iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we’re taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from performance to autocorrect – from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. No matter how you splice it, the update’s free, and it’s just about Easter weekend, so make an evening of it.

5. Performance Manager Switch

Users can access a new “Battery Health” option to stop the software’s automatic performance throttling to avoid unexpected shutdowns. This is not something I recommend doing, unless you absolutely, positively need your smartphone to run AS FAST as possible. Chances are you’re not one of the very, very few people in this world that need that top performance at all times. If you DO, head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health (Beta).

4. App Review Sorting

For those users that take their app downloading and

iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we’re taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from performance to autocorrect – from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. No matter how you splice it, the update’s free, and it’s just about Easter weekend, so make an evening of it.

5. Performance Manager Switch

Users can access a new “Battery Health” option to stop the software’s automatic performance throttling to avoid unexpected shutdowns. This is not something I recommend doing, unless you absolutely, positively need your smartphone to run AS FAST as possible. Chances are you’re not one of the very, very few people in this world that need that top performance at all times. If you DO, head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health (Beta).

4. App Review Sorting

For those users that take their app downloading and

Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung’s flagship smartphones have included the Always On Display (AOD) feature for several years now, giving users a way to glance at essential information like notifications, battery level, and the time, by keeping these details constantly displayed even when the device is asleep. Since then, the feature has become more customizable in terms of color and clock style, and even allowing a photo to be shown. But now there’s support for the internet’s favorite media format: the GIF.

While users have been able to choose between preset images or their own photos, the addition of GIFs on the AOD opens the door for displaying animated imagery, not to mention the meme or other humorous clip of the week. The feature comes with a handful of GIFs to use, but can be customized with any stored in the photo library.

https://youtu.be/jKAj_M6ayXI

The new AOD update is available on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8, however these devices must be running Android Oreo. Once that’s tak

Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung’s flagship smartphones have included the Always On Display (AOD) feature for several years now, giving users a way to glance at essential information like notifications, battery level, and the time, by keeping these details constantly displayed even when the device is asleep. Since then, the feature has become more customizable in terms of color and clock style, and even allowing a photo to be shown. But now there’s support for the internet’s favorite media format: the GIF.

While users have been able to choose between preset images or their own photos, the addition of GIFs on the AOD opens the door for displaying animated imagery, not to mention the meme or other humorous clip of the week. The feature comes with a handful of GIFs to use, but can be customized with any stored in the photo library.

https://youtu.be/jKAj_M6ayXI

The new AOD update is available on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8, however these devices must be running Android Oreo. Once that’s tak

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Ma

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Ma

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Ma

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Ma

Google Play Services start blocking uncertified Android devices

The Android platform is open source (though more like open source dump) and there’s no way to close that door anymore. Google, however, has found a way around it through its oh so essential Google Play apps and services. While OEMs had to comply with Google’s rules and certification requirements to officially ship with these, some have found ways around that, usually by side-loading GApps, as the bundle is called, themselves or telling users how to do so. Now it seems that Google is closing the door on that method but users of custom ROMs need not be too worried because Google is surprisingly giving them a special pass.

Google Play Services (sometimes called Google Mobile Services) is one of the more controversial aspects of the Android platform. Very few will deny how these apps and services are critical to providing a full Android experience. Google Play, however, is proprietary and therefore doesn’t ship with the open source Android code (AOSP). No one but Google has the lega

OnePlus 6 release tipped best iPhone X clone of all

Leaks today show the OnePlus 6 to come in more than one material with a notch’ed display design. This might well be the non-T OnePlus phone users have been waiting for – if not for the company’s abandonment of their low-end price-destructor attitude a couple years ago. Now it’s just OnePlus trying to be Apple, coming with a OnePlus 6 with the frontside of an iPhone X.

The price of the OnePlus 6 might be the killer point for the device. Not because it’s low, but because it’s comparable to the iPhone X. If in the minds of consumers, OnePlus is able to deliver an iPhone-like device with a price that’s similar to but less than the iPhone X, they’ll think they’ve found a winner.

The OnePlus team generally deliver a software experience that’s roughly equivalent to that of a basic Android device with a few of