Apple Pay Expanding to CVS and 7-Eleven

Apple Pay will reach CVS and 7-Eleven retail locations later this year, said Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s earnings call with investors. The company didn’t say when Apple Pay will reach these retailers, but they are on deck. Apple noted that Apple Pay was responsible for more mobile payments than Square and PayPal combined during the second quarter of the year. Apple Pay is available from the newest iPhones, which are equipped with the proper wireless radio chip. Apple Pay is secured with the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6s, 7, and 8, and Face ID on the iPhone X.

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iOS 12 Beta Updated for Public Testers

Apple has made new betas of iOS 12 available to its developer community and public testers alike. iOS 12 developer beta 5 was released earlier this week and iOS 12 public beta 4 was released today. Apple didn’t spell out any specific changes in these builds. iOS 12 includes a number of new features, such as improved notifications, memoji for the iPhone X, performance refinements, Screen Time for monitoring usage, and better security. The final version of iOS 12 won’t arrive until the fall months.

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Review: Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charger

The Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Stand is compatible with phones from Apple, LG, Samsung, and Sony. It cradles phones in either vertical or horizontal positions, and supports 10W for quick charging. If you need a single charging stand for your phones, the Belkin Boost↑Up is a good option.

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Google Adds Spotify to Its Clock App for Custom Alarms

Google today said is has added Spotify to the Google Clock app. This means people will be able to pick their favorite songs or playlists to wake them up. In order to get the feature working, people will need to download the latest version of the Spotify and Clock apps, and connect them on the phone. Once connected, people can browse their recently-played tunes, opt for a curated playlist, and set any of them as the alarm. When the musical alarm goes off, users can turn it off or keep on listening. The alarms are available to Spotify Free and Premium users. The feature is rolling out globally this week. Google didn’t say if it will eventually allow subscribers to other music services, such as its own Google Play Music, to tap into their accounts for musical alarms.

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OnePlus Commits to Updating the 3/3T to Android P

OnePlus say its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T phones will both be updated to Android P. The company had originally said updates for these phones, which are two years old, would stop with Android Oreo. They currently run Android 8.0. OnePlus says it will skip the Android 8.1 update and go straight to Android P. “After internal discussions and evaluation, we have decided to focus our development resources on the Android P project instead of upgrading the device to Android 8.1, so that we can offer more exciting features and improvements for our OnePlus 3 and 3T users,” said the company. OnePlus says the OnePlus 6 will be the first device to receive Android P, followed by the OnePlus 5/5T, and finally the OnePlus 3/3T. OnePlus didn’t say when these updates will arrive.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Gain 'Frozen' AR Emoji

Samsung has made new AR emoji stickers available to its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones. Owners of these devices can download an AR pack that contains characters from Disney’s movie “Frozen,” including Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff. The S9/S9+ launched with access to several core Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck, and later added characters from The Incredibles. AR emoji allow people to animate cartoon characters using their own face in coordination with the front-facing camera. The new AR Emoji are free to download from Samsung through the camera application.

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WhatsApp Rings Up Group Video Chats for Android and iOS

WhatsApp has made it possible to make group voice and video calls through its mobile app. The app has supported one-on-one voice and video calls for some time. This new features lets people connect up to four people on a single call. WhatsApp says the features requires users to add participants one at a time via the new “add participant” button that appears in the app. Group calls are encrypted end-to-end, just like one-on-one calls. WhatsApp says the feature should work reliably around the world and in various network conditions. The new WhatsApp is available from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.

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OK I’ve got a fiver a month. What can I get?

Hello you beautiful Coolsmartphone reader you. Now, I know that spending £40-£60 per month for a phone and a contract seems like “situation normal” now, but what if you’ve got yourself a second-hand or reconditioned phone and you just want a low-cost monthly plan? Well, over at HotUKDeals someone has spotted that Plusnet are doing a rolling 30-day SIM-only plan for £5 with 1.5GB of data.

OK Ive got a fiver a month. What can I get?

