• ‘Pokémon Go’ banned in China over public safety concerns

    The world’s most populous country will not be getting Pokémon Go. Apparently, China thinks the game is just too dangerous to allow due to public safety concerns, according to Reuters. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television cites “a high level of responsibility to national security and the safety of people’s lives […]

  • It’s time to accept reality Android users. The headphone jack’s going away.

    If you haven’t gotten over Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, then make it your New Year’s resolution to do so because Android phones are almost certainly going to follow suit and gut the port. Word on the street is HTC’s next flagship phone, expected to be unveiled on Thursday, will be […]


    Users of Microsoft’s Outlook app for iPhone and iPad can now get work done quicker using third-party integrations. As of Thursday, Outlook for iOS supports add-ins, which let software companies build extensions to their own products that interact with emails in Outlook on a user’s smartphone and tablet. At launch, the app supports add-ins from […]

  • Snapchat ads could soon make it easier for you to spend or signup

    Snapchat’s ad business is growing up, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Facebook’s. Snap is testing two features this month in Snap Ads — the video ads that are inserted between Stories or on Discover — that make it easier for advertisers to meet their targets when it comes to direct sales, app […]

  • Airlines can now stop warning passengers about Samsung Galaxy Note7 before flights

    Getting tired of hearing those pre-flight warnings about the Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban? Good news: they may be over soon. The U.S. Department of Transportation has informed airlines that they no longer need to notify passengers about the Galaxy Note7 before boarding, although the devices will remain banned on board. It remains to be seen […]

  • Samsung might have just confirmed Bixby, the next ridiculously-named AI assistant

    We’ve gotten used to calling on Siri, Cortana and Google to answer questions, give directions and tell really bad jokes — and it looks like yet another oddly-named digital assistant is about to join the roster. According to a screenshot of the Korean version of Samsung Pay’s beta page captured by SamMobile Monday, Samsung’s upcoming […]

  • Facebook just fixed a major battery-draining bug

    Facebook says it’s fixed a glitch in its Messenger app on Android that was causing major battery issues. Users had complained about the app draining their phone’s battery in a matter of hours, even if they weren’t actively using it. David Marcus, vice president of messaging products on Facebook, acknowledged the problem on Twitter Monday […]

  • Report on Russian hacking suggests Telegram may not be as secure as you think

    In the midst of all the fallout that came in the wake of Buzzfeed’s publication of an unverified dossier that claims President-Elect Donald Trump has definite ties to Russia was an uncomfortable revelation for security-minded people everywhere: one of the most trusted encrypted messaging apps might not be as safe as its users think. Telegram, […]

  • HTC’s new flagship has two displays, but no headphone jack

    As expected, HTC has joined the league of players that believe headphone jacks are relics of the past and don’t deserve their 3.5mm space on modern smartphones. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer today unveiled two new smartphones in its new “U” lineup: “its first phablet in a while” HTC U Ultra and “aggressively priced” HTC U […]

  • You’ll be able to pre-order the Nintendo Switch on Friday, sort of

    Nintendo’s highly anticipated Switch hybrid portable handheld/game console will launch in March. When exactly? We won’t know the details until Thursday night when Nintendo holds its Switch tell-all online stream. But one thing we do know is when Nintendo fans will be able to put down their money for a pre-order. According to a tweet […]

  • This is not a drill: Snapchat is about to get a major redesign

    Big changes are headed for Snapchat — again. The company is set to roll out a major redesign of its app in the coming days, Snapchat confirmed Thursday. The new look, which is being previewed to the company’s beta testers on Android now, adds a search bar, new navigation and a global live story that […]

  • Critics be damned, Apple’s AirPods are dominating wireless headphone sales

    Maybe people don’t care that much about losing Apple’s new AirPods. In the days right before the holidays and in the weeks after, Apple AirPods sales have exploded, according to a new report from e-retail measurement company Slice Intelligence. On the day AirPods finally went on sale, Dec. 13, 2016, wireless earphone sales were “ten […]