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Chrome for Android is Testing New UI for Downloads Panel and Bookmarks
Ever since the announcement of Android 12, Google has been hard at work when it comes to updating the stock apps to the latest Material You design, and the latest change that has taken place is in Google Chrome for Android.
August 30, 2021
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Chrome for Android will make it easier to manage sites' permissions
Desktop users will get new security and privacy-related actions
July 19, 2021
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Chrome for iOS update: full page screenshot support, locking Incognito tabs with Face ID or Touch ID
The latest version for Chrome on iOS is now rolling out, alongside the one for Android and desktop. As usual, some new helpful features are getting introduced with the update.
July 20, 2021
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Edge's surf game rolls out to Edge Canary for Android like a tidal wave
Now you can surf the waves as you surf the web on Edge Canary for Android.
September 2, 2021
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How to change the Safari address bar on iPhone
Not a fan of the Safari address bar being on the bottom on your iPhone? Here's how to switch between the bottom and top as you see fit.
September 6, 2021
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How to move the iOS 15 Safari address bar back on top
In our iOS 15 review, we note that Apple introduced the biggest and most important changes in the Safari browser interface on mobile since, well, its introduction on the OG iPhone but not everyone was happy about it.
August 20, 2021
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Page Zoom is a new accessibility feature in Chrome for Android
It appears that the reasoning behind this new feature is that text scaling on mobile devices produces variable results and often causes bugs. There's a long thread on Chrome support forums concerning the issue, and it seems that Google developers have listened to the users and implemented the new Page Zoom feature.
October 11, 2021
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You'll be able to open multiple Chrome browser windows in Android 12
Google's Chrome browser for Android makes it easy to open multiple web pages at once thanks to support for tabs. But the company has an annoying habit of changing the way tabs are arranged.
August 20, 2021
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Car Mounts

Best car mounts for iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus 2021
Why do you need an iPhone car mount? It's now illegal in most places to hold your phone and use it while you drive.
July 29, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 car mounts 2021
When you take your Samsung Galaxy S21 along for a care ride, you want to make sure you're practicing safe driving habits.
August 12, 2021
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10 fun, funky, and ultra-cool iPhone 13 cases you can buy right now
Protect your investment in style.
September 24, 2021
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Best ASUS ZenFone 8 cases 2021
The ASUS ZenFone 8, one of ASUS' best phones this year, has some pretty impressive features, including a 120Hz 5.9-inch AMOLED screen with a curved back, 4,000mAh battery, and pro-grade camera system.
July 13, 2021
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Best clear cases for iPhone 13 in 2021
There's a reason why clear cases are some of the most popular on the market. Who doesn't want to show off their lovely iPhone's design? With hundreds of cases to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which brand to go with, but we've done the work for you.
September 28, 2021
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Best clear cases for iPhone 13 Pro 2021
The iPhone 13 Pro is undoubtedly a gorgeous phone. You definitely want one of the best iPhone 13 Pro cases to protect your purchase. But what if you don't want to cover up that perfect color you picked?The iPhone 13 Pro is undoubtedly a gorgeous phone. You definitely want one of the best iPhone 13 Pro cases to protect your purchase. But what if you don't want to cover up that perfect color you picked?
September 21, 2021
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Best folio cases for iPhone 13 Pro 2021
The iPhone 13 Pro is a gorgeous handset, and you'll want to protect your investment with a great case. But you'd also like to carry your other essentials right in your iPhone case. It's easy when you have a folio wallet case.
October 1, 2021
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Best Galaxy S9+ cases 2021
There are plenty of cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S9+, but it can be hard to separate the good from the bad.
June 28, 2021
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Best gaming cases for iPhone 13 Pro 2021
Avid iPhone gamers know that the struggle is real. Your iPhone runs hot, your battery drains fast, and your hands get sweaty.
October 8, 2021
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Best Google Pixel 4 XL cases 2021
With that fun Soli sensor, a 90Hz screen, and the latest and greatest software goodies from Google, the Pixel 4 XL is a tall drink of awesome.
June 4, 2021
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Best Google Pixel 4a cases 2021
The Google Pixel 4a was one of the most compelling phones of 2020, offering excellent performance and cameras for less than half the price of its flagship.
June 24, 2021
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Best Google Pixel 5a cases 2021
The Google Pixel 5a packs a big battery into a very familiar design, and while it might look a little boring on its own, that's what cases are for: protecting your phone and making it look even better!
October 8, 2021
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Best heavy duty cases for Galaxy S10 in 2021
While it isn't the latest in the Samsung lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is still a very capable device. Being a flagship smartphone, it's also quite fragile, complete with a glass back panel and a curved display.
August 19, 2021
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Best heavy duty cases for Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 2021
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is clearly the top dog in the S21 series.
July 30, 2021
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Best iPhone 8 Plus cases 2021
The iPhone 8 Plus deserves an ultra-cool case to keep it safe. Whether you're looking for a very protective one or just something to prevent scratches, several options are available.
July 30, 2021
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Best iPhone 11 cases 2021
Your iPhone 11 has a beautiful design, and it deserves the best iPhone case. It comes in a wonderful variety of colors, and you're going to want to keep it looking good.
July 20, 2021
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Best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases 2021
For those who don't necessarily need the latest and greatest that Apple offers, then the iPhone 11 Pro Max is still one of the best iPhones around. It's plenty fast and packs in a lot of power, and that big screen gives you a lot of information at-a-glance!
July 16, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 battery cases 2021
The iPhone 12 boasts an impressive battery life of about eight hours, but if you're traveling, camping, or doing overtime at work, you may need to increase that battery life to get through those really long days.
August 10, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 cases 2021
The iPhone 12 sets itself apart from its predecessors with a brand new design, MagSafe charging mechanism, and many sweet new colors (hello Purple!) Protect that beauty with a case, and don't forget the iPhone 12 screen protector.
September 14, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 Pro cases 2021
Did you just buy an iPhone 12 Pro or still rocking a launch day unit? Either way, you're holding one of the best iPhones that Apple has to offer right now.
August 19, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases 2021
If nothing but the biggest and best will do, you'll buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its huge 6.7-inch screen and more advanced camera than the smaller Pro model.
September 13, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 Pro Max wallet cases 2021
Combining your wallet and phone is a simple way to add convenience to your daily routine. Minimize your lifestyle and lighten your pockets with one of our picks for the best iPhone 12 Pro Max wallet cases.
June 29, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 cases 2021
The brand-new iPhone 13 has been released to the wild, and it's a beauty. But the iPhone 13's camera module is just slightly larger than the iPhone 12's, so you will need a new case for iPhone 13.
October 8, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 mini cases 2021
For another year, Apple has brought back a smaller form factor for its most popular product. The iPhone 13 mini is small enough to hold and use one-handed.
October 8, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 Pro cases 2021
It's never too early to shop for new phones cases, and now that the iPhone 13 Pro has launched, you can start looking for a great case for what's sure to be your new best iPhone.
October 8, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases 2021
Apple has launched the iPhone 13 lineup, including the shiny new big boy, iPhone 13 Pro Max. Since this is going to be the new top-of-the-line handset, you're definitely going to want to protect your investment with a great case.
October 8, 2021
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Best iPhone SE (2020) cases 2021
Your iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7-inch display that needs protection. Consider one of the many cases available for the budget iPhone to protect your investment, including our favorite pick below.
June 24, 2021
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Best leather cases for iPhone 13 in 2021
For a shiny new iPhone 13, any old case simply won't do. You need something with a little pinache to dress up that fancy smartphone, and that's exactly what the best leather cases for iPhone 13 are designed to do.
September 24, 2021
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Best leather cases for iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
Leather gives your iPhone 13 Pro Max a warm look that contrasts pleasingly with the handset's metal and glass finish. You want to protect your investment with one of the best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases.
October 4, 2021
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Best leather cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 2021
The best Note 20 cases come in all different sizes, colors, and shades, but the materials are what truly separate the class acts from the imitators.
August 6, 2021
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Best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 Pro cases 2021
When Apple launched the iPhone 12 series, it added a new feature called MagSafe to the lineup, which would open up a whole new world of possibilities for accessories.
September 10, 2021
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Best Moto G Power (2021) cases 2021
The Moto G Power, introduced earlier this year, is one of the best budget Android phones around, so it only makes sense to protect yours with one of the best Moto G Power (2021) cases.
August 10, 2021
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Best Moto G Stylus 5G cases 2021
When Motorola introduced the Moto G Stylus (2020), it marked one of a few devices to sport an stylus. Then, the company released a slightly-upgraded version in the Moto G Stylus (2021) before launching another version with 5G connectivity.
June 14, 2021
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Best Moto G10 cases 2021
The Moto G10, or the Moto G10 Power if you're in the Indian region, is an all-around solid Android phone. It may be resistant to forces of nature such as water and dust, but it needs some protection nonetheless.
June 18, 2021
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Best OnePlus 6T cases 2021
The OnePlus 6T may be old, but it's still a good-looking phone by today's standards. Heck, it's actually quite stunning. Those good looks do come at a cost, however, as the all-glass back will likely show signs of use a lot sooner than you'd like.
August 13, 2021
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Best OnePlus Nord N200 5G cases 2021
The best OnePlus Nord N200 5G cases will protect your new sleek device and keep its 90Hz Full HD+ display safe from any unnecessary bruises and bumps.
June 29, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases 2021
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may be more than a couple of years old now, but if you're still holding on to one, the best Galaxy Note 9 cases will protect your still-stylish Samsung phone from wear and tear as it ages.
June 11, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 cases 2021
The Galaxy Note 10 is a gorgeous sight to behold and offers a large, bezel-less display in a form factor that's easier to hold than past Notes.
June 25, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Cases 2021
The best cases for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra need to balance protection and profile, style and substance -- and do it all without breaking the bank.
June 18, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 cases 2021
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is getting on in years, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still pick up one of the best Galaxy S8 cases to protect one if you're still using it.
June 11, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases 2021
Samsung's 2018 flagship is still hanging on as many people continue to use it, and Galaxy S9 cases can offer a fun new look and feel for your phone while helping you avoid breaking it for as long as possible.
June 28, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S20 cases 2021
So if you're worried about scuffing up the investment, there's no time like the present to grab yourself one of the best Galaxy S20 cases that are available right now, from heavy-duty to leather to thin and lightweight options.
October 5, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S20 FE cases 2021
Cases are practically necessary nowadays, which remains true for those looking for the best Galaxy S20 FE cases.
August 12, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has arrived on the scene and with it, so have the cases. Even though the new foldables by Samsung have more durable and protected bodies thanks to the tougher Gorilla Glass Victus and IPX8 water resistance, they still need some additional protection.
August 9, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is here, and alongside it, so are the official cases. The foldable devices introduced by Samsung this year are the first to proudly boast water-resistance and higher durability, thanks to that Gorilla Glass Victus on the outer display and the strengthened aluminum frame.
August 9, 2021
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Best TCL 10 Pro cases 2021
Buying a fresh phone cover can breathe new life into any phone. No matter the build quality, even the best Android phones are susceptible to falls and cracks. With its curved glass display and gorgeous back, the TCL 10 Pro is pretty as the picture.
June 22, 2021
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Best TCL 10L cases 2021
The TCL 10L is its maker's affordable entry in the U.S. smartphone market. With an attractive large display, decent specs, and low pricing, the TCL 10L drives a solid deal.
June 22, 2021
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Best TCL 20 Pro 5G cases 2021
The TCL 20 Pro 5G was among several new smartphones announced at CES 2021 in early January. The second-generation phone sports a gorgeous curved 6.67-inch AMOLED display.
July 13, 2021
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Best TCL 20S cases 2021
The best TCL 20S cases will protect your new device, which recently made its U.S. debut and will rival for a spot as one of the best cheap Android phones along with TCL's new flagship phone, the TCL 20 Pro 5G.
July 13, 2021
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Best Verizon phones 2021
Big Red may charge an arm and a leg for its service, but the best Android phones on its network don't all have to be unattainably expensive.
June 18, 2021
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Case Maker Shares Molds of All iPhone 13 Models, Shows Larger Camera Module, More
While Apple will not announce the iPhone 13 for another three months or so, accessory makers have already begun producing cases of the device. Smartphone accessory makers have started making cases for the forthcoming iPhone 13 based on molds or chassis models which gives them the required dimensions and design of the device.
July 9, 2021
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Check Out All the Cases and Bands Apple Released for iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and iPad
Today, Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini, and much more. With the new upgrades, Apple has also seen fit to upgrade its line of accessories for the aforementioned products.
September 14, 2021
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Fresh set of Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro cases size up the 4 XL, hint at a zoom camera return
The rumored Google Pixel and 6 Pro will apparently be the biggest design and specs overhaul in its homebrew family of phones since their inception, and leaked renders of their exterior, as well as specs tips have confirmed that much.
June 17, 2021
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Galaxy S22 Ultra Case Renders Confirms Design Changes
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is no stranger to leaks. Especially ever since we figured out that this phone will be the genuine replacement for the Galaxy Note series that no longer exists.
September 30, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Case Leak Leaves Nothing to Imagination
It is safe to say that at this point, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 cannot be kept a secret. Samsung may have tried in the start, but well, that is no longer happening.
July 29, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Cases Show Bold and Beautiful Designs
It is evident by now that Samsung is not going to come slow with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 that will be announced in less than two days.
August 9, 2021
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iPhone 13 Case Renders Show Us Everything We Need to Look At
Spigen ended up leaking the iPhone 13 case boxes a few days ago that gave us an idea about how the phone is going to look like.
September 14, 2021
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Nomad now sells a $25 leather cover for your MagSafe Charger
Now you can match your charger to all your other Apple gear.
July 8, 2021
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Samsung S22 Ultra case renders show an S-Pen slot
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is still months away - we’re looking at an official announcement sometime in January 2022. But you know how it is nowadays - leaks and rumors reign free years before a model is released and for better or worse, we have another piece of rumor concerning the Galaxy S22 Ultra and its potential S-Pen capabilities.
October 12, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 mini cases you can get - updated September 2021
The iPhone 13 series is official, and there's good news for compact phones aficionados. The iPhone 13 mini lives to see another day and it's now better than its predecessor in practically everything.
September 21, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 Pro cases you can buy - updated September 2021
The iPhone 13 series is here and a lot of people are pre-ordering the new phones. Note that pre-orders finish tomorrow. If you're interested in the iPhone 13 Pro, you are probably also interested in a case to protect your new phone.
September 23, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases available right now, updated September 2021
The iPhone 13 series is finally here, and if there's one thing you need to worry about after buying the biggest and most expensive model in the bunch, it's keeping it safe and protected.
September 21, 2021
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These 6 cheap Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases are worth buying
After spending almost $2,000 on a Galaxy Z Fold 3, it's completely understandable that you wouldn't want to drop another $60-$100 on the best Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases from high-end brands like OtterBox, Urban Armor Gear, or Incipio.
September 24, 2021
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Will iPhone 13 fit in your old case?
Best Answer: No. The iPhone 13 is just slightly thicker than the iPhone 12, the button placement is different, and the camera module on the iPhone 13 is just slightly larger than the iPhone 12.
September 14, 2021
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Chargers

Apple Announces New MagSafe Wallet With Find My Integration for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13
The company also released a new version of the MagSafe Wallet which now comes with support for Find My network and five new color options to choose from. Scroll down to read more details on the matter.
September 14, 2021
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Apple MagSafe Battery Pack versus Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K: Which should you buy?
Apple debuted its new incarnation of MagSafe with the iPhone 12 line of phones. Initially, Apple released cases, wired chargers, and wallets that could magnetically attach to the back of an iPhone 12.
July 19, 2021
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Apple MagSafe Charger review: A cool accessory, but does it beat the lightning cable?
Add convenience and versatility to your iPhone charge.
July 22, 2021
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Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack has a 1,460mAh Capacity
Although it gives you a ton of convenience, the newly announced MagSafe Battery Pack has a measly 1,460mAh capacity inside.
July 13, 2021
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Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack Starts Arriving for Customers -- Here's How Thick the New Accessory Is
Apple introduced its MagSafe Battery Pack for $99, with the charging accessory compatible with the entire iPhone 12 lineup.
July 19, 2021
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Apple's updated leather MagSafe wallet supports Find My location tracking
But it's no AirTag
September 14, 2021
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Apple's updated MagSafe Leather Wallet has Find My smarts built in
The price hasn't changed despite the new functionality.
September 14, 2021
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Belkin's New MagSafe Car Mount for iPhone 12 Features a Built-in Slot for Tucking Away a Lightning Cable
Belkin just announced a brand new MagSafe car vent mount for the iPhone 12 lineup with a new design and a few other notable changes.
August 27, 2021
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Best 25W charger for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in 2021
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a fascinating device owing to its unique folding factor, but its 4,400mAh battery isn't exactly a show-stopper. With a large foldable display and an external display, you'll be charging your Z Fold 3 a lot.
August 20, 2021
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Best cell phone for seniors 2021
Many senior citizens have used smartphones for a decade and like the same phones that younger demographics do. But if you're new to smartphones -- or you're the relative of a Baby Boomer or Silent Generation person who needs help picking something accessible -- we're here to help.
August 31, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 Chargers 2021
If you plan on buying or just bought an iPhone 12, don't forget that the iPhone 12 doesn't come with a charger in the box.
August 13, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 MagSafe accessories - updated September 2021
The iPhone 13 series come with MagSafe technology, so you might want to benefit from it and the convenience it offers. There are many MagSafe accessories out there: wireless chargers, wallets, car stands, that can latch onto your MagSafe magnets in your new Apple iPhone 13.
September 24, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 Pro cases 2021
It's never too early to shop for new phones cases, and now that the iPhone 13 Pro was officially unveiled, you can start looking for a great case for what's sure to be your new best iPhone.
September 17, 2021
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Best MagSafe chargers 2021
With the introduction of the iPhone 12 line in September 2020, Apple introduced MagSafe. MagSafe chargers are distinct because they can charge your iPhone 12 with 15 watts of power if used in conjunction with a 20-watt brick.
July 29, 2021
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Best MagSafe iPhone wallets 2021
If you thought Apple's (admittedly pricey) Wallet with MagSafe was your only option for the iPhone 12, it's time you explored some other possibilities.
June 29, 2021
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Best MagSafe tripods and mounts 2021
We've only just begun to realize the potential of MagSafe technology, but already there are ton of MagSafe accessories that make it useful. For example, by implementing the best MagSafe tripods and mounts, you can use any iPhone 12 to shoot photography and videos quickly and easily.
July 8, 2021
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Best MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 Pro Max cases 2021
One of the best new features from the iPhone 12 lineup, including the gigantic iPhone 12 Pro Max, is MagSafe. With MagSafe, you have a ring of magnets in the back of the iPhone, which opens up a new world of accessory options that easily attach with the power of magnetic force.
September 7, 2021
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Best power banks: The top portable chargers for your phone
Don't leave home without one.
September 17, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 chargers
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has made the Z Flip series look the most appealing it has ever been. Samsung really fleshed out the design, and the new price made the foldable more accessible.
August 20, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 wireless chargers 2021
Your new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 features some of the latest smartphone technologies, so it's no wonder you want to enjoy the newer and higher-tech wireless charging pads rather than fuss around with USB cables.
October 12, 2021
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Bloomberg: Apple is 'still exploring' something similar to AirPower
AirPower is the zombie wireless charger that just won't die.
June 4, 2021
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Harman Launches a Range of Mobile Power Accessories Under InfinityLab Brand
This one is going to be a bit tricky to explain, but Samsung owned Harman, has launched a new brand called InfinityLab, which will be selling mobile charging and power products, that will compete with Samsung. We can't really explain this, but we're sure there's some kind of logic behind it all.
September 16, 2021
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Ikea's wireless charger mounts underneath your desk or table
Ikea's latest wireless charger is meant to be out of sight, but not out of mind
September 20, 2021
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Incipio Grip for MagSafe case review: Grippy, magnetic protection
Get a grip on life (and your iPhone) with this slim MagSafe-compatible case from Incipio.
August 5, 2021
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Joby adds nifty MagSafe accessories to its iPhone tripod line
Apple's MagSafe feature allows you to add magnetized accessories to the back of your iPhone 12 or MagSafe-enabled case. Several MagSafe accessories have hit the market in recent months, but only some, like the new Joby GripTight system for MagSafe, are truly useful.
August 31, 2021
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MagSafe Battery Pack Charging Speed is a Measly 5W on the Go
You would want to believe that the MagSafe Battery Pack would charge your iPhone 12 at 15W, right? Wrong. The charging speed is a huge downer.
July 13, 2021
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MagSafe Duo charger doesn't fit the 5G iPhone 13 Pro but will it still charge the device?
According to Spanish-language Apple blog La Manzana Mordida, the camera module on the iPhone 13 Pro might be a bit too large for the phone to enjoy a good fit with the MagSafe Duo especially when the handset is wearing an official leather case.
September 23, 2021
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MagBase keeps the MagSafe Charger on your desk when you move your iPhone
Fixing one of the biggest MagSafe Charger annoyances in the process.
July 15, 2021
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Mophie debuts new 3-in-1 wireless charging stand with MagSafe support
Mophie has expanded another wireless charger into MagSafe territory.
July 15, 2021
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Mophie launches 3-in-1 wireless charger with MagSafe spot for iPhone 12, Apple Watch, and AirPods
Mophie has now launched a new multi-device wireless charging station for your Apple devices, and this time, it comes with MagSafe support, reports 9to5Mac.
July 16, 2021
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Native Union Clic Canvas review: Stylish and slim MagSafe protection
Native Union designs some great iPhone accessories, including this stylish and chic MagSafe case.
July 2, 2021
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New Apple MagSafe charger spotted in FCC alongside four new phones
But it's not obvious what's changed with the new model
September 7, 2021
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New images give us our first real-world look at the MagSafe Battery Pack
It's made of smooth, hard plastic and has a super-strong magnet.
July 19, 2021
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New iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe supports Find My, let's you see where you left it
Today Apple not only announced the iPhone 13 series but also new accessories for the phones. One accessory that has seen an upgrade is the Apple iPhone Wallet with MagSafe. The new wallet makes use of the Find My app in a new convenient way.
September 14, 2021
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Nomad unveils vertical version of its iPhone 12 MagSafe stand
The new vertical stand can charge your iPhone vertically or horizontally...
August 3, 2021
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One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones
The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer full of tangled cables to find the right one.
September 23, 2021
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Oppo will be the next brand to copy Apple's MagSafe charger
August 20, 2021
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OtterBox's latest gaming clip jumps aboard the MagSafe train
Unsurprisingly, it works only with the iPhone 12 series
August 3, 2021
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Pixel Stand 2 for Pixel 6 leaked with fastest wireless charging in the US (almost)
Google's latest Pixel 6 flagship, whose release date is rumored to be nearer than we expected, is sure to be launched alongside plenty of accessories for the brand-new phone.
August 31, 2021
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Realme Announces MagDart as Android's Answer to MagSafe
Just a few minutes after it leaked, Realme decided to go ahead and announce its first magnetic charging station called MagDart, and it simply is their take on MagSafe.
August 3, 2021
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Realme has cloned Apple's MagSafe and made it faster
The introduction of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 created a new ecosystem of accessories and tried to make wireless charging a more mainstream feature. Now, Oppo-owned brand Realme is cloning it.
August 2, 2021
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Realme says its MagDart charging technology 440% faster than iPhone 12 MagSafe
"Can you guess in comparison to which charging tech is #realme's MagDart charger 440% faster?"
July 30, 2021
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Realme's bulky magnetic wireless charger is almost as fast as promised
The MagDart charger fills a OnePlus 9 Pro... sorry, a Realme Flash in an hour
August 20, 2021
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Stunning video shows a iPhone 13 concept with a funky MagSafe Battery Pack twist
Color-matched MagSafe Battery Pack FTW.
July 19, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 fast chargers
The iPhone 13 series is out and it's brought along a few upgrades, like a smaller notch, ProMotion displays, and--most importantly--a better camera system.
September 23, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 wireless chargers
Wireless charging has been available on the iPhone since 2017 (sheesh, that's a long time ago...). Things haven't changed much since then, except for the addition of MagSafe on the iPhone 12.
September 23, 2021
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The end of your charging troubles: Ugreen GaN 100 W fast charging hub!
We have so many smart devices to charge nowadays, each of them having different power requirements when it comes to wallplugs. To make matters worse, the new trend is that smart gadgets come without their own charger in the box, so you have to go out and find one for yourself.
August 27, 2021
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The first real photos of Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack are here
Apple's first official MagSafe Battery Pack is beginning to arrive on shelves (alongside a new IOS release), and one iPhone owner has now snapped what appear to be the first actual photos of the gadget. And yes, it's a chonk.
July 19, 2021
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The Intelli ScoutPro is a 240W battery for iPhones, Apple Watches, and more
You can order yours via Indiegogo now.
August 26, 2021
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The makers of the GorillaPod made a MagSafe tripod mount
The GripTight could make it speedy to start shooting
August 31, 2021
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This viral iPhone 12 MagSafe battery hack has us wishing we'd thought of it
If you've got an iPhone 12 and Apple's new MagSafe battery pack then you don't want to miss out on this awesome hack to turn it into a magnetic iPhone charging stand.
July 22, 2021
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We Wish Apple Sold the Portless Wireless Charging MagSafe Dock it Uses at Apple Stores
Wires are a thing of the past when we talk about charging or data transfer. Since Apple pays a lot of attention to design and aesthetics, it never seizes to miss the attention to detail.
August 2, 2021
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Comparisons - Numbers

5 years of camera evolution: S7 Edge versus S21+
Have you ever thought about how much phone cameras have improved over the last 5 years? We know we did.
July 20, 2021
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American Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Z Fold 2 specs benchmark scores a faster rookie
If there is one thing we haven't learned about the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs and features, it's the performance of its new Snapdragon processor which should be better than the one in its predecessor the Z Fold 2, right?
July 2, 2021
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Apple versus Google: iPhone and Android activations now split evenly in the US
Google's Android and Apple's iOS have dominated the US smartphone market for the past decade and new research shows that there's no longer a clear trend towards either, with demand for new devices split evenly.
July 19, 2021
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Best 5G cell phone plan 2021
5G is moving quickly, with coverage finally reaching more people thanks to Sub-6 5G. As a result, every major carrier has some of the best 5G plans available for their customers.
July 2, 2021
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Best 5G network 2021
The best 5G network will have a good balance of speed and coverage with room to grow and added capacity as 5G adoption increases. 5G connectivity is now available to hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. thanks to improved support from phone makers and sub-6 5G networks.
September 14, 2021
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Best 5G phones for 2021
Here are the best 5G phones you can buy right now in 2021, according to CNET editors.
July 19, 2021
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Best 5G phones 2021 on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or unlocked
The move from the previous 4G LTE generation of mobile connectivity to the current 5G era is marked by a transitional period much shorter than the move from 3G to 4G. Pandemics aside, it took just a year for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to roll out their nascent 5G networks in earnest, and call it a revolution.
July 27, 2021
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Best Android camera phone 2021
One of the biggest reasons to buy a high-end phone is for the camera. Whether through computational processing or as many lenses as possible, phones are taking good enough photos these days that most people don't even consider a dedicated camera.
September 17, 2021
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Best Android phone with removable battery 2021
As technology advances and matures, it's only natural for some features to disappear as part of evolution. When it comes to Android phones, one thing that used to be an iconic staple that has since become a thing of the past is a removable battery.
August 9, 2021
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Best Android phones 2021
If you want to get your hands on the best Android phone in 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is for you. It's a device that delivers all of the high-end specs and features you could ask for in a flagship smartphone, all while coming in at a lower price than its predecessor.
June 18, 2021
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Best Android phones for students 2021
Summer's almost over, school will be back, and -- what's that, your kid needs a new smartphone? Whether you're a high schooler's parent or a student getting ready to head back to college, having a trusty Android phone by your side can make life a lot easier.
July 30, 2021
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Best Android phones under $200 in 2021
Believe it or not, there are plenty of great, inexpensive smartphones out there that you want to consider, so we've decided to round up the best Android phones under $200.
August 31, 2021
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Best Android phones with a headphone jack 2021
Among the best Android phones with headphone jacks, you'll find plenty of last-gen and budget-lineup phones. Phone manufacturers frequently ditch 3.5mm jacks for their flagship phones despite being one of the most-requested features from smartphone buyers.
August 26, 2021
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Best Android puzzle games 2021
Put on your thinking hat for these games!
October 7, 2021
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Best Android VPN apps in 2021
Investing in one of the best Android VPN apps could end up being a really smart idea. Odds are that by now you've heard of a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, but may not have signed up for one just yet.
August 20, 2021
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Best Antivirus Apps for Android in 2021
We tested several of the best antivirus apps on Android cellphones and tablets to learn which offer excellent malware protection without causing too much drag on your device.
July 29, 2021
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Best AT&T phones of 2021: Apple, Samsung and more compared
Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best phones available from AT&T.
October 4, 2021
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Best budget 5G phones in 2021
2020 was the year of 5G, and 2021 is even more so. Mobile carriers around the world are expanding their 5G networks at a rapid pace and 5G devices are now far from the niche products they were just a short time ago, even going downmarket as low as the Galaxy A32 5G or the T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G.
July 13, 2021
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Best business card scanner apps for iPhone and iPad 2021
These apps make it easy to scan and import contact info from business cards directly into your phone.
June 25, 2021
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Best camera apps for Android 2021
Find and use the best camera app
July 8, 2021
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Best camera phones of 2021
Finding the best smartphone camera is no easy task these days. Most all flagships now come packing some serious camera tech and software, and while certain brands and models may excel in certain areas, it's pretty much a neck-and-neck race.
June 1, 2021
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Best cheap cell phone plans 2021
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for the best cheap phone plans in 2021, whether you need a ton of data or just enough to get by when you're away from Wi-Fi. One of the most important considerations is coverage and phone compatibility.
July 20, 2021
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Best cheap data plans 2021
Have a carrier in mind, or just looking for a cheap plan? Here are some of the cheapest data plans you can get.
September 14, 2021
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Best drawing apps for Android 2021
Trying to find the best drawing apps for Android is a tall order. There are so many options on the Play Store that it can be tough to sift through them all.
August 27, 2021
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Best dual-SIM Android phones 2021
The best dual-SIM Android phones let you seamlessly use two SIM cards at the same time. Dual-SIM phones have always been popular in Asian countries, and they're now starting to gain momentum in Western markets.
September 10, 2021
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Best eco-friendly iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cases
If you're looking for an environmentally friendly "green" iPhone case, here's a selection of options, some of which are made out of recycled plastic, while others are compostable.
July 27, 2021
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Best flash drives for backing up your iPhone 2021
If you're looking to save some space, add some new music to your device, or plan to move a large file, having a flash drive that works with your iPhone is great.
July 30, 2021
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Best Free Antivirus Apps for Android in 2021
Free antivirus apps don't do much more than scan your device for existing threats. And because they are free, you can expect a lot of ads and a bit of slowdown because of the number of resources they use.
July 30, 2021
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Best Google Pixel 5a screen protectors 2021
Now that the Pixel 5a is finally here, it's time to make sure that the best Pixel is protected. Chances are you've already grabbed one of the best Pixel 5a cases, but to complete the ensemble, you'll want to get the best Pixel 5a screen protectors.
August 24, 2021
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Best iPhone 11 screen protectors 2021
Protect that gorgeous iPhone 11 with the best iPhone 11 screen protector. It's a must if you don't want your screen scratched up or possibly cracked.
July 16, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 Pro Max screen protectors 2021
The iPhone 12 Pro Max needs a screen protector to protect that big gorgeous screen, even with the Ceramic Shield screen.
June 1, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 mini screen protectors 2021
No matter how rugged Apple makes its phones and how unbreakable the best iPhone displays have gotten over time, your device can still get scratched and scuffed up when you drop it
September 14, 2021
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Best iPhone 13 mini Tempered Glass Screen Protectors Available [List]
Looking to protect that 5.4-inch display of your iPhone 13 mini? We have the best tempered glass screen protector options available to buy right now.
September 23, 2021
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Best iPhone 13/Pro screen protectors
The iPhone 13 Pro is Apple's first handset that offers a 120Hz display refresh while the iPhone 13 will become the world's most popular handset in the span of a year, if history is any indication.
September 23, 2021
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Best iPhone 2021
Out of all of the devices that we use on a daily basis, the one that probably matters the most is our smartphone. This is why you should have one that is fast, reliable, and future-proof for the next several years.
September 28, 2021
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Best iPhone external microphones for video 2021
If you're looking for an iPhone external microphone, whether you use an iPhone 12 or any other model, look no further.
July 15, 2021
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Best iPhone SE (2020) screen protectors 2021
You'll want a screen protector to keep your second-generation iPhone SE's screen pristine. Note that the new iPhone SE dimensions are the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 screens, so screen protectors made for one iPhone model will fit the other two just as well.
August 13, 2021
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Best magnetic car mounts for iPhone 2021
There's no question; it's dangerous to hold your phone while driving, so your best bet is to get a car mount.
June 4, 2021
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Best Metro by T-Mobile phones 2021
Metro by T-Mobile is a prepaid brand owned by T-Mobile that uses the entire T-Mobile network, including LTE and 5G. This carrier has three great plans with plenty of data and also two unlimited plans.
September 21, 2021
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Best Moto G Power (2020) screen protectors 2021
With a phone as surprisingly great as the Moto G Power, you likely already have one of the best cases. Still, you'll also want the best Moto G Power screen protector.
July 16, 2021
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Best Motorola phones 2021
Motorola is one of the oldest and most recognizable phone brands in the world, and while it may not have the same dominance in the market that it once did, the company still kicks out some truly excellent Android phones, often at great prices.
July 30, 2021
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Best new phones expected in 2021
The first quarter of 2021 is well behind us and already we've had some exciting new entries in the smartphone world. But what's left for us to gleefully wait for? There are some phones like iPhones and Galaxies that will certainly be unveiled at one point or another, while others are veiled in uncertainty and mystery. We will try our best to give you a general rundown of what's to be expected in terms of device announcements.
July 19, 2021
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Best NFC tags for iPhone 2021
The best NFC tags for iPhone are a convenient way to add a bit of automated magic to just about anywhere. Whether stickers, keychains, or cards, NFC tags can kick off your day using HomeKit, turn on some tunes, or run that ultra-complicated Siri Shortcut of yours.
July 19, 2021
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Best OnePlus Nord N200 5G screen protectors 2021
The best OnePlus Nord N200 5G screen protectors can save your new phone from a nasty fall and keep scratches away from its flawless 90Hz Full HD+ display.
July 1, 2021
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Best OnePlus phones - 2021 edition
When Carl Pei and Pete Lau founded OnePlus more than seven years ago, no one had the slightest idea of the cult status the brand would accumulate later on.
July 20, 2021
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Best phone grips for students 2021
School is a dangerous environment for most tools and tech, but none more so than phones. Phones are essential items always in arm's reach but often bumped, dropped, or banged in the hustle and bustle of changing classrooms or running to meet up with friends at lunch.
July 27, 2021
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Best phones for kids 2021
When trying to figure out the best phone for kids, there are many factors to consider. Deciding what age your child should get a phone is entirely up to you, but when it's time, you want to make sure you're getting something worthwhile.
October 7, 2021
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Best phones for Ultra Mobile 2021
The best phones for Ultra Mobile will have great support for the T-Mobile network and, of course, great performance using Android.
June 14, 2021
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Best phones under $200 - updated August 2021
In a world of $1000 phones, we often forget about cheap phones. These are very overshadowed, which is understandable, but that does not make them bad in any way. The truth is there are a lot of good phones for under $200.
August 24, 2021
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Best PopSockets and Phone Grips 2021
As smartphones got bigger and selfies more crucial, PopSockets became a must-have. Now you can stabilize your phone without getting that dreaded cramp in your pinky finger, which can actually become an RSI.
August 20, 2021
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Best prepaid cell phones 2021
With so many phones becoming affordable unlocked, the best prepaid phones look a lot like the best phones in general.
July 27, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy A52 & A52 5G cases 2021
We expect the new Samsung Galaxy A52 will take home the crown for best cheap Android phone of the year. It's the successor to the ultra-popular Galaxy A51 from last year that was actually Samsung's best-selling phone over the course of the year.
September 10, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases 2021
The best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases will not only keep your new smartphone protected, but they'll keep it looking as stylish as you are. Whether you prefer a clear case, a flip case, something colorful, or something rugged, you have options with a phone as popular as the Galaxy 21.
June 18, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 screen protectors 2021
While there is no shortage of standout features on the Samsung Galaxy S21, one of the things that stands out the most about the device from an aesthetic perspective, and that is literally in your face all the time, is its gorgeous screen.
August 27, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen protectors 2021
When it comes to big screens, you'll want to keep them scratch-free, which is why you'll want to use the best Galaxy S21 Ultra screen protectors.
August 30, 2021
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Best small phone 2021
In just a few short years, big phones have gone from being an outlier to the norm in the smartphone industry. Just about every major device released these days has a larger physical size, and while that's great for watching movies and playing games, it can be a challenge for those who prefer phones to be small and compact.
October 5, 2021
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Best Sony Xperia 1 III cases 2021
Though Sony hasn't yet announced any official ship dates for its newest flagship phone, you'll still need one of the best Sony Xperia 1 III cases to protect this highly anticipated device.
June 18, 2021
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Best T-Mobile alternatives 2021
If you're looking for a great T-Mobile alternative, there are a ton of options with a wide variety of plans. A lot of MVNOs use T-Mobile's network, either exclusively or in combination with other carriers, thanks to its growing coverage, 5G, and great compatibility with unlocked phones.
August 30, 2021
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Best unlocked phones on Amazon for every budget 2021
Whether you're planning an international trip or you just prefer not to be financially tied to your carrier, it's never a bad idea to buy your next phone unlocked.
July 15, 2021
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Best Verizon phones to buy - updated September 2021
When it comes to buying a smartphone, there's a huge list of devices to choose from. Today's market is flooded with handsets spread across different price tiers and niche sectors. Then, we have mobile carriers offering various discounts, deals, or monthly payment plans to make the purchase of that one expensive handset that much easier for the customer.
August 31, 2021
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Best waterproof phones 2021
Over the years, water-resistance in phones has gone from being a luxury reserved only for top-shelf phones to a standard feature that's expected of any remotely expensive gadget. We've rounded up the best waterproof phones in 2021, lead by the fantastic Samsung Galaxy S21.
September 9, 2021
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Best wireless carrier in the U.S. 2021
Finding the best U.S. wireless carrier can be a bit daunting because they all have a different approach to the same goal. Luckily for the consumers, this competition helps drive these companies to continue to improve their networks and plans.
October 5, 2021
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Best wireless chargers for your Galaxy S21: Fast and multifunctional
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is here, and it is shaping up to be quite the good start for Samsung. More colors, top specs, and refreshed design -- what's not to like?
June 4, 2021
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Blind Camera Comparison 2021 results: iPhone 12 versus Galaxy S21 versus ZenFone 8 versus Pixel 5
It's time for the big reveal, guys! The polls are closed and our contenders - exposed! The results are quite interesting but as many of you pointed out - all four phones take decent pictures.
July 20, 2021
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Cheap phone plans compared: 8 affordable alternatives to Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T
It's time to give serious consideration to a carrier other than AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon.
July 2, 2021
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Comparisons - G

Google Pixel 5 versus Pixel 4a: Which should you buy?Google's flagship Pixel 5 launched just two months after the introduction of the Pixel 4a, and it comes with exciting hardware and camera upgrades.
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June 9, 2021
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Google Pixel 5a versus Pixel 4a: Should you upgrade?
The Google Pixel 4a has been out for just about a year at this point, and it's still selling like hotcakes, and for a good reason: It's a great phone at a great price.
August 19, 2021
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Implosion: Never Lose Hope is the alien-killing shooter you need to play on Android
A stylish sci-fi action experience, Implosion is a hidden gem in a desert of other games that WISH they could be this good.
June 4, 2021
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iPhone 11 versus 11 Pro versus 11 Pro Max: All of the features worth upgrading for
We compare the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to help you decide which Apple phone makes the most sense for you.
September 10, 2021
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iPhone 12 versus iPhone 13: Is the latest model worth $100 extra?
Upgrading your phone? We'll help you decide which model to buy.
September 28, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Max versus iPhone 12 Pro Max: Apple's latest Pro models compared
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the two highest-end phones from Apple's 2021 lineup. Here's how they compare with their predecessors.
September 21, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro versus Android -- a hardware deep-dive comparison looks at all the things
Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro is the hottest ticket in town, but how does it compare to the best of the rest from Android?
October 8, 2021
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Comparisons - M

