The AI-edition LG V30s gets detailed: 256GB storage, 'LG Lens,' price and release

Well, well, well, it seems that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 won’t be the only one stealing the show at the MWC expo two weeks from now, as we initially thought. An LG V30s is in store, too, and today Korean media is abuzz with scoops on what upgrades will LG offer to us mere mortal users, to make its 2017 flagship fill the void until the G7 lands on shelves.

For starters, the name V30s should tip you that this is an upgraded version of the V30 that launched on US carriers back in September. What are the enhancements? How about 256 GB storage to begin with? That’s right, the V30 has 64 …

New features of Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 detailed in infographic

Android 8 Oreo has been out for quite some time now, but it still hasn’t graced the vast majority of phones running on Google’s OS. Samsung, the biggest player on the Android market, has taken its sweet time with the update, largely due to the fact that it likes to embellish and enhance the software with its own custom overlay called the “Samsung Experience” (previously known as TouchWiz).

Fortunately, we’re not too far off from seeing the first Samsung phones to be officially powered by Android 8. After several months of public beta tests, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are very close …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ cameras and hardware get detailed ahead of unveiling

Even though we’re more than a month away from the official unveiling of Samsung’s flagships, information about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ continue to emerge and raise the hype. The latest report related to the phone comes from South Korea and contains in-depth details about the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s cameras.

As some of you probably know by now, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have a very different camera configuration. For example, Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), while the Galaxy S9+ is said to come with a dual-camera setup (12MP+12MP). …

Keeping the user informed: Apple to update iOS with detailed battery stats and diagnostics

Apple’s latest #gate scandal has definitely ticked people off, and rightfully so. After a collection of users and an independent developer of a benchmarking app did a series of testing and experiments, it became apparent that older iPhones are slowed down intentionally. Only then did Apple come out and confirm that the company does it, but said there’s a good reason for it — the performance throttling occurred when an iPhone’s battery was old and unable to hold as much charge as it should. Slowing down the phone ensured a stable operation with no random shutdowns, reboots, or battery percentage …

Apple publishes detailed explanation of what happens when an old iPhone is slowed down

Apple slows down old iPhones with aging batteries to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down and it’s been doing so for a year now.
You have probably already read all about it, but now the company has posted a detailed explainer page that tells exactly what is happening to your device when it is being throttled. While some features are slower, other – essential ones – are not affected at all.
Below you will find two lists: one shows all the things that are slowed down or in any way affected by the slow down. The second …

Apple Watch GymKit allows you to get accurate and detailed workout data, now live at a New York gym

Apple has now made it super easy to get accurate and detailed stats from your gym workouts on treadmills and ellipticals using only the Apple Watch. The feature comes as part of the Apple Watch’s GymKit and has so far been rolled out only in a few gyms in Australia and London, but now it has made its debut at the Life Time Athletic at Sky gym located at 605 West 42nd Street in New York.
A wider roll-out is expected in 2018 at other premium gyms such as the Equinox chain from New York.
GymKit came as a new Apple Watch …

Pokemon GO real-life events around the world get detailed

Developer Niantic promised last month to offer Pokemon GO fans more details about the upcoming real-life events that will involve all aspects of the mobile game. Today, new information about the Pokemon GO events taking place around the world over the next few months has just been revealed.

Festivities will kick off on July 22 in Chicago, as Niantic announced Pokemon GO Fest would take place in Grant Park. Apparently, there will be three Challenge Windows during the day, in which Trainers everywhere will team up with those in Chicago to unlock global rewards.

Trainers …

New type of magnetic controller for VR headsets detailed in Samsung patent application

Samsung is already a major player in the developing mobile VR space, as the tech giant has sold more than 5 million units of its Gear VR headsets. The popularity of the gadget can be attributed to the fact that it’s relatively affordable and Samsung’s love for bundling it alongside its flagship smartphones. 
Although a solid product, the Gear VR currently lacks positional tracking and its controller is nowhere as advanced as some of its popular competitors such as the HTC Vive, PSVR, and Occulus Rift. 
It …

Apple iOS 11 wish-list: system wide drag-and-drop, finder and more in this detailed concept

Apple’s iOS 9 truly redefined the tablet experience: it was a ground-breaking change that introduced split-screen multitasking and a ton of other functionality that paved the way towards the iPad as a computer that can do everything.
Unfortunately, since then, Apple has not really done much in terms of radical improvements in iOS, at least when it comes to the tablet side of things.
And now, just a few weeks before WWDC 2017, where Apple is expected to lift the cover off its new iOS 11, we are seeing MacStories’ Federico …

Here are the crazy detailed battery checks Samsung enforced to make sure the Galaxy S8 does not catch fire

The recalled Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery was probably the biggest disaster for Samsung throughout its whole history of making phones. It seems to have also been the biggest lesson it learned from.
To make sure that exploding batteries and recalls never happen again in Samsung phones, the company has enforced some of the most rigorous battery testing in the industry and it has now published an impressive video showing all the things the company does to ensure its phones do not overheat and that batteries do not explode. Samsung …