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Hands on

Hands on with Halide, a new gesture-based iPhone camera app
What do you get when a former Apple designer and a former Twitter developer combine forces? You get Halide -- a brand new gesture-based iPhone camera app designed for those who want more control over the picture-taking process.
May 31, 2017
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Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)
After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential.
May 23, 2017
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Hands On: New Skype on Android (Screenshots)
Earlier this month, Microsoft released an updated Skype app for Android users.
June 15, 2017
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Hands-on with Chrome's wild new mobile interface
Chrome Dev designs for big phones by putting everything on the bottom of the screen.
June 15, 2017
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Hands-on with the Asus ZenFone AR, which is arriving just in time to compete with ARKit
It's one of two Tango phones you can get
July 27, 2017
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Hands-on: Android O Preview 3 is 8.0, has a sweet colored media notification
Android O can now automatically color media notifications based on the album art.
June 9, 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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Honor 9 hands-on preview: The affordable flagship
The new flagship phone from Honor is cheaper and prettier than the OnePlus 5.
June 27, 2017
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HTC U 11 hands-on: MrMobile's new squeeze
By now you've seen the HTC U11 hands-on treatment: the smudge-prone but beautiful backplate; the conventional face; the interface that reacts to a squeeze as well as a swipe. But thanks to some canceled flights and some overzealous NYC security guards (long story) I got to spend a little longer with the HTC U11 than I might have, and as a result I was able to produce a slightly more in-depth hands-on than would otherwise be possible.
May 23, 2017
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It is real: a hands-on with the Essential Phone, presented by Andy Rubin
So, the Essential Phone was just revealed yesterday and it has some cool things going on about it. Titanium and ceramc build, a 360-degree accessory camera, an all-screen front, so on and so forth -- it's definitely a head-turner. But we didn't get to see any live footage of the handset, just renders.
May 31, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force hands-on--Motorola bets the farm on Moto Mods, loses
The same design with a smaller battery has got to be a winner, right?
July 25, 2017
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Moto's 360-degree camera mod, hands-on: It's a snap to use
The idea of snap-on accessories that transform your phone only gets interesting when the accessories are interesting. That's been the challenge of Moto Mods, Motorola's initiative to create magnetic accessories for the Z series of modular phones: A few have been bold; others have been glorified battery packs.
July 25, 2017
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MrMobile goes hands-on with the Moto Z2 Force
For the fifth year running, Motorola's spicing up the summer with a smartphone that's not afraid to stand out -- but this year, the bombastic brand name feels a bit ... Forced.
July 25, 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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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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See the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in action in this leaked hands-on video
Another rugged version of a Samsung flagship is expected to land in the United States in the not so distant future, the Galaxy S8 Active. A plethora of hands-on pictures leaked recently, so you might already know what the phone looks like if you've following our news feed.
July 24, 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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Misc. - Numbers

1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents
If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts.
May 23, 2017
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1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border
1Password received a handy new feature last week that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user's devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.
May 23, 2017
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4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better
Supercharge your smartphone's browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.
June 13, 2017
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4 reasons to buy a U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8, and 3 reasons to be cautious
You have the option to break the carrier shackles.
June 7, 2017
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4 things Windows phone users will love about iOS 11 -- and 4 they'll hate
Dennis Bednarz is a writer for Windows Central and the guy behind ModMyi. He has been a recognised member of the Microsoft community for years and owns everything from Lumia phones to Surface PCs. He occasionally likes to rant about Windows Phone and drink tea.
June 28, 2017
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4 Ways A Drug Company Makes Billions Off Patients With The Rarest Diseases
It's no secret that there's big money to be had in drugs. The cost of many pharmaceuticals has increased dramatically. But the real money makers for the drug industry aren't necessarily the commonplace prescriptions for antibiotics of painkillers that most of us know by name; it's the drugs that are used by very few people, who often need them to survive.
May 24, 2017
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4 ways to turn off annoying notifications on your Android phone or iPhone
Weed out the random calls, messages and alerts, and focus only on the ones that really matter to you.
July 31, 2017
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4G in India: Everything you need to know
4G is finally going mainstream in India.
June 7, 2017
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5 awesome app-enabled toys you can control with your smartphone
You might not know that, but today is Children's Day in a number of countries around the world. We take this as an excuse to let our inner child out and enjoy some rather childish pleasures. After all, what are we if not grown-up children?
June 1, 2017
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5 awesome party games or family games to play on your Android, iPhone, Android TV
Our mobile devices have gotten quite powerful over the past few years and can actually play graphic-intensive games quite well. Too bad that touch inputs combined with having all of your gameplay on a 5-inch screen heavily detract from the experience.
July 13, 2017
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5 camera apps that force the iPhone 7 Plus into telephoto mode
The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's first handset to feature a dual camera module on its back. A regular 12 MP, wide-angle camera was neighbored by another 12 MP snapper, but with a telephoto lens over it, which provides 2x optical zoom.
June 14, 2017
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5 Essential phone ideas we'd like to see in the next iPhone... and 5 we don't
Whatever the new Essential phone lacks, it certainly isn't innovative spirit. A showcase of intriguing, forward-looking, and slightly bone-headed decisions, the device is exciting and thought-provoking to an extent only commanded by top of the line smartphones by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google.
May 31, 2017
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5 essential questions about the Essential Phone
Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.
May 31, 2017
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5 Features That Will Reshape Phones
It's been ten years since smartphones were reimagined by Apple as a mainstream device, and now everyone has them. It's about time for some big changes, though. The first round of 2017 flagship phone releases is behind us, and we're starting to see some interesting trends. The shape of phone screens is changing, charging is getting better, and the way you listen to music could soon be different, like it or not.
June 19, 2017
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5 features the OnePlus 5 does better than other smartphones
It's the little things that make a phone, and these sorts of things might even convince you to bring home the OnePlus 5.
July 4, 2017
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5 mobile phone features of the past that we actually miss
In case you haven't noticed, the world is changing and technology is the main culprit. In the last 100 years mankind has advanced more than in the previous 1,000. Don't get us wrong, we're not complaining. Technology is making our lives much easier, but also a bit less exciting in some ways.
May 30, 2017
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5 of the best comic book apps for Android and iOS
Reading comics is a quirky hobby that many of us have. For one, we've loved doing it since early childhood, and secondly, many of the hand-drawn heroes have matured as their reader base got older -- there are plenty of comics out there that one would stray far from calling "for kids".
July 11, 2017
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5 of the best MMO games for Android and iOS (2017)
Mobile MMO games have been gaining more and more traction the past few years, and for a good reason. The better hardware introduced in the last 5 years or so has really changed the possibilities for mobile developers, allowing them to create much bigger and far more ambitious projects.
May 31, 2017
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5 phone makers that said they'll love you forever, but ran off with the child support
Making smartphones is a tough and often unprofitable business for anyone but the top three - Apple, Samsung and Huawei. After they saw Apple's exorbitant profits from the iPhone, many a company have tried and failed to reinvent the cell phone wheel, entering the market with the enthusiasm of a startup, then burning through a pile of cash while trying to challenge the status quo, and in the end throwing in the towel.
July 14, 2017
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5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid
Don't hand over an aging iOS device to your eager youngster before doing a little kid-proofing first.
June 9, 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 vital Android settings that save your apps, data, battery and more
Get the most out of your phone with these essential features.
June 14, 2017
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6 best Skype alternatives for Android, iPhone, and other platforms in 2017
Remember how Skype went down this month for a few hours and kept unstable for days? Hundreds of businesses' productivity crumbled. People couldn't reach their friends and relatives. Yep, wasn't a good time! But such things can happen to anyone -- even Microsoft, who has been running Skype ever since it acquired the company in 2011.
June 26, 2017
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6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps
These clever tools save you time so you can get straight to work.
July 18, 2017
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6 great Android features missing from iOS 11
Sure, iOS 11 looks cool, but Android's still cooler in some key ways.
June 21, 2017
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6 reasons to use the Samsung browser on your Galaxy S8
The Samsung Internet browser is a formidable choice for a mobile browser and it has a number of features that make it worth using over Google Chrome.
June 12, 2017
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6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter
When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.
June 1, 2017
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6 super YouTube tricks for Android and iOS
You'll get an eyeful once you watch your first YouTube video in virtual reality. Also: browse videos in private, double-tap to skip ahead, and more.
June 6, 2017
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6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users
These six iOS apps will help you get more done faster (hopefully)
June 30, 2017
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6 ways to make the most of Android's Clock app
There's a much easier way to open the Clock app than digging around the Android app drawer.
May 31, 2017
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7 best free fighting games for Android and iOS (2017)
There isn't a single gaming platform that doesn't have fighting games. Some of them are quite brutal, such as the latest Mortal Kombat games, while others are quite family-friendly, such as Super Smash Bros. But they all have one thing in common -- they are the perfect type of games for the competitive players.
June 13, 2017
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7 apps that won't make your kids dumber
Smart apps for your smartphone.
June 30, 2017
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7 most gimmicky phones in history
When do features classify as gimmicks? Is it upon launch, when everyone dismisses them as such? Or maybe after a few years in which they fail to stick around? We here at PhoneArena are all for giving new features a chance before we say it's a useless gimmick, but there are some questionable elements to some phones in the past that have left us scratching our heads for long after they were discontinued.
June 7, 2017
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7 Essential Phone Accessories for College Students
Be prepared to head back to school with these great phone accessories.
July 27, 2017
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7 ways to take control of Auto-correct on iPad and iPhone
Making covfefe great again
May 31, 2017
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8 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em
Tired of losing business cards? With these apps, your smartphone can do the heavy lifting.
June 13, 2017
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8 isn't great: iPhone 8 doom and gloom
It is a well-known fact that, other than all the very obvious parts that are a mash of alchemy, astrology, voodoo and good ol' fashioned medicine show hucksterism, investing in individual securities is a science.
July 25, 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 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today
Your digital device is the heart of your life. Protect it.
June 23, 2017
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8 useful iPhone tips for busy professionals
These useful little tips may help you with your life
July 6, 2017
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9 augmented reality iPhone apps you should try
 
May 22, 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 Android features Google should steal from Samsung, LG and HTC
A few little changes could make a big difference.
June 13, 2017
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10 things I'm excited about in iOS 11!
iOS 11 has a ton of awesome new features that were just announced at #WWDC2017. Here are some of the most exciting ones that are coming fall 2017!
June 6, 2017
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11 features and improvements we'd like to see in iOS 11
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is coming up next week and we are about to catch a glimpse all the new software updates and developments that the company has been up to. Naturally, it's still a bit of a mystery what exactly Apple is going to reveal, but Mac OS and iOS are a safe bet, and we might even catch a glimpse of new features for Watch OS.
May 31, 2017
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11 ways Apple's iPhone changed the enterprise
Who saw this coming in June 2007?
June 26, 2017
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12 ways you'll use Apple's ARKit in your enterprise
This is not a game
June 21, 2017
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18 iPhone keyboard tricks to type faster
Looking for ways to type faster on your iPhone? Read on: we have left no stone unturned in our search for tips and tricks to help you make the best out of the iPhone's on-screen keyboard.
July 11, 2017
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26% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan on upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8
The most anticipated Apple iPhone in years is expected to be unveiled and released as soon as September. The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will reportedly launch with an edge-to-edge OLED display. That would make it the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel.
June 8, 2017
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30+ beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC 10, and others
High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information -- as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.
May 25, 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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35 Best Mobile Business Apps
These business mobile apps for Android and iOS make it easy to get work done while you're on the go.
July 17, 2017
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40+ Beautiful high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8, S7, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U11 and others
As a new week rolls in, we've got for you yet another awesome collection of high-resolution backgrounds for your smartphone and tablet! 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.
July 24, 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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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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#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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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 beginner's guide to your phone's health apps
How to use Google Fit or Apple Health.
June 15, 2017
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A couple of Moto mid-rangers pass through FCC running Android 7.1.1 Nougat
A couple of mid-rangers from Motorola have recently passed the FCC, revealing a number of specs along the way. This is particularly interesting, considering the brand's already high number of devices in a lower price range available on the market.
June 28, 2017
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A developer has created an unrooted Pixel Launcher with Google Now panel swipe
By now, it's well known that the Pixel Launcher, which debuted on the Android 7.1-powered Google Pixel phones, were exclusive to the handsets, and although third party launchers would later arrive for non Pixel devices, swiping right for Google now, as well as the animated search widget (shown below) wasn't possible for non Pixel phones.
June 13, 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 fresh look at the Galaxy Note 8's dual cameras?
Note 8 renders are coming in force. Here's how some predict the back of Samsung's next big phone will look.
June 28, 2017
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A full 10 years later, the iPhone still dominates ... for now
Steve Jobs would be proud
June 26, 2017
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A Galaxy Note8 render appears, showing the handset's dual lens camera
Samsung is having a good year so far with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The handsets sold millions out of the gate and seem poised to dominate the market. While they have received excellent marks in reviews, including our own, it still isn't a valid replacement for those that long for a Galaxy Note7 replacement. Luckily, the firm is still committed to the line, even offering confirmation in January that a successor was in the works and that it would be "better, safer, and very innovative".
June 27, 2017
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A Guide to Waterproofing Your Google Pixel
So the Pixel's not waterproof -- there are workarounds!
June 23, 2017
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A larger version of Google's Pixel XL may be in your future
It's probably not going to be called the Pixel XXL, but wouldn't that be fun?
June 12, 2017
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A look at Killer Instinct: TJ Combo Boxing, an unreleased Windows Phone game
Microsoft's neglected and bruised Windows phone platform continues its slow march to annihilation.
July 6, 2017
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A look inside the company that aims to overtake Apple and Samsung
Chances are you cannot even pronounce its name right: Huawei, a company that is almost unheard of in the United States, has quietly grown to become the world's third largest smartphone maker in 2016.
June 15, 2017
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A mobile version of Middle Earth: Shadow of War is also being developed
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the best games that launched in 2014, and the upcoming sequel has generated a lot of excitement amongst gamers since its reveal earlier this year. The game will now launch in October after it was delayed by the studio, however, according to some store listing pages, Warner Bros.
July 11, 2017
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A new Google Now design begins to roll out to some Pixel phones
Android has been widely praised and preferred for the customizability of its looks. Nonetheless, there has been a fair share of smartphone users, especially those on the 'other side' (e.g. iOS users), who have argued that iOS still provides better and smoother visual experiences, albeit with limited options for custom-tweaking the UI.
July 17, 2017
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A new render suggests yet another location for the Touch ID sensor on the next iPhone
A new render has surfaced from case designer Nodus that shows off what the next iPhone will allegedly look like. If you aren't impressed, chances are you have seen something similar over the past few weeks, as renders like these have become quite common.
July 18, 2017
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A phone with no battery that can make Skype calls was just created by a university team
A team from the University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering and the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has managed to build and successfully make calls with a battery-less phone.
July 6, 2017
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A recent T-Mobile update blocks Bixby button remapping on the Galaxy S8
While there was a lot of hype surrounding the arrival of Samsung's digital assistant Bixby, with the firm going so far as to dedicate a whole button for it on its latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, there are still elements to Bixby that are not working, with the company having so far failed to deliver a fully functional voice companion outside of Korea.
July 10, 2017
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A relative unknown might be the first to bring a fingerprint sensor embedded under a display
The race to embed a fingerprint sensor under the glass of the front display of a smartphone has been fairly well documented over the course of the year. While Apple has been fairly mum about the subject, Samsung openly admitted that time ran out to include the technology on its recently released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, it appears that it might be neither of those companies that will bring the feature to the masses, but instead, a relative unknown.
June 16, 2017
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A smartphone user's guide to staying focused throughout the day
Plenty of Android apps are distracting, but some can be helpful at keeping you productive, too.
July 26, 2017
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A sting operation by the ACCC led to the lawsuit against Apple over "Error 53"
Apple seems to be in hot water again with the authorities. The tech giant has been a force to reckon with in the mobile space; however, the company is not immune to consequences as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown.
June 7, 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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A year after being unveiled, Galaxy J3 Pro launches in India... with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Just under twelve months ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy J3 Pro, a lower-mid-range handset with metal bodywork, which went on sale in China in June 2016. Now, almost a full year later, the device has finally gone on sale in India - and it's still shipping with a version of Android that was already over a year old when the handset was unveiled.
May 29, 2017
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A year after the Error 53 fiasco, Apple is now making it easier to replace your iPhone's fingerprint sensor
Getting your broken iPhone repaired isn't exactly a fun experience -- going through the official channels means either hoping your local Genius Bar isn't overbooked (if you have one at all, that is), or sending your device for a mail-in repair, which can take a considerable amount of time as well. Of course there's always the option of going to an unlicensed service location, but doing often bears the risk of getting a sub-par repair job, or even an outright broken device.
June 7, 2017
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A.C. Slater hosts ex-reality stars playing competitive Candy Crush. What?
A CBS creative team must've done a lot of acid while bingeing 90s TV on their smartphones -- that's the only conceivable reason this Candy Crush TV series, hosted by Mario Lopez and featuring contestants pulled from past seasons of Survivor and Big Brother exists. That or CBS looking to learn a few tricks from MTV's The Challenge, while also picking up some brand sponsorship that got thrown in its direction without much thought to where it could end up.
July 11, 2017
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A.I. innovation finds a home on mobile devices
Artificial intelligence-powered apps are making smartphones and other mobile devices smarter by anticipating user needs
July 14, 2017
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Accessory maker Spigen claims Andy Rubin's Essential is infringing on its trademark
At this point you've probably heard of Essential, Andy Rubin's latest tech startup, right? If you haven't, here's the gist of it: there's a new player in the smartphone, smart home, and accessory game, and it's one that isn't afraid to put some new ideas on the table right from the start. And, in fact, the company itself is surprisingly new as well -- the first news about it started flying just this January.
June 5, 2017
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According to a report, the OnePlus 5 cheats on benchmarks
Earlier today, OnePlus announced its latest flagship handset, the 5. Starting at $479, the phone is packed with high-end specs, such as Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 128GB of storage.
June 19, 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 is getting Google Now integration and a bunch of Android O features
Action Launcher's had a lot of big changes recently, and they just keep coming.
July 28, 2017
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Ad-subsidized Nokia 6 goes up on Amazon for $179 along with $99 Moto E4
Amazon's lineup of ad-subsidized phones now include the Nokia 6 and Motorola's latest entry-level phone.
June 27, 2017
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Aesthetic wallpapers in high resolutions, perfect for your Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, iPhone 7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U11 and others
Hey kids, have you ever dreamed of browsing the web on your Nintendo 64 while waiting for the cassette deck to finish recording your friend's hot new mixtape (that features 45 minutes of a 56k modem having a seizure with Windows 95 sounds playing in the background)? No? Well then... Have you ever dreamed of cruising around Miami in your DeLorean, slowed-down 80's elevator music blaring in the background, as you speed along a seemingly endless row of palm tree silhouettes smeared against neon-lit skies?
July 18, 2017
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Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it's no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.
May 24, 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 UK delay, Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship delayed in France and Germany too
Alcatel announced the IDOL 4 Pro in February, and said that the Windows 10 Mobile flagship would launch in Europe by June. The Microsoft Store finally opened pre-orders for the device earlier this month in the UK, and other European markets, promising that it would be released on July 26.
July 26, 2017
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Age of the bezel-less choco bar: the Doogee Mix looks futuristic, costs $170
In recent months, the war on the bezel has reached new peaks and many smartphones with a nearly all-screen front have popped up -- from the Xiaomi Mi Mix to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. What do these have in common, besides thinning out the frame around their screens? They are quite expensive...
June 26, 2017
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AGs: Ringless Robocalls Are Still Robocalls, Shouldn't Be Allowed
The Republican National Committee and the lobbyists at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce might think that "ringless" robocalls -- automated, prerecorded phone calls that go straight to voicemail -- are just fine, but the top legal advisors in several states believe the opposite. Now they're urging the Federal Communications Commission to oppose a petition that would allow telemarketers to use them.
June 5, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5S, A50, and A30 Plus offer decent features at accessible prices
Alcatel today announced three new smartphones that run Android Nougat: Alcatel Idol 5S, Alcatel A50, and Alcatel A30 Plus. In addition to being available as Amazon Prime phones (with adds on the home screen), all tree handsets are also offered add-free in the US, though they're a bit more expensive this way.
June 27, 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 new Windows Phone flagship for Europe delays the inevitable
Windows Phone isn't dead yet
July 14, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship now available for $273 unlocked, including VR headset
Last November, T-Mobile launched the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10, a flagship-class Windows phone priced at $469 - far less than HP's top-of-the-line Elite x3. The Alcatel device was also the first Windows 10 Mobile device to include virtual reality support, shipping with its own VR headset.
May 26, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship now available to pre-order in Germany, priced at €607
In February, Alcatel announced the IDOL 4 Pro, its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship. Four months later, the device is now available to pre-order from a retailer in Europe; but it's nowhere near as new as the company would like you to believe. In fact, Alcatel has simply given a new name - and an insanely high price tag - to a phone that it launched in the United States last year, and which it's still selling there for a fraction of its European price.
June 30, 2017
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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 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 specced up and no place to go: Misunderstanding the iPhone
It is time again to play the very popular game the Macalope just invented! You know it, you love it, please give a warm round of applause for...
June 22, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy Note 8 promo poster shows us its dual-cameras, rear fingerprint scanner
There's a new Galaxy Note 8 leak on the block, and this one's pretty saucy.
June 26, 2017
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Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in
While it may have been working on three different new Pixel phones for this year, Google will ultimately release only two models - at least if the latest rumors turn out to be correct. These two models should be a 5-inch Pixel to directly succeed the original Pixel of 2016, and a larger handset codenamed Taimen.
July 11, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy S8 Active presentation lists full specs, including a 4,000 mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a thing we've been hearing a lot about recently -- there's been photos, a video in action, benchmark listings, and more. And now, an alleged presentation outlining most of its key specs, as well as the differences between it and the regular S8 model, has just surfaced on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
July 28, 2017
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Alleged iPhone 8 case renders show off vertical camera setup, no home button
Leaks of the upcoming iPhone 8 are becoming something of an everyday occurrence now, and from what we've seen so far, Apple seems to have already settled on a design: a 5.2-inch device with no physical front button and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back. And like it or not, a couple of new alleged renders of the device shows exactly that, but this time with protective cases wrapped around its frame.
May 29, 2017
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Alleged LG V30 cases might be giving away some design clues
Online mobile accessories retailer MobileFun last month gave us a possible look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to several cases it was taking pre-orders for. Renders showing the Galaxy Note 8 inside these cases provided legitimate looking images of the phablet. While the device has not been released yet, several subsequent leaks matched the exact renders found on the MobileFun site.
July 17, 2017
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Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 front panel revealed in video
The Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, literally. The company's flagship smartphone is expected to go official in late summer, slightly ahead of IFA 2017 tech exhibition.
May 25, 2017
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Alleged Nokia 9 gets benchmarked, performing on-par with other flagships
We've already seen some leaked photos that allegedly showed us the Nokia 9, encased in a "black box' that was hiding most of its design. However, what we didn't know is how the handset will actually perform.
May 23, 2017
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Alleged Nokia 9 prototype with Snapdragon 835 scores big on Geekbench
An unannounced Nokia-branded smartphone, alleged to be the Nokia 9 made its first appearance in a leak yesterday. And now the device has also appeared in a Geekbench listing , it even managed to get a better score than some of the latest Android smartphones from other manufacturers.
May 23, 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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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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Almost two years after Android 6.0 was released, BLU brings the update to its Life One X
It's been almost two years since Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but incredibly, some manufacturers are still rolling out that update to their devices.
July 3, 2017
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Already missing Silicon Valley? Then you'll want to download this app
Find out if what you're eating is a hot dog -- or not.
June 26, 2017
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Amazon adds more Android 'Prime Exclusive Phones' from Nokia, Motorola, and Alcatel
Some people don't like advertisements, but I do. They are a great way to learn about new products while also helping to pay for "free" content. People think I am crazy when I say this, but many times I don't bother fast-forwarding commercials when watching my DVR. Heck, in 2017, there is so much great content that is subsidized by ads, such as news articles, YouTube videos, and of course, both television and radio. If it weren't for advertisements, you would probably be "nickle-and-dimed" at every turn.
June 27, 2017
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Amazon adds more Prime-exclusive phones: get Nokia 6, Alcatel Idol 5S, or Moto E4 for less
Amazon just added no less than 5 new devices to its Prime-exclusive phones list, where you trade the appearance of some ads on the lock screen for getting the phones cheaper. All of these come in the $80-$200 range, so they are targeted to folks who would be looking into saving some dollars in exchange for a few ads here and there.
June 27, 2017
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Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app
Using stickers to decorate your photos is a common feature found in social apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. But today, stickers have started showing up in a more surprising place: Amazon's mobile app. Following a recent update, Amazon has added support for stickers within its iOS app's camera feed -- the feature that allows you to search for products on its site by viewing real-world objects through your phone's camera.
May 24, 2017
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Amazon is reportedly returning to the smartphone market with new 'Ice' phones
Amazon released its first - and so far, only - smartphone in July 2014, but it wasn't exactly the big hit the company was hoping for. Estimates suggested that Amazon had sold just 35,000 of its Fire Phones across the United States in its first three weeks of availability, and it didn't take long for the firm to slash prices in an effort to shift some of its stocks.
June 5, 2017
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Amazon reportedly working on an 'Ice' smartphone lineup with Play Store access
Amazon is planning to launch a $100 "Ice" smartphone in India later this year.
June 5, 2017
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Amazon reportedly working on proper Android 'Ice' smartphones with Google's apps
Fire and Ice?
June 5, 2017
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Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns
Following a report that some Blu phones use an app that collects your data, Amazon has made them unavailable on its site.
July 31, 2017
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Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones for including preloaded spyware, again
This keeps happening
July 31, 2017
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American Express cards now work with Android Pay in the UK
Android Pay has been available in the UK for nearly a year and supports MasterCard and Visa cards issued by most of the major banks there. Now, the service is getting support for American Express cards issued by the company's UK wing.
July 11, 2017
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An alleged presentation slide shows where the next iPhone will have its Touch ID sensor
Over the course of the past month, the news about Apple's next handset has been steadily leaking onto the internet. While previous years have offered up a fairly consistent batch of rumors, this year has been a bit different. The issue stems from the display, which is rumored to be expanding and will leave the current Touch ID sensor without a home. Every week we have been hearing a new piece of information that either places the sensor on the rear or under the display on the front of the device.
June 16, 2017
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An expired domain may have exposed millions of older Samsung phones to hackers
Everyone can make a silly mistake, but when such a mistake is made by someone in a company like Samsung, it could affect many people and even expose them to danger.
June 16, 2017
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An iPhone 8 supplier reportedly bails, forcing Apple to spend millions on OLED PCB tools
Apple may not be dealing directly with manufacturing its own phones, but it does not shy away from purchasing production equipment for its suppliers if the situation calls for it, no matter how complex or expensive it is. They did it with the unique machines that polished the glass iPhones, then again by fronting display makers, and now, apparently, they are doing it with the tools to make the rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) needed for the upcoming OLED iPhone 8.
July 14, 2017
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An iPhone parts supplier backs out, Apple purchases its own production equipment
Over the past month, we have seen many different images of the upcoming iPhone and read news of features that may or may not arrive in the device. But there is at least one thing that has remained constant, and that is the reported struggle Apple is having when it comes to producing its latest handset.
July 14, 2017
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Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5's price, a dubious poster shows the phone's release date
So, the OnePlus 5 is coming. We don't know when exactly, but seeing how the company's "guerilla marketing" campaign is churning teasers left and right, we are guessing an unveiling should be pretty soon. As usual, it's expected that the "flagship killer" will have top-notch hardware at an aggressive price point. But how much, exactly?
June 1, 2017
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Analyst Predicts iPhone 8 to Ditch Touch ID
Will it or won't it have Touch ID fingerprint scanner? Early on iPhone rumors suggested that the alleged iPhone 8 would have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner under the glass of the screen. Not to much after that rumors started to surface that Apple would be ditching the Touch ID sensor because it couldn't get the sensor to function under the glass.
July 4, 2017
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Analyst: Apple to ship over 40 million iPhones this quarter due to strong interest
Times are good for Cupertino, as Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri believes Apple is going to have a big quarter, shipping as many as 41.5 million iPhones. Not only is this an indicator for strong retailer demand of Apple's most financially important product, it would also mark an increase of over one million units shipped from the same quarter last year.
June 16, 2017
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Analysts: Galaxy S8 may be selling slower than the S7 before it
Samsung's Galaxy S8 landed with the most radical design overhaul in the history of the Galaxy S series, a top-shelf camera, and numerous other enticements, but this may have not been enough for users to switch their current handsets. A new report cites Korean analysts from The Bell, who claim that the S8 actually sells slower than the Galaxy S7 before it.
July 11, 2017
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Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras
If you had any doubts that the Note 8 will land with a dual camera set, Korean security analysts are in full swing today trying to dispel them. It seems that Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the department that is in charge of mobile camera modules, is expected to have blowout quarters going forward, riding on the coattails of Samsung's switch to dual cameras for its phones.
July 24, 2017
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Android 7.0 finally starts rolling out to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony announced its upgrade path to Nougat for eligible devices six and a half months ago, and among those planned to get the upgrade was the Xperia XA Ultra. Now, Android 7.0 has finally arrived for the handset.
June 16, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to Galaxy Note5 in Europe with March security patches
Two and a half months ago, Samsung began its Android 7.0 rollout for the Galaxy Note5, starting in Turkey. The update quickly made its way to the handset in India, before expanding to all major US carriers in the weeks that followed.
May 31, 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 is finally coming to Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Samsung began upgrading its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 three months ago, and wasted little time in making the update available in numerous markets. Sprint was the first major US carrier to bring Nougat to the two devices in April, followed soon after by Verizon and AT&T.
June 6, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Earlier this week, T-Mobile revealed that it would soon begin upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung originally released the update for those devices three months ago, and Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all upgraded the two handsets several weeks ago.
June 8, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to the LG V10 on T-Mobile
Earlier this year, LG confirmed that it would upgrade its V10 to Android 7.0 Nougat, but not until the second half of 2017. In fact, the manufacturer began rolling out the Nougat update in May - much earlier than it had previously indicated, but still nine months after Google originally released Android 7.0.
July 24, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 starts arriving in Europe
The Galaxy Note 5 is the latest Note series smartphone available on the market, and one of the devices that Samsung has decided to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, this is only the third Samsung smartphone to receive the update after the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 (and all their variations).
May 30, 2017
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Android 7.0 rolls out to Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in the US, and to Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 on T-Mobile
Android O will begin rolling out roughly two months from now, but many manufacturers still haven't upgraded all of their eligible devices to Nougat, which Google released in August 2016. Google's latest official figures show that Android 7.0 has so far made its way to just 8.9% of devices after nine months of availability.
June 7, 2017
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Android 7.1 offers a security feature that could prevent your device from getting hijacked
When it comes to devices, there is always the possibility of experiencing some kind of security issue, whether it's from malware or a virus infection. Although devices like smartphones run a different kind of software compared to PCs, they are not exempt from being compromised and manipulated. Android users have faced this issue for quite some time, with many vulnerabilities cropping up over the course of a year.
July 10, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Asus ZenFone 3 Laser rolling out now
The one-year-old Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is finally getting the long-awaited Android Nougat update. The new version of the OS was released today, so it's likely to take up to a week to arrive on all ZenFone 3 Laser devices across the world.
June 28, 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 8.0'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 antitrust: EU regulators assemble expert panel, as they consider another huge fine
Last week, Google was slapped with a record €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) fine by the European Commission, after it found that the company had "breached EU antitrust rules" with its shopping search business, and "abused its market dominance as a search engine". The announcement concluded a seven-year investigation by the EC, but Google said it disagreed with the ruling and is considering an appeal.
July 5, 2017
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Android apps punched out by Judy malware
More than 36 million users feared infected
May 30, 2017
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Android Auto finally gets Waze integration--in beta, at least
One year later, Google's other navigation app comes to its in-car interface.
June 7, 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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Android Central downloads
We've got a bunch of great ways to keep up with the latest from Android Central on your smartphone, tablet or computer -- above and beyond visiting a web page in a browser.
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Android creator Andy Rubin reveals modular Essential phone with dual-camera
After a prolonged period of teasers and speculation, Android creator Andy Rubin's new company Essential has released its first smartphone. The new brand's debut model is an uncompromising high-end device, with premium components and materials all around. The Essential's body is made of titanium and ceramic and the front is almost entirely covered by a 5.71" QHD edge-to-edge display with a 19:10 aspect ratio.
May 30, 2017
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Android Creator Unveils Ceramic Smartphone, Home Control Device
Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home.
May 30, 2017
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Android engineer speaks his mind about OnePlus' benchmark shenanigans
So, the OnePlus 5 is only a couple of days old and controversies are already stirring up. It has been alleged that the phone "cheats" on benchmarks by enabling a specific profile, which forces the processor to work at high clock speeds. The reason this is considered cheating is because a handset would not operate in this way during normal usage, since prolonged times at high load results in overheating issues.
June 22, 2017
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Android execs get technical talking updates, Project Treble, Linux, and more
Q&A: We talk details with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.
May 31, 2017
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'Android Excellence' highlights the Play Store's best apps and games
Google's new Android Excellence category tells you what you should download from the Play Store, and what developers should emulate.
June 13, 2017
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Android Excellence is Google's answer to the new iOS 11 App Store
The digital distribution services of Android and iOS are set to receive some important updates in 2017. Earlier this month, Apple kicked things off by announcing a major redesign of its App Store coming with iOS 11 in September, and it looks like Google isn't planning on idling about either.
June 14, 2017
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Android is an open road, not a dead end
Android is what you see and touch, not the tech behind it.
July 18, 2017
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Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple
There's no greater woulda-coulda-shoulda than Windows Phone
July 14, 2017
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Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.
June 15, 2017
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Android may finally be getting native support for Bluetooth battery indicators
If you're one of the many, many Android users who own some sort of wireless Bluetooth accessory, there's a high chance you've at some point wished for an easy way to check its battery status right from your device's screen. And as it happens, the Bluetooth standard already has support for the feature -- in fact, it has had it for more than five years. And while many manufacturers have their own implementations of the feature, it's still not present in the AOSP (a.k.a. the base all Android variants derive from).
July 31, 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 Nougat update for Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra continues after initial hold-up
Last week, Sony pulled the update by which the Xperia XA and XA Ultra were supposed to get upgraded to Android Nougat due to "minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system", promising that delay would be short. Today, we're happy to report that these inconsistencies have been sorted out by the manufacturer and that the update is live once more.
July 5, 2017
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Android Pay is ready for all your New Taiwan dollars
Google brings Android Pay to Taiwan. Now you can pay for all that coffin bread with your phone.
June 2, 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 brings huge improvements for VR
For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware.
June 22, 2017
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Android O confirmed for release "in late summer"
Breaking news from Google I/O. Dave Burke, Vice President of Android's engineering department just confirmed an official release ETA for Android O. Apparently the new version of Android will exit its beta stage "in late summer", merely two months after Google released an early look developer preview for the software.
May 17, 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 coming in Q3, but it will be available in the beta Program in May
Today, Google announced the next major iteration of Android, and as usual, the company isn't telling us the name; instead, it's only known as Android O. the update will include picture-in-picture (PIP) support, adaptive icons, keyboard navigation, notification channels, and more.
March 21, 2017
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Android O is coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T
Last year's phones are being updated to this year's OS.
May 31, 2017
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Android O is version 8.0, but we still don't know its name
This is a full point release in terms of features and importance.
June 8, 2017
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Android O isn't available in the Android beta Program yet, will likely join in mid-May
Everyone with a Pixel or modern Nexus will get their opportunity to use Android O soon.
March 21, 2017
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Android O settings search gets a makeover, much more useful now
You can now get more context when you search in the settings menu in Android O. The new settings search option returns more context as it shows you what each result relates to and it also recognizes apps, so that you can type things like 'Facebook' to go directly to the app settings.
May 22, 2017
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Android O to be oatmeal cookie, not Oreo?
Originally, it was believed that the "O" in Android O would stand for those luscious Oreo sandwich cookies. In fact, one could see Google making a deal similar to the one it made to use the KitKat name for Android 4.4 back in 2013. But it now appears that Oreo will not be the name for Android 8.0. Android source code was examined and it revealed several references to 'oc-dev.'
June 22, 2017
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Android O versus Android Nougat: A visual comparison
Expected to arrive in early-to-mid August, Android O is just around the corner, when it will most certainly roll out to all compatible devices, with the Pixel and Pixel XL first in line.
July 24, 2017
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Android O update expected in August; likely the last major OS update for Nexus 5X and 6P
In March, Google announced Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous operating system, and outlined plans to begin the update's rollout sometime in the third quarter of this year. Last month, at its I/O developer conference, Google launched the Android O Beta Program for supported devices.
June 7, 2017
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Android O will work better on Chromebooks, thanks to improved keyboard support
Part of Google's upcoming Android O release is a new and improved model for keyboard navigation, which will make using Android apps on a Chromebook a little less frustrating. as it stands today, a majority of Android apps are designed with only touchscreen navigation in mind
March 21, 2017
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Android O: all the new features
Google jus unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called "Android O" and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. is it Oreo? is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.
March 21, 2017
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Android O: Everything you need to know
You have questions about Android O and we have answers. Here's the skinny on what you need to know about Google's next.
July 25, 2017
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Android O's native Clock app now available for download in the Google Play Store
Android O is just around the corner, but we already know quite a lot about the some of the new features it will bring. Last month, Google revealed a new native Clock app that will be coming along with Android O.
July 31, 2017
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Android Pay now lets you pay with a PayPal account
The latest software update adds PayPal integration so that you can tap and swipe with your account as if it were cold, hard cash.
May 24, 2017
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Android Pay is finally available in Canada, several banks are on board
Well, it's about darn time.
May 31, 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 Things Console developer preview is available for those who like to tinker
Doing its part to make Android Things into a thing, Google gives its developers a dedicated control console.
June 28, 2017
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Android usage: 7.1 Nougat is on 0.9% of devices after 8 months, as Marshmallow rises again
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 July 6, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
July 7, 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 versus BlackBerry Round 2: The battle of car operating systems
BlackBerry has a pretty decent market share. When was the last time you heard that sentence? If you're talking about smartphone competition, it's been a while. In the world of in-vehicle operating systems, however, a new story is beginning to unfold.
May 22, 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-ocalypse postponed: Jide withdraws Remix OS from consumer frontline
The All Grown-up Android gets sent back to school
July 18, 2017
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Android's native Clock app to get some timely changes to its look in Android O
Android O is already on the third Developer Preview, and one of the native apps that is getting some work done on it is the Clock app. Let's start with the icon. Gone is the image of a clock with a purple background divided into three separate sections by the hour, minute and second hands. Instead, the clock will have a more vibrant blue color, and the dark shadowing from 2 to 6 has been eliminated. The second hand is now red, and the whole look is brighter and cleaner, especially with the shadowing removed from the clock's hands.
June 12, 2017
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Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home
Andy Rubin is an excellent sharer. The longtime inventor, founder of Android, and current CEO of two companies--tech incubator Playground and gadget maker Essential--believes strongly that the best way to invent the future is to do it together.
June 7, 2017
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Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan
You didn't think Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn't yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.
July 17, 2017
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Andy Rubin wants to disrupt the Apple-Samsung 'duopoly'
The father of Android hopes to use his new startup Essential to inject some new innovation into phones.
June 8, 2017
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Andy Rubin's $699 Essential Phone is finally here and it's weird
The Essential boasts a 360-degree camera and a nearly bezel-less screen, and supports modular accessories--but a headphone dongle is required.
May 30, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential has reportedly raised $300 million
Hype hasn't been an issue for Andy Rubin's new hardware startup, Essential. Speculation has been circling the Android founder's next move since he unceremoniously parted ways with Google.
June 8, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential is looking into smart glasses with built-in camera
New patent filing shows a Google Glass successor
June 1, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential is staying quiet on the Essential Phone delay
Essentially silent
July 10, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential phone announces carrier availability and it's... Sprint
Andy Rubin's smartphone startup signs a deal with the smallest of the big four carriers.
June 12, 2017
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Andy Rubin's new Essential Phone has a nearly bezel-less display and modular accessories
After months of rumors and teases, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has announced the Essential Phone. In fact, Rubin called out the very OS that he created, saying the following:
May 30, 2017
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Andy Rubin, Founder of Android, Reveals Stunning 'Essential Phone'
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled his first phone -- and it's set to make a real impact at the very top of the industry.
May 30, 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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Another upcoming dual-camera phone from Samsung leaks, a Galaxy J7 model
Samsung is jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon big time, it seems. We've been hearing that it is working on its own proprietary dual camera system for a while now, and it even invested big bucks in the Israeli startup Core Photonics that deals exclusively in multiple lens setups for smartphones, but so far it hadn't released even a single handset with more than one camera sensor on the back.
July 14, 2017
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AOL/Verizon launch their new Alto email client for Android and iOS
This morning, AOL/Verizon launched a new email client for iOS and Android called Alto Mail. The app allows you to see email from all of your accounts in one place. For example, email you receive on your AOL, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Office365, iCloud and Exchange accounts will be easily found on Alto Mail. Alto will divide your mail automatically into different categories; this allows you to scroll through lists of attachments and images, and you can easily find messages that came from people on your contacts list.
May 25, 2017
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App shortcuts not enough? Make your wallpaper shine through with Super Shortcuts
App shortcuts were introduced in Android Nougat as a way to have a quick access to the most used functions of an app directly from its icon on the homescreen by long-pressing it. It is a nifty idea that circumvents the requirement to have a pressure-sensitive display, and arguably does a similar job.
July 6, 2017
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App Store listing suggests iOS 11 will finally let users access the file system
Apple's WWDC 2017 is just a few hours from now, and the company is, presumably, doing some last-minute preparations for what we expect to be several big announcements. As evidence, we present the short-lived (for now) listing of an Apple-made iOS app called "Files".
June 5, 2017
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App Store review responses: Everything you need to know!
Apple is changing how App Store reviews work. Here's what you need to know!
July 18, 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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App uses smartphone compass to stop voice hacking
Study describes how app, soon to be available, will help thwart growing cybersecurity threat
June 5, 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 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 anniversary iPhone may sport curved glass, report says
What's in store from Apple this September? An iPhone spectacular, apparently.
April 18, 2017
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Apple answers iPhone storage woes with smaller photos, videos
HEVC and HEIF compression mean more space on your iPhone's drive.
