Xiaomi Mi Max finally receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

It’s been more than a year since Chinese company Xiaomi came out with the Mi Max, an evolutionary device that started a trend in the smartphone industry, that of bezel-less handsets.

Unfortunately, the Mi Max was a Chinese affair, as the large phone was hardly available through official channels in other countries. On top of that, it took Xiaomi more than a year to provide those who purchased the Mi Max with an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Well, it appears that Xiaomi has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Mi Max, which is based on …


Stunning solar red HTC U11 finally coming to the US


Hate it when the smartphone you want to buy isn’t available where you live? You’re far from alone, and whether we’re talking about entire handsets that simply aren’t for sale in certain countries, or maybe just particular versions of a phone with special features or color options, it’s nothing but frustrating to know that your dream-phone is just out of reach due to some happenstance of geography. But sometimes all it takes to put you together with the phone you’ve been craving is a little patience, and today we’ve got good news for smartphone fans who were feeling a bit jealous of shoppers …

Nokia 3310 unboxing: It finally arrived

The Nokia 3310 is the only feature phone that has generated any buzz whatsoever in recent years. It signified the return of the former mobile king, but does it have anything in common with its now 17-year-old predecessor? Let’s find out in our unboxing video below.

In the box:
Nokia 3310;Battery, packed separately;Headphones;MicroUSB wall charger;Quick start guide;Warranty;

Facebook is finally letting us add GIFs in comments

GIF images and animations have been around for the last 30 years, but only recently have they become a popular way for expressing thoughts and emotions, mainly thanks to social media. And they seem to be a hit on Facebook. Do you know that people send nearly 25,000 GIFs on Messenger every minute? Тo celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GIF as well as the popularity of the image format among its users, the company is finally letting everybody add GIFs in comments, effective today, June 15th.

You know that you can already post GIFs in Facebook’s status updates, …

Nova Launcher finally gets true Google Now integration on home screen, here's how to enable it

Nova Launcher is finally getting support for one of the most highly-requested features from the Android community – Google Now integration. Ever since Google introduced Now in 2012, the convenient homescreen side pane has been at the top of the wishlists of countless Nova Launcher users who were not willing to switch away from their favorite, highly-customizable launcher. However, for a number of technical reasons, Now integration could not be easily added to Nova Launcher.

To tackle the problem, TeslaCoil Software has now created a separate app called “Nova Google …

Finally! Person-to-person Apple Pay payments coming to iMessage with iOS 11

Person-to-person payments are finally coming to Apple Pay. This was just announced on stage at Apple’s opening keynote at WWDC ’17. 

iOS users will be able to send money to one another straight from iMessage thanks to a new dedicated iMessage app. Most interestingly, if someone messages you that you owe them money (ouch!), a contextual suggestion to send money with iMessage’s Pay app will immediately pop up in the text suggestion bar at the top of the stock keyboard, allowing you to easily send the other party the required amount of money and be …

Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: "it wasn't innocent"

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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump’s hand without losing his own.

He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was “a moment of truth.”

“My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” Macron said. “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.”

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New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support

Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter’s mobile application, but an ETA wasn’t given at the time.

Today, PayPal released a new update for its Android app, which finally brings Android Pay support for all users. In addition to MasterCard and Visa cards, Android users will now have a PayPal option available when they use Android Pay at an NFC terminal.

Before you start using Android Pay, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account. You’ll be guided step-by-step on how to do that by the Android app itself, so after you’re done, …

Google will finally replace the terrible blob emoji with not-so-terrible ones in Android O

There are different styles of emoji, but none look as freaky and weird as Google’s blobs. The Android emoji shaped like strange, thumb-people evoke the opposite of the cheerful feeling one gets when looking at other emoji. Not just that, they are completely misguiding: emojis sent from other platforms convey one feeling, and when you receive them on an Android device and see a completely different melted blob, you may simply fail to understand the message. The Android emoji are simply wrong.
And finally, Google has realized this too: it is …

Finally: typing to your Google Assistant will soon be an option

Raise your hand if you agree with us that this one should have been supported by the Google Assistant since day one. Sure, Google’s idea was to make it a feature founded on natural interaction – or as natural talking to your phone could be – but hey, sometimes you might not want to speak your queries out loud. Like when you’re riding the subway and can’t quite remember the lyrics to Bieber’s “Baby”, for example. 
So yeah, one of the news that came out of Google’s I/O keynote address was that the Google Assistant will soon accept …