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Android: Los Angeles-based Ficto launches its Quibi competitor — with Niantic as a content partner

Android: Los Angeles-based Ficto launches its Quibi competitor — with Niantic as a content partner

Consumers now have their first chance to sample the wares of a short-form streaming service — and it’s not Quibi. Ficto, a streaming service (without a paywall) offering interactive dramas, film adaptations, comedies, documentaries, talk shows, game shows and news, is now live on iOS and Android. The company’s entertainment is designed to be interactive with live…

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Android: Block Malware With Cloudflare’s New DNS Options

Android: Block Malware With Cloudflare’s New DNS Options

Cloudflare has launched a new version of its free DNS (Domain Name System) service called Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 for Families that blocks adult content and malware before your browser ever has a chance to load it. It’s one more tool in your security stash that’s worth considering if you want to stay extra-safe (or find yourself…

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Android: Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android: Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android users have many reasons to hate on Apple, but the company just gave them one more: It’s taking away the popular weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced in a blog today that it was joining Apple, and as a result, it’s ending API access in 2022 and killing off the Android app.While details…

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Android: The Nokia 8.3 5G wants to be the king of roaming

Android: The Nokia 8.3 5G wants to be the king of roaming

"We are supporting the highest number of 5G new radio bands, by far, that you've ever seen in a single design, to date," Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global boasted. It's a big claim that we'll have to verify ourselves. If the company can deliver, though, it could make the phone a tempting…

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