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3 iPhone X hands-on video reviews push Apple at new audiences
Apple hopes the iPhone X will set the standard for the next ten years of smartphone development, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that Apple chose to push beyond traditional tech tastemakers by giving up-and-coming video bloggers a chance to look at the device.
October 31, 2017
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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 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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First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos
iPhone X pre-orders only just started, but our friend Chase Jarvis of CreativeLive somehow got his hands on one of the very first smartphones out in the wild. Naturally, he took this amazing opportunity to run around New York City like a maniac and create the first hands-on field test of the iPhone X!
October 31, 2017
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Hands on with the OnePlus 5T
OnePlus formally took the wraps off of its latest flagship today, and the 5T is very similar to the OnePlus 5 in many respects, with some important improvements. I was at the event, so naturally, I got to spend some hands on time with the phone.
November 16, 2017
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Hands-on & More With Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Kirin 970 Meets Artificial Intelligence
This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon's Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are a mix of something old and something new for the company.
October 16, 2017
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Hands-on and first impressions of the Apple iPhone X
Although Apple's iPhone X was announced in September, the handset was previously exposed prior to the event over the course of several months through leaked renders and images of dummy models.
November 6, 2017
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Hands-on: The OnePlus 5T closes the flagship gap with tiny bezels and better photos
When the OnePlus 5 arrived earlier this year, it was the closest the company had ever come to its original 'flagship killer' mantra. But for many potential buyers, there was one thing holding it back in after a year full of excellent smartphones: Bezels.
November 16, 2017
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Hands-on: The Razer Phone comes with a 120Hz display and incredibly good speakers
Smartphones in 2017 have been defined by devices with curvy form factors and ever-shrinking bezels. Razer's first smartphone -- simply called the Razer Phone -- is having none of that.
November 1, 2017
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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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HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life show up in a hands-on video
Following various leaks presenting renders and less-flattering photos of the unannounced HTC U11 Plus (or U11+), we can now see the smartphone in a hands-on video. Inadvertently published by Swiss publication Blick, said video can be watched at the second source link below (unfortunately, we can't embed it in this article).
October 31, 2017
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HTC U11+ hands-on preview: More screen, more battery, translucent body
HTC has a new phone with a giant battery, an 18:9 screen and Android Oreo. But you won't be able to buy it in the U.S.
November 2, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Five ways the neural processor is a game-changer
A smartphone that's actually smart.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Stepping up its game to flagship level
Huawei's strategy is a strange one here in the US, they're very selective with what devices end up being sold in stores or online. Its flagship smartphone this year for instance, the Huawei P10, isn't as readily available as its rivals. Instead of the P-series being the driving force here stateside, it's been left to the Mate series to compete -- and that's been the case since the Mate 8 quite honestly!
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Tiny bezels, AI smarts, and weird choices
Huawei may not be the biggest name in the West, but it recently surpassed Apple as the world's second biggest smartphone manufacturer. Now it's announcing two new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its first real entry into the bezel-less design trend that's made 2017 a wonderful year for smartphone design.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro hands-on: The questionable "Pro" model
Forging a similar strategy as its competitors, Chinese maker Huawei is bringing a one-two punch with its latest devices in the Mate series this upcoming holiday season. Just like Apple and Google before them, with their new iPhones and Pixels, the new Huawei Mate 10 smartphones are largely two slightly different devices. On one hand, you have the standard Mate 10, while on the other, we have its slightly beefier sibling in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
October 16, 2017
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Nokia 2 hands-on: It's all about the battery
The Nokia 2 offers two-day battery life along with the promise of timely updates.
October 31, 2017
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OnePlus 5T hands-on
The fight has been fierce as we quickly approach the crucial holiday season! The majority of phones have been either announced or released by now, but there are still a few stragglers who are intent on making the last impression.
November 16, 2017
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OnePlus 5T hands-on preview: Relentless iteration
The march of innovation never ends.
November 16, 2017
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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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Razer Phone hands-on preview: The gamer phone
Razer brings us the Nextbit Robin's supercharged, supersized gamer-focused successor.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers but not a gaming phone?
High-end features without a high-end price.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers, but not a gaming phone [MrMobile]
The idea of a smartphone built just for gamers is not a new one (recall my throwback video featuring the Nokia NGage from 2003). For PC-gaming goliath Razer, updating that idea for 2017 means blending bold design -- like a special 120Hz screen and loud speakers -- with uncharacteristic restraint (there's no manufacturer software skin aside from Nova Launcher) and a spec sheet that more than makes up for the lack of Chroma LEDs. Looks aside, a "Nextbit Robin 2" this is not.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on preview: The gamer phone
Razer brings us the Nextbit Robin's supercharged, supersized gamer-focused successor.
November 1, 2017
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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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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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Video: Watch our HTC U11+ hands-on!
HTC kicks off November with new flagship smartphone launch. It has the Taiwanese company's biggest screen to date, encased in hardware that finally feels as polished and modern as the M7 and M8 did back in the HTC glory days.
November 2, 2017
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YouTubers reveal hands-on videos of Apple's new iPhone X
iPhone X demo videos are popping up on the internet like there is no tomorrow, courtesy of several YouTube creators who appear to be releasing their hands-on reviews a little ahead of the official launch.
October 30, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

1 + You = Data Collection
Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google's quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. OnePlus is taking some heat once again; this time for data collection concerns regarding OxygenOS.
October 13, 2017
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1Password now looking -- and unlocking -- iPhone X style
Password management app 1Password has gotten a complete overhaul just in time for the release of iPhone X, complete with support for Face ID unlocking.
November 2, 2017
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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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3 ways Windows 10 connects to your Android and iOS phones to make a better PC
It should all start to come together within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
October 23, 2017
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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 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app
Launching a mobile app isn't quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000's, there was a distinct "honeymoon phase" when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.
October 18, 2017
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4 ways to delete iOS apps on your iPhone or iPad
Space is often at a premium on iPhones and iPads. That's why it makes sense to keep only those apps that you know you really want. Here's how to get rid of the ones you don't.
October 24, 2017
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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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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 Best External Microphones for Smartphones
If there's one thing that's high on my priority list when it comes to choosing a smartphone, the camera has to probably be somewhere in the top three.
November 29, 2017
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5 Extremely Cool Uses For the Amazon Echo With Your iPhone
If you've got an Amazon Echo and you've got an iPhone, you've got two devices that can work together to do great things!
November 29, 2017
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5 great budgeting apps to keep your finances in the black
Take control of your money by building a budget.
November 29, 2017
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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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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 reasons to buy a Pixel 2 over iPhone 8 (and five reasons not to)
The choice between Google's and Apple's latest handsets isn't as one-sided as you think.
October 19, 2017
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5 things you need to know about the Razer Phone
Five quick hits on Razer's first ever phone for gamers.
November 1, 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 Need-To-Know Facts About Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
A quick primer before you get into the action.
November 21, 2017
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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 things you'll want to try first with your iPhone X
If you are one of the lucky 9-12 million people who will get an iPhone X this week, you'll want to explore these eight features first.
November 2, 2017
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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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9 out of 10 plan to stick with their current phone this holiday season
According to a survey conducted by Puls, 90% of those surveyed said that they plan to stick with their current smartphone this holiday season. This means that despite what is believed to be heavy demand for the new handset models offering near bezel-less displays, edge-to-edge screens and 18:9 aspect ratios, nine out of ten smartphone owners plan on sticking with their daily driver. The survey was conducted by Puls, a company that repairs your smartphone, mounts your flat screen television, or sets up your smart home all from the comfort of your own house.
November 21, 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 Chrome browser alternatives for Android
Just because almost everyone else uses Google's Chrome browser on their Android smartphone doesn't mean you have to.
October 20, 2017
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10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users
A quick and easy guide to some of the best iPhone-related accessories you can get for the Apple user in your life this season.
November 20, 2017
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10 (more) iPhone X gesture tips
iPhone X is attracting lots of interest and changing how we use the device. Here are ten more usability tips to help you turn yourself into an iPhone X pro.
November 28, 2017
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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 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 smart browser alternatives to Safari for iOS
While all iOS browsers today use the same core rendering engine as Safari, many of them offer additional functions useful in the enterprise. We've rounded up 10 Safari alternatives -- some talkative, some secretive -- for Apple's iOS.
October 16, 2017
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10 years later: Evangelizing the original iPhone
There was a day before iPhhone was introduced. And a day after. Matt Drance was there for both -- and he had to evangelize it.
November 29, 2017
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10-Year-Old Tricks Mother's iPhone X Face ID
Hacking Apple's iPhone X facial recognition system is not easy. Unless you're a criminal mastermind. Or a 10-year-old kid from Staten Island.
November 15, 2017
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11 Phones More Expensive Than the iPhone X
We all experienced a little bit of sticker shock when Apple announced that the lowest-tier iPhone X would clock in at a thousand dollars (give or take a penny or two). Four figures is a pretty nasty sum for a mobile phone, especially considering how often we mess ours up in the course of the battle against evil. But they're the market leaders, so they set the rules.
November 16, 2017
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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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14 essential tips and tricks to master the iPhone X
With no home button and a status bar split on either side of The Notch, using the iPhone X is a little different than you're used to.
November 29, 2017
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17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter
Useful technology for your commute.
November 15, 2017
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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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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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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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30+ Beautiful dark wallpapers perfect for OLED displays (Pixel 2, iPhone X, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30 and others)
Predominantly dark wallpapers look great on OLED displays and are particularly good for when you don't want your eyes gouged out by bright colors late at night. Darker backgrounds are also less obtrusive in general, don't clash with icons and widgets on your home screen, and can nicely complement the design of any black or gray device.
December 4, 2017
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31 ways to optimize your smartphone
Be ready for anything life throws your way.
November 13, 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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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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2017 top-tier smartphones that still have a fingerprint scanner on the front
Fingerprint scanners were made popular by the iPhone 5s way back in 2013. Housed in the home button at the front, Touch ID made phone unlocking super simple -- press home button to wake the phone, wait for it to scan your finger to unlock. Naturally, it quickly became a trend and is now a standard feature that's making its way to mid-range and even some lower level phones.
November 8, 2017
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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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600 million machines are now running Windows 10
Microsoft is providing its second Windows 10 statistics update this year, announcing that 600 million devices are now running the company's latest operating system. The number includes PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens headsets, and even Surface Hub devices and phones.
November 29, 2017
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1 Billion Android Devices Are More Than 2 Years Out of Date
Google launched Android in 2008 on a single phone, but the platform was designed to be adaptable and freely available. Anyone can download the open source code and make changes to it.
November 14, 2017
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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 brief guide to mobile AI chips
Do I need one? What is it? Seriously, what's going on?
October 19, 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 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 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 decade ago, Microsoft, Nokia, and Symbian grossly underestimated Android
Back in 2007, the world was quite a bit different. George W Bush was still President of the United States, The final chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows got published, The Simpsons Movie was debuting at theaters, Tesla was making its baby steps at car shows with the Roadster, and Steve Jobs showed the first iPhone at an iconic press event.
November 6, 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 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 laptop makes a great gift, but you need to keep these things mind
Should you give a laptop as a gift? What is there to know first?
November 2, 2017
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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 midranger to rule them all: leaked Galaxy A7 (2018) specs taunt new Exynos and 6GB RAM
Samsung's Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.
October 26, 2017
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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 number of users are reporting Bluetooth connectivity issues with iPhone X
The Google Pixel 2 doesn't seem to be the only high-end handset to have a rather rocky start to its retail availability, as users on Apple's forums and on Twitter are reporting Bluetooth connectivity issues with the iPhone X.
November 16, 2017
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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 redesigned Snapchat app is in the works
As a Millenial and technology enthusiast, I should have no issue using Snapchat. The app is made specifically with my age-group in mind, but even so, I still find using it to be a royal pain in the butt. Thankfully, a big redesign for Snapchat is (finally) in the works.
November 9, 2017
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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 true edge-to-edge screen: a new prototype phone shows what the future could look like
"Bezel-less" phones with taller, 18:9 screens are becoming the norm among flagships as they maximize screen real estate, but making a true bezel-less phone is hard. For starters, you have an earpiece and a front camera to think about, as well as a range of other sensors. So how do you do it?
October 13, 2017
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Accessibility Services: What they are and why Google is cracking down on their misuse
A lot of your favorite apps might use Accessibility Services for certain features, but this is why Google's new limitations on them are important.
November 15, 2017
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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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Action Launcher's best hidden treasures: Covers, Shutters, and Quicks
When it comes to home screens, what you don't see can be just as important as what you do.
November 29, 2017
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Add-ins for Outlook on Android are a welcome addition
Outlook on Android was already a solid mail client, but it has gotten even more powerful with the addition of add-in support.
November 2, 2017
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AdDuplex: A week later, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is on 5.3% of PCs
Today, AdDuplex published its monthly usage breakdown for Windows devices. It's based on the 5,000 or so Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK, and the data was collected over the date of October 24, a week after Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs.
October 26, 2017
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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 Supreme Court detour, Apple v. Samsung goes to a fourth jury trial
Apple wields design as a weapon, a strategy that has led to judicial paralysis.
October 20, 2017
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After T-Mobile and Sprint, it's Verizon's turn to offer an iPhone X trade-in deal
After Sprint and T-Mobile started the iPhone X incentives bidding, Verizon was quick on the trigger to follow, and is now offering its own promo for Apple's most anticipated phone in years. Being Verizon, the offer is merely a trade-in for customers on unlimited plans, who would receive up to $300 discount from the price of Apple's latest and greatest if they return their old phone in good condition.
October 24, 2017
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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.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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AirDroid arrives to iOS, allows easy wireless file transfers (over Bluetooth as well!)
One of the most popular wireless file transfer apps for Android - AirDroid - has come to iOS!
October 16, 2017
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Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud
A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos.
November 6, 2017
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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 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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Alert: Samsung Secure Folder Kills & Replaces My Knox
Samsung announced in June 2017 that they were killing off My Knox, replacing it with Samsung Secure Folder that ships with the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus and Galaxy Note8 smartphones. Secure Folder is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones that have been upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat.
November 16, 2017
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Alexa, Assistant, Bixby, and Cortana will battle for the connected future
Unbound AI digital assistants are vying for a position on the coming wave of connected devices.
November 20, 2017
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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 but official: Xiaomi shows the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in rad new renders
After multiple leaks and reports, there's little that's not fully known about Chinese superstar Xiaomi's next pair of devices. As it's often the recurring leitmotif with the company's phones, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus will be ultra-affordable mid-range devices that will not be available in the US.
December 4, 2017
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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 over but the shouting: The iPhone X doom bringer
It seems a particularly 2017 thing to ask "When does The End begin?" but don't bother because, for Apple, it has already begun.
November 9, 2017
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All The Face-Tracking Tech Behind Apple's Animoji
A couple years ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well Perceptio, Metaio, and Faceshift, companies that developed image recognition, augmented reality, and motion capture technology, respectively.
October 24, 2017
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All the new phones at CES 2018
 
January 10, 2018
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All you need to know about wireless charging on the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X
There's this guy you might have heard of, Nikola Tesla. An inventor and scientist of legendary status, he established the fundamentals of modern-day supply of electricity, including the way power gets to your home right now.
October 25, 2017
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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 CAD drawings depict dual camera, new finger scanner placement
We did hear that the "back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot" from a leakster with a good track record last week, and, lo and behold, today's alleged CAD renders of the handset are seemingly confirming this claim.
November 13, 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 Huawei Nova 3 shows its iPhonesque silhouette in leaked pictures
Huawei is expected to launch a brand new mid-range Android smartphone, as a sequel to the Nova 2 that made its debut on the market back in August. The new phone is likely to be called Huawei Nova 3 and it will come with improved features over the predecessor.
November 20, 2017
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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 5T Appears Sporting An Edge-to-Edge Display
Chinese company OnePlus is known for making great smartphones at affordable costs. Nicknamed "flagship killers" these phones offer premium quality and specs for much more affordable prices. However, this year's OnePlus 5 felt a bit lacking when compared to the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X mainly because it used a very traditonal design that was heavy on the bezels compared to the S8 and iPhone X.
October 16, 2017
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Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration
So, the OnePlus 5 is gone -- you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that's a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest "flagship killer", OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.
October 20, 2017
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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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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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Alluring red Sony Xperia XZ Premium now available in the US
Launched in Japan last month, the red version of Sony's Xperia XZ Premium can now be bought in the US, where Amazon is selling it unlocked alongside the phone's other three color variants (black, chrome, and pink - all available since June).
November 9, 2017
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Alphabet earnings report shows 24% increase in revenue for Q3 2017
Here's what Alphabet's third quarter looks like.
October 26, 2017
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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 prepping a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video
Now that Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel based on Tolkien's source material, its Prime Video service is about to become even more lucrative, and many would be pleased to know that a free, ad-supported version of the video-streaming service is possibly in the works.
November 14, 2017
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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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Amazon Selling Discounted LG Phones, But You Have To See Ads All Day
Is a $50 discount on a new LG phone enough to offset having to look at ads everytime the device locks? That's the question some Amazon customer are debating, as the company is offering to knock $50 off LG smartphones that show ads on the phone's lock screen.
October 26, 2017
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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 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 Inside Look at the Planning of the Galaxy Note 8
With the Galaxy Note8, users get a bigger Infinity Display, the S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung's best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. It's a device that's truly designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.
October 13, 2017
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An 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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An Online Retailer May Have Leaked The Razer Phone's Specs
Earlier this month, Razer teased the fact that they were entering the smartphone market. Beyond knowing they'll be making their announcement on November 1st, we don't know much about the phone.
November 1, 2017
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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 iPhone X leading to a 'super long cycle' for Apple
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote a note to the firm's clients today that is very bullish as far as Apple is concerned. Of course, the securities house has been high on the tech titan going back to the days when Gene Munster was covering the company for Piper Jaffray.
November 29, 2017
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And the best deal on an iPhone X goes to... Xfinity's $500 off for triple play subscribers
Comcast's new virtual carrier, Xfinity Mobile, is growing leaps and bounds, piggybacking on Verizon's network, and has already amassed 200,000 subscribers with enticing plans for its cable TV and Internet users that can lead up to just $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data, if you are on the premium packages.
October 25, 2017
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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 7.0 Nougat officially released for NOMU S10 - manual flashing required
In the past, Neowin has checked out a couple of NOMU's smartphones, specifically the S30 and its smaller sibling, the S30 mini, both positioned towards the top end of the company's device lineup. Of course, there's the S10 and S20 rounding out the rest of the range but both were, unfortunately, discovered to have been injected with the Triada trojan.
November 29, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung had been spreading Nougat love for quite some time now, as many Galaxy smartphones and tablets have already received software updates this year. The next on the list seems to be the Galaxy J5 (2016), an entry-level smartphone that made its debut on the market last year in April.
October 20, 2017
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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 Oreo for Galaxy S8: beta program allegedly coming soon for US residents
Samsung is well at work on its Android 8 update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships and it seems the company might be preparing a US beta program for interested fans. The news comes from a leakster who allegedly got a heads-up email from Samsung.
October 26, 2017
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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 for the Galaxy S8 & S8+: All the new features, visualized
As we already reported, Samsung has already kicked off the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US, UK, and South Korea. If you're located in any of these locations, you can now enlist in the beta, which should be a rather hassle-free experience.
November 2, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo for unlocked HTC U11 now available
The perks of buying unlocked.
November 27, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is now on 0.3% of devices, a few months after release
It's great that Google continues to update its Android OS every year with some amazing features and performance improvements, but there is a huge problem when it comes to adoption. While this has been an issue for quite some time, the adoption rate for Android 7.1 and Android 8.0 have been abysmal.
November 13, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium
The update includes all of the regular Oreo goodies, plus a few new additions from Sony.
October 23, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo now available for unlocked HTC U11 Life
The Oreo love heads to HTC's latest budget handset.
November 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018
Samsung has already started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update and it will come to its phones in the beginning of 2018, according to Samsung Turkey. The information is published on an official Samsung Turkey portal Güncel Miyiz.
October 24, 2017
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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 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 Oreo will free up space by shrinking apps you don't use
We all have apps installed on our phones that we simply don't use. It might be that they once served a purpose that they no longer fulfil, and we just haven't got around to uninstalling, or it might be that we've downloaded an app, tried it once, and then forgotten about it.
November 13, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo: all new features
Google has just released Android 8.1 developer preview and you can already grab the preview if you rock a Nexus or a Pixel phone, but do keep in mind that this is a preview and the official release is expected in December, so you might also encounter some issues.
October 26, 2017
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Android 8.1 will reduce storage sizes of infrequently used apps
A new tool to save your precious storage.
November 13, 2017
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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 banking attack combines phishing, Trojan infection, data theft
Security researchers have discovered a new malicious attack directed at Android users which utilize phishing and a banking Trojan in order to steal financial information.
November 6, 2017
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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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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 color management: Everything you need to know
Color is complicated, but Oreo might be able to help.
November 20, 2017
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Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google
An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings.
November 21, 2017
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Android devices send your location to Google even when services are off
Some people are more concerned about privacy than others when using their computing devices, and for those that want to keep their whereabouts unknown, turning off Location Services should be the way to do that. As it turns out though, Android phones are sending your location back to Google anyway, according to an investigation from Quartz.
November 21, 2017
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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 hackers: Now there's a bug bounty program for Google Play
Google has announced that it is teaming up with HackerOne to bring a bug bounty program to the Play Store. Seeking to weed out problems with Android apps, the Google Play Security Reward Program pays out $1,000 for reported issues that meet certain criteria.
October 20, 2017
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Android Instant Apps: What they are and how to use them on your phone
Now that Google's Instant Apps have made it to the Play Store, you can expect to see a lot more of them. While the initial rollout is limited to just a handful of apps, dozens of apps and games will soon be available in instant form. But what exactly are Instant Apps? And how do you get them on your phone? We're here to help you get started:
October 24, 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 luminary takes leave from Essential amid controversy
Essential CEO Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after an internal investigation into an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.
November 29, 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 8.0 Oreo
There are a few different versions of the Moto X4 that you can purchase, but one of our favorites is the Android One variant. Available through Motorola and on Project Fi, the Android One Moto X4 offers a stock build of Android that runs and feels great. The Moto X4 shipped with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, but it's now being updated to 8.0 Oreo.
December 26, 2017
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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 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 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 starts rolling out to the Xperia XZ Premium
Owners of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can look forward to start receiving Android Oreo, after the company announced that the new update will roll out to these devices from today. The update will introduce a myriad of features to the flagship device, mostly taking aim at the camera and related applications.
October 20, 2017
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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November 27, 2017
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Android phones still track you when location services are off
Even phones that have been reset to their factory settings can tell Google where you are.
November 21, 2017
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Android Phones With The Longest Battery Life
 
