Category archives for: Cell Phones

Instagram Turning Comments Into Threads

Instagram hopes threaded conversations will improve the experience of commenting on photos, videos, and other posts. Moving forward, replying to a specific comment will line up the response directly under that comment in an on-going thread. Instagram believes this new layout will make it easier to respond to and keep track of conversations as they unfold. […]

T-Mobile Opens Its First 600 MHz Service Cell Site in Cheyenne, WY

T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wy. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band. The Un-carrier plans to light up 600 MHz service in rural areas around the country first. Markets that can expect to see 600 MHz service […]

Nokia 8 Has Its Debut

HMD Global, the sole licensee of the Nokia brand, today announced the Nokia 8 flagship Android smartphone. The handset is milled from 6000 series aluminum and polished to a high-gloss finish in black, blue, silver, and copper. The Nokia 8 boasts a 5.3-inch quad HD screen with curved Gorilla Glass 5, and it is powered […]

Apple, Facebook, Google, Snap, Twitter & Other Tech Firms File an Amicus Brief on Warrantless Location Tracking

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Snap, Twitter, and Verizon have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data. The tech firms argue that the court should “refine the applic Timothy Carpenter […]

Opera Ending Max Data-Saving Service

Opera Software said it has pulled Opera Max from the Google Play Store and will no longer update the service. Opera debuted Max in 2014 as a way for Android device users to manage and control their mobile data use. “The product had a substantially different value proposition than our browser products, and represented a […]

iOS 11 Public Beta 5 Has Been Released

Apple has released iOS 11 Public Beta 5 to those testing the platform. iOS 11 offers an expanded Control Center tools, a refreshed App Store, new camera features, Siri improvements, as well as updates to iMessage, the Keyboard, files, and more. Apple didn’t disclose what is in new in this latest beta. The final version […]

Qualcomm Expands Spectra Tech – Making Leaps in High-Quality AR and VR

Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules. The flagship module is an active depth-sensing camera […]

Google Search, GBoard for Android Add Support for 30 New Languages

Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data. In this round of additions, Google targeted African, Indian, and other […]

ZTE Blade Z Max Coming to MetroPCS for $129

ZTE and MetroPCS today announce Blade Z Max the successor to last year’s Z Max smartphone. ZTE is making greater use of its Blade branding on value handsets in the U.S., which is why the new phone adds “Blade” to its name. The phone relies on a metal frame and flatter rear panel that is coated with a honeycomb […]

LG V30’s Won’t Have a Second Screen

LG has revealed details about the user interface that will front the forthcoming V30 handset, and the company has fully done away with the Second Screen that appeared on the V10 and V20 devices. The V30 adopts LG’s FullVision display aspect ratio (18:9) and the company no longer feels the Second Screen — a small display […]

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