your area has coverage, that is. Look Around is just getting started, and covers very few places. Street View, on the other hand, is available for pretty much anywhere, including underwater, up mountains and on hiking trails.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #Maps
Why is Look Around better? Well, it’s faster, for one. And it just looks nicer. The images are super-high-resolution and full-screen. Using it on a 13-inch iPad Pro feels like taking a virtual street tour of a neighborhood.
Apple’s new iOS 13 update adds a new privacy measure that requires apps to get your consent in order to use your device’s Bluetooth. After installing the latest version of iOS, trust me when I say you’ll be surprised by the number of apps asking for Bluetooth permission the next time you open them. Some might seem very strange (like Dunkin’ Donuts in my case), but others probably won’t make you think twice about giving the thumbs-up.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #Bluetooth
Apple has barely released iOS 13, but you might be getting another significant revision mere days later. The company has told Engadget it's moving the releases of iPadOS and iOS 13.1 to September 24th, or nearly a week before the originally scheduled September 30th debut.#technology #mobile #smartphone #tablet #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
If you were thinking of buying a Huawei Mate 30 series smartphone as your next device, you may struggle to get one. A new report suggests the whole family of phones won't be launching in the UK, as well as a number of other European countries.Huawei make some of the best Android phones on the market. If you can't get your hands on one of these, you know who's to blame.
Samsung is going to keep making high-end phones, but according to Evan Blass (a reputable leaker) it might merge the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges, possibly eliminating both names in the process.#technology #mobile #smartphone #Samsung #Galaxy
ith the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Apple will introduce the updated and renamed Find My app. Part of the update includes the ability to locate devices even when they are offline. And it's already done its job with one Reddit user locating a lost Wi-Fi-only iPad at an airport.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #FindMy
The way this is made possible is pretty mind-blowing. Users mark their devices as lost and then other peoples' iPhones, iPads, and Macs effectively start looking for them via an encrypted Bluetooth signal. If a lost devices is spotted, its location is then sent back to Apple which in turn forwards it to the Apple ID that the device is registered with.
At its event last week, Apple previewed a new version of Filmic Pro running on the iPhone 11 Pro. It was a compelling demo, with the app able to record from multiple cameras simultaneously, like recording the front and back camera together, or filming using the new ultra-wide and standard wide cameras for additional coverage.#technology #mobile #photography #Apple #iPhone #FiLMiCPro
However, the good news is that simultaneous multi-cam sessions are not only available on the iPhone 11. The feature is also supported by the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro…
While rival smartphones may tease Apple over launching a non 5G iPhone as its flagship this year, the reality is that there is so little coverage as yet that it’s almost irrelevant.#technology #mobile #5G #Apple
Waiting a year also enables Apple to benefit from two upcoming developments in 5G chips…
Google Now On Tap first introduced us to the wonders of searching our screens, as Google’s feature highlighted noteworthy snippets of text and other details on our phones.#technology #mobile #Google #Android #Lens
Since then, we’ve seen Google Lens emerge as a powerhouse of a visual lookup tool, allowing us to copy/paste text from the real world and much more. Now, 9to5Google reports that the search giant is working to integrate Google Lens abilities into the Google app’s screenshot function.
The folks at Pine64 have been selling inexpensive Linux laptops for a few years, and they’re getting ready to launch their first Linux smartphone.#technology #mobile #watch #Linux #PineTime
But the team also has other products in the works, including new single-board computers, a tablet, and a previously unannounced smartwatch/smartphone companion called the PineTime.
phone's software. AdaptiveMobile Security researchers say they've discovered a new vulnerability, nicknamed Simjacker, that's being used to surveil people's devices by an unnamed surveillance company. The technique sends SMS messages containing instructions for an old [email protected] Browser app supported on some carriers' SIM cards.#technology #mobile #smartphone #security #privacy
Microsoft’s Your Phone app is getting smarter by the day. The app allows you to connect your Android smartphone to your Windows 10 PC to access notifications, SMS, photos, and more. Samsung users can do even more with it as a result of the company’s partnership with Microsoft.#technology #mobile #Windows #YourPhone #Android
We all hate being placed on hold when calling a business – especially the part where you're forced to listen to excruciating hold music that seems to drone on endlessly.Very clever. And if it's coming to the Pixel 4 soon, it could come to your Android device... well, maybe never, given how Google and Android phone manufacturers work.
But what if your phone's virtual assistant could go on hold for you, freeing you up to do other things? According to a new report from 9to5Google, the upcoming Pixel 4 could be getting that very feature.
The Huawei Mate 30 series is set to arrive without Google support, as the U.S. trade ban against Huawei continues. The lack of Google support means you’re still getting Android, but without the likes of the Play Store and Gmail.#technology #mobile #Google #Huawei #Android
Thankfully, Huawei consumer business group CEO Richard Yu told reporters at IFA 2019 that it might have a workaround on-hand.
Yu said that the firm has been investigating the ability to let Mate 30 owners install Google apps on the AOSP (i.e. non-Google) version of Android.
