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Dating app Bumble is putting networking ahead of romance

Bumble, a swipe-based dating app in the same vein of Tinder, is looking to offer its users a very different way to network.

The BBC's iPlayer Radio app is going global

The BBC's numerous radio stations have listeners the world over, not just Brits sitting down to their afternoon tea and crumpets. In fact, the English-language World Service station alone boasts a global audience of 66 million. Tapping...Show More Summary

People aren't buying privacy-focused smartphones

It looks as if the demand for smartphones that actively protect your privacy is significantly smaller than anyone expected. A lengthy investigation over at Forbes has looked into the troubles at Silent Circle and the news isn't good....Show More Summary

Samsung made a special edition Galaxy S7 Edge for Olympians

Samsung likes to trot out special editions of its flagship devices from time to time, and it's most recent is heading to the hands of Olympians bound for Rio. The Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition (whew!) is complete with the official colors of the event and that iconic interlocked rings logo. Show More Summary

'Final Fantasy VII' comes to Android

Final Fantasy VII, the classic role-playing game that brought 3D graphics to the series, has finally been released for Android devices. It's now on just about every major platform, as it arrived on Steam in 2013, hit iOS last August, and has been available on the PS4 since December, 2015. Show More Summary

iOS 10 preview: Apple's software takes a big step forward

Rumor has it Apple isn't going to reinvent the iPhone this year, but you definitely can't say the same about its software. iOS 10 was unveiled to the world late in the company's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, and for good reason -- there were many, many new software features to unpack. And now it's time to play. Show More Summary

Instagram adds tools to block your sweary mouth

Instagram is giving business users new tools to help moderate comments on posts automatically, thereby cutting down on the amount of amount of spam and abuse in the comments. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the new features are already rolling out, but average joes don't get access to the same options; it's only for business pages for now. Source: TechCrunch

Will LG's payment card succeed where others have failed?

A new report out of the Korea Herald revives the rumor that LG's going to try something different with its own foray into mobile payments. As we reported earlier this year, the company has been working on a system that uses a standalone digital credit card rather than an NFC chip inside your smartphone. Show More Summary

HTC's streetwear-inspired budget phone arrives in the US

HTC has brought one of the speckled, sportswear fashion-inspired Desire phones it launched in February stateside. It has released the Desire 530, in particular, which is the most affordable of the three devices in the line. The 530 is...Show More Summary

Samsung's highest profit in two years comes thanks to the S7

Samsung just had a great quarter, and it's all because people are snapping up Galaxy S7s. The Korean chaebol has revealed that it's expecting its second quarter operating profit to reach 8.1 trillion won ($7 billion), thanks to its smartphone business. Show More Summary

Samsung's world-first UFS memory cards are crazy fast

We've heard arguments for and against removable storage on smartphones, but we can all agree on the fact that the more the merrier. And we're not just talking about memory space here, as the speed becomes more crucial when it comes to capturing higher video resolutions on our smartphones and drones. Show More Summary

Facebook reveals open-source wireless platform, OpenCellular

OpenCellular is Facebook's open-source wireless access platform designed to provide internet to remote areas around the world. OpenCellular is roughly the size of a shoe box and it can support up to 1,500 people as far as 10 kilometers away with a range of connectivity options, including wireless services and everything from 2G to LTE. Show More Summary

Australian police urge 'Pokémon Go' players to pay more attention

Zealous new Pokémon Go trainers around the world are out catching 'em all, but a police station in Australia is warning against actually walking into the station just to nab the items that could be lurking there. Via: The Verge

Google Now on Tap translates languages in any app

You no longer have to select text or keep a mini-app running to translate text in your Android apps. Google is expanding Android Marshmallow's Now on Tap feature to support text translation from any screen. If you're looking at textShow More Summary

New Verizon plan offers 30 percent more data

Looks like the rumors were (mostly) true. Verizon is adding 30 percent more data to its existing tiers and new features that let you roll over your unused data to the next month and activate a Safety Mode. The carrier has also redesigned its mobile app to make it easier for customers to shop, manage data and pay bills.

Snapchat Memories saves your favorite moments

Just because Snapchat mostly revolves around disappearing messages doesn't mean you always want those snaps to go away. In fact the company wants to help you do just the opposite -- it's launching Memories, a feature that saves both snaps and Stories for posterity. Show More Summary

Huawei sues T-Mobile over 4G patents

It took a while, but Huawei finally has a response to T-Mobile's lawsuit from 2014. The Chinese mobile giant is suing T-Mobile US for allegedly violating 14 patents on 4G wireless technology. Supposedly, the Uncarrier rejected a 2014 offer to license the patents and brought talks to a halt until Huawei decided to sue this year. Show More Summary

Microsoft's take on Pinterest has you collecting real objects

As popular as Pinterest is, it's limited: with certain exceptions, you're really just collecting internet content. What if you have something cool to show off in the real world? The Microsoft Garage team wants to help. It just launched, a mobile-focused service (currently iPhone-only) that has you collecting real objects. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Drunk dogbot and VR music machine

Today on In Case You Missed It: An Osaka University robotics lab produced a dog robot that can run six miles per hour while being the most uncoordinated robot you've seen (that works), and the Soundstage app lets users set up a recording...Show More Summary

Nintendo hints at smartphone controller plans

Nintendo executives have dropped an unsubtle hint that it is working on a peripheral to enable people to play its action games on smartphones. At the firm's annual shareholders meeting, Shinya Takahashi said that his team have looked...Show More Summary

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