3D model made from iPhone 8’s schematics leak reveals rear placement possible for Touch ID

April 20, 2017

The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition. That was followed by another leak of iPhone 8 schematics, this time covering the rear of the phone. With a vertically placed dual camera setup on back, and a rear-facing Touch ID button, the design is said to be one of several that Apple is considering for the anniversary edition of the handset.

Today, a photograph discovered on Chinese micro-blogging site …

LeaderTask Android Review

April 20, 2017

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Even as convenient as everything is nowadays with email, digital documents and instant contact, it can be hard to stay organized. Inboxes and reminders are great as long as you can keep everything straight. This can be especially difficult for teams and businesses. LeaderTask: To-Do List & Tasks wants to turn your disorganized chaos of […]

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Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 is Cricket’s new cheap Android Nougat phone

April 20, 2017
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ aren’t the only new Samsung smartphones released in the US today. If the S8 series is too expensive for you, Cricket Wireless has another handset that you may want to check out: the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2.

Obviously succeeding the original Galaxy Amp Prime from 2016, the Amp Prime 2 seems to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched by Sprint and its prepay brands earlier this year). Fortunately, unlike the J3 Emerge, the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 runs Android 7 Nougat, not Android 6 Marshmallow, out of the box.

Sporting a 5-inch 720p display, the Samsung …

You can finally save and listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch via the Overcast app

April 20, 2017
While some people prefer to use smartwatches as nothing more than a simple gadget to view and interact with notifications on, there are others that much rather take full advantage of their wrist-mounted computer and use it to its full potential. The Apple Watch is still one of the most feature-rich wearables around, and if you’re someone who tries to do as many things on your watch as possible as opposed to on your smartphone, you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest update to the Overcast app is bringing support for downloading and listening to podcasts on the Apple Watch.

This …

Niantic made a critical update to Pokemon GO to put an end to certain types of cheating

April 20, 2017

Niantic made a critical update to Pokemon GO that all trainers need to be aware of. The stats of wild Pokemon are now randomized based on player levels, which has upset so-called spoofers, snipers, and other types of cheaters.

Before the update, they implemented bots to search the game world for Pokemon and generate reports for their stats. They include metrics like movesets, height, and weight. The beasts would always appear with the same stats, making hunting the right Pokemon too easy and systematic.

The game becomes more random, with the sizes and unique …

Video: thoroughly fine Nokia 9 concept gets set in motion

April 20, 2017
Remember that attractive Nokia 9 concept we saw a week earlier? It looked great static, so imagine seeing something like it in motion! It has been made possible, thanks to YouTube’s Concept Creator channel. The video shows a thin and symmetric phone that looks quite pleasant. There are minimal screen bezels, the front and back panels are as shiny as it gets, and there’s a dual camera setup.

The cameras are placed vertically on the back, as well as the LED flash and laser autofocus system. Below them is a big fingerprint scanner that looks easy to reach. Stereo speakers have been implemented …

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

April 20, 2017
 Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More

Update pushed out to U.S. Samsung Galaxy S8 improves performance of the phone’s features

April 20, 2017
One of our loyal Phone Arena readers has just received an update for his Samsung Galaxy S8. As you can see from the screenshot that accompanies this story, the size of the update weighs in at 392.14MB. When the notification arrives on your Galaxy S8 announcing the arrival of the new files, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. Before installing the update, you should also make sure that the battery on the device is fully charged.

According to the changelist, the update will include:

Improved performance for face recognition.The camera’s UI …

An iPhone charging dock that looks like a vintage Mac happens to be a great combination

April 20, 2017

A charging dock for your iPhone can be anything, so Elago made one that looks like a vintage Mac. Meet the Elago M4 Stand, a charging station that looks like a miniature version of the Macintosh 128K – a model Apple released way back in 1984.

The dock is a fairly convincing and detailed replica, designed with an insert for your 4.7-inch iPhone. It’s made out of silicone material so you don’t need to worry about your phone getting scratched.

What’s more, the material’s properties let the dock feel soft and make it stay firmly on any flat surface. The custom …