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Black and gold Note 8 placeholders already posted on a carrier website

August 17, 2017

Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but carriers are already stocking up on the Galaxy Note 8, and prepping their websites for the big commercial launch. Sometimes they also inadvertently post those website updates before the due date next Wednesday, and Orange Romania had just such a moment. 

As you can see from the screenshots above, the carrier already lists the Note 8 among its portfolio of phones, and even specifies the color versions that will be available at launch – black and gold. We already saw the Midnight Black and Deep …

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know!

August 17, 2017
How do you protect your photos, messages, and more from being hacked or stolen online? With two-factor authentication!

Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like Safari’s iCloud Keychain or third party apps like LastPass or 1Password can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra security options for two-step or two-factor (2FA) authentication. Here’s how to go about it.

How to set up two-factor for Apple and iCloud
How to set up two-factor for Google and Gmail
How to set up two-factor for Dropbox
How to set up two-factor for Amazon
How to set up two-factor for Twitter
How to set up two-factor for Facebook
How to set up two-factor for Instagram
How to se up two-factor for Tumblr
How to set up two-factor for Skype
How to set up two-factor for Nest
How to use Authy to manage two-factor
What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is the most prevalent way to secure your accounts:…

Flexible OLED display shortages may continue for several years, analysts claim

August 17, 2017

After the word got out about Apple’s decision to move to flexible OLED displays with the upcoming iPhone 8, news of panel shortages started flying around pretty quickly, with some people going as far as claiming the company’s upcoming premium won’t make it in time for the traditional mid-September launch. But while that latter part is almost certainly false, flexible OLED shortages sure seem to be a real problem, and also one that will continue existing for the next few years, according to a new report from Chinese research firm Sigmaintell.

As …

New Sharp Aquos flagship leak: bezel-less insanity

August 17, 2017
Just last week, Sharp announced the Aquos S2 — an upper-midrange handset with almost no bezels from all sides, save for a chin with a home button at the bottom. The Aquos family of devices was among the first to achieve that “tri-bezelless” look, but they haven’t been sold much outside of Japan. The only Aquos that reached Western markets was the Crystal, which was officially available through Sprint.

Anyway, with everyone doing crazy thin bezels this year, Sharp needs to up its screen-to-body ratio game a bit. And it seems it has.

An unknown “Sharp Aquos flagship” has been leaked …

Samsung, Apple, LG or HTC? US cell phone market roaring back with a surprising success story

August 17, 2017

There were much more movers and shakers in the US mobile landscape last quarter than the fact that Galaxy S8 took the top spot as the best selling Android. Research firm Counterpoint probed the different sales channels, and painted a very interesting picture for Q2. First off, the lull in smartphone sales is over, as many people are looking for an upgrade, and last quarter saw 14% growth year-on-year. surprisingly, out of the top 5 brands that sell in the US – Samsung, Apple, LG, ZTE and TCL-Alcatel – it was ZTE that racked up the largest growth percentage. 
It …

BlackBerry KEYone screen gets torture-tested again: does it still fall off?

August 17, 2017

If you follow tech, you probably know of YouTuber JerryRigEverything. He has this elaborate torture test, which he runs every new smartphone through — scratches, bends, and burns — and reports on his results honestly and consistently.

Back in June, when the newest BlackBerry KEYone launched, the destructive vlogger ran it through his tests only to have the phone’s display pop out pretty easily in the bend section of the video. BlackBerry (or TCL) didn’t ignore the issue, however, and quickly acknowledged it, assuring customers that steps are being taken to improve …

How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad

August 17, 2017
You can see iCloud Drive files right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Here’s how!

The iCloud Drive in iOS 10 lets you see all of the files you have stored on iCloud Drive right in one place. Coming in iOS 11, the Files app will do the same thing, while also letting you access files from other sources like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Here’s how you can turn on the iCloud Drive app in iOS 10 and get the Files app in iOS 11.

How to turn on the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

Open Settings.
Tap the Apple ID banner.

Tap iCloud.
Flip the switch next to iCloud Drive to get the iCloud Drive app to appear on your Home screen.

The iCloud Drive app will be available on your Home screen. You can hide the app either by deleting it like other Apple apps, or follow the steps above again, but flipping the iCloud Drive switch to the ‘off’ position.

How to get the Files app on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and…

Best Buy hosts massive 50-hour sale: save up to $300 on iPhohe 7/7+

August 17, 2017

Best Buy is hosting a massive 50-hour sale that brings down prices on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad mini 4, as well as on other cool new gadgets.
This 50-hour sale comes after last year Best Buy celebrated its 50th Birthday with a similar sale, and this year, the retailer has decided to repeat it.
The sale starts at 8pm PT | 11pm ET today, and quantities will be limited so if you want to grab something, you’d better hurry up and login at BestBuy.com.
Here is a quick rundown of …

4 apps that Apple banned only to “steal” their features with the next iOS update

August 17, 2017

Apple is huge, there’s no denying that. The company has made a name for itself by selling premium-design products that have a simple workflow and “just work”. Of course, to achieve that, its devices are a bit more “limited” in terms of tinkering and customizability. The ecosystem is closed off and if you don’t like how a certain feature works — it’s tough luck, you probably won’t be able to dig behind the scenes and change it (unless you feel adventurous and jailbreak).

But, over the years, some crafty app developers have found their way around some locked doors …

Apple Watch Series 3 rumor review: design, features, price, release date, all we know so far

August 17, 2017

Smartwatches – they never became a smashing hit, but there’s one company in particular that has been selling them by the millions. That would be Apple, which ships more smartwatches than any other company in the business. For this reason the rumors of a new and improved Apple Watch model come as no surprise. But how exactly will it be superior to Apple’s current offerings? Well, let’s go over what we know so far.

What will we call it, anyway?

So far there have been no rumors stating a specific name for Apple’s next smartwatch, but we’re …