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A selection of the latest mobile phone news and blog posts.
Uber Announces Its Own Rewards Program For Riders to Earn Ride Upgrades and More Ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber are starting to give back to its riders, with both companies announcing new rewards programs. Uber's rewards program was officially announced on Wednesday, and, at the time of publication, has a waiting list for those interested in the program to sign up.
FCC takes hard line as mmWave sale begins Senior officials warned the US Federal Communications Commission won't tolerate operators sitting on valuable mmWave spectrum as an auction opened, noting the agency plans to more rigorously enforce licence requirements. The comments came a day before the start of bidding in the FCC's 28GHz auction today.
Pocket Casts is Getting a Premium Redesign, Siri Shortcuts Support, and More Pocket Casts is one of the most popular apps out there to listen to podcasts, and now the app is getting a major redesign for a more premium experience.
Pocket Casts 7.0 brings a complete redesign and tons of new features Pocket Casts is being updated to version 7.0, and with it comes a brand-new UI and a host of extra features. Here's what you should keep an eye out for!
Disney And Jam City Announce Multi Year Mobile Game Development Partnership Jam City and Disney just announced a huge mobile games partnership. This is a multi-year deal and will see Jam City taking over mobile games development for Disney Emoji Blitz and future games based on Disney and Pixar brands.
Apple poaches a Nokia executive to lead its struggling India operations Apple has reportedly appointed Nokia's 15-year veteran Ashish Chowdhary to take over its struggling India operations beginning next year.
The budget Galaxy S10 might adopt a side-positioned fingerprint scanner Judging from the amount of rumors and leaks about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, it will be safe to say that it's shaping up to be one of the most exciting Android releases in years.
Grab a discount on the Ultimate Raspberry Pi eBook bundle! The Raspberry Pi is an incredibly fun computer to play with, but it can be a little daunting to get started with it. We're offering a massive eBook bundle to show you the ins and outs of the tiny computer that will help you out with a few projects.
T-Mobile deal gets you the only phone in the US with an in-screen fingerprint sensor for free If you thought you were going to have to wait until Black Friday to find killer deals on the latest flagship smartphones, you're in for a pleasant surprise on Wednesday morning. Why? Because it turns out that an early deal launching later this week will get you a brand new OnePlus 6T from T-Mobile for free.
Phone market in China down 15% between January and October The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology usually appears on the radar when we are talking about a certain smartphone being licensed for sale and listed on TENAA. Now, we get something different as MIIT released statistics about the domestic mobile phone market between January and October 2018 and the numbers do not look good.
Which state has the fastest LTE download speeds? These maps show where US carriers placed their coverage bets The first state-by-state American LTE download and upload speed tests reveal where Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are placing their coverage bets.
The best LG phones you can buy in 2018: high-end, midrange, and budget But LG doesn't just have two flagships. It makes phones to fit most pockets and needs. So, let's check out what LG phones are most deserving of your money in 2017! Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM The V series is to LG what the Note series is to Samsung.
Sonos details its Black Friday plans with up to $100 off select products Sonos says the discounts will be available on the Sonos site as well as other retailers, so you should be able to see the discounts on Amazon, too. The Sonos One will be down to $174 through Sonos and Amazon. The $199 speaker has rarely gone on sale this year.
Uber launches rider loyalty Rewards like credits & upgrades 9 cities Uber's new loyalty program incentivizes you not to check Lyft or the local competitor. Riders earn points for all the money they spend on Uber and Uber Eats that score them $5 credits, upgrades to nicer cars, access to premium support, and even flexible cancellations that waive the fee if they rebook within 15 minutes.
Review: Apple's new 11 and 12.9" Smart Keyboard Folio for 2018 iPad Pro IDownloadBlog has put both the 11 and 12.9-inch versions of Apple's new Smart Keyboard Folio for 2018 iPad Pro through its paces, here's what we found.
Google Assistant will help make holidays smarter, not harder The holidays are approaching and while the younger folk look forward to days of no school or merry-making, some people look at their calendar with dread. Planning gifts, thinking of recipes, or even just keeping the kids entertained, all these burden the mind and sometimes induce stress rather than happiness.
The Best Holiday Gifts Under $50 Check out the best tech hoiliday gifts under $50 for your friends or family for the holiday season.
Best Android Launchers in 2018 Do you have a favorite launcher? What's on your Android phone now? I've been a Nova Launcher fan for years and years - it's the comfy launcher I come home to between testing launchers and themes - but Smart Launcher has been gracing my home screen more and more these days.
Google Assistant: Everything you need to know Whether this is your first encounter with it or you just need a quick refresher, here's everything you need to know about the Google Assistant. The Google Assistant is always evolving with new features to make our lives easier, and this morning, Google announced a whole pile of goodies coming soon to an Assistant device near you.
LG V30S ThinQ scores $400 discount at B&H ahead of Black Friday Technically, this LG V30S ThinQ deal is not a Black Friday affair, but something tells us there's no use waiting for the phone to be discounted lower than $500.
Intelligence Brief: What are MNOs without towers? While it doesn't make the headlines, an incipient trend is afoot. The traditional operator model of owning and operating towers is changing to shared and leased access. The reason is simple: spending money on network investment in an environment where revenues don't grow to pay back those investments is not sustainable.
Get 360-degree sound for $10 with the SoundPEATS P4 portable Bluetooth speaker You can get the SoundPEATS P4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for just $9.93 when you use coupon code JPV7LFY7 at checkout. It usually sells for $19.89, so you're getting it for half price with that code. The P4 speaker is cylindrical and offers 360-degree omni-directional sound so it works great no matter where it is placed.
Apple Investigating Claims of iPhone X Exploding After iOS 12.1 Update An iPhone X user in Washington claims that his device exploded after being updated to iOS 12.1. The device first emitted grey smoke before bursting up in flames. The owner Rahel Mohamad claims that the device exploded right after it was updated to iOS 12.1.
OnePlus 5 and 5T get Android 9.0 Pie beta in China OnePlus is working on its promise to deliver Pie on its older phones. Some OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users have just started beta testing Hydrogen OS 9.0, the software used in China. The change log promises a new UI. The 5T is also getting Android Pie痴 full screen touch gestures.
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