T-Mobile To Restore Sidekick Data This Week
T-Mobile said in a statement, "We hope to be able to begin restoring personal contacts for affected users this week, with the remainder of the content (photographs, notes, to-do-lists, marketplace data, and high scores) shortly thereafter." T-Mobile didn't indicate exactly when this week the restoration will begin.
Google Hangouts Improves Contact Design
Google this week updated its Hangouts app for Android devices and made a few performance tweaks along the way. Going forward, Google says it should be easier to find the right contacts quickly thanks to a reshuffled contacts user interface.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
Google Keep and Docs Now Work Together Seamlessly
Google has made it possible for people to pull their great ideas from Keep and put them in Google Docs. The company this week added Google Keep, its idea-storing service, to the G Suite, which is the official tool for managing Google Drive and Docs.
Facebook Eases Newsfeed Pain Points
Facebook today made it slightly easier for users to control the content they see in their newsfeed. New tools make it clearer for users to see when they've unfollowed user posts, as well as what content figured most prominently in their feed over the most recent week.
Verizon's Sponsored Video Content Goes Live This Week
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to watch go90 video content for free beginning this week, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Verizon first said it would zero-rate the go90 video content early last month thanks to support from its FreeBee Data 360 sponsored data service.