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  • Samsung Galaxy A80 come to Malaysia, early buyers get a sweet package
    on July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Samsung is now selling the Galaxy A80 in Malaysia through its website as well as through online and offline partner channels. There's a cool bonus for early adopters in place. Bundled into the RM 2,500 (€550) price of the Galaxy A80 is a free Galaxy Fit smart band normally worth RM 369 (€80) and additionally, the first 1,000 buyers will get a free Galaxy A80 Blackpink Special Edition bundle, normally worth RM 449 (~€100). The Blackpink Special Edition Package includes a Band-themed case, charging stand and USB cable all coated in Pink and black. The Samsung Galaxy A80 itself is... […]

  • How to cope with just a 128GB SSD on your Mac mini or MacBook
    on July 15, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else -- including us -- will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do. […]

  • Asus ROG Phone II to be the first phone to ship with the Snapdragon 855 Plus
    on July 15, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Asus has announced that its upcoming ROG Phone II will be the first smartphone running Qualcomm's newly announced Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. The new 855 Plus chipset is largely identical to the company's previous flagship, the Snapdragon 855, but features higher clocks, with the CPU now running at 2.96GHz instead of 2.84GHz. This results in about 4.2% improvement in CPU performance. More relevant to the ROG Phone II, the Adreno 640 GPU in the Snapdragon 855 Plus has also been clocked higher and now promises an improvement of 15% compared to the standard Snapdragon 855. This... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G gets Night mode with new firmware update
    on July 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    While Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e owners have been enjoying the Night mode camera feature for a couple of months now, the Galaxy S10 5G is only now getting it. South Korean S10 5G owners are receiving the coveted Night mode feature with the latest G977NKSU1ASF3 firmware update, which comes in at 429MB. In addition, the new update also brings the June security patch. Apart from Night mode, the update brings vibration feedback for the navigation gesture bar and general stability improvements across the UI. The change-log specifies improved reception stability, battery usage... […]

  • I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week -- here's how it went
    on July 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Recently, my Mac keeled over, leaving me with my iPad Pro to produce content and do day-to-day tasks with. This is how I managed, using only my iPad. […]

  • Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories
    on July 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad. […]

  • Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 855 Plus with 15% faster GPU
    on July 15, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, which boast higher CPU and GPU clock speeds for enhanced performance. This is similar to the binned Snapdragon 845 that the Asus ROG Phone used, except that this new chip will be widely available to smartphone makers. In fact, Qualcomm expects to see the first phones with the 855 Plus by the end of the year. The big change is the GPU - the Adreno 640 is clocked higher and delivers 15% more performance. Meanwhile, the fast Kryo 485 CPU core was boosted to 2.96GHz (up from 2.84GHz, about a 4% overclock). It's not clear if the second cluster... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy A40 gets Samsung Pay in latest firmware update
    on July 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Samsung has begun issuing the latest software update for its midrange Galaxy A40 in Germany complete with the July security patch and more notably - Samsung Pay. The A405FNXXU2ASG1 update is currently in its early rollout stage so availability is limited, but it should expand to more countries soon. Samsung confirmed that Samsung Pay has also been added to Galaxy A40 devices in Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and the United Kingdom but the new update is still not live in those areas for now. German users, in particular, have reported several bugs with the previous firmware version... […]

  • Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India
    on July 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone. […]

  • Huawei to ship 260 million phones in 2019, exceed expectations
    on July 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Despite getting its Android license revoked back in May, Huawei will still exceed its smartphone sales targets for 2019. The Chinese maker was projected to ship 250 million phones during 2019 and analyst Guo Minghao expects it to ship around 260 million. Guo Minghao says the biggest factor in Huawei's success is the Chinese market, where it managed to increase its share this year. Another positive factor is that Huawei regained its sales in some overseas markets, however the analyst doesn't go into specifics as to which those markets are. Analyst Guo Minghao expects Huawei to... […]

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