Airbnb clarifies house party crackdown and bans some large gatherings

House parties that occur in Airbnb rentals can be a big problem for both communities and homeowners, prompting the company to ban these parties altogether. As part of his safety directives given last month, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky detailed a new method the company will use to help stop these parties before they happen. In […]


SpaceX launches NASA cargo for the ISS: Here’s what they sent

SpaceX has once again successfully launched a large load of NASA cargo destined for the International Space Station. The launch happened on Thursday, December 6, from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the cargo vessel will arrive at the ISS this weekend, bringing astronauts their latest batch of […]


New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

In late 2019, Hulu decided to split their app into two versions. They called these versions “Classic Hulu app” and “the latest Hulu app” in support documentation. Every device Hulu supports for the “latest” Hulu app will have access for years to come, more than likely. This includes Apple TV (4th gen and later), Xbox […]


YouTube Music gapless playback arrives on Android and the web

YouTube Music, the service that has largely replaced Google Play Music, finally offers gapless audio playback on Android and the web. The new feature is only available to Premium subscribers, according to YouTube, which has been rolling out the new gapless experience over the past several weeks. Some YouTube Music users will have to continue […]


Google Maps may soon offer walking routes that avoid shady paths

A recent APK teardown reveals what may be the latest feature to launch in Google Maps, one that focuses on providing users with routes that include brightly lit paths. The navigation app is likely best known for its driving instructions, but the app also includes options for walking and cycling routes. These routes may include […]


Secure-printing innovator Datasec targets rapid overseas expansion after scoring HP Workpath coup

Australia’s controversial ‘encryption bill’ has not been a hindrance in the certification of local company Datasec Solutions’ Cryptix secure-printing technology for worldwide distribution through a new partnership with HP, according to the company’s CEO. The Melbourne-based firm recently announced that its Cryptix Scan for HP tool – which secures output devices by encrypting document data […]


Google Play Store mistakenly removes FX File Explorer for deceptive ads

The Google Play Store has often been criticized for its lax security and screening of apps but there are times when it swings the other way. There have been times when Android’s premier app marketplace seems almost too zealous in taking down violators that it takes down actually innocent or original apps along with other […]


Galaxy S11 Snapdragon 865 to outnumber Exynos 990 variant

The Galaxy S11 may be Samsung’s crowning glory for the beginning of 2020 but it won’t be a measure of success for at least one Samsung business. Just like in years past, the flagship will have two versions differing only in the mobile processor used. This year, however, might be the writing on the wall […]


Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 Android 10 updates now rolling out

It seems that Sony is giving its loyal customers and early holiday gift, though, to be honest, it’s something that should be a normal state of things rather than the exception. Owners of the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have been pleasantly surprised by notifications telling them an update is available. And not just […]


Nokia 2.3 tries to sell AI-powered features to the masses

Cameras, 5G, and AI seem to be the pillars that the mobile market will stand on next year. Those features are, of course, always present in the premium and flagship phones that start at $600 or higher. Those with less constrained resources will naturally feel a bit left out but, fortunately for them, smartphone hardware […]