Tag: Mobile

Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(……


Cat’s S61 is an ideal phone for blue-collar workers

Two years ago, I was shown a Cat-branded smartphone with a thermal camera for people who work in construction and other outdoors-y, get-your-hands-dirty professions. I wasn’t the target market, of course, and struggled to judge whether the fea……


Land Rover Explore is a rugged phone with swappable backs

At last, we have a Land Rover phone that doesn’t look like it was built from parts found on a factory floor. The new ‘Explore’ is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made handsets for Caterpillar, Kodak and JCB in the past. It was ……


Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, the company has announced a set of changes and new dev……


‘Alto’s Odyssey’ arrives on the App Store a day early

The buzz around Alto’s Adventure sequel Alto’s Odyssey has been brewing for over a year and now it’s finally arrived — a day early. Originally slated for release on February 22, keen-eyed fans have spotted it in the iTunes store today, meanin……


‘Angry Birds Champions’ lets players fling pheasants for real money

Angry Birds Champions is now available on iOS devices and through the developer’s website, allowing players to fling their feathered friends against precarious piles of pigs in a bid to win real money for the first time. The game is accessible……


Facebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group calls

If you’ve ever tried initiating a group voice or video call on Messenger, then you know that it’s not intuitive at all. You’d have to hang up on your friend, start a new group convo and then call from within that window to be able to talk to s……


Qualcomm’s sample headset teases what’s next for mobile VR

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system works on the Snapdragon 845, the company’s lat……


Google’s Gboard can now search emoji, stickers and GIFs at once

Gboard is making it easier to look for the perfect emoji, sticker and GIF in one go — at least for beta testers on Android. As 9to5google reports, the keyboard’s latest beta update adds a “Search all media” option that surfaces all the result……


Apple may secure its own battery materials to avoid shortages

Cobalt is an essential component in lithium ion batteries, making it a crucial material in the production of smart devices and electric vehicles. But, as battery-hungry cars go mainstream, there’s a risk that the world’s supply will be eaten u……