Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month
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Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month

Like the major telecom providers, Google recognizes that people are spending more time on their phones during the coronavirus pandemic. To help meet that demand, Google Fi is doubling the data its customers can use before they are downgraded to 2G sp… Continue Reading…

The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming
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The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming

The original iPad came out on April 3rd, 2010, at a time when most smartphone manufacturers were making the awkward transition from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreen-only devices. Apple sold 1 million iPads in that first month, and by the end of 2… Continue Reading…

FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls
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FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls

The US government's quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else fa… Continue Reading…

Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to stop Zoombombing
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Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to stop Zoombombing

Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwords to enter calls via Meeting ID, as these may be guessed or reused. Meanwhile, it will change virtual waiting rooms to be on by default so …

ZmURL customizes Zoom link previews with images & event sites
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ZmURL customizes Zoom link previews with images & event sites

Sick of sharing those generic Zoom video call invites that all look the same? Wish your Zoom link preview’s headline and image actually described your meeting? Want to protect your Zoom calls from trolls by making attendees RSVP to get your link? ZmURL.com has you covered. Launching today, ZmURL is …

This Week in Apps: Zoom has issues, Pinterest founder’s new COVID-19 research app, record Q1 spending
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This Week in Apps: Zoom has issues, Pinterest founder’s new COVID-19 research app, record Q1 spending

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of …

Apple hints at item-tracking AirTags in support video
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Apple hints at item-tracking AirTags in support video

You don't have to rely on rumors or buried code to know that Apple is working on a tracking tag — the company has inadvertently spoiled its plans. Appleosophy spotted an Apple support video (unsurprisingly removed) that hints at offline Find My… Continue Reading…

Google's AI can replicate your photos in the style of iconic paintings
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Google’s AI can replicate your photos in the style of iconic paintings

There are loads of apps out there that use filters to turn your photos into works of art. You can give your selfie a delicate watercolor feel, for example, or ramp up the colors and composition to create a frenzied portrait of your pet. Now, thanks t… Continue Reading…

Is the NookPhone good or bad for your Animal Crossing island?
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Is the NookPhone good or bad for your Animal Crossing island?

No, you're not hallucinating and this isn't a late April Fool's joke. That is in fact, the NookPhone from Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the top of this post. It's safe to say that the game has really taken off in the two weeks sinc… Continue Reading…

T-Mobile family plans will include Quibi free for one year
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T-Mobile family plans will include Quibi free for one year

Just yesterday, T-Mobile finally completed its Sprint merger. Today, it has more big news. When Quibi launches on April 6th, T-Mobile customers on the Magenta family plan will get a free year of the mobile-first video service. After a year of both fr… Continue Reading…