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2018 edition Nokia 6 hands-on: one of the best mid-rangers got better
The Nokia 6 from last year wasn't the best smartphone money could buy. Instead, it was made to be an excellent offering in its price range -- a goal that was ultimately achieved. Following the same approach, the 2018-edition Nokia 6 is to launch globally in the coming months, and at MWC 2018, we had the chance to take it for a spin.
February 27, 2018
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Alcatel 1 Series hands-on
Alcatel might be going after some ambitious efforts this year with the introduction of three brand new smartphone lines that are being announced during CES 2018, they're still widely recognized as a manufacturer that makes affordably priced devices.
January 10, 2018
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Alcatel 3v hands-on
On the first day of CES, Alcatel gave to us: three new phone series; one "flagship" level, another mid-range, the other entry level, and a partridge in a pear treeeee. OK, well they actually didn't give us anything, but rather previewed three new phones from their upcoming "series" lineup.
January 9, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q hands-on: hey there, good-looking!
Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, and announcements have been pouring over the past few days. The latest unveiling comes from Asus: the company just introduced a trio of new ZenFone 5 handsets, including the Asus ZenFone 5Z flagship.
February 27, 2018
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ASUS ZenFone 5 hands-on: This iPhone X runs Android
Yo dawg, I heard you like notches.
February 27, 2018
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Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) hands-on
It took quite some time, but it looks that Asus is finally giving into the trends. You know, the kinds that we saw happen in the smartphone market throughout 2017. The Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is the device that finally brings dual-cameras, a large screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a premium design fused into one smartphone.
January 10, 2018
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BlackBerry KEYone in bronze hands-on
What a year it's been for BlackBerry, who saw a resurgence in the smartphone market thanks to its surprisingly lauded KEYone! While many critics and consumer might've been skeptical about the phone's arrival, especially in a space where premium flagships are constantly taking a lot of the attention, the KEYone brought on a refreshing change of scenery and pace with its solid, well-rounded performance.
January 10, 2018
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Cat S61 hands-on: this phone shoots lasers and gives you thermal vision
The Cat S61 is a big, ruggedized phone that can survive a 6-foot drop on concrete, can give you thermal vision superpowers and it shoots lasers, so when we saw the company's new handset at Mobile World Congress 2018 we were eager to see what it's all about.
February 27, 2018
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Check out Android on a notch in this leaked P20 Lite hands-on video preview
Yesterday, the upcoming Huawei P20 Lite went for preorder in the country of Poland with all of its specs and features listed, pegging it squarely as Huawei's affordable alternative to the iPhone X, complete with a notch at the top.
March 15, 2018
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Essential Phone limited edition colors hands-on: just more to love
Mobile World Congress is the platform for most companies to announce their newest, most exciting devices. Not everyone has something really new to offer, so they simply do the next best thing -- show off a slight variant of an existing device. For the Essential Phone, that's exactly what happened as we got the chance to check out the exciting new limited edition colors of the phone.
February 27, 2018
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Galaxy S9 hands-on--Samsung fixes the biggest flaw of the Galaxy S8
Also: We made an AR Emoji that will forever haunt our nightmares!
February 27, 2018
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Galaxy S9 Plus hands-on: 3 ways it tops the Galaxy S9
For years, the Plus model in any Galaxy lineup has told a simple story: "The same phone, just bigger." You paid a premium for a larger screen and bigger battery, but otherwise the core features lined up with the smaller, more mainstream and cheaper Galaxy S.
February 26, 2018
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Hands on: Huawei's new P20 and P20 Pro have the camera tech you want
Huawei today announced the latest entries from its P-series, and as usual, there's a focus on mobile photography. With the dual-lens Leica camera, the P20 is pretty straightforward, but with the P20 Pro, things start to get a little nuts.
March 27, 2018
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Hands-on with Android P--Is this the beginning of a new design language?
We play "spot the differences" with the Android P Developer Preview.
March 9, 2018
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Hands-on with AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9: hey look, I'm Mickey Mouse!
At MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Samsung announced its latest flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. They come with a whole bunch of new features, including a number of camera upgrades, and without a doubt, the most... peculiar of them is AR Emoji.
February 27, 2018
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Hands-on with Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS
Fortnite has come to iOS, and I've had just under 24 hours to get some initial impressions of Epic Games's mobile battle royale.
March 16, 2018
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Hands-on with the 3-camera Huawei P20 Pro
The crucial things to know about Huawei's triple-lens phone.
March 27, 2018
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Hands-On With the Nokia 8 Sirocco: Reviving Nokia's 'Dream Phone' Concept
Nokia on Sunday introduced a new top-of-the-range, styled 'dream' phone, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Nokia quoted it as perhaps one of the most awaited addition to its latest lineup of smartphones.
February 27, 2018
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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Samsung has announced its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While changes on the surface are pretty subtle, under the hood the new models offer a range of interesting features and functions.
February 26, 2018
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Hands-on with the unreleased Microsoft Lumia 650 XL
Microsoft's Lumia 650 was a cool little phone for the time, but could it have been improved with a bigger brother?
February 15, 2018
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Hands-on: Huawei P20 Pro packs 3 cameras and a giant 40MP sensor
Huawei's P-series was one of the very first to use two rear cameras to create shallow depth of field effects and increase image quality. Now Huawei is upping the ante even more with three cameras on its newest flagship, the P20 Pro. It will cost €899 and begins shipping globally today. Unfortunately, 'globally' doesn't include the US.
March 27, 2018
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Hands-on, first impressions and your questions with BlackBerry's Motion
In the tail end of 2016, TCL purchased the rights to BlackBerry and immediately started to produce handsets. The first handset using the BlackBerry brand would be the KEYone, offering a familiar look, while also touting Android with many security and privacy customizations. During the summer it announced that sales of the device were great and that something new was on the horizon.
February 19, 2018
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Honor 7X hands-on: premium looks and 18:9 screen for just $200
Huawei's Honor sub-brand has just announced the successor to one of their most competitive mid-range devices -- the Honor 7X. Stepping up its class-factor with an all-metal body and a new 18:9 display, Honor manages to shave off 50 dollars from the 6X's original $250 price and deliver a more premium-looking device while doing it.
December 5, 2017
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Honor View 10 hands-on preview: Flagship killer killer?
Honor's latest premium phone is gunning for the OnePlus 5T, with competitive specs, a matching price and AI camera features.
December 5, 2017
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Honor View 10 hands-on: Honor's best phone yet?
It's been a busy morning for Honor. Announcing the successor to their mid-range powerhouse, the 7X, the company followed up with the announcement of the highest-end Honor device yet, the Honor View 10.
December 5, 2017
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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro hands-on preview: Triple threat
Huawei's new flagship phone is encased in a beautiful glass chassis, and boasts an absolutely bonkers triple-camera setup.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Hands-On: Embrace the Notch
It's time to have a serious discussion about the Notch. Love it or hate it, the Notch is going to be a defining element of major smartphones this year. The latest adherent to the Notch philosophy is the Huawei P20 family, being announced in Paris today.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro hands-on: Lust-worthy contenders with serious cameras
Things haven't necessarily been going in Huawei's favor of late. Heading into the new year, the Chinese company made an ambitious push over the crucial holiday period by ramping up advertisements here in the US about "the best phone you've never head of," which was the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
March 27, 2018
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iPhone SE 2 Apparently Leaks Out in Latest Hands-on Video and Features the iPhone X Notch
A hands-on video showing what could be the iPhone SE 2 has been leaked across the web and it shows that the device is a little cross between the original iPhone SE and Apple's latest and greatest iPhone X.
March 16, 2018
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Nokia 1 hands-on
Not everyone has the money to buy a flagship caliber smartphone, and for some, they might not even have the means to pick up even a mid-ranger. HMD has been known to focus its efforts on mostly cost-conscious devices, but they're diving into new depths with its Nokia 1 -- its first affordably priced Android Go phone.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia 7 Plus hands-on: A Pixel 2 XL for the frugal set
It may not be flashy, but this is a great phone.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on
When you think about premium looking phones, devices from Samsung, LG, Apple, and Sony generally come to mind. You wouldn't think Nokia, especially in this day and age, to offer something equally as compelling in the premium market as those aforementioned players.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia 8110 4G hands-on: the banana phone is back!
Made famous by a short cameo in the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster, The Matrix, where Keanu Reeves' character opens up a package to reveal the slider phone, it's the latest classic Nokia phone to be brought back to life.
February 26, 2018
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Razer at CES 2018: Project Linda, Two Minutes Hands-On
The idea is that the phone is inserted into where the mousepad is, with the smartphone screen being used as the mousepad, the CPU, the GPU, and what the clamshell provides is a keyboard, USB and other ports, and a touch display similar in resolution to the smartphone, and some extra storage/battery, but at 13-inches. Some of the key features of the smartphone, such as the front-facing speakers, are used for audio.
January 22, 2018
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Samsung DeX Pad hands-on: new design, same core desktop experience
With the announcement of its new flagships at MWC 2018, the S9 and S9+, Samsung naturally introduced a brand-new PC-desktop accessory in the form of the DeX Pad. It's referred to as a pad this time around, as opposed to last year's DeX station, seeing that there's one practical new application that sums up the logical naming.
February 27, 2018
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Sony releases official hands-on video to present the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2
A couple of days ago, Sony went official with its brand-new phones -- the upper-midrange Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, and the budget Xperia L2. They are pretty-cool looking handsets, aimed at the traditionalists that like their phone to have that stark, rectangular look that Sony's been touting for a while now.
January 11, 2018
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Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra hands-on: No more quirks, these are just good phones
Caveats are gone, so let's start looking at Sony's phones again.
January 8, 2018
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Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on
Sony apparently loves its 'super' mid-range phones, evident in how CES 2018 is seeing a pair of brand new phones coming to market starting in February. Now, if you're the kind of user that appreciates hand-friendly sized phones, like those that are relatively easy to manipulate using just a single hand, then you'll surely appreciate what the upcoming Sony Xperia XA2 will offer.
January 8, 2018
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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra hands-on
Announced in time for CES 2018, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is one of the company's latest mid-range phones. It probably won't wow you with its design. You won't be blown by its specs sheet either. But if you're into selfies, the phone's dual selfie camera setup might spark your curiousity.
January 8, 2018
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Sony Xperia XZ2 hands-on: An entertainment powerhouse that looks as good as it sounds
Slim bezels on a Sony phone are a beautiful thing.
February 26, 2018
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The Razer Phone secretly had a Netflix HDR-ready screen (hands-on)
It'll be the first phone to do Netflix in HDR and with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, starting next month.
January 11, 2018
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Misc. - Numbers

1SecondDaily is the best app to record your daily life
Start documenting your 2018 in style!
January 4, 2018
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2 reasons why Google's Pixel 2 is the best Android for Windows phone converts
The Pixel 2 (not the OnePlus 5T) is the best Android option for former Windows phone users for a couple of important reasons.
January 10, 2018
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3 top reasons people dump Android for iPhone
These are the three reasons 30 percent of Android users are thinking about switching to iPhone, according to Creative Strategies.
December 6, 2017
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3D-Printable Clip-On Turns Smartphone Into Powerful Microscope
If there is one thing holding people back from doing more mobile science, it's the lack of a 3D printable clip-on that turns any smartphone into a fully functional microscope.
February 23, 2018
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4 Best Battery Cases for the Galaxy Note 8
Don't be the sucker holding a $1000 phone with a dead battery!
January 30, 2018
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4 tidbits we learned from Apple's record quarterly results
A deeper look into Apple's record quarter revenue.
February 2, 2018
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4 ways your phone's next camera could get more awesome
If your future phone runs on Snapdragon 845, that is.
December 6, 2017
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4K 60 FPS recording or Super slow motion? Which of these camera features is more important to you?
With smartphones getting pretty even in power and screen quality nowadays, everyone is looking for ways to make their product stand out. We have the good old custom user interfaces doing a complete Android reskin, we've also got the ones that rock a pure Android experience and touting it as an advantage.
March 12, 2018
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5 awesome Android features you probably take for granted
It's easy to forget how much Android has evolved over the years. So here are some vivid reminders of how things used to be--and how good we currently have it
February 6, 2018
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5 iconic Nokia phones we desperately want to see remade
Nokia licensor HMD has captured the attention of the phone-buying public by offering remakes of classic phones from the Finnish giant's past. It started by refreshing the iconic (and indestructable) Nokia 3310 with a new colorful and capable version. Now, it's the turn of the Nokia 8110, which is best known as the slider phone used by Neo in The Matrix.
February 26, 2018
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5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors
Android P rumor season has begun -- but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.
February 13, 2018
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5G needs a "new mindset" towards Internet rules, telcos warn
Carriers have kicked off the world's biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an "investment friendly framework" to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the playing field with Internet giants.
February 26, 2018
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5 quality gift ideas for the eco-conscious tech lover
I must admit, there's no better feeling than peeling the wrapping off a gift, only to find a brand spanking new shiny tech gadget to start examining.
December 20, 2017
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5 tips for living in harmony with the iPhone users in your life
It's inevitable that you have friends and family with iPhones. Here are some tips for living with the frenemy.
January 3, 2018
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5 tips to help Windows Mobile users switch to Android
If you got a new Android phone this holiday season, let us help you make the transition with ease.
December 26, 2017
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5G network in the U.S. to be under governmental control?
There's no doubt that 5G is the future of mobile networks. And why shouldn't it - it will be faster and more reliable while also enabling futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars, and remotely performed surgeries.
January 26, 2018
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5G phones expected in 2019 thanks to Chinese, Qualcomm pact
Qualcomm and some of the hottest Chinese manufacturers will work together to build phones with next-generation wireless technology.
January 25, 2018
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6 Google Translate tips you need to start using
Google Translate is so overflowing with features, you might not even realize everything it can do.
January 30, 2018
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6 of the best MMO games for iOS and Android (December 2017)
MMO games for mobile devices have become increasingly attractive over the last few years. A big reason for this popularity spike is the fact that nowadays, developers can create much larger and immersive projects due to the advanced hardware present in modern phones and tablets.
December 21, 2017
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6 secret Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL power tips
There's hidden treasure in Google's latest phones.
December 6, 2017
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7 Google Play Music playlists to get your blood pumping while you work out
Your best workout tool isn't a dumbbell or treadmill: it's your music!
January 22, 2018
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7 handy but hidden Android features you probably forget to use
Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.
January 25, 2018
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7 phones classified as collector's items that are worth serious money
Buying a phone is an investment that most people would spend a lot of time thinking and contemplating about, mainly because more often than not, there's a substantial amount of money that needs to be handed over.
January 30, 2018
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8 awesome Android announcements you might have missed
CES may be all about consumer electronics, but sadly that doesn't really include phones. Most companies hold off until the spring to unveil their newest handsets, and there hasn't been a big Android splash at CES since Google unveiled the Nexus One back in 2010.
January 11, 2018
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8 easy ways to make iPhone X more Microsoft-friendly
If you're a Windows fan on an iPhone, you can make Apple's phone more ... "Microsoftified." Here's how.
February 6, 2018
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8 essential Android to iOS file-transfer tips
Here are eight ways Android and iPhone/iOS users can share files with each other, including online and off-line services, apps, and storage products.
March 9, 2018
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8 top-rated iPhone X cases on Amazon
And why we think they're a good buy.
December 21, 2017
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9 of the best leather cases you can get for your Galaxy Note 8
2017 has been a great year for Samsung and its fans -- the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are great phones that dominate the mainstream, while power users finally got a Note that is available worldwide and doesn't catch fire -- the marvelous Note 8.
December 19, 2017
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10 awesome smartphone related gadgets for Star Wars fans
The latest saga in the Star Wars universe is in theaters this week, so there's definitely going to be a ton of buzz surrounding it! All the hype leading to this latest installment will have hardcore fans coming out in droves to see it in theaters, along with all of their Star Wars related paraphernalia.
December 14, 2017
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10 best RPG games for iOS and Android to play in 2018
Boys and girls, it's time to pick up that shiny new armor from the blacksmith, grab your favorite weapon, stock up on some health & mana potions, and prepare your mind and body for the adventure that lies ahead. Those dark dungeons crawling with evil spawn ain't gonna clear themselves, you know. It is your duty and destiny to lead a party into the dark reaches of these lands and cleanse them, thus restoring peace to your realm.
January 26, 2018
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10 phones that redefined Samsung's identity
Now that 2018 is finally underway, we're all eager to see what's in store for us in the flagship range. CES 2018 is seriously right around the corner, but if the trends from previous years continue to exist, we won't be seeing or hearing about anything substantial -- then again, mid-rangers are more than likely to be expected.
January 4, 2018
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10 phones with terribly designed physical keyboards
Rarely spotted in the wild nowadays, there was a time when the majority of smartphones featured physical keyboards. In the early 2000s, we saw a barrage of these so-called "smartphones" attempting to bridge the gap between the phone and mobile computing experiences -- with the aid of physical keyboards, of course. They definitely helped to emulate the desktop experience on a mobile scale!
March 6, 2018
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10 quick things you can do to make your Android phone run faster
So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't limited to budget phones either -- devices like the Galaxy S8 are also prone to the occasional slowdown after several months of usage.
December 28, 2017
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10 ways to improve your video calls
Across five of the most popular apps.
March 27, 2018
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12 Best iOS App Deals
Whether you're looking for a new productivity app or a game to kill some time on your iOS device, we've got you covered.
March 15, 2018
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12 minutes of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth for smartphones 'Special Attacks' gameplay
A look at every characters' finishers and big magic attacks.
March 15, 2018
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12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X
Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.
February 13, 2018
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15 Percent of Teens Say They've Sexted
About 15 percent of teenagers say they've shared a sexually explicit image or video of themselves over the internet or via phone messaging, researchers say.
February 26, 2018
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18:9 wallpapers that are a perfect fit for bezel-less smartphones
Infinity Displays, FullVision displays, Full View displays, 18:9, 18.5:9, "tall" aspect ratios. More and more phones are adopting bezel-less designs and implementing taller displays and that necessitates some special care when decorating the extra screen real estate. Fret not, however, for we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been tailored to fit the high resolutions and tall aspect ratios of the newest LGs, Samsungs, iPhones, Pixels, Huaweis, and whatnots.
January 11, 2018
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22 more banks and credit unions now support Apple Pay
Apple announced today that its mobile payment service Apple Pay has added 22 new banks and credit unions to the list of financial institutions that support the service.
February 20, 2018
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22 Siri productivity tips for iPhone enterprise pros
When it comes to enterprise productivity, Siri and iPhones can be incredibly helpful -- from scheduling meetings to finding and replying to email. Use these Siri tips to help you stay productive.
February 20, 2018
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24 hidden Android settings you should know about
Master your Android phone.
January 18, 2018
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24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about
Dig deeper into iOS.
January 10, 2018
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25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful
Things looked shaky for Android in its first year or two, but it has overtaken Windows as the most popular computing platform in the world. Android gained traction with device makers because it's open source and free, and users grew to love Android for the plethora of features and customization options.
December 18, 2017
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28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient
Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals -- and it's up to you to learn how to use them.
February 16, 2018
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29 MEEELLION iPhone Xs flogged... only to be end-of-life'd by summer?
Not good enough for Apple, analyst suggests
January 23, 2018
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30 of the best Android apps of 2017
2017 saw a nice bunch of useful and inventive apps hit the Play store, and a number of our older favorites got some notable updates too.
December 27, 2017
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30+ awesome minimalist wallpapers in ultra high resolutions, perfect for your smartphone and tablet
Have you ever felt like your home screen is becoming too cluttered? No matter whether you're an iPhone or an Android user, it's easy to let go and accumulate a lot of (often times) unneeded stuff on your home screen. What's worse, sometimes, even after clearing up all the junk, your phone still doesn't look as tidy as you'd hoped it would. That's why you should consider changing your wallpaper!
December 19, 2017
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37 percent of US households set to own smart speaker by the end of 2018, smart speaker owners use their phones less
Whether or on board with the idea of owning a smart home speaker or not, the latest survey by consultancy Accenture shows that some 37 percent of all US households will have at least one smart speaker by the end of 2018. The survey also suggests that sales of smart speakers will have reached the third of the population of other major markets by the end of the year.
January 8, 2018
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50+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "What time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again.
January 22, 2018
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64GB phones aren't big enough for me anymore
And the cloud is no savior either
January 26, 2018
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66 Audio Pro Voice wireless headphones review: Alexa moves out of the smart home
Wearing these on-ear cans is like strapping a pair of Echos to your head.
January 26, 2018
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157 new emojis to hit iOS and Android with the launch of Emoji 11.0
Going under the banner of Emoji 11.0, a raft of new emojis are due to hit the screen of iOS and Android devices later this year.
February 8, 2018
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911 fees paid by phone customers "stolen" by states to fill budget gaps
Diversion of 911 funds deceives consumers and may harm safety, FCC members say.
February 9, 2018
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$2,100 Huawei smartphone comes with 3 rear cameras, 2 fingerprint readers
Meet the flagship P20 Pro, available in both "normal" and crazy "Porsche Design" configs.
March 27, 2018
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256GB iPhone X now costs a staggering $1,699 in India as Apple hikes prices yet again
The Indian government is essentially forcing Apple to set up local manufacturing.
February 5, 2018
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2018 Nokia 6 leaks give us our first look at the phone
The 2018 sequel to the first Nokia-branded smartphone running Android looks like it's going to be released very soon. After earlier leaks about a TENAA certification for a phone that is believed to be the Nokia 6 gave us more information about the phone's upgraded innards, new leaks allow us to see the phone in all its glory.
January 4, 2018
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Misc. - A

A 4G version of the Nokia 3310 leaks, running a forked version of Android
The original Nokia 3310 is one of the more legendary phones of the dumb phone era. With games like Snake and a body that became known as indestructible, it seemed like everyone had one at some point in their life.
December 28, 2017
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A classic revived: Sony launches Xperia L2
It's been a while since we've seen an Xperia L. The only entry in the line was back in 2013 and it was a mid-ranger then. Now, Sony has revived the L family with the new Xperia L2 -- a budget-oriented handset with a wide-angle selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner.
January 8, 2018
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A closer look at Razer's new laptop powered by smartphone
"We need a name that's high tech, but familiar. Also it's almost lunch time."
January 10, 2018
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A clunker, or a phone you always have to baby?
Look around, do you see phones worth their mettle that you don't constantly have to worry will shatter when dropped? It's been a year since we started finding it hard to recommend to clumsier or more active friends and relatives handsets that won't always be on the back of their minds.
March 23, 2018
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A Comprehensive Guide To Mobile App Design
More than ever, people are engaging with their phones in crucial moments. The average US user spends 5 hours per day on mobile. The vast majority of that time is spent in apps and on websites.
February 12, 2018
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A critical analysis of the latest cellphone safety scare
In which we describe how we decided not to cover the newest cellphone-cancer study.
March 23, 2018
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A dark interface mode for the iPhone X is on your wishlist (poll results)
We asked you whether you would enjoy an imaginary Dark Mode for the iPhone X's OLED screen, like the set you see above, courtesy of graphics artist Maximos Angelakis, and the vast majority of our respondents are digging it, it seems.
December 21, 2017
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A developer erased his face on video using the iPhone X camera
At the core of Apple iPhone X's Face ID camera magic is the new front facing camera. Apple calls it a 'TrueDepth' camera and it is the most advanced front shooter ever put on an iPhone. A crafty Japanese developer has put it to a brand new use that is not practical by any means, but shows just what crazy features you can achieve with it.
December 28, 2017
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A federal appeals court reaffirms FTC as internet cop
The decision clears up questions over whether the FTC has the authority to go after broadband providers it believes are treating consumers unfairly.
February 26, 2018
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A Fresh, Trusted OnePlus 6 Image Shows Superb Brushed Metal/Wood Grain Design And A 3.5mm Earphone Jack In Latest Leak
Well folks, we've got a big one today. As Xiaomi's done with the Mix 2s, now there are only a handful of devices left to surface on the proverbial rumor mill. The information for the Mix 2s was spot on, as Xiaomi followed our predictions almost to the letter.
March 27, 2018
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A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps
Smart Reply, the clever A.I.-powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted in Google's email client Inbox over two years ago, before later rolling out to Gmail, Android Messages on Project Fi, and Allo. Now, a team inside Google's internal incubator Area 120 is working to bring the Smart Reply feature to other chat applications.
February 13, 2018
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A leaked Android 8 build for Galaxy S8 brings Dollby Atmos to the phone!
With recent stirrings in the Samsung Beta Program for Android 8 on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it's become obvious that an official update to the next major Android build is drawing near. Official info from the company now states that the Beta Program will be closed on January 15th. This falls in line with earlier reports, which claimed that Android 8 Oreo will be pushed to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in late January. Also, reports of Oreo hitting Note 8 units have also surfaced today.
January 5, 2018
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A new Apple iPhone may not have 3D Touch
An analyst predicts the pressure-sensitive feature may not be in a 6.1 inch iPhone for release later this year.
January 23, 2018
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A new version of Mixer, Microsoft's Twitch rival, hits iOS and Android
Microsoft today is officially launching a new version of its Mixer mobile gameplay streaming app, its Twitch rival. The app, which is initially available on Android with iOS arriving soon, was first introduced into beta testing this fall, with a focus on improvements to its overall user experience, content discovery, performance and personalization features.
December 14, 2017
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A new way to save time with text message templates on Android
Stop repeating yourself for no reason -- and start taking back valuable time in your day.
January 23, 2018
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A Phone, A Laptop: Razer's 'Project Linda' Prototype At CES
Razer's affinity for concept products with ladies' names continued unabated at CES 2018 with Project Linda, a "dumb" clamshell laptop concept that uses the computing power of the Razer Phone as both the heart of the system and in place of the touchpad.
January 9, 2018
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A senator wants more answers from Apple on iPhone slowdown controversy
In a letter sent this week to Apple, a US senator asked the company more questions about its controversial decision to quietly slow the performance of older phones.
January 10, 2018
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A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it
Is the industry out of ideas?
March 9, 2018
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About to go public, Spotify shuts the door on premium service freeloaders
With 159 million subscribers worldwide, Spotify is the world's largest music streaming service. 88 million are willing to put up with listening to ads in order to get a free, basic version of the service.
March 8, 2018
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Action Launcher gains better AdaptiveZoom, other enhancements in newest update
Great news for Action Launcher users, as developer Chris Lacy has just announced the latest update improves some of the major features that were added in previous versions. The highlight of Action launcher v34 is enhanced AdaptiveZoom.
February 5, 2018
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Action Launcher v34 adds new animations and improved adaptive icon support
The v34 update has a new folder animation, better adaptive icon support, and more.
February 2, 2018
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Affordable phones in 2018 could have high-resolution, Quad HD screens
Qualcomm is allegedly working on a new chip for mid-range phones in 2018, the Snapdragon 670, that will high-resolution Quad HD displays and dual cameras on phones that do not cost a fortune. The information comes from German blogger Roland Quandt, who has been able to source some very accurate information in the past.
December 26, 2017
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After a record 2017, T-Mobile CEO Legere says 2018 will be the Un-carrier's "best year yet"
T-Mobile had quite a year in 2017. Yesterday, the company reported record revenue north of $40 billion for last year, up 8.3% Net rose 211% to $4.5 billion. For the fourth quarter, T-Mobile added 891,000 postpaid phone net additions, which turned out to be twice the number reported by the second best performer in that category, Verizon. It was triple the number of postpaid net phone additions on AT&T and five times the figure announced by Sprint.
February 9, 2018
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After a year of silence, VLC for Android is updated with much-needed new features
When an app goes silent for more than a year, it's reasonable to assume that it has been killed off -- but that's not the case with VLC. The Android version of the popular media player has been updated to version 2.5 after getting stuck at 2.0 for 13 months.
December 5, 2017
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After being acquired by Apple, Shazam introduces offline mode for iOS users
Apple announced last week it will acquire Shazam for $400 million, which makes the future of the music recognition app rather uncertain. Is it going to stay the same or Apple plans to integrate it into one of its own services?
December 19, 2017
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After India raises import taxes, Apple raises iPhone prices in the country by 3.1% to 4.3%
Nearly two days after the Indian government hiked taxes on mobile phones, televisions and video cameras imported into the country, Apple has raised prices on the entire range of iPhone models imported into India.
December 18, 2017
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After nearly six months, Android Oreo finally breaks 1% market share
Google has just released the Android distribution numbers for the month of February. At first glance, the situation looks terrible for those hoping that Oreo will pick up the pace and improve its market share.
February 5, 2018
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After slowdown controversy, iPhone 6 Plus users must wait for batteries
6 Plus battery supply is limited, but other models are still mostly on schedule.
January 11, 2018
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After years of neglect, Snapchat wins in the developing world
Snapchat doubled its Rest of World revenue this quarter. That's a surprise, considering CEO Evan Spiegel never seemed to care about anyone but U.S. teens. Snapchat's Android app was buggy. Its videos loaded too slowly on weak connections. And Spiegel even admitted "Historically we've really focused our efforts on markets where [high-end phones and broadband mobile networks] are available."
February 6, 2018
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AI-powered Google Lens visual search tool is now available on iOS devices
The AI-powered Google Lens feature uses visual recognition to provide information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at. For example, it can identify landmarks, a type of flower, or provide information about a restaurant or other businesses you're photographing.
March 16, 2018
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AI.type virtual keyboard leaks personal data for 31 million Android users
Third-party keyboards on Android have been tremendously popular for years, and one of the biggest ones -- AI.type -- recently had personal data leaked online for 31 million people that have downloaded it according to Kromtech Security Center. Seeing as how that's 77.5% of AI.type's 40 million global users, there's a good chance your data is at stake if you use or have used the app in the past.
December 5, 2017
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Air's app lets you record high-quality home movies without running out of space
These days, home movies aren't recorded with handheld video cameras, but rather with our smartphones. Unfortunately, there's a downside. Our iPhones default to lower quality video so recordings won't eat up storage space; and while you can adjust that all the way to 4K on newer devices, that would drastically increase your storage consumption.
March 2, 2018
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AirPlay: The ultimate guide
AirPlay lets you enjoy all of your favorite music and videos wireless -- from iPhone, iPad, and Mac to any AirPlay-compatible device!
February 26, 2018
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Ajit Pai celebrates after court strikes down Obama-era robocall rule
FCC rule improperly treated everyone with a smartphone as potential robocaller.
March 19, 2018
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Alcatel 3C may be the cheapest smartphone with 18:9 display
Up until a few months ago, displays with 18:9 aspect ratio were reserved for high-end smartphones, but more recently we've noticed many companies including the new feature inside their mid-tier products.
December 28, 2017
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Alcatel launches 7 wallet-friendly phones at MWC 2018
Because one budget phone would be too few and eight would be too many.
February 27, 2018
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Alcatel is bringing at least three new smartphones to MWC, but here's a sneak peek
Alcatel is debuting three new devices at CES, but they won't be properly detailed until next month at MWC.
January 9, 2018
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All aboard the notch train! Apple mandates that all new apps support the iPhone X display
If anyone needed further proof that Apple is all aboard the notch train, its latest memo to developers should suffice. As if to corroborate the supply chain findings of its most reputable analyst, Apple is now demanding that all new apps submitted from April onwards, should natively support the screen cutout of the iPhone X, and it says so explicitly in an email distributed to developers.
February 16, 2018
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All about Full Active, Apple's alleged display choice for an 'affordable' iPhone 9
It was back in September, even before the iPhone X had hit the shelves, that we first heard about a potential 6"+ iPhone with LCD display, coming our way this year. Previously, even famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, had tipped that Apple will pull its OLED iPhone schedule forward a year, and all 2018 models would be equipped with such panels, out of Face ID, notch, and "all-screen" design considerations.
January 26, 2018
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All carriers will support NFL streaming in 2018
Verizon's exclusive rights are coming to an end.
December 12, 2017
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All new iPhone apps must embrace the iPhone X notch, Apple decrees
Love it or hate it, the notch isn't going away.
February 15, 2018
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All of the Galaxy S9 beans spilled in this latest leak
Everything from colors, camera upgrades to internal components are potentially exposed in this German report.
February 20, 2018
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All the new phones at CES 2018
 
January 10, 2018
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Alleged 2018 Nokia 6 leaked in TENAA certification
Towards the beginning of this year, HMD Global officially announced its first Android smartphone in the form of the Nokia 6. While this handset wasn't aiming to be a top-tier phone, it followed the ethos that Nokia phones should offer "premium quality" and "competitive pricing". Now, it seems that a follow up to the device could soon make an appearance.
December 12, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy S9 browser benchmark tips aspect ratio that screams Infinity Display design
Details about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ are slowly trickling down via tips, renders and leaked benchmarks to such an extent, that now we are able to confirm the screen aspect ratio with near certainty, courtesy of the HTML5 browser test.
December 21, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy S9 components smile for the camera: there's a spot for a headphone jack
It's a bit comical that the presence of a headphone jack would be such a hot topic in this modern day and age. It has been around since the 1950s and installed on pretty much any portable audio device since the original Walkman. Yet, in 2016, Apple pushed for a revolution -- it made the "courageous" step of removing the 3.5 mm jack from the iPhone 7, stating that it's old tech and the phone is better off without it.
December 27, 2017
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Alleged iPhone SE2 with a notch appears in hands-on video
A video showing off what looks like an iPhone SE crossed with an iPhone X popped up on Chinese blogging site Weibo and was picked up by Japanese media earlier today.
March 16, 2018
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Alleged Moto X5 picture shows four cameras, bezel-less design, iPhone X-like notch
New reports about Motorola's new lineup of smartphones have started to pop up recently. We've already talked about the Moto E5, Motorola's next budget-friendly smartphone coming in the first half of the year, so let's take a look at yet another unannounced device that should be announced soon -- the Moto X5.
January 16, 2018
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Alleged OnePlus 6 leaks with a notch on top
What's with Chinese phone makers and notch-y phones these days? Granted, not even one first or second-tier manufacturer has put out a popular retail device with a screen cutout at the top, but there are plenty of leaks for ones in the works, and the latest comes for none other but OnePlus, everyone's favorite viral marketer of a phone maker.
February 27, 2018
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Alleged Nokia 9 specs sheet leaks: Xenon flash and triple cameras in tow?
Ever since the Nokia brand made its return to the smartphone world, fans have been waiting for a true flagship by HMD -- a phone that can go head to head with the Galaxies and iPhones of the world. And it seems like the upcoming Nokia 9 may fit that description. Or, at least, it would fit the description based on the latest leaks.
April 02, 2018
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Alleged OnePlus 6 specs sheet leaks, reveals the most important hardware tidbits
A new leak originating from mainland China claims to be revealing all the essential specs of the upcoming OnePlus 6 A6000, the design of which could have already debuted to the world under the guide of the Oppo R15 handset that got announced a couple of days ago.
March 23, 2018
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Alleged Picture Of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Live Shows Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM And A 16MP Rear Camera
Right now, all the buzz in the smartphone world is for the MWC. We finally witness Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The smartphones featured regularly over the rumor mill for the past four months. Now as we wait for true testing, a fresh leak for Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2s sheds light on its specifications. If you're looking for a flagship upgrade and waiting for the smartphone, today's information will help your decision. Take a look below for the details.
February 26, 2018
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Alleged schematic of the Galaxy S9 leaks, reaffirms single camera
With 2017 coming to a close, we are also getting nearer and nearer to the next round of major flagship announcements -- the first quarter of 2018 will be marked by the reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and the LG G7, among other handsets. Of course, we are already hearing the first rumors and basking in the first leaks concerning the hot upcoming models.
December 13, 2017
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Alleged Xiaomi Mi7 Front Panel Leak Shows Impressively Thin Top And Bottom Bezels With A Front Sensor Notch
Over the past couple of months, Chinese smartphone starlet Xiaomi has featured regularly on the rumor mill. Its Mix 2s looks to create quite a strong impact in the smartphone world. Over the years, Xiaomi has made its way to the top by taking slow, measured steps.
March 26, 2018
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Allo is a quality app, but Google isn't giving it a real chance
To say that Google has had a confused and confusing strategy with its communication apps is something of an understatement. For a while, it looked as though Hangouts would be the focus of Google's efforts -- it had messaging, voice chat, group video chat, and it was available across mobile and desktop platforms. Then Google decided to blow it up.
January 23, 2018
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Amazon is refunding people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive smartphones
Last week, Amazon announced that it would stop displaying advertisements and offers on the lock screen of discounted smartphones that the company sells to Prime customers. But if you've paid to remove those ads from a Prime Exclusive device in the past, you can expect a full refund -- in the form of Amazon.com store credit.
February 13, 2018
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Amazon might be working on a YouTube competitor called 'Amazontube'
Say what now?
December 20, 2017
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Amazon refunds Prime Exclusive phone owners who paid to remove the ads
Since 2016, Amazon has been offering an ever-increasing lineup of Prime Exclusive phones -- unlocked devices sold at significantly lower prices. There has always been a catch, though -- they shipped with preinstalled Amazon software and had lockscreen ads.
February 13, 2018
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Amazon refunds those that paid to remove ads on Prime Exclusive phones
Last week, Amazon announced that it would be removing its lock screen ads from its Prime Exclusive devices. But because of this, the firm is also raising the price of those handsets by $20. It appears that Amazon is trying to make things right for people that previously paid a fee to have the ads removed by now offering a refund.
February 13, 2018
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America yanked from the maws of cellphone complaint black hole
FTC can smack down telcos -- and eyes up $100m fine from AT&T for limited 'unlimited' plan
February 26, 2018
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Americans don't want phones searched without a warrant
Commentary: A new survey offers a fascinating view of how much privacy Americans are prepared to give up for national security.
December 6, 2017
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An app developed with Apple's ARKit lets you see stolen paintings worth over $500 M
Apple's ARKit 1.5 will soon hit iOS devices and we're already curious what it is going to be used for. The new version of ARKit is expected to bring even more functionality into AR interactions and it seems like developers have already capitalized on the improvements.
March 27, 2018
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An App That Encrypts Your Photos From Camera To Cloud
Photos present a practical privacy dilemma: Keep them stored on your phone, and they'll hog your storage and risk being lost forever the next time your phone falls into a toilet. Stash them in the cloud, and they're in the hands of Google, Apple, or anyone who can compel those companies to hand over your most intimate pictures.
January 22, 2018
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An essential guide to customizing your Android phone
Be different, not the same is more than a tagline when it comes to Android.
January 5, 2018
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An iPhone is a better Windows Phone replacement than you think
Despite Apple's walled-garden, iOS shouldn't be written off entirely for Microsoft users.
January 25, 2018
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Analysts lower iPhone X sales estimates for first quarter of 2018
Apple introduced the iPhone X earlier this year. Ever since its availability in November, the handset has been in short supply, pushing the shipping estimates to as far as five to six weeks in most markets across the globe. Things did improve after the company ramped up production to meet the demand, reducing the shipping times for the handset.
December 26, 2017
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Analyst says Taiwan media is mistaken; rumored iPhone production cuts are for 8/8 Plus
Yesterday, we passed along some bad news for bulls on China's equity markets; stocks of companies that supply Apple with parts for the iPhone X had lost as much as 40% of their value in a single day. What brought on such a rush of selling? It was a rumor that Apple had cut production of the tenth anniversary model by 20 million to 30 million units. But today, an analyst with securities firm Rosenblatt says that this rumor is incorrect.
December 26, 2017
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Analyst sees 2018 Apple iPhone Xs priced at $899 and up
The Apple iPhone Xs will be a sequel to the tenth anniversary model and will come with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display. A huge 6.5-inch AMOLED screen is expected for the Apple iPhone Xs Plus, while a 6.1-inch LCD screen will adorn the Apple iPhone 9. Although all three phones will include an edge-to-edge display, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID, according to Kuo the iPhone 9 will sport just a lonely single camera on back, and it won't offer 3D Touch.
March 26, 2018
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And the first free iPhone X BOGO deal goes to... AT&T
Stop the presses! Ladies and gentlemen, we have what is arguably the first BOGO deal for a free iPhone X from a major US carrier, courtesy of AT&T's Next plan. Until now, there have been free iPhone 8 or 8 Plus deals from T-Mobile and others, including from AT&T itself, but nothing for Apple's latest and greatest.
February 13, 2018
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to Moto G4 Play after a 6-month delay
It looks like Motorola has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Play. The last major OS update the smartphone will receive is now available for download to unlocked Moto G4 Play units around the world.
January 5, 2018
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Android 8.0 Oreo coming to Galaxy S6 series and Note 5 on T-Mobile
Samsung's old flagships will soon get a new life.
February 9, 2018
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Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 starts arriving in EMEA region
After apologizing for delaying the release of Android 8.0 Oreo for the U11 in Europe, HTC is finally addressing the concerns of those who bought the company's flagship by finally pushing out the update.
January 9, 2018
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Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out to the LG V30 on Verizon
While we wait around for LG's big flagship for 2018, the V30 remains the company's best and most powerful phone currently on the market. The LG V30 shipped with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but now it's being updated to 8.0 Oreo -- as long as you bought the phone from Verizon.
March 9, 2018
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Android 8.0 Oreo rolls out to the HTC 10 in India
Google's Oreo update brings Picture-in-Picture support for apps like Google Maps and media players, Notification dots, and autofill support for passwords and instant apps, among other features.
February 26, 2018
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Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out for LG V30 in South Korea
Back in November, LG started the OS Preview Program allowing LG V30 owners in South Korea to install the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Users could install the preview version and provide the company with feedback to iron out bugs and issues before the release of the stable version of the operating system.
December 26, 2017
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Android 8.1 allows you to see speeds of public Wi-Fi networks
Android Oreo was a solid upgrade from Nougat, but Google is still rolling out features for the popular mobile OS. One of the bigger features in the new 8.1 is the ability to tell users just how strong the local public Wi-Fi connections are.
January 22, 2018
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Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting
Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1's updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more compelling of the bunch, offering estimated network signals prior to logging on.
January 22, 2018
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Android 8.1 causing swipe issues on Pixel and Nexus devices
Swiping woes.
January 5, 2018
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Android 8.1 factory images with January security patch now available for these stock Android models
Factory images are useful for those who don't have any patience and won't wait for an OTA update to hit their handset. It also helps those who are customizing their device get back to the latest Android build, just in case they screw up.
January 23, 2018
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Android 8.1 is now available for the Essential PH-1
Over the past several months, Essential has been beta testing Android Oreo for its PH-1 handset. Now, in what comes as a bit of a surprise, the firm has announced that an official update to Android 8.1 is available for download.
March 13, 2018
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Android 8.1 Oreo exits beta, now available for Pixel and Nexus devices
Here's what's new with Android's latest!
December 5, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo is here: What's new, what's changed, and what's awesome
Everything you need to master the latest major release of Android.
December 5, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo goes final, rolling out now to Pixel and Nexus devices
Maintenance release brings hardware-accelerated machine learning to the Pixel 2.
December 5, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo rollout for Pixel and Nexus devices will begin today
Google released the final Developer Preview for Android 8.1 Oreo last week with many bug fixes and features. Now the company is all set to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system to its own hardware, which includes the Nexus and Pixel lineup of devices.
December 5, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo shows the speed of public Wi-Fi before you connect
When out and about, you may well find that you use free public Wi-Fi connections. The chances are that you use more than one as you battle to find one that offers a decent speed. With Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has a new feature that will help to make your life easier.
January 23, 2018
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Android 8.1 Update Found to Cause a Possibly Dangerous Overcharging Bug With the Original Google Pixel XL
Ideally, updates are designed and rolled out to remove bugs, but in the case of Google Pixel and Nexus devices, it seems to be the opposite. There has been a history of major updates and security patches causing bugs on arrival, and the case of Google's 2016 Pixel XL, a new problem was introduced with the Android 8.1 update this January.
March 19, 2018
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Android 2018 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over
'Tis the season for looking back -- and looking ahead.
December 21, 2017
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Android and the shifting simplicity spectrum
Google's approach to Android has slowly but surely been shifting over the years -- and an equal but opposite force has been pushing back at the same time.
March 6, 2018
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Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds
Samsung's new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung's implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji.
March 8, 2018
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Android can now tell you how fast Wi-Fi networks are before you join them
This Android 8.1 trick will help you decide if an open network is worth connecting to
January 22, 2018
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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 Development Options
This article provides a quick overview of your choices for development techniques and studios when you're getting started with Android.
March 27, 2018
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Android gets its own trivia game: play The Q, earn real money
HQ is a trivia game that has been blowing up in popularity lately. Why? Because you can earn real money, mostly. But it's also well-made -- the game actually streams live with an actual host speaking to you live.
December 13, 2017
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Android Go seeks a smoother ride for low-end smartphones
Google will release a new version of its mobile operating system, as well as a tailored app store and apps -- all designed for entry-level Android phones.
December 5, 2017
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Android keyboard app leaks personal data of 31 million users
AI.type's server wasn't password-protected, but has since been secured, according to a report.
December 5, 2017
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Android keyboard app leaks personal information about 31 million users
A report published today by the Kromtech Security Center reveals that 31,293,959 users of a Android keyboard app called AI.type have had their personal data stolen and leaked on the internet. 577GB of data was outed thanks to the lack of password protection for the app's database server.
December 5, 2017
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Android Messages 2.8 introduces a white navigation bar
In November of last year, it became clear that Google has a plan to mitigate screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by introducing light-colored nav bars in its apps. Well, to be absolutely fair, this won't negate the problem, per se, but rather "even out" the burn-in, so you don't end up with an imprint of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
January 5, 2018
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Android Messages app update hints at future web integration and more
Android Messages -- Google's messaging app -- has just received a new update. While there haven't been any noticeable changes, what awaits us in the near future could be interesting. After an app "dissection", performed by Android Police, it was found out we might be getting some awesome new features really, really soon. Keep in mind the following information is subject to change and has not been officially announced by Google.
February 9, 2018
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Android Messages is Google's best chance to compete with iMessage
After years of trial and error, all the pieces are in place for Android Messages to be a legitimate alternative to iMessage.
February 12, 2018
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Android Nougat is officially the most-used version of Android
The latest version, Android 8.0 Oreo, sits at a distant sixth place
February 5, 2018
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Android One Moto X4 now being updated to 8.1 Oreo
The March 2018 security patch is also included.
March 15, 2018
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Android One Moto X4 variant receives 8.1 update
Android One Moto X4 owners have started receiving the Oreo 8.1 update today. Project Fi or retail variants of the Moto X4, however, are still stuck on Android 8.0 with the February security update.
March 15, 2018
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Android One: Everything You Need to Know
Google has changed it strategy for bringing Android to 'the next billion' users, and it's gotten better.
March 8, 2018
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Android One: Everything You Need to Know
Google has changed it strategy for bringing Android to 'the next billion' users, and it's gotten better.
January 22, 2018
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Android or iOS: Who's Winning the Mobile Speed Race?
Android and iOS fans have occasionally been known to argue over the relative merits of each device. Hard to believe, I know, but it happens. One perennial question is which family of devices performs best overall, particularly where cell phone signal strength is concerned.
February 15, 2018
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Android Oreo 8.1 breaks multi-touch on some devices
It appears that a rather severe issue has sneaked into the official version of Android Oreo 8.1. Multiple users are reporting that the latest version of Google's mobile OS has broken the multi-touch feature on their phones.
December 14, 2017
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Android Oreo 8.1 is officially released, here are all the new features
The official rollout of Android Oreo 8.1 has begun! The news comes from a Google blog post about Android Oreo Go, a custom version of Android designed for low-end devices:
December 5, 2017
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Android Oreo for the LG V30: Check out all the new features!
LG is now seeding a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for the V30, but the beta program is currently restricted to Korea only.
December 6, 2017
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Android Oreo Go is now available to developers: Lightweight OS catering to low-end devices
After releasing Android 8.1 Oreo to select devices today, Google also unleashed the lightweight Android Oreo Go that is tailored for the lowest-end Android devices that boast the humblest specs.
December 5, 2017
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Android Oreo is finally on more than 1% of devices
Android Oreo debuted in August, and it's just now pushing 1%.
February 5, 2018
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Android Oreo is starting to arrive on the Galaxy Note 8
It's a well-known fact that Samsung and fast software updates go together like water and oil, so it really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the Galaxy Note 8 is just now being updated to Android Oreo -- seven months after the phone was released.
March 16, 2018
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Android Oreo mic drop fury: Google ups tempo for Pixel mobe audio fix
Hardware flaws may be amplified by slapdash software, tuning out bug now a priority
March 16, 2018
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Android Oreo now available for Sprint HTC 10
Sprint HTC 10 owners, your time has come.
February 12, 2018
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Android Oreo now on 0.5% of devices, Marshmallow still largest at 29.7%
Here's the state of Android in December 2017.
December 12, 2017
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Android Oreo released for Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7
8.0 Oreo is available now for both handsets.
January 15, 2018
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Android Oreo rollout resumes for Galaxy S8/S8+
Hopefully for good this time.
February 22, 2018
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Android Oreo support and a few new features are coming to Samsung Music
Samsung's own music app has just been updated with support for Android Oreo and a host of other improvements as well, making the stock music player on the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, and other Galaxies that much better.
January 3, 2018
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Android Oreo update for Galaxy Note 8 begins rolling out in US
Android Oreo is starting to arrive on some Galaxy Note 8s in the US. Reports from Droid Life indicate that some Note 8 owners with phones on AT&T and Verizon are beginning to see the update. Android Authority also spotted a few of its commenters saying they'd received the update on Sprint, as well. People on Reddit's r/GalaxyNote8 community have also reported receiving the update on those three carriers.
March 30, 2018
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Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 is back on track
Samsung kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out for the Galaxy S8 early this month, making the much-awaited update available to folks who've been part of the beta program first, with a wider rollout expected to take place shortly after.
February 22, 2018
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Android Oreo update pace is... still slow
The bad news is that there are still very few devices running on Android 8.0 Oreo: just 0.7% of the total, up from 0.5% from the last measurements in December 2017. Android 7.x Nougat powered devices now make up 26.3%, up by 3 percentage points.
January 8, 2018
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Android Oreo: 18 advanced tips and tricks
Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.
March 19, 2018
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Android P being referred to as 'Pistachio Ice Cream' internally at Google
According to a report by Bloomberg citing "people familiar with the situation," Google is referring to Android P, the upcoming update for its Android operating system, as Android 'Pistachio Ice Cream' internally. Although that is unlikely to become the release name.
February 13, 2018
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Android P brings HEIF and multi-camera support to Pixel devices
Google has released the first developer preview of its upcoming Android P mobile operating system, and the long list of improvements includes support for a display cutout (iPhone X-style "notch"), more precise indoor navigation, and improved messaging notifications among others.
March 9, 2018
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Android P cuts off the access of background apps to the camera
Despite still in development, Android P is already hyped up and pouring down is the torrential rain of new features. The latest change that awaits us could improve security, but also has the potential to backfire -- in Android P, idle background apps will no longer be able to use the camera.
February 20, 2018
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Android P DP1: WiFi-RTT, Display Cutout Support, Multiple Cameras, Animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1
Google has made available the first Android P Developer Preview (DP1). Notable new features include: WiFi-RTT, display cutout "notch" support, multiple cameras, animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1, and improved performance for Kotlin code.
March 8, 2018
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Android P features leak, notch support incoming
Despite the fact the latest major Android version -- Android 8 Oreo -- is present on little more than 1% of all Android devices, we've already got some details on the next big Android update -- Android 9.0 P, having the internal code name 'Pistachio Ice Cream'.
February 12, 2018
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Android P first impressions: Everything's going to be okay
This is still the Android we know and love.
March 12, 2018
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Android P in depth: An up-close look at what's new with security
An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the most significant privacy and security changes on the way with Google's Android P release.
March 8, 2018
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Android P is a perfect example of why OS updates still matter
It's easy to see the present form of Android P as lacking in pizzazz, but our first glimpse at Google's next effort speaks volumes about the ongoing importance of the OS-level update.
March 13, 2018
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Android P isn't launching with a Dark Mode (Update)
Our relentless nagging has worked.
February 23, 2018
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Android P lands native HDR video and high-efficiency media format support
Phones and tablets with HDR-certified displays are starting to inundate our specs database, and there is now barely a high-end phone announced that doesn't have wide color-capable screens. Some are even able to capture true HDR video to showcase on said displays, too.
March 8, 2018
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Android P Lets Your Phone to Be Used as a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse
It's that time of the week again, where I talk some more about the yet-to-be-named Android P. Over the past few weeks, we've come across many interesting features that may or may not be featured in the release. Sadly, a rolling screenshot isn't on the list (yet), but we have cool features such as native call recording capabilities, better call blocking and better optimization for notched displays. And yes, it looks like notched displays are here to stay, so might as well get used to it.
March 6, 2018
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Android P lifts the Flux White visuals, all the while it locks rootless theming
Android has been playing catch-up with features that phone maker overlays already have for a while now, but at least it was visually different, with the flat, colorful Material Design guidelines that appealed to many.
March 8, 2018
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Android P may let carriers chose how the LTE signal strength bars are displayed
Back in December, we reported on an Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code discovery that indicated how Google may allow carriers to hide the signal strength listing in a phone's settings with upcoming new versions of Android, like 9.0 Pie, or whatever it gets called. New commits unearthed from AOSP, however, show that the practice may extend even further, to the good old signal strength bars that show in everyone's top screen.
February 8, 2018
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Android P preliminary review: Perfecting the confectionery recipe
Just yesterday, we told you about all the rumored features that might make it to Android P, starting with all the notch-related gossip to the tons of privacy-focused functionalities that might make it to the next super-sweet flavor of Android.
March 8, 2018
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Android P rumor suggests Google's Pixel 3 could have an iPhone X-style notch
Now that Google makes its own phones, Android updates often contain clues about what to expect in the next model. We may have just gotten a huge one about what to expect in the Pixel 3: a camera notch.
February 12, 2018
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Android P to Enable Autofill in Chrome and Other Browsers
Autofill is easily one of the most lived features of Android P, as it enabled password managers such as LastPass, 1Password, Dashlane, to log into applications on Android. However, there are times when the autofill request isn't detected.
March 9, 2018
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Android P to stop telemarketers?
You're otherwise occupied when all of the sudden you recognize your ringtone (maybe it's Hanson's MMMBop?) stopping you in your tracks. Not sure who would dare to interrupt in the middle of whatever you were doing, you quickly glance at the screen.
March 2, 2018
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Android P will embrace the iPhone X's notch, says report
Could a future Android have a cut-out on top of the screen, too?
February 12, 2018
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Android P will feature a 'dramatic redesign' and support notch displays
The new software is currently being referred to as Android Pistachio Ice Cream.
February 12, 2018
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Android P will let Autofill automatically work within web browsers
Autofill's no longer restricted to app logins.
March 8, 2018
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Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera
Yes, it is too early to talk about Android P, the next major version of Android as it's going to be at least a few weeks before it will be unveiled and a few more months before it's rolled out. We know that it'll let carriers hide signal strength and define how they're displayed in the status bar.
