Apple sets iPhone event for September 12 at new Steve Jobs theater

Apple sets iPhone event for September 12 at new Steve Jobs theater

00 Apple just sent out invites for its annual iPhone event, which is taking place on September 12 at its new Cupertino HQ, at the Steve Jobs Theater it built there specifically to host special events. It’s expected that Apple will reveal a brand new iPhone with a nearly bezel-free design on the day. TechCrunch previously reported that the event would fall on this day, confirming WSJ’s sources. This will be the first ever event…

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Nokia 8

Nokia 8

00 Nokia 8 smartphone was launched in August 2017. The phone comes with a 5.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 554 pixels per inch. The Nokia 8 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the…

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LG’s V30 is another solid, camera-focused flagship

LG’s V30 is another solid, camera-focused flagship

00 LG gets a fraction of the love of heavier hitters like Samsung and Apple, but it’s not for lack of trying. The company makes good — and in many cases envelope-pushing — phones. Recall the company’s recent forays into dual-lenses and new aspect ratios. Heck, the company even released a modular phone before it was cool — sure, it kind of stunk, but it was definitely interesting. Maybe the company will have a little…

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Apple to remove home button in upcoming high-end iPhone, report says

Apple to remove home button in upcoming high-end iPhone, report says

00 The home button is headed to the trash bin, if a report by Bloomberg is to be believed. According to the report, Apple is ditching the button to make room for a larger screen in one version of the next iPhone. Instead of a home button, users will perform actions using on-screen gesture controls involving a sort of dock of icons. If true this would be the biggest change in iPhone design since the launch of…

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Android Oreo release date, features and compatibility

Android Oreo release date, features and compatibility

00 Update: Google has unveiled Android Oreo, its latest major operating system update that will release in the coming days. While you wait for the update to come to your phone, read about what’s coming in the Double Stuf’d upgrade below.  HTC has also confirmed its recent flagship phones will be updated to Android Oreo. Android Oreo is the official name of the next version of Google’s mega-popular mobile operating system set to release soon. Whether…

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This may be the date of Apple’s iPhone 8 reveal

This may be the date of Apple’s iPhone 8 reveal

00 Apple plans to hold its iPhone 8 launch event on September 12, according to a new report. This places Apple’s big hardware keynote on the second Tuesday of the month, and a week later than some have suggested it might take place. The possible iPhone keynote date comes from Mac4Ever [Google Translate], which says it spoke with carriers privy to Apple’s launch event timing. Not only were the unnamed carriers told the date of the iPhone 8 reveal, but also…

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New Samsung Gear S smartwatch launch planned for next week

New Samsung Gear S smartwatch launch planned for next week

00 Today may be Samsung Galaxy Note 8 day, but Samsung isn’t done revealing new hardware in 2017, not by a long shot. DJ Koh, the tech giant’s head of mobile, confirmed to CNBC that Samsung will launch a new Gear S smartwatch at IFA 2017, one that would likely be called the Gear S4. Samsung has an August 30 event planned for the massive consumer electronics show, going down in Berlin, Germany – as it does every year. Samsung launched…

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Apple reportedly looking to price its next iPhone at $999

Apple reportedly looking to price its next iPhone at $999

00 Staying on the cutting edge has always been pricey, but it’s starting to get a little wild. A report today in the New York Times suggest that Apple’s new high-end bezel-less iPhone is going to have quite the price bump, starting at $999. The price hike would undoubtedly be a rather significant one over past models. Unlocked models of the company’s current generation iPhone 7 start at $649 while the iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769. Rumors…

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The Man Who Gave Us Android Releases the New Essential Phone

The Man Who Gave Us Android Releases the New Essential Phone

00 Watch out Apple and Samsung, there is a new player in the smartphone market. Android creator Andy Rubin has launched his own high-end smartphone product, simply called, The Essential Phone. [Image Source: Essential] Rubin left Google in 2014 to set up his technology investment company, Playground. The Essential smartphone is the first product from the Playground supported firm, Essential. The sleek device predictably runs on the Android operating system and is on sale for $699 USD (£540). The Samsung/Apple saturated smartphone market is notoriously difficult…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Here, but Wait, It Doesn’t Have A Home Button

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Here, but Wait, It Doesn’t Have A Home Button

00 Samsung’s latest phone attempts to be better, cleaner, and sleeker than its competition. In its launch, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ boast larger screens than its predecessor, the S7 and S7 Edge. However, the phones themselves are smaller. The New Specs The biggest feature of the reveal (both literally and figuratively) is the S8’s screen. The S8 and S8+ have displays measuring 14.7 cm (5.8 in) and 15.7 cm (6.2 in) respectively. [Image Source: Samsung…

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