Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices' forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you're an Android user who'd rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking bar to whatever device you're using.
Apple teased us with the next version of iOS in June, revealing a bunch of new features at WWDC that wouldn't be ready until today -- unless of course you love the thrill of a potentially buggy public beta, which has been available since the end of June. But if you like to play it safe, or if you simply never bothered getting your hands on the update early, today is the day my friends. Most of the world can now officially download iOS 11.
You've seen the contract prices and you might be tempted to sign up and avoid paying big upfront for Samsung's excellent, expensive and explosion-proof Galaxy Note 8 -- but while signing up for a plan may mean more money in your pocket in the short term, you could end up paying much more over the life of the phone. Here's how much you can save by buying a Note 8 outright and choosing the right prepaid plan.
Having a broken phone is not a situation you want to be in for long but there's always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you've no insurance or warranty coverage). This should be your guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs and when to leave it to the experts.
It only took five years since the inductive charging standard's adoption by nearly every major manufacturer, but Apple has finally added Qi inductive charging (also known as wireless charging) to its mobile devices. Sure, better late than never, but do people need to care about having yet another way to charge their devices, or is that extra long cable good enough? Is wireless charging worth the price, or potential compatibility issues?
Optus's contract plan pricing for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, just as pre-orders open. I think is an under-handed tactic to force you to jump onto a pre-order without carefully considering it, but in any case, here they are.
The Oppo R11 is a mid-range phone with a surprisingly good dual camera, and it's already available in black, gold or red. But what if you were an obsessive fan of professional football club FC Barcelona? Would you buy a red and blue and gold R11, complete with 18-karat gold plated FC Barcelona logo and FC Barça-themed Android skin?
When the iPhone X eventually arrives in November it will come loaded with a futuristic camera module that, if all goes right, should let you securely open your phone with little more than a glance. The promise is enticing -- a perfect blend of convenience and security that's hard to come by in mobile computing devices. After an impressive demo of the tech on Tuesday, we're left with a glaring question: If it works as intended, then what happens to Touch ID?
It's that time of year again, folks, but this time shit's a little more complicated. Apple turned heads at the annual iPhone lovefest by introducing not just one, not two, but three new iPhones -- one of which is a pricey monster we'll address in a future post. If you're thinking about placing an order for an iPhone 8 on September 15th (12am PT/3am ET), however, we've got some tips.
Now that Apple has officially announced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it's Google's turn to try to wow the world with what it thinks is the future of smartphones. And even though last year's Pixel was a success in many ways, there are still a number of improvements I'd like to see on the Pixel 2 (or whatever Google calls it) when it's expected to be announced on October 4.
A few days after Vodafone's early announcement, Virgin Mobile has now locked in its plan pricing for the new iPhones. All of them. Here's your comprehensive list of Virgin's pricing for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.