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Past articles by Rob:

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One o... → Read More

'PUBG' mobile app surpasses 100 million downloads

PUBG appears to be winning the fight between battle royale mobile apps. → Read More

Twitter tries to reassure users amid backlash over third-party apps

In April, Twitter announced that it would replace developer access to User and Site streams with new API. Several third-party app developers warned that this wo... → Read More

MIT leads the way in spaghetti-based innovation

Breaking dry spaghetti noodles into precisely two parts might seem impossible, but scientists at MIT have done exactly that. In a paper published in the Proceed... → Read More

Microsoft’s phone-to-Windows app is available for Android

If you've been waiting to be able to access your Android phone's files and notifications on your Windows desktop, you can relax. The PC app, called "Your Phone,... → Read More

Sprint and LG hope to launch the first 5G smartphone next year

Now that 5G has a complete standard for companies to use in rolling out new devices, Sprint and LG have announced their intentions to bring the "first 5G smartp... → Read More

Google is working on a fix for the Pixel XL's fast charging issue

On Monday, reports of a problem with Pixel XL devices' fast charging system surfaced after users updated to the latest Android operating system, Pie. As a resul... → Read More

Honda adds driver assist tech to all 2019 Civics

Previously only available with higher-end trim packages, Honda's driver-assist Sensing system will come standard on Civic Coupe and Sedan models. → Read More

Twitch nixes Communities, adds tags to improve content discovery

Video game streaming service Twitch launched Communities in February of last year. These were ostensibly hub page for specific games or topics that members coul... → Read More

GPS satellite essential to Space Force has been delayed again

Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for the US Space Force on Thursday, calling out an advanced type of satellite, GPS III, that is apparently resistant to... → Read More

Alexa's intercom-like announcements arrive on Sonos One and Beam

Now you can use Sonos One and Sonos Beam to send announcements to the whole house. → Read More

Facebook nixes Friend List Feeds, but Friend Lists live on

Facebook feeds based on your Friend Lists are done as of today . → Read More

Skype chats are the latest place to listen to Spotify

Now that Spotify is on Apple's iMessage and Facebook's Messenger, the company will soon empower you to share and preview songs inside another messaging service,... → Read More

Now you can disable threaded Gmail conversations for iOS and Android

Google has continued to tweak its Gmail mobile apps to try and make things better for its users. The company introduced AI-powered notifications for iOS, added... → Read More

Newton's subscription email service will shut down next month

Newton was the rare email app that worked well on mobile, Windows and Mac, but it really did cost too much. Note the past tense: The company announced today tha... → Read More

Apple's Windows migration tool can transfer more info in Mojave

The beta shows that Apple's new migration assistant can pull user accounts, documents, email, contacts and calendars over from Windows machines. → Read More

'Fortnite' for Android may launch on Samsung's app store

Global gaming phenomenon Fortnite is coming to the Android platform sometime this summer, but Epic said it wouldn't show up in the Google Play store. Now, there... → Read More

‘Steven Universe’ and ‘OK K.O.!’ are coming to Nintendo Switch

Cartoon Network and Outright Games will release a boxed set bundling both Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes to the Nintendo Switch,... → Read More

Samsung's unreleased Duo charger showed up at an Amazon event

Someone apparently put out an unreleased Wireless Charger Duo charger at an Amazon holiday preview event. → Read More

South Korea wants to tax global companies like Apple and Google

It's getting harder for global companies like Amazon, Apple and Google to avoid paying tax around the world as more countries move to change their permissive co... → Read More