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ASUS ZenFone 4 series hands-on
Photography is front and center for the ZenFone 4 launch, as ASUS unveils four new dual-camera phones.
August 17, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition hands-on: the powerful new dark side of BlackBerry
One of this year's most divisive handsets has been the BlackBerry KEYone. Is its unusual shape and hardware QWERTY keyboard trying too hard to play into the nostalgia some (presumably older, stuffy, businessman-type) users still harbor for the early days of smartphones? Or is this interesting mix of unique input schemes, insane battery life, and pricing that's on the affordable end of the flagship scale a welcome change of pace in a market that far too often can feel a bit uninspired when it comes to phone choices?
August 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on first impressions -- Samsung pulls no boners
Earlier today, I took a journey to New York City to attend Samsung's Unpacked 2017 press event. I expected to see the Galaxy Note8 unveiled, and unsurprisingly it was. Sadly, the press event was sort of ruined as the company released all of the device details online just as the presentation began. Oh well. Such is life.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: MrMobile's first impressions
Last year's Galaxy Note 7 was perhaps the most famous Samsung smartphone in history -- for all the wrong reasons. The company kicked off its recovery with the excellent Galaxy S8 earlier this year, and now it hopes to complete the comeback with the mobile world's biggest do-over.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: This is how Samsung will make you forget Note 7 forever
Think Galaxy S8+ with a clever pen and trick dual cameras. The Note 8 is at once very familiar, yet Samsung at its best.
August 23, 2017
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Hands on with Halide, a new gesture-based iPhone camera app
What do you get when a former Apple designer and a former Twitter developer combine forces? You get Halide -- a brand new gesture-based iPhone camera app designed for those who want more control over the picture-taking process.
May 31, 2017
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Hands on with Andy Rubin's Essential Phone
It's a pretty captivating pitch: Andy Rubin, one of the guys who founded Android (and who lead the project within Google for eight years!) has a new company... and he's building an Android phone. The "Essential Phone," as it's known.
August 18, 2017
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Hands on with the LG V30/V30+: 6-inch OLED 2880x1440 Display, Quad DAC, IP68, Daydream VR
As part of their IFA 2017 showcase, this morning LG is unveiling their long-rumored next-generation flagship phone, the V30. Like its predecessor, the LG V20, the V30 hasn't exactly been a well-kept secret, with several leaks springing over the last month. Still, with the official announcement from LG, we're finally getting a complete look at the phone.
August 31, 2017
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Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note8: Think Big
At the aptly named Unpacked event, this morning Samsung is taking the wraps off of their next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note8. A staple of summer handset launches, the Note has become the third pillar of Samsung's flagship Galaxy device lineup, and for various reasons -- good and bad -- is perhaps the most memorable and unique member of the Galaxy family.
August 23, 2017
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Hands-on with Chrome's wild new mobile interface
Chrome Dev designs for big phones by putting everything on the bottom of the screen.
June 15, 2017
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Hands-on with the Asus ZenFone AR, which is arriving just in time to compete with ARKit
It's one of two Tango phones you can get
July 27, 2017
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Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's sad new data plans
Plus Space Craft episode two with Loren Grush
August 25, 2017
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Hands-on: Android O Preview 3 is 8.0, has a sweet colored media notification
Android O can now automatically color media notifications based on the album art.
June 9, 2017
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Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)
After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential.
May 23, 2017
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Hands On: New Skype on Android (Screenshots)
Earlier this month, Microsoft released an updated Skype app for Android users.
June 15, 2017
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Hands-on: Asus's Zenfone AR is a Tango and Daydream powerhouse for $648
Perception is reality.
August 3, 2017
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Honor 9 hands-on preview: The affordable flagship
The new flagship phone from Honor is cheaper and prettier than the OnePlus 5.
June 27, 2017
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HTC U 11 hands-on: MrMobile's new squeeze
By now you've seen the HTC U11 hands-on treatment: the smudge-prone but beautiful backplate; the conventional face; the interface that reacts to a squeeze as well as a swipe. But thanks to some canceled flights and some overzealous NYC security guards (long story) I got to spend a little longer with the HTC U11 than I might have, and as a result I was able to produce a slightly more in-depth hands-on than would otherwise be possible.
May 23, 2017
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It is real: a hands-on with the Essential Phone, presented by Andy Rubin
So, the Essential Phone was just revealed yesterday and it has some cool things going on about it. Titanium and ceramc build, a 360-degree accessory camera, an all-screen front, so on and so forth -- it's definitely a head-turner. But we didn't get to see any live footage of the handset, just renders.
May 31, 2017
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LG V30 Hands-On Preview
Three significant features make it the most powerful mobile phone in the world at this very moment: its 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display with an 18:9 ratio, an exceptional glass finish which includes the IP68 certificate in a very slim and light body along with MIL-STD-810G robustness and, what is most important -- an impressive dual camera with f/1.6 and f/1.9 apertures, securing a record-breaking standard for image sensor light sensitivity, as well as an outstandingly great dynamic range on photographs and video recordings.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 hands-on: A 6-inch beast with more power and fewer gimmicks
While it's not quite as gimmicky as the V20, the V30 is still packed with clever features--and some top-shelf components.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 hands-on: Familiar name, entirely different phone
How much benefit of the doubt can a beloved name buy you?
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 hands-on: upper mid-range beauty with Snapdragon 630
A funny thing seemed to occur when Lenovo started calling the shots with Motorola. The beloved Moto X line slowly began to scale back, and in the last couple of years, another line supplanted it in being the flagship line in Moto's portfolio -- that was the Moto Z. Now, after a couple of years of being dormant, it looks as though that we're finally getting a proper successor to the last one in the series; the Moto X4.
August 31, 2017
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Moto X4 has dual cameras, Amazon Alexa and extra smarts
Motorola wants the Moto X4 to be your Goldilocks phone: not too big or small, not too cheap or expensive, not too fancy or entry-level.
August 31, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force hands-on--Motorola bets the farm on Moto Mods, loses
The same design with a smaller battery has got to be a winner, right?
July 25, 2017
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Moto's 360-degree camera mod, hands-on: It's a snap to use
The idea of snap-on accessories that transform your phone only gets interesting when the accessories are interesting. That's been the challenge of Moto Mods, Motorola's initiative to create magnetic accessories for the Z series of modular phones: A few have been bold; others have been glorified battery packs.
July 25, 2017
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MrMobile goes hands-on with the Moto Z2 Force
For the fifth year running, Motorola's spicing up the summer with a smartphone that's not afraid to stand out -- but this year, the bombastic brand name feels a bit ... Forced.
July 25, 2017
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New in-hand Google Pixel 2 leak confirms design elements, missing headphone jack
This is Google's new phone.
August 7, 2017
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RED's Hydrogen prototype gets detailed in first hands-on video
It was only last month when RED announced its entry into the smartphone market with a device called the Hydrogen. At the time, the firm only offered a glimpse of the phone with a teaser image and also stated that the handset would offer a "holographic display". Today, it looks like we get our first detailed look at the device, giving us a closer look at its unique styling and display.
August 2, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The Cautionary Follow-up
A dark, stormy cloud hung over Samsung's head for a good time leading up to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year. That's because the company was still enduring the fallout from its failure with the Note 7 during the crucial holiday season last year. Initially, it seemed as though the phone was going to rocket to stardom thanks to positive reviews from critics around, but things went off on a tangent once reports started surfacing about Note 7 handsets exploding.
August 23, 2017
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See the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in action in this leaked hands-on video
Another rugged version of a Samsung flagship is expected to land in the United States in the not so distant future, the Galaxy S8 Active. A plethora of hands-on pictures leaked recently, so you might already know what the phone looks like if you've following our news feed.
July 24, 2017
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Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on
We're here in Berlin for the slew of IFA announcements, and today we have a big one from Sony. Introducing the successors to their Xperia XZ and X compact, the XZ1 and XZ1 compact. No, Sony isn't much for nomenclature, but these phones are pretty nice. Focusing on their strengths, the team at Sony has built two flagship contenders with all the modern-day trimmings, and a side of great camera -- at least on paper. Let's take a closer look.
August 31, 2017
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Video: First hands-on with the modular RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone
The $1,200 RED Hydrogen One smartphone with its holographic display and modular design wowed the world when it was announced last month. And that wow-factor only increased when people stumbled across RED's patents for this intense little camera phone. Unfortunately, the initial render, press release, and those patents was all we had to go off of ... until now.
August 2, 2017
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Watch our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on preview video!
The Galaxy Note 8 is finally here, and there's a whole lot here to take in. You've seen the latest news and probably read our Galaxy Note 8 preview as well, trying to learn as much as you can about the latest Note. But if you want to get the condensed take on the phone, and actually see it in action rather than just in photos, you'll want to watch our excellent hands-on preview video as well!
August 23, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents
If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts.
May 23, 2017
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1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border
1Password received a handy new feature last week that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user's devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.
May 23, 2017
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3 ways Windows 10 uses Android and iOS phones to make a better PC
It should all start to come together within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
August 25, 2017
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4 apps that Apple banned only to "steal" their features with the next iOS update
Apple is huge, there's no denying that. The company has made a name for itself by selling premium-design products that have a simple workflow and "just work". Of course, to achieve that, its devices are a bit more "limited" in terms of tinkering and customizability. The ecosystem is closed off and if you don't like how a certain feature works -- it's tough luck, you probably won't be able to dig behind the scenes and change it (unless you feel adventurous and jailbreak).
August 18, 2017
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4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better
Supercharge your smartphone's browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.
June 13, 2017
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4 reasons to buy a U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8, and 3 reasons to be cautious
You have the option to break the carrier shackles.
June 7, 2017
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4 things Windows phone users will love about iOS 11 -- and 4 they'll hate
Dennis Bednarz is a writer for Windows Central and the guy behind ModMyi. He has been a recognised member of the Microsoft community for years and owns everything from Lumia phones to Surface PCs. He occasionally likes to rant about Windows Phone and drink tea.
June 28, 2017
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4 Ways A Drug Company Makes Billions Off Patients With The Rarest Diseases
It's no secret that there's big money to be had in drugs. The cost of many pharmaceuticals has increased dramatically. But the real money makers for the drug industry aren't necessarily the commonplace prescriptions for antibiotics of painkillers that most of us know by name; it's the drugs that are used by very few people, who often need them to survive.
May 24, 2017
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4 ways to turn off annoying notifications on your Android phone or iPhone
Weed out the random calls, messages and alerts, and focus only on the ones that really matter to you.
July 31, 2017
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4G in India: Everything you need to know
4G is finally going mainstream in India.
June 7, 2017
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5 awesome app-enabled toys you can control with your smartphone
You might not know that, but today is Children's Day in a number of countries around the world. We take this as an excuse to let our inner child out and enjoy some rather childish pleasures. After all, what are we if not grown-up children?
June 1, 2017
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5 awesome party games or family games to play on your Android, iPhone, Android TV
Our mobile devices have gotten quite powerful over the past few years and can actually play graphic-intensive games quite well. Too bad that touch inputs combined with having all of your gameplay on a 5-inch screen heavily detract from the experience.
July 13, 2017
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5 camera apps that force the iPhone 7 Plus into telephoto mode
The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's first handset to feature a dual camera module on its back. A regular 12 MP, wide-angle camera was neighbored by another 12 MP snapper, but with a telephoto lens over it, which provides 2x optical zoom.
June 14, 2017
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5 Essential phone ideas we'd like to see in the next iPhone... and 5 we don't
Whatever the new Essential phone lacks, it certainly isn't innovative spirit. A showcase of intriguing, forward-looking, and slightly bone-headed decisions, the device is exciting and thought-provoking to an extent only commanded by top of the line smartphones by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google.
May 31, 2017
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5 essential questions about the Essential Phone
Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.
May 31, 2017
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5 Features That Will Reshape Phones
It's been ten years since smartphones were reimagined by Apple as a mainstream device, and now everyone has them. It's about time for some big changes, though. The first round of 2017 flagship phone releases is behind us, and we're starting to see some interesting trends. The shape of phone screens is changing, charging is getting better, and the way you listen to music could soon be different, like it or not.
June 19, 2017
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5 features the OnePlus 5 does better than other smartphones
It's the little things that make a phone, and these sorts of things might even convince you to bring home the OnePlus 5.
July 4, 2017
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5 mobile phone features of the past that we actually miss
In case you haven't noticed, the world is changing and technology is the main culprit. In the last 100 years mankind has advanced more than in the previous 1,000. Don't get us wrong, we're not complaining. Technology is making our lives much easier, but also a bit less exciting in some ways.
May 30, 2017
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5 must-know Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro tips and tricks
Got a brand new Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro? We've got some tricks that you should know about.
August 25, 2017
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5 of the best comic book apps for Android and iOS
Reading comics is a quirky hobby that many of us have. For one, we've loved doing it since early childhood, and secondly, many of the hand-drawn heroes have matured as their reader base got older -- there are plenty of comics out there that one would stray far from calling "for kids".
July 11, 2017
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5 of the best MMO games for Android and iOS (2017)
Mobile MMO games have been gaining more and more traction the past few years, and for a good reason. The better hardware introduced in the last 5 years or so has really changed the possibilities for mobile developers, allowing them to create much bigger and far more ambitious projects.
May 31, 2017
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5 phone makers that said they'll love you forever, but ran off with the child support
Making smartphones is a tough and often unprofitable business for anyone but the top three - Apple, Samsung and Huawei. After they saw Apple's exorbitant profits from the iPhone, many a company have tried and failed to reinvent the cell phone wheel, entering the market with the enthusiasm of a startup, then burning through a pile of cash while trying to challenge the status quo, and in the end throwing in the towel.
July 14, 2017
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5 reasons you should switch away from AT&T
AT&T is a great carrier, but there are reasons to make a change.
August 31, 2017
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5 reasons you should switch away from Verizon
Verizon is a great carrier, but there are some problems.
August 28, 2017
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5 things that would've made the LG V30 even more awesome
The LG V30 has just hit and it's a pretty stellar phone. Beautiful design, powerful hardware, awesome video and audio features, military-standard durability, dust- and water-resistance, and that huge display and thin bezels, of course.
August 31, 2017
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5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid
Don't hand over an aging iOS device to your eager youngster before doing a little kid-proofing first.
June 9, 2017
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5 things you need to know about switching wireless carriers
Switching phone service doesn't have to be a chore.
August 1, 2017
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5 vital Android settings that save your apps, data, battery and more
Get the most out of your phone with these essential features.
June 14, 2017
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6 best Skype alternatives for Android, iPhone, and other platforms in 2017
Remember how Skype went down this month for a few hours and kept unstable for days? Hundreds of businesses' productivity crumbled. People couldn't reach their friends and relatives. Yep, wasn't a good time! But such things can happen to anyone -- even Microsoft, who has been running Skype ever since it acquired the company in 2011.
June 26, 2017
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6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps
These clever tools save you time so you can get straight to work.
July 18, 2017
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6 great Android features missing from iOS 11
Sure, iOS 11 looks cool, but Android's still cooler in some key ways.
June 21, 2017
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6 reasons to use the Samsung browser on your Galaxy S8
The Samsung Internet browser is a formidable choice for a mobile browser and it has a number of features that make it worth using over Google Chrome.
June 12, 2017
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6 reasons why you should consider a Ring Doorbell (and 3 reasons you shouldn't)
I have a lot of connected tech in my home. Maybe too much. But a smart doorbell -- the Ring Pro, specifically -- is one of the keepers.
August 30, 2017
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6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter
When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.
June 1, 2017
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6 super YouTube tricks for Android and iOS
You'll get an eyeful once you watch your first YouTube video in virtual reality. Also: browse videos in private, double-tap to skip ahead, and more.
June 6, 2017
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6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users
These six iOS apps will help you get more done faster (hopefully)
June 30, 2017
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6 ways to make the most of Android's Clock app
There's a much easier way to open the Clock app than digging around the Android app drawer.
May 31, 2017
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6GB Galaxy S8+ gets a decent price cut in India ahead of Note 8 launch
Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is now available in India for $1,030.
August 23, 2017
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7 best free fighting games for Android and iOS (2017)
There isn't a single gaming platform that doesn't have fighting games. Some of them are quite brutal, such as the latest Mortal Kombat games, while others are quite family-friendly, such as Super Smash Bros. But they all have one thing in common -- they are the perfect type of games for the competitive players.
June 13, 2017
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7 apps that won't make your kids dumber
Smart apps for your smartphone.
June 30, 2017
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7 most gimmicky phones in history
When do features classify as gimmicks? Is it upon launch, when everyone dismisses them as such? Or maybe after a few years in which they fail to stick around? We here at PhoneArena are all for giving new features a chance before we say it's a useless gimmick, but there are some questionable elements to some phones in the past that have left us scratching our heads for long after they were discontinued.
June 7, 2017
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7 Essential Phone Accessories for College Students
Be prepared to head back to school with these great phone accessories.
July 27, 2017
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7 ways to take control of Auto-correct on iPad and iPhone
Making covfefe great again
May 31, 2017
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8 business card apps for smartphones: Scan 'em and store 'em
Tired of losing business cards? With these apps, your smartphone can do the heavy lifting.
June 13, 2017
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8 cool Android Nougat features you're probably not using
Android Oreo is coming, but you probably haven't tried everything in Nougat. Now's the time.
August 29, 2017
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8 isn't great: iPhone 8 doom and gloom
It is a well-known fact that, other than all the very obvious parts that are a mash of alchemy, astrology, voodoo and good ol' fashioned medicine show hucksterism, investing in individual securities is a science.
July 25, 2017
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8 most delicious iPhone 8 features we can't wait to sink our teeth in
We're all excited about the iPhone 8. The whole world is excited. But why?
August 3, 2017
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8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today
Your digital device is the heart of your life. Protect it.
June 23, 2017
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8 useful iPhone tips for busy professionals
These useful little tips may help you with your life
July 6, 2017
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9 augmented reality iPhone apps you should try
 
May 22, 2017
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10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!
March 17, 2017
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10 great Android features Google should steal from Samsung, LG and HTC
A few little changes could make a big difference.
June 13, 2017
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10 great photo apps to make the most of the Galaxy Note 8 dual camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a brand new dual camera system featuring a telephoto lens with optical image stabilization, and it's the first dual-cam phone system with stabilization on the zoom lens. But it's also a powerful phone on its own, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip, and equipped with 6 GB of RAM.
August 30, 2017
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10 things I'm excited about in iOS 11!
iOS 11 has a ton of awesome new features that were just announced at #WWDC2017. Here are some of the most exciting ones that are coming fall 2017!
June 6, 2017
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11 features and improvements we'd like to see in iOS 11
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is coming up next week and we are about to catch a glimpse all the new software updates and developments that the company has been up to. Naturally, it's still a bit of a mystery what exactly Apple is going to reveal, but Mac OS and iOS are a safe bet, and we might even catch a glimpse of new features for Watch OS.
May 31, 2017
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11 ways Apple's iPhone changed the enterprise
Who saw this coming in June 2007?
June 26, 2017
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12 ways you'll use Apple's ARKit in your enterprise
This is not a game
June 21, 2017
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18 iPhone keyboard tricks to type faster
Looking for ways to type faster on your iPhone? Read on: we have left no stone unturned in our search for tips and tricks to help you make the best out of the iPhone's on-screen keyboard.
July 11, 2017
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20 great uses for an old Android device
We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.
August 14, 2017
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26% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan on upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8
The most anticipated Apple iPhone in years is expected to be unveiled and released as soon as September. The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will reportedly launch with an edge-to-edge OLED display. That would make it the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel.
June 8, 2017
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30+ beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC 10, and others
High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information -- as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.
May 25, 2017
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30+ Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+
A day before Samsung makes the long-awaited Galaxy Note 8 official, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the device's high-resolution Infinity Display.
August 22, 2017
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32GB Moto G5 Plus is once again down to $199, 64GB variant going for $249
Grab the Moto G5 Plus for up to $50 off at B&H Photo.
August 3, 2017
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35 Best Mobile Business Apps
These business mobile apps for Android and iOS make it easy to get work done while you're on the go.
July 17, 2017
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40+ Awesome high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S7 edge, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "Which time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by "every now and again", we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.
August 9, 2017
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40+ Beautiful high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8, S7, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U11 and others
As a new week rolls in, we've got for you yet another awesome collection of high-resolution backgrounds for your smartphone and tablet! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again.
July 24, 2017
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48hr Switch camera briefcase doubles as a backpack and messenger bag
Kickstarter-born leather goods company Temporary Forevers has launched a campaign to fund production of its new 48Hr Switch camera bag. Like the 48Hr Classic it introduced earlier this year, the Switch is a convertible backpack/briefcase/messenger bag with padded dividers suitable for camera gear storage.
December 21, 2016
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70 percent of iPhone buyers won't even consider another brand
Commentary: In a new survey, the loyalty of Apple users shows no sign of receding. Which indicates the hard task ahead for competitors.
August 25, 2017
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2016 in review: the year in Android
Virtual reality, Google's Pixel phones, exploding Note7s, and everything else that made 2016 a year to remember.
December 30, 2016
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3300mAh batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface
With the problems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had last year, it was all because of the battery employed in the unit. The phablet, which was well on the way to becoming one of the the best selling Samsung phones of all time, was hit by some bad news in the form of several dangerous explosions. The device was recalled twice, and while several users didn't want to return the handset, Samsung eventually eliminated all the functionality of the phablet so that anyone keeping the Note 7 would end up with a useless paperweight.
August 4, 2017
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10,200 Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Burn, Fire Risks
Nearly a year after Samsung recalled and discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after the devices were found to overheat and explode, another phone in the company's lineup is under recall: 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 devices have been recalled amid concerns they could overheat, posing a risk of fire or burns to users.
August 16, 2017
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#DoBiggerThings: 8 rumored features that will make the Galaxy Note 8 a beastly phone
This is how much is left until Samsung shows the Galaxy Note 8 on stage and treats us to its productivity-oriented autumn flagsip phablet. On August 23, the wildly expected handset will fill in the gaping chasm left by its untimely-recalled predecessor. Productivity-savvy users largely failed to fill in that gap -- the S Pen stylus paired with Samsung's feature-rich UI makes Note handset a respectable productivity offering that hardly any phone of the ilk has succeeded to counter.
August 8, 2017
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$1,000 for iPhone 8? Here's why you shouldn't freak out
A grand for a new iPhone sounds like a lot. But here are five reasons why it's NBD.
August 28, 2017
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Misc. - A

A 5-inch iPhone model with vertical dual-camera could debut next fall
Not too long ago, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones, but the rumours about the company's 2017 lineup have existed much before that. Analysts believe that the company might make big changes to its smartphone lineup, which will turn 10 next year.
December 27, 2016
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A beginner's guide to your phone's health apps
How to use Google Fit or Apple Health.
June 15, 2017
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A 'bug' that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11
A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you're willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only works in a small subset of edge cases.
August 18, 2017
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A couple of Moto mid-rangers pass through FCC running Android 7.1.1 Nougat
A couple of mid-rangers from Motorola have recently passed the FCC, revealing a number of specs along the way. This is particularly interesting, considering the brand's already high number of devices in a lower price range available on the market.
June 28, 2017
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A customized version of Nokia 8 may eventually arrive in the U.S. this year
Officially unveiled last week, HMD's flagship, the Nokia 8 is expected to hit the shelves in early September for €600. Unfortunately, many Nokia fans won't be able to purchase the smartphone because the Finnish company has decided not to bring it to markets like China and U.S. At least that's what HMD officials were quoted saying right after the Nokia 8 was made official.
August 21, 2017
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A developer has created an unrooted Pixel Launcher with Google Now panel swipe
By now, it's well known that the Pixel Launcher, which debuted on the Android 7.1-powered Google Pixel phones, were exclusive to the handsets, and although third party launchers would later arrive for non Pixel devices, swiping right for Google now, as well as the animated search widget (shown below) wasn't possible for non Pixel phones.
June 13, 2017
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A filmmaker installed security software on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
Steal my phone, find my phone
December 19, 2016
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A fresh look at the Galaxy Note 8's dual cameras?
Note 8 renders are coming in force. Here's how some predict the back of Samsung's next big phone will look.
June 28, 2017
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A full 10 years later, the iPhone still dominates ... for now
Steve Jobs would be proud
June 26, 2017
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A Galaxy Note8 render appears, showing the handset's dual lens camera
Samsung is having a good year so far with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The handsets sold millions out of the gate and seem poised to dominate the market. While they have received excellent marks in reviews, including our own, it still isn't a valid replacement for those that long for a Galaxy Note7 replacement. Luckily, the firm is still committed to the line, even offering confirmation in January that a successor was in the works and that it would be "better, safer, and very innovative".
June 27, 2017
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A GNU/Linux Smartphone Running GNOME & HTML5 Web Apps? Priced At $599, Ships In 2019 If The Stars Align
After two successful crowdfunding campaigns for producing security-focused Linux laptops while aiming to be as open-source as possible and now shipping with Coreboot, Purism is aiming for their most ambitious project yet... the smartphone. Can Purism succeed where Ubuntu Mobile, Firefox OS, OpenMoko, and others have not lasted? They think so, but it will take crowdfunding again and the finished device likely won't surface until at least 2019.
August 23, 2017
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A Guide to Waterproofing Your Google Pixel
So the Pixel's not waterproof -- there are workarounds!
June 23, 2017
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A hacker has decrypted the iPhone's security chip, but your data is still safe
In order to make Touch ID on the iPhone 5s an onward secure, Apple introduced a fairly opaque piece of technology to its devices -- the so-called Secure Enclave Processor (or SEP in short). This, in simple terms, is a piece of hardware found in almost every Apple-made device since the 5s which is used to keep users' private data (think passwords, fingerprints, and everything else that requires cryptography) secure, taking the form of a tiny coprocessor kept completely isolated from the rest of the device.
August 18, 2017
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A larger version of Google's Pixel XL may be in your future
It's probably not going to be called the Pixel XXL, but wouldn't that be fun?
June 12, 2017
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A look at Killer Instinct: TJ Combo Boxing, an unreleased Windows Phone game
Microsoft's neglected and bruised Windows phone platform continues its slow march to annihilation.
July 6, 2017
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A look inside the company that aims to overtake Apple and Samsung
Chances are you cannot even pronounce its name right: Huawei, a company that is almost unheard of in the United States, has quietly grown to become the world's third largest smartphone maker in 2016.
June 15, 2017
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A mobile version of Middle Earth: Shadow of War is also being developed
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the best games that launched in 2014, and the upcoming sequel has generated a lot of excitement amongst gamers since its reveal earlier this year. The game will now launch in October after it was delayed by the studio, however, according to some store listing pages, Warner Bros.
July 11, 2017
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A new era in Android theming is here
Theming on Android doesn't require rooting, but theming Android itself almost always does.
August 17, 2017
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A new Google Now design begins to roll out to some Pixel phones
Android has been widely praised and preferred for the customizability of its looks. Nonetheless, there has been a fair share of smartphone users, especially those on the 'other side' (e.g. iOS users), who have argued that iOS still provides better and smoother visual experiences, albeit with limited options for custom-tweaking the UI.
July 17, 2017
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A new render suggests yet another location for the Touch ID sensor on the next iPhone
A new render has surfaced from case designer Nodus that shows off what the next iPhone will allegedly look like. If you aren't impressed, chances are you have seen something similar over the past few weeks, as renders like these have become quite common.
July 18, 2017
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A New Way to Communicate: The S Pen of the Galaxy Note8
Since its launch, the S Pen has been the defining feature of the Note series, and has helped users unlock unique ways to interact with their devices -- and their loved ones. Now, with the Galaxy Note8, the S Pen takes things a step further. Incorporating a fun Live Message feature, improved Screen off memo capabilities and enhanced Translate functionality, the refined S Pen enables users to express themselves in ways like no conventional stylus can.
August 23, 2017
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A phone with no battery that can make Skype calls was just created by a university team
A team from the University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering and the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has managed to build and successfully make calls with a battery-less phone.
July 6, 2017
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A preview of the first wave of AR apps coming to iPhones
Over the past few weeks I've been steeping myself in the developer and investor community that is quickly sprouting up around ARKit.
August 29, 2017
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A recent T-Mobile update blocks Bixby button remapping on the Galaxy S8
While there was a lot of hype surrounding the arrival of Samsung's digital assistant Bixby, with the firm going so far as to dedicate a whole button for it on its latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, there are still elements to Bixby that are not working, with the company having so far failed to deliver a fully functional voice companion outside of Korea.
July 10, 2017
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A regular Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink may actually exist
Around the end of June, we got word that Sammy is preparing a Galaxy S8+ in a bright and sparkly pink color. The bad news was that it was a limited run for the Taiwanese market only and that only the large S8+ would have the paint job.
August 9, 2017
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A relative unknown might be the first to bring a fingerprint sensor embedded under a display
The race to embed a fingerprint sensor under the glass of the front display of a smartphone has been fairly well documented over the course of the year. While Apple has been fairly mum about the subject, Samsung openly admitted that time ran out to include the technology on its recently released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, it appears that it might be neither of those companies that will bring the feature to the masses, but instead, a relative unknown.
June 16, 2017
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A smartphone user's guide to staying focused throughout the day
Plenty of Android apps are distracting, but some can be helpful at keeping you productive, too.
July 26, 2017
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A space black version of BlackBerry's KeyOne is coming to AT&T
The phone came out in May this year and was initially available unlocked. It features a physical keyboard, a relatively untouched version of Android Nougat, and a small 4.5-inch, 1620 x 1080 pixel touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. My colleague Dan Seifert liked it when he reviewed it, but was worried at the time about software updates. Although with AT&T now stocking the phone, it might be more likely to be updated over-the-air. The company says the KeyOne will cost $16.67 for 30 months, or $500, through AT&T Next.
August 23, 2017
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A special Nokia 8 may be heading to the US and China
Nokia's highest-end phone might come to these important markets after all.
August 22, 2017
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A sting operation by the ACCC led to the lawsuit against Apple over "Error 53"
Apple seems to be in hot water again with the authorities. The tech giant has been a force to reckon with in the mobile space; however, the company is not immune to consequences as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown.
June 7, 2017
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A water-resistant BlackBerry phone is coming this October to lure iPhone and Galaxy users away
Not long after hearing that two new BlackBerry smartphones were in the making, we can now confirm that at least one of them is coming soon.
August 29, 2017
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A wish list for the iPhone in 2017
Every iPhone gets a better camera, but Apple needs to reconsider iCloud storage, improve Family Sharing, and come up with a VR plan too.
December 30, 2016
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A year after Android 7.0 Nougat's release, Samsung brings it to the Galaxy A7 (2017)
In a matter of weeks, Google will release Android O, the next major version of its hugely popular OS. But almost a full year after it made Android 7.0 Nougat available, that update is still slowly making its way to various devices.
August 8, 2017
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A year after being unveiled, Galaxy J3 Pro launches in India... with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Just under twelve months ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy J3 Pro, a lower-mid-range handset with metal bodywork, which went on sale in China in June 2016. Now, almost a full year later, the device has finally gone on sale in India - and it's still shipping with a version of Android that was already over a year old when the handset was unveiled.
May 29, 2017
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A year after the Error 53 fiasco, Apple is now making it easier to replace your iPhone's fingerprint sensor
Getting your broken iPhone repaired isn't exactly a fun experience -- going through the official channels means either hoping your local Genius Bar isn't overbooked (if you have one at all, that is), or sending your device for a mail-in repair, which can take a considerable amount of time as well. Of course there's always the option of going to an unlicensed service location, but doing often bears the risk of getting a sub-par repair job, or even an outright broken device.
June 7, 2017
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A.C. Slater hosts ex-reality stars playing competitive Candy Crush. What?
A CBS creative team must've done a lot of acid while bingeing 90s TV on their smartphones -- that's the only conceivable reason this Candy Crush TV series, hosted by Mario Lopez and featuring contestants pulled from past seasons of Survivor and Big Brother exists. That or CBS looking to learn a few tricks from MTV's The Challenge, while also picking up some brand sponsorship that got thrown in its direction without much thought to where it could end up.
July 11, 2017
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A.I. innovation finds a home on mobile devices
Artificial intelligence-powered apps are making smartphones and other mobile devices smarter by anticipating user needs
July 14, 2017
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Accessory maker Spigen claims Andy Rubin's Essential is infringing on its trademark
At this point you've probably heard of Essential, Andy Rubin's latest tech startup, right? If you haven't, here's the gist of it: there's a new player in the smartphone, smart home, and accessory game, and it's one that isn't afraid to put some new ideas on the table right from the start. And, in fact, the company itself is surprisingly new as well -- the first news about it started flying just this January.
June 5, 2017
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According to a report, the OnePlus 5 cheats on benchmarks
Earlier today, OnePlus announced its latest flagship handset, the 5. Starting at $479, the phone is packed with high-end specs, such as Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 128GB of storage.
June 19, 2017
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AccuWeather updates its iOS app to address privacy outcry
Responding to privacy concerns, AccuWeather is out with a new version of its iOS app that removes a controversial data sharing behavior. Earlier this week, security researcher Will Strafach called attention to the practice in a Medium post and users took to Twitter to announce their intention to dump the app in droves.
August 23, 2017
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AccuWeather, caught harvesting user data, issues non-response
AccuWeather, a popular climate and forecast app for iOS, has been caught sharing the private location information of its users with revealmobile .com, a data monetization company.
August 22, 2017
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Acer admits defeat, gives up selling smartphones in India
India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, thanks to falling prices, and wider availability of 3G and 4G mobile networks. But the rise in demand for new handsets has resulted in a rush of manufacturers flocking to India to grab a piece of the pie, and that intense competition has now taken its toll on one device-maker.
December 21, 2016
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Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen
Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.
August 18, 2017
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Action Launcher is getting Google Now integration and a bunch of Android O features
Action Launcher's had a lot of big changes recently, and they just keep coming.
July 28, 2017
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Ad-subsidized Nokia 6 goes up on Amazon for $179 along with $99 Moto E4
Amazon's lineup of ad-subsidized phones now include the Nokia 6 and Motorola's latest entry-level phone.
June 27, 2017
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Aesthetic wallpapers in high resolutions, perfect for your Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, iPhone 7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U11 and others
Hey kids, have you ever dreamed of browsing the web on your Nintendo 64 while waiting for the cassette deck to finish recording your friend's hot new mixtape (that features 45 minutes of a 56k modem having a seizure with Windows 95 sounds playing in the background)? No? Well then... Have you ever dreamed of cruising around Miami in your DeLorean, slowed-down 80's elevator music blaring in the background, as you speed along a seemingly endless row of palm tree silhouettes smeared against neon-lit skies?
July 18, 2017
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Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it's no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.
May 24, 2017
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After failing to strike a new deal, Nokia is suing Apple for patent infringement
Could the former phone giant be turning into a patent troll?
December 21, 2016
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After Note 8, Samsung may be ready to fully embrace dual cameras
The Note 8 was the first Samsung phone to don two rear cameras, but rumors say
August 25, 2017
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After UK delay, Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship delayed in France and Germany too
Alcatel announced the IDOL 4 Pro in February, and said that the Windows 10 Mobile flagship would launch in Europe by June. The Microsoft Store finally opened pre-orders for the device earlier this month in the UK, and other European markets, promising that it would be released on July 26.
July 26, 2017
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Age of the bezel-less choco bar: the Doogee Mix looks futuristic, costs $170
In recent months, the war on the bezel has reached new peaks and many smartphones with a nearly all-screen front have popped up -- from the Xiaomi Mi Mix to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. What do these have in common, besides thinning out the frame around their screens? They are quite expensive...
June 26, 2017
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AGs: Ringless Robocalls Are Still Robocalls, Shouldn't Be Allowed
The Republican National Committee and the lobbyists at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce might think that "ringless" robocalls -- automated, prerecorded phone calls that go straight to voicemail -- are just fine, but the top legal advisors in several states believe the opposite. Now they're urging the Federal Communications Commission to oppose a petition that would allow telemarketers to use them.
