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  • Uber Finds Its Way Back to Windows Phone

    23 July 2014, 3:42 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Uber today made available a version of its mobile application for the Windows Phone platform. Uber lets Windows Phone users request rides through its on-demand taxiing service. The Windows Phone app supports credit card payments and provides rate comparisons,…
  • Sony to Boost Smartphone Camera Sensor Production

    23 July 2014, 2:02 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Sony plans to make a large investment its in imaging business and will increase production of CMOS sensors for mobile devices. The company will spend as much as $345 million to improve the capacity of its sensor-making facilities. Sony has already purchased…
  • Skype for Android Makes Finding Friends Easier

    23 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Skype today announced version 5.0 for the Android platform and added one big feature: the ability to cross-integrate contacts between Skype and the phone. Skype 5.0 can scan the local phone address book for other registered Skype users and will then…
  • Verizon Rebadges the HTC One mini 2 as the Remix

    23 July 2014, 11:06 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Verizon Wireless today announced it will sell the HTC One Remix beginning July 24 for $99 with a new contract. The One Remix is a rebranded version of the HTC One mini 2, which was announced earlier this year. The Remix relies on the same design language as…
  • Microsoft Intros Entry-Level Lumia 530

    23 July 2014, 8:04 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Microsoft today revealed the Lumia 530, a new entry-level Windows Phone that succeeds last year's 520. The device features the same colorful design language common to Lumia models and includes interchangeable rear shells for personalization. The Lumia 530 runs…
  • Motorola Debuts Digital Tattoo for Unlocking Moto X

    22 July 2014, 4:04 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Motorola today announced the availability of a digital tattoo that can be used to unlock the Moto X. The tattoo is actually an adhesive based on VivaLnk‚Äôs eSkin technology. It is about the size of a nickel and adheres to the skin for about five days. Users…
  • Review: LG G3 for Sprint

    22 July 2014, 2:16 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    The LG G3 is a solid device for Sprint customers to consider, and is among a growing number to offer Wi-Fi calling. Android smartphone enthusiasts would do well to read Phone Scoop's full report, which points out the phone's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Skype Says App Headed to Amazon's Fire Phone

    22 July 2014, 1:08 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Skype today said it is preparing a version of its mobile communications application for Amazon's Fire Phone. The Fire Phone runs FireOS, a forked version of Android. The Skype app will launch alongside the phone when it goes on sale. Skype said it designed the…
  • Sprint Adds Wi-Fi Calling to HTC One (M8)

    22 July 2014, 12:10 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Sprint recently announced that it is rolling out Wi-Fi calling to the HTC One and HTC One Harmon Kardon Edition. The Wi-Fi calling feature makes it possible to connect voice calls and send messages via local Wi-Fi networks rather than through Sprint's cellular…
  • Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available

    22 July 2014, 10:41 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app. Amazon touts…
  • PlayPhone Says 'Game On' with Boost and Virgin

    22 July 2014, 10:13 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA subscribers will soon have access to PlayPhone's socially-connected gaming portal, says PlayPhone. The platform will allow Boost and Virgin subscribers to find and play mobile games with their online friends, and share scores…
  • Xiaomi Reveals Mi4 Flagship Smartphone

    22 July 2014, 8:27 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Xiaomi today announced the Mi4, an Android-powered smartphone that offers high-end specs for a low price point. The Mi4 uses a blend of steel, glass and plastic in its design and has a 5-inch full HD display with narrow bezels. The Mi4 includes a 2.5GHz…
  • Yahoo to Buy Flurry

    21 July 2014, 5:19 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Yahoo today announced that is has agreed to purchase Flurry for an undisclosed sum. Flurry offers mobile app developers a variety of tools to improve and monetize their applications. According to Yahoo, the acquisition will allow it to further refine is mobile…
  • Review: LG G3 for Verizon Wireless

    21 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    The LG G3 is one of the company's finest efforts and a strong competitor against the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S5 and HTC's One (M8). LG's flagship Android phone makes significant strides in design, quality, and features. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
  • Facebook Rolling Out 'Save' Feature

    21 July 2014, 1:31 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to save content for later viewing. The tool can be used to earmark links, places, movies, TV, and music. Facebook Save is headed to the web, as well as Android and iOS apps. Users will be able to…
  • Verizon to Debut Rewards Program July 24

    21 July 2014, 10:15 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Verizon Wireless today announced the pending launch of Verizon Smart Rewards, a program that will give customers points for performing different account-related activities. The program kicks off July 24 for Verizon's postpaid customers. Those who sign up will…
  • BlackBerry Names New COO

    21 July 2014, 8:29 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    BlackBerry today said it has appointed Marty Beard to the post of Chief Operating Officer. Beard worked for LiveOps and Sybase before joining BlackBerry. Beard will be responsible for marketing, application development, and quality and customer care. The COO…
  • Sony Lists Xperia Z2 for Sale On US Web Site

    21 July 2014, 8:09 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Sony recently made the Xperia Z2 available to U.S. buyers via its web store. The Z2, which was announced in January, costs $699 and is being sold unlocked. The Z2 has a 5.2-inch full HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera with 4K video capture, quad-core Snapdragon…
  • GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears

    18 July 2014, 10:40 am by: Rich Brome

    A new phone accessory allows users to create their own long-range wireless network between two or more phones. The goTenna is a six-inch wand that pairs with a phone via Bluetooth LE. goTennas connect to each other at 151-154 MHz, a frequency low enough to…
  • Google Wallet Now Stores Gift Cards

    18 July 2014, 9:47 am by: Rich Brome

    Google this week released a new version of Google Wallet that can capture, store, and manage gift card info. Users can add gift cards via the camera or keyboard, then show a barcode on the screen to redeem the card. Select retailers - including AMC, Best Buy,…

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