New Apple Watch Series 4 model to come this fall with new design, 15% bigger screen

Apple is likely to release new Apple Watches – possibly the Series 4 – this fall and they will come with larger displays and a new design, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from research firm KGI Securities.

The new watches will come with a new design, improvements in health monitoring and longer battery life. The analyst also says the watches will have a 15% larger display, but does not clarify whether this means thinner bezels or a bigger body of the watches themselves.
The last vague detail that KGI mentions is that the new timepieces …


Poll results: a good amount love the compact S9, but the bigger S9+ slams it

Samsung’s newest flagship duo is ready for pre-order and they are gorgeous. There are also a few differences between the two phones — the S9+ has a bigger, 6.2-inch screen vs a 5.8 inches on the S9, it has the secondary telephoto camera with Live Focus mode (Portrait Mode), a bigger battery to fill up that room… and a bigger price.

The Galaxy S9, on the other hand, is a conveniently compact handset with its narrow form and is slightly cheaper at $720. Unfortunately, you miss out on a secondary camera here, but you still get the variable aperture and awesome performance of the …

Bigger than you think: Netflix worth over $100 billion

Netflix, the popular video-on-demand online streaming service, has reached another milestone – its market cap is now valued at over $100 billion. Large part in this achievement plays the incredibly successful last quarter of 2017, which saw a gain of over 8,3 million subscribers – 2 million more than the company’s initial predictions.

Why was the last quarter of the year so successful though? What made the subscriber count reach the whopping 117 million across the globe? How did this company reach the $100 billion cap, despite being worth just half of that by the end of 2016? …

The batteries powering the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ might not be bigger, but they should perform better

We’ve already shown you what allegedly is the retail box for the Samsung Galaxy S9, and that certainly gave away plenty of information that Samsung would have preferred to release itself at a later time. One tidbit that wasn’t included on the box was the capacity of the battery that will power Sammy’s 2019 flagship phone. But Brazil’s telecom regulator ANATEL divulged some information that seemingly applies to the cells that will power both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Certificates issued by ANATEL show the agency giving thumbs up to a pair of new batteries that will be used by Samsung. …

Samsung Galaxy S9 rumored to come with bigger battery, here's the alleged capacity

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could arrive with a slightly larger battery than its predecessor, according to a new rumor. The latest speculation comes from Chinese website Weibo, where a user who supposedly is in possession of a test unit shared the following information:
Now, Google Translate isn’t exactly stellar with Chinese to English translations, but from what we can make out, Samsung’s smaller 2018 flagship should pack a 3,200mAh power cell. Compared to the Galaxy S8, that’s an increase of 200mAh. 
The …

Microsoft Launcher update brings support for bigger icon layouts, UI adjustments

Microsoft Launcher shapes up to be a huge success for the Redmond-based company. Even though it’s still in beta, the app has more than 10 million downloads in the Google Play Store.

If you’ve been using the Android launcher, then you’ll be happy to know the developers have just pushed out a new update that brings a host of new features and improvements.

First off, the Android app now supports apps grid layout up to a maximum of 12×12 and move apps/widget half grid. Also, with the last version of Microsoft Launcher, new users will be able to migrate their …

Analyst sees Apple's AR smartglasses becoming bigger than Apple Watch, just as big as the iPad


Earlier this year, we passed along some comments from former analyst Gene Munster, who claimed that Apple iPhone sales will peak in 2019  with Apple’s smartglasses launching the following year. At that point, Munster sees the iPhone getting replaced by the AR powered glasses as the biggest selling product in Apple’s lineup. Another analyst, Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi, wrote a note to clients stating that as much as Tim Cook loves AR, it won’t impact Apple’s bottom line until the company produces a pair of smartglasses.

Like Munster before him, Sacconaghi expects Apple Glasses (as …

Samsung teases the Note 8 event with a “Do bigger things” video

It’s been almost a month since Samsung sent out an invitation for its Unpacked event to be held on the 23rd of August. The image back then depicted a Galaxy Note 8 silhouette with an S Pen pointing towards it. Pretty obvious who the star of the event is going to be, right?

Now, Sammy has posted a video on its YouTube channel, basically teasing the Note 8 further. The clip basically throws a number of inspirational words like “leap”, “innovate”, and “bigger” at us, then finishes up with the same silhouette from the invitation. The supplied text reminds us of the …

Galaxy S9's Exynos version tipped to use 'stacked' motherboard for a bigger battery

We’ve been hearing about “stacked” motherboards destined for iPhones for a while, and Apple is now rumored to use one in the upcoming iPhone 8, so as to free space for a larger, L-shaped battery supplied by LG. In a nutshell, those advanced SLP (Substrate Like PCB) circuit boards would stack or package the chips tighter together, making their footprint much smaller, and leaving space for other things inside a phone, like, ahem, larger batteries. That’s exactly what Samsung may be doing with the Galaxy S9, tips Korean media today, referring to “industry sources”. 

Allegedly, …

iPhone 8 could be bigger than what leaks are suggesting

We’ve all seen the renders and blueprints, we’ve all heard the rumors. The iPhone 8 has been leaked to death at this point, but despite that we recently got yet another curious leak regarding the new iPhone, and it came from none other than Apple itself.

After the company accidentally pushed an early firmware for its upcoming HomePod smart speaker, swarms of developers and enthusiasts took it upon themselves to scour every line of code in the firmware for interesting info and/or clues about upcoming products.

What we got was (seemingly) a confirmation on …