Android App Updates Will Stop Getting In Your Way

Some time in the near future, pesky app updates on Android will stop getting in the way. Google announced a bevy of new features at its Android Dev Summit and one of those features addressed the way app updates work. It was part of its Android App Bundle that gives developers tools they can use for their apps, […]

Sprint and T-Mobile merger may be coming as soon as next week

After months of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger talks began again earlier this month. However, the news was taken with a grain of salt given the unreliable negotiations the two carriers have gone through. It seems our apprehension was undeserved because the two have “made progress” and a deal may come as soon as next […]

Amazon is raising the price of Prime for everyone

Whoever said good things don’t last forever wasn’t kidding. Amazon announced that it is raising the price of its Prime membership that comes with free Prime two-day shipping and access to Prime Video. The announcement came from Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky during a conference call. Pricing is going up from the standard $99 price up […]

Snap’s stock price surges with surprising Q4 earnings

Snap’s turnaround could be happening sooner than anyone expected. The company behind Snapchat announced financial results for Q4 2017, and its performance beat expectations to send the stock price surging. Investors appeared to be impressed by growth in daily active users and revenue; however, costs remain high for Snap as profitability still hasn’t been achieved. […]

AT&T and Verizon are going to build cell towers together

AT&T and Verizon have partnered with a third company to build hundreds of cell towers, Verizon announced today. The third company, Tillman Infrastructure, is a private company that makes and owns towers, and it will construct the towers to suit AT&T and Verizon. The new towers are going to be added in locations in need of […]

Breaking: Google buys major part of HTC for $1.1 billion

While HTC will continue to exist, Google is going to assume control of the pieces that ran the mobile division. Google and HTC have reached an agreement in which the Taiwanese will send a large number of employees from its mobile division to Mountain View in exchange for $1.1 billion in cash. The deal also […]

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile processor industry to squeeze others out.   In a post on its website, Intel […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this “highly unusual” step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered a hit from “WannaCrypt” ransomware. […]