Mint Mobile versus Google Fi: Which is better for you?
Mint Mobile and Google Fi are two of the best MVNO carriers you can get. For people that spend most of their time in the U.S. in an area with T-Mobile coverage, Mint Mobile can save you some serious money.
July 29, 2021
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Mint Mobile versus Tello: Which should you get?
Tello's coverage has made up a lot of ground since embracing T-Mobile as a supplier, but it still has a ways to go in phone compatibility falling short of Mint Mobile's more open approach.
September 10, 2021
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Mint Mobile versus Ting: Which should you subscribe to?
Ting's Flex plan is a great starting point for someone that wants unlimited calling and texting with under 5GB of data. Ting's current data plans come with 5GB, 22GB, or 35GB of high-speed data allowing for a good fit for most people.
September 3, 2021
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Moto G Stylus 5G versus Moto G Stylus (2021): Which should you buy?
Motorola's phone lineup is quickly getting out of hand. The company's prowess for making some of the best cheap Android phones remains intact, but Motorola is putting out so many variants that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
July 2, 2021
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Nokia G20 versus Nokia G10: Which should you buy?
Nokia mastered the craft of creating durable phones long before they became smart. In a new era that's dominated by premium devices from the likes of Samsung, OnePlus and Google, the Finnish phone maker continues to push out affordable handsets meant to last you a very long time.
July 19, 2021
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OnePlus Nord CE versus Nord versus Nord N10 5G: OnePlus smartphone specs compared
Here's how OnePlus's new Nord CE stacks up against older family members, the original Nord and the Nord N10 5G.
June 14, 2021
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G versus Nord N200 5G: Which should you buy?
OnePlus started as the flagship killer but strayed from its path a tad bit with its premium prices. The Nord series is about returning to the brand's core ideologies: cheaper Android phones with lightweight software and upper mid-range specs.
July 2, 2021
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Phones with best battery life (2021)
Which phone has the best battery life? Here at PhoneArena we test battery life thoroughly in various ways to reveal the battery performance of a phone during three different scenarios: its battery life while doing simple tasks like browsing the web, battery life during video playback, and finally, battery performance with 3D gaming.
June 3, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S22 versus S21 Exynos 2200 benchmarks hint at good things to come
While every tech giant and their chihuahua is on board the homebrew mobile chipset trend, Samsung has been playing this game for a while with varying success.
September 13, 2021
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Samsung S Pen Pro versus S Pen Fold Edition: Which should you buy?
Despite being announced alongside the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is only now finally bringing the S Pen Pro to market. But at the same time, we now have a new S Pen Fold Edition, which is being released with the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
August 16, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 versus Galaxy Fold: Should you upgrade?
When the Galaxy Fold debuted back in 2019, it kicked off a lucrative new category for Samsung: the foldable. The launch was marred by issues that plague all first-gen products -- leading Samsung to defer sales of the Fold -- but the foldable made its way back into the market once reliability issues were sorted out.
August 20, 2021
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Sony Xperia 1 III versus Galaxy S21 Ultra: Camera Comparison
The Xperia 1 III is a phone with a unique camera system, it has the world's first zoom lens with variable zoom levels. It's really a bit of tech magic: tiny elements inside the lens move so you can switch between two zoom levels: 2.9X and 4.4X zoom.
July 2, 2021
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T-Mobile versus AT&T and Verizon unlimited 5G plans price comparison
With US carrier price wars resurrected, your hunt for the best unlimited 5G data plan now comes down to more variables than coverage and perks, so it's time to take another look at the plan prices that the three big carriers offer.
July 13, 2021
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Tello versus Straight Talk: Which carrier fits your needs
Tello has only one plan that can be fully customized for each person. Tello lets you order as little as 100 minutes or up to unlimited everything with 25GB of data.
October 8, 2021
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The best Android launchers for enhanced efficiency
Save time and make your Android home screen work better with the help of these eclectic tools.
July 8, 2021
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The best AT&T phones to buy - updated September 2021
As one of the big three US carriers, AT&T is responsible for providing wireless services to over 100 million people. Its 4G wireless services cover over two thirds of the population, enabling anything from staying connected with friends and family to watching TV on the go.
August 31, 2021
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The best free apps for video calling
Work, chat, and party from home
June 28, 2021
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The best LG phones - Updated August 2021
LG has now unfortunately closed its smartphone business branch, so the company won't be releasing any more new smartphones. However, the existing smartphones LG has released are going to be supported from the company for the remaining time they were initially going to be supported.
August 5, 2021
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The best iPhone 13 Pro Max screen protectors, updated September 2021
The huge screen of Apple's newest flagship iPhone 13 Pro Max is perfect for watching YouTube videos, movies, social media browsing and gaming. 6.7 inches of OLED vibrance with pitch blacks, and a smooth refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
September 21, 2021
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The Best Phone Plans In 2021 (And How To Pick One)
Shopping for a phone plan doesn't have to be painful
August 6, 2021
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The Best Phones in 2021
Which is the best phone to buy right now, in early 2021? Unsurprisingly, mostly 2020 phones, but not for long! The Galaxy S21 series is now out, so are the new OnePlus 9 models. You can confidently say that 2021 is already looking good for smartphones.
July 19, 2021
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The best phones under $500 - updated August 2021
While flagship phones are getting more expensive every year, more and more people are looking for a cheaper way to get a good smartphone. A $500 budget used to be more than enough to buy a cutting-edge device, but is that still true?
August 27, 2021
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The Best Sony phones - Updated July 2021
Sony's mobile business went through several transformations since its inception back in 2001. Sony was making phones even prior to that but the crucial partnership with Ericsson marked the start of Sony's real journey into mobile phones.
July 27, 2021
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The best T-Mobile phones to buy - updated September 2021
After acquiring Sprint, T-Mobile became a force to be reckoned with, gaining millions of subscribers and those all-important mid-band 5G frequencies.
August 31, 2021
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The best unlocked or carrier flip phones and basic phones you can buy right now (Updated July 2021)
Smartphones are awesome devices that can do lots of things, but sometimes they're just not the right tool for the job, nor the right choice for everyone. You or a relative of yours might instead be in market for feature phones, or dumb phones as they're affectionately called.
July 29, 2021
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The "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" versus ROG5 Preview: Branded versus Original
Today we're reviewing a rather unusual device, the new ASUS "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders". The device had been first announced a month ago by Qualcomm and ASUS, and represents a sort of weird kind of collaboration between the two companies.
August 16, 2021
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Verizon versus T-Mobile versus AT&T: new 5G speed tests break 100 Mbps barrier for the first time
There are a lot of big and small mobile analytics and market research firms around that like to regularly evaluate and rank the top three US wireless service providers based on different aspects of the network experience and relying on different measures of assessing overall performance, but when it comes to the reliability and independence of the data collected nationwide, Opensignal is pretty much impossible to beat.
October 14, 2021
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Visible versus Mint Mobile: Which should you get?
Visible and Mint Mobile are two of the most compelling carriers you'll find if you want a great deal on a lot of data and some of the best cell phone plans today.
August 9, 2021
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8Bitdo SN30 Pro review: This controller is the perfect combination of nostalgia and modern features
Jump back more than 20 years to enjoy the best games, past and present.
July 22, 2021
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11 of the best MMO games for iOS and Android (2021)
Good MMO games for mobile devices have become increasingly sought-after over the last few years. A big reason for their popularity spike is the fact that developers can now create large and immersive console-like games on mobile,
June 28, 2021
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A spectator feature and balancing patch are coming to Pokemon UNITE
Balance is key to making the game as fair as possible.
August 3, 2021
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Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City is now on Apple Arcade and you should get it
It's finally here!
July 16, 2021
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Android 12 Game Mode support starts to show up in mobile games
Android 12 Snow Cone has officially entered the AOSP phase (October 4th), and this time we're gearing up for some really cool changes. One of the major areas of improvement is, of course, gaming. According to all the statistics out there, people game extensively on their phones, and this trend will continue to grow.
October 7, 2021
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Android 12 will default to a play-as-you-download scheme for newer games
No developer support needed: Android 12 will do "play-as-you-download" automatically.
July 12, 2021
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Angry Birds Reloaded glides into the App Store today
The birds are back and they're still angry.
July 16, 2021
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Apple Arcade's Doodle God Universe is now available for download
Solve puzzles and build worlds like a god.
July 16, 2021
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Apple bans Fortnite indefinitely as Epic CEO lashes out on Twitter
The battle royale game won't be returning to Apple devices for a long while.
September 23, 2021
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Apple called out by Epic Games' Tim Sweeney again, this time for ads on the iPhone Services page
Game maker Epic Games has had beef with Apple since last year when the Fortnite scandal was going on, and Epic's CEO, Tim Sweeney, is continuing to call out Apple for anti-competitive behavior.
October 8, 2021
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Apple Still Won't Let Fortnite Back on the App Store
The Apple-Epic case ended earlier this month -- well, the first phase of what could be a years-long battle wrapped up. The court found in Apple's favor on nine of the 10 claims brought by Epic, and the developer is contemplating an appeal in hopes of a more favorable judgment.
September 23, 2021
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Awesome RPG Monster Hunter Stories is coming to Apple Arcade
This is one that's not to be missed.
July 20, 2021
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Backbone Made a 3D-Printed Adapter, So Your New iPhone 13 Pro Will Fit in the Controller
3D-printers come to the rescue.
September 29, 2021
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Backbone One review: The controller that Apple should have made for the iPhone
The Backbone One is truly the first mobile gaming controller that turns your iPhone into a portable gaming console.
September 17, 2021
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Battlefield Mobile First Gameplay Footage Emerges From Alpha Test
Get a first look at Battlefield Mobile in new footage from the alpha test.
September 24, 2021
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Best advanced touchscreen controls for PUBG Mobile
Despite not offering official support for Bluetooth controllers, PUBG Mobile makes the best use of touchscreen controls that you will ever see on a smartphone.
September 7, 2021
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Best emulators for Android 2021
Old-school gaming on new-school technology.
September 10, 2021
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Best fighting games for Android 2021
Bring the classic arcade action you remember to your phone with these great fighting games!
September 14, 2021
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Best free Android games 2021
You can play these great games without spending a dime.
August 27, 2021
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Best iPhones for gaming 2021
If you're anything like me, mobile games aren't just a way to pass the time. They let us challenge friends, play online, and enjoy titles you won't find on other consoles -- plus, with Apple Arcade, iOS users have a lot to choose from.
August 27, 2021
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Best mobile game controllers for Samsung Galaxy phones 2021
Why would you need a game controller for your Samsung Galaxy phone? Samsung hasn't explicitly jumped into the world of gaming-specific smartphones, but since you're provided with some of the best specs to go along with amazing displays, Samsung smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S21, make for a perfect gaming experience.
September 13, 2021
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Best Mobile Games: 25 Excellent Touchscreen Titles For iOS And Android
Read on for our picks for the best mobile games available on iOS and Android.
September 24, 2021
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Best phones for PUBG Mobile 2021
PUBG Mobile is a graphics-intensive game that demands a powerful phone. If you want the best results and more Chicken Dinners, you're going to need a phone for that truly stands out from the pack, and in 2021 that's the OnePlus 9 Pro.
July 9, 2021
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Best phones for Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) 2021
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to dozens of cloud-streaming titles, available on both tablets and phones. So, what are the best phones to buy for it?
July 30, 2021
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Best platformer games for Android 2021
If you like platformers, this list is for you.
July 8, 2021
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Best shooter games for Android 2021
Spill some blood with the best Android shooters currently on the market.
October 4, 2021
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Best Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) games on Android 2021
Android gamers have a whole new world open when playing video games on their mobile devices thanks to cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, formerly known as Project xCloud.
October 11, 2021
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Black Desert Mobile: Best class in 2021
Just getting into Black Desert Mobile? Here are the classes you should check out.
September 10, 2021
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Black Desert Mobile: Gameplay, story, and everything you need to know
The world of Black Desert brought directly to your mobile devices.
September 2, 2021
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Bubble Tale is an excruciatingly adorable platformer you should play for Android
In my humble opinion, there just aren't enough cute lil' murder beans out there.
August 13, 2021
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Build a colony and conquer tiny foes in The Ants: Underground Kingdom for Android
Amass your insect horde and prepare your troops for battle in this tiny but mighty resource management game.
June 11, 2021
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Call of Duty: Mobile Surpasses 500 Million Downloads
It's also raked in over $1 billion in revenue.
May 6, 2021
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Call Of Duty: Warzone May Be Coming To Mobile Devices Per Activision Mobile Job Listings
A recent LinkedIn Post mentions both open job opportunities at Activision Mobile as well as "CoD Mobile and Warzone."
May 10, 2021
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Cast your cares away in Fishing Life, our Android game of the week
Let the sound of the waves carry you off to a more peaceful state of mind.
May 21, 2021
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Classic adventure gaming makes a comeback with Thimbleweed Park for Android
Thimbleweed Park is a callback to the heyday of point-and-click adventure games with great graphics, solid puzzles, and a lot of heart.
June 25, 2021
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Classics Leo's Fortune and INKS are now available in Apple Arcade
Both are available for free to Apple Arcade subscribers.
June 25, 2021
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Contra Returns brings a 30-year-old classic to iPhone and iPad
"Take the fight with you."
July 27, 2021
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Diablo Immortal: Closed Alpha, release date, everything you need to know
Blizzard is bringing the Diablo series to your mobile phone, and we cannot wait.
May 7, 2021
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Dive into madness and Lovecraftian horrors in Cultist Simulator [Android Game of the Week]
Can you survive the knowledge of the unknowable terrors lurking just beyond your dreams?
May 14, 2021
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Epic Games says iOS is its own market with high switching costs and lock-in
"Switching between ecosystems isn't much of a competitive constraint on the iOS app market"
May 11, 2021
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Epic Games-backed coalition hails new South Korea App Store laws
"South Korea's new app store law is a significant development in the global fight to bring fairness to the digital economy"
August 31, 2021
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Every game with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) for Android
A growing list that's only getting bigger.
August 17, 2021
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Eye of the Temple review: Spelunking like Indiana Jones
Professor of Archaeology, obtainer of...rare antiquities.
October 14, 2021
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F1 Mobile Racing's 2021 season update is out now on iOS and Android
The 2021 Formula 1 season is now playable on the go thanks to an update for the F1 Mobile Racing game, along with several new features and enhancements, and it's available right now if you own an Apple or Android device.
September 23, 2021
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Fantasian Part 2 is here and it's a huge update for the Apple Arcade hit
Another 60 hours of gameplay, ready to go right now.
August 13, 2021
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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster New Mod Introduces Beautiful Replacement Pixel Font
A new Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster mod that has been released online a few hours ago replaces the game's vanilla font with a new one that looks considerably better.
August 5, 2021
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Frostpunk Mobile Development Update Comes Via A Letter To "The Captain"
A FAQ from the Frostpunk Mobile devs at NetEase has laid out some of the upcoming game's features.
May 20, 2021
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Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride ported to KaiOS
KaiOS Technologies has announced that the Singapore-based start-up, Storms, has ported the popular Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride games over to KaiOS, the operating system designed for smart feature phones. Storms is not the original developer of these games but owns the exclusive rights to convert these games into instant games that are able to run on KaiOS.
August 26, 2021
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GameSir X2 Bluetooth Mobile Controller review: A worthy alternative to the Razer Kishi
Turn your iPhone into a Nintendo Switch.
May 31, 2021
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GameSir X2 Lightning Mobile Gaming Controller for iPhone review: No wobble for the win
Play your favorite iPhone games using a comfortable controller.
October 7, 2021
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Genshin Impact -- Sangonomiya Kokomi's Skills and Passives Showcased in New Video
The latest 5-star character to join the roster serves as a capable healer and damage dealer. Find out more about her abilities here.
September 21, 2021
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Genshin Impact ascension guide: Materials, quests, levels, and requirements
Make your Genshin Impact party even stronger with weapon and character Ascension.
July 16, 2021
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Genshin Impact: Where to find the old stone slates in Inazuma
Complete The Farmer's Treasure quest.
July 29, 2021
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Google Launches the Android Game Development Kit
The Android Game Development Kit (AGDK) aims to make it easier to develop, optimize, and deliver Android games. Composed of both existing and new tools and libraries, the Android Game Development Kit is built using C and C++ APIs to maximize performance.
July 19, 2021
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Google Stadia comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20
Google keeps on pushing its Stadia cloud gaming service, even though there were some concerns about the future of the platform when the company announced that it won't be making its own Stadia games after all.
September 20, 2021
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How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go September 2021
If you're looking for Ditto, here's what Pokemon you need to be catching!
August 30, 2021
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How to get Zeraora for free in Pokemon Unite on Android
Nintendo Switch had it first, but now mobile players can get this Mythical Pokemon.
September 23, 2021
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How to invite friends in Pokemon Unite on Android
Unlock new Pokemon together with your squad.
September 23, 2021
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How To Play PS5 Games On Your iPhone
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, and the Demon's Souls remake on your iPhone? It's a brave new world.
August 31, 2021
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How To Stream Xbox Games To Your Phone
With Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can play Xbox games on iOS and Android devices
August 17, 2021
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How To Use A PS5 Controller On iPhone
Whether you want to explore the wealth of Apple Arcade games or take part in some cloud streaming, here's how to hook up your PS5 DualSense to your iPhone.
August 31, 2021
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How to use microphone audio modes in FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
You can change your microphone audio mode in FaceTime thanks to iOS 15. Here's how to do exactly that.
September 24, 2021
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I may never love mobile gaming, but one conversation changed how I think about it
Mobile gaming will only continue to grow and its place in the industry is here to stay, regardless of what "hardcore" fans think.
June 25, 2021
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Is Nier Reincarnation free to play?
Best Answer: Yes, but it does have microtransactions. It's a gacha game, meaning any items you obtain via these microtransactions are randomized.
July 9, 2021
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It's now one year since Fortnite was banned from the App Store
"Today, we're also introducing a new way to pay on iOS and Android: Epic direct payment. When you choose to use Epic direct payments, you save up to 20% as Epic passes along payment processing savings to you."
August 13, 2021
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It's official: PUBG Mobile will relaunch in India as Battlegrounds Mobile
Krafton will open pre-registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India before its official launch in the country.
May 6, 2021
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Kill off your husband and get away with it in Overboard! for Android
Men. Who needs 'em, am I right, ladies?
July 30, 2021
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Let's destroy another game franchise: Battlefield Mobile spotted on Google Play Store
Mobile gaming is big and inevitable. Everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, everyone gets tempted to download a nice, colorful game now and again. Seeing as how easily accessible it is, and how users have proven that it can be monetized successfully, it only makes sense that game developers are looking to bring their super-popular franchises to the mobile world.
September 3, 2021
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Marvel at the glory of explosions in Bomb Club for Android
Cool guys don't look at explosions, but I'd rather have fun than be cool!
September 10, 2021
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Marvel Future Revolution for Android preview: Worlds collide in this action-packed RPG
Play as your favorite heroes and save the multiverse from total destruction.
August 6, 2021
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marvel Future Revolution, a new RPG for iPhone gamers, is available now
Gamers can download the game now -- and it's already number one in the RPG category!
August 24, 2021
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Monster Hunter Stories is now available for free as part of Apple Arcade
This is one that's not to be missed. It's Monster Hunter, but on your iPhone!
August 6, 2021
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My Friend Pedro Now Has A Free Mobile Game
You can play My Friend Pedro: Ripe For Revenge now for free on Android and iOS.
August 5, 2021
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New Apple Arcade game wurdweb makes crosswords fun again
A new kind of word game with that Sunday morning vibe.
August 13, 2021
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New games are coming to Apple Arcade, including Baldo and Asphalt 8: Airborne
Apple Arcade continues to provide great value for a small price.
July 27, 2021
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Niantic announces the Season of Mischief in Pokemon Go
Hoopa is bringing mischief all season long in Pokemon Go.
August 27, 2021
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Nier Reincarnation for Android review: A pretty Nier story stuck in a so-so gacha game
When it's a Nier game, it's good. When it's not, there are better gachas to play.
August 12, 2021
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One-button platformer Super Leap Day is now playable in Apple Arcade
Go get it now!
August 6, 2021
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Ordnance Survey to take a poke at Pokemon-style gaming with outdoorsy AR adventure
Gamify all the things!
July 19, 2021
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OtterBox just released their new Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe
All the mobile gaming you want, with none of the controller interference.
August 3, 2021
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OtterBox Xbox MagSafe Clip review: Simplicity cuts the clutter
The easiest way to mount your iPhone 12 to an Xbox controller -- magnets.
August 27, 2021
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Pistol Whip goes full Red Dead in free "Smoke and Thunder" DLC for Oculus Quest
Plus new music and a new Styles mode with endless enemies and new modifiers.
August 5, 2021
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Pokemon GO announces Season of Discovery
We are quickly approaching the fifth anniversary of Pokemon GO, and Niantic has announced that the anniversary celebrations, as well as Pokemon GO Fest 2021, will take place during the Season of Discovery.
June 1, 2021
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Pokemon Go developer responds to fan outcry over changes
Niantic rolled back pandemic-related PokeStop and gym range increases in the US and New Zealand.
August 6, 2021
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Pokemon Go Galarian Ponyta Limited Research Tasks And Rewards
Niantic is giving players another chance to catch Galarian Ponyta through a new Limited Research line; here are all the tasks and the rewards they offer.
June 3, 2021
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Pokemon Go maker Niantic acquires 3D scanning app Scaniverse
The company aims to work real-world scanning into its AR phone and glasses plans
August 10, 2021
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Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock part three: Sword and Shield
Grab your Sword and your Shield for the next Pokemon Go event!
August 3, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Cliff, Sierra, Arlo, and Giovanni best counters August 2021
Team GO Rocket's leaders put up some of the toughest fights in the game. Here's the best Pokemon to challenge them with!
August 13, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Cliff, Sierra, Arlo, and Giovanni best counters July 2021
Team GO Rocket's leaders put up some of the toughest fights in the game. Here's the best Pokemon to challenge them with!
July 16, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Current Raid Battles
Here's every Pokemon you can challenge in Pokemon Go Raids right now
May 25, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Dialga Raid Guide
Do you have what it takes to beat Dialga?
June 29, 2021
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Pokemon Go: How to get and use Evolution Items and other special case evolutions
In order to evolve some Pokemon, you're going to need certain Evolution Items. Here's the down low on them!
September 10, 2021
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Pokemon Go: How to get Leafeon, Glaceon, and all the Eevee Evolutions!
How to control Eevee evolution for Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon!
May 7, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Latios and Latias Raid Guide
Do you have what it takes to beat Latos and Latias?
July 8, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Lugia Raid guide
Do you have what it takes to beat Lugia?
August 31, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Luminous Legends Y Event Guide
Yveltal, the destruction Pokemon is here along with other Dark type Pokemon!
May 25, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Mega Houndoom Mega Raid Guide
Mega Evolution has finally arrived in Pokemon Go and with it, Mega Raids! A whole new class of Raids, Mega Raids let you and your friends challenge a Mega Evolved Pokemon.
September 10, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Mesprit Raid Guide
Do you have what it takes to beat Mesprit?
July 12, 2021
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Pokemon Go: Uxie Raid Guide
Do you have what it takes to beat Uxie?
July 12, 2021
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Pokemon Unite: How to use a controller on iPhone and iPad
Play your battle arena sessions much more comfortably.
October 7, 2021
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Pokemon Unite: List of all playable Pokemon
Pokemon Unite is officially out for the Nintendo Switch now. While it won't be releasing for Android devices until later this year in September 2021, fans can already begin to look ahead to figure out which potential Pokemon they'll want to use in what promises to be one of the best Android games out.
August 3, 2021
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PUBG Mobile cheat-makers were raking in millions, until the Chinese police came calling
A group of PUBG Mobile cheatmakers were making hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.
June 1, 2021
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PUBG Mobile Goes Full Kaiju With New Godzilla versus Kong Content
The mobile battle royale adds three massive new elements to the battlefield along with a slew of other updates.
May 11, 2021
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PUBG Mobile is the highest grossing mobile game of 2021 so far
Players are spending over $200m a month this year.
July 15, 2021
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PUBG Mobile may soon make a comeback in India as 'Battlegrounds Mobile'
Battlegrounds Mobile will be 'customized' for the Indian market.
May 4, 2021
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Runescape is now available on Android as a free-to-play game
The classic MMO comes to mobile devices.
June 17, 2021
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Side-scroller Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is coming to Apple Arcade soon
After a soft launch in Canada and then being canned altogether, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is now coming back to the App Store. Except this time the free-to-play game will be completely free and part of the growing Apple Arcade stable of titles.
August 13, 2021
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Sixit is an adorable puzzler with fascinating roguelite gameplay [Android Game of the Week]
If it ain't broke, don't six it.
May 28, 2021
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Sony and Gameloft team up to bring exclusive gaming experience to the Xperia 1 III
The Xperia 1 III is one of the first smartphones to offer 120fps (frames per second) while playing demanding mobile racing games like Asphalt 9: Legends, Sony announced this week. The achievement was possible thanks to the partnership with Gameloft, the French mobile games developer behind many iconic franchises, including Asphalt, Dungeon Hunter, GT Racing, Ice Age, and Modern Combat.
August 10, 2021
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Taiko No Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat Review -- Drum Solo
Turn the beat around
May 6, 2021
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Tetris Beat, Monster Hunter Stories coming soon to Apple Arcade
Apple is expanding its lineup with well-known gaming brands.
July 20, 2021
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The critically acclaimed What Remains of Edith Finch is available on iOS today
Engage in this solemn story about relationships and death.
August 16, 2021
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The Division is getting a free-to-play game and mobile version
It promises a new perspective and setting
May 6, 2021
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The excellent Super Stickman Golf 3 is now in Apple Arcade
48 courses, all unlocked, all for free.
August 6, 2021
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The final Pokemon GO Fest Ultra Unlock event features Pokemon from the Galar region
Get your Swords and Shields ready!
August 3, 2021
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The iPhone 13 Pro's camera bump is a problem for the Backbone controller
Making it a little less fun to use the best mobile controller you can buy
September 24, 2021
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The Pokemon GO community want Niantic to reverse changes made to the game
Niantic risks potentially alienating both veterans and newcomers to the game.
August 5, 2021
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The Witcher: Monster Slayer is Finally Out for Android and iOS
Nearly 10 months after its first announcement, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is finally out for Android and iOS. Spokko, a member of the CDPR family, has released the game, and it is available on both platforms.
July 22, 2021
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These Are The Games You're Looking For
Best Star Wars Games for iPhone and iPad in 2021
May 4, 2021
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XCOM 2 Collection For iOS Adds Optimization Modes For Prettier Intergalactic Combat
Two different optimization options will let players choose the best look for their devices.
May 27, 2021
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Yes you can play Doom on this Linux-powered desk phone
As long as there is someone asking whether or not a particular gadget will run Doom, there will be someone else who wants to prove that, yes, it will Doom. This week's installment: an ordinary-looking office phone!
August 16, 2021
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Waze brings Microsoft's Halo universe to the road
With Halo Infinite coming this holiday season and the multiplayer beta having just finished, Waze is here to quench your thirst for even more Halo. The navigation app has teamed with Microsoft and developer 343 Industries to bring the iconic Halo universe experience to the road.
August 3, 2021
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Hands On

First hands-on video of Pixel 6 Pro leaks
The Pixel 6 duo that's apparently coming next month is anything but a secret. Google has already given us a good look at its next flagship smartphones and has now started putting up billboards in New York to promote the devices.
September 21, 2021
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Microsoft Surface Duo

9 months later, Surface Duo is cheaper than ever -- and you still shouldn't buy one
Using the Surface Duo as a first-time customer now reveals some new insights and expected mainstays.
June 10, 2021
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Alleged images of Microsoft Surface Duo 2 dual-screen Android device leak
Microsoft's next-generation Android handset might come with a much better camera setup if newly leaked images of the Duo 2 turn out to be legit.
July 26, 2021
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Best Microsoft Surface Duo cases 2021
It's no secret that the Surface Duo isn't the most durable phone, so you'll likely want to find the best Microsoft Surface Duo case. There is a slew of great Surface Duo accessories already available, but the case options are pretty slim for the time being.
September 23, 2021
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Could a future Surface Duo feature a built-in kickstand?
A new patent from Microsoft shows how a kickstand could be built into a future Surface Duo.
June 1, 2021
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I enjoyed the Surface Duo, but I love the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
My favorite phone since the Nokia Lumia 1520.
September 2, 2021
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Leak: Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 is shaping up to be a phone you might actually want
It has legit-looking cameras this time
July 26, 2021
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Leaked Surface Duo 2 images show a three-lens camera
The photos in question show a rear camera bump, two color choices and the absence of a fingerprint reader.
July 27, 2021
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Leaked photos of Microsoft Surface Duo 2 reveal triple-camera setup
The Surface Duo was both one of the most interesting and least successful devices of 2020, but Microsoft isn't throwing in the towel. The company is working on a new model that has leaked in full months before its release.
July 26, 2021
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Let's talk about that Surface Duo 2 leak
Why I think we should all chill out about Surface Duo's new camera bump
July 27, 2021
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Microsoft rolls out Surface Duo September 2021 update
The Surface Duo has a new update, but it doesn't include any new features.
September 17, 2021
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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 specs revealed -- 8GB of RAM for the dual-screen phone
Just about a week ago we reviewed the new Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is arguably a power user's dream phone, with its huge 7.6-inch folding display and OneUI 3 multitasking features. But there are other, less-popular, yet still exciting options out there.
August 27, 2021
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Microsoft Surface Duo adds Game Pass touch controls, but you won't confuse it for a portable Xbox
An overdue update on this dual-screen Android handheld adds a touchscreen gamepad, but only to a limited set of games.
May 25, 2021
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Microsoft Surface Duo July 2021 Android security update is now available
The July security update is now out for the unlocked Surface Duo.
July 26, 2021
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Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 to receive three years of Android updates
The freshly announced Microsoft Surface Duo 2 continues to make the headlines, and this time it's for its software updates.
September 24, 2021
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Original Surface Duo should get Android 11 before the end of the year, says Microsoft
The original Surface Duo still hasn't received Android 11, but that could change soon
September 24, 2021
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People are clamoring for Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 ahead of its announcement
Microsoft could announce at least five new devices this week, and our readers are most excited about the Surface Duo 2.
September 20, 2021
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Surface Duo 2 actually has some basic water protection with IPX1 rating
Well, it's better than nothing!
September 23, 2021
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Surface Duo 2 benchmarks confirm Snapdragon 888 SoC and 8GB of RAM
Back in 2019, Microsoft finally unveiled its first Android handset, namely a dual-display device called the Surface Duo. While the device underwhelmed in terms of critic reviews and commercial performance, many praised it for its stylish form factor.
August 27, 2021
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Surface Duo 2 emulator with Android 11 now available for developers
Developers can optimize their apps for the Surface Duo 2 with Microsoft's updated emulator.
September 24, 2021
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Surface Duo 2: Release date, specs, and everything we know so far
Surface Duo 2 is in the works. Here's everything we know about Microsoft's next dual-screen phone.
September 9, 2021
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Surface Duo gets May update with more stability improvements
Microsoft has released the latest firmware update for the Surface Duo, its dual-screen phone powered by Android. The company promised security and feature updates for the next three years at launch, and it's been mostly living up to that.
May 28, 2021
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Surface Duo's August 2021 Android security and firmware update is here
40.22 megabytes are headed your way.
August 19, 2021
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The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is the best foldable you're not going to buy
An impressive upgrade with none of the appeal of its competition.
September 23, 2021
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The Surface Duo keeps getting cheaper. What does that mean for Microsoft's mobile strategy?
Microsoft's Surface Duo started at $1,400 and is now selling at a similar price to a normal smartphone.
June 21, 2021
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The Surface Duo's two-year-old Android OS will be updated sometime this year
Microsoft's rocky introduction to Android continues with worst-in-class update speed.
September 24, 2021
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Miscellaneous - Numbers

1Password announces easy item sharing with people who aren't using it
A fix for people who need to share passwords with non-1Password users.
October 12, 2021
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1Password finally rolls out one of its most requested sharing features
You can now securely share passwords with anyone, even those who don't have a 1Password account.
October 14, 2021
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3 new time-saving Assistant tricks to try on Android
Your trusty Android Assistant has some sweet new automation options, but it's up to you to find and configure 'em.
September 14, 2021
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5 tips for using Microsoft's To Do task-tracking app on Macs, iPhones and iPads
Many task management and reminder apps promise to simplify your planning, but only one is well integrated within the Microsoft 365 suite. Learn how to leverage Microsoft To Do using Apple hardware.
September 24, 2021
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5G iPhone Shipments Fell by 23 Percent in Q1, 2021, but Apple Still Maintains a Massive Lead
Though Apple was late to the party when it comes to 5G phone releases, it took the world by storm when the iPhone 12 series was unveiled last year.
June 17, 2021
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5G phones are more affordable than ever. But the killer app is still missing
The industry can't stop cheerleading the rise of 5G despite an experience that isn't materially better than 4G.
June 29, 2021
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6 best cell phones for seniors and the elderly
These days, smartphones are a crucial part of our lives, coming in all sorts of extravagant designs and always trying to grab our attention with impressive features.
July 19, 2021
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6 reasons not to get 5G service in 2021
5G now covers most people in the U.S. on at least one carrier, but there are many reasons why 5G isn't worth it for many people.
June 29, 2021
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9 advantages iPhones and iOS have over Android phones in 2021
iOS, the operating system equivalent of a cup of water. It's nothing special at a glance, but it's also simple and easy to digest. It's easy to use, sleek and somehow looks more professional than Android, so we've prepared here 9 advantages iPhones and iOS have over Android phones in 2021.
September 13, 2021
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10 advantages Android phones have over iOS and iPhones in 2021
Files, apps that you can't find on the store and yet you can still install, and launchers. These are the ingredients for a very "you" centered experience, the Android experience.
September 13, 2021
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10 Gboard shortcuts that'll change how you type on Android
Ready to save yourself tons of time and effort? These Gboard tricks for Android are just what the (smartphone) doctor ordered.
July 20, 2021
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10 helpful iPhone tips to use at work
These tips should help you save a little time as we explore the future of work.
May 27, 2021
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12 hidden Pixel phone superpowers
Power up your Pixel experience with these productivity-boosting Android extras.
June 22, 2021
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13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android
Trimming back your Android data usage can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill -- and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?
August 27, 2021
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13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android
Take advantage of all Maps has to offer by tapping into these easily overlooked features and options.
October 14, 2021
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15 best Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know
These tips and tricks will turn you into a Google Maps master.
July 12, 2021
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18 Percent of Apple Fans Prefer the Name iPhone (2021) Instead of iPhone 13
Apple is expected to launch its upcoming iPhone 13 series later this year with a smaller notch and 120Hz display.
June 21, 2021
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25W USB-C Chargers Compatible With Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 [List]
This is a list of USB-C chargers which you can buy right now that support fast 25W charging on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3.
August 12, 2021
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30 new Android phones join the list that support ARCore
ARCore is a software development kit developed by Google to help create augmented reality (AR) apps to be built. There are three technologies used. One allows your phone to track its position relative to the rest of the world.
August 6, 2021
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36 States file a lawsuit against Google's Play Store taxes, alleging anticompetitive behaviour
Maybe you have been checking out how the Apple vs Epic lawsuit has been going recently, as the game maker company has set upon suing Apple for the App Store monopoly and the 30% tax it takes from purchases on Apple devices.
July 8, 2021
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82% of Android users not interested in iPhone 13, chiefly because of no Touch ID and iOS restrictions
The e-tailer surveyed more than 5000 US-based Android users aged 18 and older. Around 82 percent of the respondents are not interested in switching to the iPhone 13. Only 18 percent said they might consider getting the new iPhone.
August 31, 2021
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94% of U.S. iPhone customers don't use Apple Pay, survey finds
"Seven years post-launch, new PYMNTS data shows that 93.9% of consumers with Apple Pay activated on their iPhones do not use it in-store to pay for purchases."
September 7, 2021
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96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find
Some of the first data on user behavior exceeds advertisers' worst fears.
May 7, 2021
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2021 smartphone market forecast: big rebound as 5G drives demand, foldables show promise
Demand for smartphones nosedived in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new research shows that the global smartphone market is on track to rebound quickly in 2021.
June 10, 2021
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2022 Will be Big for iPhone, x2 Growth Expected Compared to Android, According to IDC Data
The iPhone 13 is almost here and the data suggests that it is going to be a monstrous 2022 for Apple in terms of growth.
August 30, 2021
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#AppleToo collects hundreds of Apple workplace harassment stories, to be published today
The #AppleToo movement, piggybacking off the #MeToo from back in 2017, sprouted up last week in an effort to provide a platform for Apple employees to share personal stories of negative experiences while working for the tech giant.
August 30, 2021
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Miscellaneous - A

