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Honor 20 Pro Review – One Of The Best Smartphones That May Never Launch

It feels as if not a month goes by without Honor announcing a new model in its lineup. While it may seem like excessive market saturation, Honor is strategic in their marketing and release cycles. In particular they have a precise target for devices and it is this strategy that brings us the Honor 20...

The Storage Access Framework is the only way for apps to work with all your files in Android Q. And it’s terrible.

Android Q is fundamentally changing the way storage works on your phone. In every version up to Pie, Android's storage worked like a desktop computer: you can use any app you want to read or write any file (if you grant an app permission to do so). With Q, Google is introducing (and requiring) "Scoped...

LG made prototypes of the G6 with the Snapdragon 835. Here’s one of them.

Released back in March of 2017, the LG G6 was decently received by the smartphone community. It was a solid device that cost a fair amount less than other flagships of its generation such as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Beyond that, however, it didn't receive much attention. That is, it didn't receive much attention after...

Spotify tests social listening to let you and your friends control music together

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services on the planet right now. They continue to add features to the platform and apps. The Android app recently got a sleep timer and now it appears a new "Social Listening" feature is in the works. Discovered by app scooper Jane Manchun Wong, Spotify is in...

Allow all app notifications to use Edge Lighting on curved Samsung phones with this app

Edge Lighting is one of the few features from Samsung that compliments the curved edge screens. It makes the sides of their curved phones glow when a notification comes in. It's supposed to work with almost any app notification, but it's specifically made for messaging apps. That's why messaging apps typically are the most reliable...

No more Moto Z phones this year, claims Motorola USA’s Twitter account

The debate about how Lenovo handled Motorola after its acquisition from Google can get pretty heated. A lot of people had high hopes when they were being operated by Google and kept onto that optimism after they shifted to Lenovo's control. Since then, it seems as if the company has lost focus as they attempt...

Digital Wellbeing can now enable Wind Down on specific days of the week

Google has been working quite actively on Digital Wellbeing as of late. The new service from Mountain View's tech giant had a bit of bad press as it was blamed for the performance issues of some smartphones. Google is working on improving the performance of the Pixel 3 series but we're told Digital Wellbeing isn't...

Samsung Internet Beta 9.4 adds a built-in autoplay video blocker

Samsung's web browser, simply named Samsung Internet, is one of the most feature-full web browsers there is. It has security features, ad blocker support, and even a download booster. Now, Samsung has added QR code scanning and a built-in autoplay video blocker natively into the latest beta of the app. Many websites have autoplay videos when...

[Update 4: Amazon interested in Boost Mobile] Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to merger, pending regulatory approval

We could soon see the number of major mobile carriers in the United States decrease from four to three if things go according to plan. T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to merge, so long as the merger is approved by anti-trust regulators, that is. The companies were reportedly in talks to merge in September...

The Google Pixel 3a will get Playground support in the front camera in a few weeks

The Google Pixel 3a hosts a camera performance equivalent to the flagship Pixel 3 but with a few compromises in areas such as the material of construction, a duller display, a lower-powered processor, and a single front camera. We've seen in our initial impressions of the Pixel 3a that the while the smartphone matches up...

Land 1TB of Ultra-Secure Cloud Backup with Degoo Premium

If you’re still relying on physical, external hard drives to backup your data, you’re missing out. Cloud backup services have come a long way since their humble inception, and it’s now possible to lock down massive amounts of secure online backup space on the cheap. Degoo Premium is an award-winning cloud backup service that provides next-level...

Netflix certifies the OnePlus 7/7 Pro, Razer Phone 2, Huawei P30/P30 Pro, and Honor Play for HDR video

Netflix is evergrowing and added almost 10 million subscribers in the last quarter globally a lot of people actually enjoy streaming it on their mobile devices. Over the last year, Widevine L1 license has almost become a popular criterion for buying a smartphone or a tablet and this shows that prefer a quality viewing experience....