Category archives for: Cell Phones

Xfinity Mobile Now Has Plans With mmWave 5G Data

Xfinity Mobile has announced “new” service plans which include mmWave 5G data at no extra cost. The new plans are almost identical to the company’s old plans, except the cheapest plan — offering just 1 GB of shared cellular data — is now $15/month instead of $12/month. Other plans remain unchanged, including 3 GB of […]

TCL For The First Time Sells Phones Under Their Own Name In The US – The TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L

TCL,who in the past has make Alcatel and Blackberry branded phones, is launching its first TCL-branded phones in the US. The TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L will launch as unlocked phones. Most people in the US and Canada will know TCL  from televisions.  These phone were first displayed at CES this year during the […]

iOS 13.5 Will Be Able To Automatically Share Medical Info With 911

Apple has added a new feature to iOS that can electronically share your “Medical ID” data with emergency dispatchers when you call 911. Apple’s Health app already lets you input medical info such as blood type, allergies, medical conditions, and emergency contacts. Users can opt to make this information available on an iPhone’s lock screen […]

Verizon Now Selling The LG Q70

Verizon has launched a new mid-range phone, the LG Q70, for $350. Core features include an IP68 water resistance rating, NFC, 3.5mm headset jack, 4,000 mAh battery, and a 32-megapixel camera that can capture 4K video. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chip with 4 GB of RAM. It has a 6.4-inch […]

Qualcomm Launches The New Snapdragon 768G Mobile Platform For 5G Gaming Phones

Qualcomm has debut a new high-end chip for gaming phones -Snapdragon 768G. The 768G is very similar to the 765G announced late last year, but with improved performance. The 768G has a higher clock speed for its primary core (2.8 GHz vs. 2.4 GHz), 15% more performance from its GPU, and support for Adreno Updateable […]

Google Cracks Down Will Force More Transparent For Android Apps Subscriptions

Google is tightening both its policies and practices regarding Android apps with subscriptions, including those with free trails or introductory offers. Under updated Play Store policies, Google will now require apps to make clearer disclosures up front about how a specific subscription works. Google will also pro-actively send timely emails to users to ensure they […]

Facebook Is Taking On Twitch With New Android App

Facebook has launched Facebook Gaming, a new app for Android that lets users watch and comment on video streams from top gamers. It also has its own “instant games” built in, which are multiplayer. It offers community features around various games, and you can stream your own gameplay using the app. An iOS version is expected soon.

Play Store Now Features Teacher Approved Apps for Kids

Google is updating its Play Store for Android with a new Kids tab, highlighting “‘Teacher approved’ apps that are both enriching and entertaining”. The Kids tab lets you filter by age group. Each “Teacher approved” app has been reviewed by academic experts and teachers and meets Google’s quality standards. A new section on the app’s […]

Verizon Now Selling A Connected Watch For Seniors

Verizon is offering a new wrist-worn connected device for seniors called the Care Smart Watch. The watch includes voice calling and texting features, and can read text messages aloud. The wearer can make calls and send simple text messages, including calling for help in an emergency. It also includes timed reminders, for things like medication, and […]

Apple Adding COVID-19 Test Sites To Its Maps App

Apple is collecting information on COVID-19 testing locations to add to its Maps app. Apple is collecting information such as testing hours, whether a referral or appointment is required, and location type, such as drive-through.

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