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Huawei P30 Pro advertisements are already up, even if the phone hasn't been announced yet

We're just about to witness Huawei reveal its latest heavy-hitter — the P30 Pro — at a live event in Paris. But you know what? The company is already showing it off before the event has even begun. Well, kind of. Spotted on billboards across Paris, the P30 Pro shines with its quad cameras and all three color options. *link to tweet Of ...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could arrive this August with one huge change

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information The Galaxy S10 series was released less than three weeks ago but that isn’t stopping rumors about Samsung’s next flagship. And today, a new report by ET News suggests the Galaxy Note 10 could introduce one big change.The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might skip all physical buttons As many of you will remember, a couple of years back Sams...

Samsung sets the Galaxy Fold price, comes with Kevlar case and free Buds indeed

If you have been wondering about the exact price and release date of Samsung's Galaxy Fold bender, the phone maker just issued a press release to officially confirm what we have been hearing for a while. The Galaxy Fold will indeed be available in 15 European countries at first - United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, ...

Watch the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro announcement livestream here

Huawei's P30 and P30 Pro will be announced in less than 3 hours' time, but they're already tied with the Galaxy S10 series as far as preliminary leaks and rumors go. You can get up to speed on the upcoming P30 series by clicking any of the following links, which should help you paint the full picture of what's expected from the Chinese giant. <div ...

Samsung Galaxy Watch scores massive discount in eBay spotlight deal with warranty

Apart from the hot new Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung recently discounted every single wearable device the company directly sells on its official website, including the "regular" Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Gear Sport, and Gear Fit2 Pro. While these cool deals still stand, you can actually save more money by shopping for some of the aforementioned products on eBay. The Samsung Galaxy Watch, for instance...

How to improve the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S10

If you are an early adopter of one of the Samsung Galaxy S10 models, you might not be overly impressed with battery life, especially on the Exynos versions. S10 models powered by Samsung's in-house developed chipset have generally proven to last less than their Snapdragon 855 counterparts, not to mention the recently uncovered bug that further diminishes battery life on Exynos Galaxy S10s. With t...

Deal: Save $200 on the Apple iPhone X at Walmart

Walmart wants to sell you a brand new Apple iPhone X assuming you can afford its upfront price. Make no mistake, even though Apple's last year flagship is on sale, you'll still have to pay the equivalent of an Android top-tier phone. But let's not mix apples and oranges; it's pretty clear that if you're hunting for an iPhone X, you have no love for Android devices. Anyway, as the title says, Appl...

Huawei needs to reimagine the ugly EMUI interface

I’ve been using Samsung gear for the past year, with my latest go-to-daily driver being the excellent Galaxy Note 9. Being infatuated with a gadget is silly, but I liked that phone so much that I came up with a relatively long love letter detailing all the things I liked and the few bits I disliked about the device. However, as luck would have it, I forced myself to switch ...

One of Fitbit's best wearable devices is on sale at a $50 discount at Verizon

While Fitbit has been making decent strides in challenging Apple for the title of the world's most successful smartwatch vendor, the company remains primarily known for its vast portfolio of affordable and feature-packed fitness bands. After recently releasing three new devices priced between $70 and $100, we naturally expected a few older ones to quickly score some discounts, but while that hasn...

Sprint reportedly starts rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were not among Samsung's first smartphones to receive Android 9.0 Pie updates in the United States, although users in Europe are already enjoying the benefits of Google latest OS. Samsung debuted the Galaxy S8/S8+ beta program early this year but didn't say when the final version of the Android 9.0 Pie update will be released in the US. While we still don't have any word on ...

Deal: Apple Watch Series 3 is on sale at Best Buy for as low as $200

There's a myriad of Apple Watch Series 3 promotions out there, so the question isn't whether or not you'll be able to find it on sale, but what deal to grab. While we won't pretend that we have the best answer to this question, we can definitely help you find it. Several Apple Watch Series 3 models are currently discounted at Best Buy, and while the US retailer certainly doesn't offer the best pr...

Apple Music for Android update brings a slight redesign, support for new devices

Judging by the reviews left by Android users on Apple Music's page in the Google Play Store, the app isn't on par with the iOS version. However, it looks like Apple is making efforts to make the users experience as satisfying as possible. The latest update released today brings a slight redesign of the Browse tab and support for more devices. Spotted by 9to5mac, the update adds a new Browse tab t...

The first Nokia phone with hole-punch screen and 48MP camera will be revealed on April 2

HMD Global, the company that manages the Nokia smartphone brand, has done a good job staying in the news with innovative devices for just about all price tiers. The Finnish company was among the first to embrace the notch, and it looks like it will also be among the first to adopt the hole-punch screen design feature. Nokia 8.1 Plus Just ...

