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  • Apple Drops First Beta of iOS 10.3.2

    Tue 2:07pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today made iOS 10.3.2 Beta One available to developers. The beta arrives just one day after the public release of iOS 10.3. Apple has not provided any details about what's contained in iOS 10.3.2, but it is likely a bug-fixing update. Apple also made…
  • Google Assistant Works with More Connected Home Gear

    Tue 1:59pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today improved Google Assistant on Android devices and its Google Home product. The assistant can now talk with a wider range of internet-of-things devices for the home, allowing people to take control over more things around their house through voice…
  • Google Search App for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget

    Tue 10:41am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today updated its main Search application for the iPhone and added a widget for the home screen. Technically, iOS doesn't support true home screen widgets other than those in the notification panel. In order to make it work, a 3D Touch of the Search app…
  • Samsung Says No Refurbished Galaxy Note7s In the US

    Tue 9:36am By Eric M. Zeman
    Galaxy Note7 fans in the U.S. will not be able to buy a refurbished model, reports Reuters. Samsung "will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note7 devices for rent or sale in the U.S.," according to a statement provided by the company. On Monday, Samsung…
  • T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers

    Tue 9:32am By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes…
  • Facebook Folds More Snapchat Features Into Its Main Mobile App

    Tue 8:21am By Eric M. Zeman
    Facebook today expanded the way people are able to share photos and videos by bringing new camera tools to its mobile application. First, the camera is more accessible from within Facebook. A tap will turn it on. The camera includes dozens of effects like…
  • Apple Releases iOS 10.3 to Everyone

    Mon 1:04pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today made iOS 10.3 available to the public after several months of beta testing. The most significant feature of iOS 10.3 is a tool called Find My AirPods, which helps people locate lost earbuds via an audio alert. The system update also adopts the…
  • Facebook Messenger Gains Live Location Sharing

    Mon 11:13am By Eric M. Zeman
    Facebook today made it possible for people to share their real-time location with others using Messenger. The optional tool is available to both Android and iOS devices. Live Location can be shared for up to 60 minutes and turned on or off at any time. The…
  • Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7

    Mon 10:18am By Eric M. Zeman
    Samsung plans to bring back the Galaxy Note7, despite the massive recall that spelled the phone's demise last year. The company will sell refurbished versions of the phone, though Samsung is still determining where via talks with regulatory authorities and…
  • Cortana for Android Now Works On the Lock Screen

    Mon 9:57am By Eric M. Zeman
    Microsoft today made it possible for Android device owners to access and use Cortana above the lock screen on their smartphones. Microsoft has been testing the feature since earlier this year and is now rolling it out to all users. People can swipe on the lock…
  • T-Mobile Adds Free AppleCare to Its Device Insurance Plan

    Mon 9:14am By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile today improved its monthly insurance program by offering AppleCare at no additional cost. Customers who subscribe to T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection and Jump! with Premium Device Protection insurance plans will have access to T-Mobile's insurance…
  • Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime​ for Just $60

    Sat 10:44am By Eric M. Zeman
    Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. The phone supports memory cards up to 32 GB. The…
  • Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22

    Fri 12:19pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones. Hangouts will continue to work as a messaging…
  • FCC Relaxes Rules Governing 800 MHz Spectrum

    Fri 10:24am By Eric M. Zeman
    The FCC this week made it easier for carriers to add LTE to their 800 MHz spectrum holdings. Rules concerning the 800 MHz band (CDMA Band Class 0, LTE Band 5) have been in place since 1981 and limit how much power carriers can use to transmit wireless signals…
  • T-Mobile Takes Steps to Block Scam Calls

    Fri 9:35am By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile today said it is rolling out new network-based tools to help identify and block potential scam calls. Beginning on April 5, T-Mobile will begin to analyze every call that reaches the T-Mobile network against a global database of known scammers.…
  • Review: Motorola Moto G5 Plus

    Fri 7:00am By Eric M. Zeman
    The Moto G5 Plus is a mid-range Android smartphone that covers the basics and then some. It represents the company's most refined and powerful G yet. If you're in the market for a visually appealing, unlocked handset that outperforms most others at the same…
  • Moto G5 Plus Goes On Sale March 31 for $230-$300

    Fri 7:00am By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola today said the Moto G5 Plus will be available to U.S. buyers starting March 31. The company is selling two variants of the phone. The first has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and costs $229, while the second has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and…
  • T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs

    Thu 3:06pm By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon…
  • LG K20 V Hits Verizon Today for $170

    Thu 2:09pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Verizon Wireless today added the low-cost LG K20 V to its lineup of Android smartphones. The K20 V features a metal frame and rear-mounted fingerprint reader for security. The phone has a 5.3-inch 720p display and it is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core…
  • Facebook Messenger Adds Message Reactions and @Replies

    Thu 11:54am By Eric M. Zeman
    Facebook today announced several new features for Messenger that should make the messaging application even more interactive. First, the app adds the ability to react to messages in one-on-one or group chats. Pressing and holding any message brings up the…