Tag: Mobile

Think iPhones are expensive? Samsung official says foldable Galaxy phone will cost twice as much

Samsung is expected to unveil its first ever foldable Galaxy phone soon… for real this time. Samsung will give the phone a proper announcement this time around, and it’ll reveal all the details that it withheld from the press during its developer conference in early November, including an actual release date and pricing. The Galaxy […]

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Android malware uses accelerometer readings to figure out if it was running on a real phone or in emulation

Malware authors have a problem: they want their software to run aggressively when no one is looking at it, but to shut down entirely if the device it’s running on is actually in some malware researcher’s lab. So malware authors have a whole host of tricks they use to determine whether they’re […]

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Leak reveals yet another way the Galaxy S10 will outshine Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Note 9

A report earlier this week delivered the kind of Galaxy S10 battery news we didn’t want to see, especially considering some of the interesting battery rumors we had heard before. The new phones supposedly will not have faster charging speeds than their predecessors, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. Those earlier models do […]

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Microsoft wants to make Cortana available through Google Assistant

Cortana might not be the most popular voice assistant around, but Satya Nadella doesn’t have a problem with that. Microsoft’s CEO told media this week that the company’s strategy isn’t to expand its assistant’s reach at the expense of rivals like Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, or Amazon’s Alexa, but rather […]

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Zipwhip raises $51.5 million to bridge text messaging and phone calls

Landlines are ever-so-slowly going the way of the dodo, but a few holdouts remain. Almost 43 percent of U.S. households still pay for telephone service over copper wire, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control National Health Information Survey’s most recent findings. The same goes for the nearly 200 million companies […]

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Photo battle between the iPhone and the Pixel has a surprising winner

For as amazing as camera quality on the iPhone is today, the original iPhone camera was nothing to write home about. Equipped with nothing more than a fixed-focus 2-megapixel camera, the original iPhone delivered subpar pictures even compared to other devices at the time. Apple, though, eventually started throwing a lot of money at camera […]

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Finally, Amazon Echo developers can build robotic bears that twerk to music

If you’ve ever dreamed of making a stuffed bear twerk, a hula girl doll sway its hips, or a disco ball light a room to the beat of an Amazon Echo speaker, you’re in for a treat. Amazon today announced that the MusicData Interface, which enables developers to build Bluetooth-connected devices that respond […]

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Square’s new debit card gives merchants instant access to funds, discounts with other sellers

Square is offering business owners their very own Square debit card, one that gives sellers immediate access to their funds after a sale. Businesses that sign up for Square Card will initially also receive a 2.75 percent discount on all purchases made with other sellers on the Square platform. Though […]

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Pro.com raises $33 million to match home renovators with general contractors

Home improvement is easier said than done, depending on the complexity of the job at hand. Finding a reliable contractor takes weeks, if you’re lucky. And if you’re not, botched jobs and construction delays can turn a straightforward remodel into a renovation from hell. That’s where Pro.com comes in — or […]

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Vermont official fact-checks mobile carriers’ coverage maps, proves they’re lying like crazy

America’s major cellular carriers publish maps showing that virtually the entire state is well-covered, with solid signals and 5MB/s internet speeds, but Vermonters know that this is totally untrue. Knowing it and proving it are two different things: so Department of Public Service telecommunications infrastructure specialist Corey Chase, packed six cell-phones loaded […]

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Playtika acquires casual card game developer Supertreat

Social casino game giant Playtika announced it has acquired Supertreat, the Austria-based creator of card games on mobile devices. The move is part of an ongoing plan to diversify across the $60 billion mobile games market. The deal comes just weeks after Playtika acquired German casual game publisher Wooga for more than $100 […]

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Leak reveals new launch details for Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone

Samsung all but confirmed its foldable smartphone (rumored to be called the Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flex) will make its debut at Unpacked 2019 in San Francisco on February 20th. But in case you still need any additional convincing, Nashville Chatter spotted a certification from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) for a […]

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