Apple TV+ shows launch list, what’s the best one so far?

The new streamer is free for a year if you get most any new Apple device (save for the Watch, of course), and if you are a student, it will even get folded into your Apple Music subscription.The reason? Well, as of right now there are just nine shows in total to watch, and the critics are spreading their review cheer over three or four. The professional TV series and moview reviewers are very nitpicky, though, as they are jaded from watching thousands of those over the years, and comparing each new one with the best out there.The average user who just … Read more: phonearena.com

Apple TV app goes live on Amazon’s Fire TV Stick devices

Amazon confirmed the Apple TV app is available on most Fire TV devices, starting today. Depending on their location, owners of Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K can download and start using the brand new Apple TV app.To get the app, simply search for “Apple TV” or say “Alexa, find the Apple TV app” into the Alexa Voice Remote or a paired Echo device. Once the app is installed, if you want to open it quickly, just say, “Alexa, open the Apple TV app.”Amazon mentions that Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K customers can download the Apple TV app starting today … Read more: phonearena.com

You bank accounts are safe, Samsung fixes fingerprint issue on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

It looks like Samsung has kept its promise and rolled out an update that fixes the fingerprint issues on its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 flagship smartphones, Reuters reports. As some of you might already know, a Galaxy S10 user discovered a bug that allowed it to be unlocked regardless of the fingerprint registered in the device when certain conditions were met.Both Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series are affected by the issue but only when their displays are covered with a silicone screen protector. The problem is that while wearing a silicone screen protector, anyone can unlock these phones using … Read more: phonearena.com

Pete Lau addresses missing OnePlus 7T Pro 5G version

With 2019 bringing the initial push into 5G connectivity, OnePlus surprisingly decided to hold out on their second device with 5G. Back in June, the company announced its first 5G phone – the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G which was among the first phones to support the new network standard in Europe. More surprisingly though we didn’t get a successor as the OnePlus 7T Pro isn’t offered in a 5G trim. After the last week’s OnePlus launch event, CEO Pete Lau spoke to the media and explained that “there wasn’t enough of an opportunity to launch a second 5G device”. It’s not related to a Pro… Read more: gsmarena.com

Redmi K30 will bring 5G connectivity and punch hole display

The Redmi K20 line or Mi 9T line depending on where you live has been among the most popular handsets in the brand’s lineup. Today, however we have our first look at the next generation in the Redmi K series. We’ve been hearing for some time now that brand is working on a 5G phone and the company’s GM Lu Weibing revealed an early look at the Redmi K30 during the launch presentation for the Redmi 8 in China. In addition to the 5G support, the phone will also come with a punch display which would be a first from Xiaomi. Weibing shared a teaser of the device on his Weibo profile and it… Read more: gsmarena.com

Oppo Reno Ace latest leaks show design and SuperVOOC 2.0 charging speeds

Oppo is set to announce the new Reno Ace on October 10 and a set of new live shots give us our best look at the device as well as its fast charging capabilities. The device will pack flagship components like a 90 Hz display and Snapdragon 855+ chipset alongside the new 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging. Oppo Reno Ace in-hand The Reno Ace will come with a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch on the front for its 16MP selfie cam. The screen refresh-rate will be set to 90Hz and we’ll also see an in-display fingerprint solution. Going around the back we see the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Honor V30 Pro will have OLED screen with dual punch holes, 60MP rear cam and Kirin 990 5G

The Honor V30 will be a flagship that can challenge even the Mate 30. Some promo photos of the device have surfaced on Weibo, showing a square camera on the back reminiscent of the Mate 20. There will be two models – Honor V30 and V30 Pro – both of which will have a punch hole selfie camera. The V30 Pro will actually have two punch holes in its OLED screen, the vanilla V30 will have a single selfie cam on its LCD. The rear camera on the back is more interesting, the main sensor is said to be 60MP. Not 64MP, indicating that this is a sensor we haven’t seen yet (it’s similar to the… Read more: gsmarena.com

New Pixel 4 leaks show the Panda colorway, confirm AT&T availability

With less than two weeks to go until Google unveils its Pixel 4 lineup, the rumor mill has spun so much that there is basically nothing noteworthy left to know. We’ve seen all the key specs, design, camera and software capabilities of the new phones so all that’s left is for Google to release them at its event on October 15. A new render of the black and white “Panda” model popped up and gives us a clear look at the device from the front and back. As with past Panda colored Pixels, we have a white back with a black contrasting camera cutout but this year we also get a black side… Read more: gsmarena.com

