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Revamped, auto-expiring WhatsApp Status rolls out to all making it more like Snapchat

Facebook's quest to make all of its mobile apps more like Snapchat hasn't ended. The latest victim is WhatsApp, though the Snapchatifying isn't as prevalent here as it is in Instagram or Facebook Messenger, for example. The good news is that you can simply ignore the new functionality if you want to - it's easy. The bad news? Well, it's still there. The new WhatsApp Status is now rolling out to all of the app's users, following a testing period which began last November. Up until this point you were only able to issue a text status message in WhatsApp, but from now on it will basically act...



vivo X23 teased with under-display fingerprint scanner

The Jovi voice assistant teased an August 20 appearance of vivo X23 and the AI platform did not disappoint. The new phone has just arrived as a teaser on the official company website, revealing the key marketable specs of the device. The new vivo X23 will have a fourth-generation under-display fingerprint scanner. The dual camera setup on the back will have a super wide-angle camera, while the front will have a teardrop notch and reportedly a 91.2% screen-to-body ratio. Promo image from the vivo website The design of the vivo X23 is really similar to the vivo V11 Pro and we...



Weekly poll results: manual sliders are the way forward

The Rule of Cool states that people are willing to make allowances for something that's cool. And powered pop-ups like the one on the Oppo Find X and vivo NEX S are certainly quite cool. The final verdict from last week's poll shows that slightly less cool but more practical solution - manual sliders - prevailed. With nearly half the vote, the style of phones represented by the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and the Honor Magic 2 are the clear favorite. Reliability seems to be the major concern here and the mechanized sliders have an extra point of failure - what happens when the motor stops...



Meizu M6 Note specs and release date leak

Remember the Meizu M5 Note that arrived in December 2016? When we reviewed it, we said it is pretty average. Maybe Meizu took notes since the successor will arrive allegedly on September 6 with a faster chipset. The Helio P25 is the current SoC inside the flagship Meizu Pro 7 and we expect the M6 Note to offer faster and more power-efficient performance than the M5 Note. It is paired with octa-core CPU and Mali-T880 GPU. There will be a 5.5" LCD screen with Full HD resolution, nothing out of the ordinary here. The memory combo might be 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage or a more...



Apple iPhone 7 (Product) Red – a special edition color with a good heart

The last time we saw bold, saturated colors on an iPhone was back when the 5c launched. If you miss those, but want the modern metal experience of the iPhone 7 then you're in luck - Apple just launched the (Product) Red edition of the 7 and 7 Plus. (Product) Red is a charitable line of iGadgets with characteristic color, but it's usually a smart battery case or other accessory - this is the first time Apple modded the iPhone itself. (Product) Red: iPhone 7 • iPhone 7 Plus Orders will start this Friday (March 24) at 8:01 in the morning, Pacific time. Note that only 128GB and...