The Nokia 8 announcement is today. Here are the specs, features and images we have so far

After months of leaks and rumors, the Nokia 8 is only hours away from becoming official. HMD Global – the company that now makes and markets phones under the iconic brand name – is hosting an event in London later today, and chances are that’s when we’ll see the high-end Nokia phone we’ve been expecting. But what will the Nokia 8 bring to the table, anyway? Well, let us walk you through all that is known about it so far. 

Nokia 8 design: what will it look like?

Remember the Nokia 7280? You know: that odd, lipstick-shaped handset …


Meizu M6 Note will be announced on August 23, expect some exciting camera features

The M6 Note is Meizu’s upcoming high-end smartphone that’s slightly less powerful than the company’s flagships, Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. Well, it looks like Meizu has just confirmed its phablet will be unveiled on August 23.

The only issue that we see here is that it will be introduced on the same day Samsung plans to reveal the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 8. In any case, Meizu M6 Note is a device that’s probably worth keeping an eye on since the Chinese company announces major changes for its M-series.

The Meizu M6 Note will debut some very exciting changes …

Despite receipt of Bluetooth 5 certification, HTC U11 won't run new features until Android O is installed

The HTC U11 has received its Bluetooth 5.0 certification from the Bluetooth SIG. But that doesn’t mean that the phone’s new Bluetooth capabilities are now available. The new features won’t be completely offered to users until the next build of Android, Android O, is actually installed on the handset later this year. The new version of Bluetooth will allow data to be transmitted at speeds twice as fast as presently available, and transmission distance will increase by a factor of four. The amount of information and data sent in each broadcast will increase by as much as eight times the current number.

Helping …

Sprint rolls out CallingPLUS, new messaging features to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are definitely great smartphones if you measure them against any other Android handset launched this year. But they’re even better since many retailers and carriers are already discounting them like crazy a few weeks ahead of the Galaxy Note 8’s big reveal.

All carriers in the United States offer Samsung’s flagship smartphones, but if you’ve bought the Sprint version, then you’re eligible for a new update that brings a handful of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update brings a new security patch, although Sprint doesn’t …

Gmail for iOS now features phishing warnings

Gmail for iOS will now alert users whenever a link appears that seems, well, suspicious. The suspicious link warning will come in the form of a box that states how the link leads to an untrusted site. Another warning from Google provides the perfect definition of a phishing scheme and says, “The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information.” If either box appears before you click on a link, your best bet is to stop in your tracks and do not proceed.

Google originally offered the anti-phishing …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual camera explained: specs, features, and all rumors we have so far

August 23 – that’s when Samsung’s next big thing will become official. And “big” is a fitting word indeed – the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be announced on that date, becoming the company’s latest high-end, phablet-grade device. What’s going to be so special about it? Well, a whole bunch of things, actually. As all Galaxy Note phones before it, the Note 8 will feature a huge, high-quality display, plenty of memory and processing power, and a pressure-sensitive stylus for drawing, note-taking, and for standing out of the crowd, of course.
But in this …

New OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta rolls out: parallel apps, double finger slide support, and other features introduced

Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and/or introduce new software features on a regular basis.

Today, new Open Beta patches have been made available for the two 2016 high-end models. The updates carry different names (OxygenOS Open Beta 21 for the OP 3 and 21 for the OP 3T), but the changes included are basically identical. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff on board, so let’s take a look at the entire patch log:
1. New addition:
Parallel …

EasilyDo changes name to Edison, adds cool AI features to Email app

Back in February, we took a look at Email by EasilyDo — an awesome smart email app, which makes things easier with customizable swipe gestures, easy unsibscribing from unwanted spam mail, algorithms that recognize shipping numbers or travel arrangements straight from the emails, and more.

Now, EasilyDo has changed its name to Edison Software and to promote its new, smart self, it has pushed a major update for the Email app — one that includes smart assistance features.

For one, it adds a new Smart Reply feature. Now, this doesn’t list an endless number of replies to pick from. Instead, …

New iPhone 8 features tipped: 'SmartCam' scene recognition, Apple Pay authentication with Face ID

In the latest installment of iPhone 8 scoops obtained from the leaked Apple HomePod firmware, developer Guilherme Rambo has unearthed a code that talks about the eventual new options that will come with the iPhone 8’s vertical dual camera. References to a “SmartCam” option indicate some sort of automatic scene selection software, akin to the Intelligent Auto mode on Sony phones, or other similar camera software algorithms. 

There are several scene mentions, such as Baby, Bright Stage, Document, Fireworks, Foliage, and others, so the camera would allegedly look for those …

Cortana gets a major redesign and a few new features on Android

Microsoft’s Cortana has been significantly improved this year on Android platform thanks to numerous updates released by the Redmond-based company. Of course, the Android version of Cortana is not yet on par with the Windows Phone app, but nice to know that Microsoft is doing everything it can to appeal to Android users.

The latest update for Cortana on Android brings some noticeable visual changes, as well as important under the hood improvements meant to enhance user experience with the personal digital assistant.

First off, Cortana users will notice the …