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Alcatel Idol 5 & UNI360 VR hands-on
We checked out the Alcatel Idol 5 not too long ago in Berlin for IFA 2017, but the one we're talking about here is for the US market. Specifically, it's a Cricket Wireless exclusive and will be available starting on October, alongside with a new VR headset dubbed the UNI360 VR Goggles. For those looking to experience mobile VR on the cheap, this might be a solution that's perfect for you.
September 28, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 hands-on
Usually, the bigger and better variant of a phone is announced during or a little bit after the standard one. For the case of the Alcatel Idol 5, however, its announcement comes months after the release of the Idol 5s. It's a strange approach needless to say, but that's exactly the case here.
September 1, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone 4 series hands-on
Photography is front and center for the ZenFone 4 launch, as ASUS unveils four new dual-camera phones.
August 17, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition hands-on: the powerful new dark side of BlackBerry
One of this year's most divisive handsets has been the BlackBerry KEYone. Is its unusual shape and hardware QWERTY keyboard trying too hard to play into the nostalgia some (presumably older, stuffy, businessman-type) users still harbor for the early days of smartphones? Or is this interesting mix of unique input schemes, insane battery life, and pricing that's on the affordable end of the flagship scale a welcome change of pace in a market that far too often can feel a bit uninspired when it comes to phone choices?
August 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on first impressions -- Samsung pulls no boners
Earlier today, I took a journey to New York City to attend Samsung's Unpacked 2017 press event. I expected to see the Galaxy Note8 unveiled, and unsurprisingly it was. Sadly, the press event was sort of ruined as the company released all of the device details online just as the presentation began. Oh well. Such is life.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: MrMobile's first impressions
Last year's Galaxy Note 7 was perhaps the most famous Samsung smartphone in history -- for all the wrong reasons. The company kicked off its recovery with the excellent Galaxy S8 earlier this year, and now it hopes to complete the comeback with the mobile world's biggest do-over.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: This is how Samsung will make you forget Note 7 forever
Think Galaxy S8+ with a clever pen and trick dual cameras. The Note 8 is at once very familiar, yet Samsung at its best.
August 23, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: Act two looks great
Google's second swing at self-branded phones promises more -- and asks more of your wallet.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and XL hands-on: I was skeptical. Now I'm impressed.
Going into today's Pixel event, I doubted I'd be impressed. So much had leaked about the phones beforehand, and so little of it seemed remarkable in 2017's onslaught of excellent phones. My draft for this post based on rumors and leaks was peppered with snarky skepticism.
October 4, 2017
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Hands on with Andy Rubin's Essential Phone
It's a pretty captivating pitch: Andy Rubin, one of the guys who founded Android (and who lead the project within Google for eight years!) has a new company... and he's building an Android phone. The "Essential Phone," as it's known.
August 18, 2017
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Hands on with the iPhone X: OLED and HDR outshine the other features
The iPhone X is about the screen and face scanning. The former is the stand-out.
September 12, 2017
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Hands on with the LG V30/V30+: 6-inch OLED 2880x1440 Display, Quad DAC, IP68, Daydream VR
As part of their IFA 2017 showcase, this morning LG is unveiling their long-rumored next-generation flagship phone, the V30. Like its predecessor, the LG V20, the V30 hasn't exactly been a well-kept secret, with several leaks springing over the last month. Still, with the official announcement from LG, we're finally getting a complete look at the phone.
August 31, 2017
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Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note8: Think Big
At the aptly named Unpacked event, this morning Samsung is taking the wraps off of their next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note8. A staple of summer handset launches, the Note has become the third pillar of Samsung's flagship Galaxy device lineup, and for various reasons -- good and bad -- is perhaps the most memorable and unique member of the Galaxy family.
August 23, 2017
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Hands-on & More With Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Kirin 970 Meets Artificial Intelligence
This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon's Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are a mix of something old and something new for the company.
October 16, 2017
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Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2 XL
Google's new Pixel 2 XL phone is a major upgrade in a number of ways. It's a super sleek device, with a stunning front face design and a remarkably bright and vibrant display that renders colors in a trulls stunning way. The phone feels light and yet durable, and has a camera that even in very limited testing, feels like it'll easily be a category leader.
October 4, 2017
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Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2, a shift away from the war of hardware specs
Google sold the idea of paradigm shifts hard on-stage at today's big event in San Francisco -- that, after all, is kind of the company's M.O. This time out, CEO Sundar Pichai hit the stage to discuss a coming transition in hardware, away from the specs race, to something less immediately apparently, but no less important: machine learning and AI.
October 4, 2017
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Hands-on with the iPhone X, Apple's most stunning yet
FOR A BRIEF moment, inside the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, I was a poop. Then I was a chicken. Then a panda. I liked being a panda. In every case, all I had to do was stare into the front-facing camera of the iPhone X and make some faces.
September 12, 2017
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Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's sad new data plans
Plus Space Craft episode two with Loren Grush
August 25, 2017
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Hands-on: Asus's Zenfone AR is a Tango and Daydream powerhouse for $648
Perception is reality.
August 3, 2017
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Here are the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
The new middle children are overachievers
September 12, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Five ways the neural processor is a game-changer
A smartphone that's actually smart.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Stepping up its game to flagship level
Huawei's strategy is a strange one here in the US, they're very selective with what devices end up being sold in stores or online. Its flagship smartphone this year for instance, the Huawei P10, isn't as readily available as its rivals. Instead of the P-series being the driving force here stateside, it's been left to the Mate series to compete -- and that's been the case since the Mate 8 quite honestly!
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Tiny bezels, AI smarts, and weird choices
Huawei may not be the biggest name in the West, but it recently surpassed Apple as the world's second biggest smartphone manufacturer. Now it's announcing two new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its first real entry into the bezel-less design trend that's made 2017 a wonderful year for smartphone design.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro hands-on: The questionable "Pro" model
Forging a similar strategy as its competitors, Chinese maker Huawei is bringing a one-two punch with its latest devices in the Mate series this upcoming holiday season. Just like Apple and Google before them, with their new iPhones and Pixels, the new Huawei Mate 10 smartphones are largely two slightly different devices. On one hand, you have the standard Mate 10, while on the other, we have its slightly beefier sibling in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
October 16, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus hands-on: Will some prefer it to the iPhone X?
There are three new iPhones coming this fall, and Apple's range of iPhone models seems to be ever-expanding. The showcase flagship, the iPhone X, arrives in November. Meanwhile, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have upgrades in camera, processor and add wireless charging, and arrive Sept. 22. And, maybe, for some people, that's more than enough.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Hands on with Face ID, Portrait Lighting, and Animoji!
Going hands-to-steel-and-glass with Apple's new edge-to-edge iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Hands-on and first impressions with Apple's new iPhone
The iPhone X is real, though it won't be arriving in customers' hands until November. I got to use one for a few minutes Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theater after Apple wrapped up its latest media event.
September 12, 2017
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LG V30 Hands-On Preview
Three significant features make it the most powerful mobile phone in the world at this very moment: its 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display with an 18:9 ratio, an exceptional glass finish which includes the IP68 certificate in a very slim and light body along with MIL-STD-810G robustness and, what is most important -- an impressive dual camera with f/1.6 and f/1.9 apertures, securing a record-breaking standard for image sensor light sensitivity, as well as an outstandingly great dynamic range on photographs and video recordings.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 hands-on: A 6-inch beast with more power and fewer gimmicks
While it's not quite as gimmicky as the V20, the V30 is still packed with clever features--and some top-shelf components.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 hands-on: Familiar name, entirely different phone
How much benefit of the doubt can a beloved name buy you?
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 hands-on: upper mid-range beauty with Snapdragon 630
A funny thing seemed to occur when Lenovo started calling the shots with Motorola. The beloved Moto X line slowly began to scale back, and in the last couple of years, another line supplanted it in being the flagship line in Moto's portfolio -- that was the Moto Z. Now, after a couple of years of being dormant, it looks as though that we're finally getting a proper successor to the last one in the series; the Moto X4.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 has dual cameras, Amazon Alexa and extra smarts
Motorola wants the Moto X4 to be your Goldilocks phone: not too big or small, not too cheap or expensive, not too fancy or entry-level.
August 31, 2017
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MrMobile goes hands-on with the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL!
When Google dropped its first Pixel smartphone last year, I was not impressed. I dogged it for its lack of waterproofing, its derivative design, and for having a custom launcher when I expected pure stock Android. But then an important thing happened: I used the Pixel. And in short order, its instantaneous responsiveness ruined me for every other Android phone out there.
October 5, 2017
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New in-hand Google Pixel 2 leak confirms design elements, missing headphone jack
This is Google's new phone.
August 7, 2017
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Pixel 2, XL hands-on: Squeezable sides, no headphone jack
Google's next-gen Pixels have a souped-up camera and squeezable sides... but only one camera lens.
October 4, 2017
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RED's Hydrogen prototype gets detailed in first hands-on video
It was only last month when RED announced its entry into the smartphone market with a device called the Hydrogen. At the time, the firm only offered a glimpse of the phone with a teaser image and also stated that the handset would offer a "holographic display". Today, it looks like we get our first detailed look at the device, giving us a closer look at its unique styling and display.
August 2, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The Cautionary Follow-up
A dark, stormy cloud hung over Samsung's head for a good time leading up to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year. That's because the company was still enduring the fallout from its failure with the Note 7 during the crucial holiday season last year. Initially, it seemed as though the phone was going to rocket to stardom thanks to positive reviews from critics around, but things went off on a tangent once reports started surfacing about Note 7 handsets exploding.
August 23, 2017
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Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on
We're here in Berlin for the slew of IFA announcements, and today we have a big one from Sony. Introducing the successors to their Xperia XZ and X compact, the XZ1 and XZ1 compact. No, Sony isn't much for nomenclature, but these phones are pretty nice. Focusing on their strengths, the team at Sony has built two flagship contenders with all the modern-day trimmings, and a side of great camera -- at least on paper. Let's take a closer look.
August 31, 2017
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Video: First hands-on with the modular RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone
The $1,200 RED Hydrogen One smartphone with its holographic display and modular design wowed the world when it was announced last month. And that wow-factor only increased when people stumbled across RED's patents for this intense little camera phone. Unfortunately, the initial render, press release, and those patents was all we had to go off of ... until now.
August 2, 2017
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Watch our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on preview video!
The Galaxy Note 8 is finally here, and there's a whole lot here to take in. You've seen the latest news and probably read our Galaxy Note 8 preview as well, trying to learn as much as you can about the latest Note. But if you want to get the condensed take on the phone, and actually see it in action rather than just in photos, you'll want to watch our excellent hands-on preview video as well!
August 23, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

1 + You = Data Collection
Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google's quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. OnePlus is taking some heat once again; this time for data collection concerns regarding OxygenOS.
October 13, 2017
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3 ways Windows 10 uses Android and iOS phones to make a better PC
It should all start to come together within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
August 25, 2017
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4 apps that Apple banned only to "steal" their features with the next iOS update
Apple is huge, there's no denying that. The company has made a name for itself by selling premium-design products that have a simple workflow and "just work". Of course, to achieve that, its devices are a bit more "limited" in terms of tinkering and customizability. The ecosystem is closed off and if you don't like how a certain feature works -- it's tough luck, you probably won't be able to dig behind the scenes and change it (unless you feel adventurous and jailbreak).
August 18, 2017
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4 Things To Remember To Avoid Getting Scammed In Wake Of Equifax Breach
As everyone now knows, 143 million Americans had their personal data compromised during a two-month-long data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax earlier this year. Authorities are now reminding consumers to watch out for bad actors looking to profit from everyone's worries about their newfound vulnerability.
September 12, 2017
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5 audio and video features that cement LG V30 as the ultimate media-centric Android
The LG V30 will be stocked at US carrier shelves very soon, but, unlike the V-series phones before it, this year's edition will be released globally, as LG is seemingly very proud of its newest contribution to the flagship smartphone universe.
September 1, 2017
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5 minor Android features we want on Windows 10 phones
We all know that Windows 10 Mobile isn't really getting new features anymore, as it spirals towards end of life.
September 7, 2017
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5 must-know Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro tips and tricks
Got a brand new Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro? We've got some tricks that you should know about.
August 25, 2017
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5 of the best virtual pet apps that will scratch that Tamagotchi itch
Remember Tamagotchi? The cute little virtual pets that we used to have on a key chain as children? They were quite fun to take care of, especially if your parents didn't allow a real pet in the house. Of course, it was quite annoying when you had to clean up after it in three o'clock in the morning, but you sometimes get that with a real mischievous cat, so it only added to the experience.
October 11, 2017
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5 reasons you should switch away from AT&T
AT&T is a great carrier, but there are reasons to make a change.
August 31, 2017
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5 reasons you should switch away from Verizon
Verizon is a great carrier, but there are some problems.
August 28, 2017
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5 settings to change for better battery life on EMUI 5
Huawei's EMUI 5 is a powerful version of Android. Here's how to make it even better!
October 3, 2017
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5 surprising iPhone issues that Apple will fix in or out of warranty, as per repair guidelines leak
Apple's "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide" (or VMI) leaked out recently, and for the first time we are getting a sneak peak into the decision-making tree that the Apple Store reps have to go through to determine whether an iPhone brought for repair will be serviced under warranty, out-of-warranty, or will be denied service at all.
September 5, 2017
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5 things that would've made the LG V30 even more awesome
The LG V30 has just hit and it's a pretty stellar phone. Beautiful design, powerful hardware, awesome video and audio features, military-standard durability, dust- and water-resistance, and that huge display and thin bezels, of course.
August 31, 2017
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5 things we just learned from the iPhone 8 teardown
Would you believe the iPhone 8 has a smaller battery? Here's what else iFixit discovered.
September 14, 2017
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5 things you need to know about switching wireless carriers
Switching phone service doesn't have to be a chore.
August 1, 2017
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5 Upcoming Android Phones That Are Worth Waiting For
It sure is an interesting time to be an Android acolyte. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the most divisive iPhone ever, and the potentially pricey iPhone 8 looks to double down on many of its mistakes, causing more people to consider the alternative operating system.
September 6, 2017
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6 reasons why you should consider a Ring Doorbell (and 3 reasons you shouldn't)
I have a lot of connected tech in my home. Maybe too much. But a smart doorbell -- the Ring Pro, specifically -- is one of the keepers.
August 30, 2017
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6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2
It was true a year ago and it's still true now: the Google Pixel and Pixel XL offer one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. But the competition hasn't been standing still for the last year -- Apple has gained ground with its dual focal length dual-camera devices, and the 8/8 Plus have overtaken the Pixel in DxoMark's mobile rankings.
October 3, 2017
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6GB Galaxy S8+ gets a decent price cut in India ahead of Note 8 launch
Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is now available in India for $1,030.
August 23, 2017
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7 Reasons Why Your Next Phone Should Be Unlocked
The same hardware but with more possibilities
September 12, 2017
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7 ways the Pixel 2 camera could beat the iPhone's
Google says the Pixel 2 has the highest-rated camera of any smartphone. Here's how it plans to beat the competition.
October 12, 2017
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8 cool Android Nougat features you're probably not using
Android Oreo is coming, but you probably haven't tried everything in Nougat. Now's the time.
August 29, 2017
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8 most delicious iPhone 8 features we can't wait to sink our teeth in
We're all excited about the iPhone 8. The whole world is excited. But why?
August 3, 2017
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8 Things You Should Know About The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Designed for any carrier, anywhere
September 14, 2017
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10 Accessories for Taking the Most Flawless Selfie EVER
Looking to snap a perfect #selfie? Here's everything you need!
September 6, 2017
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10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!
March 17, 2017
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10 Great Clear Cases to Show Off your iPhone 8 Plus
Looking to show off your your iPhone 8 Plus? Here are some great clear cases that'll help you out!
October 3, 2017
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10 great photo apps to make the most of the Galaxy Note 8 dual camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a brand new dual camera system featuring a telephoto lens with optical image stabilization, and it's the first dual-cam phone system with stabilization on the zoom lens. But it's also a powerful phone on its own, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip, and equipped with 6 GB of RAM.
August 30, 2017
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10 of the best ARKit apps and games to try for iOS 11
Apple's augmented reality tech powers a new wave of impressive experiences.
October 10, 2017
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10 things we learned about Face ID on the iPhone X
Apple's face-scanning iPhone is a month away from arriving, but more details on how it handles facial scanning and security have arrived.
September 28, 2017
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10 tips to minimize data loss after a storm
As tech users, our primary concern is the durability of our devices and their longevity. With the hurricane season continuing its wrath, I have provided ten quick recommendations to minimize data loss on damaged storage devices after a storm. This can be anything from mobile phones and tablets to computer equipment.
October 3, 2017
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15 fresh insights into how Apple runs its business
Senior Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, CDO Jonny Ive and Vice President Denise Young Smith, share how they run their business.
October 12, 2017
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10 smart browser alternatives to Safari for iOS
While all iOS browsers today use the same core rendering engine as Safari, many of them offer additional functions useful in the enterprise. We've rounded up 10 Safari alternatives -- some talkative, some secretive -- for Apple's iOS.
October 16, 2017
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16 time-saving Android shortcuts
Give your mobile productivity a boost with these easy-to-master Android shortcuts.
October 3, 2017
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16 ways to use your old iPhone after an upgrade
Here are 16 ways to use your old iPhone now you have invested in a brand new smartphone.
October 2, 2017
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20 great uses for an old Android device
We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.
August 14, 2017
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30+ Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+
A day before Samsung makes the long-awaited Galaxy Note 8 official, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the device's high-resolution Infinity Display.
August 22, 2017
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32GB Moto G5 Plus is once again down to $199, 64GB variant going for $249
Grab the Moto G5 Plus for up to $50 off at B&H Photo.
August 3, 2017
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40+ Awesome high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S7 edge, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "Which time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by "every now and again", we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.
August 9, 2017
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40+ Beautiful high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphone and tablet! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!
October 5, 2017
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48hr Switch camera briefcase doubles as a backpack and messenger bag
Kickstarter-born leather goods company Temporary Forevers has launched a campaign to fund production of its new 48Hr Switch camera bag. Like the 48Hr Classic it introduced earlier this year, the Switch is a convertible backpack/briefcase/messenger bag with padded dividers suitable for camera gear storage.
December 21, 2016
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64% of Americans now own an Apple product
Apple products are nearly ubiquitous in the US: 64% of Americans now own at least one Apple product and the average US household has 2.6 Apple products, according to a recent CNBC All-America Economic Survey. Keep in mind that the results in this survey are based on questioning 800 people across the US, which is not that big of a number.
October 10, 2017
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70 percent of iPhone buyers won't even consider another brand
Commentary: In a new survey, the loyalty of Apple users shows no sign of receding. Which indicates the hard task ahead for competitors.
August 25, 2017
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2016 in review: the year in Android
Virtual reality, Google's Pixel phones, exploding Note7s, and everything else that made 2016 a year to remember.
December 30, 2016
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3300mAh batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface
With the problems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had last year, it was all because of the battery employed in the unit. The phablet, which was well on the way to becoming one of the the best selling Samsung phones of all time, was hit by some bad news in the form of several dangerous explosions. The device was recalled twice, and while several users didn't want to return the handset, Samsung eventually eliminated all the functionality of the phablet so that anyone keeping the Note 7 would end up with a useless paperweight.
August 4, 2017
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10,200 Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Burn, Fire Risks
Nearly a year after Samsung recalled and discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after the devices were found to overheat and explode, another phone in the company's lineup is under recall: 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 devices have been recalled amid concerns they could overheat, posing a risk of fire or burns to users.
August 16, 2017
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#DoBiggerThings: 8 rumored features that will make the Galaxy Note 8 a beastly phone
This is how much is left until Samsung shows the Galaxy Note 8 on stage and treats us to its productivity-oriented autumn flagsip phablet. On August 23, the wildly expected handset will fill in the gaping chasm left by its untimely-recalled predecessor. Productivity-savvy users largely failed to fill in that gap -- the S Pen stylus paired with Samsung's feature-rich UI makes Note handset a respectable productivity offering that hardly any phone of the ilk has succeeded to counter.
August 8, 2017
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$1,000 for iPhone 8? Here's why you shouldn't freak out
A grand for a new iPhone sounds like a lot. But here are five reasons why it's NBD.
August 28, 2017
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Misc. - A

