Mobile

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Google

iPhone could get the accessory that every iPad Pro owner loves

If you’ve been hankering after using the Apple Pencil with your iPhone you may finally get your wish this year. That’s according to a new report from TrendForce, which suggests that Apple’s next-gen OLED iPhones will boast support for the company’s high-end stylus.<p>At present, the Apple Pencil is …

Apple

Samsung Confirms Major Feature Removed From Galaxy S10

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone is expected to be a game changer when it launches in the first quarter of 2019 (possibly as early as CES in January), but it looks like one major feature may not make the flagship handset.<p>Following the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, it is noticeable that the majority …

Phones

Galaxy Note 9's screen receives record-setting rating from DisplayMate

That Samsung's phones have the best displays in the business isn't all that surprising at this point. What's truly amazing, though, is that they keep …

Galaxy Note

‘Loop disease’ could kill your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

It has a ridiculous name, but it’s a serious problem. Incidents of “loop disease’ are reportedly sending growing numbers of iPhones to the repair shop.<p>This isn’t a new virus or an iOS bug. Instead, it’s a hardware problem affecting older iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units.<p>The first symptoms are …

IPhone 7

Brand new Android phone will deliver Galaxy S10 specs this year

Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note 9 a few days ago, and the handset is easily one of the most interesting devices of the year. At the same time, …

Phones

iOS Users: Don't Forget to Grab the 'Obscura 2' Camera App for Free

<b>iOS:</b> The words “Apple” and “free” are a bit like oil and water—just ask anyone who works at the company and doesn’t get to partake in the Silicon …

Lifehacks

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is a 10-inch tablet that delivers a lot for its low price

Xiaomi<p>The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is a new 10-inch tablet that packs a Snapdragon 660 processor.<br>• Its most expensive variant packs LTE and 128GB of storage for only about $305.<br>• As of now, the tablet is available or pre-order in China only.<p>Back in June, we told you about the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 – an 8-inch …

Tech Trends

Sprint and LG team up on a 5G smartphone set for release in first half of 2019

Sprint and LG are teaming up to bring customers what would be the first 5G smartphone in the U.S. in the first half of 2019.<p>The 5G smartphone is …

4G LTE

Google 'Accidentally' Reveals Massive Pixel 3 Upgrade Problem

The Pixel 3 is changing rapidly. We already know about Google's notch design, specs, wireless-charging and dual front cameras, but last week a leaked prototype revealed the Pixel 3XL is a massive 6.7-inches. And now the same source has highlighted a potentially serious problem…<p>The source is …

Mobile Technology

Sprint and LG hope to launch the first 5G smartphone next year

Now that 5G has a complete standard for companies to use in rolling out new devices, Sprint and LG have announced their intentions to bring the "first 5G smartphone" to the US in the first half of 2019.<p>There aren't any details on specific devices or timing, yet, but the two companies are …

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New iPhones: At What Price And Why It's Important

Introduction<p>A surge in iPhone sales is coming; that’s what many analysts have been predicting but it hasn’t quite happened yet. Last quarter unit …

Mobile Technology

Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech

Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors. The ban was signed into placed by President Trump today as a component of the much larger Defense Authorization Act.<p>This caps off months of will-they-won’t-they from Republicans, many of whom …

Donald Trump

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

<i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Galaxy Note

We Tried Out Two Wireless Charging Upgrades and We're Never Going Back

To Qi or not to Qi?<p>The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X all have the ability to charge themselves up using the Qi wireless charging standard, while all older …

Innovation

MoviePass users have trouble canceling, company calls it a bug

MoviePass subscribers trying to cancel should keep an eye on their credit card bill.<p>Many MoviePass subscribers are reporting on social media that their cancellation attempts aren't working, and have even resulted in getting an additional, unwanted credit card charge.<p>MoviePass issued the following …

Phones

New 2018 iPhones Release Date: Here's What to Expect

You’ve read the rumors, seen the prototypes and are up-to-date on all the latest specs surrounding Apple’s new 2018 iPhones. It’s all but certain …

Mobile Technology

Inside the iPhone Repair Ecosystem: Where Do Replacement Parts Come From and Can You Trust Them?

There's a thriving market for unofficial, aftermarket iPhone parts, and in China, there are entire massive factories that are dedicated to producing these components for repair shops unable to get ahold of parts that have been produced by Apple.<p>The entire Apple device repair ecosystem is …

Long-form Journalism

Why you should buy the Galaxy Note9

Article Contents<p>The Galaxy Note9 is the most expensive Galaxy smartphone ever launched in the United States (there have been more expensive Samsung …

Android News

Best smartwatches for Android you can buy [August 2018]

With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like now to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they <i>could</i> buy, Android users have too many choices to count. Not sure where to start looking? Let’s go over some of the best …

Wearable Tech

Why The Nokia 8110 4G Is A Whole New Way To Think About Your Phone

The return of the Nokia brand to smartphones and revivals of classic feature phones, all manufactured by HMD Global, has seen its popularity grow sharply.<p>In some territories, the combination of a deep affection for the brand and striking new design has put the Nokia brand in the top two or three …

Mobile Technology

Motorola’s P30 looks like every other iPhone X-clone we don’t want

Fun quiz: Name a phone with a notch above the screen and a vertical camera array, offset to one side, on the back. That’s right, it’s the rumored …

Tech Trends

Guess the price of the 2018 iPhone lineup

Apple is probably just a month away from revealing the iPhone 11 and the rumor mill has given us practically all of the info other than a price tag.<p>Last year Apple shocked the public with the price of the iPhone X even though it had been rumored for months. When it comes to its successors though, …

Tech Trends

iPhone X Puts Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Shame in First Benchmarks

Samsung took the wraps off its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship last week, and while we’ve still got a few weeks to go until the phablet starts shipping to …

Galaxy Note

Princeton Research Confirms Google Tracks Phones With Location History Turned Off

Google insists those using its services can control the information the company tracks by turning location history off in their smartphone, but a …

Maps

iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War

Turkey's President called for the boycott in retaliation against US sanctions, which have helped worsen an economic crisis in the country. "If they …

Phones

Hands-on: Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 takes aim at OnePlus 6

Xiaomi is coming full circle. The company that pioneered the “affordable flagship” model is launching a new sub-brand to sell even more affordable flagships. Ironically, Xiaomi is taking cues from Huawei and BBK, who copied Xiaomi with their budget-focused sub-brands, Honor and OnePlus.<p>Meet the …

Phones

Need a rugged Oreo smartphone without (too many) compromises? Try the Poptel P10

As Samsung, Apple and even the likes of OnePlus push out flagship smartphones with ever-larger price tags, it's little wonder that people are …

Phones

How to better secure your smart home

With the advent of gadgets like doorbell cameras, smart kitchen appliances and data-logging sensors that track your sleep, the smart home now extends to even the most intimate areas of the household. It's great for general convenience, like knowing whether you left the heater on or locked the door …

Smart Homes

The 5 LinkedIn Videos Every Executive Should Be Making – Adweek

The fact that video gets so much more engagement on LinkedIn today than text—three times more, according to LinkedIn senior director of product …

Marketing