Category archives for: Cell Phones

ZTE Blade X2 Max Listed On FCC Website

The FCC today revealed the ZTE Blade X2 Max in documents made public on the agency’s website. The phone, a follow-up to the Blade X Max, appears to be bound for Cricket Wireless based on branding seen on the user manual and AT&T LTE banding (14/30). Other features confirmed by the FCC include dual rear cameras, a rear-mounted […]

Waze Comes To Apple’s CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google-owned Waze instead of Apple Maps for navigating in their CarPlay-equipped car. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in iOS 12, which was released earlier this month. Google updated its Waze real-time traffic app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and CarPlay. […]

Google Search Add New Features To Help Your Resume Old Searches

Google today said it wants to help people resume incomplete or old searches. The company is taking a couple of steps to make this happen. To start, it will surface new activity cards to help people pick up where they left off. For example, when revisiting old queries users will see a card that highlights the […]

T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS To Metro By T-Mobile – Launches New Plans

MetroPCS is now a legacy brand. T-Mobile is rebranding its prepaid service to Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the new name, Metro by T-Mobile will come with new service plans. First, Metro’s existing $40 plan will double the amount of high-speed data allowed per month to 10 GB. Second, the new $50 plan allows for unlimited data […]

Verizon Debuts The GizmoWatch For Kids

Verizon Wireless today announced the GizmoWatch, a second-generation smart wearable that targets children ages 3 to 11. The device is primarily meant to serve as a location tracker for parents. Using the free Android and iOS apps, parents can view their child’s real-time location, set geo-fences, and receive alerts should the child stray outside of designated […]

AT&T Plans To Open 1,000 New Retail Locations

AT&T today said it plans to expand its retail footprint around the country with the addition of 1,000 new stores. The new outlets will take several different forms. The company says it will launch about 100 pop-up stores, which are smaller and more flexible, in densely populated urban areas, including inside apartment buildings. The company […]

Samsung Announces The Mid-Range Galaxy A7 With Triple Cameras

Samsung today announced the Galaxy A7, an addition to its mid-range roster that is the first to feature three cameras on the back. The triple-camera array includes a 24-megapixel main sensor at f/1.7, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor at f/2.4, and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera at f/2.2 for bokeh and other effects. The camera has the ability […]

You Can Send Replies While Watching Twitter Videos

Twitter today said it has improved the experience of watching and responding to videos. Before today, users were forced to tap out of a fullscreen video before they could send a reply. Now, a bar appears at the bottom of the screen that people can tap to send a response. This action calls up the […]

Google And T-Mobile Join Forces On 911 Call Location Accuracy

Google and T-Mobile are working together to ensure that T-Mobile customers’ location is more accurately pinpointed when calling 911 emergency services. About 80% of the annual 240 million 911 calls in the U.S. are made via cell phones. Where landlines can point to an exact address for emergency services, cell phones often provide only a […]

Google’s Family Link Now Targets Teen Use

Google said it has added tools to its Family Link service, giving parents more control over how their kids use mobile devices. Family Link is expanding to teens. The service initially targeted children under the age of 13, but now supports those over the age of 13. Family Link makes it possible for parents to […]

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