November 20, 2017
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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs
Nasty activated by home button unless device gets factory reset
October 13, 2017
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Android security audit: An 11-step checklist
Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These easy-to-follow steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.
November 9, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1
Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.
October 30, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 is ready for developers, bringing Kotlin support
It isn't something we'll all use, but we can all appreciate it regardless.
October 25, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 Released With Kotlin Support, Java 8 Features
Google today has pushed out Android Studio 3.0 as the latest stable release of this integrated development environment for their mobile operating system.
October 25, 2017
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Android to add 'DNS over TLS' to keep ISPs from spying on you
Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, will soon enable a security protocol that helps keep internet service providers (ISPs) from spying on users. "DNS over TLS" adds a level of encryption to your DNS requests that are (mostly) inaccessible by your ISP.
October 23, 2017
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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 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 users in the Bay Area, here's how you can help save lives!
Build a community and help feed those in need -- all by downloading an Android app!
November 27, 2017
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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 versions: A living history from 1.0 to today
Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.
November 9, 2017
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Android: DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data and changes PINs
A new breed of Android ransomware has been discovered that hits victims with a double whammy. DoubleLocker not only encrypts data as all ransomware does, it also changes the PIN on the target device.
October 16, 2017
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Android-x86 Project - Run Android on your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". the original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community.
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Andy Rubin accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" at Google, taking leave of absence from Essential
Rubin announced his leave of absence shortly after the accusation was published.
November 29, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Coming to Android and iOS
Nintendo has announced that another of its popular first-party games is coming to mobile platforms. The game is called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game will reportedly be a streamlined version of the current installment of the franchise available on Nintendo consoles. The Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a community simulation franchise and allows gamers to decorate their camp and befriend different animals.
October 25, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Worldwide Release Date Announced
Just a few more days!
November 21, 2017
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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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Animoji app developer suing Apple for trademark infringement
Remember the animated emojis that had everyone chuckling at the iPhone X reveal in September? Animojis were supposed to be a big deal for the device, but now it appears that Apple will have to fend off a trademark infringement suit from an app developer who started using the same name for his product three years earlier.
October 20, 2017
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Animoji apps for Android? They are all a fraud
Animoji is one of the signature features of the iPhone X. It's basically a bunch of cute characters that are animated live with your facial mimics. Even though it seems a bit silly, the idea is actually a ton of fun once you actually try it yourself.
November 8, 2017
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Animoji FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's adorable animated emoji
Are you just dying to record Animoji Karaoke? We've got you covered.
November 6, 2017
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Animoji on the Apple iPhone X: How to make, save, and share these with your friends
So, in two days or less, some lucky ones among you are going to get their hands on Apple's newest pride and glory, the mold-breaking and notch-inducing iPhone X.
November 1, 2017
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Animoji problems and how to fix them
If your Animoji are freezing, stuttering, stopping, failing to track your face, failing to send or otherwise causing you problems, here's the fix!
November 8, 2017
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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!
November 21, 2017
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Another day, another Google Pixel 2 problem: Many users can't unlock their bootloaders
It seems that yet another new issue is her to mar the quality control regarding Google's newest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL stock Android champs.
November 16, 2017
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Another game like PUBG for mobile: play a 120-person deathmatch on your phone!
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is easily among the most popular multiplayer games on PC right now. Although still in early access, it has topped the Steam charts and is regularly in the top 3 streamed games on Twitch. Naturally, such success will draw imitation on every platform.
November 22, 2017
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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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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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Apollo is a beautiful, minimal Reddit app three years in the making
A former Apple employee just launched a new Reddit client built specifically for iOS, and it's fantastic.
October 23, 2017
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Apollo Reddit Client: The better way to Reddit
Apollo is the best Reddit client I have ever used. Period.
November 1, 2017
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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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Apparently, it's not too early to talk about Apple's 2018 iPhones
iPhone X sales are in full swing, as shipping times become shorter, so there's really no reason to start talking about the next year's iPhone. Well, not if your name is Ming-Chi Kuo. The well-known KGI Securities analyst has just given his first predictions about Apple's new lineup of iPhones that will be unveiled in 2018.
November 13, 2017
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Apple acquires PowerbyProxi, a wireless charging company
Apple finally joined the wireless charging bandwagon with its latest iPhone offerings. Now, the company has purchased a New Zealand-based firm, PowerbyProxi, that designs wireless charging devices for consumers and businesses. The details of this deal remain scarce but, by the looks of it, the Cupertino firm is getting serious about its investment in the wireless technology.
October 25, 2017
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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 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 agrees to set aside more than $15 billion to Ireland in back taxes
Despite EU ruling, neither Apple nor Ireland wants the Cupertino company to pay.
December 4, 2017
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Apple allows original iPhone reviewer to publish first impressions with the iPhone X before launch
Back in 2007 when the original iPhone made its debut on the market and forever changed the smartphone industry, only four journalists in the world were given sample units and allowed to post their reviews before anyone else.
October 30, 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 and Samsung to square off in court again to determine damages owed to Apple
If you were a PhoneArena reader back in 2012, seeing the name of Judge Lucy Koh in this story should bring back memories of that epic Samsung v. Apple patent infringement suit. On Sunday, Judge Koh signed an order that requires Samsung and Apple to square off in district court to determine how much Samsung owes its rival for infringing on a trio of patents. This comes after a Supreme Court ruling last year changed the way damages are computed in a patent infringement suit.
October 20, 2017
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Apple and Samsung Tied For U.S. Marketshare
When it comes to premium smartphones, two brands stand above the rest: Samsung and Apple. Sure, they have competition from the likes of Google, LG, and OnePlus, but those are the two biggest brands on the market. For a while now, Samsung has maintained a slight lead over Apple in the United States, but that has changed.
October 16, 2017
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Apple 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 applies for patent for a foldable phone
Samsung expects to release a foldable phone in 2018. Is Apple next?
November 27, 2017
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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 buys wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi; Samsung profits on the transaction?
Apple, which has included support for wireless charging with the 2017 iPhone models for the first time ever, announced today that it is acquiring New Zealand based wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi.
October 25, 2017
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Apple calls Face ID quality change report 'completely false'
Says iPhone X will still offer 1,000,000:1 accuracy
October 25, 2017
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Apple calls report of reduced iPhone X Face ID specs "completely false"
Apple says Face ID will still only have a one-in-a-million chance of failing.
October 25, 2017
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Apple capitalizes on the Animoji karaoke fad in its latest ad
Apple just released its own Animoji karaoke video today, weeks after Twitter users uploaded their own versions by combining the Animoji feature on the iPhone X with their favorite songs.
November 27, 2017
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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 changes tack by using a review roundup as iPhone X advert
The iPhone X is almost here, and Apple's PR machine is working overdrive. This year round, Apple is eager to amplify the positive response to the iPhone X, and has produced a picture of the phone which mimics the style of a movie poster, and shows the reaction to the device from those lucky few journalists who have had a chance to try it.
November 1, 2017
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Apple claims Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors use its patented technology
Apple and Qualcomm's legal battle continues today with a new claim of patent infringement focused on some of Qualcomm's top processors.
November 29, 2017
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Apple Clips update uses iPhone X's TrueDepth sensors for 360-degree selfie scenes
In case your messy bedroom is bad for blogging
November 9, 2017
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak not sold on the iPhone X, or Face ID
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is usually a first adopter for any new iPhone that comes out. As a matter of fact, he already has an iPhone 8. However when the iPhone X goes on sale on October 27, he will not be rushing out to get one.
October 24, 2017
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Apple Cook roasted for Chinese app takeaway
Cruz missile targets iPhone head honcho for pulling software from shelves at Middle KIngdom's behest
October 19, 2017
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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 illegal iPhone X assembly shifts at Foxconn, says student interns worked 'voluntarily'
Foxconn, Apple's embattled iPhone assembler, may be under fire again, after a Financial Times investigation discovered six student interns working overtime to put together the iPhone X in time for all those early preorders to be fulfilled. The youngsters slaved over the conveyor belts for 11 hours straight in multiple instances, which breaches Chinese laws that puts in place safeguards for student interns.
November 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 continues to lead US smartphone market
According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple managed to retain the top spot in the US smartphone market for the third quarter with a 30.4 percent share, despite a slight decrease in the shipments and market share year-on-year. The Cupertino company shipped 12 million units in the third quarter compared to 13 million in the same quarter last year.
November 8, 2017
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Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a new report about Apple's plans for next year. According to him, the company is going to release three new iPhone devices next year. They'll all have edge-to-edge displays with a notch.
November 13, 2017
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Apple counterclaims that Qualcomm infringed on its own patents, here's what's at stake
Apple has apparently looked and found a patent arrow in its legal portfolio quiver that it can counteract Qualcomm's patent claims with. It just accused the mobile chip-makers from Texas of infringing no less than eight of its patents related to power efficiency measures.
November 29, 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 defends Face ID accuracy as iPhone X launch looms
It's responding to a Bloomberg report that says Apple eased accuracy standards to meet higher demand for the new flagship iPhone.
October 25, 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 delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades
As Apple looks to set itself up to Wall Street as the de-facto standard of what a smartphone can -- and should -- look like as consumer demand evolves over time, it was able for the large part to deliver on that claim as it showed up with a big beat in the fourth quarter.
November 2, 2017
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Apple Denies Lowering Face ID Camera Quality to Boost iPhone X Production
Quality -- or the appearance of quality -- has always been a critical component of Apple's marketing and brand appeal. Other companies emphasize specs and promise to give you more: More speed, more storage, more screen, etc. Apple tends to de-emphasize raw specifications and promises you something better.
October 26, 2017
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Apple developing "the most advanced" power management chips, could premiere on iPhones as soon as 2018
Apple seems to be aiming to reduce its dependence on suppliers. Earlier this year, Cupertino cut its ties with GPU maker Imagination Technologies and later introduced an in-house graphics chip on its latest A11 SoC. Now, word has it that the US tech giant is designing its very own power management chips which could be featured in iPhones as early as 2018.
November 29, 2017
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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 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 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 files patent for a foldable electronic device
Samsung may have been toying with the idea of building a foldable Galaxy device and launching it next year for quite a while now, but Apple is reportedly also interested in the tech. The Cupertino-based tech giant has applied for a patent for a foldable electronic device earlier this month, though it's not certain whether the patent specifically applies to a future iPhone.
November 28, 2017
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Apple fires back at Qualcomm in lawsuit over battery patents
The spat over the intellectual property that goes into your iPhone continues to escalate.
November 29, 2017
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Apple Fires Engineer Over Daughter's Viral iPhone X Video
Apple reportedly fired an employee after his daughter's iPhone X hands-on video went viral.
October 30, 2017
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Apple gets sued over Animoji trademark
A Japanese company says it claimed rights to animated emoji before Apple did.
October 20, 2017
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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 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 has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies
As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices, like smartphones.
November 9, 2017
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Apple has been categorizing all your 'brassiere' photos for over a year now
A tweet by user ellieeewbu today revealed that searching "brassiere" in the Photos app on iPhones categorizes photos featuring bras automatically into a group. Women have been responding to the tweet posting screenshots with similar results. Most searches show photos of lingerie, bikinis, bare skin, or in some cases, memes.
October 30, 2017
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Apple has finally won $120 million from Samsung in slide-to-unlock patent battle
One case down, one to go
November 6, 2017
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Apple highlights iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Portrait Lighting feature in two new videos
Apple wants to make it easier for those still undecided to choose to purchase the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus. Two new videos showing how one can shoot pictures using Portrait Lighting feature have just been published by Apple.
October 24, 2017
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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 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 update has reached 52% of devices, roll-out slower than before
Apple has already rolled out iOS 11 to 52% of devices, while 38% remain on iOS 10, and 10% still run on earlier versions, according to information that Apple itself revealed regarding App Store development.
November 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus is selling more than the Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus
Just a week ago, we told you that a survey conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 was outselling the brand new Apple iPhone 8. So while we have had a week to digest that, get ready for another shocker.
October 20, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have their prices cut in China; analyst calls Apple a "luxury" brand
Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple's strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple's fiscal fourth quarter).
October 31, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales break Apple's six quarter downtrend in China
While Apple CEO Tim Cook has always discussed China as being an important market for the iPhone, the last two years have seen Apple lose ground in the country.
October 30, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 production expected to drop by more than half by 2018
According to latest research by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple is expected to reduce the production of the iPhone 8 due to low demand. Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in September, but the devices didn't get off to a flying start, due to customer anticipation of the iPhone X, which became available later.
November 13, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus sales lag behind the iPhone 6s/6s Plus during their respective launch quarters
Just a week ago, we told you that a survey conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 was outselling the brand new Apple iPhone 8. So while we have had a week to digest that, we can tell you that Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has released data showing that 2015's Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus outsold the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during each model's "launch quarter."
October 24, 2017
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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 X Kicks Off Face-Recognition Mania
Entire countries are going to try and replace IDs with face scans, and it's going to be bad.
November 29, 2017
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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 photo quality tops DxOMark Mobile rankings
Its video quality, on the other hand, still has some catching up to do.
November 6, 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 Review Roundup: Really Nice, but It's Still Early
Apple's iPhone X review embargo lifted today, and opinions from various sites have started to come in. The consensus, generally speaking, is that the iPhone X is a major revamp that hits far more often than it misses, though there's an important caveat here:
October 31, 2017
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Apple iPhone X review: 10 key takeaways
Our Apple iPhone X review is finally out and after spending a while with the phone, we came up mostly impressed with the new design, the brand new gesture-based interface and the camera.
November 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone X Review: Big Screen, Small Device
There are plenty of new features in the tenth-anniversary iPhone, but they all come down to fitting the large screen of an iPhone Plus into the small body of a regular iPhone. Doing this required some controversial changes, including ejecting the Home button and increasing the cost to $1000. And the iPhone X has some other bells and whistles too, like wireless charging.
November 15, 2017
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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 developing an anti-spam app for India: Here's what you need to know
Apple is going to help the Indian government develop an anti-spam app that meets the App Store guidelines.
November 15, 2017
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Apple is having a hard time with its competition on the vast Chinese market, latest IDC data reveals
Apple is slowly but steadily deciphering the mysteries of the saturated and rather competitive Chinese smartphone market as the latest quarterly data from IDC shows Cupertino growing 0.6% year over year and claiming some 7.7% of the market in Q3 2017. With 8.8 million iPhones sold for the time period, Apple is currently the 5th key player locally, trailing behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
November 6, 2017
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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 planning on adding a rear-facing 3D-scanning camera for the 2019 iPhone models
Currently, Apple offers 3D-sensing only on the front-facing TrueDepth Camera found on the Apple iPhone X. There is speculation that all three of Apple's 2018 releases will include the front-facing TrueDepth camera along with next year's iPad Plus.
November 14, 2017
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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 Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 IPhone
Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan.
November 14, 2017
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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 working on a fix for GarageBand in iOS 11
If you've been having trouble launching music creation app GarageBand after updating to iOS 11, you aren't alone. Thankfully, Apple is aware of the issue.
October 13, 2017
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Apple just bought its own wireless charging company. Here's why.
Apple has purchased PowerbyProxi, a small, wireless charging technology company in New Zealand. But it's not likely using PowerbyProxi for what you think.
October 25, 2017
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Apple launches a new YouTube channel offering device tutorials
Apple is expanding its social media outreach. The company has just launched a new YouTube channel to teach people how to use their Apple devices, like the iPhone and iPad, via video tutorials. The first set of videos focus on common and fairly simple tasks, like taking screenshots, adding attachments to email, deleting photos, changing the wallpaper and more.
November 28, 2017
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Apple launches dedicated YouTube support channel with iPhone and iPad tutorials
Apple is getting on with the times, and just unleashed a dedicated YouTube channel that actually shows how to use your iPhone or iPad, instead of having to imagine the actions from manuals and screenshots.
November 28, 2017
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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 lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says
Update: Apple says the claims are "completely false."
October 25, 2017
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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 Maps tallies up more airport interiors
With iOS 11, the iPhone maker offers detailed airport floor plans for Miami, Portland, Chicago and more.
October 18, 2017
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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 Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone
Apple was the first smartphone maker to integrate high-quality fingerprint sensors into its phones, but it may also be the first to stop using fingerprint sensors. According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone. Instead, it would rely upon Face ID, which is set to debut in the iPhone X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple may face criminal charges in France over iPhone slowdown
Due to planned obsolescence laws
December 28, 2017
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Apple may make its own iPhone power management chips in 2018
The news from Nikkei hit Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor hard.
November 30, 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 may whip out a stylus for the iPhone XI Plus
We don't know what Apple would be doing with a capacitive stylus for the iPhone, but "industry sources" tip today that it is in talks with several stylus-producing companies for an eventual one. Whether it may come as an integral part of a new, larger iPhone, or be sold as an accessory, remains to be heard, but the insiders tip that "Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019."
October 13, 2017
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Apple might 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 ditch Touch ID altogether for next year's iPhones
It's a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to completely move away from Touch ID on the successors to this year's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple Music 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 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 once again confirms it wants to iPimp your ride
Reports claiming the demise of the Apple Car project were obviously exaggerated, Apple is working hard to solve some of the big, complicated challenges of autonomous vehicles.
November 22, 2017
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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 Pay Cash hits iPhones next week
The Venmo-style money service will officially roll out to iOS devices next week.
December 4, 2017
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Apple Pay Cash is now available for users in the United States
Apple Pay Cash was officially announced at WWDC earlier this year. The feature made its debut with iOS 11.2 over the weekend; however, users were unable to try it as it wasn't activated by the company.
December 4, 2017
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Apple Pay Cash is now up and running
On Saturday morning, Apple sent out an update to iOS 11.2 to put a end to the December 2nd date bug that was putting some iPhone models on a continuous crashing loop.
December 4, 2017
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Apple Pay Cash is rolling out for iOS 11.2 users
Apple was forced to release iOS 11.2 on Saturday, which was a little earlier than planned, due to a software bug. Now, Apple Pay Cash -- one of the marquee features of the update -- is being activated for users.
December 4, 2017
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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 Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the US
Apple Pay Cash is finally starting to roll out to users in the States, bringing the ability to send other iOS users payments directly through iMessage. The update is arriving piece by piece to those who've downloaded iOS 11.2, which launched two days back with a not-yet-live version of the feature.
December 4, 2017
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Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active
While we are going to have to wait a little longer for Apple to launch payments in iMessage, this weekend, Jennifer Bailey, Apple's VP of Apple Pay, announced a series of other milestones for the digital wallet and payments service that competes against the likes of Android Pay from Google (which today announced its own expansions), Samsung Pay, and others efforts from retailers and banks.
October 20, 2017
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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 Planning On Moving Away From Touch ID On All Future Devices
Apple's recently announced iPhone X is shaping up to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the market since the Galaxy S8. This, of course, is not surprising considering that Apple's smartphones always capture the public's attention. The X, however, is something truly special. Not only does it mark the 10th anniversary of Apple's iPhone line, it also introduces a brand new technology in the form of facial recognition.
October 16, 2017
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Apple plans on selling lower priced models with iPhone X features in 2018?
According to a report published in China today, Apple will be using some of the technology found in this year's Apple iPhone X on next year's models that are rumored to have code names of Lisbon and Hangzhou. The report says that Apple is concerned about its market share in China, and believes that by offering many iPhone X features in a lower priced phone, it can help it recapture market share in the country.
October 19, 2017
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Apple plans software update to fix iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather
Apple is getting ahead of the issue very early
November 9, 2017
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Apple plans to add a 3D sensor to the back of the iPhone, too
The rear sensors might use a different tech than the iPhone X's front array.
November 14, 2017
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Apple plans to let developers offer discounts on in-app subscriptions
So long as users sign up with auto-pay enabled
November 6, 2017
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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 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 received search warrant over Texas church shooter's phone
The Texas Rangers found an iPhone SE near the body of mass shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. Now, they want Apple to hand over his iCloud data.
November 20, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1 with 70 new emoji and several bug fixes
Today, the very day after Apple released iOS 11.2 containing SiriKit for HomePod developers, the company released iOS 11.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings back the 3D Touch multitasking app switcher, a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit, improved support for braille devices, a fix that takes care of some issues that the Apple Watch had with data hand off, and most important of all, 70 new emoji.
October 31, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 to fix annoying I autocorrect bug
iOS 11.1.1 is here, and it comes with a small but important update: a fix for the strange autocorrect bug in iOS 11.1 that has been automatically changing the letter "I" to "A [?]" for some users.
November 9, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix iPhone X cold weather issue
Apple has made iOS 11.1.2 available, the second minor point release it's put out in as many weeks. This one is specifically designed to address a bug where the iPhone X could become temporarily unresponsive to touch input when moving from warm weather to dramatically colder temperatures -- like venturing outside in winter in Canada, for instance.
November 16, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1.2, fixes iPhone X cold weather bug
This minor update fixes a flaw that could cause the iPhone X screen to become unresponsive in the cold, and one other bug.
November 16, 2017
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Apple removes Skype from its app store in China
The Chinese government told the tech giant that Skype violated local laws.
November 21, 2017
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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 building iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm chips
Qualcomm has reportedly withheld software needed for testing its chips in Apple devices.
October 31, 2017
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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 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 responds to iPhone X Face ID privacy concerns but dodges law enforcement request query
One of the undeniable highlights of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID -- the face recognition technology that makes it possible to unlock a phone with a glance. While exciting and impressive, many people have security and privacy concerns about the feature, and last month Senator Al Franken wrote to Apple asking a series of questions and outlining his worries.
October 18, 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 claim that it reduced accuracy of Face ID to meet demand is 'completely false'
A Bloomberg report today made claims that Apple had reduced its requirements from suppliers on the accuracy level of Face ID. Apple has issued a statement stating that the report is "completely false" and that it expects Face ID to be the new gold standard of facial authentication.
October 25, 2017
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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 sells 46.7 million iPhone units during its fiscal fourth quarter; shares hit new high
This afternoon, Apple released its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. During the three-month period, the company sold 46.7 million iPhone handsets. That was roughly in line with the 46 million units that Wall Street analysts had predicted.
November 2, 2017
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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 served with warrant for Texas shooter's iCloud data
Texas Rangers have served Apple with a search warrant for data from deceased Sutherland Springs gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a Texas church earlier this month.
November 20, 2017
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Apple shares two iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Lighting tutorials
Apple has just released two brief video tutorial through its YouTube channel, explaining the operation of the new Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone 8 Plus. The function, which was introduced with the iPhone 8 generation and the iPhone X, lets the user add a variety of simulated lighting effects to portrait images.
October 25, 2017
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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 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 software update fixes iOS 11.1 autocorrect bug
iOS 11.1.1 means you'll now be able to type the letter "i" in iMessage.
November 9, 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 sued by Japanese company that owns Animoji trademark
A Japanese company, which owns the trademark for "Animoji" in the US, is suing Apple for using the word to name its iPhone X feature.
October 20, 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 support document reveals which cars offer wireless charging for iPhone 8/8 Plus
Apple posted a new support document on Monday that focuses on automobile manufacturers producing cars that come equipped with built-in Qi-certified wireless chargers compatible with the Apple iPhone 8 and possibly the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The reason why certain cars might only possibly support wireless charging for the iPhone 8 Plus has to do with the larger size of that model and the limited space of the charger in some of the automobiles.
October 24, 2017
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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 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 diversify from Samsung for flexible, foldable iPhone OLED display supplies
Back in February, Bloomberg sources reported that Apple is exploring a partnership with the largest Chinese screen maker, BOE, on potential OLED screen development. At the time, BOE didn't have significant OLED-making capabilities, but now Korean sources tip that the yield situation might be changing. Apparently, BOE is prepping investments in Apple-exclusive production lines for both flexible and "foldable" OLED panels.
November 27, 2017
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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 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 unlocked a secret iPhone feature to give hurricane-hit Puerto Rico cellular service
After Google went the extra mile to launch its Project Loon in Puerto Rico to help the hurricane-hit US territory get access to the Internet, now Apple has also stepped up and unlocked LTE band 8 that Project Loon uses to give the people of Puerto Rico cellular service while the infrastructure there is being re-built.
October 20, 2017
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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 updates its Clips video app with fancy selfie backgrounds and iCloud support
Apple is releasing version 2.0 of Clips, its free application for easily editing mobile videos.
November 9, 2017
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Apple vehemently denies Bloomberg's suggestion of reduced Face ID accuracy
Yesterday, Bloomberg ran a story suggesting that Apple had faced problems getting the iPhone X to market on time. In an attempt to speed up production, Bloomberg said Apple gave suppliers permission to reduce the accuracy of its Face ID face recognition feature.
October 26, 2017
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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 warns of iPhone X screen burn-in problems
The iPhone X launched to much excitement last week, and Apple's latest handset has received glowing reviews. But the company has issued a warning about the Super Retina display -- despite describing it as the "best OLED display that has ever shipped in a smartphone."
November 6, 2017
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Apple warns you to line up early for the iPhone X
If you're planning to buy an iPhone X when it becomes available in stores next Friday, Apple says you should get there well ahead of time.
October 24, 2017
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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 fix iPhone 8 and iPhone X GPS issues soon
Several people have taken to Apple's support forum in order to alert the company to an issue surrounding GPS; according to the users, their location appears to drift off from where they actually are. It looks as though Apple is addressing the issue via software updates which include patches for the affected iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices.
November 9, 2017
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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 make its own power management chips, says report
Apple is designing its own power management chips for iPhones, and plans to stop relying on its current supplier Dialog Semiconductor, anonymous sources told Nikkei Asian Review.
November 29, 2017
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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 share face mapping data from the iPhone X with third-party app developers
Developers need explicit user permission according to Apple guidelines
November 2, 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: Bloomberg's Face ID claim is completely false
'Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.'
October 25, 2017
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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: iPhone X was never getting a fingerprint reader
Apple spent "no time" trying to get TouchID on the back, sides or screen.
October 31, 2017
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Apple: no, we didn't sacrifice Face ID quality for quantity, Bloomberg's report is 'completely false'
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report came out, claiming that, in a radical departure from Apple's usual standards, Face ID suppliers are getting away with "good enough" modules, if that can speed up the production process.
October 26, 2017
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Apple: Touch ID was never planned for iPhone X because Face ID is the future
When the iPhone X rumor mill began churning everything seemed to suggest Apple tried to fit a Touch ID sensor under the display, but failed. Now Apple is flatly denying those rumors, saying it spent "no time looking at fingerprints" for the iPhone X at all.
October 31, 2017
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Apple: yeah, the iPhone 8 could do Animoji, but they would be lousy Animoji
Apple has responded to the tempest in a teapot that resulted when the TrueDepth camera was covered in a review, and Animoji still worked, by saying that, yeah, it would somehow work, but the experience won't be the full quality its developers strive for.
November 16, 2017
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Apple's 2018 lineup could have three notched, bezel-less iPhones
The iPhone 8 handsets are underperforming in terms of demand so far, with the iPhone X's new design and Face ID feature capturing a majority of the buzz from users. So it stands to reason that Apple's 2018 lineup could pull its design cues almost entirely from the iPhone X, just bigger.
November 13, 2017
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Apple's 2019 iPhones may have 3D laser sensors for AR push
Apple's front-facing 3D TrueDepth camera system was a big deal for the iPhone X's Face ID package to replace Touch ID. Apparently, the company is examining a separate option for the rear of the camera that could use a 3D-laser system in a move toward better augmented reality support in its 2019 iPhone lineup.
November 14, 2017
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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 AirPower wireless charger might cost a whopping $200
The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all support a new feature that no other iPhone in the past has had: wireless charging.
November 2, 2017
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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 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 Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon or a Mega-Destroyer
App for creating short, sharable video clips includes Selfie Scenes, a new feature for iPhone X users.
November 9, 2017
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Apple's COO to meet with Foxconn to discuss iPhone X production delays
In the midst of rumored production problems involving the Apple iPhone X, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams plans to meet with the chairman of contract manufacturer Foxconn later this month in Taiwan. While Apple uses a number of different companies to assemble the iPhone and iPad, the iPhone X is being put together exclusively by Foxconn. The latter's chairman, Terry Gou, will discuss with Williams the production delays that could limit the number of iPhone X units available to consumers by launch day, November 3rd.
October 20, 2017
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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 homepage is now one big iPhone X ad
Apple doesn't change its homepage layout all that often, but for the rollout of the iPhone X, it's shaking things up. The landing page of Apple's website is now filled with a half-dozen animations showing off the tech inside the forthcoming iPhone. It looks like what you'd expect to find on the dedicated iPhone X page, whereas Apple usually uses its homepage to showcase a bunch of different products.
October 26, 2017
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Apple's inconsistent iPhone X design guides hint perfection is no longer priority
Around the same time Apple rolls out each new major release of iOS, the Cupertino company also distributes its detailed Human Interface Guidelines to help appmakers design and build software in a more efficient and intuitive manner.
October 13, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11.2 update increased wireless charging speed
Many consider wireless charging a godsend and after years of asking for it, Apple finally introduced the feature on its iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X at its September event. While it has been capable of wireless charging up until this point, it has been doing so at 5 watts. Now, the 11.2 update of iOS has increased the wattage to 7.5, taking things to a new level when it comes to wireless charging speeds.
November 14, 2017
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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 8 hobbles through drop test
This year, Apple released three different versions of its iPhone. While we are only a couple of days away from the retail release of the iPhone X, it appears that the durability of the iPhone 8 is being tested once again.
November 1, 2017
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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 users are running to Bitcoin
As Bitcoin mania goes mainstream, the Coinbase iOS app has become one of the most downloaded App Store items.
November 29, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X being handled in the wild shows up in new video
The video, which has now been pulled from the original channel, comes from YouTuber Brooke Amelia Peterson. The footage shows a visit to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino with her father, who looks to be employed by the company. It is shot in a vlog style with her entering the facility and then feasting on some pizza.
October 25, 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 latest iOS update fixes iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather
iOS 11.1.2 is available now to download
November 16, 2017
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Apple's latest iOS update fixes iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather
iOS 11.1.2 is available now to download
November 16, 2017
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Apple's market share grows in China with Huawei leading the way
China is the biggest smartphone market in the world, but it has reported a 5 percent decline in shipments to 119 million units, according to a new report from Canalys.
October 30, 2017
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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 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 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 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, 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 Might Have Too Much Access to Face ID Data on iPhone X
The new iPhone X comes with a fancy sensor array capable of scanning and recognizing your face. It's all part of the new Face ID system, which replaces Touch ID on Apple's most expensive iPhone yet. The early response to Face ID has been mostly positive, and it does seem to be hard to fool. However, some privacy advocates have expressed concern over how much access apps have to Face ID. It could actually be kind of a privacy nightmare.
December 4, 2017
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Apps that have been updated for iPhone X
Will the iPhone X notch affect your favorite apps? Not if they've been updated!
November 6, 2017
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Apps using Accessibility Services improperly could be removed from the Play Store
Apps like LastPass and Tasker could be in danger because of this.
November 13, 2017
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Are there actual benefits to the 18:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone X and Note 8?
Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, signaling the proverbial Big Bang of the smartphone sector, we've seen a lot of different trends come and go. Instead of seeing devices becoming smaller and smaller, they started getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger displays in what was increasingly becoming a pocket-sized personal computer. Ten years after the first-generation iPhone, Apple launches the iPhone X, an impressive device as well as Apple's first foray into a new trend for smartphones: the 18:9 aspect ratio.
November 21, 2017
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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 buy a OnePlus 5T?
The OnePlus 5T is one of the best ways you can spend $500 on a new phone, and as you'd expect, that's made a lot of people very interested in it.
November 22, 2017
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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 planning on preordering the iPhone X?
Looking to preorder the iPhone X? Let us know if you're taking the plunge!
October 26, 2017
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Are you using a screen protector on the Note 8's curved display?
The Note 8's curved display looks great, but it makes applying a screen protector nearly impossible.
November 8, 2017
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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 and Samsung create Thrive app to make you uncontactable
Arianna Huffington has teamed up with Samsung to create an app called Thrive. The aim of the app is to encourage users to: "Unplug & recharge. Take a break from your phone. Reconnect with yourself."
October 20, 2017
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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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Arianna Huffington's new app lets you humblebrag about turning your phone off
Sorry I can't talk, I'm 'thriving'
October 19, 2017
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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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As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming
The Chocolate Factory plugs accessibility fudge
November 21, 2017
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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 debuts Pegasus 4S with 5.7-inch 18:9 display and 4,030mAh battery
While the near bezel-less trend started last year with the Mi MIX, companies this year have been embracing the 18:9 display movement with full force, introducing handset after handset with the newer aspect ratio. It was only a few months ago that Asus debuted multiple devices in its ZenFone line, but now it released something entirely new with the Pegasus 4S.
November 6, 2017
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Asus reveals details about its Zenfone Max Plus
While Asus isn't well-known for its smartphones in the United States, the firm has released a staggering number of handsets this year, making sure that there is something in its lineup for everyone. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that the firm has revealed another handset, ASUS Zenfone Max Plus.
November 28, 2017
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Asus rolls out ZenUI 4.0 for ZenFone 4 Max, but Android 8.0 Oreo is still MIA
Asus launched a few ZenFone 4 models back in September, but they had different versions of ZenUI despite the fact they all shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. For example, the ZenFone 4 Max was running ZenUI 3.0 on top of Nougat, while the ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4 included a new version of the skin.
December 4, 2017
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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 and ZenFone 4 Pro now officially available in the US
Not long after releasing the 5.5-inch ZenFone 4 Max, Asus today launched three other new and unlocked smartphones in the US: ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and a 5.2-inch variant of the ZenFone 4 Max.
October 30, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 family arrives in North America
Asus' ZenFone 4 smartphone family is now available in North America. The family includes the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Max. The Taiwanese company typically releases its products abroad before they become available in the US.
October 30, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone 4 review: A good phone let down by the price
ASUS' mid-range ZenFone 4 comes with some great features, but at a price that's too high.
November 29, 2017
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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 Live now available as a Verizon exclusive for only $7 a month
Asus and Verizon announced today that the new Asus ZenFone V Live is now available exclusively from Verizon. The budget priced handset features a 5-inch display made with slightly curved 2.5D glass, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which comes with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage.
November 16, 2017
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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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Asus unveils its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1). Although we have yet to learn when it will be available for purchase and how much it will cost, we already know quite a lot about its specs.
November 28, 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 Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know
Find out what AT&T has to offer.
November 6, 2017
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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 dropping your calls? This setting might help
The weird voice call disconnect outage that has been affecting AT&T subscribers since yesterday, regardless of their iOS or Android affiliation, is seemingly abating, but the issue seems to stem from voice-over-LTE identifiers, so changing a setting on your iPhone might help.
November 16, 2017
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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 outage? Here's what you need to do!
Noticing some issues with the AT&T network? Here's what to do to determine if there's an outage in your area.
November 27, 2017
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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 pushes new update to Samsung Galaxy Note 8, see what's changed
A new software upgrade is hitting AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 8 units across the States. Weighing in at between 377MB - 386MB, the update should bump the software version of Samsung's high-end phablet to N950USQU2BQJA.
November 15, 2017
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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 Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Surprisingly, AT&T and Samsung have decided that the Galaxy J3 (2016) should be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Why is that surprising? Well, Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone back in January 2016, so in just a few months the device will celebrate two years since market release.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T 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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AT&T's sales numbers for the quarter suggest iPhone 8 sales are not beating any records
AT&T has reported slower sales and 900,000 fewer smartphone upgrades for the past quarter, which includes more than a week of iPhone availability.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T, Verizon agree to hop into bed and thrust new erections over US
Duopoly guys do duopoly thing
November 13, 2017
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Augmented reality will be on hundreds of millions of Android devices in 2018, says Google
Hundreds of millions of Android smartphones will be capable of augmented reality (AR) come next year, says Google's VP of business and operations for virtual reality Amit Singh. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Singh said that thanks to Google ARCore development framework, AR will be a daily thing for millions of people around the world in 2018.
November 9, 2017
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Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush
It's all about AR... and iPhone has the X factor
November 13, 2017
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Audiobooks, in-app notifications, and more coming to Google Play Store
There's no ETA for when/if these features will go live, but here's what you might see in the near future.
November 2, 2017
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Authorities serve Apple with a warrant to access the Texas shooter's iPhone SE
Following the shooting in a Texas church a couple of weeks ago, it quickly emerged that the FBI was having trouble accessing data stored on the shooter's encrypted phone. While authorities refused to disclose the make and model of the device, when Apple said that it had contacted the FBI to offer help, it all but confirmed early reports that an iPhone was at the center of the case.
November 20, 2017
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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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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 Galaxy S9 renders offer an early glimpse at what Samsung's next flagships might look like
Samsung was among the first major phone makers to usher in the bezel-less design trend that's taken the mobile world by storm and is seemingly on its way to become the next de-facto norm for smartphone industrial design.
October 26, 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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Axon wants you (yes, you!) to submit photos, videos to police
Meet "Axon Citizen," a new service from the company formerly known as Taser.
October 19, 2017
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Misc. - B