June 5, 2017
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Alcatel A7 specs and press renders leaked out ahead of IFA announcement
Alcatel is expected to introduce a handful of Android smartphones at IFA in early September. A few of them have already been leaked such as the Alcatel U5 HD, A3 Plus, and A7 XL.
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 4 Pro review: The best Windows phone available is still too little too late
Alcatel finally launched its Windows 10 Mobile flagship in Europe under a different name. But in 2017, should you even give it the time of day?
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile drops to just $199 at Microsoft
Alcatel's Idol 4S can currently be picked up for quite the bargain at Microsoft.
August 30, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 specs, pictures and price exposed before official reveal
News about Alcatel's new lineup of smartphones continues to pour in with just one week before their official unveiling. The next device on the least of upcoming smartphones is the Alcatel Idol 5, which was recently spotted at GFXBench with model number TCL 6058.
August 23, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5S, A50, and A30 Plus offer decent features at accessible prices
Alcatel today announced three new smartphones that run Android Nougat: Alcatel Idol 5S, Alcatel A50, and Alcatel A30 Plus. In addition to being available as Amazon Prime phones (with adds on the home screen), all tree handsets are also offered add-free in the US, though they're a bit more expensive this way.
June 27, 2017
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Alcatel's delayed Windows 10 Mobile flagship finally launches in the UK
Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship was supposed to launch in the UK on July 26, according to Microsoft, which had opened pre-orders there a couple of weeks earlier. But shortly before the handset was due to be released, the Microsoft Store quietly delayed its launch date.
August 7, 2017
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Alcatel's new Windows Phone flagship for Europe delays the inevitable
Windows Phone isn't dead yet
July 14, 2017
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Alcatel's pseudo-modular A50 smartphone coming to Telus and Koodo in Canada
Alcatel's A50 smartphone will be available on two different Canadian networks.
August 16, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship drops in price again, now available for just $224.99
Last week, Alcatel launched the IDOL 4 Pro in the UK and other European markets - but despite presenting it as a new device when it was announced in February, it's not new at all. It originally launched in the US last November as the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, going on sale exclusively on T-Mobile for $469, including a virtual reality headset.
August 17, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship now available for $273 unlocked, including VR headset
Last November, T-Mobile launched the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10, a flagship-class Windows phone priced at $469 - far less than HP's top-of-the-line Elite x3. The Alcatel device was also the first Windows 10 Mobile device to include virtual reality support, shipping with its own VR headset.
May 26, 2017
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Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship now available to pre-order in Germany, priced at €607
In February, Alcatel announced the IDOL 4 Pro, its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship. Four months later, the device is now available to pre-order from a retailer in Europe; but it's nowhere near as new as the company would like you to believe. In fact, Alcatel has simply given a new name - and an insanely high price tag - to a phone that it launched in the United States last year, and which it's still selling there for a fraction of its European price.
June 30, 2017
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Algoriddim's new Djay Pro for iPhone helps Spotify DJs literally feel the music
Scratch, scrub, and cross-fade with this new iOS app for pro-sumer DJs.
December 21, 2016
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All of Microsoft's unlocked Lumia Windows 10 Mobile phones are now sold out on its US store
Earlier this month, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of all Lumia Windows 10 Mobile devices in the UK. Three of those handsets were unveiled a year ago, but the newest - the Lumia 650 - launched in February 2016.
December 27, 2016
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All phones sold in Canada will be unlocked starting December 1
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
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All specced up and no place to go: Misunderstanding the iPhone
It is time again to play the very popular game the Macalope just invented! You know it, you love it, please give a warm round of applause for...
June 22, 2017
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Alleged Apple wireless charging pads appear in bare-naked photo shoot
It has been rumored for a while now that Apple's iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 will have wireless charging. In fact, the 7s and 7s Plus are expected to be thicker than the current duo of Apple flagships due to the glass back they will have â€" you can't have inductive charging if the phone's back is bare metal. Now, we get a look at the charging pads during the manufacturing process.
August 17, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy Note 8 promo poster shows us its dual-cameras, rear fingerprint scanner
There's a new Galaxy Note 8 leak on the block, and this one's pretty saucy.
June 26, 2017
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Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in
While it may have been working on three different new Pixel phones for this year, Google will ultimately release only two models - at least if the latest rumors turn out to be correct. These two models should be a 5-inch Pixel to directly succeed the original Pixel of 2016, and a larger handset codenamed Taimen.
July 11, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy S8 Active presentation lists full specs, including a 4,000 mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a thing we've been hearing a lot about recently -- there's been photos, a video in action, benchmark listings, and more. And now, an alleged presentation outlining most of its key specs, as well as the differences between it and the regular S8 model, has just surfaced on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
July 28, 2017
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Alleged iPhone 8 case renders show off vertical camera setup, no home button
Leaks of the upcoming iPhone 8 are becoming something of an everyday occurrence now, and from what we've seen so far, Apple seems to have already settled on a design: a 5.2-inch device with no physical front button and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back. And like it or not, a couple of new alleged renders of the device shows exactly that, but this time with protective cases wrapped around its frame.
May 29, 2017
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Alleged LG V30 cases might be giving away some design clues
Online mobile accessories retailer MobileFun last month gave us a possible look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to several cases it was taking pre-orders for. Renders showing the Galaxy Note 8 inside these cases provided legitimate looking images of the phablet. While the device has not been released yet, several subsequent leaks matched the exact renders found on the MobileFun site.
July 17, 2017
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Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 front panel revealed in video
The Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, literally. The company's flagship smartphone is expected to go official in late summer, slightly ahead of IFA 2017 tech exhibition.
May 25, 2017
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Alleged Nokia 9 gets benchmarked, performing on-par with other flagships
We've already seen some leaked photos that allegedly showed us the Nokia 9, encased in a "black box' that was hiding most of its design. However, what we didn't know is how the handset will actually perform.
May 23, 2017
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Alleged Nokia 9 prototype with Snapdragon 835 scores big on Geekbench
An unannounced Nokia-branded smartphone, alleged to be the Nokia 9 made its first appearance in a leak yesterday. And now the device has also appeared in a Geekbench listing , it even managed to get a better score than some of the latest Android smartphones from other manufacturers.
May 23, 2017
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Alleged Pixel XL 2 case compared to original Pixel and Galaxy S8 -- yeah, it's big
So, it has been reiterated time and again by the rumor mill that we will be seeing a Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 -- a compact and a super-sized flagship by Google, just like last year. It's expected that they will have the new 18:9 display ratio, which seems to be hip and cool in 2017, and it's still unclear how that would impact their physical sizes.
August 4, 2017
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Alleged press render of LG V30 leaks, matches sketch of the 6-inch flagship model
Earlier this morning in Asia, LG sent out a press release relating to the introduction of a 6-inch Plastic OLED FullVision display that it will apparently be using on the LG V30. Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio, even though the 6-inch screen tops the 5.7-inch display found on the LG V20, the LG V30 has a smaller body than its predecessor.
August 3, 2017
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Allegedly official iPhone 8 cases strike a pose
We've been seeing plenty of iPhone 8 dummies and third-party case makers' concept images lately, but a leakster on Weibo recently posted something else altogether - iPhone 8 cases which are claimed to be the official Apple wrappers for the phone. While we can't vouch for the validity of that claim, they do indeed feature Apple's usual microfiber lining, have the typical "Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China" slogan inside, as well as the Apple logo on the back, and are available in a bunch of flashy colors, just like the current crop of official silicone iPhone 7 cases.
August 9, 2017
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Almost two years after Android 6.0 was released, BLU brings the update to its Life One X
It's been almost two years since Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but incredibly, some manufacturers are still rolling out that update to their devices.
July 3, 2017
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Already missing Silicon Valley? Then you'll want to download this app
Find out if what you're eating is a hot dog -- or not.
June 26, 2017
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Alto's Odyssey has been delayed, new release date unknown.
Snowman says 'It takes longer to build things right', pushes back released of Alto's Odyssey.
August 22, 2017
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Amazon adds more Android 'Prime Exclusive Phones' from Nokia, Motorola, and Alcatel
Some people don't like advertisements, but I do. They are a great way to learn about new products while also helping to pay for "free" content. People think I am crazy when I say this, but many times I don't bother fast-forwarding commercials when watching my DVR. Heck, in 2017, there is so much great content that is subsidized by ads, such as news articles, YouTube videos, and of course, both television and radio. If it weren't for advertisements, you would probably be "nickle-and-dimed" at every turn.
June 27, 2017
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Amazon adds more Prime-exclusive phones: get Nokia 6, Alcatel Idol 5S, or Moto E4 for less
Amazon just added no less than 5 new devices to its Prime-exclusive phones list, where you trade the appearance of some ads on the lock screen for getting the phones cheaper. All of these come in the $80-$200 range, so they are targeted to folks who would be looking into saving some dollars in exchange for a few ads here and there.
June 27, 2017
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Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app
Using stickers to decorate your photos is a common feature found in social apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. But today, stickers have started showing up in a more surprising place: Amazon's mobile app. Following a recent update, Amazon has added support for stickers within its iOS app's camera feed -- the feature that allows you to search for products on its site by viewing real-world objects through your phone's camera.
May 24, 2017
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Amazon adds Top Up payment service in UK
Amazon is looking to make it easier than ever for UK shoppers to buy goods on the site using their mobile devices.
August 28, 2017
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Amazon is reportedly returning to the smartphone market with new 'Ice' phones
Amazon released its first - and so far, only - smartphone in July 2014, but it wasn't exactly the big hit the company was hoping for. Estimates suggested that Amazon had sold just 35,000 of its Fire Phones across the United States in its first three weeks of availability, and it didn't take long for the firm to slash prices in an effort to shift some of its stocks.
June 5, 2017
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Amazon reportedly working on an 'Ice' smartphone lineup with Play Store access
Amazon is planning to launch a $100 "Ice" smartphone in India later this year.
June 5, 2017
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Amazon reportedly working on proper Android 'Ice' smartphones with Google's apps
Fire and Ice?
June 5, 2017
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Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns
Following a report that some Blu phones use an app that collects your data, Amazon has made them unavailable on its site.
July 31, 2017
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Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones for including preloaded spyware, again
This keeps happening
July 31, 2017
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American Express cards now work with Android Pay in the UK
Android Pay has been available in the UK for nearly a year and supports MasterCard and Visa cards issued by most of the major banks there. Now, the service is getting support for American Express cards issued by the company's UK wing.
July 11, 2017
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An alleged presentation slide shows where the next iPhone will have its Touch ID sensor
Over the course of the past month, the news about Apple's next handset has been steadily leaking onto the internet. While previous years have offered up a fairly consistent batch of rumors, this year has been a bit different. The issue stems from the display, which is rumored to be expanding and will leave the current Touch ID sensor without a home. Every week we have been hearing a new piece of information that either places the sensor on the rear or under the display on the front of the device.
June 16, 2017
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An expired domain may have exposed millions of older Samsung phones to hackers
Everyone can make a silly mistake, but when such a mistake is made by someone in a company like Samsung, it could affect many people and even expose them to danger.
June 16, 2017
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An improved version of the Alcatel U5 goes official, this time featuring HD display
Unsurprisingly, Alcatel is back with yet another budget-friendly Android smartphone. Despite the fact that the new Alcatel U5 HD has pretty low-end specs, this an enhanced version of another smartphone that was unveiled early this year at MWC.
August 22, 2017
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An in-call floating bubble may be coming to Google's Phone app soon
Most of today's smartphone users have been there at some point: you're in a call, but you have to check something on your phone, which means minimizing the in-call screen. And when you're done and want to get back to your call, you're forced to either manually open up the Phone app, or scroll through your notifications until you find the correct one.
August 16, 2017
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An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out
TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But, with the new update in iOS 11, that no longer seems to be a problem.
August 17, 2017
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An iPhone 8 supplier reportedly bails, forcing Apple to spend millions on OLED PCB tools
Apple may not be dealing directly with manufacturing its own phones, but it does not shy away from purchasing production equipment for its suppliers if the situation calls for it, no matter how complex or expensive it is. They did it with the unique machines that polished the glass iPhones, then again by fronting display makers, and now, apparently, they are doing it with the tools to make the rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) needed for the upcoming OLED iPhone 8.
July 14, 2017
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An iPhone parts supplier backs out, Apple purchases its own production equipment
Over the past month, we have seen many different images of the upcoming iPhone and read news of features that may or may not arrive in the device. But there is at least one thing that has remained constant, and that is the reported struggle Apple is having when it comes to producing its latest handset.
July 14, 2017
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Analyst Predicts iPhone 8 to Ditch Touch ID
Will it or won't it have Touch ID fingerprint scanner? Early on iPhone rumors suggested that the alleged iPhone 8 would have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner under the glass of the screen. Not to much after that rumors started to surface that Apple would be ditching the Touch ID sensor because it couldn't get the sensor to function under the glass.
July 4, 2017
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Analyst says that only 18% of buyers will go for the super-expensive iPhone 8
Yesterday's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveal was great... up until the point when Sammy announced a $950 price tag for the premium phablet. Sure, it's a super-powerful phone with all the technological advancements and bells and whistles crammed in there, but hey... a near-1k price is a tough pill to swallow.
August 23, 2017
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Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5's price, a dubious poster shows the phone's release date
So, the OnePlus 5 is coming. We don't know when exactly, but seeing how the company's "guerilla marketing" campaign is churning teasers left and right, we are guessing an unveiling should be pretty soon. As usual, it's expected that the "flagship killer" will have top-notch hardware at an aggressive price point. But how much, exactly?
June 1, 2017
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Analyst: Apple to ship over 40 million iPhones this quarter due to strong interest
Times are good for Cupertino, as Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri believes Apple is going to have a big quarter, shipping as many as 41.5 million iPhones. Not only is this an indicator for strong retailer demand of Apple's most financially important product, it would also mark an increase of over one million units shipped from the same quarter last year.
June 16, 2017
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Analysts: Galaxy S8 may be selling slower than the S7 before it
Samsung's Galaxy S8 landed with the most radical design overhaul in the history of the Galaxy S series, a top-shelf camera, and numerous other enticements, but this may have not been enough for users to switch their current handsets. A new report cites Korean analysts from The Bell, who claim that the S8 actually sells slower than the Galaxy S7 before it.
July 11, 2017
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Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras
If you had any doubts that the Note 8 will land with a dual camera set, Korean security analysts are in full swing today trying to dispel them. It seems that Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the department that is in charge of mobile camera modules, is expected to have blowout quarters going forward, riding on the coattails of Samsung's switch to dual cameras for its phones.
July 24, 2017
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Android 7.0 finally starts rolling out to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony announced its upgrade path to Nougat for eligible devices six and a half months ago, and among those planned to get the upgrade was the Xperia XA Ultra. Now, Android 7.0 has finally arrived for the handset.
June 16, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to Galaxy Note5 in Europe with March security patches
Two and a half months ago, Samsung began its Android 7.0 rollout for the Galaxy Note5, starting in Turkey. The update quickly made its way to the handset in India, before expanding to all major US carriers in the weeks that followed.
May 31, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z in Canada
Yummy Nougat comes to the Great White North.
December 20, 2016
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Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon to the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
The Marshmallow-based Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime was launched about a year ago in India, but the smartphone slowly made its way to EMEA territories and even Australia. It's also known as Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) and features many different model numbers depending on region.
August 31, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is finally coming to Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Samsung began upgrading its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 three months ago, and wasted little time in making the update available in numerous markets. Sprint was the first major US carrier to bring Nougat to the two devices in April, followed soon after by Verizon and AT&T.
June 6, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile
Earlier this week, T-Mobile revealed that it would soon begin upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung originally released the update for those devices three months ago, and Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all upgraded the two handsets several weeks ago.
June 8, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to the LG V10 on T-Mobile
Earlier this year, LG confirmed that it would upgrade its V10 to Android 7.0 Nougat, but not until the second half of 2017. In fact, the manufacturer began rolling out the Nougat update in May - much earlier than it had previously indicated, but still nine months after Google originally released Android 7.0.
July 24, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 starts arriving in Europe
The Galaxy Note 5 is the latest Note series smartphone available on the market, and one of the devices that Samsung has decided to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, this is only the third Samsung smartphone to receive the update after the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 (and all their variations).
May 30, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
It's been about a month since we reported the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) might soon get the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. The smartphone was certified at Wi-Alliance back in July, and the listing revealed it runs a new version of the OS.
August 9, 2017
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Android 7.0 rolls out to Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in the US, and to Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 on T-Mobile
Android O will begin rolling out roughly two months from now, but many manufacturers still haven't upgraded all of their eligible devices to Nougat, which Google released in August 2016. Google's latest official figures show that Android 7.0 has so far made its way to just 8.9% of devices after nine months of availability.
June 7, 2017
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Android 7.1 offers a security feature that could prevent your device from getting hijacked
When it comes to devices, there is always the possibility of experiencing some kind of security issue, whether it's from malware or a virus infection. Although devices like smartphones run a different kind of software compared to PCs, they are not exempt from being compromised and manipulated. Android users have faced this issue for quite some time, with many vulnerabilities cropping up over the course of a year.
July 10, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Asus ZenFone 3 Laser rolling out now
The one-year-old Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is finally getting the long-awaited Android Nougat update. The new version of the OS was released today, so it's likely to take up to a week to arrive on all ZenFone 3 Laser devices across the world.
June 28, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 9 on T-Mobile
Earlier this month, Google released Android 7.1.1, the latest version of its ubiquitous operating system. the rollout began - as it generally does - with its own family of Nexus and Pixel devices, along with the General Mobile 4G, an Android One handset.
December 20, 2016
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Android 8 Oreo is here: What's new, what's changed, and what's awesome
Everything you need to master the latest major release of Android.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 in-depth: Oreo's not-so-obvious security enhancements
Some deep-dive details on significant security upgrades headed to your device with Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release.
August 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 is coming to devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and others this year
After four Developer Previews, months of testing, and plenty of speculation about just how delicious its name might be, Google confirmed today that its new OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 is officially Oreo!
Android 8.0 is officially nicknamed Oreo!
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo factory images available for download for Pixel and Nexus devices
Despite the fact that Google announced Android Oreo is not yet ready to be pushed to compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, the Mountain View company has already published the factory images that allows users to upgrade their smartphones today.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is here, and as usual, your device will probably never get it -- hooray!
Look, we all knew Android 8.0 would probably be called "Oreo," and we now have confirmation. Today, Google releases 8.0 of its Android operating system and officially names it "Oreo" after the sandwich cookie. This is the search-giant's second time partnering with a brand for a dessert name, with the other time being "Kit Kat". Strangely, Google even used the solar eclipse to promote the Oreo name.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is official, starts rollout to devices
Google partners with Nabisco, ships code to AOSP, and posts system images.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 "Oreo" Launches
Google has announced the release of Android 8.0. Formally known as "Android O", the tasty codename has been revealed as Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo review: Oh, you'll love it!
Android 8.0 is now official, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... it's called Oreo! Google couldn't bamboozle us this time around - just as it was largely expected, the 8th major version of Android is named after the ever-so popular sweet snack and not Orelette, Octopus, or Oatmeal Cookie.
August 22, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo system images available, update rolling to Developer Preview users
Google has uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo system images.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo users report issues with Bluetooth, Android Auto, headphones, and more
On Monday, Google announced Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of its popular OS. Oreo will bring a wide range of new features and improvements, and the final release has already made its way to devices that were enrolled in the Android Beta Program, ahead of its general rollout.
August 23, 2017
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Android 8.0 will roll out to these Pixel and Nexus devices "over the next several weeks"
It didn't come as a huge surprise, but today, Google confirmed that its next major OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo. The announcement came after months of testing, including four Developer Previews - but of course, device owners are now eager to find out when they can get their hands on the official update.
August 21, 2017
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Android 8.0's "streaming OS updates" will work even if your phone is full
Android's new OS update scheme should banish the "insufficient space" error forever.
August 7, 2017
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Android and iPhone games like Player Unknown Battlegrounds, H1Z1, Rust
Lately, the indie market has spurred a new genre of games that are taking the world by storm -- the "survive and craft" titles, which later evolved into the "battle royale" adrenaline-infused shooters. We are talking about games like Rust, H1Z1 King of the Kill, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds. These games are all in early access, yet all three are insanely popular.
August 11, 2017
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Android antitrust: EU regulators assemble expert panel, as they consider another huge fine
Last week, Google was slapped with a record €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) fine by the European Commission, after it found that the company had "breached EU antitrust rules" with its shopping search business, and "abused its market dominance as a search engine". The announcement concluded a seven-year investigation by the EC, but Google said it disagreed with the ruling and is considering an appeal.
July 5, 2017
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Android apps punched out by Judy malware
More than 36 million users feared infected
May 30, 2017
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Android Auto finally gets Waze integration--in beta, at least
One year later, Google's other navigation app comes to its in-car interface.
June 7, 2017
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Android banking Trojan uses keylogger, exploits accessbility features to steal data
A banking Trojan for Android dubbed "Svpeng" recently saw an update, according to Kaspersky Lab, gaining functionality like a keylogger, and ability to exploit the operating system's accessibility features to steal data.
August 3, 2017
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Android Central downloads
We've got a bunch of great ways to keep up with the latest from Android Central on your smartphone, tablet or computer -- above and beyond visiting a web page in a browser.
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Android Co-Founder Has a Plan to Cure Our Smartphone Addiction
During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this antisocial behavior; he helped create Android, which powers 85 percent of the world's smartphones.
August 23, 2017
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Android creator Andy Rubin reveals modular Essential phone with dual-camera
After a prolonged period of teasers and speculation, Android creator Andy Rubin's new company Essential has released its first smartphone. The new brand's debut model is an uncompromising high-end device, with premium components and materials all around. The Essential's body is made of titanium and ceramic and the front is almost entirely covered by a 5.71" QHD edge-to-edge display with a 19:10 aspect ratio.
May 30, 2017
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Android Creator Unveils Ceramic Smartphone, Home Control Device
Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home.
May 30, 2017
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Android Development: Tracking Target Apps When Sharing Information
During mobile app development, there are at times you'll need to share images, text, or link with other apps. The other apps could be Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, SMS, and so forth. In this article, we will learn to take subsequent actions when a target application is selected while sharing--a handler to track the selected target application.
August 14, 2017
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Android engineer speaks his mind about OnePlus' benchmark shenanigans
So, the OnePlus 5 is only a couple of days old and controversies are already stirring up. It has been alleged that the phone "cheats" on benchmarks by enabling a specific profile, which forces the processor to work at high clock speeds. The reason this is considered cheating is because a handset would not operate in this way during normal usage, since prolonged times at high load results in overheating issues.
June 22, 2017
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Android execs get technical talking updates, Project Treble, Linux, and more
Q&A: We talk details with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson.
May 31, 2017
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'Android Excellence' highlights the Play Store's best apps and games
Google's new Android Excellence category tells you what you should download from the Play Store, and what developers should emulate.
June 13, 2017
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Android Excellence is Google's answer to the new iOS 11 App Store
The digital distribution services of Android and iOS are set to receive some important updates in 2017. Earlier this month, Apple kicked things off by announcing a major redesign of its App Store coming with iOS 11 in September, and it looks like Google isn't planning on idling about either.
June 14, 2017
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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer
Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.
August 9, 2017
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Android is an open road, not a dead end
Android is what you see and touch, not the tech behind it.
July 18, 2017
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Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple
There's no greater woulda-coulda-shoulda than Windows Phone
July 14, 2017
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Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.
June 15, 2017
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Android may finally be getting native support for Bluetooth battery indicators
If you're one of the many, many Android users who own some sort of wireless Bluetooth accessory, there's a high chance you've at some point wished for an easy way to check its battery status right from your device's screen. And as it happens, the Bluetooth standard already has support for the feature -- in fact, it has had it for more than five years. And while many manufacturers have their own implementations of the feature, it's still not present in the AOSP (a.k.a. the base all Android variants derive from).
July 31, 2017
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Android Messages' latest update adds a 'Mark as read' button in notifications
Surely you know the pain: you get a text message, read it right from the notification, and then dismiss it. And that should be it, right? Well, no -- next time you open your messaging app, the text is still marked as unread. And while this isn't such a huge deal if you don't get many texts, it's still mildly annoying -- and if you do, it can make finding your actually unread texts a nightmare.
August 4, 2017
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Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra continues after initial hold-up
Last week, Sony pulled the update by which the Xperia XA and XA Ultra were supposed to get upgraded to Android Nougat due to "minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system", promising that delay would be short. Today, we're happy to report that these inconsistencies have been sorted out by the manufacturer and that the update is live once more.
July 5, 2017
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Android Pay is ready for all your New Taiwan dollars
Google brings Android Pay to Taiwan. Now you can pay for all that coffin bread with your phone.
June 2, 2017
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Android O and Bluetooth 5: Everything you need to know
Android O has full support for Bluetooth 5, so device makers don't have to do the work themselves.
August 1, 2017
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Android O brings huge improvements for VR
For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware.
June 22, 2017
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Android O confirmed for release "in late summer"
Breaking news from Google I/O. Dave Burke, Vice President of Android's engineering department just confirmed an official release ETA for Android O. Apparently the new version of Android will exit its beta stage "in late summer", merely two months after Google released an early look developer preview for the software.
May 17, 2017
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Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap
The rumor also points to picture-in-picture and smart text selection.
March 17, 2017
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Android O has one curiously counterproductive new feature
Google's upcoming Android O release has plenty of useful additions for the business-minded user -- but it also has one fresh feature you might not want on your mobile device.
August 1, 2017
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Android O is coming in Q3, but it will be available in the beta Program in May
Today, Google announced the next major iteration of Android, and as usual, the company isn't telling us the name; instead, it's only known as Android O. the update will include picture-in-picture (PIP) support, adaptive icons, keyboard navigation, notification channels, and more.
March 21, 2017
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Android O is coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T
Last year's phones are being updated to this year's OS.
May 31, 2017
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Android O is now officially Android Oreo
After months of waiting (and a bizarre octopus Easter egg), Google finally announced that the next version of Android -- previously known as Android O -- will officially be going by the name of Android Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Android O is officially called Android Oreo
The latest version of Android is officially here, and it's called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch live stream today.
August 21, 2017
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Android O is Oreo -- unless Google is trolling
Google's Android O reveal is now officially timed to Monday's solar eclipse. What does that say to you?
August 18, 2017
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Android O is version 8.0, but we still don't know its name
This is a full point release in terms of features and importance.
June 8, 2017
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Android O isn't available in the Android beta Program yet, will likely join in mid-May
Everyone with a Pixel or modern Nexus will get their opportunity to use Android O soon.
March 21, 2017
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Android O settings search gets a makeover, much more useful now
You can now get more context when you search in the settings menu in Android O. The new settings search option returns more context as it shows you what each result relates to and it also recognizes apps, so that you can type things like 'Facebook' to go directly to the app settings.
May 22, 2017
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Android O to be oatmeal cookie, not Oreo?
Originally, it was believed that the "O" in Android O would stand for those luscious Oreo sandwich cookies. In fact, one could see Google making a deal similar to the one it made to use the KitKat name for Android 4.4 back in 2013. But it now appears that Oreo will not be the name for Android 8.0. Android source code was examined and it revealed several references to 'oc-dev.'
June 22, 2017
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Android O versus Android Nougat: A visual comparison
Expected to arrive in early-to-mid August, Android O is just around the corner, when it will most certainly roll out to all compatible devices, with the Pixel and Pixel XL first in line.
July 24, 2017
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Android O update expected in August; likely the last major OS update for Nexus 5X and 6P
In March, Google announced Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous operating system, and outlined plans to begin the update's rollout sometime in the third quarter of this year. Last month, at its I/O developer conference, Google launched the Android O Beta Program for supported devices.
June 7, 2017
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Android O will let you hear your own custom ringtone through your Bluetooth device
When it comes to technology, people often don't realize just how much work goes into the details -- but they sure do once something's just a little off. And this has long been the case when it comes to Android's support for Bluetooth, which lacks several seemingly minor features which actually turn out to be quite useful.
August 11, 2017
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Android O will work better on Chromebooks, thanks to improved keyboard support
Part of Google's upcoming Android O release is a new and improved model for keyboard navigation, which will make using Android apps on a Chromebook a little less frustrating. as it stands today, a majority of Android apps are designed with only touchscreen navigation in mind
March 21, 2017
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Android O: all the new features
Google jus unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called "Android O" and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. is it Oreo? is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.
March 21, 2017
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Android O: Everything you need to know
You have questions about Android O and we have answers. Here's the skinny on what you need to know about Google's next.
July 25, 2017
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Android O's native Clock app now available for download in the Google Play Store
Android O is just around the corner, but we already know quite a lot about the some of the new features it will bring. Last month, Google revealed a new native Clock app that will be coming along with Android O.
July 31, 2017
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Android Oreo carries over Bluetooth issues from Nougat
Since Pixel phones running Nougat have had some issues with Bluetooth connectivity, many people expected that Android Oreo would fix that. Alas, many Pixel and Nexus owners are now taking to Google's product forums to report that the latest version of Android has not fixed their Bluetooth woes.
August 23, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Colored notifications
It truly is the little things that can make or break the Android experience.
August 25, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Notification badges and previews
Keeping up with notifications is a constant struggle.
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo features you'll love: Picture-in-Picture mode
We all love things we can see when we get an update, and that's why Picture-in-Picture mode is so cool!
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon
Google announces the name of its latest version of Android with the unveiling of a statue in Manhattan that took place while the moon was eclipsing the sun.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo may soon get support for custom themes without rooting
One of the biggest drawing forces for Android has always been customization. From custom launchers and icon packs to the much more in-depth and involved theming engines of OEMs like Samsung, OnePlus, and Sony, customization options have traditionally been abundant on Android.
August 25, 2017
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Android Oreo officially arrives, but it isn't on phones just yet
Builds for Pixel and Nexus devices enter carrier testing, rollout imminent
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo versus Android Nougat: A visual comparison
Android Oreo is now official, rolling to eligible devices as we speak. Tons of neat new features are making an appearance on deck, with the most important and actually useful ones being under-the-hood improvements - as is tradition! We've neatly summarized most of these for you right here, but there's much more to the upcoming Android Oreo release than under-the-hood features alone.
August 22, 2017
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Android Oreo versus iOS 11: What's different and what's the same?
Google just announced Android Oreo and it packs a handful of new features. Some are at the system level and speed up the system and extend the battery life, while others are features that will change the way users interact with their phone.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast
The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel phones and the Nexus 5X and 6P, and should roll out "soon," according to Google.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast
The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel phones and the Nexus 5X and 6P, and should roll out "soon," according to Google. The Pixel C and Nexus Player will also be compatible with the update. Select phones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, Essential, HTC, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Kyocera and Sharp will either launch with or update to Oreo through the end of 2017.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo will make you love notifications again
Android Oreo brings some great new features to one of the most important parts of the OS: the notification shade.
August 21, 2017
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Android Oreo's mascot is a woman
But you'd have no idea unless you read the marketing material behind the superhero cookie.
August 23, 2017
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Android Oreo's picture-in-picture feature now usable in Google Maps
The latest version of Google Maps makes Oreo's PiP actually usable and adds other news features.
August 28, 2017
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Android Oreo: You'll Want It, Even If You Can't Get It
Google's annual android launch counts among both the most exciting and most teasing announcements the company makes. Every new version of Android is better, faster, more secure, and comes with new interesting features that billions of Android users would certainly love.
August 21, 2017
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Android Pay now lets you pay with a PayPal account
The latest software update adds PayPal integration so that you can tap and swipe with your account as if it were cold, hard cash.
May 24, 2017
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Android Pay is finally available in Canada, several banks are on board
Well, it's about darn time.
May 31, 2017
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Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know
Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.
August 7, 2017
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Android Studio Tutorial: An Introduction
Android is one of the most popular mobile device platforms. the Android platform allows developers to write managed code using Java (http://www.developer.com/java) to manage and control the Android device. Android Studio is a popular IDE developed by Google for developing applications that are targeted at the Android platform. Note that Android Studio has replaced Eclipse as the IDE of choice for developing Android applications. this article presents a discussion on how to get started using the Android Studio for developing Android applications.
December 20, 2016
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Android Things Console developer preview is available for those who like to tinker
Doing its part to make Android Things into a thing, Google gives its developers a dedicated control console.
June 28, 2017
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Android usage: 7.1 Nougat is on 0.9% of devices after 8 months, as Marshmallow rises again
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on July 6, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
July 7, 2017
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Android usage: the latest version of Nougat is finally on over 1% of Google Play devices
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on August 7, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
August 8, 2017
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Android versus BlackBerry Round 2: The battle of car operating systems
BlackBerry has a pretty decent market share. When was the last time you heard that sentence? If you're talking about smartphone competition, it's been a while. In the world of in-vehicle operating systems, however, a new story is beginning to unfold.
May 22, 2017
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Android-x86 Project - Run Android on your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". the original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community.
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Android-ocalypse postponed: Jide withdraws Remix OS from consumer frontline
The All Grown-up Android gets sent back to school
July 18, 2017
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Android's native Clock app to get some timely changes to its look in Android O
Android O is already on the third Developer Preview, and one of the native apps that is getting some work done on it is the Clock app. Let's start with the icon. Gone is the image of a clock with a purple background divided into three separate sections by the hour, minute and second hands. Instead, the clock will have a more vibrant blue color, and the dark shadowing from 2 to 6 has been eliminated. The second hand is now red, and the whole look is brighter and cleaner, especially with the shadowing removed from the clock's hands.
June 12, 2017
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Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's 'humiliating' customer data leak
After requiring customers who ordered the Essential phone to provide their driver's license information over email to verify their shipping address, CEO Andy Rubin today apologized for the incident in a blog post, calling it "humiliating" and that he is "personally responsible for this error."
August 31, 2017
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Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's privacy gaffe
You might remember our previous report about a possible phishing scam that Essential might have fallen victim a few days ago. Some customers who pre-order the Essential Phone received an email that asked for sensitive information like pictures of an ID and address.
August 31, 2017
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Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home
Andy Rubin is an excellent sharer. The longtime inventor, founder of Android, and current CEO of two companies--tech incubator Playground and gadget maker Essential--believes strongly that the best way to invent the future is to do it together.
June 7, 2017
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Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan
You didn't think Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn't yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.
July 17, 2017
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone is in full mass production and has pictures to prove it
Android's co-founder Andy Rubin proved numerous times that his Essential Phone exists and that it will eventually start selling in the United States. Initially slated for a June market release, the Essential Phone was delayed for almost two months now.
August 9, 2017
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Andy Rubin wants to disrupt the Apple-Samsung 'duopoly'
The father of Android hopes to use his new startup Essential to inject some new innovation into phones.
June 8, 2017
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Andy Rubin's $699 Essential Phone is finally here and it's weird
The Essential boasts a 360-degree camera and a nearly bezel-less screen, and supports modular accessories--but a headphone dongle is required.
May 30, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential has reportedly raised $300 million
Hype hasn't been an issue for Andy Rubin's new hardware startup, Essential. Speculation has been circling the Android founder's next move since he unceremoniously parted ways with Google.
June 8, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential is looking into smart glasses with built-in camera
New patent filing shows a Google Glass successor
June 1, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential is staying quiet on the Essential Phone delay
Essentially silent
July 10, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential phone announces carrier availability and it's... Sprint
Andy Rubin's smartphone startup signs a deal with the smallest of the big four carriers.
June 12, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping
Andy Rubin made his bones in the mobile industry by co-founding Danger (maker of the Sidekick) and Android, which was acquired by Google and turned into the largest mobile platform on Earth. It's an impressive pedigree, so everyone was interested when Rubin announced his new hardware startup was going to make an Android phone.
August 28, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will finally be shipping next week
The Essential Phone is finally ready to go out to customers.
August 16, 2017
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Andy Rubin's new Essential Phone has a nearly bezel-less display and modular accessories
After months of rumors and teases, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has announced the Essential Phone. In fact, Rubin called out the very OS that he created, saying the following:
May 30, 2017
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Andy Rubin, Founder of Android, Reveals Stunning 'Essential Phone'
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled his first phone -- and it's set to make a real impact at the very top of the industry.
