Uber founder Kalanick resigns after getting pressured by five major stockholders

Controversy after controversy required Uber founder Travis Kalanick to continuously put out fires. But the private ride-hailing company that is valued at $68 billion might have grown too large and unwieldy for the executive to run, and late last night the 40-year old quit as CEO of the company. Kalanick, who helped start the firm back in 2009, always seemed to be at the center of a crisis or two or three. Uber drivers have been accused of committing crimes like sexual assault, and Kalanick himself is the subject of an internal investigation after being accused of sexual harassment by a …


Samsung Internet Browser major update adds CloseBy, QR Reader new features

It’s been less than a week since Samsung launched its proprietary Android browser in the Google Play, and it looks like the company has just outed a major update that adds a couple of new features that didn’t make it in the initial release.

Samsung Internet Browser 5.4 offers a lot of additional features and extensions that are meant to provide users intuitive ways to get more out of their mobile internet experience.

The new CloseBy extension is an IoT-to-browser app that offers users more information about their surroundings. The new feature is now part …

OnePlus 5 to hit the shelves on June 22nd, date confirmed for two major markets

UPDATE: Amazon India just announced that it will start selling the OnePlus 5 on June 22nd, which makes it the second major market to confirm this particular date. Apparently, there will be a OnePlus 5 variant with 8GB of RAM for the South Asian country, as per reliable tipster Evan Blass’ findings. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether this will be the default global variant of the phone.
OnePlus officially declared that it will announce its next flagship, the OnePlus 5, on June 20th, but the company didn’t really disclose any …

Microsoft pushes major Outlook update to Android and iOS devices

Outlook users rejoice, as Microsoft has just released a new update for both the Android and iOS platforms. Although it doesn’t add too many new features, it’s worth noting that all the changes included are meant to improve the way users manage contacts.

First off, the update brings the ability to add and edit contacts directly from Outlook on iOS. Android users will get this feature as well, but it hasn’t been included in this update. Furthermore, the contact card has been completely redesigned to offer users more details, including the newest conversations …

TNT and TBS announce major updates to both networks' streaming video apps

Cable networks TNT and TBS have announced that major updates are getting pushed out now for the pair’s streaming video apps. Those using the apps on mobile platforms like iOS and Android will receive the update, as will users of Apple TV and Amazon Fire. The updates will include complete redesigns of the apps and will also add new platforms such as Roku, Chromecast & VIZIO SmartCast. Later this year, the apps will be offered on certain game consoles and connected televisions.

The redesigned TNT and TBS apps will be the first from major television networks to employ a technology called …

BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone

BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map. 
It’s an Android device, true, but it comes with a neat selection of BlackBerry apps that you can’t get on any Android device. Or can you? XDA Senior Editor Cobalt232 took it to himself to emulate BlackBerry’s set of apps and make them available for any Android 5.0 or newer device. Great for all those willing to give BlackBerry’s …

Nintendo details new Fire Emblem: Heroes major update coming on May 2

Fire Emblem: Heroes is the Nintendo mobile game with the highest revenue, according to the latest reports. Even though the game was launched many months later than Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem’s monetization model allows it to make more money than Nintendo’s first mobile title.

If you’re already playing Fire Emblem: Heroes on either Android and iOS, then you’ll be happy to know Nintendo recently detailed some of the new features and improvements it will add in the next update.

Speaking of which, the next major update for Fire Emblem: Heroes should be released …

Super Mario Run gets its first major update on Android

Nintendo’s first major hit in the mobile game industry, Super Mario Run made its debut on Android a while ago, but it’s already received a couple of minor updates.

Well, Super Mario Run players will be pleased to know that developers have just released the first major update for the Android version of the game. This update is not about repairing things, but about adding new features and improvements.

Among the most important new features added is the ability to find friends from your Nintendo Account, which wasn’t available until now. Also, the maximum number …

Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj's Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …

BlackBerry rolls out major update for its Android smartphones

BlackBerry recently announced a new update for all its present and upcoming Android smartphones would soon be available for download. The update is meant to improve some of the productivity features these handsets have pre-loaded inside.

The Canadian company completely overhauled the Productivity Tab’s interface so that it’s more user-friendly and easier to use. In addition, the update brings a new Quick Triage function that is meant for items in the Hub and new Quick Actions for entries in Contacts, including Phone, Text and Email.

Keep in mind that the …