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Apple offers $50 refund for some 2017 iPhone battery replacements

Apple offers $50 refund for some 2017 iPhone battery replacements

Having started a discounted iPhone battery replacement program at the end of December 2017, Apple is now offering $50 refunds to customers who paid earlier in the year to replace iPhone 6 or later
South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

Though Qualcomm and 5G device makers expect unlimited data service to enable the coming 5G era, some cellular carriers are beginning to push back on the idea, Yonhap reports. South Korean mobile
Apple knew iPhone 6 bent easily, but released it and downplayed issues

Apple knew iPhone 6 bent easily, but released it and downplayed issues

Apple knew before launching the iPhone 6 series that its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices were considerably more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, but continued to downplay the issue — despite charging
Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

People using iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV will not have access to the Steam Link app that enables you to play games over a stream running on a local PC. Valve Software announced the
HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

HTC’s standalone VR headset Vive Focus launched in China last year, and it’s getting some neat software upgrades ahead of its anticipated global release. Just announced at the 2018 Vive Ecosystem
Google’s Project Fi now supports Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ

Google’s Project Fi now supports Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ

Google announced that three new phones will gain compatibility with Project Fi, its mobile virtual private network, in early June: the Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ.
LG G7 ThinQ review: A great phone with not-so-intelligent AI

LG G7 ThinQ review: A great phone with not-so-intelligent AI

REVIEW: The LG markets the G7 ThinQ as an AI powerhouse, but how smart is it, really? We dive deep into its features in our review.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected PCs

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected PCs

Qualcomm today announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, designed for Always Connected PCs. The company promises up to 30 percent increase in performance, up to 3 times increase
TCL announces BlackBerry Key2 with dual cameras, Firefox Focus, and Speed Key

TCL announces BlackBerry Key2 with dual cameras, Firefox Focus, and Speed Key

Chinese electronics company TCL today announced the BlackBerry Key2, priced at $649 USD, $829 CAD, €649, and £579. The Key2 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to include a dual-rear camera and a new
Apple reportedly cuts 2018 iPhone part orders 20% in ‘cautious approach’

Apple reportedly cuts 2018 iPhone part orders 20% in ‘cautious approach’

A Nikkei report this morning suggests that Apple is significantly decreasing part orders for its upcoming 2018 iPhone models, a move deemed “quite conservative” by one of multiple sources confirming
Ericsson doubles its 2023 forecast for IoT connections

Ericsson doubles its 2023 forecast for IoT connections

STOCKHOLM (By Olof Swahnberg, Reuters) – Ericsson has almost doubled its forecast for connected cellular Internet of Things (IoT) in 2023 to 3.5 billion, the mobile telecom gear maker said on Tuesday.
South Korean carrier reintroduces iPhone 3GS

South Korean carrier reintroduces iPhone 3GS

Apple may have officially discontinued the iPhone 3GS years ago, but that isn’t stopping South Korean carrier SK Telink from resuming sales of the device at the end of this month. Korea’s ETNews
Microsoft brings Visual Search to smartphones — and it’s a mixed bag

Microsoft brings Visual Search to smartphones — and it’s a mixed bag

Microsoft's Bing launched a mobile version of its Visual Search tool that pulls up relevant pictures, product listings, and text snippets through photos your phone captures. In our testing, there's
Apple starts Indian iPhone 6s production and plans a third local model

Apple starts Indian iPhone 6s production and plans a third local model

After opening a manufacturing facility in India to produce the low-cost iPhone SE for Indian customers, Apple is now reportedly making iPhone 6s devices in India and plans to produce another model
Android to iPhone switchers lean toward Apple’s big or cheap models

Android to iPhone switchers lean toward Apple’s big or cheap models

A report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners confirms a long-suspected trend for Android-to-iOS "switchers" -- former Android users tend to gravitate either to Apple's largest Plus phones, or
HTC demonstrates Vive Focus tetherless PC VR and teases 5G devices

HTC demonstrates Vive Focus tetherless PC VR and teases 5G devices

Having sold off key smartphone assets last year, HTC now focuses substantially on Vive virtual reality devices, so it’s using the 2018 Mobile World Congress Shanghai for two major pushes: expanding
OnePlus will launch a 5G phone in 2019, is working with U.S. carriers

OnePlus will launch a 5G phone in 2019, is working with U.S. carriers

OnePlus says that it will be one of the first 5G mobile phone makers, with a product available during the initial year of U.S. 5G availability, and is working with U.S. carriers to start sales in
Geekbench: Alleged 2018 iPhone gains around 10% speed and 4GB RAM

Geekbench: Alleged 2018 iPhone gains around 10% speed and 4GB RAM

Third-party benchmarking tool Geekbench is occasionally the first to quantify performance improvements for an unreleased Apple product, and if a new benchmark is accurate, at least one 2018 iPhone
HTC plans to cut 1,500 jobs in Taiwan, around 25% of its workforce

HTC plans to cut 1,500 jobs in Taiwan, around 25% of its workforce

(Reuters) — Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company
Apple reportedly plans blue, orange, and gold 2018 iPhones, snubs Intel for 5G (updated)

Apple reportedly plans blue, orange, and gold 2018 iPhones, snubs Intel for 5G (updated)

Apple's future iPhone plans appear to be coming into sharper focus based on two separate reports today: the company is said to be planning new colors for 2018's iPhones, and dumping modem supplier