How to check your Apple iPhone's battery health: battery cycle counts and other info

Apple’s iPhone stores valuable information about the health of its battery: logged inside your phone is information about the battery cycle counts, or put simply, how many times you have charged your phone to 100%.
Keep in mind, that Apple counts 1 battery cycle as a full 100% recharge run: you can charge up your phone 25% and then 75%, and combined together these two charges will count for 1 100% cycle.
This is important information: different Apple devices use different batteries, and they do not last forever. Here …


Facebook handed over info on those Russia-linked ads under a search warrant

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There’s more to the $100,000 in ads that Facebook sold to a Russian propaganda company. 

Special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant that forced Facebook to hand over the ads it sold to a company known for pro-Kremlin propaganda, as well as information about them. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Facebook gave up the ads, and CNN later added it was because Mueller obtained a warrant. 

Facebook first admitted to the dealings with the pro-Kremlin interest under testimony to Congressional intelligence committees last week. Without a warrant, however, Facebook didn’t have to actually turn over the ads or relevant records to Congress. Read more…

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Latest leaked images of T-Mobile Revvl T1 include pricing and launch info

On Friday, we told you about a new low-end smartphone that T-Mobile is having produced under its own name. The T-Mobile Revvl T1 will launch this coming Thursday, August 10th. For a limited time only, the handset will be priced at $0 down and $7 a month with JUMP On Demand. The Revvl offers a 5.5-inch display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. Powering the unit is a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage.

Camera-wise, a 13MP snapper (with 4X digital zoom) is found on the rear of the handset. Selfie fans can employ the 5MP front-facing shooter that is …

Latest leaked images of T-Mobile Revvl T1 includes pricing and launch info

On Friday, we told you about a new low-end smartphone that T-Mobile is having produced under its own name. The T-Mobile Revvl T1 will launch this coming Thursday, August 10th. For a limited time only, the handset will be priced at $0 down and $7 a month with JUMP On Demand. The Revvl offers a 5.5-inch display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. Powering the unit is a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage.

Camera-wise, a 13MP snapper (with 4X digital zoom) is found on the rear of the handset. Selfie fans can employ the 5MP front-facing shooter that is …

Google adds new badges to Image Search on Android to help you find the right info

Yay, Google is making the search app on Android devices even better, the company announced today. If you’re an avid searcher for pictures of food, fantastic destination places or just beautiful people, the latest Google Image Search update is going to help you find the right images.

The bottom line is you’ll now have relevant badges at your disposal, which will point out what else you can find with just a single tap. All the new badges added today will allow Android users to find images where next steps and more in-depth information is available.

Now, how will that work? You’ll notice …

Apple supply-chain sleuth reveals info on the iPhone 8 and rumored smart glasses

Yesterday, a Reddit user with the handle Foxconninsider passed along what he says is legitimate information pertaining to several Apple products including the Apple iPhone 8 and  Apple’s rumored smart glasses. First, let’s look at the information about Apple’s smart glasses, possibly launching in 2018-2019. The project is apparently code named Project Mirrorshades, and if the project does get the green light, it will be offered to consumers in crystal, champagne and black. There will be different sizes for men and women, and polariized or prescription lenses will be available. They will be …

Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We’ve already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC’s approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn’t pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number …

Report: Samsung starts work early on the Galaxy S9; more info about the Galaxy Note 8 is revealed

According to a report out of Korea, Samsung has started work on its 2018 flagship handset titled the Samsung Galaxy S9. The work on next year’s phone doesn’t usually start this early; after all, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ were just unveiled less than two weeks ago and neither one will be released until April 21st. According to anonymous sources, Samsung is 6 months ahead of its usual time schedule as it has already started working on the display for the Galaxy S9.

The report adds that the early start for the Galaxy S9 is tied to the manufacturer’s new and improved quality …