Apple unveils iPhone X home button add-on with Touch ID and headphone jack

Apple is about to release something that people have been clamoring for ever since the firs wave of iPhone X leaks last year – a physical home button! What’s more, the new home button add-on will also have Touch ID, which is sure to appease those who dislike Apple’s face unlock tech.

Measuring in at 29 mm × 30 mm × 3.9 mm (1.1 in × 1.18 in × 0.1 in), the home button add-on for the iPhone X is about the size of a 4th gen iPod Shuffle (remember those?). However, unlike the Shuffle, it’s not built from aluminum, but the glossy, …


DxO One Android camera add-on promises "pro-level" photos for $499

The DxO One camera add-on was originally launched for the iPhone in 2015, with the promise that it would eventually make its way to Android. Back in October of this year, DxO announced that the One will soon be launching for Android through an early access program, and it’s made good on that promise. The 20MP camera add-on is now available for Android phones, starting at the same price as its iPhone counterpart.

The add-on is compatible with almost every Android phone equipped with a USB-C port and promises “professional quality” photos and ample versatility …

Cyber Monday deal: Get the Essential Phone + its 360 camera addon for just $399

It’s Cyber Monday today, meaning last calls for awesome tech deals are in, and one of the most impressive ones enables you to grab the Essential Phone bundled with its 360-degree camera addon on the cheap.
You can get both of these for the ultra-low price of $399, which could easily be the lowest we’ve seen thus far. The bundle easily saves you some $221.98 as you’d have to pay over $620 to get those two separately. 
The deal will be going cold in the early hours of November 28, so have that in mind if you’re really willing …

The Essential Phone is getting a headphone jack by way of a magnetic add-on

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone continues the trend of abandonment 3.5mm headphone jack, as it is apparently not an essential feature anymore. But puns aside, the jack is actually coming to the bezel-less phone in the form of a modular add-on! How exciting is that?

Okay, it won’t actually be the jack by itself in some sort of a tiny, magnetic clip-on, it will instead be a part of a larger, dedicated hi-fi module for the phone, which could be a neat addition for audiophiles.
“We are working literally around the clock around …

Android Oreo gains support for custom themes via Andromeda add-on for Substratum, no root needed

A while ago, we reported that custom themes may be coming to Android 8.0 Oreo without the need for rooting your device. We are happy to report back that this seems to be the case, although the ability to do so is not quite “native”, in that it requires a third-party app and a PC connection.

Last month, the folks over at XDA discovered, while tinkering with preview builds of Oreo, that the new version of Android has support for Sony’s Runtime Resource Overlay (RRO) theme engine baked-in. This spurned the developers behind the popular custom theming …

First 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' add-on is huge, brings back Tingle

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Nintendo promised two downloadable content packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild post-release. Now we know what the first of them will bring.

We also know when it’s coming, roughly: this summer.

The DLC is called The Master Trials, and it’s massive. The centerpiece is something committed Zelda fans already knew about. Trials of the Sword — previously called the “Cave of Trials Challenge” — is a combat gauntlet with a twist: you start with nothing.

All your weapons and armor are stripped away in Trials of the Sword, leaving you to improvise as some formation of enemies moves in to attack. There are “around 45” rooms included in Trials of the Sword; complete them all and your Master Sword will never lose power again. Read more…

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