The Samsung Exynos M3 – 6-wide Decode With 50%+ IPC Increase

With the public announcement of the Exynos 9810 having finally taken place, Samsung engineers are now free to release information on the new M3 CPU microarchitecture. We have a first look into the new microarchitecture and what kind of improvements we should expect from Samsung’s new flagship SoC. SOURCE: AnandTech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Best Samsung Galaxy A8 Cases (2018)

Best Samsung Galaxy A8 Cases (2018) is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. This guide shares a list of the best Galaxy A8 cases to keep your phone looking nice and new. Samsung’s new A8 (2018) has a big display with small bezels and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. All of which you’ll want to keep protected. Galaxy A8 cases come in a slew of different styles, features, colors, and materials. Some are more durable than others, but all of them should keep the phone safe. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung sets record Q4 profits ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Samsung's head honcho was found guilty of bribery last year and its vice-chairman stepped down due to "unprecedented crisis," but that didn't affect the Korean conglomerate's cashflow at all. In fact, the company did very well in the fourth quarter o... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

A refurbished iPhone 7 is the definitely the best smartphone you can get for $380

Normally, $380 doesn't buy you a whole lot of smartphone. At that price, you're normally looking at an iPhone 6S, Galaxy S7 Edge, or maybe a first-gen Google Pixel. They're all decent devices, but if you want something that has flagship speed and will last for more than a year with current software updates, you're mostly out of luck. So when Virgin Mobile offers a $379 iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you should probably look past the fact that it's refurbished, check your hands are big enough, and go [Read Entire Story]

Razer Phone now streams Netflix in all its HDR glory

Looks like Razer's latest update for its first smartphone should be worth installing. The new software enables support for Netflix HDR videos as well as Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, so you can better immerse yourself in your favorite fictional u... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division

Google has announced the completion of its $1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business. The acquisition was announced back in September 2017 but now it has passed the requisite approvals and is finalized. Beyond the transfer of over 2,000 engineers from HTC — that’s around one-fifth of HTC’s engineering team — Google will also receive… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Microsoft Band 3 prototype reveals the wearable that might have been

When Microsoft killed its Band wearables, a leak emerged of what was believed to be the cancelled third-generation model. Well, it's real -- and it says a lot about what Microsoft was thinking before it pulled the plug. Windows Central has obtained... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Chrome OS is coming to tablets, leaked Acer device suggests

If you’ve been looking forward to someone making a Chrome OS tablet, then you should know your weird prayers have been answered. Such a device apparently exist, as seen in a picture that was posted briefly online before disappearing. But we have no idea when Acer will launch it. Yes, we do know that Acer made this particular device. Continue reading... BGR Top Deals: How could you not spend $37 on a box that’ll save you $120 a year on your cable bill? The $15 slow cooker that sold out in 10 [Read Entire Story]

European Union Fines Qualcomm $1.23 Billion for Anti-Competitive Apple Deal

This morning the European Union’s European Commission became the latest regulatory body to fine Qualcomm over anti-competitive actions undertaken by the company. The investigation, which we’ve been expecting the results of for some time now, found Qualcomm guilty of abusing its dominant market position in LTE modems, with Qualcomm paying Apple to exclusively use its modems. As a result the Commission has levied the largest fine to date against Qualcomm, totaling over €997 [Read Entire Story]

Pioneer’s new iOS app can power your next DJ livestream

Pioneer's DJ mix recording app is now available for your iPhone and iPad. Cleverly named DJM-REC, the free-to-download app connects to any mixer with a USB send/return channel to record, archive and even livestream your mixes. The app gives you a 30-... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

How to Uninstall Apps on the Galaxy S8

How to Uninstall Apps on the Galaxy S8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. Whether you have too many apps or an app is killing your battery life, this guide shows you how to uninstall apps on the Galaxy S8. Smartphones are often confusing for some, and complicated, especially if you’re new to smartphones. If so, our quick hands-on video below is for you. This might be your first Samsung Galaxy smartphone, or your first smartphone ever. If that’s the case, simple tasks [Read Entire Story]

