Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store. The company made the news a couple times late this week for App Store approvals. Once for denying a gaming app, and the other for approving one. The denial was Microsoft’s xCloud gaming app, something the Xbox folks weren’t too psyched about. Microsoft xC...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Smartphones, Software, Itunes, Tim Cook

No iPad Screen Can Compare to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

The Galaxy Tab S7 may not have immediately stood out among Samsung’s avalanche of new products announced during last week’s Galaxy Unpacked event, but after getting the chance to actually spend some time with a Galaxy Tab S7+ and use it some more, it’s quickly becoming a contender for Samsung’s most improved new…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Tablets, First Look, 2 In 1s, Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 First Look

More Surface Duo Leaks Hint at Imminent Launch and Upcoming Carrier Support

Officially, Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen Android phone—the Surface Duo—remains slated for a holiday release. However, following a new round of leaks and rumors, there’s a growing pile of evidence indicating that the Surface Duo’s launch could happen a lot sooner. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Leaks, Rumors, Surface Duo, Dual Screen Phones, The Surface Duo Is Coming Soon

Google Just Rolled Out a Slew of New Android Features

Ahead of the upcoming official release of Android 11, Google is pushing out a few updates to all Android phones (running Android 6 and above) and it includes some helpful updates to Android Auto, a new Bedtime mode to help you sleep better, enhanced emergency services, and improved accessibility for people with…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Accessibility, Earthquakes, Emergency services, Android Auto, Els, Android 11, 5 New Android Updates For Summer 2020, Bedtime Mode

Android Auto gets Google Calendar integration

Google today announced a number of updates to Android Auto (which runs on the user’s phone) and Android Automotive (which car manufacturers can natively build into their cars) that will affect both users and developers on these platforms. In addition, Google today announced that it expects Android Auto to be available in more than 100 million cars in the coming months. The most obvious user-facing update is the integration of Google Calendar into Android Auto thanks to the new calendar app...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, TC, Tech, General-motors, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, Google Now, Driver, Volvo, Renault, Android Auto

The best TikTok alternative apps for Android and iOS

With a U.S. ban imminent, we've rounded up the best TikTok alternatives to keep you dancing to the rhythm.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Tiktok

Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers

Google is launching a handful of new Android features today that don’t really have a lot in common but that are all interesting in their own right. There are updates to Android Auto and Android’s emergency location service, new accessibility features thanks to an updated Lookout app, and the promise of better sleep thanks to the bedtime tools in the Android Clock app now rolling out to all Android devices running version 6.0 or later (this was a Pixel-only feature before). But the highligh...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, California, Earthquake, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Chrome Os, Computing, Operating Systems, Pixel, Shakealert, United States Geological Survey USGS, Office of Emergency Services Cal OES Google

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: New or old?

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra a better smartphone than last year's Galaxy Note 10 Plus? We find out.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buyers Guide, Samsung Galaxy Note, Buying Guides, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Microsoft today announced that Minecraft: Education Edition is now available on Chromebooks. Now, if you were hoping that this means that the standard Minecraft game is now available on Chromebooks, too, I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you. The Education Edition not only requires a Microsoft 365 for Education (A3 or A5) license, it’s also meant to more of an educational tool than a game, with lessons that focus on math, science, language arts, history and visual arts. The company says that...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Education, Microsoft, Video Games, Tech, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Minecraft, Microsoft Windows, Google Education, Minecraft Earth, Minecraft Dungeons

Google is turning Android phones into an earthquake tracking system

It's the largest earthquake detection network in the world
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Android Update, Earthquake Detection, Earthquake Alerts

Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global

Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation. Since late 2016 the startup has exclusively licensed Nokia’s brand for mobile devices, going on to ship some 240M devices to date. Its latest cash injection is notable both for its size (HMD claims it as the third largest funding round in Europe this year); and the profile of the strategic investors ploughing in ca...
Tags: Google, Android, Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Europe, Microsoft, US Government, Indonesia, China, India, Nokia, Africa, US, Tech, Eu, European Union

Sony Xperia 1 II review: Stand out from the crowd

Sony uses its expertise in cameras, screens, and design on the desirable and unusual, but rather niche Xperia 1 II.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Review, Trends, Sony, Sony Xperia, Xperia 1 Ii, Xperia 1ii

The best Google Pixel 4a cases and covers

The Google Pixel 4a is a powerful midrange phone. Protect it with the best choices for any style and budget.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Buyers Guide, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a vs. Nokia 7.2: Can experience win out?

These Android phones may skimp on the high-power specs of premium mobiles, but they offer more than you think.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Nokia, Trends, Buyers Guide, Buying Guides, Nokia 7.2, Google Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a

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