How to bring back the home button on your iPhone X

Apple made a number of compromises in its first effort to make an “all-screen” phone, but chief among those was the decision to ditch the home button with its integrated Touch ID finger scanner, and replace it with a Face ID biometric solution, achieved by the TrueDepth camera kit that warranted a “notch” cutout at the top of the iPhone X display.
As a result, those coming from a legacy iPhone hit both a muscle memory wall, and aspect ratio compatibility issues. Don’t cry and suffer, though, as there is a way to go home sweet home, even on …


Microsoft to bring new Office improvements to iOS users in November

Microsoft continues to improve its Office bundle with new features that brought to users all over the world on a monthly basis. The next update detailed by Microsoft is aimed at iOS users and is expected to arrive by the end of November.

However, Office Insiders can already access the updated versions of Office apps. Microsoft plans to add a brand new feature called “digital ink,” which will be available for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone.

Digital ink is especially useful when used with digital pencil, as users will be able to sketch their …

Bring your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to T-Mobile and get back 34% to 50% of your purchase price


Even though Verizon is the only major U.S. carrier offering the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL, T-Mobile is offering a deal that will result in a 34% to 50% refund on the purchase of a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Here is how it works. Take the 64GB Pixel 2 that you’ve purchased from Verizon, Google, Best Buy or another other retailer. Port over a number or activate a new line of service. Sign up for T-Mobile One, and pass along the proof of purchase information using T-Mobile’s online validation site. The $325 will be sent to you in the form of a prepaid MasterCard. Existing T-Mobile customers …

Next HTC Sense Home update to bring new Pixel Launcher style app drawer

Although HTC doesn’t own a smartphone business any longer, the Taiwanese company will still launch another flagship by the end of the year. Google acquired HTC’s workforce, which includes almost 2,000 engineers, earlier this week, in an attempt to turn its Pixel phones into a much more competitive lineup.

Regardless of that, HTC will continue to support its newest smartphones with updates whenever needed. In fact, a new report claims the Taiwanese company plans to release a new Sense Home update, which will include some major changes.

One of the many improvements included, the app …

watchOS 4.1 to bring cellular music and radio streaming support to Apple Watch Series 3

Apple has started seeding watchOS 4.1 beta, a new update that brings quite a lot of improvements to the newly announced Apple Watch Series 3. One of the features that Apple promised to bring to the smartwatch in October at the earliest, cellular music streaming is included in the new beta build.

The official changelog mentions that with the new version of watchOS, users will be able to stream any song from Apple Music or the iCloud Music Library.

Aside from cellular music streaming, watchOS 4.1 beta adds a new Radio app that gives users access to Beats 1 …

HMD working to bring one more smartphone on the market alongside Nokia 2

It looks like the Nokia 2 might not be the only smartphone HMD plans to launch in the coming months. Press renders of what appears to be HMD’s cheapest Android smartphone leaked online last week, but we still don’t know when exactly the Nokia 2 will be officially unveiled.

Two unknown Nokia smartphones have been recently certified in China, which go by the codenames TA-1041 and TA-1042. Both devices listed at the Chinese regulatory commission have quick charge, something that only the Nokia 8 features.

The presence of quick charge support suggests that these …

Nike's new NBA jerseys for fans come with NFC tags that bring premium content to your phone

Yesterday, Nike introduced its new line of “NBA Connected” jerseys for NBA teams and players. Versions of the uniforms that fans can buy, come with an NFC tag that will “unlock” premium content for fans.  The tags work in conjunction with the NikeConnect app to bring to your smartphone pre-game arrival video, game highlights, and music playlists from NBA stars. A certain player’s replica jersey could be outfitted with a tag that will provide boosts to that same player’s NBA 2K18 capabilities.

The jerseys containing the embedded NFC tags will not be cheap. The $110 “Swingman” …

Next version of Nova Launcher to bring adaptive icons support

A brand new version of Nova Launcher was released earlier this week, which brought quite a few important changes that Android users can take advantage of. But there’s a new version of the launcher that’s being in the works now that will add a couple of other major improvements.

Released as beta, Nova Launcher v5.5 brings support for adaptive icons into the mix. The new feature is fully compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, but some icons will require at least Android Nougat.

If you plan to install the beta version of Nova Launcher 5.5, then you should know …

Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan

You didn’t think Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn’t yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.

Apparently, Andy Rubin’s company negotiated the release of the Essential Phone in the UK with local carriers. Last week, Essential execs held talks with EE and other UK network operators to find a suitable time frame for the launch the …

Gameloft to bring President Donald Trump to Gangstar New Orleans mobile game

Gangstar New Orleans, Gameloft’s mobile take on Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto franchise, is about to get even funnier. The French developer is teasing another update for its open world action-adventure game, which will include President Donald Trump.

Before getting your hopes too high and think that you’ll actually be able to play as Donald Trump, you should know that the new update will bring Gangstar New Orleans players the option to unlock some masks.

There will be no less than five new masks included in the upcoming update, and one of them is Donald Trump’s. …