Apple's A11 Bionic is a cyborg: first iPhone 8/X benchmarks crush all Androids, including the S8

Ever since the first benchmarks of Apple’s new A11 Bionic chipset leaked out, we saw that it is going to be a beast, yet nothing really prepares you for two times higher scores of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X on the cross-platform Geekbench, compared to even the fastest Androids like the Galaxy S8, Note 8, or the S8+.
 
All of the top devices in the Geekbench charts for Android and iOS are now flaunting 10nm chipsets – Android has the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 on top, while Apple’s new phones with A11 topped the charts immediately after their first pass in the …


Group including Apple signs Letter of Intent to purchase Toshiba's memory chip business

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, a consortium that includes Bain Capital and Apple has signed a non-binding letter of intent stating that it plans to purchase Toshiba’s memory chip business before the end of this month. Those knowledgeable about the deal say the group, which includes Bain, Apple, Seagate Technology and Dell, are offering more than $18 billion for the business. Another group that was bidding includes Western Digital and private equity firm KKR. Western Digital is actually Toshiba’s partner in the NAND memory chip business, and claims to have veto rights to the sale of the …

Check out mockups of the Apple iPhone 8 running iOS 11, including the "notch" and "ears"

This morning, we learned that the infamous “notch” found on renders of the Apple iPhone 8, will probably not be covered up by Apple as some had thought. According to today’s report, the screen to the left of the notch will show the time, while the right side will show cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity strength and the battery icon. With that information in mind, some mockups of what iOS 11 might look like on the iPhone 8 have been disseminated by tweet.

As you can see on the images inside the slideshow, the notch stands out like a soar thumb although it remains to be seen how noticeable it …

BlackBerry updates eight apps including Hub

Yesterday, BlackBerry rolled out updates to eight of its apps that are currently in the Google Play Store. The apps receiving the updates include BlackBerry Hub, Keyboard, Launcher, Calendar, Contacts, Productivity Tab, Notable, and Privacy Shade.  When the updates become available in the Google Play Store, BlackBerry users will receive a notification that the updates have arrived. That is when they should automatically update to your ‘Berry via Wi-Fi.

If you need to manually update the apps, follow these steps:

Connect to a Wi-Fi network, then open the Google Play Store. …

Alleged Galaxy S8 Active presentation lists full specs, including a 4,000 mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a thing we’ve been hearing a lot about recently — there’s been photos, a video in action, benchmark listings, and more. And now, an alleged presentation outlining most of its key specs, as well as the differences between it and the regular S8 model, has just surfaced on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The slides conform to pretty much everything we have already heard about the device — it will have the same specs as the S8, save for an increased battery capacity of 4,000 mAh and the rugged body. There’s just one …

This coming Tuesday's weekly T-Mobile contest features free Samsung devices including the Galaxy S8

Every Tuesday, T-Mobile gives away freebies to subscribers, and also holds a contest with some great prizes. This coming Tuesday, Samsung figures very heavily in the contest prizes, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. We’ll get to the contest in a second. First, let’s go to the giveaways. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a free e-book from Disney Story Central. There are 10 possible options to choose from.

Next week, T-Mobile subscribers will get access to HotelStorm’s discounted locations with an average price break of 25% on each hotel. How does 25% off an order placed from Papa …

This coming Tuesday's weekly T-Mobile contest features free Samsung devuces including the Galaxy S8

Every Tuesday, T-Mobile gives away freebies to subscribers, and also holds a contest with some great prizes. This coming Tuesday, Samsung figures very heavily in the contest prizes, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. We’ll get to the contest in a second. First, let’s go to the giveaways. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a free e-book from Disney Story Central. There are 10 possible options to choose from.

Next week, T-Mobile subscribers will get access to HotelStorm’s discounted locations with an average price break of 25% on each hotel. How does 25% off an order placed from Papa …

MetroPCS promotions start today including one that gives you two free LG K20 Plus handsets

Pre-paid carrier MetroPCS has some new promotions that it is launching today. The first deal requires you to switch two lines over to MetroPCS. That will allow you to pick up a pair of 32GB LG K20 Plus handsets for free after instant rebates. Actually, you will be responsible for the sales tax only. The K20 Plus is a low-to-mid-range handset with a 5.3-inch display and a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset and has 2GB of RAM. A 13MP camera graces the rear of the phone.

Or, you can switch a single line to MetroPCS and take 50% off the 16GB LG Stylo …

Apple iPhone 8 to come in four colors including a reflective mirrored surface?

Consider this. Every day takes us one day closer to the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 8. The tenth anniversary model will be the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel, and the latest speculation has Apple launching the phone without Touch ID. Instead, Apple is expected to use a face recognition feature available from the front-facing camera. This is a technology that the top ranked Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, called revolutionary earlier this year.

Another new rumor has Apple offering the iPhone 8 in four different colors, one of which will be new. The information comes from a tweet disseminated …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) uses Note 7 hardware and specs, but sports Galaxy S8 UI including Bixby


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (FE) is official, and is being launched on July 7th. As we told you the other day, South Korean carrier LG Uplus is accepting pre-orders at a price of KRW 700,000 which translates into $611 USD. The latest word is that no more than 400,000 units will be sold in South Korea so that the device doesn’t cannibalize the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet. Overseas sales are being considered. The original color options, Black Onyx; Blue Coral; Gold Platinum; and Silver Titanium are available.

There are some small changes from the Samsung Galaxy Note …