A $2,650 Galaxy S21 called the Sirin V3 comes with military-grade security
For the hefty price of $2,650 you can now buy a Samsung Galaxy S21, called the Sirin V3. The smartphone was announced by cybersecurity company Sirin Labs and is already available on its site for purchase.
June 4, 2021
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A Community feature for WhatsApp is reportedly in the works
WhatsApp was working on adding lots of new features recently. The most recent improvement the popular messaging app is going to be getting, according to an APK code teardown done by XDA-Developers, is dubbed "Community". This new feature that WhatsApp may be working on will reportedly coexist with the existing feature Groups.
October 11, 2021
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A Comprehensive Guide to Using the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
With its immersive screen, S Pen, reassuring durability and productivity-enhancing features, who wouldn't be eager to give the Galaxy Z Fold3 a try? Hesitation on the part of users who haven't used foldables before is understandable though, given the device's range of cutting-edge features.
September 6, 2021
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A fix is coming for Galaxy S21 camera problems, confirms Samsung
Earlier this year, at CES, Samsung announced its Galaxy S21 lineup of phones. It consists of a trio of models, the Galaxy S21, the S21 Plus, and the flagship S21 Ultra. In our review, we found that the features, the Ultra offers, including the camera, were pretty impressive.
June 17, 2021
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A first look inside the iPhone 13
Although the iPhone 13 isn't coming to stores until this Friday, many tech reviewers have already got first dibs on the novel handset. And thanks to one of them, we've already got our very first glimpse at what the internal components of the iPhone 13 look like.
September 23, 2021
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A foldable Honor Magic Fold is reportedly in the works
The foldable smartphone market is about to heat up thanks to upgraded products from Samsung and new entries from Google and Oppo. Now, a new report reveals that another brand is planning a smartphone.
June 14, 2021
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A Folding iPhone by 2023? Take my money!
Apple is said to be working on a foldable iPhone that will launch as soon as 2023. This time it's respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that's making all the right kinds of noise and it's enough to get a geek excited.
May 3, 2021
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A hotline to His Billness? Or a guard having a bit of a giggle?
Choose Your Own On Call
June 18, 2021
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A Huawei Mate X Rollable is in the works
The Chinese phone manufacturer may have gone through a lengthy period of disgrace, but it has not slowed down in forging its own path in the mobile industry.
August 6, 2021
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A mole in the iPhone leaks community feels betrayed by Apple
Apple's been having a field day chasing leakers up and down the globe lately, in a bid to clamp down on iPhone information appearing prematurely in tech media. Recently, Chinese leaksters with access to Foxconn personnel - the iPhone assembler - were served legal notices to take down leaked info, or else.
August 19, 2021
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A much-needed Spotlight on the best iPhone feature nobody uses
iPhone search is great--and getting even better in iOS 15. So why does Apple hide it?
August 19, 2021
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A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android
Attention, Android phone owners: Your on-screen keyboard's got a cool bit of extra customization lurking in its corners.
June 24, 2021
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A new entry for the Galaxy S21 FE appears on Geekbench: it shows an Exynos-powered variant
The budget-friendly Galaxy S21 FE seems to be nearing its release and it is expected to be released, at least according to rumors, on September 8. While there were leaks and rumors pointing that the Galaxy S21 FE will come with the Snapdragon 888 and won't have an Exynos variant, a new entry in Geekbench now shows there might be an Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 FE after all, reports SamMobile.
August 30, 2021
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A new report says iPhone SE 3 with 5G and A14 chip will most likely come in the first half of 2022
The successor of the affordable iPhone SE (2020) has yet to come; however, a new report from DigiTimes sheds some more light on the compact and budget-friendly iPhone SE 3, reports MacRumors.
July 19, 2021
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A Newly Detected Qualcomm Vulnerability Affects Almost One In Three Phones
There is a flaw in Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem, a component in a vast number of Android phones from Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and OnePlus.
May 6, 2021
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A peek into the tech behind WhatsApp's new multi-device feature
Rolling out to a select number of users
July 15, 2021
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A Perfect Balance of Form and Function: How to Express Yourself With Your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
With its compact form, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is designed to fit perfectly in your hand. Its various color options and large Cover Screen enable users to express their individuality, while features like Flex mode and Multi-Active Window take multitasking to the next level.
September 17, 2021
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A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone
For many of us, smartphones have arguably become just as much cameras as they communication devices. While some companies put more emphasis on photography features than others, there are dozens of options out there and a lot of jargon, making picking the right one a challenge.
July 15, 2021
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A privacy-focused permissions feature from Android 11 is coming to older phones too
Resetting an app's permissions if it hasn't been used in a while
September 17, 2021
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A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android
Grant yourself superhuman summoning powers and give your Android typing experience the extra jolt of efficiency it's been missing.
May 27, 2021
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A Weird Bug That Breaks iPhone WiFi Functionality
A strange vulnerability has surfaced online that affects Apple iPhones. This weird bug can disable the WiFi functionality of an iPhone when triggered.
June 24, 2021
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A winding road and a dead end: A journalist traces the path of her stolen phone number
It's a dreadfully annoying thing to receive spam calls every so often, and then have to wonder how in the world the person on the other side got a hold of your personal phone number. No matter what we do, we've all been subjected to this torment at some point or another.
July 13, 2021
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A15 Bionic chipset running the iPhone 13 series and the iPad mini has 15 billion transistors
Apple announced today that the A15 Bionic chipset that will power the new iPhone 13 series will be equipped with 15 billion transistors. That compares with the 11.8 billion transistors found inside the A14 Bionic and the 8.5 billion transistors that the A13 Bionic is equipped with.
September 14, 2021
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A15 Bionic GPU Faces Performance Throttling in New Benchmark Leak, but Easily Outpaces Exynos 2200 & A14 Bionic
The A14 Bionic GPU achieves an impressive performance threshold, but Apple could be looking to overtake that extensively with the A15 Bionic launch, as the chipset is expected to debut alongside the iPhone 13 launch. According to a new benchmark leak, the upcoming SoC beats all competitors but runs into a little performance throttling along the way.
September 6, 2021
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Access to NFC technology like Apple Pay needs new rules, says Dutch market authority
"The investigation confirms the previously identified anticompetitive concerns on the Dutch market for payment apps.
July 2, 2021
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Accepting WhatsApp's new privacy policy will reportedly be optional (unless you chat with a Business account)
Earlier this year, WhatsApp introduced new terms of service that instantly sparked controversy and had many people switching to other chat services, such as Telegram and Signal. The new terms included granting permission for data to be shared with Facebook (if the user messages a WhatsApp Business account).
August 30, 2021
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Account deletion from within iOS apps must be easy, says Apple
Apple will be requiring third-party iOS apps that require account creation to make it easier for users to deactivate their accounts starting January 31, 2022.
October 8, 2021
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Ad blocking surges as millions more seek privacy, security and less annoyance
In the US, an estimated 40% of adults block online ads on PCs or phones.
May 3, 2021
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Adoption of iOS 15 remains much slower than iOS 14 last year
Three days after the September 20th release of iOS 15, we told you that only 8.5% of eligible iPhone handsets had updated their software to the latest iOS build. Compare that figure to the 14.5% of iPhone units that had iOS 14 installed three days after its release the previous year.
October 1, 2021
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Advertising and Android apps: A detailed study of data privacy
The concept of privacy in the age of the web and social media remains high on the agenda for many people--those on the business and marketing side who would like to advertise with greater precision and those on the consumer side who would not wish for their personal information and profile to be compromised.
June 21, 2021
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Affordable Moto G60s is coming to Europe: A new budget king?
The Motorola Moto G60s is officially coming to Europe at an affordable price, packing lots of features and nice specs. Motorola's newest affordable smartphone will be released in the coming weeks, and it packs some great specs for the price.
August 16, 2021
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Affordable Nokia G300 5G leaks with Snapdragon 480 and triple-camera setup
HMD Global is working on at least three new devices including the first Nokia-branded tablet in years and two smartphones. One of those is the Nokia G300 5G which has now leaked in full.
September 30, 2021
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Affordable Samsung Galaxy A22 4G & 5G get detailed in new leak
The Galaxy A32 5G is already an incredibly cheap 5G phone. Samsung, however, is determined to make 5G even more affordable with the upcoming Galaxy A22 5G, which has now leaked in full alongside its 4G sibling courtesy of 91Mobiles.
May 14, 2021
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Affordable Samsung Galaxy A22 5G close to launch
After we first saw the Galaxy A22 5G renders, now the phone has appeared in a TUV listing, meaning it is nearing launch. It's said to be one of the cheapest 5G phones thus far.
May 6, 2021
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After Apple rejections, FlickType gives up on popular iPhone keyboard for the blind
Reports of the app's demise are exaggerated, but iOS is going away
August 16, 2021
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Airborne antennas to address EMF concerns
Movable airborne antennas receiving cellphone signals could reduce EMF exposure while offering higher data transmission speed and using less power.
October 4, 2021
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Alexei Navalny slams Apple over 'cowardice' for removing voting app
Russia's government had determined the app was illegal and had threatened to fine Apple.
September 24, 2021
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All Apple iPhone 13 Pro color options leak, which bling would you pick?
We already did a preview of the colors that the iPhone 13 may appear in, but what about the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max colors, will there be any changes?
July 15, 2021
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All iPhone 13 models to feature LiDAR scanner, Pro models getting 1TB storage option
All four new iPhone 13 models will have a LiDAR scanner, a feature previously only available on the Pro models and a key piece of a high-quality augmented reality experience. The news comes from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives in a note to investors seen by MacRumors, and it only affirms Apple's serious intentions in AR.
June 3, 2021
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All iPhone Models Saw a Decline in the iOS 14.6 Battery Drain Test
Apple saw fit to release iOS 14.6 a week or so ago and it harms the battery life of new and older iPhone models.
May 31, 2021
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All iPhones come with one hidden app that may come in handy
Apple is known for trying to make its iOS experience as easy to navigate and foolproof as possible, with all the tools for everyday use you could think of right at your fingertips.
August 20, 2021
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Alleged iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro cases show off even bigger camera bumps
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are both expected to feature big camera upgrades that'll lead to even larger camera modules. Now, alleged iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro cases show exactly what we should expect.
July 8, 2021
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Alleged Pixel 6 Pro benchmark results very promising, single-core score more than doubles last score
It's the last day of September, which means we are weeks away from the launch of Google's next flagship smartphones, provided that the leaked announcement date is correct.
September 30, 2021
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Allstate reveals results of its 5G iPhone 13 series drop tests
Last year, insurance company Allstate found that the Apple iPhone 12 was the most durable handset it had ever tested thanks in part to the Ceramic Shield. The latter, which debuted on the 2020 iPhone line, is a glass-ceramic material developed by a partnership between Apple and Corning and delivers up to 4 times better drop resistance.
September 28, 2021
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Amazon Glow makes video calls more immersive, with projected and interactive space for kids
Anyone who has struggled to keep kids engaged with distant relatives via traditional screen interactions has certainly felt that strain during the past year and a half. Amazon announced a device Tuesday that looks to go beyond the video call and make chats interactive.
September 28, 2021
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Amazon Wooing Android Devs With AWS Credits
In an effort to expand the range of apps on offer in its Appstore, Amazon has announced the Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program which is offering not only a better revenue share, but also AWS credits.
June 17, 2021
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AMBER Alerts on your iPhone: What they are and how to manage them
Your iPhone makes sure you never miss AMBER and other kinds of emergency government alerts.
June 4, 2021
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Americans lost $29.8 billion to phone scams in the past year, study finds
The number of spam calls, the number of people losing money to them and the total amount of money lost In the past year are all record setting.
June 29, 2021
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Amid backlash, Apple will change photo-scanning plan but won't drop it completely
Apple issues vague statement promising "improvements" but still plans to scan photos.
September 3, 2021
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An Apple patent suggests future devices and AR will use gaze detection to select text input fields
We know from rumors that we won't be seeing the Apple Glass or any other Apple AR device earlier than 2022.
August 5, 2021
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An engineering student made a USB-C iPhone because Apple won’t
Seeing is believing.
October 12, 2021
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An EU report considers Apple, Amazon, Google as possible 'gatekeepers' for smart-home competition
The European Union continues on with its work to improve competition in the IT sector and this time, it has focused efforts on smart homes and IoT, singling out big tech companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon, and finding their monopoly as a potential harm to competition, reports AppleInsider.
June 10, 2021
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An iOS 15 bug could wipe your iPhone remotely, bounty hunter claims
Apple has been getting ready to release its most recent software update over the last while, namely iOS 15.1. The fourth and latest beta was released to developers yesterday (and to public testers today), and the official public launch is sure to be imminent--although we still haven't been given an exact date by Apple.
October 14, 2021
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An iPhone 8 Plus Alone Was Used to Create This Feature-Length Film
iPhone cameras continue to improve with each generation, but even the models that Apple released a few years before are still capable of making some exceptional media, especially in the hands of someone who has honed their craft for several years. A case in point is a filmmaker who used nothing but her iPhone 8 Plus to make an entire movie.
July 9, 2021
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Analyst: iPhone 13 may be a satellite phone
If the latest speculation from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is true, it means you could make calls from the mountain or do video chats while at sea -- though it may just be an emergency system
August 30, 2021
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Android 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions
Google Play Services update will soon strip unused apps of their permissions.
September 17, 2021
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Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy A11
There's been a wave of Android 11 updates landing on a bunch of Samsung smartphones and tablets, which can only be encouraging for those considering whether or not to switch to a Galaxy device.
May 14, 2021
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Android 12 adds AI and machine learning with Private Compute Core but keeps your data secure
Android 12 is bringing a new feature to strengthen the security of data used by machine learning. Jack Wallen explains Private Compute Core.
August 31, 2021
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Android 12 introduces fast notification snooze
Android 12 comes with some very useful features, one of which is the ability to snooze notifications. Jack Wallen shows you how this will work.
June 14, 2021
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Android 12 is Getting Around 1,000 New Emojis
World Emoji Day will commence in a few hours, but sadly, we will not be getting new emojis until Google releases the final version of Android 12 in the Fall later this year.
July 16, 2021
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Android 12 Material You: you will get six shapes to choose from for the Google Photos widget
Android 12's Material You design has been coming to many Google apps recently in preparation for the official Android 12 stable update release.
October 14, 2021
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Android 12 will get a new 'transformational feature', Google hints in keynote
In preparation for it, the search giant has released the full schedule and prepared premieres on YouTube for the keynotes, both of which contain little nuggets of information for us to speculate on, first spotted by XDA-Developers.
July 12, 2021
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Android 12 will let you control your phone by making faces at it (accessibility features)
Google's Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of apps that make it easier for people with disabilities to interact with Android phones and tablets.
August 16, 2021
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Android 12 will let you play games as you're downloading them
Start playing sooner than before
July 12, 2021
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Android 12 will make opening multiple Chrome windows possible for a more convenient browsing
Android 12 is the major OS update we have been eagerly awaiting, promising to bring many exciting features to the Android Experience. Now, XDA-Developers reports that the Google Chrome mobile browser will also be getting some update love from Google, in the form of a multiple-windows experience similar to the desktop one.
August 20, 2021
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Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 is now official: Here's what you need to know
Some Realme budget phones will receive the update only in the second quarter of 2022.
October 14, 2021
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Android 12's messy launch explained: Why the Pixel fell behind
Android and Google's Pixel phones aren't tied together in the way most people think they are.
October 5, 2021
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Android 12's new location settings make me want it right now
Being able to choose how precise an app can track you is the best feature to come to Android in years.
May 20, 2021
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Android 12's quietly important privacy progress
Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.
May 25, 2021
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Android '12.1' could be a big foldable-focused update
Letting Android take better advantage of big screens
September 28, 2021
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Android 12.1 tips the Google Pixel Fold interface, from taskbar to split-screen
The next Android 12.1 version number is not even officially out yet, but a deep dive in its code reveals that Google has tailored the "minor" update entirely towards useful interface features for foldable phone or maybe tablets as well.
September 28, 2021
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Android 13 Dessert Name Revealed by Google
Android 12 will launch for everyone in the coming months, and we are looking at one of the biggest overhauls to the Android as we know it.
July 27, 2021
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Android accessibility update lets you control your phone, communicate using facial gestures
The new features, called Camera Switches and Project Activate, let users navigate their devices without their hands or voice.
September 23, 2021
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Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features
Alongside new Assistant and Gboard additions
September 23, 2021
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Android app users targeted with cryptomining scams
Found on Google Play and third-party app stores, the apps discovered by Lookout stole an estimated $350,000 from more than 93,000 people.
July 8, 2021
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Android apps could become a lot safer thanks to new security measures
Google has often been criticized for the number of malicious apps lurking on the Google Play. In a bid to fix this once and for all, the company is introducing two new security measures that could result in safer Android apps.
June 29, 2021
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Android Central downloads
We've got a bunch of great ways to keep up with the latest from Android Central on your smartphone, tablet or computer -- above and beyond visiting a web page in a browser.
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Android Central readers overwhelmingly prefer late-model Samsung Galaxy phones
Probably not what you expected, is it?
July 1, 2021
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Android is finally getting this iPhone 12 feature, but better
Well this looks familiar...
July 27, 2021
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Android Jetpack Confusion As V1 Approaches
Android development seems to be in the hands of a leaderless team - or at least a team that has no idea where it is going. Google I/O is always time to announce new things, but as far as Android programmers are concerned all we get is more, and more and more.
May 20, 2021
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Android October patch fixes three critical bugs, 41 flaws in total
Google has released the Android October security updates, addressing 41 vulnerabilities, all ranging between high and critical severity.
October 5, 2021
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Android phones with the best battery life 2021
Some of the best Android phones also have the best battery life. What good is your phone if the battery dies too soon? If you use your phone hard and don't have the option to charge throughout the day, battery life is your number one priority when shopping for your next phone.
September 13, 2021
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Android Refresh Tuesdays -- AMOLED theme
Welcome to Android Refresh Tuesdays, where every Tuesday we show you how to give your Android home screen a fresh new look, based on a weekly theme.
July 20, 2021
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Android security updates: Everything you need to know
Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.
October 7, 2021
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Android Studio 4.2 Released
Although version 4.2 is considered a minor update, it still packs a host of features focused mainly on productivity, including more advanced support for GitHub pull requests.
May 7, 2021
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Android Subsystem for Windows placeholder app appears in the Microsoft Store
Microsoft Insider testers may get to try out the Android Subsystem for Windows sooner rather than later, based on the existence of a placeholder app in the Microsoft Store.
September 3, 2021
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Android users join the conversation: Clubhouse expands beyond Apple users in the US
Android users in the U.S. can now join the invite-only Clubhouse, more than a year after the social audio app debuted.
May 7, 2021
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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12
Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.
March 12, 2021
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Android versus iOS in the enterprise: IT now has a real choice
It used to be that Android couldn't get a second look in the enterprise. Now Apple's iOS has real competition.
October 4, 2021
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Android will get an answer to Apple AirTags. Here's how UWB location tech works
A new Tile tracker will use ultra wideband to pinpoint your keychain or purse. Google support should help the Tile Ultra compete with Apple's AirTags.
October 12, 2021
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Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage
Yup, you read that right. And it's as true as can be, even if Apple does everything in its power to make you forget.
September 23, 2021
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Another Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 leak: camera and displays detailed, extra S Pen info revealed
With less than three weeks left until Galaxy Unpacked, reliable leaker Evan Blass has shared some crucial Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 details that corroborate some older leaks.
July 26, 2021
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Another iPhone 13 report tips bigger batteries, same prices, more efficient A15 Bionic
At the same time, it's believed Apple will switch the circuit board design inside its iPhones from the previous rigid-flex PCB models to a newer system-in-package (SiP) with flexible PCB, a move that should save space and translate into bigger batteries.
August 12, 2021
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Another leak claims Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 will be water-resistant
Unsurprisingly, the phones will not be dust-resistant.
July 22, 2021
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Another Nord 2 5G explodes, injures a man
The Galaxy Note 7 curse lives on! This time the culprit is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G - yet another device has spontaneously caught fire and exploded inside one man's pocket, injuring him in the process.
September 10, 2021
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Another report says 5G OnePlus phone coming with MediaTek chipset
Every OnePlus smartphone since the original OnePlus One has used a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. But with an upcoming Nord smartphone, the brand is expected to adopt a MediaTek processor, and now another leak has corroborated that.
May 20, 2021
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App Store prevented $1.5bn in fraud last year, removed 150,000 spam apps
The security of Apple's App Store continues to draw attention...
May 11, 2021
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App Store spending climbs to $21B in Q3
Global app spending climbed by 15% overall
October 1, 2021
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App Store would be 'toxic' mess without control, Apple CEO says
Apple's online marketplace would become a "toxic" mess if the iPhone maker were forced to allow third-party apps without reviewing them, chief executive Tim Cook told a high-stakes trial Friday challenging the company's tight control of its platform.
May 21, 2021
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App Store xCloud row saw streaming service Shadow removed from iOS
"That was not our intention of course, it was a byproduct."
May 6, 2021
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Apple accuses Microsoft of being in league with Epic during trial
"...and the potential that Microsoft is using Epic as a proxy plaintiff in litigation that it refuses to prosecute in its own name"
May 21, 2021
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Apple adds Image Search to Spotlight in iOS 15
Apple has declared a priceless upgrade to its Spotlight search function, the original feature created to perform system-wide searches within both iOS or iPadOS devices and MacBooks.
June 9, 2021
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Apple and Google bend to Russian government pressure on voting app
Local employees reportedly faced criminal prosecution
September 17, 2021
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Apple and Google mobile ecosystem dominance under scrutiny by UK antitrust regulator
Are customers losing out or paying more due to iOS and Android ruling the mobile playing field? That's what the CMA wants to find out.
June 14, 2021
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Apple and Google seem spooked by bill requiring more app stores and sideloading
Bill would make iOS and Android more open to 3rd-party stores and sideloaded apps.
August 12, 2021
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Apple and others accused of 'anti-competitive repair restrictions' by FTC
The report found that "there is scant evidence to support manufacturers' justifications for repair restrictions."
May 7, 2021
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Apple and Visa downplay Express Transit security flaw in Apple Pay
"The Apple Pay lock screen can be bypassed for any iPhone with a Visa card set up in transit mode. The contactless limit can also be bypassed allowing unlimited EMV contactless transactions from a locked iPhone."
September 30, 2021
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Apple announces A15 Bionic chip with up to 6 core CPU and 5 core GPU
iPhone 13 Pro: A15 Bionic with 5-core GPU for Best-in-Class Performance
September 14, 2021
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Apple announces iPhone 13 in 4 flavors: mini, regular, Pro, and Pro Max
The new phones feature smaller screen notches, the faster A15, and improved cameras.
September 14, 2021
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Apple appeal hearing postponed in Russia antitrust case
Apple faces a large fine for abusing its market power with Screen Time.
July 9, 2021
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Apple appoints top software executive as new lead of Apple Car project
Besides being Apple's vice president of technology, Kevin Lynch is also known for overseeing WatchOS and all of the company's health-related software.
September 10, 2021
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Apple awards Corning $45 million to boost innovation
Apple has awarded Corning $45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Corning is famous for its Gorilla Glass which makes mobile devices more durable and longer-lasting.
May 7, 2021
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Apple boosts your privacy in 4 new ways on iOS 15: Siri, Mail and more
Get ready to wave goodbye to IP address tracking.
June 9, 2021
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Apple brought back the beloved magnifying glass for selecting text in iOS 15
A rare but very welcome reversal
June 8, 2021
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Apple CEO Tim Cook promises donation to flood-hit northern China
Nearly 2 million people have been affected by the flooding...
October 14, 2021
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Apple challenges company Traxcell over Apple Maps alleged patent infringement case
Apple is no stranger to controversies and lawsuits, with the most recent one being the legal battle between it and game maker Epic. Now, things are a bit different, and the battle is not against the 'Apple tax', but against an alleged patent infringement Apple did with the Maps app.
August 6, 2021
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Apple changes the way it will respond to legal requests after receiving subpoenas from the DOJ
Apple announced this past Friday that it is making changes to the amount of information it will release when it receives a subpoena.
June 14, 2021
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak releases video in support of right-to-repair
Steve Wozniak, the tech mastermind who worked alongside Steve Jobs to build one of the wealthiest brands in the world, has finally spoken out loud and clear about the right-to-repair movement concerning Apple.
July 8, 2021
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Apple confirms CSAM checks will be carried out on photos already in iCloud
It isn't just new photos being checked as they're uploaded.
August 10, 2021
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Apple continues talks with Apple Car suppliers as it targets 2024 production
Apple is best known for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. But rumor has it that the company could be preparing to enter the auto industry and a new report sheds some light on when the Apple Car could be released.
September 2, 2021
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Apple Continues to Use LPDDR4X RAM for iPhone 13, While Competitors Have Been Using LPDDR5 for Some Time
In many instances, Apple is usually late to adopt the latest standards, which happens for many reasons. The company waits for the technology to mature, allowing it to secure shipments from suppliers at a lower cost, which in turn allows it to attain higher margins for its products.
September 28, 2021
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Apple could pay up to $2 billion to UK users for overcharging on App Store
It seems like Apple can't take a break from the legal battles it has on its plate. A class action lawsuit was filed this week at London's Competition Appeal Tribunal regarding Apple's App Store.
May 11, 2021
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Apple could signal new coronavirus, chip shortage troubles before iPhone 13 release
The tech giant's been uncharacteristically public about its pandemic concerns, raising alarms before most anyone else.
July 26, 2021
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Apple denies Epic's request for App Store reinstatement
Since promoting its own in-app payment option for Fortnite users was the deed that resulted in the expulsion of the game and its developer, Epic Games, from the App Store, Epic has asked Apple to be reinstated.
September 10, 2021
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Apple develops system that alerts iPhone users when their screens are cracked
Apple has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the rather long title of "Electronic device display with monitoring circuitry utilizing a crack detection resistor."
August 10, 2021
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Apple enjoys 'brisk' iPhone sales in China, double-digit growth expected
"Brisk" sales were powered by the iPhone 11 and 12, including the new purple color.
May 20, 2021
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Apple expands in-app purchase capabilities in iOS 15
"StoreKit 2 introduces powerful new Swift-based APIs that make supporting in-app purchases and subscriptions easier than ever."
September 23, 2021
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Apple expected to use sensor-shift image stabilization units in all of its next-generation iPhone models
A new report from Taiwanese supply chain publication, DigiTimes Asia, suggests all of Apple's next-generation smartphones will feature sensor-shift image stabilization.
June 1, 2021
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Apple finally lets you rate its apps on the App Store
Apple's stock apps on the App Store have long been exempt from getting user reviews and ratings, unlike all the third-party applications. It seems as though those times are finally over since said apps have now been opened to criticism, and people are not holding back on it.
September 30, 2021
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Apple fires employee who complained about harassment over leak
Gjøvik said she had been preparing herself for something like this to happen...
September 10, 2021
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Apple fixes zero-day affecting iPhones and Macs, exploited in the wild
Apple has released security updates to address a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild and impacting iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
July 26, 2021
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Apple goes big with the iPhone 13: bigger camera, battery, storage, same price
After all, the 12 was the most popular among last year's crop, and there will be plenty of upgrades to the 13 series, even from 12 Pro Max owners, so what's new with the iPhone 13?
September 14, 2021
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Apple has launched a new Siri Speech Study
The study is invite-only.
August 20, 2021
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Apple highlights benefits of App Tracking Transparency in hilarious but powerful video
"App Tracking Transparency lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites."
May 20, 2021
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Apple iOS 14 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
Features and enhancements in iOS 14 include App Clips, Picture-in-Picture video mode, translation support in Siri, widgets and COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.
July 20, 2021
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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G, iPhone 11 each had leading 23% share of iOS handset sales last quarter
For the latter period, iPhone revenue jumped 65.5% year-over-year and iPad sales soared 79%. This will be the first quarterly results to include the M1 powered iPad Pro (2021) which should make for some interesting results.
July 15, 2021
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Apple iPhone 13: orders of key camera component to match entire Android market
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are expected to feature several major camera upgrades that center around the implementation of larger sensors. And in the lead-up to the launch, Apple is putting loads of pressure on its suppliers.
June 9, 2021
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Apple iPhone assemblers, expecting huge increases in production, hike recruiting bonuses for workers
Two of Apple's contract manufacturers that will be soon assembling iPhone 13 models on their respective assembly lines, are looking to recruit more workers to help build the handsets. As a result, both Foxconn and Pegatron are looking to recruit new employees to work specifically with iPhone 13 production.
June 22, 2021
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Apple iPhone users trade in their older models more than Android users do
Today, the day when Apple will unveil the iPhone 13 series, a survey conducted by research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) of 2,000 smartphone users in the states, reveals that iPhone units get traded in more frequently than Android phones.
September 14, 2021
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Apple is asking people to allow personalized ads when they open the App Store on iOS 15
The message started appearing today.
September 2, 2021
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Apple is bending over backward to appease mainland China with its engraving policy
Earlier today we told you that the iPhone has become red hot in China with Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty estimating a 79% year-over-year increase in July shipments.
August 19, 2021
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Apple is Looking to Cut iPhone 13 Orders by 10 Million Following Chip Shortages
A new report from Digitimes now suggests that "component suppliers for Apple's new iPhones have claimed no cutback in orders thus far this year." This suggests that the iPhone 13 production is still on schedule.
October 14, 2021
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Apple is shutting down Dark Sky's iOS app and website in 2022
Apple acquired the hyperlocal weather app, Dark Sky, in 2020 and, at that time, it was highly likely that it would shut down Dark Sky's apps and website in the same year. However, the company also said that there would be "no changes to Dark Sky for iOS" at that time.
June 10, 2021
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Apple launches new app that could help Siri gain on Google Assistant
Those iPhone users who would love to see improvements made to Siri will have a chance to have their feedback heard by Apple. As noted by TechCrunch, a new app has been launched called Siri Speech Study (love the alliteration) which will share with Apple voice requests made to Siri by iOS users, and other feedback.
August 20, 2021
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Apple Lets Some "Reader Apps" Bypass Its Payment System
Apple is under increasing pressure worldwide to allow developers offering apps on the App Store to use third-party payment networks. The problem that devs have is the massive cut of the profits that Apple takes, up to 30%. Apple is making a move that will make some developers happy, but those who build gaming apps won't benefit.
September 2, 2021
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Apple made the worst Android phone of 2021
Look at this terrible thing.
June 14, 2021
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Apple makes it easier for people to 'Report a Problem' in the App Store
The change appears to have been part of the iOS 15 update.
October 4, 2021
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Apple may use its own modems in 2023 iPhones, report claims
Apple's 5G chips could show up in the next couple of years.
May 7, 2021
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Apple might add a way to measure temperature with your iPhone
We all know how serious Apple is about the impact its devices have on our health. They've been consistently providing more ways for us to track our heart rate, sleep, stress, and other vital stats. Most of the technology enabling this, like the blood oxygen sensor, Apple offers only on the Apple Watch.
July 9, 2021
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Apple mostly wins in Epic Games Fortnite trial, but must ease payment rules
Apple defended its tight control over the iPhone and its App Store in one of the biggest legal fights of the digital age.
September 10, 2021
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Apple once again patents a foldable battery for its foldable iPhone
While companies like Samsung are releasing their third-generation foldable devices, Apple is yet to release a foldable iPhone. Sooner or later though, Cupertino will release a foldable device eventually (presumably sometime in 2023), and it's certain that lots of research and development is and will be invested into this future device.
September 10, 2021
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Apple patches 'actively exploited' iPhone zero-day with iOS 15.0.2 update
Tech breakdown and proof-of-concept code is already out there
October 12, 2021
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Apple patches nasty vulnerability impacting iPhones, iPads and Macs
Apple users will want to update their devices ASAP
July 27, 2021
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Apple Patent Details Method to Eliminate the Notch Entirely Using Flexible Display, More
The iPhone's notch has been the same size since its debut with the iPhone X. However, the company has been extending its efforts to reduce the notch size with the upcoming iPhone 13 series.
August 3, 2021
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Apple patents a system that would alert iPhone users when their screens are cracked
Apple's latest patent is intended for flexible displays
August 13, 2021
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Apple plans to scan US iPhones for child abuse imagery
Security researchers raise alarm over potential surveillance of personal devices.
August 5, 2021
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Apple previews tech for passwordless website sign-up using just Face ID or Touch ID
Apple is set on making things simple for its users and now, a new feature announced during a developer session will make it possible for your to sign up on websites using just Face ID or Touch ID, no passwords required, reports TNW News.
June 11, 2021
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Apple promises new iPhone 13 setting to fix macro mode switching
"A new setting will be added in a software update this fall to turn off automatic camera switching when shooting at close distances for macro photography and video"
September 21, 2021
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Apple promotes $676 per year scam ASMR slime apps in App Store
"One of them doesn't even do anything"
August 5, 2021
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Apple quietly adds an App Store feature for reporting scam apps
You have to scroll through the listing a little bit to get to the 'Report a problem' button
October 4, 2021
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Apple really, really wants you to tag your files
The coming addition of support for tags in Notes and Reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Macs suggests Apple really wants to get you tagging today.
August 23, 2021
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Apple reassures employees over child protection measures in internal memo
"We know some people have misunderstandings, and more than a few are worried about the implications, but we will continue to explain and detail the features so people understand what we've built."
August 6, 2021
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Apple refused to refund $1500 in accidental app charges
British newspaper The Guardian recently received an intriguing submission to a series dedicated to finding solutions to people's various problems. The submission was sent by "CS" from Binfield, Berkshire, and details Apple's lack of co-operation in an incident involving £1,100 (around $1500).
August 20, 2021
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Apple rejects developer's horoscope app, says App Store has enough
"We simply have enough of these types of apps on the App Store, and they are considered a form of spam"
October 8, 2021
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Apple releases a fix for a zero-day Pegasus exploit for older iPhones
You may have heard about the ongoing Pegasus hack that affected iOS. AppleInsider now reports that Apple has issues patches and updates to older versions of iOS and macOS for three zero-day vulnerabilities that were reportedly exploited by the infamous Pegasus spyware.
September 24, 2021
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Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with some Find My fixes
Apple released iOS 15.0.2 on Monday, and it has some important bug fixes, including a couple specific to Find My.
October 11, 2021
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Apple removes 1Blocker from China App Store, says it's a VPN
1Blocker's Mac app has also been ousted...
October 12, 2021
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Apple reportedly starts making orders for iPhone 13 components; production start imminent
Sources from Taiwan state Apple has now started ordering components for the iPhone 13
June 28, 2021
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Apple reportedly targeting 2023 for foldable iPhone debut
Foldables aren't going away anytime soon
May 3, 2021
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Apple reveals more details about its child safety photo scanning technologies
Apple has been the target of criticism since it revealed that it will be introducing some child safety features into its ecosystem which would allow scanning of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
August 9, 2021
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Apple rolls out huge Maps upgrade in Italy and Andorra
"Now it is easier than ever for users in Italy to find the places they love and get to where they're going even faster and easier."
September 10, 2021
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Apple says App Store review stopped $1.5B in potential fraud last year
Fortnite maker Epic Games is fighting Apple in court and says the iPhone App Store review process is a sham. Apple says no.
May 11, 2021
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Apple says Epic Games must play by the rules if it wants developer account back
"Epic has admitted to breach of contract and as of now, there's no legitimate basis for the reinstatement of their developer account."
September 10, 2021
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Apple says less than 1% of app rejections appealed by developers
And Apple rejects A LOT of apps.
May 7, 2021
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Apple says it's already scouring your emails for child abuse material
The Cupertino company has been scanning emails for the past three years
August 20, 2021
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Apple Says Its NFC Implementation on iPhone is More Secure Compared to Android, Google Refutes the Claims
Australia's parliament coined a question regarding third-party access to the iPhone's NFC chip. Apple has put its case forward, mentioning why it only provides banks and financial institutions with access to NFC on the iPhone via Apple Pay.
July 26, 2021
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Apple scales back internal health program for employees
More than 50 employees could lose their jobs...
August 19, 2021
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Apple shareholders seek huge upheaval over employee NDA agreements
It comes following a string of public employee complaints from within...
September 9, 2021
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Apple shares a security threat review for its new CSAM detection feature
Apple continues to try and set the record straight about CSAM detection.
August 13, 2021
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Apple shows interest in RISC-V chips, a competitor to iPhones' Arm tech
RISC-V chip technology could be used for tasks like AI and computer vision.
September 3, 2021
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Apple shows off macro videography in a stunning new Instagram video
Amazing work that wouldn't be possible with iPhone 12 models.
October 11, 2021
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Apple shows off photo, video capabilities of iPhone 12 in new 'Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom' ad
Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite are back with another cool 'Shot on iPhone Experiments' series video. The latest video, 'Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom,' is shot on iPhone 12 and features a spring theme.
May 7, 2021
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Apple software chief admits child protection measures have been 'widely misunderstood'
"We wish that this had come out a little more clearly..."
August 13, 2021
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Apple stock closes at new record high ahead of July earnings call
It follows bumper investment advice about the prospect of Apple's share price.
July 8, 2021
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Apple stops signing iOS 14.8: you can no longer downgrade to it
Apple has now stopped signing iOS 14.8, which means that if you have upgraded to iOS 15, you can no longer return to the previous iOS 14 version starting today, reports 9to5Mac. Now, all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models no longer have access to iOS 14.8.
October 5, 2021
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Apple supplier TSMC planning six U.S. fabs, says report
One plant in Arizona was reported last year, now there are five more.
May 4, 2021
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Apple supplier warns of production shutdown if Taiwan COVID crisis continues
An Apple supplier executive said that more vaccines were needed to avert the issue.
June 4, 2021
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Apple to bring autofocus to iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max' ultra-wide cameras, says Kuo
Reputable industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo is now giving us another piece of information on the yet-unannounced iPhone 13 series, reports MacRumors, and more specifically, this time, he's talking about the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max ultra-wide camera.
June 28, 2021
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Apple to Circumvent Samsung for Supply of "Folded" Telephoto Lens Components for 2023 iPhones
While the iPhone 13 release is right around the corner, it is never too early to begin speculating what Apple will have in store for us in the years to come.
September 2, 2021
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Apple to Delay CSAM Detection for iCloud Photos as It Aims to Make Improvements First
Just last month, Apple announced a new CSAM detection feature that would scan your iCloud photos in an attempt to introduce new child safety features. The announcement was a controversial one, and it looks like Apple has put a brake on this rollout as it aims to improve the service before releasing it.
September 3, 2021
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Apple to equip all its devices with Face ID, including Macs and the iPhone SE line
Apple will be looking to implement the Face ID biometric system anywhere it could fit, reports Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman in his fresh PowerOn newsletter edition, and even Macs, the iPhone SE line, and all iPads, would eventually get it, according to him.
July 26, 2021
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Apple to lower fee on in-app subscriptions for publishers in its News Partner Program
Apple's News Partner Program will start with a 15% commission rate.
August 26, 2021
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Apple to make iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch use easier for the disabled with these new features for 2021
The Accessibility page on the iPhone (Settings > Accessibility) offers features and options allowing those with disabilities to use the device. Those with poor vision can make the text on their iPhone larger and can define it better by using Bold print.
May 20, 2021
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Apple tops latest customer satisfaction survey; Samsung drops two places
The iPhone has consistently ranked well in customer satisfaction surveys, but now it's the turn of the iPad and MacBook, which together have helped Apple top the latest American Customer Satisfaction (ACSI) report.
September 21, 2021
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Apple unlocks ProRes video capture for iPhone 13 Pro, amazing footage ensues
The ProRes video mode that brings RAW footage to your favorite editing program was promised by Apple during the iPhone 13 series unveiling but was supposed to arrive at a later date.
October 7, 2021
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Apple Via del Corso, the first Apple Store in central Rome, opens soon
The store was supposed to open last spring.
May 14, 2021
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Apple VP acknowledges concerns about new scanning feature in internal memo
Apple unveiled the feature, aimed at preventing child exploitation, earlier this week
August 6, 2021
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Apple Wallet ID features fingerprint limit, concerns remain
"An interesting sidenote: when using a Touch ID iPhone with Apple Wallet's ID feature, you must register one and only one finger when you add your ID to your Wallet"
September 2, 2021
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Apple wants users to trust iOS, but it doesn't trust iOS users
Craig Federighi says opening up the iPhone is too dangerous
May 20, 2021
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Apple warns AirTags might not work with bitter coated replacement batteries
The long-awaited AirTag was released earlier this year, and to some, it was a surprise that you could swap the battery on your own. I mean yes, it is the logical thing to do considering the advertised year-long battery life and all, but this is Apple we are talking about here.
July 30, 2021
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Apple warns of iPhone 13 Music backup issues, offers solution
The issue also reportedly affects the new iPads.
September 24, 2021
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Apple warns: Don't mount your iPhone on a motorcycle
The vibration can affect the iPhone's ability to take clear photos.
September 13, 2021
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Apple will be betting heavily on the iPhone 13 camera features
The announcement of the iPhone 13 series is about a month away -- historically, the new iPhone event always takes place in September. And we already have some juicy leaks on what the new iPhones will offer. Here's a spoiler -- camera upgrades.
August 10, 2021
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Apple Will Introduce an Update for iPhone 13, Allowing Users to Disable Automatic Switching to Macro Photography
With a macro photography option added, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users can zoom in to a subject, allowing for the feature to automatically enable and capture some captivating images.
September 21, 2021
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Apple will likely stick to simpler battery components to keep iPhone 13 cost in check
Apple is not going to significantly revise the SLP (substrate-like PCB) mainboard design for the iPhone 13 series this year, says DigiTimes in a report that's largely centered on the PCB supply chain.
June 24, 2021
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Apple working on under-screen Face ID for iPhone 14, but it could be delayed: analyst
With less than a week left until Apple announces the iPhone 13 series, attention has turned to the iPhone 14. Yesterday we received our first look at Apple's 2022 devices courtesy of Jon Prosser and now one analyst has corroborated some details.
September 9, 2021
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Apple-approved photo service Motif unveils new photo canvas prints
"Motif is out to show that photos are back in season."
July 15, 2021
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Apple's 5G iPhone 12 helps set new smartphone shipment record in Japan
Apple has dominated the Japanese smartphone market for the past decade, but the recent iPhone 12 launch has proven so successful that it recently helped set an all-time shipment record.
May 20, 2021
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Apple's 5G iPhone 12 mini can now be yours for free without having to trade anything in
Given how unpopular the 5G-enabled iPhone 12 mini has proven essentially right off the bat, it's frankly amazing that it's taken so long for one of the top three US wireless service providers to launch the first truly great deal on Apple's compact 2020 powerhouse.
May 13, 2021
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Apple's App Store changes are only a start. But how will it all end?
Bigger changes might be on the way--but what will they look like?
September 7, 2021
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Apple's App Store generates $41.5 billion in spending in first half of 2021, says Sensor Tower
That's up 22% from the same time last year!
June 29, 2021
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Apple's App Store 'rife with child safety problems,' claims report
"The results undermine Apple's promise that its App Store is a "safe place for kids" and that it rejects apps that are "over the line -- especially when it puts children at risk."
August 26, 2021
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Apple's botched CSAM plan shows need for digital rights
Apple's failed communication round its CSAM plan shows why we need an international bill of human digital rights.
August 13, 2021
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Apple's child-abuse-scanning tech: open letter opposes the policy, Apple addresses concerns officially
A few days ago, Apple announced a new system it will implement on iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers with the OS updates in the fall, that will scan your iCloud photos for child abuse materials.
August 10, 2021
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Apple's CSAM scanning could be very dangerous, say researchers
A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced that it would be implementing a new measure across all iCloud-enabled iPhones to help catch predators in possession of photos containing child sexual abuse. This has long been a prevalent issue in our society, unfortunately, and there is only so much we have been able to do to fight against it.
August 20, 2021
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Apple's first USB-C iPhone could be the iPhone 16
It's happening, Apple may be forced into to the USB-C era kicking and screaming indeed. This Thursday, September 23, the European Commission will announce a legislative proposal for a common charging standard on all electronic devices, claims one EC official for Politico.
September 21, 2021
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Apple's fraud chief knew it had a child porn problem, messages reveal
"Our priorities are the inverse. Which is why we are the greatest platform for distributing child porn, etc"
August 20, 2021
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Apple's Indian sales skyrocketed in Q1 thanks to online store
Apple is now the fifth-largest computer brand in India. The company has also seen a significant increase in iPhone and iPad sales.
June 28, 2021
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Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max to come with 1TB of storage, report says
Apple will reportedly ditch the 64GB storage option previously offered for the iPhone 12.
September 13, 2021
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Apple's iPhone 13 Series Screen Power, Battery Life Report - Long Lasting Devices
Following our last week's preview into the new iPhone 13 series' A15 chip, which impressed us tremendously due to its efficiency gains, we promised next to have a closer look at the new phone's battery life and how the new display generation and screen efficiency ties in with the SoC efficiency and increased battery capacities this generation.
October 11, 2021
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Apple's iPhone computer vision has the potential to preserve privacy but also break it completely
Cupertino can see things you people wouldn't believe
August 16, 2021
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Apple's iPhones could reportedly be your own personal psychologists real soon
Apple is reportedly working on a set of new projects under which the Cupertino-based company is developing new technologies which will help it detect stress, depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline.
September 21, 2021
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Apple's Latest Shot on iPhone Video Demonstrates Fimmaking Techniques on iPhone 12
Apple's iPhone 12 was launched last year and the devices have been a huge hit given how amazing the new design is and the number of other upgrades that it received. The camera setup on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models is astonishing especially the video recording aspect.
July 26, 2021
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Apple's new patent will allow you to blow on an iPhone or Apple Watch to control them
Those of you old enough to remember Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, a variety show that ran on NBC from January 1968 to March 1973, might recall cast member Lilly Tomlin's catchphrase "Blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere." Soon, the Apple Watch or an iPhone might allow you to blow on it and have the action register as an input.
August 24, 2021
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Apple's new privacy ad imagines Thanos-snapping your stalkers out of existence
App Tracking Transparency, if the ad trackers were people
May 20, 2021
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Apple's New Shot on iPhone 12 Video Teaches Users How to Create a Masterpiece
Today, Apple has seen fit to share a new video ad on Youtube that shows off the iPhone 12's camera capabilities. The new video ad is part of Apple's ongoing 'Shot on iPhone' campaign.
May 6, 2021
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Apple's next iPhone mirrors last year's, adds more storage
Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic.
September 14, 2021
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Apple's Night Shift is no match for the complexities of sleep
Sleep hygiene is more than simple phone features
May 6, 2021
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Apple's plan to scan US iPhones raises privacy red flags
Once you scan for one thing, you can scan for anything.
August 6, 2021
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Apple's relationship with China 'extremely alarming', says congressmen
"We write to urge Apple to reassess its business practices in China and with the Chinese government."
May 21, 2021
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Apple's Sealing Sticker Tabs Confirm "iPhone 13" Name for Upcoming Flagships
We are expecting the company to announce the iPad mini 6, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3, and most of all the iPhone 13 series. While the flagship smartphones were considered an 'S' upgrade, it seems the company will simply go ahead with the simplistic "iPhone 13" name.
August 26, 2021
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Apple's seven-minute tour shows off what's new in the iPhone 13
If you need a refresher
September 17, 2021
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Apple's third-gen iPhone SE with A14 Bionic and 5G expected in the first half of 2022
The third-gen iPhone SE could be the cheapest 5G iPhone yet
July 19, 2021
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Apple, Google & Microsoft Have Teamed up to Block the Right-to-Repair Law
The Right to Repair legislation in the United States will force tech companies like Apple and others to make repairs of their devices easier and, by extension, more affordable.
May 20, 2021
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Apple, Samsung launch special trade-in programs to court LG smartphone users
Apple has come up with a strategy to pick up market share from LG after its impending exit from the market. Per the Yonhap news agency, Apple will offer a special trade-in program to LG users in South Korea.
May 28, 2021
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Apple, why can't we set more default apps besides email and browsers?
iOS 14 let us finally change our default email and web browser app, but what about everything else?
August 13, 2021
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AppleCare+ FAQ: What you need to know about Apple's extended warranty
What AppleCare+ costs, what it covers, and answers to all your other questions.
June 18, 2021
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AR: Shaping the Next Decade of Fintech
Augmented reality is already becoming more commonplace by the day. Via smartphones, AR is already widely accessible throughout the world of gaming, entertainment, and even finance-based consumer applications.
June 4, 2021
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ArcGIS Field Maps + iPhones herald the emerging digital enterprise
The availability of powerful geospatial apps like ArcGIS Field Maps on iPhones and iPads has implications that go far beyond mapping.
July 9, 2021
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Arm has another 'most powerful CPU to date' -- this time, the 64-bit-only Cortex-X2 for laptops and smartphones
Processor core among raft of designs for upcoming devices
May 25, 2021
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Аre the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 waterproof?
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are finally here. The new Samsung foldable phones were announced at the company's Unpacked event yesterday. We already know about the new phones' cameras, design, and specs.
August 12, 2021
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As US smartphone ownership climbs higher, 15% of adults are now mobile-only
Smartphones are more accessible than ever and owning one in the age of 5G makes using the internet a lot easier. So much so that a growing number of people rely solely on their smartphones to access the internet.
June 4, 2021
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ASUS Announces ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro With Snapdragon 888 Plus, Higher Touch Response Rate, More
Shortly after the ROG Phone 5, ASUS has introduced beefed-up versions called the ROG Phone 5s and the ROG Phone 5s Pro. One of the biggest changes is that both models feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC.
August 16, 2021
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ASUS Announces "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" - A Real Product, or Just A Marketing Showcase?
The "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders", or let's just call it the SSI from here on, is a product of the collaboration between Qualcomm and ASUS -- though here things become a bit complex and unintuitive, as Qualcomm strictly refers to the SSI as being a product strictly designed and made by ASUS.
July 8, 2021
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Asus has an even faster 5G ROG Phone 5s with Snapdragon 888 Plus in the works
Asus is no stranger to releasing special or limited editions of its hardcore gaming-friendly ROG Phones, but according to a reasonably dependable Twitter tipster, the company is working on something a little different undoubtedly set to see daylight relatively soon.
August 10, 2021
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ASUS Launches Zenfone 8 in US
The ZenFone 8 is a bit unusual in the market as it is trying to fit itself in the niche of a small flagship device -- at least in terms of performance.
July 2, 2021
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ASUS' new ROG Phone 5S Pro has a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, 18GB of RAM
The phone touts a touch latency of just 24.0ms.
August 16, 2021
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Asus ZenFone 8 is now available in the US
The Asus ZenFone 8 is a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of LPDDR5 memory, and a 5.92 inch, 2400 x 1080 pixel display, which is what passes for a relatively small screen these days. It's also an AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
June 29, 2021
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AT&T 3G network shutdown: Will your phone still work or do you need a new one
3G networks across the US are going to shut down sooner or later. In fact, the process has been delayed due to miscommunication issues, while carriers have been trying to get the word out - some people will need to upgrade their old device.
May 28, 2021
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AT&T Has Updated Unlimited Elite Plan with 4K Streaming and More
AT&T has decided to update its high-end Unlimited Elite plan on Monday; the company has done so by increasing the amount of mobile high-speed and hotspot data that subscribers can use while also streaming 4K on their phones, both 4G and 5G.
July 12, 2021
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AT&T maintains narrow 5G speed lead, but T-Mobile is catching up: RootMetrics
RootMetrics measures mobile network performance by testing the 125 most populated metros in the U.S. every six months and with its June 5G scorecard, 85 markets have been tested. RootMetrics tests not only speed but availability and reliability to give users an idea of how well each network performs.
June 14, 2021
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AT&T reportedly kicks off Android 11 rollout for its Motorola Razr 5G
Unlike Samsung's foldable smartphones, which have caught on relatively quickly after a shoddy commercial debut back in 2019, the reimagined Motorola Razr and Razr 5G have been largely met with condescending looks and ironic smiles.
July 20, 2021
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AT&T routes POTS traffic through the cloud
Businesses using "plain old telephone service" to run critical services can now use the cloud to improve security and quality.
October 4, 2021
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AT&T tops earnings estimate as phone customers rush back
It's a reversal from a year ago, when phone customers were leaving for competitors. The company also added 2.8 million HBO and HBO Max subscribers.
July 20, 2021
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AT&T Unlimited Elite gets a free upgrade with truly unlimited data and 4K streaming
AT&T announced that it is upgrading its most expensive Unlimited Elite plan to include completely unlimited data and more hotspot data.
July 12, 2021
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AT&T versus Mint Mobile: Which is right for you?
Both AT&T and Mint Mobile offer customers great service and coverage, making it tough to pick between the two. AT&T is one of the big three carriers in the U.S., while Mint Mobile is an MVNO on T-Mobile's network.
July 9, 2021
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AT&T will let unlimited-data customers pay more to avoid the slow lane
AT&T says users can soon "stay in the fast lane" on its priciest unlimited plan.
July 13, 2021
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AT&T's most affordable 5G smartphone yet starts at an incredibly low price
Ma Bell's website is relatively light on information for now, so it's not entirely clear if that price tag is good for both new and existing subscribers and under what conditions.
September 10, 2021
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Australia mulls legislation for Apple's App Store
"It is likely, however, that upfront rules and regulation may be needed to achieve these objectives"
August 19, 2021
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Australian bank chief ridicules Apple pro-competition claims
"The ... claim that Apple is pro-competition, I think, is a fair statement, as long as one accepts that competition is welcome as long as no one can compete with Apple"
September 23, 2021
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Award-Winning Director Joe Wright Partners With Samsung to Unveil a New Film Captured on Galaxy S21 Ultra
Aimed at inspiring budding creators to bring their own stories to life, Filmed #withGalaxy is a new content series featuring films from the world's best directors
October 11, 2021
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Balking AMD's Claims, Nvidia Says Smartphones Aren't Ready for Ray Tracing
Jensen Huang weighs in on ray tracing smartphones.
June 4, 2021
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Be super powered with Spigen for the iPhone 13 series release
The iPhone 13 series has finally been announced and -- as expected -- they also feature the MagSafe technology that has been introduced with the iPhone 12. MagSafe basically means that your iPhone has an array of magnets on its back, which allow for accessories that can attach to them quickly and accurately.
September 17, 2021
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Beatstar is THE new mobile rhythm game for Android that you need to try
Beautifully produced gameplay meets fully licensed music in this sleek mobile rhythm game.
September 24, 2021
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Behind the Scenes of How Samsung Tests the Galaxy Z Fold3 | Flip3 5G
Users around the world are raving about Samsung’s latest revolutionary foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold3 | Flip3 5G, particularly on their groundbreaking form factors.
October 12, 2021
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Behold the biggest Google Pixel 6 leak yet
Predictably enough, Blass is now here to reveal some of those carefully concealed secrets, attracting a little bit of media attention with the kind of huge leak that would've completely broken the internet any other year.
October 7, 2021
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Behold the future of Samsung's foldable displays, it pops
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is already on sale, ushering in a new era of foldable phones with stylus support and under-display camera that may all but kill the small tablet niche.
September 9, 2021
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Benchmark entry corroborates leaks the OnePlus Nord 2 will come with Dimensity 1200 chipset
This entry corroborates recent leaks and rumors that the Nord 2 will be the first OnePlus smartphone that will come without a Snapdragon processor, but instead, with a MediaTek one.
June 28, 2021
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Best Chinese Android smartphones - updated July 2021
Things made in China often carry a bad rep: after all, being affordable is almost always given as their first and foremost virtue.
July 26, 2021
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Best flash drives for backing up your iPhone 2021
If you're looking to save some space, add some new music to your device, or plan to move a large file, having a flash drive that works with your iPhone is great.
May 21, 2021
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Best Free Android VPN Apps in 2021
If you're running an Android phone or tablet and want the anonymity, security, and geo-restriction freedom that a VPN can offer, you've come to the right place to find the best free Android VPN app for you.
July 15, 2021
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Best iPad 10.2-inch cases 2021
The 2021 10.2-inch iPad features the new faster A13 Bionic chip, a retina display, and ships with iPadOS 15, making it one of the best entry-level iPads we've seen.
October 1, 2021
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Best iPhone 12 battery cases 2021
The iPhone 12 boasts an impressive battery life of about eight hours, but if you're traveling, camping, or doing overtime at work, you may need to increase that battery life to get through those really long days.
May 25, 2021
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Best microSD cards for Samsung Galaxy S20 in 2021
Samsung starts the Samsung Galaxy S20 off with 128GB of memory. Still, if you like to download movies for trips like me or are just an absolute shutterbug that needs to capture literally every moment of your or your kid's life, you'll probably want to invest in a microSD card.
August 10, 2021
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Best phones for $300 or less: Galaxy A50, A32, Moto G Stylus and more
If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top four picks for 2021 so far.
September 3, 2021
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Best phones for Visible 2021
When it first launched in May 2018, Visible made a significant mark on the carrier space since $40 a month for unlimited everything on Verizon sounds too good to be true.
October 1, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors 2021
There are a few key things to be aware of when it comes to finding the best Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors.
August 5, 2021
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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 screen protectors 2021
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has some really great improvements over the 2020 model. It's definitely an exciting device, from the larger external display to the new material protecting the internal display.
August 19, 2021
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Best Stylus for Android Phones and Tablets 2021
The best tablets and large-screened smartphones are designed for you to use your fingers to navigate menus and screens, type, select, and more.
May 6, 2021
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Best weather apps for Android 2021
Check to see if you need an umbrella
September 20, 2021
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Best wireless charging pads for iPhone 2021
If you have an iPhone that supports Qi charging (iPhone 8 or newer), you might consider one of these wireless iPhone charging pads to go along with it.
September 6, 2021
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Best Xiaomi phones 2021
The best Xiaomi phones offer incredible value on a budget and often set the standard for the category.
August 5, 2021
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Better Than Bold: The Tailored Designs of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3
With the introduction of their Galaxy Z series, Samsung Electronics redefined the smartphone experience. By merit of the devices' innovative form factor, the Z series has expanded the ways a smartphone can be used, thus transforming the daily lives of users who are able to fold, unfold and even place their device upright.
August 13, 2021
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Big Fairphone 4 5G leak reveals revamped design, internal upgrades
Dutch brand Fairphone has been creating sustainable smartphones for almost a decade and its newest model -- the Fairphone 4 5G -- has leaked in full ahead of its official announcement later this week.
September 28, 2021
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Billions of Android devices have been exposed to hacks through Bluetooth
Over a billion Android and Windows device users around the world have been discovered compromised by a new vulnerability. This particular weakness has been found in the Bluetooth chip firmware produced by a variety of SoC vendors, among which are Qualcomm, Silicon Labs, Intel, and others.
September 7, 2021
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Bixby is still alive - new update brings improvements, refined experience
Samsung just refuses to give up on its digital assistant - Bixby. Even though people rarely use it and often search for ways to reconfigure the Bixby button on their Galaxy device, the Korean company keeps on updating Bixby.
July 8, 2021
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Blackview A100: affordable excellence
Affordable smartphones always carry a stigma with them: one expects cut corners, sluggish performance, and a sub-par camera. Well, in comes Blackview A100 to crush those stereotypes.
July 8, 2021
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Blackview BL5000 -- world's first 5G rugged gaming smartphone
If searching for a gaming phone or a rugged phone, there are numerous brands available from the best to the most affordable. But what if you are after a gaming rugged phone?
August 2, 2021
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Blame Apple and Google for the Pegasus phone hacks, say Telegram and WhatsApp chiefs
The creators of two of the most prominent messaging apps - Telegram and WhatsApp - have both independently commented that NSO Group's Pegasus phone hacking software is a real and present danger to all of us, as both have have had a nasty experience with such phone surveillance software.
July 26, 2021
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Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Phones
Bluetooth Wireless Phones. Nokia 3650 Wireless Phone from T-Mobile. Want to do it without the phone and the Pocket PC ever touching? Bluetooth is the answer.
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Bluetooth for Palm
A Bluetooth protocol stack that enables programmers to easily develop Bluetooth applications for the Palm OS. IBM, what is Bluetooth Stack for Palm?
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Blurred vision - how smartphone image processing bends our reality
It's a hot summer day in the office. You let procrastination take over and start planning your perfect vacation. You browse through your friends' Facebook profiles basking in all the amazing colors of those amazing places - lagoons, teal as your childhood dreams, palms, greener than your neighbor's lawn, and cocktails so bright that you can almost feel the vitamins (khm, alcohol) sipping through the image.
August 2, 2021
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BOE given a conditional approval to supply AMOLED displays to Apple's iPhone devices
According to reports from Korea, Apple has given BOE a "conditional approval" for iPhone panel supply. BOE hasn't been able to meet 100% of Apple's requirements, but it is now given time to fix these issues, and may be able to become a supplier to Apple if all goes well.
September 17, 2021
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Brazilian iPhone thieves reveal trick to 'hack' devices with shocking ease
"I can unlock all iPhone models"
July 8, 2021
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This site offers the latest News, Reviews, Information and Prices and Discussion on handhelds and smartphones of all kinds. to find a mobile device you are interested in, use our Mobile Device Search feature in the right column.
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BT jittery about Cellnex snapping up UK mobile tower assets
Brit telco says buyout will mean less competition, higher prices, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria
September 23, 2021
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Budget-friendly Motorola Moto G Pure is here with a two-day battery life
Motorola just announced a new affordable device called the Moto G Pure. The new phone offers a big display and a large battery. It also comes at a very appealing price.
October 7, 2021
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Building High Performance WebSockets on Android
Building high performance, real-time applications on mobile devices comes with a unique set of challenges.
August 12, 2021
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Buying a foldable phone is a terrible investment right now
Samsung has fixed the Galaxy Fold, but now the Mate X release is in troubleFoldable phones are a bit of a cult thing right now: some people really swear by them and confess to their life-changing properties, while another group, a much larger one has so far reacted with a collective shrug.
September 23, 2021
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By 2025, half of the world's smartphone sales could consist of 5G enabled handsets
According to a report disseminated today by Juniper Research, when 2025 comes around, 5G smartphone sales will make up 50% of handset revenue. This year, Juniper forecasts revenue of 5G phone sales to reach $108 billion with these sales more than tripling by 2025 to reach $337 billion.
August 16, 2021
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Calling people on Microsoft Teams for iOS is about to get easier and quicker
Microsoft's roadmap entry about speed dialing through Teams is vague, but the feature should help speed up calling.
May 25, 2021
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Camera app: The ultimate guide
How do you use the built-in Camera app for iPhone and iPad to take amazing photos, panoramas, bursts, time-lapses, videos, slo-mos, and more?
July 29, 2021
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Canceled LG Velvet 2 Pro leaks one last time alongside Stylo 7, K35, and K33
The news about LG quitting the smartphone business was upsetting to many, to say the least. The Korean company exited the market after years of losses with every smartphone it released, and that's a shame because there were some very interesting LG phones released over the years.
June 17, 2021
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Can Google finally kill tired camera islands with the Pixel 6?
Google is gearing up to introduce the "deep technological investments" it has concocted for its upcoming Pixel 6 line in the fall but the custom Whitechapel processor that is meant by those will be just a side show for the Pixel 6's most defining feature - its camera set.
July 29, 2021
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Can you use a third-party screen protector on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3?
When folding phones started to become a reality, tech fans got super excited at the prospect of getting a larger display in a more portable form factor. Samsung has been leading this charge, and the new Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the latest in that line of devices, along with the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
August 19, 2021
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Canonical launches new cloud service to aid Android app development
Creating the code for an Android app is only part of the job, you also need to consider mobile app management and mobile device virtualization as well as testing.
September 7, 2021
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Check out how many hours people need to work in each country to afford the iPhone 13: research
The research comes from Money SuperMarket and shows how many days people in different countries need to work so they can buy an iPhone 13 with 128GB of storage in their market.
September 23, 2021
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Check out how Oppo's phone with a wrap-around display could have looked like
Back in 2019, Xiaomi released the wrapped display Mi Mix Alpha with an insane price tag of almost $3,000. It was a visually striking phone, but did it add meaningful functionality beyond just looking pretty and costing a lot?
June 28, 2021
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Check out Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 5G in glorious technicolor
But mobile leaking legend Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, is back to doing what he does best, beating Jon Prosser to the punch by revealing the undoubtedly legit designs of the upcoming 5G-enabled Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in two gloriously high-quality press images.
June 24, 2021
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Check out the colorful Galaxy S21 FE 5G in this leaked marketing render
Despite being delayed until October and limited to the US and Europe, Samsung seems to have prepared marketing material for the Galaxy S21 FE. One of those assets has now leaked months before the announcement.
July 1, 2021
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Check out the dedicated Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition in the flesh
Despite all the controversies surrounding the Olympic Games in Tokyo - the Japanese don't want them for fear of disease spread, the Olympics Committee insists because of the TV rights money and so on - Samsung still went ahead and made a Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition, as is its customary thing as an official sponsor several games in a row.
June 24, 2021
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Check out the first Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G deal with no strings attached
Just around two and a half years after Samsung's first (unsuccessful) attempt at releasing the original Galaxy Fold, it looks like foldable smartphones are already becoming mainstream, going down in price, up in innovation and sophistication, as well as getting a much bigger retail push than ever before.
August 30, 2021
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Check out the design and some of the specs of the next big budget Motorola phone
Just in case Motorola's low to mid-end product portfolio was not expansive (and confusing) enough, it looks like the company is gearing up to unveil yet another undoubtedly ultra-affordable handset.
October 1, 2021
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Check out these canceled OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro 5G colors
The vanilla OnePlus 9 is sold in three eye-catching colors -- Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black. The premium OnePlus 9 Pro, on the other hand, is available in three more sophisticated finishes -- Morning Mist, Forest Green, and Stellar Black.
May 4, 2021
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Check out this leaked OnePlus Nord 2 front render; OP Head of Product gives info about Nord 2's software
As OnePlus is now teasing the upcoming on July 22 (to Europe and India) budget-friendly OnePlus Nord 2, 91Mobiles has released a front render of the phone, displaying its slim bezels and tiny punch-hole camera. On the other hand, OnePlus' Head of Product has given us a hint of what to expect from the OS the new phone will rock.
July 13, 2021
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Check out the OnePlus Nord 2 5G in Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Crimson Red
A week after marketing images of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G's front panel emerged online, new renders showcase the upcoming budget 5G phone in three colors ahead of the official announcement later this week.
July 19, 2021
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China doesn't want kids to play games at night, resorts to face scans
And now, as if taken straight out of a Black Mirror episode, a new system called "Midnight Patrol" has been put into action to enforce the law on young smartphone gamers.
July 8, 2021
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China's SMIC slaps TSMC in the face with a glove
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited is arguably the most important company in the world. The foundry produces cutting-edge chips for top tech firms such as Apple, Mediatek, AMD, and others. TSMC and Samsung Foundry are currently turning out components using their 5nm process nodes.
September 3, 2021
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Chinese iPhone users angry about Siri Olympic medals gaffe
It was actually just a glitch caused because the U.S. and China had the same number of gold medals at the time...
July 30, 2021
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Chipsets for U.S. Galaxy S22 series to be made by Samsung using 4nm process node
The iPhone 12 series and the iPad Air (2020) were among the first devices to sport 5nm chips. We expect to see chips made using the 4nm process node to hit the market during the end of 2021 and the start of 2022 delivering more powerful and energy-efficient components.
August 16, 2021
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Clips and iMovie have been Updated to Fully Support iPhone 13 Cinematic Video Mode
Apple has pushed out an update to both iMovie and Clips apps for iPhone and iPad. It now fully supports the iPhone 13's new Cinematic movie mode.
September 21, 2021
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Clubhouse in a conflict zone: Afghans confront Taliban on audio app
As war rages across the countryside, young Afghans are plugging in their earphones and logging into audio-based app Clubhouse to argue with the Taliban and pitch counter-offensive tactics.
July 16, 2021
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Clubhouse launches 'Wave,' a new way to pull friends into audio chats
Invites with a waving hand emoji
September 23, 2021
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Clubhouse was downloaded fewer than 930,000 times in April
It seems people who want it, already have it.
May 4, 2021
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ColorOS 12 launches globally rolling out on the OPPO Find X3 Pro 5G
Today OPPO officially announced the ColorOS 12 globally and began rolling out the new operating system on its flagship OPPO Find X3 Pro 5G phone.
October 11, 2021
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Colts owner Jim Irsay scoops signed Steve Jobs Apple II manual for $787k
"Your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world! steven jobs, 1980."
August 20, 2021
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Compared to Google Assistant, Siri scored very poorly in a recent test
If you've had the pleasure of using Google Assistant on Android or iOS/iPadOS, Siri on iOS and iPadOS, and Alexa on the various platforms it supports, you probably don't need to be told that Google Assistant is the best of the trio. Siri-ously, Apple has a lot of hard work ahead of it if it wants its digital helper to be as intelligent and as helpful as Assistant is.
May 3, 2021
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Complete iPhone 13 Pro Teardown Shows How Apple Reduced Face ID Camera, but Third-Party Repairs Will Be Discouraged
The detailed teardown of the iPhone 13 Pro from iFixit is finally here, giving you a look at what Apple has changed on the inside. We also get a look at how the Face ID camera was shrunk, but other areas of the flagship smartphone make things difficult for third-party repairs.
September 28, 2021
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Computer scientists who built a CSAM system warn Apple not to use the technology
"The company insists reservations about the system are rooted in "misunderstandings." We disagree."
August 20, 2021
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Contaminated gas may have impacted iPhone 13 chip production
Apple's proactive procurement policy has kept it largely immune from the global shortage but a recent incident at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) shows that planning can only go so far.
July 30, 2021
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Continuity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide
Continuity consists of a lot of different iPhone, iPad, and Mac features that work in conjunction with each other. Our guide shows you where to get started.
July 27, 2021
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Controversial WhatsApp Terms of Service Could Be Optional Soon
Remember the controversial terms of service that WhatsApp introduced earlier this year? For those who do not remember, the terms of service would mandate users to share their data with Facebook. Not accepting would have resulted in the functionality of the app being crippled, and this caused an outrage, to be honest.
August 30, 2021
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Corning's new DX and DX+ glass composite materials plan to improve smartphone cameras, starting with Samsung
Corning has developed a new glass composite material that it claims will both reduce scratching and improve light transmission for smartphone camera systems.
July 20, 2021
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Dark Mode is finally coming to Google Maps on iOS
Google Maps for iOS is getting some love over the last couple of months.
August 3, 2021
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Dark mode rolling out to Microsoft's Office app for Android
The Office app on Android is the latest app from Microsoft to join the dark mode party.
May 21, 2021
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Dear app developers, this is why we delete your apps
In the smartphone world, there are millions and gajillions of apps that do all sorts of different things. Fitness trackers, note takers, compasses, video and photo editors, games, ebook readers, weather reports, and so many many more.
July 19, 2021
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Delayed upgrades to 5G expected to drive iPhone supercycle past 2022
In the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, yesterday was the longest day of the year. So now, as the days get shorter, it can only mean one thing to iPhone fans: the unveiling of the 2021 handsets are approximately less than three months away.
June 21, 2021
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Developers aren't impressed with Apple's App Store changes
Apple announced several changes to its App Store terms but developers don't think they go far enough.
August 27, 2021
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Did Apple's iPhone 13 'Cinematic Mode' just revolutionize mobile cinematography?
Apple has just announced its iPhone 13 lineup, and one of the stand out features is the new 'Cinematic Mode'. On the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models, Cinematic Mode allows you to adjust the aperture, or f-stop, to change the depth-of-field effect after you've shot your video. It also allows you change what's in focus, or rack focus from one s
September 14, 2021
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Digital rights organization warns of iPhone photo scanning issues
"Apple is planning to build a backdoor into its data storage system and its messaging system."
August 6, 2021
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Digitimes: Suppliers gearing up for huge iPhone 13 5G upgrade
60% of iPhone 13 models will offer mmWave 5G, a huge increase on last year.
August 13, 2021
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Disabled people can now use Android phones with face gestures
People with disabilities can use their Android powered smartphones with a smile or tilt of their head.
September 23, 2021
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Dish gains a new supporter so it can better compete with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in the 5G race
As the Sprint / T-Mobile merger completed last year, it was looking as if Dish was going to take Sprint's place and be the fourth major network to compete with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mo. Now, it gains an unlikely supporter in the face of the group Public Knowledge, which was initially against the merger.
July 12, 2021
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Dish's first phone of its own is the Celero5G for Boost Mobile
After acquiring Boost Mobile as part of the Sprint and T-Mobile merger in 2020 and snapping up Republic Wireless for its 5G network earlier this year, Dish is finally ready to turn Boost Mobile into the fourth wireless carrier that the FCC envisioned.
September 30, 2021
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Directfix.com
offers replacement parts and accessories for the Palm.
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Do you know how to screen share on your mobile device?
To say the world changed after the COVID-19 pandemic struck would be no overstatement. Our homes became our offices, and despite the initial uncertainty, we quickly adapted to the new work environment.
June 29, 2021
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Do you miss small phones?
Chatting with the AC forums.
May 7, 2021
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Do you need a Facebook account to use WhatsApp?
Best Answer: No. You do not need a Facebook account to make a WhatsApp account. Though WhatsApp is a subsidiary of Facebook, the two are completely unrelated and function separately for the most part.
May 20, 2021
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Do you prefer fingerprint scanners, PIN codes, or facial recognition to unlock your phone?
Chatting with the AC forums.
May 3, 2021
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Do you use Back Tap on your iPhone?
One year ago, Apple unveiled iOS 14 and one of the most hyped features was a tiny accessibility trick that allowed you to double or triple tap the back of your iPhone to do a custom action like take a screenshot, scroll down a webpage, lock your screen, turn on Siri, or whatever you set it to do with various other shortcuts available.
June 3, 2021
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Doctor uses 5G iPhone 13 Pro's Macro mode to examine patients' eyes
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the first handsets delivered by Apple that have the ability to shoot Macro photos. These are photos that are snapped just two centimeters away from the subject or closer.
September 30, 2021
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DoDonPachi Resurrection HD+ blasts onto iPhone and iPad via Apple Arcade
A classic returns to the App Store.
August 27, 2021
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Does dark mode really result in better phone battery life? Yes, in this scenario...
It's become a staple in best phone battery life tip roundups - use Dark Mode for the interface if available - as OLED displays consume the most energy when showing white, and none when showing black, as the diodes are completely turned off then.
August 2, 2021
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Does my iPhone support AirTags?
Apple's AirTags are the new craze in tiny accessories that can make a difference in your life. Just like the Tile tags before them and Samsung's recently-released Galaxy SmartTags, AirTags can be attached to your stuff to help you track it and -- hopefully -- find it if lost.
May 17, 2021
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Does PUBG: New State have controller support on Android?
Best Answer: There's no word on controller support yet, but because PUBG Mobile doesn't natively support controllers, it's safe to bet that PUBG: New State will do the same.
July 8, 2021
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Does Tello support 5G?
Best Answer: Yes, Tello uses the T-Mobile network for its customers, including LTE and 5G support. All Tello plans come with 5G support, but you may need to upgrade your phone to use it.
September 13, 2021
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Does Ultra Mobile support Wi-Fi calling?
Best Answer: Yes, Ultra Mobile supports Wi-Fi calling. As long as you have access to Wi-Fi and a device that supports Wi-Fi calling, you can talk and text without having to rely on Ultra's coverage.
May 21, 2021
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DOJ letter tells Dish and T-Mobile to figure out CDMA customer migration, or else
The Department of Justice isn't letting either party off the hook
August 10, 2021
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Don't forget that iPhone 13 Pro does macro videography, too
Sure it's great at taking close-up photos, but don't forget it does video as well.
October 12, 2021
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Doogee's rugged S97 Pro packs an 8,500mAh battery and a laser rangefinder
Retailing through AliExpress with a promotional launch price of $199
June 22, 2021
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Download and Install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Without Losing Files or Settings
This tutorial highlights the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 over the air download method for iPhone and iPad. You won't lose your files or settings after installation.
September 20, 2021
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Download the New iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Wallpapers Right Now
You can now go right ahead and download the brand new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro wallpapers for any device you may have.
September 14, 2021
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Dress Up Your New Apple iPhone, iPad, and Watch With Some of These Accessories
Save on the MagSafe charger, iPhone cases, watch bands, and more
September 21, 2021
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Dual under-display fingerprint sensor tipped for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 didn't arrive with a under-display fingerprint scanner, next year's Galaxy Z Fold 4 might arrive with a rather intriguing fingerprint sensor.
October 11, 2021
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Duolingo adds a family plan and new ways to learn non-Latin characters
New games and exercises to help teach Korean, Hindi, and more
August 20, 2021
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DxOMark's new battery benchmark ranks phones for how juicy they are
The Samsung Galaxy M51 takes the top spot
May 7, 2021
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Miscellaneous - E

e/OS review: Privacy-focused Android without Google
Ithink many of us would agree that protecting our data and personal privacy is important, especially in this ever-connected world that we share.
August 6, 2021
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EE adds AppleCare to its insurance plans for iPhone users
EE has announced that customers who take out its Damage Cover or Full Cover insurance products will now be covered with AppleCare services too, including Apple-certified device repairs.
July 26, 2021
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Element's latest bridge for Matrix: 'All the good stuff from WhatsApp, without the less good Facebook stuff'
For when it's time to kick that shadow IT habit
September 9, 2021
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Emergency SOS for Pixel phones can record videos, call emergency services and alert your contacts
Google's Personal Safety app, which is pre-installed on Pixel phones, allows users to enter emergency contacts, medical information, and other details that can be displayed during an emergency.
October 1, 2021
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Energizer says its new phone has a huge battery but isn't a brick
7,000mAh at under 10mm
June 29, 2021
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Entire 2022 Galaxy A line to include this camera feature as Samsung tries to stay competitive
According to a report, next year's Galaxy A phones will all feature OIS. It looks like Samsung is getting more serious about its affordable segment. Optical image stabilization is a mechanical stabilization that detects the camera's movement and adjusts the lens' position using motors, resulting in a steadier image on both photos and videos.
September 3, 2021
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Epic alleges Google has paid phone makers to not include third-party app stores on their phones
Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnite, has been going against Apple, as many of you may probably know; however, it's not only Apple that Epic is having some beef with. Actually, it's also filed an antitrust complaint against Google, and now The Verge reports about new details of the allegations Epic is making against the tech giant.
August 20, 2021
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EPOS B20 Streaming Microphone review: Clear sound and professional design
Excellent sound quality and a beautiful design.
June 11, 2021
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EPOS reveals B20 streaming microphone
Premium audio for streaming.
June 1, 2021
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EU Commission Pushing Forward with Unified Electronics Charger Standard and Unbundling of Chargers
What can only be called a long running drama, the EU has once again put its foot down when it comes to chargers for various consumer electronics devices, although it's mostly about smartphones and regular old mobile phones these days.
September 23, 2021
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Even Verizon's humble Samsung Galaxy A12 is getting Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top
Does anyone remember the last time we reported on an Android 11 update notdelivered to a Samsung device? This writer doesn't, and somehow, it almost feels like the world's number one smartphone vendor has helped US carriers get better at this type of software support stuff in recent months.
July 16, 2021
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Every Apple unveiling business pros need to know about
At Tuesday's Apple event, the company introduced new iPhones, iPads and more. But could the global chip shortage impact new product deliveries in the months ahead?
September 14, 2021
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Everything Siri can do on-device in iOS 15
Siri no longer needs an internet connection for certain tasks.
September 21, 2021
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Everything you need to know about the Motorola Edge 20 5G series just leaked
Acting as the most expensive device in the series, Motorola's Edge 20 Pro is reportedly powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865 that Motorola used inside the original Edge+.
July 27, 2021
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[Express Your Epic] Experts and Influencers Comment on the Experience of Creating With the Galaxy S21's Powerful Camera
To truly capture great experiences, you need great technology. In January of this year, Samsung Electronics delivered that technology with its release of the Galaxy S21 and its pro-grade camera.
May 28, 2021
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Exynos-powered Galaxy S21 FE variant possible due to global chip shortage
After the Galaxy S20 FE dropped the Exynos version in favor of the Snapdragon one, it was expected that the S21 FE will continue this trend and exclusively use a Snapdragon chipset. This actually falls in line with Samsung's usual strategy for the different markets, but all for the wrong reasons.
July 1, 2021
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EyePhone: How one doctor is using the iPhone 13 Pro's macro capabilities to remotely assess patients
One of the new camera features in Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro lineup is a macro photography mode, made possible by the devices' ultrawide camera module. While this new macro capability can be used for your more conventional macro photography, one ophthalmologist has discovered the feature can also be used for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.
September 30, 2021
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Miscellaneous - F

