Phones
Verizon confirms the next Galaxy Note will have 5G  THE VERGE · 2 hours
If you follow phones, this won’t be surprising to hear — the next Galaxy Note, presumably called the... more
NSA reportedly recommends retiring phone surveillance program - CNET  CNET · 4 hours
Program that analyzed Americans' calls and texts has become too burdensome, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. more
LG to halt phone manufacturing in South Korea for 2019 - CNET  CNET · 4 hours
LG is reportedly moving production to one of its existing factories in Vietnam. more
Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock  TechCrunch · 5 hours
The Galaxy Fold has been the most polarizing product I can recall having reviewed. Everyone who saw it wanted to play with the long-promised smartphone paradigm shift. The results, on the other hand, were far more... more
Take a look at Spigen’s Galaxy Fold prototype cases  THE VERGE · 5 hours
Although major design flaws with the Galaxy Fold have forced Samsung to delay its launch indefinitely, smartphone accessories... more
Apple Gets Top Marks on 'Tech Support Showdown' List  MacRumors · 8 hours
Apple continues to dominate when it comes to customer support, according to Laptop Mag's annual tech support showdown,... more
Apple 'plotted' to hurt Qualcomm years before it sued the company - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
The iPhone maker detailed some of its plans in documents shown during Qualcomm's opening arguments in court. more
Put down your iPhone, Apple chief suggests  Sky News · 11 hours
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told a summit that the company doesn't want customers to spend all of their time on its devices. more
Google Fit Launches on iPhone With Apple Health and Apple Watch Integration  MacRumors · 11 hours
Over four years after debuting on Android, and following a significant redesign last year, Google Fit is now available on iOS. The fitness tracking... more
Google Fit comes to iOS  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Google today announced that Google Fit, the company’s fitness tracking app that launched on Android back in 2014, is now available on iOS. It definitely took Google a while to bring the app to iOS. Until today, the... more
Report: LG suspending smartphone production in Korea where it manufactures flagship devices  9to5Google · 12 hours
With profits declining in recent years, things are looking rough for LG. Today, a report claims that LG is suspending smartphone production in its... more
Audible now offers live customer service through Alexa devices  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Alexa devices just got a new use case: live customer service help. This morning, Amazon’s e-book company Audible announced the first live customer service experience on Alexa devices, activated through... more
iPhone XR continues to dominate US smartphone sales, says CIRP  9to5Mac · 13 hours
The latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests that the iPhone XR continues to... more
Sesame Street Muppets want you to put away your phones during dinner - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
Sesame Street and Common Sense team up to teach kids that meals are for talking to each other instead of... more
LG Display Calls for Patience in 2019 as Weak Smartphones, OLED Costs Weigh  Gadgets 360 · 15 hours
LG Display on Wednesday said OLED R&D costs and stalled smartphone growth will likely translate into a weak 2019, after the Apple... more
iFixit Teardown of Samsung Galaxy Fold Reveals Likely Design Flaw  MacRumors · 15 hours
iFixit today published its teardown of Samsung's Galaxy Fold, offering more details on a potential flaw... more
The leader of the Time Well Spent movement has a new crusade  THE VERGE · 16 hours
Tristan Harris’ first big idea for the tech industry, the Time Well Spent movement, was an outsized success. Today, he unveiled the sequel —... more
iFixit’s Galaxy Fold teardown reveals its biggest design flaw  THE VERGE · 17 hours
Though it’s not technically the first time we’ve seen the innards of the now-delayed Samsung Galaxy Fold, iFixit’s... more
Redmi Y2 to Get Android 9 Pie Update, Xiaomi Clarifies  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Redmi Y2 will be getting the Android 9 Pie update, Xiaomi has stated. The phone currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. more
Apple Pay launches in Austria with two supporting banks, more coming soon  9to5Mac · 18 hours
As rumored, Apple Pay has indeed launched today in Austria. The supporting banks are Erste Sparkasse and N26, across Maestro, Mastercard and Visa debit... more
Nokia 9 Users Report In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Issue, HMD Global Investigating  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Nokia 9 users are complaining that their in-screen fingerprint sensor is accepting any unregistered fingerprint to unlock the phone. more
Redmi Y3 Packs an AI-Powered Dual Rear Camera Setup: Live Updates  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 are all set to launch in India today. The Redmi smartphone launch is scheduled to begin at 12pm (Noon) and will... more
Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 to Launch in India Today: Live Updates  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 are all set to launch in India today. The Redmi smartphone launch is scheduled to begin at 12pm (Noon) and will... more
