Mophie and FLO Aim to Bring Live TV to the iPhone
Today Qualcomm's FLO TV and accessory maker Mophie announce a new partnership whereby they will create devices that can connect the iPhone to Qualcomm's mobile TV service. No specific products were announced today, but the companies say that several will be available during the first half of 2010. FLO's mobile TV service brings live television to properly equipped mobile devices. Network operators AT&T and Verizon currently offer FLO-capable handsets. The new products will combine mophie's cases with a built-in FLO TV receiver to allow iPhone users the ability to watch live television. The device will also provide back-up battery power to the iPhone. Price points weren't disclosed.
Facebook to Support iPhone's Live Photos
The Facebook iOS application now lets users upload, share, and view Live Photos captured with the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Live Photos debuted with the newest iPhones from Apple earlier this year.
Facebook Expands Live Video to All US iPhone Owners
Facebook today increased the set of people able to make use of its live video feature to all iPhone owners in the U.S. Facebook first tested the service with celebrities and public figures before expanding to a small set of iPhone users back in December.
Motorola Debuts Two New Mods for Moto Z Series
Motorola today took the wraps off two additional Moto Mods for its Moto Z series of handsets. The first mod is a juice pack from Mophie (pictured) that packs a 3,000mAh power cell and 15W USB-C charging.
Prisma Brings Its Filters to Facebook Live
Prisma today made it possible to add its filters to Facebook Live videos. Owners of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus can go live on Facebook with Prisma's style filters applied to the live video feed.
Verizon Debuts Discounted iPhone Promo
Verizon Wireless said customers can save big on select iPhones with a new offer that kicks off January 29. New and existing customers who add a new line of Verizon Unlimited service will be able to buy the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, or iPhone X and get a $699 discount off a second iPhone 8, 8+, or X.