• By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 24, 2017

    MTA APPROVES $573M FOR CONTACTLESS FARE SYSTEM

    New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to do away with the aging MetroCard fare system in favor of one that supports...

    Smartphone, Samsung, Apple, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 23, 2017

    APPLE VS. SAMSUNG HEADS BACK TO COURT

    Samsung will get another chance to reduce the amount of money it owes to Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. The original verdict...

    Samsung, iPhone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 23, 2017

    APPLE PUSHES IOS 11.1 BETA 5 TO DEVELOPERS

    Apple today made iOS 11.1 Beta 5 available to developers. According to Apple, the minor update contains bug fixes and other under-the-hood...

    iPhone, iPad, iOS, Apple
  • Review: Google Pixel 2 XL By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 23, 2017

    REVIEW: GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL

    The Pixel 2 XL from Google is a high-end handset that includes a powerful camera, a big screen, a metal design, and a pure Google experience...

    Google, Android
  • 'Pay with Google' Goes Live for Online and In-App Payments By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 23, 2017

    'PAY WITH GOOGLE' GOES LIVE FOR ONLINE AND IN-APP PAYMENTS

    Google today made good on its promise back in May to release a tool for improving online and in-app payments. Pay with Google allows...

    Google, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 23, 2017

    ESSENTIAL DROPS PRICE OF PH-1 FROM $699 TO $499

    Essential Products today dropped the price of its PH-1 smartphone by $200. In order to score the new price, consumers will need to...

    Smartphone, Phone, Android
  • FCC Docs Reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Band 71 for T-Mobile By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 21, 2017

    FCC DOCS REVEAL SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 ACTIVE WITH BAND 71 FOR T-MOBILE

    Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will be Samsung's first Band 71-compatible smartphone for T-Mobile....

    Smartphone, Samsung, Mobile
  • Nokia 3310 3G Hits Best Buy This Month for $60 By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 20, 2017

    NOKIA 3310 3G HITS BEST BUY THIS MONTH FOR $60

    HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded handsets, today said the 3310 3G will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy. The phone can...

    Phone
  • ZTE Blade X Is the Latest Low-Cost Option from Cricket Wireless By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 20, 2017

    ZTE BLADE X IS THE LATEST LOW-COST OPTION FROM CRICKET WIRELESS

    ZTE and Cricket Wireless today announced the Blade X, an affordable Android smartphone with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The...

    Smartphone, Phone, Mobile, Android
  • Review: Fabriq Chorus Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 20, 2017

    REVIEW: FABRIQ CHORUS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER WITH ALEXA

    The Fabriq Chorus is a mid-sized, portable Bluetooth speaker that taps into the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. If you want a purpose-built...

  • Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Paymens By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 20, 2017

    FACEBOOK MESSENGER ADDS PAYPAL AS FUNDING SOURCE FOR PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENS

    Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends...

    Facebook
  • Google Improves Visibility of Instant Apps with 'Try It Now' Button By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 19, 2017

    GOOGLE IMPROVES VISIBILITY OF INSTANT APPS WITH 'TRY IT NOW' BUTTON

    Google today outlined a number of improvements it has made to the Play Store in order to help both consumers and developers make the...

    Google, Android
  • Visual Guide to US Mobile Radio Bands By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 19, 2017

    VISUAL GUIDE TO US MOBILE RADIO BANDS

    Updated to include the new band 71. Band 12? AWS? Lower 700 MHz? What does it all mean? We explain the arcane world of the radio frequency...

    Phone, Mobile
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 19, 2017

    VERIZON DROPS SCREEN REPAIR COST TO $29 FOR INSURANCE ENROLLEES

    Repairing a cracked smartphone display just got cheaper. Verizon Wireless today said those who subscribe to its Total Mobile Protection...

    Smartphone, Tablet, Phone, Mobile
  • Review: Wicked Audio Endo Bluetooth Headphones By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 19, 2017

    REVIEW: WICKED AUDIO ENDO BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

    Wicked Audio's Endo Bluetooth headphones are on-ear cans for those who don't need or want advanced features. This affordable headset...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 18, 2017

    SAMSUNG EMBRACES GOOGLE'S ARCORE FOR AUGMENTED REALITY

    Samsung today said it will work with Google to bring Google's ARCore augmented reality content to a wider range of its smartphones,...

    Smartphone, Samsung, Android, Google, Hardware, Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 18, 2017

    SAMSUNG SAYS BIXBY 2.0 TO BE OPEN AND UBIQUITOUS

    Samsung today announced a major update to its Bixby personal assistant service. Samsung calls Bixby 2.0 a "bold reinvention" of the...

    Samsung, Phone
  • Amazon to Sell Moto X4 Via Prime Exclusives By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 18, 2017

    AMAZON TO SELL MOTO X4 VIA PRIME EXCLUSIVES

    Amazon today said it will soon offer the Motorola Moto X4 through its Prime Exclusives program. Devices sold under the Prime Exclusives...

    Phone
  • Motorola Bakes Amazon's Alexa Into Speaker Mod for Moto Z By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 18, 2017

    MOTOROLA BAKES AMAZON'S ALEXA INTO SPEAKER MOD FOR MOTO Z

    Motorola today announced the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, a new modular attachment that lets Moto Z owners access Alexa when...

    Phone
  • Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App By Phone Scoop   -   Oct 18, 2017

    GOOGLE TESTING 3RD-PARTY EMAIL ACCESS IN IOS GMAIL APP

    Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's...

    iOS, Google, Apple, Android