The "no smartphone" phobia is a growing issue and it has little to do with being unable to make or receive calls

Nowadays, we spend insane amounts of time on our smartphones. It’s the first thing we reach for in the morning, it’s the last thing we touch before going to sleep. Users happily report when they manage to achieve 8 hours of screen on time with their handset, lauding the amazing battery life, but the connotation that this means you were facing down with your nose buried in the small screen for 8 hours that day is often left overlooked.

Smartphone addiction and phone separation anxiety are often being thrown around in discussions about the list of millennial issues. …

The Moto Z2 Force Edition affected by the "jelly effect" issue, what gives?

It’s been less than a month since the Moto Z2 Force Edition made its debut in the United States, so many customers have already been able to purchase one. If you are one of those people, then you might not have known that the Moto Z2 Force is affected by the same “jelly effect” issue as the OnePlus 5.

Neither Lenovo nor OnePlus offered an official explanation as to why their phones display the same erratic behavior when scrolling. Many believe that the “jelly effect” is caused by the fact that the display on these phones has been mounted upside down.

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A major Gear S3 feature has been broken in the U.S. for months, Samsung yet to issue a fix

Back in April (and as it happens, exactly four month ago today) Samsung pushed out a so-called “value pack” software update to U.S. users of its Gear S3 smartwatch. The update brought a lot of new functionality to the device, but it also seems to have broken one major feature: text message voice input.

The issue occurs when a user tries to send a text message through their smartwatch via voice input: as reported by multiple users on both XDA Developers’ forums and Samsung’s own Community message board, the feature only works a couple of times before …

HMD promises to fix the Dolby Equalizer issue affecting Nokia 5 devices

If you happen to own a Nokia 5, then chances are you’re being affected by a strange issue that prevents the smartphone from opening the Dolby Equalizer settings from certain music apps.

Many Nokia 5 users have noticed that when they try to open the Equalizer app from Google Play Music or Spotify, they get a white screen instead of the audio settings.

Although Dolby Equalizer does work when not specifically opened from those two apps (maybe others too), HMD Global has already acknowledged the problem and said they are already working on a fix.

For those who would still want …

911 dialing issue fixed in latest OnePlus 5 update

OnePlus has just released an update that fixes the 911 dialing bug experienced by some OnePlus 5 owners. As you may know, the issue became viral on Reddit over the past couple of days, after a user reported, and subsequently uploaded a video of his OnePlus 5 unit rebooting whenever he tried to call the emergency number. 
Although it was later found out that other Android phones also experienced the same problem, the Chinese manufacturer was certainly quick to react. The company’s tech support team contacted the user and now an OTA …

Galaxy S8 and S8+ update with fix for red tint issue starts rolling out in the US

Samsung’s OTA update which fixes the “red tint problem” on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has reached the US. 
At the time of writing, T-Mobile users should be able to download and install the patch, and although there’s currently no word on the availability of the OTA on other carriers, it’s safe to assume that all major telecoms in the country should start rolling it out soon. 
The new update weighs in at about 142MB. It adds a brand new setting option in the Adaptive Display …

Samsung Galaxy S8 burn-in issue is limited to a single phone so far

A few days ago, we told you that to avoid burn-in on the Super AMOLED screens used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung has the virtual home button move around a very small distance. This allows the pixels that were being used to turn off while lighting up a fresh group. This is done to supposedly prevent any burn-in issue. Or does it? On a South Korean social media website, a Samsung Galaxy S8 owner uploaded a photo that allegedly showed that his screen was affected by burn-in on the lower part of the glass near the virtual home button. Samsung responded by saying that it has …

Samsung starts rolling out software update for Galaxy S8 that fixes red tint issue

One of the issues that affect Samsung’s new flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, has been simply named “red tint problem.” Its cause is unknown, but Samsung promised to address the issue through a software update.

The South Korean company claims that while this isn’t a quality problem, customers can avoid turning their phones’ display red by adjusting the color of the panel from the options menu.

Today, users in Korea have noticed that their Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones have started to receive a new software update with build numbers G950NKSU1AQDG and G950NKSU1AQDG, …

Galaxy S8/S8+ red discoloration issue downplayed by Samsung

Samsung does not consider the reddish tint showing up on some of its new Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ flagships as a defect. Today, the South Korean tech giant addressed the controversial problem by stating that the glitch can be easily fixed by going into the color optimization settings for the display. 
As you may know, the issue became viral in South Korea following the official Galaxy S8 release on April 17. Several users uploaded pictures of their devices on social media, asking others if they thought that the screens on their …

Google fixes issue in Android Wear 2.0 for Huawei Watch, update coming soon

Huawei was among the first companies to offer customers who purchased one of its smartwatches the chance to try out Android Wear 2.0. The beta version of the platform was pushed a while ago, and Huawei promised the final build would be available before the end of March.

As some of you might already know by now, Google had to delay the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 to most of the compatible smartwatches because of some last minute issues. Well, it appears that Huawei Watch’s update is out of the woods, as Google fixed the problem and will be releasing Android Wear 2.0 very soon.

Googler …