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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Evan Spiegel says Snap is redesigning Snapchat to make it easier to use and expects that it will be “disruptive to our business in the short term”   —  New version of the Android app also in the works  —  In today's earnings letter to Snap investors, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed …
Nov 7, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google announces Fast Pair, for Android 6 and higher, which will make Bluetooth pairing easier for devices that support the feature   —  But the convenience depends on accessory makers adopting it  —  Apple users are quickly growing accustomed to effortless wireless pairing between the iPhone …
Oct 31, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo launches new $199.99 Bolt Vox DVR, $179.99 Mini Vox with inbuilt voice search, and a remote control with voice search for recent, existing TiVo hardware   —  The voice remote is available separately for recent TiVo boxes  —  TiVo announced three new products this morning including two set-top boxes …
Oct 24, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon's Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses   —  Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with  —  The battle of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google.
Oct 11, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG V30 availability: Oct. 5 on Verizon, price TBD; Oct. 6 on AT&T for $810 or $27/month for 30 months; Oct. 13 on T-Mobile for $800 or $30/month for 24 months   —  Expect to pay around $800  —  The LG V30 now has a release date in the US.  Well, release dates is more accurate.
Sep 28, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google is buying part of HTC's smartphone team for $1.1 billion   —  About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google  —  Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it.  The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.
Sep 21, 2017, 2:20 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple Music for Android updated with user profiles, voice command support, Beats 1 app shortcut, recently played widget   —  Apple is updating its Apple Music app for Android with new features that are also debuting on iOS 11 today.  Social profiles are perhaps the biggest addition across Android …
Sep 19, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video, powered by A10X Fusion chip; preorders open Sept. 15 starting at $179, ships Sept. 22   —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …
Sep 12, 2017, 1:58 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to sunset Drive app for desktop, with support ending December 11 and full shutdown on March 12, 2018, to be replaced by newer apps   —  Google will end support on December 11th  —  The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post.
Sep 7, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile's unlimited data family plans with two or more lines now include free Netflix, following AT&T bundling free HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan   —  If you've got an unlimited data family plan at T-Mobile, you'll soon be getting free Netflix to go along with it.
Sep 6, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context

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