June 5, 2017
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Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because
In a new campaign, Cupertino claims it takes nothing to come over to its side. It also says there are many reasons to do it, like your music sounding better.
May 22, 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 can start 5G trials
Apple is getting a jump start on testing 5G mobile networks following a new ruling in the USA.
July 31, 2017
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Apple can't end lawsuit over "breaking" FaceTime on iPhone 4, judge rules
"FaceTime is a 'feature' of the iPhone and thus a component of the iPhone's cost."
July 31, 2017
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Apple cuts prices for 32GB, 128GB iPod touch models
In addition to removing the iPod nano and shuffle from sale, Apple has also made some adjustments to the iPod touch, though that device remains very much for sale. Apple has removed the 16GB and 64GB models of the iPod touch, leaving on the 32GB and 128GB models for sale. However, both models have also seen a price drop, with the 32GB model dropping $50 to $199, while the 128GB version drops from $399 to $299.
July 27, 2017
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Apple deciding whether to invest in LG's OLED production?
Just the other day, we told you that Samsung was committing billions of dollars to build factories that would churn out OLED displays for future iPhone models. But Apple being Apple, the tech titan wants to find another source of OLED panels just in case Samsung's production gets cut off for one reason or another.
July 3, 2017
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Apple dives into augmented reality with new developer kit
The iPhone maker finally enters the AR fray, alongside rivals like Facebook and Google, with ARKit.
June 5, 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 facing OLED panel supply issues, could result in lower shipments of next iPhone
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of rumors about the next iPhone. There have been changes to the external looks like its display, and more importantly the location of its Touch ID sensor.
June 27, 2017
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Apple Fights Bill That Could Make Fixing iPhone Easier, Cheaper
When iPhones first came on the market, customers could only get their devices fixed at an actual Apple store. Now that the phones have become ubiquitous, phone repair store have popped up on nearly every block and in every mall, providing owners with a plethora of options and prices when it comes to seeking repairs for their devices.
May 22, 2017
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Apple forced Imagination Technologies to change course, but it still returned to being profitable
Imagination Technologies, the company that used to produce GPUs for Apple products, suffered quite a blow when the Cupertino company decided to manufacture its own graphics chips. The two companies ended up in a David-and-Goliath type of battle, in which Imagination claims that Apple can't make GPUs without infringing on its patents, while Apple says it can.
July 4, 2017
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Apple gets philosophical in its new video about Liam, the iPhone-disassembling robot
Apple has created a new entry in its series of animated environmental videos, this one focusing on L.I.A.M. (Liberate iPhone Auto-disassembly Machine), the custom robot that Apple created to perfectly disassemble iPhones. The video talks about not only how L.I.A.M. takes iPhones apart, but what Apple does with the parts once they have them.
May 25, 2017
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Apple gets rid of iPod nano and shuffle, updates iPod touch
Apple has dropped the number of iPods it sells to just one, the Apple iPod touch. Today, the company removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website. This has been confirmed by a statement from Apple, and the company has already made the appropriate changes on its website.
July 27, 2017
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Apple gets the Rock to sell Siri -- and it totally works
With increasing competition in the intelligent assistant space from the likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and now Samsung, Apple has to not only relentlessly improve Siri but find new ways to get people to engage -- or re-engage -- with the service.
July 24, 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 grabs a whopping 83% of global mobile profits for Q1 2017, Samsung in second place with 13%
When it comes to making money on the smartphone market, Apple is second to none. A new report from research firm Strategy Analytics indicates that Cupertino has accounted for 83.4% of the combined operating profits of the global smartphone market for Q1 2017, a 3.6% increase compared to the same period for last year. This translates to financial gains of about $10.1 billion.
June 5, 2017
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Apple has 'fundamentally changed', according to former creative director
To many people around the world, innovation and gadget-induced adrenaline have plateaued in the last few years, as new smartphone models seem to offer little exciting new stuff that their predecessors didn't have. Nowadays, silicon inside handsets is relatively standard for most brands, and customers' purchases are largely based on a phone's image, looks and feel, rather than on a new piece of tech it rocks.
July 18, 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 paid out $70 billion to developers since the launch of the App Store
July 10th, 2008 was a very important date in smartphone history. On that date, Apple launched the App Store and things were never the same. Currently, the App Store is available in 155 different countries. Speaking of the App Store, Apple announced today that since day one, it has paid out more than $70 billion to app developers whom receive 70% of the revenue received generated by their paid apps. Apple keeps the remaining 30%.
June 1, 2017
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Apple has permission to test 5G internet for future iPhones
Apple has officially been granted FCC approval for an experimental license to test 5G data technology specifically in the short-range millimeter wave spectrum in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands, as reported by DSLReports. The FCC portioned off those chunks of spectrum last summer for companies to begin testing 5G technology, so it makes sense that Apple would want to start exploring 5G, especially given that it's a major player in the world of mobile data due to the sheer weight of the iPhone in the market.
July 27, 2017
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Apple has tried making a titanium iPhone, but failed; Essential made one, but it is "not for everybody"
The Essential Phone has just gone official, and it's a lush concoction: it ditches the common aluminum in favor of a more premium, titanium frame, it swaps the glass back for ceramic, and it is packed with the most powerful hardware out there and a novel magnetic modular system. And it's not yet ready. You can reserve the phone for $700, but there is no release date just yet.
May 30, 2017
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Apple highlights Canada's favorite apps and games to celebrate the country's 150th birthday
In the run-up to Canada Day next week, Apple has created a special section of its iOS App Store in Canada specifically for Canada's 150th birthday. The Canada 150 section highlights apps developed both by Canadians and in Canada, as well as those apps from other parts of the world that are popular within the country.
June 23, 2017
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Apple hits iPhone 8 'panic mode'? Get real
The usual pre-announcement 'delay' FUD begins all over again
July 12, 2017
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Apple insists Beats headphone explosion is not their fault, victim won't be compensated
In February of this year a woman on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne suffered from burns to her face and ears after her Beats headphones exploded as she wore them while nodding off to sleep.
May 22, 2017
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Apple introduces Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11
There are lots of new features in iOS 11 that will make the operating system more usable on iPhones and iPads. Apple has not previewed all of them at WWDC 2017 though, with one of the lesser-known additions being Wi-Fi sharing.
June 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, iPhone 8 rumor round-up: design, specs, features, price, release date
In 2017, we are expecting Apple to announce its next batch of iPhones. If logic is anything to go by, and it usually is, these will most probably be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Even if that's not what Apple ends up calling these, it's certain that the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones are going to get succeeded by excellent devices.
June 14, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 dimensions leak along with new renders
According to the latest leak about the tenth-anniversary edition Apple iPhone, the model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8 will feature dimensions of 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm. To put these numbers in perspective, the Apple iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.
May 30, 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 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 is building a data center in China to meet new government requirements
Last month, China drew some inspiration from Russia and passed a new law, requiring that foreign companies must store their data, related to Chinese operations, in the country itself. A lot of firms opposed the law, but it seems that Apple is not among them.
July 12, 2017
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Apple is looking to lower music labels' revenue cut for Apple Music
According to Bloomberg, that cited anonymous sources, Apple is looking to negotiate lower revenue cuts for music labels on the Apple Music platform. Reportedly, Apple's deals with the music industry end in the end of June, and if the two parties can't agree on new terms, they will automatically be renewed.
June 22, 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 Maps now lets you browse the new Apple Park campus in all its 3D glory
You've gotta check out these detailed 3D renderings of the new Apple Park campus that the company just added to Apple Maps!
May 29, 2017
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Apple may have given us a sneak peek at the iPhone 8's virtual home button design
We all know the iPhone 8 is coming this Fall, and we all know it's going to have some sort of futuristic all-screen front design, but what we still don't know is exactly how Apple is going to solve the Home button problem: that is, how it's going to look, how it's going to work -- all of that remains a mystery for now.
June 5, 2017
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Apple may switch to OLED iPhones in 2018 -- a year earlier than predicted
Do you remember how we told you this March that Apple might switch to using OLED screens in all iPhones it produces, by 2019? Well, we've received some news from Nikkei today that suggests we could see an OLED-only iPhone lineup, as early as the second half of 2018.
July 6, 2017
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Apple may take OLED panel production in own hands to reduce reliance on Samsung
Although Samsung has been widely suggested to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone 8, Apple is actively working toward reducing its reliance on supply from the Korea-based tech giant.
July 24, 2017
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Apple might reach trillion dollar market cap within a year, says analyst
Apple is gearing towards the release of its next batch of iPhones, but this particular one is special, not in small part due to the presence of the iPhone 8 - potentially dubbed iPhone Edition. The Cupertino giant got close to a $720B market cap value earlier this year, and according to a Wall Street analyst, the firm could reach or indeed break through the $1 trillion market cap value in the next 12 months.
July 7, 2017
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Apple Music starts charging for its three-month trial in select markets
Apple has made a change to Apple Music's pricing in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland. Those trying to sign up for the three-month trial on iOS or Android in those countries will be charged .99 cents in Australia, .99 € in Spain and .99 Fr. in Switzerland.
May 22, 2017
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Apple News hired its first ever Editor-in-Chief
Apple News is the default news aggregation app on iOS since the launch of iOS 9 in the summer of 2015. And currently, that's all it is. It doesn't generate its own original content, but relies on its partners, such as the CNN, Huffington Post, The New York Times and BuzzFeed, to provide stories for its users.
May 26, 2017
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Apple News to bring New York Magazine's Lauren Kern on board as first editor-in-chief
Apple has reportedly named the first editor-in-chief for Apple News. Lauren Kern, Executive Editor for New York Magazine, has apparently been selected for the role.
May 25, 2017
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Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to escape fight over old patents
It's on the hook for more payments down the line, too
July 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 Pay now supports higher value transactions at most UK contactless tills
If the UK's £30 contactless payment limit was holding back greater adoption of Apple's biometric contactless payment tech, Apple Pay, the company should expect to see uplift in usage as it believes that a majority of UK contactless POS now supports limitless transactions.
May 22, 2017
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Apple planning a second all-green" data center in Denmark
According to a statement from Apple today, the tech giant is on course of developing a new data center in Denmark that should begin operations in the second quarter of 2019. The project is still in early stages, currently under judicial review, but should it go through, it would be Apple's second data center in the country. What is more, Apple will stick to its profile as one of the 'greenest' companies on the planet, and, like its all other such facilities, this data center will be wholly powered by renewable energy.
July 10, 2017
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Apple Putting Screen-Replacing Robots In Some Best Buy Stores
Smartphones are great, sure. But the problem with your modern smartphone is that the outside is made of glass -- and humans are, well, kind of klutzes, by and large. So cracked screens happen. A lot. Now, Apple is making it easier for iPhone owners to get their screens properly repaired -- but it's also a tactic to help the company avoid laws requiring them to let you fix your own phone.
June 7, 2017
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Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone's 10th Anniversary
Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
April 18, 2017
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Apple receives permission to start testing 5G wireless broadband
The number of companies to start planning for the upcoming transitioning to 5G wireless standards and conducting tests on the new technology is growing by the day. A recent report has announced that Apple is the latest of companies to receive a license from the FCC to test 5G services in the 28 GHz to 39 GHz spectrums.
July 28, 2017
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Apple releases new iPhone ad focused on the 'Memories' feature
Apple first introduced the "Memories" tab in iOS 10. This feature automatically scans your photo library and creates smart albums depending on the date, location and content of the photos on your device. For instance, iOS is going to put together an album about your last vacation in Moscow, or an album of your kids growing up.
June 19, 2017
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Apple releases new tutorial videos on iPhone 7's photo features
In the last few months, Apple unfolded a massive ad campaign of the picture shooting, storing and organizing capabilities of its products, and even started video tutorials on this topic. Which, let's face it, do nothing but make you itch to spend on that dual-lens camera in the 7 Plus, or cause you to consider getting an iOS-enabled device that supports the fancy photo features.
June 22, 2017
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Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
The iPhone-maker has called images of the meme, a symbol for the alt-right, examples of "objectionable content."
June 9, 2017
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Apple reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip for the iPhone
It might be called the Apple Neural Engine
May 26, 2017
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Apple reportedly plans to perform 5G internet tests in Cupertino
Testing millimeter wave technology for the iPhone
May 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 Revamps IPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features
Apple Inc. took the wraps off new iOS 11, the operating system that will power the next iPhone as well as current and some past iPhone models, previewing new augmented reality features and a redesigned App Store at the company's annual developers conference.
June 6, 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 said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone
According to freshly-minted rumors posted by Bloomberg, Apple is looking to do away with the iPhone's tried-and-true fingerprint reader altogether, in favor of face-unlocking technology. The move would mark a major shift away from Touch ID, a mainstay in Apple phones since the introduction of the 5S, back in late-2013.
July 4, 2017
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Apple said to pay Nokia $2 billion for use of its wireless patents
When probed to clarify if this is part of the eventual settlement with Apple over wireless patents that has been dragging on for a while, the Nokia people confirmed, and urged to join the quarterly release press conference today for more details.
July 28, 2017
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Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next IPhone
Apple Inc. is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint.
July 5, 2017
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Apple says graphics partner is lying about when they broke up
Apple says that Imagination Technologies, a chip designer that's currently blaming Apple for its collapse, is essentially lying about how long the company was aware that Apple's business plans would leave it behind.
July 7, 2017
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Apple says iOS app developers earned $20 billion last year
Downloads are also up at the App Store, growing 70 percent in the past 12 months, according to the iPhone maker.
June 1, 2017
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Apple seeks an "Event Maven" for Siri
Apple is looking for someone to be a personal assistant to virtual personal assistant Siri. In a job listing posted online, Apple says that it wants to hire an "Event Maven" who will work with the Engineering and Design teams to keep Siri informed about things that she might not know about. This requires staying up to date on pop culture. To be Siri's assistant, you must have a four-year degree or equivalent work experience.
June 27, 2017
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Apple seemingly confirms iPhone 8 design, face unlock feature
We've seen the iPhone 8 design "confirmed" over and over again in recent weeks, but thus far all the information has been coming from outside sources. Well, what we have on our hands now is different, as it may very well be the biggest iPhone 8 leak thus far... and it's coming straight from Apple itself!
July 31, 2017
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Apple ships the first batch of its India-assembled iPhone SE handsets to retailers
As was anticipated by earlier reports, Apple has started rolling out the very first batch of its 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE units to select retailers in Bengaluru, The Times of India reported.
June 23, 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 slashes top-tier iCloud storage price in half
The last time when Apple revised its iCloud storage offerings was a week before the iPhone 7 launch event last September, when a new 2TB tier was introduced. Now, right after WWDC 2017, Cupertino cut the price of this option in half -- from $19.99 to $9.99 per month. Another change that was quietly made: the company has removed the 10-dollar 1TB storage tier.
June 7, 2017
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Apple strikes another blow at Qualcomm in court, claiming its business model is invalid
Apple and Qualcomm have been at each other's throats for a while now. It all started in January, when the iPhone manufacturer sued Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in royalties that were owed to the Cupertino company.
June 19, 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 supplier Foxconn said to be mulling Wisconsin plant
Taiwanese firm that assembles iPhones is reportedly considering opening a facility that could employ thousands of Wisconsin residents.
June 14, 2017
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Apple suppliers accused of selling iPhone user data in China
Chinese authorities busted 20 workers for selling $7.36 million worth of data from Apple's internal servers.
June 8, 2017
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Apple taps two Sony executives to lead its video content efforts
Apple is stepping up its original video content efforts, and has brought on a couple of Sony executives to help. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will lead worldwide video programming, reporting to Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
June 16, 2017
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Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"
Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS.
May 22, 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 Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines
One of the concerns people expressed way back when the first iPhone launched was, "Aren't glass phones going to break?" Well, yeah they are. In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.
June 8, 2017
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Apple to roll out iPhone screen fixing Horizon Machines to hundreds of third-party repair centers
One of the weak points of the iPhone -- like just about any other smartphone -- is the screen. All it takes is a fall onto a hard surface and you could find yourself in shatter city. Getting a replacement screen is simple enough, but if you head off to an Apple store you could find that you're in for a bit of a wait.
June 7, 2017
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Apple turns to Samsung for 3D NAND chips for the iPhone 8, as NAND suppliers fail to meet up to 30% of demand
Apple is projected to ship between 50 and 60 million iPhone 8 devices by the end of this year, with a total count of iPhone shipments estimated at 224.7 million. Apart from the so-very-much anticipated anniversary Apple phone, dubbed the iPhone 8, Cupertino is also most probably cooking iPhone 7s variants, planning to unveil them all this autumn. 'Elves' along Apple's supply chain are surely hard at work, building a mind-numbing amount of slick iPhones, out of the finest particles available.
July 6, 2017
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Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage
Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger -- and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses.
June 9, 2017
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Apple will likely expand NFC features beyond Apple Pay with iOS 11
Tap-to-pair for Bluetooth speakers would be really neat
June 6, 2017
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Apple will share its secret iPhone screen-repair machines
Four hundred authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries are reportedly slated to get Apple's proprietary Horizon Machines.
June 7, 2017
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Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone
For the past few years, Qualcomm has been the undisputed king of premium smartphone SoCs. While not every company uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful. Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.
June 23, 2017
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Apple's ambitious plans for the next iPhone have it tinkering with designs down to the wire
Over the past few years, the surge of Apple-related leaks and rumors has continued to grow, seemingly arriving much sooner than the year prior, while giving us a better sneak peek at what might arrive during its biannual events. While the flow of information usually seems to follow some kind of trend, this year has been quite different, with the iPhone still being a bit of a mystery.
July 12, 2017
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Apple's Android upgrade jabs don't tell the whole story
A friendly reminder about Apple's annual Android put-down -- and why you may want to take those pretty pie charts with a hefty grain of salt.
June 6, 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 Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform
Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple's Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed "Business Chat," which will be able to operate across platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
June 6, 2017
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Apple's future iPhones might be the reason for Samsung's rumored OLED super factory
According to insightful industry insiders, Samsung might be poised to build another OLED factory that will essentially reaffirm it as the global leader in OLED display manufacturing. The factory will be built in South Korea in two stages. The first stage of the construction expected to last anywhere between six months to a year and will kick off OLED display panels production sometime in 2019. The second stage of the construction will further expand the new factory and will finish by 2021. The investment is said to cost Samsung some 16.3 trillin Korean Won.
June 29, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11 unlocks a future for IoT
Apple is opening IoT doors, while Hilton Hotels shows how to use smartphones to unlock them
July 7, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11 will make it harder to log into apps using Facebook or Twitter
Because of new restrictions on social accounts
June 5, 2017
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Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul
As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings.
May 26, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 8 just made this chip foundry chief a billionaire
Apple, in its constant efforts to move away from Samsung as components supplier, has tasked the production of its 2017 edition A11 chipset entirely to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). Its 86-year-old chairman Morris Chang has just become a billionaire in the process. Shares of TSMC have jumped 27% in a year, making his stake in the company valued at a cool $1 billion.
July 13, 2017
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Apple's latest iPhone ad is a masterful and touching work of art
If there is one thing Apple wants you to know about what it is as a company, that would certainly be different.
June 19, 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-but-ancient 32GB iPhone 6 launches in the UK, priced at £399 SIM-free
In March, Apple resurrected its iPhone 6, which it originally launched in September 2014. The relaunched handset went on sale in some Asian markets, featuring identical specs to the original model, with the exception of its storage; while the iPhone 6 was previously sold with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, the 'new' model is only available with 32GB.
May 25, 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 next iPhones won't have the fastest possible LTE speeds
Because of a multi-country legal battle over smartphone modems
June 9, 2017
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Apple's privacy pledge complicates its AI push
It's the simple bargain that made companies like Google and Facebook into giants: in exchange for the convenience of running your life from a smartphone, you hand over gobs of data on your every activity. It zips up into the cloud where algorithms do...well it's hard to be exactly sure, but everyone's at it. Oh, except Apple.
July 14, 2017
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Apple's profound iPhone plans for healthcare
Apple's work on electronic health records has profound consequences
June 15, 2017
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Apple's risky balancing act with the next iPhone
The idea that Apple might make an ultra-high-end phone with a huge price tag has rubbed many people the wrong way.
July 13, 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 updated Android 'Switch' campaign explains why people move to iPhone
A new website and series of videos highlight several reasons to give up your Android phone and switch to iPhone.
May 23, 2017
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AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!
Apple is doing cool things with Augmented Reality. Here's why you should care.
June 6, 2017
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Arcade gaming classic Crazy Taxi goes free-to-play on iOS and Android
Our youngest readers may not be familiar with Crazy Taxi, but many of us who are a bit older have fond memories of enjoying the chaos and mayhem of the old-school arcade game. While the arcade version - complete with steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals - was enormously fun when it came out in 1999, the Sega Dreamcast version released in 2000 was a huge hit too, and the game later made its way to other platforms as well.
May 29, 2017
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Arcades are not dead, they just moved to our smartphones
Gaming has evolved quite a bit since the 70s, when the first arcades were introduced. We now have multi-million dollar franchises, nearly lifelike 3D graphics, and huge amounts of games right next to our TVs.
July 12, 2017
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Archos unveils four new Android smartphones for the European market
French Android OEM Archos has just announced the upcoming availability of four new smartphones for the European market: Diamond Gamma, Diamond Alpha, Sense 55S, and Sense 50X.
June 15, 2017
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Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone?
The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you'd consider?
May 30, 2017
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Are you missing the mechanical home button on the Samsung Galaxy S8?
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are fresh new beasts, with lo-o-ong displays and super slim bezels. The design might be breathtaking, but it has its limitations. Among them, we have the lack of room for a physical home button, which has -- for ages -- been located on every Samsung phone's chin, neighbored by capacitive "Recents' and "Back' buttons.
May 25, 2017
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Are you on CrackBerry? You just threw an iPhone at a brick wall!
Our sister site, CrackBerry, performed a drop test for the BlackBerry KEYone. They also dropped a Galaxy S8 and an iPhone 7 Plus. Ouch ... that hurt.
June 14, 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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ARM unveils high-performance Cortex A75 and energy-efficient A55 chips
ARM has revealed its latest series of mobile processors, promising its most advanced performance yet.
May 31, 2017
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ARM's Cortex-A75 and A55 cores are ready to power next-gen phones
ARM's latest processors are built for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
May 29, 2017
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ARM's new chips set a new foundation for machine learning on mobile
Mobile chip designer ARM has just officially unveiled its next generation of CPU cores: the ARM Cortex A75 and Cortex A55, two cores that could power the best mobile chips in the near future.
May 29, 2017
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Arrow Launcher gets updated to version 3.5 for beta testers, adding a bunch of new features
Microsoft is continuing to upgrade its Garage project, Arrow Launcher, with new features every month. Just over a month ago, the company introduced version 3.4 with a number of new features, and today, beta testers are getting a taste of version 3.5.
May 31, 2017
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Arrow Launcher update adds the option to sync files, other new features
Earlier this month, Microsoft released a new version of Arrow Launcher that included a brand new option that would allow users to create app shortcuts. The new update pushed today brings more new features and improvements to Arrow Launcher users.
May 31, 2017
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As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers' side
Robocall rules should apply to ringless voicemail, Senate Democrats tell FCC.
June 14, 2017
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Assassin's Creed Rebellion announced for iOs and Android
Build, equip, and murder.
June 27, 2017
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Asus CEO says its new Google Tango handset, ZenFone AR, will launch in the US in July
At the beginning of this year, Asus unveiled its upcoming ZenFone AR, touting support for both Tango and Daydream and, in turn, becoming the first phone to support Google's augmented and virtual reality projects. At the time, there was no confirmation regarding the pricing of the handset but there were expectations that it would make it to market sometime in summer.
May 30, 2017
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Asus delays the launch of ZenFone 4 smartphones until the end of July
Asus was tipped to unveil the ZenFone 4 series back in May, but it looks like the company missed its own deadline. What's worse is the smartphones won't be announced this month either, as a new report claims the ZenFone 4 series will be revealed in July.
June 9, 2017
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Asus introduces the ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet, a smaller but slightly better version of the ZenPad 3S 10
Asus tablets usually come in pairs, but the ZenPad 3S 10 revealed back in February at Mobile World Congress came alone. Well, the large tablet won't remain unpaired for too long, as Asus quietly introduced the smaller version of the 10-inch slate, the ZenPad 3S 8.0.
May 30, 2017
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Asus is still feeding the Android tablet market with its new ZenPad 3S 8.0
No one seems to want a new tablet, but Asus is going to keep making them anyway. The company just introduced its new ZenPad 3S 8.0 at Computex this week. It follows the ZenPad 3 8.0 tablet that Asus released last year. The new tablet has some slight spec boosts, like more memory and an upgrade to Android Nougat. The company hasn't put out official details on the device, but PhoneRadar got the specs:
May 30, 2017
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Asus starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL)
Asus is on a roll since earlier this week when the company started to release Android Nougat updates for a couple of its smartphones. Today, another Asus handset is getting the highly-anticipated Nougat update, the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL).
June 29, 2017
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ASUS Tango and Daydream-ready ZenFone AR debuts in India
World's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM lands in India.
July 13, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe updated with camera performance improvements, ZenUI tweaks
It's been four months since Asus has kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Today, another update is making its way to the smartphone, but it doesn't bring so many important new features and improvements as Nougat.
July 10, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Max is a mid-range phone with 5,000 mAh battery and dual camera
Consider this a surprise: Asus has just unveiled the first smartphone in its ZenFone 4 line, which we were expecting to come out at the end on the month. The device in question, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max, is the successor to last year's ZenFone 3 Max, meaning it's once again equipped with a gargantuan 5,000 mAh battery, but with otherwise mid-range specs.
July 4, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone 4 Max features dual cameras and a huge battery
If there is one thing that you can expect from a smartphone in the ZenFone Max series it is a seriously large battery. The latest model, the ZenFone 4 Max, is no different, packing a 5,000mAh battery. But it does also have a feature that you might not expect: a dual camera setup.
July 4, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro poses for pictures, reveals dual cameras with 2x zoom, Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Asus has been having some trouble bringing its ZenFone 4 series to the market: last we heard, the new series (ZenFone 4 Max notwithstanding) was said to be released in August, which is a 4 months delay. Despite that, we haven't actually seen any major leaks of the four yet unannounced devices -- until now.
July 28, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4V could be launched in the US at Verizon
The Asus ZenFone 4 series is now expected to start shipping in August, but we have yet to learn how many models will be unveiled next month. Asus has already introduced the ZenFone 4 Max, but rumor has it there are three or four more ZenFone 4 phones coming in the next few months.
July 13, 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 ZenFone Go 2 images and partial specs sheet leaked out
The ZenFone Go is a mid-range smartphone that went on sale about two years ago. Since then, Asus did not plan any sequels to the device, but that might change very soon.
May 24, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Live goes on sale in Europe for €170
The Asus ZenFone Live is an affordable Android smartphone showcased back in February at Mobile World Congress. However, the handset did not make it to market until May when it was officially introduced in India.
May 29, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Max 4 makes a low-key appearance in Russia
In the last year, Asus has released a number of handsets to the market, some of which marked industry firsts, such as the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe which became the world's first Snapdragon 821-powered smartphone. Boasting a 5.7-inch screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and a 23MP camera, the Deluxe also came with a hefty price tag of $729.
July 11, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Pegasus 4A dual camera smartphone press images, specs, price leak
A new Asus ZenFone 4-series press image appeared online, alongside a purported spec sheet and price tag. Mind you, we wouldn't say that we are 100% confident in what we are seeing here. In particular, the dual camera module on the back of the handset looks poorly edited. However, the rest of the images hold up and appear convincing, even though the smartphone's design isn't at all exciting or innovative.
June 22, 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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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 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 GoPhone becomes AT&T PREPAID, offers two free months of service
Wireless carriers have become fairly competitive over the past couple of years and the prepaid segment is no exception. AT&T has used the GoPhone moniker for its prepaid product for a couple decades but has today announced that it will change the service's name to AT&T PREPAID.
July 12, 2017
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AT&T greenlit to nix 1.2 million landlines in Illinois as mobile takes over
You know we live in the era of wireless communications when AT&T is lobbying hard to cut off millions of legacy landlines, and getting its way. More than 1.2 million Illinois residents may see their access to the good ol' landline cut off, after the General Assembly of the state overrode the Governor's veto, and allowed AT&T to nix the landlines if it gets an FCC approval to do it.
July 6, 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 new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded
AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company's website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards.
July 4, 2017
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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 offers ZTE Blade Spark phone with fingerprint reader for $99
These days, decent and reliable phones that will stretch your dollar aren't too hard to find. Case in point is the newest offering from AT&T and ZTE: the Blade Spark.
July 14, 2017
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AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service
Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.
July 12, 2017
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AT&T pushes new update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is one of the many AT&T smartphones that have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Recently, a new update has gone live for Samsung's rugged smartphone, which is supposed to address a couple of issues and add some improvements.
June 30, 2017
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AT&T starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for LG K10
AT&T and LG have teamed up to offer K10 owners the option to update their smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat. The mid-range handset is now eligible for a Nougat upgrade at AT&T, the U.S. carrier confirmed recently.
June 23, 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 uses forced arbitration to overcharge customers, senators say
AT&T claims mandatory arbitration is better for customers than lawsuits.
June 8, 2017
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AT&T's LTE-M network travels through floors and walls, but at the cost of speed
US carrier AT&T announced the completion of its LTE-M network, designed for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. This is good news for anyone looking to enjoy smart home functionality, for their appliances and smart devices will now benefit from a carrier-grade data connection, rather than settling for home Wi-Fi.
May 26, 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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ATO phone hacking 'tutorial' is tame unless you use a Nokia 1100
Supposed evidence of potent cracking powers actually reports well-known public documents
July 12, 2017
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Augmented-reality measuring tape unfurls on your iPhone
No tape measure, no problem. An augmented-reality app built for iOS turns your smartphone into a virtual measuring device.
June 27, 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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August's Smart Lock with HomeKit & Alexa support is back to its lowest price of the year
Our friends at Thrifter are back with a sweet deal on a HomeKit-compatible smart lock for a great price!
June 15, 2017
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Automatically change Android device settings with AUTOSET
AUTOSET is an interesting $2 app which enables altering your Android device settings when you run an app, when an event happens, on a particular schedule, and more. This opens up all kinds of possibilities. Choose a navigation app in AUTOSET's list, for instance, and you could increase the screen brightness and media volume.
June 2, 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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AuroraBound is a psychedelic puzzler for Windows 10 Mobile
AuroraBound is a relaxing, casually-paced puzzle game for Windows 10 Mobile in which you must match puzzle pieces based on colorful patterns.
May 23, 2017
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Back to the iPhone future: Lessons from a decade of Apple influence in medicine
iPhones spurred big changes in learning and practicing medicine--and there may be more.
June 26, 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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Battle of the Snapdragons: Moto Z2 Force Edition vs Galaxy S8+ vs OnePlus 5 vs LG G6 specs comparison
The Moto Z2 Force is official, and of course, this commands a specs comparison with the rest of the flagships out there, namely the profound troopers the Galaxy S8, the OnePlus 5, and the HTC U11 all are.
July 25, 2017
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Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625
Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that's pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon's leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its "powerful things come in big and often cheap packages" mantra with time, and it's Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max--not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix--is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
May 25, 2017
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Battery for days: Oukitel announces the chunky but stylish K10000 Pro
Oukitel has just announced its brand-new entry to the K series -- the K10000 Pro. The series is comprised of midrange handsets with massive batteries and the new member does not deviate from that formula. In fact, it's a bit of a chunky phone, but it sports the biggest juice box in an Oukitel K phone thus far -- an impressive 10,100 mAh cell.
May 25, 2017
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Beastgrip launches Kickstarter to fund next generation DSLR lens adapter for smartphones
Beastgrip has created a Kickstarter campaign to fund its latest series of adapters that allow smartphone photographers to shoot through SLR lenses and achieve the associated shallow depth of field. The company has not only officially launched the Mk2 model of its existing DOF Adapter but is also offering the new Pro Series 1.33x Anamorphic Lens and the Beastrail to attach focusing aids when using cinema lenses.
May 31, 2017
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Beastly performance: The Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 9 might get a variant with 8GB of RAM
Nokia 9, the supposed flagship which HMD Global is said to unveil later this year, has been the subject of a few major leaks over the last few days.
May 26, 2017
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Beautiful nature and landscape wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11 and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! 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!
June 12, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8 and S7, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others
Wallpapers, wallpapers, wallpapers. WALLPAPERS! They are the easiest way to breathe some fresh air into your home screen and you'd better amass big enough a collection if you want to change up things at least once a week.
May 31, 2017
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Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks
Hide your frequently visited sites, remotely close Safari tabs on other devices, turn web pages into PDFs, and more.
June 27, 2017
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Behold! The Horizon Machine - what Apple uses to repair our cracked iPhone screens
In what appears to be more information from Apple regarding their calibration machines, over the course of this year, the company will be allowing 400 third party repair centers, across 25 countries, to receive the elusive Horizon Machine.
June 7, 2017
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Being near your smartphone makes you stupider, study finds
We all knew that we've been slowly nurturing an addiction to our smartphones, but researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have further concluded that simply being in close proximity to our phones is having adverse effects on our cognitive abilities.
June 26, 2017
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Best accessories for households with Android and iPhone
What are the best accessories for Android and iPhone?
May 30, 2017
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Best Accessories For HTC U11
You have the phone, now gear it up with some accessories.
July 7, 2017
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Best Accessories for Samsung DeX
Equip your desktop-wannabe with the right peripherals for taking it on the road with the Galaxy S8.
May 26, 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!
July 12, 2017
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Best alternatives to Project Fi
Project Fi is unique, but if for some reason you can't or don't want to subscribe to it, here are some awesome alternatives.
July 5, 2017
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Best alternatives to T-Mobile
If you like T-Mobile's coverage, check out these alternatives that use T-Mobile's coverage.
July 24, 2017
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Best Android Games of 2017
What are the best Android games to play in 2017?
June 2, 2017
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Best Android Launchers
Want to upgrade your Android experience? Try upgrading your launcher.
May 30, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $100
 
June 30, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $400
The Moto Z Play already has a sequel, but that doesn't matter: at $399.99, this is the best phone under $400 you can buy. Why? It's got everything you need in a flagship, including a great big screen, excellent performance, unbeatable battery life (seriously, this thing goes two days no problem) and support for Motorola's growing line of Moto Mods accessories.
June 16, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $700
This may come as a shock to you, but HTC is back, baby! In fact, the company never left, but its criminally underappreciated 2016 flagship, the HTC 10, has been replaced by a phone so good and so striking that it would be impossible not to consider it in 2017. That phone is the HTC U11.
July 18, 2017
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Best Android Phones of 2017
The Galaxy S8 has slick new hardware with tiny bezels that let it have a big screen in a small body, but inside it still offers everything you want: a high-end processor, lots of storage, an SD card slot, full waterproofing and a top-end camera.
June 28, 2017
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Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?
Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.
June 28, 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.
May 30, 2017
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Best apps for college graduates
Your future has arrived, and these apps will help you make the most of it.
May 22, 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 Battery Cases for Google Pixel
Keep your Pixel's battery topped up with these battery cases.
June 26, 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!
June 6, 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 Galaxy S8
Keep your Galaxy S8 charged on the go with a quality car charger!
July 18, 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.
May 31, 2017
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Best Case-friendly Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8
Which screen protectors work best with cases for Galaxy S8?
May 31, 2017
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Best Cases for BlackBerry KEYone
What are the best cases for the BlackBerry KEYone?
June 27, 2017
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Best cases for Moto E4 right now
The Moto E4 may be cheap, but it still needs to be protected. Here are the best cases you can buy right now.
July 10, 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 HTC U11
Keep your HTC U11's lustrous chassis in perfect condition with these cases.
July 11, 2017
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Best Cases for the Moto Z2 Pla
Best cases for keeping the Moto Z2 Play protected!
July 24, 2017
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Best cases to protect your shiny, new Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Alright, guys, Sony has announced that its second 4K smartphone -- the Xperia XZ Premium -- is headed for the US and will be landing on the 19th of June with a price tag of $799.99. Yeah, it's a pricey top-tier handset, but hey -- we guess that's the price of the super-sharp 4K display.
June 2, 2017
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Best Charging Stands for Google Pixel
Elevate your Pixel off the table while it charges with these charging stands.
July 5, 2017
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Best Cooking Apps for Windows 10
One of the convenient uses for a Windows 10 device is to help you find your way around the kitchen and there is a host of apps available to aid your culinary adventures.
May 31, 2017
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Best currency conversion apps for iPhone
What's the best currency converter for iPhone?
May 25, 2017
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Best External Battery Packs for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Give your GS7 and GS7 edge a second life with a battery pack.
July 4, 2017
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Best Galaxy S7 Cases
What's the best case for Galaxy S7? These should do the trick!
May 30, 2017
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel
What are the best rugged cases for the Google Pixel?
June 19, 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 HTC Vive Experiences For Kids
What games can kids play on HTC Vive?
June 22, 2017
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Best iPhone app equivalents to Microsoft Office
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
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Best iPhones for Windows Mobile converts
If you're the victim of the collapsing platform that is Windows 10 Mobile, you might be looking at a new iPhone and not be sure which one to choose. We've got you covered.
June 1, 2017
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Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
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Best low light camera: Galaxy S8 versus Google Pixel versus LG G6 versus iPhone 7
Low-light performance has not traditionally been among the strongest suits of smartphone cameras. However, with the wider adoption of OIS (optical image stabilization) over the past couple of years, and thanks to the great advances in camera software that we've recently witnessed, smartphones are becoming ever more capable of coping with less-than-optimal light conditions.
May 23, 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 microSD Cards for Galaxy S8
What are the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S8?
July 27, 2017
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Best Microsoft apps for iPhone
Microsoft has embraced iOS, bringing support for its flagship services.
June 5, 2017
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Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for iOS
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
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Best Microsoft Surface Book Accessories
What are the best accessories for Microsoft's Surface Book? Read on.
June 6, 2017
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Best mobile plan add-ons for international travel
Don't let your wireless bill spoil your summer vacation!
May 29, 2017
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Best Motorola Phones
Motorola continues to make compelling phones in a few different categories
July 10, 2017
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Best movesets to change with Technical Machines (TMs) in Pok謯n Go
What are the best Pok謯n to use Fast TMs and Charge TMs on in Pok謯n Go to win Raid Battles and dominate Gyms? Here's the list!
July 5, 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 and Rising' Games for Windows 10
The Windows Store has plenty of collections to browse through, and if you are looking for the latest in gaming, the New and Rising collection is where you want to go.
June 30, 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 apps (end July, 2017)
Alright, appaholics, it's that time of the week again. Well, the beginning of the week, actually. The day when we dip our toes in the ocean of new apps, then dive in head-first, looking for a few apps that are worth a look.
July 31, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late July, 2017)
A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don't worry, we do that on your behalf.
July 24, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid July, 2017)
Heya guys, a new week begins and we kick it off with a new set of cool new apps. As you probably know, there are hundreds of new entries in the App Store and Play Store every week. Want to sift through them? Well, that's a tough thing to do!
July 17, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early July, 2017)
A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don't worry, we do that on your behalf.
July 10, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (start of July, 2017)
Hey guys, it's time we visit the app stores again, dig through all the chaff and pick out a few apps that are worth a download.
July 3, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late June, 2017)
Hey, folks! It's Monday, which means it's that time again -- time to dig through the App Store and Play Store and find some well-put-together apps!
June 26, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early June, 2017)
Another week, another batch of about... well a couple of hundred new apps! If you want to check out some of the new software in the App Store or Play Store, you may be a bit lost, and that's... pretty understandable. But fear not, we comb through the new stuff so you don't have to!
June 12, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (beginning of June, 2017)
Hey there, app fiends! We're back to checking out all the new software from the App Store and Play Store and picking out the more interesting ones. You know -- so you don't have to.
June 5, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 29, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 22, 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 Android and iPhone games (mid July 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.
July 14, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early July 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.
July 7, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (end June 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.
June 30, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early June 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.
June 12, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (late May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 29, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 22, 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 new music on iTunes
Every Friday, the iTunes Store adds new great music to its catalog, and we're here to bring you the best of what it has to offer!
July 28, 2017
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Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music
Each week we'll bring you the best radio shows, playlists, and exclusives that Apple Music has to offer!
July 28, 2017
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Best OnePlus Phone
 
August 7, 2017
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Best Phone for Business
The BlackBerry KEYone makes its appearance at number 1 on the list.
June 8, 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 phones: July 2017
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in summer 2017?
July 6, 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 accessories
What are the best, most must-have accessories to take your Pokemon Go gameplay to the next level? These are our picks!
May 31, 2017
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Best RPGs for Android
What are the best Android RPGs?
July 26, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Gear Fit 2
What's the best screen protector for Gear Fit 2?
May 24, 2017
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Best Selfie Sticks for Galaxy S8
But first... Let me tell you that they're not as bad as everyone says.
June 22, 2017
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Best Sleeves for iPad Pro
What are the best sleeves available for iPad Pro? Here are our favorites!
June 16, 2017
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Best Small Android Phone
 
July 26, 2017
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Best Sprint Phones
 
June 30, 2017
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Best story-driven games for iPhone and iPad
Want to be transported into a rich, complex, and diverse world? These great story-driven games will help!
June 22, 2017
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Best T-Mobile Phones
The best phone options available from the third-place U.S. carrier.
July 3, 2017
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Best T-Mobile Prepaid Phones
 
June 6, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel
As usual, the curved screen of the Google Pixel makes finding a tempered glass screen protector that much harder.
June 7, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for HTC U11
Want to keep your HTC U11 in pristine condition? That means you'll want to look into a tempered glass screen protector. The U11 has a slight curve around the edge of the screen, which makes pure edge-to-edge protection from a tempered glass screen protector difficult.
July 13, 2017
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Best text messaging apps
There are plenty of great text messaging apps to choose from, and these are some of our favorites.
June 6, 2017
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Best tips for getting started with the OnePlus 5
So you just got your OnePlus 5. Let us help you get the most out of it right away.
June 27, 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 T-Mobile vs Verizon vs Sprint vs AT&T offers compared
Well, well, well, it was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers would tell you. After an initial period of amassing customers, switchers and goodwill, T-Mobile just bumped its unlimited One Plus data plan for a party of four with five bucks apiece, making it basically equal to Verizon's offering, as taxes and fees are included in the price with T-Mobile.
