Mobile – Digital Trends 7 May 2018

How does fast charging work? Here’s every fast charging standard compared

Modern smartphones can charge in mere minutes instead of hours. How does fast charging work? Here's a guide to the most popular standards, including Qualcomm Quick Charge, Apple fast charging, OnePlus Dash Charge, and more. The post How does fast charging work? Here’s every fast charging standard compared appeared first on Digital Trends.

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TaskRabbit app goes down as it investigates ‘cybersecurity incident’

TaskRabbit, the service that matches freelance labor with local demand, was taken offline last month while it investigated "a cybersecurity incident." We now have a bit more information from the CEO. The post TaskRabbit app goes down as it investigates ‘cybersecurity incident’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Save up to $800 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

This is the perfect time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We've rounded up the best smartphone deals available right now -- carrier devices as well as unlocked phones -- that can save you as much as $800. The post Save up to $800 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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What to expect at Google I/O 2018: Android P, Google Assistant, and more

The start of Google's annual I/O conference is just days away. But what can you expect? With Android P, Google Assistant, Android Auto, and more on the list, here's what we think will be there, and how you can watch it. The post What to expect at Google I/O 2018: Android P, Google Assistant, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google’s Android Things is a new OS for the Internet of Things

Google wants Android to power everything, and it has a new operating system to help -- Android Things. As the name suggests, it's primary target is the Internet of Things market. Now, Android Things 1.0 is out. The post Google’s Android Things is a new OS for the Internet of Things appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the iOS App Store. The post Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volvo is bringing Google Assistant to your car, even if you don’t use Android

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between the carmaker and the tech giant, Volvo will be introducing Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, which is built upon Google's Android operating system.  The post Volvo is bringing Google Assistant to your car, even if you don’t use Android appeared first on Digital Trends.

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LG G7 ThinQ review

LG hasn’t had the best luck with its G-series smartphones. The modular G5 flopped, and the G6 didn’t garner much interest. The LG G7 ThinQ is the latest in the series, and it has incredible speakers and a super bright display, but it’s not exciting. The post LG G7 ThinQ review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A message bomb is making iPhone and Android versions of WhatsApp freeze

As per recent reports, it would appear that the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is falling victim to a malicious message bomb that could cause not only the app to crash, but perhaps your entire Android device as well.  The post A message bomb is making iPhone and Android versions of WhatsApp freeze appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Face ID on your iPhone X giving you grief? The fix may surprise you

Apple has already issued instructions to its stores and authorized service providers on how to repair iPhone X devices with faulty Face ID. But what's most curious about the repair process is that it involves the rear camera. The post Face ID on your iPhone X giving you grief? The fix may surprise you appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Facebook takes aim at Tinder and Bumble with its own dating service

When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 to discuss the future of Facebook and its related properties -- like Instagram -- one of the first new features he announced was a surprise. Facebook is getting into the dating game.  The post Facebook takes aim at Tinder and Bumble with its own dating service appeared first on Digital Trends.

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WhatsApp expands its capabilities with a slew of new features

WhatsApp will soon be bringing group video calling to the popular communication app, making it possible for folks to have face-to-face conversations with multiple people at once. Stickers are coming soon, too. The post WhatsApp expands its capabilities with a slew of new features appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Here is everything you need to know about the Fitbit Versa

In March, Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Versa -- a fully featured smartwatch masquerading as a fitness tracker. Featuring a style similar to the Apple Watch, the Versa plants its flag as the successor to Fitbit's Blaze and Ionic. Here's everything you need to know about the brand's latest flagship. The post Here is everything you need to know about the Fitbit Versa appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best LG G7 ThinQ cases to keep your LG phone looking new

The LG G7 ThinQ is the jewel in LG Mobile's crown, with a powerful processor, versatile cameras, and amazing sound. But a powerful phone still needs protection and you might want to change the style. Here are the best LG G7 ThinQ cases. The post The best LG G7 ThinQ cases to keep your LG phone looking new appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After disastrous debut, Pokémon Go Fest will return this summer with high hopes

Niantic has announced that the Pokémon Go Fest is returning for round two in Chicago from July 14-15. Let's just hope it runs smoother than last year. The game was basically unplayable during the event, which resulted in a class-action lawsuit. The post After disastrous debut, Pokémon Go Fest will return this summer with high hopes appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Xiaomi’s European tour continues –it will arrive in France and Italy in May

Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer best known in China and India, has announced it will launch in France and Italy at the end of May. It's the company's third push into western Europe, after a late 2017 launch in Spain. The post Xiaomi’s European tour continues –it will arrive in France and Italy in May appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Samsung Galaxy X: Everything we know so far

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display technology for a few years now and a folding smartphone might finally become a reality. The Galaxy X may be the company's first example, and here's everything we know about it. The post Samsung Galaxy X: Everything we know so far appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How to buy the LG V30S ThinQ: Everything you need to know

The LG V30S ThinQ is a very slightly altered version of the excellent LG V30, and has been waiting for release since it was announced in March. We've got all the details on where to buy it. The post How to buy the LG V30S ThinQ: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.

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