Apple plans on selling lower priced models with iPhone X features in 2018?

According to a report published in China today, Apple will be using some of the technology found in this year’s Apple iPhone X on next year’s models that are rumored to have code names of Lisbon and Hangzhou. The report says that Apple is concerned about its market share in China, and believes that by offering many iPhone X features in a lower priced phone, it can help it recapture market share in the country.

Another website in Japan, Macotakara, expects the lower-end model would get a 10,000 yen ($90 USD) hair cut from this year’s pricing. Next year’s phones are all expected to include …


Hidden iPhone 8 Plus features and toggles that you should know about

So, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out and with them came iOS 11 — Apple’s latest rehash of its mobile operating system. And we’ve got quite a lot of new things — a reworked Control Center, a screen recording feature, and tons of smaller tweaks.

If you’ve been an iPhone user for a while, you probably know your way around the device. But still, there may be some small tidbits here and there that you missed or forgot about. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the little-known secrets that Apple’s current most-powerful iPhone — the iPhone 8 Plus — …

13 secret Galaxy Note 8 features that you need to know about

Samsung’s phones have always been feature-rich, both in hardware and software. Especially when we are talking about the Note series — a niche device for the power users who always want the biggest, baddest, and best in mobile hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is no exception, decked out to the brim with biometric scanners, curved Edge screen, and the Samsung Experience UI, which is so full of options that a newcomer can easily get dizzy. If this is you, do check out our tips and tricks for the Note 8, which cover all the basic key features of the phone here:

Now, …

Huawei Mate 10/Pro/Porsche Design: all new features

Huawei has just unveiled its new flagship phones: the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. And there is something special coming along too: a brand new Porsche Design Huawei Mate with maxed out 256 gigs of storage and a similarly extreme price.
The first two are the mainstream phone, while Porsche Design is a limited edition run, and all are designed to showcase the best of Huawei, with a focus on performance. That is taken care of a brand new chip inside, the Kirin 970, the world’s first with a built-in neural engine.

All …

Update to the Microsoft Pix Camera app for iOS adds new features and improves performance

Microsoft might not be focusing on Windows 10 Mobile anymore, but that doesn’t mean that the software giant is out of the smartphone game at all. First of all, Microsoft makes oodles of money every year thanks to its collection of Android patents that produce millions in royalty payments. And of course, the company has a collection of apps for both major platforms. So as you can see, Microsoft is still involved in the smartphone industry.

Today, the company added new features to its Microsoft Pix Camera app for iOS. A previous update allowed the app to recognize and scan business cards, …

How to get Galaxy Note 8's unique features on your Android phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones released in 2017. Its futuristic design and powerful hardware are certainly impressive, but they aren’t exactly unique in the heavily-saturated mobile space. 

The things that make this towering handset truly stand out are a collection of intriguing pre-loaded features, apps, and, of course, the creativity-inducing S Pen stylus. 
Some of these functionalities are going to remain exclusive to Samsung’s latest and greatest. However, there’s a good amount of apps …

Productivity overwhelming – App Pairs is one of Galaxy Note 8's best hidden features

There’s hardly a software feature you can think of that’s not on the Galaxy Note 8, but the phone doesn’t just stop there, it builds upon the strong foundations and creates an exceptional productivity-oriented package.
A favorite feature of ours that’s an integral part of the Note 8 multi-tasking experience is app pairs, a functionality that lets you create easily-accessible multi-tasking shortcuts accessible from the slide-out edge panel on the Note 8. Sadly, that feature is not available on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and will likely never be, which is a shame.
Say …

New render of Huawei Mate 10 Pro features "live" image showing off the lock screen

Yesterday, we showed you a couple of renders revealing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in two different colors. The phablet, along with the Huawei Mate 10, is set to be unveiled on October 16th. This morning, we have another render of the Mate 10 Pro to show you, although this time the image shows off the phone’s lock screen on the 5.99-inch LCD display. The image comes to us from leak master Evan Bass. The screen carries an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 1440 x 2880, and there are no physical buttons on the front of the phone. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the Mate 10 Pro, along …

BlackBerry makes Samsung Galaxy smartphones even more secure with new SecuSUITE features

Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up to improved the security of Galaxy smartphones a long time ago. Today, both companies announced their partnership is going deeper with the addition of SecuVOICE in Samsung Knox.

Usually, Samsung Knox comes with some BlackBerry security feature grouped together under the SecuSUITE name. This pack of security features is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S8/S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones, as well as Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch and 10-inch) and Tab S3 tablets.

The addition of SecuVOICE will allow Samsung users …

Facebook Messenger gets Apple Music integration, check out all the new features

Music fans, rejoice! Apple Music has been integrated as a bot in Facebook Messenger, which will allow users to do some pretty cool things. 

If you happen to be an Apple Music subscriber, you will be able to stream full songs within Facebook Messenger, a first for the popular chat app. Meanwhile, non-paying users can listen to 30-second song previews and share them with their friends. You can try it out right now, as the integration doesn’t require you to download any updates. 
In order to do so, open Messenger …