Category Archives: Mobile

Motorola and iFixit sell official DIY phone repair kits

Many tech companies frown on unofficial repairs, but not Motorola — in the right circumstances, it'll encourage you to fix devices yourself. The Lenovo brand has become the first major phone maker to provide parts to iFixit, which now sells officia…

Xiaomi’s new gaming smartphone comes with a Joy-Con

We've already seen the likes of Razer and ASUS making a push in the gaming smartphone market, but what you probably don't know is that Xiaomi has also been somewhat involved in this space — just not with its own identity. Dubbed Black Shark, this st…

Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone for most people

Everywhere I go, I see people hanging onto their old iPhones — those devices have usually seen better days, but there they are, still ticking away. Sometimes, as socially anxious as I am, I ask people about it. More often than not, their an…

OnePlus will release one of the first 5G smartphones

Shortly after Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon told us to expect at least two 5G flagship smartphones next year, you kind of know what to expect when OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei joined him on stage. Nope, they weren't here to talk about the new laun…

Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos

Now that Google's Pixel 3 phones have arrived people are finding the good and bad of the various software-enhanced features. One issue some have noticed — across a range of devices including some non-Pixel or Nexus phones — is a tendency to skip th…

Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

If you've been wondering when to expect the first 5G smartphone on the market, there's now a somewhat official answer from none other than Qualcomm. Speaking at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said that based on what…

NBC Sports adds ‘Snow Pass’ to its hyper-specific streaming options

NBC Sports announced "Snow Pass" today, which is the latest in hyper-specific sports streaming packages on NBC Sports Gold. Snow Pass includes over 700 hours of live coverage for seven winter sports: alpine skiing, nordic combined, ski jumping, cross…

Honor Magic 2′s sliding screen unveiled a week before launch

While the notch has become an unfortunate trend in the smartphone market, Vivo and Oppo have shown the world how a proper all-screen design should be done — by stuffing the front cameras into a motorized pop-up module. About two months later, Honor…

Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks

You can add another big name to the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks. UL Benchmarks has delisted Oppo's Find X and F7 phones from its 3DMark charts after testing from itself and Tech2 revealed that both devices were artificially ram…

Google Gboard’s floating keys make your giant phone more comfortable

Google is giving you the power to make its mobile keyboard float and to move it anywhere you want to. No need to chant Wingardium Leviosa — it's Le-vi-O-sa, by the way — just tap on Gboard's G icon, and you'll find the "Floating" option under its m…