Analyst cuts his forecast of 2017 Apple iPhone X production by 10%

According to a tech executive who is “in the know” when it comes to the production of the Apple iPhone X, the complex 3D sensors used on Face ID are still causing a major problem in the manufacturing of the device. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple’s yield for the iPhone X was 10%. To put that in perspective, it means that 90% of the units rolling off of the assembly line are failing to meet Apple’s standards. 

The anonymous tech executive says that the dot projector, part of the TrueDepth Camera system, is responsible for the production delays. This is seconded …


Best remote control apps for Android (2017)

A few years ago, it seemed as though smartphones with IR blasters were the way to go. In an ever increasingly smarter and interconnected world, it would only make sense for us to be able to control pretty much everything from the pocket computers that we carry on us everywhere. Alas, most smartphone manufacturers would beg to differ (*cough* Samsung *cough*), and thus we see less and less devices out there, properly equipped with the hardware needed to control the devices in your house. …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified? (poll results)

We asked you last week whether you’d rather make do without fragile glass rears, a bit of extra storage, or cropp-y 2:1 displays, if you could shave a hundred off the average retail prices of high-end phones this year, and the result was overwhelmingly yes. 
There has never been a year-on-year increase in flagship pricing as large as there was in 2017, and evidently most of you are at the opinion that phone makers are pushing the wrong buttons when it comes to meaningful upgrades that would justify the new normal $700+ price for a high-ender.
Retail …

The current best dating apps for iPhone and Android (2017 edition)

So you’ve decided that you no longer want to spend the nights alone and you are back in the dating game.
Good! We have some dating apps for iPhone and Android to help you find that special someone.

Different apps will help you fulfill different dating goals

So get them phones ready, take a deep breath and let’s start shining up that profile picture and bio. It’s time to get to work.
Also, here are a few tips and tricks on…

How to actually succeed …

Best Android launchers of 2017

Ah, the joy of Android home screen replacements. Launchers. Custom icon packs. Custom themes. Countless settings to fiddle with and fine-tune. Endless possibilities for customization.

Custom launchers are among the crown jewels of Android, tools that cover one of the most basic, yet important, rights of every Android user – the ability to decorate and tinker with their phone however they see fit. In the early days, people were easily impressed by the myriads of visual bells and whistles that GO launcher, SPB shell 3D and the likes had to offer, but as …

Apple iPhone 7 tops the list as the most purchased phone globally in the first half of 2017

According to IHS Markit, the Apple iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally during the first half of 2017. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was next followed by the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus. The latter is a low-priced entry level model sporting a 5-inch screen carrying a 540 x 960 resolution. 2015’s Apple iPhone 6s was in fourth place with the Samsung Galaxy S8 taking fifth place. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ wound up in sixth place.

Even though the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus snagged the top two spots, the number of units shipped was lower compared to the shipping figures tallied by the …

Best Android phones (October 2017): price comparison

The best Android phones for the second half of 2017 are already out and it’s time to take a look at how they compare in terms of prices.
But before we look at each phone in detail, let’s make one thing clear: phone prices have gone up by a huge margin in the last year and it’s hard to understand exactly why.
From the “$400 flagship” concept that was popular just year, this year, the best phones out there cost more than $900.
The phones we have picked below all have one thing in common: they …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified?

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US – Apple, Samsung and LG – have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone was introduced to our unsuspecting wallets, as you can grasp from the last chart above. That one was $500 at launch, and now the iPhone 8 starts off at $700, and you are left with a dollar. The first Samsung Galaxy was also priced $500, while spring season’s Galaxy S8 blasted off at the shameful $750. 
2017 phones got bezel-less, 18:9 HDR displays became a …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (October, 2017)

Another month rolled out, and what a month it was! September is behind our backs and so are the announcements of the new iPhones, the LG V30, the Galaxy Note 8, and other cool and nifty gadgets. But let’s not forget that it’s also a full 30 days of brand new apps coming out on the App Store and Play Store every single day. Of course, it’s time to dive in and check out some cool new software for our shiny smartphones!

So, we’ve got a bunch of new AR apps, using Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore, Enlight’s new video-editing app, an awesome accent-corrector for those …

New report claims HTC U11 Plus will be launched in Q4 2017

Even though Google recently announced that it has decided to acquire HTC’s mobile division, taking over around 2,000 of its engineers, the Taiwanese company didn’t actually sell its smartphone brand to the search giant.

Rumor has it, HTC plans to launch one more flagship smartphone by the end of this year, the so-called HTC U11 Plus. A previous rumor suggested the flagship could be unveiled as early as November, but now we have more info that comes in line with that report.

Industry sources claim the new smartphone will be an upgraded variant of the current …