OnePlus Offers Free 6T For Taps, Hints At Separate Reveal

In short: Smartphone users have a chance to pick up a brand new OnePlus 6T for free with by just tapping on their device’s screen after signing up for at a recently posted “Unlock Your Speed” promotional site for the upcoming Android flagship. The contest is fairly straightforward. Users sign up at the contest website from a […]

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Google Releases OTA & Factory Images For Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

In short: Google has now released factory and OTA images for its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets, allowing users to flash a completely clean stock build to their handsets. Files are available for both the factory unlocked and Verizon variations. The primary difference between the two is that the carrier version comes with a […]

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OnePlus Changes 6T Launch Date Because It Can’t Compete With Apple

In short: After announcing that the OnePlus 6T would be officially unveiled on October 30, the company has decided that it needs to change that date, and move it up a day. Now, the OnePlus 6T will be announced on October 29 instead. Why? Well, Apple announced that it was holding an event in Brooklyn, […]

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Google Pixel 3 Backordered At Verizon, Pre-Orders Should Ship By End Of October

In short: The Google Pixel 3 officially launched yesterday in a number of countries, including the US where it is being sold at Google Store, Best Buy and Verizon. We found out that the units being sold at Best Buy are actually SIM locked to Verizon. And now we are finding out that some pre-orders […]

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Microsoft-Backed Startup Accuses Huawei Of Secret Tech Theft

In short: Microsoft and Dell-backed startup CNEX Labs accused a Huawei unit of stealing its secret semiconductor designs, having filed a lawsuit against the Chinese technology giant with a federal court in Texas earlier this week. Huawei and its American arm Futurewei face charges of organized and perpetual trade secret theft, with the litigation being filed […]

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First Pixel 3 Units Ship, Followed By Customer Complaints

In short: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pre-orders officially began shipping this week and already complaints about bugs are appearing on the official Google Pixel User Community forums. The message boards aren’t immediately flooding with users filing reports and it is still too early to tell exactly how widespread any given problem might be, […]

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Spammers Blamed For Facebook’s Latest Data Breach

In short: The data breach revealed several weeks ago and thought to have affected as many as 29 million Facebook users appears to have been the work of spammers rather than a state-sponsored incident, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s according to unnamed individuals said to be close to the ongoing internal investigation. The sources claim […]

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Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot’ Feature Isn’t As Great As It Sounds

In short: The Top Shot functionality of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships is severely limited in what it can do compared to how Google presented it last week and isn’t the best option for salvaging mistimed photographs that the mobile industry can currently offer. While the company made no mention of that […]

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Whisper Mode Comes To Amazon Alexa, Here’s How To Enable It

In short: Amazon had teased that Whisper Mode was coming to Alexa, and now it is finally here. It is essentially a mode for Alexa to speak quieter to you, and also hear you while you are whispering. The mode is good for using while others are sleeping in your home, and you don’t want […]

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Whisper Mode Comes To Amazon Alexa, Here’s How To Enable It

In short: Amazon had teased that Whisper Mode was coming to Alexa, and now it is finally here. It is essentially a mode for Alexa to speak quieter to you, and also hear you while you are whispering. The mode is good for using while others are sleeping in your home, and you don’t want […]

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