Content Providers Optimize Services for Verizon's LTE
Verizon Wireless today announced that a number of its partners have taken steps to optimize their services and products for use over Verizon's Long Term Evolution network. Some of the content companies involved include Slacker Radio, Rhapsody, Sling Media, and Gameloft. For example, Sling Media has created a subscription service offering that gives Verizon Wireless customers the ability to watch their home TV on new 4G smartphones. The subscription service provides a Slingbox, the SlingPlayer application and networking accessories. The new Rhapsody 4G application will feature much higher quality audio streams and much faster downloads. Slacker will also offer higher-quality audio streaming, higher quality album art and faster on-device caching with its enhanced service for Verizon LTE smartphones. All these services will become available when the handsets make their retail debut.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Sep 13, 2017
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Drops New Dev Preview of Wear OS with Better Battery Management
May 9, 2018
Google today offered developers a new build of Wear OS for select Android smartwatches. The update chiefly installs the Actions on Google feature that Google announced earlier this month, but it also introduces more power-related enhancements and a dedicated battery saver mode.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.