Would you even look at Face ID or iris-scanning if you still have the fingerprint option?

Apple has been on a roll for removing stuff lately. In 2016, it removed the headphone jack and, in 2017, it removed the home button and Touch ID fingerprint reader. Of course, the security measure was instantly replaced by the brand-new Face ID, which… still draws mixed opinions.

Competing manufacturers, like Samsung, also have iris scanning and face scanning on board but also continue to offer a fingerprint pad somewhere on the device. We have to wonder — would users even look at an iris scanner (does it destroy the joke if we say the pun is intended?) when they have the good old …


Truecaller for Android updated with Backup option and Contacts list

The fine folks at Truecaller have just announced their application has just been updated with a couple of new features, some by popular demand. As the title says, Truecaller now features a backup option, which will allow you to backup all your contacts, call history, call logs, block list, and settings preferences.

According to developers, the backup is stored on your Google Drive for safe-keeping, so if you don’t have an account you’re be prompted to create one the first time you backup Truecaller. The backup option has a setting that enables you to select how often you want the app to …

Microsoft Launcher update adds option to create folders in app drawer, more

Microsoft Launcher is bringing more new features to its users. After adding a host of improvements to the Android app last week, Microsoft is now delivering another update that includes some of the most requested features.

The most important addition to the Android launcher is the option to create folders in the app drawer. Also, the update brings the ability to select multiple items at the same time, across different pages.

The launcher now allows users to move, remove, drag & drop or even created new folders in home screen or app drawer through …

YouTube on iOS scores support for the iPhone X: New 'zoom to fill' option debuts

Lucky users have already got their hands on the iPhone X, but meanwhile, developers are working hard on updating their apps to support the mold-breaking 2:1 display of the device, which is a first for Apple.

One of the latest top-tier apps to score support for the iPhone X’s intricacies is none other than YouTube, which now support pinch to zoom for a fullscreen experience alongside a regular letterbox mode that doesn’t make full use of the display real estate.
Once you update the YouTube app on your iPhone X to v12.43, you will be able to simply pinch …

Jet Black color option finally available for 32GB iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple is finally offering 32GB versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the stylish jet black finish. This slight revision is one of the several changes introduced to the Apple Store following last night’s iPhone announcement event.
Previously, the color variant was only available to the 128GB and 256GB versions of the 2016 flagships. Customers had to pay a price premium for the shade due to it being difficult to manufacture. 
Although undeniably attractive, the glossy, reflective finish does have some drawbacks. …

Google adds playback speed option on YouTube for Android and iOS

A brand new feature is slowing rolling out to YouTube users on Android and iOS devices, one that will surely make them happy. Google has just announced it is now allowing YouTube users to choose the playback speed of the videos they are watching.

Variable speed playback is available on the desktop app for several years now but only made it to mobiles this week, even though it was the most highly requested features.

Once Google finishes rolling out the new feature, YouTube users will be able to speed up or slow down videos in the iOS and Android apps. According to developers, the playback …

Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 released with night mode, new high contrast option

Samsung updated its beta version of Internet Browser a few days ago, but the features and improvements added haven’t been tested for too long before they made it to the stable app.

The new version of Samsung Internet Browser has been improved with all the new features introduced in the beta app. Among the most important new improvements included is the night mode, which seems to have more and more fans among smartphone users.

Also, Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 now comes with a new high contrast option, which makes everything on the screen look clearer and …

Facebook Camera updated with support for GIFs and new option to go live

Since more and more Android and iOS fans are taking advantage of its camera app, Facebook has decided to add a couple of new features that will bring it on par with the competition.

Starting today, Android and iOS fans will be able to make use of three new improvements. The first one will allow them to go live from the Facebook Camera, which will also enable them to use some of the app’s creative effects. Going live will make your video appear in your Story and the audience you’ve previously selected will be able to watch it.

Furthermore, the update adds …

More photos of the Google Pixel 2 leak, is this a new color option?

From all we’ve seen and heard so far, Google’s 2017 offerings in the Pixel line are going in two entirely different directions. While the larger device (most commonly called the Pixel XL 2, though the name is not yet confirmed) is jumping on the trend of displays with tall aspect ratios and tiny bezels, the smaller Pixel 2 is keeping much more in line with its predecessor.

And just a few days after we saw the first ever images of the latter, courtesy of the ever-reliable Evan Blass, GSMArena has published a couple more pictures the device, complete with …

In certain markets, Apple now accepts PayPal as a payment option for apps, tunes, music and more

Earlier today, PayPal and Apple announced that PayPal has become an Apple Payment Partner. This means that PayPal can be used to pay for purchases made from the App Store, iBooks, iCloud, iTunes and more. Right now, PayPal can be used for purchases made in Canada and Mexico, but PayPal says that it will be soon available in other markets including the U.S. There is no word on when iOS users in the states will be allowed to employ PayPal.

To set up your PayPal card with your Apple account, follow these steps:

Sign in with Touch ID or your Apple ID and password. Tap payment information. …