Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Sky Mobile is giving ‘Christmas gifts’ with phone deals, including headphones and tablets

Ho ho ho! Sky Mobile is donning the metaphorical Santa’s hat and diving deep into its sack this Christmas, to offer a free gift with every mobile phone deal on its website this December. At the very least, you’re guaranteed a £16.99 voucher to spend at the Sky Store to stream films or TV box sets. But there are also more attractive gifts to potentially unwrap, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets (RRP £139), Sony h.ear

Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro launched with dual front cameras, 18:9 display

Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro launched with dual front cameras, 18:9 display

Micromax has launched its latest device, the Canvas Infinity Pro today in India. The device is an upgraded variant of the Micromax Canvas Infinity that was launched back in August this year. The main highlights of the device are its dual front camera setup and the 18:9 display with minimal bezels. Micromax had launched the Canvas Infinity with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and minimal bezels on the sides with

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro getting Oreo with EMUI 8.0 update

As promised EMUI 8.0 is being delivered to Huaweis Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro (also the Porsche Design model). This is the latest version of Huaweis Android customization, it is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The phones launcher around this time last year with EMUI 5.0 which was based on Android 7.0 Nougat (Huawei decided to rejigger the version numbers). Anyway, this new versions brings over many of the AI features that the the

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with Snapdragon chipsets

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will arrive tomorrow. We already know how the phone will look, how it most likely will cost. Most of the specs were leaked on TENAA, while the MIUI 9 was announced by the company. Some of the specs were double-confirmed by a live photo which also revealed the Snapdragon chipset that will power the Redmi 5 phones. The Redmi 5 will arrive with 5.7 screen with the popular

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

Caviar introduces iPhone X Tesla with solar panel on the back

Caviar introduces iPhone X Tesla with solar panel on the back

The Russian company that makes customized iPhones with a golden plaque of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin now launched the iPhone X Tesla with a solar panel on the back. This is the second Caviar-modified Apple flagship this year after the meteorite-coated iPhone X in September. According to the company, you just need to leave your phone laying on its face, and the back gathers sunlight to charge the device. The

Here’s how to deal with iTunes’ corrupted or incompatible backup error

Here’s how to deal with iTunes’ corrupted or incompatible backup error

Apple just launched the new iPhone 8 and a lot of older iPhone buyers are upgrading to it. If you are a sensible person, you would have backed up your old iPhone to your computer using iTunes (let’s be real, none of us are paying Apple for more iCloud storage for cloud backup). But when you get your shiny new iPhone 8 (or any of the other iPhones that are still on sale) and try to restore from your old back, your iTunes throws this in your face.

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

  Now that the Note8 has been announced, Samsung can go ahead and release dual camera smartphones down the ranks. And it has – the Galaxy J7+ has gone official in Thailand with a 13MP+5MP combo on its back, just like leaks in the past few days suggested. Joining the vanilla Galaxy J7 (2017) and the J7 Pro, the Galaxy J7+ comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display in an aluminum body. Unlike those two, however, the J7+ isn’t powered by the in-house Exynos 7870 chip, but what appears to be the Mediatek Helio P20 – the specs page doesn’t name…

Huawei announces Kirin 970 chipset with on-device AI capabilities

Huawei announces Kirin 970 chipset with on-device AI capabilities

  Huawei has announced its next-generation chipset for smartphones, the Kirin 970. It bets big on AI and comes with what Huawei calls a neural processing unit (or NPU) bringing on-device AI capabilities. The new chipset features an octa-core CPU with 4×2.4GHz Cortex-A73 and 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and a 12-core Mali-G72MP12 GPU. Built on a 10nm process, the SoC contains some 5.5 billion transistors on a single square centimeter. Huawei says its ‘new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency’ than your typical quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster helping it outperform other chips on the market in…

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

The HTC U11 is about to get a major firmware update that brings some cool new features. One of them is Bluetooth 5.0 – apparently the hardware is there it just needed to be enabled. According to developer LlabTooFeR‏, the upgrade will bring 1080p60 Video mode and sRGB screen mode. It will also bring a newer security patch to keep the device safe. HTC is not stopping there. The U11 will be getting camera

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported.

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2 screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that sits below on the front panel. Just

You can save a packet with up to £490 off Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

You can save a packet with up to £490 off Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

In the wake of the new Surface Pro coming out, Microsoft is continuing to offer some big discounts on its Surface Pro 4 hybrid in the UK, with some truly tempting deals – plus there’s a good chunk lopped off one of its Surface Book models, too. Major discounts run through the entire Surface Pro 4 range, and although these offers were expected to expire at the end of last month, Microsoft has extended them to last for the entirety

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

With the launch of iOS 10 last year, Apple gave third-party app developers the option to add Siri integration for the first time, though the opportunity was limited to apps in certain categories. With iOS 11, that restriction looks likely to be lifted. As reported by Reuters, Apple will open up Siri to more categories of apps, though you shouldn’t expect to see thousands of extra commands suddenly become available, in the style

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

The new Nokia 3310 set the internet ablaze when it was announced back in February at MWC 2017, but will anyone actually buy this and use it as their main phone? The answer is yes, some people already have. But anyone who excitedly reads sites like TechRadar to see the latest in smartphone innovation is unlikely to swap back to an old school feature phone like the new Nokia 3310. For the purposes of reviewing, I did exactly

alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 to be available in Germany starting next month

alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 to be available in Germany starting next month

  Back in February this year, there were reports that the alcatel Idol 4S will be available in Europe as the Idol 4 Pro. Now, it has been revealed that the phone will land in Germany next month – July 1 to be precise. The revelation has been made by a German website Windows United, which says they’ve received this information from “the responsible PR agency.” Pricing information isn’t yet confirmed, but it is expected to be 599. Source: gsmarena.com

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Apple has quietly introduced a new option for those purchasing a Mac who wish to insure their machine against accidental damage, allowing buyers to elect to pick up AppleCare+ coverage. Previously, it was only possible to get standard AppleCare cover (with no ‘plus’) for Macs, and AppleCare+ was only available for the iPhone and iPad. But now, those purchasing a MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini can get AppleCare+