Weak Apple iPhone sales are hurting Samsung

Lower chip prices and a drop in demand for its OLED panels led Samsung to announce in a filing Tuesday morning that its first quarter profit won't meet analysts' expectations. It was just last week when the company said during its annual stockholder's meeting that slower growth in the global economy, combined with weaker memory chip sales, would be a drag on earnings this year. Samsung is schedul...

Leaked pictures show Apple's upcoming Powerbeats Pro wireless sport headphones

Beats by Dre is a subsidiary of Apple and a well-known producer of audio gadgets. It's not by chance that they were acquired by the Cupertino-based company, which has a couple of audio markets of its own. Last week, Apple launched the second-generation AirPods, which come with improved hardware in comparison with the original model and, more importantly, longer battery life. Not to mention that t...

Update due this week could help Apple Watch series 4 save more lives in Europe

Alongside the many new features that Apple pushed out with today's release of iOS 12.2 was a clue. No, this clue didn't solve the JFK assassination, or tell us which came first between the chicken and the egg. What it did tell us what that those in Europe with the Apple Watch series 4 will soon receive an update that enables the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature on the device. Already available in ...

Huawei thanks Apple and CEO Cook for warming up the crowd before tomorrow's "main event"

Today, Apple held its Show Time event and introduced new subscription services for news, video and gaming. Tomorrow, it will be Huawei's turn to be at the center of the mobile world when the company unveils the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. Amazon already put up (and just as quickly took down) a premature listing for the premium version of the phone, which will feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display ...

Deal: Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet scores a 33% discount, but there's a catch

If you're in the market for a tablet but you're no fan of Apple's iPads, there are few reasons not to buy an Amazon slate. The US retailer's Fire lineup includes the cheapest Android tablets available on the market, but you'll have to make some compromises. While they're very cheap, they certainly don't pack too much power when it comes to hardware. Also, all standard models that don't include Am...

Top AT&T executive fears chaos from use of Huawei networking gear in 5G networks

By now, most of you know that the world's largest supplier of networking equipment and the third largest smartphone manufacturer globally are one and the same. That company is Huawei, which has been branded a national security threat by U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. Carriers in the states won't use Huawei's networking gear when building out their 5G networks, for fear that the equi...

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is now official: impressive display and massive battery in tow

After the recent release of its flagship phones from the Galaxy S10 line, Samsung now adds a new member to the upper midrange segment with the announcement of the Galaxy A70. The new phone has some significant distinctions from the Samsung phones we’ve seen so far, so let’s take a look at what it has to offer. Design The first thing that becomes apparent is that the A70 is a massive smartphone ev...

The non-exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is getting Android 9.0 Pie

After the Galaxy Note 7 saga ended with the phone's demise back in 2017, Samsung eventually released a similar model with a different, non-exploding battery for those who didn't want to wait one more year for another Note series phone. The new phone was called Samsung Galaxy Note FE and it's a product that should have not existed if not for the Note 7's ...

An important Apple Pay feature used daily overseas by millions is heading to the states this year

During this morning's Apple Show Time event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's Cupertino campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook took some time to discuss the company's mobile payment system, Apple Pay. In the U.S., 70% of retailers accept Apple Pay, and in Australia, an incredible 99% of merchants in the country allow their customers to pay with the service. In Britain, the acceptance rate is 85% and it is...

Google may have killed its iPad Pro 'killer' before releasing it to the masses

The Pixel Slate is definitely not a bad-looking device We don't expect many people to remember this, but Google unveiled something else besides the Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones and the Home Hub smart display at a fancy press event nearly six months ago. The Pixel Slate was the search giant's first tablet released in three years, following a little-known 10-inch Pixel C, which in turn came after a...

iOS 12.2 is here: Apple News+, new Animoji, and more

Right on time, Apple has released the iOS 12.2 software update for iPhone and iPad, enabling support for the just announced Apple News+ subscription service. The update also brings four new Animoji, a whole host of other small features, as well as improvements and tweaks across the board. Apple News+ The hefty 800 MB update delivers the new Apple News+ subscription service, which is the paid, exp...

TV+, News+, Oprah+, Arcade, do you think Apple is starting a media war?

After issuing a plethora of new hardware on the hush-hush lass week with simple press releases, starting from new iPads and finishing with AirPods 2, Apple reserved the stage today entirely for its new adventures in content and media. Multimedia. It took on cable and Netflix with the upcoming Apple TV channels and TV+ subscription streamer. Game streaming and distribution platforms like Steam or ...

Apple takes on Netflix and cable with TV+ streaming service, Oprah show

TL;DR: New Apple TV app in May, available on iOS, Mac, Roku, and smart TVs, will offer one-click HBO, Hulu, etc. signups, folding your current TV subscriptions and iTunes purchases as well. A streaming TV+ video service in the fall will tack on Apple-original movies and series, headlined by an Oprah show, for a price and media bundles to be announced ...