February 20, 2018
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Android P will support iPhone X-style notches and feature a dramatic redesign
The number of people running Oreo may well be very small, but there's already talk about the next version of Android -- Android P. Reports about what has been named internally as Pistachio Ice Cream promise not only a design overhaul, but also iPhone X-style notch support.
February 12, 2018
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Android P will turn your phone into a Bluetooth powered keyboard or mouse?
According to a report published on Monday, the next-generation Android P version of the open source OS will add support for the Bluetooth HID device profile service. This will allow your Android P powered handset to be used as a QWERTY keyboard or mouse using Bluetooth. The feature got its start back in 2014 when a member of Qualcomm's CodeAurora forums submitted a patch for Bluetooth HID.
March 6, 2018
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Android P wish list: What I want Google to add
Please and thank you, Google
February 19, 2018
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Android P's arrival will mean the end of Samsung's Movie Maker application
The writing, as they say, is on the wall. The latest version of Samsung's Movie Maker application, built-in on many Galaxy devices, includes an "End of service" notice.
March 19, 2018
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Android P's killer photo feature won't work on lower-end phones
A photo format called HEIC means images take half the storage space as with JPEG. But you'll need a smartphone processor that can handle it.
March 16, 2018
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Android Pay and Google Wallet are consolidating under Google Pay brand
Google is taking the first step to unifying its disparate payment brands.
January 8, 2018
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Android Pay and Google Wallet have a baby called Google Pay
Google today announced it's combining Android Pay and Google Wallet into one service called Google Pay. It's about time.
January 8, 2018
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Android Phone With The Best Camera of 2018
Bottom line: For a fantastic "point and shoot" experience that also generates amazing photos, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL are the ones to get.
April 02, 2018
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Android phones may soon send more precise location info to 911 dispatchers
Early tests have shown promising results.
February 16, 2018
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Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know!
Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.
April 02, 2018
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Android updates got even worse this year: while Google unveils Android P, Android Oreo still has not arrived to Samsung and LG flagships
Google has just rolled out the first Android P developer preview, and while this is great news, it is also a perfect occasion to reminisce about the state of Android updates.
March 8, 2018
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Android updates to improve with "Google Unified Push". Developers worried over Android 9 becoming a more restrictive OS
Android has always been synonymous with two things: a very open, highly customizable operating system, which often gets molded in whatever way device manufacturers or developers and users deem fit; and slow updates. However, both of these things might shift a bit in the opposite direction -- we might be getting a bit more of a locked-down OS and faster updates once Android 9 P rolls out. According to a couple of reports, at least.
January 22, 2018
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Android upgrade downslide: 4 years of damning data in 3 crazy charts
Four years, three charts, and one undeniable conclusion.
February 27, 2018
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Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Oreo
Six months after Oreo's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? A sobering but important analysis.
February 22, 2018
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Android usage: Nougat the most popular version, and Oreo finally on over 1%
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 February 5, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
February 6, 2018
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Android users can now tell Alexa to text someone
Got an Android phone and an Amazon Echo device? You can now tell Alexa to fire off a text to one of your contacts.
January 30, 2018
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Android version of the SwiftKey app receives an update; new toolbar quickly finds GIFs and stickers
One of the most popular apps of all time is SwiftKey, which offers third-party QWERTY keyboards to iOS and Android users. The company was purchased by Microsoft for $250 million back in 2016, and the app allows users to replace the stock QWERTY on their handset with SwiftKey's customizable keyboard.
March 13, 2018
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Android users more likely to work over Christmas
In many businesses Christmas is seen as a quiet time when things slow down and staff get the chance to relax.
December 20, 2017
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Android-x86 7.1-r1 Quietly Crept Out Last Month
The Android-x86 port of the Android Open-Source Project for running on x86 Intel/AMD PCs and devices is now up to running on the "Nougat" code-base for its stable release.
March 9, 2018
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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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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Fishing Tourney: Everything you need to know!
ACPC's first fishing tourney is here. It's about more than just catching the biggest fish. Reel them in for great new nautical themed furniture!
March 15, 2018
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: Everything you need to know!
Nintendo brings the Animal Crossing kingdom to mobile with a sweet little camping adventure!
March 30, 2018
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: How to get rare flowers
Wondering the best way to get the rare flowers in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp? Here's the dirt!
December 18, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: How to quickly complete the Host the Most event
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has added four new animals and a new mini event -- Host the Most. Here's how to welcome all the new animals and complete the event fast!
December 5, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Zipper's Wonderland event: Everything you need to know!
Easter is just around the corner and your garden is filling up with no-so-hidden eggs! Gather these Scramblers and turn your Campsite into Wonderland!
March 30, 2018
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Animoji: The ultimate guide
How do you get started with Animoji, Animoji Karaoke, Animoji Theater, and solve any problems you might run into along the way? With this guide!
March 29, 2018
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Anker Launches New PowerWave Series of Wireless Chargers Designed Specifically for iPhone X & iPhone 8
Anker has launched a new lineup of Qi wireless chargers called the PowerWave Series. They are designed specifically for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
March 15, 2018
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Anker's new super-fast wireless chargers are a perfect match for your iPhone or Galaxy
Popular accessory maker Anker just unveiled two new wireless chargers that will reportedly top up your iPhone X or Galaxy S9 ever-so-slightly faster than the stock accesories Apple and Samsung respectively have in store.
March 16, 2018
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Announcing NativeScript-Vue 1.0
Take a look at the recently announced NativeScript-Vue, an open-source plugin to build native iOS and Android apps using Vue.js.
February 20, 2018
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Another Huawei P20 leak shows... a dual camera! The rollercoaster is intense
So, MWC has started and is going, but no Huawei hasn't unveiled its new flagship smartphone yet. That's because the company is holding its own event in the end of March, where it will finally launch the mysterious phone.
February 26, 2018
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Another leaked picture confirms single camera for Samsung Galaxy S9
We've already seen a couple of pictures showing Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S9, and everything points to the phone having a single camera. Today, another photo of the handset popped up online and, once again, confirms Samsung prefers not to include a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy S9.
December 18, 2017
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Another Windows phone gets shown off running Windows RT
If you're unfamiliar with it, there's an entire community of users that love to figure out how to install an OS on a phone that's not supposed to be there. It would seem that the harder it is to do, the better, as enthusiasts simply can't resist.
January 23, 2018
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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell
The State Department seeks to expand its social media vetting beyond flagged visa applicants
March 30, 2018
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API 4 IAP PIA: SwiftyStoreKit Seriously Simplifies Subscriptions
A lot of problems come along with IAP subscriptions. See how SwiftyStoreKit can help with best practices for implementing your StoreKit support for IAP.
January 30, 2018
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App Automate for Mobile Application Testing
Developers are empowered to run automated tests on a real device cloud of thousands of iOS and Android devices using App Automate.
March 23, 2018
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App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017
Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple's App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the most revenue, the report found -- at nearly double that of Google Play.
January 5, 2018
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App Store and iTunes purchases: You can't delete history
We don't typically run one-word answers to reader questions, but it's worth it in this case, because we regularly receive a question similar to this one from Macworld reader JLR:
December 20, 2017
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App Store listings on the web have a whole new design
Apple has redesigned how app links look on the web to be more in line with what we see in iOS 11.
January 18, 2018
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App Store on the iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know!
Here's everything you need to know about the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
March 29, 2018
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Appium for Android Automated Testing: The Essential Need
Android testing is complicated enough with device and OS fragmentation. See how Appium Studio can speed up automated Android testing.
March 29, 2018
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Apple addresses slowness issues on iPhones with older batteries
Accusations of Apple throttling older iPhones are again in the news, but according to the company, it is more an issue with older Lithium-ion batteries and Apple's attempts to "smooth out" battery usage to meet peak demands.
December 20, 2017
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Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running "slower"
Due to a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs' John Poole, the 'Apple throttles old iPhones' meme has reared its head again.
December 20, 2017
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Apple adds thousands of music videos to Apple Music in advance of iOS 11.3 release
There's something for everyone, from A Tribe Called Quest to Kelly Clarkson.
March 29, 2018
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Apple admits it artificially slows down iPhones with older batteries
Apple has admitted that it artificially slows down iPhones with older batteries - even some iPhones with less than 1 year on their battery clock - to prevent them from even more serious issues like unexpected shutdowns. Apple admitted to this in a bureaucratic, corporate speak, saying that this is a "feature" it introduced "to smooth out the instantaneous peaks", which in simple terms simply means that it is slowing down the iPhone processor.
December 21, 2017
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Apple admits slowing older iPhones, says it's to prevent battery issues
The company says the practice deals with problems -- like unexpected shutdowns -- caused by aging batteries or cold conditions.
December 20, 2017
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Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones as the battery gets weaker
If you like to use your iPhone as a daily shooter, you may have noticed your older model (iPhone 6, 6s, and SE) slowing way down, making it far less usable. The good (or is it bad?) news is you're not imagining it; it turns out.
December 26, 2017
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Apple Admittedly Slows Older iPhones to 'Protect Electronic Components'
Surprise: Apple iPhone performance slows as the device (and its battery) ages.
December 21, 2017
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Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence
Italy's antitrust organization wants to know if the two companies are intentionally slowing down their phones
January 18, 2018
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Apple apologizes for iPhone performance issues, offers discount on battery replacement
In a "letter to our customers" posted on its website, Apple took a more active stance in the iPhone slowdown 'scandal' that has been making headlines over the past week.
December 28, 2017
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Apple apologizes for not telling customers iPhones with older batteries would slow over time
Apple has today posted a letter on its website and a technical article in its Knowledge Base apologizing for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older batteries. Last week, Apple issued a statement that made it clear that changes it made a year ago were indeed slowing down the maximum performance of iPhones with older batteries.
December 28, 2017
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Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones, but we should actually be thanking them for doing it!
iOS is the best mobile operating system on the planet. End of story. Android is a solid choice too, but fragmentation and a lack of device updates makes it a non-starter for many. Pixel and Nexus devices aside, many users of Google's operating system get stranded on phones and tablets with known exploits. It is a mess.
December 28, 2017
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Apple apologizes for slowing down old iPhones, discounts replacement batteries
Last week, it was revealed that Apple does indeed slow down older iPhones, or at least ones with older batteries. According to the company, new features in recent versions of iOS cause it to slow down components of the device to avoid shutdowns that would be caused by an old, weak battery. The firm is even facing legal trouble, as it didn't warn users that this was happening.
December 28, 2017
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Apple appears to be blocking developers from using its emoji in their apps
WhatsApp and Slack have changed their emoji already
February 8, 2018
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Apple ARKit puts Street Fighter II on your actual street
While VR on mobile seems to be forgotten, or at the very least -- frozen for the time being -- a lot of effort is being put into AR (augmented reality) -- the technology that lets you put virtual objects into the real world and observe them through your phone's viewfinder.
March 15, 2018
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Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones
Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China.
January 16, 2018
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Apple blocks all access to the App Store from Iran
The drumbeats about Iran are getting louder by the day, and the US-imposed sanctions may be hitting in unexpected places... like the App Store, for instance. So far, Iranians were able to get an iPhone from abroad, bring it into the country, and use whatever localized content meant for the initial region they could get access to.
March 16, 2018
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Apple brand the best brand, say Millenials, YouTube goes third
Hot on the heels of the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners report that Android users turned out more loyal than iOS ones last year, comes an arguably more important study, basically saying the opposite.
March 9, 2018
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Apple CEO hopes apps pulled from China store will one day return
Chinese cyber regulations have been making life miserable for internet users in the country. Companies aren't much happier, as rules have forced numerous apps to be pulled from the app stores. For its part, Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes to see his company's apps back soon.
December 6, 2017
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Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue in Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China
Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple's handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results.
February 15, 2018
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Apple Confirms CPU Limitation In Ageing Devices
Over the last week there's been increasing discussion and evidence of Apple's supposed introduction of CPU throttling mechanisms directly related to the battery wear level on Apple iPhones. The story started out with a report on Reddit of a user experiencing slow performance on an iPhone 6S and subsequent discovery that the performance restored to its full potential after a battery replacement.
December 21, 2017
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Apple confirms iPhones with older batteries will take hits in performance
Reddit users have noticed that Apple appears to be slowing down old iPhones that have low-capacity batteries. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.
December 20, 2017
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Apple considers a whispering Siri function
You might one day be able to whisper to Siri and have the assistant whisper back. Apple is considering that possibility, as described in a patent application first spotted by Gizmodo. That's great news for anyone who likes to pretend they're on the phone but are really just talking to Siri. Oh wait, that's probably just me.
December 14, 2017
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Apple cracks down on loot boxes in update to App Store review guidelines
Apple changes its App Store review guidelines to include "loot box clause".
December 21, 2017
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Apple deliberately slows old iPhones! A story of good reasons and dumb, dumb messaging
For years I swore Apple wasn't deliberately slowing old iPhones. I was wrong. This is dumb and could've easily been avoided.
December 21, 2017
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Apple Developers Can Now Feature Up to 10 Screenshots for their Apps & Games -- Up from Previous Limit of 5
iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS developers can now feature up to 10 screenshots for their apps and games on the App Store.
February 22, 2018
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Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility -- 20 times per day
Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received more than 1,600 false alarm 9-1-1 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area.
February 22, 2018
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Apple dictates that all new apps must fully support the iPhone X screen
Apps must also be built with the iOS 11 SDK.
February 16, 2018
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Apple doubles down on Face ID, grants $390 million to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar
Apple's fresh Face ID tech on the iPhone X relies on four components, including a structured light transmitter and receiver, a front-facing camera, and a time of flight/proximity sensor.
December 13, 2017
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Apple eases up on template-based apps
Apple has amended the guidelines on template-based apps, making it easier for small businesses to get their app published.
December 21, 2017
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Apple expands Siri's sports knowledge database ahead of Australian Open
Short of a week ahead of Australia Open, Siri's sports knowledge database has been expanded with additional information about golf and tennis, allowing users to ask about upcoming tournaments, events from recent years, scores, and even player bios and stats.
January 11, 2018
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Apple expected to purchase 270 million iPhone screens in 2018, half of which OLED
Supply chains are reportedly expecting Apple to order between 250 and 270 million flat display panels for its 2018 lineup of iPhones. Around half of the displays will be of the OLED variety, while the others will be LCDs, according to a new report by DigiTimes.
March 19, 2018
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Apple expects iPhone X shipments in Q1 2018 to be half what it originally estimated
In the last few weeks we heard several reports that Apple is seeing lower iPhone X sales than initially expected. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review now claims that Apple slashed its iPhone X production target for Q1 2018 from 40 million units to only 20 million.
January 30, 2018
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Apple Exploring Flexible Batteries Production -- Maybe Its for Its iPhone for 2020
It seems like Apple really wants to shake things up. First, we heard that the company is developing its own microLED panels. Next, we heard that a foldable iPhone has been planned for 2020, making it a very ambitious decision if it comes true, even for a giant like Apple.
March 30, 2018
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Apple faces 32 class action lawsuits for throttling iPhone CPUs without customer knowledge
Yes, Apple apologized for throttling the CPU speed on the Apple iPhone 6 and newer models. As you might know by now, this was done because the company feared that the weaker batteries on some iPhone handsets wouldn't be able to sustain a charge while handling complex tasks.
January 18, 2018
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Apple faces multiple lawsuits after admitting to slowing down iPhones as their batteries age
iPhone owners aren't happy with Apple, and they're letting the company know with lawsuits. Five iPhone users filed a lawsuit in New York yesterday and are seeking class-action status over Apple intentionally slowing down their phones as the devices' batteries aged.
December 27, 2017
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Apple facing several lawsuits over intentionally slowing down old iPhones
Earlier this week, we shared the news that Apple had admitted to slowing down older iPhones--an accusation originally leveled at the company by several Redditors and bloggers who found their phones' performance had been cut in half, and would only return to full performance with a battery replacement.
December 28, 2017
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Apple Facing Two Class-Action Lawsuits Over Practice of Slowing Down Old iPhones
Apple recently announced that it was slowing down its old iPhones in order to preserve battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns. While the company may have had good intentions with this move, it has not gone over well with consumers. In fact, Business Insider has reported that the company is facing two separate class-action lawsuits over the practice.
December 26, 2017
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Apple falls, Android gains in US market share, and the iPhone X is to blame
The latest phone market share data from research firm Kantar is here, and it shows that Apple's iOS piece of the pie fell quite significantly in the US year-on-year, due to the late launch of the iPhone X.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Geniuses having trouble diagnosing problems with your Mac? APFS might be the reason
If you've ever taken a Mac in for repair at your local Apple Store Genius bar, you'll know that the problems that arise on your Mac can have solutions that range from the simple to the "wipe the hard drive and start over" complicated.
March 19, 2018
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Apple gives CEO Tim Cook and top executives a big pay boost
Apple chief executive Tim Cook and other top executives at the company received a big boost in compensation for the 2017 fiscal year, after the company topped its profit goals and annual sales targets. The information comes from an official company filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
December 28, 2017
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Apple Gives iOS Users Access to Personal Health Records
Your iPhone battery strength won't be the only wellness levels you can track in Apple's upcoming iOS 11.3 update.
January 25, 2018
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Apple Had Way Better Options Than Slowing Down Your iPhone
On Wednesday, Apple confirmed what many customers have long suspected: The company has been slowing the performance of older iPhones. Apple says it started the practice a year ago, to compensate for battery degradation, rather than push people to upgrade their smartphones faster. But even giving that benefit of the doubt, there are plenty of better ways Apple could have accomplished the same goal without betraying customer trust.
December 21, 2017
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Apple Has a Clear Two-Year Lead in the 3D Sensing Hardware Space Against Android Competitors
Apple has cemented its position in the supply chain of 3D sensing modules to the extent that its rivals are going to have to wait a minimum of two years to get their hands on these parts.
March 20, 2018
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Apple has a plan for universal apps across iOS and macOS, report says
The internal Apple project, codenamed Marzipan, is not yet a done deal.
December 20, 2017
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Apple hid an iPhone X bug on YouTube, and people noticed
An iOS 11 bug that was there one day is gone another.
March 23, 2018
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Apple hits 38 million paying subscribers to Apple Music; update on the "Race to $1 trillion"
Apple announced today that it now has 38 million paying subscribers for its streaming music app, Apple Music. That is a pick up of 2 million new subscribers, or 5.6%, since February.
March 12, 2018
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Apple imagines a world where you unlock everything with your face
Commentary: In a new iPhone X ad, Cupertino shows what would happen if your face unlocked more than your phone. It would be complete chaos, of course.
March 16, 2018
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Apple in 2017: Grading my predictions
January is the month for optimism, looking forward, and dreaming about what the new year might bring. But in the cold, dim light of December, it's time to admit that the hourglass has just about run out on our hopes and dreams for the current year. Last year I wrote about my hopes for the Mac, the iPhone, and the iPad Pro in the shiny new year 2017.
December 21, 2017
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Apple intern reportedly leaked iPhone source code
And there's more out there
February 9, 2018
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Apple introduces new spring colors for iPhone and iPad cases
Alongside a new iPad and new education-focused software and initiatives, Apple has also rolled out a set of new colors for its cases and covers for iPhones and iPads. While not as extensive as the new Apple Watch bands, it's still a nice injection of spring color to the iPhone and iPad accessories lineup.
March 27, 2018
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Apple Investigating iPhone X Phones That Can't Make Calls
It's easy to forget people still make calls with phones, since that's not what most people buy them for. Now there are reports Apple's iPhone X is falling down at that particular task, and that the problem is spreading.
February 6, 2018
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Apple Investors Seek Parental Controls on iPhones
Parents aren't the only ones worried about their kids' smartphone habits. Some big Apple investors want the iPhone developer to make it easier for Mom and Dad to manage their children's phone time.
January 8, 2018
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Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar
Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 people to work on the laser sensor in the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X.
December 13, 2017
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Apple inevitably hikes iPhone prices in India; appoints new country head
All iPhone models see a marginal price hike in India as Apple brings in Michel Coulomb to lead country operations.
December 19, 2017
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Apple iOS 11.3 adds health records for battery, people too
Privacy also a priority for Apple, unless you're Chinese
March 29, 2018
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Apple iOS 11.4: here is all we know so far
iOS 11.3 is already out and Apple has now officially confirmed that there will be at least one more point iOS 11 update and that would be iOS 11.4.
March 30, 2018
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Apple iPhone 9 versus iPhone Xs: all major differences to expect
After the most unique iPhone in years has already hit shelves and pockets, one can't help but wonder what comes after X? Thankfully, there is already a treasure trove of details from diverse and credible sources who have proven themselves in the rumor race about Apple's future plans.
January 30, 2018
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Apple iPhone SE 2 rumored to feature glass back for wireless charging capabilities
A new report published today says that the Apple iPhone SE 2, the rumored sequel to the iPhone SE, will come with some new features. The model is said to include a glass back so that it can offer optional wireless charging to users of the device. This would allow the lower priced model to join the three 2017 iPhone units, all of which have glass backs and support wireless charging.
January 8, 2018
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Apple iPhone SE 2: What to expect
If you've ever been shopping for a super compact phone, you've certainly stumbled upon the extremely compact and powerful iPhone SE. After all, it's the spiritual successor to what many consider the highlight of Apple design - the iPhone 5s, and to some extent, the iPhone 4. Granted, the iPhone SE is quite possibly the only 4-inch phone you could consider using today, but admittedly, it's starting to feel a bit long in the tooth already.
March 15, 2018
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Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days
The last time we checked in on the delivery times posted by Apple for iPhone X orders, it was the end of November and units purchased that day were shipping in five business days. Now, less than two weeks later, the tenth anniversary model is shipping in one-to-three business days for most models ordered through Apple for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. The same delivery time is seen for SIM-free models. The exception to the rule is the Verizon 256GB iPhone X in silver, which is listed with a delivery date of five business days.
December 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X review
The iPhone X is the newest flagship phone from Apple. It comes with twin optically stabilized 12MP rear cameras, a 7MP front-facing camera with 'TrueDepth' technology, artificial background blur and specialized lighting effects, DNG Raw file capture, and of course is otherwise a highly capable and extremely speedy mobile device.
January 30, 2018
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Apple iPhone X users rate it almost perfect, cite three major advantages
Apple has apparently gone through prolonged soul-searching, and had to do a number of compromises in its first effort to make an "all-screen" phone that culminated with the iPhone X.
December 20, 2017
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Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user
A smartphone that plucks at your heartstrings, not always in a good way
January 18, 2018
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Apple iPhones slow down as batteries age, says report
Geekbench founder says Apple's iOS operating system likely limits the phones' performance when battery condition decreases past a certain point.
December 19, 2017
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Apple is about to help save thousands of lives
A new iPhone feature promises to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars by making it easier for emergency services to find you when you contact them for help.
January 25, 2018
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Apple is not as good as its bottom line
Apple's quarterly report may look golden, but there are fundamental problems behind its billions in profit.
February 20, 2018
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Apple is now faced with upwards of 23 lawsuits for slowing down iPhones
The #iPhoneSlow saga continues!
January 5, 2018
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Apple Is Said to Have Plan to Combine IPhone, IPad, Mac Apps
Starting as early as next year, software developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it's running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on Mac hardware.
December 20, 2017
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Apple Is Said to Push Back Some Key IPhone Software Features
Apple Inc. executives, seeking to improve the performance of iPhone software after months of reported quality issues, have decided to delay some key features originally planned for this fall's update, according to a person familiar with the matter.
January 30, 2018
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Apple is selling refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones now
Save some cash
February 1, 2018
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Apple is two years ahead in the 3D face sensing race
Android device makers could be waiting until 2019 to duplicate the 3D face sensing features of the iPhone, that's according to three major parts producers. Viavi Solutions Inc, Finisar Corp, and Ams AG said that bottlenecks on the production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) will mean 3D sensing technology, as seen in the iPhone X, won't come to other phones until next year, at the earliest.
March 20, 2018
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Apple is working on a foldable iPhone for 2020, analyst claims
Apple's next major iPhone redesign may have a foldable form factor, according to Bank of America analyst Merrill Lynch. Apple was last year rumored to be working with LG on foldable display tech, but according to Lynch, Apple has now moved on to collaborate with other suppliers on the design of other flexible smartphone components.
March 23, 2018
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Apple Launches New Spring-Colored 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iPhone Accessories
Apart from the new Spring Apple Watch bands, the Cupertino company has launched new color options for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro Leather Sleeve, Smart Cover. But that's not all, iPhone cases have been updated too.
March 27, 2018
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Apple led in worldwide shipments of tablets in Q4; Amazon finished second, surpassing Samsung
The Apple iPad was the most shipped tablet in the world during the fourth quarter of 2017. For the three months from October through December, Apple delivered 13.2 million slates; that was up .6% from the 13.1 million that it shipped during the same quarter in 2016.
February 5, 2018
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Apple Making Its Own microLED Screens That Could Replace OLED in Three Years
Mass producing microLED panels for future Apple products is not going to be as simple as it sounds, but a secret production facility that is located near the company's headquarters has started to show signs of progress.
March 19, 2018
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Apple Maps brings indoor maps to 30 additional airports
30 new airports just went live with Apple's new indoor maps!
December 14, 2017
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Apple may be making a foldable iPhone within the next two years
Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPhone to be released within two years, a Wall Street firm said today. Bank of America Merrill Lynch says Apple is working with Asian partners to make a whole new iPhone design, as reported by CNBC.
March 23, 2018
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Apple may be prepping its biggest iPhone ever
A big "iPhone X Plus"-style phone would be one of three new Apple devices, Bloomberg reports.
February 26, 2018
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Apple may be using Intel modems exclusively in the upcoming iPhones
KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, expects Intel to supply all the modems for iPhones manufactured in the second half of 2018. In a note received by macrumours, Kuo says that Qualcomm will not receive any of the orders at all in 2H18.
February 5, 2018
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Apple may discontinue iPhone X when next model arrives
An analyst predicts Apple will kill off the original iPhone X once the second-generation model hits stores.
January 22, 2018
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Apple may face criminal charges in France over iPhone slowdown
Due to planned obsolescence laws
December 28, 2017
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Apple may offer combined iOS and Mac apps in 2018
Applications that work with touchscreen iPhones or iPads as well as on Mac desktops and laptops could be coming in late 2018.
December 20, 2017
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Apple May Reduce iPhone SoC Performance as Battery Degrades
For years, Apple's iPhones have offered a Low Power Mode to improve battery life when you're nearing the end of a charge. Low Power Mode is signified by a dull yellow battery charge icon as opposed to green, and disables email fetch, Siri, background app refresh, automatic downloads, some visual effects, and locks the screen within 30 seconds.
December 13, 2017
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Apple May Replace Your Broken iPhone 6 Plus With an iPhone 6s Plus
If you own an iPhone 6 Plus that qualifies for whole body replacement and you haven't gotten around to getting it serviced, Apple may be willing to upgrade it for you, at no additional expense. The keyword is "may" -- we don't know exactly which devices qualify for this type of replacement.
January 23, 2018
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Apple might combine iOS and Mac apps in 2018
Apple might start to converge iOS and macOS in a big way next year by letting developers create a single app that runs across both platforms. Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning to let developers create apps that will adjust to whichever platform they're running on, so that they'll support touch input on an iPhone or an iPad and mouse and trackpad input on a Mac.
December 20, 2017
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Apple Might Not Integrate Its in-House Power Management Chips in 2018 iPhone Lineup -- Here's Why
Apple is known for ending partnerships with companies if it means enabling a tighter integration between hardware and software. With its own designed GPU, Apple cut off Imagination Technologies and it was reported that the company would stop relying on Dialog, a manufacturer of power management chips found inside iPhones.
March 5, 2018
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Apple Music overtaking Spotify in the U.S. shows why it needs a free tier more than ever
Apple Music has 36 million subscribers compared with 70 million Spotify listeners around the globe.
February 5, 2018
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Apple Music wish list: 17 ways to improve the app and service
If Apple Music wants to be number one, it can start by improving its iOS app.
February 26, 2018
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Apple now offers unlocked iPhone X models in the US
For those who don't want to be tied to a major carrier.
December 5, 2017
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Apple now requires App Store games with loot boxes to list odds
Wednesday update to iOS rules also touches on VPN services, cryptocurrency apps.
December 21, 2017
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Apple Now Requires Games Offering Loot Boxes To Disclose Odds
Odds must be disclosed to the consumer before purchase.
December 21, 2017
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Apple now sells an unlocked, SIM-free version of the iPhone X
Free yourself from the chains of cell carriers
December 5, 2017
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Apple offers free fix for iPhone 7 handsets plagued by "No Service"
iPhone users started complaining last year about a "No Service" issue with their handsets. Apparently, that number has grown over the last several months, as Apple has finally decided to address the issue.
February 2, 2018
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Apple ordered GitHub to remove iOS source code leak
A portion of iOS's source code was leaked online yesterday and quickly removed after Apple filed a takedown notice with GitHub, where the code was posted. The leak, which was first reported by Motherboard, was for an iOS process named "iBoot" that starts up the system when you first turn on your iPhone and ensures the code being run is valid and originates from Apple.
February 8, 2018
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Apple overhauls software strategy: switches focus back on quality, even if new features take more time
iOS 12, the new version of Apple's phone and tablet software that is expected to arrive this fall, will offer a lot new features, but at the same time, Apple has cancelled plans for others as the company is looking to fix bugs and has a renewed focus on quality and reliability over novelty. The information comes from a report by Bloomberg that claims to have inside sources.
February 12, 2018
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Apple partners with the Malala Fund on '12 years of free, safe, quality education' for young women
Apple has been engaging in all sort of charitable and socially engaged activities lately, and, no, we are not talking about the $38 billion it will give to Uncle Sam out of its good heart, and for tax purposes. The latest Apple initiative to make the world a better place includes partnering with the Malala Fund, for bettering young women's education opportunities worldwide.
January 23, 2018
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Apple paves the MFi way for cheaper USB-C to Lightning and direct audio jack cables
While Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have fast charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that take more than two hours to top up an iPhone 8, for example, or three for the iPhone X, as you can see in out testing video above.
March 13, 2018
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Apple Pay Cash rolls out alongside peer-to-peer payments
Now you can repay your friends -- and vice versa -- via iMessage on your iPhone. Any money you get then goes on an Apple Pay Cash card on your iOS device.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Pay Cash rolls out to iOS 11.2 users in the US
Over the weekend, Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 a little earlier than planned to address a crashing problems affecting iPhone users. The update included a non-functioning version of Apple Pay Cash, but now Apple is flicking the switch to activate the new payment options.
December 5, 2017
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Apple Pay Used on Only 16% of Active iPhones Globally
We got to see Apple Pay in action for the first time in the fall of 2014. Several retailers joined in support of the platform but faced resistance from several companies who were trying develop their own payment solution. Other competitors have since appeared in the market, namely Samsung Pay, and Google Pay, among others. Apple said it wasn't worried about the slow adoption of Apple Pay because it saw the mobile wallet as on track to soon become its customers' "primary payment system."
February 22, 2018
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Apple planning new, "robust" parental controls to help protect children, teens
Investors are worried about youth becoming addicted to their smartphones.
January 9, 2018
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Apple posts new video tutorial showing you how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone X
When Apple unveiled its tenth anniversary model in September, it was obvious that certain features would require some tweaking due to the replacement of Touch ID with Face ID. One of those features is Apple Pay.
December 14, 2017
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Apple Probably Didn't Mean to Highlight iOS 11 Bug in iPhone X Ad
Blink and you'll miss the iOS 11 bug in Apple's latest smartphone ad.
March 19, 2018
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Apple probing the iPhone X's cold weather mishaps, puts a supplier in the freezer
Remember the iPhone X's cold-weather-gate, where some units' touchscreens apparently froze for a few seconds upon wide and abrupt temperature changes, like getting out of your house in the winter? Well, Apple reportedly fixed this with a software update, but there is more to the drama than meets the eye, it seems... or the tip of your glove.
December 6, 2017
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Apple proposes new emoji to better represent people with disabilities
Apple has submitted a proposal to Unicode for emoji that will "better represent individuals with disabilities."
March 23, 2018
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Apple releases iOS 11.3 software update: battery health tool, new animoji and more
Starting today, Apple has released the latest iOS 11.3 software update and millions of iPhones will be updated with new features like a battery health tool, new animoji, newer version of Apple ARKit, business chat and more.
March 30, 2018
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Apple releases iOS 11.3 with battery improvements, new Animoji, and more
Apple released most of its round of mid-stream features updates today, including iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and tvOS 11.3, which have been in beta since late January. The one thing that's notably missing is macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, although that will likely arrive later this week.
March 29, 2018
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Apple releases iOS 11.3, the biggest update for iPhones since iOS 11 first launched
This is a big update, and Apple also released updates to tvOS and watchOS.
March 29, 2018
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Apple removes Telegram from App Store for "inappropriate content"
Popular encrypted messaging app Telegram is currently unavailable for download on iOS. The reason - Apple has removed the service from the App Store after receiving complaints that "inappropriate content" was hosted on the platform.
February 1, 2018
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Apple reportedly halves iPhone X early 2018 production target
The company now plans to build 20 million iPhone X units in the first quarter, according to a Nikkei report.
January 26, 2018
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Apple Reportedly Planning 3 New iPhones In 2018
Which iPhone is just right?
February 27, 2018
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Apple reportedly progresses with its Micro-LED R&D project
Bloomberg posted an interesting article, saying that Apple is making good progress in its Micro-LED development project, and has managed to produce promising display samples. Apple is seeking to use Micro-LED displays in future wearable products - and eventually use Micro-LEDs in smartphones and maybe VR HMDs as well.
March 19, 2018
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Apple reportedly ramps down iPhone X component orders
It's another sign that the iPhone X may not live on once its successor arrives later this year.
February 2, 2018
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Apple reportedly slashes iPhone X production
A second report in as many days says Apple has halved the number of $999 iPhone X phones it aims to produce in the first three months of the year.
January 30, 2018
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Apple reportedly under investigation by SEC and DOJ for phone slowdown
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are jointly investigating Apple's communications about the software update that slowed down older models of the iPhone, Bloomberg is reporting.
January 30, 2018
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Apple responds to accusations of performance throttling with older iPhones
Apple on Wednesday released a statement to TechCrunch to address accusations on the internet that the company purposely throttles the performance of older iPhones in order to boost new iPhone sales. Here is the statement to TechCrunch:
December 20, 2017
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Apple rumored to slash iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus prices due to lower demand than expected
The following rumor might be coming straight from the land of make-believe, but it's interesting enough to warrant a mention.
December 28, 2017
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Apple Says All Macs, IPhones, IPads Exposed to Chip Flaw
Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.
January 5, 2018
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Apple says iPhone 8 and X have 'hardware updates' that address battery issues
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X might not need to significantly slow down their processors as their batteries age to avoid random shutdowns -- at least not in the noticeable way that the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and SE did.
February 6, 2018
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Apple says new apps must support the iPhone X Super Retina display
Beginning in April
February 15, 2018
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Apple sells around 10 iPhones a second, mainly iPhone X
Apple is selling more iPhones and generating higher profits with each sale than ever before, the company has confirmed.
February 2, 2018
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Apple sends out iOS 11.2.6 to fix bug that caused Indian character to crash iPhone models
Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to repair a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash. A specific character from the Indian Telugu language sent over iMessage, or placed in a text field, can force an iPhone to reboot.
February 19, 2018
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Apple shows off iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting in a series of new ads
Apple has uploaded three new ads to its YouTube channel, and we have a feeling we're going to see them a lot during the upcoming holiday season. These short commercials promote two of the hottest features of the iPhone X - Face ID and the Portrait Lighting mode.
December 12, 2017
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Apple Slashes iPhone X Production -- Samsung Seeking OLED Partners to Maintain Market Share
As expected, Apple is going to be slashing the iPhone X production by half, indicating that demand for the $999 flagship might have been strong to allow the tech giant to record its highest quarterly revenue ever, but not enough to meet targets.
February 19, 2018
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Apple snaps up three Amazon Studios execs to bolster original content efforts
The three executives from Amazon Studios are heading to Apple to help direct the company's original content plans.
December 26, 2017
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Apple starts sales of refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, at a very gentle discount
As if its iPhone product lineup wasn't diverse enough already, with the introduction of the new entrant iPhone X, and keeping the 6s in the mix, Apple recently started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well. These certified pre-owned handsets start at $499 for a basic 7, which is just $50 less than the brand new one, while it has passed all the necessary checks, and comes with a year of warranty.
February 2, 2018
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Apple Stock Price Falls As Analysts Warn iPhone X Sales Are Dropping
Apple isn't having a very good month. Before Christmas, the company acknowledged that it deliberately lowers the performance of older iPhones to keep them from over-drawing their batteries and powering down at bad times. Now, the company's stock has dropped following reports that demand for its flagship iPhone X may be softening.
December 26, 2017
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Apple supplier workers have been exposed to toxic chemicals, report finds
Nearly a decade after initial reports about Apple suppliers appeared, work conditions are still devastatingly bad
January 16, 2018
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Apple takes Animoji Karaoke to the next level in Grammy show ads
Apple has two new cool animoji ads and it aired them at the Grammy's to showcase the fun new iPhone X feature to a wide audience.
January 26, 2018
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Apple tells the Senate it may offer rebates to customers who bought full-price battery replacements
In response to questions from a Senate committee, Apple said in a letter today that it may offer rebates to customers who paid full price for a battery replacement by making the switch before the company started offering a discount.
February 6, 2018
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Apple To Buy Up To 270 Million Smartphone Panels For The iPhone Production In 2018
The iPhone is one of the most hyped devices each year. Last year, we saw the iPhone X delay a little due to some production issues. The company procured the OLED display on the iPhone X from Samsung. We have just heard that the company is working to manufacture its own microLED displays which will be superior to the OLED panels.
March 19, 2018
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Apple To Develop New Battery Design For 2018 iPhone Models
While Apple's battery technology has improved over the years, it still lags behind some of its competition. However, there are rumors that Apple may further improve the technology in next year's iPhone models.
December 11, 2017
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Apple to devs: Code for the iPhone X or nothing from April onwards
It's therefore safe to assume the notch is not going away any time soon
February 16, 2018
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Apple to give Finisar $390 million to increase TrueDepth camera tech production
The company produces special lasers that make features like FaceID happen.
December 13, 2017
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Apple to introduce a whopping 6.5 inch iPhone later this year
Apple is preparing to release its largest iPhone ever this fall. According to Bloomberg, the company intends to release three new models: an upgraded (and roughly the same size) iPhone X, a less expensive model with some of the flagship's key features, and a new device with a whopping 6.5 inch screen.
February 26, 2018
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Apple to introduce enhanced parental controls to counter iPhone addiction in children
Following accusations that children are addicted to iPhones, Apple has said that it will introduce improved parental controls in iOS.
January 10, 2018
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Apple to pay the largest ever amount in offshore taxes, contribute $350 billion to the US economy
Due to the sheer size of its profits, Apple is the largest taxpayer in the world, and has outlayed over $35 billion in corporate income taxes in the last three years. Add to these $38 billion it will be paying to repatriate its profits held overseas, and Uncle Sam can only be grateful that so many folks are walking around with iPhones in hand.
January 18, 2018
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Apple under investigation by DOJ, SEC for disclosures of its iPhone slow-down update
The government is looking into possible securities laws violations.
January 30, 2018
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Apple updates App Store prices due to VAT changes
New year, new VAT (Value Added Tax), at least in couple of countries. Reacting to that, Apple is about update its App Store prices of apps and in-app purchases, starting next week.
January 25, 2018
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Apple versus Samsung versus LG versus Huawei mobile profits are not even close
It ain't over until the fat lady sings, and she sang over Apple's record quarterly profit to the tune of a $20 billion fanfare. While that's not as much as analysts expected, and a bit too close to the $18.4 billion it booked on the wings of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus upgrades, it is still a record profit in the company's history... any modern company's history.
February 2, 2018
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Apple vows new parental controls amid child addiction fears
iPhone maker promises features in response to two major shareholders' concerns over children's use of its smartphones.
January 9, 2018
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Apple VP: iPhone X seemed like an impossible task at the start
The iPhone X was unveiled in September with much fanfare, with all kinds of new features like Face ID, top-to-bottom OLED screen, no Home button, and who can forget Animojis. But early on, when the iPhone X was just a glimmer in a designer's eye, Apple thought the task of bringing it to fruition was quite maybe too daunting.
December 12, 2017
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Apple wants to unify iPad, iPhone, and Mac apps -- but will it work?
Unifying your platform is hard. Apple has some advantages, but it is also far behind when compared to Microsoft.
December 27, 2017
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Apple welcomes Galaxy S9 with 'switch to iPhone' campaign
Commentary: New Cupertino ads claim it's easy to switch to iPhone and the device is more secure and offers better customer support than its competitors.
February 26, 2018
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Apple will add new iPhone parental control features to tackle child smartphone addiction
Apple has vowed to introduce new parental control features to iPhones and other iOS devices. These tools will help parents control and limit phone use in order to prevent child smartphone addiction.
January 9, 2018
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Apple will give users the option to control their own battery's destiny
Battery health will be much easier to understand in future iOS software updates.
January 18, 2018
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Apple will invest $390 million in TrueDepth laser maker Finisar
Apple has officially announced plans to invest in Finisar, the company that provides the parts for the lasers in iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.
December 13, 2017
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Apple Will Let Users Deactivate Performance Throttling on iPhones
Apple has come under fire in recent weeks for its decision to slow down older iPhones with degraded batteries, but it wasn't just the actions that got Apple in hot water. What really irked consumers is that Apple did it without telling anyone or providing a way to opt out of the "optimization" features. Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has relented, saying users will be able to turn off the power management features.
January 18, 2018
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Apple will replace old iPhone batteries, regardless of diagnostic test results
Whether or not the battery retains less than 80 percent of its original capacity
January 2, 2018
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Apple will replace your iPhone battery even if it passes a test
The company's pulling out all the stops to make customers happy.
January 2, 2018
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Apple will reportedly unify iOS and Mac apps in 2018
Apple is said to be working on a way to allow developers to build apps that work with touchscreen input on iPhone and iPad, and with mouse and trackpad on Mac devices, to be implemented next year, according to Bloomberg. The system would unify development environments for both of Apple's main computing platforms, iOS and macOS, allowing them to target all devices with a single app instead of having to develop separately for each.
December 20, 2017
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Apple will stop automatically slowing down your iPhone, will let you decide
Apple's iPhone slowdown controversy has reached what seems like its final stage last night, when Tim Cook announced in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the company would give users the option to keep their older iPhones running at full speed, even once the battery had become, in Cook's words, 'unhealthy.'
January 18, 2018
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Apple wins iPad trademark case against Xiaomi Mi Pad
A court has ruled that Chinese phone maker Xiaomi may not trademark the name Mi Pad in Europe. The name was thought to be too similar to Apple's iPad, despite there being a difference in pronunciation.
December 5, 2017
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Apple won't replace your old iPhone 6 Plus battery until March because of short supplies
Get that $29 replacement while you can
January 11, 2018
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Apple working on four next-generation iPhone models, but only three will make it to market
It shouldn't be a surprise that Apple is working on a handful of iPhone prototypes before taking a final decision, but since plans can change on the fly, it's hard to tell which of these projects are going to be finalized and which will be abandoned.
January 26, 2018
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Apple: iBoot source code leak does not impact iPhone security
Yesterday, Apple's iBoot source code leaked online. The software is a core component of iPhones, which securely boots the operating system and ensures that the kernel is digitally signed by Apple. As such, its leak has understandably caused concern among security experts and consumers alike.
February 9, 2018
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Apple's $390M for iPhone laser chip maker will 'push boundaries'
The investment in Finisar will fund the production of chips that power iPhone features such as Face ID and animojis.
December 13, 2017
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Apple's App Store and iTunes Store are currently experiencing issues
Can't make any purchases or update any apps? You're not alone!
March 27, 2018
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Apple's App Store now allows you to pre-order apps, early adopter bonuses incoming?
Apple has announced the addition of a pre-order feature to the App Store. App developers will now be able to list their products up to 90 days in advance of their planned release. The functionality works with both paid and free preorders and on all versions of the App Store. When a pre-ordered app goes official, it will automatically be downloaded on a user's device.
December 12, 2017
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Apple's App Store now lets you pre-order iOS apps and games before they launch
Apple has quietly allowed developers to make their apps available for pre-order.
December 12, 2017
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Apple's battery replacement program may lead to 16M lost sales of iPhones
After evidence emerged last month that Apple was deliberately slowing older models of the iPhone with iOS updates in order to provide a more consistent experience with regard to battery life, the company soon apologised and began offering battery replacements at a cheaper price.
January 4, 2018
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Apple's battery woes heat up: Store evacuated as one starts smoking
Poor Apple. It has been feeling the heat over its throttling of old iPhones and has apologized by offering users battery replacements for $29. However, an Apple employee felt a different kind of heat while replacing a battery.
January 9, 2018
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Apple's Business Chat means one day you'll ask HomePod for a bank loan
Nuance Communications explained the huge potential of Apple's Business Chat platform, which one day means we'll be able to ask our HomePod to arrange our next bank loan.
March 29, 2018
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Apple's China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts
Apple's plan to migrate China-based iCloud user accounts to a local host on Chinese soil is already running into controversy after the iPhone-maker appeared included accounts registered overseas in the data.
January 11, 2018
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Apple's first 6.1-inch iPhone won't feature 3D Touch, according to famous analyst
Having launched three different iPhone models in 2017 (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X), Apple is reportedly planning to introduce at least four new handsets this year. Rumors have it that, throughout 2018, Apple intends to release a new iPhone SE, a 5.8-inch successor to the iPhone X, a 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Plus, and a 6.1-inch iPhone.
January 23, 2018
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Apple's Has a Foldable iPhone in the Pipeline, but You May Not See It Until 2020
Samsung has been rumored to announce a foldable smartphone for quite a while now. Apple certainly does not want to be left out of the party and according to an analyst, the tech firm is also preparing its own version of a foldable unit, but it will definitely take a while before we can see it.
March 23, 2018
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Apple's iCloud gets a boost from erstwhile enemy Google
Apple's Steve Jobs once promised thermonuclear war on Google's Android. Now, his company appears more willing to do business with its rival.
February 26, 2018
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Apple's iOS 11.2.2 Spectre patch probably won't slow down your iPhone, but here's what to do if it does
Last week Apple pushed out iOS 11.2.2, which seeks to mitigate the risks associated with the Spectre chip flaw via a security update to Safari and Webkit. Since a Spectre attacker is most likely to attack your system via a Javascript vulnerability, Apple has addressed the issue in iOS 11.2.2 to make your system more secure.
January 16, 2018
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Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax
Apple may have finally found a way to enable the large-scale sharing of electronic medical record information on mobile devices. But its tools won't replace the old tried-and-true fax for data-sharing in healthcare.
February 5, 2018
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Apple's iPhone 9 and Xs to only come with Intel modems, dual SIM support in the cards
Amidst reiterating that the rumored 6.1" LCD iPhone 9 will account for 50% of Apple's 2018 iPhone crop sales, famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo added a few more notable details about this year's portfolio in three memos to clients of its research shop KGI Securities.
February 5, 2018
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Apple's iPhone 9, Xs and Xs Plus may hit gigabit LTE with MediaTek and Intel inside
Apple may be switching to MediaTek as an extra wireless modem supplier indeed, to fill the hole in its soul left by the patent battle with Qualcomm. It is already using inferior Intel modems for most of its 2018 iPhones on GSM carriers, but, unfortunately (for Apple, that is), it has to use Qualcomm on CDMA ones like Verizon or Sprint in the US, and it's exactly the those licensing and royalties fees that it is trying to escape from.
December 26, 2017
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Apple's iPhone Debacle Doesn't Prove It Deliberately Slowed Older Phones
For years, Apple has been dogged by claims that the company deliberately slowed down smartphones after new models shipped. For years, Apple and various media sources have claimed and seemingly demonstrated that this wasn't true -- or at least, not true in the manner often argued. In the wake of Apple's admittance that it deliberately slows down iPhones to extend battery health, it's worth revisiting these claims and investigating the evidence for or against them.
December 26, 2017
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Apple's iPhone SE sequel reportedly won't be a big revamp
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo does not believe Apple's smallest iPhone will be changing much in 2018.
January 26, 2018
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Apple's iPhone slowdown: Your questions answered
Apple admits it slows down older iPhones to offset battery problems. Here's what you need to know.
December 21, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X drives gains in key markets
The iPhone X has boosted Apple's smartphone share in some of the world's key markets, the latest Kantar WorldPanel ComTech data shows.
January 30, 2018
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Apple's iPhone Xs/Plus tipped to come with high-capacity L-shaped batteries by LG
The rumors that Apple will be utilizing an L-shaped battery in the iPhone X actually materialized, though not to the extent initially thought.
January 25, 2018
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Apple's iPhones to cost record $740 on average in 2018, thanks to the X
Just three weeks after its launch, the iPhone X already represented 2% of the active installed user base of iPhones. Given that there are hundreds of millions of those around the globe, to achieve such penetration is pretty telling for Apple's quarterly results to follow.
December 19, 2017
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Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad brings Pencil support for the same low price
Now you can work and play.
March 27, 2018
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Apple's new App Store logo is one giant 'Kon', and a Chinese company is suing
"You want a piece of that?" said no executive ever when they are faced with trademark lawsuits, but Apple's may as well do, after winning a prolonged legal fight with Xiaomi over its MiPad brand of Android tablets. This time around, however, it's Apple being sued by a Chinese clothing firm called Kon, which has a logo very similar to the new one Apple crafted for its App Store.
December 20, 2017
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Apple's new Families page details ways to monitor kids' iPhone use
The company, facing backlash over children's phone addiction, is trying to make it easier for parents to know what control features are already available.
March 15, 2018
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Apple's new iPhones top the sales charts and Google searches
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X are the second and third most searched terms for 2017, announced Google in its traditional yearly recap. The ranking defaults to global, but you can also zoom in to specific countries to see what was searched most in your neck of the woods.
December 14, 2017
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Apple's next big display innovation could be microscopically small
MicroLED displays could be on the horizon.
March 19, 2018
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Apple's next iPhone may feature a 'Full Active LCD', according to analyst
More predictions about iPhones that will come out later in 2018 have been published by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo's predictions are often shared by many as he is considered somewhat of an industry insider and expert. His latest report has reiterated previous predictions that he made on this year's upcoming iPhones. The overall picture and specs of what he sees coming can be seen in the following chart.
January 26, 2018
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Apple's super-sized iPhone X may come in gold this fall
All three 2018 iPhones will reportedly have slim bezels and Face ID
February 26, 2018
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Apple's tax heaven cash repatriation will be a windfall for Uncle Sam
How much does the Treasury stand to gain if Apple takes advantage of the one-off 15% tax rate for repatriating overseas cash that was introduced in the bill that Congress and Senate just passed? How about $39 billion?
December 21, 2017
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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason
If you want a crash course in learning Arm code, now's your -- hm, maybe not
February 8, 2018
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Apple's total number of apps in the App Store declined for the first time last year
Apple cleaned out the graveyard of old apps, and saw fewer new releases
April 05, 2018
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Apple's VSCEL Supplier Finisar Announces New Plant In Sherman, Texas; Expected To Bring 600 Jobs And Make City VSCEL Capital Of The World
Apple changed things with the iPhone X. The smartphone features facial recognition, complete with the requisites for secure transactions. This is a first for the market, and will take other companies some time to emulate. However, despite taking the lead with Face ID, Apple is still haunted by its supply chain. In the late 90s, after Steve Jobs' return, Cupertino had to cut down all unnecessary manufacturing and inventory.
March 5, 2018
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Apple, kids, and iPhone addiction: Parental controls in iOS are long overdue
The promised "new features and enhancements" might be too little, too late.
January 9, 2018
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Apple, the tax piñata, settles to pay £136 million more after audit in the UK
Apple, the European authorities favorite tax piñata, is getting hit with another bill shock, this time after "an extensive audit" done by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in the UK.
January 10, 2018
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Apps With ARKit Support Have Been Downloaded Over 13 Million Times In The Past Six Months
Apple released its latest iOS 11 firmware last year that featured quite a hand full of new additions. While a majority of the changes were made on how the operating system looked, Apple did include several changes on the kernel level.
March 29, 2018
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April 2018 security patch released with multiple Pixel 2 improvements
There are 56 non-security-related fixes.
April 02, 2018
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Ark: Survival Evolved Is Coming To Mobile
Hunt dinosaurs on the bus home.
March 15, 2018
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Are VPN app developers selling your personal information to the highest bidder?
VPNs are meant to protect your identity, but some VPN app developers may be selling your usage data and more.
December 13, 2017
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Are you going to use a screen protector on the Galaxy S9?
For a phone like this, a screen protector is a necessity.
March 15, 2018
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Are you keeping your Pixel 2 XL?
Just like pretty much every other phone that's released, the Pixel 2 XL has had its fair share of ups and downs. The initial launch and the numerous display complaints left some folks with a bad taste in their mouths, but after Google addressed these issues and pushed out a handful of updates to the phone, it's now better than ever.
December 21, 2017
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Are you obscenely rich? Take a gander at the iPhone X Bentley Edition
Although the Apple iPhone X commands a premium price tag and is now more a status symbol than anything else, it's still too common to be considered an exclusive rarity that only the well-off can afford. Now, how do we fix that?
January 30, 2018
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Are you still using the stock launcher on your Galaxy S9?
Samsung's TouchWiz launcher isn't the monster it's made out to be.
March 26, 2018
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Are you using Substratum themes on your phone?
Gotta have that all-black theme.
January 3, 2018
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Arianna Huffington won't let me use my apps
When I heard about Arianna Huffington's new Thrive app for Samsung, available on Android, I thought what any rational person in control of their own lives would: this is stupid. Who needs an app that stops you from accessing your other apps?
January 23, 2018
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Artists secure 5 years of increased payment from streaming services
This is a big win for the music industry.
January 30, 2018
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As Galaxy S9 looms, Samsung ad shows how little details matter
Commentary: In a new ad, Samsung offers a heartening look at how hard its robots are working to help make its phones.
February 9, 2018
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Asked and unanswered: The iPhone X failure mystery
Did you know that you can imply any crazy ol' thing if you just phrase it as a question? Let's look at an example.
March 13, 2018
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Assembla's new iOS app lets developers manage their repos on the go
Software development isn't exactly something that naturally lends itself to mobile. Who, after all, wants to code on a virtual keyboard and a small screen. But you don't need to be bound to a desktop or laptop to manage your code or to compare the latest revisions of a file while you're on the go.
December 14, 2017
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Asus CEO on ZenFone 5 versus iPhone X: Our notch is slimmer
The ZenFone 5 will also be more affordable than its rival, says Asus CEO Jerry Shen.
