• Review: Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 23, 2018

    REVIEW: MOPHIE CHARGE STREAM PAD+

    The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is a universal wireless charger that accommodates iPhones and Galaxies alike. This slim, disk-shaped...

    Phone, iPhone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 23, 2018

    CRICKET CHANGES PLAN NAMES, CLARIFIES PLAN FEATURES

    Cricket Wireless today said its service plans have new names. The new names corresponded to changes the company made to its service...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 23, 2018

    EU PUTS THE BRAKES ON APPLE'S SHAZAM ACQUISITION

    The European Commission is holding up Apple's planned acquisition of Shazam. "The Commission is concerned that the merger could reduce...

    iOS, Apple, Android
  • OnePlus Provides Peek at Glass-Backed OnePlus 6 By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 23, 2018

    ONEPLUS PROVIDES PEEK AT GLASS-BACKED ONEPLUS 6

    OnePlus is expected to announce the OnePlus 6 flagship phone in the coming weeks and today it shared some information about the design....

    Smartphone, Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 21, 2018

    GSMA PUTS ESIM DEVELOPMENT ON HOLD DUE TO INQUIRY

    The GSMA telecommunications group today said it will pause work on the eSIM standard while the U.S. Justice Department completes its...

    iPad, Phone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 21, 2018

    ZTE BEING GIVEN A CHANCE TO ARGUE ITS CASE

    ZTE will have an opportunity to ask the U.S. Commerce Department to change its mind regarding the government's decision to ban U.S....

    Mobile, Hardware
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES ANTITRUST INVESTIGATION INTO AT&T, VERIZON

    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating AT&T and Verizon for secretly colluding to put carrier-locking ability into the new eSIM...

    Phone, Apple
  • Hands On with the Moto e5 Play By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    HANDS ON WITH THE MOTO E5 PLAY

    The Moto e5 Play is the latest truly entry-level phone from Motorola / Lenovo. There's nothing fancy about it, but it does manage to...

    Phone
  • FitBit to Update Versa with Quick Replies and Female Health Tracking By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    FITBIT TO UPDATE VERSA WITH QUICK REPLIES AND FEMALE HEALTH TRACKING

    FitBit this week released its Versa smartwatch and said new features for the wearable will arrive as soon as next month. A software...

    iOS, Facebook, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    AT&T PREPS MORE THAN 100 MARKETS FOR 5G, EXPANDS LTE-LAA

    AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company...

    Samsung, Phone
  • Apple's New Robot Prevents Your Dead iPhone from Pushing Daisies By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    APPLE'S NEW ROBOT PREVENTS YOUR DEAD IPHONE FROM PUSHING DAISIES

    Apple today made several commitments to environmental conservation efforts based on recycling old iPhones. To start, the company will...

    iPhone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    GOOGLE HINGES ANDROID MESSAGING STRATEGY ON CARRIER-BASED RCS, ALLO BEING PUT ON 'PAUSE'

    Google hopes to solve the messaging experience on Android phones with a new service called Chat. Chat will be based on Rich Communication...

    Phone, Google, Mobile, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 20, 2018

    ZTE VOWS TO FIGHT BAN, SAYS DENIAL ORDER WILL 'SEVERELY IMPACT' THE SURVIVAL OF THE COMPANY

    ZTE today said the ban issued by the Commerce Department is unfair and overly severe in what mark its first public comments since the...

    Hardware
  • Hands On with the Moto e5 Plus and g6 Play By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    HANDS ON WITH THE MOTO E5 PLUS AND G6 PLAY

    Sitting in the middle of Motorola's new lineup of affordable Android phones are the Moto e5 Plus and g6 Play. In spite of their odd...

    Phone, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    AT&T REJIGGERS PREPAID PLANS AND DISCOUNTS

    AT&T today overhauled how it organizes its AT&T Prepaid service plans. Specifically, the company is now offering more data and higher...

    Mobile
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    MICROSOFT'S AI-POWERED TRANSLATOR APP NOW WORKS OFFLINE

    Microsoft today said its Microsoft Translator application can now function when offline. End users will need to download free AI-powered...

    Phone, iOS, Google, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    OPERA DISCONTINUING ITS ANDROID AND IOS VPN SERVICE

    Opera Software says its mobile VPN service will go offline on April 30, 2018. The Opera VPN service has been around for several years...

    Windows, iOS, Mobile, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    NETFLIX BRINGS 30-SECOND PREVIEWS TO MOBILE DEVICES

    Netflix today announced mobile previews, a feature that lets people preview movie and TV content on their phone. Netflix says mobile...

    Phone, iOS, Mobile, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    QUALCOMM TO TRIM 1,500 JOBS IN ORDER TO REDUCE COSTS

    Qualcomm is prepared to layoff some 1,500 employees, mostly in California, according to Bloomberg. Earlier this year, Qualcomm promised...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ALEXA BLUEPRINTS LET ANYONE CREATE PERSONALIZED ALEXA SKILLS

    Amazon today released Alexa Blueprints, a tool that people can use to create their very own skills for Alexa. Amazon published a new...

    Phone