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Google gives up on Google Allo, hopes carriers will sort out RCS messaging

Google gives up on Google Allo, hopes carriers will sort out RCS messaging

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica   |   2 articles

Enlarge It's time for another chapter in the saga of Google's messaging mess. This latest news comes from The Verge , which reports that Google will be abandoning its most...
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Facebook engages in ‘privacy zuckering' to get user consent for facial recognition

Facebook engages in ‘privacy zuckering' to get user consent for facial recognition

3 days ago   |   VentureBeat   |   5 articles

ANALYSIS: Facebook is rolling out a handful of privacy-related updates to is platform ahead of a new European Union data privacy law that goes into effect next month. The EU's...
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WhatsApp assures users their data is safe

WhatsApp assures users their data is safe

3 days ago   |   Phone Arena   |   4 articles

As we have reported previously, WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. Apparently WhatsApp has posted a new FAQ section that reassures users that their data and communications are...
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Facebook is set to introduce payments service feature in India

Facebook is set to introduce payments service feature in India

4 days ago   |   Tech Radar

Facebook is reportedly testing a new payment service in India, and is currently hiring people to set up the service in the country. To recall, Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger...
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Russian Government Asked Google, Apple To Remove Telegram From Stores

Russian Government Asked Google, Apple To Remove Telegram From Stores

4 days ago   |   Ubergizmo   |   4 articles

The other day it was announced that messaging app Telegram would be banned in Russia. It was unclear when the ban would go into effect, but it seems that the Russian government...
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France Wants Its Own Chat App For Government Communications

France Wants Its Own Chat App For Government Communications

4 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

As secure as messaging apps claim to be these days, the fact that a private company owns it means that for certain groups such as businesses or governments, it can be a bit...
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Police Nab Drug Dealer Using Fingerprints Found In WhatsApp Photo

Police Nab Drug Dealer Using Fingerprints Found In WhatsApp Photo

4 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

Image credit - South Wales Police Thanks to technology getting more advanced, we're starting to see criminals turn to the use of said technology to further their criminal...
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Android Auto: Google's head unit for cars explained

Android Auto: Google's head unit for cars explained

5 days ago   |   Tech Radar

It should go without saying that using your smartphone while driving is unsafe and, in most places, illegal. For years the answer was to suction-cup a sat-nav system from the...
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Pioneering work allows drug dealer to be convicted from WhatsApp photo of ecstasy tablets in his palm

Pioneering work allows drug dealer to be convicted from WhatsApp photo of ecstasy tablets in his palm

5 days ago   |   9to5Mac

Police investigations are often aided by the fact that most criminals are dumb, but one drug dealer who helpfully posted a partial photo of his fingerprint in a WhatsApp...
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Latest WhatsApp For Android Allows You To Download Deleted Media

Latest WhatsApp For Android Allows You To Download Deleted Media

5 days ago   |   Geeky Gadgets   |   2 articles

WhatsApp recently released a new version of its popular messaging app for Android. The latest version of the app comes with a new feature. The ability to re-download files that...
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Google app 8.0 preps teaching Assistant about people, ‘scheduling' Custom...

Google app 8.0 preps teaching Assistant about people, ‘scheduling' Custom Routines, & more

From a versioning perspective, today's update to the Google app is major one as it jumps from 7.x to 8.x. A new “Your People” training feature for Assistant is already visible... Read more ...

Meet Daisy, the robot that disassembles old and unwanted iPhone units for...

Meet Daisy, the robot that disassembles old and unwanted iPhone units for usable parts

Hey gang, did you know that tomorrow is Earth Day? Well, at least someone at Apple did. The company has launched its Earth Day Apple GiveBack plan that not only will help the... Read more ...

Tamatem has built a thriving mobile business by bringing games to the Arab world

Tamatem has built a thriving mobile business by bringing games to the Arab world

FEATURE: Mobile publisher Tamatem has brought 40 games to the Arabic-language market and racked up millions of downloads. Its newest title is Airport City, a simulation game... Read more ...

How to adjust text size and enable bold text on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

How to adjust text size and enable bold text on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Some may argue that the default text size on iOS is too large, while others would say the font is simply too thin to be legible. Luckily, Apple has options for both kinds of... Read more ...

Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name

Verizon LG V30 owners receive update giving their phone AI CAM and ThinQ name

Verizon is performing a little magic on its variant of the LG V30. They are waving a magic wand and turning the LG V30 into the LG V30 ThinQ. The update, which carries software... Read more ...

Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash performance from Ziggy Marley

Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash performance from Ziggy Marley

Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Earthlapse, Bill Assistant, Multiplication Flash...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Earthlapse, Bill Assistant, Multiplication Flash Cards and More

Receive stunning views of the planet Earth, pay your bills on time, and learn multiplication with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at... Read more ...

World's last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku closing May 13th

World's last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku closing May 13th

If you want to see the world's only remaining Apple store dedicated to Apple Watch sales, you'll have to act fast. Signage recently posted at the Isetan department store in... Read more ...

Galaxy S7 Update On Verizon Says It Brings Oreo But Doesn't

Galaxy S7 Update On Verizon Says It Brings Oreo But Doesn't

Verizon recently started pushing out an update to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units on its network, with its official changelog claiming the software package brings Android... Read more ...

Best phone for gaming 2018: the top 10 mobile game performers

Best phone for gaming 2018: the top 10 mobile game performers

The best phone for gaming has more than one right answer in 2018, and that's good news because talented developers are bringing more 3D games from the consoles straight to your... Read more ...