February 27, 2018
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Asus delays Android 8.0 Oreo for ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Zoom
Asus promised last month that its ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Zoom and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe smartphones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of March. True to its promise, the company delivered the update to the ZenFone 3 Deluxe last week, but the other two handsets remain on Android Nougat.
April 02, 2018
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Asus unveils ZenFone 5Z with wide-angle dual-cam and AI camera
Asus has been one of the last manufacturers to unveil their new devices at this year's Mobile World Congress, but looking at the newly announced Zenfone 5Z, it seems the wait has been worthwhile.
February 27, 2018
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Asus' Zenfone 3 Deluxe has been updated to Android Oreo
Asus' Zenfone Deluxe ZS550KL variant has now received Android 8.0 Oreo.
March 27, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo, here are all the changes
Asus confirmed last week that three ZenFone 3 smartphones will receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in March, but it didn't mention any exact release dates. If you're using an Asus ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Zoom or ZenFone 3 Deluxe, you should expect to get the Oreo update at some point this week.
March 26, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 3 starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
As promised, Asus has just started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for ZenFone 3. Apparently, all unlocked ZenFone 3 models are now eligible for the update, so make sure to head to System updates to check if there is a new firmware available.
January 30, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update
Asus continues to update its ZenFone 3 and 4 smartphones, which it said it would bring to Android 8.0 Oreo by the second half of the year. The latest addition to the list of smartphones with Android Oreo is the ZenFone 4 Pro, Asus' flagship from last year.
March 12, 2018
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ASUS ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite ditch the bezels
The ZenFone 5 ditches screen bezels and brings a little brother along to Barcelona.
February 27, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 5 has iPhone X looks, but not its price
One of the big trends this past month has been the adoption of the notch from the iPhone X by Android phones. Phones like the Leagoo S9, Asus ZenFone 5, Asus ZenFone 5Z and the rumored Huawei P20 all mimic Apple's distinctive display notch. Even Google's first developer version of Android P makes allowances for notched-displays.
March 13, 2018
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Asus Zenfone 5 is an iPhone X on the cheap
Sure, it looks identical to Apple's phone. But is that such a bad thing?
February 27, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 5 leaked with dual selfie cameras
The ZenFone 4 from Asus launched in North America just a few months ago, but the ZenFone 5 sequel is already leaking out. Evan Blass just dropped a few photos and specs of the upcoming ZenFone 5 Lite on Twitter (as spotted by Android Police). Most notably, the phone has a quad-camera setup: two 20MP sensors in the front, and two 16MP sensors in the back.
February 12, 2018
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Asus ZenFone 5's beefed up specs show up in benchmark
Asus is readying its new ZenFone smartphones, which will be revealed on February 27 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. We've already learned a few things about some of the devices that Asus plans to introduce later this month, including what some of them look like.
February 19, 2018
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Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) with 18:9 display goes on sale in Europe, but it's a bit overpriced
Asus introduced its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), last month, but it only made it available for purchase in Russia. Well, it looks like starting this month, the smartphone will be released in more European countries.
December 18, 2017
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AT&T announces new international Passport plans starting at $60
Passport Gold and Silver are being replaced with AT&T Passport 1GB and 3GB.
December 12, 2017
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AT&T beats Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint in mobile video streaming
T-Mobile has its quarterly OpenSignal network tests to brag with, Verizon boasts after each bi-annual Root Metrics study, while AT&T remains mum on the matter, although it scores very well in all reports.
February 13, 2018
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AT&T begins testing intriguing new way of bringing high-speed internet to US and global users
AT&T has announced the launch of two field trials of its AirGig technology. AirGig is a system that can deliver low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines.
December 13, 2017
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AT&T being urged to stop its commercial relationship with Huawei
This would prevent AT&T from working with Huawei on 5G developments.
January 16, 2018
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AT&T decision to drop Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly made under pressure from US Congress
According to a report by Reuters AT&T's decision to not sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, currently one of the best camera smartphones, in the US might have been made under pressure from the US Congress.
January 16, 2018
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AT&T ends 10-month union standoff with 10% pay rise for reps, and more perks
Тhe Communications Workers of America finally ended their siege of AT&T after a 10-month nuclear standoff that saw wireless store employees going out on a strike back in May. The CWA union has about half of the AT&T workforce in its ranks, and the deal will benefit more than 21,000 of its support and store reps.
December 14, 2017
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AT&T has two new unlimited plans and exclusive deals for parts of the U.S.
AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced costs $10/month less and has more hotspot data.
February 27, 2018
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AT&T is updating its Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android Oreo
A few days ago, Samsung said that all Galaxy Note 8 units (unlocked and carrier models) in the US would be updated to Android 8 Oreo in 2-3 weeks. Today, perhaps sooner than many users had expected, AT&T became the first carrier to deliver Oreo to the Note 8.
March 27, 2018
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AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Moto Z2 Force
Surely, AT&T is not the last major carrier in the United States that releases the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force. However, Verizon and T-Mobile have already pushed out Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force back in December, which leaves Sprint to sort it out somehow.
February 23, 2018
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AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S8
AT&T is the last major US carrier to update Samsung's last year flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, to Android 8.0 Oreo. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have already pushed the update earlier this month, so AT&T customers are the last to get the same treatment.
March 20, 2018
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AT&T Promises a Dozen Mobile 5G Markets in 2018
All the big US carriers want to be the first to sell you 5G cellular service. AT&T is so anxious to do so, it's currently pushing a "5G Evolution" in some markets that isn't real 5G, but an enhanced version of 4G.
January 4, 2018
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AT&T Pulls Out of Huawei Smartphone Deal Under Pressure from Government
The US government continues to be very concerned with a major Chinese company gaining inroads into the US market with technology products. The government in the past has feared that the Chinese government might gain a backdoor into both government and corporate secrets if Chinese made technology products gain wide acceptance in the US.
January 9, 2018
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AT&T reportedly backs out of deal to sell Huawei smartphones
Huawei's attempt to bring one of its premier smartphones to the United States via AT&T has apparently been derailed, with AT&T reportedly walking away from the deal.
January 8, 2018
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AT&T reportedly steps away from deal to sell Huawei phones
This is a big setback for Huawei's plans to expand in the U.S.
January 8, 2018
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AT&T rolls out new update to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, see all the new changes
AT&T has released a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Weighing in at 480MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the S8 to G950USQU2BQK5. Meanwhile, the larger variant gets version G955USQU2BQK5.
December 11, 2017
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receive new update, brings security improvements
A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners that purchased their device from AT&T. With a file size of about 46MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the S7 to G930AUCS4BQL1. Meanwhile, the S7 edge gets G935AUCS4BQL1.
January 3, 2018
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AT&T to launch a real mobile 5G network by the end of 2018
AT&T is planning to launch a mobile 5G network that will comply with the recently approved 5G New Radio (NR) specifications. In its press release, the US carrier states that the service will be available in 12 cities by the end of this year, but it hasn't specified the names of those markets or which devices will get upgraded to the higher speeds first.
January 4, 2018
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AT&T to Roll Out 5G Service This Year
2018 will be a big year for faster mobile internet service, at least for some people. AT&T has announced that it plans to roll out 5G mobile service to at least a dozen markets by late 2018. This means faster mobile data and the need for new phones to support it.
January 4, 2018
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AT&T versus Huawei: First, the phone deal is nixed, next could be 5G plans
AT&T has been trying to get a working relationship with Huawei going for the last several months, but keeps running into Congressional pressure to avoid the Chinese company over national security concerns. The wireless carrier earlier this month backed out of a planned deal to carry the Mate 10 Pro, and now they may be forced to end discussions on standards for a high-speed 5G network.
January 16, 2018
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AT&T will release true 5G service by late 2018
Some AT&T customers will get to use actual 5G before the end of the year.
January 4, 2018
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AT&T won't sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns
Chinese device manufacturer Huawei was widely expected to announce its first distribution partnership for a flagship smartphone in the US with carrier AT&T at CES this week. However, the carrier pulled out of the agreement at the last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear, though there is some interesting speculation.
January 11, 2018
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Autofocus issue on Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus fixed with update to iOS 11.2.1
A bug that was making it impossible for the rear camera to autofocus on some models of the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, is easily exterminated by installing iOS 11.2.1.
December 14, 2017
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manufacturer of low priced compact marine computers, waterproof displays, marine navigation systems, marine electronics, automatic pilots, instrumentation and steering systems.
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Avail The Pay What You Want Deal On The Master Game Development Bundle -- Deal Expires In A Few Hours
If you are a gamer, then you already invest a lot in games. How about instead of investing in games this time, you invest in game development. This can be a very interesting career option and you can put your creativity to good use.
March 23, 2018
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Avid Game Player "Wing Chun"s His Way To Survival After Girlfriend's Sword Attack
"The feeling I had when I won the fight with my bare hands is just absolutely the best feeling."
March 15, 2018
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Avido's new WiBa Wireless Charging Power Bank lets you power up on the go
Wish you could bring your wireless charger with you as you go about your day? Thanks to Avido, now you can!
January 2, 2018
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Avoid costly errors with this great deal on a Grammarly one-year subscription
We write so much around these parts that it's easy for a few grammar errors to slip through. Whether you're writing an article for a major website like Android Central or a business email to a boss or a colleague, we all want to be sure our writing comes off as professional and clean. But mistakes are bound to happen, and that's why it's handy to have an extra set of eyes looking over your writing.
December 28, 2017
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Awesome space adventure: Out There Chronicles Episode 2 is finally out!
Out There is a super-hard, roguelike space exploration game that perfectly captures the feeling of mystery, isolation, and desperation as you try to guide a lost astronaut back home through the vastness of unexplored space. It was originally released in 2014 and quickly garnered a cult following, which prompted its developer -- Mi-Clos Studio -- to quickly release a re-master (the currently available Ω Edition) as well as create a spinoff series, titled Out There Chronicles.
January 26, 2018
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Back in black, but three other colors, too. Which Galaxy S9 color do you think you'd love the most?
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch is drawing near and each day the rumor mill manages to churn out one extra tidbit of information after the other. The latest one concerns the colors that the new flagships would be available in, as per serial leakster Evan Blass' own information.
February 6, 2018
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Back up your photos -- before it's too late
How do you back up all the photos on your phone, tablet, and computer and keep your memories of life, love, kids, travel, and adventure safe? Like this!
January 4, 2018
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Bad news: A Spectre-like flaw will probably happen again
Our devices may never truly be secure, says the CEO of the company that designs the heart of most mobile chips.
January 15, 2018
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Bandai Namco brings One Piece Pirate Rush and Sword Art Online: Integral Factor to smartphones
It looks like Bandai Namco is on a launch spree. After the surprising announcement of Dragon Ball Legends last month, the Japanese publisher and game developer released two new games on mobile, both available for free: One Piece Pirate Rush and Sword Art Online: Integral Factor.
April 05, 2018
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Barclays kills its mobile banking app for Windows phone
Barclays is next up on the list of high profile companies to drop support for its Windows phone app.
December 18, 2017
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Beautiful wallpapers in ultra high resolutions, perfect for your Pixel 2 XL, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "What time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again
January 26, 2018
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Beautiful, high-res smartphone wallpapers
It's that time of the week again, folks! "What time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again
March 15, 2018
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Beautiful, high-res smartphone wallpapers, perfect for your Pixel 2, iPhone X, Note 8, Galaxy S8, LG V30, and many others
This is our first wallpapers pick of 2018, and we'd like to kick things off with some quality backgrounds for your smartphone and tablet. We've even included a handful of photos that we took ourselves with various smartphones over the past year. Can you tell which ones they are without poking too much? If you do, make sure to tell us what you think of them in the comments below!
January 2, 2018
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Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X
Sebastiaan de With, the designer behind the iPhone photography app Halide, recently published a short piece titled The Power of Shooting RAW on iPhone.
December 6, 2017
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Begun the clone wars have: check out this iPhone X copy
In any industry, there's often the "borrowing" or "copying" of ideas from one competitor to another -- it's the way the cookie crumbles. Someone makes something cool, others try to mimic it. But there are also those who don't remix and redo other ideas, but directly replicate them. Which is always fun to witness, right? Well, unless you are the one being copied.
December 12, 2017
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Belkin expands its roster of wireless chargers
With wireless charging becoming a more standard feature on new phones, Belkin's bringing out several new wireless charging accessories later this year.
January 5, 2018
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Belkin's latest chargers look tailor-made for the iPhone X
Wireless chargers, battery packs, and fast-charging wall plugs galore
January 5, 2018
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Benchmark confirms: aging batteries are the main reason for slowing iPhones
Just last week, a Reddit thread uncovered a surprising iPhone behavior: as more and more users report slow iPhone performance, battery life seems to be the unexpected culprit. It's expected for a battery to lose capacity over time and battery life to decrease, but it is totally unexpected for this to affect the processor performance.
December 19, 2017
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Benefits of React Native for Your Hybrid Mobile App Development
React Native allows you to build native mobile apps in JavaScript. Learn more about how it works to see if it's the right choice for you.
January 25, 2018
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Best Accessories for Razer Phone
Looking to accessorize your Razer Phone? Here's a good place to start.
March 6, 2018
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Best Accessories for the Moto X4
These are the essential accessories you need for your Moto X4!
February 19, 2018
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Best adult apps for Android
In an ocean of adult apps done poorly, these rise to the top.
January 9, 2018
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Best Android apps for building better habits in 2018
New year, new habits, new you.
January 10, 2018
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Best Android apps for connecting your phone and Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 and Android can play nicely if you know which apps to use.
March 12, 2018
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Best Android apps for learning a language in 2018
Learning a new language doesn't have to happen in a classroom.
January 11, 2018
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Best Android Launchers
Want to upgrade your Android experience? Try upgrading your launcher.
March 23, 2018
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Best Android Phone With a Headphone Jack
 
December 20, 2017
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Best Android phones 2018: 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.
January 22, 2018
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Best Android Phones for Photographers in 2018
If you're serious about photography, you probably still own at least one standalone camera. But if you're not working as a pro or really obsessive, you are probably also taking an increasing number of photos with your smartphone.
March 20, 2018
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Best Android phones in 2018
What is the best Android phone in 2018?
February 9, 2018
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Best Android weather apps in 2018
Keep an eye on the weather with these apps!
January 4, 2018
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Best apps for getting politically active (and a few you should avoid)
We hold this truth to be self-evident: That not all political apps are created equal.
April 05, 2018
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Best AR apps of 2017
If you're going to play with AR apps, you should really start with these.
December 19, 2017
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Best AT&T phones to buy right now (2018)
Did you know that after receiving his patent for the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell tried selling it for $100,000? In what is regarded as one of the biggest mistakes in business history, the company he offered it to turned down the proposal, dismissing the invention as a toy without any real use.
March 29, 2018
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Best Battery Cases for the Galaxy Note 8
Don't be the sucker holding a $1000 phone with a dead battery!
April 02, 2018
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Best Battery Cases for the iPhone 6s Plus
Keep your iPhone 6s Plus charged up and ready to go with these awesome battery cases!
February 2, 2018
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Best Bluetooth gaming controllers for Android
In one of our latest how-to guides, we showed you how you can transform your smartphone to a versatile gaming console. One of the main components needed in achieving that is pretty obvious, a wireless Bluetooth game controller of some kind -- something you absolutely need to cement the experience! Having one on hand for the occasion means being able to replicate that home console feel, as you sit on the couch, chair, or sofa, while spending some quality time gaming from the comforts of your seated position.
January 25, 2018
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Best budget and affordable phones of 2018: a buyer's guide
When it comes to technology, some people just don't find it reasonable to spend crazy amounts of money on a gadget that gets old in just a couple of years. Yet, those same people still want the full smartphone experience, the camera, the apps, and the speed. Are there any affordable phones that would fit all those criteria?
February 19, 2018
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Best bumper cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are beautiful, shiny, slippery, and expensive to fix if you break one. Yeah, that glass-and-metal sandwich looks amazing, but the extra-long 18.5:9 displays mounted on a body that is sleek and smooth all around are just begging to be introduced to the pavement.
March 26, 2018
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Best Camera Apps for Android of 2018
Since every camera-equipped Android phone comes with a camera app, most people will never look further. But some OEMs do a better job than others at creating great apps for photography, and there are also lots of interesting and possibly important features that can only be found by using a third-party camera app.
March 19, 2018
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Best Car Chargers for Samsung Galaxy S9
Never run out of battery while you're on the go!
March 23, 2018
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Best Car Mounts for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus in 2018
What's the best car mount for iPhone? Here's are our picks!
March 13, 2018
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Best Car Mounts for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Stay secure. Arrive alive.
April 02, 2018
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Best Car Vent Mounts for iPhone
Check out any one of these awesome car vent mounts and go hands-free on the road!
April 02, 2018
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Best Cases for iPhone X
Preempt your clumsiness by buying an iPhone X case!
March 19, 2018
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Best Cases for Moto G5 Plus
What are the best cases available for the Moto G5 Plus?
December 5, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto X4 in 2018
Own a Moto X4? These are the cases that deserve your dollars.
February 13, 2018
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Best Cases for Silver iPhone X
Looking for some cases that'll compliment your silver iPhone X? Here are the best of the best options out there!
March 23, 2018
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Best Cases for Space Gray iPhone X
You didn't just buy an iPhone X, you purchased a space gray iPhone X, and you want a case to help protect it.
March 5, 2018
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Best Cases for the Honor 7X
The Honor 7X is a great phone, so why not protect it with a great case?
February 20, 2018
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Best Cases for Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6
Keep your Samsung tablet safe and secure with a quality case!
March 30, 2018
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Best Cases for the Honor View 10
Protect your Honor View 10 with one of these cases.
March 29, 2018
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Best document scanning apps for Android
Scan and save all the important documents in your life without hassle.
January 16, 2018
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Best Drones for iPhone
What are the best drones I can control with my iPhone?
January 22, 2018
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Best ebook reading apps for Android
Books can be heavy, expensive, and take up valuable space in a cramped apartment. If you've been considering the jump from physical books to ebooks, you'll need to figure out the best e-reader for the job. Thankfully you've got a few options, depending on where you want to get your books, and how you want them to look on the screen.
December 20, 2017
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Best Evernote alternatives for iPhone
Nothing can truly replace Evernote, but OneNote comes darn close.
March 8, 2018
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Best fighting games for Android as of December 2017
Bring the classic arcade action you remember to your phone with these great fighting games!
December 27, 2017
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Best free Android and iOS apps for a healthy lifestyle
We live in such a busy world that it's kind of hard to keep an eye on every aspect of our lives. We have to give our best at work, take care of our families, socialize, and so much more that we may forget to take care... of ourselves.
April 02, 2018
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Best Galaxy S9 Cases
Find a sleek and stylish case to keep your S9 protected.
March 13, 2018
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy Note 8
Keep your Note 8 well protected with a rugged case!
March 12, 2018
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy S9
The Galaxy S9 is the latest and greatest device released by Samsung and it's a real beauty. But as pretty as all that curved is to look at, what a shame it would be if it got scratched or smashed.
March 15, 2018
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8 as of January 2018
Protect your Galaxy S8 with a sturdy, rugged case, and have some peace of mind while you're at it.
January 1, 2018
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Best iPhone 6 Cases in 2018
Looking for the best of the best cases for your iPhone 6? Here are some of the top-rated choices out there!
January 26, 2018
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Best iPhone 8 Cases in 2018
Some of the best iPhone 8 cases that you can get are already available... for the iPhone 7.
March 15, 2018
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Best iPhone Running Belts in 2018
Call it a fitness belt, a running belt, a fanny pack, or whatever you like, but having a dedicated holder for your iPhone while you run is worth the fashion faux pas.
January 16, 2018
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Best iPhone X Battery Cases to Extend Battery Life
Need more juice out of your iPhone X? Here are the best battery cases to keep you going!
March 29, 2018
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Best iPhone X Car Chargers
With a little help from USB-C, you can fast charge your iPhone; here's how to do it in the car!
March 20, 2018
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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you
So you know you want an iPhone--but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.
December 13, 2017
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Best iPhone, iPad and Android games (January 2018)
We take a look at what is released in the past month and bring you the best new games on mobile with no regards to genre or style.
January 4, 2018
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Best Leather Cases for Galaxy Note 8
Give your Note 8 a touch of class with a leather case.
March 26, 2018
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Best Leather Cases for Galaxy S9 and S9+
A leather case is a premium smartphone accessory. The Galaxy S9 is a premium smartphone. See where we're going here?
March 27, 2018
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Best Magnetic Car Mounts for iPhone 2018
Yeah! Magnets!
January 2, 2018
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Best Microphones to Use for Shooting Video on your iPhone
Record all the sounds stress-free with these external iPhone microphones!
February 9, 2018
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Best microSD Cards for Samsung Galaxy S9
64GB is a lot of onboard storage, but sometimes you need a little more!
March 9, 2018
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Best mid-range "$400/$500 flagship" phones in 2018
These days, you can get a phone with a flagship-grade look, feel and often even performance for just $400. Many people have started calling these phones simply the "$400 flagships".
February 20, 2018
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Best messaging apps for Android of 2017
Which apps are worth using to stay in touch? We've got the scoop.
December 19, 2017
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Best MetroPCS Phones of 2017
MetroPCS offers some great phones to go along with its affordable plans, including the latest flagship phone from Samsung.
December 6, 2017
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Best music player apps for Android
Get the best music experience on your Android phone or tablet with these great apps
December 6, 2017
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Best music widgets for Android
A good widget can make or break a home screen.
January 8, 2018
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (March, 2018)
Well, just like that, another month is over. And what a month it was -- we got the new Samsung Galaxies, we got the new Sony flagships, and tons of more cool stuff from MWC. Yeah, it was fun.
March 13, 2018
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (February, 2018)
Whew, didn't the first month of 2018 fly by fast? In one month we had the wackiest Knuckles and Pods memes, nuclear warnings and FBI memos, Android 8 Oreo for Samsung phones and a teaser for Android 9's name. Of course, we also got new apps. Tons and tons of new apps!
February 9, 2018
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (January, 2018)
Well, folks, it's the new year and it's a new month. And every time we enter a new month, we comb through the app stores to see what great new apps have come out over the past 30 days. Needless to say, December saw tons of new offerings in both stores, so we had some sorting to do.
January 2, 2018
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Best new apps for iPhone and iPad
What are the hottest new apps on the App Store right now? These!
March 29, 2018
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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!
March 30, 2018
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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!
March 30, 2018
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Best new phones expected in 2018
What can we expect to see in terms of new phones in 2018? What will be the best new phone to buy in 2018?
February 5, 2018
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Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad
How do you keep all your logins and credit cards safe without forgetting them all? With a password manager!
February 26, 2018
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Best power banks of 2018: The top USB portable chargers for your phone
Don't leave home without one.
January 25, 2018
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Best puzzle games for Android as of January 2018
What are the best brain-busting puzzle games for Android?
January 23, 2018
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Top picks in every style
If you spend $950 on a phone like the Galaxy Note 8, you're going to want some measure of protection. That means putting your Note 8 in a case.
December 18, 2017
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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Holster Cases
Keep yours pockets empty and your phone at your hip with these cool holster cases.
January 3, 2018
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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Accessories
Keep your Samsung Galaxy S9 protected and functional with these great accessories!
March 15, 2018
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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style
Keep your phone safe out there.
March 16, 2018
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Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S9
Keep your Galaxy S9 display safe and scratch-free
March 12, 2018
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Best smartphones to buy from Verizon
When it comes to buying a smartphone, there's a huge list of devices to choose from. Today's market is flooded with handsets spread across different price tiers and niche sectors. Then, we have mobile carriers offering various discounts, deals, or monthly payment plans to make the purchase of that one expensive handset that much easier for the customer.
March 30, 2018
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Best Solar Chargers for Your Android Phone
What's the best solar charger for my phone? Wait, there are solar chargers for my phone?!
January 26, 2018
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Best Sprint Phones in 2018
Take note: this is as premium as it gets.
February 15, 2018
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Best sports games for Android
Get your game on -- even in the offseason -- with the best sports games available for Android.
February 19, 2018
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Best Streaming Music App for Android
Listen to the music you want to hear wherever you are!
December 11, 2017
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Best T-Mobile Phones in 2018
After the unprecedented recall of the Note 7 due to battery issues, all eyes were on Samsung to deliver something spectacular with the Galaxy Note 8. They delivered. Building on the Galaxy S8 design, the Note 8 is a refinement in all the right places with a large, almost bezel-less display in a package that still fits comfortably in your hand.
February 27, 2018
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel 2
What are the best tempered glass screen protectors for the Pixel 2?
March 19, 2018
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for the Moto G5 Plus
What are the best tempered glass screen protectors for the Moto G5 Plus?
January 16, 2018
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Best text messaging apps for Android as of January 2018
There are plenty of great text messaging apps to choose from, and these are some of our favorites.
January 2, 2018
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Best Tile Cases: Give Your Tile Some Style
Give your Tile a bit of style with one of these epic cases that'll have you toting around your Tile securely.
January 11, 2018
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Best theming widgets for Android
Finding widgets that work with one theme can be hard. Finding widgets that work with many is like a diamond in the rough, and here they are, ready to shine.
February 20, 2018
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Best Transit Apps for Android in 2017
Find your way around town with these handy Transit apps!
December 21, 2017
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Best Unlocked Android Phones of 2018
 
March 30, 2018
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Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac
Just because you're using a Mac, doesn't mean you're forced to use macOS all of the time. You can have your cake and eat it too!
March 30, 2018
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Best Windows 10 apps of March 2018
From bringing together Android and Windows 10 to giving you some serious video editing power, these are the best Windows 10 apps of March 2018.
March 30, 2018
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for Samsung Galaxy S9
Keep your Galaxy S9 charged without the charging cables.
March 13, 2018
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Big news about Apple, GDPR, and your privacy
Apple puts its software where its privacy commitment is.
March 29, 2018
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Big SwiftKey update brings new languages, Toolbar, stickers, and more
SwiftKey 7.0 is the keyboard's biggest update since it was acquired by Microsoft in 2016.
March 16, 2018
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Bing for Android update add ability to manage download history, other improvements
Microsoft's Bing Search gained a handful of improvements earlier this week, but only on Android platform. Although some features may not be available in all countries, the new update should be available to everyone using the app.
March 23, 2018
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Bixby 2.0 likely coming with the Galaxy Note 9 according to Samsung mobile boss
The Galaxy S9 and the S9+ weren't the only products Samsung bought to the table at MWC 2019. Along with the two flagships, Samsung also announced the release of Bixby 2, an upgraded version of their in-house virtual assistant Bixby. DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile chief, told members of the press that Bixby 2.0 would launch as soon as August.
February 27, 2018
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Bixby 2.0 may launch with the Galaxy Note 9 this year
It lives to the left of your home screen and can be triggered by the press of its own physical button, and as early as August or September when the Note 9 will likely be announced, Samsung will take its assistant to the next level with Bixby 2.0.
February 27, 2018
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Bixby Vision might score improved AR live translation feature, could debut on Galaxy S9, S9+
Rumor has it Samsung's Boxby will be scoring a live translation feature, which will debut alongside the Galaxy S9 and the S9+. This was revealed in a recent Reddit AMA, which also informed us that Samsung could be preparing a $350 trade-in deal for its next Galaxies, which would be a super-neat incentive for potential buyers.
February 20, 2018
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BlackBerry and Baidu buddy up on autonomous autos
BB's QNX already used by Ford, Apple and Aptiv
January 9, 2018
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BlackBerry and Microsoft Join to Secure Mobile Microsoft Office Apps
BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge will allow enterprise IT departments to safely provide mobile Microsoft Office to employees who are already using the suite on desktops and laptops.
March 26, 2018
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen receives a contract extension to 2023
Has 1,592 days really gone by since John Chen took over as CEO of BlackBerry from Thorsten Heins? Chen, as he promised, continued to push out new handsets until it was obvious that this was not a financially viable survival plan.
March 15, 2018
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BlackBerry Ghost may be a high-end, full-screen Android phone
Mobile industry watcher Evan Blass reports that the phone would be made by Optiemus for the India market.
February 26, 2018
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BlackBerry is making a bezel-less phone too
Blackberry is jumping on the tiny bezels bandwagon with an upcoming device called 'Ghost.' Thankfully, that's a pretty good bandwagon to jump onto.
February 26, 2018
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BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition unveiled, two new BlackBerry phones coming in 2018
TCL, the company that owns the BlackBerry smartphone brand, has just announced it will expand its portfolio with two new BlackBerry phones, which will land later this year. Depending on how well they will be received, additional smartphones may be introduced by the end of 2018.
January 9, 2018
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BlackBerry Motion review: moving backwards
Why bother?
February 9, 2018
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BlackBerry phones are surprisingly, amazingly, still a thing
Budget phone maker TCL, which licenses the BlackBerry name, says it plans to release at least two new keyboard phones this year.
January 9, 2018
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BlackBerry promises at least two more years of BB10 support
What is dead can never die
December 18, 2017
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BlackBerry releases new features for Hub, Calendar and Productivity Tab apps
If you're rocking a BlackBerry smartphone running Android, you're in for a treat. The Canadian company is updating its dedicated apps in a timely manner, which probably means that software-wise you've made a good decision going for an Android-powered BlackBerry phone.
February 23, 2018
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BlackBerry Smartphone Fan League launches to reward loyal customers
Share stuff on Twitter, take surveys, and win free smartphones.
March 20, 2018
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BlackBerry sues Facebook for patent infringement
BlackBerry today, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles accusing social media giant Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, of patent infringement. According to the suit, the trio stole features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. The suit comes after both companies spent "several years in dialogue," according to a BlackBerry spokeswoman by the name of Sarah McKinney.
March 6, 2018
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BlackBerry sues Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for patent infringements
Facebook will be contesting the suit.
March 6, 2018
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BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging
The once-powerful phone pioneer says Facebook has infringed its intellectual property, without providing details.
March 6, 2018
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BlackBerry weaponizes instant messaging patents, sues Facebook
BlackBerry continues shift to patent litigation with Facebook lawsuit.
March 6, 2018
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Blackberry Z10 suit BACK FROM THE DEAD
RIM's job pushing up shares hid smartphone snafu
March 20, 2018
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BlackBerry's upcoming Ghost is a bezel-free, high-end Android phone for the Indian market
Designed by BlackBerry brand licensee and Indian telecom Optiemus
February 26, 2018
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Blast from the past: Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for Motorola DROID MAXX 2
The DROID MAXX 2 is a rather old smartphone having been introduced in the US in late 2015. At the time Verizon launched the device, it was running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the carrier updated the DROID MAXX 2 to Marshmallow back in 2016.
February 8, 2018
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Blind camera comparison: Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Note 8
In a way it does: the S9 and S9+ are the first modern smartphones with a variable aperture lens that can open as wide as f/1.5, the widest ever on a smartphone, and this makes it possible to capture a ton of light at night and allows shooting videos at nearly pitch dark conditions. At the same time, this f/1.5 camera is only used in those super low light scenes, while the
March 13, 2018
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Blocking Calls From Unknown, Private, and Pay Phone Numbers Might Be Possible on Android P
Yes, it's still too early to talk about Android P, considering that a very few devices don't even run Android O. However, some of the changes that we might get to see with the yet-to-be-named version of Android are too significant to sweep under the carpet.
March 2, 2018
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Bloomberg: Apple developing its own screens based on MicroLED technology
Although it's no secret that Apple is trying to find alternatives for Samsung's displays, it's the first time the information is somewhat confirmed by a prestigious publication. Bloomberg reports that Apple has already started to design and produce its own displays for the first time, using a "secret" manufacturing plant that's been built close to its HQ in California.
March 19, 2018
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Bloomberg: Galaxy S9 and S9+ release date set for March, upgraded cameras in tow
With this latest Bloomberg report that the Galaxy S9 will be unveiled in February, we have three different sources claiming the same thing, so where there is smoke, there could be fire. The Galaxy S9 is expected to be unveiled around the time of the next Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, as usual.
December 18, 2017
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BLU finally addresses Life One X2 bug that locks users out of the phone
A fix is here, but the damage is already done.
December 5, 2017
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BLU Life One X3 now available after One X2 screw up
The BLU Life One X3 has a metal body, fingerprint sensor, and 5,000 mAh battery for just $149.
December 14, 2017
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BLU Vivo XL3 makes its debut in the US: Android Oreo, facial recognition and 18:9 display
The sequel of the Vivo XL2 is finally available for purchase in the United States, in case you were looking for a mid-range Oreo-powered smartphone priced at less than $200. Although it packs mid-range specs, the BLU Vivo XL3 promises to offer a premium feel design-wise.
March 19, 2018
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Bluboo's upcoming S2 smartphone to feature new type of bezel-less design
The "all-screen" trend has taken the world of smartphones by storm. Bezels have become public enemy number one, and in the past months, we've seen manufacturers take different paths in the quest to squeeze out the best screen-to-body ratio for their hottest handsets. Samsung and LG chose to go with super slim top and bottom bezels, Apple and Essential embraced the notch, while others like Xiaomi went with the so-called tri-bezel-less models.
February 9, 2018
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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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Bosses who 'phone snub' their employees risk losing trust, engagement
Researchers offer tips to change corporate culture, build healthy workplace relationships
December 14, 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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Breaking the Apple-Samsung duopoly in the US will be 'prohibitively difficult' for Huawei
If you look at the latest US mobile market share data, two brands pop up - Apple and Samsung - which together account for the vast majority of phones sold on US carriers. The rest, like LG, Motorola, HTC, ZTE or Google's Pixels, are left fighting over bread crumbs. Intent to break that duopoly, the world's third-largest cell phone maker Huawei announced its grand plans to enter the US market recently, starting with the flagship Mate 10 line.
December 21, 2017
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Bridge Constructor Portal out now for iOS and Android: More GLaDOSomeness coming our way
Valve may never learn how to count to "3", but the legacy of its beloved game portfolio will definitely live on, both in the memories of the fans and as... genre-bending anthologies.
December 20, 2017
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Bridge Constructor Portal review: a puzzler with great physics and witty humor
A few days ago, we learned of a new game in the Portal universe. No, not Portal 3 -- Valve doesn't count to three -- but a mashup between the indie game Bridge Constructor and the Aperture Labs universe. Bridge Constructor Portal is available for PC, consoles, and mobile, and we were quick to install it on an iPhone and try it out. So, how is it?
December 20, 2017
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Bring me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to see behavioural advertising
Slimline Android Go slurps from the bottom billions
December 5, 2017
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Broken phone screen? New healing glass could fix it fast
Most glass will break or crack. It is one of the drawbacks of using it in products such as mobile phones, with drop tests usually being a measuring standard. Now imagine glass that could fix itself if it was ever damaged. Apparently, that has become a reality, thanks to Japanese researchers.
December 19, 2017
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BT backs down from charging millions in phone book listing fees
Comms providers dodge bills for six years of customer entries
February 9, 2018
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Budget-friendly LG Zone 4 for Verizon has been certified in the US
Verizon plans to launch a sequel to LG's entry-level Optimus-branded smartphones: Optimus Zone 2 and Optimus Zone 3. However, according to Evan Blass, the new handset will drop the "Optimus" moniker in favor of a shorter naming scheme -- LG Zone 4.
January 1, 2018
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Bug causes Galaxy S8 and Note 8 screen to turn on randomly while charging
This doesn't seem to be widespread, but it's definitely annoying.
January 2, 2018
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Build your own video games forever with this lifetime membership to the School of Game Design
The popularity of video games continues to grow, and the industry surrounding our favorite past-time keeps getting more and more lucrative. Despite the enormous list of games available across so many platforms, the next big hit is still waiting to be discovered.
April 05, 2018
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Bummer, your Galaxy S9 may depreciate 50% soon after launch, study shows
Decluttr, a buyback site, has compiled a chart that shows how fast are our high-end smartphones depreciating after you buy them brand new at full price. Surprise, surprise, it's a lot, as you can see in the graphic above. While it's a tech buyback service, meaning that you have to add the company's margin to the numbers mentioned, you can still expect a hefty chunk of the price you paid to go the way of the dodo in the first few months after the respective handset is released.
February 27, 2018
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Businesses can now send Android users multimedia texts via RCS
Google is throwing more weight behind the new rich communication standard
February 22, 2018
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Businesses can now send RCS texts to Android Messages users
Launching first in the U.S. and Mexico.
February 22, 2018
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Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android
A grand will get you the iPhone X in the Apple Store, but if you want a similar-looking Android, you can save some money, and go with $880 instead. Not that the Chandler, Arizona couple that bought an iPhone X on OfferUp wanted to go the Android way, but just so it happened.
December 6, 2017
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Bye, backlog. Your new iPhone X could ship overnight
Delivery estimates for the iPhone X have finally improved to one-day shipping, for now.
December 18, 2017
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CAD-based renders of the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra reveal an arched back, reiterate fingerprint on back
Sony's Xperia XA line is still fairly young, with two generations of devices behind its back. It usually introduces a pair of devices -- a "regular-sized" XA and phablet-grade XA Ultra. They are midrange handsets with super-thin side bezels, but still hefty chin and forehead, and are geared towards selfie-loving camera users, with high-res front and back cameras and LED flashes for both.
January 3, 2018
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California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states
California could join a growing number of states seeking to enact "Right to Repair" laws that let consumers take smartphones and other devices to third-party repair shops or fix them at home without voiding warranties.
March 12, 2018
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California intros Right to Repair act, clashing with Apple's iPhone fixing monopoly
Say what you will about trends, but when they get to California, and the Silicon Valley in particular, the stakes usually get sky high, and the fresh electronics repair legislation proposal is no different. Introduced by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, the California Right to Repair Act seeks to mandate Apple and other gadget makers, to make their repair manuals and guidelines available to everyone - from users, to small independent repair shops.
March 8, 2018
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California Warns of Cell Phone Health Risks
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) wants to help people decrease their exposure to radio-frequency energy emitted from cell phones.
December 18, 2017
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CamSoda rolls our WebRTC for truly portable cam activities
They say the adult industry usually leads the way with new technology and CamSoda [NSFW LINK], a NSFW cam site, is no exception. The site, which connects models in various states of undress with viewers in similar states of undress, is now supporting WebRTC transmission thereby allowing cammers and viewers alike to stream via mobile phone.
December 14, 2017
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Can an iPhone's Personal Hotspot feature connect to a Wi-Fi network?
Personal Hotspot was introduced many years ago as a way to turn your iPhone (and later iPad) into a conduit between a cellular data connection and one or more computers or other devices. Macworld reader Gabriel was hoping to use Personal Hotspot after his MacBook Air's internal Wi-Fi system apparently conked out.
February 15, 2018
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Can Ghostbusters copy Pokemon GO's success with its own AR mobile game?
A short demo of the game Ghostbusters World was showcased at Google's MWC booth, highlighting functionality made possible by the public release of Google's ARCore augmented reality platform. Details are pretty slim for a wide release date other than it's "coming 2018."
February 23, 2018
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Can the Galaxy S9 measure your blood pressure? We put its new optical sensor to the test...
Samsung has big plans for its pulse meters, and the new one on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ "provides richer, more accurate information on users' health status." How does it do that? Well, there is a new, more accurate optical sensor on the back of the S9 and S9+, for once, which can measure something called the Heart Load Factor, which is a gauge of the real-time demand that is tasked to your heart.
March 16, 2018
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Can you buy insurance for your older iPhone?
If you have an out-of-warranty, out-of-AppleCare iPhone, you may still be able to insure it.
January 18, 2018
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Can you use a Sprint phone on the Boost Mobile Network?
Everything you need to know about using a Sprint phone on Boost Mobile.
December 19, 2017
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Can you use an AT&T phone on Cricket Wireless?
Have an AT&T phone that you want to use on Cricket Wireless? Here's what you need to know.
December 21, 2017
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Cancelled Chrono Trigger Game Lives on in Final Fantasy
The series lives on in another dimension.
December 21, 2017
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Capture the Mood: Designing the Sounds of the Galaxy S9
Our smartphones are reflections of our personalities as we show off our individual quirks and characteristics through their covers, themes and ringtones. Adapting to our shifting tastes, Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones update their brand sound each year to offer new choice in how we express ourselves through our smartphones.
April 05, 2018
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Carrier report card: How we rated the Big Four U.S. networks in 2017
See who passed, who failed, and who needs to stay after class when it comes to the Big Four.
December 28, 2017
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Cascable 3 for iOS review: Use your iPhone as a full-featured remote for your Wi-Fi enabled DLSLR camera
A Wi-Fi--enabled DSLR or mirrorless camera, paired with a smartphone or tablet, offers several advantages, such as wireless transfer of images, the ability to review shots on a screen larger than the LCD on the camera body, remote shutter control, and other features. All of that requires good software, and too often the manufacturer's efforts are basic or unreliable.
December 20, 2017
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Cat S61 Smartphone Hands-On: First Impressions
Earlier this month Bullitt Group and Cat introduced the new Cat S61 ruggedized smartphone for workers and first responders who have to operate in harsh environments.
March 5, 2018
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CAT S61: One of the best rugged phones gets a laser-powered upgrade
If you ask me, smartphones can't have enough sensors. Sure, the communicator was my favorite Star Trek gadget growing up, but coming in a close second was the tricorder. Starfleet's palmtop scanner could see through walls, alert the crew to the presence of poison gases, and determine the distance to the nearest drove of dilithium -- all while surviving the kind of punishing abuse only Paramount Pictures soundstages- I mean, Exotic Alien Worlds could dish out.
March 3, 2018
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Cat has a brand new rugged phone with lasers and other super powers, and it costs $1,000
With a brutal, rugged and unmistakeable look, the new Cat S61 rugged phone means serious business and might just be the perfect phone for adventurers and blue-collar workers.
February 22, 2018
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Cell phones aren't a public health risk, no matter what California says
This "possible carcinogen" isn't going to give you cancer.
December 19, 2017
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Cellebrite may have found a way to unlock iPhones running iOS 11
According to a Forbes report, Israeli company Cellebrite is now able to unlock some very recent iPhones. Cellebrite is a well-known company that sells mobile forensics tools to extract data from locked devices.
February 27, 2018
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Charge your device fast with mophie's new Charge Stream Pad+
Looking for a Qi-enabled charger? The newest wireless solution from mophie really brings the power.
April 05, 2018
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Check out all of the official Huawei videos for the P20 and P20 Pro
Earlier today, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were introduced. and the latter's rear-facing triple camera setup is quite impressive. But focusing on the camera (no pun intended, honestly) also detracts from the rest of the phone.
March 27, 2018
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Check out these new images of the Alcatel 1x, 3 and 3x
Back in November, we showed you six renders that revealed part of Alcatel's 2018 smartphone lineup. Three of those models are back in a new series of images disseminated via tweet by the one and only Evan Blass (@evleaks).
February 23, 2018
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Check out this cool Easter Egg from the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is one of the coolest limited edition smartphones as is, but it just got even better! Turns out that, aside from the special branding on the back and the nice wallpapers, the phone--or should we say the package--also includes a cool Easter Egg that fans of the intergalactic soap opera saga will surely appreciate.
December 18, 2017
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Check out this entirely transparent Galaxy S9 rear mod
Granted, iFixit just tore the Galaxy S9 apart, and found it hard to repair because of the copious amounts of adhesive holding it all together, but if you have been wondering what's behind that metallic nanocoating on the S9's glass back, wonder no more. The big guy - that would be Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything - likes peeling things, apart from torching, bending and scratching them.
March 12, 2018
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Cheesy & Official Teasers From Xiaomi Confirm That Upcoming Mi Mix 2s Will Not Feature A Front Camera Sensor At The Top Right
We've got exactly one week until Xiaomi launches the Mi Mix 2s. The device is a regular feature of the rumor mill, with a lot of details available for scrutiny. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer will move fast this year, looking for a quick upgrade over the excellently designed Mix 2.
March 20, 2018
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China busts iPhone smugglers who used drones to get them into Shenzhen
China customs officials have taken down smugglers who used drones to carry iPhones from Hong Kong into Shenzhen. They managed to transport 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of refurbished iPhones before the operation was busted, according to Reuters.
March 30, 2018
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China is testing an electronic identification system on WeChat
Whatever's in your wallet, be it cash or ID card, the Chinese equivalent of WhatsApp should be able to read it.
December 27, 2017
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China shuts down Apple iPhone smuggling ring
Chinese authorities have busted a smuggling ring that used drones to whisk $80 million worth of Apple iPhone handsets from Hong Kong to China. It is the first time in the country that drones were discovered to have played a role in a cross-border operation.
March 30, 2018
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China will roll out smartphone ID cards in 2018
China has started a new pilot programme to move citizens' ID cards onto the mobile phone so that they can be more easily accessed by their holders. The first virtual national identity card was issued at an event which took place on Monday. The pilot is taking place in Guangzhou, and aims to see all citizens given the option to carry a virtual ID card.
December 27, 2017
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Chinese Apple counterfeiter pleads guilty to peddling fake iPhones and iPads in the US
The scheme lasted for five years starting in 2009 and involved selling tens of thousands of counterfeit products
February 2, 2018
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Chinese clothing brand sues Apple for stealing its logo for the App Store
Apple is being sued for its App Store logo by a Chinese clothing brand called Kon that has a similar logo, reports Phone Radar. Kon, according to China's Wikipedia equivalent Baidu Baike, is a clothing brand founded in 2009 based on the Sex Pistols' Anarchy In The UK. The triangle is supposed to be skeleton bones that symbolize power over death.
December 19, 2017
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Chinese manufacturer Wistron might've used unauthorized parts in iPhone production
The second largest iPhone 8 Plus manufacturer in the world, Wistron, has been accused of using unauthorized parts in its production process. As a result, the device production might've been halted for two weeks.
March 15, 2018
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Chinese OLED makers shipped almost 10 million OLED panels in 2017
Market research company Sigmaintell estimates that China-based display makers shipped 9.8 million OLED displays in 2017, mostly for smartphone applications. Everdisplay was the largest producer in terms of units, shipping 3.8 million displays (enjoying large orders from Huawei and Hisense), while Visionox was the top vendor in terms of display area shipped (30,000 square meters, out of a total 78,000 sqm produced in China in 2017).
February 6, 2018
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Chinese smartphone shipments declined in 2017 for the first time ever
No, 2017 was not a good year for smartphone shipments into China. According to research firm Canalys, for all of last year such deliveries declined 4% from 2016's figure to hit 459 million units.
January 26, 2018
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Chinese smash-hit Arena of Valor mobile game launched in the US with DC superheroes
If you don't live in China, you might not have heard about Arena of Valor, a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game for mobile devices. Apparently, the game has already conquered China and Asian giant Tencent, the owner of the franchise, has decided to bring to the Americas.
December 19, 2017
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Chinese watchdog questions Apple over iPhone throttling debacle
Following recent inquiries from France's DGCCRF and the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, a Chinese watchdog is now questioning Apple over its dubious practices of slowing down iPhones with aging batteries without notifying affected users.
January 16, 2018
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Chrome OS is almost ready to replace Android on tablets
New split-screen mode for tablets and screenshot feature borrowed from Android are telling signs
February 2, 2018
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Chrome OS will finally let you run Android apps in the background
Introducing Android Parallel Tasks.
December 28, 2017
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Chrome OS will soon be able to run Android apps in the background
About time
December 28, 2017
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Chrome OS will soon support running Android apps in the background
Google first announced that Android apps would be coming to Chrome OS back in mid-2016, but despite the fact that the feature has now been around for a while, it still doesn't work that well. Currently, when you switch away from an app, it pauses, which might work in a mobile environment, but it doesn't work out in a windowed environment.
December 28, 2017
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Click-to-WhatsApp messaging buttons are now rolling out in Facebook ads
WhatsApp has always said that it has no plans to put ads into its own app, but this is not stopping Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp, from figuring out other ways of monetizing the hugely popular messaging service, which has around 1 billion daily users.
December 13, 2017
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Clipisode launches a 'talk show in a box'
A company called Clipisode is today launching a new service that's essentially a "talk show in a box," as founder Brian Alvey describes it. Similar to how Anchor now allows anyone to build a professional podcast using simple mobile and web tools, Clipisode does this for video content.
March 30, 2018
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CLSA sees lower demand for OLED displays in China in 2018, updates on OLED production ramp-up
Financial analysts from CLSA released an interesting short report about OLED demand in China. According to IDC, OLED smartphone shipments in China was down 6% in Q4 2017 (compared to Q4 2016) to 36 million units - in line with total Chinese smartphone weakness (-8% in the same period). Total OLED smartphone shipments in 2017 reached 128 million, up 8% compared to 2016. OLED penetration was up only 1% (to 15%) in 2017.
February 12, 2018
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Coinbase: We will send data on 13,000 users to IRS
Bitcoin startup says if concerned, "seek legal advice from an attorney promptly."
February 26, 2018
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Comcast's redesigned X1 voice remote can locate your cellphone
Only for Xfinity Mobile customers
December 12, 2017
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Community Review: RhinoShield Mod Case for the iPhone X
There is no doubt you want to protect your new iPhone X, and RhinoShield is probably one of the best brands you might have heard of when it comes to safety & screen security.
December 13, 2017
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Comparing the size of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 with some of its competitors
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is a handset you'll most likely not see too much of if you live in the United States or Europe. While it is readily available for sale in Asia from Xiaomi, those in other regions will have to make do with purchasing it from a third-party vendor.
January 15, 2018
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Comprehensive US cell phone safety study inches toward publication
In this study, being in one of the control groups was fatal.
February 2, 2018
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Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone X lower than Galaxy S8... and iPhone 8, too
The Consumer Reports' take on Apple's newest iPhone X is finally in, and, after perusing it for a while, the renowned testing grounds for all things capitalist and consumerist, came in with the verdict: "meh." We kid, but, while they praised the camera and the display, the folks at Consumer Reports found a few flaws that prevented the iPhone X from taking the top spot in the smartphone ranks.
December 6, 2017
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Contract manufacturer Pegatron says it is bullish on high end phones in 2018
The CEO of Pegatron, S.J. Liao, says that he is very optimistic about the state of the high-end phone market in 2018. The company is one of the contract manufacturers used by Apple to assemble its devices, including the Apple iPhone 8.
February 5, 2018
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Conversation starter: What are the absolute lowest phone specs you'd be okay living with?
It's deeply ingrained in our own human nature to never be actually satisfied with what we have and always strive for more.
January 23, 2018
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Cook says 'people weren't paying attention' but vows to let users turn off iPhone throttling
An upcoming iOS update will give users a new option.
January 18, 2018
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Cortana is coming to Outlook Mobile on iOS and Android
Microsoft recently promoted Javier Soltero, the former head of Accompli - which later became Outlook Mobile - to lead company-wide efforts for Cortana. Now, reports suggest the company is testing directly integrating Cortana into the company's mobile apps for Outlook, a move which may have something to do with Soltero's promotion.
March 5, 2018
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Cortana reportedly coming to Outlook for iOS and Android
Microsoft is reportedly testing Cortana integration in Outlook for Android and iOS.
March 5, 2018
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Court nixes FCC rules targeting robocalls
The D.C. Circuit said Friday Obama-era FCC rules meant to curb unwanted robocalls went too far and could have led to anyone using a smartphone to violate the law.
March 16, 2018
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Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017
One of the most overlooked items when choosing a smartphone is its speaker loudness and quality. One doesn't always have the opportunity to test the amplification before splashing the cash for a new smartphone.
January 8, 2018
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Crowdsourced navigation app Waze directed tourists to drive right into a lake
If you're the type that blindly follows a navigation/GPS app to get from one place to another, you might think twice about doing that after hearing what happened to three tourists driving a Jeep through the state of Vermont. The driver of the vehicle was using Google-owned Waze for directions.
January 25, 2018
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Cuphead iOS release is a scam
Don't deal with the devil indeed.
December 18, 2017
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Currency-mining Android malware is so aggressive it can physically harm phones
This is your phone on mining software. Any questions?
December 19, 2017
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Curved Apple iPhone Screens Could Arrive by 2021
Apple is reportedly developing curved screens and touchless gesture control for future-generation iPhones.
April 05, 2018
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Customers that removed ads from Prime Exclusive phones will receive refunds
Amazon is sending out complete refunds over the coming days.
February 13, 2018
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Customers reporting credit card fraud after using OnePlus webstore
Chinese mobe-flinger probing the issue
January 15, 2018
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Cutting corners: Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018)'s home button isn't pressure sensitive
Samsung's latest design achievements are slowly trickling down to its mid-range lineup of devices, namely the fresh new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) which got official just yesterday.
December 20, 2017
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Cyber Paint Review: Lighthearted art for Daydream
Painting in the world of virtual reality
December 21, 2017
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Misc. - D

Dark Mode Arrives On YouTube For iOS -- Here's How To Turn It On
YouTube has had a white interface since its first day. While you have the option available on the desktop to turn the dark mode on, mobile devices did not quite have the accessibility. However, this is about to change as the platform is adding a new dark mode to its iOS app.
March 13, 2018
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Dark Sky powered-Weatherline weather app gets an iPhone X update
Get the cleanest, simplest view of your hourly, daily, and monthly weather forecast with Weather Line, powered by Dark Sky.
January 22, 2018
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Darkroom 3.5 lets you edit Depth photos taken with your iPhone
Photo editing app Darkroom just got an update, complete with depth capabilities and better control over image adjustments.
March 29, 2018
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Dear Samsung, please don't cripple the smaller Galaxy S9
The Android rumor mill is rapidly churning out leaks about Samsung's Galaxy S9, and at first glance there's a lot to like: a fingerprint sensor in a reasonable central location, even smaller bezels, dual cameras, and 6 GB of RAM. Yesterday, GSMArena even shared images of what appear to be the S9's front and rear panels.
December 19, 2017
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Dell Mobile Connect lets you check your phone on your laptop
The software works with Android phones and iPhones, and comes preloaded on new Dell laptops.
January 9, 2018
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Dell Mobile Connect brings your texts, calls, and more to your PC
Along with new PCs and monitors, Dell is also debuting some new software at CES 2018.
January 9, 2018
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Demonized Smartphones Are Just Our Latest Technological Scapegoat
As if there wasn't enough angst in the world, what with the Washington soap opera, #MeToo, false nuclear alerts, and a general sense of apprehension, now we also have a growing sense of alarm about how smartphones and their applications are impacting children.
January 23, 2018
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[Design Story] The Essence of the Galaxy S9
In many cultures, the number '9' represents the notion of reaching the zenith. It is the culmination of history that has been accumulated from 1 to 8, as well as the symbol of potential that signals the beginning of a new era. Samsung Electronics introduces the meticulously crafted design of the Galaxy S9 that presses on toward the state of perfection.
February 26, 2018
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Despite adjustment, iPhone X sales projections may still be too high
Sales numbers for the iPhone X are not looking good. They are looking so bad, in fact, that a recent report from Taiwan suggested that Apple planned to cut its Q1 2018 forecast for the iPhone X shipments for 50 million to 30 million units. One analyst is now saying that number may still be too high.
