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  • YouTube Kids to Give Parents More Control

    3:45pm By Eric M. Zeman
    YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range…
  • Snappables Are Gamified Lenses from Snapchat

    1:36pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Snapchat today rolled out Snappables, which it says are new Lenses meant for playing augmented reality games with other Snapchat users. Snappables are controlled via touch, movement, and facial expressions. Snappables are available from the main Lenses section…
  • Opera Brings Out New One-Handed Browser Called Touch

    1:16pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Opera Software today announced Touch, a mobile browser that prioritizes one-handed use thanks to dedicated buttons and actions. When launched, Touch offers a search bar, QR code scanner, and voice search tool. People can put any of these to find information…
  • Review: Jabra Elite 65t Bluetooth Earbuds

    12:15pm By Eric M. Zeman
    The Elite 65t are Jabra's third-generation fully wireless Bluetooth headphones. The company is taking a slightly new path with this addition to the Elite family. The 65t focuses on improving music and call performance, while bolstering the basics. Do these…
  • Huawei Facing Criminal Investigation for Violating Iran Sanctions

    11:04am By Eric M. Zeman
    Huawei's survival in America is facing a new threat: a criminal investigation over whether or not it violated sanctions preventing the sale or export of select goods to Iran. The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into Huawei's dealings with Iran to see if…
  • Google's Tasks App Works Directly with Gmail and Calendar

    9:47am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google believes its Tasks mobile application for Android and iOS devices will help users manage and complete tasks more efficiently. The app lets people create tasks lists; view, edit, and manage tasks from any device; and control tasks created in Gmail,…
  • Google Adds a Dash of AI to Gmail with High-Priority Notifications On Mobile and Smart Replies on…

    9:34am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today introduced new features to Gmail both on the web and on mobile devices. The web version of Gmail sees the largest number of changes and adds smart features meant to help people move through their email more efficiently. The interface has been…
  • ZTE Prepping Action Against Commerce Department Ban

    9:01am By Eric M. Zeman
    ZTE today said it is preparing to take "certain actions" within the scope of U.S. law to fight the Commerce Department's ban against the company. Earlier this month, the Commerce Department banned U.S. companies from selling ZTE hardware or software, such as…
  • LG Touts the G7 ThinQ's 6.1-Inch Super Bright Display

    8:51am By Eric M. Zeman
    LG says its forthcoming flagship will have a redesigned FullVision display that adds a number of new technologies. The screen measures 6.1 inches across the diagonal at a new aspect ratio of 19.5:9 to account for the additional screen real estate forming the…
  • OnePlus 6 to Be Announced May 16 In London

    8:35am By Eric M. Zeman
    OnePlus said it will announce its next flagship phone at an event planned for May 16 in London. The company has recently been teasing features of the phone and earlier this week said the device will have a metal-and-glass design with a glass rear panel. The…
  • Instagram Now Lets You Download All Your Data from the Web

    8:26am By Eric M. Zeman
    Instagram has brought a new tool to its web site: the ability for users to download all their data. Instagram says users can request the information if they want. "We'll email you a link to a file with your photos, comments, profile information and more,"…
  • Apple Pushes iOS 11.3.1 to Resolve Display Issue

    8:19am By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple has distributed iOS 11.3.1 to iPhones and iPads in order to solve a problem with third-party displays. In some instances, screens of the iPhone 8 repaired with non-Apple displays became unresponsive to the touch. iOS 11.3.1 takes care of that issue. The…
  • Instagram Makes It Easier to Upload Multiple Photos to Your Story at Once

    Tue 12:18pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Instagram today improved the way its mobile app handles story uploads. The latest version of Instagram makes it possible to upload up to 10 photos or videos from your gallery at a time. Users can select each individual photo to make changes, apply stickers,…
  • Spotify Improves Free Offering In Order to Convince You to Pay

    Tue 10:34am By Eric M. Zeman
    Spotify today raised the volume on a change to its free service offering that takes advantage of machine learning to recommend tunes to music fans as they listen. The changes apply mostly to the mobile app. When customers first sign up for Spotify, they will…
  • Review: Mophie Charge Stream Pad+

    Mon 1:30pm By Eric M. Zeman
    The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is a universal wireless charger that accommodates iPhones and Galaxies alike. This slim, disk-shaped charger works with most phones and offers rapid power-ups. If you're looking for a single charging pad that does it all, this…
  • EU Puts the Brakes On Apple's Shazam Acquisition

    Mon 11:26am By Eric M. Zeman
    The European Commission is holding up Apple's planned acquisition of Shazam. "The Commission is concerned that the merger could reduce choice for users of music streaming services," said the Commission in a statement. Shazam is used by hundreds of millions of…
  • Cricket Changes Plan Names, Clarifies Plan Features

    Mon 9:26am By Eric M. Zeman
    Cricket Wireless today said its service plans have new names. The new names corresponded to changes the company made to its service offerings on April 22. For the sake of clarity, the former Cricket Unlimited plan is now called the Cricket Unlimited Max plan.…
  • OnePlus Provides Peek at Glass-Backed OnePlus 6

    Mon 8:29am By Eric M. Zeman
    OnePlus is expected to announce the OnePlus 6 flagship phone in the coming weeks and today it shared some information about the design. Taking the company's blog, CEO Pete Lau described in detail the company's design philosophy. With respect to the OnePlu6,…
  • ZTE Being Given a Chance to Argue Its Case

    Sat 11:14am By Eric M. Zeman
    ZTE will have an opportunity to ask the U.S. Commerce Department to change its mind regarding the government's decision to ban U.S. corporations from selling hardware or software to ZTE for a period of seven years. An official at the Commerce Department said…
  • GSMA Puts eSIM Development On Hold Due to Inquiry

    Sat 11:03am By Eric M. Zeman
    The GSMA telecommunications group today said it will pause work on the eSIM standard while the U.S. Justice Department completes its investigation over the technology. The Justice Department alleges that AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and the GSMA have been colluding…