You can now start a Duo video chat right in the middle of a regular phone call

Google has started rolling out a new feature on its Phone app that allows a Duo video call to be started up in the middle of a regular voice call. If you are using the Google Phone app and you call someone who has Duo installed on their device, you will see a new button added to the Phone app’s in-call list of options. Labeled “Video call” and paired with the Duo icon, pressing this button will disconnect the original phone call and launch the Duo app on both ends of the conversation.

If the recipient of the call isn’t decent, or doesn’t want to be on camera for one reason or another, the …


A regular Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink may actually exist

Around the end of June, we got word that Sammy is preparing a Galaxy S8+ in a bright and sparkly pink color. The bad news was that it was a limited run for the Taiwanese market only and that only the large S8+ would have the paint job.

Well, we suppose it did OK, because a new rumor claims that another run of pink Sammy flagships is about to launch — this time, we are expecting a Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink hitting Eastern Europe.

The report comes from serial leakster Roland Quandt, who is usually quite on point with his predictions. According to him, the new color is about to launch on …

Results: would you buy a discounted phone if the retailer uses it to serve you regular ads in exchange?

Amazon’s Prime exclusive phones have been a hot topic last week. With the Nokia 6 added to its roster, the discounted phones got a bit more attention than usual and had users asking themselves “Would I go for this deal?”.

Prime phones are usually midrangers, which you can buy at a $30 – $180 discount, depending on the phone, but there’s a catch. If you get one of these devices, you will also have to endure Amazon ads and offers popping up on your lockscreen at all times. That’s right, no more pictures of your dog or your cousin’s toddler — your lockscreen is now Amazon’s personal “your …

Would you buy a discounted phone if the retailer uses it to serve you regular ads in exchange?

Amazon’s Prime exclusive phones have been quite the topic this week. There are a couple of reasons behind this. For one, Nokia 6 has been added to the roster and we all know that this brand evokes quite a lot of feelings in phone fans. Secondly, Prime phones, usually midrangers, come with a nice discount — from $30 to $180 off, depending on the model.

Of course, there is a catch. If you get a bargain on a Prime exclusive phone, you will also have to endure Amazon ads and offers popping up on your lockscreen at all times. That’s right, no more pictures of your dog …

Meizu Pro 7 Plus gets pictured next to the regular Meizu Pro 7, rumored prices revealed

It looks like the dual-screened Meizu Pro 7 will have some jumbo-sized company when it launches. Among the new images leaking almost every day is one depicting a purported Meizu Pro 7 Plus next to the normal-sized handset. As expected, the Pro 7 Plus also has that much-talked-about secondary screen on its back panel. And, as you can clearly see, it’s got full support for playing Pac Man as well. What glorious times we live in!

In case you are wondering, the black handset on the left is, evidently, the Meizu Pro 7 Plus – it appears larger than the phone in silver (or gold) next to it, which …

You can still buy the HTC U11 for $599 ($50 off the regular price)

Last month, when HTC started taking pre-orders for its U11 flagship phone in the US, it offered customers the chance to get the handset for $50 off the regular price by using various promo codes. We assumed that this was a pre-order offer only, but we’re happy to report that the HTC U11 can still be bought for $50 off – thus, you’re paying $599 instead of $649 for it.

To get the U11 for $599, you have to visit HTC’s official US website (see the source link below) and use the promo code AMAZINGU11 at checkout. Apparently, this code is valid until July 1, so there are almost three full days …

Deal: Get the unlocked Moto G4 Play for just $100, 32% off its regular price

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent Price Offer ExpiresMoto G4 PlayB&HNew$135.75 ($199)
32% offJune 23
It’s 2017 and Android smartphones have finally reached the point at which even the lowest of the low-end is still good enough for casual use. Which makes deals like this one a noteworthy occasion: for just $100, you can get a reasonable smartphone experience, something almost unfathomable even just a couple of years back.
The phone in question is the Moto G4 Play, one of the company’s basic smartphone offerings, which …

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 may finally get compatibility with regular 22m wrist bands and straps

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a good-looking smartwatch with an aching pain point. You can’t put a strap you actually love on it, unless it’s made by ASUS. That’s because the company uses a system of its own to secure wrist straps to the smartwatch, which greatly limits the choice of available bands for it.

Well, if ASUS isn’t coming to its senses anytime soon, others will. SteelConect, a company specializing in wrist adapters for smartwatches, is creating one for the ZenWatch 3. Called the AZ3, it fits right onto the smartwatch’s lugs and lets you attach any ol’ 22mm …

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update now rolling out to regular (non-insider) users

One day later than expected, Microsoft has started sending out the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update worldwide to regular Windows 10 Mobile users. Yesterday, Microsoft decided to release the update to those registered as insiders. As we previously told you, only 13 units are receiving the update. But these 13 do account for 60% of Windows 10 Mobile users across the globe, according to AdDuplex. The latter is a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and the Windows Store. For the 40% not receiving the Creators Update, their phones’ updating days are over.

Thanks to a change in the updating …

How to scan QR codes and regular barcodes using just your camera app and Now on Tap (Android)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to scan a QR code using your smartphonephone, only to realize that you don’t have one of the myriad of dedicated scanning apps available installed on your device? Downloading a relatively small app on the spot is not that big of a hassle, but do you really need yet another app on your phone just for scanning a certain type of barcode that’s not all that popular in outside of Asia anyway? The answer is “no, you don’t”.

In fact, on Android, you can simply use your default camera app, or a substitute of …