Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE
The money will go towards covering roads out of smaller regional centers to rural towns and provide any caller access to emergency services.
€2,299 foldable Huawei Mate X may head to India
A Huawei marketing executive left the possibility vague and open, but the Mate X would cost the equivalent of 19 months of average Indian income.
Legere seizes on Verizon 5G rate plan to promote Sprint/T-Mobile merger, price lock
The CEO of T-Mobile is slamming the price hike Verizon customers will have to take to access its 5G network. Sprint and T-Mobile customers won’t pay more.
AirPods updated with wireless charging case, new silicon
You can place the new AirPods charging case on a Qi charging pad. It costs $79. No, not the AirPods themselves. Those cost more.
US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G
DC officials are telling their London counterparts that Huawei can still send data back to its home government and circumvent hardware inspections.
Google Stadia
Google Stadia revealed as a game streaming service for all platforms – TVs and phones included
The new service was announced as a major step to taking the burden off of gamers for having to own massive, powerful computers to play.
iPad Air, iPad mini coming to T-Mobile and Verizon
How much are you going to pay to connect your new iPad mini or iPad Air to your favorite LTE network? Depends on the carrier you’re on.
Razer Phone 2
Razer Phone 3 might still be on for this year
Believe it or not, it still might be alive. But the Razer Phone 3 could be coming against rougher competition in the gaming sector.
Netflix announces it will not be on Apple video subscription
Apple has reportedly been going after potential content vendors with a deal: join our bundled subscriptions service and we’ll take a 30 percent cut.
Appme iMac
iMac updated with more Intel cores for 4K, 5K versions
One old model is being carried over for the base tier, but overall, the iMac is getting up to six Intel cores for its business.
Nokia 5.1 Android Pie update arrives
HMD Global is running with another Android 9 Pie update, this time to the Nokia 5.1. There have been a couple of complaints, but it’s a good policy.
Qualcomm’s more power-efficient chip for smart speakers debuts
The semiconductors company is bringing out new silicon for what it calls the “second generation” of smart speakers. What does it entail?
Expect more squircles on the Google Play Store
It’s an odd aesthetic choice that Google has chosen to adopt for its apps store for Android and Chrome OS, but it’ll stick to it from June 24.
WhatsApp beta features reverse image search, in-app browser
It’s not exactly clear how the in-app browser will help cut the spread of fake news as much as the other feature on WhatsApp.
Spotify gets last word against Apple for now in European complaint
The Swedish company said that Apple’s response to its complaint goes to the “belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers,” not Spotify’s.
iPad Air debuts, iPad mini gets new version starting from $399
Apple has refreshed the iPad in its 7.9- and 10.5-inch sizes, bringing better displays and Apple Pencil support. It’ll all cost more than a regular iPad.
Pixel Lite versions may come to market as Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
We have more hints at a value-oriented Pixel phone or two from Google. This time around, we try and figure out how it will be branded.
Best Buy has Razer Phone 2 for $500 with bundled Cricket service [U]
Getting this gamer’s phone unlocked has been a bit of a pricey challenge for the past while, but we now have a big option for deal seekers.
A history of failing: from Allo to RED | #PNWeekly 349
With the demise of some big mobile tech projects in recent weeks, we’re focusing on show on how they came to fall… to fail.
Visible review: Freelancers can live on this $40 Verizon service
Verizons new sub-carrier service promises unlimited data with limited speeds. Will that limit what you can do for $40 per month? Not necessarily.
Xiaomi POCO F1 Lite could run with Snapdragon 660
Xiaomi’s global sub-brand only has one phone out at the moment. Maybe the next one will be a lighter, cheaper version of its original?
Qualcomm chipsets do support 192MP cameras, expect 100MP cameras soon
The way cameras operate for complex tasks like multi-pass noise reduction and pre-shutter video capture, Qualcomm has set its chipsets to produce smaller images.
Huawei’s Android alternative OS now viable, it confirms
Chairman Richard Yu said that it does have a “plan B” in place if it has to cut ties with American businesses amid ongoing legal turbulence.
Nokia 3.1 gets Android Pie, Verizon may get it soon as Nokia 3V
It’s a twofer for those who are looking for a pretty decent budget Android phone in their lives with regular software updates and Verizon compatibility.
Galaxy Note 9 now at its lowest price on Amazon
It’s still the latest and greatest phablet Samsung has to offer and it’s available at its lowest price since release… well, unlocked, anyways.