May 30, 2017
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Angry Birds developer Rovio seeks to raise $400 million in IPO that values the firm at $2 billion?
The Angry Birds are reportedly getting ready to invade Wall Street. The company that developed the Angry Bird games and owns the rights to the characters, Rovio, is believed to be filing for an Initial Public Offering that could launch as soon as next month. Speculation has Rovio raising $400 million from the IPO, which would value the game developer at a total of $2 billion. Those in the know suggest that these are not final figures. However, at a $2 billion valuation, Rovio board director Kaj Hed's 69% stake in the company would be valued at more than $1 billion.
August 14, 2017
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Another Pixel 2 leak shows the device's huge front bezels
As we get closer to the official announcement of Google's new Pixel phones, the leaks are starting to pick up. The new phones will be 'showcase' devices for Android O, the latest version of the company's operating system, and will succeed last year's Pixel and Pixel XL, which launched with Android 7.1 Nougat onboard.
August 7, 2017
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Another Pixel 2 leak shows the phone's large front bezels
You can tell we're closing in on the announcement of a new Pixel by just how much the leaks have picked up in recent weeks. First, we got a render of a redesigned Pixel XL; last week, we got a first look at the smaller Pixel; and today, we're getting yet another glimpse at an early model of the smaller smartphone.
August 7, 2017
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Another upcoming dual-camera phone from Samsung leaks, a Galaxy J7 model
Samsung is jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon big time, it seems. We've been hearing that it is working on its own proprietary dual camera system for a while now, and it even invested big bucks in the Israeli startup Core Photonics that deals exclusively in multiple lens setups for smartphones, but so far it hadn't released even a single handset with more than one camera sensor on the back.
July 14, 2017
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AOL/Verizon launch their new Alto email client for Android and iOS
This morning, AOL/Verizon launched a new email client for iOS and Android called Alto Mail. The app allows you to see email from all of your accounts in one place. For example, email you receive on your AOL, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Office365, iCloud and Exchange accounts will be easily found on Alto Mail. Alto will divide your mail automatically into different categories; this allows you to scroll through lists of attachments and images, and you can easily find messages that came from people on your contacts list.
May 25, 2017
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App shortcuts not enough? Make your wallpaper shine through with Super Shortcuts
App shortcuts were introduced in Android Nougat as a way to have a quick access to the most used functions of an app directly from its icon on the homescreen by long-pressing it. It is a nifty idea that circumvents the requirement to have a pressure-sensitive display, and arguably does a similar job.
July 6, 2017
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App Store listing suggests iOS 11 will finally let users access the file system
Apple's WWDC 2017 is just a few hours from now, and the company is, presumably, doing some last-minute preparations for what we expect to be several big announcements. As evidence, we present the short-lived (for now) listing of an Apple-made iOS app called "Files".
June 5, 2017
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App Store review responses: Everything you need to know!
Apple is changing how App Store reviews work. Here's what you need to know!
July 18, 2017
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App Tour: Clip Layer for Android from Microsoft Garage
Clip Layer is another Microsoft Garage experiment that was developed to fill a gap in the Android mobile operating system.
December 19, 2016
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App uses smartphone compass to stop voice hacking
Study describes how app, soon to be available, will help thwart growing cybersecurity threat
June 5, 2017
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Apple accused of 'anti-consumer' behaviour by Indian regulator
India has a Do Not Disturb app to control cold calls and spam, but Apple won't put it in iOS. That's upset the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
August 8, 2017
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Apple and Accenture partner to boost iPhone, iPad use at work
Accenture's partnership with Apple aims to help its clients make better use of iOS mobile devices for business uses, including connecting new apps to legacy back-end systems.
August 29, 2017
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Apple and Accenture partner to create better business solutions with iOS
Apple iOS experts will join Accenture Digital Studios teams to help create new and better iOS solutions for enterprise.
August 29, 2017
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Apple and Google block hundreds of financial trading apps as seniors lose their life savings
Financial trading apps are cool - you have your stock or options portfolio right underneath your thumb wherever you go, and can react within seconds with a buy or sell order. Unless you are a senior, lulled into binary options trading by apps called Tradorax or Binary Uno, and lose your entire life savings in the process.
August 1, 2017
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Apple and Nokia are fighting about patents again
A tale almost as old as the smartphone
December 21, 2016
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Apple anniversary iPhone may sport curved glass, report says
What's in store from Apple this September? An iPhone spectacular, apparently.
April 18, 2017
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Apple announces $1.3 billion data center coming to Waukee, Iowa
Apple has announced that it will be building a brand new, $1.3 billion data center in Iowa. The 400,000-square-foot facility will be located in Waukee, Iowa, and will run completely on renewable energy.
August 23, 2017
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Apple answers iPhone storage woes with smaller photos, videos
HEVC and HEIF compression mean more space on your iPhone's drive.
June 5, 2017
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Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because
In a new campaign, Cupertino claims it takes nothing to come over to its side. It also says there are many reasons to do it, like your music sounding better.
May 22, 2017
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Apple barely tops iPhone sales forecast for fiscal Q3; shares hit record high after hours
Apple this afternoon, reported sales of 41.03 million units of the Apple iPhone for the company's fiscal third quarter. That narrowly beat Wall Street expectations of 40.7 million handsets forecast to be sold during the period. Year-over-year, the sale of iPhone units rose 2% for the fiscal third quarter, 3% if comparing revenue. On a sequential basis, 19% fewer iPhone units were sold during the fiscal third quarter compared to the fiscal second quarter. On a revenue basis, sequential sales declined 25%.
August 1, 2017
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Apple beats Samsung to top holiday phone activations
Consumers activated twice as many iPhones during the holidays as rival Samsung, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry.
December 27, 2016
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Apple Bets The Future Of Augmented Reality Will Be On Your Phone
The AR revolution will come not with a bang but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple's new augmented-reality platform.
August 7, 2017
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Apple can start 5G trials
Apple is getting a jump start on testing 5G mobile networks following a new ruling in the USA.
July 31, 2017
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Apple can't end lawsuit over "breaking" FaceTime on iPhone 4, judge rules
"FaceTime is a 'feature' of the iPhone and thus a component of the iPhone's cost."
July 31, 2017
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Apple changed the Maps icon to show its new spaceship campus
Apple has been making all sorts of tiny changes to its app icons in the iOS 11 beta. And today, it made two of the most interesting changes yet: one to Maps, and one to the App Store.
August 14, 2017
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Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality
ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions.
August 16, 2017
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Apple cuts prices for 32GB, 128GB iPod touch models
In addition to removing the iPod nano and shuffle from sale, Apple has also made some adjustments to the iPod touch, though that device remains very much for sale. Apple has removed the 16GB and 64GB models of the iPod touch, leaving on the 32GB and 128GB models for sale. However, both models have also seen a price drop, with the 32GB model dropping $50 to $199, while the 128GB version drops from $399 to $299.
July 27, 2017
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Apple deciding whether to invest in LG's OLED production?
Just the other day, we told you that Samsung was committing billions of dollars to build factories that would churn out OLED displays for future iPhone models. But Apple being Apple, the tech titan wants to find another source of OLED panels just in case Samsung's production gets cut off for one reason or another.
July 3, 2017
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Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC
On the heels of setting the date for its big fall iPhone event, Apple is coming out swinging for net neutrality. In a letter to the FCC, Apple's U.S. Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan advocates for the open internet, cautioning against practices that would allow providers to favor some forms of traffic while throttling the speed of others.
August 31, 2017
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Apple dives into augmented reality with new developer kit
The iPhone maker finally enters the AR fray, alongside rivals like Facebook and Google, with ARKit.
June 5, 2017
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Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases
Never settle for a broken screen again
March 17, 2017
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Apple facing OLED panel supply issues, could result in lower shipments of next iPhone
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of rumors about the next iPhone. There have been changes to the external looks like its display, and more importantly the location of its Touch ID sensor.
June 27, 2017
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Apple Fights Bill That Could Make Fixing iPhone Easier, Cheaper
When iPhones first came on the market, customers could only get their devices fixed at an actual Apple store. Now that the phones have become ubiquitous, phone repair store have popped up on nearly every block and in every mall, providing owners with a plethora of options and prices when it comes to seeking repairs for their devices.
May 22, 2017
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Apple forced Imagination Technologies to change course, but it still returned to being profitable
Imagination Technologies, the company that used to produce GPUs for Apple products, suffered quite a blow when the Cupertino company decided to manufacture its own graphics chips. The two companies ended up in a David-and-Goliath type of battle, in which Imagination claims that Apple can't make GPUs without infringing on its patents, while Apple says it can.
July 4, 2017
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Apple gets philosophical in its new video about Liam, the iPhone-disassembling robot
Apple has created a new entry in its series of animated environmental videos, this one focusing on L.I.A.M. (Liberate iPhone Auto-disassembly Machine), the custom robot that Apple created to perfectly disassemble iPhones. The video talks about not only how L.I.A.M. takes iPhones apart, but what Apple does with the parts once they have them.
May 25, 2017
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Apple gets rid of iPod nano and shuffle, updates iPod touch
Apple has dropped the number of iPods it sells to just one, the Apple iPod touch. Today, the company removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website. This has been confirmed by a statement from Apple, and the company has already made the appropriate changes on its website.
July 27, 2017
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Apple gets the Rock to sell Siri -- and it totally works
With increasing competition in the intelligent assistant space from the likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and now Samsung, Apple has to not only relentlessly improve Siri but find new ways to get people to engage -- or re-engage -- with the service.
July 24, 2017
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Apple given favorable treatment on tax? No way, insists Ireland
European Commission accused of "selectively" targeting Apple–according to Apple.
December 19, 2016
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Apple grabs a whopping 83% of global mobile profits for Q1 2017, Samsung in second place with 13%
When it comes to making money on the smartphone market, Apple is second to none. A new report from research firm Strategy Analytics indicates that Cupertino has accounted for 83.4% of the combined operating profits of the global smartphone market for Q1 2017, a 3.6% increase compared to the same period for last year. This translates to financial gains of about $10.1 billion.
June 5, 2017
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Apple has 'fundamentally changed', according to former creative director
To many people around the world, innovation and gadget-induced adrenaline have plateaued in the last few years, as new smartphone models seem to offer little exciting new stuff that their predecessors didn't have. Nowadays, silicon inside handsets is relatively standard for most brands, and customers' purchases are largely based on a phone's image, looks and feel, rather than on a new piece of tech it rocks.
July 18, 2017
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Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone
Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn't your average corporate account as the company doesn't want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone.
August 7, 2017
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Apple has fixed Siri's robotic voice to a human-like one, and you can hear the difference
Apple has fixed the way Siri speaks in a huge way since its release: from the robotic voice that we used to hear when the smart digital assistant was introduced to a much more pleasant, human-like voice in iOS 11.
August 23, 2017
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Apple has paid out $70 billion to developers since the launch of the App Store
July 10th, 2008 was a very important date in smartphone history. On that date, Apple launched the App Store and things were never the same. Currently, the App Store is available in 155 different countries. Speaking of the App Store, Apple announced today that since day one, it has paid out more than $70 billion to app developers whom receive 70% of the revenue received generated by their paid apps. Apple keeps the remaining 30%.
June 1, 2017
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Apple has permission to test 5G internet for future iPhones
Apple has officially been granted FCC approval for an experimental license to test 5G data technology specifically in the short-range millimeter wave spectrum in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands, as reported by DSLReports. The FCC portioned off those chunks of spectrum last summer for companies to begin testing 5G technology, so it makes sense that Apple would want to start exploring 5G, especially given that it's a major player in the world of mobile data due to the sheer weight of the iPhone in the market.
July 27, 2017
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Apple has tried making a titanium iPhone, but failed; Essential made one, but it is "not for everybody"
The Essential Phone has just gone official, and it's a lush concoction: it ditches the common aluminum in favor of a more premium, titanium frame, it swaps the glass back for ceramic, and it is packed with the most powerful hardware out there and a novel magnetic modular system. And it's not yet ready. You can reserve the phone for $700, but there is no release date just yet.
May 30, 2017
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Apple highlights Canada's favorite apps and games to celebrate the country's 150th birthday
In the run-up to Canada Day next week, Apple has created a special section of its iOS App Store in Canada specifically for Canada's 150th birthday. The Canada 150 section highlights apps developed both by Canadians and in Canada, as well as those apps from other parts of the world that are popular within the country.
June 23, 2017
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Apple hits iPhone 8 'panic mode'? Get real
The usual pre-announcement 'delay' FUD begins all over again
July 12, 2017
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Apple insists Beats headphone explosion is not their fault, victim won't be compensated
In February of this year a woman on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne suffered from burns to her face and ears after her Beats headphones exploded as she wore them while nodding off to sleep.
May 22, 2017
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Apple introduces Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11
There are lots of new features in iOS 11 that will make the operating system more usable on iPhones and iPads. Apple has not previewed all of them at WWDC 2017 though, with one of the lesser-known additions being Wi-Fi sharing.
June 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus are the most shipped smartphones during Q2 2017
According to fresh data from Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017 followed by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Apple shipped 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 from April through June, and 15.1 million of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus during the same time period. The two handsets had 4.7% and 4.2% of the global smartphone market respectively.
August 16, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions leak may be bad news for current case owners
It is understandable that the vast majority of leaks and rumors so far have been focused on the shiny new iPhone 8 concept, but some news are slowly starting to trickle down about the eventual iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, too. Apple should be unveiling three handsets - one unorthodox iPhone 8 to hint at where the phone maker is going, and two more legacy-oriented upgrades that are meant to satisfy those used to the current hardware paradigm.
August 29, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, iPhone 8 rumor round-up: design, specs, features, price, release date
In 2017, we are expecting Apple to announce its next batch of iPhones. If logic is anything to go by, and it usually is, these will most probably be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Even if that's not what Apple ends up calling these, it's certain that the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones are going to get succeeded by excellent devices.
June 14, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 dimensions leak along with new renders
According to the latest leak about the tenth-anniversary edition Apple iPhone, the model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8 will feature dimensions of 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm. To put these numbers in perspective, the Apple iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.
May 30, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 dummy appears in shiny black, copper and pearl colors?
The tenth anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone is drawing nearer and nearer. The phone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X or Apple iPhone Pro, is easily one of the most eagerly awaited handsets in the industry. Thanks to the large number of leaks, we think that we have a good idea of what to expect of the "edge-to-edge" display on the upcoming premium version of the iPhone.
August 4, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: size comparison
It's about time: in three weeks Samsung will unveil its brand new Galaxy Note 8, in four weeks we expect to see the LG V30, and in a bit more than a month Apple will take the wraps off its premium new iPhone 8.
August 3, 2017
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Apple is building a data center in China to meet new government requirements
Last month, China drew some inspiration from Russia and passed a new law, requiring that foreign companies must store their data, related to Chinese operations, in the country itself. A lot of firms opposed the law, but it seems that Apple is not among them.
July 12, 2017
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Apple is looking to lower music labels' revenue cut for Apple Music
According to Bloomberg, that cited anonymous sources, Apple is looking to negotiate lower revenue cuts for music labels on the Apple Music platform. Reportedly, Apple's deals with the music industry end in the end of June, and if the two parties can't agree on new terms, they will automatically be renewed.
June 22, 2017
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Apple Is Said to Prep Watch That Reduces Reliance on IPhone
Apple Inc. is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device's reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said.
August 4, 2017
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Apple is signaling a huge fourth quarter and Wall Street is loving it
Apple set its expectations for the fourth quarter above what Wall Street was looking for today in its earnings report -- just in time for a huge iPhone launch coming up soon.
August 1, 2017
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Apple Maps now lets you browse the new Apple Park campus in all its 3D glory
You've gotta check out these detailed 3D renderings of the new Apple Park campus that the company just added to Apple Maps!
May 29, 2017
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Apple Maps transit directions: Which cities have them?
Transit directions have come to Apple Maps, but have they come to you?
August 28, 2017
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Apple may have given us a sneak peek at the iPhone 8's virtual home button design
We all know the iPhone 8 is coming this Fall, and we all know it's going to have some sort of futuristic all-screen front design, but what we still don't know is exactly how Apple is going to solve the Home button problem: that is, how it's going to look, how it's going to work -- all of that remains a mystery for now.
June 5, 2017
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Apple may switch to OLED iPhones in 2018 -- a year earlier than predicted
Do you remember how we told you this March that Apple might switch to using OLED screens in all iPhones it produces, by 2019? Well, we've received some news from Nikkei today that suggests we could see an OLED-only iPhone lineup, as early as the second half of 2018.
July 6, 2017
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Apple may take OLED panel production in own hands to reduce reliance on Samsung
Although Samsung has been widely suggested to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone 8, Apple is actively working toward reducing its reliance on supply from the Korea-based tech giant.
July 24, 2017
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Apple might reach trillion dollar market cap within a year, says analyst
Apple is gearing towards the release of its next batch of iPhones, but this particular one is special, not in small part due to the presence of the iPhone 8 - potentially dubbed iPhone Edition. The Cupertino giant got close to a $720B market cap value earlier this year, and according to a Wall Street analyst, the firm could reach or indeed break through the $1 trillion market cap value in the next 12 months.
July 7, 2017
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Apple Music starts charging for its three-month trial in select markets
Apple has made a change to Apple Music's pricing in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland. Those trying to sign up for the three-month trial on iOS or Android in those countries will be charged .99 cents in Australia, .99 € in Spain and .99 Fr. in Switzerland.
May 22, 2017
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Apple News hired its first ever Editor-in-Chief
Apple News is the default news aggregation app on iOS since the launch of iOS 9 in the summer of 2015. And currently, that's all it is. It doesn't generate its own original content, but relies on its partners, such as the CNN, Huffington Post, The New York Times and BuzzFeed, to provide stories for its users.
May 26, 2017
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Apple News to bring New York Magazine's Lauren Kern on board as first editor-in-chief
Apple has reportedly named the first editor-in-chief for Apple News. Lauren Kern, Executive Editor for New York Magazine, has apparently been selected for the role.
May 25, 2017
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Apple now accepting WeChat Pay for App Store purchases in China
Apple customers in China now have a new option for making payments in the App Store: WeChat Pay. People will be able to use the popular service not only for purchases in the App Store but for their Apple Music subscriptions as well.
August 29, 2017
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Apple offers details on the progress of Siri's voice and more
Apple's Siri team has published a trio of posts on Apple's Machine Learning Journal. The posts detail how the team improves Siri, covering topics like introducing new Siri languages, how Siri displays data like times, dates, and addresses, and the evolution of Siri's voice.
August 23, 2017
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Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to escape fight over old patents
It's on the hook for more payments down the line, too
July 28, 2017
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Apple patents under-screen fingerprint recognition tech that uses acoustic imaging
Apple's next next iPhone (let's tentatively call it the iPhone 9) could have a fingerprint scanner built under the display glass and it could use acoustic imaging to read your fingers. At least that is what Apple's latest patent with the US patent office reads, and the technology could well be on its way for future iPhones.
August 29, 2017
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Apple Pay headed to Denmark, Finland, and more later this year
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August 1, 2017
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Apple Pay now supports higher value transactions at most UK contactless tills
If the UK's £30 contactless payment limit was holding back greater adoption of Apple's biometric contactless payment tech, Apple Pay, the company should expect to see uplift in usage as it believes that a majority of UK contactless POS now supports limitless transactions.
May 22, 2017
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Apple planning a second all-green" data center in Denmark
According to a statement from Apple today, the tech giant is on course of developing a new data center in Denmark that should begin operations in the second quarter of 2019. The project is still in early stages, currently under judicial review, but should it go through, it would be Apple's second data center in the country. What is more, Apple will stick to its profile as one of the 'greenest' companies on the planet, and, like its all other such facilities, this data center will be wholly powered by renewable energy.
July 10, 2017
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Apple Putting Screen-Replacing Robots In Some Best Buy Stores
Smartphones are great, sure. But the problem with your modern smartphone is that the outside is made of glass -- and humans are, well, kind of klutzes, by and large. So cracked screens happen. A lot. Now, Apple is making it easier for iPhone owners to get their screens properly repaired -- but it's also a tactic to help the company avoid laws requiring them to let you fix your own phone.
June 7, 2017
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Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone's 10th Anniversary
Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
April 18, 2017
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Apple receives permission to start testing 5G wireless broadband
The number of companies to start planning for the upcoming transitioning to 5G wireless standards and conducting tests on the new technology is growing by the day. A recent report has announced that Apple is the latest of companies to receive a license from the FCC to test 5G services in the 28 GHz to 39 GHz spectrums.
July 28, 2017
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Apple releases new iPhone ad focused on the 'Memories' feature
Apple first introduced the "Memories" tab in iOS 10. This feature automatically scans your photo library and creates smart albums depending on the date, location and content of the photos on your device. For instance, iOS is going to put together an album about your last vacation in Moscow, or an album of your kids growing up.
June 19, 2017
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Apple releases new tutorial videos on iPhone 7's photo features
In the last few months, Apple unfolded a massive ad campaign of the picture shooting, storing and organizing capabilities of its products, and even started video tutorials on this topic. Which, let's face it, do nothing but make you itch to spend on that dual-lens camera in the 7 Plus, or cause you to consider getting an iOS-enabled device that supports the fancy photo features.
June 22, 2017
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Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
The iPhone-maker has called images of the meme, a symbol for the alt-right, examples of "objectionable content."
June 9, 2017
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Apple reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip for the iPhone
It might be called the Apple Neural Engine
May 26, 2017
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Apple reportedly looking to price its next iPhone at $999
Staying on the cutting edge has always been pricey, but it's starting to get a little wild.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone
Apple's redesigned iPhone is going to be an expensive one. According to The New York Times, the nearly bezel-free iPhone we've been hearing about for the last several months will sell for "around $999," about $350 more than the standard iPhone does today.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reportedly plans to perform 5G internet tests in Cupertino
Testing millimeter wave technology for the iPhone
May 23, 2017
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Apple Reportedly Targeting $1,000 for the Anniversary iPhone
For almost a year we've heard rumors that Apple would launch multiple iPhones this year. The 10th anniversary of the original iPhone's debut is almost upon us, and the company is supposedly prepping a top-end device to showcase new and emerging technologies. This new technology, however, comes at a price -- reports are that the upcoming Anniversary iPhone (iPhone 8? iPhone X?) will cost a cool $999.
August 23, 2017
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Apple reports $45.4 billion in revenue, up 7 percent from last year
Apple today reported its earnings for the company's third fiscal quarter of 2017, showing $45.408 billion in revenue, a 7% increase from last year's $42.358 billion in the same quarter.
August 1, 2017
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Apple Revamps IPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features
Apple Inc. took the wraps off new iOS 11, the operating system that will power the next iPhone as well as current and some past iPhone models, previewing new augmented reality features and a redesigned App Store at the company's annual developers conference.
June 6, 2017
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Apple rumored to work on 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual-cam
According to the Japanese blog Mac Okatara, Apple might introduce a new smartphone model in 2017 with a 5" display to slot in between the existing 4.7" and 5.5" variants. the report, which originates from a Taiwanese supplier, also says the new mid-size iPhone would use an iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera, albeit with a vertical lens alignment rather than a horizontal one.
December 27, 2016
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Apple said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone
According to freshly-minted rumors posted by Bloomberg, Apple is looking to do away with the iPhone's tried-and-true fingerprint reader altogether, in favor of face-unlocking technology. The move would mark a major shift away from Touch ID, a mainstay in Apple phones since the introduction of the 5S, back in late-2013.
July 4, 2017
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Apple said to pay Nokia $2 billion for use of its wireless patents
When probed to clarify if this is part of the eventual settlement with Apple over wireless patents that has been dragging on for a while, the Nokia people confirmed, and urged to join the quarterly release press conference today for more details.
July 28, 2017
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Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next IPhone
Apple Inc. is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint.
July 5, 2017
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Apple says graphics partner is lying about when they broke up
Apple says that Imagination Technologies, a chip designer that's currently blaming Apple for its collapse, is essentially lying about how long the company was aware that Apple's business plans would leave it behind.
July 7, 2017
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Apple says iOS app developers earned $20 billion last year
Downloads are also up at the App Store, growing 70 percent in the past 12 months, according to the iPhone maker.
June 1, 2017
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Apple seeks an "Event Maven" for Siri
Apple is looking for someone to be a personal assistant to virtual personal assistant Siri. In a job listing posted online, Apple says that it wants to hire an "Event Maven" who will work with the Engineering and Design teams to keep Siri informed about things that she might not know about. This requires staying up to date on pop culture. To be Siri's assistant, you must have a four-year degree or equivalent work experience.
June 27, 2017
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Apple seemingly confirms iPhone 8 design, face unlock feature
We've seen the iPhone 8 design "confirmed" over and over again in recent weeks, but thus far all the information has been coming from outside sources. Well, what we have on our hands now is different, as it may very well be the biggest iPhone 8 leak thus far... and it's coming straight from Apple itself!
July 31, 2017
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Apple ships the first batch of its India-assembled iPhone SE handsets to retailers
As was anticipated by earlier reports, Apple has started rolling out the very first batch of its 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE units to select retailers in Bengaluru, The Times of India reported.
June 23, 2017
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Apple signals it's willing to let next-gen web apps compete with iOS apps
Service Workers land in WebKit, clearing way for better in-browser applications
August 4, 2017
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Apple slashes top-tier iCloud storage price in half
The last time when Apple revised its iCloud storage offerings was a week before the iPhone 7 launch event last September, when a new 2TB tier was introduced. Now, right after WWDC 2017, Cupertino cut the price of this option in half -- from $19.99 to $9.99 per month. Another change that was quietly made: the company has removed the 10-dollar 1TB storage tier.
June 7, 2017
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Apple strikes another blow at Qualcomm in court, claiming its business model is invalid
Apple and Qualcomm have been at each other's throats for a while now. It all started in January, when the iPhone manufacturer sued Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in royalties that were owed to the Cupertino company.
June 19, 2017
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Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls
Nokia is trying to 'compensate for its own failing cell phone business'
December 21, 2016
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Apple supplier Foxconn said to be mulling Wisconsin plant
Taiwanese firm that assembles iPhones is reportedly considering opening a facility that could employ thousands of Wisconsin residents.
June 14, 2017
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Apple suppliers accused of selling iPhone user data in China
Chinese authorities busted 20 workers for selling $7.36 million worth of data from Apple's internal servers.
June 8, 2017
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Apple taps two Sony executives to lead its video content efforts
Apple is stepping up its original video content efforts, and has brought on a couple of Sony executives to help. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will lead worldwide video programming, reporting to Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
June 16, 2017
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Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"
Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS.
May 22, 2017
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Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says
A Japanese business newspaper predicts the cuts based on analysis of information from the tech giant's suppliers.
December 30, 2016
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Apple to reportedly unveil set-top box that supports 4K streaming, alongside the new iPhone
At $149 ($199 for 64GB of storage), the fourth-generation Apple TV is among the pricier options when it comes to set-top boxes. For example, Amazon's Fire TV costs $99.99, and Google's Chromecast Ultra costs $69. There's one big difference though: these two cheaper options support streaming in 4K, and the Apple TV does not. In fact, Apple's streaming solution is the last among major competitors that doesn't support the resolution.
August 23, 2017
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Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines
One of the concerns people expressed way back when the first iPhone launched was, "Aren't glass phones going to break?" Well, yeah they are. In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.
June 8, 2017
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Apple to roll out iPhone screen fixing Horizon Machines to hundreds of third-party repair centers
One of the weak points of the iPhone -- like just about any other smartphone -- is the screen. All it takes is a fall onto a hard surface and you could find yourself in shatter city. Getting a replacement screen is simple enough, but if you head off to an Apple store you could find that you're in for a bit of a wait.
June 7, 2017
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Apple turns to Samsung for 3D NAND chips for the iPhone 8, as NAND suppliers fail to meet up to 30% of demand
Apple is projected to ship between 50 and 60 million iPhone 8 devices by the end of this year, with a total count of iPhone shipments estimated at 224.7 million. Apart from the so-very-much anticipated anniversary Apple phone, dubbed the iPhone 8, Cupertino is also most probably cooking iPhone 7s variants, planning to unveil them all this autumn. 'Elves' along Apple's supply chain are surely hard at work, building a mind-numbing amount of slick iPhones, out of the finest particles available.
July 6, 2017
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Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage
Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger -- and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses.
June 9, 2017
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Apple versus Microsoft Windows -- lessons both failed to learn from each other
Often, it's execution, not concept. That's the problem...
August 25, 2017
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Apple will likely expand NFC features beyond Apple Pay with iOS 11
Tap-to-pair for Bluetooth speakers would be really neat
June 6, 2017
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Apple will share its secret iPhone screen-repair machines
Four hundred authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries are reportedly slated to get Apple's proprietary Horizon Machines.
June 7, 2017
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Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone
For the past few years, Qualcomm has been the undisputed king of premium smartphone SoCs. While not every company uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful. Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.
June 23, 2017
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Apple's ambitious plans for the next iPhone have it tinkering with designs down to the wire
Over the past few years, the surge of Apple-related leaks and rumors has continued to grow, seemingly arriving much sooner than the year prior, while giving us a better sneak peek at what might arrive during its biannual events. While the flow of information usually seems to follow some kind of trend, this year has been quite different, with the iPhone still being a bit of a mystery.
July 12, 2017
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Apple's Android upgrade jabs don't tell the whole story
A friendly reminder about Apple's annual Android put-down -- and why you may want to take those pretty pie charts with a hefty grain of salt.
June 6, 2017
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Apple's ARKit could change the way we order food, make restaurant menus a thing of the past
Fancy ordering a special dish in a restaurant? Don't worry asking waiters about the menu, just open your phone and see all the dishes in realistic, extremely detailed 3D view on the plate right in front of you.
August 29, 2017
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Apple's bulletproof Wall Street growth story came to a halt this year
This year was an interesting one for Apple – but not necessarily in a good way. iPhones aren't selling the way they used to, the Apple watch isn't a big hit and Alphabet is emerging as a bigger and formidable competitor. and that has Wall Street asking some serious questions about Apple's future.
December 21, 2016
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Apple's Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform
Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple's Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed "Business Chat," which will be able to operate across platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
June 6, 2017
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Apple's future iPhones might be the reason for Samsung's rumored OLED super factory
According to insightful industry insiders, Samsung might be poised to build another OLED factory that will essentially reaffirm it as the global leader in OLED display manufacturing. The factory will be built in South Korea in two stages. The first stage of the construction expected to last anywhere between six months to a year and will kick off OLED display panels production sometime in 2019. The second stage of the construction will further expand the new factory and will finish by 2021. The investment is said to cost Samsung some 16.3 trillin Korean Won.
June 29, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11 unlocks a future for IoT
Apple is opening IoT doors, while Hilton Hotels shows how to use smartphones to unlock them
July 7, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11 will make it harder to log into apps using Facebook or Twitter
Because of new restrictions on social accounts
June 5, 2017
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Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul
As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings.
May 26, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 8 just made this chip foundry chief a billionaire
Apple, in its constant efforts to move away from Samsung as components supplier, has tasked the production of its 2017 edition A11 chipset entirely to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). Its 86-year-old chairman Morris Chang has just become a billionaire in the process. Shares of TSMC have jumped 27% in a year, making his stake in the company valued at a cool $1 billion.
July 13, 2017
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Apple's latest iPhone ad is a masterful and touching work of art
If there is one thing Apple wants you to know about what it is as a company, that would certainly be different.
June 19, 2017
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Apple's new AirPods get teardown treatment, with a 0 repairability score
After much delay, Apple's newest AirPods are finally available to the general public. and as usual, the legendary iFixit team has taken the time to disassemble the wireless headphones, and see how the device fares when it comes to reparability.
December 21, 2016
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Apple's new 'bezel-less' iPhone is expected to be priced "around $999"
Next month, Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhones, following months of leaks and rumors. The company is believed to be lining up three flagship-class handsets for its September 12 launch event - and the top-tier device is likely to come with a high price tag.
August 23, 2017
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Apple's new-but-ancient 32GB iPhone 6 launches in the UK, priced at £399 SIM-free
In March, Apple resurrected its iPhone 6, which it originally launched in September 2014. The relaunched handset went on sale in some Asian markets, featuring identical specs to the original model, with the exception of its storage; while the iPhone 6 was previously sold with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, the 'new' model is only available with 32GB.
May 25, 2017
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Apple's next iPhone shows up once again in new case render
The successor to the iPhone is probably one of the worst kept secrets in 2017 when it comes to smartphones. While an official date for its launch has not been announced, the device has been seen so much over the past few months that it is quite frankly, no longer interesting. But, a new image has made its way online courtesy of Evan Blass, who has had an excellent track record when it comes to showing off devices before their official launch.
August 8, 2017
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Apple's next iPhones won't have the fastest possible LTE speeds
Because of a multi-country legal battle over smartphone modems
June 9, 2017
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Apple's privacy pledge complicates its AI push
It's the simple bargain that made companies like Google and Facebook into giants: in exchange for the convenience of running your life from a smartphone, you hand over gobs of data on your every activity. It zips up into the cloud where algorithms do...well it's hard to be exactly sure, but everyone's at it. Oh, except Apple.
July 14, 2017
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Apple's profound iPhone plans for healthcare
Apple's work on electronic health records has profound consequences
June 15, 2017
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Apple's risky balancing act with the next iPhone
The idea that Apple might make an ultra-high-end phone with a huge price tag has rubbed many people the wrong way.
July 13, 2017
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Apple's services business now the size of a Fortune 100 company
Apple's services business is now the size of a Fortune 100 company. Speaking to investors and press on Apple's Q3 2017 financial results call, Apple noted that the company's services segment grew 22% over the same time in 2016.
August 1, 2017
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Apple's updated Android 'Switch' campaign explains why people move to iPhone
A new website and series of videos highlight several reasons to give up your Android phone and switch to iPhone.
May 23, 2017
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Apple's VR Dev Kit eGPU enclosure: The Ultimate Guide
Need help setting up and connecting a separate display on your VR eGPU Dev Kit? Our VR Dev Kit eGPU ultimate guide can help with all that and more!
August 18, 2017
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Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking
In a legal brief filed last night, a group of several high-profile technology companies asked the Supreme Court to consider the privacy implications of warrantless law enforcement access to cellphone location data.
August 15, 2017
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AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!
Apple is doing cool things with Augmented Reality. Here's why you should care.
June 6, 2017
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Arcade gaming classic Crazy Taxi goes free-to-play on iOS and Android
Our youngest readers may not be familiar with Crazy Taxi, but many of us who are a bit older have fond memories of enjoying the chaos and mayhem of the old-school arcade game. While the arcade version - complete with steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals - was enormously fun when it came out in 1999, the Sega Dreamcast version released in 2000 was a huge hit too, and the game later made its way to other platforms as well.
May 29, 2017
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Arcades are not dead, they just moved to our smartphones
Gaming has evolved quite a bit since the 70s, when the first arcades were introduced. We now have multi-million dollar franchises, nearly lifelike 3D graphics, and huge amounts of games right next to our TVs.
July 12, 2017
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Archos unveils four new Android smartphones for the European market
French Android OEM Archos has just announced the upcoming availability of four new smartphones for the European market: Diamond Gamma, Diamond Alpha, Sense 55S, and Sense 50X.
June 15, 2017
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Are you addicted to RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic?!
Let's talk about RollerCoaster Tycoon.
December 22, 2016
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Are you buying into the hype of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone?
The Essential Phone has plenty going for it, but without wireless charging, water resistance, and a headphone jack, is it something you'd consider?
May 30, 2017
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Are you missing the mechanical home button on the Samsung Galaxy S8?
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are fresh new beasts, with lo-o-ong displays and super slim bezels. The design might be breathtaking, but it has its limitations. Among them, we have the lack of room for a physical home button, which has -- for ages -- been located on every Samsung phone's chin, neighbored by capacitive "Recents' and "Back' buttons.
