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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

As the end of the year approaches so too does the season of giving. Holiday gifting lists are often filled with technology, but it isn’t always easy to find that perfect item. We’re here to help. Allow Phone Scoop’s annual Holiday Gift Guide to be your helping hand this season. …

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Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment

Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO Günther Ottendorfer, who’s been behind a lot of Sprint’s network advancements. Ottendorfer framed the departure …

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Instagram Improves Mobile Web Features

Instagram today made its mobile web site a bit more useful. Moving forward, people will be able to take and share photos from instagram.com when using their mobile devices even if the app is not installed. The mobile web also now supports adding text and color to images posted to …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 to Clean Up More Bugs

Apple today released iOS 11.1.2 for the iPhone and iPad. This minor release primarily fixes bugs. Specifically, it resolves an issue where the iPhone X screen might temporarily freeze up or become unresponsive to touch input after a rapid decrease in temperature. It also addresses an issue that might result …

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You can now learn Chinese on your phone with Duolingo

Duolingo, possibly the most popular language learning app for phones, has finally added Chinese to its list of languages, so you can start to learn the most spoken language on the planet. Just do not expect to get fluent with just this one app: the Duolingo course is for beginners …

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Google Home's Broadcast Feature Goes Live

Google today enabled the broadcast feature on Google Home devices in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. Now, people with Google Home devices in their house can broadcast announcements or statements from their phone-based Google Assistant to their Home device. For example, parents can say “Ok Google, broadcast …

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All Twitter Users Gain Access to 280-Character Tweets

Twitter today made it possible for all users of the platform to compose and publish tweets as long as 280 characters. Since its 2006 launch, Twitter has limited posts to 140 characters, though over the years it has made it possible to add content such as links, photos, and hashtags …

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