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WhatsApp brings back the classic Status feature after complaints about the new one

WhatsApp is now calling status update About because Stories is actually Status. Got all that?

The new About feature is actually the old Status feature.

If you’re a WhatsApp veteran you’ll know that until recently the service used the passive and often unwieldy (but extremely popular) status update to give friends and family an idea of what its users were up to. That changed with the proliferating Snapchatification of all of Facebook’s properties when WhatsApp  [Read More…]

If your Gear VR has frozen after you reorient the screen, give this a shot!

Being unable to reorient your display is frustrating, but there is a way to deal with the problem.

From time to time while playing in VR on Gear VR, you may end up needing to reorient your display. Whether it’s due to drift, or you’ve somehow contorted yourself into an uncomfortable position is irrelevant. What matter is that reorienting is an easy and painless process. However some folks have been having issues with their Gear VR freezing  [Read More…]

After Galaxy Note7 debacle, Samsung installs new quality control team

The Galaxy Note7 disaster cost Samsung a whopping $ 6.13 billion, so the Korean tech giant needs to make absolutely sure the same scenario won’t happen again. Now a new report coming out of the The Investor reveals that Samsung has launched a new team dedicated to product quality control. President and former production chief at […]

Yes, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge won an award at MWC 2017 one year after launch

Industry event awards don’t always translate well to the consumer news cycle.

Reading the title of Samsung’s latest press release, “Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Named Best Smartphone at MWC 2017,” you may have done a bit of a double take — didn’t Samsung release this phone coinciding with last year’s MWC? Yes, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is doing anything shady here.

The Galaxy S7 edge did indeed win at the MWC Global Mobile Awards 2017 — the same  [Read More…]

Google is shutting down Spaces after only nine months

The messaging app was no match for Google’s confusing messaging strategy.

Remember Spaces? The group messaging app that was sort of, kind of aimed at developers? It launched last May around the time of Google I/O and featured a bright, colorful tile interface. Each tile would have a bevy of Chrome, YouTube, and Google search links attached to it.

Well, Google’s retiring Spaces to the old app farm in the sky, as confirmed by Google’s John Kilcline.  [Read More…]

After Verizon, AT&T now launches “revised” Unlimited Plan

Verizon surprised everybody this week when it announced its new Unlimited Plan for $ 80 a month. Now the competition is tempting users with offerings of their own. AT&T just announced it has revised its unlimited data plan option and is now prepared to offer a package worth $ 180 a month for those with four lines […]

ZTE considers cancelling Project CSX ‘Hawkeye’ smartphone after poor response

ZTE continues to trip over its own proverbial feet by assuming that a crowd knows what it wants.

The crowdsourced, crowdfunded ZTE Hawkeye, which in just under three weeks has raised only $ 35,000, has come under fire for ostensibly thinking that its potential audience would be willing to concede to a mid-range spec sheet after lobbying for the device to be a pie-in-the-sky project from the get-go.

Despite the fact that two features — eye-tracking  [Read More…]

After the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy S7 edge is now causing major headaches

Samsung has barely concluded the nasty Galaxy Note7 chapter and already another issue has reared its ugly head. This time the device affected is the Galaxy S7 edge – one of Samsung’s two remaining flagship models in 2016. It seems that users from all over the globe are reporting the presence of a vertical pink

Samsung’s acquisition of Harman might not happen after all

Back in November, Samsung made headlines when it announced it was in the process of acquiring car and audio giant Harman. Samsung agreed to pay $ 8 billion or $ 112 a share in cash while allowing Harman to become a standalone subsidiary under its wing, a 28% premium over the share price of the day which

A month after spyware scandal, the BLU R1 HD returns to Amazon for $50

US-based cheap smartphone BLU maker came into the spotlight lately, after it was revealed that some of its smartphones housed a spyware that sent users’ private information to China. Following the discovery, class action lawsuit firm, Rosen Legal started inviting BLU customers to file legal action against the smartphone company. BLU played the innocence card,