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  • Samsung Shrinks its 200 Megapixel Camera Sensor for Phones

    Thu 12:19pm By Rich Brome
    Samsung Electronics has announced a new camera sensor for phones with 200 megapixel resolution. While Samsung already makes 200 megapixel camera sensors, the new ISOCELL HP3 sensor has pixels that are 12 percent smaller, enabling "approximately 20 percent…
  • Nothing phone (1) Not Coming to US

    Wed 2:47pm By Rich Brome
    Mobile phone startup Nothing has confirmed to PCMag that its forthcoming first phone won't be sold in the US and won't work well on US networks. The much-hyped phone has a unique design with transparent back and several light-up elements.
  • iOS 16 Will Let You Skip CAPTCHAs

    Tue 10:50am By Rich Brome
    Apple's forthcoming iOS 16 and macOS Ventura will support the new Privacy Pass industry standard for authenticating users as legitimate people and not bots. This new technology can replace annoying CAPTCHAs, allowing web sites and app services to fight fraud…
  • FAA Outlines One-Year Phase-In of Mid-Band 5G Near Airports

    Tue 8:30am By Rich Brome
    The FAA, wireless carriers, and the aviation industry have reached an agreement that will allow AT&T and Verizon to fully utilize their new mid-band 5G radio spectrum near airports by this time July 2023. The agreement includes a phased approach that will…
  • T-Mobile Adds More Overseas and Inflight Data to its Plans

    Jun 16, 2022, 10:27 am By Rich Brome
    Starting June 21st, T-Mobile's most popular plans will include more and/or faster data while overseas, as well as inflight on major US airlines. T-Mobile's most premium plan, Magenta Max, gets the biggest upgrades, with 5 GB of international high-speed data…
  • Verizon Launches Mobile+Home Bundle Discount

    Jun 16, 2022, 9:00 am By Rich Brome
    Verizon has launched a new "Mobile+Home Discount" for customers who use the any of company's home internet services and also have a "premium" 5G Unlimited mobile service plan with Verizon. The $25/month discount brings the cost of a basic 300 Mbps FiOS plan…
  • Nothing Reveals Design of phone (1)

    Jun 15, 2022, 12:27 pm By Rich Brome
    New mobile startup Nothing has released a photo showing the official design of its upcoming smartphone, the phone (1). The unique design has a transparent back that exposes several components, including the NFC coil antenna. The company will hold a launch…
  • Dish Launches "Project Genesis" Standalone 5G Network in 120+ Cities

    Jun 14, 2022, 4:25 pm By Rich Brome
    Dish has finally launched its own, from-scratch 5G Standalone (SA) network in "120+ Cities" spanning the US. The launch comes just hours before the FCC's deadline for the company to launch service covering 20% of the country. It's not immediately clear how…
  • T-Mobile Achieves 3 Gbps Using Standalone 5G in Mid-Band

    Jun 14, 2022, 12:06 pm By Rich Brome
    T-Mobile has successfully tested 5G triple carrier aggregation (NR CA) using 5G standalone (SA) and mid-band spectrum, achieving an impressive downlink data rate of 3 Gbps. Triple CA is not new, but non-standalone (NSA) 5G requires that one of those three…
  • Verizon Ready to Light up More Mid-Band 5G Using Band 48

    Jun 14, 2022, 11:53 am By Rich Brome
    Verizon has successfully tested 5G technology in two different modes within band 48, also known as CBRS. At 3.5 GHz, this valuable mid-band spectrum is close to the C Band spectrum that Verizon recently deployed. The two bands will compliment each other,…
  • Apple's Move To iOS Tool Now Moves WhatsApp Messages

    Jun 14, 2022, 11:36 am By Rich Brome
    WhatsApp now supports Apple's "Move to iOS" system, making it easy for users to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone without losing their WhatsApp chat histories. Move to iOS consists of an Android app that users can download from Google's Play Store. It…
  • Apple Intros Weather API for Apps, Even on Android

    Jun 9, 2022, 3:05 pm By Rich Brome
    Apple has quietly announced WeatherKit, a new API that will let app developers integrate "hyperlocal" weather forecast data into their apps. This is the same kind of specific weather data previously offered by DarkSky, which Apple acquired in 2020. WeatherKit…
  • Android 13 Reaches Major Milestone Toward Release

    Jun 9, 2022, 2:53 pm By Rich Brome
    Google has released Android 13 Beta 3, which brings the OS to a key milestone known as Platform Stability. This means that new APIs used by developers are now finalized and won't change, so devs can move full speed ahead with Android 13 versions of their apps.
  • Europe to Mandate USB-C on Mobile Devices, Including Phones

    Jun 9, 2022, 2:47 pm By Rich Brome
    The European Union has all but finalized a new rule that will require mobile devices to include a USB-C port for wired charging. This includes phones, as well as Bluetooth headphones, tablets, cameras, and laptops. The legislation will also require that…
  • Auracast is the New Name for Bluetooth's New Broadcast Audio Feature

    Jun 8, 2022, 10:00 am By Rich Brome
    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has created a new brand for the broadcast audio feature of LE Audio: Auracast. LE Audio is a complete revamp of the audio component of Bluetooth, enabling better performance and many new features. One of those new…
  • Hands On with the TCL Stylus 5G

    Jun 7, 2022, 8:00 am By Rich Brome
    Now that LG is no longer making its Stylo phones, TCL isn't content to let Motorola have all the fun in the popular affordable-stylus segment of the US market. Enter the TCL Stylus 5G, an entirely new foray for TCL. It delivers exactly what you would expect…
  • iPhone Will be Able to Double as a Desktop Webcam

    Jun 6, 2022, 2:40 pm By Rich Brome
    Apple today announced FaceTime Continuity, a new suite of a features that seamlessly integrates FaceTime across iOS and macOS. Users can now start a FaceTime call on an iPhone, then easily move the call to a Mac. Simply bringing the iPhone near the Mac will…
  • "Passkeys" are Apple's Replacement for Passwords

    Jun 6, 2022, 2:31 pm By Rich Brome
    Apple has given a name to its password-free account security solution: Passkeys. With Passkeys, users can log in to web sites and apps without remembering or entering a password. Users log in with biometric authentication such as FaceID or TouchID. A user's…
  • Apple CarPlay Takes Over Your Car's Dashboard

    Jun 6, 2022, 1:57 pm By Rich Brome
    Apple has introduced a "next generation" version of CarPlay that is designed to take over all screens in your car and replace the instrument cluster and all controls, including audio and climate control. The solution is essentially an OS for your whole car,…
  • iOS 16 Revamps the Lock Screen

    Jun 6, 2022, 1:52 pm By Rich Brome
    Apple today announced iOS 16, the next version of its core software for iPhones. The new OS features a major revamp of the Lock Screen with new personalization, including font & color options, and widgets that are similar to complications on the Apple Watch.…