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Early adopting is a crime. Image: Peterfactors / getty By Jack Morse2019-07-08 20:23:52 UTC Think twice before buying your next smartphone.  A Motorola Solutions patent application published on July 4 lays out a method for tracking and identifying customers who frequently change their mobile devices. Why? Well, that would be because individuals who use more than an unspecified number of phones are “potential criminals” — at least according to Motorola. 

By Jack Morse2019-07-01 20:05:05 UTC [embedded content] Shed a tear for Dave Clark.  The Amazon senior vice president is having a bad day after a television show he likes, Last Week Tonight, called his company to account for the way it treats its warehouse workers. Can you believe the gall of host John Oliver? Dave Clark is a fan, after all.  Clark made his displeasure known via Twitter, where he

The App Store application is seen on an iPhone on October 1, 2018.Image: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-14 00:34:50 UTC Apple’s App Store rules are about to come under a lot more scrutiny and that could be bad news for the company. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of consumers can sue Apple over App Store rules they say are anti-competitive. The

By Jack Morse2019-05-06 20:08:39 UTC Hey, would you look at that. A change to Twitter that won’t immediately be universally reviled. The social media platform announced Monday that, starting immediately on mobile, users can add GIFs to retweets. That’s right, you no longer have to just slap a downward pointing finger emoji on your retweets and call it a day.  “Starting today, you can do something new with your Retweets

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Eero’s router.Image: eero By Karissa Bell2019-02-11 23:09:22 UTC Amazon just added another company to its growing smart home portfolio. The e-commerce giant is acquiring Eero, maker of the popular routers and mesh WiFi system of the same name. Eero’s app-enabled routers are designed to

A weird, but hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug is giving them a second notch

More notch, please.Image: raymond wong/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-10-30 00:35:35 UTC Now this is one strange bug. Some Pixel 3 XL phones are getting an second notch on the side of the phone’s screen. Of course, it’s a software notch, rather than the built-in hardware notch, which contains the front-facing camera and sensors. A number of users posted the bug on social media, and there’s a Reddit thread of people who’ve

Here's when you can finally make group FaceTime calls

The iOS 12.1 update will drop alongside Apple’s new iPads.Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-10-29 22:58:57 UTC Apple’s first big iOS 12 update is imminent.  The company just confirmed that the update, which will add long-awaited group calling features to FaceTime, will roll out Tuesday, Oct. 30, the same day as its fall hardware event. Group calling for FaceTime was first previewed over the summer during Apple’s World Wide Developer

Jeff Bezos is totally cool with governments investigating Amazon

Jeff Bezos relaxes at the Wired 25 summit.Image: Getty Images for WIRED25 By Chris Taylor2018-10-15 23:49:42 UTC The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal.  That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco

Apple doubles down on Chinese hardware hack denial in letter to Congress

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Not budging.Image: Justin Sullivan / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-09 00:36:26 UTC Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, “everyone” includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant

Google's record-breaking fine isn't hurting the company very much

Google is facing a massive fine but its business is doing just fine.Image: Getty Images/justin sullivan By Karissa Bell2018-07-23 23:39:59 UTC For a company that was just hit with staggering $5 billion fine, Google and parent company Alphabet are as unbothered as ever.  Alphabet reported its second quarter earnings Monday, just days after the European Commission announced a record-setting $5 billion fine against Google for Android antitrust violations. Though the