Monthly Archives : August 2017

Huawei hypes Mate 10 as competitor to Apple’s new iPhone

We’re nearing the Huawei Mate 9’s first birthday, which means that its successor is coming soon. Huawei today confirmed as such and took the opportunity to hype up its next flagship Android phone. Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer products division, has…

No Comments / 7 View / August 29, 2017

HTC U11 owners, are you using Edge Sense?

Gimmicks are a means to an end for many smartphone manufacturers. They need a way to have their device stand out in a crowded smartphone market, and one easy way to do that is to offer a new feature, or…

No Comments / 11 View / August 28, 2017

Should Moto devices bring back more exciting color options?

When Motorola first introduced the Moto X, then under Google’s wing, it was a huge disappointment. The device had been a victim of overhype that unfortunately didn’t live up to expectations. The phone was considered too expensive at $579.99 for…

No Comments / 8 View / August 26, 2017

Twitter hides daily user numbers to avoid Facebook comparisons

While Facebook is happy to wax lyrical about its user metrics, Twitter is keeping schtum on the number of its daily visitors — even after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved. Instead, Twitter wants everyone to focus on monthly…

No Comments / 11 View / August 25, 2017

What you need to know about Apple, VPNs and China

On July 29th, Apple began notifying VPN companies that their apps would shortly be pulled from the App Store in China. In a statement, ExpressVPN said that the move was “surprising and unfortunate” and that it was “disappointed in this development.” But…

No Comments / 13 View / August 23, 2017

Xiaomi is one of the world’s biggest phonemakers, again

Samsung shipped two percent more phones in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to Strategy Analytics. By shipping 79.5 million out of 360 million units worldwide, it remains the top smartphone-maker in the world —…

No Comments / 9 View / August 22, 2017

Uber and Lyft are losing their fight against unionization

A federal judge has dealt a blow to ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, after dismissing an appeal to block legislation that would allow their drivers to unionize. US District Court Judge Robert Lasnik rejected the lawsuit filed by the US…

No Comments / 8 View / August 20, 2017

Transfer PayPal funds mid-chat with Skype’s ‘Send Money’ feature

Skype and PayPal have teamed up to make it easier for you to transfer money to someone mid-conversation. If you’re talking to a pal through the Skype mobile app and remember you need to reimburse them for those drinks they…

No Comments / 8 View / August 19, 2017

Ransomware attacks hit small businesses the hardest

If it seems like reports of ransomware attacks — malicious software that holds data hostage unless a ransom is paid to the person or organization behind it — are increasing, Malwarebytes agrees with you. The company released its Second Annual State of Ransomware…

No Comments / 12 View / August 17, 2017

All Apple had to do to sell iPads was make them cheaper

It’s been about a year and a half since Apple introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It was a great device, but it also made Apple’s tablet lineup more confusing than ever. I wrote at the time that Apple seemed to be just throwing…

No Comments / 6 View / August 16, 2017