Microsoft Lumia 650 is likely coming to the U.S. by way of Cricket Wireless

The new Microsoft Lumia 650 is expected to come to the United States on Cricket Wireless, likely for $199, despite the press release stating that it would be available only in select European markets. Read more…

Microsoft teases new HDR control setting for Windows 10 Mobile cameras

Microsoft’s Imaging Chief for Windows 10 Mobile confirms updates to its native camera app that would enable shutterbugs to force the HDR capture settings into an ‘on’ state. Read more…

New Windows 10 Mobile device with Snapdragon 820 spotted

New Windows 10 Mobile devices are in development, and today one of these devices, the 5.8-inch phablet „HP Falcon,“ has been spotted for the first time on a benchmark. Read more…

New Update Makes Tumblr First Major Social Network to Support Live Photos

While iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users can share Live Photos with each other through services like iMessage, the hybrid image / video can’t be easily shared to social networks. Today, Tumblr updated its iOS app with Live Photos support, making it the first major social network to do so.

As TechCrunch notes, Tumblr users tend to upload, share, and re-share GIFs and other kinds of animated images, including memes, at a rapid rate, likely making Tumblr the first place where Live Photos would be widely seen and viewed.

The app was also updated with 3D Touch support. Now, users can press down on the app’s icon to search the service from their home screen, activate Live Photos, and peek and pop into other users’ Tumblrs by clicking on their name or avatar. While Tumblr does support Live Photos, they’re only viewable within its iOS app. Other updates to the Tumblr app include the ability to send a post to any Tumblr user and messaging.

Tumblr for iOS is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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iHeartRadio heads to Windows 10 Mobile with support for Windows Hello

iHeartRadio is now available on Windows 10 Mobile, and includes Windows Hello biometric authentication support, allowing users to sign in using the iris scanner on Microsoft’s new Lumia flagships. Read more…

Tim Cook dishes thoughts on the design of Apple’s Smart Battery Case

Many have criticized the design of Apple’s latest product, the Smart Battery Case. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand at an event and gave his thoughts on the design. Read more…

Wallet for Windows 10 Mobile now supports loyalty cards

A new update is now available for the Wallet application for Windows 10 Mobile, adding support for retail loyalty cards. Select cards can now be scanned into the app, and used in-store. Read more…

Microsoft announces Cortana for "select iPhone, Android and Cyanogen OS powered devices"

Microsoft has launched its digital assistant for iPhones and Android devices, and the first Cyanogen OS handset – featuring ‘deeper integration’ than on other platforms – will get it later this month. Read more…

Sony Releases ‘PlayStation Messages’ App for iOS

Shortly after its PlayStation Experience 2015 event in San Francisco this weekend, Sony has released a brand new app called PlayStation Messages, which allows PlayStation 4 owners to chat with their friends on the go. While the standard PlayStation app had built-in messaging functionality, it’s been split into its own app like how Facebook did with Facebook Messenger.

The app allows PlayStation Network users to send their friends text, voice and picture messages in addition to stickers of PlayStation game characters like Knack and Uncharted’s Nathan Drake. The app also allows for group messaging.

The standard PlayStation app was also updated today with the ability to follow verified users and the removal of the messaging functionality.

PlayStation Messages is a universal app that’s available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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