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Google Maps may soon offer parking suggestions

Google Maps can already tell you how congested your drive will be, but how about when you arrive? It looks like the app is about to give you at least a decent idea about the parking situation, thanks to a new feature spotted in the latest 9.44 beta by Android Police. Show More Summary uses augmented reality to help you find a new home

When it comes to looking for a new house, the process of browsing listings, visiting properties and more can become quite the chore. is looking to make things a bit easier on perspective home buyers with two new features for its Android app: Street Peek and Sign Snap. Show More Summary

Roku revamps its mobile app with improved ease of use

Roku is giving its mobile app a bit of a makeover for the new year. A revamped navigation toolbar resides at screen's bottom now, offering quick access to installed channels, app settings, tossing photos from your mobile device to your TV and remote control functionality. Show More Summary

Live video comes to Instagram Stories in the UK

While Facebook and Instagram are fundamentally different platforms, that doesn't mean they aren't taking inspiration from each other. About a month ago, Instagram adopted live video streaming, a feature that has been blowing up on Facebook, but it was only available to users in the US. Show More Summary

The death of Phones4u is still playing out

It's been nearly two and a half years since Phones4u folded, but the aftermath of the company's abrupt closure is still being felt. Thanks to a recent employment tribunal, 400 former staff have been awarded 12 weeks redundancy pay on the basis there was no consultation period ahead of the layoffs -- not unusual when a firm suddenly implodes. Show More Summary

ZTE's crowdsouced phone will pack dual cameras

ZTE has already confirmed that its crowdsourced Hawkeye phone will include showstopping features like eye tracking and a sticky case, but what about the nuts and bolts? Well, it's finally spilling the beans... and Hawkeye is a fairly powerful device for the money. Show More Summary

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Pro. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K video in a "log" or flat profile, a feature found on pricey cinema cameras like the Red Weapon. Show More Summary

Mastercard built a mobile marketplace for farmers in East Africa

More than two billion people across the world continue to stay unbanked. One of the biggest reasons for that exclusion is accessibility. In developing countries in particular, low-income groups tend to get left out of the fold because they don't have access to basic banking services. Show More Summary

Samsung's Galaxy S8 reportedly helps you talk to a doctor

Artificial intelligence might not be the Galaxy S8's only big software upgrade, it seems. SamMobile sources claim that S Health is about to get a revamp that helps you get in touch with doctors. Tie-ins with partners like Amwell andShow More Summary

LG is very proud that the G6 doesn't catch fire

What do you think the LG G6's tentpole feature will be? The extra-tall display? The slicker, not-so-modular design? Nope. If you ask LG right now, it's about... not blowing up. The company tells the Korea Herald that it will "significantly...Show More Summary

Report: Samsung Note 7 probe finds batteries caused fires

Samsung has concluded that the Galaxy Note 7's fires and explosions were caused by battery problems, not the phone's hardware or software, Reuters reports. The information comes from "a person familiar with the matter," rather than an official source, but Samsung will reportedly release the full results from its investigation on January 23rd. Show More Summary

China tells app stores to register with the government

China sees mobile app stores as an untamed frontier with too much free expression and rampant malware, and it's determined to put a stop to both. As of January 16th, the Cyberspace Administration of China will require that all app stores register with the government, ostensibly in a bid to improve security. Show More Summary

12 iPhone reviews in 3 minutes for its 10th anniversary

The iPhone turned 10 on Monday, forever changing the course of smartphone history. But even game-changing devices, like humans, have good years and bad years. Remember antenna-gate? What about all of those dongles? And that time Apple tried to make the 5c happen. Show More Summary

Run the Jewels include AR extras with 'RTJ3' physical editions

Killer Mike and El-P may have dropped the digital version of their highly-anticipated Run the Jewels 3 on Christmas Eve, but the duo is releasing the physical versions of the album today in the US (globally next week). As part of this...Show More Summary

Researchers warn peace sign photos could expose fingerprints

As if the constant data breaches that threaten to expose the one password you use for absolutely everything weren't enough, apparently you now need to start worrying about posting that cute selfie. The peace sign is many people's go-to...Show More Summary

Google turns Toontastic into a 3D storytelling app

Google Education has launched a 3D version of Toontastic, almost two years after Mountain View bought the company that created it. The new Toontastic stays true to the original version: it's still a storybook app, except now kids can work with 3D characters and environments. Show More Summary

Snapchat's new universal search bar is built for speed

While Snapchat has changed the way many people share photos and video on social media, the app's user interface is a little unintuitive in places and can be confusing for first-time users. To help Snapchatters navigate easier and find...Show More Summary

The Morning After: Friday, January 13th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Nintendo's new home-and-away console has been unveiled in Japan. While we haven't got to touch those unusual controllers just yet (that'll be later today), we've got prices, launch titles, and a bunch of features that sound like a Nintendo fan's wish list fulfilled. Show More Summary

Xiaomi boss says company has grown 'too fast'

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi won't be saying how many smartphones it sold in the last year. The company typically spins out its blockbuster phone sales, which easily demonstrated its growth over the years. It sold 7.2 million phones back in 2012, but by 2014 it sold 61 million units. Show More Summary

HTC will intro half as many smartphones this year

HTC may have taken a bolder approach in the smartphone world with its new U Ultra and U Play, but it's decided to play it safe with its roadmap for the rest of the year. After today's launch event in Taipei, I caught up with President...Show More Summary

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