Amazon adds voice control to its Alexa app for Android

Amazon added voice commands to its Music and Shopping apps a while back, but if you wanted to use your phone as an Echo-style speaker, you were out of luck. Now, though, an Alexa app update adds support for Alexa voice interaction on your Android pho... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

10 Common Clash of Clans Problems and Fixes

10 Common Clash of Clans Problems and Fixes is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. This guide will go over some common Clash of Clans problems users may face and how to fix them. It’s one of the most popular games on Android and iOS, with good reason. It’s extremely fun and very addicting. However, occasionally users run into problems. Like changing their name, transferring a village or switching to a new device. We get asked a lot of questions about Clash. From transferring the [Read Entire Story]

We need startups to build democracy tech

It’s time to actually make the world a better place. Silicon Valley was birthed from an existential threat to the world. Nazi radar defense technology was decimating the Allied air forces. But American engineers heeded the call, and in a Harvard lab led by Stanford professor Frederick Terman, invented radar jammers that helped win the war. Terman brought the engineering talent back to… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

8 Things to Know About the iPad iOS 10.2.1 Update

8 Things to Know About the iPad iOS 10.2.1 Update is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. There’s an iOS 10.2.1 update available for all versions of the iPad capable of running iOS 10. With that in mind we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the iPad iOS 10.2.1 update. Apple continues to refine its iOS 10 operating system with milestone upgrades and maintenance releases. The latest, iOS 10.2.1, is a small update for the iPhone and iPad. It brings [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s iPhone 8 might look a lot like this

Apple’s radically redesigned iPhone 8 is many months away, but the web is filled with rumors, speculations, and concepts. That’s right, many designers out there think they know how the iPhone 8 will look like, although not all of the iPhone 8 concepts out there are always exciting. The following images, meanwhile, show a concept iPhone 8 that might be very close to what Apple will actually launch this year. Continue reading... Trending right now: The iPhone 7 might be losing a fight with its [Read Entire Story]

9 Best iPhone 7 Screen Protectors

9 Best iPhone 7 Screen Protectors is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. Here are the best iPhone 7 screen protectors that you can use to keep your iPhone 7 screen free from smudges, scratches and help prevent it from breaking. We’ve used these brands and screen protectors for the last several years, and they’ve definitely saved our iPhones from breaking when dropped. A new option will even cover most of the cost of a screen if you break your iPhone screen while using [Read Entire Story]

New MacBook Pro: 5 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To

New MacBook Pro: 5 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. The new MacBook Pro is a great machine for many users, but for others it is very tough to use as their main laptop. While there are definitely some reasons to hate the 2016 MacBook Pro design there are also plenty of reasons to buy it — and the latest macOS Sierra updates help with battery life and functionality. This new MacBook Pro includes a sleek new design, upgraded performance, better [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Info (2017)

Samsung Galaxy Marshmallow Update Info (2017) is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. As we push into 2017 some Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners are still waiting for their Android Marshmallow update while others are hoping for a bug fix update to fix their Android Marshmallow problems. Samsung’s Android Nougat update is rolling out but the company continues to fire off a barrage of Galaxy Android Marshmallow upgrades for devices in regions across the globe including here [Read Entire Story]

The iPhone 7 might be losing a fight with its older brother

The iPhone 7 was well received by critics and, by most accounts, smartphone buyers in general, but it might not have been good enough to convince customers to opt for Apple's newest smartphone. At least that's the thinking of some Wall Street analysts who believe that the iPhone 6 and 6s may have dragged the average selling price of Apple smartphones down during the holiday quarter in 2016, and could hurt Apple's overall results for the quarter. Continue reading... Trending right [Read Entire Story]

Donald Trump Tariffs Could Force Gamers to Pay More

Donald Trump Tariffs Could Force Gamers to Pay More is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile. Donald Trump tariffs could make you pay more for your next video game console and for your next video game even if you buy them digitally. That’s right. The Nintendo Switch, Xbox Scorpio, and even the PS4 Pro could cost you more this year if Donald Trump levies a 5-10% tariff on items imported into the U.S. With the change, the cost to bring a new console or a new game to market in the U.S. [Read Entire Story]

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