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Apple Music for Android is officially out of beta

For the past 10 months, Apple Music's Android version has been sitting in Beta. That changes with the 1.0 update that just hit the Google Play Store today. While the latest version fixes some bigs and adds the long-missing custom equalizer feature, users still won't be able to get Apple Music running on an Android tablet.

Online sales of the OnePlus 3 will soon be paused across Europe

Starting August 9th, OnePlus will temporarily halt sales of the OnePlus 3 in select European countries as it is struggling to meet demands for the device. Source: OnePlus

Paper, Dropbox's answer to Google Docs, now has apps for iOS and Android

It's been almost a year since Dropbox formally introduced Paper, its vision for a collaborative workplace regardless of whether you're a project manager, coder, designer or any other kind of employee. It's been in closed beta since then, and we haven't heard much of how the tool has progressed, but today that's changing. Show More Summary

Snapchat's location-based 'geostickers' arrive in ten cities

You might have thought that Snapchat's Geofilters do a pretty good job of jazzing up your snaps when you're in an area blessed with them. Now, the company's rolling out new stickers you'll only be able to attach if you're in the right spot (like New York's pizza rat above). Source: Snapchat

Tell ZTE what to build next

Looks like ZTE is getting around to keeping its promises. After teasing us at CES with plans to develop a crowdsourced mobile device, the Chinese electronics maker today opened up its Z-Community forum for feedback and ideas. Called Project CSX for now, the resulting product is slated for a 2017 release. Show More Summary

Artisto transforms your videos into moving paintings

Artisto is like Prisma, but for videos. You either take a fresh video or select one from your gallery, choose the 10-second section you want to use and wait for the app to transform it into a version that reflects the styles of popular artists like Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. Show More Summary

Chrome for Android makes video smoother, less power-hungry

Google set the stage for the latest Chrome for Android update by revealing that a billion hours of video are now viewed per week on the browser, much of it on mobile. The Android team consequently focused on video for release 52, saying...Show More Summary

What happened at Samsung Unpacked 2016?

Wondering what all the fuss was about Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event earlier today? Let our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco explain everything you need to know about the new Galaxy Note 7 and its accompanying accessories. Those include an upgraded S Pen stylus, a new and improved Gear VR headset, and the US debut of the Gear 360 camera. Show More Summary

The NFL and Snapchat make their partnership official

While Snapchat has been courting sports fans and major leagues for some time now, the National Football League will be the first to announce an official, multi-year deal with the social media platform. According to the league's announcement,...Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 event

Sure, there might not have been many surprises going into Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch event, but you can't say the massive conglomerate can't put on a good show. For about an hour, we saw execs take the stage, make lousy dad jokes,...Show More Summary

Latest Firefox update will help stop your browser from crashing

If Microsoft's anniversary update and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch weren't already enough excitement for you in one day, then hold on tight. Mozilla's rolling out an update that brings a multi-process version of Firefox to some users. Trust us, it is exciting. Source: Mozilla

Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives

After a few months of hype, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here... well, mostly. Microsoft has started rolling out the upgrade to desktop users, who'll automatically receive it stages with "newer machines" getting it first. You can update manually if you just can't stand sitting behind the curve. Show More Summary

Snapchat is developing scannable ads

Snapchat users could soon be scanning more than each other's snapcodes. The company is reportedly working on scannable ads that would unlock sponsored content within the app. Like QR codes before them, these machine-readable advertisements can be integrated into stuff like product packaging or movie posters. Show More Summary

Google's speeding up mobile web search results for all sites

The time you spend waiting for mobile search results to load is about to drop drastically. Google announced on Tuesday that it is expanding the scope of its Accelerated Mobile Pages program to include non-publishing websites. Source: ReCorde

Samsung Pass will give you secure banking via an iris scan

At Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event, the company revealed that its Galaxy Note 7 will have a futuristic new way to sign in: an iris scanner. It'll do much more than just unlock your phone, though. The Korean company also revealed Samsung Pass, a new security system that will let you access banking and other chores using your eyeballs. Show More Summary

Samsung Cloud safeguards your phone's data

The star of Samsung's Unpacked show might be the Galaxy Note 7, but one of its biggest surprises is something you can't really touch: its long, long rumored cloud storage service. The tech giant is launching Samsung Cloud, an online storage option that's focused on safeguarding your phone's data. Show More Summary

HTC's 10 and Vive boost sales, but the future still looks grim

HTC's Vive VR headset and HTC 10 smartphone sold briskly in Q2 2016, boosting revenue 27 percent over last quarter to 18.9 billion Taiwanese dollars ($598 million). The bad news is that compared to the same period last year, sales are down 42.7 percent -- not quite as bad as the 64 percent tumble last quarter, but still a precipitous drop. Show More Summary

Samsung's Gear VR headset gets a more comfortable design

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 is neat and all, but its USB Type-C port means it's incompatible with the Gear VR headset you might have lying around. Never fear, though: The company built a new, more comfortable version of its VR face-screen that you'll be able to pick up on August 19th, the same day the phone itself goes on sale. Show More Summary

Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands on August 19th

Another year, another Galaxy Note. Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 in New York this morning, and you'll be able to get one for yourself in the US starting on August 19th. We got the chance to take one for a test drive prior...Show More Summary

We're live from Samsung's 2016 Unpacked event in New York!

Samsung is holding its annual Unpacked event in New York City today, and we're here ready to bring you all the news as it happens. As is often the case with its summer Unpacked events, we're highly likely to see the new Galaxy Note 7 this morning (yup, Samsung is skipping right over "6" in its naming scheme). Show More Summary

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