July 7, 2017
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July 4, 2017
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Best Verizon Phones
Want a new Verizon phone? See what the largest operator in the United States has to offer.
June 29, 2017
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Best VPN apps for Android
Keep your browsing secure and anonymous with a quality VPN service.
July 14, 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!
May 30, 2017
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Best Waterproof Cases for the Galaxy S8
You can't go wrong with double the waterproofing protection.
July 25, 2017
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Best Waterproof Phone
Last year's best waterproof phone was the Galaxy S7, so it's no surprise this year's would be its sequel. Samsung made a number of important and meaningful improvements to the Galaxy S8, but it also left alone what matters: the phone's IP68 rating.
May 30, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for Galaxy S8
Your new Samsung Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, so take full advantage of the convenience!
June 13, 2017
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Bethesda to launch The Elder Scrolls: Legends on Android phones in July
One of Hearthstone's main competitors, The Elder Scrolls: Legends made its debut on Android devices back in June. However, the game is available for tablets only, which means smartphone users can play the Legends on smaller screens yet.
July 10, 2017
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Bezel-less is not a thing, and here's why it shouldn't be
Bezels appear to be the bane of all current-gen smartphone users. So much so that when the Xiaomi Mi MIX came out with its pretty high screen-to-body ratio, everyone turned their heads towards China. The phone is not available in the US, nor will it be at any point in the foreseeable future, but man did we all want it.
May 31, 2017
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Bezel-less revolution!? There are only 5 phones on that shortlist
With all the excitement how we have been ushered in the era of the bezel-less phone and the "all-screen" or "edge-to-edge" revolution is upon us, one can't help but wonder what are they missing. It's like those manufacturers that proclaimed their phones to be bezel-less on account of the thin side frames, conveniently omitting the top and bottom bezels that could serve as landing strips for miniature drones.
July 7, 2017
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Bixby bailout: Samsungers bailing on lame-duck assistant
Smartphone king already losing its only hope for a base
June 2, 2017
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Bixby may be even better than we hoped
Bixby is pretty damn good, even this early in its life. Here's what our community says.
June 29, 2017
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Bixby Voice is rolling out to the Galaxy S8 for those who signed up for early access
It's a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby's tender voice will help you forget it's still half-baked.
June 21, 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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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 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 KEYone is finally available in the US
Just as expected, the BlackBerry KEYone is now available in the US after being Canada-exclusive for a while due to unforeseen circumstances.
May 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne launches on Sprint, the eternal harbor of innovation
The BlackBerry KeyOne -- the company's latest attempt to return to the good old days of hardware keyboards -- has been available to purchase in the US since May 31st unlocked for $549.
July 13, 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 now available in physical Sprint retail stores
Sprint is the carrier to go in the United States if you are looking for exotic phones. The nation's fourth largest mobile operator also sells the newest BlackBerry KeyOne phone, one of very few in 2017 to have a full QWERTY keyboard.
July 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne screen pops right off during bend test
According to tests by CNET and others, the new phone's screen doesn't seem as durable as it could be.
June 9, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone shows off its major flaw in durability test
BlackBerry hasn't been in the best shape the past few years, but it has managed to stay on the outer fringes of the consumer's eye by offloading its property and selling the rights to the name to manufacturer TCL. While the firm does have plans to release more phones over the course of the year, for now, BlackBerry fans will have to be content with the mid-range KEYone.
June 8, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone: A trip down memory lane, but not a fantastic smartphone
BlackBerry has endured a checkered last few years, as the company dialed down its original smartphone offerings to focus more on software and security offerings. However, the former smartphone icon has recently returned to the mobile market after signing a number of partnership deals to get the BlackBerry name back out there.
June 9, 2017
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BlackBerry pushes out June security update for Android phones purchased from the manufacturer
A tweet sent out today from the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT), indicates that the manufacturer has started rolling out the June security update for Android powered BlackBerry models that were purchased from the Shop BlackBerry website.
June 5, 2017
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BlackBerry reports a profit for its fiscal first quarter
BlackBerry reported its fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings this morning, and as the company continues to focus on the "Enterprise of Things" and cybersecurity, it was able to report a profit for the period. Under GAAP (certain accounting rules), BlackBerry reported a profit of $1.23 per share versus a loss during last year's fiscal Q1 of $1.28 a share.
June 23, 2017
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BlackBerry's no-phone business model isn't working out as planned
Stock falls 13 percent in one day after bad sales numbers.
June 23, 2017
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BlackRapid releases WandeR smartphone safety tether for mobile shooters
BlackRapid, the company behind the ConnectR and FastenR system, has launched its new WandeR Bundle: a smartphone safety tether system that works with "almost all phone and case combinations." The system is comprised of a TPU-coated nylon tether tab, which lies flat inside of a phone's case between the inside of the case and the rear of the smartphone.
July 17, 2017
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Blizzard announces new Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion
As expected, Blizzard has just revealed the name of the next Hearthstone expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne. Since this isn't an adventure, you won't have to buy it. However, in order to get any of the 135 new cards, you'll have to purchase card packs. The good news is these card packs can be bought with in-game money.
July 7, 2017
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Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs
Kiss goodbye to that Android bike and Transformers car
May 23, 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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Bluetooth speaker and wearables maker Jawbone is officially dead
The writing has been on the wall (and ceiling, and floor) for quite some time, but it's now official: Jawbone, maker of various wearables and Bluetooth speakers, is dead. Well, mostly.
July 7, 2017
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Bloomberg: iPhone 8's face-mapping and ProMotion display tech may be tasked to a 'Neural Engine' co-processor
Stacking on yesterday's iPhone 8 revelations by famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, comes a Bloomberg source who confirms that the phone might not sport the traditional Touch ID sensor at the front bottom indeed. Instead, Apple is toying around with the rumored 3D facial recognition for unlocking the phone and authorizing secure payments.
July 4, 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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BLU R1 HD update brings T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12 support for non-Prime customers
BLU released a maintenance update for the R1 HD back in November, which would enable support for T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12. However, the update was only available to Amazon Prime exclusive version of the smartphone.
June 13, 2017
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BLU readying another affordable smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery
It looks like a BLU R1 HD sequel is now in the works and will probably be officially introduced in the coming weeks. Few details about its specs are available at the moment, but at least we have several pictures showing the smartphone from all angles.
June 29, 2017
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BLU Tank Xtreme Pro ultra-rugged smartphone quietly introduced in the US
US-based company BLU has just revealed yet another rugged smartphone in the Tank Xtreme series. The new handset is listed on BLU Products' website without a price tag, but BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is expected to hit the shelves at Amazon soon.
July 17, 2017
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Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018
They might be worth waiting for
May 26, 2017
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Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Phones
Bluetooth Wireless Phones. Nokia 3650 Wireless Phone from T-Mobile. Want to do it without the phone and the Pocket PC ever touching? Bluetooth is the answer.
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Bluetooth for Palm
A Bluetooth protocol stack that enables programmers to easily develop Bluetooth applications for the Palm OS. IBM, what is Bluetooth Stack for Palm?
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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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Botched Sega Forever launch blighted by poor emulation
Sega defends Unity emulation saying it wants games to reach "largest audience possible."
June 26, 2017
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Both variants of the Samsung Gear S3 are now available at Verizon
You can buy the Gear S3 frontier or Gear S3 classic for $400.
June 8, 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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Bouncy Hoops: Play some flappy basketball, while waiting for the NBA finals
There's something truly addicting about simplistic high-score chasers. We can't quite put our finger on it, but it might have something to do with the fact that you can pick them up right away and start beating records (be it yours, or someone else's).
June 1, 2017
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Brace yourself for winter with these Game of Thrones wallpapers
Game of Thrones season 7 is upon us, and we all know what that means! Another few months of shocked gasps, heartbreaking storylines, and SO much death. Whether you've been along since season 1 (which feels like a lifetime ago now), or you hopped on the banddragon later on, it's time to break out the popcorn and get ready to rumble! But before the new season and all its drama comes, let's deck our phones in some Game of Thrones glory!
July 12, 2017
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Brawl Stars gets a brand new brawler even before its official release
In case you're not familiar yet, Brawl Stars is the new game by Supercell, creators of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. And since everything the Finnish company touches turns into gold, we're pretty sure that Brawl Stars will also be a hit with mobile gamers. The game is a lightweight MOBA that's pretty open to beginners, but also try to appeal to hardcore gamers too.
July 3, 2017
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Brawl Stars: Tips, tricks, and cheats!
Become the ultimate brawler with these handy tips, tricks, and cheats!
June 21, 2017
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Brazilian whacks Intel over 'exploding' Atom smartphone chips
Mobe maker demands millions after SoFIA processors sparked thousands of complaints
June 14, 2017
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Breaking down Apple's new augmented reality platform
A stepping stone, but a pretty cool one
June 6, 2017
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Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung's Galaxy S8 is laughably easy
The "future standard for phone authentication' is not ready for mainstream use.
May 23, 2017
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Breakthrough in display technology will allow for sharper images with three times greater pixel density
Display technology is far from reaching its final frontier. A new development by researchers at the University of Central Florida could allow for greater screen resolution than we have now on our TVs, smartphones, tablets, and wearables. As you may know, screens comprise many thousands of pixels, each showing a different color to form images. Every pixel contains three subpixels, one for the three primary colors, which are red, green, and blue.
May 29, 2017
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This site offers the latest News, Reviews, Information and Prices and Discussion on handhelds and smartphones of all kinds. to find a mobile device you are interested in, use our Mobile Device Search feature in the right column.
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Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack
Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old.
July 28, 2017
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Budget-friendly Honor Maya shows up ahead of official announcement
Having just launched its flagship smartphone with mid-range price, the Chinese company Honor is now focusing on another segment of the market. An unannounced Honor smartphone with low- to mid-end specs has been recently spotted in the wild under the codename Maya.
June 28, 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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Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
From smartphones to TVs and laptops, light emitting diode (LED) displays are ubiquitous. OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these devices, but they generally have higher production costs due to the laborious fabrication processes needed to arrange them properly. Today researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.
June 7, 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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Cables begone! The Essential Phone's magnetic connectors look to a cordless future
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone was just announced today and it's a pretty interesting device, to say the least. Built with ease of use and freedom of choice in mind, the handset has a few features that stand out, its modular capabilities among them.
May 30, 2017
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Cablevision, Suddenlink Owner Altice May Join U.S. Cell Phone Market
With only four major U.S. wireless providers (and possibly three, if T-Mobile and Sprint merge), and a growing number of Americans whose primary connection to the world is through their phones, it makes sense that traditional cable operators are realizing they need to go mobile to reach cord-cutters and cord-nevers. Altice, the Dutch parent company of Cablevision and Suddenlink, is the latest cable biggie to say it may jump into the wireless fray stateside.
May 23, 2017
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Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus versus Arri Alexa
Just how good is the video from the iPhone 7 Plus? The obvious way to find out is to do a side-by-side comparison with another camera used by a lot of people. You know, like... ummm... an Arri Alexa. Because why not. YouTube user Potato Jet (who gets bonus points for his name) decided to do the experiment and shows us what he found.
May 23, 2017
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Calls and texts to the UK are free on AT&T, Sprint, Boost, and Virgin for a limited time following terror attack
After the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in London, US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile are making calls to the area completely free of charge.
May 24, 2017
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Camera apps: do you use your stock one or do you download a 3rd party one?
Nowadays, most mid- to top-tier phones have pretty elaborate camera apps. They can feature filters, manual settings, and various shooting modes among any unique goodies the manufacturers may have thought of. And that's definitely a welcome thing -- smartphone cameras have been getting better and better and some manual tweaks can go a long way to get that perfect scene.
June 29, 2017
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Camera trickery: the OnePlus 5 does NOT offer lossless 2x optical zoom
Just one day after the launch of the long-awaited OnePlus 5, accusations of cheating in benchmarks started to creep out -- just as they did with the OnePlus 3T. Now another minor controversy has hit the brand new handset: it turns out that while it is strongly suggested that the OnePlus 5 has lossless 2x optical zoom, that is not actually the case.
June 22, 2017
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Can Alexa replace your home phone?
With calling and messaging available on all Echo devices, plus hands-free video chat on the new Echo Show, Amazon's Alexa wants to be your in-home operator.
July 7, 2017
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Can Intel win in 5G?
The battle for the modems that power mobile devices is intense and shows no sign of letting up as we move towards 5G. But success for Intel may not take the traditional path.
July 13, 2017
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Can Windows be used with Apple's two-factor authentication?
Reader Sandie has a iPad and a Windows 10 system, and wondered how to use Apple's two-factor authentication (2FA) with that setup. Apple doesn't offer 2FA tools under Windows, but you don't need a Mac or a second iOS device to get the advantages.
May 26, 2017
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Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!
Looking to set up Apple Music with your family? Here's what you need to know about setting it up.
July 4, 2017
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Canada bans locked phones as it looks to make switching carriers easier
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 15, 2017
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Canada bans unlocking fees in changes to Wireless Code of Conduct
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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Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance
It's only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.
May 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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Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Security researchers have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can indicate where and when IMSI-catchers, cell-site simulators and other devices used in cell phone surveillance are present.
June 2, 2017
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Cellphone kill switches kill cellphone snatchers
Mobes no longer worth stealing, San Francisco DA declares
July 27, 2017
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CEO confirms that OnePlus 5 will have Snapdragon 835 processor, and improved touch latency
Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that its next device - following last year's launch of the 3T - will be known as the OnePlus 5. The company's decision to skip over the 'OnePlus 4' name was the result of tetraphobia, the common belief in many east Asian countries that the number four is unlucky.
May 25, 2017
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Charged Up: The Evolution of Samsung's Wireless Charging Technology
Wireless chargers have in recent years transformed the mobile landscape by making the smartphone charging process more convenient. By simply placing their mobile device on top of an inductive charger, rather than plugging it in, smartphone users can easily charge their battery, without having to mess around with ports or wires. And, if they're in a rush, can just as quickly grab their phone and be on their way.
July 25, 2017
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Charter rebuffs Sprint's advances: no, thank you, we're with Verizon
Back on Friday, Sprint officially proposed to the cable giant Charter, just as rumored. With talks already a few weeks in, and a deal with T-Mobile eventually put on the backburner because of them, the merger with Charter would have created a huge conglomerate that was supposed to be headed by Sprint's owners SoftBank.
July 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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Chasing rainbows: Google might be considering interesting new color options for the Pixel 2
According to David Ruddock from Android Police, Google's is considering intriguing new color options for its upcoming second generation of Pixel phones. No idea what these could be or if they are going to make it to mass production at all.
July 11, 2017
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Check out Meizu Pro 7's auxiliary AMOLED rear display in action
Just yesterday, a rather peculiar phone became official - the Meizu Pro 7. It's a device that's likely never ever jettisoning outside of mainland China and doesn't have particularly high aspirations to be Meizu's proper flagship and battle the Galaxies and iPhones of the world, but still has a somewhat intriguing feature on board that's unlike anything we've seen thus far.
July 27, 2017
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Check out the evolution of mobile apps from IBM Simon to Snapchat
Did you know that the first mobile apps arrived in the distant 1994 on the IBM Simon? Although users of this one couldn't download apps on this smartphone predecessor by any means, they had access to stock apps like a built-in calculator, contact book, clock, news, stocks, and even an early precursor to Google Maps!
May 26, 2017
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Check out the wackiest Guinness World Records phone entries
There is no shortage of phone-related listings in the Guinness World Records, but, as these things go, people are often submitting entries in obscure categories, or ones made straight out of thin air, in order to stand a chance in the crowded "records" business. Check out some of the stranger phone-tastic achievements that have wiggled their way into the Guinness World Records - some of those really make you yearn for a cold pint bottoms up.
June 30, 2017
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Check out this cool 'Steph Curry NBA edition' phone
Today is the big day when the NBA finals kick off: the reigning champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers led by the determined LeBron James are facing the super-team of the Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant and Steph Curry on board.
June 1, 2017
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Check out this storefront poster for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) in China
Appropriately enough, the refurbished version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be launched on July 7th. That works out to 7/7, a perfect date for the phablet to get another shot at life. The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled twice last year after units started exploding.
June 30, 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 Point says Judy is "possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play"
After WannaCry's sizable impact on many Windows machines around the world, details have been revealed of a malware campaign targeting Android devices through the Google Play Store. The auto-clicking adware, named 'Judy', was discovered by the IT security firm, Check Point. It is estimated to have affected between 8.5 and 36.5 million users.
May 29, 2017
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Chill your boots! Ads in the HTC TouchPal keyboard was just a little weekend SNAFU
Over the weekend, distress rippled around the HTC community as advertisements suddenly appeared in the TouchPal keyboard. The keyboard is installed as the default on many of HTC's Android phones, including the HTC 10, and users took to social media to voice their unhappiness and concerns about privacy.
July 17, 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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China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019
What will smartphones even look like then, you think?
June 8, 2017
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China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets
Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck
May 23, 2017
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Chinese authorities arrest iPhone data thieves, who made millions selling user data
User data is probably one of the hottest stocks on the market nowadays, as technology continues to penetrate lives and households around the globe. Gadgets that collect different stats and data about their users come in various forms and shapes, but smartphones are perhaps the most common means for collection of sensitive info these days. Knowing how and why people behave is a precious resource across different spectrums of business.
June 8, 2017
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Chinese authorities busted an underground network selling iPhone users' personal data
Scammers sold $7.36 million worth of data
June 8, 2017
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Chinese Vendors Fuel Smartphone Q1 Market Surge
Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are closing in on Apple and Samsung by pumping out desirable smartphones at competitive prices.
May 23, 2017
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Chinese version of Nokia 6 (TA-1000) gets official support for Google services
Nokia 6 made its debut on the market back in January, but the phone remains China-exclusive. Starting this month, Nokia 6 will be available for purchase in the United States, while Europeans are expected to get it later.
July 10, 2017
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Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says
Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.
May 31, 2017
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Clash of Clans: Everything you need to know
Build, attack, defend, and build again!
June 14, 2017
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'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions
Malicious combination of legitimate permissions
May 25, 2017
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CNET asks: What do you want to see in the next iPhone?
We've seen a ton of amazing changes since the release of Apple's first iPhone, both in design and performance. With all the iPhone 8 buzz, what changes are you dying to see?
June 29, 2017
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Coc Coc Browser for Windows 10 Mobile adds support for extensions
Coc Coc Browser, a popular third-party web browser for Windows 10 Mobile has today received an update (via Windows United) that adds extensions support to the app, making it the first web browser on Windows 10 Mobile to support extensions. Right now, the only extension available for the app is by its developer, but it's a start.
July 13, 2017
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Codename "Chiron": Xiaomi's next flagship to boast 8GB RAM, 6-inch 9:18 display by JDI
Rumor has it that China's Xiaomi could be entertaining the idea of putting a 9:18 display on its next flagship smartphone, which is apparently codenamed "Chiron". This one would likely be the Mi 7, though Xiaomi has other high-end devices in the portfolio that could be in for such a treat in the near future.
July 6, 2017
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Colorado dad gives sons smartphones, regrets it, now wants to ban preteen use
He started nonprofit, wrote ballot measure to prevent use by kids under 13.
June 19, 2017
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Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability
A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps.
May 23, 2017
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Comcast and Charter could invest in Sprint's network, resell Sprint data
Sprint is holding "exclusive talks" with the two biggest US cable companies.
June 27, 2017
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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service is now available in the U.S.
Comcast's wireless service is now available to Xfinity customers.
May 23, 2017
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Comcast, AT&T, WhatsApp all score low on new Who Has Your Back?" list
EFF's annual ratings show that the industry's biggest names have a ways to go.
July 10, 2017
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Coming soon: The most anticipated phones for the second half of 2017
The first half of 2017 is almost over, and what crazy six months these were! Devices like the Galaxy S8, its larger brother the Galaxy S8+, the LG G6, HTC's U11, the OnePlus 5, and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium were the most interesting high-profile devices that arrived during the first half of 2017. It won't be too far-fetched to say that these marked a paradigm shift for the smartphone market - if not for anything else, those set the tone for the second half of 2017 and early 2018.
June 30, 2017
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Common Galaxy S8 problems and how to fix them
If you're having trouble with your phone, we're here to help.
July 10, 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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Common LG G6 problems and how to fix them
Having issues with your LG G6? We're here to help.
May 31, 2017
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Common OnePlus 5 problems and how to fix them
Everyone's phone has a problem at some point.
July 31, 2017
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Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8
A company that you probably never heard of has inadvertently revealed information pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone. Dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, this premium model is widely expected to include features including 3D sensing and AR capabilities.
June 19, 2017
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Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint scanner
In recent years, fingerprint scanners have become almost ubiquitous when it comes to high-end (and even mid-end, or more modest) smartphones.
May 24, 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 20, 2016
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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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Connected Devices App on Android Implements Easy Sharing to Windows 10 Devices from Android Handsets
Yesterday, I told you about a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, Connected Devices, that I had discovered that facilitated easy sharing of text, URLs, images, and other files across a local network between Windows 10 devices.
June 19, 2017
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Consumers expect mobile devices to transform
When Microsoft says we'll be holding much more than a mere smartphone in our palms in a few years, they weren't exaggerating. A new Gemalto survey says that by 2025, consumers expect mobile devices to become much more than what they are today.
May 26, 2017
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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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Copper Nokia 6 to be released in the US in August
Last week, HMD Global announced that the Nokia 6 would be officially released in the US in early July via Amazon. Now, we know exactly when the handset will start shipping, and we also know that one of its color variants won't be released before August.
July 3, 2017
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CopyCat Android Malware Infected 14 Million Devices Last Year
Google has stepped up its efforts to secure Android in recent years, but exploits are bound to happen with billions of devices out there. Security firms are reporting on a particularly successful strain of malware called CopyCat, which reportedly hit some 14 million devices last year, and successfully gained root access on about 8 million of them. The goal of this scheme was to make money from fraudulent ads and app installs, and the malware creators probably made a lot of it.
July 7, 2017
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CopyCat malware infected 14 million outdated Android devices
The virus made millions by infecting millions of phones with fake apps to churn out fraudulent ad revenue.
July 6, 2017
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Coral blue Galaxy S8 confirmed for the UK, coming this month
The coral blue phone is exclusive to the UK's Carphone Warehouse, while arctic silver will be exclusive to EE. Choose wisely.
June 8, 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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Could all iPhones in 2018 get this screen?
Apple will wave bye-bye to LCD screens and go all-OLED, all the time, according to a new report.
July 6, 2017
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Could Dish & Amazon Partner To Become Your Next Wireless Provider?
With AT&T buying DirecTV, and Comcast now offering wireless service, seems like Dish Network is being left out. But the nation's number-two satellite provider has reportedly been chatting with Amazon about the possibility of creating a new wireless network.
July 6, 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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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 €incorporating app quality signals in our ranking algorithms.€
August 3, 2017
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Creator of Apple's smartphone keyboard reveals early iPhone prototypes
'We called them Wallabies'
June 29, 2017
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Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents
A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.
May 26, 2017
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Cricket Wireless Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know
Here's everything you need to know about the AT&T MVNO.
July 31, 2017
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CSHELL, feature2 and the future: Microsoft's Windows 10 mobile plans are becoming clearer
Microsoft's mobile business has been in continuous decline for some time now, and the company's silence over the future of its smartphone efforts has frustrated even its most ardent fans.
May 30, 2017
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Cult Sega Genesis arcade fighter Comix Zone gets dusted off for the iPhone
Comix Zone is a cult classic game for the SEGA Genesis console. It pushed the late 80s-era 16-bit hardware to its limits, delivering an incredibly lifelike (at the time) comics brawler experience on top of an epic soundtrack! It's fondly remembered both for its outstanding presentation and notorious difficulty. Simply put, you get beat up and die a lot, no matter how skilled you are with the Genesis' awfully fragile joypad.
May 24, 2017
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Custom processors may come to Pixel as Google hires ex-Apple chip designer
Google has been slowly expanding its hardware division, most notably with the new line of Pixel phones. Now, it appears as though Google has interest in designing its own custom silicon chips with the new hire of an Apple alumn who worked as a processor designer at Apple for eight years.
June 13, 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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Customer Records For Millions Of Verizon Subscribers Exposed
It's a day ending in the letter "Y," so we're not surprised that yet another breach of customer information is making the news: In the latest, a cyber security firm says information for at least 14 million Verizon residential and small business wireline customers was found on an unsecured web server, allowing anyone on the Internet to access it. Verizon says that figure was closer to six million customer records.
July 12, 2017
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Customization extravaganza: Best new Android icon packs (July 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.
July 11, 2017
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Customization extravaganza: Best new icon packs for Android (June 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.
June 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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Dai Nippon Printing to supply FMM masks to BOE Display
According to ET News, Japan's Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has terminated Samsung's exclusivity for the company's fine metal masks (FMM) products. DNP is now offering its masks to other OLED makers, and have already signed up BOE Display as a customer.
June 19, 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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Dating apps are embracing video
Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking -- especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry's larger embrace of "Stories' as a means of offering an angle into people's lives, activities, and interests.
June 27, 2017
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Daydream Keyboard is getting support for more languages, layout improvements
The Daydream Keyboard has more than a million download in the Google Play Store, which proves VR (virtual reality) is becoming more and more popular among smartphone users.
May 26, 2017
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Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones
Google's brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.
July 31, 2017
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Dead serious: How to haunt people after you've gone... using your smartphone
This app could have grave consequences etc
June 30, 2017
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Debugging a killer launcher feature: Why Google Now on third-party launchers has to jump through hoops
Google Now's feed is a killer launcher feature with a killer requirement.
July 27, 2017
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Deep Learning To Soon Bring Pro-Level Photography To Smartphones
Google researchers have been working on a project in which deep learning is used to create "professional-level photographs.' The project shows that in the near future, all photos could look like they were taken by professionals, and pictures taken with smartphones could benefit the most from this technology over the coming years.
July 14, 2017
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Desperate Housewives mobile spin-off lands in the App Store
The 8-season series that ended back in 2012, Desperate Housewives is getting a mobile game. Back in 2006, developer Liquid Entertainment and publisher Buena Vista Games launched a Desperate Wives game on PC, but the Windows title received only mixed reviews in the gaming media.
June 29, 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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Despite Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, the Windows phone app is being killed Off
Late last year, Microsoft purchased professional networking service LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion. Hence, the company's announcement of ending support for the platform's Windows phone app back in January came as a lot of surprise for users of Microsoft's mobile operating system.
July 13, 2017
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Destroy the walking dead with Soldiers versus Zombies Defense for Windows 10 Mobile
Soldiers versus Zombies Defense is an entertaining tower-defense style game for Windows 10 Mobile, in which you must defend your town from zombie hordes.
June 5, 2017
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Deutsche Bank says analysts are too bullish on the Apple iPhone 8
A vast majority of the analysts who have publicly commented on their estimates for Apple iPhone 8 sales or shipments, have been bullish about the device. Back in March, Morgan Stanley tech analyst Katy Huberty said that she expects Apple to sell 20% more iPhone units on a year-to-year basis in fiscal year 2018, thanks to the 10th anniversary model.
July 11, 2017
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Developers: A must-read to get your apps ready for Android O's new shortcuts and widgets
Tapping and swiping can do so much more in Android O.
July 28, 2017
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DeX station for Samsung Galaxy S8 lands in Canada, costs more than in the US
Would you pay 150 bucks for a gadget that can turn your brand-new, fancy smartphone into a desktop computer? Maybe if you are a business professional seeking ultimate mobility and you want to have all the office productivity you need in a single device, you might find that price appealing.
May 26, 2017
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Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems
What are you likely to get when you ask Apple questions about presumed problems with devices they haven't announced yet? Let's find out.
June 13, 2017
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Did Samsung just accidentally reveal the Galaxy Note 8's front?
Let's not get too excited.
July 13, 2017
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Did you get insurance with your Galaxy S8?
Smashing your phone sucks. But insurance may not always be the answer.
July 17, 2017
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Did you hear the one about a monkey suing a photographer for infringement?
"Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law."
July 11, 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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Digitimes: SDC will only be able to supply 3-4 million flexible OLEDs to Apple upon the iPhone 8 launch
Digitimes reports that Apple will only be able to ship a very limited number of OLED iPhones following the expected launch in September, as SDC's capacity will be limited to about 3-4 million flexible OLED displays.
June 28, 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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Disclaimer: OnePlus 5's telephoto lens doesn't do 2x optical zoom
The OnePlus 5 has launched and, aside from a lot of hype and long, long lines at the pop-up events around the world, the phone's early days have also been a bit... bumpy. First, there was the controversy with the handset's actual design, being incredibly reminiscent of you-know-who. Then, the whole "benchmark cheating" ordeal. Now, there seems to be a bit of confusion around the telephoto lens' zooming capabilities.
June 22, 2017
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Discover cards finally make their way to Samsung Pay
When Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, a lot of card companies promised to support it in the near future. Among them was Discover, that said its cards will make their way to the platform by early 2016. Needless to say, they didn't.
June 26, 2017
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Disney MaxPass: Everything you need to know!
Here's everything you need to know about Disney's new MaxPass system for Disneyland.
July 14, 2017
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Dixons Carphone stirs PC Curry, reports 10% profit gravy
Record £500m full-year figure for borg
June 28, 2017
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Dixons Carphone: Brexit not a factor as Brits' gadget lust holds strong
Gloom and doom? Consumers still shopping with us, trills CEO
May 24, 2017
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DIY: Make Your Earbuds Fit Perfectly with Sugru
Do your earbuds constantly fall out during workouts? Here's an inexpensive way to fix them instead of buying new ones!
May 31, 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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Do children act out because parents check their smartphones too often?
As more and more of us admit to being unable to imagine our lives without a smartphone, a new study investigates the impact of technology on parenting and child behavior.
May 29, 2017
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Do cops need a warrant to stalk you using your cellphone records? US Supremes to mull it over
Armed robbery case goes to America's highest court
June 5, 2017
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Do you like the new Control Center in iOS 11?
The Control Center of iOS is a little overlay, which an iPhone user will probably open about a dozen times per day, as it contains nifty buttons for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, quick shortcuts to Calculator and Flashlight, and sliders for display brightness and sound volume.
June 7, 2017
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Do you miss "old" Samsung -- removable backs, IR blasters, plastic design?
There's an ever-going battle in the smartphone-loving communities. In one corner, we have those who like their device to look and feel premium -- why drop $700 on an expensive piece of hardware if it's not going to make heads turn, right? On the other end, we have power users who could care less about looks and prefer to have the most decked-out phone in terms of both hardware and software.
July 25, 2017
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Do you think a newcomer stands a chance against the Apple-Samsung duopoly?
Love it or hate it, the flagship phone market is increasingly becoming a playground for two. Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S line are duking it out in the pit on a regular basis with varied success, barely leaving a space for the other fighters. There is a good reason for that - both are gigantic companies that offer unique propositions that are hard to replicate.
July 7, 2017
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Does it make sense to upgrade from the Lumia 930 to Lumia 950?
Still using a Lumia 930? Perhaps you should consider an upgrade to the Lumia 950, which would deliver faster performance and better battery life.
June 6, 2017
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Does this iPhone 8 case spill the beans?
One company has already started preorders on an iPhone 8 case, even though we're likely months away.
June 19, 2017
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Does this look infected to you? Google launches a SAMBA app for Android
If you missed out on having all your files encrypted and the chance to send bitcoin to a bunch of misanthropes who have no plans on unencrypting those files after you do, then download this new app from Google Play! Then you can enable SMBv1 on all your other machines so your Android can share the virus amongst your other machines, perhaps you could even share this unforgettable experience with your friends and family.
July 10, 2017
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Don't be this idiot who knifed a store demo Galaxy S8 to test its durability
Modern smartphones are pretty tough. The Galaxy S8 remarkably so. But don't test it using equipment that isn't yours.
June 19, 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 buy Android if you care about mobile photography, says former Google SVP
Flagships like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 all have such great cameras that it can be really hard to definitively say which one is the best option for mobile photographers. Reviews, comparisons and blind tests all point to different winners, but, more often that not, you will usually find an Android smartphone at the top.
July 31, 2017
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Don't go to a carrier just to get smartphone financing -- there are better ways
There are better ways to buy a phone affordably than running to the nearest carrier stores.
July 11, 2017
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition for iOS is on sale for just $0.99 on the App Store
One of the most popular PC survival games, Don't Starve made its debut on smaller screens about two years ago. The so-called Pocket Edition version of the game is now up for grabs on both Android and iOS platforms, but it will not come for free.
July 14, 2017
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Done and done: BlackBerry ties up $940m settlement with Qualcomm
Patent case wraps up as sides agree on final tally
May 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 the leaked Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers!
Download Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers now!
August 8, 2017
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Download the new iOS 11 Beta wallpaper right here
The new iOS 11 beta is here and we've been exploring it for a while. So far, it seems like an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary upgrade with many new features here and there, most importantly a revamped Control Center, a new file manager app, and supercharged Siri.
June 6, 2017
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Download the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers in 4K
Abstract wallpapers from the latest OnePlus flagship.
June 21, 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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'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
May 25, 2017
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Drink up me hearty pirate wallpapers!
Yo ho, yo ho... It's a pirate's life for me!
May 25, 2017
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Dual-screen Yota3 phone launches this autumn, but won't be the mighty flagship you hoped for
Two and a half years have passed since the YotaPhone 2 made its official debut, before going on sale in early 2015. The handset had a flagship-class Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and plenty of other high-end specs - but like its predecessor, the most distinctive feature of the YotaPhone 2 was the fact that it had two displays: a 5-inch full-color Full HD AMOLED on the front, and a slightly smaller, lower-resolution, monochromatic e-ink display on the rear.
June 19, 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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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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eBay will soon let you shop using photos
New features are due this Fall
July 27, 2017
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EE showcases Gigabit LTE in the UK
British operator is Europe's first carrier to showcase Gigabit LTE, using Sony's Xperia XZ Premium.
July 5, 2017
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Eight Galaxys, 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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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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Employees will pay for lunch at the new Apple campus, because Steve Jobs said so
Apple is well on its way to putting the final touches on its next-gen, beyond-awesome campus, tentatively referred to as 'the spaceship campus', and now officially called Apple Park.
July 27, 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 for Remix OS as Jide shifts its energy towards the enterprise
It was only in July last year that Remix OS, an Android-based operating system for PCs, was bumped up to Version 3.0, which featured Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the hood. In fact, news of the upgrade came hot on the heels of an announcement from Chuwi with regards to the release of its $239 Vi10 Plus tablet that dual-booted Remix OS and Windows 10. A little over a month later, Jide Technology then followed up with a 'developer preview" of the OS leveraging Android 7.0 Nougat.
July 18, 2017
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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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Epic Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition to hit iOS this summer
After seemingly abandoning the franchise for a couple of years, publisher Capcom is planning a return for Street Fighter to mobile. The Japanese company announced Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition for Apple devices. This is going to be a fresh coat of paint over the regular Street Fighter IV, which has grown rather long in the tooth since its first release in 2010.
May 26, 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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Essential Accessories For Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Perfect partners for your Pixel.
July 26, 2017
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Essential Accessories for Moto Z
What are the best accessories for the Moto Z?
June 15, 2017
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Essential accessories for the OnePlus 5
Unsure of where to go to equip your OnePlus 5? Let us help you in your time of need with this list of worthy things.
June 26, 2017
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Essential claims its dual-camera system will capture superior photographs
Using both color and black-and-white images
July 27, 2017
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Essential Phone coming to Canada as a Telus exclusive
Telus nabs Andy Rubin's Essential Phone for sole distribution up in Canada.
June 15, 2017
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Essential phone first camera samples and dual-camera setup explained
Andy Rubin's (supposedly) soon-to-be released Essential phone has been the topic of heated discussion since it was revealed in late May. As much as there is excitement surrounding the new smartphone venture helmed by none other than the father of Android himself, there is no shortage of controversy tied to it either. But let's leave all that aside for a moment, and instead of mulling over how the Essential phone could fail, let's instead take a look at one of its most exciting features--no, not the almost edge-to-edge display--the dual camera setup on its back!
July 28, 2017
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Essential Phone is a new flagship from the creator of Android
Smartphones have come a long way since Apple introduced the first iPhone, but there are people who believe that all the advancements that we've seen in recent years are not enough. Andy Rubin, who created Android, is one of them, which is why he has come up with an interesting new design for his new company's first smartphone.
May 30, 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 release date, price, and availability: all we know so far
It was May 30 when the Essential Phone was officially announced. Its unveiling was a big deal -- not only because we rarely see a new company entering the smartphone market, and not only because the phone itself was looking top notch, with premium, modern design, high-end hardware specs, and clean Android software to top it all off.
July 17, 2017
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Essential Phone reportedly coming to the UK, Europe and Japan
EE among carriers in discussion with Android founder's company over exclusivity deal.
July 17, 2017
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Essential Phone specs versus Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus
Compare the new Essential Phone spec by spec with the big beasts of the phone market right now.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone to be a Sprint exclusive in the US
Until now, the only place to order, or more precisely, to make a reservation for the Essential Phone in the US has been the official website of the company. The situation is about to change, however.
June 12, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Galaxy S8+ versus Apple iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6: a four-way specs comparison
Andy Rubin's latest foray into hardware is now official with the Essential phone, a device that arrives with a splash and obviously skimps neither on specs nor on appearance.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6 and others: size comparison
The Essential Phone has broken cover and it aims at the very top of the hill: the palace atop mountain flagshipia where the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world reside.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Battle of the New Flagships
Andy Rubin is famous for founding Android, which was later acquired by Google and turned into the largest computing platform on Earth. He left Google several years ago to look for new challenges, and now he's arrived back in the Android ecosystem with a startup known as Essential. The company revealed its first phone this week after teasing it several weeks previously.
June 2, 2017
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Essential shows off the quality of the 360-degree camera add-on for its new PH-1 handset
It was only a week ago that Andy Rubin's Essential, revealed to the world its latest product, the PH-1. While the handset offers an impressive near-bezel-less display and top-tier specifications, it also has an interesting feature that allows it to accept different types of accessories via its magnetic pogo connection. One of the first accessories that will be available for the phone will be a 360 camera. Today, the firm has shown off some samples from that camera.
June 6, 2017
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Essentially losing it: Unbridled enthusiasm for an upcoming phone
Andy Rubin revealed more information about the iPhone-killing Essential Phone this week and, if you're curious about it, never fear because The Verge has published no fewer than infinity stories on it.
June 1, 2017
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Essentially puzzling: Rubin's hype-phone ties up with... Sprint?
Phone with no customers latches onto least popular major carrier
June 12, 2017
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European MPs push for right to repair rules
A smartphone should be as fixable as a refrigerator
July 6, 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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Even more Meizu Pro 7 leaked images show what playing Pac Man on its secondary screen looks like
The Meizu Pro 7 has been leaking a lot over the past few weeks, in a somewhat finished state. This must mean that the smartphone is nearing release, which is good news for fans of the Chinese brand -- or anyone with a liking for unorthodox smartphones.
July 3, 2017
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Even Steve Jobs didn't understand what the iPhone truly was
The iPhone killed the concept of a phone as we knew it
June 29, 2017
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Ever wonder why those Apple iPhone updates take so damn long?
Turns out Apple execs were testing new file system on you
June 13, 2017
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Evernote discontinues support for its BlackBerry and Windows Phone apps
Evernote, the complex organizer application for mobile devices, will be pulled from two of the platforms that have dropped under 1% market share worldwide.
June 26, 2017
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Evernote is ending support for its apps on BlackBerry and Windows phones
Today, Evernote announced that it will be ending support for its apps on BlackBerry and Windows phones, with an intent on spending more resources on development for Windows PCs, macOS, iOS, Android, and the web app. The firm isn't providing a lot of notice either, as the app will meet its end on June 29, 2017, which is this Thursday.
June 26, 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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Everyone but Apple is slowing down on chip orders ahead of the iPhone 8
If you're in the smartphone business and your name isn't Apple, fall is sort of the dry season of the year: that's when the latest iPhone is released, and trying to challenge its dominance never really works out. And it appears that on the tenth anniversary of Apple's first smartphone, other manufacturers have learned their bitter lesson: according to Digitimes, industry sources indicate slowing demand for chips from companies other than Apple.
July 24, 2017
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Everyone Is Freaking Out About iPhone's New Video Screen Capture Feature
We're all used to snapping a screen shot to document whatever is on the phone screen -- a text from an ex so you can send it to your friends, a photo of a receipt for business expenses, whathaveyou. But now that the newest version of iOS allows users to capture video recordings of what's happening on the screen, people are totally freaking out.
June 8, 2017
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Everyone seems to hate the new Skype
Microsoft's radical redesign of Skype isn't going down well. While Android users have had access to the new Skype design for a month, the refresh only debuted on iPhone a couple of weeks ago. Ratings of the Skype app on Apple's App Store have plummeted worldwide since the new Skype launched. In the UK App Store Skype is now rated at just 1 star, while ratings have fallen from 3.5 stars in the US to just 1.5 stars. The same is happening across European App Store ratings for Skype, and the feedback appears to be very similar.
July 14, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Bixby Voice
We have early access to the Galaxy S8's built-in Bixby Voice. Here's another look at what's coming to a Galaxy S8 near you.
June 22, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the T-Mobile ONE unlimited plan
A complete breakdown of T-Mobile's ONE plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service from Big Magenta.
July 10, 2017
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Everything You've Wanted to Know About the Galaxy S8's Audio Features
A smartphone's audio capabilities can not only affect the quality of a phone call, but can also make or break one's mobile entertainment experience. Which is exactly why Samsung has incorporated new and improved audio features, functions and controls into the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Find out more about them below.
June 23, 2017
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Ew! HTC jams pop-up adverts into people's smartphone keyboards
Is there nowhere corps won't try and sell you stuff?
July 17, 2017
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Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app
An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today's launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via gestures becomes like muscle memory -- similar to using the dials on a camera.
May 30, 2017
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Excellent iOS photo editor Enlight is now free with optional subscription
Enlight is one of the best options for editing photos on iOS -- it's not quite as advanced as pro-focused apps like Affinity for iPad, but it's powerful and versatile enough for everyday use. Today developer Lightricks is unveiling version 2 of the app, now known as Enlight Photofox, and it's free.
July 6, 2017
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Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update
Bear is one of the best note-taking apps for iOS, and it just got a little bit better in its latest update.
