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Google's Files Go File Management App Gains Search Tools

19 minutes agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Google today updated Files Go for Android devices and introduced several new features to the file management app. Files Go on Android now supports file search. Google says the search function delivers instant results, search history, autocomplete, and filters. Show More Summary

Google Assistant Can Now Send Payments Via Google Pay

33 minutes agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Google today updated Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices with the ability to send mobile payments. Google says people can easily send or request money from their contact list for free. Google Pay is required for the sender, and those who haven't yet set it up will be prompted to enroll. Show More Summary

Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones

Best Buy is expected to drop products made by Huawei over the next few weeks, reports CNET. Citing a source familiar with Best Buy's plan, CNET says the company will sell through the stock of devices such as Huawei's smartphones that are already in its stores, but the electronics retailer will not replenish supplies of Huawei phones. Show More Summary

Samsung's Exynos 9610 Packs Imaging Smarts and 4K Slow-Mo

Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Series 9610 mobile application processor, a chip built using Samsung's 10nm FinFET process that targets high-end smartphones. The octa-core processor has four Cortex A-73 cores at 2.3 GHz and four Cortex A-53 cores at 1.6 GHz. Show More Summary

Facebook Says It Will Do More to Protect User Data from Apps

19 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today outlined several steps the company has taken and plans to take to protect users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In 2013, an app developer created a personality quiz that was used by 300,000 people. Show More Summary

Instagram Lets Users Put Hashtag and Profile Links in Bios

21 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Instagram today made it possible for people to add links to hashtags or other profiles in their own bio section. Inserting the links is easy. Users simply enter the "#" or "@" symbol and Instagram will recommend popular hashtags or profiles as users type. Show More Summary

Apple Debuts New Bands for Apple Watch

Apple today revealed its Spring collection of bands for the Apple Watch, which include a variety of new colors and styles. Apple updated the Woven Nylon band with stripes and colors. The Sport band now comes in Denim Blue, Lemonade,Show More Summary

Oreo Hitting Most US Versions of Samsung Galaxy S8

People in the U.S. who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ can expect to see Android 8 Oreo reach their phone over the coming days. Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and not AT&T are all pushing the system upgrade to their customers. Oreo includes notification dots, picture-in-picture, and autofill. Show More Summary

Facebook Improves User Control Over Group Chats in Messenger

Facebook today expanded the tools people can use to manage large group chats in Messenger. Administrator privileges allow people to approve new members before they can join a group chat, as well as remove members and promote/demote another user to/from the role of admin. Show More Summary

Qualcomm Drops New Snapdragon 845 Virtual Reality SDK with Eye Tracking

Qualcomm today announced a new software development kit for the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. Qualcomm believes this new SDK will give developers the power they need to create next-generation virtual reality experiences. The new SDK does several important things. Show More Summary

‘Subscribe with Google’ to Ease Pain of Subscribing to News Sources

Google today announced Subscribe with Google, an easy way for people to subscribe to and pay for select news sources. Google has worked with a number of publishers over the last six months to develop the service. People can discoverShow More Summary

Google Talks Up First Wave of ARCore Apps

Google today highlighted some of the initial augmented reality apps to reach the Play Store that take advantage of ARCore 1.0. Google says some 60 apps are now available for dozens of smartphone models. For example, games such as My Tamagochi Forever, Walking Dead Our World, and TendAR overlay gameplay with real-world objects. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Debuts ‘Fan League’ for Enthusiasts

BlackBerry Mobile today kicked off the BlackBerry Fan League, a way for BlackBerry smartphone enthusiasts to connect with the brand. BlackBerry says participants will have the opportunity to win prizes, including smartphones, as well as participate in surveys and beta programs, and interface directly with the BlackBerry Mobile team. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Brings Back Offer Just In Time for Opening Day

T-Mobile is offering customers a chance to access free for a third year in a row. T-Mobile announced that baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones through 2018. T-Mobile has partnered with MLB and is providing customers with a free year of and MLB At Bat Premium. Show More Summary

BlackBerry and Microsoft Partner On Mobile Services

BlackBerry and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will see the two deliver mobile software and services to businesses customers. A new solution, called BlackBerry Bridge, lets business users access Microsoft mobile apps from within BackBerry Dynamics. Show More Summary

Class Action Against BlackBerry Over Handset Sales Can Proceed

BlackBerry's hope to squash a lawsuit has been dashed by a U.S. judge who says the legal proceedings can move forward. Plaintiffs allege BlackBerry "inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders" by suggesting sales of BlackBerry 10 handsets were much better than they really were. Show More Summary

Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them

Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game. Show More Summary

Google's Shopping Actions Make It Easy to Buy Stuff from Search Results

Google today announced its Shopping Actions program, a way for retailers to surface their products in search results and ensure those products are easy to purchase. Google is bringing Shopping Actions to Google Assistant and Google Search, which will include a universal shopping cart on mobile devices, desktops, and Google Home products. Show More Summary

Google Pay Lets People Use their Phone as Ticket On Las Vegas Monorail

Google today said its Google Pay app can now serve as a transit ticket on the Las Vegas monorail system. People visiting Las Vegas will be able to use Google Pay to purchase their monorail ticket online and add it to the app. The service includes prepaid, single-use, or other types of passes. Show More Summary

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. Show More Summary

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