Ouch – Samsung roasted by President Obama


Samsung must feel like everyone is just piling on now regarding all of the trouble they have had with the Galaxy Note 7. From a continuous litany of explosive puns and digs directed at the company to lawsuits to the financial impact of the failed product launch, Samsung cannot seem to get out in front of the issue. Now they find themselves the target of a shot from none other than President Obama. Read more

Samsung facing class-action lawsuits in U.S., Korea over Galaxy Note 7


As Samsung tries to bring the whole Galaxy Note 7 incident to a close, it looks like they have some new issues to contend with. Given the nature of today’s society it should be no surprise that Samsung is now facing legal challenges from customers. According to new reports, one proposed class-action suit has been filed in the U.S. and another is pending in South Korea. Read more

G Suite gets more updates to help your team get things done


Last month Google announced the rebranding of their Google for Work platform to G Suite and rolled out some new machine intelligence powered enhancements to tools like Docs, Sheets and Slides. Google is wasting no time in trying to continue their move into the enterprise with the G Suite platform and today announced five new improvements intended to help teams and their workflows. Read more

Google releases new Wallpapers app from Pixel Launcher as standalone app for all devices


If you have not yet gotten your hands on a new Pixel smartphone from Google or tried out the leaked Pixel Launcher, you may still be able to get a taste of it thanks to a new app released by Google. The app is called Wallpapers and does what you might imagine from the name – helps you choose and manage wallpapers on your Android device. The best part for Android fans is that is runs on Android 4.1 or higher, so you do not need the Pixel Launcher or even Android 7.0 Nougat, though only some features work with the latest version of Android. Read more

Get ready to take flight with help from Google


In years past Google has made a point to roll out some enhancements to their services in connection with the holiday travel season and this year appears to be no different. In a post today, Google revealed they have made some new improvements to the Google Flights service to help consumers find great deals for their airline trips and they have tweaked the hotel search feature in the Google Search app as well. Read more

Sony’s ForwardWorks to bring at least five games to mobile devices


Earlier this year Sony launched a new subsidiary to start work on transitioning some of their biggest titles from their console lineup to mobile devices. The subsidiary, ForwardWorks, has committed to bringing at least five titles from the Sony portfolio of games to both the iOS and Android platforms according to an announcement from Sony today. The titles will be released no later than March 2018 if ForwardWorks sticks to their plans. Read more

Google watches to launch in Q1 of 2017 with Android Wear 2.0


Fall has not been a pleasant time of year in 2016 for smartwatch fans who were hoping for an update to their existing Android Wear devices or who might be interested in what Google has to offer. First, several of Google’s large partners who produce smartwatches – companies like LG, Huawei and Lenovo – all announced they were stopping plans to release any new devices for the balance of 2016. Then at the end of September, upon the release of beta 3 of Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the public rollout would be delayed until 2017. Thanks to a tip from Evan Blass, things may finally being turning around to a more positive note. Read more

New images of Huawei Mate 9 surface, reveal curved edge model


Time is getting short in 2016 for any manufacturers that still want to introduce a new smartphone to their lineups. One company planning to release a phone late in the year is Huawei which is slated to reveal their new Mate 9 at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3rd. New renders of the Mate 9 and some insider information suggest two versions of the Mate 9 will be announced with one of them getting a curved edge display similar to what Samsung has been doing with some of their devices. Read more

New study says Verizon and AT&T make over $600 million in overage fees annually


One of T-Mobile’s early Uncarrier moves, and a point that John Legere continues to raise with regard to his competition, was to do away with overage charges for customers. Instead of charging customers extra when they exceed their purchased data limit, T-Mobile users see their speeds throttled to a slower rate. Sprint followed soon after and this past summer both Verizon and AT&T rolled out new plans that let users avoid overage charges in exchange for throttled speeds. A new study looked at both how lucrative the old plans were for carriers and whether it makes sense for users to switch. Read more