Apple will add new iPhone parental control features to tackle child smartphone addiction

Apple has vowed to introduce new parental control features to iPhones and other iOS devices. These tools will help parents control and limit phone use in order to prevent child smartphone addiction. 
Cupertino’s declaration comes as a response to a public letter published by two major shareholders who urged the tech giant to investigate the negative effects of excessive smartphone use with younger users and take direct action against it. 
An Apple spokesperson issued the following statement to Bloomberg:

We think …


Xiaomi to add iPhone X-like "full display gestures" to Mi MIX and Redmi 5 series phones

Xiaomi is testing new gesture controls for some of its smartphone models. The so-called “full display gestures” have been included in the latest beta build of MIUI 9, the company’s custom Android-based firmware.
Swiping up from the bottom of the display will get you to the home screen. Add a short pause to the same motion and you’ll activate the “Recents” screen. Lastly, swiping from the left or right of the screen to the middle will return you to a previous page. 
It looks like Xiaomi has drawn inspiration …

Microsoft soon to add location sharing feature to SwiftKey keyboard app

When it rains it pours, and that’s what SwiftKey users must think as well seeing that developers push out new updates like there’s no tomorrow. It’s only been a few days since we reported on the last changes the keyboard app gained, and it looks like there’s another update coming to Android devices.

A handful of new features and improvements are expected to hit SwiftKey for Android very soon, but if you’re already using the beta version of the app, you’ll be able to test them out beginning today.

Among the highlights of the update, the team behind SwiftKey …

Twitter to add a 'save for later' feature called Bookmarks

So let’s say you have received a tweet from your cousin’s best friend’s dental hygienist’s step son. In other words, it isn’t an urgent bit of communications and in fact, you’d rather save it to read later. Right now, hitting the “Like” button is the only way to save the tweet, and by clicking on “Like,” you might be giving a false impression about how you feel about this particular tweet.

Twitter has come up with a new feature called “Bookmarks” that will appear in the lists on the sidebar. In a demo that Twitter demonstrated last month, the user pressed the “…” icon and clicked on ‘add …

Slap a skin on it: Fabuwrap will add grip and unique style to your iPhone X

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When it comes to smartphone protection, there are plenty of cases out there to pick from. What 90% of them have in common is that you have to sacrifice your phone’s slim profile in order to get the benefits of protecting it from drops and bumps.

But there are a lot of people out there that don’t want to ruin their phone’s profile. Especially …

Google releases Chrome 62 on Android to fix major vulnerabilities, add some new features

After a short beta testing phase, Google released Chrome version 62 for Android devices. The new update for the mobile browser patches some security vulnerabilities discovered recently and brings some visual changes that are meant to better fit the Android design language.

So, for the most important part, this update includes fixes for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerabilities. This severe exploit made all platforms vulnerable, but devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and newer were the easiest to attack.

Apparently, WPA2, the encryption standard that secures WiFi …

Instagram now allows you to add a pal to your live broadcast

Remember when Instagram’s main purpose in life was to share a photographic account of what you had for lunch or dinner? But now there is so much more to the social media app than pictures and videos of open faced turkey sandwiches and sushi. In fact, Instagram today announced a new way for users to broadcast live along with a friend. The whole process is rather easy and it all starts while you are doing a live feed. To start, tap the camera icon in the top left of the screen, or if in “Feed,” swipe to the right. Tap on “Live” at the bottom left of the screen, and start your live Instagram broadcast.

To …

LG V30 navbar customization: how to change color scheme, rearrange and add buttons

Navbar customization once used to be a feature reserved for the realm of Android rooting and custom ROMs, but this is not strictly the case anymore! With the number of OEMs allowing users to customize the navigational bars on their phones, to some degree at least, this feature is slowly, but surely, creeping its way into the mainstream. And that’s just awesome, we think!

The brand new LG V30, like the G6 before it, makes no exception to this trend and grants users this simple, yet oft overlooked, freedom. Planning to get your hands on the V30 soon? Well then, here’s …

SwiftKey for Android soon to add GIF search support, new languages

SwiftKey is about to get one new feature and support for more languages on Android. The new content is already being tested in the beta channel and should be made available to a larger audience very soon.

The main highlight of the upcoming update is GIF search support. The team behind SwiftKey improved its keyboard app with GIF support, as well as new keyboard shortcuts back in June, so the next update should improve on some of the features added less than two months ago.

As the title says, SwiftKey Beta for Android has support for seven new languages like …