Apple iPhone support app will reserve the iPhone battery you need, and alert you when it's in stock

Ever since Apple disseminated its apology last month for slipping in software under iPhone owners’ noses, which was used to throttle the CPU speed of certain models, Apple Stores around the world have been mobbed. Here’s why. Apple said that it had to slowdown the processor on certain handsets since these units no longer had the battery strength to handle complex tasks, without the risk of shutting down the phone. Fixing that requires Apple to swap out the weaker battery for a brand new fresh one. To get back into good graces with its customers, Apple cut the price to replace the battery on select …


Android 8.1 factory images with January security patch now available for these stock Android models

Factory images are useful for those who don’t have any patience and won’t wait for an OTA update to hit their handset. It also helps those who are customizing their device get back to the latest Android build, just in case they screw up. New Android 8.1 factory images for three carrier specific stock Android devices are now available, and come three weeks after Google first disseminated the January 2018 security patch with an update. In addition to the factory images, these particular models will also receive the update OTA.

Let’s end the suspense. The following handsets now have an Android …

Samsung users: do you use Google Chrome or the stock Samsung Browser?

For a long, long time, most Android users have been used to taking a certain set of steps when setting up their brand-new device, no matter its brand. Among these steps is setting Google Chrome as a default browser for your phone and overriding whatever proprietary app the manufacturer tried to force upon them. Many phone makers have now given up on making their own Internet browsers, but Samsung is one that just doesn’t give up.

But here comes the plot twist — the Samsung Internet Browser has actually become good through the years. It’s fast, it supports extensions, …

Mate 10 and 10 Pro get slapped with stock Android Oreo, confirming their Treble cred

Huawei is finally primed to exit its pariah state in the US carrier market, as its CEO Richard Yu officially confirmed in an interview with ABC that the company will have the high-end Mate 10 line in carrier stores as soon as January, and at a “competitively priced” tag to boot. 
We are already salivating at the thought that Huawei may get creative with pricing of the Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro in order to gain a foothold in the all-important carrier portfolios. After all, the Mate 10 Pro has the best battery life in its class, a camera set that …

Nokia 2 is now in stock at Amazon, you can buy one for just $99

Nokia 2, HMD’s cheapest Android smartphone went on sale in the United States last week, but only two retailers were able to offer it: B&H and Best Buy. Starting today, Amazon has the Nokia 2 available as well, and you can get one for the same price – $99.

For that amount, you’ll be getting a pretty decent smartphone that’s likely to run Android Oreo at some point, even though it ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat at the moment.

Under the hood, the Nokia 2 packs a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. These …

OnePlus 5T goes on sale in the US, 64 GB and 128 GB models in stock


Right on time, today, OnePlus started selling its newest
flagship phone – the OnePlus 5T. The new handset comes in two variants: 6 GB of
RAM + 64 GB of storage space (priced at $499), and 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of
storage space (priced at $559). Right now, in the US, the cheaper model can ship in
7 days, while the more expensive one has a 4-day shipping time. All orders
include free shipping, and “15-day no-hassle return.”

 

To celebrate the launch of its new phone, OnePlus has some
deals that fans can take advantage of. For example, you can get a OnePlus 5T
Protective Case and 3D Tempered …

Black & White (panda) Google Pixel 2 XL is now back in stock


In early October, when Google started taking pre-orders for
its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the Kinda Blue and Black & White variants of the handsets went out of stock fast. Now, while the Kinda Blue
Pixel 2 remains out of stock, the Black & White (aka panda) Pixel 2 XL can
finally be ordered again from Google Store, at least in the US.

 

The not so great news is that Google can only ship the panda
Black & White 2 XL in 3-4 weeks (64 GB model), or 2-3 weeks (128 GB model).
Thus, if you’re placing an order today, you may not receive your panda phone before
December …

Nokia 2 announced: Stock Android, solid 2-day battery life, ultra-affordable price tag

HMD and Nokia just unveiled the latest affordable device in its device lineup, the Nokia 2. What makes it a noteworthy entrant? Let’s break those specs down and see what the fuss is all about.
Ticking inside the Nokia 2 is the Snapdragon 212, a 1.2GHz chipset comprising four ARM Cortex-A7 cores. Although it’s a rather humble chipset, the Snapdragon 212 seems like the perfect match for the Nokia 2: aside from being extremely affordable and LTE-ready, the real ace up its sleeve is its exceptional power efficiency. Couple that one with the large, 4,100mAh battery …

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Apple executives are awarded stock bonuses that could be worth tens of millions of dollars

Certain Apple executives, including marketing chief Phil Schiller and retail head Angela Ahrendts, combined to receive Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that won’t vest until fiscal year 2022. Other executives included in the awards are Eddy Cue, who is in charge of internet software, software engineering head (and star of the Apple iPhone X unveiling) Craig Federighi, CFO Luca Maestri, Hardware Engineering chief Dan Riccio, Hardware Technologies leader Johny Srouji, and COO Jeffrey Williams.

Overall, 128,584 RSUs were handed out by Apple’s Board of Directors. On October 1st, 64,885 RSUs were …