Just last month, we heard that Samsung may no offer 3D facial recognition as the permanent replacement for the iris scanner on its upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship device. Perhaps this rumor is a good place to start for the context of this next piece of news. XDA-Developers member deadman96385 has found evidence that the 2018 version of the Galaxy Grand Prime Plus might equip the very iris scanner that Samsung may no…

This shouldn’t affect too many of our readers, but for those who may find themselves with an older Verizon handset and are looking to activate service on Verizon, the carrier will no longer activate 3G (CDMA) devices. Verizon confirmed this with Droid-Life. Verizon has already publicly confirmed that it will no longer support its 3G CDMA network towards the end of 2019. However, Verizon has stated that it will no longer activate…

July 16 was Amazon’s Prime Day, a day that Amazon invented to sell as much as it can, which includes heavy discounts on its own Amazon products like Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and even its Fire tablets and Kindle products. Most of these deals are still going on in Germany until 23:59 on Tuesday. Click on the link in the headlines to see the devices on Amazon. Huawei devices (Germany) Huawei Band…

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day by revealing several new emoji that will be coming to Apple devices later this year. Part of the new Emoji 11.0 standard, there are over 70 new emoji in this update. These include ones such as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Three Hearts, Partying Face, Pleading Face and Cold Face. There are also several new animal emoji, such as Parrot, Lobster, Kangaroo and Peacock. New…

Last month, Apple initiated a Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro, after determining that a “small percentage” of the keyboards in 2015-2017 MacBook and 2016-2017 MacBook Pro models may experience keys that feel “sticky,” repeat, or do not respond in a consistent manner. Apple did not identify a cause for the issues, which they call “behaviors,” but they’re believed to be caused by dust and other particulates becoming stuck in…

2018 MacBook Pro models feature the biggest yearly CPU performance gains since 2011, according to Geekbench founder John Poole. Geekbench 4 scores indicate the latest 15-inch models have a 12 to 15 percent increase in single-core performance, while multi-core performance is up 39 to 46 percent, compared to the equivalent 2017 models. A new 15-inch MacBook Pro with the best-available 2.9GHz six-core Intel Core i9 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz,…

The most important event this week was the official announcement of the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. A couple of less major new products were introduced by Xiaomi and Microsoft – the hybrid watch Mijia Quartz and the Surface Go Windows tablet. We also got a bunch of new leaks and rumors about the flagships of the upcoming Fall – Samsung Galaxy Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro took turns in the spotlight. Some…

It’s been a long and exciting tournament – passions high and tensions rising, especially in the two semi-final matches. We’ve tallied up the scores and the final is lined-up. It’s the Samsung Galaxy S9+, against the OnePlus 6. Samsung Galaxy S9+ • OnePlus 6 Now, that’s a tough battle, if we ever saw one. Speaking of which, the two semi-finals were definitely no walk in the park. Any speculations or excuses for…

Apple retail stores in the United States have received supplies of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, which means stock configurations are available for in-store pickup and walk-in purchase as of today. Both 13 and 15-inch models are available in many Apple retail stores around the country, but not all stores appear to have full stock at this time. When the MacBook Pro was announced on Thursday, Apple said the new machines…