Category archives for: Cell Phones

New Chat App Squad Supports Group Screen-Sharing

Squad  is a new chat app which lets users share what’s on their screen, including other apps, along with traditional video chat. Squad is designed to let users turn any app, including social media apps, into a shared social experience. It’s currently available for iOS; an Android version is in internal beta. The Android version, […]

Apple Pay And Google Pay Coming To Target, Taco Bell, Jack In The Box And Others

NFC payment systems, Apple Pay and Google Pay,  are closer to being accepted everywhere, with the announcement that Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee and Speedway are now rolling out support for NFC payments. Target was one of the last big holdouts in supporting the technology, which lets you simply tap your NFC-equipped phone […]

Google Pay Expands Its Reach Adding Support For Seventeen New Banks

Over the past few months alone, Google Pay, the Android-compatible digital wallet platform has expanded to nearly 70 new banks in three different waves stateside. Believe it or not, it’s already time for a fourth, as an extra 17 US financial institutions have been added to the official support list so far this month. While […]

Support For Windows 10 Mobile Will End Later This Year

Microsoft support documents have revealed that support for Windows 10 Mobile will end on December 10, 2019. After that date, the platform will no longer receive any security updates or non-security hotfixes. While no updates will be offered after December 10, Microsoft does say that automatic or manual creation of new device backups for settings […]

Spotify Adds Car View In Android Version To Make Driving Safer

Spotify, the music streaming app, now serves more than 200 million people and many of them are enjoying their favorite songs while driving. And while Spotify can’t suddenly grow tactile buttons on your phone, it added the next best thing for your on-the-road experience — nice, big icons for the important playback functions. The updated […]

2019 iPhone XR Will Support Faster LTE Speeds With Updated Antenna Layout

Due to the iPhone XR’s current antenna design, the budget flagship doesn’t perform quite as well as the premium iPhone XS line when it comes to LTE connectivity. With the 2019 model, however, this could all change. According to rumors, the iPhone XR’s successor will include the same 4×4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antenna layout that […]

Google Maps Begins Showing Speed Traps For Some Users

Google Maps has added another handy new feature. Support for displaying speed traps has begun rolling out in Google Maps. Screenshots shared by one Android user show icons of speed cameras when exploring the map and when driving. And since you shouldn’t be looking at your phone when you’re behind the wheel, Google Maps will […]

T-Mobile Launches Caller ID Verification – Service Is Limited To One Phone At The Start

T-Mobile has now launched Caller Verified technology, which uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards to confirm that caller ID information hasn’t been spoofed. The anti-robocall service is currently available only on the Galaxy Note9, but is coming to other T-Mobile smartphones “later this year”. The technology requires other telecom companies around the world to also implement […]

Samsung Next Launch Event For The Galaxy Line Now Has Date

Samsung’s next big launch event for a Galaxy-brand product will be February 20th in San Francisco. The company is teasing the event with a “10” and the Galaxy brand. Last year’s flagships were the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9, so the next version is logically the 10, and it will be the ten-year anniversary of […]

Alcatel 1x For 2019 Now Offers Mid-Range Specs And Full Android 8.1

TCL has announced the Alcatel 1x (2019), an update to last year’s 1x with significant upgrades and new features, including dual rear cameras. Like the original 1x, it has a 2:1 display shape and fingerprint reader (some versions, depending on region). The display has been upgraded to HD resolution and enlarged from 5.3 to 5.5 […]

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