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Apple's iPhone is no longer the best Google phone

A simple “G” on the back of the Pixel lets you know it’s made by Google. Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Having spent the better part of the past month using Google’s Pixel XL smartphone, I still think Google made one of the best phones of the year. I have zero hesitation recommending ...

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Facebook Messenger is now a digital arcade

Source: Facebook Get ready to either fall more in love with Facebook Messenger, or start to dislike Facebook game invites on the social platform even more than you already do. Games are now built into Messenger. Facebook on Tuesday announced an update to its Messenger platform, adding a new service ...

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Apple releases iOS 10.2 for iPhones, iPads. Here's what's new

iOS 10.2 Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This is the second major update for iOS 10 since it was released in October. Along with all the new features and fixes documented below, this update is also expected to contain additional diagnostic capability in ...

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Smartphones in 2016: What worked, what didn't

In 2016, we saw some phone manufacturers take big risks, trying to push the boundaries of what a smartphone should do, while other companies played it safe. LG and Lenovo each tried to create a modular ecosystem, while Google walked away from the idea altogether. Apple even got on board ...

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iOS 10.2: Tips and hidden secrets

Uncover some of the cool new features hidden in iOS 10.2. Here is a quick rundown of some of the new features contained in the latest iOS 10.2 update that you might have missed. While most of these features should be available on all devices that support iOS 10, some ...

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Samsung Gear S, Gear Fit now compatible with iPhone

CNET/CBS Interactive Samsung on Saturday released iOS apps for its Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 for the first time, making the Tizen-based smartwatches compatible with Apple’s mobile platform. When the Gear wearables are paired with iOS using Bluetooth, Samsung’s apps manage and monitor features and applications installed through ...

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Using a Gear S3 with an iPhone: Too many concessions

Last week, Samsung released the iOS version of its Gear S app. With the app, users can use the Gear S2 or Gear S3 smartwatch with an iPhone for the first time. ZDNet’s Matthew Miller has already shared his impressions of the Gear S3 Frontier, when paired to an Android ...

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​Opera Neon: Could this be the future of the desktop browser?

Opera’s new Neon concept browser featuring here a pop-out YouTube video. Image: Liam Tung/ZDNet Norwegian software maker Opera has released a completely different take on the desktop browser with Neon, a so-called ‘concept browser’ that eschews tabs for bubble icons and pop-out videos. Opera is once again taking a crack ...

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