Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Venmo is discontinuing web support for payments and more

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PayPal-owned, peer-to-peer payments app Venmo is ending web support for its service, the company announced in an email to users. The changes, which are beginning to roll out now, will see the Venmo.com website phasing out support for making payments and charging users. In time, users will see even less functionality on the website, the […]

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Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions

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Gmail has recently introduced a brand new redesign. While you can disable or ignore most of the new features, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that you should reply. And this is what it looks like: The orange text immediately grabs your attention. By bumping the email thread to the top […]

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Best iPhone SE cases

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One of the great things about iPhones is that you can guarantee that there’ll be a wide range of cases made for them, and that’s especially true of the iPhone SE, as it also fits most iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S cases. Only the SE and 5S, however, will support iOS 12 when it releases. […]

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Snapchat launches privacy-safe Snap Kit, the un-Facebook platform

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Today Snapchat finally gets a true developer platform, confirming TechCrunch’s scoop from last month about Snap Kit. This set of APIs lets other apps piggyback on Snap’s login for signup, build Bitmoji avatars into their keyboards, display public Our Stories and Snap Map content, and generate branded stickers with referral links users can share back […]

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Three CEO: 5G capacity is a 'big opportunity' to lead UK market

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Since its inception, Three has always been the outsider in the UK mobile market. It launched in 2003 as the UK’s ‘fifth’ major operator after Ofcom reserved spectrum for a new player in the now infamous 3G auction in 2000. The astronomical licence fees paid meant capital for 3G infrastructure investment was difficult to find, […]

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The BlackBerry Key2 is officially arriving on June 7

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We’ve heard rumors and speculation about a new BlackBerry phone called the Key2 and now it’s (just about) official – BlackBerry has sent out invitations to a special launch event in New York on June 7, and mentions the Key2 by name. The phone will be the follow-up to last year’s BlackBerry KeyOne, which impressed […]

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YouTube rolls out new tools to help you stop watching

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Google’s YouTube is the first streaming app that will actually tell users to stop watching. At its Google I/O conference this week, the company introduced a series of new controls for YouTube that will allow users to set limits on their viewing, and then receive reminders telling them to “take a break.” The feature is […]

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Why Snapchat’s re-redesign will fail and how to fix it

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Time to put usability over pride Snap screwed it all up jumbling messages and Stories, banishing creators to Discover and wrecking auto-advance. Prideful of his gut instincts, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel refused to listen to the awful user reviews and declining usage. Now a YouGov study shows a 73 percent drop in user sentiment toward […]

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Europe sees biggest ever drop in smartphone sales

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The number of smartphones shipped in Europe fell by 6.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2018 – the largest ever drop in a single quarter – as smartphone fatigue enveloped Western Europe. Shipments across the continent reached 46 million, according to figures from Canalys, but Western Europe fell by 13.9 per cent to […]

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FCC slaps robocaller with record $120M fine, but it’s like ’emptying the ocean with a teaspoon’

Whoever thought we would leave telemarketing behind in this brave new smartphone world of ours lacked imagination. Robocalls are a menace growing in volume and even a massive $120 million fine leveled against a prominent source of them by the FCC likely won’t stem the flood. The fine was announced today during the FCC’s monthly […]

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