OnePlus 5 teardown exposes the phone’s innards

Maybe you’ve heard that the OnePlus 5 got official a couple of days ago? Just in case our review or the controversies surrounding its cameras, benchmark cheating, and using the same screen as its predecessor haven’t quenched your thirst for OnePlus 5-related news, we’ve got you covered.

The handset has undergone a comprehensive teardown over at MyFixGuide. The entire thing (complete with dozens of images) can be found at the Source linked below, but here’s the gist of it.

The OnePlus 5 was found to feature a solid build overall, but it apparently does have some weak spots. While its…

Deal: Unlocked LG G6 now costs less than $500 (64 GB international model)

June 21, 2017

The unlocked version of the LG G6 officially costs $699.99 in the US, but retailers like Amazon and B&H have been selling the handset at lower prices: $629.99 and $599.99, respectively. Now, however, you can even get an unlocked G6 for less than $500, although there’s a catch.

To purchase an unlocked LG G6 for less than $500 ($475.97, to be exact), you need to buy its international version from eBay. The phone is offered by a top-rated eBay seller, and ships from Houston, Texas. While you’re not getting specific US warranty, this is the 64 GB dual SIM version …

WhatsApp will soon let you share any type of file

Facebook-owned WhatsApp isn’t really known for quickly adding new features, unlike Facebook-owned Instagram or even Facebook Messenger. But WhatsApp is currently testing some new functionality that is sure to be welcome by its many users.

When this goes live for everyone, you’ll be able to send any type of file to your contacts or groups. That’s a marked improvement compared to what the situation is now: while you can send files, you’re limited to specific types, like PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets, and slides.

It’s unclear why this limitation has existed so far, but the good…

Watch ABBYY TextGrabber Pro 6 lift text, phone numbers, links, and addresses straight from video & TV

June 21, 2017
Digital scanning powerhouse ABBYY’s character recognition app TextGrabber has been an example of “black magic” mobile technology for a long time. If its ability to capture text from written pages failed to entertain you for some reason, check out what has come to the newly released version 6!

TextGrabber is now able to pick up text from live video streams, entirely offline and with support for 61 languages. Of course, we aren’t talking only articles or some sort of long-form literature. Rather, TextGrabber nabs links, phone numbers, addresses (e-mail, www, street), times and dates, and other …

Google Photos removes ability to have backups performed only when charging

Hopefully you have a pitchfork within arm’s reach at all times – because you need to be ready for this one. Google has quietly removed a feature from its Photos apps for both Android and iOS.

What this feature did was only allow photo and video backups to ‘the cloud’ to happen while your device was charging. So if you enabled this, you didn’t have to worry about Google Photos eating up your battery while uploading those 25,000 selfies you took within the past 12 hours. You were safe in the knowledge that it all took place while your phone was charging.

Not anymore, though. The…

Google Glass gets first update in nearly three years

June 21, 2017
Google Glass has received an update to version XE23. No, this is not an old headline from a few years ago. Google continues to sporadically support its wearable spectacles. The new update allows a Glass user to use Bluetooth to pair an input device like a QWERTY keyboard to Google Glass. After the update, Glass wearers with the right accessory will be able to type in commands instead of using their voice and other controls.

To make it as clear as can be, let’s look at the changelist for the update. It reads simply, “Glass can now be paired with Bluetooth input devices, including keyboards.” …