B&O's Beoplay E8 totally wireless earbuds really are the total package
Bang & Olufsen's headphones tend to stand out from the crowd, and their new fully wireless mode, the Beoplay E8, is no exception. The E8 is easily the best totally wire-free headphone I've used thus far, with comfortable earbuds that should fit regardless of your ear shape, good battery life of around four hours per charge and the best sound quality of any true wireless buds I've tested -- and I've tested a lot.
November 6, 2017
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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 to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android
Beyond world domination
November 21, 2017
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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 BLU Life One X2 update encrypts and locks people out, company silent on fix
A couple of days ago, BLU sent out an OTA update to its Life One X2 mid-range ($200) smartphone, and those who attempted to install it found that they couldn't finish installing it; that's because, to finish the update, the phone asks for a password, but - likely because of a major oversight on the part of BLU - it won't accept it, no matter what, so the device remains stuck on a login screen. This renders the partially updated handsets useless.
November 29, 2017
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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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Badland is still one of the best games for Android
Explore the dark and mysterious worlds in Badland.
October 24, 2017
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Balloon navigation breakthrough helps extend cell service in Puerto Rico
Alphabet's Project Loon is providing connectivity to hard-hit areas of the island.
October 24, 2017
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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, 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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Behold, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10!
Porsche Design and Huawei's latest partnership makes the iPhone X look positively affordable.
October 16, 2017
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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 the Amazon Fire HD 10
You've got a sweet little tablet that didn't break the bank. That leaves some money left over for accessories!
November 6, 2017
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Best Accessories for the BlackBerry KEYone
What are the best accessories for the BlackBerry KEYone?
November 15, 2017
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Best Accessories for the BlackBerry Motion
What are the best accessories for the BlackBerry Motion?
November 27, 2017
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Best Accessories for the OnePlus 5T
What are the best accessories for the OnePlus 5T?
November 29, 2017
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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 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 Browsers
Android has a ton of ways to browse the web, but it's up to you to choose which works best for your needs.
October 31, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $400
 
November 13, 2017
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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 in 2018
What is the best Android phone in 2018?
February 9, 2018
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Best Android Phones Under $300
 
November 14, 2017
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Best Android Phones Under $700
 
November 15, 2017
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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 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 ASUS Phones
 
December 4, 2017
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Best apps for Samsung Phonecast right now
The Samsung Gear VR is great for watching video content. But if you want to watch apps that aren't built for VR you'll have to use Samsung Phonecast VR to take advantage of that virtual screen real-estate.
November 13, 2017
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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 Bluetooth Trackers
Which Bluetooth trackers are the best at keeping track of keys and other household items? Here are our top picks!
November 9, 2017
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Best budget Android phones 2017
With a $300 phone, you can do 90% of the things you can do with a $600 phone, they say, and the best budget Android phones we've picked for you below certainly prove that urban legend. In the "year of the $1000 phone" when the Galaxy S8 came $100 more expensive than its predecessor, the Note 8 is pegged at $930, the Pixel 2 XL 128 GB is $949, and the iPhone X blasts off at $999, finding the best value-for-money ratio when choosing a phone has become even more important.
October 25, 2017
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Best budgeting apps for iPhone
You can learn to stick to a budget, and even save for something special -- if you have the right iPhone app!
November 14, 2017
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Best camera apps for iPhone X
Looking for the best camera apps to shoot with the iPhone X? Here are the best available so far!
November 9, 2017
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Best Cases for iPhone 7 Plus
What are the best iPhone 7 Plus cases? Here are our favorites!
November 14, 2017
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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 the BlackBerry Motion
It's early, but we're starting to see some promising cases for the BlackBerry Motion emerge.
November 14, 2017
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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 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 Google Pixel 2 XL Cases
What are the best cases for the Google Pixel 2 XL?
October 24, 2017
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for iPhone X (so far)
With the release of the iPhone X just around the corner, you're probably wondering how you're going to protect the gorgeous phone. After all, you really don't want to break something that costs you about 1,000 dollars.
October 20, 2017
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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 and iPad apps to help you learn a new language!
Whether you're learning a language for the very first time or just want to brush up, these are the very best language learning apps for iPhone and iPad!
November 16, 2017
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Best iPhone Cases For Teens
Teens want to protect their iPhones as much as adults do. They might have different styles, but the needs are the same.
November 1, 2017
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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 Stabilizers and Tripods for Buttery-smooth Video
How do you keep your iPhone video smooth, steady, and professional? With a stabilizer and tripod!
October 13, 2017
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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you
So you know you want an iPhone--but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.
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 launchers for theming your Android phone
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for Galaxy Note 8
Give your Note 8 a touch of class with a leather case.
October 20, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for iPhone X
Wrap your sophisticated iPhone X in a sophisticated leather case!
November 13, 2017
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Best LG V30 price deals you can get right now
LG touts its newest V30 flagship as the phone for digital creators, and rightfully so, as it is one of the most media-centric handsets out there, with top-shelf audio and video prowess, and even 4K footage editing built in, which has been an Achilles heel for many an Android flagship before.
October 19, 2017
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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 Microsoft apps for Android
Microsoft apps have come a long way on Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best mid-range "$400/$500 flagship" phones (December 2017)
The new "$400 flagship" category sounds a bit funny, but it is kind of real. These days, you can get a phone with flagship-grade look, feel and sometimes even performance for just $400. We put "$400 flagship" in quotes, of course, because there are some reasons why this new tier of phones with the same grade of specs as more premium phones still can't compete on the very same level. At the same time, though, it's also true that these days you don't need to spend a whopping $700 or more on a phone, and these devices are the reason why.
December 5, 2017
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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 Modular Phone
A modular phone lets you connect accessories to add new features make it even better. Here are the best choices right now.
November 14, 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 MVNO Carriers for Data Hungry Users
When you need all-you-can-eat but still want to save money, Walmart Family Mobile has just the thing for you.
November 29, 2017
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Best MVNOs that use Verizon's network
Verizon MVNOs aren't quite as popular as ones powered by other carriers, but if you know where to look, there are still some solid choices to be found.
December 4, 2017
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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 Android and iPhone apps (December, 2017)
Well, guys, there goes November, poofing away into the past. It was a great month -- we had some awesome Black Friday deals, Cyber monday sales, and you know... the actual beginning of the holiday season, marked by Tanksgiving day. But November also had lots and lots of new apps introduced to the app stores.
December 4, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (November, 2017)
Another month has passed, just like that, and with it -- another zillion of apps has been introduced to the Android Play Store and iOS App Store. As we do each month, we combed through whatever notable offerings we could get our hands on and picked out some of the best new apps that you should check out, either because they are useful, fun, or just plain interesting to see.
November 6, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (October 2017)
October is not just the month that brought us pre-orders of the Apple iPhone X and wider availability of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it also brought a ton of great new games for iPhones and Android devices.
November 1, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (November 2017)
Hey, you, are you looking for a new icon pack?
November 6, 2017
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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 nightmare ever: iPhone X demand fright
Apple says it's experienced "off the charts" demand for the iPhone X and, while that makes the Macalope wonder who's doing their spreadsheet work and doesn't know how to increase the Y axis, others believe this is bad news.
November 2, 2017
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Best Phone for Gamers
 
November 22, 2017
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Best Phone For Seniors
 
December 4, 2017
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Best phones of 2017
 
November 29, 2017
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Best photo editing apps for Android
Once you take the photo, what do you do with it before sharing? You edit it!
November 29, 2017
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Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now
Google is already shipping its new Pixel phones that got announced not long ago, and they are every bit as improved compared to their predecessors as expected. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have great cameras with a new portrait mode, better battery life, thoughtful soft-touch design, and faster performance, not to mention the screen-to-body ratio on the larger XL. They don't come cheap, though, as gone are the days when Google sold plasticky Nexus phones at or near cost as a means to spread out the stock Android message.
October 18, 2017
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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 phones 2017
The world's largest phone maker is at the market share top for a reason. Ever since the first Galaxy S, it has been relentlessly pursuing things like OLED display panels or innovative camera tech like Dual Pixel focusing as a market differentiator, culminating in the curved, bezel-less Infinity Display design of the Galaxy S8 or the dual camera of the Note 8 that takes some of the best low-light pictures among its peers.
October 26, 2017
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Best Selfie Camera on a Phone
 
November 13, 2017
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Best smartphone cameras compared: LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11
Fun fact: the first digital camera was invented in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and it required 32 seconds to record a 0.01-megapixel image onto a... compact cassette. Today, a camera a million times better fits in a pocket. Yup, it's your smartphone we're talking about, and whether you're an iPhone user, a Galaxy fan, or a BlackBerry hipster, your personal handset is a tiny hand-held miracle.
October 31, 2017
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Best smartphone telephoto camera: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8
The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are two of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Being the cream of the crop of the efforts of Apple and Samsung, the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 have a lot going on for them. Bezel-less design? Check. Awesome displays? Check. Super-fast hardware? Check. Dual cameras with great performance and new modes? Double check!
November 16, 2017
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Best smartphone you can buy in 2018
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in 2018?
February 6, 2018
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Best smartphones you can buy right now: January 2018
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in January 2018?
January 3, 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 (October 2017)
Sprint, the nation's fourth largest carrier, has some of the cheapest plans out there and one of the widest selections of phones, but which one is right for you?
October 25, 2017
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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 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 third-party apps that take advantage of the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera
Which apps support the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera?
November 8, 2017
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Best third-party music player apps for iPhone
What's the best third-party music player for iPhone? Control your tunes with these gems!
October 19, 2017
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Best To-Do Apps for Android
Keeping track of everything you need to get done is easy with these to-do apps!
December 4, 2017
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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 Unlimited Data Plan
Unlimited plans are back, but which one is the best?
November 13, 2017
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Best Unlocked Phone
 
October 26, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for iPhone 8
Slim down your pockets with a great wallet case for your new iPhone 8!
October 25, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for iPhone X
These are the best wallet cases for your iPhone X so that you can leave that bulky billfold behind!
November 21, 2017
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Best Waterproof Phone
 
November 28, 2017
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Best way to buy your new iPhone
Looking for the best way to buy a new iPhone? Here's what you need to know.
October 24, 2017
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Best ways to hide the notch on your iPhone X!
Bye-bye, notch!
November 29, 2017
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Best word games for Android
Twist your tongue with these great word games for Android.
November 27, 2017
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Best zombie games for Android
Prepare for the pending zombie apocalypse with these games
November 20, 2017
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Beware fake Android cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play
Two phishing apps that were made to look like the official app of popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex have been booted off Google Play after ESET researchers notified Google of their existence.
October 24, 2017
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Beware Scammers Spoofing Number For FTC's Consumer Response Center
The Federal Trade Commission is one of the agencies consumers are supposed to turn to when they've been defrauded by scam phone calls, so it -- sadly -- makes sense that some fraudsters have decided that the best way to con victims is to pretend they are calling from the FTC's Consumer Response Center.
October 24, 2017
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'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new
Your phone was faster yesterday than it is today, and will be slower tomorrow. Bit Rot is a real thing.
November 16, 2017
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Bixby 2.0 gains a developer SDK, available on additional devices, and sounds more natural
Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at its annual developer conference, and there's a lot to talk about.
October 18, 2017
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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 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 presented as "unstoppable" in new promo video
Announced in early October as the first dust- and water-resistant BlackBerry phone ever, the all-touch BlackBerry Motion is not yet available in the US. But we assume the handset will be launched stateside soon, as BlackBerry Mobile keeps on releasing promo videos showcasing its features.
October 31, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion review: moving backwards
Why bother?
February 9, 2018
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BlackBerry Motion: The Phone That Won't Die
Industrial chic
November 14, 2017
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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: Forget about smartphones, software is our future
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has once again emphasized that the company has left behind its smartphone days and is now firmly set in its way to become one of the world's top software firms.
October 25, 2017
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BlackBerry's KEYone 'Black Edition' offers more than just good looks
BlackBerry's most interesting phone in years -- if not an entire decade -- is the KEYone, an Android device with a classic BlackBerry hardware keyboard that finally answers the needs of truly dedicated thumb typists with a modern mobile OS. Now, the KEYone 'Black Edition' has arrived, and it's more than just a fresh coat of paint on an older gadget.
October 20, 2017
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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 results: iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8
Last week, we took two of the most popular phones out there: the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in a direct one-to-one camera comparison.
October 20, 2017
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Blind camera comparison results: iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30
Last week, we asked you which phone has the best camera and gave you 10 photos shot on three of the best phones out there: the iPhone X, the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.
December 4, 2017
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Blind camera comparison: iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have some of the best cameras of all phones, but which one takes better pictures?
October 19, 2017
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Blind camera shootout: LG V30 versus iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8
This is it guys, we are finally doing it! By popular demand from readers, we are pitting the brand new LG V30 against two of the best smartphone cameras on the market right now -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus! What took us?
October 24, 2017
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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 launches its first true selfie-centric smartphone, the VIVO 8L
US-based company BLU Products has just announced the immediate availability of its first selfie-oriented Android smartphone. Dubbed VIVO 8L, the handset has nothing to do with the popular Chinese brand Vivo.
October 24, 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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Bluboo unveils new S8+ model: Huge screen, small bezels, great battery at a bargain price
A couple of interesting trends took over the smartphone world in 2017. Big name companies such as Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei have all released avant-garde handsets that feature powerful dual-camera solutions and large, beautiful displays encompassed by extremely slim bezels.
November 14, 2017
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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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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt -- yay!
Gee, thanks
November 9, 2017
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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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Brush Up on Your Mandarin With New Duolingo Course
Duolingo today launched its Chinese course--so you'll finally have something in common with Mark Zuckerberg.
November 16, 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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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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Misc. - C

