Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors

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Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convincing people to upload their Gmail contacts. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Download Your Information tool merely exports a text list of friends’ names you can’t use elsewhere. As Congress […]

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Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang

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You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted to give people an easy way to […]

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Bad touch: iOS 11.3 is bricking third-party iPhone 8 screen repairs

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What a bad string of luck for people with broken iPhone screens who thought they were able to fix them on the cheap. Apple’s problem-fixing iOS 11.3 update is now disabling some touchscreens replaced by third-party means. The iPhone 8, in particular, is susceptible to this new iOS 11.3 problem, according to Motherboard, and it’s […]

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LG promises to speed up bringing Android updates to its smartphones

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LG is making efforts to improve the user experience on its devices after it opened a “Software Upgrade Center” in its native Korea. The new lab will be focused on “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates,” the company explained in a brief statement. The idea is to help get […]

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Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 15 photos of the new color

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We weren’t able to walk away with the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. We had to return them when we were done playing with them. However, they’ll be available soon. You can pre-order the phones today and pick them up in stores starting on Friday April 13 in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, […]

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Zuckerberg’s boring testimony is a big win for Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg ran his apology scripts, trotted out his lists of policy fixes and generally dulled the Senate into submission. And that constitutes success for Facebook. Zuckerberg testified before the joint Senate judiciary and commerce committee today, capitalizing on the lack of knowledge of the politicians and their surface-level questions. Half the time, Zuckerberg got […]

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The new Moto Z Stereo Speaker gives you more smartphone sound for less

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You’ll now be able to pump up the volume in a new way on your Moto Z and Moto Z2 smartphones thanks to a more affordable speaker Moto Mod attachment. The new Moto Stereo Speaker is now available in the US for $59 (about £42, AU$76), giving you a cheaper way to outfit your Moto […]

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Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

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Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven friends or strangers. Originally a video messaging app, Tribe failed to gain traction in the face of Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. But […]

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iOS 12 release date, news and rumors

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New iOS 12 release date rumors put the developer beta at less than two months, making it the next big update for your iPhone and iPad now that iOS 11.3 is out. We expect iOS 12 to debut on June 4 at WWDC 2018. That shouldn’t surprise you by now – Apple launches its big […]

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Best unlocked smartphones in the US

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Buying an unlocked smartphone in the US can be a smart move, whether you want to travel the globe or simply don’t want to be tied to a single carrier like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint. You’ll be able to swap in SIM cards between various carriers and use the phone anywhere in the world. […]

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