Pantech Link II Hits AT&T for $9.99
AT&T recently began selling the Pantech Link II, a follow-up quick messaging device that includes a back-lit QWERTY keyboard for typing. The Link II also features a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth 2.1, media player, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, speakerphone, and a number of messaging and social networking applications. The Pantech Link II is available from AT&T.com for $9.99 after rebate with a new agreement.
Project Fi Gains Support for Kids Under Age 13 via Family Link
Google today updated its Project Fi service in order to make it a better option for families. The service now allows parents to add children under the age of 13 to Project Fi group plans using the Family Link tool.
Twitter Brings Read Receipts, Link Previews to DMs
Twitter today said it is enriching Direct Messages with more real-time tools. Moving forward, Direct Messages will be more dynamic than before thanks to read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews.
Google's Family Link App to Help Manage Kid Phones
Google today announced Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children. Parents can use the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which is linked to the parent account.
Google's Family Link Tool to Recommend Teacher-Approved Apps
Google hopes a new feature in its Family Link app will help parents find apps that are recommended by educators. Google says it is adding a new card to the Family Link app that highlights what Google calls "nutritious" apps, or apps recommended by teachers.
Hangouts for Android Adds Video Messages, Improves Invites
Google updated its Hangouts app for Android devices this week with a handful of new features. First and foremost, the app now allows Android owners to record and share video messages — a feature that's been in the iOS version of Hangouts for two years.
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