Posts From Corbin Davenport

Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer. Check out what he's up to at corbin.io.

macOS Server discontinued after 23 years, but some features will live on

Even before macOS 10 (then Mac OS X 10) was available to everyone, there was a server version intended for running fleets of Mac computers in businesses, schools, and other organizations. Apple has slowly phased out macOS Server over the past few years, by moving most of its functionality to other places in the Mac...

PlayStation games might also have advertisements soon

Earlier this month, an industry report indicated that Microsoft was considering a strategy to show advertisements from select brands in free-to-play Xbox games. Sony is apparently thinking about the same idea, according to a new report from Business Insider. Sony is reportedly interested in showing advertisements in free-to-play games, just like Microsoft, with the goal of...

Samsung reveals details for its new Exynos 1280 chipset

Samsung has already started shipping phones with its Exynos 1280 chipset, including the Galaxy A53, A33, and M33, but the company hasn't actually said a lot about the new chip. Now the company has (belatedly) revealed details about the new design, which will likely appear in more mid-range Samsung phones over the coming months. The Exynos...

CNN+ is shutting down just weeks after it launched

The past few years has seen a wave of new video streaming services, as more media companies realize their potential for profits. However, with the market becoming more saturated all the time, and the monthly budget of most people staying the same (or shrinking), there isn't much more room for new competitors. Following a corporate...

Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus 5G officially revealed, with high prices and only one Android update

Motorola has already released several Moto G phones this year, including the Moto G Stylus 2022 and Moto G Power 2022, but there are even more models on the way. The company just revealed two 5G-capable budget phones, the Moto G 5 G and Moto G Stylus 5G, which look like some of the worst...

Google Search rolls out air quality reports in United States

Google has been testing air quality reports in web search and other products for a while now. Even though the company seemingly hasn't made an official announcement, air quality reports are now available in Google Search in the United States. As spotted by 9to5Google, searching for "air quality" followed by a city or other location now...

Chrome will lock down Gamepad API because it can be used for tracking

Most web browsers have offered a Gamepad API for several years, which allows web apps and games to access physical game controllers. However, the API can be used to track people across the web in addition to its intended use, which is why Firefox and some other browsers have restricted its use. Google is now...

T-Mobile now has one million home internet subscribers

T-Mobile started offering home internet in 2021, powered by the company's then-new 5G network and a special gateway modem. Following rollouts in more areas and newer gateways, T-Mobile has now passed a milestone for the service: one million active customers. The company said in a press release on Wednesday, "very early this month, the company welcomed...

Chrome Web Store will show badges for reputable developers and extensions [Update: Official]

The Chrome Web Store is Google's repository of extensions and themes for the Chrome web browser, which has had repeated issues with malicious extensions. The new Manifest V3 standard aimed to fix some of the excessive permissions given to browser extensions by default, and now Google will start highlighting reputable developers and publishers with a...

The Galaxy Fold 4 might not have an S Pen slot after all

Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold 3 last year, which had a digitizer to support stylus input from an S Pen. However, there was no slot inside the phone for storing an S Pen (like you'd find on the Galaxy S22 Ultra or Note20), so you had to carry it around separately. There was speculation...

Motorola Edge 30 real-life photos appear in new leak, and it looks like a Moto phone

Motorola just released the Motorola Edge Plus in the United States, which is called the Motorola Edge 30 Pro in the rest of the world. Not only are the different names confusing, but the 'Pro' or 'Plus' would indicate there is a normal Edge phone... which is currently not the case. However, leaks have indicated...

Google teams up with NBA to create ‘Pixel Arena’ virtual experience

Google regularly creates augmented reality and virtual experiences in partnership with brands or events, usually in the form of temporary features in the Google Search mobile app. This time around, Google has partnered with the NBA to create a 'Pixel Arena' accessible to all mobile devices, with a character customizer and a few mini-games related...