Category archives for: Cell Phones

You Can Use Google Pay For Las Vegas Monorail Rides

Google today said its Google Pay app can now serve as a transit ticket on the Las Vegas Monorail System. People visiting Las Vegas will be able to use Google Pay to purchase their monorail ticket online and add it to the app. The service includes prepaid, single-use, or other types of passes. Once purchased, people […]

Google Play Instant Is A Faster Way To Try Out Games and Apps

Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game. […]

Google Announces Shopping Actions – Makes It Easy to Buy Within Search Results

Google today announced its Shopping Actions program, a way for retailers to surface their products in search results and ensure those products are easy to purchase. Google is bringing Shopping Actions to Google Assistant and Google Search, which will include a universal shopping cart on mobile devices, desktops, and Google Home products. The program is for […]

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

Apple Drops iOS 11.3 Beta 6 to Developers and Public

Apple has made available iOS 11.3 Beta 6 to both developers and public testers. iOS 11.3 Beta 6 tweaks performance and includes the battery health meter for certain devices. The tool is meant to help people balance the battery life and performance of older iPhones. iOS 11.3 also introduces four more animoji for the iPhone […]

Alcatel Plans To Sell The 1X with Android Go and 3V In The US Soon

TCL has announced that it intends to sell the Alcatel 1X with Android Go and the Alcatel 3V in the U.S. in the next few months. Both phones were announced earlier this year. The Alcatel 1X (pictured below) is a small, entry-level device with the Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition on board. Android Go is […]

Google Re-brands Android Wear As Wear OS

  Google officially announced that it would be renaming Android Wear to Wear OS by Google, “a wearables operating system for everyone.” Google appears to be separating the product from the Android name and making it appear more universal. Google confirmed the change this morning, saying that the new name “better reflects our technology, vision, and most […]

Facebook Lite Heading To More Countries – Even The US

Facebook today said it will allow more people to download and use the Facebook Lite application. Facebook Lite, which has been available since 2015, is a stripped-down version of the social networking app meant for regions with slow or poor network connectivity. Facebook is expanding the app’s availability beyond the initial list of 100 countries […]

T-Mobile Will Deploy GSMA Universal RCS Profile

T-Mobile said it plans to expand its support for Rich Communications Services during the second quarter of the year by adopting the GSMA Universal Profile. This will allow T-Mobile customers to take advantage of RCS-based features, such as video chat and large file transfers, with the native Android Messages texting app on their handset. The GSMA […]

Samsung Now Offers Same-Day Galaxy Repairs Via uBreakiFix

Owners of Samsung‘s newer high-end phones will soon be able to score same-day repairs for most problems. Samsung has teamed up with uBreakiFix, which has some 370 locations around the country, in order to provide more timely repairs. uBreakiFix offers authorized repairs with genuine Samsung parts. The company says its technicians are all certified by Samsung and […]

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