A 5-inch iPhone model with vertical dual-camera could debut next fall
Not too long ago, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, but the rumours about the company's 2017 lineup have existed much before that. Analysts believe that the company might make big changes to its smartphone lineup, which will turn 10 next year.
December 27, 2016
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A 'bug' that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11
A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you're willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only works in a small subset of edge cases.
August 18, 2017
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A customized version of Nokia 8 may eventually arrive in the U.S. this year
Officially unveiled last week, HMD's flagship, the Nokia 8 is expected to hit the shelves in early September for €600. Unfortunately, many Nokia fans won't be able to purchase the smartphone because the Finnish company has decided not to bring it to markets like China and U.S. At least that's what HMD officials were quoted saying right after the Nokia 8 was made official.
August 21, 2017
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A filmmaker installed security software on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
Steal my phone, find my phone
December 19, 2016
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A foldable iPhone may be in the works for 2020
Apple is reportedly in talks with LG Display to make a foldable OLED screen for a future iPhone.
October 11, 2017
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A GNU/Linux Smartphone Running GNOME & HTML5 Web Apps? Priced At $599, Ships In 2019 If The Stars Align
After two successful crowdfunding campaigns for producing security-focused Linux laptops while aiming to be as open-source as possible and now shipping with Coreboot, Purism is aiming for their most ambitious project yet... the smartphone. Can Purism succeed where Ubuntu Mobile, Firefox OS, OpenMoko, and others have not lasted? They think so, but it will take crowdfunding again and the finished device likely won't surface until at least 2019.
August 23, 2017
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A hacker has decrypted the iPhone's security chip, but your data is still safe
In order to make Touch ID on the iPhone 5s an onward secure, Apple introduced a fairly opaque piece of technology to its devices -- the so-called Secure Enclave Processor (or SEP in short). This, in simple terms, is a piece of hardware found in almost every Apple-made device since the 5s which is used to keep users' private data (think passwords, fingerprints, and everything else that requires cryptography) secure, taking the form of a tiny coprocessor kept completely isolated from the rest of the device.
August 18, 2017
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A look at Microsoft's unreleased 'all screen' Lumia Windows phone
In 2014, Microsoft was working on its first 'bezel-less' Windows Phone, which eventually became the Lumia 435. But the Lumia 435 isn't bezel-less ... here's why.
October 9, 2017
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A new era in Android theming is here
Theming on Android doesn't require rooting, but theming Android itself almost always does.
August 17, 2017
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A New Way to Communicate: The S Pen of the Galaxy Note8
Since its launch, the S Pen has been the defining feature of the Note series, and has helped users unlock unique ways to interact with their devices -- and their loved ones. Now, with the Galaxy Note8, the S Pen takes things a step further. Incorporating a fun Live Message feature, improved Screen off memo capabilities and enhanced Translate functionality, the refined S Pen enables users to express themselves in ways like no conventional stylus can.
August 23, 2017
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A notch too far: The unfortunate irony of the bezel-less phone
Is giving up a chunk of our screens a price we want to pay for sleekness?
September 28, 2017
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A preview of the first wave of AR apps coming to iPhones
Over the past few weeks I've been steeping myself in the developer and investor community that is quickly sprouting up around ARKit.
August 29, 2017
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A regular Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink may actually exist
Around the end of June, we got word that Sammy is preparing a Galaxy S8+ in a bright and sparkly pink color. The bad news was that it was a limited run for the Taiwanese market only and that only the large S8+ would have the paint job.
August 9, 2017
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A space black version of BlackBerry's KeyOne is coming to AT&T
The phone came out in May this year and was initially available unlocked. It features a physical keyboard, a relatively untouched version of Android Nougat, and a small 4.5-inch, 1620 x 1080 pixel touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. My colleague Dan Seifert liked it when he reviewed it, but was worried at the time about software updates. Although with AT&T now stocking the phone, it might be more likely to be updated over-the-air. The company says the KeyOne will cost $16.67 for 30 months, or $500, through AT&T Next.
August 23, 2017
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A special Nokia 8 may be heading to the US and China
Nokia's highest-end phone might come to these important markets after all.
August 22, 2017
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A third Google Pixel 2 named "Ultra pixel" in the works, last-minute rumor claims
When compared with its last-year predecessors, the Google's Pixel 2 duo is shaping up to be somewhat weird -- the smaller Pixel 2 is just about as safe as one would imagine -- it's essentially last year's model, but with slightly upgraded internals and a barely tweaked design. Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL is said to be quite different in terms of looks, as it will adopt the new industry standard of the tall, bezel-less display.
September 28, 2017
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A true edge-to-edge screen: a new prototype phone shows what the future could look like
"Bezel-less" phones with taller, 18:9 screens are becoming the norm among flagships as they maximize screen real estate, but making a true bezel-less phone is hard. For starters, you have an earpiece and a front camera to think about, as well as a range of other sensors. So how do you do it?
October 13, 2017
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A water-resistant BlackBerry phone is coming this October to lure iPhone and Galaxy users away
Not long after hearing that two new BlackBerry smartphones were in the making, we can now confirm that at least one of them is coming soon.
August 29, 2017
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A wish list for the iPhone in 2017
Every iPhone gets a better camera, but Apple needs to reconsider iCloud storage, improve Family Sharing, and come up with a VR plan too.
December 30, 2016
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A year after Android 7.0 Nougat's release, Samsung brings it to the Galaxy A7 (2017)
In a matter of weeks, Google will release Android O, the next major version of its hugely popular OS. But almost a full year after it made Android 7.0 Nougat available, that update is still slowly making its way to various devices.
August 8, 2017
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AccuWeather updates its iOS app to address privacy outcry
Responding to privacy concerns, AccuWeather is out with a new version of its iOS app that removes a controversial data sharing behavior. Earlier this week, security researcher Will Strafach called attention to the practice in a Medium post and users took to Twitter to announce their intention to dump the app in droves.
August 23, 2017
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AccuWeather, caught harvesting user data, issues non-response
AccuWeather, a popular climate and forecast app for iOS, has been caught sharing the private location information of its users with revealmobile .com, a data monetization company.
August 22, 2017
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Acer admits defeat, gives up selling smartphones in India
India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, thanks to falling prices, and wider availability of 3G and 4G mobile networks. But the rise in demand for new handsets has resulted in a rush of manufacturers flocking to India to grab a piece of the pie, and that intense competition has now taken its toll on one device-maker.
December 21, 2016
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Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen
Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.
August 18, 2017
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Action Launcher gains Pixel 2-style search bar with latest update
The latest Action Launcher update brings the Pixel 2's newly designed Google Search bar to any of your devices.
October 6, 2017
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Action Launcher gains support for Oreo Adaptive Icons
Action Launcher has just cemented its position as one of the best and most versatile Android launchers even further. In its latest beta (v28, which is now live), Action Launcher adds native support for one of the cool features that debuted in Android Oreo -- Adaptive Icons.
September 1, 2017
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Action Launcher Quickthemes: One touch customization for your Android phone
Quick themes are good, and Action Launcher's Quicktheme gets quick themes themed quickly.
September 5, 2017
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Ad Watchdog: T-Mobile Can't Support Claims It Has "Fastest" Network
An independent ad-industry watchdog is recommending that T-Mobile stop making claims that its 4G LTE network is the fastest, or that its network is "newer" than Verizon.
October 2, 2017
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After Chiding Apple, Google also Drops Headphone Jack
We all had a good laugh last year, when Apple chose to drop the headphone jack on their latest model. Some (like myself) argued that this was not only a good thing, but that it would start a shift in the industry. I don't want to toot my own horn here, but it seems like I was right.
October 4, 2017
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After failing to strike a new deal, Nokia is suing Apple for patent infringement
Could the former phone giant be turning into a patent troll?
December 21, 2016
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After Note 8, Samsung may be ready to fully embrace dual cameras
The Note 8 was the first Samsung phone to don two rear cameras, but rumors say
August 25, 2017
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After the Bixby button, Samsung disables the Bixby chief
The latest Samsung software update gives you the ability to completely disable the physical button that launches its Bixby virtual assistant on the latest high-end Galaxy phones. That's right - you can either launch Bixby with that nice clicky button on the left, or nothing at all.
October 12, 2017
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AI and Smartphones: The Ultimate Union
The smartphone, despite its constraints, will rise to a new level with artificial intelligence, yet it won't happen overnight.
September 28, 2017
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AirDroid arrives to iOS, allows easy wireless file transfers (over Bluetooth as well!)
One of the most popular wireless file transfer apps for Android - AirDroid - has come to iOS!
October 16, 2017
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Airpower Mat Announced
Arriving in 2018.
September 12, 2017
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AirPower: Everything you need know!
Apple is building its own branded wireless charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods!
September 12, 2017
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Alcatel A7 specs and press renders leaked out ahead of IFA announcement
Alcatel is expected to introduce a handful of Android smartphones at IFA in early September. A few of them have already been leaked such as the Alcatel U5 HD, A3 Plus, and A7 XL.
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel just released two new budget smartphones
The A7 and Idol 5
September 1, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 4 Pro review: The best Windows phone available is still too little too late
Alcatel finally launched its Windows 10 Mobile flagship in Europe under a different name. But in 2017, should you even give it the time of day?
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile drops to just $199 at Microsoft
Alcatel's Idol 4S can currently be picked up for quite the bargain at Microsoft.
August 30, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200
If there's one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn't have to cost a fortune.
September 28, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 specs, pictures and price exposed before official reveal
News about Alcatel's new lineup of smartphones continues to pour in with just one week before their official unveiling. The next device on the least of upcoming smartphones is the Alcatel Idol 5, which was recently spotted at GFXBench with model number TCL 6058.
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel is releasing its budget Idol 5 Android phone in the US
With slight spec boosts
September 28, 2017
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Alcatel's delayed Windows 10 Mobile flagship finally launches in the UK
Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship was supposed to launch in the UK on July 26, according to Microsoft, which had opened pre-orders there a couple of weeks earlier. But shortly before the handset was due to be released, the Microsoft Store quietly delayed its launch date.
August 7, 2017
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Alcatel's pseudo-modular A50 smartphone coming to Telus and Koodo in Canada
Alcatel's A50 smartphone will be available on two different Canadian networks.
August 16, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship drops in price again, now available for just $224.99
Last week, Alcatel launched the IDOL 4 Pro in the UK and other European markets - but despite presenting it as a new device when it was announced in February, it's not new at all. It originally launched in the US last November as the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, going on sale exclusively on T-Mobile for $469, including a virtual reality headset.
August 17, 2017
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Algoriddim's new Djay Pro for iPhone helps Spotify DJs literally feel the music
Scratch, scrub, and cross-fade with this new iOS app for pro-sumer DJs.
December 21, 2016
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All of Microsoft's unlocked Lumia Windows 10 Mobile phones are now sold out on its US store
Earlier this month, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of all Lumia Windows 10 Mobile devices in the UK. Three of those handsets were unveiled a year ago, but the newest - the Lumia 650 - launched in February 2016.
December 27, 2016
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All phones certified by Netflix for HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming
Netflix just updated its mobile HDR and Dolby Vision streaming list with the newly-announced Android phones capable of reproducing those titles in their due gorgeousness. So far, it has certified just the LG G6 as able to display its Dolby Vision footage as the creators intended, yet, given the standard's requirements, it seems that both LG and Dolby might have cut a few corners to certify the G6 display as Dolby Vision compatible.
September 5, 2017
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All phones sold in Canada will be unlocked starting December 1
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
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All T-Mobile ONE family plans now include a Netflix subscription
Keep your binge going with one less subscription.
September 6, 2017
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All The News From Today's iPhone X and iphone 8 event
New iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and much more.
September 12, 2017
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All the videos from Apple's iPhone event
In case you happened to miss the presentation of Apple's latest iGear, we've got your back.
September 12, 2017
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All touchscreen BlackBerry Motion unveiled in leak
Perennial leaker Evan Blass shows off the latest BlackBerry phone made by Chinese company TCL.
October 6, 2017
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Alleged Apple wireless charging pads appear in bare-naked photo shoot
It has been rumored for a while now that Apple's iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 will have wireless charging. In fact, the 7s and 7s Plus are expected to be thicker than the current duo of Apple flagships due to the glass back they will have â€" you can't have inductive charging if the phone's back is bare metal. Now, we get a look at the charging pads during the manufacturing process.
August 17, 2017
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Alleged cases for Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) show off Bixby button, hint at Infinity Display
Samsung's Galaxy A series is one of its... less exciting ones. Up until this year's introduction of the Infinity Display and the design decisions needed to accommodate for it, the A series was where the company sold mid-rangers dressed up as flagships.
September 26, 2017
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Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows up in leaked images sans rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Huawei is expected to unveil at least three new smartphones on October 16, all three variations of the Mate 10 flagship. In fact, one of them, the Mate 10 Lite, was officially introduced in China as Huawei Maimang last week.
September 25, 2017
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Alleged OnePlus 5T Appears Sporting An Edge-to-Edge Display
Chinese company OnePlus is known for making great smartphones at affordable costs. Nicknamed "flagship killers" these phones offer premium quality and specs for much more affordable prices. However, this year's OnePlus 5 felt a bit lacking when compared to the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X mainly because it used a very traditonal design that was heavy on the bezels compared to the S8 and iPhone X.
October 16, 2017
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Alleged Pixel XL 2 case compared to original Pixel and Galaxy S8 -- yeah, it's big
So, it has been reiterated time and again by the rumor mill that we will be seeing a Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 -- a compact and a super-sized flagship by Google, just like last year. It's expected that they will have the new 18:9 display ratio, which seems to be hip and cool in 2017, and it's still unclear how that would impact their physical sizes.
August 4, 2017
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Alleged press render of LG V30 leaks, matches sketch of the 6-inch flagship model
Earlier this morning in Asia, LG sent out a press release relating to the introduction of a 6-inch Plastic OLED FullVision display that it will apparently be using on the LG V30. Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio, even though the 6-inch screen tops the 5.7-inch display found on the LG V20, the LG V30 has a smaller body than its predecessor.
August 3, 2017
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Allegedly official iPhone 8 cases strike a pose
We've been seeing plenty of iPhone 8 dummies and third-party case makers' concept images lately, but a leakster on Weibo recently posted something else altogether - iPhone 8 cases which are claimed to be the official Apple wrappers for the phone. While we can't vouch for the validity of that claim, they do indeed feature Apple's usual microfiber lining, have the typical "Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China" slogan inside, as well as the Apple logo on the back, and are available in a bunch of flashy colors, just like the current crop of official silicone iPhone 7 cases.
August 9, 2017
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Alto's Odyssey has been delayed, new release date unknown.
Snowman says 'It takes longer to build things right', pushes back released of Alto's Odyssey.
August 22, 2017
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Amazon adds Top Up payment service in UK
Amazon is looking to make it easier than ever for UK shoppers to buy goods on the site using their mobile devices.
August 28, 2017
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Amazon Echo Dot versus Eufy Genie: Which should you buy?
One is the original. The other, more than just an imitator. But should you buy the Echo Dot or the Eufy Genie?
September 12, 2017
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An improved version of the Alcatel U5 goes official, this time featuring HD display
Unsurprisingly, Alcatel is back with yet another budget-friendly Android smartphone. Despite the fact that the new Alcatel U5 HD has pretty low-end specs, this an enhanced version of another smartphone that was unveiled early this year at MWC.
August 22, 2017
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An in-call floating bubble may be coming to Google's Phone app soon
Most of today's smartphone users have been there at some point: you're in a call, but you have to check something on your phone, which means minimizing the in-call screen. And when you're done and want to get back to your call, you're forced to either manually open up the Phone app, or scroll through your notifications until you find the correct one.
August 16, 2017
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An Inside Look at the Planning of the Galaxy Note 8
With the Galaxy Note8, users get a bigger Infinity Display, the S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung's best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. It's a device that's truly designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.
October 13, 2017
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An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out
TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But, with the new update in iOS 11, that no longer seems to be a problem.
August 17, 2017
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An obsessive photographer's guide to the iPhone 8 Plus camera
It's not a big shift in hardware, but Apple has done a lot to cure bad photos.
October 12, 2017
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Analyst cuts his forecast of 2017 Apple iPhone X production by 10%
According to a tech executive who is "in the know" when it comes to the production of the Apple iPhone X, the complex 3D sensors used on Face ID are still causing a major problem in the manufacturing of the device. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple's yield for the iPhone X was 10%. To put that in perspective, it means that 90% of the units rolling off of the assembly line are failing to meet Apple's standards.
October 12, 2017
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Analyst says that only 18% of buyers will go for the super-expensive iPhone 8
Yesterday's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveal was great... up until the point when Sammy announced a $950 price tag for the premium phablet. Sure, it's a super-powerful phone with all the technological advancements and bells and whistles crammed in there, but hey... a near-1k price is a tough pill to swallow.
August 23, 2017
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Analyst sees no supercycle for Apple, but predicts strong iPhone X sales
Raymond James' Apple analyst Tavis McCourt wrote a note to clients today. In his message, McCourt stated that the big supercycle that was supposed to pump up Apple's revenue and profits thanks to the new innovative 2017 iPhone models, might not take place. But thanks to what he sees as strong Apple iPhone X demand, the analyst expects Apple to report higher earnings next year as the average selling price of the iPhone rises as much as 10% in 2018.
September 26, 2017
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And then there was the Pixelbook, the company's first 2-in-1
Google today announced its newest 2-in-1 device running Chrome OS today, though the company really thinks it's a 4-in-1 just because you can, for example, use its 360-degree hinge to prop it up like a tent, alongside the more familiar laptop and tablet form factors.
October 4, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z in Canada
Yummy Nougat comes to the Great White North.
December 20, 2016
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Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon to the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
The Marshmallow-based Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime was launched about a year ago in India, but the smartphone slowly made its way to EMEA territories and even Australia. It's also known as Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) and features many different model numbers depending on region.
August 31, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
It's been about a month since we reported the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) might soon get the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. The smartphone was certified at Wi-Alliance back in July, and the listing revealed it runs a new version of the OS.
August 9, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 9 on T-Mobile
Earlier this month, Google released Android 7.1.1, the latest version of its ubiquitous operating system. the rollout began - as it generally does - with its own family of Nexus and Pixel devices, along with the General Mobile 4G, an Android One handset.
December 20, 2016
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Android 8 Oreo is here: What's new, what's changed, and what's awesome
Everything you need to master the latest major release of Android.
September 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo: Behind-the-scenes improvements make it better than ever
Smarter Wi-Fi, background app limits and more.
September 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo, thoroughly reviewed
We take a 20,000 word deep-dive on Android's "foundational" upgrades.
September 4, 2017
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Android 8.0 in-depth: Oreo's not-so-obvious security enhancements
Some deep-dive details on significant security upgrades headed to your device with Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release.
August 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 is coming to devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and others this year
After four Developer Previews, months of testing, and plenty of speculation about just how delicious its name might be, Google confirmed today that its new OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 is officially Oreo!
Android 8.0 is officially nicknamed Oreo!
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo factory images available for download for Pixel and Nexus devices
Despite the fact that Google announced Android Oreo is not yet ready to be pushed to compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, the Mountain View company has already published the factory images that allows users to upgrade their smartphones today.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is here, and as usual, your device will probably never get it -- hooray!
Look, we all knew Android 8.0 would probably be called "Oreo," and we now have confirmation. Today, Google releases 8.0 of its Android operating system and officially names it "Oreo" after the sandwich cookie. This is the search-giant's second time partnering with a brand for a dessert name, with the other time being "Kit Kat". Strangely, Google even used the solar eclipse to promote the Oreo name.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is official, starts rollout to devices
Google partners with Nabisco, ships code to AOSP, and posts system images.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 "Oreo" Launches
Google has announced the release of Android 8.0. Formally known as "Android O", the tasty codename has been revealed as Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo review: Oh, you'll love it!
Android 8.0 is now official, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... it's called Oreo! Google couldn't bamboozle us this time around - just as it was largely expected, the 8th major version of Android is named after the ever-so popular sweet snack and not Orelette, Octopus, or Oatmeal Cookie.
August 22, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo system images available, update rolling to Developer Preview users
Google has uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo system images.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo users report issues with Bluetooth, Android Auto, headphones, and more
On Monday, Google announced Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of its popular OS. Oreo will bring a wide range of new features and improvements, and the final release has already made its way to devices that were enrolled in the Android Beta Program, ahead of its general rollout.
August 23, 2017
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Android 8.0 will roll out to these Pixel and Nexus devices "over the next several weeks"
It didn't come as a huge surprise, but today, Google confirmed that its next major OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo. The announcement came after months of testing, including four Developer Previews - but of course, device owners are now eager to find out when they can get their hands on the official update.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0's "streaming OS updates" will work even if your phone is full
Android's new OS update scheme should banish the "insufficient space" error forever.
August 7, 2017
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Android and iPhone games like Player Unknown Battlegrounds, H1Z1, Rust
Lately, the indie market has spurred a new genre of games that are taking the world by storm -- the "survive and craft" titles, which later evolved into the "battle royale" adrenaline-infused shooters. We are talking about games like Rust, H1Z1 King of the Kill, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds. These games are all in early access, yet all three are insanely popular.
August 11, 2017
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Android banking Trojan uses keylogger, exploits accessbility features to steal data
A banking Trojan for Android dubbed "Svpeng" recently saw an update, according to Kaspersky Lab, gaining functionality like a keylogger, and ability to exploit the operating system's accessibility features to steal data.
August 3, 2017
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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 Co-Founder Has a Plan to Cure Our Smartphone Addiction
During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this antisocial behavior; he helped create Android, which powers 85 percent of the world's smartphones.
August 23, 2017
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Android Development: Tracking Target Apps When Sharing Information
During mobile app development, there are at times you'll need to share images, text, or link with other apps. The other apps could be Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, SMS, and so forth. In this article, we will learn to take subsequent actions when a target application is selected while sharing--a handler to track the selected target application.
August 14, 2017
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Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide
From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.
September 25, 2017
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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer
Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.
August 9, 2017
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Android Messages' latest update adds a 'Mark as read' button in notifications
Surely you know the pain: you get a text message, read it right from the notification, and then dismiss it. And that should be it, right? Well, no -- next time you open your messaging app, the text is still marked as unread. And while this isn't such a huge deal if you don't get many texts, it's still mildly annoying -- and if you do, it can make finding your actually unread texts a nightmare.
August 4, 2017
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Android NDK r16: Developers Should Start Using LLVM's libc++ With GCC On The Way Out
Google has announced the availability today of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) Release 16. This release is worth mentioning in that Google is now encouraging developers to start using libc++ as their C++ standard library.
September 6, 2017
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Android O and Bluetooth 5: Everything you need to know
Android O has full support for Bluetooth 5, so device makers don't have to do the work themselves.
August 1, 2017
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Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap
The rumor also points to picture-in-picture and smart text selection.
March 17, 2017
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Android O has one curiously counterproductive new feature
Google's upcoming Android O release has plenty of useful additions for the business-minded user -- but it also has one fresh feature you might not want on your mobile device.
August 1, 2017
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Android O is now officially Android Oreo
After months of waiting (and a bizarre octopus Easter egg), Google finally announced that the next version of Android -- previously known as Android O -- will officially be going by the name of Android Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android O is officially called Android Oreo
The latest version of Android is officially here, and it's called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch live stream today.
August 21, 2017
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Android O is Oreo -- unless Google is trolling
Google's Android O reveal is now officially timed to Monday's solar eclipse. What does that say to you?
August 18, 2017
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Android O will let you hear your own custom ringtone through your Bluetooth device
When it comes to technology, people often don't realize just how much work goes into the details -- but they sure do once something's just a little off. And this has long been the case when it comes to Android's support for Bluetooth, which lacks several seemingly minor features which actually turn out to be quite useful.
August 11, 2017
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Android One Moto X4 shipments facing up to two week delay
Android One Moto X4 shipments will now arrive between October 18 and 25 rather than this week.
October 10, 2017
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Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 now available for purchase in select European markets
The Mi A1 is one of the few mid-range Xiaomi smartphones that will go on sale internationally. Even though Android One program has been more of a local affair, as Android One phones are specifically launched in certain countries, Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn't care about that unspoken rule.
October 6, 2017
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Android or Apple -- Who should you develop for first?
Developing an application can be a daunting task, but launching it shouldn't be. There's no simple answer to the question of which one should you develop for first, Android or Apple.
September 14, 2017
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Android Oreo brings big improvements to your phone's security and privacy
Oreo is the most secure version of Android yet.
September 1, 2017
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Android Oreo carries over Bluetooth issues from Nougat
Since Pixel phones running Nougat have had some issues with Bluetooth connectivity, many people expected that Android Oreo would fix that. Alas, many Pixel and Nexus owners are now taking to Google's product forums to report that the latest version of Android has not fixed their Bluetooth woes.
August 23, 2017
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Android Oreo could eat through your data allowance even if you have Wi-Fi enabled
An apparent bug with Android Oreo has been discovered which means Google's mobile operating system could be munching its way through your data allowance, even if you're connected to a wireless network.
September 6, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Colored notifications
It truly is the little things that can make or break the Android experience.
August 25, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Notification badges and previews
Keeping up with notifications is a constant struggle.
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Picture-in-Picture mode
We all love things we can see when we get an update, and that's why Picture-in-Picture mode is so cool!
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo gains support for custom themes via Andromeda add-on for Substratum, no root needed
A while ago, we reported that custom themes may be coming to Android 8.0 Oreo without the need for rooting your device. We are happy to report back that this seems to be the case, although the ability to do so is not quite "native", in that it requires a third-party app and a PC connection.
September 12, 2017
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Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon
Google announces the name of its latest version of Android with the unveiling of a statue in Manhattan that took place while the moon was eclipsing the sun.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo may soon get support for custom themes without rooting
One of the biggest drawing forces for Android has always been customization. From custom launchers and icon packs to the much more in-depth and involved theming engines of OEMs like Samsung, OnePlus, and Sony, customization options have traditionally been abundant on Android.
August 25, 2017
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Android Oreo officially arrives, but it isn't on phones just yet
Builds for Pixel and Nexus devices enter carrier testing, rollout imminent
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo snacking into mobile data even with Wi-Fi switched on
A new bug has cropped up in Android Oreo which causes phones to eat into mobile data even when connected to Wi-Fi. Although the public has only just encountered the issue it seems as though Google was already aware and is busy cooking a patch.
September 5, 2017
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Android Oreo versus Android Nougat: A visual comparison
Android Oreo is now official, rolling to eligible devices as we speak. Tons of neat new features are making an appearance on deck, with the most important and actually useful ones being under-the-hood improvements - as is tradition! We've neatly summarized most of these for you right here, but there's much more to the upcoming Android Oreo release than under-the-hood features alone.
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo versus iOS 11: What's different and what's the same?
Google just announced Android Oreo and it packs a handful of new features. Some are at the system level and speed up the system and extend the battery life, while others are features that will change the way users interact with their phone.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast
The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel phones and the Nexus 5X and 6P, and should roll out "soon," according to Google.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast
The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel phones and the Nexus 5X and 6P, and should roll out "soon," according to Google. The Pixel C and Nexus Player will also be compatible with the update. Select phones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, Essential, HTC, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Kyocera and Sharp will either launch with or update to Oreo through the end of 2017.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo will make you love notifications again
Android Oreo brings some great new features to one of the most important parts of the OS: the notification shade.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo's mascot is a woman
But you'd have no idea unless you read the marketing material behind the superhero cookie.
August 23, 2017
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Android Oreo's picture-in-picture feature now usable in Google Maps
The latest version of Google Maps makes Oreo's PiP actually usable and adds other news features.
August 28, 2017
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Android Oreo's Wi-Fi Passpoint support makes hotspot switching simple
We've already heard a lot about what's new in Android 8.0 Oreo, but something that has not received much attention is its support for Wi-Fi Passpoint. Also known as Hotspot 2.0, the technology was introduced by the Wi-Fi Alliance way back in 2012 as a way to simplify the process of moving from one wireless hotspot to another.
September 12, 2017
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Android Oreo: You'll Want It, Even If You Can't Get It
Google's annual android launch counts among both the most exciting and most teasing announcements the company makes. Every new version of Android is better, faster, more secure, and comes with new interesting features that billions of Android users would certainly love.
August 21, 2017
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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs
Nasty activated by home button unless device gets factory reset
October 13, 2017
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Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know
Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.
August 7, 2017
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Android Studio Tutorial: An Introduction
Android is one of the most popular mobile device platforms. the Android platform allows developers to write managed code using Java (http://www.developer.com/java) to manage and control the Android device. Android Studio is a popular IDE developed by Google for developing applications that are targeted at the Android platform. Note that Android Studio has replaced Eclipse as the IDE of choice for developing Android applications. this article presents a discussion on how to get started using the Android Studio for developing Android applications.
December 20, 2016
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Android tip: Send WhatsApp voice messages without launching the app
Although the feature has been around for a while, I've only just started sending voice messages on WhatsApp to save time typing or avoid fumbling with my phone with just one hand free. Now, Android Police has discovered that you can record and beam across voice messages without even firing up the Android app.
September 27, 2017
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Android unlock patterns are a boon for shoulder surfing attackers
The "swiping" unlock patterns typical for Android devices are considerably easier for attackers to discern than PIN combinations.
September 25, 2017
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Android usage: Nougat is now on 15.8% of devices
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on September 11, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
September 12, 2017
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Android usage: the latest version of Nougat is finally on over 1% of Google Play devices
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on August 7, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
August 8, 2017
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Android users can now grab the rebranded Microsoft Launcher
It was only a week ago that Microsoft rebranded the Arrow Launcher on Android to Microsoft Launcher and put it in preview. Now, the company is officially making it available to all users today.
October 12, 2017
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Android users rejoice! Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years
Linux kernel lifecycle tripled to match the realities of hardware development.
September 29, 2017
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Android users report notifications for Google's Inbox are not working
You might want to stay away from Google's Inbox app for Android if you're waiting on an important email -- it turns out the software is suffering from a technical issue that is causing delays in notifications for new emails.
October 4, 2017
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Android version distribution October 2017
Google has published the statistics on the version distribution of Android for the past 14 days. For the first time Oreo appears in the statistics. Here are some details.
October 3, 2017
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Android: DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data and changes PINs
A new breed of Android ransomware has been discovered that hits victims with a double whammy. DoubleLocker not only encrypts data as all ransomware does, it also changes the PIN on the target device.
October 16, 2017
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Android-x86 Project - Run Android on your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". the original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community.
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Android's 'Check For Update' button now works and actually checks for OTA updates!
Updating Android can be a painful experience depending on the handset you have and the carrier you're with. You might hear that an update is available, but find nothing shows up when you hit the Check For Update button. Now this should be changing... and not just for Oreo users.
September 14, 2017
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Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's 'humiliating' customer data leak
After requiring customers who ordered the Essential phone to provide their driver's license information over email to verify their shipping address, CEO Andy Rubin today apologized for the incident in a blog post, calling it "humiliating" and that he is "personally responsible for this error."
August 31, 2017
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Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's privacy gaffe
You might remember our previous report about a possible phishing scam that Essential might have fallen victim a few days ago. Some customers who pre-order the Essential Phone received an email that asked for sensitive information like pictures of an ID and address.
August 31, 2017
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone is in full mass production and has pictures to prove it
Android's co-founder Andy Rubin proved numerous times that his Essential Phone exists and that it will eventually start selling in the United States. Initially slated for a June market release, the Essential Phone was delayed for almost two months now.
August 9, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping
Andy Rubin made his bones in the mobile industry by co-founding Danger (maker of the Sidekick) and Android, which was acquired by Google and turned into the largest mobile platform on Earth. It's an impressive pedigree, so everyone was interested when Rubin announced his new hardware startup was going to make an Android phone.
August 28, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will finally be shipping next week
The Essential Phone is finally ready to go out to customers.
August 16, 2017
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Angela Ahrendts discusses the future of Apple Retail
Apple's Senior VP of Retail Angela Ahrendts explained the company's plans for the future of Apple Retail in her presentation at today's Apple Event, saying that Apple Stores are no longer just stores - they're Town Squares.
September 12, 2017
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Angry Birds developer Rovio seeks to raise $400 million in IPO that values the firm at $2 billion?
The Angry Birds are reportedly getting ready to invade Wall Street. The company that developed the Angry Bird games and owns the rights to the characters, Rovio, is believed to be filing for an Initial Public Offering that could launch as soon as next month. Speculation has Rovio raising $400 million from the IPO, which would value the game developer at a total of $2 billion. Those in the know suggest that these are not final figures. However, at a $2 billion valuation, Rovio board director Kaj Hed's 69% stake in the company would be valued at more than $1 billion.
August 14, 2017
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Announcing Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher
Thank you to those who've already downloaded the preview of Microsoft Launcher for Android. Starting today it'll begin to roll out, over time, as a general availability app in the Google Play Store. Try it out today!
October 12, 2017
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Another Pixel 2 leak shows the device's huge front bezels
As we get closer to the official announcement of Google's new Pixel phones, the leaks are starting to pick up. The new phones will be 'showcase' devices for Android O, the latest version of the company's operating system, and will succeed last year's Pixel and Pixel XL, which launched with Android 7.1 Nougat onboard.
August 7, 2017
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Another Pixel 2 leak shows the phone's large front bezels
You can tell we're closing in on the announcement of a new Pixel by just how much the leaks have picked up in recent weeks. First, we got a render of a redesigned Pixel XL; last week, we got a first look at the smaller Pixel; and today, we're getting yet another glimpse at an early model of the smaller smartphone.
August 7, 2017
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App Tour: Clip Layer for Android from Microsoft Garage
Clip Layer is another Microsoft Garage experiment that was developed to fill a gap in the Android mobile operating system.
December 19, 2016
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Apparently, people keep calling iPhone X the iPhone 'Eks'
Apple got on the stage September 12th, and called it the iPhone X (ten), denoting the tenth anniversary of the OG iPhone, but that denomination apparently isn't sticking around, as people keep calling the phone with the transcription of the letter "x". Numerous tech bloggers and random folks being asked about it in the Apple Store or on the streets have confirmed the phenomenon already.
October 3, 2017
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Apple 2017: The iPhone X (Ten) Announced
The hot button item expected to come from Apple's announcement today was the set of iPhones being announced. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were the expected models to come to market, but Apple felt that for the 10-year anniversary since the launch of the original iPhone, it should release a new model which 'breaks the standard for another 10 years'.
September 12, 2017
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Apple A11 Performance Review with the iPhone 8 Plus: Taking on Desktop?
With a physical design that is largely unchanged other than the addition of a glass back for wireless charging support, and featuring incremental improvements to the camera system most notably with the Plus version, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are interesting largely due to the presence of a new Apple SoC.
September 29, 2017
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Apple accused of 'anti-consumer' behaviour by Indian regulator
India has a Do Not Disturb app to control cold calls and spam, but Apple won't put it in iOS. That's upset the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
August 8, 2017
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Apple Admits That Face ID May Be Fooled By Evil Twins & Little Kids
When Apple introduced the iPhone X's new "Face ID" feature -- which scans a user's face to unlock the phone -- the company said it had considered the "Evil Twin" scenario. And now, it's admitting that if you have a twin -- or an alternate reality doppelganger-- he or she could totally break into your phone.
September 29, 2017
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Apple and Accenture partner to boost iPhone, iPad use at work
Accenture's partnership with Apple aims to help its clients make better use of iOS mobile devices for business uses, including connecting new apps to legacy back-end systems.
August 29, 2017
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Apple and Accenture partner to create better business solutions with iOS
Apple iOS experts will join Accenture Digital Studios teams to help create new and better iOS solutions for enterprise.
August 29, 2017
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Apple and Google block hundreds of financial trading apps as seniors lose their life savings
Financial trading apps are cool - you have your stock or options portfolio right underneath your thumb wherever you go, and can react within seconds with a buy or sell order. Unless you are a senior, lulled into binary options trading by apps called Tradorax or Binary Uno, and lose your entire life savings in the process.
August 1, 2017
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Apple and Nokia are fighting about patents again
A tale almost as old as the smartphone
December 21, 2016
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Apple and Samsung Tied For U.S. Marketshare
When it comes to premium smartphones, two brands stand above the rest: Samsung and Apple. Sure, they have competition from the likes of Google, LG, and OnePlus, but those are the two biggest brands on the market. For a while now, Samsung has maintained a slight lead over Apple in the United States, but that has changed.
October 16, 2017
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Apple announces $1.3 billion data center coming to Waukee, Iowa
Apple has announced that it will be building a brand new, $1.3 billion data center in Iowa. The 400,000-square-foot facility will be located in Waukee, Iowa, and will run completely on renewable energy.
August 23, 2017
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Apple Announces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
Apple today announced the successors to the iPhone 7 (and another, more impressive device), and this time the company has decided to forgo the "S" branding of an incremental update as the new phones are simply the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Though receiving the expected annual updates (SoC, camera, etc.) the phones still have largely similar designs and are offered with the same screen sizes (4.7 and 5.5 inches) and resolutions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. So what exactly is new?
September 12, 2017
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Apple announces the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event. It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back. The iPhone 8 still has a single camera while the 8 Plus has a double camera.
September 12, 2017
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Apple AR glasses concept shows us what the future could look like
Face ID comes to replace the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X, but could it also be a sign of what's to come from Apple in the future?
September 26, 2017
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Apple barely tops iPhone sales forecast for fiscal Q3; shares hit record high after hours
Apple this afternoon, reported sales of 41.03 million units of the Apple iPhone for the company's fiscal third quarter. That narrowly beat Wall Street expectations of 40.7 million handsets forecast to be sold during the period. Year-over-year, the sale of iPhone units rose 2% for the fiscal third quarter, 3% if comparing revenue. On a sequential basis, 19% fewer iPhone units were sold during the fiscal third quarter compared to the fiscal second quarter. On a revenue basis, sequential sales declined 25%.
August 1, 2017
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Apple beats Samsung to top holiday phone activations
Consumers activated twice as many iPhones during the holidays as rival Samsung, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry.
December 27, 2016
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Apple Bets The Future Of Augmented Reality Will Be On Your Phone
The AR revolution will come not with a bang but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple's new augmented-reality platform.
August 7, 2017
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Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X
While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote in today's Apple event as the company focused the bulk of attention on features like Face ID and Animoji.
September 12, 2017
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Apple changed the Maps icon to show its new spaceship campus
Apple has been making all sorts of tiny changes to its app icons in the iOS 11 beta. And today, it made two of the most interesting changes yet: one to Maps, and one to the App Store.
August 14, 2017
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Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging
The iPhone 8 has been out for barely a week, but we're already seeing a pair of odd reports about the device, in two cases--one in Japan, and one in Taiwan. In one case, the user was charging the phone when she reports it suddenly snapped apart.
October 2, 2017
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Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality
ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions.
August 16, 2017
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Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC
On the heels of setting the date for its big fall iPhone event, Apple is coming out swinging for net neutrality. In a letter to the FCC, Apple's U.S. Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan advocates for the open internet, cautioning against practices that would allow providers to favor some forms of traffic while throttling the speed of others.
August 31, 2017
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Apple ditches Bing for Google search results in Siri and Spotlight
Goodbye, Bing
September 25, 2017
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Apple ditches the home button on iPhone X
Get ready, that round dip used for just about everything on your phone is no more. Now it's all about face recognition.
September 12, 2017
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Apple executive pressured Samsung to turn up the legal heat against Qualcomm in South Korea?
According to a report published today by Bloomberg, two-years ago an unnamed Apple executive spoke with his counterpart at Samsung in an attempt to get anti-trust regulators in South Korea to put more pressure on Qualcomm.
October 4, 2017
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Apple expected to go into a "supercycle" soon, but production difficulties slow it down
Apple is expected to go into overdrive mode with a so-called "supercycle" for iPhones this year, selling more than usual in the forthcoming year, according to multiple researchers and analysts, but one of the most well-respected ones - Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities - says that this "supercycle" will happen later than expected.
October 6, 2017
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Apple explains how Face ID learns from its mistakes
A new technical paper sheds light on Apple's facial recognition system
September 27, 2017
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Apple explains the ins, outs and privacy of Face ID
Apple's Face ID is a make-or-break feature for the upcoming iPhone X. It completely replaces Touch ID and should be more accurate and tougher to crack, but up until now we did not know the details of how Face ID works.
September 28, 2017
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Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases
Never settle for a broken screen again
March 17, 2017
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Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue in iOS update
Apple has just released a small update to iOS 11 that has one key change in it: a fix for a bug that caused a crackling sound to occur during phone calls for some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users.
October 3, 2017
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Apple flatters, deceives, makes sure you won't leave
Commentary: The company's big iPhone X and iPhone 8 event offered more for the future than the present.
September 12, 2017
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Apple given favorable treatment on tax? No way, insists Ireland
European Commission accused of "selectively" targeting Apple–according to Apple.
December 19, 2016
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Apple has a big chance to do the right thing (updated)
When disaster strikes, cellular networks collapse, and electricity supplies fail, your smartphone is useless -- unless it has an FM radio.
September 28, 2017
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Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone
Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn't your average corporate account as the company doesn't want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone.
August 7, 2017
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Apple has fixed Siri's robotic voice to a human-like one, and you can hear the difference
Apple has fixed the way Siri speaks in a huge way since its release: from the robotic voice that we used to hear when the smart digital assistant was introduced to a much more pleasant, human-like voice in iOS 11.
August 23, 2017
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Apple in 'urgent' need of finding iPhone OLED supplier besides Samsung
Samsung is setting its own prices since Apple has nowhere else to go
September 6, 2017
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Apple Investigating Reports That Some iPhone 8 Plus Displays Detach
Apple's iPhone 8 has only been on the market for a short time, but some customers have already claimed their devices experienced a potential battery issue, prompting the tech company to open an investigation.
October 2, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7 tops the list as the most purchased phone globally in the first half of 2017
According to IHS Markit, the Apple iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally during the first half of 2017. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was next followed by the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus.
October 9, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus are the most shipped smartphones during Q2 2017
According to fresh data from Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017 followed by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Apple shipped 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 from April through June, and 15.1 million of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus during the same time period. The two handsets had 4.7% and 4.2% of the global smartphone market respectively.
August 16, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions leak may be bad news for current case owners
It is understandable that the vast majority of leaks and rumors so far have been focused on the shiny new iPhone 8 concept, but some news are slowly starting to trickle down about the eventual iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, too. Apple should be unveiling three handsets - one unorthodox iPhone 8 to hint at where the phone maker is going, and two more legacy-oriented upgrades that are meant to satisfy those used to the current hardware paradigm.
August 29, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus price and release date
If you can't stomach the lack of home button, and the $999 starting tag of the newly-revealed iPhone X leap of faith by Apple, the team from Cupertino has you covered with two more orthodox iPhones - the 8 and 8 Plus - which are the true successors of the 7 and 7 Plus that were unveiled around the same time last year.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 dummy appears in shiny black, copper and pearl colors?
The tenth anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone is drawing nearer and nearer. The phone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X or Apple iPhone Pro, is easily one of the most eagerly awaited handsets in the industry. Thanks to the large number of leaks, we think that we have a good idea of what to expect of the "edge-to-edge" display on the upcoming premium version of the iPhone.
August 4, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 goes through our battery life test: encouraging result
Our Apple iPhone 8 review is out and in it you can find our detailed impressions with the new iPhone, but one thing we want to highlight here is the iPhone 8 battery life.
September 25, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8 Price In Malaysia Leaked!
Getting ready to buy the Apple iPhone 8 Plus or the Apple iPhone 8? You may be wondering how many kidneys you need to sell, to afford the new iPhone 8. Well, we can now share with you the Apple iPhone 8 price list for Malaysia because it was leaked by Celcom! Thanks for the tip, Vernon!
October 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus size comparison versus Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, etc.
The iPhone 8 Plus might not be as different from its predecessors as we'd like it to be. Still, those who might not be lucky enough to score an iPhone X will likely go for the second grade jewel in Apple's crown - the iPhone 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: video stabilization comparison
Video stabilization has been a marquee feature of flagship phones: more affordable devices simply don't get it and video that's recorded on such phones - even in 4K - looks terribly jittery and often borders with the unusable.
September 27, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 size comparison versus Galaxy S8+, LG V30, G6, HTC U11, OnePlus 5, etc.
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have not changed much on the outside, as this honor fully goes to the iPhone X, but this doesn't mean that a size comparison against all of their rivals won't be useful.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: size comparison
It's about time: in three weeks Samsung will unveil its brand new Galaxy Note 8, in four weeks we expect to see the LG V30, and in a bit more than a month Apple will take the wraps off its premium new iPhone 8.
August 3, 2017
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Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8: here are all new official cases and covers
The iPhone X is just that, a phone with a $1,000 starting price. So Apple has come up with three new cases for the iPhone X: a silicon one, a leather one and a new "Folio" case to keep it safe from scratches and drops.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X battery size revealed, see how it compares to iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy
The Apple iPhone X comes with a battery slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, according to an official filing with Chinese telecoms certification agency TENAA.
September 26, 2017
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Apple iPhone X is announced with stunning design, gorgeous display, Face ID, and $1000 price tag
January 9, 2007 went down in history as the day when Apple outlined the future of smartphones during an unforgettable, 100-minute-long keynote. Steve Jobs himself introduced a hand-held device revolutionary at the time -- one that let you effortlessly access the web, that contained the rich multimedia capabilities of an iPod, one that was also a really, really good cellular phone. iPhone, it was simply called.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X offers dual stabilized dual-cam, goes edge-to-edge with HDR OLED
At its event in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple has today unveiled its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Despite the direct step from the iPhone 7 to the 8 model number, rather than 7s, the new models look at first sight like fairly incremental upgrades.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X price and release date
Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed Apple analyst, was one of the first who predicted that the iPhone X will land with a startling $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while other sources rehashed the story, sending us weeping into a corner. The claims that the basic 64GB iPhone X will run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB version, you'd have to shell out $1149, turned out to be true.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X receives FCC certification
With pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X starting in 22 days, and the launch taking place (at least for now) on November 3rd, the tenth anniversary iPhone has finally been certified by the FCC. That action allowed Apple to remove the disclaimer from its website that said it could not sell or lease the device without receiving authorization from the government regulatory agency. A trio of iPhone X models now have the green light to be offered for sale in the states.
October 5, 2017
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Apple iPhone X size comparison versus the best of Android
The iPhone X is now official, quite possibly marking the biggest feature bump ever for Apple. Easily being an iOS fan's wet dream, the 10th anniversary device is a handset that will go down in Apple's history as the landmark phone that will shape its future devices.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus Google Pixel 2 XL versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Specs and size comparisons
It's now clear what the main antagonists for late 2017's smartphone championship are - the upcoming Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 XL, the exceptional Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and finally, the LG V30. An exceptional round-up of devices, for sure, with each vying for its rightful place in your pocket. But with the hefty premium prices that almost all of these command, you will most likely want to narrow your choice to a single of said devices. Sorry, three will have to go with only one spot available!
October 6, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus iPhone 8 versus iPhone 8 Plus: Here are all the specs differences
The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are now official, following months of numerous leaks, enticing rumors, and gossip. As usual, new iPhone releases are not only the highlight of the year for fans of everything Apple, but for almost all other smartphone geeks out there, who simply can't wait to praise, or on the contrary - heavily criticize Cupertino and just about anything that gets shown on stage.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: specs comparison
With the iPhone X now official, it's time to compare it against some of the best Android devices out there, namely the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus battery life compared to iPhone 7, 6s, 6s+ and 7+
Apple has three new iPhones: the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. So... how do they do in terms of battery life?
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X: all the official images and the promo video
With a brand new and unique design, the iPhone X is indeed every bit as "notch"-y and "edge-less" as the leaks and concept renders suggested, and continues the new trend for minimal bezels and maximum screen estate in a footprint reserved for much shorter display diagonals before.
September 12, 2017
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Apple is defying history with its pricey iPhone X
The iPhone's 10th anniversary launch was today, and Apple's arms are just about to fall off from patting itself on the back. You can't blame the company's executives for self-congratulations. Apple's marvelous smartphone has transformed our lives, and the rabid anticipation of this newest model--Edge-to-edge display! Face recognition! No home button!--is proof that we are hungry for more.
September 12, 2017
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Apple is dropping Bing in favor of Google in Siri, Spotlight on Mac
Microsoft's Bing gets a ding from Apple, which is switching out its Bing-powered Web search results to those from Google.
September 25, 2017
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Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling
Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple's new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone's internals.
October 6, 2017
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Apple is probing reports of swollen iPhone 8 batteries, but let's not get bent out of shape
There's no reason to freak out.
October 6, 2017
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Apple Is Said to Prep Watch That Reduces Reliance on IPhone
Apple Inc. is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device's reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said.
August 4, 2017
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Apple is signaling a huge fourth quarter and Wall Street is loving it
Apple set its expectations for the fourth quarter above what Wall Street was looking for today in its earnings report -- just in time for a huge iPhone launch coming up soon.
August 1, 2017
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Apple is working on a fix for GarageBand in iOS 11
If you've been having trouble launching music creation app GarageBand after updating to iOS 11, you aren't alone. Thankfully, Apple is aware of the issue.
October 13, 2017
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Apple launches iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with A11 Bionic chip
Today Apple took the wraps off the eagerly-awaited iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus -- which Apple says improves on everything about the iPhone. Available in silver, space gray, and gold, the phones have glass on the front and back and are sealed for water and dust resistance.
September 12, 2017
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Apple launches new iPhone 8 smartphone, skipping traditional iPhone 7 "S" models
The glass phone is back, and wireless charging comes to an Apple handset.
September 12, 2017
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Apple launches new privacy page and reveals all about Face ID
Apple has launched a revamped privacy page proclaiming that its products are "designed to protect your privacy." Describing privacy as "a fundamental human right," the page explains the privacy functions of apps, Siri, Apple Pay and Touch ID.
September 28, 2017
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Apple leak shows how it decides to repair or replace iPhones
The guide covers the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus
September 4, 2017
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Apple Maps transit directions: Which cities have them?
Transit directions have come to Apple Maps, but have they come to you?
August 28, 2017
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Apple may be planning two more OLED iPhones next year
Apple's top-end iPhone X is not even available for pre-order yet, but word is starting to circulate that the $999 5.8-inch OLED display could be dwarfed by two new models coming next year.
September 25, 2017
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Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone
Apple was the first smartphone maker to integrate high-quality fingerprint sensors into its phones, but it may also be the first to stop using fingerprint sensors. According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone. Instead, it would rely upon Face ID, which is set to debut in the iPhone X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple may whip out a stylus for the iPhone XI Plus
We don't know what Apple would be doing with a capacitive stylus for the iPhone, but "industry sources" tip today that it is in talks with several stylus-producing companies for an eventual one. Whether it may come as an integral part of a new, larger iPhone, or be sold as an accessory, remains to be heard, but the insiders tip that "Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019."
October 13, 2017
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Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year's iPhones
It's a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to completely move away from Touch ID on the successors to this year's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple Music now has 30 million paid subscribers
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine told industry rag Billboard that Apple's music streaming service now has 30 million paid subscribers.
September 28, 2017
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Apple Needs an Entirely New iPhone, Not Just a New Version
The iPhone was fantastic when it was released in 2007. A lot has changed since then.
September 12, 2017
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Apple News Publisher: Everything you need to know!
Apple News Publisher is the official tool for publishing content to Apple News. Here's what you need to know.
September 5, 2017
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Apple now accepting WeChat Pay for App Store purchases in China
Apple customers in China now have a new option for making payments in the App Store: WeChat Pay. People will be able to use the popular service not only for purchases in the App Store but for their Apple Music subscriptions as well.
August 29, 2017
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Apple offers details on the progress of Siri's voice and more
Apple's Siri team has published a trio of posts on Apple's Machine Learning Journal. The posts detail how the team improves Siri, covering topics like introducing new Siri languages, how Siri displays data like times, dates, and addresses, and the evolution of Siri's voice.
August 23, 2017
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Apple patents under-screen fingerprint recognition tech that uses acoustic imaging
Apple's next next iPhone (let's tentatively call it the iPhone 9) could have a fingerprint scanner built under the display glass and it could use acoustic imaging to read your fingers. At least that is what Apple's latest patent with the US patent office reads, and the technology could well be on its way for future iPhones.
August 29, 2017
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Apple Pay FAQ: Everything you need to know!
Apple has a mobile payments platform, it ties into credit, debit, loyalty, and store cards, and here's what you need to know about it!
September 28, 2017
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Apple Pay headed to Denmark, Finland, and more later this year
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August 1, 2017
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Apple Planning On Moving Away From Touch ID On All Future Devices
Apple's recently announced iPhone X is shaping up to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the market since the Galaxy S8. This, of course, is not surprising considering that Apple's smartphones always capture the public's attention. The X, however, is something truly special. Not only does it mark the 10th anniversary of Apple's iPhone line, it also introduces a brand new technology in the form of facial recognition.
October 16, 2017
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Apple Promises To Fix Weird Crackling Noise On iPhone 8 And 8 Plus
A new smartphone fresh out of the box shouldn't make crackling noises during your phone calls, but that's what users of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus report, and they're customers of different mobile carriers. Apple has acknowledged the problem, and promises that a fix for it is on the way.
September 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update to improve iOS 11 performance
No new features this time around, but this update address bug fixes and other minor performance issues for the iPhone and iPad.
September 26, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.1: Bug fixes and general improvements
Apple is already pushing out the very first incremental post-iOS 11 software update out, headed to all compatible iPhones and iPads to squash some bugs and polish certain things up. iOS 11.0.1 is here, rolling out in two builds - 15A402 for non-A11 chips and 15A403 for the newest iPhones.
September 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 update that fixes static during FaceTime and phone calls
iOS 11 is barely two weeks old, and it's already received its second update. Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.0.2, one that you'll want to install if you're a frequent user of FaceTime or often make phone calls.
October 3, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 with a fix for crackling audio on iPhone 8
If you just bought an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may have encountered a rather annoying issue. Some new iPhone users could hear crackling sound during calls. Apple just released iOS 11.0.2, which includes a handful of bug fixes, including a fix for this bug.
October 3, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 update
For the third time since iOS 11 was released three weeks ago, Apple has updated the iPhone and iPad operating system. On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11.0.3.
October 11, 2017
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Apple releases new build of iTunes allowing users to install apps from their computer once again
When Apple disseminated iTunes 12.7 in September, it removed a feature that allowed users to take a shopping excursion through the Apple App Store using a desktop computer. If they saw anything they liked, users could install that app on their iPhone through the box that was running iTunes.
October 9, 2017
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Apple releases 'new' version of iTunes that includes the App Store
Last month, Apple released iTunes 12.7 which -- to the surprise and disappointment of many -- stripped out the App Store. Now, seemingly realizing that some people still want, or need, access to the Store from the desktop, Apple has release iTunes 12.6.3.
October 9, 2017
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Apple releases source code for ARM-optimized iOS and macOS kernel
For some time now, Apple has regularly released the source code for the shared iOS and macOS kernel. That the company has done so again might not be news, but Apple has, for the first time, released the source code for the ARM versions of the kernel.
October 2, 2017
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Apple reportedly buys French computer vision startup
Regaind says its technology sorts and gives meaning to photos using AI. Will it show up on your iPhone?
September 29, 2017
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Apple reportedly looking to price its next iPhone at $999
Staying on the cutting edge has always been pricey, but it's starting to get a little wild.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone
Apple's redesigned iPhone is going to be an expensive one. According to The New York Times, the nearly bezel-free iPhone we've been hearing about for the last several months will sell for "around $999," about $350 more than the standard iPhone does today.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reportedly scraps plans for a 5.3" OLED iPhone, keeps those for a 6-incher
It's not the first time we hear this, but Apple has reportedly ditched the idea for a smaller than the iPhone X, 5.28" OLED handset for next year. Industry suppliers are commenting that there won't be a tiny all-screen iPhone, as the market preferences have shifted toward larger screens in bezel-less chassis, so Apple is adjusting its strategy accordingly.
September 25, 2017
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Apple reportedly seeking distribution rights for James Bond franchise
Apple is reportedly in the running to acquire the distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise, a move that would be a boon to the company's efforts to become one of the bigger names in content. The efforts to secure the franchise are apparently being led by Apple's new heads of programming development, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.
September 6, 2017
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Apple Reportedly Targeting $1,000 for the Anniversary iPhone
For almost a year we've heard rumors that Apple would launch multiple iPhones this year. The 10th anniversary of the original iPhone's debut is almost upon us, and the company is supposedly prepping a top-end device to showcase new and emerging technologies. This new technology, however, comes at a price -- reports are that the upcoming Anniversary iPhone (iPhone 8? iPhone X?) will cost a cool $999.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reports $45.4 billion in revenue, up 7 percent from last year
Apple today reported its earnings for the company's third fiscal quarter of 2017, showing $45.408 billion in revenue, a 7% increase from last year's $42.358 billion in the same quarter.
August 1, 2017
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Apple reveals AirPower wireless charging pad coming in 2018
Apple has a new wireless charging pad called the AirPower, which is essentially a mat with room for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as well as your Apple Watch, and even AirPods with a new optional wireless charging case accessory. It'll charge all of them without any cables required, but you'll have to wait until 2018 to get one -- Apple said it's coming early next year.
September 12, 2017
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Apple reveals kinda cool new emoji for iPad and iPhone
WhatsApp might be mulling on replacing Apple's emoji with its own, but that isn't stopping the Mountain View giant from continuing to reinvent its designs. The company has revealed a new set of emoji for the iPad and the iPhone.
October 6, 2017
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Apple reveals the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
After months of speculation around the latest generation of iPhones, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus skipping the 7s series altogether.
September 12, 2017
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Apple reveals the iPhone X -- but does it offer enough to justify its high price?
It's been rumored, and even revealed in a number of leaks, but the iPhone X (iPhone 10 as it's referred to) is now official.
September 12, 2017
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Apple rumored to work on 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual-cam
According to the Japanese blog Mac Okatara, Apple might introduce a new smartphone model in 2017 with a 5" display to slot in between the existing 4.7" and 5.5" variants. the report, which originates from a Taiwanese supplier, also says the new mid-size iPhone would use an iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera, albeit with a vertical lens alignment rather than a horizontal one.
December 27, 2016
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Apple says the iPhone X battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7
Apple showed off the next-generation iPhone today, called the iPhone X, which included a slew of updates and a big boost to its power and cameras -- which, of course, would do some damage to your battery.
September 12, 2017
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Apple shifts from Bing to Google for search results in Siri and Spotlight
According to sources, Apple has apparently changed the default provider of its web searches on Siri, Spotlight for Mac, and Search inside iOS (previously known as Spotlight). Users will now be provided with web results from Google, rather than Bing, for all the aforementioned search features.
September 25, 2017
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Apple shows off breathtaking new augmented reality demos on iPhone 8
Apple today showed off a handful of new augmented reality demos to show the efficacy of its new ARKit platform and power of the new camera and A11 Bionic chip on the just-announced iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The demos, which ranged from gaming to sports, showed off high-fidelity visuals placed dynamically in the real world, viewable through the iPhone's camera lens.
September 12, 2017
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Apple signals it's willing to let next-gen web apps compete with iOS apps
Service Workers land in WebKit, clearing way for better in-browser applications
August 4, 2017
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Apple slides through its iPhone X event without any major surprises for Wall Street
We've noted before that Apple tends to follow a pretty consistent trend: the company has a big iPhone event, and the stock price doesn't really do all that much because everyone knows what to expect.
September 12, 2017
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Apple starts promoting iOS 11 changes with pop-up messages for iPhone and iPad users
A new "Tips" pop-up found on certain iPhone and iPad models is showing users of the two iOS powered devices some of the new features to expect when iOS 11 is pushed out to compatible models. One big change with the new build of Apple's mobile OS is that it supports 64-bit devices only.
September 6, 2017
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Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls
Nokia is trying to 'compensate for its own failing cell phone business'
December 21, 2016
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Apple Switching From Bing To Google Search Results For Siri, Spotlight Queries
The next time you ask Siri a question or look for something using Apple's Spotlight feature, the web results you see will be from Google search, instead of Bing.
September 25, 2017
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Apple takes the slow road to wireless charging
Though Apple has finally included wireless charging in its latest iPhones, the Qi standard it chose is slower than the variation used in rival Android smartphones.
September 26, 2017
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Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it's Google's turn.
For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android's diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But with the Pixel 2, Google is bent on changing that.
October 11, 2017
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Apple tipped to use LG as a foldable iPhone supplier, since Samsung may leak the design
Currently, Apple's OLED screen needs for the iPhone X and, likely, for the 2018 crop, will be supplied by Samsung, but the team from Cupertino may break that monopoly a year or two from now by investing in LG and other smaller OLED makers.
October 11, 2017
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Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says
A Japanese business newspaper predicts the cuts based on analysis of information from the tech giant's suppliers.
December 30, 2016
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Apple to partner with LG for foldable iPhone
To the consumer, Apple and Samsung may be like two titans, embroiled in an eternal battle for their hard-earned cash but, behind the scenes, the two are not only partners but also heavily dependent on one another. In fact, Samsung will likely make far more money from supplying parts to the iPhone X than it will for the Galaxy S8.
October 12, 2017
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Apple to reportedly unveil set-top box that supports 4K streaming, alongside the new iPhone
At $149 ($199 for 64GB of storage), the fourth-generation Apple TV is among the pricier options when it comes to set-top boxes. For example, Amazon's Fire TV costs $99.99, and Google's Chromecast Ultra costs $69. There's one big difference though: these two cheaper options support streaming in 4K, and the Apple TV does not. In fact, Apple's streaming solution is the last among major competitors that doesn't support the resolution.
August 23, 2017
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Apple Unveils iPhone 8, Edge-to-Edge iPhone X With Wireless Charging
From the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple today unveiled three new smartphones, including the iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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Apple Unveils IPhone X With New Display as Rivals Grow
Apple Inc. unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers.
September 12, 2017
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Apple unveils new emoji coming in iOS 11.1
Following a somewhat problematic initial release of iOS, Apple pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to fix a number of issues. But people are already looking forward to the next incremental, non-bug-fixing release. This is iOS 11.1, and Apple has revealed a little of what we can expect.
October 6, 2017
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Apple unveils the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: updated design, wireless charging, better cameras
There's a faint chance you may have heard the news already, but here goes anyway: today, at what is quite possibly its biggest product launch event in a decade, a small company called Apple has announced its latest bunch of smartphone models. Nice.
September 12, 2017
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Apple update for iOS addresses iPhone 8 crackling noise
Update should correct disruptive sound some users report experiencing during phone calls.
October 3, 2017
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Apple versus Microsoft Windows -- lessons both failed to learn from each other
Often, it's execution, not concept. That's the problem...
August 25, 2017
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Apple working on fix for iPhone 8 'crackling' sound issue
Some iPhone 8 users have reported experiencing a disruptive sound during phone calls, according to The Verge.
September 27, 2017
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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'
Steve Jobs Theater fittingly opens with cult-like showcasing of overpriced gear
September 12, 2017
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Apple: these new iMessage emojis are coming with the iOS 11.1 update
What's vain and colorful, and so popular that it deserves a special Apple blog post? New emojis coming with the iOS 11.1 update, of course, and the team from Cupertino felt obliged to show us the next batch of its 59 new designs that are coming with Unicode 10.
October 6, 2017
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Apple's A11 processor may be a beast, leaked record benchmarks suggest
According to developer revelations stemming from mining the iOS 11 code, the upcoming Apple A11 chipset that is about to shine in the iPhones announced today, will feature six processor cores. Two high-powered cores are eventually dubbed Monsoon, and the remaining four Mistral cores handle the lighter housekeeping. The A10 Fusion used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus carries four cores, two for high performance, and two for high efficiency.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's Advanced Reality is awesome for a couple of reasons
So, we've been hearing about Apple's ARKit since last year -- the Advanced Reality platform, which makes use of the iPhone's powerful hardware to deliver some awesome experiences, mixing the real world with virtual objects straight on the phone's viewfinder. Thus far, ARKit was closed off, limited only to developers with no software products available to the general users. However, it seems this is about to change in the months following the iPhone 8 launch.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's AirPower wireless charger is running late. Enter Belkin's Boost Up pad for the iPhone 8/X
Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may look svelte and top up everything with the fruit logo in sight, but it's coming much later than its announcement, so what's a cord-cutter to do when they get their new iPhone 8, Plus or X? After all, why have fresh glass backs that pass those electrons through with ease, if not to use the new wireless charging option that Apple finally brings to its phone portfolio.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time
Apple is keeping its wireless future dream alive and is finally letting users charge their iPhones wirelessly. The new iPhones the company announced today -- the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X -- all support Qi wireless charging, or the same standard as Samsung devices. Yay for harmony.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's ARKit could change the way we order food, make restaurant menus a thing of the past
Fancy ordering a special dish in a restaurant? Don't worry asking waiters about the menu, just open your phone and see all the dishes in realistic, extremely detailed 3D view on the plate right in front of you.
August 29, 2017
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Apple's bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year
This year was an interesting one for Apple – but not necessarily in a good way. iPhones aren't selling the way they used to, the Apple watch isn't a big hit and Alphabet is emerging as a bigger and formidable competitor. and that has Wall Street asking some serious questions about Apple's future.
December 21, 2016
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Apple's developing advantage in iPhone photography
Can you see why Apple has been so focused on making photography great again on its iPhones?
October 3, 2017
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Apple's Face ID is probably going to cause the death of privacy but we won't mind
Apple is about to drop its facial recognition feature, Face ID, on the world when the iPhone X launches. It's a machine learning-powered agent that, over time, will become accustomed to your unique face. And just like everything else Apple makes, the technology is going to be everywhere.
October 10, 2017
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Apple's first Face ID demo failed, but it wasn't Face ID's fault
Things didn't go perfectly for the debut of Apple's face-scanning feature
September 12, 2017
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Apple's first iOS 11 update swats at iPhone bugs
That was fast. It comes a week after iOS 11 officially launched for iPhones and iPads.
September 26, 2017
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Apple's first iOS 11 update: iPhone users get urgent fix for broken Microsoft email
Apple fixes an iOS 11 bug that stopped iPhone users sending email from Microsoft's email services.
September 27, 2017
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Apple's inconsistent iPhone X design guides hint perfection is no longer priority
Around the same time Apple rolls out each new major release of iOS, the Cupertino company also distributes its detailed Human Interface Guidelines to help appmakers design and build software in a more efficient and intuitive manner.
October 13, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11.0.1 update addresses Exchange e-mail server issue
A fix for the Exchange e-mail bug is included.
September 26, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects
Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called "Portrait Lighting" that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you've taken the photo using the Photos app.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X could make Samsung big bucks
Samsung could profit more from Apple's phone than it does from its own.
October 2, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X finally brings a much needed makeover
The company reveals the super premium iPhone X -- which costs as much as $1,149 -- along with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X Likely To Make Billions Of Dollars... For Samsung
Here's a funny thing about your modern technology landscape: The competition isn't quite what it seems. Although Korean tech giant Samsung and iTitan Apple both sling out new high-end, flagship smartphones every year to entice the gadget-loving consumer, under the hood it's a bit of a "heads I win, tails you lose" situation for Samsung, which stands to win big if Apple does -- because it supplies a number of the key parts that make your iPhone go.
October 2, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X won't experience the joy of 6...
...says analyst who reckons Cupertino's next big iThing will fall short of its last big iThing
October 10, 2017
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Apple's new AirPods get teardown treatment, with a 0 repairability score
After much delay, Apple's newest AirPods are finally available to the general public. and as usual, the legendary iFixit team has taken the time to disassemble the wireless headphones, and see how the device fares when it comes to reparability.
December 21, 2016
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Apple's new 'bezel-less' iPhone is expected to be priced "around $999"
Next month, Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhones, following months of leaks and rumors. The company is believed to be lining up three flagship-class handsets for its September 12 launch event - and the top-tier device is likely to come with a high price tag.
August 23, 2017
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Apple's new privacy site and why it matters
Apple has launched a new website further explaining how the company's deep belief in privacy and security translates into its next generation of products and services.
September 27, 2017
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Apple's next iPhone shows up once again in new case render
The successor to the iPhone is probably one of the worst kept secrets in 2017 when it comes to smartphones. While an official date for its launch has not been announced, the device has been seen so much over the past few months that it is quite frankly, no longer interesting. But, a new image has made its way online courtesy of Evan Blass, who has had an excellent track record when it comes to showing off devices before their official launch.
August 8, 2017
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Apple's radically different smartphone is called the iPhone X
At the first event held in the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus, Apple announced the iPhone X handset today. The original iPhone turned 10 this year, and in true Apple fashion, the company celebrated by debuting a totally new iPhone that shows how far the device has come in its tenure.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's relaxing its third-party standards--and that's a good thing
By opening up their platforms and products to third-party developers, Apple is investing in its future growth potential.
October 6, 2017
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Apple's response to FCC: iPhone 7 and 8 have no FM chips
Federal Communications Commission boss Ajit Pai and other federal officials have been putting pressure on Apple to follow the lead of other smartphone makers by activating the FM chip in their iPhones. The move would help customers affected by devastating natural disasters. Apple's response? The phones don't have one.
September 29, 2017
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Apple's services business now the size of a Fortune 100 company
Apple's services business is now the size of a Fortune 100 company. Speaking to investors and press on Apple's Q3 2017 financial results call, Apple noted that the company's services segment grew 22% over the same time in 2016.
August 1, 2017
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Apple's Siri ditches Bing search for Google
If you'd rather see Google answering the questions that stump Siri, good news: Microsoft's Bing got the boot.
September 25, 2017
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Apple's tricky iOS 11 photo tech gets a helping hand
What the heck is HEIC? It's a whiz at compressing iPhone photos, but it brings some complications. New tools can help.
October 6, 2017
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Apple's two-step authentication goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
To be replaced by two-factor authentication.
September 26, 2017
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Apple's VMI Guide shows what is and what isn't covered by the iPhone's warranty
Remember the day that the Apple iPhone 6 was released and a beaming young man from Perth appeared on live television to show off his new phone? In the rush of excitement, he opened his box only to see his brand new iPhone slide to the ground. Luckily, the phone apparently didn't suffer any damage. But had things gone differently, would the young man's new iPhone 6 been covered by the warranty?
September 1, 2017
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Apple's VR Dev Kit eGPU enclosure: The Ultimate Guide
Need help setting up and connecting a separate display on your VR eGPU Dev Kit? Our VR Dev Kit eGPU ultimate guide can help with all that and more!
August 18, 2017
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Apple, ARKit and the future of TV
Consumers and enterprise chiefs need to think about the impact of virtual experiences on traditional media channels if they want to stay relevant.
October 10, 2017
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Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking
In a legal brief filed last night, a group of several high-profile technology companies asked the Supreme Court to consider the privacy implications of warrantless law enforcement access to cellphone location data.
August 15, 2017
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Apple, Microsoft patch iOS 11 email flaw
A glitch in iOS 11 that sporadically left some Microsoft email users unable to send messages has been fixed.
October 2, 2017
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AppleCare+ for the iPhone X will cost $199
An extended warranty for your $999 smartphone won't be cheap
September 12, 2017
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aptX versus aptX HD: What's the difference?
In a world where a 3.5mm headphone jack is on the verge of extinction, aptX HD can make a difference.
October 3, 2017
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Are you addicted to RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic?!
Let's talk about RollerCoaster Tycoon.
December 22, 2016
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Are you thinking of switching your carrier?
Change can be good, as long as you've thought things through.
August 17, 2017
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ARKit's face tracking allows ZERO access to Face ID data
Worried face tracking in ARKit will give developers access to your Face ID biometric data? Well, it can't and here's why.
September 27, 2017
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Arrow Launcher Becomes Microsoft Launcher on Android Devices
A little more than two years ago, the Microsoft Garage team introduced one of their experiments/test apps for Android called Arrow Launcher.
October 5, 2017
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Arrow Launcher gets renamed to Microsoft Launcher, adds Continue on PC
The custom Android launcher market may mostly be cornered by Nova Launcher, but there certainly are other options. And for a while there, one of the better ones -- Arrow Launcher -- has been actively converting people, thanks to its unique, data-heavy approach to home screen customization.
October 5, 2017
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Ars Technica - LG latest flexible OLEDs suffer from serious quality issues
A couple of days ago we reported that Android Authority reviewed LG V30's display, which uses LGD's flexible P-OLED panels, with very positive results - saying that LGD's mobile OLEDs are highly competitive with Samsung's latest Super AMOLED displays.
September 4, 2017
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Art for data's sake -- pop-up shop takes personal information as payment
Cyber security company Kaspersky Lab has been running an interesting experiment in London with a shop that only accepts personal data as payment.
October 3, 2017
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As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices
The arrival of a new Android version isn't nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google's hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name, with "Oreo" looking like the top contender.
August 21, 2017
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ASUS commits to Android O, less bloat for the Zenfone 3 and 4 series
ASUS has promised Android 8.0 for its 2016 and 2017 phones.
August 17, 2017
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Asus just launched 6 (!) new ZenFone 4 phones with dual-cameras
Do you like dual cameras on your phones? If so, Asus has six pieces of good news for you -- in the form of six newly announced ZenFone 4 phones, each equipped with a dual camera.
August 17, 2017
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Asus leaks four new phones on its own website
Asus accidentally pushed new phone listings live on its French website this week, thereby leaking its own products. That's a bummer for the company, but good news for those of us who hate surprises. The leaks include the ZenFone 4, the ZenFone 4 Selfie, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, and the ZenFone 4 Max. I'll break down the specs for each below, along with their listing.
August 11, 2017
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ASUS unveils flagship ZenFone 4 series at global launch event
ZenFone 4 Pro leads the pack with dual cameras and Snapdragon 835.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Max: A fairly cheap way to get dual cameras
For a phone with the moniker of Max, the ZenFone 4 Max isn't quite the beast it should be.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro dual-cam comes with 2x zoom and portrait blur
Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is a pioneer in the area of smartphone zoom, and so it does not come as a surprise that its latest flagship model, the ZenFone 4 Pro, comes with a quite impressive looking dual-camera setup that offers 2x zoom capability.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is a new smartphone that costs $210
Asus has already revealed its most important lineup of smartphones in the second half of the year: the ZenFone 4 series. The company's new portfolio contains six new ZenFone 4 devices that will soon be available for purchase in various markets: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max and ZenFone 4 Max Pro.
August 23, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone AR comes to Verizon for $650
The first phone with both VR and AR capabilities has debuted on Verizon.
August 3, 2017
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Asus ZenUI 4.0 Safeguard app goes live in the Google Play Store
ZenUI, Asus's own skin for Android devices, includes many features and apps that many consider bloatware. One of the apps the goes along with ZenUI 4.0 is called Safeguard and offers users two features: SOS and Report Location.
August 23, 2017
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Asus' ZenFone AR is now available unlocked in the US
Earlier this week, Asus' ZenFone AR became available for preorder through Verizon for $648, but if you don't want to be tied down to a carrier, you can now purchase the smartphone unlocked starting at $599.
August 3, 2017
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Asus's ZenFone 4 series is now official, six new devices announced
It's fair to say that Asus' ZenFone 4 series has had a bit of a rocky launch â€" following months of delays, it debuted semi-officially with a single device limited to Russia, after which we saw mostly radio silence from the company (plus a ton of leaks). But now the entirety of the lineup has finally been made official, and things are a bit wild.
August 17, 2017
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At last, someone's taking Apple to task for, uh, not turning on iPhone FM radio chips
But what of criticism of FCC boss over hurricanes?
September 28, 2017
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At least two cheap Chinese brands caught with pre-loaded malware on their devices
It feels like we're seeing news about Android malware much more often these days, often in relation to Google's increasingly poor grip on Play Store apps' security. But more often than not that type of malware comes from third parties with no real access to users' devices.
August 1, 2017
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AT&T accidentally confirmed Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active
Just in case the pictures weren't enough
August 3, 2017
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AT&T and Sprint waive calling fees to Barcelona after deadly attack
AT&T and Sprint allow subscribers to call and text Barcelona for free.
August 18, 2017
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AT&T brings 500Mbps home Internet to cities outside its territory
AT&T's G.fast available to apartment buildings in 8 major cities
August 23, 2017
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AT&T confirms the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, forgets to provide launch details
There's no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is real and that it will make its debut in the United States pretty soon. We've been able to learn everything there is to know about the rugged smartphone, but not when it will be launched.
August 2, 2017
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AT&T is adding a spam filter for phone calls
Today, AT&T introduced a new service for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed AT&T Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed to be sources of fraud, and will either deliver those calls with a warning or block them outright. Users can whitelist specific numbers, although temporary blocks require downloading a separate Call Protect app.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T launches spam filter for smartphones at network level with AT&T Call Protect
On Wednesday, AT&T unveiled a new 'spam filter' for calls on its network for users of the HD Voice service. AT&T Call Protect aims to stop unwanted calls, such as spam or fraud, at network level, without ever reaching the customers' smartphone.
December 22, 2016
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AT&T Launching new Tool to Let some Wireless Customers Block Robocalls some of the Time
Spam robocalls suck and everyone hates them. they are a digitally-generated scourge on modern society, a small yet omnipresent annoyance met with universal derision. So AT&T's wireless customers will likely be happy to see their carrier taking steps today to let customers block the unwanted calls – but there are a couple of big catches.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free
Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T pushes big new update to Galaxy S8 and S8+, here is what's changed
A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners that purchased their device from AT&T. Coming in at about 490MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQEF, or G955USQU1AQEF for the S8+.
August 22, 2017
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AT&T pushes new update to LG V20, see what's changed
A new software upgrade is hitting AT&T LG V20 units across the States. Weighing in at the hefty 1.01GB, the update should bump the software version of the 2016 phablet to H91010P.
October 6, 2017
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AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Surprisingly, AT&T and Samsung have decided that the Galaxy J3 (2016) should be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Why is that surprising? Well, Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone back in January 2016, so in just a few months the device will celebrate two years since market release.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T unveils network-level robocall blocking, call spam warnings
Call blocking works on iPhones and some Android phones for postpaid customers.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch
AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.
August 29, 2017
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AT&T's refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is recalled due to counterfeit batteries
Memories of last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls will resurface once you hear the story about the AT&T refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 10,200 units of this refurbished phone had to be voluntarily recalled through the FedEx Supply Chain. These units were shipped to consumers by Federal Express from December 2016 through April of this year to replace units that the carrier's device replacement insurance agreed to replace.
August 17, 2017
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AT&T's sales numbers for the quarter suggest iPhone 8 sales are not beating any records
AT&T has reported slower sales and 900,000 fewer smartphone upgrades for the past quarter, which includes more than a week of iPhone availability.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon waiving fees for those affected by CA wildfires
Here are all the details on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon's data overage waivers for customers affected by the Northern California wildfires.
October 12, 2017
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Atari brings gaming classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to Android and iOS
Let's just get one thing out of the way: this isn't the first time that Atari has brought RollerCoaster Tycoon to mobile devices. However, previous attempts haven't been entirely successful, as the company went a bit overboard on the in-app purchases, rather sucking the joy out of the game.
December 22, 2016
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Augmented reality on the iPhone isn't Apple's endgame, it's a means to an end
Apple CEO Tim Cook's fondness for augmented reality is far from a secret -- he's discussed the subject at length numerous times, calling it things like "a big idea, like the smartphone." And most of this hype talk has been happening only in the past year or so -- so it's no coincidence that the upcoming release of iOS 11 will also mark the company's official entrance into the world of AR.
August 11, 2017
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August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices
A bit later than expected, Google released the factory images and OTA files for the August security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices.
August 7, 2017
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Australians still buy 100,000 feature phones a quarter
Android takes market share crown, but ~5% of buyers don't care for smartphones
August 28, 2017
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Audio distortion on the Google Pixel: what you need to know
The good news is your Pixel isn't broken.
December 21, 2016
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AUKEY 20000mAh 3.4A Dual USB Lightning and Micro AiPower Portable Charger
This power pack is heavier than most, but it packs a wallop. Its probably not something one might carry in a purse or a travel bag, but is great for a permanent spot in a car's glove compartment or stowed-away in checked baggage for use on the other side of a plane ride.
December 19, 2016
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Baby in China gets named after hit mobile video game
What's your opinion of people who name their kids after celebrities or movie characters? Do you find it weird? Appalling? Funny? Or perhaps inspirational? If your answer is close to the first two options, you might want to mentally prepare for this news before reading on.
September 6, 2017
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Baidu puts open source deep learning into smartphones
Computer vision, deep learning, and the camera in your phone
September 26, 2017
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Bandai Namco reveals Dragon Ball FighterZ's story mode, CollectorZ Edition, and more
Bandai Namco had quite a lot of information to share during gamescom regarding its upcoming fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game's brand new trailer is seen above, where we get to see the first gameplay footage of the recently revealed characters Piccolo and Krillin, as well get introduced to a couple of brand new figures that are joining the roster.
August 22, 2017
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Battle of the budget champions: Moto G5 or Nokia 3?
Despite being nowhere near the top-tier class of phones, a few handsets still stirred emotion and drama this year, as they were flying towards the store shelves and the anxious hands of reviewers. Those are Motorola's budget G and E series phones, and Nokia's new offerings.
August 7, 2017
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Beautiful FullVision and Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the LG V30, LG G6, Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+
Shortly after the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the high resolutions and aspect ratios of LG's and Samsung's so-called FullVision and Infinity Displays.
September 5, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "What time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by "every now and again", we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.
August 29, 2017
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Behold The Pixel 2, Google's New Flagship Android Phone
The first Google Pixel was a remarkable device. Nobody ever gets their first phone right, but Google did. Thanks to a spectacular camera, a pure take on Android, and the brand-new Google Assistant, the first true Google Phone immediately claimed a place at the top of the smartphone pile.
October 4, 2017
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Behold, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10!
Porsche Design and Huawei's latest partnership makes the iPhone X look positively affordable.
October 16, 2017
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Bell Mobility takes a first step in replacing SMS in Canada
Bell has launched its version of the RCS standard for Galaxy S8 users.
August 30, 2017
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Benchmarking Firm Says Apple Isn't Slowing Down Your Old iPhone
When you get a new phone, it seems blazing fast and fun to use. A year or two later, probably not so much. Is that actually because the phone is slower, or have your standards just increased? Apple in particular has been accused of callously damaging performance of older iPhones with new software updates to gently "encourage" upgrades. But benchmarking firm Futuremark says it's all in our heads.
October 11, 2017
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Benchmarks contradict 'Apple slowed down my iPhone' claims
It's a refrain we all hear every year around September: "I swear, whenever they release a new iPhone, Apple makes all the old ones run worse to make you upgrade." But thousands of performance tests conducted over the years by Futuremark users show that the conspiracy is mostly in your mind.
October 6, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is a big deal on its own, but it's even better with some fantastic accessories. Here are some of the best you can find!
October 5, 2017
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Best accessories for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro
So, you're getting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but like getting a new puppy, you can't just go home with it: You gotta get some toys, too!
September 12, 2017
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Best Accessories for the LG G6
Get the most out of your LG G6 with these great accessories!
August 29, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Moto Z2 Force
Get the most out of your Moto Z2 Force with some great accessories!
August 14, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ... So far
These are the best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
August 23, 2017
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Best Android launchers of 2017
Ah, the joy of Android home screen replacements. Launchers. Custom icon packs. Custom themes. Countless settings to fiddle with and fine-tune. Endless possibilities for customization.
October 10, 2017
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Best Android Phone for Kids
The time has come. You've decided your kid needs a phone. These are their best options!
August 15, 2017
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Best Android Phone With Removable Battery
 