Apple has taken issue with Google's findings about exploit-laden websites injecting malicious code into iPhones. Last week, Google published a blog post describing how a handful of hacked websites had taken advantage of an iOS vulnerability. Today, Apple shared a rebuttal.#technology #mobile #iPhone #Apple #Google #security
Google Maps is receiving two new updates that will hopefully offer a slightly better user experience. Android Police noticed a new “Your transit” section which allows quick access to your favorite public transportation lines and a better notification settings list which makes managing notifications simpler.#technology #mobile #Google #Maps
The new Your Transit feature will show up in Maps’ side menu, and it lets you favorite nearby public transport lines for easy access. Previously, users would need to manually search for the lines they are looking for. This update makes your most commonly used buses’ and subways’ timelines accessible in only a few taps.
Bogus text messages aren't just being used to send you to malicious websites or crash your phone -- in some cases, they can hijack your emails. Check Point Research has discovered a vulnerability in phones from Huawei, LG, Samsung and Sony that lets attackers use custom SMS to intercept all email traffic on target devices.#technology #mobile #Android #security #privacy
Android 10 has landed, complete with a new name, a new mascot, and several fun features. One of the most important aspects of the new operating system is enhanced security and improved user control over permissions. You can now fine-tune the data apps access, restrict location services based on usage, contain background app activity and best of all, do all of this from a single privacy hub in settings.#technology #mobile #Android #privacy
Android 10 is here with loads of new features and some important changes under the hood. It’s all covered in our Android 10 announcement post, our features overview, and the update tracking hub. But what if you don’t have time to read through it all? Then Joe’s 11m:24s video overview of Android 10 is just what you need. Watch it below and stay tuned for our full Android 10 review coming soon.#technology #mobile #Android
As far as we know, Huawei is going to launch the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and vanilla Mate 30 at some point this year (rumors suggest they’ll land on September 18). This would be the first major flagship smartphone launch from the company since it was placed on the United States government’s Entity List.#technology #mobile #Android #Huawei #Mate30Pro
However, according to a Google spokesperson speaking with Reuters, Huawei would be in violation of the ban on U.S. firms working with the company if the Mate 30 devices come with the officially licensed version of Android that includes the Google Play Store and other Google-branded apps.
Apple users are being warned to exercise particular caution over their cybersecurity for the next few days, after the company mistakenly reopened a security flaw in the latest version of iOS.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #security
In iOS 12.4, released last month, Apple fixed a number of security bugs, as well as enabling support for the Apple Card in the US. But in doing so, the company accidentally reversed a security fix it had previously patched in iOS 12.3 at the end of April. iOS 12.4, released last month, Apple fixed a number of security bugs, as well as enabling support for the Apple Card in the US. But in doing so, the company accidentally reversed a security fix it had previously patched in iOS 12.3 at the end of April.
Microsoft has created an SMS Organizer app for Android .that’s designed to automatically sort messages. The software giant originally released the app in India last year, but XDA-Developers has spotted it’s now making its way to the US, UK, and Australia today. SMS Organizer uses machine learning to automatically sort messages and organize them into separate folders.#technology #mobile #sms #Microsoft #Android
A group of app developers have penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, arguing that certain privacy-focused changes to Apple’s iOS 13 operating system will hurt their business. In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user location data.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS13 #location
Google's increased focus on privacy led it to quietly drop a service for carriers. Reuters sources have learned the tech giant shut down Mobile Network Insights, a feature that gave providers maps of cellular signal strength and speed data collected from Android phones, back in April. The data was anonymized and required opting in to sharing location, usage and diagnostic info, but Google was reportedly worried the practice might raise hackles among users and government regulators.#technology #mobile #smartphone #privacy
iHelp BR has discovered that the latest iOS 13 beta includes an asset that hints at an iPhone 11 event date of September 10th. An image, simply named “HoldForRelease,” includes the September 10th date on the calendar of the iOS 13 home screen.#technology #mobile #smartphone #iPhone #Apple
iOS 13 will soon be here to fundamentally change up how you use your iPhone every day, and we have been testing the public beta since late June.I've been beta-testing iPadOS 13 and it has been very stable, at least with the features I've been using (mostly Safari, Files, App Store; Snapseed, Reddit, OneNote, iPlayer, Zinio.
We have a complete list of iOS 13's features below so you can decide whether you want to get the iOS 13 public beta now or wait for the final version. That's likely to arrive in September.
Samsung is announcing a new image sensor for phones that breaks records. Built-in partnership with Xiaomi, the new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX is the world’s first mobile image sensor that goes beyond 100 million pixels.#technology #mobile #photography #Samsung
At 108MP, the new sensor allows for higher quality pictures in different light conditions. The resolution, which Samsung says is equivalent to DSLR cameras, allows for “extremely sharp photographs rich in detail”, according to the firm.
Google now lets you sign in to some of its services on Chrome on Android using just your fingerprint, rather than having to type in a password. The feature is available starting today for some Android phones, and it will be rolling out to all phones running Android 7 or later “over the next few days.” According to a Google help page, the feature also allows you to log in using whichever method you have set up to unlock your phone, which can include pins and pattern unlock.#technology #mobile #Google #Android #security
During a press conference on Friday, President Donald Trump declared that the United States will not be doing business with Huawei (YouTube link). According to Bloomberg, Trump is also suspending the licensing system put in place to allow U.S. firms to work with Huawei.I bet if Huawei were to bring out a phone running Harmony OS, a lot of people would switch to it, just to spite Trump.