January 2, 2018
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Despite being invite-only and iOS-exclusive, Fortnite already dominates the charts
From the looks of it, game developer Epic Games made a superb move by bringing its ultra-popular Fortnite battle royale phenomenon to mobile devices.
March 19, 2018
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Deutsche Bank analysts say BYOD promotions from rivals could negatively impact Verizon
Most phones these days are purchased using an installment plan, and this is leading consumers in the U.S. to hold on to their daily driver for longer periods of time. As a result, smartphone owners are more apt to bring their current phone with them when switching wireless firms. Analysts working for Deutsche Bank say that the next big trend in wireless will be "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD).
January 22, 2018
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Developers can now show off ten screenshots on their App Store listing
Developers have been given a little more real estate to promote their apps in the Apple App Store. Listings in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch can now include as many as ten screenshots per device. With that in mind, altogether developers can post as many as 40 screenshots. Prior to the change, announced today, developers were limited to five screenshots per device, for a total of 20.
February 22, 2018
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Developers love trendy new languages but earn more with functional programming
And most feel that AI morality is management's problem.
March 13, 2018
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Diamond-screen phones incoming!
Come 2019, we might see the release of the first phone to sport a diamond-strengthened screen.
February 5, 2018
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Dibs! Apple in a microLED display patent fight with Samsung and LG... in Korea
Apple has applied for more than 30 patents on microLED display technology in Korea. Wait, what, isn't that Samsung and LG's home turf? MicroLED just sprung to fame thanks to reports that Apple has built a facility in California to research it, and eventually start producing its own displays for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Macs of the future.
March 20, 2018
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Did Verizon and AT&T swing to miss on the Mate 10 Pro? Here's the lowdown
The emotional outburst of Huawei's CEO at the CES keynote was highly unusual for him. He usually stumbles bravely through the English pronunciation, repeating talking points from a slideshow, but at some point he paused and addressed the failed deal to bring the Mate 10 and 10 Pro on Verizon and AT&T. It was arguably due to lawmakers who raised concerns about letting a Chinese company in the telecom industry, be it with a consumer product.
January 11, 2018
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Did Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun Just Confirm Virtual Fingerprint Recognition For The Upcoming Mi7? Shaky Translation Does Suggest It
After a brief pause, it's only time that the Xiaomi Mi7 surfaces once again on the rumor mill. However, this time we don't have a rumor to report on. Rather, it's an offhanded comment from Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun, that hints at virtual fingerprint sensing for the upcoming smartphone.
April 05, 2018
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Die With Me is a chat app for sharing your phone's last gasp
Are humans too addicted to their smartphones? I'll leave the question hanging and point you to an art project in chat app form: Die With Me is a (paid) app that can only be used for chatting when your phone (and your interlocutors' phones) are at 5% or less battery left.
February 2, 2018
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Die With Me: You can only use the most peculiar chat app if you have less than 5% battery
When it comes to smartphones and Android in particular, one of the most common Google searches is the inevitable "How to improve battery life of X", with X being any widely-popular iPhone or a totally unknown Android handset. Yet... it's often tiring to always pamper to your device and try to protect its precious juice as close to 100% as possible, even at the expense of revoking core smartphone features. That's why some juggernauts just don't care.
January 23, 2018
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Digital Transformation, DevOps, and the Future of Testing
Despite recent advancements in AI, big data, and predictive analytics, software testing is still awaiting an update through digital transformation.
March 8, 2018
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Digitimes - Apple will introduce two new OLED iPhones in 2018
Apple's iPhone X sales were lower than expected, which resulted in a reduction of OLED display orders from SDC. Several reports also suggested that Apple may decide to only introduce one new OLED iPhone model in 2018.
March 19, 2018
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Digitimes: Apple may ditch its 6-inch OLED iPhone for 2018 and launch only the 6.5" OLED one
In November 2017 KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that Apple will launch three new iPhone models in 2018 - two of these will sport OLED displays, the 5.8" and 6.5" models. A new report from Digitimes, however, says that Apple may eventually only launch the larger (6.5-inch) OLED variant in 2018.
January 26, 2018
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Dinosaur hunting game "ARK: Survival Evolved" to launch on iOS and Android
ARK: Survival Evolved will get a mobile version for iOS and Android. The game will be free-to-play and is expected to arrive this spring. It will also have the same content as the PC and console versions; however, the graphics will be scaled down a bit to fit the technical capabilities of mobile devices. Behind the project is "War Drums Studios", who have also ported popular game franchises Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto to mobile.
March 15, 2018
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Disappointing iPhone X Sales Reveal That the OLED Business Might Increase, but in the Future and Certainly Not Right Now
OLED panels are hailed as the future of smartphone displays because of their wide range of benefits, which includes high-level illumination and battery-friendly characteristics. Samsung and other suppliers led from the front by upping their production of OLED.
March 2, 2018
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Disney AR Emoji have launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Today marks the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, and with them comes AR Emoji -- Samsung's take on 3D avatars. The feature works by scanning your face using the front-facing camera and then creating a 3D avatar based on your appearance. We have an article on how to use the AR Emoji feature so feel free to check it out for some tips.
March 16, 2018
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Display Stocks Tank as Apple's Secret Display R&D and Manufacturing Facility Surfaces
Stocks of prominent display panel manufacturers such as LG Display, Sharp, and Samsung, tanked 4.4 percent on Monday, as reports emerged of Apple secretly developing its own screens and manufacturing them, for the first time. Apple has a secret Silicon Valley facility hiding in plain sight, located in Santa Clara.
March 19, 2018
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Do Not Give Up On a Microsoft Surface Phone
There's one way to make the inevitable Surface Phone an instant success.
February 22, 2018
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Do the Pixel 2's bezels still bother you?
In a world of slimmer and slimmer bezels, here's how the Pixel 2's dated design is holding up.
December 6, 2017
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Do you charge your phone while sleeping?
The great debate of charging overnight.
December 18, 2017
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Do you like the new Sony Xperia XZ2 design?
With its new flagship, Sony is definitely treading some new grounds. The company is known for having a traditionalist approach and sticking to its Omnibalance design ever since the first Xperia Z top-tier phone.
February 27, 2018
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Do you plan on getting the Samsung Galaxy S9?
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are great, but the S9 is shaping up to be a beast of a phone.
January 15, 2018
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Do you prefer Nova Launcher or TouchWiz Home?
The battle of third versus first-party.
February 20, 2018
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Do you still use a microSD card with your smartphone?
MicroSD card support is a rarity on smartphones in 2018, but plenty of people still use them.
February 8, 2018
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Do you still use iris scanning on your Samsung phone?
Here's how Samsung's iris scanner is holding up.
December 27, 2017
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Do you think Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries?
By now you might have heard about the brouhaha which resulted from Apple's acknowledgement that iPhones with aged or weaker batteries will take a hit in peak performance, in order to preserve their internals better. Today's lithium batteries are rated for a certain amount of charge cycles before they start degrading in terms of capacity or ability to provide peak current.
December 21, 2017
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Do you turn your phone off at night?
To turn off or not to turn off, that is the question.
December 20, 2017
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Do you use stock SMS apps?
The pros of going third-party.
January 10, 2018
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Does phone brand loyalty still matter?
Why constrain yourself to only one manufacturer or software experience anymore?
March 23, 2018
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Does the Google Pixel 2 have Bluetooth issues?
It all depends.
February 23, 2018
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Does the notch add screen space or take it away?
The answer may depend on if you're a glass-half-empty or half-full person.
March 30, 2018
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Don't Be Afraid of Huawei and ZTE
U.S. intelligence officials say they don't want people to use Huawei or ZTE phones, but we don't think their claims have merit. Here's why.
February 16, 2018
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Don't Like Smartphone Notches? Here's How You Can Hide Yours On Android Using Nacho Notch
The advent of edge to edge displays on smartphones results in a lot of extra screen space for users and improves overall aesthetics. However, as users of the iPhone X will attest to, it also results in some irritating problems. In a market where users are more tech literate when compared to previous generations, they demand control over subjective preferences.
March 29, 2018
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Dongle doubles up for USB-C and wireless iPhone charging
The HyperDrive device lets you perch a newer iPhone on a stand alongside your laptop and get back useful ports like HDMI, SD Card and old-style USB-A.
January 8, 2018
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Doodle Jump is still hopping nearly a decade on [Retro Review]
Revisiting one of the most iconic mobile games ever released.
March 27, 2018
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Doogee built a truly bezel-and-notch-free phone with a clever sliding design
Doogee has built a name for itself the last few years thanks to super-cheap smartphones with thin bezels. But while previous designs have been rather uninspired, an upcoming model, the Mix 4, actually looks pretty sweet.
April 05, 2018
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DOTA Card Game Artifact Shown Off In New Gameplay Video
A new gameplay video has been released for the DOTA card game Artifact, which will release later this year on Steam.
March 29, 2018
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Double Dragon Trilogy delivers on action and nostalgia
Relive all the glory of the early Double Dragon games on Android!
December 19, 2017
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Double tap to wake, mono portrait mode, and more coming to Essential Phone
Here's what went down during the December 13, 2017 Essential AMA.
December 14, 2017
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Download all of the Galaxy S9's wallpapers right here
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on Sunday, February 25, and as expected, they're iterative upgrades compared to last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+. The star of the show for the S9 is its camera package, with features like a physically changing aperture and 960 FPS ultra-slow-mo video being the two highlights.
February 26, 2018
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Download and watch a movie or boxset on your smartphone using these handy apps
Not so long ago, when you stepped on a long-haul flight, you had to rely on their entertainment system to keep you and your kids entertained. And that's if worked at all.
January 5, 2018
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Download Android P Ringtones, Notification Sounds and More
This week's biggest highlight was the release of Android P, the world's most used mobile operating system's latest version. With the testing process having begun, the company has released a number of exciting new features and even some visual changes.
March 9, 2018
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Download iOS 11.3 Final with New Animoji, Battery Health & More
You can download iOS 11.3 final version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch right now with new Animoji, Battery Health, and more.
March 29, 2018
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Download Official Android P Wallpapers for Some Lively Images [Complete Gallery]
Android P is out and currently making developers very happy! If you are feeling green, you can already get at least some flavors of Android P (thanks to the stock Android P wallpaper gallery) ahead of its public release later this year.
March 9, 2018
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Download Official Samsung Galaxy S9 Wallpapers [Complete Gallery]
Samsung's Galaxy S9 has become the talk of the town with an amazing design, and may I say, the presence of a headphone jack. The company has managed to win quite a few hearts with its sensible pricing and a focus on a few features.
February 26, 2018
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DPReview on TWiT: tech trends in smartphone cameras
As part of our regular appearances on the TWiT Network (named after its flagship show, This Week in Tech) show 'The New Screen Savers', our Science Editor Rishi Sanyal joined host Leo Laporte and co-host Megan Morrone to talk about how smartphone cameras are revolutionizing photography. Watch the segment above, then catch the full episode here.
February 20, 2018
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Dragon Ball Legends PvP Fighting Game Announced For Mobile
Bragging rights will actually mean something with global PvP.
March 20, 2018
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Dragon Ball Super Fans Gather In Latin America For Massive Public Screenings
More TV should be watched this way.
March 19, 2018
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Dual SIM Galaxy S9 and S9+ models listed, may sport dual VoLTE as well
Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but the Galaxy S9 may land with a dual SIM version for those who need hooking up to more than one carrier or plan. Samsung has filed for regulatory approval of a dual SIM handset denoted as SM-G9608, with the "8" in the end standing for a Taiwan model.
December 11, 2017
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DxOMark Shows How Far Phone Cameras Have Come
In the six years DxOMark has been testing phone cameras, it's seen plenty of big improvements. In a new white paper, the company takes the time to detail how dramatically new technologies have improved phone image quality. Let's take a closer look.
February 6, 2018
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Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation opening movie
Fully animated opening for the Sega-developed smartphone game.
December 13, 2017
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Misc. - E

EA tries to revive Plants vs Zombies 2 with a new competitive battle mode
Four years after its release on Android and iOS devices, EA's Plants vs Zombies 2 receives a major update that's meant to breath new life into the game. I'm not sure how many of you still play PvZ 2 after four years, but it looks like now would be a good time to pick it up again.
March 15, 2018
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Easily check your notifications bedside with Nomad's Wireless Travel Stand
Nomad's newest addition to its line of charging solutions allows you to see all your important notifications without needing to lift a finger.
February 26, 2018
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Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone
Make the most of your smartphone.
February 16, 2018
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Eight things your phone's camera can do--other than snapping selfies
With apps, it can translate text, identify stars, and more.
March 15, 2018
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Electromagnetic emissions from smartphones analyzed for security vulnerability
New system developed by UC3M and CSIC
December 19, 2017
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Elephone U Pro brings big, curved OLED display in a compact 'bezel-less' design
Curved OLED displays aren't just a Samsung prerogative any more, it seems, as Elephone is eking out models with such screens, but made by one of the largest display companies in China. BOE introduced a flexible OLED screen back in October, and Elephone is seemingly the first one to take advantage of the gear that breaks Samsung and LG's duopoly in the industry of thin, frugal displays with ultrahigh contrast ratio.
January 16, 2018
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EMUI 8.0 confirmed for Honor 7X and Honor 8, coming in Q2
It looks like there may be hope for the Honor 8 after all.
February 8, 2018
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Energizer Power Max P16K Pro Features the World's Largest Battery in a Phone & Gets a Premium Display Too
Energizer batteries have made quite a name for themselves in the industry over the years and it is expected that the Power Max P16K Pro will prioritize the battery bits. OUKITEL is another smartphone brand that incorporates massive battery capacities in its devices and though the name Power Max P16K Pro is an absurdly long one, there are terrific selling points of the phone.
February 23, 2018
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Equivocal Rumor Claims Xiaomi Mi7 Will Feature Structured Light Emitting 3D Facial Recognition; Fact Or Fiction? We'll Go For The Latter
Firmware investigation revealed that Xiaomi is also testing a variant of the smartphone with virtual fingerprint recognition. One of the few true upgrades left for differentiation, manufacturers are in a rush to ensure their smartphones launch with the feature.
April 03, 2018
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ESPN and NBC announce they'll stream NFL games on smartphones
A direct result of Verizon losing exclusivity on mobile streaming
December 20, 2017
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Essential Camera update adds AutoHDR mode and new HDR algorithm
The Essential Phone may not be the perfect flagship, but the folks behind it are trying to make it better and better. One aspect that Essential needed to improved considerably, the camera is now getting another software update that should provide Essential Phone users with more options when taking pictures.
February 8, 2018
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Essential Camera update adds new Tiny Planet mode and flash for the selfie camera
Great news for Essential Phone users who want to make the best of their camera features, as the US company behind the unique device has just pushed another update for the Essential Camera app.
February 27, 2018
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Essential considered a pop-up camera instead of a notch
Essential first introduced us to our current notch-riddled reality, but maybe all these notches could have been avoided. Maybe, instead, we all could have had pop-up selfie cameras, like the one Vivo showed off at Mobile World Congress last week.
March 5, 2018
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Essential is now selling phone accessories, including HD earphones and USB-C to 3.5mm adapters
Quite many months after releasing the interesting Essential Phone, Essential today started selling accessories via its official website (US only). When we say accessories, we mean more than just the Essential 360 Camera module that was already available to buy.
January 10, 2018
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Essential launches Halo Gray phone with Amazon Alexa built in
Just one day after unveiling three fresh color variants of the Essential Phone, Essential today announced yet another new version of the handset. Called Halo Gray, the new model is unique because it comes with Amazon Alexa built in - thus offering an alternative to Google Assistant (the virtual assistant that's already available on all other color variants of the Essential Phone).
February 16, 2018
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Essential made an Amazon-exclusive version of its phone with Alexa preinstalled
The new Halo Gray color is only available at Amazon
February 16, 2018
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Essential Phone 2 -- How Essential can have a much more successful Year 2
Essential's biggest task is to learn from the mistakes of the PH-1.
February 26, 2018
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Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors
The Essential Phone, still among the best deals you can find in smartphones today, is now set to be available in three new colors, including "Ocean Depths," "Copper Black" and "Stellar Gray." These include two previously announced colours, the aquamarine-ish Ocean Depths and the dark matte "Stellar Gray," but also the surprising third options, which adopts the shiny black back of the current all-black Essential, but with the copper titanium antenna band of the Ocean Depths colorway.
February 15, 2018
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Essential Phone gets February security patch one day after Pixel/Nexus
Say what you will about Essential, this is how you do software updates.
February 6, 2018
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Essential Phone gets update to Android 8.1 Oreo
The Essential Phone gets a tasty upgrade today to Android 8.1 Oreo.
March 13, 2018
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Essential Phone is among the first to receive the February security patch
Google released the February security patch yesterday, so supported Nexus and Pixel devices were the first to receive the update. Today, Essential announced its smartphone is getting a similar security update right now.
February 6, 2018
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Essential Phone now comes with free 4K 360-degree camera ($179 value)
The Essential Phone is one of the cheapest flagships you can buy in the United States at the moment. Moreover, the handset is not even one year old and its price has already been permanently cut by $200.
February 9, 2018
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Essential Phone PH-1 review: Sorry, even limited-edition colors won't make it less terrible
Singing the blues.
February 15, 2018
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Essential Phone's Camera app improved with grid options in latest update
Ever since its commercial launch, the Essential Phone has received lots of criticism for its lackluster camera software. However, Andy Rubin & Co. have been hard at work trying to address these concerns, and we're happy to say that the handset's Camera app has been updated yet again.
February 2, 2018
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Essential Phone, five months later
The father of Android made a gorgeous phone with a crummy camera. Has it improved enough?
February 6, 2018
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Essential reportedly only shipped 88,000 phones in 2017
Essential knew it had a hard road ahead of it. Andy Rubin and company acknowledged as much when they launched a handset aimed at taking on the likes of Apple and Samsung. Given that the company hasn't issued anything in the way of official numbers thus far, a new batch of numbers from IDC are the best we have to go on at the moment -- and things don't look great for the product's first half-year.
February 12, 2018
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Essential starts selling a few new accessories
Replacement fast charger, new USB-C headphones, a carrying case for the Essential 360 Camera, and more.
January 11, 2018
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Essential updates its Camera app with even more improvements
Although the Essential Phone has been criticized for its camera and software, Andy Rubin's company has been hard at work trying to address these concerns since the smartphone was launched on the market.
January 26, 2018
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Et tu, Moto? Motorola patents bezel-less flexible OLED display gear
Motorola and Sony seem to be the last holdouts of the all-screen phone trend, as they keep churning out phones with juicy top and bottom bezels, but that may very soon change, judging from a recent Motorola patent.
February 12, 2018
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Europe puts the kibosh on personal info sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp
Say what you will about Europe's socialist ways, but when it comes to standing up for the little guy and privacy protections, the US has a thing or two to learn on how to deal with the growing influence of the Silicon Valley tech giants.
March 15, 2018
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European Union Threatens to Break Up Google Over Market Fears
According to a Britain Telegraph article published this past Sunday, the European Union holds "grave suspicions" about the size of Google and the amount of power it wields as the world's far and away #1 search engine.
March 27, 2018
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European version of the Galaxy Note 8 receives a maintenance software update: Here's what's new
The European version of the Galaxy Note has just received an incremental maintenance update that squashes bugs, eliminates security loopholes, and last but not least, it introduces a trove of small but nonetheless useful features.
December 12, 2017
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Even underpaid Foxconn workers are losing their jobs to robots
Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to slash more than 10,000 jobs this year as part of an aggressive robot takeover. Innolux, Foxconn's LCD-display arm is said to bear the brunt of the lost jobs. According to Honorary Chairman Tuan Hsing-Chien:
February 12, 2018
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Every Android phone with ARCore right now
Google's AR platform is now available to more than just the Pixels.
February 23, 2018
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Every Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Case We Could Find
A roundup of all the best Note 8 cases we could find!
January 8, 2018
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Every time you take a photo with an iPhone, you are actually hearing the shutter sound of a Canon film camera
There are a few phone sounds that are recognizable by pretty much every person in the civilized world these days and the sound of the iPhone camera is certainly one of them, on par with the Marimba ringtone and that signature early 2000s Nokia ringtone.
March 27, 2018
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Everything you need to know about Sony Playlink
Turn your phone into a controller with Sony Playlink.
March 15, 2018
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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9
A lot of things, it turns out
February 19, 2018
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Everything you need to know about the iPhone slowdown fiasco
If you've been paying any attention to the news, or your social media newsfeeds over the past couple of weeks, you've likely heard something about Apple deliberately slowing down older iPhones. But what does that really mean for you, the consumer? What are the implications of this revelation? And what should you do now if you have an iPhone?
January 4, 2018
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Examination of nearly 100 prior studies on cell phone use in cars underscores hazards
Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.
March 5, 2018
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Expect something "awesome" from Nokia at MWC 2018, HMD executive says
HMD Global has something "awesome" in store for us at MWC 2018. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of the company behind the current Android-powered Nokia smartphones, recently took to Twitter to share that he's super busy with preparations for the upcoming event:
January 18, 2018
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Experian acquires UK's ClearScore and its financial product matching engine for $385M
While credit-scoring behemoth Equifax continues to work through the fallout from its massive security breach, one of its big competitors is snapping up a startup in the UK to diversify its business.
March 15, 2018
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Exploring the Android Speech API for Voice Recognition
This tutorial will give you a brief introduction of the Android Speech API used for voice recognition, which is an area of computational linguistics that develops methodologies and technologies automating recognition and translation of spoken language into text--Speech-to-Text (STT).
January 18, 2018
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Misc. - F

Face unlock: who does it best? iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T
Unlocking your phone with your face has been a thing for quite some time. It has been a part of Android since 2011, when Face Unlock was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. (Remember that guy?) Alas, the feature was neither secure, nor very reliable, which is probably why it never reached the mainstream popularity that fingerprint scanners achieved over the years that followed.
January 23, 2018
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Face, face, face! Apple, TrueDepth and a nose-driven iPhone X game
Selfie-satisfied to augment reality with their mugs
February 13, 2018
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Facebook owned WhatsApp extends message deletion time
WhatsApp has increased the amount of time you have to delete a message or whole conversation on its messaging app to more than an hour.
March 12, 2018
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Facebook winding down its relationships with third-party data brokers
In a major shift in their advertising platform, Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its Partner Categories program. This is the program that saw data brokers offer their customer targeting on Facebook based on data collected on customers through a variety of sources.
March 29, 2018
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Facebook works it out with Apple to test news paywalls on iOS
Apple is allowing Facebook to bend the subscription rules. Starting March 1st, news publishers will be able to use their paywalls inside Facebook's iOS app. Facebook started testing paywalls on Android in October, but at the time it couldn't come to an agreement with Apple about how subscription revenue would be taxed. TechCrunch has confirmed publishers will get 100 percent of subscription revenue on iOS, too.
February 12, 2018
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Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users
Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.
April 05, 2018
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Facial recognition tech moves from smartphones to the boardroom
With the release of Apple's iPhone X and its Face ID feature, facial recognition technology has become more mainstream -- and it's already being piloted by some government agencies and commercial airlines as a friction-free security measure.
March 30, 2018
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Fake wallet app makes it into the top 3 finance apps on the App Store
A fake wallet app has managed to sneak its way to become the third most popular finance tool on the App Store over the weekend. Pretending to be popular ETH crypto coins wallet app MyEtherWallet, the impostor app has managed to get both through Apple's checks and reach the top three in the Finance category.
December 12, 2017
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Fall in love with Florence, our game of the week!
Who says video games can't be considered works of art?
March 9, 2018
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Family networking app Life360 acqui-hires PathSense team to boost location-based services
Life360, the app for networking families together via mobile devices, has acquired the developer team behind PathSense, responsible for the creation of a location-based mobile application toolkit, to build out its location-based offerings.
March 27, 2018
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FandangoNOW is joining Movies Anywhere
It's the 5th service to join the initiative.
March 13, 2018
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Fatties: Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are the thickest high-end phones in years
Announced yesterday at MWC 2018, Sony's Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are introducing a new(ish) design language. Compared to the previous high-end smartphones made by Sony, the Xperia XZ2 series brings 18:9 displays, thinner bezels, and rear fingerprint scanners, thus looking quite different from the handsets the company has released in recent years.
February 27, 2018
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FBI asked Apple to unlock iPhone before trying all its options
When the FBI asked Apple to unlock a terrorist's iPhone, the agency said it had no other way. It turns out the bureau barely looked, says a DOJ report.
March 27, 2018
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FBI No Longer Needs Apple -- Feds Apparently Unlocked an iPhone X Without Any Trouble
It appears the FBI won't have to fight Apple over iPhone unlocking since Cellebrite has reportedly found a way to unlock iOS 11 powered iPhones, including the latest iPhone X. The company has been advertising this new capability to its customers, the list that also includes the US government.
February 26, 2018
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FBI security expert: Apple are "jerks" about unlocking encrypted phones
"Apple is pretty good at evil genius stuff," FBI official laments at conference.
January 11, 2018
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FBI: we use dead people's fingers to unlock iPhones, but Face ID not cracked yet
If you have been wondering about the legal implications of unlocking a dead person's iPhone, it seems that there are none, at least as far as law enforcement is concerned.
March 23, 2018
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FCC commish gobbles Verizon's phone-locking BS, says it tastes great
US telco reveals bright idea in response to robberies, ID theft
February 13, 2018
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FCC filings reveal new variants of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Samsung has made it clear that its next line of smartphones - likely dubbed the Galaxy S9 and S9+ - will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona late next month. However, two FCC filings show new variants of the phones will be coming as well.
January 15, 2018
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FCC fronting carriers $4.5B for 10Mbps speeds in rural areas, T-Mobile's 5Mbps offer shot down
The FCC will be funding Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to the tune of $4.53 billion to expand their wireless networks in sparsely populated rural areas, and ensure 10Mbps minimum download speeds. The move is part of its Mobility Fund Phase II auction, and the dough will be distributed to carriers over a 10-year period. The full statement of the FCC is worth reading, be it only for the jab pointed at T-Mobile, which argued for much lower minimum speeds requirement:
February 23, 2018
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FCC: Disaster alerts on phones must up their game
The Federal Communications Commission updates standards to ensure that only people affected by natural disasters and other emergencies get the messages.
January 30, 2018
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February 2018 security patches for Pixel and Nexus are here; Factory images are up and OTAs are coming shortly
Security patches and feature fixes are on the way for Google's phones.
February 5, 2018
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February security updates are here for the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60
The BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 both seem to have become two forgotten Android powered BlackBerry models. Made by TCL with BlackBerry providing the software, both handsets have been overshadowed by the BlackBerry KEYone and the BlackBerry Motion.
February 9, 2018
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Feds might have tool to break into latest iPhone
Israeli-based Cellebrite, a security contractor to US law enforcement agencies, reportedly has a way to unlock almost any iPhone.
February 26, 2018
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Fight iPhone and Android smartphone device addiction
Will socially responsible investing help to curb the growing addiction to smartphone devices like the Apple iPhone, Google Android and Samsung Galaxy?
January 16, 2018
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Files Go exits beta, now available for everyone to download
Files Go is available globally for devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later.
December 5, 2017
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Final Android 8 Oreo is coming to multiple Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices
For a while now, Samsung has been running a Beta program for early adopters that wish to test out Android 8 Oreo on their devices before it hits the public in an official update. Last we heard, enlisted Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices were receiving their fifth Oreo beta patch, fixing both major and minor bugs. It now seems that Samsung is prepping to roll out the update to a number of its S8 and S8+ phones worldwide.
January 4, 2018
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Fingerprint Sensors on Several Galaxy S9s Found to Stop Responding After a While, Requires a Reboot to Fix
The location of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was heavily criticized and promptly fixed by Samsung on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. But the victory seems to be short-lived as multiple users across several forums such as Reddit and XDA Developers are reporting that the fingerprint sensor on their phone stops responding from time to time. The only reliable fix to the problem, at this point, seems to be a reboot of the devices.
March 15, 2018
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Finland acquires 3.3% stake in Nokia, but it's not about phones
Finland is buying 3.3% of Nokia at a cost of more than $1.04 billion (844 million euros) to increase the Finnish influence over the company that is now focused on the telecoms market. The Finnish Government used its investment arm Solidium to go carry out the deal.
March 13, 2018
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First 6 things you should do with your Honor 7X
The Honor 7X is a great value, but it's made even better with a few quick tweaks.
December 14, 2017
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First Android Go and More Android One Devices to Debut at MWC 2018
The MWC (mobile world congress), to be held later this month, is where manufacturers show off their upcoming devices, tease new features etc. Samsung is expected to launch their 2019 flagship, the Galaxy S9 at that time. On a similar vein, Google is teasing the announcement of the first Android Go device (powered by Oreo) and more Android One devices from partners.
February 22, 2018
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First Galaxy S9 preview pops for the Snaprdragon 845 US version, confirms all the new features
Well, well, well, some are mining bitcoins and interfering with people's phone calls, others are mining Reddit threads for information about the Galaxy S9, and scoring a whole AMA dedicated to Samsung's flagship.
February 16, 2018
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First Lawsuits Filed Against Apple for Slowing iPhones
Over the years, iPhone owners have often wondered aloud if Apple was doing something to slow down older devices. Now, we know that yes, it does do that. Just a few days after admitting that it has been quietly throttling older iPhones with degraded batteries, a pair of lawsuits have been filed against Apple alleging fraud and deceptive practices.
December 26, 2017
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First Look: The Sims Mobile puts a fresher freemium spin on the familiar life game
EA's enduring favorite gets a new iOS game that's closer to the Mac editions.
March 8, 2018
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First Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo render confirms front-facing LED flash
The latest reports about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo suggest the smartphone is almost ready for prime time. Since the South Korean giant has already uploaded the phone's manual on its website, it's just a matter of time until the Galaxy J7 Duo goes official.
April 05, 2018
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Five months later, how's the Pixel 2 treating you?
Google's flagship is still alive and kicking.
March 27, 2018
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Five ways the Snapdragon 845 chip will impact 2018 Android flagship phones
Smarter, faster, and safer.
December 6, 2017
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Flintu's SideKick is an everyday carry which could save you and your smartphone
As Australia's startup ecosystem experiences a resurgence, its hardware startups are getting in on the act. Despite Sydney being around the same flight time from Shenzhen (in China, the hardware capital of the world), as San Francisco, it's handily in the same time zone. This means Australia's hardware startups are leveraging that advantage more and more -- and suffering less jet lag than their US cousins.
January 4, 2018
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Flixster Video is shutting down for good today
Your movies should still work on Vudu and Movies Anywhere
February 20, 2018
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Former Canadian security chiefs worry about Huawei's increasing presence in Canada
Huawei was about to score a big coup by having Verizon and AT&T offer carrier versions of its Huawei Mate 10 Pro earlier this year. It was a surprise when both wireless operators decided at the last minute not to carry the high-end phone.
March 20, 2018
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Fortnite Battle Royale Adds New Heavy Shotgun On PS4, Xbox One, And PC
Have you tried the new shotgun?
March 22, 2018
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Fortnite is now available for everyone on iOS, no invite needed
Developer Epic Games has just announced Fortnite for mobile is now open everywhere on iOS. The game doesn't require an invite so that you can play, so no matter where you're located, you can now download Fortnite for free via App Store.
April 02, 2018
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Fortnite for iOS gets a massive update, here are all the changes
Fortnite is already a major success on iOS raking in $1.5 million in just four days. Well, the folks over at Epic Games are taking great care of their investment, so it's no wonder that the game is getting a huge update so soon after its release.
March 29, 2018
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Fortnite for iOS rolling out slowly: register here for a chance at early access
Fortnite has taken the gaming community by storm and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. It was originally a zombie survivor / 3rd person shooter / tower defense mix that was pretty fun in its own right but wasn't exactly blowing up.
March 16, 2018
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Fortnite Mobile Is #1 App on App Store in 13 Countries, Just 12 Hours After Launch
And this is just a limited release right now!
March 16, 2018
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Fortnite Mobile Is Slightly Different Than On PS4, Xbox One, And PC
It adds certain features to make playing on phones easier.
March 16, 2018
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Fortnite Mobile Out For Everyone On iOS
No word on Android, but iOS is officially open to all.
April 02, 2018
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Fortnite Mobile Sign-Ups Now Open
It's iOS only for now.
March 12, 2018
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Fortnite Mobile versus Xbox One X Comparison Reveals Some Surprising Results
Graphics and performance on Apple's most powerful device nearly match the Xbox One X experience.
March 22, 2018
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Fortnite on an iPhone X is an exciting look at the future of mobile gaming
Another big PC game arrives on mobile
March 16, 2018
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Fortnite tips & tricks: how to dominate the battle royale on your smartphone
Fortnite Battle Royale's launch on smartphones has been a slow one, but with the first round of invites for the iOS version sent out, things seem to be picking up. The game should soon make its way to a number of Android devices as well, so even more people will be able to get in on the craziness that is Fortnite.
March 26, 2018
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Fortnite versus PUBG: Which 100-player battle is the best mobile gaming experience?
The Fortnite vs PUBG debate has been around for a long time, but now the competition has moved to mobile -- who comes out on top?
March 22, 2018
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Fotopro Mogo flexible monopod kits are designed for various photography needs
Photo gear company Fotopro has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a series of photography kits centered around Mogo, a flexible monopod based on the Fotopro UFO. Mogo features flexible legs that can be wrapped around a rail or post, used on uneven surfaces and more.
March 30, 2018
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Four tricks worth stealing from Apple Music
"Good artists copy; great artists steal," is as true for music apps as it is for musical artists.
April 05, 2018
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Foxconn is working with RED to make cheaper and smaller 8K cameras
Foxconn, AKA Hon Hai Precision Industry, AKA the company that made your iPhone, is working with digital cinema pioneer RED to create affordable 8K cameras, the company announced. Chairman Terry Gou told reporters in Taipei, the Nikkei's among them, that the goal is to reduce both the price and the size of such camera systems by two-thirds.
February 12, 2018
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Foxconn will make the world's first blockchain smartphone
Sirin Labs has selected the electronics manufacturing giant to build its Finney blockchain phone.
April 05, 2018
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France bans drivers from using a phone except in a designated spot, or for accidents and malfunctions
In France, a ruling made by the high court makes it illegal to use your smartphone to text or make a call while driving. Even if you pull over to the side of the road, which in the U.S. is considered to be the preferred option if a call needs to be answered or made, you could find yourself fined 135 euros ($167 USD) and have points added to your driving record.
February 6, 2018
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France bans drivers from using phones, even when stopped
Commentary: The French decide to become strict on handheld phone use by changing the definition of what it means to be driving.
February 6, 2018
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France will ban kids from using their phones during school until they're 15
French children won't be allowed to bring their phones into classrooms starting in September. The Guardian reports that while kids can still bring their phones into their schools, the devices have to stay locked away until the end of the day. This will apply to kids starting at the age of six and will last until they're around 15, or starting high school (aka secondary school).
December 12, 2017
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France's bonkers phone ban for students actually makes sense
This is a tricky one from the get-go, but bear with me: France is set to bar students aged six to 15 from using phones in schools, from the start of the next school year in September 2018. And while they may not know it just yet, it's probably one of the best favors their government can extend to them.
December 13, 2017
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France's new law bans texting in your car even when pulled over
France's highest court has ruled that drivers can no longer simply pull over to use their phones. Instead, they will have to park in a designated area, such as a garage or a private driveway, and turn off the vehicle's engine, according to Gizmodo.
February 6, 2018
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Free MMO World of Warships Blitz now available worldwide on Android and iOS with cross-platform play
Developer Wargaming has finally made the mobile version of its newest MMO official worldwide: World of Warships Blitz is now sailing slow and steady on the Google Play Store, allowing you to take part in heated 7v7 multiplayer arcade matches.
January 18, 2018
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FreeFly Movi is a new super-powered gimbal that turns your phone into a movie-making machine
The smartphone you carry every day in your pocket is becoming a more and more advanced camera, and if you are willing to learn the ins and outs of video making, you hardly need an expensive camera to produce a cinematic video that would look great.
December 12, 2017
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Fresh And Alleged iPhone SE 2 Metal + Glass Shell Leak Shows Aesthetic Improvement With Camera Bump Over Its Predecessor
As we head towards WWDC, a lot of different sources believe that Apple will launch an iPhone SE this year. While their credibility is doubtful, such reports do provide us with some interesting food for thought. After all, Apple's sales expectations were vastly inflated for the iPhone X.
March 16, 2018
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Fresh iPhone X Design Concept Video Shows The iPhone X Plus If Apple Only Increases Screen Size For 2018
Whether we talk about authentic information or outright speculation, the rumor mill never fails to disappoint. After Apple stole the headlines with last year's iPhone X, rumors related to its successors are surfacing since as early as January.
March 2, 2018
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Fresh Mi Mix 2s Teaser Shows Remarkable Upgrade Over The Mix 2; Will Company Finally Stand At Shoulder With High-End Companies This March?
As we're done with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ the next big launch in the Android world is Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2s. The Chinese smartphone starlet launched the Mi Mix a year and a half back. It debuted an edge to edge display for its smartphones.
March 5, 2018
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Fresh Xiaomi Mi7 Leaks Allegedly Present 7.5W Wireless Charging, Snapdragon 845 And 6/8GB RAM For The Smartphone
Yesterday, another impressive purported leak for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s took place. The smartphone is a regular feature of the rumor mill, ensuring that Xiaomi does not slip out of everyone's minds. Samsung's Galaxy S9/S9+ launches leaves the gap open for more devices to start filling up the rumor mill.
February 27, 2018
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From sci-fi to your pocket: What AI means in your smartphone
Just a few short years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) was the stuff of sci-fi movies, or nerdy robot foosball competitions shown in the "future tech" section of the evening news.
February 15, 2018
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From zero to hero: How the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series significantly improved battery technology
As the two largest, most profitable smartphone makers in the world can't shake off battery management issues, Huawei has spotted an opportunity and seized it with two hands. The company left nothing to chance, and went to the most rigorous third-party certification system - Germany's TÜV Rheinland - to ensure a fresh and demanding set of eyes before launching the phones with the best battery life in its class, the HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro.
February 16, 2018
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Full details about Snapdragon 670, 640 and 460 chipsets leaked out ahead of unveiling
Aside from the already unveiled Snapdragon 845 top-tier chipset, Qualcomm plans to launch at least three other SoCs (system on chip) in 2018: Snapdragon 679, 640 and 460.
December 28, 2017
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Future Android Version May Hide Calls to Sensitive Numbers to Protect Victims
Regardless of which manufacturer's smartphones we use, the one thing that can be mutually agreed upon by everyone is that domestic violence is a horrible thing. Victims often have nowhere to turn to, so they rely on local hotlines for solace. However, victims still run the risk of their abuser(s) finding out that they've been in touch with said helplines.
March 6, 2018
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Future Essential Phone could have a pop-up selfie camera
This is how you make bezel-less smartphones.
March 5, 2018
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Future iOS update will allow users to disable Power Management on some iPhones
Apple has confirmed that it's slowing down older iPhones to preserve the battery which ages over time. Since then, the company has been in some hot water, facing a number of lawsuits for being less than transparent about the whole debacle. The company also apologized and started offering users replacement batteries fora reduced $29 instead of $79 for customers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE.
January 18, 2018
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Future Samsung phones might be made out of new 'Metal 12' magnesium alloy
Samsung might be getting ready to kick aluminum to the curb.
January 15, 2018
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Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip
Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.
January 10, 2018
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Misc. - G

Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) score real-time HDR processing for photos
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are shaping up to be quite the attractive mid-range offerings. Already packing some of the features, otherwise found on much more expensive handsets, the 2018 A8 models are also getting real-time HDR processing for photos, Samsung's official specs page for the models reveals.
January 16, 2018
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Galaxy A8 and A8+ size comparison versus Galaxy S8, Note 8, OnePlus 5T, Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8
Samsung's latest design achievements are slowly trickling down to its mid-range lineup of devices, namely the fresh new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) which got official earlier today.
December 19, 2017
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Galaxy A8 specs comparison versus A5 and S8
Samsung just lifted the veil over its midrange warriors for next year, the Galaxy A8 and A8+, and the fact that on the exterior they resemble much more the Galaxy S8 and S8+ than their A5 and A7 predecessors made us include the flagship in this specs comparison as well
December 19, 2017
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Galaxy A8/A8+ are official with dual front cameras and Infinity Display
Meet Samsung's powerful mid-rangers for 2018.
December 19, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Oreo: What's new in Android 8.0 for the Note
Long-suffering Galaxy Note 8 owners, your Android Oreo update is about to arrive! If you bought Samsung's most expensive phone or 2017, you could be forgiven for feeling left out as the Galaxy S9 launches, and last year's S8 gets its own Oreo update in many countries.
March 20, 2018
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Galaxy Note 8 units in France start getting Oreo. Global update soon?
Although Samsung has been working on an Android 8 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 for a while now, it did hit what seemed to be a mild speedbump back in February. The patch went live for a little bit, but it was quickly pulled by Samsung as some users began complaining of unexpected reboots after installing it.
March 16, 2018
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Galaxy Note 8's Secure Wi-Fi VPN now powered by McAfee
McAfee's now in charge of Secure Wi-Fi's backend.
December 13, 2017
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Galaxy Note 9 Battery Capacity to Reach Nearly 4,000mAh as New Rumors Surface
There is good news for skipped their purchase of the Galaxy S9+ because the Galaxy Note 9 might feature the latest battery ever in a Samsung flagship.
March 26, 2018
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Galaxy S7 edge unit mysteriously receives Android Oreo update, see the software in this video
Well, folks, it has happened. After several months of testing, Samsung is finally beginning to roll out an official version of its Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 overlay. As expected, the first Samsung handsets receiving the update are the Galaxy S8 and S8+. What's surprising, though, is that the software has also recently landed on a Galaxy S7 edge unit in Vietnam.
February 8, 2018
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Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T and T-Mobile updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
The update's rolling out now on both carriers.
April 02, 2018
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ on Verizon get Android Oreo update
The February 2018 security patch also makes an appearance.
March 16, 2018
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Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink officially launches in the UK
More choice never hurt anyone.
January 4, 2018
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Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S9: all major differences to expect
The rumor mill is in a full apocalypse mode about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets, and information on anything, from the rear design, to the camera upgrades, is trickling down from places close and far. Until someone put up the eventual Galaxy S9 box for our eyes to feast on, confirming most of the specs we've heard so far.
January 22, 2018
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Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ Are Ludicrously Priced, According to Popular Leakster
The design may or may not speak for itself, but the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to come with major improvements over their predecessors while still maintaining their ultra-premium metal and glass chassis. This aluminum and glass combo is going to be further amplified by the Infinity Display, but how much could you actually pay for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+? Well, too much, according to the latest leakster.
February 22, 2018
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Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ versus Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S8+ Battery Life Comparison -- Same Capacities Do Not Matter In This Case
Samsung didn't bother to up the batteries in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ but that does not mean the latest flagships are going to exhibit the same battery life as their predecessors, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In a leaked comparison screenshot, both devices able to provide better battery life in various given situations despite possessing the same 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh capacities.
February 27, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus: Everything Samsung just announced
Samsung has revealed its newest phones. Here's every detail we've uncovered so far.
February 22, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus "highly unlikely" to get showcased at CES 2018, Samsung says
As almost each and every recent year draws to a close, it's always in December that we begin hearing Samsuing is about to show its next-year flagship at the corresponding CES trade show in Las Vegas so that it can, you see, better compete with Apple on the competitive smartphone market.
December 6, 2017
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Galaxy S9 and S9+ batteries allegedly revealed... don't get too excited
A large battery -- that's every phone owner's dream. But manufacturers also want to make their devices slim and elegant. So, there's a fine balance that needs to be struck -- make the device thin enough but don't sacrifice too much of its battery life.
February 1, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and S9+ may be the most expensive Samsung S-line phones ever
Not that it comes as a huge surprise, given that we just had the most expensive year on record in terms of average smartphone prices, but a leaker with a good track record tips that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will fit comfortably into that trend, and become the most expensive phones in the history of Samsung's flagship S-line.
January 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and S9+ may offer Intelligent Scan, camera Tag mode
Samsung has had its share of leaks regarding the Galaxy S9 and S9+ as we lead up to the Mobile World Congress at the end of next month. A new leak may have outed an Intelligent Scan feature that maps a user's face and iris for better accuracy.
January 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and S9+ previewed in glorious detail with full specs and release date
The recently leaked full-size S9 and S9+ renders didn't really do the phones justice, as the perspective seemed to have chopped the side bezels out of whack, but this latest scoop, allegedly depicting official Galaxy S9 and S9+ press images, may turn out to be more like it.
February 19, 2018
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Galaxy S9 and the elephant in the room with Samsung's Android phones
Samsung's Galaxy S9 will almost certainly share its predecessor's critical flaw -- and yet hardly anyone will address it with the weight it deserves.
January 30, 2018
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Galaxy S9 breakability test results show improvement over the S8
Samsung mentions that it placed a 20% thicker Gorilla Glass 5 covers on the Galaxy S9 and S9+, compared with their predecessors, and tougher, 7-series aluminum frame in the middle.
March 19, 2018
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Galaxy S9 could mimic iPhone X's animojis
A Korean report says the S9 will get its own 3D emojis.
February 13, 2018
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Galaxy S9 design seemingly revealed by Samsung itself in the latest update for Soundcamp
What a year it's been for smartphone leaks, eh? The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were leaked pretty much in full before they were unveiled, then the Note 8 followed suit, and the Pixel 2 and iPhone X weren't spared either.
December 19, 2017
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Galaxy S9 has a 5-minute rule on recording 4K 60fps video
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are some of the best video-recorders out there you can always carry with you, as they offer 4K 60fps footage and optical image stabilization, like Apple's newer iPhones. We say "some of," as Sony's Xperia XZ2 can do true HDR video capture at 10-bit, but it maxes out the 4K recording at 30fps.
March 2, 2018
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Galaxy S9 IRL: What it's like to use Samsung's gorgeous new phones
For 2018, Samsung's new super phones get variable aperture cameras and fix the placement of their fingerprint reader. But they keep a familiar look and feel.
February 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 Plus unboxing: Here's what's in the box
We got our hands on the new Galaxy S9 Plus in midnight black, which features dual rear-cameras and a 6.2-inch display.
February 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 price and release date tipped for Korea, more expensive than the S8
Hot on the heels of the rumor that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be the most expensive duo in the history of the Galaxy S line now comes a report out of Samsung's home country that reiterate that speculation, albeit for the home turf of South Korea.
January 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 Supports Animated Emoji -- Samsung Mobile Chief Denies Copying Apple & iPhone X
One of the features present in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is the ability to make Animoji, an addition missing on the previous-generation Galaxy flagship lineup and not surprisingly, present on the iPhone X. Samsung's mobile chief D.J. Koh has refuted claims that the AR Emoji feature present in the latest and greatest Samsung flagship series of devices was something taken out of the iPhone X playbook.
February 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9 to support the S8's LTE bands, have the same 'tuned by AKG' headphones
We just dove in the FCC's Galaxy S9 filings, and, among wireless testing equipment lists and frequency distributions, a few tidbits of info flesh out the S9 a bit more for us end users. First off, the FCC lists that the phone, codenamed SMG960U (for US carriers), will support no less than 24 LTE bands.
February 1, 2018
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Galaxy S9 versus Galaxy S9+: Which is best for VR?
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have top of the line specs, but they have different advantages when it comes to VR.
March 6, 2018
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Galaxy S9 versus Nokia 8 Sirocco specs: The two flashiest phones at MWC 2018
With its luxe looks and barely-there bezel, Nokia's latest marquee phone managed to steal some of the Galaxy S9's spotlight.
February 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9+ is cheaper to put together than the iPhone X
The new Galaxy S9+ has a more elaborate dual camera than its predecessor, a tougher 7-series aluminum framing, and thicker Gorilla Glass 5, so, naturally, it should cost a more to make than the S8+ at launch.
March 19, 2018
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Galaxy S9+ review--Faster specs, better biometrics in a familiar package
The Snapdragon 845, fingerprint reader, and camera all get tweaks.
March 15, 2018
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Galaxy S9+ versus Galaxy Note 8: Which should you buy?
Samsung fans will be torn between these two.
March 20, 2018
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Galaxy S9+ versus iPhone 8 Plus versus iPhone X: Spec showdown
Let the emoji wars begin!.
February 26, 2018
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Galaxy S9+ With 64GB Internal Storage Costs More to Make Than Previous Versions -- Here's Why
Here is a new report on how much it costs the Galaxy S9+ to make. Previously, TechInsights' estimates put the Galaxy S9+ as being more expensive to make than the Galaxy Note 8, but less costly than the iPhone X. Now, we've received another report on the bill of materials for the 6.2-inch flagship, and they are as high as ever.
March 23, 2018
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Galaxy S9: Camera upgrades we expect, per Samsung's own site
A camera sensor for super-slow-motion video could end up on the Galaxy S9.
January 23, 2018
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Galaxy S9's display takes honors alongside its camera
Earlier this morning Samsung's Galaxy S9's camera was awarded the highest-yet score from DxOMark, and now its screen gets the best-of-all-time nod from DisplayMate and display wonk Ray Soneira. The margins between the victor and the vanquished, however, are growing thinner every generation.
March 2, 2018
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Galaxy S9's official 'case selection' video pits a puppy against LED cat
Samsung has a funky new Hyperknit case line for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, plus the perennial favorites, and it is so proud of its accessory roster that it decided to make a special video about the "case selection, complete with a cute puppy taking on an LED cat.
March 20, 2018
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Galaxy S9, S9+ won't charge faster than the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it seems
The upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have recently been certified by China's 3C committee and it this has revealed that the two devices will sport quick and wireless charging that will be pretty much similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ when it comes to overall charging speed.
January 23, 2018
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Galaxy S10 may have Samsung's answer to iPhone X's Face ID
Samsung is reportedly working on a 3D camera for the next Galaxy S phone.
March 15, 2018
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Galaxy S10 may sport a 5G modem, as Qualcomm teams with Samsung on 7nm Snapdragon 855
Korean media was on to something yesterday, when it reported that Samsung will break ground on a new foundry this week, dedicated exclusively to 7nm chips, and, lo and behold, Samsung just came out with a press release confirming it, and throwing Qualcomm into the 7nm mix, too.
February 22, 2018
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Galaxy S10 to sport a Face ID camera competitor, and in-display finger reader
It's not the first time we are hearing that Samsung is working on a TrueDepth camera competitor to rival Apple's Face ID and Animoji features, but now we have a device where it will eventually be planted - none other than the Galaxy S10. This one is shaping up to be a crazy handset, with a 7nm chipset, 5G connectivity, in-display finger scanner, and whatever else Samsung throws at it that will stick.
March 15, 2018
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Galaxy Unpacked 2018 Unveils a Paradigm Shift in Visual and Social Communication with the Galaxy S9
At Galaxy Unpacked 2018, Samsung Electronics introduced the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and demonstrated how its latest flagship devices will reimagine the way users communicate, share and experience the world. The smartphones were unveiled in a fun and interactive launch event held at Barcelona's Fira Barcelona Montjuïc on February 25, a day before the start of Mobile World Congress 2018.
February 26, 2018
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Game of the week: Meteorfall: Journey
Deck-building made fun, easy, and accessible without compromising on strategy. Meteorfall: Journey is an absolute must-have game for your iPhone.
January 25, 2018
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Game of the week: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Oddworld Inhabitants Inc serves up a polished platformer with Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty.
December 14, 2017
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Gboard for Android gets 20+ new languages, includes Chinese and Korean
Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard app has been available on both Android and iOS for over a year now. Today, Google announced via a blog post that it is adding more than 20 languages to Gboard for Android, which include languages such as Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean, among others.
March 6, 2018
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Geekbench and Reddit think they've cracked why iPhones get slower over time
Testing suggests that iOS 10.2.1 added this functionality to prevent shutdowns.
December 19, 2017
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Geekbench: Apple Is Throttling iPhone Performance Based on Battery Life
Last week, reports surfaced on Reddit that Apple might be invisibly throttling iPhone SoC performance, particularly on the 6s, as the battery's health decreased. While all batteries lose some capacity over time as they're charged and discharged, Apple notified customers about a year ago that their batteries might degrade more quickly than expected, due to a manufacturing issue that left certain battery elements exposed to air for a longer period of time than they were supposed to be.
December 20, 2017
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Geekbench: Apple might have been slowing older models of iPhones after all
A conspiracy that seems to have plagued Apple devices for years might have been confirmed this week by some sleuthing by some Redditors and Geekbench, purveyors of the popular benchmarking service.
December 20, 2017
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Get the new OnePlus 5T Sanstone White edition wallpaper
A new, "Sandstone White" version of the OnePlus 5T is coming, and it does indeed look sleek! And although you may not be able to get your hands on the phone right away, what you can do is get the cool, new wallpaper on your phone right now!
January 5, 2018
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Ghostbusters World Announced
I hope you aren't afraid of ghosts.
February 23, 2018
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GIF Support Added to the Always on Displays of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8
Now that the Oreo update debacle has settled for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (still a bit of an ongoing battle for the Note8, but it's getting there), Samsung has decided to give the devices a new cosmetic update. One of the longstanding features of Samsung devices has been their Always On Display, which is a visual treat on their super AMOLED panels.
March 30, 2018
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Global app revenue went up by 35% in 2017, with Apple earning most
A recent report states that app revenue climbed to $60 billion worldwide this past year, with Apple pulling in most of the earnings.
January 5, 2018
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Global Sales of Smartphones Have Fallen for the First Time Ever
For 13 years, smartphones have been a massive success story. Year after year, we've seen companies rolling out new products at a variety of price points and market positions. From 2004 to Q3 2017, smartphone sales grew year-on-year, even through the Great Recession. Q4 2017 put at least a temporary end to that trend.
February 23, 2018
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Global shipments of mobile phones fall in Q4 by 6.3% year on year
Apple surpassed Samsung to take the top spot in units shipped in the final quarter of 2017. Apple shipped 77.3 million units in the final quarter compared to Samsung's 74.1 million units, although Samsung topped Apple in shipments throughout 2017 (317.3 million units compared to 215.8 million units), according to IDC.
February 2, 2018
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Gmail Android app updated with support for inbox types
Rolling out to all Gmail users now.
March 8, 2018
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Go Go Gadget phone: Samsung wants to patent a smartphone with an expandable display
Samsung, just like most of its "colleagues" on the scene, loves to come up with new patents that depict technology that is either way ahead of its time or simply not technologically-feasible just yet.
March 20, 2018
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Goodbye and good luck: Enjoy your switch to Android
Let the Macalope be clear here: while he prefers iOS, he will defend to the death anyone's right to choose to use another platform.
