PhoneArena - News 9 April 2018

Here are 8 paid iOS apps that are currently offered for free

Looking for a particular paid iOS app, but don't want to spend the money? Tonight, we have eight paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time only. Again, this means that if you see an app you like, install it immediately on your iPhone or iPad. If it isn't as good as you thought it would be, well, that is why there is an uninstall button. And since you are not paying for the app, there is no financial risk to you for trying it out. But if you wait, the developer could decide to start charging again for his app, which leaves you digging deep into your pockets to buy it.If you're looking ...

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Bricked: IOS 11.3 disables third party touch displays

It has been reported that IOS 11.3 has disabled some iPhone 8 touch displays. The devices affected are those who have had third party displays installed. These displays are typically installed by local repair shops and are not affiliated with Apple. There are videos circulating showing the display on but not registering any touch input whatsoever. Without the touchscreen enabled, the device is essentially useless. It has been noted that people have had their iPhone 8 displays replaced in this manner since release without any issue. However, after the update rolled out, some discovered that ...

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Despite Huawei's claim, teardown of P20 Pro seems to indicate that all three cameras carry OIS

The Huawei P20 Pro has a unique triple camera setup on back. There is the main 40MP RGB camera, a 20MP monochrome camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. After the phone was dissected by iFixit, the latter states that all three snappers appear to feature optical image stabilization (OIS). For those who are not familiar with this, OIS prevents your videos from looking like you overdosed on coffee, even if you went on a caffeine bender before recording.Officially, Huawei will only admit that the 8MP camera is equipped with OIS. The manufacturer says that the other two sensors rely on the AI based ...

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T-Mobile and Verizon announce deals on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED

Following Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition announcement, T-Mobile and Verizon unveiled their own deals on these models. Besides carrying both smartphones, T-Mobile will add the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition to its BOGO deals starting April 10.In order to get $700 via rebate towards a second iPhone 8 or 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, you will have to turn in an eligible device and port in a line. T-Mobile also mentions that pre-orders will start on April 11, while stocks should arrive on April 13.Verizon announced that it will offer ...

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Notch-bearing LG G7 ThinQ appears alongside official colors

A new render has revealed the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ's design in full detail. The South Korean giant has previously revealed its plans to launch a new flagship device within the next few months, although the company has remained pretty quiet in terms of specific details. Due to a newly-leaked render obtained by AndroidHeadlines, though, LG’s next flagship has been revealed in full alongside its official colors.As can be seen in the image above, LG will once again be sticking to the tall display format that it debuted on last year’s LG G6, while the overall looks of the device bear a striking ...

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Honor 10 invite suggests April 19 announcement

Honor is one of the many handset makers that has yet to introduce its first 2018 flagship. Although a teaser leaked last week suggested the Honor 10 could be announced on may 15, it appears that the smartphone will be introduced in China much earlier.What appears to be official invitations for the Honor 10 unveiling event have just popped up online and they clearly indicate the smartphone will be announced on April 19. If you've been following the latest tech news, then you probably know that Motorola may unveil the Moto G6 lineup on the same day.However, since neither launch event ...

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Google's new UI for setting up Assistant renames current privacy feature as "Forget me"

In the wake of the recent scandal that has engulfed Facebook, Google apparently is going to rename a privacy and security feature available now with Google Assistant. First, let's start by discussing the revised user interface for the virtual assistant's setup process. The first time that new Assistant users open the app, they will be greeted by a series of animated screens that show what the app can do. At top of each page is the Google Assistant logo followed by the phrase, "The new way to talk to Google." Near the bottom of each page, a feature of Google Assistant is mentioned. These include ...

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Samsung DeX Pad now available for pre-order in the US for $99.99

If you already own one of Samsung's new flagships, the Galaxy S9 or S9+, you can now pre-order the DeX Pad, an accessory unveiled back in February. The new Dex Pad won't come cheap, so if you want one, you have to come up with $99.99 upfront.According to Samsung, all pre-orders will ship in the week of May 13, so everyone should get their accessories in mid-May. Also, the handset maker offers free shipping on all orders, so you won't have to pay more than 100 bucks.The Samsung DeX Pad comes with Fast Charge wall charger, USB-C cable, and HDMI cable. Basically, everything you'll ...

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Trade in your older Apple Watch to Apple and receive up to $175 in credit

So you've been thinking about trading in your older Apple Watch model for a Series 3 version of the timepiece. Yeah, the Series 3 GPS + Cellular model has caught your eye because this way you don't have to pair the watch to your iPhone. And now, Apple has a trade-up offer that can give you as much as $175 in credit which you can use toward the purchase of the latest Apple Watch models.If you trade in your older Apple Watch for a newer model at the Apple Store, you will receive instant credit. Or, you can do it online and receive an Apple gift card. The first-gen and Series 1 Apple Watches ...

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BLU Vivo One Plus with massive battery and 18:9 display introduced in the US

After launching its first ever Android Oreo smartphone, the VIVO XL3, BLU Products is back with yet another entry-level handset. The new BLU Vivo One Plus offers slightly better specs than the BLU Vivo One, which made its debut on the market back in February.First off, the Vivo One Plus sports a larger 6-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) display, whereas the previous model comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ screen. Moreover, the new smartphone packs a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash and a secondary 13-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash.A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor ...