Face ID & Touch ID can now unlock your incognito tabs on Chrome for iOS
Back in February, we reported about a Chrome (for iOS) beta that allows you to lock your Incognito tabs with Face ID or Touch ID. Well, now this feature has finally made it to iPhones and iPads worldwide! Or... sort of.
June 22, 2021
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Face ID on iPhone 13 Will Stop Working Even if the Display Is Replaced With an Original Screen
Apple has doubled down on locking down third-party repairs with the iPhone 13 series launch by disabling Face ID when the original display is swapped out for a non-genuine part.
September 28, 2021
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Facebook adds new themes, stickers, and voice messaging features to Messenger and Instagram
Facebook's cementing its status as a messaging king.
May 6, 2021
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Facebook banned from processing WhatsApp user data in Germany
A German regulator said WhatsApp's new privacy policy is illegal
May 11, 2021
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Facebook denies report claiming WhatsApp 'undermines' its users' privacy
A report from ProPublica alleged that WhatsApp's claims of protecting its users' privacy with end-to-end encryption are false.
September 7, 2021
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Facebook expands its Live Audio feature to more creators globally
The platform is building out its social audio features
October 11, 2021
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Facebook is down? Welcome to Apple's invisible social media platform - no Android users allowed
This story is about Apple and social media. Firstly, we'll take a look at Apple as a social media user, and then as a stakeholder. Also, there's a twist! I'll also tell you about Apple's "invisible social media platform", which you're a part of.
October 12, 2021
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Facebook starts rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups to WhatsApp
Add extra security to your backup
October 14, 2021
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Facebook, WhatsApp outage shows danger of relying on one company for messaging
Commentary: This week's massive outage is a reminder that you should have a few backup chat apps ready to go.
October 7, 2021
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Fairphone 4 5G leak gives us a look at all the upcoming upgrades
The phone will be a significant upgrade over the Fairphone 3+.
September 28, 2021
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Fairphone 4 could be the first 'ethical' 5G Android phone
The Fairphone 3+ successor might be the company's most impressive sustainable phone yet.
August 13, 2021
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Fairphone 4 Gets Faster Processor, Larger Screen and 5G, Loses 3.5 mm Jack
If you've been looking for a smartphone with a long term software update guarantee from the manufacturer, then the Fairphone 4 might be what you've been waiting for, as outside of being user upgradable in many ways, the company promises Android updates until at least 2025, but possibly as far as to 2027.
September 30, 2021
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Fairphone 4 has an incredible 5-year warranty, aims for 6 years of updates
If you want a smartphone with a long life, Fairphone is leading the industry.
September 30, 2021
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Fairphone 4—the fairest of them all has entered the stage
The Dutch brand Fairphone has struck again and delivered us the next generation of the most sustainable smartphone on the market—the Fairphone 4.
October 12, 2021
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Fairphone 4, a repair-friendly 5G smartphone, is coming to the market
Fairphone ㅡ a Dutch social enterprise ㅡ is the manufacturer of the most sustainable and easiest to repair phones on the market. Up until now, their devices have been mostly lagging behind compared to the more mainstream type of smartphones, but the upcoming Fairphone 4 could shorten that gap.
August 16, 2021
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Fans want Samsung to alternate Galaxy S and Note releases each year
Samsung is taking a gamble on its smartphone strategy by not releasing a Galaxy Note series phone this year and fans are evidently not happy.
July 30, 2021
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Fantasian Part 2 Will Be Double the Size of the First Game
"The second part of Fantasian is almost finished..."
July 30, 2021
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FBI used cheap Google Pixels as gangbusting Anom phone honeypots
It was the most successful FBI operation in modern times - forcing hundreds of criminals to use FBI's own encrypted messaging platform. The result? The largest underworld bust with oven-ready proof for prosecutors to bring the cases to their successful completion.
July 9, 2021
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FCC considers new rules to stop scammers from hijacking your cell phone
SIM swapping and port-out fraud can compromise your personal information
September 30, 2021
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FCC document hints at imminent unveiling of new U.S. OnePlus Nord handset
The unveiling of a new OnePlus handset appears to be imminent. The FCC just gave thumbs up to a new OnePlus device with the model numbers DE2118 and DE2117 which don't seem to be related to any previous OnePlus devices.
June 11, 2021
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FCC listing suggests Google's midrange Pixel 5A 5G could arrive soon
Google previously said it would arrive 'later this year'
July 9, 2021
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FCC orders phone carriers to enforce unlawful robocall blocking
They can only accept calls from voice service providers registered in the Robocall Mitigation Database who have implemented caller ID authentication technology for calls carried made over Internet Protocol (IP) networks or filed a robocall mitigation plan with the FCC.
October 1, 2021
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FCC plans to rein in "gateway" carriers that bring foreign robocalls to US
FCC proposes STIR/SHAKEN and call-blocking rules for gateway phone companies.
October 4, 2021
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FCC reduces out-of-state prison phone rates
But it still has little authority to regulate in-state calls
May 20, 2021
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FCC votes in favor to advance plan to ban approvals on Huawei, ZTE gear
The FCC does not want an opportunity to allow companies that are considered a national threat to the communications system.
June 18, 2021
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Find My Device: What it is and how to use it to find your phone
Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.
August 26, 2021
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First 1TB iPhone 13 Pro benchmark proves the price right
Love it or leave it, Apple is going to raise the average selling price of its iPhones this year and the next one the old-fashioned way, by providing us with a higher-priced option that has more storage.
September 17, 2021
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First 12 things to do with your new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Tinker with and customize your favorite foldable phone.
August 31, 2021
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First Exynos chip with AMD GPU details revealed; could come to Galaxy S22
AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su stated during a keynote at the virtual Computex 2021 conference that the next Samsung Exynos processor will be made in partnership between the two companies.
June 1, 2021
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First Galaxy Z Flip 3 Teardown Process Shows the Use of a Graphite Pad, Among Other Internals
Shortly after the Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown, it did not take long for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 to undergo the same process, though the arrangement of components is different in both premium foldable handsets.
August 20, 2021
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First Google Pixel 6 Pro camera and video samples leak
By now we already know quite a lot about the Google Pixel 6 Pro specs as well as those of its smaller sibling the Pixel 6.
October 5, 2021
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First iPhone 13 Teardown Shows Bigger Battery, Smaller Taptic Engine, Redesigned TrueDepth Camera System & More
This initial iPhone 13 teardown might not provide a copious amount of detail on how to get access to the innards, but it does show what Apple has changed. If you thought there were not any significant design changes on the outside, wait till you see what is on the inside.
September 23, 2021
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Five things I like about the ASUS Zenfone 8 -- and one thing I don't
The Zenfone 8 is the ideal choice if you're looking for a compact phone in 2021.
September 7, 2021
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Flagship Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak with radical new design
After sharing additional Pixel 6 Pro renders and details, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has now shared images of the vanilla Pixel 6. It appears Google is planning a periscope camera on the Pro model, a 6.4-inch flat display on the standard Pixel 6, wireless charging for both flagships, and much more.
May 13, 2021
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Flaregate: Will iPhone 13 fix the biggest iPhone 12 camera problem?
At this point, it's pretty much surefire that Apple's next iPhones, namely the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, are going to look pretty similar to the iPhone 12 series of phones. The overall size of the devices is expected to remain the same. They also keep the new flat design, OLED screens, etc.
July 16, 2021
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Flaregate: Would an Apple-Zeiss iPhone 14 fix the biggest iPhone 12 camera problem, if iPhone 13 doesn't?
If you were around for our first Flaregate story, you'd already know what's the matter. In case you weren't, don't worry. In a nutshell, the iPhone 12 series of phones has a pretty major camera problem that's been present since launch.
September 9, 2021
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Focus on the camera, mobile devs: 48MP shooters about to become the sweet spot
5G is messing with the market and keeping less-capable cameras snapping at the heels of 108MP monsters
July 9, 2021
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Foldable Galaxy Z Flip 3 pictured from every angle in more gorgeous colors
The first official-looking renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 leaked online late last week. Days later, even more marketing photos have shown up to showcase the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in new colors and from more angles.
June 29, 2021
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Foldable phones will really take off when Apple makes one
Foldable phones are still a niche market, albeit a growing one, spearheaded by Samsung's latest Galaxy Z Gold 3 and Z Flip 3 entrants. It is looking increasingly likely that Apple will have to get on with the program and most analysts point at 2023 as the release year of Apple's first foldable handset that is supposedly of the iPhone Flip type.
September 24, 2021
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Fool me OnePlus, shame on me: Chinese phone firm fingered for fiddling with performance figures -- again
Company caught throttling everyday apps but leaving benchmarks, selected games alone
July 8, 2021
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Former Apple Employee From Customer Relations Switches to Android to Be Free of an iPhone Bug
There are a few ways to fix a notable bug on your smartphone. You can either force restart it, or wait for the company to issue an update to get rid of the bug permanently.
May 21, 2021
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Former Apple employee solves iPhone notification bug by switching to Samsung Galaxy A12
"I worked for Apple for 10 years in Customer Relations out of Austin, TX. This is embarrassing and I just had to buy a Samsung."
May 21, 2021
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Founder of secure messaging app Telegram says iOS is stuck in the 'Middle Ages'
Often described as the Russian Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire and tech visionary Pavel Durov, founder of secure messaging app Telegram, has just burst out with a rant against Apple saying that every time he uses an iPhone he feels "thrown back into the Middle Ages" and criticizes the company for locking down customers and turning them into "digital slaves".
May 20, 2021
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Foxconn gives away bonuses as it tries to hike supplies of 5G iPhone 12 series phones
Demand for three out of the four 5G Apple iPhone 12 models has been outstanding. During the company's fiscal second quarter running from January through March, iPhone revenue soared 65.5% year-over-year led by the 2020 models.
May 7, 2021
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Foxconn is dangling a shiny new EV plant in front of Wisconsin
After burning the state with the broken promise of a $10 billion LCD factory
July 9, 2021
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Foxconn reports a bumper April thanks in part to iPhone 12 shipments
iPhone 12 and PS5 shipments were the leading reasons, sources say.
May 7, 2021
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Foxconn, Pegatron increase recruitment bonus to deal with iPhone 13 demand
People can make more money recommending people than they can working for a month.
June 22, 2021
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Fresh Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G leak lists key camera specs, storage, more
The next generation of Samsung foldable smartphones won't stop leaking. Today, days after tons of press renders appeared online, a new report details some of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs.
July 1, 2021
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FTC bans stalkerware app SpyFone, orders deletion of illegally collected data
The Federal Trade Commission says the app secretly harvested and shared data on people's physical movements, phone use and online activities.
September 2, 2021
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FTC report blasts manufacturers for restricting product repairs
'There is scant evidence to support manufacturers' justifications for repair restrictions'
May 7, 2021
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FTC takes a second swing at Facebook with amended antitrust complaint
The Federal Trade Commission claims Facebook bought or buried competing services to build and maintain market dominance.
August 20, 2021
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Future iPhones to make room for bigger batteries with slimmer peripheral chips
While the iPhone has never really been associated with good battery life, in recent years Apple has taken steps to improve the experienced and a new report claims that it's now looking to take things a step further.
August 2, 2021
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Future Pixel phones may receive 'reduced quality' unlimited Google Photos backups
Google Photos is ending support for unlimited free photo and video backups next month. Existing Pixel owners are exempt and will continue to benefit from unlimited backups for life, however new Pixel users won't be.
May 6, 2021
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Future Vivo X-series flagships will receive three Android OS upgrades
Samsung and Google have both committed to offering three years of major Android OS upgrades with their flagship smartphones. Now, Chinese rival Vivo has decided to match that pledge in certain markets.
May 7, 2021
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Miscellaneous - G

Galaxy A13 to be Samsung's cheapest 5G phone with amazing specs for the price
If the $Samsung asked for the Galaxy A32 at launch, or the $229 of the A22 seem steep to you, Samsung is preparing an even more affordable phone with the next-gen connectivity, its cheapest 5G phone to date.
September 23, 2021
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Galaxy A22 5G is an Affordable 5G Offering From Samsung That Also Brings 90Hz Display
While the series does have some heavy hitters like the A52 and A72, Samsung also caters to the lower end side to ensure that they are capturing the market properly With that said; a new leak suggests that Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy A22 5G; a very affordable phone with 90Hz display and a modern design.
June 3, 2021
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Galaxy A22 5G Launches as the Cheapest 5G Samsung Phone
Samsung has finally decided to go ahead and launched two new, affordable phones for the A-series. The Galaxy A22 and the Galaxy A22 5G, and the latter is the cheapest 5G smartphone available to date by Samsung, and it does carry some impressive specs.
June 4, 2021
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Galaxy quest: Yet another sub-£500 phone comes to trouble mobile big dogs in the form of Realme GT 5G
Big brand flagship performance, midrange price, 3.5mm earphone port
July 8, 2021
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Galaxy S8 Android Support Officially Comes to an End After 4 Years
The Galaxy S8 by Samsung was the company's way of moving forward. In one way or another, Samsung changed the landscape when they released the series, and all the devices that were released afterward were built on the same DNA.
May 4, 2021
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Galaxy S20 FE gets September security patch, touchscreen issue fix
Samsung's security patch scheduled for September has already begun rolling out, albeit a few days early, to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung is known for being the early bird when it comes to bringing monthly updates to its devices, and this one is no exception.
August 30, 2021
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Galaxy S21 FE alleged 3D renders: most comprehensive look yet at Samsung's budget flagship
The Galaxy S21 FE should hopefully arrive at some point in 2021 and while we wait, leaker Evan Blass has shared some 3D renders that provide a good look at Samsung's budget flagship.
August 20, 2021
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Galaxy S21 FE appears in Geekbench with flagship core specs
The SM-G990B, which is believed to be a variant of the Galaxy S21 FE, pulled in a 381 on the Geekbench 5 single-core score and the multi-core score is 1,917. According to the listing, the phone is powered by "Lahaina," which is the codename for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
May 21, 2021
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Galaxy S21 FE Quick Start Guide From Verizon Will Help You Set Up a Phone You Can't Buy
At least, that is what we have believed for some time now, and while the interest might be waning, it is safe to say that the leaks keep pouring. You have already seen the quick start guide once by Cricket, and now it has appeared again. However, this time, it is from Verizon.
September 13, 2021
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Galaxy S21 FE Reportedly Launching Alongside Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3
For months we have heard about the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE, but we also know that this is not the only device that Samsung is going to launch.
May 7, 2021
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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review: Samsung's premier phone is pretty badass
With an elegant design, lower price and S-Pen support, the second time's the charm for Samsung.
May 17, 2021
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Galaxy S21 Ultra Owners Facing a Strange Battery Drain Issue
Although the Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the best phones money can buy, it happens to be suffering from a strange battery drain issue.
June 14, 2021
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Galaxy S21 Ultra Was Used by Renowned Film Directors to Shoot Short Films With
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the best Android flagships out there to capture images and video with, and to prove that, Samsung reportedly partnered with famous movie directors to shoot short films.
October 11, 2021
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Galaxy S21 Ultra's zoom skills make it a photography powerhouse
The 100x zoom might be a bit of a gimmick but that 10x zoom is absolutely incredible.
June 1, 2021
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Galaxy S22 Plus With 'Modified' Exynos 2200 Showing a 4 + 4 CPU Cluster, No Cortex-X2, Spotted in Fresh Leak
Samsung could be testing out modified versions of its upcoming Exynos 2200 for the Galaxy S22 lineup. According to the latest leak, the Galaxy S22 Plus may feature a 4 + 4 CPU cluster instead of the 1 + 3 + 4 that Samsung employed in the Exynos 2100.
October 1, 2021
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Galaxy S22 Variants With Exynos 2200 & AMD GPU May Only Launch in Select Markets Due to Yield Issues
Samsung is said to be experiencing yield issues with the Exynos 2200, which is the first chipset from the Korean giant to feature an AMD GPU. If that is the case, you should hope that the Galaxy S22 with this specific SoC is launching in your market, otherwise, you will be stuck with a version from Qualcomm.
August 16, 2021
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Galaxy S22 Ultra may offer virtually the same camera specs as predecessor
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will have largely the same camera specs as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, suggests a new report from Galaxy Club.
August 20, 2021
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Galaxy Z Flip 3 filing confirms Verizon 5G, Samsung Pay with MST
That horizontally-folding Galaxy Z Flip 3 is happening and just got its FCC green light, together with the other member of Samsung's 2021 foldable family - the Z Fold 3 vertical bender.
June 24, 2021
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Galaxy Z Flip 3 Leaks Extensively, Color Variants and Design Elements Confirmed
Renowned leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared 360-degree renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in all colors. The video shows the phone from all angles.
July 1, 2021
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Galaxy Z Flip 3 spec leak confirms high refresh rate, fast charging and more
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3's entire specs sheet has leaked courtesy of the same source that earlier revealed all the details for the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
August 6, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 screen specs leak: under-display camera, S Pen, Corning cover glass
The OG Flip pioneered the use of Ultra Thin Glass cover for the bendable display while the OG Fold was still stuck at a polyimide cover that first users peeled off thinking that it's a screen protector.
June 14, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Are Creating Issues for Samsung
We are all aware that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have been received well across the board. They have sold better than some of the best phones by Samsung or in the Android market, and despite crossing a milestone for Samsung, both of these devices are still in demand, and as it turns out, this is creating a problem for Samsung.
October 12, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Could Survive Under Water
Samsung's upcoming foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, are less than a month away. We have been getting a plethora of interesting information on the devices for all the right reasons.
July 20, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Will be Powered by Chinese Batteries
As the official announcement of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 draws near, we are hearing more and more about the upcoming foldable devices.
May 7, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 Apps Use Their Tablet Versions to Take Advantage of the Increased Screen Real Estate
It is not just the physical aspect of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 that has seen a multitude of improvements, but the software area as well. Since the foldable flagship touts a unique form factor and an unusual aspect ratio, there would be a certain amount of tweaking required for the apps to play nicely with the primary 7.6-inch screen.
August 13, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 camera specs leak, and they're very similar to the Z Fold2
Last week, we finally got a fairly clear look at the Galaxy Z Fold3 in a series of leaked renders, alongside the Galaxy Z Flip3. Those renders revealed a triple-camera setup on the back of the device, as well as an under-display selfie camera on the inner portion of the foldable, but tech specs for these cameras weren't mentioned anywhere.
May 7, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 camera: All you need to know
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 was finally revealed at the company's Unpacked event. The phone offers improvements in terms of its design, screen, battery life, and performance.
August 6, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 Can Run Three SIMs at the Same Time, if You Live in the Right Region
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a slew of upgrades, but one feature that often gets overlooked is how many SIMs a smartphone can support.
August 12, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 Confirmed to Launch in 3 Colorways
However, we have just gotten the official confirmation on the color options that are going to be available for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the leak is coming most unusually.
July 20, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 Confirmed to Support S-Pen Pro via FCC Filing
While many of us are still sad over the fact that the Galaxy Note series is abandoned, at least for this year, we know that the S-Pen is still living on. The Galaxy S21 Ultra was the first smartphone to feature support for the S-Pen, and we know that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will also support the magic stylus.
July 12, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Using a New and Efficient Super AMOLED Display
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 last week, and the phone comes with a lot of improvements when you compare it with its predecessor. You are getting a faster processor, a better build quality, IPX8 water-resistant rating, high refresh rate, and S Pen compatibility.
August 16, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs leak in full ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event
The foldable will come with a 4MP under-display selfie camera.
August 6, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 Thom Browne Edition is What Luxury Smells Like
Samsung has been collaborating with Thom Browne for some time now, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also the one to get the same treatment and let me tell you, at a whopping $3,449, this is one of the best Galaxy Z Fold 3 that you can buy.
August 19, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 to come with the strongest folding glass ever; Samsung sacrificing its cameras
The official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is just weeks away and new details about the folding device continue to surface as the date gets closer.
July 19, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3: Samsung's not-so-great flagship phone becomes a better tablet
This piece was named "Why the cutting-edge Galaxy Z Fold 3 is doomed to flop". Well, today, Samsung has pretty much validated this analysis. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is official, and I can already tell that there's pretty much no improvement in the five key categories discussed in the above-mentioned story.
August 12, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 Feature 'Protect battery' Function That Limits Cell Charging to Improve Lifespan
All lithium-ion cells have a specific number of charge cycles after which they are unable to deliver the same battery life. To combat this, Samsung has introduced a new 'Protect battery' feature to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 to prolong the lifespan of the new handsets.
August 27, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 water test: How deep can they go?
These foldable phones can withstand the occasional swim, but Samsung may be downplaying how water-resistant they actually are.
September 3, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 4 specs tipped, Samsung aims to really lower its price
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 sale and Z Flip 3 deals are added anticements to their starting price cuts, but Samsung is trying to find ways to achieve foldable phones price parity with regular handsets as soon as the Z Fold 4, reports Korean leakster Lanzuk.
September 10, 2021
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[Galaxy Z Series Tech Talk] Customizable and Convenient, Samsung's Foldable UX Gets a Fresh Face for Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Whether you're looking for a device that fits your style or productivity features that can keep up with your workflow, Samsung Electronics is putting customizability and convenience in your pocket with the latest Galaxy Z Series. Redefining the user experience of foldables once again, Samsung has created unique features for both Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G that play to the advantages of each device.
August 24, 2021
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[Galaxy Z Series Tech Talk] Samsung Brings Industry-leading Partners Into the Foldable for the Ultimate Smartphone Experience
Unfolding your favorite apps just got even better. Merging cutting-edge app optimizations with foldable form factors, Samsung Electronics has worked with industry leading partners to take the foldable experience further on the Galaxy Z Series.
August 27, 2021
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[Galaxy Z Series Tech Talk] Samsung's Latest Foldables Offer Users Peace of Mind With Durability Upgrades and Water Resistance
Our phones are among our most prized and well-used possessions, so clumsy moments involving them can be anxiety inducing. But now, thanks to major durability upgrades to the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, users no longer need to sweat those little accidents.
August 20, 2021
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GameSir F8 Pro Snowgon Mobile Cooling controller review: An ice-cold grip for gaming phones
Does your phone run hot playing games? This might be the grip for you.
September 14, 2021
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Gboard is Getting 1500 Emoji Kitchen Stickers and Better Typing Experience
There is no denying that Gboard is one of the best Android keyboards for all the right reasons. The keyboard is fast, user-friendly, and available on almost all the Android phones available in the market.
September 23, 2021
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Germany pushes for phone manufacturers to offer seven years of support
Two years longer than what the EU wants
September 6, 2021
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Global shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones increased six percent in Q1
Strong showings from Apple, Samsung and Vivo
June 17, 2021
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Global smartphone shipments jump more than 25% in first quarter of 2021
Shipments hit around 346 million last quarter as the industry continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic but faces other challenges ahead, say Canalys and IDC.
May 3, 2021
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Gmail for Android gets search filters with new update
Google has been working on bringing a lot of improvements to its Android apps in time for Android 12, and now a new Gmail update is bound to make people's lives easier. TechRadar reports a new Gmail update will bring search filters for the inbox which will make searching in your mails way easier.
September 23, 2021
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Google added audible caller ID screening to its Phone app
Stop grabbing your phone every time it rings
May 17, 2021
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Google and Apple claim their devices deliver a better sleep; not true, university says
A university study found that a frequently-heralded smartphone claim by both companies is non-existent. This raises a serious question: Don't they have to prove something works before shouting it from the highest virtual rooftop? Doesn't the FTC have anything to say about this?
May 7, 2021
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Google and Apple 'crush' competition with default apps: Study
The study's findings show twelve out of the top 20 apps on Android were made by Google.
July 8, 2021
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Google and Jio collaborate on 'ultra-affordable' JioPhone Next
Indian tech giant Jio Platforms has collaborated with Google on a new affordable smartphone called the JioPhone Next, Jio's parent company Reliance announced today.
June 24, 2021
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Google Announces One-Year Extended Repair for Pixel 4 XL
There is no denying that the Google Pixel 4 XL is one of the more impressive devices, and despite Google's shift in focus towards more affordable Pixel devices, the good news is that the support is still strong for these phones
July 20, 2021
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Google announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with custom Tensor chip
In an unexpected move that mimics the Pixel 4 launch tactics, Google has showcased the flagship Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro months before their announcements.
August 2, 2021
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Google App bug blocks Android users from receiving, making calls
Google says that users of some Android phone models are affected by a Google App bug preventing them from making and receiving calls.
August 30, 2021
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Google app having issues on your Android phone? Here's how to fix it
A recent app update seems to be causing problems on Android.
June 22, 2021
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Google appears to be working on a 'Switch to Android' app for iOS
Google seems to be playing some catch-up with Apple on this one.
July 27, 2021
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Google Assistant is listening to you, but it's okay
In a strange turn of events, Google allegedly confirmed that Google Assistant on your phone or smart speaker may be recording your audio without your knowledge, but just "at times".
July 1, 2021
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Google Assistant "Quick phrases" feature might be just around the corner
In early September, reports came out that Google is working on a couple of improvements for the Google Assistant. One of those improvements was the so-called "Quick phrases".
October 7, 2021
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Google Assistant's Broadcast feature can now reach you from your phone
Family members can now get broadcasts from Google Assistant even when they're not near a Google smart speaker. Also: Family Bell gets a much-needed update.
May 6, 2021
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Google bans location data collecting app and forbids all apps from using its code
There's been ongoing public interest in privacy on mobile devices for the last couple of years, and big tech companies seem to start addressing some issues. Now, CNET reports Google has taken legal action against some companies that were selling location data on Android.
August 13, 2021
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Google beefs up Play Store developer verification in response to scams
It's also requiring developers to use two-step verification
June 29, 2021
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Google "bought off Samsung" to limit app store competition, 36 states allege
"Google has taken steps to close the ecosystem from competition."
July 8, 2021
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Google Calendar gains handy shortcut to easily create meeting notes in Docs
Google calendar is shaping up to be the ultimate work-from-home app.
October 5, 2021
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Google casually tells us its next high-end flagship will not be called the Pixel 6 Pro
Although Google's next flagship smartphones are seemingly three months away, we know plenty about them already. Perhaps in preparation of its new phones, the Mountain View company has given Android the biggest makeover in years and has also been working on an in-house chip for them for quite some time.
July 12, 2021
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai addresses internet freedom, taxes, and privacy
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has discussed important matters in the tech world, addressing internet freedom, taxes paid by Google, and the next big things in technology that we might expect, specifically, focusing on AI and quantum computing, in an interview with the BBC.
July 12, 2021
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Google could develop locator for Android devices
With Apple locator devices such as AirTag and Find My iPhone, Google is now looking to follow in Apple's footsteps with its new accessibility measure for the Find My Device feature commonly used to locate Android devices.
June 18, 2021
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Google details how third-party app stores will work in Android 12
Back in September, Google announced that it would be making it easier for third-party app stores to work on Android phones starting with Android 12. This was in response to intense criticism from Epic Games, who criticized the closed nature of the app ecosystem both of Android and iOS, making it harder for companies to distribute their apps outside the app stores owned by their respective platform holders.
May 20, 2021
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Google doubles Pixel 4 XL warranty to two years under certain circumstances; is your phone eligible?
AndroidPolice says that Google is extending the warranty coverage on certain Pixel 4 XL models purchased in the U.S, Singapore, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. Only those models with certain power-related issues are eligible for the additional year of coverage.
July 20, 2021
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Google drops May Android security update for the Pixel 3 and up
It's the first Monday of the new month and you know what that means. No, it has nothing to do with the Supreme Court as the latter kicks off each new term on the first Monday in October.
May 3, 2021
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Google Duo is now getting a redesigned home-screen interface with a new update
Google has been investing a lot of effort with Google Meet recently, introducing a multitude of features and updates. However, Google Duo has not been forgotten by the company, and XDA-Developers now report the app will be seeing its own update, in the form of a UI redesign.
July 19, 2021
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Google embarrasses Sharedr, blocks third-party sharesheet apps starting with Android 12
Google has been allowing Android users to customize the sharesheet on their phones. This explains why the sharesheet on Android isn't as consistent as it could be.
May 31, 2021
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Google exec says green bubbles don't have to break group chats
"Here's an open invitation to the folks who can make this right: we are here to help."
October 8, 2021
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Google faces new EU probe over forcing Android OEMs to use Google Assistant
Google may have to pay another hefty fine if it is found guilty.
September 9, 2021
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Google finally adds a home screen widget for the Pixel Buds
The new shortcut is tailor-made for Pixel smartphone owners.
August 26, 2021
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Google follows Apple with further Android tracking crackdown
"Starting in late 2021, when a user opts out of interest-based advertising or ads personalization, the advertising identifier will not be available. You will receive a string of zeros in place of the identifier."
June 4, 2021
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Google follows Apple's lead, will require privacy info on app listings
App listings in the Google Play store will have a slightly different look later this year. Following Apple's lead, Google is going to start requiring developers to list data and privacy security information about their apps.
May 6, 2021
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Google found guilty of restricting Android forks in South Korea, fined $177 million
One of the biggest fines the regular has ever handed out
September 14, 2021
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Google gave phone makers extra money to ditch third-party app stores
Android OEMs couldn't preload apps that could install other apps
August 19, 2021
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Google has improved Android a lot in the last few years, but it's still too easy to ruin a phone
The many reasons I love Android are the same reasons many find it difficult.
September 20, 2021
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Google has quietly introduced a Pixel battery optimization feature for extreme charging conditions
As all of you probably know, battery health is an important thing to monitor to preserve the longevity of your smartphone. Different phone makers approach the issue differently.
July 15, 2021
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Google Highlights the 'Headphone Jack' in Latest Pixel 5a Ad, Completely Forgets the Pixel 6 Won't Have One at All
Google's latest ad for the Pixel 5a is a strong reminder how a disconnect between the product and marketing team can lead to a ton of interesting chuckles for all the wrong reasons.
August 27, 2021
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Google hit with UK class action lawsuit over 'unlawful' Play Store charges
A similar lawsuit was filed against Apple in May over "unlawful" App Store charges.
July 29, 2021
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Google Hum to Search review: Finding 20 songs in 20 languages
You know Shazam? You know how it can't recognize a song if you were to sing or hum it? Well, Hum to Search was born to fix that.
June 10, 2021
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Google Integrates TensorFlow Lite with Android, Adds Automatic Acceleration
Google has announced a new mobile ML stack, dubbed Android ML Platform and built around TensorFlow Lite, which aims to solve a number of problems that developers find when using on-device machine learning.
July 12, 2021
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Google is banning sugar daddy apps from the Play Store
Google's going sugar-free
July 29, 2021
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Google is ending Gmail, YouTube sign-in support for older Android phones
Google released Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread in September 2011.
August 2, 2021
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Google is Finally Retiring Free Hangouts Users on iOS and Android
Later this year, you can expect the classic Hangouts to stop working for enterprise Workspace customers, and they will only be left with Google Chat.
August 9, 2021
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Google is in hot water over its Indian Android monopoly
Here we go again
September 20, 2021
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Google is investigating Pixel 5a thermal and touchscreen issues
Apparently, Google's latest 5G-ready mid-ranger can only handle a few minutes of 4K 60fps video shooting. According to Android Police, after about five minutes of video recording, the Pixel 5a displays the following warning: "Device is too hot. Close Camera until device cools off." One user got that warning within two minutes.
August 30, 2021
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Google is making it harder for Android apps to track you once you've opted out
Advertising IDs will be disabled for users who opt out of tracking
June 3, 2021
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Google is making on-device machine learning easier on Android later this year
The usage of machine learning (ML) has become quite common across various applications for multiple use-cases. While on-device ML is preferred over its server-based counterpart for a number of reasons such as low latency and lack of dependency on internet connectivity, it also has numerous drawbacks.
July 9, 2021
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Google is rewarding 'Pixel Superfans' with exclusive perks and you can sign up now
Are you a fan of Pixel phones?
September 13, 2021
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Google is rolling out its unified backup service, Backup by Google One
Backing up Android data is getting a whole lot easier as Google starts the roll out of Backup by Google One. The service makes it easy to backup everything from SMS, MMS and call logs, to Wi-Fi passwords and photos.
July 20, 2021
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Google is testing two features for mobile YouTube users
DroidMaze says that Google has been busy testing new features on the mobile version of YouTube. Remember back in 2007 when one ad for the Apple iPhone said that "maybe the biggest surprise is finding YouTube on your phone."
June 1, 2021
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Google is working on a pinned conversations feature for Google Messages
Recently, Google has been working to make the Google Messages app better by adding a revamped UI to Samsung phones, support for scheduled messages, calendar event suggestions, and auto-OTP deletion.
May 27, 2021
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Google is working on adding a delay option for Google Assistant routines
Google Assistant power users may already know that it can do more than just respond to your questions and set up alarms. A feature of Google Assistant, Routines, will soon be getting a helpful new functionality, reports XDA-Developers, and it will make it possible for you to delay a Google Assistant Routine.
August 27, 2021
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Google just added this highly requested feature to Messages on Android
You can now easily resize text in Google Messages.
June 21, 2021
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Google kills its augmented reality "Measure" app
App let you measure things with your smartphone.
June 9, 2021
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Google Launched End-to-End Encryption To Android Messages App For All Users
Google has recently rolled out end-to-end encryption to all the users of the Android Messages app. The feature arrives after months of testing with beta users. The tech giant also launched Earthquake Alerts and other interesting features with the latest update.
June 21, 2021
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Google launches Backup by Google One, a new, more unified and expansive backup system for Android phones
Google has now started the rollout of a new backup system called 'Backup By Google One', a more unified and expansive backup than the current one, reports 9to5Google.
July 20, 2021
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Google Lens also gets elements from Material You as Google prepares for the Android 12 release
Google is now gearing up all its apps for the upcoming major redesign that Android 12 will bring to the table, with its specific new look dubbed Material You.
September 2, 2021
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Google makes small Android advertising concession in wake of iOS 14.5
Android ad tracking still isn't opt-in, though, so not much will change.
June 4, 2021
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Google Maps can now tell you when your train is too crowded for comfort
AI social distancing.
July 20, 2021
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Google Maps for iPhone and iPad gets must-have new widgets
With iPadOS 15 and iOS 15 on the horizon, more and more app developers have started pushing out more and better app widgets for iPad and iPhone users.
July 29, 2021
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Google may be forcing its voice assistant on you, sparking monopoly investigation
Google is once more under fire from antitrust authorities within the European Union, and this time it's about its popular Google voice assistant which comes preinstalled in all Android handsets.
September 10, 2021
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Google Messages can now automatically delete OTPs -- but there's a catch
The feature will be limited to Android users in India, at least initially.
June 29, 2021
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Google Messages gets redesigned in Wear OS
Reddit users (via 9to5Google) have been posting about an update to the Wear OS 3 Google Messages app. The app will also be offered to some smartwatches running Wear OS 2.x and will also join Google Pay, Google Messages, and Google Maps as those receiving Material You redesigns.
September 3, 2021
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Google now lets you delete your last 15 minutes of browsing history instantly
Currently only on iOS but coming to Android
July 16, 2021
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Google Once Made it Worse for Android Users to Keep Their Location Private
There is no denying that Google is known for collecting your location data almost all the time and can actually manage to pinpoint your actual location not just on Android but on Apple devices as well.
May 31, 2021
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Google Pay introduces new visual tickets, tap-to-pay for Bay Area transit
Loading a Clipper card onto Google Pay is pretty easy.
May 20, 2021
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Google Phone app gets the long overdue Caller ID feature
Google keeps many useful features and apps exclusive to Pixel phones. Thankfully, these remain exclusive to Google's own smartphone brand only for a limited time, so the large majority of Android users will benefit from these software upgrades sooner or later.
May 17, 2021
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Google Phone app's call recording feature is finally rolling out to Pixel phones globally
You must have the latest version of the Google Phone app installed on your Pixel phone.
August 13, 2021
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Google Pixel 5a battery test results: monster in disguise
The Pixel 5a features the biggest battery size on the budget series and with a massive for its size, 4,680mAh battery, it aims for the title of the budget phone with best battery life.
September 10, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro: Ending Apple's camera reign?
To make it clear - we've been there many times... We make camera comparisons with flagship phones every year and pretty much ever since the iPhone vs Android debate started.
August 3, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Finally Approved by FCC
Google's upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have finally received approval from FCC in the United States. This puts both of the devices a lot closer to the launch. Like many other countries, it is essential for smartphones or other devices with wireless functionality to get approval from the FCC before they are sold in the market.
September 20, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 leak shows off distinctive new design
Besides the all-new Google "Whitechapel" SoC, it's reportedly getting a new design.
May 14, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 Pro and its 122MP camera system: The 4-year wait for 4 new cameras
What if I told you that if you're using Google's latest flagship phone - the Google Pixel 5, you're actually using the Google Pixel 3 camera, which by itself is identical to the Pixel 2 camera?
July 12, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 Pro design leaked (6.67 inch display and three rear cameras)
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones are expected to launch this fall, but we got an early look at the phone's new design last week, thanks to a leak from Jon Prosser and Front Page Tech.
May 20, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 Pro is Going to be an Expensive Device, Confirms Google
It has been less than a day since Google decided to reveal the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. While it was not a complete announcement, we did get a good look at the device and all the interesting bits about how Google is going with their custom-made Tensor chip with the help of Samsung and some camera details that Google shared.
August 3, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 Pro light and dark-themed wallpapers leak online
Google has started hyping us up for the upcoming launch of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, with some posters and even potato chips... while leaks have been detailing almost everything we need to know about the two upcoming phones.
September 20, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 Series Will Support 23W Fast Wireless Charging With New Pixel Stand
Google is readying the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to launch later this year. While leaks detail what we might expect from the upcoming products, Google unveiled the Pixel 6 duo proudly. The smartphones will move away from the conventional design and launch the series with major shifts in aesthetics.
August 31, 2021
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Google Pixel 6 specs show up in leaked listing ahead of launch
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are allegedly get new camera features, Titan M2 chip and five years of security updates.
October 11, 2021
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Google Pixel 6: Samsung GN1 camera sensor sample photos and videos promise domination
The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro cameras are by far the most anticipated new feature of the upcoming flagship devices. Although the Samsung-built Tensor SoC is very important in its own right, the truth is that it partially exists because of the camera system on the Pixel 6.
August 20, 2021
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Google Pixel Fold and most other 2021 foldables will use 120Hz LTPO displays
The second half of 2021 will be all about foldable smartphones. Products from Samsung, Google, Xiaomi, and others are in the works and a new leak reveals an important detail about their respective display.
July 19, 2021
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Google Pixel Fold tipped to use Samsung's ultra-thin glass display tech
Samsung Display's ultra-thin glass (UTG) tech has so far been supplied exclusively to Samsung Electronics for its popular lineup of foldable smartphones, which includes the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip.
June 1, 2021
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Google Pixel phones can now automatically record video in emergency mode
Smartphones have become more and more capable with time, and tech giants such as Google have continued to provide new ways for your phone to aid you in case of an emergency.
September 30, 2021
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Google reportedly has a second foldable in the works
Google appears to be internally testing a second foldable Pixel smartphone, according to 9to5Google's sources. The device is said to be under development with the codename "Jumbojack," that's referenced in a future version of Android 12 which 9to5Google identifies as "Android 12.1."
September 20, 2021
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Google rethinks its approach to developing apps for iOS and iPadOS
When it comes to the iOS and iPadOS versions of its apps, Google has mostly stayed true to its design language. The differences with the Android versions are usually tiny or even none at all to begin with.
October 11, 2021
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Google reveals more of the Pixel 6 in video ad and Instagram post, hints at launch date
Just five weeks to wait, maybe
September 9, 2021
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Google says it paid phone makers to pre-install Google Search just so Android can compete with Apple
Google has been facing some scrutiny from the EU and is now addressing the EU General Court about the alleged anti-competitive practice of paying phone makers to pre-install Google Search on their Android devices.
September 30, 2021
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Google says it’s dropping Material Design components on iOS in favor of Apple’s UIKit
The change could mean that Google’s iOS apps feel more like iOS apps
October 12, 2021
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Google says new antitrust lawsuit targeting the Play Store is meritless as Android allows sideloading
Another day, another antitrust lawsuit for Google
July 8, 2021
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Google Search adds guitar tuner to its smorgasbord of built-in features
Just search 'Google tuner' to get it to appear
October 8, 2021
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Google Shares Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Camera Details -- Here Is What to Expect
In case you were lost in Google's latest teaser for the custom Tensor chip expected to fuel the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the company has provided some camera specifications for both models, so let us check them out in more detail.
August 2, 2021
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Google Tasks is easily the most underrated Google app
Taking other apps to task.
July 15, 2021
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Google teases Pixel 6 phones with custom-built Tensor SoC
Hardware and software under one roof
August 2, 2021
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Google to block logins on old Android devices starting September
Google is emailing Android users to let them know that, starting late September, they will no longer be able to log in to their Google accounts on devices running Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) and lower.
July 30, 2021
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Google to build its own chip for new Pixel smartphone
Google on Monday unveiled a new flagship Pixel smartphone powered by its first mobile chip to put artificial intelligence in people's hands.
August 2, 2021
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Google to pay Apple $15 billion so it remains the iPhone's default search engine
The fact that Google pays Apple to be the default search engine on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac has been known for a long time now, and the tech giant pays a hefty sum for this "favor''.
August 26, 2021
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Google to take on the Oppo X with a rollable display phone, right after the Pixel Fold
Google will be jumping on the bendy phones bandwagon with full force, it seems, as, just when we learned that it will release a Google Pixel Fold later this year, it becomes clear that the there may also be a Google Pixel Roll on the horizon.
July 16, 2021
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Google update gives access to Google Workspace and Google Chat to all Gmail users
There have been some changes to Google's way of handling subscriptions and free services recently.
June 14, 2021
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Google Wants Apple to Ditch SMS Completely in Favor of RCS, Citing Weak Security
iMessage falls back to SMS if the message is not delivered for whatever reason, but Google says that should change going forward.
July 20, 2021
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Google Was Threatened by Samsung Galaxy Store And Used Anticompetitive Practices to Quash it
If we are talking about Android, Google and Samsung are on the same side as the latter uses several services of the search engine giant.
July 8, 2021
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Google will allow you to opt out of app tracking just like Apple does
With iOS 14.5, Apple introduced the option to opt out of ad-related tracking, which some companies like Facebook generally disagreed with. However, it still happened despite Facebook's and other companies worrying it will hurt their ad business.
June 4, 2021
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Google will automatically enable two-factor authentication to keep your account protected
Google is going to protect you whether you like it or not.
May 6, 2021
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Google will stop charging search providers for chance to be Android default in Europe
Following complaints about its pay-to-play model
June 9, 2021
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Google working on a fresh redesign for some Chrome for Android sections in time for Android 12
Android 12's first stable version release is getting closer now, and although its exact release date is still unknown, Google has been working hard on equipping apps with the necessary looks so they can match Android 12's Material You design.
August 30, 2021
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Google: prepare for the most expensive Pixel 6 Pro, 'upper segment' Pixel 6 price
Google's Rick Osterloh, SVP Devices & Services, sat down for a recent interview with the German language Der Spiegel magazine, and divulged the last remaining secret around the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro superphones - their price.
August 5, 2021
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Google's 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond
From Android to Chrome OS and other associated services, has any other company created as much back-and-forth change as Google?
June 10, 2021
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Google's ad dominance could be threatened by fresh EU antitrust probe
The new probe could target all of Google's ad empire.
June 22, 2021
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Google's latest phone teaches Apple an important lesson
Apple is the biggest manufacturer of premium phones in the world by far, so what can it possibly learn from Google, a company that barely makes ends meet when it comes to its smartphones?
September 10, 2021
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Google's Material You design is coming to Gmail, Calendar, and Docs on Android
Google's main mobile apps are getting subtle design changes
September 10, 2021
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Google's new ad goes full Jony Ive on the Pixel 5A headphone jack
'Forged and machined from the highest premium-grade copper and iron'
August 27, 2021
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Google's new policy gives kids 'more control of their images online'
The search giant has introduced a few other changes as well to ensure kids can have a safer experience online.
August 10, 2021
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Google's new privacy policy makes it harder for advertisers to track you on Android
Google's new Play services update will come into effect in "late 2021."
June 4, 2021
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Google's Pixel 5a Continues Proud Tradition of Overheating While Shooting 4K Video
Anyone considering a purchase of the Pixel 5a should be aware that the device appears to either be bugged or legitimately overheating when attempting to shoot 4K video.
August 20, 2021
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Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could be available in these 8 countries
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be released this fall and the official Google Store website indicates that the new flagship smartphones could launch in eight markets around the world.
August 3, 2021
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Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have plenty of Samsung DNA, including an Exynos 5G modem
Qualcomm's reign on the modem market is waning
August 27, 2021
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Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launch date is pretty much etched in stone after FCC visit
Of course, the search giant did not reveal everything about its next high-end handset duo back in August, which means the company is not in a position to control the rumor mill in its entirety.
September 21, 2021
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Google's Pixel 6 looks like it'll actually be way more exciting than the iPhone 13
Commentary: I'm a longtime Apple fan, but I'm surprised by how excited I am for the new Pixel 6.
October 7, 2021
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Google's Pixel is getting new sounds with Android 12
Good user experience is achieved thanks to all factors that make it up, not just one. Sound is often the most overlooked aspect, but that's its job. When there is a well-implemented sound design, the user doesn't notice it but still feels the effect.
July 15, 2021
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Google's Pixel Pass is Company's Answer to Apple One
But a recent leak has surfaced, and it suggests that Google is working on a Pixel Pass that could come with the purchase of a new Pixel smartphone, including YouTube Premium, Google One, Play Pass, and Google Fi.
October 11, 2021
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Google's Pixel phones could soon get a new astrophotography timelapse feature
The feature is likely to make its way to Pixel phones within the next few days.
June 4, 2021
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Google's Pixel repair partner uBreakiFix is rebranding as Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions
uBreakiFix will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Asurion after the rebranding.
September 24, 2021
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Google's Tensor Chip Could Very Well be an Unreleased Samsung Chip
It has only been a while since Google announced the new Tensor SoC that will power the Pixel 6 Pro and the Pixel 6. This is the first high-end processor that we will be seeing in Pixel for some time now, and Google has designed this for their own smartphones.
August 6, 2021
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Google's Tensor chipset explained: Core Pixel features amplified
Google has just officially announced thePixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which are bound to release in the fall, along with some key specs and details that will certainly make the wait a bit more bearable.
August 3, 2021
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Great Low-Priced Smartphones
These phones deliver very good performance for $600 or less--even without the latest bells and whistles
May 31, 2021
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Growth in Total Smartphone Production for 2021 Drops to 8.5% YoY Due to India's Second Wave of Coronavirus, Says TrendForce
However, the recent worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has severely impaired India's domestic economy and subsequently dampened various smartphone brands' production volume and sales (sell-in) performances there.
May 7, 2021
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Guess which iPhone owners will be upgrading to the new iPhone 13
Those with iPhone 11 models, of course. Love it or leave it, the US carriers managed to shoehorn us into two-year contracts again in the past few years since they ostensibly parted with the practice.
September 14, 2021
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HalloApp for Android 0.172
HalloApp is here. The first app for real relationships. And we're building it for you and your loved ones, friends and colleagues.
July 20, 2021
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Have you agreed to Facebook's new terms of service for WhatsApp?
What's the point of using WhatsApp if you don't agree to the new privacy terms?
May 13, 2021
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Have you ever tried Samsung's Good Lock?
Chatting with the AC forums.
May 4, 2021
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Have you tried to disable or remove Bixby from your Samsung Galaxy phone?
Chatting with the AC forums.
May 6, 2021
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Headlines 2 is a completely new version of the popular RSS reader for iPhone and iPad
In-app article browsing is just the start.
June 24, 2021
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Help! Android phones now copying Apple's flat iPhone 12 design & MagSafe
It's been about ten months since the iPhone 12 series was released when Apple officially committed to another 4-5 years of "new design".
August 5, 2021
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Here are all the first-party Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 accessories
The new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are the latest folding phones from Samsung. From the looks of it, these phones should do well to keep Samsung at the top of the best folding phone list for a while.
August 16, 2021
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Here are some features that I would love to see come to Google Messages
Google Messages is slowly but surely improving — but it's still boring.
October 11, 2021
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Here are the official release notes for Apple's iOS 14.7
The newest iOS update which was released yesterday--namely iOS 14.7--may not have gathered as much fame and hype (and controversy) as iOS 14.5, but it did introduce some neat little perks and upgrades that deserve some appreciation.
July 20, 2021
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Here is How Much the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Are Going to Cost You
Renowned tipster Evan Blass decided to pitch in with pricing of not just the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip, but also the prices of the Galaxy Buds Pro, and Galaxy Watch 4 series in a series of tweets.
August 2, 2021
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Here is Nokia's upcoming rugged 5G-enabled smartphone
Nokia teased a new smartphone a few days ago suggesting that its next device will feature a rugged design. According to the Finnish company, its upcoming 5G phone would not need a case for protection, which is why we can safely assume it's a rugged device.
July 15, 2021
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Here is Your First Official Look at Google Pixel 6
Google is finally releasing the Google Pixel 6 series later this month on 19th October. They are shaping up to be among the best Android smartphones released this year or in a long time, especially how Google has had a few rocky years with their Pixel lineup.
October 7, 2021
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Here's exactly how much bigger the iPhone 13 batteries are
The iPhone 13 Pro Max's may be a third the size of a MacBook Air's
September 17, 2021
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Here's how much Samsung's budget Galaxy A22 5G could cost
The €279 Galaxy A32 5G is a decent smartphone for anyone looking to gain access to 5G networks. But if that phone's still a bit on the pricey side, the upcoming Galaxy A22 5G might be the perfect budget 5G phone for you.
May 27, 2021
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Here's how much that free iPhone really costs
Let's do some math
September 24, 2021
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Here's one thing Apple's doing to make the iPhone 13 notch smaller
Rumor has it that Apple will implement a smaller notch on the iPhone 13 without removing Face ID. Now, a report sheds some light on how the Silicon Valley-based company plans to do that.
May 14, 2021
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Here's the affordable TCL foldable phone that could've been
The company had vowed to introduce an affordable device in 2021. Now it won't jump into the market for at least another year.
September 10, 2021
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Here's what OnePlus' next budget 5G phone could be called
OnePlus entered the budget smartphone market last October with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. Rumor has it that the former will be replaced soon, and now some extra information about that second-gen device has emerged.
May 17, 2021
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Here's what users really think of Apple's stock iOS apps
Apple opens up all of its apps to reviews and ratings.
September 30, 2021
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Here's why a foldable Google Pixel phone is great news for us all
There are rumors suggesting that a folding Pixel phone may be getting announced this year, sporting a large 7.6-inch display made by none other than the king of displays -- Samsung. We don't know too much more about the upcoming Google foldable; whether it would be called the Pixel Fold or something more original, but that's not even what matters right now.
June 14, 2021
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Here's why Apple is killing the iPhone mini line in the crib
Rumor has it that there will still be an iPhone 13 mini, complete with the Apple A15 processor, the iPhone 12 Pro camera, and maybe even a larger battery but after that it's the electronics graveyard for the iPhone mini line.
July 15, 2021
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Here's why Apple says it hates leaks
'Such situations harm the interests of consumers and Apple'
July 30, 2021
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Here's why your iPhone may never be made in the USA
"Made in America" is rare, even though polls show Americans want it.
August 5, 2021
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Hey iPhone users: Stop 'Liking' everything
That "Like" feature? No one likes it in group text chats, OK?
August 27, 2021
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Hide Unwanted Contact Suggestions in iOS / iPadOS Share Sheet
Today we will show you how you can hide unwanted contacts that are showing up in iOS or iPadOS running on iPhone and iPad.
September 3, 2021
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High-end toaster company announces that it is entering the 5G Android smartphone business
Hey, if you can build a high-end toaster, you should have no problem making and selling an Android handset, right? According to toaster company Balmuda (via Nikkei Asia), the high-end toaster manufacturer, whose toasters stand out in Japan thanks to unique designs and features, is turning to the smartphone market.
May 14, 2021
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Hisense Touch: HiFi portable music player with E Ink display and Android software
Chinese electronics maker Hisense is one of the only companies producing smartphones with E Ink displays. But the company's latest pocket-sized device with an E Ink screen is something different.
May 21, 2021
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HMD brings the classic Nokia 2720 Flip feature phone to the US
Two years after Nokia 2720 Flip made its debut on the market, HMD Global has decided to bring the feature phone to the United States. The good news is US customers are getting an improved version of the classic clamshell handset, which is capable of 4G connectivity and Google Assistant support.
May 13, 2021
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HMD Global working on four new devices including Nokia G300 and Nokia X100
The Nokia smartphone lineup received a facelift back in April. Now, new information reveals that HMD Global is looking to expand upon the revamped foundations with several more devices.
August 2, 2021
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HMD unveils its "life-proof" Nokia XR20
HMD Global has announced a selection of new phones today including the Nokia 6310, Nokia C30, and most notably the Nokia XR20 which the firm describes as "life-proof" because of the work it has put in to make this phone resistant to spills and falls.
July 27, 2021
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Hold on! Apple's iPhone 13 - illegal for 40% of the world's population due to satellite connectivity?!
Satellite phones offer call and text-based communication. The service is transmitted exclusively via satellites through different networks like Globalstar, Iridium, Inmarsat. If you want to find out how different satellite networks work, and how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are going to ulitize them, head to this story.
September 6, 2021
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Honor 50 series
The Honor 50 smartphone series include the Honor 50, Honor 50 Pro and the Honor 50SE. The top of the line Honor 50 Pro uses a 6.72-inch 120Hz 1236x2676 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, two selfie cameras, a quad camera setup and 5G connectivity.
June 17, 2021
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HONOR Announces Magic 3 Series: With Snapdragon & Google, A new Start
Today, we see HONOR announce the company's new flagship Magic 3 series of devices. We've covered the company for many years now, but to date that was in the context of the company being a subsidiary brand of Huawei.
August 12, 2021
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Honor Magic 3 series out to prove camera design symmetry possible
Honor has announced its first phones in the Magic series since becoming an independent company, and they all come with the complete set of Google services on board.
August 12, 2021
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Honor Magic 3 packs a Snapdragon 888 punch and some crazy camera options
Historically, Huawei spinoff brand Honor has been focused on building midrange hardware. The company seems to be heading in a slightly different direction now with the launch of the Magic3 series. The trio of phones that Honor just revealed are legitimate flagships.
August 12, 2021
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Honor's first Android flagship after Huawei split has a Snapdragon 888+ SoC, ceramic body
Honor's latest Android flagships are a lot more expensive than you might think.
August 12, 2021
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Honor's next flagship to be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset
Honor is in a good spot now since it cut ties with Huawei before the Chinese company was banned from using Google's Android on its smartphones.
June 28, 2021
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How a bug in Android 12 beta made me think I was seeing a new behavior with the Notification Shade
Android 12 beta 4 solidified the feature set for the platform, but that doesn't mean bugs won't bite you.
August 24, 2021
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How and where to replace your old, depleted iPhone battery
If you don't want to buy a new phone, this could work for you
September 17, 2021
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How Android 12 lets you customize your phone's color palette
Your phone's accents can reflect your wallpaper
September 3, 2021
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How Apple is changing MDM in iOS 15
Declarative management, rolling out today with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, is the most significant change to Apple MDM in its 11-year history. Here's what IT departments need to know.
September 20, 2021
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How engaging was the Nokia N-Gage? -- Odd Phone Mondays
It was late 2003. The Game Boy Advance was one of very few decent options we had if we wanted to enjoy some gaming on the move, as opposed to being glued to a giant beige computer or a TV console.
August 2, 2021
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How Galaxy Z Flip3 5G's Unique Design Blends Fashion With Technology
Mobile technology has given us new ways to express ourselves. Just like our favorite clothes and accessories, the way we decorate and personalize our smartphones helps us tell the world who we are.
August 13, 2021
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How many Android containers can you fit on your VM?
The Register speaks to Canonical about running the OS in the cloud
September 23, 2021
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How much can the Galaxy Z Fold 3 survive? (Ultimate durability test)
With the brand-new release of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3, reviews and tests of every kind are cropping up all over the internet, trying to see just what the novelty folding phone is made of.
August 30, 2021
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How Samsung Foldables Are Changing the Way We Use Our Smartphones
When Samsung unveiled our first foldable smartphones, we began a new chapter of innovation. Since then, foldable form factors have been redefining what you can expect out of a smartphone -- inspiring us to capture, connect, and communicate in entirely new ways.
May 21, 2021
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How Small Developers Compete With The Defaults On Your Phone
There are built-in calculator, camera, and to-do apps -- but small devs can make them better
August 27, 2021
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How slow upload speeds affect Android users
We don't talk about upload speeds much, but there are several key ways how slow upload speeds affect Android users. When you shop for an internet package or check your connection speed, most people look at the download speed, and there's a good reason for this.
July 12, 2021
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How the FCC plans to stop robocalls where many start: Overseas
Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel tells CNET the FCC will close a loophole that still lets foreign scammers reach your phone.
September 30, 2021
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How to access your iCloud data on your Android phone
Whether it's a MacBook Pro that we're editing on or the latest iPhone that we're comparing to one of the best Android phones, we use these devices too.
September 14, 2021
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How to activate & change navigation gestures on Samsung Galaxy phone
I've been using gesture navigation on my smartphones since the iPhone X came out. So I was thrilled when some Android OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus started adding their own interpretations before introducing it at an OS level in Android 9 and later perfected with Android 10.
August 27, 2021
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How to activate and use Google Messages on the web
Google Messages was once thought of as a simple SMS text messaging app from Google, but since it has continued to expand on features like RCS messaging, it has become one of the best messaging apps for Android.
August 12, 2021
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How to activate Google Assistant from the power button in Android 12
With the latest release of Android, there are even more ways to open Google Assistant. Jack Wallen shows you how to turn a long-press of the power button into one such method.
September 14, 2021
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How to add backgrounds to your Google Keep notes
Google Keep is the best note-taking app for Android users owing to its superior user experience. There is no end to what you can do to take down ideas in written or audio form.
September 23, 2021
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How to add multiple users and use Guest Mode on your Android phone
Hide your personal data with just a few taps.
July 8, 2021
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How to add the mic and camera killswitches in Android 12
Android 12 adds killswitches for both the mic and camera. Jack Wallen shows you how to add them and use them.
July 15, 2021
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How to automatically translate websites in Google Chrome
Any way you want it, Google can translate it.
July 8, 2021
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How to back up iPhone contacts to a Google account
So if you're an iPhone user looking to save your contacts on your Google account, we've got you covered. This tutorial will show you how to back up your iPhone contacts to your Google account in a jiffy.
July 30, 2021
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How to back up iPhone photos and video with iCloud Photos turned off
Many people want to sync one set of photos and videos across their devices, but not everybody.
October 14, 2021
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How to back up your iPhone or iPad
How do you make sure you don't lose your photos, messages, and other data? Back up your iPhone and iPad now!
September 20, 2021
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How to block and report text spam
No strategy is 100 percent effective, but you can stop much of it
June 29, 2021
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How to block and silence robocalls on your iPhone
Your carrier offers surprisingly robust tools to shut down spammers.
July 9, 2021
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How to blur your background on a Google Meet call
That can also be the case with regular backgrounds, which might include personal items or even, let's face it, a mess you just don't want anyone to see.
July 27, 2021
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How to buy a new iPhone or Android phone in 2021: Our top shopping tips
From battery life and camera skills to finding big discounts in the sales, here's what to look for when buying a new iPhone or Android phone in 2021.
July 1, 2021
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How to change your Android phone's clock to 24-hour time
There are hundreds of uses for a smartphone. But a staple function will always be its clock. You can change your Android phone's clock to a 24-hour time format to avoid mixing up your AMs and PMs.
June 4, 2021
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How to change your iPhone's text size for a specific app
In iOS 15, you can have a different text size for each app
July 16, 2021
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How to change your lock screen shortcuts on Android 12 on a Pixel
Android 12 is bringing a lot of enhancements to the best Android phones, and one that is a little overlooked is the ability to adjust smart home tech from your lock screen.
September 30, 2021
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How to check how many battery cycles is your Apple iPhone battery on
Batteries degrade, and iPhones in particular are far from immune. So have you ever wondered if there is a way to check how many battery cycles your iPhone has? Having that exact number could give you precise information about the status of your battery.
September 30, 2021
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How to Check if Your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro is Affected by the Sound Issue
Apple recently discovered that some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models have a failing component which causes sound issues. The company has announced a new service program for the affected models which will fix the issue.
August 30, 2021
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How to choose the right UEM platform
Unified Endpoint Management software lets IT manage all of an organization's endpoint devices -- smartphones, laptops, desktops, printers, IoT devices, and more -- from a single management console.
October 14, 2021
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How to choose what your iPhone backs up to iCloud
You can manually select what app data gets backed up to iCloud if you're running low on space.
August 13, 2021
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How to Clear History and Browsing Data in Safari on iPhone and iPad
If you want to browse the internet freely on your iPhone or iPad without the feeling that someone might snoop into your history, you can always delete it.
June 18, 2021
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How to control activity tracking by apps on your iPhone or iPad
You can tell iOS and iPadOS apps not to track your activity. Here's how.
September 7, 2021
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How to create a FaceTime call link on iPhone and iPad
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 allow you to create links for FaceTime calls, so it's easier than ever to connect in person.
September 21, 2021
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How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad
New to the Apple ecosystem? Your first step is to sign up for an Apple ID.
May 11, 2021
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How to customize swipe gestures on the Gmail app
Get rid of those crap emails quickly
June 11, 2021
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How to deregister an email or phone number associated with iMessage and FaceTime
Good advice if you've changed your details or plan to switch to a non-Apple device.
August 30, 2021
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How to disable 5G on a Google Pixel phone
If you can get it, 5G is the fastest mobile internet connection available right now. All of the best Android phones come with 5G capability, including Pixel phones from fall 2020 onward, such as the Pixel 5a 5G.
September 10, 2021
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How to enable Adaptive Sound on your Google Pixel phone
Google's Pixel phones are some of the best Android phones you can buy, and not just because of their amazing cameras and hardware. Arguably the best reason to purchase a Pixel is the software available on the phones, from exclusive Pixel features to quarterly Pixel feature drops. One such underrated but important recent Pixel drop is called Adaptive Sound.
August 31, 2021
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How to enable and use end-to-end encryption in the Google Messages app
It's time to practice safe texting.
September 30, 2021
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How to enable and use one-handed mode in Android 12
If you need a bit of help reaching all the elements of the Android UI, the 12th iteration of the OS has a helping hand to offer with one-handed mode.
September 21, 2021
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How to enable automatic call recording in the Google Phone app
Recording calls can be handy for several reasons, from taking notes afterward to personal security. You can manually record calls on Android phones.
July 1, 2021
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How to enable dark mode in Google Search for desktop
After what feels like an eternity, Google is bringing dark mode to Google Search for the desktop. The update is now rolling out globally, and like most server-side changes, you don't have to do anything to receive it -- you should automatically see the toggle to enable dark mode in the Search settings.
September 10, 2021
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How to Enable Portrait Mode Effect During FaceTime Call in iOS 15
You can blur out the background and enable portrait mode effect during a FaceTime call in iOS 15 and iPadOS, here's how you can enable it.
September 23, 2021
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How to enable two-factor authentication on your Google account
Using two-factor verification makes sure that you -- and only you -- have access to your Google account.
October 14, 2021
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How to erase your iPhone, iPad, or Mac remotely after a theft
You can ensure your data remains safe through erasure.
July 26, 2021
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How to FaceTime Android users from iPhone
Apple's iPhone 13 has been announced and iOS 15 is finally hitting existing devices. With it come a ton of improvements to Safari, Photos, widgets, and FaceTime. More to the point, you can now -- gasp -- join FaceTime call with Android and Windows devices. Wha-a-a-at?
September 21, 2021
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How to find out which Android apps are using the most memory
Did you know there's a way to check and see how much memory each app is using on your Android device? Jack Wallen shows you how.
October 12, 2021
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How to fix group message replies that appear as individual ones on your iPhone
If you're not all using an Apple device, you might find your group messages break down into individual replies.
October 1, 2021
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How to force Flex Mode for apps on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of the most unique phones on the market, and with that unique folding form factor comes a load of unique features. Once you've gone through the first things to do with your Fold 3 checklist, it's time to get those apps set up for Flex Mode.
September 14, 2021
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How to Force Restart iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro if It's Stuck
No matter how powerful the chipset is in your smartphone, the operating system can always freeze on you. Moreover, the iPhone 13 is no exception even with its latest A15 Bionic chip.
September 28, 2021
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How to free up storage space on Android
One of the most important features of your smartphone is its storage. It's how you download your favorite apps, save all of your special photos, download music playlists for long road trips -- you name it.
May 27, 2021
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How to get a VPN: Why you need one & how to download
The process of how to get a VPN can be super simple if you just go online, download the first you see, and install it. But, in reality, it's far more complex than that.
May 6, 2021
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How to get rid of those irritating Chat and Rooms tabs in mobile Gmail
Reclaim your email space on Android phones and iPhones
August 24, 2021
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How to get your free SIM card from Mint Mobile
When you make your first prepaid data purchase through Mint Mobile, you'll receive a welcome package in the mail that will include your required SIM card at no additional charge.
May 20, 2021
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How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade
No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.
July 29, 2021
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How to hear your screen read aloud in Android 11
You can listen to text and other elements on the screen read aloud via a couple of options in the latest flavor of Android.
May 7, 2021
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How to hide apps from your iPhone's home screen using iOS 14
Clean up your home screen without deleting apps
May 6, 2021
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How to join a WhatsApp call after it's already started
WhatsApp has launched a 'joinable calls' feature
July 19, 2021
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How to locate your Android phone with Google's Find My Device
You can ring it, lock it, or erase it
August 13, 2021
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How to make a FaceTime call on iPhone, iPad, or Mac
Stay in touch with family and friends easily with Apple's own built-in app, FaceTime.
June 10, 2021
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How to make a Material You adaptive icon pack with Icon Pack Studio
We can go beyond Pixel's one-note icons and do it for free.
August 31, 2021
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How to make Android 12's device control panel easier to access
Bring one of Android's best features back to the forefront
August 24, 2021
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How to Make Google Assistant Read Any Webpage Aloud
The Google Assistant is far ahead of the competition when we talk about digital assistants on smartphones. While Apple is making gigantic improvements in Siri, Google's virtual assistant seems to seamlessly fit in our daily lives.
July 20, 2021
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How to make group FaceTime calls on iPhone and iPad
With group FaceTime, you can get on a FaceTime video or audio call with up to 31 other people at once.
August 24, 2021
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How to make the iPhone keyboard bigger
The iPhone 12 mini and the soon-to-be iPhone 13 mini are quite the rare species in 2021 -- tiny smartphones with flagship specs. But the convenience of a small phone comes with a problem many people will face -- the on-screen iPhone 12 mini keyboard is too tiny.
August 20, 2021
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How to make your iPhone faster? Why, change the region to France
Remember the iPhone battery degradation and performance throttling scandal? Yeah, how could one forget Apple eating crow and swapping their battery for free. This whole debacle, it turns out, has provided one unexpected way to make your iPhone run iOS faster. How?
August 24, 2021
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How to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive
Are your iOS or iPadOS backups taking up too much space on your hard drive? Try moving them to an external drive.
August 16, 2021
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How to mute, block, and report spam on iMessage for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to put up with any iMessages you don't want to
September 7, 2021
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How to play irritating WhatsApp voice messages faster
Truncate the pain
June 4, 2021
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How to prevent site notification popups in Google Chrome
One of the most annoying things about surfing the web back in the wild west days of the early internet was pop-up ads. Do you remember those?
May 6, 2021
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How to preview links in Chrome on Android
Previewing a link in Chrome on Android is a useful feature. When you're browsing the web, you don't necessarily always want to open every link you encounter.
May 25, 2021
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How to quickly delete the last 15 minutes of search history on your iPhone
We won't ask why.
July 19, 2021
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How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac
Save those FaceTime calls for later.
August 19, 2021
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How to recycle, trade in, donate or sell your iPhone 12
Now's the time to upgrade and earn some cash to spend on one of the new phones Apple is set to announce this week.
September 13, 2021
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How to remove or change trusted phone numbers from an Apple ID account
You might have a number that should no longer be associated with two-factor authentication on your account.
May 21, 2021
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How to replace a lost or damaged S Pen for your Samsung Galaxy Note
Whether you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or any of the previous models, you want to keep track of your S Pen. This seems easy enough, but it's not uncommon for small accessories like this to get misplaced.
May 27, 2021
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How to report scam apps in the App Store
This should reduce duplicates
October 4, 2021
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How to save email attachments on iPhone and iPad
You can save your email attachments to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more!
July 30, 2021
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How to schedule messages on Slack
Get that message across on time
July 2, 2021
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How to send iMessages on iPhone or iPad
iMessage lets you send text, photos, video, audio, and more!
September 20, 2021
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How to set a photographic style on iPhone 13
Photographic Styles are a new iPhone 13-only feature that can make your photos look better than ever before you even snap them.
September 28, 2021
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How to set Google Search History to auto-delete on Android
If you don't like the idea of your Android search history being saved, Jack Wallen wants to show you how to set it to auto-delete.
July 1, 2021
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How to set per-app text size on iPhone and iPad
Text too small or too big in your favorite app? Try changing the size with Text Size in iOS 15.
July 27, 2021
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How to set up Account Recovery contacts on iPhone and iPad
If you lose access to your Apple ID, a friend or family member can help you out in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
June 28, 2021
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How to set up the Contacts widget on iPhone and iPad
The Contacts widget will keep your most important contacts accessible to you on your Home screen -- here's how to set it up.
July 20, 2021
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How to set your caller ID for FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
How do I use another email address for FaceTime?
September 10, 2021
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How to set your favorite scenes and accessories in the Home app
How do I set my favorite scenes and accessories in the Home app? It's simple!
June 1, 2021
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How to share events with Calendar for iPhone and iPad
Keep business and personal agendas on track with a shared calendar on iPhone and iPad.
August 16, 2021
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How to share web pages, photos, and more with Siri on iPhone and iPad
Siri can help you share a bunch more content in iOS 15
July 13, 2021
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How to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12
You've been there. A friend comes over with their new Android phone, and within the first five minutes, they ask the question, "Hey, what's the Wi-Fi password?" Rather than having to tell them the password is "IAmAParasite" (which is the best guest password ever, by the way), wouldn't it be easier just to hold up your phone and let your friend scan a QR code?
August 19, 2021
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How to stop archived WhatsApp chats from popping back to your inbox
No more useless chats in the inbox
August 20, 2021
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How to stop Google Maps from storing your location
Google Maps is an amazing service that we're lucky to have, but sometimes people want to stop Google from storing their location data. Despite its obvious utility, the fact that Google Maps collects so much personal information makes many people nervous.
August 24, 2021
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How to stop iPhone 13 Pro's ultra-wide camera from auto switching to macro mode
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are certainly amongst the best camera phones of 2021. The brand new sensors on Apple's latest flagships, as well as newly added tricks like Cinematic mode and macro photography, only make the already improved and reliable cameras on the iPhone 13 Pro better.
October 1, 2021
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How to switch carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Best Answer: If you want to keep your current phone, it needs to be unlocked and compatible with a new carrier. To keep your number, you need to port the number with the new carrier. Remember not to cancel your old account until the port is complete.
August 26, 2021
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How to sync Android to Zorin OS 16
Jack Wallen walks you through the process of connecting Zorin OS to Android for easy file sharing, SMS management and more.
September 7, 2021
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How to toggle Macro camera mode on iPhone 13, iPhone 12, or iPhone 11
Unfortunately, the fancy ultrawide camera sensor with autofocus and new Macro mode allowing it to be used from up to an inch distance from the object is not present on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, yet another reason to pass them on the way to the Pro models.
October 7, 2021
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How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone
Now that the best iPhone lineup is here with the iPhone 13, you may have a shiny new iPhone in your hands. However, you want to transfer the data that you had on your previous iPhone to your new one -- but how do you go about that? There are a few different ways that you can accomplish this, whether you want to just use iCloud or go through a hardwired connection with your Mac or PC.
September 24, 2021
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How to transfer your Google Authenticator 2FA to a new phone
It’s a little more complicated than just copying data
October 12, 2021
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How to troubleshoot FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
Having problems with FaceTime? Here's what you should do to try and fix them.
September 13, 2021
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How to turn off ads on your Samsung Phone
Samsung makes some of the very best Android phones money can buy, but as great as they are, they're all plagued by something kind of infuriating -- pesky advertisements.
August 19, 2021
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How to turn your old Samsung phone into a smart home sensor through SmartThings
Currently, functionality is limited to a light sensor or a sound sensor. Some use cases include using SmartThings to turn on your smart lights when it gets dark (regardless of the time of day) or using an old smartphone as a baby monitor or broken glass alarm.
May 20, 2021
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How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw
Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner.
September 13, 2021
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How to use Android 12's clever new auto-rotate system
Improve your screen with an extra dose of intelligence
August 20, 2021
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How to use App Tracking Transparency on iPhone and iPad
App Tracking Transparency lets you decide whether or not apps should be able to track your activity. Here's how to use it.
May 6, 2021
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How to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone and iPad
If you can't use hardware buttons to control your software on iOS and iPadOS, then you need AssistiveTouch. Here's how to turn it on!
July 9, 2021
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How to use Background Sounds on iPhone and iPad
When you need a little bit of a push to concentrate or go to sleep, use Background Sounds.
September 28, 2021
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How to use Cinematic Mode on iPhone 13
Cinematic Mode on the iPhone 13 lineup lets you feel like a real filmmaker. Here's how to use it.
September 28, 2021
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How to use Face ID on iPhone and iPad Pro
Here are the ins and outs of using Face ID for everything from unlocking your iPhone or iPad Pro to auto-filling passwords in Safari.
September 24, 2021
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How to use Google Calendar Time Insights to track your productivity
Google added a useful new feature called Time Insights to Google Calendar in August. You can now see the amount of time you've spent on specific events in your Calendar but only on desktop.
October 1, 2021
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How to use Google's Live Transcribe app
Google's Live Transcribe is an app that listens to what's going on around it and translates in real-time any text it hears onto your phone screen.
July 29, 2021
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How to use Hide My Email on iPhone and iPad
Hide My Email will let you use a "dummy" email address without giving away your real email address.
June 28, 2021
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How to use iCloud Private Relay on iPhone and iPad
iCloud Private Relay is a new feature in iOS 15 that makes your web browsing more secure.
October 8, 2021
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How to use iOS 15's Focus modes to quickly customize your iPhone's homescreen
Switch to your custom icon layouts faster
September 10, 2021
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How to use iOS 15's new Live Text feature
A guide to Apple's new OCR feature
July 1, 2021
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How to Use iOS 15's Portrait Mode for Photos and Videos on Instagram, Snapchat, More
Apple released iOS 15 to the general public last month and the company has also released a subsequent update that fixes initial bugs. iOS 15 is a major update considering the number of features it brings to the table.
October 8, 2021
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How to use iPhone's location tracking
You can also share your location with individual friends
September 17, 2021
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How to use Live Captions on your Android phone
One of the most low-key cool features added to Android phones is Live Captions. Google even recently added it to desktop Chrome browsers.
August 6, 2021
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How to use Macro mode on iPhone 13 Pro
It's a great new feature on the iPhone 13 Pro series. However, not everyone is thrilled about it.
September 24, 2021
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How to use Memoji stickers on iPhone and iPad
You can make your own Memoji sticker pack for iMessage -- no Face ID needed.
August 26, 2021
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How to use Portrait Mode in FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
With iOS 15, you can blur your background with Portrait Mode in FaceTime calls. Here's how to use it.
June 24, 2021
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How to use Quick Note on iPad
Never let those important bits of information escape you again with the help of Quick Note in iPadOS 15.
October 1, 2021
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How to use SharePlay
Using the new FaceTime feature on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey
July 16, 2021
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How to use SharePlay with FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
Here's a first look at SharePlay, coming with iOS 15.1.
October 1, 2021
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How to use spatial audio in FaceTime on iPhone and iPad
Enjoy a better audio experience on FaceTime calls in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
September 23, 2021
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How to use the Call Screen feature on your Google Pixel and other Android phones
Google Assistant is one of the most useful features for some of the best Android phones. But, one of the most interesting and useful features is limited to the Google Pixel lineup is Call Screening, which uses automated prompts and Google Assistant to ask unknown callers why they're calling, without you ever having to pick up the phone.
June 21, 2021
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How to use the Magnifier on iPhone and iPad
The Magnifier feature on your iPhone or iPad can help you get a closer look at the things around you when you need it.
July 2, 2021
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How to use the search feature in WhatsApp for Android
Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. When you have a lot of friends, messages, and contacts flying around, it can be hard to keep track of what is where.
May 17, 2021
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How to use Visual Look Up on iPhone and iPad
Visual Look Up is a new iOS 15 feature that lets you get information on various things in your photos. Here's how to use it.
June 24, 2021
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How to use widgets on your iPhone Home screen
Spruce up your Home screen and make it more functional with widgets.
September 14, 2021
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How to use YouTube's gestures to make it bearable on a portrait-locked phone
The 'swipe to full-screen' gesture is exactly what we needed
May 6, 2021
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How to view and read privacy labels in the Mac App Store
Apple has made it easy to see which apps gather data about you and how they use it with App Store privacy labels.
August 5, 2021
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How to view your Android notification history
Seeing your notifications at a glance on your smartphone is super helpful, but sometimes those notifications can get out of hand. If you're like me, you've probably been a bit too aggressive on dismissing or even accidentally deleting messages before you actually looked at them.
September 23, 2021
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How vivo X60 / X60 Pro Enhances Your Gaming Experience!
Most smartphones are capable of playing games, but vivo shares how their X60 and X60 Pro smartphones offer features that significantly enhances your gaming experience!
May 7, 2021
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How waterproof is my phone? What IP ratings really mean.
Best Answer: IP ratings refer to the "International Protection Marking" ratings given after a series of tests were performed to see how much dust and water can enter your phone and under what circumstances. Each number and letter stands for a different level of protection, and the full list of them follows below.
September 13, 2021
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How would Samsung cut the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 2 prices but add new features?
We heard at the beginning of the month that Samsung is preparing a notable reduction in the starting price of its 2021 foldable phone line representatives - the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 2.
June 22, 2021
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HTC reports another decent month of revenue gains
Although HTC recently reported another quarterly loss, profitability is improving. At the same time, revenue growth is close to turning green and the latest monthly numbers show that the third quarter is off to a good start.
August 12, 2021
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HTC reports another quarterly loss, but things are improving
The second quarter is over and former smartphone giant HTC has announced its financial results. The Taiwanese brand posted another loss, though the situation continues to improve.
July 30, 2021
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HTC reports another revenue drop ahead of new 5G phone and VR headset launches
HTC's revenue has been on a steep and constant decline for the past nine years but in 2021 the brand is close to reporting year-on-year growth. However, its latest monthly revenue report highlights the struggle ahead.
June 4, 2021
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HTC survives another month, but revenue is down again
HTC has survived another month. It hasn't released new products since June and that shows in its latest revenue numbers, which were down a considerable 15.3% in what's typically a stronger summer month for the brand.
September 7, 2021
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Huawei accounted for just 4% of smartphone shipments in Q1 2021
Huawei became the world's largest smartphone manufacturer in the second quarter of 2020, but three months later Samsung had replaced it as the leader. Fast forward another six months and Huawei's shipments nosedived.
June 10, 2021
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Huawei announces $100 million investment for Asia Pacific start-ups
The Chinese firm Huawei has announced that it will be investing $100 million in the start-up scene in several Asia Pacific countries to help create a sustainable ecosystem that will benefit the region.
August 3, 2021
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Huawei announces Harmony OS 2.0-inspired EMUI 12 update for its phones
As you would expect, the latest version of EMUI brings a bunch of new features.
August 27, 2021
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Huawei experiences largest-ever revenue fall as sanctions crush its consumer division
"Our aim is to survive"
August 6, 2021
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Huawei hardware with Google services: Honor Magic 3 flagship marks a return to the global market
Three new Honor phones featuring Google Services are getting a widespread release
August 12, 2021
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Huawei launches P50 series smartphones with striking camera designs, but no 5G support
Huawei's latest flagship-class smartphones continue the Chinese company's track record of releasing devices with premium specs including some seriously impressive cameras and powerful processors. But the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro are noteworthy for a few other reasons as well.
July 29, 2021
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Huawei Mate X2: Tasting the future with this nearly $3,000 foldable phone
The Mate X2 gives you the ability to carry a full-size tablet in your pocket.
June 4, 2021
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HUAWEI nova 8i Specifications + Features Leaked!
HUAWEI is about to launch the nova 8i smartphone, but some of its specifications and details have leaked!
June 25, 2021
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Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are here: impressive cameras, Snapdragon power, no 5G
Months behind schedule for reasons that are obvious, the Huawei P50 series was announced in China this morning with HarmonyOS on board and a sophisticated camera system.
July 29, 2021
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Huawei P50 Pro camera samples: iPhone & Galaxy slayer with unseen zoom
As you might know, the Huawei P50 & P50 Pro became official yesterday. The P40 series successors carry a brand new design on the front and a polarizing yet original rear panel. Some call the camera bump a stovetop because it resembles... a cooker.
July 30, 2021
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Huawei P50 renders leak showing a unique camera bump
Official renders of the upcoming Huawei P50 series have apparently leaked, courtesy of Twitter user @RODENT950. The two images show off the camera bump and confirm that the Chinese company is once again going for a unique design compared to just about everything else.
May 13, 2021
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Huawei patents phone with curved 'Arc Display' and under-display selfie camera
Curved screens aren't for everyone, but that hasn't stopped Huawei from experimenting with them on recent devices and a new patent suggests that it could soon take things to the next level.
August 20, 2021
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Huawei revenue plunges further in 'challenging times'
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's second-quarter revenue plunged 38 percent, according to figures released Friday, with smartphone sales suffering from US sanctions and the offloading of its budget brand Honor.
August 6, 2021
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Huawei's ability to eavesdrop on Dutch mobile users is a wake-up call for the telecoms industry
Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN. The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by consultancy firm Capgemini, which KPN commissioned to evaluate the risks of working with Huawei infrastructure.
May 11, 2021
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Huawei's HarmonyOS 2 hits 10 million active users in one week
Even though Huawei is marketing HarmonyOS 2 as an in-house operating system, research has shown that it's an Android fork. Some people have taken issue to that, but it hasn't stopped millions of users adopting it.
June 10, 2021
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Huawei's HarmonyOS gets an "Oscar": brings home a Red Dot Design Award
Huawei's HarmonyOS alternative to the Google-laden Android has been steadily rolling out to devices over the past three months. We just recently reported that HarmonyOS 2.0 is on track to hit 100 million devices this year and it seems users are happy with it so far.
September 3, 2021
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Huawei's latest flagship phone has HarmonyOS, a Qualcomm SoC, and no 5G
Facing export ban and chip shortage, Huawei is scraping together what it can find.
July 30, 2021
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Huge new leak seems to confirm Google's US Pixel 6 5G price, Pixel Pass, and more
While nowhere near as well-established as Blass in the mobile tech leaking business, Lee has been coming up through the ranks of late, proving his reliability in multiple videos on his YouTube account This Is Tech Today over the last few weeks.
October 11, 2021
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I couldn't stop this Android bug from eating up all of my phone's storage
And there's still no fix in sight
July 29, 2021
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I gave my 75-year-old grandpa his first smartphone: here's what happened
Nowadays, almost everyone has had a smartphone for quite some time. The smartphone revolution caused by the first iPhone and Android phones took the world by storm, and it is clear there is no turning back to classic phones.
September 30, 2021
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I installed Android 11 on a Samsung Galaxy S2, and it was better than I expected
Running a ten-year-old phone with a modern version of Android may be a lousy idea for day-to-day operations, but it's an impressive technical showcase.
July 30, 2021
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I switched from big Android phones to the iPhone 13 mini: Any regrets?
Over the last few years I've been through a steady stream of huge Android phones with big batteries, big screens, and as is to be expected – heavy builds.
October 12, 2021
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I'd love iPhones with USB-C. It seems Apple might someday make them
Commentary: The way Apple sings USB-C's praises and offers it in its new iPad Mini could signal that the iPhone ecosystem will drop Apple's proprietary Lightning port.
September 18, 2021
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IEEE Gives Bluetooth Version Thumbs Up
The global standards body approves 802.15.1, a standard adapted from the Bluetooth specification. the Premier Event for Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.
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If Apple wants to fix its App Store problem, it should allow sideloading
The Macalope has suggestions for Apple to fix the App Store.
June 29, 2021
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If Samsung still plans on releasing Galaxy S21 FE, it has one less thing to worry about
If this is some kind of promotional strategy, Samsung has taken it too far. The rumored Galaxy S21 FE, a toned-down version of the Galaxy S21, was first expected to make an appearance at the August Unpacked event.
September 30, 2021
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If TSMC increases the price of its chips, iPhones might not be the only Apple products seeing a small price bump
Yesterday saw the news that Apple chip supplier TSMC is set to increase how much it charges for the silicon that goes into iPhones. It's thought that could, in turn, impact the price we pay for those iPhones, starting with the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup.
August 27, 2021
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If your fingerprint sensor dies, so does Samsung Pass
If you've ever been a Samsung smartphone user, you are most likely well familiar with Samsung Pass. The app is native to all modern fingerprint sensor-equipped Android phones produced by the Korean giant, and is widely used to save and store login information safely and securely, behind a fingerprint lock.
September 23, 2021
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IMEI leak suggests upcoming OnePlus 10, or a Nord in 2022
A leaked new entry in the IMEI database has revealed that OnePlus is working on a new smartphone, which could end up being either the OnePlus 10 or an another addition to its Nord line.
August 16, 2021
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Important new update rolls out to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to improve Touch Bezel 'usability'
Unveiled less than a month ago, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic made such a great first impression that they essentially instantly cracked our list of the best smartwatches money can buy in 2021, improving on their already good Tizen-powered predecessor from both a hardware and especially a software standpoint.
September 9, 2021
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In its infinite grace, Apple finally lets users rate its apps
This was in stark contrast to third-party apps which prominently feature ratings and reviews to facilitate a user in deciding whether the app is worth their time.
September 30, 2021
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In praise of Apple's new Contacts widget for iPhones and iPads
The Home Screen widget turns your device into a powerful contact and communication management system.
July 16, 2021
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In-app purchase alternative from Paddle will see apps rejected, says expert
"Developers will presumably see their apps rejected when they incorporate the Paddle API, and rightly so."
October 7, 2021
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India's second COVID wave is forcing smartphone makers to delay new launches
Most smartphone makers expect the second wave of COVID-19 to dent consumer demand significantly.
May 11, 2021
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Indian government withdraws letter over iMessage compliance with new government rules
Aletter written to Apple by India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has reportedly been withdrawn after parties reached an understanding about the compliance of iMessage with new laws introduced in India.
July 15, 2021
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Indian iPhone sales set to grow by over 50% as Apple boosts local production
The iPhone has never been a huge success in India, but over time it continues to gather pace and the latest expectation from industry analysts is that sales will reach new highs in the current financial year.
September 6, 2021
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Intel to build chips for Qualcomm; hopes to rival TSMC, Samsung by 2025
TSMC and Samsung, the two top contract foundries in the world, will soon have a new rival. Reuters reports that yesterday Intel announced that it will start producing chips for other companies such as Qualcomm and Amazon. Intel expects to challenge TSMC and Samsung by 2025.
July 27, 2021
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Intel's 10nm Tiger Lake H Mobility CPUs Decimate AMD's 5900 HX Mobility Flagship In Benchmarks
Intel had already launched the first iteration of Tiger Lake some time ago on the 10nm SuperFin process and it was a work of art. It had a single-core score in Cinebench that was the only x86 processor to beat the Apple M1 but had one major flaw: it was limited to just 4 cores.
May 11, 2021
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[Infographic] Capture and Share Every Moment With Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Tailored to complement the creative use of smartphone cameras to capture unique digital content for social media, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G makes the whole process more streamlined than ever before. Packed with an array of functionalities, the device allows you to capture and share dynamic content hassle free.
September 9, 2021
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[Infographic] The Reasons Why It's Time To Take Galaxy Z Fold3 5G's Main Display Seriously
With more screen real estate, Samsung's foldable devices provide more space for users to work and play. Galaxy Z Fold3 5G's Main Screen expands the canvas even further, delivering a range of unique entertainment and productivity features that take the foldable smartphone experience to the next level.
September 7, 2021
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[Interview] How Samsung and Intel Are Paving the Way to the Future of Mobile Computing
PCs have become permanently woven into the fabric of everyday life, helping us connect to the wider world, work remotely, stay in touch with friends and family, and find outlets for creativity and relaxation.
May 21, 2021
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Investor warns Apple to compromise with antitrust regulators
"Unless Apple rethinks its approach, regulators will likely have no choice but to undermine its advantage in privacy and security."
September 10, 2021
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Ionic Portals Aims to Simplify the Integration of Web Apps into iOS and Android Native Code
Ionic describes its new web view component, Ionic Portals, as a "supercharged" version of the native web view controls available on iOS and Android. It aims to make it easier for developers to integrate web apps with native code in an efficient way.
October 14, 2021
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iOS 14 basics: how to quit an app on your iPhone
If an app misbehaves, here's how to stop it
June 4, 2021
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iOS 14 tracking changes sees big ad spending drop, tumbling prices
Users seem to be overwhelmingly choosing not to be tracked by apps.
May 25, 2021
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iOS 14.7 Prevents iPhones with Touch ID to Unlock Apple Watch, Apple has Acknowledged this Issue
After updating to iOS 14.7, many users with a Touch ID iPhone have noticed that they cannot unlock their Apple Watch. Apple knows it's a very real issue and is promising a fix.
July 20, 2021
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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 make Apple's Notes more notable than ever: All new features
Notes - the app where you store your breakup template messages, and unstarted to-do lists from six months ago... Apple knows we love the Notes app, and the company's been working hard to improve the user experience with a number of brand new features, as well as improved existing ones.
June 10, 2021
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iOS 15 and macOS Monterey include option to simulate virtual spatial audio for all songs
It means enjoying some of the benefits of spatial audio for all songs!
June 9, 2021
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iOS 15 brings great new features to Apple Maps
Apple has officially announced the arrival of some great new features to Apple Maps when it launches iOS 15 in 2021.
June 9, 2021
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iOS 15 gives you better tools to fight the firehose of notifications -- with a catch
App developers can slide into your notification center more easily
June 11, 2021
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iOS 15 Lets You Turn Off Automatic Night Mode Switching on iPhone -- Here's How
Apple's Night Mode on its latest iPhone models is great as it intelligently lights up the environment with software. If you are in a darker environment, your iPhone will automatically shift to the Dark Mode and there is no toggle to switch it off.
August 16, 2021
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iOS 15 reportedly has a much slower adoption rate than iOS 14
iOS 15 was released to the public just three days ago, on September 20, 2021, with a pretty big change of heart in tow - it was the first iOS update ever to be non-compulsory, which allows willing iOS 14 users to, well, remain on iOS 14 for now.
September 23, 2021
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iOS 15 review: Forget quantity, Focus on quality
Apple's annual update is leaner than usual, but that's OK.
October 5, 2021
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iOS 15 Safari redesign: former Google designer explains why Google tried a similar thing and abandoned it
The iOS 15 beta version will introduce many interesting new features to iPhones, and a redesign of the default Safari browser seems to be one of them.
July 26, 2021
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iOS 15 should be tailored to make the iPhone 12 Pro more pro
Commentary: It's time for Apple's "pro" phones to get software that actually makes them more professional.
June 4, 2021
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iOS 15 tip: How to schedule FaceTime calls with Android and Windows users
Apple is improving cross-platform usage by allowing users to join via a web browser on Android, Windows and other platforms. In addition, FaceTime calls can now be scheduled in advance of a meeting.
August 26, 2021
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iOS 15: How to scan text almost anywhere
Quickly input scanned text from the real world in almost any app.
September 3, 2021
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iOS 15: How to search inside your photos using Visual Look Up
ID plants, animals, and landmarks with Apple's new AI-powered tool.
July 20, 2021
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iOS 15: How to translate any text on your iPhone
iOS 15 is out as a developer beta, and we've been working hard to disseminate all of the highlights of an otherwise not very exciting iOS update.
June 9, 2021
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iOS 15: How to turn off Night mode
Night Mode isn't always what you want, and the fact that it auto-enables itself can annoy experienced users.
October 14, 2021
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iOS 15: How to use the awesome new Live Text feature
With iOS 15, text recognition is built right into Camera, Photos, and Safari.
July 15, 2021
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iOS 15: What we know about the next software update for iPhones
The annual rite of passage kicked off Monday for anyone who owns--or plans to buy--an iPhone.
May 25, 2021
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iOS 15.0.2 fixes a zero-day vulnerability but Apple hasn't given credit to the researcher who found it
Researcher Denis Tokarev has been outspoken about Apple's security practices of late.
October 14, 2021
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iOS and iPadOS 15 bring new improvements in Face ID security
Well, we didn't get any such improvements, but thanks to a new document shared by Apple Support, we now know that Face ID will at least have more advanced security coming with iOS 15.
September 21, 2021
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iPhone 6S after 5 years: A living legend
Apple's known for long-term software support of older devices, and if they keep updating an iPhone for five years, the reason must be because people are still using it.
May 25, 2021
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iPhone 12 drives record smartphone shipments in Japan
Apple took nearly half of the smartphone market in Japan last year.
May 20, 2021
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iPhone 12 is the world's best selling phone so far in 2021 and Galaxy S21 isn't even close
The iPhone 12 line has been a huge success ever since it launched last October, so it'll come as no surprise to hear that Apple's newest flagship smartphones absolutely dominated the market in every way last quarter.
May 21, 2021
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iPhone 12 mini "Reached End-of-Life Ahead of Time" As Production Ends Due to Poor Sale Performance
Apple's iPhone 12 series is a hit pertaining to its high sale since its launch. However, the most underperforming model from the series was the iPhone 12 mini compared to the rest of the models.
June 21, 2021
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iPhone 12 more popular than iPhone 11, installed base figures show
"The iPhone 11 series' share in the total iPhone installed base was at 15% in Q1 2020 compared to the iPhone 12 series' 16% in Q1 2021."
June 1, 2021
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iPhone 12 not playing sound? Apple has a service program for that
Phones made between October 2020 and April 2021 could have a receiver module that fails during phone calls.
August 30, 2021
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iPhone 12 Pro Max Dominates U.S. iPhone Sales Chart for Q3; iPhone 12 mini Had the Smallest Share
For the quarter ending June 2021, U.S. iPhone sales were dominated by none other than Apple's latest and greatest iPhone 12 series. However, out of the four models, the biggest member, the iPhone 12 Pro Max had the highest market share, while unsurprisingly, the iPhone 12 mini was dead last.
July 15, 2021
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iPhone 12 review: In 2021, it's still an excellent buy
5G support, a new striking design, improved cameras and four models all add up to make the iPhone 12 an absolute unit.
September 24, 2021
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iPhone 12 showing strong sales despite upcoming iPhone 13 release
The iPhone 12 family seems to be performing quite well even with just two months remaining until the release of iPhone 13 models, states investment bank JP Morgan. The statement is based on a note for investors sent from a JP Morgan analyst - Samik Chatterjee (via AppleInsider).
July 13, 2021
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iPhone 12 takes one-third of Q1 smartphone revenue, says Counterpoint
Counterpoint says Q1 2021 saw a record-setting $100 billion smartphone quarter.
May 21, 2021
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iPhone 12 water test: How deep can Apple's phone really go?
We dunked Apple's iPhone 12 in the chilly, deep waters of Lake Tahoe to find out what would happen.
June 24, 2021
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iPhone 13 adds hours to a single battery charge, Apple says
The iPhone 13 batteries will last longer than those in the iPhone 12 for a combination of reasons, including the new A15 Bionic chip.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 and 13 Pro review: If you could have three wishes
The new iPhone offers better battery life, superior cameras, and great screens.
September 24, 2021
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iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini Now Able to Shoot Dolby Vision Video in 4K at 60fps
Apple launched the iPhone 13 series last month and the devices have been received pretty well. While the new series bring improvements as a whole, Apple has greatly emphasized the camera capabilities of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models.
October 7, 2021
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iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Announced, Have Big Improvements For Games
The new A15 Bionic chips sounds like a big Apple silicon upgrade for the bursting mobile gaming scene.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Feature Dual-eSIM Support
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are dual-SIM smartphones and you can have multiple eSIM phone numbers active at the same time.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know about Apple's flagship phones
Learn all about the key features, specs, pricing, availability and other details about Apple's 2021 release of iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 mini.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Face ID tweak could work with masks, sunglasses
Apple is reportedly testing a new system that can recognize users in masks.
August 26, 2021
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iPhone 13 family appears in Eurasian regulatory database, no surprises
The iPhone 13 models have just made the rounds over the Eurasian Economic Commission well ahead of their autumn release, 9To5Mac reports. Rolling under the A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645 model numbers, the upcoming iPhones' listings with the Eurasian Economic Commission don't really spill the beans on anything noteworthy about the upcoming devices.
June 11, 2021
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iPhone 13 Features a 20 Percent Smaller Notch But it is a Tad Bit Taller
Apple just launched the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models. The new models come with faster internals, improved cameras, and enhanced battery life.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 is further proof that the phone is quietly turning into an AR machine
Commentary: Faster processors with better graphics and more advanced cameras could make the iPhone 13 an augmented reality powerhouse.
September 17, 2021
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iPhone 13 mini is official: the redux of the cute monster
Last year's iPhone 12 mini was really good... if you were in the market for a really small smartphone (by today's standards) that also happens to be unreasonably powerful.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Mini: Apple's latest pocket rocket promises to be small but mighty
The smaller sibling to the iPhone 13 packs the A15 Bionic chip and Apple's latest dual-camera system.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 much less likely to lure Android users, survey reveals
18% of Android users are considering the switch, according to SellCell...
August 31, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max announced with 120Hz, bigger batteries and Pro camera features
Apple has just officially unveiled four new iPhone 13 models, and among them two are the stars of the show: the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the most expensive and most feature-packed of the bunch.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Costs More to Make Than Galaxy S21 Plus, and Last Year's iPhone 12 Pro
This could be why Apple's 6.1-inch flagship costs are higher to make compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and the Galaxy S21 Plus, but it is also possible the parts used are expensive due to the ongoing chip shortage.
October 4, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Dethrones Nokia 3310 In Terms of Durability in Ultimate Drop Test
Apple's iPhone 13 series have been out in wild for a month now and users are sharing positive reviews. While the overall look and feel of the device are pretty much the same as last year's iPhone 12 models, we still have to see if Apple has added to the durability of the device.
October 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Durability Tested in New Video Against Scratches, Bending, Fire, More
Apple launched the new iPhone 13 series a few days ago and the devices have been received pretty well. Like every year, we have to see how the iPhone 13 holds up against durability tests.
September 30, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit shows Apple's minor design changes
You might want to wait for the iPhone 14
September 10, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro colors: Which should you buy?
Apple has introduced the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max for 2021-22. Like in previous years, the professional models come in Graphite, Silver, and Gold.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro is 'Apple's most "Pro" iPhone yet' -- which means it's not for most people
Sure, the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini look good, and sport a number of improvements, especially in the camera department, but they lack the wow factor of previous new models. Of course, the new iPhone 13 Pro -- and super-sized iPhone 13 Pro Max -- is where the smart buyers are going to look right? Probably not.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro line finally gets 1TB of storage, creating the most expensive iPhone ever
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max double the top storage of the previous generation's iPhones, but the 1-terabyte Pro Max's price bloats to nearly $1,600.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Max - Apple's Olympic-size mistake, but you'll still buy it
Let's do a short rewind before jumping into the iPhone 13 Pro Max chit-chat.
July 29, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Max is the best advert for a cellular Apple Watch yet
I love that big phone, but sometimes I don't need it with me.
October 1, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Max review: The new battery life champion
Apple's biggest and most expensive iPhone runs a lot longer than the rest.
September 30, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro Max: We found 240 problems with Apple's flagship, and they can't be undone
Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max has 240 grams of problems, but... Told you so! No, really - I did. Almost three weeks ago, we published the "iPhone 13 Pro Max - Apple's Olympic size mistake, but you'll still buy it" story.
September 21, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro: Apple makes the iPhone "Pro" again (Sorry, iPhone 12 Pro)
You might be surprised, but despite being the highest-valued company in the world, Apple is no stranger to experiments. In fact, some might say that's why Apple is the world's highest-valued company in the first place.
August 2, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro: Leaks ruining reality - all the missing flagship features (verses Android)
Right! The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are out now, and they'll soon be in the hands of millions of people worldwide.
September 23, 2021
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iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max Feature A15 Bionic With a 5-Core GPU -- Remaining Models Have 4-Core Part
Despite the fact that all iPhone 13 models feature Apple's next-generation A15 Bionic, expect some performance differences if you pick up the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max thanks to the 5-core GPU.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 ProMotion isn't as innovative as Apple wants you to think
But it's still pretty amazing.
October 11, 2021
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iPhone 13 series battery capacity and battery leaks
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models are rumored to sport smooth 120Hz OLED displays, all iPhones are to pack larger storage capacities, and what we'll focus on here -- improved battery life performance due to bigger batteries.
June 29, 2021
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iPhone 13 series battery life revealed: big increase over previous iPhones!
One of the biggest upgrades that come with the new iPhone 13 series are just larger batteries in all four iPhone models.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13 series: Top five features to expect
We are just a couple of months before the expected arrival of Apple's iPhone 13 series, but the steady barrage of leaks has painted a pretty decent picture of what's to be expected.
June 11, 2021
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iPhone 13 setup guide: How to transfer data and master your new phone
If you want a smoother transition to your new iPhone, do these things first!
September 24, 2021
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iPhone 13 still doesn't have these 5 useful features available on Android phones
The iPhone 13 has much to offer, but Samsung and other Android phone-makers are still ahead in some ways.
September 17, 2021
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iPhone 13 storage: which size should you get?
Apple's iPhone 13 line-up is finally here, and although the design of the new phones is largely the same, they do start at twice the storage as last year's iPhone 12.
September 17, 2021
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iPhone 13 to Come WIth Always-On Display Similar to the Apple Watch
While the basic external design is speculated to remain the same, the company has planned its share of improvements for this year's big upgrade.
July 19, 2021
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iPhone 13 to Feature ProRes and Portrait Mode for Videos, ProMotion Display, Smaller Notch, More
Apple's upcoming smartphones are due to arrive later this year, potentially in September if Apple is looking to stick to its usual release frame. Nonetheless, we are hearing more details on the device on a daily basis. We already know that the iPhone 13 will bring major improvements to the camera.
August 10, 2021
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iPhone 13 will support 5G in 60 countries, work on over 200 carriers this year
The iPhone 13 has even more 5G.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13's A15 Bionic GPU gains the most impressive in 5 years
The year-on-year increase in CPU performance of Apple's in-house smartphone chips peaked in 2015, which is when the A9 Bionic-powered iPhone 6s was released. This year's Apple A15 Bionic, which fuels the new iPhone 13 series, appears to be a small upgrade over the A14 processor that underpinned the 2020 range, at least as far as the single-core performance is concerned.
September 23, 2021
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iPhone 13's A15 Bionic is even faster than Apple said it was
"Compared to the competition, the A15 isn't +50 faster as Apple claims, but rather +62% faster."
October 5, 2021
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iPhone 13's best features for business pros
Though an incremental upgrade from last year's iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 offers a beefier processor, improvements to the camera, better battery life and greater storage.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13's camera sensors and A15 Bionic were 'frozen' 3 years ago
That seems like a long time ago.
September 28, 2021
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iPhone 13's rumored satellite connectivity might be less useful than we thought
Apple's new iPhone feature will supposedly only allow you to text an emergency contact or report the details of an accident.
September 1, 2021
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iPhone 13's starting storage is finally one we can recommend
Apple doubled the iPhone's storage and now you can store more apps, more videos, more everything.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13: Buy now or wait?
Is this the best time to get Apple's latest iPhone, or should you hold off for a while?
October 4, 2021
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iPhone 13: I hate that you'll love Apple's recycled iPhone 12 Pro
September. It's fall time. But wait - will the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini actually rise or fall? Let's begin by getting one thing out of the way - iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will sell well.
September 28, 2021
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iPhone 13: What's in the box?
The iPhone 13 series is finally official after much anticipation and countless speculations, rumors and leaks.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini Case Leak Shows Near-Identical Lens Cutouts as iPhone 12 Pro Max; Bigger Cameras Inbound
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini may not ship with LTPO OLED panels like the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, but there are other changes to look forward to.
July 8, 2021
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iPhone assembler Foxconn stated operations have not been impacted by severe flooding in China
Intense flooding has hit Zhengzhou, China, caused by torrential rain. That's where the biggest iPhone assembly plant, Foxconn, is located.
July 20, 2021
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iPhone chip supplier eyes first Japan plant
"We are in the due diligence process now to have a specialty technology fab in Japan"
July 15, 2021
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iPhone demand in China grows tremendously this year, according to analyst
Apple has been experiencing a growing demand for iPhones in China, reports Barrons, and an analyst has stated that Apple's shipments of iPhones to China have not only grown a bit, but they also appear to have grown tremendously since last year.
August 19, 2021
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iPhone gets 3x optical zoom for the first time
Zoom in closer.
September 14, 2021
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iPhone Gets Modded to Use USB-C Port Instead of Lightning, but Entire Process Was More Complicated Than You Think
We are still waiting on the day that Apple will unveil an iPhone lineup that uses USB-C ports instead of Lightning, but so far, nothing of that sort is likely to happen this early.
October 11, 2021
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iPhone maker Foxconn to reopen Vietnam factories closed by COVID
Factories were forced to close earlier this month because of COVID.
May 27, 2021
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iPhone not showing up in Finder? Here's the fix!
Here's what to do if you're struggling to back up or sync your iOS device via the Finder.
October 11, 2021
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iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you clear it?
Here's what you can do about that significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage.
September 20, 2021
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iPhone Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
What is the iPhone Battery Replacement Program?
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iPhone SE 3: 6 upgrades we want in Apple's next budget smartphone
Apple's next iPhone SE needs 5G support, longer battery life and a newer processor.
September 28, 2021
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iPhone SE 2022: Apple reads the room
Apple is seeking platform proliferation and high service and product add-ons to weather an anticipated post-pandemic slump.
October 12, 2021
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iPhone sees strong European growth but Xiaomi is the big winner
Xiaomi was the biggest brand in terms of smartphone shipments across Europe.
August 3, 2021
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iPhone to be dragged to the USB Type-C era, kicking and screaming
We've reached a point where Apple's refusal to outfit its iPhones with a USB Type-C port instead of the proprietary Lightning has become a bit of a meme.
August 16, 2021
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iPhone users are having sound issues with this new iOS 15 bug
The issue seems to be occurring while your iPhone's mute switch is activated and the device is on mute. Now, usually, muting makes your phone completely silent.
September 24, 2021
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iPhone XR Beats iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 in Speed Test, Performance Throttled After iOS 14.5.1 Update
If you are a proud owner of the iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 series and have updated to the latest iOS 14.5.1, you could possibly be experiencing performance throttling.
May 6, 2021
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iPhone, iPad and Mac users: How to access the same SharePoint collaboration and communication capabilities as Windows users
SharePoint's collaboration and communications features aren't just for Windows users--learn how users with Apple hardware can also take advantage of those benefits.
August 10, 2021
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Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?
The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.
August 26, 2021
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Is Dark Mode actually saving your smartphone battery?
Many people prefer to activate their phone's dark mode in a host of settings; after all, doing so can reportedly decrease smartphone battery drain.
July 30, 2021
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Is it fair to say Apple and Google have monopolized their own app stores?
Sure, data is the oil of the 21st century, but apps are also not far off. In fact, the two are strongly related and basically coexist in symbiosis.
July 8, 2021
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Is the iPhone 11 Pro Max worth buying in 2021?
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is neither the latest, nor the most powerful iPhone out there, but there are many reasons why despite all that it's worth considering in 2021.
May 13, 2021
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Is the iPhone SE still worth buying? It's over a year since Apple launched its cheapest phone
The iPhone SE is Apple's cheapest ever phone, but is it still worth buying? We look at the facts.
July 1, 2021
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Is Touch ID coming back on the iPhone 13? Many wish so
By now, everyone knows what Touch ID is. The fingerprint reading piece of hardware made its mainstream debut on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and it's with us close to a decade after - in one way or another thanks to a few "budget" Apple products like the iPhone SE (2020) and iPad Air.
June 22, 2021
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Is your mobile provider tracking your location? New technology could stop it
Right now, there is a good chance your phone is tracking your location -- even with GPS services turned off. That's because, to receive service, our phones reveal personal identifiers to cell towers owned by major network operators.
August 12, 2021
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Is your phone really listening to your conversations? Well, turns out it doesn't have to
Have you ever chatted with a friend about buying a certain item and been targeted with an ad for that same item the next day? If so, you may have wondered whether your smartphone was "listening" to you.
June 21, 2021
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ISPs must provide emergency video service to deaf users: Ofcom
UK telecom and broadcasting regulator, Ofcom has mandated new requirements for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and phone companies to provide additional services for users with special needs.
June 25, 2021
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It turns out the one Facebook app AC readers can't live without is...
WhatsApp is still the glue that holds our social circles together.
June 4, 2021
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It's the end of the road for Samsung's Galaxy S8 - no more updates
The Galaxy S8 signified a transition to a new era for Samsung - the goal of a bezel-less smartphone. It also stretched the display aspect ratio, helping to make tall phones cooler, following in the steps of the LG G6.
May 4, 2021
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iWork update brings major changes to Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps
Live video, pivot tables, view options and more.
September 28, 2021
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Jamf updates target enterprise iPad and iPhone sharing
Jamf Setup and Jamf Reset have gotten updates designed to make it much easier to manage and deploy shared iOS and iPadOS devices.
June 1, 2021
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Japan slaps Google with antitrust probe over anticompetitive practices
Japan's Fair Trade Commission will look into allegations that Google is using its dominant market position to eliminate competition and limit app options for smartphone users.
October 7, 2021
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Jetpack Compose for Android turns GA
Google's 'modern' declarative toolkit for building native Android user interfaces is now available in a 1.0 production release.
July 30, 2021
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July security patch reportedly breaks Galaxy S10 5G's face recognition feature
Owners of the 2019 Galaxy S10 5G have now reported an update that introduced a bug to their devices, reports SlashGear. Apparently, not all S10 5G units have been affected, but Samsung has acknowledged the issue in a blog post in Korean.
July 26, 2021
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June security patch rolls out to Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup
It has been revealed that Samsung's June security patch is already coming out to select markets for the Galaxy S21 series. Samsung has lately been making a habit of releasing its monthly updates a few days ahead of its time, and now is no exception.
May 28, 2021
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KaiOS-powered TCL FLIP Pro and Alcatel GO FLIP 4 now available in the US
TCL is a constant presence in the United States, especially due to the great relationship it has with the four major carriers in the country. If you're looking for a cheap smartphone or feature phone, there's a high chance that you'll find at least one TCL or Alcatel (a TCL brand) as an option.
September 17, 2021
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KDE Connect now supports Windows as well as Linux and macOS (link your phone to your PC)
KDE Connect is a free tool that lets you pair a smartphone with a PC to do things like share links and files between devices, view phone notifications on your PC, use your phone as a remote control for presentations or to control media playback on your computer (or use your PC to control media on your phone), and much more.
July 20, 2021
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Killer new T-Mobile deal knocks the Motorola One 5G Ace down to $0 (no trade-in required)
T-Mobile has made it incredibly easy for essentially everyone to get a decent 5G-enabled handset for free a couple of months back, but believe it or not, it is now even easier to "buy" an even better phone capable of delivering the highest speeds available on the nation's second-largest wireless network without paying a dime... when all is said and done.
June 11, 2021
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Kuo: Apple will use its own 5G modems in the 2023 iPhones and beyond
The end game is near.
May 7, 2021
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Kuo: iPhone 13 Pro to boast a new autofocus ultra wide camera lens for sharper photos
That's an improvement over the fixed focal length of the iPhone 12 Pro model.
June 28, 2021
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Latest 5G budget phone from Samsung has a 120Hz screen and 5,000mAh cell but lacks 3.5mm port
Per the pages, the phone features a 6.7-inches Super AMOLED Plus screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is fueled by an octa-core chip, which is believed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G.
September 24, 2021
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Latest ad shows how the Apple Watch can help you quickly find a missing iPhone
One of the best Apple Watch features might not save your life, but it is a lifesaver. Ping iPhone allows an Apple Watch owner to find a missing iOS handset by pinging the phone via a paired Apple Watch.
July 9, 2021
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Latest Galaxy S22 Ultra leaks says Galaxy Note name isn't returning after all
Last week, rumors about a potential branding shift for the Galaxy S22 series started floating around. One of the most noteworthy rebrands involved launching next year's top-of-the-range model as the Galaxy Note 22 Ultra.
September 30, 2021
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Latest Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL leak hints at display resolutions, selfie flash, and more
The Pixel 6 series has given birth to an avalanche of leaks and speculations. Thanks to some code mining of the third Android 12 beta version, we found out that the Pixel 6 XL will offer 5x optical zoom.
July 16, 2021
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Latest iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro leaks reveal potential storage, color options
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have been detailed quite extensively ahead of their announcement next week, but some mystery still surrounds the storage and color options that Apple has planned. New leaks aim to clear that up.
September 9, 2021
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Latest Samsung Galaxy Z foldable devices, out now, designed to enhance your life
Samsung's two newest foldable smartphones are out now, and the dynamic duo couldn't be more different.
August 30, 2021
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Latest Telegram update brings long-awaited group video calls feature
Telegram first announced plans of adding group video calls in April last year.
June 28, 2021
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Latest Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 leak tips RAM and storage options
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is set to be announced in the coming months and following several rumors about the design, a new leak reveals some important details about the inside of the smartphone.
July 30, 2021
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Launch-day bug affects millions of iPhones, but there's an instant fix
Apple has already issued a software update for the iPhone 13.
September 24, 2021
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Leak suggests Galaxy Z Fold3 prices will start at €1,899
According to one of the latest leaks from Evan Blass, the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold3 will start at €1,899 in European markets. Another version of the device could cost €1,999 but it's not clear what differentiates this phone from the cheaper model, but it'll likely come with more storage space for those who need it.
August 3, 2021
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Leaked Galaxy S22 Ultra is basically a Galaxy Note with a weird camera bump
With rumors floating around about whether there'll be a Galaxy Note 22 or if the Galaxy S22 Ultra will include a built-in S Pen, the ever-reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has returned with renders to clear everything up.
September 24, 2021
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Leaked Pixel 6 Pro Camera Samples Give Us an Early Look at Photo and Video Changes
The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro should be going official sometime this year. The latest news brings leaked photos and videos from a Pixel 6 Pro prototype.
October 4, 2021
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Leaked renders reveal an even more affordable 5G Samsung phone
The Galaxy A22 5G could be coming soon with a very low price tag
May 14, 2021
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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 camera specs point to very few changes
We're about four months out from the Galaxy S22 announcement. Details about the next-gen devices have been scarce thus far, but a new report seems to be our first relatively detailed leak about the smartphones.
September 10, 2021
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Leaked user manual suggests Samsung Galaxy S21 FE won't ship with a charger
The phone won't include a headphone jack either.
August 31, 2021
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Leakers claim no redesign for the iPhone SE 3, familiar display size and Touch ID
According to unspecified "reliable" Chinese leakers quoted by the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, the upcoming iPhone SE 3 is going to be nearly, if not fully identical to the current 2020 iPhone SE 2.
October 8, 2021
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Leaks: Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (with S-Pen)
Samsung's Galaxy Flip line of smartphones are basically modern flip phones with a foldable display that lets you fold them in half to take up less space in your pocket or handbag, while the Galaxy Fold is pretty much an Android tablet-sized device that folds in half to become a phone-shaped gadget.
June 24, 2021
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Learn these iPhone gestures to tap and swipe like a pro
Help, my home button is gone! We're here to help.
September 24, 2021
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Leica goes smartphone with the Leitz Phone 1
The Leica brand is a well-known entity in professional photography but for us smartphone geeks it's the brand that we see on the back of Huawei phones. That's about to change, though, because the German company has announced its first smartphone - the Leitz Phone 1.
June 17, 2021
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Leica's first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1, hits the Japanese market
Leica has introduced its Leitz Phone 1 to the Japanese market. Leica writes it's 'the first smartphone to combine uncompromising quality, peerless optical engineering, and imaging software mastery with iconic Leica design.'
July 29, 2021
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LG announces foldable display coating that is as hard as glass, reduces creasing
LG Chem, which is South Korea's biggest chemical company, has announced a new type of folding display technology, which should improve foldable phones massively.
September 7, 2021
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LG claims its 'Real Folding Window' beats folding glass, will ship in 2023
Will it leapfrog Samsung or just help compete?
September 7, 2021
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LG Debuts UltraGear GP9 Gaming Speaker, Matches its Displays
LG has gained a pretty good reputation for its UltraGear monitors and the company has now launched its first accessory, the matching GP9 gaming speaker.
September 14, 2021
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LG intranet leaks suggest internal firesale of unsold, unreleased smartphones as biz exits the mobile market
Staff offered doomed handsets at knockdown prices in move reminiscent of HP's Palm episode
May 17, 2021
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LG takes over most iPhone 13 camera production as sensor-shift tech is tipped again
LG Innotek is an electronic component manufacturing company part of the LG Corporation. Even if its factory in Vietnam suffers a similar COVID outbreak like the one in Sharp, the company has one more facility in Gumi, South Korea, which can handle production on its own.
September 9, 2021
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LG's last-ever phone has rolled off the production line
The end of an era
June 1, 2021
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LG's new foldable display material is "hard as glass," but "flexible as plastic"
LG doesn't make smartphones anymore, but the Korean electronics company still makes smartphone displays, and the company has just unveiled some new technology that could be used in upcoming phones with foldable displays.
September 7, 2021
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LG's 'Real Folding Window' promises to fix the worst thing about foldable phones
The company's new cover material is thinner than existing tempered glass-type materials and polyimide films.
September 7, 2021
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Lithuania's Defense Ministry advises consumers to toss out their Chinese phones
Due to censorship fears
September 24, 2021
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Live Photos: The ultimate guide
What's better than a photo? A photo that moves, of course! Here's everything you need to know about the Live Photos feature.
July 19, 2021
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London class-action sueball against Google is a lot like Epic's case except fandroids might win enough for a pint
Hundreds of millions in damages, Play Store in the sights etc. etc.
July 30, 2021
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M1 iPhone -- Is Apple doing it?
"When's Apple putting M1 in the iPhone?" "If Apple puts M1 in the iPhone, I will switch from Android!" "Apple simply must put M1 in the iPhone -- nothing else will satisfy fans!" "Will the iPhone 13 arrive with an M1 inside?"
May 3, 2021
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Macro camera on iPhone 13 Pro explained: how to use it?
Android phones can no longer claim this as an advantage over iPhones: the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max can now also shoot macro photos and videos!
September 21, 2021
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Magisk developer John Wu now works on Google's Android security team (will continue working on Android root app)
Magisk is probably the most popular tool for rooting Android phones, which provides access to files and settings that are normally not available to end users. It also allows users to customize the way their devices look and perform.
May 17, 2021
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Making phone displays see better
Every few months smartphone companies release a newly designed phone--one with a larger screen, or a clearer camera. A selling point for many, the camera's capabilities are an important factor for consumers and amateur photographers alike.
June 24, 2021
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Malicious WhatsApp Mod FMWhatsapp Delivers Trojan On Android Devices
A malicious update to the FMWhatsApp WhatsApp mod infects target Android devices with the Triada Trojan. This trojan, in turn, delivers other threats to the compromised devices, including the notorious xHelper.
August 30, 2021
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Man who unlocked nearly 2 million AT&T phones gets 12 years in prison
The DOJ says the seven-year scheme cost AT&T almost $200 million
September 17, 2021
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Many Samsung Galaxy devices are receiving September security patch, One UI 3.1.1
It's business as usual for Samsung in particular, as the largest Android manufacturer is having quite the fruitful rollout going on right now, updating a trove of devices with the latest Android security patch, but also pushing some additional goodies to select devices.
September 7, 2021
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sold Better Than EA Expected It To
EA plans to continue to invest in Mass Effect going forward.
August 6, 2021
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Massive new Google Pixel 6 leak reveals almost everything
The camera specs of the Pro model have also been confirmed.
October 7, 2021
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MediaTek Announces New 6nm Dimensity 900 5G Chipset
The Dimensity 900 chipset, built on the 6nm high-performance manufacturing node, supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, ultra-fast FHD+ 120Hz displays and a 108MP main camera for an all-around incredible experience.
May 13, 2021
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MediaTek is slowly eating away Qualcomm's share of the mobile chipset market
The Taiwanese company is enjoying strong growth at the expense of Qualcomm and Huawei
September 7, 2021
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Members of the iPhone supply chain are forced to hike bonuses to attract new workers
SCMP notes that companies that manufacture the Apple iPhone, such as Foxconn, are being forced to raise the bonuses that they give new workers as fewer young people in the country are interested in manufacturing jobs.
August 6, 2021
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Messaging apps ranked by privacy: Facebook Messenger, Zoom and more
With iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 Apple notably added new tracking transparency policies for app developers and publishers to follow, in an effort to help the average user understand just how much private data their favorite apps are collecting from them.
May 11, 2021
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Metro by T-Mobile offers the cheapest unlimited 5G plan deal so far
T-Mobile is seemingly trying to woo current Boost and Cricket customers by making them an offer they can't refuse with a $25/month 5G unlimited plan. Why DISH's Boost and AT&T's Cricket customers?
September 28, 2021
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Mi Mix 4 is the world's fastest charging phone with hidden camera to beat the Z Fold 3
Its Mix line has been known from the onset to strive for the best screen-to-body ratios in the industry, moving from pop-up cameras through sliders, and culminating in what the world's largest cell phone company now calls CUP, or camera-under-panel.
August 10, 2021
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Microsoft adds a splash of color to Whiteboard, including 15 new ink options
Microsoft Whiteboard just got a wide range of new colorful features.
May 4, 2021
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Microsoft cares about Android almost as much as Google
Microsoft doesn't sell phones anymore, but it has a vested interest in Android's future.
July 1, 2021
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Microsoft Edge Canary for Android gains screenshot tool
Microsoft Edge Canary's new screenshot tool is still quite limited, but it's a step in the right direction.
May 7, 2021
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Microsoft Edge Canary now supports Coupons on Android
Microsoft Edge is frequently updated on PC and mobile, especially in channels such as Dev and Canary. Approved features and fixes typically get promoted to the Beta release before eventually being made public.
May 11, 2021
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Microsoft Outlook has a new floor plan feature on Android and iOS
Outlook for mobile devices gets a little bit better.
May 13, 2021
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Microsoft rolls out dark mode for the unified Office app on Android
Microsoft has begun rolling out dark mode for the unified Office app on Android. The theming option for the app was spotted earlier this year and is now being made available to all users, bringing to the app a feature that the Redmond firm says was "highly requested".
May 20, 2021
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Microsoft Scheduler and Outlook mobile voice features for iOS are here
Schedule some time for Microsoft's latest services and features.
June 8, 2021
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Microsoft Teams apps for meetings now work with iOS and Android
People with Microsoft Teams on iOS and Android can have a new way to participate in meetings.
July 20, 2021
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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service
Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.
September 30, 2021
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Microsoft Teams phones gain custom backgrounds and call transferring
Teams phones gained several features familiar to Teams users on smartphones and PCs this month.
June 9, 2021
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Microsoft Teams to gain Immersive Reader on iOS and Android
Immersive Reader is a great feature that's available across Microsoft products, and it's on its way to Teams.
May 17, 2021
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Microsoft To Do adds a handy hashtag picker on iOS
You can now quickly add hashtags to any task within Microsoft To Do for iOS.
July 27, 2021
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Microsoft Translator now works with over 100 languages and dialects
Microsoft's Translator service can now reach up to 5.66 billion people.
October 11, 2021
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Microsoft Your Phone for Android: What is it and how does it work?
Linking your phone and desktop.
July 15, 2021
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Microsoft's bringing Windows to iPad, but not how you might think
It's Windows in the cloud, on your iPad.
July 15, 2021
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Mid-band 5G speeds help T-Mobile win an important award for the first time ever
Supported by a treasure trove of mid-band 5G spectrum acquired from Sprint and a breakneck pace of deployment and expansion of said spectrum on top of its low-band network foundation, T-Mobile continues to set records, accomplish previously unimaginable feats, and especially sweep awards on its apparent path to wireless industry supremacy.
August 24, 2021
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Mid-range Motorola Edge (2021) is official and available at a $499 discount price
The design of the Motorola Edge (2021) is very similar to that of the Edge 20 phones. The most noticeable difference is its bigger chin below the display.
August 19, 2021
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Mind the gap(ing mouth): London's Underground to get ubiquitous mobile phone coverage
That's. Just. Great
June 22, 2021
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MindNode for iPhone and iPad gains new outline feature with Apple Pencil support
You'll need the MindNode Plus subscription to take advantage of it.
May 25, 2021
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Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple develops a 8-inch foldable smartphone for a 2023 release
Trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is developing its first foldable smartphone, planning to release it in 2023. The company plans to sell up to 20 million units in the first year of production.
May 4, 2021
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Miniature spectrometer for the smartphone
Recognizing fake drugs? Testing water samples ourselves? Checking the quality of air? In the future, it could be possible to do all this using a smartphone in a quick, cost-effective and straightforward way.
July 1, 2021
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Mint Mobile versus T-Mobile: Which is right for you?
Mint Mobile and T-Mobile use the same T-Mobile network, making it a tough choice to pick between the two. If you're looking for the best value and don't mind signing up for a few months at a time, then Mint Mobile offers fantastic service at a more affordable price, though your data won't be prioritized.
August 10, 2021
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Mint Mobile versus US Mobile: Which MVNO should you get?
Mint Mobile and US Mobile both offer excellent value to customers and are some of the best cell phone plans out there. Mint Mobile is great for a user with excellent T-Mobile coverage that's able to pay for a few months of service upfront to save money in the long run.
May 4, 2021
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Mobile Flagship Phone Cameras 2021 H1 Review: Megapixels & Telephotos
It's been well over a year now since our last extensive camera round-up article, and it's also been a few months now since the release of most of 2021's flagship device releases, and it's time to take a snapshot of the current smartphone photography landscape.
June 21, 2021
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Mobile market to recover 12% this year. No, not you, small smartphone outfits
Analyst: Big 5 manufacturers should be able to shoulder ongoing semiconductor shortage
June 14, 2021
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Mobile security: It's time for a little tough love for Android users
Jack Wallen dispenses his bi-annual advice to Android users on how to avoid falling prey to malicious apps and bad actors.
October 5, 2021
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Monumental: Oppo's continuous optical zoom - a huge leap for smartphone cameras?
We knew Oppo was holding its "Future Imaging" event today, but we sure didn't know what was coming.
August 19, 2021
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More cell phone data use is negatively affecting Wi-Fi performance, study finds
If service becomes slow when you're trying to send a quick email on your smartphone, you might scroll through your network options and discover how many Wi-Fi networks there are.
July 8, 2021
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More detailed Pixel 6 renders show off camera design, display specs
OnLeaks reveals screen sizes, wireless charging, and some camera details.
May 21, 2021
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More iPhone 13 dummy units appear online with new notch, cameras
Everything matches the previous leaks.
June 29, 2021
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More than half of those polled believe the Google Pixel 5a was worth the wait
The right phone at the right time.
August 27, 2021
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Most iPhone users not impressed by the iPhone 13 series, defectors eyeing Google Pixel
Most current iPhone users don't intend to upgrade to the Apple iPhone 13 series, mobile selling and price comparison site SellCell has found. The platform surveyed more than 5,000 people in the US who own an older model and came to the conclusion that the new range has failed to impress iPhone users.
October 5, 2021
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Moto G Pure phone available just about everywhere in the US
Coming to a Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile store near you.
October 8, 2021
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Moto G Pure: 3 things I like about Motorola's phone
Motorola's most affordable phone tempts with its low-key charms.
October 14, 2021
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Moto G100 and Moto G50 launch with 90Hz displays and big batteries
Motorola is expanding its line of mid-range Moto G series smartphones with two new phones.
July 20, 2021
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Motorola appears to be working on over-the-air 'Space Charging' technology
Demo shows off a 'Space Charging' station juice up to four smartphones from three meters away
September 9, 2021
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Motorola could be readying a Samsung Galaxy A52 rival with a 108MP camera
The phone is apparently codenamed "Berlin."
June 17, 2021
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Motorola debuts Edge 20 flagships globally with fast refresh screens and 108-megapixel cameras
Moto says a new 5G Edge device will come to North America this fall
July 29, 2021
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Motorola Defy (2021) is official; The tough guy on the block
Motorola is raising the Defy model name from the ashes in collaboration with rugged phones maker Bullitt. The tough exterior smartphone has mid-range specs with a promise of withstanding almost anything you can throw at it.
June 17, 2021
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Motorola Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro are official: Good looks, appealing pricing
The new Motorola Edge series is finally here, and the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro phones with a bunch of new features and improvements. Motorola's new phones are flashy, elegant, and on par with the competition.
July 29, 2021
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Motorola Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro show up with full specs and live images
In 2020, Motorola upped its game with the Edge series and proved that it's more than just a budget to mid-range smartphone company. The rumored upcoming Motorola Edge 20 and Motorola Edge 20 Pro stand as proof of the company's vision for the future.
July 8, 2021
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Motorola may soon launch a 5G variant of the Moto G Stylus (2021)
The 5G-enabled version of the Moto G Stylus will be exclusive to the U.S. market.
June 1, 2021
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Motorola Moto G60 finally coming to Europe at a very affordable price
The mid-range Motorola Moto G60 is coming to Southeastern Europe. The new affordable phone features a big display, a large battery, and nice specs for the price.
September 20, 2021
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Motorola now sells two different phones called the Moto G50 for some reason
Motorola launched a new Moto G50 5G smartphone in Australia this week, and for some reason it has a different processor, a different camera layout, and different color options than the other Moto G 50 smartphone that was released for other markets earlier this year.
August 26, 2021
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Motorola partners with Bullitt for its new Moto Defy phone
The Moto G9 Play gets a ruggedized makeover
June 18, 2021
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Motorola releases its official new product video for the Moto G Pure
The 42-second video takes us on a tour of the device first showing off the 6.5-inch LCD screen which features a 720 x 1600 HD+ resolution and a 20:9 resolution (which is great for watching movies in landscape).
October 7, 2021
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Motorola's Moto G Pure is a serious contender in the budget smartphone segment
A competent Android smartphone on a budget
October 7, 2021
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Motorola's latest Moto G phone arrives with a 120Hz display, 50W charging
No, the new Moto G60S isn't a follow-up to the Moto G60.
August 12, 2021
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Motorola's next budget flagship could be the Edge 20 Lite; Moto G60S in the works too
Motorola has announced 17 smartphones in under six months and a new leak reveals that the Lenovo-owned brand already has several more devices in the works for the second half of 2021.
June 22, 2021
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Motorola's One Hyper is getting updated to Android 11
Update: It looks like Motorola has just kicked off the rollout of the One Hyper Android 11 update in the United States (via Piunika). The update is available for unlocked Motorola One Hyper units in the country, so you'll want to check for it if you haven't received any notifications yet.
May 3, 2021
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Moving WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS will soon be a reality
Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently added the ability to migrate chats from iOS to select Samsung devices. Now, the messaging service is planning to add the option of transferring chats in the other direction.
September 9, 2021
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Music videos showcase iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode
The iPhone 13's new Cinematic Mode has been making headlines lately with the fresh horizons it has opened up to the iPhone family when it comes to cinematography.
September 24, 2021
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Multi-device support is coming to WhatsApp but there's a catch
Earlier this month, WhatsApp confirmed that multi-device support is coming to the platform. Now, thanks to a screenshot from WABetaInfo, we have more details about the upcoming feature, and boy the news is not good.
June 22, 2021
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Mutli-device support on WhatsApp coming soon: you will no longer need your phone nearby to chat
With a new WhatsApp beta, WhatsApp will be introducing multi-device support without the need to have your phone around when using the service, reports Engadget. A small number of beta users will test the new feature before its release to the general public.
July 15, 2021
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My first week with an iPhone 13 mini
I've been using a Product (Red) iPhone 13 mini. It manages to be small, highly portable, and pretty much uncompromised.
October 4, 2021
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Mysterious bug is turning Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL into bricks
Owners report random shutdowns and devices unable to recover from Emergency Download (EDL) mode
September 3, 2021
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Nearly 100 policy and rights groups push Apple to abandon plans to scan iPhones for child abuse
Groups including the Center for Democracy & Technology, the ACLU and the EFF say Apple's plans weaken user privacy.
August 19, 2021
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Need a phone system for your business? 3CX is a high-quality, multi-platform, affordable PBX
Having a reliable communication system that keeps your teams connected and allows for seamless outside calls can be the lifeline of your business. Keeping all of the information in one tidy space prevents mishaps and streamlines the workflow in our digital age. That's why you typically want a PBX system that can be accessed through multiple platforms, but provides one unified workspace.
September 28, 2021
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Never use a food delivery app if you can order takeout directly, price survey finds
We recently used a popular food delivery app to order burgers from a favorite local joint for local pickup, and were surprised when the guy at the counter advised "next time phone directly, don't use the platform." Well, the price is the same, and there was a coupon, so why bother?
June 17, 2021
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Never-before-seen flagship, the LG Rainbow, is being sold to LG employees
A new leak was discovered on Twitter by Android Authority, revealing some startling news about a supposedly ditched flagship from the LG Velvet line, which we never expected to see the light of day.
May 17, 2021
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New ad for the OnePlus Nord Core Edition(CE) 5G leaked - it's looking good!
We are getting the most substantial leak, or should I say dump, of information for the OnePlus Nord CE (Core Edition) 5G phone just one day before its official release. The ad and photos that have arisen online show us practically everything from specs to design and colors.
June 9, 2021
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New App Store Connect settings let developers distinguish between gambling and contests
"Updates to age rating settings in App Store Connect"
May 21, 2021
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New Apple News benefit gives publishers more cash on in-app purchases
Publishers can make more revenue under the new program.
August 26, 2021
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New Battery Test Shows How ProMotion Display on iPhone 13 Pro Improves Battery Life
Apple launched the iPhone 13 series last year and this time around the company has increased the gap between the standard and the 'Pro' models. While battery life on the iPhone 13 has been greatly improved, the iPhone 13 Pro models feature the new 120Hz ProMotion display.
October 8, 2021
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New display tech may double the battery life of your Galaxy, iPhone, or Nintendo Switch OLED
Display power consumption is currently the most important determinant of how long your phone or other device with an OLED screen last on a charge.
October 14, 2021
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New FTC rule will penalize companies making false 'Made in USA' claims on their products
On July 1st, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that will penalize companies making false or misleading claims about where their products are manufactured. As a result, marketing departments slapping the 'Made in USA' label on their products, and advertising them as so, will need to prove that they are 'all or virtually all' made in the United States.
July 12, 2021
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New Galaxy M52 color render leaked
Samsung's upcoming mid-range successor to the Galaxy M51--the M52--is expected to arrive most likely sometime this winter, and it seems we've got yet another leaked full-color render of the budget handset.
September 17, 2021
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New Galaxy S22 series design: shorter, thinner, 'bezel-less'
A few days ago, one source with a good track record of scoops from the Korean electronics industry supply chain - Lanzuk - tipped that Samsung is working on making its Galaxies truly "all-screen" by shaving off the bezel even more than what we have on the Galaxy S21 series, whose bottom bezel is vanishingly thin already.
September 20, 2021
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New gaming phone on the block, as flashy as they come -- RedMagic 6S Pro 5G
This year we reviewed the Asus ROG Phone 5 and the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, which are as flashy as gaming phones go, and to this day arguably sport the best phone speakers ever.
September 7, 2021
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New Google app update is causing repeated crashes
After updating their Google app to the new 12.23.16.23.arm64 version, Android users have reported experiencing frequent crashes. The issue further extends to Podcasts, Lens, and has also resulted in the Assistant not functioning.
June 22, 2021
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New Google Assistant features coming soon: 'Quick phrases' to replace the "Hey, Google" for some interactions
Google has been working hard on Google apps preparing for the upcoming Android 12 launch. Now, Android Central reports about a couple of useful features that will be coming to Android phones' Google Assistant.
September 2, 2021
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New labels in Europe will show how eco-friendly your smartphones are
European telecom to make it easier to see just how sustainable your smartphones are.
May 25, 2021
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New Leak Points to Huge Google Pixel 6 Redesign
Google has struggled to gain traction with its Pixel line of smartphones. In 2020, it scaled back the hardware, launching only one "premium" Pixel with worse specs than its predecessor.
May 14, 2021
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New report finds early cell phone encryption algorithm was intentionally weakened by design
The organization that designed the algorithm has fessed up
June 17, 2021
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New report finds that T-Mobile is by far the fastest US carrier with the best 5G network
You know what we haven't had in a while here on PhoneArena? A comprehensive market report based on tests conducted across the US aiming to determine which of the nation's top three mobile network operators delivers an objectively superior user experience in various key scenarios.
July 15, 2021
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New speed tests suggest Verizon's 5G and 4G LTE user experiences are 'extremely similar'
There have been countless reports looking at the differences between the 5G speeds and coverage delivered by the largest US wireless service providers ever since we started talking about 4G LTE in the past tense, but the latest analysis conducted by Tutela focuses on something that seems to get far less attention.
June 11, 2021
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New Telegram update brings support for groups video calls with up to 1,000 people
The update also brings a bunch of other new features.
August 3, 2021
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New tests show iPhone 13 Pro Max is a battery life behemoth
iPhone 13 Pro Max is the device to get if you want battery life for days.
September 24, 2021
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New Twitter changes should make it easier to avoid the drama llamas
"Heated or intense" conversations will be pointed out before you get involved.
October 7, 2021
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New update brings Samsung's 'old' Galaxy Buds Pro on par with the latest Galaxy Buds 2
Commercially released back in January 2021 rather than just last week, the Galaxy Buds Pro are still slightly better than the non-Pro Buds 2, offering among others superior water resistance.
September 2, 2021
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New YouTube feature recommends videos outside of your comfort zone
Google and its YouTube video streamer might know you better than you know yourself. YouTube does make recommendations based on your past viewing experience and as a result, the videos it suggests usually are similar to the ones that you've watched before.
July 22, 2021
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Newest Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 leak points to unimpressive charging speeds
Samsung ridiculed Apple for shipping the iPhone 12 series without a charger, but months later decided to ship its own Galaxy S21 line without a power adapter inside the box.
May 7, 2021
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Newfangled Verizon 5G coverage at the Jersey Shore gets a speed test and wins... on the beach
As more and more people get vaccinated, says Verizon, it has noticed an increase in travelling, or, the way it measures it, "mobile handoffs, the times when a data session moves from one cell site to another as users walk or drive around, have increased 28% since mid-January, and have increased 31% compared to last year at this same time."
June 17, 2021
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Newly discovered tech expected to dramatically improve your phone's battery
Manufacturers have been increasing the battery capacity on their phones for the past few years, and now a 5,000 mAh battery in a phone is very common. This would have been considered insane a few years ago, but people are on their phones all the time, so it only makes sense to give them the best battery life possible.
May 3, 2021
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Next-gen Motorola Edge smartphone lineup details leaked
The Motorola Edge line of smartphones debuted last year with the introduction of the Motorola Edge and Edge+ smartphones featuring 90 Hz OLED displays and edge-to-edge designs. Now it looks like Motorola is preparing to refresh the line with a series of new models featuring mid-range specs.
July 3, 2021
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NFC flaws let researchers hack an ATM by waving a phone
Flaws in card-reader technology can wreak havoc with point-of-sale systems and more.
June 25, 2021
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Nikkei Asia : Apple & Big Tech tax burdens just 60% of global average
"The existing corporate income tax system is ill adapted to a digitized economy, as it cannot fully account for intangible assets.
May 11, 2021
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NitroPhone 1 is a security-hardend Pixel 4a for $750
Nitrokey is an open source security hardware maker based in Germany known for devices like USB keys that can be used for multi-factor authentication and flash drives with encrypted storage. But the company also sells security-hardened laptop and desktop computers.
September 2, 2021
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No iOS 15, no problem: Apple releases iOS 12.5.5 security update
Update for older iPhones and iPads.
September 23, 2021
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No OnePlus 9T Pro in the fall, OnePlus 9T to boast an LTPO 120Hz display
The first leaks and rumors regarding the OnePlus 9T are already starting to pour in well before the phone's purported release this fall. Sources on China's Weibo social network and retweeted by TechDroider report that OnePlus will most probably end up using a Samsung-made display for the OnePlus 9T.
June 1, 2021
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Nokia 1.3 jumps on the Android 11 bandwagon, but there's a catch
HMD Global launched quite a few smartphones in the last couple of years, so it has a lot of work to do to bring them to the latest version of Android each year.
July 26, 2021
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Nokia C30 specs leak reveals dual cameras, 6000 mAh battery, and more
There have already been three phones from Nokia's C-series released over this past month. Yet there is at least one more in the works awaiting an imminent release, the Nokia C30--and the fully detailed specs of the upcoming budget handset have just been leaked on Russian site 4Dealer, following the phone's official FCC certification (first reported by MySmartPrice).
July 12, 2021
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Nokia profit substantially up on new operating model, 5G
Wireless network maker and 5G technology provider Nokia reported substantially improved second-quarter profit Thursday, citing the help of its new operating model and booming sales of 5G equipment.
July 29, 2021
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Nokia XR20 review: A rugged phone with mainstream appeal
Do you hate using cases? The XR20 is its own case.
October 7, 2021
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Nokia's nostalgia-invoking 2720 Flip is coming to the US on Verizon
Digital detoxers, rejoice
May 13, 2021
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Nokia's rugged 5G midranger gets closer to launch
The Wi-Fi Alliance has apparently certified the Nokia XR20, which implies it's right on the horizon. The phone will reportedly be marketed as the rugged version of the Nokia X20, which was announced back in April.
July 9, 2021
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Nokia's XR20 is a rugged midranger with 5G
A bit on the expensive side, but then Nokia is promising 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of security support
July 27, 2021
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Nomad launches its own leather skins and screen protectors for the iPhone 12
Nomad continues to expand its lineup for the iPhone.
August 24, 2021
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Nomad Leather Cover for MagSafe review: Class up your charger
Love leather on everything? Now you can leather up your MagSafe charger, too.
July 13, 2021
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NordPass review: Streamlined password management
It makes securing and syncing your login credentials simple.
July 29, 2021
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nubia announces the RedMagic 6R, a gaming phone for the average user
The RedMagic family of phones has been known for its over-the-top approach to mobile gaming, offering some features you can't find on the average phone, like an internal cooling fan.
May 27, 2021
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Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro: ultimate gamer phone
Gamer hardware needs to do two things: one - be powerful and effective, and two - look the part. Why should a gamer's smartphone be different? Well, here is the Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro -- a super-powered smartphone that's here to elevate your gameplay and look flashy while doing so.
September 23, 2021
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Nubia's RedMagic 6S Pro gaming phone is here with a 165Hz display, RGB lighting, and more
This new gaming phone has an under-display heart rate sensor
September 7, 2021
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Nuisance call-blocking firm fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 nuisance calls
Irony, thy name is Yes Consumer Solutions Ltd
August 2, 2021
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Numerous Scam Cryptomining Apps Discovered on Google Play Store
Thousands of Android users have lost millions of dollars as fake cryptomining apps flooded the Google Play Store. These include over a hundred applications -- all claiming to provide cloud cryptomining services. But in reality, they all scammed people for money.
July 9, 2021
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Oculus Quest 2 hand tracking just got a big upgrade
Now it's up to developers to update their apps and games.
May 4, 2021
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Of course Windows 11 has been ported to the Lumia 950 XL smartphone
Some folks have already installed it on PCs or in virtual machines. But at least one person has Windows 11 up and running on something a little more unusual -- a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL smartphone.
June 17, 2021
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Official Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 promo videos tip 'US-only' S Pen Fold edition
Among the dizzying smorgasbord of recent Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 leaks, one makes a lasting impression - the official promo video of Samsung's 2021 foldable phones.
August 9, 2021
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Official: OnePlus smartphones to keep OxygenOS despite Oppo merger
It's been about five months since OnePlus and Oppo announced they had merged their R&D (research and development) hardware teams. On top of that, just the other day, the news broke that OnePlus will "further integrate" with Oppo.
June 18, 2021
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Oh Crop takes your photos and crops them to look like any emoji you like
You didn't know you wanted it, but now you need it, right?
June 1, 2021
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Oh no, was my WhatsApp hacked? Don't fret, most likely not.
Every now and then, we get a good scare when we receive one of those notifications when there has been a problem with one of our numerous accounts on the web.
August 10, 2021
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Older Apple devices won't get these iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey features
Even if your device is compatible, it might not be getting all of the new features this fall.
June 11, 2021
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Older people are increasingly likely to own a smartphone, Pew finds
A new survey suggests that over 60% of people over 65 in the US are using smartphones and have broadband at home.
June 4, 2021
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Older iPhone prices: Every discount after Apple's iPhone 13 reveal
Apple also stopped selling the 256GB iPhone SE, iPhone XR and iPhone 12 Pro after the arrival of the iPhone 13.
September 14, 2021
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On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better
While Google has announced plans to reset permissions for older, rarely used Android apps, Apple's app-tracking-transparency efforts in iOS have fallen short of the company's grand vision.
September 28, 2021
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One measly minute of 4K ProRes video eats 6GB of an iPhone 13 Pro's storage
There's a reason Apple won't let 128GB models record 4K ProRes.
September 23, 2021
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One-third of T-Mobile users say they want to leave after latest security breach: Poll
What does a carrier have to do to lose your business?
August 20, 2021
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Only 4% of U.S. iOS users choose to be tracked by third-party apps after update
You might remember that a survey conducted days after Apple launched the App Tracking Transparency feature in iOS 14.5 showed that 47% of those responding said that they were allowing themselves to be tracked.
May 7, 2021
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OnePlus 6T With a Snapdragon 845, Can Run Windows 11, as Seen in the Latest Video
A part of Windows 11's system requirements may have created a cloud of confusion for millions of users wanting to upgrade, the operating system had no problem getting ported to the OnePlus 6T.
July 2, 2021
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OnePlus 7 Series Receives OxygenOS 11.0.3.1 with Bitmoji Support and More
The most notable change here is the Bitmoji feature, which is already available on the OnePlus 9 series and 8 series. After you update your OnePlus 7 device to the latest OxygenOS 11.0.3.1, you will be able to use the Bitmoji feature. You can find this feature by heading to Settings > Customization > Clock on ambient display > Bitmoji.
August 30, 2021
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OnePlus 8/8 Pro update fixes major camera issue, adds new security patch
Although the most recent OnePlus 8 series update is pretty thin, it does fix one major issue affecting many users.
June 9, 2021
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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro update adds new Hasselblad XPan mode, lots of camera optimizations
OnePlus has just announced an important update for its 9 series flagships brings a new camera feature: XPan mode. The update is also meant to significantly improve the camera performance for its Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, including the new XPan Mode and multiple image quality optimizations.
September 17, 2021
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OnePlus 9/9 Pro get new OxygenOS 11.2.5.5 update with May 2021 Android security patch
The May 2021 security update is arriving a lot sooner than expected for the OnePlus 9 series phones.
May 7, 2021
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OnePlus 9RT 5G and Buds Z2 announcement date confirmed as loads of new renders leak out
Despite having no plans to unveil a mainstream 9T flagship for the entire world, OnePlus is not done releasing interesting high-end smartphones this year, and the same goes for budget-friendly AirPods alternatives.
October 8, 2021
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OnePlus 9RT to come with 7GB of virtual RAM, super-fast charging
According to some leaked promotional posters, the OnePlus 9RT will arrive with Warp Charge 65T fast charging, which means that it will enjoy similar charging speeds to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, which were also released earlier this year.
October 11, 2021
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OnePlus 9T is canceled, 2022 flagship to run on new OS
Ever since the launch of the OnePlus 3T back in 2016, OnePlus has been releasing "T" series upgrades to its standard flagship devices in the second half of each year.
September 20, 2021
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OnePlus 9T: News, leaks, release date, specs, and rumors!
A OnePlus 9 upgrade could arrive this fall. Here's what we know so far.
August 3, 2021
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OnePlus announces inexpensive Nord N200 5G smartphone
OnePlus has unveiled the Nord N200 5G smartphone in the US. The budget handset comes with a few standout features such as a 90 Hz LCD screen, triple camera setup, and fast-charging support.
June 14, 2021
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OnePlus announces new unified OS with Oppo; confirms OnePlus 9T is dead
The OnePlus 9T won't happen. In an interview with The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced that this year the company has no plans to release a T-series phone.
September 20, 2021
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OnePlus Announces Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 SoC
Today OnePlus is announcing the 2021 successor to the OnePlus Nord -- the company mid-range line-up phone. The new phone takes the hardware platform from the OPPO Reno 5 Pro in that it is now powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200.
July 22, 2021
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OnePlus commits to 3 years of Android OS upgrades for flagship devices
OnePlus committed to faster and more stable software updates when it announced the merger with Oppo last month. Now, the Never Settle brand has announced a more concrete software commitment.
July 2, 2021
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OnePlus confirms the display specs for the Nord 2
OnePlus officially confirmed the existence of the Nord 2 last week, along with a few details about its innards. Corroborating a previous rumor, the company said its upcoming mid-range phone will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI processor, featuring a bunch of artificial intelligence capabilities designed to bring improvements to imaging, display, and gaming experience.
July 12, 2021
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OnePlus details astounding H1 2021 global smartphone market growth
OnePlus had a pretty eventful first six months of 2021, starting the year on a high by expanding the affordable Nord N10 5G and N100 handsets to the US, following that up with no less than three 9-series high-enders, and then releasing another three intriguing Nord-branded mid-rangers.
July 30, 2021
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OnePlus' Digital WellPaper visualizes your app usage as a funky live wallpaper
See your app usage every time you look at your phone
May 27, 2021
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OnePlus enters 2.0 phase, 2022 flagship phones to feature a Oxygen/Color merged OS
OnePlus entry-level phones will be available in less regions and camera experience will keep being improved
September 20, 2021
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OnePlus explodes in US smartphone market as battle for LG's share commences
The US smartphone market isn't as competitive as the European one, but in the first half of 2021 there was a lot of movement as consumer demand rebounded and LG announced its exit.
July 27, 2021
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OnePlus has a lame-ass reason for secretly throttling top apps on latest flagships
Settling, once again
July 8, 2021
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OnePlus integrates further with Oppo, if that's even possible
OnePlus says it will 'further integrate' its business with Oppo. But what does that really mean?
June 17, 2021
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OnePlus is merging its OxygenOS with OPPO's ColorOS
Last month, OPPO and OnePlus announced their merger. The move didn't come as a surprise since both brands are subsidiaries of Chinese tech giant BBK electronics. The news, however, did make OnePlus fans a bit nervous about the future of OxygenOS.
July 2, 2021
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OnePlus is vying for that Samsung Unpacked spotlight with a cheeky foldable teaser (or not)
Well, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G are finally (officially) out of the bag, and so is the worst trolling attempt in the history of mobile tech trolling attempts.
August 10, 2021
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OnePlus launches app that lets you share files across all your devices
OnePlus has just launched a new app that makes sharing files, text, or photos between your gadgets all that much easier, and they've called Clipt (not to be confused with Clipto, which offers an oddly similar function).
May 7, 2021
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OnePlus launches Nord 2 5G (not available in the US) OnePlus Buds Pro (available globally)
As expected, OnePlus is launching its first phone powered by a MediaTek processor rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G doesn't skimp on specs.
July 22, 2021
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OnePlus needs to rebuild trust after shady app throttling tactics betrayed its community
OnePlus went about it all wrong.
July 15, 2021
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OnePlus' next US-bound 5G phone will also be one of the cheapest
A more affordable version of the original OnePlus Nord is coming to Europe next month as the Nord CE 5G. But OnePlus hasn't completely forgotten about its US customers, as CEO Pete Lau has confirmed.
May 27, 2021
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OnePlus Nord 2 5G gets more camera improvements in latest update
OnePlus Nord 2 5G seems to be a great device, but there's always room for improvements. Since its market launch, the "flagship killer" received a few updates that either address some issue or further enhance the phone's performance.
August 16, 2021
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OnePlus Nord 2 display specs confirmed in a new teaser
The successor to the popular mid-range phone, the OnePlus Nord, is heading our way with an announcement date officially set for July 22 for Europe and India. Now, OnePlus confirms another key feature of the new phone in a teaser on Twitter.
July 12, 2021
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OnePlus Nord 2 Leaks in Crimson Red Colorway
OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus Nord 2, and the device is only a few days away. This will be the original successor to the original OnePlus Nord that was released a year ago, and this time, we are looking at somewhat better specs and a better camera.
July 19, 2021
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OnePlus Nord 2 Will Bring The Same Camera as OnePlus 9
While I would not call myself a fan of the cheaper OnePlus devices, one cannot take away the fact that the company is trying to do something special for those who want to have more affordable alternatives in the OnePlus ecosystem and the latest tip that we have suggests that the OnePlus Nord 2 is going to bring the same camera system as the OnePlus 9, at least the primary sensor is going to be the same.
July 13, 2021
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OnePlus Nord CE 5G European price leaks hours before the official unveiling
Okay, just a few hours before OnePlus Nord Core Edition (CE)'s official announcement in an online event, a leak has detailed its European pricing, leaving little else to the imagination before the big reveal. Android Authority reports that the OnePlus Nore CE will reportedly cost €329 in Europe.
June 10, 2021
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OnePlus Nord CE 5G goes official, promises the core OnePlus experience, for less
OnePlus has finally taken the wraps off its next-generation mid-range smartphone, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. The latest addition to the company's portfolio promises "the core OnePlus experience, for less," which means we should be getting some of the best features its smartphones offer, for a lower price.
June 10, 2021
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OnePlus Nord CE has large 4,500-mAh battery and 90Hz display
CE stands for Core Edition, which means OnePlus is doing away with the fluffy smartphone features.
June 10, 2021
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OnePlus Nord CE 5G to feature 90Hz display, 64MP camera, Snapdragon 750G
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a couple of weeks away from being official. OnePlus itself has already confirmed that it'll be a revamped version of the original Nord, and now Android Central has obtained some extra details about the phone.
May 28, 2021
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G finally getting Android 11 in Europe and North America
While not really the last, the Nord N10 5G is among the few older OnePlus smartphones that didn't receive the Android 11 update in the first half of the year. With the latest update, however, things are going back on the right track.
July 26, 2021
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OnePlus Nord N200 5G is official; Great specs at a great price
The OnePlus Nord N200 5G is official and comes with much improved specs for a great price. The company revealed its 2021 entry-level smartphone, the Nord N200, which is the successor to the Nord N100 from last year.
June 14, 2021
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OnePlus Nord N200 5G will receive only one major Android update
With the OnePlus Nord N200 5G officially going on sale soon, many in the market for a budget smartphone are considering it a viable option. However, don't be quick to make your decision.
June 22, 2021
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OnePlus Nord series: all the differences explained -- screens, hardware, 5G
It has now been a year since OnePlus launched the first OnePlus Nord phone. It was meant as a tribute to the values that made the company popular about 5-7 years ago.
July 20, 2021
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OnePlus Nord update adds ambient display Bitmoji, more screen features
Bitmoji-like avatars were made popular by Snapchat, so other apps implemented the idea and offered takes on these personal emoji. OnePlus added such a feature to its OnePlus 8/8 Pro smartphones less than a week ago, and now announced the OnePlus Nord is getting the same ambien display Bitmoji in the latest update.
August 20, 2021
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OnePlus phones skipped water-resistance ratings for a long time, here's why
As if to justify the fact that the OnePlus phones didn't have an official water-, dust- and drop-resistance rating before the 8 Pro rolled in last year, CEO Pete Lau took to the Chinese equivalent of Twitter to say that all of it doesn't really matter.
July 12, 2021
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OnePlus' smartphone shipments grew by a whopping 257% globally in H1 2021
The Nord N series phones have been successful in giving OnePlus a popularity boost in North America.
July 30, 2021
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OnePlus updates its midrange Nord with new processor and a headphone jack
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is coming to Europe and India
June 10, 2021
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OnePlus will let you disable throttling with OxygenOS 12
OnePlus experienced backlash earlier this month when it was caught throttling the performance of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro to improve battery life.
July 22, 2021
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OnePlus's OxygenOS and Oppo's ColorOS officially merged in Nord 2
We've known for a while now of the merger between OnePlus and Oppo. We also expected that some sort of combination between OxygenOS and ColorOS would at some point follow.
July 26, 2021
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OnePlus, even joined with OPPO, will struggle to compete with Samsung: experts
OPPO's now sub-brand OnePlus could try to take on Samsung's budget phone market after its integration, but experts say becoming a viable competitor to Samsung is a "stretch."
September 20, 2021
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Open letter demanding Apple stop deployment of photo scanning tech gets 5,000 signatures
A couple of days ago, Apple announced that it will be rolling out new technology that allows it to scan photos uploaded to iCloud using on-device machine learning and comparing their hashes to known images of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) repository.
August 9, 2021
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Open source is selfish
Companies don't support open source for purely altruistic reasons. They expect a return on their investment.
September 6, 2021
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OpenSea has an app, but you can't buy NFTs on it
App stores' commissions might be the cause
September 20, 2021
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Opinion: Google, please release a Pixel looking like that
In fact, this piece initially carried a polar opposite title that shed a rather pessimistic light on the leaked Pixel 6/6 Pro design. But now, after I've contemplated things a bit, I'm absolutely convinced Google could knock it out off the park with this one and have come around to love the design language.
May 14, 2021
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Oppo commits to three years of security updates for Find X3 devices
Oppo entered the competitive European smartphone market in 2018 and three years later it's already the fourth-largest brand by volume. Now, Oppo is making an important commitment to its local customers.
May 7, 2021
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Oppo Find X3 Pro Review: The Chinese Phone To Beat
A legit flagship from one of China's biggest brands
May 11, 2021
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Oppo overtook Apple in May 2021 with some help from OnePlus and Realme
Huawei has disappeared from the world of smartphones and Oppo is absorbing a lot of the leftover business, putting more pressure on Apple and Xiaomi in the process.
July 20, 2021
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Oppo says new under-screen camera will make its way to flagship phones
No notch, no image problems?
August 19, 2021
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OPPO showcases new imaging tech with Continuous Optical Zoom, next-gen under-display camera
OPPO is gearing up to show Samsung how to make an under-display camera.
August 19, 2021
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Oppo shows off new ColorOS 12 following OnePlus merger
It comes with "Omoji"
September 17, 2021
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Oppo shows off new RGBW sensor, 85--200mm OIS zoom camera module, 5-axis OIS module and more for future smartphones
Today, at its 'Future Imaging Technology Launch Event,' Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo revealed a collection of new and improved technologies it plans to bring to its devices in the future.
August 19, 2021
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OPPO takes on Apple's MagSafe, demos MagVOOC magnetic chargers
It also showcased its own air charging system and in-car connectivity features.
August 24, 2021
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Oppo unveils next-generation under-screen camera, promises no compromises
We've seen under-display cameras before. About a year ago, Xiaomi introduced its third-generation under-display camera technology. Its first two generations were never mass-produced, but the Chinese company continues to push the tech forward and hopes it will be a critical part of its smartphone lineup soon.
August 5, 2021
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Oppo's digital assistant leaks Color OS 12 release date and thus, the potential Android 12 release timeframe
Android 12 could be coming sooner than we had expected, judging by the recent leak coming from Chinese digital assistant Breeno, which has leaked Oppo's Color OS 12 release date, reports Android Authority.
August 27, 2021
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OPPO's new Reno 6 Pro+ is a OnePlus 9R challenger with a 'pro-grade' camera
The Reno 6 Pro+ is OPPO's first Snapdragon 870-powered phone.
May 28, 2021
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Oppo's working on a Galaxy Z Flip competitor
It was about time that a new device joined the foldable clamshell party, attended only by Samsung and Motorola. Rumor has it that the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr will be joined by a foldable phone made by Oppo.
May 6, 2021
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Our phones are making dopamine addicts out of us
If you're like most other people, you've surely experienced the widespread "phantom vibration syndrome." You perceive a notification buzz from your smartphone, pull it out of your pocket to check, and realize it was just your imagination. Nonetheless, one minute later, you do it again. And again.
August 20, 2021
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Our readers keep their Android phones for longer than we expected
Till the bitter end.
July 19, 2021
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Outlook for iPhone: Now you can use your voice for these tasks
Cortana makes a return in Outlook for iOS. It's coming to Android soon, too.
June 10, 2021
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Over 100 Treasury cell phones wiped clean due to wrongly entered PIN
High-security computer or phone systems where multiple entries of a wrong password initiate an irreversible wipe of all data on the device (assuming it's fallen into the wrong hands) isn't unheard of.
July 12, 2021
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Over 300 people still use the OnePlus One as their daily driver
The OnePlus One was announced in 2014 as the first smartphone from the 'Never Settle' brand and seven years on it turns out there are still some people using the device as their daily driver.
June 22, 2021
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Overtaking Samsung & Apple: Xiaomi is the new Huawei (just don't get banned!)
Without a doubt, Huawei was probably the most progressive smartphone manufacturer for over two years in a row, between 2018-2020. The Huawei P20 Pro was the first big hit that put the Chinese tech giant on the map, at least as far as western markets are concerned.
July 20, 2021
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Owners of several Nokia phones are going to hate this revised Android 11 roadmap
Following a very encouraging debut in the incredibly competitive smartphone market back in 2017, Nokia brand licensee HMD Global played almost all of its cards wrong over the last couple of years, releasing just one (horrible) flagship, as well as a heap of increasingly generic and for the most part instantly forgettable low to mid-end models.
May 7, 2021
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Miscellaneous - P

Palm Pilot Robot Kit
explains how to build an autonomous robot controlled by a handheld device.
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PalmInfocenter.com
daily news, reviews, and polls for Palm-OS based machines.
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PalmPower Magazine
news about PalmPilot-related happenings, product reviews, tips and techniques, and more.
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Parler is back on iPhones: Social media app returns to Apple's App Store
Parler, the social media app removed from iPhones and Android devices in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, is back on Apple's App Store.
May 17, 2021
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Patent application reveals that Apple is considering the production of a rollable iPhone
Kuo says that a foldable iPhone won't surface until 2024. If true, it shows that Apple is well behind Samsung when it comes to this growing category of the smartphone market.
October 8, 2021
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Patreon doesn't have 'special contract' with Apple to avoid App Store tax
Meanwhile, Fanhouse gets an extension on paying the fee
June 22, 2021
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Pawgo
resource for mobile computing with small handheld devices, including PDAs and cell phones.
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PCMag has crowned T-Mobile as the fastest mobile network in 2021 for the first time
That Sprint merger really paid off.
August 24, 2021
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Periscope zoom iPhones won't be able to escape Samsung's shadow
We've already heard rumors that Apple will be upgrading the optics of the iPhone 14 by improving the optical zoom. As a reminder -- iPhone telephoto cameras have always had 2x zoom, compared to the main camera, and only on the iPhone 12 Pro Max do we have a 2.5x zoom, which is not even that crazy of an upgrade.
September 2, 2021
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Personal Experiences and Tips
includes a discussion on power-user synchronization and palm/cellular solutions.
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Phone location data goes to the highest bidder in a $12 billion market
Next time when an app prompts you to use your location data at all times you may want to decline as it turns out a $12 billion market is built on selling location data to the highest bidder, reports The Next Web.
October 7, 2021
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Phone scammers have swindled Americans out of nearly $30 billion over the past 12 months
A simple rule of thumb; if you don't recognize the number, don't answer it
August 6, 2021
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PhoneArena Battery Test Results
We at PhoneArena take battery life testing seriously: we put all phones that we review through some rigorous testing.
June 22, 2021
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Phones with best battery life (Updated August 2021)
Which phone has the best battery life? Here at PhoneArena we test battery life thoroughly in various ways to reveal the battery performance of a phone during three different scenarios: its battery life while doing simple tasks like browsing the web, battery life during video playback, and finally, battery performance with 3D gaming.
August 30, 2021
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Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans
There's an awful lot to like about Google's new Pixel 5a phone -- and an awful lot to ponder about its bigger-picture significance.
August 19, 2021
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Pixel 5a 5G Is a Tough Mid-Ranger to Get Into, According to Latest Teardown
The Pixel 5a 5G is one of the finest mid-rangers you can buy if you are on a tight budget, but you may have considered other aspects about it, too, such as repairability.
August 26, 2021
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Pixel 5a overheating while shooting 4K 30 and 60FPS video
The Pixel 5a from Google is one of the most incremental upgrades a phone model has ever received, but it still is a great mid-range device if you're on the lookout for one. One of the Pixel 5a's best features is its dual-camera setup --  16 MP ultra-wide lens with an aperture of ƒ/2.2 and the main 12.2MP snapper with an aperture of ƒ/1.7.
August 20, 2021
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Pixel 5a Overheats Within Minutes Recording 4K 30FPS Video; Temperatures Rise Much Faster at 4K 60FPS
Hardware-wise, the Pixel 5a 5G is one of the best Android mid-rangers you can find, if not for one small problem existing for videographers wanting to record footage at higher resolutions and framerates.
August 19, 2021
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Pixel 5a teardown video shows that you're going to want a case
Check out what makes the Pixel 5a tick
August 26, 2021
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Pixel 5a: Google's flagship killer might kill the Pixel 6 instead
By the looks of it, we are getting a new phone by Google way sooner than expected! No, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro aren't going to be released ahead of schedule, but the long-anticipated Google Pixel 5A is expected to become official in less than three weeks now!
August 6, 2021
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Pixel 6 & 6 Pro: Should Samsung and Apple be worried?
So, Google's success rate with the Pixel lineup has been somewhat inconsistent. Some of the issues include questionable design choices, abysmal performance in certain key areas, and HAVE YOU SEEN THAT NOTCH AND FOREHEAD ON THE PIXEL 3 AND PIXEL 4?!
June 24, 2021
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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro expected colors: which color should you get?
Google has surprised us with an early unveiling (a preview only) of the new design it has prepared for us with the Pixel 6 series. This time around, Pixel lovers and users are most likely going to get a Pixel flagship, finally.
August 3, 2021
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Pixel 6 could be the hottest flagship, if Google fixes this one Pixel camera issue!
We already know a ton about the hardware as well as the software on the Pixel 6, thanks to a bunch of leaks, and of course, Android 12.
October 8, 2021
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Pixel 6 has exactly the same color theme as the Stadia Controller
Google has already previewed the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro that are coming later this fall. The phones have received a notable design upgrade, with a horizontal camera bar that houses larger sensors and lenses, and new materials and finishes.
August 13, 2021
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Pixel 6 leaks: Five years of security updates
Pixel 6 marketing materials are leaking all over the Internet.
October 11, 2021
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Pixel 6 Series Alleged Prices Have Just Leaked and They are Not Bad
It has been months since Google started exciting the Pixel 6 series, and one of the enormous speculations surrounding these devices is the price. Google did assure us that these devices will come with a premium, and now we have a word about how much the phones might cost in Europe, and honestly, the prices are not as bad as one would have thought.
September 28, 2021
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Pixel 6: After 13 years, Android is finally getting its own iPhone
It's not a secret that the Nexus and later Pixel phones were always just vehicles for Google's Android software. Regardless of the lacklustre hardware on phones like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4, they were still the best way to show off Google's vision for Android in its full glory.
May 14, 2021
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Pixel 6's Tensor won't be the exclusive chipset on Google phones
Upon Google's surprise Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro announcement, Qualcomm's stock briefly took a nosedive, so the world's storied mobile chipset maker was forced into explanation mode before business publications.
August 3, 2021
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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Are Designed Differently Because the Sensors Are Too Big to Fit in a Traditional Square, Says Executive
You do not need to have an eagle eye to see that the images Google posted of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are of a design that has never been used by the company. It turns out, there is a good reason for it, with Google's executive saying that the rear camera sensors were too large.
August 3, 2021
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Pixel phones get a new battery charging animation in Android 12 (when turned off)
Although Android 12's most exciting new features revolve around its Material You design language, there are plenty of little details in Google's next Android version that are still only now being discovered.
July 20, 2021
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Pixel phones will now get time-lapse astrophotography support via this quarter's Pixel Feature Drop
Pixel phones have been famous for their exceptional AI photography features and photo quality. But on top of that, Pixel owners get other privileges as well, for example, new features dropped by Google exclusively for Pixel owners, something called Feature Drop.
June 9, 2021
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Poco M3 Pro 5G is Now Official w/ 90Hz Display and MediaTek Dimensity 700 Chip
The original Poco M3 is one of the best budget smartphones that are available in the market; granted, it looked fragile thanks to its all-plastic build, but when you look at how the phone looks and performs for the price it comes at, you realize that it was not a bad phone by any mean.
May 20, 2021
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Poco X3 GT receives another certification; Global release soon
Xiaomi sub-brand Poco has received a new certification for the Poco X3 GT, implying the phone could be released soon.
June 25, 2021
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Poll: How much storage do you need on a phone? Results are in!
It seems that 256GB is the prefered storage option for most of you, guys.
June 28, 2021
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Poll: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro price: How much are you willing to pay? Results are in!
It seems that the sweet spot for the Pixel 6 price-wise is around $700. Let's hope Google won't hop on the greed train and shock us with a four-digit number on this one.
August 6, 2021
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Poll: What new features make you upgrade your phone?
Let's face it - modern smartphones look more or less the same, and they all do pretty much the same thing. If you line up half a dozen smartphones with their displays turned off, you'll have a hard time telling which model is which.
August 6, 2021
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Poll: Would you buy a Huawei phone if it came with Google apps? Yes, definitely!
Wow! The results are in and they are unanimous - you guys love Huawei. Almost 70% of you would buy a Huawei phone if it came with Google Services on board and another 15% or so already own a Huawei device.
September 10, 2021
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Possible iPhone 13/Pro 5G and AirPods 3 announcement and release dates leak
The iPhone 13 5G and AirPods 3 are set to be announced at an Apple event next month. While the brand hasn't confirmed the date, new leaks have revealed possible announcement and release dates for both products.
August 26, 2021
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PowerLight and Ericsson demonstrate laser beaming system to power 5G stations
Beaming power wirelessly using laser beams has been the stuff of science fiction for decades -- but Kent, Wash.-based PowerLight Technologies and Ericsson, the Swedish-based multinational telecommunications company, have shown how it can become a reality for 5G wireless service.
October 4, 2021
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Pretec Electronics Corp
designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of PCMCIA cards, compact modem for handheld PDAs, and digital cameras.
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Project Treble's success means Android 12 will come to Samsung phones faster than ever
I think Samsung will have Android 12 ready to go by the time the next flagship series is released.
May 7, 2021
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PSA: Don't connect to this silly Wi-Fi network if you see it on your iPhone
We don't really need to tell you this, do we?
June 21, 2021
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Purported iPhone 13 models spotted in Eurasia's regulatory database
We are a few months away from the launch of the next iPhone refresh, due in September. While we don't know the entire specifications yet, it is expected that upgrades will be incremental rather than radical this year.
June 11, 2021
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Qualcomm announces second generation of its 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells
Qualcomm has announced the second generation of its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) Platform for Small Cells. This is dubbed the "FSM200xx" series and is an industry-first 3GPP Release 16 5G Open RAN (O-RAN) platform, building on the company's continuing investments in 5G technology.
June 28, 2021
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Qualcomm is Working on SM6375, a Budget Chip Intended for the Gamers
Qualcomm is apparently working on several new chips that will span across the mid-range and budget categories. One of the new chips will be for budget gaming phones, and if the new report is anything to go by, the chip will be able to support displays with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz.
September 13, 2021
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Qualcomm partners with Asus to make a phone for Snapdragon Insiders
It's expensive and high-end.
July 9, 2021
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 modem code flaw exposed Android smartphones to possible snooping
Good thing researchers spotted it, no evidence of exploit in the wild
May 6, 2021
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 versus Snapdragon 888 Plus: What's the difference?
The Snapdragon 888 Plus doesn't differ too much to the Snapdragon 888, and that's a good thing.
June 28, 2021
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Qualcomm touts global momentum for the fastest version of 5G
It's no secret that Qualcomm aims to ride the 5G wave for growth--supplying processors not only for smartphones but also connected cars, laptops, virtual reality headsets and myriad other devices as they link up to these fifth-generation cellular networks.
July 1, 2021
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Qualcomm's first self-branded smartphone is designed by Asus
Google hardware enthusiasts may remember that prior to releasing its Pixel handsets, it used to collaborate with OEMs like LG and Huawei to release smartphones under the Nexus brand, designed to offer users a vanilla Android experience cultivated by Google.
July 8, 2021
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Qualcomm's mmWave push brings us a step closer to unlocking 5G's potential
Qualcomm's 5G mmWave rollout is getting the push it needs.
June 28, 2021
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Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 600 series chipset will reportedly support 144Hz displays
The Snapdragon SM6375 could be positioned somewhere between the Snapdragon 690 and Snapdragon 778G.
September 13, 2021
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 Plus ups the CPU and AI performance
The Snapdragon 888 gets even better
June 28, 2021
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Qualcomm, AT&T, Xiaomi, Samsung, and more collaborate to drive 5G mmWave growth
Multiple companies have been investing in 5G mmWave technology and rollout recently. In February, MediaTek announced a 5G modem that supports mmWave.
June 28, 2021
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Quick phrases could let you skip 'Hey, Google' for common tasks
Including controlling lights, or asking for the weather
September 2, 2021
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Miscellaneous - R

