Category: Mobile

Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card

A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era. Today, cash is used less often, as more consumers...

Reelgood’s app for cord cutters adds 50+ services, personalized recommendations

Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find their next binge, is out today with its biggest update yet. The company has been developing its streaming guide...

Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls

Facebook Messenger could soon let you use your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a...

Why I'm now using Android and might skip the iPhone 8

(Image: ZDNet) I could forgive you for not reading this piece. This is exactly the kind of article I hate reading from other people, because of its introspective and...

Android security: Google patches dozens of dangerous bugs, including some in Oreo

Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices should soon be updated with the complete patch, which will arrive as part of the upgrade to Android Oreo. Image: Jason...

Ulefone T1 hands-on: A high-performing phone with nice-to-have extras

The Ulefone brand is a new name for me. Its website states that it is one of the biggest manufacturers of mobile devices and accessories in China. Its range of phones...

Android 8.0 Oreo: Google says it's looking into buggy Bluetooth audio problems

Google Pixel owners are among those reporting Bluetooth connection problems with Android 8.0 Oreo. (Image: James Martin/CNET) Early recipients of Android Oreo are...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The upgrade Note users are clamoring for

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official. Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at its Unpacked event in New York City on Aug. 23. The successor to the defunct Note 7...

iOS 11 'cop button': Shortcut disables your iPhone's Touch ID and calls SOS

Image: Kia/Twitter/Apple iOS 11 has a new safety feature that could help when your back’s against the wall. The iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor is great...

Google: Android 8.0 OTA updates will still work even when phones have no space

Seamless System Updates, introduced with Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, will be adding Streaming updates to address situations where devices lack space. Image: Josh...

Microsoft lays Windows Phone to rest

When Microsoft bought Nokia’s handset business for $7.2bn, it expected Windows Phone to be running on 15 percent of the world’s smartphones by 2018. Image:...

Apple users can now make App Store purchases with PayPal

(Image: PayPal) Apple on Wednesday said PayPal customers will soon be able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks purchases across iPhone, iPad, iPod...