Apple wants everyone to know that it's taking security seriously, and it's willing to pay for it. The company announced today that it is launching a new bug bounty program that will pay people up to $1 million for discovering and disclosing security flaws in macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iCloud. The company also revealed that it will provide security researchers with special iPhones to help them discover bugs before hackers do, according to Bloomberg.#technology #mobile #Apple #iPhone #security
Having your emergency contact information on your Android device could end up saving your life one day. By having valuable information such as medical info on your phone, paramedics can know what you’re allergic to and act accordingly.My phone doesn't have an Emergency information section in the Settings. But I installed an ICE (in case of emergency) app, which is on the front screen. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back, so I'm assuming that if I'm incapacitated any paramedic is going to try the obvious.
You don’t need to install a third-party app to have this information on your phone. By knowing where to go on your phone, you can have this life-saving information handy.
Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you snooze notifications from its app for a short period of time. The feature, which was discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong in the code for Twitter’s Android app, allows you to pause push notifications for one, three, or 12 hours at a time. This will prevent the app from generating push notifications, but you’ll still be able to see them inside the app’s notification menu.#technology #internet #mobile #Twitter
Yesterday, Twitter came clean about a data mishap. According to the company, it may have shared data it didn't have permission to with advertisers. It may have also made assumptions about what device you use, again without permission.#technology #internet #mobile #Twitter #security
Privacy has been a renewed focus with Apple’s next operating system update. One new feature in iOS 13 that seems centered on user privacy could have sweeping consequences for messaging and online call apps.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS13 #privacy
In iOS 13, Apple will not allow apps to run voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) in the background when the programs are not actively in use. Many apps that offer VoIP services currently run in the background, and they will need to be rewritten to adjust to Apple’s upcoming rules. The change is slated to roll out when iOS 13 is released in September. However, app developers will get a grace period, and they have until April 2020 to comply.
Hackers are able to target many leading Android mobile phones and other gadgets via Wi-Fi, researchers have revealed.#technology #mobile #Android #security
Devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of processors are susceptible to the threat, which would allow hackers to gain access to a device simply by connecting to the same Wi-Fi network.
Seldom have social tools created by women climbed the latter to mainstream success. Instead, women and girls have battled the lion’s share of digital harassment on popular social platforms — most of which failed early-on to incorporate security features tailored to minority user’s needs — and struggled to find a protected corner of the internet.#technology #mobile #social #Squad
Squad, an app that allows you to video chat and share your phone screen with a friend in real-time, has tapped into a demographic clamoring for a safe space to gather online. Without any marketing, the startup has collected 450,000 registered users in eight months, 70% of which are teenage girls. So far this year, users have clocked in 1 million hours inside Squad calls.
For a long time, if you wanted to hear Google Assistant read off your incoming messages — and use your voice to reply to those messages — you needed to be using a small handful of apps to do so. These included Google’s own Messages and Hangouts, for example.#technology #mobile #Android #Google #Assistant
Now, however, it seems the number of supported apps has exploded. As first spotted by Android Police, testing confirms that Google Assistant can now read and reply to messages from third-party SMS apps such as Pulse SMS as well as internet-based chat apps such as WhatsApp, Slack, Telegram, etc. Some people are reporting success with Google Voice, too.
Apple makes it easy for people to locate lost iPhones, share Wi-Fi passwords, and use AirDrop to send files to other nearby devices. A recently published report demonstrates how snoops can capitalize on these features to scoop up a wealth of potentially sensitive data that in some cases includes phone numbers.#technology #mobile #Apple
It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft finally has its own system for managing Android notifications from Windows.#technology #mobile #Android #Windows
This system makes it possible to see notifications from your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC as they arrive and to pull up your entire SMS history along with any pending notifications on demand. You can even reply to messages and compose new texts right from your computer.
Our phones contain a disturbing amount of information about us. While calls, messages, app usage and location logs have all been used to profile users, phone accelerometers contain key information, too. Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University used the tiny sensors that track phone movement for things like step-counting to predict five key personality traits.#technology #mobile #psychology #personality
The Google Assistant is a very useful tool when it comes to issuing voice commands to check the weather, power on the smart lights, or setting a timer. You can also use Google’s virtual assistant to make a call or to send a text although the phone would need to be unlocked to do so. This may not be the case for too much longer because Google is apparently testing the ability to use Google Assistant to send texts via the Android lockscreen without needing to unlock the phone first.#technology #mobile #SMS #Android
Huawei has registered the name "Harmony" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, reports LetsGoDigital, which may end up being the name of the software used on Huawei phones and laptops in the future.#technology #mobile #Huawei
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms around, whether you use it to follow loved ones or simply want to be amazed by jaw-dropping snaps.#photography #mobile #instagram
There’s plenty to like about the platform, but one of the biggest disappointments is just how tough it is to upload photos to Instagram on PC. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to accomplish this without relying on questionable third-party apps.