Honor 9 Lite brings 5.65" Full View display and dual camera kits to the masses

Whew, finally a budget handset with the trendy 2:1 aspect ratio screen that is smaller than 6 inches! We kid, but there is a whole lot of unfulfilled demand for phones with elongated bodies and thin top and bottom bezel, aka the Full View/Vision and Infinity displays of this world that aren’t of the 5.99″ and up variety. 
Enter the Honor 9 Lite that is escaping its Asian confines today to arrive in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and United Kingdom at a very affordable EUR 229 price. The handset sports a 5.65″ Full View FHD+ screen, meaning it has slimmed-down …


Samsung outs new ISOCELL Dual camera kits for better low-light and bokeh photos

Samsung is taking its multi-sensor camera technology downstream, it seems, as it just announced ISOCELL Dual, all-in-one dual camera kits, prepackaged with the accompanying software algorithms. The setups would allow phone makers to take advantage of hardware-level bokeh effects, or low-light capture improvements even on their low- to mid-range phones without much implementation troubles.
The ISOCELL Dual kit for depth-of-field and other refocusing shenanigans consists of a 13 MP and a 5 MP sensor, while the low-light shooting setup comes with two 8 MP sensors, and …

DIY battery replacement kits for iPhone 6 or later cut to $29 by iFixit

Yesterday, Apple apologized for throttling the CPU on models like the Apple iPhone 6 or later. After numerous models shutdown last year, unable to complete complex tasks, Apple deduced that the problem was the lack of power remaining in the older batteries inside these units. So iOS 10.2.1 was pushed out, designed to use power management (code for throttling) to slow down the CPU. This would prevent the affected iPhone from shutting down.

In its apology, which was posted on the Apple website, the company said that one of the steps it is taking to regain the trust of iPhone users …

Here is how to fix a broken iPhone 7 screen or replace a battery yourself: use the new iFixit Fix Kits

iFixit has just launched its brand new Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that allow you to fix a broken iPhone screen or replace an iPhone battery at home, yourself.
There are different Fix Kits that include the replacement screen or battery along with all the necessary tools to open your iPhone without damaging it.

Swap out a sapped battery. Replace that cracked screen. Fix your front camera and make your selfies great again. Our latest crop of Fix Kits are packed with all the essentials for your next iPhone …