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 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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Camera showdown: Google Pixel 2 XL versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8
There is no doubt that the Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are two of the best Android phones you can buy. The Pixel 2 XL packs one rear camera and uses machine learning and AI to create stunning images. The Note 8 has dual rear cameras each with optical image stabilization (OIS). But which one takes better photos?
November 22, 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 OnePlus appeal to more than just Android fanboys?
The phone maker's growth has exploded thanks to word of mouth. But the CEO hopes to win you over to the OnePlus 5T, even if you're not a hardcore fan.
November 20, 2017
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Can we just relax about the Pixel 2 XL display
Relax. There's a reason no one had anything bad to say about this display in their initial hands on articles.
October 19, 2017
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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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Canalys: iPhone 8 Plus outsold iPhone 8 in the third quarter of 2017
According to a report from the market research firm Canalys, Apple managed to ship 11.8 million units of the newly announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the third quarter of 2017, falling short of last year's iPhone 7 line up which sold 14 million units.
November 9, 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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Carphone Warehouse given a stern talking to for 'misleading' radio ad
Three's a crowd, and a 'major competitor', says watchdog
November 8, 2017
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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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Carriers feeling the unlimited pinch, as mobile video streaming goes HD
T-Mobile started it with the Netflix on Us offer, AT&T supplies you with HBO, and soon Sprint gives away Hulu subscriptions - the rise of video watching on your mobile device has been exponential for a while, and the numbers are in.
November 29, 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 Announces S41 Rugged Smartphone: 5" FHD, IP68+, 5000 mAh
Cat has announced its new S41 rugged smartphone designed to withstand extreme conditions that will succeed the model S40 introduced several years ago. The new model has significant upgrades in terms of both performance and 'ruggedness', and will be available for the same price.
October 30, 2017
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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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Certified Skype for Business Phones Expected To Work with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft this week gave assurances that phones certified to work with its Skype for Business Online service will continue to work when capabilities get transitioned over to the Microsoft Teams service.
October 26, 2017
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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services
If you're still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Workplace, Stride and four other chat providers have to offer.
October 31, 2017
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Cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly smartphone screens with graphene
Scientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smart phone screens.
October 25, 2017
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Check out the Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 in real life photos -- stunning
At the start of this month, we learned that Samsung is prepping to launch a Burgundy Red Galaxy S8. Later, it became clear that the phone would be available in South Korea on the 28th of November (today) and that it may also gradually roll out to other markets!
November 28, 2017
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Check Out the Galaxy Note8's Exclusive S Pen-Inspired Ring and Notification Tones
Don't be surprised if, the next time you're with friends and they receive a call on their Galaxy Note8, you find yourself asking them to pump up the volume.
October 16, 2017
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Check out some new renders showing six of Alcatel's 2018 phones
Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass has disseminated several tweets today showing renders for six upcoming Alcatel handsets. The sextet are expected to be released sometime in 2018. The Alcatel 1X is a low-to-mid-range model. The Alcatel 3 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as does the Alcatel 3C, The latter includes a curved back, and a speaker adorns the rear of the phone.
November 15, 2017
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Check out the iPhone X's smooth app-switching
These iPhone X videos are the next best thing to seeing the phone in person.
October 25, 2017
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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 cool piece about how "Hey Siri" works
Ever wonder how the "Hey Siri" function on your iPhone works? This article written by the Siri team describes the process.
October 18, 2017
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Check out this real-life preview of the iPhone X in action before Apple pulls it down
Apple won't be very pleased that a humble fashion vlogger went to visit her dad on its campus, and uploaded a video of his iPhone X in action, so enjoy it while you can, as the original YouTube clip was already taken down.
October 24, 2017
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Check your phone less by sending those notifications to your computer
You don't want to miss a thing.
November 9, 2017
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Chime in: Are you worried about privacy if you use Google services?
You may well be headed to Android for your next smartphone, but does privacy worry you when using a Google product?
November 15, 2017
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Chime in: Can Microsoft still resurrect Windows 10 Mobile?
Is it too far gone?
January 26, 2018
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Chime in: Did Microsoft give up on Windows 10 Mobile too soon?
Windows 10 Mobile wasn't around for as long as Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, so did Microsoft give up on Windows 10 Mobile too soon?
November 28, 2017
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Chime in: What are you doing with your old Windows phones?
What are you doing with your old, abandoned Windows phones? We want to know!
October 31, 2017
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Chime in: What do you think of Microsoft Launcher for Android?
What do you think of the Microsoft Launcher for Android devices? Come let us know your thoughts in the forums.
November 20, 2017
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Chime in: What's the best Android phone for Lumia 950 converts?
It's a sad affair, but more people than ever are ditching Windows Mobile and making their ways to Google's popular Android platform. The Lumia 950 is one of the most popular modern Windows phones. So what are the best Android phones for Lumia users?
November 6, 2017
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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 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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China-based online retailers discount iPhone 8 after lackluster sales
Online retailers in China are discounting the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by up to 1,100 yuan ($165.50) after they failed to sell well. The South China Morning Post reports today that China's largest electrical appliance retailer, Suning Appliance, is lowering the devices' prices and offering additional discounts to anyone who puts a 100 yuan deposit down on a larger-capacity iPhone 8 model.
October 30, 2017
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China-bound Honor V10 is now official: 2:1 display, Kirin 970, dual cameras starting at $410
After amping up the ante with the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei just announced its affordable honor V10 smartphone. Taking design cues from the Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro and featuruing a tall, 18:9 display and a dual-camera setup, the all-new honor V10 costs significantly less than its more premium brethren, but looks like it encapsulates all the core fundamentals that made the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro noteworthy handsets.
November 28, 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 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 phone maker Vivo entering Hong Kong, Russia and beyond
One of China's biggest phone makers is branching out to more countries, including Singapore and Taiwan.
October 20, 2017
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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 students claim they worked illegal overtime making the iPhone X
Teens say a school made them intern at Foxconn, but Apple says it was voluntary.
November 21, 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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Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know
Chrome Remote Desktop is a great, free way to remotely access a computer.
October 20, 2017
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Chromecast support quietly pops up in Amazon Music for Android
A sign of amends, or just a test?
November 1, 2017
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Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X
Matteo Bertoli, a California-based cinematographer, got a chance to try out the iPhone X's video capabilities in Kauai and has just published the results. And before you ask -- Bertoli states that it was all shot handheld.
November 9, 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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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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Clips is the next best thing to animojis for iPhone X
Apple's Clips video app adds some iPhone X tricks, Star Wars-themed animated stickers and titles, and a lot more.
November 9, 2017
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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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Comcast's Xfinity internet service is reportedly down across the US
Comcast's internet service, Xfinity, suffered an outage earlier today across the country. DownDetector.com showed service being down around the United States, including in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. So far, TV service and home phones weren't affected.
November 6, 2017
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Common Galaxy Note 8 problems and how to fix them
No phone is perfect -- but we can help.
October 13, 2017
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Common Movies Anywhere problems and how to fix them
Movies Anywhere is a new and growing service, and it isn't anywhere near perfect yet. Here are the issues and bugs with Movies Anywhere and how to deal with them.
October 24, 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 Apple's original 2007 iPhone with iPhone X
Apple put a dent in the mobile planet when it introduced the original iPhone back in 2007, so how does that iconic device compare with the iPhone X the company hopes will define the next ten years of mobile device evolution?
October 30, 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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Confirmed: Pixel 2 getting second Google Lens in 'weeks'
It'll be even easier to open this cool camera feature.
November 20, 2017
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Connection errors in Mail using iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!
Having problems getting and sending email from your iPhone or iPad? Here are some things to try that can help you get your email flowing again.
November 29, 2017
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Conquer Westeros On Your Phone With Game of Thrones: Conquest
Game of Thrones is a huge property, so it's no surprise that it has received a number of video games over the years. The latest game based on HBO's hit series is a mobile MMO strategy title called Game of Thrones: Conquest.
October 19, 2017
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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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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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Consumer Reports recommends Galaxy S7 over the iPhone 8
Consumer Reports is considered to be one of the most trusted places for an opinion when determining which products to buy. However, the latest ratings released by the publication will not please the folks at Apple, as it recommends customers to go for the Galaxy S7 instead of the newly-announced iPhone 8.
October 24, 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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Could Google 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display with a software update?
Okay, now let's talk about the realistic parts of the situation.
October 20, 2017
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Could your kid's face unlock your iPhone X?
A family posts a YouTube video showing a 10-year-old unlocking his mom's new iPhone with Face ID.
November 14, 2017
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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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Cricket replaces 8GB and 12GB plans with two unlimited options
Two unlimited plans sounds nice, but there's a small catch.
November 14, 2017
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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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Cure your smartphone addiction with 'Substitute Phones'
A designer sees his art piece -- plastic blocks embedded with stone beads -- as one answer to phone obsession.
November 27, 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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Cuphead iOS release is a scam
Don't deal with the devil indeed.
December 18, 2017
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Curved displays -- practical or used just for looks?
Most people agree that curved displays look nice, but when it comes to their usefulness, that's another story.
November 29, 2017
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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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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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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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Dear WhatsApp, stop snitching so I can quit group chats in peace
Few things aggravate me as much as seeing unsolicited group chats in my WhatsApp conversation list.
October 25, 2017
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Defective microphones on Pixel 2, Galaxy S8, Note 8 can be fixed by blowing in them
To blow or not to blow
November 9, 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 sublime subway lines in Mini Metro [Retro review]
Mini Metro is a sublime subway simulator that you'll fall in love with!
November 15, 2017
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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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Details about the next year Samsung Galaxy J3 might have already been leaked
Although 2017 is not over yet, most smartphone companies are already working on their next year's lineups. Just like it did in the last couple of years, Samsung plans to launch an entry-level Galaxy J handset.
November 9, 2017
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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 are already using the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera for face capture apps
A Tumblr post today by a Taiwanese visual effects artist shows a hint of the potential impact that the iPhone X's new True Depth camera system will have on future apps.
November 15, 2017
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Diagnose your Car Troubles with These OBD II Scanners
What's the best OBD II reader for Android? Here's a few to get you started!
October 30, 2017
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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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Did BLU brick your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel
We've just been informed by BLU that they have fixed the issue with the previous update and customers who own the Life One X2 are now restoring their devices via a new software update.
December 4, 2017
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Did Samsung just out its folding Galaxy phone?
Whatever the "SM-G888N0" is, it popped up on Samsung's Korean website.
November 21, 2017
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Did the iOS 11 update slow down your iPhone?
Apple released iOS 11 more than a month ago, plenty of time to get some user feedback and push any emergency patches that could compromise the performance of the system.
November 1, 2017
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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 you know: Apple's earth-friendly packaging comes from the Swedish forests
Finally, the veil has been lifted, and the mystery solved, for the relief of Apple's packaging suppliers who had to keep a secret for a decade.
October 13, 2017
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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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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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Disappointing reviews on LG's new P-OLED smartphones displays
Both LG (the V30) and Google (Pixel 2 XL) recently introduced smartphones that use LG's new P-OLED smartphone displays, both with the same display - a 6" 1440x2880 (537 PPI).
October 18, 2017
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Display analyst sheds light on complaints about Pixel 2 XL's display
There's no shortage of blogs and YouTubers to follow these days when it comes content about the mobile tech industry, and for a number of people, one of the go-to personalities on YouTube for tech-related videos is MKBHD.
October 26, 2017
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Display problems could make the Google Pixel 2 XL a tough sell
When you pay big bucks for a smartphone you expect it to be flawless. That's why people make a big deal out the problems they find on a flagship device. Things are no different with Google's new Pixel 2 XL, which exhibits some serious issues.
October 24, 2017
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Do Teens' Brains Show 'Smartphone Addiction'?
Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.
November 29, 2017
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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 care about manual controls on your phone's camera?
Over the past couple of years, manual controls for our phone camera apps have become a standard feature. In fact, out of the major manufacturers, it seems that Apple is the only one going the opposite way -- while everybody is adding manual modes that give us access to shutter speed, ISO, focus, and white balance, Apple is sticking to its guns to keep the iPhone's camera automatic and even removed the HDR button from its latest handsets (no worries, you can get it back, look here).
October 18, 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 have a ticking sound on your Pixel 2?
Although not quite as serious as the Pixel 2 XL's potential screen burn-in, it's recently been discovered that the smaller Pixel 2 is exhibiting clicking and hissing sounds for a number of users.
October 25, 2017
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Do you know who else has Apple's profit margins? Hint: it's not Samsung
Looking at the world's largest phone makers that are actually turning a decent profit, we can only see three companies at the helm - Apple, Samsung and the Chinese juggernaut Huawei. Granted, Samsung reported almost $13 billion in profit last quarter, Apple banked with about $11 billion, while Huawei only makes do with half of this number, but when it comes to its smartphone business, its profit margins seem to be on par with Apple, as you can see from the infographic above, while Samsung is trailing them both.
November 22, 2017
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Do you miss the 3.5mm headphone jack?
Goodbye, old friend.
November 27, 2017
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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 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 trust the iPhone X's Face ID?
When Apple introduced the iPhone X, the fact that the fingerprint-reading Touch ID had been entirely replaced by the face-scanning Face ID tech raised some eyebrows. Still, Apple insisted that the new biometric scanner is ultimately more convenient and very secure. There's a one in a million chance that there's a random person, somewhere in the world, who can unlock your phone with their face.
November 13, 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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Dock and Run: Samsung DeX Offers New Opportunities for Business and Entertainment
The ability to see something on a different scale often offers a new perspective. Launched with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and now available with the Galaxy Note8, Samsung DeX* lets users use their smartphone like a desktop by providing a seamless, mobile to desktop transition. Now, users have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds in an ever-expanding ecosystem of partnerships, opening up new possibilities for coding, entertainment and productivity.
November 9, 2017
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Does my phone have a DAC? Explaining DACs and Amps in smartphones today
Everything you wanted to know about smartphone audio but are too afraid to ask.
October 31, 2017
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Does the iPhone X's display notch bother you?
We've seen it time and again in various leaks and once Apple announced it, it was official -- the iPhone X's all-screen front is kind of "ruined" by a notch at the top of the display. It's there to house the super-advanced depth-sensing Face ID sensors and camera as well as the earpiece, of course.
October 20, 2017
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Does your Galaxy Note 8 show signs of lag?
Let's see how Samsung's latest holds up after a few weeks of use.
November 2, 2017
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DOJ: Strong encryption that we don't have access to is "unreasonable"
Rod Rosenstein: We should weigh "law enforcement equities" against security.
November 9, 2017
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Don't go to a carrier just to get phone financing
There are better ways to buy a phone affordably than running to the nearest carrier stores.
December 4, 2017
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Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!
The iPhone X's "notch" has got to be one of the most divisive design choices made by Apple in recent years. The classic iPhone silhouette is one of the most recognizable in tech -- heck, even in modern culture in general.
November 6, 2017
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Don't lock yourself out of your smart home: Always carry a key
The internet of things can be awfully smart, but also... not so much.
November 28, 2017
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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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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 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 Microsoft Edge preview for Android
Microsoft only recently announced that its Edge browser would be coming to both iOS and Android -- and now the company is making good on its promise. A preview version of Microsoft Edge (described by the software giant as "unreleased") is now available on Google Play.
October 13, 2017
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Download the official OnePlus 5T wallpapers right here
A few wallpapers to make your current phone look like OnePlus's latest.
November 16, 2017
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Dress it in style: here are 14 elegant and stylish cases for the iPhone X
Apple's iPhone X is out and in the hands of many happy customers. It's most definitely not cheap, therefore it's a good idea to make sure that you will be able to enjoy it for longer by wrapping it up in a nice case -- at least when you are out and about!
November 15, 2017
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Drop test concludes iPhone X is the "most breakable iPhone"
Consumer sites find iPhone X's glass back and high repair costs could lead to frustration.
November 6, 2017
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Dropit runs live auctions on stadium scoreboards that fans bid on from the stands
There's no doubt that our collective mobile device addictions are hurting real-world engagement for advertisers. This is especially true in professional sports stadiums, where looking down at your phone means you're not paying attention to announcements, advertisements, and sometimes even the live game.
October 18, 2017
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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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Dual SIM iPhone model and gigabit LTE tipped for the 2018 crop
Apple will be catching up to Samsung's Galaxy S or Note lines next year, it seems, if famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is to be believed. In a memo to clients he noted that next year's iPhones will support gigabit LTE speeds, just like the Note 8 or Galaxy S8. Bazinga!
November 22, 2017
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DxO offers Android model, adds Facebook Live support and battery grip to One camera
DxO has announced version 3.0 of the iOS app for its 'One' connected camera as well as a beta USB-C Android version of the device. This significant upgrade adds support for Facebook Live broadcasting, with the ability to utilize the iPhone's built-in camera(s), as well as the one on the One (no pun intended). The new software allows users to monitor each camera separately, adjust settings as needed and then effortlessly switch from one to another.
October 16, 2017
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DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut
The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it's already excellent). The DxO One, DxO's first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2.
October 16, 2017
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DxO's detachable smartphone camera is finally coming to Android
A new USB-C version is on the way, but the company's short on details
October 16, 2017
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DxOMark 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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E tu, Tinder? Dating app to introduce location-based features, AI
Tinder is probably the most popular dating app in the world. It's a simple concept -- see a picture of another user, swipe right if you like them, left if not. If two parties swipe right on each other's profiles -- poof, it's a match, now you can flirt and stuff. Oh, right, there's also that profile bio and whatnot, but nobody reads that, come on.
November 9, 2017
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Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens
The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.
November 13, 2017
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Earnings warning hints at weak iPhone 8 sales; iPhone 7 is the most popular phone during Q3
Pegatron, one of the contract manufacturers used by Apple to assemble the iPhone, warned today that demand for the Apple iPhone 8 could be weak during the first quarter of 2018.
November 9, 2017
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eBay launches visual search tools that let you shop using photos from your phone or web
eBay today is launching two new visual search tools that will allow online shoppers to use photos they snap, have saved on their phone, or even those they find while browsing the web or other social networking sites, in order to find matching products from eBay's catalog.
October 26, 2017
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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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Encryption blocks the FBI from accessing 7,000 devices
The ongoing debate between law enforcement agencies and device manufacturers over customers' digital privacy was a major point of discussion during the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2016 and now the FBI has revealed that it was unable to access almost 7,000 devices because of encryption in this year alone.
October 25, 2017
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Endless possibilities: eyeglass company makes cool use of the iPhone X Face ID sensors
So, the iPhone X doesn't have Touch ID, it has Face ID -- you know this, you're not living under a rock. The new face-mapping technology projects 30,000 IR dots on your face and scans them to create a true depth capture of what your face looks like.
November 8, 2017
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eSIM: No more roaming fees, ever!
Look, ma! No SIM card! With the new eSIM, you can change carriers without prying out your physical SIM card.
October 31, 2017
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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 360 Camera can now livestream to Facebook
One of the biggest draws for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is the two-pin connection system on the back that allows for modular accessories. Unfortunately, for the time being, the only one that's available is the company's 360 Camera. Essential's snap-on 360 camera is actually pretty good, but one area where it's been lacking since its release is proper app support.
November 9, 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 discusses the PH-1's signal issue with a solution incoming
Essential has had a rocky start, there is no doubt about that. The company that was much hyped due to the involvement of Android co-creator Andy Rubin, stumbled during its launch by offering a release date it couldn't adhere to, coupled with a few other major missteps along the way. But, with its PH-1 out to retail in Black Moon and Pure White variants, and priced lower than ever, the firm is trying to change things for the better.
November 16, 2017
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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 is still struggling to make new colors of its phone
It took Essential two extra months to ship the white version of its phone, and it sounds like it could be a couple months more before the company has put out all four colors that it promised at launch. In a Reddit AMA yesterday, Essential design VP Dave Evans wrote that the catchy "Ocean Depths" model still had "lingering issues ... that don't meet our standards." It's not totally clear how far from a launch it still is, but Evans said that it's "getting so close."
November 2, 2017
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Essential PH-1 hits new low, priced at $399 and includes 360-degree camera
The Essential PH-1 initially hit the market priced at a whopping $699. While this isn't uncommon for a high-end device, many felt the price was a bit much, especially considering that the company was unproven and the handset's reliability untested.
November 27, 2017
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Essential Phone can now stream live to Facebook from the 360 camera add-on
The Essential Phone just got a camera software update that will allow owners of the device to broadcast live, 360-degree video right from the native camera app, provided they have the Essential 360 Camera, too. The update requires no extra software, and live streaming becomes available as soon as you snap the 360 camera onto the magnetic accessory port on the back of the Essential Phone.
November 9, 2017
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Essential Phone gains portrait mode, 2nd gen model in the works, and more
The Essential team tells all in its latest Reddit AMA.
November 29, 2017
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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 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 receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches
The Essential Phone is getting another update, smaller than the previous one, which brings a couple of improvements and some security patches. The firmware version NMJ20D weighs in at 74MB, so this isn't a large download at all.
October 30, 2017
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Essential Phone's $200 price cut leaves original buyers with worthless credit
If there's nothing to buy, does a credit still count?
October 23, 2017
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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's camera is getting an update featuring portrait mode and more
Since it hit shelves earlier this year, the Essential Phone received multiple software updates which, slowly but surely, have significantly improved the device. Now, a new update is ready, though this one will only enhance the phone's rear camera.
November 29, 2017
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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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Essential's camera accessory now supports Facebook Live streaming in 360 degrees
The Essential Phone shipped earlier this year with an optional 360-degree camera accessory, but it didn't really do more than take 4K spherical videos and photos. Now, Essential's updated the mod to support 360-degree live-streaming, with Facebook Live as its first partner and Twitter's Periscope to come.
November 9, 2017
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Essential's VP: at Google, we were bummed that Android has to go 'through the Samsung lens'
Rebecca Zavin, who is now a vice president of software engineering at Essential, but used to work in developing Android's hardware stacks for Google, recently sat down for an interview, and revealed some pretty interesting tidbits. Among the comment that they are working on getting Android 8.0 Oreo on the Essential Phone as soon as possible, and bringing the phone itself to more global markets in due course, was hidden this gem:
November 21, 2017
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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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EU Privacy Chiefs: WhatsApp's Data Sharing With Facebook Not Compliant With Data Protection Laws
Last year, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which consists of all the leaders of the national Data Protection agencies in the European Union, started investigating WhatsApp over its data sharing with Facebook. Following its investigation, the group sent a letter to Facebook in which it notified the company that WhatsApp is still not abiding by European Union (EU) privacy laws.
October 26, 2017
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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 if the HTC U11+ isn't U.S. bound, you can still use the phone's wallpaper
The HTC U11+ could end up being one of the best handsets ever made by HTC. Unfortunately, like many of the enhanced flagship models that the company has offered in the past, the U11+ is not coming to the U.S. However, that doesn't mean that you can't use one of the wallpapers found on the unit. ROM developer and HTC tipster @LlabTooFeR has disseminated 20 of the wallpapers that you can install on your Android device.
November 6, 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 iPhone X Case We Could Find
There are so many reasons to get a case for your iPhone X. Whether you want the highest level of protection available to prevent damage to your new phone or the most transparent, thinnest case available to show off your new phone with pride, there are plenty of options out there.
November 15, 2017
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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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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9
We hope the placement of the fingerprint reader will change.
December 20, 2017
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Everything you need to cure your smartphone addiction
Step away from the phone.
October 26, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Sony Playlink
Turn your phone into a controller with Sony Playlink.
November 2, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 2 XL's display woes
The Google Pixel 2 series was met with near-universal acclaim upon launch, but even from then it was clear the displays would be, umm, divisive.
November 2, 2017
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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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Everything wrong with Google's Pixel 2
The Pixel 2's got some issues.
October 18, 2017
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Evidence for early Galaxy S9 release piles up, as Samsung announces mass new Exynos production
Samsung has started the mass production of its Exynos processors, made with a second-generation 10nm process. The chipset that will undergo this blessed treatment is none other than the recently-announced 9810, which was revealed on the hush-hush by the manufacturer. This one, along with Snapdragon 845 that will also be produced on the 10nm LPP (low-power plus) node, are expected to be crunching numbers in the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships by Samsung.
November 29, 2017
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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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Experiencing Google Play Services battery drain after the latest update? Here's an unlikely fix
Multiple users report on the Play Store and Reddit that the most recent update for Google Play Services (v11.7.46, to be exact) has caused their Android devices to experience abnormal battery drain directly traceable back to the Play Services framework. The issue seems to be mostly prevalent on Pixel and OnePlus devices, but no one is immune from Google's udpate magic.
November 29, 2017
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Exploring the Android SDK and AVD Managers
In this short tutorial, we are going to cover two useful tools for keeping your development packages up to date and for emulating the testing devices. The former is called SDK Manager, which integrates easy updates for the Software Development Kit (SDK), including tools, platforms, and other components into packages.
October 18, 2017
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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 ID got broken on iPhone X with the iOS 11.2 update? Here's how to fix it
In terms of software updates, Apple had a pretty rough time last week, with the iOS 11.1.2 causing some users' iPhones to get looped when getting local notifications with schduled reminders.
December 4, 2017
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Face ID hasn't been hacked: What you need to know
Absolutely no one has broken into Face ID's secure enclave or gained access to its data. All we've seen is headlines and videos involving family members and forensic artists trying to spoof it.
November 14, 2017
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Face ID on the iPhone X: Security firm fools Face ID with mask, but it's not as easy as it sounds
Apple introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, a new way to secure the phone. You have questions and we'll have the answers in this FAQ.
November 28, 2017
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Face it, you can't get enough jumbo smartphones
Yep, size matters.
November 29, 2017
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Face unlock: who does it best? iPhone X vs 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 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 'Bonfire' comes to Android (sort of)
Facebook's latest attempt at a standalone app -- that totally isn't a complete copy of another -- is available now on Android. Well, sort of.
November 2, 2017
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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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Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release
Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.
October 26, 2017
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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 Unable to Access Half of All Confiscated Smartphones Due to Encryption
Accessing mobile devices used to be trivially easy for the FBI back in the days of flip phones, but the modern world is much more security conscious. According to newly minted FBI director Christopher Wray, the agency has failed to access more than half of the devices it confiscated in the last year. That's 7,000 smartphones sitting in evidence lockers that cannot be unlocked because of encryption. Wray calls this a "huge, huge problem," but it's not one that's going away anytime soon.
October 24, 2017
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FCC chair wants to impose a cap on broadband funding for poor families
Pai proposes Lifeline budget cap and new limits on which ISPs can get subsidies.
October 30, 2017
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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 shouldn't give up on reforming inmate phone services
In recent years, the effort to reform our criminal justice system has brought together members of Congress, public interest advocates, and think tanks that don't often see eye-to-eye. These efforts are to be applauded. Unfortunately, there is one aspect of criminal justice reform that the current administration has tragically ignored: the broken market for inmate calling services.
October 19, 2017
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FCC Votes To Let Phone Companies, Cops Identify Anonymous Callers Behind Bomb Threats
There are many legitimate reasons to hide or mask your Caller ID information but there are an increasing number of people who abuse this ability, not just for prank calls or telemarketing, but to phone in bomb threats or make other menacing calls -- particularly to schools and religious centers. In an effort to make it easier for law enforcement respond to these threats, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal that will allow phone companies to share certain Caller ID information with the police.
October 24, 2017
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FCC's latest gift to telcos could leave Americans with worse Internet access
FCC will let carriers abandon copper lines without offering adequate replacements.
November 14, 2017
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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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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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Find My Device: The ultimate guide to finding your lost phone
Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.
November 20, 2017
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Find the best local craft coffee shop from your smartphone
We can't be the only people who make finding the best coffee one of our priorities when visiting a new city. Frankly, it's become a bit of a mission.
November 27, 2017
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Find your Apple devices to be intrusive? Here's how to turn it down on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Macworld reader Sherry wants Apple to leave her alone. She's disabled Siri and doesn't use iCloud Photo Library. But she finds Apple seems to be paying attention in ways she doesn't like.
November 29, 2017
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First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL
We're all excited about our new phones -- but let's remember some of the basics.
November 8, 2017
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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 iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units
Apple's TrueDepth camera may be holding things up.
October 16, 2017
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First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks
We're holding it wrong! Of course!
October 31, 2017
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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 photos of the HTC U11+, full specs for U11 Life emerge
Despite the recent acquisition of some of its talent and licensing of its IP portfolio by Google, Taiwanese phone maker HTC is set to announce a couple of devices at the start of next month. We know a fair bit of information about them: one will be a mid-ranger named the U11 Life, while the other will be an upgraded variant of the U11, called the U11 Plus.
October 20, 2017
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Five hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo you should be using
Not all the cool features get top billing.
November 20, 2017
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Five Must-Have Microsoft Productivity Apps for your iOS and Android Devices
Microsoft's workplace apps are ready to go on the most popular mobile operating systems, boosting Microsoft customers' abilities to work anywhere, on any device.
November 14, 2017
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Five reasons to skip the iPhone X
The iPhone X is upon us, but is it worth it at this point?
October 25, 2017
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Five reasons you should get an iPhone X
The iPhone X is Apple's most everything iPhone yet. If you're on the fence about whether you should get one, here are five reasons why you should.
October 25, 2017
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Five to Try: Game of Thrones begins its Conquest, and Lawnchair is a Pixel-perfect launcher
Check out this week's biggest Android app and game releases.
October 20, 2017
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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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Flagship on the cheap: LG G6 now available at discount from Amazon Prime
This year, the Amazon Prime program stirred a bit of controversy as it slowly gained popularity and came to the public eye. Basically, it goes like this -- you can get a brand-new smartphone for a pretty good discount, but the device's lock screen will feed you Amazon Prime ads every time you light it up.
October 26, 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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Focus on Focos: The latest and greatest portrait app
Looking to shoot some beautiful portrait photos? Then you have to download Focos!
November 15, 2017
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For Super Fans: The HTC U11+ with a 6-inch display, 3930 mAh and IP68
Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to sit above and below the current standard U11 model, with the U11 life aiming at a more price competitive 'lifestyle' market, while the U11+ (U11-plus) sits at the top of the pile and is being touted for HTC super-fans who want a little bit more from their U11.
November 2, 2017
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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps
Unpicking Redmond's strategy for devs following the launch of an updated Visual Studio
October 25, 2017
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Forget OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs iPhone charging tests, how about a steak?
The OnePlus 5T Dash Charge feature is one of the best fast-charging options out there, pumping the Snapdragon 835-equipped phone full of electrons at lightning fast speeds. It couldn't be otherwise, as the OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo brands are members of the same parent company, BBK, and we all know how fast Oppo's VOOC charging system is, thanks to its 20W output, same as the Dash Charge, in fact.
November 27, 2017
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Forget Pokemon Go -- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic's next potential AR obsession
Eager to turn your neighborhood into a wizarding world? Here's what we know so far
November 13, 2017
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Four cameras, bezel-less display, low price: it's the Doogee Mix 2
2017 has been a great year for smartphones. Not only because we saw a drastic jump towards the futuristic bezel-less designs that used to be just a dream, but also because said designs are quickly making their way down to the lower, more affordable tiers. And, as you probably know, there are some manufacturers out there, for whom "budget" doesn't necessarily mean "cheap".
November 14, 2017
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Fox announces X-Files mystery game coming to mobiles in 2018
For the millions of fans out there, Fox announced that X-Files franchise will continue its adventures on smaller screens. The company confirmed that a mobile is in the works at its own FoxNext Games division and Creative Mobile, a game studio from Estonia.
November 28, 2017
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Foxconn expected to ship only 25-30 million iPhone X units in 2017, down from 30-35 million
Apple will definitely have problems meeting iPhone X's high demand, especially if we are to believe the latest reports and estimates coming from various more or less reliable sources.
October 23, 2017
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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 reportedly employed students to work overtime illegally to assemble the iPhone X
Foxconn has been employing students illegally to work overtime at its factories to assemble the iPhone X, reports the Financial Times. Six high school students told the publication they regularly work 11-hour days assembling the device, which is illegal for student interns under China's laws.
November 21, 2017
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Foxconn's initial shipment of the Apple iPhone X contained only 46,500 units
There is both good and bad news for those consumers who have decided to wait for the Apple iPhone X to launch before deciding which handset they will buy next. Foxconn has made its first shipment of the phone, but only 46,500 units were delivered to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates from Zhengzhou and Shanghai.
October 16, 2017
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Foxconn's profits see largest drop since recession as iPhone X production stalls
Foxconn's profits fell to $700 million last quarter, a 39 percent year-over-year decline from the $1.09 billion it pulled in during last year's third quarter. It's the Taiwanese assembler's largest drop since the global recession, and it's all due to the initial iPhone X production problems, as Foxconn relies on Apple for more than half of its business.
November 14, 2017
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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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Fraudsters are using iCloud phishing to steal iOS devices
A mobile security company has found that many ne'er-do-wells are essentially trapping users into unlocking stolen iPhones. Here's what to look out for.
November 20, 2017
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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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French activists occupied a Paris Apple Store in response to tax dispute
Approximately a hundred protestors occupied the Apple Store in Paris, France on Saturday, demanding that the company pay its EU taxes.
December 4, 2017
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Frowns all round as Smile and Co-op online banking goes down
'No branches, no phone lines... soon they'll have no customers'
November 6, 2017
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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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Fund Compelling Products, Not Charismatic Men
Android creator and Essential founder Andy Rubin's downfall should take a long hatpin to the cozy VC culture of funding charismatic men rather than compelling products.
November 29, 2017
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Fusion Lens is a $44 accessory that allows your iPhone to shoot 360 stills
When it comes to cameras on smartphones, things are getting pretty good. While they won't match a DSLR or a standalone point and shoot camera, the quality is for the most part reliable, and it's also something that you will usually have with you on a daily basis.
November 15, 2017
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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 iPhones may include a laser-powered, 3D-sensing rear camera to augment AR
It's all about AR.
November 14, 2017
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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 A7 2018 may see a limited release, 6"+ display rumored
