You can finally save and listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch via the Overcast app

While some people prefer to use smartwatches as nothing more than a simple gadget to view and interact with notifications on, there are others that much rather take full advantage of their wrist-mounted computer and use it to its full potential. The Apple Watch is still one of the most feature-rich wearables around, and if you’re someone who tries to do as many things on your watch as possible as opposed to on your smartphone, you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest update to the Overcast app is bringing support for downloading and listening to podcasts on the Apple Watch.

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Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 is Cricket's new cheap Android Nougat phone

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ aren’t the only new Samsung smartphones released in the US today. If the S8 series is too expensive for you, Cricket Wireless has another handset that you may want to check out: the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2.

Obviously succeeding the original Galaxy Amp Prime from 2016, the Amp Prime 2 seems to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched by Sprint and its prepay brands earlier this year). Fortunately, unlike the J3 Emerge, the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 runs Android 7 Nougat, not Android 6 Marshmallow, out of the box.

Sporting a 5-inch 720p display, the Samsung …

Will the Apple iPhone 8 have this one thing in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8?

The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition. That was followed by another leak of iPhone 8 schematics, this time covering the rear of the phone. With a vertically placed dual camera setup on back, and a rear-facing Touch ID button, the design is said to be one of several that Apple is considering for the anniversary edition of the handset.

Today, a photograph discovered on Chinese micro-blogging site …

Leaked press render of the Moto Z2 Play shows a very incremental update

Although a drastic departure from the previous Moto X flagship series, Motorola and Lenovo’s Moto Z lineup offered some of the most interesting smartphones of 2016. Although not entirely modular like the now-deceased Project Ara, the Moto Z lineup’s ability to swap battery packs, speakers, projectors, and more on the back of the phones still remains incredibly futuristic and sleek.

Of all the Moto Z smartphones that were released last year, the most affordable was that of the Moto Z Play. The Z Play aimed to offer access into Motorola’s Moto Mod ecosystem for a low price, and …

HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors

At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC’s plans, the actual name of the manufacturer’s next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That’s right, make way for the HTC U 11. The device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.

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AnTuTu says that these were the most highly rated Android and iOS phones in China last month

According to benchmark site AnTuTu, the OnePlus 3 and the Apple iPhone SE were the most highly rated Android and iOS powered handsets in China during the month of March. The results were based on the “applause rating” computed for Android and iOS models by AnTuTu during the month. The applause rating is calculated by dividing the number of  five-star reviews into the total number of reviews.

AnTuTu says that the OnePlus 3 scored an applause rating of 95.66% in March. That means that for every 100 user ratings the device received on the AnTuTu site last month, more than 95 of them were …

This is why your Galaxy S8 display may be tinting red, software update to the rescue

Some of the units in the first batch of Galaxy S8 phones shipped over at the home turf in Korea, have shown red tint on their display. It’s pretty unusual for AMOLED screens, which are with cold and saturated colors by default, and turn blueish at the slightest tilt of the phone even in the Basic display mode that closely follows the standard sRGB color gamut, so users have noticed the discrepancy immediately.

Granted, all screens differ slightly from factory to factory, and batch to batch, especially OLED displays, where laying millions of light-emitting dots …

HTC U rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. And this isn’t just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining – these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we’ve been seeing recently.
But nevermind that, let’s take a look into …

Check out these new Galaxy S8 promo videos: whales, spacewalk and candle light

The tall and narrow chassis, the curved display, the unorthodox placement of the finger scanner, the added Bixby button, the amazing screen-to-body ratio – it’s all here now, as today is the day when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially launch in the US. As if to celebrate the occasion, Samsung has prepped three brand new promo videos, which will probably be hitting the airwaves for weeks, so be one of the first to check them out above, and tells us what you think. Needless to say, they are all part of the “Unbox your phone” campaign that strives to emphasizes the big beautiful …

Galaxy S8+ April security update released in Europe, facial recognition feature gets an upgrade

Samsung is in the process of rolling out its first Galaxy S8+ update in Europe. The new OTA includes Google’s April monthly security update, which consists of fixes for 49 CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) found on Android and a patch for 16 issues which are specific to Samsung’s Galaxy devices. 
SamMobile obtained the entire changelog in Dutch, and the translated information suggests that the new update also brings improvements to the algorithms of the facial recognition feature on the S8+.  
As …