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Your Messages With Local Businesses Will Now Appear In Google Maps

Your Messages With Local Businesses Will Now Appear In Google Maps

Google allowed users in select countries to message businesses from the Business Profiles on Google. This allowed them to ask a business questions without having to make a phone call. It’s taking this one step further by displaying messages with the business you connect with through Business Profiles within the Google Maps app. You will now see the messages that...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition Could Get Android Pie

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition Could Get Android Pie

In 2016 Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7, but unfortunately due to battery issues, there were widespread reports of the phone exploding and catching on fire, leading to Samsung recalling all models. The company then decided to fix the issue and re-release the handset as the “Fan Edition”. For those who decided to purchase the Fan Edition, there is some...

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iOS Screen Time Flaw Lets Kids Use Safari Without Limitations

iOS Screen Time Flaw Lets Kids Use Safari Without Limitations

One of the features that Apple introduced in iOS 12 is Screen Time. This basically lets users see how much time they’ve spent on an app (or apps), and it also allows users to set restrictions for themselves or if they’re a parent, for their kids. Unfortunately this is a feature that Apple should probably have worked on a bit...

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Study Finds We Check Our Phones At Least 52 Times A Day

Study Finds We Check Our Phones At Least 52 Times A Day

How often do you find yourself checking your phone everyday? Back in the day of the feature phone, chances are we only check our phones when we get a message or phone call, but with our smartphones being connected to the world, we check our phones when we get new comments, new tweets, news, videos, messages, emails, and more. In...

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Facebook Messenger’s New UI Design Is Rolling Out To Users

Facebook Messenger’s New UI Design Is Rolling Out To Users

Last month Facebook announced that they would be rolling out a new UI update to its Messenger platform. The idea behind the new UI design is that it would make it cleaner and less cluttered compared to the current version, which is very much welcome when you consider how long the app has been around. For those looking forward to...

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Android Update Forces ‘Night Mode’ When Battery Saver Is Enabled

Android Update Forces ‘Night Mode’ When Battery Saver Is Enabled

Google loves the color white. The majority of Google’s apps and services on both the web and mobile use a lot of white in its design, which we can’t say we blame them for using because it does help to create a very clean and minimalist look which helps in the app’s overall user-friendliness. However as Google themselves have admitted,...

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Largest UK Carrier To Launch 5G In 16 Cities Next Year

Largest UK Carrier To Launch 5G In 16 Cities Next Year

Add the United Kingdom to the list of countries with commercial 5G networks scheduled for launch in 2019. It’s already known that carriers in the United States and South Korea will be launching their commercial 5G networks next year. EE, the UK’s largest mobile carrier, has now confirmed that its 5G network will be launched in 16 cities. The first...

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A Few Pixel 3 Owners Complain About Vanishing Text Messages

A Few Pixel 3 Owners Complain About Vanishing Text Messages

It’s not uncommon for new devices to have issues that need to be ironed out with quick fixes but the Pixel 3 appears to have more than its fair share of such issues. A few reports of issues with the Pixel 3 include overheating while charging, aggressively killing background apps or issues with the Pixel stand. Some owners are now...

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Someone Paid For An iPhone XS In Russia With A Bathtub Full Of Coins

Someone Paid For An iPhone XS In Russia With A Bathtub Full Of Coins

Apple’s new iPhone XS appears to be doing quite well. iPhones are more than just smartphones in some circles. They are often regarded as symbols of wealth and status. The iPhone is a highly desired smartphone globally for that reason as well. An iPhone XS customer in Russia decided to make his purchase of the device memorable by paying for...

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Huawei Envisions Flagship Phones With Four Cameras And 10x Optical Zoom

Huawei Envisions Flagship Phones With Four Cameras And 10x Optical Zoom

Huawei has been making some very feature-packed smartphones recently and it’s looking to continue this streak in the coming year as well. The company envisions flagship smartphones with quad cameras at the back and 10x optical zoom. It won’t be the first with a quad camera smartphone, though, as Samsung laid claim to that title with the Galaxy A9 last...

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WhatsApp To Delete Chat Histories Not Backed Up To Google Drive

WhatsApp To Delete Chat Histories Not Backed Up To Google Drive

Several years ago, WhatsApp gave Android users the option of choosing to either backup their chat histories to their devices locally or to Google Drive. However it seems that backing up to Google Drive is now mandatory as WhatsApp has confirmed that chat histories that have yet to be backed up to Google Drive will be deleted. We’re not sure...

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Google Could Make Android Q’s Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

Google Could Make Android Q’s Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

The next major build for Android will be Android Q and it is largely expected that the update should be released in 2019. Also given that Google tends to release previews ahead of the release, we expect that this should remain the same as well. However it now seems that Android Q’s preview could potentially be released much earlier. This...

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Cloudflare Launches Its 1.1.1.1 DNS Service On iOS & Android

Cloudflare Launches Its 1.1.1.1 DNS Service On iOS & Android

In some countries, certain websites are blocked for various reasons. However an easy way to bypass these restrictions would be to change your DNS, and Google’s DNS is one of the free options out there. Now earlier this year Cloudflare launched their own resolver that anyone can use for free, and now it looks like that DNS resolver has since...

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Apple Patents Display With A Hole For The Front-Facing Camera

Apple Patents Display With A Hole For The Front-Facing Camera

One of the criticisms people seem to have with modern smartphone design is that they come with a notch. The notch is something of a necessity because that’s where components like sensors and cameras will be housed, and this is required if manufacturers want to achieve an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels. However it seems that Apple is exploring the...

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WhatsApp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

WhatsApp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

The other day WhatsApp finally rolled out the ability for users to include the use of stickers in their messages.  Now according to a report from WABetaInfo, it looks like a new sticker feature could be coming to Android, and that comes in the form of the ability to search for stickers based on keywords. Right now the sticker feature...

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Apple’s iPhone Was The Top-Selling Phone During Alibaba’s Singles Day

Apple’s iPhone Was The Top-Selling Phone During Alibaba’s Singles Day

Over the years, Apple has been losing ground to Chinese companies who have been successful at making phones at great prices, but also come with competitive specs and features. A good example would be Huawei who managed to beat Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone company. Even some analysts who are typically upbeat about Apple’s performance have recently...

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Android Q ‘Multi-Resume’ Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen

Android Q ‘Multi-Resume’ Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen

Google officially brought multi-window functionality to Android with Nougat. It was the first uniform implementation of this feature that had existed on Android in different forms and manifestations prior to Nougat. There is one major limitation, though. Apps can be opened in split-screen but Android doesn’t run the two apps simultaneously. This will change with a new feature called “Multi-Resume”...

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OnePlus Confirms Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T Launch For The U.S.

OnePlus Confirms Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T Launch For The U.S.

OnePlus recently launched a new color option for its latest smartphone in China. The company initially said that the Thunder Purple color for this device will only be available in its home country. Perhaps after seeing the response from its fans in this region the company has decided to launch the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T in the United States as...

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