Here's how to enable or disable fingerprint gestures on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

One thing that’s true for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is that they are rather tall phones that definitely require some getting used to. Placing the fingerprint scanner that high definitely does not help with the overall usability of the phone.
As a saving grace, Samsung has thrown in a bunch of usability features that make handling the galaxy S8 and S8+ a bit easier. One of our favorite ones lets you swipe down the fingerprint scanner at the back in order to bring down the notification and quick toggles shade. This potentially saves your thumbs from painfully …


Your OnePlus 3 or 3T has hidden hardware diagnostic tests – here's how to access them

Is your OnePlus phone acting funny lately? There might be something going on under the hood that you are yet to find out about. If you want to do a brief check-up before heading to the phone doctor, just punch in *#808# into the dialer app and you’ll access a hidden (of sorts) menu with diagnostic options that are too many to count.

Pieces of hardware that can be tested include screen components, hardware keys, vibration, LCD brightness and effects, sensors, GPS, and a great deal of additional functionality.

Recently, the OnePlus 3 and 3T received a new beta …

You got cropped! Galaxy S8 and S8+ video display grief comes in stages, here's why

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Most TV series you’d watch on, say, Netflix, as well as the YouTube content, are meant for 16:9 displays – those get letterboxed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by default

You lose about 14-22% of the 5.8″ and 6.2″ screens’ real estate, depending on the video app, if you watch the vids in the default letterboxed regime

You’d have to manually add third party apps to the compatibility mode list in Display settings, so that the full screen toggle appears in, say, Netflix

Even when you toggle compatibility mode, a 16:9 video will can …

Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S7 edge interface comparison: here's what's changed

To say that the Galaxy S8 is an improvement over the Galaxy S7 will be the understatement of 2017. While the differences might not seem that big on paper and in pictures, one has to hold Samsung’s new flagship in their own hands in order to really see what the fuss is all about. Believe it or not, last year’s S7 edge feels archaic when used alongside a shiny new Galaxy S8 or S8+. We’ve already had the chance to compare the new flagship against its predecessor (you can read said article right below) and already concluded that Samsung did a great job with its 2017 …

There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where regular screenshots simply don’t cut it? Chances are that you have, and this is exactly where a screen recording app might come useful.

However, not many Android devices have such a feature built-in into their interface, which means that users have to find an app of that kind themselves and these can often misbehave and not function as advertised. 

Turns out that none other than Samsung has been hiding a useful system functionality that lets you record your screen on some of its top-end devices: senior XDA member …

Apple's new red iPhones won't be (RED) in China; here's a few possible reasons why

Apple on Tuesday announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED) models. The two special-edition devices are identical to the regular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in terms of hardware, but feature unique red backplates and, what’s more important, a chunk of all proceeds from each device sale goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

The two special-edition iPhone 7 models are going on sale in China as well, where registrations for their launch have surpassed the number of available units, but they won’t be carrying the (RED) branding in the region. The phones will otherwise …

The beautiful Product Red iPhone 7 will silently make the world a better place. Here's how

You might remember the Product Red iPod from a few years ago. There was also the one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro, which didn’t gather as much consumer attention, but in 2013 it sold at an auction for $977,000. In fact, there was also the (RED) desk, designed by Jony Ive and sold at that same auction for $1.685 million. Now we have the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But what is this all about? Some people might already know the answer, but in case you haven’t been following Apple for that long, let us explain why the red Apple products are so special, and why that simple desk …

Let's unbox the HTC U Ultra! Here's our first look at HTC's large new handset

Remember the HTC U Ultra, the dual-screen 5.7-incher that was “inspired by you and made for you”? Announced two months ago, it’s already shipping to the adventurous folks that had pre-ordered it for $749. Guess what, we’re also part of that crowd, as a neat white box with rounded corners got delivered to our doorstep overnight. 

At first sight, you seem to get a lot of phone for the money – although it didn’t quite garner the usual amount of hype and attention, the U Ultra is a flagship-grade phone. With its 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon …

Want Google Assistant now instead of waiting for it to arrive? Here's how to do it

As we told you last week, Google is rolling out Google Assistant to all Android handsets powered by Android 6.0 and higher. The latest version of Google is more conversational than the current version of Google Now, and was originally found only on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Google also made it a feature on its Allo messaging app. Besides running Android 6.0 and higher, Google Assistant requires a screen carrying a resolution of 720 x 1280 or higher, and 1.5GB of RAM or more. Most phones running Marshmallow should easily qualify.

To avoid having the necessary update go through …

Here's who we think will fly to the moon with SpaceX

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From the moment that SpaceX’s Elon Musk announced the company’s intention to send two unnamed people in a long loop around the moon in 2018, people started speculating about who those mystery passengers might be. 

Musk didn’t give out many clues about the individuals who contracted the company for the flight, aside from saying that they put down a hefty deposit and they know each other. 

However, that won’t stop us from wildly speculating about who the maybe famous and definitely rich folks flying to the moon with SpaceX might be.  Read more…

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