LG Home 4.0 Launcher With App Drawer Now Available for LG G5

LG was criticised by some for removing the app drawer from its stock launcher in the LG G5 smartphone. However, the company later brought the optional drawer in its UX 5.0 custom UI andeven showed it in a video. That version now is available to download as Home 4.0 launcher for the LG G5. The new LG Home… Read More »

Oppo F1 Plus global rollout begins, price set at €389

The rollout of the Oppo F1 Plus has started and the phone is now available in select markets. In Europe, the phone will be on sale online starting May with a price of £299 in the UK and €389 elsewhere. In India the phone will retail for INR 26990 ($400). The phone will carry a similar price tag… Read More »

Metal-clad vivo V3 and V3Max introduced

vivo launched a pair of new devices in Mumbai, India today, adding to its new budget-friendly “V” line of handsets. The vivo V3 and V3Max flaunt metal bodies – slimmer and sturdier than their siblings and both come with a big focus on improved performance. The smaller (143.6x71x7.5mm) vivo V3 is equipped with a 5-inch, 720p display and… Read More »

LG trademarks G5 SE in South Korea

In a move that could easily be categorized as simply copying an idea Apple had first, LG has trademarked the name G5 SE in its native South Korea. So it looks like at least someone in the world views the SE suffix as great branding. Apple should probably be flattered, but we assume it’s going to become pretty… Read More »

Iceland’s leader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The Panama Papers showed the premier’s wife owned an offshore company with big claims on… Read More »

Oil edges up after Kuwait talks up output freeze plan

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday after Kuwait’s insistence that major producers will agree to freeze output this month even as Iran balks at the plan. Gains in crude prices were limited as traders awaited U.S. industry data later in the afternoon that was likely to show another record high in crude inventories in the United States. A… Read More »

British government met potential buyer for Tata Steel UK

The British government opened talks on Tuesday with potential buyers for Tata Steel’s UK operations, including Sanjeev Gupta’s commodities company Liberty Group, as it stepped up its battle to find a buyer for the loss-making business. Accused by opposition lawmakers of being “asleep at the wheel” when Tata Steel put its entire British operations up for sale last… Read More »

Leaked documents raise questions over role played by new Fifa president in TV rights deal

NEW FIFA president Gianni Infantino reportedly signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, leaked documents reveal. Hugo and Mariano Jinkis bought TV rights for Uefa Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price, reports the BBC. According to records, Uefa concluded offshore deals with… Read More »

2 planes collide on runway at Jakarta airport, no casuality reported

Two planes collided on a runway at an airport in Indonesia late Monday night, officials said. A Batik Air Boeing 737 carrying 56 people had been cleared for takeoff when its wing struck a smaller Trans Nusa plane, which was being towed, Batik said in a statement, the Independent reported. According to the Jakarta Transportation Ministry, all passengers… Read More »

Donald Trump would ‘cut off cash to Mexico’ to pay for border wall

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump has said he would stop cash sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until the country pays for a border wall. The prospect of losing a vital source of income would force Mexico into a “one-time payment” of $5-10bn (£3.5-7bn), says Mr Trump. But US President Barack Obama said the plan… Read More »