May 26, 2017
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Expect the Note 8 to break the bank (and your wallet)
Leaks point to pricey behemoth
July 24, 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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Extend Android device battery life with AMOLED mnml Wallpapers
It's been known for a long time that using dark wallpaper on devices with AMOLED screens can save energy and extend battery life. Exactly how much you'll save depends on the wallpaper, your device and how it's used, but typical figures are 5 to 15 percent.
June 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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Facial recognition in the new iPhone would make huge waves
Will Apple embrace facial recognition and iris scans? The mobile industry is preparing for authentication upheaval.
July 11, 2017
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Fans can vote for OnePlus 5 to come in weird 'unicorn' color
OnePlus shows off four potential colors for its upcoming OnePlus 5 phone, including a psychedelic pinkish blue.
May 23, 2017
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Fast-spreading CopyCat Android malware nicks pennies via pop-up ads
Miscreants rake in $1.5m, one annoying mobile pop-up ad at a time...
July 7, 2017
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FCC document reveals low-end LG X charge budget handset
The LG X charge (LG-M327) is a low-end handset that LG has been working on according to FCC documents that have been discovered. Models like the X charge are the ones that you see pre-paid carriers give away to new subscribers, or find priced at a small percentage of what it would cost you to purchase a high-end or flagship device. This is a very competitive area of the smartphone market, and some manufacturers like LG and Motorola have really been able to get their feet wet on both ends of the spectrum.
June 15, 2017
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FCC gives over $1M in phone subsidies to dead people
A report from government watchdog GAO finds extensive fraud in the FCC's Lifeline program for the poor.
June 29, 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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File radars early and often: The importance of bug reporting
Why should you file radars? To show Apple, given finite resources, what aspects of your shared customer experience they need to prioritize fixing. Now.
June 7, 2017
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'Final' iPhone 8 design leak depicts 4mm bezels, tips $1100 release price
Whenever a popular phone approaches its announcement date, there is a barrage of case makers that advertise their brands by pushing concept images of the handset snug tightly in their own wrappers.
July 24, 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" schematics leak for Apple iPhone 7s Plus and Apple iPhone 8
So much focus has been put on the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone model that has been dubbed the iPhone 8, that not much has been said about the two other units that will accompany the premium handset. Today, two schematics have surfaced that are reportedly the final drawings for the Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the Apple iPhone 8. These diagrams are believed to be employed in the production of the two phones.
June 8, 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! Person-to-person Apple Pay payments coming to iMessage with iOS 11
Person-to-person payments are finally coming to Apple Pay. This was just announced on stage at Apple's opening keynote at WWDC '17.
June 5, 2017
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Find My Device: The ultimate guide to finding your lost phone
Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.
June 23, 2017
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Find my Friends app finds injured climber, helps save his life
Man climbs cave. Man falls. Man uses Find my Friends to tell rescuers exactly where he is. Man gets saved.
July 28, 2017
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Find your inner peace with the Windows 10 puzzler ERMO
ERMO is a Windows 10 puzzler with a casual pace and plenty of challenges. This puzzle game tests your skills at logic, patience, and deduction.
May 30, 2017
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Fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note7 rises from the ashes as refurbished Galaxy Note Fan Edition
The disaster that was the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been well-documented. After battery defects caused the handset to catch fire, the phone was remotely crippled by Samsung and a recall issued. Now the South Korean company is ready to relaunch the device.
July 3, 2017
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Firefox 8.0 for iOS adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience
These days, it's Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans. Mozilla has suffered more than most -- since dipping below Chrome into third place in 2011, it's never looked like recovering that market share, but the non-profit is attempting to find itself a niche by playing the outsider card.
July 25, 2017
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Firefox Focus browser with built-in ad blocking lands on Android
Firefox's privacy-focused browser is finally available on Android.
June 21, 2017
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First HTC U 11 night time photos surface: is this the best smartphone camera around?
HTC's new flagship phone, the U 11, has big aspirations: some publications have called it the best camera ever on a phone, but how does it do in one area where smartphone cameras typically struggle, night time photography?
May 23, 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 live pictures of the Moto G5S Plus leaked out
Motorola is expected to introduce at least two new mid-range smartphones in the second half of the year, the Moto G5S and its bigger Plus brother.
May 26, 2017
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First look at Files, the new file manager in iOS 11
Better late than never, as the old saying goes. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that it will be adding a new application to iOS, appropriately named Files. It will arrive with the launch of iOS 11 later this year and, as you can imagine, it will allow you to browse and manage your stuff -- media, documents, and anything else you might have stored offline or online.
June 7, 2017
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First look at the new iOS 11 App Store
Nine years ago, this great thing happened, and no, we're not talking about the discovery of the cute Barbados threadsnake -- the tiniest snake known to man. Back in 2008, Apple introduced the App Store to Apple OS (that's what iOS was known as back then). For the first time, third-party developers were officially invited to bring native apps to the iPhone, and boy did they deliver! Apple's App Store is currently home to over 2 million apps.
June 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 OnePlus 5 dual camera samples: a ton of detail and beautiful portraits
The OnePlus 5 has got a dual camera system with a secondary telephoto lens that can take portrait pictures with blurred backgrounds. Yep, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
June 19, 2017
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First OnePlus 5 update brings bug fixes, camera tweaks
OxygenOS 4.5.2 is now rolling out with bug fixes and stability improvements.
June 26, 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 screenshot from the Essential Phone shows one weird looking status bar
People have argued a lot about whether the Essential Phone's display cutout is ugly or not -- so much so, that they've missed another, more important question: how will it impact the user interface? Having a tall hole at the top of your screen certainly doesn't sound like the best idea, though, the device seems to compensate for this by making the status bar extra tall.
July 31, 2017
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Five iPhone apps to help you stop losing your stuff
There are hundreds of tracking apps and devices claiming to help you find your stuff. Here are the good ones.
July 5, 2017
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Five Things You Might Not Know From 'The Secret History of the iPhone'
In his new book The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, Brian Merchant gives us a rare look inside Apple, chronicling the development of the iPhone with details about everything from the selection of raw materials to the product's famous launch event.
June 22, 2017
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Five to Try: Angry Birds gets a gritty Evolution, and Cars 3 crashes into Google's Toontastic 3D
Don't miss this week's most enticing new Android apps and games.
June 16, 2017
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Five to Try: Duolingo gets fluent in Japanese, and Farming Simulator 18 digs up fresh fun
Here are the new and updated Android apps you should grab this week.
June 9, 2017
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Five to Try: Minecraft continues its Story Mode, and Shake Shack is ready for Android orders
Be sure to check out this week's hottest new Android apps and games.
July 14, 2017
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Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up
Check out this week's most enticing (and entertaining) Android app releases.
June 30, 2017
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Five to Try: Path Guide creates indoor directions and Crazy Taxi makes an Uber enemy
Check out this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.
June 2, 2017
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Five to Try: Pokemon Magikarp Jump leaps onto Android, and PlayOn Cloud saves streaming videos
Don't miss the Play Store's most promising new app and game releases.
May 26, 2017
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Five to Try: Sega Forever revives classic games, and Firefox refocuses the mobile browser
Here are this week's hottest Play Store picks.
June 23, 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: The Elder Scrolls: Legends launches, and build with bricks and code with LEGO Boost
Don't miss this week's most tantalizing Android releases.
July 28, 2017
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Fixing Play Music: How Google can improve its streaming music service
How can Google Play Music improve? Let us count the ways...
May 23, 2017
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Flagship Nokia 8 breaks cover with familiar hardware, top-end specs
It's time to break out from the budget segment.
July 17, 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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Flip phones are making a comeback
With the announcement of Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in South Korea, it's a wonder if we're backtracking through time to when phones were simpler things.
June 22, 2017
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FLIR One Pro preview: An Android-powered thermal imaging camera made for professionals
If you require thermal imaging to get the job done, the FLIR One Pro is one of the best solutions for doing so with your smartphone.
June 6, 2017
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Flir's new smartphone thermal cameras double the detail
One for pros, and one for the curious
June 6, 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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Fooling Galaxy S8's iris scanner deemed as "unrealistic" by Samsung
Bypassing the Galaxy S8/S8+'s iris scanner is not easy at all, according to Samsung. The tech giant issued a quick response to the recently-surfaced video of German research group Chaos Computer Club, which exposed a seemingly large security vulnerability in the company's latest flagships.
May 25, 2017
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Following negative response to redesign, Skype team says it is listening
Microsoft recently rolled out a complete redesign of the Skype app (for Android and iOS, at least), and the reaction has been less than stellar so far. If you check out recent reviews on the Google Play store, for example, opinions have skewed, overwhelmingly negative. Our own poll on the subject was less negative, but still mixed, to say the least. Thankfully for those less than pleased with the changes, Microsoft says it is listening.
July 18, 2017
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For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts
Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network
June 13, 2017
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Forget flat and curved, Samsung's new display stretches
The company has developed new OLED screen technology it says could eventually be used in wearables, cars and other devices.
May 25, 2017
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Forget the iPhone 8, the first phone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner could come from Vivo instead
By now you've surely heard the widespread rumors about the iPhone 8's fingerprint scanner situation: there's a distinct possibility Apple's latest flagship will be equipped with an in-screen sensor (or will it?), instead of the regular, standalone solution employed by everyone on the market. However, as is becoming increasingly common, a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer, namely Vivo, may beat Apple to the punch.
June 22, 2017
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Forget Twitter, your next airline complaint could be via iMessage
You'll be able to text with retailers and other businesses -- and even pay for items via Apple Pay -- when Apple's iMessages Business Chat hits the market.
June 9, 2017
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Former Google Exec Wrongly Claims Android Photography Is Years Behind
For a long time, the iPhone was the indisputable king of mobile photography. Even those of us who used Android phones were doing it for other reasons, but you don't have to make that sort of trade-off anymore. There are plenty of Android phones with a good camera, and even some with amazing cameras. Don't tell that to former Google SVP Vic Gundotra, who opined on his Facebook page recently that Android phones are bad for photography.
July 31, 2017
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Forstall: Apple iPhone owes its life to a Microsoft employee that Steve Jobs hated
With this being the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone, stories about how the device came to be are proving to be popular. The other day we told you about a new book about the iPhone that just hit the market. The One Device: The secret history of the iPhone reveals what was going on at Apple during the development of its iconic smartphone.
June 21, 2017
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Foxconn to invest $10 billion in Wisconsin Factory
Foxconn is a major manufacturer of electronics for a wide variety of technology firms that sell products in the US. Perhaps the biggest customer that Foxconn builds electronics for is Apple, Foxconn makes the iPhone. Foxconn Technology Group has pledged to invest $10 billion in a new display panel factory that will be constructed in Wisconsin.
July 27, 2017
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From the home to the car, here's how the iPhone will influence the next 10 years
You ain't seen nothing yet.
June 27, 2017
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From the iPod to the iPhone -- former Apple executives explain the journey to changing mobile phones forever
iPhone turns 10 years of age this month, after the first Apple phone was introduced back in June 2007. It's ridiculous to think of how much has changed in technology in those 10 years, since iPhone put a new benchmark on what mobile phones should and will look like.
June 26, 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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Future Samsung Galaxy S or LG G-series phones may ship with solid-state batteries
Solid-state batteries might be the ticket to happy camping with your mobile phone without the worry that it will light up in flames due to the juicer inside, and, given the Note 7 drama last year, Samsung is perfectly aware of the repercussions.
June 30, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow lands a day early on Android, now available for download
What makes Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow special is that it just isn't a game based on the beloved show, but it has the backing of series creator Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen. The two partnered on the game, along with most of the original cast, to deliver an experience that features new animated segments and stories.
June 28, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow launched for iOS and Android
After a long wait, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will officially launch on iOS and Android today and will be free to download. The game is based on the popular original animated TV-series that was set 1000 years in the future and ran for 140 episodes since 1999.
June 29, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow released on Android and iOS
The folks over at TinyCo had been teasing their next Futurama game for a few weeks now. Well, today is the day that all the teasing ends, as Worlds of Tomorrow, the new Futurama mobile title makes its debut on Android and iOS devices.
June 29, 2017
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Future OnePlus 5 software updates will bring image stabilization for 4K video, Wi-Fi fixes
OnePlus today held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, providing fans with answers to various questions, mainly about the OnePlus 5 - the company's brand new flagship smartphone.
June 26, 2017
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Future Xperia XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra versions to let you use two SIMs, microSD card simultaneously
The French branch of Sony spilled the beans that the Xperia XZ Premium will be getting a proper dual-SIM version, and so will the Xperia XA1 and the Xperia XA1 Ultra.
May 23, 2017
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Misc. - G

Galaxy A5 the best mid-range phone
It seems every day now a new phone is released and with that many times value phones are forgotten even on launch day. This could not be more true than with the Galaxy A5 2017 from Samsung. This Value class phone packs some great features and is available throughout Canada and the USA at $0 with a contract unlike the more expensive Galaxy S series.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7 do-over might get this S8 feature
The Note 7 FE will reportedly launch with the Galaxy S8's digital assistant.
June 12, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7, Fan Edition 'Same Phone' with Different Batteries
Ever wonder what happened to all those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones recalled last year after they began exploding?
July 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7R (FE) gets benchmarked once again, hints at more than acceptable performance
You'll never guess the alleged benchmarks of what phone just got leaked out!
June 19, 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 envisioned in colorful new renders: see it with and without a rear fingerprint scanner
The first half of 2017 is over and we've already been treated to a slew of major smartphone releases - the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Xperia XZ Premium, and the HTC U11 are just the cream of the crop. Yet, the second half of the year is equally, if not more enticing, as we expect to see the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the LG V30, and, of course, the Galaxy Note 8.
June 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 leaks again in case maker renders, Arctic Silver version included
Back when the first color versions leak of the Galaxy S8 came our way, we couldn't help but notice the funky names that Samsung chose for the hues - Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver. That last Arctic Silver version will apparently be present as a color layer on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, as well, if the leaked case maker renders above holds water. It will probably join the obligatory black and grey versions, as well as that Blue Coral that so many seem to be fond of. Will Samsung ever release a pinkish Note 8, or a brand new color altogether, remains to be seen.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 may get a 'Deep Blue' color option, Bixby-powered earphones
Samsung is mulling a 'Deep Blue' Galaxy Note 8.
July 24, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 reportedly launching in late August
Samsung may not rush the release of its high-stakes Note phone, unlike last year's ill-fated Note 7.
June 7, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 render gives us a better look at the dual rear cameras
It looks like the Galaxy Note 8 will also have a fingerprint sensor next to the camera.
June 29, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 renders purport to show large dimensions, rear fingerprint sensor
Could this be the Galaxy Note 8?
June 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Everything we know about Samsung's next flagship phablet
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade will separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
July 17, 2017
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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users on T-Mobile are finally getting Android 7.0
You can hold off on upgrading your aging Samsung device for a little bit longer.
June 7, 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 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two unique mechanical components that are used for unlocking the phone -- an awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and a pretty straightforward, fast-working iris scanner.
May 22, 2017
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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 Active rumor review: differences vs Galaxy S8, specs and release date
For about 4 years now, Samsung has followed up its regular" Galaxy S flagships with a special rugged edition of the phone under the Galaxy S Active moniker. The trend started with the Galaxy S4 Active and rumors, leaks, and reports show that there will be a Galaxy S8 Active to carry the tradition.
July 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Active training manual leak confirms 4000mAh battery
The Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged Galaxy S8 with a larger battery.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ named top smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports
Ths Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the current top smartphones money can buy, well ahead of all the competition, claims testing publication Consumer Reports.
June 14, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ Named Best Smartphone at MWC Shanghai 2017
Samsung Electronics announced today that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earned 'Best Smartphone' honors at the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards ('the AMOs'), held each year to recognize game-changing mobile innovations at Asia's largest mobile event, Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
June 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can get early access to Samsung's voice assistant Bixby -- here's how
Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, Google has Google Assistant, and Microsoft has Cortana. Samsung doesn't currently have a voice assistant, but one is on its way. Bixby is described as "an intelligent, personalized interface for using your smartphone" and Samsung is aiming to make it more advanced than the competition.
June 16, 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 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 continues to break records in Korea, sales exceed 1.3 million
Samsung has managed to sell over 1.3 million units of its 2017 flagship duo on home ground. Media outlet The Investor reports that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have broken all sales records in South Korea.
June 26, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Features UX and Services Tailored for Chinese Market
With the launch of the Galaxy S8 in China on May 25, Samsung Electronics introduced a selection of market-exclusive mobile services, as well as an enhanced UX tailored to suit the lifestyle of Chinese consumers. Check out some of the key features developed specifically for the Chinese market below.
May 25, 2017
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Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time
Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high.
May 23, 2017
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Galaxy S8 or S8+ feels sluggish? Try these 6 basic tips & tricks before you file a warranty claim
Well, stuff happens. You buy yourself a shiny new Android flagship and at first, you're all but awed by the raw performance that feels liberating. It's quite likely that for 95% of all users, the sense of using a proper high-end smartphone will continue for a long, long time. Yet, there is a fraction of the users that might run into specific issues, all of which could be attributed to lag and a general retardation of the handset.
July 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 UX Designers Explain What it Took to Create One Continuous Experience
United by a single, continuous visual and sound experience, the Galaxy S8 was designed to blend seamlessly into one's life, enabling a more natural interaction between the user and the device.
June 16, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage goes on sale in India
Galaxy S8+ with more memory and storage is now available in India.
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is getting a much-needed price cut in India
Samsung is rolling out its first price cut to the Galaxy S8+ variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
July 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8-exclusive New Release Radio opens to all Play Music users, here's how to access
Google just made the New Release Radio station that launched as a Galaxy S8 exclusive available for all of its Play Music service users. The station uses AI to learn your listening habits, and constantly scouts for newly released tunes or albums that are in sync with your music preferences, streaming them via the Play Music app on your phone. You know, like Spotify, Deezer and the like, but going back just two weeks in time to dig up the freshest content.
July 14, 2017
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Galaxy S8: How to make custom animated GIFs
No matter how you pronounce it, everyone loves a good animated gif!
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8: What's the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?
If your goal is not to stress about the carrier behind your new Galaxy S8, then the unlocked version is the way to go.
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8, LG G6 come with nifty USB adapters in the box: here are 3 practical uses for those
If you look inside the box your Galaxy S8 or LG G6 came in, you'll find a thumb-sized thingamajig with a USB Type-C connector at one end and a full-sized USB port on the other. That's a USB adapter. Its purpose -- or at least the one Samsung and LG had in mind -- is to let you plug your old handset directly into your new Galaxy S8 or LG G6 and transfer all your data. If you're a geek, however, you surely know that the little USB gizmo holds greater potential.
June 30, 2017
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Galaxy S8/S8+ owners get an exclusive 'New Release Radio' station in Google Play Music
When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship devices this year, it also made official that it was going to scrap its Music app and exclusively use Google Play Music in its products. In a press release at the time, Sammy announced that Galaxy S8 and S8+ users would benefit from smart music recommendations, tailored playlists and other niceties, thanks to its partnership with Google.
June 19, 2017
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Galaxy S9, Note 8 and A7 (2018) chipsets tipped: Exynos 9810, 9610 and a hexa-core 7885
Samsung announced the Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8 as a member of its Exynos 9-series, even though it is coded with the number eight still, so a true Exynos 9xxx is yet to hit the tape. This may all be changing soon, though, as a leakster with a proven track record of outing mobile processors before they are announced, has posted some info on an eventual Exynos 9610.
July 27, 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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Game streaming service Twitch launches new Android and iOS apps
Twitch is trying to lure as many mobile fans as possible to its game streaming service. The first step in achieving that is the release of a revamped Twitch app for Android and iOS platforms.
June 28, 2017
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Gameloft launches Iron Blade: Medieval Legends ARPG for Android and iOS devices
French company Gameloft soft-launched a new action RPG title back in March, Iron Blade: Medieval Legends. Today, the developer announced its game is now available to the general public in all countries, on both the Android and iOS platforms.
May 29, 2017
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Gameloft's MMO Dead Rivals -- Zombies soft-launched on iOS
French publisher and developer Gameloft recently soft-launched its latest mobile game, an MMO called Dead Rivals -- Zombies. For the time being, the game is available on iOS platform, but it will be released for Android devices as well.
July 10, 2017
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Gawk hopelessly at these new all-screen Sharp phones you won't be able to get outside Japan
Wow! Seriously, look at Sharp's brand new phones and tell us 2017 hasn't been an extra special year for smartphone design! We always counted on the Japanese firm to lead the bezel-less movement, as it's always had a thing for making minimally framed phones - even back when the technological means to do so weren't really there.
June 30, 2017
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Gboard for Android gets even smarter in latest update, can now recognize hand-drawn emoji
Google's Gboard is one of the most popular keyboards on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. Backed by the company's mighty search engine and the wits of its ever-evolving machine learning tech, Gboard is already one of the smartest keyboards around, but it gets even smarter in the latest update (now rolling out on Google Play). Some of the new features introduced in the update are aimed at cutting down typing time and making the app more efficient, while others are simply there for fun. So, let's see what's changed.
June 13, 2017
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Gboard for Android now recognizes the emoji you draw by hand and suggests phrases for you
Emoji offer a great way to spice up your chats, and the Android version of Gboard has been updated to make it easier to find the perfect ones. The update means you can now use the emoji search box to draw the sort of emoji you're looking for, and Google's keyboard will track down what it thinks you mean.
June 13, 2017
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Gboard may be getting an incognito mode in Android O
With the latest beta update for Android O--Developer Preview 3 (DP3), which was released last week--Google has extended Chrome's incognito mode to Gboard. When browsing the web in incognito mode on Chrome, users running Android 8.0 and the latest version of the browser can now enjoy even more privacy by having the keyboard "forget" what they're typing.
June 12, 2017
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Gboard on iOS gets integrated YouTube and Maps search in latest update
More than a year since the launch of the Google Gboard and the Microsoft Word Flow keyboard for iOS, only the former is now available on the App Store and has received a big update today, while the other was killed off in favour of SwiftKey.
July 31, 2017
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Gchat is officially dead, long live Hangouts
Google announced back in March that it will transition Gchat users to Hangouts, which will eventually end up in Gchat being completely retired. The chat service that was launched back in 2005 as a means of communication between Gmail users will be closed today and replaced with Hangouts.
June 26, 2017
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Gear VR games you need to stand to play
Some games aren't meant to be played sitting down.
July 18, 2017
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Get out of boring meetings with Phoney+ for Windows 10
If you need to get out of a boring meeting or just want to look incredibly popular, this fun app will sort you out!
July 24, 2017
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Get the most out of your Galaxy S8 with tips and tricks from Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are some of the most popular handsets of 2017 and with good reason. Apart from their stunning looks and powerful specs, the two flagships also feature a custom user interface on top of Android Nougat that is designed to make the most of the bezel-less curved displays while keeping things clean and organized.
June 21, 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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Glif review: Tripod adapter should be part of every smartphone photographer's kit
Studio Neat's latest tripod adapter, Glif, fits all phones (even non-Apple ones) in an attractive and well-made new design that uses a padded locking clamp and three mounting screw holes instead of one.
July 4, 2017
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Gmail versus Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?
Gmail and Inbox are both great, but one of them is better.
May 24, 2017
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Google Allo is the best way to send love notes without even trying
This one quick trick made possible by Assistant is a great reminder of the inherent power that exists in Google's little messaging app.
May 23, 2017
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Google Allo update adds Selfie Clips, so you can capture your own personal GIF
Google's Allo application has just received a new update that's not detailed in the Google Play Store. Luckily, Allo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay revealed some of the new features that Android users will be able to take advantage of after updating to the latest version.
May 31, 2017
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Google and KISS made Live Cases, and you can buy them
This marketing opportunity was totally a coincidence.
June 1, 2017
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Google announces the fourth class of its Launchpad Accelerator program
Startups from a variety of regions will convene later this summer at Google's headquarters in San Francisco.
May 23, 2017
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Google Assistant could learn a thing or two from Bixby Voice
Bixby's conversational, apologetic nature helps make it one of the more humanized digital assistants out there.
July 7, 2017
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Google Assistant: 5 killer new features you should be using
Google's A.I. assistant learned some new tricks while you weren't looking.
July 7, 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 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 Dev now defaults to a new interface on Android, moves controls to the bottom
Google is reexamining Chrome's user interface on Android; the Chrome Dev version has received an update that, by default, brings all its chrome down to the bottom of the screen -- even the address bar.
June 15, 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 Chrome's latest update helps soup it up for more robust web apps
With every new update, Google appears to be readying Chrome for a future where few "real" apps exist.
June 7, 2017
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Google finally matching in-store purchases to online activity, vastly raising value of ads
Keeping track of in-store purchases is the final step of measuring effectiveness of online ads.
May 23, 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 fixes Pixel and Pixel XL freezing issues in the latest security update
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones had been plagued by many issues since their release last fall. A small percentage of these problems were caused during the manufacturing process, while others, most of them, were addressed via software updates.
June 6, 2017
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Google flexes machine learning muscles with new features for Gboard
Gboard update includes new enhancements to make typing and searching easier.
June 12, 2017
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Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos
Easily share things through Keep, Calendar, and Photos.
May 24, 2017
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Google Glass gets first update in nearly three years
Google Glass has received an update to version XE23. No, this is not an old headline from a few years ago. Google continues to sporadically support its wearable spectacles. The new update allows a Glass user to use Bluetooth to pair an input device like a QWERTY keyboard to Google Glass.
June 22, 2017
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Google Hangouts is getting iOS CallKit support, a couple of bug fixes
Google's messaging and voice calling app Hangouts recently received a small update, which brings a long-awaited new feature and a few bug fixes.
June 6, 2017
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Google has reportedly killed its plans for an Android/Chrome OS hybrid called Andromeda
While earlier rumours had indicated that Google was working on a project that would fuse Android and Chrome OS - its two current operating systems - into a single hybrid OS called Andromeda, a new report now claims that the company has shelved those efforts.
June 5, 2017
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Google hires former Apple chip architect to lead design on custom processors
The pieces are falling into place for Google to produce its own silicon for future Pixel devices.
June 13, 2017
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Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000
Android has a reputation for poor security, but that's a result of past failings. Most security flaws you hear about now affect old builds of the OS, or require clever social engineering to get the user to weaken device security. The versions of Android being released now are vastly more secure than what Google was putting out years ago. In fact, no one has managed to claim Google's largest bug bounties for Android. So, the company is increasing the rewards to as much as $200,000.
June 2, 2017
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Google is abandoning Nik Collection now that Photos is done with it
"There are no plans to update or add new features."
May 31, 2017
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Google is ending support for the Android Market on Android 2.1 at the end of the month
Google announced that it will be ending support for the Android Market app on devices with an Android version of 2.1 or earlier. On newer devices, Android Market has evolved into the Google Play Store.
June 19, 2017
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Google just fixed an annoying freezing bug with its Pixel phone
Google today released its monthly security update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The security patch is rolling out over-the-air and can also be downloaded directly if you're not one for waiting. In addition to bolstering the security of its devices, Android Police points out that Google included a pretty important Pixel software fix in this update: a nasty bug that has resulted in some Pixel smartphones randomly freezing has supposedly been fixed. Well, hopefully.
June 5, 2017
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Google Keep for Android adds long overdue undo and redo functionality
If you've ever found yourself accidentally deleting a bunch of text you weren't supposed to while writing a note in Google Keep (thanks, Gboard!), you'll know immediately just how great the following piece of news is: the Android version of the app has finally added undo/redo functionality.
July 14, 2017
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Google launches Android Excellence to recognize the very best apps and games
Google has launched a new scheme which sees the company highlighting the very best games and apps to be found in Google Play. This is not simply a list of the most downloaded or, necessarily, the most highly rated titles; Google has a new batch of criteria by which to judge developers' offerings.
June 13, 2017
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Google launches new Gmail security measures to fight spam and phishing
In a recent blog post, Google introduced its new security measures towards fighting spam and phishing attacks in Gmail. The company says that the service can now detect suspicious items with 99.9% accuracy.
June 1, 2017
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Google launches Triangle, an app that can prevent other apps from exhausting mobile data
Data saving features are very important to those living in countries with very small data caps, which has led to companies such as Google and Facebook to offer lighter versions of their apps in such markets. Apps which do not have similar options often end up exhausting the users' data cap, but now Google has stepped in to avoid such situations with the newly launched Triangle.
June 30, 2017
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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence
Google's chosen few will be displayed prominently in the Play Store.
June 13, 2017
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Google Maps gains Local Guides widget and 3D touch peek for list items on iOS
Google has just released a small Maps update in the App Store. There only a couple of new features included in the update, but they should make users' life much easier while on the go.
July 5, 2017
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Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house
Has anyone told Qualcomm, Intel and the gang?
June 19, 2017
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Google News & Weather app gets a Material redesign and some spitshine
Good news for Google News (& Weather)!
July 7, 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 now understands language at 95% accuracy, has improved by 20% in 2 years
Google now understands human language with a 95% accuracy, thanks to improvements in machine learning. This allows the company to detect voice and act upon it in a meaningful way, and will clearly be of a huge benefit to the Google Assistant, a core Google product that is available on a lot of Android phones.
June 1, 2017
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Google Photos for Android is updated to add new Archive feature to remove the clutter
Starting today, an update is rolling out to Google Photos for Android. With this update, users will be receiving a feature called Archive. Archive removes images from the main photos tab and places them on a special page with other archived photos.
May 24, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: price and release date predictions
2017 is shaping up to be one of the more exciting years in the smartphone world in recent past -- while 2016 was all about iterating on existing designs (see: the Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, HTC 10), what we're seeing right now is a trend of companies showing off their wilder side: Both Samsung and LG are going hard on the tall, nearly bezel-less look, which Apple will be combining with a display cutout, while HTC is going the weird route with its squeezable frames.
July 14, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 comes to life in this concept video
A fan-made video gives us a 3D perspective on those rumored Pixel 2 renders.
July 18, 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 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design
Google's Nexus phones were usually priced low as a way to promote the Android brand and give developers something cool to play around with. However, the Pixel and Pixel XL signified a change in direction. Google wants to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple, and the Pixel was an impressive first attempt. So, what's in store for the Pixel 2? A new leak offers some plausible details.
June 26, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 leak shows slimmer bezels, huge camera lens, squeezable sides
Google's LG-built smartphone looks a lot like the LG G6.
July 11, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 leaks: What we know so far
We're a few months out from the launch of Google's next Pixel phones, but the first details are already starting to leak, painting a very interesting picture of at least two new Pixel models for 2017.
July 13, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far
Despite the availability issues, it's pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
July 14, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor round-up: Design, specs, and all we know thus far
Despite the availability issues, it's pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
June 16, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup
What do we want from the Google Pixel 2?
June 19, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumored to be the first phone to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 chip
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing to be unveiled in the smartphone industry, but it's the Google Pixel 2 that will mark the debut of the most powerful chipset on the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.
July 24, 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: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price
With its superb camera and elegant design, the Google Pixel (and its larger counterpart, the Pixel XL) hit it out of the park last year. So it's no surprise that Google wants to keep the good times rolling with its pair of premium flagships. The company's hardware chief, Rick Osterloh, already confirmed that a follow-up is coming in 2017, and while he didn't say exactly when, we'd guess it'll launch some time in October, a year after the Pixel was born.
July 25, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Everything you need to know
What do we want from the Google Pixel 2?
July 26, 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 owners can compete to have their images shown as Chromecast backgrounds
Who hasn't spent a few minutes watching Chromecast's rotation of bliss-inducing, long exposure landscape photography? What better buffer is there between the end of a '30 Rock' Netflix marathon and a return to reality than a never-ending loop of HDR cityscapes and peaceful beach sunsets? None better, and now regular folk like us can have our photos considered for inclusion in Chromecast's screen saver repertoire, provided you own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL.
June 26, 2017
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Google Pixel reportedly sells over 1 million phones
Google's flagship Android device has now sold over 1 million units based on downloads of an application exclusive to the device.
June 14, 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's low sales prove mindshare doesn't equal market share
If you look at the flagships the media loves to talk about, you may be inclined to believe that the Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the most popular high-end smartphones today. It is easy to think that when you have so many major outlets comparing them to the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ like they're in the same league somehow or as attractive to consumers.
June 14, 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 is fighting an uphill battle against Android adware
Google hasn't yet removed all of the apps, which have as many as 6 million downloads.
June 16, 2017
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Google Play Music's exclusive station for the Galaxy S8 is a Top 40-lover's dream
Whether you love Danish pop or Nickelback (why?), the New Release Radio plays all the popular hits.
June 19, 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 Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold
Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone.
June 14, 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 Play's new Android Excellence collections highlight the very best in apps
What Google deems the cream of the crop
June 13, 2017
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Google publishes July Android security bulletin; new Pixel and Nexus system images available
Google has published its latest monthly Android security bulletin, and released new factory and OTA images, which include its most recent security patches, for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.
July 6, 2017
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Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models
Developers can choose from several models that differ in the amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. The smallest model has 14 million "multiply and add operations" (MACs). Their largest model has 569 MACs. The more computations a model has to perform to predict the class of an image, the more battery power the phone uses.
June 16, 2017
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Google releases a Samba client for Android, only supports the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol
A couple of days ago, out of the blue, Google released an open-source Samba client for Android, bringing users the convenience of being able to easily mount and access files over a network using the SMB protocol.
July 7, 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 July security update for Pixel and Nexus devices
Ironically, Google is not the first company to provide the monthly security patch for its smartphones. We reported earlier today that Nokia 6 is one of the first handsets to get the July security patch before Google could release a similar update for its Nexus and Pixel lineups.
July 5, 2017
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Google releases June security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices
As expected, the next security update for the month of June is out, although Google usually pushes these patches slightly earlier. The June security patch is now available for all compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, so if you own one, you might want to check for a new update.
June 5, 2017
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Google reportedly cancels Pixel XL 2 muskie in favor of larger phone
For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel phone lineup. Word was that there were direct sequels for the Pixel and Pixel XL as well as a third device with an even larger display than the original Pixel XL. Now, a report is claiming that Google has officially cut one of the models and will only move forward with two new Pixel phones.
June 12, 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 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 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 updates its support timeline for Pixel and Nexus devices
It appears that Google has updated its terms of support for its Nexus and Pixel devices. The firm now has times listed for when it will stop providing telephone and online services.
June 9, 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 will bring ads and more e-commerce options to AI Assistant as part of monetization strategy
Google ads exec Sridhar Ramaswamy offered a look at the company's plans to profit from its free Google Assistant for smartphones and smart devices. Researching and developing a service like this is a huge undertaking, so it's only natural that Google will look for ways to monetize it without hampering the user experience.
May 24, 2017
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Google's 5 Biggest Android Missteps
Google has taken Android from a small startup to the largest mobile computing platform in the world. You can't do that solely on luck, but that doesn't mean Google hasn't made some mistakes. Some have pointed to one issue or another as evidence of Android's inadequacy. Still, things have worked out, even with a few big errors on Google's part. So, let's talk about all those times Google facepalmed with Android, and what it did to fix it.
July 24, 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 new campaign asks for your best Pixel and Pixel XL photos
Most artists today would gladly tell you a story or two of when they were asked to do some work "for the exposure" (also known as "for free"). It's an increasingly common phenomenon, with entire Tumblr blogs dedicated to it. But not content with having competition anywhere, Google outdid each and every example so far with its latest campaign, which asks people to submit their photos on the off chance they might get added to Chromecast's Backdrop pool of images.
June 26, 2017
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Google's new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data
Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones. The new Android app, called Triangle, is currently being tested in the Philippines, and lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage and even block individual applications from using your mobile data, among other things.
June 29, 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 next Pixel XL gets animated, showing us its beauty and imagined in new colors
Late last month, a new bit of information about Google's upcoming successor to the Pixel and Pixel XL made its way online, giving us alleged specifications and features. While getting some early information is great, there is still nothing quite like receiving an early glimpse of a handset.
July 18, 2017
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Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story
Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.
June 15, 2017
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Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio
Google's next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren't expected to come out in a while, but that doesn't mean we can't get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench's database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.
June 9, 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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Gorgeous Pixel XL 2 concept envisions less rear glass, more LG styling
Judging from this new Google Pixel XL 2 concept video, the phone could look a lot like the LG G6, and that would come as no surprise given the rumors that LG may be the company charged with its production.
July 5, 2017
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Got a Windows Phone 8 mobe? It's now officially obsolete. Here's why...
Microsoft pulls the plug on support for dedicated smartphone OS
July 11, 2017
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Grab all the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers in 4K resolutions!
The OnePlus 5 is finally here, and as usual, it comes with a plethora of awesome, colorful wallpapers on board!
June 19, 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 new OnePlus 5 render shows off a bit more style, dual rear cameras
This is our best look yet at the OnePlus 5's hardware.
June 6, 2017
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Great news for developers, less great for eager enthusiasts
Apple has done a great job working with all of the companies involved to make sure developers have the tools necessary to start testing VR apps and games for SteamVR on the Mac right now, and that's fantastic. Consumers, on the other hand, have quite a wait ahead unless you have an extra $5,000 lying around for the new iMac Pro.
June 7, 2017
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Group in Colorado wants to prevent kids under 13 from owning a purchased cellphone
Children under 13 would not be allowed to be the recipient of a purchased cellphone in Colorado under a proposed ballot measure backed by a group called Parents Against Underage Smartphones. To make the 2018 ballot, the group will need to get 300,000 voter signatures. Dr. Tim Farnum, an anesthesiologist in Denver, is leading the group.
June 19, 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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Hacker Uses Printed Photo, Contact Lens To Trick Samsung S8 Iris Scanner
Weeks after a security researcher demonstrated how he could fool the facial recognition software in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone with a digital photo, someone else has managed to hoodwink the phone, this time by tricking the phone's iris scanner with a printed picture and a contact lens.
May 24, 2017
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Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises
For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it's "really you' attempting to unlock it. For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.
May 24, 2017
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Hades' Star is a mobile MMO strategy, which kind of reminds us of EVE Online
Hades' Star has been in soft launch for a while, but is finally available for the whole world to play. What is it? It's a space fleet management strategy type of game, which kind of reminds us of EVE Online. Of course, it's nowhere near as crazy and has been designed for the mobile game lifestyle -- it lends itself to jump-in, jump-out type of play sessions.
July 25, 2017
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Halide: The latest camera app you'll want to start shooting with ASAP!
What is Halide and why is everyone all over the internet talking about it?
June 1, 2017
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Handling Android Things Peripheral Events
Android Things apps have to communicate with an astounding array of peripheral devices, from buttons, temperature readers, and speakers, to handheld GPSes. Google's Peripheral Driver Library simplifies the integration of these hardware components into your Android Things apps.
June 7, 2017
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Has Samsung definitively fixed the battery issue that haunted them last year?
Last fall, we heard almost every day about a battery inside of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding or catching on fire. This resulted in the eventual recall of the phablet, and Samsung's name was dragged through the mud. In order to make sure that this would not happen again, the company commissioned a thorough investigation of the incidents involving the phablet. Among the changes made is the addition of an 8-step test that every battery goes through just to confirm that there is nothing wrong with the power source.
June 12, 2017
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Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?
Nowadays, water-resistance or at least some type of splash-resistance seem to be a must on flagship (and midrange) smartphones. A feature that used to be reserved to the rugged CAT handsets, Galaxy Actives, or phones covered by super-ugly cases is now pretty much mainstream.
June 30, 2017
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Have you had bad experiences with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile tech support?
Getting in touch with Microsoft for tech support on mobile issues can, unfortunately, be a real pain.
June 19, 2017
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Head back to Tamriel for some card battling in The Elders Scrolls: Legends! [Best New Games for Android]
What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store?
July 28, 2017
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Heads Up: Everything you need to know!
What's Heads Up!? and why should I download it?
May 26, 2017
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Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plots its grand comeback
Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.
May 26, 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.
June 19, 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 other five new Moto Mod concepts Lenovo unveiled in Ghana
You might have already heard about Lenovo's latest oddball Moto Mod, which sticks a 360-degree camera on the top of your device. It was revealed at a small event held more than ten days ago in Ghana of all places, which celebrated the launch of the Moto Z line in the country. What you may not know, however, is that the Moto 360 Camera mod, as it's officially called, was actually just one of six newly-revealed mods.
July 4, 2017
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Here are the Xiaomi phones that will be updated to Nougat
Xiaomi will roll out the Nougat update to 14 phones.
July 4, 2017
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Here is another look at Microsoft's unreleased Lumia 960 flagship
Microsoft has always flirted with the idea of having its own mobile ecosystem and the hardware to run it. The first handheld devices were running a customized version of Windows, but Microsoft wanted more, hence the deal with Nokia.
June 26, 2017
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Here is how much Google pays to those who find Android security holes
Do you know that you can get paid for finding security issues in Android? It is basically what Google offers with its Android Security Rewards (ASR) program, launched about two years ago. Rewards vary wildly depending on the nature of the vulnerability discovered, but Google says the average compensation paid to individuals is $2,150 for every valid claim they make, and dozens of researchers have received payments of $10,000 or more over the last two years. In total, over $1,5 million have been paid so far to teams and individuals contributing with vulnerability reports.
June 2, 2017
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Here is how you can score a free Galaxy S8 from Samsung (U.S. only)
Even though previous reports pointed to weak Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales in comparison with its predecessors, the South Korean company recently refuted these rumors and said its current flagship sell much better than expected.
July 18, 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 list of Apple devices that will get iOS 11
We already know what enhancements iOS 11 is going to bring. We also know that it is coming in the fall of this year, presumably around the launch of the next iPhone models. What we have't yet discussed, however, is which of the existing iPhone and iPad models are going to get the iOS 11 update, so let us now shed some light on the matter.
June 7, 2017
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Here is the silver version of the upcoming Nokia 8 flagship
HMD Global, the owner of the Nokia phones license, is expected to unveil at least one high-end smartphone by the end of the year. There has been much talk around HMD's first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone, but we didn't quite get a better look at the device until recently.
July 18, 2017
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Here is what the inexpensive Nokia 2 might look like
Nokia 2 is supposed to be HMD's cheapest Android smartphone to date. The name of the handset hasn't been confirmed yet, but the company's officials suggested in recent interviews that HMD plans to launch new Android smartphones in the coming months.
July 25, 2017
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Here is why the Essential Phone exists: 6 principles that make it different from others
In a world of tens, if not hundred of great devices, the announcement of the Essential Phone, the first handset from the namesake company conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin himself, will feel like one of many in just a few days.
May 30, 2017
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Here is why you can't find your favorite Nokia-branded smartphone yet
It's true that HMD promised to bring all three Nokia-branded smartphones in just about every meaningful market by the end of June. Unfortunately, the Finnish company has yet to achieve what it said in its previous statements.
