Oscar Raymundo

Staff Writer

Oscar writes about iOS, mobile culture and digital music. He also hosts 'The iPhone Show' from Macworld's San Francisco HQ.

Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions

Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions

The update also includes in-app @mentions that send Facebook friends specific notifications.

Instagram will let you book appointments to become more like Yelp and OpenTable

Instagram will let you book appointments to become more like Yelp and OpenTable

The Facebook-owned app wants to give you more reasons to interact with businesses.

One more thing: Why Apple could still launch a new iPad Pro at Apple Park in April

One more thing: Why Apple could still launch a new iPad Pro at Apple Park in April

Could Apple be saving more surprises for Apple Park’s grand opening next month?

Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Siri who? iPhone users can now ask Alexa to track a package or play a Prime video.

Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat clone—but with a twist

Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat clone—but with a twist

Messenger is the latest Facebook property to integrate Snapchat-style slideshows, but this time they’re intended to help you meet up with friends in real life.

IT professionals think Apple devices are easier to manage, according to new survey

IT professionals think Apple devices are easier to manage, according to new survey

But Mac integration could use some work.

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that ‘blew up’

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that ‘blew up’

So far, there’s no reason to think this issue is affecting other iPhone devices.

Watch Apple's new commercials for the iPad Pro featuring real people's tweets

Watch Apple's new commercials for the iPad Pro featuring real people's tweets

Apple's latest video ads take aim at PCs... again.

Facebook debuts vertical video format and confirms forthcoming TV apps

Facebook debuts vertical video format and confirms forthcoming TV apps

Facebook continues its mission to become a "video-first" company.

5 quirky dating apps to try this Valentine’s Day

5 quirky dating apps to try this Valentine’s Day

Tired of Tinder? There are new, more interesting ways to find a date this Valentine’s Day.

Apple has just patented an Apple Watch battery band

Apple has just patented an Apple Watch battery band

You might be able to use a portable battery to charge your Watch while wearing it.

Facebook is reportedly working on a video app for Apple TV

Facebook is reportedly working on a video app for Apple TV

Facebook is reportedly working on a tvOS app to bring its videos to your living room.

Google has open-sourced Chrome for iOS

Google has open-sourced Chrome for iOS

Developers looking to build a mobile browser for iOS can now start with Google’s Chromium project.

Starbucks can now take your order via a voice-controlled iOS bot

Starbucks can now take your order via a voice-controlled iOS bot

Amazon Alexa also gets a Starbucks Reorder skill.

Target is bringing mobile payments in-store but not through Apple Pay

Target is bringing mobile payments in-store but not through Apple Pay

Target confirmed that its developing its own mobile payments system.

App Store prices will be higher in the U.K. to reflect post-Brexit exchange rates

App Store prices will be higher in the U.K. to reflect post-Brexit exchange rates

Apple also increased app prices in India, Turkey, Romania and Russia.

Apple removes the New York Times app in China following government request

Apple removes the New York Times app in China following government request

Citing Chinese regulations, Apple has removed the newspaper's iOS apps in mainland China.

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MacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports

Issues with battery life prevented the new MacBook Pro from getting the thumbs-up.

AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.

Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters

Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters

Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.

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