Uber testing feature that suggests best pickup spots for speedier trips

Uber's testing out a new app feature designed to help rider and driver meet more quickly. "Suggested Pickup Location" points out convenient spots for the driver that are close to the rider's current position, allowing both to start the…

Apple Music bump? iOS 8.4 adoption explodes to 40 percent in a week

Likely driven by the growing popularity of the free three month trial of Apple's streaming music service, iPhone users are driving a rapid adoption rate of Apple's iOS 8.4 upgrade.
Product Review

Astell & Kern AK Jr Review

Delete your MP3s! You’ll never go back after trying high-res audio on the AK Jr.

Samsung isn’t done turning back the clock: Surprisingly powerful flip phone spotted

Flip phones still perform well in the East, particularly in Japan, which is probably why Samsung plans to release a surprisingly powerful flip phone soon. The as-yet-unannounced SM-G9198 looks to land relatively soon.
Social Media

New Cameo feature lets you take over Meerkat live streams

In an effort to move from "broadcasting to" toward "broadcasting with," Meerkat introduced a new feature, called Cameo, that gives users the ability to take over a live video stream for up to 60 seconds.

Patent troll’s $533 million victory against Apple goes to retrial

A U.S. District Court judge tossed out Smartflash's $533 million victory against Apple due to jurors' likely confusion about how to properly calculate royalties. Apple isn't off the hook yet, however, as a retrial has been ordered for…

X marks the spot: Google Maps for iOS adds location sharing for Facebook and Messenger

Sharing you location from Google Maps just got a lot easier. Version 4.8.0 of Google Maps for iOS lets you share your location to friends on Facebook or anyone you're chatting with via Messenger.

Don’t pay the Apple tax, Spotify says, pay for Premium on our website instead

Spotify is urging its customers to stop paying for their premium subscriptions through the Apple App Store. Spotify is instead educating its users on how to pay directly through the Web.

Not so fast: Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay have a dashboard full of downsides

Despite the beauty of being able to access your calendar or the angriest of birds on the go, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't all sunshine and roses. Here’s why.

You won’t starve for Don’t Starve with the Pocket Edition coming out on iPad this week

A Pocket Edition of Don't Starve, Klei Entertainment's absolutely charming 2D survival game, is coming to iPad on July 9, with all of the PC version's content, including the Reign of Giants expansion.
Home Theater

Time Warner Cable in robo-trouble after customer is awarded $229,500 for robocalls

A Texas resident was awarded $229,500 after Time Warner Cable made 153 robo-calls in under a year. Even after she sued the company last year, the calls continued to come in, a clear violation of a 24 year old law meant to protect people…

Microsoft slashes 7,800 jobs from its phone business and writes off $7.6B in Nokia costs

Microsoft announced it would write down $7.6 billion as part of its acquisition of the underperforming Nokia. It also announced job cuts of 7,800 and a renewed focus on high-end handsets.