10 real reasons to buy the iPhone X… and a few to let it slide

Now that the iPhone X reviews and first impressions are done and dusted, quite a few tangible advantages you can get from Apple’s latest and greatest have emerged, and these are no longer marketing speak, but actual features or options that are better than what the competition has to offer. 

With the iPhone X, Apple delivered not only in its usual strong areas like display, design, and camera quality, but also improved on traditionally average points like screen-to-body ratio, battery life, or pixel density.
On the flip side, …


Surprise! Your main reasons not to buy the Note 8 are interface and price (poll results)

Last week, we asked you what would be your main reasons to eschew the fine Galaxy Note 8, and save your cash for another day, just as we did for the iPhone 8, where it turned out that folks are largely waiting on the elusive iPhone X. In the case of Samsung’s finest phablet to date, though, the main reason that was cited by no less than 44% of our 2969 respondents was the hefty $930 price tag that the Note 8 carries. 
Next in line were Samsung’s heavy Android coat of points called the Experience UI, followed by the sheer size of the device. …

Is the Galaxy S8 a better buy than the iPhone X? Here are some reasons it might be…

So, November is nearly here, and with it comes the great holiday shopping. A good time of the year to get yourself a nice, shiny new smartphone, or get nagged into buying one for somebody else. We kid, we kid.

The iPhone X is about to hit the store shelves in just a couple of weeks, and there’s also this other bezel-less kid on the block — you might have heard of it — the Samsung Galaxy S8. Which one should you buy? Do you splurge the $999 required to get the latest and greatest from Apple, or is the Galaxy S8, which can be found for about $625 on Amazon right now, …

What would be your main reasons not to buy the iPhone 8?

For all the talk of “soft” iPhone 8 and 8 Plus demand in anticipation of the iPhone X later in the season, their sales seem to be pretty substantial, according to what’s probably the most reputed Apple analyst out there, KGI Securities’s Ming-Chi Kuo. The all-important carrier sales in particular have been pretty “stable,” he calls them, and opening weekend shipments were 50% of last year’s volume, which apparently is in line with most analysts’ expectation, given that there is a third major iPhone on the horizon.

Folks are surprisingly flocking more to the Plus version, …

For reasons unknown, Huawei has removed all EMUI images from its website

In a surprising turn of events, Huawei has decided to remove all EMUI images for its smartphones from its official website. Usually, Huawei smartphone owners could download and flash ROM images from a dedicated website, which came in handy when new versions of EMUI would be uploaded by the Chinese company.

Now when you visit Huawei’s website that was hosting the download links, you are met with a message that informs you all EMUI images have been removed.

To deliver a more convenient and satisfactory update service, Huawei now only provides online updates …

Unknown reasons have reportedly delayed the official Android O rollout

According to a new piece of information that is floating around, Android O will get delayed due to unknown reasons, which most likely involve a ton of ironing out bugs and issues. Coming straight from Android Police’s David Ruddock, this unconfirmed new rumor basically implies that we wouldn’t see Android O get officially seeded to Pixel devices in mid-August, possibly this or next week, which was the public’s general expectation.
So, when is Android O bound to become official? 
A tough question. With zero insider information …

T-Mobile pulls the LG G6 BOGO deal in the US for reasons unknown

T-Mobile and LG announced a few days ago a promotion on the latter’s flagship, the G6, which will run through May 10 to June 8. The promotional offer would allow customers to buy one LG G6 at full price and receive another one for free.

Even though consumers would have to pay for both phones, LG would send a rebate in the form of a $500 electronic check by email after approximately six weeks.

Well, it looks that the BOGO deal offer on the LG G6 has been pulled by T-Mobile and is no longer available on its website. The carrier issued an internal document addressed …

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2: What we want to see

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It’s official: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is getting a second season. While we’ve already listed the perils of that decision, that decision has been made. So let’s look forward to what the show could do well and what it should do better.

Help for Jessica and Justin

The pair that should’ve been Liberty High’s “It couple” was at the beginning of Hannah’s tapes, but it’s the events described in the later tapes that leave them shaken and scarred entering Season 2. The show fleshed out Jessica and Justin better than the novel, especially with their family dynamics. Jess is now coming to terms with her painful assault and Justin with his complicity in what happened to her, but with the right support system they could both overcome. Read more…

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Apple's new red iPhones won't be (RED) in China; here's a few possible reasons why

Apple on Tuesday announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED) models. The two special-edition devices are identical to the regular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in terms of hardware, but feature unique red backplates and, what’s more important, a chunk of all proceeds from each device sale goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

The two special-edition iPhone 7 models are going on sale in China as well, where registrations for their launch have surpassed the number of available units, but they won’t be carrying the (RED) branding in the region. The phones will otherwise …

4 Reasons Why Some People Aren’t Crazy About IPad

Many waited in line for the release of Apple’s ‘revolutionary’ tablet PC, the iPad. But many, too, shrugged their shoulders with indifference and dissatisfaction over the fact that this almighty device would not deliver on its promise. Well, these two opposing views clearly show how polarized people are with iPad. Let us take a look at a few things that make iPad a not-so-hot item for some.

iPad 2.0 will be available soon, so why bother? This is a big issue. The currently released iPad is a big disappointment for many and that doesn’t help much with Apple’s efforts to make its newest tablet PC a big hit. Whether the disappointments of the general public – techies, mostly – are justified or not, it still hurts Apple’s sales. It still, in many ways, discouraged quite a huge number of people from buying the product.

But on top of this issue is the expectation that Apple will release a new, upgraded version soon. (Maybe this time, iPad will come with a built-in camera.) People would rather wait for the upgraded version, which many expect will offer a substantially improved version of its predecessor. Following this line of thinking, people would rather wait for one full year or two than dole out their more than $ 500 on a device that will soon be replaced.

It doesn’t support Flash. Ok, big deal. Apple seems to have a thing for Adobe’s Flash, a standard on the web. Flash is what most websites and rich media are built with. It’s the program that runs videos, audios and games that have saturated the online world. But Apple seem not to like it. The company prefers a more stable, less vulnerable to hack platform. It prefers its own HTML5. It only makes perfect sense that all Apple’s products – iPad included – runs on this platform and not on Flash.

What most people don’t quite get though is that nearly all websites on the internet use Adobe Flash. For the end users, this means that when visiting websites using iPad’s browser, Safari – glorious and beautiful as it is – there would still be some problems that may be encountered. Big problems. No Hulu and HBO for now, buddy.

No built-in camera. Na ah. Before Steve Jobs formally presented iPad to the public, everyone thought it’s a no-brainer that Apple will attach a camera to the device. Apparently, iPad doesn’t carry one and there seems to be no clear indication that iPad 2.0 will have one. For now, iPad can’t be used for taking snapshots of yourself or for making video calls over Skype or YM.

You only get to multitask when running Apple’s native applications. iPad runs on iPhone’s OS, fine. What is not okay though is that the same limitations on iPhone are experienced with the iPad. Say goodbye to multitasking.

If you are a regular user and if you see iPad as nothing more than a sophisticated, multifunctioning multimedia player/toy/laptop hybrid, it won’t be much of a problem. But if you live your life online, you’ll be stumped. There is no way you can listen to iTunes while making a video call using Skype.

4 Reasons Why Some People Aren’t Crazy About IPad

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