Galaxy Fold loss could help other foldable phones - CNET  CNET · 20 hours
Commentary: Foldable phones just took another hit -- it's likely rivals are taking notes. more
Another Galaxy Fold screen bites the dust -- literally - CNET  CNET · 23 hours
A reviewer's phone has a problem with dust getting under the foldable screen, creating issues. more
New Sesame Street-themed PSA encourages kids to reduce mobile device use  TechCrunch · 1 day
Device addiction plagues us all — even Apple CEO Tim Cook. But children with phones and tablets are even more susceptible to the lures of apps... more
Kerf’s sustainable wooden wireless chargers are cheaper for Verge readers  THE VERGE · 1 day
Compared to most companies, Kerf takes a more sustainable approach to making phone accessories: it fashions... more
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'not confident' US will pass smart regulation for tech - CNET  CNET · 1 day
During a panel discussion Tuesday, the iPhone maker's CEO continues to push privacy, encryption and environmental issues. more
How to use Google Voice  THE VERGE · 1 day
Google Voice is one of those services of which people tend to say, “Is that still around? Does anyone still use it?” But don’t be fooled... more
Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone  TechCrunch · 1 day
Tim Cook thinks people should get off their iPhones and decrease their engagement with apps. The Apple CEO, speaking at the TIME 100 Summit today, was discussing the addictive nature... more
Samsung delays launch of folding phone after screen failures  CBC · 1 day
The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run... more
7 unexpectedly cool things with built-in wireless charging pads - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Qi whiz! You'll never believe where these phone-charging pads are showing up. more
Verizon's profits surge as 5G shift tiptoes forward - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Verizon is still adding wireless subscribers, but traditional phone customers are declining. more
Samsung Galaxy Fold Delay a Crucial Test for the Company, Analysts Warn  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Samsung is "facing its biggest test ever", analysts said Tuesday after it delayed the release of its $2,000 foldable phone over screen problems. more
Mom wants you to put your phone down more than flowers, report says - CNET  CNET · 2 days
OpenTable is offering rewards to those who don't look at their phones while dining out on Mother's Day. more
Verizon's profits surge as it waits for 5G - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Verizon is still adding wireless subscribers, but traditional phone customers are declining, as the company prepares for what's next in wireless. more
OnePlus 7 Pro launch event set for May 14th  THE VERGE · 2 days
OnePlus is preparing to launch the OnePlus 7 series of phones on May 14th in what it says... more
Five of the most disastrous product launches  Sky News · 2 days
Samsung has decided to delay the launch of its new Galaxy Fold smartphone after reviewers experienced breakages within days of receiving the device. more
LG X4 (2019) With 16-Megapixel AI Camera, 5.7-Inch Display Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
LG has launched a new smartphone called the LG X4 (2019), which comes with support for Hi-Fi Quad DAC and packs a 16-megapixel rear... more
Black Friday
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'not confident' US will pass smart regulation for tech - CNET
CNET
Huawei P30 Pro's bonkers periscope camera shown in YouTube teardown video - CNET
CNET
Google has made it possible for any third-party accessory to have an ‘assistant’ key
9to5Google
Vector graphics app Vectornator gets redesign + new features after going free, Mac app soon
9to5Mac
Huawei P30 Pro Survives Bend Test, Fingerprint Sensor Seen to Work Even After Scratches
Gadgets 360
Should iPhone owners envy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage
9to5Mac
Google Stadia: How might Google’s cloud gaming platform affect the gaming phone market? [Video]
9to5Google
Apple iPhones get recycled in this secretive lab. Now it's opening up - CNET
CNET
Why Galaxy Fold screens are having a meltdown and what you should do if you bought one - CNET
CNET
Anker Roav Bolt adds a dedicated Google Assistant mic to any car for $50, available now
9to5Google
Latest ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ video features stunning nature clips shot by three film directors
9to5Mac
Samsung Galaxy Fold Impressions Roundup: The future of smartphones seems better than expected
9to5Google
Apple highlights iPad Pro power and portability in fun new ad and how-to videos
9to5Mac
Why NASA wants you to point your smartphone at trees
THE VERGE
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Plans to Step Back, Confirms iPhone Production Will Begin in India
MacRumors
iPhone X production in India to begin in July, latest models to follow – local report
9to5Mac
How to use Google Home to activate Do Not Disturb on your Android smartphone
9to5Google
Huawei P30 Pro review: Seriously stretching smartphone camera capabilities [Video]
9to5Google
Pixel 3 users on AT&T are experiencing issues connecting to LTE
9to5Google
US release dates confirmed for Samsung Galaxy Fold, pre-orders begin tomorrow
9to5Google
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