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MoviePass co-founder’s new startup PreShow gives you free movie tickets for watching ads

As founding CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes has already changed the way we think about paying for movie tickets. Now he’s pursuing a new approach — providing a free ticket to people who watch 15 to 20 minutes of ads. Spikes told me that when it comes to watching movies outside the theater, there are three basic business models — pay-per-view, subscription and ad-supported. MoviePass brought a subscription approach into theaters, but Spikes (who stepped down as MoviePass CEO in 2016) said he ke...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Media, Tech, Spikes, Movie Tickets, Stacy Spikes, MoviePass Stacy Spikes


iPad Mini 2019 review-in-progress

Apple’s new iPad Mini has beastly performance, fluid iOS 12 software, and good battery life. It also looks like it came straight out of 2015, because the design hasn’t been changed. Here are our impressions of Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet. The post iPad Mini 2019 review-in-progress appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Ipad Mini, Ipad Mini 5


Browse safely and securely with Opera’s unlimited VPN on Android

Opera has added a new VPN to its Android browser, offering an easy way to keep your privacy and data locked up solid, and with no limits on usage or cost, you can keep it on all the time. The post Browse safely and securely with Opera’s unlimited VPN on Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Security, Mobile, News, Trends, Vpn, Opera


New Funding for Workplace Software Firms Skedulo and Scope AR

Two young San Francisco companies on Wednesday announced fundraisings to bolster their online services aimed at improving workforce efficiency.—Skedulo, which helps managers schedule assignments for field service personnel, says it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. Joining in the round were previous investors Blackbird, a venture capital firm based near Sydney, Australia, and Palo Alto, CA-based Costanoa Ventures. M12 principal Priya S...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Software


Samsung Galaxy S10 review

The Galaxy S10 is the middle child in this year’s Galaxy S10 range, between the Galaxy S10e, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. There’s no striking reason to buy it, but it’s still an excellent phone you’ll be happy with. The post Samsung Galaxy S10 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Phones, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10


The 2018 iPad is often the best iPad for most people — and now it’s only $250

Apple may have recently taken the wraps off of a new iPad Air and iPad Mini, but it's still the standard iPad that is best for most people. Now, the standard iPad has gotten a pretty significant discount -- it's down from $330 to $250. The post The 2018 iPad is often the best iPad for most people — and now it’s only $250 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends


Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats

Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help make group chats a whole lot more organized. The feature allows you to reply to specific messages within a group chat, so others will be able to tell what you're replying to. The post Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Messenger


Apple iPad Air vs. iPad (2018): Which Apple tablet is right for you?

The new iPad Air replaces the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but it doesn't pack quite the same punch. It is a fair bit cheaper, starting at $500, but it's a lot more expensive than Apple's 9.7-inch iPad which starts at $330. If you're shopping for an iPad today, you may well be looking at these two options […] The post Apple iPad Air vs. iPad (2018): Which Apple tablet is right for you? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, iPad Air, Buying Guides, Apple iPad Air, iPad 2018


The latest Google Doodle lets you create Bach-like music of your own

Google is celebrating the life of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and to that end the company has released a new Google Doodle that allows you to create Bach-like melodies and harmonies of your own. The post The latest Google Doodle lets you create Bach-like music of your own appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Google Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is good-looking, really well made, packed with features, and is a powerful, modern, desirable smartphone. But you probably shouldn’t buy it. Why? Nothing wrong with the device itself, but Xiaomi itself is mostly to blame by coming out with not one but two very tempting alternatives. The post Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Xiaomi, Mi MIX 3, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3


Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat may be coming soon

At its September event in 2017, Apple unveiled the AirPower, a new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yet been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far. The post Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat may be coming soon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Qi, Wireless Charging, Airpower, Wireless Charging Pad


The Red Hydrogen One: Absolutely everything you need to know

The Red Hydrogen One was first announced in 2017 and has been delayed a few times since then. Now, the Red Hydrogen One is finally available, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The post The Red Hydrogen One: Absolutely everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Photography, News, Trends, Smartphone, Red, RED Hydrogen One


Get your hands (and ears) on Apple’s new AirPods — here’s where to find them

Apple's new AirPods with wireless charging are the latest version of the much-loved wireless earbuds. Unfortunately, they aren't widely available yet. Here's where you can find them right now, and where they will show up soon. The post Get your hands (and ears) on Apple’s new AirPods — here’s where to find them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, new AirPods


Google hit with another fine by the EU, this time for $1.7 billion

Google has been fined for the third time by the EU, this time for breaching antitrust laws by requiring third-party websites using its search function to prioritize its ads over competitors. The post Google hit with another fine by the EU, this time for $1.7 billion appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Eu, Computing, Antitrust, Fine


Google hit with another fine by the E.U., this time for $1.7 billion

Google has been fined for the third time by the E.U., this time for breaching antitrust laws by requiring third-party websites using its search function to prioritize its ads over competitors. The post Google hit with another fine by the E.U., this time for $1.7 billion appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Eu, Computing, Antitrust, Fine