Samsung is 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. This would make sense if the company plans a move to the Infinity Display design for its more affordable portfolio, too, as an eventual A5 will fit in the current A3 body, the A7 in an A5 one, and so on, thus negating the need for the smallest and weakest link in the A-line.
November 29, 2017
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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 vs 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 Enterprise Edition comes with three years of security updates
Available now for $994 per device.
November 2, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 global unlocked version finally getting its first update, see what's new
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released more than two months ago. Over that period of time, we've seen US carriers rolling out various software upgrades for the 6.3-inch phablet, but the international unlocked version of the device seemed to be left behind in that area.
November 29, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 is the latest Android phone to go on sale at Microsoft's stores
The fallback position from Windows phones: running Microsoft apps on Android.
November 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 "Pro" mode camera tips & tricks: use RAW and manual controls to take gorgeous photos
In this day and age of mass automation and AI-driven experiences, it may seem counterintuitive to rely on manual camera controls on your brand new, shiny, bezel-less, smartphone. I mean, why even bother with adjusting so many variables when you can just point your phone at something, tap a button, and get an arguably good-looking result?
October 19, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus Pixel 2 XL camera shootout
The two best Androids battle it out in an old-fashioned camera comparison.
November 21, 2017
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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 is reportedly codenamed 'Crown', Samsung might have a prototype in early 2018
With the Note 8 already comfortably resting inside the pockets of million of users, it's only natural and logical for Samsung to carefully plan its next moves. Aside from the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, this also puts the Galaxy Note 9 on the drawing board.
November 6, 2017
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Galaxy S6 series and Note 5 on Verizon receive KRACK fix
This is unexpected, but we're not complaining.
November 29, 2017
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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 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 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 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 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 goes shopping for a new finger scanner, lands in Taiwan
By now, it is a public secret that Samsung may be changing the placement of the rear scanner on its Galaxy S line phones next year. The current notorious spot next to the camera may give way to a more orthodox placement in the middle of the back, under the camera lens, tip sources.
November 27, 2017
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Galaxy S9 may come with new AKG earphones and anti-glare camera, audio jack still in play
Now, this one is difficult to fathom, but a leakster with good track record regarding Samsung flagships, tipped that the Galaxy S9 will ship with "new AKG headset," and it might be a Bluetooth model. The AKG part is self-explanatory, as current Galaxy S8 and Note 8 boxes are stuffed with those, too, but they are of the wired variety, and actually seem to be Samsung buds "tuned by AKG."
November 15, 2017
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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 rumored to launch with refreshed DeX dock
When the Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in April 2017, Samsung also launched the first generation of Samsung DeX. With DeX, users are able to plug their compatible Galaxy smartphone (S8, S8+, or Note 8) into the dock, then connect a display, mouse, and keyboard to create a powerful workstation.
December 4, 2017
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Galaxy S9 said to come with '3-stack' dual camera and higher price, release set for Q1
It seems that those who are expecting grand surprises from Samsung with the Galaxy S9 will be in for a surprise, as a Korean publication has probed a few sources in and out of the company, and has the following quote from one anonymous Samsung official:
November 21, 2017
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Galaxy S9 to be released early: no in-display finger scanner, but its back will 'change a lot'
Back in the summer, Korean media reported that Samsung Display will commence the shipment of the Galaxy S9's OLED panels in November, which is two months earlier than usual, feeding the notion that the next Samsung flagship might be released before the usual April/March time slot.
November 8, 2017
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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 will reportedly feature a camera with adjustable f/1.5 aperture
Just a few years ago, smartphone makers resolved to include higher and higher resolution cameras in their handsets. Users would brag about how their phones had 16- or 20-megapixel cameras, although that was mostly marketing, a number value that OEMs tried to attach to camera quality.
November 28, 2017
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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, 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 X foldable phone gets listed in Samsung support
Where there's smoke there may be fire, too. Samsung's alleged foldable phone (no, not that one), dubbed tentatively Galaxy X, already got certification from the Bluetooth SIG, and from South Korea's National Radio Agency, but it is now getting much closer to reality, as Samsung itself included the unorthodox SM-G888N0 model in the support section of its Korean website. Does that mean that we are to expect the announcement and pilot launch of the Galaxy X first on its home soil?
November 20, 2017
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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: Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers
A simple text-based story adventure that makes you wait to "turn the page."
November 9, 2017
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Game of the week: GRID Autosport
The full console experience: GRID Autosport is the best damn racing game on iOS!
November 29, 2017
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Game of the week: ICEY
ICEY: The game inside a game that tries to play tricks on your mind.
October 26, 2017
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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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Gameloft becomes the latest developer to abandon Windows phones
In what's been a train-wreck of a year for the Windows phones faithful, the blows just keep on coming. In order of events: Microsoft stopped adding features to Windows 10 Mobile indicating that the end is nigh after the mobile revenue fell through the sky.
October 26, 2017
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GarageBand 2.3 update features new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and three new instruments
This major update to the iOS app for digital audio creation is available for free in the App Store.
November 1, 2017
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GarageBand for iOS gets an in-app instrument store and 80s-style drum machines
A fancy new iPhone's as good a reason as any to bring a big upgrade to Apple's free music production service, GarageBand. The iOS version of the app is getting a slew of updates for 2.3, starting with a layout optimized for the iPhone X's 458 ppi display.
November 1, 2017
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GarageBand for iOS now brings the noise iPhone X style, and more!
GarageBand for iOS 2.3 adds iPhone X support, Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and Asian Instruments.
November 1, 2017
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Gboard gets built-in stickers and 40 more languages with latest update
Gboard now features built-in stickers and supports more than 120 different languages.
November 20, 2017
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Gboard updated with sticker pack support, 40 new languages
The latest update for Gboard on Android brings support for 40 additional languages, including native input for Japanese, which, along with other non-Latin script languages, was up until now relegated to a separate input method. This update for Gboard rounds up the total number of supported languages to 120, Android Police reports.
November 20, 2017
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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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George Hotz's newest product is like a punk rock version of CarPlay
It won't drive your car, but it does have Spotify
October 19, 2017
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Get a free Chromecast and Moto X4 when referring people to Project Fi
Despite its hardware restrictions and potentially expensive data charges, Project Fi is still one of the most unique service providers around. Google's been continually adding new features and services since its debut in 2015, and a new promotion lets you grab a free Chromecast and Moto X4 for referring others to join.
November 20, 2017
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Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019
Next-gen networks will have vast capacity so your phone can handle data even in massive crowds. Help for self-driving cars will have to wait longer, though.
October 16, 2017
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Get the 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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Get two LG V30+ phones for the price of one with Sprint's BOGO deal promo
LG dubs the V30 as the phone for digital creators, and rightfully so, as it is one of the most media-centric phones out there, with top-shelf audio and video prowess, and even 4K footage editing built in, which has been an Achilles heel for many an Android flagship before. This is why every time we hear about a deal on this high-end seasonal hero from LG, we perk our collective ears up.
October 16, 2017
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Give your iPhone X a raw look with teardown and X-ray wallpapers
It didn't take long for iFixit to tear down the iPhone X and give the world a look at its interior components. While a majority of iPhone X owners probably won't be dismantling their smartphone anytime soon to take a look at the insides for themselves, you can now download wallpapers that will simulate the effect.
November 8, 2017
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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 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 plugin Boomerang arrives on iOS with a voice assistant
After four years of Android only
October 18, 2017
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Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks
Master your inbox with these Gmail tips and tricks.
October 19, 2017
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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 'actively investigating' reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays
The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device's OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switching screens.
October 23, 2017
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Google adds iPhone X support to Maps and Home iOS apps
In early November, when the iPhone X was released, not all apps fully supported its unusual 5.8-inch display (which, as you likely know, has a notch on the upper-middle side - where the front camera and various sensors reside). This was also the case with Google Maps, one of the top apps available on iOS.
November 30, 2017
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Google adds new languages to Google Assistant
Google has announced a couple of new languages for its Google Assistant. Support for the languages will initially be coming to Android 6.0+ but will arrive on iOS devices in due course.
November 2, 2017
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Google adds 'try now' button on Play Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps
Making it easier to use apps without downloading them
October 19, 2017
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Google AI can now spot people looking over your shoulder at your phone
Using your phone in a public place for texting or entering private information can always be a bit unnerving because you never know who may be looking over your shoulder. Thanks to two Google researchers and machine learning, that fear may become a thing of the past.
November 28, 2017
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Google AI tech alerts you when strangers peek at your phone
Google researchers demonstrate a new feature that could protect you from snoopers looking at your phone over your shoulder in public.
November 28, 2017
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Google amps up job search tools with salary, location features
The search giant wants to put you to work. The new tools come as Silicon Valley faces scrutiny over how tech and automation are affecting employment.
November 15, 2017
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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 Fast Pair to speed up Bluetooth pairing for Android
Google has announced Fast Pair, an update to Bluetooth connectivity that speeds up the process of connecting a Bluetooth device -- such as headphones -- to an Android phone or tablet. It's an idea that's not entirely dissimilar to the technology used by Apple to connect AirPods to iPhones.
November 1, 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 is getting a customizable search bar widget in the latest update
Most Nova and/or Action Launcher users are well-acquainted with the launchers' highly-customizable, color-changing, shape-shifting Google search bar widgets, and it seems like Google is taking note. The latest beta update of Google App introduces a customizable search bar widget of its own, and although it's not as flexible as the ones found in custom launchers, it's still good news for those who don't rely on home screen replacements.
October 20, 2017
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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 can now connect you with local home services
Total time-saver
November 29, 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 gains a load of new features and supports more languages
The Assistant can send content from Google home to your phone, send out push notifications, help you find new apps, and much more.
November 15, 2017
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Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories
OK, Google, let's play.
October 24, 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 helps you find a local plumber or electrician
Finding local assistance is just one "Ok, Google" command away.
November 29, 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 now supports apps for Canadian users
Apps for the Assistant are available in both English and French.
November 16, 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 updated with loads of family-oriented activities in the US
Google Assistant is arguably the best personal digital assistant not just because it offers plenty of features and works well on just about any compatible platform, but also because Google improves it all the time.
October 24, 2017
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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 get improved localized support in the US
Google has just announced it will offer improved support for Assistant, but only in the United States. The changes should help Google Assistant users get a better experience when looking for a house cleaner or information about local traffic.
November 29, 2017
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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 on-device machine learning to mobile with TensorFlow Lite
Google's recent preview release of its open-source TensorFlow Lite software for machine learning developers signifies an exciting shift in the field of AI. The company's dedication to developing AI capable of running algorithms on a mobile device -- without connecting to the cloud -- is laying the groundwork for the artificial intelligence of things (AioT) of the future.
November 15, 2017
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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 chimes in on the Pixel 2 audio issues, offers temporary solution
The excitement that once surrounded the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have now turned into anger and concern. If unfamiliar, Google's handsets, particularly the Pixel 2 XL, have not fared well in the press since its release, being hindered by different issues when it comes to its display.
October 25, 2017
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Google Chrome browser for Android to get HDR video support
Google is planning to add HDR video support to the Chrome browser for Android. The information comes from a couple of commits (commits record source code changes to the repository) that were recently spotted on Chromium Gerrit (the web-based team code collaboration tool for Chrome).
December 4, 2017
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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 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 cracks down on power-user apps that use Android's accessibility API
Accessibility APIs offer powerful controls to apps, but Google says "no more."
November 13, 2017
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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos
There's a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button
October 18, 2017
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Google Docs, Slides and Sheets finally gain iPhone X and better iOS 11 support
Google has silently updated its Office-related apps for iOS devices to make them fully compatible with Apple's latest hardware and software releases. If you've been using Docs, Slides and Sheets, you'll be pleased to know that all three apps are now fully compatible with Apple's iPhone X.
November 27, 2017
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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 explains the Pixel 2's impressive hybrid video stabilization
Most smartphone cameras, even those with optical image stabilization systems, rely on electronic stabilization only for stabilizing video footage. Google's new Pixel 2 devices, however, are managing to combine both optical and electronic stabilization for ultra-smooth handheld footage and panning. And a new post on the Google Research Blog explains in quite some detail how the system works.
November 14, 2017
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Google extending manufacturer warranty for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Current and future Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XLs now come with a two-year manufacturer warranty at no added cost.
October 26, 2017
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Google extends Pixel 2 warranty to ease burn-in fears
The tech giant is trying to alleviate concerns that its new smartphone's screen has a problem with image remnants.
October 26, 2017
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Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users
A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users.
November 29, 2017
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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 Files Go is a new Android app that lets you manage and share files
Google is getting ready to expand its collection of Android apps once more, as it just introduced a new title on Google Play. Currently available as a preview, Files Go lets you manage and share files and free up space on your smartphone or tablet.
November 9, 2017
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Google finally activates 'Visual Core' imaging chip inside Pixel 2 smartphone
The finalized version of Google's Android 8.1 operating system is expected to be released in December, but today the company has announced the availability of the last Developer Preview which, among other things, activates the formerly dormant Visual Core chipset in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
November 28, 2017
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Google finally releases an Android patch for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability
Last month, a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol was exposed, which affected pretty much all modern wireless networks. Dubbed KRACK, it was the latest security flaw that got everyone to check for updates on their devices. Microsoft had already fixed it by the time it went public, and Apple released its patch with iOS 11.1.
November 6, 2017
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Google finds spyware on the Play Store: it had access to Facebook, LinkedIn, and even Telegram
With the announcement of Android 8 Oreo, Google also launched Play Protect -- a new program that is there to perform periodic checks of the software that's on your phone and the apps that are in the Play Store, looking for evil-doing malware. Recently, Google found a family of spyware apps that sound really, really scary.
November 29, 2017
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Google fixes Pixel 2 disabled bootloader unlocking issue, here's how to enable it
Google's latest Pixel phones are some of the hottest Android flagships in town, but their commercial release has been accompanied by quite a few issues. A few days ago, we reported that a number of Pixel 2 units purchased straight from the Play Store were arriving with bootloaders that can't be unlocked. Fortunately, it seems that the problem was quickly noticed by Google and should be resolved now.
November 22, 2017
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Google fixing SMS bug on last year's Pixels with November security patch
A fix is on the way, but not quite yet.
October 20, 2017
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Google has been secretly collecting Android users' cell tower locations, risking a hit to its reputation
Google failed to disclose a pretty severe privacy violation and that's bad for everyone, especially Android users.
November 21, 2017
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Google has fixed the infamous cheeseburger emoji with Android 8.1
About a month ago, some Twitter users started to notice something rather peculiar about Android's cheeseburger emoji -- the cheese was placed on the bottom of the bun below the patty.
November 28, 2017
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Google has found a fix for the Pixel and Pixel 2 random reboots
Those of you having problems with your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL randomly rebooting appear to be in luck. Google has found a fix that it will be releasing to users when it is ready.
November 28, 2017
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Google has found a way to fix Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL random reboots, but you'll have to wait
Just like the original Pixel devices, the new flagships launched last month are affected by strange issues that, fortunately, can be addressed via software updates. Recently, many Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users noticed their smartphones have suddenly started to randomly reboot. There was no warning and no apparent cause was determined, so they turned to Google for answers.
November 28, 2017
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Google has learned the proper way to make a cheeseburger in Android 8.1
Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised to look into the great cheeseburger emoji debate, and he's made good on his word. Apparently Android 8.1 ships with a new and improved cheeseburger emoji in which the cheese is placed atop the patty, as opposed to underneath it. Emojipedia first spotted the fix.
November 28, 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 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 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 intros Files Go, a free file manager for Android
Google recently introduced Files Go, a free Android app that's designed to help you "manage storage smartly and keep your phone clean and organized." The app isn't officially released, but it's already listed on Google Play, being compatible with all devices running Android 5.0 or later. Unfortunately, at this time, Google Files Go is available only as part of an early access program, which is "currently full."
November 6, 2017
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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 apparently shipping some Pixel 2 XLs without an operating system
Whoops
November 2, 2017
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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 changing the way developers think about spatial audio
Google wants to improve audio everywhere, no matter what device you're using.
November 6, 2017
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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 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 receiving Android users' locations even location services are off
This is bad. Google actively receives location data from Android users even when location services have been switched off.
November 21, 2017
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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 is testing an elegant new interface for Google Now
Google might be going all-in with its supercharged Assistant AI, but it seems it still hasn't quite given up on improving its older and slightly dumber sibling, Google Now.
November 2, 2017
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Google is trying to prevent Pixel 2 display burn-in with a light navigation bar
Screen burn-in is one of the unfortunate realities of OLED. Manufacturers are well-aware of this shortcoming, and yet, at this point at least, there is not much that can be done to completely prevent it hardware-wise. However, there's always the option of mitigating the issue through software, and that's exactly what Google is trying to do for its Pixel lineup of smartphones.
November 9, 2017
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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 made comparing phone specs ridiculously easy
Google just made it super easy to compare device specs. Now, typing something like 'Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X' into search will bring up a table comparing specs and customer reviews for various devices. Android Police spotted the change over the weekend.
November 6, 2017
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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 just released the Android 8.1 preview to developers
Android 8.0 might have just launched in August, but Google is already working on its next big update. The company today announced a developer preview for Android 8.1, with a final release due sometime around December.
October 25, 2017
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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 Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage
For many people -- particularly in certain parts of the world -- mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you're someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what's using up all of your allowance -- and take control of it -- Google's new Android app, Datally, can help.
November 29, 2017
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Google launches native add-ons for Gmail
Business focused
October 24, 2017
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Google launches Poly, a 3D object and scene library for AR and VR creators
Google has today unveiled a new library for virtual and augmented reality creators. Poly is home to all manner of 3D objects and scenes that can be dropped into apps and games.
November 1, 2017
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Google launches Poly, a home for the world's 3D objects built for creators
As Google builds platforms like ARCore and Daydream that allow users to step into virtual worlds or put virtual scenes inside their phone's field-of-view, there's a big onus on game developers to craft the content that makes the platforms worth checking out.
November 1, 2017
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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 arriving on first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL devices through Photos app
Google Lens is gradually making its way to the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The visual search engine made its debut earlier this month when it launched as a pre-loaded feature on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but is now rolling out to the first-gen devices as a "preview" version through the Google Photos app.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens in the Assistant starts rolling out to all Pixel users
We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That's something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear.
November 21, 2017
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Google Lens integration with Assistant to be available in 'a few weeks'
There's still no word when Lens will be available for all, but this is a giant step forward.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens is coming to the Google Assistant in "the coming weeks"
It's still a Pixel exclusive, but Google will make Lens a lot easier to access.
November 22, 2017
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Google Lens is gradually rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 owners worldwide
Back in October, Google announced that its machine-learning powered visual analysis app Lens will hit Pixel and Pixel 2 phones later this year. Lens went live for the first time as a feature in Google Photos, but over the last couple of weeks, a number of reports emerged online, suggesting that Lens is also making its way to Google assistant, albeit incrementally.
November 20, 2017
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Google Lens is sneaking onto the Pixel and Pixel XL
One of the coolest features of the new Pixel 2 appears to be making its way to older phones.
October 24, 2017
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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 available for some 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL users
Google Lens has a long way to go before it's ready for prime-time, but after just debuting on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it appears that the feature is already making its way to some users of last year's Pixel devices.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens now available via Assistant on Pixel phones
Lens is rolling out now and will be available for everyone in a few weeks' time.
November 21, 2017
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Google Lens rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones
Back in May, Google announced its innovative Lens feature that makes use of machine learning and image recognition to identify real world objects and analyze complex scenes as well. The feature seems to be rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones now, as per users on Reddit.
November 20, 2017
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Google Lens will launch within Assistant on all Pixel phones in the coming weeks
AI-powered computer vision in your pocket
November 21, 2017
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Google looking into Pixel 2 clicking sound issue, offers temporary solution
Google has started an investigation into the "ticking" sound that's affecting certain Pixel 2 units. The issue recently came to light as owners of the smaller second-gen Pixel device reported hearing clicking and high-pitch frequency sounds during voice calls.
October 25, 2017
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Google lets Android devs see nanosecond-level GNSS data
Location, location, location ... for testing and research only
October 31, 2017
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Google Looking Into Pixel 2 XL Screen Issues
Google's new Pixel 2 phones are the tech company's latest and greatest attempt to crack the smartphone market largely dominated by Samsung and Apple. However, Google is now having to investigate and explain to some Pixel 2 XL owners why their screens are apparently malfunctioning.
October 20, 2017
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Google Maps gets updated for iPhone X
27 days later
November 29, 2017
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Google Maps is getting a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode
After Waze received a bunch of new features, including a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode, in its latest update last week, now it's Google Maps' turn to join in on the fun. The popular navigation app is receiving its own motorcycle navigation mode, although it's facing a gradual roll-out across different regions.
December 4, 2017
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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 matches Apple by reducing Play Store fee for Android app subscriptions
From 30 percent to 15 percent
October 19, 2017
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Google may address 'dull' colors of Pixel 2 XL display, is investigating burn-in reports
Google's newly launched Pixel 2 XL smartphone has received some criticism from buyers who claim the POLED display appears 'dull' when compared to the vivid OLED displays used by some of Pixel 2 XL's competition. Google recently commented on the criticism, telling 9to5Google that it will consider releasing a software update that adds more display color options.
October 20, 2017
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Google may allow users to chat with Gmail contacts in Allo
Google might be looking to allow users to discover contacts from their Gmail account in Allo, in addition to the phonebook discovery method that has been in place since the early days of the app.
December 4, 2017
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Google may be working on 3 new Pixel phones in 2018, a super premium model in tow
Google may be working on three new Pixel phones for 2018 and the codenames for all of them have just surfaced. Google refers to its Pixel phones under codenames that bear the names of fish, and the next Pixels are referred to as "crosshatch", "albacore", and "blueline", according to Droid-Life, a publication that has well-connected sources that have been right in the past.
October 24, 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 might be hit with a lawsuit over Pixel 2 XL's display complaints
When will this be over?
November 2, 2017
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Google now lets you donate to nonprofits right within Google Search
Making donations is just a Google Search away.
November 28, 2017
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Google now lets you try out apps before downloading them in the Play Store
Back at Google I/O 2016, Google announced something called "Android Instant Apps." Android Instant Apps is a system that allows app developers to shrink down their applications into smaller packages that can be used without having to download them locally onto your phone, and the initial use case for this tech was to allow you to jump into an app via a Google Search even if you didn't have said app downloaded.
October 19, 2017
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Google Now versus Quickdrawer: An Action Launcher dilemma
To Google Now or not to Google Now? That is the question.
November 14, 2017
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Google offers up enticing promotion for its Pixel 2
There were some spectacular deals this past weekend, with one of them being the insane price discount on the Google Home Mini. But it looks like Google is about to take things a step further for Cyber Monday by offering up a fantastic deal for those looking to purchase Pixel 2.
November 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 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 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 Photo Books now available in Canada
Google's physical photo books are now available in Canada.
November 6, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL now have a 2-year warranty
Less than two weeks after releasing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google announced that both smartphones now come with a 2-year warranty worldwide. The announcement was made today by Mario Queiroz, Vice President of Product Management at Google, and is of particular interest to US consumers.
October 26, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Q&A: Ask us anything!
It's open season for Pixels as Google is already shipping pre-orders to many early adopters, but there are still tons of users that are on the fence whether they should buy one or wait for the third-generation of the Pixel.
October 18, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 earpiece buzzing sound to be fixed in an upcoming update
Ever since the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last month, several users have reported different problems ranging from screen burn-in issues to camera problems to locked bootloaders, and a lot more.
November 20, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 earpiece crackling to be fixed in an upcoming update
Just like the iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 has also been suffering from call quality issues in the form of buzzing and crackling sounds at higher volumes. Reports emerged online over the last week, suggesting that a substantial number of Pixel 2 owners are experiencing the problem on their units.
November 20, 2017
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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 now has a microphone issue
Last night, we told you about the Google Pixel 2 XL's flashing screen problem, just the latest in a series of issues involving the model's 6-inch display. This morning, we have a new bug that is ailing the Pixel 2 XL's sibling, the Google Pixel 2.
November 9, 2017
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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 Review: Plainly Great
Sharp shooter
October 31, 2017
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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 versus Pixel camera comparison: Fine-tuning a winner
Let's see how Google improved upon one of the best cameras of 2016.
October 24, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL adds new display profiles, UI changes to address burn-in in latest update
This is a nice development.
November 6, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL screen fix may be on the way
The company recognizes the widespread complaints about the phone's screen and is considering changing the software.
October 19, 2017
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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 2 XL versus Pixel XL: Should you upgrade?
Does the new hotness bring enough to upgrade from the old hotness?
October 13, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem
Your eyes don't deceive you -- some Pixel 2 XL screens have a burn-in issue.
October 23, 2017
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Google Pixel 2's "Now Playing" always-on music recognition feature won't be a battery hog
One of the interesting, albeit not major, features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes in the form of an always-on music recognition service called "Now Playing." It works its magic in the background, even while your phone is locked, and shows the name of whatever song is currently playing on the always-on display.
October 16, 2017
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Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works
The Google Pixel 2/XL looks just like any other smartphone out there, but hidden inside is something powerful and innovative: artificial intelligence (AI).
October 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 plans software update to fix Pixel 2 clicking sound
Fixing the Pixel 2, one update at a time
October 26, 2017
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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 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 pop-ups were charging more than retail for Pixel 2 devices
It was only a few days ago that we reported Google would be selling the Pixel 2 at its pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Although it didn't have the unlocked variant in stores, it still supplied the Verizon model of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.
October 20, 2017
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Google posts details about Android's December security update
With the start of a new month, Google is ready to release its latest security update for Android devices. The latest update will be current as of December 5 and the build should arrive tomorrow. This update will most likely land on Google's own products first, like its Pixel and Nexus handsets.
December 4, 2017
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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 promises 3 years of OS and security updates for Pixel 2/XL
Google has officially committed to keeping the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL updated for the next 3 years, a solid commitment that outdoes all other Android phone makers. Yes, this includes both updates to the operating system and security updates.
October 19, 2017
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Google promises a software fix for the Pixel 2's buzzing phone call problem in 'the coming weeks'
Google's hardware team can't catch a break this year. In spite of solid reviews (us included), the company's new Pixel 2 handsets have been plagued by glitches, including a buzzing sound heard in the ear piece during phone calls.
November 20, 2017
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Google rakes it in, even amid woes over Pixel 2 XL, fake news
The search giant is under intense scrutiny. But it's still practically minting money.
October 26, 2017
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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 final preview of Android 8.1 Oreo for select Pixel and Nexus devices
While many consumers are still waiting to receive Android 8.0 Oreo, only a few will soon be able to update to a much newer version -- Android 8.1 Oreo. Google confirmed a few more important new features will be made available along with Android 8.1, but the update will be available to Pixel and Nexus devices only, and probably for quite a long time.
November 27, 2017
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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 reported to absorb Nest into its own hardware division
Google's pretty serious about this smart home stuff.
November 29, 2017
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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 Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode
Background-blurring portrait or bokeh modes have pretty much become a standard feature on dual-camera equipped phones. Similar effects can be achieved with single-lens devices but operation tends to be more cumbersome, with more manual interference required, and results less realistic than on dual-camera setups.
October 18, 2017
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Google responds to Pixel 2 issues with software update, extended warranty
Google today responded to the growing chorus of Pixel 2 users complaining of inaccurate color representation and burn-in on the larger XL model.
October 26, 2017
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Google responds to Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in and color concerns with upcoming software updates, 2-year warranty
This past Sunday, Google let us know that it was "actively investigating" reports of screen burn in on the Pixel 2 XL. Now, less than a week later, we are learning some of what the results of that investigation are. Here's the short version: Google stands by the screen on the Pixel 2 XL, but it is nevertheless going to issue some software updates to expand its color gamut and protect it against screen burn-in.
October 26, 2017
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Google responds to the Pixel 2 XL screen controversy
Ever since people started getting their retail units of the V30 and review units of the Pixel 2 XL, Reddit and XDA forums became abuzz with complaints that there is something amiss with LG's P-OLED panels that both phones carry.
October 19, 2017
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Google revamps Science Journal app with new sensors and iOS support
Last year, Google released a fun app that let curious kids perform a handful of science experiments by monitoring light, sound and motion using a smartphone. Following some feedback, the app has been updated with a more open-ended approach, allowing kids to simply record and annotate the world around them. (It's also on iOS now.)
October 25, 2017
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Google rolls out 'Saturated' mode to address Pixel 2 XL display issues
The Google Pixel 2 might sport one of the best smartphone cameras around, but when it comes to the display--particularly on the larger XL--model, Google has had nothing but trouble. Reports of everything from burn-in, to blue tint off-axis, to 'dull' colors have left the tech giant playing catch up, and today it finally ... well... caught up. Or at least it tried.
November 9, 2017
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Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows
Google's push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working. The company announced today that 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up 42 percent from a year ago. In addition, over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on ChromeOS a year ago. Windows traffic is up to 66 percent from 51 percent.
October 20, 2017
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Google says it has fixed Pixel and Nexus trade-in issues
Since its launch in October, the Google Store's trade-in program has been causing a lot of problems.
November 9, 2017
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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 Science Journal app gets noteworthy makeover, hits iOS
The app lets you turn your phone into a device for taking scientific measurements. Now you can add notes and photos too -- on iOS as well as Android.
October 25, 2017
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Google Search now compares specs, prices, and more for phones
Rolling out now to select users.
November 6, 2017
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Google search now tailors results based on your device's location
Google search now delivers search results based on your device's location.
October 30, 2017
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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 shares 10 tips for capturing great portraits on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Google has been actively advertising the portrait mode available on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ever since the two phones were officially announced. If you're not familiar with how it works, it basically strives to simulate the shallow depth of field that can be achieved with a dedicated camera and lens, or in other words, it blurs the background behind the subject when taking portraits.
November 8, 2017
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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 shipped a Pixel 2 that failed its quality control inspection
Between screen burn-in and mysterious hissing/clicking sounds, Google can't seem to catch a break with its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The two phones that were supposed to be the best Android handsets of the year have quickly found themselves amidst a heap of controversy and debate, and unfortunately for Google, the hits keep on coming.
October 24, 2017
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Google shipped some buyers a Pixel 2 XL without an operating system
How. Does. This. Happen.
November 2, 2017
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Google Smartphone AI Can Tell if Someone is Looking at Your Phone
A pair of Google researchers will show off a new AI feature at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in California next week. The duo from Google are Hee Jung Ryu and Florian Schroff. The tech they will be showing off is something they call an electronic screen protector and it can tell if someone is looking at your phone over your shoulder.
November 29, 2017
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Google software update will address some Pixel 2 XL display issues
Google has responded to criticism over the Pixel 2 XL's 'dull' display colors, confirming that the company will release a software update in the coming weeks that adds a new saturated colors mode. With this mode, Pixel 2 XL owners will have the option of increasing the vividness of the screen so that it is comparable to the bright saturation found on some other OLED smartphone displays.
October 30, 2017
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Google starts cracking down on Android apps handling personal data
It's important to keep your personal data safe, and Google's helping to make this as easy as possible.
December 4, 2017
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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 to address Pixel 2 XL screen issues with several software changes
Here's what Google will be doing to 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display issues.
October 26, 2017
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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 build special YouTube Edition Android phone?
How would a YouTube focused phone fare? Google is curious to find out, so it has reportedly been sending out surveys to phone owners asking them how they would feel about a phone designed to make YouTube faster and easier to use. The appearance of the survey doesn't guarantee that a YouTube Edition phone is in the works, but it does suggest that it is something that is being discussed at Mountain View.
November 27, 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 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 unbundles Android battery app and pushes it to the Play Store
Google has started -- just as OnePlus has -- to unbundle many of its core apps and make them available through the Play Store. The latest candidate to be stripped out of Android and give a Store release is its battery app.
October 13, 2017
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Google updates Docs, Slides, and Sheets for iPhone X and iOS 11
Drag and drop support for iPads
November 27, 2017
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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 updates Gmail for Android with add-ons to help users be more efficient
Google has just announced that its Android and web versions of Gmail are fully compatible with add-ons. These add-ons are supposed to allow Gmail users to work with their most used business apps directly in the email app, so they won't have to switch between inbox and other apps.
October 24, 2017
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Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new 'saturated' color display option and other bug fixes
It's also fixing the clicking problem on the Pixel 2
November 6, 2017
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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 Wallet review: Easy money sending and bill splitting, if you're on iOS
Let's hope the Android version gets an update soon.
November 13, 2017
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Google will fix hissing sound on Pixel 2 in 'the coming weeks'
Your Pixel 2 will soon be free of both clicking and hissing.
November 20, 2017
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Google will fix Pixel 2 reboot issues 'in the coming weeks'
Hang in there; the update is coming soon
November 28, 2017
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Google will issue a fix for Pixel 2's buzzing sounds heard during calls
Another software fix
November 20, 2017
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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 pay Android app developers more for retaining subscribers
Developers who want to sell apps or offer in-app subscriptions on Google Play have to give 30 percent of the revenue up. It's the cost of doing business on Google's popular app store -- and the same goes for the App Store and Microsoft Store as well.
October 20, 2017
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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: 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: we'll reimburse those who got the overpriced Pixel 2/XL at our pop-up stores
Along with the Pixel 2 and 2 XL announcement, Google said that it will set pop up stores in high-visibility and high-traffic areas as Manhattan to showcase and sell the new gear. Apple has its Town Squares Stores, Samsung has its Experience pop-ups in Best Buy, and Microsoft used to set temporary exhibits when it was high on Lumia, too.
October 20, 2017
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Google's AI knows when a stranger is looking at your phone
The prototype software uses your front-facing camera to spot people sneaking a peek
November 28, 2017