May 25, 2017
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Are you on CrackBerry? You just threw an iPhone at a brick wall!
Our sister site, CrackBerry, performed a drop test for the BlackBerry KEYone. They also dropped a Galaxy S8 and an iPhone 7 Plus. Ouch ... that hurt.
June 14, 2017
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Are you thinking of switching your carrier?
Change can be good, as long as you've thought things through.
August 17, 2017
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ARM unveils high-performance Cortex A75 and energy-efficient A55 chips
ARM has revealed its latest series of mobile processors, promising its most advanced performance yet.
May 31, 2017
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ARM's Cortex-A75 and A55 cores are ready to power next-gen phones
ARM's latest processors are built for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
May 29, 2017
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ARM's new chips set a new foundation for machine learning on mobile
Mobile chip designer ARM has just officially unveiled its next generation of CPU cores: the ARM Cortex A75 and Cortex A55, two cores that could power the best mobile chips in the near future.
May 29, 2017
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Arrow Launcher gets updated to version 3.5 for beta testers, adding a bunch of new features
Microsoft is continuing to upgrade its Garage project, Arrow Launcher, with new features every month. Just over a month ago, the company introduced version 3.4 with a number of new features, and today, beta testers are getting a taste of version 3.5.
May 31, 2017
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Arrow Launcher update adds the option to sync files, other new features
Earlier this month, Microsoft released a new version of Arrow Launcher that included a brand new option that would allow users to create app shortcuts. The new update pushed today brings more new features and improvements to Arrow Launcher users.
May 31, 2017
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As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices
The arrival of a new Android version isn't nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google's hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off its latest mobile operating system. Among other things, Android O will likely be getting an official release date and alphabetic dessert name, with "Oreo" looking like the top contender.
August 21, 2017
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As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers' side
Robocall rules should apply to ringless voicemail, Senate Democrats tell FCC.
June 14, 2017
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Assassin's Creed Rebellion announced for iOs and Android
Build, equip, and murder.
June 27, 2017
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Asus CEO says its new Google Tango handset, ZenFone AR, will launch in the US in July
At the beginning of this year, Asus unveiled its upcoming ZenFone AR, touting support for both Tango and Daydream and, in turn, becoming the first phone to support Google's augmented and virtual reality projects. At the time, there was no confirmation regarding the pricing of the handset but there were expectations that it would make it to market sometime in summer.
May 30, 2017
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ASUS commits to Android O, less bloat for the Zenfone 3 and 4 series
ASUS has promised Android 8.0 for its 2016 and 2017 phones.
August 17, 2017
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Asus delays the launch of ZenFone 4 smartphones until the end of July
Asus was tipped to unveil the ZenFone 4 series back in May, but it looks like the company missed its own deadline. What's worse is the smartphones won't be announced this month either, as a new report claims the ZenFone 4 series will be revealed in July.
June 9, 2017
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Asus introduces the ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet, a smaller but slightly better version of the ZenPad 3S 10
Asus tablets usually come in pairs, but the ZenPad 3S 10 revealed back in February at Mobile World Congress came alone. Well, the large tablet won't remain unpaired for too long, as Asus quietly introduced the smaller version of the 10-inch slate, the ZenPad 3S 8.0.
May 30, 2017
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Asus is still feeding the Android tablet market with its new ZenPad 3S 8.0
No one seems to want a new tablet, but Asus is going to keep making them anyway. The company just introduced its new ZenPad 3S 8.0 at Computex this week. It follows the ZenPad 3 8.0 tablet that Asus released last year. The new tablet has some slight spec boosts, like more memory and an upgrade to Android Nougat. The company hasn't put out official details on the device, but PhoneRadar got the specs:
May 30, 2017
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Asus just launched 6 (!) new ZenFone 4 phones with dual-cameras
Do you like dual cameras on your phones? If so, Asus has six pieces of good news for you -- in the form of six newly announced ZenFone 4 phones, each equipped with a dual camera.
August 17, 2017
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Asus leaks four new phones on its own website
Asus accidentally pushed new phone listings live on its French website this week, thereby leaking its own products. That's a bummer for the company, but good news for those of us who hate surprises. The leaks include the ZenFone 4, the ZenFone 4 Selfie, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, and the ZenFone 4 Max. I'll break down the specs for each below, along with their listing.
August 11, 2017
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Asus starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL)
Asus is on a roll since earlier this week when the company started to release Android Nougat updates for a couple of its smartphones. Today, another Asus handset is getting the highly-anticipated Nougat update, the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL).
June 29, 2017
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ASUS Tango and Daydream-ready ZenFone AR debuts in India
World's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM lands in India.
July 13, 2017
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ASUS unveils flagship ZenFone 4 series at global launch event
ZenFone 4 Pro leads the pack with dual cameras and Snapdragon 835.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe updated with camera performance improvements, ZenUI tweaks
It's been four months since Asus has kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Today, another update is making its way to the smartphone, but it doesn't bring so many important new features and improvements as Nougat.
July 10, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone 4 Max features dual cameras and a huge battery
If there is one thing that you can expect from a smartphone in the ZenFone Max series it is a seriously large battery. The latest model, the ZenFone 4 Max, is no different, packing a 5,000mAh battery. But it does also have a feature that you might not expect: a dual camera setup.
July 4, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Max is a mid-range phone with 5,000 mAh battery and dual camera
Consider this a surprise: Asus has just unveiled the first smartphone in its ZenFone 4 line, which we were expecting to come out at the end on the month. The device in question, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max, is the successor to last year's ZenFone 3 Max, meaning it's once again equipped with a gargantuan 5,000 mAh battery, but with otherwise mid-range specs.
July 4, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Max: A fairly cheap way to get dual cameras
For a phone with the moniker of Max, the ZenFone 4 Max isn't quite the beast it should be.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro dual-cam comes with 2x zoom and portrait blur
Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is a pioneer in the area of smartphone zoom, and so it does not come as a surprise that its latest flagship model, the ZenFone 4 Pro, comes with a quite impressive looking dual-camera setup that offers 2x zoom capability.
August 17, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Pro poses for pictures, reveals dual cameras with 2x zoom, Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Asus has been having some trouble bringing its ZenFone 4 series to the market: last we heard, the new series (ZenFone 4 Max notwithstanding) was said to be released in August, which is a 4 months delay. Despite that, we haven't actually seen any major leaks of the four yet unannounced devices -- until now.
July 28, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is a new smartphone that costs $210
Asus has already revealed its most important lineup of smartphones in the second half of the year: the ZenFone 4 series. The company's new portfolio contains six new ZenFone 4 devices that will soon be available for purchase in various markets: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max and ZenFone 4 Max Pro.
August 23, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4V could be launched in the US at Verizon
The Asus ZenFone 4 series is now expected to start shipping in August, but we have yet to learn how many models will be unveiled next month. Asus has already introduced the ZenFone 4 Max, but rumor has it there are three or four more ZenFone 4 phones coming in the next few months.
July 13, 2017
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ASUS ZenFone AR comes to Verizon for $650
The first phone with both VR and AR capabilities has debuted on Verizon.
August 3, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Go 2 images and partial specs sheet leaked out
The ZenFone Go is a mid-range smartphone that went on sale about two years ago. Since then, Asus did not plan any sequels to the device, but that might change very soon.
May 24, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Live goes on sale in Europe for €170
The Asus ZenFone Live is an affordable Android smartphone showcased back in February at Mobile World Congress. However, the handset did not make it to market until May when it was officially introduced in India.
May 29, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Max 4 makes a low-key appearance in Russia
In the last year, Asus has released a number of handsets to the market, some of which marked industry firsts, such as the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe which became the world's first Snapdragon 821-powered smartphone. Boasting a 5.7-inch screen, 6GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and a 23MP camera, the Deluxe also came with a hefty price tag of $729.
July 11, 2017
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Asus ZenFone Pegasus 4A dual camera smartphone press images, specs, price leak
A new Asus ZenFone 4-series press image appeared online, alongside a purported spec sheet and price tag. Mind you, we wouldn't say that we are 100% confident in what we are seeing here. In particular, the dual camera module on the back of the handset looks poorly edited. However, the rest of the images hold up and appear convincing, even though the smartphone's design isn't at all exciting or innovative.
June 22, 2017
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Asus ZenUI 4.0 Safeguard app goes live in the Google Play Store
ZenUI, Asus's own skin for Android devices, includes many features and apps that many consider bloatware. One of the apps the goes along with ZenUI 4.0 is called Safeguard and offers users two features: SOS and Report Location.
August 23, 2017
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Asus' ZenFone AR is now available unlocked in the US
Earlier this week, Asus' ZenFone AR became available for preorder through Verizon for $648, but if you don't want to be tied down to a carrier, you can now purchase the smartphone unlocked starting at $599.
August 3, 2017
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Asus's ZenFone 4 series is now official, six new devices announced
It's fair to say that Asus' ZenFone 4 series has had a bit of a rocky launch â€" following months of delays, it debuted semi-officially with a single device limited to Russia, after which we saw mostly radio silence from the company (plus a ton of leaks). But now the entirety of the lineup has finally been made official, and things are a bit wild.
August 17, 2017
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At least two cheap Chinese brands caught with pre-loaded malware on their devices
It feels like we're seeing news about Android malware much more often these days, often in relation to Google's increasingly poor grip on Play Store apps' security. But more often than not that type of malware comes from third parties with no real access to users' devices.
August 1, 2017
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AT&T accidentally confirmed Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active
Just in case the pictures weren't enough
August 3, 2017
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AT&T and Sprint waive calling fees to Barcelona after deadly attack
AT&T and Sprint allow subscribers to call and text Barcelona for free.
August 18, 2017
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AT&T brings 500Mbps home Internet to cities outside its territory
AT&T's G.fast available to apartment buildings in 8 major cities
August 23, 2017
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AT&T confirms the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, forgets to provide launch details
There's no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is real and that it will make its debut in the United States pretty soon. We've been able to learn everything there is to know about the rugged smartphone, but not when it will be launched.
August 2, 2017
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AT&T GoPhone becomes AT&T PREPAID, offers two free months of service
Wireless carriers have become fairly competitive over the past couple of years and the prepaid segment is no exception. AT&T has used the GoPhone moniker for its prepaid product for a couple decades but has today announced that it will change the service's name to AT&T PREPAID.
July 12, 2017
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AT&T greenlit to nix 1.2 million landlines in Illinois as mobile takes over
You know we live in the era of wireless communications when AT&T is lobbying hard to cut off millions of legacy landlines, and getting its way. More than 1.2 million Illinois residents may see their access to the good ol' landline cut off, after the General Assembly of the state overrode the Governor's veto, and allowed AT&T to nix the landlines if it gets an FCC approval to do it.
July 6, 2017
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AT&T is adding a spam filter for phone calls
Today, AT&T introduced a new service for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed AT&T Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed to be sources of fraud, and will either deliver those calls with a warning or block them outright. Users can whitelist specific numbers, although temporary blocks require downloading a separate Call Protect app.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T launches spam filter for smartphones at network level with AT&T Call Protect
On Wednesday, AT&T unveiled a new 'spam filter' for calls on its network for users of the HD Voice service. AT&T Call Protect aims to stop unwanted calls, such as spam or fraud, at network level, without ever reaching the customers' smartphone.
December 22, 2016
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AT&T Launching new Tool to Let some Wireless Customers Block Robocalls some of the Time
Spam robocalls suck and everyone hates them. they are a digitally-generated scourge on modern society, a small yet omnipresent annoyance met with universal derision. So AT&T's wireless customers will likely be happy to see their carrier taking steps today to let customers block the unwanted calls – but there are a couple of big catches.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T now offers new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded
AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company's website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards.
July 4, 2017
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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free
Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T offers ZTE Blade Spark phone with fingerprint reader for $99
These days, decent and reliable phones that will stretch your dollar aren't too hard to find. Case in point is the newest offering from AT&T and ZTE: the Blade Spark.
July 14, 2017
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AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service
Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.
July 12, 2017
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AT&T pushes big new update to Galaxy S8 and S8+, here is what's changed
A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners that purchased their device from AT&T. Coming in at about 490MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQEF, or G955USQU1AQEF for the S8+.
August 22, 2017
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AT&T pushes new update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is one of the many AT&T smartphones that have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Recently, a new update has gone live for Samsung's rugged smartphone, which is supposed to address a couple of issues and add some improvements.
June 30, 2017
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AT&T starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for LG K10
AT&T and LG have teamed up to offer K10 owners the option to update their smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat. The mid-range handset is now eligible for a Nougat upgrade at AT&T, the U.S. carrier confirmed recently.
June 23, 2017
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AT&T unveils network-level robocall blocking, call spam warnings
Call blocking works on iPhones and some Android phones for postpaid customers.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch
AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.
August 29, 2017
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AT&T uses forced arbitration to overcharge customers, senators say
AT&T claims mandatory arbitration is better for customers than lawsuits.
June 8, 2017
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AT&T's LTE-M network travels through floors and walls, but at the cost of speed
US carrier AT&T announced the completion of its LTE-M network, designed for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. This is good news for anyone looking to enjoy smart home functionality, for their appliances and smart devices will now benefit from a carrier-grade data connection, rather than settling for home Wi-Fi.
May 26, 2017
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AT&T's refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is recalled due to counterfeit batteries
Memories of last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls will resurface once you hear the story about the AT&T refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 10,200 units of this refurbished phone had to be voluntarily recalled through the FedEx Supply Chain. These units were shipped to consumers by Federal Express from December 2016 through April of this year to replace units that the carrier's device replacement insurance agreed to replace.
August 17, 2017
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Atari brings gaming classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to Android and iOS
Let's just get one thing out of the way: this isn't the first time that Atari has brought RollerCoaster Tycoon to mobile devices. However, previous attempts haven't been entirely successful, as the company went a bit overboard on the in-app purchases, rather sucking the joy out of the game.
December 22, 2016
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ATO phone hacking 'tutorial' is tame unless you use a Nokia 1100
Supposed evidence of potent cracking powers actually reports well-known public documents
July 12, 2017
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Augmented-reality measuring tape unfurls on your iPhone
No tape measure, no problem. An augmented-reality app built for iOS turns your smartphone into a virtual measuring device.
June 27, 2017
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Augmented reality on the iPhone isn't Apple's endgame, it's a means to an end
Apple CEO Tim Cook's fondness for augmented reality is far from a secret -- he's discussed the subject at length numerous times, calling it things like "a big idea, like the smartphone." And most of this hype talk has been happening only in the past year or so -- so it's no coincidence that the upcoming release of iOS 11 will also mark the company's official entrance into the world of AR.
August 11, 2017
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August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices
A bit later than expected, Google released the factory images and OTA files for the August security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices.
August 7, 2017
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August's Smart Lock with HomeKit & Alexa support is back to its lowest price of the year
Our friends at Thrifter are back with a sweet deal on a HomeKit-compatible smart lock for a great price!
June 15, 2017
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Australians still buy 100,000 feature phones a quarter
Android takes market share crown, but ~5% of buyers don't care for smartphones
August 28, 2017
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Automatically change Android device settings with AUTOSET
AUTOSET is an interesting $2 app which enables altering your Android device settings when you run an app, when an event happens, on a particular schedule, and more. This opens up all kinds of possibilities. Choose a navigation app in AUTOSET's list, for instance, and you could increase the screen brightness and media volume.
June 2, 2017
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Audio distortion on the Google Pixel: what you need to know
The good news is your Pixel isn't broken.
December 21, 2016
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AUKEY 20000mAh 3.4A Dual USB Lightning and Micro AiPower Portable Charger
This power pack is heavier than most, but it packs a wallop. Its probably not something one might carry in a purse or a travel bag, but is great for a permanent spot in a car's glove compartment or stowed-away in checked baggage for use on the other side of a plane ride.
December 19, 2016
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AuroraBound is a psychedelic puzzler for Windows 10 Mobile
AuroraBound is a relaxing, casually-paced puzzle game for Windows 10 Mobile in which you must match puzzle pieces based on colorful patterns.
May 23, 2017
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Back to the iPhone future: Lessons from a decade of Apple influence in medicine
iPhones spurred big changes in learning and practicing medicine--and there may be more.
June 26, 2017
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Bandai Namco reveals Dragon Ball FighterZ's story mode, CollectorZ Edition, and more
Bandai Namco had quite a lot of information to share during gamescom regarding its upcoming fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game's brand new trailer is seen above, where we get to see the first gameplay footage of the recently revealed characters Piccolo and Krillin, as well get introduced to a couple of brand new figures that are joining the roster.
August 22, 2017
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Battle of the budget champions: Moto G5 or Nokia 3?
Despite being nowhere near the top-tier class of phones, a few handsets still stirred emotion and drama this year, as they were flying towards the store shelves and the anxious hands of reviewers. Those are Motorola's budget G and E series phones, and Nokia's new offerings.
August 7, 2017
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Battle of the Snapdragons: Moto Z2 Force Edition vs Galaxy S8+ vs OnePlus 5 vs LG G6 specs comparison
The Moto Z2 Force is official, and of course, this commands a specs comparison with the rest of the flagships out there, namely the profound troopers the Galaxy S8, the OnePlus 5, and the HTC U11 all are.
July 25, 2017
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Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625
Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that's pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon's leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its "powerful things come in big and often cheap packages" mantra with time, and it's Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max--not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix--is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
May 25, 2017
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Battery for days: Oukitel announces the chunky but stylish K10000 Pro
Oukitel has just announced its brand-new entry to the K series -- the K10000 Pro. The series is comprised of midrange handsets with massive batteries and the new member does not deviate from that formula. In fact, it's a bit of a chunky phone, but it sports the biggest juice box in an Oukitel K phone thus far -- an impressive 10,100 mAh cell.
May 25, 2017
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Beastgrip launches Kickstarter to fund next generation DSLR lens adapter for smartphones
Beastgrip has created a Kickstarter campaign to fund its latest series of adapters that allow smartphone photographers to shoot through SLR lenses and achieve the associated shallow depth of field. The company has not only officially launched the Mk2 model of its existing DOF Adapter but is also offering the new Pro Series 1.33x Anamorphic Lens and the Beastrail to attach focusing aids when using cinema lenses.
May 31, 2017
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Beastly performance: The Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 9 might get a variant with 8GB of RAM
Nokia 9, the supposed flagship which HMD Global is said to unveil later this year, has been the subject of a few major leaks over the last few days.
May 26, 2017
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Beautiful nature and landscape wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11 and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!
June 12, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8 and S7, Pixel XL, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others
Wallpapers, wallpapers, wallpapers. WALLPAPERS! They are the easiest way to breathe some fresh air into your home screen and you'd better amass big enough a collection if you want to change up things at least once a week.
May 31, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others
It's that time of the week again, folks! "What time," you may ask, and let me tell you -- it's the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you've been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by "every now and again", we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.
August 29, 2017
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Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks
Hide your frequently visited sites, remotely close Safari tabs on other devices, turn web pages into PDFs, and more.
June 27, 2017
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Behold! The Horizon Machine - what Apple uses to repair our cracked iPhone screens
In what appears to be more information from Apple regarding their calibration machines, over the course of this year, the company will be allowing 400 third party repair centers, across 25 countries, to receive the elusive Horizon Machine.
June 7, 2017
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Being near your smartphone makes you stupider, study finds
We all knew that we've been slowly nurturing an addiction to our smartphones, but researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have further concluded that simply being in close proximity to our phones is having adverse effects on our cognitive abilities.
June 26, 2017
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Bell Mobility takes a first step in replacing SMS in Canada
Bell has launched its version of the RCS standard for Galaxy S8 users.
August 30, 2017
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Best accessories for households with Android and iPhone
What are the best accessories for Android and iPhone?
May 30, 2017
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Best Accessories For HTC U11
You have the phone, now gear it up with some accessories.
July 7, 2017
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Best Accessories for Samsung DeX
Equip your desktop-wannabe with the right peripherals for taking it on the road with the Galaxy S8.
May 26, 2017
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Best Accessories for the LG G6
Get the most out of your LG G6 with these great accessories!
August 29, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Moto Z2 Force
Get the most out of your Moto Z2 Force with some great accessories!
August 14, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ... So far
These are the best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
August 23, 2017
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Best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is a big deal on its own, but it's even better with some fantastic accessories. Here are some of the best you can find!
July 12, 2017
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Best alternatives to Project Fi
Project Fi is unique, but if for some reason you can't or don't want to subscribe to it, here are some awesome alternatives.
July 5, 2017
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Best alternatives to T-Mobile
If you like T-Mobile's coverage, check out these alternatives that use T-Mobile's coverage.
July 24, 2017
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Best Android Games of 2017
What are the best Android games to play in 2017?
June 2, 2017
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Best Android Launchers
Want to upgrade your Android experience? Try upgrading your launcher.
May 30, 2017
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Best Android Phone for Kids
The time has come. You've decided your kid needs a phone. These are their best options!
August 15, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $100
 
June 30, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $400
The Moto Z Play already has a sequel, but that doesn't matter: at $399.99, this is the best phone under $400 you can buy. Why? It's got everything you need in a flagship, including a great big screen, excellent performance, unbeatable battery life (seriously, this thing goes two days no problem) and support for Motorola's growing line of Moto Mods accessories.
June 16, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $700
This may come as a shock to you, but HTC is back, baby! In fact, the company never left, but its criminally underappreciated 2016 flagship, the HTC 10, has been replaced by a phone so good and so striking that it would be impossible not to consider it in 2017. That phone is the HTC U11.
July 18, 2017
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Best Android Phones of 2017
 
August 30, 2017
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Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?
Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.
June 28, 2017
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Best Apple Pencil accessories
The Apple Pencil is a fabulous drawing tool in its own right, but you can make it even better with these accessories and cases.
May 30, 2017
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Best apps for college graduates
Your future has arrived, and these apps will help you make the most of it.
May 22, 2017
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Best apps to download on a new Android phone
These are the apps you should immediately download on your new Android phone!
December 29, 2016
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Best apps to keep you safe at night
Keep yourself safe and protected while you're walking home at night, partying with pals, or traveling the world with these handy apps.
August 15, 2017
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Best Battery Cases for Google Pixel
Keep your Pixel's battery topped up with these battery cases.
June 26, 2017
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Best Battery Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8
Double up your Galaxy S8's battery life with protective and functional battery case!
June 6, 2017
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Best Boost Mobile Phones
The best phones currently offered by Boost Mobile.
August 8, 2017
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Best Car Chargers for Galaxy S8
Keep your Galaxy S8 charged on the go with a quality car charger!
July 18, 2017
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Best Car Chargers for Google Pixel
Keep your Pixel charged while out on the road. Here are our favorite USB-C car chargers.
August 16, 2017
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Best Case-friendly Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8
Which screen protectors work best with cases for Galaxy S8?
May 31, 2017
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Best Cases for BlackBerry KEYone
What are the best cases for the BlackBerry KEYone?
June 27, 2017
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Best Cases for LG G6
What are the best cases for the LG G6?
August 18, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto E4
The Moto E4 may be cheap, but it still needs to be protected. Here are the best cases you can buy right now.
August 22, 2017
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Best cases for Moto E4 right now
The Moto E4 may be cheap, but it still needs to be protected. Here are the best cases you can buy right now.
July 10, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto Z2 Force
Keep your Moto Z2 Force protected with these stylish cases!
August 8, 2017
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Best Cases for the Blu Advance 5.0
Get a quality case for your Blu Advance 5.0.
December 28, 2016
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Best Cases for the Galaxy Note 8 ... So far
There are a ton of great case options for the Note 8 already available.
August 25, 2017
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Best Cases for the HTC U11
Keep your HTC U11's lustrous chassis in perfect condition with these cases.
July 11, 2017
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Best Cases for the Moto Z2 Pla
Best cases for keeping the Moto Z2 Play protected!
July 24, 2017
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Best Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, so if you want to keep it pristine, grab a case!
August 21, 2017
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Best cases to protect your shiny, new Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Alright, guys, Sony has announced that its second 4K smartphone -- the Xperia XZ Premium -- is headed for the US and will be landing on the 19th of June with a price tag of $799.99. Yeah, it's a pricey top-tier handset, but hey -- we guess that's the price of the super-sharp 4K display.
June 2, 2017
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Best Charging Stands for Google Pixel
Elevate your Pixel off the table while it charges with these charging stands.
July 5, 2017
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Best Cheap Android Phones of 2017
 
August 28, 2017
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Best Cooking Apps for Windows 10
One of the convenient uses for a Windows 10 device is to help you find your way around the kitchen and there is a host of apps available to aid your culinary adventures.
May 31, 2017
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Best Couch to 5K apps
Get off the couch and running with the help of a 5K training app!
August 14, 2017
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Best currency conversion apps for iPhone
What's the best currency converter for iPhone?
May 25, 2017
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Best document scanning apps for iPhone
Go paperless with these awesome apps for scanning documents on iPhone!
August 29, 2017
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Best Dual-SIM Android Phone
 
August 14, 2017
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Best External Battery Packs for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Give your GS7 and GS7 edge a second life with a battery pack.
July 4, 2017
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Best fantasy football apps for Android
Football season is back, baby!
August 25, 2017
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Best Galaxy S7 Cases
What's the best case for Galaxy S7? These should do the trick!
May 30, 2017
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Best gimbal and steadicam stabilizers (for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy)
What is the best stabilizing gimbal or a steadicam system for your phone?
August 25, 2017
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel
What are the best rugged cases for the Google Pixel?
June 19, 2017
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Best HTC Phones
HTC may be an underdog in the smartphone world, but it's still making some of the best handsets on the market.
August 2, 2017
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Best HTC Vive Experiences For Kids
What games can kids play on HTC Vive?
June 22, 2017
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Best iPhone 6/6s camera lenses: Add-on lenses to help you take the ideal photo
The price range, quality, and diversity of add-on lenses for iPhones is enormous. But you may have to buy into one ecosystem.
August 14, 2017
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Best iPhone app equivalents to Microsoft Office
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you
So you know you want an iPhone--but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.
August 11, 2017
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Best iPhones for Windows Mobile converts
If you're the victim of the collapsing platform that is Windows 10 Mobile, you might be looking at a new iPhone and not be sure which one to choose. We've got you covered.
June 1, 2017
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Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
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Best Lightning Accessories for iPad and iPhone
The Lightning connector is necessary for charging an iPad and iPhone, but it can also be used to connect to microSD cards, flash drives, TVs, Ethernet, and more. We've compiled a list of the best accessories, add-ons, and adapters for Apple Lightning connector.
August 18, 2017
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Best low light camera: Galaxy S8 versus Google Pixel versus LG G6 versus iPhone 7
Low-light performance has not traditionally been among the strongest suits of smartphone cameras. However, with the wider adoption of OIS (optical image stabilization) over the past couple of years, and thanks to the great advances in camera software that we've recently witnessed, smartphones are becoming ever more capable of coping with less-than-optimal light conditions.
May 23, 2017
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Best MicroSD Cards for the BlackBerry KEYone
Double your KEYone's storage "or more" with these reliable microSD cards!
August 3, 2017
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Best microSD Cards for Galaxy S8
What are the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S8?
July 27, 2017
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Best Microsoft apps for iPhone
Microsoft has embraced iOS, bringing support for its flagship services.
June 5, 2017
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Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for iOS
Which iPhone apps are like Microsoft Office?
June 16, 2017
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Best Microsoft Surface Book Accessories
What are the best accessories for Microsoft's Surface Book? Read on.
June 6, 2017
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Best mid-range "$400 flagship" phones (Fall 2017)
The new "$400 flagship" category sounds a bit funny, but it is kind of real. These days, you can get a phone with flagship-grade look, feel and sometimes even performance for just $400. We put "$400 flagship" in quotes, of course, because there are some reasons why this new tier of phones with the same grade of specs as more premium phones still can't compete on the very same level.
August 28, 2017
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Best mobile plan add-ons for international travel
Don't let your wireless bill spoil your summer vacation!
May 29, 2017
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Best Motorola Phones
Motorola continues to make compelling phones in a few different categories
July 10, 2017
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Best movesets to change with Technical Machines (TMs) in Pok謯n Go
What are the best Pok謯n to use Fast TMs and Charge TMs on in Pok謯n Go to win Raid Battles and dominate Gyms? Here's the list!
July 5, 2017
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Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party
Phones can bring the family together!
December 21, 2016
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Best 'New and Rising' Games for Windows 10
The Windows Store has plenty of collections to browse through, and if you are looking for the latest in gaming, the New and Rising collection is where you want to go.
June 30, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early August, 2017)
A new week begins and a dive into the app stores we take, sifting through the hundreds of new apps, looking for the precious few that deserve our attention.
August 7, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (end July, 2017)
Alright, appaholics, it's that time of the week again. Well, the beginning of the week, actually. The day when we dip our toes in the ocean of new apps, then dive in head-first, looking for a few apps that are worth a look.
July 31, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late July, 2017)
A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don't worry, we do that on your behalf.
July 24, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid July, 2017)
Heya guys, a new week begins and we kick it off with a new set of cool new apps. As you probably know, there are hundreds of new entries in the App Store and Play Store every week. Want to sift through them? Well, that's a tough thing to do!
July 17, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early July, 2017)
A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don't worry, we do that on your behalf.
July 10, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (start of July, 2017)
Hey guys, it's time we visit the app stores again, dig through all the chaff and pick out a few apps that are worth a download.
July 3, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late June, 2017)
Hey, folks! It's Monday, which means it's that time again -- time to dig through the App Store and Play Store and find some well-put-together apps!
June 26, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early June, 2017)
Another week, another batch of about... well a couple of hundred new apps! If you want to check out some of the new software in the App Store or Play Store, you may be a bit lost, and that's... pretty understandable. But fear not, we comb through the new stuff so you don't have to!
June 12, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (beginning of June, 2017)
Hey there, app fiends! We're back to checking out all the new software from the App Store and Play Store and picking out the more interesting ones. You know -- so you don't have to.
June 5, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 29, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid May, 2017)
Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!
May 22, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early August 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
August 4, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (mid July 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
July 14, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early July 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
July 7, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (end June 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
June 30, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early June 2017)
Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.
June 12, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (late May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 29, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)
Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.
May 22, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (early August 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
August 4, 2017
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Best new music on iTunes
Every Friday, the iTunes Store adds new great music to its catalog, and we're here to bring you the best of what it has to offer!
July 28, 2017
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Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music
Each week we'll bring you the best radio shows, playlists, and exclusives that Apple Music has to offer!
July 28, 2017
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Best NFL 2017 fantasy football apps for iPhone
Download these apps to keep track of your fantasy teams!
August 30, 2017
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Best OnePlus Phone
 
August 7, 2017
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Best Phone for Business
The BlackBerry KEYone makes its appearance at number 1 on the list.
June 8, 2017
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Best Phones to use with Mint SIM
When buying an unlocked phone to use with a prepaid carrier, our recommendation is unchanged from our overall best Android phone pick: it's the Google Pixel. Google's first own-branded phone is absolutely hit, from its understated hardware design to its lightning fast performance, full-day battery life and of course its top-of-the-line camera.
March 17, 2017
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Best phones: July 2017
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in summer 2017?
July 6, 2017
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Best photo backup services for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Backing up photos is important for ensuring you keep your memories safe from things like lost or stolen devices and software crashes. These are the best backup services for taking care of your photographs!
August 30, 2017
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Best Places To Buy A Refurbished Phone
Phones are expensive, but they don't have to be that expensive.
August 4, 2017
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Best Places to Buy a Used Phone
Buying a used phone doesn't have to be overly complicated or stressful.
August 7, 2017
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Best Pokemon Go accessories
What are the best, most must-have accessories to take your Pokemon Go gameplay to the next level? These are our picks!
May 31, 2017
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Best Pokemon Go gym defenders and strategies to get coins and earn badges fast
Pokemon Go has unleashed a whole new Gym system and these are the Pokemon you want to evolve and power up to defend them!
August 28, 2017
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Best RPGs for Android
What are the best Android RPGs?
July 26, 2017
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Best Rugged Android Phone
 
August 23, 2017
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Best rugged cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the hottest Android phones out there, but also: a pricey investment. With a starting price of an exorbitant $930, the Note 8 is worth protecting and protecting well.
August 28, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for iPhone 7 Plus
What's the best screen protector for iPhone 7 Plus? Check out our picks!
August 28, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Gear Fit 2
What's the best screen protector for Gear Fit 2?
May 24, 2017
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Best Selfie Sticks for Galaxy S8
But first... Let me tell you that they're not as bad as everyone says.
June 22, 2017
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Best shooter games for Android
Spill some blood with the best Android shooters currently on the market.
August 16, 2017
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Best Sleeves for iPad Pro
What are the best sleeves available for iPad Pro? Here are our favorites!
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Best Small Android Phone
 
July 26, 2017
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Best Sprint Phones
 
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Best story-driven games for iPhone and iPad
Want to be transported into a rich, complex, and diverse world? These great story-driven games will help!
June 22, 2017
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Best T-Mobile Phones
The best phone options available from the third-place U.S. carrier.
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Best T-Mobile Prepaid Phones
 
June 6, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel
As usual, the curved screen of the Google Pixel makes finding a tempered glass screen protector that much harder.
June 7, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for HTC U11
Want to keep your HTC U11 in pristine condition? That means you'll want to look into a tempered glass screen protector. The U11 has a slight curve around the edge of the screen, which makes pure edge-to-edge protection from a tempered glass screen protector difficult.
July 13, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for the Moto E4
The Moto E4 may not be an expensive phone, but it's still worth a lot to you. Make sure its screen stays scuff-free!
August 16, 2017
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Best text messaging apps
There are plenty of great text messaging apps to choose from, and these are some of our favorites.
June 6, 2017
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Best thin and light cases for Galaxy Note 8
If you are looking for a thin and light Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case, this is the right place: we have selected the best choices out there that provide adequate protection for the Note 8 without adding bulk to an already big phone.
August 29, 2017
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Best tips for getting started with the OnePlus 5
So you just got your OnePlus 5. Let us help you get the most out of it right away.
June 27, 2017
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Best tips for wrangling Bixby to get it to do what you want
Getting Bixby Voice to do what you want can be pesky, but these tips can help.
August 17, 2017
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Best Ultra-thin Cases for iPhone 7
What are the best ultra-thin cases for the iPhone 7? These are the early winners!
August 8, 2017
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Best unlimited wireless plan? New T-Mobile versus Verizon versus Sprint versus AT&T offers compared
Well, well, well, it was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers would tell you. After an initial period of amassing customers, switchers and goodwill, T-Mobile just bumped its unlimited One Plus data plan for a party of four with five bucks apiece, making it basically equal to Verizon's offering, as taxes and fees are included in the price with T-Mobile.
July 7, 2017
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Best unlimited wireless plan? New Verizon versus T-Mobile versus Sprint versus AT&T offers compared
It was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, and Verizon limiting its "unlimited" option a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers, and some recent network speed tests would tell you.
August 23, 2017
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July 4, 2017
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Best Verizon Phones
Want a new Verizon phone? See what the largest operator in the United States has to offer.
June 29, 2017
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Best VPN apps for Android
Keep your browsing secure and anonymous with a quality VPN service.
July 14, 2017
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Best Wall Chargers if you Own Multiple iPhones or iPads
Don't wait to charge your devices one-by-one, charge them all at once with these great wall chargers
August 16, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for the Galaxy S8
Cut down on your pocket carry with a sleek wallet case for your Galaxy S8!
May 30, 2017
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Best Waterproof Cases for the Galaxy S8
You can't go wrong with double the waterproofing protection.
July 25, 2017
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Best Waterproof Phone
Last year's best waterproof phone was the Galaxy S7, so it's no surprise this year's would be its sequel. Samsung made a number of important and meaningful improvements to the Galaxy S8, but it also left alone what matters: the phone's IP68 rating.
May 30, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for Galaxy S8
Your new Samsung Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, so take full advantage of the convenience!