Sharp S7 announced in Japan with 1-week battery life and Android One

On Tuesday, Sharp announced a new smartphone for Japan. The Sharp S7 is a rebranded variant of the Sharp Aquos Sense 3 Lite – only it comes with a couple of new hardware features like a power-efficient display and a large 4,000 mAh battery. Sharp also claims this device can last up to 1-week on a single charge. Judging by the antenna lines, we infer this phone has a metal back cover, something we haven’t seen in a few years since most phone makers switched to glass builds. The phone measures 147 x 70 x 8.9 mm and weigs 167 grams. The display is a 5.5-inch IGZO LCD panel with a… Read more: gsmarena.com

Essential’s new smartphone is the weirdest thing we’ve seen

If you’ve read our previous report about Essential’s next device, then you know that the US company is already testing its unannounced smartphone. The only details revealed by a report from XDA Developers were related to the version of the OS and chipset inside. Starting today, we can attach a picture to all these reports regarding Essential’s next smartphone. Well, we hope we can, as the device shown in these pictures can hardly be called a phone.Andy Rubin has just tweeted a few images of Essential’s new device and from what we’re seeing this is by far the weirdest thing we’ve seen to … Read more: phonearena.com

You can no longer install Google apps on the Mate 30 Pro

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched without pre-installed Google Services. Soon after the launch, a backdoor was found allowing you to side-load them on the device using the LZPlay app, which is found on Google Play Store. However, this method comes with a risk, according to developer John Wu because it relies on Huawei’s undocumented MDM API so the workaround is no longer an option. The LZPlay app has been pulled off the LZPlay.net website and users who have already installed the apps are at risk. Besides, the apps don’t even work anymore. They don’t pass any SafetyNet tests and… Read more: gsmarena.com

Take a look at the Motorola One Macro and its key specs

After releasing four Moto G-branded phones, three One-series devices, two Moto E models, and one Moto Z product it’s fair to say Motorola is on quite the roll this year. But, as it turns out, it’s not quite done yet.A few weeks ago, information about a new model dubbed Motorola One Macro emerged. Now, that phone has been spotted on a Saudi Arabian retail website (via GSMArena) alongside some key camera specs. As previously suspected, the device features a notched display up front which is paired with relatively slim bezels and an oversized chin. The size of this … Read more: phonearena.com

Honor is preparing V30 5G with a punch-hole display and two selfie cameras

Huawei might have trouble launching its phones with Google services, but its R&D department is working at full steam. We’ve already reported the upcoming Honor V30 will have 5G, which shouldn’t be a surprise, but the latest leak, coming from China, gives us a sneak peek of what to expect. According to some insiders, the V30 device will have a punch hole display, just like the Honor V20 (View 20 on the global scene), but this time it will have two shooters, instead of one, a spy picture reveals. The screen appears to have slightly curved edges on the screen, with the side bezels… Read more: gsmarena.com

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro to arrive with 30W charging, already certified in EEC

Xiaomi introduced its CC lineup as part of the Mi family for curious and creative people. There are currently two smartphones and they are mainly midrangers – Mi CC9 and the cheaper and lighter Mi CC9e. Now, a third device called Mi CC9 Pro is incoming, and according to multiple sources, it is already being certified across various markets. A device with model number M1910M4E was spotted on 3C to arrive with a 30W fast-charging brick in the box, while a similar phone masked behind the M1910M4G moniker is officially certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission. 3C certification,… Read more: gsmarena.com

Huawei Mate X 2 to have a stylus, patent reveals

Huawei introduced the Mate X earlier this year and we even got a chance to play with it for a bit. The company’s currently targeting a launch in October, so the R&D department is already shifting its attention to its successor. A Huawei patent, filed with USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) features like the Mate X was trademarked, but with a compartment for a flat stylus. According to the rough design and the visualizations, made by LetsGoDigital, the new device will be refined, with a thinner camera/battery setup. Interestingly enough, it is designed to go into a… Read more: gsmarena.com

Motorola Moto Z2 Play receiving Android 9.0 Pie update

The Moto Z2 Play is an old mid-range smartphone that simply won’t die. The device made its debut on the market more than two years ago and is already running Android 8.0 Oreo. However, Motorola plans to breathe new life into the phone by releasing yet another update for the mid-end handset.The folks over at XDA Developers report the Moto Z2 Play is now receiving an OTA (over the air) update to Android 9.0 Pie. It’s the last major OS update that the Moto Z2 Play will get, so owners should consider upgrading to a new phone for Android 10 or later.Motorola started the rollout in Brazil, … Read more: phonearena.com