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Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo
Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android.
November 13, 2017
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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 crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps
If you like Universal Copy, you'll hate this move.
November 13, 2017
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Google's cracking down on Play Store apps that include lock screen ads
Intrusive lock screen ads, your time has come.
November 29, 2017
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Google's hamburger emoji sparks global beef about cheese placement
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, should be acknowledged for his swiftness in resolving a crisis which developed in the emoji department over the weekend.
October 30, 2017
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Google's Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps
For now, Instant Apps let you try before you buy.
October 20, 2017
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Google's latest Developer Preview update fixes the display and audio issues
It has been a couple months since Google introduced to the world its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Since that time, there has been a lot of drama surrounding the release, with both handsets being plagued with a number of issues. During the beginning of last month, it was reported that some owners of the Pixel 2 XL were having problems with the edges of their displays being unresponsive. Now, it looks like a fix is on the way.
December 4, 2017
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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 data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill
Shut down apps that are gobbling up your data.
November 29, 2017
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Google's new Datally app could help you save mobile data
People using the app during a study in the Philippines have saved up to 30 percent of their data, Google says.
November 29, 2017
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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 newest app stops you burning through your data package
Google's newest app for emerging markets is a service that helps control data usage on a smartphone and get more for your top-up credit.
November 29, 2017
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Google's own Play Store antivirus system is disturbingly unreliable
In its latest monthly software review, independent antivirus testing firm AV-TEST inspected Google's Play Protect -- the Google Play antivirus system put in place to guard your phone from malicious apps -- and found it to be significantly less reliable than most third-party alternatives.
October 24, 2017
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Google's phone woes: The Pixel and the damage done
Hardware is called hardware for a reason
October 30, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 gets bent out of shape during torture test
The torturers at JerryRig Everything get ahold of Google's new phone and it doesn't appear to stand up so well. Especially the back.
October 20, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 Still Plagued With Display and Sound Issues
The Pixel and Pixel 2 are looking like they're going to be some of the best smartphones of 2017. They feature stellar battery life, stock Android software, and one of the best cameras you can find on a smartphone. That being said, users have reported a number of significant problems with the phones that Google needs to address.
October 26, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 XL also appears to suffer from poor audio recording quality
Google says it will roll out a fix in the next few weeks
October 30, 2017
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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 weird-sound Pixel fix coming in 'weeks'
The update will tackle the strange sounds plaguing some devices.
November 20, 2017
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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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Googlers develop AI that can catch people looking at your screen
Google researchers have developed a tool that can alert you when a stranger is peeking at your screen over your shoulder. The "electronic screen protector", as it is called by inventors Florian Schroff and See Jung Ryu, will be presented at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference that will be held in California next week.
November 28, 2017
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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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Grammarly's new iOS keyboard will make sure you never typo again
Sick of having to delete tweets because you said "so excite" instead of "so excited?" Then get so excite about Grammarly's new mobile keyboard for iOS -- it'll keep your texts, tweets, and emails clear and error-free.
November 2, 2017
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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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Hack Brief: Oneplus Phones Have An Unfortunate Backdoor Built In
Oneplus Smartphones have developed a bit of a cult following, thanks to a combination of design and affordability that few other Android handsets match. But OnePlus has also experienced some notable privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting a sketchy amount of user data on its corporate servers.
November 14, 2017
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Hackers say they broke Apple's Face ID. Here's why we're not convinced
Key questions persist about $150 mask hackers used to unlock Face-protected iPhone X.
November 13, 2017
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Halide's new camera UI was designed from scratch for iPhone X
Halide just got even more beautiful with its new edge-to-edge design for iPhone X, creating an entirely new photography experience.
November 6, 2017
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Hammer-wielding raiders on mopeds rob London Apple Store
The gang escaped with thousands of pounds worth of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
November 13, 2017
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Hardware has never been better, but it isn't a licence for code bloat
Have as many lines as you want, just make it efficient
November 2, 2017
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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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Have you noticed any lag on the LG V30?
One $800 phone with extra lag, please.
October 16, 2017
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'HDR' is the most confusing term in consumer tech right now
You're going to bump into it whether you're buying a TV, a camera, or a smartphone.
October 26, 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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Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'
Who left 'wipe the engineering toolkit' off the factory checklist?
November 14, 2017
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Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile's tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone
Hearsay Systems is announcing that it has acquired technology and intellectual property from Mast Mobile.
October 20, 2017
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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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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 all the official OnePlus 5T cases
OnePlus is a phone maker, but it's also well-known for its excellent cases, too.
November 21, 2017
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Here are BOE Display's latest flexible and foldable AMOLED display prototypes
Last week BOE Display held an official ceremony during which it demonstrated its first batch of flexible OLED panels made at its new B7 6-Gen OLED fab in Chengdu. China Daily posted the video you see below showing the panels on display.
October 30, 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 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 cars that support iPhone 8 and iPhone X wireless charging
The iPhone 8 and iPhone X sport wireless charging and there are a handful of car manufacturers that already include Qi charging pads. Basically, Apple says, most of these wireless charging pads will work though there are some outliers. The main exception is some of the pads are not large enough for the iPhone 8 Plus so in that case, you'll have to plug your phone into a cable to charge. There's no workaround if the phone is too big.
October 24, 2017
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Here are the first live pictures of Samsung's W2018 clamshell flagship
Despite the fact that clamshell smartphones aren't mainstream anymore, Samsung continues to launch this type of handsets, at least in some parts of the world.
November 9, 2017
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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 another "leaked" OnePlus 5T unboxing video
Last week we've been given a thorough look at the OnePlus 5T thanks to a YouTuber who accidentally published an unboxing video of the smartphone. Although the video was quickly pulled from YouTube, someone managed to upload it in a place where it can't be so easily taken down.
November 15, 2017
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Here is how you can get a free iPhone 8 64GB when you buy an iPhone X at AT&T
Remember we reported last month that AT&T doesn't want to aggressively promote the iPhone X, so it decided not to offer any deals on Apple's flagship? Well, it looks like there might be something in that the carrier will offer customers who can afford one, it's just that the promotion will not be advertised.
November 9, 2017
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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 10 paid Android icon packs that have gone free for a limited time, grab them while you can
If you've been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn't we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!
October 16, 2017
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Here's 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 a cool see-through iPhone X wallpaper that shows off its innards
Two to choose from
November 9, 2017
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Here's a full breakdown of Google Pixel 2's Now Playing feature
Now Playing's arguably the Pixel 2's coolest feature, and we now know more about how it works.
October 20, 2017
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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 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 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 the first portrait photo (likely) taken with the OnePlus 5T
Having released two high-end smartphones in 2016 - OnePlus 3 and 3T - this year, OnePlus is seemingly doing exactly the same thing. With the OnePlus 5 (launched in June) no longer available to buy, we're expecting a OnePlus 5T to be officially announced any time now.
October 30, 2017
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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 People Are Saying About the iPhone X
It's almost iPhone Day! Again! If you held off on buying an iPhone 8, and saved up a cool one thousand dollars, in just a few days you'll be able to treat yourself to a cutting-edge iPhone X.
November 1, 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 you need to know about Dash Charge on the OnePlus 5T
Dash Charge is one of the best fast charging protocols available today.
November 29, 2017
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Here's why Microsoft is paying me (and will pay you) to use Bing!
I like free money. That's why I'm a fan of Microsoft's Rewards Program. Microsoft "pays" me just for using its Bing search engine, and you can get paid too.
October 30, 2017
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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 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 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 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 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, Google' command now rolling out to Assistant on Android phones
A welcome but possibly irritating addition.
October 24, 2017
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Hidden iPhone 8 Plus features and toggles that you should know about
So, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out and with them came iOS 11 -- Apple's latest rehash of its mobile operating system. And we've got quite a lot of new things -- a reworked Control Center, a screen recording feature, and tons of smaller tweaks.
October 19, 2017
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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-Speed Hexapod Motion Platform for Smartphone Camera Optimization
Google engineers know that a shaky hand can ruin a selfie so they designed the shake out of the Pixel 2 camera using PI's H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom.
November 6, 2017
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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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Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals
Hitlist, an app that serves up bargain-priced flights and travel deals, has finally winged its way to Android after years on iOS and the web.
November 16, 2017
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Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ID technology
Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning analytics on a vast database of calling data (3.5 billion calls to date), Seattle-based Hiya's mission has been to supercharge the humble phone call -- by providing detailed information about who is calling you, whether it's a regular person or an IRS fraudster.
October 19, 2017
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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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HMD Global unveils the €99 Nokia 2 with Snapdragon 212 and 4100mAh battery
The Nokia 2 is the first device to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 platform.
October 31, 2017
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HMD Global will improve the camera app on Nokia phones
While the mid-range and top-tier Nokia smartphones from HMD Global can claim to have relatively good camera hardware, powered by ZEISS, the software experience has been somewhat lacking on them. Users have demanded something akin to the Lumia Camera app, and HMD Global might just be planning to introduce something similar in the future.
October 31, 2017
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HMD Global: Nokia 7 will not launch in India anytime soon
The Nokia 7 was officially launched in China last month, but it seems the handset is not coming to India despite earlier speculation. In an interview with Indian Express, HMD Global's Chief Marketing Officer Pekka Rantala confirmed that the handset will not launch in the country anytime soon, saying that:
November 2, 2017
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HMD confirms the camera app on Nokia smartphones will be updated
You might remember that HMD got its hands on the Lumia Camera UI design patent some months ago. At that time we hoped the Finnish company will bring it to some or all Nokia smartphones, and it looks like we weren't wrong.
October 30, 2017
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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 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 7X, sporting the premium thin bezels look at an affordable price, is coming to the U.S.
Looking for a phone that looks like an expensive new handset with thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Then buddy, have we got news for you. Last month we introduced you to the Honor 7X, a mid-range offering from Huawei's sub-brand that aims to look like an expensive top shelf model. Launched in China on October 17th, word came out today that other countries are destined to receive the Honor 7X.
November 20, 2017
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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 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 announced with Android Oreo, 5.99-inch display, and more
Huawei's Honor sub-brand has been consistently kicking out powerful phones with affordable price tags, and the latest in this series is the newly announced Honor V10. The V10 was recently announced at an event in China, and although worldwide availability has yet to be disclosed, there's a lot to like here.
November 28, 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 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: 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 7X looks to offer reduced bezels at a reduced price
Huawei's Honor sub-brand has announced its newest midrange device, the Honor 7X, which serves as the successor to last year's Honor 6X. Like the 6X, which served as a cheaper option below the Honor 8 (Honor's 2016 flagship), the 7X is a more budget-minded alternative to this year's Honor 9 flagship.
November 20, 2017
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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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Honor's V10 is the latest phone with reduced bezels
Honor is back with the V10, its newest flagship, which comes with a nearly bezel-free display. Spotted by Android Central, the V10 features a 5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, while still finding room to squeeze in a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone.
November 28, 2017
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Horipad Ultimate vs 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 5G will spur remote collaboration
The faster networks become, the harder it will be to distinguish telecommuting from being there.
November 16, 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 slows down old iPhones
Under pressure, Apple calls its older device performance limit a 'feature'
December 21, 2017
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How Apple used deep neural networks to bring face detection to iPhone and iPad
'Apple started using deep learning for face detection in iOS 10. With the release of the Vision framework, developers can now use this technology and many other computer vision algorithms in their apps.'
November 16, 2017
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How Apple's iPhone X stacks up to the Galaxy Note 8
Here's how Apple and Samsung's best of 2017 stack up to one another.
October 31, 2017
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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 are you liking the Pixel 2 XL's display after the November update?
Here's what you had to say about the Pixel 2 XL's new display modes.
November 9, 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 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 you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized fones, forever
Plus outsells regular iPhone for the first time
November 9, 2017
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How fast charging works on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X
Your iPhone can charge much faster than you think.
October 26, 2017
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How fast is the Galaxy Note 8 compared to its predecessors?
Samsung's been making some of the best Android phones for years, and while the company has been excelling at premium design, camera performance, and gorgeous displays, software is one area that's never been a strong suit.
November 29, 2017
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How Fluent Forever became the most funded app in Kickstarter history
Self-taught polyglot Gabriel Wyner is promising fluency to thousands
October 18, 2017
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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 has your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL battery life been?
It's the most important spec for many people.
November 9, 2017
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How I turned my Samsung Galaxy S8 into a Microsoft phone
Microsoft loves mobile, as long as you're using an iOS or Android device. In fact, turning your Android into a Microsoft centric phone is pretty easy.
November 13, 2017
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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone
Just make sure that your first line of defense--a Windows password or PIN--is secure, too.
October 24, 2017
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How iOS 12 can unlock iPhone X's full potential
Embrace the notch (and other things).
November 8, 2017
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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 long til the true Google retail store arrives?
As Google goes further into the hardware-hawking rabbit hole, a real-world retail presence seems all but inevitable.
October 19, 2017
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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 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 iPhone X changes the way you use iOS
The iPhone X has no home button, which means users have a whole new set of gestures to learn if they're going to navigate iOS 11 successfully. It also means corporate training materials will need updates, along with changes in app design and website interactions.
November 6, 2017
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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 these 3 startups are changing the trillion-dollar supply chain industry
It should be common sense that everything you use or wear had to be produced somewhere. From the iPhone you use to call friends to the pan you use to cook your meals, everything first started as a raw material.
October 31, 2017
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How to activate Reading Mode on the OnePlus 5T
How do I enable Reading Mode on my OnePlus 5 or 5T?
December 4, 2017
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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 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 bring back the home button on your iPhone X
Apple made a number of compromises in its first effort to make an "all-screen" phone, but chief among those was the decision to ditch the home button with its integrated Touch ID finger scanner, and replace it with a Face ID biometric solution, achieved by the TrueDepth camera kit that warranted a "notch" cutout at the top of the iPhone X display.
November 8, 2017
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How to buy an iPhone X Unlocked
Looking to buy an iPhone X unlocked? Here are your options.
October 25, 2017
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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 the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 ringtone and set a custom one
Okay, we already explored 5 different ways to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or pretty much any iOS 11-running device, and boy, that was a somewhat-challenging ordeal.
October 25, 2017
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How to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X with a custom one: 5 visual guides
So, you've got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Good for you, but how are you liking the default ringtone, which is by now so ingrained into our society that we are frantically checking our phones once we hear the well-known rhythm of Opening.
October 25, 2017
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How to change the screen refresh rate on the Razer Phone
How to turn your Razer Phone up to 120(Hz).
November 28, 2017
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How to change your Apple ID, contact info, and security questions
Need to make changes to your Apple ID? You can manage it on your iPhone!
November 1, 2017
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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 if your iPhone X has a Qualcomm or Intel wireless modem inside
After all the commotion stemming from the fact that Apple has most likely crippled Qualcomm's X16 wireless modem inside certain iPhone X versions (looking at you, Verizon and Sprint ones), to match the inferior abilities of the Intel modem in AT&T and T-Mobile's versions, it's only logical that owners would want to know what variant they have.
December 4, 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 clear all notifications on iOS 11 (iPhone 8 tutorial)
Dealing with notifications on iOS has traditionally been one of the worst parts of having an iPhone: notifications are just not as versatile and well-segmented as on Android, and even simple things like clearing all notifications might seem impossible when you see no one-swipe shortcuts or single keys to do it.
November 2, 2017
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How to create a personalized radio station in Apple Music with Siri
Don't know what you want to listen to, ask Siri for some help!
December 4, 2017
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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 customize security on iPhone and iPad
Keep your iPhone and iPad private and secure by locking down your settings!
October 26, 2017
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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 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 download Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on Android and iPhone right now
During one of its signature Direct presentations, yesterday Nintendo announced the popular Animal Crossing franchise will finally make its way to Android and iOS next month. The mobile edition of the game is slated to debut in late November and will be called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
October 25, 2017
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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 Now Playing on your Pixel 2
You'll be able to name that song title with Now Playing enabled on your Pixel 2.
October 25, 2017
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How to enable the FPS counter on the Razer Phone
Razer built an FPS counter into its first Android phone so you can see exactly what's going on with that 120Hz display.
November 27, 2017
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How to enable Wi-Fi on your iPhone and iPad
How do I enable Wi-Fi on my iPhone and iPad? You can do it in your settings!
October 25, 2017
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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 and catch Farfetch'd in Pokemon Go -- worldwide for 48 hrs!
Last chance to catch Farfetch'd, the Asian regional Pokemon that's been unlocked worldwide until the end of today!
November 27, 2017
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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 Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X
This is how you can access the Notification Center and Control Center on the iPhone X.
November 9, 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 find the model number for your iPhone X or iPhone 8
How do you find the model number for your iPhone X or iPhone 8, now that Apple has removed them from the back of the device? Either in Settings or on the SIM card tray!
November 6, 2017
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How to find your iPhone's serial number, UDID, or other information
Here's how you can find your iPhone's serial number, UDID, and other important information.
October 25, 2017
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How to fix common Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL problems
Having trouble with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? Here's where you start.
November 13, 2017
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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 iOS 11 and iPhone X battery life problems
How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!
November 7, 2017
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How to fix Snapchat login errors on Android
How do I fix login temporarily failed on Snapchat?
November 6, 2017
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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 format Notes for the iPhone and iPad
Make your notes more stylish with the Notes app's formatting options.
October 24, 2017
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How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases
How you get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases and in-app purchases isn't obvious, but it is possible!
December 18, 2017
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How to get battery percentage on your iPhone X
How do you get the battery percentage indicator to show up on your iPhone X? Here's the answer! Ish!
November 2, 2017
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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 LG V30's Floating Bar on any Android device
Historically, one of the key features of LG's V series has been the signature secondary ticker display that was not available on any other device. Sadly, it got phased out with the LG V30, which opted out for a software Floating Bar, which kind of allows us for the same type of functionality, but definitely lacks the 'wow' factor and is totally not a party trick. That's just how LG wants to roll these days.
October 24, 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 Pixel 2/XL's new Live Wallpapers on your Android phone
One of the great things about the Google Pixel phones are the incredible Live Earth wallpapers that look stunning with a smooth animation to them. Some are also genuinely useful: take the earth one with a live view of the cloud formations extracted from real Google Earth data. The new Pixel 2/XL wallpapers with the beach and others are also great adornments to your smartphone, and now you can get them on any Android phone.
October 16, 2017
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How to get Siri to spell a word for you
If you're having trouble spelling a word, you don't have to look it up in the dictionary or even search Google for it. Just ask Siri!
October 31, 2017
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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 increase your chances of snagging an iPhone X on preorder day
The day Apple fans have been waiting for is almost upon us.
October 24, 2017
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How to integrate Twitter and Facebook into your iPhone
Looking to integrate Twitter and Facebook with your iPhone like you did before iOS 11? Well we have a bit of bad news for you...
October 19, 2017
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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 learn to code when you have no idea where to start
Learning to use code and workflows to build awesome apps, websites, and other projects doesn't have to be scary.
December 4, 2017
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How to link an iPhone or Android phone to a Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Mobile is now officially dead, and Microsoft has switched its attention to Android and iPhone, releasing a growing number of apps for those operating systems.
October 30, 2017
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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 the most of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus camera: tips & tricks
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have some of the most advanced cameras put in a phone, but if you are a photography or videography enthusiast who wants to make the best of them, you will probably see the built-in camera app as lacking in terms of options and settings.
October 26, 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 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 Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 is a distinctive phone with a distinctive home screen.
November 27, 2017
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How to make your phone's Gmail notifications much, much better
Your phone's email alerts are working against you. Let's change that, shall we?
November 28, 2017
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How to manage privacy and security settings in Safari on iPhone and iPad
How do I stop websites from tracking me on my iPhone?
October 19, 2017
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How to mark up photos in Messages on iPhone and iPad
Do you want to mark up your photos on your iPhone or iPad without leaving Messages? Here's how!
October 20, 2017
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How to monitor your car's onboard computer with your iPhone
Car trouble? You may be able to diagnose it with an OBD2 reader and your iPhone!
November 21, 2017
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How to move from an individual iCloud Account to Family Sharing
How do you switch from an individual iCloud account to iCloud Family Sharing works? You've got questions. We've got answers!
November 13, 2017
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How to mute, block, and report spam on iMessage for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to put up with any iMessages you don't want to. Mute, block, or report them with ease.
October 19, 2017
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How to power off and restart your iPhone X
Have you tried turning it off and then on again?
November 21, 2017
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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 protect the glass back of your iPhone X
Keep the glass back of your iPhone X protected with these protectors and skins.
November 6, 2017
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How to put your Mac's media keys in control of iTunes once again
Has macOS High Sierra put your Mac's media keys in control of Safari instead of iTunes? Here's what you can do about it.
November 16, 2017
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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 quickly disable Face ID on the iPhone X
Temporarily disabling Face ID to require a password to unlock your iPhone X is simple. Here's how you do it.
November 8, 2017
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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 Recycle Your Old iPhone
If your old iPhone isn't worth selling, don't just throw it away. Recycle it!
November 13, 2017
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How to remap Active Edge on the Pixel 2 using Button Mapper
Well, that was fast.
October 20, 2017
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How to remove a bokeh blur on a photo but keep Portrait Lighting
Here's how to get Portrait mode's lighting effects on your iPhone 8 Plus or X even if you don't like the depth map.
November 21, 2017
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How to remove that wrist strap from your Joy-Con Bumper
Here's your Step by Step guide on how to remove that nylon strap.
November 28, 2017
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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 save attachments in Mail for iPhone and iPad
You can save your email attachments to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more!
October 19, 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 "see" the crazy dot map the iPhone X uses to scan your face
The iPhone X uses an infrared flood illuminator and dot projector to recognize your face for both Face ID and Portrait selfies. Now, one user on Twitter has captured what that looks like!
November 21, 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 send money to friends in Messages using Apple Pay
With iOS 11.2, you can now send payments directly to people using Messages and Apple Pay. Here's how.
December 4, 2017
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How to set up and manage Apple Pay on the Mac
Apple Pay is an easy and secure way to pay when buying merchandise online with your Mac. Here's how to set it up!
October 16, 2017
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How to set up and modify your user profile in Apple Music
Here's how you can set up and modify your profile in Apple Music.
November 2, 2017
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How to set up and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad
With SMS/MMS relay you can send and receive "green bubble" text and multimedia messages on your iPad as easily as on your iPhone!
October 20, 2017
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How to set up Face ID on iPhone X
How do you set up and customize Face ID so you can unlock your iPhone with a look? Like this!
November 1, 2017
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How to set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad
Family Sharing lets your entire family share purchases from iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID.
October 24, 2017
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How to set up 'Hey Siri' on iPhone or iPad
'Hey Siri' lets you activate your iPhone or iPad with just your voice.
November 6, 2017
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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 set up your iPhone for disaster alerts
This week I've been in Chicago for a conference, and people keep coming up to me to ask if I've been impacted by the horrible fires ravaging the Bay Area this month. Fortunately, beyond all the smoke in the air making it hard to breathe outside, my family has been unscathed. But just a couple dozen miles to the north, whole neighborhoods have burned and people have lost their lives.
October 19, 2017
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How to share Animoji to any social network
You don't have to keep Animoji confined to iMessage conversations. You can share them to any social network that lets you share video. Here's how.
October 31, 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 sort of emulate the iPhone X interface on your Android device
You might as well be digging that, we won't judge! Okay, we won't judge, but there are quite probably a lot of Android users that would love to emulate the interface looks of the top-notch iPhone X on their devices.
October 20, 2017
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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 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 switch from a Windows phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
November 2, 2017
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How to switch phones without losing anything
Ditch your old device but keep your data.
November 1, 2017
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How to sync Notes for iPhone and iPad
You can keep the Notes app in sync between iPhone, iPad, and Mac using iCloud, as well as other services like Gmail. Here's how.
October 24, 2017
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How to take great Portrait Lighting selfies with iPhone X
Strike a pose.
November 15, 2017
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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 take the best photos with your Google Pixel 2
For many, the most important feature of a smartphone is its camera.
November 1, 2017
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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 train Face ID to recognize weird facial expressions
Face ID uses machine learning to familiarize itself with your various facial changes. You can even train it to recognize your scrunched up face!
November 14, 2017
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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 Google Assistant into a powerful list-making machine
All it takes is a few minutes to teach your Google Assistant an incredibly useful trick for next-level organization.
November 16, 2017
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How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile
If you want to switch to a new carrier, you'll need to make sure your iPhone is unlocked first. Here's how.
November 29, 2017
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How to use a virtual home button instead of the iPhone X's gestures
Just in case your thumb gets tired of swiping up so much
November 9, 2017
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How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API
Long passwords made a lot easier.
October 31, 2017
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How to use Apple Pay on iPhone X
How do you pay with Apple Pay in stores and on your iPhone X? With the Side button and Face ID!
November 2, 2017
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How to use bubble and screen effects in iMessage
How do you make the bubbles slam or turn invisible, or the screen turn to lasers or fireworks? With iMessage effects!
October 20, 2017
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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 iPhone X in one-hand mode (Reachability)
When the iPhone X was announced to have absolutely no home button, this raised a number of questions. How do you access Siri? How do you do screenshots? How do we even get to the home screen? Wait... how do we enter Reachability (one-hand mode)?
October 31, 2017
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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 Night Shift on your iPhone or iPad
How do you make sure staring at a screen late into the night doesn't destroy your sleep patterns? Night Shift can help!
November 1, 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 Reachability on iPhone X
Using Reachability on the iPhone X is fairly simple, even without the Home button.
November 8, 2017
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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 the alert slider in OxygenOS on the OnePlus 5T
How do I use the alert slider on my OnePlus phone?
November 28, 2017
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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 'waterproof' is my phone? What those IP numbers really mean
How do I tell what those IP ratings on my phone really mean? Just because a phone is rugged doesn't mean it will survive a dunk in the pool.
November 9, 2017
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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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HP Elite x3 now available on Verizon, Windows Mobile is not dead (yet)
Microsoft this week started selling a Verizon-compatible HP Elite x3 - following months of speculations about this. Originally released in 2016, the HP Elite x3 is a high-end smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, a platform that Microsoft will no longer be focusing on.
November 2, 2017
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HPE adds recommendations to AI tech from Nimble acquisition
When HPE acquired Nimble Storage in March for a cool billion dollars, it knew it was getting some nifty flash storage technology. But it also got Nimble's InfoSight artificial intelligence capabilities that not only monitored the underlying storage arrays, but all of the adjacent datacenter technology.
November 21, 2017
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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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HTC America announces new financing program prior to unveiling of the U11 Plus
With the HTC U11 Plus expected to be unveiled November 2nd, consumers might be happy to learn that HTC America has teamed up with TD Bank to introduce the HTC Financing Program. This new financing option will be offered to those using the HTC.com website to make a purchase of $599 or more on mobile devices and accessories.
October 24, 2017
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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 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 rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for unlocked U11 today
Happy Monday!
November 27, 2017
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HTC Squeezes the U11 Family, Adding the HTC U11 life
Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to sit above and below the current standard U11 model, with the U11 life aiming at a more price competitive 'lifestyle' market, while the U11+ (U11-plus) sits at the top of the pile and is being touted for HTC super-fans who want a little bit more from their U11.
November 2, 2017
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HTC starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the HTC U11 in Taiwan
Last month, a rumor hinted that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11 has entered the final stages of development. Recently, the company started rolling out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo for the HTC U11 in Taiwan.
November 16, 2017
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HTC teases official render of U11 Plus
The phone will include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, glass back, and a single camera.
October 24, 2017
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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 11 Android 8.0 Oreo in final stages of development
It really doesn't come as a surprise, but apparently, HTC is just that much closer to releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its U11 handset. LlabTooFeR on Twitter, who has a good track record when it comes to HTC products, let it be known that the Android 8.0 update is in the final stages of development and should arrive in November or December.
October 20, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins
HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google.
October 18, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus leak shows display with far smaller bezels
HTC is rumored to announce the U11 Plus, an updated successor to the U11 at an event in November, but an early leak from TENAA (China's version of the FCC) has given us an early look at the new smartphone, as spotted by Droid Life.
October 20, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus: all new features to expect
The sacred November date is fast approaching, and we are all awaiting with bated breath the arrival of a flagship to rule them all. No, not that date, but the date when HTC is said to unveil its own take on the "bezel-less" trend, or thereabouts, the U11 Plus. Fret not, though, it won't be that bezel-less, so you would still find the BoomSound speakers and the Edge Sense squeezability feature on the side.
October 24, 2017
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HTC U 11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body
Allegedly called HTC U11+ (or HTC U11 Plus), the new handset is expected to sport a 5.99-inch near-bezel-less screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
October 18, 2017
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HTC U11 and U11+: Everything you need to know!
The HTC U11 and U11+ represent a new direction for the Taiwanese company, featuring an all-glass build, great camera and squeeze input.
November 21, 2017
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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 coming to the U.S. via T-Mobile, globally as Android One model
A return to the the lower price segment by HTC.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life gets an official Android 8 Oreo update
On Monday, HTC USA started updating its U11 flagship phone to Android 8 Oreo. Today, the company is bringing Oreo to another smartphone - the U11 Life, a new mid-range handset launched in early November with Android 7 Nougat on board.
November 29, 2017
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HTC U11 Life is getting Android Oreo in the U.S.
HTC has revealed tha,t starting today, it is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the U11 Life smartphone in the United States.
November 29, 2017
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HTC U11 life is official, will try to squeeze into your mid-range budget
HTC has announced the almost-immediate availability of its latest mid-range smartphone, which it lovingly calls U11 life. Physically resembling the flagship U11, the U11 life aims to bring the signature features that made the U11 a good smartphone to a more affordable market
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life officially revealed, a budget-friendly take on the flagship
Earlier today, HTC officially introduced the high-end U11+, but that's not the only thing HTC is launching today. The company also unveiled a mid-range smartphone -- the U11 Life -- which is basically a trimmed down budget-friendly version of the HTC U11.
November 2, 2017
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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 price and release date
The HTC U11 Plus, the company's just-announced Snapdragon 835 flagship phone, will not make it to the United States, but HTC has something in a different class that looks very appealing as well and is actually coming to the US: the HTC U11 Life, a new mid-range contender.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review:
Stuck between a good deal and a hard place
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class
HTC's U11 Life has the features of a premium phone but costs half as much.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review: High style at a low price, with compromises
HTC's bringing a budget phone back to the U.S., and it's hoping the U11 name will help it out this time around.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life size comparison versus iPhones, Galaxy and mid-range phones
The HTC U11 Life is... well, live, and it is the company's newest affordable phone that will be sold in the United States.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life specs: 5.2-inch display, 2600mAh battery, and Snapdragon 630
Here's what HTC can pack into a phone for under $400.
November 2, 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
Life. Oh life. Oh lii-yi-yi-iife... oh life. Doo, doot doot doo
December 20, 2017
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HTC U11 versus HTC U11 life: what's different, what's similar?
So, HTC dropped a pair of brand new phones -- the HTC U11 life and HTC U11+. The latter is a version of the flagship U11, but with a new, 18:9 display to meet current trands. Unfortunately, that one will only be sold in select markets across Europe and Asia. What will be a bit more widely available, including in the US, is the HTC U11 life -- an upper-midrange handset, made to look like the flagship.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ and U11 Life Preview
HTC recently revealed its super flagship of the year called U11+, a larger and more advanced version of the six-month-old model U11, which is uncompromising in every possible feature on the list of technical specifications.
November 29, 2017
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HTC U11+ combines U11 camera specs with large 6-inch display
HTC has launched the HTC U11+ which shares many characteristics with its smaller cousin U11. Both phones are powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset and come with, depending on region, 4 or 6GB of RAM. They also share the same camera specifications that made the U11 one of the best camera phones in 2017.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ is announced with 18:9 HDR display, translucent back design, huge battery
HTC just announced what's quite possibly its best smartphone ever, and if you live in the US, you can't have one.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ review: The best phone you can't buy
HTC rounds off a turbulent year with an excellent Oreo-powered phablet
December 4, 2017
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HTC U11+ specs: 6-inch LCD, Snapdragon 835 and 3930mAh battery
Snapdragon 835, Oreo, and an enormous battery.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ started life as a Google Pixel 2 XL project -- but the story isn't that simple
Oh how things could've gone differently.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 XL: Autumn flagship specs comparison
HTC U11+ is now official with a pretty intriguing translucent design and some rather saucy specs, including a rather large battery at the rear.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ wallpapers are now available for download
All of HTC's wallpapers from the U11+ are up for grabs to download and use on any phone.
November 6, 2017
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HTC U11: U-hoo. Look over here! Two new phones! We're Not Actually Dead
Google's new best buddy will revive Android One
November 2, 2017
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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: 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 launch a dual-camera phone in 2018, after giving up on them last year
After being so early to the dual-camera game that the company later had to abandon it, HTC plans to return to producing phones with dual-camera systems sometime next year. Engadget reports that HTC's smartphone division president, Chialin Chang, says the company will "definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we'll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out."
November 2, 2017
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HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs
At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker -- until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.
October 18, 2017
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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 financing program lets you grab a shiny new phone for $0 down
