LG's Chocolate Touch Kicks Out the Beats
Today Verizon Wireless announced the availability of the LG Chocolate Touch starting immediately on November 5. The Chocolate Touch offers premium music features, including Dolby Mobile equalizer, FM radio with 12 presets, Song ID, and a "Join the Band" function. When using Join the Band, users will be able to interact with music by tapping on a virtual drum kit and playing a virtual piano on the screen. Other features of the LG Touch are a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture that also has a panorama capture mode and facial makeover editing. The Chocolate Touch also has a dedicated social networking key that will let users perform automatic uploads to sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The Chocolate Touch costs $80 after rebate with new two-year agreement.
iOS 11 Lets Users Temporarily Disable Touch ID
A new setting discovered in iOS allows iPhone owners to quickly and temporarily disable Touch ID. Pressing the power button rapidly five times activates SOS Emergency mode.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Latest Instagram for Android Borrows the iPhone's 3D Touch Feature
A new version of Instagram for Android phones adds a "peek" function that behaves like 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s. When perusing a large grid of phones, a long-press of a single image will pop that image open into a separate window on top of the others.
Apple Updates GarageBand, Intros Music Memos for iOS
Apple today improved its selection of apps for music makers. First, it pushed out a significant update to GarageBand for iOS, which now includes Live Loops.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.
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