June 30, 2017
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Here is why YouTube isn't a default app on iOS
Remember when YouTube and Google Maps were installed on iOS by default? This has been the case since the first iPhone, all the way to 2012, when suddenly iOS no longer included pre-installed Google services.
June 30, 2017
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Here's a scratch, burn, and bend test of the... original Apple iPhone
In case you find bend and scratch test interesting, then you've definitely stumbled upon some of Zack Nelson's videos on the JerryRigEverything channel.
May 26, 2017
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Here's how Apple is making iMessage take on Facebook Messenger bots
Facebook Messenger gets a new formidable rival
June 9, 2017
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Here's how to pay for things with your smartphone
Who needs cash or cards?
May 24, 2017
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Here's how to use the Edge panel on the Galaxy S8
What's that little tab that lives on your Samsung smartphone's home screen? We'll show you how to use it, customize it, and remove it altogether.
June 8, 2017
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Here's Our First Look at Android Creator Andy Rubin's Super Hyped Secret Mystery Smartphone
After months of speculation, the creator of Android, Andy Rubin, is finally showing off his company's new products. Since leaving Google in October 2014, he has been working tirelessly on launching a smartphone that he claims could shakeup the tech industry.
May 30, 2017
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Here's what our favorite apps might have looked like in an alternate, brutalist reality
As far as contemporary app design goes, we as species have much to be thankful for. The successful dodging of the "brutalism" bullet is something that's making our daily interactions with our smartphone mostly a pleasant endeavor, thanks to the minimalism of iOS and Google's Material Design looks. Both look modern, fresh, and are as appealing as they come.
June 1, 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 we can expect the Google Pixel XL 2 to look like
Google's Pixel XL may be going bigger, and sleeker, in 2017
July 11, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about Dash Charge on the OnePlus 5
Dash Charge is one of the fastest charging protocols available today.
June 29, 2017
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Here's which Xiaomi phones will likely be getting updated to Android Nougat
Aside from waiting for posh new phones, the Android crowd has another favorite pastime, and that'd be nothing but patiently waiting for the next Android update to hit their devices.
July 4, 2017
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Here's why some OnePlus 5s rebooted when calling 911, and how OnePlus fixed it
This is what you'd call a 'showstopper' bug ... if you actually find it.
July 25, 2017
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Heroes of Skyrim expansion for The Elder Scrolls: Legends goes live on Android/iOS
Bethesda's latest mobile content comes in the form of an expansion of the increasingly popular The Elder Scrolls: Legends card game. Dubbed Heroes of Skyrim, the expansion is now available on mobile devices, including Android and iOS.
June 29, 2017
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Hey Windows phone fans -- ignore the haters, use what you love
"Windows phone is dead" has been the popular quarterly headline and social media mantra for the past couple of years. But for many fans who don't care what the naysayers say, Windows phone is wanted - dead or alive.
July 31, 2017
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Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do
10 tips to master your Google-powered device.
June 7, 2017
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High-def camera maker Red announces 3D smartphone
Videos and 3D photos will automatically be stored via the company's Red Channel cloud service
July 7, 2017
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High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included
Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.
July 17, 2017
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Highly anticipated Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 races its way into App Store
The sequel to one of the best-reviewed motorsport games on the App Store, Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 has finally made its debut on iOS. The game offers an in-depth experience of what it means to be a sports manager.
July 14, 2017
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HMD confirms all Nokia smartphones will get the Android O update
Finnish company HMD Global confirmed earlier this week that all three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 will make their debut on the market by the end of June.
June 1, 2017
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HMD confirms more smartphones are coming this year, but there will never be a Nokia 4
Finnish company HMD Global is in the process of making its new Nokia smartphones available worldwide. The reception of the devices has been so warm that HMD has troubles in providing enough stock for many retailers and carriers across the globe.
July 4, 2017
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HMD considering more retro phones like Nokia 3310, but says it's 'not on a nostalgia trip'
At Mobile World Congress 2017 back in February, HMD Global introduced two new Nokia smartphones, along with a blast from Nokia's past: a modern interpretation of the classic 3310 phone. HMD - the company developing Nokia-branded handsets, built by Foxconn under license by the Finnish tech giant - has been so pleased with the success of the new 3310 so far that it's considering launching more retro devices.
July 5, 2017
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HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6
Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.
July 5, 2017
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HMD to launch new Nokia feature phone, here are the first official pictures
The new Nokia 3310 has already been released in many markets, but this might not be the only feature phone HMD plans to launch this year. While we know the Finnish company is likely to introduce 6 or 7 new handsets by the end of 2017, we don't know how many smartphones and feature phones are part of HMD's lineup.
June 28, 2017
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Honor 6A hands-on: Premium style, budget price
Honor's latest budget model is going on sale in the UK. Here's our first look.
July 28, 2017
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Honor 6X and EMUI 5.0: Everything you need to know
EMUI 5.0 is Huawei's biggest update in recent years.
June 30, 2017
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Honor 6X is now one of the best phones under $200
The Honor 6X was a pretty great phone at $250. Now it's an essential buy at under $200.
July 25, 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 9 hands on: a look at the company's latest device
Yesterday was Huawei's summer showcase in New York City: not only a chance for the company to bring their latest devices stateside, but also an opportunity to show off the newest that the Honor brand has to offer. We had some hands-on time with the latest Honor flagship, the Honor 9, which is a great value-for-specs proposition priced competitively at around $480.
July 14, 2017
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Honor 9 is official: Flagship specs + curved glass for £379
New flagship builds on the well-received Honor 8 with a refined design and spec upgrades across the board -- while keeping the affordable price tag.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 is the sum of many incremental upgrades, and that's just fine
The biggest upgrades in this year's Honor flagship will be software, camera, and audio.
June 15, 2017
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Honor 9 isn't coming to the U.S. anytime soon
An Honor 9 release in the United States is 'not planned at this moment,' Honor exec tells Android Central.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 launches in Europe, priced at €430 / £380, including free Band 3
Last year, Huawei's Honor brand launched a new flagship-class handset, offering high-end specs at a relatively low price. The Honor 8 was rather good, earning a high score in our review, thanks to its excellent build quality, stylish design, and impressive battery life.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 Premium with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM coming to Europe for €455
The Honor 9 is a premium device by itself, so the fact that the Chinese company launched an enhanced version of the flagship and called it Premium is rather weird. The better-featured variant has no less than 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage inside.
July 18, 2017
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Honor 9 slowly makes its way to European markets
Introduced in China less than two weeks ago, the Honor 9 is likely to make its debut in Europe in the coming weeks. The high-end smartphone was recently spotted at various major retailers across The Old Continent.
June 23, 2017
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Honor 9 specs
Honor's latest phone has specs broadly in line with the Huawei P10.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 US premiere "not planned at this moment"
It looks like the slightly belated European announcement event for the Honor 9 won't have a US counterpart. Speaking to Android Central, Eva Wimmers, VP of Honor EU/Global stated that the company currently has no plans for launching the powerful mid-ranger in the States.
June 28, 2017
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June 30, 2017
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Honor has shipped 1 million Honor 9 units globally
Honor is one of those brands that originated from China, but its main focus is outside its home country. And while it may be fairly unknown to consumers in the US, it does have a somewhat solid foothold in Europe. The brand is known for its affordable flagship-speced devices, and pretty good build quality.
July 13, 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.
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How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android
Apps sometimes can misbehave. If it happens to you, here's something to try.
May 23, 2017
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How a bug in an obscure chip exposed a billion smartphones to hackers
If you haven't updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b.
July 27, 2017
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How An iOs Developer Just Uncovered The Next Iphone
When developer Guilherme Rambo saw that Apple had released firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker, he thought it must have been a mistake. The HomePod doesn't come out until December, after all. Curiosity piqued, he started digging through the code, where he found perhaps the last thing he expected: Apple's next iPhone.
July 31, 2017
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How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone
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June 16, 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 you change movesets in Pok謯n Go? With Technical Machines (TM)!
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June 22, 2017
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How do you listen to music on your phone?
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June 9, 2017
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How do you take and edit pictures with your phone? [Roundtable]
There's more to taking a great pic that mashing the shutter button. Here's how we do it.
June 16, 2017
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How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger
One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.
May 25, 2017
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How I Use Android: Google Photos manager Indy Khare
The leader of one of Google's most useful Android apps shows us his personal blueprint for maximum mobile productivity.
July 27, 2017
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How much mobile data does streaming media use?
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July 3, 2017
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How much mobile data does streaming media use?
Here's the breakdown on how much data streaming music and video use so you know how much to budget.
July 14, 2017
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How Samsung's LTE Innovations Are Enhancing Public Safety Communications
As a leading Public Safety LTE (PS-LTE) solution provider, Samsung Electronics has, in the past few years, concentrated on innovating to provide reliable wireless communications in response to the growing global demand for public safety networks.
May 29, 2017
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How the iPhone begat shadow IT and enterprise mobility
While Apple hasn't missed the enterprise boat, its success is due largely to the popularity of the iPhone
June 29, 2017
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How the iPhone transformed visual communication
Last week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. Now, if Apple sticks to it usual schedule, we will all be anxiously awaiting the newest iPhone debut for the next 2 months.
July 5, 2017
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How the new App Store can push accessibility forward
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July 13, 2017
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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
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December 28, 2016
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How to access your Bixby History
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August 3, 2017
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How to disable Bixby voice
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August 3, 2017
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How to add a line to MetroPCS
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August 8, 2017
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How to add your own photos to a Sparkpost
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June 30, 2017
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How to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to share your status with everyone and their friends, you have the ability to decide which posts are public and which are private in the settings section of the Facebook app.
May 29, 2017
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How to beach-proof your phone
Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater.
June 23, 2017
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How to bulk delete images from your iPhone
Deleting hundred of images on your iPhone by tapping individual pictures is tedious. Chris Breen offers a couple of techniques for doing the job quickly.
May 30, 2017
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How to buy a song you like from Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad
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June 2, 2017
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How to buy and read e-books in Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update
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May 29, 2017
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How to catch every Raid Boss in Pok謯n Go
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July 7, 2017
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If you're sporting a OnePlus 5, chances are you that you are a poweruser, and this kind of folk usually shows great pride in their customization efforts. You are quite likely to be boasting a custom launcher with a matching 3rd-party icon pack, a set of Zooper/KWGT widgets, and finally, a stunning wallpaper to give everything a classier look.
July 14, 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 change your brightness and volume in iOS 11
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July 13, 2017
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How to change your ringtone on the Galaxy S8
Everyone wants to keep their ringtone game strong.
July 24, 2017
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August 8, 2017
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How to create a Sparkpost project without a template
You don't need a template to create a stunning image.
June 30, 2017
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How to create and share animated GIFs right from your iPhone!
Animated GIFs are an entertaining way to share short clips via text and social networks. Most GIFs contain funny clips that are looped and annotated, and with the introduction of iOS 11, you'll soon be able to save and view all of your saved GIFs straight from your camera roll!
June 29, 2017
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How to create your own HomeKit-enabled accessories
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June 7, 2017
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How to customize Hello Bixby on the Galaxy S8
Make the most of Hello Bixby with a little customization.
May 26, 2017
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How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from the iOS 11 beta
Want to roll your iPhone back to iOS 10.3.2? Here's how.
June 6, 2017
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How to enable and disable Reset Protection on Windows 10 Mobile
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July 18, 2017
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How to find a new job on your smartphone
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July 10, 2017
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How to find great deals and discounts on Android and iOS apps
Name someone who doesn't like deals, we'll wait! Getting a quality or, in all honesty, any paid app on the cheap is one of life's little pleasures.
June 1, 2017
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How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature
A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.
June 8, 2017
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How to fix black screen issues with the HTC Vive
What happens when the lights go out? Here's how to fix black screens issues with the HTC Vive.
July 26, 2017
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How to fix Galaxy S8 battery life problems
Battery life on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is actually pretty good -- but it can always be better.
June 5, 2017
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How to fix Google Pixel battery life problems
How do I extend battery life on my Google Pixel?
June 19, 2017
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How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases
How you get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases and in-app purchases isn't obvious, but it is possible!
July 13, 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 the Android O beta 3 on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)
Here's how to get the Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel device.
June 8, 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 Bixby Voice using Samsung Feedback
Bixby improves as you interact.
August 8, 2017
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How to incorporate cool lighting into your iPhone photography
Looking to shoot some stellar iPhone photography with some especially cool lighting? Here's everything you need -- and need to know!
July 24, 2017
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How to keep iPhone data roaming costs down when traveling abroad
Not that long ago, it was easy to rack up bills of hundreds or thousands of dollars in data roaming charges when traveling with your mobile phone. Now, it's possible to contain your costs, thanks to new offers from carriers, SIMs you can buy int he country you are visiting, or even mobile hotspots.
July 12, 2017
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How to keep your Android contacts current and duplicate-free
Any time is the perfect time to do a little phone book shuffling.
July 5, 2017
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How to keep your smartphone cool during the hot summer months
Sun's out, the smartphone's out. But don't forget that in addition to slathering on the sunscreen, you'll have to keep your phone protected, too.
June 14, 2017
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How to listen to Apple Music's new custom Chill Mix
Apple Music is rolling out a new customized playlist for its subscribers. Here's what it is, and where to find it!
June 28, 2017
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How to Make Android and Windows Play Nicely Together
Microsoft doesn't have a viable mobile platform of its own, so it's become a prolific developer of its services to Android and iOS.
May 22, 2017
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How to make use of OnePlus 5's nifty screen gestures
With all the customization options present on the OnePlus 5, it will really be a shame not to make use of all the neat software goodies that OnePlus has plastered all over its latest phone.
July 14, 2017
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How to make your Android phone and iPad play nice
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May 24, 2017
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How to make your iPhone look like Android
So you bought an iPhone and you're stuck with it for the next couple years. That's fine. Maybe you were super excited for it at first, but the luster has worn off and you're now enviously eyeing your friends' Android phones with a bit of buyer's remorse.
July 14, 2017
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How to manage the YouTube app for Android
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July 18, 2017
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How to manually enable Daydream on phones Google has not approved
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June 22, 2017
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How to master Google Photos
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June 9, 2017
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How to micro-manage Snapchat's Snap Map feature with Ghost Mode
Snapchat's recently-acquired Snap Map feature might be a cool way to see where your pals are snapping from on an interactive map, but it's also raising lots and lots of privacy concerns. As your location on the Snap Map updates every time you snap something or use the app, your Snapchat contacts can potentially take note of your whereabouts and, perish the thought, stalk you.
June 26, 2017
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How to move your data from a Windows phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
May 22, 2017
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How to pre-order a OnePlus 5? You need this code
Hey guys, the OnePlus 5 announcement just ended and the phone is up for pre-order. Early bird adopters will get the phone "before everyone else" and will have access to unique pre-launch offers.
June 19, 2017
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How to play FLAC files on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11
You'll soon be able to play FLAC files on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11!
June 6, 2017
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How to prepare your Galaxy S8 for Google Daydream
The countdown to Daydream through a Galaxy S8 has begun, are you ready?
May 23, 2017
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How to pwn phones with shady replacement parts
Broke your screen? Avoid dodgy repair shops -- your private sexy selfies will thank you later
June 30, 2017
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How to quickly hide alerts from specific chats in Messages
Are you part of a Messages group conversation that is a little too chatty? You can hide alerts and check at your leisure. In iOS 11, you can do it with just a swipe!
June 9, 2017
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How To Record Calls On Your Smartphone
After 10 days as the White House's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for posterity but for proof. After all, it's hard to argue with audio evidence.
July 31, 2017
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How to record the screen of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11
Thanks to iOS 11, Apple's mobile operating system will finally support native screen recording. You will be able to easily record easily comprehensive guides for your not so tech-savvy friends or family or capture your gaming achievements on video.
June 6, 2017
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How to recover deleted files
Don't panic--you can get them back
May 30, 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 remove EXIF data from your photos on iPhone
Looking to free up some space and strip the EXIF data from your iPhone photos? Here's how!
July 27, 2017
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How to Run Google Assistant on Android Things Using the Any Voice Kit
In partnership with Google, AIY Projects recently launched a Raspberry Pi-based Voice Kit that provides an interface to Cloud services, such as the Cloud Speech API and new Google Assistant SDK. On their part, Google released a special Android Things Developer Preview 3.1 build for Raspberry Pi 3 to support the Voice Kit.
June 14, 2017
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How to save on mobile plans: Look beyond the Big Four carriers
If you're fed up with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, there are plenty of smaller carriers to choose from. We look at some alternatives.
June 7, 2017
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How to save videos in YouTube for Android
There's so much to watch on YouTube, you can't possibly watch it all.
July 11, 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 search your Pok謯n collection in Pok謯n Go
How do you quickly find exactly the Pok謯n you want to evolve and level up? With the new search feature in Pok謯n Go!
June 21, 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 send a voice message with Amazon Alexa
You can now send messages through Alexa using just your voice, but there are some caveats.
May 31, 2017
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How to set up an iCloud email account on Android
There's no need to abandon your iCloud email address when you get a new Android device.
June 21, 2017
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How to set up and use Emergency SOS on your iPhone in iOS 11
How do you quickly call emergency services and notify your emergency contacts on your iPhone? With SOS on iOS 11.
June 19, 2017
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How to set up Samsung's Secure Folder on the Galaxy S8
Secure Folder makes it easy to keep your stuff where only you can get to it.
May 24, 2017
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How to share your DRM-free ebooks with Calibre
Set up a public ebook lending library.
June 21, 2017
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How to shoot smoke bomb photography with your iPhone!
Looking to shoot some stellar #smokebomb photos but don't have a fancy DSLR camera? Never fear -- your iPhone has you covered!
May 26, 2017
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How to split video clips on your iPhone
Looking to chop off some footage from a video you shot on your iPhone into separate clips? Here's how!
July 7, 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 subscribe annually to an individual Apple Music plan
You can now subscribe to Apple Music annually for less through the Music app, but it's not obvious.
June 19, 2017
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How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans
Want to add more devices (or people) to your Apple Music subscription? Here's the deal.
May 22, 2017
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How to sync past events in your Calendar on your iPhone and Mac
To keep a proper record of your calendar, you need to adjust a setting in iOS.
May 23, 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 any Android phone
No matter what phone you have, we'll help you figure out the easiest way to snap the screen.
July 14, 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 better photos with the Huawei Mate 9
Are you Mate 9 photos not looking so good? Try these tips.
June 28, 2017
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How to take epic photos of lightning storms with your smartphone camera (using manual controls)
The weather can be tricky to predict this time of the year. At one moment you have the sun joyfully spreading its rays across the land, then a couple of hours later, a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere to ruin your plans for the evening. But there's a silver lining to all this -- shooting photos of lighting is a fun exercise for every photography enthusiast.
June 28, 2017
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How to take great product photos with your iPhone
Taking pictures of your used stuff to sell online takes some technique, but it doesn't have to be hard or expensive.
June 1, 2017
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How to take the best Cardboard Camera photos
Flawless Cardboard Camera photos are not complicated, and so much fun to share.
June 21, 2017
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How to take, edit and share a screenshot on the OnePlus 5
Save and share with just a couple of steps.
July 5, 2017
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How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 7
What's the easiest and best way to transfer all your data from your old iPhone to your brand new iPhone 7? This way!
July 14, 2017
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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one
No one wants to spend forever moving all their stuff to a new phone. Here's a quick and painless guide to get you up and running fast.
July 12, 2017
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How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus home screen
With a big display comes a home screen that can switch modes.
May 29, 2017
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How to turn off screen overlay on Samsung Galaxy S8
It's an odd warning message, but it's fixable.
June 12, 2017
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How to uninstall Gear VR apps
Uninstalling Gear VR apps is easy from within the Oculus app.
June 7, 2017
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How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile
If you want to switch to a new carrier, you'll need to make sure your iPhone is unlocked first.
June 22, 2017
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How to upload multiple Photos libraries to a single iCloud Photo Library
Take extra care if you want to upload many photo libraries to one iCloud Photo Library. You could end up with duplicate photos.
June 21, 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!
July 6, 2017
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How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster
The Google-powered tool can pull up messages, emails, calls, and other details more rapidly than just fumbling through your phone's apps.
June 7, 2017
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How to use Halide to take phenomenal photos
Halide is the latest, greatest third-party camera app to hit the iPhone -- here's how you can use it to take some breathtaking photos!
June 22, 2017
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How to use Instant Markup in iOS 11
The iPad has a cool new feature in iOS 11 that makes it possible to access and mark up screenshots immediately after you take one.
June 8, 2017
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How to use Windows 10 Mobile's View 3D app
How do you use the View 3D app in Windows 10 Mobile?
June 7, 2017
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How to use YouTube for Android
How do I use YouTube on Android?
July 12, 2017
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How To: Make Cortana Your Default Assistant Option on Android Devices
There has been a shift in the force - the Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile force that is.
June 19, 2017
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How will iMessage payments stack up to Square Cash and Venmo?
Apple's peer-to-peer network already exists, and it's called iMessage
June 8, 2017
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How your iPhone could know when you're in a moving car
A new iOS 11 feature aims to curb distracted driving
June 7, 2017
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How Zombies, Run! changes lives, and what's coming next [Q&A]
Running is a great way to get fit and lose weight, but it's rarely fun. London-based developer Six to Start has changed all that with Zombies, Run!, the most popular smartphone fitness game in the world, which transforms a boring run into an action-packed journey through the zombie apocalypse.
July 7, 2017
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How-To: Activate Quick Add Notification for Microsoft To-Do App on Android
Microsoft's To-Do app, the successor to Wunderlist which the company acquired more than two years ago, has become my daily to do management app.
July 5, 2017
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HP Elite x3 gets a price cut in the UK
The best Windows phone you can currently buy is certainly the HP Elite x3 and if you're in the UK it just got a little more appealing.
July 25, 2017
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HP is offering £150 cashback on Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship and Desk Dock in the UK
Trying to keep up with HP UK's nonsensical pricing of its Elite x3 and Desk Dock bundle isn't easy - just look at the timeline below this article to get an idea of what we mean. After months of the bundle's price rising and falling, the company has now launched another deal to encourage people to buy its Windows 10 Mobile flagship.
June 28, 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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HPE merges IT, OT with Edgeline software platform to crunch IoT data
At the Discover conference, HPE unveils its Edgeline Services Platform and related apps
June 7, 2017
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HTC 10 gets a new update on T-Mobile... with three-month-old Android security patches
If you're on T-Mobile and you own a HTC 10, there's good news for you today, as the carrier is now rolling out a new software update for the device. There's bad news too, though: it comes with Android security patches that are now three months old.
July 5, 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 allegedly working on a mid-range U11 powered by the Snapdragon 660
HTC is working on a Mini variant of the U11.
July 4, 2017
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HTC is learning a tough lesson in mobilizing a fan community to fight U11 reviews
This may not be as bad as first thought, but HTC should know better than this.
June 5, 2017
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HTC is reportedly working on a mid-ranger with Edge Sense, code-named Ocean Life
If you thought the HTC U11's Edge Sense was just a one-off gimmick, think again -- a new rumor suggests the company is not only doubling down on the new technology, but will actually be equipping an upcoming mid-ranger with it.
July 4, 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 One M8 engineering prototype in Matte Black surfaces out of nowhere
You never know when some relics of the past will rear their heads, and in what ways. The HTC One (M8) was among 2014's most likeable phones, a quality successor to the revered HTC One that tried to make a case for dual cameras years before they become sort-of mainstream. It didn't succeed, as the technology hadn't come to frution at the time. All that duo cam setup managed to deliver was a decent bokeh.
May 30, 2017
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HTC promises "swag" in exchange for positive U11 publicity to VIP community members
Say you're a phone manufacturer in pretty bad financial trouble, but you've just released a flagship which desperately needs promoting. What do you do -- do you produce an expensive, risky marketing campaign, or do you simply get your community to do it for you on the cheap? Well if you're HTC, it's the latter, it seems: a recent post to HTC elevate, an official, invite-only community for HTC fans, calls on its members to defend the U11 in comment sections and on social media, in exchange for "swag".
June 5, 2017
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HTC reportedly working on a new mid-range smartphone featuring Edge Sense
Back in May, HTC unveiled its squeezable smartphone, the U11, which outsold its predecessors. It looks like HTC will give people another device to squeeze, but for a lower price this time. A leak has appeared online reporting the specs of a new mid-range device on which HTC may be working on.
July 4, 2017
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HTC shows off new Edge Sense tricks coming to the U11
It wasn't that long ago that HTC debuted its U11 handset. While the top-tier device offers the expected set of specifications like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, and more - where the U11 stands out from the crowd is with its unique Edge Sense technology. Now, the firm is bringing updates to Edge Sense that will expand the phone's capabilities.
June 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a portable Echo
HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering.
July 17, 2017
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HTC U 11 battery life test score is out: aces benchmarks, but standby is below average
The HTC U11 is a 5.5-inch flagship phone with a stunning design and aspirations to have one of the best cameras ever put in a handset, but what about its battery life?
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 becomes first phone with Amazon Alexa hot-word support
Just say "Alexa" at any time and the HTC U 11 will answer you.
July 17, 2017
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HTC U 11 debuts in India with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for a sensible $800
HTC is back to winning ways with the U11.
June 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets a big first update, but the changelog is nowhere to be found
HTC's new squeezable flagship, the U11, is getting its very first update. Coming in as version 1.11.617.3, the patch weighs in at the rather massive 1.9GB.
June 14, 2017
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HTC U 11 is now shipping in the US, also available at Sprint and Amazon
Ready to squeeze an HTC U11? Well, if you have pre-ordered one in the US, you are about to get it soon because HTC's latest flagship is finally shipping. And demand for it seems to be exceeding what HTC can supply, seeing that at HTC.com, the smartphone is now out of stock, with new shipments expected in two to four weeks.
June 9, 2017
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HTC U 11 review:
HTC U 11's gimmicky features distract from pure power
June 29, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: 10 key takeaways
The HTC U 11 is the new kid on the flagship block, and it aims no lower than the biggest guys around: the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy phones.
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun
The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.
June 9, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A fragile, squeezable flagship
Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.
June 8, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A second opinion
HTC's 2017 flagship is an excellent handset that sets the tone for the future of HTC's smartphone business.
June 27, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: Back in the running
HTC needs something to get it back in the conversation with today's flagships.
May 26, 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 squeezable Android smartphone coming to America in beautiful 'Solar Red' color
One fun aspect of Android is that there are many different device designs. Unlike the iPhone which is largely uniform in style, there are countless smartphones running Google's mobile operating system with different sizes, shapes, colors, user interfaces, etc. Heck, you can still get an Android phone with a physical keyboard!
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 to score sRGB color space support, 1080p video recording at 60fps with future updates
According to an HTC insider that recently posted on XDA's forums, HTC U11 is about to receive a pretty substantial update that will introduce a number of rather important new features.
July 10, 2017
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HTC U 11 versus Google Pixel XL: Which should you buy?
Google still demands top dollar for its aging Pixel XL. So should you consider the latest phone from Pixel-maker HTC instead?
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 with 6GB RAM now available for pre-order in the US, only in one color
When the HTC U11 was announced, two variants came up -- one has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, while the other sports a 128 GB storage chip and 6 GB of RAM. At first, it seemed like that latter edition would not be making it to the US, or we had no date for its arrival at least. However, yesterday, it was revealed that the "bigger" model will be landing in the States today. And sure enough, it's already up and ready for purchase on the HTC website!
July 25, 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 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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HTC's Desire 530 just regenerated into the Desire 555, and is exclusive to Cricket Wireless
Today, HTC announced the Desire 555, it's new entry-level handset that's exclusive to Cricket Wireless. The phone is very similar to those that we've already seen from the company, such as the Desire 530 and 626.
July 17, 2017
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HTC's next Edge Sense features for the U11 still seem very gimmicky
HTC today released a video of some new features coming to Edge Sense, the headlining, squeeze-your-phone-to-do-something feature of its U11 smartphone. The examples shown include Google Maps (which automatically zooms in when you squeeze), Google Photos (same thing), Calendar (change to a different view with a squeeze), and the ability to end calls by -- you guessed it -- squeezing the phone.
June 23, 2017
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HTC's revenues are on the rise, and it's all thanks to the U11
So the verdict is in (and has been for more than a month now, but nevermind that): the HTC U11 is a pretty sweet phone. And, for a change, customers are now actually buying it, as HTC has just had its best month of the year so far in terms of revenue.
July 7, 2017
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Huawei applies for "4D Touch" trademark
If the phrase "4D Touch" sounds strangely familiar, it's probably because it reminds you of 3D Touch, Apple's pressure-sensitive screen technology that debuted with the iPhone 6s. What's 4D Touch, though? Right now, we have no idea, but we do know that it's some sort of technology or feature that's under development at Huawei. The manufacturer has applied to register a trademark called "Huawei 4D Touch"; sadly, not much is known beyond the name itself.
June 19, 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 claims to have surpassed Apple in global sales volume last December
Over the last year, the Chinese phone-maker has buzzing about its intentions to top both Samsung and Apple as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer as quickly as possible, and the latest sales data may be a sign of things to come. However, since sales numbers on a monthly basis are hard to accurately calculate, Huawei's claims may not be completely representative of reality.
June 12, 2017
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Huawei debuts Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus with 20MP front-facing camera
Huawei has been on a roll lately, offering a wide variety of handsets for the first half of 2017. Now, the firm has announced its latest entries, the Nova 2 and the Nova 2 Plus.
May 26, 2017
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Huawei expands its tablet portfolio with the MediaPad M3 Lite 10
Huawei continues to compete in the tablet market even though the segment considerably dropped in sales in the last few years. The MediaPad series is Huawei's leading tablet line, and one of the most popular launched by the Chinese company.
May 31, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap
And it's under £500...
May 22, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8: Impressive, but lacks appeal [Review]
The Honor 8 Pro is the latest premium smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, best known as an offshoot of tech titan Huawei.
May 29, 2017
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Huawei Honor 9 officially here with 12MP and 20MP dual cameras
Huawei, the world's third-largest phone maker, gives its Honor brand a refresh with the Honor 9, in the hopes of proving once again that a midrange phone can handle modern features like a dual camera setup.
June 12, 2017
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Huawei leaving the low-end market, focus is on premium smartphones
Let's face it, long gone is the time when Huawei was mostly known for its budget-friendly smartphones. The Chinese company is now world's number 3 handset maker, and not due to mainly selling low-end smartphones.
July 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 9 now costs less than $500
First announced in November 2016, the Huawei Mate 9 was released in the US in January this year, being sold unlocked for $599. Now, the handset is at least $100 cheaper, depending on where you're buying it from.
July 25, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 could feature a powerful Kirin 970 chipset built on 10nm technology
The upcoming Huawei Mate 10 could shape up to be one beastly device. A recent post from an industry analyst on Chinese website Weibo indicates that the high-end handset could be the first to feature Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 chip that will be built on a 10nm process.
June 29, 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. Naturally, this "bang" will come in the form of a handset which, judging by history and rumors, will be the Huawei Mate 10.
July 6, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 tipped to come with all-screen front, 10nm chipset, AR
Huawei usually releases its flagship phablets in the Mate line in the fall, and this year's Mate 10 reportedly won't be an exception. Expected to arrive in October, the big guy is now rumored to jump on the all-screen bandwagon, similar to the Galaxy S8, LG G6, the Essential phone, and, eventually, the iPhone 8.
July 5, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will be even better, giving the firm more ammo to compete with Apple
Huawei has been relatively busy the past year or so, releasing the Mate 9 in November and later debuting it for the United States in January. A month later after the US debut, the firm would come to announce and release the P10 and P10 Plus. As we start heading into the latter part of the year, it appears the Huawei is ready to shed some light on what's to come over the next few months.
July 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will seriously challenge Apple's iPhone 8, company's CEO promises
Huawei is currently the world's number 3 smartphone manufacturer, and the Chinese company doesn't show any signs of slowing down. There's no market we can think of where Huawei doesn't sell its handsets, so the next step for the giant would be to try and appeal to even more consumers in those markets.
July 27, 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 missed memo that PC's dead -- so here are three new notebooks
Touchscreens? Who needs 'em?
May 24, 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 P10 unofficially available in the U.S. for $532
Huawei's newest flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus haven't been officially introduced in the United States, and the situation will probably never change in the near future.
May 31, 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 servers hitch ride with Intel's Xeon SP
Blade server initiates server portfolio conversion
July 14, 2017
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Huawei threatened with UK sales ban unless it pays royalties to patent troll
A raging patent battle between Huawei, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and a US data software firm called Unwired Planet has resulted in a surprising ruling against the former, who has been threatened to face a sales ban in the United Kingdom, lest it not pay royalties for global sales of its devices.
June 13, 2017
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Huawei to launch application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functions
Huawei will have a very busy H2 2017 if we are to believe what Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, told the audience at 2017 China Internet Conference.
July 13, 2017
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Huawei unveils a new MateBook series powered by Windows 10
Today, Huawei introduced a trio of new, beautifully designed MateBook Windows 10 PCs, built for you to stay connected and work on-the-go.
May 24, 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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I broke my iPhone 7 screen
Hey, just wanted to let everyone know: I dropped my phone the other day and the screen broke. I was out on the back patio, and when I sat down the phone slipped out of my windbreaker pocket. A two-foot fall onto concrete is all it took.
June 21, 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'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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iCloud in iOS 11 FAQ: Everything you need to know!
Apple's planning some changes to iCloud with iOS 11.
June 7, 2017
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iCloud versus iTunes backups, government demands, your privacy, and a plea for optional encryption
Apple's latest privacy report shows that if protecting your data is your primary concern, go Galactica and keep your backups offline.
May 24, 2017
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ICO seizes phones and computers in nuisance call scam raids
Probe into theft of personal info from car repair centres
June 9, 2017
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Iconic MMORPG RuneScape is coming to mobile this winter
RuneScape, the massively popular MMORPG, is coming to mobile devices this winter. This was announced today by its developers -- Jagex Ltd. The mobile version will not be separate from the PC one, however. Instead, they will be touch-optimized clients that will allow for cross-platform play.
July 17, 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 the Google Pixel XL 2017 will have silver and blue versions, here's what they could look like
Yesterday, thanks to a render revealed by Android Police, we saw what's supposedly a near-final design of a new Google Pixel XL smartphone - a 6-inch handset reportedly manufactured by LG.
July 12, 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 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're buying Beauty and the Beast, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere
Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney's are not.
June 6, 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 sees AMOLED shipments surging in 2017, fast growth throughout 2020
IHS says that AMOLED panel shipment will increase 63% in 2017, driven by strong demand from smartphone makers. Looking forward the AMOLED market will experience fast growth, as demand will rise for smartphones, TVs, VR HMDs and mobile PCs.
July 5, 2017
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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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Images said to be of new iPhone show off large display, and rear Touch ID sensor
Every week, there seem to be new images or renders of Apple's upcoming iPhone. One problem with the barrage of information is that there doesn't seem to be a consensus on where the Touch ID fingerprint reader will make an appearance.
June 2, 2017
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Implementing Azure Push Notifications in Your Android Apps with Xamarin Forms
Notifications are a very integral part of any mobile application. In the mobile world, we term them push notifications, when any message is sent from the server to the app; the message is displayed even when the app is not open. In this article, we will walk through the steps to integrate an Android App with the Azure notification service. Because notifications are platform specific, in this article, we will look at the steps specific to Android.
June 26, 2017
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In a world of ordinary wallpapers, these are Wonder Woman wallpapers!
"In a world of ordinary men, I am Wonder Woman!"
June 1, 2017
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Incipio offGRID Express 3000mAh Backup Battery Case for iPhone 6S, iPhone 6
Never worry about battery life again on your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6 while using this 3000mAh backup battery case from Incipio.
July 6, 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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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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Info-stealing malware Xavier has infected hundreds of free apps on Google Play Store
Android users beware! Over 800 Android apps Google Play Store are found to be infected with information-collecting malware dubbed Xavier. According to Trend Micro security experts, the malware has been pre-installed on a wide range of free Android applications, such as photo editors and wallpapers, and has been downloaded millions of times so far.
June 16, 2017
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Inner-vation: Design goes beyond the shell
The Macalope is all for job mobility, he just wishes it would stop being used as a cudgel against Apple any time some former employee says something about the company.
July 18, 2017
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Inside Andy Rubin's quest to create an OS for everything
Here's some free advice: Don't try to break into Andy Rubin's house. As soon as your car turns into the driveway at his sprawling pad in the Silicon Valley hills, a camera will snap a photo of your vehicle, run it through computer-vision software to extract the plate number, and file it into a database.
July 25, 2017
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Inside Apple's 6-month race to make the first iphone a reality
Everyone agreed that Steve Jobs's iPhone demo back in January 2007 had been flawless--remarkable even. He'd taken a barely working iPhone prototype and, with some engineering sleight of hand, made millions want to buy one right away.
June 28, 2017
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Insiders claim only 4 million iPhone 8 units will be available at launch
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Apple is reportedly having some trouble with the iPhone 8's manufacturing. Today's doom alarm was sounded by Digitimes, who, citing unnamed industry sources, claims the iPhone 8 may suffer from shortages due to poor yield rates at OLED panel plants. Curiously, this news comes despite reports of Apple suppliers actively ramping up production and recruiting new workers to meet the increased demand.
June 27, 2017
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Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones
Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership. Because Intel couldn't build a smartphone modem integrated on-die on its own silicon at that time, the company decided to partner with TSMC, which handled its modem manufacturing.
June 13, 2017
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Intel X299 Platform Appears to Have Serious VRM Issues
With AMD's successful Ryzen processors, competition has returned to the CPU market, but Intel may have dropped the ball with its recent launch of the X299 platform for its X-Series processors. This series of processors is supposed to span from a lowly 4-core all the way up to an 18-core/36-thread behemoth, though only the CPUs up to the 10-core/20-thread i9-7900X are available now.
July 3, 2017
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Intel: Qualcomm uses the courts to destroy its competition
Intel has weighed in on the legal sparring between Apple and Qualcomm, accusing the latter of (ab)using the courts to destroy any competition it has.
July 25, 2017
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iOS 11 Developer Preview: all the improvements to the camera app so far!
So, yesterday, Apple kicked off WWDC 2017 with an exciting keynote, revealing a bunch of new stuff, iOS 11 included. Now, the operating system is not ready for prime time yet, as it will launch this Fall with the new iPhones, but a Developer Preview build is available for those who have developer accounts. Worry not, if you are itching to give it a spin, a public beta will also come out soon!
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 drops the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen iPad
iOS will complete its 64-bit transition just four years after it started.
June 5, 2017
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iOS 11 FAQ: Everything we know about new Siri, Messages, Photos, and Apple Pay
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 gives users tighter control over when apps can use their location
Apple is giving users the option to enable much stricter location rules with iOS 11, according to MacRumors. The company began this effort last year by adding a new option to iOS 10 that grants apps access to your location only while they're actively being used. But this "while in use" setting is up to developers to actually enable.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 prevents your iPhone from automatically connecting to patchy Wi-Fi
Goodbye Xfinity hot spot pop-ups
July 24, 2017
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iOS 11 versus Android O: Who's winning so far?
And why it might not matter if they're both saving the best for upcoming flagship phones.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 versus iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of (almost) all the new features
So, iOS 11 is finally official. Showcased on stage at WWDC 2017, it's another evolutionary chapter that fine-tweaks the user experience and aims to make it a more customizable and pleasurable ordeal.
June 5, 2017
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iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions
Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage. The feature will go a long way towards helping all iPhone owners get better control over their phone's storage, but will be especially useful for those who own one of Apple's entry-level models, like the 16 GB iPhone 6 or 6S, for example.
June 6, 2017
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iOS 11 will not support iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and 4th-gen iPad
It looks like iOS 11 will be a great upgrade for iPhone and iPad users, but not everyone will be able to join the party. As usual, Apple has dropped support for older -- yet still popular -- devices, and this time around two iPhones and an iPad are getting the axe.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11's Files app FAQ: Everything you need to know!
iOS 11 will have a new way to interact with your files. Here's what you need to know about it!
June 6, 2017
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iOS 11's new volume indicator is the biggest tiny change no one's talking about
Well, this is a welcome change
June 7, 2017
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iOS and its effect on enterprise security
Over the past decade, iOS devices have found their way into many businesses. According to a new report this has led to an increase in the number of attacks and incidences of malware on the platform.
July 18, 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 8 case shows us the device's size compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
We've been hearing for a while now that the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will follow in the footsteps of "bezel-less" phones released earlier this year -- the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 -- and have an extremely high screen-to-body ratio. We've seen schematics, renders, and dummy device leaks that affirm this and show us a dual camera module, a-la iPhone 7 Plus, on the device's back, though, a vertically-oriented one.
May 26, 2017
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iPhone 8 could be bigger than what leaks are suggesting
We've all seen the renders and blueprints, we've all heard the rumors. The iPhone 8 has been leaked to death at this point, but despite that we recently got yet another curious leak regarding the new iPhone, and it came from none other than Apple itself.
July 31, 2017
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iPhone 8 could bring you wireless charging, face recognition
It will also have a fingerprint sensor under its screen and a thinner bezel, according to a trio who say they work at Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
June 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 Design Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal, Will Include Face-Scanning
Prepare to get used to a bezel-less iPhone.
July 31, 2017
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iPhone 8 Display 'Confirmed,' Price Still a Mystery
The iPhone 8 rumor mill has been churning since last fall, when reports tipped a zirconia ceramic casing and 5.8-inch OLED panel.
July 18, 2017
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iPhone 8 dummy mock-up brings rumors to life
There's nothing official about this prototype or video, but Apple fans will eat it up anyway.
May 24, 2017
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iPhone 8 keynote and release date popped up in a rumor
For the past couple of weeks, we've been getting some conflicting reports on the iPhone 8's announcement date. First, rumors said it's delayed until October or even November, but that sounded way too unusual for Apple.
May 26, 2017
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iPhone 8 to come with no home button, rumors suggest
The circular home button has been a staple of the Apple handset design ever since the original iPhone. However, according to rumors, originating from China, this will no longer be the case.
May 26, 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 may have fingerprint-scanning screen for constant authentication and peace of mind
The first modern smartphone fingerprint scanner made its debut with the Apple iPhone 5s, and it changed everything. This biometric feature was so perfectly executed, it revolutionized smartphone security and privacy in a quiet, yet profound way. With just a touch on the home button, the phone was able to instantly and reliably authenticate the user and let them in. Boom. Done. No more annoying passwords, passcodes, or any other leftovers from the keyboard era.
