Tag Archive: Users

Chrome 78 beta on desktop lets users send phone numbers to their phone

You don’t need to have the latest Chrome beta installed on your phone to be able to use the ‘Click to Call’ feature.

What you need to know Google is testing a new feature in Chrome beta v78 that lets users right click on a number and call it from their phone. When clicking on a hyperlinked phone number, users will be able to choose which device they want to call the number from. In addition to  [Read More…]

Niantic is investigating why Xiaomi users are being banned from Pokémon Go

The phone most affected is the Redmi 5.

What you need to know Pokémon Go players on Xiaomi phones are being suspended or banned. The phone most affected is the Redmi 5 and users believe it started with the 10.3.2 update or is being caused by Xiaomi’s Game Booster feature. So far, there is no official response from either Xiaomi or the developer of Pokémon Go Niantic.

Update October 1: The Niantic Support account on Twitter has  [Read More…]

Twitter users in the U.S. and Japan can now hide replies to their tweets

Twitter says it saw “positive and heartening results” during its initial test in Canada.

What you need to know Twitter’s “hide replies” feature is launching in the U.S. and Japan today. The feature gives users the ability to hide replies that are irrelevant or abusive in nature. Twitter says the feature will give users more control over their conversations.

Twitter introduced a controversial “Hide Replies” feature in July this year, giving users on its platform greater control  [Read More…]

Users in India can now access Google Assistant even without internet access

Google is rolling out a new way for users in India to interact with Google Assistant.

What you need to know Indian users without internet access can now talk to Google Assistant. By calling the 000-800-9191-000 toll-free number, users can talk to Assistant in English and Hindi over a call. The phone line service is now available to all users in India.

Google Assistant is great when you have a decent internet connection, but what if you  [Read More…]

T-Mobile users can get a free Burger King Impossible Whopper next Tuesday

Burger King first introduced the Impossible Whopper in April this year.

What you need to know T-Mobile customers will be able to grab an Impossible Whopper from Burger King next Tuesday as part of the carrier’s ‘T-Mobile Tuesdays’ program. To grab your free Impossible Whopper, you will need to log in to the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and then redeem it through the Burger King app. In addition to an Impossible Whopper, T-Mobile customers can also get three  [Read More…]

Apple Music is finally a Spotify competitor for Android users

Spotify Premium

Algorithmic powerhouse

$ 10/mo at Spotify

Pros Great selection Better sound quality than Apple Music Best-in-class playback handoff between devices Best streaming bundle for students Cons 10,000 song library limit is easy to hit No cloud integration for purchased or uploaded music Inferior support experience, especially on Android

Spotify is great for social listeners that don’t buy music and trust Spotify to serve up what’s popular or what the algorithms say they like. Spotify  [Read More…]

Visible users will need another service to roam

Best answer: No. Visible only provides service in the U.S., so you’ll need to use another SIM card for international usage.

Reliable data at home or abroad : Google Fi (From $ 20/mo. at Google Fi) Simple, affordable, and unlimited in the U.S. : Visible Unlimited ($ 40/mo. at Visible) Service at home

Simplicity is the game that Visible is playing. With a consistent $ 40 per month plan and no variations, you give up a few  [Read More…]

Yes, Facebook is down for the count for many users

What you need to know Facebook is down for the count. Many users in the U.S. have reported issues with the social network. Most of the outages seem to be taking place in California.

Facebook is experiencing issues for many users.

Facebook is down for the count. Multiple users in the U.S. have reported the service is suffering through issues preventing them from accessing the site

When they try to load the service, they are greeted with  [Read More…]

Android 10 puts privacy controls into users hands like never before

When it comes to privacy, more is always better.

There are a lot of changes to enhance our privacy while we’re on our phones in Android 10.

These aren’t the big user-facing features that manage to get all the press and win hearts and minds or anything like that, but the might be the most important changes to Android in recent memory. We store our lives on our phones, and anything that keeps prying eyes off of  [Read More…]

Blu offers up Vivo X5, Vivo XL5 for mid-range users

Blu isn’t wasting time after announcing its last phone, the G9 Pro. Just days later we see the unlocked phone maker introducing the Vivo X5 and Vivo XL5, a pair of mid-range devices with entry-level price tags.

The Vivo X5 and Vivo XL5 share a number of features but have just enough to justify two different experiences. Priced $ 100 and $ 130, respectively, the handsets work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and their various MVNOs.

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