September 6, 2017
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Best Android Phones of 2017
 
August 30, 2017
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Best Android Phones with Expandable Storage
 
October 10, 2017
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Best Apple Pencil Accessories
The Apple Pencil is a fabulous drawing tool in its own right, but you can make it even better with these accessories and cases.
October 10, 2017
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Best apps for first-time iPhone owners
Getting started with your first iPhone is an amazing experience, especially when you have all the right apps.
September 14, 2017
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Best apps that let you edit Portrait Mode photos in iOS 11
Want to edit the depth effect of your Portrait Mode photos? There are some awesome new apps in iOS 11 that let you do so!
October 2, 2017
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Best apps to download on a new Android phone
These are the apps you should immediately download on your new Android phone!
December 29, 2016
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Best apps to keep you safe at night
Keep yourself safe and protected while you're walking home at night, partying with pals, or traveling the world with these handy apps.
August 15, 2017
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Best apps you can use with the Files app on iPhone and iPad
Manage all your files management services in the Files app with this great apps!
September 29, 2017
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Best AT&T Phones
What are the best phones you can buy at AT&T right now?
October 9, 2017
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Best Battery Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8
Double up your Galaxy S8's battery life with protective and functional battery case!
October 11, 2017
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Best BlackBerry Phone
 
September 14, 2017
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Best "bezel-less" phones (Fall 2017)
Call them bezel-less phones, all screen phones, ones with edge-to-edge displays, or simply small bezel phones, they are the future and they here to stay.
September 4, 2017
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Best Boost Mobile Phones
The best phones currently offered by Boost Mobile.
August 8, 2017
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Best Car Chargers for Google Pixel
Keep your Pixel charged while out on the road. Here are our favorite USB-C car chargers.
August 16, 2017
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Best Car Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
What's the best way to keep your Galaxy Note 8 charged in your car?
September 7, 2017
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Best Cases for LG G6
What are the best cases for the LG G6?
August 18, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto E4
The Moto E4 may be cheap, but it still needs to be protected. Here are the best cases you can buy right now.
August 22, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto Z2 Force
Keep your Moto Z2 Force protected with these stylish cases!
August 8, 2017
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Best Cases for the Blu Advance 5.0
Get a quality case for your Blu Advance 5.0.
December 28, 2016
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Best Cases for the Galaxy Note 8 ... So far
There are a ton of great case options for the Note 8 already available.
August 25, 2017
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Best Cases for the LG V30
What are the best cases for the LG V30 so far?
September 6, 2017
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Best Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, so if you want to keep it pristine, grab a case!
August 21, 2017
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Best Cheap Android Phones of 2017
 
August 28, 2017
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Best Clear Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Show off your Note 8's design while keeping it safe with a quality clear case.
September 12, 2017
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Best Couch to 5K apps
Get off the couch and running with the help of a 5K training app!
August 14, 2017
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Best document scanning apps for iPhone
Go paperless with these awesome apps for scanning documents on iPhone!
August 29, 2017
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Best Dual-SIM Android Phone
 
August 14, 2017
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Best fantasy football apps for Android
Football season is back, baby!
August 25, 2017
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Best free Android games of 2017
Here's our roundup of the very best free Android games available in the Google Play Store right now.
October 9, 2017
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Best gimbal and steadicam stabilizers (for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy)
What is the best stabilizing gimbal or a steadicam system for your phone?
August 25, 2017
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Best Gimbals for iPhone to Stabilize your Videos
These are the best iPhone gimbals we've found for stabilizing your iPhone videography.
September 26, 2017
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Best Google Pixel 2 Accessories
What are the best accessories for the Google Pixel 2?
October 6, 2017
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Best Google Pixel 2 Cases
Enhance the funky look of your Google Pixel 2 with the right case!
October 5, 2017
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Best HTC Phones
HTC may be an underdog in the smartphone world, but it's still making some of the best handsets on the market.
August 2, 2017
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Best iPhone 6/6s camera lenses: Add-on lenses to help you take the ideal photo
The price range, quality, and diversity of add-on lenses for iPhones is enormous. But you may have to buy into one ecosystem.
August 14, 2017
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Best iPhone games
Hours of entertainment are just a download away! Check out these excellent iPhone games.
September 27, 2017
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Best iPhone Stabilizers and Tripods for Buttery-smooth Video
How do you keep your iPhone video smooth, steady, and professional? With a stabilizer and tripod!
October 13, 2017
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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you
So you know you want an iPhone--but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.
August 11, 2017
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Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
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Best launchers for theming your Android phone
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best leak yet of Pixel 2 XL's front shows front-facing speakers, new launcher layout
Well this is a nice development.
October 2, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for iPhone 8
What are the best leather cases for the iPhone 7? Here are a couple of our favorites!
October 9, 2017
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Best Lightning Accessories for iPad and iPhone
The Lightning connector is necessary for charging an iPad and iPhone, but it can also be used to connect to microSD cards, flash drives, TVs, Ethernet, and more. We've compiled a list of the best accessories, add-ons, and adapters for Apple Lightning connector.
August 18, 2017
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Best manual camera apps for iPhone
What if you want to manually adjust focus, white balance, or ISO on your iPhone? Shoot in RAW or just with the iPhone 7 telephoto lens? Easy, get one of these great camera apps!
October 10, 2017
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Best microSD Cards for the Moto G5 Plus
Which microSD card is best for the Moto G5 Plus? Well, it depends what you need...
October 11, 2017
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Best microSD Cards For Samsung Galaxy Note 8
What's the best microSD card to use with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
September 4, 2017
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Best MicroSD Cards for the BlackBerry KEYone
Double your KEYone's storage "or more" with these reliable microSD cards!
August 3, 2017
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Best Microsoft apps for Android
Microsoft apps have come a long way on Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best mid-range "$400 flagship" phones (Fall 2017)
The new "$400 flagship" category sounds a bit funny, but it is kind of real. These days, you can get a phone with flagship-grade look, feel and sometimes even performance for just $400. We put "$400 flagship" in quotes, of course, because there are some reasons why this new tier of phones with the same grade of specs as more premium phones still can't compete on the very same level.
August 28, 2017
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Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party
Phones can bring the family together!
December 21, 2016
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (October, 2017)
Another month rolled out, and what a month it was! September is behind our backs and so are the announcements of the new iPhones, the LG V30, the Galaxy Note 8, and other cool and nifty gadgets.
October 2, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (September, 2017)
Heya, guys! Just like that, Summer is almost over as we are already rolling into September. But hey, at least us smartphone fans have something to look forward to -- Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, LG's V30, and Sony's new Xperia XZ1 will be hitting store shelves soon and let's not forget that Apple is about to unveil the mysterious iPhone 8 in just 8 days!
September 4, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early August, 2017)
A new week begins and a dive into the app stores we take, sifting through the hundreds of new apps, looking for the precious few that deserve our attention.
August 7, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games of the month
September brought us not only the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it also brought a ton of great new games for iPhones and Android devices.
October 2, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games of the month
IFA 2017 is in full swing, which means that we are bombarded with new devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and Sony's Xperia XZ1, all of which running the powerful Snapdragon 835 and just perfect for gamers.
September 1, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early August 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
August 4, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (early August 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
August 4, 2017
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Best NFL 2017 fantasy football apps for iPhone
Download these apps to keep track of your fantasy teams!
August 30, 2017
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Best OnePlus Phone
 
August 7, 2017
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Best Phones to use with Mint SIM
When buying an unlocked phone to use with a prepaid carrier, our recommendation is unchanged from our overall best Android phone pick: it's the Google Pixel. Google's first own-branded phone is absolutely hit, from its understated hardware design to its lightning fast performance, full-day battery life and of course its top-of-the-line camera.
March 17, 2017
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Best photo backup services for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Backing up photos is important for ensuring you keep your memories safe from things like lost or stolen devices and software crashes. These are the best backup services for taking care of your photographs!
August 30, 2017
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Best paid apps for iPhone
Is this app worth my money? These ones definitely are!
September 26, 2017
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Best Password Manager For Android
 
September 25, 2017
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Best Places To Buy A Refurbished Phone
Phones are expensive, but they don't have to be that expensive.
August 4, 2017
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Best Places to Buy a Used Phone
Buying a used phone doesn't have to be overly complicated or stressful.
August 7, 2017
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Best Pokemon Go gym defenders and strategies to get coins and earn badges fast
Pokemon Go has unleashed a whole new Gym system and these are the Pokemon you want to evolve and power up to defend them!
August 28, 2017
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Best remote control apps for Android (2017)
A few years ago, it seemed as though smartphones with IR blasters were the way to go. In an ever increasingly smarter and interconnected world, it would only make sense for us to be able to control pretty much everything from the pocket computers that we carry on us everywhere.
October 12, 2017
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Best Rugged Android Phone
 
August 23, 2017
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Best rugged cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the hottest Android phones out there, but also: a pricey investment. With a starting price of an exorbitant $930, the Note 8 is worth protecting and protecting well.
August 28, 2017
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Best Samsung Phones
If you're into Android, a Samsung phone is probably on your list. Here's what to consider.
September 12, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for iPhone 7 Plus
What's the best screen protector for iPhone 7 Plus? Check out our picks!
August 28, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for the Galaxy Note 8 ... So Far
What are the best screen protectors for keeping my Galaxy Note 8 scratch-free?
September 1, 2017
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Best shooter games for Android
Spill some blood with the best Android shooters currently on the market.
August 16, 2017
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Best Smart Locks
Upgrade your door lock to make home security a little more convenient! Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.
September 5, 2017
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Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8, LG G6, Xperia XZ1
"I wish I had my iPhone on me to post this on Instagram" -- this is what Sir Isaac Newton must have thought to himself when in 1672 he discovered that white light splits into rays of different colors after passing through a glass prism. Or maybe he didn't, we can't be entirely sure. One thing is certain, though: the iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera ever put on an iPhone.
October 4, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for the Moto E4
The Moto E4 may not be an expensive phone, but it's still worth a lot to you. Make sure its screen stays scuff-free!
August 16, 2017
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Best thin and light cases for Galaxy Note 8
If you are looking for a thin and light Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case, this is the right place: we have selected the best choices out there that provide adequate protection for the Note 8 without adding bulk to an already big phone.
August 29, 2017
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Best tips for wrangling Bixby to get it to do what you want
Getting Bixby Voice to do what you want can be pesky, but these tips can help.
August 17, 2017
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Best Ultra Thin Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Keep your Note 8 protected without adding too much bulk!
September 25, 2017
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Best Ultra-thin Cases for iPhone 7
What are the best ultra-thin cases for the iPhone 7? These are the early winners!
August 8, 2017
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Best unlimited wireless plan? New Verizon versus T-Mobile versus Sprint versus AT&T offers compared
It was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, and Verizon limiting its "unlimited" option a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers, and some recent network speed tests would tell you.
August 23, 2017
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Best Wall Chargers if you Own Multiple iPhones or iPads
Don't wait to charge your devices one-by-one, charge them all at once with these great wall chargers
August 16, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for the Galaxy S8
Cut down on your pocket carry with a sleek wallet case for your Galaxy S8!
September 28, 2017
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Best ways to secure and unlock your Galaxy Note 8
Any method that keeps your Note 8 locked is a good way, but some are better than others.
September 29, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (so far)
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all support the Qi standard wireless charging. That means preexisting chargers work with iPhone right away!
September 12, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for LG V30
What's the best charging pad for LG V30?
October 10, 2017
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Bill Gates says he has switched to an Android smartphone, but which one?
Which smartphone platform is better? There is certainly room for debate on the matter (though such debates often devolve into the opposing sides simply hurling insults at one another) but it's fun to occasionally hear the preferences of someone a bit more visible in the public's eye than a random stranger on the internet.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates switches to Android, because who wants to use Windows 10 Mobile anymore?
I have to admit that when I wrote the April Fools piece Bill Gates loves his new iPhone 5s, can now beat Bono at Candy Crush a few years ago, I did not expect the former Microsoft CEO to actually abandon Windows Phone for a rival platform. But, it happened -- though I was only half right.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates Uses An Android Phone Now
As if you needed yet another reminder that Microsoft's attempt to reassert itself in the smartphone market weren't going all that well, here it is. Bill Gates is now using an Android device.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates' new smartphone? Hint: it's not an iPhone
Bill Gates says he's recently switched to an Android phone, but with lots of Microsoft software.
September 26, 2017
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Bixby Voice might finally be getting a worldwide release soon
Bixby, Samsung's not-so-new-anymore virtual assistant, has had a recent past that can only be described as "rocky." Back when it was launched, it came without voice recognition capabilities. Those were later added in via an update, but only in South Korea -- U.S. users had to wait for more than a month after that, and the end result of that wait had its fair share of problems.
August 11, 2017
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Bixby wants to be a lawyer: the story of a virtual assistant that doesn't shut up in court
Two weeks ago, Samsung finally launched its Bixby Voice service, which was reaching a point of being "highly anticipated", if only so we could see if it's as awesome as Sammy implied it would be. Community response is generally mixed -- sure, Bixby can access tons of system settings and pretty much allows you to control your phone with your voice, which is cool. It's a bit slow, but still cool.
August 2, 2017
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Bixby: Everything you need to know!
What is Samsung Bixby? Get started here!
August 23, 2017
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Black and gold Note 8 placeholders already posted on a carrier website
Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but carriers are already stocking up on the Galaxy Note 8, and prepping their websites for the big commercial launch. Sometimes they also inadvertently post those website updates before the due date next Wednesday, and Orange Romania had just such a moment.
August 18, 2017
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Black is your favorite OnePlus 5 color
About a week ago, OnePlus unveiled a brand new color of its popular OnePlus 5 phone: it calls it "soft gold" and it's the only OnePlus 5 with a white finish on the front. Right there and then, we thought we'd ask you: which of the three currently available colors do you like best?
August 16, 2017
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BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets
Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. a BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:
March 17, 2017
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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue
BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue, but CEO John Chen says the company is turning the corner
December 20, 2016
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BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset
Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL under the BlackBerry Mobile brand, the Motion packs a 5.5-inch screen and running on a Snapdragon 625 SoC platform.
October 9, 2017
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BlackBerry has been revived, does it give hope to Windows phone fans?
If you want to talk to fans of slowing platforms, our pals at CrackBerry should be first on the list.
August 1, 2017
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BlackBerry has outstanding second quarter earnings report led by licensing and software
Sure, BlackBerry no longer manufacturers smartphones, but its licensing and software divisions are running on all cylinders. In fact, it makes you wonder why BlackBerry didn't give up manufacturing smartphones earlier.
September 29, 2017
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BlackBerry in talks to license its version of Android called "BlackBerry Secure"
According to a report published today, BlackBerry has started the second phase of its licensing strategy. The first part was to sign licensing deals that allow other companies like TCL to design, produce, deliver and promote BlackBerry handsets. Under this plan, BlackBerry provides the software for phones like the DTEK60 and the BlackBerry KEYone while TCL handles the hardware.
August 23, 2017
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BlackBerry is on the road to recovery
Rumors of BlackBerry's death may have been somewhat premature. The company just revealed its latest financial results, showing significant profits.
September 29, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone 'Black Edition' goes worldwide, bringing bumped specs and a higher price
The black BlackBerry is going global.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition stars in new official video
Yesterday, BlackBerry Mobile announced that it is expanding distribution of the Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone starting at the end of this month. Besides having a matte black finish that quickens the pulse of the average smartphone fan, the Black Edition of the KEYone gets a bump up in specs from 3GB of RAM to 4GB, and to 64GB of native storage from 32GB.
September 1, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone combines with Android Auto to keep your eyes on the road
When you have the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in a car's cockpit with you, it requires some will power to keep your eyes off of the dynamic looking black-hued handset, and to keep them on the road where they belong. No, we get it. The gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard looks even more stunning in black. Heck, even those famous BlackBerry frets are covered in black.
September 4, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black comes exclusively to AT&T in the U.S.
The all black Blackberry KEYOne will soon be available for AT&T customers.
August 23, 2017
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Blackberry KEYone makes a dark entry in India
It hasn't been long since the Black edition of BlackBerry's KEYone smartphone made its first appearance on the internet. Today, the company has made it official; the 'Limited Edition' Black variant is real, and it will be exclusive to India.
August 1, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone screen gets torture-tested again: does it still fall off?
If you follow tech, you probably know of YouTuber JerryRigEverything. He has this elaborate torture test, which he runs every new smartphone through -- scratches, bends, and burns -- and reports on his results honestly and consistently.
August 18, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone to receive update to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Owners of the BlackBerry KEYone have to be feeling pretty good right now. After all, they own a smartphone with a fabulous looking physical QWERTY keyboard, and a tremendous battery life. The phone's first and last name is productivity and its middle name is security. And during IFA 2017 next month in Berlin, we expect BlackBerry to announce that its Limited Edition Black KEYone will be available in the U.S.
August 22, 2017
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BlackBerry Launches KEYone Black Edition: All-Black, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB NAND
TCL's BlackBerry Mobile imprint has introduced a revamped BlackBerry KEYone smartphone at IFA trade show last week. The new KEYone Black Edition comes in all-black chassis and has more DRAM and storage space than the original KEYone model introduced at MWC earlier this year. The product will be available in multiple countries, but the U.S. is currently not listed among them.
September 6, 2017
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BlackBerry makes Samsung Galaxy smartphones even more secure with new SecuSUITE features
Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up to improved the security of Galaxy smartphones a long time ago. Today, both companies announced their partnership is going deeper with the addition of SecuVOICE in Samsung Knox.
October 10, 2017
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BlackBerry may begin licensing its Android software to other manufacturers
BlackBerry is devising a new way to make some much-needed cash.
August 25, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion dumps physical keyboard for a huge battery, water resistance
But you probably still don't want one.
October 9, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter
BlackBerry used to rule the smartphone space, but then the iPhone came out. execs deemed the iPhone a "toy" and a "fad," but that fad eventually drove the company to revamp its product lineup. It was too late, though. BlackBerry , but it's not done with smartphones. It's making a go of things with Android, and it looks like a new full-touch-screen BlackBerry Android phone is on the way. A posting from serial leaker Evan Blass has revealed the BlackBerry Motion.
October 6, 2017
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BlackBerry reveals slim profits as Dolby-isation of brand marches on
Announces licensing scheme for smartphone features
September 28, 2017
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BlackBerry updates BBM for Android and iOS with new sticker shop, refined chat screen, more
Shortly after announcing that it's splitting BBM into three separate services, BlackBerry released a new version of its messaging app. The new version of BBM Messenger is available for both Android and iOS devices starting today, so if you're still using it, then you should check for it in Google Play and App Store.
September 6, 2017
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BlackBerry will unveil full-touchscreen smartphone soon
BlackBerry could be set for a sensational return to the world of business smartphones, according to parent company TCL.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry's KeyOne gets a brooding black paint job
The KeyOne Black Edition is mostly identical to the existing phone, but beefs up the memory and storage.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry's new Motion will move you neither to tears of joy nor sadness
It's an Android with a few frills and BBM. Fine
October 10, 2017
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BlackBerry's upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked
Krypton is coming
October 5, 2017
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Blizzard Launches Battle.Net App For iOS And Android
New mobile app brings chat and the ability to accept or reject friend requests to your phone.
September 28, 2017
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Bloomberg: this is why the iPhone 8/Plus come at a higher price
The research arm of IHS, with its rich connection among smartphone suppliers in China, is probably the most credible name when it comes to bill of materials (BOM) calculations, or, simply, how much does a phone cost to make. This is why Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a well-versed Apple analyst, cites the latest IHS Markit breakdown of the iPhone 8's BOM when determining if Apple is still making the same money out of an iPhone as before.
September 26, 2017
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Blu Vivo 8 offers a metal body, Android Nougat and other nice features for under $300
If you're in need of a new unlocked Android smartphone that doesn't cost too much but still offers a nice set of specs, perhaps you'll be interested in the Blu Vivo 8, officially announced today.
August 30, 2017
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Blu, Amazon Tussle Over Smartphone Privacy Issues
And it seems Amazon won't put up with that. The online retailer has pulled devices made by Blu, a Florida-based company, from its virtual shelves. "We recently learned of a potential security issue on select BLU phones, some of which are sold on Amazon.com," a company spokesperson told Tom's Hardware. "
August 1, 2017
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Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother
If you're in the market for a new smartphone that's around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they've ever been before.
March 17, 2017
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Bluetooth 5 and the HTC U11: You had it all along
Support for Bluetooth 5 requires hardware and software. We've had the hardware support since day one.
August 11, 2017
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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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BOE to ship its first flexible OLEDs (5.5-inch) to Huawei
Last month we reported that BOE aims to start producing flexible OLEDs at its new 6-Gen B7 fab in Chengdu by the end of October 2017. A new report from Korea's ETNews sheds some more light about BOE's plans.
October 10, 2017
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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone
When data disappeared, everyone knew exactly where to point the finger
August 25, 2017
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Boost Mobile Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know!
See what Boost Mobile has to offer!
August 4, 2017
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Bootloop-affected LG G4 and V10 owners are suing LG in class-action lawsuit
Fortunately, bootloops are a relatively rare occurrence unless you tinker with your software... or you own an LG G4 or LG V10. Bootloops were a notorious problem for these phones and at the beginning of 2016, LG acknowledged the defect and offered repairs and replacements.
March 17, 2017
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Both the 5.77" Galaxy S9 and 6.22" S9+ reported to come with in-cell touch displays
In a disappointing news for third-party suppliers, Samsung has allegedly opted to produce an in-cell touch solution for both Galaxy S9 models next year on its own. Dubbed Y-OCTA, the flexible OLED technology integrates the touch layer in the screen panel itself, thus slimming it down, and reducing production costs by the whopping 30%.
August 2, 2017
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Brace Your Wallets for a $1,000 iPhone 8
One of my favorite tweets on Twitter dot com, a den of Nazis also beloved by cool socialists and wrestling fans for some reason, says something like "some people are just begging to have their wealth redistributed." Well it might be time to add a new group of people to that list: iPhone 8 owners.
August 25, 2017
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Bright Black Huawei P10 Plus with glossy finish is now official
When the Huawei P10 Plus launched earlier this year, the handset was offered in Arctic White, Prestige Gold, Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold and Moonlight Silver. This morning, a new color option has been introduced called "Bright Black," based on Google Translate. Unlike the matte finish on the Graphite Black variant of the P10 Plus, Bright Black gives the device a glossy look.
August 14, 2017
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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops
Rabbani found guilty, vows to appeal after resisting demand for iPhone, laptop passcodes
September 25, 2017
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BTW, the Pixel 2 won't even come with free headphones
Don't expect any sort of wired headphones in the box with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Or a headphone jack.
October 4, 2017
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Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent
It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.
August 18, 2017
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Budget versus Mid-range versus Premium: Exploring the different phone categories
The budget and mid-range phone space is full of great phones, so does that make you less likely to buy a flagship?
August 4, 2017
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Buttery smooth: Sharp phone with 120 Hz display compared to Galaxy S8
This year, we saw the first mobile devices with 120 Hz display refresh rates -- they were the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Pro 12.9. That's double the usual 60 Hz refresh rate that's out on most devices. What does it translate to? Smoother animations and a perception of a faster, more accurate response to the user's touch inputs.
October 10, 2017
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By the end of 2017, Apple Pay should be running in Sweden, Finland, UAE and Denmark?
Since Apple does get a small percentage out of each credit card transaction that is paid for using mobile payment service Apple Pay, this provides the company with the easiest money that it will ever make. On Tuesday, Apple held a conference call after reporting that it had topped estimates during its fiscal Q3 report by announcing that it had sold 41.3 million units iPhone units during the third fiscal quarter.
August 2, 2017
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Cambridge Consultants have developed a drone that delivers into your hands
Cambridge Consultants is developing DelivAir, its take on the drone delivery systems that are becoming increasingly common.
October 4, 2017
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Can apps steal your passwords? What you need to know!
Phishing attacks can theoretically come from apps as well as messages and websites. It's been the subject of industry discussion for a long, long time. Now, it's in the spotlight again.
October 10, 2017
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Can I use a Galaxy S8 on MetroPCS?
Yes, you can most certainly use your Samsung Galaxy S8 on MetroPCS.
August 9, 2017
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Can I use a Google Pixel on MetroPCS?
The short answer is yes -- you can use a Google Pixel on MetroPCS
August 9, 2017
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Can I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 on MetroPCS?
Want to use your Samsung Galaxy S7 on MetroPCS? No problem!
August 31, 2017
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Can the Note 8 out-iPhone the iPhone 8?
The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's best phone ever, but can it compete with the upcoming iPhone 8?
August 29, 2017
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Can you pick a name for the iPhone X successor? (results)
We asked you last week what do you think the iPhone X successor name will be, and 42% of our 1879 respondents went with the "something else" category, which, judging from the bulk of comments, likely denotes an "iPhone Xs" answer, as Apple has traditionally marked the mid-cycle upgrades with "s" in the title. There was no iPhone 7s, though, and the iPhone X line is anything but ordinary, so the next most popular pick was iPhone XI, followed by iPhone 11. The iPhone Y title comes in last, making the switch from Roman numerals to letter highly unlikely in your opinion.
September 25, 2017
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
August 16, 2017
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.
August 16, 2017
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Capcom resurrects Puzzle Fighter, coming to iOS and Android
Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo or Puzzle Fighter as it more commonly referred to was released a little over two decades ago. The game featured popular characters from the firm's Street Fighter Alpha and Darkstalkers titles and was a simple puzzle game, a stark departure from the popular fighting games the firm was known for.
August 31, 2017
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Carrier or unlocked: Which Galaxy S8 should you buy?
There are advantages and disadvantages to buying an unlocked phone. Which do you prefer?
August 2, 2017
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Caseology's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X cases are here: protection is priority
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are here and the thin-bezelled iPhone X will be available soon enough. We get wireless charging and glass backs... which easily translates not only to a nice new shiny look, but also a bit of a slippery grip and an expensive crack to repair.
September 27, 2017
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CAT launches two super rugged smartphones, "built to survive"
CAT today at IFA announced a duo of smartphones designed to withstand tortures that most people could not even imagine. Meet the S31 and S41, CAT's new ultra-durable, rugged midrangers.
August 31, 2017
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Cat Quest Review: A wildly entertaining RPG that is nearly 'purr-fect'!
Cat Quest puts its best paw forward and falls just short of brilliance.
August 18, 2017
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Celebs' phone numbers and e-mail addresses exposed in active Instagram hack
Hackers exploited app bug, then advertised data in underground forums, researchers say.
August 31, 2017
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Charts, graphs, and pies: here are the best chart-making apps for iPhone and Android
Nowadays, charts and graphs are used quite often -- for a homework assignment, for a study, for any sort of data presentation, you want to have a nice visual representation of whatever it is you are working on. And, being the awesome supercomputers that they are, our smartphones have a bunch of apps that can help out with making a pretty chart with little effort!
August 1, 2017
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Cheap Coolpad Splatter is the newest unlocked Android Nougat phone released in the US
Coolpad, which you may know as the maker of various affordable smartphones sold via T-Mobile, this week released a new Android handset that's being offered unlocked in the US. Called Coolpad Splatter, the new phone can be bought from Amazon for $139.99.
August 23, 2017
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Cheap LG K20 now available on AT&T
AT&T recently started selling the LG K20, a new smartphone that offers decent features without costing more than $120. Customers can buy the handset for $119.99 outright, or $4.00 per month with a 30-month installment agreement.
August 28, 2017
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Cheapest phone plans from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint
We help you avoid all the fine print and tedium that comes with choosing a phone plan.
August 25, 2017
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Check Out the Galaxy Note8's Exclusive S Pen-Inspired Ring and Notification Tones
Don't be surprised if, the next time you're with friends and they receive a call on their Galaxy Note8, you find yourself asking them to pump up the volume.
October 16, 2017
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Check out the pricing of Note 8's best official cases and accessories
As always, Samsung has put a special care to equip its new Galaxy Note 8 phone with a satellite planet full of accessories - from official cases to chargers and anything in-between. There are in fact a few grand surprises and new wrapping series, plus the sheer fact that the Note 8 has a dual rear camera and Infinity Display changes the casing paradigm from its predecessors.
August 23, 2017
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Check out these sweet Oreo-themed wallpapers, available in resolutions beyond 4K UHD!
Android O is finally official, and we think the licensing deal that Google struck with Oreo for the latest revision of its ubiquitous mobile OS was right on point. We mean... what, oatmeal cookie? Orellette? Come on.
August 25, 2017
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Check out Verizon's cool video for the Asus ZenFone AR
Last night, we told you that Verizon had started accepting pre-orders for the one handset that handles both AR and VR capabilities. We're talking of course, about the Asus ZenFone AR. Big Red has posted a video showing off the phone and it starts by saying that "A world exists between what's real and what's imaginary." The video, which you can view by clicking it at the top of this story, shows a world where you can "play more," and make up imaginary worlds allowing you to "explore more."
August 3, 2017
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Check Your AirDrop Settings If You Don't Want To Receive Pics Of Strangers' Genitals
The iPhone's AirDrop functionality is convenient, allowing users to quickly transfer files between devices. At the same time, a small number of perverts and pranksters are apparently taking advantage of AirDrop to share photos of their "junk" with complete strangers.
August 14, 2017
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Chime in: How do you use your Windows phone today?
Windows phone has a place in many of our hearts, but there are people out there who continue to rely on Microsoft's mobile OS. We're intrigued in learning what you do with your Windows mobile device today.
August 4, 2017
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Chime in: How many apps will it take to fill Windows 10 Mobile's app gap?
When it comes to Windows 10 Mobile, there is a definite "app gap." Can it ever be overcome?
September 27, 2017
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Chime in: Share your tips for switching from Windows phone to Android
Made the switch to Android? Let us know how you did it for those who are still on the fence.
October 10, 2017
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Chime in: Share your vision of the perfect Surface phone
Hoping and wishing is all part of the fun when it comes to talking about the Surface phone, so what are you hoping Microsoft will do?
August 23, 2017
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Chime in: Switching from a Windows phone to iOS and iPhone
Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft's phone efforts in general are sad these days, and even Windows phone diehards are making the switch to other platforms, including Apple's iOS. Whether you're considering a switch or have already made the leap, we want to hear from you in our forums.
August 14, 2017
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Chime in: What's the best way to fix a cracked Windows phone screen?
Accidents happen. Should you drop your phone and damage the screen, there are a few options available to you for fixes
August 18, 2017
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Chime in: Will you ever give up on Windows phones?
Windows 10 Mobile is in a bad place, but we know lots of our readers remain loyal. We're also wondering what it would take for you to finally give up on your Windows phone.
September 12, 2017
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Chime in: Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update on IDOL 4S and Elite x3
How is the Creators Update working for you on the IDOL 4S, Elite x3 and Lumia 950?
September 6, 2017
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China blocks WhatsApp
China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to The New York Times. Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos. Now, even text messages are completely blocked, according to Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Symbolic Software, a Paris-based research firm that also monitors digital censorship in China.
September 25, 2017
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China cools on Apple's high-priced iBling
What now?
October 2, 2017
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Chinese government blocks WhatsApp chat service
Facebook might have to lower its billion-user tally now that its encrypted text-messaging service is reportedly no longer available in China.
September 25, 2017
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Chinese smartphone cable-maker chucks sueball at Apple
Asks for 12 pence for 'unfair competition'
September 1, 2017
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Chrome 61 for Android released, here is what's new
The Android version of Chrome has just been updated with a couple of new features. After making its debut on Windows, Mac, and Linux earlier this week, Chrome 61 will be rolled out to Android devices in the coming weeks.
September 6, 2017
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Cinnac is a Tinder-style photo rating app that helps you discover your best photos
If you have trouble deciding which of your images to include in your portfolio, or which ones will get the most positive response on social media, the new cinnac app might be exactly what you've been waiting for. Cinnac is a social network for photographers that uses means-tested ratings from its community to help you filter your photos.
August 16, 2017
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CNET asks: Are you impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
Boom! The new Samsung flagship phone has finally been revealed! Are you impressed or disappointed? Are you going to buy it? We want to know.
August 23, 2017
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Code reveals how the iPhone 8's resizable home key could look, tips 240fps slow-mo at 1080p
Among new HomePod firmware revelations about the upcoming iPhones, such as slow-mo video with 240fps at 1080p instead of 720p, and "MultiBiometrics" security, code diggers have found this gem - the iPhone 8's virtual home button might be resizable, and there could indeed be a "function" area around it, as analysts predicted.
August 11, 2017
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Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
August 17, 2017
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Comcast's XFINITY Mobile now available in all Comcast markets
Comcast has finished rolling out their mobile network to all the markets that it offers home Internet.
August 17, 2017
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Comcast's XFINITY Mobile now available in all Comcast markets
Comcast has finished rolling out their mobile network to all the markets that it offers home Internet.
August 17, 2017
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Common Galaxy Note 8 problems and how to fix them
No phone is perfect -- but we can help.
October 13, 2017
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Common Google Pixel problems and how to fix them
Pixel problems? Here are the most common problems and how to fix them.
December 29, 2016
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Community Review: tech21 Evo Wallet Active Edition for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Cases, cases, cases, I love cases, down in my pocket. In the past, I have reviewed minimalist-style cases, luxurious wood-laden cases, protective cases straight out of Fort Knox, and now, I am trying out a fit-life, active-style convertible case designed by tech21, and no, your eyes aren't deceiving you... I said "convertible".
August 31, 2017
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Compact View all the websites including Netflix with this free app
A new free app lets you display any website you want with a picture-in-picture mode so you can have live info all the time (or watch Netflix).
August 14, 2017
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Concept video imagines what Microsoft's Surface Phone could look like
Rumors of a Microsoft 'Surface phone' have been swirling for years, but the mythical device - once predicted to launch in 2016 - isn't expected to arrive until next year. There's been a great deal of speculation about what Microsoft has planned for the device, especially when you consider that the company has gone to great lengths to wind down its existing phone business.
August 16, 2017
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Confirmed: All HMD-made Nokia smartphones to get Android 8 Oreo
All Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, made things more or less official on Twitter, by assuring users that even the low-end Nokia 3 will be joining the Oreo club:
September 4, 2017
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 21, 2016
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Cool off your home screen with a dip in these ocean wallpapers
It's summer; it's hot, and can someone PLEASE take me to the beach?
August 2, 2017
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Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere
The new design could mean a single smartphone model that works everywhere
March 17, 2017
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Cortana for Android adds new color customization options
A new update is available for the Cortana app on Android, which adds a touch of customization to the digital assistant. If you weren't happy with the color choice in the redesign that happened earlier this month, you're in luck.
December 29, 2016
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Cortana's "Pick up where you left off" Feature is almost Windows Timeline Light
About six weeks ago we learned via Twitter that Windows Timeline, a feature that was announced and demoed at Build 2017 this past May, would not be shipping with the Fall Creators Update.
August 15, 2017
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Courage: No headphone jacks on the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, new rumor says
The rumor mill once again churns out a rather important piece of information pertaining to Google's upcoming Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.
August 3, 2017
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Court battle over one driver's pay could have big impact on "gig economy"
Was Raef Lawson an employee or a business owner when he drove for GrubHub?
September 5, 2017
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Crash test face-off: Will the iPhone 8 or Note 8 win?
Gadget warranty outfit SquareTrade gives Apple's latest a rather rude introduction to gravity and hard surfaces. The soiree does not go well.
September 25, 2017
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Crashy Android apps will get downranked in the Google Play Store
Google has been getting more aggressive at promoting good Android apps in the Play Store lately, mainly by demoting bad apps in its search rankings. The latest way that's happening, as Google puts it, is that the company is ॥uro;�incorporating app quality signals in our ranking algorithms.॥uro;�
August 3, 2017
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Crazy for 8s: The forgotten iPhone of 2017
The Macalope is fascinated by the collective madness that has seized technology coverage in 2017. It might be understandable that people mostly want to talk about the iPhone 8, since it'll be the high-end model. What is really weird, however, is how many refuse to even mention the iPhone 7s.
August 31, 2017
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Created to do Bigger Things: The Design of the Galaxy Note8
With the Galaxy Note8, Samsung continues to showcase its heritage in both hardware and software innovation. The phone offers an optimal user experience with a large form factor that easily fits in one hand, innovative display design and technologies, and a line-up of thoughtfully designed accessories.
August 23, 2017
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Cricket versus Straight Talk: Which has the better prepaid phone plan?
See how Cricket and Straight Talk measure up against each other.
September 25, 2017
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Critically acclaimed puzzle game Talos Principle finally arrives on iOS
The Talos Principle is an atmospheric puzzle game that has been available for PC, consoles, and Android devices (limited to Nvidia K1 or X1 hardware) since back in 2015. Now, 2 years later, it has finally made the jump to the iOS App Store.
October 12, 2017
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Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand
ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers -- an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80's Mac charm.
March 17, 2017
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Cute iPhone: check out this 2.54-inch iPhone 7 Plus clone
We often see little-known Chinese manufacturers taking design cues from Apple's super-popular iPhone. Perhaps not to try and fool anybody, but sell a device that looks similar to the prestigious flagship, at a fraction of the cost.
August 16, 2017
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Cyanogen Inc. shuts down CyanogenMod in Christmas bloodbath
Open source Android ROM project dies, developers launch fork.
December 27, 2016
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Dad creates app that forces kids to see parents' texts
Commentary: ReplyASAP takes over a phone screen and demands attention. Now.
August 23, 2017
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Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?
Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here's another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm's older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it.
March 17, 2017
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Depth-sensing tech from Qualcomm challenges Apple
New camera and image processing technology from Qualcomm promises to change how Android smartphones and VR headsets see the world. Depth sensing isn't new to smartphones and tablets, first seeing significant use in Google's Project Tango and Intel's RealSense Technology.
August 15, 2017
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Designed for iPhone 8, Weather Atlas is a great replacement for your stock weather app
There's no shortage of weather apps on the market, but you may have noticed that few of them are actually all that good. That's where a new entry called Weather Atlas, from the developer behind the popular productivity app Launch Center Pro, comes in. This newly launched weather application aims to be a better alternative to the stock weather app, offering a more modern take on weather apps, as well as a design that's ready for the new, taller screen expected in the upcoming iPhone 8.
September 1, 2017
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Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier
Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.
December 22, 2016
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Developing countries are facing a challenge: Keeping their phones charged
Of all the challenges in the developing world, who would have thought one of them would be finding a place to plug in a smartphone?
October 12, 2017
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Did a company just accidentally confirm that iPhone 8 supports Qi wireless charging?
The iPhone 8 should be arriving next month, and speculation and rumors about the device are coming fast and furiously. Heck, I found myself staring at Apple CEO Tim Cook's crotch on Twitter today. Don't judge me, please.
August 23, 2017
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Did Apple discontinue the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7?
It appears Apple is no longer selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition.
September 12, 2017
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Did you know: Apple's earth-friendly packaging comes from the Swedish forests
Finally, the veil has been lifted, and the mystery solved, for the relief of Apple's packaging suppliers who had to keep a secret for a decade.
October 13, 2017
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Digital forensics: the smart person's guide
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about digital forensics, the science of recovering data from computers, networks, mobile phones, and IoT devices.
December 21, 2016
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Dirty COW Linux vulnerability reappears as ZNIU malware threat to Android users
It has been quite some time -- nearly a year in fact -- since we were talking about the Dirty COW vulnerability affecting the Linux kernel. Now the vulnerability is back, but this time it is Android users who need to be concerned.
September 26, 2017
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Disko is a great new app that brings Discogs to Windows 10
Discogs is a huge resource for music collectors and this neat app is a nice way to use it on Windows 10.
August 8, 2017
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Djay Pro is now on the iPhone
Algoriddim's goal over the past few years has been to redefine how much hardware and experience you need to be a DJ, and today it's taking things to their natural conclusion by cramming every feature it can into the iPhone.
December 21, 2016
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Dnsmasq and the seven flaws: Patch these nasty remote-control holes
Linux, Android, IoT, you name it, they'll need updates if you use this open-source tool
October 2, 2017
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Do bigger things for longer: Protect your Galaxy Note 8 with a Caseology case!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is quite striking to look at. Encompassed by almost non-existent bezels, the dual-curved 6.3-inch Infinity Display at the front makes the handset one of the finest representatives of the Galaxy family. A gleaming glass panel at the back adds a finishing touch to the phone's futuristic visage.
August 23, 2017
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Do Bigger Things with Samsung Galaxy Note8, the Next Level Note
Designed to help you achieve more in work and life with an Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
August 23, 2017
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Do More, Play More: The Entertainment and Productivity Features of the Galaxy Note8
Inspired by the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note8 builds on Samsung's heritage of creating stunning designs with meaningful functionality, incorporating a large, bezel-less Infinity Display to allow users to see more, do more and play more. Additional screen space paired with enhanced entertainment features and refined multitasking capabilities make the Galaxy Note8 the ideal device for those who want do bigger things in work and life.
August 23, 2017
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Do you like the bottom search bar on the new Pixel launcher?
With the upcoming Pixel 2 and its larger, bezel-less XL sibling, Google will be putting greater emphasis on a tailored software, and we aren't talking only about fast updates to the newest mobile operating system versions. So far, a Verizon source has disclosed that the Pixel 2/XL will sport always-on song recognition, and it will automatically display titles and albums on the lock screen.
October 3, 2017
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Does iOS 11.0.1 fixes the Outlook.com/Office365/Exchange Mail bug?
(German) There is currently some confusion about the iOS 11.0.1 maintenance update released by Apple last night. Apple claims, that the mail bug regarding Outlook.com, Office365 and Exchange has been fixed. But I got some feedback from German users, that nothing has been fixed -- and new issues occur.
September 27, 2017
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Does Microsoft's brass still believe it has a chance in the phone market?
With one of Microsoft's most celebrated Windows Phone customers, the NYPD, expected to dump their devices for iPhones, is there really even a toehold for Microsoft in the business-phone space?
August 28, 2017
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Does size matter? Xperia XZ1 Compact specs comparison against the big boys -- Galaxy S8, LG G6
So, Sony has just announced two of its new top-shelf smartphones and let's celebrate -- the Compact series is back to bearing flagship specs! Yeah, if you recall, last year the Compacts took a small turn. Instead of being top-tier, the mini series moved to the X line with the Xperia X Compact, which was more of a midrange smartphone.
August 31, 2017
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Doing the Math: All Windows 10 Mobile Support likely to end in December 2019
One of the things we do every once in a while is try to read the tea leaves when it comes to various Microsoft products and services.
August 28, 2017
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Don't Blame Apple For Your Slow iPhone. Blame Apps
Each year, fall ushers in a few certainties. Leaves change color and fall gently to the ground. Pumpkin spice flavors turn up in unlikely foodstuffs. And iPhone owners feel pretty sure that Apple has intentionally slowed down their smartphone, in a dastardly attempt to get them to upgrade to the latest model. That last one? It's not a thing.
October 10, 2017
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Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017
Changes to the way storage works in phones which ship with Nougat, combined with larger app sizes and more common 64GB models, means you should think twice before buying a 32GB flagship.
December 30, 2016
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Don't get scammed by iMessages
It looks like scammers are hitting Apple again. This time it's through the Messages app.
August 16, 2017
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Don't rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure
With Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 arriving in stores soon, here's an important reminder: Face Unlock isn't anywhere near as good at securing your phone as a fingerprint. If you follow the tech news cycle, you've seen the stories: first following the release of the Galaxy S8 and now the new Note. The technology is easily fooled.
September 6, 2017
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Don't throw away your shot at awesome content with the official Hamilton app
Hamilton has taken over Broadway and pop culture. What comes next?
August 11, 2017
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Don't use Windows 10 to move data on your Android phone
Details are still sketchy, but if you use Windows 10 to move data on a USB-attached Android phone or tablet, you may lose your files.
August 31, 2017
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Don't you worry, Huawei Mate 10 will come with Android 8.0 Oreo
Huawei continues to tease information about its flagship and the next thing the Chinese company has decided to talk about is the OS that comes pre-installed on the Mate 10. Just like its predecessor, the Mate 10 will be Huawei's first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.
October 12, 2017
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Doogee BL7000 is an affordable smartphone with a huge battery and nice hardware [Review]
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Doogee seems to be on fire; the outfit, which is several orders of magnitude smaller than bigger names like Lenovo, Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi, has been pushing out new models like there's no tomorrow.
September 29, 2017
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Doogee Mix smartphone is great value for money [Review]
The Chinese smartphone market works in such a way that its insularity has caused the number of small vendors to surge over the past three years, all competing for the hundreds of millions of potential Chinese smartphone users.
September 26, 2017
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Download Android 'Oreo' Beta from Google now
Android can be a bit of a pain in the butt, as new versions of the operating system don't reach all devices -- even new ones. Unlike iOS where Apple provides updates to all of its devices for years, many Android manufacturers seldom ever issue updates. Heck, it is possible to buy a phone or tablet and never get an OS update!
May 17, 2017
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Download Microsoft Edge preview for Android
Microsoft only recently announced that its Edge browser would be coming to both iOS and Android -- and now the company is making good on its promise. A preview version of Microsoft Edge (described by the software giant as "unreleased") is now available on Google Play.
October 13, 2017
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Download the leaked Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers!
Download Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers now!
August 8, 2017
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Download the third beta of Android Nougat for OnePlus 3 now!
The OnePlus 3T may be the replacement for the (slightly) earlier OnePlus 3, but this certainly does not mean that the original has been forgotten. Having already released preview version of Android 7.0 for the flagship killer, OnePlus has now launched its third beta of Nougat for the handset.
December 28, 2016
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Dozens of Essential customers fuming as email containing personal info is openly shared
The Essential phone hasn't even arrived in the hands of customers yet, despite shipments reportedly going out before last weekend. But for a number of customers, the wait has become even more frustrating as Andy Rubin's company has unwittingly leaked the personal details of an unknown number of customers, which include drivers licenses, home addresses, passports, credit card statements, and telephone numbers.
August 31, 2017
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Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 gets priced, starts at around $359
When the YotaPhone 2 was announced, it was quite a unique smartphone, having two displays; one full color and the other e-ink. While plans for a successor were quickly announced, making claims that it would arrive in 2016, it wouldn't be until 2017 that we would start hearing more about the handset. Now, after a few months of little bits here and there, the pricing of the upcoming models has been revealed, starting at around $360.
August 18, 2017
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Duolingo gets social
Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. the company, whose app has now been used by over 150 million people, realized as much and today, with the launch of Duolingo Language Clubs, it's adding a new (and optional) social component to its language learning experience.
December 29, 2016
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DxOMark Mobile Adds Bokeh, Zoom, Motion Camera Tests
Each new generation of mobile devices further erases the line between phone photography and so-called serious photography. Already the most popular cameras in the world by far, phones continue to encroach on the domain of standalone cameras.
September 12, 2017
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DxO offers Android model, adds Facebook Live support and battery grip to One camera
DxO has announced version 3.0 of the iOS app for its 'One' connected camera as well as a beta USB-C Android version of the device. This significant upgrade adds support for Facebook Live broadcasting, with the ability to utilize the iPhone's built-in camera(s), as well as the one on the One (no pun intended). The new software allows users to monitor each camera separately, adjust settings as needed and then effortlessly switch from one to another.
October 16, 2017
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DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut
The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it's already excellent). The DxO One, DxO's first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2.
October 16, 2017
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DxO's detachable smartphone camera is finally coming to Android
A new USB-C version is on the way, but the company's short on details
October 16, 2017
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DxOMark revamps its mobile testing for the phone cameras of 2017
New testing method will take into account dual cameras, selfie performance, and other recent trends.
September 12, 2017
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DxOMark: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus as best ever smartphone camera
News that Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus had suddenly taken the top spot on DxOMark's smartphone camera rankings was met with the expected range of praise and critique--everything from "of course, iPhone's are awesome cameras" to "how much did Apple pay DxOMark for this result!?" But it turns out the iPhone 8 Plus' ranking as the best smartphone camera DxOMark had ever tested didn't last very long.
October 3, 2017
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Misc. - E

EasilyDo changes name to Edison, adds cool AI features to Email app
Back in February, we took a look at Email by EasilyDo -- an awesome smart email app, which makes things easier with customizable swipe gestures, easy unsibscribing from unwanted spam mail, algorithms that recognize shipping numbers or travel arrangements straight from the emails, and more.
August 4, 2017
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Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11
The vulnerability allowing anyone to bypass the passcode lock screen still exists in iOS 11.0.2
October 6, 2017
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EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders
The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders -- describing these as "highly intrusive forays into travelers' private information".
August 9, 2017
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Efficient, dual-frequency GPS chip to vastly increase location accuracy on select phones in 2018
Chip maker Broadcom has just come up with a new dual-frequency GPS chip that promises to greatly improve GPS accuracy - from around 5 meters as of now to roughly 30cm. A great improvement no matter how you look at it.
September 26, 2017
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Eharmony and Alexa team up to make finding a date that much more weird
Finding a date has never been easier. Or harder. It's a hard-easy, really.
September 6, 2017
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Eight Galaxies, six Gs and three weeks [#acpodcast]
The wait won't be too long between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but three weeks is an eternity in phone years.
March 17, 2017
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Eight Great iPhone 8 Plus Screen Protectors
Don't damage that beautiful screen, get a tempered glass screen protector!
October 2, 2017
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Ellp automates PC tasks with a click
Ellp is a free tool which delivers very simple, script-free automation of common PC and other tasks. There are no menus, no complex dialog boxes, no command-line arguments, nothing to learn at all. you can get started in seconds and leave Ellp to do all the real work.
December 19, 2016
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Email to Essential smartphone users causes alarm
Essential made a rookie mistake with a support email it recently sent to its smartphone users, causing people to think it was from a hacker.
August 31, 2017
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Emogi for Gboard brings thousands of animated stickers to Android
Thousands of new animated stickers are now at your disposal with Emogi for Gboard.
September 26, 2017
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Emotional rollercoaster: new video allegedly shows back-mounted Touch ID on the iPhone 8
As you probably well know, this year, we are about to see a special iPhone launch -- alongside the "regular" iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, we will be seeing a 3rd "premium" model, which we currently call the iPhone 8, with minimal bezels and an all-screen front.
August 22, 2017
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Embrace the notch! Samsung design patent details display with a sensor cutout, looks awfully familiar
With the smartphone industry rapidly pivoting into bezel-less display territory, one major problem starts to arise: where are all those front-facing sensors supposed to go? Right now, there's several courses of action: either leaving some minimal bezel above the screen, or shoving them under it instead.
September 5, 2017
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Encrypted chat app Signal adds domain fronting to bypass censorship in the Middle East
Signal is now routing its traffic through Google's CDNs.
December 22, 2016
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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
The app routes requests through Google's servers to make it harder for governments to block them
December 22, 2016
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End of the line: Microsoft is no longer selling any Lumia Windows phones on its US store
Earlier this month, Microsoft's UK store ran out of stock of all its Windows 10 Mobile devices. this week, its US store sold out of all unlocked models of the same handsets too. Now, it seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the US.
December 30, 2016
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Enterprise Smartphones Gain, Tablets Wane
Business demand for smartphones, particularly the new iPhone 7, pushed shipments up in Q3, reports Strategy Analytics.
December 22, 2016
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Essential addresses touch issues, new colors, and Android 8.0 Oreo
After a massive delay, the Essential PH-1 made its way to consumers. While it doesn't appear to be too popular of an option, the team behind the product is determined to keep things a bit more open in regards to the update process and has promised to hold AMAs on Reddit every couple of weeks.
October 10, 2017
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Essential has probably sold around 5,000 Essential Phones since its release
More than a month after its initial release, the Essential Phone has only sold 5,000 units. That's not good.
September 27, 2017
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Essential 'phishing attack' was just sloppy email practice [Andy Rubin responds]
If you've received an email from Essential asking for additional information, do not reply to it.
August 31, 2017
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Essential Phone and its camera get important software updates
One of the worst things about the Essential Phone, its camera has finally received a software update that's supposed to bring it on par with other flagship snappers. The speed and the quality of the pictures taken with the Essential Phone's camera should be improved in the latest update, as the US company indicates in a blog post.
October 5, 2017
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Essential Phone begins shipping to customers
The Essential Phone started arriving in the hands of media and reviewers just last week, and as of today it's now also shipping out to its first customers. Essential announced the news via its Twitter account, and told early buyers to keep an eye out for tracking info sent out via email.
August 25, 2017
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Essential Phone begins shipping, only 58 days late (update)
Or three days late, depending how you count.
August 25, 2017
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Essential Phone in 'mass production' as Amazon, Tencent add backing
The startup's phone will be sold unlocked on Amazon, Best Buy and Essential.com, as well as through Sprint.
August 9, 2017
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Essential Phone moves closer to availability with Best Buy listing
Still no release date, though
August 4, 2017
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Essential Phone phishing scam: Wrongdoers try to steal customers' sensitive data through email
It seems that select to-be adopters of the Essential Phone have fallen victims to a lowly phishing scam. Wrongdoers, posing as Essential Products Customer Care, have tried to acquir pictures of official document--driver's license, state ID, or passport-- from customers, leading them to believe that said documents need to be presented in order to validate their Essential Phone orders.
August 31, 2017
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Essential Phone orders are finally shipping, for real this time
Now we can turn our focus to the actual phone, right?
August 29, 2017
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Essential Phone receiving update for 40% faster camera performance
Essential is promising 40% faster capture speed, better low-light performance, and more with this latest update.
October 5, 2017
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Essential Phone review: One (big) step away from the flagship competition
When it comes to joining the smartphone market, the path isn't simply defined.
August 29, 2017
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Essential Phone to get Android Oreo beta in coming weeks, night mode included
It the company's latest AMA, Essential confirmed the release of an Oreo beta in the next few weeks, an incoming night mode, and performance fixes.
October 9, 2017
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Essential Phone will get two more magnetic accessories
The Essential Phone reviews are in and the consensus is that the handset is surprisingly well built and has an unmistakable premium feel. It also ships with an optional bundle with a 360-degree 4K camera that cleverly snaps to the phone via magnetic pins.
August 21, 2017
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Essential Phone: Bold, beautiful, very first-gen
There's so much to say about the big, brash experiment that is the Essential Phone, I almost don't know where to begin.
August 18, 2017
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Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone
The hype is real, but will the phone live up to it?
September 1, 2017
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Essential's snap-on 360 camera has some growing up to do
In the past, 360-degree cameras have been standalone devices with their own lenses, sensors, image processors, batteries, and cases. Not anymore. Essential's first smartphone accessory, the Essential 360° Camera, makes spherical photography just a little more convenient by pairing camera and phone. Yes, it's a smartphone add-on, but make no mistake: The Essential 360 Camera boasts a lot of impressive tech.
August 18, 2017
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Essentially invisible: Android big-daddy Andy Rubin's hypetastic mobe 'flops in first month'
Just 5,000 handsets have been shifted since release -- pundits
September 27, 2017
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Even if Windows 10 Mobile succeeded, Microsoft would still be pursuing a post-smartphone strategy
I recently wrote that Windows 10 Mobile has devolved into a "beta platform" where Microsoft is continuing investment only to maintain development of ARM and cellular connectivity in preparation for future devices.
August 7, 2017
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Evergrow for iPhone proves matching-based puzzle games are actually super exciting
This game has it all: Pretty colors, cute graphics, and a heady mix of puzzle frenzy.
August 18, 2017
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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next
Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun.
August 4, 2017
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Everything Apple Announced at iPhone X's Coming Out Party
To much fanfare, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the next crop of iPhones today at the new Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino. With the introduction of three new phones, Cook made clear that Apple's premiere product is very much still evolving.
September 12, 2017
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Everything Google announced at today's Pixel event
At today's Google event, all eyes were obviously on the second generation Pixel phone. Pixel certainly lived up to its expectations, but it wasn't the only notable Google announcement today.
October 4, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Android Oreo emoji, fonts, and icons
Android Oreo is about more than big, sweeping changes this year -- it's also about fixing some of Android smaller-but-stickier problems.
August 23, 2017
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Everything you need to know about iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the rest of Apple's new stuff
Follow along as we find out what Tim Cook and company have been crafting in Cupertino
September 12, 2017
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Experimental Twitter Lite app is now available for Android
All of the major players have been busy creating "lite" versions of their apps and online experiences. Microsoft has LinkedIn Lite, Facebook has both Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Lite, and Google has its Search Lite app.
September 14, 2017
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Experimentation continues: Meizu X2 leaks with a circular back display
Nowadays, it's pretty hard to differentiate yourself on the oversaturated Android smartphone market. To make their products unique, companies experiment with different gimmicks to various level of success. Samsung has the edge screens, LG has the wide-angle lenses, HTC introduced a new squeeze feature, Sony worked on a 1000 FPS slow motion -- you get it.
August 8, 2017
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Eyes off my screen: Apple patent outlines display tech with adjustable viewing angles
Usually, a wide viewing angle on a smartphone screen, or any screen for that matter, is generally a desirable thing. It makes the viewing experience much more comfortable as parts of the display don't distort or go black if you skew your device by an inch. But, for some situations, you really don't want your display to be visible from extreme angles -- when you're chatting with your significant other while commuting, for example, or when viewing sensitive data like your bank account or company documents.
August 4, 2017
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Ezetap, racing against bigger rivals like Paytm, just raised $16 million in fresh funding
There are more than 1 billion cellphone users in India. The country also abruptly went cashless last November, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that millions of high-denomination currency notes would no longer be legal tender.
August 23, 2017
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Face ID anti-FUD: Easing anxiety over the unannounced
Change is scary. New is unknown. If and when Apple announces Face ID, I expect we'll see a lot of stress and sensationalism. Just like we did with Touch ID.
August 16, 2017
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Face ID is replacing Touch ID on the new iPhone X
Apple just introduced the new iPhone X, and the full edge-to-edge screen means no more home button. No more home button means no more Touch ID, since that's where Apple put the fingerprint scanner in older phones.
September 12, 2017
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Face ID on the iPhone X: Apple releases Face ID white paper and support document
Apple introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, a new way to secure the phone. You have questions and we'll have the answers in this FAQ.
September 27, 2017
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Face ID versus Touch ID: What iPhone X's new tech needs to win us over
We know a thing or two about unlocking phones with our eyes.
September 25, 2017
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Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps
Goodbye fingers, hello faces. With the introduction of Face ID, and the removal of the Touch ID button, Apple today confirmed speculation about its next generation of on-device authentication when it comes to paying for things: You will now be able to buy goods using your new iPhone X, authenticating your identity with facial recognition.
September 12, 2017
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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters
Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook's Sponsored Posts suck, but not how you probably imagine
If you've ever purchased anything from a Facebook ad, there's a good chance someone was ripped off.
August 8, 2017
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Fact-checking Apple's iPhone X event
Congrats on the event, Apple. Now lets talk a bit.
September 12, 2017
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Fall into Autumn with a new leafy wallpaper
Fall is coming, and it cannot fall soon enough.
September 6, 2017
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FBI doesn't have to reveal iPhone hack details, judge rules
Agency doesn't have to name the vendor that helped hack iPhone from San Bernardino attack, judge rules.
October 2, 2017
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FBI won't have to reveal details of hacking tool used to crack San Bernardino iPhone
A judge has ruled that the FBI will not have to reveal any details about the hacking tool it bought to crack the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case back in early 2016.
October 2, 2017
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone's FM Radio
It's not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs. It used to be next to impossible to find a smartphone from any vendor in the US that offered an unlocked radio, but that's improved somewhat in recent years.
September 29, 2017
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FCC chief Ajit Pai wants Apple to stop disabling FM radio chips in iPhones
Pai cites public safety concerns; Apple says new iPhones have no FM chip at all.
September 28, 2017
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FCC chief tells Apple to turn on iPhone's FM radio chip
Following the devastation from recent hurricanes, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says Apple should "step up to the plate" and put Americans' safety first.
September 28, 2017
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FCC declares that USA's wireless competition problem has been solved
Ajit Pai's FCC says mobile market is competitive, in change from Obama years.
September 26, 2017
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FCC faces backlash for saying Americans might not need fast home Internet
Everyone should have fast home Internet and mobile access, commenters tell FCC.
August 11, 2017
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FCC listing shows HTC could be producing the next Pixel with feature called 'Active Edge'
According to a newly discovered Federal Communications Commission (FCC) listing, HTC has filed some interesting documents that could indicate that it will be the manufacturer behind the upcoming successor to the Pixel. While this has been rumored for quite some time, the new listing shows off a variety of evidence that aligns the Taiwanese company with an upcoming smartphone running Android 8.0.1 with an August security patch.
August 15, 2017
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FCC pressures Apple to activate FM chip in its iPhones
In the wake of recent natural disasters, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is turning up the pressure on Apple to activate the hidden FM radios in their smartphones, a move that other handset makers have previously complied with. Apple is the lone holdout.
September 28, 2017
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FCC wants Apple to activate FM chips inside the iPhone after disaster strikes
FCC chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple today to turn on FM radio chips found inside older iPhone models. The head of the top communications regulatory agency in the states, Pai says that activating the chips could allow Americans to gain access to life-saving information when a hurricane or earthquake wipes out wireless networks. According to Pai, Apple is the only major smartphone manufacturer who has yet to activate these chips.
September 29, 2017
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FCC wants Apple to enable nonexistant FM radio chip
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today called out Apple for not enabling hidden FM radio features in its iPhones. FM radio chips would allow people cut off from cell service to access vital information -- like in a natural disaster the likes of which just pulverized Puerto Rico.
September 28, 2017
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FCC's claim that one ISP counts as "competition" faces scrutiny in court
FCC should be forced to reinstate price caps in business broadband, groups say.
October 10, 2017
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Feeling nostalgic? Check out this iOS 4 linen wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac!
If you want to add a bit of subtle texture and nostalgia to your Apple devices, you've got to check out this wallpaper for iPhone, iPad, and Mac!
August 8, 2017
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"Final" Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs allegedly revealed
Shortly after seeing renders that (most likely) show the final design of Samsung's unannounced Galaxy Note 8, we now have a list of alleged "final specs" of the handset. Revealed by Venture Beat, this specs list doesn't really surprise us, as it's in line with most of the details we've already heard about the Note 8.
August 2, 2017
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Final version of Android 8.0 Oreo heads to beta program testers; new system images available
Today, following months of speculation, Google finally confirmed that its next major OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo. "After more than a year of development and months of testing by developers and early adopters," Google said, "we're now ready to officially launch Android 8.0 Oreo to the world."
August 21, 2017
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Finally: An Augmented Reality App That Injects The Internet Into Real Life
When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone's map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again--but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want to use the power of augmented reality to appreciate the hidden things around you.
August 8, 2017
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Finally! iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have quick charge
The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have one feature Apple did not tell us about in its presentation, but it is a feature that we have been looking for for years: quick charging.
September 12, 2017
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Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone
Android's Find My Device feature makes it easy to track down and deal with a missing phone. Here's everything you need to know.
August 17, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 Pro photos show off its glass back and tall display in action
Huawei has a whole bunch of Mate 10-branded devices on the horizon, but you'd be excused for only ever hearing about one of them, the Mate 10 Pro. With its tall, nearly bezel-less design, the Pro is the device that most closely follows 2017's biggest smartphone trend, so it's no surprise leakers are so focused on it.
October 5, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 renders leaked out along with some specs
It turns out that these pictures were captured from a video made by a designer. This is just a Huawei Mate 10 concept, NOT the real thing. We've added a video above for a clear view of what the phone could look like.
August 15, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 teaser video reveals new Leica-branded camera
After the well-received Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, Huawei is now readying the release of a brand new Mate series, naturally called Mate 10. As of today, we can take a look at the very first official teaser video for the upcoming smartphone family.
August 21, 2017
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First impressions of Essential's 360-degree camera attachment
Essential has a unique port around back on its debut Phone, which can handle data and power transfer, and which attaches to accessories via magnets. The first such accessory is Essential's own 360 camera, which offers you an easy way to capture immersive images and video in a very small package. The Essential 360 camera is much smaller than most other consumer 360 cameras out there, and aims to be something that's as easy to take with you wherever you go as the phone itself.
August 31, 2017
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First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units
Apple's TrueDepth camera may be holding things up.
October 16, 2017
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First live pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 surface
First live images of the Galaxy Note 8 show off a familiar design.
August 7, 2017
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First official camera samples from the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus
Hey, shutter bugs, we know why you are excited - Apple just announced three new iPhones, and they all have upgraded cameras compared to the iPhone in your pocket. As can be expected, the AR-friendly camera of the iPhone X is the major highlight, but the 8 and 8 Plus got brand new sensors as well.
September 12, 2017
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First official Nokia 2 pictures emerge, show front and back sides of the budget phone
Supposedly the cheapest smartphone to be launched by HMD this year, the Nokia 2 will probably be revealed later this month along with the Finnish company's flagship, the Nokia 8.
August 3, 2017
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First official Note 8 camera samples tell the tale of two cameras
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 is the company's first premium handset with two 12-megapixel cameras on its rear, and, while late to the dual camera game, Samsung went all-out with the set. The main wide-angle camera comes with f/1.7 aperture, the one with the telephoto lens sports a narrower, f/2.4 aperture, as can be expected, but both feature optical image stabilization for the first time in a phone. Apart from those two puppies, the Galaxy Note 8 also flaunts an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with the same wide f/1.7 aperture as the main snapper.
August 23, 2017
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First photos captured on Pixel 2 look fantastic
A gallery of nearly 40 photos/videos from the Pixel 2 surfaced over the weekend, and they look very promising.
October 9, 2017
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First real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface online
Now that we know pretty much the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it's about time we got to see the obligatory first potatocam photos of an actual, real-life prototype of the phone. And here they are in their full glory, complete with tons of blurred-out and masked text, URLs, and prototype IDs.
August 7, 2017
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First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display
Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.
October 11, 2017
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First Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus promo videos are here
Today at IFA 2017, Sony unveiled three brand new smartphones: Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XA1 Plus. Interestingly, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both of which offer high-end features, will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, likely being among the first in the world to do so. But the mid-range XA1 Plus (running Android 7 Nougat) is not to be overlooked, as it packs a generous 3430 mAh battery - the largest we've seen on a modern Sony phone thus far.
August 31, 2017
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First-ever render of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact shows a familiar-looking device
Sony's pre-IFA 2017 show is almost here, so it's only natural that leaks of the three devices rumored to be released will start pouring in. Following our first-ever look at the Xperia XZ1 from just two days ago, we now have a similar, schematics-based render of its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, once again courtesy of serial leakster OnLeaks.
August 17, 2017
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Fishing for Ice Lake rumours
It's Friday so why not engage in some speculation with us about Intel's upcoming new chips? We will start off by confusing the issue with a post detailing Intel's naming conventions that The Inquirer found.
August 18, 2017
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Five Car Mounts that Won't Interfere with Qi Wireless Charging iPhones 8 and X
Need a car mount that won't interfere with wireless charging? Check out these great options!
October 5, 2017
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Five Google Tango apps your AR phone needs right now
Bend your reality with these awesome AR apps.
August 15, 2017
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Five habits for a successful mobile-first business
A business needs to think about a mobile-first workflow. Employees and management are constantly doing work from smartphones or tablets. Not only is it convenient when on the go, but it's a time-saver: replying to a message or an email can be done quickly while discreetly pretending to pay attention in a meeting.
August 9, 2017
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Five things we learned at the iPhone X event
Missed the Apple event? Never fear! Here are five awesome things we learned at the iPhone X event.
September 12, 2017
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Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.
September 1, 2017
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Five to Try: Catch some fun in Pokemon Playhouse and scratch your mash-up itch with WeDJ
Here's a look at the week's biggest Android app and game releases.
September 29, 2017
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Five to Try: Hamilton's official app takes its shot, and Framed 2 revives the comic caper
Don't miss this week's hottest new Play Store picks.
August 18, 2017
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Five to Try: Peanut is like Tinder for fellow moms, and Meshi Quest offers chaotic cooking fun
Check out this week's biggest Android app and game debuts.
August 25, 2017
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Five to Try: Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger takes flight, and Giphy Stickers gets lit
Grab this week's most enticing new Android apps and games releases.
March 17, 2017
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Five to Try: Titanfall: Assault lands on Android, and Kevin Hart launches Laugh Out Loud
Check out this week's biggest new Play Store releases.
August 11, 2017
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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't
We've got a little listicle... of missing, must-have feature
September 12, 2017
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Fleksy's new developers strive to revive the app as the next keyboard platform
Fleksy isn't dead. Instead, it's being ushered into a new direction by ThingThing in a bid to make the smartphone keyboard app into a platform of its own.
August 7, 2017
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Flexible OLED display shortages may continue for several years, analysts claim
After the word got out about Apple's decision to move to flexible OLED displays with the upcoming iPhone 8, news of panel shortages started flying around pretty quickly, with some people going as far as claiming the company's upcoming premium won't make it in time for the traditional mid-September launch.
August 18, 2017
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Flipboard drops support for its Windows phone app
Another big Windows phone app has called it quits.
August 29, 2017
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Focused Inbox finally coming to Outlook Mail for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders
Better late than never: Focused Inbox is finally arriving on Windows 10 Mobile -- for at least some Insiders, that is.
August 28, 2017
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Following in Huawei's footsteps, Samsung is reportedly working on dedicated AI processing chips
Artificial intelligence is the Next Big Thing, according to most of the tech industry, with all the large corporations out there rushing to get a head start on the competition. And things has been this way for quite a few years now, though it's fair to say AI assistants have yet to prove they're anything more than a fancy solution to the problem of being too lazy to reach for your phone.
September 25, 2017
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Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season
From useful insights on the evolution of Google services to important perspective on the future of Android, these original analyses are must-reads for anyone interested in mobile technology.
December 21, 2016
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For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel's next decade
Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there's a realistic roadmap to getting there.
September 14, 2017
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Four Great Galaxy S8 armbands for running and working out
Hit the pavement running with your Galaxy S8 secure and accessible!
August 17, 2017
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Four Great microSD Cards for the Moto Z2 Force Edition
Get more storage space for your Moto Z2 Force with a microSD card!
August 15, 2017
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Four ways to wake up the iPhone X screen. No home button? No problem!
So, the iPhone X is coming out in just under a month, and you may be one of the many waiting at the edge of their seats. And for good reason -- the X is a long-awaited design evolution and a technological marble by Apple. But, being so drastically different, it also comes with slight differences on how you are going to physically handle the device.
October 12, 2017
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Fourth time's the charm: Google to win again
It's finally happening all over again! Kiss your iPhones for the last time because Google is coming for them.
September 26, 2017
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Foxconn reports disappointing quarter just before iPhone 8 era begins
For the company's last three-month earnings report prior to the Apple iPhone 8 "era," contract manufacturer Foxconn disappointed global financial professionals and investors by reporting lower than expected profits for the calendar second quarter. Foxconn is known for assembling various devices, none more famous or popular than the Apple iPhone.
August 11, 2017
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Foxconn's initial shipment of the Apple iPhone X contained only 46,500 units
There is both good and bad news for those consumers who have decided to wait for the Apple iPhone X to launch before deciding which handset they will buy next. Foxconn has made its first shipment of the phone, but only 46,500 units were delivered to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates from Zhengzhou and Shanghai.
October 16, 2017
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Free Gear 360 or charging pad bundle? The Note 8 orders come with bonuses
Apart from the free premium AKG earphones tuned by Harman Kardon, which apparently come standard with the Note 8, the new Samsung phablet will have a little something extra to offer for those who braved the $900+ pricing and preordered the freshest S Pen-laden wonder, and those early adopters, too.
August 23, 2017
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Free online service tests mobile app security and privacy
When you download a mobile app you sometimes get more than you bargained for, Uber's app that tracked iPhone users for example. It can be hard to know exactly what apps on your phone are up to.
October 12, 2017
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Free 'Stranger Things' mobile game revels in the arcade '80s
The mobile gaming world turns Upside Down with a "Stranger Things" game that would have rocked arcades a few decades ago.
October 4, 2017
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Free2Move, a car- and bike-sharing app aggregator, launches in US
Groupe PSA introduces mobility service before it starts selling cars in the US
October 4, 2017
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Frenemies: Samsung to earn more from iPhone X than from Galaxy S8 parts
Samsung may be selling the iPhone X's OLED display to Apple for at least $70 a pop, but it also supplies other components for it, and the Wall Street Journal has ordered a parts analysis that pegs Samsung's overall revenue from each iPhone X sold to be $110.
October 2, 2017
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From the Nexus to the Pixel: the evolution of "Google Phones", a visual history
The Google Nexus family was born in the early days of 2010. A project that had been in development for quite a while, the first Nexus One phone was for a long time considered a phone made for developers with no clarity whether it would ever be released to the masses.
October 3, 2017
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From the Steve Jobs Theater, here is the iPhone X
Apple has finally taken the wraps off the highly anticipated iPhone X with a bezel-less edge-to-edge screen and a bunch of new features.
September 12, 2017
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FTC Orders Company that Used Verizon 'Supercookies' to Disclose Terms, Provide Opt-Out
A couple of years ago, Verizon caught a lot of heat for a very sneaky practice: the company was inserting a unique, permanent piece of code into all the web traffic on your phone, without user consent, so that a third party could track your every digital move for advertising purposes. After a public outcry, Verizon finally stopped, and settled with the FTC... but that third-party remained a loose thread in the story. Until now.
December 20, 2016
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Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz -- report
How's that 'digital transformation' going?
August 22, 2017
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Fujitsu quits phone business, report says
The company could be the latest Japanese brand to want out of the phone industry.
August 23, 2017
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Fujitsu wants to sell its smartphone business
Fujitsu is preparing to sell off its mobile phone operations as the company faces increasing competition from its larger rivals in the mobile phone space.
August 23, 2017
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Full Pixel 2 XL specs sheet leaks out (size, weight), along with the blue Pixel 2 front
Here it is, folks, the leak of leaks when it comes to the newest Google Pixel phones that are about to be unveiled today, or, specifically, the Pixel 2 XL, whose full specs sheet just appeared stuffed to the gills with tidbits we never knew before, like the exact weight and dimensions.
October 4, 2017
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Fully Powered and Protected: The Foundational Galaxy Features of the Galaxy Note8
Built on the Galaxy foundation users have come to know and love, the Galaxy Note8 offers the same great collection of cutting-edge features that have over the past few years redefined the mobile experience. With enhanced performance capabilities, water and dust resistance and expandable memory, the latest addition to the Galaxy Note lineup is a device that is designed to help users do more and make things happen.
August 23, 2017
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Future S Pen might capture digital signatures and carry a microphone
Back in 2014, a patent application filed by Samsung with the USPTO showed a stylus with a built-in microphone and a speaker. Phone calls could be made through the device. According to the filing, the stylus "functions as a substitute for a wireless headset" allowing the user "to mount the pen to a shirt pocket or the like, and communicate in a phone call using the portable terminal as a base."
August 28, 2017
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Misc. - G

Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled for overheating risk
Some more bad news for the Galaxy Note line: just over 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires.
August 16, 2017
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Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled, but Samsung's not to blame
A recall on some batteries found in Note 4 devices echoes last year's Note 7 recall, but the circumstances are quite different.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7 buyers should get a Note 8 discount
People who bought and returned Samsung's fire-prone phone last year should be rewarded with extras and cash.
August 15, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 are the best big phones of 2017
The Note 8 and V30 are both fantastic phones, and these are a few reasons why some of our readers chose the one they did.
October 12, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 brochure leaks, confirming rumored specs
A brochure for the Galaxy Note 8 has leaked, listing the device's specifications.
August 18, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 could be T-Mobile's coverage secret weapon this fall
The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first phone to feature an upgraded version of the modem inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 platform boasting support for the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile just spent $8 billion to acquire.
April 26, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Features, specs and everything else you need to know
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 gets officially teased in a 'big' way
Rumors of the phone also point to a dual-SIM option in Europe.
August 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 in Canada: Everything you need to know!
The Galaxy Note 8 is here, and it's coming to Canada on September 15. Here's everything you need to know!
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30: which one has your eye (and potentially your money?)
So, both Samsung and LG have unveiled their top-tier devices for H2 2017 and both of them are phablets. Each aims at its own niche -- Sammy's Note 8 has the S Pen and some productivity features, the LG V30 has the quad-DAC and photo / video features. But it's safe to say that both are top-notch devices.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 marketing booklet caught in the wild, reveals details about the unannounced phone
So, we all know the Note 8 is coming. And, thanks to a bucketload of leaks, we also pretty much know what it's going to look like. There's a point to be made about leaks ruining the excitement of a phone reveal somewhere around here, but we're not trying to make that point right now.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 now has the highest-rated Android camera, says DxOMark
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now tied with the iPhone 8 Plus as the highest-ranked smartphone camera in the world.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year
Come for the incredible 6.3-inch screen, stay for the dual cameras.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 review: MrMobile loves that S Pen
Six-point-three; 3300; 195; twelve. Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 is awash in numbers ... but there's only one that really matters: $105. That's how many more clams you'll shell out at the register if you choose the Galaxy Note 8 over its close cousin, the Galaxy S8+.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 screen earns DisplayMate's first-ever A+ grade
We knew the display on the Note 8 was going to be good but had no idea it would be this good.
August 28, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 SD card: Top things you need to know
Here's what you need to know about the Note 8's SD card slot.
September 25, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 shown in clearest images yet
The Galaxy Note 8 leaks in stunningly clear photos.
August 18, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Takes Over Popular Attractions Around the Globe
To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy Note8, Samsung has in recent weeks taken over some of the world's most popular attractions with displays reflective of the creative possibilities powered by the company's latest flagship smartphone.
September 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus in camera tests
The iPhone 8 Plus's reign as "the best smartphone camera" was a mighty short one. DxOMark, the testing outfit many look to for fair evaluations of cameras from DSLRs to phones, gave Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 a 94, tying the iPhone and in some ways exceeding it.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 tipped to come with a pressure-sensitive display
Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but Korean media is reporting today that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive "force touch" display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 to allegedly have '3D Touch' feature
According to The Investor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will include a feature similar to Apple's 3D Touch and Huawei's Force Touch technologies. The pressure sensitive display would allow the user to interact with the display with more forceful taps to complete certain actions.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus Galaxy S8+ UI comparison: are there any major differences?
When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ broke cover back March, it became clear that Samsung did a bit of a visual overhaul on the flagship duo's TouchWiz interface. The tech giant even renamed TouchWiz to the more regal "Samsung Experience" in accordance with the added layer of polish to the UI.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus Galaxy S8+: Which should you buy?
Samsung has put potential buyers in a tough spot.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus camera comparison: which takes better portraits?
One of the most notable similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the way their cameras are set up. Both sport dual main cameras at the back -- one is a standard shooter for general photography in any setting, while the secondary one brings your subject closer with its 2X zoom capabilities. But the feature we'll focus on in this post is the ability of both to add background blur (also known as "bokeh") to the image -- what Apple calls Portrait Mode and what Samsung named Live Focus.
September 6, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus: first look
Mobile tech has fallen under a heavy curse this year... so many incredible products to choose from! Really, it's such a strong cycle for most major brands, that we pity consumers for having to purchase just one device! Not only that, but things are bound to get even worse, because Samsung has just introduced another top-shelf smartphone -- the Note 8.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus, Moto Z2 Force, LG G6, HTC U11
The Note 8 is Samsung's premium phone yet. Check out how it compares to its other high-end rivals.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus LG G6: Can Samsung beat LG for the camera phone crown?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 takes on our current pick for best smartphone camera, the LG G6.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus S8+ versus S8 official battery life may leave you unimpressed
Color us unsurprised, but we just took a glimpse at the official battery life endurance numbers that Samsung is giving for the Galaxy Note 8, and the smaller battery compared to the S8+ has seemingly taken its toll. Samsung was extremely cautious with the Note 8 battery pack, opting for a smaller, 3300 mAh unit than the 3500 mAh pack of the S8+, despite that the Note 8 is the larger device. Granted, the S Pen occupies plenty of space that the S8+ doesn't have to spare, but still those of you who might have expected an excellent battery life out of the Note 8 might be in for an average endurance.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 will not repeat the disastrous fate of the Note 7, and here's why
The Galaxy Note 8's announcement is slowly approaching. Samsung will pull the veil off its new 'phablet' on August 23, in front of what we imagine is going to be quite a formidable audience. And with that, we can't help but think back to the unfortunate events that followed the Note 7's release last year.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: All you need to know
By now, you've already heard the big news - the Note 8 is now official.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Top 8 S Pen features!
Iconic smartphone features are few and far between. Yet with the original Galaxy Note back in 2011, Samsung defined an entire category of phones. You can dismiss it as gimmickry, but the S Pen is unique -- no-one has managed to do pen input on a phone as well as Samsung.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8's dual-camera system has some awesome features that make it stand out from the rest
Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we've seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so -- wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren't the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note: The World's Most-Loved Phone
Short of another catastrophic battery bug, Samsung's phone seems poised to make a complete comeback.
September 4, 2017
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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to receive stable Nougat update in January as beta program ends
Samsung concludes the Galaxy beta Program, stable Nougat build coming next month.
December 30, 2016
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Galaxy S8 Active goes official, is exclusive to AT&T 'for a limited time'
The Galaxy S8 Active offers a rugged design and a large 4000mAh battery.
August 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style
If you're spending more than $700 on a phone, you might want to make sure it doesn't get easily damaged.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ Receive EPEAT Gold Rating
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ have received a Gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the definitive rating system for evaluating electronic devices' eco-friendliness. The devices are the first smartphones to earn the certification, which assesses, among other criteria, material selection, product longevity, the manufacturer's social contributions, and energy conservation during production and use.
August 4, 2017
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Galaxy S8 battery life tips: How to control battery drain
Is your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ draining too fast? These battery-saving tips can help you get a few more hours of use.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8 benchmarks show Exynos 8895 outpacing the Snapdragon 835
Samsung's Exynos version of its Galaxy S8 appears to outperform Qualcomm's in GeekBench.
March 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler
Back when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge, it added the so-called Edge Lighting feature to the phone. What it did was, it lit up the phone's edge curves with a specific color when a favorite contact calls you and your phone is placed face down. The idea is that even if your device is muted and face-down, you'd know that someone important to you is calling, and by the color of the glow -- you'd know who they are.
August 29, 2017
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Galaxy S9 may come with air quality warning system as Samsung patents environmental sensor
Sensors that measure air quality by detecting various particles in the ether are either too small to be accurate, or too bulky to fit in a smartphone. Samsung, however, has patented a so-called "environmental sensor" that is combining the best of both worlds by creating one that is small enough to get into the next flagship Galaxy phone, yet returns sufficiently credible readings.
October 11, 2017
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Game over: Nintendo says it has no plans to add new levels to Super Mario Run mobile game
Last week, Nintendo launched its much-anticipated new mobile game featuring the world's most popular plumber. Super Mario Run debuted on iOS, and will launch on Android devices next year.
December 19, 2016
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Games like Command & Conquer and Starcraft for iPhone and Android
Real-time strategies -- a true classic of gaming. Dating back to 1993, when Dune II defined the genre, and further perfected by Command & Conquer in 1995 and Starcraft in 1998. Real-time strategies require knowledge of your army, pre-planning, the ability to improvise on the fly when all your strategies fail, and a drop of twitch reflexes in there. No wonder they developed cult followings.
October 6, 2017
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Games like Destiny 2 for iPhone and Android
Ah, Destiny -- the gaming community's most high-profile love-hate relationship for the past 3 years. A futuristic FPS with RPG elements set in a universe rich in mythos and made by the gaming studio behind the original Halo trilogy. Sounds like a recipe for success, right? Well, the result is more or less divisive.
October 11, 2017
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Gartner: Android accounted for 87.7% of global smartphone sales in the second quarter
Analytical firm Gartner has released the data it has collected for the second quarter of this year. Based on this information, global smartphone sales rose 7.6% from April through June of 2017. Of the 366.2 million handsets purchased during the three months, 87.7% of the units bought had the Android OS installed, and 12.1% were iOS powered iPhone models. Gartner research director Anshul Gupta says mid-priced smartphone demand ($150 to $200) was driven by consumers in emerging markets seeking 4G enabled models
August 23, 2017
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Gboard for Android gets updated with stickers and Bitmoji
Google has been updating its Gboard keyboard frequently with enhancements, bug fixes, and additional languages. However, today the company has released a slightly significant update for the keyboard and has included support for stickers and personalized Bitmoji that can be shared in conversations.
August 31, 2017
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Gboard for Android updated with downloadable stickers and Bitmoji support
Google has just announced a new update will be rolled out to Gboard users on Android devices in the next few days. As the title says, the new update introduces downloadable stickers and adds support for Bitmoji.
August 31, 2017
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Gboard now lets you use stickers and Bitmoji
Gboard lets you install sticker packs and use Bitmoji with latest update.
September 1, 2017
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Get lost in space with an out of this world wallpaper!
"And so you're back from outer space!"
August 23, 2017
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Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019
Next-gen networks will have vast capacity so your phone can handle data even in massive crowds. Help for self-driving cars will have to wait longer, though.
October 16, 2017
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Get The Most Out Of iOS 11 With These Cool Camera Tricks
So you've downloaded iOS 11. Good! You're probably enjoying the new sound of Siri's voice, the customizable Control Center, and all the new augmented reality apps built for the software.
September 26, 2017
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Get the official LG V30 wallpapers right here!
The LG V30 is finally official, and as is tradition, we are here to bring you the full scoop... as well as all the new wallpapers! And the V30 has quite a bit of them on board, over 20 in fact! So, here's all of them in their OG resolution of 1440 x 2880!
August 31, 2017
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Get the official Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL wallpaper
After getting our hands on some high-quality Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL renders yesterday, there's only one thing left to do before Google's 2017 flagship lineup is official unveiled tomorrow.
October 3, 2017
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Get the Oreo-ready Google Pixel for as little as $550 right now
The Google Pixel has been hard to find, but our friends at Thrifter have tracked down an exclusive discount just for you!
August 25, 2017
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Get the Pixel 2/XL fancy new calendar widget on any Android phone
One of the signature new software features of the Google Pixel 2/XL is the new calendar widget: appearing at the top of the home screen by default.
October 11, 2017
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Get two LG V30+ phones for the price of one with Sprint's BOGO deal promo
LG dubs the V30 as the phone for digital creators, and rightfully so, as it is one of the most media-centric phones out there, with top-shelf audio and video prowess, and even 4K footage editing built in, which has been an Achilles heel for many an Android flagship before. This is why every time we hear about a deal on this high-end seasonal hero from LG, we perk our collective ears up.
October 16, 2017
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Get Used to Siri and Google Now: the World's Get Chattier
Gartner predicts that a fifth of smartphone interactions will involve virtual personal assistants like Apple's Siri and Google now in a few short years.
December 27, 2016
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Getting started with OneNote 2016
OneNote 2016 is an easily adaptable, highly customizable notetaking program that goes well beyond a paper and pen. It offers numerous ways to organize, share and protect the contents stored within.
October 11, 2017
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Gionee M7
Gionee's M7 is an Android smartphone that features a 6.01" 2160x1080 AMOLED display, an Mediatek Helio P30 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 16MP dual-lens camera and Dual-SIM.
September 26, 2017
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GM seeds for iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 are now available
Today, Apple held its latest major event, where it announced three new iPhones, including the 8 and 8 Plus, and the all-new iPhone X. There's also a new Apple TV 4K, and the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity.
September 12, 2017
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Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using
Android's oldest app still hides some cool secrets.
August 16, 2017
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Gmail for iOS now features phishing warnings
Gmail for iOS will now alert users whenever a link appears that seems, well, suspicious. The suspicious link warning will come in the form of a box that states how the link leads to an untrusted site. Another warning from Google provides the perfect definition of a phishing scheme and says, "The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information." If either box appears before you click on a link, your best bet is to stop in your tracks and do not proceed.
August 11, 2017
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Goodbye: Microsoft deletes YouTube channel for its Lumia Windows phones
Exactly one year ago today, Microsoft shut down its regional Lumia accounts on Twitter, along with its @LumiaHelp support account. It was another step on the company's journey to dissolve its phone hardware business; earlier this year, its quarterly phone revenue collapsed to just $5 million, down from $1.4 billion two years before, and during the most recent quarter, Microsoft described its phone revenue as "immaterial".
August 23, 2017
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Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android
The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically -- fortunately, with the sound muted.
August 18, 2017
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Google adds phishing protection to Gmail for iOS
A few months ago, Google brought phishing protection to Gmail on Android. Now the company is doing the same for the iOS version of the app.
August 11, 2017
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Google adds Q&A to search and Google Maps on Android
Android users now have a new "Question & answers" option in both Google Maps and search. This is not a general Q&A feature along the lines of Yahoo Answers, but a way to ask questions about businesses.
August 17, 2017
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Google adds stickers to its Gboard keyboard
For all those times you can't put your feelings into words.
August 31, 2017
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Google AI versus Siri versus Bing: IQ tests show one is smartest by a mile
One AI has the highest IQ of them all, but it's still low by human standards.
October 3, 2017
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Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch
Google's consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advantage of features like stickers, "smart replies" for one-tap responses, and Google Assistant integration, among other things, has been in the works for some time.
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo finally gains a web interface but it may be too late
We're still waiting for SMS support.
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo for Chrome browser finally arrives, but only for Android users
It can decide whether you're more of a 'haha' person or a 'lol' person
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo has finally come to the web browser
Google Allo now has a desktop client, available from any web browser.
August 15, 2017
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Google and Emogi team up to bring animated stickers on the Google mobile keyboard
Emogi (not Emoji) has just announced it has partnered with Google to bring thousands of animated stickers on Gboard, the popular mobile keyboard application. Apparently, animated stickers are 3.6 times more likely to be shared within chats than their static counterparts, so Emogi's content will allow Gboard users to continue to express themselves sharing these stickers.
September 27, 2017
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Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Smartphones
Google has announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the second-gen versions of the Nexus-replacement Pixel which launched last October. We looked at that first Pixel phone, which was the premier Android device at the time, and these new Pixel 2 devices hope to place Google at the top of the heap again (with stiff competition from Samsung, of course).
October 4, 2017
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Google app now has 3 new home screen shortcuts
Some people are now able to add home screen shortcuts for the Dining, Entertainment, and Sports sections of it.
September 29, 2017
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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango
For the past few years, Google has pushed a particular technology for implementing augmented reality in phones. Known first as Project Tango and now as Tango, Google's AR platform used to have specific requirements for its cameras that required specialized hardware. This reliance on custom sensors doomed Tango in the wider market, and only a handful of devices have supported the capability to date.
August 29, 2017
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Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe
Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe, as Google rolls out the app to the UK, Germany and France today. Assistant for iOS was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year, alongside a release for US users.
August 25, 2017
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Google Assistant gains a search bar for easier app searching
There are a lot of apps available for the Google Assistant, and a new search bar makes searching for them easier than ever before.
September 26, 2017
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Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates
The new listing of Google Assistant on the Play Store allows for faster updates and a new app icon shortcut.
October 5, 2017
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Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I'm lost
Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away with the best feature from Now on Tap: text selection.
October 11, 2017
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Google Assistant male voice is now live, here's how to activate it
Google Assistant has a brand new voice option. The tech giant has recently released an update that allows users to swap the original female voice with a male voice.
October 4, 2017
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Google Assistant now has a male voice option
Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called "Voice II" which sounds decidedly male. The second voice option is available in Assistant's settings (not yet live for all, so your mileage may vary) and applies to the Home app as well as to your phone's assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google Assistant to gain nearly full control over Spotify playback in the coming weeks
The Google Assistant is about to become a lot more useful--especially for die-hard Spotify users.
October 5, 2017
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Google Assistant will finally be able to identify songs
Song identification will be rolling out to the Google Assistant soon, but there's no exact timeline quite yet.
October 5, 2017
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Google awarded patent for crazy 2-in-1 laptop design
Google patents a wild looking design that may show up in its next laptop.
August 18, 2017
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Google brings video previews to search results on Android
Google is undeniably the best search engine for results -- concerns about privacy be damned. Alternatives such as Bing and DuckDuckGo aren't terrible, but the optimal experience still comes from Google -- for now.
August 18, 2017
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Google brings voice typing to 30 new languages in Gboard, Voice Search and more
New improvements are coming to Google's apps, the search giant announced. Starting today, voice typing to 30 languages and locales around the world is available in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more.With the latest update, Google's speech recognition will support 119 language varieties in multiple apps.
August 14, 2017
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Google buys health monitoring startup Senosis Health
Google's latest acquisition is Senosis Health, a Seattle-based startup focused on monitoring and diagnosing health conditions via mobile phones. This is not Google's first venture into the world of health, but it could signify its next big step.
August 14, 2017
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Google Calendar is soon getting a Material Design overhaul on the desktop
Google will soon be rolling out Material Design to the Google Calendar website
August 14, 2017
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Google Calendar takes on Facebook with improvements for large events
G Suite users will now have additional tools at their disposal for events with more than 200 attendees.
August 8, 2017
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Google Camera port now supports RAW images and full HDR+ control
The latest update for the Google Camera app port brings RAW image capture, full HDR customization, and numerous performance tweaks.
September 29, 2017
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Google Camera v4.4 rolling out for Pixel, Nexus, Android One devices: Lots of improvements
Google has just released the latest version of Google Camera, namely version 4.4, to the Play Store meaning that all users of compliant Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices should be receiving the update shortly. The latest update to the app for all users boasts the novelties that were introduced alongside Dev Preview 3 of the Android O beta.
August 11, 2017
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Google CEO: 11 phones will start Daydreaming before 2018
Just shy of a dozen Android models from Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus will work with Google's VR software, Sundar Pichai promises.
July 25, 2017
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Google Chrome is about to prevent malicious ads from vibrating your device
No one likes obtrusive and cancerous full-screen ads that take you out of your sweet rapture by vibrating your whole device. Yeah, no one likes that, and one of the most popular browsers out and about--Google's Chrome--is about to do away with obtrusive ads.
August 2, 2017
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Google Contacts updated to work on all Android devices running Lollipop and above
The last major Google Contacts update dates from May when a new UI and lots of tweaks have been added to the app. Today, the developers announced another important update, which is meant to expand the availability of the app to even more devices.
August 14, 2017
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Google could start certifying third-party accessories for Pixel phones
We're two days out from Google's Pixel event, and 9to5Google has a report on a new initiative that could get announced there: a certification program for third-party accessories. It'll apparently be called "Made for Google."
October 2, 2017
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Google extends Nexus 5X and 6P security updates until Nov. 2018
Google has updated its 'Minimum update & support period' to show an extra couple of months for the Nexus 6P and 5X.
September 25, 2017
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Google Family Link is now invite-free for parents in the U.S.
After being announced as an invite-only service in March, Family Link can now be used by any and all parents in the U.S.
September 28, 2017
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Google fires author of controversial gender differences memo
Controversial memorandum argued biological differences are to blame for the lack of women in engineering positions.
August 8, 2017
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Google guarantees three years of Android software updates for the Pixel 2
The new Pixels will get an added year of software and new features
October 4, 2017
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Google Home app receives massive redesign
The core functionality remains the same, but the new UI for the Google Home app is sleeker and cleaner than ever before.
October 3, 2017
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Google introduces a new build number format in Android 8.0 Oreo
If you're the sort of person who enjoys poking around the Android setting menus to find out obscure details about your operating system, you should know that Google has changed up the build number format in Android 8.0 Oreo. The new format is very readable but you've got to know what you're looking at to make any sense of it.
August 23, 2017
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Google introduces zero-touch enrollment tool for Android devices
Employees given one of the most popular choices of Android smartphones can now expect their devices to arrive preconfigured, meaning they can use them out of the box without the typical tedious -- albeit necessary -- setup process.
September 25, 2017
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Google is adding Duo video calling to the dialer and SMS app of Pixel, Android One phones
A step in the right direction for seamless video calling.
October 11, 2017
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Google is already running out of Pixel 2 stock
That was fast
October 4, 2017
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Google is already working on Android P, obviously
It's been roughly ten days since Google officially released Android Oreo, but Android P is already being worked on. We guess it's as newsworthy as stating the fact that the sun's going to rise tomorrow morning, but it seems that Google is already working on the next version of its super-popular mobile OS - Android P.
August 31, 2017
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Google is going all in on universal app campaigns
Two years ago, Google launched universal app campaigns (UAC) to make it easier for developers to easily promote their iOS and Android apps across its various platforms. Instead of having to set up separate campaigns for Search and Google Play, for example, developers can simply use UAC with a few lines of text, images and their bid and the service then handles the rest, based on what the developers want to optimize their campaigns for (installs or in-app conversions, for example).
August 14, 2017
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Google is giving Pixel owners a preview of Lens
Google today gave us a peek behind the curtain of "Lens," the new image recognition AI inside the Pixel 2.
October 4, 2017
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Google is testing Material Design in Google Calendar for the desktop
Despite the age of its Material Design, Google is being surprisingly slow in rolling out the look to its products. While the UI is found pretty much universally in Android apps, the appearance on the desktop is happening at a rather more leisurely pace.
August 14, 2017
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Google killed a handy safety feature without ever notifying Android users
Google has silently disabled support for NFC Smart Unlock -- the feature that allowed users to unlock their Android handsets with an NFC-powered physical token or a card. The disturbing part is that the internet giant never even bothered to alert users about its removal.
September 28, 2017
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Google launches Family Link parental control solution for Android
After a period of beta testing, Google's new parental control system for Android and iOS -- Family Link -- has been launched to the public. Google says that the feature makes "Android better for kids and families," and it places parents in control of what their kids can do.
September 28, 2017
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Google Lens is coming first to the Pixels, followed by Google Photos and Assistant
Google Lens will be available soon inside Google Photos and Google Assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google Lens will finally make its debut on Pixel phones later this year
Google first demoed Lens, its smart Google Assistant-connected image recognition app, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. At the time, it was one of the highlights of the show, but like so many other announcements at the time, the company wasn't quite ready to release it to the public yet and only said that it would arrive "soon." That was in May.
October 4, 2017
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Google Lens: Everything you need to know
Google's big data advantage might help Lens succeed where others have failed.
October 6, 2017
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Google launches a 'Made for Google' certified accessories program
Featuring 25 partners at the start
October 4, 2017
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Google Maps: Find Parking and other features you need to start using
Don't take Google's trusty Maps app for granted. It gets even better once you dig into its settings and start customizing it.
August 29, 2017
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Google now permits Android apps that facilitate gambling with real money
Google has relaxed its rules surrounding real-money gambling apps in Google Play -- in some countries, at least. There has been a ban on apps and games that allow users to gamble with real money since 2013, but that has now changed.
August 3, 2017
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Google officially unveils Android 8.0 Oreo, mascot and all
As expected, Google has taken the wraps off its newest version of Android and revealed some information about the devices that will be upgraded in the coming months. First off, it's Android Oreo, not Android Orellete as a previous report wrongfully claimed.
August 21, 2017
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Google paid $7.2 billion last year to have its apps installed on your phone
Of the $19 billion Google spent in total traffic acquisition costs last year, $7.2 billion went towards mobile products.
October 10, 2017
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Google pays Apple billions each year to be on the iPhone
Google pays Apple $3 Billion per year to be the default search engine on iOS.
August 14, 2017
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Google Photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you
In the latest update to Google Photos, the app will now automatically create photo books based on past trips, events, and more.
September 29, 2017
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Google Photos: Everything you need to know!
Save memories, store and catalog your photos, make edits, and more with Google Photos.
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL photos: Feast your eyes
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL announced with water resistance, 'dual-pixel' camera, and always-on display
Google has announced the second generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the Pixel 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it's jumping from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch display, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to use an eSIM, but what does this mean?
A SIM card -- where SIM stands for "Subscriber Identity Module" -- is a small piece of plastic with a chip embedded in it. Its main purpose is to let your phone connect to a cellular network and to let your carrier know that it is you using service on that particular device. An eSIM serves pretty much the same set of tasks, but differs from its traditional counterpart in a number of ways. One key difference is that it is embedded in the device, hence the "e" in the name; an eSIM is not removable, and it actually doesn't need to be.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are official: Snapdragon 835, IP67 resistance, new camera with OIS
The moment Android fans have been waiting for all year.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with three years of guaranteed platform updates
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will receive three years of software updates and security patches.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Specs comparison
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here, but how do Google's latest handsets compare to last year's models?
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: all new features
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here and they pack a lot of exciting new features: some catching up to rivals like Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, others setting new standards and leading the way.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 camera features: a new take on Live Photos, automatic face retouching
A day ahead of their official unveiling, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't as much of a secret anymore --we've heard the specs, we've seen the renders, and all that jazz. But being primarily a software company, Google will most likely have a couple of tricks up its sleeve we haven't seen yet.
October 3, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 camera magic explained
The Google Pixel had one of the best cameras ever put in a smartphone. The Google Pixel 2? It promises to bring it to the next level.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 doesn't need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 goes official: Android Oreo showcase and possibly the best camera on a phone
The Google Pixel 2 has finally broken cover, and the new Google phone is all about refinements and improvements.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 Rumor Suggests Snapdragon 836 SoC
There have been a lot of rumor and leaks flying around over the last few weeks about the coming Google Pixel 2 smartphone. This device is the followup to the original Google Pixel that was popular with Android users. The Pixel 2 hasn't been officially announced yet, but leaks have hinted at what might be under the hood and what the device might look like. The latest leak suggests that the Pixel 2 will be one of the first smartphones to land running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC.
August 23, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 trumps iPhone as 'best smartphone camera' with highest DxOMark score ever
It's been a couple weeks of amazing camera phone tests over at DxOMark. First the iPhone 8 Plus beat all former phones with a score of 94. Then the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came in and earned the same overall score, beating the iPhone 8 Plus in the Photo category but falling short in Video. And now... now we have a new proper king.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 versus iPhone 8: four-way specs comparison
The second-gen Google Pixel is here, aiming to be another great chapter in Google's history.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone 8 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: size comparison
The Google Pixel 2, the Apple iPhone 8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, the four proverbial horsemen of the smartphone apocalypse, are coming soon, and leaks and rumors have already given us a ton of juicy details.
August 8, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone 8: Do these bezels make my phone look fat?
No headphone jack. Lots of bezel. Killer camera. Are these secretly the same phone?
October 11, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone X versus Galaxy S8: how the phones compare
Google has officially taken the wraps off the second generation of its Pixel smartphones -- the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. If the original Pixel was a chance for Google stop standing on the sidelines and show the rest of the world how to make a great smartphone, the Pixel 2 looks like what happens when you take an already great phone and put it through a year of refinement.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?
What is the difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Pixel: Should you upgrade?
Is it time to send your 2016 Pixel to that farm in the country where it can run free?
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Let's argue about bezels
This one's set up for a serious fight.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board
The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as "Active Edge."
August 15, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 will automatically enable Do Not Disturb if you're driving
The Pixel 2's Driving mode will enable Do Not Disturb when it detects you're in a vehicle in an effort to cut down on distractions.
October 6, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 will offer even faster charge speeds with a 27W adapter
The Pixel 2 comes with an 18W charger out of the box, but you'll be able to take advantage of 27W charging with the right adapter.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts its (not too) thin bezels in new leaked photos
The Pixel 2 XL is one of Google's upcoming smartphones that's manufactured by LG (while the Pixel 2 is made by HTC), and perhaps that's why it'll offer a near-bezel-less screen reminiscent of the LG G6 or LG V30. While we've already seen various images and renders allegedly showing the Pixel 2 XL, we can now take a look at a new photo that seemingly confirms the fact that the device has thin bezels around its display (a 6-inch one, if rumors are correct).
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus LG V30: The perfect pair for right now
Should you buy the LG V30 or the Pixel 2 XL? It's a hard decision.
October 9, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Big phones, big prices
For some people, price isn't a deal-breaker for a high-end phone.
October 9, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Pixel XL: Should you upgrade?
Does the new hotness bring enough to upgrade from the old hotness?
October 13, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Pixel 2 versus Pixel XL: Here are all the specs differences
But how do the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL fare against last year's excellent Pixel XL? Are the new phones the heralds of an impending upgrade for existing Pixel users? Let's find out!
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: all you need to know in less than 7 minutes
The new Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are finally official and they bring a lot of new features.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Is the smaller second-gen Pixel an afterthought?
Google might have missed an opportunity to make a truly great, smaller flagship this year.
August 3, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: The big event is a day away. Here's what we expect
From the display to the camera, here's what we think is coming.
October 3, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Which storage size should you buy?
64GB or 128GB of storage? That is the question.
October 10, 2017
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Google Pixel 2's camera is stabilized 3 different ways
Google's new phones use 3 types of stabilization to remove shake and unwanted movement from your videos.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2's "Now Playing" always-on music recognition feature won't be a battery hog
One of the interesting, albeit not major, features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes in the form of an always-on music recognition service called "Now Playing." It works its magic in the background, even while your phone is locked, and shows the name of whatever song is currently playing on the always-on display.
October 16, 2017
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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL price, release date and carrier availability
The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are now official, and we know their price and release date.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel and Pixel XL get big discounts
The Pixel and Pixel XL are among the best flagship smartphones that you can buy today. And, since they're rapidly approaching their one-year anniversary, they are now offered with some serious discounts direct from Google, making them an even more attractive proposition in the high-end market.
August 7, 2017
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Google Pixel versus Pixel 2: all major differences to expect
This week is Pixel week, and, with the bombshell that was the acquisition of HTC's Pixel-making assets by Google last week, the line is bound to become exponentially more interesting, starting with the expected successors that are about to be unveiled this week.
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel XL 2 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30 versus iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison
After months of speculation and exciting leaks, the last biggest flagship of 2017 is now official at long last--the Pixel XL 2 is here to reclaim its rightful spot at the very top of the Android food pyramid.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel XL camera review
for its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets. the Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.
December 21, 2016
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Google Pixel XL versus Pixel 2 XL: all major differences to expect
The new Google phones about to be announced tomorrow, are expected to be faster and better, which is a foregone conclusion, but the larger Pixel 2 XL, which might be made by LG, will follow the bezel-less trend of late.
October 3, 2017
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Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface high-performance apps
There's more to an app than just its features and price.
August 3, 2017
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Google Play now promotes apps that crash less and offer better battery life
There are many metrics by which to measure how good an app is, and Google is starting to use a few more when it ranks Android apps and games in the Play Store. The latest app-ranking algorithm now takes into account app stability, performance and battery usage.
August 3, 2017
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'Google Play Protect' Android Security Suite Is Now Rolling Out
Google made a big deal of the new Google Play Protect system at this year's Google I/O event, citing it as a strengthening of Android security. After a few months of waiting, Google Play Protect is beginning to roll out to devices. However, this isn't actually a new system; it's just a new way to present the features that were already there.
August 9, 2017
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Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps
Google today announced it's rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps - meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don't drain your smartphone battery will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues.
August 3, 2017
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Google promises three years of Pixel 2 software and security updates
While most Android phones can only dream of timely updates to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system, the Pixel phones are a different breed, and get them first and fastest.
October 4, 2017
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Google protects you: Play Protect is finally on a slow rollout to mainstream users
We've been hearing about Google Play Protect -- Google's solution for device protection -- since this year's I/O. And while some beta testers have seen it earlier, the feature seems to currently be on a slow rollout to all users.
August 9, 2017
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Google releases August Android security bulletin, and new Pixel and Nexus system images
Google has released new factory and OTA images, which include its most recent security patches, for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.
August 7, 2017
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Google releases new Android Excellence collection, see some of the most exemplary Play Store apps and games
The Android Excellence collection for Fall 2017 is here. The special section of Google Play where apps and games with "great design, technical performance, localization, or device optimization" are highlighted has been updated for the first time since its initial introduction in June.
October 4, 2017
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Google releases video showing off how it built its Android 8.0 Oreo superhero
After a short and unfulfilling live stream of the Android 8.0 Oreo reveal, Google finally announced the official title of its latest mobile OS. If you missed the presentation, a countdown timer went to zero, and out popped an Oreo cookie that transformed into an Android Oreo superhero.
August 23, 2017
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Google reportedly in talks to buy HTC smartphone business
Taiwanese press reports Google is in the 'final stage' of negotiations which could see it become a 'strategic partner' for HTC -- or buy the struggling phone biz in its entirety.
September 7, 2017
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Google retires the Tango brand as its smartphone AR ambitions move wider
I was recently looking at a slide in the pitch deck of an AR startup and there was a graph mapping the addressable markets of individual smartphone AR platforms by devices. When rounding to the hundredth of a percent, Google's addressable market with Tango makes up 0.00% of the smartphone market.
August 29, 2017
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Google reveals its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
After weeks of heavy leaks, Google has announced its latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices were introduced as being smarter and also have news designs, pushing the Pixel design slightly forward. Both handsets offer an aluminum body with a hybrid coating; in order to add a bit of fun, Google has also added a pop of color to the power button.
October 4, 2017
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Google reveals Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with stereo speakers and portrait mode
After months of rumors and speculations, Google's answers to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are finally here. Say hello to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 4, 2017
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Google says Oreo will roll out to some partner devices by the end of the year
Google has been working with its partners to get the Oreo update out by the end of the year.
August 21, 2017
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Google says Pixel 2 is so good, it doesn't need dual cameras
And here's why.
October 4, 2017
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Google says there will be 11 Daydream VR phones by the end of 2017
At its I/O 2017 developer conference in May, Google shared details of improvements planned for its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream allows owners of certain Android smartphones to use them with Google's Daydream View headset, along with a touch controller, creating a portable VR solution.
July 25, 2017
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Google Search app for iOS is updated with Trending Searches feature
Trending Searches is a new feature that is coming to the iOS version of the Google Search app as part of an update that was pushed out yesterday. As the name suggests, Trending Searches will now show you search results that are "trending around you." The app is also showing answers to inquiries as you type. This means that you can gather information about your question before you even tap the search bar.
September 1, 2017
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Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos
As with the original Pixel handsets, Google is stressing the quality of its Pixel 2 phone's 12MP camera, calling it the "world's highest rated smartphone camera" thanks to its DxOMark score of 98. The smartphone doesn't start shipping to buyers until November 15th, but ahead of that the company has shared a gallery of unedited images and videos taken with the handset.
October 9, 2017
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Google Takes Its Assistant's Fate Into Its Own Hands
Two Smartphones. Three smart speakers. A gorgeous laptop and stylus. An upgraded virtual reality headset. A pair of wireless earbuds that can translate a conversation in real-time, like a Babel Fish.
October 5, 2017
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Google Tango review: Promising Google tech debuts on crappy Lenovo hardware
The 3D sensing abilities are exciting, but not fully baked yet.
December 25, 2016
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Google testing automatically playing videos in YouTube app
Autoplay videos don't appear to have rolled out to all users, and there is an option to turn them off.
October 10, 2017
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Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else
Apps that are crash-prone or battery hogs are now demoted in Google Play search results so you'll be burdened with fewer one-star duds.
August 3, 2017
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Google to revamp Chromebook Pixel lineup with new convertible this year
Google will likely announce the next Chromebook Pixel at the same time as this year's Pixel phones.
August 21, 2017
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Google 'Ultra Pixel' phone rumored to ditch navigation keys, have dual cameras, and more
According to a new rumor, the Google Ultra Pixel will feature dual-cameras, a new kind of fingerprint scanner, and get rid of Android's navigation buttons.
September 28, 2017
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Google unbundles Android battery app and pushes it to the Play Store
Google has started -- just as OnePlus has -- to unbundle many of its core apps and make them available through the Play Store. The latest candidate to be stripped out of Android and give a Store release is its battery app.
October 13, 2017
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Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo website, detailing some of its features
After a very short and somewhat anticlimactic event, Google officially christened Android O as Android 8.0 Oreo. While the beta has been in circulation for quite some time, the firm now has an official website that details the upcoming OS and its features.
August 21, 2017
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Google unveils Pixel 2 phones: Adds OIS, Dual Pixel powered Portrait Mode and more
Ever since the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X were announced, we've been waiting for Google's response. When the original Google Pixel came out, it quickly became one of the most raved about smartphone cameras in the world... would the Pixel 2 follow suit? The short answer, at least according to Google, is yes.
October 4, 2017
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Google updates Camera app on the Play Store, adds double tap to zoom and new elements to UI
Google has now updated its Camera app on the Google Play Store, bringing features that were originally only available to those on the Android O Developer Preview. While there aren't huge updates, the small refining touches to the camera's UI should make things a bit easier when it comes to taking photos and videos.
August 11, 2017
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Google Upgrades Virtual Reality Headset, Debuts AR Features
Alphabet Inc.'s Google introduced an updated Daydream VR headset and new augmented-reality software features, aiming to give consumers greater virtual- and augmented-reality experiences through the company's new Pixel smartphones.
October 4, 2017
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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations
The first update to the Android app since January's redesign also brings the ability to toggle Do not Disturb and search for GIFs with Gboard.
March 17, 2017
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Google Wallpapers brings fresh new wall art, but the best is Pixel-exclusive
The Google Wallpapers app is getting fresh new wall art, but most of it is exclusive to the Google Pixel series.
October 12, 2017
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Google Wallpapers gets three new categories and Pixel 2 backdrop
Three new categories and a new Cityscapes wallpaper are now available on Google Wallpapers, but most are limited to the Pixel and Pixel XL.
October 12, 2017
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Google will brand certified Android device boxes with a Google Play Protect logo
There are basically two kinds of Android devices out there in the world -- ones that are certified by Google and come preinstalled with Google apps (including the Play Store), and ones that aren't. While Google has been certifying Android devices for a while, today the company announced that it's making it a bit easier to make sure that you're getting a certified Android device with a new program that will put a Google Play Protect logo directly on your phone's packaging.
August 28, 2017
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Google's Allo gets a web app, but only for Android users
Google's Head of Product for Allo, Amit Fulay, has finally announced the availability of Allo for web. He had stated in July that the web version would be available in a few weeks. A new detail that we have gotten in his recent announcement was that the web version is only available for Android users right now.
August 16, 2017
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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served
The Chocolate Factory's mobile operating system comes with saccharine emoji filling
August 21, 2017
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Google's ARcore Brings Tango-Like Tech To Standard Android Smartphones
Google announced a new entry to its ever-growing portfolio of immersive technology. The company already has its hands full with two VR platforms, Cardboard and Daydream, and it dumped significant resources into realizing the Tango AR platform. Now, Google has another AR option that's cheaper to adopt: Google ARcore.
August 29, 2017
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Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones
A developer going by the handle B-S-G has created an unofficial port of Google's Camera app, allowing a larger number of Android users to utilize the software with much-loved features like HDR+. Though the app is only officially available on the Pixel smartphones, this port makes it available to any Android smartphone running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 821 or 835 processor.
August 14, 2017
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Google's Chrome for Android now asks users to pick their preferred search engine in Russia
Earlier this year, Google lost an antitrust case in Russia over the restrictions it places on Android devices. As part of a settlement with the country's antimonopoly agency, FAS, the US tech giant has made changes to its Chrome app, which now prompts users to select a default search engine when it launches for the first time.
August 7, 2017
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Google's experimental new Search app is lighter, prettier, and probably not made for you
Google's Search app on Android has been more than just a native interface for the company's flagship product for years now -- opening it instantly provides you with info about traffic, weather, as well as whatever interests its algorithms have detected. And all that is good and well, except it also means the app has become a bit bloated with features many will never use, which also happen to eat up precious data.
August 17, 2017
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Google's Family Link brings Android phones to preteens
The parental oversight tool that opens up Gmail accounts and other services needing a Google account to kids under 13 is out of private testing.
September 28, 2017
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Google's Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything
Not great
October 10, 2017
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Google's HTC deal won't solve its biggest Pixel problem
Snagging some of HTC's phone-making talent is a huge step for Google, but it doesn't address the real elephant in the room with the company's hardware efforts.
September 26, 2017
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Google's Inbox can finally show multiple email accounts at once
Google Inbox has a new "all inboxes" view on Android, allowing you to see all of your inboxes without tapping back and forth. This saves you two seconds of tapping each time you check your mail and keeps you from missing important messages arriving in your less-used mailboxes. While Gmail on Android has had this feature since 2015, it has yet to come to Gmail on iOS. Predictably, the unified view hasn't come to Google Inbox on iOS either.
August 21, 2017
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Google's longstanding search widget could add customization options soon
The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.
September 28, 2017
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Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one
Google is likely going to reveal a new Pixel and Pixel XL in the coming months. We've already seen an image of the rumored Pixel XL, codenamed Taimen, and now, we're getting a peek at the smaller Pixel follow-up, codenamed Walleye.
August 4, 2017
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Google's new app lets parents turn old Android tablets into kid-friendly devices
Google's Family Link app lets parents hand down their old Android gadgets to their kids without worrying about what they could end up downloading from the Play Store or finding online. They just have to create a Google account for their kids and download the app, which went public today. Until now, parents had to request an invite and hope that Google followed up.
September 28, 2017
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Google's new minimalist product line oozes cool
Google last week unveiled its gorgeous new hardware in a series of mesmerizing demos and videos. This was the first time I'd seen a major tech-company hold an entire event just to celebrate its achievement in aesthetics. And it was a sight for sore eyes.
October 12, 2017
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Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get three years of software updates
Google just announced the second-generation Pixel smartphones. The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which come with Android 8.0 Oreo, feature a best-in-class camera, improved display with always-on functionality, faster internals and more storage than before.
October 4, 2017
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Google's new Pixel 2 phones support even faster charging
We already knew that the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both support fast charging and unlike some other companies actually ship with a fast charger in the box, but did you know that you can get even faster charging speeds with a more powerful adapter?
October 5, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 embraces the reality everyone else is ignoring
The question now is how long it'll take other manufacturers -- and ultimately customers -- to come around to the idea.
October 5, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 reportedly won't get a new processor surprise
The rumor that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could come with a Snapdragon 836 chip is now under attack.
September 6, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 will likely use same processor as every other 2017 flagship Android phone
So much for the so-called Snapdragon 836
September 5, 2017
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Google's Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers
Google's search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar to Twitter or Facebook's Trends, with an update that rolled out later in the day on Thursday. According to the app's added "What's New" text on the App Store, Google will now show you searches that are "trending around you" when you tap into the search box to start a search. It's also showing Instant Answers as you type, meaning you can ask questions or get quick information before you even press the search button.
September 1, 2017
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Google's second AR phone, the Asus ZenFone AR, is finally official
Google's augmented reality phones take forever to release, for whatever reason.
August 3, 2017
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Google's SVP of Hardware: Pixel 2 smartphone coming later this year
It's no secret that most companies in the tech, and especially smartphone industry, follow a yearly cycle where an updated, new device is released roughly every 12 months. and Google seems determined to follow that same trend according to its SVP of hardware and creator of the Pixel smartphones, Rick Osterloh.
March 3, 2017
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Google's 'taimen' smartphone -- what (little) we know so far
This time, we are talking about Google -- specifically the tech giant's upcoming phones. While we expected two new ones, like the company released last year, reports now indicate that a third phone could be in the works. and it already had a codename and everything. So what do we know so far?
March 17, 2017
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Google's Tango becomes ARCore: Phone AR for the masses
Sorry, Zenfone AR.
August 29, 2017
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Google's updated list showcases the best Android apps right now
Google's Android Excellence picks for Fall 2017 include Robinhood, Bring!, Mint, Asphalt 8, Castle Creeps, and many others.
October 3, 2017
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Google's WaveNet machine learning-based speech synthesis comes to Assistant
Last year, Google showed off WaveNet, a new way of generating speech that didn't rely on a bulky library of word bits or cheap shortcuts that result in stilted speech. WaveNet used machine learning to build a voice sample by sample, and the results were, as I put it then, "eerily convincing." Previously bound to the lab, the tech has now been deployed in the latest version of Google Assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google-certified accessories could launch alongside Pixel 2
The program is called 'Made for Google,' and it'll likely be announced alongside the Pixel 2 this Wednesday.
October 2, 2017
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Google, with new Pixel and camera, is serious about devices
The search giant has no other choice but to go all-in on hardware if it hopes to catch up with Apple, Samsung and Amazon.
October 4, 2017
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GPS will be accurate within one foot in some phones next year
Smartphones' GPS systems are going to start getting a lot more accurate. According to IEEE Spectrum, Broadcom is starting to make a mass-market GPS chip that can pinpoint a device's accuracy to within 30 centimeters, or just under one foot. That's compared to today's GPS solutions, which typically have a range of three to five meters, or up to 16 feet away.
September 25, 2017
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Grab a bunch of paid Android games, now free for a limited time on Google Play!
Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that's the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.
October 5, 2017
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Grab an unlocked refurbished 32GB Pixel XL for just $415
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an exclusive deal on a refurbished Pixel XL.
August 8, 2017
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Great news for Android: Linux kernel Long Term Support triples to 6 years
As Android is based on Linux, the existing two-year lifecycle for Long Term Support (LTS) kernels is restrictively short. But, during a presentation about Android's Project Treble, Google's Iliyan Malchev announced that this is going to -- appropriately -- treble to six years.
September 29, 2017
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Green light for ultra-fine display colors
Chemical engineers have succeeded in generating ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode will pave the way for visibly improved color quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones.
September 6, 2017
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Gretel GT6000 is a good entry-level Android smartphone [Review]
Gretel is not a company name you easily forget as it is associated with one of the more popular Grimm's brothers fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel, one which features a house made out of cookies, biscuits, cake and chocolate and inhabited by a cannibalistic witch.
September 26, 2017
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Groove Music failed because of Microsoft's smartphone missteps
There are many reasons why Microsoft terminated its Groove music streaming service, but it's the lack of a mobile platform that is the real culprit.
October 5, 2017
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Growing crop of Nexus 6P users report serious battery drop-off issues
Many are claiming sudden shut-downs at random intervals, even when the battery indicator is over 50 percent.
December 21, 2016
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Guilt by association: Not all facial recognition is the same
We're only about a month away from Apple delivering the iPhone X and the the supposed cognoscenti are still hooting and hurling rocks at it from across the river, as our ancestors did whenever they saw something they didn't understand.
October 5, 2017
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Hackers can steal smartphone data using a replacement screen
Having your smartphone's screen repaired could leave your device open to attackers, enabling them to steal your data and even compromise your device, experts have warned.
August 22, 2017
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Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound
Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic microphones, they were able to issue commands to every major "intelligent assistant" that were silent to every listener but the target device.
September 6, 2017
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Hacking smartphones with malicious replacement parts
Smartphone users can now add a new entry to the list of things they need to worry about: their phones being compromised via replacement parts.
August 21, 2017
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Has the thinning of the bezel gone too far?
This year, smartphone manufacturers have finally won the war against the bezel. The Galaxy S8, the Note 8, the LG G6 and V20, the iPhone X, and a whole ton of smaller name manufacturer phones are coming out with an all-display front that looks a lot like what concept designers dreamed of back in 2012.
October 2, 2017
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Hate iTunes 12.7 and want to be able to install and manage iOS apps in iTunes? Install iTunes 12.6.3
iTunes 12.7 removed the iOS app store, which meant you couldn't buy or manage your iPhone and iPad apps when your devices are connected to your Mac. Some people don't like it, and if you really don't want to change your ways, there's a workaround: You can install iTunes 12.6.3 and get back access to the iOS app store.
October 9, 2017
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Have you noticed any lag on the LG V30?
One $800 phone with extra lag, please.
October 16, 2017
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HDR streaming for your phone to cost more, as Netflix raises subscription plan prices
With $5 billion in current debt, and $6 billion to be spent on original programming this year, it was bound to happen sooner or later--Netflix raising its subscription plan prices, that is. Yes, that also includes the plan that lets you stream 4K HDR content to your flashy iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, or any other phone certified by the streaming giant as having a display that can show those wide color movies and TV series in full bloom.
October 6, 2017
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Here are all Nokia 8 colors and finishes: which one is your favorite?
The new Nokia 8 is finally official, and it's the first flagship by HMD Global, the company that now owns the rights to the Nokia brand and hopes to bring back the DNA of excellence that the company was known a few years ago.
August 17, 2017
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Here are all of the banks that currently support Apple Pay
Wondering if you can use Apple Pay with your credit or debit card? Here's a list of all of the banks and credit unions that allow you pay with a tap of your iPhone.
August 15, 2017
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Here are five paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time
Even if an iOS app normally costs an arm and a leg, you never know when it might end up free for a limited time, like the rest of the apps on this morning's list. and when we say "free for a limited time," it means that if you see something that you like, you better grab it now before it is too late.
March 17, 2017
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Here are the 67 new emoji that might hit phones in 2018
Does the world need more emoji? Probably not. Will it get them? Absolutely. I mean, there's a whole movie about them now -- which, despite getting absolutely wrecked by the critics, still made nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend.
August 4, 2017
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Here are the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S8+ and its Exynos 8895 chipset
In completely unsurprising news, the first benchmarks of the international variant of the Galaxy S8+ may have just hit the web, courtesy of benchmarking tool Geekbench's database. Seriously, Samsung, get your leaks under control. Still, this is also possibly the first benchmark we have of the Exynos 8895 chipset, and the results are certainly promising.
March 17, 2017
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Here are the Sony phones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
Sony will deliver the Android 8.0 Oreo update to 10 phones.
September 1, 2017
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Here is how much Google pays Apple and Android device makers to be the default search engine
Google is paying more and more to have its search box on various devices and just last year, it paid a record $7.2 billion in so called "traffic acquisition costs" to Apple and Android phone makers.
October 10, 2017
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Here is how to fix a broken iPhone 7 screen or replace a battery yourself: use the new iFixit Fix Kits
iFixit has just launched its brand new Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that allow you to fix a broken iPhone screen or replace an iPhone battery at home, yourself.
August 17, 2017
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Here is the first live look at the Google Pixel 2
This is our best look yet at the smaller Google Pixel 2, known internally as Walleye.
August 4, 2017
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Here is the real cost of an Apple iPhone X... per use
You have probably already heard: the new iPhone X comes with a $1,000 starting price, making it the most expensive mainstream phone ever made, but did you know how this breaks down on a per day basis?
October 11, 2017
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Here is why Samsung made the Galaxy Note Fan Edition
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was an ill-fortuned device with a faulty battery that caused multiple devices to explode and it all ended up in a total recall for the Note 7 series, but not too long ago, nearly a year after that unfortunate Note 7 release, Samsung brought back basically the same device and called it the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
August 29, 2017
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Here's 10 paid Android icon packs that have gone free for a limited time, grab them while you can
If you've been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn't we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!
October 16, 2017
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Here's Everything Google Announced At Its Pixel 2 Event
For the second year in a row, Google has chosen October 4th to unveil all its new hardware. Yes, Google has its own hardware now, something that was not true in the past. After it sold off Motorola to Lenovo, Google started a hardware team headed by former Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh. The first round of Made by Google devices included the Google Home and Pixel. This year, there's more of both along with some new devices. Let's break it all down.
October 5, 2017
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Here's Google's impressive OIS + EIS video stabilization demonstrated
Optical image stabilization is a welcome update in the Google Pixel 2, but what's really impressive is that it can be used in tandem with electronic stabilization in video mode. If Google's demo at its launch event today is any indication, it's pretty darn effective and makes for super smooth clips that look like they were shot with a steadicam.
October 4, 2017
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Here's Google's new Pixel 2 XL smartphone
Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone today, and the early leaks proved pretty much accurate: It's a larger screened smartphone with a new body design that mostly eliminates the front bezels, with a back that bears a two-segment design with a glass upper portion and metal covering the remainder of the body.
October 4, 2017
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Here's how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8
It's been a long road for fans of Samsung's Galaxy Note phones, but the Note 8 is finally here. Combining the stunning design of the S8 with the iconic S Pen and the biggest screen Samsung has ever put on a phone, the Note 8 looks like it could be the ultimate phablet-style device.
August 23, 2017
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Here's how the iPhone camera stacks up against the Pixel 2 in the real world
Here's our first look at photos from the Pixel 2 camera.
October 4, 2017
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Here's our best look at Google's Pixel 2 XL yet
We've had a good idea of what the Pixel 2 XL will look like ever since Android Police first published its render of the device in July, but we've now gotten what appears to be the first full frontal view of the device, courtesy of Evan Blass:
October 2, 2017
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Here's the Apple iOS 11 release date...
...and which devices will be able to run Apple's updated mobile OS, which has been in public beta since late June.
September 12, 2017
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Here's the fastest way to get Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel right now
Here's how to get the Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel device.
August 21, 2017
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Here's The Stuff You Really Want To Know About Apple's New iPhone 8 And iPhone X
It's been rumored for months, and recently leaked in detail but finally, confirmation day has come: Apple announced new iPhones and a slew of other stuff today at an event in Cupertino.
September 12, 2017
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Here's what a combined T-Mobile-Sprint network spectrum coverage would look like
After a few unsuccessful merger tangos with Comcast and other eligible bachelors, Sprint and T-Mobile are back at it, it seems. The two smaller US carriers are again exploring a partnership or buyout of some sorts, tip analysts, and have apparently agreed to the broad strokes, with the details still being ironed out, and an announcement likely to come as soon as next month.
September 27, 2017
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Here's what a phone sees when it falls from a plane and survives
This could be an elaborate ad for Samsung
August 14, 2017
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Here's what Siri will and won't do on the Apple TV
Don't just talk at your favorite shows: With Siri, you can give commands to your Apple TV.
August 21, 2017
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Here's what Sony Xperia devices will likely get updated to Android O
With Android O being just around the corner, it's only normal for us to hear more and more tidbits of info pertaining to what Android devices will be getting this next essential upgrade to Google's mobile OS.
August 3, 2017
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Here's what the Galaxy Note 8 means for your VR experience
A new Galaxy Note means more power for VR users, but it also means a tiny sacrifice.
August 23, 2017
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Here's what the Galaxy Note 8 will cost at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint
One of Samsung's most expensive phones ever
August 23, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about the Samsung Note8 smartphone
It packs dual cameras, animated messages, and a split-screen option for multitasking.
August 23, 2017
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Here's what's new in Android 8.0 Oreo
Yesterday Google finally revealed Android 8.0, also known as Oreo. Aside from the name, release date and the question of whether individual handsets will be treated to an upgrade, the query on most Android users' lips is "what's new?".
August 22, 2017
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Here's what's new in the Google Pixel 2 launcher
Google's newest phones feature Pixel perfect home screens.
October 6, 2017
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Here's why sideloading apps is safer with Android Oreo
Sideloading apps is safer than ever with Android Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Hey Siri, you've got a new boss
Craig Federighi, who oversees Mac and iPhone software, is now also in charge of the voice assistant, replacing internet and software services chief Eddy Cue.
September 1, 2017
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Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android
Hey! VINA, the female-focused friend finding app, has today announced the launch of an Android app.
October 2, 2017
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High-quality iPhone 8 dummy in the new copper "Blush Gold" color, up close and personal
So, Apple is definitely moving some pieces around with how its iPhones look and feel this year around -- some would say "finally". While the "s" models that will succeed the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are said to be same in form factor, but sporting a glass back and wireless charging, it's the iPhone 8 (a.k.a. iPhone X, iPhone Edition, iPhone Prime) that will have a revolutionary form factor, a proportionally radical price tag, and a bunch of premium colors to entice users to get the special handset.
August 14, 2017
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Hisense A2 Pro
The Hisense A2 Pro is a dual-display smartphone that features a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED on the front and a 5.2-inch 960x540 E Ink display on the back. Other features include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, microSD slot, 12 MP camera and Dual-SIM.
September 26, 2017
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HMD Global finally announces a flagship phone with the Nokia 8
At CES this year, the Nokia brand finally reemerged with handsets made by HMD Global, as the Nokia 6 was announced. It wasn't exactly a flagship though, since it was powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset, and the Nokia 3 and 5 were even lower end.
August 16, 2017
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HMD official confirms Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017
Nokia fans who already bought HMD's new Android smartphones are probably excited for the upcoming Android Oreo updates the Finnish company has already confirmed. All four Nokia-branded handsets are expected to be upgraded to Android Oreo in the coming months, but at least three of them will receive the update by the end of the year.
September 27, 2017
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HMD officials hint to new smartphone with display larger than Nokia 8
With the recent flagship launch, the Nokia brand is back in business, hopefully, for many years to come. Although Nokia is not the company behind the new Android smartphones, HMD is doing a great job restoring the name of the Finnish company to its previous glory.
August 17, 2017
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HMD promises Android P update to all current Nokia Android phones
HMD Global is committing to two platform updates for its Android phones.
October 3, 2017
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HMD says all current Nokia smartphones will be upgraded to Android P
HMD has already committed to updating all its Nokia smartphones launched this year to Android 8.0 Oreo. Even the cheap Nokia 3 is supposed to be upgraded to the new version of the OS by the end of the year.
September 29, 2017
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Holding out for an unlocked LG V30 in the US? You'll probably have to wait a bit longer
Yesterday marked the long-awaited U.S. release of LG's latest flagship phablet, the V30. However, this release was limited to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile only, with Sprint getting the device on October 13 instead, and the unlocked version being simply listed as coming "soon"
October 6, 2017
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Honor 7X leaks out: 18:9 screen in a very affordable phone
The Honor 7X is the newest affordable phone by Huawei off-shoot Honor, a company known for selling devices online and offering great features for a lower price than most others. And just recently, the Honor 7X has leaked out nearly entirely on Chinese regulator TENAA.
October 9, 2017
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Honor 7X unveiled with 5.93-inch edge-to-edge display and dual rear cameras
Honor 7X retains the affordability factor while offering new upgrades.
October 11, 2017
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Honor 7X with 18:9 display and dual cameras goes official, prices start at $200
As expected, Honor introduced its new mid-range smartphone -- Honor 7X. If you've been following our news reports, then you probably know quite a bit about the Honor 7X since information about the device leaked out before the official announcement.
October 11, 2017
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Honor 8 to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in Feb 2017
Something Nougat this way comes.
December 22, 2016
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Honor 8 Pro and Honor 6X expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017
Honor 8 Pro is one of the most recent high-end smartphones launched by the Chinese company, so it's no surprise it will be updated to a new version of Android. However, it's great that Honor is thinking to update mid-range smartphones launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board to the latest Oreo operating system.
September 4, 2017
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Honor 9: Should you import it if you live in the U.S.?
This sub-$500 device is worth wielding stateside, as long as you don't mind making a few compromises.
August 30, 2017
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Honor 9i with dual front and rear cameras comes into focus in India for $275
Honor 9i is the world's first phone with four cameras.
October 5, 2017
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Honor Note 9 specs might include 6GB RAM, Kirin 965 CPU and massive 4,600 mAh battery
The enormous Honor Note 8 was officially unveiled exactly one year ago, so it would make perfect sense that a sequel would be announced around the same time. Unfortunately, Honor doesn't have any launch events scheduled for the next couple of weeks, so we can only hope the unannounced Honor Note 9 will be revealed at IFA 2017 in early September.
August 2, 2017
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House committee urges Congress to pass Stingray surveillance legislation
A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.
December 19, 2016
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How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn't)
Apple's cloud-based storage, backup and syncing service is the glue that connects iOS and macOS and makes everything work seamlessly. For those times when problems arise, we have the answers on how to fix things.
August 11, 2017
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How Apple is managing the iPhone buying dilemma
So here are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, in stores at last. But this time things are a little bit different--the hardest of the hard-core iPhone buyers are sitting out Apple's annual roll-out of the latest iterative improvement to the iPhone. Of course, that's because the iPhone X--a cutting-edge model that offers more than iterative improvement--is looming on the horizon.
September 28, 2017
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How do I camera: Samsung releases its own video series with camera tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8
Some months ago, Apple launched a "How to shoot on iPhone 7" series of videos, which were supposedly meant to teach users how to achieve magic with the cameras on their brand-new iPhones. However, the tips were quite basic and the videos, albeit well-made, were something to the tune of "Open camera, tap the white circle, congratulations!".
August 8, 2017
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How do I unlock my T-Mobile phone?
Hate the game but not the player? Then leave your carrier behind and take your phone with you!
September 29, 2017
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How do you care for your phone's glass back?
In 2017, we have flagships that are decked out in terms of hardware and wrapped in premium-feeling materials -- that's the base you need if you want to survive in this oversaturated, cutthroat market. Wireless charging is now a standard feature -- from Samsung, to LG, to Apple's iPhones -- and while some do it via proprietary magnetic connectors, like the new Essential Phone, most accomplish it through good old inductive charging. And that latter one requires glass backs.
September 25, 2017
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How does Android save your fingerprints?
And how secure is it?
September 26, 2017
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How Essential is taking on giants with a small-batch smartphone
Essential's Toronto launch party was your standard tech industry launch gathering -- with one key exception: Lining one wall was a series of three booths, demonstrating the Essential Phone's camera tech, design process and hardware engineering respectively, and each was staffed by people who actually did the work.
August 23, 2017
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How Google is using the Pixel 2 and Oreo to take Android back from its partners
The Pixel is Google's way of saying, "Our Android is better than yours."
October 5, 2017
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How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone
Just make sure that your first line of defense--a Windows password or PIN--is secure, too.
September 1, 2017
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How iPhone 8 could change the wireless charging landscape
The next iPhone is widely rumored to have wireless charging. But exactly what that means -- and which version Apple may use -- is an open question.
August 9, 2017
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How my phone made me an instant New Yorker
Moving to a new city used to be fraught with difficulty. Now that we all have a window to the internet in our pockets, it's a piece of cake.
September 25, 2017
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How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library
If you use iCloud Photo Library, iOS has a feature called Optimize iPhone Storage to help save storage space on your iPhone. Your original photos and videos are kept in iCloud Photo Library, and optimized versions are kept on your iPhone.
October 11, 2017
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How secure is the iPhone X's faceid? here's what we know
IN ITS QUEST for hardware perfection, Apple can't seem to resist testing the balance between making things easy and making them secure. Sure, a six-digit passcode is virtually impossible for a thief to crack before his repeated attempts lock the phone, but it demands an unacceptable fraction of a second for you to tap it out.
September 12, 2017
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How the Active Edge squeeze function works on Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
All you need to do is squeeze and Google Assistant will launch.
October 12, 2017
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How the Essential Phone won me over completely
Essential is that rarest of rare breeds in tech: A startup focused on building not just hardware, but a category of hardware that is dominated by two of the most comfortably secure leading companies in any industry.
September 4, 2017
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How the Home 'button' works on iPhone X
The iPhone X doesn't have a home button, how does that work?
September 12, 2017
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How the rumor mill made out with the iPhone X; KGI's Kuo had the best leak of the year in February
If you felt a little blah about the 2017 Apple iPhone line up after today's event, perhaps this was due to the lack of any major surprises. The rumor mill, especially over the last 6 weeks, leaked some pretty good information about what Apple would announce today.
September 12, 2017
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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
It was the year the of Pokemon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.
December 28, 2016
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How to access and use Siri Search Suggestions (Spotlight) on your iPhone and iPad
In iOS 11, Siri can search deeper into your iPhone's data to help you find what you're looking for.
September 29, 2017
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How to access iPhone content when someone passes away
If someone you know has recently passed away, here's how you might be able to access content from their iPhone if you need to.
August 23, 2017
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How to add a family member to a shared iCloud storage plan in iOS 11
Here's how you'll be able to add a family member to your iCloud storage plan in iOS 11.
September 27, 2017
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How to add a line to MetroPCS
Add a line to MetroPCS with just a few simple steps!
August 8, 2017
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How to add or remove people from shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad
Once you create a shared Photo Stream, you can share images with anyone you'd like, whether they're using an Apple gadget or not!
August 23, 2017
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How to add rounded screen corners to your Android phone, without root
If you've seen the iPhone X and thought "I want those rounded corners", then you're in luck. Roundr brings rounded corners to your Android device, without root!
October 12, 2017
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How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide
You should really back up all of your data. That day you lose it is the day you'll wish you had listened. Just back it up.
October 4, 2017
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How to backup your iPhone
Gone are the days of Not Needing a Smartphone. Your iPhone is so much more than just a screen for texting and Angry Birds. Today, smartphones are how we get work done, stay on top of the crazy news cycle, rock out, stay in touch with friends and family, and capture life's most important moments. Carrying all of that information in our pockets is incredibly powerful, and it makes getting through our days a little easier. It also means that our most important data can easily be lost when you forget your phone on the train or have an unfortunate spat with a pool of water.
September 26, 2017
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How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts
There are very few things that are more annoying than unwanted cell phone calls. Macworld reader Douglas Cowan asks a question about a way to block those calls.
August 22, 2017
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How to cancel an App Store subscription
Do you want to cancel a trial subscription before time runs out? You can do it right on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV!
October 10, 2017
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How to change settings for Maps on iPhone and iPad
How do you customize Maps just the way you like it? Quickly and easily!
September 12, 2017
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How to change the language and speaking style of Bixby Voice
How do I change the language or speaking style of Bixby?
August 4, 2017
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How to charge your iPhone 8 and listen to headphones at the same time!
With no headphone jack, how do you listen to audio on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 and charge at the same time? With these accessories!
October 2, 2017
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How to check which applications are still 32-bit on iPhone and iPad
Worried your favorite apps may not work in iOS 11? Take a look at which apps are in danger.
August 22, 2017
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How to check your Apple iPhone's battery health: battery cycle counts and other info
Apple's iPhone stores valuable information about the health of its battery: logged inside your phone is information about the battery cycle counts, or put simply, how many times you have charged your phone to 100%.
October 10, 2017
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How to contact MetroPCS
You can contact MetroPCS easily by a few different methods. Here's how!
August 8, 2017
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How to copy a Live Photo from your Mac back to an iOS device
Apple's Live Photos are a lot of fun and provide more context than your typical photo. When your iPhone is full of them, you may want to offload your Live Photos to your Mac. That's easy. But what if you have a favorite Live Photo on your Mac and you want to move it back to your iPhone? Reader Jonas Marel has this problem.
September 12, 2017
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How to customize LG V30's Floating bar and make the most out of it
One of the notable new features of the LG V30 in comparison with either the V20 and the V10 is... the lack of a dedicated ticker display sitting atop the regular screen.
September 4, 2017
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How to delete your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 browser history (clear browser cache)
So, you pre-ordered one of them nice new Note 8 smartphones, eh? You'll be happy to know that the big-screen phablet features a bevy of authentication methods that will do a great job at protecting your privacy against prying eyes.
August 25, 2017
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How to develop a mobile device repair or replace strategy
Managed mobility services (MMS) providers are finally beginning to scale to meet enterprise needs. Here's what to look for.
October 2, 2017
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How to disable geotagging in the Camera app on iPhone and iPad
How do I turn off location tagging for photos on iPhone and iPad?
October 6, 2017
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How to disable notifications for shared Photo Streams
iCloud Photo Sharing is a great way to share photos with friends and family who also use iPhones and iPads. However, the more shared Photo Streams you are a part of, the more notifications you will receive. That means each and every time someone adds photos, you'll be notified.
August 22, 2017
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How to disable the Edge screen on Galaxy Note 8
If you don't want the hassle of the edge screen, turn it off!
September 28, 2017
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How to enable a traditional Android app drawer on the LG V30
So, in a few weeks or so you will be able to get your hands on LG's newest monster, the V30. With powerful hardware and a ton of interesting features on board, it is quite likely to keep you entertained with its uniqueness for a while.
September 4, 2017
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How to enable and use Instant Apps on Android
Instant Apps make it easier to get things done on Android without downloading apps. Here's how.
August 18, 2017
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How to find your accounts and passwords on iOS 11
Looking for your accounts and passwords in iOS 11? Here's where to find them!
August 23, 2017
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How to fix Galaxy Note 8 battery life problems
Your phone doesn't have to die at dinnertime every day.
October 3, 2017
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How to fix the most common smartphone problems
Totally debugging.
September 26, 2017
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How to free up storage space on your iPhone
iOS 11 has brought a plethora of new options for managing your storage space!
September 14, 2017
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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now
Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release is officially here -- and if you have a Pixel or Nexus phone, you can force the update to arrive on your phone this very minute.
August 21, 2017
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How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device
If you're "hungry" for Android Oreo (this is a great joke, what are you talking about), AND you have one of a very small list of compatible devices, you can get it right now. You'll need either a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C or Nexus Player to partake, and a somewhat adventurous spirit -- though it's a far less risky process than it once was.
August 21, 2017
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How to Get Early Access to new iOS and Android Features
Whether you've picked an Android or Apple smartphone, there is an official beta program you can sign up for that will give you a sneak preview of upcoming features in return for one or two bugs. Here's how to sign up and sign out of the iOS and Android beta tests.
December 21, 2016
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How to get Pixel 2/XL's new Live Wallpapers on your Android phone
One of the great things about the Google Pixel phones are the incredible Live Earth wallpapers that look stunning with a smooth animation to them. Some are also genuinely useful: take the earth one with a live view of the cloud formations extracted from real Google Earth data. The new Pixel 2/XL wallpapers with the beach and others are also great adornments to your smartphone, and now you can get them on any Android phone.
October 16, 2017
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How to get the App Store back into iTunes
Apple has released a version of iTunes for Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) customers that need to deploy apps within their business through iTunes. This version, iTunes 12.6.3, features support for managing iOS apps within iTunes. As noted by Apple, this version of the app can be installed over a newer version like iTunes 12.7.
October 9, 2017
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How to get the camera HDR setting back in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X
When Apple announced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X last month, the company was very proud of its new Bionic chip and the image signal processor that comes with it. It allows the camera to do its magic, like add the special Portrait Lighting effects and intelligently decide when to boost exposure and when to apply HDR.
October 12, 2017
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How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad
You can see iCloud Drive files right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Here's how!
August 18, 2017
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How to get the male Google Assistant voice on your phone and Google Home
The Google Assistant can now be changed to sound like a man, and this is how to do it.
October 4, 2017
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How to grow your app
The app ecosystem is strong and growing. by 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars (App Annie). Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time (Marketing Land); 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps (AdWeek).
December 25, 2016
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How to hide and show the Galaxy S8 navigation bar
Samsung included plenty of customization options for its new, virtual navbar at the bottom of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With the ability to rearrange the on-screen keys' order, or to change the color, the new Experience UI looks like something out of a modded ROM, or an Android overlay coming from China.
August 3, 2017
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How to improve battery life on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: 10 tips and tricks (+1 bonus)
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already out and you may already have one in your hands. Congratulations on the new device! The new iPhones are not only incredibly powerful, thanks to the new Bionic chips, but are also the longest-lasting iPhones we've put through our battery life test.
October 9, 2017
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How to improve Bixby Voice using Samsung Feedback
Bixby improves as you interact.
August 8, 2017
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How to install Android Oreo on your phone right now
Jump to the front of the line.
September 5, 2017
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How to instantly share files with AirDrop in iOS 11
Set up for AirDrop in Control Center is a little different in iOS 11.
September 14, 2017
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How to interact with shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad
Shared Photo Streams make it possible for you to share, like, and comment on photos with friends and family around the world.
August 23, 2017
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How to make Android and iOS apps smaller
In an ideal world, if you were the sole provider of any service through app and the users had unlimited resources on their devices, there would be no question of optimization and terms like agility and even user experience would be redundant. But as you might know, the current state of app industry is anything but ideal. There are dozens of apps competing for even the simplest of services and no matter how premium device a user has, there is always a limit to the number of apps it can operate smoothly.
September 6, 2017
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How to make sure you remove photos from iCloud Photo Library
iCloud Photo Library can be very handy for accessing your photos. But it's another service you need to tend to if you decide to sell or give an iOS device to someone else.
October 10, 2017
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How to make your older iPhone wireless charging-compatible
You don't need to upgrade to the iPhone 8 to charge your iPhone wirelessly. Here's how you add wireless charging to your iPhone right now!
August 31, 2017
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How to manage your iTunes account on your iPhone and iPad
You can turn automatic downloads on or off, or even switch iTunes accounts on your iPhone and iPad!
August 9, 2017
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How to manually control your iPhone's photo storage space
When Optimize Storage isn't enough, use Photo Stream to slim down your iPhone's photo storage.
August 29, 2017
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How to mute keywords and filter out "eggs" on Twitter
How do I mute keywords and "egg accounts" in my Twitter timeline? These features are currently rolling out to users!
August 15, 2017
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How to name and save locations with Maps on iPhone and iPad
How do you save frequently visited locations to Maps for easy access? It's simple!
September 12, 2017
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How to pin a note to the top of a list in Notes for iPhone and Mac
You can keep your most important notes pinned to the top of your list in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. No more lost to-do lists!
September 26, 2017
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How to prepare your iPhone for sale
So you're trying to convince someone that your outdated iPhone is still worth money. Well, guess what? It is!
September 1, 2017
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How to protect your private photos and personal data from being hacked
How do you protect your private photos and personal content from being hacked? With these security precautions!
August 28, 2017
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How to quickly switch audio accessories in Control Center in iOS 11
Don't panic--the button to switch audio sources hasn't disappeared from iOS 11's Control Center. It's just a little hidden.
September 14, 2017
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How to reboot and reset your iPhone or iPad
When all else fails, turning off, restarting, or resetting your iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPad Pro or other iOS device is the fastest way to get it working again.
October 3, 2017
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How to recover a lost MetroPCS password or PIN
Lost your MetroPCS password or PIN? You can get it back in just a few easy steps!
August 18, 2017
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How to remove a Style Ring from your phone
Before you die, you see the Ring.
August 7, 2017
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How to replace Bixby Voice with Google Assistant on your Galaxy S8
Replace Bixby with Google Assistant in a jiffy!
August 15, 2017
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How to retrieve your data if your phone screen breaks
Get your ducks in a row in case it happens to you.
October 2, 2017
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How to safely clean iMovie files from your iPhone or iPad
iMovie projects use up a lot of storage space, especially if you're using 4K video. It's easy to move those projects to iCloud or your Mac.
September 27, 2017
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How to save an email as a PDF on iPhone and iPad
You can save an email as a PDF without 3D Touch. It's just as easy and you can use it with iPhone and iPad!
October 11, 2017
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How to save your Favorites, New Music, and Chill mixes
Here's how to save your Favorites, New Music, and Chill mixes with your Apple Music on your iPhone or your Mac!
September 28, 2017
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How to scale the LG G6 display for apps and games that don't fit in 18:9
LG got none other but the inventor of the 2:1 format on stage during the G6 unveiling to explain why it comes with a screen in the unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio. When LG announced this brand new 5.7" display panel with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, we thought "Oh, that's just LG being LG, they are always doing something with modular phones or extra ticker screens like on the V-series, so that might be it."
March 17, 2017
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How to sell your used iPhone
Find a buyer before the new one gets announced
August 4, 2017
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How to set a timer to stop playing music and movies on your iPhone and iPad
You can set a timer to turn off anything you're watching or listening to on your iPhone and iPad.
August 21, 2017
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How to set up a VPN on Android
Setting up a VPN on your phone is easier than you think.
August 18, 2017
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How to set up and customize Google Assistant
How do you customize your experience with the Google Assistant?
October 3, 2017
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How to set up and manage Apple Pay on the Mac
Apple Pay is an easy and secure way to pay when buying merchandise online with your Mac. Here's how to set it up!
October 16, 2017
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How to set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone
Before you can start using your Apple Watch, you're going to need to pair it with your iPhone.
August 17, 2017
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How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Pay is the most robust mobile payments solution available today.
September 26, 2017
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How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)
Have you ever been in a situation where you are on the go--staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors--and have either your tablet or laptop with you, but no Wi-Fi in sight? It's frustrating to not be able to do all those things you do on the web.
October 3, 2017
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How to sort the Galaxy Note 8 launcher app drawer alphabetically
Organizing your app drawer can be done alphabetically.
September 27, 2017
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How to stop annoying spam calls to your Android smartphone
Spam calls to cell phones are a growing problem, but you can take steps to stop them
August 2, 2017
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How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Wi-Fi hotpots: As convenient as they are, they can be very annoying, as well. Especially when you're using a Mac or iPhone that's trying to connect to a hotspot when you don't want it to.
October 6, 2017
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How to switch from Android to iPhone
Our step-by-step tutorial will get all your Android content onto your new iPhone easily.
August 21, 2017
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How to switch the navigation button placement on the Galaxy Note 8
If you don't like the order of your navigation bar, just change it!
September 25, 2017
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How to take a Live Photo in FaceTime on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
You can take a Live Photo of your nephew making that adorable face the next time you video chat him in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.
September 26, 2017
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How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8
MIUI 8 offers plenty of ways to take a screenshot.
December 22, 2016
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How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 8
Learn it now, use it forever.
September 12, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel 2
This is one of the most fundamental features of a smartphone.
October 10, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the LG G6
The LG G6 is the first of a new breed of phones: full-screen, nearly bezel-less designs that make the most of the space that is on the device.
March 17, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is the hottest new Samsung phone in town. This towering handset is the latest representative of Sammie's new design philosophy, packing a 6.3-inch Infinity Display with extra thin bezels at the front. However, this reduction in bezel size means that the phone's lower chin can no longer host the physical Samsung home key that was typical for all of its predecessors. Instead, there's an on-screen button that simulates a "taptic" press via a smart vibration engine.
September 4, 2017
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How to take JPEG pictures in iOS 11 instead of HEIF
Looking to snap some JPEG pics instead of HEIF photos? Here's how!
September 26, 2017
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How to understand the new iOS 11 Notification Center
One of the larger changes in iOS 11 is the Notification Center, which has been overhauled yet again on Apple's new mobile operating system into a somewhat confusing design.
October 9, 2017
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How to unlock a MetroPCS phone
Looking to unlock a MetroPCS phone? You've come to the right place!
August 16, 2017
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How to unlock a Windows 10 PC with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8
Take advantage of biometric security on your Windows 10 PC, using the Samsung Flow app for Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8.
October 9, 2017
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How to unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note8
Ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened! Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note8, one of the most expected smartphones of the year and, most likely, the device that should help the manufacturer fully regain users' trust, after the entire Galaxy Note7 story.
August 23, 2017
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How to use a tablet on MetroPCS
The MetroPCS tablet plans are pretty awesome. Here's a breakdown of all the plans!
August 31, 2017
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How to use (and turn off!) in-app ratings and reviews
How do I turn off App Store review prompts? With the quick toggle of a Settings switch, of course!
September 25, 2017
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How to use App Pair on the Galaxy Note 8
Just one change can save you time every single day.
September 26, 2017
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How to use Apple Pay to rent a bike or fill up your gas tank
New York and New Jersey's Citi Bike program now supports using Apple Pay to rent bikes.
August 31, 2017
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How to use Apple's iPhone X: tips, tricks and a quick guide to all new gestures and shortcuts
The new $1,000 iPhone X is real and it's official, and... it comes with no home button.
September 12, 2017
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How to use Apple's terrific document scanner in iOS 11
You don't need a separate app anymore
September 26, 2017
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How to use Bixby Vision
Bixby Vision can help you find images, shop and even translate text from different languages!
August 16, 2017
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How to use 'Continue on PC' for Android and iOS in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
The new "Continue on PC" function lets you easily share web pages between your phone and PC.
October 2, 2017
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How to use Evernote to organize your life
Never forget the important stuff
September 6, 2017
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How to use Find My iPhone to rescue your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPods
How do I turn on Find My iPhone? Tracking your iPhone is easy!
September 28, 2017
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How to use Instant Markup in iOS 11
The iPhone and iPad have a cool new feature in iOS 11 that makes it possible to access and mark up screenshots immediately after you take one.
October 2, 2017
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How to use Key Flicks on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11
Check out the new Key Flicks feature on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11!
October 2, 2017
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How to use Live message on the Galaxy Note 8
You can add some flair and personality to your messages by using Live message on the Note 8.
October 3, 2017
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How to use MetroPCS Wi-Fi Calling
If your signal drops out, MetroPCS WiFi calling can save the day.
August 17, 2017
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How to use notification channels on Android Oreo
Fine tune what notifications interrupt your day with notification channels on Android Oreo.
August 23, 2017
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How to use Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting on the iPhone 8 Plus
What exactly is Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, and how do you use it? Here's everything you need to know.
September 29, 2017
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How to use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus / X
The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus come with a brand new camera feature: Portrait Lighting, and Apple says it is way more than just a filter. The company has allegedly spent countless hours setting up studio lights and studying the renaissance masters to understand and bring portrait lighting to your iPhone pictures without any additional real light and just a tap away.
September 26, 2017
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How to use QR codes in iOS 11
Come iOS 11, you'll be able to scan and interact with QR codes natively -- no need to download a separate app.
September 14, 2017
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How to use Siri to help you do your banking
Siri can transfer money, check your balance, and more (as long as your bank supports it)!
September 28, 2017
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How to use tables in Notes in iOS 11
You can create and edit tables right in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how!
October 3, 2017
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How to use the Coloring feature on the Galaxy Note 8
Coloring is one of the most enjoyable features on the Note 8. Here's how to use it!
October 12, 2017
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How to use the document scanner on iPhone and iPad
Apple's document scanner might be the only scanner you'll ever need, ever again.
October 3, 2017
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How to use the iPhone 8 Plus camera: The ultimate guide
The iPhone 8 Plus has two lenses: wide-angle and telephoto. Here's how to use them!
October 2, 2017
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How to use the People album in Photos for Mac
You can quickly track down all pictures you've taken of friends and family using the People album in Photos for Mac. Everyone gets their own profile.
September 5, 2017
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How to view and share playlists with friends in Apple Music
Here's how you can share your playlists with friends in Apple Music in iOS 11.
October 10, 2017
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How To Wipe Your Phone Before You Sell It
So you've got your eyes on that shiny new Pixel 2, or maybe you're getting ready to go (almost) all-screen with the iPhone X. Since you'll be getting a new phone, you won't need your old one anymore.
October 10, 2017
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How turn on (and make sense of) the LG V30's Quad DAC
The LG V30 may be quite a departure from its predecessors (where's my ticker screen?), but that doesn't mean LG's abandoned all of its more interesting ideas.
September 5, 2017
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How your iPhone can save your life
Your Apple smartphone can be useful in some emergency situations, even if you can't always get online.
September 29, 2017
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How's your Galaxy Note 8's battery life been?
Not everyone uses their phone the same way, or gets the same battery life.
October 2, 2017
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HP denies rumours Elite x3 is for the axe, admits coveting neighbour's OS
Expect multi-OS gear next year
September 26, 2017
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HP Elite x3 -- end of life?
Hewlett Packard is still selling the HP Elite x3, a Windows 10 based higher end smartphone. But it seems this product is a kind of 'lame duck' or 'dead horse', because it has reached end of life -- just one year after HP introduced this smartphone in Spring 2016.
September 25, 2017
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HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone
For now, the Elite x3 stands alone as the embodiment of Microsoft's PC-as-phone vision.
October 10, 2017
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HP Elite x3 still coming to Verizon?
During July, which seems so long ago, there was talk that the HP Elite x3 was heading to Verizon. For those of you unfamiliar with the Elite x3, it is a highly spec'd Windows 10 Mobile powered phablet.
September 28, 2017
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HP is ditching the last serious Windows phone
HP has canceled plans to build out a line of Windows phones due to Microsoft's general disinterest in continuing to battle Google and Apple on mobile. Nick Lazaridis, president of the EMEA regions at HP, told The Register that HP decided "it doesn't make sense" to continue making Windows phones because Microsoft "decided on a change in strategy" and is now "less focused" on Windows mobile.
October 5, 2017
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HP is experimenting with Android for a successor to the Elite X3, rumor claims
HP's Elite X3 might just have been the best Windows 10 Mobile device nobody bought. Reasons for this include its considerably high price tag, its focus on the enterprise, as well as possibly its biggest problem: the fact it runs Windows. But even a company as badly mismanaged as HP (hey, remember that time they bought Palm and ran it right into the ground in just a year?) knows when it's got a good idea, and a recent rumor suggests the company is working on a successor.
August 11, 2017
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HP is not ending sales of the Elite x3 until at least 2019
Earlier today, WindowsUnited reported that HP will discontinue sales of the Elite x3 this November. The report has been making the usual rounds on the internet, and frankly, the news wouldn't be surprising given the state of Windows 10 Mobile and the lack of hardware.
September 25, 2017
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HP permanently cuts UK price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship and Desk Dock by 18%
HP unveiled the Elite x3 a year and a half ago, before launching the Windows 10 Mobile flagship in August 2016. In the UK, HP has been adjusting the cost of the handset and its Desk Dock accessory every few weeks, pushing its price up as high as £757.20, or reducing it to as little as £583.20.
August 7, 2017
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HP says it won't stop selling Elite x3 this year
HP is always responding to customer feedback to deliver the best product experiences. We remain committed to our mobility strategy and vision and will sell the Elite x3 through 2019 while continuing to enhance our portfolio delivering multi-OS devices, accessories and workflow transformation solutions. Mobility is an exciting and rapidly evolving area, and HP will continue to explore ways to address our customers' mobile computing needs.
September 25, 2017
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HTC 10 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
while others wait, the U.S. unlocked HTC 10 has Android 7.0.
December 22, 2016
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HTC confirms some of its devices that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo
Yesterday, Google confirmed that the next version of Android, 8.0, will be called Oreo. Following the announcement, it released final builds for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Naturally, this leaves many users asking if their device will be updated, and it seems that HTC is one of the first with some answers.
August 22, 2017
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HTC is bringing 60fps video recording to its U11 flagship "over the next couple of months"
HTC unveiled its new U11 flagship just under three months ago, priced from $649. The company said that the U11's camera delivers "best-in-class HDR", and "best-in-class autofocus", along with the "most stable smartphone video", including five-axis optical (OIS) and electronic image stablization (EIS) for video capture.
August 8, 2017
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HTC is doing so badly it just got outsold by Oppo in its own home country
Last we heard from HTC's financials, things were on the uptick: both month-over-month and year-over-year revenue was rising, mostly thanks to the newly-released flagship U11. But getting slightly better sales than a year ago does not at all mean the company's troubles have magically gone away.
August 29, 2017
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HTC is rolling out 60 fps video to the U11 sometime in the 'next couple of months'
Open-ended time frame, much?
August 8, 2017
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HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US
HTC launched the first two Android smartphones as part of a close partnership with Google back in 2008 and 2009, and for a time it was one of the top Android device makers. It was later eclipsed by Samsung, LG, and more recently Chinese firms like Huawei. After struggling recently, analysts at BayStreet Research are now predicting HTC won't even bother to launch a flagship smartphone in the US next year. the rationale for this prediction is surprisingly believable.
December 20, 2016
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HTC might be looking to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business
HTC, whose mobile handsets ruled the smartphone world of yesteryear, is working with an adviser to examine some pretty significant "strategic options" as it aims to find a path forward, Bloomberg reports. These steps include the possibilities of selling its Vive virtual reality arm or simply spinning it off into a separate venture.
August 23, 2017
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HTC says that Android Oreo is coming to the U11 in Q4, with new products on the way
Earlier this week during a solar eclipse, Google finally unveiled the name of the next version of Android, calling it Oreo. Later, it released images for its Nexus and Pixel devices, and confirmed a number of OEMs that would be supporting the new version of the OS.
August 23, 2017
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HTC says the U 11 will get Android Oreo before the end of the year
HTC is ready to commit to an Android Oreo upgrade. The company tweeted today that it will update its devices to the new OS starting in the fourth quarter of 2017, starting with the U11. Oreo will eventually come to U Ultra and the 10, too. This seems slightly ambitious, but at the same time, if you're going to release an expensive flagship device, you should also be able to keep it up-to-date.
August 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets new update, 1080p 60FPS video recording on board
A new update has started rolling out for the HTC U11. Coming in at about 663MB, the software upgrade should bump the software version to 1.27.400.9
August 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 Life rumored to have Android Oreo, Edge Sense, IP67 rating around $400
Another step in the process of moving Android One toward higher-end phones.
October 3, 2017
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HTC U 11 Review: U can't go wrong with this one
The HTC U11 is the 2017 flagship device from the struggling Taiwanese phone-maker. Coming on the heels of the disappointing sales of its high-end model from last year, the U11 has had a lot to prove in order to keep HTC in the smartphone game.
September 4, 2017
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HTC U 11 software update could be coming any day now, here are the improvements it brings
A couple of days ago, we heard about an upcoming HTC U11 update, which would enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the device. Awesome, sure, but it seems that's not all!
August 2, 2017
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HTC U 11 will get its Android 8.0 Oreo update before 2018 begins
Shortly after confirming that three of its smartphones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, HTC today revealed that one of those handsets would receive the update starting the fourth quarter of the year (October - December). Unsurprisingly, the handset in question is the U11, HTC's current flagship phone, launched in May with Android Nougat on board.
August 23, 2017
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HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?
Last month, we told you that HTC was prepping a mid-range handset code-named the HTC Ocean Life. This morning, more speculation about the device has leaked, including the alleged name of the phone. Reportedly dubbed the HTC U11 Life, the mid-range model will be equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution.
August 11, 2017
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HTC U Ultra review: a beautiful group of questionable decisions
In a market filled with great high-end phones and tons of up-and-coming prospects at lower prices, the HTC U Ultra is unable to live up to its bloated price tag.
March 17, 2017
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HTC unsurprisingly considering strategic investments, spin-offs amidst lengthy financial struggles
We already know HTC's finances aren't great.
August 23, 2017
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HTC will launch a mobile version of the Vive this year
HTC will design and release a mobile VR solution this year.
February 15, 2017
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Huawei Announces Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Smartphones
Huawei has announced the successor(s) to the Mate 9 smartphone with the new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which feature a new "3D Glass Body" industrial design along with the new Kirin 970 processor and other improvements.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei appears to be testing Android 8.0 Oreo on the Mate 9
Huawei could be closing in on updating the Huawei Mate 9 to Android 8.0 (Oreo). The phone appeared on benchmark test website Geekbench, powered by the latest build of Android.
September 26, 2017
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Huawei came really close to selling as many phones as Apple
Apple sold 41 million iPhones in the second quarter, while Huawei's shipments were at 38.5 million, according to Counterpoint Research.
August 3, 2017
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Huawei confirms 4,000 mAh battery for its Mate 10 flagship
We're less than two weeks away from Huawei's big unveiling event and the Chinese company has picked up the pace concerning teasers. The Mate 10, and possibly all its other models, are going to be almost similarly specced, so there will be a couple of differences.
October 5, 2017
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Huawei doubles down on software with fast Mate 9 Oreo update, monthly security patch goal
Huawei's software boss confirms Mate 9 Oreo update scheduled for four weeks after the Mate 10 launch. Huawei will target monthly security updates for its new flagships. And the company is already working with Android P.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei has four new inexpensive MediaPad tablets coming to the U.S.
Besides its Mate flagships and Honor-branded smartphones, Huawei also makes the MediaPad line of tablets. Now, in the days before IFA, Huawei has announced four new tablets coming to the U.S. in September.
August 25, 2017
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Huawei launches the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, phones that get smarter with time
Today, Huawei held an event in Munich where the company announced its newest flagship handsets, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, along with a Porsche Design flavor of the Pro. They're the first phones to use the firm's in-house Kirin 970 chipset, which includes a Neural Processing Unit (NPU); Huawei says that this is no longer a smartphone, as this is an intelligent machine.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei leapfrogs Apple to become world's second largest smartphone vendor
For a very long time, Samsung and Apple have ruled the smartphone industry, not necessarily through innovation, but through the constant high number of smartphones sold each year. However, it looks like other brands are closing in to dethrone the two from their leadership positions.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei Mate 9: Big, bold, and still beautiful nine months later
The Chinese company's flagship smartphone is still a great buy, though the competition has vastly increased in the nine months since its debut.
August 21, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro announced: AI-focused flagships with dual f/1.6 cameras, giant batteries + Oreo
Huawei unveils two new flagship phones -- but only one will be coming to the U.S. and UK.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro hands-on preview
Huawei's latest Oreo-powered flagship phones combine AI smarts with dual f/1.6 cameras and, of course, enormous batteries.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro allegedly leak in official renders
The Huawei Mate 10 series has thus far proven to be quite the head-scratcher: so far we've heard of at least three different models -- Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite -- but there is allegedly a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well, though we know next to nothing about it. And to further complicate the matter, the Mate 10 Lite seems to have already been made official under a completely different name, even though the series' launch event is set for October 16.
September 25, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro come with SuperCharge batteries that are safety certified
Huawei's newest high-end smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, have a lot of common features - which is not surprising, since they're part of the same family of devices. One thing that users will likely appreciate on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is battery life. Both handsets pack 4000 mAh batteries that can last up to two days and feature SuperCharge - according to Huawei, this fast-charge technology can provide "a whole day's use with a single 20-minute charge."
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro price and release date
Huawei just got off the stage where it announced the next big horses in the Mate line stable, namely the 10 Pro and its pretty offspring, the Mate 10. Packed to the gills with all that's modern and dandy, the phones are the culmination of Huawei's multiyear effort to sit next to Samsung and Apple when the jury gives out the market share awards, and it is currently sitting right behind them indeed, in profits included.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro specs
See how Huawei's two new flagship phones measure up.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 concept video envisions near bezel-less display and dual Leica camera
As we start heading into the latter part of the year, Huawei is preparing its next release, the Mate 10. While there were some rumors, it was Richard Yu, chief of Huawei's consumer division, that stated last month that the handset will be far superior in many aspects to Apple's upcoming iPhone.
August 15, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 lock screen video shows pretty colors, 2:1 aspect ratio
Extra-tall Huawei flagship will focus on 'smart colors' on its lock screen.
September 12, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far
After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is preparing to end 2017 with a bang. In case you haven't heard, this "bang" will come in the form of Huawei's Mate 10 series.
October 6, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the best of the rest: size comparison
Out of the three Huawei smartphones unveiled today, the Mate 10 Pro is certainly the one that attracts the most attention. The Chinese company has clearly played to its strengths with its latest top-end handset, as it features a nearly bezel-less design, the powerful AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, and a very capable Leica-branded main dual-camera.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy S8+ versus iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison
So, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro got just announced, and despite the name, it's a slightly toned-down version of the Mate 10. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's how things work around here.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be the only Mate 10 variant with a bezel-less design, new rumor claims
One of Huawei's biggest market successes outside of its own home country is definitely the Mate 9, so it only makes sense we'll be seeing a successor to it soon. And this has already been confirmed, thanks to a video showing off the device's camera capabilities.
August 22, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far
After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is preparing to end 2017 with a bang. This "bang" will be called the Huawei Mate 10, which also apparently bears the codename "Marcel".
August 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 specifications leaked a week before launch
In less than a week, Huawei will be launching its next-generation flagship, the Mate 10. The company claims it will be a more powerful device than Apple's iPhone, and expects it to enable the company to more forcefully compete with the Cupertino giant.
October 10, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison
The Huawei Mate 10 is now official, aiming to disrupt the space.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: Specs comparison
So, the Mate 10 is here, but is it going to take the crown of the Android space?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 versus Google Pixel 2 XL: size comparison
After introducing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is concluding 2017 with a bang. In case you haven't heard, this bang comes in the form of the company's Mate 10 lineup which just broke cover during a launch event in Munich, Germany.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Mate 10 Pro: what are the differences?
If you could have any phone in the world, regardless of price and availability, which one would it be? Chances are a Huawei handset wouldn't be at the top of the average consumer's wishlist, despite the fact that the Chinese company makes solid high-end smartphones that sell by the millions.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 video shows lock screen with text color that matches the wallpaper
The Huawei Mate 10 is expected to be unveiled on October 16th. We've already learned that the device will be powered by Huawei's new home-grown Kirin 970 chipset, which will include a dedicated chip for Augmented Reality. We expect the screen to weigh in at 5.9-inches and carry a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The aspect ratio, which you can probably work out for yourself, is 18:9. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will wear the QHD+ screen in the family, with a 1440 x 2880 resolution. Huawei is calling its edge-to-edge screen a "full vision display."
September 12, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will ship with new Kirin 970 chip, and it has leaked out
A recent leak showing the Kirin 970 specifications gives a good look at what we can expect:
August 17, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10, Pro and Porsche Design: all the official images
Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro are now official, and are as pretty as they were shown on the leaked renders, coming a variety of stylish colors, and in a screen-to-body ratio to die for. With reinforced glass bodies that have a uniform hue at the front and the back, they are certainly lookers, especially the Porsche Design model that comes with ceramic casing and a strip that follows the direction of the camera lens on the back. Which one is your fav?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10/10 Pro: Hands-on with the "Intelligent Machine"
In some ways, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are familiar offerings from smartphone giant Huawei. They offer high-capacity batteries, Leica-branded cameras, and a user interface long on features (and short on restraint). But the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro also bring more genuinely exciting stuff to the table than any of their forebears.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei may soon surpass Apple in smartphone sales, research firms claim
Yesterday, Apple reported a 7% increase in its year-over-year (YoY) revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2017. Apparently, this isn't enough to solidify its position as second in terms of smartphone volume sales, as recent reports from research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics suggest that Huawei is closing in to supplant Apple, only 3 million behind in terms of smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2017.
August 3, 2017
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Huawei Nova 2 coming soon to Europe for a whopping €400 price
The Nova series is a rather new lineup of mid-range smartphones coming from Huawei, but it already has quite a lot of devices. One of the additions to the Nova series that was introduced this year is the Huawei Nova 2.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei P9, P9 Plus shipments exceed the 10 million mark
The P9 is Huawei's first flagship series to cross the 10 million mark.
December 28, 2016
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Huawei passes Apple for second in global smartphone market share
While Apple and Samsung continue to battle it out for the hearts and dollars of North American smartphone consumers, Chinese company Huawei has jumped past Apple on the global stage for second place in sales market share. Just don't expect to find any of Huawei's phones in the top 10 most popular devices.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei Pits The nova 2 Plus Against The iPhone 7 Plus!
The Apple iPhone is the smartphone brand to beat, so it's not surprising to see Huawei throw their hat into the ring. What's really surprising though is what they are tossing into the same ring as the iPhone 7 Plus -- the Huawei nova 2 Plus.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei pokes fun at Samsung with its latest Mate 10 advert
This week, Samsung announced its latest smartphone with the Galaxy Note8. While pre-orders for it opened a day ago, it looks like Huawei is busy building buzz for its upcoming Mate 10.
August 25, 2017
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Huawei sees the LG FullVision and Samsung Infinity, raises them 'EntireView Display' for Mate 10
LG launched its G6 flagship with a FullVision screen, Samsung countered with the Galaxy S8 Infinity Display, Apple is prepping an all-screen iPhone 8, so what's the world's third largest phone maker to do when faced with all that screen-to-body marketing parlance? Well, release an EntireView display, of course. That's the trademark that Huawei has filed for recently, and we can't help but wonder whether it will make a cameo on the rumored "full-screen" Mate 10 phablet.
August 4, 2017
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Huawei sells more smartphones than Apple
With a couple of notable exceptions, Apple consistently ranks as the second largest smartphone manufacturer based on sales. It's something that we've become accustomed to. No other vendor, except Samsung, has managed to beat it.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei spills an eye-searing shade of blue on the Honor 9
Honor is releasing its Honor 9 phone in a new "robin egg blue" shade. The turquoise is certainly unique, although I'm not sure whether that's a good thing. We all want our phones to stand out, but this blue makes my eyes hurt a little bit? It's just so bright and so turquoise. I want to put it in an Easter basket. It shouldn't leave the Easter basket.
September 1, 2017
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Huawei teases the Mate 10 with an AI-focused clip
The Huawei Mate 10 might not be a smartphone, but it will be packed with some pretty interesting AI tech.
September 29, 2017
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Huawei Throws More Shade On The Samsung Galaxy Note8
Huawei seems to be itching for a fight with the two giants of the smartphone industry. Earlier today, they challenged Apple's iPhone 7 Plus with their new mid-range nova 2 Plus smartphone. Then they threw shade on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei unveils Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with Leica dual-cam and AI-powered features
Chinese manufacturer Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10, at an event in Munich today. And like previous high-end Huawei models, the Mate 10 comes with a camera that has been developed in cooperation with Leica--this gets you not only a Leica badge on the device's back plate but also a very promising looking dual-cam setup that combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei unveils the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: putting the "smart" back in "smartphone"
Just like most other large players in the smartphone space, Huawei's high-end strategy is divided in two: it releases one "conventional" flagship series early in the year -- the last of which was the P10 -- and another, more niche one whose distinguishing feature is usually its larger size.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) silently introduced in Europe: metal body, low price
The sequel to the Huawei Y6 Pro has just been silently introduced in Europe. The budget-friendly smartphone will soon be available for purchase in select markets for only €179. Potential customers can choose either of the three color options: black, gold and silver.
October 13, 2017
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Huawei: Mate 10 "is not a smartphone"
Huawei today revealed a brand new teaser video with the purpose of making fans excited about the upcoming Mate 10 smartphone series. In the video - embedded below - Huawei actually argues that the Mate 10 "is not a smartphone", but "an intelligent machine," as it sees, thinks, and learns "like us, for us."
September 29, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro bring larger screens, better cameras, and bigger brains
Meet the Neural Processing Unit.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro get dual cameras, AI tech
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrive today with a full load of trendy features. Each phone packs the new supercharged Kirin 970 octa-core processor and funky dual camera on the back but also wraps them up in a slick-looking body with glass on the front and back. Apparently the Mate 10 Pro is the "main" one, and it's that one that we'll be able to buy in the UK (both models will be available in Australia). No US release for either phone has been announced yet.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 blends AI into every part of the smartphone experience
New neural processing unit promises to make the Mate 10 your smartest smartphone.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 flagship series comes in 3 bezel-less flavors to take on the iPhone
Huawei has been making noise for months about its upcoming flagship/iPhone killer, the Mate 10. At a launch event in Munich, it unveiled three variants of the flagship handset: the 5.9-inch Mate 10, the 6-inch Mate 10 Pro (pictured above) and a Porsche Design edition of the Pro.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's budget smartphone now has a tall display and narrow bezels
Huawei announced its next-generation budget phone today: the Honor 7X. The biggest change over last year's device, the Honor 6X, has a new aspect ratio and screen dimensions. This is the company's first device with an 18:9 display. You'll notice it still has bezels, although they're minimized, and the screen size is slightly longer, at 5.93 inches. The 6X had a 5.5-inch screen.
October 11, 2017
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Huawei's next flagship could be heading to AT&T during the first half of 2018
According to a report that was published earlier today, AT&T has agreed to carry Huawei's next flagship phone starting in the first half of 2018. Doing this is a must for Huawei if it wants to fulfill a promise it made last year to top Samsung and Apple and become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. To achieve that goal, Huawei is going to have to cultivate a strong relationship with one of the stateside carriers, which in this case appears to be AT&T.
August 4, 2017
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Huawei's powerful Kirin chip teased in new Mate 10 video
By now, you've probably heard that Huawei is set to announce a beastly smartphone this October. The device in question is called the Mate 10, and it's going to be special for the Chinese manufacturer in more ways than one.
August 29, 2017
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Hundreds of new Emoji coming in iOS 11.1!
iOS 11.1 is coming and, with it, hundreds of new emoji for your pictorial expression pleasure.
October 6, 2017
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I made my own portable phone charger, and I didn't electrocute myself
The best charger when you're trapped in a gas station during the apocalypse
August 3, 2017
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I prefer my photos RAW: The Best RAW camera apps for shooting with the iPhone!
What are the best RAW camera apps available for my iPhone?
October 11, 2017
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I won't buy a Pixel 2 without a headphone jack
Four reasons why the 3.5mm jack is my linchpin.
September 28, 2017
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I'm in love: A week with Substratum/Andromeda theming
System themes are beautiful, but beautiful things that can come with a lot of baggage.
September 28, 2017
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I'm just not that excited about the upcoming Pixel 2
With the original Pixel already my daily companion, why should I imagine trading it in for something else?
August 4, 2017
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I'm worried that FaceID is going to suck--and here's why
Awkward ergonomics means Face ID will never be faster than a fingerprint sensor.
September 12, 2017
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iCloud: The ultimate guide
Apple's iCloud makes it possible to sync and store data you need across all your devices. Easy access, baby!
August 15, 2017
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IDC second quarter data shows tablet market still in disarray
IDC has just completed its analysis of the second quarter tablet market. For the three month period, worldwide tablet shipments declined by 3.4% to 37.9 million units. This performance comes despite Apple's new low priced iPad. Even detachable tablets, once expected to lead the category out of the darkness, were unable to provide much lift for the product. Apple and its iPad continued to have the top market share and also led in unit shipments.
August 3, 2017
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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 Microsoft is the 'platform for everything,' does it really need a phone?
Before smartphones, Windows was the platform for virtually all personal computing.
September 29, 2017
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If the LG V30 doesn't have a secondary ticker screen, will you miss it?
Alright, folks, we are gearing up for another exciting period of the year -- the August-September phone announcement bonanza, with IFA in Berlin, and Apple's iPhone keynote. Among the major players we are about to see, there is LG's upcoming super-powered phablet -- the LG V30.
August 8, 2017
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If You Don't Want AccuWeather Sharing Your Location Even When You're Not Using It, Update Your App Now
We've all been there: You download a new app to your phone or tablet and are asked to share your location data -- even when you're not using the service. In most cases, you can say no and go about your day knowing that the app isn't following your every move. But that's apparently not the case with AccuWeather, as security researchers say the app is accessing users' location data even when they turn off location services.
August 23, 2017
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If you like your notch, you can keep your notch: Apple's web design tips for the iPhone X
If you like your notch, you can keep your notch - that's in a nutshell the WebKit development advice that Apple is giving in the new guidelines for browsing on the "all-screen" iPhone X. That the cutout area where Apple houses the Face ID camera kit will be a challenge for developers is a foregone conclusion, and developers have already come up with flexible solutions to incorporate it in their apps and websites.
September 25, 2017
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If you still want to buy Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL in the UK, you can get one now for £275
Two weeks ago, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of the company's entire range of Lumia Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the UK. all four handsets are coming to the end of their retail lies, and all unlocked models of the phones also sold out on the company's US store this week.
December 28, 2016
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If you want a Pixel 2 XL, you'd better order one right now
So hey, Google dropped two new Pixel phones the other day. Cool, right? Especially that XL model, the design on that one looks pretty nice. Maybe you should buy it, last year's models seemed good -- but yeah, you'd probably wait until it's released and see what the reviews say first, just to be on the safe side. That's the sensible thing to do, right?
October 6, 2017
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If you're buying The Lion King, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere
Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney's are not.
August 15, 2017
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If your iPhone X comes 'late,' Face ID might be to blame
The parts that makes Apple's Face ID possible are reportedly running into production problems.
September 26, 2017
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iFixit ranks repairability of 2016 flagships, LG G5 comes out on top
The LG G5 received the repair-friendly score of 8/10.
December 23, 2016
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IHS: Chinese OLED makers ship over a million panels in Q3 2016
IHS says that combine OLED shipments from all active Chinese OLED makers reached over a 1.4 million panels in Q3 2016 . this is still small relative to Samsung's capacity (which made around 70 million panels in the quarter) but a step forward for these companies.
December 22, 2016
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Images of LG V30 phone leak through marketing campaign
Phone hype starts early for every brand, and this post's for you, LG fans. The company employs Joseph Gordon-Levitt to host annual creative competitions that often involve participants filming something with an LG phone.
August 7, 2017
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In a first, Android apps abuse serious "Dirty Cow" bug to backdoor phones
The critical Linux vulnerability is exploited on Android 1 year after coming to light.
September 26, 2017
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In iOS 11, toggling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 'off' doesn't work. Here's why.
Apple has come under fire for making changes in iOS 11 that enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to remain on even after a device is put in Airplane Mode, potentially exposing users to security risks.
October 10, 2017
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In with the old, out with the new: Apple iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8
KeyBanc Capital Markets conducted an in-store survey of Apple iPhone sales and discovered something interesting. The 2016 Apple iPhone 7 is outselling this year's brand spanking new Apple iPhone 8. Usually, when the latest iPhone model is launched, it swamps older versions when it comes to sales.
October 16, 2017
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India's leading mobile wallet Paytm heads to Canada to facilitate bill payments
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
March 17, 2017
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Indian carrier will repurchase certain iPhone models after one year, for 70% of your cost
As Apple's fortunes in China have turned south, the company has tried to pump up sales in India. Of course, as a developing economy, the price of a new iPhone is rather steep which is why the Apple iPhone SE is being manufactured in the country.
September 29, 2017
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Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo
India-based messaging app Hike is back on the acquisition trail after it picked up Creo, a hardware company that previously released smartphones, streaming devices and an operating system.
August 11, 2017
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Indie gamers rejoice! Permanent "Indie Games" section added to Apple's App Store
After releasing its 12-day "Celebrating Indie Games" event, Apple is now taking another huge step to promote independent game developers and their titles. the App Store now features a dedicated Indie Games section, which is currently highlighted on the main page of the digital distribution platform through a new thumbnail dubbed "Celebrating Indie Games".
March 17, 2017
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Inside Android Oreo's Quest To Protect Your Phone
Android's recently released Oreo update packs in plenty of features, including a battery life boost and a notifications rethink. But Oreo's most important improvements will happen behind the scenes, with a host of security updates designed to evolve with ever-expanding digital threats.
September 1, 2017
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Inside the battery-free cell phone of the future
The battery-free phone runs on ambient light and RF signals, though it's not enough to power your favorite game.
August 16, 2017
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Insiders peg Apple iPhone 8 starting price at $999
The Apple iPhone 8 is one of the most expected devices of the year for a reason: the 10th anniversary iPhone, it is expected to sit atop upgrades to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as a more premium, all-out experience.
August 23, 2017
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Instant Apps now on 500 million Android devices
Instant Apps now available on 500 million Android devices.
August 18, 2017
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iOS 11 adds ability to disable Touch ID with 'cop button'
A new feature lets iPhone users quickly tap the power button to call 911 and prevent unwarranted logins.
August 17, 2017
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iOS 11 battery drain is a real problem, study shows
Big new software upgrades might be awesome and exciting, but they are often accompanied by some unpleasant teething troubles. Apple's introduction of iOS 11 is the latest example of this, as many users reported a variety of problems after they updated to the latest version of the software.
October 3, 2017
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iOS 11 is already on more devices than iOS 10; Android 8 Oreo is still exclusive to the chosen few
It has been three weeks since iOS 11 finally launched officially and was available to users worldwide. The new operating system brought about tons of changes -- like the new control center, screen recording, a new notification dropdown, among others -- and came with its own fair share of bugs, which Apple has been hard at work ironing out, as we are now up to patch 11.0.3.
October 13, 2017
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iOS 11 FAQ: Apple releases public beta 9 just one week before its September iPhone 8 event
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
August 28, 2017
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iOS 11 for iPhone Review
iOS gets updated every year, but Apple has settled into a pattern in which the iPad gets the lion's share of the improvements one year, and the next year is for the iPhone. Sorry iPhone users, the focus is on iPad in 2017, but that doesn't mean this new version has nothing for smartphones.
September 28, 2017
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iOS 11 is causing massive battery drain problems
A study conducted by security research firm Wandera shows that iOS 11 is causing iPhone and iPad batteries to drain faster than ever -- much faster. The difference between iOS 10 and iOS 11 is anything but minor; batteries can drain in half the amount of time following the upgrade.
September 25, 2017
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iOS 11 review: Evolutionary metamorphosis
It's certain that in a few months' time the vast majority of contemporary iPhones and iPads worldwide will be running iOS 11, the next major software update that will be hitting Apple devices.
September 12, 2017
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iOS 11 Safari will turn Google AMP links back into regular ones when sharing
Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
August 23, 2017
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iOS 11 said to cause massive 60% battery decline
A lot of people out there who use an iPhone jump on the latest flavor of iOS as soon as it is launches. The problem with updating as soon as the update lands is that Apple has a history of putting out updates that cause problems for users. It appears that iOS 11 falls into the problem causing side of things. Reports indicate that iOS 11 has significantly impacted the battery life for iPhone and iPad users.
September 25, 2017
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iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID
Beta testers evaluating Apple's upcoming iOS 11 have discovered new emergency SOS functions, as well as what some are calling a "cop button." Press the power button five times on an iPhone running iOS 11, and the device will do two things. First, it brings up an option to dial emergency contacts if you swipe right.
August 18, 2017
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iOS 11.0.2 arrives to address the crackling iPhone 8 audio problem
The bug fix update also claims to fix problems with photos and encrypted e-mails.
October 3, 2017
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iOS 11.0.2 released, fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue
Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 today, less than a week after the release of iOS 11.0.1. The update does not include many changes, but it does fix a key issue that has plagued iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users for more than a week; a crackling noise coming from the earpiece during phone calls and FaceTime calls.
October 3, 2017
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iOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
September 6, 2017
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iOS 11: Why developers are embracing Apple's ARKit
With a huge user base, the only problem for AR development will be developer skills: Udacity and Unity want to help.
October 5, 2017
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iOS 12 wish list: VIP for all messages, not just mail
VIP lets you create a separate group and notification priority for the contacts that matter the most to you. But only in Mail. That's not enough.
September 29, 2017
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iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US
iOS and Samsung's U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple's smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data.
October 13, 2017
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iOS explained: How each version of Apple's mobile OS evolved
With iOS 11 due to be released later this month, here's a look at how Apple's iPhone operating system has changed and grown since 2007.
September 7, 2017
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iOS Siri and Search, and macOS Spotlight, are now powered by Google
Apple is switching from Microsoft Bing to Google search to power Siri and Search in iOS, and Spotlight in macOS. The changeover is taking place right now, and should be complete by the end of the day.
September 25, 2017
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iOS: 'Superior mobile platform for business,' says Accenture
Apple's moral mission to grow the economy just won even more support as Accenture joins the iOS in the enterprise mission.
August 29, 2017
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Wirelessly charge your Qi-enabled phone with ease.
August 22, 2017
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iPhone 6S, 7 and SE get $50 to $100 price cuts
The iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7Plus and SE remain on sale at new, lower prices. Are they good deals?
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 7 is outselling newer iPhone 8 handsets, analyst says
The new Apple iPhone 8 handsets are facing stiff competition from the units they were supposed to replace, according to an analyst looking at retail surveys. Apparently, users are also waiting for the release of the more expensive iPhone X on November 3.
October 16, 2017
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iPhone 7 Plus owners report overheating and black screen camera issues
Some iPhone 7 Plus owners are reporting camera issues including streaks of color on images, a completely black screen instead of an image preview, and a warning that the iPhone needs to cool down before the camera can be used (despite no signs of overheating). some affected owners state Apple replaced their iPhone or, in some cases, just the camera module.
December 30, 2016
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iPhone 7S may get thicker to fit in more goodies
The expanded waistline could make wireless charging a thing according to one report.
August 16, 2017
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iPhone 7s Plus bare logic board poses for the camera, A11 chip and Intel modem markings observed
The announcement of the new iPhone models is just around the corner. Despite Apple's secretive ways, more and more information about the devices is starting to leak out as we draw closer to September.
August 25, 2017
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iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in 'millionths of a second'
Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed, according to a report by the Korea Herald citing insider info.
August 21, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus announced with wireless charging, True Tone display, A11 Bionic processor
An iPhone 7S in all but name
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Don't overlook this shiny, speedy upgrade
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may be Apple's "safe bets" in their 2017 iPhone lineup, but it makes improvements over the iPhone 7 in almost every category.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: The curious case of the time-traveling phone
The iPhone 8 is a great phone, but who is it for?
September 28, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Wireless charging, Portrait Lighting, and five more features you'll want
Don't call them retro.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 4 things that would have made them even better
Apple did it again -- and again, and again. That is, it just unleashed a whole bunch of new smartphones upon us (okay, just three, but that's still one more than usual), and they all seem pretty good so far.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All the new features
Well, folks, it's official - Apple finally took the wraps off its latest iPhone models. While the anniversary iPhone X clearly stole the show at the Steve Jobs Theater, it can be argued that Apple's financial well-being for the next year largely depends on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 Battery Swells, Splitting Phone Open for Some Users
With the iPhone 8 Plus now on the market the rumors about the device are finally over. The launch hasn't been as smooth as past iPhone launches though with some owners reporting that the battery inside the smartphone is failing, when that failure happens the iPhone is splitting apart at the screen.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table
Apple's HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving. When the company shared an early build of the speaker firmware, many developers started digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. And iHelp BR spotted an interesting reference to the facial recognition feature.
August 7, 2017
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iPhone 8 Leaks from Multiple Sources Allege Only Slight Curves for Screen
A couple days ago I mentioned that rumors were swirling that the iPhone 8 might not get that curved screen that has been rumored for so long. that was the big feature that many people were hoping for and now only a couple days later there are several more reports from typically reliable sources cropping up that say Apple has ditched plans for that curved OLED.
March 17, 2017
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iPhone 8 mass production has reportedly started, device on track for regular September launch
Many people in the recent months (present company included) have had their doubts about Apple's ability to produce the iPhone 8 in time for its traditional mid-September launch window. And this has all to do with the tons of sketchy analyst predictions that have been flying around recently, such as this one from Bank of America, or this other one from Morgan Stanley (which directly contradicts its own words from just a month earlier).
August 3, 2017
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iPhone 8 may get killer video upgrade, HomePod leak hints
4K resolution at 60 frames per second would make iPhone videos crystal clear and buttery smooth.
August 4, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling in at least 6 different reports
A handful of iPhone 8 Plus phones have split apart in at least five different countries in the past 2 weeks, according to various reports.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus camera test: Is it worth the upgrade from iPhone 7 Plus?
The iPhone 8 Plus doesn't appear to be much of an upgrade in terms of its camera--so how exactly does it perform compared to the iPhone 7 Plus?
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus handset reportedly cracks open while charging
Only two incidents reported, and no explanation yet.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery
It's not exactly a revolutionary device, but the iPhone 8 Plus does promise some evolutionary updates in the camera department. Apple claims that low light image quality is improved, thanks to a new image signal processor, and Portrait Mode gets an interesting update in the addition of a beta Portrait Lighting feature.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8 low light camera shootout: Which is better for taking photos at night?
When it comes to taking pictures in broad daylight, you'd be hard-pressed to point out a recent flagship that's not capable of snapping a good photo. Yes, some are better than others, but we've come to the point where every major smartphone out there is capable of delivering agreeable results when taking pictures during the day.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8: Which dual camera is better?
We tested out the dual cameras on Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung's Note 8 to see which one takes better portraits, landscapes and low-light shots.
September 29, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8: Which phone has better video?
See how these dual-camera phones compare when it comes to video quality.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus cameras compared: is there really much of a difference?
There's no denying that the iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera ever put on an iPhone. After all, it is the latest and greatest iPhone model yet, and Apple has thrown in improvements on both the hardware and the software front. But really, what has changed?
October 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus iPhone X: Spec showdown
Which is the better iPhone on paper--the one that costs more paper? You might be surprised.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 production line shot with potato cam, we see a lot of back panels
So, it's a well-known fact that Apple and its manufacturing partners over in China have some Draconian rules in place for factory workers in order to minimize -- nay -- eliminate any leaks from the production lines. People that go in and out pass through a metal detector, cameras are following if anyone tries to pocket a piece of the future iPhone, and so on. Needless to say, there are no personal phones and absolutely no cameras on the premises.
August 14, 2017
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iPhone 8 screen resolution versus screen technology
Confession: I hadn't even been considering the screen resolution of iPhone 8 (D22). I'm no stranger to such considerations. I went more than a little overboard running the resolution options on a 4-inch iPhone back before iPhone 5 shipped. Likewise imagining the resolution of a 5-inch iPhone before iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipped.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 review:
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September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 review: The forgotten iPhone
The iPhone 8 is a successful execution of a familiar idea. From the outside, it appears the very definition of an iterative upgrade, and with the bleeding-edge iPhone X on the horizon and scads of Android phones that have had similar features for years, the 8 doesn't seem likely to carve out a lasting legacy for itself as some iPhones have.
September 27, 2017
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iPhone 8 review: The upgrade many people will be looking for
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go Bionic: Better-looking displays, inductive charging, smarter cameras, neural engine processing, AR-optimized -- for everyone not interested in the X-factor.
September 23, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Production delays may mean the new iPhone will be hard to find
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone right here.
August 23, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: iPhone 8 mockups are everywhere
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone right here.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Launch date has been pushed back to October (or maybe November)
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Plastic OLED for a curved display with innovative 'sensing technology'
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
December 19, 2016
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iPhone 8 rumors: what we expect from Apple's new iPhone
As we've come to expect every fall, a new iPhone is headed our way and this year things are looking zanier than ever. From minimizing the bezels to getting rid of the home button, it looks like the iPhone 8 will receive a drastic makeover from previous iterations. Here are all the rumors, leaked details, and speculations about what we can expect to see from Apple later this year.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: selfie camera comparison
Whether you're willing to admit it or not, selfies are an important part of everyday culture. You take one when you see something cool on the street; you snap a couple when you meet a friend you haven't seen in months; or, you simply take one when you feel good with the way you look today.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 versus Pixel 2: Battle of the smaller flagship phones
Here's how the two stack up head-to-head.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8: Apple has CPU cycles to burn
A referee would have stopped this fight
September 25, 2017
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iPhone 8: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price
Despite months of rumors about turbulence in Cupertino and manufacturing issues in the supply chain, it appears we can now once again expect to see three new iPhones in early September, as usual. Exhibit A: August 1's reassuring earnings call, which investors took as a clear signal from Apple: everything is fine, we are on track.
August 2, 2017
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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus announced
iPhone 8 is officially on the way.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8, 'swollen batteries', and what you really need to know
There are a small percentage of battery failures every year for every lithium-ion phone. But that won't stop iPhone 8 'swollen batteries' from making headlines!
September 29, 2017
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iPhone Cases Recalled; Liquid Inside Can Burn Skin
An electronics company is voluntarily recalling about 263,000 liquid glitter iPhone cases for a potential chemical burn hazard.
August 2, 2017
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iPhone exploit breaks the Messages app indefinitely
A new hack, discovered by hacker Vincedes3, can crash and disable the Messages app on any device running iOS 8 through to iOS 10. the revelation was made popular by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, who uploaded a video presenting the exploit's destructive impacts. Additionally, Vincedes3 has documented the exploit on his own channel.
December 30, 2016
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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots
China's iPhone factories are being automated
December 30, 2016
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'iPhone slow': What you need to know about iOS updates
Like horror film franchises, the nightmare of dumb "iPhone slow" stories come back year after year after year... Luckily, so do the dumb story slayers.
October 9, 2017
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iPhone X and 8 will fast-charge with third-party cables
But you'll still need one specialized Apple-only cord to make it all work.
September 26, 2017
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iPhone X and iOS 11 bring a welcome change to iOS lockscreen notifications
The Apple iPhone X will only show lockscreen notifications with actual content when it knows you are the one who is watching and if it's somebody else, they will only see the notification source, but not the notification content itself (which might be sensitive).
October 11, 2017
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iPhone X and iPhone 8 in Canada: Everything you need to know!
If you're in Canada, here's what you need to know about the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X and iPhone 8: Here are all Apple's hype videos
Commentary: You can't just listen to middle-aged men tell you about the products. You have to feel the promotional videos.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X Announced And Release Date, Specs, Price, Features Revealed
The future of iPhone has been revealed.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X announced with edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and no home button
The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it's called the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone 10"). This new super flagship phone from Apple features an edge-to-edge screen with a notch at the top to accommodate the front-facing camera and new Face ID sensors. It's also, along with the new iPhone models, one of the first iPhones to support wireless charging.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X basically has a Kinect on the front to enable Face ID
It remains to be seen whether Apple's Face ID will be as convenient as Touch ID (it already failed on stage), but at the very least we can't accuse Apple of not dedicating enough hardware to the task. The front of the new iPhone X has a full-on depth-sensing system much like that of the original Kinect.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X Brings Big Changes, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Get a Few
Apple needed to pull out all the stops for the tenth anniversary iPhone, and its response is the iPhone X, which will include an edge-to-edge screen, facial recognition, and wireless charging.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X Production Hiccup Could Lead To Shortages
One of the most-talked about features of Apple's upcoming iPhone X -- "Face ID," which allows a user to unlock their phone by looking at it -- is causing a headache for the company: Issues with the facial recognition system are reportedly slowing down production, and could translate into widespread shortages when the high-end phones finally go on sale.
September 27, 2017
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iPhone X Production May Not Have Even Started Yet
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X earlier this month, it was immediately obvious which device had captured the public's imagination.
September 25, 2017
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iPhone X retail box highlights its new design
At its announcement event in September, Apple revealed everything there is to know about the iPhone X--its stunning design, advanced new features, and a price tag that could make your head spin. However, one little secret remained--no one really knew what its retail packaging was going to look like.
October 4, 2017
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iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30
The new iPhone X offers some flashy features, but it's not the only premium phone available.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X versus iPhone 8 Plus and 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus and 7: What's the difference?
Apple just announced the forthcoming release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Here's how the new models compare to last year's versions.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X wireless charging won't be available at launch, report suggests
Mere hours ahead of the unveiling of the long-awaited iPhone X (or whatever Apple's gonna call its 10th anniversary iPhone), famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has claimed that wireless charging won't be ready for prime time at the release of the new iPhone.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: 3 reasons you should wait for Apple's $1,000 phone
Our iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews are in, and -- spoiler alert -- they're exactly the high-quality updates to last year's iPhones we expected. They're also sensible and safe compared to the bold, brassy, experimental iPhone X that we've all been waiting for. Unless you're set on the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus as your affordable iPhone workhorse, put your buying ambitions on hold until Apple launches its flagship iPhone X on Nov. 3.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: All the new features
You've probably read that a million time today, but the iPhone X is easily Apple's most advanced iPhone yet. With a treasure trove of features that are totally new for the iPhone lineup, it fairly deserves the crown.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone of the future
Tomorrow's smartphone is almost here, and it's called the iPhone X.
September 29, 2017
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iPhone X: Face ID, OLED screen, wireless charging and the other features you'll care about most
Good-bye Home button, hello OLED.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: How Face ID works
It's like a tiny Microsoft Kinect embedded in your phone, plus machine learning.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X's TrueDepth camera causing mass production issues
We already knew that there were production glitches early on with the iPhone X, that could keep some people from getting their new phones on time, but a new analyst report suggests that the phone may also be suffering with component shipment issues and the complexity of the unit's TrueDepth camera.
September 25, 2017
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iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is years ahead of the Android competition
The iPhone is rarely the first smartphone to bring a new technology to market, but when Apple decides to implement a novel feature it typically gets it right from the start. This also seems to be the case with the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X, which is said to be a few years ahead of the Android competition.
October 3, 2017
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iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?
8 different ways to narrow down your decision.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature wireless charging
Finally! Apple joins other companies, including archrival Samsung, that already offer the feature in their phones.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X, iPhone 8: Watch the biggest moments from Apple
You don't need to watch Apple's entire keynote to check out the iPhone X or see what's new with the Apple Watch and wireless charging. We've clipped out the biggest moments for you.
September 12, 2017
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Is Face ID secure? Apple takes on lingering questions
An Apple report should quell most privacy concerns about the iPhone X's facial recognition tech. But the company leaves a few questions unanswered.
September 27, 2017
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Is Google's $129 Pixel 2 insurance actually worth it?
You can shell out $129 to give your Pixel 2 some added peace of mind, but should you?
October 6, 2017
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Is LG taking jabs at the Galaxy Note 8 with these new V30 teasers?
LG and Samsung are both getting ready to release brand new high-end smartphones with large screens: the V30 and the Galaxy Note 8, respectively. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with an S Pen stylus (which may be seen by some as an essential feature), the V30 doesn't have any pen. Nevertheless, LG doesn't seem to be impressed by the Note 8 and its S Pen, as it released two V30 teaser videos that appear to be taking jabs at Samsung's upcoming handset.
August 22, 2017
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Is LGD working with Apple to develop foldable OLED technologies?
According to the Korea Herald, LG Display started to develop a foldable OLED display specifically for Apple. LG Display is collaborating with LG Innotek who will develop a flexible printed circuit board for the display.
October 11, 2017
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Is metal really a better material than plastic on phones?
Metal and glass might look nice, but phones made out of plastic were never really bad in the first place.
October 10, 2017
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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell
I fear big batts and I cannot lie. Y'all better duck and dive...
October 6, 2017
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Is that an iPhone 8 in Tim Cook's pocket?
People on the internet seem to think Apple CEO Tim Cook is carrying around the next iPhone, as evidenced by a photo he tweeted today of a visit to a manufacturer. Could that bulge in his right-hand pocket be the next iPhone? Is this how low we're going to go for iPhone rumors? (Yes.)
August 23, 2017
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Is the Google Pixel 2 a good replacement for Windows phone converts?
In a world where Microsoft has given up on consumer mobiles, is the Google Pixel 2 a good fit?
October 11, 2017
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Is the Google Pixel 2 a good replacement for Windows users?
In a world where Microsoft has given up on consumer mobiles, is the Google Pixel 2 a good fit?
October 10, 2017
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Is this the Google Pixel 2?
Reputable phone leaker Evan Blass says there's no headphone jack.
August 4, 2017
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It is alive! Chinese iPhone 8 clone pops up on short video
Ah, the world of counterfeit phones -- ain't it grand? For the past few years, we've seen knockoffs of various hot and heavily-anticipated phones pop up here and there. The amusing thing is that some clones get "released" before the device they are copying is ever even announced. Of course, the iPhone 8 being... well -- the iPhone 8 -- knockoffs are guaranteed. And lo and behold, one has already been caught in the wild.
August 28, 2017
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Is wireless charging bad for your smartphone?
With Apple adopting wireless charging in the iPhone 8 and X, many users will be tempted to leave their phones on an inductive charging pad all day. Will that hurt the battery?
September 29, 2017
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It was a pleasant summer for iOS with market share gains in 7 out of 9 countries
Just released data has revealed that Apple had a pleasant summer around the world. According to Kantar, seven of the nine markets monitored by the analytical firm saw iOS market share rise on a year-over-year basis during the three months ended in August. In the U.S., Apple's mobile operating system had a 35% market share during the three months, up 3.7 percentage points from the same time period in 2016. Android's share during the same months showed a decline of 2.9 percentage points in the states.
October 13, 2017
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Issues popping up for Apple iPhone X 3D sensor suppliers; low yields could affect production numbers
With Apple slated to deliver the tenth anniversary iPhone X model on November 3rd, a new report published in Japan today says that production issues have cropped up in relation to the production of parts for Face ID.
September 26, 2017
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It's September 2017, and the Moto X Pure Edition just got Android 7.0
The Moto X Pure Edition is finally being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in the U.S., but does it really matter?
September 28, 2017
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It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things
Google addresses dozens of security flaws in mobile platform
August 9, 2017
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It's getting harder and harder to find good Windows phones -- and that's just sad
As crazy as it may seem to some people, there are still plenty of Windows phone fans who want Windows phones. The problem is Windows phones are becoming increasingly hard to acquire.
September 4, 2017
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It's pronounced 'iPhone Ten'
Hate to be that guy, but the "X" in iPhone X is spoken aloud in the following way:
September 12, 2017
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It's official: Google reveals Android 8.0 Oreo
Five months ago, Google announced the first details of Android O, the next major version of its operating system. Since then, it's released four Developer Previews, while speculation has run rampant over the identity of the sweet, delicious treat after which the new update will be named.
August 21, 2017
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It's really hard to use the Moto Z2 Force without a Moto Mod on the back
Some phones have quirks, and others have core issues.
August 2, 2017
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It's taken AT&T over a year to upgrade the ZTE ZMAX 2 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
When it comes to delivering OS updates to its devices, AT&T has an appalling track record. It took seven months for the carrier to bring Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia 640 XL; updates for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge arrived on AT&T months after other US carriers; and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 didn't get its Marshmallow update for over a year after Google released it.
December 21, 2016
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Itchy-fingered OnePlus presses refresh, out pops value champ 3T
Pricier than its last, but still undercuts Apple and co
December 20, 2016
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iTranslate's new app gets us one step closer to simple, real-time translation
It's more fun to use than the rest, even if it falls a bit short
August 3, 2017
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Misc. - J