June 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 might include 3D face recognition technology
According to a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple is testing a new 3D sensor that will allow users to unlock their phone, authenticate payments or launch secure apps by scanning their face.
July 3, 2017
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iPhone 8 pricing: How high can Apple go?
Customers have paid more for storage, processor power, materials, even colors, but will they pay more for iPhone 8 features?
July 10, 2017
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iPhone 8 prototype images surface on Twitter, but it's most probably a fake or an old prototype
The iPhone is one of the devices that spark the most rumours, attract the most attention and always enjoy spectacular interest from leakers and tipsters, prior to their launch every year. However, this year is even more special for Apple fans and tech guys from around the globe, as iPhone turns 10 years of age, since it was unveiled in 2007 for the first time.
June 30, 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 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know
When is iPhone 8 being released? What will the specs be? Will it have special features? Here's everything we know!
June 9, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Facial recognition could replace the Touch ID's fingerprint sensor
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Frickin laser beams in the frickin camera?!
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone right here.
July 13, 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: New evidence points to wireless charging and waterproof specs really happening
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 14, 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 rumors: Wireless charging may be delayed and get ready to shell out big bucks
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone right here.
July 3, 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's AR reportedly powered by frickin' laser beams
The next iPhone might get a 3D laser system on the back, according to one report.
July 13, 2017
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iPhone 8's embedded Touch ID may still be causing headaches
An uncertain future for the upcoming iPhone's fingerprint sensor may result in delayed shipments, according to industry analysts.
June 21, 2017
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iPhone camera apps: 4 apps that take full advantage of iOS 10 and a photographers' eye
The iPhone has a pretty powerful camera for a smartphone, and the iOS Camera app works well for most people. But if you're a serious photographer and want more camera controls, you need to use a third-party camera app.
July 5, 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 face recognition camera looks pretty damn likely
If it comes to the iPhone 8, here are six cool things it could do -- according to Apple.
July 6, 2017
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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 melts in sun, says customer
Commentary: In the UK, a woman leaves her iPhone 6S out in direct sunlight. It is, according to a repair man, a complete write-off.
June 19, 2017
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iPhone Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
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iPhone SE takes top spot in large US customer satisfaction survey, indicating demand for compact phones
It looks like there's still a lot of smartphone users who prefer one-handed use over large screens, as the compact iPhone SE ousted all other smartphones in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey.
May 23, 2017
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iPhone versus Android: Which is better for you?
Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.
July 27, 2017
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iPhones allegedly stolen from a moving truck by crafty thieves
Last month, a Samsung worker was reported to have stolen $700,000 worth of smartphones directly from the company and a woman was caught smuggling 102 iPhones into China, but what we have now is a movie-style heist involving iPhones, a moving truck, and thieves in a van.
July 31, 2017
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iPhones of Future Past: Understanding iPhone 8
In addition to selling more iPhones, Apple can also sell more of an iPhone. The company can bring tomorrow's iPhone to customers today, for a price.
July 18, 2017
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iPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec
Commentary: Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google+, criticizes his old employers and says Android's camera tech is "a few years behind."
July 31, 2017
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IPVanish VPN review: A rich set of features that also caters to novice users
IPVanish has everything you love about a VPN, including a lack of user logs, a long list of servers, and features for advanced users.
July 17, 2017
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Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?
Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from Facebook, Snapchat, Wechat and more.
July 14, 2017
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Is Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, well, essential?
The father of Android has his own new take on the phone. But is it enough to make you reconsider the age-old question: iPhone or Galaxy S?
May 30, 2017
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Is another Windows phone reboot really a good thing?
We recently broke the exclusive news that Microsoft is looking to reboot Windows on phones yet again, with CShell and Windows 10.
June 7, 2017
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Is "I forget' a valid defense when court orders demand a smartphone password?
The answer seems to be yes and no. But one suspect on Tuesday gets 180 days jail.
May 29, 2017
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Is It Really Time for Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone?
Wireless charging has struggled for years to gain ground in consumer electronics. For one hot second, it looked like the option would be available in every smartphone, then manufacturers started to bail out, then it started to come back. And now, we have the biggest confirmation yet that Apple is jumping into the game. Has the time finally come?
June 14, 2017
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Is Microsoft strangling Windows phone to prepare for the concept of Surface 'phone'?
Many may have read the title as "Is Microsoft killing Windows phone?", concluded that the answer is, "yes" and jumped to the comments to express their anger, snark or dismay. But that wasn't the question.
July 14, 2017
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Is OnePlus teasing multiple color variants for the OnePlus 5?
Ever since OnePlus confirmed the name of its next flagship smartphone - OnePlus 5 - the company slowly started sharing some details about the device. That's how we know that the OnePlus 5 will be released sometime this summer, coming with a camera developed in collaboration with DxO, and likely featuring a 3.5mm headset jack positioned at the top of the handset.
May 22, 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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Is Windows 10 on ARM really the savior Windows phone fans are hoping for?
At Windows Central, we've covered the rise and fall of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile closely over the years. Microsoft's mobile OS is clearly in a bad place these days, but the idea of full Windows 10 on ARM seems like something to be optimistic about. Is it though?
July 31, 2017
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Is your iPhone or iPad ready for AR?
Here's the full list of devices that support Apple's ARKit augmented reality platform.
June 6, 2017
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It's Adventure Time for Minecraft Pocket Edition players!
Minecraft players rejoice! Mojang has just announced that the highly-anticipated Adventure Time mash-up pack for Minecraft Pocket Edition is available for download earlier than expected.
July 6, 2017
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It's not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun
After weeks of railing against pundits proclaiming a phone that has not been released or even seen is a flop, the Macalope is not going to turn around and say it's a guaranteed success.
July 27, 2017
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It's now possible to get the Google Now pane swipe on Jellybean and KitKat with a workaround
A couple of weeks ago, we posted about how it is finally possible to get the Google Now pane swipe onto your Nougat and Marshmallow devices using the 'Nova Google Companion' app in combination with the Nova Launcher, which is now also possible with phones still running Lollipop.
June 30, 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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It's the small things: Android O to score an animated clock icon
Ever heard of Chris Lacy? If you've ever used popular Android launcher Action Launcher, then you likely know that Chris Lacy is the sole developer of the app and is doing an excellent job at keeping its creation up-to-date with the latest software developments of Android. But Action Launcher is not what we're going to talk about today.
June 26, 2017
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It's your last chance to get a OnePlus 3T
There is no denying that the OnePlus 3T is still a very good high-end smartphone. But, since it will soon be replaced by the OnePlus 5, which rocks some amazing hardware and, hopefully, just as an attractive price tag as before, the current flagship killer will not be available for much longer.
May 26, 2017
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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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iWork apps add new shapes, collaboration improvements, and more on iOS and Mac
Apple has released a set of updates for its iWork suite of productivity apps, adding professionally-drawn shapes, enhancements for collaboration, and improvements to the stock and currency functions of the apps.
June 13, 2017
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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 announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the "Full Active" LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides.
June 19, 2017
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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: We love Windows phones, that's why we bring its features to iOS and Android
In the latest Fast Ring build for Windows 10 -- Build 16251 -- Microsoft introduced the first in a new set of features that rely on users linking their phone with their PC; for now, this link allows users to send whatever webpage they are browsing on their phone over to their PC.
July 27, 2017
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Judy malware could affect over 36 million Android devices
Millions of Android devices could have been affected by a new auto-clicking adware program found in apps developed by a Korean company.
May 30, 2017
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Judy, Judy, Judy; Malware affects as many as 36.5 million Android devices
Last week, researchers at Check Point discovered malware called "Judy" that could have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. The auto-clicking adware generates large numbers of fraudulent clicks on ads, resulting in large sums being paid to the hackers behind the operation.
May 29, 2017
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June Android security update rolls out to Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note 4 and Note Edge
Google released its latest monthly Android security update just over two weeks ago, making it immediately available for its supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Google's hardware partners are continuing to bring that update to their own devices, including Samsung, which is now rolling out the new patches to four of its handsets.
June 21, 2017
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June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.
June 21, 2017
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June security update coming to Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra
Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively.
July 7, 2017
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K'ablekey review: Versatile iPhone flash drive doubles as Lightning charge cable
A unique flash drive that allows iPhone owners to free up space on their smartphone by backing up videos, photos, music, or documents and even charge a device while on the go.
May 23, 2017
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KA-SHING! Three's daddy Hutchison flogs telecom unit for £1.4bn
Hong Kong's richest man just got a bit richer
July 31, 2017
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Kado is a wall charger that's thinner than your phone
I like to keep a charger in my bag, one of several "just-in-case" things I tend to carry around with me everywhere. Who knows when you might need to recharge your phone? (Then again, I also travel with a couple power banks, so it's possible the wall charger is a bit overkill.)
July 5, 2017
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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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Kantar: iOS, Android post strong numbers in Urban China
The smartphone market has matured with most of the developed countries saturated. This has led to an avid push by both Google and Apple to push their respective Operating Systems in developing countries such as India and China. While Apple is allegedly planning to start manufacturing in India, Chinese OEMs are already ruling the market for Android in the subcontinent.
June 15, 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 your KEYone protected with a Tempered Glass Screen Protector
How can you best keep your KEYone's screen protected?
June 29, 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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Kik jumps on the cryptocurrency bandwagon in a bid to copy Chinese messaging apps
You may know Kik as the WhatsApp alternative cool kids use to sext each other, but its executives seem to want to turn it into something a bit different. Once accused of being a clone of BlackBerry's BBM, Kik now seems to be turning its gaze eastward, where messaging services, such as Chinese giant Tencent's QQ and WeChat have a variety of other uses, including peer-to-peer payments.
June 21, 2017
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Kodak EKTRA 'camera first' smartphone now available in US
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. The Android smartphone, which was first announced in October 2016, features a 21MP camera and a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras. The handset has been available to purchase in Europe for a handful of months, and now US consumers can buy the model unlocked with support for GSM mobile networks for $399.99 USD.
May 23, 2017
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Konami brings PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer to Android and iOS devices
KONAMI has just unleashed yet another title in the PES franchise, which should appease to all football fans who can't have enough of their favorite sport.
May 24, 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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Kuo: LG is going to make OLED screens for Apple's 2018 iPhones
Industry sources have been tipping that Apple might move to OLED for good, and is looking to diversify with LG as a supply alternative to Samsung, fronting it no less than $2.7 billion as an advance payment for securing a production line dedicated entirely to iPhone displays, starting in 2019.
July 31, 2017
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Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied
The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited.
June 9, 2017
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Last week in tech: Amazon's massive drone delivery hub may be coming to your city (in the distant future)
Plus: Free vintage Sega games and the latest from the wild world of cryptocurrency.
June 26, 2017
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LastPass launching revamped family service with intuitive group features
Keep everything locked tight from the public but freely shareable in your family.
July 18, 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 Google Pixel XL 2 leak hints at AOD, new display profiles, and much more
New Pixel XL 2 leak details software-based features.
July 14, 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 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 OnePlus 3 and 3T Open Beta preps OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5
The latest builds for the OxygenOS Open Beta program primarily offers bug fixes, update to OnePlus Community App.
June 16, 2017
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Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T is all about bug fixes
One would think that having an important announcement such as the launch of a flagship smartphone in just a few days, will prevent OnePlus from focusing on any other activities that will consume resource of any kind.
June 16, 2017
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Latest render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals embedded fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras
A Twitter user with the handle @PoyocoTech, has sent out a tweet with a render that he claims is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As you can see, the phablet borrows the design from the Infinity Display used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
June 6, 2017
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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 Samsung Flow update allows you to unlock your Windows 10 PC using a Samsung smartphone
Back in February, Samsung unveiled an updated version of Samsung Flow for Windows 10 PCs and phones, which allowed users to sync notification and files between their PCs and smartphones, along with unlocking their PCs using their Samsung smartphone. Back then, these features were only reserved for Samsung PCs only and a lot of people were disappointed by this.
June 28, 2017
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Latest Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leak reveals interesting design and color variations
Samsung has been producing some really appealing mid-range phones as of late, with the company's 2017 A-series handsets providing excellent value for their price.
May 22, 2017
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Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reportedly show off the front of the phablet
We have seen various leaks showing both the back and the front of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a tech tipster has posted on his Twitter page images that allegedly show the front of the eagerly anticipated phablet. Unlike most of the previous leaks, these images don't have a case getting in the way.
July 14, 2017
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Latest 'Shot on iPhone' commercial puts focus on iPhone video capabilities
After previously mostly concentrating on still imagery Apple's latest iPhone commercial showcases the iPhone's video mode by combining several clips that were shot by iPhone owners. There are nature scenes, including beaches, mountains, animals, insects, and ice floes, but also some scenes that feature human subjects.
June 8, 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 Windows 10 insider build lets you link your Android to your PC
Linked phones can send web pages to a PC, and more features are coming.
July 26, 2017
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Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS
A leak spotted on the eve of Apple's WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone.
June 5, 2017
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Leaked images offer first look at upcoming all-metal Moto G5S
Android Authority has gotten hold of these images of the upcoming Moto G5S, allegedly obtained from a trusted source with knowledge of Lenovo's plans. The smartphone is shown in grey, gold, and blue color options. From a design perspective, the only differentiation between the Moto G5S and the Moto G5 or G5 Plus is the full metal body, whereas the aforementioned models have aluminum back plates and plastic sides.
May 22, 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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Leaks suggest there is no Nokia 9, but a Nokia 8 that may feature Iris recognition
After it unveiled Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at MWC this year, HMD Global struggled to make the phones available in most countries. The smartphones were expected to hit the shelves in more regions in the second part of Q2, according to HMD's tweet at the end of May, but they didn't, and we know the company is now in the process of fulfilling its word -- better later than never, right?
July 6, 2017
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Learn a new language on your phone
Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.
May 31, 2017
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LeEco facing continued cash shortage amidst market expansion, business turbulence
Over-extending at a time of lowered sales and under-performing units is a bad combination.
June 28, 2017
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Leica Chairman Andreas Kaufmann says he wants a 'true Leica phone'
Last year, Leica teamed with Chinese company Huawei to co-engineer the dual-lens camera found on the back of the Huawei P9 smartphone. That may be just the start of Leica's phone dabbling, though, based on comments made by company Chairman Andreas Kaufmann in a recent interview with CNBC's 'Managing Asia.'
July 25, 2017
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Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone
By way of its strategic partnership with Huawei, Leica is already involved in the development of smartphone camera technology. However, it appears chairman of the supervisory board Andreas Kaufmann can imagine the German manufacturer taking things one step further and making its own camera phone.
July 28, 2017
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Lenovo announces a 360-degree camera Moto Mod
Lenovo has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z line of devices. The new camera Mod allows users to take 360-degree videos and images using their smartphones.
July 3, 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 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 Moto X4 leaks, features dual rear cameras and water resistance
We got the first sign that Lenovo was planning a new entry to the Moto X line, in November of last year. Since then, leaks and renders of the device, often referred to as Moto X 2017, have continued to surface. Purported specs of the device were also leaked recently, but according to serial leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks), many of those speculations were wrong.
July 5, 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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Lenovo Yoga 720 13 Review: Portable but Powerful
Lenovo helped popularize the convertible 2-in-1 with its Yoga line of PCs that are flexible enough to be both tablets and laptops. The latest entry in this series is the Yoga 720, which has a 13.3-inch screen and can be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD. It includes a fingerprint scanner and two USB-C ports. This Lenovo model starts at $859.99.
June 5, 2017
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Lenovo's Moto X Play is receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the latest security patches
While the Moto X Play was announced nearly two years ago and shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Lenovo isn't done supporting it with major feature updates. The company is pushing out new software today, which includes Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
June 2, 2017
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Lens a dish, get a meal: Pinterest lets users scan food for recipe info
Imagine if it were possible to scan the dinner you're eating at a restaurant and get all the ingredients: well with Pinterest, you can!
May 23, 2017
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Lenses a'plenty: Breaking down which mobile lenses work best for what you're shooting!
These mobile lenses are the best for shooting food, portraiture, landscapes, great times out with pals, and so much more!
May 24, 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 announces G6+ with 128 GB storage, new colors and features for the G6
The LG G6+ differs from the original flagship model with its 128 GB of internal flash storage, and with a wireless charging feature ("in some countries"), which was previously available only in the US version of the smartphone, equipped with 64 GB storage. The new LG G6+ also comes with high quality earphones from B&O PLAY.
June 19, 2017
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LG brings its bezel-less display to the smaller and more affordable Q6
LG is bringing its impressive bezel-less smartphone display to a new mid-range Q6 handset. It's not the G6 mini that has been rumored, but the new Q6 has a similar display to the G6, with an 18:9 aspect ratio on a 5.5-inch panel with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. The Q6's display is smaller in size and resolution than the G6, and that makes the overall device smaller and dominated by the screen thanks to the small bezels.
July 11, 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 debuts its rugged 'X venture' Android 7.0 handset with an IP68 rating and 4100mAh battery
If you're looking for a rugged alternative to your everyday handset, the LG X venture might be a great option if you are using AT&T service.
May 22, 2017
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LG disappointed by sales of flagship smartphone
"Weaker than expected premium smartphone sales" put a damper on LG's earnings.
July 27, 2017
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LG Display to spend $3.5 billion on new OLED plant, plans to reach 50% of Samsung production
Producing OLED panels for smartphones has turned into an extremely profitable business in 2017. Samsung Display is the current undisputed leader in this segment, dominating the mobile OLED market with a gigantic 95 percent share, but its main South Korean rival LG Display also has some serious intentions to get in on the action.
May 30, 2017
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LG files to trademark LG G6 Alpha and LG G6 Prime in Europe
It would seem that LG is not done producing different variants of its LG G6 flagship model, especially in Europe. On the continent, the company filed to trademark a couple of names that give us clues about its future intentions. The LG G6 Alpha and the LG G6 Prime were both listed on the application submitted by LG.
June 30, 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 mini to be called LG Q6?
According to a tweet from tipster Evan Blass, the name of the upcoming mini version of the LG G6 will be the LG Q6. We first heard about this variant of the latest LG flagship back in April. Speculation calls for a 5.4-inch screen with a screen-to-body ratio just under 80%. The aspect ratio will remain at 18:9. Blass says that the phone will offer 3GB of RAM and will sport a single 13MP camera on back.
June 30, 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 G6 now comes with 1 extra year of warranty for free (US only)
LG today announced an "LG G6 Second Year Promise" program, which extends the G6's limited warranty from 1 year to 2 years. The program is available only in the US, includes all G6 smartphones purchased from any mobile carrier or authorized retailer, and requires registration on LG's official website.
June 15, 2017
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LG G6 Quick Cover flip case review
Gravity -- it is a funny thing, isn't it? While it's great at making life possible and keeping the universe together, it is also known for its ability to turn smartphone screens into sea salt. Thankfully, there's a protective case for pretty much every smartphone in existence, and today we're taking a look at the official Quick Cover case for the LG G6.
June 26, 2017
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LG G6 Review: Good Enough
Three significant features make the LG G6, this year's flagship smartphone from South Korea's second largest tech company, stand out from all of its predecessors. Above all, we have its 5.7-inch QHD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, the dual rear-facing camera with two 13-mega pixel lenses featuring different focal lengths and a glass finish with an aluminum frame which has an exceptionally slim bezel thanks to the previously mentioned screen.
May 31, 2017
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LG G6 scores 84 points in DxOMark testing, lags slightly behind closest rivals
DxOMark has published its image quality test results for LG's current flagship smartphone, the LG G6. The G6 comes with a dual-camera setup that features two 13MP image sensors. In the main camera the sensor is coupled to an F1.8 image-stabilized lens. The secondary super-wide-angle camera comes with a slower F2.4 aperture and has to make do without optical image stabilization. In video mode the G6 can record up to 2160p/30fps footage.
July 10, 2017
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LG G6 users can now unlock the bootloader
LG started giving users of select devices the ability to unlock the bootloader a few years ago, and the tradition continues with its latest flagship Android smartphone, the G6.
June 1, 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 bringing a cheap phone with a huge battery to Xfinity Mobile
Comcast's new phone service, Xfinity Mobile, has an astonishingly minimal phone lineup. There are a few iPhone models, a couple Samsung Galaxy handsets, and a $132 LG phone from 2016, the LG X power. Well, now LG has something new to offer: the LG X Charge, which beats the X Power's 4,100mAh battery with a 4,500mAh monster.
June 29, 2017
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LG is releasing a mobile payment app, and you'll never guess the name
Get ready for LG Pay, at least if you live in South Korea.
June 2, 2017
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LG launches G6+ with wireless charging and improved G6 software
If you liked the performance of the LG G6 dual-camera in our review but still weren't quite convinced by LG's 2017 flagship, maybe the G6+ -- announced today -- will win you over.
June 19, 2017
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LG launches the X Venture, an affordable active smartphone
Bear Gryll-types and the accident prone: if the Galaxy Active is too much for you, LG's offering a cheaper alternative.
May 22, 2017
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LG might be working on a mini G6
LG released its newest flagship, the G6, in April this year. Now, it seems the company might be considering, or at least considered at one point, releasing a mini version of that device. TechnoBuffalo reports that its team viewed an internal document that depicts a 5.4-inch device with an 18:9 aspect ratio. That's the same unique ratio LG introduced with the G6.
June 30, 2017
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LG Mobile had a "challenging" second quarter, weak flagship sales to blame
Have you noticed how the LG G6 seems to be on sale pretty much constantly? As of writing, it can be bought for under $500 from Best Buy, Amazon and B&H, while its suggested retail price is a solid $200 more. And we've seen much deeper discounts in the past, too so what gives? Sure, we doubt any customer will be complaining for a good savings, but when a company keeps their flagship at a near-constant 25 percent off , it sure doesn't inspire much confidence in its market performance.
July 27, 2017
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LG named as possible manufacturer of Google Pixel successor code-named "Taimen"
New info regarding Google's 2017 smartphone lineup surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the company may have scrapped its previous plans to release a direct successor to last year's Pixel XL. For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel lineup -- successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a third, larger device.
June 13, 2017
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LG Phoenix 2 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T
The LG Phoenix 2, also known as the LG K8, made its debut at AT&T exactly one year ago. It was one of the many mid-range smartphones shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, as Google was still working on making Nougat official.
May 23, 2017
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LG Q6 and Q6+ prices might have just been revealed
LG recently announced the first models of its new mid-range series - the Q6α, Q6, and Q6+. Perhaps the most notable feature of the trio is the fact that it comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display that sports an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen of the tree handsets is surrounded by really slim bezels, much like the current G6 flagship.
July 11, 2017
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LG releases new videos to show off the design and FullVision display of the LG Q6
Earlier this morning, we told you that LG had officially unveiled the LG Q6. Three variants of the device were introduced with the difference between them being screen resolution, the amount of RAM, native storage, and the color options. Pricing, when officially released, will also vary among the different versions.
July 11, 2017
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LG says its flagship G6 smartphone isn't selling as well as expected
LG's mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn't sold as well as expected.
July 27, 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 to release a G6 Plus and G6 Pro by the end of June, report claims
It's been just a couple of months after the launch of the LG G6, but the company is already looking forward to launching a successor. Well, kind of -- a report from Korean-language publication etnews claims LG is planning to release two new 'derivative' devices under the G6 name: G6 Plus and G6 Pro.
June 1, 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 appears on Geekbench?
The LGE LG-H932PR was discovered today on the Geekbench benchmark app. This could be the LG V30 getting sized up. We come to that conclusion because of the Snapdragon 835 SoC listed as powering the device. The latter is equipped with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU. The LG Q6 is out of contention because that phone is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset. Android 7.1.2 is pre-installed.
July 18, 2017
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LG V30 could be awesome for low-light photography
Smartphone cameras may have come a long way, but one of their greatest shortcomings is yet to be adequately addressed -- their poor low-light performance.
July 31, 2017
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LG V30 likely launching next month at IFA 2017
The latest phone in LG's premium V-series is expected to be announced in August in Berlin.
July 12, 2017
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LG V30 midframe leak tips a wireless charging coil, might mean a sealed battery
The LG V30 is coming down the pipe in all of its OLED glory, and an alleged spy shot of its midframe appears to indicate that a wireless charging coil will be present, too. Not that it comes as a huge surprise these days, considering that the competition is increasingly shipping with the cable-less charging technology, but it's nice to know LG will be on board as well.
June 30, 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 price and release date: Here's everything we know so far
With the hype surrounding the almost bezel-less G6 abating, LG is gearing up to launch its second flagship for the year -- the LG V30. In keeping with V-series traditions of years past, the V30 is expected to be powered by a top-of-the-line processor, to cater to audiophiles with a high-end DAC built in, and to continue and evolve the ticker screen concept that started with the V10 in 2015.
July 17, 2017
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LG V30 schematic leaks: Dual rear camera remains a staple, but no sign of a secondary display
With the LG V30 slated for an August 30 announcement, it's only natural for more and more leaks and rumors to start popping out. The latest one is what's claimed to be an excerpt from the phone's manual and gives us a rather nondescript look at LG's soon-to-come handset.
July 31, 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 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' will support Google's Daydream VR: One big, important clue
For starters, LG's next flagship will probably use an OLED screen.
May 18, 2017
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LG will compete with Samsung in the production of OLEDs for phones
LG will be making the change from LCD to having OLED screens for their phones starting with the release of the V30 this September.
May 18, 2017
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LG will not ship its future flagship with an outdated processor anymore
When it comes to Android flagships, specs matter. Consumers love to compare the processors, displays, RAM, storage and other important features when assessing the platform's high-end devices, which is why manufacturers cannot afford to fall behind their competitors.
May 30, 2017
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LG X Charge Android smartphone with 4500mAh battery available on Xfinity Mobile
Comcast's Xfinity cable service is used by many people in America. Not only does it offer television, home telephone, and internet, but cellular service too -- Xfinity Mobile. No, Comcast hasn't rolled out its own network, it is using Verizon's towers plus its own Wi-Fi hotspots to create a comprehensive nationwide offering.
June 30, 2017
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LG X Charge with 4500mAh battery lands on Comcast's new cellular service
LG X Power2 comes to North America as the X Charge.
June 30, 2017
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LG X Venture is a rugged phone that won't bruise your wallet
The LG X Venture boasts a water- and dust-resistant body, and LG says it passed 14 durability tests designed for the US military. The phone also comes with a special app called Outdoor Essentials, which ties together a barometer, compass, activity counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight in one place.
May 22, 2017
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LG X venture is an affordable and rugged Android smartphone that is exclusive to AT&T
LG makes absolutely wonderful Android smartphones, with the G6 and V20 being two of my recent favorites. Both of the those flagships offer quality experiences, although they can be a bit pricey.
May 22, 2017
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LG's Exalt LTE is Verizon's first LTE-only flip phone
LG is giving the flip phone an upgrade.
June 16, 2017
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LG's flagship G6 smartphone isn't doing so hot
Losing ground to Samsung, Apple and others, the electronics company's mobile business has a "challenging" second quarter.
July 27, 2017
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LG's mobile payments platform is coming to more devices and countries in the future
LG Electronics is planning a big expansion of its mobile payments platform. LG Pay, which was introduced exclusively in South Korea last month, works in a similar manner to Samsung Pay. It uses Wireless Magnetic Communication Technology to enable LG phones to work with credit card terminals, with payments being made by simply tapping a compatible device against a payment terminal.
July 5, 2017
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LG's mobile unit sees a sales decline in Q2 2017 as demand for the G6 wanes
LG's overall profit margins take a hit as mobile unit posts a $117 million loss.
July 27, 2017
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LG's new G6+ flagship takes it up a notch with more storage and two new features
Just a couple of months after releasing the G6, LG today announces a new version of its flagship smartphone. It's called the G6+, and, as its name suggests, it is a (slightly) beefed-up version of the device it is based on, which is one of the best smartphones introduced this year.
June 19, 2017
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LG's new Q8 might be a better buy than the G6
If you ignore its G and V series, LG makes some rather boring smartphones. Its new Q8 is an exception though. It may not have a premium design, like a high-end device does, but it is really close to flagship territory in terms of specs. In fact, it's nearly on the same level as its bigger brother, the G6.
July 24, 2017
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LG's Q2 profits lower than expected, struggling mobile division to blame
LG Electronics has announced its operating profit estimates for the second quarter of 2017. Judging by the reported preliminary April-June profit of 664 billion won ($574.49 million), it is estimated that the tech giant will record a year-over-year increase of about 14%.
July 7, 2017
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LG's Second Year Promise gives the G6 an extra year of warranty
LG is making a big move to win customer loyalty.
June 15, 2017
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LG's smaller G6 to be dubbed the Q6, will arrive with a single 13MP camera and 3GB RAM
It was only last week that LG debuted its sibling handset for its G-series, the G6+. Although it did not offer many differences in a majority of its specifications, it did deliver a RAM upgrade from 4GB to 6GB and upped the storage to 128GB. If the G6 or G6+ isn't quite to your liking due to its size, you'll be happy to know that the firm is also working on a mini version of the G6, that will apparently be dubbed the 'Q6'.
June 30, 2017
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Lifeproof NUUD and FRE for iPhone 7 Plus review: Two waterproof cases, but only one was build to last
One good case out of two ain't bad.
June 28, 2017
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Light Catcher: Honor 9 to come with superior dual-camera setup and latest Kirin chipset
Honor 9, one of the most anticipated premium mid-range handsets for 2017, has been certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. Three different variants of the phone broke cover today - STF-AL00, STF-TL10, and STF-AL10. The new listings come along with detailed spec sheets and pictures, which gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect before the device breaks cover next month.
May 26, 2017
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Like Tensor for humans: Apple reportedly working on AI cores
Google has Tensor cores. Could Apple soon have AI cores of its own?
May 26, 2017
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LinkedIn mobile app receives mildly disappointing update -- if you can even get it
The LinkedIn app for Windows phone has received an update, but it's a pretty mixed bag, to say the least. The update does indeed make the app look better than before, but it seems to be simply a web wrapper.
June 16, 2017
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Lipizzan malware for Android could spy on users and steal their data
Security researchers over at Google have recently discovered a new type of Android spyware dubbed 'Lipizzan,' which the company believes is linked to Equus Technologies, a cyber arms firm.
July 27, 2017
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LiquidSky lets you play AAA console titles straight on your Android phone -- now in open beta!
LiquidSky is an interesting new service. Basically, it's catered towards those who don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a gaming rig but would like to enjoy the newest AAA titles on their... less than ideal PC. So, LiquidSky gives you access to the gaming supercomputers in their cloud for a fee. All you need is a fast and stable Internet connection and while the service isn't perfect yet, users are reporting that it can be an enjoyable experience as long as you're not playing competitive multiplayer titles, of course.
July 11, 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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Logicos is a challenging Windows 10 puzzle game that can drive you batty
Logicos is a puzzle game for Windows 10 that tests your skills at deduction, observation and twisted logic. It's a challenging title, though the answers are often in plain sight.
June 6, 2017
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Logitech POP: How a button changed the way I interact with my smart home
The HomeKit-enabled Logitech POP Smart Button puts smart home control at your fingertips.
May 29, 2017
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London phone booths to feature Wi-Fi, charging station and access to local services
BT is going to replace payphone kiosks in London with a replacement that it says can be "the phone boxes of the future."
June 28, 2017
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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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Lumia 960: More images emerge of Microsoft's cancelled Windows 10 Mobile flagship
Last month, images emerged of an unreleased Microsoft handset with aluminum bodywork. Today, more photos of the prototype flagship have surfaced, showing off its sleek design, and a peek under the hood.
June 27, 2017
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Lumia Camera UI could come to Nokia Android phones, as HMD Global gets patent from Microsoft
The radial controls of the advanced camera UI on the Lumia Windows phones quickly became one of the most touted benefits of the Windows phone ecosystem, after being rebranded from Nokia Camera. Up until now this interface has been restricted to Windows users. However, a new patent transfer has created hope that we will see this innovative UI in Android phones soon. While it is likely to appear on a Nokia phone again, it is as yet unclear whether it will bear the "Nokia Camera" moniker.
July 28, 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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Luxury phone maker Vertu is reportedly skimping on employees' salaries, pensions
UK-based Vertu is a company famous--or perhaps infamous--for selling outrageously expensive phones to wealthy customers. Its devices are made with luxurious materials such as alligator leather, Swarovski crystals and gold, all designed to make your average person's 'high-end' phone look like kid's toy. But its business model doesn't seem to have been working out that well lately, as its production line has reportedly been running at low capacity and its workers haven't been paid their salaries in time.
June 29, 2017
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Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation
But the businessman who owns the Vertu brand says he plans to resurrect the company
July 13, 2017
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Luxury smartphone maker Vertu said to be struggling, as staff wages reportedly go unpaid
Vertu has always been a bit of an oddball in the mobile market. Once owned by Nokia, the manufacturer of gaudy handsets with eye-watering price tags was acquired by a private equity firm in 2012, and was sold again to a Chinese investment firm in 2015, before it was bought by Turkish exile Hakan Uzan in March 2017.
June 29, 2017
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Luxury smartphones are a terrible idea and Vertu's problems confirm it
When I dream of being rich, the one thing that I never imagine buying is a luxury smartphone. It just doesn't make sense to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a device that, realistically speaking, isn't better than an iPhone or Galaxy S flagship. I have not conducted a scientific study to back this up, but I suspect that people who are actually wealthy would agree.
June 29, 2017
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Macotakara: Apple's OLED iPhone 8 not a sure thing yet, release date may be later than September
Uh oh, despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from reputable analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, and without a home key in the fall, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara begs to differ. we will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the "iPhone Edition" will be released later than thought, and has not been finalized yet.
March 8, 2017
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Macworld's June Digital Edition: Take Better iPhone Videos
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.
June 1, 2017
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Magikarp Jump: Everything you need to know
The Pokemon Company has released a casual Pokemon game centered around Magikarp; here's everything you need to know!
June 1, 2017
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Make it stop! CrackBerry Kevin busts a Galaxy S8 on the way to KEYone durability redemption
The BlackBerry KEYone is stronger than you think.
June 14, 2017
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Malware-infected apps keep making their way to the Google Play Store
Judging by recent headlines, the Google Play Store seems to be becoming an increasingly common source of malware-infected apps. The precise reasons for this aren't clear, but it's most probably a combination of Google's inability to keep up with hackers' latest tactics, as well as security researchers' relatively recent mainstream interest into the Android OS. But whatever the reason, the facts are that we're constantly hearing of yet another Play Store purge of apps that have amassed thousands of downloads, putting their users to risk.
June 21, 2017
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Marriott is retiring its app for Windows phone, PC
If you rely on the Marriott International app on your Windows phone or PC, you'll want to find an alternate way to your hotel rooms soon. Marriott has started alerting users of the app's impending retirement, though there's no exact date given.
May 22, 2017
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Manual for Samsung's Android powered flip phone (SM-G9298) leaks indicating an imminent launch
In China today the manual for the SM-G9298 leaked. This is an Android powered smart "flip" phone that was recently certified in China by the TENAA regulatory agency. There are a pair of 4.2-inch displays, each one carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 821 chipset featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage.
July 7, 2017
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Master Gmail for Android with these tips and tricks
Gmail remains the productivity king, and there are plenty of tools offered to you on Android for bringing that unruly inbox under control.
May 30, 2017
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May we never find a perfect smartphone
The iPhone's 10th anniversary this past week has put me in a contemplative mood. I've been thinking about smartphones in general, and about my perpetual quest to find the one that checks all of my boxes.
July 5, 2017
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Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone
About 3 months ago, Maze -- a new smartphone manufacturer -- teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn't have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.
June 15, 2017
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Maze Blade 4G is a superb affordable smartphone [Review]
There was a time, not so long ago, when all you could get for £100 was a feature phone or one based on an antiquated operating system.
June 2, 2017
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Meet Astro, an email client for Android with artificial intelligence baked in
If you're into the idea of using Alexa and Slack to answer your email, you might be interested in this little app.
June 16, 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 cell phone that needs no battery to make calls
Ever since Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called the rivals from Bell Labs on April 3, 1973 to tell them he is speaking via the first mobile handset, those puppies have had one thing in common - the need to be powered by a battery pack. The first cell phone weighed about three pounds, and gave you just 30 minutes of talk time for roughly 10 hours needed to arrive at a full charge.
June 29, 2017
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Meet the first Lightning-powered speaker for iPhones
You may have missed it but Pioneer recently started shipping in-ear noise-cancelling headphones that connect to an iOS device with a Lightning cable. The concept behind the Rayz and Rayz Plus isn't a new one, but Pioneer's Lighting-powered speaker, the Rayz Rally, is being billed as the first of its kind.
June 19, 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 LG G6+ in LG's first official video for the supercharged version of its flagship
Just a few weeks ago, LG unveiled a supercharged version of its G6 flagship, dubbed the G6+, which doesn't skimp on extra features. Unlike the regular G6, which either lacked wireless charging or a Hi-Fi DAC depending on the region where you bought it, the G6+ features both of these in one and the same device.
July 5, 2017
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Meizu M5c is an affordable and likeable new 5" phone that promises good battery life
Meizu is not exactly a household name in the United States or Europe, but this Chinese phone maker offers some phones that feature great value for the money, and it has just announced its latest such device, the Meizu M5c.
May 23, 2017
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Meizu Pro 7 Plus comes with dual-cam and dual-screens
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has released its latest flagship smartphone and the Pro 7 Plus is quite a remarkable device in a number of ways. Like most recent high-end devices it comes with a dual-camera on the back. However it also offers a secondary AMOLED display on the back as a standout-feature. It can be used for music playback, date and weather-related information, or as viewfinder when taking selfies with the rear cameras.
July 27, 2017
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Meizu Pro 7 Plus gets pictured next to the regular Meizu Pro 7, rumored prices revealed
It looks like the dual-screened Meizu Pro 7 will have some jumbo-sized company when it launches. Among the new images leaking almost every day is one depicting a purported Meizu Pro 7 Plus next to the normal-sized handset. As expected, the Pro 7 Plus also has that much-talked-about secondary screen on its back panel.
July 14, 2017
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Meizu Pro 7 specs seemingly confirmed by leaked leaflet
Meizu's upcoming flagship smartphone is less than 24 hours away, but we already know quite a bit about the Pro 7 and the more powerful Pro 7 Plus.
July 25, 2017
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Memo to IT: You do know that a mobile phone is still a phone, right?
While other retailers hide their phone number, Zappos encourages its shoppers to call. There are good reasons to remember that a mobile device is still primarily a phone.
June 26, 2017
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Messaging versus Email and Voicemail: Here's What You Need to Know
There are so many marketing and customer communication channels available today, it's hard to know where to turn.
July 27, 2017
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Metro 2033 Wars, revisiting the post-apocalyptic Windows 10 Mobile strategy game
Metro 2033 Wars is a post-apocalyptic strategy game for Windows 10 where you lead a rag-tag group of survivors through the metro systems to defeat rival factions, form alliances and build a community.
May 29, 2017
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MetroPCS discounts new lines and offers free phones
It's offering markdowns and freebies for anyone switching to the prepaid service.
July 11, 2017
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Mexican government accused of illegal phone hacking of citizens
Investigation reveals targeting of journalists and activists
June 19, 2017
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Microsoft abandons most Windows smartphone users
Windows Phone 8.1 may seem like a distant memory in the mobile space, being released three years ago, but it remains very much relevant for many Windows smartphone users. Nearly three in four Windows smartphones run this version of the tiled operating system, despite the fact that Microsoft replaced it with Windows 10 Mobile over a year ago.
July 10, 2017
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Microsoft adds ability to add, edit contacts in Outlook on iOS
Microsoft finally is adding the ability to add and edit contacts from its Outlook on iOS application. Android Outlook users will get the same functionality 'soon.'
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date
Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast
July 7, 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 Authenticator for Android adds fingerprint support
Microsoft updates its Authenticator application for Android today, bringing the version number to 6.1.7. The updated app adds fingerprint support, and it doesn't list anything else in the changelog.
May 24, 2017
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Microsoft brings the "next generation of Skype" to iPhones
At the beginning of this month, Microsoft unveiled the "next generation of Skype". The company said that it had "rebuilt Skype from the ground up", adding more features, including color customizations, Snapchat-style 'Highlights', new add-ins, and more bots.
June 27, 2017
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Microsoft closes down Word Flow for iOS, encourages users to get SwiftKey instead
Word Flow keyboard app for iOS was a product of Microsoft's Garage project. I say "was" because Microsoft decided to pull the plug on the development and remove Word Flow from the App Store.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft completely redesigns Bing for Android, adds many search improvements
Bing Search for Android devices has less than 5 million downloads in the Google Play Store, which isn't much for a Microsoft app. Even so, the Redmond-based company has decided to lure more users to its search app by giving it a new look and adding new and improved features.
July 6, 2017
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Microsoft confirms full Windows 10 on ARM won't be coming to existing phones
Microsoft has confirmed that existing Windows phones like the Lumia 950 won't be able to run full Windows 10 on ARM.
July 18, 2017
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Microsoft confirms that it has no plans to move Windows 10 Mobile off of the feature2 branch
Today, the Windows Insider team had its monthly webcast, where it talked about deployment, the latest Fast ring build, OneDrive Files On-Demand, and more. Naturally, a big question from Insiders was when Windows phones will finally be moved from the feature2 branch to Redstone 3, which is the branch where PC builds are coming from.
June 14, 2017
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Microsoft delays its Windows 10 Timeline feature
Microsoft revealed its new Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year, noting it would arrive in the upcoming Fall Creators Update. Timeline is designed to allow Windows 10 users to switch between multiple devices, including Android and iOS phones. While Windows 10 testers had expected to be trying out the feature in time for the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has confirmed it has delayed Timeline to its next major Windows 10 update.
July 3, 2017
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Microsoft delays UK launch of Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship, the IDOL 4 Pro
Earlier this month, Microsoft opened pre-orders for the Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro in the UK, priced at £419.99. As in other European markets, the Microsoft Store site stated that the device would be released in the UK on July 26 - but the company has now delayed its release there.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft drops Timeline from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
One of the most hotly anticipated new features in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is Timeline.
July 3, 2017
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Microsoft gives Bing Search app "a whole new look" on Android, including animated gif search
Microsoft has released a major update for its Bing Search app on Android devices, bringing "a whole new look" to the app. The new version ditches the bright teal design that was originally introduced on iOS in 2015, and which made its way to Android devices in February 2016.
