HTC U Will be Announced May 16

On May 16, at an even in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC will announce its next U phone. We believe it will be called the HTC U even if HTC hasn’t fully revealed that in a “Save the Date” they sent us last night.

The teaser they sent does show a big “U,” along with “Squeeze for the brilliant” quote. That, of course, is in reference to the phone’s squeezy sides that allow you to perform actions, like unlock your phone or fire open Google Assistant or launch the camera.  (more…)

Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ Unboxing! (Retail)

I know, I know,  you have probably already seen Tim’s video of Samsung’s “Unbox Your Phone” Experience that we posted a few days back, but this is the Galaxy S8 – we have to do an official unboxing of some retail units. I mean, come on, we just have to.

So in this clip, we walk through the retail unboxing experience of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Yes, the AKG earbuds are included. So are black chargers. But also, I teach you how to say the word “orchid,” because I’m not sure any YouTuber on Earth knows how to. It’s a heck of a time!

Enjoy. Then prepare yourselves for the Galaxy S8 coverage onslaught.

Moto G5 Plus on Verizon Can’t Call 911 With VoLTE Enabled, Fix Incoming

A quick PSA here for Moto G5 Plus owners using the phone on Verizon: turn off VoLTE for the time being or you may not be able to place emergency 911 calls.

We were first tipped about this issue earlier in the week from someone who attempted to make multiple 911 calls during an emergency and couldn’t, but Lenovo and Motorola have now confirmed it. Through a forum post on Lenovo’s site, their forums manager says that they will be issuing a fix for the issue next week. He also offered a temporary tweak that will allow you to place 911 calls.  (more…)

Galaxy S8 Guide: Customizing Navigation Bar

If you saw our initial hands-on with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’ll have seen that customizing the navigation bar on the Galaxy S8 is not only easy, but pretty darn cool. On this device, Samsung allows owners to switch up the button order (Back, Home, Recent), but you can even apply your own custom color to the bar itself.

In this post, we will walk you through this simple process, so let’s get to it. (more…)

Facebook Details New Features for Messenger at F8, Includes Discovery Tab and Smarter AI

Facebook’s F8 conference kicked off this week, and with it, many changes were announced for Messenger. As you may have noticed over the past couple of years, Messenger is much more than just a messaging app these days. You can play games with friends, pay money to someone, utilize M (the virtual assistant inside), and even chat with businesses. This week, a lot of new stuff is being added in, so here are the details you need to know about.  (more…)