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Android Pay Is Now Google Pay

Google is unifying its payment systems under one brand to make the checkout experience across its platforms simpler and more consistent.

Swype Keyboard Android and iOS Apps Discontinued

The app once referred to as the 'grand-daddy of swiping keyboards' is going away.

Pixel Owners Report Battery Life, Overheating Problems

The problems appear to be related to Google's February security patch.

Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 to Support 3D Emoji

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will support Apple Animoji-esque 3D emoji, according to reports.

Google Trials 'Promising' System for Locating 911 Callers

During the trial, a 'random sample of 911 callers using an Android smartphone' had their devices' location data sent directly to dispatchers.

Verizon Adds $30 Monthly Prepaid Option With 500MB of Data

Meanwhile, Verizon is making its unlimited prepaid plan more attractive with the addition of 3G mobile hotspot capabilities and a new, lower price.

Don't Be Afraid of Huawei and ZTE

U.S. intelligence officials say they don't want people to use Huawei or ZTE phones, but we don't think their claims have merit. Here's why.

Google's Project Fi Get New Perks for Travelers

The service now includes data coverage in 170 countries and territories.

Best Buy Pulls Bogus Huawei Mate 10 Pro Reviews

'This phone is best! I have a iPhone X, but I will switch to Huawei m10!' wrote one user who likely never even held the phone.

Snapchat-Like Stories Arrive in Google Mobile Search Results

If you're familiar with Snapchat or Instagram stories, Google's version works pretty much the same way.

Initial Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks Look Pretty Good

The chipset in the Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a 20-40 percent increase in web browsing performance over the Galaxy S8.

Google Maps Teardown Reveals Battery Stats Sharing

Soon tracking someone's location in real-time using Google Maps could include knowing if their phone is about to die.

MWC Is More Than Just a Samsung Showcase

While US journalists will be freaking out over the Samsung Galaxy S9, most MWC attendees will be focused on 5G, AI, and the Internet of Things, says GSMA marketing chief Michael O'Hara.

Here's a Look At The 157 Emojis Arriving This Year

The Unicode Consortium approved a batch of superhero and supervillain emojis, along with new animal icons.

Amazon Nixes Lock-Screen Ads on Prime Exclusive Phones

A Wednesday update will disable the ads, but that means pricier phones going forward.

Botched NWS Test Triggers Fake Tsunami Warning

People along the East Coast and other areas received the bogus push notification from AccuWeather today, though the company blamed the National Weather Service for the blunder.

After Carrier Drama, Huawei Mate 10 Pro Up for Pre-Order

You can't get the Mate 10 Pro through a carrier like AT&T or Verizon, but you can now pre-order the unlocked version via Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers for $799.99.

Chinese Man Admits to Trafficking Fake Apple Devices Into US

Jianhua 'Jeff' Li admitted to conspiring with others to traffic more than 40,000 counterfeit Apple devices, including iPads and iPhones, into the US between 2009 and 2014.

2018 iPhones Expected to Use Intel Modems Exclusively

Qualcomm's legal battles with Apple mean the company's modems probably won't be used in new iPhone models this year.

MWC Americas Becomes a Little More Like CES

This year's MWC Americas trade show has some big names exhibiting, and is expanding to new product areas.

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