Google’s newest feature is huge for disaster situations

Google is pushing out new a safety feature called SOS Alerts for Google Maps and search results for better information dissemination during disasters. The new feature is similar to one Facebook introduced back in 2014 called Safety Check. Facebook’s was geared more toward letting people know they were safe, while Google’s is more about keeping […]

Amazon will take on iMessage with new ‘Anytime’ messaging app

Amazon is working on a new “Anytime” service that plans to take on the likes of Apple iMessage. The retail giant has begun asking customers what they would like to see from a new messaging app, which promises to incorporate texts, video chat, and “a whole lot more.” AFTVNews was first to report on the survey, which Amazon has been distributing to existing customers […]

OnePlus 5 has a frustrating bug when recording video

It appears that the OnePlus 5 has a hidden talent, though we’re not sure it’s one you’re going to appreciate. According to a number of Reddit users, videos recorded in landscape mode on the handset are being rendered with inverted audio, which essentially means that sound captured using the microphone on the right of the device is being played through […]

You can finally use your PayPal account to pay for goods through Android Pay

In addition to introducing compatibility for 18 more banks and credit unions in the United States, Google has announced that it has partnered with PayPal to provide customers with the facility to spend their PayPal Balance using Android Pay. The feature will start rolling out over the next few weeks, though it’ll only be available for users […]

Samsung S8 Live Stream

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been a long time coming, and it’s that time again for a Samsung Unpacked event where the Korean company will show us the phone that we’ve already seen from just about every angle. Tune in here to watch the Unpacked 2017 event live… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJVUd1gjT8

Android O: Top 5 features

It must be spring, because Google on Tuesday rolled out the first Developer Preview for Android O, and it includes plenty of new features. Of course, Google hasn’t revealed all the new goodies in Android O—the name, for example, is still unknown. But we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the update, […]

Project AirGig, AT&T’s next step towards 5G, will enter testing this fall

AT&T announced on Tuesday that it will begin publicly testing its “Project Airgig” technology, which takes advantage of broadband over powerlines (BPL) and other technologies to provide multi-gigabit speeds to its users, by this fall. The deployment is part of AT&T’s 5G preparation. AT&T said that it’s currently in “advanced discussions” with power companies ahead […]