Video from HTC previews some new Edge Sense features

A video released today by HTC reveals some upcoming new capabilities for the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11. By squeezing both sides of the flagship handset, you can have the phone respond in certain ways. Certain apps can be opened, and photos taken. Based on the new features seen on the video, activating Edge Sense will allow you to zoom in on Google Maps. A similar function will be available for Google Photos. Squeeze in to zoom in on a picture, and squeeze again to return it to the original size.

The new Edge Sense features even extend to the HTC Calendar. While the latter …


Facebook's latest new features are designed to stop scammers from stealing your profile photos

This may not be a problem most people think about, but as it turns out, social media photo theft is a major issue. Whether for the purpose of creating fake profiles or using them for sketchy web advertising, your photos could easily turn up somewhere online without your knowledge or consent. To this effect, Facebook’s latest feature test, right now limited to India only, is designed to stop people from misusing profile photos.

The way this works is far from simple, though: the profile picture guard is actually comprised of five separate layers of protection. …

OxygenOS on OnePlus 5: here are all the new features and improvements

OnePlus’ custom software, OxygenOS, has gotten a few welcome improvements with the OnePlus 5. It’s a light skin that resembles stock Android and we have praised earlier versions for adding meaningful features and welcome details like the option to select whether the back key should be on the right or left.
OnePlus is taking it to the next level with the OnePlus 5, and we take a first look at the software that brings the killer combination of a Snapdragon 835 system chip and 8 gigs of RAM come to life.
First of all, …

Pokemon GO raids and new gym features are now rolling out

Niantic confirmed some time ago that it will be disabling gyms in the near future, in order to introduce new gym mechanics and gameplay features. And, as you might have seen, gyms are no longer functioning, as of Monday. When Niantic disabled the gyms, it also released a detailed description of what its additions to the AR game will be.

Starting soon, new gym mechanics will be in place. The prestige system will be completely removed, and all gyms will always have six Pokemon slots in them. The catch is that there can be no duplicate Pokemon in one gym. If there …

LG announces G6+ with 128 GB storage, new colors and features for the G6

In the beginning of the month, а Korean media reported that two new versions of the LG G6 dubbed LG G6 Plus and LG G6 Pro were expected to debut on June 27, and today LG has just announced the first one – the LG G6+.

The LG G6+ differs from the original flagship model with its 128 GB of internal flash storage, and with a wireless charging feature (“in some countries”), which was previously available only in the US version of the smartphone, equipped with 64 GB storage. The new LG G6+ also comes with high quality earphones from B&O PLAY. 
The …

CEO of iPhone assembler Wistron spills the beans about new features for the 2017 models

The CEO of contract manufacturer Wistron, which will be sharing assembly duties of the Apple iPhone 7s Plus this year with Foxconn, made comments today pertaining to some of the features on the 2017 variants of Apple’s iconic smartphone. With 2017 representing the tenth anniversary year of the iPhone, Apple is set to launch three different models. Besides the aforementioned iPhone 7s Plus, there will be the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7s, and the premium Anniversary model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8.

Wistron CEO Robert Hwang spoke with reporters following the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting, …

Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, iPhone 8 rumor round-up: design, specs, features, price, release date

In 2017, we are expecting Apple to announce its next batch of iPhones. If logic is anything to go by, and it usually is, these will most probably be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Even if that’s not what Apple ends up calling these, it’s certain that the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhones are going to get succeeded by excellent devices.  
We should not forget that 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone lineup and Apple’s been wildly rumored to have something quite exciting in the pipeline. 
What is that exciting …

Huawei Fit gets ready for summer with new swimming features


Is there a season of the year wearable manufacturers look forward to more than summer? After all, with products designed to follow you around on all your adventures, keeping you in touch with the world while they simultaneously record fitness stats for any activity you’re engaged in, this is prime season for smart wearables to show us everything they can do. While you may use yours to track your heart rate, measure distance jogged, or help you follow your route on a bike ride, today we’re talking about getting wet, as Huawei announces new tracking features for the Huawei Fit that are all focused …

Samsung Internet Browser major update adds CloseBy, QR Reader new features

It’s been less than a week since Samsung launched its proprietary Android browser in the Google Play, and it looks like the company has just outed a major update that adds a couple of new features that didn’t make it in the initial release.

Samsung Internet Browser 5.4 offers a lot of additional features and extensions that are meant to provide users intuitive ways to get more out of their mobile internet experience.

The new CloseBy extension is an IoT-to-browser app that offers users more information about their surroundings. The new feature is now part …

The Essential Phone features an LED notification light

Announced last week as one of this year’s most interesting high-end Android handsets, the Essential Phone should be released soon in the US (likely before the end of June).

While we know pretty much everything about the Essential Phone’s specs, one thing that hasn’t been made evident from the beginning was whether or not the handset would have an LED notification light. Fortunately (and despite the thin bezels surrounding its screen), the Essential Phone does come with a notification LED – this has been confirmed by Essential via its official Twitter account. 

The …