Google killed its adorable blob emojis, and it's a huge mistake

2018-07-04 18:22

Google's cute blob faces have been replaced with normal-looking emojis.

Everything I loved and hated about using HTC's new R10,500 flagship smartphone, the U12+

2018-06-17 12:22

HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC U12+, has several futuristic and high-end features like squeezable edges, dual cameras, and a large display. But the phone also has a lot of shortcomings — and it costs about R10,500.

Android is the first major platform to support the newly launched ginger emoji — here's how to get them right now

2018-06-07 13:57

Android beta users with the most up-to-date phones will be the first people on the internet to be able to use the Unicode 11.0 emoji, which include redheads, bagels, llamas, cupcakes, and toilet paper.

Ginger emoji will launch next week, along with superheroes, and toilet paper

2018-06-02 17:34

Red-headed people will be depicted in emoji form for the first time on Tuesday, when 157 new emoji will be added to the official Unicode registry. Cupcakes, kangaroos, and toilet paper will also be included in the update.

Six months later, Google's Pixel 2 is still one of the best phones in the world

2018-05-28 11:27

Google's Pixel 2 smartphone is a delight to use: It takes excellent photos, operates quickly, and looks great. Aside from a single issue — the lack of a headphone jack — it's the perfect smartphone.

Android P looks exciting, but only 6% of phones are running the latest version of Android

2018-05-11 05:37

Android is the world's largest mobile operating system, but because of its multi-manufacturer approach, only a fraction of Android users have the latest operating system necessary to make the upgrade to Android P.

Google's mysterious 'Fuchsia' operating system could run Android apps – and it's a huge step to prevent a flop

2018-04-28 10:30

Google's new operating system Fuchsia could run on all types of devices, from laptops to phones, but support for existing Android apps will be critical.

The new SMS system on Android phones won't be secure

2018-04-22 14:00

A new app called "Chat" will soon replace the default "Messages" app on Android, but from a security standpoint, it's hardly an upgrade.

There's a less stressful way to get smartphone notifications — and turning them off is not the answer

2018-04-15 10:02

Batching notifications into sets three times a day made people in a study happier, less stressed, feeling more productive, and more in control.

The massively popular free-to-play video game 'Fortnite' is out for iPhone and iPad now – Android coming soon

2018-04-03 10:09

Mobile "Fortnite" players can play against console and computer players.

 

Samsung smartphone users are reporting that their photos are randomly being sent to contacts without their knowledge

2018-07-03 17:52

Specifically, the photos were sent over Samsung's stock text messaging app.

One crazy statistic shows how incredibly big 'Fortnite' has become in less than a year

2018-06-14 09:55

More than 125 million people may have played "Fortnite" since its launch in July 2017. .

The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018 — here's what's going on

2018-05-30 09:25

Bluehole, the South Korean company behind "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," is suing Epic Games, the American company behind "Fortnite." The claim: copyright infringement.

HTC's newest phone is see-through, squeezable, and has some of the most futuristic features of any high-end smartphone

2018-05-23 17:51

HTC has unveiled its flagship smartphone for 2018, the HTC U12+. The new phone, which is now available for preorder, features a dual camera, edge-to-edge display, water resistance, fast charging, and no headphone jack.

15 mind-blowing announcements Google made at its biggest conference of the year

2018-05-10 11:01

While there were a ton of announcements at Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference that kicked off on Tuesday, there were several highlights that will blow your mind.

I accidentally ran over the Samsung Galaxy S9 with my car – and it's still as good as new

2018-04-24 11:12

I was using a case, thankfully...but no screen protector.

Move over, SMS. Samsung and Huawei users are getting a better message system

2018-04-21 17:20

Google is spearheading an initiative to replace traditional SMS messages with a new standard called RCS.

Finally some news about LG's next big smartphone release, the G7 ThinQ

2018-04-10 15:31

LG is announcing its latest smartphone a little later than usual.

The Galaxy S9 has 11 great features buried in the settings you should check out

2018-03-31 17:49

There are a lot of cool little features that Samsung didn't mention when it announced the Galaxy S9.

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