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 …


Apple posts support page for iPhone X that advises how to reduce chances of burn-in on the screen

Apple has posted a support page about the Super Retina Display employed on the just launched Apple iPhone X. Among the topics is the OLED panel used on the phone. The iPhone X is the first iPhone ever to ditch LCD for OLED, and Apple felt it was appropriate to inform those who purchased the device what to expect from the screen. For example, Apple notes that if you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice shifts in color and hue. As Apple points out, “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior.”

Apple also cautions iPhone X users that over the long term, the OLED …

How do you do, fellow kids: Google Allo scores… meme support

Google Allo just got updated, and no, it still has neither SMS support nor a full-blown desktop client, but it now allows you to… scour the web for memes and send them to your pals.

Hard to grasp, we know, but it really looks like Google is trying to entice your average millenial with hip and trendy features that could win them over from Instagram, Snapchat, and other popular messaging apps.

Located inside the emoji search button right next to Send message button is a neat new feature that enables you to search for memes.

The …

NVIDIA Shield update adds Google Assistant improvements, YouTube TV support, more nifty features

NVIDIA is rolling out Shield Experience 6.1 update to its Android TV devices. The update brings quite a few new features and improvements, some of them having been previously mentioned by NVIDIA and Google.

First off, we have YouTube TV support for Shield owners in the United States, something that we’ve already reported about earlier today. Although Google Assistant has been enabled on NVIDIA Shield a while ago, the update brings some improvements that are meant to make it smarter.

All Google Assistant enhancements are only available in the US. After applying …

AT&T doesn't believe the iPhone X needs any aggressive promotion support, so it doesn't offer any

The iPhone X is the hottest device of the moment and Apple is doing everything it can to keep up the hype. In an attempt to lure as many customers as possible, many carriers in the United States announced earlier this week they will run various promotions on the iPhone X.

Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon carefully set their iPhone X deals in place before the smartphone went on pre-order on October 27, but not AT&T. Apparently, the carrier has decided against launching an aggressive promotion in support of Apple’s iPhone X.

With regard to the competitive …

Verizon updates the Moto Z2 Force to support Gigabit Class LTE speeds

Owners of the Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force should expect a notification about an update to come across the screen at any time. This is a pretty important update that will allow the device to support Big Red’s upcoming Gigabit Class LTE service. A couple of months ago, Verizon tallied a 1.07 Gbps speed in a lab using Qualcomm’s X20 LTE modem chip.  Don’t expect such a high speed from the Moto Z2 Force since the latter employs the less powerful X16 modem. And the phone won’t be used inside the perfect conditions found inside a lab.

The software version of the update is NDX26.183-15 …

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?

Back in April, T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz low-frequency spectrum that was part of an FCC auction. Also known as Band 71, the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Only one handset, the LG V30, currently is available with support for Band 71. Now, FCC documents reveal which handset will be the first from Samsung to work with the 600MHz spectrum.

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to …

Sprint rolls out CallingPLUS support for LG G6, other improvements too

LG’s G6 flagship recently received a small but important update at Sprint. The carrier quietly added CallingPLUS support for the LG G6, which becomes the fourth smartphone to offer this specific feature.

CallingPLUS is a communication solution specifically offered by Sprint, which allows customers to use voice and data simultaneously while on the carrier’s LTE network or Wi-Fi. Furthermore, CallingPLUS uses two features – Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE (voice and text on Sprint LTE network).

Aside from LG G6, the following smartphones support Sprint’s CallingPLUS …

Google's new Pixel 2 phones support even faster charging

We already knew that the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both support fast charging and unlike some other companies actually ship with a fast charger in the box, but did you know that you can get even faster charging speeds with a more powerful adapter?
The Google Pixel 2s ship with an 18-watt Type-C + PD power adapters, but new this year is that the phones can actually support 27W charging from compliant PD chargers.
So if you do get one of those more powerful 27-watt chargers, you will be able to charge …