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This Is the Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You to See

Snapchat keeps its partners, investors, and even employees in the dark about how core features are performing. Now, some of those figures are finally …

Social Media

Nintendo reportedly delays 64GB game cartridges and it might affect the Switch's popularity

2017 was a big year for Nintendo's Switch, but a pretty big delay might slow things way down.<p>According to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report Wednesday, …

Mozilla faces blowback after slipping Mr Robot plugin into Firefox

Yesterday, Firefox users noticed a strange new plug-in popping up in their browsers. A new plug-in called Looking Glass found its way into each instance of the new Firefox Quantum browser. It was disabled by default, but users were still alarmed to see a plugin they hadn’t installed. When they …

Net neutrality is officially dead

Companies now control the internet, and there's no way to stop them.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to eliminate its power to …

Here’s the list of Android Wear watches being updated to 8.0 Oreo

Following the launch of Android 8.1, Google also released Android Oreo for Android Wear after a brief beta program for the wearable platform. A mostly technical upgrade, there are a handful of convenient new features. On Friday, Google announced a list of smartwatches getting upgraded to Oreo, as …

Wear OS

HTC U11 Plus announced: tiny bezels and huge battery improve on an already great phone

Ships with Oreo and more of the good stuff that made the U11 so appealing<p>The HTC U11 has been one of the best flagship Android phones of 2017, and now it has been upgraded and enhanced as a new U11 Plus model, freshly announced by HTC today. What are the big differences? The display is the most …

Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead – ends with a whimper, not a bang

The writing has been on the wall for Windows Phone for a very long time. It had long struggled to achieve more than one or two percentage points of market share; Microsoft wrote-off its Nokia hardware business in 2015; the company exited the consumer market in May; and even Bill Gates recently …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Excel is about to get a lot smarter

Microsoft Excel users rejoice. Your favorite spreadsheet is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to the help of machine learning and a better connection to the outside world.<p>As Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s general manager for Office, and Rob Howard, the company’s director of Office 365 ecosystem …

Samsung Announces Plans for Galaxy Note Smartphone With Bendable Display in 2018

Ahead of the iPhone X unveiling, and the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 on Friday, Samsung today made a few announcements at a press event in Seoul, South Korea. The company said that it aims for the next iteration of the Galaxy Note to be bendable in some capacity, with the goal of launching sometime …

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it's also one of the most popular.<p>The company announced on …

Steve Jobs was right: Adobe will kill Flash by 2020

Adobe is ready to call it quits on its once-omnipresent plugin that has helped powered internet browsers for over a decade.<p>Flash is finally ready to die.<p>It’s been over seven years since Steve Jobs penned his open letter on why Flash sucks for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. It took the …

Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as <i>9to5 Google</i> spotted, Mountain View has added those to the web version as well. The dedicated …

Samsung lures iPhone users with revamped Smart Switch

Samsung is hoping to attract iPhone owners to its new Galaxy S8 lineup with a revamped Smart Switch website.<p>The company highlights just how easy it can be to swap iOS for Android and take all of your data with you in just a few steps.<p>Samsung will have already caught the attention of some iPhone …

Mobile

Apple launches new Swift app development curriculum for free on iBooks, offered at six community colleges this fall

Apple has today announced that is launching a new app development curriculum designed to teach students how to start using Swift to create fully functional iPhone apps. The course is available for free on iBooks (plus teacher’s guide) for anyone to download, and builds on the Everyone Can Code …

Tim Cook

Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp cost $19 billion when it was announced. Now the price tag has been bumped up a little more after European regulators slapped the company with a €110M (~$122M) fine for providing “incorrect or misleading” information at the time of the deal.<p>The …

Privacy

Samsung opens U.S. preorders for unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones starting at $725

Unlocked versions of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are now open for preorders in the U.S.<p>The devices were first unveiled at an event back in March, and they were subsequently introduced to all four major mobile networks in the U.S. The Korean tech titan later noted …

Mobile

Google, the world's top advertising company, is building an ad blocker for Chrome

Google, the internet's biggest advertising company, may be building an ad blocker.<p>The search giant plans to roll out a feature in the next mobile …

Twitter Lite launches to attract people in emerging markets

Twitter on Thursday introduced a speedier, more data-friendly version of its social media website to attract more people in developing markets.<p>Twitter Lite uses less data, loads faster on slower wireless connections and takes up less than a megabyte of memory on a device. The mobile web app loads …

15 tips for Gboard, Google's supersmart Android keyboard

If you already use Gboard on Android (or iOS), you probably already know the basics. There are some great features you may not be taking advantage of, but totally should.<p>1. Type and translate<p>If you have a friend who speaks another language -- or you just really want to impress someone you met on …

How to protect your WhatsApp account with two-step verification

Messaging service WhatsApp is giving you the option to add an extra layer of security to your account with two-step verification.<p>WhatsApp already encrypts conversations and does all it can to ensure your data stays private. The new two-step verification feature will make it harder for other people …

​Maybe you'll get a folding iPhone or Google Pixel in 2018

A couple years from now, maybe you'll get a phone that doesn't look pretty much exactly like the last three you got, because phones from Apple, Google and Microsoft could get folding displays in 2018, according to a new report.<p>Display maker LG Electronics will supply the folding displays once they …

Here's how to check if your Google account is one of the 1 million infected with malware

Anyone running an older version of the Android operating system, be warned: Malware is infecting 13,000 Android devices every day, putting at risk …

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

• <b>Train and test</b> your squad by battling friendly Pokémon in a gym controlled by your team. • <b><br>Defend</b> a gym controlled by your team by contributing one of your Pokémon to it. • <b><br>Attack</b> and attempt to take over gyms controlled by opposing teams.

Travel Guides

50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …