China says Apple isn't cloning a local phone maker

Did it seem ridiculous to you that Beijing officials ordered a ban on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over a dubious design patent claim? You're not the only one. A court has reversed the ban (which was suspended during a dispute process) and declared tha… Source:

48 new emojis are coming to your phone this summer

Near the end of last year, we got word that new emojis were on the way. With that announcement came a list of 51 proposed emojis that would come with the upcoming release of Unicode 10.0. That lineup has been pared down to 48, and as Emojipedia notes… Source:

T-Mobile fights phone scams with new tools for customers

This week, the FCC revealed its plan to battle robocalls. Part of that initiative includes allowing phone companies to target and block calls from fake or suspect phone numbers. Those rules are still being finalized, but T-Mobile isn't wasting any ti… Source:

VAIO's slick metal Windows Phone is resurrected for Android

VAIO, freed from the Sony yoke, made one ropey-looking Android phone all on its own. Then, learning several lessons, it made a gorgeous, machined slab of aluminum that, unfortunately, ran Windows Phone 10. Now, like practically all other phone makers… Source:

Instagram now lets you save your live videos to your phone

Instagram first revealed its take on livestreaming back in November and has continued to roll out the feature around the world in early 2017. Today, the social network announced that users can now save that live footage to their phone after the broad… Source:

Now Roombas check in with 'Clean Map' reports to your phone

How do you know if your Roomba has cleaned every inch of your floor? If you have one of the wirelessly connected series 900 Roombas, you'll start getting "Clean Map" reports through the iRobot Home app for Android and iOS. The machines now map the pa… Source:

Dumb phone prices are no longer used to measure inflation

The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) measures inflation by looking at price increases among products the majority of consumers are spending their hard-earned on. And every year, the lists of stuff the ONS cares about keeping track of, called… Source:

Vertu sells its luxury phone business to a Turkish exile

Vertu has been sailing rough waters ever since it Nokia spun it out, and it's not clear that things will get any calmer. The Telegraph reports that the luxury phone brand has been bought by Baferton, a company backed by Turkish exile Hakan Uzan, for… Source:

How to Root Your Android Phone with SuperSU and TWRP

If you really want to dig into the Android system, you may find that some apps require root access. Rooting has become less necessary over the years, but it’s still useful if you want to run certain types of apps. Here’s the most widely supported method for rooting your device, and why you might want to. Click Here…