Taskbar 4.0 Update Restores Freeform Windows On Android Pie

Taskbar, a utility that turns your Android into a desktop PC, has been updated to version 4.0, and now devices running the newest version of Android can take advantage of its freeform windows feature. The feature did not work with Pie at first because the new OS had completely done away with the calls previously […]

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WhatsApp Backups To No Longer Count Against Drive Storage

As of August 21, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will no longer count against a user’s overall allotted storage space, according to WhatsApp. Backup and restoration features have been in place for several years now but prior to this those had been counted against a Drive user’s overall storage. That’s meant to help users in the […]

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Google’s Transparency Report Now Includes Political Ad Spend

Google has now added information regarding politically-motivated advertising on its Search platform to its frequently updated Transparency Report. As a result, viewers of the report can now see an outline of overall state-by-state ad spending, in addition to which advertisers are spending the most. The report also provides a set of metrics and keywords that […]

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$224 Million Lawsuit Filed Against AT&T Over SIM Swap Fraud

A $224 million lawsuit has now been brought against AT&T by Michael Terpin alleging “SIM swap” fraud, the result of what happens when someone contacts a carrier with the intention of swapping the data associated with someone else’s SIM card to one they control. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence and has even been presented as […]

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RootMetrics Ranks Top U.S. Cities For Mobile During 1H 2018

Knoxville, St. Louis, and Minneapolis have been listed as the top three cities for the best overall mobile experience according to the 1H 2018 U.S. metropolitan rankings recently released by research firm RootMetrics. Although not the biggest cities in the country, of the 125 listed in the report, those three stood above the majority of […]

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Deal: Honor 7X Unlocked Android Smartphone For $179 – August 2018

Amazon has discounted the Honor 7X for back-to-school season, bringing down the price to just $179. That brings it back down to the low we saw during Prime Day last month. That’s good for $20 off of the regular price here, and really makes this smartphone a worthwhile pickup. The Honor 7X was announced late […]

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Samsung & Harman Kardon Announce Premium Sound Bars With Dolby Atmos

Samsung announced today that it has collaborated with Harman Kardon – which is part of HARMAN, and Samsung bought HARMAN last year – to create two new premium sound bars. These are the HW-N950 and HW-N850 sound bars which include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, giving users an immersive sound experience. Both of these sound bars […]

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Report: Magic Leap Will Fail Due To Cost, Focus, & Design

Magic Leap may be doomed to failure in spite of improvements because of its cost and design decisions, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. In fact, the market analysis firm predicts that AR devices are primarily driven by enterprise use cases rather than the general public and that will remain the case for […]

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Uber Investors Eye Self-Driving Exit Amid Mounting Losses: Report

Some Uber investors are eyeing a self-driving exit and have already suggested that course of action to the company amid revelations about the startup’s mounting losses which are largely attributable to the troubled unit, The Information reports, citing sources close to the firm. Over the last 18 months, the autonomous driving division of Uber’s Advanced […]

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Google One Now Available To Everyone In The US

In a recent blog post, Google announced that new customers in the United States can now choose to upgrade their plans to Google One. The company initially unveiled its revamped cloud storage offering back in May 2018, and a few weeks after it was revealed, customers with paid Google Drive subscriptions were upgraded to Google […]

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