December 12, 2017
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Google adds new languages to Gboard keyboard app for Android
Google has just confirmed that its Gboard for Android application now supports more than 300 language varieties, covering 74% of the world's population -- quite an impressive achievement for a keyboard app.
March 6, 2018
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Google adds T-Mobile voicemail transcription to the Phone app
Google has supported Verizon's Visual Voicemail service in the Dialer app for a while now, essentially nixing the monthly fee for dialing into the voicemail inbox. Back in December, Big G pushed out an update to its phone app that would eventually allow visual voicemail support on other carriers, too.
February 27, 2018
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Google alums launch Maslo, a digital companion to mediate technology's uncanny valley
Earlier this month, two former Google staffers quietly launched a new app that's designed to help users overcome technology's uncanny valley and develop a more healthy relationship with the ubiquitous electronic assistant that "lives" in our pockets.
March 19, 2018
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Google and 911 are teaming up to pinpoint your location more accurately
Google recently tested new tech to help 911 dispatchers find callers more quickly and more accurately. 80 percent of the calls made with Google's tech were more accurate than calls made via cell phone carriers.
February 16, 2018
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Google and Huawei team up to spread RCS messaging, all Huawei smartphones to get Android Messages app
Google and Huawei are partnering up to accelerate the adoption of RCS messaging. Google has announced that its RCS-based Android Messages app will soon get integrated across Huawei's entire smartphone portfolio:
January 18, 2018
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Google and pals rush to repair Android dev tools, block backdoor risks
Involves big hitter Android Studio, APKTool and more
December 6, 2017
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Google Announces Go-Edition of Android 8.1
With the release of Android 8.1 tomorrow Google also announcement of a Go-edition of Android Oreo. The Android team has been hard at work optimizing the operating system to work better with low-end devices which are limited in terms of storage space as well as main memory. The Android 8.0 OS side improvements are something that every Android device will be able to take advantage of, but with the Go-edition of Android 8.1 Google extends this to the Google applications themselves.
December 5, 2017
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Google app being updated with podcast management tool
You can subscribe to podcasts, resume playback, view trending ones, and more.
March 19, 2018
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Google ARCore and AR Stickers go live for Pixel 2 phones and OG Pixels running Android 8.1
Google's for-the-masses approach to augmented reality (AR) is one step closer to reality with the official release of the ARCore framework and AR Stickers app for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. Many of you might remember that not so long ago, Google's idea for AR on smartphones was confined to a much narrower scope that involved the use multiple cameras and depth sensors to achieve the effect. ARCore, however, takes a wholly different approach by aiming to be compatible with most Android phones out there. No dual cameras or special sensors needed.
December 12, 2017
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Google Assistant and Siri wins and fails: Smart assistants are the comic relief we need in the AI era
Voice assistants are now virtually present on almost any device you could pick. Heck, some even have two or more voice assistants on deck though that provides little to no additional benefit.
December 19, 2017
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Google Assistant comes to older Android phones running 5.0 and up
If you ignore the language and country restrictions, this covers 80 percent of devices.
December 14, 2017
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Google Assistant coming to Android tablets and older phones
Available for phones running 5.0 Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow and Nougat.
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant is coming to certain tablets, and smartphones running Android Lollipop
Google announced today that Google Assistant will now be found on Android tablets for the first time. Slates running Android Nougat (7.0) and Android Marshmallow (6.0) will receive an update allowing users to access the feature.
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets
The Google Assistant, Google's take on Siri, Cortana and Alexa without the approachable name, has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices will never get the newer versions of Android that actually feature built-in support for the Assistant.
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant is coming to tablets and older phones
Google today announced that it's broadening the availability of its Assistant, offering it on more devices. It will be coming to tablets over the next week, and to older phones starting today.
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant is now available on Android tablets and even more phones
Slowly but surely
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant may soon come to feature phones
Android Go is not the only important thing announced by Google earlier today. An important improvement with the potential to impact a much larger pool of mobile phone users only briefly mentioned by Google.
December 5, 2017
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Google Assistant now offered on Android tablets
The personal assistant is also landing on Lollipop phones. All told, half of Android users across the globe will have access to it.
December 13, 2017
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Google Assistant SDK picks up new languages and features
Google Assistant on third-party speakers is about to get a lot smarter.
December 20, 2017
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Google Assistant Set to Rollout in 25 New Countries and Even More Languages in 2018
Whether you like it or now, virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa are here to stay. We have always envisioned a future in which we can make things work just by talking to it (seriously, check out some of the sci-fi movies of the 1960s) and virtual assistants are our way of going around to make that once absurd concept a reality.
February 15, 2018
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Google Assistant will arrive to feature phones
Today, Google announced quite a bit of innovation at its event in India. While Android Go, a slimmed down version of Android 8.0 Oreo took center stage, it also touted that its Google Assistant would be arriving to feature phones.
December 5, 2017
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Google Assistant will expand to 38 countries and 17 languages in 2018
A lot more people will soon be able to use Google Assistant.
February 15, 2018
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Google Blocking Uncertified Devices From Using GApps but Custom ROMs Are Allowed to Be Whitelisted
If you experienced difficulties registering your device on the uncertified device registration page, enter your phone's IMEI number instead of the Android ID. You can find your IMEI by opening your dialer and typing *#06# using the keypad ornavigate to Settings > About Device > Status and scroll down until you get to the IMEI number. Credits to XDA Member DirkGently for discovering this.
March 26, 2018
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Google brings its different payment platforms together under the Google Pay brand
Google is simplifying the way it presents its different payments tools to consumers, uniting them under a new brand called Google Pay.
January 8, 2018
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Google brings Lens to all Google Photos users on Android
Google Lens, the company's visual search engine that can recognize what's in your images and scan business cards, among other things, is now rolling out to all Google Photos users on Android
March 6, 2018
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Google Camera mod brings Pixel 2 portrait mode to older devices
Google's Pixel 2 comes with one of the best-rated smartphone cameras in the world, and is one of very few single-lens devices to offer a background-blurring, fake bokeh portrait mode.
January 2, 2018
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Google Chrome for Android will soon let users choose custom downloads folder
We recently learned that Google Chrome for Android will soon get a tool for exporting passwords, and that HDR support is also coming further down the line, but there's yet another cool feature that will soon hit Google's popular browser and that's custom download folders.
December 11, 2017
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Google Chrome versus Samsung Internet Browser -- which do you prefer?
Chrome is great, but Samsung puts up a mean fight.
January 2, 2018
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Google Clips review: A thing that exists
This weird square might be the coolest thing Google has done in a long time.
March 6, 2018
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Google closes HTC deal, the next Pixel phones could be developed in Taiwan
Google has just announced it has completed the $1.1 billion HTC acquisition and that it's welcoming the new teammates from the Taiwanese company to its hardware organization.
January 30, 2018
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Google conducts test to help 911 accurately locate callers
More exact location data can save lives
February 16, 2018
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Google Contacts gets shortcut for sending money with Google Pay Send
Rolling out as a server-side update to v2.5.
March 12, 2018
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Google Contacts updated with option to send money via Google Pay Send
Google had been testing a new feature that would allow Contacts users to send money via Google Pay Send for several months. However, the new option hasn't been made available to Contacts users until recently.
March 12, 2018
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Google Could Be Launching an Affordable Pixel Smartphone to Attract More Markets Under Its Thumb
Google is not exactly budget-friendly when it came to its Pixel, or Pixel 2 lineup. Devices priced like this definitely come with their share of premium features, but it does not mean that the will be able to appeal to every market.
April 02, 2018
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Google enables HDR+ for Instagram and other apps on Google Pixel 2
Google's latest generation Pixel 2 smartphones come with the built-in Visual Core dedicated imaging processor that powers the HDR+ mode's sophisticated multi-frame-stacking computational imaging functions and other camera features. However, Visual Core wasn't activated when the Pixel 2 devices were first launched, and only was enabled for developers in November last year.
February 6, 2018
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Google enables Pixel Visual Core for better Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp photos
The HDR+ processing of the Pixel's main camera app is now coming to third-party apps as well
February 5, 2018
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Google fights fragmentation: New Android features to be forced on apps in 2018
New Play Store rules give developers one year to adopt any new Android changes.
December 21, 2017
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Google has officially completed its $1.1 billion HTC deal
All the pieces are in place to make the Pixel 3 as awesome as possible.
January 30, 2018
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Google Highlights Android Security Boosts, Says It's Just as Safe as iOS
Android has a reputation for being less secure than Apple's iOS, but Google says its platform has gotten a bad rap. The company has released its fourth annual security report, a 56-page document that details everything Google has done to keep Android users safe.
March 19, 2018
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Google hired Amazon and Apple employees for hardware team in Shanghai
In case you didn't know, Google's kinda serious about this whole hardware thing.
December 20, 2017
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Google Images becomes more useful on Android and iOS after latest update
Google has just pushed an important update to image search results on mobiles. As more and more people use Android and iOS devices to find visual information, Google improved the whole experience by adding more context around images, which will make results much more useful.
March 13, 2018
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Google implements a feature to mute reminder ads
Congratulations, reminder ads are now mutable for a maximum of 90 days, as stated by Google! But what exactly are those, and why are we happy that we finally have control (although not complete) over them?
January 25, 2018
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Google improves on three features making it faster and easier to get answers to your search query
Google has been quietly improving its Search app by working on three different features that make it easier to learn about the topics that you have an interest in learning more about.
December 6, 2017
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Google Introduces LoWPAN Support on Android Things
Android Things 6.1 will include support for configuring and managing LoWPAN networks, thus effectively enabling Android Things devices to act as edge nodes, says Google.
December 21, 2017
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Google introduces 'Shopping Actions' to help retailers in their battle with Amazon
Google announced this morning a new plan to help retailers take on Amazon -- and give Google a cut of their sales in the process. The search giant will allow retailers to list their products across Google Search, in its Google Express shopping service, and in the Google Assistant app for smartphones and on smart speakers, like the Google Home.
March 19, 2018
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Google investigating swipe issue on Pixel/Nexus phones caused by Android 8.1 Oreo
The official rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo hasn't been the smoothest one for Google. Many owners of Pixel and Nexus phones -- the devices that typically receive the latest Android patches first -- have experienced unpleasant problems after installing the update. One of these nasty bugs hindered the swipe mechanics on some handsets, making it hard for users to do basic things like unlocking their phone or answering calls.
January 10, 2018
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Google invests in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform
Google has invested an undisclosed sum in Chinese game live-streaming platform Chushou, bringing the start-up's total funding to north of $120 million, Reuters reported. Founded in 2015, Chushou is an e-sports and streaming service that lets users live stream games from their smartphones. The platform has an estimated total of 8 million streamers and 250,000 live streams a day.
January 5, 2018
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Google is 'arrogant', 'conservative', 'can no longer innovate', says Googler of 13 years as he quits
Steve Yegge, an ex-Google employee of more than 13 years has left the company, and while such a news would hardly ever make a lot of headlines, his last words as he left the technological giant are certainly worth reading.
January 25, 2018
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Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand: Google Pay
Google rebrands yet another service.
January 8, 2018
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Google is crowdsourcing ideas for improving Pixel device settings
Google's Pixel software team has taken to Reddit for suggestions
February 27, 2018
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Google is good at building phones but terrible at selling them
After shipping just 3.9 million units in 2017, Google has a lot of retail work to do.
February 13, 2018
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Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2's settings page
Um, whatcha doing, Google?
January 4, 2018
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Google isn't honoring Pixel's warranty, so we're suing, customers say
"Had Google disclosed the defect to her, she would not have bought a Pixel."
February 8, 2018
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Google just released a tool that helps security researchers hack iPhones
Google has released a tool that allows security researchers to hack into any Apple devices running iOS 11.1.2 in order to find bugs.
December 11, 2017
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Google launches a lightweight 'Gmail Go' app for Android
Google has added a notable addition to its line of "Go" edition apps -- the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets -- with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less storage space on users' smartphones and makes better use of mobile data compared with the regular version of Gmail.
February 15, 2018
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Google launches Android Oreo (Go Edition) for entry-level smartphones
Google announced the Android Go platform earlier this year at Google I/O conference, and the company is now launching the new lightweight operating system at a press event in India, a potential market for entry-level devices, dubbed as Android Oreo (Go Edition).
December 5, 2017
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Google launches Gmail Go for Android
The latest addition to its Go series of apps
February 15, 2018
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Google launches Star Wars augmented reality stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2
And Stranger Things, and a talking donut
December 11, 2017
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Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'
Google today launched the first three installments in a series of experimental photography apps that the company calls 'appsperiments'. The apps build on a range of technologies that are currently under development at Google, including: object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms or efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.
December 12, 2017
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Google Lens arrives on iOS
On the heels of last week's rollout on Android, Google's new AI-powered technology, Google Lens, is now arriving on iOS. The feature is available within the Google Photos iOS application, where it can do things like identify objects, buildings, and landmarks, and tell you more information about them, including helpful details like their phone number, address, or open hours.
March 16, 2018
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Google Lens is coming to all Android phones running Google Photos
It's coming to iOS soon
March 6, 2018
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Google Lens is now available for all Android users through Google Photos
Select Android phones will also be able to access lens via the Assistant.
March 6, 2018
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Google Lens Is Officially Rolling Out to More Android Devices
Google Lens was first announced at Google I/O 2017. We didn't know much about it at the time, other than the fact that it can help identify the contents of a photo you just shot. We got to see the full capabilities of the software at the Pixel 2 XL launch, where it demonstrated the ability to recognize people, translate text and a heap of other stuff. Much like the Google Assistant, it was restricted to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
March 6, 2018
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Google Lens now allows for importing directly to Google Keep
Google's continued efforts to integrate Lens into some of its most popular apps shows no signs of abating, even though the image recognition feature itself is not yet widely available. After Google Photos and Assistant, it's Google Keep's turn to join in on the fun, becoming the latest in what's likely to become an ever-expanding list of apps to gain Lens integration.
December 5, 2017
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Google Lens now describes landmarks and creates contacts from business cards
Google Lens is a handy little tool. Announced at Google I/O 2017, Lens is essentially a visual search engine. Take a picture with your phone, and Google will do some clever analysis and provide insights into what you're looking at. Now, it's getting even better, and can store information from business cards as contacts, and even describe landmarks you've spotted.
March 6, 2018
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Google Lens via Assistant now available for Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, Note8
Google Lens, the machine learning-powered image recognition service from Google, can be found in two locations. First as an inconspicuous button inside the Google Photos app, visible when one opens an image, helping users identify things like bar codes, buildings, and books. In addition to just image recognition, it's also capable of taking actions on photos, like adding a contact to your phone through a photograph of a business card and translating pictures of text that's in a different language.
March 12, 2018
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Google makes its AR search tool Lens available for your phone, too
Google Lens moves beyond Pixel and into phones from Samsung, LG and more -- making it easy to learn more about your world just by pointing your phone's camera.
February 23, 2018
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Google Maps has added wheelchair-accessible transit routes, and it's life-changing
Sometimes the little things can make the biggest differences.
March 15, 2018
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Google Maps reportedly getting updates to its transit functionality soon
If you've ever had to use public transportation, you would know how stressful it can be making sure that you get off at the correct stop, especially if you haven't used the particular route before. It would seem that Google has taken this in stride, and will roll out an update that makes it easier for the millions of commuters using alternative transportation.
December 11, 2017
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Google Maps still way ahead of Apple Maps in details and coverage, study finds
Google's Maps app and the data behind it have a head start of six years before Apple Maps, and, although Apple's mapping data is improving compared to the early days of its launch, it is still behind Google Maps, an in-depth study by cartographer Justin O'Beirne found.
December 21, 2017
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Google may set up retail stores in India to spur Pixel sales
Google could be interested in opening retail stores in India.
December 27, 2017
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Google officially acquires part of HTC's smartphone unit for $1.1 billion
Google has had a long history of making business with HTC, dating as far back as 2010 when the two companies partnered for the first Nexus smartphone, with the Taiwanese OEM as the manufacturer.
January 30, 2018
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Google partners with LinkedIn to train Android developers
Google is offering 19 different courses on LinkedIn Learning that aim to prepare new developers for the Google Android Developer Certification exam.
March 15, 2018
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Google Pay begins rollout across the globe
Google said last month that it was going to be combining Google Wallet and Android Pay into one app as a one-stop-shop for all kinds of payments. Now, the company has started the official rollout of Google Pay to users around the world on its Play Store.
February 20, 2018
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Google Pay in Canada: Everything you need to know
Learn the new way to pay in store, online, and in apps!
March 15, 2018
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Google Pay is finally here. Here's what it brings to the table
To call Google's existing payment system confusing would be an understatement. There was Google Wallet, which could be used to make Play Store purchases and send money to your friends and then there was Android Pay, an NFC-based solution that let you make payments at compatible locations. Both services were independent of each other and didn't have what it takes to compete with what their competitors had to offer, for example, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.
February 20, 2018
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Google Pay is official: Bundling Google's numerous payment services under one brand
Google just announced Google Pay, a unifying brand that aims to gather all of its payments systems under one and the same roof. Android Pay, Google Wallet, and Pay with Google will receive the streamlining they've been aching about for a long time and will henceforth be bundled into Google Pay.
January 8, 2018
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Google Pay launches to replace Android Pay and Google Wallet
The rebrand to end them all.
February 20, 2018
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Google Pay merges Android Pay and Google Wallet
Google has announced that it is merging its Android Pay and Google Wallet into a new service called Google Pay. The merger is aimed at making all payments across Google and on third party services more simple and safer. The company has stated that the brand reform is "just the first step for Google Pay" and that they "can't wait to share more."
January 8, 2018
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Google Pay now supports transit passes and tickets
Starting first with the Las Vegas Monorail.
March 19, 2018
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Google Pay Send now starting to replace Google Wallet
More of the same.
February 22, 2018
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Google Phone v17 introduces chat heads feature during calls
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
February 15, 2018
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Google Phone v17 scores Facebook Messenger-like floating chatheads with in-call controls
If you are a casual or devoted fan of Facebook's own Messenger, then you are most likely loving these floating collapsible bubbles that make communication easier and don't force you to leave your app in order to reply your mom back.
February 15, 2018
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Google Pixel 2 Found to Charge Slowly at Low Tempratures and It Doesn't Show You That
After several advancements in battery technology, most phones come with some flavor of quick-charging technology that promises to prime up out smartphones for the day, in a relatively small period. Google's latest Pixel 2 is no exception, and if the stock charger is used, the device displays an indicator that says "Charging Rapidly," which means that the fast charging mechanism is active.
February 19, 2018
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Google Pixel 2 gallery updated
The Google Pixel 2 represents truly impressive computational photography output. And while we're currently hashing out a full review from a photographer's perspective -- to be published in the near future -- we wanted to share this enormous update to our original Pixel 2 gallery.
January 23, 2018
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Google Pixel 2 photos get AI boost for digital zoom
Google's Android phone has only one lens, but a technology called RAISR uses machine learning to help you zoom in better.
February 5, 2018
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 portrait camera comparison: is one camera really enough?
Instagram would have been super silly during the Renaissance years, don't you agree? Seriously: imagine dinner being served, then an artist is summoned to draw a painting of your dish, after which a carriage arrives to pick up the painting and deliver it to your crush. And then you start eating your pork belly soup.
December 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Moto X4: Which should you buy?
Whether or not you're on Project Fi, the Pixel 2 and Moto X4 are two excellent phones that are very deserving of your dollars.
February 6, 2018
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Google Pixel 2 XL screen wake up time slower after Android 8.1 update
Earlier this month, Google commenced the Android 8.1 roll out to Pixel and Nexus devices. The update is far from being perfect as users are reporting issues after updating to the new version. Last week, several Pixel owners reported facing multi-touch problems after updating to Android 8.1, especially those who play first-person shooter games.
December 18, 2017
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Google Pixel Buds UK review: A second opinion
Google's smart earbuds are a decent proof of concept, but at £159 they're a really tough sell.
December 11, 2017
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Google Pixel sales still no match for iPhone, Galaxy S series
Google has high hopes for the Pixel line. Its smartphones compete against the best the market has to offer, featuring cutting-edge hardware, vanilla Android and, unlike many of its droid-toting siblings, three years of support. But consumers aren't (yet) enamored with them.
February 13, 2018
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Google Pixel XL may overcharge due to an Android 8.1 bug
If a phone has been on the market for almost two years, it doesn't necessarily mean that all bugs have been eliminated or that it won't ever get new ones.
March 19, 2018
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Google Pixel's exclusive "Come and Play" wallpapers are now available, get them for your device here
The Google Pixel series come with some awesome wallpapers that are not officially available for other devices, including the cool Live Earth series, but also some static images that bring material design to life with fresh colors.
March 26, 2018
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Google Play had 145% more app installs than Apple App Store in Q4 2017
More than 19 billion new apps were installed from Google Play in Q4 2017.
January 25, 2018
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Google Play hit record 19 billion+ downloads in Q4 2017, its highest quarter ever
Smartphone adoption in emerging markets just delivered the highest number of app downloads Google Play has ever seen in a quarter. According to today's report from App Annie, Google Play app downloads topped 19 billion in Q4 2017, a new record. That also makes Google Play's download lead over iOS its largest ever, at 145 percent.
January 25, 2018
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Google Play Improves Audiobook Listening Experience With Family Sharing, Speed Controls and More
Google added support for Audiobooks only about two months ago Google Play, and it looks like Google is working on making that experience even better. Several new features and improvements to Google Play Books and the Google assistant have been revealed today in Google's Blog post. The changes aim adds several new features. Let's take a look at some of them.
March 29, 2018
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Google Play Store support is coming to more Chromebooks this year
Having the full Google Play Store experience on your Chromebook is great, but unfortunately, not all Chromebooks are made the same. Or, at least, not all Chromebooks are made at the same time, leaving many models out of the game. In January of 2017, Google announced that all Chromebooks launched in 2017 and onwards will have support for Android apps, and gradually introduced support to a number of older models over the course of 2017.
January 10, 2018
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Google Play topped the Apple App store in the number of Q4 downloads
Thanks to Android users in markets like India, Indonesia, and Brazil, the Google Play Store set a record with more than 19 billion apps downloaded globally during the fourth quarter of 2017.
January 25, 2018
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Google prepares to turn Android Messages into a true iMessage competitor
A desktop client, texting over Wi-Fi, making payments to businesses, and more is in the works.
February 9, 2018
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Google pushing to bring RCS to all Android users
Google has announced that it has been working with the mobile industry to bring RCS (Rich Communication Services) to many more users by getting the companies to ship Android Messages as the default messaging application.
February 23, 2018
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Google rebrands all its payment solutions as "Google Pay"
After Google Checkout, Google Wallet, Android Pay, and Google Tez, there's now Google Pay.
January 8, 2018
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Google releases its 2017 Android security year in review, showing Play Protect has huge impact
How Android got safer and more secure in 2017.
March 15, 2018
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Google removed over 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017
99% of abusive apps were removed before users could install them.
January 30, 2018
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Google reportedly overhauling Android to embrace new types of displays
In May, Google will hold its annual I/O developer conference where the firm could debut its latest version of Android. The next version, Android P, is expected to feature plenty of improvements to the platform but could also go through a major visual overhaul in order to accommodate displays that might have unique cut-outs like what can be found on the Essential PH-1 or Outkitel's U18.
February 12, 2018
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Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017
Google saw a lot of device shipments in 2017, but it still has plenty of room to grow.
February 13, 2018
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Google reveals Android Enterprise Recommended initiative: The best Android devices for enterprise users
Google today announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, an initiative that aims to provide enterprise customers with quality recommendations as to what Android devices they are actually endorsed to use. Its aim is to showcase and recommend devices that not only provide a seamless and coherent experience, but are also secure and get updated frequently so as to always provide the best software experience possible.
February 22, 2018
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Google Rolls Out Google Pay Branding to Replace Android Pay
Google's mobile payment platform has gone through almost as many revamps as its messaging apps, but maybe today will be the last one for a long time. Google is completing its transition to the "Google Pay" platform, which will absorb both Android Pay and Google Wallet. There's even a shiny new app to go along with the new branding.
February 20, 2018
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Google says it removed 700K apps from the Play Store in 2017, up 70% from 2016
The relatively open nature of Android has made it a target for malware authors and other bad actors of all stripes who often try to get their wares onto your phone through both the official Google Play Store, third-party app stores and any other way they can think of. For most users, though, the main Android app store is Google's own Play Store and as the company announced today, the company removed 700,000 potentially harmful or deceiving apps from its store last year. That's up 70 percent from 2016.
January 30, 2018
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Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS
Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone -- unless, of course, you are an Apple and iMessage user.
February 22, 2018
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Google Search on mobile is now the ultimate hotel booking tool
New features include price filtering, a better UI, and the ability to book hotels right from Google Search.
February 6, 2018
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Google seeks feedback from Pixel 2 XL owners, asks users to take survey found in settings
Google wants to make sure that Pixel users are having the best experience possible and are truly enjoying their new phone. To do this, some Pixel 2 XL owners are being asked to take a minute of their time to complete a survey. While looking at the settings page, a notification pops up at the bottom of the screen that says, "Help Improve Pixel: 1 minute survey. You can decide whether to opt-in or opt-out.
January 5, 2018
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Google shuts down the dream of a dark mode for Android
Google says it was a "miscommunication" from an employee who posted to a forum thread on the subject
February 23, 2018
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Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones last year, IDC says
But that's only a fragment of the overall market for smartphones, which is a billion and a half units.
February 13, 2018
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Google starts blocking "uncertified" Android devices from logging in
Custom ROM users get a way out, but noobs with pirated apps will be out of luck.
March 26, 2018
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Google takes $1.1bn chomp out of HTC, smacks lips, burps
Some 2,000 bods to shift over in talent pump 'n' dump
January 30, 2018
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Google takes Assistant worldwide with new languages and custom phone integrations
Soon it'll be able to understand multiple languages too.
February 23, 2018
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Google to bid old Android Apps a fond farewell August 2018
The Play store will be culled of older apps to improve speed and security.
December 19, 2017
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Google to Shut Down Project Tango in Favor of ARCore
Google announced on Friday that it would cease support for its Tango computer vision and augmented reality initiative on March 1, 2018. The company urges Tango developers to migrate to the more common ARCore framework that does not need specialized hardware and thus can be used with mainstream smartphones.
December 18, 2017
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Google took down 700,000 bad apps in 2017
Google has a tough job keeping its Play Store free from bad apps and malicious creators. From keeping those apps from ever making it onto the service, to removing them if they actually do make it through, the company has its hands full. But such is the life of a tech company servicing billions of Android users, and Google continues to refine its process.
January 30, 2018
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Google took down over 700,000 bad Android apps in 2017
That's 70 percent more than 2016's removals
January 30, 2018
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Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use
For the first time ever, Google has published a set of standards it says smartphones must meet to be business friendly, highlighting those that get regular security patches and at least one major OS update.
February 23, 2018
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Google tweaks Files Go to make it easier to free up space on your Android device and change file associations
Using any smartphone means having to work within its storage limitations. The prevalence of cloud services has taken some of the strain off physical storage, but running out of room locally can still be an issue.
January 26, 2018
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Google updates Files Go file manager with support for tablets and SD cards
Google has just announced its new file manager for Android devices, Files Go has been updated with a few new features. First off, the app now features support for tablets, so if you've wanted to use Files Go on a larger screen, you'll be able to do that after updating to the latest version.
January 26, 2018
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Google Updating the Pixel 2's Visual Core Algorithms via the Play Store
One of the features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that didn't leak before the phones' official unveiling was their custom imaging chip: The Pixel Visual Core. The image processing SoC kicked in after the release of Android Oreo 8.1.
February 26, 2018
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Google Using Android Phones' Location Services to Track 911 Callers More Accurately in Emergencies
There's no doubt that smartphones make out life better and easier. We now have access to the entirety of human knowledge in our palms, but of what use is it, if it cannot assist you in dire, life-threatening situations. Access to emergency services such as 911 has been built into all modern day smartphones, but the technology is still lacking and in a dire need of rework.
February 16, 2018
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Google video app brings AR stickers to the Android masses
Want to plop a 3D T. rex into a video of your hand? The Motion Stills app for Android phones now lets you do that with a rough-and-ready technique.
February 6, 2018
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Google will let you book hotels and flights through search results
Company says changes make it easier to book travel through mobile devices
February 6, 2018
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Google will soon let you pay and manage your bills with Tez
In honor of 12 million users, Google has big things in store for Tez.
December 5, 2017
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Google: Android is just as secure as the other guys
After years of big security gaps, Google says the phones it powers are now as hard to hack as iPhones. It wants to make sure you know that.
March 15, 2018
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Google: Future Android Apps Must Be 64-bit and Support Updated APIs
With every version of Android, Google adds new features and security optimizations. Many of those won't matter to users until developers get around to adding the proper support, though. Google is lighting a fire under devs to make sure future app releases are as safe and efficient as possible. Starting next year, developers will need to support more recent Android features, and in 2019 64-bit support will be mandatory.
December 20, 2017
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Google's actions apps go for a more global audience
Google's apps for its digital assistant, called actions, gain new languages, including Hindi, Thai and Dutch.
February 26, 2018
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Google's Android security chief: We're just as secure as our competition is
Since last May, David Kleidermacher has been Google's security chief in charge of keeping Android, Google Play and the Chrome operating system secure. With today's release of Google's annual security report, Kleidermacher says that Android is just as secure as its competition. While Android's top cop might have been playing coy for the media, it was obvious that he was talking about iOS.
March 15, 2018
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Google's apps and services will now require your phone to be certified
Google has officially announced its certification program, which ensures your device is legit, does not contain any malware, and comes with pre-installed Google services.
March 26, 2018
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Google's Arts & Culture face matching doesn't work in Illinois or Texas
The culprit might be privacy laws in the states.
January 18, 2018
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Google's cleaning up the Play Store, using machine learning to remove 700,000 bad apps
But more work needs to be done.
January 30, 2018
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Google's keyboard app Gboard now works in Chinese, Korean and more
Despite declining consumer interest in third-party keyboard apps, Google is continuing to develop Gboard, its alternative keyboard app for mobile devices. Today, it's greatly expanding Gboard reach, with the addition of 20 more languages -- including, notably, traditional and simplified Chinese as well as Korean. The new languages are arriving first on the Gboard app for Android.
March 6, 2018
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Google's lightweight Maps Go is just a Progressive Web App, here's how to try it
Earlier this month, Google announced the official rollout of Android Go, a variant of its mobile platform that's optimized to run on devices with less RAM and processing power. Part of that offering included similarly optimized Google apps -- including Maps Go.
December 14, 2017
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Google's location history on Android tracks much more than you think, testing shows
Google, it seems, always tracks you a bit more than you think, and has often gotten in hot water about privacy concerns, especially on Android phones. The latest installment is that saga is its opt-in Location History tracking - you know, the one that the initial setup of Google Maps, Assistant, or Search apps are prompting you to turn on for better service. I
January 25, 2018
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Google's new camera is its most Apple-like product yet
The first Google gadget where I didn't feel like I was the product.
March 6, 2018
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Google's new Files Go file manger is now out of beta, download it here
Interestingly enough, Google did not have a dedicated file manager for Android up until a few weeks ago, when we heard of Files Go, a new app that is designed to be used as a files hub for Android devices, but mostly intended for the new lightweight Android Go edition of the OS. At first, it was an unreleased beta, but with the release of the latter to developers and manufacturers earlier today, Files Go also escaped its "beta" constraints and is now available for just about everyone on the Play Store.
December 5, 2017
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Google's newest app aims to free up space on your Android phone
The app, called Files Go, suggests files to delete, backs files up to the cloud and lets you share them offline.
December 5, 2017
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Google's Phone app for Android now transcribes voicemail for T-Mobile customers
Pixel and Nexus smartphone owners on T-Mobile will now have an easier time determining whether a voicemail is worth listening to. The latest update for Google's Phone app adds "Google-powered voicemail transcriptions for T-Mobile USA customers."
February 26, 2018
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Google's Portrait Mode has been ported to most Android phones, including Samsung Galaxies with Exynos processors
While everyone out there is busy simulating large camera apertures and shallow depth of field by using two cameras and some crazy algorithms, Google did what it does best when it released the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and doubled down on the crazy algorithms, sans the multi-camera modules.
January 11, 2018
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Google's simple new app lets you draw white lines
Today, a bunch of app developers showed off their latest AR apps for Google's augmented reality platform, but Google didn't stay too still either.
March 20, 2018
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Google's Tez payments app now lets users handle their utility bills and more
Google's Tez payment service in India has gotten a major update that allows users to pay their utilities and other bills via the app.
February 19, 2018
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Google+'s Android app is getting a major update for the loyal few
A "brand new" version of Google+ is coming soon with a lot of changes under the hood.
February 6, 2018
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Government contractor claims it can unlock any iPhone
New reports today surfaced revealing that government organizations might have access to all iPhones currently on the market. A government contractor apparently figured out how to crack iOS 11.
February 26, 2018
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Grab and Samsung Sign MOU to Drive Digital Inclusion in Southeast Asia
Wide-ranging MOU to bring benefits of technology to millions across Southeast Asia
February 2, 2018
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Grab these iPhone and Android charger deals while they last
MyCharge, which makes excellent external battery chargers, is having a 40 percent off sale on all of its products sitewide.
January 3, 2018
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Grammarly spelling and grammar checking keyboard app is now available on Android
If you're an Android user looking for a solid proofreading tool, we have good news for you. Grammarly's keyboard app is finally available on Google Play.
December 14, 2017
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Grammarly virtual keyboard is now available on Android
Grammarly's virtual keyboard for Android is here to help make you a better writer.
December 13, 2017
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Graphene could charge your phone in 7 seconds
Graphene gets touted as a "wonder material" because of its unique properties. Here are five potential real-world uses.
March 15, 2018
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GrayKey Unlocking Box That Agencies Use to Hack into Latest iPhones -- Developed by Ex-Apple Engineer
Cellebrite may receive much of the attention when it comes to iPhone unlocking for the likes of the FBI, a new player known as GrayShift surfaced recently. Founded in 2016 and having fewer than 50 employees, the company doesn't appear to put its trust in marketing and restricts its website access to law enforcement officials.
March 15, 2018
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GrokStyle's visual search tech makes it into IKEA's Place AR app
GrokStyle's simple concept of "point your camera at a chair (or lamp, or table...) and find others like it for sale" attracted $2 million in funding last year, and the company has been putting that cash to work. And remarkably for a company trying to break into the home furnishing market, it landed furniture goliath IKEA as its first real customer; GrokStyle's point-and-search functionality is being added to the IKEA Place AR app.
March 16, 2018
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Growth in Android ransomware slows, but it's getting sneakier
While Android ransomware is still growing, it's doing so at a slower rate than at its peak in 2016. However, it is using sneaky new techniques to trick users.
February 15, 2018
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Guided Access feature stops people from swiping to "other" photos when showing them a picture on your iPhone
Worried about people creeping and swiping through your photos? Guided access is here to help!
December 6, 2017
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GungHo Online Entertainment announces digital card game Chrono Ma:Gia for smartphones
Several popular illustrators participating.
February 13, 2018
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Half right: Fighting iPads with Fire
Here's a thought exercise for you. See if you can guess which part of this headline the Macalope thinks is right and which part he thinks is a slow, leisurely drive through downtown Cuckoo Bananaville, population TechnoBuffalo's Justin Herrick.
February 15, 2018
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Hate the iPhone X 'notch'? This phone lets you choose
To notch or not to notch? Huawei P20 lets you turn it off.
March 27, 2018
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Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017
This year was a busy one for smartphone manufacturers, with major new handsets released from all the major players. Lest we forget, 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the so-called 'Smartphone Revolution' launched by the release of the original iPhone, with its cute little 2MP camera.
December 13, 2017
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Headphone adapter not working on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for some users
The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have seen a plethora of problems ever since the devices went on sale. Users have reported several issues, including screen burn-in, audio problems, camera results when used under LED Lighting, multi-touch problems and more.
December 19, 2017
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Headphones Gift Guide 2017
Like music to your ears.
December 19, 2017
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Hell freezes over as Apple confirms it's using Google servers to host iCloud data
Apple has acknowledged that it is using rival Google's server solutions to host iCloud data, CNBC reported a few hours ago. The evidence for this notion can be tracked all the way back to one of the latest iOS security documents which is available for just about anyone to read on Apple's site. The document now clearly states that Apple is storing encrypted chunks of user data that reportedly have no tidbits of information that could be traced back to individual iCloud users.
February 27, 2018
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Hello, Dixons Carphone? Yep, we're ringing from a 2015 handset. Profits down 60%, eh?
Store closures on the way? Did someone mention Brexit?
December 13, 2017
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Hello, Future? Apple And IBM Announce Strategic Initiative To Bring Watson Cognitive Computing To iOS Enterprise Applications
As our gadgets and software advance, it's getting harder to implement meaningful upgrades. It took Apple years to perfect Face ID, and even after this amount of time dedicated, Cupertino had trouble calibrating the iPhone X's True Depth camera sufficiently for production standards.
March 20, 2018
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Here are all of Google's new lightweight apps in Android Go: Slim versions aimed at emerging markets
Earlier today, Google announced Android 8.1 Oreo and also the lightweight, slim-sized Android Oreo Go version of the OS which aims to cater to entry-level devices with 1 or less gigabytes of RAM.
December 5, 2017
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Here are November's winners of the Honor/Huawei incentive program!
These are the lucky November winners of some cool Huawei/Honor swag.
December 14, 2017
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Here are our first photos taken with the Galaxy S9+
My initial take on what the pair of cameras can do.
March 2, 2018
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Here are some of the new emoji that might come to Android and iOS in 2018
A new set of emoji has been recently announced by Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of these symbols in all major operating systems, which are meant for adoption in 2018.
December 5, 2017
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Here are the new phones and trends from Mobile World Congress 2018
Couldn't make it to Barcelona? No worries. Here's what you need to see.
March 2, 2018
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Here are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in lilac purple
We're less than three weeks from the Galaxy S9 big unveil and a new set of pictures showing the flagship have just popped up online. The first press renders of the Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother, the S9+, revealed the black version of the smartphones.
February 5, 2018
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Here comes Pokemon Go's ARKit mode. Is your battery ready?
If you've got an iPhone 6S or newer, Pokemon hunting just got more interesting.
December 20, 2017
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Here is how to disable Bixby on the Galaxy S9
Bixby is Samsung's take on a smart assistant has access to in-depth phone features and settings that other assistants do not have, but it still needs a lot of work in terms of voice recognition and knowledge.
March 8, 2018
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Here Is the First Official OnePlus 6 Teaser From the Company
The first official teaser of the OnePlus 6 is finally here and while it does confirm the name of the official flagship, it also reveals that the phone could see an announcement very early this year.
April 02, 2018
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Here is the highly-anticipated 4G Nokia 3310, the only feature phone you'll need
It's no surprise that HMD Global wants to launch a 4G version of the Nokia 3310. Since the 2G model wouldn't work in all countries, HMD released the 3G Nokia 3310, which is available in the United States as well but to cover even more markets a 4G model is absolutely necessary.
December 28, 2017
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Here's a $159 iPhone X clone with a giant battery
The iPhone X knockoffs keep coming. Chinese company Oukitel has unveiled the U18, which features a similar silhouette to Apple's newest phone, complete with a notch. The back of the device looks nothing like Apple's phone, although it does have dual, vertically-stacked cameras. It also includes gesture controls (so congrats to Dan), and face unlocking.
February 5, 2018
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Here's all the games that support 120Hz on the Razer Phone
One of the biggest selling points of the Razer Phone is its "UltraMotion" display, which may not be the brightest one out there, or the most colorful, but it's capable of running at a refresh rate of 120Hz. This is a boon for gamers, in theory at least. However, in reality, the benefits of the high refresh rate display are lost on games that are not optimized for running at 120Hz.
January 5, 2018
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Here's all the official Galaxy S9/S9+ wallpapers in QHD+ resolutions!
After months of speculation and incessant leaks, Samsung's latest pair of flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, were finally made official yesterday at MWC. The two are impressive, to say the least, and you can learn everything you need to know about them by checking out our Galaxy S9/S9+ hands-on.
February 26, 2018
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Here's how much space you save when Galaxy S9 records 4K 60fps video in HEVC
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are some of the best video-recorders out there you can always carry with you, as they offer 4K 60fps footage and high-efficiency video codec to save it in, like Apple's latest iPhones.
March 20, 2018
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Here's how much the Galaxy S9 and S9+ could cost in India
If a recent leak is any indication, the Galaxy S9 series will start off at ₹62,500 ($965) in India.
February 27, 2018
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Here's how Pokemon Go's new AR+ mode works
This totally changes the way you play this game.
December 20, 2017
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Here's how to set an animated GIF or an MP4 video as a homescreen wallpaper (Android guide)
GIF files were introduced back in 1987 and they have played a small yet prominent part in the Internet subculture ever since. You've certainly come across such an image at least once during your web-browsing endeavors, and if you're sailing the virtual waters on a daily basis, you're probably stumbling upon loads of GIFs, MP4, and WebM (one of the standards that are supported with HTML5) images.
March 6, 2018
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Here's how to sync smart home gadgets using Google Assistant
"Ok, Google, sync my devices."
December 11, 2017
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Here's our first clear look at the Samsung Galaxy S9
Evan Blass shows off a picture and some new spec information for Samsung's flagship.
January 26, 2018
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Here's proof notifications don't have to suck
Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time.
February 23, 2018
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Here's PUBG Running On Mobile
It's out now on iOS and Android for free.
March 19, 2018
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Here's the real proof that Samsung will move from Galaxy A5 or A7 (2018), to A8 and A8+ naming
Samsung is heavily rumored to skip a step with its midrange Galaxy A line, going directly to an A8 and A8 Plus naming scheme, instead of sticking with A3, A5 or A7 (2018) model titles.
December 5, 2017
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Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S9 might look like next to the Galaxy S8
Earlier today, we saw what seem to be the first legit renders showing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. We're saying that these might be legit because they originate from Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who almost always provides correct details when it comes to unannounced smartphones.
January 26, 2018
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Here's what the Honor 7X cameras can do
We took a deep dive into the camera app on the Honor 7X, breaking down what each mode does and how you can be more creative with it.
December 6, 2017
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Here's what's new in Android P
Google has released the first developer preview of Android P, giving us a glimpse into the future of its mobile OS. There's a lot to explore in this latest version of Android, but just what can you expect -- apart from notch support, of course?
March 8, 2018
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Here's when the Galaxy Note 8 may get its Android 8 update
Samsung Turkey has posted the preliminary release dates for the Android 8.0 Oreo update for a bunch of devices, including the Galaxy Note 8. These dates could be a good indicator of when to expect the update to roll out throughout Europe and other international markets.
March 8, 2018
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Here's why T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T reps don't really push the iPhone X
If you think store reps are enjoying huge incentives to recommend this or other phone to you, that's obviously not the whole story, as a recent report by Chris Matyszczyk makes clear. Going around carrier stores, he couldn't find a single salesman pushing the iPhone X instead of other handsets, which was a bit unexpected given the price and eventual larger purchase commission that common sense would suggest.
December 11, 2017
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Here's why the OnePlus 6 may indeed sport in-display finger scanner
Hot on the heels of the newly announced Oppo R15 that gives us a hint how the eventual OnePlus 6 may end up looking like, now comes another trajectory to explore - its rumored in-display finger scanner.
March 19, 2018
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Here's why your older iPhone may get slower over time
One of the major annoyances in the tech world is when your device, be it a smartphone or a computer, gets slower and slower as time passes by.
December 11, 2017
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Hey Cortana, how fast do you run on iOS? After the latest update -- pretty fast!
So, you may or may not have forgotten that Microsoft's extra-smart Cortana is actually available for iOS and Android. The voice assistant was touted to be super-capable of holding conversation threads even before Google launched its Google Assistant publicly and is considered to be quite ahead of Siri still.
January 23, 2018
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"Hey Google" hotword is rolling out to Google Assistant on phones
Google Assistant on phones is currently activated by the "Ok Google" phrase, but owners of the Google Home have been able to engage the Assistant by also saying "Hey Google," which apparently many people prefer for some reason or another. Well, we're glad to report that the new hotword is now seeing a wider rollout, after it was made accessible to a limited number of users back in October.
December 18, 2017
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Hey Siri not working while using Waze? Here's why
If Hey Siri isn't working when you're in the Waze app, it's not Siri's fault.
December 18, 2017
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Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri
Refresh your memory of what Siri can do for you on your iPhone, iPad and HomePod with this list of useful commands.
March 8, 2018
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Hi There, 2020 Volvo V60: Swedish Wagon Leaks Ahead Of Its Geneva Debut
This gorgeous new midsize wagon is the V90's smaller brother, at least in design
February 16, 2018
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High-profile music exec Jimmy Iovine is said to be leaving Apple Music mid-year
The beats will go on.
January 5, 2018
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High-res Galaxy S9 and S9+ pictures explore every nook and cranny of the black and blue models
In case the leaked official press renders of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ the other day weren't enough for your viewing pleasure, the full high-res images of Samsung's upcoming spring flagships have now also leaked out.
February 22, 2018
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Hitcase's Crio case accepts magnetic lens attachments and accessories
It's undeniable that the smartphone camera has become an important part of most people's lives. While it used to be a backup for most, it has, over the past several years, evolved into most folks' primary camera - and for good reason. Though you might have a dedicated camera with you sometimes, you will most often carry your smartphone with you all the time. Furthermore, the quality has improved greatly in the past decade, with smaller improvements being made year after year.
February 22, 2018
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HiSilicon Kirin 970 - Android SoC Power & Performance Overview
Today I would say that there's only two truly vertically integrated mobile OEMs who have full control over their silicon: Apple and Huawei -- and of the two one could say Huawei is currently even more integrated due to in-house modem development.
January 22, 2018
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HMD Global Could Be Launching the Nokia 8110 With 4G Capability in the U.S.
HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8110 at the Mobile World Congress last month. The phone is expected to launch in the U.S. this summer and if you're wondering about the price tag, you can rest assure that is going to be one affordable piece of 4G-capable handsets because the device will retail in Europe for €89 this May so how expensive could it really get in the U.S?
March 6, 2018
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HMD Global trademarks the Asha brand, new smartphones incoming?
Finnish company HMD Global borrowed the Nokia brand to make smartphones and they're doing a pretty good job. However, that doesn't stop HMD from trying to do even better.
January 10, 2018
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Hold the pitchforks! 2 overlooked realities about Android upgrades
Yes, Android upgrades are a mess -- but in bemoaning the real problems, too many people ignore the broader realities around them.
March 15, 2018
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Homeland Security has detected phone spying devices in DC
The US government has publicly acknowledged for the first time there are tracking devices similar to Stingrays in the nation's capital.
April 03, 2018
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Honor 7X and EMUI 5.1: Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your new phone
With flagship-level build quality and an 18:9 display for just $200, the Honor 7X is bound to be a popular choice in the budget space. Many buyers will already be familiar with the included EMUI 5.1 software interface, but for first-time Honor users, it can feel like a completely new experience.
December 19, 2017
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Honor 7X gets Face Unlock, AR lens, more in new update
A new update has started rolling out for the Honor 7X. Arriving with build number B192, the software upgrade adds a couple of nice new features to the popular mid-ranger.
January 30, 2018
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Honor 7X not receiving push notifications? Here's how to fix it
If you're having problems with push notifications, this quick fix might help.
March 16, 2018
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Honor 7X tops Amazon's best seller list after only three days
The recently released Honor 7X is off to a great start after its launch on January 22nd. Three days after its release, the phone is the number one best seller on Amazon. It is the first Honor handset to feature the FullView Display with a high screen-to-body ratio over 77%.
January 25, 2018
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Honor 7X versus Honor 6X: Which should you buy?
A small difference in price for small differences in devices.
January 23, 2018
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Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 pick up Android 8.0 Oreo update
One of the leaders for mid-range Android phones is Honor, and while the company's latest devices include the Honor View 10 and Honor 7X, two of its older handsets -- the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 -- are now getting welcome upgrades to Android Oreo.
February 1, 2018
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Honor 8 won't be updated to Android Oreo
Honor is blaming "hardware and software limitations" for Oreo's no-show.
January 16, 2018
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Honor 9 Lite brings 5.65" Full View display and dual camera kits to the masses
Whew, finally a budget handset with the trendy 2:1 aspect ratio screen that is smaller than 6 inches! We kid, but there is a whole lot of unfulfilled demand for phones with elongated bodies and thin top and bottom bezel, aka the Full View/Vision and Infinity displays of this world that aren't of the 5.99" and up variety.
February 6, 2018
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Honor 9 Lite coming soon with dual-camera setup, Kirin 659 CPU
Honor made headlines in the last few days, as the Chinese company prepares to update some of its smartphones to Android Oreo. We're now bringing you more information about an unreleased device that's likely to be introduced very soon -- the Honor 9 Lite.
December 13, 2017
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Honor 9 Lite mid-range phone goes official with 18:9 display and Android Oreo
Honor 9 Lite was at the Chinese regulatory commission about a week ago, so today's announcement might not be a total surprise for some of you who've read our previous report. However, we now have more information on the phone's price and availability, in case you're considering buying one.
December 21, 2017
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Honor 9 Lite offers four cameras and 18:9 display for under $200
A sleeker, less powerful alternative to the regular Honor 9.
December 21, 2017
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Honor 9 Lite review: Making a strong case to be the budget king
On balance, this is one of the finest budget phones around right now.
February 20, 2018
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Honor confirms 9 smartphones will receive the EMUI 8.0 update
Honor has just announced that 9 smartphones will receive the new EMUI 8.0 in China. Among them, the Honor 8 is mentioned although an official confirmed the smartphone will not receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update.
January 23, 2018
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Honor Launches Honor 7X & V10
Today in the London launch event Honor launched its new Honor 7X and V10 smartphones for western markets. The 7X had already been released a couple of months ago in China but availability was limited to that area. The V10 had a more recent launch in China as well, however today we see the EMEA and Asia-Pacific launch of the 7X as well as the European launch of the V10.
December 5, 2017
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Honor Launches Red 7X For The US
Part of a minor announcement, Honor has launched a limited edition red version of the Honor 7X. The Honor 7X is an entry level smartphone sporting a 5.93" 18:9 FHD+ display and is powered by the Kirin 659 chipset. We've covered the Honor 7X launch and specifications in detail last month in case one needs a refresh on the technical of the phone.
February 6, 2018
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Honor Launches The Honor 9 Lite
Today Honor officially launches the Honor 9 Lite for western markets. The launch follows that of the Honor 7X and V10 last month which were the company's first models to sport 18:9 screen aspect ratios. The Honor 9 Lite follows the trend and also introduces itself as a slightly smaller 5.65" diameter variant.
February 6, 2018
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Honor phones coming to Latin America in 2018
Honor is targeting Latin American millennials.
December 20, 2017
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Honor V10 updated with Party Mode, network optimization feature
Honor V10 is getting a small update that adds two new features important to those who use their smartphones for entertainment more often than not. Yes, the V10 is getting a "Party Mode," but also a new optimization feature for the Game Suite app.
January 26, 2018
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Honor View 10 launches in the US - a cheaper alternative to Huawei Mate 10 Pro
First unveiled in the US in January, during CES 2018, the Honor View 10 smartphone is now available to pre-order, and should ship to customers stateside starting March 22. Like all other Honor phones released in the US, the View 10 (also styled View10) is offered only unlocked, being compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but not with CDMA/LTE carriers like Verizon and Sprint.
March 12, 2018
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Honor View 10 review: Huawei takes on OnePlus
The View 10 is Honor's most compelling US phone yet, but it's got tough competition
March 20, 2018
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Honor View 10 specs
The Honor View 10 has a packed spec sheet without flagship pricing.
December 28, 2017
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Honor View 10 unveiled to take on the OnePlus 5T with dual camera and big battery
Honor just unveiled the next installment in its acclaimed value-for-money line, fittingly dubbed the View 10. Abbreviated as V10 in China, the "View" in the title refers to the screen, as this is the first device in Honor's roster with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio, that makes handsets narrower and easier to operate with one hand, albeit a tad taller than a similar display diagonal in the traditional 16:9 ratio.
December 5, 2017
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Honor View 10 versus Honor 7X: Which phone is best for you?
Honor is catering to two different kinds of shoppers with these phones.
January 18, 2018
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Honor View 10 versus Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Battle of the beauties
The Honor View 10 and Mi Mix 2 are two of the best-looking affordable flagships around.
March 6, 2018
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Honor View 10: New update adds face recognition features
The Honor View 10 is one of our favorite affordable Android flagships right now, and it's just recently gotten a new update that makes it even more competitive.
February 5, 2018
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Honor's new smartphone has an AI processor and its own take on Apple's Animoji
The flagship View 10 and midrange 7X are revealed
December 5, 2017
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Horipad Ultimate versus SteelSeries Nimbus: Which Apple TV Game Controller Should You Buy?
When two controllers are so much alike, how do you figure out which one you should buy?
December 18, 2017
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How and where to replace your old, depreciated iPhone battery
Apple has confirmed that processors used in the iPhone 6, 7, and SE are intentionally slowed down by newer iOS updates to address aging lithium-ion batteries. The change is meant to reduce random shutdowns by throttling the phone's CPU, but that also leads to slower performance. While the slower performance might persuade some Apple users to switch over the latest iPhone, there's a more affordable fix -- simply switch out the battery.
December 21, 2017
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How answer calls on your iPhone instead of your Bluetooth speaker
Listening to tunes and your iPhone picks up on the speaker? Here's how to change your call audio routing.
December 5, 2017
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How Apple can make a foldable iPhone good
And no, the answer is not "a hinge."
March 26, 2018
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How Apple can use Google's simple strategy with Android P to make a better iOS 12
Update the system not the apps.
March 20, 2018
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How Apple slows down old iPhones
Under pressure, Apple calls its older device performance limit a 'feature'
December 21, 2017
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How are you liking Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8?
The waiting game is finally over.
March 20, 2018
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How are you liking Google's AR Stickers?
AR Stickers are a ton of fun -- just make sure you've got plenty of battery.
December 14, 2017
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How Bixby is Ushering in a More Connected Future
If you take a stroll through Samsung's CES 2018 booth, you'll notice that the connecting thread linking the wide range of Samsung products and services showcased at this year's event is "connection" itself.
January 10, 2018
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How C-Lab's AI Innovations Came to Be and What They'll Change
Three new C-lab projects will introduce new user experiences with AI technologies to change everyday life
March 6, 2018
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How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
An unlocked phone is the key to getting service from an alternative carrier.
December 6, 2017
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How do selfies affect nose surgeries?
You might've already experienced the following situation -- you've just taken a selfie, probably your best one in a while. You open the gallery to see your glorious face in full-scale, before posting it to the social media.
