Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

Good morning and congratulations on making it through another week. I had been planning on writing about some of the issues I had while writing my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review — specifically my bafflement that Samsung is once again asking reviewers like me to be beta testers. It’s inconceivable that the company didn’t realize there were issues … Read more

Apple’s ‘CarKey’ might let you unlock your car with your iPhone

Apple released the first beta of iOS 13.4 today, and it apparently has an unannounced feature that might let you unlock, lock, and start your car with your iPhone or Apple Watch, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The iOS 13.4 beta has references to a new “CarKey” API, according to 9to5Mac, which could let you hold your iPhone or … Read more

Snapchat May Soon Let Third-Party Apps Connect to User Accounts

Snap, the parent company of popular photo-sharing app Snapchat is reportedly working on a new feature that will let users control which third-party apps will have access to their accounts, the media reported. The latest beta version of Snapchat has a new feature category called “Connected Apps” whose description read: “These apps are connected to your Snapchat … Read more

iPhone 8 Could Let You Activate Siri via the Sleep/ Wake Button

As Apple is expected to do away with the physical Home button in its upcoming iPhone flagship, a developer has suggested that the Sleep/ Wake button in the soon-to-be-released device might activate Apple’s digital assistant Siri. In its iPhone models released till now, users could long press the iconic Home button to activate Siri. However, with … Read more

Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

One of the coolest features of Allo is the ability to bring Google Assistant into any conversation. Just type @google and you can ask Assistant questions like “What’s my schedule like today” or “Show me the latest Cars 3 trailer,” and it will happily oblige, saving you the trouble of opening Chrome or Calendar and … Read more

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Windows Store won’t let you play with Steam gamers

Continuing the trend of “Windows Store versions being demonstrably worse than their Steam counterparts,” Activision’s put out some disturbing news about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—namely, that the Windows Store version isn’t cross-play compatible with either the Steam version or the Xbox version. Wait, what? I thought the big draw for games in the Windows … Read more

YouTube adds new social features to let vloggers and fans connect

YouTube’s success as a video platform is built on three things: unlicensed music videos, clips of cats doing funny things, and vloggers. The latter group has always been powerful because it builds fanbases and communities, interacting with viewers and offering the sort of intimacy TV will never be able match. Now, to enhance the bonds … Read more

Twitter will soon let you use keyword filters to combat online harassment

Online harassment on Twitter has gotten so bad that some users opt to never read their mentions, while others are driven to log off the platform forever. Now, Twitter is addressing the problem with a new anti-harassment tool, according toBloomberg. Twitter is developing a feature that would allow users to filter out certain keywords from … Read more

Leak suggests Meizu M1E will let you control your car remotely

Meizu’s upcoming M1E smartphone – which will likely carry the Blue Charm E moniker in the company’s home country of China – will allow users to control their car remotely, according to a new leak. The leak suggests that M1E users will be able to unlock their car doors, control air-conditioning, as well as heat … Read more