New 5GE Coming To Phones Is Still In Development

AT&T is getting some pushback for what most industry insiders are calling a misleading indicator. It has started to appear on many new smartphones including both Androids and iPhones. With the latest update, a growing number of customers are now seeing a “5G E” indicator on their 4G phones, which leads to a momentary surge of excitement, leading customers to …

Security Issue Causes Apple To Disable Group Facetime Temporarily

Apple’s latest iOS release contained a feature that wowed and excited its massive user base.  Group FaceTime.  It was heralded as ‘the next Big Thing’ in the Apple ecosystem. Unfortunately, there are problems, and the company has been forced to temporarily disable the feature while they wrestle with a major security flaw. A bug in the code allows anyone to …

Privacy Advocates Win With Biometric Mobile Device Ruling 

A recent court ruling handed privacy advocates a big, and much needed win.  Prior to the ruling, law enforcement officials were in the habit of compelling “persons of interest” to unlock their phones via their face scan or fingerprint so that investigators could examine it. A US judge has now ruled that this is unacceptable, even in cases where there …

High Quality Photos May Affect Facial Recognition On Some Phones

One of the exciting new features offered by the latest smartphones is facial recognition, which allows users to unlock their devices simply by looking at them.  On paper, it’s a great feature and incredibly convenient, but there’s a problem. The issue was uncovered by a non-profit group called the Dutch Consumentenbond, which tested more than a hundred smartphones offered by …

Apple Music Will Soon Play Nice With Amazon Echo

Apple doesn’t tend to share well with other corporations, but they have made a few efforts to expand their services to the platforms of their competitors.  You can, for instance, download Apple Music onto an Android device or on Sonos Speakers. Soon, you’ll be able to access Apple Music on your Amazon Echo. The rollout is slated to begin the …

Having Issues With Your iPhone X Touchscreen?

If you own an iPhone X and have been experiencing problems with the touch responsiveness of your display, you’re not alone.  Apple has acknowledged that faulty components in an unspecified number of iPhone X’s may cause the display module to fail.  In response, they’ve launched a new program to replace affected screens for free. If you’ve been experiencing any issues …

Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

If you own Apple devices that use iOS, watchOS, tvOS, or macOS, there’s good news.  The company just released major updates for all of those. They’re available right now, and here are a few of the highlights: For iOS 12.1, the big changes are as follows: Group Face Time, with support for audio and video calls with up to 32 …

iOS Gmail Users Will Be Able To Access Multiple Accounts

Earlier this year, Google introduced a new and improved Gmail that gave users virtually unlimited customization options. In addition to that, it included some exciting new AI-based features that cut down on repetitive tasks and made email management significantly easier. These advancements are important in this day and age, given the sheer volume of messages most of us tend to …

Some iOS Users Report Call Issues After Latest Update

This hasn’t been a great month for two of the titans of tech.  Both Apple and Microsoft have been plagued with bug-riddled updates to their operating systems.  In Apple’s case, their new iOS 12 had to be patched just three weeks after its release because of all the bugs the company’s burgeoning user base discovered almost immediately after updating. Unfortunately, …

Apple Update Fixes A Number Of Issues with iOS12

The new iOS 12 was released just three weeks ago, but security flaws have already been discovered. Some of them are quite serious. This event prompted Apple to release the first update to the OS. The 12.0.1 update is available to all users with iOS 12.  If you’re not set up to receive automatic updates, just go to Settings – …