New update brings Samsung Cloud to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have started receiving a new update. Currently rolling out in Italy, the update brings Samsung Cloud, the cloud service that made its debut with the company's recently unveiled Galaxy Note7 smartphone.

In addition, the update - which weighs in at around 152MB - also includes Android security patch for the month of August, as well as some NFC and Bluetooth-related performance improvements.

As is usually the case with OTA roll-outs, it may take some time before the update hits your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for...


Twitter's Night Mode may be coming to iOS

If you recall, Twitter's Android app gained a Night Mode feature last month. At that point, there was no information on whether or not the micro-blogging service's iOS app would be getting it. However now, it looks the feature may be coming to iOS as it's part of the latest beta build for the platform.

If you're a Twitter beta user on iOS, you'll be able to access the feature by heading to the app's settings menu - it's available as a new toggle option there. There's currently no information when the feature will be publicly launched, although given that it's already made it to the...


Weekly poll results: Galaxy Note7 fans outnumber detractors 3:1

A couple of weeks ago we asked you if you liked the S Pen and the results were 3:1 positive. Last week we asked about the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the "yays" had it 3:1 again.

We know, we know, correlation doesn't imply causation, but it certainly looks like the love that the Note7 is getting is largely tied to its S Pen stylus.

And what a stylus it is - the Screen-off memo is our favorite feature to use (great for at-a-glance info) and writing underwater is our favorite feature to show off.

Now if only Samsung could produce enough units for everyone who wants one and stops...


Week 32 in review: iPhone 7, Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Mi Note 2 rumors

Being official for a few days now, Samsung's latest phablet wonder - the Galaxy Note7 has a tight grip on the community's attention. With enthusiastic fans waiting impatiently for the double-curved phablet to hit local shelves, we already saw pre-order records broken. And in a new turn of events, the flagship is set to become even more exciting, now that the enthusiast-grade 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage model has been officially confirmed.

In other Samsung-related news, the Galaxy S7 might be the last flat-screen flagship the company puts out, since the edged design seems to be...


Weekly poll: do you want a flat Galaxy Note7 and why?

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 comes exclusively with curved screen, which perfectly mirror the curved back. This makes the phone feel smaller and look better and we love it, but we get that some people prefer a classic flat version.

Perhaps they worry that the S Pen will slip down the curved sides and get in the way of the Note7's best feature. From our experience, there's no such issue.

Others just don't like the curved sides, they said the same for the Galaxy S7 edge. Glass on both sides and a narrow metal frame don't offer much grip. As for accidental presses, the curvy Galaxys are...


Top 10 trending phones of week 32

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is holding on to the crown it claimed last week straight after announcement. The dual-curved S Pen-packing iris-scanning phablet left no doubt who is in charge, with the second most popular smartphone this week, the Galaxy J7 (2016), only gathering about 65% of the Note's hits.

It's a trio of Xiaomi Redmi from then on, the Redmi Note 3 in third, and the Redmi 3s and 3s Prime following. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) glows smartly in 6th, one up from last week. The Lenovo K5 Note has tumbled a bit though, three down and into 7th.

Team 'Last Year Galaxy...


MicFlip Fully Reversible microUSB cable review

I was thrilled five months ago to try out the MicFlip reversible microUSB cable. And it was everything it promised to be - a very well made cable which goes in your phone's port either way.

Now there is a new version of the cable to fix the one omission the MicFlip had - dual reversible ends. Indeed, the new MicFlip microUSB cable is now reversible on both of its ends and it can go either way in your charger or PC, as well as into your device.

The MicFlip 2.0, as I like to call it, isn't just a reversible 2m-long cable. It has a great attention to detail - its connectors are gold...


Leaked teaser suggests new Meizu phone coming September 3

Looks like a new Meizu smartphone is coming early next month. A teaser has leaked online that contains tag lines "Pro than Pro" and "true flagship fingertips," and reveals an unveiling date of September 3.

If you recall, an Exynos 8890-powered Meizu flagship - dubbed Meizu_m96 - was recently spotted on AnTuTu. The listing revealed 4GB RAM QHD display, 12MP rear and 5MP front camera, 32GB internal memory, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Given that the teaser also indicates that the star of the September 3 event will be a flagship smartphone, it's likely that we'll see the Meizu_m96...


Google+ account no longer required to write reviews on Play Store

A couple of days after there were reports that the Play Store no longer requires you to have a Google+ profile to write reviews, Google has confirmed the change. "A G+ profile is no longer needed to post a review," the company said.

It's worth mentioning that the change may not be available to everyone just yet as it's still rolling out.

This comes over an year after Google disconnected Google+ from YouTube. "People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier," the company had said at that time. "But we've also heard that it...


Best Apps and Games of the Week

Pocket Casts

Widely believed to be the best podcasting application on mobile, the iOS version of Pocket Casts received a big update in version 6.0. The UI has been redesigned and now comes with a dark theme as well. The developers have also rewritten major parts of the app and it's now faster than before. The update also brings Remove Silence that skips the silent portions within a podcast, and Volume Boost to make quieter podcasts automatically louder. There are ton of other new features to discover in this update. Update for free or purchase for...