Apple iPhone saves the life of a Manchester bombing victim

The modern smartphone is an amazing piece of technology. Not only does it make and take phone calls, allow users to access all of the news of the day, and help you stay connected to friends and family, it can also save lives. Besides being able to connect to 911 quickly and give an emergency dispatcher your exact location, there is at least one other way that a handset can save you from death.

As we’ve detailed a few times before, a smartphone has saved a life by acting as a protective shield, stopping or deflecting a bullet. Just this past week, an Apple iPhone gave up its life to save …

Meizu M5c is an affordable and likeable new 5" phone that promises good battery life

Meizu is not exactly a household name in the United States or Europe, but this Chinese phone maker offers some phones that feature great value for the money, and it has just announced its latest such device, the Meizu M5c.
The Meizu M5c is a 5″ phone that is made for the global market with support for 4G LTE band 20, crucial for proper coverage in Europe. It’s a plastic phone, but one with beautiful colors a likeable design, and an even more likeable super affordable price.

“We designed the Meizu M5c specifically with our …

37,000 AT&T workers embarked on a three-day strike, demanding a better life

Close to 37,000 AT&T workers started a three-day strike due to disputes over new contracts. The workers, about 14% of the carrier’s total workforce, demand wage increases, job security against outsourcing, affordable healthcare, fair scheduling, and changes in the rate of sales commissions.

Over half of the protesters are working in the wireless segment. They have been joined by employees that work in phone, landline, and cable services businesses in California, Nevada, and Connecticut, as well as DirecTV technicians across California and Nevada. The strike covers 36 states and Washington, …

Here's how Android O will bring better battery life, strengthened security, app stability improvements

Android may be the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but it is not known as the most secure one. Or as the most responsive or most stable OS, for that matter. Google seems to be well aware of that, which is why with Android O, we’re promised to see improvements in areas with key importance to what Google calls Android’s Vitals: security, stability, and battery life.

That’s great news, of course, but what’s no less interesting is the approach Google is taking to ensure that Android O smartphones run without a hitch. It all starts with doubling-down …

BlackBerry KEYone battery life test result really hits it out of the park

The BlackBerry KEYone is a phone with a keyboard in 2017. And while that was pretty much the standard 10 years ago, in 2017, it’s the only such phone.
But that’s okay: it’s meant to be that way. The KEYone has a 4.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, and a laser focus on productivity and email, while doing all the things modern Android phones do. The phone is not exactly beautiful, but it’s practical, it’s meant to get things done.
One key aspect of a practical phone, however, is clearly its ability to deliver …

Going to the battery life Olympics? Might want to check the Vernee Thor E out!

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Nowadays, the trend in flagship-class smartphones is to try and wow you with a slim and light design and some form of incredible camera improvement. Midrangers, on the other hand, know that they can’t win the fight in the performance or camera department, so they do another trick — they try to dazzle you with an extreme battery life, and possibly …

Asus takes a jab at Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, touts ZenFone 3 Zoom's superior battery life

Asus today released a video that pits its ZenFone 3 Zoom against Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. More exactly, Asus took the time to compare the battery life and charging times of the two handsets (which aren’t completely different, first and foremost because both sport 5.5-inch 1080p screens).

As you’ll see in the video – embedded below – the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom lasts longer than the iPhone 7 Plus when shooting a time-lapse video, as well as when playing back a video. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the ZenFone 3 Zoom packs a 5000 mAh battery, while the iPhone 7 Plus features a 2900 …

The Fitbit smartwatch leaks out, promises 4 days of battery life

Fitbit had run into a bit of trouble while developing its smartwatch. We reported last month that the smartwatch should have been released this spring before Apple’s next watch would be announced this fall.

According to the latest reports coming from sources familiar with Fitbit plans, the smartwatch won’t make its debut on the market until later this fall. On the bright side, we now have more information on the smartwatch’s specs and design.

A set of pictures allegedly showing the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch have just been leaked online. The images came along …

15 tips and tricks to improve battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

There is an interesting trend going on with modern smartphones over the last several years – big advancements are made in nearly all hardware and software areas, but battery life always seems to improve at a slower pace.

This peculiar progression can be clearly observed in 2017 – so far, some of the biggest Android manufacturers came out with flagships that have thin bezels, large displays, and beefed-up performance specs.

Samsung has been at the forefront of these developments, as the company’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets feature a beautiful new design …

Galaxy S8 battery life test: Snapdragon vs Exynos edition, a familiar tale

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same battery capacity as its predecessor the S7, but lasted longer when we ran it through our standardized battery benchmark. Since both phones come with the power-hungry high-res displays, we can attribute the better endurance mostly to the more frugal Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets of the S8. After all, they are made with the newest 10nm production node, compared to their 14nm siblings in the S7.

While the S8 certainly scores better in that department than the S7, they do share one battery life characteristic – the global version of the S8 with …