See the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in action in this leaked hands-on video

July 23, 2017

Another rugged version of a Samsung flagship is expected to land in the United States in the not so distant future, the Galaxy S8 Active. A plethora of hands-on pictures leaked recently, so you might already know what the phone looks like if you’ve following our news feed.

Fortunately for us tech-savvies, the same source who leaked the images has just uploaded a hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, so if you want to see the smartphone in action, you can watch the video above.

Unlike the previous rugged smartphones (Galaxy S6 and S7 Active) carried …

Google releases last Android O Developer Preview before official launch

July 23, 2017

The release of the Android O is fast approaching, but until Google decides to out the final version of the platform, those lucky to own a compatible Nexus or Pixel device will be able to install a new Developer Preview build.

This would be the fourth Android O Developer Preview released by Google and the last one before the official launch. As some of you probably already know, Android O should be published later this summer, which means we’re only one month away from the announcement.

Developer Preview 4 is available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, …

Android O Developer Preview 4 is now available, final build before the official release

While we still don’t know what dessert will lend its name to Google’s next mobile OS version, it’s clear that we’re getting closer than ever to the release of Android O (also known as Android 8.0.0). Today the search giant has outed the fourth and final Developer Preview of O. This has always been scheduled to come in July, and the final release of O is expected to hit next month.

The Android O Developer Preview 4 is a Release Candidate grade build that includes the final system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final developer APIs. This means that app developers…

How to transfer photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

July 23, 2017
Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We’ve got you covered.

The Photos for Mac app and iCloud Photo Library are great options for those who want to rely on Apple to store their images. But if iCloud’s not your thing, you’re not out of luck: You can also use iTunes or another third-party cloud service to sync images between your computer and your iPhone or iPad.

iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

Here’s a quick tutorial on all the ways you can currently sync your Mac or Windows PC images to your iPhone or iPad.

What content can I view on my iPhone and iPad?
How to upload photos and video with iCloud Photo Library
How to upload photos and video via iTunes
How to use AirDrop to move photos from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad
How to use Dropbox image sync with your iPhone or iPad
How to use third-party image syncing services with your iPhone or iPad

What content can I view on my iPhone and iPad?

The Photos app for iOS can store an…

Survey shows Samsung Galaxy S8+ producing the highest daily revenue per active user last month

July 23, 2017
The Apple iPhone has traditionally been the top revenue producing phone in North America. In other words, more games have been purchased by iPhone users than by those sporting an Android handset. And while that continues to be true for the most part, fresh data shows that the iPhone is being challenged by the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Google Pixel XL for the title of the top revenue producing phone in North America.

A survey conducted by analytical firm deltaDNA revealed that in North America last month, the phone that produced the most revenue per user on an average day was the Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) specs might have just leaked via benchmark

July 23, 2017

We’re probably half a year away from the reveal of the new Galaxy A series, which is expected to arrive on the market in the last month of 2017 or early 2018. For that to happen, Samsung must have already started working on at least three handsets: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2018).

One of them has just popped up at GFXBench, the Galaxy A7 (2018), which will be the most potent of the three (hence the name). The smartphone is listed under model number SM-A730x, so it’s hard to find if you’re not a tech-savvy.

The current Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphone …

Google releases the final Android O developer preview

 Google today launched the fourth and final developer preview of Android O, the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, there are no major changes in this release and, according to Google, the launch of Android O remains on track for later this summer. Given that Android Nougat was on a very similar schedule, I expect we’ll see a final release in August. Read More

OnePlus Launcher goes live on Google Play Store

July 23, 2017
After uploading its Weather app on the Google Play Store, OnePlus silently made another of its apps available for download via the digital store.

The OnePlus Launcher is available to those who own OnePlus smartphones only, so if you’re faithful to another brand, then you won’t be able to take advantage of what it has to offer.

The release in the Google Play Store is meant to allow the developers to provide OnePlus Launcher users with timely updates that usually add new features and improvements, as well as address any issues reported.

For those who’ve never used it, the OnePlus …

Best Earbuds for under $100

July 23, 2017
You don’t need to spend a fortune on earbuds!

Earbuds are some of the most travel-friendly headphones out there, and while it’s completely possible to spend hundreds of dollars on headphones, that doesn’t mean excellent audio quality can’t come cheaper. Here are our favorite earbuds for under $100.

Marshall Mode In-Ear
1MORE triple driver
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Symphonized NRG
Anker Wireless Soundbuds

Marshall Mode In-Ear

Marshall doesn’t just make great guitar amps; they also make plenty of other audio accessories including the Marshall Mode In-Ear headphones.

With a sleek and understated design, you don’t have to worry about the Marshall Mode In-Ear sticking out like a sore thumb. The earbuds also come with a universal one-button inline remote that makes it easy to pause and play your music on the go and a shirt clip to keep the cord from bouncing around as you walk around.

The Marshall Mode In-Ear were The Wirecutter’s top pick in the under $100 category, stating the …

Blu Vivo 8 offers a metal body, Android Nougat and other nice features for under $250

July 23, 2017

If you’re in need of a new unlocked Android smartphone that doesn’t cost much but still offers a nice set of specs, perhaps you’ll be interested in the Blu Vivo 8.

Succeeding the Vivo 5R and Vivo 6 (with the mention that the latter is not sold in the US, being available only in Europe), the Blu Vivo 8 is an Android 7 Nougat handset that’s mainly made out of metal.

Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the new smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6755 Helio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The device has a 13 MP main camera on …