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Samsung might follow Apple by not including a charger with handsets

Samsung is reportedly considering not bundling a wall charger with future phones. This comes after reports that archrival Apple is considering the same move for the iPhone 12. The goal is allegedly the same for both companies: reducing production costs. Taking the charger out of the box would also make shipping cheaper. No more free Samsung chargerRead...

Adobe Photoshop Camera focuses on social networking

Adobe Photoshop Camera is now available for both iOS and Android. The free software lets users add filters and effects before they even take a picture. And it employs artificial intelligence throughout the process. Artificial intelligence is baked right in Unlike other Adobe apps, Photoshop Camera isn’t just for pros. It comes with a built-inRead the...

Comcast finally adds Chromecast support to Xfinity iOS app

Comcast on Tuesday made it much easier for Xfinity subscribers to watch cable channels on any TV. That’s because the Xfinity Stream app got support for Google’s Chromecast player at long last. This allows users to stream live content or recorded shows to this inexpensive video player. The feature was added today to the iOS versionRead the full article...The...

Google Maps spotlights nearby delivery and take-out restaurants

A pair of easy-to-see buttons have been added at the top of the Google Maps iPhone and Android apps to help users find restaurants in their area that offer takeout and delivery service. These point people toward nearby eateries still offering service during the coronavirus crisis. Table service in restaurants in the US and muchRead the full article...The...

FCC forces carriers to crack down on fake caller IDs

The FCC on Tuesday gave wireless carriers until next summer to implement a system designed to prevent caller ID spoofing. The goal is blocking phone scammers from using fake caller ID information to convince call recipients that they are talking to someone trustworthy or from their local area. FCC fighting caller ID spoofing, not making a martiniRead...

Take a free virtual vacation with Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley 2

The original Monument Valley was a huge hit in 2014, and its 2017 sequel carried on the legacy. ustwo Games has now made the iOS and Android versions of Monument Valley 2 free for a short time, a move the developers call a virtual hug. “There are times when we just need a hug. SoRead the full article...The post Take a free virtual vacation with Escher-inspired...

Missile Command: Recharged is a blast from the past [Review]

Emerging from the dark and noisy arcades of the 1980s is a updated version of a classic. Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged for iPhone and iPad is nearly identical to the original with only a few tweaks for a new generation. And to double down on the nostalgia, an augmented reality mode projects your gameplay ontoRead the full article...The post <em>Missile...

Verizon gives subscribers 15GB of free wireless data during COVID-19 crisis

iPhones and Androids on Verizon’s cellular wireless network will get an additional 15GB of mobile data for free. The goal is to help this company’s subscribers keep in touch while working or schooling from home during the COVID-19 epidemic. Earlier this month, rival T-Mobile went even farther by temporarily removing all data caps on customersRead the...

Samsung cleans Galaxy smartphones for free to help fight COVID-19

Apple’s updated gadget cleaning guidelines give you the tips you need to keep your iPhone clean during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you bought a Galaxy smartphone instead, Samsung will clean it for you. The South Korean company on Thursday launched the Galaxy Sanitizing Service — a free program that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light toRead...

Verizon’s new Yahoo Mobile phone service boasts $40 unlimited data

A phone service Verizon launched today offers iPhone and Androids unlimited data for $39.99, including tethering. That’s significantly less than the cost of this carrier’s regular unlimited plan. But, of course, there are limitations in the new service, dubbed Yahoo Mobile. Unlimited iPhone service on the cheap “With the launch of Yahoo Mobile, we areRead...

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