Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down
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Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down

Instagram (and other Facebook services) suffered an extended outage last week that lasted multiple hours and briefly caused chaos across the internet, particularly in developing countries. Today, the company announced an update coming to its mobile app, letting users know when an outage is experienced. This test is a U.S.-only one for the most part, Read more

Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event: Here’s what to expect on October 19
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Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event: Here’s what to expect on October 19

After months of leaks, Google confirmed that it’s hosting an event on October 19, where it plans to unveil its new Pixel phones, but the company might be doing a bit more than that. Yes, Google is launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — and has not been shy about that fact. However, Read more

Paddle wants to be first to replace Apple’s in-app billing system for developers
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Paddle wants to be first to replace Apple’s in-app billing system for developers

As a result of Apple and Epic’s lawsuit, the former company is now restricted from stopping app developers from directing their users to alternate payment methods in their apps. As a result, a solutions provider business, Paddle, has announced a replacement service for Apple’s in-app purchase system to go live in December. “Paddle In-App Purchase Read more

The new iPad Pro’s OLED screen could come later than expected
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The new iPad Pro’s OLED screen could come later than expected

Apple’s current slate of iPads come with either LCD or mini-LED displays, but the company is reportedly planning to expand to OLED later than expected. An earlier report had pegged OLED as coming to the iPad Air in 2022, but reliable display and supply chain analysts now agree that 2023 is the earliest time frame Read more

Android 12 with Material You launches today, comes to Google’s Pixel phones in weeks
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Android 12 with Material You launches today, comes to Google’s Pixel phones in weeks

Google today made the final release of Android 12 available for the Google Pixel after a long beta-testing period. The new update will land first on older Pixels in the coming weeks, though it’ll look best on the Google Pixel 6 when that releases later this month. Today’s update comes with a large design overhaul Read more

Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down
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Messenger and Instagram gain cross-app group chats, new themes

Facebook continues to pull Instagram and Messenger closer together with a new change that lets you create group chats across both services. Alongside this upgrade, the company also added new chat themes, support for polls, and group typing indicators. Facebook The company had previously allowed users parts of the world outside of Europe to merge Read more

Apple’s iPhone 13 and iPad Mini are facing more display and touch problems
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Apple’s iPhone 13 and iPad Mini are facing more display and touch problems

Apple’s new iPhone 13 is in its second week of release, but early adopters are already reporting critical issues with the company’s displays. Some have noted that the system intermittently is unresponsive to touch. This comes after the company’s new iPad Mini was criticized for experiencing an issue colloquially referred to as jelly scrolling. The Read more

Android 12.1 hands on shows a redesigned big-screen Android experience for foldables
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Android 12.1 hands on shows a redesigned big-screen Android experience for foldables

One of Android’s oddest flaws has been the lack of native support for big screens, but Android 12.1 may address that, according to a new report from XDA Developers. Google has yet to release Android 12 officially, but the company is reportedly already working on a midsized release to fall between Android 12 and next Read more

It sure looks like the iPad Mini has a ‘jelly scrolling’ problem
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It sure looks like the iPad Mini has a ‘jelly scrolling’ problem

The new iPad Mini has been a critical hit alongside Apple’s iPhone 13 series. However, it’s also picked up a frustrating issue for a few buyers — “jelly scrolling”. Spotted by iPad Mini buyers over the past weekend and tagged #jellygate by some, the problem with the iPad Mini’s display has become a sudden Achilles’ Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Fan Edition might be canceled after all
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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Fan Edition might be canceled after all

The launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) has reportedly been canceled due to the chip shortage currently plaguing the mobile market and may never be sold at all. Samsung was earlier reported to have made this decision back in June, but the company denied it. The S21 FE was expected by analysts to Read more