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New Spec Means Flash Storage Is About to Get Faster

The Universal Flash Storage version 3.0, approved this week by JEDEC, will eventually lead to faster performance of flash memory chips. UFS 3.0 is optimized for smartphones, tablets, and automotive applications where power consumption needs to be minimized while delivering incredible throughput. JEDEC says UFS 3.0 takes advantage of M-PHY …

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Intragram Adds 'Type Mode' to Stories

Instagram today expanded the feature set of its mobile app with a new text-focused way to create posts. The Type mode in stories let’s people post just text with no underlying photo or video. The tool supports changeable background colors and fonts, and allows users to highlight words or phrases. …

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Google's Lightweight YouTube Go App Expands to More Countries

Google today made its data-saving YouTube Go mobile application available to a much wider selection of countries around the world. The app had been available in about 15 countries, but that number jumped to 130 thanks to today’s expansion. YouTube Go functions regardless of connectivity status and gives users fine-grained …

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