Apple iPhone 8 might end up looking like this mockup

We’ve all heard about the rumored specs for the Apple iPhone 8, such as the curved edge-to-edge AMOLED screen that practically covers the entire front of the phone. Touch ID is either embedded in the display, or replaced by a face detection system using a “revolutionary” front-facing camera to unlock the phone and to provide verification. The size of the OLED screen is said to be 5.8-inches, although some of that is earmarked for the embedded home button. The active display will be approximately 5.1 to 5.15-inches.

Earlier today, we told you about a report out of Japan that said there will …


Two Asus ZenFone 3 models are getting Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Asus has already started to push Android 7.0 Nougat to one of its high-end smartphones, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, but its mid-range devices didn’t get too much attention until now.

At least two mid-range ZenFone 3 smartphones are now eligible for Nougat updates, specifically the ZE520KL and ZE552KL variants. The Taiwanese company confirmed the unlocked versions of these two handsets would be getting Android 7.0 Nougat updates starting today.

The updates are pushed OTA, and the rollout should be completed in about one week. Those who own either of the two ZenFone …

Facebook's Gear VR app allows you to view 360-degree photos and videos

Although some may still consider it to be a niche product, virtual reality is steadily becoming more available and popular. While Oculus VR and the HTC Vive still remain inaccessible to most people due to their demanding PC specification requirements, platforms such as PlayStation VR, Gear VR, and Google Daydream/Cardboard help make quality virtual reality experiences available to the masses.

Gear VR is one of the oldest and most fleshed out mobile virtual reality platforms that currently exists, and today Facebook revealed that it would be brining new software over to the headset …

Plex for Android updated with app shortcuts and a bucketload of fixes

The newest update for one of the popular media organizers for mobile devices, Plex, adds a couple of new features and addresses lots of issues. Developer Plex announced the update is pushed in stages, so some of these new features may take a day or two before they become available on Android devices.

If you’re using Plex for Android, you’ll be pleased to know the application now features support for “Original” quality when syncing music. Also, the developers have added the option to disable discovery feature of AirPlay players on the network.

As the title says, those who own Android …

Video shows off the rear camera on the BlackBerry Aurora

As many of you know, the BlackBerry KEYone is not the only new BlackBerry that is going to be released in the near future. As we told you earlier today, the BlackBerry Aurora is expected to be introduced on March 9th, and is the result of a partnership between BlackBerry and Indonesia’s Merah Putih. In fact, the phone’s distribution will be limited to that country. The handset is available to be pre-ordered, priced at the equivalent of $262 USD; those who pre-order the unit will receive a free JBL Go speaker and a free flip case from participating retailers.

A video for the Aurora …

You'll soon be able to stream The Flinstones, Loony Toons, and more for $5/month with Boomerang

At this day in 2017, video streaming services are a dime a dozen. You’ve got Netflix and Hulu for all of your favorite movies and TV shows, HBO Now to catch up on 

Westworld, PlayStation Vue when you want to watch live television, and countless others. You might have thought that there couldn’t possibly be room for yet another competitor to enter the market, but you’d be wrong.
Boomerang, the Time Warner channel that shows classic cartoons on cable, satellite, and Internet TV, announced today that it is launching a streaming service by the same name. Just like …

Apple to boost iPhone sales in India by reviving old models

Apple’s ambitious approach for India is as amusing as it is admirable – Cupertino is famous for producing premium phones with premium price tags, yet the company is doing everything in its power to breakthrough in a market where most smartphone purchases are made for $150 or less.

After trying to negotiate tax and trade concessions with the Indian government and strong indications that an iPhone assembly plant is under construction in the southern city of Bangalore, now comes the news that Apple has reintroduced the iPhone 6 in the country. Interestingly, this …

Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, or Tidal: which one do you use?

Music streaming services have really picked up lately. The convenience of being able to listen to absolutely any song no matter where you are is definitely worth the $10-ish per month. Even devout audiophiles can get lossless quality if they pay for a $20 per-month Tidal subscription, and keeping a bunch of mp3s stored on your phone seems to be a thing of the past.

But is it really? We thought we’d ask you, our smartphone-savvy readers, whether you make use of such services. A couple of years ago, 36% of people who voted on a similar poll said they don’t use such …

Instagram takes another move from Snapchat's playbook by adding location-based stickers to Stories

Instagram Stories has proven to be a beast to be reckoned with since it launched about six months ago. Just about a month ago, we reported that the service had accumulated over 150 million daily users since its inception last August. That’s a seriously impressive number, and with its user base continually growing, Instagram has been hard at work to ensure that its Stories service has as many features to play around with as possible.

Today, Instagram unveiled that Geostickers will be making their way to the Stories section of the application. As the name suggests, Geostickers …

Several new features rumored to be part of Android O

A source claiming to have knowledge about Android “O” says that finger gestures could be one of the new features added to the next build of Android, which could be called Oreo. Draw the letter “C” on the screen and you will immediately be shown your contacts list. The whole process is faster than asking Google to open up your contacts list. This wouldn’t be something totally new. The Huawei Mate 9, with Knuckle 2.0, opens the camera if you draw a “C” on the screen using your knuckle.

Another feature that could be part of Android O would allow Android to recognize when a text contains an …