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…

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…

Introduction Last week we covered the wearables to come out already in 2018, but now we’ll take a look forward to what we’ll be strapping to our wrists later this year. While the first half of the year yielded few surprises, our expectations for the remainder of 2018 are high. The second half – things will be much less predictable The latter part of 2018, on the surface at least, promises a…

Google is rolling out a brand new design for Chrome for desktop in the latest Canary (nightly) build. Based on the Google Material Theme, the design is similar to what we have seen on Android P beta and the recent Gmail redesign on desktop. The new version of the UI features a brand new tab bar design, new rounded Omnibox and a new location for the profile button. The tab bar features…

The futuristic vivo NEX S delivers big-time in both the looks and innovation departments. For most of us, smartphone enthusiasts, its nearly bezel-free 6.59-inch, Super AMOLED display, under-display fingerprint reader and periscope selfie camera are an instant object of desire. However, lusting after a handset can be dangerous, especially for something, like the vivo APEX concept, gone mainstream. The potential pitfalls of day-to-day ownership are numerous. We, for one, found its Color…