June 13, 2017
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Bethesda to launch The Elder Scrolls: Legends on Android phones in July
One of Hearthstone's main competitors, The Elder Scrolls: Legends made its debut on Android devices back in June. However, the game is available for tablets only, which means smartphone users can play the Legends on smaller screens yet.
July 10, 2017
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Bezel-less is not a thing, and here's why it shouldn't be
Bezels appear to be the bane of all current-gen smartphone users. So much so that when the Xiaomi Mi MIX came out with its pretty high screen-to-body ratio, everyone turned their heads towards China. The phone is not available in the US, nor will it be at any point in the foreseeable future, but man did we all want it.
May 31, 2017
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Bezel-less revolution!? There are only 5 phones on that shortlist
With all the excitement how we have been ushered in the era of the bezel-less phone and the "all-screen" or "edge-to-edge" revolution is upon us, one can't help but wonder what are they missing. It's like those manufacturers that proclaimed their phones to be bezel-less on account of the thin side frames, conveniently omitting the top and bottom bezels that could serve as landing strips for miniature drones.
July 7, 2017
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Bixby bailout: Samsungers bailing on lame-duck assistant
Smartphone king already losing its only hope for a base
June 2, 2017
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Bixby may be even better than we hoped
Bixby is pretty damn good, even this early in its life. Here's what our community says.
June 29, 2017
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Bixby Voice might finally be getting a worldwide release soon
Bixby, Samsung's not-so-new-anymore virtual assistant, has had a recent past that can only be described as "rocky." Back when it was launched, it came without voice recognition capabilities. Those were later added in via an update, but only in South Korea -- U.S. users had to wait for more than a month after that, and the end result of that wait had its fair share of problems.
August 11, 2017
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Bixby Voice is rolling out to the Galaxy S8 for those who signed up for early access
It's a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby's tender voice will help you forget it's still half-baked.
June 21, 2017
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Bixby wants to be a lawyer: the story of a virtual assistant that doesn't shut up in court
Two weeks ago, Samsung finally launched its Bixby Voice service, which was reaching a point of being "highly anticipated", if only so we could see if it's as awesome as Sammy implied it would be. Community response is generally mixed -- sure, Bixby can access tons of system settings and pretty much allows you to control your phone with your voice, which is cool. It's a bit slow, but still cool.
August 2, 2017
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Bixby: Everything you need to know!
What is Samsung Bixby? Get started here!
August 23, 2017
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Black and gold Note 8 placeholders already posted on a carrier website
Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but carriers are already stocking up on the Galaxy Note 8, and prepping their websites for the big commercial launch. Sometimes they also inadvertently post those website updates before the due date next Wednesday, and Orange Romania had just such a moment.
August 18, 2017
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Black is your favorite OnePlus 5 color
About a week ago, OnePlus unveiled a brand new color of its popular OnePlus 5 phone: it calls it "soft gold" and it's the only OnePlus 5 with a white finish on the front. Right there and then, we thought we'd ask you: which of the three currently available colors do you like best?
August 16, 2017
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BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets
Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. a BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:
March 17, 2017
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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue
BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue, but CEO John Chen says the company is turning the corner
December 20, 2016
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BlackBerry has been revived, does it give hope to Windows phone fans?
If you want to talk to fans of slowing platforms, our pals at CrackBerry should be first on the list.
August 1, 2017
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BlackBerry in talks to license its version of Android called "BlackBerry Secure"
According to a report published today, BlackBerry has started the second phase of its licensing strategy. The first part was to sign licensing deals that allow other companies like TCL to design, produce, deliver and promote BlackBerry handsets. Under this plan, BlackBerry provides the software for phones like the DTEK60 and the BlackBerry KEYone while TCL handles the hardware.
August 23, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone 'Black Edition' goes worldwide, bringing bumped specs and a higher price
The black BlackBerry is going global.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black comes exclusively to AT&T in the U.S.
The all black Blackberry KEYOne will soon be available for AT&T customers.
August 23, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone is finally available in the US
Just as expected, the BlackBerry KEYone is now available in the US after being Canada-exclusive for a while due to unforeseen circumstances.
May 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne launches on Sprint, the eternal harbor of innovation
The BlackBerry KeyOne -- the company's latest attempt to return to the good old days of hardware keyboards -- has been available to purchase in the US since May 31st unlocked for $549.
July 13, 2017
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Blackberry KEYone makes a dark entry in India
It hasn't been long since the Black edition of BlackBerry's KEYone smartphone made its first appearance on the internet. Today, the company has made it official; the 'Limited Edition' Black variant is real, and it will be exclusive to India.
August 1, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone now available in physical Sprint retail stores
Sprint is the carrier to go in the United States if you are looking for exotic phones. The nation's fourth largest mobile operator also sells the newest BlackBerry KeyOne phone, one of very few in 2017 to have a full QWERTY keyboard.
July 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone screen gets torture-tested again: does it still fall off?
If you follow tech, you probably know of YouTuber JerryRigEverything. He has this elaborate torture test, which he runs every new smartphone through -- scratches, bends, and burns -- and reports on his results honestly and consistently.
August 18, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne screen pops right off during bend test
According to tests by CNET and others, the new phone's screen doesn't seem as durable as it could be.
June 9, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone shows off its major flaw in durability test
BlackBerry hasn't been in the best shape the past few years, but it has managed to stay on the outer fringes of the consumer's eye by offloading its property and selling the rights to the name to manufacturer TCL. While the firm does have plans to release more phones over the course of the year, for now, BlackBerry fans will have to be content with the mid-range KEYone.
June 8, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone to receive update to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Owners of the BlackBerry KEYone have to be feeling pretty good right now. After all, they own a smartphone with a fabulous looking physical QWERTY keyboard, and a tremendous battery life. The phone's first and last name is productivity and its middle name is security. And during IFA 2017 next month in Berlin, we expect BlackBerry to announce that its Limited Edition Black KEYone will be available in the U.S.
August 22, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone: A trip down memory lane, but not a fantastic smartphone
BlackBerry has endured a checkered last few years, as the company dialed down its original smartphone offerings to focus more on software and security offerings. However, the former smartphone icon has recently returned to the mobile market after signing a number of partnership deals to get the BlackBerry name back out there.
June 9, 2017
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BlackBerry may begin licensing its Android software to other manufacturers
BlackBerry is devising a new way to make some much-needed cash.
August 25, 2017
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BlackBerry pushes out June security update for Android phones purchased from the manufacturer
A tweet sent out today from the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT), indicates that the manufacturer has started rolling out the June security update for Android powered BlackBerry models that were purchased from the Shop BlackBerry website.
June 5, 2017
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BlackBerry reports a profit for its fiscal first quarter
BlackBerry reported its fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings this morning, and as the company continues to focus on the "Enterprise of Things" and cybersecurity, it was able to report a profit for the period. Under GAAP (certain accounting rules), BlackBerry reported a profit of $1.23 per share versus a loss during last year's fiscal Q1 of $1.28 a share.
June 23, 2017
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BlackBerry will unveil full-touchscreen smartphone soon
BlackBerry could be set for a sensational return to the world of business smartphones, according to parent company TCL.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry's KeyOne gets a brooding black paint job
The KeyOne Black Edition is mostly identical to the existing phone, but beefs up the memory and storage.
August 31, 2017
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BlackBerry's no-phone business model isn't working out as planned
Stock falls 13 percent in one day after bad sales numbers.
June 23, 2017
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BlackRapid releases WandeR smartphone safety tether for mobile shooters
BlackRapid, the company behind the ConnectR and FastenR system, has launched its new WandeR Bundle: a smartphone safety tether system that works with "almost all phone and case combinations." The system is comprised of a TPU-coated nylon tether tab, which lies flat inside of a phone's case between the inside of the case and the rear of the smartphone.
July 17, 2017
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Blizzard announces new Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion
As expected, Blizzard has just revealed the name of the next Hearthstone expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne. Since this isn't an adventure, you won't have to buy it. However, in order to get any of the 135 new cards, you'll have to purchase card packs. The good news is these card packs can be bought with in-game money.
July 7, 2017
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Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs
Kiss goodbye to that Android bike and Transformers car
May 23, 2017
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Blu Vivo 8 offers a metal body, Android Nougat and other nice features for under $300
If you're in need of a new unlocked Android smartphone that doesn't cost too much but still offers a nice set of specs, perhaps you'll be interested in the Blu Vivo 8, officially announced today.
August 30, 2017
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Blu, Amazon Tussle Over Smartphone Privacy Issues
And it seems Amazon won't put up with that. The online retailer has pulled devices made by Blu, a Florida-based company, from its virtual shelves. "We recently learned of a potential security issue on select BLU phones, some of which are sold on Amazon.com," a company spokesperson told Tom's Hardware. "
August 1, 2017
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Bluetooth speaker and wearables maker Jawbone is officially dead
The writing has been on the wall (and ceiling, and floor) for quite some time, but it's now official: Jawbone, maker of various wearables and Bluetooth speakers, is dead. Well, mostly.
July 7, 2017
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Bloomberg: iPhone 8's face-mapping and ProMotion display tech may be tasked to a 'Neural Engine' co-processor
Stacking on yesterday's iPhone 8 revelations by famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, comes a Bloomberg source who confirms that the phone might not sport the traditional Touch ID sensor at the front bottom indeed. Instead, Apple is toying around with the rumored 3D facial recognition for unlocking the phone and authorizing secure payments.
July 4, 2017
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Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother
If you're in the market for a new smartphone that's around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they've ever been before.
March 17, 2017
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BLU R1 HD update brings T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12 support for non-Prime customers
BLU released a maintenance update for the R1 HD back in November, which would enable support for T-Mobile VoLTE and Band 12. However, the update was only available to Amazon Prime exclusive version of the smartphone.
June 13, 2017
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BLU readying another affordable smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery
It looks like a BLU R1 HD sequel is now in the works and will probably be officially introduced in the coming weeks. Few details about its specs are available at the moment, but at least we have several pictures showing the smartphone from all angles.
June 29, 2017
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BLU Tank Xtreme Pro ultra-rugged smartphone quietly introduced in the US
US-based company BLU has just revealed yet another rugged smartphone in the Tank Xtreme series. The new handset is listed on BLU Products' website without a price tag, but BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is expected to hit the shelves at Amazon soon.
July 17, 2017
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Bluetooth 5 and the HTC U11: You had it all along
Support for Bluetooth 5 requires hardware and software. We've had the hardware support since day one.
August 11, 2017
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Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018
They might be worth waiting for
May 26, 2017
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Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Phones
Bluetooth Wireless Phones. Nokia 3650 Wireless Phone from T-Mobile. Want to do it without the phone and the Pocket PC ever touching? Bluetooth is the answer.
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Bluetooth for Palm
A Bluetooth protocol stack that enables programmers to easily develop Bluetooth applications for the Palm OS. IBM, what is Bluetooth Stack for Palm?
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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone
When data disappeared, everyone knew exactly where to point the finger
August 25, 2017
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Boost Mobile Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know!
See what Boost Mobile has to offer!
August 4, 2017
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Bootloop-affected LG G4 and V10 owners are suing LG in class-action lawsuit
Fortunately, bootloops are a relatively rare occurrence unless you tinker with your software... or you own an LG G4 or LG V10. Bootloops were a notorious problem for these phones and at the beginning of 2016, LG acknowledged the defect and offered repairs and replacements.
March 17, 2017
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Botched Sega Forever launch blighted by poor emulation
Sega defends Unity emulation saying it wants games to reach "largest audience possible."
June 26, 2017
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Both variants of the Samsung Gear S3 are now available at Verizon
You can buy the Gear S3 frontier or Gear S3 classic for $400.
June 8, 2017
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Both the 5.77" Galaxy S9 and 6.22" S9+ reported to come with in-cell touch displays
In a disappointing news for third-party suppliers, Samsung has allegedly opted to produce an in-cell touch solution for both Galaxy S9 models next year on its own. Dubbed Y-OCTA, the flexible OLED technology integrates the touch layer in the screen panel itself, thus slimming it down, and reducing production costs by the whopping 30%.
August 2, 2017
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Bouncy Hoops: Play some flappy basketball, while waiting for the NBA finals
There's something truly addicting about simplistic high-score chasers. We can't quite put our finger on it, but it might have something to do with the fact that you can pick them up right away and start beating records (be it yours, or someone else's).
June 1, 2017
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Brace Your Wallets for a $1,000 iPhone 8
One of my favorite tweets on Twitter dot com, a den of Nazis also beloved by cool socialists and wrestling fans for some reason, says something like "some people are just begging to have their wealth redistributed." Well it might be time to add a new group of people to that list: iPhone 8 owners.
August 25, 2017
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Brace yourself for winter with these Game of Thrones wallpapers
Game of Thrones season 7 is upon us, and we all know what that means! Another few months of shocked gasps, heartbreaking storylines, and SO much death. Whether you've been along since season 1 (which feels like a lifetime ago now), or you hopped on the banddragon later on, it's time to break out the popcorn and get ready to rumble! But before the new season and all its drama comes, let's deck our phones in some Game of Thrones glory!
July 12, 2017
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Brawl Stars gets a brand new brawler even before its official release
In case you're not familiar yet, Brawl Stars is the new game by Supercell, creators of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. And since everything the Finnish company touches turns into gold, we're pretty sure that Brawl Stars will also be a hit with mobile gamers. The game is a lightweight MOBA that's pretty open to beginners, but also try to appeal to hardcore gamers too.
July 3, 2017
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Brawl Stars: Tips, tricks, and cheats!
Become the ultimate brawler with these handy tips, tricks, and cheats!
June 21, 2017
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Brazilian whacks Intel over 'exploding' Atom smartphone chips
Mobe maker demands millions after SoFIA processors sparked thousands of complaints
June 14, 2017
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Breaking down Apple's new augmented reality platform
A stepping stone, but a pretty cool one
June 6, 2017
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Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung's Galaxy S8 is laughably easy
The "future standard for phone authentication' is not ready for mainstream use.
May 23, 2017
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Breakthrough in display technology will allow for sharper images with three times greater pixel density
Display technology is far from reaching its final frontier. A new development by researchers at the University of Central Florida could allow for greater screen resolution than we have now on our TVs, smartphones, tablets, and wearables. As you may know, screens comprise many thousands of pixels, each showing a different color to form images. Every pixel contains three subpixels, one for the three primary colors, which are red, green, and blue.
May 29, 2017
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Bright Black Huawei P10 Plus with glossy finish is now official
When the Huawei P10 Plus launched earlier this year, the handset was offered in Arctic White, Prestige Gold, Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold and Moonlight Silver. This morning, a new color option has been introduced called "Bright Black," based on Google Translate. Unlike the matte finish on the Graphite Black variant of the P10 Plus, Bright Black gives the device a glossy look.
August 14, 2017
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This site offers the latest News, Reviews, Information and Prices and Discussion on handhelds and smartphones of all kinds. to find a mobile device you are interested in, use our Mobile Device Search feature in the right column.
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Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack
Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old.
July 28, 2017
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Budget-friendly Honor Maya shows up ahead of official announcement
Having just launched its flagship smartphone with mid-range price, the Chinese company Honor is now focusing on another segment of the market. An unannounced Honor smartphone with low- to mid-end specs has been recently spotted in the wild under the codename Maya.
June 28, 2017
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Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent
It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.
August 18, 2017
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Budget versus Mid-range versus Premium: Exploring the different phone categories
The budget and mid-range phone space is full of great phones, so does that make you less likely to buy a flagship?
August 4, 2017
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Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
From smartphones to TVs and laptops, light emitting diode (LED) displays are ubiquitous. OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these devices, but they generally have higher production costs due to the laborious fabrication processes needed to arrange them properly. Today researchers introduce a new way to efficiently create patterns of OLEDs.
June 7, 2017
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By the end of 2017, Apple Pay should be running in Sweden, Finland, UAE and Denmark?
Since Apple does get a small percentage out of each credit card transaction that is paid for using mobile payment service Apple Pay, this provides the company with the easiest money that it will ever make. On Tuesday, Apple held a conference call after reporting that it had topped estimates during its fiscal Q3 report by announcing that it had sold 41.3 million units iPhone units during the third fiscal quarter.
August 2, 2017
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Cables begone! The Essential Phone's magnetic connectors look to a cordless future
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone was just announced today and it's a pretty interesting device, to say the least. Built with ease of use and freedom of choice in mind, the handset has a few features that stand out, its modular capabilities among them.
May 30, 2017
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Cablevision, Suddenlink Owner Altice May Join U.S. Cell Phone Market
With only four major U.S. wireless providers (and possibly three, if T-Mobile and Sprint merge), and a growing number of Americans whose primary connection to the world is through their phones, it makes sense that traditional cable operators are realizing they need to go mobile to reach cord-cutters and cord-nevers. Altice, the Dutch parent company of Cablevision and Suddenlink, is the latest cable biggie to say it may jump into the wireless fray stateside.
May 23, 2017
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Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus versus Arri Alexa
Just how good is the video from the iPhone 7 Plus? The obvious way to find out is to do a side-by-side comparison with another camera used by a lot of people. You know, like... ummm... an Arri Alexa. Because why not. YouTube user Potato Jet (who gets bonus points for his name) decided to do the experiment and shows us what he found.
May 23, 2017
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Calls and texts to the UK are free on AT&T, Sprint, Boost, and Virgin for a limited time following terror attack
After the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in London, US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile are making calls to the area completely free of charge.
May 24, 2017
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Camera apps: do you use your stock one or do you download a 3rd party one?
Nowadays, most mid- to top-tier phones have pretty elaborate camera apps. They can feature filters, manual settings, and various shooting modes among any unique goodies the manufacturers may have thought of. And that's definitely a welcome thing -- smartphone cameras have been getting better and better and some manual tweaks can go a long way to get that perfect scene.
June 29, 2017
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Camera trickery: the OnePlus 5 does NOT offer lossless 2x optical zoom
Just one day after the launch of the long-awaited OnePlus 5, accusations of cheating in benchmarks started to creep out -- just as they did with the OnePlus 3T. Now another minor controversy has hit the brand new handset: it turns out that while it is strongly suggested that the OnePlus 5 has lossless 2x optical zoom, that is not actually the case.
June 22, 2017
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Can Alexa replace your home phone?
With calling and messaging available on all Echo devices, plus hands-free video chat on the new Echo Show, Amazon's Alexa wants to be your in-home operator.
July 7, 2017
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Can I use a Galaxy S8 on MetroPCS?
Yes, you can most certainly use your Samsung Galaxy S8 on MetroPCS.
August 9, 2017
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Can I use a Google Pixel on MetroPCS?
The short answer is yes -- you can use a Google Pixel on MetroPCS
August 9, 2017
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Can I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 on MetroPCS?
Want to use your Samsung Galaxy S7 on MetroPCS? No problem!
August 31, 2017
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Can Intel win in 5G?
The battle for the modems that power mobile devices is intense and shows no sign of letting up as we move towards 5G. But success for Intel may not take the traditional path.
July 13, 2017
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Can the Note 8 out-iPhone the iPhone 8?
The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's best phone ever, but can it compete with the upcoming iPhone 8?
August 29, 2017
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Can Windows be used with Apple's two-factor authentication?
Reader Sandie has a iPad and a Windows 10 system, and wondered how to use Apple's two-factor authentication (2FA) with that setup. Apple doesn't offer 2FA tools under Windows, but you don't need a Mac or a second iOS device to get the advantages.
May 26, 2017
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Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!
Looking to set up Apple Music with your family? Here's what you need to know about setting it up.
July 4, 2017
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Canada bans locked phones as it looks to make switching carriers easier
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 15, 2017
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Canada bans unlocking fees in changes to Wireless Code of Conduct
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
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Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance
It's only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.
May 31, 2017
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
August 16, 2017
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.
August 16, 2017
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Capcom resurrects Puzzle Fighter, coming to iOS and Android
Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo or Puzzle Fighter as it more commonly referred to was released a little over two decades ago. The game featured popular characters from the firm's Street Fighter Alpha and Darkstalkers titles and was a simple puzzle game, a stark departure from the popular fighting games the firm was known for.
August 31, 2017
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Carrier or unlocked: Which Galaxy S8 should you buy?
There are advantages and disadvantages to buying an unlocked phone. Which do you prefer?
August 2, 2017
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CAT launches two super rugged smartphones, "built to survive"
CAT today at IFA announced a duo of smartphones designed to withstand tortures that most people could not even imagine. Meet the S31 and S41, CAT's new ultra-durable, rugged midrangers.
August 31, 2017
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Cat Quest Review: A wildly entertaining RPG that is nearly 'purr-fect'!
Cat Quest puts its best paw forward and falls just short of brilliance.
August 18, 2017
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Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Security researchers have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can indicate where and when IMSI-catchers, cell-site simulators and other devices used in cell phone surveillance are present.
June 2, 2017
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Celebs' phone numbers and e-mail addresses exposed in active Instagram hack
Hackers exploited app bug, then advertised data in underground forums, researchers say.
August 31, 2017
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Cellphone kill switches kill cellphone snatchers
Mobes no longer worth stealing, San Francisco DA declares
July 27, 2017
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CEO confirms that OnePlus 5 will have Snapdragon 835 processor, and improved touch latency
Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that its next device - following last year's launch of the 3T - will be known as the OnePlus 5. The company's decision to skip over the 'OnePlus 4' name was the result of tetraphobia, the common belief in many east Asian countries that the number four is unlucky.
May 25, 2017
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Charged Up: The Evolution of Samsung's Wireless Charging Technology
Wireless chargers have in recent years transformed the mobile landscape by making the smartphone charging process more convenient. By simply placing their mobile device on top of an inductive charger, rather than plugging it in, smartphone users can easily charge their battery, without having to mess around with ports or wires. And, if they're in a rush, can just as quickly grab their phone and be on their way.
July 25, 2017
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Charter rebuffs Sprint's advances: no, thank you, we're with Verizon
Back on Friday, Sprint officially proposed to the cable giant Charter, just as rumored. With talks already a few weeks in, and a deal with T-Mobile eventually put on the backburner because of them, the merger with Charter would have created a huge conglomerate that was supposed to be headed by Sprint's owners SoftBank.
July 31, 2017
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Charts, graphs, and pies: here are the best chart-making apps for iPhone and Android
Nowadays, charts and graphs are used quite often -- for a homework assignment, for a study, for any sort of data presentation, you want to have a nice visual representation of whatever it is you are working on. And, being the awesome supercomputers that they are, our smartphones have a bunch of apps that can help out with making a pretty chart with little effort!
August 1, 2017
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Chasing rainbows: Google might be considering interesting new color options for the Pixel 2
According to David Ruddock from Android Police, Google's is considering intriguing new color options for its upcoming second generation of Pixel phones. No idea what these could be or if they are going to make it to mass production at all.
July 11, 2017
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Cheap Coolpad Splatter is the newest unlocked Android Nougat phone released in the US
Coolpad, which you may know as the maker of various affordable smartphones sold via T-Mobile, this week released a new Android handset that's being offered unlocked in the US. Called Coolpad Splatter, the new phone can be bought from Amazon for $139.99.
August 23, 2017
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Cheap LG K20 now available on AT&T
AT&T recently started selling the LG K20, a new smartphone that offers decent features without costing more than $120. Customers can buy the handset for $119.99 outright, or $4.00 per month with a 30-month installment agreement.
August 28, 2017
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Cheapest phone plans from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint
We help you avoid all the fine print and tedium that comes with choosing a phone plan.
August 25, 2017
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Check out Meizu Pro 7's auxiliary AMOLED rear display in action
Just yesterday, a rather peculiar phone became official - the Meizu Pro 7. It's a device that's likely never ever jettisoning outside of mainland China and doesn't have particularly high aspirations to be Meizu's proper flagship and battle the Galaxies and iPhones of the world, but still has a somewhat intriguing feature on board that's unlike anything we've seen thus far.
July 27, 2017
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Check out the evolution of mobile apps from IBM Simon to Snapchat
Did you know that the first mobile apps arrived in the distant 1994 on the IBM Simon? Although users of this one couldn't download apps on this smartphone predecessor by any means, they had access to stock apps like a built-in calculator, contact book, clock, news, stocks, and even an early precursor to Google Maps!
May 26, 2017
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Check out the pricing of Note 8's best official cases and accessories
As always, Samsung has put a special care to equip its new Galaxy Note 8 phone with a satellite planet full of accessories - from official cases to chargers and anything in-between. There are in fact a few grand surprises and new wrapping series, plus the sheer fact that the Note 8 has a dual rear camera and Infinity Display changes the casing paradigm from its predecessors.
August 23, 2017
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Check out the wackiest Guinness World Records phone entries
There is no shortage of phone-related listings in the Guinness World Records, but, as these things go, people are often submitting entries in obscure categories, or ones made straight out of thin air, in order to stand a chance in the crowded "records" business. Check out some of the stranger phone-tastic achievements that have wiggled their way into the Guinness World Records - some of those really make you yearn for a cold pint bottoms up.
June 30, 2017
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Check out these sweet Oreo-themed wallpapers, available in resolutions beyond 4K UHD!
Android O is finally official, and we think the licensing deal that Google struck with Oreo for the latest revision of its ubiquitous mobile OS was right on point. We mean... what, oatmeal cookie? Orellette? Come on.
August 25, 2017
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Check out this cool 'Steph Curry NBA edition' phone
Today is the big day when the NBA finals kick off: the reigning champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers led by the determined LeBron James are facing the super-team of the Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant and Steph Curry on board.
June 1, 2017
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Check out this storefront poster for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) in China
Appropriately enough, the refurbished version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be launched on July 7th. That works out to 7/7, a perfect date for the phablet to get another shot at life. The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled twice last year after units started exploding.
June 30, 2017
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Check out Verizon's cool video for the Asus ZenFone AR
Last night, we told you that Verizon had started accepting pre-orders for the one handset that handles both AR and VR capabilities. We're talking of course, about the Asus ZenFone AR. Big Red has posted a video showing off the phone and it starts by saying that "A world exists between what's real and what's imaginary." The video, which you can view by clicking it at the top of this story, shows a world where you can "play more," and make up imaginary worlds allowing you to "explore more."
August 3, 2017
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Check Point says Judy is "possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play"
After WannaCry's sizable impact on many Windows machines around the world, details have been revealed of a malware campaign targeting Android devices through the Google Play Store. The auto-clicking adware, named 'Judy', was discovered by the IT security firm, Check Point. It is estimated to have affected between 8.5 and 36.5 million users.
May 29, 2017
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Check Your AirDrop Settings If You Don't Want To Receive Pics Of Strangers' Genitals
The iPhone's AirDrop functionality is convenient, allowing users to quickly transfer files between devices. At the same time, a small number of perverts and pranksters are apparently taking advantage of AirDrop to share photos of their "junk" with complete strangers.
August 14, 2017
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Chill your boots! Ads in the HTC TouchPal keyboard was just a little weekend SNAFU
Over the weekend, distress rippled around the HTC community as advertisements suddenly appeared in the TouchPal keyboard. The keyboard is installed as the default on many of HTC's Android phones, including the HTC 10, and users took to social media to voice their unhappiness and concerns about privacy.
July 17, 2017
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Chime in: How do you use your Windows phone today?
Windows phone has a place in many of our hearts, but there are people out there who continue to rely on Microsoft's mobile OS. We're intrigued in learning what you do with your Windows mobile device today.
August 4, 2017
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Chime in: Share your vision of the perfect Surface phone
Hoping and wishing is all part of the fun when it comes to talking about the Surface phone, so what are you hoping Microsoft will do?
August 23, 2017
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Chime in: Switching from a Windows phone to iOS and iPhone
Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft's phone efforts in general are sad these days, and even Windows phone diehards are making the switch to other platforms, including Apple's iOS. Whether you're considering a switch or have already made the leap, we want to hear from you in our forums.
August 14, 2017
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Chime in: What's the best way to fix a cracked Windows phone screen?
Accidents happen. Should you drop your phone and damage the screen, there are a few options available to you for fixes
August 18, 2017
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China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019
What will smartphones even look like then, you think?
June 8, 2017
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China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets
Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck
May 23, 2017
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Chinese authorities arrest iPhone data thieves, who made millions selling user data
User data is probably one of the hottest stocks on the market nowadays, as technology continues to penetrate lives and households around the globe. Gadgets that collect different stats and data about their users come in various forms and shapes, but smartphones are perhaps the most common means for collection of sensitive info these days. Knowing how and why people behave is a precious resource across different spectrums of business.
June 8, 2017
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Chinese authorities busted an underground network selling iPhone users' personal data
Scammers sold $7.36 million worth of data
June 8, 2017
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Chinese Vendors Fuel Smartphone Q1 Market Surge
Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are closing in on Apple and Samsung by pumping out desirable smartphones at competitive prices.
May 23, 2017
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Chinese version of Nokia 6 (TA-1000) gets official support for Google services
Nokia 6 made its debut on the market back in January, but the phone remains China-exclusive. Starting this month, Nokia 6 will be available for purchase in the United States, while Europeans are expected to get it later.
July 10, 2017
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Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says
Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.
May 31, 2017
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Cinnac is a Tinder-style photo rating app that helps you discover your best photos
If you have trouble deciding which of your images to include in your portfolio, or which ones will get the most positive response on social media, the new cinnac app might be exactly what you've been waiting for. Cinnac is a social network for photographers that uses means-tested ratings from its community to help you filter your photos.
August 16, 2017
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Clash of Clans: Everything you need to know
Build, attack, defend, and build again!
June 14, 2017
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'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions
Malicious combination of legitimate permissions
May 25, 2017
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CNET asks: Are you impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
Boom! The new Samsung flagship phone has finally been revealed! Are you impressed or disappointed? Are you going to buy it? We want to know.
August 23, 2017
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CNET asks: What do you want to see in the next iPhone?
We've seen a ton of amazing changes since the release of Apple's first iPhone, both in design and performance. With all the iPhone 8 buzz, what changes are you dying to see?
June 29, 2017
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Coc Coc Browser for Windows 10 Mobile adds support for extensions
Coc Coc Browser, a popular third-party web browser for Windows 10 Mobile has today received an update (via Windows United) that adds extensions support to the app, making it the first web browser on Windows 10 Mobile to support extensions. Right now, the only extension available for the app is by its developer, but it's a start.
July 13, 2017
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Code reveals how the iPhone 8's resizable home key could look, tips 240fps slow-mo at 1080p
Among new HomePod firmware revelations about the upcoming iPhones, such as slow-mo video with 240fps at 1080p instead of 720p, and "MultiBiometrics" security, code diggers have found this gem - the iPhone 8's virtual home button might be resizable, and there could indeed be a "function" area around it, as analysts predicted.
August 11, 2017
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Codename "Chiron": Xiaomi's next flagship to boast 8GB RAM, 6-inch 9:18 display by JDI
Rumor has it that China's Xiaomi could be entertaining the idea of putting a 9:18 display on its next flagship smartphone, which is apparently codenamed "Chiron". This one would likely be the Mi 7, though Xiaomi has other high-end devices in the portfolio that could be in for such a treat in the near future.
July 6, 2017
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Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
August 17, 2017
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Colorado dad gives sons smartphones, regrets it, now wants to ban preteen use
He started nonprofit, wrote ballot measure to prevent use by kids under 13.
June 19, 2017
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Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability
A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps.
May 23, 2017
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Comcast and Charter could invest in Sprint's network, resell Sprint data
Sprint is holding "exclusive talks" with the two biggest US cable companies.
June 27, 2017
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Comcast's XFINITY Mobile now available in all Comcast markets
Comcast has finished rolling out their mobile network to all the markets that it offers home Internet.
August 17, 2017
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Comcast's XFINITY Mobile now available in all Comcast markets
Comcast has finished rolling out their mobile network to all the markets that it offers home Internet.
August 17, 2017
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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service is now available in the U.S.
Comcast's wireless service is now available to Xfinity customers.
May 23, 2017
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Comcast, AT&T, WhatsApp all score low on new Who Has Your Back?" list
EFF's annual ratings show that the industry's biggest names have a ways to go.
July 10, 2017
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Coming soon: The most anticipated phones for the second half of 2017
The first half of 2017 is almost over, and what crazy six months these were! Devices like the Galaxy S8, its larger brother the Galaxy S8+, the LG G6, HTC's U11, the OnePlus 5, and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium were the most interesting high-profile devices that arrived during the first half of 2017. It won't be too far-fetched to say that these marked a paradigm shift for the smartphone market - if not for anything else, those set the tone for the second half of 2017 and early 2018.
June 30, 2017
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Common Galaxy S8 problems and how to fix them
If you're having trouble with your phone, we're here to help.
July 10, 2017
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Common Google Pixel problems and how to fix them
Pixel problems? Here are the most common problems and how to fix them.
December 29, 2016
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Common LG G6 problems and how to fix them
Having issues with your LG G6? We're here to help.
May 31, 2017
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Common OnePlus 5 problems and how to fix them
Everyone's phone has a problem at some point.
July 31, 2017
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Community Review: tech21 Evo Wallet Active Edition for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Cases, cases, cases, I love cases, down in my pocket. In the past, I have reviewed minimalist-style cases, luxurious wood-laden cases, protective cases straight out of Fort Knox, and now, I am trying out a fit-life, active-style convertible case designed by tech21, and no, your eyes aren't deceiving you... I said "convertible".
August 31, 2017
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Compact View all the websites including Netflix with this free app
A new free app lets you display any website you want with a picture-in-picture mode so you can have live info all the time (or watch Netflix).
August 14, 2017
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Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8
A company that you probably never heard of has inadvertently revealed information pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone. Dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, this premium model is widely expected to include features including 3D sensing and AR capabilities.
June 19, 2017
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Concept video imagines what Microsoft's Surface Phone could look like
Rumors of a Microsoft 'Surface phone' have been swirling for years, but the mythical device - once predicted to launch in 2016 - isn't expected to arrive until next year. There's been a great deal of speculation about what Microsoft has planned for the device, especially when you consider that the company has gone to great lengths to wind down its existing phone business.
August 16, 2017
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Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint scanner
In recent years, fingerprint scanners have become almost ubiquitous when it comes to high-end (and even mid-end, or more modest) smartphones.
May 24, 2017
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 20, 2016
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 21, 2016
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Connected Devices App on Android Implements Easy Sharing to Windows 10 Devices from Android Handsets
Yesterday, I told you about a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, Connected Devices, that I had discovered that facilitated easy sharing of text, URLs, images, and other files across a local network between Windows 10 devices.
June 19, 2017
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Consumers expect mobile devices to transform
When Microsoft says we'll be holding much more than a mere smartphone in our palms in a few years, they weren't exaggerating. A new Gemalto survey says that by 2025, consumers expect mobile devices to become much more than what they are today.
May 26, 2017
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Cool off your home screen with a dip in these ocean wallpapers
It's summer; it's hot, and can someone PLEASE take me to the beach?
August 2, 2017
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Copper Nokia 6 to be released in the US in August
Last week, HMD Global announced that the Nokia 6 would be officially released in the US in early July via Amazon. Now, we know exactly when the handset will start shipping, and we also know that one of its color variants won't be released before August.
July 3, 2017
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CopyCat Android Malware Infected 14 Million Devices Last Year
Google has stepped up its efforts to secure Android in recent years, but exploits are bound to happen with billions of devices out there. Security firms are reporting on a particularly successful strain of malware called CopyCat, which reportedly hit some 14 million devices last year, and successfully gained root access on about 8 million of them. The goal of this scheme was to make money from fraudulent ads and app installs, and the malware creators probably made a lot of it.
July 7, 2017
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CopyCat malware infected 14 million outdated Android devices
The virus made millions by infecting millions of phones with fake apps to churn out fraudulent ad revenue.
July 6, 2017
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Coral blue Galaxy S8 confirmed for the UK, coming this month
The coral blue phone is exclusive to the UK's Carphone Warehouse, while arctic silver will be exclusive to EE. Choose wisely.