Jabra Elite Sport wireless review: one day, these buds could replace your current tracker
Fitness buffs will love how much they can do with them, but $250 is still steep.
December 21, 2016
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Japan Display to restructure itself as an OLED producer?
For Japan Display, the company is in a rather tough financial condition. Even though smartphones continue to sell, Japan Display's LCD panel business for the connected devices cannot make up for the company's late entry into OLED displays. And even Apple, which has stood by its LCD screens since the unveiling of the very first iPhone in 2007, is experimenting this year with one of its handsets. The tenth-anniversary Apple iPhone 8 will likely become the first iOS powered device to carry an OLED screen, leaving the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus to carry on this year with LCD panels.
August 8, 2017
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Joe Belfiore admits Windows Phone is dead -- only bug fixes and security updates to come for Windows 10 Mobile
Joe Belfiore has finally admitted what we have all known for some time: The Windows Phone dream is dead. Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows used Twitter to make it clear that Windows 10 Mobile will receive "bug fixes, security updates, etc," but adds that "building new features/hw aren't the focus."
October 9, 2017
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Jolla Announces Sailfish X
As some more Linux phone news this week besides Android Oreo and Purism's Librem 5 smartphone effort, Jolla has just announced their plans for shipping Sailfish X.
August 25, 2017
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Jony Ive on the iPhone and the 'pursuit of excellence'
During an interview at a conference Friday, Apple's design chief discusses higher standards, the creative process and his work with Steve Jobs.
October 6, 2017
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Jony Ive: The iPhone X marks "a new chapter" in design, but Apple has more big ideas in store
Even though it's yet to be released to the public, the iPhone X is already a fairly controversial device. Sure, it has an interesting new design, but many fans have expressed their concerns about the drawbacks associated with it. The two biggest culprits are, of course, the display notch (which may prove to be a distraction when using the phone in landscape mode) and the removal of TouchID (which some people find less obtrusive than using facial recognition).
October 11, 2017
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Junk call nightmare flooded woman with hundreds of bizarre phone calls a day
Kim France gets a lot of calls--but nothing prepared her for receiving 700 a day.
August 28, 2017
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Just Dance 2018 Demo Page On Xbox One Store Hilariously Lists Support For PlayStation Accessories
While the game will in fact be coming to the Xbox One, it was mistakenly described that the console would support PlayStation accessories.
October 9, 2017
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Just like that: Google Pixel 2 XL 'panda' is now out of stock
The number one issue with the original Google Pixel was that it was just so hard to find and buy in many places. Naturally, everyone who loved that phone, hoped to see the Pixel 2 improved--but also--available!
October 5, 2017
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Misc. - K