July 7, 2017
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Microsoft has documented a new known issue in Windows 10 Mobile build 15235
On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15235 to phones in the Fast ring. The new preview emerged from the 'feature2' development branch, which Microsoft split from its main Windows 10 development efforts earlier this year.
July 28, 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 just killed Word Flow, one of the best iPhone keyboards
Pour one out for arc mode.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft kills off its Word Flow keyboard, promotes SwiftKey instead
After launching a so-called 'experiment' to bring the Windows Phone typing experience to other platforms; Microsoft has officially canned the project. Word Flow featured many interesting concepts, including an arc layout, which allowed you to type with one hand. The company also added GIF support and 3D-touch support in August of last year.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard app, tells iOS users to install SwiftKey
Microsoft Garage is the place where many cool little projects take off. Word Flow, the iOS version of the keyboard that ships with Windows on smartphones, is among the more popular experiments, receiving positive reviews since its launch, more than a year ago.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft launches an indoor navigation app that doesn't need GPS or Wi-Fi
Don't you just hate it when you roam a city, following the instructions of your trustworthy GPS, and then you enter a mall or another large building and all your orientation suddenly evaporates? Yes, obviously Google Maps offers indoor guidance, but it has not managed to gather data about that many buildings, so as to turn it into a reliable, one-stop app for indoor navigation just yet.
July 17, 2017
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Microsoft launches LinkedIn Lite in India ahead of a wider rollout
Just like Facebook did with Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Lite, Microsoft is launching a cut-down, data-sipping version of LinkedIn for mobile users. LinkedIn Lite launches in India initially, and is designed for countries with limited mobile internet access.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft lays Windows Phone to rest
Windows Phone 8.1 is officially dead, as Microsoft turns off support for the three-year-old OS.
July 12, 2017
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Microsoft might be rethinking how users interact with Cortana
Cortana might be getting a makeover. Two separate reports today from Thurrott and Windows Central mention the possibility of a changed UI for Cortana that'll make it more conversational. Generally, both stories allude to the idea that Microsoft is trying to make it easier to both discover and regularly interact with its virtual assistant.
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft Minecraft update brings more players together
Minecraft's vast online realms will be easier to join, Microsoft says at the E3 show, and game consoles will play nice with Windows and phones.
June 12, 2017
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Microsoft must launch a Surface phone -- and get it right the first time
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June 30, 2017
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Microsoft nearly made the Lumia 950 into a miniature Surface
Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL landed with a flop when they launched about a year and a half ago, but perhaps the response to them would have been a little bit better if Microsoft had stuck with its more ambitious original vision for the two devices. On Friday, Windows Central published concept images and video of both phones, indicating that Microsoft had initially planned to outfit the 950 with support for smart covers, a stylus, and edge gestures.
May 29, 2017
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Microsoft needs to get serious about mobile (now) or don't even bother
Microsoft is seemingly rebooting Windows on phones yet again, owing at least in part to "CShell."
June 26, 2017
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Microsoft officially hangs up on old Skype phones, users fuming
Then again it has been four years coming
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft overhauls navigation, conversations and search in Outlook for Android and iOS
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft is constantly improving its services due to the fierce competition with other giants in the smartphone industry. Although the company gave up its hardware business, Microsoft still has a lot of apps on just about all mobile platforms.
July 12, 2017
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Microsoft Pix provides iPhones stylistic flair
Microsoft has released new features for Microsoft's AI-powered camera app for iPhones and iPads that automatically give snapshots stylistic flair reminiscent of masterpiece paintings and artsy photos hanging in the famed galleries of Amsterdam, Paris and New York.
June 15, 2017
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Microsoft pulls the plug on support for Windows Phone 8.1
It never really stood a chance.
July 11, 2017
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Microsoft releases an iPhone app that narrates your surrounding world and remembers people's faces
Technology is awesome and it's getting wilder and better by the day, as the world enters the age and time where small gadgets and software gain the ability to compensate for humans' disabilities, in ways we couldn't event begin to imagine 10 years ago.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft releases Face Swap app for Android
After selfie taking, the act of face swapping is an incredibly common use for smartphones. iPhone users have a plethora of tools to choose from -- as, indeed, do those who prefer Android devices, and Microsoft has decided to get in on the action with the appropriately-named Face Swap app for Android.
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft releases Face Swap app for Android in the Google Play
The Face Swap app is one of the products that got out from Microsoft's Garage project. It enables users to swap others faces with their own for entertainment purposes. In order to do that, Face Swap uses face recognition and Bing image technology, both developed in-house by Microsoft.
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft releases new Outlook for iOS and Android: Redesigned conversations and account switcher
The best email client for iOS and Android devices is Microsoft Outlook. It's a consolidated email, calendar, and contact solution that keeps getting better with regular updates.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out not one but two bad builds to the Windows Insider program
Desktop systems get a private development branch; Mobile systems get stuck in a boot loop.
June 2, 2017
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Microsoft says that Night Light is not on the roadmap for Windows 10 Mobile
Earlier today, Microsoft held its monthly Windows Insider webcast on Mixer. Jason Howard, Brandon LeBlanc, Jen Gentleman, and others talked about deployment, recent builds, OneDrive Files On-Demand, and more.
June 14, 2017
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Microsoft sexes up Outlook conversations, search, and navigation on iOS and Android
Microsoft is rolling out redesigned versions of the Outlook app for iOS and Android, bringing the cleaner, Windows 10-inspired look, and an improved workflow to mobile users.
July 12, 2017
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Microsoft still struggling to get the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro into the hands of customers
The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is one of the newest Windows 10 smartphones to make its debut on the market. Initially launched in the United States under a different name, Alcatel's flagship has been confirmed to arrive in Europe in Q2, 2017.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft Teams for Android gets updated with HD audio, video call support, in-app image previews and more
Microsoft is busy upgrading its "chat-based workspace" tool, Teams, ever since the launch of the app. Recently, the firm updated the app with third party cloud-storage services support and classroom experiences. The application has received another update for Android devices, adding a bunch of new features including HD audio and video call support.
July 25, 2017
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Microsoft teases Adventure Time update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition
It's been slightly more than a month since the last major update hit Minecraft: Pocket Edition and developer Mojang has already teased year another mash-up pack that will go live in the coming weeks.
May 23, 2017
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Microsoft to update Arrow Launcher with redesigned cards and Me avatar
The newest Arrow Launcher update is not available for download in the Google Play Store unless you're a beta tester. However, since this is a pretty important update, we thought it would be nice to give you a heads up on what's coming to Arrow Launcher very soon.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft unveils a massive redesign of Skype, heavily plagiarizing Snapchat
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there's a hell of a lot of flattery going on in the world of chat and messaging apps. Such is the level of feature borrowing and design inspiration that we're entering a phase of unbridled homogeneity. This isn't enough to put off Microsoft, of course, and today the company lifts the lid on its latest -- and arguably most radical -- redesign of Skype.
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft updates Outlook on iOS and Android with new navigation and 'intelligent search'
Microsoft has announced a variety of changes and improvements coming to its Outlook app on iOS and Android. "It's the Outlook you know and love," Microsoft said today, "with a redesigned conversation experience and the ability to quickly switch between accounts and browse folders."
July 12, 2017
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Microsoft Updates People Feature in Outlook for iOS and Android
Since I made the move to Android last year, I am currently using the Samsung Galaxy S8 after putting an LG Nexus 5X through its paces, I have been using the Outlook app for Android.
June 6, 2017
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Microsoft video shows what it really had in mind for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
Imagine the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with a Surface Pen. That was the original plan, according to marketing documents that Microsoft had produced back in 2015. Eventually, the decision was made not to spend the money on producing such high-end features.
May 26, 2017
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Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different version of Windows Mobile
The saying "it's not over until the fat lady sings" might perfectly apply to Microsoft's Windows Phone plans. Even though many believe the company is done with everything related to smartphones, it looks like things might not be as bleak.
May 30, 2017
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Microsoft working on Windows Dev Center app for Android
Windows developers will soon be able to manage and monitor their apps on Android.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft working on Windows Dev Center app for Android
Windows developers will soon be able to manage and monitor their apps on Android.
July 31, 2017
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Microsoft's Arrow Launcher lands many new features in latest update
The team behind Arrow Launcher has just released a major update for their Android app, which has already been pushed to Google Play Store. Arrow Launcher 3.7 brings many new features and tweaks based on user feedback.
July 17, 2017
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Microsoft's latest app for Android and iOS specializes in face swaps
While there has been a lot of tension and speculation in regards to Microsoft's own mobile platform, it has had no issues with pushing its tools to other platforms like Android and iOS. So it comes as no surprise that a new app has arrived for those devices.
June 5, 2017
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Microsoft's new Face Swap app: Now you can put your face anywhere
Developers at Microsoft Bing have created a face-swapping app for Android and iOS.
June 6, 2017
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Microsoft's Office apps for Android, iOS include surprising ties to Windows API
Microsoft's Office apps for Android and iOS could be called "Windows-based," after some recent findings.
June 7, 2017
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Microsoft's Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover
Microsoft's AI can transform your photos into paintings that look like famous artworks.
June 16, 2017
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Microsoft's slow creep back into mobile
Despite an early lead with Windows Mobile and Windows CE -- and spending billions on Nokia's mobile business -- Microsoft has been on its heels in the mobile device market since the one-two punch of iPhone and Android launching in 2007.
July 28, 2017
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Microsoft's smartphone killer? Possible future HoloLens takes sunglasses form
Could these prototype sunglasses become part of Microsoft's eventual answer to the smartphone?
May 22, 2017
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Microsoft's 'Surface phone' should include AR glasses, a pen and exclusive apps
Before 2007 Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS had a dominant position in mobile. Before June 2017 Microsoft had an undisputed lead in augmented reality (AR) as well. In both instances, Apple flipped the script.
July 3, 2017
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Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS is no more
After the experiment has been completed, Microsoft has closed down its Word Flow keyboard on iOS.
July 31, 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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Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets the Discovery Update with tons of new features
While Minecraft fans were waiting for the Adventure Time update, Mojang released another major update for the Windows and Pocket versions of the game.
June 1, 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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Ming-Chi Kuo: Qualcomm's under-screen fingerprint scanner has speed and accuracy problems
Qualcomm isn't going to like what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has to say about its in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner technology. But knowing his famously accurate predictions, based on tight supply chain contacts, it's most probably true.
July 3, 2017
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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management
BYOD led to MDM, which morphed into MAM and now companies are trying to move to UEM
June 7, 2017
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Mint SIM Buyer's Guide: How to get the lowest data prices in the U.S.
Everything you need to know about Mint SIM in one easy place.
July 31, 2017
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'Miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices
A new material could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens, report investigators.
June 2, 2017
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MIUI 9: Here are its 9 most important new features
So, MIUI 9 is official with tons of new features on board that might or might not make it to the global version of Xiaomi's in-house Android interface, but are nonetheless an excellent addition to th\u00D0\u00B5 custom Android interface.
July 27, 2017
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Mo' problems: Apple again goes for that other share
Apple announced a mess of stuff yesterday but why talk about that when we can talk about the problems with announcements they haven't made yet?
June 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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Modern Dad does basic storm tech
High-tech gadgets can be lifesavers when severe weather hits, but don't count out some low-tech options, too.
June 7, 2017
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Modern Dad on the LG G6
For the first time in years, LG has ratcheted back its habit of crazy design, and that's led to a pretty darn capable Android smartphone.
June 2, 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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Mophie Charge Force review: A better, smarter Galaxy S8 battery case
With Charge Force, Mophie builds a charging platform that takes advantage of the Galaxy S8's built-in wireless charging. And it's pretty damn good.
June 15, 2017
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Mophie juice pack battery case now available for your Google Pixel XL
It certainly wasn't a timely release as it came seven months after the release of the Google Pixel XL, but mophie has finally launched a juice pack accessory for the high-end device. The 2950mAh battery found inside the juice pack will increase the talk time on the phone to over 50-hours. And yes, this is a real case that features rubberized support pads that protect the handset from falls and drops.
May 23, 2017
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Mophie's Juice Pack for the Pixel XL adds Qi wireless charging
Just because you chose Google's Android over every other rendition doesn't mean you should be left out of the wireless fun.
May 22, 2017
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More alleged Nokia 9 benchmarks leak, reveal possible 8GB RAM variant
Over the last couple of weeks, the rumored Nokia 9 has been shown off in leaks, along with information about key specifications which have included a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android Nougat 7.1.1. Benchmarks of the device have also appeared on Geekbench, recording some very solid single and multi-core results that would put it ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
June 2, 2017
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More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play
Almost 100 such apps, with >1 million downloads, found so far (but not by Google).
June 19, 2017
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More Android Code Had Been Landing In Wine
For those that have been longing to run Windows applications/games on Android using Wine, that day is finally getting closer with mainline Wine.
June 2, 2017
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More CAD images of the Apple iPhone 8 surface
With the end of May just days away, it could be just three months before the Apple iPhone 8 is introduced. Of course, the tenth-anniversary premium model could go by another name when Apple shows it off to the public.
May 29, 2017
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More evidence points to OnePlus 5 having its display mounted upside down
The OnePlus 5 has been the talk of the town since it's been released on the market. The so-called "flagship killer" has a issue with the display that many users are experiencing.
June 30, 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 than 300 Play Store apps found to be using devices as clickfarms
Today marks the latest occasion of malware-infected apps being detected on the Google Play Store -- the third one this month. But while in the previously-reported cases the malicious apps were used for stealing private data or displaying obtrusive ads, today's crop is more concerned with using your phone to farm fraudulent ad clicks.
June 30, 2017
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More than half of shopping-related searches come from mobile devices
For the first time ever, consumers all over the world carried out more shopping-related searches on their mobile phones than on their computers.
June 15, 2017
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Morgan Stanley: iPhone 8 may be delayed, pushing an upgrade super cycle to 2018
We've been on this rollercoaster before - analysts and supply chain sources predicting that upcoming iPhones will face production delays due to the scarcity of this or that part, or due to the complex nature of putting it all together. Such predictions usually bomb by Thanksgiving, when, whatever production bottlenecks Apple might have had, get ironed out. This year, however, Apple may be attempting something it's never done before - a brand new and complex design of a third iPhone 8 that is said to be announced together with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
July 18, 2017
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Moto 360 camera: a pricey new Moto Mod with 4K video and immersive 3D audio capture
Motorola just announced a brand new Moto Mod alongside its Moto Z2 Force Edition flagship. The latest member of the snap-on accessory line is a 360 camera, capable of recording video in 4K.
July 25, 2017
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Moto E4 and E4 Plus hope to bring a touch of class to the entry level
Motorola is on a hardware tear, revealing two new entry-level devices in the Moto E lineup.
June 12, 2017
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Moto E4 and E4 Plus specs: Not quite a G thing
What magic do the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus have inside? Here's what you need to know.
June 12, 2017
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Moto E4 goes on sale in the US via Amazon, Republic Wireless and Ting
The Moto E4 has just made its debut in the United States as Verizon earlier this week. Unlike many of the company's smartphones, this one will be available on Amazon for a much lower price. Also, Republic Wireless and Ting carriers are selling the mid-range smartphone as well, but for different prices.
June 30, 2017
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Moto E4 is a cheap Android phone with a selfie flash
The Moto E4 is Motorola's back-to-basics phone, even more so than the recent budget Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
June 12, 2017
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Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery to cost £159.95 ($206 USD) in the U.K.?
The Motorola Moto E4 Plus' claim to fame is the 5000mAh battery that powers the phone. The cell will have to power a 5.5-inch display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. Driving the handset will be the MediaTek MT6737M chipset carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is believed to be inside along with 32GB of expandable storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter is also included.
June 2, 2017
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Moto E4 review: Keeping it simple
The Moto E4 is one of the best prepaid deals you can get right now.
June 22, 2017
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Moto E4 versus Moto G5: Battle of the budget phones
Motorola has stuffed the budget market full of great phones, but does the low-end Moto E4 hold its own against the G5?
July 13, 2017
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Moto G5S Plus confirmed to get metal body, dual camera, bigger screen
Reporting for VentureBeat, seasoned smartphone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) published a marketing image for the upcoming Moto G5S Plus. This is a "special edition" variant of the Moto G5 Plus from earlier this year. The reported changes can be summed as cosmetic -- the phone is now made of aluminum -- and technological.
July 7, 2017
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Moto M2 with 6GB RAM, "cutting edge' MediaTek processor could be launched in Q4
Motorola is expected to launch yet another high-end product by October 2017. The new smartphone is known as Moto M2 and is likely to be an affordable alternative to the upcoming flagships to be launched by Google, Samsung, Sony, and LG.
July 3, 2017
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Moto Mods 2017: Your phone is fun again
If you're looking for the most-fun phones around right now -- and let's face it, smartphone hardware could stand a little fun injection -- you needn't look any further than Motorola. It was just one short year ago that the company kicked off the Moto Z line of smartphones, along with its special Moto Mods: the slap-on magnetic modules that gave them their special talents.
July 3, 2017
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Moto packs power, performance in rugged Z2 Force Edition, coming to a carrier near you
A Snapdragon 835 chip is nice, but the 2,730mAh battery not so much.
July 25, 2017
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Moto X Force Nougat update starts rolling out to more markets
According to a recent post on Motorola's Australia and New Zealand website, Moto X Force owners are expected to start getting a prompt for an OTA update, as Nougat 7.0. The package goes by build number NPK25.200-12 and contains all Android security patches until April 1st this year.
June 28, 2017
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Moto X4 leaks show dual-lens camera, water resistance
The leaks are in, and from the looks of things Moto is keen to up its imaging game with twice the camera action.
July 5, 2017
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Moto X4 photo leaked, showing dual cameras and curved screen
A new leaked photo of Lenovo's new Moto device has surfaced, coupled with a report on detailed specs and a more exact release date from VentureBeat.
July 4, 2017
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Moto X4 rumored to cost just €350 in Europe
Lenovo may have shown off its latest Moto flagship to the world just this week, but that doesn't mean it's done putting out devices just yet --in fact, we've heard of at least three upcoming Moto devices. One of those is the Moto X4, the next entry in the X series which once designated the company's flagships, but has now been delegated to the upper mid-range instead.
July 28, 2017
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Moto Z finally gets updated to Android 7.1.1
In Hong Kong and Indonesia today, Moto Z users are in the process of receiving the update to Android 7.1.1. The phone originally shipped last year with Android 6.0 pre-installed, and was eventually updated to Android 7.0. Once the notification is received that the update has hit your Moto Z, make sure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi or strong cellular signal before continuing with the updating process. At the same time, the battery on the phone needs to be charged to at least 50%.
July 18, 2017
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Moto Z Play Droid is first Moto handset in the U.S. to receive Android 7.1.1 update
The first Moto handset to be updated to Android 7.1.1 in the U.S. is the Moto Z Play Droid (cheers in background along with an ovation). Once the update arrives on your Z Play Droid, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or a strong Verizon connection. Also, your battery should be charged to 100% before you begin with the updating process.
June 5, 2017
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Moto Z Play gets soak test in Brazil for upcoming software update
Earlier this month, the Moto Z Play received Android 7.1.1 in overseas countries including Brazil. In the states, the update gave the Moto Z Play Droid the distinction of being the first Moto handset in the country to run on this Android build. That update included Android 7.1.1, the June 2017 Android Security Patch, video chatting app Duo, an update to v 2.0 of the Moto Mods platform, and some stability improvements.
June 28, 2017
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Moto Z2 appears on GFXBench, full of flagship-type specs
Originally, rumors seemed to indicate that there would be no sequel to the thinnest smartphone on the market, the Moto Z. Instead, the speculation was that Motorola would offer just two Moto Z models this year, a high-end Moto Z2 Force and a low to mid-range Moto Z2 Play. But no sooner was the latter unveiled by Motorola, then the Moto Z2 appeared on Geekbench. Now that it is apparent that there will be a Moto Z2, the phone has made another appearance on a benchmark site. This time, GFXBench.
June 28, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force + Moto X4 leaks reveal Motorola's 2017 flagships
Slim, modular high-ender for AT&T pictured, along with rumored 'X4' mid-ranger.
July 4, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force & Moto 360 Camera: Unboxing Motorola's latest modular gear
For mobile-gadget fans who love checking out lots of new smartphone hardware, Motorola's Z-series and its support for Moto Mods has been a dream come true. Not only do we get to see a bunch of new handsets, ranging from top-shelf flagships to power-conserving mid-rangers, but there's also a steady stream of new modular accessories just waiting to be used with these devices.
July 27, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force dares you to drop it -- so we did
Motorola just applied some Force to its Z2 phone line -- the Z2 Force gets dual rear cameras, Android 7.1.1 and a shatter-resistant screen. And, actually, a few more key upgrades.
July 25, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition comes with free Moto Insta-Share Projector at AT&T
The new Moto Z2 Force Edition has just been introduced in the United States where it will be sold by all four major carriers in the country. Moreover, pre-orders for the high-end smartphone will open today, but the Moto Z2 Force won't hit the shelves until next month.
July 25, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition is official: 2730mAh battery, Snapdragon 835, ShatterShield display
Motorola combines two devices and keeps it high end.
July 25, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition size comparison vs Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, OnePlus 5, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
After Samsung, LG, HTC, OnePlus, and a whole trove of other popular and lesser-known smartphone makers have already made their flagship devices official so far in 2017, it's finally time for Motorola to unload its heavy artillery and treat us all to a proper flagship that will rival all the trendy flagships on the market.
July 25, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition specs: Snapdragon 835, 4 or 6GB RAM, 2730mAh battery
What's inside the Moto Z2 Force Edition?
July 25, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force Edition: All the official images!
There's a new Snapdragon 835 phone on deck, and that one is Motorola's Moto Z2 Force Edition, a super-thin handset that keeps the modular dream alive... for now.
July 25, 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 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Top dollar battle
You don't want to make an expensive phone purchase lightly.
July 27, 2017
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Moto Z2 found on Geekbench?
When Motorola recently unveiled the Moto Z2 Play, it revealed a 15% lower battery capacity and a lighter and thinner design. A theory started circulating that Motorola made these changes so that it could sell the Moto Z2 Play as a sequel to not only the Moto Z Play, but also the Moto Z.
June 7, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play available from Verizon today
Back when the Moto Z2 Play was announced, we were told that the phone will be available unlocked and through Verizon later this summer. The unlocked version will sell for $499 and it has yet to receive its official launch date, but we now have info that the Moto Z2 Play will be available on Verizon starting today, June 29.
June 29, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play goes official: thinner and lighter, still excellent battery life
The Moto Z2 Play has just gone official and it is the successor of one of the battery champion phones: the Moto Z Play.
June 1, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play Review: Bad sequel, better smartphone
Last year's Moto Z Play was a smartphone with legendary battery life that didn't break the bank. So, for the sequel, Motorola decided to shrink the battery ... and bump up the price. Because ... capitalism?
July 6, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play review: Midnight in the garden of good and sequel
The Moto Z2 Play is a great phone, but it's not a great sequel.
June 1, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play unboxing and first look, with new Moto Mods
Motorola is still betting big on its modular phones, and the Moto Z2 Play is the latest of the bunch. The mid-ranger is the successor of last year's Moto Z Play, and it comes with more than enough bang for its buck.
July 4, 2017
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Moto Z2 Play versus Moto Z Play: battery life comparison and all other differences
The new Moto Z2 Play is out, and it's an impressive $500 phone: cheaper than a flagship, yet touting some unique Moto Mods, a clean design and the promise of great battery life.
June 1, 2017
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Motorola bewildered why Samsung didn't do eight-point battery checks prior to Note 7 fiasco
At a recent conference, Motorola battery engineer Russ Gyuenes made some remarks at Samsung's battery testing practices prior to the Galaxy Note 7's unfortunate fall from grace. If you can't recall, the Note 7 was pulled from the market last year when it turned out it had a defective battery prone to exploding.
May 26, 2017
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Motorola confirms Android 7.0 Nougat is coming soon to the Moto X Play
The two-year-old Moto X Play is going to receive Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola confirmed recently. The smartphone received an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow about one year ago, but few expected Motorola to offer Moto X Play owners another major OS upgrade.
June 6, 2017
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Motorola could be prepping a new dual camera handset with the G5S Plus
Lenovo announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus back in February at Mobile World Congress 2017. While both handsets offered a great balance between price and performance, where it really stood out compared its predecessor was the use of metal on the chassis, giving it a premium feel.
July 10, 2017
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Motorola intros the Moto E4 and E4 Plus: Affordable metal-made phones
Motorola Mobility today announced two new affordable smartphones: Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, both partially made out of metal. Obviously succeeding the Moto E3 series from last year, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus will be released later this month in the US and various other markets.
June 12, 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 Moto E4 launches on Verizon as carrier's cheapest Android Nougat phone
Announced earlier this month alongside the Moto E4 Plus, the Moto E4 is an entry-level handset that's powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels.
June 22, 2017
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Motorola Moto E4 wants to be your wallet's BFF
Meet Motorola's latest affordable, feature-packed phone: the Moto E4. It looks just like a Moto G5 Plus, but it's smaller and cheaper, costing only $130 or £129, which converts to about AU$215. The E4 has a slightly more expensive sibling, the larger E4 Plus, which packs a behemoth 5,000mAh battery.
June 22, 2017
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Motorola Moto E4 will be launched by Verizon
Announced earlier this week as Motorola's newest budget-friendly smartphones, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus will be sold unlocked starting later this month (an exact launch date wasn't given). But what about carrier availability? Well, we can tell you that the Moto E4 will be available from Verizon Wireless at some point.
June 14, 2017
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Motorola Moto X4 to be available on Google's Project Fi later this year
Motorola Mobility is expected to unveil a Moto X4 smartphone later this year. While we still don't know exactly when the device should be officially announced, we now have some news about it.
June 30, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 Force and 360 camera mod hands-on
Today is the (ongoing) launch event for the Moto Z2 Force. The Z2 was accompanied by the unveiling of two more Moto Mods, as well: the 360 Camera Mod which launched today, and the Moto Gamepad, which is said to launch later this summer. Motorola's also throwing a full-blown launch party for the Z2 Force later today, but in the mean time we figured we'd break you off with a little preview of the two products launched today.
July 25, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition comes with dual-cam and depth mode
Motorola has unveiled its 2017 flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2. Unsurprisingly the design is quite similar to the original Moto Z and comes with electronic contacts on the back, allowing for the attachment of Motorola's Moto Mod accessory modules, such as the Hasselblad TrueZoom camera module.
July 25, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 Force rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far
Lenovo's Moto Z line, which launched last year, to this day remains pretty much the only success story of the recent push for a modular smartphone, even if it does so by a little stretch of the definition of the term. But this was last year, which means it's about time we got to see the latest new additions to the line, namely the the Moto Z2 and Z2 Force.
July 6, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 Play review:
Moto Z2 Play's battery will stay awake longer than you
June 1, 2017
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Motorola shows the Moto Z2 for a second, then takes it down
An unannounced phone appeared on the Chinese Motorola website, complete with Moto Mods.
July 11, 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 unveils Moto Z2 Play and new Moto Mods
There are not a lot of smartphones nowadays that offer support for hardware add-ons. The just-unveiled Essential Phone is among the few that have this feature, and so is the new Motorola Moto Z2 Play.
June 2, 2017
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Motorola unveils new 360-degree camera Moto Mod
Take that, Andy Rubin
July 3, 2017
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Motorola's GamePad Moto Mod is arriving this summer for $79.99 alongside other fresh Mod options
Game better, charge better and listen better with new Moto Mods coming soon for the Moto Z lineup.
June 1, 2017
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Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a snap-on 360-degree camera
The Moto 360 name is back, but not in the way you think.
July 25, 2017
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Motorola's Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods
New mods bring better gaming and wireless charging.
June 1, 2017
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Move over, Intel: Samsung poised to become the world's largest chip maker
Oh, the times we live in! A new report by Nomura Securities says that Samsung is about to surpass Intel as the world's largest semiconductor maker. Say what? Intel has been at the forefront of chip-making for decades now, but for this past quarter Samsung is projected to hit $15 billion in semiconductor sales, compared with Intel's $14.4 billion.
July 4, 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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Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android
In November, Mozilla introduced Firefox Focus, a mobile web browser that it said was "designed to be fast, simple and always private." It launched exclusively for iPhones and iPads last year, but today, Mozilla is bringing Firefox Focus to Android devices too.
June 19, 2017
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MrMobile at Google I/O: Only boring if you're not paying attention
Google! A giant among giants who other giants think are giant (yeah, how's that for writing?) Google's I/O conference this year has been plagued by the specter of yawns from journalists who wonder where all the fun of the previous year has disappeared to. But what were they expecting? It's a developers conference!
May 22, 2017
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MrMobile lost his DJI Spark
"Come home," I commanded the brand-new DJI Spark hovering 90 feet above my head. "Ok!" it cheerfully acknowledged. And then it promptly turned and flew off into the distance, never to be seen again.
June 9, 2017
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MrMobile's Essential Phone impressions: Everybody just chill
The father of the Android platform just announced a smartphone, which is kind of a big deal.
May 30, 2017
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MrMobile's HTC U11 review: A study in contradictions
In five years reviewing smartphones I don't think I've ever seen one so full of contradiction as the HTC U11. A stunning backplate mated to a forgettable face; fast software blunted by extraneous gimmicks; slick multimedia features without a big battery to back 'em up. Even the name "U11" seems an awkward compromise of last year's simplicity and this year's ... peculiar claptrap.
June 5, 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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MrMobile's OnePlus 5 video review
Almost a year ago to the day, I kicked off the MrMobile YouTube channel with a review of the OnePlus 3 -- so it seems fitting that MrMobile's one-year anniversary lands alongside the debut of the next phone in the family formerly known as "flagship killers."
June 19, 2017
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Munster: Apple Glasses will be bigger than the iPhone
As we get ready to celebrate tomorrow the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Apple iPhone, it is hard to believe that as big as the iPhone was in those early days, and remains through current times, there is a device that could actually be more popular, famous and innovative than Apple's iconic smartphone. And this isn't coming from the lunatic fringe either. According to former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple has a device in the wings that he thinks will be bigger than the iPhone.
June 28, 2017
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MyGearVault app now available on Android: Track and protect your gear on-the-go
MyGearVault--the free app created by Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo to track and protect your gear--is now available for Android users as well. No longer limited to iOS, Android users can now input, organize, and buy insurance for their gear, too.
July 18, 2017
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Mystery Moto phone pops up on a benchmark. Could be a selfie-centric variant of the Moto X4?
For a while now, we've been hearing whispers of a new Moto X phone coming our way. The last time we saw the X line was in 2015 when the Moto X Style was actually Motorola's flagship phone. Since then, it has been replaced by the Moto Z, and rumors of the X coming back may sound confusing at first considering the fact that there's also a Moto Z2 on the way. However, it appears that the X will not try to rival or cannibalize the Z family of handsets.
July 11, 2017
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Nearing the end: Windows phones left with a measly 0.1% market share, according to IDC
In what has been a slow and brutal train wreck, Windows phones have continued its tradition of taking a beating in the market. In fact, the OS has plunged lower than it has ever been at 0.1% market share, according to IDC. The market intelligence company also commented on the lack of a "Surface"-style attack for Microsoft's smartphone endeavors as one of the major impediments in its eventual comeback to the mobile space.
July 18, 2017
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Nearly 10% of all active Android devices are running Nougat
Nougat continues to gain momentum in the latest Android distribution numbers.
June 6, 2017
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Nearly 11 months after Android 7.0 was released, the HTC 10 finally gets updated on Telstra
Nearly 11 months have passed since Google originally released Android 7.0 Nougat. HTC began pushing the update to a limited number of HTC 10 handsets in November, but it wasn't until January that the rollout was expanded to a wider range of markets, including Europe and India.
July 11, 2017
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Need a new feature phone? Verizon's LG Exalt LTE might be for you
Verizon Wireless this week started selling a feature phone (i.e. not a smartphone) made by LG: the LG Exalt LTE.
June 15, 2017
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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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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 uses code injection to control devices
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released details of a new trojan being distributed via the Google Play store that is able to inject malicious code into the system runtime libraries.
June 9, 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 emoji alert! Apple shows off some of the characters coming to iOS later this year
Apple just revealed some of the new emoji coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year!
July 17, 2017
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New emoji tool lets you know when your favorite symbol is no longer cool
Emojipedia has a new tool to track which of your favorite icons are having their moment in the sun, and which symbols are slowly going the way of the fax machine emoji. With the new "trends' feature, Emojipedia pulls data from Google Trends and builds graphs, going back five years, to show the climbing and falling of each icon.
May 23, 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 digital assistant answers data-related questions
In our private lives we're used to getting answers quickly from digital assistants. So far though this is something that hasn't really taken off in business environments.
May 24, 2017
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New Galaxy S8/S8+ patch brings June security update and changes to the navigation bar
A new software update is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices around the globe. Weighing in at 453.72MB, the new update packs the June security update and a few changes to the navigation bar.
June 15, 2017
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New Google Assistant update adds entire search phrases to keyboard suggestion row
Typing support for Google Assistant was only introduced at last week's I/O 2017, yet the function is already getting an upgrade.
May 23, 2017
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New Google hire points to custom chips in next Pixel
The company reportedly poached a key engineer from Apple in an effort to build its own chips.
June 13, 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 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 images show off the iPhone 7S/Plus rear and iPhone 8's curved edge-to-edge panel
Some images published to Reddit, from a user claiming to have a "friend in the industry", allegedly show off the rear panels of all three iPhone models due for release later this year, as well as the front panel for the iPhone 8.
June 13, 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 iPhone 8 dummy unit video reportedly provides the "closest look" at Apple's first 5.8-inch handset
Last week, we talked about a couple of photos showing an iPhone 8 dummy unit that might look like the real iPhone 8 that Apple is getting ready to announce sometime later this year. Today, the same iPhone 8 dummy unit showed up in a hands-on video that lets us better envision what Apple's next big thing could be all about.
June 28, 2017
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New iPhone camera app bets on pro-level controls, clever interface
Whether you're a skilled photographer or you're shooting just for fun, it always helps to have a great camera app loaded on your phone. One such app is Halide -- a brand new and ambitious camera application for iOS.
May 31, 2017
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New iPhone case looks and feels like an actual butt
HandL's unique iPhone "Butt Case" case is almost here. But will anyone feel comfortable using it in public?
July 17, 2017
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New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung
Facial recognition? Amazing. Edge screen? How is that even possible?
July 31, 2017
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New LeakerLocker Android ransomware threatens to dox victims if demands are not met
Ransomware, the threat that has affected millions of computer users around the world, has found its way to the smartphone. Dubbed LeakerLocker, the latest threat was discovered by McAfee, the online security firm, and is affecting Android users if they download specific applications from the Google Play Store.
July 11, 2017
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New leaks suggest exciting new functionality and a different name for the Surface Phone
Microsoft has been said to be revamping its hardware and software offerings on the mobile front for a while now. On the software front, it is expected that the company will enable full Windows 10 to run on mobile devices through its CSHELL adaptive UI shell, while the hardware reboot will likely come courtesy of the long-awaited Surface Phone.
June 6, 2017
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New Nokia 3310 retail box lets you see the phone in all its glory
The new Nokia 3310 is a rather successful product. It can be safely labeled as the only handset in the feature phone category that has managed to generate any buzz in recent years, and current Nokia manufacturer HMD Global can certainly be pleased with the results achieved by the nostalgia-inducing so device far.
July 5, 2017
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New Moto Z2 leak shows phone from all angles
If last year's Moto Z can serve as an indication, then the Moto Z2 is likely to be officially unveiled sometime next month. That said, we've already got what looks like a legitimate leak on our hands, showing the Z2 wrapped in a protective case, and from all angles.
May 30, 2017
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New OnePlus 5 render shows there's more to the design than dual cameras
We get it, you think it looks like an iPhone 7 -- but let's be rational for a second.
June 14, 2017
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New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support
Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter's mobile application, but an ETA wasn't given at the time.
May 23, 2017
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New photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface?
Yesterday, we showed you some cases designed for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The images presented of the various cases revealed a few interesting things about the next high-end phablet coming from Samsung.
July 5, 2017
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New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF
We're constantly adding to our collection of product overview content, and we just added videos covering Fujifilm's new GFX 50S medium-format camera and three GF lenses. Check out the new videos from the links below, and be sure to bookmark our YouTube channel to stay up to date with new videos when they're published.
July 3, 2017
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New report claims iPhone 8 won't feature fingerprint sensor in display
The iPhone rumor mill has been ping-ponging back and forth between two possible concepts for the upcoming iPhone 8 for a while now, centered around where Apple is placing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for its next major smartphone. Given that the device is said to have a full, bezel-less design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8, there are two schools of thought.
July 3, 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 states Apple will embed its Touch ID sensor under the display of the new iPhone
Every year there is the usual flow of leaks and rumors in regards to Apple's iPhone. While that seems to be the case this year, we have yet to solidify the placement of the device's Touch ID sensor. That all might change, as it appears that new information has surfaced that states Apple will indeed have its fingerprint sensor under the front display glass of its next device.
May 26, 2017
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New Report Suggest that the iPhone 8 will Arrive on Time After All
There have been a lot of rumors circulating about the iPhone 8. Most of them have centered around the phone's design and features and have, overall, generated a lot of positive buzz for the company. I say "most' because there have been a few troubling rumors regarding possible supply shortages and even delays. However,a recent report suggest that those rumors are just that, rumors.
May 9, 2017
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New rumor suggests OnePlus 5 will cost $510 in India
OnePlus 5 may turn out to be the company's costliest phone yet.
June 9, 2017
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New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 CAD leak matches previously posted designs
Skins manufacturer Slickwraps would figure to be the kind of accessory manufacturer that would get an early heads up on the design of an upcoming handset. The company's CEO, Jonathan Endicott, sent out a tweet this morning showing off a CAD designed image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The image appears to match a previous sketch of the phablet that was apparently made from a similar CAD leak.
July 3, 2017
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New teaser image suggests the OnePlus 5 is smaller than the OnePlus 3T
OnePlus just posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting that its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone will be smaller than the company's current flagship handset (OnePlus 3T).
June 1, 2017
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New update for Samsung's Game Launcher brings DeX support, feature currently not working
Samsung's Game Launcher application has recently received an interesting update. Coming in as version 2.2.01.4, the new patch brings a bunch of bug fixes and stability improvements, but most notably support for DeX - the docking station which lets you connect your Galaxy S8/S8+ to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse for a desktop-like experience.
June 28, 2017
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New update rolling out to Sony Xperia X, see what's included
Sony has released a new update for one of its 2016 mid-range devices - the Xperia X. The new patch weighs in at 92.8MB and is currently being rolled out to Xperia X variants with a single SIM slot, although it shouldn't take long before it becomes available for the dual-SIM models.
July 11, 2017
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New Verizon Galaxy S8/S8+ update brings Daydream VR support, hide nav bar button and more
A new update has started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners who got their unit through Verizon. After installing, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQG4, or G955USQU1AQG4 for the S8+.
July 25, 2017
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New version of Pinterest Lens offers recipes based on full dish recognition
Pinterest's Lens tool is available to everyone in the United States since March. The feature received many improvements in the coming months, but one of the most significant additions has been announced today.
May 23, 2017
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Newest Arrow Launcher update is all about visual tweaks
If you're an avid Arrow Launcher user, then you're already accustomed to the developer's monthly updates for the Android app. However, unlike the last couple of updates that brought quite a few new features into the mix, the newest one only adds some visual tweaks and slight improvements to the launcher.
June 30, 2017
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Newest Motorola Moto Mod is a 360-degree camera
Motorola, which has been aggressively marketing its snap-on phone accessories as its uniquely identifying attribute in the crowded smartphone market, is working on a 360-degree camera that will work with any device that supports other so-called "Moto Mods."
July 3, 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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Next best phones from Samsung, LG, Sony and more will be at IFA 2017: here's what to expect
So, how do you plan on spending the days between September 1 and 6? 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.
July 18, 2017
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Next Google Pixel XL could have bigger, bezel-less 6-inch screen
If this image of the next Pixel XL is true, the phone will have even thinner bezels, too.
July 11, 2017
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Next iPhone might use 3D face-scanning tech instead of TouchID
Face-scanning tech is faster, more secure, less prone to annoyingly not working when you really need to log into your iPhone right now dammit.
July 4, 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 in 2017: How Google could revamp the brand for a new purpose
Strap in: It's time for some wild speculation.
July 18, 2017
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Niantic celebrates Pokemon Go anniversary with huge update, real-world events
Niantic is planning summer-long events to celebrate Pokemon Go's anniversary.
June 8, 2017
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Niantic punishes Pokemon GO cheaters by giving them useless monsters
The Pokemon GO activity is bound to rise in the next few months, as weather warms up and players are more inclined to go on long walks. So, it's no wonder that the popular AR game is landing in the news more often the past few weeks. After giving us Adventure Week, which helped us tremendously in raising our buddy Pokemon, Ninatic now appears to be focusing on cheaters.
May 26, 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 months after its release, iOS 10 is now on 86% of iOS devices
Today, at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system. It's available now as a developer preview, with a wider beta due in a few weeks' time, and it will roll out as an update to supported devices this autumn.
June 5, 2017
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No more locked phones or unlocking fees in Canada, wireless regulator rules
2017 is shaping up to be a good year for the global consumer. Just yesterday, roaming charges were abolished across the European Union, and now, it looks like there's some good news for Canadians as well.
June 16, 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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Nokia 3, 5 and 6 Android smartphones launched in India at a starting price of $147
After launching the Nokia 3310 in India earlier this month and in the UK last month, HMD Global has now taken the wraps off its trio of Android smartphones in the country, which were first announced at Mobile World Congress 2017. HMD Global also revealed its strategy to take on the price-sensitive market by striking a balance between offline and online availability of its products.
June 14, 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 5 unboxing and first look
We have finally got our hands on a Nokia 5 unit, and we can hardly wait to give it the ol' review treatment. But before we get to that, we have to unbox it first, so let's get right onto that, shall we?
July 27, 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 first to get July security update, patch yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices
HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, is serious about delivering timely updates to its smartphones. The Android security update for July 2017 is now rolling out OTA for Nokia 6 units across Taiwan and Hong Kong.
July 5, 2017
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Nokia 6 is already selling like hotcakes on Amazon
It's been less than 24 hours since Nokia 6 went on sale in the United States and the smartphone has already become the best-selling handset on Amazon. HMD's Nokia 6 is followed closely by Lenovo's Moto E4 and, surprisingly, Alcatel A30.
