Sprint launches Samsung Knox Manage security solution for Galaxy devices

Major carrier Sprint has just announced a new service available to business customers with Samsung Galaxy devices. Presented as a “new affordable, secure Enterprise Mobility Management (MDM) solution,” the new service provided by Sprint and Samsung is supposed to offer secure mobile devices management to IT professionals.

Dubbed Samsung Knox Management, the solution includes a number or top-tier protection and management capabilities, such as security, manageability, system performance, and control.

Apparently, Sprint’s newly announced Knox Manage complements the Knox security platform …


Essential launches Halo Gray phone with Amazon Alexa built in

Just one day after unveiling three fresh color variants of the Essential Phone, Essential today announced yet another new version of the handset. Called Halo Gray, the new model is unique because it comes with Amazon Alexa built in – thus offering an alternative to Google Assistant (the virtual assistant that’s already available on all other color variants of the Essential Phone).  
The Halo Gray Essential Phone – pictured above and below – doesn’t seem to be too different from the Stellar Gray model unveiled yesterday. According to Essential, the design …

Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for easy phone-to-PC photo transfers

Microsoft has announced the launch of its Photos Companion app on both iOS and Android. The app lets you easily copy pictures from your iOS/Android device to your Windows 10 PC wirelessly and hassle-free. 

The Photos Companion app works in combination with the native Photos app in Windows 10, but to use its features, you need to go through quite the routine. Worry not, as it sounds less complicated than it actually is. 
First, you need to launch the Photos app on your computer. Be sure that the app is updated to the latest version.Then you click …

A battery in your smartwatch strap? LiBest makes it possible, launches Apple Watch battery strap!

So, one of smartwatches’ biggest weaknessess is battery life. With the exception of Samsung’s amazing 3-day battery life on the Gear S3 variants, wearables will usually last you about a day, if not less.

Many have toyed with the idea of having a battery inside the watches strap, but few have developed a product out of it. Well, meet LiBest — the company that made a full range flexible battery to be fitted in a watch strap.

The first product to come from LiBest is the LiFlex strap — a battery strap for the Apple Watch that can be charged wirelessly and, in turn, charges the Watch while …

ESPN Plus launches this Spring on iOS and Android for $4.99 per month

Disney president Bob Iger told CNBC yesterday that ESPN Plus, a new streaming service from the self proclaimed “sports leader” will be priced at $4.99 a month when it launches this spring. The platforms that will be offering the app include iOS, Android, tvOS and Chromecast. “10,000 live regional, national, and international games and events a year” will be streamed including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and Major Soccer League contests.

ESPN Plus will rollout at the same time that the revised ESPN app makes its appearance. The latter will continue to offer scores, highlights …

Google improves Pixel 2's photography skills, launches February security update

Google just announced that it’s ready to release a February security update for its Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Alongside various security related fixes, the update brings some extra goodies, in particular to owners of the Pixel 2 series.   With the new update, Google says it’s enabling the Pixel Visual Core – a dedicated image processing chip that was dormant until now inside the new Pixel phones (unless you’ve installed a beta build of Android 8.1 Oreo). According to Google, the Pixel Visual Core allows users to take better photos with third party camera apps …

Honor 7X in Red launches in US for Valentine's Day

Popular mid-range smartphone Honor 7X is now available in one additional color for consumers in the US. The manufacturer has fulfilled its CES intentions of introducing a red version of the handset in time for Valentine’s Day, and you can now grab one for $199.99 on the official Honor Store. 
Aside from bearing a more striking hue, the red 7X is identical to the black and blue variants that got released on January 22nd. It features a metal back and an “all-screen” design up front, a 5.93″ IPS 1080p display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the …

Microsoft launches Edge for Android and iOS in more countries

When Microsoft’s Edge for Android exited beta last year, the mobile browser was made available to everyone in select markets, but many haven’t been able to download the app. Although Edge for Android and iOS went live in the United States since its launch, the browser did not benefit from a global release.

Earlier this week, Microsoft Edge’s product manager, Sean Lyndersay announced Edge for Android and iOS has been released in many other countries. According to him, the browser is now being rolled out in most English- and French-speaking markets, including Germany, Austria, Portugal, and …

Samsung launches official 2018 Winter Olympics app, will help you stay updated on news, rankings, more

February is just around the corner, which means that were edging closer to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In a press statement released today, Samsung announced the official app of this year’s Olympic Games that will take place between the 9th and 25th of February.
The app will help viewers around the world stay updated on the latest news and events by offering real-time updates, athlete information, medal standings and Olympic and Paralympic records. The service has been available on Google …

Google launches audiobooks in the Play Store, no subscription required

It looks like Google is going for Audible, as the search giant has decided to start selling audiobooks on the Play Store. The good news is the service does not require a subscription, but customers will have to purchase audiobooks individually.

According to Google, audiobooks are now rolling out in 45 countries and they’re available in nine languages. Consumers will be able to enjoy them on Android, iOS and the web via Google Play Books application. On top of that, smart speakers and other devices that include the Google Assistant can be used to listen to audiobooks as well.

Google …