Google Files Go is now a smarter file manager

Released to the public in late 2017, Google’s Files Go file manager is now better and smarter than ever, thanks to a new update that brings three enhanced features to it – according to Google, these have been implemented based on user feedback. 
Files Go now has an improved search system that’s akin to Google’s web search. The app’s search feature now includes autocomplete, instant results, search history, and filters. All these work offline, so you can easily find files on your device at any time. 
 
Furthermore, the latest …


Streaming music provider iHeartMedia files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Saddled with $20 billion in debt, iHeartMedia today announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and is reorganizing its financial obligations. The company, which streams music online, also owns 850 radio stations and promotes concerts. Under Chapter 11, a company is protected from creditors seeking repayment of debt while it reorganizes. The media giant has reached an agreement in principle with holders of $10 billion of its debt, which will halve iHeartMedia’s debt load to $10 billion when it emerges from bankruptcy in the future.

Currently, the iHeartRadio app is …

Fix is coming to allow Windows 10 Mobile users to open PDF files on Edge

The mobile Edge browser is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile as you might have suspected. There is plenty to like about the mobile version of the default browser found on Windows 10 PCs. Buttery smooth pinch-to-zoom and the ability to sync with Edge on your desktop or laptop have made the mobile version of Edge a favorite of many. But Windows 10 Mobile users have had a big issue with the app; it has stopped loading PDF files.

On the Microsoft Community forum, there are 14 pages of threads from Windows 10 Mobile users complaining about this bug. Apparently, the latest update …

Music streamer Spotify files for an IPO; company could be valued as high as $23 billion

With 71 million paid subscribers, and 88 million listening to an ad-supported free tier of service, Spotify is the world’s largest streamer of music. Spotify might not hold that position forever, which is why the company has decided that now is the time to file for an IPO (Initial Public Offering). In second place is Apple Music, which has garnered a total of 36 million paid subscribers and is projected to surpass Spotify in the U.S. by this summer. Apple does not have a free ad supported tier of service although it does offer a free three-month trial.

One of the bad things about going public, …

The company behind the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy

It appears that Finnish company Turing Robotics is in deep financial troubles if we are to believe the latest reports coming from Finland. After announcing a $1 billion deal with Potevio, a company owned by the Chinese state, for the distribution of the Turing Phone in the biggest smartphone market, TRI (Turing Robotics Industries) has now filed for bankruptcy.

A Finnish newspaper reports creditors have filed a claim with the company in 2017 and all movable property belonging to the company has already been seized.

Although everyone hoped TRI will start to deliver the Turing Phone …

Google updates Files Go file manager with support for tablets and SD cards

Google has just announced its new file manager for Android devices, Files Go has been updated with a few new features. First off, the app now features support for tablets, so if you’ve wanted to use Files Go on a larger screen, you’ll be able to do that after updating to the latest version.

Then, SD card support has been added as well, which means you’ll now be able to see files stored on your SD card if you’re using one. Another new feature included in the update is the option to open files in other apps.

With the latest version Files Go, users can customize which apps open their …

Sprint parent SoftBank files for $18 billion IPO of its mobile phone division

SoftBank, the Japanese telecom company that owns 80% of U.S. carrier Sprint, is considering an IPO that would spin off the company’s mobile phone unit. The offering would be made on the Tokyo, London and other overseas stock exchanges, and will allow the company to raise the equivalent of $18 billion. After the offering, the mobile phone unit will still be under SoftBank’s control. However, SoftBank will have a large pile of cash to use for investments in foreign IT companies, according to Reuters.

The IPO would offer 30% of SoftBank’s mobile phone unit and the company would keep the remaining …

Google's Files Go are now out of beta, download it here

Interestingly enough, Google did not have a dedicated file manager for Android up until a few weeks ago, when we heard of Files Go, a new app that is designed to be used as a files hub for Android devices, but mostly intended for the new lightweight Android Go edition of the OS. At first, it was an unreleased beta, but with the release of the latter to developers and manufacturers earlier today, Files Go also escaped its “beta” constraints and is now available for just about everyone on the Play Store.
Files Go hasn’t scored any new groundbreaking feature …

Apple files for patent on flexible iPhone display

The USPTO has released a copy of Apple’s application seeking a patent on a flexible iPhone screen. The display would be able to open and close like a book, folding on a center axis. As recently as last month, we told you that Apple is looking to partner with LG on the production of the Gumby-esque screen. Why LG? Why not Samsung? Those are good questions. Heck, we even thought of them ourselves. The answer is a lot less complicated than you might expect. Apple is concerned that Samsung’s display division might not be able to keep its mouth shut and pass the word over to the Samsung division in …

Apple gets warrant to turn over files inside Texas church shooter's iPhone SE

Back near the beginning of the month, Apple reportedly spoke with the FBI about unlocking the iPhone that belonged to Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. As we told you back on November 8th, Apple told the FBI that after the shooter had died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the law enforcement agency could have still used the fingers from his hands to activate Touch ID and open the phone.

Today, Texas authorities served Apple with a search warrant, seeking information on the files inside Kelley’s phones. The iPhone was discovered on Kelley after the gunman was killed with his own weapon. …