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Instagram Improves Mobile Web Features

Instagram today made its mobile web site a bit more useful. Moving forward, people will be able to take and share photos from instagram.com when using their mobile devices even if the app is not installed. The mobile web also now supports adding text and color to images posted to …

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Check out some new renders showing six of Alcatel's 2018 phones

Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass has disseminated several tweets today showing renders for six upcoming Alcatel handsets. The sextet are expected to be released sometime in 2018. The Alcatel 1X is a low-to-mid-range model. The  Alcatel 3 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as does the Alcatel 3C, The latter includes a …

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Google Overhauls Its Home Media App

Google today released a new version of Google Home, the mobile app smartphone owners use to interact with their Google Home speaker and Chromecast dongles. Google says the revised application should make it easier to find content to share with connected speakers and television sets. To start, the app has …

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Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Acquisition Offer

Qualcomm’s board of directors today unanimously rejected Broadcom’s Nov. 6 offer to buy the company in a deal that would have been valued at approximately $130 billion. The “proposal is not in the best interests of shareholders and dramatically undervalues Qualcomm,” said the Snapdragon maker in a prepared statement. Broadcom’s …

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Google Home's Broadcast Feature Goes Live

Google today enabled the broadcast feature on Google Home devices in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. Now, people with Google Home devices in their house can broadcast announcements or statements from their phone-based Google Assistant to their Home device. For example, parents can say “Ok Google, broadcast …

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