Tag Archive: Expands

New WhatsApp beta expands group call limit to eight people

The feature is live in the latest betas for both iOS and Android.

What you need to know WhatsApp is expanding the maximum number of participants allowed in a group call to eight. It’s also making it easier to start group calls in group chats of four people or fewer. The changes are rolling out in the latest iOS and Android betas, so a formal release shouldn’t be too far off.

It was only a few days  [Read More…]

Facebook expands COVID-19 symptom tracker worldwide

Coronavirus is everywhere, so Facebook’s symptom tracker is too.

What you need to know Facebook is bringing its COVID-19 symptoms tracker worldwide after a successful U.S. trial earlier this month. The goal of the survey is to help predict hotspots before they bloom. It’s also intended to guide health systems as countries move towards re-opening parts of society.

The COVID-19 response has a problem that social media is uniquely positioned to help solve — a lack of  [Read More…]

T-Mobile expands 5G offerings to seven more cities

The network utilizes the low-band, 600MHz spectrum.

What you need to know T-Mobile is expanding its 5G operations to seven new markets. These are located in North and South Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. The carrier claims that its 5G network should be about 20% faster than existing LTE infrastructure.

Laying claim to the coveted distinction of being the first network with a nationwide 5G rollout in the U.S., T-Mobile is continuing to invest in the new  [Read More…]

Google’s Titan key doubles its reach as it expands through Europe

Five more countries can now secure themselves with Google’s universal hardware authentication.

What you need to know Google’s Titan USB key is now available to users in 5 more countries, making 10 nations covered total. Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland join the US, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK. Google is giving away free Titan keys to users on federal political campaigns.

We’re big fans of serious security solutions like Google’s Titan keys. Even stronger than  [Read More…]

YouTube expands harassment policies, now bans veiled threats

The new rules are coming into force now

What you need to know Google has announced new changes to tackle harassment and bullying on YouTube more rigorously than it currently does. It now prohibits implied as well as express threats. It will also come down harder on YouTube partners who toe the line repeatedly.

As of December 9, Google is tightening up its rules as regards to harassment. The company has now instituted several policies that ban  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G joins Sprint as service expands to more cities

The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will reportedly cost $ 840 on Sprint.

What you need to know Sprint has added the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G to its lineup of 5G phones. It can be purchased in select True Mobile 5G market retail stores beginning August 27 and online starting August 28. Sprint has expanded 5G coverage to four new cities including, Los Angeles, NYC, Phoenix, and Washington D.C.

Sprint has been teasing us for a while with  [Read More…]

Spotify’s radio-like Stations app expands to the U.S.

The streaming giant’s minimalistic Pandora alternative is here.

What you need to know Stations is a radio app designed with simplicity in mind. You need a Spotify account, though users can listen for free with ads. You don’t need to install the main Spotify app to use Stations.

Spotify is one of the most popular music-streaming platforms around, and while its main app is great for music lovers who like to amass a library of go-to songs  [Read More…]

Focals by North expands to the West Coast

It’s getting (slightly) easier to get your custom smart glasses from North with two new West Coast locations.

If you’ve been eying those new Focals smart glasses, but live way too far from any North Showroom, you may be in luck. Two new pop-up locations are making there way to across the country to the best coast … I mean, the West Coast starting February 19.

For the select few, this means you’ll finally be able to  [Read More…]

Better Together gets even better as Instant Tethering expands

Get back to work quicker on 15 more Chromebook models and dozen more Android phones.

Better Together has already brought amazing convenience to Chromebook users with Android phones, allowing us to keep our Chromebooks unlocked when our phones are nearby and respond to text messages straight from our Chromebooks with Android Messages for Web. The third portion of this Android-Chromebook pairing, Instant Tethering, has only really been available for the Pixelbook and Pixel phones, forcing other users to open  [Read More…]

PlayStation Now expands to Spain, Italy, and more European countries

Sony has outlined plans to expand PlayStation Now into six new European regions in 2019.

Sony has unveiled a planned expansion of PlayStation Now, its cloud game streaming service for PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs. Since its 2014 debut, the service has hit 12 regions worldwide, spanning Europe, North America, and Asia. Six new European countries are now among the latest additions, amid growing industry-wide cloud investments.

PlayStation Now is headed to Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark,  [Read More…]