Category archives for: Cell Applications

Samsung and NextRadio Strike a Deal to Unlock FM Radios on Phones

Samsung will ensure that at least some of its future U.S. smartphones ship with active FM radios, says NextRadio. Sometimes Samsung and/or its carrier partners leave FM radios, which are included in nearly all phones, inert. That will change. FM radio makes it possible for hundreds of millions of people to find and listen to local […]

Apple Says It Will Add More Parental Controls to iOS

Apple this week said it will improve the tools parents can use to control how much time their children spend on iPhones and iPads. The move is a response to investor criticism from Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System,  who suggested screen time is highly damaging to kids. “We have new features and enhancements planned […]

Razer Phone Will Soon Be Updated to HDR+ and Dolby Digital With Netflix

Razer said it has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow its Razer smartphone to stream Netflix content with HDR+ video and 5.1 surround sound. Razer claims its phone is the first to offer both these capabilities. One of the Razer’s primary features is a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The handset also […]

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 Updated to Mitigate Spectre Vulnerabilities

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 in order to patch several significant security problems. Specifically, iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerability discovered earlier this month. Apple recommends all iPhone and iPad owners install the update as soon as possible. Apple issued a similar update to its […]

Nextbit to Shutter Robin Cloud Storage On March 1

Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers. Nexbit recommends Robin owners take the time to download anything and everything they had backed up to the Nextbit cloud, including apps and photos. […]

Google Merges Google Wallet and Android Pay Into Google Pay

Google today took steps to simplify its mobile and online payment products by combining them into a single service called Google Pay. Google Pay will encompass the features of Google Wallet and Android Pay. Google expects people will use Google Pay to make payments online and via mobile devices, and even to pay friends directly. Google […]

Apple Confirms Macs and iOS Devices Are Affected by Spectre and Meltdown

Apple today said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the coming days,” the release said. “There are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple said, echoing what other companies and […]

OnePlus Cancels Android 8 Release for OnePlus 5

OnePlus has cancelled the global release of OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 5 due to an unspecified bug. OnePlus says it is preparing OxygenOS 5.0.1 to resolve the problem. It expects to offer the tweaked code in a partial release in the near future. Apart from bringing Android 8 Oreo to the OnePlus 5, OxygenOS 5.0.1 […]

OnePlus Announces New Oreo Betas for the 5 and 5T Smartphones

OnePlus has made Android 8 Oreo available to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones in new betas. The OnePlus 5 gains access to OxygenOS Open Beta 3, which adds the face unlock feature of the 5T. Other changes in the beta include a new app shortcut in the launcher, changes to the vibrate alert, improved […]

Telegram Now Supports Multiple Accounts on Android

Telegram is one of the more popular messaging clients has added support for multiple accounts on the same device. In v4.7 of Telegram for Android brings support for multiple accounts. Obviously, you’ll still need separate phone numbers for each account, but switching between them is like moving between gmail accounts within that app. You can […]

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