March 2, 2018
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How Google Improved Android Security In 2017
In a new post, Google recounted how it attempted to make two billion Android devices more secure in 2017.
March 15, 2018
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How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming
Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
March 20, 2018
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How has the Maya Principle influenced the smartphone market?
I have often wondered how some companies have succeeded where others have not. But when I discovered the Maya Principle, everything started to make sense. For some background, the Maya Principle (MAYA) stands for the Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable, and the term was coined by Raymond Loewy, who you might know as the creator of the Coca-Cola logo.
January 25, 2018
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How iPhone X changes things
What does Apple's iPhone X tell us about the next decade of smartphones and the way we will interact with them?
December 14, 2017
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How iPhone X's Portrait Lighting Feature Came to Be -- Behind the Scenes Look
Ever wondered how that wonderful Portrait Lighting feature works on the iPhone X? Apple's behind the scenes video gives us a glimpse.
February 22, 2018
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How many iPhone owners will upgrade their device this year?
According to some circulating rumors, we might be getting three iPhone models this year -- one bigger iPhone X (probably getting the Plus moniker), one slightly updated iPhone X, and a brand-new 6.1" iPhone, which might be the "budget" option Apple gives us. But will users even bother to get a new iPhone?
March 13, 2018
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How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone?
Phones aren't going to get any cheaper, but how much is too much?
February 23, 2018
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How Much Data Do You Need?
If you're signing up for a mobile phone contract then one of the most difficult decisions you have to make is what kind of data limit you need.
March 19, 2018
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How much iMac Pro memory do you need?
32, 64, or 128GB: Which memory configuration should you get for your iMac Pro?
December 20, 2017
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How much local storage do you use on your phone?
The constant battle of cloud versus local.
January 1, 2018
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How much slower is an iPhone with an old battery?
Back in iOS 10.2.1, Apple secretly added a controversial battery management feature. It was implemented to deliberately slow down your iPhone in case it had an old battery, preventing sudden shutdowns in the process. However, the feature was not publicly announced, and users were not happy when they finally discovered its existence in December last year.
March 6, 2018
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How old is your current phone?
We love tech -- that's why we are on this website, right? And we love reading about, trying out, and even owning all of the latest tech. We are pretty sure you do, too. But there is a world beyond our expensive hobbies and it often does not allow us to have the latest and greatest in toys. So, we hold our childish enthusiasm at bay and compromise.
January 16, 2018
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How Qualcomm and Microsoft are making PCs post-smartphone devices
Qualcomm's technology powers the smartphone industry. And Windows PCs rule the desktop. "Always Connected PCs" are where the two meet.
January 9, 2018
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How the Galaxy S9 marks a big coverage boost for T-Mobile
Samsung's latest flagship phone is one of the first to tap into new spectrum being deployed by the US carrier.
February 26, 2018
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How the iPhone Managed to Beat the Windows Phone, Explains Former Microsoft Executive
Windows Phone is a dead platform, with the iPhone and Android ruling the smartphone duopoly OS market share around the globe. For a software company like Microsoft, it can actually surprise industry pundits and experts on where the tech giant went wrong.
April 02, 2018
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How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets
Don't panic. Patch!
January 4, 2018
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How to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android phone
Android is all about customization.
February 20, 2018
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How to Adjust Graphics Settings of PUBG Mobile on iOS and Android for Better Performance
Lower the Graphics Settings on PUBG Mobile and Regain Those Lost Frames While on the Go -- Here's How You Do it
April 02, 2018
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How to (and why you should) leave reviews on the Google Play Store
Reminder: leaving an app store review is one of the easiest ways to support your favorite app developers.
February 13, 2018
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How to avoid buying a stolen iPhone
If you're looking to buy an iPhone from eBay or Craigslist, better make sure it's not stolen first.
January 15, 2018
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How to back up and restore text messages on Android
How do I back up and restore text messages on Android?
January 22, 2018
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How to back up your messages and media from WhatsApp on iPhone
To prevent losing all your WhatsApp data, you gotta back dat app up.
December 27, 2017
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How to backup photos and videos from your smartphone to a Synology NAS
It's easy to start backing up photos and videos from your smartphone to a Synology NAS. Here's how.
March 26, 2018
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How to Become Less Addicted to Your Phone, Which Is Now Smarter Than You
Last year will likely remembered for many things -- political turmoil, disastrous hurricanes, and the advent of cheap solar power among them. But the most enduring milestone may be that it was the year software finally became smarter than us. The programs we use are no longer simple servants, faithfully executing our commands. Instead, we've entered the era of apps that can program us.
January 22, 2018
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How to buy digital Nintendo Switch games from your phone
Curious as to how you can buy a Nintendo Switch game without your laptop or Switch? Here's how to buy it from your phone!
March 15, 2018
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How to buy the iPhone 7 unlocked
Looking to buy an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus unlocked? Here are your best options!
February 1, 2018
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How to capture and visualize photo depth in iOS 11
Registered developers can use the depth data in photos like those taken in Portrait Mode in their own apps. That means super-cool photo filters for the rest of us!
January 23, 2018
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How to change Siri's voice
Siri can be a "he" or a "she" and even speak with a different accent.
February 15, 2018
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How to change your emoji's skin tone on iPhone or iPad
If you don't want all your face, hand, and other emoji to be yellow, you can choose the skin tone you prefer right from the emoji keyboard!
December 14, 2017
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How to check how many battery cycles is your Apple iPhone battery on
Update: With the iOS 10.2.1 software update, Apple significantly slows down processor performance on the iPhone 6s and earlier models that have an old battery. With iOS 11.2, the same throttling is done to iPhone 7. If you want your device to go back to its normal running speeds, you need to change the old battery on it to a new one. Read on to understand how to know whether exactly how old your iPhone battery is.
December 19, 2017
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How to check the cellular signal strength of your Android device
Say what you want, but smartphones are all reliant on that pesky signal strength indicator on the status bar. You know, it's the one you normally don't pay much attention to, but once your Internet connectivity dies out, you immediately start praying to the gods of the cellular connectivity.
December 18, 2017
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How to check your iPhone's battery health and disable performance throttling (iOS 11.3)
Alright, alright! So, it turned out all those conspiracy theories about Apple slowing down old iPhones had some type of truth to them. Apparently, Apple put in a mechanism in iOS which would limit hardware performance if the phone's battery had deteriorated and was no longer capable of providing reliable power for the phone to function right.
February 9, 2018
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How to check your iPhone, iPad, and Macbook's battery health
The batteries that power your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook won't stay in tip-top shape forever; here's a neat way to check the health of your batteries.
December 19, 2017
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How to Completely Disable Bixby on the Galaxy S9
For all you Samsung Galaxy S8/S9 users out there wondering how to disable Bixby completely, look no further. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to completely get rid of Samsung's virtual assistant on your device.
March 20, 2018
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How to Configure Cloudflare DNS on iOS, macOS and tvOS
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April 03, 2018
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How to control Fortnite Battle Royale on iPhone
Curious how Fornite Battle Royale will play on the iPhone? Here's a list of all the controls to give you a sense of how to play!
March 15, 2018
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How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android
Forget Windows Phone: With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.
March 16, 2018
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How to create automations and scenes in the iOS Home app
If you've yet to set up scenes and automations in your smart home, you're not getting the full benefit of the smart products you're buying.
February 9, 2018
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How to Create GIFs Using the Camera on the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
While the Galaxy S9 and S9+ may run the same version of Android and Samsung's Experience UX as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, they come with several new functionalities that aren't available on the 2017 flagships.
March 23, 2018
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How to declutter your phone with Google Files Go
Files Go is an elegant solution to a long-standing problem on Android.
February 26, 2018
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How to disable notification dots on Android 8 Oreo
Notification badges have long been features of both iOS and certain Android launchers or manufacturer-made skins. It's the little circle, usually in red, that gets pinned on top of an app's icon to let you know that you've got unread notifications within said app.
December 6, 2017
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How to Downgrade iOS 11.3 to iOS 11.2.6 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
You Can Downgrade iOS 11.3 to iOS 11.2.6 Today if You Hurry Up -- Downgrade Impossible Once Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.2.6
April 02, 2018
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How to download Android One launcher with Google Feed on your phone
It's basically the Pixel 2 launcher with the search bar at the top.
January 15, 2018
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How to edit videos like a pro on your smartphone
Shooting video is one thing, but the time that's need to edit it is totally another, often requiring patience and a sense of storytelling to really produce something that'll be engaging to audiences.
February 20, 2018
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How to enable Control Center when your iPhone X is horizontal
Like to use your iPhone X in landscape mode but are having trouble finding Control Center? Here's your solution.
December 12, 2017
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How to Enable Dolby Atmos on Your Galaxy S9
The AKG tuned speakers on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is arguably one of the best right now and offer a crystal clear audio output. However, for reasons known only to Samsung, both the headphones and speakers don't perform at their peak potential.
March 26, 2018
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How to Enable the Floating Camera Button on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus
Over the past few years, Samsung has gone all-in on their camera game, and they're killing it. Apart from consistently producing one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, Samsung also gives their users multiple ways to shoot photos.
March 30, 2018
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How to enable swipe-down notifications on the Galaxy S9
Stop struggling to reach the top of your screen.
March 30, 2018
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How to exchange or repair your Apple product if you don't have an Apple store near you
No Apple store around for miles and miles? Here's how you can return, exchange, or get your Apple product repaired.
January 4, 2018
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How to factory reset an Android phone
How do I factory reset my Android phone?
February 1, 2018
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How to find a missing app in iOS 11
Apple changed how it shows app folders in Siri search results in iOS 11.
March 9, 2018
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How to find and remove 'Other' files from iPhone and iPad
The 'Other' category in iPhone and iPad's storage doesn't have to take up so much space.
December 14, 2017
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How to find the best wallpapers for Android
Wallpapers are the most basic personalization of a device.
January 2, 2018
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How to Fix Galaxy S7 Battery Life Problems
The Galaxy S7's battery is plenty big, but you still don't want to waste what you have.
January 30, 2018
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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 fades over time.
March 27, 2018
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How to fix Galaxy S9 battery life problems
Here's how you can maximize the battery life on your Galaxy S9 or S9+.
April 02, 2018
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How to fix iOS 11.3 and iPhone X battery life problems
How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11.3 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!
March 29, 2018
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How to fix the incorrect time on your Android phone
It's.. time... to learn how to fix your phone's wrong time.
February 23, 2018
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How to Fix Touch ID issues when your iPhone is charging
Why doesn't Touch ID unlock your iPhone when the device is charging? It could relate to many different issues, but we have a surefire way to solve one such problem.
January 10, 2018
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How to Force Dark Mode on Android Oreo Using Just an App
Dark Mode is something that many have been wanting in stock Android for a while. Unlike in LCD panels where the illumination is done by a backlight, OLED panels display colour by illuminating each pixel individually. We got a glimpse of Dark Mode with the Oreo 8.1 developer preview, but the feature never made it to the actual update.
March 2, 2018
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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!
December 18, 2017
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How to get a Team Rocket costume in Pokemon Go
Sometimes you've just gotta be the villain, you know?
February 15, 2018
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How to get custom text tones back on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 on Android Oreo
We can get dozens of text messages a day, so why not spice them up with custom tones for your loved ones?
April 02, 2018
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How to get free mobile hotspot from your Android phone
Certain carriers prevent customers from using the mobile hotspot feature, but this guide may help get around that restriction.
December 6, 2017
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How to get Pixel 2's portrait mode on the original Pixel, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X
Camera NX is a Google Camera mod that has previously brought neat Pixel 2 features, including HDR+ and zero shutter lag, to older Pixel and Nexus devices, and even some non-Google phones.
January 2, 2018
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How to get started with Apple Music on Android
Are you ready to cross the Android and Apple streams? Let's get the music started.
March 26, 2018
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How to get the best battery life out of your Galaxy S9 and S9+
Тhere isn't much for Samsung to brag about when it comes to battery life on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. They have the same battery capacity as their predecessors, and again fit squarely in the middle of the pack when it comes to endurance on a charge from flagships with QuadHD resolution displays.
March 23, 2018
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How to get the most bang for the buck when selling your old phone
Whenever it's time to buy a new phone, the experience is akin to a kid being inside of a candy store. You're itching to scope out all the shiny new phones that are out on the shelves, just waiting to gobble one of them up and paying for it before it's officially yours.
March 29, 2018
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How to hide your ex in the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
BOY (or girl) BYE: Here's how to hide your ex's dumb face from all of your photos.
January 10, 2018
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How to Install Android Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Snapdragon Only)
Samsung's update cycle this time around has been less than optimal, with several Galaxy S8 and S8+ users yet to receive a taste of Oreo. Things are much for Galaxy Note 8 users, who were doomed to wait even longer for an update.
March 5, 2018
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How to Install Official TWRP on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Android Operating system is its open source nature, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities. However, none of it is possible without, a custom recovery such as TWRP.
March 26, 2018
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How to Install the Mickey and Minnie Mouse AR Emojis on the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S9 released last week, and one of the features that it comes with is the support for AR Emoji. They let you create emojis that look like you and act like you using the front camera, although the results on the S9 and S9+ have been slightly underwhelming.
March 19, 2018
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How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps
Your guide to a new software ecosystem.
January 15, 2018
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How to lie to Facebook (and anyone else who might want your data)
Social engineering hacks are the way of the future. Don't let your data give a hacker an opening.
March 20, 2018
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How to make a DIY Qi wireless charging bag
You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a high-tech bag with a built-in wireless charger. Make one yourself!
December 13, 2017
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How to make your Apple Music profile private
Looking to exercise some control over who can see what's on your Apple Music profile? Here's how to make it more private.
February 5, 2018
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How to make your Galaxy S9's software look like a Pixel with a simple theme
A simple download is all it takes.
April 05, 2018
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How to make your old Android phone secure against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
What you can do to try and keep your data safe from prying eyes.
January 9, 2018
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How to make your phone look like a Galaxy S9
Say what you will about Samsung's TouchWiz software -- and I can say plenty -- it's a very distinctive look.
March 2, 2018
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How to prevent screen burn-in on the Pixel 2, LG V30, Note 8, and other Android phones with OLED displays (No root)
As more and more smartphone makers incorporate OLED displays into their products, one of the unfortunate realities of the tech is rearing its ugly head. We're talking about screen burn-in.
December 5, 2017
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How to properly secure your Android phone
Know how to use the tools you're given to keep your phone and your data secure.
January 10, 2018
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How to quickly delete and share screenshots on iPhone or iPad
iOS 11 has super-charged screenshots. Here's everything you can do with them -- and why it matters.
January 2, 2018
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How to rearrange, force quit, and delete apps on iPhone and iPad
Wanna clean up your Home screen? Here's how to move apps around, quit 'em, or just plain get rid of 'em!
December 28, 2017
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How to record calls on an iPhone
There's no way to record calls in iOS, but a third-party app could help!
December 12, 2017
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How to recover photos from a deceased loved one's Android phone
The death of a loved one is never easy. Here are some ways to recover their old photos and look back on the good times.
February 1, 2018
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How to repair your phone in a pinch
Throw together a quick fix.
March 30, 2018
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How to replace the back glass on the Samsung Galaxy S7
It might be tempting to get a new phone if you smash the back on your Galaxy S7. But it's a lot cheaper to just replace the glass yourself.
December 14, 2017
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How to return a lost phone to its owner
Do your good deed for the day.
January 26, 2018
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How to root the Google Pixel 2
Rooting your Pixel 2 doesn't have to be complicated, just follow these steps.
December 20, 2017
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How to secure your T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T account against phone number thefts
In the last few years, there has been a simmering identity theft fraud, where scammers get a hold on your personal details, including your phone number, and try to access bank and other payment accounts you might have associated with it.
February 9, 2018
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How to securely erase an iPhone in just 3 steps
Apple makes it relatively easy to wipe data from an iPhone, but there are several steps to consider before you erase everything. Here's what to do.
December 20, 2017
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How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps
Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.
December 20, 2017
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How to sell or trade in your old iPhone
You can get cash for your iPhone from buyback sites, trade it in to your wireless carrier for a credit on future bills, or even swap it for a gift card to Target, Best Buy, Amazon, or Walmart.
December 27, 2017
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How to sell your Galaxy S7 or S8 and upgrade to the Galaxy S9
Own a Samsung phone and want to upgrade to the Galaxy S9? Here's what to do.
February 19, 2018
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How to send invite codes to Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to wander into Fornite Battle Royale alone, send invite codes to friends so they can install the iOS version too!
March 16, 2018
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How to set and share reminders with Siri
"Hey Siri, add paper towels to the shopping list" is one of those things that makes you feel like you're living in the future.
March 19, 2018
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How to set Cortana in Microsoft Launcher as your default Android voice assistant
Want to use the new Cortana in Launcher for Android all the time? Here is how to do it.
February 27, 2018
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How to set up and use Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Face Unlock relies on the Redmi Note 5 Pro's front 20MP camera, unlocking the phone in just 500 milliseconds.
February 23, 2018
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How to set up and use Voicemail on iPhone
How do I check my voice messages on iPhone? It's in the Phone app!
March 12, 2018
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How to set up Xbox party chat on Android
Microsoft is pushing Party Chat to its mobile Xbox apps. Here's how to get up and running on Android.
December 19, 2017
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How to sign up for Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac
If you're getting a HomePod and want to join the Apple Music club, here's how to sign up.
February 9, 2018
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How to speed up Face ID unlocking on your iPhone X
Here are some ways that you can improve and speed up your experience with Face ID on the iPhone X.
January 16, 2018
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How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone
Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls
March 6, 2018
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How to stop Facebook from accessing your Microphone
Facebook has gone on record to state that it is not listening in on your conversations, but those coincidental ads seem really creepy. You can turn off the microphone.
March 8, 2018
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How to stop Facebook from tracking your location
Sure it's fun to 'Check in' on Facebook, but if you don't want to share your every move with Facebook, you might want to turn that feature off.
March 8, 2018
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How to stop third-party apps from using your Facebook data and protect your privacy
Facebook lets third-party apps abuse your private, personal data and the private, personal data of your friends. To stop it, you have to remove those apps from Facebook.
March 20, 2018
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How to stop your friends' Facebook apps from collecting your data
Your friends can share your information with apps and services on Facebook without your knowledge. Here's how to stop it.
March 20, 2018
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How to switch Apple IDs on your iPhone or iPad
You can switch iCloud accounts on your iPhone and iPad with just a few taps.
January 30, 2018
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How to take photos of fireworks with a smartphone camera (iPhone and Android tutorial)
Being a photographer in the late 19th century was a job much more dangerous than one might think. Dealing with chemicals was heavily involved, the most spectacular of them being flash powder -- the kind of stuff that was lit to illuminate low-light scenes, as you might have seen in movies from the silent era.
December 12, 2017
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How to test your smartphone's speed
And improve its performance.
February 20, 2018
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How to track, star, and delete messages with WhatsApp for Android
Sending messages is easy, but what do you with them after the fact?
February 8, 2018
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How to trade in your iPhone in the U.K.
If you want to get a shiny new iPhone then make your old one work for you and bring the cost down.
January 25, 2018
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How to Transfer AppleCare+ to a New Owner
If you're looking to buy or sell an Apple product, you can transfer your AppleCare protection plan to a new owner; here's how!
February 9, 2018
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How to transfer contacts to a new Android phone
New phone, who dis?
February 6, 2018
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How to turn any movie or GIF into a live wallpaper for your iPhone
Live wallpapers might not be as trendy as they used to be when Apple initially introduced its Live Photos feature along with the iPhone 6s. But in case you wanted to turn your favorite movie into a moving background for your handset -- there is an app for that.
February 5, 2018
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How to turn off Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8
This is the story of a button that's all too easy to mix up with the volume rocker
March 16, 2018
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How to type a request to Siri instead of speaking
Type to query is an awesome accessibility feature and perfect for when you can't talk back to Siri.
March 12, 2018
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How to use emoji on your iPhone or iPad
How do I use Emoji on my iPhone or iPad? Almost any app that uses your keyboard can use Emoji!
January 4, 2018
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How to use face unlock (trusted face) on the Google Pixel 2
A fingerprint sensor is both secure and fast, but sometimes you want other unlocking methods.
January 18, 2018
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How to use gestures to become an Android home screen expert
Gestures have been an iconic piece of the mobile computing experience since the beginning -- even without an icon.
March 19, 2018
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How to use Huawei Mate 10 Pro's AI-powered camera to shoot the best winter videos
The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series has it all -- a dual camera with an ultra-wide aperture on both lenses (one color, one monochrome), optical image stabilization, 4K recording, real-time scene adjustments and fast-moving object tracking, all courtesy of the first AI chipset with a dedicated NPU.
February 16, 2018
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How to use Mixer Create to stream iOS games to your audience
Microsoft's Mixer Create is out of beta but predictably on Apple's iOS devices, there are hoops to jump through.
December 13, 2017
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How to use parental controls to protect your iPhone
Apple already provides parental control Restrictions parents can use to limit their children's smartphone use. Here's what you need to know.
January 8, 2018
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How to use Portrait Mode on an older iPhone
Even if you have an iPhone that's a bit of a #throwback, you can still use Portrait Mode. Here's how!
January 11, 2018
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How to use Samsung's AR Emoji
With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Sammy chose to strike back at Apple's Animoji with its own animated avatars feature -- AR Emoji. It goes about things differently -- instead of creating 3D versions of popular emoji, like Apple did, Samsung's version asks you to take a selfie and then creates a virtual, cartoon version of you. Kind of like Bitmoji, though Sammy does it a bit better -- we'll get into that.
March 16, 2018
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How to use screen record on your iPhone to up your social media game
Screen recording is all the rage: here's how you can get the most use out of it on social media!
March 9, 2018
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How to use Skype for Business
Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.
March 19, 2018
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How to use Smart Lock to unlock your phone automatically
Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience -- keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked.
December 14, 2017
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How to use Spotify's radio magic to level up your personal playlists
We never want a good playlist to end, and with Playlist Radio, they never have to.
February 19, 2018
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How to use voice chat in PUBG Mobile
Talk to your squad and coordinate your plan to stay alive by using voice chat in PUBG Mobile.
March 20, 2018
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How to update the DNS settings on your iPhone
If you care about privacy and performance, changing your DNS settings may be something you should consider.
April 02, 2018
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How to watch video on your iPhone
Looking to watch some videos on your iPhone? Here's how!
January 15, 2018
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How will new iPhones manage power? Apple's response to senator raises questions
Apple is also exploring options for those who paid full price for new batteries.
February 6, 2018
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How will the Galaxy S9 compare to the Pixel 2?
The Pixel 2 will soon go head-to-head with Samsung's latest.
February 13, 2018
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How would you like to be a member of Instagram's new alpha program for Android users?
Being a member of Instagram's alpha program for Android users could be interesting. You will be among the first to test out new features and receive updates for the video sharing/messaging site.
December 19, 2017
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How's your LG G5 holding up?
Believe it or not, people are still happy with the G5.
January 4, 2018
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How's your LG G6 doing?
Here's how the G6 is holding up nine months later.
December 19, 2017
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HQ Trivia Android app finally exits beta
Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.
February 23, 2018
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HQ Trivia gives largest prize yet: $25,000, no sharing allowed
HQ Trivia, a live quiz game played twice a day on smartphones for, has always with one big caveat: cash prizes were split among several winners. Because of this and varying pot sizes, actual payouts have ranged from a few thousand dollars to a few cents.
March 12, 2018
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HQ Trivia had a weird night
HQ Trivia was removed from the App Store following a controversial ending to a $25K game on Sunday night, according to Business Insider.
March 19, 2018
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HQ Trivia officially launches UK version
HQ Trivia, the wildly popular smartphone quiz show game, is officially launching in the UK. A Blighty-specific version of the game quietly launched a couple of weeks ago, but it was unclear whether this was merely an experiment with providing region-specific content, or the company had plans to make a longer-term commitment.
January 22, 2018
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HQ Trivia: how to play, how to win, and how to make real money
Do you know the name of Napoleon's spouse? How about the number of moons known to orbit Saturn? What is the world's longest river? If you can answer all of these questions within 10 seconds, then HQ Trivia is a game made for you.
January 26, 2018
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HQ Trivia's first sponsored games roll out this week from Nike and Warner Bros.
HQ Trivia, the TV-style game show in an app, is starting to make money. The company this week is rolling out its first sponsored games, including a $3 million deal which includes sponsored games from Warner Bros., as well as a sponsored game from Nike, arriving today.
March 26, 2018
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HTC and Motorola don't slow down phones with old batteries like Apple does
Two of the biggest Android phone manufacturers - HTC and Motorola - have explicitly confirmed that they do not slow down the processor in their phones when the battery of the device gets old.
December 28, 2017
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HTC and Motorola say they don't slow old phones like Apple does
HTC and Motorola say they don't throttle their phones' processor speeds as their batteries age, something Apple last week acknowledged doing to prevent errors after iPhone owners documented slowdowns. In emails to The Verge, both companies said they do not employ similar practices with their smartphones. An HTC spokesperson said that designing phones to slow down their processor as their battery ages "is not something we do." A Motorola spokesperson said, "We do not throttle CPU performance based on older batteries."
December 28, 2017
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HTC apologizes for delaying Android 8.0 Oreo update for U11 in Europe
The US version of HTC U11 has already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo for more than a month now. Unfortunately, customers who bought the smartphone from other regions will have to wait a while longer for the update.
January 5, 2018
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HTC co-founder Cher Wang: 5G will lead to new shapes for smartphones
HTC co-founder and chairwoman Cher Wang made some interesting comments that were posted on the manufacturer's Instagram account today. Talking about the upcoming move to next-gen 5G connectivity, the executive stated that as 5G reduces the demand on these devices to provide computing power, the shape of a typical smartphone will change to "other forms" from the rectangle based design that handsets now offer.
March 9, 2018
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HTC confirms US layoffs and will combine its smartphone and VR divisions
HTC has laid off several employees from its US offices, as reported by Digital Trends and independently confirmed by The Verge. The job cuts followed HTC's president of smartphone and connected devices Chialin Chang's resignation last week.
February 23, 2018
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HTC Desire 12 and 12+ launch with 18:9 screens and glass designs
There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack
March 20, 2018
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HTC Desire 12 Plus rumored to come alongside the regular model
Last month, we reported about one of the smartphones that HTC plans to introduce in the not so distant future -- the Desire 12, a mid-range device that might not come alone. New information about HTC's upcoming lineup suggests a Plus version will be unveiled alongside the Desire 12.
March 2, 2018
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HTC Edge Launcher can now be triggered from the lock screen
HTC's making your squeezes more productive.
January 5, 2018
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HTC engineers officially join the Googleplex
Google closed its deal paying HTC $1.1 billion to hire engineers -- many of whom already worked on its Pixel phones -- and expand its Taiwan footprint.
January 30, 2018
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HTC had a really bad holiday quarter
HTC has recently sold 2,000 of its engineers towards Google to work on Pixel phones in a massive exchange of talent worth $2 billion, but what is actually happening with the company besides that?
March 26, 2018
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HTC has reportedly laid off up to 100 employees in the U.S.
The company's smartphone and VR teams are merging together.
February 23, 2018
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HTC merges VR and smartphone departments in the US, lays off employees in the process
HTC is definitely not in its best shape, but things seem to be getting even worse. Just a mere week after Chialin Chang resigned as president of HTC's smartphone business, the Taiwanese company has reportedly laid off a big part of its US team, leaving only employees responsible for the company's global affairs.
February 23, 2018
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HTC to launch fewer smartphones in 2018, including a mid-range version of U11+
HTC is having a hard time, especially after selling most of its mobile staff to Google. Even so, the Taiwanese company plans a comeback in the smartphone business, but that might not happen in 2018.
December 27, 2017
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HTC U Ultra finally starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update
It's been more than eight months since HTC promised the U Ultra will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, but that's not unusual. If you patiently waited for the update and kept the HTC U Ultra, your patience will be rewarded soon because the Taiwanese handset maker has just started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U Ultra.
March 9, 2018
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HTC U11 Eyes smartphone features a dual selfie camera with live bokeh
HTC has launched a new variant of its U11 smartphone called the HTC U11 Eyes, and it's built specifically for selfie takers (cue eye roll). The name "Eyes" refers to the handset's chief feature: dual front-facing cameras, which resemble a pair of eyes and bring features like live bokeh and post-focusing to selfies.
January 16, 2018
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HTC U11 EYEs unveiled with 18:9 display, dual front cameras, and 3930mAh battery
The U11 EYEs features the largest battery on an HTC smartphone yet.
January 15, 2018
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HTC U11 EYEs with dual front cameras and Face Unlock announced
HTC has unveiled the U11 EYEs mid-range smartphone which brings some of the flagship features from the U11+ at a cheaper price point.
January 15, 2018
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HTC U11 Life on T-Mobile getting 8.0 Oreo update
The HTC U11 Life isn't a perfect mid-ranger, but it's also far from the worst. There's quite a bit to like with the phone, and if you purchased one through T-Mobile in the United States, you'll soon be getting an update to Android 8.0 Oreo.
December 18, 2017
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HTC U11 Life starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update at T-Mobile
HTC kicked off the roll-out of Android Oreo for the U11 Life late last month, but the update was only available for unlocked units. Customers who bought carrier-branded smartphones usually have to wait a while longer for major Android OS updates, and the HTC U11 Life wasn't an exception.
December 18, 2017
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HTC U11 Life: Google tries to tame the midmarket
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December 20, 2017
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HTC U12 Flagship Specifications Leaked -- Facial Recognition and Beastly Internals Detailed
Even after Google snagged up HTC's smartphone division in the form of a $1.1 billion acquisition, it does not look like the company is going to stop producing smartphones for the foreseeable future, even though the financial future of the manufacturer looks very bleak.
March 5, 2018
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HTC U12 Plus leaks, showing off minimal bezels and dual cameras
Plus, a surprised robot face on the back
March 15, 2018
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HTC U12 Plus Renders Offer a Better Visual at the Company's Upcoming Flagship and Last Shot to Make or Break Itself
A lot of smartphone makers are struggling with business these days, but HTC takes the cake. The company has been through successive loss-making quarters, with those losses having registered themselves in two-digit figures now.
April 05, 2018
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HTC U12 render shows off display with hardly any bezels
Saying goodbye to the U11's circa-2015 bezels.
January 3, 2018
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HTC U12 render surfaces revealing very thin bezels, no front-facing fingerprint scanner
The HTC U11 was arguably the best flagship phone from HTC in some time. While it didn't feature the 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels that the competition sported, HTC made up for these oversights with the HTC U11+.
January 3, 2018
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HTC U12+ (Imagine) leaks out, shows off two dual cameras
While it recently sold an important part of its mobile division to Google, HTC is far from being done with building smartphones, and the company is expected to release a new flagship handset called HTC U12+.
March 15, 2018
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HTC U12+ to be the only high-end HTC phone of 2018, might be priced competitively
Last year, HTC released two high-end smartphones: the U11 (in May), and the U11+ (in November). Neither handset has attracted a significant number of customers, and perhaps that's why HTC is reportedly trying a different strategy this year.
March 23, 2018
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HTC U12: What we know about the 2018 flagship
The HTC U11 was one of 2017's most underrated phones, so you'd be a fool to let the U12 slip under your radar.
February 5, 2018
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HTC will skip the U12 and instead only release the U12+ in 2018
Things aren't looking good for HTC.
March 15, 2018
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HTC's December revenue declines 36% year-over-year; 2017 gross is the lowest in 13 years
December was another bad month for HTC, as the struggling manufacturer rang up sales of $4.02 billion NTD. Based on current exchange rates, that figure equates to $136 million USD. From November 2017, that is a 29% decline sequentially, and an even worse 36% decline year-over-year. For all of 2017, HTC took in $62.12 billion NTD. In U.S. currency, that amounts to $2.1 billion, the lowest annual revenue rung up by the company in 13 years.
January 8, 2018
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HTC's Edge Launcher getting new options
HTC introduced the Squeeze Edge feature with its U11 phone and expanded its functionality with the HTC U11+ in November 2017, and now it has pushed one more update that allows you to customize the Lazy Susan menu that pops up with the squeeze feature to your liking.
January 5, 2018
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HTC's new Desire 12 phones have humdrum specs but splashy colors
HTC has announced a new line of midrange smartphones called the Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. The phones are 5.5 inches and 6 inches, respectively, and their most notable feature is probably not any of the specs, but available colors, which, judging from photos, will include purple and gold.
March 20, 2018
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HTC's new selfie phone announced: dual front cameras, currently exclusive to China
HTC is no stranger to selfie-oriented smartphones. Back in the final months of 2014, it launched the HTC Desire Eye -- an upper-tier midranger that had identical 13 MP cameras on both front and back, each supported by their own dual-tone LED flash. With the flagship HTC 10, selfie fanatics got a different type of treat -- an OIS module for the front camera, making for less blurry shots and stable video for vlogging.
January 15, 2018
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HTC's U12 Plus flagship leaks ahead of May launch
VentureBeat's Evan Blass has shared an image of the upcoming HTC U12 Plus flagship that the Taiwanese hardware brand has been working on for a slated May unveiling.
March 16, 2018
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Huawei Bringing Smarter & Less Expensive Phones Thanks to the Latest Kirin 670 Specs Leak
As we expect our phones to do more with every passing year, companies like Huawei are finding ways to make devices smarter. For a time, only the high-end models we getting preferential treatment by featuring special chips called Neural Processing Units, or NPUs to carry out tasks in a smarter capacity but it looks like the Kirin 670 will also be able to carry this out once it is found in less expensive devices.
March 12, 2018
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Huawei compares the P20's camera to a DSLR in new promo videos
How many times have we seen this comparison before?
March 15, 2018
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Huawei confirms expansion in the US market, more details to be revealed at CES 2018
There has been much talk surrounding Huawei's expansion in the US market, especially since the Chinese company launched its latest flagship -- Mate 10. Apparently, Huawei is already in talks with major US carriers like AT&T and Verizon for the sale of the Mate 10 through their official sale channels.
December 18, 2017
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Huawei confirms its next phone is the P20 and will have three cameras
See mooore with AI.
February 23, 2018
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Huawei Continues to Rise in the Smartphone Business Despite Slumping in U.S. Market
Despite many obstacles, Huawei saw a rise of 28 percent in its profit in 2017. The Chinese manufacturer faces fierce competition at home too and a deal with AT&T was mired at the 11th hour because the U.S. issued security concerns. On top of that sales in America have declined amid Washington's plans of imposing higher import tariffs on Chinese tech products.
March 30, 2018
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Huawei Could Be the First Phone to Rival 3D Sensing Solution of iPhone X, but That Will Happen in 2019
Apple has a two-year lead in the 3D sensing camera solutions race and it will take until 2019 for an Android competitor to come up with a TrueDepth-like camera for advanced functionality. Huawei is determined to take on Apple's iPhone and is expected to come up with the first Android-based 3D sensing smartphone in 2019.
March 23, 2018
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Huawei Enjoy 7S to be known as Huawei PSmart outside of China
Last week, Huawei unveiled the Enjoy 7S smartphone. Today, some renders of the handset in both black and white appeared in multiple tweets disseminated by leak master Evan Blass.
December 28, 2017
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Huawei Had Fans Leave Over 100 Fake Reviews for the Mate 10 Pro
Huawei is forging ahead with plans to launch the Mate 10 Pro in the US after deals with AT&T and Verizon both fell through due to government pressure. The unlocked phone will cost about $800, which will be a tough sell when you can get a Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X on a payment plan from carriers.
February 13, 2018
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Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Honor 9 Lite: Four cameras and luxe design impress us so far
February 6, 2018
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Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with dual-camera setup and Android Oreo
In June, Huawei introduced the Honor 9 smartphone in Europe featuring high-end specifications with a £380 price tag. The company has a history of launching "lite" versions of its premium smartphones with trimmed down specifications and a budget-friendly price tag.
December 21, 2017
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Huawei Honor View 10 Preview: a Combo of the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
Huawei has just revealed two devices in London which aim to offer a special ratio of hardware specifications and price that is hard to resist: the Honor View 10 (also known as Honor V10 in China) and the Honor 7X. To be precise, the Honor View 10 will start at 499 euros in Europe (the 64 GB/4 GB memory model), while Honor 7X will start at just 200 euros.
December 11, 2017
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Huawei joins Android elite with pricey, nocturnal 40MP flagship
P20 and P20 Pro: The Notch that wants to be a Nokia Lumia 1020
March 27, 2018
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Huawei joins RCS movement by using Android Messages as default texting app
Google's convinced Huawei to adopt RCS; now it just needs to do the same with carriers.
January 18, 2018
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Huawei is expanding its Honor smartphones to Latin America
Today, Huawei announced that it will be bringing its Honor lineup of smartphones to Latin America, starting with the new Honor 7X and the upcoming Honor View 10. The range's expanded availability will begin in 2018.
December 20, 2017
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Huawei is working on an Alexa and Google Assistant competitor for China
It's called "HiAssistant", and it actually sounds fairly impressive.
March 6, 2018
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Huawei likely working on a low-end phone running Android 8.1 Oreo
While Huawei has penetrated the mid-range and high-end price segments of the smartphone market with the Mate 10 Lite and the Mate 10 Pro, for instance, it currently doesn't have a bet in the low-end race. However, that is likely to change in the future as the Chinese OEM is reportedly working on a budget device with a minimalist spec sheet.
March 20, 2018
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Huawei loses another carrier deal as spying fears impede its US growth
Following AT&T's lead, now Verizon has dropped plans to sell the Chinese phones.
January 30, 2018
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Huawei lost AT&T and Verizon due to political pressure, but gains Wonder Woman
China is pretty miffed that Huawei's deal with Verizon and AT&T to include the excellent Mate 10 line in their carrier roster fell through at the last minute, and is not mincing words about it.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro receive major optimization update, here are all the changes
Huawei has yet to penetrate the United States market, but after this year's fiasco that seems like an impossible mission for the Chinese handset maker. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro may be great devices, but it looks like US carriers don't want to sell them for various reasons (mostly political).
February 6, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Lite review:
How many cameras do you need? This phone gives you 4
January 3, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship Android smartphone finally coming to USA
When you think of elegant computers and devices, your mind probably goes to Apple, and rightfully so. After all, the iPhone-maker has long pioneered the concept of technology being more than just function. With Apple, exterior design is equally as important as the internals. The first iMac, for instance, showed that a computer could be more than a beige tower.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro now comes with free Motorola headphones, power bank
Earlier this week, most US retailers dropped the price of the recently-released Huawei Mate 10 Pro from $799.99 to $699.99. Now, retailer Newegg has an even better offer, throwing in two free gifts with the $699.99 phone.
March 20, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Honor View 10: Leica rock
It's Huawei or the highway.
February 9, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't be released via AT&T, new report claims
Huawei will officially announce its Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the US. Previous reports had it that the Mate 10 Pro would be released via AT&T, in an effort from Huawei to make its brand better known stateside, where the company's phones are far from being popular.
January 8, 2018
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Meet Your Next Smartphone
Huawei is one of the fastest-growing phone makers in the world, with a range of premium devices to suit even the most demanding of users. So if you are in the market for a new premium handset then Huawei's latest offering, the Mate 10 Pro more than merits a look!
January 9, 2018
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Huawei Mate 20, Honor 10, Nova 3 specs, release date leaked
Chinese manufacturer Huawei is due to to announce its 2018 smartphone lineup, and a spreadsheet leaked on the social network Weibo supposedly reaffirms this, along with a slew of specs and other numbers.
March 5, 2018
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Huawei Mate 20, Honor 10, Nova 3, and more rumored for 2018 launch
Following the launch of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro earlier this year, Huawei will take the stage once more on March 27 to introduce is P20 series. We already have a good idea of what to expect from that event, and thanks to a new rumor that's popped up, we could have a look into Huawei's other devices that are also scheduled for a 2018 release.
March 5, 2018
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Huawei may soon launch its first Android Oreo Go Edition phone, the Y5 Lite (2018)
One of the few major handset makers that did not bring any new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Huawei is set to launch its first Android Go Oreo Edition phone.
February 27, 2018
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Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus made their debut on the market two years ago, which means it's unclear whether or not Huawei will provide them with Android Oreo updates. The Chinese handset maker has been a mum on the matter while continuing to deliver Oreo to its newer top-tier smartphones.
March 13, 2018
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Huawei P11 may feature a camera that rivals Apple's TrueDepth system on the iPhone X
Earlier this month, a set of leaked promotional images allegedly related to the Huawei P11, revealed that the phone may feature a triple-lens camera setup with a monstrous resolution. After that, a report emerged, suggesting that Huawei's next flagship may also sport an iPhone X-style notch, which may also house a new tech similar to Apple's TrueDepth camera solution.
December 18, 2017
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Huawei P11 rumored to come with a 40MP main camera and 24MP selfie camera
Over the past few years, Huawei has focused a lot on the camera quality of its flagship devices, partnering with Leica to offer users with excellent photographic capabilities.
December 6, 2017
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Huawei P20 and P20 Plus leak shows one has dual camera, the other - a triple camera.
For a while now, Huawei has been teasing that its next flagship -- the Huawei P20 -- would have some sort of triple camera. It hasn't stated it outright, but when we see teasers like "See mOOOre with AI", our minds will automatically go to triple lens, right? The rumor mill has also toyed with the idea quite a lot, though, it's still unclear how Huawei would utilize the supposed triple-camera module.
February 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro prices in Europe leak
€679 for the P20, €899 for the P20 Pro
March 19, 2018
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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro specs
How do Huawei's latest handsets compare on paper?
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 Could Feature a Super Slow Motion Video Feature That Could Rival the Galaxy S9 and Xperia XZ2
Slow-motion video recording on smartphones is not a ground-breaking addition to the camera's arsenal. 4K video recording at 60 frames per second is certainly a leap forward, but so is the possibility of Super Slow Motion video recording. Being able to record footage at insanely high frame rates is only present on high-end devices and according to a video leak, the Huawei P20 might feature that.
March 19, 2018
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Huawei P20 invite hints at triple rear cameras as P20 Lite breaks cover
Huawei's upcoming P20 may offer a triple-lens rear camera setup.
February 8, 2018
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Huawei P20 leaks in the flesh with display notch and two cameras
There are a lot of phones being announced at MWC this week, but that doesn't stop the leak train from chugging along at full steam. Just about a month before it's set to be unveiled in Paris, the Huawei P20 has leaked in a completely revealing hands-on photo.
February 26, 2018
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Huawei P20 Plus Case Renders Reveal Improved Smartphone Photography Prowess Thanks to Three Rear-Mounted Lenses
The Huawei P20 Plus might finally usher the beginning of an era where we will be seeing tri-cam phone setups in the market. Here are a series of leaked images that reveal what the phablet-sized flagship will look like from both the front and back. To be honest, we're more concerned about the rear side of the P20 Plus will look like once it gets officially unveiled.
February 23, 2018
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Huawei P20 Plus leaks out in full: notch like on iPhone X and triple camera setup
Huawei's next flagship phone - the Huawei P20 Plus - has leaked out in detailed renders that show it from all sides, revealing an iPhone X like design with a notch and an innovative triple camera system.
February 9, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei's flagship phone, the P20 Pro has a 6.1" 1080x2244 (408 PPI) notch-type AMOLED display, a dual-glass metal frame body, Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128 MB of storage.
March 29, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro Features DxOMark Score Greater Than Any Other Smartphone To Date
Huawei announced its flagship P-series duo a few hours ago. While the smartphones feature major upgrades in terms of design and internals, there are some aspects that we just can't seem to shake off.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro has one of the most unique cameras we've ever seen in a smartphone
Dual cameras have been the rage these past two years, with more and more companies adding a second main shooter on their phones. With the P20 Pro, however, Huawei's gone for the triple kill.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro Surfaces On GeekBench; Scores 1921 In Single And 6729 In Multi Core Results, For A Disappointing Run
Well folks, things will definitely get more exciting in the flagship smartphone world. After a massive 2017, manufacturers are eager to take an early lead this year. Last year, all everyone could talk about was edge to edge displays, depth of field photographs and facial recognition. Now, that these features are a norm for high-end gadgets, it's increasingly difficult for companies to set themselves apart in the market.
March 20, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro to Feature a Massive Battery and 40MP Primary Camera Sensor at the Back
Huawei will unveil the P20 lineup during an event that is going to be held on March 27 and the big gun, P20 Pro will among that batch and sport impressive internals, including the highly-awaited awaited triple-camera system that we've heard so much about.
March 20, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro Triple Camera Smashes DxOMark High-Score Record
Huawei, which has been pushing the limits of what is possible with dual-camera smartphones with its P9 and P10 family, push things even further with its new triple-camera flagship the Mate P20 Pro.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 Pro triple-camera receives DxOMark score of 109, smashing the competition
There's no other way to put it: at least according to DxOMark, the Huawei P20 Pro is far and away the most capable smartphone camera on the market. In fact, with a score of 109, the world's first triple-cam smartphone ranks a full 10 points ahead of its nearest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S9.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei P20 to have a narrow, likely bezel-less 18.7:9 screen
Huawei is the world's third largest phone maker and it is preparing to unveil its new flagship - the rumored Huawei P20 - soon. Today, we see leaked benchmark results of the upcoming device that reveal one key detail about it: an 18.7:9 aspect ratio display. Put simply, this is a taller screen than the regular 16:9 displays of the near past and suggests that the phone will have an edge-to-edge, "bezel-less" screen.
January 11, 2018
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Huawei P20 variants and color options might have just been revealed
New information about Huawei's next flagship series has emerged. Reliable tipster Roland Quandt‏ recently took to Twitter to reveal details about the P20 lineup.
January 26, 2018
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Huawei P20: Rumors, specs, availability and more!
Whatever name it carries, the successor to the Huawei P10 should be a fascinating device.
December 18, 2017
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Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro All Shown in Latest Renders -- Last Phone Gets the High-End Triple-Camera Lens Upgrade
Huawei will be unveiling three high-end devices on March 27 and to help us get a better idea of what these smartphones might look like, the latest press renders have been shared by a very popular leakster.
March 8, 2018
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Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite: big leak brings even more official renders, colors, specs in tow
Huawei, the world's third largest phone maker, is about to introduce not one, not two, but three new phones in the near future, likely by the end of March.
March 12, 2018
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Huawei phones will use Android Messages by default
Huawei has announced that over the coming months, its Android devices will begin shipping with Android Messages which will give more users access to Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging. RCS messaging allows for features such as texting over Wi-Fi, rich media sharing, group chats, and typing indicators.
January 18, 2018
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Huawei reportedly plans US smartphone launch in 2018
The flagship Mate 10 will be the Chinese handset giant's first smartphone entry in the US, the Associated Press reports.
December 18, 2017
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Huawei says it's still committed to the U.S., in spite of, well, everything
A funny thing happened the last couple of times I was briefed on a Huawei flagship product: news was breaking about some major roadblock for the company's U.S. distribution plans.
March 30, 2018
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Huawei shares P20 triple-cam teaser videos
We are getting close to the launch of Huawei's upcoming flagship P20 smartphone on the 27th of March, and thanks to a number of leaks we're already fairly certain that the new device will come with triple cam setup, offering a total resolution of 40MP and a 5x optical/digital hybrid zoom.
March 13, 2018
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Huawei starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 for Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro
Huawei kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro about two months ago and promised the final version of the update would be launched very soon. It looks like today is the day Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro users are getting the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update.
December 6, 2017
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Huawei Teases Triple Camera Setup For The Upcoming P20; Smartphone Will Feature Impressive Zoom, Light Capture
As we head down March, some very impressive smartphones are headed our way. Both, Huawei's P20 lineup and Xiaomi's Mix 2s will bring some very impressive features to the market. For the former, we will finally witness a unique triple camera setup.
March 13, 2018
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Huawei to enter the US market with Mate 10 Pro on AT&T, negotiating with Verizon as well
Huawei's Mate 10 and 10 Pro are two of the best Android phones announced this season, and the company is apparently preparing to use their design and hardware chops to enter the USmarket for real at long last. Citing Huawei Korea, local media is reporting today that Huawei will be announcing the Mate 10 Pro (or Mate 10, it's not exactly clear from the translation) for AT&T very soon, perhaps in a few week's time at the CES 2018 expo in the beginning of January.
December 12, 2017
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Huawei trolls Samsung and Apple with P20 ad trucks
Huawei may be in hot water on this side of the pond, but it is still the world's third-largest phone maker after Apple and Samsung, and is taking its direct marketing efforts to the nine overseas. In the UK, for instance, Huawei has embarked on a promo blitz on the cusp of unveiling its latest flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro.
March 23, 2018
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Huawei unveils the affordable Y7 Prime 2018 with FullView screen and dual rear cameras
Hot on the heels of the camera-centric P20 and P20 Pro, Huawei quietly unveils yet another budget device with an 18:9 display and dual cameras. Following a familiar formula, set by the Honor 7X, 7C, and the Huawei P Smart, the Y7 Prime 2018 offers some of the bells and whistles of more expensive smartphones, at a much lower price.
March 29, 2018
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Huawei unveils the P20 Pro with triple camera and large 1/1.7-inch image sensor
Huawei has just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone: the P20 Pro. And just as the rumors and leaks that have been floating around the Web for weeks predicted, the new model is the first smartphone to feature a triple camera setup.
March 27, 2018
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Huawei used its Mate 10 Pro to power a driverless car
Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is one heck of an Android phone, and while Huawei was hoping U.S. carrier availability would get more people to pay attention to it, these plans were ultimately thwarted. Now, just in time for this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei's kicking things up a notch by announcing it was able to use the Mate 10 Pro to turn a Porsche Panamera into a driverless car.
February 22, 2018
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Huawei will preload Android Messages on its Android smartphones
After you've used a messaging app, it's hard to go back to SMS. You can't share files, get read receipts, group chats or share emoji. It's archaic, but the good news is that there is an alternative.
January 18, 2018
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Huawei will sell Mate 10 Pro in the US online after AT&T calls off deal
Huawei was widely expected to announce its first flagship smartphone partnership with a major US carrier at CES this week, but AT&T pulled out of the deal -- possibly for political reasons -- at the eleventh hour. If you live in America and do really want the Mate 10 Pro, though, you will at least be able to buy it online this spring through Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei Y7 (2018) leaked press render shows off yet another upcoming 18:9 smartphone
We reported over the weekend about a mid-range Huawei smartphone with more than decent specs, which will soon make it debut on the market -- the Y9 (2018). Today, its smaller and possibly slightly cheaper brother -- Huawei Y7 (2018) made headlines, although the information doesn't really come from the Chinese handset maker.
March 12, 2018
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Huawei: Rumors of spying are "groundless speculation"; company shipped 153 million phones in 2017
Huawei CEO Richard Yu has said that the company's goal is to leap frog over Apple and Samsung to become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. To help it achieve that goal, the company hoped to partner with the two largest U.S. wireless operators.
March 30, 2018
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Huawei's 2018 roadmap may have just leaked, includes four Honor and three P series phones
Usually, we kind of know what high profile smartphones companies like Apple, Google, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony plan to launch each year. The only things left to determine is their final design and the new stuff they bring to the table.
December 26, 2017
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Huawei's also selling a $1,225 Porsche-branded Mate 10
Richard Yu really tried to stick it to Apple at today's CES keynote. The Huawei Consumer CEO favorably compared the company's new flagship Mate 10 Pro to the iPhone X, discussing all the ways in which their device surpasses Apple's. Thanks to a partnership with Porsche Design, the company can now add extravagance to that list.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei's folding phone patent shows how a phone turns into a tablet and vice versa
Last October, Huawei CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company has a working foldable phone that could be released in 2018. The timing of that comment is important, because just one month prior to Yu's statement Huawei filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent was published today by that organization, and includes images of what Huawei has in mind.
March 30, 2018
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Huawei's Mate 9 begins update to Android 8.0 Oreo
There is no doubt about it; Android has a problem when it comes to updates. While it has been persistent for years now, it has become even more alarming in recent times, with the latest data showing that only 0.3% of devices are on Google's Android 8.0 Oreo a few months after release.
December 6, 2017
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Huawei's next flagship phone could have a triple-camera system
'See mooore with AI'
February 8, 2018
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Huawei's next P-series phone will be called the P20
Could this updated name hint at a large upgrade over the P10?
January 26, 2018
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Huawei's P20 is a shiny, extravagant phone
Why stop at two when you can have three cameras
March 27, 2018
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Huawei's P20 Pro smartphone has three rear-facing cameras--here's what each one does
It sounds like a gimmick, but each one actually plays a specific role
March 27, 2018
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Huawei's Phone Deal With AT&T Reportedly Killed On Account of Politics
The last few years have been good to Huawei as it grew to surpass Apple, becoming the world's second largest smartphone vendor behind Samsung. It's done it all without any substantial presence in the US market.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei's proprietary app store gets a worldwide release
Huawei is a behemoth in the mobile world, second only to Samsung and Apple, but up until now, it didn't have a globally available, in-house app store. Its AppGallery storefront, a counterpart to Samsung's Galaxy Apps, was available only in China, but Huawei has нов opted to bring AppGallery to other countries as well.
April 05, 2018
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Huawei's RoadReader lets a phone power a driverless car
The demonstration is all about showing off Huawei's Mate 10 AI.
February 23, 2018
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Huawei's uphill battle for brand recognition
There's a lot to say about a product that's instantly recognizable to consumers, especially when there's no description whatsoever to indicate who it's from or what it is. Somehow, people just know, which goes to show the magical powers of having strong brand recognition.
March 23, 2018
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Huawei's US distribution plans are thwarted again as AT&T reportedly backs out of a deal
Huawei's CES press conference isn't until later today, but the company's already having a rough time of it. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, AT&T has backed out of a deal with the Chinese smartphone maker -- the latest in a series of setbacks as the company attempts to gain a foothold in the U.S.
January 9, 2018
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Huawei, Asus embrace the smartphone notch
The notch is here to stay. Two upcoming phones are reported to sport the awful, disgusting notch at the top of the screen. Huawei and Asus are following Apple and Essential down the notch hole.
February 26, 2018
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Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo have big plans for overseas territories
China's biggest smartphone brands appear to be preparing a big push in overseas territories. The likes of Huawei have made no secret of their plans to one day become the largest smartphone maker worldwide, while competitors such as OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi are also pursuing bigger shipment volumes. And, according to sources, it appears overseas markets are key to all brands' growth strategies in 2018.
April 05, 2018
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Hundreds of Android and iOS apps use your mic to check what TV shows you are watching
Advertisers are keen for their ads to be seen, that goes without saying. But it's more important to be seen by the right people, hence the explosion in targeted advertising. Social media is a great way to gather massive amounts of data about people and deliver ads accordingly, but some mobile games take things further.
January 2, 2018
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Hundreds of fake Android apps have a hidden Coinhive miner
The Bitcoin bubble means there is a massive interest in cryptocurrencies, particularly from those looking for an easy way to make a quick buck. It's also led to secretive mining tools making use of people's CPUs without their knowledge, mining for profitable cryptocurrency for persons unknown.