July 11, 2017
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Nokia 6 launches in the US
HMD Global has just announced that the Nokia 6 will be arriving in the US in early July. The phone is the first Nokia-branded Android handset manufactured by HMD, and it signified the return of the brand to the mobile market.
June 26, 2017
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Nokia 6 review: budget phone, budget experience
Nokia is back in the US, sort of
July 28, 2017
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Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will get Android O update
For a newcomer, it is reassuring to know that HMD Global cares about software updates. The company has announced that the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3, which were unveiled earlier this year, will all receive an update to Android O.
June 2, 2017
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Nokia 8 flagship revealed in leaked image, showing dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics
Earlier today, HMD Global officially announced two new entry-level handsets: the ultra-affordable Nokia 105 and Nokia 130. What it didn't announce was its new flagship smartphone, which has been extensively rumored in recent weeks.
July 17, 2017
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Nokia 8 gets featured in a massive leak, alleged prototype on sale in China
HMD Global is yet to launch its Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones in many markets around the world, but the anticipation around the flagship Nokia 8 already seems to be a lot more than those devices. Details about the smartphone have leaked on numerous occasions so far and the latest one promises to be the biggest yet. Additionally, there is a copper gold engineering prototype of the device for sale in China now.
July 31, 2017
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Nokia 8 versus Nokia 9: What's the deal with HMD's flagship
When it comes to the Nokia 2017 flagship, there were so many leaks and rumors the past few months that we're not sure what to expect. First of all, the name has been tipped to be both Nokia 9, and Nokia 8. Second, specs have been all over the place and the only thing we know for certain is that the flagship will come with Snapdragon 835 and a dual Zeiss-branded camera.
July 18, 2017
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Nokia 9 (Nokia 8?) specs found on GFXBench listing
So, not much is known about it yet, but leaked renders show a dual camera setup and a home button with an embedded fingerprint scanner, neighbored by a couple of capacitive navigational keys -- pretty standard, go-to design for a solid Android phone. Price is said to be around €520 ($610-ish) in Europe, which would be quite cool if true. But what specs do we get for that price?
July 31, 2017
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Nokia 9 gets benchmarked by AnTuTu revealing specs for the high-end model
The Nokia 9 is the high end version of the new series of Nokia branded smartphones released by licensee HMD. A smidgen more than a week ago, the phone was benchmarked on Geekbench and put up noteworthy scores of 2255 on the single-core test and 7770 on the multi-core test. Today, the handset was discovered on the AnTuTu benchmark site which revealed some specs belonging to the device.
June 2, 2017
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Nokia 9 leak shows off dual cameras, 5.3-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835
An early look at the Nokia 9 shows off a device with a lot of potential.
May 22, 2017
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Nokia 9 rumor review: specs, price, release date
The king has returned, and it wants its crown back. Nokia has licensed the Finnish company HMD Global to produce handsets with the iconic brand, and it's been doing a pretty good job so far. Three Android smartphones have already been released, which took some emerging markets by storm.
June 12, 2017
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Nokia 9 shown off in leaks with Snapdragon 835, dual 13MP camera, 5.3" QHD display
Images and a hands-on of the upcoming Nokia 9 (earlier rumored as the Nokia 8) have been posted online by the folk over at frandroid.com, albeit wrapped in an enclosure designed to keep its design away from prying eyes. What it doesn't hide is the connectors required for operation, and this means confirmation of a Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
May 22, 2017
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Nokia 9, 8, 7, and 2 chipsets have allegedly leaked online
After first hearing the semi-official confirmation of upcoming new smartphones from HMD Global under the Nokia brand name, we've been expecting to start seeing more concrete info about the devices themselves -- sure, we've enjoyed a fair amount of speculation before, but all of it is many months old now, and often contradictory.
July 13, 2017
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Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want it, you don't want it
Overpriced and underpowered, the Nokia 3310 is a feature phone for the hipster elite.
May 24, 2017
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Nokia 3310 unboxing: It finally arrived
The Nokia 3310 is the only feature phone that has generated any buzz whatsoever in recent years. It signified the return of the former mobile king, but does it have anything in common with its now 17-year-old predecessor?
June 16, 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 sign patent license agreement, ending their second patent dispute
Apple and Nokia have a long history of law disputes. Between 2009 and 2011 the two companies were at each other's throats, since Nokia sued Apple for patent infringement. The two-year battle ended with a settlement, which awarded Nokia a portion of the money for every iPhone sold to that date.
May 23, 2017
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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 and Xiaomi sign a mystery patent exchange agreement, hint at future partnership in AR and VR tech
If you've been reading the news lately, you might have heard a fresh rumor that upcoming Nokia devices could be equipped with a Xiaomi-designed Surge chipset. But this isn't the only recent piece of news regarding Xiaomi and Nokia, as the two companies have just announced a strategic partnership, consisting of the latter licensing a number of patents to the former, buying others, the two collaborating on building network equipment, and also opening up to the possibility of future partnerships in areas such as augmented and virtual reality.
July 5, 2017
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Nokia and Zeiss brands reunite for the Android era
HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is now rekindling an old partnership with Zeiss camera lenses. Nokia-built phones used Carl Zeiss optics for years, heralding it as a selling point for the popular N95 smartphone a decade ago. HMD is now bringing back the Zeiss branding on Nokia-branded phones in a move designed to position its devices with yet another logo and push the idea of a superior camera on consumers.
July 6, 2017
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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 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 hires former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America
Nokia today announced that it has hired Gregory Lee, former President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. Lee will be taking on the role of President of Nokia Technologies and a member of the Group Leadership team.
June 30, 2017
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Nokia inks wide-ranging deal with Xiaomi: Not just IP and handsets
Oh Mi goodness
July 12, 2017
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Nokia is once again partnering with Zeiss to make its cameras stand out
Nokia is teaming up with Zeiss to deliver the "ultimate imaging experience possible on a smartphone."
July 6, 2017
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Nokia is teaming up with Zeiss to deliver the "ultimate imaging experience"
Nokia's 808 and Lumia 1020 are still regarded by some as the best camera smartphones ever made. The devices' outstanding image quality was the result of a collaboration between the Finnish handset-maker and lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss. But things have changed a lot since the 808 was launched in 2012, and HMD Global now has the exclusive rights to Nokia's brand name.
July 6, 2017
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Nokia regrets disappointing users with its rebranded health app
When Nokia acquired the health tech company Withings in 2016, it decided to completely rebrand it as Nokia Health. This included hardware, and software. All was good until the Finnish company replaced the Withings Health Mate app with a Nokia-branded one.
July 10, 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 cameras will soon be Zeiss as nice
The two brands once teamed up for a 41-megapixel phone camera. Now they've got new ideas up their sleeve
July 6, 2017
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Nokia pushes important update to its Health Mate app following user backlash
Finnish company Nokia made a blunder recently after rebranding the Withings Health Mate app and releasing a new version that messed up things pretty bad for users. Apparently, the first iteration of the Nokia Health Mate app was full of bugs. It was so bad that users have started to ask Nokia to republish the older version of the app.
July 11, 2017
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Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI
Three Nokia-branded smartphones have been unleashed on the market this year, but more are expected to arrive by the end of 2017. Finnish company HMD Global successfully gained possession of many of Microsoft's design patents after Nokia gave the former the right to use its name for any smartphones, tablets and feature phones plans to launch on the market.
July 27, 2017
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Nokia Smartphones to Exclusively Use Zeiss Optics
HMD Global and Zeiss on Thursday announced that they had signed an agreement under which upcoming Nokia-branded smartphones will use Zeiss-branded optics exclusively. The companies said that they would co-develop imaging capabilities of future handsets, but did not elaborate when to expect actual devices on the market.
July 6, 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'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, 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 unveils the major specifications of its upcoming S30 mini smartphone
After having foreshadowed the release of its latest smartphones earlier this month, NOMU has now revealed more comprehensive specifications of the upcoming S30 mini. In many respects, the S30 mini follows in the footsteps of its bigger brother but the company has told Neowin that it contains a couple of differentiating features which include a waterproof USB port that eliminates the rubber gasket and an LED indicator to indicate charging status.
June 29, 2017
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Non-Droid Moto Z receives Soak Test that includes Android 7.1.1 and the June security patch
Last week, the Moto Z Play Droid became the first Moto model in the U.S. to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. Today Motorola has started to soak test Android 7.1.1 on the non-Droid version of the Moto Z. Some of those who own the device and subscribe to the Motorola Feedback Network were given the option to participate in the soak test. If you happen to be one of them, you might receive the update today on your handset. Remember, the idea behind these tests is to give the manufacturer feedback on the update so that changes can be made before all users are affected.
June 12, 2017
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Nope, not iPhone 8 -- This is Android Andy Rubin's new Essential
The battle for next-generation phone mindshare just got a new entrant -- and it's Essential.
May 30, 2017
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'Northstar': Images reveal Microsoft's cancelled aluminum-bodied Windows 10 Mobile flagship
Over a year ago, in February 2016, an unannounced high-end Windows phone appeared on benchmarking service GFXBench. That appearance came just a few months after Microsoft had launched its Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagship phones, and indicated that the company was already working on its next range-topping handsets, with (at the time) next-gen Snapdragon 820 processors.
May 31, 2017
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Note 8, S9 and beyond: The buttonless future of Samsung phones
How do you trim down even more screen bezel? Make the softkeys entirely optional. And with its latest GS8 update, Samsung is already halfway there.
July 3, 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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Nougat share rises to double digits but so many Android devices still run KitKat and below
More Android devices are being upgraded to Nougat, but the going is slow.
July 7, 2017
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Nova Launcher 5.3 is now available on Google Play
The folks behind Nova Launcher, one of the most appreciated third-party launchers available on Android, today released a new stable version of the software: 5.3. Coming only several weeks after version 5.2, Nova Launcher 5.3 introduces support for Google Now, although users won't get this by default.
June 30, 2017
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Nova Launcher adds Google Now support for Android Lollipop devices
It was only last week when we reported that Nova Launcher would be adding support for the Google Now pane through a companion app. Now, the developer has expanded the feature to support devices with Android Lollipop.
June 22, 2017
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Nova Launcher finally adds Google Now pane swipe support through companion app
It was only a couple of days ago that we covered news about a developer adding support to Launcher3 for the Google Now pane swipe, usually restricted to Google Pixel phones. Now, Nova Launcher has got in on the action, enabling the functionality for any device running Marshmallow or higher, and more importantly, without the need to "root" it.
June 15, 2017
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Nova Launcher finally gets true Google Now integration on home screen, here's how to enable it
Nova Launcher is finally getting support for one of the most highly-requested features from the Android community -- Google Now integration. Ever since Google introduced Now in 2012, the convenient homescreen side pane has been at the top of the wishlists of countless Nova Launcher users who were not willing to switch away from their favorite, highly-customizable launcher. However, for a number of technical reasons, Now integration could not be easily added to Nova Launcher.
June 15, 2017
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Nova Launcher gets a Google Now pane by jumping through hoops
Google Now Launcher, eat your heart out.
June 14, 2017
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Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?
And what about Brexit, huh?
June 15, 2017
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Nubia unveils $590 Z17 handset with Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM and Quick Charge 4.0+
Nubia has launched an impressive handset that offers top-end specifications for around $600 USD. The Z17 is the latest in its lineup and offers a simple design and array of features that should satisfy most.
June 1, 2017
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Official file management app for iOS spotted on the App Store
With WWDC set to kick off soon, there has been a good number of Apple-related rumors and leaks making their way online. A sizeable chunk of that information has come from a poster on Reddit with purported connections to Foxconn, who touched on products including a home speaker, AR glasses, and the MacBook Air that could perhaps be put out to pasture.
June 5, 2017
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Official video promotes the updated rear camera on the Moto Z2 Play
Earlier this morning, Motorola made the Moto Z2 Play official. Besides a smaller battery, a new chipset and some design changes, Motorola also made some improvements to the rear camera on the device. These changes are highlighted in a new video released by the manufacturer today.
June 1, 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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Oh, wow, Canada: No more carrier-locked phones for Canucks
And no fees for unshackling mobes, either -- all from December this year
June 15, 2017
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OLED iPhones may be here to stay, Apple tipped to front LG $2.7 billion for a supply line
LG might be keeping mum on exactly how much may Apple be fronting it for its giant investment in OLED display production, but industry sources are quickly swooping in to fill the void with numbers, as usual. Previously, they speculated that Apple may be responsible for $1.7 billion of the $8.5 billion total OLED panel-making bill, but now they up the ante with a cool billion more.
July 28, 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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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 (or five) reasons you'll love the OnePlus 5
2016 turned out to be a breakout year for OnePlus.
June 13, 2017
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OnePlus 2 is getting OxygenOS 3.5.9 update that fixes a pesky VoLTE bug
By now it's clear that OnePlus 2 will never be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, despite the fact that its hardware would probably run the new OS pretty smoothly.
July 5, 2017
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OnePlus 2 receiving OxygenOS 3.6.0 update, here is what's new
In a surprising turn of events, OnePlus released a maintenance update for the OnePlus 2 last week, something that did not happen for quite some time. Today, the Chinese company announced a new update is making its way to the OnePlus 2.
July 10, 2017
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OnePlus 3 and 3T gain new launcher, many optimizations in the latest OxygenOS update
The updates keep coming for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and even the newest flagship killer, the OnePlus 5, received two updates since its market release less than two weeks ago.
July 3, 2017
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OnePlus 3 and 3T get new OxygenOS update based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
After upgrading the 3 and 3T to Android 7.0 Nougat at the beginning of the year, OnePlus brought Android 7.1.1 to both handsets in March. Now, the company is rolling out a further update to the two devices, but it's not based on the latest Android 7.1.2 version that Google released two months ago.
June 7, 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 and 3T will be updated to Android O
The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both be updated to Android O, the newest version of Google's operating system. OnePlus founder and chief executive Pete Lau confirmed that the two phones will be kept up to date in a tweet.
May 31, 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 3T and OnePlus 3 to get Android O updates by the end of the year
Last month, OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 (both released in 2016) would be updated to Android O. While there was no time frame given, owners of the two handsets are certainly hoping that the updates will arrive this year. And it looks like they will.
June 26, 2017
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OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 will get Android O
OnePlus has been great when it comes to supporting the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3. The company has released a ton of software updates for the two flagships, including an upgrade to Android 7 Nougat. But it will not be long before Google takes the wraps off Android O, so what can users expect?
May 31, 2017
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OnePlus 3T is being discontinued to make way for the OnePlus 5
You'll soon no longer be able to buy a OnePlus 3T, but that's not a bad thing.
May 25, 2017
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OnePlus 3T will continue to be on sale in India until 'later this year'
OnePlus 3T isn't getting discontinued in India.
May 26, 2017
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OnePlus 5 2x tele camera uses 1.6x optical in combination with digital zoom
When we shot our sample images with the brand new OnePlus 5 we noticed that the dual-camera's 2x tele-module did not quite deliver the pixel-level image quality you would expect from the 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor. Images showed low levels of fine detail and looked as if they had been upscaled which would point towards some form of digital zoom implementation.
June 22, 2017
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OnePlus 5 battery life test results are out: very solid performance, but not quite a 2-day affair
The OnePlus 5 is as controversial of a phone as they get: an iPhone-inspired look and a dual camera with Portrait mode just like the one on the 7 Plus, but also a clean and mean Android interface with one of the fastest processors around. Sprinkle a bit of jelly scrolling effect issues for color, and a ton of hype, and you start to get a more complete picture.
July 3, 2017
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OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery
Today OnePlus has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, which comes with a dual-camera setup that combines a main camera with a 1/2.8" 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and F1.7 aperture with a 2x tele-lens that captures images on a 20MP 1/2.8" Sony IMX 350 sensor features an F2.6 aperture.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 camera tips and tricks
The best camera is the one you have with you -- but the photographer is important, too.
July 7, 2017
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OnePlus 5 compared to the best smartphone cameras: OP5 versus Galaxy S8 versus Google Pixel versus iPhone 7 Plus
Just like any major phonemaker striving to deliver a top-notch product in 2017, OnePlus too has put considerable effort into making the camera of the OnePlus 5 something special. After touting partnership with DxO and claiming the OP5 to have the highest resolution dual camera on any smartphone ever, we were more than a little bit curious to see just how well it performed in reality.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus 5 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 processor, surprising nobody
The upcoming OnePlus 5 will have a Snapdragon 835 processor, matching the top-end power offered by just about every other flagship launched in 2017. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made a post on the OnePlus Forums to confirm everyone's suspicions on the processor choice, and go further in depth on performance aspirations for the OnePlus 5.
May 24, 2017
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OnePlus 5 Dash charging comparison versus the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel: still crazy fast!
OnePlus is always proud of its Dash Charge charging solution and it will never miss a chance to tell you how awesome it is. And rightfully so -- anyone that has ever charged its compliant OnePlus device with the dedicated Dash Charger knows that you are extremely unlikely to live that wall hugger life. The company promises "a full day of power in half an hour", and for the most part, this promise does not stray away from reality.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode
The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 fails at 4K video: comparison vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The OnePlus 5 is the new kid on the flagship smartphone block, but how does it do when it comes to 4K video recording? We test its video stabilization (or lack thereof) against the popular Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and relies on electronic IS only, while the iPhone 7 Plus support both OIS and EIS.
June 22, 2017
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OnePlus 5 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint sensor
OnePlus is slowly releasing more information about its upcoming flagship killer, the OnePlus 5. After teasing the possible color options, the Chinese maker now reveals the processor that powers it and the location of the fingerprint sensor.
May 24, 2017
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OnePlus 5 gets its first update, see what's included in OxygenOS 4.5.2
OnePlus 5 is getting its very first update, a day before the handset officially hits the shelves in Europe and North America. Rolling out as OxygenOS 4.5.2, the new patch weighs in at 36MB.
June 26, 2017
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OnePlus 5 gets OxygenOS 4.5.2 and root
OnePlus is among the few vendors that provide frequent updates for their smartphones. And it continues this tradition with its latest flagship killer, the OnePlus 5, which just received a software update over the air before its highly anticipated open release on June 27.
June 26, 2017
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OnePlus 5 gets yet another software update, fixing various issues
Just over two weeks after launching its new flagship-class phone, OnePlus has released yet another update to the device.
July 6, 2017
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OnePlus 5 has a DxOMark Mobile score of 87
We always desire to have a winning score.
July 6, 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 has an audio problem too
There is no such thing as a problem-free smartphone, and the OnePlus 5 is no exception. A few issues have cropped up since customers started getting their hands on the new flagship killer, and now we can add one more to that list.
July 3, 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 is now official: powerhouse with dual camera, Portrait mode and... copycat design
And the most striking thing about it is certainly the eery similarity to the iPhone 7 Plus: it's basically a clone of Apple's design, featuring what looks like the same dual camera system with the same portrait mode secondary lens in tow, the same black color, the same aluminum build and even the same crescent antenna lines.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 is the company's 'fastest-selling device ever'
People can't wait to get their hands on the OnePlus 5.
June 21, 2017
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OnePlus 5 lags behind the latest flagships in DxO rankings
Before unveiling its latest flagship, OnePlus announced that it had partnered with DxO to improve the camera performance of the OnePlus 5. That was interesting mainly for one reason: DxO, on top of making software that enhances photos, frequently puts popular smartphones to the test to assess their photo and video quality.
July 7, 2017
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OnePlus 5 launches with current highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone
OnePlus today introduced its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 and it is pretty obvious that the Chinese manufacturer has put a lot of emphasis on the device's camera design. The OnePlus 5 comes with the currently highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone.
June 19, 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 be available in four color options
As we are getting closer to the launch of the eagerly-awaited OnePlus 5, we are learning more things about the upcoming flagship killer. We know its name, when it will be released, and what sort of improvements we can expect to see in the camera department.
May 24, 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 may get UI themes and a blue light filter, new teasers suggest
Another day, another teaser for the OnePlus 5 has come out ahead of the phone's official announcement. In fact, two new posts have appeared on the OnePlus Twitter page in the last 24 hours, both giving us hints about changes we can expect.
June 15, 2017
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OnePlus 5 may reboot when you call 911
When we talk about bugs in smartphone software we typically mention issues that may be annoying, but not life-threatening. This one is an exception.
July 18, 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 OxygenOS 4.5.5 update brings Wi-Fi, calling + video improvements
OnePlus continues to push ahead with incremental updates for its new flagship phone.
July 6, 2017
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OnePlus 5 passes a scratch, burn, and bend test with flying colors
No phone can be considered durable, until someone tests it to the extremes. And one of the most credible torture tests is the iconic "Scratch, Burn, Bend" test by Zack at the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel.
June 21, 2017
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OnePlus 5 performs well in DxOMark Mobile test, misses top spot by three points
The engineers at DxO Labs have put the brand new OnePlus 5 through the DxOMark Mobile testing process, and the phone did not disappoint.
July 6, 2017
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OnePlus 5 photography sample sparks a mixed reaction
OnePlus continues to drip-feed us snippets of information about its upcoming OnePlus 5. We've already learned that the company has teamed up with DxO to improve the photography side of things, and now we have been treated to the first official sample photo shot on a OnePlus 5.
May 30, 2017
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OnePlus 5 price and release date
OnePlus has been on a bit of a hectic schedule as of late. The introduction of the OnePlus 3 in June 2016 was quickly followed up by the release of the OnePlus 3T in November of the same year, and now, 7 months later, another high-end device from the Chinese manufacturer has broken cover.
June 19, 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 Q&A: Ask us anything!
We are certain that by now, many of you have formed their opinion on the OnePlus 5, one of the more controversial handsets released in a while. Some love it, some hate it, but few in-between remain indifferent to it.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus 5 Q&A: Your questions answered!
We are certain that by now, many of you have formed their opinion on the OnePlus 5, one of the more controversial handsets released in a while. Some love it, some hate it, but few in-between remain indifferent to it.
June 30, 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 revealed in leaked image, confirming dual rear cameras
Android Police, which published the image, said it's "highly confident" that it's an accurate representation of the device, having verified its authenticity with a second source. The image confirms that the OnePlus 5 will have dual rear cameras, although it debunks an earlier 'photo' purporting to show the handset with the two rear cameras stacked vertically in the center of the device.
June 6, 2017
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OnePlus 5 review:
The wunderkind gets more wonderful
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 review: 10 key takeaways
The OnePlus 5 is a nearly $500 phone that shoots for the stars... the stars being Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxies.
July 5, 2017
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OnePlus 5 review: A second opinion
OnePlus's latest is the fastest phone out there right now. And despite some reservations around its highly finicky camera setup, it's hard not to recommend for the price.
July 10, 2017
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OnePlus 5 review: This mid-range Android phone is speedy inside, but stale outside
Uninspired design notwithstanding, the OnePlus 5 delivers great performance in an affordable Android phone.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus 5 review--The best sub-$500 phone you can buy
Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and near-stock Android for $479? Sign us up.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 shows up on benchmarking site GFXBench
Just yesterday, we spotted the OnePlus 5 on Geekbench, and the listing revealed some of the specs that we should see on the latest flagship killer.
June 9, 2017
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OnePlus 5 size comparison versus Galaxy S8, S8+, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6, OnePlus 3, Google Pixel, and others
OnePlus' worst kept secret, the OnePlus 5, is now official, ready to tackle on the vast selection of excellent devices available on the market. Of course, we are talking about the likes of the Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7, the LG G6, the Google Pixel, and the HTC U 11.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 Slate Gray versus Midnight Black: which one to choose
The OnePlus 5 is here in two undeniably badass, yet confusingly similar color variants: Slate Gray and Midnight Black. Isn't it curious why OnePlus would offer two versions of its phone that are this similar? It turns out there's a lot that separates Slate Gray from Midnight Black aside from the slight difference in shade. Here's what you should keep in mind when choosing which color to go for...
June 19, 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 specs: Snapdragon 835, 3,300mAh battery, optional 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
Specs! Get your specs here!
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 teardown confirms three-layer design, chips hard to replace
The OnePlus 5 got the teardown treatment at MyFixGuide's facility. Teardowns are always great for an uncensored look at a smartphone's innards, so here are some of the photos the editors took, alongside interesting observations. Like the OnePlus 5's design itself, there's nothing all that exotic to be encountered during disassembly or repair.
June 23, 2017
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OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: Make the most of your flagship killer
OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the "Never Settle" slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.
June 23, 2017
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OnePlus 5 to retain headphone jack with different position, Carl Pei reveals on Twitter
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is one amusing man. Bearing the username @getpeid, he often takes to Twitter to interact with fans of the brand, and some of the conversations that occur can get particularly intriguing, not to mention humorous, before a flagship release from the company.
May 22, 2017
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OnePlus 5 TV ad shows India the upcoming smartphone in full
It feels as though we've been waiting a long time for the arrival of the OnePlus 5, but the big day is finally upon us -- the smartphone launches tomorrow. There have been a huge number of leaks about the latest version of the flagship killer, teasing us with little glimpses of what to expect. But now a TV ad has aired in India that reveals everything.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 unboxing and first look
The OnePlus 5 has finally arrived in our office and we are eager to learn all about it first hand.
June 22, 2017
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OnePlus 5 Unveiled With Snapdragon 835 and Dual Cameras for $479
Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus has made its name over the last few years by offering high-end specs for a much lower price than more established smartphone makers. It'd developed something of a cult following, too. The run-up to the OnePlus 5 announcement was filled with rumors and leaks, and now we have all the details.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 update eats all the small bugs prior to wide release
OxygenOS 4.5.3 is here, and it's nice to see OnePlus working so hard.
June 28, 2017
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OnePlus 5 updated to Oxygen 4.5.2 with camera optimizations and more
The newly launched OnePlus 5 has been updated to Oxygen OS version 4.5.2, gaining a variety of bug fixes and optimizations, including to the camera. The update is being delivered to handset owners who got their hands on a device early over-the-air. Anyone purchasing a phone starting tomorrow will find the latest OS already installed. Though OnePlus details the phone elements that are improved by the update, it doesn't go into any details about how they're optimized.
June 26, 2017
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OnePlus 5 users complain of major battery drain issues after 911 fix
It's been a week since OnePlus addressed a weird issue with its flagship that behaved erratically when an emergency number was dialed. The Chinese company was quick to release a small software update that patched the issue which was explained in an official statement later on.
July 28, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus HTC U11: More money, more quality
We have so many great high-end smartphone choices this year.
June 29, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the telephoto lenses
The OnePlus 5 is one of the hottest phones of the season. High spec'd and aggressively priced to give the current top flagships a run for their money, the OnePlys 5 manages to impress with great all-around performance and sleek, albeit familiar, design. But the phone's main selling point--or at least one of its biggest selling points--is the new, iPhone-insiperd dual-camera system on its back.
July 3, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus LG G6: A duel of dual cameras
Four rear cameras. Two phones. Which one offers the better deal? That's what we're going to find out.
July 6, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus OnePlus 3T versus OnePlus 3: Spec comparison
A year of OnePlus phones at a glance.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus OnePlus 3T: Five key differences
Excellent, attractive, complete -- these are just some of the superlatives which many reviewers used to describe the OnePlus 3 and 3T when the two smartphones premiered last year. The Chinese manufacturer really managed to live up to its "Never Settle" motto in 2016, bringing handsets that looked, felt, and performed like high-end flagships, while costing less than $500 at the same time.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus Samsung Galaxy S8 camera comparison: Playing catch-up
No matter what we pay for phones, we always want a great camera.
June 22, 2017
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OnePlus 5 will be 'the thinnest flagship phone' says CEO
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has just let a little more slip about the upcoming OnePlus 5. According to a Weibo post by the company founder, the OnePlus 5 will be "the thinnest flagship phone" when it launches later this summer. Importantly, Lau says that the thinness does not mean compromises have been made.
May 31, 2017
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OnePlus 5: 7 things that would've made it better
It's here, folks -- the OnePlus 5 has been unveiled and officially launched. Almost anyone who's into smartphones has heard of the company -- the relatively young brand that split away from Oppo some 3 years ago and has since become famous for two things: affordable flagship-grade smartphones and sometimes questionable guerilla marketing tactics.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: All the official images
That's not a piece of news that you'd miss - OnePlus has finally made the OnePlus 5 official, much to the delight of its fans and much to the chagrin of all those that are not keen on its iPhone 7 Plus-like design.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: CEO hints at fingerprint on the front
Not the back. Or the side. Or under the screen.
May 24, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Do you really need 8GB of RAM in a phone?
Nope. But it opens a lot of possibilities.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know about the budget flagship
The OnePlus 5 is here, bringing a Snapdragon 835 chip, dual camera system, and higher price tag.
June 15, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know about the mid-range flagship
The OnePlus 5 is here, bringing a Snapdragon 835 chip, dual camera system, and higher price tag. But is is worth it?
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Should you upgrade?
The OnePlus 5 is now official, and it does look like a very solid device. With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, at least 6 GB of RAM, and plenty of storage, it definitely boasts flagship hardware specs. Pair this with the very lightweight OxygenOS, and you get a device that has the potential to outperform a lot of the top players in the market right now.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: The new features
Skipping the "4" and going straight to "5", because it's bad luck in China, OnePlus finally made the next entry in its "flagship killer" line official. Meet the OnePlus 5!
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus 5: Top things you need to know
It's time to get to know the OnePlus 5.
June 23, 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 5's audio problem: left and right audio channels are inverted with video recordings
It's been a rollercoaster of a launch week for OnePlus; following extraordinary hype surrounding its launch, the OnePlus 5 was soon discovered to have a few oddities with its display, which the company explained away as "natural,' and without a fix.
July 3, 2017
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OnePlus accused of installing cheat codes for benchmarks with new handset
Benchmarks aren't useful anyway, says cofounder
June 21, 2017
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OnePlus brings its custom OnePlus Launcher to Google Play
OnePlus Launcher comes to the Play Store.
July 24, 2017
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OnePlus cash equals 5: Rebel flagship joins upmarket Android crew
All the details on the less cheap-as-chips device
July 27, 2017
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OnePlus CEO hints that its new handset will contain UFS storage
A weibo post disseminated by OnePlus co-founder and CEO Liu Zuohu (better known as Pete Lau in the English speaking media) hints that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS (Universal Flash Storage). In the post, the executive noted that UFS has become a selling point for high-end flagship smartphones. While he didn't come right out and state that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS storage, it would seem like a strange point to make if the new model was going to stick with eMMC storage.
June 13, 2017
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OnePlus CEO Lau shares OnePlus 5 camera sample taken in low-light
OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has a great job. After all, he gets to take any new OnePlus handset out for a spin whenever his heart desires. Recently, Lau checked out a OnePlus 5 model and took at least one photo under low-light conditions. From what we can see of this night time snapshot, it shows a clear sky framing this odd-shaped building.
June 7, 2017
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OnePlus CEO says OnePlus 5 will be "the thinnest flagship phone"
The OnePlus 5 is officially launching sometime this summer, and we already know that it's going to be a very powerful smartphone - thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. We also know that the upcoming handset features a rear camera made in collaboration with DxO, has a fingerprint scanner on the front, and (most likely) won't ditch the standard 3.5mm headset jack.
May 31, 2017
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OnePlus CEO shares another black and white portrait taken with the OnePlus 5
You probably have heard that by now - the OnePlus 5 is going official on June 20, succeeding the OnePlus 3T as the company's best-spec'd device. With powerful internals in tow, namely a Snapdragon 835 and supposedly some 8GB of RAM, the fifth flagship iteration will also boast dual cameras at the back, as is trendy these days.
June 12, 2017
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei addresses the "iPhone 7 lookalike" concerns for the OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 -- the anticipated "flagship killer" of 2017 -- is right around the corner and, after teasing the device numerous times, the company actually revealed its looks well before the announcement day. The shown render confirmed previous leaks and concerns that the device would look a lot like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
June 15, 2017
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei clarifies that the OnePlus 5 does not have 2x optical zoom
After months of waiting, OnePlus finally revealed its latest handset this week, the OnePlus 5. While there are a lot of things to like about the device, the firm was keen on explaining the improvements it had made from previous efforts with its new camera. The device offers a dual sensor camera, which has become quite popular over the past year with many manufacturers.
June 22, 2017
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OnePlus confirms that Android O is coming to the 3 and 3T
OnePlus is preparing to launch its new flagship-class handset, the 5, and is already winding down sales of its latest device, the 3T. Last week, the company promised that it would deliver "more software updates" to both the 3T, and its predecessor, the 3.
May 31, 2017
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OnePlus debuts trade-in program to sweeten the deal on the OnePlus 5
OnePlus has just opened sales of the OnePlus 5 on its website, so if you live in Europe, you can order the smartphone from just about any country. However, if you can't afford to pay the hefty amount of €500 or more for the OnePlus flagship, the Chinese company is trying to sweeten the deal with a trade-in program.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus discontinues software support for the OnePlus 2, no Android Nougat incoming
Two months ago OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X owners kicked off a Thunderclap campaign in the hopes the Chinese company will start releasing updates for these two phones just like it does with its high-end phones, the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
June 2, 2017
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OnePlus doesn't consider the "jelly effect" on the OnePlus 5 as an issue
OnePlus has responded to complaints about the weird "jelly effect" which can be observed on some units of its new flagship - the OnePlus 5.
June 30, 2017
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OnePlus had a lot of interesting early OnePlus 5 designs
From OnePlus 3.5 to Huawei P10 to iPhone 7 Plus.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus had no real reason to abandon the OnePlus 2, and it won't need one for the 5, either
Good news, everybody -- the OnePlus 5 is finally official! What this hopefully means is that the company's hype campaign for the device will thankfully die down soon, at least for a short amount of time. But aggressive and slightly irritating as it was, it sure worked: the 5 is eagerly being awaited by a ton of fans, nevermind its slightly higher price and... unimaginative design.
June 19, 2017
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OnePlus Launcher arrives to the Google Play Store, but most won't be able to install it
OnePlus has been in the news quite a bit lately for issues here and there in regards to its latest handset, the OnePlus 5. Beyond the bad press, the company has been making moves by breaking apart components of its OxygenOS and making it available as individual apps on the Google Play Store. The latest offering has the firm releasing one of the more core components of its OS, the OnePlus Launcher as a separate download.
July 25, 2017
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OnePlus Launcher goes live on Google Play Store
After uploading its Weather app on the Google Play Store, OnePlus silently made another of its apps available for download via the digital store.
July 24, 2017
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OnePlus officially shows off the OnePlus 5, dual camera confirmed
Revealed by OnePlus itself, the render - seen above - tells us that the OnePlus 5 features "dual cameras" for "clearer photos." This dual camera seemingly looks a lot like the rear camera of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, though it's probably best for us to leave this comparison for when we'll have a OnePlus 5 in our hands.
June 8, 2017
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OnePlus official statement suggests the OnePlus 3T could be discontinued soon (Confirmed)
OnePlus is readying its new flagships smartphones, the OnePlus 5, but at the same time plans to cut short the support for some of its older handsets. Already the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X aren't receiving enough attention from the Chinese company, so it's no surprise that much newer devices will be getting the same treatment.
May 25, 2017
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OnePlus owners are getting "spammed" with notifications to join a survey to win a OnePlus 5
Around the time the OnePlus 5 was announced, the company started pushing notification to owners of older OnePlus phones to let them know about the new announcement. Now that the phone has been released, the company has again started pushing notifications, though this time around it's sending invitations to join a survey with the chance to win a OnePlus 5.
July 25, 2017
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OnePlus promises to fix the jelly effect on the OnePlus 5, but can it really?
As more customers complain their OnePlus 5 devices are affected by the "jelly scrolling" issue, the Chinese company is trying to address the problem. After claiming earlier this week the so-called jelly effect is in fact "natural," OnePlus support is now saying that its engineers are working to address the problem.
June 30, 2017
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OnePlus really wants you to know the 5 will have two cameras
The OnePlus 5 gets another camera teaser, this time in video.
June 9, 2017
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OnePlus releases OxygenOS Open Beta 17/8 -- here's what's new
On top of the official software releases, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 users also have access to beta versions of OxygenOS. The builds, which are labeled "Open Beta," typically add new features and improvements to the Android distribution, but may also cause some issues -- something that's to be expected, given their nature.
June 1, 2017
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OnePlus releases software update to fix OnePlus 5 '911 reboot' issue
The OnePlus 5 may have a pretty dangerous '911' bug.
July 18, 2017
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OnePlus reveals the first photo taken with the OnePlus 5
Not long after announcing that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will feature a main camera made in collaboration with DxO, OnePlus today revealed the very first (public) photo shot with said camera.
May 29, 2017
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OnePlus rolls out a referral program ahead of OnePlus 5 launch
Save some cash on OnePlus accessories with its referral program.
May 29, 2017
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OnePlus rolls out new OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T, here is what's new
The OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that address many of the issues reported by users. Either it's the Open Beta ring or the closed beta channel, OnePlus pushes new updates for these smartphones almost on a weekly basis.
July 18, 2017
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OnePlus says 'jelly' scrolling effect on OnePlus 5 is normal
OnePlus' latest flagship phone has gotten critical acclaim for its fast performance and clean software, but some owners of the new device have complained about a weird jelly-like effect that shows its face when scrolling through an app. It's something I've noticed on the OnePlus 5 review unit provided to The Verge, and a Reddit thread has other owners reporting (and speculating as to what's causing the issue) it, as well.
June 29, 2017
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OnePlus software updates schedule: Here's when your phone is getting the next version of Android
If the answer to that question is "Oh, yes!", then you're definitely interested when your device is getting the next version of Android -- after all, that's one of the vital questions pertaining to the Android scene.
July 4, 2017
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OnePlus still wants you to care about the OnePlus 5's DxOMark score
OnePlus 5's DxOMark score is about to be revealed, but the phone maker is in a tough spot.
July 5, 2017
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OnePlus team fields OnePlus 5 questions in Reddit AMA, reveals little
Every once and a while it's great to get a feel for what's going on behind the scenes of a smartphone launch.
June 26, 2017
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OnePlus teams up with Otterbox to bring you ultimate protection
Otterbox is a famous smartphone case manufacturer, best known for its rugged protective designs. OnePlus has long been known to offer fitting accessories for its "flagship killers" straight from the OnePlus.net store and it seems as it's ready to up its game even more!
June 19, 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 videos show its new phone charging faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8
Remember when the most important thing about smartphone batteries was how long they lasted for? At the time, no one cared about how fast the battery would charge up. In the last three to four years, this has changed as manufacturers started to realize that charging times were half of the equation. While Motorola has its Turbo Charging, Qualcomm has its QuickCharge technology integrated into its Snapdragon chipsets, and OnePlus has Dash Charge.
June 21, 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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Only 9 countries will receive the HTC U11 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage
HTC has produced two different versions of its new flagship phone. The HTC U11 found in the U.S. at Sprint, or unlocked from HTC, features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. But another unlocked version of the U11 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. While the latter model isn't coming to the U.S., you can still have it imported to the states.
June 8, 2017
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Only 42 Android models have been updated to a security patch from the last 2 months
This needs to get better. A lot better.
June 1, 2017
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Ookla Speedtest UWP app is now available for Windows 10 Mobile devices
Ookla's Speedtest service is one of the most popular tools in the world for people to easily test the speed of their internet connections, along with additional features such as ping tests and packet loss statistics. Many users access the tool via its website at Speedtest.net, but the company also offers it as an app across multiple platforms.
May 29, 2017
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Open sales of the OnePlus 5 are now live on the company's website
If you're one of those people who fell in love with the OnePlus 5 but for some reason missed out on the pre-order, we have some good news: open sales for the device are now officially live worldwide. This means that from now on, orders for the device will ship immediately, with no waiting period.
June 27, 2017
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Opera abandons iOS
I have been enjoying the Opera desktop web browser lately. In fact, the experience has been so good, that I have been using it on Windows 10, Linux, and macOS. The browser has many great features, plenty of extensions, and it is darn fast too.
May 26, 2017
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OPPO announces its R11 handset with a 20 MP and 16 MP rear camera running Android 7.1
While the name OPPO might not strike you with the same resonance as Samsung, the firm has had a long history building mobile phones that dates back to 2008. In its near decade of producing handsets, the company has made numerous advances in design, quality and also price.
June 6, 2017
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OPPO R11 Plus comes with 2x tele dual-cam
Back at the Mobile World Congress in February Chinese Manufacturer OPPO was demonstrating a smartphone camera module with a 5x optical zoom that was developed in cooperation with the Israeli company CorePhotonics. This technology still has not made it into a production device but today the company has launched the R11 Plus which features a dual-cam with 2x zoom factor and all around impressive camera specifications.
June 9, 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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Orders for the Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 5 now start shipping immediately
Ever since its inception, OnePlus has never really been that great at fulfilling consumer demand for its new devices. Longtime fans probably remember the dark days of the invite system, though we (thankfully) haven't seen it in action from the OnePlus 3 launch onward.
July 24, 2017
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OtterBox's new ultraslim, ultrarugged case is ultraexpensive
Billed as the company's most protective case, the new Pursuit Series for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is also one of its most expensive.
June 7, 2017
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Oukitel K10000 Pro review: The biggest of big battery smartphones
Last year, Steven Johns had a look at the original Oukitel K10000 and quite rightly pointed out that many smartphone users consider the battery life of their devices to be rather important. Unsurprisingly, that situation hasn't changed, with many people resorting to carrying portable batteries to keep their handsets charged when away from power sockets and wall warts.
July 4, 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 first official look at the OnePlus 5
We're now only a couple of weeks away from the launch of the OnePlus 5, but concrete details about the smartphone are still a little thin on the ground. And "thin" is an important word -- OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said that the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone.
June 8, 2017
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Outlook for iOS now lets you add and edit contacts, coming soon to Android
Microsoft's latest update to Outlook on iOS brings improvements to the contacts experience, and they'll soon be available to users of the app on Android too.
June 7, 2017
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Outlook's mobile makeover includes a much smarter search, powered by Microsoft Graph
Microsoft today unveiled a redesigned version of its popular Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android, which most notably includes a more intelligent search feature, powered by Microsoft Graph, along with other changes to navigation and conversations.
July 12, 2017
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Own a pooch? Use these apps to help you with everything -- from dog training to sitting, boarding, and care
Being a dog owner in today's world is a tough job by itself. Sure, it's great when our canine buddies give us all their love in the form of a tail-wagging furball that's charging at you, but when it comes to teaching some manners, basic obedience, or when you have your hands full at work and can't have Fido walked, it can get overwhelming soon.
July 4, 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 f