Kamerar ZOOM is a lens attachment for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera
With the 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses of its dual-camera, the iPhone 7 Plus offers more flexibility in terms of focal length than most smartphones. If that's still not enough, the Kamerar ZOOM is now the first lens attachment designed for the iPhone's dual-camera.
December 21, 2016
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Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN service is free, but Android users aren't happy with the permissions it requires
In a time when people are more concerned about privacy than ever, security tools such as VPNs are proving increasingly popular. Kaspersky Lab recently released a VPN tool for Android, and reviewers are voicing concerns about the permissions required by the app.
August 18, 2017
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KDE Plasma Mobile Explores Switch to AOSP from CyanogenMod
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP).
December 28, 2016
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Keep calm and solve your Sudoku with this new AR app for the iPhone
Are you a Sudoku timewaster puzzle master? If not, then read on. Apple's new ARKit has been a boon for developers, and we aren't talking augmented reality success stories like IKEA's virtual sofa placement app. There are actually numerous ingenious ways to utilize the AR software Apple supplies, and one of those solves... Sudoku puzzles for you.
September 25, 2017
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Keep some Texan pride on your home screen with these wallpapers
Texas is a big state with a big heart.
August 31, 2017
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Keep your screen on in Pokemon Go (or any app) with Tasker
The moment your screen goes unexpectedly black is gut-wrenching.
August 8, 2017
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KGI: Apple is two years ahead of Qualcomm with 3D sensing tech
Apple was years ahead of the industry when it first launched a 64-bit chip in its iPhone 5s, and it was years ahead with the introduction of fingerprint scanning, and this year, the expected signature feature of the Apple iPhone 8 - its 3D face scanning feature that will replace fingerprint scanning - is said to be at least 2 years ahead of the closest competitor, Qualcomm, according to a report by KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo.
August 22, 2017
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Kotlin's killin' Java among Android devs
By the end of 2018, says Realm, Kotlin will overtake Java for Android apps
October 10, 2017
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Kryptowire Details Blu, Cubot Smartphone Vulnerabilities
Kryptowire revealed more information about vulnerabilities present in smartphones made by Cubot and Blu. The security company explained what information is at risk, how that data is exfiltrated, and, in some cases, where the servers used to store this "private" info are located.
August 2, 2017
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Misc. - L

Late stage socialism: China fully blocks WhatsApp
Tough times for devoted WhatsApp users in China - the popular messaging app has been just blocked locally, following several days of spotty functionality on a local scale. It's joining the fold of multiple other ultra-popular apps, services, and websites like Wikipedia, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, most of Google's services, and many others.
September 26, 2017
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Latest Android distribution numbers show Nougat's progress is too slow before Android O arrives
Google has just updated the Android distribution figures for the month of August, and things aren't that great considering a new version of the OS is just around the corner.
August 8, 2017
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Latest iPhone 8 rumor hints at facial recognition support for Apple Pay
The iPhone 8 rumor mill is in full swing, with yet another report cropping up and shedding new light upon recent news that iPhone 8 might include facial recognition technology. A few days ago, renowned developer, Steve Troughton-Smith, found evidence backing the existence of infrared face unlocking throughout Apple's HomePod software payload.
August 4, 2017
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Latest LG V30 render leak shows front, back and sides in full
The LG V30 has leaked yet again, showing a similar design to the G6.
August 16, 2017
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Latest Nougat beta update for the S7 edge fixes reboot issue
Bug fixes, transparent notifications, and no more errant reboots.
December 27, 2016
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Latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ wearing these four colors
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, are both expected to meet the light of day on March 29th. Ironically, this is going to take place in the Big Apple. the new models could be released on April 28th.
March 17, 2017
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Latest Skype for Android update brings dark theme to the app
Skype has recently integrated PayPal in its iOS and Android app, providing in-app mobile payments to users. The app has now received another update for Android devices bringing different theme options and more.
August 4, 2017
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Latest version of BBM for Android now released to the public
Last month, BlackBerry offered a new beta version of its BBM for Android messaging app. Today, this new version of BBM for Android is ready for public release with a version number of v3.3.7.94. Among the new features is an improved chat UI that includes new chat balloons and static backgrounds. New and free stickers can now be found faster, and you can more easily manage the groups you belong to with options to "Leave" and "Delete."
August 17, 2017
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Latest Viber update brings pinned messages, replies in group, more
Viber, one of the many popular messaging apps for mobile devices, is often seen as the underdog. Nevertheless, many favor Viber over other bigger apps like Messenger or WhatsApp, hence the large number of users reported by the developer. If you're one of those Viber fans, then you'll be pleased to know there's a new version available for download.
October 5, 2017
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Leak shows new Google Pixel 2 XL with and without case
Leaks always happen before big events, and with Google's event on Wednesday to reveal its upcoming product lineup, there are still more tidbits coming out. This time, it is images of the high-end Pixel 2 XL's design.
October 2, 2017
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Leak: iPhone X to get special Dynamic wallpapers to highlight its new OLED display
The upcoming Apple iPhone X is the first-ever iPhone with an OLED (that's organic light-emitting diode) display. The tech has been used by plenty of Android phone manufacturers before, most prominently by Samsung, who is a major player at driving the technology forward with its Super AMOLED brand. In fact, it's Samsung that will be providing the OLED panels for Apple's new flagship.
October 13, 2017
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Leaked iPhone 7s dimensions show a larger, thicker chassis because... glass
So far, we've had countless of leaks, rumors, dummies and case maker renders trying to guesstimate and depict the upcoming iPhone 8 with a new for Apple OLED display that will supposedly occupy most of the handset's front. That's not all there will be to this year's iPhone crop announcement next month, though.
August 16, 2017
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Leaked press render shows off LG V30 next to the Galaxy S8+ and LG G6
LG's upcoming flagship looks a lot like the Galaxy S8.
August 3, 2017
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Leaked Service Eligibility Guidelines show how Apple decides whether to repair or replace iPhones
What are the chances of getting a new iPhone if your handset develops some sort of fault? If you take a damaged or troublesome iPhone into an Apple store, you might be told you're eligible for a repair, or you might walk out with a completely new phone. A newly leaked document shows how Apple decides what treatment you receive.
September 4, 2017
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Lenovo demonstrates two foldable device prototypes
Lenovo recently demonstrated two new foldable device prototypes that use flexible OLED displays. First up is the CPlus, a smartphone that turns into a smartwatch or actually a smart "band" that is worn on the wrist.
December 22, 2016
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Lenovo ditches Vibe Pure UI, will ship stock Android on all future phones
Lenovo is sticking to stock Android, starting with the K8 Note.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo heralds the return of the Moto X lineup with announcement of the X4
Along with a number of other announcements - including the Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset, new Windows 10 PCs, and the Home Assistant Pack - Lenovo announced the Moto X4, heralding the return of the Moto X lineup. The new handset is a mid-range, so it's not quite on par with the Moto Z2 Force, but the company says that it's "a smartphone crafted to perfection."
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo is ditching its Vibe Pure UI, switching to stock Android for all future phones
Lenovo has confirmed that it's abandoning the Vibe Pure UI that currently ships on its Android handsets. Like many manufacturers, Lenovo developed its own user experience on top of Android in an effort to differentiate its devices at the software level, but that's about to change.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo K8 Note debuts in India with a 10-core CPU, stock Android for $215
Ten CPU cores, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a massive 4000mAh battery for what amounts to $215.
August 9, 2017
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform
Google has been working on its Project Tango augmented reality platform since at least 2014, but that's just when it was unveiled. a lot of work has gone into improving the way phones analyze their environments, but does that translate well into consumer products? In the case of the first official Tango phone, that's a big, fat "no." the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.
December 28, 2016
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK
Get past its size, and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an average phone, suitable for daily use. Its Tango camera shows AR's potential on mobile, but it's still too early to make this a must-have phablet.
December 19, 2016
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Lenovo smartphones will all feature stock Android from now on
Starting with the K8 Note, all of Lenovo's smartphones will come with stock Android installed. The company is dropping its customized Vibe Pure UI in favour of an (almost) untouched version of Android.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo to phase out its Vibe UI, will ship nearly-stock Android on all future phones
Lenovo's homebrewed Vibe Pure UI, which can be found on almost any Lenovo-branded smartphone out in the wild, is going the way of the dinosaurs. The news got broked by Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India's head of marketing.
August 4, 2017
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Let's be honest, no one really needs a $1,000 smartphone
A thousand dollars could be a down payment on a car, a month's rent, a few months of groceries or--it'll get you a smartphone.
October 2, 2017
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LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones
The phone industry may officially have many players, but in the United States its nearly a duopoly between Samsung and Apple. Worldwide, those two companies extract virtually all the profit from the phone market, but that's a different topic. It can be difficult for other companies to stand out in the US, but LG may have hit on an interesting way to do so, by offering free FM radio on its phones.
August 11, 2017
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LG announced its next flagship phone will adopt a 6" edge-curved FullVision OLED display
LG Electronics announced that its next flagship smartphone will be the first phone to adopt LG Display's plastic OLED FullVision display. This will be the first LG phone to use an AMOLED display since the G Flex 2 in 2015, and this is the first step in LG's plan to extend its OLED leadership from TVs to smartphones.
August 3, 2017
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LG confirms its next flagship smartphone has a 6-inch plastic OLED FullVision display
LG has confirmed rumors that its next flagship smartphone will feature a 6-inch OLED screen. While the Korean company does not reveal the name of the handset, it is believed to be the V30 which is due to be revealed very soon.
August 3, 2017
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LG Electronics' Q3 profits soar, but its mobile division is still struggling
LG Electronics has just posted its operating profit estimates for the third quarter of 2017, and it's fair to say things are a bit of a mixed bag. On the surface, the results are very impressive: the company has achieved an 82.2% year-over-year increase in profit, which is quite the improvement.
October 10, 2017
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LG finally unveils the V30 in all of its glory
After teasing various features of the V30 for almost a month, LG is finally unveiling its new flagship handset in all of its glory. The company says that people record 3.5 exabytes of video every year, or 50,000 years worth of footage, so it was time to focus on the video recording aspects of the camera.
August 31, 2017
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LG G5 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
Running Nougat on LG's smaller flagship? we want to know what you think!
December 23, 2016
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LG G6 invite confirms Feb 26 launch at Mobile World Congress
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
January 19, 2017
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LG G6 now available to pre-order in the U.S.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint kick off pre-orders for LG's latest ahead of April 7 street date.
March 17, 2017
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LG heads to CES armed with a bevy of new smartphones
New K-series models and a third-gen Stylo round out the company's affordable offerings.
December 22, 2016
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LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem
A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by "loose contact between components', the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.
March 17, 2017
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LG is making its own smartphone chipsets again, new trademark filings suggest
Some of you might remember that back in 2014 LG followed in the footsteps of rivals like Samsung and Huawei and launched its own chipset, called NUCLUN. But chances are that you don't, as said chipset only made it to a single, Korea-exclusive device (which also tanked).
October 4, 2017
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LG launches V30 with super-wide-angle lens and advanced video features
LG has launched its V30 flagship phone at IFA in Berlin, and like its predecessors in the V-series the V30 puts a lot of emphasis on camera and video features and performance. LG goes as far as to promise a "whole-new video experience."
August 31, 2017
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LG points out the LG V30's design features in a new video
Now that the LG V30 has been unveiled, LG Mobile has released what it is calling the phone's "Design Video." It is 42 seconds of images and specs that mentions various design features of the multimedia-centric device. The video starts with what LG calls the handset's Balanced Design. That refers to the fact that the larger 6-inch screen on the V30 is found on a device that is smaller in size than the LG V20, which featured a smaller 5.7-inch display. The video also points out that the handset is sleek and trim at 7.3mm thin.
August 31, 2017
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LG shows a behind the scenes look at creating the V30's wallpapers
The announcement of the LG V30 draws near, and LG has shown off its process for creating device wallpapers.
August 18, 2017
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LG shows how it made the V30 wallpapers in behind-the-scenes video
Here's a question: last time you bought a new phone, did you pay any attention to its stock wallpaper? Chances are you didn't -- either you're the type of person who immediately changes it to something of their own liking, or the one which couldn't care less about something as superficial as a wallpaper.
August 18, 2017
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LG sued in class-action lawsuit over bricked G4 and V10
Plaintiffs claim that in addition to selling defective phones, LG's customer support was underwhelming and that it "refused to provide any remedy."
March 17, 2017
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LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
That's one way avoid the CES scrum -- just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have a few other tricks up its sleeve at Vegas in a few weeks, but the company picked Christmas week to start unloading its show announcements, including a quintet of new smartphones.
December 22, 2016
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LG takes the wraps off V30 flagship
The G6 is a nice high-end smartphone, but it cannot hold its own against Apple's next iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S8. LG's new V30, however, might just have what it takes to level the playing field.
August 31, 2017
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LG teases us with svelte V30 but refuses to say if it's coming to Blighty
'Key European markets'? C'mon, just tell us already
August 31, 2017
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LG V20 achieves 85 points in DxOMark Mobile testing
The V20 is a high-end smartphone from LG that has been designed with a focus on audiovisual performance. Its camera specification is very similar to the sister model G5. the dual-camera setup combines a 16MP sensor with F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization in the main camera with an 8MP/F2.4 unstabilized wide-angle module, allowing for quick changes of field of view.
December 22, 2016
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LG V30
LG's long-awaited V30, the company's first OLED phone for a long time, sports a 6-inch curved flexible AMOLED with a resolution of 1440x2880 (537 PPI). Other notable features include a snapdragon 835 chipset, 64/128 GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, dual-lens rear camera, circular fingerprint scanner.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 battery life score is out: big improvements!
The LG V30 is an outstanding camera phone, but with LG falling short in terms of battery life in the past, we wondered whether it has finally improved with the V30.
October 13, 2017
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LG V30 camera app modded for G6, here's how to add the new features
Back when we previewed the new LG V30 a few days ago at the IFA expo prebriefings, we started wondering whether you would need the G6 anymore, for reasons explained in our hands-on of the V30. Well, the new phablet is only slightly larger than the G6, more powerful, and, although it doesn't have Dolby Vision-certified display, it is probably the most media-centric Android at the moment.
September 4, 2017
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LG V30 closer look: Camera features
One of the defining features of LG's V-series of phones has always been the camera, and the company isn't changing that with the V30. Along with hardware improvements that include a glass lens with an f/1.6 aperture, there are also software improvements.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 closer look: Security features, including facial and voice recognition
Yesterday, LG launched the V30, the latest flagship from the company's V-series. It uses a 1440p OLED FullVision display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and more, but it also has a number of security features for unlocking the device, including fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 color versions: all the official images
The LG V30 is still being presented onstage as we speak, but its specs and design are already official, and the press photos are out for the world to gawk at. LG's newest and most powerful phablet will be available in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet, and you can choose which one you like the most from the images above.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 Floating Bar overview: what it does and how it works
One of the many features that made the LG V10 and V20 stand out was the secondary display situated above their main screen. It hosted shortcuts to apps and contacts, it gave you quick control over your music from any screen, and it displayed notifications even when the phone was in stand-by. But it also occupied some space -- space that LG needed in the V30 to produce a more beautiful phone and to achieve a remarkable screen-to-body ratio.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 gets pictured up close and personal, shows off sleek curved design
As you're probably well aware by now, LG has a new high-end smartphone coming out in a couple of days. And it's fair to say that the V30, as it's called, isn't exactly a well-kept secret -- the company itself has been tirelessly teasing us with writeups on its features for the past month, while the device itself got its very public visual debut thanks to actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
August 28, 2017
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LG V30 is the first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600Mhz LTE band for rural areas
The new LG V30 will be the first phone to support T-Mobile's new 4G LTE frequency, the 600MHz channel, or simply: LTE band 71, according to T-Mobile chief executive officer John Legere.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 new UI features: what we've found so far!
The LG V30 is official, and during our hands-on time with the device, we found a handful of sweet new features that LG has baked into the phone's UI.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 navbar customization: how to change color scheme, rearrange and add buttons
Navbar customization once used to be a feature reserved for the realm of Android rooting and custom ROMs, but this is not strictly the case anymore! With the number of OEMs allowing users to customize the navigational bars on their phones, to some degree at least, this feature is slowly, but surely, creeping its way into the mainstream. And that's just awesome, we think!
September 5, 2017
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LG V30 official battery life numbers tell a familiar tale
What, did you expect a Quad HD flagship with a 3300 mAh battery to last two full days? We hope not, as LG has posted some official battery life numbers for the V30, and they are a mixed bag compared to even its own estimates for the V20 predecessor.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 pictures leak thanks to partnership with online production company
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the kind of face that is familiar. Immediately, you might remember him from the Julia Stiles-Larisa Oleynik vehicle "10 Things I Hate About You." So what does a 36-year old actor have to do with the LG V30? P
August 7, 2017
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LG V30 retail price might have just been revealed
At this year's IFA tech show, LG officially announced the latest member of its high-end V series. The Korean company revealed many of the specs and features of its new V30 smartphone, yet it stopped short of providing concrete info about its pricing and availability. Nevertheless, a couple of clues about the MSRP did emerge online.
September 4, 2017
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LG V30 rumor review: design, specs, price, release date, and all we know so far
LG has something big and powerful to show us on August 31. That would be a new phone, naturally -- the LG V30, as it will be called. Its purpose: to be the most technologically advanced smartphone LG's mobile division is capable of creating, to be a multimedia powerhouse capable of capturing and reproducing music, images and video with top-notch quality, and to be a worthy successor to the LG V20 from last year, of course. Here's how LG plans on achieving all of this.
August 17, 2017
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LG V30 said to sport a pressure-sensitive TouchSense display, with animated UI to match
Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is planning to introduce a pressure-sensitive display on the upcoming V30 phablet, tip supply chain sources out of Korea today. Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive "force touch" display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution, only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.
August 14, 2017
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LG V30 size comparison versus Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, LG G6, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, iPhone 7 Plus
It's big, it's sleek, and it's got small bezels: meet the best LG device to date, the V30.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 takes on Galaxy S8 with "FullVision" display, dual cameras
After a succession of middling phones, LG has finally made a desirable one.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 tips and tricks
The LG V30 has just launched in the United States and it's the company's best looking and most powerful phone so far.
October 12, 2017
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LG V30 to be a media powerhouse with a focus on video
The LG V series have always been about two things: big screens and... camera power. The new LG V30 is right around the corner and it sticks true to that formula, but this time around the focus will not be only on photography, but also on video, according to a report by Android Authority.
August 4, 2017
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LG V30 unboxing
In classic LG fashion, the LG V30 has a somewhat slow release schedule: it was unveiled back at the end of August but is only now hitting the store shelves stateside. So to commemorate the fact that we can finally get our hands on a retail unit, we've prepared a small unboxing for your viewing pleasure.
October 12, 2017
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LG V30 unboxing and first impressions
LG finally announced the V30. There wasn't much left to tell, as it's gradually been unveiling various features of the handset.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 uncovered in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's latest HITRECORD project
Get a clear look at LG's V30.
August 7, 2017
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LG V30 versus Galaxy S8+ versus iPhone 7 Plus: first look camera comparison
The sunset in Berlin was beautiful tonight -- for about an hour, as we were sipping lemonade on the balcony, shades of red, yellow, and blue were blending across the sky for our viewing pleasure. As many of the folks around us, we took a photo of the remarkable spectacle -- three of them, actually. And we're now going to share them with you. In fact, we're sharing a whole bunch of images that we took today with the LG V30, the Galaxy S8+, and the iPhone 7 Plus.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 versus Galaxy S8+ versus LG V20 versus LG G6: A specs comparison
LG is stepping things up with the LG V30 today, announcing the third entry in its acclaimed V-series family, which is shaping up to be quite the stunning device. A fitting competition to the current top Android phones and also quite the deserving follow-up to the LG V20 and, of course, the LG G6.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 versus HTC U11: head-to-head with one of Android's most impressive phablets
Smartphones everywhere are undergoing some big changes in 2017. Manufacturers are going back to the drawing board and coming up with some fascinating new designs, playing with new materials, new phone shapes, and helping to breathe some fresh life into the industry. Two companies at the forefront of this movement are HTC and LG, each daring to rethink some popular smartphone families and challenge shoppers to adopt these interesting new handsets.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 versus LG G6 versus LG V20: An interface comparison
LG's UX interface has definitely gone a long way for the past few years, with the G6 and the latest V30 being the best examples of what the South Korean manufacturer is capable of.
September 5, 2017
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LG V30 versus LG V30+: what's the difference?
As announced last week, the brand new LG V30 is launching in the US starting October 5, with all major carriers getting ready to sell the smartphone (though not exactly at the same time). You may have seen that, in addition to a V30, there's also a V30+, and LG hasn't made it particularly easy to spot all the differences between the two models. But we're here to help in this regard.
October 3, 2017
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LG V30 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: first-look ultra-widescreen phablet comparison
Earlier this year, Samsung and LG helped usher in a new era for smartphone design, ditching the old 16:9 widescreen displays you'd find on the vast majority of smartphones out there and bringing us flagships with some of the widest (or tallest, considering how you're most likely holding them) screens to date: the LG G6 with its 18:9 panel, and the Galaxy S8 (and S8+) with envelope-pushing 18.5:9 screens.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 wide-angle camera produces less distortion than G6 and V20; here's the difference
Wide-angle cameras are a bit of a double-edged sword. While they have an enormous field of view, distortion spoils the image, stretching it out of proportion. LG's previous dual-camera phones -- the G6 and the V20 included -- were all affected by this, as anyone who's ever used their secondary wide-angle shooters surely knows. The new LG V30, however, promises to differ.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 will have a second year of warranty in the U.S.
The LG V30 and V30+ will be available soon from all major U.S. carriers.
September 28, 2017
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LG V30 will let you use photo filters made by the pros in its new camera app
We recently wrote a story on how LG V30's camera could be very adept at shooting in low-light, thanks to its super-wide (for a smartphone camera) f/1.6 aperture, and we've now caught wind of LG's plans to back the new camera with revamped software that will be capable of some neat tricks. And as we all know, software is very, very important when it comes to smartphone cameras. Megapixels and the number of cameras on a phone often times amount to nothing if the software that's controlling them is inadequate.
August 14, 2017
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LG V30 will offer audio features 'unseen in a smartphone before'
The V30 will feature a 32-bit Quad DAC with digital filters and sound presets.
August 28, 2017
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LG V30+ available in the US exclusively from Sprint, BOGO deal incoming
LG confirmed it will bring its new V30 flagship in the United States early next month, but it offered few details on the V30+ model. First off, let's clarify that the only difference between the V30 and V30+ models is related to storage. The former comes with 64GB expandable storage, whereas the latter has 128GB internal memory.
September 29, 2017
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LG V30+ logo leaks out - this should be a 128 GB version of the V30
LG already confirmed the name of its next-generation V series smartphone - V30 - while also revealing various details about its features. According to a recent rumor, though, LG is also planning the release of an upgraded V30 alongside the regular model.
August 22, 2017
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LG V30's camera has an awesome "hidden" feature: here's how to use Graphy to its fullest!
One of the best features of LG V30's camera has nothing to do with glass, or aperture size, or megapixels, and it's also hidden in plain sight! We are, of course, talking about Graphy -- LG's fresh take on photo filters that comes built right into V30's new camera app!
September 4, 2017
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LG V30's "Game Tools": What is it and how to use it?
The recently revealed LG V30 comes with a bunch of new features and improvements on board, one of which is the so-called "Game Tools" menu that lets you tune the settings of each game you play. Ready to sacrifice battery life for better performance or vice versa? Then "Game Tools" is something you should definitely look into on the V30!
September 4, 2017
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LG V30's Official Product Video focuses on Multimedia
If you weren't sure whether to believe us when we called the LG V30 a media powerhouse, LG's official new product video will have you straightened out rather quickly. Almost every second of the video (which runs 90 seconds) features someone doing something with the dual-cameras on the back of the phone, or using the Hi-Fi Quad DAC for enhanced sound quality.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30: all new features
The cat is out of the bag: the LG V30 has gone official and it is just what rumors and leaks painted it to be. The 6-inch flagship phone by LG is a powerhours that does not skip on features: it has got top-tier hardware, sleek design and a few extra tricks in the audio and photo departments to make it stand out.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30: All you need to know
We bet you haven't missed the news, but LG just announced the third entry in its V-series, the LG V30. It's undoubtedly the most advanced handset LG has ever came up with, pairing sleek looks with excellent hardware and a ton of intriguing features on board. With so much interesting stuff you might feel a bit lost in the sea of information, but we are here to help you: here follows everything you need to know about the LG V30.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30: should you upgrade from the LG V10 or V20?
The LG V30 is here and, quite frankly, it's an eye-grabbing phone. Beautiful design, huge display, tiny bezels. LG nailed the 2017 flagship trends and finally outed a phone that has this year's processor (zing). You'd be right to be asking yourself "Should I be upgrading right now?". Either that or you are already throwing money at the screen. In any case, let's see if the V30 is worth an upgrade.
September 5, 2017
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LG X venture review: A rugged and affordable handset that could satisfy most users
There was a time when mobile phones were mainly tools. They didn't offer any style and their main purpose was about keeping people connected while being on the go. Sure, things got a little better as time progressed, but it wasn't until the birth of the iPhone that many consumers considered their handsets as something more. It was a tipping point that would usher in a new era.
August 18, 2017
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LG's focus on the V30 cameras is great for pros and amateurs
Manual mode? LOG video? Focus Peaking? A smartphone after my camera nerd heart.
September 1, 2017
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LG's latest handset packs a secret weapon against blood sucking mosquitoes
There have been a lot of interesting smartphones this year, many pushing the boundaries when it comes to design. Although LG has impressed recently with its V30, it appears that firm is taking things a step further with its latest, the K7i.
September 27, 2017
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LG's offers some big discounts on the G6 and V20 from US carriers
Starting with the V20, you can grab one of those from T-Mobile for just $20 per month, with $0 down. It's a 24-month plan, which means that the device is yours for $480. We reviewed the LG V20 after it came out last year, and thought it was wonderful, with a camera that's great in low-light, and excellent performance.
August 18, 2017
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LG's V30 dumps the removable battery, but adds features galore
Wireless charging and water resistance. Better audio playback and recording. New photo and video features. Even voice-recognition unlock. This phone is packed.
August 31, 2017
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LG's V30 packs more camera than you've ever seen in a phone
If you're going to make a phone, you have to get a lot of things right. You need all-day battery life, a big crisp screen, thoughtful software, lots of apps, a great camera, and so much more. And here's the best part: Even if you do all that, you're still just like every other phone. Making a kick-ass, take-no-prisoners phone that does everything well just lumps you into the middle of the pack.
August 31, 2017
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LG, Samsung, Apple or Essential: who did 'all-screen' best?
In years past, when phone makers touted their phones as bezel-less, they usually meant thin side rim, but after it became clear that Apple is working on an "all-screen" phone with OLED display last year, there was a rush to trim the top and bottom bezels, too, as nobody seemed sure how exactly it would look like.
October 13, 2017
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Live cell imaging using a smartphone
A recent study shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. the study makes it possible for laboratories around the world to do the same thing.
December 21, 2016
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Lonely Planet launches an Instagram-like Trips app
Lonely Planet has a new app for travel enthusiasts. Called Trips, the app uses an Instagram-like design populated with beautiful images of far away places.
August 8, 2017
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Lonely Planet unveils Instagram-like Trips app for sharing travel photos and tips
Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide book publisher, has just launched an Instagram-like mobile app called Trips that allows anyone to share their travel photos and create their own travel guides. The app, which is only available for iOS at the moment, serves as a platform for users to catalog trips they've taken and publish guides for the places they've visited. The guides include text, photos and captions, though the app's main focus is ultimately on sharing photos.
August 9, 2017
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Look at these huge Pixel 2 bezels
Google's software is going to have to be really good to make up for this outdated design.
October 2, 2017
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Losing assumptions: The iPhone 8's pre-failure
If we proceed from the assumption that people fear change then it becomes extremely easy to doubt anything Apple plans on introducing.
August 23, 2017
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Lumia 'self-help app' released by Microsoft's new official service and support partner
In October, Microsoft appointed German customer care specialist B2X as its new official global service partner for its Lumia and feature phones. B2X said that it would release a 'self-help app' for owners of Microsoft's Windows phones, and that app is now available to download.
December 23, 2016
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Luna Display first look: The very best way to use your iPad as a second monitor
If you work with a MacBook Pro and an iPad, one little USB-C module will change your travel workflow.
August 23, 2017
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Machine learning can tell if you're wearing swap-meet Louie
A wise man once said "The hat mighta had a L V on the back but at the swap meet that ain't jack," and now researchers can ensure that the Louis Vuitton or Prada or Coach you bought is the real deal. The system, which essentially learns the difference between real and fake products over time, uses a small microscope connected to a phone.
August 11, 2017
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Machine learning-based threat detection is coming to your smartphone
MobileIron has partnered with a machine learning-based threat detection vendor to port its technology onto its EMM client, a growing trend in the mobile space.
October 5, 2017
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'Made for Google' certification for accessories launches with 26 third-party manufacturers
Besides providing third party manufacturers with the things they need to build cases, chargers and battery packs to Google's specifications, Google will allow the companies signed up for the program to use a Made for Google logo on packaging and advertisements.
October 5, 2017
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Major revamp of the Google app starts rolling out to Android users
New card stream promotes news above the predictive cards Google Now was famous for.
August 17, 2017
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Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore
Apps are dominating consumers' digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That's the latest from comScore's newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, which finds that 57 percent of consumers' time spent using digital media is now taking place in mobile apps. Of that, 50 percent is occurring in smartphone apps versus only 7 percent for apps on tablets.
August 25, 2017
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Marshall upgrades its speakers with multi-room audio
Marshall is adding much-needed connectivity options to its speakers.
September 1, 2017
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Master the space-time continuum in Causality, a unique puzzle game for iPhone
These tricky time-manipulation puzzles are as addictive as they are challenging.
August 11, 2017
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Material Design UI and new features coming soon to Gmail on web
Gmail on the web will soon get upgraded with a new UI, Smart Replies, email snoozing, and more.
September 26, 2017
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Maybe Americans don't need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests
By saying mobile is good enough, FCC could find that deployment problem is solved.
August 9, 2017
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Meet Android Oreo's all-new emoji
The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn't bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user's hearts: Emoji. Google has done away with its "blob" style smileys in favor of more traditional-looking (I guess?) smileys, and emoji that in general look more recognizable when compared with their equivalents on other platforms, including iOS.
August 21, 2017
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Meet Samsung Galaxy Note8: A bigger and better Galaxy S8+
Style meets stylus.
August 23, 2017
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Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone
A few months back, it's been confirmed that a full-touch, water-resistant BlackBerry smartphone would be unveiled this October. We assumed that said handset would be the rumored BlackBerry Krypton, which recently received several certifications (including from the FCC) on its way to market. Now, it appears that we can take a proper look at the Krypton for the very first time, thanks to an image revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). There's a catch, though: Evan Blass says the handset is actually called BlackBerry Motion, so Krypton must have been just a codename.
October 5, 2017
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Meet the exotic new Samsung flip phone
Earlier this week, we reported that Samsung plans to unveil an unusual smartphone in China on August 3. This has indeed happened, and today the SM-G9298 or "Leadership 8" (translated from Chinese) flip phone finally became official.
August 3, 2017
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Meet the first smartphone with on-screen fingerprint scanner... oh, it also packs 3 cameras at the back
At this year's MWC Shanghai, Chinese manufacturer Vivo displayed smartphone prototypes that employ Qualcomm's next-gen ultrasonic fingerprint scanners. While Qualcomm clearly stated that it will start sending the tech to phone makers for commercial sampling in Q4 2017, it appears that Vivo might have gotten a bit of a head start.
August 2, 2017
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Meet the Galaxy J7+, Samsung's second dual-camera phone
It appears that Samsung is readying itself to launch another dual-camera phone. Merely two days after the Galaxy Note 8 officially broke cover, a leak from Thailand revealed the second Samsung handset to officially take advantage of the new ISOCELL Dual image sensors.
August 25, 2017
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Meet the iPhone X, Apple's new high-end handset
The new iPhone X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It's the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers a glimpse at what the iPhone might become when the world no longer wants smartphones.
September 12, 2017
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Meet The Mate 10, Huawei's New AI-Powered Flagship Phone
The Next Big thing in phones: high-end handsets that harness artificial intelligence to drive advanced features like smart photography, machine translation, and predictive behavior.
October 16, 2017
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Meet the Xiaomi Mi A1: an affordable mid-ranger with stock Android and fancy dual camera
A few days ago, we reported that Xiaomi is planning to announce an entirely new lineup of phones on September 5. Based on the teasers released at the time, our guess was that the Chinese manufacturer planned to introduce the next Android One phone, a fruit of its collaboration with Google.
September 5, 2017
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Meet WaterPlay, Honor's new tablet featuring IP67 waterproof rating, mid-range specs
It looks like Honor 7X was not the only device unveiled by the Chinese company earlier today. A new Android tablet that goes by the name WaterPlay was introduced by Honor alongside its mid-range smartphone.
October 11, 2017
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MediaTek announces new Helio P23 and P30 chipsets with dual VoLTE support
As expected, chipset maker MediaTek unveiled its new lineup of SoCs, which will be available starting Q4 2017: Helio P23 and Helio P30. Although both will be certified for global use, the Helio P30 SoC will be limited to China initially.
August 28, 2017
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MediaTek Unveils Helio P23 & Helio P30 SoCs: Premium Midrange for Q4'17 & Beyond
This morning MediaTek is taking the wraps off of their latest SoCs for the midrange phone market. Dubbed the Helio P30 and Helio P23, these are robust upgrades to the P20 series launched over the last year and a half, retaining the same octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU architecture but upgrading many other facets of the SoCs, including the GPUs and modems. MediaTek will be rolling these out next quarter, with the P23 going worldwide while the P30 starts its life in China.
August 28, 2017
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MediaTek's new Helio P chips give midrange phones a boost
Phones in China and beyond will soon sport the new P23 and P30 octa-core chips, which offer support for dual cameras.
August 28, 2017
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Meizu unveils the M6 Note: Snapdragon 625, dual cameras, competitive pricing
The Galaxy Note 8 was not the only Note announced yesterday - Chinese superstar Meizu took the chance to unveil its newest handset, the M6 Note, as well.
August 23, 2017
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Metapho 3.0: Edit video metadata and so much more!
Strip that pesky metadata straight from your videos with the help of Metapho 3.0!
August 22, 2017
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MetroPCS launches an impressive suite of unlimited plans
Good deal that gets better with more subscribers.
August 9, 2017
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Micromax draws inspiration from LG, reveals Canvas Infinity smartphone with 18:9 display
What you see above might look like an LG Q6 but it is, in fact, the latest device from Micromax, dubbed the Canvas Infinity. Beyond its similar looks, the device offers a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with narrow bezels and rounded edges and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor. The handset will also have 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage with microSD expansion.
August 23, 2017
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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead
Microsoft has finally acknowledged for good what the rest of us have known for some time. Windows 10 Mobile has bought the farm, kicked the bucket, left the building, and passed on. Said in that particular order, it makes it sound as if the OS is perhaps enjoying a well-deserved retirement after some years delivering rural mail to an ever-shrinking customer base.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great
Windows Central got its hands on an unreleased Windows Phone prototype with an edge-to-edge display
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft already has the tools it needs to address the Windows 'app gap'
Microsoft has a problem. In a world where computer programs are essential to personal computing ecosystems, Win32 apps are less relevant, and there's relatively little support for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
September 27, 2017
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Microsoft and Qualcomm: The architects of an always-connected computing future
Microsoft and Qualcomm are both on a mission to provide the tools others will use to create technology.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal
PayPal and Skype have teamed up to allow users to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their mobile app (Android and iOS). The Send Money feature will first be available in 22 countries, and it will start rolling out today.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft brings some Cortana magic to Skype Preview for Android
Microsoft has brought a little bit of Cortana magic to the Skype Preview app on Android.
August 18, 2017
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Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android, hoping for cross-platform traction
Microsoft's mobile Edge browser and Microsoft Launcher go together like peanut butter and jelly.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft CEO admits repeatedly abandoning consumers was a mistake
In a recent interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he failed, multiple times, to remain committed to consumers who have shown a commitment to Microsoft.
October 11, 2017
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Microsoft Edge actually belongs on Android and iOS
Perhaps the most surprising bit of news today was Microsoft bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS. Selected iPhone lovers can download Edge from today, while those on Android will have to wait a little bit longer -- but it's definitely coming.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today
Using Windows 10 with an iPhone is about to get a lot easier, as Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to iOS starting today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today, Android soon
Using Windows 10 with an Android or iPhone is about to get a lot easier, as Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to those phones starting today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser preview out now for Android and iOS
Microsoft's Windows 10 browser now has a mobile version. Windows Insiders can download the preview today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge coming to Android and iOS
Microsoft today addresses one of the biggest shortcomings of its Edge browser, announcing its upcoming availability on the two biggest mobile platforms: Android and iOS.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge for Android now available from the Google Play Store
Last week, Microsoft announced that it's bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android, immediately offering a preview to users of Apple's mobile platform. Apple only allows for 10,000 users to sign up for a beta through TestFlight, but the good news is that Google doesn't have such a limit, and the app is now available on Android.
October 12, 2017
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Microsoft Edge might land on iOS and Android by the end of 2017
If some recent rumors hold any water, Microsoft might be about to enter the mobile browser wars with a bang by porting its sleek Edge browser to both Android and iOS.
October 4, 2017
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Microsoft Edge on iOS is official and available for testing now, Android version coming soon
If you read yesterday's rumor that Microsoft will be launching its Edge browser on iOS and Android soon and dismissed it as a pipe dream, we have some bad news for you: it's now official. In a semi-surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed that a version of its current web browser is available for immediate testing on iOS, with an Android version coming "soon"
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store
It was exactly one week ago today when we told you that Microsoft Edge for iOS was made official with 10,000 users allowed to sign up for a beta through TestFlight. We also told you that the Android version of the app would be coming soon.
October 12, 2017
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Microsoft has "completely rewritten" OneDrive for iOS, adding new Office 365 features
Microsoft is rolling out a major update for OneDrive on iOS, bringing some handy new features to the app. The rollout actually began a few days ago, but as Paul Thurrott noted at the time, Microsoft made no announcement about its release. That's quite a surprise given that the app has been fully rebuilt from the ground up.
August 15, 2017
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Microsoft HoloLens and Insider chiefs suggest smartglasses will replace smartphones
If someone said 25 years ago that "phones" would be rectangular touch screen computers we carry in our pockets, they'd have been mocked. If I say today phones might eventually be glasses-shaped computers we wear on our faces, I'll be mocked.
August 4, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS
While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it's no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Microsoft with one option: concede defeat and bring its applications to the likes of Android and iOS.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing new Edge apps to iOS, Android
Microsoft is rolling out new Edge apps for iOS and Android (plus an updated Launcher app for Android) as part of its strategy to try to keep Windows 10 PCs central to users' computing mix.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft is rolling out Cortana on Skype beginning today
It's been over a year and a half since Microsoft first announced that it would be adding Cortana integration into its Skype clients, and Insiders have had it for months, but today, the company is finally beginning to roll out the feature to all users.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher delivers a beautiful Android experience
Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher. But it's in preview so there are bugs to fix and a few areas to improve.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher for Android takes over for Arrow with new features, design tweaks
Microsoft's popular Arrow launcher is graduating from "garage app" to a full-fledged Microsoft property. Here is what's new with Microsoft Launcher for Android.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience
Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher. But it's in preview, so there are bugs to fix and a few areas to improve.
October 11, 2017
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Microsoft never gave the Windows Phone the show it deserved
A Microsoft official confirmed this weekend that the Windows Phone was dead, and the company had no plans on making any new hardware in the line. While it might be instructive to look for a cause of death in the phone's hardware, or its software, you could also look to another problem: the marketing.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft starts bringing Cortana to Skype on Android and iOS
Microsoft is bringing Skype and Cortana together in a bid to add a little more AI to your chats.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft's Edge browser now has iOS, Android versions
The Arrow Launcher on Android has been renamed and promoted from the Garage.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it
Why Redmond's CEO offloaded the business in an instant
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft's new Android launcher lets you connect your phone and PC
It's like Apple's Handoff for your PC
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft's new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone
Microsoft's mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they're playing right from their phone. This feature works on Android with all games, but is more limited on iOS. On iPhone, select games that have enabled Apple's ReplayKit functionality will work, the company notes.
August 31, 2017
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Microsoft's SwiftKey gains support for Chinese handwriting and new languages on Android
Acquired by Microsoft last year, SwiftKey continues to improve its apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The last update we reported about dates from one month ago and brought GIF search support and new languages.
September 4, 2017
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Microsoft, Apple, Google, and today's kid coders
Computers are interwoven into the fabric of our culture. Today's children, comfortably entangled in this technological world, code and create blissfully unaware that programming was once reserved for a niche group of nerds.
August 9, 2017
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Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland
Microsoft commitment will add 37 megawatts of clean energy to Irish grid.
October 9, 2017
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Mid-flight jumbo font smartphone text shock sparks kid abuse arrests
Quick-thinking preschool teacher clocks, reports fellow passenger's 'vile' messages
August 4, 2017
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Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM
Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we've hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
August 11, 2017
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Android and iOS released to mixed reviews
The day has finally come for Lord of the Rings fans to taste some of the hack'n'slash goodness that publisher Warner Bros. promises to offer them through its latest mobile title -- Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
September 27, 2017
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Mini-shootout: $900 smartphone versus $3,000 DSLR, round three
It's still not a match at the extremes, but it's definitely "good enough."
December 28, 2016
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Minimal bezel, flagship specs, shiny surface, low price: it's the Elephone S8
One can argue that, in 2017, bezel-less is the new black. Well, nearly bezel-less -- we still have some components in a smartphone that need a spot on the front, as well as something to grip the device by. Right now, we've got two movements -- the "thin top and bottom bezel" design, which looks more or less like the traditional evolution of the smartphone of yesteryear.
August 23, 2017
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Mint SIM buyer's guide: How to get the lowest data prices in the U.S.
This is everything you need to know about Mint SIM in one easy place.
August 29, 2017
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Mint SIM review: The AC community weighs in
Four Android Central community members give their thoughts on the value-first alternative carrier, Mint SIM.
September 6, 2017
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Mobile banking trojans adopt ransomware features
Two Android trojans that steal financial information and login credentials now double as file-encrypting ransomware programs
December 19, 2016
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Mobile game Vainglory to host $140K tournament in Singapore
It seems playing games on your iPhone or Android does pay.
September 28, 2017
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Modern Combat Versus is out: new thrilling first-person multiplayer shooter
The new Modern Combat Versus game is out and it is all about 4v4 first-person shooter multiplayer on a mobile phone (it's available on both iPhone and Android).
September 28, 2017
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Moleskine announces Smart Planner that syncs to your iCloud calendar
Moleskine's newest addition to their Smart Writing Set automatically syncs to your iCloud and Google calendars, saving an extra step for diehard lovers of handwritten notes.
September 5, 2017
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Moment Lens Version 2 review: This full lens suite brings DSLR photography to the iPhone 7
Moment's new lenses for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus take smartphone photography to a whole new level.
August 30, 2017
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Moment offers compatible case for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Although smartphone cameras are quite good in this day and age, they can still use a little assistance from external tools. For the past few years, Moment has been producing lenses for smartphones and now the firm has announced support for Google's latest, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 5, 2017
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Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition
At the start of the year, Hasbro announced it was putting the future of Monopoly into the hands of people on the internet. the company held a public vote, asking fans to decide on a revamped set of game pieces for the newest edition of the classic board game. Today, the results of that vote are in.
March 17, 2017
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Months after it was pulled, Android 7.1.1 Nougat begins rolling out to Nexus 6 again
Nexus 6 owners haven't exactly had the best experience with Android Nougat. Google originally released its Android 7.0 update last August, but it didn't reach the Nexus 6 until October. It was a similar story for Android 7.1.1, which was released for most Google devices in December, but didn't roll out to the Nexus 6 until January, due to a 'last-minute bug' that took weeks to resolve.
August 16, 2017
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Monument Valley 2 is available for pre-registration in the Play Store
Users can now pre-register for the next Monument Valley game.
August 23, 2017
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Monument Valley 2 is coming to Android soon, pre-register now on Google Play
The sequel to the much-beloved 2014 isometric puzzler Monument Valley hit the Apple App Store in mid-June and the game is now up for pre-registration on Google Play.
August 23, 2017
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More iPhone 8 Plus units splitting open while charging
Even though smartphone manufacturers rigorously test new devices before releasing them into the market, defects sometimes do make it into production. In the best-case scenario, you can live with them. Sometimes though, you get one so serious that the manufacturer has to recall the smartphone -- take the Galaxy Note7 for example, which had the bad habit of catching fire spontaneously.
October 5, 2017
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More iPhone X interface details revealed, will it have Reachability?
Apple already showed us how accessing the recent apps, the homescreen, the Control Center, or Siri, would work on the iPhone X that doesn't have the signature home button, but its new Xcode software beta reveals some more details about the changes in the X's interface compared to, say, the more orthodox iPhone 8.
September 28, 2017
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More photos of the Google Pixel 2 leak, is this a new color option?
From all we've seen and heard so far, Google's 2017 offerings in the Pixel line are going in two entirely different directions. While the larger device (most commonly called the Pixel XL 2, though the name is not yet confirmed) is jumping on the trend of displays with tall aspect ratios and tiny bezels, the smaller Pixel 2 is keeping much more in line with its predecessor.
August 7, 2017
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More Pixel 2 feats leak: always-on song recognition, new launcher, portrait camera mode
By now, we know most everything that is worth knowing about the upcoming Pixel 2 handsets - they could again be made by HTC and LG, will sport the latest Snapdragon chipset, 4GB RAM, 12 MP single cameras, and come in two-tone bodies.
September 26, 2017
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More than 100 Motorola employees drop their Moto Z2 Force at the same time to show off ShatterShield
Motorola shook up the mobile world in 2015 when it introduced a shatter-proof screen for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. The ShatterShield technology was refined and subsequently deployed on Motorola's next two flagship models, the Moto Z Force and the Moto Z2 Force. With its multi-layered approach, and the use of P-OLED instead of glass, the ShatterShield display is designed to survive a fall of five-feet or less without cracking or breaking.
August 28, 2017
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Most smartphone users don't rely on security solutions
British mobile users are putting their personal details at risk by keeping large amounts of information on unsecured mobile devices, new research has warned.
September 27, 2017
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Moto E4 Plus versus Moto G5 Plus: Battery versus everything else
When it comes to budget phones, Motorola takes the cake. But what happens when it's Moto versus Moto?
August 15, 2017
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Moto G5S Plus versus Moto G5 Plus: all differences and specs compared
The Moto G series are some of the most popular affordable Android phones out there and for a good reason: they perform well, have decent design and the prices are right.
October 13, 2017
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Moto X4 certified by the FCC, specs revealed
While the Moto X4 did not get unveiled today as previously rumored, the device still managed to make the news. The FCC certified the handset in the U.S., and at the same time the full specs of the phone have been revealed. First, we can tell you that the phone's FCC ID is IHDT56WK1. The model number in the U.S. is XT-1900-1, and you should check out the slideshow at the bottom of the story for some images taken from the FCC documentation.
August 23, 2017
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Moto X4 is official: 5.2-inch display, dual cameras and glass back for €399
It's time welcome back the Moto X line.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 official press images surface along with final specs
After numerous leaks these past few weeks, we now finally have on our hands the first official press images of the Moto X4, and they are accompanied by the supposed final specs for the phone as well.
August 11, 2017
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Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers
Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
September 1, 2017
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Moto X4 specs: Snapdragon 630, 3000mAh battery and dual cameras
Here's what's inside the Moto X4.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4: all new features
The Moto X series is back: welcome the new Moto X4.
August 31, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition is up on the torture table and that shatter-proof display sure scratches easily
This year, Moto made things simpler with its flagships -- instead of launching heirs to both the elegant Moto Z and the durable Moto Z Force, it just went with a Moto Z2 Force Edition, which takes cues from both worlds. It's slim and lacks a headphone jack, yet sports the shatter-proof display.
August 11, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force review:
A great phone, despite the mods. But it's no bargain
August 3, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force review: A phenomenal phone but you'll need a screen protector for it
Last week, Lenovo announced the second generation of its line of Moto Z Force handsets, saying that it aims to relaunch Motorola as a major smartphone brand that will "challenge everyone, including competitors, because we see the industry as stagnant."
August 3, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force review: Stronger, not better
The best of Motorola just isn't good enough for the rest of us.
August 3, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force versus HTC U11: With so much in common, it's a tight race
There are few ways to stand out in the high-end smartphone market nowadays.
August 3, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force, a second opinion: Just not enough
Motorola had one shot at the high-end market in 2017.
August 14, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play versus OnePlus 5: A one-sided contest
OnePlus and Motorola currently offer two of the best phones in the sub-$500 segment.
August 23, 2017
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Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat
Over the years, I've seen a lot of people tapping away at a shattered smartphone screen as they wait for their next upgrade window to open. Motorola might have a way to make that particular problem go away for good.
August 17, 2017
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Motorola is the latest company to set up retail stores in India
Motorola is targeting the offline sector with Moto Hubs.
August 3, 2017
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Motorola is updating the Moto X Pure Edition to Android 7.0 Nougat in the US
It's been almost a year since Motorola didn't release any updates for the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States, not even the usual security patches that Google launches every month.
September 28, 2017
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Motorola Moto E4 Plus review: a utilitarian workhorse
You can leave your charger at home
October 3, 2017
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Motorola Moto X4 brings a dual-cam with super-wide-angle to the mid-range segment
Lenovo has introduced the Motorola Moto X4 at its IFA 2017 event, closing the gap in its line-up that was created after the Moto X series went into hiatus with the launch of the Moto Z models last year.
August 31, 2017
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Motorola Moto X4 size comparison versus the competition
So, there's a new noteworthy mid-ranger on th block, and it's the Moto X4.
September 1, 2017
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Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat
Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage.
August 16, 2017
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Motorola to open six Moto Hub stores today in India; 50 locations planned in high traffic areas
Right now, every Motorola phone available in India can be bought from Amazon India, or from online shopping firm Flipkart. But in order to expand sales to the offline retail market, Motorola has debuted today six Moto Hub retail locations. These stores have shelves full of exclusive Motorola products. The Moto Hub shopping experience will allow consumers to get a hands-on feel for the latest Moto handsets before a purchase is actually made.
August 3, 2017
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Motorola's Moto X4 has two cameras and Amazon's Alexa
The latest Moto X hits Europe in September, US later this fall
August 31, 2017
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Moving pictures: here are 5 great apps to make cinemagraphs with!
Ever wondered how one goes about making those photos where only one or two objects are moving, while everything else seems to be frozen in time? They are called cinemagraphs and are basically done by mixing a short clip with a photo, all taken from the very same camera position. Most of the image is just the picture, but a few parts have frames from the clip imposed on top.
August 3, 2017
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MrMobile's Moto Z2 Force review
The Moto Z2 Force Edition should be the best smartphone Motorola has ever released -- and with its unbreakable screen, powerful internals and excellent camera, it comes close. But elsewhere, the Z2 Force bears the unmistakable scars of cost-cutting: a smaller battery; an absent headphone jack; no StyleShell or 30W Turbo Charger in the box. And while those cut corners might be acceptable on a discount smartphone, they're awful tough to swallow on a $720 "flagship."
August 3, 2017
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MSI Force GC30 and GC20 New Wireless and Wired Game Controllers
Force GC30 and GC20 are the all-new game controllers from MSI. These new controllers are cross-platform working on Windows, Android and popular gaming consoles easily. Unlike most controllers on the market, you can go from a normal 4-way D-pad to an 8-way D-pad easily by adding a metal cover that is magnetically attached.
October 5, 2017
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Must be one heck of an important trial going on...
Flashback to the 1990s, when this help desk pilot fish supports a county court's computer system -- including hundreds of green-screen terminals spread across the local area.
August 29, 2017
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My experience switching from Windows 10 Mobile to the iPhone 8 Plus
After using a Windows-based phone for the better part of 10 years, it's now come time for me to move on.
September 26, 2017
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My face is ready for the Cinera
I'm not afraid of the future. When the robots come for me, I'm not going to cower in fear, I'm going to be chilling with my Cinera, experiencing IMAX-like immersion from the comfort of an oversized personal theater headset attached to an articulated mechanical arm.
August 16, 2017
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My first week with iPhone 8 Plus
The 'iPhone 8 is boring crowd' aren't the people you want to talk to at parties.
October 13, 2017
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My next phone will be an iPhone, say more teens than ever
The fall Taking Stock With Teens survey from investment bank Piper Jaffray shows the age group's love for Apple knows no end.
October 11, 2017
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Misc. - N

