Category: Mobile

Mobile Phones

Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies...

/ January 16, 2018

Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year

Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at...

/ January 15, 2018

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews

Confusingly jamming Stories in between private messages has sparked backlash amongst the first users of Snapchat’s sweeping redesign. In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, and Canada where the redesign is widely available, 83 percent of App Store reviews...

/ January 12, 2018

Dell’s new app brings mobile notifications to the desktop

I’ll be honest, Dell wasn’t at the top of our list of must-visit companies at this year’s CES, but the PC stalwart is actually showcasing a couple of interesting new products at the show. On the software front, mobile connect...

/ January 11, 2018

YouTube’s in-app messaging and Community tab to make their way to YouTube TV, YouTube Music

YouTube is aiming to bring its set of social features, including the in-app messaging system and “Community” tab for creators, to its wider suite of apps. Specifically, the company is interested in porting those features to its YouTube TV app aimed...

/ January 11, 2018

Petal gets $13 million to build a credit card for those without a credit history

You might be enjoying the benefits of a credit card with robust rewards today, but odds are when you were first getting started, it was hard to get even close to a card like that. That’s because, for those just getting...

/ January 10, 2018

UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack

The UK’s data watchdog has handed mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse a £400,000 fine — just shy of the £500k maximum the regulator can currently issue — for security failings attached to a 2015 hack that compromised the personal data of some three...

/ January 10, 2018

What is Snapchat, now Story sharing has stopped growing?

In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat’s usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, an even worse performance than Snapchat’s total user...

/ January 10, 2018

Huawei’s Richard Yu is really pissed at US carriers

It was the 800-pound gorilla for the duration of today’s Huawei CES keynote — a sort of will he, or won’t he? Richard Yu managed to keep his cool for the majority of the event, announcing the unlocked availability of...

/ January 10, 2018

Huawei’s also selling a $1,225 Porsche-branded Mate 10

Richard Yu really tried to stick it to Apple at today’s CES keynote. The Huawei Consumer CEO favorably compared the company’s new flagship Mate 10 Pro to the iPhone X, discussing all the ways in which their device surpasses Apple’s....

/ January 10, 2018