Category Archives: Mobile

Google’s new apps are about reining in screen time

Back at I/O 2018, Google introduced Digital Wellbeing, a feature in Android that the company designed to help users manage their smartphone usage. Today Google has introduced five new apps — called Unlock Clock, Post Box, We Flip, Desert Island and…

Huawei will finally release its $2,400 Mate X phone on November 15th

After multiple delays, Huawei's foldable Mate X is nearly ready for launch — but only in its homeland. Huawei is launching the phone in China on November 15th for ¥16,999, or roughly $2,400. Suddenly, the Galaxy Fold seems like a bargain. You…

The Morning After: Mazda’s first EV opens wide with Freestyle doors

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Fake meat on pizza? It's 2019 and that's happening. Also, the Toyota Motor Show has begun, and Best Buy is gearing up to do battle with Amazon for your business over the holidays. Finally, BYU researchers have t…

‘NBA Now’ game offers a quick basketball fix on your phone

If you're a big enough basketball game fan that you can't wait to get home before shooting hoops, there might be a solution in sight. Gamevil has released NBA Now, a game for Android and iOS that's designed to be played with one hand. Rather than t…

AT&T offers the LG G8X with a ‘free’ Dual Screen case

If you want a US-ready folding phone but feel the Galaxy Fold is well beyond your price range, you now have an alternative — if you don't mind two main displays instead of one, that is. AT&T has announced that it's carrying the LG G8X ThinQ sta…

Samsung patent application showcases AR headset design

When websites like Engadget report on patents, typically all you see accompanying the applications are line diagrams that give a faint idea of what a tech company is working on. Not so with a recently discovered application from Samsung, which includ…

Researchers create an artificial skin that makes your phone ticklish

We're so reliant on our smartphones that it's probably fair to say they've become an extension of ourselves, so the fact that scientists have now developed an artificial "skin" for our devices — that has the ability to make them ticklish — is not a…

‘Pokémon Go’ will introduce online battles in early 2020

Starting next year, you'll be able to put your Pokémon battle skills to the test against other players around the world. Niantic has announced a new Pokémon Go feature called Go Battle League, which builds upon Trainer Battles and enabl…

Adobe may reveal Illustrator for iPad in November

Adobe's plan to bring full-featured apps to the iPad might not be limited to Photoshop. Bloomberg contacts claim Adobe will preview an iPad version of Illustrator, its vector graphics editor, at its MAX conference starting November 2nd. It wouldn't…

TikTok is the latest platform to pull ISIS propaganda videos

TikTok may have a terrorism problem. According to The Wall Street Journal, Islamic State militants have been posting short propaganda videos to the platform. That's especially concerning because TikTok is so popular with impressionable teenagers.