As bezels get thinner and cameras get better, prices of today's smartphones also get higher. Monthly payments when buying a phone through a carrier help to make these rising costs more manageable, but if you want to purchase a phone unlocked and directly through the manufacturer, these options sometimes aren't available. HTC is revamping its own financing program today under the new name of "HTC Financing", and it doesn't sound half-bad.
October 24, 2017
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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 next handset could be translucent
Over the past couple of months, we have heard numerous rumors about HTC's upcoming smartphone, the U11 Plus. While it is still unknown as to when it will make its debut, it appears that the handset will offer something unique when it comes to its design.
October 31, 2017
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HTC's U11 Life is most of the U11 for a lower price
Premium looks for plebian price
November 2, 2017
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HTC's U11 Plus is getting a retro see-through color option
HTC is almost certainly announcing a new flagship this week, rumored to be called the U11 Plus. Though the headline feature is that HTC is joining the small bezels party, the U11's best feature might be a translucent body. Yes, kind of like an old Game Boy.
November 1, 2017
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HTC's U11+ is a beautiful bezel-less upgrade to its squeezable flagship
After releasing an uninspiring bunch of phones over the past couple of years, HTC bounced back earlier this May with its squeezable U11, which let you do things like launch an app or take a picture just by gripping it tightly around the sides.
November 2, 2017
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Huawei Announces Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Smartphones
Huawei has announced the successor(s) to the Mate 9 smartphone with the new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which feature a new "3D Glass Body" industrial design along with the new Kirin 970 processor and other improvements.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei breaking records in 2017, over 100 million smartphones shipped so far
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has managed to ship over 100 million smartphones for the first three quarters of 2017. This translates to a year-over-year increase of 19%, which means that the company has a very high chance of surpassing the 140 million units it shipped in 2016.
October 24, 2017
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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 could start selling its own "Made for Huawei" accessories
Undoubtedly, Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, as the Chinese company sells millions of handsets every year. To increase the margin profit of its products, Huawei has decided to start developing some components in-house. Huawei's Kirin chipsets are inside most of its flagships, but lately, they have been embedded in some of the company's mid-range smartphones.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei doubles down on software with fast Mate 9 Oreo update, monthly security patch goal
Huawei's software boss confirms Mate 9 Oreo update scheduled for four weeks after the Mate 10 launch. Huawei will target monthly security updates for its new flagships. And the company is already working with Android P.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei 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 has a "working" foldable phone, could release it next year
Huawei, which recently announced the interesting Mate 10 smartphone series, has exciting plans for the next few years. According to Cnet, the company is working on a foldable phone that could be released as early as 2018 - perhaps at about the same time with Samsung's long-rumored Galaxy X foldable phone.
October 20, 2017
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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 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 launches the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, phones that get smarter with time
Today, Huawei held an event in Munich where the company announced its newest flagship handsets, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, along with a Porsche Design flavor of the Pro. They're the first phones to use the firm's in-house Kirin 970 chipset, which includes a Neural Processing Unit (NPU); Huawei says that this is no longer a smartphone, as this is an intelligent machine.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei 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 + Mate 10 Pro announced: AI-focused flagships with dual f/1.6 cameras, giant batteries + Oreo
Huawei unveils two new flagship phones -- but only one will be coming to the U.S. and UK.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro hands-on preview
Huawei's latest Oreo-powered flagship phones combine AI smarts with dual f/1.6 cameras and, of course, enormous batteries.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro come with SuperCharge batteries that are safety certified
Huawei's newest high-end smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, have a lot of common features - which is not surprising, since they're part of the same family of devices. One thing that users will likely appreciate on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is battery life. Both handsets pack 4000 mAh batteries that can last up to two days and feature SuperCharge - according to Huawei, this fast-charge technology can provide "a whole day's use with a single 20-minute charge."
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro price and release date
Huawei just got off the stage where it announced the next big horses in the Mate line stable, namely the 10 Pro and its pretty offspring, the Mate 10. Packed to the gills with all that's modern and dandy, the phones are the culmination of Huawei's multiyear effort to sit next to Samsung and Apple when the jury gives out the market share awards, and it is currently sitting right behind them indeed, in profits included.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 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 and Mate 10 Pro specs
See how Huawei's two new flagship phones measure up.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 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 reportedly headed to AT&T
One of Huawei's newest high-end smartphones, the Mate 10 Pro, might be released via AT&T in the coming months. According to XDA, which obtained some firmware files revealing pre-installed AT&T apps on a Mate 10 Pro, the handset won't be sold by any other US carrier, so it's going to be an AT&T exclusive product.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review:
A beautiful, big-screen bruiser
November 13, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A great phone that's not quite pro
Battery life is great and the chip is fast, but a pro device shouldn't have so many compromises.
November 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the best of the rest: size comparison
Out of the three Huawei smartphones unveiled today, the Mate 10 Pro is certainly the one that attracts the most attention. The Chinese company has clearly played to its strengths with its latest top-end handset, as it features a nearly bezel-less design, the powerful AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, and a very capable Leica-branded main dual-camera.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy S8+ versus iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison
So, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro got just announced, and despite the name, it's a slightly toned-down version of the Mate 10. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's how things work around here.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro 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 10 scores 97 on DxOMark, one point behind Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 is about to face some stiff competition from Huawei's freshly released Mate 10 Pro flagship. Popular image quality authority DxOMark has awarded the new Mate 10 the impressive score of 97 -- coming second only to the Pixel 2.
October 20, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison
The Huawei Mate 10 is now official, aiming to disrupt the space.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: Specs comparison
So, the Mate 10 is here, but is it going to take the crown of the Android space?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 versus Google Pixel 2 XL: size comparison
After introducing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is concluding 2017 with a bang. In case you haven't heard, this bang comes in the form of the company's Mate 10 lineup which just broke cover during a launch event in Munich, Germany.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Mate 10 Pro: what are the differences?
If you could have any phone in the world, regardless of price and availability, which one would it be? Chances are a Huawei handset wouldn't be at the top of the average consumer's wishlist, despite the fact that the Chinese company makes solid high-end smartphones that sell by the millions.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10, Pro and Porsche Design: all the official images
Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro are now official, and are as pretty as they were shown on the leaked renders, coming a variety of stylish colors, and in a screen-to-body ratio to die for. With reinforced glass bodies that have a uniform hue at the front and the back, they are certainly lookers, especially the Porsche Design model that comes with ceramic casing and a strip that follows the direction of the camera lens on the back. Which one is your fav?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10/10 Pro: Hands-on with the "Intelligent Machine"
In some ways, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are familiar offerings from smartphone giant Huawei. They offer high-capacity batteries, Leica-branded cameras, and a user interface long on features (and short on restraint). But the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro also bring more genuinely exciting stuff to the table than any of their forebears.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet: Which storage size should you buy?
Picking the right tablet can make a difference.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei nova 2S coming soon with 6-inch display, 20MP dual-camera and Kirin 960 CPU
Although we're just one month away from the end of the year, there might be just enough time for some companies to release their last smartphones for 2018. Huawei recently launched its second flagship of the year, the Mate 10 Pro, but the Chinese handset maker may have a few more aces up its sleeve.
November 29, 2017
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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 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 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 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 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 Reveals Price and Specs For Upcoming Line of Mate 10 Phones
Huawei has officially unveiled its next flagship phone, the Mate 10. Like many other flagship phones of this year, the Mate 10 will feature an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels. From what we've seen, the phone itself certainly looks nice featuring a large display and bright colors though that is to be expected of Huawei.
October 19, 2017
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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 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 unveils Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with Leica dual-cam and AI-powered features
Chinese manufacturer Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10, at an event in Munich today. And like previous high-end Huawei models, the Mate 10 comes with a camera that has been developed in cooperation with Leica--this gets you not only a Leica badge on the device's back plate but also a very promising looking dual-cam setup that combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei unveils the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: putting the "smart" back in "smartphone"
Just like most other large players in the smartphone space, Huawei's high-end strategy is divided in two: it releases one "conventional" flagship series early in the year -- the last of which was the P10 -- and another, more niche one whose distinguishing feature is usually its larger size.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei 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 Y6 Pro (2017) silently introduced in Europe: metal body, low price
The sequel to the Huawei Y6 Pro has just been silently introduced in Europe. The budget-friendly smartphone will soon be available for purchase in select markets for only €179. Potential customers can choose either of the three color options: black, gold and silver.
October 13, 2017
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Huawei'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 facial recognition tech could be 10 times better than Face ID
Huawei's release event in China for the new Honor V10 phablet, the company slipped in some interesting slides about its planned facial recognition technology that it thinks will surpass Apple's Face ID in the iPhone X. If things go according to plan, the tech could be about 10 times more accurate.
November 28, 2017
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Huawei's Honor 9: The only mobe of its spec asking 'why blow £500?'
Revisiting a feel-good hit of the summer
November 27, 2017
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Huawei's Honor V10 launches in China with 18:9 display and dual cameras
Huawei had a pretty busy year with a handful of product launches in key markets across the globe. Earlier today at an event in Beijing, the company has released yet another phablet dubbed the Honor V10.
November 28, 2017
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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 Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro bring larger screens, better cameras, and bigger brains
Meet the Neural Processing Unit.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro get dual cameras, AI tech
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrive today with a full load of trendy features. Each phone packs the new supercharged Kirin 970 octa-core processor and funky dual camera on the back but also wraps them up in a slick-looking body with glass on the front and back. Apparently the Mate 10 Pro is the "main" one, and it's that one that we'll be able to buy in the UK (both models will be available in Australia). No US release for either phone has been announced yet.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 blends AI into every part of the smartphone experience
New neural processing unit promises to make the Mate 10 your smartest smartphone.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 flagship series comes in 3 bezel-less flavors to take on the iPhone
Huawei has been making noise for months about its upcoming flagship/iPhone killer, the Mate 10. At a launch event in Munich, it unveiled three variants of the flagship handset: the 5.9-inch Mate 10, the 6-inch Mate 10 Pro (pictured above) and a Porsche Design edition of the Pro.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 Pro could make its way to AT&T stores in the U.S.
Huawei is getting serious about the U.S. market.
November 9, 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 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 ultra expensive Mate 10 Porsche Design now on sale in China, more markets to follow
Looking to spend a hefty sum of money for a new smartphone? If that's the case, we have good news for you. Huawei's ultra expensive Mate 10 Porsche Design is close to its international release.
November 15, 2017
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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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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 miss you, Moto X: Eulogy for a drowned phone
Commentary: It guided me across an ocean, accompanied me to family celebrations and stood by me as I mourned a loved one. Why losing this gadget cut deep.
November 8, 2017
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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 went to buy an iPhone X. AT&T told me Galaxy Note 8 is better
Commentary: An AT&T salesman tells me it's quite obvious why Samsung's large phone is better than Apple's future of the smartphone.
November 20, 2017
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I'd love a 'Guest Mode' in iOS 12
A 'Guest Mode' would let you hand your iPhone or iPad to a friend or stranger in need so they could place a call or look something up on the web without also giving them access to all your data.
November 14, 2017
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I'd love a truly unified, international News service in iOS 12
Apple has already integrated News into the Today View on iPhone and iPad, but there's still a lot left to do... for iOS 12.
December 4, 2017
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I'd love lock screen complications in iOS 12
Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I'm looking at my iPhone lock screen.
November 20, 2017
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I'm using an iPhone X already. AMA!
What's it like to use the new iPhone X? Follow CNET's Scott Stein as he spends his first morning with the phone, providing his impressions via Twitter -- and answering your questions, too.
October 31, 2017
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iCloud Photo Library: Finding a way to sort photos by the device they were created with
If you use multiple iPhones, iPads, and Macs, iCloud Photo Library is a handy way to keep photos from those devices in one place. However, all those photos are stored in one place, and Macworld reader Allan wants to know if there's a way to separate out media brought in from all those devices in Photos for iOS and macOS.
November 28, 2017
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IDC forecast predicts strong demand for iPhone X in China
Apple's return to growth in the saturated China smartphone market was echoed by a report from IDC, out this morning, which attributes the rise in Apple's market share to the strong sales of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Apple's rebound indicates there's still pent-up demand for iPhones in China, the report also noted. And it forecast the launch of the iPhone X will lead to especially high demand in the region.
November 6, 2017
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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 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 must use Prisma-style art filters on your photos, try Portra
Prisma took the world by storm when it launched last year with its AI-powered art filters for your photos. It was a neat trick that eventually expanded to video and selfie stickers, and even prompted Facebook to copy it. But I've hardly ever found the results appealing.
October 20, 2017
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If your screen is damaged, don't play in VR
A cracked phone screen can ruin your adventures in VR.
November 6, 2017
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iFixit rips apart the Pixel 2 XL, checks out Google's first consumer SoC
See the internals of Google's latest flagship.
October 19, 2017
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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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Impossibly beautiful puzzle game Monument Valley 2 is coming to Android
Monument Valley 2 is one of the most beloved original puzzle games for iPhone: it features a touching story, but also ingenious level design and some impossible mechanics that captivate players.
October 18, 2017
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In 91% of cities tested by RootMetrics, Verizon was the most reliable of the four major U.S. carriers
In 91 of 100 cities tested by RootMetrics since July 1st, Verizon was unbeaten in network reliability. That is more than twice the number of awards presented to Big Red's nearest competitor, and while Verizon doesn't mention any names, it is four times the number of awards given to the "discount networks."
November 28, 2017
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In light of Pixel 2 Issues, Google Offers Extended Two-Year Warranty
Despite being a great smartphone, the Pixel 2's launch has been marred by a number of issues such as display problems on the Pixel 2 XL and an annoying "clicking" noise on both models. The Pixel 2 is still a very good phone, but Google still has some bugs to work out.
November 13, 2017
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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 with the old, out with the new: Apple iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8
KeyBanc Capital Markets conducted an in-store survey of Apple iPhone sales and discovered something interesting. The 2016 Apple iPhone 7 is outselling this year's brand spanking new Apple iPhone 8. Usually, when the latest iPhone model is launched, it swamps older versions when it comes to sales.
October 16, 2017
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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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Incoming: Google starts shipping its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't supposed to make their official retail debuts until October 19, but it looks like some lucky folks are getting their handsets a day early. Google started the pre-order process of both handsets the day they were unveiled on October 4. While some might receive their handsets today, others will be waiting - as there is a delay in shipment extending out several weeks, possibly even into late November.
October 18, 2017
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Inside Apple's Struggle to Get iPhone X to Market on Time
As of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn't have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. The challenge was how to make the sophisticated phone--with advanced features such as facial recognition--in large enough numbers.
October 26, 2017
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Inside CNET: Welcome to the all-new CNET app
Modernizing and reimagining what CNET does best, primed for the latest iPhones and Android phones.
November 20, 2017
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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 in Google Play let you try out apps without installing them
As well as unveiling a new bug bounty program for select Android apps, Google has also announced a number of changes to its Play Store. The first is the introduction of Instant Apps to Google Play, giving users the chance to try out apps without even having to install them.
October 20, 2017
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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 Announces XMM 8060 5G & XMM 7660 Category 19 LTE Modems, Both Due in 2019
Intel last week announced that its first commercial 5G modem, the XMM 8060, is now under development and will ship in a couple of years. As part of the announcement, the company reiterated its plans to offer a top-to-bottom XMM 8000 family of 5G modems for various applications, including smartphones, PCs, buildings and vehicles. In addition, the company announced its XMM 7660 Cat-19 LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps, which will be available in 2019.
November 20, 2017
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Intel fights for a spot in your next phone
Adding faster network features like gigabit LTE and 5G could help Intel power communications in future iPhones and other phones.
November 16, 2017
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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's first commercial 5G modem, XMM 8060, is now under development
Intel is also working on the XMM 7660 for Cat-19 Gigabit LTE speeds up to 1.6 Gbps.
November 20, 2017
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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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Introducing GameStash, the best new way to get unlimited Android games!
A great new Android gaming service, like Netflix for Android games!
October 19, 2017
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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 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 is already on more devices than iOS 10; Android 8 Oreo is still exclusive to the chosen few
It has been three weeks since iOS 11 finally launched officially and was available to users worldwide. The new operating system brought about tons of changes -- like the new control center, screen recording, a new notification dropdown, among others -- and came with its own fair share of bugs, which Apple has been hard at work ironing out, as we are now up to patch 11.0.3.
October 13, 2017
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iOS 11 gets emoji, security update ahead of iPhone X launch
Along with iOS 11.1, you also can download WatchOS 4.1 to access streaming music and a new Radio app.
October 31, 2017
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iOS 11 uptake leaves iOS 10 -- and Android 8 -- in the dust
One month after its release, Apple's iOS 11 has blown past its predecessor and is now on more than half of all iPhones and iPads. That's in stark contrast to Android Oreo, which is on less than half of 1% of all Android devices even though it's been out longer.
October 19, 2017
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iOS 11.1.1 is here: It fixes the autocorrect bug and a "Hey Siri" issue
As expected, a quick fix comes before iOS 11.2.
November 9, 2017
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iOS 11.1.1 update finally fixes that A[?] bug
You can go back to typing capital-I now.
November 9, 2017
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iOS 11.1.2 fixes iPhone X unresponsiveness issues in the cold
When Apple released the iPhone X a couple of weeks ago, customers quickly started noticing that when it gets cold out, their phone may become frustratingly unresponsive. The company said that it's not a hardware issue, and that a fix is coming. Today, that fix is here in the form of iOS 11.1.2.
November 16, 2017
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iOS 11.2 fixes date bug that crashes iDevices, begins Apple Pay Cash rollout
7.5W fast charging with Qi accessories also comes with the update.
December 4, 2017
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iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. It means that iPhones are now compatible with hundreds of chargers out there. But iPhone Qi charging is currently limited to 5W, or the slowest wireless charging speed. Apple is currently working on iOS 11.2 -- this update is going to support 7.5W charging, as MacRumors spotted.
November 14, 2017
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iOS 11.2 released: Adds Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging, and interface tweaks
iOS 11.2 brings us critical bug fixes, adds Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging, and tweaks the interface a little.
December 4, 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: How to take great photos with the Camera app
When it comes to photography with the new iPhones, all the attention goes to the hardware and the improved sensors that can reduce noise and produce photos with better definition in more circumstances.
October 30, 2017
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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 and Samsung market share now tied in the US
iOS and Samsung's U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple's smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data.
October 13, 2017
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iOS apps can secretly record and take pictures once you've given them camera permission
If you want to be sure nobody is spying on you through your laptop's webcam, the best thing you can do is cover the lens--but the same might actually be true for the camera on your Apple smartphone.
October 30, 2017
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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 jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes
A few years ago jailbreaking your iPhone was all the rage. The cat-and-mouse game of hackers versus Apple was great fun and some of the open source products available to jailbreakers -- namely the Cydia alternative app store -- added amazing features and customizability to the iPhone. Some devs even launched only on jailbroken phones, thumbing their noses at Apple's walled garden.
November 27, 2017
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iPhone 7 is outselling newer iPhone 8 handsets, analyst says
The new Apple iPhone 8 handsets are facing stiff competition from the units they were supposed to replace, according to an analyst looking at retail surveys. Apparently, users are also waiting for the release of the more expensive iPhone X on November 3.
October 16, 2017
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iPhone 7 on iOS 11.1 breached three times by security researchers
Security researchers are always trying to find software or firmware holes to exploit so that they can then fix the problem before malicious hackers do the same thing. The two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition in Japan found the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro all vulnerable to various hacks.
November 1, 2017
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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 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips
The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone 8 may be Apple's least popular model in China
Ahead of iPhone X's launch, Chinese e-commerce sites are slashing prices on the iPhone 8 to encourage sales.
October 30, 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 8 Plus sample gallery
It's not exactly a revolutionary device, but the iPhone 8 Plus does promise some evolutionary updates in the camera department. Apple claims that low light image quality is improved, thanks to a new image signal processor, and Portrait Mode gets an interesting update in the addition of a beta Portrait Lighting feature.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus 7 Plus: How much better is the new camera?
I toured San Francisco to test out the dual rear shooters on the new 8 Plus and last year's 7 Plus.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone?
Apple's iPhone 8 Plus takes on LG's G6 in our smartphone camera shootout. Let's look at color, clarity, exposure, and overall user experience.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Pixel 2: Which phone records better video?
These two phones go head-to-head in a video camera comparison.
October 19, 2017
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iPhone 8 trade-ins spike ahead of iPhone X, says reseller
One tech recycling site says Apple's new model is already being returned.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: selfie camera comparison
Whether you're willing to admit it or not, selfies are an important part of everyday culture. You take one when you see something cool on the street; you snap a couple when you meet a friend you haven't seen in months; or, you simply take one when you feel good with the way you look today.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 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: A 6.5-inch OLED iPhone is one of three possible new models
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 13, 2017
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iPhone 2018 rumors: Apple is working on its own power management chip
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 29, 2017
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iPhone 2018 rumors: Improved data transmission and an iPhone X Plus?
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone 2018 rumors: iPhone SE2 coming in first half of 2018
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 22, 2017
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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 apps with camera permission: How Apple could better protect our privacy
Granting camera access could let a malicious app take photos and videos of you without your knowledge. Here's what you need to know!
October 26, 2017
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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 buyers guide
Which iPhone should you get? We'll help you pick!
October 26, 2017
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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 launch X-pectations: 2-3 million units, per KGI
Noted analyist Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone X might be hard to find at first.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone maker Foxconn posts 39% drop in profits, iPhone X production problems to blame?
Taiwanese company Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple products, reported a 39% slump in quarterly net profits. According to The Wall Street Journal, such a drop in margins was expected, but the results are notably worse than what analysts predicted. Foxconn hasn't experienced such a quarter-over-quarter decline since the global recession of 2008.
November 15, 2017
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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 Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
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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 portrait mode
The two lenses on the iPhone X are used for a few different tasks including optical zoom and portrait mode. By creating a depth map with both the cameras and identifying the subject, software then blurs out the background to simulate bokeh, or the shallow depth of field effect often associated with dSLRs.
November 28, 2017
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iPhone power adapters tested: Is fast charging worth the price?
We tested charging speeds on the iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 7 Plus with five different power adapters. The results may surprise you.
November 20, 2017
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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 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 sorts your semi-nude photos in 'brassiere' folder
Users dress down Apple for training its machine learning algorithms on their intimate photos. The phone doesn't sort the photos until you ask it to.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone users versus Google: UK consumer campaign sues the search giant over Safari Workaround
Google is in some hot waters over in the UK. Allegedly, between June of 2011 and February of 2012, the company used an exploit called the "Safari Workaround" to bypass iOS Safari privacy settings and collect user data. The case is being taken to court by a representative campaign called "Google You Owe Us" (kind of like a class action lawsuit).
November 29, 2017
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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 = DSLR-quality... Maybe?
Is the iPhone X's camera at the same level as a DSLR? Well, yes and no...
November 20, 2017
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iPhone X and 8 get faster wireless charging with iOS 11.2
The software update makes wireless charging 50 percent faster.
November 14, 2017
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iPhone X and a dSLR have more in common than we thought
We took the same portraits on a dSLR and an iPhone X to see if Apple can get close to the real thing with its digital bokeh effect.
November 15, 2017
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iPhone X Animoji get a surprising new use: karaoke!
Animoji, the animated emoji characters that mimic your facial expressions live as you speak on the iPhone X, turn out to be able to give familiar songs a twist. You can easily sync your favorite song to an animoji and see a chicken head perform Taylor Swift, the pile of poo singing Justin Bieber songs and a trio of a pig, cat and chicken perform The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone X arrival could slash iPhone 8, Plus output in half
If true, it could be the earliest production cut in iPhone history.
October 19, 2017
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iPhone X beats Pixel 2's DxO Mark photo score, but loses overall
The iPhone X didn't quite manage to dethrone the Pixel 2's record DxOMark score, but it got awfully close. The iPhone X scored a 97 overall compared to the Pixel 2's 98, but emerged victorious on the photography subscore, managing a 101 to the Pixel 2's 99. The iPhone's overall score ties with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
November 6, 2017
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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 bumper cases: protect your device, don't hide its style
The iPhone X is well on its way to the lucky ones that managed to pre-order it on time. Of course, there will also be a certain number of devices at the Apple Store physical locations for those that feel like lining up for a chance to get their hands on one. Seeing as the 10th anniversary iPhone is so highly-sought after and quite expensive, it's probably a good idea to try and keep yours intact.
October 31, 2017
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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 demand buzz propels Apple shares to all-time high
The company was worth roughly $860 billion as of Monday morning.
October 30, 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 fooled again by 'evil twin' mask
Apple's facial-recog tech 'not secure enough for business' claim researchers
November 27, 2017
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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 first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models
The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delays for pre-orders mean many customers have yet to receive their devices. That said, iPhone X managed to grab 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales, the firm found.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone X global in-store availability improving, see how to check if it's in stock
The availability of the iPhone X is steadily improving. A quick check of Apple's availability tool and iStockNow.com reveals that walk-in customers should be able to purchase select variants of the $1,000 flagship from multiple brick and mortar stores around the globe.
November 28, 2017
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iPhone X goes on sale, bringing out the true Apple superfans
Apple fans around the world line up to be among those few, those happy few, to get their hands on the iPhone X.
November 2, 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 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 not responding in cold weather? Apple's issuing a fix!
Apple will be issuing a software update to address reports of temporary unresponsiveness when iPhone X jumps into the cold.
November 9, 2017
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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 Q&A: Ask us anything!
Thinking of investing a thousand bucks on an iPhone X down the line but somewhat is still stopping you from pulling the gun? Understandable, although it's ground-breaking for an iOS device, many long-time Apple fans might not adapt to all the changes that easily. And then, that price tag...
November 8, 2017
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iPhone X resellers beware! Transaction may leave you with broken bones
The iPhone X is expensive and in demand, too, as Apple barely manages to make enough of those to satisfy the initial rush of early adopters. That is why when David Stowers decided to flip his unit for $1300, he chose the well-lit dining area of a Publix grocery store, with the resulting security cameras and plenty of people around.
November 15, 2017
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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 review by MrMobile: Great, but not grand
By this point, you probably know that the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever offered -- and you might also have heard that it's the best iPhone the company has ever made. Both of these things are true. The question, then, asks itself: is Apple's best phone actually worth a thousand dollars?
November 8, 2017
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iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made
Week one of many with Apple's all-new iPhone X.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X review: The thrill is back
Apple delivers more than just a great phone: it's the rush of holding the future in the palm of your hand.
November 14, 2017
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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 samples touch input at 120Hz for faster, smoother response
It's not ProMotion, but it's perhaps the next best thing.
November 1, 2017
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iPhone X selfie camera makes it all about you
Senior photographer James Martin spent 10 hours testing the front-facing camera in Apple's $1,000 phone. The common selfie will never be the same.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X shipping estimates improve in Europe
Ever since the launch of the iPhone X, the handset was in short supply, pushing the shipping estimates to as far as five to six weeks in most markets across the globe. However, things appear to be improving, as shipping estimates are becoming better in some regions.
November 15, 2017
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iPhone X shipping estimates improve in the US, here's how long you'll have to wait if you order now
Apple has reduced the shipping wait times for the iPhone X in the US. Customers who buy the smartphone from the Apple store now can receive their purchase in 2 to 3 weeks. This means that the units will most likely arrive in early December, ahead of the holiday season.
November 16, 2017
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iPhone X shows up in new video, showing off its stutter free app switching
We are only a couple days away from the start of pre-orders for the iPhone X but it looks like more units are emerging in the wild. While we saw a relatively nonchalant look at the phone yesterday, today we are getting a small clip that focuses on the app switching capability of the handset.
October 25, 2017
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iPhone X Sold Out Within A Matter of Minutes
After a year of hype and speculation, the iPhone X finally became available for preorder at midnight PST on Friday. Unfourantely for those hoping to get their hands on Apple's latest and greatest smartphone, the device sold out within a matter of minutes.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone X supply shortages will end soon, analyst says
However, several reports hinted that the company is facing production issues which may cause the handset to be in short supply, at least at launch. Previous reports suggest that Apple's iPhone 7 is still outselling the iPhone 8, mainly because people are waiting for the iPhone X to hit the market.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone X Tricks: 16 ways to do more faster!
How do you go Home, switch apps, multitask, invoke Reachability, Siri, Apple Pay, and Accessibility, screenshot, shut down, and reboot on iPhone X? Here's how to survive in a post Home button world!
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X unboxing: Here's what you get inside
A phone isn't exactly the only thing you get when you plunk down $999 for an iPhone X. Here's everything you'll find in the box.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X versus Android's best: A surprisingly lopsided affair
Apple shows Android how OLED is done.
November 15, 2017
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iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: blind camera comparison!
Sometimes, it's hard to tell: we all have our favorite phone brand for one reason or another, and those preferences could get in the way of objective judgment.
November 29, 2017
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iPhone X versus iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 8 interface comparison: Does it really fit more content?
With the new iPhone X, iOS developers are threading new waters. Apple is debarking from the time-tested 9:16 aspect ratio of the software and now have a whole new slew of guidelines, requirements, and restrictions with the new 2:1 software layout, which should theoretically fit a bit more content on the screen.
November 8, 2017
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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 versus Pixel 2: Portrait Selfie Showdown
How much stronger does Portrait Mode make your selfie game, and which phone does it better?
November 21, 2017
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iPhone X versus Pixel 2: Which camera is better?
Are two lenses better than one? We put the iPhone X and Pixel 2 side by side to compare their camera quality.
November 28, 2017
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iPhone X will up the ante against Note 8's dual rear camera
Apple's highest-end iPhone will match the Galaxy Note 8's cameras, spec for spec.
October 24, 2017
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iPhone X: Bargain! You've just bagged yourself a cheap AR device
If you take the Apple shaped pill, you'll see things different(ly)
November 20, 2017
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iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone
Tomorrow's smartphone is here, and it's called the iPhone X.
November 14, 2017
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iPhone X: First impressions from our first 3 days
Media tours, podcasts, taco lunches, trick-or-treating. Our first week with the iPhone X continues, with more real-world experience using the keyboard, screen, cameras and battery life.
October 31, 2017
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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: If you get your iPhone X, don't drop it. It'll cost $279 to fix
Tomorrow's smartphone is almost here, and it's called the iPhone X.
October 24, 2017
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iPhone X: The Android Central review
The iPhone X isn't an Android phone, but it's a very good phone that Android users should understand.
November 13, 2017
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iPhone X: You have questions, we have answers
We asked for your iPhone X questions on Twitter -- and you asked some great ones. Here are the answers, based on our time with the phone so far.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X: Your questions answered! [MrMobile]
You probably don't need me to tell you that the iPhone X is the most exciting Apple product in years. And if you've read Rene Ritchie's insanely in-depth review, you probably don't need me to tell you much else about it, either.
November 1, 2017
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iPhone X's Face ID beaten by mother-son combo
When Apple revealed the iPhone X back in September, it did away with its tried and true Touch ID fingerprint reader and instead replaced it with something completely new, Face ID. Sure, the firm worked hard to get things dialed in its labs, but this technology wasn't widely available and in that sense, it had never really been put to the test.
November 14, 2017
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iPhone X's Face ID supposedly got hacked. We have questions
A Vietnamese security software company says it tricked Face ID, which Apple touts as more secure than Touch ID.
November 13, 2017
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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: I'll never give you up, even though you've let me down
I dropped my 2-week old iPhone 8 last week. As I rushed to pick it up, the panic set in, and then I saw it: a crack on the back. It was my first iPhone to crack.
October 20, 2017
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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 iPhone X Apple's Vista?
Apple is taking a different approach with review units for iPhone X. What does it all mean?
November 2, 2017
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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 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 S8 a better buy than the iPhone X? Here are some reasons it might be...
So, November is nearly here, and with it comes the great holiday shopping. A good time of the year to get yourself a nice, shiny new smartphone, or get nagged into buying one for somebody else. We kid, we kid.
October 20, 2017
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Is the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in that big of a deal?
A major issue, or just a minor annoyance?
October 20, 2017
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Is the YouTube app killing your iPhone battery? A fix is in the works
There are some doors left open wide in the YouTube client on iOS 11, as plenty of users have taken to the interwebs to complain that their iPhones and iPads updated to the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, are experiencing heat and power consumption issues with it. Depending on whose complaint you listen to, the battery goes down 20% in fifteen minutes to half an hour of watching video, which, by all counts, sounds pretty terrible.
November 13, 2017
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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 there any reason to buy the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone X? Yeah, there are a few
This year's Apple iPhone event was marked by a very special appearance -- the iPhone X. For the first time ever, Apple introduced a total of three handsets -- the familiar-looking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus combo and the futuristic, nearly all-screen iPhone X.
October 20, 2017
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Is there any way to shorten the available Wi-Fi list in macOS and iOS? Unfortunately, no
macOS and iOS displays a list of the Wi-Fi networks in your area, whether they are private or not. This can be helpful, but how often are you able to really use a private network you can see but know nothing about?
November 8, 2017
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Is this Samsung's next high-end Android flip phone?
Live images were spotted of what is said to be a high-end flipper.
November 9, 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 HTC U Play 2? Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, and Android Oreo might make the cut
Possible specs of what could end up being the HTC U Play 2 have popped up online, giving us a fair understanding of what the device might be like.
November 29, 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 iPhone dropping calls on AT&T? Here's the fix!
If you're experiencing issues with dropped calls on AT&T, this might alleviate your stress temporarily until AT&T's back up and running.
November 15, 2017
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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 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 was a pleasant summer for iOS with market share gains in 7 out of 9 countries
Just released data has revealed that Apple had a pleasant summer around the world. According to Kantar, seven of the nine markets monitored by the analytical firm saw iOS market share rise on a year-over-year basis during the three months ended in August. In the U.S., Apple's mobile operating system had a 35% market share during the three months, up 3.7 percentage points from the same time period in 2016. Android's share during the same months showed a decline of 2.9 percentage points in the states.
October 13, 2017
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It was bound to happen: Honor demonstrates "better" animoji than the iPhone X
Honor has just announced its latest flagship, which it calls the Honor V10. But the company also laid out its plans for "future innovations", which included a set of Face ID sensors up on the front with an IR camera and a VCSEL (Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser). And yes, the feature would be used for secure phone lock / unlock.
November 28, 2017
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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 (almost) all-screen: 2017's hottest bezel-less phones, ranked
2017 has undoubtedly turned into the year of the bezel-less smartphone, to the point where it's easy to forget that a year and a half ago most phones didn't look like they were taken straight out of an 80s sci-fi flick. Just for fun, take a look at this 2015 article of ours listing some of the highest screen-to-body ratio devices on the market -- oh my, those bezels! The horror!
October 18, 2017
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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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It's time to rethink how many notifications your phone is showing you
How to tame your endless alerts.
October 18, 2017
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It's surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says
Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to track a person's location and app use through serving ads on mobile apps. The result opens the door for significant privacy invasions through the app-based advertising system.
October 18, 2017
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Misc. - J

