Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

  GoogleAndroidMobile softwareiOS Google’s Allo messaging app is in the process of receiving some new features today. No, it’s not getting a web-based client, or SMS support of any kind. Not yet, at least. But it does now feature chat backup capabilities, allowing you to store your past chats locally, in the cloud on Google Drive, or both. Next up, group conversations can be had in incognito mode too. Previously, this was only available for one-on-one chats. Incognito mode enables end-to-end encryption and lets you set an expiry time on your messages. Google Assistant and Smart Replies aren’t usable in this mode.…

Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless

Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless headphones are wireless Bluetooth headphones made using fancy materials and loaded with features that shouldn’t be confused with the full-size Momentum Wireless headphones. These ones have pads that sit on your ears rather than cups that fit around them, making them a more compact, and portable, pair. Their good looks, decent sound and active noise cancellation would make them a great

Top Fidget Spinners You Must Have

Top Fidget Spinners You Must Have

You can find a variety of relief gadgets on GearBest.com for killing time or relieving stress and anxiety. But in terms of toys, 2017 may be the year of the Fidget Spinner, also called Hand Spinner. These dazzling fidget spinners seem to be the biggest toy craze to hit the market lately. People all over the world are keen to play fidget spinner. But do you know which type of fidget spinners is the most popular one in your country, and how to buy it on GearBest.com? Top Fidgets Spinner 1. The cool black Bat hand fidget spinner in GB looks like the Batman logo. It’s…

Panasonic Lumix ZS70 / TZ90

Panasonic Lumix ZS70 / TZ90

Back in 2006, Panasonic launched what it claimed to be the world’s smallest compact with a 10x optical zoom, the Lumix ZS1 / TZ1. This was arguably the camera that started the now-popular travel zoom compact category, and Panasonic has contributed consistently to it over the years with very well regarded models. Last year it refreshed its ZS / TZ range with two new additions. The Lumix ZS60 (known as the TZ80 outside the US) blended

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

After South Korea and Europe, Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue fix in India as well. Weighing in at around 426MB, the update arrives as firmware version XXU1AQDG.   Both S8 as well as the Plus variant are getting the update. It’s worth mentioning that the flagships aren’t yet on sale in India – they’ll will be available for purchase starting May 5, although pre-orders

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Earlier this week Sony had us over at an event promoting the pending launch of the Xperia XZ Premium – their flagship phone. We had already had a few hands-on sessions with the XZ Premium around the MWC 2017 back in March but now that Sony is getting ready to release the phone, we finally got a unit that we could play with as much as we wanted. The event’s venue on the sunny Troia peninsula in Portugal offered us a great

Gearbest opening SALE

Gearbest opening SALE

The best GearBest Summer Sales on one page! We know you all love the Summer Sales and extra discounts on GearBest. That’s why GearBest worked long and hard to show you live data on how to save the most for the product you always wanted to buy. Go to deals

DeutscheBank: Anniversary OLED iPhone will be delayed until next year

DeutscheBank: Anniversary OLED iPhone will be delayed until next year

AppleiOSRumors Analysts are becoming increasingly sure that the new OLED iPhone will be delayed – Deutsche Bank joins KGI in predicting that supply shortages of key components will not allow the overhauled iPhone to launch alongside the iPhone 7s. The 7s will be an incremental improvement over the current iPhone 7 without much novelty. The OLED-packing iPhone (aka iPhone 8), is a much bigger upgrade. The OLED screen is just one of the new components, rumors also suggest 3D sensing cameras and brand new 3D touch. We may be saying goodbye to the Home button and screen bezels with this update too.…

Meizu Pro 7 specs leak through source code

Meizu Pro 7 specs leak through source code

There hasn’t been much talk about the rumored Meizu Pro 7 but that may soon change. The people over at GizChina.it have managed to obtain and dig through some source code to extract some interesting specs. Those include the deca-core Helio X30 chipset and what could prove to be a dual camera on the back.   The source code lists the Sony IMX386 (12MP), the Sony IMX286 (12MP) modules as well as a Samsung

