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Category Archives: Cellphones

Apple May Release iPhone SE 2 Next Spring

There have been some rumors floating around that Apple is working on a new iPhone SE for next year. A new report published by China’s Economic Daily News has come out claiming that the iPhone SE 2 will launch in the first half of 2018.

The timeframe lines up with the release of the iPhone SE last year, and predictions that the new model could release in Q1. The rumored specs include an A10 Fusion processor, 2GB or RAM and a 128 GB model, as well as a bump in the camera specs to a 12-Megapixel rear shooter and a 5-Megapixel front shooter.

No word yet on pricing, but I’d expect it to raise as the latest flagship, the iPhone X, got a significant price increase.

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This iPhone Case Moonlights As A Lint Brush

Just when you thought every possible iPhone case has been invented, someone goes and does this.

Startup company, Stitched Products, has just announced their first product that they plan to fund through Indiegogo, an iPhone case than can be used to pick up stray hair and lint. Just when you thought you’d seen it all.

The company claims that the odd fabric attracts lint and hair, and even shows the case being used to clean off a linty black shirt in their pitch video. They even claim that it’s easy to clean the case itself and it doesn’t leave any residue like a traditional sticky lint roller.

This is such a weird product, but I kind of want it to be real. I find myself getting covered in lint all the time and it’s a real problem, I can’t count how many times I’ve been on a date and a girl crawls her way to safety through the bathroom window. I assume it’s because of my linty shirt, because it couldn’t possibly be my personality.

Anyway, they’re about halfway to their goal on Indiegogo, and early-bird cases go for $25 (which there are still plenty of).

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iPhone X Notch Removing App Is Now Available On The App Store

While the iPhone X is getting strong reviews, many fans are not happy about the notch, the big obstructing bezel on the top of the display which houses the cameras, sensors and speaker. But for those of you who can’t seem to adjust, there is now an app you can download to make the adjustment easier.

The app is called Notch Remover, and like its name, it removes the unsightly notch. Now, it doesn’t actually remove the notch or the functionality of it, but it hides it under a black bar that you save as wallpapers. I couldn’t find any confirmation, but it seems like this app would only apply to the home screen and lock screen.

Still, if you hate the notch that much, it’s not a bad idea to spend $0.99 on an app to try and mask it. After all, you just spent $999 on the phone itself, what’s another buck?

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I Choose To Believe These People Who Can’t Tell An iPhone X From an iPhone 4 are Actors

Every so often, Jimmy Kimmel does a street segment showing people the hottest new gadget, but it’s really an old or completely different version of that new product. And somehow, he always finds morons who believe they’re looking at the newest iPad, when it’s really an old copy of Highlights Magazine from June 1992, with Hitler mustaches doodled on every person’s face. “Oh wow, it’s so light and different.”

But this time Kimmel’s taken it too far. The iPhone X hype has been everywhere and, yet the segment shows people being tricked into the thinking an old iPhone 4 is the new $999 iPhone X.

It’s so obvious that my only question left is, how did the actors later spend the $25 they were paid?

Man I really am just a buzzkill, aren’t I?

Hit the jump for the video.

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CNET iPhone X Drop Test Reveals You Really Don’t Want To Drop Your Phone

If hearing that the iPhone X’s $279 out of warranty screen replacement, or worse, it $550 back glass replacement (yes, $550!) doesn’t make you shudder at the thought of leaving your phone bare, then you should take a look at CNET who tested dropping the iPhone from different angles.

Basically, don’t leave the Apple store without a case or a warranty. Or do I have to start listing other things you could’ve bought for that money? Well, I’m all out of ideas, so just don’t drop it.

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Razer Phone Announced With High End Screen And Speakers That Are Geared For Gamers

Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Razer has officially announced their first phone simply titled the Razer Phone. The device comes just one year after Razer’s acquisition of Nextbit, which had previously stepped into the smartphone market with the Robin.

The Razer Phone is made with sharp corners and a metal finish, a design that Razer seems comfortable with on their laptops. The features include a 2K LCD display that runs at 120hz. No other smartphone has a display that fast, which provides buttery smooth animations, scrolling and will even make some games look super smooth. The phone also features stereo front-facing speakers with dedicated amplifiers and a THX-certified adapter that ensures high quality audio through the headphones.

Aside from its display and audio, The Razer Phone also features 6GB of RAM, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor and a dual 12MP rear shooter, much like the iPhone 8 Plus. The software is a fairly stock android experience, but Razer hopes that its high quality display and audio features can be enough to lure gamers to give it a shot.

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Why Tech Wednesday: The iPhone X Will Cost $279 To Replace The Screen. Here Are Some Other Things That You Could Buy With $279

Sure, that new iPhone looks cool. You can show it off to your friends and be the cool kid on the block for the next couple of days. But Apple has released pricing info for those unfortunate enough to drop their shiny new phone and the most shocking is the $279 charge for repairing the screen.

So for those people we figured we’d have a little fun with the numbers and see what else that $279 could’ve bought you.

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Grain Case Is A Super Thin iPhone Case That Adds Grip

I’ve crossed sides, where once I lived my life carefree, leaving my phone commando to appreciate its beauty, I now keep my phone in a case. I’m just too anxious about leaving it places where it’ll get scratched. But every so often, I still get the urge to tear it out of its case and let be free.

Well, now there’s a case which hopes to combine the protection of a phone case with the naked feeling of leaving your phone bare. It’s called the Grain Case and it features a crazy thin .35mm design. It’s more like a skin that you’d apply to your phone, but offers much more protection. It even has a special coating which adds extra grip to your device.

It’s available for about $20 for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, though newer versions are in the works.

Update: Changed thinness of case from 22mm to 35mm.

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The ZTE Axon M Has Two Foldable Screens

It has two screens, what else should I say? Okay, okay, it’s got full HD resolution on both screens, a Snapdragon 821, 4 GB of RAM, and a 20MP camera that, I guess is for both front-facing and back-facing photos. Oh, and did I mention it has two freaking screens!

It’s the most unnecessary thing in the world, but it looks pretty cool. And it can be used in four different modes, Dual Mode does different apps on either screen, Extended Mode allows apps to fill up both screens for a larger image, Mirror Mode which mirrors the content on both sides, and traditional phone mode (boring….). Just imagine the possibilities of this thing if it doesn’t completely suck.

It’s coming to AT&T next month and will cost around $700. I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’ll wait until Apple throws their hat in the ring with the iPhone DS (the DS will stand for dual-screen and Apple will have invented that term).

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