NET asks: Should phone use while crossing the street become illegal?
In Honolulu it will be soon illegal to use your phone in the crosswalk. CNET wants to know if you think this law is a good move or a bad one?
August 1, 2017
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Netflix quietly rolls out HDR video streaming support for Galaxy Note 8
The fourth phone to support Netflix HDR video playback
September 4, 2017
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Never mind Netflix: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't have HDR displays, the iPhone X does
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now in the official list of Netflix-certified phones that can display its HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, you won't be getting the real HDR experience, as the standard's requirements are only covered in full by the upcoming iPhone X. Not that Apple has been claiming otherwise, as it does list just the iPhone X as fully HDR-compliant in its own specs comparison table with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
October 9, 2017
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Nevermind the iPhone 8, there's a smartphone made by Lamborghini called the Alpha One
While you were busy changing the energy saving light bulbs in your house, Lamborghini developed the Alpha One smartphone, for discreet, but successful people.
August 22, 2017
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New Android 7.0 Nougat beta rolls out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Almost a month after the release of its third Android 7.0 preview, Samsung rolled out its fourth beta a few days before Christmas. Now, one week later, Samsung has made another new Nougat preview available.
December 27, 2016
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New Android Malware Secretly Records Audio
Your phone rides around in your pocket or bag all day, making it a great eavesdropping device. After all, it has a constant internet connection, a microphone, and plenty of your personal data. Online criminals have sometimes created spyware apps that aim to make phones into listening devices, and a particularly nasty version of this is currently spreading through the Android device ecosystem. The so-called "SonicSpy" malware has even popped up in the Play Store, but Google has successfully nuked it.
August 14, 2017
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New Android Version of Signal Adds Anti-Censorship Feature to Escape Egypt, UAE Blocking
Over the weekend, the Signal developers saw reports that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were blocking Signal. the Signal team quickly created a censorship circumvention feature to bypass the blocking.
December 22, 2016
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New BlackBerry handset (BBD100-1) receives its Bluetooth certification
Back in June, reliable tipster Evan Blass sent out a tweet stating that BlackBerry has as many as two new handsets planned, carrying the code names Juno and Krypton. At the time, that was all of the information that could be found about these handsets. Today, a BlackBerry phone with the model number BBD100-1 received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group).
August 29, 2017
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New BlackBerry model "Krypton" figures to be an extension of the DTEK line
All of the signs are pointing to at least one new BlackBerry handset being launched before 2017 comes to an end. A TCL manufactured phone with the model number BBD100-1 recently received its Bluetooth certification; this morning we told you that TCL's Global GM François Mahieu revealed that a BlackBerry model due out in October will feature an IP67 certification rating.
August 31, 2017
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New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds
Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called BlueBorne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to computers and phones, as well as IoT devices.
September 12, 2017
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New Exploit Breaks the iPhone's Messaging App with One Text
Yet another way to wreak havoc on someone's life with a single text has been discovered. this time it results from a message containing a large virtual contact file (VCF) crashing the iPhone's built-in messaging app in a vicious loop that ends only if the victim uses a workaround to interrupt the process.
December 30, 2016
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New Details Emerge on the Red Hydrogen 'Holographic' Phone
Last month, we covered Red's announcement of its upcoming phone. Not only did the announcement drop out of the blue from a company known for making high-end cameras and projectors, it was staggeringly priced, at $1,195 for the aluminum version and $1,595 if you wanted it in titanium. That's before we got to all the PR and marketingspeak about killer capabilities, a holographic display enabled by nanotechnology (seriously), and the promise this camera would be capable of seamlessly interacting with Red cameras as an interface and monitor.
August 2, 2017
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New gallery shows off impressive shots taken by Google's Pixel 2
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were announced last week and while the specifications were in line with most top-end handsets released this year, it was all about the firm flexing its software muscle. Although one is smaller than the other, both phones will carry the same camera optics and technologies, with the quality being touted quite highly by the firm.
October 9, 2017
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New Google Pixel 2 XL photo revealed by Walmart alongside fresh Home Mini images
Google hasn't been able to keep its upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone series under wraps, so we've already seen both devices (the 5-inch Pixel 2, and the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL), while also learning quite a lot about their features.
October 3, 2017
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New Google Pixel said to have huge bezels, squeezy edges, no dual-camera, no headphone jack
Google will soon be releasing Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous operating system. As in previous years, the company will also be launching new 'showcase' devices for its OS, and for Android O, those devices will be the successors to its Pixel and Pixel XL, which launched with Android 7.1 Nougat last year.
August 4, 2017
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New feature in iOS 11 quickly and temporarily disables Touch ID
Prevent your fingers from unlocking your iPhone when you're in a sticky situation.
August 17, 2017
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New HTC U11 software update will enable 60 FPS video recording "over the next couple of months"
Lately, we've been hearing a lot about a major software update that the HTC U11 is bound to receive. Now, HTC is officially confirming that an update is indeed coming soon, although it doesn't mention all the new features that are rumored to be included in it - like support for Bluetooth 5.0, or sRGB screen mode. Nevertheless, HTC can confirm that the U11 will gain support for 60 FPS (frames per second) video recording.
August 8, 2017
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New Huawei Mate 10 renders surface
Huawei itself teased us last month by showing off all of its handsets that featured a dual-camera setup. All of the models had already been released except for the one that had an October 16th unveiling date listed; this is the Huawei Mate 10. The excitement is building for the Mate 10, thanks to the home grown Kirin 970 SoC that will power the phone.
September 6, 2017
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New iPhone 8 concept images by Hajek envision Jet Black and Rose Gold side bands
Rendering future phones as image concepts is an ungrateful job, as rumor alterations are pouring in every day, so you have to always adjust and rework. When it comes to depicting all things future Apple, however, there is barely a more prominent graphics artist than one Martin Hajek. His designs are usually top-notch not only in terms of 3D-rendering mastery, but also in conveying the main rumors and leaks about an upcoming phone in the most plausible manner.
August 7, 2017
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New LG V30 leak reveals four color variants, B&O Play logo on the back
Just one day before LG will officially unveil its V30 smartphone, we can take yet another look at the device thanks to a new leaked image.
August 31, 2017
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New LG V30 renders leak out
While LG shared plenty of things about its upcoming V30 smartphone (including details about its cameras and user interface), the device won't be properly unveiled before August 31 - that's two weeks from now. However, we've already seen the V30 in some screenshots snapped from a leaked video.
August 16, 2017
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New LG V30 teaser video promises "immersive sound"
Samsung may be making headlines these days (thanks to the announcement of its Galaxy Note 8), but LG doesn't want us to forget that it's also getting ready to announce a new high-end smartphone: the V30. Thus, the company today released yet another teaser video, this time touting the "immersive sound" that the LG V30 will apparently bring (though there are no details on exactly what that means).
August 25, 2017
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New Nokia 8 smartphone features 13MP dual-cam with Zeiss optics
HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia smartphone brand, has launched its long-anticipated Nokia 8 flagship. With a 5.3" QHD IPS display covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB storage options the Android device comes with high-end specification all-around and has a lot to offer in the camera department as well.
August 17, 2017
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New partnerships advance the Cascadia Innovation Corridor
New cross-border initiatives to connect Washington state and British Columbia
September 12, 2017
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New patent-holder grabs Nokia patents, sues over Apple iPhones
Patent-licensing shop that enforced Nokia and Sony patents has changed hands.
October 10, 2017
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New Qualcomm Spectra system brings 3D depth sensing to Android devices
Qualcomm launched the Clear Sight dual-camera system--which was powered by its Spectra ISP and used a combination of RGB and monochrome images sensors--in 2016. Today the company announced the second generation Spectra Module that introduces 3D computer vision to Qualcomm-powered Android devices.
August 15, 2017
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New render of Huawei Mate 10 Pro features "live" image showing off the lock screen
Yesterday, we showed you a couple of renders revealing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in two different colors. The phablet, along with the Huawei Mate 10, is set to be unveiled on October 16th. This morning, we have another render of the Mate 10 Pro to show you, although this time the image shows off the phone's lock screen on the 5.99-inch LCD display.
October 11, 2017
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New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps
The security hole that previously affected Blu R1 HD phones has been linked to more than 40 other manufacturers.
December 20, 2016
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New report suggests app makers should charge more if they want people to buy subscriptions
Blame the sunk cost fallacy
August 15, 2017
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New Samsung image sensors use dual pixel for fast AF and fake bokeh
Samsung Electronics has launched a couple of new image sensor--both intended for use in mobile devices--under its ISOCELL sensor brand--the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and the ISOCELL Slim 2x7.
October 11, 2017
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New security feature in iOS 11 disables Touch ID and blocks the cops from getting into your iPhone
It appears that with iOS 11, Apple is making it easy to disable Touch ID. This would allow a user worried about being forced to unlock his phone with a warrant or a court order, to prevent Touch ID from unlocking his/her handset.
August 17, 2017
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New Sharp Aquos flagship leak: bezel-less insanity
Just last week, Sharp announced the Aquos S2 -- an upper-midrange handset with almost no bezels from all sides, save for a chin with a home button at the bottom. The Aquos family of devices was among the first to achieve that "tri-bezelless" look, but they haven't been sold much outside of Japan. The only Aquos that reached Western markets was the Crystal, which was officially available through Sprint.
August 18, 2017
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New York City cops will replace their 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones
Following the death of Windows Phone 8.1
August 28, 2017
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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones
Bonkers buy-up by bungling billionairess
August 28, 2017
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Newton adds a useful Tidy Inbox feature to its email client
Email just got a whole lot better because it's so much less noisy.
August 3, 2017
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Newton email officially available on Windows
Newton is my favorite email app, not least because I can use it on all my devices -- no matter if they run Android, iOS, macOS or Windows, the last of which arrived in private beta in early-May. Now, after four months of testing, it is ready for prime time.
August 17, 2017
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Next best phones from Samsung, LG, Sony and more will be at IFA 2017: here's what to expect
At the beach, playing volleyball and drinking cocktails with umbrellas on top? Or maybe up in the mountain, becoming one with Mother Nature? None of that is on our agenda. Actually, we'll be in Germany once again for this year's Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin exhibit, better known as IFA.
August 18, 2017
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Next HTC Sense Home update to bring new Pixel Launcher style app drawer
Although HTC doesn't own a smartphone business any longer, the Taiwanese company will still launch another flagship by the end of the year. Google acquired HTC's workforce, which includes almost 2,000 engineers, earlier this week, in an attempt to turn its Pixel phones into a much more competitive lineup.
September 29, 2017
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New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 leak offers a closer look at the phone's display
However, the Mi Mix 2 is more important to the Asian market, as Xiaomi is unlikely to launch the phablet outside China and, maybe, India. Nevertheless, since it's one of those devices that benefits from the "wow" factor, the Mi Mix 2 will probably sell very well even outside China through unofficial channels.
September 4, 2017
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New Xiaomi-built Android One phone to launch in 40 markets
Android One "evolves" with its highest-end phone ever and a wider distribution.
September 5, 2017
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Next-Gen Galaxy Note, iPhone Leaks Tease Consumers
When it rains, it pours: Renders of the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone 8 hit the Web this week.
August 2, 2017
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Next-generation iPhone SE now expected to arrive in Q1 2018, India will get it first
iPhone SE had an unexpected success among Apple fans mainly due to the lower price compared to other iPhones, but also for retaining the traditional smaller display. Unsurprisingly, an updated iPhone SE is expected to be launched by Apple in the coming months.
August 4, 2017
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Nextbit ends customer support for Robin, software updates to continue until February 2018
Almost two years after Nextbit unveiled its cloud-first Android smartphone, Robin, the company has ended customer support for the handset. This isn't a surprising move, keeping in view that the firm previously announced that its official support channels will cease to exist after July 31.
August 2, 2017
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Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update once again
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is probably the last major update that the Nexus 6 will receive. Even so, Google hasn't been able to provide Nexus 6 owners with the update until now. Although Android 7.1.1 Nougat was pushed to the smartphone months ago, the update was riddled with bugs, so Google was forced to pull it quickly.
August 16, 2017
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Nielsen: Top 10 smartphone apps of 2016 -- Facebook and Google dominate
When it comes to mobile operating systems, apps still reign supreme. to highlight which ones were most popular in 2016, Nielsen conducted a study of Android and iPhone smartphone users.
December 29, 2016
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Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2
With all the hype surrounding the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and their "world's highest rated smartphone camera," it's easy to lose the forest for the trees. What's important about this new phone? Where did Google leave us wanting more? How is this phone's camera better than its predecessor? And why should photographers care about the technology baked into Google's new flagship?
October 6, 2017
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No Android 8.0? Here's how to get Oreo features on any phone today
Follow these tips and enjoy a taste of Oreo's finest features on any Android device -- no Android 8.0 upgrade required.
August 31, 2017
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No side bezels, but huge forehead? Sony Xperia XA1 Plus size comparison vs Nokia 6, Galaxy A7, iPhone 7 Plus, others
This year is the year of widescreen (or should we call them tall-screen?) smartphones. Samsung's 18.5:9 Infinity Display, LG's 18:9... well, display, and Apple's supposed 18:9 ratio on the iPhone 8 are about to cement this. It's also the year when manufacturers went to war against the screen bezel.
August 31, 2017
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No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown
After a week of blocking the secure messaging app Signal in Egypt the service is back online thanks to new features added by its parent company Open Whisper Systems.
December 25, 2016
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No, Microsoft didn't just accidentally confirm Edge extensions for Windows 10 Mobile
Ever since Microsoft first confirmed that extensions were coming to its in-house Edge browser, Windows phone users have hoped that they would also show up for Windows 10 Mobile. back in May, the firm's public Windows 10 roadmap said that it would happen, but then it was quickly removed.
December 29, 2016
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No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight -- US appeals court
Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones
August 18, 2017
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No, there's not going to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset
Remember all those rumors that claimed Qualcomm will launch a slightly improved iteration of the Snapdragon 835 SoC in Q4 2017? Well, according to a new report, they were inaccurate as the chipset vendor has no plans to release another high-end processor this year.
September 5, 2017
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Nokia 5 and 6 update brings the latest Android security patches mere hours after their release
Whether you like its phones or not, you have to admit that HMD Global sure is putting its money where its mouth is -- the company promised to release Android security updates as soon as they become available, and for the second month in a row it's making good on that promise. Today the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have started receiving the latest August security patches for Android, less than a day after they first became available.
August 8, 2017
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Nokia 6 versus Moto G5 Plus: Back to the basics
HMD Global has a compelling phone in the Nokia 6, but Motorola has been doing this for a lot longer.
September 4, 2017
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Nokia 6 finally hits the shelves in the UK, costs less than expected
After months of waiting, customers in the UK can finally purchase HMD's most advanced smartphone to date, the Nokia 6. The device was initially slated for a June release, but because HMD was unable to cope with the high demand for the smartphone, availability in many countries was postponed for a few months.
August 2, 2017
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Nokia 6 review:
Beauty on a budget
August 11, 2017
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Nokia 8 cameras explained: how does the dual camera work and what is a "#Bothie"
The Nokia 8 is here and it features a very interesting camera setup: three identical cameras, all with the same, 13-megapixel sensor. Two of them are on the back: one is the main color camera with optical image stabilization and the secondary one is a monochrome sensor, while the third one is... the front camera!
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 first promo video shows two lonely, sad men taking selfies in the middle of nowhere
So yeah, this was weird: the first Nokia 8 promo video is out and it basically shows two middle-aged, seemingly lonely and a bit sad men taking selfies bothies in the middle of nowhere.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 flagship is official with Zeiss dual camera and live-streaming abilities
For quite some time it has been rumored that a high-end Nokia phone would launch soon. Today, HMD Global made that phone official. It is known as the Nokia 8, and soon you'll be able to get one. Here's what this new Android-powered heavyweight has to impress with.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 goes through harsh durability test, will this Android flagship survive?
Nokia phones have always been regarded as very durable devices. However, this reputation was largely gained before the smartphone era, leaving HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, with a lot to live up to.
October 5, 2017
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Nokia 8 is a premium Android flagship smartphone you might actually want
Nokia doesn't make smartphones anymore, but the company will sell its name to the highest bidder. Case in point, the current Android devices carrying the "Nokia" branding are actually made by a company called HMD Global. In other words, you are buying an HMD smartphone with the Nokia name slapped on it. This keeps the Nokia brand in consumers' minds, while HMD gets to sell its phones under a name people actually recognize. It's win-win for the two companies.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 phone was built to help you overshare
Commentary: The flagship Nokia 8's livestreaming and split-screen view option gives the Snapchat and Instagram crowd a new phone to consider.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 price, release date and carrier availability
It's official: the first flagship phone by 'the new Nokia' is out, and it is the Nokia 8, a Snapdragon 835 phone with a dual camera system, and a Zeiss lens. This new Nokia is different from the Nokia you know from the past: a company called HMD Global with some ex-Nokia engineering talent that has acquired the rights to put the Nokia brand on its phones, and is trying to resurrect the brand with a focus on clean interfaces and proper support.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 specs review: more than meets the eye or just another flagship?
Thes long-awaited Android-powered Nokia flagship phone is finally official and we're here to see what makes it tick. Meet the Nokia 8!
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 specs: Snapdragon 835, dual cameras, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Nokia's first Android flagship packs the latest internals.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 8 versus Apple iPhone 7 Plus versus Galaxy S8 versus OnePlus and the rest: size comparison
The Nokia 8 is out and it is a beautifully designed flagship phone that will compete with the very best out there.
August 17, 2017
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Nokia 8 versus Apple iPhone 7 Plus versus Samsung Galaxy S8 versus OnePlus 5: specs comparison
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone by HMD Global, the company that has taken over the Nokia brand name and aims to bring back some of that DNA of excellency that memories of the old Nokia bring.
August 22, 2017
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Nokia 8: An all-aluminum flagship with same-day Android security updates
At €600 (~£550) it's on the edge of value--but where's that beloved Nokia charm gone?
August 16, 2017
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Nokia 9 CAD renders reveal a curved design, dual cameras, and no 3.5mm jack
New renders give us an early look at HMD Global's upcoming flagship.
October 12, 2017
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Nokia 130 goes on sale in India for Rs. 1,599
HMD Global announced the refreshed versions of the Nokia 105 and 130 feature phones last month for a starting price of just $14.50. The company today made the 130 available for sale in India for a price of Rs. 1,599 (roughly $25).
August 31, 2017
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Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents
Apple has refused to negotiate for licenses for the H.264 video codec and other Nokia technologies, the company alleges
December 21, 2016
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Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits
The companies are at odds over fair licensing of the H.264 video codec and other technologies.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia brand rumored to return with camera-centric smartphone
HMD Global, a Finnish company that has acquired patents and the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones from Microsoft for the next 10 years, is expected to launch a couple of high-end Android devices at the Mobile World Congress in February and one of them looks like a serious weapon for mobile photographers.
December 19, 2016
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Nokia cuts jobs after killing its $60,000 OZO VR camera
For the past few years, it has been a bumpy ride for the Finnish giant, Nokia, the lowest point being it selling off the once iconic mobile division to Microsoft--who later wrote it off as a damp squib--to the highlight when the company outpaced rival Ericsson in the first quarter of this year. The upswing was thanks to a recovering network infrastructure market, buoyed by the company acquiring Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros last year.
October 10, 2017
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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple
Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 40 patents in lawsuits filed in 11 countries
December 22, 2016
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Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it's beautiful
It's called the Nokia 8 and unlike existing Nokia Androids -- the 3, 5 and 6 -- this one is a real powerhouse.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits
Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia's back at it again. the one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it's ready to go back to court in a big way, filing multiple lawsuits aimed squarely at Cupertino.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia phone sales off to a very good start, on path to reach 10 million in first year
Nokia is back. The phone company that dominated the early 2000s has been resurrected and we have both smartphones and feature phones like the re-imagined Nokia 3310 available for purchase, but how popular are they and are they selling well?
October 13, 2017
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Nokia sues Apple over alleged patent infringement
Nokia just announced that it is suing Apple in the US and Germany because the iPhone maker is allegedly infringing some of its patents. According to the Finnish company, Apple rejected any licensing offers that would have allowed it to legally take advantage of the infringed patents.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia updates classic comeback mobe 3310
Only one phone from the "New Nokia" (aka HMD Global) has made any impact so far, and sadly for the startup's ambitions of returning the brand to market leadership, it's the remodelled classic, the 3310.
September 28, 2017
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Nokia Won't Be Making Any New OZO Cameras
Nokia announced that it is refocusing Nokia Technologies to maximize its investment in digital health technology. As a result, the company will not be developing a new version of its stereoscopic OZO camera.
October 10, 2017
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Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges
Hopes rest on stock, OZO Audio
August 16, 2017
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Nokia's first Android phone coming February 26 to MWC
BlackBerry isn't the only megabrand of yesteryear attempting a major comeback. Nokia, too, will unveil its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, to the wider world.
January 13, 2017
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Nokia's new phone ushers in the unfortunate era of the 'bothie'
Allow me to introduce you to "the bothie." It's not a selfie, nor a normal photo (which all the cool kids call a "youie"), but a hybrid of the two. It's a composite shot from both cameras on your phone, showing both you and whatever else is out there. It's a bothie.
August 16, 2017
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Nokia, which still exists, sues Apple over 32 phone patents
Nokia Technologies -- the mobile patent arm, not the phone development team Microsoft bought and sold -- claims Apple isn't paying what it owes.
December 21, 2016
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NOMU S30 mini review: A smaller take on its flagship phone with some sacrifices
Earlier this year, I reviewed the NOMU S30, which has remained the company's rugged flagship smartphone. Featuring a waterproof and dustproof design backed up by its IP68 certification, it seemed to tick all the boxes for those looking for a handset packing somewhat decent specs but could also deal with a bit of punishment. However, the S30 did have a bit of chunkiness and heft about it which may have been off-putting for some.
September 4, 2017
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Non-Windows platforms increasingly at risk from malware
Where it was once the case that damaging malware attacks were aimed solely at Windows devices, a new study shows that strategic attacks on both Mac and Android devices are rapidly rising.
August 23, 2017
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Not in the iMore forums yet? You're missing out!
The iMore forums are the heart and soul of our community. They're where you ask questions, get answers, and share your own experience and expertise.
August 29, 2017
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Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal
Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time.
August 11, 2017
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Note 7 owners can get a big discount for the Note 8, here's everything you need to know
Are you a former owner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If the answer to that question is "yes", you might want to know that Samsung has an interesting offer for you.
August 23, 2017
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Note 8 comes with a set of 'premium' AKG earphones in the box, tuned by Harman Kardon
While announcing the Galaxy Note 8 a short while ago, Samsung mentioned that it will come with a pair of "premium" AKG earphones in the box, with 11woofers and 8 tweeters.. While it's not clear if this will be the case in every market, or after the promo preorder period, given that this info was shared on the stage of the New York unveiling, we can expect that the US versions of the Note 8 are certainly lined up for the audiophile thrill.
August 23, 2017
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Note 8 gets a ZeroLemon case that doubles its battery life
After equipping the spring flagships Galaxy S8, S8+ and even the LG G6 with some of the best value-for-money battery cases, ZeroLemon is at it again, this time equipping the high-ender of the Android fall, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. How about doubling its battery life that is pretty middling, as can be expected from its Quad HD+ display and smaller-than-predecessor battery?
October 2, 2017
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Note 8 is the first phone with optical stabilization on both cameras
Samsung just got on the stage to extol the virtues of the Note 8's new dual camera, and, among the adjustable focus pre- and post-shot, the 2x zoom, and other shenanigans already done with dual cameras on other phones, it slipped one unique feature in a jiffy. It turns out that the Note 8 is the first major phone that has optical image stabilization on both camera sensors.
August 23, 2017
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Notification channels in Android Oreo: Everything you need to know!
Android Oreo comes with the power to take control over your notification tray so you can sort out just what you want to see.
August 22, 2017
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Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition coming 'soon', Motorola releases Android 7.0 kernel source
Android 8.0 to be released this month; Moto X Pure Edition to get 7.0 "soon"
August 8, 2017
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Nova Launcher joins the 50 million downloads club on Google Play
If you go looking for a new home screen launcher on Android, you're going to inevitably hear Nova Launcher come up.
October 9, 2017
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Now's the time to trade in your iPhone for a new one, and Gazelle wants to help
In light of new iPhones on the horizon, reCommerce company Gazelle is allowing iPhone users to lock in the selling value of their current device for a limited time.
September 5, 2017
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NYPD Deputy IT Commissioner defends department's use of Windows Phones
As the NYPD prepares to switch from Windows Phones to iPhones, the department's Deputy IT Commissioner is defending the choice to equip officers with Windows Phones in the first place.
August 29, 2017
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NYPD dropping fleet of 36,000 Windows Phones for iPhones
The NYPD's grand experiment with Windows Phones is coming to an end.
August 28, 2017
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NYPD to put 36,000 useless Windows Phones to waste, replace them with iPhones
The New York Police Department will scrap 36,000 Windows Phones that it gave police officers over the past 2 years because the devices are already obsolete and cannot be updated.
August 28, 2017
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O6 review: Smart Bluetooth remote for iPhone makes driving a little less distracted
Distracted driving has become a real concern in the modern smartphone era. Whether it's playing music, using your phone's navigation, or incoming push notifications, calls, and text messages, keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road ahead can be a challenge.
August 22, 2017
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Ockel Sirius A is Nearing Primetime: Smartphone-Sized PC with 6-inch 1080p Display
Last year, at IFA 2016, I stumbled across the Ockel Sirius project. In its infancy, the device was seemingly straight forward: put a full PC into a smartphone sized chassis. At the time the project was in its early stages, and in my hands was a non-functioning mockup before the idea went to crowd funding.
September 4, 2017
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Official renders of Sony's Xperia XZ1 Compact reveal a plastic outer shell
After we saw the first official renders of Sony's upcoming flagship Xperia XZ1, it was all but inevitable its downsized twin, the Xperia XZ1 Compact, would be next in line. So here we are today -- Roland Quandt has now given us our first actual look at the device (CAD-based renders notwithstanding), presumably once again sourced from a premature Amazon listing.
August 25, 2017
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Office for Android updated with SVG image support
Microsoft released new updates for its Office suite on Android today, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Here's what's new:
December 22, 2016
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OkCupid doesn't let you see who visits your dating profile anymore
Some users are very unhappy about the sudden and significant change
August 9, 2017
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OK Google, make a hands-free call
Google Home now supports hands-free calling.
August 16, 2017
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Older iPhone slowing down? Tests show it's all in your mind
Benchmark software maker Futuremark has released data showing iPhone speeds over time, going back to the iPhone 5s.
October 9, 2017
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OLED versus LCD: How the iPhone X's display changes everything
Apple's jump to OLED technology could bring several benefits for iPhone users.
September 12, 2017
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Olixar cases for the Pixel 2 pop up, renders of the phone included
So, before hot phones hit the market, case makers start gearing up, racking on various case models, preparing for a spike in sales. During this period, some cases may pop up on various mobile accessory websites, with computer-generated images of the case, with a render of what the phone is expected to look like inside. This render is usually not officially confirmed by the phone maker or anything, but taken from all the leaks that we see day in and day out.
August 2, 2017
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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding.
October 12, 2017
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On launch day, BlackBerry's enterprise software and apps will be ready for iOS 11
Even back in those olden days of yesteryear before BlackBerry hopped into bed with Google, the company's BES software was able to track a company's fleet of mobile devices regardless of whether these devices ran on iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry. And while today's BlackBerry handsets are powered by Android, the beat goes on as far as BlackBerry's enterprise software and mobile apps are concerned.
August 22, 2017
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Once again, rumors call for 2017 iPhone users to shell out cash for wireless charging accessories
Rumors that the tenth anniversary iPhone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, will feature wireless charging have been around for some time. Actually, all three rumored 2017 iPhone models could be the first iOS powered handsets to offer this feature. So-called Apple expert John Gruber sent out a tweet last July indicating that the charging pads for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will be sold separately.
August 21, 2017
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One design decision is severely limiting my Galaxy Note 8 hype
I just don't know if I can get over this one.
August 8, 2017
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One of tech's biggest events will go lean on phones. What's up with that?
CES may be the world's largest tech show, but it won't be where the year's best phones premiere. Here's why.
December 29, 2016
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One of these Android Oreo statues is not like the other
Google ordered two Android Oreo statues from two different companies this year.
August 21, 2017
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OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, here is what's new
Great news for OnePlus fans who decided to go for the OnePlus 3 or 3T, as the Chinese company continues to release updates almost on a weekly basis. The last OxygenOS 4.5.0 update is rolling out as we speak and bring a lot of small improvements into the mix.
September 25, 2017
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OnePlus 3 and 3T to receive Android O update by end of 2017
Android O will be rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T before December 31, 2017.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus 3 gets new Android 7.0 Nougat preview
It's been two weeks since OnePlus released its last OxygenOS preview based on Android 7.0. a new beta is now available - but there's still no sign of Nougat for the company's latest flagship, the OnePlus 3T.
December 29, 2016
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OnePlus 5 camera promo features people getting killed with a chainsaw
It is hard not to fall asleep watching promo videos for smartphones. That's why we rarely write about them. Today we make an exception for the new OnePlus 5 camera ad, which, depending on how you look at it, is either really stupid or brilliant -- but memorable nonetheless.
August 11, 2017
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OnePlus 5 has a new 'Soft Gold' color, 8GB of RAM model now comes in grey
Phone color choices aren't always exciting.
August 7, 2017
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OnePlus 5 is not your typical flagship [Review]
There are few smartphones that attract as much attention as a new OnePlus flagship. And it is easy to understand why. You get pretty much everything that you expect from a flagship device, but at a fraction of the cost. That recipe has not changed with this year's OnePlus 5.
September 28, 2017
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OnePlus 5 is now available in lush Soft Gold
The OnePlus 5 is now available in a brand new color: "soft gold", and you can purchase one right now, if you like it, but do keep in mind that this is a limited edition run.
August 8, 2017
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OnePlus 5 JCC+ can now be purchased online in Europe for £499
Still no word on US availability
October 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition can now be purchased online, but there's a catch
Looking to buy a nice new OnePlus 5? If that's the case, you might be interested to know that the Chinese manufacturer is now selling a limited edition of its 2017 flagship.
October 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 looks great in soft gold and it's on sale right now
You can pick the phone up right away and it won't cost you any more than the existing colour options.
August 7, 2017
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OnePlus 5 may get a colorful makeover
OnePlus hints on Facebook that something new is coming to its latest phone.
August 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 new color option gets teased, different specs coming as well?
It looks like OnePlus 5 is set to receive an additional color option. Barely a few hours ago, this teaser image (see below) was shared by the phone maker through its official Weibo account, which makes the information more or less official.
August 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 product manager talks about behind the scenes process, reveals partial water resistance
OnePlus' community manager has posted an internal interview on the company's forums, where he asked the product manager a bunch of questions. It's rather short for now, but the beauty is that you can post a question of your own and the community manager will pass it along, possibly even get it answered within the thread.
August 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 receives OxygenOS 4.5.8 after last update got pulled, stuttering and battery drain issues fixed
OnePlus has released a new update for the OnePlus 5, following the recent withdrawal of OxygenOS 4.5.7 due to issues with stuttering while gaming and battery drain.
August 4, 2017
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OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues
OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.
October 3, 2017
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OnePlus 5 "Soft Gold" vs "Midnight Black" vs "Slate Gray" color comparison: which one is your favorite?
The OnePlus 5, one of the best phones around, is now available in a choice of three colors: the brand new "soft gold", along with the two previously available "slate gray" and "midnight black".
August 8, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Which model should you buy?
Do you require 64GB or 128GB of space? And is the extra RAM really that necessary?
August 7, 2017
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OnePlus 5T will reportedly feature 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
The OnePlus 5T will supposedly be released in November with a 6-inch display and 18:9 aspect ratio, but we aren't totally convinced quite yet.
October 9, 2017
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OnePlus back to school promo brings bundles with OnePlus 5, DJI drones and stabilizers
OnePlus has teamed up with drone and video gear maker DJI to come up with some neat Back to School deals, just in time for the new college year.
August 16, 2017
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OnePlus confirms Android O will be the last major OS update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T
Most OnePlus fans remember the way those who purchased the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X were treated when they asked the Chinese company to provide them with the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
August 11, 2017
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OnePlus is giving students a 10 percent discount on its smartphone
Save on the OnePlus 5, a phone that almost none of your classmates will have
August 29, 2017
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OnePlus is quietly collecting a ton of data from its smartphones
But the company says you can switch some analytics off in settings
October 11, 2017
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OnePlus launches a barrage of ads, lets us know why the OnePlus 5 is the best phone for students
OnePlus is a company that made a name for itself by focusing on just one product -- its "flagship killer" phone, with top-notch hardware and unbelievably low price. However, this year, there are a couple of things that are a bit different. Firstly, the OnePlus 5 -- the company's 4th flagship -- is not as cheap anymore. It's still affordable, compared to other flagships, as it starts at $479, but nowhere near as alluring as the $300 OnePlus One.
September 5, 2017
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OnePlus privacy shock: So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data
Are we shocked? *Cough* Google, Apple *Cough*
October 13, 2017
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OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection
Last week, the phone manufacturer OnePlus was caught collecting an extensive amount of data on its Android smartphones. The company has now said that it will cease these practices in response to user feedback, and that future users will be explicitly presented with the option to opt out when they first activate a device.
October 16, 2017
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OnePlus teases another variant of its flagship 5
Back in June, OnePlus launched its new flagship device, the 5, which received a lot of complaints regarding different issues including the jelly scroll bug caused by the inverted display and the 911 call issue. However, it looks like this has not stopped the firm from releasing a new variant of the same phone. The company has posted some teasers today, leaving it to people's imaginations to guess what's coming?
August 2, 2017
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OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7 update following gaming-related issues
After withdrawing the OxygenOS 4.5.7 update, OnePlus is now rolling out the 4.5.8 build that fixes the gaming stutter issues noticed by several users on its forums. The update is now going out to the OnePlus 5:
August 4, 2017
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Opera Max for Android gets discontinued and removed from the Google Play
Sad news for Opera fans, as the Norwegian developer announced one of its popular Android applications will be discontinued, Opera Max. Originally launched back in 2014, the application was meant to allow users to manage and reduce data usage on Android smartphones.
August 14, 2017
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Opera Mini for iOS gets completely revamped before the iPhone 8's launch
Opera has just announced its iOS browser has been updated in preparation for iPhone 8's launch. The application has been fully redesigned to enhance the browsing experience of iPhone users while on the go.
September 5, 2017
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Opera Mini for iOS isn't dead after all -- the developers were just waiting for iPhone 8
Earlier this year, I was shocked to learn that development of Opera for iOS was effectively dead. No, this was not just a rumor -- an Opera employee told me publicly on Twitter. And so, we here at BetaNews reported the unfortunate news. Luckily, the report of the browser's demise was short-lived -- the company later told me the employee was misinformed. I was dubious, so I took a wait-and-see approach to see just how alive development truly was.
September 5, 2017
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OPPO F5 with FHD+ display is heading to India and other SE Asian markets
OPPO's upcoming phone will leverage AI to help you take great selfies.
October 13, 2017
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Oppo R11 review:
Come for the dual cameras, stay for the battery life
August 4, 2017
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Oreo brings huge improvements for VR
For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware.
August 23, 2017
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Oreo features you'll love: Background execution limits
Oreo keeps apps under control when you're not actively using them.
August 21, 2017
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Our 10 favorite iOS apps of 2016: from Instagram Stories to Pokemon Go
This was the year that Instagram became a new app, Google became known for its iOS apps, and Pokemon Go became a phenomenon.
December 21, 2016
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Our favorite iPhone, iPad, and Apple watch cases and accessories of 2016
Quite a few iPhone and iPad accessories cross our desks all year long, but only the best of the best finds its way into our pockets, trusty everyday-carry bags–and wrapped up in paper and ribbons under our Christmas trees. These are the Macworld staff's best picks, the things we spend our own money on, the things we're confident enough in to give them to our loved ones as gifts, and we heartily recommend them to you.
December 19, 2016
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Our iPhone 8 Plus battery life test reveals the best endurance from an iPhone yet
With more people lining up to buy the iPhone 8 Plus than the smaller iPhone 8 for the first time (perhaps in anticipation of the iPhone X), the focus has suddenly shifted to Apple's larger phone that is more feature-rich, thanks to the dual-camera setup on the back, but also lasting much more on a charge, thanks to the bigger battery.
October 2, 2017
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Our personal information is now currency and we should spend it more wisely
We're all data-millionaires and should start acting like one.
August 25, 2017
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Outage at EE wrecks voice calls across the UK
EE phone home
October 10, 2017
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Outlook for iOS and Android is adding your most requested calendar features
Whether you're planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook app is there to help you manage and make the most of your day. Today, we are adding several of your most highly requested calendaring features, including the ability to sync your shared calendars to your phone and manage and RSVP to recurring events.
October 9, 2017
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Outlook gets some handy new calendar features on iOS and Android
Outlook is bringing some handy new calendar features to both iOS and Android.
October 9, 2017
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Over 15% of all Android phones now run Nougat
Nougat is now on more and more devices, but it's still too early for Oreo.
September 12, 2017
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Owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 handsets complain camera glass is spontaneously 'shattering'
Apple attracted a lot of flak from some owners of its newest iPhones, after numerous annoying issues were reported following their release in September. Such problems paled in comparison with those suffered by Samsung's fiery Galaxy Note7 flagship, of course, but details of another problem have emerged affecting more of Samsung's high-end handsets, and this one appears to have been around for a lot longer.
December 30, 2016
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OxygenOS 4.5.10 update brings camera improvements to the OnePlus 5
OnePlus continues to push updates to its high-end smartphones. Last week, both OnePlus 3 and 3T received a major OxygenOS update that added a few improvements and removed Hangouts.
August 29, 2017
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Palm Pilot Robot Kit
explains how to build an autonomous robot controlled by a handheld device.
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Palm's brand to reportedly make a comeback through TCL, new devices planned for 2018
At the turn of the 20th century, and in the following years, Palm was offering a considerable number of devices for people looking to buy PDAs and smartphones -- years before Apple came along and shook up the industry with the iPhone, followed by Google with Android.
August 31, 2017
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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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Patent-licensing company loses its $30M verdict against Sprint
Prism Technologies saw through three jury trials against big cell carriers.
August 23, 2017
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Pawgo
resource for mobile computing with small handheld devices, including PDAs and cell phones.
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Pay once to host your website for life with Dragify
As business moves online and people's attention moves to the web more and more, having your own website is more than an asset -- it's almost a necessity. But maintaining a website means paying monthly or yearly hosting fees which can quickly add up over time.
October 9, 2017
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Pen Computing Magazine: Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo
Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo. Shootout: Wireless interconnect or complete integration? by Shawn Barnett. Palm Bluetooth card.
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People are reportedly buying more iPhone 7s than iPhone 8s in the US
More customers in the US are buying the iPhone 7 than the iPhone 8, according to a new report from KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh (via Reuters).
October 16, 2017
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People have mixed feelings about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
With Verizon stores now equipped with Pixel 2 demo units, people are starting to get hands-on time with the phone -- here's what they have to say.
October 13, 2017
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Person-to-Person Apple Pay is about to make iMessage even more valuable
Peer-to-peer Apple Pay is coming to iMessage, and it's going to make Apple's messaging platform even more valuable.
September 1, 2017
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Personal Experiences and Tips
includes a discussion on power-user synchronization and palm/cellular solutions.
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Phablets Lift the Smartphone Market
The smartphone market continues to expand and will continue to do so over the next several years, thanks, in part, to the growing popularity of super-sized devices like Samsung's new Galaxy Note8.
August 31, 2017
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Phone fraud detection service Next Caller raises $5 million
Fraud detection is a huge problem for retailers and the banking industry. But as companies fortify their defenses against fraudsters, the criminal element finds new weaknesses to exploit.
August 28, 2017
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Phone release calendar: fall 2017
As the last days of summer slowly, but surely fly away, we are approaching a busy season for phones: the fall of 2017.
August 25, 2017
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Photo of Moto X4 snapped by distributor
A little more than a week ago, we told you that Motorola was planning to hold a new product event on August 24th. We assumed that the Moto X4 would be the next Moto device to be unveiled. Well, you know what they say about assumptions; sometimes you get them right on! As it turns out, it does appear that the Moto X4 will be made official this Thursday.
August 21, 2017
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Photo of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2's rear panel allegedly leaks out
We've known for quite some time that Xiaomi's planning on releasing a successor to its much-lauded Mi MIX handset from late last year. But apart from an official 3D concept video, we haven't seen pretty much any news regarding the Mi MIX 2.
August 23, 2017
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Photo reportedly reveals Apple iPhone 8 flex cable and display assembly
With the tenth anniversary iPhone model now believed to be undergoing mass production, a new image of the so-called Apple iPhone 8 surfaced over the weekend. The picture shows the display assembly, hinting at an edge-to-edge screen with thin bezels rumored to measure 4mm. The now infamous "notch" can be seen at the top of the assembly, and will apparently house several sensors.
August 21, 2017<