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Moto E5 Plus review: Not your first budget choice - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Moto E5 Plus' battery outlasts the more expensive Moto G6, and it has a larger display.<p><b>The Bad</b> Uncomfortably big for my hands, with a clunky design. It’s only available in the US on Sprint and Cricket, and prices vary wildly.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Buy the Moto E5 Plus if you're looking for a …

Mobile Technology

Moto G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus review: I can’t believe budget phones are this good

I still can’t believe this is a $250 phone.<p>The Moto G6 looks and feels like a phone twice its price. It has a great screen, a comfortable design, a clear speaker, and in the few weeks I’ve been using it, no obvious performance issues (despite its budget price and processor). I certainly do have …

Mobile Technology

PC sales are growing for the first time in six years

Gartner and IDC agree<p>Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both agree that the PC market grew in the second quarter of 2018, with IDC claiming an increase of 2.7 percent and Gartner recording a more modest 1.4 percent of …

Windows 10

AirPlay 2 makes Sonos the best audio option for most iPhone owners

For a long time, Sonos was only capable of streaming music to its speakers through a proprietary app, but that's changed in the last few years. After working with music services like Spotify and Pandora, users can stay in those apps and stream music straight to your Sonos setup. That hasn't been …

Smart Homes

Moment overhauls its iOS and Android camera app with "pro" shooting features

For a small price<p>Moment has long offered a simple camera app to go along with its custom smartphone lenses. But now, the company has overhauled that app into something much more capable, allowing you to access full manual options and have more control over your phone’s camera.<p>The new “Pro” features …

Apps

Early testimonial of iOS 12’s ‘Live Listen’ with AirPods shows just how useful it could be

With iOS 12, Apple is expanding its “Live Listen” feature to AirPods. This means users can have their iPhone act as a directional microphone, with audio being played back live to a pair of AirPods.<p>The feature could have incredible benefits for those with hearing problems, and one of the early …

iOS

This $379 Google Pixel is a great deal for an unlocked phone with a terrific camera

Worth it for the camera alone<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>If you’re in need of an unlocked Android phone that won’t cost …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft’s $400 Surface tablet hits the FCC, could launch soon

Microsoft has been reportedly working on a cheaper $400 Surface tablet, and it appears to have passed through the FCC this week. The filing itself (spotted by <i>WinFuture</i>) only reveals a low-powered charger, presumably for a smaller Surface device, but not many other hardware details. <i>Bloomberg</i> …

Windows 10

These are the top iPhone apps of all time

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the iOS App Store on July 11, App Annie has today released a retrospective of the top iOS apps of all time, along with key milestones in App Store history. Its report tallies up the top apps of all time by both downloads and revenue, as well as the top apps by year …

Apps

Red OnePlus 6 announced for July 10th release

OnePlus has announced a new color variant of the OnePlus 6: red. The OnePlus 6 Red has a shimmery, glossy finish with silver accents, and will be coming to India and North America. In the US, it’ll cost $579 for a model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and will go on sale from July 10th; in …

Mobile Technology

Automate tasks in Android to put your digital life on autopilot

Automating functions on your Android device — such as sending alerts once you’ve used a certain amount of data or texting a friend when you reach …

Apps

Permanent LTE exploits steer users to rogue websites

LTE was theoretically supposed to fix the security holes baked into earlier wireless standards, but it isn't completely immune. An international team of researchers has discovered a attack methods (nicknamed aLTEr) that takes advantage of inherent flaws in LTE to direct users to hostile websites. …

Information Security

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more than 100 volunteers around the …

Synthesizers

Cracked iPhone screen? This 8-legged case promises no more smashed displays

This clever idea could be your best bet if you hate chunky cases but still want to protect your phone from falls.<p><i>Video: Phillip Frenzel explains in</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with …

Apps

Vivo’s new face ID tech has 10 times as many sensor points as the iPhone X

The world’s highest-resolution depth sensor is claimed to be able to detect objects as far as three meters away<p>Vivo, the Chinese phone maker that’s been on the leading edge of bezel-less phones this year, has today announced another major new piece of technology: a 3D depth-sensing system with …

Mobile Technology

New Google Maps update is rolling out with location-based recommendations

Google showed off a new version of Google Maps, with features like personalized restaurant recommendations, at Google I/O 2018 in early May. Now, it …

Google Maps

Luvmyhike is the app that helps you get in shape for adventure

There are few better ways to get a gauge on your current level of fitness than signing up for an extended backpacking trip or adventure travel …

Outdoors

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android now comes with a built-in ad blocker

Available in beta right now<p>Microsoft is building Adblock Plus directly into its Edge browser for iOS and Android. The software giant has started making the integration available to Microsoft Edge for Android beta users over the weekend, alongside an iOS test program. The feature will be rolled out …

Android News

Teardown shows inner workings of the Vivo Nex’s pop-up selfie camera

And check out that vibration motor that replaces the earpiece<p>Chinese smartphone makers have gone down a clever new path to get rid of the display notch and create a truly edge-to-edge screen: they’re now building pop-up cameras into their phones. We’ve seen both Oppo and Vivo do it in the span of a …

Mobile Technology

How to Get a MacBook or MacBook Pro Keyboard Repaired Free Under Apple's Service Program

Apple has initiated a new <b>worldwide service program</b> offering free repairs of MacBook and MacBook models equipped with low-profile, butterfly mechanism keyboards, after the company determined that "a small percentage" of the keyboards may develop one or more of the following issues:<p>Letters or …

MacBook Pro

Asus NovaGo Review: Always Connected PC With Crazy Productivity Battery Life

I spent a decent amount of time with the Asus NovaGo laptop, and I recently took it with me on a 4-day trip to Cisco Live. On this trip, I only brought the NovaGo and no other PC (which is rare for me). This allowed me to fully experience the NovaGo in my working environment and use it like I would …

Batteries

Vivo Nex unboxing: You've never seen a phone like this

Seriously, a selfie camera pops out of the top.

Mobile Technology

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone

Apple has been embracing augmented reality on the iPhone, and recently introduced a new feature to iOS 12 that allows users to measure real-world …

Augmented Reality

GM goes full-smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to win those smartphone users back to their systems. …

Android Auto

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

Yesterday Google started rolling out the ability to text from the web with Android Messages. The feature gives users a lot more flexibility in choosing how and where they can carry on conversations. As long as your Android smartphone is powered on, you can text from a desktop computer or even other …

Apps

Why USB-C headphones aren’t, and likely never will be, mainstream

One of the sharpest-felt pains of the current obliteration of headphone jacks from the smartphone market is the absence of a good wired alternative. Sure, every company that ditches the analog jack tells you to go wireless, but what if you don’t want another gadget that needs regular charging, or …

3 cheap alternatives to the Big Four carriers

Fed up with pricey plans? These will save you a bundle.

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

Mobile Technology