THE COMING SOFTWARE APOCALYPSE

There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 times while a stranger was trying to break into her house. When he finally crawled into her … Read more

Apple teases nearly 60 new emoji coming to iOS and Mac this fall [Gallery]

Tomorrow marks World Emoji Day, and Apple is getting a head start on the festivities by detailing 59 new iOS emoji coming later this year. Apple says the new emoji characters will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch this fall. Headlining the new emoji are a variety of new disability-themed options, which … Read more

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on … Read more

Xiaomi Unveils Smart IRCTC SMS Feature That’s Coming Soon to MIUI

Xiaomi at an event on Monday launched its newest budget smartphone, the Redmi 4A, which is touted as a revamp of the popular Redmi 1S. Apart from the new design and bumped up specifications, Xiaomi at the Redmi 4A launch event revealed that its phones in India will soon get a new smart SMS feature, … Read more

Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi: 802.11ax

Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life. The new silicon uses an early version of IEEE 802.11ax, a specification designed to make wireless LANs more efficient and increase their performance as a … Read more

10 Windows 10 interface changes coming in the Creators Update

The next major upgrade for Windows 10, dubbed the Creators Update, will be released in April. It will add new programs for creating content (like new music composing and painting apps), but there will be many additions addressing the ways you interact with the core OS itself. Here are the most noteworthy, based on what’s … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still coming, mobile chief confirms

Back in 2011 Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note and created the phablet niche. Initially mocked, people soon realized a big-screen device is actually a great idea and the Note devices were soon some of the most sought-after on the market. But when the Galaxy Note7 went up in flames (pun intended) many suspected the lineup … Read more

Apple Pay’s adoption rate hits 35% mark in US; service coming to GAP next year

Apple has revealed that the adoption rate for its mobile payments service – Apple Pay – in the US has crossed the 35% mark, which translates into 4 million locations. The revelation was made by Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey. Bailey noted that the service’s adoption in the country jumped from 4% to 35% in … Read more