We’ve had a chat with the people at Plusnet (who, by the way, run on the EE network so you get all the coverage and the 4G goodness) and they tell us that there’s been a bit of a mistake. It’s actually £6 per month, but hey – that’s still good, right? You get 500 minutes and unlimited texts with that one but, and it’s a bit of a “but”, you do have to be a Plusnet broadband customer to get the offer.

OK Ive got a fiver a month. What can I get?

If you want to go to £5, Labara have 1GB and 500 minutes plus 100 texts. They’re on the Vodafone masts, but it looks like 3G only there. Other options include 500MB on iD Mobile for just £3.99 a month (150 minutes and unlimited texts) or 500MB with giffgaff for £5 month (150 minutes, 500 texts).

If you want a smidge more data, this giffgaff 2GB deal for £7.50 seems your best deal, but it’s a bit more cash.

My advice? If you can wait, hang around for the special offers, then jump and stick on the deal / network as long as you can.

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OnePlus 3 & 3T to get Android P

OnePlus have a motto of ‘Never Settle’ and this also includes when it comes to offering the best software experiance possible to customers.

Whilst a lot of manufacturers leave older devices behind when it comes to software updates, OnePlus is not one of them, especially after the news just announced!

OnePlus 3 & 3T to get Android P

Yes that’s right, owners of the OnePlus 3 and 3T will be able to enjoy Android P when it comes out later in the year, and this should be music to the ears of customers who have stuck with their OnePlus 3 or 3T instead of jumping to a 5 or 6.

I have been running the P developer version on my OnePlus 6 and have been very impressed, and the final version should be even better so 3 and 3T customers have a lot to look forward too.

Below is the statement we just had through so you can read in detail

OnePlus is committed to giving users the best possible experience, consistently delivering software updates for two years after the launch of a device, and security updates for an additional year after that. Just last week, we introduced camera improvements and the latest Android security patch, in the OxygenOS 5.0.4 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T.   

After internal discussions and evaluation, we have decided to focus our development resources on the Android P project, instead of upgrading the OnePlus 3 and 3T device to Android 8.1, so we can offer more exciting features and improvements for our OnePlus 3 and 3T users.  

Over the past few months, we have been working closely with Google on the Android P Beta program. Thanks to everyone’s participation and continued feedback, the progress we have made together has been greatly accelerated. The Android P update will be available on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/T and OnePlus 3/3T, in this order. We will keep you all updated in the coming months.  

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New Stylus Pens from Adonit

Adonit has been very busy recently launching numerous stylus pens for different devices and occasions. Firstly, let’s talk about the new Mini 4 which was launched in the UK in June. A pocket-sized stylus for use with any touchscreen, the Mini 4 is available in Olive Green, Royal Blue, Orange, and Dark Greyfor £22.25 from Amazon with Prime delivery. This particular pen doesn’t require any batteries or connectivity, but just you and your smart device. Small enough to work with your phone for your precise needs as opposed to a “push’n’go” 99p stylus.

New Stylus Pens from Adonit

Jasper Li, CTO for Adonit comments, “There is always room for improvement when creating the next design concept. We took into mind how consumers want to interact with their devices and how our styluses could boost their experience. It was a natural evolution to continue to build upon and reenergize the Mini line.”

Another cool design from Adonit is called the Snap 2 with a Bluetooth camera shutter remote for iPhones. The Snap 2 is available for £29.99 from Amazon in three pastel colours with Prime delivery. Featuring both a Single Shot Mode and a new Triple Burst Mode, the Snap 2 instantly takes either one picture or three continuous shots to capture the perfect moment. Compatible with apps including Snapchat, Draw Something and Snapseed, once photos have been taken they are easy to edit and can add a personal touch with the 1.9mm PixelPoint fine point precision tip.

New Stylus Pens from Adonit

Jasper Li, says “Our vision behind Snap 2 is to improve the way we share our experiences with friends. Today, Snapchat and Instagram play a big part in how we communicate. From selfies to doodles, Snap 2 enables users to take sharing to the next level. We introduced the triple burst feature for capturing the perfect moment with three continuous shots. The slim design and built-in magnetic makes it easy to carry wherever your day takes you.”

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