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Huawei’s new Android Wear watches are big, chunky, and fitness focused

The Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic leave behind the fashion-forward look of the original<p>Now that Google has officially launched Android Wear 2.0 and released its own smartwatches made by LG, it’s time for the rest of the Android Wear partners to launch new models. And the first one out of the gate is …

Wearable Tech

BetterTouchTool is the best app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

In the months since Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro with its distinctive Touch Bar display above the laptop’s keyboard, more and more developers have updated Mac apps with support for the component, from Chrome to Evernote, from documentation app Dash to Instagram client Flume.<p>Typically, Touch …

Apple

Huawei unveils its Leica-branded P10 and P10 Plus flagships

Huawei made a valiant effort with the P9, even if its Leica hype didn't quite deliver. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has unveiled its successor, the P10, with another dual-camera system endorsed by the 'red dot' company. It's a real looker, with a thin profile and some funky …

Huawei

The Google Assistant is coming to Marshmallow and Nougat Android phones starting this week

Google has announced that it’s bringing the Google Assistant to more Android phones starting this week. All phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat will be getting an OTA update via Google Play Services in the coming weeks. Here’s how Google describes the staged rollout:<p>The Google …

Google

BlackBerry tries again

Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar?<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ail. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That …

BlackBerry

The LG G6 is sleek, solid, and surprisingly sensible

Cutting corners in the best way possible<p>With the G6, announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG is changing its own definition of "flagship" phone. Don’t expect self-healing materials, modular add-ons, or a focus on high-end specs; in their place is a straightforward device that …

Cameras

Logi ZeroTouch can turn any Android phone into an Alexa phone

Some day, every smartphone in the world will be able to access Amazon’s awesome virtual personal assistant Alexa. For now, however, Alexa is only …

Mobile Technology

MOVR – Mobile Overview Report

2016 Q3 MOVR Highlights<p>12.2<p>How is Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus release doing? See our early growth trends.<br>• Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall working …

Graphics

Any headphones can be Bluetooth headphones with Jack

When Apple decided to strip its flagship phones of the headphone jack, certain people were angry. Those relying on the headphone jack for non-music things were grumpy, but so were those of us who had recently dropped hundreds of dollars on new, high-end headphones. Jack — a Kickstarter campaign in …

Headphones

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will reportedly go on sale April 21st

The same report says the LG G6 will hit stores March 10th<p>We’ve had quite a few leaks regarding Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, and now we’ve got our first sniff of a launch date. According to a report from <i>ET News</i> that cites a “high-ranking official for a mobile network provider,” …

Samsung

Lyft announces huge Midwest expansion, launching in 54 cities and four new states

Hello, Fond du Lac<p>Good news, residents of Sheboygan, Wisconsin! Lyft, the ride-hailing company not currently plagued by a sexual harassment scandal, is coming to your town — as well as 53 other cities. Most of the cities are concentrated in the Midwest, with a few on the East Coast and Southern …

Uber

Google improves two-step verification on phones

Last summer Google introduced phone prompts as a way of approving sign-in attempts protected by two-step verification. Instead of an email or text, users receive a simple pop-up alerting them to a new sign-in request. While useful, there wasn't much information on the card, save for the location …

Google

Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ will reportedly have a monstrous 6.2-inch display

The beauty of edge-to-edge displays<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is slated to arrive in late March, but details continue to leak in a steady stream in the lead up to the event. The latest dump of new info comes courtesy of <i>VentureBeat</i>’s Evan Blass, who posted the S8+ spec sheet on Twitter this afternoon. The …

Samsung Galaxy

Sony's 'world's fastest' SD card writes data at 299 MB/s

Sony's upcoming SF-G series of SD cards will be available this spring, the company announced today. When that time comes, Sony said they "will be the world's fastest SD cards." Boasting a maximum write speed of 299 MB/s, that claim is right on point.<p>The cards (available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB …

Cameras

Google's ride-sharing platform is expanding beyond the Bay Area

After successful tests of its casual carpool service in the Bay Area and Tel Aviv, Alphabet's combination navigation app and ride-sharing platform Waze is ready to expand beyond its first two test markets. According to a new report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the Waze Rider companion app will …

Uber

How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint

Whether you’ve just gotten your first iPhone or iPad or have had iOS devices for a long time and need a quick refresher, it’s useful to know how to print directly from your device. Read on for a couple of options to easily print directly from iPhone and iPad.<p>The easiest way to print from iPhone and …

Apple

Pod 3 is a modular GPS tracker for use with virtually anything

Why it matters to you<p>This modular GPS tracking device can be attached to anything, allowing you to keep tabs on its whereabouts using your smartphone.<p>…

Wearable Tech

Is ‘unlimited' phone data a ripoff?

The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern says it’s not really “unlimited.”<p>If your wireless carrier’s data plan confuses you, blame T-Mobile.<p>“T-Mobile basically said, ‘Screw two-year contracts. We want people to be able to pay for their phones separately from the data and cell service that they get,” …

Google Play

Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the U.S. at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from …

Snapchat

Hands-on with the Dart-C: a compact 65W charger that works with the 2016 MacBook Pro

Finsix, the company behind the Dart-C charger, claims that it’s got the world’s smallest laptop charger and after going hands-on with one of the units, it’s hard to argue against that claim.<p>The Dart-C is indeed one of the more petite laptops chargers that I’ve ever seen. The 13-inch MacBook Pro …

Gear & Gadgets

The Real Costs of Building a Mobile App for iOS and Android

Find out which type of app might be right for your business and learn about what goes into development.<p>In a world that has grown increasingly dependent on mobile technology, you should consider having a customized mobile application for your business. In 2014, 60 percent of online traffic came from …

Apps

Apple's first made-in-India device could be the iPhone SE

According to an industry insider who spoke to Reuters, Apple is gearing up to begin manufacturing the iPhone SE in the south Indian city of Bangalore.<p>The news follows our report from two weeks ago about Apple’s plans to start building phones in India by the end of April. Priyank Kharge, IT minister …

iPhone

TAG Heuer's next smartwatch may include a swappable timepiece

TAG Heuer has dropped a few hints about its plans for a successor to the Connected, but the biggest news may be what it isn't mentioning. <i>Android Central</i> sources claim that TAG is working on the Connected Modular, a "fully customizable" Android Wear 2.0 watch that would let you not only replace the …

Watches

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular …

iOS

TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in …

Tesla

One of the best email apps on iOS comes to Android

The fastest email app around<p>Email by EasilyDo — currently my favorite email application on iOS — is now on Android. Like its iOS cousin, EasilyDo’s Email app promises the same lightning speed, simple one-tap unsubscribing to junk mail, smart sorting for things like package tracking and flights, and …

Apps

TwIM is a beautifully simple messaging app powered by Twitter

If you find yourself doing more and more instant messaging through Twitter these days, you need TwIM for iPhone.<p>This free and simple app is powered by Twitter’s direct messages, and it makes it easy to have one-on-one conversations with your followers.<p>Every Twitter client built for iOS supports …

iOS

MacBook Pro Touch Bar support now available for Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft has released a new update today for Office 2016 for Mac that includes Touch Bar support. These features were originally announced during Apple’s October event last year. We reported last week that members of the Office Insider beta program got a chance to try out the new update first. …

Apple

Your new tool to beat hackers? A portable battery pack

Thinking about charging your device from a public outlet? Think again.<p>Drew Paik, founder of security firm Authentic8, told CNN that hackers access phones from public outlets and wi-fi via a technique called “juice jacking.” It works because your USB cable is designed to transmit data, even when you …

Gear & Gadgets