Google Fi: Phones, plans, pricing, perks, and more explained

Google's wireless service, formerly Project Fi, now goes by the name of Google Fi, and it's now compatible with a majority of Android phones, as well as iPhones. Here's everything you need to know about Google Fi. The post Google Fi: Phones, plans, pricing, perks, and more explained appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Data Plans, Mvno, Fi, Google Fi


Spring’s here, and Apple’s beautiful new Watch bands will help you celebrate

Apple knows that seasons matter in the fashion world, and has refreshed its most popular Apple Watch bands to celebrate the arrival of spring. See them all, including our new favorite teal colors, here. The post Spring’s here, and Apple’s beautiful new Watch bands will help you celebrate appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Spring, Apple Watch, Bands, Straps


Spring is here, and Apple’s beautiful new Watch bands will help you celebrate

Apple knows that seasons matter in the fashion world, and has refreshed its most popular Apple Watch bands to celebrate the arrival of spring. See them all, including our new favorite teal versions, here. The post Spring is here, and Apple’s beautiful new Watch bands will help you celebrate appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Spring, Apple Watch, Bands, Straps


Apple’s new AirPods bring only minor updates to the much-loved originals

Apple has announced its new AirPods, the much-anticipated follow-up to Apple's wildly popular AirPods. With optional wireless charging and hands-free Siri, it's a minor update, but a welcome one. The post Apple’s new AirPods bring only minor updates to the much-loved originals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Music, News, Trends, Siri, Home Theater, AirPods, Fully Wireless Earbuds


Movius raises $45M for its business communications service

Atlanta-based Movius, a company that allows companies to assign a separate business number for voice calls and texting to any phone, today announced that it has raised a $45 million Series D round led by JPMorgan Chase, with participation from existing investors PointGuard Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Anschutz Investment company. With this, the company has now raised a total of $100 million. In addition to the new funding, Movius also today announced that it has brought on former Adob...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Atlanta, Banking, Earth, Financial Services, Telefonica, New Enterprise Associates, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, JPMorgan Chase, Sanjay Jain, series D, Movius


The Huawei P30 Pro smartphone: News, rumors, and features

The Huawei P30 Pro will be announced on March 26. It has already started to leak ahead of this date, and expectations are high that the company will improve even further on the P20 Pro's camera. The post The Huawei P30 Pro smartphone: News, rumors, and features appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Huawei, Huawei P30, P30 Pro


How to root Android phones and tablets (and unroot them)

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices. The post How to root Android phones and tablets (and unroot them) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Rooting


European Commission slaps Google with €1.49 billion for violating EU anti-trust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion, or 1.29% of Google’s turnover in 2018, for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission said that Google abused its market dominance by placing restrictions on third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing ads... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Eu, European Commission, Anti-trust


Opera’s VPN returns to its Android browser

Opera had a couple of tumultuous years behind it, but it looks like the Norwegian browser maker (now in the hands of a Chinese consortium) is finding its stride again and refocusing its efforts on its flagship mobile and desktop browsers. Before the sale, Opera offered a useful stand-alone and built-in VPN service. Somehow, the built-in VPN stopped working after the acquisition. My understanding is that this had something to do with the company being split into multiple parts, with the VPN se...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Tech, Barcelona, Vpn, Norway, Opera, Online Privacy, Online Security, MWC, Wallman, America Asia, Virtual Private Networks


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Google is widely expected to be handed a third antitrust fine in Europe this week, with reports suggesting the European Commission’s decision in its long-running could land later today. Right on cue the search giant has PRed another Android product tweak — which it bills as “supporting choice and competition in Europe”. In the coming months Google says it will start prompting users of existing and new Android devices in Europe to ask which browser and search apps they would like to us...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Smartphone, Image Search, Policy, Chrome Os


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


Xiaomi launches Mi Pay as a UPI app on Indian Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its UPI payment app, for Xiaomi smartphone users in India. MIUI users can install Mi Pay from the Mi Store. Users can login with their Mi account or use another account. With Mi Pay, users can also pay utility bills (water, electricity, gas, phone recharges) across 120... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Policy, Regulation, Xiaomi, UPI, RBI, Digital Payments, Data Localisation


Google testing UPI to onboard offline retailers on Google Pay: report

Google Pay is testing UPI based transactions with unspecified point-of-sale (POS) providers to onboard retail merchants, reports the Economic Times. Currently, Google is running small scale pilots with retail stores, to rollout over the next few months, and gain momentum in this market, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Commerce, Retail, UPI, Digital Payments, Offline Stores, Digitisation, Google Pay, Economic Times Currently Google


Kapersky Labs Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in Russia Over App Store Policies

Russian cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, claiming that latter firm used its monopoly over the App Store to force the company to remove app control and Safari browser blocking from the iOS version of its Kapersky Safe Kids app, ZDnet reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Science, Technology, Russia, Monopoly, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Antitrust, App Store, Parental Controls, Screen Time, Kapersky Labs



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