U.S. Cellular has announced that it will offer its customers a new, easy method of secure messaging, provided by TigerText. Specializing in enterprise messaging, TigerText is offering its secure messaging solutions to both individual and corporate U.S. Cellular customers. Participating customers will be able to pay for the service directly through their bills.
Google has officially started rolling out podcasts as a new feature of Google Play Music. Launching today on both the web and in the Android app, you'll be able to discover, subscribe, and listen to your favorite podcasts right in the same place you already listen to music. Beyond searching for specific podcasts you already know, Google will also offer you new shows based on your activities,...
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic in both rose gold and platinum is now available at Samsung Experience Stores in Canada. These stores are located in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto, and this version of the watch starts retailing at $549.99.
Verizon customers who use Android Pay are in for a bit of a treat. The carrier is offering up to 2GB of free data when you use Android Pay in stores with your Verizon phone. That data will be available to you for two billing cycles.
Yahoo has launched a brand new app for Android focusing on Esports. With Yahoo Esports, you can watch live matches, see replays, and check stats of your favorite teams for DOTA, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Counter Strike, and Street Fighter V.
Facebook has hired Regina Dugan, the head of Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects group, also known as ATAP. Dugan will lead a new group inside Facebook called Building 8, which will focus on building new hardware for the company, according to The Verge.
Several frustrated people who pre-ordered the HTC Vive VR headset have banded together to track Vive shipments across the U.S. to see if there is some sort of method to HTC's delivery system. With their site, aptly named Vive.lol, the group has crowd-sourced shipment and delivery data for, as of this writing, 1,735 users. The site breaks down that data, which is collected from a survey, as well...
At its F8 developer conference, Facebook introduced Account Kit, a way for developers to create easy logins for their apps. Apps that use account kit can, unsurprisingly, allow users to login with their Facebook account, but they will also let you create an account using only your phone number or email address.
Facebook introduced its new Messenger Platform on stage during its F8 developer conference. With the platform, developers can build AI-powered bots for Facebook Messenger that the company thinks will remove the need for some mobile apps, particularly those dealing with commerce.
With the latest update to the Starbucks app, the company has paved the way for its revamped Starbucks Rewards program. The app now includes a new dashboard that gathers your stars, rewards, offers, and more.
Google just made it easier to find the right Chromebook for you, adding a new section to its Chromebook site called "Find Yours." The sections helps you sift through the various brands, screen sizes, and device types in order to select your ideal machine.
RCA has announced a brand new 55-inch 4K Android TV set. The set features a refresh rate of 120GHz, as well as an upscale engine to enhance 1080p video. The TV, model XLD55G65RQ, will be available starting in June, with RCA also introducing 50 and 65-inch Android TVs.
If you want to boost the cellular reception in your home, weBoost's latest product, the eqo Cellular Signal Booster, might be what you're looking for. Compatible with Verizon, AT&T, and other major networks, eqo enhances cellular signals for greater reach across your home. You can find the eqo on Amazon now for $349.99.
The Amazon Echo has picked up some new skills, including helping to get your day started with a quote from Sun Tzu. You can now ask Alexa for a new quote from The Art of War every day by asking "Alexa, ask Sun Tzu for today's lesson."
Huawei has announced that it will make a major investment in research projects with the University of Toronto. The company will make a $3 million investment for research in areas including mechanical engineering, materials science, and biomedical engineering.
Amazon-owned Audible has launched a beta version of its new Channels feature. Channels offer those with an Audible membership unlimited listening to short programs across a wide variety of subjects and themes, such as news, politics, fiction, relationships, and more. In addition to broad areas, Channels also feature content from a group of parters like Charlie Rose and Forbes.
In order to remedy issues with T-Mobile Netherlands, parent company Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to take a page out of the book of its U.S. counterpart. While T-Mobile Netherlands has lost over 1 million subscribers in the last three years, T-Mobile US has been consistently adding subscribers for the last couple of years, thanks in large part to aggressive pricing and promotions.
It looks like Sony is rolling out its Marshmallow update to select versions of the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact. Specifically, it appears that the update is arriving for the D6503 version of the Z2, the D6603 Z3, and the D5803 Z3 Compact.