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Clips, Apple's Video Creation App, Gains Disney Characters

Apple today updated its Clips mobile video application with characters from Disney movies and new graphic overlays and posters. Apple says several classic Disney characters, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy, can be added to videos complete with animations. Show More Summary

YouTube TV Reaches 10 More Markets

Google today made good on its promise to expand the reach of YouTube TV to more markets. YouTube TV is now available in the 10 markets it announced last month, which include Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Show More Summary

Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices

Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications. Show More Summary

Google's Motion Stills App Now Available to Android Phones

Google today made its Motion Stills GIF-making application available to Android handsets for the first time. The app, first released last year, has until now been reserved for the iPhone. It was initially meant to help iPhone owners make shareable GIFs of their Live Photos. Show More Summary

OnePlus Pushing 911 Reboot Fix to OnePlus 5

OnePlus has created a patch for a bug that impacted the OnePlus 5 handset's ability to call 911. Some OnePlus 5 owners reported that calling 911 forced their handset to reboot, thus ending the in-progress 911 call. This has obvious safety implications. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Says 600 MHz Service Kicks Off In August

T-Mobile today said it plans to begin offering service through its 600 MHz spectrum next month. The company revealed the news in its second quarter earnings statement. T-Mobile claims it will have 10 MHz of 600 MHz spectrum with LTEShow More Summary

HMD Global, Maker of Nokia Phones, Parts Ways with CEO

HMD Global today said Arto Nummela, CEO and member of its Global Board of Directors, will leave the company effective immediately. Florian Seiche, who has co-lead the company as president since its founding, has been appointed acting CEO in Nummela's place. Show More Summary

Google Offers More Fine-Tuned App Curation in the Play Store

Google today improved the Editors' Choice section of the Google Play Store with what it calls "better curation to help you find high-quality apps." In short, Google has added new editorial pages to the Editors' Choice section, which provide more fine-tuned recommendations for apps and games. Show More Summary

Google Expeditions Moves Beyond the Classroom

Google today made it possible for anyone to access and enjoy its 360-degree Expeditions. Until now, Google Expeditions has been limited to educational environments. Expeditions relies on Google Cardboard or Google Daydream viewers to interact with 360-degree and/or virtual environments. Show More Summary

Apple Updates iPhone, Watch, AppleTV Software

Apple today pushed out updates to four of its core platforms. iPhone and iPad owners can update their devices to iOS 10.3.3, which Apple has been testing with developers for more than a month. The minor system update, likely the last for iOS 10, includes bug fixes and performance improvements. Show More Summary

FCC Bestows More 600 MHz Licenses

The FCC today granted licenses for 600 MHz spectrum to those companies that placed winning bids during the incentive auction, which concluded earlier this year. The FCC has already distributed some of the 600 MHz licenses, including some to T-Mobile. Show More Summary

Review: WinnerGear Hero Wireless Earbuds

Fully wireless earbuds are finally becoming more mainstream and options abound. If you're looking for a way to enjoy music that doesn't involve cables, cords, or wires, something like the WinnerGear Hero is one way to get a taste of freedom without breaking the bank. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review.

Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21

Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21. According to Samsung, carrier-specific versions for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will be available at Best Buy stores, while the unlocked version will be available at Best Buy and Show More Summary

Google Bringing Search-Based Feed to Its Mobile App

Google today said its personalized feed will begin to appear in the Google mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The feed, which Google has been testing on Android since late last year, displays information cards below the search bar based on each user's individual search history. Show More Summary

Bixby Finally Speaks English, Prepped for US Launch on Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung today said Bixby now speaks English well enough and is ready for launch in the U.S. Bixby has been available in Samsung's home market of Korea since earlier this spring, but had been delayed in the U.S. because the company didn't have enough data for English. Show More Summary

Bluetooth's IoT Ambitions Boosted By Mesh Networking

The Bluetooth SIG today added support for mesh networking to its core Bluetooth specification. The move targets the internet-of-things, smart homes, and business applications where simple connections between many devices are needed.Show More Summary

Lightroom for Android and iOS Earns More Photo-Tweaking Powers

Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application for Android and iOS devices. Adobe says it overhauled the Android version from the ground up to give it a more native Android feel. Every screen has a new design that Adobe claims is faster and more efficient to use. Show More Summary

Snapchat Now Lets Users Record Multiple Snaps and Edit Pix

Snapchat today improved its Android and iOS mobile apps with new tools. First, the app can now record up to six 10-second clips over the course of one minute. Users can then select the segment they like best for sharing. People need only keep holding their finger down on the capture button in order to record multiple shots. Show More Summary

AT&T Says Edge Computing to Power 5G Experiences

AT&T hopes taking advantage of numerous, local data centers will enable the low-latency, high-speed features of 5G. The company is exploring a model called edge computing in order to balance the power needs of mobile devices with those of data center number crunching. Show More Summary

Google Allo Gains Message Reactions

Google updated its Allo messaging app for Android devices this week and added the ability to react to individual messages. A little heart symbol now appears below received messages. Tapping it reveals a selection of possible reactions to show the sender what you think about the message. Show More Summary

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