Amazon offers refunds to people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/amazon-refunds-prime-exclusive-phone-ad-removal/ For anyone looking to bag a bargain-priced handset, Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones were a great idea. There was just one drawback: lockscreen ads. Of course, there was the option … Read more

Xiaomi deletes MIUI vs Android One Twitter poll after the voting didn’t go its way

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/11/xiaomi-miui-android-one-twitter-poll/ Which is better — the MIUI skin, or Android One? This is what Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi decided to ask on Twitter, and the results were… interesting. Presumably the … Read more

iOS 11.3 beta 2 includes performance throttling opt-out and new battery health options

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/07/ios-11-3-beta-2-iphone-battery-health/ Apple raised the anger levels of some iPhone users when it was revealed that handset performance was being purposefully reduced to maintain battery health. Some of this anger was … Read more

Virgin Mobile to offer cheap, ‘pre-loved’ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/30/virgin-mobile-pre-loved-iphone-7/ Virgin Mobile has announced plans to offer Certified Pre-Loved iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets in the US. Starting in February, the company will be offering the phones … Read more

Google tweaks Files Go to make it easier to free up space on your Android device and change file associations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/26/google-files-go-update/ Using any smartphone means having to work within its storage limitations. The prevalence of cloud services has taken some of the strain off physical storage, but running out of … Read more

Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/italy-investigates-apple-samsung-phone-slowdown/ Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple … Read more

Huawei will preload Android Messages on its Android smartphones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/huawei-android-messages-preload-smartphones/ After you’ve used a messaging app, it’s hard to go back to SMS. You can’t share files, get read receipts, group chats or share emoji. It’s archaic, but the … Read more

Kaspersky reveals details of extraordinarily powerful Android trojan, Skygofree

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/17/kaspersky-skygofree-android-malware/ Security firm Kaspersky Lab has revealed details of a highly-sophisticated Android trojan that takes advantage of multiple vulnerabilities to gain full control of a device. Skygofree has capabilities that … Read more

Apple to introduce enhanced parental controls to counter iPhone addiction in children

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/10/new-parental-controls-iphone/ Following accusations that children are addicted to iPhones, Apple has said that it will introduce improved parental controls in iOS. At the weekend, an open letter from a group … Read more