June 8, 2017
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Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere
The new design could mean a single smartphone model that works everywhere
March 17, 2017
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Cortana for Android adds new color customization options
A new update is available for the Cortana app on Android, which adds a touch of customization to the digital assistant. If you weren't happy with the color choice in the redesign that happened earlier this month, you're in luck.
December 29, 2016
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Cortana's "Pick up where you left off" Feature is almost Windows Timeline Light
About six weeks ago we learned via Twitter that Windows Timeline, a feature that was announced and demoed at Build 2017 this past May, would not be shipping with the Fall Creators Update.
August 15, 2017
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Could all iPhones in 2018 get this screen?
Apple will wave bye-bye to LCD screens and go all-OLED, all the time, according to a new report.
July 6, 2017
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Could Dish & Amazon Partner To Become Your Next Wireless Provider?
With AT&T buying DirecTV, and Comcast now offering wireless service, seems like Dish Network is being left out. But the nation's number-two satellite provider has reportedly been chatting with Amazon about the possibility of creating a new wireless network.
July 6, 2017
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Courage: No headphone jacks on the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, new rumor says
The rumor mill once again churns out a rather important piece of information pertaining to Google's upcoming Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.
August 3, 2017
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Crashy Android apps will get downranked in the Google Play Store
Google has been getting more aggressive at promoting good Android apps in the Play Store lately, mainly by demoting bad apps in its search rankings. The latest way that's happening, as Google puts it, is that the company is ॥uro;�incorporating app quality signals in our ranking algorithms.॥uro;�
August 3, 2017
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Crazy for 8s: The forgotten iPhone of 2017
The Macalope is fascinated by the collective madness that has seized technology coverage in 2017. It might be understandable that people mostly want to talk about the iPhone 8, since it'll be the high-end model. What is really weird, however, is how many refuse to even mention the iPhone 7s.
August 31, 2017
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Created to do Bigger Things: The Design of the Galaxy Note8
With the Galaxy Note8, Samsung continues to showcase its heritage in both hardware and software innovation. The phone offers an optimal user experience with a large form factor that easily fits in one hand, innovative display design and technologies, and a line-up of thoughtfully designed accessories.
August 23, 2017
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Creator of Apple's smartphone keyboard reveals early iPhone prototypes
'We called them Wallabies'
June 29, 2017
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Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents
A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.
May 26, 2017
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Cricket Wireless Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know
Here's everything you need to know about the AT&T MVNO.
July 31, 2017
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CSHELL, feature2 and the future: Microsoft's Windows 10 mobile plans are becoming clearer
Microsoft's mobile business has been in continuous decline for some time now, and the company's silence over the future of its smartphone efforts has frustrated even its most ardent fans.
May 30, 2017
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Cult Sega Genesis arcade fighter Comix Zone gets dusted off for the iPhone
Comix Zone is a cult classic game for the SEGA Genesis console. It pushed the late 80s-era 16-bit hardware to its limits, delivering an incredibly lifelike (at the time) comics brawler experience on top of an epic soundtrack! It's fondly remembered both for its outstanding presentation and notorious difficulty. Simply put, you get beat up and die a lot, no matter how skilled you are with the Genesis' awfully fragile joypad.
May 24, 2017
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Custom processors may come to Pixel as Google hires ex-Apple chip designer
Google has been slowly expanding its hardware division, most notably with the new line of Pixel phones. Now, it appears as though Google has interest in designing its own custom silicon chips with the new hire of an Apple alumn who worked as a processor designer at Apple for eight years.
June 13, 2017
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Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand
ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers -- an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80's Mac charm.
March 17, 2017
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Customer Records For Millions Of Verizon Subscribers Exposed
It's a day ending in the letter "Y," so we're not surprised that yet another breach of customer information is making the news: In the latest, a cyber security firm says information for at least 14 million Verizon residential and small business wireline customers was found on an unsecured web server, allowing anyone on the Internet to access it. Verizon says that figure was closer to six million customer records.
July 12, 2017
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Customization extravaganza: Best new Android icon packs (July 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
July 11, 2017
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Customization extravaganza: Best new icon packs for Android (June 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
June 16, 2017
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Cute iPhone: check out this 2.54-inch iPhone 7 Plus clone
We often see little-known Chinese manufacturers taking design cues from Apple's super-popular iPhone. Perhaps not to try and fool anybody, but sell a device that looks similar to the prestigious flagship, at a fraction of the cost.
August 16, 2017
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Cyanogen Inc. shuts down CyanogenMod in Christmas bloodbath
Open source Android ROM project dies, developers launch fork.
December 27, 2016
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Dad creates app that forces kids to see parents' texts
Commentary: ReplyASAP takes over a phone screen and demands attention. Now.
August 23, 2017
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Dai Nippon Printing to supply FMM masks to BOE Display
According to ET News, Japan's Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has terminated Samsung's exclusivity for the company's fine metal masks (FMM) products. DNP is now offering its masks to other OLED makers, and have already signed up BOE Display as a customer.
June 19, 2017
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Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?
Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here's another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm's older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it.
March 17, 2017
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Dating apps are embracing video
Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking -- especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry's larger embrace of "Stories' as a means of offering an angle into people's lives, activities, and interests.
June 27, 2017
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Daydream Keyboard is getting support for more languages, layout improvements
The Daydream Keyboard has more than a million download in the Google Play Store, which proves VR (virtual reality) is becoming more and more popular among smartphone users.
May 26, 2017
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Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones
Google's brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.
July 31, 2017
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Dead serious: How to haunt people after you've gone... using your smartphone
This app could have grave consequences etc
June 30, 2017
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Debugging a killer launcher feature: Why Google Now on third-party launchers has to jump through hoops
Google Now's feed is a killer launcher feature with a killer requirement.
July 27, 2017
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Deep Learning To Soon Bring Pro-Level Photography To Smartphones
Google researchers have been working on a project in which deep learning is used to create "professional-level photographs.' The project shows that in the near future, all photos could look like they were taken by professionals, and pictures taken with smartphones could benefit the most from this technology over the coming years.
July 14, 2017
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Depth-sensing tech from Qualcomm challenges Apple
New camera and image processing technology from Qualcomm promises to change how Android smartphones and VR headsets see the world. Depth sensing isn't new to smartphones and tablets, first seeing significant use in Google's Project Tango and Intel's RealSense Technology.
August 15, 2017
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Desperate Housewives mobile spin-off lands in the App Store
The 8-season series that ended back in 2012, Desperate Housewives is getting a mobile game. Back in 2006, developer Liquid Entertainment and publisher Buena Vista Games launched a Desperate Wives game on PC, but the Windows title received only mixed reviews in the gaming media.
June 29, 2017
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Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier
Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.
December 22, 2016
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Despite Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, the Windows phone app is being killed Off
Late last year, Microsoft purchased professional networking service LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion. Hence, the company's announcement of ending support for the platform's Windows phone app back in January came as a lot of surprise for users of Microsoft's mobile operating system.
July 13, 2017
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Destroy the walking dead with Soldiers versus Zombies Defense for Windows 10 Mobile
Soldiers versus Zombies Defense is an entertaining tower-defense style game for Windows 10 Mobile, in which you must defend your town from zombie hordes.
June 5, 2017
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Deutsche Bank says analysts are too bullish on the Apple iPhone 8
A vast majority of the analysts who have publicly commented on their estimates for Apple iPhone 8 sales or shipments, have been bullish about the device. Back in March, Morgan Stanley tech analyst Katy Huberty said that she expects Apple to sell 20% more iPhone units on a year-to-year basis in fiscal year 2018, thanks to the 10th anniversary model.
July 11, 2017
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Developers: A must-read to get your apps ready for Android O's new shortcuts and widgets
Tapping and swiping can do so much more in Android O.
July 28, 2017
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DeX station for Samsung Galaxy S8 lands in Canada, costs more than in the US
Would you pay 150 bucks for a gadget that can turn your brand-new, fancy smartphone into a desktop computer? Maybe if you are a business professional seeking ultimate mobility and you want to have all the office productivity you need in a single device, you might find that price appealing.
May 26, 2017
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Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems
What are you likely to get when you ask Apple questions about presumed problems with devices they haven't announced yet? Let's find out.
June 13, 2017
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Did a company just accidentally confirm that iPhone 8 supports Qi wireless charging?
The iPhone 8 should be arriving next month, and speculation and rumors about the device are coming fast and furiously. Heck, I found myself staring at Apple CEO Tim Cook's crotch on Twitter today. Don't judge me, please.
August 23, 2017
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Did Samsung just accidentally reveal the Galaxy Note 8's front?
Let's not get too excited.
July 13, 2017
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Did you get insurance with your Galaxy S8?
Smashing your phone sucks. But insurance may not always be the answer.
July 17, 2017
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Did you hear the one about a monkey suing a photographer for infringement?
"Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law."
July 11, 2017
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Digital forensics: the smart person's guide
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about digital forensics, the science of recovering data from computers, networks, mobile phones, and IoT devices.
December 21, 2016
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Digitimes: SDC will only be able to supply 3-4 million flexible OLEDs to Apple upon the iPhone 8 launch
Digitimes reports that Apple will only be able to ship a very limited number of OLED iPhones following the expected launch in September, as SDC's capacity will be limited to about 3-4 million flexible OLED displays.
June 28, 2017
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Disko is a great new app that brings Discogs to Windows 10
Discogs is a huge resource for music collectors and this neat app is a nice way to use it on Windows 10.
August 8, 2017
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Disclaimer: OnePlus 5's telephoto lens doesn't do 2x optical zoom
The OnePlus 5 has launched and, aside from a lot of hype and long, long lines at the pop-up events around the world, the phone's early days have also been a bit... bumpy. First, there was the controversy with the handset's actual design, being incredibly reminiscent of you-know-who. Then, the whole "benchmark cheating" ordeal. Now, there seems to be a bit of confusion around the telephoto lens' zooming capabilities.
June 22, 2017
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Discover cards finally make their way to Samsung Pay
When Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, a lot of card companies promised to support it in the near future. Among them was Discover, that said its cards will make their way to the platform by early 2016. Needless to say, they didn't.
June 26, 2017
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Disney MaxPass: Everything you need to know!
Here's everything you need to know about Disney's new MaxPass system for Disneyland.
July 14, 2017
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Dixons Carphone stirs PC Curry, reports 10% profit gravy
Record £500m full-year figure for borg
June 28, 2017
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Dixons Carphone: Brexit not a factor as Brits' gadget lust holds strong
Gloom and doom? Consumers still shopping with us, trills CEO
May 24, 2017
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DIY: Make Your Earbuds Fit Perfectly with Sugru
Do your earbuds constantly fall out during workouts? Here's an inexpensive way to fix them instead of buying new ones!
May 31, 2017
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Djay Pro is now on the iPhone
Algoriddim's goal over the past few years has been to redefine how much hardware and experience you need to be a DJ, and today it's taking things to their natural conclusion by cramming every feature it can into the iPhone.
December 21, 2016
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Do bigger things for longer: Protect your Galaxy Note 8 with a Caseology case!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is quite striking to look at. Encompassed by almost non-existent bezels, the dual-curved 6.3-inch Infinity Display at the front makes the handset one of the finest representatives of the Galaxy family. A gleaming glass panel at the back adds a finishing touch to the phone's futuristic visage.
August 23, 2017
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Do Bigger Things with Samsung Galaxy Note8, the Next Level Note
Designed to help you achieve more in work and life with an Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
August 23, 2017
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Do children act out because parents check their smartphones too often?
As more and more of us admit to being unable to imagine our lives without a smartphone, a new study investigates the impact of technology on parenting and child behavior.
May 29, 2017
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Do cops need a warrant to stalk you using your cellphone records? US Supremes to mull it over
Armed robbery case goes to America's highest court
June 5, 2017
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Do More, Play More: The Entertainment and Productivity Features of the Galaxy Note8
Inspired by the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note8 builds on Samsung's heritage of creating stunning designs with meaningful functionality, incorporating a large, bezel-less Infinity Display to allow users to see more, do more and play more. Additional screen space paired with enhanced entertainment features and refined multitasking capabilities make the Galaxy Note8 the ideal device for those who want do bigger things in work and life.
August 23, 2017
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Do you like the new Control Center in iOS 11?
The Control Center of iOS is a little overlay, which an iPhone user will probably open about a dozen times per day, as it contains nifty buttons for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, quick shortcuts to Calculator and Flashlight, and sliders for display brightness and sound volume.
June 7, 2017
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Do you miss "old" Samsung -- removable backs, IR blasters, plastic design?
There's an ever-going battle in the smartphone-loving communities. In one corner, we have those who like their device to look and feel premium -- why drop $700 on an expensive piece of hardware if it's not going to make heads turn, right? On the other end, we have power users who could care less about looks and prefer to have the most decked-out phone in terms of both hardware and software.
July 25, 2017
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Do you think a newcomer stands a chance against the Apple-Samsung duopoly?
Love it or hate it, the flagship phone market is increasingly becoming a playground for two. Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S line are duking it out in the pit on a regular basis with varied success, barely leaving a space for the other fighters. There is a good reason for that - both are gigantic companies that offer unique propositions that are hard to replicate.
July 7, 2017
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Does it make sense to upgrade from the Lumia 930 to Lumia 950?
Still using a Lumia 930? Perhaps you should consider an upgrade to the Lumia 950, which would deliver faster performance and better battery life.
June 6, 2017
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Does Microsoft's brass still believe it has a chance in the phone market?
With one of Microsoft's most celebrated Windows Phone customers, the NYPD, expected to dump their devices for iPhones, is there really even a toehold for Microsoft in the business-phone space?
August 28, 2017
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Does size matter? Xperia XZ1 Compact specs comparison against the big boys -- Galaxy S8, LG G6
So, Sony has just announced two of its new top-shelf smartphones and let's celebrate -- the Compact series is back to bearing flagship specs! Yeah, if you recall, last year the Compacts took a small turn. Instead of being top-tier, the mini series moved to the X line with the Xperia X Compact, which was more of a midrange smartphone.
August 31, 2017
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Does this iPhone 8 case spill the beans?
One company has already started preorders on an iPhone 8 case, even though we're likely months away.
June 19, 2017
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Does this look infected to you? Google launches a SAMBA app for Android
If you missed out on having all your files encrypted and the chance to send bitcoin to a bunch of misanthropes who have no plans on unencrypting those files after you do, then download this new app from Google Play! Then you can enable SMBv1 on all your other machines so your Android can share the virus amongst your other machines, perhaps you could even share this unforgettable experience with your friends and family.
July 10, 2017
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Doing the Math: All Windows 10 Mobile Support likely to end in December 2019
One of the things we do every once in a while is try to read the tea leaves when it comes to various Microsoft products and services.
August 28, 2017
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Don't be this idiot who knifed a store demo Galaxy S8 to test its durability
Modern smartphones are pretty tough. The Galaxy S8 remarkably so. But don't test it using equipment that isn't yours.
June 19, 2017
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Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017
Changes to the way storage works in phones which ship with Nougat, combined with larger app sizes and more common 64GB models, means you should think twice before buying a 32GB flagship.
December 30, 2016
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Don't buy Android if you care about mobile photography, says former Google SVP
Flagships like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 all have such great cameras that it can be really hard to definitively say which one is the best option for mobile photographers. Reviews, comparisons and blind tests all point to different winners, but, more often that not, you will usually find an Android smartphone at the top.
July 31, 2017
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Don't get scammed by iMessages
It looks like scammers are hitting Apple again. This time it's through the Messages app.
August 16, 2017
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Don't go to a carrier just to get smartphone financing -- there are better ways
There are better ways to buy a phone affordably than running to the nearest carrier stores.
July 11, 2017
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Don't Starve: Pocket Edition for iOS is on sale for just $0.99 on the App Store
One of the most popular PC survival games, Don't Starve made its debut on smaller screens about two years ago. The so-called Pocket Edition version of the game is now up for grabs on both Android and iOS platforms, but it will not come for free.
July 14, 2017
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Don't throw away your shot at awesome content with the official Hamilton app
Hamilton has taken over Broadway and pop culture. What comes next?
August 11, 2017
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Don't use Windows 10 to move data on your Android phone
Details are still sketchy, but if you use Windows 10 to move data on a USB-attached Android phone or tablet, you may lose your files.
August 31, 2017
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Done and done: BlackBerry ties up $940m settlement with Qualcomm
Patent case wraps up as sides agree on final tally
May 26, 2017
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Download Android 'Oreo' Beta from Google now
Android can be a bit of a pain in the butt, as new versions of the operating system don't reach all devices -- even new ones. Unlike iOS where Apple provides updates to all of its devices for years, many Android manufacturers seldom ever issue updates. Heck, it is possible to buy a phone or tablet and never get an OS update!
May 17, 2017
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Download the leaked Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers!
Download Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 wallpapers now!
August 8, 2017
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Download the new iOS 11 Beta wallpaper right here
The new iOS 11 beta is here and we've been exploring it for a while. So far, it seems like an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary upgrade with many new features here and there, most importantly a revamped Control Center, a new file manager app, and supercharged Siri.
June 6, 2017
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Download the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers in 4K
Abstract wallpapers from the latest OnePlus flagship.
June 21, 2017
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Download the third beta of Android Nougat for OnePlus 3 now!
The OnePlus 3T may be the replacement for the (slightly) earlier OnePlus 3, but this certainly does not mean that the original has been forgotten. Having already released preview version of Android 7.0 for the flagship killer, OnePlus has now launched its third beta of Nougat for the handset.
December 28, 2016
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Dozens of Essential customers fuming as email containing personal info is openly shared
The Essential phone hasn't even arrived in the hands of customers yet, despite shipments reportedly going out before last weekend. But for a number of customers, the wait has become even more frustrating as Andy Rubin's company has unwittingly leaked the personal details of an unknown number of customers, which include drivers licenses, home addresses, passports, credit card statements, and telephone numbers.
August 31, 2017
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'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
May 25, 2017
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Drink up me hearty pirate wallpapers!
Yo ho, yo ho... It's a pirate's life for me!
May 25, 2017
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Dual-screen Yota3 phone launches this autumn, but won't be the mighty flagship you hoped for
Two and a half years have passed since the YotaPhone 2 made its official debut, before going on sale in early 2015. The handset had a flagship-class Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and plenty of other high-end specs - but like its predecessor, the most distinctive feature of the YotaPhone 2 was the fact that it had two displays: a 5-inch full-color Full HD AMOLED on the front, and a slightly smaller, lower-resolution, monochromatic e-ink display on the rear.
June 19, 2017
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Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 gets priced, starts at around $359
When the YotaPhone 2 was announced, it was quite a unique smartphone, having two displays; one full color and the other e-ink. While plans for a successor were quickly announced, making claims that it would arrive in 2016, it wouldn't be until 2017 that we would start hearing more about the handset. Now, after a few months of little bits here and there, the pricing of the upcoming models has been revealed, starting at around $360.
August 18, 2017
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Duolingo gets social
Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. the company, whose app has now been used by over 150 million people, realized as much and today, with the launch of Duolingo Language Clubs, it's adding a new (and optional) social component to its language learning experience.
December 29, 2016
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EasilyDo changes name to Edison, adds cool AI features to Email app
Back in February, we took a look at Email by EasilyDo -- an awesome smart email app, which makes things easier with customizable swipe gestures, easy unsibscribing from unwanted spam mail, algorithms that recognize shipping numbers or travel arrangements straight from the emails, and more.
August 4, 2017
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eBay will soon let you shop using photos
New features are due this Fall
July 27, 2017
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EE showcases Gigabit LTE in the UK
British operator is Europe's first carrier to showcase Gigabit LTE, using Sony's Xperia XZ Premium.
July 5, 2017
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EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders
The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders -- describing these as "highly intrusive forays into travelers' private information".
August 9, 2017
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Eight Galaxys, six Gs and three weeks [#acpodcast]
The wait won't be too long between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but three weeks is an eternity in phone years.
March 17, 2017
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Ellp automates PC tasks with a click
Ellp is a free tool which delivers very simple, script-free automation of common PC and other tasks. There are no menus, no complex dialog boxes, no command-line arguments, nothing to learn at all. you can get started in seconds and leave Ellp to do all the real work.
December 19, 2016
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Email to Essential smartphone users causes alarm
Essential made a rookie mistake with a support email it recently sent to its smartphone users, causing people to think it was from a hacker.
August 31, 2017
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Emotional rollercoaster: new video allegedly shows back-mounted Touch ID on the iPhone 8
As you probably well know, this year, we are about to see a special iPhone launch -- alongside the "regular" iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, we will be seeing a 3rd "premium" model, which we currently call the iPhone 8, with minimal bezels and an all-screen front.
August 22, 2017
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Employees will pay for lunch at the new Apple campus, because Steve Jobs said so
Apple is well on its way to putting the final touches on its next-gen, beyond-awesome campus, tentatively referred to as 'the spaceship campus', and now officially called Apple Park.
July 27, 2017
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Encrypted chat app Signal adds domain fronting to bypass censorship in the Middle East
Signal is now routing its traffic through Google's CDNs.
December 22, 2016
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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
The app routes requests through Google's servers to make it harder for governments to block them
December 22, 2016
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End of the line for Remix OS as Jide shifts its energy towards the enterprise
It was only in July last year that Remix OS, an Android-based operating system for PCs, was bumped up to Version 3.0, which featured Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the hood. In fact, news of the upgrade came hot on the heels of an announcement from Chuwi with regards to the release of its $239 Vi10 Plus tablet that dual-booted Remix OS and Windows 10. A little over a month later, Jide Technology then followed up with a 'developer preview" of the OS leveraging Android 7.0 Nougat.
July 18, 2017
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End of the line: Microsoft is no longer selling any Lumia Windows phones on its US store
Earlier this month, Microsoft's UK store ran out of stock of all its Windows 10 Mobile devices. this week, its US store sold out of all unlocked models of the same handsets too. Now, it seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the US.
December 30, 2016
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Enterprise Smartphones Gain, Tablets Wane
Business demand for smartphones, particularly the new iPhone 7, pushed shipments up in Q3, reports Strategy Analytics.
December 22, 2016
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Epic Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition to hit iOS this summer
After seemingly abandoning the franchise for a couple of years, publisher Capcom is planning a return for Street Fighter to mobile. The Japanese company announced Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition for Apple devices. This is going to be a fresh coat of paint over the regular Street Fighter IV, which has grown rather long in the tooth since its first release in 2010.
May 26, 2017
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Eyes off my screen: Apple patent outlines display tech with adjustable viewing angles
Usually, a wide viewing angle on a smartphone screen, or any screen for that matter, is generally a desirable thing. It makes the viewing experience much more comfortable as parts of the display don't distort or go black if you skew your device by an inch. But, for some situations, you really don't want your display to be visible from extreme angles -- when you're chatting with your significant other while commuting, for example, or when viewing sensitive data like your bank account or company documents.
August 4, 2017
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Essential Accessories For Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Perfect partners for your Pixel.
July 26, 2017
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Essential Accessories for Moto Z
What are the best accessories for the Moto Z?
June 15, 2017
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Essential accessories for the OnePlus 5
Unsure of where to go to equip your OnePlus 5? Let us help you in your time of need with this list of worthy things.
June 26, 2017
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Essential claims its dual-camera system will capture superior photographs
Using both color and black-and-white images
July 27, 2017
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Essential 'phishing attack' was just sloppy email practice [Andy Rubin responds]
If you've received an email from Essential asking for additional information, do not reply to it.
August 31, 2017
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Essential Phone begins shipping to customers
The Essential Phone started arriving in the hands of media and reviewers just last week, and as of today it's now also shipping out to its first customers. Essential announced the news via its Twitter account, and told early buyers to keep an eye out for tracking info sent out via email.
August 25, 2017
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Essential Phone begins shipping, only 58 days late (update)
Or three days late, depending how you count.
August 25, 2017
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Essential Phone coming to Canada as a Telus exclusive
Telus nabs Andy Rubin's Essential Phone for sole distribution up in Canada.
June 15, 2017
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Essential phone first camera samples and dual-camera setup explained
Andy Rubin's (supposedly) soon-to-be released Essential phone has been the topic of heated discussion since it was revealed in late May. As much as there is excitement surrounding the new smartphone venture helmed by none other than the father of Android himself, there is no shortage of controversy tied to it either. But let's leave all that aside for a moment, and instead of mulling over how the Essential phone could fail, let's instead take a look at one of its most exciting features--no, not the almost edge-to-edge display--the dual camera setup on its back!
July 28, 2017
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Essential Phone in 'mass production' as Amazon, Tencent add backing
The startup's phone will be sold unlocked on Amazon, Best Buy and Essential.com, as well as through Sprint.
August 9, 2017
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Essential Phone is a new flagship from the creator of Android
Smartphones have come a long way since Apple introduced the first iPhone, but there are people who believe that all the advancements that we've seen in recent years are not enough. Andy Rubin, who created Android, is one of them, which is why he has come up with an interesting new design for his new company's first smartphone.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone moves closer to availability with Best Buy listing
Still no release date, though
August 4, 2017
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Essential Phone phishing scam: Wrongdoers try to steal customers' sensitive data through email
It seems that select to-be adopters of the Essential Phone have fallen victims to a lowly phishing scam. Wrongdoers, posing as Essential Products Customer Care, have tried to acquir pictures of official document--driver's license, state ID, or passport-- from customers, leading them to believe that said documents need to be presented in order to validate their Essential Phone orders.
August 31, 2017
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Essential Phone orders are finally shipping, for real this time
Now we can turn our focus to the actual phone, right?
August 29, 2017
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Essential Phone release date, price, and availability: all we know so far
It was May 30 when the Essential Phone was officially announced. Its unveiling was a big deal -- not only because we rarely see a new company entering the smartphone market, and not only because the phone itself was looking top notch, with premium, modern design, high-end hardware specs, and clean Android software to top it all off.
July 17, 2017
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Essential Phone reportedly coming to the UK, Europe and Japan
EE among carriers in discussion with Android founder's company over exclusivity deal.
July 17, 2017
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Essential Phone review: One (big) step away from the flagship competition
When it comes to joining the smartphone market, the path isn't simply defined.
August 29, 2017
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Essential Phone specs versus Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus
Compare the new Essential Phone spec by spec with the big beasts of the phone market right now.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone to be a Sprint exclusive in the US
Until now, the only place to order, or more precisely, to make a reservation for the Essential Phone in the US has been the official website of the company. The situation is about to change, however.
June 12, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Galaxy S8+ versus Apple iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6: a four-way specs comparison
Andy Rubin's latest foray into hardware is now official with the Essential phone, a device that arrives with a splash and obviously skimps neither on specs nor on appearance.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7 Plus versus LG G6 and others: size comparison
The Essential Phone has broken cover and it aims at the very top of the hill: the palace atop mountain flagshipia where the Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world reside.
May 30, 2017
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Essential Phone versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Battle of the New Flagships
Andy Rubin is famous for founding Android, which was later acquired by Google and turned into the largest computing platform on Earth. He left Google several years ago to look for new challenges, and now he's arrived back in the Android ecosystem with a startup known as Essential. The company revealed its first phone this week after teasing it several weeks previously.
June 2, 2017
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Essential Phone will get two more magnetic accessories
The Essential Phone reviews are in and the consensus is that the handset is surprisingly well built and has an unmistakable premium feel. It also ships with an optional bundle with a 360-degree 4K camera that cleverly snaps to the phone via magnetic pins.
August 21, 2017
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Essential Phone: Bold, beautiful, very first-gen
There's so much to say about the big, brash experiment that is the Essential Phone, I almost don't know where to begin.
August 18, 2017
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Essential shows off the quality of the 360-degree camera add-on for its new PH-1 handset
It was only a week ago that Andy Rubin's Essential, revealed to the world its latest product, the PH-1. While the handset offers an impressive near-bezel-less display and top-tier specifications, it also has an interesting feature that allows it to accept different types of accessories via its magnetic pogo connection. One of the first accessories that will be available for the phone will be a 360 camera. Today, the firm has shown off some samples from that camera.
June 6, 2017
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Essential's snap-on 360 camera has some growing up to do
In the past, 360-degree cameras have been standalone devices with their own lenses, sensors, image processors, batteries, and cases. Not anymore. Essential's first smartphone accessory, the Essential 360° Camera, makes spherical photography just a little more convenient by pairing camera and phone. Yes, it's a smartphone add-on, but make no mistake: The Essential 360 Camera boasts a lot of impressive tech.
August 18, 2017
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Essentially losing it: Unbridled enthusiasm for an upcoming phone
Andy Rubin revealed more information about the iPhone-killing Essential Phone this week and, if you're curious about it, never fear because The Verge has published no fewer than infinity stories on it.
June 1, 2017
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Essentially puzzling: Rubin's hype-phone ties up with... Sprint?
Phone with no customers latches onto least popular major carrier
June 12, 2017
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European MPs push for right to repair rules
A smartphone should be as fixable as a refrigerator
July 6, 2017
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Even if Windows 10 Mobile succeeded, Microsoft would still be pursuing a post-smartphone strategy
I recently wrote that Windows 10 Mobile has devolved into a "beta platform" where Microsoft is continuing investment only to maintain development of ARM and cellular connectivity in preparation for future devices.
August 7, 2017
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Even more Meizu Pro 7 leaked images show what playing Pac Man on its secondary screen looks like
The Meizu Pro 7 has been leaking a lot over the past few weeks, in a somewhat finished state. This must mean that the smartphone is nearing release, which is good news for fans of the Chinese brand -- or anyone with a liking for unorthodox smartphones.
July 3, 2017
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Even Steve Jobs didn't understand what the iPhone truly was
The iPhone killed the concept of a phone as we knew it
June 29, 2017
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Ever wonder why those Apple iPhone updates take so damn long?
Turns out Apple execs were testing new file system on you
June 13, 2017
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Evergrow for iPhone proves matching-based puzzle games are actually super exciting
This game has it all: Pretty colors, cute graphics, and a heady mix of puzzle frenzy.
August 18, 2017
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Evernote discontinues support for its BlackBerry and Windows Phone apps
Evernote, the complex organizer application for mobile devices, will be pulled from two of the platforms that have dropped under 1% market share worldwide.
June 26, 2017
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Evernote is ending support for its apps on BlackBerry and Windows phones
Today, Evernote announced that it will be ending support for its apps on BlackBerry and Windows phones, with an intent on spending more resources on development for Windows PCs, macOS, iOS, Android, and the web app. The firm isn't providing a lot of notice either, as the app will meet its end on June 29, 2017, which is this Thursday.
June 26, 2017
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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next
Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun.
August 4, 2017
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Everyone but Apple is slowing down on chip orders ahead of the iPhone 8
If you're in the smartphone business and your name isn't Apple, fall is sort of the dry season of the year: that's when the latest iPhone is released, and trying to challenge its dominance never really works out. And it appears that on the tenth anniversary of Apple's first smartphone, other manufacturers have learned their bitter lesson: according to Digitimes, industry sources indicate slowing demand for chips from companies other than Apple.
July 24, 2017
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Everyone Is Freaking Out About iPhone's New Video Screen Capture Feature
We're all used to snapping a screen shot to document whatever is on the phone screen -- a text from an ex so you can send it to your friends, a photo of a receipt for business expenses, whathaveyou. But now that the newest version of iOS allows users to capture video recordings of what's happening on the screen, people are totally freaking out.
June 8, 2017
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Everyone seems to hate the new Skype
Microsoft's radical redesign of Skype isn't going down well. While Android users have had access to the new Skype design for a month, the refresh only debuted on iPhone a couple of weeks ago. Ratings of the Skype app on Apple's App Store have plummeted worldwide since the new Skype launched. In the UK App Store Skype is now rated at just 1 star, while ratings have fallen from 3.5 stars in the US to just 1.5 stars. The same is happening across European App Store ratings for Skype, and the feedback appears to be very similar.
July 14, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Android Oreo emoji, fonts, and icons
Android Oreo is about more than big, sweeping changes this year -- it's also about fixing some of Android smaller-but-stickier problems.
August 23, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Bixby Voice
We have early access to the Galaxy S8's built-in Bixby Voice. Here's another look at what's coming to a Galaxy S8 near you.
June 22, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the T-Mobile ONE unlimited plan
A complete breakdown of T-Mobile's ONE plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service from Big Magenta.
July 10, 2017
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Everything You've Wanted to Know About the Galaxy S8's Audio Features
A smartphone's audio capabilities can not only affect the quality of a phone call, but can also make or break one's mobile entertainment experience. Which is exactly why Samsung has incorporated new and improved audio features, functions and controls into the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Find out more about them below.
June 23, 2017
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Ew! HTC jams pop-up adverts into people's smartphone keyboards
Is there nowhere corps won't try and sell you stuff?
July 17, 2017
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Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app
An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today's launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via gestures becomes like muscle memory -- similar to using the dials on a camera.
May 30, 2017
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Excellent iOS photo editor Enlight is now free with optional subscription
Enlight is one of the best options for editing photos on iOS -- it's not quite as advanced as pro-focused apps like Affinity for iPad, but it's powerful and versatile enough for everyday use. Today developer Lightricks is unveiling version 2 of the app, now known as Enlight Photofox, and it's free.
July 6, 2017
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Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update
Bear is one of the best note-taking apps for iOS, and it just got a little bit better in its latest update.
May 26, 2017
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Expect the Note 8 to break the bank (and your wallet)
Leaks point to pricey behemoth
July 24, 2017
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Experimentation continues: Meizu X2 leaks with a circular back display
Nowadays, it's pretty hard to differentiate yourself on the oversaturated Android smartphone market. To make their products unique, companies experiment with different gimmicks to various level of success. Samsung has the edge screens, LG has the wide-angle lenses, HTC introduced a new squeeze feature, Sony worked on a 1000 FPS slow motion -- you get it.
August 8, 2017
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Extend Android device battery life with AMOLED mnml Wallpapers
It's been known for a long time that using dark wallpaper on devices with AMOLED screens can save energy and extend battery life. Exactly how much you'll save depends on the wallpaper, your device and how it's used, but typical figures are 5 to 15 percent.
June 12, 2017
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Ezetap, racing against bigger rivals like Paytm, just raised $16 million in fresh funding
There are more than 1 billion cellphone users in India. The country also abruptly went cashless last November, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that millions of high-denomination currency notes would no longer be legal tender.
August 23, 2017
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Misc. - F

Face ID anti-FUD: Easing anxiety over the unannounced
Change is scary. New is unknown. If and when Apple announces Face ID, I expect we'll see a lot of stress and sensationalism. Just like we did with Touch ID.
August 16, 2017
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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters
Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook's Sponsored Posts suck, but not how you probably imagine
If you've ever purchased anything from a Facebook ad, there's a good chance someone was ripped off.
August 8, 2017
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Facial recognition in the new iPhone would make huge waves
Will Apple embrace facial recognition and iris scans? The mobile industry is preparing for authentication upheaval.
July 11, 2017
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Fans can vote for OnePlus 5 to come in weird 'unicorn' color
OnePlus shows off four potential colors for its upcoming OnePlus 5 phone, including a psychedelic pinkish blue.
May 23, 2017
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Fast-spreading CopyCat Android malware nicks pennies via pop-up ads
Miscreants rake in $1.5m, one annoying mobile pop-up ad at a time...
July 7, 2017
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FCC document reveals low-end LG X charge budget handset
The LG X charge (LG-M327) is a low-end handset that LG has been working on according to FCC documents that have been discovered. Models like the X charge are the ones that you see pre-paid carriers give away to new subscribers, or find priced at a small percentage of what it would cost you to purchase a high-end or flagship device. This is a very competitive area of the smartphone market, and some manufacturers like LG and Motorola have really been able to get their feet wet on both ends of the spectrum.
June 15, 2017
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FCC faces backlash for saying Americans might not need fast home Internet
Everyone should have fast home Internet and mobile access, commenters tell FCC.
August 11, 2017
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FCC gives over $1M in phone subsidies to dead people
A report from government watchdog GAO finds extensive fraud in the FCC's Lifeline program for the poor.
