Archive for the ‘iOS’ Category

Android phones could follow Apple’s lead with new 3D facial recognition

Brett Williams, Mashable, 8/18/17 Android phones sometimes follow Apple’s lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of smartphones could be no different. Future Android devices are expected to mimic one of the upcoming iPhone 8‘s most anticipated new features: 3D facial scanning. Qualcomm’s next generation of Snapdragon chips, which will be announced […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

Windows 10 preview connects your Android phone to your PC

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 8/2817 Pick up your web browsing where you left off. Microsoft is acting on its promise to make PCs and phones live in harmony. It just posted a Windows 10 Insider Preview (on the Fast ring) that introduces the first batch of features integrating Windows with your mobile devices. If you have an Android phone, […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

Mozilla’s new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android

David Lumb, Engadget, 7/21/17 The mobile apps get a few upgrades apiece. Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus for Android now lets users download files, supports full-screen video and enables opening the browser right from notifications. […]

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Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

Google brings its fancy Motion Stills GIF-making app to Android

Jessica Conditt, Engadget, 7/20/17 It’s been an iOS exclusive for the past year. Motion Stills has existed in a strange space for the past year. It’s a Google-made app but it’s been available only on iOS, piggybacking off Apple’s Live Photos function to create dramatic, stabilized GIFs and short videos. Android owners, Google’s main user base, […]

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Posted on July 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

Rooting Android vs Jailbreaking iPhone: Which One is Better?

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 5/30/17 For advanced iPhone users, the best way to customise their handset is to jailbreak it which opens the door to a world of tweaks and hacks. While latest iOS releases are now not getting jailbreak’d as frequently as before, it still remains a popular choice among power users who cannot use […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Richard Lawler, Engadget, 5/20/17 Part of the Google Play Protect rollout is a new name for an old feature. Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name — Find My Device — and a few new features. It’s now a […]

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Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:14 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system

Tom Warren, The Verge, 4/3/17 Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017 at 8:22 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: iOS, Mobile Technology

Alcatel wants to be Android, but different – and another crack at the Windows market

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/3/17 MWC Alcatel, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, has announced the A5 LED at Mobile World Congress, which it claims is “the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone.” Before you quip “and there’s a reason for that”, have some sympathy for the plight of Android vendors struggling to differentiate their […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Google Voice gets a new look for its first major update in years

Chris Welch, The Verge, 1/26/17 Google just announced the new and improved Google Voice that the company teased a few weeks ago. Today you’ll find updated versions of Voice available for Android, iOS, and on the web. The service has been given a much-needed visual refresh, bringing it in line with Google’s other apps. According […]

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Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

Daniel Howley, Yahoo!News, 12/8/16 T-Mobile has introduced a new service it hopes will reinvent how you use your phone number. Called Digits, the initiative lets you use your regular old number across multiple devices; we’re talking Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, smart watches, the works. Conversely, you’ll also be able to add multiple phone numbers […]

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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