Category Archives: Mobile Devices

The HTC U 11 will come with an app to show you how to squeeze it

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Someone’s got an itchy trigger finger at HTC, because a companion Edge Sense app for the HTC U 11 briefly appeared on the Google Play app store, before getting pulled again. It’s designed to walk users through what could be this phone’s most distinctive feature. Based on a variety of leaks we’ve seen up until […]

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Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire

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Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. Now Group admins can establish up to three questions for people requesting to join their Group to answer. This lets admins screen potential members to ensure they’re the right fit for the group and will add constructively to […]

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HTC U 11 teaser points to serious audio skills

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While a pressure-sensitive frame is likely to be the highlight of the HTC U11 it’s seemingly not the only trick the phone will have up its sleeve, as a new teaser suggests you’ll be able to record sound in 360 degrees. Posted on HTC’s official Twitter account, the teaser is a short, silent video of […]

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Vice’s Director of Mobile Apps Ben Jackson is creating his own startup advisory firm

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Ben Jackson, whose résumé includes work at Vice Media and The New York Times, is launching a startup advisory firm called For The Win. Jackson was most recently Vice’s director of mobile apps, where he said he created a team that built nine apps during his tenure, as well as the company’s first unified content API. He’s […]

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Snap is getting absolutely crushed after falling short of Wall Street’s expectations

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Snap may have had a successful IPO, but that was pretty much wiped out after it reported its first-quarter earnings — where it completely whiffed on what Wall Street was expecting. The company said it brought in $149.6 million in revenue in the first quarter this year. It also said it lost $2.31 per share, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Phone – Review

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What is the Samsung Galaxy S8+? If you’re yet to decide between the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+, then there’s only one thing you need consider: how big do you want your phone? For most people, the smaller 5.5-inch S8 will be best. It’s more manageable in one hand, and will comfortably fit […]

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Sprint joins the race to roll out 5G with plans for 2019

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Not wanting to be left behind by the likes of AT&T and Verizon, another major telecom company is making plans to support 5G connectivity. Sprint announced today that it’s made a joint agreement with Qualcomm and SoftBank to build new technologies for a 2.5GHz 5G service. The carrier plans to have commercially available 5G services […]

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Social music startup Smule raises $54M for Asian expansion

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Smule, maker of Sing! Karaoke and other social music apps, announced yesterday that it has raised $54 million in a round led by Chinese company Tencent. Adams Street Partners, Bessemer Ventures, Floodgate, Franklin Templeton and Shasta Ventures also participated in the funding. Reuters reported that the round valued the company at $604 million, setting up […]

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10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

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UPDATE: Aside from providing links to the best mobile telco plans for each handset, we’ve also added the amazing Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to our list of the best Android phones in Australia. Read on to find out where they’ve placed! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very […]

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Instagram launches mobile web sharing to pursue global growth

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Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can’t or won’t download it. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a lightweight […]

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