Best smartwatches to expect in 2018

2018 is shaping up as an interesting year for wearables. Google has recently rebranded the faltering Android Wear platform to Wear OS and is reportedly planning to launch three Pixel-branded smartwatches by the end of the year. Between Qualcomm’s releasing of a brand new Snapdragon chipset for wearables and rumors about an upcoming Samsung smartwatch that runs Wear OS, 2018 really looks like a great year for wearables.

So, what are the best smartwatches to look forward to in 2018? There’s at least a handful we know about right now, though many others …


Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) full specs leaked before launch

Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is expected to be announced later today alongside at least one other mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J4 (2018). The former’s specs leaked more than a week ago, but hours before the smartphone’s official reveal, the full specs sheet popped up online.

Most of the specs leaked earlier this month have now been confirmed by a set of images showing the Galaxy J6 (2018)’s technical specifications. For example, we already knew the mid-range handset will be equipped with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.

Also, …

USB-C to Lightning cable price cut to $19 hints at a change inside the 2018 Apple iPhone box

Apple cut the price of its 1m USB-C to Lightning cable by 24% today. The new price of $19 is a $6 savings from the previous cost of the accessory. The cable allows certain iPhone and iPad units to engage in fast charging. Perhaps it was by design that the new $19 price of the cable matches the price of the USB-A to Lightning cord that is packed inside the boxes containing a brand new iPhone or iPad.
That’s because there is talk that with the new 2018 iPhone models, Apple will replace the current cable that is included in the box to a USB-C to Lightning one. This …

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) silently unveiled, runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box

Huawei’s mid-range and entry-level Y series handsets are silently making their way to various markets, and even if they don’t benefit from the glamorous launch event of the P or Mate series, they constitute the bulk of Huawei’s sales.

The Y5 Prime (2018) recently popped up on Huawei’s official website, which suggests the smartphone might go on sale very soon. Specs-wise, the smartphone is nothing to brag about, but as long as the price is right, it shouldn’t matter that much.

First off, the device offers dual-SIM support, but some markets will only get the single-SIM model. On the …

The Most Unique Sleep Trackers of 2018 (so far)

If you haven’t heard by now, sleep is one of the most important things in life. Period. The regulation of which contributes to a seemingly infinite, and therefore extremely wide-ranging list of medical metrics, and impacts on overall health. So, it’s no wonder people and companies alike are searching for newer, more efficient, and accurate ways to not only track their sleep, but improve it by doing so.

Unfortunately, the most popular sleep trackers on the market are those found on general activity trackers and smart watches, which often treat sleep tracking in a …

Budget Galaxy J4 (2018) appears online in new set of press renders

New renders of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy J4 (2018) have appeared, revealing two color variants. Samsung has already confirmed that the new Galaxy J6 (2018) will be making its first official appearance next Monday, May 21. Nevertheless, the company reportedly has plans for more Galaxy J-branded devices such as the new Galaxy J4, which has just leaked out thanks to various press images.

Checking out the photos, Samsung’s upcoming budget offering will stick to a more traditional 5.5-inch, 16:9 AMOLED display panel. This means thicker bezels will be featured around the display, although this …

Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) press renders leaked ahead of official announcement

Samsung is likely to introduce a new mid-range Android smartphone, the Galaxy J6 (2018), very soon. We’ve reported about the device in the past, so many of you have already heard of it, but now we have something new to share about the upcoming Galaxy J series phone.

It appears that Winfuture.de published a set of press renders showing the Galaxy J6 (2018), although the smartphone hasn’t been unveiled yet. The unannounced device will be available in three color versions: Black, Gold, and Orchid Gray. No word on the price yet, but chances are Samsung will put it on …

Possible Nokia 3 (2018) rear panel appears online, updated design shown off

The rear shell of what appears to be an upcoming Nokia device has appeared online. The manufacturer behind Nokia devices, HMD Global, recently confirmed it would be holding an event in Russia on May 29 where it is expected to announce a number of new devices. Currently, it’s unconfirmed which smartphones will be making an official appearance but a newly-leaked rear panel hints at one possible release.

Taking a look at the image, the panel itself appears to be made from a hard plastic, suggesting the device it belongs to sits on the lower-end of the pricing spectrum. Now, at the event, there …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (May, 2018)

Another month has passed, just like that, and with it — another zillion of apps has been introduced to the Android Play Store and iOS App Store. As we do each month, we combed through whatever notable offerings we could get our hands on and picked out some of the best new apps that you should check out, either because they are useful, fun, or just plain interesting to see.

We’ve got a fun educational app that lets you “talk” to various famous people — from Cleopatra, to Einstein, to Donald Trump —, a new AR tool to help photographers plan lighting and model positions, a notch hider for Android, …

Apple set to sell 440 million iPhone units over the course of 2018 and 2019

Apple could be set to sell a total of 440 million iPhone units across 2018 and 2019. Despite many claims that the Silicon Valley-based company is facing a sales drop due to the higher cost of the iPhone X, analyst Gene Munster expects the brand to sustain a high volume of sales over the course of this year and next.

Specifically, the analyst is forecasting iPhone sales of 220 million units in both 2018 and 2019, which also coincides with Wall Street’s estimates. The reason behind this is a new phase of “greater iPhone visibility” which should strengthen future sales despite high price tags …