How to get Pixel 2's portrait mode on the original Pixel, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X

Camera NX is a Google Camera mod that has previously brought neat Pixel 2 features, including HDR+ and zero shutter lag, to older Pixel and Nexus devices, and even some non-Google phones. However, one of the best new camera features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL—or at least on of the trendiest—has yet to make its way to other phones, by official means anyway. Yes, we’re talking about portrait mode, and we’re happy to report that this changes with the latest version of Camera NX!
Camera NX V7.3, released a couple of days ago, brings Portrait mode to the original …


Words with Friends 2 is breaking the Pixel 2's song recognition feature


You have to feel for those poor Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users. It almost sounds as though the world is stacked against them. Between various issues with the screens and multiple problems reported about the speakers, even the two-year warranty that Google gave phone owners isn’t going to make them feel better about the whole affair. And nearly every day, it feels as though there is a new problem to report.

The latest issue has to do with the Pixel 2’s “Now Playing” music recognition feature. Like Shazam, the app that Apple spent a reported $400 million to acquire, “Now Playing” will give …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2's leaked specs suggest it's not an entry-level tablet

Samsung has one more ace under its sleeve for those looking to buy a decent Android tablet for outdoor use. That ace is called Galaxy Tab Active 2, a rugged tablet that we’ve learned about for the first time back in June. However, it was only last week that we’ve been able to dig a few details about the slate and find out that it will soon be introduced.

Since information about its specs was scarce, we’re happy to report that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 made it to GFXBench, the app that stores benchmark results for old, new and unreleased smartphones and tablet.

According to the listing, …

Photo of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2's rear panel allegedly leaks out

We’ve known for quite some time that Xiaomi’s planning on releasing a successor to its much-lauded Mi MIX handset from late last year. But apart from an official 3D concept video, we haven’t seen pretty much any news regarding the Mi MIX 2.

Today this might change, however, as an alleged photo of the device’s rear shell has just surfaced online — and it’s in a tasty white color to boot. The photo shows a pretty similar back panel to the one in the original Mi MIX, with the most major differences being that the panel is now made up of only one piece …

Benchmark site doesn't show the LG X Power 2's massive battery power

With an expected 4500mAh battery on board and a 720 x 1280 resolution screen, the LG X Power 2 is going to offer outstanding battery life. The phone was just benchmarked on the GFXBench site which revealed the size and resolution of the screen, along with other specs such as the MediaTek MT6750 chipset that is under the hood. This includes an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The MT6750 will give you mediocre performance, but it does provide good battery life which is the goal of this handset.

The LG X Power 2 is equipped with 2GB of RAM, which is on the bottom of the RAM totem …