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  • Instagram adds GIF support to its direct message platform
    on September 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

    There are fully fledged communication apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger that have a wide variety of functions and features like games, location sharing, stickers, and even sending payments. Then there's the "direct message" category, which is more of a supplementary messaging platform to compliment social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. Direct message isn't really something you'd want to use exclusively due to a lack of features, but Instagram is making it somewhat bearable by introducing GIF support on Instagram DMs. The Instagram app is... […]

  • Potential UPS website error shows iPhone XS delivery dates pushed to Monday
    on September 21, 2018 at 2:24 am

    This isn't the news you want to see if you ordered your iPhone XS at 12:01 AM PST and expected to have it arrive Friday. A number of new iPhone shipments processed through UPS are showing delivery dates pushed back to Monday, though the carrier in some cases is claiming the estimate is an error. […]

  • Here's a video walkthrough of Android Pie on the Galaxy S9
    on September 21, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Just a couple of days ago, an early build of Android Pie was running on the Galaxy S9+ and XDA-Developers shared screenshots outlining some of the changes. Today, XDA-Developers shared a slightly newer build running on the Galaxy S9 and is showing the changes in a video walkthrough. The build is running on an AT&T Galaxy S9 variant and the video has the presenter walking us through the interface and going through the apps, many of which have a dark theme. The notification shade is also different with the same dark theme and rounded corners of the cards. Quick Toggles look different... […]

  • HMD Global is holding an event in London on October 4, announcing a new smartphone
    on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    HMD Global has started sending out invites for an event it's holding on October 4 in London. As you can see from the invite below, a new smartphone will be announced on that occasion. No other clues are available in the invite, but it's easy to assume that we'll be seeing the oft-leaked Nokia 7.1 Plus make its global debut. Sure, this could also be when the much anticipated but still not real Nokia 9 sees the light of day, especially after Samsung's already revealed its storage options earlier this month. We'll have to wait and see. Although HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8... […]

  • User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    The physical user guide that ships with all iPhone XS devices includes prominent mention of Apple's extremely delayed AirPower, suggesting the company's plans to launch the wireless charger this month changed at the last minute. […]

  • First iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 sales commence in Australia & New Zealand
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are finally available to buy at retail, with stores in Australia and New Zealand among the first outlets to put Apple's latest smartphones on sale for eager customers. […]

  • Eager customers line up for iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 as first shipments arrive
    on September 20, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    It's Friday in some parts of the world and that means Apple's iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 are about to go on sale at the company's retail stores. As in years past, customers started queuing up overnight to be among the first to get their hands on the hot new devices, while others have taken receipt of their early orders. […]

  • Amazon announces new range of Echo Companion Devices
    on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Along with four new Echo devices, Amazon has also launched five new Echo Companion Devices. These are the Echo Sub, Echo Input, Echo Link, Echo Link Amp and Echo Wall Clock. Echo Sub is a subwoofer that is designed to work with your existing Echo devices. The Sub features a down-firing 6-inch subwoofer with 100W of power and pairs wirelessly with any existing Echo or Echo Plus. You can either pair a single Echo/Echo Plus with the Sub or two of them for a 2.1 speaker set where each of the Echo/Echo Plus become individual stereo speakers. The Echo Sub is priced at $129.99. Echo... […]

  • All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development
    on September 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with details on Chris Evans' straight-to-series drama. […]

  • Amazon announces new Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Auto
    on September 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Amazon has announced a slew of new Echo devices, including a new Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Auto. The new Echo Dot moves away from the plasticky design of the previous model to a new fabric design that comes in three colors. The new model also includes a new speaker that is claimed to sound louder and richer. Rest of the functionality remains the same, as does the price at $49.99. New Echo Dot The new Echo Plus features similar upgrades, with a new fabric design and an upgraded 3-inch speaker with stronger bass and clearer mids and highs. The new model will be... […]

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