Posts From Timi Cantisano

Timi Cantisano
Timi Cantisano

The newest member of the XDA team covering consumer technology news. My passion for technology started when I purchased my first phone, the Nokia 5190. If you have questions or want to chat, contact me at [email protected] or on Twitter at @timicant.

Telegram update was stalled by animated emoji

Yesterday we reported on Telegram CEO Pavel Durov's cry for help. Durov claimed that Apple had been stonewalling a new app update for weeks. Worst yet, it was doing so without providing any kind of explanation. A day and extensive media coverage later, it appears to have caught the attention of Apple. Durov has given...

Oppo could be working on Find N Fold and Flip for international release

Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 release, there is news emerging that Oppo is currently working on two new foldable devices, set to arrive sometime later this year. Perhaps what makes this news even more important is that these handsets could see an international release. Oppo previously...

The Razer Phone Theme Store is finally shutting down later this month

If you own a Razer Phone or Razer Phone 2, this month will be your last chance to get custom themes from the Razer Theme Store. The theme store will shut down towards the end of the month, finally closing the book on Razer's smartphone experiment. Razer updated its support page, indicating that the closure would occur...

Telegram update stalled due to weeks-long Apple “review process”

Apparently, Apple's App Store is holding an app hostage. The word "hostage" might be a bit much, but it looks like Apple could be preventing a new update from releasing, according to Telegram CEO Pavel Durov. Durov posted to his Telegram, complaining that an update for the app was failing to get pushed to users because...

Facebook is testing default end-to-end encryption in Messenger

Facebook has offered end-to-end encrypted chats for Messenger since 2016. But the service had to be enabled for each individual chat session, requiring users to be informed and also making it a bit of a pain to keep conversations secure. While it wasn't ready to have encryption on by default late last year, things have...

Here’s a breakdown of Samsung Care Plus coverage for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung took the next step in its foldable journey with the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. While visually, there aren't that many differences from its predecessors, the company did make strides to improve the user experience by making each device stronger and more reliable. While the devices will...

Live Activities will support game scores from the MLB, NBA, and English Premier League

A couple of weeks ago, Apple released iOS 16 beta 4. For the first time, Apple gave developers the tools they need to create their own Live Activities. While third-party developers will undoubtedly find creative ways to populate the Lock Screen, Apple has already given us a small glimpse of what's to come. With Live Activities, users can...

Disney Plus is getting a price increase, ad-supported tier coming soon

Disney has announced plans to increase its Disney Plus subscription service from $7.99 to $10.99 a month. The increase results from an operating loss amounting to $1.1 billion for Q3 2022. While this might sound alarming, Disney has previously stated that the service will continue to operate at a loss until 2024. Despite its loss, the...

Google Wallet IDs could expedite airport security checks

Google announced its new Google Wallet app during Google I/O 2022. While the company previously had a wallet app, the new iteration had a mission. Google was intent on replacing your physical wallet with its digital one. This meant being able to take any and all kinds of cards, coupons, and tickets and load them...

The display on the Google Pixel 6a might be able to run at 90Hz

The recently released Google Pixel 6a has gotten quite a bit of attention over the past couple of weeks, thanks in part to the numerous deals that have come attached when buying this phone. While the mid-range handset offers a lot for its price, it looks like it could offer even more. Twitter user TheLunarixus decided...

Game Dashboard update arrives for Pixel 6 users on Android 13

It was a little over a year ago when Google revealed its Game Dashboard utility. At the time, it was exclusive to only the Pixel 6. While it still remains exclusive to Pixel devices, a new update has updated the feature on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6a. Today, the new dashboard hit Google Pixel 6...

After a long hiatus, Google Fiber will expand to new states

It has been over a decade since Google Fiber first launched, and the rollout has been, well, slow. The last time Google rolled out its service to more areas was in 2015, nearly seven years ago. Now, it looks like a reinvigorated Google Fiber will be rolling out to new areas, with the company promising...