The iPhone has inspired generations, set new trends in the design and tech industry, and set high standards for mobile phone manufacturers. While rumors and leaks are nothing new to the tech world, here are a few rumors we have gathered up. So far, Apple has held its launch event in the second week of September and normally on a Tuesday. This year, we were expecting the launch event to be held on 8 September but as we are going through the unprecedented times of pandemic, Apple had to break its own pattern and launched the iPhone 12 on October 14. If the company decided to stick to its old pattern, the iPhone 13 event will likely take place on 7 September.
With the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max launched this year, we will likely have iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max next year. With the iPhone 12 series offering an OLED display, it is likely to repeat the display for iPhone 13 models. There were reports of a higher refresh rate for the iPhone 13 models with Pro Max having up to 120Hz refresh rate. Some rumors suggest an in-display fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 13 models.
There aren't any rumors about the camera specs but as always, the iPhone will get better and improved camera sensors for the iPhone 13. There is a good reason to predict that the upcoming iPhone series will offer the 5G network support and these probably run on an A15 processing chip and iOS 15 software. Several reports suggest that iPhone 13 would have a smaller notch, yet all the Face ID sensors will be present in the notch area. Another rumor says that Apple filed a patent for a notch-free phone but it will raise concerns for users who are keen to keep their Face ID options.
@OnLeaks has done it again by providing not only the most prominent concept renders of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus we have seen yet, but adding a full 360-degree video to it as well! While what you see here are conceptual renders based on rumors and leaks, we are pretty much sure that when the S8 series does come out next month, the phones will greatly resemble these images.
We can see a glass and metal build with two antennae lines near the bottom and the much anticipated curved display with very slim bezels. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back, right beside the rear camera and as expected, there's no physical Home button. The power button and the volume buttons are all on the left side, with a single button on the right for activating Samsung's own voice assistant Bixby. The 3.5mm headphone jack, a speaker grille, the microphone and the USB Type-C port can be seen at the bottom.
Do you think this is in a way, our first complete look at the Galaxy S8 series? Let us know in the comments. Also check out the first and the second leaked luve images of the actual Galaxy S8 on YouMobile.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Feast your eyes on the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3, as posted by Roland Quandt also known on Twitter as @rquandt. If this picture is showing the real deal, then the Tab S3 will indeed be supporting an S-Pen this year. In fact, the leak also assures that the stylus will be bundled in the package instead of being sold as an accessory. In case you have not checked out the other leaked specifications of the Galaxy Tab S3 yet, do so now.
9.6-inch display with with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
4GB of RAM
32GB of internal storage
12-megapixel rear camera
LTE Cat.6, Gigabit WLAN, Bluetooth v4.2
$600 USD (approximately)
To take a closer look at what the GFXBench leak revealed about three weeks ago, click here. It looks like after quite a long time, Samsung is finally going to release a tablet that might actually be worth buying.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy S8 has brought true desktop experience onto a mobile phone, thanks to DeX. However, here are a few things that you need to know about the app, before you decide to buy the S8 or the S8+ based on that feature.
You NEED the Dock
You will have to shell out an additional $160 to buy the DeX Dock because it simply won't work without it. The dock has an HDMI port, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a cooling fan and it even charges the phone. Apart from the monitor itself and the connecting wire, this is the only other accessory you will need.
It Resembles Windows
The experience is not unlike what we are all used to seeing from Windows computers. The app window is at the bottom left corner, just like the Windows button and you can minimize, maximize or multitask on the monitor just like on a fully-fledged PC or Mac.
You May Not Really Need it!
We cannot deny that the idea and the implementation is excellent this time around and even beats the Microsoft Continuum system in a few things. However, since it is not exactly a laptop replacement, we are not sure if you really can find it useful! It's not like you can carry around a monitor in addition to a phone and a dock while travelling. At home or office, you already have a laptop or two, so Samsung may need to find some good uses for it very soon, if they want DeX to be a major selling factor for the Galaxy S8 series.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung has no plans to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 before August 23rd but as always, they are terrible at keeping things under the lid and we have pretty much seen everything that there is to see about the design of the device. Everything from rendered images to even 3D videos has been shown to us by various leaksters and digital artists during the course of the last few weeks. Today, we have more renders of the Galaxy Note 8 to show you, but in the Midnight Black color variant. Do take a look and let us know what you think about this leak by Evan Blass (@evleaks).
