’re hearing about the Samsung Galaxy S9, as it might only be months away. The rumors are coming thick and fast […]

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Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

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Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins. This could be fun for parties, weddings, meetups […]

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British workers struggle in poor work environments

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A quarter of UK’s workers are unproductive at work. Who says so? It’s the workers themselves who think this. According to new research from Vodafone, 23% of British employees call themselves unproductive, a whopping seven million of the total workforce. And the younger one are the worst performers of all, 28% of employees born after […]

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OnePlus 5T release date, news and rumors

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Update: OnePlus has confirmed that the 5T won’t support wireless charging. We’ve also had word from a source that the OnePlus 5T will cost the same as the OnePlus 5. You can read the full story here, or scroll down further for everything else we know about the phone. Sitting safely in the top ten […]

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Huge OnePlus 5T leak reveals everything you could want to know

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The OnePlus 5T is officially scheduled for its grand arrival on November 16, but thanks to a hands-on post that hit the web this weekend, we now know pretty much everything there is to know about the phone in advance. Courtesy of an unboxing article that went up on ZDNet.de and has since been pulled, […]

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Bike-share platform Spin poaches Seattle transit regulator and launches in a dozen new cities

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Spin, one of several dockless bike-sharing companies now vying for dominance in a number of U.S. cities, has a new weapon to wield against its competitors: Kyle Rowe, the architect of Seattle’s permissive and apparently successful bike-share permit system, who is joining the company to work on government partnerships. In addition, Spin is gearing up […]

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Uber ‘Express POOL’ offers the cheapest fare if you’ll walk a little

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Uber’s found a way to shave another 25 percent or so off the price of a ride. Uber Express POOL asks you to walk up to a few blocks to your pickup and destination before and after the ride in exchange for the cheapest fare out of all of Uber’s options. The feature dynamically generates “smart spots” […]

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Mysterious ‘green line of death’ appears on some iPhone X displays

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It wouldn’t be the launch of a first-generation Apple product without a few hiccups — who can forget Antennagate and Bendgate? — and the iPhone X is no different. A handful of users report that a mysterious and inextinguishable green line has appeared on their device’s display. The above images, from Twitter users mix0mat0sis, Nate […]

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The best iPhone apps to download in 2017

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Apps are the cornerstone of Apple’s iOS platform. The ecosystem is what sets Apple’s mobile platform apart from its rivals, and the highest-quality iPhone apps are typically best in class. But, like any app store, it is sometimes difficult to find out what are truly the best apps, the ones that stand out from the […]

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