Google Wallet might also get pass sharing
The Phone is also launching in the UK and Europe.
The Nothing Phone 2 is finally here. More importantly, it is the first Nothing smartphone to officially be sold in the United States, which is a pretty big deal. The company's follow-up to the Phone 1 boasts a sleek design with a revamped Glyph Interface, more powerful processor and cameras, increased battery, Nothing OS 2.0, and more. The handset starts at $600 in the United States and is now available for preorder.
Rapid Security Responses also went out for iPadOS and macOS Ventura.
Apple has released a new Rapid Security Response for the iPhones, iPads, and Mac computing products. These updates went out as iOS 16.5.1 (a), iPadOS 16.5.1 (a), and macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a). Despite it being a critical update, as of now, there are no notes with regard to what has been fixed. So if you are using any of these devices and are running the latest version of the OS, it might be a good idea to check for updates to ensure that you have the Rapid Security Response downloaded to your product.
The pricing info is bad news if accurate.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in a few short months, although the company has yet to announce anything about them officially. However, a slew of leaks over the past several weeks have revealed quite a bit about them, including details about the Tensor G3 chip, the Pixel 8 camera hardware, and software features like Video Unblur.
The Nothing Phone 2 is set to be revealed on July 11 and this is how you can watch the launch event.
The long wait is finally over, and after teasing its new phone over the past six months, Nothing is finally ready to launch the Phone 2 on July 11. While we've already seen quite a bit thanks to a recently released video showing off the phone's new Glyph Interface. But we'll be getting full details tomorrow with a new launch video starring Nothing CEO Carl Pei and YouTuber Casey Neistat.
Google has now added new video effects, making it easier to add a bit more flair to your clips when on the go.
One of the best online cloud storage services is getting even better. Google Photos has now added even more capabilities to its service if you own a Pixel or are a Google One subscriber. The service has expanded its offerings over time, providing users with many useful tools, and making it easier to sort, navigate, print, and even edit your photos and videos. The latest addition to the service brings new video effects, that will be helpful in adding a bit more flair to your movies going forward.
The Nothing Ear (2) is a compelling product thanks to its unique looks, good audio quality, and robust app.
Ahead of its much-awaited Phone (2) launch next week, Nothing has unveiled a new black variant of its Ear (2) TWS earbuds. Alongside the new colorway, Nothing also announced new audio features for the Nothing X app, including an Advanced Equaliser for Ear (2) and Ear (stick), and a Noise Reduction feature just for the Ear (stick). Both features will be available from today for all compatible devices.
Samsung has opened reservations for its next Galaxy foldables, offering a $50 incentive to those that sign up.
Samsung announced that it will hold its next Galaxy Unpacked event in July, and it looks like the arrival of its new foldable smartphones is on the horizon, as the company has now begun its reservation process for its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or someone that's interested in a Samsung smartphone for the first time, the reservation period is a great opportunity that allows you to save $50 off the price of the phone when preorders open.
The Nord 3 is one of two mid-range smartphones OnePlus launched today.
At its Summer Launch event in India on Wednesday, OnePlus launched an array of products, including two mid-range smartphones, a pair of TWS earbuds, and a pair of neckband earphones. The most notable device of the lot is the OnePlus Nord 3, which comes with decent hardware at a relatively affordable price. Alongside the Nord 3, OnePlus also launched the even cheaper Nord CE 3, as well as the Bullets Wireless Z2 ANC neckband earphones and the Nord Buds 2r.
Come get your security patches
In case you're thinking, "today's a Wednesday, but Pixel updates usually land on Mondays," you're right, Google is indeed a little bit behind its usual schedule. This month's release has been delayed slightly until today, as a result of 4th July's federal holiday to celebrate Independence Day in the US. Nonetheless, Google's freshly baked Pixel software updates for July are finally here.
The third developer beta of iOS 17 is now available to testers.
