About the Author

Joe Maring

@JoeMaring1

Joe has been writing and making videos about mobile tech since 2012 when he worked under the alias of, “MobileCupOfJoe.” After retiring his personal channel, Joe worked for a number of different sites before finding his way to 9to5Google. When he isn’t writing or making videos, Joe can be found flying drones and channeling his inner white girl at Starbucks.

September 11

AAPL: 161.50

2.87

Twitter is testing a new feature in its Android app for easier tweeting of threads

Twitter’s character limit of 140 characters still gives the social network a unique advantage over its competitors, but sometimes, you need to send out multiple tweets in rapid succession to truly get your point across. Thankfully, it looks like Twitter is testing a feature in its Android app that makes doing this a whole lot easier.

September 6

AAPL: 161.91

-0.17

T-Mobile plans will include Netflix for free starting on September 12

Last week, T-Mobile teased that it would be hosting an event to introduce the latest addition to its popular Un-Carrier movement. That event took place today in the form of a livestream where T-Mobile revealed that it’s now including Netflix for free with certain T-Mobile One plans.

August 14

AAPL: 159.85

2.37

Google has had a rather busy day so far with releasing new features and testing others before they’re ready for prime time, including updates to Google Calendar, the company’s Voice Search API, and the YouTube app.

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August 10

AAPL: 155.32

-5.11

Following its acquisition of Pebble last December, Fitbit has been rumored to be working on its own smartwatch for a release at some point this year. We saw a couple renders of Fitbit’s latest wearable back in May, but a new batch of images from Wareable shines new light on what to expect from the upcoming Apple Watch competitor.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

August 8

AAPL: 160.08

1.27

Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website

Last August, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its iOS app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. The official Twitter app for macOS has had Night Mode since its major redesign in December of 2015, but if you prefer to access Twitter through the official website, it looks like Twitter is now testing out this feature for select users.

August 3

AAPL: 155.57

-1.57

LastPass shares pricing info for ‘Families’ plan, doubles Premium cost, and removes Free features

Last month, LastPass announced that it would soon be introducing a new “Families” plan for sharing passwords, bank account info, and other sensitive data among family members. We finally have pricing details on how much LastPass Families will cost, but in addition to that, the existing Premium option is seeing a price hike and a couple features from the Free plan are being removed.

July 25

AAPL: 152.74

0.65

As past events throughout time have proven, the world can sometimes be a dark and dangerous place. Having access to the right information during a crisis can prove to be lifesaving depending on the situation at hand, and the release of SOS Alerts on the Google Search and Maps on iOS aims to make dealing with these future events easier and much more manageable. expand full story

July 24

AAPL: 152.09

1.82

Scam ID and Scam Block coming to Metro PCS to stop scammers from calling your iPhone

Scam callers are never fun to deal with, and it can sometimes feel like half of all the calls you get throughout the day are from people trying to nab personal info that they have no business knowing. If you’re using your iPhone on MetroPCS, you’ll soon be able to use two new features that will make dealing with scammers a thing of the past.

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