Google Reaches Deal With Russia Over Android
A long-running dispute between Google and Russia’s antimonopoly watchdog has now reached some level of closure, as Google has now reportedly arrived at an out-of-court settlement with Russia regarding the tech company’s Android OS. The deputy head … Google agrees to open Android to other search engines in RussiaThe Verge Russia’s main search engine defeats Google in antitrust complaint (update)Engadget Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in RussiaTechCrunch .
Apple is having trouble getting the iPhone 8’s signature feature to actually work
The iPhone 8’s signature design feature will be a bezeless display extending from edge to edge. That means there’s no room for a physical home button on the device, so Apple has to “kill” it. However, more reports indicate the iPhone maker may not be … Analyst speculates Apple’s OLED ‘iPhone 8’ could ditch embedded fingerprint sensorAppleInsider (press release) (blog) iPhone 8 Without Touch ID Doubtfully Called One ‘Likely Option’ if Apple Can’t Place It Under DisplayMac Rumors iPhone 8’s new fingerprint sensor may be on the fritzCNET .
Windows 10 Creators Update lets administrators take away some user options
If you work for an organization that’s transitioning to Windows 10, you might find that your work machine is less configurable than it was previously. Microsoft’s latest major Windows 10 update started making its way to users last week. Known as … Microsoft touts the Edge browser’s battery-friendly traitsNetwork World Report: Microsoft exploring browser-like tabs for Windows 10 to simplify user experienceGeekWire The Microsoft ‘CloudBook’ could be Chromebooks’ worst nightmareMashable .
Quiz: Which Inscrutable Nintendo Business Decision Are You?
Last week, Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic, for some reason. This is far from the first questionable business decision they’ve made and it definitely won’t be the last. Find out which one of these decisions you are in this quiz. 9 questions … This Week in Bad Pop Culture Ideas: The NES Classic Edition debacleFanSided Nintendo Discontinues the NES Classic EditionIGN .
Genji is coming to Heroes of the Storm
The cyborg ninja Genji will soon be the latest member of the Overwatch squad to take up the fight in Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard announced today that the one-time “carefree youngest scion of the Shimada clan,” who was grafted into a cyborg body by … Overwatch’s Genji and Hanamura Map Coming to Heroes of the StormIGN Overwatch’s Genji Joins Heroes of the StormShacknews [Watch] Overwatch’s Genji Coming to Heroes of the Storm with HanamuraGameZone .
Samsung is blocking users from customizing the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button
Ahead of the phone’s commercial launch later this week, Samsung has reportedly prevented the Bixby button on its Galaxy S8 from being remapped to perform other functions. It was previously reported that a third-party app would be able to change the … Samsung Doesn’t Want You Remapping the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button It SeemsDroid Life (press release) (blog) Samsung takes steps to block users from remapping the Galaxy S8’s Bixby buttonDigital Trends Eight reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 7 Plus over the Galaxy S8 Plus for businessZDNet .
Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections
Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.” The new feature will allow users to organize the posts they save into private groupings for easier access. The addition … Instagram has a new feature that will remind you of PinterestCNET Instagram rips off yet another serviceMashable Instagram’s new collections allow organizing saved postsAndroid Police .
5 questions we want Facebook to answer at F8
It’s that time of year again. Facebook is gearing up for its biggest event of the year. The company’s F8 developer conference is set to kick off Tuesday and there will likely be no shortage of news coming out of the two-day event. SEE ALSO: Here’s the … Facebook’s big F8 developer conference is this week: Here’s what to expectRecode Facebook’s future will blend physical and digital worldsKHOU Facebook F8 Conference: What You Shouldn’t Miss (And What You Can)Forbes .
Leak: New Case Images Confirm HTC U ‘Ocean’ Port Placements
A new set of images regarding HTC’s unannounced “Ocean” device has hit the internet. These images are of a purported case for the device and possibly give a good indication of the handset’s configuration. As well as confirming how the various sensors … I’m not sold on secondary displays just yetPhoneDog HTC U ‘Ocean’ leaks in first photo, tipped to have IP57 water resistance, no headphone jack9to5Google HTC has already cut the disappointing U Ultra’s priceEngadget .