Tag: smartphone

Android P will prevent apps from quietly hijacking your camera

The threat of someone hijacking your phone’s camera to spy on you unawares is sometimes overstated, but it’s definitely a possibility. Enough so, in fact, that Google is determined to do something about it. Recently discovered code submissions……


3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a ……


Google’s Indian mobile money app can pay bills in a few taps

Manually paying your bills online usually involves jumping between multiple apps or websites, but Google might have an easier way. Its Tez mobile money app for India now includes a bill payment feature that lets you handle all those recurring ……


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual cameras detailed in latest leaks

At this rate, there might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy S9 when Samsung reveals it on February 25th. WinFuture and Evan Blass have posted a flood of leaked images and details that appear to confirm key features of the S9, particularl……


LG’s next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn’t mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star ……


Essential’s Amazon-exclusive phone comes with Alexa onboard

Oh, you thought Essential was out of new color options to show off? Not quite. The company announced today that a new, so-called Halo Gray model is now available to purchase exclusively from Amazon. Unlike the other, limited-edition versions o……


Essential’s PH-1 phone is getting new limited edition colors

Essential’s first smartphone wasn’t exactly perfect, but it was beautifully designed. Its existing black and white models aren’t striking enough for everyone, though, which is why the Andy Rubin-helmed startup will soon start pushing out a han……


HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang has resigned

Not long after letting go of its Pixel team in exchange for some much needed cash from Google, HTC is now also losing its smartphone lead. Chialin Chang, who joined the company as CFO back in April 2012, has immediately resigned as the Preside……


Samsung’s Galaxy S9 may offer its own version of Apple’s Animoji

Samsung has a history of going toe-to-toe (or sometimes, finger to finger) with Apple on features with its Galaxy S phones, and the Galaxy S9 may be no exception to the rule. ETNews sources have claimed that the S9 will include a “3D emoji” f……


Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a “drive-by” mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a websit……