Following months of speculation and anticipation, iOS 17 beta 1 was released to developers during WWDC23. And as our hands-on reveals, iOS 17 is a somewhat minor update, especially if you don't actively rely on iMessage and FaceTime to communicate with your social circle. Despite that, though, there are still plenty of smaller additions across the system, and Apple continues to introduce more with every new beta version. So now that iOS 17 beta 3 is available to those enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, it's time to delve into this build and observe the changes and new features it potentially packs.
A new color variant emerges but it's unclear when this will make its retail debut.
There are a lot of great earbuds out there, but for the most part, they all start to kind of blend together because of their stale designs. Thankfully, the Nothing Ear 2 is one of the more unique options available, with a clean and sophisticated look that shows off its innards thanks to its transparent design. While the original earbuds came in white, it looks like there could be another model in the works that will come in black.
The Pixel Fold is a decent device in its own right, but it may not be the most durable foldable in the market.
Launched earlier this year at a hefty $1,799, Google's Pixel Fold is one of the best folding smartphones that money can buy, alongside the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Oppo Find N2. As we noted in our review, the device has a lot going for it, including an ergonomic design and great cameras. However, a new durability test now suggests that it may have some serious issues with its build quality.
A look at Samsung's upcoming Android tablet lineup ahead of its Galaxy Unpacked event which is slated to take place this month.
Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event is set to take place this month, with the company set to unveil its next-generation foldables. This is exciting because Samsung currently makes some of the best foldable smartphones on the market. We've already been treated to a variety of different leaks, from unofficial renders to official marketing ones, reported specifications, and even some live images — we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect with the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5. But, Samsung will also be showing off other products as well, like its new Galaxy Tab S9 series tablets, which we now get to see in full thanks to newly leaked renders.
The first-gen Apple Watch Ultra sports an LTPO OLED display.
The Apple Watch Ultra comes with an LTPO OLED display, but Apple is tipped to switch to a micro-LED screen for its flagship smartwatch in the near future. While earlier reports suggested that the change could happen in 2025, a new report now claims that the timeline has been delayed to 2026. There's no word currently on when (or if) Apple intends to switch its more affordable smartwatches to micro-LED in the foreseeable future.
Make your day more Zen!
For those of us who like to tweak our home screen and change the wallpaper often, it's always interesting to see what's included on the latest and greatest phones. The Asus Zenfone 10 was released recently, and we already have all the static and live wallpapers from the device available for your perusal and download.
A new video showing off the Nothing Phone 2's revamped Glyph Interface.
The Nothing Phone 2 is almost here, set to launch on July 11. In true Nothing style, the company has been slowly revealing little bits of information over the past few months, and now, it looks like it's ready to start its next promotional push with a new video showing off the Phone 2 and its new Glyph Interface.
It was bound to happen soon or later, but now we get to see live images of the Pixel 8 Pro.
The Google Pixel 8 series smartphones are coming sometime this year. While it'd be great to be surprised by the company's product reveal, we've unfortunately already seen plenty of specifications and leaked renders of the devices over the past few months. Now we're getting our first look at a real Pixel 8 Pro out in the wild thanks to newly leaked images.
Samsung is expected to announce the Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic at its Galaxy Unpacked event later this month.
Ahead of their expected launch later this month, Samsung's next-gen smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, have been spotted on the Google Play Supported Devices list. The listings not only confirmed their names, but also their codenames and model numbers, although they have not revealed any other information.
The Z Fold 5 is expected to be unveiled later this month at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul, South Korea.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 was one of the best folding smartphones of 2022, and many are expecting Samsung to deliver yet another winner with its successor this year. The company is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 5 later this month, and multiple leaks over the past few weeks have already revealed quite a bit about it, including its key specifications. Now, new hands-on images have revealed a key design upgrade that could potentially make the Z Fold 5 way more desirable than its predecessor.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are right around the corner.
Apple launched the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro towards the end of 2022. And now that these two new iPhones are no longer as new, it's time to shift our attention to the company's upcoming releases. We've been reading rumors about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro for many months. So at this point, we have a solid idea of what to expect (and not to expect) in these flagships. To narrow down your search, we've compiled the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max rumors below. That's in addition to our personal wishlist for these devices.