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THE COMUNICANO for Tuesday August 27th 2019

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Fairphone may shake things up in mobile device wars...BBC to add voice assistant to apps....Twitter i
 
August 27 · Issue #610 · View online
Andy Abramson
Fairphone may shake things up in mobile device wars…BBC to add voice assistant to apps….Twitter is a 24/7 pundits dream…Yelp gets more personal….Verizon helps stop Robocalling on Androids...AT&T admits it slowed data down….Just how much are you being tracked.Instagram wants to heat up the messaging wars….Scooter wars heat up down under…Google rolling out new Chromebooks with Dell.YouTube pulling Direct Messaging Out….Google wants to fix your spelling and grammar mistakes…Those stories and more are all here today, in THE COMUNICANO!!

Gadget Watch
Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics?
The Fairphone 3 actually has 2019 smartphone specs The Fairphone 3 actually has 2019 smartphone specs
Assistant Watch
BBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps and services BBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps and services
Yelp Watch
Yelp adds personalized search results to its iPhone app Yelp adds personalized search results to its iPhone app
Robocalling Watch
Verizon will automatically opt Android customers into its anti-robocall app Verizon will automatically opt Android customers into its anti-robocall app
Getting Attacked by Robotexts? Here’s What to Do Getting Attacked by Robotexts? Here’s What to Do
Mobile Watch
FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court
Privacy Watch
Facebook’s Transparency Products Show A Pattern Of Delays And Frayed Partnerships Facebook’s Transparency Products Show A Pattern Of Delays And Frayed Partnerships
I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me. I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me.
Messaging Watch
Instagram Is Reportedly Building a New Messaging App Named Threads Instagram Is Reportedly Building a New Messaging App Named Threads
Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads
Social Watch
Twitter has transformed MPs' holidays into a perpetual hot-take inferno Twitter has transformed MPs' holidays into a perpetual hot-take inferno
Scooter Watch
E-scooter war heats up as companies try new tactics in a competitive market E-scooter war heats up as companies try new tactics in a competitive market
'Totally legal': Why towing company has been taking Lime's scooters 'Totally legal': Why towing company has been taking Lime's scooters
Apple Watch
Apple Music Launches ‘Shazam Discovery’ Chart, Focused on New Artists Apple Music Launches ‘Shazam Discovery’ Chart, Focused on New Artists
Google Watch
More details, pricing emerge on Dell’s latest Chromebooks for enterprise More details, pricing emerge on Dell’s latest Chromebooks for enterprise
Google's first-gen Chromecast will no longer receive major updates Google's first-gen Chromecast will no longer receive major updates
YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September
Gmail rolls out better, smarter spell check and grammar corrections for G Suite Gmail rolls out better, smarter spell check and grammar corrections for G Suite
Gmail will soon let you know just how bad your grammar sucks Gmail will soon let you know just how bad your grammar sucks
Improved as-you-type spelling and grammar correction in Gmail Improved as-you-type spelling and grammar correction in Gmail
YouTube is now labeling videos in Hong Kong uploaded by publishers with government or public funding YouTube is now labeling videos in Hong Kong uploaded by publishers with government or public funding
Security Watch
The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
Workplace Watch
How Opportunity Zones and Co-Working Spaces Joined Forces How Opportunity Zones and Co-Working Spaces Joined Forces
Podcast Watch
Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries?
Travel Watch
When a Southwest Airlines Flight Was Delayed, Passengers Got Increasingly Frustrated. Then the Gate Agent Did Something Remarkable When a Southwest Airlines Flight Was Delayed, Passengers Got Increasingly Frustrated. Then the Gate Agent Did Something Remarkable
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