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The most exciting thing at Google IO 2018 was also the most practical

‘Head South on Montgomery Street.’ Sure thing, Google Maps. I just have no idea which way ‘south’ is.  Anyone who’s ever used Google Maps walking navigation has run into this situation. I have, lots of times. In fact, it happened to me just this morning as I was hurrying to an appointment in San Francisco, one of the most confusing ... Read More »

Google IO 2018: all the news from today’s developer keynote

Update: The Google IO 2018 keynote is over, but we’re now re-racking our explainer page to boil down what you need to know about today’s announcements.  The top Google IO 2018 highlights are in now that the developer conference keynote has ended, and we’re breaking down all of the news on this page. Everything from age-old Gmail to the newer ... Read More »

Samsung Pay now available on the web to consumers in the UAE

Samsung Pay can now be used on certain websites to complete your online purchases in the UAE. Merchants using CCAvenue as their payment gateway can easily alow you chose Samsung Pay as an option. The process on than the desktop isn’t necessarily very intuitive, where, after you’ve signed in with your Samsung account, you’ll still need to verify the purchase ... Read More »

Deutsche Telekom holds live 5G NR trial in Berlin

Deutsche Telekom has activated a 5G New Radio (NR) cluster in downtown Berlin, claiming the testbed will allow it to see how next generation networks perform in real life conditions. 5G NR is the mobile component of what will eventually constitute commercial 5G networks, which are expected to be commercially launched in Europe in 2020, offering faster speeds, lower latency ... Read More »

Instagram is testing a feature to let you mute users in your feed

Got friends who like to share just a few too many Instagram pictures of their vacations? Want to tidy up your social media feeds without hurting anyone’s feelings? You could soon be able to mute specific users in your timeline without unfollowing them, based on limited tests Instagram seems to be running right now. Instagram user @wongmjane spotted the new ... Read More »

Instagram is testing a feature to let you mute users in your feed

Got friends who like to share just a few too many Instagram pictures of their vacations? Want to tidy up your social media feeds without hurting anyone’s feelings? You could soon be able to mute specific users in your timeline without unfollowing them, based on limited tests Instagram seems to be running right now. Instagram user @wongmjane spotted the new ... Read More »

Today only: Get 30% off Incipio cases for iPhones, Samsung phones and more

In case you didn’t know, today is National Telephone Day. To honor the day, Incipio is discounting all of its cases by 30%.  This includes cases for nearly every model of phone you can imagine: iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, Google Pixel phones — you name it! Even better, Incipio offers free shipping on every order. To get this discount, apply ... Read More »

eSIM standardisation halted by US operator probe

Industry body the GSMA has halted development on a global standard for an embedded SIM card amid an ongoing investigation in the US. eSIM technology would eliminate the need for a physical SIM card, making it significantly easier to switch networks and select new services. This means mobile users could adopt a more flexible approach, choosing short-term data plans and ... Read More »

You can now pre-book the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus in India

Finnish tech company, HMD Global unveiled new range of Android smartphones at MWC 2018. The smartphones made their way to India earlier this month, but only the Nokia 6 (2018) went up for sale initially. The company, starting today, has made pre-booking live for the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco.  The smartphones are slated to go on ... Read More »

Google might add iPhone X-style navigation to Android P

Android P is coming down the line and we’re expecting to hear much more about Google’s next mobile operating system update at the Google I/O developer conference in May. In the meantime, we may have some hints about updates to the navigation system, leaked by… Google itself. In a screenshot posted to the Android Developers blog (and since adjusted to ... Read More »

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