2017 top-tier smartphones that still have a fingerprint scanner on the front

Fingerprint scanners were made popular by the iPhone 5s way back in 2013. Housed in the home button at the front, Touch ID made phone unlocking super simple — press home button to wake the phone, wait for it to scan your finger to unlock. Naturally, it quickly became a trend and is now a standard feature that’s making its way to mid-range and even some lower level phones.

But not every phone has their fingerprint scanner on the front. Some had them installed on their backs, next to the camera, some have them on the side frame. In fact, with the war on the bezel …


U.S. LTE coverage is top-tier but speeds are lacking, according to OpenSignal's latest report

Wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its biannual “The State of LTE” report today, which highlights some of the interesting trends when it comes to worldwide 4G coverage.

South Korea is, unsurprisingly, the country with the best quality LTE connectivity in the world, but its competition is catching up fast as well. The United States, for example, has the fourth-best nationwide coverage (measured not geographically, but rather based on what percentage of the time a user is connected to LTE). This is thanks to a push from carriers …

Apple slashes top-tier iCloud storage price in half

The last time when Apple revised its iCloud storage offerings was a week before the iPhone 7 launch event last September, when a new 2TB tier was introduced. Now, right after WWDC 2017, Cupertino cut the price of this option in half – from $19.99 to $9.99 per month. Another change that was quietly made: the company has removed the 10-dollar 1TB storage tier. 

If you purchased a 1TB monthly plan before June 5, 2017, your account was upgraded automatically to a 2TB monthly plan.
So in short, here’s how all of iCloud’s tiers currently stand …