Category archives for: Cell Phones

AT&T And Cricket Wireless New $15 Plan Is Now Live

AT&T has launched a new $15 plan, and temporarily adding 10 GB of data to existing plans. The same offering is being made available under both of the company’s prepaid brands: AT&T Prepaid and Cricket. The new $15/month comes with 2 GB of data and unlimited talk and text. It will only be available for […]

Co-Watching Comes To Instagram

Instagram has just launched Co-Watching – a new feature that “allows you to view Instagram posts together with your friends over video chat. You can start a video chat by tapping the video chat icon in the Direct inbox or in an existing Direct thread, then view saved, liked and suggested photos/videos by tapping the […]

Twitter Testing Stories With Fleets

Twitter is testing a major new feature called “Fleets.” Similar to Snapchat, or Stories in Instagram and Facebook, Fleets are automatically deleted after 24 hours. Also, Fleets are only visible to followers; they can’t be shared directly with the public. For now, Twitter is only making the feature available in Brazil, as a public trial of […]

AT&T Launches Sub-6 GHz 5G In 22 New Areas

AT&T has launched sub-6 GHz 5G in 22 new markets, bringing the company’s total sub-6 5G coverage to 80 markets in the US. Sub-6 5G uses lower frequency bands than mmWave 5G, allowing sub-6 5G to offer broader coverage. This is the type of 5G that AT&T is currently offering to consumers. New markets launching […]

Android Update Brings New Features To Pixels Phones

Google has started rolling out a new software update for Pixel phones that adds new capabilities. A long-press of the lock/power button will now surface a simple Google Pay interface that lets you swipe to choose a card or pass before tapping. Another new feature will automatically detect airline boarding pass barcodes when taking a […]

Tone e20 Packs AI To Detect Nudity

A new phone available in Japan uses onboard AI to detect nudity, and prevent users from taking or saving photos with nudity AKA Sexting. The Tone e20 is a low price Android phone aimed at parents who want to protect their children from “being deceived or threatened to photograph their own nudity, etc.” The phone […]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Is The First Smartphone Certified For New Fast-Charging Standard

Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 series of flagship phones are the first phones to be certified by the USB Implementers Forum as compatible with the new Certified USB Fast Charger industry standard. Phones and chargers certified under the program must use USB-C connectors, support USB-PD (Power Delivery) 3.0, as well as the new Programmable Power Supply (PPS) feature […]

LG Debuts V60 ThinQ 5G With LG Dual Screen

LG has announced the V60 ThinQ 5G with LG Dual Screen. Its specs are flagship-level, but not quite as top-end as past V-series phones. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular will offer the V60 “in the coming weeks”.  The Verizon’s version will supports both mmWave and sub-6 5G, while other versions will only support sub-6 […]

Xperia Pro 5G Targets Video Creators

Sony’s new Xperia Pro makes a specific use case for 5G: broadcasting live video in the field. To that end, it has both mmWave 5G and an HDMI input for connecting to professional video cameras. Even though Sony Mobile has “de-emphasized” the US market in its general strategy, the Xperia Pro’s specs list 5G frequency […]

The New Sony Xperia 1 II Adds 5G, Wireless Charging

Sony has updated its Xperia 1 flagship phone with the new Xperia 1 II (mark two). Compared to last year’s Xperia 1, the new model for 2020 adds sub-6 5G, wireless charging, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It’s also the first Sony phone with Zeiss optics, which were previously exclusive to Nokia-brand phones. The Xperia […]

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