Tag Archive: Introduces

Instagram introduces ability to upload images through its mobile web app

It’s limited to the mobile browser, but it’s been added to help Instagram in its attempt at world social network domination.

In its neverending quest for global takeover, Facebook’s other social network, Instagram, has finally enabled the ability to upload images for anyone accessing it through a mobile browser.

Previously, you could only access a few limited functions through the browser page, including the ability to fully peruse your feed. But now, when you navigate to Instagram.com from your  [Read More…]

UMIDIGI introduces the CRYSTAL ; a $99 frameless smartphone

Smartphone manufacturer UMIDIGI (formerly UMi) is not one to shy away from controversy. Following our report on their iPhone 7 knockoff the UMIDIGI G, a new high-end model has appeared on UMIDIGI’s website. This time, it is said to incorporate features that can only be found in the highest, most cutting-edge smartphones. One such high end feature […]

Sprint introduces all-wireless ‘Magic box’ small cell for homes and businesses

Sprint’s key to coverage is a small cell tower in your window.

Cellular carriers have long offered so-called “microcell” hardware to help boost cell signal from that carrier at your home or business, but Sprint is taking a slightly different approach with the launch of its “Magic Box” small cell. Despite having a questionable name that tells you nothing about what it does, the Magic Box is super simple: set it in a window and plug it into power,  [Read More…]

Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Mastercard’s latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.

Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.

To get started, you’ll have to register your fingerprints at your bank, after which the information will  [Read More…]

Microsoft introduces its new task manager app To-Do in beta

If you’re looking for yet another task manager application and use Microsoft’s Office 365 you might want to check out the new To-Do beta app.

Think of it as a Wunderlist replacement that also makes suggestions for you. It actually comes from the developers of Wunderlist and uses a sorting algorithm to determine what’s important for you to do today or what you missed yesterday. A video is worth a thousand words here,  [Read More…]

Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017 with 9.7-inch display, S Pen

The 9.7-inch premium tablet is made of glass and metal and features last year’s favorite mobile processor. It’s also the first tablet in years to have an S Pen.

It’s not the flagship we typically expect from Samsung around this time of year, but it’s a Samsung debut nonetheless. The company has just introduced the Galaxy Tab S3, a 9.7-inch Android tablet that’s the successor to the well-received Galaxy Tab S2.

The Galaxy Tab S3 runs on  [Read More…]

Verizon introduces 2GB prepaid plan

Verizon has announced a 2GB plan that will be added to its prepaid offerings. This plan includes unlimited talk and text, plus 2GB of Always-On Data, which swaps overage charges for throttling after a customer reaches their data limit. Additionally, unlimited international texting to over 200 countries is included, as well as carryover data for those who don’t always use their full allotment.

Verizon’s prepaid offerings also include a 5GB plan for $ 50 and 10GB for $ 70. A talk and  [Read More…]

Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 4.0 with 20% faster charging, USB-C support

Quick Charge is now compliant with USB-C.

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge is the world’s leading fast charging standard with over 100 compatible phones and over 300 accessories. With the mobile industry moving away from microUSB to the more versatile USB-C standard, Qualcomm is rolling out Quick Charge 4.0, which supports USB-C and USB-PD (Power Delivery).

The latter is a significant addition. In the latest Android Compatibility Definition Document, Google has strongly recommended manufacturers wean away from  [Read More…]

Twitter introduces tool to mute words, hashtags and emoji

Twitter is trying to win back the support of people who have left the network.

Twitter has debuted a number of new tools to cut down on harassment and improve user engagement on a network that repeatedly has been accused of fostering hate speech through its public forum.

The main feature is an expansion of the “mute” tool that previously only allowed for the silencing of individual accounts. Now, users can mute or block specific words,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi introduces the stunning Mi MIX with bezeless display

Xiaomi fans were not only treated to one pleasant surprise today but two. The Chinese device maker unveiled a beautiful high-end phablet, the Mi Note 2 but also had a concept to show off at their live event in Beijing. Actually, it’s much more than a concept, since the phone will be made available for