Instagram Quietly Launches ‘Lite’ Version of Android App for Low-End Phones

Instagram has quietly released a “Lite” version of its Android app this week that aims to provide a better experience for those with lower-powered smartphones. The company confirmed to TechCrunch the app was being tested in Mexico and would provide a version of the social network that “takes up less Continue Reading


Apple’s Original Content Might Come in a Single Subscription w/ iCloud Storage, Music, and Magazines

It’s no secret Apple’s been working to produce tons and tons of original content ahead of the debut of its alternative to something like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. Details have remained scarce and the only official news we’ve heard is a partnership with Oprah Winfrey, but that doesn’t mean Continue Reading

Amazon’s ‘Show Mode Charging Dock’ Turns Your Fire Tablet into an Echo Show for $40

Amazon has announced a new accessory for its Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets called the Show Mode Charging Dock. Costing $39.99 for the smaller tablet and $54.99 for the larger one, the dock lets you charge your Fire tablet simply by slotting it into the dock itself. That’s Continue Reading

Microsoft Won’t Include Sets with the Next Windows 10 Update

Remember Sets? It’s Microsoft’s solution to a crowded desktop environment. Essentially, it lets you compile all the windows you have open while you’re getting work done into a single window with apps living in their own tabs. It’s an overall cleaner approach to having multiple windows open at the same Continue Reading

Google Opens YouTube Picture-in-Picture to All Android Oreo Users

Up until now, to use the picture-in-picture feature built into Android 8.0 Oreo with YouTube, you’ve had to be subscribed to YouTube Premium (or Red). Now, that requirement is being dropped as Google has confirmed on its support page that those with free YouTube accounts can use PiP on their Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s Latest Snapdargon Processors Offer Better Mid-Range Experiences

Qualcomm has unveiled a trio of brand-new Snapdragon-branded processors built to offer better smartphone experiences for less money. The new Snapdragon 429, 439, and 632 will begin shipping later this year. Starting with the lower-tier hardware, the 429 and 439 improve upon the 425 and 430 with CPU performance and Continue Reading

Samsung Now Lets You Listen to FM Radio on the Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

As spotted by users of the devices, Samsung has begun rolling out an update to the unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that gives you access to the FM radio built into the devices. This means you’ll be able to use apps like NextRadio to stream FM radio using a Continue Reading

Instagram is Now Rolling Out Video Chat, a New Explore Tab, and AR Filters

After introducing the new features last month, Instagram today began rolling out a slew of new features to its iOS and Android mobile apps. This comes after the company unveiled IGTV last week. For starters, you can now video chat with other Instagram users. Within a DM, you can tap Continue Reading