Apps & Games

Twitter removes @usernames from tweet’s 140-character limit to improve conversations

March 31, 2017 David Steele

Twitter has been slowly changing and evolving the service and how it works for a number of years now. Relatively recently, Twitter announced to users that it was working on a way to allow them to still keep the short, brief status updates but to be able to “express more with 140 characters.” The company has announced another update in order to improve how customers can use the service, which is to remove @usernames from a Tweet’s character count.

Gadgets

Fossil Group bringing over 300 smartwatches this year, including many Android Wear 2.0 models

March 30, 2017 David Steele

Google delayed the release of Android Wear 2.0 and the Android Wear industry went through a desert with only a very small number of devices being announced and released. However, with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year we have seen a large number of manufacturers announcing new smartwatches, such as the Fossil Group, which owns a large number of different brands.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

HTC U smartphone with code-name ‘Ocean Note’ to debut with Sense 9.0 this April

March 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

HTC promised no more or less than three smartphones for quarter one of 2017. With one day remaining, we have just two, HTC U Ultra, HTC U Play and HTC One X10. Though HTC won’t deliver on the promise it made back in December, a new smartphone in that of the HTC U doesn’t seem to be far off.

Google News

In a bizarre tweet, Eric Schmidt teases Andy Rubin’s upcoming smartphone

March 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been hearing about a smartphone not powered by Android, but founded by Andy Rubin, who spent many years working at Google. During Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event yesterday, Eric Schmidt, the current Executive Chairman of Alphabet, sent out a tweet that hypes this rumored smartphone engineered by Andy Rubin.

Carrier News
Event Wrap-Ups

Samsung Unpacked 2017: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

March 29, 2017 David Steele

The industry has been talking about the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event that took place today for months. Samsung caught the headlines and the story has been fed by numerous leaks and official statements of pictures, videos, specifications and new features. We knew a lot about what to expect even before the Unpacked 2017 event, but Samsung still managed to surprise us. Here’s our full recap containing everything you need to know about.

Carrier News

Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8: Now available in stores near you!

March 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has announced its long-rumored and much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones that will replace last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models. The announcement was made in NYC at a private event earlier today. Each of the two phones offer a refreshed experience with upgraded internals and a modern design. With the pair, the South Korean manufacturer hopes to turn things around after perhaps the roughest six months in the company’s history that followed the launch [Read More]

Polls

Weekly Poll: Are you buying Samsung’s Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+?

March 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung concluded Unpacked 2017 earlier today, where the company announced the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and new gadget accessories. After reading all the overviews, specs, and insight, we want to know your thoughts. Will you be buying either a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+? If so, which one? If not, why?

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