June 29, 2017
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FCC listing shows HTC could be producing the next Pixel with feature called 'Active Edge'
According to a newly discovered Federal Communications Commission (FCC) listing, HTC has filed some interesting documents that could indicate that it will be the manufacturer behind the upcoming successor to the Pixel. While this has been rumored for quite some time, the new listing shows off a variety of evidence that aligns the Taiwanese company with an upcoming smartphone running Android 8.0.1 with an August security patch.
August 15, 2017
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Feeling nostalgic? Check out this iOS 4 linen wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac!
If you want to add a bit of subtle texture and nostalgia to your Apple devices, you've got to check out this wallpaper for iPhone, iPad, and Mac!
August 8, 2017
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File radars early and often: The importance of bug reporting
Why should you file radars? To show Apple, given finite resources, what aspects of your shared customer experience they need to prioritize fixing. Now.
June 7, 2017
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'Final' iPhone 8 design leak depicts 4mm bezels, tips $1100 release price
Whenever a popular phone approaches its announcement date, there is a barrage of case makers that advertise their brands by pushing concept images of the handset snug tightly in their own wrappers.
July 24, 2017
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"Final" Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs allegedly revealed
Shortly after seeing renders that (most likely) show the final design of Samsung's unannounced Galaxy Note 8, we now have a list of alleged "final specs" of the handset. Revealed by Venture Beat, this specs list doesn't really surprise us, as it's in line with most of the details we've already heard about the Note 8.
August 2, 2017
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"Final" schematics leak for Apple iPhone 7s Plus and Apple iPhone 8
So much focus has been put on the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone model that has been dubbed the iPhone 8, that not much has been said about the two other units that will accompany the premium handset. Today, two schematics have surfaced that are reportedly the final drawings for the Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the Apple iPhone 8. These diagrams are believed to be employed in the production of the two phones.
June 8, 2017
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Final version of Android 8.0 Oreo heads to beta program testers; new system images available
Today, following months of speculation, Google finally confirmed that its next major OS update will be known as Android 8.0 Oreo. "After more than a year of development and months of testing by developers and early adopters," Google said, "we're now ready to officially launch Android 8.0 Oreo to the world."
August 21, 2017
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Finally: An Augmented Reality App That Injects The Internet Into Real Life
When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone's map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again--but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want to use the power of augmented reality to appreciate the hidden things around you.
August 8, 2017
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Finally! Person-to-person Apple Pay payments coming to iMessage with iOS 11
Person-to-person payments are finally coming to Apple Pay. This was just announced on stage at Apple's opening keynote at WWDC '17.
June 5, 2017
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Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone
Android's Find My Device feature makes it easy to track down and deal with a missing phone. Here's everything you need to know.
August 17, 2017
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Find My Device: The ultimate guide to finding your lost phone
Find My Device lets you remotely track, lock, and erase the data on a lost or stolen phone.
June 23, 2017
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Find my Friends app finds injured climber, helps save his life
Man climbs cave. Man falls. Man uses Find my Friends to tell rescuers exactly where he is. Man gets saved.
July 28, 2017
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Find your inner peace with the Windows 10 puzzler ERMO
ERMO is a Windows 10 puzzler with a casual pace and plenty of challenges. This puzzle game tests your skills at logic, patience, and deduction.
May 30, 2017
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Fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note7 rises from the ashes as refurbished Galaxy Note Fan Edition
The disaster that was the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been well-documented. After battery defects caused the handset to catch fire, the phone was remotely crippled by Samsung and a recall issued. Now the South Korean company is ready to relaunch the device.
July 3, 2017
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Firefox 8.0 for iOS adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience
These days, it's Google and Chrome that dominates the web browser market, with even Microsoft slipping behind and everyone else playing the role of also-rans. Mozilla has suffered more than most -- since dipping below Chrome into third place in 2011, it's never looked like recovering that market share, but the non-profit is attempting to find itself a niche by playing the outsider card.
July 25, 2017
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Firefox Focus browser with built-in ad blocking lands on Android
Firefox's privacy-focused browser is finally available on Android.
June 21, 2017
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First HTC U 11 night time photos surface: is this the best smartphone camera around?
HTC's new flagship phone, the U 11, has big aspirations: some publications have called it the best camera ever on a phone, but how does it do in one area where smartphone cameras typically struggle, night time photography?
May 23, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 renders leaked out along with some specs
It turns out that these pictures were captured from a video made by a designer. This is just a Huawei Mate 10 concept, NOT the real thing. We've added a video above for a clear view of what the phone could look like.
August 15, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 teaser video reveals new Leica-branded camera
After the well-received Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, Huawei is now readying the release of a brand new Mate series, naturally called Mate 10. As of today, we can take a look at the very first official teaser video for the upcoming smartphone family.
August 21, 2017
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First impressions of Essential's 360-degree camera attachment
Essential has a unique port around back on its debut Phone, which can handle data and power transfer, and which attaches to accessories via magnets. The first such accessory is Essential's own 360 camera, which offers you an easy way to capture immersive images and video in a very small package. The Essential 360 camera is much smaller than most other consumer 360 cameras out there, and aims to be something that's as easy to take with you wherever you go as the phone itself.
August 31, 2017
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First live pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 surface
First live images of the Galaxy Note 8 show off a familiar design.
August 7, 2017
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First live pictures of the Moto G5S Plus leaked out
Motorola is expected to introduce at least two new mid-range smartphones in the second half of the year, the Moto G5S and its bigger Plus brother.
May 26, 2017
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First look at Files, the new file manager in iOS 11
Better late than never, as the old saying goes. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that it will be adding a new application to iOS, appropriately named Files. It will arrive with the launch of iOS 11 later this year and, as you can imagine, it will allow you to browse and manage your stuff -- media, documents, and anything else you might have stored offline or online.
June 7, 2017
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First look at the new iOS 11 App Store
Nine years ago, this great thing happened, and no, we're not talking about the discovery of the cute Barbados threadsnake -- the tiniest snake known to man. Back in 2008, Apple introduced the App Store to Apple OS (that's what iOS was known as back then). For the first time, third-party developers were officially invited to bring native apps to the iPhone, and boy did they deliver! Apple's App Store is currently home to over 2 million apps.
June 12, 2017
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First official Nokia 2 pictures emerge, show front and back sides of the budget phone
Supposedly the cheapest smartphone to be launched by HMD this year, the Nokia 2 will probably be revealed later this month along with the Finnish company's flagship, the Nokia 8.
August 3, 2017
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First official Note 8 camera samples tell the tale of two cameras
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 is the company's first premium handset with two 12-megapixel cameras on its rear, and, while late to the dual camera game, Samsung went all-out with the set. The main wide-angle camera comes with f/1.7 aperture, the one with the telephoto lens sports a narrower, f/2.4 aperture, as can be expected, but both feature optical image stabilization for the first time in a phone. Apart from those two puppies, the Galaxy Note 8 also flaunts an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with the same wide f/1.7 aperture as the main snapper.
August 23, 2017
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First OnePlus 5 dual camera samples: a ton of detail and beautiful portraits
The OnePlus 5 has got a dual camera system with a secondary telephoto lens that can take portrait pictures with blurred backgrounds. Yep, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
June 19, 2017
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First OnePlus 5 update brings bug fixes, camera tweaks
OxygenOS 4.5.2 is now rolling out with bug fixes and stability improvements.
June 26, 2017
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First real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface online
Now that we know pretty much the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it's about time we got to see the obligatory first potatocam photos of an actual, real-life prototype of the phone. And here they are in their full glory, complete with tons of blurred-out and masked text, URLs, and prototype IDs.
August 7, 2017
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First screenshot from the Essential Phone shows one weird looking status bar
People have argued a lot about whether the Essential Phone's display cutout is ugly or not -- so much so, that they've missed another, more important question: how will it impact the user interface? Having a tall hole at the top of your screen certainly doesn't sound like the best idea, though, the device seems to compensate for this by making the status bar extra tall.
July 31, 2017
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First Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus promo videos are here
Today at IFA 2017, Sony unveiled three brand new smartphones: Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XA1 Plus. Interestingly, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both of which offer high-end features, will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, likely being among the first in the world to do so. But the mid-range XA1 Plus (running Android 7 Nougat) is not to be overlooked, as it packs a generous 3430 mAh battery - the largest we've seen on a modern Sony phone thus far.
August 31, 2017
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First-ever render of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact shows a familiar-looking device
Sony's pre-IFA 2017 show is almost here, so it's only natural that leaks of the three devices rumored to be released will start pouring in. Following our first-ever look at the Xperia XZ1 from just two days ago, we now have a similar, schematics-based render of its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, once again courtesy of serial leakster OnLeaks.
August 17, 2017
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Fishing for Ice Lake rumours
It's Friday so why not engage in some speculation with us about Intel's upcoming new chips? We will start off by confusing the issue with a post detailing Intel's naming conventions that The Inquirer found.
August 18, 2017
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Five Google Tango apps your AR phone needs right now
Bend your reality with these awesome AR apps.
August 15, 2017
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Five habits for a successful mobile-first business
A business needs to think about a mobile-first workflow. Employees and management are constantly doing work from smartphones or tablets. Not only is it convenient when on the go, but it's a time-saver: replying to a message or an email can be done quickly while discreetly pretending to pay attention in a meeting.
August 9, 2017
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Five iPhone apps to help you stop losing your stuff
There are hundreds of tracking apps and devices claiming to help you find your stuff. Here are the good ones.
July 5, 2017
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Five Things You Might Not Know From 'The Secret History of the iPhone'
In his new book The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, Brian Merchant gives us a rare look inside Apple, chronicling the development of the iPhone with details about everything from the selection of raw materials to the product's famous launch event.
June 22, 2017
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Five to Try: Angry Birds gets a gritty Evolution, and Cars 3 crashes into Google's Toontastic 3D
Don't miss this week's most enticing new Android apps and games.
June 16, 2017
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Five to Try: Duolingo gets fluent in Japanese, and Farming Simulator 18 digs up fresh fun
Here are the new and updated Android apps you should grab this week.
June 9, 2017
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Five to Try: Hamilton's official app takes its shot, and Framed 2 revives the comic caper
Don't miss this week's hottest new Play Store picks.
August 18, 2017
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Five to Try: Minecraft continues its Story Mode, and Shake Shack is ready for Android orders
Be sure to check out this week's hottest new Android apps and games.
July 14, 2017
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Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up
Check out this week's most enticing (and entertaining) Android app releases.
June 30, 2017
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Five to Try: Path Guide creates indoor directions and Crazy Taxi makes an Uber enemy
Check out this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.
June 2, 2017
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Five to Try: Peanut is like Tinder for fellow moms, and Meshi Quest offers chaotic cooking fun
Check out this week's biggest Android app and game debuts.
August 25, 2017
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Five to Try: Pokemon Magikarp Jump leaps onto Android, and PlayOn Cloud saves streaming videos
Don't miss the Play Store's most promising new app and game releases.
May 26, 2017
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Five to Try: Sega Forever revives classic games, and Firefox refocuses the mobile browser
Here are this week's hottest Play Store picks.
June 23, 2017
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Five to Try: Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger takes flight, and Giphy Stickers gets lit
Grab this week's most enticing new Android apps and games releases.
March 17, 2017
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Five to Try: The Elder Scrolls: Legends launches, and build with bricks and code with LEGO Boost
Don't miss this week's most tantalizing Android releases.
July 28, 2017
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Five to Try: Titanfall: Assault lands on Android, and Kevin Hart launches Laugh Out Loud
Check out this week's biggest new Play Store releases.
August 11, 2017
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Fixing Play Music: How Google can improve its streaming music service
How can Google Play Music improve? Let us count the ways...
May 23, 2017
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Flagship Nokia 8 breaks cover with familiar hardware, top-end specs
It's time to break out from the budget segment.
July 17, 2017
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Fleksy's new developers strive to revive the app as the next keyboard platform
Fleksy isn't dead. Instead, it's being ushered into a new direction by ThingThing in a bid to make the smartphone keyboard app into a platform of its own.
August 7, 2017
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Flexible OLED display shortages may continue for several years, analysts claim
After the word got out about Apple's decision to move to flexible OLED displays with the upcoming iPhone 8, news of panel shortages started flying around pretty quickly, with some people going as far as claiming the company's upcoming premium won't make it in time for the traditional mid-September launch.
August 18, 2017
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Flip phones are making a comeback
With the announcement of Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in South Korea, it's a wonder if we're backtracking through time to when phones were simpler things.
June 22, 2017
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Flipboard drops support for its Windows phone app
Another big Windows phone app has called it quits.
August 29, 2017
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FLIR One Pro preview: An Android-powered thermal imaging camera made for professionals
If you require thermal imaging to get the job done, the FLIR One Pro is one of the best solutions for doing so with your smartphone.
June 6, 2017
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Flir's new smartphone thermal cameras double the detail
One for pros, and one for the curious
June 6, 2017
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Focused Inbox finally coming to Outlook Mail for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders
Better late than never: Focused Inbox is finally arriving on Windows 10 Mobile -- for at least some Insiders, that is.
August 28, 2017
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Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season
From useful insights on the evolution of Google services to important perspective on the future of Android, these original analyses are must-reads for anyone interested in mobile technology.
December 21, 2016
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Fooling Galaxy S8's iris scanner deemed as "unrealistic" by Samsung
Bypassing the Galaxy S8/S8+'s iris scanner is not easy at all, according to Samsung. The tech giant issued a quick response to the recently-surfaced video of German research group Chaos Computer Club, which exposed a seemingly large security vulnerability in the company's latest flagships.
May 25, 2017
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Following negative response to redesign, Skype team says it is listening
Microsoft recently rolled out a complete redesign of the Skype app (for Android and iOS, at least), and the reaction has been less than stellar so far. If you check out recent reviews on the Google Play store, for example, opinions have skewed, overwhelmingly negative. Our own poll on the subject was less negative, but still mixed, to say the least. Thankfully for those less than pleased with the changes, Microsoft says it is listening.
July 18, 2017
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For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts
Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network
June 13, 2017
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Forget flat and curved, Samsung's new display stretches
The company has developed new OLED screen technology it says could eventually be used in wearables, cars and other devices.
May 25, 2017
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Forget the iPhone 8, the first phone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner could come from Vivo instead
By now you've surely heard the widespread rumors about the iPhone 8's fingerprint scanner situation: there's a distinct possibility Apple's latest flagship will be equipped with an in-screen sensor (or will it?), instead of the regular, standalone solution employed by everyone on the market. However, as is becoming increasingly common, a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer, namely Vivo, may beat Apple to the punch.
June 22, 2017
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Forget Twitter, your next airline complaint could be via iMessage
You'll be able to text with retailers and other businesses -- and even pay for items via Apple Pay -- when Apple's iMessages Business Chat hits the market.
June 9, 2017
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Former Google Exec Wrongly Claims Android Photography Is Years Behind
For a long time, the iPhone was the indisputable king of mobile photography. Even those of us who used Android phones were doing it for other reasons, but you don't have to make that sort of trade-off anymore. There are plenty of Android phones with a good camera, and even some with amazing cameras. Don't tell that to former Google SVP Vic Gundotra, who opined on his Facebook page recently that Android phones are bad for photography.
July 31, 2017
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Forstall: Apple iPhone owes its life to a Microsoft employee that Steve Jobs hated
With this being the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone, stories about how the device came to be are proving to be popular. The other day we told you about a new book about the iPhone that just hit the market. The One Device: The secret history of the iPhone reveals what was going on at Apple during the development of its iconic smartphone.
June 21, 2017
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Four Great Galaxy S8 armbands for running and working out
Hit the pavement running with your Galaxy S8 secure and accessible!
August 17, 2017
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Four Great microSD Cards for the Moto Z2 Force Edition
Get more storage space for your Moto Z2 Force with a microSD card!
August 15, 2017
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Foxconn reports disappointing quarter just before iPhone 8 era begins
For the company's last three-month earnings report prior to the Apple iPhone 8 "era," contract manufacturer Foxconn disappointed global financial professionals and investors by reporting lower than expected profits for the calendar second quarter. Foxconn is known for assembling various devices, none more famous or popular than the Apple iPhone.
August 11, 2017
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Foxconn to invest $10 billion in Wisconsin Factory
Foxconn is a major manufacturer of electronics for a wide variety of technology firms that sell products in the US. Perhaps the biggest customer that Foxconn builds electronics for is Apple, Foxconn makes the iPhone. Foxconn Technology Group has pledged to invest $10 billion in a new display panel factory that will be constructed in Wisconsin.
July 27, 2017
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Free Gear 360 or charging pad bundle? The Note 8 orders come with bonuses
Apart from the free premium AKG earphones tuned by Harman Kardon, which apparently come standard with the Note 8, the new Samsung phablet will have a little something extra to offer for those who braved the $900+ pricing and preordered the freshest S Pen-laden wonder, and those early adopters, too.
August 23, 2017
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From the home to the car, here's how the iPhone will influence the next 10 years
You ain't seen nothing yet.
June 27, 2017
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From the iPod to the iPhone -- former Apple executives explain the journey to changing mobile phones forever
iPhone turns 10 years of age this month, after the first Apple phone was introduced back in June 2007. It's ridiculous to think of how much has changed in technology in those 10 years, since iPhone put a new benchmark on what mobile phones should and will look like.
June 26, 2017
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FTC Orders Company that Used Verizon 'Supercookies' to Disclose Terms, Provide Opt-Out
A couple of years ago, Verizon caught a lot of heat for a very sneaky practice: the company was inserting a unique, permanent piece of code into all the web traffic on your phone, without user consent, so that a third party could track your every digital move for advertising purposes. After a public outcry, Verizon finally stopped, and settled with the FTC... but that third-party remained a loose thread in the story. Until now.
December 20, 2016
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Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz -- report
How's that 'digital transformation' going?
August 22, 2017
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Fujitsu quits phone business, report says
The company could be the latest Japanese brand to want out of the phone industry.
August 23, 2017
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Fujitsu wants to sell its smartphone business
Fujitsu is preparing to sell off its mobile phone operations as the company faces increasing competition from its larger rivals in the mobile phone space.
August 23, 2017
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Fully Powered and Protected: The Foundational Galaxy Features of the Galaxy Note8
Built on the Galaxy foundation users have come to know and love, the Galaxy Note8 offers the same great collection of cutting-edge features that have over the past few years redefined the mobile experience. With enhanced performance capabilities, water and dust resistance and expandable memory, the latest addition to the Galaxy Note lineup is a device that is designed to help users do more and make things happen.
August 23, 2017
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Future Samsung Galaxy S or LG G-series phones may ship with solid-state batteries
Solid-state batteries might be the ticket to happy camping with your mobile phone without the worry that it will light up in flames due to the juicer inside, and, given the Note 7 drama last year, Samsung is perfectly aware of the repercussions.
June 30, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow lands a day early on Android, now available for download
What makes Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow special is that it just isn't a game based on the beloved show, but it has the backing of series creator Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen. The two partnered on the game, along with most of the original cast, to deliver an experience that features new animated segments and stories.
June 28, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow launched for iOS and Android
After a long wait, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will officially launch on iOS and Android today and will be free to download. The game is based on the popular original animated TV-series that was set 1000 years in the future and ran for 140 episodes since 1999.
June 29, 2017
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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow released on Android and iOS
The folks over at TinyCo had been teasing their next Futurama game for a few weeks now. Well, today is the day that all the teasing ends, as Worlds of Tomorrow, the new Futurama mobile title makes its debut on Android and iOS devices.
June 29, 2017
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Future OnePlus 5 software updates will bring image stabilization for 4K video, Wi-Fi fixes
OnePlus today held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, providing fans with answers to various questions, mainly about the OnePlus 5 - the company's brand new flagship smartphone.
June 26, 2017
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Future S Pen might capture digital signatures and carry a microphone
Back in 2014, a patent application filed by Samsung with the USPTO showed a stylus with a built-in microphone and a speaker. Phone calls could be made through the device. According to the filing, the stylus "functions as a substitute for a wireless headset" allowing the user "to mount the pen to a shirt pocket or the like, and communicate in a phone call using the portable terminal as a base."
August 28, 2017
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Future Xperia XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra versions to let you use two SIMs, microSD card simultaneously
The French branch of Sony spilled the beans that the Xperia XZ Premium will be getting a proper dual-SIM version, and so will the Xperia XA1 and the Xperia XA1 Ultra.
May 23, 2017
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Misc. - G

Galaxy A5 the best mid-range phone
It seems every day now a new phone is released and with that many times value phones are forgotten even on launch day. This could not be more true than with the Galaxy A5 2017 from Samsung. This Value class phone packs some great features and is available throughout Canada and the USA at $0 with a contract unlike the more expensive Galaxy S series.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled for overheating risk
Some more bad news for the Galaxy Note line: just over 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires.
August 16, 2017
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Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled, but Samsung's not to blame
A recall on some batteries found in Note 4 devices echoes last year's Note 7 recall, but the circumstances are quite different.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7 buyers should get a Note 8 discount
People who bought and returned Samsung's fire-prone phone last year should be rewarded with extras and cash.
August 15, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7 do-over might get this S8 feature
The Note 7 FE will reportedly launch with the Galaxy S8's digital assistant.
June 12, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7, Fan Edition 'Same Phone' with Different Batteries
Ever wonder what happened to all those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones recalled last year after they began exploding?
July 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7R (FE) gets benchmarked once again, hints at more than acceptable performance
You'll never guess the alleged benchmarks of what phone just got leaked out!
June 19, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 brochure leaks, confirming rumored specs
A brochure for the Galaxy Note 8 has leaked, listing the device's specifications.
August 18, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 could be T-Mobile's coverage secret weapon this fall
The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first phone to feature an upgraded version of the modem inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 platform boasting support for the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile just spent $8 billion to acquire.
April 26, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 envisioned in colorful new renders: see it with and without a rear fingerprint scanner
The first half of 2017 is over and we've already been treated to a slew of major smartphone releases - the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Xperia XZ Premium, and the HTC U11 are just the cream of the crop. Yet, the second half of the year is equally, if not more enticing, as we expect to see the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the LG V30, and, of course, the Galaxy Note 8.
June 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Features, specs and everything else you need to know
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 gets officially teased in a 'big' way
Rumors of the phone also point to a dual-SIM option in Europe.
August 14, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 in Canada: Everything you need to know!
The Galaxy Note 8 is here, and it's coming to Canada on September 15. Here's everything you need to know!
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 leaks again in case maker renders, Arctic Silver version included
Back when the first color versions leak of the Galaxy S8 came our way, we couldn't help but notice the funky names that Samsung chose for the hues - Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver. That last Arctic Silver version will apparently be present as a color layer on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, as well, if the leaked case maker renders above holds water. It will probably join the obligatory black and grey versions, as well as that Blue Coral that so many seem to be fond of. Will Samsung ever release a pinkish Note 8, or a brand new color altogether, remains to be seen.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 marketing booklet caught in the wild, reveals details about the unannounced phone
So, we all know the Note 8 is coming. And, thanks to a bucketload of leaks, we also pretty much know what it's going to look like. There's a point to be made about leaks ruining the excitement of a phone reveal somewhere around here, but we're not trying to make that point right now.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 may get a 'Deep Blue' color option, Bixby-powered earphones
Samsung is mulling a 'Deep Blue' Galaxy Note 8.
July 24, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 render gives us a better look at the dual rear cameras
It looks like the Galaxy Note 8 will also have a fingerprint sensor next to the camera.
June 29, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 renders purport to show large dimensions, rear fingerprint sensor
Could this be the Galaxy Note 8?
June 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 screen earns DisplayMate's first-ever A+ grade
We knew the display on the Note 8 was going to be good but had no idea it would be this good.
August 28, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 shown in clearest images yet
The Galaxy Note 8 leaks in stunningly clear photos.
August 18, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 tipped to come with a pressure-sensitive display
Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but Korean media is reporting today that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive "force touch" display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 to allegedly have '3D Touch' feature
According to The Investor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will include a feature similar to Apple's 3D Touch and Huawei's Force Touch technologies. The pressure sensitive display would allow the user to interact with the display with more forceful taps to complete certain actions.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus Galaxy S8+ UI comparison: are there any major differences?
When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ broke cover back March, it became clear that Samsung did a bit of a visual overhaul on the flagship duo's TouchWiz interface. The tech giant even renamed TouchWiz to the more regal "Samsung Experience" in accordance with the added layer of polish to the UI.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus Galaxy S8+: Which should you buy?
Samsung has put potential buyers in a tough spot.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus: first look
Mobile tech has fallen under a heavy curse this year... so many incredible products to choose from! Really, it's such a strong cycle for most major brands, that we pity consumers for having to purchase just one device! Not only that, but things are bound to get even worse, because Samsung has just introduced another top-shelf smartphone -- the Note 8.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus, Moto Z2 Force, LG G6, HTC U11
The Note 8 is Samsung's premium phone yet. Check out how it compares to its other high-end rivals.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus S8+ versus S8 official battery life may leave you unimpressed
Color us unsurprised, but we just took a glimpse at the official battery life endurance numbers that Samsung is giving for the Galaxy Note 8, and the smaller battery compared to the S8+ has seemingly taken its toll. Samsung was extremely cautious with the Note 8 battery pack, opting for a smaller, 3300 mAh unit than the 3500 mAh pack of the S8+, despite that the Note 8 is the larger device. Granted, the S Pen occupies plenty of space that the S8+ doesn't have to spare, but still those of you who might have expected an excellent battery life out of the Note 8 might be in for an average endurance.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 will not repeat the disastrous fate of the Note 7, and here's why
The Galaxy Note 8's announcement is slowly approaching. Samsung will pull the veil off its new 'phablet' on August 23, in front of what we imagine is going to be quite a formidable audience. And with that, we can't help but think back to the unfortunate events that followed the Note 7's release last year.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: All you need to know
By now, you've already heard the big news - the Note 8 is now official.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Everything we know about Samsung's next flagship phablet
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade will separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
July 17, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know
Subtle changes and a big camera upgrade separate Samsung's upcoming phone from the Galaxy S8+.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8's dual-camera system has some awesome features that make it stand out from the rest
Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we've seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so -- wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren't the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup.
August 23, 2017
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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users on T-Mobile are finally getting Android 7.0
You can hold off on upgrading your aging Samsung device for a little bit longer.
June 7, 2017
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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to receive stable Nougat update in January as beta program ends
Samsung concludes the Galaxy beta Program, stable Nougat build coming next month.
December 30, 2016
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Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two unique mechanical components that are used for unlocking the phone -- an awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and a pretty straightforward, fast-working iris scanner.
May 22, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Active goes official, is exclusive to AT&T 'for a limited time'
The Galaxy S8 Active offers a rugged design and a large 4000mAh battery.
August 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Active rumor review: differences vs Galaxy S8, specs and release date
For about 4 years now, Samsung has followed up its regular" Galaxy S flagships with a special rugged edition of the phone under the Galaxy S Active moniker. The trend started with the Galaxy S4 Active and rumors, leaks, and reports show that there will be a Galaxy S8 Active to carry the tradition.
July 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Active training manual leak confirms 4000mAh battery
The Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged Galaxy S8 with a larger battery.
July 31, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ named top smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports
Ths Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the current top smartphones money can buy, well ahead of all the competition, claims testing publication Consumer Reports.
June 14, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style
If you're spending more than $700 on a phone, you might want to make sure it doesn't get easily damaged.
August 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ Named Best Smartphone at MWC Shanghai 2017
Samsung Electronics announced today that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earned 'Best Smartphone' honors at the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards ('the AMOs'), held each year to recognize game-changing mobile innovations at Asia's largest mobile event, Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
June 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can get early access to Samsung's voice assistant Bixby -- here's how
Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, Google has Google Assistant, and Microsoft has Cortana. Samsung doesn't currently have a voice assistant, but one is on its way. Bixby is described as "an intelligent, personalized interface for using your smartphone" and Samsung is aiming to make it more advanced than the competition.
June 16, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ Receive EPEAT Gold Rating
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ have received a Gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the definitive rating system for evaluating electronic devices' eco-friendliness. The devices are the first smartphones to earn the certification, which assesses, among other criteria, material selection, product longevity, the manufacturer's social contributions, and energy conservation during production and use.
August 4, 2017
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Galaxy S8 battery life tips: How to control battery drain
Is your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ draining too fast? These battery-saving tips can help you get a few more hours of use.
August 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8 benchmarks show Exynos 8895 outpacing the Snapdragon 835
Samsung's Exynos version of its Galaxy S8 appears to outperform Qualcomm's in GeekBench.
March 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 continues to break records in Korea, sales exceed 1.3 million
Samsung has managed to sell over 1.3 million units of its 2017 flagship duo on home ground. Media outlet The Investor reports that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have broken all sales records in South Korea.
June 26, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler
Back when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge, it added the so-called Edge Lighting feature to the phone. What it did was, it lit up the phone's edge curves with a specific color when a favorite contact calls you and your phone is placed face down. The idea is that even if your device is muted and face-down, you'd know that someone important to you is calling, and by the color of the glow -- you'd know who they are.
August 29, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Features UX and Services Tailored for Chinese Market
With the launch of the Galaxy S8 in China on May 25, Samsung Electronics introduced a selection of market-exclusive mobile services, as well as an enhanced UX tailored to suit the lifestyle of Chinese consumers. Check out some of the key features developed specifically for the Chinese market below.
May 25, 2017
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Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time
Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high.
May 23, 2017
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Galaxy S8 or S8+ feels sluggish? Try these 6 basic tips & tricks before you file a warranty claim
Well, stuff happens. You buy yourself a shiny new Android flagship and at first, you're all but awed by the raw performance that feels liberating. It's quite likely that for 95% of all users, the sense of using a proper high-end smartphone will continue for a long, long time. Yet, there is a fraction of the users that might run into specific issues, all of which could be attributed to lag and a general retardation of the handset.
July 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 UX Designers Explain What it Took to Create One Continuous Experience
United by a single, continuous visual and sound experience, the Galaxy S8 was designed to blend seamlessly into one's life, enabling a more natural interaction between the user and the device.
June 16, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage goes on sale in India
Galaxy S8+ with more memory and storage is now available in India.
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is getting a much-needed price cut in India
Samsung is rolling out its first price cut to the Galaxy S8+ variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
July 7, 2017
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Galaxy S8-exclusive New Release Radio opens to all Play Music users, here's how to access
Google just made the New Release Radio station that launched as a Galaxy S8 exclusive available for all of its Play Music service users. The station uses AI to learn your listening habits, and constantly scouts for newly released tunes or albums that are in sync with your music preferences, streaming them via the Play Music app on your phone. You know, like Spotify, Deezer and the like, but going back just two weeks in time to dig up the freshest content.
July 14, 2017
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Galaxy S8: How to make custom animated GIFs
No matter how you pronounce it, everyone loves a good animated gif!
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8: What's the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?
If your goal is not to stress about the carrier behind your new Galaxy S8, then the unlocked version is the way to go.
June 9, 2017
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Galaxy S8, LG G6 come with nifty USB adapters in the box: here are 3 practical uses for those
If you look inside the box your Galaxy S8 or LG G6 came in, you'll find a thumb-sized thingamajig with a USB Type-C connector at one end and a full-sized USB port on the other. That's a USB adapter. Its purpose -- or at least the one Samsung and LG had in mind -- is to let you plug your old handset directly into your new Galaxy S8 or LG G6 and transfer all your data. If you're a geek, however, you surely know that the little USB gizmo holds greater potential.
June 30, 2017
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Galaxy S8/S8+ owners get an exclusive 'New Release Radio' station in Google Play Music
When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship devices this year, it also made official that it was going to scrap its Music app and exclusively use Google Play Music in its products. In a press release at the time, Sammy announced that Galaxy S8 and S8+ users would benefit from smart music recommendations, tailored playlists and other niceties, thanks to its partnership with Google.
June 19, 2017
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Galaxy S9, Note 8 and A7 (2018) chipsets tipped: Exynos 9810, 9610 and a hexa-core 7885
Samsung announced the Exynos 8895 chipset in the Galaxy S8 as a member of its Exynos 9-series, even though it is coded with the number eight still, so a true Exynos 9xxx is yet to hit the tape. This may all be changing soon, though, as a leakster with a proven track record of outing mobile processors before they are announced, has posted some info on an eventual Exynos 9610.
July 27, 2017
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Game over: Nintendo says it has no plans to add new levels to Super Mario Run mobile game
Last week, Nintendo launched its much-anticipated new mobile game featuring the world's most popular plumber. Super Mario Run debuted on iOS, and will launch on Android devices next year.
December 19, 2016
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Game streaming service Twitch launches new Android and iOS apps
Twitch is trying to lure as many mobile fans as possible to its game streaming service. The first step in achieving that is the release of a revamped Twitch app for Android and iOS platforms.
June 28, 2017
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Gameloft launches Iron Blade: Medieval Legends ARPG for Android and iOS devices
French company Gameloft soft-launched a new action RPG title back in March, Iron Blade: Medieval Legends. Today, the developer announced its game is now available to the general public in all countries, on both the Android and iOS platforms.
May 29, 2017
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Gameloft's MMO Dead Rivals -- Zombies soft-launched on iOS
French publisher and developer Gameloft recently soft-launched its latest mobile game, an MMO called Dead Rivals -- Zombies. For the time being, the game is available on iOS platform, but it will be released for Android devices as well.
July 10, 2017
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Gartner: Android accounted for 87.7% of global smartphone sales in the second quarter
Analytical firm Gartner has released the data it has collected for the second quarter of this year. Based on this information, global smartphone sales rose 7.6% from April through June of 2017. Of the 366.2 million handsets purchased during the three months, 87.7% of the units bought had the Android OS installed, and 12.1% were iOS powered iPhone models. Gartner research director Anshul Gupta says mid-priced smartphone demand ($150 to $200) was driven by consumers in emerging markets seeking 4G enabled models
August 23, 2017
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Gawk hopelessly at these new all-screen Sharp phones you won't be able to get outside Japan
Wow! Seriously, look at Sharp's brand new phones and tell us 2017 hasn't been an extra special year for smartphone design! We always counted on the Japanese firm to lead the bezel-less movement, as it's always had a thing for making minimally framed phones - even back when the technological means to do so weren't really there.
June 30, 2017
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Gboard for Android gets even smarter in latest update, can now recognize hand-drawn emoji
Google's Gboard is one of the most popular keyboards on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. Backed by the company's mighty search engine and the wits of its ever-evolving machine learning tech, Gboard is already one of the smartest keyboards around, but it gets even smarter in the latest update (now rolling out on Google Play). Some of the new features introduced in the update are aimed at cutting down typing time and making the app more efficient, while others are simply there for fun. So, let's see what's changed.
June 13, 2017
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Gboard for Android gets updated with stickers and Bitmoji
Google has been updating its Gboard keyboard frequently with enhancements, bug fixes, and additional languages. However, today the company has released a slightly significant update for the keyboard and has included support for stickers and personalized Bitmoji that can be shared in conversations.
August 31, 2017
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Gboard for Android now recognizes the emoji you draw by hand and suggests phrases for you
Emoji offer a great way to spice up your chats, and the Android version of Gboard has been updated to make it easier to find the perfect ones. The update means you can now use the emoji search box to draw the sort of emoji you're looking for, and Google's keyboard will track down what it thinks you mean.
June 13, 2017
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Gboard for Android updated with downloadable stickers and Bitmoji support
Google has just announced a new update will be rolled out to Gboard users on Android devices in the next few days. As the title says, the new update introduces downloadable stickers and adds support for Bitmoji.
August 31, 2017
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Gboard may be getting an incognito mode in Android O
With the latest beta update for Android O--Developer Preview 3 (DP3), which was released last week--Google has extended Chrome's incognito mode to Gboard. When browsing the web in incognito mode on Chrome, users running Android 8.0 and the latest version of the browser can now enjoy even more privacy by having the keyboard "forget" what they're typing.
June 12, 2017
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Gboard on iOS gets integrated YouTube and Maps search in latest update
More than a year since the launch of the Google Gboard and the Microsoft Word Flow keyboard for iOS, only the former is now available on the App Store and has received a big update today, while the other was killed off in favour of SwiftKey.
