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Unsweetened: Android swaps sugary codenames for boring numbers

Android gets a new logo, and it looks like a final release is coming any day now.

22 Aug 2019 8:43 pm
Apple TV+ will launch in November for $9.99, facing off against Disney+ at $6.99

Report claims Apple will launch with a small slate of shows and a free trial.

21 Aug 2019 3:22 am
Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

It's coming to G Suite in beta first, but may reach more users at a later date.

17 Aug 2019 4:40 am
Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests

A leaked screenshot carries the date—but it was probably that day anyway.

16 Aug 2019 6:16 am
Microsoft bucks trend, maintains contractor reviews of voice recording

It's in the same situation, but Microsoft is taking a different path on voice privacy.

16 Aug 2019 4:02 am
Huawei’s futuristic foldable smartphone gets delayed for a second time

Like Samsung, Huawei can't ship a foldable smartphone on time either.

15 Aug 2019 9:16 pm
Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android’s best gaming hardware

You got your Google OS in my Nintendo hardware!

15 Aug 2019 5:15 pm
British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year

In-flight headsets are the latest sign that VR has much more to offer than gaming.

15 Aug 2019 3:49 am
FAA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can’t fly

MacBook Pros subject to Apple's June recall are banned from US flights.

14 Aug 2019 11:46 pm
Owners of defective 2016 Google Pixels can now claim up to $500

The class action lawsuit settlement site for defective Pixel microphones has gone live.

13 Aug 2019 9:30 pm
Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac moves to Metal for DirectX 11 and more

Update promises better graphics performance in games and CAD applications.

13 Aug 2019 12:31 pm
Microsoft cuts Office 2019 one-time licenses through Home Use Program

Microsoft's march through subscription land continues apace.

13 Aug 2019 3:13 am
Apple updates multiport adapter with support for 4K HDR video

The update means you could use certain Apple hardware as a legit home theater hub.

10 Aug 2019 3:45 am
Huawei announces its first operating system, HarmonyOS

Huawei is the next mobile challenger after Microsoft, Mozilla, RIM, and Samsung.

10 Aug 2019 1:37 am
Apple is now selling the AirPower, basically, only it’s not made by Apple

It doesn't have all the same features, but the basic concept is the same.

10 Aug 2019 1:32 am
A Boeing code leak exposes security flaws deep in a 787’s guts

Boeing's response to this glaring security lapse has not been reassuring.

9 Aug 2019 7:41 pm
Samsung’s Bixby speaker, announced one year ago today, still hasn’t launched

It's not cancelled yet, says Samsung, but there's still no launch date.

9 Aug 2019 7:30 pm
Microsoft contractors hear phone sex and more while reviewing Cortana, Skype audio

More than just Microsoft's voice assistant is being reviewed by contract workers.

9 Aug 2019 3:51 am
Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1—a notable redesign—goes on sale today

A hardware redesign and 10th-generation Intel Core CPUs headline this update.

8 Aug 2019 11:20 pm
Google Maps AR Navigation comes to iPhones and Android devices

Replace your inaccurate compass with camera-based positioning.

8 Aug 2019 10:07 pm
Apple locks new iPhone batteries to prevent third-party repair, report says

It's yet another change to keep iPhone owners inside Apple's ecosystem.

8 Aug 2019 9:44 pm
Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece

Everything you want to know about the smartwatches you’ve been itching to buy.

8 Aug 2019 5:35 pm
Galaxy Note10 hands-on: Samsung falls behind the competition

Samsung's $1,000 phone doesn't offer anything over the cheaper, better competition.

8 Aug 2019 5:26 pm
Google Pixel 4 will reportedly jump on the 90Hz display bandwagon

Google would actually be ahead of a hardware trend for once.

8 Aug 2019 4:55 pm
Samsung’s new Galaxy Book S laptop is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx

The always-connected LTE laptop is a cousin to Samsung's Galaxy Book.

8 Aug 2019 5:45 am
The Galaxy Note 10 launches with the biggest display of the year

It's $949 for the Note 10 and $1,099 for the Note 10+, shipping August 23.

8 Aug 2019 2:50 am
MSDN Magazine will publish its last issue, ending a Microsoft developer era

The final issue of the print magazine will publish this November.

7 Aug 2019 11:36 pm
Google releases the 6th and final beta for Android Q

Next up: The final version of Android Q.

7 Aug 2019 10:50 pm
iOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps

Apple is set for another privacy showdown with Facebook and VoIP apps.

7 Aug 2019 4:36 am
Apple’s innovative virtual credit card is now available—but only to some people

The card will be available for everyone eligible by the end of the month.

6 Aug 2019 11:30 pm
6 Aug 2019 4:41 am
Google publishes sustainability plan for hardware, but its impact is uncertain

The tech giant added new sustainability targets, but their value is hard to gauge.

6 Aug 2019 4:10 am