Realme could bring MagSafe-like wireless charging to Android
Apple recently launched a battery MagSafe Battery Pack that's as convenient to use as it is expensive. Just slap it on the back of an iPhone and magnets will hold it in place while it uses wireless charging to refuel your phone's battery.
July 26, 2021
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Realme to release the first Android smartphone with magnetic wireless charging
Recently Chinese smartphone maker Realme tweeted the reveal teaser of what is about to be the first Android smartphone with magnetic wireless charging -- the Realme Flash.
July 27, 2021
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Raspberry Pi: What is it, how to get started & the best Raspberry Pi available
A tiny computer that makes it possible to turn an idea into reality, without taking up much space
September 9, 2021
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Reuters: Some keyboard apps removed from Chinese App Store over 'violations of personal data collection rules'
Sogou and Iflytek specifically.
June 11, 2021
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Rec Room begins its early roll out on select Android devices
Android gamers can finally find out why everyone loves Rec Room.
July 30, 2021
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Red Magic 6S Pro gaming phone has a 165Hz display, RGB lighting, Snapdragion 888+ and a cooling fan
Nubia's Red Magic line of gaming smartphones have a mix of gamer aesthetics (like RGB lighting effects) and premium specs like displays with high refresh rates and the fastest processors around.
September 6, 2021
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RedMagic 6R is a gaming phone with a 144 Hz AMOLED display and Snapdragon 888
Nubia is expanding its Red Magic 6 line of gaming phones with a new model that's a little smaller and a little cheaper, but still a high-performance phone that offers a lot of bang for the buck.
May 27, 2021
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RedMagic 6R review: This isn't the gaming phone you're looking for
The RedMagic 6R packs a lot of attractive hardware, but there are far too many trade-offs in other areas.
September 10, 2021
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Redmi 10 is a big upgrade to a very solid budget-friendly phone
Xiaomi offshoot Redmi had a winner on its hands last year with the Redmi 9. The budget-friendly phone punched above its weight and a potential publishing slip-up may have revealed that its successor will carry on that tradition.
August 13, 2021
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Redmi Note 8 2021 version is officially coming soon
Xiaomi celebrated 25 million units of the Redmi Note 8 sold worldwide with a tweet, in which it also confirmed the phone will be updated for 2021. The company called the phone "The Performance All Star", which of course implies what the 2021 Redmi Note 8's focus will be.
May 21, 2021
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Redmi Note 10 production on a pause; Chip shortages finally affecting Xiaomi
And another one bites the dust. Xiaomi was one of the few companies left that seemed unaffected by worldwide chip shortages, but it looks like the crisis has finally caught up with the Chinese manufacturing giant.
August 20, 2021
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Reduction in the Apple Tax to 15% for news publishers could be the start of a major App Store change
The up to 30% cut of in-app purchases that Apple takes from app developers has put the company in trouble with lawmakers. Apple has been called a monopoly and both the Senate and the House have introduced a bill called the Open App Markets Act that is aimed at both the App Store and Google Play Store as both Apple and Google collect a nice chunk of the in-app revenue generated by their respective app storefronts.
August 27, 2021
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Remember BLU? The US company has a new 'gaming flagship' available at an insane price
Self-described as a "market leader in unlocked devices in the United States", BLU Products hasn't made a lot of headlines in the past year or so.
August 26, 2021
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Renders of budget Motorola Moto E20 leak alongside specs sheet
Lenovo's Motorola has found success with its recent budget 5G phones, but there's still room in the market for even more affordable 4G LTE models, an area the leaked Motorola Moto E20 will be targeting.
August 26, 2021
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Report: Apple could make $3 billion in India this year
That would mark yearly growth of 60%.
August 10, 2021
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Report: The US is getting more into complex mobile games with no signs of slowing down
When most people in the U.S. think about mobile games, they likely picture casual games like Candy Crush Saga or Homescapes. They're easy to play, idle, puzzle games that are good for passing the time and can be played by just about everybody.
June 24, 2021
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Reports of Pixel 3s bricking with "EDL" message are growing
Users say Pixel 3s are unable to boot into Android or do anything useful at all.
September 3, 2021
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Retailer website leaks affordable Nokia G50 with 5G's UK pricing
Earlier, a listing for a smartphone from the Nokia G-series was spotted on UK retailer websites. Although the listing did not reveal many details of the upcoming budget-friendly device, it turns out it will be Nokia G50, and it will come with 5G support and, as a recent leak shows, a very nice price, reports NokiaMob.
July 20, 2021
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Ring and Tear: Doom Hacked on to Desktop Phones
Knee-deep in the NAND
August 13, 2021
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RIP Flip? More AC readers say they'll skip Samsung's newest foldables
The existing form factor carries the day -- for now.
August 16, 2021
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Rogers rolls out support for iMessage Business Chat
But it didn't tell anyone about it.
July 26, 2021
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Royole develops a stretchable micro LED display
Flexible displays have been around for years at this point, making it possible for companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Lenovo to release foldable phones and tablets.
May 25, 2021
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Ruling by South Korean agency will allow phone makers in the country to customize Android
Google has been fined 207 billion won ($176.64 million) by South Korea's antitrust regulator for not allowing manufacturers to include customized versions of Android to be installed on handsets.
September 14, 2021
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Russia demands Apple remove opposition leader's app from App Store
Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor also made the demand of Google.
August 20, 2021
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S Pen Pro finally nearing release, some features will only be available on flagships like Z Fold 3
The S Pen Pro, which was unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in January and has yet to go on sale, will likely be released alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
July 12, 2021
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S Pen robot, subzero chamber: Samsung tests the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G durability
In our Galaxy Z Fold 3 review, we mention that the phone feels sturdier than its predecessor, and Samsung itself claimed that it has toughened its display and structural integrity significantly compared to Z Fold 2 in the official press release.
October 12, 2021
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S2 Music Player is an Android app from the maker of Shuttle (with the best incentive for upgrading)
S2 Music Player is a new Android app that not only presents a simple, clean user interface for listening to music and managing songs stored on your phone, but also for streaming music from a home server using Jellyfin, Emby, or Plex.
July 16, 2021
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Sailfish OS 4.1 Finally Embracing 64-bit, Android 10 App Support API Level
While other mobile operating systems have for years been on a 64-bit software stack and in the process of phasing out 32-bit app support, Jolla is celebrating Sailfish 4.1 as finally marking their first fully 64-bit Sailfish OS software stack -- for use currently just with the Sony Xperia 10 II smartphone.
May 27, 2021
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Samsung adds new foldable features to its older Z Fold and Z Flip phones with One UI 3.1.1
Samsung's new Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 phones add a bunch of clever new features designed for foldable phones as part of its One UI 3.1.1 update, but if you already own a Fold 2, Z Flip, or even the original Galaxy Fold, you'll still be able to get some of the new additions without shelling out for a new phone.
August 31, 2021
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Samsung and AMD are partnering to make a ray tracing Exynos mobile chip
The implications of this announcement could be big.
June 1, 2021
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Samsung and Ericsson Sign Global Patent License Agreement
Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets from January 1, 2021.
May 7, 2021
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Samsung and iPhone production slowed significantly in Q2 2021
Global smartphone production has been severely impacted by the ongoing global chip shortage and surge of COVID-19 cases in certain Asian regions, as the latest investigations from TrendForce detail.
September 2, 2021
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Samsung announces 50MP ISOCELL JN1 smartphone camera sensor with 0.64μm pixels
After teasing it earlier this week, Samsung has revealed the details of the ISOCELL JN1, a 1/2.76-inch (6.5mm) 50MP smartphone camera sensor that appears to have the smallest pixels in the industry, at least as far as mass-produced image sensors are concerned, at just 0.64μm.
June 10, 2021
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Samsung announces 200MP and 50MP camera sensors, possibly coming to Galaxy S22-series
Samsung is bringing a nuke to the arms race in the megapixels wars as it has just announced the industry's first 200MP camera sensor. Called the ISOCELL HP1, this new camera sensor will use a new pixel binning tech and will allegedly greatly improve low-light camera performance.
September 2, 2021
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Samsung announces budget Galaxy A22 and Galaxy A22 5G smartphones
The South Korean tech giant Samsung has added two handsets to its Galaxy line-up. Dubbed as the Galaxy A22 and Galaxy A22 5G, these smartphones belong to the budget segment.
June 3, 2021
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Samsung announces the industry's smallest 0.64μm-pixel sensor for phones
The new sensor has entered mass production, and it will bring forward the possibility of having a slimmer design on the phone while still maintaining a high resolution for gorgeous photo quality.
June 10, 2021
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Samsung answers the under panel camera question no one asked
Samsung yesterday introduced the tablet-like Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the clamshell Flip 3. The former is the company's first phone to embed its highly anticipated under display camera tech.
August 12, 2021
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Samsung Brings Next-Level Security to Galaxy S21 Series With Samsung Knox Vault
In the new normal of digital connectivity, privacy and security have never been more important. Samsung Knox, the security platform that keeps your Galaxy devices safe, has evolved to meet the growing demand for data protection.
June 18, 2021
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Samsung confirms no new Note this year, but does have a pen for foldables up its sleeve
Hints at new Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip models too
July 27, 2021
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Samsung Confirms RDNA2-based Exynos 2200 iGPU Will Support Ray Tracing
Samsung appears to be in a hurry to beat Apple and Qualcomm at bringing real-time ray tracing to the smartphone space, with its next-generation Exynos 2200 "Pamir" SoC.
October 4, 2021
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Samsung confirms S Pen support for the Galaxy Z Fold3; no new Galaxy Note this year
Samsung is set to hold its next Galaxy Unpacked two weeks from now, but this early, the company has shared quite a few interesting bits about what it plans to unveil at the event. The company has confirmed that the Galaxy Z Fold3 is adding support for the S Pen as it no longer plans to introduce a new Galaxy Note device this year.
July 27, 2021
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Samsung continues to lead global smartphone market despite quarterly decline
The global smartphone market grew year over year but declined compared to last quarter
July 29, 2021
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Samsung could be working on a new Quick Share feature for file-sharing with non-Galaxy phones
Samsung's Quick Share is a great option to seamlessly transfer files between Samsung Galaxy phones and other Samsung devices. And now, SamMobile reports that Samsung may be planning to integrate an option to share files between a Galaxy and devices from other brands, and more specifically, those made by OPPO, Xiaomi, Vivo, or other China-based smartphone companies.
June 17, 2021
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Samsung Could Use a Snapdragon 888 in Its Upcoming Mid-Range Galaxy M52 5G, According to Fresh Leak
For the longest time, flagship chipsets like the Snapdragon 888 and the ones before it were reserved only for the premium smartphones and those that commanded a competitive pricing while retaining other high-end features, like the Galaxy S20 FE.
June 28, 2021
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Samsung Display announces the polarizer-free ECo2OLED tech
Samsung Display announced its latest OLED panel, the Eco2OLED, which increase light output by 33% compared to SDC's previous OLED panels. The increase light translates into a power consumption reduction of up to 25%.
August 16, 2021
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Samsung doesn't need phone profits, vows to make foldables mainstream (Q2 results)
Samsung just announced the stellar earnings quarter it was teasing a fortnight ago, and it scored no less than $11 billion in profit.
July 29, 2021
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Samsung drops Galaxy Note 8 from future updates
The Galaxy Note 8 has certainly served its purpose since its 2017 release, and contributed to the Galaxy Note lineup becoming a consistent staple in the overarching Galaxy series.
October 7, 2021
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Samsung Electronics Announces Availability of Its Next Generation 2.5D Integration Solution 'I-Cube4' for High-Performance Applications
'I-Cube4' incorporates four HBMs and one logic die on a paper-thin silicon interposer, supporting enhanced thermal management as well as stable power supply
May 6, 2021
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Samsung ends security updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung has pulled the plug on security updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The devices were announced back in 2017, marking the beginning of smartphones with thin bezels.
May 4, 2021
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Samsung expecting a record-breaking third quarter of the year
Samsung Electronics officially announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of the year today. Looking at the numbers, it's clear that the company expects record-breaking earnings compared to the same period last year.
October 8, 2021
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Samsung fails to renew 'Galaxy Note' trademark in South Korea
Samsung secure its position as the world's largest smartphone manufacturer with devices under several lineups including Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. But when it came to renewing those trademarks recently, it skipped one.
September 7, 2021
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Samsung finally updates the Galaxy A21 to Android 11 and One UI 3.1
While that is going on, however, some of the more budget-friendly Samsung phones are still waiting in line for the One UI 3.1 update and Android 11.
October 14, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho makes its debut in Europe
Before you get your hopes too high, the Galaxy A12 Nacho is not really a new smartphone but rather a slightly different version of the Galaxy A12, a mid-range Android phone that made its debut on the market late last year.
August 10, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A21 catches fire in airplane, causing mass evacuation
After a brief break from the previously rampant tales of Galaxy S7's catching fire, not unaccompanied by the occasional self-combusting iPhone or iPhone accessory wreaking havoc on unsuspecting users, we've finally got another one on our hands.
August 26, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Review: Stuck In The Middle
A midrange phone with a big screen, huge battery, and all kinds of 5G connectivity
August 13, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A52S 5G detailed in full ahead of release
The affordable Galaxy A52 5G is on track to become one of the best-selling smartphones this year, but there's no denying that it faces some tough competition heading into the second half of 2021.
August 12, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy F52 5G is official with a 120Hz screen and 8GB of RAM
The Korean company's F62 5G was introduced in February, and now the company is starting to update the rest of its F-series Galaxy phones. The Galaxy F52 5G has been announced. The new Samsung budget phone offering will be first sold in China.
May 20, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Revisiting the legend 5 years after its launch
We here at PhoneArena recently started thinking that maybe, just maybe, we're living in the future. And one sure way to prove ourselves right or wrong is by taking a look at how far phones have come the last 5 years.
July 8, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G enters mass production
Samsung's successful holiday sales boost strategy hinged on one surprising winner last year - the "midrange flagship" Galaxy S20 FE, or Fan Edition - and this year it seems determined to repeat the glory.
September 24, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G might be coming in the next couple of months
Its predecessor, the S20 FE, enjoyed a lot of popularity and positive reviews last year, so it's no surprise that the next in line is highly anticipated.
August 13, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to Feature a Refreshed Main Camera, Reveals Product Listing
Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S21 FE sometime in the near future. While its predecessor was one of the best smartphones to buy in a given price range, the company is making sure that the S21 FE also stands for it.
July 8, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE US color palette leaked
Samsung's next stripped-down flagship, the Galaxy S21 FE, will enter production in July 2021, says display industry insider Ross Young.
May 4, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S21 phones are getting a memory boost you barely need
Samsung's RAM Plus feature is trickling down to its mid-range and flagship devices.
October 5, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S22 pops up on Geekbench
Leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship have been flying left and right in the past couple of weeks, and in a typical modern-day-flagship-phone fashion, there won't be any mysteries left when the actual announcement comes.
September 20, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy S22 series might skip the under display camera technology
Almost immediately after the releases of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, rumors and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy S22 series started popping up. The latest one revolves around the displays of the phones.
September 7, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G: A cheat sheet
Starting at $1,000, the latest flavor of Samsung's clamshell flip phone sports a faster processor, larger front cover display and lower initial price tag than its predecessor.
August 16, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 battery test results: can it last a full day?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 might have finally gotten the pricing and the design styling right with a regular flagship price of $1,000 and an actually useful front cover screen for your notifications, but one thing that Samsung hasn't changed from the original Flip is the battery size.
August 31, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review
Big screen, small phone, can't lose
September 9, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: The first foldable you may actually want to buy
With a lower price, 120Hz refresh-rate screen, an "aluminum armor" body and an improved cover screen, Samsung's new smartphone could be the most "normal" foldable available.
August 25, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G gets June security patch early
The iconic Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G is the second Samsung device to get this June's security update, after the Galaxy S21 lineup's patch went live yesterday.
May 28, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G: A cheat sheet
Equipped with 5G, triple rear cameras and S Pen support, the third iteration of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold foldable smartphone is cheaper than its predecessors but still rings in at $1,800.
August 13, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 battery life: can the Fold 3 last a day?
Samsung's Galaxy Fold 3 had to face a plethora of tough challenges to function. It's an actual foldable smartphone with a display that bends straight down the middle, that's pretty crazy in its own right. But then, there's the challenge of making a durable hinge and fitting all of the regular smartphone components... somewhere.
August 31, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 drop test proves it's the most durable foldable yet
The phone's inner screen can take quite a bit of damage.
September 20, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 production has reportedly started
Samsung is expected to announce the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 within the next eight weeks and a new report sheds some light on what's currently happening behind the scenes in preparation for the launch.
June 1, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 survives durability test, but it's not all good news
The stretchable PET layer on top of the phone's screen is highly susceptible to scratches.
August 30, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will reportedly ship with One UI 3.1.1, not One UI 3.5
Renown tipster IceUniverse has now shared on Twitter an interesting new tip about the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3. It was earlier believed the foldable will ship with One UI 3.5, but now, the leaker states that this won't be the case.
June 24, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy, make space for Apple Satellite: iPhone 13 wants to save your life... soon
So, let's get this out of the way: The iPhone 13 technically isn't going to be the first smartphone to feature satellite connection. This honor goes to the Thuraya X5-Touch from 2019.
September 2, 2021
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Samsung Has Fallen Down in Its Global Brand Value This Year
For a company like Samsung, the global brand value is important as well; it serves as a brand's recognition and perception among consumers and people in general around the world. Companies like Samsung, Apple, and several more spend millions and even billions in marketing and brand building that helps their brand equity and makes it even better.
June 22, 2021
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Samsung Has Filed a Patent for a Movable Camera System with Adaptive Aperture
The company now has filed a patent for a movable camera design for smartphones that could enable variable aperture and possibly change the smartphone camera market for the better, especially if this manages to take off the way Samsung wants it to take off.
August 9, 2021
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Samsung has patented a one of a kind foldable phone with a rotating camera
Samsung is known for being experimental and daring with new designs and implementations in its smartphone manufacturing. It's in a unique position enabling it to take risks and try new ideas to see if they will stick.
June 18, 2021
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Samsung impressively updates the old and humble Galaxy A10e to Android 11 in the US
The world heavyweight champion of Android 11 updates strikes again just a few days after joining forces with the largest US wireless service provider to deliver the newest (stable) OS version to Verizon's low-end Galaxy A12.
July 20, 2021
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Samsung India Teams Up With National Geographic Traveller India for First-Ever Underwater Expedition With Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G's 8K Video Snap Feature
Recently, Samsung, India's most trusted smartphone brand, teamed up with National Geographic Traveller India to showcase the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G's 8K Video Snap feature.
July 1, 2021
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Samsung Innovation Museum Introduces 'The History of the Electronics Industry That Changed the World' Video Series
Since last September, Samsung Electronics has been delivering online content that highlights the exhibitions at Korea's largest electronics industry museum, the Samsung Innovation Museum (S/I/M). Previous online tour videos have highlighted the history of the electronics industry, science and technology from the 18th to 21st centuries and the history of Samsung.
July 30, 2021
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Samsung introduces flagship features to more smartphones with LPDDR5 uMCP
Today, Samsung Electronics stated that it has started the mass production of the LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP), its most recent smartphone memory solution. I
June 15, 2021
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Samsung is bringing digital car keys to its phones, starting in South Korea
Supported on the Genesis GV60
September 30, 2021
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Samsung is clawing back Xiaomi's lead in India on the back of great Q1 sales
Smartphone shipments in India reached 39 million units in Q1 2021.
May 11, 2021
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Samsung is finally taking an initiative to remove ads from its stock apps
For a long time now, Samsung has been one of those companies that receive big waves of criticism from both fans and the media for the significant amount of ads and bloat in its software.
August 20, 2021
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Samsung is pushing the RAM Plus feature to mid-range and flagship phones
In early September, Samsung released an update for the Galaxy A52s 5G that added a new feature called RAM Plus. It gave the phone an additional 4GB of virtual random access memory (RAM) by using the internal storage to do so.
October 4, 2021
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Samsung is selling 'certified refurbished' Galaxy Buds Live for under 60 bucks a pair
With the noise-cancelling (and surprisingly affordable) Galaxy Buds 2 drawing near and the high-end Buds Pro getting more and more attractive with deeper and deeper price cuts, we can totally understand if you've already forgotten all about the Buds Live.
August 6, 2021
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Samsung is trying a new strategy to curb product leaks
Like most other big names in the mobile tech industry, Samsung has long been subjected to premature leaks, with news and specs on upcoming gadgets making their way out into the world before their time.
August 26, 2021
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Samsung joins forces with famous directors to show off the Galaxy S21 Ultra
For the last couple of years now, smartphone camera systems have reached such a high level of quality and functionality that they could leave you baffled by the results.
October 11, 2021
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Samsung just mentioned the unreleased 'Galaxy A82 5G' on its website
Days after mentioning the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE on its Mexican website, Samsung has accidentally referenced another unreleased smartphone -- the Galaxy A82 5G.
May 4, 2021
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Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book laptops built for business
Samsung is moving back into the business space with the new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book.
September 9, 2021
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Samsung loses top European phone vendor crown to Xiaomi
Xiaomi knocked Apple off its number two spot in the global rankings last month
August 3, 2021
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Samsung makes it easy to manage cryptocurrencies on Galaxy devices
Even though its high volatility might prevent many from purchasing it, cryptocurrency remains a great investment for those looking for short-term profit. HTC was one of the first companies to design a smartphone specifically aimed at blockchain users, the Exodus 1.
May 17, 2021
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Samsung Moves Ahead in Mobile SoC Technologies With Its Comprehensive 5G VoNR Solution
Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed its comprehensive VoNR (Voice over New Radio) solution for 5G voice call service, available for global mobile device manufacturers and network providers.
September 30, 2021
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Samsung needs to make its Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 cheaper and sturdier to attract buyers
To push its devices mainstream, Samsung will need to make some key changes. It will show off the phones Wednesday at Unpacked.
August 9, 2021
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Samsung patented a triple-folding phone; Take a look
Samsung is working on a triple-folding phone. According to a new patent filed at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the company indeed has plans for such a device.
June 4, 2021
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Samsung patents swim-oriented Galaxy Buds with waterproof design
First spotted by LetGoDigital, Samsung has patented a new waterproof design for its true wireless Galaxy Buds that gives you the option to use them under water.
September 13, 2021
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Samsung plans on revealing these foldable screens this week
Samsung announced today that it plans on showing off some new foldable displays during Display Week's 2021 show that will take place online starting today. The event is put together by the World Information Display Society (SID) and will run (again, online) through the end of the work week (Friday).
May 17, 2021
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Samsung preps for imminent Android 12 rollout
One UI 4 is seemingly the next version of Samsung's software interface that will sit atop Android 12, the latest version of Google's operating system.
August 26, 2021
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Samsung revamps SmartThings app, adds new interface
Samsung is bringing a new connected home experience to those using its mobile and IoT products through the brand-new SmartThings app. Available on both mobile and Windows desktop platforms, the next-generation SmartThings app adds a new interface the promises to offer an easier, more robust experience, as well as faster load times.
June 8, 2021
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Samsung seemingly mocks Steve Jobs: calls him a "turtleneck wearer"
While the war between Samsung and Apple is now almost a decade long, with these two having a history of suing each other multiple times and mocking the other publicly, this rivalry always had its limits as there was always a line that the other one wouldn't cross.
August 24, 2021
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Samsung seems to have pulled ads from its stock apps, as promised
Fewer ads on your phone
October 1, 2021
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Samsung sends warning to leakers; starts copyright striking press assets
Last month, in response to recent leaks, Apple started sending legal letters to some Chinese tipsters and even designer Concept Creator. Now, Samsung has decided it's time to take product leaks seriously too.
July 8, 2021
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Samsung set to dominate foldable smartphone market for years to come
The foldable smartphone market is still small, but Counterpoint Research expects demand to skyrocket over the coming years with Samsung set to retain its current position as the segment leader.
August 5, 2021
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Samsung sets big sales targets for foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3
Samsung is expected to announce and release the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 this August. And a new report claims that the company has set an ambitious shipment target for its next foldables.
May 21, 2021
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Samsung Shows a Double-Folding Galaxy Fold Prototype and It is Impressive
We have finally entered the third generation of foldable phones from Samsung. Despite the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 being impressive devices, we have enough evidence to suggest that Samsung is not planning on slowing down.
August 31, 2021
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Samsung silently deletes Galaxy S21 FE support pages as if the phone never existed
A couple of days ago, we reported that Samsung may cancel the Galaxy S21 FE, and now SamMobile reports that references of the expected affordable flagship phone have now started to vanish from Samsung's support websites across the globe.
September 30, 2021
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Samsung simply cannot handle the hotness of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G
It doesn't take a rocket scientist or an experienced tech industry analyst to realize that Samsung's decision to halt the development of its popular Galaxy Note family in favor of the fledgling foldable category didn't come lightly, but as suggested by the early global demand (and ensuing shipment delays) of the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, the unprecedented gamble seemed to pay off handsomely.
October 12, 2021
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Samsung suppliers see profit and sales plunge following weak Galaxy S21 sales
The Galaxy S21 is one of Samsung's worst-selling flagships ever and that poor performance has started to impact suppliers across the globe, a new report out of South Korea claims.
August 20, 2021
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Samsung tips crazy 2nm/3nm chip specs and record revenue
Samsung will be announcing its largest ever revenue for a single quarter when it reports its July-September earnings. The earnings preview estimates around $61.2 billion in quarterly revenue and $13.23 billion in operating profit, riding on the wings of chip sales.
October 8, 2021
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Samsung to Bring Open RAN to Europe With Vodafone UK
Vodafone UK selects Samsung for Europe's first wide-scale commercial deployment of Open RAN powered by vRAN; Samsung enters Europe with its latest 5G solutions
June 14, 2021
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Samsung to launch a new OLED device stack, to be first adopted by the Vivo IQOO 8 Pro smartphone
According to reports, Vivo will soon release its latest IQOO smartphone (IQOO 8 Pro). The phone will use an AMOLED display produced by Samsung Display. This panel, in fact, will be the first one to adopt Samsung's latest E5 OLED stack.
August 6, 2021
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Samsung to market S21 FE as Note 20 replacement following weak Galaxy S21 sales
There won't be a Galaxy Note 21. Partly because Samsung is pushing foldables and partly because of the global chip shortage. But a new claim suggests the company is planning a spiritual successor of some kind.
June 3, 2021
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Samsung to sell business that made a specific iPhone component
Apple does depend on Samsung to supply it with certain iPhone components although Apple has made a point of trying to reduce its reliance on its rival over the last few years.
July 2, 2021
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Samsung video attempts to show the durability of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3
Following reports of unexplained cracks
October 12, 2021
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Samsung Wants the Base Galaxy S22 to Sell Better Than the S22 Ultra
If everything goes accordingly, the Galaxy S22 series will go official towards the end of this year or early 2022, and we have also seen the devices leak several times. A new report suggests that Samsung is hoping to sell the base Galaxy S22 better than the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
October 1, 2021
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Samsung Will Find Out If You Are Being Careless with Your Galaxy Z Flip 3
Foldable phones are fragile, and we are all aware of that. However, Samsung has gone the extra mile and has taken extra precautions against false warranty claims since they are still a thing.
October 5, 2021
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Samsung will reportedly be powering most of its phones with Exynos in near future
It's believed around 20 percent of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are powered by in-house Exynos processors at the moment, and the company's share in third-party phones is now in single digits, down from the not exactly impressive mid-10 percent range in 2019. The client base is mostly limited to Chinese brands like Vivo and Meizu.
October 12, 2021
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Samsung will reportedly build the 5G modem for the Google Pixel 6 series
The announcement marked the search giant's departure from its longstanding reliance on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors that powered its earlier Pixel phones.
August 26, 2021
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Samsung will reportedly supply every single iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz display
120Hz is finally coming and Samsung is picking up the work.
May 3, 2021
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Samsung's Apple phase: Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 ditch all accessories from the box
Like it or not, Apple is a trend-setter. I recently touched on this in a separate story about how Android phone-makers have started adopting some of Apple's recent ideas. Before you decide that the story is about praising Apple - it isn't.
August 16, 2021
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Samsung's foldables will never flourish until they're as good as regular phones
And that, friends, is gonna take some time
August 12, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra holds its own one year later
In some ways it feels like a better phone today than when it launched.
August 27, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 reaches end of life after four years of updates
Both phones were launched at an Unpacked event in March 2017.
May 4, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE is already getting the September 2021 security patch
Both the 4G-only and 5G versions of the value flagship have started receiving the update.
August 30, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE 5G gets certified again; full specs and images listed
The colorful Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has been certified in China and the device listing corroborates several specifications as well as the smartphone's design. The development follows a marketing render leak last week.
July 8, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE 5G leaks again, this time through Cricket
After countless leaks that have included everything from an accidental Instagram post to a leaked user manual, Samsung doesn't even seem to be trying to stop them because the Galaxy S21 FE has appeared once again.
September 3, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G will come with pretty impressive charging capabilities after all
As easy as it might seem to "predict" the key Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs and features after several dozen trustworthy reports, leaks, and rumors these past few months, it's important to remember that nothing is official until Samsung makes it so.
July 29, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G are still incredibly popular
Samsung took a huge risk with the delay of its next Galaxy Note-series release, opting to focus entirely on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 just two short years after the commercial debut of the deeply flawed first Galaxy Fold edition.
October 1, 2021
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Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G will come with top-notch water resistance
There's a lot to like (and, yes, even love) about Samsung's 5G-enabled 2020 foldables, especially after the fiasco that was the original Galaxy Fold back in 2019, but one major thing that the company couldn't pull off last year was any sort of water or dust resistance rating.
July 22, 2021
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Samsung's Google Pixel 6 specs takeover complete with camera and 5G modem
The new Android 12 Beta 4 release brought an intriguing new Google Camera app update to version 8.3.252. We say intriguing not because some major new feature was added but because someone discovered a hint to the Google Pixel 6 camera sensor in the underlying code strings.
August 12, 2021
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Samsung's ISOCELL HP1 is the first 200-megapixel camera sensor for phones
When 108 megapixels is not enough
September 2, 2021
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Samsung's mobile business is under review following weak Galaxy S21 sales
The Galaxy S21 series has sold worse than the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 in its first six months of availability, and the disappointing results may have led to a prolonged management review of Samsung's mobile business.
August 5, 2021
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Samsung's new 200MP HP1 Sensor: Sensible, or Marketing?
This week, Samsung LSI announced a new camera sensor that seemingly is pushing the limits of resolution within a mobile phone. The new S5KHP1, or simply HP1 sensor, pushes the resolution above 200 megapixels, almost doubling that of what's currently being deployed in contemporary hardware in today's phones.
September 23, 2021
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Samsung's new Z Flip and Z Fold get battery-protection feature
A 'Protect battery' feature limits charging to 85 percent
August 31, 2021
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Samsung's next phones will have scratch- and reflection-resistant cameras
That's thanks to a new lens cover from Corning that combines glass and coatings to improve durability and image quality.
July 22, 2021
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Samsung's Note line is dead, and the Z Fold 3 doesn't even support its S Pen
Well, well, well, Samsung's August Unpacked event came and went with nary a whiff of its heretofore star participant - the next Galaxy Note line entrant that was to be the Note 20 heir apparent. Why?
August 13, 2021
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Samsung's 'Your Service' portal makes it easy to book smartphone repairs in Canada
Samsung is also offering complimentary UV-C sanitization for Galaxy devices with its Door-to-Door repair service.
August 16, 2021
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ScreenFlow 10 can record multiple apps, cameras, and screens at once and much more
With so many improvements it's hard to know where to start.
June 24, 2021
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Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena release new app, built in-house to guide fan experience
Just before the puck drops on the inaugural season of Seattle Kraken hockey on Tuesday night, the team and its home base, Climate Pledge Arena, have dropped a new app to help fans with a variety of services and experiences.
October 12, 2021
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Securing the Apple mobile enterprise takes context
Truce Software CEO Joe Boyle talks about Apple's place in business and the evolution of new security models for the remote enterprise.
June 11, 2021
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Security bods boost Apple iPhone hardware attack research with iTimed toolkit
'The first complete infrastructure to enable general-purpose hardware security experiments on the Apple iPhone SoCs,' they claim
September 14, 2021
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Select Samsung phones get five years of security updates, but there's a catch
Samsung has just announced that select enterprise editions of some of its most popular devices will be receiving five years of security updates.
June 29, 2021
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Senator Rubio slams Apple over Russia Smart Voting app removal
Apple removed an app from opposition leader Alexei Navalny following threats from Russia's government.
October 1, 2021
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Senators poised to unveil new 'self-preferencing' bill targeting Apple and Big Tech
The bill will target big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
October 14, 2021
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Sennheiser MKE 200 Mobile Kit review: Get pro audio on your iPhone
Level up your iPhone videos with professional-sounding audio.
July 19, 2021
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Seven new regions can now benefit from Verizon's in-home 5G internet service
Verizon is now expanding its in-home 5G support to more cities, reports AppleInsider. Alongside this new and welcome expansion, the carrier has also announced an in-home 4G LTE internet service expansion and a new upgradable home router.
July 13, 2021
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Sharp Aquos R6 Goes Official With Massive 1-inch Camera Sensor, Ultra-Fast 240Hz Screen and Many More Upgrades
Sharp is not a popular name when customers want to pick out a premium smartphone stamped with that name, but its Aquos R6 might encourage you to pick it up thanks to its beastly specifications.
May 17, 2021
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Should Apple let iPhone users download apps from beyond the App Store?
You may have heard about the ongoing case of Epic Games versus Apple, which started all the way back in mid-2020. Epic wants its widely popular game Fortnite to avoid Apple's 30% revenue cut on in-app purchases, or at least to share a smaller cut with the Cupertino giant.
June 24, 2021
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Should Apple sell special edition iPhones in partnership with other companies?
Earlier today I shared a post about a bright red iPhone 13 Pro concept that used Iron Man as part of the artwork. A bright red iPhone with a bright red character on the front -- and it got me wondering.
July 9, 2021
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Should you buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in 2021?
Best Answer: No, getting the Galaxy Note 9 in 2021 makes little sense. The Note 9 is an old device that won't receive any future Android updates. You can buy newer smartphones (e.g., Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S20 FE) with much better long-term support for a little more money.
August 6, 2021
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Should you buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 in 2021?
Best Answer: The Galaxy S20 is still a great option in 2021, despite being replaced by the Galaxy S21. However, the biggest consideration you'll need to make is whether you're OK with buying refurbished or renewed.
July 27, 2021
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Should you buy an iPhone 12 right now or wait for the iPhone 13?
Taking the plunge on an iPhone 12 right now isn't a bad choice. But then again, the iPhone 13 should be here before you know it.
May 27, 2021
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Should you buy iPhone SE in 2021?
More than a year after its launch, the iPhone SE is still the cheapest iPhone that you can buy from Apple, but how is it holding up in 2021, can it really rival much newer phones and isn't it better to just wait out for the successor?
September 10, 2021
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Should you buy the Google Pixel 3 in 2021?
Best Answer: The Pixel 3 is still a compact, powerful phone with years of guaranteed software updates ahead of it -- but it's hard to recommend it these days over the more powerful Pixel 5 or the cheaper, longer-lasting Pixel 4a.
July 20, 2021
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"Sign in with Apple" option may be coming to Twitter on iOS soon
It's always convenient to have a single sign-on or something similar when signing into social media accounts. Now, SlashGear reports that reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong has discovered Twitter is working on enabling Sign-in with an Apple account.
July 12, 2021
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Signal fixes bug that sent random images to wrong contacts
Signal has fixed a serious bug in its Android app that, in some cases, sent random unintended pictures to contacts without an obvious explanation.
July 26, 2021
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Six new Android features improve voice controls, messaging and more
Updates to Google's mobile operating system include contextual emojis, earthquake alerts and a customizable experience for Android Auto.
June 14, 2021
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Slack Huddles is the perfect work-from-home feature for Millennials that hate phone calls
Slack Huddles is actually pretty awesome.
August 2, 2021
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Smartphone and home broadband ownership has grown four percent since 2019
Cost is still a prohibiting factor for some
June 4, 2021
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Smartphone cameras are good enough and it's time to focus on the rest of the phone
With the ability to get good photos from almost any modern smartphone, manufacturers should start focusing on other parts of the phone.
September 30, 2021
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Smartphone distributors aren't happy about LG's planned iPhone deal with Apple
LG announced its exit from the smartphone market in April. Two months on, LG is in discussions with Apple to sell iPhones inside LG Best Stores in South Korea, but the plan is now facing some backlash.
June 24, 2021
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Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders
This Asus-made phone for Qualcomm's Snapdragon fan club lets you tweak performance to a rare extent, but unfinished software gets in the way of appreciating everything the Snapdragon 888 can do.
August 16, 2021
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Smartphone numbers are in: Motorola and Xiaomi were big winners last quarter
The global smartphone market continued to recover in the second quarter of 2021, new data from Omdia reveals. The positive results come despite the fall from grace that Huawei has experienced over the past twelve months.
July 29, 2021
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Smartphone shipments jump by 13% as market returns toward sustained growth
Worldwide smartphone shipments hit 313.2 million units in the second quarter of 2021, slightly surpassing IDC's forecast.
August 2, 2021
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Smartphone shipments keep growing thanks to emerging markets, 5G, and Apple
More people are buying $1,000+ handsets
August 31, 2021
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Smartphone, broadband usage grows in US: survey
The vast majority of US adults now use a smartphone and have high-speed internet at home, following modest growth over the past two years, a survey showed Thursday.
June 3, 2021
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Smartphones have led to the 'death of proximity'
A UCL study across nine countries shows smartphones are more than devices we use, they're 'the place where we live' and swap for close contact with others.
May 11, 2021
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Smartphones With the Best Battery Life
These 10 devices will run all day, then keep going
May 31, 2021
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SMS Organizer gains support for multiple attachments in latest update
SMS Organizer's most recent update makes it easier to organize your contacts and conversations.
September 7, 2021
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Snapdragon 888 Plus Will Not Be Used in the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Latest Leak Shows
Qualcomm introduced its most powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 888 Plus, just a few days back. Despite touting minimal improvements over regular the Snapdragon 888, it was assumed that the majority of the flagships, including Samsung's most premium offering, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, would be fueled by it.
July 2, 2021
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Snapshot: The Android feature you didn't know you needed
Jack Wallen introduces you to a Google Assistant feature that will help kick off your day with efficiency and ease.
May 4, 2021
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Some Apple fans feel strongly about the next iPhone name
Even though summer has officially arrived, we all know how quickly it will go by. Apple fans, however, have something to look forward to for the end of summer - the annual September special event.
June 21, 2021
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Some Apple employees have reportedly opposed Apple's new CSAM scanning technology
Last week, Apple announced its new system for fighting against child abuse, and it faced severe criticism, many citing privacy as the main issue with the new tech. Despite Apple addressing the concerns, AppleInsider now reports even Apple employees are expressing their discontentment with the new tech.
August 13, 2021
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Some Apple services including Photos, iCloud Mail are 'slow or unavailable'
Something's broken.
July 22, 2021
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Some CPAP masks are confusing Face ID on iPhone 13, but they still work on older iPhones
Hopefully this one can be fixed in software.
September 28, 2021
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Some iPhone 13 models might not get a LiDAR scanner
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a technology that allows accurate depth measurement. Apple primarily uses it for its devices' AR capabilities as well as Portrait photos in Night Mode, among other things. LiDAR was included in the 2020 iPad Pro, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and there were some rumors swirling around that it would be coming to all iPhone 13 models as well, this does not appear to be the case anymore.
July 12, 2021
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Some Material You elements make an early appearance on older Android versions ahead of Android 12 release
Although Google's new Material You look isn't expected until Android 12, Android Police reports there have been some older versions of Android that are getting glimpses and elements of the new look, in this case, on the Gboard setting menu.
August 24, 2021
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Some OnePlus 9 Pro users are running out of space due to a Media Storage bug
The vanilla OnePlus 9 doesn't appear to be affected by this issue.
August 24, 2021
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Some Pixel 5a users are complaining of camera overheating issues, Google investigating
It seems the Pixel 5a has inherited the Pixel 5's old thermal issues
August 27, 2021
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Some popular iPhone apps and games can still track you even if you opt out
"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone", except when it doesn't
September 24, 2021
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Something Is Bricking Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Phones
Another day, another Pixel crisis: Riding the tail of a relatively widespread overheating issue while shooting in 4K, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones everywhere are rendering themselves useless in perpetual emergency download (EDL) mode, according to a number of posts on Google support forums and on Reddit.
September 2, 2021
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Sony to launch slightly downgraded version of the Xperia 10 III
Sony quietly revealed a slightly downgraded version of its mid-range Xperia 10 III handset. The phone is sold exclusively in Japan as Sony Xperia 10 III Lite, and it's unlikely to be introduced in other countries.
August 20, 2021
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Sony Xperia 1 III: Everything you need to know
Could this be the Xperia we've been waiting for?
June 14, 2021
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Sony's next mid-range phone could be the Xperia Ace II
Sony has been focusing its smartphone production on high-end and mid-end price tiers in the last couple of years, which is probably one of the main reasons the Japanese company reported the first profits for its mobile division in years.
May 17, 2021
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South Korea bill could shake up Google and Apple's app store policies
New legislation is likely to put an end to the 30% cut from in-app purchases imposed on app developers in South Korea.
August 24, 2021
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Speck Presidio2 Grip with MagSafe review: Slim protection with grip
One of Speck's best iPhone cases just got better with full MagSafe compatibility.
October 8, 2021
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Spending in mobile apps surges to new high: survey
App revenue from mobile phone users around the world climbed to new heights in the first half of this year, nearly reaching $65 billion, market tracker Sensor Tower said Monday.
June 29, 2021
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Squeezy sides apparently coming back to Google phones with the Pixel 6 (or maybe not)
The listing makes it look like the phones have Active Edge when they do not. So, we will have to wait a little longer to find out if Active Edge is coming back.
September 14, 2021
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Stability is key to success of mobile apps
Stability is key to the success of mobile apps according to a new report from Bugsnag which shows that a drop of just one percent in stability can lead to a loss of a star in app store ratings.
July 20, 2021
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Starting with the 5G Purple iPhone 12, Apple changes how it records each device it makes
Starting with the just released purple Apple iPhone 12 model, Apple is making a change to the way it designates serial numbers for its handsets in a number of countries.
May 6, 2021
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Steve Jobs apparently wanted an iPhone nano in 2011--and we have questions
Meet the miniest iPhone mini.
August 20, 2021
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Sticky Widgets 3.0 is a huge update with new lists, Shortcuts support, and more
Interface improvements improved syncing, and more improvements make this the best Sticky Widgets yet.
September 7, 2021
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Stop! Don't delete your iMessage thread--there's a new iOS 15 bug
iPhone users have started to notice yet another bug with the latest version of iOS 15. Depending on your priorities, this bug could actually be quite serious since it can permanently delete saved photos.
October 1, 2021
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Stop Photos from Messages Appearing in Photos App in iOS 15 / iPadOS
Unwanted Photos Showing up from Messages in Photos App After Updating to iOS 15 / iPadOS 15? You Can Change this Instantly.
September 21, 2021
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'Storage almost full' bug affecting iOS 15 users
There's no sign of a fix just yet...
September 23, 2021
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Strong iPhone 13 demand suggested by extremely long online backorders
You have to wait long to get your hands on the new iPhone 13 devices due to the high demand, say analysts from Swiss bank Credit Suisse, and that's definitely a good sign for Apple. Wait times for the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are all extended to more than four weeks, marking exceptional interest in Apple's new phones.
October 12, 2021
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Stronger titanium alloy material could be used for the iPhone 14 Pro models chassis, report claims
We haven't seen the iPhone 13 announced yet; however, iPhone 14 rumors and reports are already showing up here and there. JP Morgan Chase investors have stated that the high-end iPhone 14 models will feature a new chassis design made with titanium allow, reports MacRumors.
July 26, 2021
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Study reveals Android phones constantly snoop on their users
A new study by a team of university researchers in the UK has unveiled a host of privacy issues that arise from using Android smartphones.
October 12, 2021
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Study reveals scale of data-sharing from Android mobile phones
An in-depth analysis of a range of popular Android mobile phones has revealed significant data collection and sharing, including with third parties, with no opt-out available to users.
October 11, 2021
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Stunning photo samples from Sharp's "ultra" flagship show incredible bokeh
We've witnessed many companies show how a smartphone camera is done "right". Huawei used to hold the crown for some of the biggest camera sensors on a smartphone for multiple years.
June 1, 2021
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Style That Meets Function: Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G's Stunning New Cover Screen Empowers Users To Do More
From high-quality cameras to cutting-edge displays, Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is packed with foldable innovations -- but you actually don't even have to unfold it to discover some of its most impressive new features.
September 24, 2021
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Suppliers prepare for 60 million 5G mmWave iPhone 13 units, says Digitimes
That is two-thirds of a reported 90 million total...
July 30, 2021
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Suppliers prioritize Apple over Samsung and other manufacturers due to high iPhone 13 demand
Taiwanese component suppliers are preferring Apple over other brands. According to a report from DigiTimes, the new preference of the suppliers is due to the high demand for the iPhone 13 series, and more specifically the demand in Taiwan and China.
September 30, 2021
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Survey says: 44% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan to upgrade to a 5G iPhone 13 model
Many analysts are expecting another big year for Apple with the iPhone 13 series. And a new survey conducted by SellCell (via 9to5Mac) reveals that 44% of current iPhone owners in the U.S. plan on upgrading to one of the new iPhone 13 models
August 9, 2021
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Miscellaneous - T

