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Lyft adds NYC subway directions to its app

Sponsored Links Lyft Lyft’s support for public transportation will soon include one of the biggest mass transit systems on the planet. The ridesharing firm is rolling out access to real-time New York City subway directions through its app over the months ahead, giving locals a one-stop directory for some of the most common transportation options …

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Spotify adds long-overdue iPad multitasking

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Spotify has been available on the iPad for several years, but it hasn’t really evolved to take advantage of the Apple tablet’s growing multitasking abilities. You’ve still had to switch to a full-screen view just to start a new playlist or see what friends are playing. At last, though, it’s …

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Upgraded ‘Pokémon Go’ battles will have you swiping on the screen

Sponsored Links mikekwok via Getty Images Niantic finally launched trainer battles on Pokémon Go late last year, giving you a way to take on friends or any other random players you come across. Now, the game developer has started rolling out an upgrade for the feature that’ll have you swiping on the screen. The Charged …

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The Morning After: Nintendo’s Lite Switch

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Nintendo reveals its next console, and we even have a peek at Samsung’s next Galaxy Note. There’s also a new update for Google’s AI-powered Translate camera, and the last Windows 10 preview is testing a post-password lifestyle. It’s Thursday. If it only does one thing, then why is it …

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Twitter will let you pin your favorite lists in its app

Sponsored Links Twitter The lists feature hasn’t received a ton of love from Twitter over the years outside of Tweetdeck, but lists can be extremely useful for organizing accounts by interest or to quickly see the latest tweets from your closest friends. Last month, though, Twitter gave lists a bit more prominence by testing them …

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Google Assistant launch gesture officially arrives on Android Q beta

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget From the very start, Google intended to fine-tune the gesture-based navigation system it introduced with Android Pie in an effort to make poking around phones with edge-to-edge screens feel a lot more natural. One of the gestures it was working on would summon Google Assistant with a swipe — now that …

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‘Dr. Mario World’ hits iOS a day early

Sponsored Links Nintendo The doctor is in, at least on iOS, as Nintendo’s latest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, has arrived a day early on iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. Several Engadget editors were able to play Nintendo’s match-three puzzler before the expected launch date of July 10th. However, the game isn’t live on Android …

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Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world

Sponsored Links Spotify Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range devices. Now, that app is finally ready for primetime. Spotify Lite is now officially available on Google Play for 36 …

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Apple re-released its decade-old iOS ‘Texas Hold’em’ game

Sponsored Links App Store The App Store opened for business 11 years ago this week and to mark the anniversary of its app marketplace, Apple is reviving its old iOS poker game. The redesigned Texas Hold ’em app has a new lease on life with more characters, sharper graphics and gameplay that should prove a …

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Samsung under fire for its Australian advertising

Sponsored Links Provided by ACCC Samsung is being sued by an Australian consumer watchdog over misleading claims in its advertising. The ads showed people swimming in pools and surfing in the ocean with their Galaxy phones, leading customers to think that they could safely swim or surf with their devices. Despite what the marketing materials …

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