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung is getting ahead with its official Android 11 update schedule, confirming that this year's Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will be getting the stable One UI 3.0 update in December. According to the list, there will be almost 40 Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be getting hte update. The list includes a few entry-level and budget phones. The Galaxy S20 FE is one of the best Android phones which was launched earlier this year, but surprisingly the phone won't be getting the update right away. Maybe it will get the update later as this phone is eligible for at least 2 OS updates.
The Galaxy S20, S20+, and the Galaxy S20 ultra will be the only Samsung phones to get the latest user interface update before the start of the year. However, here is the list of the phones getting the update.
Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy Note 20
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Galaxy Z Fold 2
Galaxy Z Flip
Galaxy Note 10
Galaxy Note 10+
Galaxy S10 Lite
If you have a Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 ultra, you can enroll using the Samsung Members app. Just choose the One UI 3.0 beta banner within the app, confirm your registration status, and you will be able to download the One UI 3.0 beta build based on Android 11 as an OTA update. Samsung hasn't made any significant design changes in OneUI 3.0 as compared to the earlier version. That said, there are lots of exciting features, including the ability to see all associated widgets just by long press and add these to the home screen. You can double tap anywhere on the display to turn off the screen.
OneUI 3.0 is getting the conversations view and persistent media player. The update also improves auto-focus and exposure controls in the camera. You can also customize the call screen and add your own pictures and videos. The update also enables users to store recently deleted messages in the trash bin.
The Apple September Event is finally over and now we know everything (almost) that there is to know about the upcoming gadgets and smartphones from Apple. Since the time for rumors is over, let us delve right into what was unveiled by the company earlier today and list the details revealed by the company regarding the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7
Chipset: It will use the Apple A10 chip which offers a performance boost of 40% over last year's A9 chip, at a clock speed of 2.44GHz (hopefully).
Display: 4.7-inch 750 × 1334 pixels HD Retina Display with enhanced 3D Touch, which was declared to be 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s' screen.
Camera: 12-megapixel primary camera with OIS. It offers better exposure, lower aperture and a sensor that's 60% faster than that of the iPhone 6s. The front camera has an enhanced 7-megapixel sensor with Auto Image Stabilisation.
Battery: Apple claimed that the iPhone would last a user 12-hours while browsing on LTE networks. No other specific details were revealed.
Storage, release date and price: You can pre-order the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants of the iPhone 7 for USD 649, USD 749 and USD 849 respectively, starting from September 9. It will go on worldwide sale officially from September 16.
Color Options: Jet Black (128GB and 256GB only), Matte Black, Silver, Rose Gold and Gold.
The iPhone 7 comes with two stereo speakers and the new speaker has been placed on top of the phone. It is also the first iPhone to sport IP67 certification for water-resistance. Expectedly, Apple has done away with the 3.5mm jack, but has included an adapter to connect your old headphones to it via the lightning port, which will directly accept the bundled lightning EarPods. As we reported earlier, the iPhone 7 does not have a physical Home button; instead, there's a solid state Home button now, which is pressure sensitive and provides varying haptic feedbacks depending on the use.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
You're looking to claim a lucrative betting sign-up bonus on your Samsung smartphone. Or maybe you've been betting for a while and now you're finally ready to take the plunge into the world of betting apps. But you go on the Google play store and you can't find any iGaming apps.
You could swear that you saw somewhere that there was supposed to be an Android betting app for your favourite bookmaker.
Or were you just dreaming?
No, it turns out that you were probably right. And here's why.
If you were staying up to date on the latest Google Play Store news then you would know that prior to July 2017, Google didn't allow any gambling or betting apps in their app store.
However, it's not all bad. Since then Google has begun to soften its stance on iGaming apps.
Which countries have Android betting apps on the Google Play Store?
Since July 2017, Android betting and gambling apps have become available in the UK, France and Ireland, as well as in other countries like Australia where betting is heavily regulated and Australian operators must have a licence.
However, Google's strict stance still means that most betting companies do not have their apps on the Google Play Store, even in countries where they are legally allowed to operate like in Sweden or New Zealand.
Can you still download Android betting apps elsewhere?
Yes. For example, New Zealanders who are looking for Android betting apps can still download them directly from their favourite bookmaker's website. All the best betting sites in New Zealand have this option.
If you are a Kiwi or a bettor from one of these restricted countries, you'll also see that all Android betting apps are free and they generally function just as good as their Apple counterparts.
What betting apps are the best?
We recommend trying out the Bet365, 888sport and LeoVegas Android apps.