T-Mobile adds a firm Sprint LTE network shutdown date to its bold 5G supremacy plan
When it's not busy treating customers to free 5G smartphones, hugely valuable Amazon gift cards, and decidedly unconventional publicity stunts, T-Mobile continues to work hard behind the scenes to tie up all the loose ends resulting from its high-profile Sprint acquisition last year.
June 25, 2021
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T-Mobile already stocking Google Pixel 6/Pro screen protectors
Google is not putting much effort in keeping the wraps on its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phone wonders, so why should the carriers do so. At least that must have been T-Mobile's thinking when it started already distributing Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors to its stores, tip XDA-Devs.
October 14, 2021
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T-Mobile celebrates low churn rate for Q2 2021
T-Mobile has now shared its churn rate for Q2 of this year and it's good news for the carrier, reports FierceWireless. It has improved in the voice quality and coverage department, therefore fewer people are now switching from T-Mobile to other carriers.
August 13, 2021
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T-Mobile checking claims 100 million people had their data stolen from its servers
The data includes "social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver licenses information."
August 16, 2021
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T-Mobile customers are receiving spam texts possibly related to August's data breach
On Reddit (via The T-Mo Report) several T-Mobile customers have been targeted by a scam so topical, it was ripped out of the headlines. Some T-Mobile subscribers were unable to use their connected devices yesterday as an outage affected the carrier's network.
October 5, 2021
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T-Mobile customers can sign up for an exclusive 500GB Google One plan
As part of its partnership with Google, T-Mobile has announced a new exclusive Google One plan. This plan comes with 500GB of cloud storage as well as the other benefits of Google One including backups for photos, video, contacts, and more on their phones.
October 4, 2021
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T-Mobile decides not to challenge Apple, will stick to Android for its Marketing Solutions unit
Apple has been among the leaders in the campaign to prevent tech firms like Google from collecting data generated by consumers that is used to target them with online ads. Helping small businesses with their ad campaigns are carriers like T-Mobile.
June 22, 2021
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T-Mobile expands its reach even further thanks to Best Buy and Walmart
Team Magenta lands in big box stores
August 26, 2021
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T-Mobile has an irresistible Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G deal to offer bargain hunters
In lieu of an official announcement at a crowded Unpacked event primarily dedicated to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 5G, we only got an indirect confirmation of the S21 FE's existence a couple of weeks ago, followed by the most comprehensive unofficial look possible at Samsung's upcoming budget flagship.
August 20, 2021
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T-Mobile has notified 'just about' every current customer affected by the latest data breach
While it remains difficult to anticipate just how much damage the hacking incident first reported on August 15 and confirmed two days later will cause to T-Mobile's brand reputation and subscriber numbers both in the short and long run, the "Un-carrier" is certainly trying its best to leave the security breach in the past and look towards a hopefully quieter future.
August 27, 2021
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T-Mobile has two free 5G phones (with any trade-in) for you to choose from
Unsurprisingly, the killer new deal has replaced the killer old Nord N200 5G deal on Magenta's dedicated hub, and although the OnePlus mid-ranger is still listed as available for $0 under the same conditions as before, the handset is now also "out of stock" completely, which obviously makes the freebie impossible to get done.
July 22, 2021
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T-Mobile is giving away thousands of free lines, but there's a good reason for it
Experts think the carrier is doing what it can to be number one, but also to eventually onboard customers to more expensive plans.
May 7, 2021
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T-Mobile is offering iPhone owners no-hassle network 'test drives'
Owners of newer iPhones can start a free 30-day trial just by downloading an app thanks to eSIM
June 29, 2021
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T-Mobile is offering yet another free line for both new and existing customers
Who's ready for a killer new T-Mobile service deal? No, we're not talking about the latest round of absolutely insane prepaid promotions unveiled just last week... or the awesome postpaid back to school sale including free iPhone 12 5G units and half-off family lines kicked off the very week before that.
August 2, 2021
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T-Mobile is the latest carrier to roll out One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S10+ is getting a major update at T-Mobile right now. This is a massive update that weighs in at around 1.2GB, but that's a reason why it's so big. As the title says, T-Mobile is rolling out One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy S10+, and important update to the phone's user interface.
May 3, 2021
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T-Mobile keeps sweeping the 5G awards as it continues its insanely fast network expansion
T-Mobile might not be the number one US carrier in terms of subscribers (yet), but many wireless industry analysts seem to believe Verizon's supremacy will not last forever.
July 27, 2021
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T-Mobile kicks off its very own Android 11 rollout for the overpriced Motorola Razr 5G
With Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G essentially making headlines once every few days of late ahead of an official announcement scheduled for August 11, this feels like a perfectly adequate time to remind you that the Motorola Razr 5G is also a thing.
July 29, 2021
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T-Mobile launches Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite with 4G LTE at an irresistible price
In addition to the Galaxy Note family of premium S Pen-wielding smartphones, which may or may not be dead for good, Samsung is neglecting its tablet roster as well, essentially allowing Apple to run rampant in the lead of the global market.
August 2, 2021
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T-Mobile lets iPhone users test its 5G network for free even if on Verizon or AT&T via eSIM
T-Mobile just launched a new version of its Network Test Drive for iPhones that lets you use the eSIM card to try its nationwide network in parallel to your existing carrier subscription.
July 1, 2021
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T-Mobile makes it more lucrative than ever before to switch from Verizon, AT&T, and others
While T-Mobile's so-called "Un-carrier moves" don't appear to be a thing anymore, the fast-growing wireless service provider is essentially launching killer new deals and promotions all the time nowadays with a lot less fanfare than four or five years ago.
September 28, 2021
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T-Mobile phone insurance: Everything you need to know
Protect your new device with T-Mobile phone insurance
September 30, 2021
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T-Mobile pushing small Metro stores closure with new customer service rules
Starting next month, all Metro by T-Mobile stores will have to be staffed by at least 2 people, paving the way for smaller shop closures as this will raise their operating costs dramatically, reports NWIDA, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association.
September 23, 2021
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T-Mobile replacing free Galaxy A32 with Nord N200 in '5G for all' campaign
In April, T-Mobile announced its latest un-carrier move in the form of a "5G for all" promotion that essentially offered a free 5G smartphone to both new and existing customers when trading in any mobile phone or adding a new line.
June 24, 2021
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T-Mobile wants to make amends for compromising your data with killer '$0 Down for ALL' deal
Officially, T-Mobile's only promotion designed to help its customers get through their recent security scare is a complimentary two-year subscription to McAfee's ID Theft Protection service for any person who "may have been affected" by the biggest data breach in the carrier's history.
September 2, 2021
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T-Mobile wants to take spectrum away from Dish to auction off for 5G
T-Mobile is putting Dish in an awkward spot as it builds out its 5G network.
May 11, 2021
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T-Mobile will reportedly sell Galaxy S21 FE in four colors
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, which was earlier expected to break cover on August 11, appears to be nearing launch.
August 3, 2021
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T-Mobile will show iPhone 13 users when they're using fast Ultra Capacity 5G, Android to follow
iPhone 12 and 13 devices will show a 5G UC icon to indicate they're connected to T-Mobile's Ultra Capacity 5G network.
September 14, 2021
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T-Mobile's 'awful' security led to huge data breach that's getting bigger by the day
While there's no indication anyone actually ended up buying said illegally obtained information, the man (or should we say boy?) behind the cyber-attack since confirmed to have violated the privacy of at least 53 million current, past, and prospective T-Mo customers remains committed to damaging the "Un-carrier's" public image.
August 26, 2021
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T-Mobile's iPhone 12 mini 5G is now cheaper than free (no trade-in needed)
Despite Best Buy and especially Verizon's best efforts these past few months, last year's iPhone 12 mini doesn't appear to have found its audience, selling much worse than its big brothers.
August 20, 2021
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T-Mobile's massive data breach leaked info for 5.3 million additional customers
The company revealed that hardware ID numbers for SIM cards and cellphones have also been stolen
August 20, 2021
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T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T may be asked to screen anti-vax messages
Fourth of July came and went, and with it, the goal of vaccinating 70% of the US adult population with at least a dose to reach a credible shot at herd immunity sans the consequences of a raging COVID-19 pandemic.
July 13, 2021
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T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint 2G/3G/4G LTE network shutdown dates: the sunset!
It's time to move on, folks! From the 2G and 3G networks of yesteryear, that is, as Verizon, T-Mobile with Sprint, and AT&T have all announced their legacy network shutdown dates, or are sending letters to business customers regarding the 3G and 2G networks sunset.
August 6, 2021
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Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3's S Pen Case
The Galaxy Note series may be dead, but Samsung isn't done with the S Pen. It'll be supported on the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and leaked case renders show how the South Korean brand plans to integrate the stylus.
July 26, 2021
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Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone
Use these expert tips--and CR's selection of the top smartphones--to get the best picture every time
June 10, 2021
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Take this dual-SIM Nokia 8.3 5G Android smartphone anywhere for $400
Prepping for some post-vaccine travel? This model should work on any 5G network you can find.
June 4, 2021
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Targus USB-C Phone Dock turns your phone into a desktop (Samsung DeX compatible)
Targus has introduced a new smartphone dock that not only lets you charge your phone, but which also lets you basically use your phone as a full-fledged desktop computer.
July 30, 2021
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TCL 20 series of affordable Android smartphones finally available in the USA
The TCL 10 series of phones are some of my personal favorites. The company managed to break into the smartphone market with devices that were premium despite being very aggressively priced. I
June 28, 2021
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TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE review: 2019 called, it doesn't want its phones back
TCL doesn't try hard enough to make you want these phones.
July 9, 2021
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TCL shelves its Galaxy Z Flip 3 challenger until it can bring prices down
TCL isn't giving up on the foldable phone segment yet.
September 10, 2021
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TCL's 20 Series phones and new earbuds are finally available in the US
TCL's new 20 series smartphones -- the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20S and TCL 20 SE -- is finally available in the US. The company has also started offering its new pair of ANC earbuds called TCL Moveaudio S600. All of the devices are pretty affordable, so let's take a look at what they are all about.
June 28, 2021
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TCL's 20 Pro 5G will offer a big screen and wireless charging
It goes on sale in the US today alongside two more budget models
June 28, 2021
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TCL's budget 20S and 20SE phones defy expectations
Big phones with small price tags
October 14, 2021
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TEGIC Block 30 Review: Portable power bank meets Cybertruck
Want to carry a more attractive power bank? Check out TEGIC's sleek metal option.
July 20, 2021
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Telegram adds interactive emojis, new themes, and ability to record live streams
Telegram says that sometimes a giant beating heart within a chat isn't enough.
September 21, 2021
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Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals
Growing network of hackers sharing data leaks on encrypted messaging app.
September 17, 2021
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Telegram now supports video calls with up to 1,000 viewers
The update is now live.
August 2, 2021
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Telegram update brings chat customization options, full-screen animated emoji
Earlier this month, Telegram rolled out a big update that added unlimited live streams to the popular messaging app. Now, XDA-Developers reports about a new update rolling out to Telegram users, which brings more options for customization of individual chats, detailed read receipts in group chats, and the ability to record video and audio from live streams, among other improvements.
September 20, 2021
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Telegram update: you will now be able to make a group video call, share your screen, and use animated chat backgrounds
Ever since WhatsApp had this little policy mishap and people started looking for alternative chat platforms, secure chat apps Signal and Telegram have been on the rise of popularity.
June 28, 2021
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Tencent's messaging app WeChat halts new user registrations in China
Tencent's subsidiary WeChat has temporality closed new user registrations in China. As per Reuters, the move is to enable the company to upgrade its tech "to align with relevant laws and regulations" in mainland China.
July 27, 2021
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TextExpander 7 brings improved suggestions, better search, and more
The updated TextExpander is available for download now.
October 12, 2021
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That Freedom Phone? Insecure Android with a markup to make Apple blush
You may have come across ads or articles about it, and the website selling the free speech-oriented Freedom Phone claims that it has "large Storage, 6-inch screen, great Camera," and is "affordable, yet fast."
July 19, 2021
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The 5G Honor 50 series will officially use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G
The Chinese brand revealed this morning that its upcoming Honor 50 series will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G chipset, which was announced earlier this week as a small step down from the Snapdragon 780G that still retains 5G support.
May 21, 2021
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The $400 Moto G Stylus 5G is Motorola's most affordable 5G phone
5G support comes to the Moto G line for the first time.
June 10, 2021
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The Apple A15 SoC Performance Review: Faster & More Efficient
A few weeks ago, we've seen Apple announce their newest iPhone 13 series devices, a set of phones being powered by the newest Apple A15 SoC. Today, in advance of the full device review which we'll cover in the near future, we're taking a closer look at the new generation chipset,
October 4, 2021
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The Asus ZenFone 8 could be much cheaper than Apple's iPhone 12 mini
Asus is officially going to announce the ZenFone 8 (mini) and ZenFone 8 Flip tomorrow. Both smartphones have been detailed quite extensively in recent days, and the latest leak reveals how much the compact model will cost.
May 11, 2021
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The Axon 30 with Under Display Camera: Hands-on Mini-Review
A few weeks ago, ZTE had announced a new device in their flagship line-up, the new Axon 30. The phone is an interesting device for a few reasons: it's one of the more rare devices this year that opted to use the Snapdragon 870 rather than the newer Snapdragon 888 chip, also pricing itself much more aggressively versus the higher-end Axon 30 Ultra which we reviewed also around a month ago.
September 3, 2021
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The beastly Asus ROG Phone 5 with 5G is available in the US at a not-so-excessive price
That's actually not such a bad turnaround for a company that unveiled its previous gaming handset back in July 2020 before finally kicking off its US shipments in November.
May 25, 2021
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The best app for viewing RSS on Android
If you're anxiously anticipating Google's new Android Reader feature, don't hold your breath. In the meantime, Jack Wallen thinks FeedMe will sate your need for RSS feeds.
June 1, 2021
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The best mid-range phones to buy - updated August 2021
Soon after the smartphone revolution began with the original iPhone, a wide range of similar devices appeared. This range only grew with time, creating a bunch of different price categories in the smartphone world.
August 2, 2021
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The best reasons to buy a rugged phone now
Rugged phones used to be clunky bricks, now they're the cool sleeper choice.
June 29, 2021
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The best travel apps for Android
Save yourself time, headaches, and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.
September 3, 2021
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The budget OnePlus Nord 2 5G leaks in full with a big camera upgrade
Gather around, value-for-money fanboys, as that tech leak wunderkind Steve Hammerstoffer from @onleaks fame has done it again, leaking the OnePlus Nord 2 in its full frontal and rear glory!
June 28, 2021
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The camera bump on the new iPhone 13 Pro is huge!
We all wonder how the new iPhone 13 series compare to its predecessor, and yeah - there are side-by-side comparisons, and you can check out Apple's own phone compare tool (as well as our detailed comparisons) but it's a completely different thing to see the difference in the real world.
September 17, 2021
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The Chrome shortcut sidebar you didn't know you needed
Attention, Chrome-dwellers: This clever new browser enhancement will change the way you work on the web -- for the better.
September 30, 2021
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The creator economy is running into the Apple Tax -- this startup is fighting back
Fanhouse wants to keep sending 90 percent of payments to creators
June 9, 2021
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The definitive ranking of two-factor authentication methods
Two-factor authentication is a great way to secure all of your online accounts but not all methods are equal.
October 14, 2021
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The Epic/Apple battle shows how execs think about their business
Apple's internal emails are perhaps the only interesting thing to emerge from Epic's assault against the App Store.
May 4, 2021
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The EU is investigating Google for antitrust violations in ad tech
EU antitrust authorities have opened yet another formal investigation on Google--its fourth one over the last five years, to be exact. This time, the area in question is Google's ad tech stack, the section of the company that deals with filling virtual website spaces with ad placements online.
June 22, 2021
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The evolution of iOS
A look at the evolution of Apple's mobile operating system from 2007 to today.
June 18, 2021
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The FCC's first-ever 'standardized' nationwide 4G LTE coverage map is finally here
As 5G wireless services continue to slowly but steadily expand and improve across the nation, the overwhelming majority of US-based mobile phone users can reasonably expect to acquire a good old fashioned 4G LTE signal pretty much anywhere these days.
August 6, 2021
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The first 5G BlackBerry smartphone moves another tiny step closer to release
Once upon a time (not that long ago), a "little" company called Research in Motion (RIM) was on the brink of world domination in the always competitive mobile industry, outselling everyone from Apple to HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG with its productivity and security-centric BlackBerry smartphones.
July 26, 2021
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The first-ever Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro price leak looks pretty encouraging
While Google unexpectedly nipped a whole lot of Pixel 6 and 6 Pro leaks in the bud by making the two 5G-enabled handsets official several months ahead of their commercial release, the search giant left plenty of major questions unanswered so we can have something to discuss all this time.
September 28, 2021
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The first marijuana delivery app is live on the App Store
On June 7, Apple made a change to its long-standing policy forbidding the sale of marijuana or other weed-related products on its native App Store. Until then, the sale of cannabis had been a strictly banned category alongside apps that "promote excessive or inappropriate uses of controlled substances."
July 9, 2021
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The flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ could be made out of plastic
Days after several Galaxy S22 details leaked online for the first time, new information has emerged regarding the build quality of Samsung's 2022 flagships and how it plans to differentiate the Ultra model.
June 14, 2021
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The future of the iPhone Mini is... a foldable
The iPhone 12 Mini was a dream phone for a very particular set of people who wanted a powerful yet compact smartphone, and Apple delivered with a device that has a smaller footprint than the current iPhone SE edition, yet with a bigger battery, the same Apple A14 chip as the rest of the iPhone family and even the same dual camera as in the much bigger non-Mini iPhone 12.
August 13, 2021
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The Galaxy S21 FE won't ship with a microSD card slot or charger
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE leaks seem to never end. Reports about the phone have been flooding in ever since the release of the Galaxy S21. Unfortunately, the phone got delayed a couple of times and it is unsure when it will arrive.
August 31, 2021
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The Galaxy S21 is reportedly selling even worse than the Galaxy S20
The Galaxy S21 series was off to a fantastic start before it even hit shelves. But six months on from the launch, new data suggest that demand has dwindled and sales are lagging behind those of previous-gen models.
August 3, 2021
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The Galaxy S22 Ultra may land the Note's S Pen silo and display
Just when we thought the Galaxy S22 Ultra couldn't get more interesting, what with the Note line succession through a boxier shape, now comes the real hint of Galaxy Note inspiration, a rumor that it will also have an S Pen silo.
September 24, 2021
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The Galaxy S22/Ultra camera, display, and battery size leak out: the shrinkage
Well, well, well, the ink from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 announcement press release hasn't even dried out yet, and we are already getting Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S22 series specs from "various channels" as the famed leaky cat Ice Universe tips.
August 16, 2021
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G and Z Fold 3 5G are single-SIM in the US. No eSIM, too
The biggest example here that comes to mind is the Qualcomm / Exynos split -- the USA and South Korea variants of Samsung flagships usually get a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, while EU and other international models are powered by a similarly-specced Exynos (Samsung's in-house chip) processor.
August 12, 2021
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3's cases have leaked and they're certainly... unique
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is shaping up nicely. And ahead of its announcement in two weeks' time, new renders reveal the sort of cases Samsung will be selling alongside to keep the foldable protected.
July 29, 2021
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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 are already a huge success in India; Here's why
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 demand is incredibly high. In South Korea alone, the brand has received almost one million pre-orders, and in other regions shipments are being pushed back because Samsung can't meet demand.
August 27, 2021
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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 Under Panel Camera is the result of a more efficient display
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 should be much more battery efficient than its predecessor.
August 16, 2021
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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 under-display camera design and all colors leak from up close
Samsung is preparing to release the most matured entrants in its foldable phone club - Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 - as soon as this month, and they already leaked from all sides and in a color for us to marvel at.
August 2, 2021
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The Google Assistant is now a Google messaging service
"Broadcast" now works on speakers, displays, and phones for your whole family.
May 6, 2021
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The Google Pixel Fold may sport a Tensor processor and the Pixel 6 camera
Yesterday, a code string in the new Google Camera app in Android 12 beta 4 hinted at a 50MP Samsung camera that may serve as the main shooter of the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.
August 13, 2021
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The hidden cost of owning a Z Flip 3 or Z Fold 3, or are foldable phones worth it?
Samsung has just unleashed two new foldable phones upon the world: the $1,000 Z Flip 3 which is almost the size of a regular phone but then folds into just half that, and then the insanely expensive, $1,800 Z Fold 3 which is for what it's worth a folding tablet that somewhat resembles a regular phone, but an incredibly thick and heavy one.
August 31, 2021
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The haunted house action never ends in Candies n' Curses for Android
A chaotic, high-energy take on arcade dungeon crawling, wrapped up in a delightfully spooky setting.
October 8, 2021
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The iPhone 12 is holding its value much better than the iPhone 11 did
Those redesigned iPhones really hold their value.
July 16, 2021
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The iPhone 12 now accounts for 63% of iPhone sales in the U.S.
The iPhone 12 is now the highest-selling iPhone in the United States.
July 15, 2021
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The iPhone 13 Pro is not only a great phone, but a fantastic camera
The iPhone will always be the "best iPhone ever" every year, but how about that camera system?
October 1, 2021
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The iPhone 13 Pro Max battery life is simply incredible
Most people have argued that the iPhone 13 series is a relatively minor upgrade. For the most part, that might be true, but the improvements Apple has made to battery life on these new devices are noteworthy.
September 28, 2021
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The iPhone 13 still lacks these Android power user features, but why?
Apple's newest iPhone 13 series is very impressive, even if the phones aren't all that different from last year's iPhone 12 or even the iPhone 11.
October 8, 2021
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The iPhone 13 will support the fastest Wi-Fi speeds on an Apple device
While having the fastest wireless Internet speed standard is nothing new on flagship Androids like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it will be a novel thing when it arrives on Apple's 2021 iPhones, and that's exactly what will happen according to Digitimes, your window to the Taiwanese supply chain.
July 16, 2021
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The iPhone 13's A15 Bionic SoC already in production at TSMC in preparation for September release
The next iPhone is on schedule, according to a new report
May 27, 2021
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The iPhone 14 and OLED iPad to break performance records... again
Hidden in a Nikkei mobile chipset foundry report about TSMC's future plans is the newsflash that Apple will be first to adopt its upcoming 3nm/4nm processor production node. Now, which Apple devices will be the first to adopt the latest and greatest chipset production tech?
July 2, 2021
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The iPhone accounted for a record 41% of smartphone revenue last quarter
The smartphone market numbers are in. Several companies including Motorola and Xiaomi were winners on the shipment side, but new data reminds us once again that there's more to the smartphone business than market share.
July 30, 2021
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The iPhone Flip display specs leak, Apple preparing two thin foldables
Apple could very well usher in a true mainstream era for foldable phones if the latest Business Korea report that it is working on both clamshell and vertical folding models holds water.
September 20, 2021
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The iPhone SE 3 will be Apple's cheapest 5G iPhone
While the 4.7" display panel and Touch ID finger scanner at the front allegedly won't change, the iPhone SE 3 specs would eventually include the powerful Apple A15 processor that is now in the iPhone 13 series.
October 11, 2021
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The iPhone's more restricted take on customization feels liberating
I'm platform-agnostic, no stranger to using an iPhone and an Android device simultaneously, and weirdly favoring none of the ecosystems over the other. This has allowed me to have a somewhat sober take on iOS and Android, taking them both for what they're worth.
May 31, 2021
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The land of Samsung has won the 5G race, but New York's right after
Verizon called dibs to 5G fame claims, initiating a commercial connection a few days before Korean carriers: "for the first time ever, customers can access a commercial 5G network with the world's first commercially available 5G-enabled smartphone."
June 25, 2021
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The Latest OnePlus Nord CE 5G leak leaves nothing to the imagination
The OnePlus Nord Core Edition (CE) 5G's launch is just around the corner. Details of this upcoming phone have been leaked so many times that there's barely any surprise left for the launch day.The OnePlus Nord Core Edition (CE) 5G's launch is just around the corner. Details of this upcoming phone have been leaked so many times that there's barely any surprise left for the launch day.
June 9, 2021
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The lost iPhone features we want back on the iPhone 13 & 14
Without a doubt, there are many existing and upcoming features that would be a welcomed addition to the iPhone. This year, we're expecting Apple to finally equip the iPhone 13 Pro with a 120Hz display - something many people were unhappy to see missing from the iPhone 12 Pro.
June 17, 2021
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The million-dollar question about Google's Pixel 6
For all the juicy leaks surrounding Google's upcoming Pixel 6 phone, one critically important question remains cryptically answered.
July 13, 2021
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The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout
Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.
June 3, 2021
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The most dangerous messaging apps on Android
Messaging apps are becoming some of the most popular smartphone programs in the world, and that means more attempts to phish their users, Kaspersky finds.
July 12, 2021
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The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android
Save time and type faster than ever with this 30-second adjustment for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.
August 31, 2021
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The most important Pixel 6 feature might be invisible
Google's Pixel 6 is almost upon us, but the phone's most significant element has barely started to come into focus.
October 7, 2021
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The Moto G Pure aims to redefine the affordable phone
Motorola's latest budget phone is also its cheapest. It has a 6.5-inch display, dual-rear cameras and runs Android 11.
October 7, 2021