Tag Archive: Joins


Twitter joins Snapchat and Facebook with its own stories feature — Fleets

The firm is also bringing customizable timelines to its Android as well.

What you need to know Twitter is testing its own snapchat-inspired stories feature, dubbed Fleets. It’s a region-based test which is only available in Brazil at the moment. It also rolled out customizable timelines via swipeable lists to its Android app, months after debuting the feature on iOS.

Snapchat was the first to start with ephemeral stories, Facebook was next to bring it to all  [Read More…]

OnePlus joins Wireless Power Consortium hinting at OnePlus 8 feature

Just because they’re on the team doesn’t mean they’re playing ball.

What you need to know OnePlus has been spotted on the list of supporting companies for the Wireless Power Consortium. The company’s next flagship OnePlus 8 is rumored to use wireless charging. Joining the consortium is no guarantee that the next phone will use the feature.

After hearing rumors that OnePlus would be including the long-awaited wireless charging feature on the company’s next OnePlus 8 flagship  [Read More…]

Google joins others to help develop a smart home connectivity standard

What you need to know Google and others are joining forces to improve smart home standards. Amazon, Apple, and others are in. There’s even a new website with all of the information, too.

The move should bring down some of the walls that hamper smart home setups.

Google has announced that it has joined forces with Apple, Amazon, and the Zigbee Alliance to work on the adoption of a new connectivity standard designed to make it easier  [Read More…]

Donald Trump joins Bernie Sanders as a Twitch streamer

Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are on Twitch, and it marks something bigger than just a different place to see them campaign.

What you need to know President Trump now has a Twitch channel of his own. Trump joins Bernie Sanders as the second major politician to have a Twitch channel. Both channels are being used to stream live campaign events, inviting viewers to join in the conversation.

Election coverage in the US can be a  [Read More…]

Microsoft Excel joins the 1 billion installs club on Android

A third Microsoft app has hit the 1 billion installs milestone on Android.

What you need to know Microsoft Excel recently hit 1 billion installs on Android. Excel is the third Microsoft app to hit the 1 billion install milestone on Android. Microsoft has several other apps that have millions of installs on Android.

Microsoft has been all-in on Android for years, and that effort shows in terms of install numbers. Microsoft Excel recently hit 1 billion  [Read More…]

Gmail joins the dark side, dark theme now rolling out for Android and iOS

It could take up to 15 days to start showing up.

What you need to know Google has announced the dark theme for Gmail is officially rolling out starting September 24. It will be available on both Android and iOS. The rollout is being done on the server-side and could take up to 15 days to show up.

Google has been hard at work updating its core apps with dark themes to support Android 10‘s built-in dark  [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…]

Lutron joins ‘Friends of Hue’ program with new $40 smart bulb dimmer

The thing with smart lights is that they are really awesome and great, until they are not. Something as simple as someone flipping a switch could mess up the whole system, and that’s honestly just a pain to deal with. In an effort to put this frustration behind, Lutron has joined the “Friends of Hue” program to introduce a new smart bulb dimmer switch, and you can pre-order it starting now. Each smart bulb dimmer will retail for $ 39.95,  [Read More…]

Huawei joins RCS movement by using Android Messages as default texting app

Google’s convinced Huawei to adopt RCS; now it just needs to do the same with carriers.

Although we may never get iMessage on Android, that’s okay. Google’s been leading the charge for RCS for a while now, and in an attempt to help expand its adoption to more carriers and other partners, Huawei is joining Google in this trek.

RCS is essentially the next step up from traditional SMS/MMS texting, and it allows for things like texting  [Read More…]

Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet’s board of directors, continuing his rise in the company

Sundar Pichai continues his rise in Google.

Google parent company Alphabet has announced that Sundar Pichai has joined its board of directors as the 13th member, and will continue his role as CEO of Google. Pichai has been at Google since 2004, and is just shy of his second anniversary as CEO. Joining Alphabet’s board of directors is just yet another step in his ascension at the company, and naturally indicates how important the core Google business is to  [Read More…]