Category archives for: Cell Accessories

FCC Eases Rules On Consumer Signal Boosters

The FCC  on Thursday said new rule changes (pdf) should make it easier for people to use consumer-grade wireless signal boosters. Signal boosters general work by gathering and amplifying the existing signals from wireless network operators in environments such as homes, cars, and office buildings. “The rules adopted today eliminate the current personal use restriction on provider-specific […]

Apple Adds New Bands for Apple Watch

Apple today revealed its Spring collection of bands for the Apple Watch, which include a variety of new colors and styles. Apple updated the Woven Nylon band with stripes and colors. The Sport band now comes in Denim Blue, Lemonade, and Red Raspberry; the Sport Loop comes in Flash Light, Hot Pink, Marine Green and Tahoe […]

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 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 […]

Amazon Issues Recall for Several Models of Overheating Power Banks

Amazon has voluntarily recalled six models of its AmazonBasics-branded external power banks after they were found to have a flaw that could potentially cause them to overheat. There have been 53 reports of this happening, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. This heat could be so extreme that it could potentially ignite and […]

FitBit Debut The Versa and Ace Fitness Wearables

FitBit today announce a range of new wearables, including a new smartwatch and a new fitness tracker specifically for children. The Versa is a smartwatch aimed at the masses thanks to its $200 price point and solid list of features. It includes a color touch screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, altimeter, light sensor, vibration motor, WiFi, […]

Apple Watch Series 3 Can Now Track Ski and Snowboard Sessions

Apple today said updated apps for the Apple Watch Series 3 make it possible for winter sports enthusiasts to gather data while carving through new fresh powder. When Apple introduced watchOS 4.2, it gave developers new APIs to access GPS data and the altimeter. Apps from snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, and Ski Tracks put those […]

Nokia Weighing What Do With Its Digital Health Biz

Nokia announces it is weighing strategic options for its Digital Health business. Nokia acquired wearable-maker Withings in 2016 and used that as the basis of its Digital Health business, with is part of the Nokia Technologies group. The Digital Health unit is responsible for smartwatches, scales, and other digital health devices for both consumers and […]

Android Wear Will Now Support Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots

  Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces. The indicator will appear as a small dot at the bottom of the watch face. The dot indicator will […]

Integral Announces 512 GB MicroSD Card

Integral has announced what is the world’s first 512 GB microSD card for smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other devices. Until this week, the highest-capacity card, 400 GB, was sold by SanDisk. Integral’s new offering, called the 512 GB microSDXC V10 UHS-I U1 card, includes Class 10 high-speed video transfers for capturing HD video and writing it directly to […]

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