News Brief

Any news that we cover. The default category.

Telegram 8.0.1 update adds new individual chat themes, interactive emoji, and more

Telegram rolled out a big update earlier this month, adding unlimited live streams, the ability to remove captions from media, an improved sticker panel, new animated emoji, and much more. Now the company is back again with a new update for its instant messaging app, version 8.0.1, that adds new customization options for individual chats,...

Alleged Surface Pro 8 leaks with all of the features you wanted

We're just a few days away from Microsoft's big Surface launch, where we're expecting to see the Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro X, Surface Go 3, Surface Book 4, and Surface Duo 2. Today, it seems that the Surface Pro 8 has leaked in all its glory. The leak comes from a screenshot of a...

Verizon offers up to $1000 off a new iPhone 13 with a trade-in

It's iPhone season, so of course, the major carriers are all competing for your wallet. Verizon is coming out swinging with a promotion offering up to $1,000 off a new iPhone 13 series device with select trade-ins, even if your trade-in device is broken. You just need one of their premium plans to get top...

Android 12.1 will bring a new AOSP wallpaper after nearly 5 years

"The sky is not pink", reads the title of a code change Google has just submitted internally to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Gerrit. The code change replaces the default "pink sky" wallpaper that Google first introduced to the open source version of Android nearly 5 years ago. In its place is a new...

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 could be smaller than the S21 in more than one way

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will likely launch in just a few months, and the rumor mill is well underway. Last month, a leak revealed that the Galaxy S22 Ultra might use the same zoom cameras as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and an even more recent leak has tipped both the S22 and the S22+ to...

Canadians can now use the Pixel 5’s “Hold For Me” feature to stay on the line

Alongside the launch of the Google Pixel 5 and the Google Pixel 4a 5G last year, the company debuted a new Pixel-exclusive feature called "Hold for Me". It activates once you call a business and get put on hold, and you can either choose to stay on hold, and wait and stay attentive for when...

The complete specs of the Surface Go 3 leak with no surprises

Next week, Microsoft is going to be holding a big hardware event, where it's expected to announce the Surface Book 4, the Surface Pro 8, a new Surface Pro X, the Surface Duo 2, and the Surface Go 3. Probably the least exciting of the bunch is the Surface Go 3, but thanks to WinFuture,...

Android 11’s auto-reset permissions feature is coming to older OS versions

With Android 11, Google introduced auto-revoking permissions that barred unused apps from accessing sensitive permissions granted by the user. While this privacy feature currently remains exclusive to Android 11 and above devices, it will soon be trickling down to older versions of Android — all the way back to Android 6.0. Today, Google announced it is...

Amazon Appstore shows up in the Microsoft Store, but you can’t have it yet

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Windows Subsystem for Android showed up in the Microsoft Store, even if it didn't do anything for people that downloaded it. Now, as spotted by Microsoft leakster WalkingCat, the other piece of the Android app puzzle has arrived. The listing for the Amazon Appstore in the Microsoft Store...

Samsung’s One UI 4 Beta unlocks eSIM support on the U.S. Galaxy S21

Samsung recently launched its One UI 4 Beta for the Galaxy S21 line, and it looks like eSIM was added along with it. As spotted by users on Reddit and Max Weinbach on Twitter, the One UI 4 Beta unlocks eSIM support for the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. On most phones, customers need...

OnePlus 9’s latest OxygenOS update brings many camera improvements and Hasselblad XPan mode

For the OnePlus 9 series, OnePlus partnered up with the Swedish camera maker Hasselblad. This partnership did pay off as both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro finally delivered a flagship-level camera performance that OnePlus fans have been asking for many years. Since its launch, OnePlus has continued to tweak and improve the camera...

Google Chrome may soon automatically fetch discounts coupons for you

Google Chrome is working on a new feature that may help you save money while shopping online. This new feature will automatically fetch discount coupons for items saved in your shopping cart, saving you both time and money. Folks over at Chrome Story have spotted a new commit on Chromium Gerrit that reveals a new shopping...