Which OnePlus 6 version should I buy? Mirror Black vs Midnight Black vs Silk White comparison

With lots of fanfare, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 6 the other day, its 5th-gen flagship device that wants continues to challenge the established order and offer top-of-the-line specs at a rather stomachable price tag.

Joining the fray with its efficient 19:9 display aspect ratio, bezel-busting design, and thin frame, the device looks every bit modern, just like the majority of contemporary mid-range and flagship phones that aim to maximize the precious screen real estate, even at the stake of getting a controversial display notch up front.

That’s probably enough …


Microsoft updates the mobile Edge browser for iOS (UPDATE: Android version, too)

For those iOS users who would rather use Microsoft Edge than Safari on their Apple iPhone and iPad devices, an update is now available. Taking the mobile version of Edge to version 42.1, the changelist includes an improved Hub design, the usual performance enhancements, and a way to display shortcut keys on an iPad. To do the latter, simply press the command key on a keyboard attached to an iOS powered tablet, and the available shortcut keys will appear on the screen.
With the Edge app on your phone or tablet (there is also a version for Android), you can browse on …

Fortnite for iOS gains customizable HUD, voice chat, Android version coming this summer

Fortnite is making tens of millions on mobile and the folks over at Epic Games haven’t even launched the game on the Android platform. Although developers said they plan to make it available in the Google Play Store when Fortnite was launched on iOS, they didn’t announce any time frames.

Today, in a blog post that details all the changes that have just been added to the iOS game, Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite is coming to Android “this summer.” The studio said that when they’ll have more information to share about the release, they will make it public immediately.

As far as the …

New Galaxy Note 9 benchmark test surfaces: US version of the phone likely has 6 GB of RAM

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will probably not be announced before August, but the company is – unsurprisingly – already testing the phone. Just a couple of days ago, a Snapdragon-based Note 9 was benchmarked on Geekbench, so we now have a new pseudo-proof that the handset exists (most likely, no one was doubting that anyway).
The new Galaxy Note phone that’s been benchmarked has the model number SM-N960U. This is almost certainly a US-bound Note 9, as it succeeds the SM-N950U – one of the official US variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (pictured above). The …

Report: Facebook considers an ad-free version; the end of Cambridge Analytica

In the weeks since the last time we brought up Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the latter has closed up shop and has been ordered by a U.K. watchdog agency to turn over data on a U.S. professor by the name of David Carroll, under the threat of unlimited fines. There’s a whole new meaning of unlimited that we wouldn’t want U.S. carriers to adopt. It seems that last year, Professor Carroll received partial information concerning his psychological profile that was put together by the now defunct consulting firm. This data ranked his interests on topics like gun rights, immigration, healthcare, education …

Opera launches new mobile browser for Android, iPhone version coming soon

Opera Touch is the name of the new mobile browser coming from the Norwegian software company with a similar name. Unlike the standard Opera mobile browser, Touch has been specifically designed to work together with the desktop version of the browser, regardless of your smartphone’s manufacturer.

Secondly, Opera Touch is very easy to use with just one hand, thus giving users a more comfy experience while browsing the web. All the browser’s key functions have been moved within the thumb’s reach, which is why you should have no issues using Opera Touch with one hand.

When …

Google app gets updated to version 8.0, includes new feature "Your People" which is not yet live

The Google app for Android has been updated to version 8.0. One new item is the addition of the “Your People” page, which apparently is a way for Google Assistant users to set up a link between nicknames and relationships to people in their contacts. This way they can tell the virtual assistant to call, text or email  “Mom” and the virtual assistant will make the call, send a text or send an email to the correct number or email address. To see the “Your People” page, go to the Google Assistant settings and click on Personal info. From there, tap on “Your People” (see the screenshots at the …

Rumored new version of YouTube Kids will block content not curated by humans

According to a report published yesterday, a new version of the YouTube Kids app is rumored to be coming. Unlike the current version of the app, the new one will do away with the use of algorithms to select its inventory of videos. All clips selected for the new YouTube Kids must be curated by a human being. This will prevent those with malicious intent from playing to the algorithms by making it appear that a video is kid-friendly even if it contains disturbing images.

Last month, we told you that Google was removing a number of “conspiracy” themed videos from YouTube for Kids, including …

Apple Store app version 5.0 released, here is what's new

Apple has just updated the app that lets iOS users interact with its online store. Since this is a major release, Apple tagged it version 5.0, so here is what you’ll get with the latest update.

First off, the new version of Apple Store is meant to turn the app into a more personal and relevant experience for iOS users who like to shop directly from their handsets. In order for that to happen, the application gained a couple of improvements like product and session recommendations, as well as the options to see Favorites in stock, and scan and buy accessories right from the iPhone.

Furthermore, …

YouTube for iOS updated with dark mode, Android version to get it "soon"

It looks like Google is in the process of rolling out a new update for the YouTube app, which will add a new dark mode, similar to the one that’s been released on desktop last year.

Nothing else seems to have been implemented except for this new dark theme, but one thing that’s worth mentioning is the update will only be available to iOS users initially.

The folks over at The Verge report Google plans to introduce the dark mode to the Android version of YouTube “soon.” In case you’re wondering why a Google service is getting a new feature on iOS before Android, we can’t really tell …