180 degree reversal by YouTube will make one of its most popular original series free

A report published today by Bloomberg says that YouTube has decided to do a 180 degree turn and is backing away from producing original programming. The Google-owned video streamer has canceled plans to develop some new comedies and dramas that it would have streamed to paid YouTube Premium subscribers. By doing this, YouTube is admitting defeat in a battle with other video streamers like Netflix...

Apple introduces Apple Card: Daily Cash, no fees, titanium card

Apple has announced a brand new service: Apple Card. Starting this summer in the US, users will be able to sign up for a real Apple credit card that's going to reside within the Wallet app. Requesting a virtual Apple Card living in your iPhone will be very easy, as you'll be able to do it straight from your device. Issuing a new Apple Card shouldn't take more than a few minutes. ...

Apple News+ subscription service is announced with 300+ magazines to flip through

Four years ago, we got our first glimpse at Apple News, designed to provide millions of iOS users with easy access to curated, top-quality journalism. Today, Apple's service is the number one news app, with over 5 billion articles being read each month. And the number is only going to grow higher, it seems. At today's "It's Show Time" event, Apple announced ...

Apple Arcade announced: Meet the first premium gaming service on mobile

Apple today announced Apple Arcade, the first premium game service on mobile that will give you access to a collection of brand new premium iOS games for an upfront monthly fee. Thanks to this new service, Apple wants to boost the popularity of high-quality paid mobile games, which have always struggled to compete with the popularity of free-to-play titles. Apple Arcade, ...

These paid Android games are now free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

Are you looking for some neat new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that's the case, you might be pleased to hear that several titles that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. This collection features several different genres, so we've made sure to include a video (where available) or gameplay image and a description below each title in order to aid you in the se...

How to watch Apple's "It's Show Time" event live

Later today, Apple will hold a special "It's Show Time" event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Don't expect new device announcements, however, as the focus of this event will be to shed more light on upcoming Apple services, primarily the company's new streaming service. Rumors about Apple's Netflix competitor have been floating around for quite some time now, and today we'll be finally ge...

Tonight on NBC: "Here's Samsung"

Last October, we saw an Eminem performance on the top of the Empire State Building shown on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Parts of the event were recorded using a Pixel 3. Now, according to Variety, Monday night's episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will have a different format since it was recorded in entirety using the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Instead of an opening monologue, and interviews ...

Xiaomi's new 100W charging tech will fully charge your phone in just 17 minutes

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 40W SuperCharge. The Oppo Find X is compatible with 50W SuperVOOC. And soon, certain Xiaomi smartphones will support an incredible 100W fast charging technology. Set to be announced tomorrow in China, the new charging tech will be marketed as “Super ...

Do you miss the “old” Samsung — plastic phones, removable batteries?

Ah, the flagship phone conundrum — does an expensive device need to look and feel expensive on the outside, while being powerful on the inside? For years on end, Samsung delivered top-tier hardware and features inside a plastic shell, providing users with such coveted things as a removable battery, IR blaster, and a handset that would bounce off of a tile floor without breaking. Now, Sammy handse...

Deal: Apple holds another clearance sale, offers the iPhone SE for up to $150 off

Although the iPhone SE has been discontinued last year, Apple has decided to keep selling the device since there's a lot of demand for it. That's why most likely the reason the phone is sold out quite fast every time Apple is running a sale on the iPhone SE. If you're looking to buy a brand new iPhone SE but missed the previous deals, Apple is holding another clearance sale right not. Customers w...

The arrested Huawei executive was using Apple products primarily, released documents show

Huawei is no stranger to PR blunders and it seems that they always involve Apple in some way. First, Huawei’s brand ambassador, the actress Gal Gadot, was caught praising her phone from Twitter for iPhone. Then, tweets on the company’s official account showed up, posted from iPhone again, which resulted in employees from Huawei’s marketing department being demoted. It seems that the integration o...

Apple's AirPods 2 ship today, here's your main reason to get them (poll results)

Last week, we asked you what new feature of the AirPods 2nd-gen could have piqued your fancy long enough to press that buy button regardless of whether you already have the OG AirPods. Predictably enough, more than half of our respondents chose the longer talk times possible from the new truly wireless buds from Apple. The extra wireless charging option was next in line, even though you have to b...

Sony Xperia 2 rumor games begin with an interesting spec sheet and September release

The Xperia 1 is one tall beast While most other smartphone manufacturers seem torn between using a notch and drilling holes of various shapes and dimensions into the screens of their latest high-end models to get closer to the borderless dream, Sony remains committed to a more conventional design language with symmetrically thin top and bottom bezels on the Xperia 1. Of course, the massive 6.5-in...

The Samsung Galaxy A60 & A70 just leaked out alongside some key specs

Samsung’s new mid-range smartphone lineup currently incorporates the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50. Soon, though, it will expand to include the Galaxy A40 and Galaxy A90, in addition to the Galaxy A60 and Galaxy A70 which have both leaked out through a Chinese certification listing. The Samsung Galaxy A60 Externally, ...