Mobile

Apple is Keeping the iPod Alive With a New Model (CNBC)

Apple on Tuesday announced a new iPod Touch, replacing the previous model that was introduced in 2015. The new iPod touch starts at $199 and includes Apple’s A10 Fusion processor... More

Google Makes Ads Easier to Spot in Mobile Search (VentureBeat)

Google announced that Search is getting a fresh coat of paint. In the next few days, Google Search will bring branding “front and center” by highlighting the name of websites a... More

Sony CEO: Smartphone Business is Indispensable (Reuters)

Sony’s consumer electronics hardware business “has centered on entertainment since our foundation, not daily necessities like refrigerators and washing machines,” Kenichiro Y... More

5 Reasons Why the Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Looks Headed for Approval (Fortune)

On Monday, Trump-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would favor approving the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint deal after the carriers agreed to some fai... More

Adobe’s Photoshop for the iPad is Taking Beta Test Applications (The Verge)

Adobe’s Photoshop CC for the iPad is slated for release sometime this year, and the company is now accepting applications for beta testers. Photoshop CC for the iPad is a more po... More

Facebook Introduces ‘One Strike’ Policy to Combat Abuse of its Live-Streaming Service (TechCrunch)

Facebook is cracking down on its live streaming service after it was used to broadcast the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand in M... More

Spotify Launches Voice-Enabled Ads on Mobile Devices in a Limited U.S. Test (TechCrunch)

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing ... More

Netflix Executive Sheds Light on Mobile-Only Pricing Plans in Asia (THR)

The streaming giant launched mobile device subscription plans in Thailand and India in the last six months.... More

AWS, Ford, Autonomic Collaborate to Advance Vehicle Connectivity, Mobility Experiences (MESA)

Ford Motor Company and Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services, which will expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connecte... More

Analyst: Apple Will Release a 5G iPhone in 2020 (CNBC)

Apple could release iPhones in 2020 equipped with 5G modems, according to research notes from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The modems could be provided by both... More

Apple Bringing Podcasts to the Web (Variety)

Apple has been testing a new web interface for its podcast directory, according to a report by 9to5Mac. The new interface not only lists individual episodes of a show, but actually... More

Spotify Wants You to Listen to More Podcasts, Less Music (Fortune)

Spotify’s $340 million play for podcasts is not just an attempt to dominate every facet of your audio experience—though Spotify would certainly like that, too. Following its re... More

Netflix Tries Out Mobile-Only Subscription Plan in India (Variety)

Streaming giant Netflix is testing a mobile-only subscription in India that costs half of its basic plan. Netflix India’s monthly plans begin at INR500 ($7.27), and the mobile-on... More

Study: Mobile is a Central Part of Everyday Life (CMO)

Mobile devices were once solely used for communication. Now they’re used for networking, gaming, getting directions, tracking health, shopping, and more. It’s no stretch to say... More

Everybody Makes Podcasts: Can Anyone Make Them Profitable? (Bloomberg)

The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing.... More

Western Digital Unveils World’s Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD Card (MESA)

As consumer demand for high-quality content continues to rise, Western Digital is enabling a bigger, faster experience with new solutions that give consumers the best combination o... More

Western Digital’s UFS 3.0 EFD Empowers 5G Mobility (MESA)

Western Digital is enriching smartphone users’ mobile experience in the 5G era with a new embedded flash drive (EFD) that provides the speed and capacity necessary to maximize th... More

Twitter May Let Us ‘Clarify’ (But Not Edit) Our Old Tweets (Engadget)

There are reasonable arguments for and against being able to edit tweets once they've been posted to Twitter dot com. Jack Dorsey doesn't necessarily want everyone to re-write thei... More

Spotify’s Quest to Become the King of Podcasts (Engadget)

Spotify's purchases of Anchor and Gimlet Media hint at the battleground podcasting is becoming. Advertisers are desperate to get their product in front of those ears, and so have b... More

Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple (Bloomberg)

Spotify acquired podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM, a declaration that their specialty is the next big area of growth for the world’s largest paid music service. Th... More