Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand

March 16, 2017

ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers – an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80’s Mac charm.

Just like retro Macs, however, this sweet-looking iPhone is also on the pricey side – currently going for $1,899, it coincidentally costs about as much as a complete in box Macintosh 128K.

The iPhone 7 Plus Retro, as ColorWare calls it, is a SIM free unlocked model with 256GB of on-board storage, and will be …

WhatsApp’s text status update now official in the app stores

March 16, 2017
Back by popular demand. This old saying fits perfectly with the drama that swirled out of nowhere around WhatsApp’s now infamous video status update. WhatsApp users, who seem to be a minimalistic bunch, or, rather, so used to a pretty barebones messaging app that every effort to dress it up seems like a blasphemy, did rebel against the video status update, as they felt WhatsApp would simply be copying Snap or Insta.

Well, copying is all messaging apps do these days, and there is barely a feature introduced by some team that others don’t pick up quickly. Even the unique proposition …

Spotify set to restrict certain albums to paid users only

March 16, 2017
Ok, guys, don’t take this too hard, but it’s very possible that Spotify will restrict some album releases to paying customers only, following handshakes at licensing negotiations with record labels. The Sweden-based company has been looking to build real profit on its quick growth, and the move is aimed at attracting investors’ attention, ahead of a much talked-about IPO. The music platform has been facing difficulties on the road to the stock market, as it struggled to get away from the ‘freemium’ spectrum and broke relationships with some artists along the way.

Many music labels and stars …

10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8

March 16, 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!

It looks like our reader 5urv1v0r managed to impress you the most with his great multi-color design, as he managed to grab first place with 18.24% of the total vote.  You can see his beautiful sporty layout displayed to the right, and if his step count has also encouraged you to be more active, make sure to check our pick with 5 great fitness and exercise apps for Android and iOS!

Please note that if your own personalized …

How to take a screenshot on the LG G6

March 16, 2017

The LG G6 is the first of a new breed of phones: full-screen, nearly bezel-less designs that make the most of the space that is on the device.
This requires a lot of the buttons that were previously on the front of a phone to move to its back, and might make it confusing for users to figure out simple shortcuts that are used for things like taking a screenshot.
So how do you take a screenshot on the LG G6?
Method #1 is in fact simple: press and hold simultaneously the power / fingerprint key …

Oxenfree, one of last year’s best indie games, is now available on iOS

March 16, 2017

One of last year’s indie darlings, Oxenfree, which itself as a “supernatural teen thriller”, has just been released on the iOS App Store. The title is developed by Night School, the studio also responsible for the Mr Robot mobile game previously released on both iOS and Android.

After its release for PCs and Xbox One, the game was lauded for its natural, conversational dialogue which seamlessly integrated with the gameplay. Consequently, it appeared on a number of Game of the Year lists, and for good reason – the title also features an engrossing story …

How to scale the LG G6 display for apps and games that don’t fit in 18:9

March 16, 2017

LG got none other but the inventor of the 2:1 format on stage during the G6 unveiling to explain why it comes with a screen in the unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio. When LG announced this brand new 5.7″ display panel with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, we thought “Oh, that’s just LG being LG, they are always doing something with modular phones or extra ticker screens like on the V-series, so that might be it.”

It turned out that LG had a deeper meaning when it crafted a 2:1 Dolby Vision-certified display for the G6. This standard is called Univisium, and is not widespread …

Here are the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S8+ and its Exynos 8895 chipset

March 16, 2017

In completely unsurprising news, the first benchmarks of the international variant of the Galaxy S8+ may have just hit the web, courtesy of benchmarking tool Geekbench’s database. Seriously, Samsung, get your leaks under control. Still, this is also possibly the first benchmark we have of the Exynos 8895 chipset, and the results are certainly promising.

First off, let’s compare the overall scores between the two S8+ variants, the US-bound Snapdragon 835 one and the Exynos 8895-equipped international one. Samsung’s chip scores better in both single-core …

LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem

March 16, 2017

A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by “loose contact between components”, the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.

The LG V10 was released half a year after the G4, in October of 2015, and is also affected by a similar issue that sends the phone in an endless bootloop. The V10 is similar to the G4 in terms of hardware, with only a handful of differences, such as the additional camera and expanded storage, …

Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?

March 16, 2017

Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here’s another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it. With three versions of the phone allegedly in the making, one reportedly set up with a MediaTek chipset, it’s hard to predict how Xiaomi will be distributing processors. And with rumors of the Mi 6 being scheduled for a May announcement, Xiaomi should be able to wait for a Snapdragon …