Tumblr rolls out post filter that accidentally hides LGBTQ+ content, apologizes

June 25, 2017

If you’ve ever set virtual foot on Tumblr, you’ve probably noticed it’s chock full of porn: in fact, estimates say one in every five posts contains pornographic content. To combat the problem, the Yahoo-owned company recently put out a so-called Safe Mode, whose purpose was to filter out all explicit content on the website. As is usual in such cases, however, there was a slight problem: the feature had a tendency of hiding LGBTQ+ posts. Sound familiar?

The problem aroused due to the way the platform handled explicit tagging: on a per-blog, rather …

Android O’s picture-in-picture videos now supported by Google Chrome

June 25, 2017
Admittedly, one of the cooler new features of Android O (which might be called Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie depending on who you ask) is its native support for picture-in-picture video. Just like on the iPad, Android users will be able to enjoy their videos thanks to a floating movable window that will run atop other apps. Superb!

Due to the fact that Android O is merely existing as a beta at the time of writing, few apps support this neat feature. YouTube and VLC are among the more popular names, but an even better-known app is joining the fray – Google’s popular Chrome browser has …

Oppo R11 Plus sales begin June 30

The launch date for the Oppo R11 Plus has been revealed. The device will go on sale later this week – June 30 – with China being the first market to get it. Pricing should be CNY 3,699 (around $540), while color options include gold, rose gold, and black.

The R11 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC and features a 6-inch Full HD display. RAM is 6GB, while internal memory is 64GB. The phone features a dual rear camera (20MP+16MP) and a 20MP selfie shooter. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and packs in a large 4,000mAh battery.

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Google’s new campaign asks for your best Pixel and Pixel XL photos

June 25, 2017

Most artists today would gladly tell you a story or two of when they were asked to do some work “for the exposure” (also known as “for free”). It’s an increasingly common phenomenon, with entire Tumblr blogs dedicated to it. But not content with having competition anywhere, Google outdid each and every example so far with its latest campaign, which asks people to submit their photos on the off chance they might get added to Chromecast’s Backdrop pool of images.

To qualify, photos have to be taken with (surprise!) Google’s Pixel or Pixel XL. But there’s …

Huawei Honor 8 Pro India launch set for July 6

The Huawei Honor 8 Pro India launch was detailed today. The device will be available starting July 6, and will be an Amazon-exclusive in the Asian country at launch.

The handset was officially unveiled back in April this year, and went on sale in the UK later that month. It carried a lunch price tag of £474.99 in the country. There’s currently no official confirmation on how much the phone will cost in India.

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Age of the bezel-less choco bar: the Doogee Mix looks futuristic, costs $170

June 25, 2017

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In recent months, the war on the bezel has reached new peaks and many smartphones with a nearly all-screen front have popped up — from the Xiaomi Mi Mix to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. What do these have in common, besides thinning out the frame around their screens? They are quite expensive…

Enter the Doogee MIX — a potent all-screen midranger …

OnePlus 5 gets its first update, includes bug fixes and optimizations

Less than a week after it went official, the OnePlus 5 has started getting its first update. Arriving as OxygenOS 4.5.2, the new firmware brings a few bug fixes and optimizations.

Issues related to app installation and system update have been fixed. As for optimizations, those changes are related to Bluetooth, network, and system stability, as well as camera and third-party app compatibility.

Given that it’s an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update notification to pop-up on your device’s screen. Meanwhile, you can manually check for the update by heading to your…

Discover cards finally make their way to Samsung Pay

June 25, 2017
When Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, a lot of card companies promised to support it in the near future. Among them was Discover, that said its cards will make their way to the platform by early 2016. Needless to say, they didn’t.

However, the company has finally managed to make good on its promise, and Discover cardholders can now use their plastic with Samsung Pay. The support comes more than a year later than promised, but this is a good example of what “better late than never” means.

Samsung Pay is the only popular mobile payment system that employs both NFC, and MST technology. …

Moto X4 to be delayed due to Snapdragon 660 shortage, Moto E4 Plus coming to the US on June 30?

June 25, 2017
In case you’ve been patiently waiting for Motorola to unveil the Moto Z2 and Moto X4 by the end of this month, then… we’ve got some concerning rumors floating around.

According to an industry insider, Lenovo-owned Motorola will only launch the Moto E4 Plus in the USA instead of Moto X4 on June 30 and will possibly merely “mention” when the Moto Z2 is going to hit the shelves. Projected as “anticlimatic”, the launch will likely upset just anyone that’s been following Moto’s latest maneouvres closely.
The most probable reason for this unfortunate …

Best free Android and iPhone games! (June 18 – 25)

June 25, 2017
What a fine selection of free games we have going for you today! Here are nine high quality titles for Android and iOS you can play free of charge – either play them completely, or get through a good portion of them before you are prompted to make your life easier by paying.

Some of the highlights of this selection – Race Kings (a promising NFS-type racer), South Park Phone Destroyer ( it’s South Park, no introduction needed), and The Mummy Dark Universe (a tie-in that seems much better than the actual movie).
Enjoy the heck out of these games when you …