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ZTE concept phone has two notches, one on top and the other on bottom of the display

It appears that ZTE is thinking that if consumers love having a notch on their smartphone, they will absolutely adore having two notches. Renders of a concept model with the name ZTE Iceberg have surfaced, and they show that the dual-notched device carries a notch at the top and the bottom of the display (when held in portrait orientation). The top notch contains the front-facing selfie snapper along with the earpiece and sensors for distance and light. The bottom notch carries only a second speaker, which allows the Iceberg to offer stereo sound. The casing on the four corners of the phone is ...

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Here's how to find out if your Facebook profile was used by Cambridge Analytica

It's hard to believe how the world has changed in 21 days. Three weeks ago, we passed along the news that millions of Facebook profiles had been obtained by a consulting firm named Cambridge Analytica without users' permission. The data was obtained by them through a Russian-American researcher named Aleksandr Kogan, who was not supposed to release the information to anyone. Facebook might have violated a 2011 consent decree signed with the FTC that prevented the company from using personal data without getting permission from its owner.  As a result, Facebook has been under fire. ...

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HTC U12+ retail box leaked, shows all the specs you could care about

What's expected to be HTC's 2018 flagship device, the U12+, has leaked profusely over the course of the past few weeks, giving us a delightfully-insightful look at what the device might bring around. Today, a leaked image allegedly depicting the back of an HTC U12+ retail box provides us with yet another look at the most plausible specs of the device. A Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a whole lot of 8GB of RAM, 128GB of native storage, a 5.5-inch QHD LCD display, and a 12MP f/1.5 OIS-enabled rear camera make up some of the more intriguing hardware details of the phone, ...

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Apple announces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition go on sale on April 10

It appears that the leaked Virgin Mobile document mentioning Apple will introduce the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition on April 9 was 100% accurate, as the official press release went live earlier today.So, if you've been waiting for these premium Apple products, you'll be pleased to know they will be available for purchase online starting April 10. Also, customers will be able to pick either of the two smartphones in stores beginning April 13.A new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio will be launched alongside the new iPhones, which will be available ...

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OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War limited-edition confirmed to launch in the UK

May shapes up to be a great month for OnePlus, as the handset maker plans to reveal its next top-tier phone, the OnePlus 6, early next month. Also, a pair of new wireless earbuds is expected to go official alongside the flagship killer.But that's not all that OnePlus plans to announce next month. Rumors about another limited-edition OnePlus smartphone surfaced last week, but over the weekend a new report seems to confirm the Chinese company's initiative.Apparently, OnePlus is a very good friend to Marvel, and was allowed to launch a limited-edition Avengers: Infinity War version ...

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OnePlus 6 to be announced on May 5

By now, there's no doubt that OnePlus is preparing to show the world its next flagship smartphone. The only question that remains is when this device is going official.If a freshly leaked alleged teaser originating from Chinа is to be believed, the OnePlus 6 might see the light of day in less than a month's time, on May 5. The event will reportedly take place in Shenzen, China, at 2 PM local time.This falls in line with the company's penchant for a spring release of their main flagship, followed by an autumn release of an improved "T" variation of the ...

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Alleged Huawei Mate 20 with Kirin 980 chipset on deck sets a new AnTuTu record

Huawei just recently launched its latest flagships, the P20 , P20 Pro, and the super-premium P20 Pro Porsche Design, but it seems that the grand Chinese company is already prepping its next emboldening move. Word on the street is the successor to last year's Huawei Mate 10 just got benchmarked on popular synthetic benchmark app AnTuTu.It would seem that the Huawei Mate 20, which is most likely coming this autumn, has reportedly scored a truly mind-boggling score of 356,918 points, which sets it ahead of just about any device right now. This performance jump could potentially be linked to ...

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Android P to support Vulkan graphics API 1.1 for better looking, better performing games

Vulkan is the exciting graphics API (application programming interface) that will help give mobile gaming a serious push forward, visuals-wise at least, bringing something more akin to home console quality graphics to the palm of your hand. Samsung has been supporting it on Galaxy devices starting with the S7 back in 2016, and Google has also added support for it in Nougat. We’ve already seen some pretty interesting tech demos of what Vulkan will be capable of when it’s fully fleshed out and developers get around to fully utilizing its powers — i.e. having much more direct ...

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Most recent Sony Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz display mode that you can't use

The 2017 Sony Xperia XZ Premium wasn't a huge success for Sony sales-wise, but it had a real stand-out feature in the form of a beautiful, HDR-enabled 4K display. Shortly after the XZ Premium hit store shelves, rumors began to trickle that the phone's display also has a high frame rate mode of 120Hz, much like the Razer Phone, which launched later in the year. Reports were contradictory, however, as enabling the 120Hz mode allegedly required making modifications to the kernel of the phone, so not many people, outside of developers and enthusiasts, were able to test it and confirm or deny the ...

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Deal: Amazon Fire TV and 4K Fire TV, lowest price outside of Amazon Prime yet

The Amazon Fire TV and the 4K Fire TV are currently down to their lowest respected prices we've seen outside of Amazon's Prime membership program. You can now snag the Fire TV streaming stick for $29.99, down from the usual price of $40, or the 4K Fire TV for $49.99, down from the usual $70.Both devices come with Alexa-enabled voice remotes and open up the gates to a plethora of content, including 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and other streaming services.Here's some other notable features of ...

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