Bet365 consistently has the best sports odds of any international betting company and they also have fantastic live streaming coverage on their Android app. 888sport offers heaps of lucrative bonuses and boosts and provides great value for money. LeoVegas has won plenty of awards for their app. In fact, LeoVegas' whole company was born out of a ‘mobile-first' approach.
Overview of Google Play's restrictions on iGaming apps
- Companies must be licenced in countries like France, Ireland or the UK
- Apps must not be available for download in other countries
- iGaming apps should be free
- Apps must have information about responsible gambling
- Betting and gambling apps must offer real money wagering
- Underage players must be restricted from iGaming apps
- iGaming companies need to pass Google's application process
Straight off the bet, let us assure you that if your favourite slot game from 2020 did not make it onto the list, then that's most likely because there is only room for the top three here. Every player's list may differ slightly or greatly from that of another's, which is for the better. Discovering new casino games is very much a part of the experience after all.
What really does matter however, is that you play your favourite slots only in casinos that have fair online casino ratings. They must be certified, registered and regulated for Fair Play frequently, because there is no shortage of fraudulent casinos on the internet these days. With that out of the way, let's dive straight into the list next.
NetEnt's Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Slot
If the title surprised you then know that you are not the only one to be surprised to see NetEnt releasing this classic, retro Street Fighter II themed slot game. You get to not only play within the Street Fighter II game universe, but you also play in a PvC setting with your selected SF II character! The roster includes Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, E. Honda, Zangief, Sagat, Vega and others you would expect in the original fighting game, and it doesn't get more retro or nostalgic than that.
The game perfectly combines tried and tested slot mechanics such as wilds, bonuses, multipliers, etc. with variable character stats of the fighters extremely well. If you had ever been a fan of the cult hit Street Fighter II games (there were a six in total) you will absolutely love winning big on World Warriors.
· RTP - 96.06%
· 5x5 Slot
· 0.20 - 700 coins per bet
· Highest possible multiplier - 7,142x
· Mid-range volatility
Rick and Morty Megaways from Blueprint Gaming
Can the slot game be as good as the earlier seasons of the TV show? Probably not! Nevertheless, as far as mixing two very unlikely genres together is concerned, Blueprint Gaming, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have not done a bad job here at all. If you are looking to win big, this is the game to bet on as it offers 117649 paylines with a very impressive 97.05% return to player rate.
Just as it is with all games from Blueprint Gaming with the Megaways moniker, Rick and Morty is by all means, a Megaways slot too, with the highest possible reward being 50,000x the bet! In addition to the background, theme, soundtrack and symbols representing various characters and items from the adult cartoon show, you will also get to play in four bonus rounds with Pickle Rick, The Vindicators and even all-controlling Galactic Federation!
· RTP - 97.05%
· 6x4 Megaways slot
· 117649 paylines
· 0.10 - 10 coins per bet
· Highest possible winning amount = 50,000x the stake
· High volatility
Pink Elephants 2 by Thunderkick
We decided to place Pink Elephants 2 on the last spot because not only does the sequel do justice to its superhit predecessor, Thunderkick has even managed to improve certain aspects of the original.
As long as you don't mind your slot games being bold, beautiful and vibrant, you will absolutely love Pink Elephants 2. Perhaps you will love the colour pink or maybe you will hate the fluffy theme, but that's not the only attraction in this slot. Even if you don't like the lively hues, no sane gambler can skip a game with mid - high volatility and a possibility to win 10,000 times their bet!
· RTP - 96.13%
· 6x4 slot
· Highest possible winning amount = 10,000x the stake
· 0.10 - 100 coins per bet
· 4,096 Paylines
Casino games come in many forms, but no other genre of online casino games can possibly be nearly as varied as video slots are. We get tons of new releases every single year and some of them are actually quite good too, as it turns out! There would be no denying that the classic table games like blackjack and roulette have their own place and charm, but as far as variety is concerned, it is difficult to beat these three top slot games of 2020.
While the name of the next Android OS might still be undecided, the first developer preview of the OS is here. As of now, the developer version of Android O is eligible for being rolled out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, the Pixel C tablet and the Nexus Player.
Google has already given us the timeline regarding the Developer Preview release schedule for Android O. The first one already came out on March 21 and other three will follow consecutively in mid-May, mid-June and mid-July. It is being expected that Android 8.0 will see the first stable public release from late August or early September at best.
Significant changes seen so far in the OS include changes and improvements in the Notification menu, the status bar, the navigation bar, Quick Settings, App badges, System UI customization options, physical keyboard support, Autofill API, background processes, PIP support and much more. To check out the actual details as made clear by Android Authority, click here.