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Meizu Pro 7 specs seemingly confirmed by leaked leaflet

July 24, 2017

Meizu’s upcoming flagship smartphone is less than 24 hours away, but we already know quite a bit about the Pro 7 and the more powerful Pro 7 Plus.

Despite rumors claiming one of the Meizu Pro 7 variants will be equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset, it looks like both devices will come with MediaTek chips inside.

A leaflet listing Meizu Pro 7’s specs has just been leaked one day ahead of the phone’s official reveal. The information we got from the document comes in line with some of the previous unconfirmed reports.

For starters, the standard Meizu Pro 7 will indeed …

Some stock Apple apps score redesigned icons in iOS 11 Beta 4

July 24, 2017

The 4th beta release of iOS 11 is now live for developers (or those adventurous enough to enroll in the beta program), and as usual, it contains a lot of stability improvements, bug fixes, and other under-the-hood updates that make iOS tick better and faster. But aside from that, iOS 11 Beta 4 also tosses a handful of new icons into the mix, or rather, it revamps the icons of a couple of Apple stock apps that come preloaded on every iOS device.

The apps that received the minor makeover treatment are the Notes app, the Reminders app, and the Contacts app. From what …

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 launched in Europe for a hefty price

July 24, 2017

The luxury version of the Huawei Watch 2 has just made its debut in Europe after being officially unveiled many months ago at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 trade fair.

The smartwatch can now be bought in just about any European country (including the UK) for no less than €795. That’s quite a hefty sum since specs-wise there are no differences between the standard model and the one designed by Porsche.

Visually, the luxury smartwatch comes with a ceramic speedometer and watch faces designed by Porsche, which feature one touch chronograph function inspired …

Google is sending out $5 credit coupons to be used on your first book purchase on Google Play

July 24, 2017
Google is sending out $5 credit coupons to Android users who have yet to purchase a book from Google, and who have opted in to receive the latest deals from Google Play. The coupon is good for use on certain titles. If you figured that you would be able to use the coupon to score a free book, forget it. The coupon can be used only toward eligible titles that cost more than $5.

To redeem the coupon, click on the link that reads “Redeem Now.” The $5 will be applied at the payment screen. You must redeem the coupon by August 31, 2017, and only one coupon can be redeemed per user.

Some …

iOS 11 feature prevents an iPhone from automatically connecting to a weak Wi-Fi signal

July 24, 2017
Today’s release of iOS 11 beta 4 for Developers includes a new feature that just might stop you from throwing your iPhone against a brick wall. The feature will prevent your iOS powered handset from automatically using auto-join on sketchy Wi-Fi networks. The auto-join capability debuted with an earlier beta version of iOS 11, and appears when you tap on the circled blue “i” next to a Wi-Fi network in the settings.

The beauty of this new feature is that if you have “Ask to Join Networks” turned on, all of the weak Wi-Fi networks that would send you notifications asking you to connect to …

Smart Replies can now be sent in Spanish from your Android or iOS device

July 24, 2017
Back in May, we told you about Smart Reply. This is the feature available on Gmail, Inbox, and Allo that has three pre-packaged responses to an emailed question all ready to be sent as a response. For example, you might receive a Gmail that says, “Hey bro, got two seats behind the Yankee dugout for next Sunday. Want one of the tickets so we can see Aaron Judge? On the bottom of the letter, you’ll find three boxes that have ready to go responses based on how you answered similar questions in the past.

A response written in one box might say, “Thank you. See you at the game.” Another box …

Frogar.io Android Review

July 24, 2017

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With the growing popularity of games like Slither.io and Agar.io, the addition of similar games with varying themes to Google Play has really increased. Frogar.io: Frog Eater IO Game adds their title to the mix with a fun frog filled competition that is sure to attract players of all ages. Here is some of the app’s […]

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HTC U11 128 GB launches in the US this week, U Ultra will cost just $499

July 24, 2017

Tomorrow, July 25, HTC USA will start taking pre-orders for an upgraded version of its U11 flagship smartphone. We’re talking about an HTC U11 with 128 GB of internal memory (instead of the 64 GB that the current, regular model is offering).

The HTC U11 128 GB will cost $729 unlocked – that’s $80 more than the 64 GB version. We assume that the new model will be available in all the color variants that the 64 GB one comes in, including blue, silver, black, and red. It doesn’t look like the HTC U11 128 GB will feature 6 GB of RAM in the US, so we’re expecting …

Google parent Alphabet reports lower Q2 profit thanks to EU fine

July 23, 2017
Google parent Alphabet reported its 2017 second quarter earnings today after the closing bell. The company reported a 21% year-over-year increase in revenue from the $21.5 billion reported during last year’s second quarter. $25.1 billion flowed into the company’s coffers during the period from April through June. Earnings per share, at $5.01, topped Wall Street expectations of $4.49. Paid clicks rose 52%, but the cost per click dropped 23%. The Street was looking for a smaller 15% drop, which means that advertisers paid much less to advertise on Google than expected.

Also negatively affecting …

Two legendary Pokemon now available for GO trainers, two more coming soon

July 23, 2017

As expected, Niantic announced that two legendary creatures can now be unlocked by Pokemon GO players: Lugia and Articuno. The former has been added to the game thanks to the trainers around the world who got together to catch millions of Pokemon during the Challenge Windows over the weekend.

Many other in-game bonuses have been unlocked during Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago, which are now available for the entire Pokemon GO community, including double Stardust, double XP, increased Pokemon encounters, reduced hatching and buddy distance.

Lugia is the first Legendary …

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