New, mint-fresh image of Motorola Moto E5 leaked

Yay! It looks like there is another Moto E coming! Moto E is Motorola’s budget phone series, well known for creating cheap and cost-effective devices for those of us who do not give a heck about shiny phone bling. Leaked image of Moto E5 was just released online by MySmartPrice website. What does it show us?– Moto E5 will have at least one colour variant, gold,– its display seems to be roughly 5-inch wide,– single main camera and selfie shooter,– microUSB port at the bottom of the phone,– first in the series rear-mounted fingerprint scanner,– single ...

Launch, pre-order, and shipping dates of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus leaked!

One of the most popular leaksters, evleaks, says that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be launched on February 26th. This claim comes from the alleged contact between evleaks and a, quote, ”C-level executive at a major casemaker”. Evleaks believes that the phone will be available for pre-orders starting March 1st. Release is said to take place on March 16th. Usually Samsung unveils its Galaxy S series phones a day before the MWC; why this year is different, I do not know.By the way! Since the Galaxy S9/S9+ launch is so close, you can take most leaks that will surface online as truth. ...

”Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound”, or how to make a country panic by a misclick

So yeah, that happened. Last Saturday, a short-lived panic swept across the Hawaii (lately also known as a ”sh*tty country” thanks to the benevolent president Trump) when a country-wide warning of an inpending missile attack appeared on people’s phones. Thankfully the alert was false, and after fourty minutes of fearing for their lives, all Hawaiians have received a ”false alarm” notification. Phew.So, what exacly went wrong? A pretty prosaic thing, really. According to The Washington Post, Hawaii emergency employee has initiated an internal emergency tool ...

Apple shows us how many lawsuits can a company face at once

The answer is 46 plus three official government investigations. This is how much backlash is Apple facing right now for both ”batterygate”, issue of Apple slowing down older iPhones without user’s consent, and newest Meltdown and Spectre fiasco, where it turned out that Apple knew about these vulnerabilities for half an year and did nothing to prevent them. Most of the lawsuits are filed by private citizens (especially one USA citizen whom sues Apple for 999 bilion dollars). France and China have begun their investigations into Apple over the battery issue, while the USA ...

Leaked render of LG G7 shows a really bezel-less phones

We still do not know what will LG G7 be called, seeing how the G7 series is supposed to have its name changed. What we do know is some of the phone’s specs (Snapdragon 845 CPU among others) and, now, how is the phone supposed to look. Leaked from TigerMobiles, the above picture presents us with a smartphone that has almost no bezels. That is cool, sure, but I am sceptical – many such promises have been made before by smartphone developers, and very few of them came to pass.What else is there? Well, we have a dual-lens selfie shooter, probably a rear-placed fingerprint scanner ...

Google is cleaning up Play Store, or how 60 aps got infected with adult advertisement

Check Point, a cybersecurity company, has found a so-called Adult Swine malware in a number of Google Play Store’s apps. Malware’s main function was to display adult content ads whenever the infected app was turned on. Thankfully, Google’s reaction was quick, largely thanks to the fact that many of the apps infected were aimed towards children, e.g. McQueen Car Racing Game, Addon Pixelmon or Five Nights Survival Craft. Other than showing illicit ads, malware’s job was to convince the user to download the ”antivirus” app and agree to the a premium service. ...

Will Samsung shut down its production plants in Slovakia?

Samsung owns two factories in Slovakia, one manufacturing OLED panels parts and another assembling the screens. Soon though, these factories may be no more, as Samsung is threatening to shut down one of thems and is said to consider closing both. The reason is pretty prosaic, namely lack of workforce – seems like Slavs are not very interested in making us smartphones. Another option for Samsung is hiring foreigners, something that Slovakia government is not very keen on allowing, or so I heard. If closed, these two factories will probably end up being relocated to a more work-friendly ...

ZTE wants to launch its first 5G phone in 2019

Lixin Cheng, CEO of the United States’ division of ZTE, officially announced the ”late 2018 or early 2019” arrival of ZTE’s first 5G smartphone. Exact date of release depends on, quote, ”availability of 5G networks and the requisite chipsets”. Both Verizon and AT&T have announced that they will be rolling out their own 5G networks by the end of the year, so the 5G connectivity of ZTE will actually be useful. T-Mobile wants to do the same by 2020. ...

UK and US can now pre-order three new Sony smartphones

The phones in question are Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. US customers can buy them in four different colour variants (Black, Blue, Pink, and Silver). Best Buy retailer offers them for pre-order for $349.99, $449.99 and $249.99. All three phones should be released in the US tomorrow, on January 16th.As for UK, Unlocked Mobile and Clove are the retailers that offer the aforementioned phones. While you can already pre-order Sony phones from them, these phones will only become available in retail by the end of the month. Retail prices of the phones they offer are £298, ...

Possible Galaxy S9 specs revealed on an alleged box picture

Pictures of alleged box of Samsung Galaxy S9 have recently leaked online, and they are quite informative – if true. According to the info on the box, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will have:– 5.8″, 1440p AMOLED display, rounded corners,– Super Speed camera, either f/1.5 or f/2.4 aperture, 12mpx rear and 8mpx front,– Super Slow-mo slow motion capabilities,– 4GB RAM and 64GB storage,– IP68 water and dust resistance,– iris scanner,– wireless charging,– AKG-tuned earphones.Overall, specs leaked suggest a solid evolution from the S8 series ...