New version of Pinterest Lens offers recipes based on full dish recognition

Pinterest’s Lens tool is available to everyone in the United States since March. The feature received many improvements in the coming months, but one of the most significant additions has been announced today.

The Lens tool can now provide users with recipes whenever it recognizes a dish. The option wasn’t available until today, as Pinterest Lens could only offer food recipes based on the individual ingredients.

With the new ability, Pinterest Lens users can now recreate meals, so the next time they like a dish they ate at their favorite restaurant, they …


LG software updates schedule: When will my LG phone get a new Android version?

Let’s talk about LG. The South Korean company that refuses to add anything but zeros behind the decimal point of its Android versions, no matter how helpful those other numbers might be. If you’re the proud owner of an LG phone, we’re sorry to inform you that this is unlikely to change.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that LG phones won’t be getting maintenance and security updates. However, even those will be few and far in between. If you’re an LG owner, you should expect just one update every few months, incorporating several security patches at once.

But …

ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming

Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. What we’re not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film. A special case engraved with the movie’s logo, and containing a skull, is added to the back of the handset.

Features related to the movie are added to the UI once the special case is attached to the phone. This is done using the special NFC chip embedded in the case. The Pirates of the Caribbean special …

Beta version of Apex Launcher released, stable app coming soon

Once among the most popular Android launchers, Apex Launcher had been left unattended for the last two years, but that’s about to change as developers announced last month they will start updating the app soon.

However, before launching new updates to Apex Launcher, the developer want users feedback, which is why they plan to kick off a beta program that will allow them to test new features and improvements before they go live in the Google Play store.

Those who wish to join the beta program should know that the beta version of Apex Launcher will replace …

Injustice 2 out now on iOS, Android version coming soon

It looks like Warner Bros. has just opened up Injustice 2 to everyone owning a compatible iOS device. The mobile game was soft-launched in select markets earlier this year, but only in the App Store.

The situation hasn’t changed after the worldwide release, as Android users can only pre-register on the game’s page in the Google Play store. iOS players can get it for free, but keep in mind that the game is not optimized for devices with less than 1GB RAM.

Injustice 2 expands on the first game by adding new characters, and lots of new modes. Developed by NetherRealm …

Alleged HTC U 11 renders show a glossy red version of the phone

HTC U 11 – this is (likely) the name of the brand new flagship smartphone that HTC will announce later this month, on May 16. The company already released a few teasers showcasing bits and parts of the U 11, while also indirectly confirming a rumor: the new handset features a squeezeable frame (reportedly, this will be called Edge Sense).

Before HTC gets the chance to officially present its next generation flagship, it seems that we can already take a look at it – or at least at renders that reportedly show what the real device will look like. Revealed by …

Hong Kong version of Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile networks

You might be ecstatic over your new Samsung Galaxy S8+. But if you live in the U.S., you brain might be nudging you about the version of the phone that features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Yes, that is a 50% hike from the 4GB of RAM on your Galaxy S8+, not to mention the doubling of native storage. Your brain keeps repeating over and over how nice it would be to have that extra multi-tasking capability and all of that extra storage. Despite the heavy demand seen for the higher spec’d model, Samsung doesn’t plan on selling it in the states at this time.

But there is some promising …

Affordable BLU R1 Plus packs a large battery, old version of Android

If you’re in need of a new and affordable unlocked smartphone, you may want to check out the R1 Plus, the latest handset released by Miami-based BLU. 

Priced at $159.99, the BLU R1 Plus succeeds last year’s R1 HD, offering a larger display (5.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels) and a beefier 4,000 mAh battery. According to BLU, this battery should last “for more than one day” on a single charge. 

Built around an aluminum frame, the new handset is powered by a 64-bit, quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor, further featuring 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, …

Hi-Fi version of the LG G6 with Quad DAC and Dual SIM capabilities surfaces in Singapore

Just the other day, we told you that the LG G6 variant sporting Quad DAC would soon be available in regions outside of Korea. One country that is greeting the device with open arms starting today is Australia. Another country that will be offering this version of LG’s new flagship is Singapore. A couple of images we received today from a PhoneArena reader show the LG G6 with labeling on the back promoting the Quad 32-bit DAC. The other picture shows the Quick Settings screen on the handset, which contains an on/off switch for the Quad DAC feature.

The Quad Digital-to-Analog converter in …

Which Galaxy S8 color version would you pick?


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and even up for preorder, and they look every bit as groundbreaking in terms of design as we got accustomed to from the leaks that kept pouring on fast and furious, Seoul Drift edition, in the last month or so. Available in five colors including Midnight Black, the all-new Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold, the Galaxy S8’s metal frames balance nicely with the glass chassis, “creating a seamless color transition that brings together art and technology to complete the phone’s concept of oneness,” claims Samsung. 

Marketing …