January 8, 2018
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I enjoy the Galaxy S9+ despite its software, not because of it -- and that's a problem for Samsung
Samsung needs a true re-thinking of its software strategy.
March 30, 2018
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I refuse to switch to an iPhone or Galaxy because of this phone
In the past few months I have been switching phones on almost a weekly basis: from reviews to curiosity, I have used anything and everything, from an Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 XL to more obscure phones.
April 05, 2018
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I tried the first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor
And it felt uncannily natural
January 9, 2018
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I use my phone in the shower -- don't judge, just listen
This isn't some weird phone addiction thing, I promise.
March 2, 2018
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I went all-in on wireless charging and it's been great
It isn't for everybody, but I don't want to go back to a wired world.
April 02, 2018
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IDC: Pixel shipments surge, Essential phone lags in 2017
A couple of tweets from IDC''s research director Francisco Jeronimo, revealed that Google doubled the number of Pixel handsets it shipped last year to 3.9 million handsets. That is a strong performance on an annual basis, but the Pixel made up just a small percentage of the global market. In fact, it is less than 1%.
February 12, 2018
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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 Nokia and BlackBerry had a baby: mystery phone could be a Nokia with a keyboard
A couple of days ago, eagle-eyed fans spotted a mystery Nokia phone (named TA-1047) passing FCC certification. However, the details are extremely vague and we only know that the device that was cleared comes with dual SIM support, Bluetooth 4.2, support for LTE bands 5, 7, and 38, and an FM radio antenna.
December 18, 2017
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If the iPhone SE 2 happens, it could be manufactured in India
The iPhone SE 2 is a device engulfed in mystery. Nothing has been made official yet, not even the device itself and all we know thus far is based on leaks and rumors. Speaking of the latter, here's the latest rumor regarding the iPhone SE 2 -- if it ever exists, it could be manufactured and assembled in India.
March 23, 2018
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If you love Action Launcher, you should check out the Supporter Program
Good apps take time to develop, and good developers deserve to have that time rewarded.
December 5, 2017
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If you want to stream HD Netflix on your OnePlus 5/5T, you'll need to mail it off for an update
Software updates offer a quick and easy way to bolt new features and options onto apps and operating systems -- or at least in theory. If you like the idea of streaming HD Netflix content on your OnePlus 5 or 5T, you'll probably be pleased to hear that there's an update available that brings this very feature to your phone.
February 26, 2018
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iFixit has some close-up photos of the Galaxy S9's aperture blades
The only things that actually move on a modern smartphone these days are the silencing switch, the lock button, a volume rocker, and (if you're lucky) a dedicated button for Bixby.
March 12, 2018
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iFixit teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus difficult to repair, shows dual-blade aperture
The team at iFixit.com has taken apart Samsung's brand new Galaxy S9 Plus flagship smartphone and given it a pretty low repairability score of 4/10 points. The testers liked the fact that many components are modular and can be replaced independently, but found accessing the battery to be an unnecessary challenge.
March 12, 2018
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IHS: flexible OLED revenues tripled in 2017 to reach $12 billion
IHS Markit says that flexible AMOLED shipments more than tripled in 2017, and revenues reached $12 billion (up from $3.5 billion in 2016). Rigid OLED revenues decreased by 14%. In 2018 flexible OLED revenues will reach around $23 billion, and rigid OLEDs will also increase slightly to about $11 billion.
February 27, 2018
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Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X
Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.
January 11, 2018
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iMessage: 5 changes we'd like to see in iOS 12
Is a good search tool too much to ask for?
March 15, 2018
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In First OLED-to-OLED Test, Samsung Snatches 'Best Display' From the iPhone X
Modern phones have matured to the point that there's often relatively little performance difference between high-end devices. Visual technologies, like display or camera quality, are another matter, particularly when you factor in subtleties of color accuracy and battery life.
March 2, 2018
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In late-breaking photo leak, Galaxy S9 bares it all
Get one last sneak peek at Samsung's flagship before it launches next week.
February 19, 2018
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In OLED Burn-In Tests, iPhone X Beat Samsung
Apple may have been late to the show when it came to adopting OLED displays, but recent tests show that they may have improved upon a key aspect of OLED displays. Recent tests carried out by the Korean website Cetizen shows that the iPhone X performs better in burn-in tests than Samsung's Galaxy S7 or Note 8 devices.
January 4, 2018
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In the fourth quarter, Nokia rose again with 4.4 million sales
In the fourth quarter, it rose again. The resurrection of the former king of the mobile world is well underway, as the Nokia-branded phones manufactured by HMD Global have already racked up more than 4.4 million sales in Q4 2017.
February 13, 2018
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In-display finger scanners do work with protectors, so what's up with the Note 9?
While Samsung reportedly ran out of time to implement in-display finger scanner on the Galaxy S8, and, now, the Galaxy S9, one could reasonably expect that the Note 9 would be the high-end gear that this type of unobtrusive fingerprint recognition technology would make a cameo in.
March 12, 2018
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In-display fingerprint sensors to be a growing trend in 2018, says report
At the same time that Apple is doubling down on its Face ID facial recognition technology as its biometric authentication system of choice, Android manufacturers are looking elsewhere at promising developments in under-display fingerprint sensing technology as their next big leap in biometric authentication.
January 16, 2018
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Increasing iPhone Prices Will Spell Trouble for Apple in the Future, Claims Analyst
Lots of people are still not sold on a $999 iPhone X and according to a piece of paper, Apple could be heading towards trouble if it is unable to contain the pricing of its devices.
March 20, 2018
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Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options
Implies search for solution was half-hearted to permit critical lawsuit
March 27, 2018
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Insect-Like Robot Learns to Adjust Its Walk On the Fly
Robots already walk like insects. Soon they'll be able to think like them, too.
March 12, 2018
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Inside Google's plan to make the whole web as fast as AMP
Can the most contentious piece of the web form the basis of a new standard?
March 8, 2018
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Insidious schemes: Apple has them
Apple recently apologized for throttling older iPhones so they wouldn't unexpectedly shut down but if you read between the lines their agenda couldn't be more clear.
January 4, 2018
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Insta360 Nano S turns your iPhone into a 360-degree camera
A new 360-degree camera for the iPhone promises ease of use and very good quality of 360 photos, videos, as well as a few other fun effects.
January 8, 2018
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Insta360 unveils new, 4K capable Nano S 360-degree camera for iPhone
Insta360 is a company known for its affordable, consumer 360-degree camera dongles. The Insta360 One and Air are its current models for iPhone and Android, respectively, but the camera started out with the iPhone-only Nano in 2016.
January 8, 2018
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Instagram's Android app gets 'add a comment' button in main feed
Now you can tell your aunt how cute her cat is even faster.
December 21, 2017
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Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp get better photos on the Pixel 2
Google's computational photography special sauce is open to any app on the Pixel 2.
February 6, 2018
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Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models
Android 8.1 activated the Pixel Visual Core feature, enhancing the images taken with the already highly regarded cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while the update also brought a security update with it, the new build created a little problem of its own.
January 5, 2018
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Instant Apps are Google's latest play to woo game developers to its services
On Android, you can play some games with just a link; no install necessary
March 19, 2018
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Instant Progressive Web Apps
Allowing your web application to function as a PWA is an increasingly important factor in the application's success. Learn how to easily convert your app into a PWA.
February 1, 2018
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Insubstantial contributions: The iPhone X's failure to dominate
Turns out not literally everyone wanted to buy the $1,000 phone.
January 25, 2018
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Insufficiently good: The bad news about the iPhone X
Tim Cook. You remember that guy? Turns out--who knew?--he's still running Apple. Can you even believe that?
February 8, 2018
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Intel Inside: Apple's Next iPhone May Ditch Qualcomm Altogether
For the past two product cycles, Apple has dual-sourced the modem inside the iPhone from two companies: Intel and Qualcomm. The decision to do so followed an extensive period in which only one company, Qualcomm, provided the silicon (Qualcomm paid Apple to only use its own modems from 2011 to 2016).
February 6, 2018
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Intel, Microsoft Deal With Widespread Computer-Chip Weakness
The world's biggest chipmakers and software companies, including Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp., are coming to grips with a vulnerability that leaves vast numbers of computers and smartphones susceptible to hacking and performance slowdowns.
January 4, 2018
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Interest in Apple's new iPhones near all-time lows at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint
Armed with quarterly customer survey reports it's been doing since 2013, research firm Cowen sounds the alarm on iPhone sales going forward, based on its latest Q4 questionnaire. It probed Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers, in the all-important postpaid cohort, and just 80.5% of iPhone owners there indicate that they will be getting another one when upgrade time comes.
January 22, 2018
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Interview: Khronos brings Vulkan applications to Macs, iPhones, iPads
Khronos introduced new open-source tools to port Vulkan applications to Apple's platforms. In this Q&A, Khronos Group President Neil Trevett explains the project and why it matters.
February 26, 2018
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Investors in Apple want the company to limit the amount of time kids spend on the iPhone
Some Hedge Funds and retirement plans have made a fortune by purchasing Apple's shares. Despite relying on Apple to continue selling huge numbers of iPhone units to keep the stock moving forward, some of these funds are asking Apple to come up with some software that will allow parents to lower the amount of time that their kids spend using the device.
January 8, 2018
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InvisibleShield's new Glass Curve Elite screen protector may be the best thing that happened to your Galaxy S8 or Note 8
Curved glass protectors are a pain to get right, and most of them, even from reputable brands, are a tradeoff when it comes to side touch functionality or aesthetics. Enter InvisibleShield's new Glass Curve Elite series for handsets with flexible OLED displays that are sloping to the sides, such as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8. The brand's previous curved protector efforts were as good as anyone else's, barring those that have to be installed using ultraviolet baking.
January 10, 2018
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iOS 11 bugs are so common they now appear in Apple ads
Blink and you'll miss it
March 16, 2018
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iOS 11 installation rate reaches 59 percent, adoption lagging behind older versions
iOS 11, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, is now installed on 59% of iOS devices. The latest information comes from statistics that were shared on Apple's App Store support page for developers.
December 6, 2017
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iOS 11.3 App Store will finally let you sort app reviews
The Apple App Store has had reviews of the different apps for years now. And that's a useful thing -- especially if you are considering whether to buy an app -- it lets you get the opinions of other users before making the "Buy it now" decision. But it's very easy for a comments and ratings section to get cluttered with either unhelpful, generic, or just very repetitive opinions.
January 26, 2018
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iOS 11.3 Battery Health and Performance Throttling: what is it exactly?
One of the biggest new features in iOS 11.3 is a more advanced long-term battery health monitoring and the option to disable performance throttling, but how do you use these features and what do the numbers there mean?
March 30, 2018
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iOS 11.3: here is a full changelog and all compatible devices
Starting today, you can download iOS 11.3 for your iOS devices and get all the new features that come with it: the new battery health info, ARKit with support for vertical surfaces, business chat and health records in the US, and other improvements.
March 30, 2018
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iOS 12: Animoji in FaceTime, deeper Siri integration, DND improvements
We might have to wait to get a redesigned home screen.
February 12, 2018
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iOS 12: Fewer new features with focus on quality and performance
We might have to wait to get a redesigned home screen.
January 30, 2018
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iOS and macOS updates available now address Spectre vulnerabilities
iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 are free updates you want to install.
January 8, 2018
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iOS gaming: A year in review
The good, the bad, and the superb! Let's take a look back at all the iOS games we reviewed in 2017.
December 28, 2017
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iOS versus Android: When it comes to brand loyalty, Android wins
Android smartphone and tablet owners tend to be slightly more loyal to their brand than do Apple iOS device users.
March 9, 2018
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iPhone 7 Plus was almost China's top-selling phone in 2017
Apple, the only foreign phone maker to hit China's top 10 list, was beaten to the top spot by Oppo's R9S.
January 16, 2018
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iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung
Even though smartphone sales dipped in 2017, Apple's iPhone 8 and X models pushed past Samsung handsets for only the second time ever. But for enterprises, iPhone prices could be a hurdle.
February 2, 2018
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iPhone 8 and X ranked as 2nd and 3rd most searched terms in 2017
Google showed us what people around the world are searching for in its annual "Year in Search" blog post.
December 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 (not X) is the world's most popular piece of tech on Google in 2017
While all the talk around the this year's iPhone lineup initially focused on the X and its unusual notch, Google has revealed that, contrary to the hype, iPhone 8 was the most searched piece of tech across the globe during 2017.
December 13, 2017
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iPhone 11 and iPhone X Plus: All the rumors on specs, price, release date
2018 iPhone models are rumored to include super-sized and lower-priced versions.
March 13, 2018
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iPhone 2018 rumors: 6.1-inch model to sport a single rear camera and lose 3D touch
The iPhone X still has that new phone smell, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
January 23, 2018
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iPhone 2018 rumors: 6.5-inch model to feature largest screen on an iPhone
The iPhone X still has that new phone smell, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
February 26, 2018
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iPhone 2018 rumors: LG Display to supply 6.5-inch OLED display
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
January 3, 2018
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iPhone addiction? You ain't seen nothing yet ...
iPhones and other smartphones truly are addictive, and we're spending more time staring at them than ever before.
January 18, 2018
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iPhone battery replacement waits are shortening, analyst says
Some good news if you're hoping to swap out your iPhone's battery now that Apple has slashed prices on replacements: the wait time to get a new one appears to be dropping. As reported by Business Insider, a Barclays analyst says that the waiting period to get a new battery has dropped from an average of four weeks back in January to an average of two weeks today. The maximum wait had also fallen, dropping from six weeks to four and a half, likely depending on phone model and location.
February 8, 2018
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iPhone beaten in performance race by 1970's Apple II and other even older computers (and a mechanical calculator)
It's a fact that today's mobile phones boast way more computing power than the systems used by NASA to put a man on the moon in the 1960s.
February 19, 2018
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iPhone fixation: It's all on Apple
The Macalope is, of course, talking about the members of the tech punditry corps, who only ever look at the iPhone whenever there's a problem.
January 18, 2018
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iPhone or iPad unexpectedly switches to Lost Mode? Reset your iCloud password
A macOS pseudo-ransomware attack from September 2017 that could also be used to irritate iOS users may continue to plague Apple users. Macworld reader Richard says one morning he found his iPhone and iPad locked in Lost Mode. He was unable to regain access, and had to use Apple's recovery process to verify his identity.
January 8, 2018
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iPhone owners explain why they didn't upgrade to iPhone X
Commentary: In a note from a Piper Jaffray analyst, many say they're happy with their current phones.
March 5, 2018
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iPhone owners who paid full price for battery may get rebate
Apple hints it's considering such a move, in a letter responding to a US senator's questions about slowing down older iPhones.
February 6, 2018
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iPhone Photos app: 8 cool features you should be using
Make GIFs, salvage blurry photos, and label your friends with some of the lesser-known Photos features for iPhone.
March 2, 2018
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iPhone sales could dip by 16M units, thanks to battery snafu
About 10 percent of Apple's iPhone users would rather switch batteries than pony up for a new phone, a financial analyst says.
January 3, 2018
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iPhone sales numbers dipped slightly, but revenue is up courtesy of the iPhone X
As far as sales figures go, this last quarter wasn't entirely rosy for Apple. During today's earnings report, the company posted sales of 77.3 million iPhones, down just under a million from this time last year.
February 1, 2018
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iPhone SE 2 Could Be Unveiled at WWDC 2018 With an Even Bigger Price Compared to Its Predecessor
There have been a minuscule amount of rumors concerning the iPhone SE 2, which could mean that the company is paying little attention to it. According to a fresh rumor, the device could be unveiled at the upcoming WWDC 2018 developer's conference and it could sport a bigger screen than its predecessor.
February 20, 2018
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iPhone SE 2 Will Be Assembled in India but Is Not Going to See a WWDC Announcement, Claims Latest Rumor
Despite lots of rumors saying that the iPhone SE 2 is not going to be produced, it looks like Apple is going to be preparing a compact handset for the masses later down the road, but it is not going to be announced during WWDC.
March 23, 2018
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iPhone SE 2 Will Possibly Launch In May/June; Apple Will Order 80 Million Units For 2018 6″ LCD iPhone, Claims Latest Cowen Investor Report
Now that March is about to end, looks like it's time for damage control. Early in the year we heard a lot of sources and analysts claim that Apple is cutting down production for the iPhone X.
March 20, 2018
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iPhone shipments drop by 1%, but Apple still posted record revenues
With earnings season in full swing, Apple has revealed some interesting details in its latest financial report. Even though revenues reached a record for a full quarter, the company seemingly confirmed some reports that the iPhone X failed to capture hearts and minds, with it reportedly slashing production in half.
February 2, 2018
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iPhone users can finally give Google Lens a try
A preview of Google Lens, which lets you use your phone's camera to search for info, will be available in the Google Photos app for iOS this week.
March 16, 2018
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iPhone with 6.5-inch OLED screen could debut this year, LG Display to start shipping panels for Apple in H2 2018
LG Display might not have produced a single OLED panel for Apple in 2017, but it looks like things are about to change this year. A new report from South Korea suggests that Apple is planning to diversify its OLED suppliers for the next iPhones.
January 3, 2018
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iPhone X + body trackers = MAGIC
What do you get when you cross an iPhone X with a body tracker? A whole lot of magic.
January 11, 2018
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iPhone X Animoji versus Galaxy S9 AR Emoji: Creation, tracking, sharing, and karaoke
It's Samsung versus Apple. 3..2..1 fight!
March 8, 2018
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iPhone X bug leaves some users unable to answer calls
A number of iPhone X users are complaining about a bug that leaves them unable to answer incoming calls. Reports of the bug are spreading through Apple's support forums, and the company is looking into the problem.
February 5, 2018
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iPhone X cases: The flashiest, best-looking you can buy
Why have a practical phone case when you can have one that's bathed in crystals or sports a unique design?
December 5, 2017
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iPhone X edged out by iPhone 8 (and Note 8), says Consumer Reports
Commentary: In its final review of Apple's latest phone, the consumer publication points to durability as the X's weakness.
December 5, 2017
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iPhone X extended hands on review
The iPhone X was launched in early November and since then our Mobile Reviewer Davide has been using it for an Extended Hands on review. The iPhone X though expensive does come with a very well designed facial ID, plus much higher end build quality and feel.
January 26, 2018
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iPhone X Face ID security fails; tricked by 10-year-old, 3D-printed mask, and twins
Safeguard your phone by enabling traditional authentication and loading a security solution.
December 6, 2017
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iPhone X has surpassed iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in popularity
We know that the iPhone X has been a rather popular model since it was released, but since Apple doesn't release sales figures, it was hard to quantify. However, new analytics data shows that the handset has surpassed its cheaper iPhone 8 and 8 Plus contemporaries, but still lags far behind the iPhone 7 handsets and older models.
December 14, 2017
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iPhone X in Blush Gold could be released soon?
Remember the elusive Blush Gold? It's a third color option for the iPhone X, which was very, very heavily circulated by various leaksters. There were even iPhone X dummy units being made in Blush Gold prior to the official unveiling.
March 20, 2018
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iPhone X is a best-selling smartphone
The iPhone X was among the best-selling smartphones in major markets like Europe, Japan and US in December, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Apple's flagship helped iOS gain market share in five major European markets.
January 30, 2018
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iPhone X is now 25% cheaper to buy in the US compared to Europe
The US dollar has fallen to a new lows after the short US Government shutdown and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has told the international community in Davos that the "weaker dollar" is good for the United States.
January 25, 2018
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iPhone X owners will soon be able to use Face ID to approve family purchases
In iOS 11.3
January 30, 2018
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iPhone X Plus to Feature 6.5-Inch Display -- Will Be as Big as an iPhone 8 Plus With Very High-Res
After the iPhone X became the biggest iPhone released to date with a 5.8-inch display, Apple plans to go the extra mile with the imminent release of the iPhone X Plus. This device is expected to feature a 6.5-inch OLED display, with the tech giant planning two new models for a potential September announcement.
February 26, 2018
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iPhone X reveals the secrets of iPhones yet to come
CNET's Roger Cheng and Scott Stein read the tea leaves of Apple's latest flagship phone for clues to upcoming iPhones.
December 12, 2017
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iPhone X Sales Estimates Reduced by Analysts as They Rant About its Exorbitant $999 Price Tag
As impressive as the iPhone X, you cannot ignore that its $999 price tag was tough on both consumers and analysts who wanted to be optimistic over the skyward smartphone sales.
March 19, 2018
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iPhone X sales reportedly below expectations
Smartphone buyers are not all that impressed with the iPhone X. According to a new report released by Nikkei, Apple saw "slower-than-expected" sales in major markets like US, Europe and China during the holiday season.
January 26, 2018
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iPhone X sample gallery
The iPhone X shares the iPhone 8 Plus' camera specs with two notable exceptions: both of the X's main cameras are stabilized, and the telephoto lens boasts a brighter F2.4 aperture. Additionally, the X's front-facing 'TrueDepth' camera makes it possible to take selfies using Portrait Mode. Take a look at what Apple's newest flagship device can do.
December 14, 2017
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iPhone X 'slump' is real, whisper supply chain moles
There are now 30 million X-shaped holes in Apple's estimates. Ouch
February 20, 2018
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iPhone X Successor Will Cost $899 With the iPhone X Plus Expected to Carry a $100 Premium
Where the iPhone X carries a ridiculous price of $999, the iPhone X successor will offer a much better proposition to those who are looking to upgrade this year. The succeeding model is expected to cost $899, whereas the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will carry just a $100 premium.
March 26, 2018
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iPhone X versus original iPhone: How far has the camera come?
Ten years later, it's time to see how far the iPhone's camera has evolved.
January 2, 2018
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iPhone X: Five things I absolutely love
Other than the big screen and slim bezels.
January 30, 2018
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iPhone X's Face ID is years ahead of Android competition
Android phones won't get comparable 3D tech until 2019, industry insiders estimate.
March 20, 2018
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iPhone "Xc" concept shows what a cheaper, colorful and plastic iPhone X could look like
Four years ago, in late 2013, Apple introduced a new iPhone that was unlike others: the colorful, plastic iPhone 5c. With its "unapologetically plastic" design and bright colors, the iPhone 5c was different than the typical, "serious"-looking metal phones that Apple is known for. And it was also more affordable.
December 11, 2017
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iPhone-shot film 'Unsane' by Steven Soderbergh looks insane
A trailer for the psychological thriller shows the gritty consequences of digital stalking.
January 30, 2018
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iPhone: The ultimate guide
Everything you need to know about iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and more!
February 1, 2018
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iPhone, iPad sales surprisingly flat, but Apple still soars to record revenue in first quarter
It's all about iPhone X.
February 1, 2018
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iPhones start slowing down after a year of use, and that's way too soon
Apple intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older. I don't know how many times I heard people say this as a conspiracy theory -- one that I've dismissed, chalking it up to operating system updates and more demanding apps -- but it turns out, it's true.
December 20, 2017
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Is hardware or software a bigger determining factor when buying a phone?
If you could only choose one, which would it be?
March 26, 2018
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Is it the end of the line for the 'i' at Apple? Analyzing Apple's naming scheme
Though it may feel dated, many of Apple's 'i' products carrying significant branding value that could mean the i-Name will stick around for a while.
February 1, 2018
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Is it worth upgrading to the Galaxy S9?
To Plus or not to Plus.
April 05, 2018
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Is Nokia's PureView research behind the 40MP P20 Pro camera?
Now that we have one last confirmation that the P20 Pro flagship that Huawei is expected to unveil tomorrow will indeed have a tri-camera setup on the back, and one of the sensor's resolution will come at the whopping 40MP, it's time to pull back and say "wait, what?"
March 26, 2018
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Is Project Treble the Answer to Android Updates?
While iOS updates can be usually installed on all supported devices the day they are released, Android updates are annoyingly slow to roll out. In fact, Android smartphones are lucky if they receive a couple of updates, with lower cost smartphones possibly never receiving a single software update in their entire lifecycle.
February 5, 2018
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Is the Galaxy Note 8 too big of a smartphone?
The Note 8 is big, but it's not unwieldy.
February 1, 2018
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Is the Galaxy S9 a good upgrade over the S8?
The Galaxy S9 is newer, but the S8 is still a champ.
March 6, 2018
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Is the Honor View 10 still worth buying four months after it was announced?
They say time heals all wounds, but that doesn't do anything to fix a botched release.
March 19, 2018
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Is there a drawback to using Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone?
Wi-Fi Calling is a feature that lets an iPhone effectively re-route mobile calls over the Wi-Fi network to which you're connected--if it has the right qualities instead of using the cellular network. Most carriers support Wi-Fi Calling.
December 12, 2017
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Is this the app store revolution we have been waiting for?
Today, the entire app store market is dominated by two players: Google Play and Apple Store. In the first three months of 2017 alone, consumers worldwide spent over $15 billion in iOS and Android stores.
December 19, 2017
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Is this the new iPhone Xi?
New renderings put a picture to the next generation of iPhone X, as analysts begin to think about the next big iThing.
January 23, 2018
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Is your Galaxy Note 8 showing any signs of slow down?
Nothing to see here.
March 16, 2018
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Is Your iPhone Running Slowly? Try Replacing The Battery
One of the biggest conspiracy theories in tech is that smartphone manufacturers deliberately slow down older devices in order to make consumers buy new ones. No company is blamed for this more than Apple, but there is little evidence that it happens.
December 14, 2017
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Is your iPhone X pulling your hair? Users complain about hair stuck in the bezel gap and mute switch
File this in the unforeseen consequences of having a bezel-less phone with steel frames, but Apple's new iPhone X may be pulling people's hair, beards, and so on, as multiple complaints on Apple's discussion forums and random social media vents are reporting.
January 10, 2018
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It doesn't really matter which smartphone has the 'best' camera
Most modern smartphones have great imaging devices with lots of marketing attached
February 27, 2018
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It may not be obvious right away, but there's a lot of big things coming to ARKit.
Among the many improvements headed to iOS 11.3, Apple is expanding the capabilities of ARKit for developers to do more. The new ARKit 1.5 update is the clear result of developer feedback, and these new features are going to help both your existing ARKit favorites and new ARKit apps really shine.
January 26, 2018
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It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting?
Recently, one of the most fortunate developments in the history of mobile, the text messaging system, turned 25. Developed as part of a Short Message Service Centre (SMSC) project for Vodafone UK in 1992, it was initially meant as a way to deliver testing and carrier messages, but the Finns from Radiolinja noted the potential, and were the first to offer it as a retail person-to-person SMS text messaging service to its subscribers in 1994.
December 11, 2017
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It's 2018 and your Macs, iPhones can be pwned by playing evil music
Meanwhile, HomePod inches closer to actually shipping, allegedly
January 23, 2018
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It's all but confirmed the OnePlus 6 will feature an iPhone X-like notch: Oppo R15 teaser tells all
Everyone these days is embracing the notch as Apple unlocked the floodgates with its iPhone X. While the latter had a good reason to do that, most Android manufacturers really have no excuse aside from screaming "me too, me too!" as loud as possible.
March 2, 2018
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It's happening, Samboys! Galaxy Note 9 trademark application filed up... in Columbia
Samsung has applied for a "Galaxy Note 9" trademark... in Columbia, together with trademarks of all of its recent smartphones there. The date stamp on the filing says March 12, and, while we are still a few months away from the actual announcement, this is the first tangible proof that a Note 9 is coming, straight from the horse's mouth.
March 16, 2018
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It's not DSLR versus iPhone -- it's DSLR *and* iPhone
Phone versus DSLR. A few years ago that would have sounded ridiculous. Then came computational photography. Now, Analyst Carolina Milanesi shares how the pros feel about their camera phones.
December 5, 2017
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It's official, phone prices hit a record in 2017, buoyed by the Note 8 and iPhone X
Ever since smartphone subsidies were removed by carriers, we've seen a much more pronounced rise in flagship phone prices, until we reached "the year of the $1000 phone" with the iPhone X or Note 8.
January 25, 2018
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Jack Back Into the Nokia 8110 Matrix Phone
I believe pretty strongly that we've simply just run out of ideas for meaningful new ways to improve smartphones. Sure better specs are always appreciated, but many of the major mobile "innovations" of the past few years have ranged from dumb (bigger sizes) to dumber (face theft) to actively hostile towards consumers (removing headphones jack).
February 26, 2018
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Jamf interview: What iOS 11.3 brings to the enterprise
Macs will become as secure as iOS, major enterprises are deploying Apple TV in conference rooms, and iOS has become "the mobile platform for the enterprise," claims Jamf.
March 27, 2018
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January 2018 security patches for Nexus and Pixel have arrived
DIY-ers can do it today, OTA files expected shortly.
January 2, 2018
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John Chen to stay on as BlackBerry CEO through 2023
BlackBerry today announced it reached an agreement to keep CEO John Chen in his current position through 2023. Chen joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for leading the company's recovery as it left smartphones and embraced services.
March 15, 2018
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JP Morgan cuts estimate of Q1 Apple iPhone X production by 25%, Q2 production by 44%
Over at securities firm JP Morgan, analyst Narci Chang is taking an axe to his estimate of Apple iPhone X production for the first half of 2018. From January through March, Chang now expects Apple to produce 15 million units of the tenth-anniversary model.
March 2, 2018
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Juke the nuke: How to make sure emergency broadcasts & AMBER alerts on your iOS/Android phone are enabled
Residents of Hawaii were up for a rough awakening last Saturday morning when their phones blasted off the one warning you'll never want to hear - the emergency alert that an intercontinental ballistic missile is incoming to the beautiful pacific archipelago.
January 15, 2018
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Just 0.5 Percent of Android Devices Run the Latest Version
There are billions of Android phones and tablets out there, but only a vanishingly small number of them are running Google's latest Android release, known as Oreo. Google has released updated platform distribution numbers, which show that a mere 0.5 percent of Android devices are on Oreo, and the latest 8.1 build hasn't even hit the necessary 0.1 percent cutoff to be included. This sounds bad, but the news is actually better than it was last year.
December 12, 2017
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Just do it: Speeding up the iPhone treadmill
Good news, Apple! Your problems are all about to be solved.
January 11, 2018
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JYDGE review: Doling out sweet cyberpunk justice
When the future is overrun by gangs of violent cyberpunks, send in the JYDGE!
April 05, 2018
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Jydge: a massive twin stick shooter with Judge Dredd influences available for iPhone
Smartphones nowadays are pretty awesome -- they are so powerful that the words "consolde-grade graphics" get thrown out a lot. Obviously, we can't run games like The Witcher 3 or Star Wars: Battlefront 2 on them just yet (despite the fact that the latter's monetization system is obviously made for mobile), but it's pretty often that we see console or PC games get ported for phones and tablets.
January 23, 2018
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Kahuna comes out of the gate with customer engagement platform
We keep hearing about the value of customer experience from some of the world's biggest software companies. Last week Adobe trotted out the customer experience system of record at Adobe Summit.
April 05, 2018
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Keeping up or ahead of competition? Here are all the new features of the Sony Xperia XZ2
Today, Sony has unveiled its new generation of flagship smartphone -- the Xperia XZ2. It's super-shiny, it's the first Sony top-tier phone to come with a significant redesign in some years, and it packs some exciting features or at least upgrades.
February 26, 2018
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Killing it softly
So you drop your smartphone flat on its back. What's the worst that could happen? These days, maybe a dent. A smartphone's metal body is made of a crystalline material with a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Such materials have a clear order to disrupt -- with potential weak points defined by "defects" in that order -- making it relatively easy to predict which atoms would change places or become rearranged to form the aforementioned dent.
December 20, 2017
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Killing it: Apple kills supposedly killer bug
The Macalope thinks it must exhausting being an Apple nay-sayer. You have to constantly scan the news so that when anything negative happens regarding Apple you can quickly type it up and declare it to be life-threatening to the company.
February 20, 2018
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Kinda Blue Pixel 2 now available for non-Verizon customers
Let's say you really, really want the Kinda Blue Google Pixel 2. But the only place to pick up the phone in that color is Verizon, and, well, you're not a Big Red customer. Does that mean that you have to give up your dream of owning this particular model?
January 9, 2018
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Kinda Blue Pixel 2 now available for non-Verizon customers
Your choice of getting it unlocked or on Project Fi.
January 9, 2018
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Kirby Dev's First Mobile Game Part Time Ufo Now On iOS And Android
Priced at $4 USD.
February 26, 2018
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Kirby Star Allies: Tips and Tricks!
If you're looking for the best way to beat all the baddies and collect all the stars, you've come to the right place!
March 16, 2018
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Korea Herald: LGD will start supplying Apple with flexible OLEDs in 2018
The Korea Herald claims that LG Display is in the final stages of its discussions with Apple, and the Korean OLED maker expects to supply 15-16 million flexible OLEDs to Apple in 2018. According to the report, LG will supply Apple with 6.5" AMOLEDs for its 2018 large iPhone OLED variant.
January 4, 2018
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Lackluster iPhone X sales bad news for Samsung, iPhone Xs Plus may use LG OLED screens
Rumors that this quarter may see a precipitous drop in iPhone X shipments, after the initial adoption ran its course, are starting to pile up from multiple analyst and supply chain sources. The latest installment in the iPhone-X-doesn't-sell-well saga comes in the form of a report that Samsung has cut its OLED production significantly, and put the brakes on building a new display plant.
January 26, 2018
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LAN Drive app can turn your phone into a network drive
Ever wanted to turn your phone into a network drive? LAN Drive can help with that.
February 12, 2018
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Large smartphones versus small ones -- which is best?
Both form factors serve their own purposes.
March 19, 2018
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Las Vegas Monorail tickets now available through Google Pay
Google has announced that mobile tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail are now available via Google Pay, powered by NXP's MIFARE contactless technology.
March 20, 2018
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LastPass adds support for Microsoft Edge on Android
The popular password manager LastPass has just added Microsoft Edge for Android in its list of supported apps. Edge on Android and iOS has its own password manager, coupled with a really cool dark theme and InPrivate mode (but that's another story), but since many people are already using LastPass, the latest update with Edge support is good news.
December 18, 2017
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Latest Essential Phone update finally adds Auto-HDR to the camera
Eight months later, the Essential Phone finally has Auto-HDR.
February 8, 2018
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Latest January update for Pixel phones brings "anti-aging" display fixes
Google is not wasting any time and it kicks off 2018 with an important update for its Google Pixel lineup of phones that helps with aging of the AMOLED screens. The update has already started rolling out for the Google Pixel 2 XL, but also for the Pixel 2, as well as for last year's Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
January 5, 2018
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Latest Microsoft Launcher update brings several bug fixes and refinements
Around two weeks after version 4.7.5 of the Microsoft Launcher, originally known as Arrow Launcher upon its official release towards the end of 2015, was introduced to the beta channel, the update is now being rolled out to regular users. Interestingly, it does not add any new features, but focuses mostly upon bug fixes, performance improvements, and adjustments to current features.
April 05, 2018
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Latest MIUI 9.2 build brings stable Oreo update to the Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi has started rolling out the stable Oreo update, with the Mi 6 becoming the first device to receive the OTA build.
February 27, 2018
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Latest scam with stolen T-Mobile phone numbers gets thieves bank accounts access
Not exactly Nigerian prince-worthy, but the latest scam involving snatching your phone number is still pretty inventive. The Redmond, Wash. Police are currently examining the evidence in numerous cases reported to them as theft of T-Mobile phone numbers, used subsequently for bank account identification.
February 5, 2018
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Lava Red OnePlus 5T is now available in India
There's an exciting new color option available for those looking to pick up the OnePlus 5T in India.
January 11, 2018
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Lava Red OnePlus 5T is officially sold out in North America
Now a collector's item.
February 22, 2018
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Lava Red OnePlus 5T unboxing and first look
The OnePlus 5T is now available in a brand new color: Lava Red. We have just gotten this newest color version and we are eager to unbox it and compare the new color to the current Midnight Black version and the previously available Sandstone White.
February 13, 2018
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Lawmaker caught playing Candy Crush during State of the Union
Commentary: It seems an iPhone and a game came in handy for Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence.
February 2, 2018
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Lawmakers said to be behind Huawei's continued U.S. carrier woes
The latest entry in Huawei's ongoing struggles to come to the U.S. proved to be one of the more unexpected and engaging CES storylines last week. But there are still plenty of layers of this onion left to peel back. This morning, Reuters is confirming speculation that AT&T's last-minute decision to pull out of a deal with the Chinese phone maker comes as U.S. lawmakers applied pressure on the carrier.
January 16, 2018
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Leagoo working on iPhone X look-alike for under $300
Knockoffs of popular, more expensive items have been a big deal for some time. Police departments have whole divisions designed to apprehend folks selling fake Gucci handbags, phony Rolex watches, and low-quality designer clothes. Electronics is a new field where look-alikes are coming for cheaper prices.
December 12, 2017
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Leak of Huawei's Nova 2S shows home button that barely fits on a skinny bezel
The latest look at the Huawei Nova 2S, tweeted out by Venture Beat's Evan Blass, shows the front of the Nova 2S in bright blue. It shows very skinny bezels, with dual front cameras, and notably, an oblong home button that doubles up as a fingerprint reader and barely fits on the bottom bezel.
December 6, 2017
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Leak of iBoot code to GitHub could potentially help iPhone jailbreakers
Apple confirms code was real in DMCA filing with GitHub; code already in circulation.
February 8, 2018
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Leak points to Galaxy S9 pricing starting at $1,000 in the UK
When the Galaxy Note8 launched late last year, many balked at the $950 price point of the device at launch. However, this wasn't the first time Samsung hiked prices of its flagship devices, with the Galaxy S8, and S8+ coming in at £689 ($966 USD today) and £779 ($1097 USD today) respectively. This practice became commonplace, with Apple joining in on the fun, by launching its $1,000 iPhone X.
February 19, 2018
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Leak Reveals Possible Information Regarding Samsung's Galaxy S9
The new year is almost upon us and the new year means that we'll soon be seeing announcements regarding next year's flagship smartphones. At this point, we should all be used to the yearly release cycle, but it's still exciting to see what smartphone makers have up their sleeves.
December 6, 2017
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Leak reveals possible specifications of the anticipated OnePlus 6
For the past few months, a steady stream of leaks has appeared on what we can expect once OnePlus unveiled its latest flagship.
March 23, 2018
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Leaked Galaxy S9+ versus S8+ factory schematics solve the mystery of the thickening bezels
We had no reasons to doubt Mr Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) when he disclosed for us the purported official Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders, as he has been spot on since the days Samsung was using plastic housing for its flagships, but some were irked by the evidently thicker side bezels depicted by the renders.
January 30, 2018
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Leaked Moto G6 Plus renders depict five color variants
We expected Motorola to expand its midrange G phone series at Mobile World Congress this year, and now it seems we're getting confirmation of that plan. Android Headlines published supposed renders of the Moto G6 Plus yesterday, showing it in five different colors.
February 23, 2018
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Leaked Nokia 7+ renders show off slim bezels, crazy brown color scheme
The Nokia 7+ and Nokia 1 are leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress.
February 15, 2018
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Leaked Nokia 9 render reaffirms dual selfie cameras, slim bezels
We've been hearing about an upcoming Nokia 9 device for a while and it looks like it's going to be HMD's fully-packed heavy hitter. While the Nokia 8 would still remain on the flagship spot, the 9 would be that poweruser's device -- the same way the Note 8 and LG V30 are a bit more niche due to the fact that they offer features not every user would care about.
December 20, 2017
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Leaked P20 Pro specs peg record 40MP triple camera, unpleasant price
Huawei hinted at "mooore" for its next flagships that are about to be unveiled tomorrow, and it will seemingly mean more expensive, too, judging from today's leaked full specs and price list, courtesy of the big German electronics store Saturn.
March 26, 2018
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Leaked photos show off the rumoured Nokia 1 Android Go phone
Late last month, reports of a new entry-level smartphone from Nokia designed to work with Android Go emerged. The lightweight version of Google's operating system is designed specifically for optimal performance on lower-end devices.
January 10, 2018
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Leaked photos show several components belonging to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Yesterday, we showed you images of the batteries that will allegedly be deployed inside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Those images came from tipster Roland Quandt, who today disseminated some more tweets containing pictures of other Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ components. For example, one of the images shows the fingerprint scanner (notice the new shape?) while another reveals the lone camera earmarked for the back of the 2018 flagship model.
February 2, 2018
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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 render shows a vertically-arranged camera sensor
Samsung has been busy working on its next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, per previous reports. While some rumors hinted that Samsung may launch the new devices ahead of its schedule, possibly at CES next month, the company has confirmed it has no plans to launch the handsets earlier.
December 12, 2017
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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9+ renders reveal dual rear camera, 6.1-inch screen
Shortly after seeing a set of renders showing what's likely the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, we can now take a look at similar renders presenting the larger variant of Samsung's next flagship phone - the Galaxy S9+.
December 14, 2017
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Leaked screenshots confirm Huawei Mate 10 Pro will land at AT&T
Huawei's new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are kind of late to the party considering Samsung and Apple have already introduced their premium devices for quite some time now. Even so, the more choices customers have at their disposal the better.
December 6, 2017
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Led by iPhone X, Apple's Q4 U.S. market share rises 17% over last year
The Apple iPhone X made its debut during the fourth quarter of 2017. The tenth anniversary model launched during the first week of November, which helped Apple's U.S. market share rise sequentially by 10 percentage points during the last three months of the year.
January 16, 2018
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Lead designer of Monument Valley releases new game on Android
After making its debut on the Apple App store last month, Florence--the latest game by Monument Valley designer Ken Wong--is finally landing on Google Play.
March 15, 2018
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Lenovo Moto E5 Plus, Huawei P20 images leaked on Twitter
Here's a quick peak at what may be two as-yet-unannounced flagship smartphones.
February 26, 2018
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Lenovo releases three new phones in China after more than a year of silence
After over a year of not releasing any new phones, Lenovo has launched three phones in China today. There's the main flagship S5 model, and two lower-end budget phones: the K5 and the K5 Play, presumably meant for children.
March 20, 2018
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Less than 10% of Google accounts use two-factor authentication
Only about 12% of people use password managers, too.
January 22, 2018
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Less than half of Android security apps offer effective protection
A new study from independent testing lab AV-Comparatives reveals that of over 200 Android security apps tested the majority are dubious, unsafe or ineffective.
March 30, 2018
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LG announces ThinQ brand for its AI-powered tech
If there's one trend that smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, and other appliances and tech have in common, it's artificial intelligence. More and more companies have been pushing forward with AI over the past couple of years, and LG's been one of the driving forces of it.
December 20, 2017
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LG could launch an "Icon" smartphone and an "Iconic" smartwatch
Last week, we heard that LG was considering rebranding its G series of flagship phones. However, this might not happen with this year's flagship, as new reports are suggesting that the handset will be called LG G7 - just as expected, since it's succeeding the G6 of 2017. Nevertheless, LG has already thought about some new smartphone names, and while it may not use these anytime soon, it made sure to trademark some of them.
January 11, 2018
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LG Display has not made a single OLED screen for iPhone X in 2017
The Apple iPhone X comes with a new OLED display, the first ever in an iPhone, as all previous models were equipped with LCD screens, but OLED displays differ. If you were wondering about where the iPhone X screen actually comes from, we now seem to have the answer.
December 28, 2017
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LG Display to supply Sony with P-OLED displays for future smartphones
According to Business Korea, LG Display signed an agreement with Sony to supply it with flexible P-OLED displays for future Sony smartphones. Sony is not a major smartphone player globally, but in Japan it holds 14.9% of the market (second only to Apple).
January 26, 2018
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LG G6 and LG V30 will receive Android 8.1 Oreo, get Android Enterprise Recommended approval
LG has just announced that two of its highest-end devices right now - the LG G6 and the LG V30 - will become part of Google's new-fangled Android Enterprise Recommended program after getting updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. Thanks to this certification, the two devices will be explicitly recommended by Google for use in corporations and other large businesses.
February 22, 2018
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LG G6 launching in Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose
The LG Q6 is also getting new Moroccan Blue and Lavender Violet options.
January 30, 2018
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LG G6 now available in three new color options, the Q6 gets two new color variations too
It appears that our previous report regarding the Raspberry Rose version of LG G6 was somewhat accurate. The South Korean handset maker has just announced that its last year flagship is now available in three new color options: Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose.
January 30, 2018
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LG G7 (2018 flagship): Rumors, Specs, Release Date, and More!
The LG G6 was a solid phone that got overshadowed by the competition. With the G7 (or whatever it ends up being called), LG isn't going to let that happen again.
March 20, 2018
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LG G7 development might have been restarted from scratch by LG CEO
According to a new report from South Korean outlet The Investor, LG's VP and CEO Jo Seong-jin has ordered the company's mobile division to start work on its upcoming flagship device from scratch.
January 15, 2018
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LG G7 is on schedule and will be announced "when the time is right"
It may be true that LG G7 won't make an appearance next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, but that doesn't mean that flagship was delayed, according to LG. Still, considering the fact the South Korean company usually unveils its flagship for the first half of the year at MWC, we could say that the G7 was postponed.
January 25, 2018
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LG G7 listed on official website, may pull a G6, and launch with Snapdragon 835
Well, well, well, what do we have here, LG, are you mentioning a certain yet-to-be-announced flagship on an official website? The unveiling must be near, if LG UK has already listed one "future LG G7" as featuring Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Wait, what, will the G7 pull a G6, and launch with Snapdragon 835 instead of 845?
January 9, 2018
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LG G7 rumor round-up: Specs, design, features, all we know so far
One of last year's most underrated devices, the LG G7, is in for a timely replacement very soon as LG normally showcases its flagship devices at the prolific MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain, which is normally the stage at which many a high-profile devices get announced and demoed.
January 3, 2018
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LG G7: Rumored specs, price, release date
LG's taking some extra time with its marquee phone, but the rumors are still churning.
March 16, 2018
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LG had a profitable Q4 2017, but no thanks to smartphone sales
LG Electronics has recently revealed its earnings for Q4 2017. For the October-December period of last year, the estimated operating profit of the Korean company is at 366.8 billion won, which is about $343 million.
January 9, 2018
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LG has officially stopped selling phones in China
LG's calling it quits with China -- at least when it comes to selling smartphones.
February 5, 2018
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LG introduces the Tribute Dynasty, coming to Sprint and Boost Mobile
LG introduced the Tribute Dynasty today, a new budget phone that's coming to Sprint and Boost Mobile.
January 5, 2018
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LG is not sure about G7's notch, asks fans what they think
The more people jump in the "hate the notch" bandwagon, the more companies announce that their future products will include one, which is a bit ironic. OnePlus is the most recent example of a company that is trying to convince its fans that "the notch is here to stay."
March 29, 2018
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LG is reportedly ditching the G7 and starting over from scratch
The year of 2018 has been an odd one so far for LG. A report came out on January 3 that the G6's successor wouldn't be called the G7 and instead replaced with all-new branding, and this was followed up on January 11 during CES 2018 where LG's Vice Chairman confirmed that the company was moving away from yearly flagship smartphone releases.
January 15, 2018
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LG Is Working on an Ultimate Flagship Codenamed Judy for a June Unveiling -- Will Feature Brand New Design
LG will be unveiling a smarter version of the V30 at the upcoming MWC 2018 trade show, but lots of the press and consumers will be interested in the major player the manufacturer will be planning to release in 2018. It turns out the company has something going on in the shadows for the smartphone industry and it is a flagship that is expected to boast an all-new design and is codenamed, Judy.
February 16, 2018
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LG Might Secretly Be Preparing microLED for Future Smartphones, According to Latest Trademark Filings
Apple could have another competitor of microLED screens called LG in the future. The company already supplies the tech giant with microLED panels for the Apple Watch and according to the latest filings, the Korean company has its sight set on a bigger prize.
March 23, 2018
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LG reveals new colors for its G6 and Q6 phones
Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet, and Raspberry Rose
January 30, 2018
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LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature
The V30s will purportedly share the same design as the original V30, but with a new AI-powered camera feature described as similar to Google Lens or Bixby Vision on the Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8, respectively. LG's version is said to be able to identify products and offer online purchasing links or similar suggestions, perform bar and QR code scanning, and translate written text (similar to Google's Word Lens functionality).
February 9, 2018
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LG shakes up its smartphone launch strategy
LG's vice chairman says it will launch phones when it is needed, leading to a lot of speculation.
January 11, 2018
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LG V30 and V30S: Everything you need to know!
What do I need to know about the LG V30?
March 15, 2018
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LG V30 in new "Raspberry Rose" color to be unveiled at CES 2018
The LG V30 will soon be available in a new color option. Today, LG announced that it will officially introduce the new "Raspberry Rose" hue for its high-end model at CES 2018.
January 3, 2018
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LG V30 is getting a stunning Raspberry Rose color
LG has the perfect Valentine's gift for the pink lover in your life.
January 3, 2018
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LG V30s may come to MWC with AI camera tech and 256GB storage
Will this be enough to keep people interested in LG?
February 9, 2018
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LG went to Reddit's Android community for feedback on smartphone notches
Spoiler: they hate the notch
March 29, 2018
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LG will stop releasing new phones every year
A new strategy to cope with 11 quarters of consecutive losses.
January 11, 2018
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LG Will Use Unique Software Magic On The LG G7 To Ensure Users Are Not Bothered By The Smartphone's Notch
Not a big fan of notches? The advent of 18:9 displays leave manufacturers and users with an interesting conundrum. Such is the hatred against bezels, that the latter absolutely detest any form of obstructions to a seamless viewing experience. Even though Apple went through thick and thin to ensure a perfect facial recognition experience on the iPhone X, all anyone seems to care about is the smartphone's notch. Now, looks like Korean manufacturer LG might have a unique solution for this problem. Take a look below for the details.
March 15, 2018
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LG's 2017 financial results are encouraging, but mobile division still recording losses
LG Electronics has revealed its financial results for 2017. The Korean manufacturer has recorded full-year revenues of $55.4 billion, the highest in the company's history and an increase of 10.9% compared to 2016. Operating profits stood at $2.23 billion. This makes 2017 LG's second most profitable year, with 2009 still sitting at the top spot.
January 25, 2018
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LG's 2018 budget phones have better specs but 2016's displays
720p doesn't cut it anymore
February 22, 2018
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LG's mobile division continued to lose money in Q4 2017
LG saw $2.77 billion in mobile sales in Q4, but it's still millions of dollars in the hole.
January 25, 2018
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LG's next flagship won't be called the G7, rebranding options considered
LG is thinking of a new name for its upcoming flagship. A new report from South Korea suggests that the tech giant will be rebranding its signature G series in order to better compete with its major rivals - Apple and Samsung.
January 3, 2018
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LG's stunning resurgence in 2017
No one wants to be the runner-up, or the second-place finisher, just because you know that despite all of the efforts put into something, there's still someone else that has done it better than you.
December 20, 2017
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Liam Neeson can now give you driving directions in Waze
There are a lot of reasons to use Waze, but one of the app's most entertaining and unique features is the ability to have navigation directions read aloud by a number of different celebrities or even your own voice.
December 20, 2017
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Light Phone 2 Doesn't Want You To Use It
I've said it before and I'll say it again. We've just run out of meaningful new ways to improve smartphones. So now we just make them bigger for no reason, add dumb features no one wants, and take away essential stuff like headphone jacks. It feels like the fall of a once-great now-decadent and self-indulgent tech empire.
March 2, 2018
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Like a Jug of Moonshine, Apple May Be Making Three iPhone Xs
It seems like only yesterday when Apple dropped not just one but two totally different new models of its flagship product the iPhone. The iPhone 8/8Plus was a nice if conventional upgrade on previous models.
February 27, 2018
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LIKEtoKNOW.it's influencer shopping app hits 1M users
Launched just 9 months ago on iOS and last month on Android, LIKEtoKNOW.it has just hit 1M registered users on their mobile app, bringing total users to 2.8M.
December 21, 2017
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Lineage 2: Revolution is all hype with few redeeming qualities
Why play a game when the game can simply play itself?
March 8, 2018
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Lineage provides update on Android 8.1, broadens device support
It was quite a blow when it was announced that Cyanogen Inc. would be shutting its doors. While this meant the death of CyanogenMod, luckily the community would once again come together to back another Android project, LineageOS.
December 6, 2017
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Location services: Which option is right for you?
How to share where you are with the apps you want to use.
January 23, 2018
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Look, Ma, no notch! The LG G7 could let you opt out of 'Full View' mode
Uh oh, LG might have found a clever way to circumvent the fact that the G7 could house a notch for the 8MP selfie camera, housed in a cutout at its screen's top. The Israeli publication that first leaked the video of the G7, taken at the MWC expo, says that the phone has a screen cutout at the top, but the Hebrew write-up below also claims that it can be switched off... of sorts, and that's indeed seen in the beginning of the footage.
March 15, 2018
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Looking to Upgrade to a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+? Here Are 7 Compelling Features & Perks That Might Encourage You
During MWC 2018, Samsung will improve upon where it left off with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to bring you their successors, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Where the company might not have done anything on the design bits, it would equally be focused on improving the overall consumer experience of a mobile computing device.
February 20, 2018
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Looks like Galaxy S9 will keep the headphone jack alive
Even as Apple and Google abandon the 3.5mm port, Samsung may stick to its guns.
February 9, 2018
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Lose your Xfinity Mobile phone? Use your voice to find it
Comcast's new Phone Finder feature lets you simply say, "Xfinity Mobile, find my phone," if you've misplaced it in your home.
December 12, 2017
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Low-cost Nokia 2 comes to the UK with two-day battery life
Nokia is a name -- for more seasoned mobile users, at least -- that's synonymous with phones that seem to last forever between charges. Now HMD Global is bringing the Nokia 2 to the UK, complete with impressive two-day battery life.
February 12, 2018
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Luminoodle is a Flexible, Thin Light that You Can Use Virtually Anywhere
Spend less time setting up lighting and more time getting work done with the Luminoodle Task!
December 12, 2017
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Luminoodle is a flexible, thin light you can use virtually anywhere
Spend less time setting up lighting and more time getting work done with the Luminoodle Task!
December 12, 2017
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LTE Was Yesterday: The New Mobile Standard of 5G Is Coming
Learn about the improved security and other benefits of 5G networks, new applications, and challenges.
March 20, 2018
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LWP+ lets you force Android 8.1 Oreo's dark theme with any wallpaper
Because who doesn't want dark mode all the time?
March 2, 2018
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Magic Leap unveils first AR headset that'll launch in 2018
It's hard to believe that it's been three years since Google first started funding Magic Leap, but time sure does fly when you're continuously teased with nothing to really show for. The AR startup has been showcasing its tech in little snippets here and there over the years, but today we finally have our first look at the initial hardware from the company.
