Category Archives: Mobile

Google is resurrecting blob emoji again

Fans of Google's now-dead blob emoji have a reason to be happy today. The company announced that it's resurrecting its cute, flatly designed characters, albeit as a sticker pack for Gboard and Android Messages, as spotted by The Verge. What's the occ…

Wirecutter’s best Amazon Prime Day deals: the AM edition

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Samsung’s new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer

Samsung has been busy improving its microSD range, introducing SSDs with faster write speeds, and opening the world's biggest mobile factory, but the electronics maker doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon — it's just completed tests on a…

Microsoft Edge iOS beta offers handy visual search tool

Today, beta testers of the Microsoft Edge browser on iOS can now try out Visual Search, which parses images taken by your device's camera and delivers links to related information. The Bing-based feature came to early users on Android last month, and…

‘David Bowie Is’ coming to your home through AR and VR

Did you miss your chance to see the David Bowie is museum exhibition and pay tribute to the late, great musician? You won't have to wallow in regret for very long. The David Bowie Archive, Sony Music, Planeta and the Victoria and Albert Museum have…

Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest

Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg. Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to "accelerate discovering and saving articles on Pinte…

Comcast will limit Xfinity Mobile video streaming resolution

Xfinity Mobile customers will soon see a change to their video streams. In the coming weeks, videos streamed using cellular data will be limited to 480p resolution, a move that other carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have implemented fo…

Permanent LTE exploits steer users to rogue websites

LTE was theoretically supposed to fix the security holes baked into earlier wireless standards, but it isn't completely immune. An international team of researchers has discovered a attack methods (nicknamed aLTEr) that takes advantage of inherent f…

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Review: Fantastic Overall Value

As Xiaomi is doubling down on its presence in Europe, we’re reviewing the MIX 2S – a larger phone that’s directly competing with the likes of the Galaxy S9+. Xiaomi is known to offer excellent hardware at very competitive prices, and as we’ll see, while the MIX 2S isn’t perfect in every aspect, it’s a tremendously well rounded device at a very attractive price point.

Google adds anti-tampering DRM to Android apps in the Play Store

Google has made a small change to Play Store apps that could prove a significant help to the security of your Android phone. The company is now adding a "small amount" of security metadata to Android APKs to be sure that they were distributed throug…