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  • Review: Alcatel A50 / Pulsemix

    4:45pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Alcatel's A50 / Pulsemix is an inexpensive Android device that features swappable rear covers. Care to put on a light show? The LED cover bestows the A50 with colorful patterns on the back that light up with your music. Speaking of music, take advantage of the…
  • Motorola Moto G5S Plus Hits Stores September 29

    1:34pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola today opened up pre-orders for the Moto G5S Plus handset. Consumers can order the phone from Best Buy, B&H, Fry’s, Motorola.com, New Egg, Ting, and Walmart.com. The G5S Plus boasts a metal unibody design, 5.5-inch HD display, and a 3,000mAh battery.…
  • Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments

    1:25pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely…
  • Instagram Adds Face Filters to Live Video

    1:10pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Instagram today made it possible for those broadcasting live video to play with face filters in real time. Broadcasters need only tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during their live stream to add filters. Instagram says users can play…
  • iOS 11 Muddies WiFi and Bluetooth Controls

    1:07pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 11, introduces some counterintuitive behaviors with respect to Control Center and the wireless radios. Tapping the WiFi or Bluetooth toggles in Control Center does not actually turn off these radios. "In iOS 11 and…
  • Google Partners with Bose for Assistant-Capable Headphones

    8:26am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today announced what it says are the first headphones optimized to work with Google Assistant. The Bose QC35 II wireless cans have a dedicated action button for interacting with Google Assistant. A quick press of the action button allows people to…
  • Google to Buy HTC's Pixel Handset Team for $1.1 Billion

    Wed 10:28pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today said it has agreed to purchase HTC's Pixel smartphone business, as well as acquire some employees and license intellectual property, for $1.1 billion in cash. HTC's Pixel engineers will be added to Google's existing hardware organization, where…
  • Apple 'Investigating Fix' for Faulty Watch 3 LTE Performance

    Wed 3:28pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone. Testers from the Wall Street Journal…
  • Google Brings the Moto X4 with Android One to Project Fi

    Wed 11:57am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google's Project Fi just scored its first non-Nexus / Pixel handset. The company added the Motorola Moto X4 to the selection of devices compatible with Project Fi, which is Google's low-cost MVNO. The Moto X4, announced earlier this year, joins the Nexus 5X,…
  • Google Overhauls Snapseed Photo Editing App

    Wed 10:13am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today revealed a refresh of Snapseed, its advanced photo-editing application. Snapseed 2.18 for Android and iOS features a brand new user interface that Google says speeds up the editing process. For example, Snapseed has moved the Looks tool, which…
  • HTC Halts Trading Shares Ahead of Major Announcement

    Wed 8:27am By Eric M. Zeman
    HTC will cease trading shares of its stock in anticipation of a significant announcement to be made tomorrow. The news was first revealed by the Taiwan Stock Exchange, which said "shares of HTC Corporation ... will be halted starting from Sept. 21, 2017…
  • LG V30 Launches In Korea This Week, North America Soon Thereafter

    Tue 9:11pm By Eric M. Zeman
    LG today said it will begin shipping its V30 flagship handset to customers in South Korea this week. The phone will arrive in North America, Europe, and other markets "in the days and weeks to come." LG didn't provide an exact launch window for the U.S., and…
  • Apple Boosts Over-the-Air App Downloads to 150 MB

    Tue 5:31pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today made it possible for iPhone owners to download larger applications via their cellular connections. "We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB," said Apple to developers, "letting customers download more apps from the App…
  • Apple Music for Android Updated to Match iOS 11

    Tue 4:43pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform in order to ensure the experience is similar to that of the revised iOS version. Android device owners have access to the same iOS 11 Apple Music discovery feature that allows people to…
  • T-Mobile Ups Throttling Threshold to 50 GB

    Tue 2:00pm By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile today said it will allow customers to use more LTE data before potentially throttling them. Previously, T-Mobile would slow the mobile internet speeds of the heaviest users after they surpassed 32 GB of mobile data in a single billing period. T-Mobile…
  • Apple Releases WatchOS 4.0 for the Apple Watch

    Tue 1:28pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor. Apple Watches will now notify people when it senses a high heart rate if owners are not active. The new software can…
  • Apple Releases iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads

    Tue 1:14pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today made new system software available to its smartphones and tablets. iPhone and iPad owners can download iOS 11, which introduces new lock screen behaviors, new control center behaviors, as well as new features for the camera, messages, maps and…
  • Review: iOS 11

    Tue 1:00pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple's annual iPhone operating system upgrade is here. Beginning September 19, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners can download and install iOS 11, the latest mobile platform from Apple. This year sees Apple chiefly refining its core apps, though some new…
  • Google Search for iOS Adds Related Content Suggestions

    Tue 10:32am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today updated its mobile search application for iOS devices and made it easier for people to find similar articles or content. Moving forward, a pull-up tab will appear at the bottom of web pages with suggestions for related content. Once opened, iOS…
  • ZTE Intros the $80 Tempo X for Boost Mobile

    Tue 9:00am By Eric M. Zeman
    ZTE today announced the Tempo X, an entry-level Android smartphone for Boost Mobile. This affordable handset features a 5-inch screen with 854 by 480 resolution and a 1.1 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of storage. The phone…