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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Jony Ive is dismissive of the Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus design
What does it mean when a chef dismisses the taste of his own food? We'd say it would be similar to what Apple's design guru Jony Ive thinks about his own work on the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
November 29, 2017
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Jony Ive states the iPhone X will evolve to "do things that it can't now"
The iPhone X was announced back in September but finally made its retail debut just last week. While the experience of the handset is no doubt setting in for those that currently have one, an interesting bit of information has popped up from Apple's Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive, that could give details about the future of the handset.
November 9, 2017
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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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Justices hear case that could reshape location privacy in the cellular age
Gorsuch: Unfettered access is "exactly what the framers were concerned about."
November 29, 2017
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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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Misc. - K

KDE's Plasma Mobile Roadmap From A Feature Phone To A Full-Featured Smartphone
Longtime KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has posted a Plasma Mobile roadmap of sorts for those interested in the direction of this mobile KDE stack.
October 31, 2017
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KGI analyst says Apple will offer two iPhone models with an OLED screen in 2018
This year, the Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone ever to use an OLED screen instead of the usual LCD display. Now, KGI Securities well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is forecasting that two 2018 iPhone units will feature an OLED panel.
November 6, 2017
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Killing Floor: Incursion Brings the Horror and Gore to the HTC Vive
Tripwire Interactive, developers of the award-winning Red Orchestra and Killing Floor franchises, announced today that Killing Floor: Incursion is now available for HTC VIVE and is available for purchase on Steam for $39.99 USD.
November 15, 2017
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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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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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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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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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LastPass won't be affected by restrictions on Accessibility Services
LastPass and other big applications will be able to keep using Accessibility Services like normal.
November 16, 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 OnePlus 5 update resolves KRACK vulnerability
OxygenOS 4.5.14 is rolling out to some users starting today, with a larger rollout taking place over the next few days.
November 2, 2017
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Latest OnePlus 5T render shows slim bezels, rounded corners
Getting up close and personal with the OnePlus 5T's display.
October 30, 2017
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Latest Plex update adds Google Assistant support on Android TV
Available with the new v6.9.0 update.
November 14, 2017
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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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Latest update for Google Photos adds text recognition in Lens, light navbar
Earlier this month, we told you about Google's plans to at least partially combat screen burn-in on its OLED smartphones by more widely implementing light-colored navigation bars in its apps. Google Photos is the latest of the bunch to gain a white navbar in the latest update, but it's not the only change in tow.
November 29, 2017
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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 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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Law firm recruits Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners for Class Action suit against Google, HTC and LG
With reports that the screen on the Pixel 2 XL suffers from screen burn-in, black smear and other problems, Google could face a Class Action lawsuit filed by those Pixel 2 XL buyers who are having issues with their displays. The phone, manufactured by LG, employs LG Display's 6-inch pOLED screen. The "p" before the OLED acronym stands for plastic, and the display employs a QHD+ resolution.
November 2, 2017
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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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Lawnchair, the best near-stock Android launcher you've never heard of, is now on the Play Store
On the topic of launchers, we have a pretty good understanding of what makes a third-party offering better than the built-in one - customizability, ease of use, and snapiness, of course. Nova Launcher is the anecdotal default answer when you will most definitely find when you go search for Android launchers, but it's always nice to have some alternatives up in your alley.
October 19, 2017
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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 hints Razer's first phone will pack killer specs in phablet-sized body
Earlier this summer, Razer came into the spotlight following reports hinting the gaming hardware manufacturer is gearing up to make a foray into the smartphone market. But thanks to a leak from a British website 3G, now we have a better idea of what to expect from its upcoming handset.
October 31, 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 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: iPhone X to get special Dynamic wallpapers to highlight its new OLED display
The upcoming Apple iPhone X is the first-ever iPhone with an OLED (that's organic light-emitting diode) display. The tech has been used by plenty of Android phone manufacturers before, most prominently by Samsung, who is a major player at driving the technology forward with its Super AMOLED brand. In fact, it's Samsung that will be providing the OLED panels for Apple's new flagship.
October 13, 2017
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Leaked Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) renders reveal what's next for Samsung's cheap phones
Samsung is no longer launching as many smartphone models yearly as it did some time ago, but the company is still offering handsets for all budgets. And we don't think this will change anytime soon.
December 4, 2017
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Leaked Galaxy S9+ vs 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 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 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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Lenovo debuts new Android tablet with Moto Tab
While a lot of its computing business is focused on Windows laptops, computers, and the like, Lenovo still manages to squeeze out a tablet every now and then that runs Android. What makes this next one a bit more special is that it is debuting under its Motorola brand.
November 13, 2017
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Lenovo will be terribly behind with the Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its phones
Lenovo just revealed that it will be updating its K8 series of devices, the K8, K8 Note, and K8 Plus, to Android Oreo. That is definitely good news for the adopters of said phones as it's always refreshing to hear that your device is getting a taste of the latest software advancements of Google, but one little detail is easily making this whole news a rather bittersweet ordeal.
October 18, 2017
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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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Let's talk about the Pixel 2 XL's display controversy
So, the Pixel 2 XL's display...
October 19, 2017
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LG added to Amazon's Prime Exclusives Phones range
LG has partnered up with Amazon to have some of its smartphones included in the Prime Exclusives Phones lineup. Four LG phones, which are unlocked, are joining the range starting from $149.99 for Prime members. The following devices are listed: LG G6, LG G6+, LG Q6, and the LG X Charge.
October 26, 2017
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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 assigns new CEO for its mobile division