Tag Archive: Testing


Twitter is testing doubling the character limit to 280

Twitter is planning to double its 140 character limit.

Twitter announced it’s testing out a new feature with a “small group” of people: a doubled character limit.

Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔

We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. 👇https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL

— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017

The company says 140  [Read More…]

DxOMark revamps its mobile testing for the phone cameras of 2017

New testing method will take into account dual cameras, selfie performance, and other recent trends.

The way we use our phones’ cameras has changed a lot since 2012, back when DxOMark first started testing smartphone shooters. Until today, the firm’s scores only take into account a limited subset of the capabilities of modern smartphones — but that’s about to change.

In recent months, DxO has embarked on an extensive data-gathering mission to find out how people use their smartphone  [Read More…]

Google testing a new design for the Google Play Store

Google frequently rolls out A/B testing for some new designs that may or may not make it into the final versions of apps. The latest test that Google is trying out is that of a new design to the Google Play Store. As shown in the screenshot below, the text that previously was in a scrollable […]

Spotify testing new safe driving mode for Android

Smartphones are compelling devices which can fully capture our attention quite easily, even while walking or driving. But in order to prevent accidents from happening, some tech companies have started developing solutions to keep pedestrians or drivers from looking at their smartphones when they should be looking ahead at the road. It’s the case of […]

Google testing a new touch-oriented design on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is getting closer to being tablet-friendly!

Once upon a time, Chrome OS wasn’t the most touch-friendly system. There weren’t many touchscreen models of Chromebooks, and there was no real rush to fix how a system designed for a mouse and keyboard wasn’t really designed for touchscreen input.

Well, Chrome OS has come a long way since then, and now that touchscreen Chromebooks are becoming more and more popular, thanks in no small part to Android  [Read More…]

Teach yourself hacking and penetration testing with Android for $23 (Deal of the Day)

Learning to hack, ethically, is a necessity in today’s age of ever-growing digital threats. Whether your goal is to build your business or simply stop your secure data from being breached, learning the ropes of hacking can be the perfect leg up in sales or counter-measure against cyber thieves. Did you know that you can […]

Facebook is testing out animated GIFs for comments in its Android app

The social network finally gives in to what the people really want.

The GIF is alive and well, folks, and it appears Facebook has finally caught on to its ubiquity. The social network is officially exploring its relationship with these animated images. It will soon begin testing the ability to add GIFs to comments in your feed.

In an email to TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the addition of animated GIFs:

Everyone loves a good GIF and  [Read More…]

Spotify is testing a lossless Hi-Fi option as it hits 50 million paid subscribers

Spotify is about to launch the ‘ultimate music experience.’

Spotify announced back in September that it crossed 40 million paying customers, and it took the world’s largest streaming service just five and a half months to pick up an additional 10 million subscribers. In a tweet, Spotify revealed that it crossed 50 million paid subscribers. 2016 was a great year for streaming services in general, and Spotify is now looking to continue its momentum by testing a  [Read More…]

Google testing Voice over LTE support for Project Fi

Project Fi is testing VoLTE support via T-Mobile’s network

If you’re a Project Fi customer, you may have noticed improved call quality over the past few weeks. That’s because Google has been quietly testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for a subset of Project Fi users, formally announced in a post on the Project Fi Help Forum. If you’re curious to know if you’re one of the fortunate testers for this new service, you can find out by looking for  [Read More…]

HTC and Verizon supposedly ready to start testing Snapdragon 835 flagship

While yesterday’s leaked screenshot depicting the About Phone section on an alleged HTC 11 phone was a fake, it still doesn’t change the fact that HTC has indeed plans to deliver a Snapdragon 835 chipset-powered smartphone at some point in time. In a recent interview, the company’s President of Smartphones and Connected Devices, Chialin Chang […]