December 20, 2017
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Major Intel, Arm chip security flaw puts your PCs, phones at risk
Security researchers say a common processor design used by Intel and mobile chip tech designer Arm may leave the door open to exposing sensitive system data.
January 3, 2018
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Major interface changes coming to Spotify for some Android users
Spotify is prepping up a major redesign for its Android app that will greatly reduce the interface clutter and make the rather popular music app that much sleeker and more streamlined. To be honest, the app has been aching for a similar update for quite some time now as it has a busy interface that's boasting a few redundant menus and pages which can be done away with.
December 14, 2017
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Major Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Images + Camera Sample Leak Bursts The Top Right Front Camera Placement Bubble; Shows Dual Camera, AI Enhanced Photography
Some of its earliest leaks, and a very recent one, suggest that Xiaomi will make an interesting change at the device's front. The company will move the Mix 2s' front camera sensor at the top right of the device's display, making for an interesting and unorthodox look. However, now, we've got yet another conflicting leak, which suggests otherwise. Head over below for the details.
March 9, 2018
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Malicious flashlight apps found on Google Play store
Whether you need to put your key in the lock on a dark night, or explore the depths of the cupboard under the stairs, having a flashlight app on your phone can prove useful.
January 5, 2018
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Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands
By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report.
December 12, 2017
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Malware in your Android QR-reader apps? You weren't alone
The offending apps were downloaded more than half a million times before being pulled from the Google Play Store, according to SophosLabs.
March 26, 2018
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Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn, raises $13M
Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls "entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation."
January 30, 2018
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March Security Patch Rolled Out for Galaxy S9, S9+
Soon, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go on sale in many countries around the world, and several people who pre-order the device already have it in their possession. Following their recent Oreo rollout debacle of the S8 and S8+, Samsung seems to have upped their update game and is rolling one out for the S9, merely days after its release.
March 9, 2018
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March Security Patch Rolling Out to Pixel/Nexus Devices
Like clockwork, Google's March security update for Pixel and Nexus devices is all set and ready to go. Following the February security patch that introduced a number of fixes for the Pixel 2, there are 16 issues resolved in the March security patch dated 2018-03-01 and 21 in the 2018-03-05 one. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical. The most severe one allows the possibility of permitting a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code through a "crafted file."
March 5, 2018
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March security patches now available for Pixels and Nexus phones; expect your OTA soon
Security updates and fixes for "functionality issues" are cleared for landing and inbound.
March 5, 2018
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Mate 10 and 10 Pro get slapped with stock Android Oreo, confirming their Treble cred
Huawei is finally primed to exit its pariah state in the US carrier market, as its CEO Richard Yu officially confirmed in an interview with ABC that the company will have the high-end Mate 10 line in carrier stores as soon as January, and at a "competitively priced" tag to boot.
December 19, 2017
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Mate 10 Pro review: Huawei makes a great smartphone camera even better
A couple of months ago, Huawei unveiled the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, promising things like machine learning to go with the Neural Processing Unit that's part of the Kirin 970 chipset. It also slims down on the bezels, moves the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, and contains a range of camera improvements.
December 20, 2017
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Maze celebrates 2018 with price drops: the Maze Alpha X is an even better bargain now
Maze is still a fairly young brand in the smartphone world, but the manufacturer came out swinging. Its first entry was the Alpha -- a bezel-less phone (with a chin), which came out just as the new trend was picking up, and before most manufacturers caught up.
January 10, 2018
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MediaTek Launches Sensio MT6381 Biosensor
In a change of pace from the normal SoC related MediaTek news, today we see the announcement of a new discrete biosensor from the Taiwanese chip manufacturer. The new Sensio MT6381 is a health monitoring solution which integrates six key measurements data points into an all-in-one package which can be integrated into smartphones.
December 14, 2017
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MediaTek said to have a pair of 12nm mid-range chipsets on the way, Helio P40 and Helio P70
MediaTek is pretty much unknown in the U.S. as most of its chips are found inside devices that are made and sold in China. But if current reports are true, Apple is about to give the company a huge shot of publicity, stateside.
January 2, 2018
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Meet HTC's new Desire 12 and 12+ entry-level troopers: Great design, but modest specs
HTC just added two new devices to its Desire portfolio, the Desire 12 and 12+, two affordable handsets that aim to broaden the company's influence on the dynamic entry-level market. Let's see how these two will try to vie for your attention.
March 20, 2018
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Meet Mophie's first external battery to feature AC power
The new Mophie Powerstation AC is a high-capacity external battery with AC power and USB-C PD fast charging for laptops, tablets, phones and other devices.
January 3, 2018
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Meet Rainway, a platform that allows you to play PC and console games on your phone
There have been numerous platforms that have allowed enthusiastic gamers to stream their games to other platforms and play remotely, but the majority of these have failed short on their promises. Yet, there's always space for the next startup to try its knack at delivering just that.
January 11, 2018
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Mega Man Mobile series for Android review: Malfunctioning robots
What should be a celebration of an iconic video game series is dragged down by development issues.
February 20, 2018
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Meizu 15 render appears revealing curved screen, fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup
Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of renders that allegedly show the front and back of the Meizu 15 Plus. The handset features very thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a dual camera setup on back.
January 26, 2018
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Meizu M6S redefines "affordable": 18:9 display, Samsung hardware, and a notch on the side
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has a new mid-range device in the portfolio and it ticks a trove of important boxes - it's affordable, it's boasting that trendy fullscreen all-metal design, and most importanly, has a neat a set of hardware inside.
January 18, 2018
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Meizu on-screen fingerprint scanner patent leaks
News has come out that smartphone manufacturer Meizu filed a patent for an on-screen fingerprint scanner. The scanner is likely to be used for unlocking the phone, financial payments and to function like Meizu's super Mback virtual button.
March 15, 2018
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Meltdown and Spectre: very few enterprise mobile devices are patched, and many will never be
The Meltdown and Spectre bugs have been in the headlines for a couple of weeks now, but it seems the patches are not being installed on handsets. Analysis of more than 100,000 enterprise mobile devices shows that just a tiny percentage of them have been protected against the vulnerabilities -- and some simply may never be protected.
January 16, 2018
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Menacing Android botnet still thrives 16 months after coming to light
"DressCode" poses a major risk, because it opens a direct connection to infected phones.
January 26, 2018
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse AR Emojis are now available on the Galaxy S9
Characters from Frozen, The Incredibles, and Zootopia are coming later.
March 16, 2018
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Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions
Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone.
December 20, 2017
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Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions
Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor is just as precise as the normal tabletop models used in scientific labs.
December 20, 2017
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MicroLED versus OLED -- Differences, Features, What Can It Change & Everything Else Explained
Right now, all the buzz seems to be around OLED panels because it allows smartphones to become slimmer, exude a high level of brightness and conserve power. Unfortunately, only a few phone manufacturers can incorporate it in their devices because rough estimates put OLED screens as being three times more expensive than traditional IPS LCD panels.
March 19, 2018
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Microsoft Edge for iOS gets iPhone X support
Support for iPhone X is headed out to testers with the latest version of Microsoft Edge for iOS.
December 12, 2017
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Microsoft Garage launches Photos Companion app for Android and iOS
Now it's easier to move your photos from your phone to the Windows 10 Photos app.
February 15, 2018
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Microsoft goes all in with Android apps for business
Over the past few years, Microsoft has embraced the Android operating system with surprising enthusiasm. Most of the company's 100+ apps in the Google Play Store are aimed at its business customers. Here's an overview of what you'll find for your Android phone.
March 26, 2018
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Microsoft India President asked about the Surface Phone, drops a couple of hints
Over the past month, the rumor of a Microsoft Surface Phone have been revitalized. Some patents popped up, some artist-made renders appeared. While none of these is proof that Microsoft is still working on the phone, it does show that the company has been experimenting with the idea of a tablet that can fold in two to become a smartphone -- the ultimate "phablet".
December 27, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Outlook for iOS and Android
Cortana will read your emails aloud during car journeys
March 5, 2018
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Microsoft is testing Cortana in Outlook on iOS and Android
A new feature would allow Cortana to read you your emails during your commute.
March 5, 2018
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Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0
Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will be shutting down the push notifications service on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 devices.
February 19, 2018
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Microsoft Launcher gets big beta update with new features and tweaks
The latest big update to hit Microsoft Launcher for Android brings several new features for testing.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher is very popular with Android users
Microsoft has become one of the most relevant mobile developers by offering its best products and services to (virtually) everyone who owns a smartphone and tablet -- for free. Major apps like Word, Skype and Outlook are among the most popular titles in their respective categories on the two biggest platforms: Android and iOS.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher scores a handful of optimizations and improvements in the latest update
Microsoft has been on a roll expanding the functionality of its Android launcher over the last couple of months. A new update for Microsoft Launcher is now rolling out on Google Play, adding a handful of practical and customization features to the mix. The new stuff includes adjustable size for home screen and app drawer icons, Oreo app shortcuts, and other improvements. Here's the changelog for the new version of Microsoft Launcher (v. 4.5.0.39810):
January 26, 2018
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Microsoft Launcher update adds option to create folders in app drawer, more
Microsoft Launcher is bringing more new features to its users. After adding a host of improvements to the Android app last week, Microsoft is now delivering another update that includes some of the most requested features.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher with Cortana is truly great on Android
If you have never seen Microsoft's Launcher for Android in action with Cortana today is your lucky day. Here is our quick video tour of this productivity-focused launcher.
February 20, 2018
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Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for Android and iOS
Last year, we reported that Microsoft is working on a Photos Companion app for Android and iOS; the app serves as a way for users to wirelessly sync photos from their smartphone with the Photos app on Windows 10. Today, Microsoft has officially released the app on both platforms.
February 15, 2018
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Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for easy phone-to-PC photo transfers
Microsoft has announced the launch of its Photos Companion app on both iOS and Android. The app lets you easily copy pictures from your iOS/Android device to your Windows 10 PC wirelessly and hassle-free.
February 15, 2018
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Microsoft made Android Windows-friendly -- but the work is far from done
I'm a big fan of Microsoft's services and support on Android, but there are still too many Microsoft ecosystem apps and services that are either half-baked or simply not available. Here's what I'd like to see Redmond do next.
January 16, 2018
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Microsoft outlines its strategy for bringing Progressive Web Apps to Windows 10
For a while now, we've been hearing Microsoft talk about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), web apps that use modern technologies "to provide a more app-like experience." These include features like push notifications, Fetch networking, Service Worker, Cache API, and Web App Manifest.
February 6, 2018
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Microsoft Outlook for iOS gains new Search-related features, major improvements
Outlook has just received a new update on iOS that brings a handful of improvements meant to enhance the Search experience. The first thing you'll notice after the update is that Search now has its own tab on a simplified navigation bar.
February 8, 2018
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Microsoft patents locking mechanism fueling more Surface Phone rumors
After Microsoft seemingly abandoned its Windows Phone endeavors, and then sold off Nokia's feature phone division and rights; fans of the company's mobile - and Lumia brand - have wandered around aimlessly hoping for some good news.
February 23, 2018
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Microsoft Phone: Bend, Fold, and Wear
The "cuff phone" could Be Microsoft's re-entry into the smartphone and wearables market all at once.
January 1, 2018
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Microsoft Pix cozies up to LinkedIn with new business card feature
The Microsoft Pix app for iPhone can now scan information from business cards and share it to LinkedIn and automatically create new contacts.
March 9, 2018
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Microsoft Pix's AI gets even smarter, Business Card feature works with LinkedIn to make it easier than ever to manage your contacts
Today's update from Microsoft debuts a new feature for its intelligent camera app, Microsoft Pix, that works with LinkedIn, showcasing the productivity capabilities of the AI-powered camera.
March 9, 2018
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Microsoft Pix's business card feature now works with addresses
Now you can use Microsoft Pix to scan and take action on business card addresses.
April 02, 2018
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Microsoft readies Progressive Web Apps for Windows 10 and the Microsoft Store
Microsoft has today announced that it will be automatically bringing PWAs to the Microsoft Store, and has detailed its plans for PWA support in Windows 10 Redstone 4.
February 6, 2018
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Microsoft retires Outlook Web App (Android/iOS)
Microsoft has announced the retirement of Outlook Web App (OWA) for iPhone, iPad and Android. Since an Outlook app for iOS and Android devices is available, OWA will be retired in May 2018. What seems to be a minor thing, will cause huge impacts on business environments in European Union countries.
March 8, 2018
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Microsoft rolls out advanced calling features to Teams
Microsoft has announced a major update to Microsoft Teams, heralding the arrival of new calling features meant to accommodate previous Skype for Business users.
December 12, 2017
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Microsoft starts selling Lumia Windows phones again
Probably your last chance to buy a Lumia if you're a fan
February 26, 2018
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Microsoft Store set to soon sell Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone
Yes, it's another Android phone in the Microsoft Store. But at least it's a pretty damn good one.
January 11, 2018
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Microsoft Surface Phone? New leaks suggest it's still happening!
It was about a couple of years ago when Microsoft called it quits on the hardware side of the smartphone market and said it will focus on developing its software suite for mobile, continue to develop Windows 10 for all platforms, but leave phone-building to 3rd party manufacturers. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL were the last top-tier Windows phones made by Redmond itself.
December 11, 2017
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Microsoft Teams gets calling to external phone systems functionality
Microsoft is making good on its commitment to enable some advanced telephony capabilities in its Teams group-chat service.
December 12, 2017
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Microsoft tees up Windows 10 support of Progressive Web Apps
Microsoft will be ready to support PWAs in the Microsoft Store as of Windows 10 Redstone 4. Here's its game plan.
February 6, 2018
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Microsoft testing more design tweaks for Skype on Android
The Skype team is testing yet another set of design tweaks for its Android app.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft to drop Outlook on the Web mobile apps for iOS, Android by mid-May
Microsoft is 'retiring' the Outlook on the Web/OWA mobile apps for iOS and Android in favor of the native Outlook mobile apps for iOS and Android over the next couple of months.
March 8, 2018
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Microsoft To-Do for Android now lets you add tags to your tasks
If hashtags are your thing, now you can use them to organize your tasks in To-Do.
March 13, 2018
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Microsoft updates OneNote for Android with Office Lens integration
If you're not familiar with Office Lens, it's one of the more useful applications that Microsoft offers. You can use it to scan documents, and it will automatically crop and straighten them. With the app itself, the document can be exported as an image or PDF, or you can send it to OneNote, Word, and other Office applications.
January 2, 2018
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Microsoft updates Skype for Android with new Material Design looks, here's what it looks like
Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft updated the iOS version of Skype to support the iPhone X and its unorthodox display, but also overhauled the interface of the app with new looks.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft updates Skype for mobile with TripAdvisor and StubHub add-ins
Microsoft's Skype has just announced a major update is now making its way to Android and iOS devices. The main highlight of the update is the addition of TripAdvisor and StubHub integration, which should enable Skype users to organize their next trips directly in a group chat.
March 20, 2018
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Microsoft wants you to install its Launcher on the Samsung Galaxy S9
Since we last took a look at the smartphones that Microsoft was selling in the US, the company has added two new Android handsets to its online store.
March 9, 2018
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Microsoft's first major SwiftKey update includes a new toolbar with GIFs, stickers, and more
Microsoft is unveiling its first major update to the SwiftKey keyboard it acquired back in 2016. Today's 7.0 release replaces the existing hub found in the keyboard with a new toolbar that expands to provide access to stickers, GIFs, and soon some useful location and calendar features. The new toolbar is designed to make it quicker to insert GIFs, emoji, and the new sticker packs that Microsoft will be making available.
March 15, 2018
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Microsoft's outgoing Windows chief Terry Myerson's goodbye email to his team
Microsoft's head of Windows is leaving the company after 21 years, as Microsoft says it's repositioning for the future. This is Myerson's farewell email to his team.
March 29, 2018
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Microsoft's rumored folding tablet shows up in renders
Is it possible that Microsoft is about to hit the mobile market with a hot new product? Late last week, we showed you images from a patent application filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft's secret Surface patents have transformed into this 3D concept
Microsoft is reportedly working on a foldable notepad-like mobile device, much like the company's Courier concept. While there have been rumors of a Surface Phone for years, the software giant filed patents last week, which provided a very close look at some of the intricate hinge details for such a device. Designer David Breyer has now taken the detailed patent images and transformed them into impressive 3D concept artwork.
December 18, 2017
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Microsoft's SMS Organizer is the perfect messaging app, but you can't use it outside of India
This is what Android Messages should have been from the beginning.
February 9, 2018
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Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard for Android is a sorry mess
SwiftKey on Android is not a good Android keyboard. In fact, it might be the worst one out there.
December 6, 2017
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Microsoft's To-Do app update fixes bugs and now remembers your name on Android
Microsoft has rolled out an update for the To-Do app on Android that bumps it up to version 1.24.55. It mainly consists of bug fixes, with no new frontend features getting added to this release.
February 16, 2018
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Mid-range Pixel phone aimed at emerging markets reportedly in the works
Google has been targeting emerging markets with its Android One and Android Go initiatives, but the company is now reportedly also working on a mid-range Pixel-branded smartphone, aimed at the price-sensitive market segment.
April 02, 2018
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Minimalistic or heavy user interface: what do you prefer?
There are a ton of smartphone manufacturers out there. And while many of them take different decisions on how to combine and use hardware, there are two general software philosophies that different phone slingers adhere to.
March 13, 2018
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MIOPS Splash: The world's first smartphone-controlled water drop photography kit
Camera trigger company MIOPS has launched a new specialized photography kit that aims to help photographers get into water drop photography. Called the MIOPS Splash, this standalone kit doesn't require an extra trigger, and is said to be the first of its kind that's controlled with a smartphone.
April 03, 2018
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MIT Builds Chip for More Efficient AI on Smartphones
Let's face it: Neural networks are not practical for handheld devices.
February 15, 2018
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MIUI 9.2 now rolling out to Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, and more
MIUI 9.2 brings a host of new features to the popular ROM.
January 22, 2018
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Mobile ads shift to using video as spending doubles
With consumers spending more of their smartphone time in apps worldwide, in-app advertising continued to be the main growth area in worldwide mobile ad spending and video ads are increasingly dominant.
December 18, 2017
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Mobile Automation That Works
Take a look at some of the top test automation frameworks for mobile and how they save time and improve quality for Android apps.
February 22, 2018
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Mobile phone dealer boss faces 12 years in director limbo
Did somebody say VAT fraud? Yes, the Insolvency Service did
February 15, 2018
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Mobile Photography Workflow: Pushing the Envelope With Lightroom and Pixel
It's no secret most of the world's photos are now shot with, and viewed on, a smartphone. For casual photography, the impressive on-board processing of modern phones is usually plenty: Simply shoot and share.
March 2, 2018
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Moment debuts anamorphic lens for the iPhone, Galaxy, and Pixel
For the past week or so, Moment, known for its photography accessories for smartphones, has been teasing something new. Now, the firm has announced a Kickstarter project for its new anamorphic lens and accompanying accessories.
March 27, 2018
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Moto Z3 Play may nix the audio jack
The standard audio jack is going the way of the northern white rhino, and the latest case maker renders of a supposed Motorola Moto Z3 Play come to prove that trend. While the Z2 Play, released last year, still carries one, despite its ultra-slender sub-6mm frame, the bottom part of the wrapper you see here, has no cutout for the jack.
March 29, 2018
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March 29, 2018
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Monument Valley is free on the Play Store in certain countries
The United States and Canada need not apply.
January 2, 2018
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Monster P20 Pro brings triple 40MP camera, notch-y Android
Huawei promised us "mooore" for its next flagships, and today it really delivered... the kitchen sink of specs and options thrown into two notcholicious phones, the P20 and the P20 Pro. Well, technically, there is a third one, the P20 Lite, but that one was already launched even without the official announcement to pad the midrange.
March 27, 2018
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Mophie is working on a Qi charging case for the iPhone X
There are plenty of battery pack cases for the iPhone X, but Mophie is the Kleenex of charging cases, and so far it hasn't delivered anything but wireless charging bases for Apple's flagship.
March 5, 2018
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More ads are coming to Instagram Stories soon, but you can still swipe away
If you are an avid Instagram user, you've probably noticed the various business ads that have slowly began creeping into Instagram's own Stories. Fortunately, these are quite user-friendly and can be easily dismissable by simply swiping away. Until now, Instagram allowed businesses to insert only one piece of a photo or video in their story, but this is soon going to change.
February 1, 2018
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More evidence suggests the OnePlus 6 will feature a notched 19:9 display
First, a common misconception needs to be dealt with: The notch doesn't occupy existing screen real-estate; rather, it's the screen digging into the upper bezel on either side of the front camera or the speaker grill, though you do end up losing space in the status bar by virtue of its location at the top of the phone.
March 8, 2018
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More information about the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 Max appears in benchmark
Asus has already announced three new smartphones last month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018, but the ZenFone 5 Max, one of the devices leaked back in January, was not among them.
March 12, 2018
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More lawsuits against Apple over iPhone slowdowns, one demands $1 trillion
Over the past month, thousands of iPhone users worldwide finally got a confirmation that they are, in fact, not insane -- older iPhones do get slower with time and no, it's not just because new iOS versions are more demanding.
December 27, 2017
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More Moto G6, Plus and Play specs leak out, along with their prices
Info about Motorola's upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, likely at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The three devices will purportedly have a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year's Moto X4.
February 15, 2018
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More Nokia 7 Plus images appear
We've seen a few, allegedly press images of the Nokia 7 Plus before, and today Nokia's upcoming midranger got fleshed out with a bit more official footage. The snaps depict a black and a white versions that show the lock screen and fairly thin but by no means skinny bezels.
February 23, 2018
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More Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: AGM's X3 with IP68, Coming Summer 2018
Unlike previous years, where Mobile World Congress would showcase the premier devices on the latest chipsets, this year was more muted. The product cadence for most companies is slightly offset, due to chipset availability.
March 12, 2018
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More Trouble In Paradise; Wireless Charging Wears Out The iPhone X's Batteries Much Quicker Than Traditional Means Suggest Tests
It's no secret. Apple had huge expectations for the iPhone X, and so far, the smartphone does not meet them. Not only did the device fail to meet sales expectations, Apple also had to cut down production, which is a rare occurrence when we talk about the iconic smartphone lineup. Add to this troubles with iOS 11, and once again, Cupertino has a lot on its plate. Now, looks like another storm is on the horizon for the company.
March 15, 2018
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Most anticipated upcoming phones in 2018
As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to take a look back to the past and into the future.
December 12, 2017
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Most notable device announcements that came out of MWC in the last 10 years
All eyes are on Mobile World Congress 2018, which shouldn't be too surprising given how this year's show is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory -- thanks in part to the number of flagships we're expecting to see
February 23, 2018
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Motion Stills 2.0 features dinosaurs and aliens!
Motion Stills -- Google's take at GIF and Live Photos creation -- has received its 2.0 update. The latest version brings in some welcome additions, including user interface enhancements, the implementation of AR stickers, which you can apply to your videos and some minor tweaks to the settings menu. Let's take an in-depth look of the newly brought changes:
February 6, 2018
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Moto E5 appears in render with rear fingerprint sensor
Our first look at the Moto E5 shows a lot of similarities to the E4, but that's not a bad thing.
January 16, 2018
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Moto G4 Play finally has Android 7.1.1 Nougat 13 months later
Who needs Oreo when you have Nougat, right?
January 4, 2018
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Moto G5 Plus Fully Spec'd Out Version Is the Ideal Phone Purchase for Those on a Budget
Looking at the value the Moto G5 Plus now brings to the table, it presents the ideal purchase for you. That is correct, the larger variant of the G5 family is now even cheaper thanks to the latest discount, but you will still want to pay attention to the hardware specifications of the device.
March 15, 2018
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Moto G5 Plus Prime Edition lockscreen can be bypassed by tapping on the ad [Update]
Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phone program began in 2016, offering phones at a discounted price with a caveat: advertisements on the lock screen. It's a tradeoff that many have come to accept, with even some high-end devices from LG being added to the offerings.
January 25, 2018
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Moto G5 Plus "Prime Exclusive" edition with a major security drawback
Most Amazon users have heard about its "Prime Exclusive Phones" program. In case you haven't, essentially it's a selection of phones, sold by the company at a significantly lower price. But there is one catch - all devices come with lockscreen Amazon offers and ads. Twitter user by the name of Jaraszski Colliefox got another "exclusive" feature as well - a way to break through the lock screen of his Moto G5 Plus without entering a password or fingerprint.
January 25, 2018
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Moto G6 Play leaked renders show the phone from all sides
Just last week, we saw the Moto G6 trio of upcoming phones leak out and today, the most affordable of the bunch, the Moto G6 Play gets revealed in even more detail.
January 26, 2018
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Moto G6 Plus release drawing near, new regulatory filing shows
Info about Motorola's upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, as the phones have been popping up in certification databases already, indicating a nearby release.
March 23, 2018
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Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play new leak leaves nothing to the imagination
The nearly full 2018 Motorola line-up has just recently leaked out in a show-breaker that Evan Blass, the most prolific phone leaker, classified as the most "thorough, early and potentially damaging to the company".
January 18, 2018
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Moto X4 with 6GB RAM and Android Oreo headed to Flipkart and Moto Hubs in India
Last week Motorola India posted a teaser of an enhanced version of the Moto X4 and now the company has confirmed that the device is headed to Flipkart and its offline Moto Hub stores starting February 1 in India.
January 26, 2018
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Moto Z2 Force Review: Modular Flagship Phone
Although Apple and Samsung get much of the attention in the phone market, Motorola is still in there swinging. It's latest flagship model is the Moto Z2 Force, which has a large display, speedy processor, and a high-end camera.
December 18, 2017
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Motorola allegedly scraps the Moto X5, development of Moto Mods limited to only a few
Remember the news about the Moto X4 sequel that Motorola might launch at some point this year? We even had a picture of a prototype unit, so the leak was looking pretty solid at that time.
March 9, 2018
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Motorola launches Moto Z Market app, so you can order Moto Mods on your Android phone
Motorola wants to make it easier for customers to purchase Moto Mods for their smartphones, including ordering these accessories on their handsets. The new Moto Z Market application for Android does just that by allowing Motorola smartphone owners to order Moto Mods compatible with their device.
December 19, 2017
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Motorola Moto G6 Play gets benchmarked, brings Oreo
Motorola is gearing up to unveil its next G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus entrants, with a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year's Moto X4, and prices that will make you smile. While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now.
February 20, 2018
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Motorola Moto X4 review:
An awesome midrange Android phone
December 20, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play allegedly leak out; is that a Samsung Galaxy-like dual curve screen?
Lenovo and Motorola Mobility seem to be preparing an important design overhaul for most of the Moto phones that are scheduled to be launched this year. After seeing renders allegedly presenting the Moto X5 and the Moto G6 family, we can now also take a look at what appears to be the Moto Z3 series - including a regular Moto Z3, and a Moto Z3 Play.
January 16, 2018
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Motorola reportedly laying off up to half of its Chicago engineering staff
The Moto Z line could also be in jeopardy.
March 9, 2018
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Motorola starts testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto Z2 Play
Motorola is one of the not so many companies that have already released Android 8.0 Oreo updates for some of its smartphones. After Moto Z2 Force, it appears that the next smartphone to get the update is a mid-range device, the Moto Z2 Play.
January 23, 2018
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Motorola's 2018 smartphones featured in massive leak
Very often details about upcoming smartphones are leaked online through various sources, but to get images and features from the entire lineup for a year is something very crazy and that's exactly what has happened in case of Motorola now.
January 18, 2018
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Motorola's apparently canceling the Moto X5 and scaling back on Moto Mods
Don't expect another Hasselblad camera mod anytime soon.
March 9, 2018
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Motorola's Moto E5 appears in 3D renders, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor confirmed
Most of Motorola's 2018 lineup has already been leaked earlier this month, so there are little surprises still waiting for fans of the US brand. However, the Moto E5 was a bit under the radar when it comes to pictures and details about specs.
January 26, 2018
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Motorola's new G6 lineup -- Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play, gets leaked
Motorola fans rejoice, as your favorite brand has quite a few surprises in store for you. Well, not anymore since they all ended up on the internet, but that no reason not to be excited, right?
January 16, 2018
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MoviePass tracks your location before and after you go to the movies
Is your data worth a good deal on movies?
March 5, 2018
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Movies purchased via Google Play have extra content in Movies Anywhere
Get ready for more behind-the-scenes and bloopers.
December 20, 2017
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Moviphone is basically a OnePlus 5 with a built-in projector
No mods needed.
January 9, 2018
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MrMobile goes hands-on... with a cell tower
Fun fact: when I was selling mobile phones back in 2004, I would spend the store's slow days taking online training courses reserved for my employer's engineers, fascinated by the networks that made mobile phones work. 14 years (and a change of careers) later, my network curiosity still burned strong. So I asked AT&T to let me go hands-on with a cell site -- and to my great surprise, the carrier said yes!
January 5, 2018
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MrMobile Review: The Galaxy S9 is a clever camera in a classic casing
It's never easy to quantify the latest flagship smartphone from a company like Samsung ... because no matter how disappointing or dazzling it turns out to be, the latest Galaxy will always sell like gangbusters.
March 8, 2018
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MrMobile's frugal phone favorites
A thought occurred to me as I was reviewing the Galaxy Note 8 last year, and then it popped up again when I took a look at the iPhone X. A lot of people think you need to pay almost a thousand dollars for a good smartphone these days. And while you, the astute Android Central reader, might know this already, it bears repeating: you don't.
January 8, 2018
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MrMobile's two-month take on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro
The Mate 10 Pro was supposed to make Huawei a household name in the United States, with an AT&T logo on its back and a prominent place on store shelves. But thanks to the last-minute collapse of that deal, the Mate 10 Pro is instead stuck in the same no-carrier purgatory that relegated its predecessors to North American footnotes.
January 26, 2018
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Multi-Window on phones is the best Android feature you're probably not using
Lately I've found myself trying to do more in a shorter time, which means employing tools my phone already offers -- like Multi-Window.
February 6, 2018
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Music section dropped from Microsoft Store for Insiders
As we draw closer to the demise of Groove Music as a service, Microsoft is closing up shop on music sales in the Windows 10 Microsoft Store app.
December 14, 2017
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'Music Videos' section goes live in Apple Music
A new "Music Videos" section has gone live in Apple Music, available to premium subscribers. The feature has been teased for a few weeks now, alongside iOS 11.3, but it seems to be rolling out ahead of the OS update.
March 29, 2018
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My coverage is bigger than yours: Verizon spats with AT&T over the FirstNet responders' network
Back in 2017, AT&T won a quarter-century contract from FirstNet to roll out and maintain a dedicated LTE network that will exclusively serve the communication needs of "first responders" like police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and other services throughout the United States' 56 states and territories.
March 13, 2018
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My iPhone SE 2 wish list
Rumor has it that Apple will update the iPhone SE this year. All I want is iPhone X technology in a 4-inch body. Is that asking so much?
February 2, 2018
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My Tamagotchi Forever brings the 90s to your smartphone
We had all but forgotten about Tamagotchis. But those attention-starved little creatures are coming back.
March 15, 2018
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MyFitnessPal breach compromises 150 million user accounts
Under Armour began notifying users today about a data breach that compromised 150 million accounts on its popular lifestyle app, MyFitnessPal -- a free calorie counter and exercise journal available on both iOS and Android. The company first learned of the breach today and acted quickly to notify users via both email and in-app notifications.
March 29, 2018
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Mysterious gaming smartphone by Xiaomi dominates AnTuTu benchmark, beware Razer?
Although it's too early to announce that we are entering into a golden era for gaming smartphones, there seem to be a lot of traction going on in this niche segment. Razer with its Razer Phone was the latest to send the largest ripples that now echo all the way to mainland China, where local superstar Xiaomi could be prepping an answer to Razer.
February 20, 2018
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Misc. - N

Nacho Notch can hide the cutout on top of your Android handset's display
While there are only a few handsets on the market with a notch cutout on the top of the display, it looks like more could be on the way if rumors and leaks are to be believed. But what if you are a fan of the phone as a whole, but aren't a fan of the cutout design? Per usual, there's an app to fix that issue and its called 'Nacho Notch - Notch Hider'.
March 29, 2018
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Nearly a third of tech workers are ready to #DeleteFacebook
The fallout from the Cambridge Analytica fiasco has done a great deal of damage to not only Facebook's reputation, but also its finances. In the short term, the social network can afford to take a hit on share prices, but in the longer term there is the trust of users to regain.
March 27, 2018
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Need help with your new device? Here's how to use the Apple Support app
Experiencing issues with a device you received as a gift this holiday season? Apple's support app has a chat feature may come in handy for you. Here's how to use it!
December 27, 2017
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New Android Malware Mines Cryptocurrency So Hard it Fries Your Battery
For many people, mobile devices are their main computing device. It's no surprise then that malware creators have followed them to mobile platforms. Most pieces of Android malware do one or two things, often in a surreptitious manner to evade detection.
December 19, 2017
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New BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition goes really well with whiskey
It's a BlackBerry KEYone, but it goes well with sipping the good stuff.
January 9, 2018
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New data suggests iOS limits device performance based on battery age
Is iOS degrading your device's performance based on your battery's age?
December 18, 2017
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New Dell PCs to Sync Messages, Calls With IPhone and Android
Dell, seeking to appeal to consumers who live most of their days on their smartphones, has created a tool that will allow text messages, calls, and apps from those devices to appear on its latest PCs.
January 9, 2018
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New Dragon Ball Fighting Game Revealed For Mobile
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March 20, 2018
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New Firmware Update Rolling Out for Galaxy S9+, Improves Call Quality and More
Given the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a relatively new device, one wouldn't expect it to get an update anytime soon, considering that it already comes pre-loaded with the March security patch. However, it looks like there's a minor update rolling out today for the Galaxy S9+. For now, only the larger Galaxy S9+ seems to have received it, but it is also in the works for the base model.
March 29, 2018
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New flagship killers: Asus releases the ZenFone 5 family
Asus' ZenFone handsets have been around for about 4 years now and, while they haven't picked up a great deal of steam, they offer their own sets of interesting features on midrange and flagship phones. A lot of them center around the camera, with laser focus, and wide-angle lenses or 2x optical zoom having been in the company's portfolio already in the past.
February 27, 2018
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New flash storage standard opens the way for 8K video capture on smartphones
Storage speeds on smartphones, Chromebooks, VR headsets and automotive devices are about to make a huge leap forward. Standards group JEDEC has announced the new UFS 3.0 flash storage standard, which doubles the theoretical speed of the current UFS 2.1 standard to 2.9 GB/s, all while lowering power consumption and allowing for operation at a greater range of temperatures.
February 2, 2018
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New Huawei P20 leak: looks totally different than the prototype we saw previously
Following the Huawei P20 leaks can turn into an emotional roller coaster pretty quickly. First, we heard about three variants -- Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Plus. Then, the Pro rumors were retracted and we got the more predictable lineup of P20 Lite, P20, P20 Plus. We heard about a triple camera module... only to see an alleged prototype of the P20 in live photos showing the same dual camera module as before.
February 23, 2018
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New Huawei P20 photos show a dual-camera system
Could a three-lens system still be in the works?
February 23, 2018
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New iOS 11.2.5 bug: This Indian character will crash your iPhone and lock down the Messages app
A new plague is coming upon iOS 11.2.5 users and it's a nasty one.
February 15, 2018
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New leak shows off the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play in all their glory
The leak gives us a detailed look at the specs on offer with the Moto G6 series.
March 30, 2018
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New LG V30 update adds all the AI camera features of the V30S ThinQ
When LG officially introduced the LG V30S ThinQ at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 last month, it promised to bring its unique camera features to the LG V30 and V30+ at some point.
March 9, 2018
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New Live Titles, animated labels, and more in Clips update!
Apple rolled out a new update for the Clips app; here are all the new and shiny features!
March 27, 2018
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New Motorola Moto Mods (including a camera supporting interchangeable lenses) are reportedly coming soon
Motorola Mobility is seemingly getting ready to release several new Moto Mods for its Moto Z smartphones. The most interesting - and possibly the most expensive - among them should be a camera Mod with support for interchangeable lenses (made by the likes of Canon, Nikon, and Sony). Such a Moto Mod could transform a Moto Z smartphone into a serious alternative to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, although it remains to be seen how well this can perform.
January 30, 2018
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New MXene materials could capture wasted frictional energy from smartphones
Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone, it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone's battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
February 1, 2018
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New Nokia 7 model with better CPU and Android Oreo may be launched soon
Nokia 7 is one of the smartphones launched by HMD that are exclusive to China. However, rumor has it, the Finnish handset maker plans to release the Nokia 7 (or the Nokia 6 2018) in the United States in the coming months.
January 26, 2018
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New OnePlus 6 leak reveals 3.5mm jack, interesting rear
Last month, we saw two photos allegedly presenting a OnePlus 6 prototype - a large phone with an iPhone X-like notch, a centered dual rear camera, and a fingerprint scanner below it. Now, we can take a look at another image that supposedly also shows OnePlus' next-generation smartphone.
March 27, 2018
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New patent for Microsoft's Andromeda 'Surface phone' shows off haptics
If Microsoft is indeed still planning to release a Surface phone, it's among the worst kept secrets in technology at this point. Reports indicate that the device is still coming, and it seems that a new patent surfaces (pun intended) every week. Today is no different, as yet another patent has emerged showing off the haptic engine on the foldable tablet.
December 27, 2017
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New Polymer Could Lead to Phone Screen That Heals When Cracked
We've all experienced that moment of dread as a phone escapes your hand and tumbles to the floor. Will it be cracked when you pick it up? A cracked screen today could cost you hundreds of dollars to fix, but a new material accidentally developed by researchers in Tokyo might lead to phone screens that heal themselves after a crack.
December 20, 2017
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New Pokemon Go Update Out Now, Here's What It Does
Pokemon Go's AR+ mode is here.
December 21, 2017
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New Qualcomm chips to put AI, premium features in cheaper phones
The Snapdragon 700 line of processors will power more affordable devices this year, especially in China.
February 27, 2018
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New renders show off LG G7 with notch, headphone jack, and smooth design
This year, LG is changing things up, removing itself from the vicious cycle of launching phones yearly, and instead, making new models available "when needed". The firm did offer up something at Mobile World Congress with the V30S ThinQ , but this wasn't an entirely new product and could be a considered as a revision of the V30 launched the previous year.
April 02, 2018
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New renders show off Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
During the past week, there have been a few leaks regarding the Galaxy S9 but when it comes to reliability of this information, you just can't be certain. Luckily, Evan Blass, who has been known in the past to be an extremely reliable, has revealed new renders of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
January 26, 2018
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New Samsung 'DeX Pad' dock could launch with Galaxy S9
This is the next step in 'your phone is your computer,' I suppose.
February 8, 2018
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New Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders show the phones next to each other
A couple of days ago, Samsung confirmed that it would officially announce its Galaxy S9 family of smartphones on February 25 at MWC 2018. For now, the company doesn't want to say much about the S9 series, other than the fact that it's going to bring a "reimagined" camera. Nevertheless, leaked renders - and even videos - have been suggesting that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ won't be too different from the S8 and S8+, at least not when it comes to design.
January 26, 2018
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New Samsung Galaxy S9 pictures leak: sleek in black, fingerprint moved within easier reach
Just last week, we saw leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, and today, we get to see high-resolution, detailed leaked renders of the smaller Galaxy S9. The leak comes courtesy of @onLeaks, a leakster with a nearly spotless track record. Note that these are not actual photographs of the device, but generated renders.
December 18, 2017
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New Samsung Galaxy S9 renders show the phone from all angles, no dual camera in sight
All the current rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 are pointing out the fact that the smartphone will be an incremental upgrade over this year's Galaxy S8, with little differences when it comes to design. Today, newly leaked Galaxy S9 renders are available, and they're showing us exactly what we're expecting to see.
December 14, 2017
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New Samsung Max app saves data, protects your privacy
Samsung just announced an Android app made with two goals in mind: to let you browse more and to help you do it more safely. It is called Samsung Max and it can be downloaded today from the Google Play store.
February 23, 2018
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New Samsung trademark hints at Galaxy S9/S9+ camera improvements
Samsung earlier today unveiled the Exynos 9810 officially -- the first true 9-series Exynos SoC that will power Samsung's flagship phones in 2018, in some markets, at least. Coincidentally, the South Korean tech giant also filed a new trademark in its home country today, that may very well hint at some of the camera improvements bound for its 2018 lineup.
January 4, 2018
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New "Sandstone White" OnePlus 5T model surfaces
A new OnePlus 5T model is coming: a "sandstone white" version of the OnePlus 5T has leaked out on Chinese retailer JD.com and rumors say the company will officially unveil the phone on January 5th. Initially, the new model will likely be headed to China only and we do not know if and when OnePlus plans to bring this to Western markets.
January 4, 2018
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New Sensor Measures Blood Pressure While You Hold Your Phone
Your smartphone already has a wide array of sensors inside, but it can't measure your blood pressure -- at least not yet. Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a prototype device that measures blood pressure via your smartphone. You're probably holding the phone for a few hours per day, so it might as well gather some health data while you do it.
March 9, 2018
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New Snapdragon 700-series unveiled, fusing premium features into the midrange
Qualcomm just took us for surprise at the MWC 2018 expo booth, and announced its newest Snapdragon 700 system-on-a-chip. The SoC brings many of the features that the flagship 800-series commands downmarket, such as 2x faster on-device AI, compared to the current cream of the midrange crop, the Snapdragon 660.
February 27, 2018
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New shot-on-iPhone short film Vortex shows you don't always need expensive cameras for great video
Shooting a cinematic video on just a phone is a bit of a cliche these days: we know that it's possible and we know people do it more and more, but this latest one is worth sharing because it pushes the boundaries with shooting technique.
December 12, 2017
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New study reveals that parental control apps don't protect children online
Parents, have you ever installed a parental control app on your teen's phone in order to keep track of where he/she goes online? Preliminary results from new research conducted by the University of Central Florida reveals that these apps, which show which websites your kid visited, block certain websites, and limit screen time, may not be effective.
April 05, 2018
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New study shows no human brain cancer risk from cellphone use
Two government tests that were part of an National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIH)/National Toxicology Program (NTP) study, blasted mice and rats with cellphone radiation. This did not end well for some of the rodents. There was a slight increase in a rare heart tumor discovered in the male rats, although the mice and female rats were unscathed.
February 5, 2018
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New study shows mixed results in linking cellphone radiation to cancer
A massive study carried out by the National Institute of Health looking at the effects of cellphone radiation on rodents has brought in some very mixed results. The study by the National Toxicology Program, which was carried out over the last 10 years, is the most comprehensive body of research available looking at the effects of radiation on rats and mice.
February 5, 2018
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New The Sims Mobile game launched on Android and iOS
Last year, Electronic Arts announced it will launch a brand new Sims mobile game, but it did not provide any ETAs. The good news is you can now download The Sims Mobile on your Android or iOS device for free. Unfortunately, the game is literally "clogged" with in-app purchases ranging from $2.99 to no less than $99.99 per item.
March 13, 2018
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New Toy Box sound pack and more in GarageBand iOS update
GarageBand on iOS just got a whole lot cooler.
March 27, 2018
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New US Customs guidelines limit copying files and searching cloud data
The US Customs and Border Protection agency has updated its guidelines for electronic border searches, clarifying what remain broad and potentially invasive procedures. The directive was published today, and it adds new detail to border search rules that were last officially updated in 2009.
January 5, 2018
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New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App Store
And we all still love Pokemon
January 4, 2018
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Newly-scored Wi-Fi certification brings the Android Oreo update an inch closer to your Galaxy Note 8
The Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been postponed due to unexpected reboots on some units, but hopefully the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 could is not being postponed. Actually, a SM-N950F device which is nothing else but the Note 8, has been just recently spotted making rounds on the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 on board.
February 20, 2018
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Next Samsung Galaxy phone might have on-screen fingerprint reader
Synaptics announced that its new scanner is entering mass production with a top-five manufacturer.
December 12, 2017
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Next version of Android could restrict access to hidden APIs
Recent commits to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) have pointed to some interesting changes that could potentially feature in the next version of Android. Modifications to how developers get access to the Application Programming Interfaces - or APIs for short - may have some dire implications for your favorite apps.
January 18, 2018
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NFL games will start streaming on all mobile carriers in January -- not just Verizon
Verizon's exclusivity on watching with a smartphone is over
December 11, 2017
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NFL streaming on mobile is no longer Verizon-exclusive, including Super Bowl 2018
The Super Bowl may not be Verizon-exclusive to stream on mobile devices any more, it seems, as the NFL announced a new five-year deal with America's largest carrier that introduces other carriers into the mix. Under the auspices of the new streaming deal that Verizon and NFL just outed, "All in-market games including national pre-season, regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl will be open to all mobile customers across Verizon and Oath's platforms next season."
December 11, 2017
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No controller support for Fortnite and PUBG? No problem! Use this lifehack to add trigger buttons to your phone!
Playing any type of shooter game on mobile has always been troublesome. Having to walk, strafe, aim, and shoot with nothing but your two thumbs over a glass screen is less than optimal. It's the main reason why a lot of people give up on shooters on phone altogether. But now, with the super-popular titles Fortnite and PUBG hitting mobile, a lot of people are going to be trying to get into it once again.
March 27, 2018
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No eavesdropping in this house: Apple's HomePod might feature mutable microphones
It seems that Apple doesn't want to reiterate the same mistakes Google did a few months ago - back then, it was discovered that a bug made some Google Home Mini constantly eavesdrop on their users, recording a ton of audio queries without being intended to. Although this was reportedly unintentional and promptly fixed, Google got a lot of bad rep.
January 22, 2018
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No good deed: Punishing Apple's Battery Health indicator
It only serves to show us our phones are less than perfect.
April 03, 2018
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No more cracks: Diamonds may become a phone screen's best friend
One of the biggest worries when you get a new smartphone is the possibility of accidentally cracking the screen. Companies make a lot of extra money on special cases and warranties to cover such a calamity. Now imagine screens made with one of the hardest substances in the world. And it could be coming to a phone by 2019.
February 5, 2018
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No one saw it coming: Rubin's Essential phone considered anything but
Paltry 50,000 sold, according to camera app download stats
December 13, 2017
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No slowdown in lawsuits over Apple's throttling of old iPhones
Apple has been in hot water ever since it acknowledged that it was slowing down older iPhones to help conserve batteries that were wearing out. The company has since apologized and attempted a make-good, offering replacement batteries for $29 on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 handsets. But that still hasn't stopped the lawsuits from mounting.
January 5, 2018
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No stereo recording on your new iPhone? MikMe will make your 4K videos sound professional, for a price
If there is a weak spot in Apple's iPhone video recording abilities, even the latest "4K at 60fps" crop, it's not the visuals, but rather the sound. While the iPhone has multiple mics for noise cancellation while on a call, the videos are still recorded with mono sound, long after most top-shelf Androids moved to stereo sound recording with an ever-increasing bitrate.
December 26, 2017
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No Virtual Fingerprint Sensor For Samsung's Galaxy Note9 Claims KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo As Samsung Faces Low Success Rates
With the Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ launch behind us, it's now time to see what else to expect from Samsung in 2018. Samsung took it slow this year, choosing to refine rather than upgrade its Galaxy S flagship smartphone lineup. Only the camera features for the S9 smartphones received strong upgrades, with other details, including battery life, remaining the same.
March 9, 2018
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No, HTC will not present a new flagship at MWC 2018
So, the Mobile World Congress is a pretty big thing -- a superevent where most companies, big or small, go to present their latest products. From eccentric KickStarter accessories to the most popular (Android) smartphones -- the show floor is flooded with conversation-starting gadgets.
January 25, 2018
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No, OnePlus is not working on a OnePlus X2
The OnePlus X2 is fake news.
February 6, 2018
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No, that's not a domino, it's just a super-tiny phone
The Zanco Tiny T1 phone is small enough that even Zoolander might use it.
January 4, 2018
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No, this is not a leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 photo
No, despite some reputable blogs portraying this blurry, low-res picture to be a "real" and "leaked" photograph of Samsung's next two flagship phones, this is NOT a leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy S9. And it sure isn't real either.
January 2, 2018
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Noa N7 smartphone captures 80MP images with 'high-resolution mode'
Lesser known Croatian brand Noa might not be the first manufacturer that springs to mind when you think about mobile photography, but the company will be launching a new mid-range device with some very interesting imaging features at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of this month.
February 15, 2018
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Nokia 1 and Android One-based Nokia 7+ leaked
HMD Global has scheduled a launch event at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018, where it is expected to announce numerous smartphones. A couple of those smartphones could be the Nokia 1 and the Nokia 7+, which were leaked by Evan Blass earlier today.
February 15, 2018
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Nokia 2 to be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo
HMD Global plans to update all its Nokia-branded smartphones to Android Oreo, the Finnish company confirmed a while ago. In fact, Nokia 8 has already received the update, while Nokia 5 and 6 are now going through the beta testing.
December 28, 2017
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Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 rumored to be joining Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 (2018) and Nokia 9
A couple of newcomers might be getting ready to join Nokia's rumored 2018 smartphone lineup. An APK file for the default Nokia camera app has revealed that the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone lineup this year.
January 2, 2018
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Nokia 6 (2018) is official and ships with a Snapdragon 630
The updated Nokia 6 is here, and it fixes our biggest issue with last year's model.
January 4, 2018
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Nokia 6 (2018) specs and pictures revealed by Chinese regulator agency
One of the major events in 2017 was Nokia's return. Well, technically, it's just the Nokia brand, while the phones are actually designed and commissioned by HMD Global -- a young company, filled to the brim with ex-Nokia and ex-Microsoft head honchos. So yes, the spirit carries on and we are getting carried away, let's get back on track.
December 12, 2017
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Nokia 6: An attractive and affordable Android One phone
Amid Nokia's slew of phone announcements during MWC 2018, the new Nokia 6 might have slipped under your radar. Sandwiched somewhere between the quirky, entry-level Nokia 8110 4G and the flashy, premium Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 6 is a steadfastly mid-tier phone running Google's stripped-down Android One OS.
February 27, 2018
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Nokia 6, your mission is to get the US to care about Nokia
It'll be a lonely foothold for the midrange phone, as the once mighty brand focuses its attentions elsewhere -- for now.
February 27, 2018
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Nokia 7 Plus comes with free Google Home Mini in tow in some markets
HMD is expected to introduce its new wave of smartphones revealed last month at Mobile World Congress 2018 this spring. Among them, the Nokia 7 Plus is one of the phones that we can't wait get our hands on (actually, we already did).
March 26, 2018
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Nokia 7 won't remain China-exclusive for too long, other countries will get it soon
HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7 as a China-exclusive back in October, but it looks like the smartphone will be making outside this country very soon. Unofficially, the smartphone is already available for purchase at some European retailers, but a few lucky countries will get it through official channels.
January 4, 2018
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Nokia 7+ live photo shows off the handset's thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio
We've seen images of the Nokia 7+ before, but today we have a new live photograph that shows the upcoming device's lock screen and thin bezels.
February 16, 2018
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Nokia 7+ gets revealed in first hands-on photo ahead of MWC 2018
This could be Nokia's best Android phone yet.
February 16, 2018
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Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 get new update with security improvements
HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has a reputation for releasing timely software upgrades to its smartphones. It looks like HMD isn't planning on resting on its laurels, as it recently rolled out a new update to its Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 models.
February 8, 2018
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Nokia 8 Pro with Snapdragon 845 and a penta-lens camera might be in the works
A "pro" version of the Nokia 8 is reportedly in the works, powered by the speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and sporting five cameras at the rear. Yes, five.
February 19, 2018
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Nokia 8 review: Returning to the world of Nokia without Windows
The Nokia 8 is a Nokia without Windows phone, but is it worth making the switch to Android for ardent fans?
December 5, 2017
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Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia's flagship 2018 smartphone, featuring a flexible (edge-type) 5.5" 1440x2560 (534 PPI) P-OLED (LGD) display, a snapdragon 835 Octa-Core CPU, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, Micro-SD slot (on the Dual-SIM model) and a 12+13 MP dual-pixel camera.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia 8 Sirocco, 7 Plus, and 6 join Android Enterprise Recommended
There are now 25 phones part of the initiative.
March 6, 2018
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Nokia 8: As pure as the driven Android - it's a classy return
No surprises, just a well made modern mobe
December 6, 2017
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Nokia 9 & Nokia 8 Pro On Track to be Announced This Year With in-Glass Fingerprint Readers Plus Massive Camera Upgrades
HMD unveiled four new Nokia smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018 trade show in Barcelona, including the Nokia 8 Sirrocco, the flagship phone that sports a beautiful OLED display, but sports a Snapdragon 835 instead of a Snapdragon 845.
March 5, 2018
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Nokia 9 passes through the FCC with questionable specs
The Nokia 9 is shaping up to be a very modest improvement over the Nokia 8.
December 19, 2017
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Nokia 9 specs spotted on FCC with Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0 Oreo
HMD Global released the high-end Nokia 8 earlier this year, but it seems the company is working on yet another flagship device, expected to launch with a Nokia 9 moniker. Over the past few weeks, we've heard about the Nokia 9 flagship device, including press renders, giving us a glimpse of what the handset may look like.
December 20, 2017
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Nokia 9 to Be First Flagship From HMD Global to Ship With an in-Glass Fingerprint Scanner
According to the latest rumors about the upcoming flagship Nokia 9, it could come with an in-display fingerprint reader. Since we only know of Synaptics who is currently able to produce such level of biometrics that can be embedded beneath an OLED display, HMD Global might have tapped the company as a supplier for the upcoming high-end offering.
March 13, 2018
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Nokia 3310 4G with Wi-Fi, VoLTE launched in China
Last year at Mobile World Congress, HMD Global announced the re-imagined version of the Nokia 3310 and followed it up with a 3G version of the device few months later. Now, the company has taken yet another step in making the device relevant in today's world by adding 4G and WiFi connectivity options.
January 30, 2018
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Nokia brings back the 8110 slide phone from The Matrix
Bezel-less screens on today's mobile devices are great and all, but there's just something so damned nifty about answering a call using a physical slider, like Neo did in The Matrix way back in 1999. Now, Nokia is hoping to bring the magic back by reviving the iconic 8110 from the film in the form of a 4G feature phone.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia isn't coming to the US with any carrier partners
Startup HMD Global is backtracking after its CEO told CNET that Nokia phones wouldn't be coming to the US this year.
February 26, 2018
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Nokia sold 4.4 million phones in the final quarter of 2017
The final quarter of 2017 turned out to be a good one for Nokia and HMD Global. The company reportedly sold 4.4 million smartphones in the year's final quarter surpassing the likes of Google and OnePlus. In terms of global sales, Nokia sits in 11th place.
February 16, 2018
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Nokia tallies strong feature phone sales in third quarter of 2017, led by iconic 3310
Research firm Counterpoint Research pulled out its trusty slide ru