Motorola announces new Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play

April 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

We’ve been hearing rumors about new Moto E5 smartphones from Motorola dating back to early 2018. We were only expecting two new phones, but instead got three models for this year: Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play. The new low-end models will have to compete in a crowded market and are the successors to last year’s Moto E4 handsets.

Carrier News

New Verizon Smart Family app puts control in the hands of parents

April 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Now I know what you’re thinking. Is Droid Turf really going to report on a Verizon bloat app? Not exactly. A new app from US carrier Verizon has released today, but it won’t come pre-loaded on any carrier devices for now. There’s your sign of relief. Verizon Smart Family looks to be a surprisingly useful app from the carrier that gives parents all control over their kid’s smartphone usage.

Rumors, leaks, teasers
Google App Updates

Google Chrome 66 goes stable, stops auto-playing videos with audio by default

April 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google is continuing its roll out of updates with Google Chrome version 66, which has been in the developer channel but is now stable in the form of a big update. The new version has under-the-hood improvements like most updates with addition to a few spotlight features users will benefit from.

Carrier News

T-Mobile’s ONE Military Plan gives those who served a special discount

April 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

US carrier T-Mobile announced this week a new ONE Military Plan for those who served. Veterans will be able to take advantage of various discounts on the Magenta carrier moving ahead with nearly 50% off a family plan including taxes and fees being a big one.

Apps & Games
General News

Samsung made fun of the notch, but might soon embrace it

April 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

During its Unpacked 2018 event at MWC 2018, Samsung announced new flagships in Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Executives couldn’t help but to poke fun at Apple and other OEMs for adopting a display notch, though a new patent from the South Korean company shows they’ll consider one after all.

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