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WhatsApp Adds “Stories”-Like Feature
WhatsApp Status now offers photo-based status updates taken by your phone’s camera, as well as the ability to add text, emojis, decorations, and more! This isn’t your grandmother’s social media anymore, or at least that’s what one company is hoping to project with its newest worldwide rollout. Facebook-owned WhatsApp... Read more
Popular iPhone Apps May Lead To Data Breach
Security expert’s report highlights over 70 app vulnerabilities. Apple’s tight control over its products combined with its strict policies regarding the App Store might annoy some consumers, but in the end, they are solid reasons as to why Mac and iOS hardware have been less of a target for... Read more
Update Your iOS Device Now
Latest iPhone Software Update ‘Addresses Some Serious Problems’ Apple released its iOS 10.2.1 recently, and many users probably hit “remind me later” more than a few times. But a new report on the content of the update sheds a little light on it: you should probably update this one... Read more
New Software Lets Police Disable Smartphones
The new phone software initiative is aimed at fighting crime, but can also be used on police say so. In one of those “it’s happening over there but it could works its way here” cases, police in Pakistan are facing intense scrutiny and pressure to reduce the street crime rate,... Read more
Nokia Unveils New Android Phones… Exclusively For China
‘Nokia’ is set to release the first of its new Android based smartphones later this year, exclusively in China. “With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important... Read more
Nokia Sues Apple Over Patent Infringements
Finland’s Nokia says it is suing Apple for breaching 32 technology patents. Yes, that’s right, Nokia… Despite what many people think, Nokia still exists as a brand, and if reports are to believed, is set to launch a whole new range of Android based smartphones in 2017. Of course,... Read more
Global Software Database ‘Fingerprints’ Now Includes Mobile Apps
Your average piece of software can include hundreds or even thousands of files. I mean think of all the graphics files, templates, and fonts that are installed onto your PC install something as mundane as a word processing application. And when you think about how many different software apps... Read more
Google Pixel Suffering From Audio Software Issues
The launch of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone were a lengthy and much-anticipated process, but like a few other hardware innovations from the company, this one may be falling a little short of the hype. Namely, a number of users have indicated an audio problem with the phone’s... Read more
Uber App Update Tracks You When You’re Not Using It
Ride sharing company Uber is no stranger to controversy. From lawsuits dating back to 2014, the company has been routinely accused of violating its customers’ privacy by tracking their locations and accessing the ride logs for their trips. This practice has extended to everyone from celebrities and reporters to business... Read more
Government Calls For Software To Stop Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has been a plague on the automotive world ever since the invention of the cellphone, and a number of states have enacted legislation to protect the public. New advancements in driving-related technology have worked to curb the practice, but so far only by investigating and prosecuting offenders... Read more
Why Are You Still Using That Samsung Note?
They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve threatened, they’ve offered you a new phone… but you still haven’t turned in your ticking time bomb of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Why, exactly? Is it because you like being told you can’t fly on a commercial airline with it? Because you’re hoping... Read more
U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Samsung In Apple Smartphone Battle
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with a whopping 8-0 majority on Tuesday in favour of Samsung in its big-money long running smartphone feud with Apple. The court rejected an earlier ruling that Samsung must pay $399 million to Apple for copying some parts from earlier model iPhone designs. In... Read more
Nokia Rises Again: New Android Phones To Debut 2017
Nostalgia may be about to make something of a comeback if former executives of former global phone titan manufacturer, Nokia, get their way. Yes, that’s right, Nokia is coming back in to the market and are to launch a new Android smartphone in early 2017. HMD Global, the company... Read more
GNBLFY China: Phones Sending Users’ Texts Overseas
Security experts aren’t sure whether it’s a sneaky way to make a buck off potential advertising or an attempt by the government to monitor activity and steal information, but either one is possible at this point. Researchers have found pre-installed software in some US Android phones that tracks location,... Read more
US Regulators Look To Reduce Road Deaths With ‘Driving Mode’ For Smartphones
New Smartphones may soon come with a ‘Driving Mode,’ if US authorities can get manufacturers to agree to it… The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will shortly be issuing ‘voluntary guidelines’ for makers of smartphones, which will limit distracting apps and services accessible on smartphones when their... Read more
Software Updates May Be Eating Your Battery
The post-apocalyptic reality of smartphone battery life made headlines over the course of the last few months when Samsung announced it would begin intentionally killing the charging capabilities of Galaxy Note 7 batteries around the world. While it was largely a safety measure to protect people from having a... Read more
New Emoji Set, Set To Arrive In 2017
New 2017 emoji collection to include Dracula, a breast-feeding icon, and a giraffe… A whole new generation of socially liberal and progressive emojis will be added to a digital device near you from March 2017. Unlike how many media commentators and pollsters failed to foresee a Trump victory in... Read more
Your Old Samsung Galaxy Is On Its Way Out
Due to inexplicable and spontaneous bursting into flames, Samsung has had to take drastic and expensive steps with its Galaxy Note 7 to ensure that no one is injured, no buildings are burned down, no airplanes fall from the sky…you get the picture. A few airlines have already banned... Read more