AirPods enjoy 98% customer satisfaction in user study

AirPods enjoy 98% customer satisfaction in user study

People love their new AirPods. The truly wireless earbuds by Apple scored a near-perfect 98% in a survey done by Experian and Creative Strategies. 942 AirPods owners participated in the survey out of which 82% were “Very Satisfied” and 16% were “Satisfied”.   To put the numbers in context the AirPods enjoy the highest level of customer satisfaction for a new Apple product by Creative Strategies. The iPhone

Details about a “mini” LG G6 stir some rumors

Details about a “mini” LG G6 stir some rumors

A report from TechnoBuffalo discusses some details about an unannounced, unheard of device that LG had been working on, one that would look like the companys flagship G6 device. The document obtained by TechnoBuffalo suggests that LG will be selling a miniature version of the LG G6. Since the LG G4, there has been some kind of mini version of every flagship before the G6; the G4c and the G5 Mini. The report mentions the device will

[Giveaway] Join in GearBest’s Brand flash sale to win Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Tablet PC

[Giveaway] Join in GearBest’s Brand flash sale to win Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Tablet PC

Dear friends, GearBest’s Brand flash sale is coming soon. http://www.gearbest.com/flash-sale.html Session 1 starts from May 10 at 15:00 (UTC+8), includes brands like Xiaomi, Vernee, Anet, KZ, etc. Session 2 starts from May 15 at 15:00 (UTC+8), includes brands like ilife, Mecool, Teclast, Elephone, etc. In addition, a lot of coupons will be released during the promotion. Do you still remember your best shopping experience with GearBest in 2017? Leave your best shopping experience here to win a Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Tablet PC Rules:       Tell us which Brand product do you want to buy?       Show your order number during this Brand flash…

HTC U 11 shows up on GeekBench, numbers are promising

HTC U 11 shows up on GeekBench, numbers are promising

HTC’s next flagship, the U 11 (because why not) is due to be announced on May 16, and sure enough the phone has appeared on GeekBench. Or at least that’s what HTC CBP is supposed to be. This HTC CBP device that was put to the test is powered by the Snapdragon 835 (a.k.a. MSM8998) and runs on Android 7.1.1 – those bits were pretty much settled on by past leaks. GeekBench now reveals that there would be 4GB of RAM on board.

Counterclockwise: phone storage through the years

Counterclockwise: phone storage through the years

This time we decided to take you for a trip down memory lane – literally! We will recall some of the best phones throughout the years that allowed you to carry massive amounts of data – photos, videos, music and anything else. We start our story in 2005 since thats when phone storage started growing in earnest. So let us re-introduce you to the Nokia N91, which had room for as much as 8GB. That impressive number was achieved

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

If you’re from the States, check out the top laptop deals in the US in our always-updated guide. Looking for the best laptop deals? You’re in the right place then! Every week we take an in-depth look through all of the biggest and best retailers to find the best value laptops and special offers. If you’re after a cheap laptop for web browsing and other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung has managed to sell more than 55 million units of its Galaxy S7/S7 edge flagship smartphones till date. This was revealed by market research firm Strategy Analytics in a new report. The first quarter of the ongoing year saw the South Korean tech giant selling 7.2 million Galaxy S7/S7 edge units, the report noted.   In total, Samsung sold 92.8 million handsets in the January-March period, of

Best photo editing software in 2017

Best photo editing software in 2017

Once upon a time, if you asked anyone which was the best photo editing software, they’d always say Photoshop. OK, so Photoshop is still the most powerful program there is at what it does, but what we want to do as photographers has changed. Photoshop is not much good if you need creative inspiration – it can create any effect you ask of it, but you have to know what you want. If you need creative inspiration, there are better

The best free video editor 2017

The best free video editor 2017

Today’s free video editors are a huge step up from Windows Movie Maker, combining professional-level tools with interfaces that are easy to master – even if you’ve never made your own movie before. If your needs are simple (you just want to trim a clip to size, record a voiceover, or combine several sections of footage together), there are free, user-friendly tools that will get the job done in seconds. Alternatively,