Best smartwatches (Spring 2017)

2016 is the year when we were supposed to have jetpacks and flying cars. Instead, we got smartwatches, the supposed new category, a beginning of a new niche that has started to form.

Instead of jetpacks and flying cars, in 2017, we get smartwatches and VRSome devices, however, do stand out in the crowds. The elephant in the room is, of course, the Apple Watch. The smartwatch has seen a lukewarm reception and it is only compatible with the iPhone, but with a rich app ecosystem, an appealing design and accurate fitness monitoring and pulse meter it is one of the best out there. …

Motorola's Moto X (2017) might have just shown us its curves in live pictures

A couple of photos showing the alleged Moto X (2017) have just surfaced online. It’s possible that Motorola is already working on such a device, but judging by what’s revealed in the leaked pictures it will be foolish to think that the Moto X (2017) is a high-end smartphone.

Two of the pictures leaked directly from China give us an idea of what the phone will look like since they show the front and back sides of the Moto X (2017). The third image is meant to confirm some of the phone’s hardware, which fits perfectly to that of a mid-range handset.

First off, it looks like the handset …

Best new Android and iPhone games (late March 2017)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.

A game where you scream at your phone to play and a few more sensible ideasThe new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, …

Samsung has quietly slashed prices on two of the best affordable phones around: the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017)

The new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series are impressive: the phones feature a design that looks and feels almost exactly as fine as the glass and metal one on the flagship S7 family, they sport truly impressive battery life, feature an impressive water-protection rating and run on the latest Samsung Grace user interface.
And now, less than a couple of months after their official launch, Samsung has slashed the prices on both the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) and smaller, 4.7-inch A3 (2017).

The new price adds to the value of …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) leaked specs include Exynos 7870 CPU, Android 7.0 Nougat

Two Galaxy J smartphones are about to make their debut in the United States very soon, the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), but we’ve just learned that a third might be coming, too.

We first got wind of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) back in February, when the smartphone was spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance with model number SM-J530FM/DS. The only information about the phone was the fact that it was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow at that time.

Today, the phone appeared again, but this time we’ve been blessed with slightly more information about its specs. A new Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) stops at the FCC before going official at AT&T

The Galaxy J7 (2017) is one of the many smartphones that haven’t been confirmed by Samsung yet, but it’s likely to make its debut on the market in the next couple of weeks.

Samsung is expected to launch the mid-range smartphone in the United States where multiple carriers will pick it up. We’ve previously learned the Galaxy J7 (2017) will be made available at Verizon as Galaxy J7 V.

However, TracFone will release it as Galaxy J7 Sky Pro, while Sprint, Virgin and Boost Mobile will offer the smartphone as Galaxy J7 Perx. Although we know AT&T will launch the Galaxy J7 (2017) as …

A non-trivial list of the 100+ must-have Android apps in 2017

Android is the world’s most popular operating system by a long shot and it has a gigantic ecosystem of apps with more than 2 million applications on the Google Play Store, but having so much choice often means that it’s hard to find the essential apps, the ones that truly enrich your experience in a meaningful way.

That’s what this selection of essential Android apps aims to do: help you discover the very best of the platform without the tiresome trial-and-error.

Time and time again, we keep on coming back to these appsThis is not a conclusive list, but we’ve …

Best dual SIM phones (2017)

If you are in search of the best dual SIM phones currently available in the US, we think we can help you. In this article, we have a selection of notable handsets that offer dual SIM capabilities and other nice features – from expensive to cheap models, so you’ll probably find what you need, no matter the budget. 

Even if you don’t normally have two phone numbers, owning a dual SIM smartphone can be useful in some scenarios, including when traveling aboard: you won’t be needing a second handset in case you want to use a local prepaid card …

The affordable LG K8 2017 could arrive at Verizon soon

One of the cheapest Nougat-powered smartphones, the LG K8 2017 made its debut in the United States early this year at T-Mobile, but under a different name (LG Aristo). Last week, another US-based carrier, U.S. Cellular announced it would offer the LG K8 2017.

It appears that the LG K8 2017 will soon make its debut at Verizon as well. The smartphone has been recently spotted at the official Bluetooth SIG member website where it’s been granted the needed certification.

The phone was listed at Bluetooth SIG with its model number, LG-VS501, a clear indication …

32GB Apple iPhone 6 (2017) to launch in Europe next week wearing Space Gray

Last week, we told you that Taiwan Mobile had launched the 32GB Gold Apple iPhone 6, which has been dubbed the iPhone 6 (2017). Since the original Apple iPhone 6 was released with 16GB/64GB/128GB of storage, Apple filled in the gap by offering a model with 32GB of storage, and is issuing the phone as a limited edition. The device isn’t being offered by Apple, nor is it available at the Apple Store or online.

Taiwan Mobile is offering the iPhone 6 (2017) in Gold only, for the equivalent of $435 USD; iOS 10 is pre-installed, compared to iOS 8 which came out of the box with the original model. …