Apple iPhone 9, Xs and Xs Plus expected new features review

By now, there is ample information from diverse sources who have proven themselves in the rumor battles about Apple’s future plans when it comes to upcoming iPhones or iPads. After the most unique iPhone in many years has already hit the tape, and is in the hands of millions of users, one can’t help but wonder what comes after X? 

Will Apple change course drastically, and move to entirely notch-y handsets with Face ID biometry, or will it diversify with something extra? The iPhone X actually created more questions than it answered going forward, …

The Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition features a vivid red color

Back in September, we told you all about the Xiaomi Mi A1. As an Android One handset (that’s what A1 stands for) this device features stock Android and will be among the first Android phones to receive updates from Google. In fact, before the ball drops in Times Square in a little over two weeks, the phone is supposed to receive Android Oreo. But that’s not the big news today.

A Special Edition of the Xiaomi Mi A1 has been introduced by the manufacturer. What makes it so special? Glad you asked. This variant of the phone is wearing a vivid red color. Outside of the new color, nothing about …

Google exec hints at AR shopping, other features coming soon to Google Lens

Google Lens is still in its early stages of development, but the engineering team behind the visual analysis app seems to be on a roll teasing upcoming features. After the recent introduction of direct imports to Google Keep and OCR (optical character recognition), the next big thing coming to Lens is AR shopping.

What this entails, although details are scarce at this point, is pointing your camera at something—say, an article of clothing or whatever else—and automatically getting prices and online store links for it on your phone. The feature is already …

Adobe Lightroom gets new features to offer better picture editing on your phone

Lightroom, the app that gives you plenty of extra features to help you capture, edit and share great-looking pictures, has just received an important update for both Android and iOS platforms.

If you’re using an Android phone as your daily driver, Lightroom has brought some nifty features for you. For starters, App Shortcuts are now available to everyone with devices powered by Android Nougat and later devices, which will allow users to tap and hold on the app icon to quickly launch the app into popular modes.

With the latest version of Lightroom for Android, …

Opera browser for Android gets new UI, desktop site switch button, and other new features in latest update

The Android version of popular web browser Opera has received a new update. The latest patch brings some neat changes, the most notable being a UI that has been redesigned to be more convenient for phones and tablets. 

Also introduced is a new “Desktop mode” toggle that can be accessed via the three dots menu at the top right corner of the screen. Unsurprisingly, the toggle lets you switch to the desktop version of a given website.
Other changes include bug fixes for media notifications, sound, and video playback issues. Last but not least, the update …

Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 845 features comparison

From faster performance to more advanced graphics, and everything in-between, the current crop of Android’s finest handsets will soon face their challengers from the next edition of flagships with Snapdragon 845 chipsets. First in line is, needless to say, the processor’s foundry masters from Samsung, with its Galaxy S9, but Xiaomi, LG, and others, will certainly be lining up soon thereafter.

So, what are the advantages that Snapdragon 845 alone will sport that could make you switch from your trusted Galaxy S8, LG V30, Xiaomi Mi 6, or even the OnePlus 5T, …

Google improves on three features making it faster and easier to get answers to your search query

Google has been quietly improving its Search app by working on three different features that make it easier to learn about the topics that you have an interest in learning more about. For example, when you ask Google to search out information on a very specific topic, the results sometimes come in the form of a Featured Snippet. Using algorithms, these are “quick, relevant” answers to your search query that you would find on the web. Google has started adding more images and related searches dealing with your search. Let’s say you searched for Baby Spider Monkey. With the improved Featured Snippet, …

Which of these camera features is most important to you?

OK, so when it comes to smartphone cameras, it’s pretty clear that the number 1 thing we all want is great image quality. Mainly for pictures, but also for video, we want our $700+ devices to be able to snap outstanding memorabilia at the touch of a button.

And manufacturers have that down in 2017. Sure, some are slightly better than others, some will fail in some select scenes… but generally, if you buy a top-tier smartphone nowadays, you can expect to be able to make stellar photos with it.

So, since everyone has a camera that’s somewhat on par with everyone …

Android Oreo 8.1 is officially released, here are all the new features

The official rollout of Android Oreo 8.1 has begun! The news comes from a Google blog post about Android Oreo Go, a custom version of Android designed for low-end devices:

We’re excited to announce that this software experience—Android Oreo (Go edition)—is ready, and launching as a part of the Android 8.1 release tomorrow.