Disney’s Dueling Jungle Cruise Trailers Pit Emily Blunt Against Dwayne Johnson

Team Frank? Or Team Lily?Photo: Disney Two trailers, two stars, two completely different feels, one movie. That’s what you’re getting today for Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which opens in theaters, and on Disney+ with Premier Access, July 30. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and, much as they were when the film was still…

AT&T will soon enable RCS messaging for all Android phones

AT&T is the latest carrier to make Messages by Google the default messaging service for all customers on Android devices. The move will replace the default messaging system, SMS, with Rich Communication Services technology, an open standard that prioritizes media, eliminates character limits, and generally upgrades the traditional texting experience.  RCS unlocks the ability to…

Instagram is working on a paid Stories subscription feature

Instagram has confirmed it’s working on a new feature called “Exclusive Stories.” Since June 21st, images of the Stories offshoot have circulated online after software developer Alessandro Paluzzi shared on Twitter that they had found references to the feature in Instagram’s codebase. On Wednesday, the company told TechCrunch the screenshots showcase an internal prototype it’s…

iOS 15 beta hands-on: A surprisingly complete preview

The iOS 15 public beta is live today, which means a larger swath of people can now check out the latest features coming to iPhones later this year. Despite being a beta, it’s surprisingly complete, with most of the coming changes already available. Some of the updates getting the most buzz are the new Focus…

The iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 public betas are here

There’s plenty to look forward to in the upcoming iOS 15 update: SharePlay in FaceTime, new Focus modes, better Maps and Weather apps, as well as deeper integration across Messages, Photos and more. Though there’s still some time to wait before the next OS officially rolls out, those eager to try early versions of these…

Apple’s developer problems are much bigger than Epic and ‘Fortnite’

Near the end of the Epic v. Apple trial, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers had some pointed questions for Tim Cook on the state of Apple’s relationship with its developers. Citing an internal survey of developers, she noted that 39 percent of them indicated they were unhappy with the App Store’s distribution. What incentive, then, she…

July’s PlayStation Plus games include ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’

Sony has revealed the next batch of games PlayStation Plus members can claim starting on July 6th. The highlight for many will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the 2018 entry in the blockbuster series. It includes three multiplayer modes: the standard multiplayer affairs that Call of Duty fans have enjoyed for nearly two…

A Man’s Penis Broke Vertically During Sex—an Apparent Medical First

Photo: Hollie Adams (Getty Images) A man in the UK appears to be a medical first, though probably not in the way he would have wanted. His doctors say he’s the first known person to have had his penis broken vertically during sex. Despite the odd injury, though, the man has fully recovered. Advertisement A broken…

Loki and the Simpsons meet on Disney+ July 7th

Fans of Loki will have more than just a new episode of Marvel’s live-action series to look forward to next Wednesday. On July 7th, Disney will also release The Good, The Bart, and The Loki, a new Simpsons short guest starring Tom Hiddleston, to Disney+. Of his latest (mis)adventure, the company says Loki has once…

France orders streaming services to reinvest in local content

The French government has decreed that Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming services will have to spend up to a quarter of their French revenue on making local content. Eighty percent of each platform’s respective investment will go toward making French shows, TV movies and documentaries (more Emily in Paris and Lupin, anyone?). The remaining fifth…