July 31, 2017
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Gchat is officially dead, long live Hangouts
Google announced back in March that it will transition Gchat users to Hangouts, which will eventually end up in Gchat being completely retired. The chat service that was launched back in 2005 as a means of communication between Gmail users will be closed today and replaced with Hangouts.
June 26, 2017
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Gear VR games you need to stand to play
Some games aren't meant to be played sitting down.
July 18, 2017
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Get lost in space with an out of this world wallpaper!
"And so you're back from outer space!"
August 23, 2017
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Get out of boring meetings with Phoney+ for Windows 10
If you need to get out of a boring meeting or just want to look incredibly popular, this fun app will sort you out!
July 24, 2017
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Get the most out of your Galaxy S8 with tips and tricks from Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are some of the most popular handsets of 2017 and with good reason. Apart from their stunning looks and powerful specs, the two flagships also feature a custom user interface on top of Android Nougat that is designed to make the most of the bezel-less curved displays while keeping things clean and organized.
June 21, 2017
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Get the official LG V30 wallpapers right here!
The LG V30 is finally official, and as is tradition, we are here to bring you the full scoop... as well as all the new wallpapers! And the V30 has quite a bit of them on board, over 20 in fact! So, here's all of them in their OG resolution of 1440 x 2880!
August 31, 2017
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Get the Oreo-ready Google Pixel for as little as $550 right now
The Google Pixel has been hard to find, but our friends at Thrifter have tracked down an exclusive discount just for you!
August 25, 2017
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Get Used to Siri and Google Now: the World's Get Chattier
Gartner predicts that a fifth of smartphone interactions will involve virtual personal assistants like Apple's Siri and Google now in a few short years.
December 27, 2016
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Glif review: Tripod adapter should be part of every smartphone photographer's kit
Studio Neat's latest tripod adapter, Glif, fits all phones (even non-Apple ones) in an attractive and well-made new design that uses a padded locking clamp and three mounting screw holes instead of one.
July 4, 2017
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Gmail for Android: 6 awesome features you probably aren't using
Android's oldest app still hides some cool secrets.
August 16, 2017
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Gmail for iOS now features phishing warnings
Gmail for iOS will now alert users whenever a link appears that seems, well, suspicious. The suspicious link warning will come in the form of a box that states how the link leads to an untrusted site. Another warning from Google provides the perfect definition of a phishing scheme and says, "The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information." If either box appears before you click on a link, your best bet is to stop in your tracks and do not proceed.
August 11, 2017
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Gmail versus Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?
Gmail and Inbox are both great, but one of them is better.
May 24, 2017
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Goodbye: Microsoft deletes YouTube channel for its Lumia Windows phones
Exactly one year ago today, Microsoft shut down its regional Lumia accounts on Twitter, along with its @LumiaHelp support account. It was another step on the company's journey to dissolve its phone hardware business; earlier this year, its quarterly phone revenue collapsed to just $5 million, down from $1.4 billion two years before, and during the most recent quarter, Microsoft described its phone revenue as "immaterial".
August 23, 2017
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Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android
The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically -- fortunately, with the sound muted.
August 18, 2017
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Google adds phishing protection to Gmail for iOS
A few months ago, Google brought phishing protection to Gmail on Android. Now the company is doing the same for the iOS version of the app.
August 11, 2017
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Google adds Q&A to search and Google Maps on Android
Android users now have a new "Question & answers" option in both Google Maps and search. This is not a general Q&A feature along the lines of Yahoo Answers, but a way to ask questions about businesses.
August 17, 2017
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Google adds stickers to its Gboard keyboard
For all those times you can't put your feelings into words.
August 31, 2017
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Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch
Google's consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advantage of features like stickers, "smart replies" for one-tap responses, and Google Assistant integration, among other things, has been in the works for some time.
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo finally gains a web interface but it may be too late
We're still waiting for SMS support.
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo for Chrome browser finally arrives, but only for Android users
It can decide whether you're more of a 'haha' person or a 'lol' person
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo has finally come to the web browser
Google Allo now has a desktop client, available from any web browser.
August 15, 2017
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Google Allo is the best way to send love notes without even trying
This one quick trick made possible by Assistant is a great reminder of the inherent power that exists in Google's little messaging app.
May 23, 2017
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Google Allo update adds Selfie Clips, so you can capture your own personal GIF
Google's Allo application has just received a new update that's not detailed in the Google Play Store. Luckily, Allo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay revealed some of the new features that Android users will be able to take advantage of after updating to the latest version.
May 31, 2017
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Google and KISS made Live Cases, and you can buy them
This marketing opportunity was totally a coincidence.
June 1, 2017
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Google announces the fourth class of its Launchpad Accelerator program
Startups from a variety of regions will convene later this summer at Google's headquarters in San Francisco.
May 23, 2017
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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango
For the past few years, Google has pushed a particular technology for implementing augmented reality in phones. Known first as Project Tango and now as Tango, Google's AR platform used to have specific requirements for its cameras that required specialized hardware. This reliance on custom sensors doomed Tango in the wider market, and only a handful of devices have supported the capability to date.
August 29, 2017
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Google Assistant could learn a thing or two from Bixby Voice
Bixby's conversational, apologetic nature helps make it one of the more humanized digital assistants out there.
July 7, 2017
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Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe
Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe, as Google rolls out the app to the UK, Germany and France today. Assistant for iOS was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year, alongside a release for US users.
August 25, 2017
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Google Assistant: 5 killer new features you should be using
Google's A.I. assistant learned some new tricks while you weren't looking.
July 7, 2017
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Google awarded patent for crazy 2-in-1 laptop design
Google patents a wild looking design that may show up in its next laptop.
August 18, 2017
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Google brings video previews to search results on Android
Google is undeniably the best search engine for results -- concerns about privacy be damned. Alternatives such as Bing and DuckDuckGo aren't terrible, but the optimal experience still comes from Google -- for now.
August 18, 2017
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Google brings voice typing to 30 new languages in Gboard, Voice Search and more
New improvements are coming to Google's apps, the search giant announced. Starting today, voice typing to 30 languages and locales around the world is available in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more.With the latest update, Google's speech recognition will support 119 language varieties in multiple apps.
August 14, 2017
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Google buys health monitoring startup Senosis Health
Google's latest acquisition is Senosis Health, a Seattle-based startup focused on monitoring and diagnosing health conditions via mobile phones. This is not Google's first venture into the world of health, but it could signify its next big step.
August 14, 2017
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Google Calendar is soon getting a Material Design overhaul on the desktop
Google will soon be rolling out Material Design to the Google Calendar website
August 14, 2017
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Google Calendar takes on Facebook with improvements for large events
G Suite users will now have additional tools at their disposal for events with more than 200 attendees.
August 8, 2017
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Google Camera v4.4 rolling out for Pixel, Nexus, Android One devices: Lots of improvements
Google has just released the latest version of Google Camera, namely version 4.4, to the Play Store meaning that all users of compliant Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices should be receiving the update shortly. The latest update to the app for all users boasts the novelties that were introduced alongside Dev Preview 3 of the Android O beta.
August 11, 2017
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Google CEO: 11 phones will start Daydreaming before 2018
Just shy of a dozen Android models from Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus will work with Google's VR software, Sundar Pichai promises.
July 25, 2017
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Google Chrome Dev now defaults to a new interface on Android, moves controls to the bottom
Google is reexamining Chrome's user interface on Android; the Chrome Dev version has received an update that, by default, brings all its chrome down to the bottom of the screen -- even the address bar.
June 15, 2017
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Google Chrome is about to prevent malicious ads from vibrating your device
No one likes obtrusive and cancerous full-screen ads that take you out of your sweet rapture by vibrating your whole device. Yeah, no one likes that, and one of the most popular browsers out and about--Google's Chrome--is about to do away with obtrusive ads.
August 2, 2017
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Google Chrome's latest update helps soup it up for more robust web apps
With every new update, Google appears to be readying Chrome for a future where few "real" apps exist.
June 7, 2017
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Google Contacts updated to work on all Android devices running Lollipop and above
The last major Google Contacts update dates from May when a new UI and lots of tweaks have been added to the app. Today, the developers announced another important update, which is meant to expand the availability of the app to even more devices.
August 14, 2017
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Google finally matching in-store purchases to online activity, vastly raising value of ads
Keeping track of in-store purchases is the final step of measuring effectiveness of online ads.
May 23, 2017
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Google fires author of controversial gender differences memo
Controversial memorandum argued biological differences are to blame for the lack of women in engineering positions.
August 8, 2017
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Google fixes Pixel and Pixel XL freezing issues in the latest security update
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones had been plagued by many issues since their release last fall. A small percentage of these problems were caused during the manufacturing process, while others, most of them, were addressed via software updates.
June 6, 2017
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Google flexes machine learning muscles with new features for Gboard
Gboard update includes new enhancements to make typing and searching easier.
June 12, 2017
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Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos
Easily share things through Keep, Calendar, and Photos.
May 24, 2017
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Google Glass gets first update in nearly three years
Google Glass has received an update to version XE23. No, this is not an old headline from a few years ago. Google continues to sporadically support its wearable spectacles. The new update allows a Glass user to use Bluetooth to pair an input device like a QWERTY keyboard to Google Glass.
June 22, 2017
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Google Hangouts is getting iOS CallKit support, a couple of bug fixes
Google's messaging and voice calling app Hangouts recently received a small update, which brings a long-awaited new feature and a few bug fixes.
June 6, 2017
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Google has reportedly killed its plans for an Android/Chrome OS hybrid called Andromeda
While earlier rumours had indicated that Google was working on a project that would fuse Android and Chrome OS - its two current operating systems - into a single hybrid OS called Andromeda, a new report now claims that the company has shelved those efforts.
June 5, 2017
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Google hires former Apple chip architect to lead design on custom processors
The pieces are falling into place for Google to produce its own silicon for future Pixel devices.
June 13, 2017
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Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000
Android has a reputation for poor security, but that's a result of past failings. Most security flaws you hear about now affect old builds of the OS, or require clever social engineering to get the user to weaken device security. The versions of Android being released now are vastly more secure than what Google was putting out years ago. In fact, no one has managed to claim Google's largest bug bounties for Android. So, the company is increasing the rewards to as much as $200,000.
June 2, 2017
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Google introduces a new build number format in Android 8.0 Oreo
If you're the sort of person who enjoys poking around the Android setting menus to find out obscure details about your operating system, you should know that Google has changed up the build number format in Android 8.0 Oreo. The new format is very readable but you've got to know what you're looking at to make any sense of it.
August 23, 2017
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Google is abandoning Nik Collection now that Photos is done with it
"There are no plans to update or add new features."
May 31, 2017
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Google is already working on Android P, obviously
It's been roughly ten days since Google officially released Android Oreo, but Android P is already being worked on. We guess it's as newsworthy as stating the fact that the sun's going to rise tomorrow morning, but it seems that Google is already working on the next version of its super-popular mobile OS - Android P.
August 31, 2017
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Google is ending support for the Android Market on Android 2.1 at the end of the month
Google announced that it will be ending support for the Android Market app on devices with an Android version of 2.1 or earlier. On newer devices, Android Market has evolved into the Google Play Store.
June 19, 2017
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Google is going all in on universal app campaigns
Two years ago, Google launched universal app campaigns (UAC) to make it easier for developers to easily promote their iOS and Android apps across its various platforms. Instead of having to set up separate campaigns for Search and Google Play, for example, developers can simply use UAC with a few lines of text, images and their bid and the service then handles the rest, based on what the developers want to optimize their campaigns for (installs or in-app conversions, for example).
August 14, 2017
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Google is testing Material Design in Google Calendar for the desktop
Despite the age of its Material Design, Google is being surprisingly slow in rolling out the look to its products. While the UI is found pretty much universally in Android apps, the appearance on the desktop is happening at a rather more leisurely pace.
August 14, 2017
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Google just fixed an annoying freezing bug with its Pixel phone
Google today released its monthly security update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The security patch is rolling out over-the-air and can also be downloaded directly if you're not one for waiting. In addition to bolstering the security of its devices, Android Police points out that Google included a pretty important Pixel software fix in this update: a nasty bug that has resulted in some Pixel smartphones randomly freezing has supposedly been fixed. Well, hopefully.
June 5, 2017
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Google Keep for Android adds long overdue undo and redo functionality
If you've ever found yourself accidentally deleting a bunch of text you weren't supposed to while writing a note in Google Keep (thanks, Gboard!), you'll know immediately just how great the following piece of news is: the Android version of the app has finally added undo/redo functionality.
July 14, 2017
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Google launches Android Excellence to recognize the very best apps and games
Google has launched a new scheme which sees the company highlighting the very best games and apps to be found in Google Play. This is not simply a list of the most downloaded or, necessarily, the most highly rated titles; Google has a new batch of criteria by which to judge developers' offerings.
June 13, 2017
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Google launches new Gmail security measures to fight spam and phishing
In a recent blog post, Google introduced its new security measures towards fighting spam and phishing attacks in Gmail. The company says that the service can now detect suspicious items with 99.9% accuracy.
June 1, 2017
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Google launches Triangle, an app that can prevent other apps from exhausting mobile data
Data saving features are very important to those living in countries with very small data caps, which has led to companies such as Google and Facebook to offer lighter versions of their apps in such markets. Apps which do not have similar options often end up exhausting the users' data cap, but now Google has stepped in to avoid such situations with the newly launched Triangle.
June 30, 2017
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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence
Google's chosen few will be displayed prominently in the Play Store.
June 13, 2017
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Google Maps gains Local Guides widget and 3D touch peek for list items on iOS
Google has just released a small Maps update in the App Store. There only a couple of new features included in the update, but they should make users' life much easier while on the go.
July 5, 2017
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Google Maps: Find Parking and other features you need to start using
Don't take Google's trusty Maps app for granted. It gets even better once you dig into its settings and start customizing it.
August 29, 2017
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Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house
Has anyone told Qualcomm, Intel and the gang?
June 19, 2017
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Google News & Weather app gets a Material redesign and some spitshine
Good news for Google News (& Weather)!
July 7, 2017
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Google now permits Android apps that facilitate gambling with real money
Google has relaxed its rules surrounding real-money gambling apps in Google Play -- in some countries, at least. There has been a ban on apps and games that allow users to gamble with real money since 2013, but that has now changed.
August 3, 2017
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Google now understands language at 95% accuracy, has improved by 20% in 2 years
Google now understands human language with a 95% accuracy, thanks to improvements in machine learning. This allows the company to detect voice and act upon it in a meaningful way, and will clearly be of a huge benefit to the Google Assistant, a core Google product that is available on a lot of Android phones.
June 1, 2017
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Google officially unveils Android 8.0 Oreo, mascot and all
As expected, Google has taken the wraps off its newest version of Android and revealed some information about the devices that will be upgraded in the coming months. First off, it's Android Oreo, not Android Orellete as a previous report wrongfully claimed.
August 21, 2017
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Google pays Apple billions each year to be on the iPhone
Google pays Apple $3 Billion per year to be the default search engine on iOS.
August 14, 2017
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Google Photos for Android is updated to add new Archive feature to remove the clutter
Starting today, an update is rolling out to Google Photos for Android. With this update, users will be receiving a feature called Archive. Archive removes images from the main photos tab and places them on a special page with other archived photos.
May 24, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: price and release date predictions
2017 is shaping up to be one of the more exciting years in the smartphone world in recent past -- while 2016 was all about iterating on existing designs (see: the Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, HTC 10), what we're seeing right now is a trend of companies showing off their wilder side: Both Samsung and LG are going hard on the tall, nearly bezel-less look, which Apple will be combining with a display cutout, while HTC is going the weird route with its squeezable frames.
July 14, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 comes to life in this concept video
A fan-made video gives us a 3D perspective on those rumored Pixel 2 renders.
July 18, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design
Google's Nexus phones were usually priced low as a way to promote the Android brand and give developers something cool to play around with. However, the Pixel and Pixel XL signified a change in direction. Google wants to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple, and the Pixel was an impressive first attempt. So, what's in store for the Pixel 2? A new leak offers some plausible details.
June 26, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 leak shows slimmer bezels, huge camera lens, squeezable sides
Google's LG-built smartphone looks a lot like the LG G6.
July 11, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 leaks: What we know so far
We're a few months out from the launch of Google's next Pixel phones, but the first details are already starting to leak, painting a very interesting picture of at least two new Pixel models for 2017.
July 13, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far
Despite the availability issues, it's pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
July 14, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor round-up: Design, specs, and all we know thus far
Despite the availability issues, it's pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
June 16, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup
What do we want from the Google Pixel 2?
June 19, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 Rumor Suggests Snapdragon 836 SoC
There have been a lot of rumor and leaks flying around over the last few weeks about the coming Google Pixel 2 smartphone. This device is the followup to the original Google Pixel that was popular with Android users. The Pixel 2 hasn't been officially announced yet, but leaks have hinted at what might be under the hood and what the device might look like. The latest leak suggests that the Pixel 2 will be one of the first smartphones to land running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC.
August 23, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 rumored to be the first phone to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 chip
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing to be unveiled in the smartphone industry, but it's the Google Pixel 2 that will mark the debut of the most powerful chipset on the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.
July 24, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone 8 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: size comparison
The Google Pixel 2, the Apple iPhone 8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, the four proverbial horsemen of the smartphone apocalypse, are coming soon, and leaks and rumors have already given us a ton of juicy details.
August 8, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board
The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as "Active Edge."
August 15, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price
With its superb camera and elegant design, the Google Pixel (and its larger counterpart, the Pixel XL) hit it out of the park last year. So it's no surprise that Google wants to keep the good times rolling with its pair of premium flagships. The company's hardware chief, Rick Osterloh, already confirmed that a follow-up is coming in 2017, and while he didn't say exactly when, we'd guess it'll launch some time in October, a year after the Pixel was born.
July 25, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Everything you need to know
What do we want from the Google Pixel 2?
July 26, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Is the smaller second-gen Pixel an afterthought?
Google might have missed an opportunity to make a truly great, smaller flagship this year.
August 3, 2017
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Google Pixel and Pixel XL get big discounts
The Pixel and Pixel XL are among the best flagship smartphones that you can buy today. And, since they're rapidly approaching their one-year anniversary, they are now offered with some serious discounts direct from Google, making them an even more attractive proposition in the high-end market.
August 7, 2017
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Google Pixel owners can compete to have their images shown as Chromecast backgrounds
Who hasn't spent a few minutes watching Chromecast's rotation of bliss-inducing, long exposure landscape photography? What better buffer is there between the end of a '30 Rock' Netflix marathon and a return to reality than a never-ending loop of HDR cityscapes and peaceful beach sunsets? None better, and now regular folk like us can have our photos considered for inclusion in Chromecast's screen saver repertoire, provided you own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL.
June 26, 2017
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Google Pixel reportedly sells over 1 million phones
Google's flagship Android device has now sold over 1 million units based on downloads of an application exclusive to the device.
June 14, 2017
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Google Pixel XL camera review
for its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets. the Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.
December 21, 2016
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Google Pixel's low sales prove mindshare doesn't equal market share
If you look at the flagships the media loves to talk about, you may be inclined to believe that the Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the most popular high-end smartphones today. It is easy to think that when you have so many major outlets comparing them to the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ like they're in the same league somehow or as attractive to consumers.
June 14, 2017
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Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface high-performance apps
There's more to an app than just its features and price.
August 3, 2017
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Google Play is fighting an uphill battle against Android adware
Google hasn't yet removed all of the apps, which have as many as 6 million downloads.
June 16, 2017
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Google Play Music's exclusive station for the Galaxy S8 is a Top 40-lover's dream
Whether you love Danish pop or Nickelback (why?), the New Release Radio plays all the popular hits.
June 19, 2017
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Google Play now promotes apps that crash less and offer better battery life
There are many metrics by which to measure how good an app is, and Google is starting to use a few more when it ranks Android apps and games in the Play Store. The latest app-ranking algorithm now takes into account app stability, performance and battery usage.
August 3, 2017
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'Google Play Protect' Android Security Suite Is Now Rolling Out
Google made a big deal of the new Google Play Protect system at this year's Google I/O event, citing it as a strengthening of Android security. After a few months of waiting, Google Play Protect is beginning to roll out to devices. However, this isn't actually a new system; it's just a new way to present the features that were already there.
August 9, 2017
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Google Play Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold
Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone.
June 14, 2017
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Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps
Google today announced it's rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps - meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don't drain your smartphone battery will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues.
August 3, 2017
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Google Play's new Android Excellence collections highlight the very best in apps
What Google deems the cream of the crop
June 13, 2017
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Google protects you: Play Protect is finally on a slow rollout to mainstream users
We've been hearing about Google Play Protect -- Google's solution for device protection -- since this year's I/O. And while some beta testers have seen it earlier, the feature seems to currently be on a slow rollout to all users.
August 9, 2017
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Google publishes July Android security bulletin; new Pixel and Nexus system images available
Google has published its latest monthly Android security bulletin, and released new factory and OTA images, which include its most recent security patches, for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.
July 6, 2017
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Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models
Developers can choose from several models that differ in the amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. The smallest model has 14 million "multiply and add operations" (MACs). Their largest model has 569 MACs. The more computations a model has to perform to predict the class of an image, the more battery power the phone uses.
June 16, 2017
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Google releases a Samba client for Android, only supports the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol
A couple of days ago, out of the blue, Google released an open-source Samba client for Android, bringing users the convenience of being able to easily mount and access files over a network using the SMB protocol.
July 7, 2017
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Google releases August Android security bulletin, and new Pixel and Nexus system images
Google has released new factory and OTA images, which include its most recent security patches, for supported Nexus and Pixel devices.
August 7, 2017
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Google releases July security update for Pixel and Nexus devices
Ironically, Google is not the first company to provide the monthly security patch for its smartphones. We reported earlier today that Nokia 6 is one of the first handsets to get the July security patch before Google could release a similar update for its Nexus and Pixel lineups.
July 5, 2017
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Google releases June security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices
As expected, the next security update for the month of June is out, although Google usually pushes these patches slightly earlier. The June security patch is now available for all compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, so if you own one, you might want to check for a new update.
June 5, 2017
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Google releases video showing off how it built its Android 8.0 Oreo superhero
After a short and unfulfilling live stream of the Android 8.0 Oreo reveal, Google finally announced the official title of its latest mobile OS. If you missed the presentation, a countdown timer went to zero, and out popped an Oreo cookie that transformed into an Android Oreo superhero.
August 23, 2017
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Google reportedly cancels Pixel XL 2 muskie in favor of larger phone
For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel phone lineup. Word was that there were direct sequels for the Pixel and Pixel XL as well as a third device with an even larger display than the original Pixel XL. Now, a report is claiming that Google has officially cut one of the models and will only move forward with two new Pixel phones.
June 12, 2017
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Google retires the Tango brand as its smartphone AR ambitions move wider
I was recently looking at a slide in the pitch deck of an AR startup and there was a graph mapping the addressable markets of individual smartphone AR platforms by devices. When rounding to the hundredth of a percent, Google's addressable market with Tango makes up 0.00% of the smartphone market.
August 29, 2017
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Google says Oreo will roll out to some partner devices by the end of the year
Google has been working with its partners to get the Oreo update out by the end of the year.
August 21, 2017
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Google says there will be 11 Daydream VR phones by the end of 2017
At its I/O 2017 developer conference in May, Google shared details of improvements planned for its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream allows owners of certain Android smartphones to use them with Google's Daydream View headset, along with a touch controller, creating a portable VR solution.
July 25, 2017
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Google Tango review: Promising Google tech debuts on crappy Lenovo hardware
The 3D sensing abilities are exciting, but not fully baked yet.
December 25, 2016
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Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else
Apps that are crash-prone or battery hogs are now demoted in Google Play search results so you'll be burdened with fewer one-star duds.
August 3, 2017
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Google to revamp Chromebook Pixel lineup with new convertible this year
Google will likely announce the next Chromebook Pixel at the same time as this year's Pixel phones.
August 21, 2017
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Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo website, detailing some of its features
After a very short and somewhat anticlimactic event, Google officially christened Android O as Android 8.0 Oreo. While the beta has been in circulation for quite some time, the firm now has an official website that details the upcoming OS and its features.
August 21, 2017
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Google updates Camera app on the Play Store, adds double tap to zoom and new elements to UI
Google has now updated its Camera app on the Google Play Store, bringing features that were originally only available to those on the Android O Developer Preview. While there aren't huge updates, the small refining touches to the camera's UI should make things a bit easier when it comes to taking photos and videos.
August 11, 2017
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Google updates its support timeline for Pixel and Nexus devices
It appears that Google has updated its terms of support for its Nexus and Pixel devices. The firm now has times listed for when it will stop providing telephone and online services.
June 9, 2017
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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations
The first update to the Android app since January's redesign also brings the ability to toggle Do not Disturb and search for GIFs with Gboard.
March 17, 2017
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Google will brand certified Android device boxes with a Google Play Protect logo
There are basically two kinds of Android devices out there in the world -- ones that are certified by Google and come preinstalled with Google apps (including the Play Store), and ones that aren't. While Google has been certifying Android devices for a while, today the company announced that it's making it a bit easier to make sure that you're getting a certified Android device with a new program that will put a Google Play Protect logo directly on your phone's packaging.
August 28, 2017
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Google will bring ads and more e-commerce options to AI Assistant as part of monetization strategy
Google ads exec Sridhar Ramaswamy offered a look at the company's plans to profit from its free Google Assistant for smartphones and smart devices. Researching and developing a service like this is a huge undertaking, so it's only natural that Google will look for ways to monetize it without hampering the user experience.
May 24, 2017
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Google's 5 Biggest Android Missteps
Google has taken Android from a small startup to the largest mobile computing platform in the world. You can't do that solely on luck, but that doesn't mean Google hasn't made some mistakes. Some have pointed to one issue or another as evidence of Android's inadequacy. Still, things have worked out, even with a few big errors on Google's part. So, let's talk about all those times Google facepalmed with Android, and what it did to fix it.
July 24, 2017
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Google's Allo gets a web app, but only for Android users
Google's Head of Product for Allo, Amit Fulay, has finally announced the availability of Allo for web. He had stated in July that the web version would be available in a few weeks. A new detail that we have gotten in his recent announcement was that the web version is only available for Android users right now.
August 16, 2017
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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served
The Chocolate Factory's mobile operating system comes with saccharine emoji filling
August 21, 2017
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Google's ARcore Brings Tango-Like Tech To Standard Android Smartphones
Google announced a new entry to its ever-growing portfolio of immersive technology. The company already has its hands full with two VR platforms, Cardboard and Daydream, and it dumped significant resources into realizing the Tango AR platform. Now, Google has another AR option that's cheaper to adopt: Google ARcore.
August 29, 2017
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Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones
A developer going by the handle B-S-G has created an unofficial port of Google's Camera app, allowing a larger number of Android users to utilize the software with much-loved features like HDR+. Though the app is only officially available on the Pixel smartphones, this port makes it available to any Android smartphone running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 821 or 835 processor.
August 14, 2017
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Google's Chrome for Android now asks users to pick their preferred search engine in Russia
Earlier this year, Google lost an antitrust case in Russia over the restrictions it places on Android devices. As part of a settlement with the country's antimonopoly agency, FAS, the US tech giant has made changes to its Chrome app, which now prompts users to select a default search engine when it launches for the first time.
August 7, 2017
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Google's experimental new Search app is lighter, prettier, and probably not made for you
Google's Search app on Android has been more than just a native interface for the company's flagship product for years now -- opening it instantly provides you with info about traffic, weather, as well as whatever interests its algorithms have detected. And all that is good and well, except it also means the app has become a bit bloated with features many will never use, which also happen to eat up precious data.
August 17, 2017
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Google's Inbox can finally show multiple email accounts at once
Google Inbox has a new "all inboxes" view on Android, allowing you to see all of your inboxes without tapping back and forth. This saves you two seconds of tapping each time you check your mail and keeps you from missing important messages arriving in your less-used mailboxes. While Gmail on Android has had this feature since 2015, it has yet to come to Gmail on iOS. Predictably, the unified view hasn't come to Google Inbox on iOS either.
August 21, 2017
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Google's new campaign asks for your best Pixel and Pixel XL photos
Most artists today would gladly tell you a story or two of when they were asked to do some work "for the exposure" (also known as "for free"). It's an increasingly common phenomenon, with entire Tumblr blogs dedicated to it. But not content with having competition anywhere, Google outdid each and every example so far with its latest campaign, which asks people to submit their photos on the off chance they might get added to Chromecast's Backdrop pool of images.
June 26, 2017
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Google's new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data
Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones. The new Android app, called Triangle, is currently being tested in the Philippines, and lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage and even block individual applications from using your mobile data, among other things.
June 29, 2017
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Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one
Google is likely going to reveal a new Pixel and Pixel XL in the coming months. We've already seen an image of the rumored Pixel XL, codenamed Taimen, and now, we're getting a peek at the smaller Pixel follow-up, codenamed Walleye.
August 4, 2017
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Google's next Pixel XL gets animated, showing us its beauty and imagined in new colors
Late last month, a new bit of information about Google's upcoming successor to the Pixel and Pixel XL made its way online, giving us alleged specifications and features. While getting some early information is great, there is still nothing quite like receiving an early glimpse of a handset.
July 18, 2017
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Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story
Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.
June 15, 2017
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Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio
Google's next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren't expected to come out in a while, but that doesn't mean we can't get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench's database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.
June 9, 2017
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Google's second AR phone, the Asus ZenFone AR, is finally official
Google's augmented reality phones take forever to release, for whatever reason.
August 3, 2017
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Google's SVP of Hardware: Pixel 2 smartphone coming later this year
It's no secret that most companies in the tech, and especially smartphone industry, follow a yearly cycle where an updated, new device is released roughly every 12 months. and Google seems determined to follow that same trend according to its SVP of hardware and creator of the Pixel smartphones, Rick Osterloh.
March 3, 2017
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Google's 'taimen' smartphone -- what (little) we know so far
This time, we are talking about Google -- specifically the tech giant's upcoming phones. While we expected two new ones, like the company released last year, reports now indicate that a third phone could be in the works. and it already had a codename and everything. So what do we know so far?
March 17, 2017
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Google's Tango becomes ARCore: Phone AR for the masses
Sorry, Zenfone AR.
August 29, 2017
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Gorgeous Pixel XL 2 concept envisions less rear glass, more LG styling
Judging from this new Google Pixel XL 2 concept video, the phone could look a lot like the LG G6, and that would come as no surprise given the rumors that LG may be the company charged with its production.
July 5, 2017
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Got a Windows Phone 8 mobe? It's now officially obsolete. Here's why...
Microsoft pulls the plug on support for dedicated smartphone OS
July 11, 2017
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Grab all the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers in 4K resolutions!
The OnePlus 5 is finally here, and as usual, it comes with a plethora of awesome, colorful wallpapers on board!
June 19, 2017
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Grab an unlocked refurbished 32GB Pixel XL for just $415
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an exclusive deal on a refurbished Pixel XL.
August 8, 2017
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Great new OnePlus 5 render shows off a bit more style, dual rear cameras
This is our best look yet at the OnePlus 5's hardware.
June 6, 2017
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Great news for developers, less great for eager enthusiasts
Apple has done a great job working with all of the companies involved to make sure developers have the tools necessary to start testing VR apps and games for SteamVR on the Mac right now, and that's fantastic. Consumers, on the other hand, have quite a wait ahead unless you have an extra $5,000 lying around for the new iMac Pro.
June 7, 2017
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Group in Colorado wants to prevent kids under 13 from owning a purchased cellphone
Children under 13 would not be allowed to be the recipient of a purchased cellphone in Colorado under a proposed ballot measure backed by a group called Parents Against Underage Smartphones. To make the 2018 ballot, the group will need to get 300,000 voter signatures. Dr. Tim Farnum, an anesthesiologist in Denver, is leading the group.
June 19, 2017
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Growing crop of Nexus 6P users report serious battery drop-off issues
Many are claiming sudden shut-downs at random intervals, even when the battery indicator is over 50 percent.
December 21, 2016
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Hacker Uses Printed Photo, Contact Lens To Trick Samsung S8 Iris Scanner
Weeks after a security researcher demonstrated how he could fool the facial recognition software in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone with a digital photo, someone else has managed to hoodwink the phone, this time by tricking the phone's iris scanner with a printed picture and a contact lens.
May 24, 2017
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Hackers can steal smartphone data using a replacement screen
Having your smartphone's screen repaired could leave your device open to attackers, enabling them to steal your data and even compromise your device, experts have warned.
August 22, 2017
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Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises
For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it's "really you' attempting to unlock it. For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.
May 24, 2017
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Hacking smartphones with malicious replacement parts
Smartphone users can now add a new entry to the list of things they need to worry about: their phones being compromised via replacement parts.
August 21, 2017
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Hades' Star is a mobile MMO strategy, which kind of reminds us of EVE Online
Hades' Star has been in soft launch for a while, but is finally available for the whole world to play. What is it? It's a space fleet management strategy type of game, which kind of reminds us of EVE Online. Of course, it's nowhere near as crazy and has been designed for the mobile game lifestyle -- it lends itself to jump-in, jump-out type of play sessions.
July 25, 2017
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Halide: The latest camera app you'll want to start shooting with ASAP!
What is Halide and why is everyone all over the internet talking about it?
June 1, 2017
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Handling Android Things Peripheral Events
Android Things apps have to communicate with an astounding array of peripheral devices, from buttons, temperature readers, and speakers, to handheld GPSes. Google's Peripheral Driver Library simplifies the integration of these hardware components into your Android Things apps.
June 7, 2017
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Has Samsung definitively fixed the battery issue that haunted them last year?
Last fall, we heard almost every day about a battery inside of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding or catching on fire. This resulted in the eventual recall of the phablet, and Samsung's name was dragged through the mud. In order to make sure that this would not happen again, the company commissioned a thorough investigation of the incidents involving the phablet. Among the changes made is the addition of an 8-step test that every battery goes through just to confirm that there is nothing wrong with the power source.
June 12, 2017
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Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?
Nowadays, water-resistance or at least some type of splash-resistance seem to be a must on flagship (and midrange) smartphones. A feature that used to be reserved to the rugged CAT handsets, Galaxy Actives, or phones covered by super-ugly cases is now pretty much mainstream.
June 30, 2017
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Have you had bad experiences with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile tech support?
Getting in touch with Microsoft for tech support on mobile issues can, unfortunately, be a real pain.
June 19, 2017
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Head back to Tamriel for some card battling in The Elders Scrolls: Legends! [Best New Games for Android]
What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store?
July 28, 2017
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Heads Up: Everything you need to know!
What's Heads Up!? and why should I download it?
May 26, 2017
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Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plots its grand comeback
Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.
May 26, 2017
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Here are all Nokia 8 colors and finishes: which one is your favorite?
The new Nokia 8 is finally official, and it's the first flagship by HMD Global, the company that now owns the rights to the Nokia brand and hopes to bring back the DNA of excellence that the company was known a few years ago.
August 17, 2017
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Here are all of the banks that currently support Apple Pay
Wondering if you can use Apple Pay with your credit or debit card? Here's a list of all of the banks and credit unions that allow you pay with a tap of your iPhone.
August 15, 2017
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Here are five paid iOS apps that are free for a limited time
Even if an iOS app normally costs an arm and a leg, you never know when it might end up free for a limited time, like the rest of the apps on this morning's list. and when we say "free for a limited time," it means that if you see something that you like, you better grab it now before it is too late.
March 17, 2017
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Here are the 67 new emoji that might hit phones in 2018
Does the world need more emoji? Probably not. Will it get them? Absolutely. I mean, there's a whole movie about them now -- which, despite getting absolutely wrecked by the critics, still made nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend.
August 4, 2017
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Here are the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S8+ and its Exynos 8895 chipset
In completely unsurprising news, the first benchmarks of the international variant of the Galaxy S8+ may have just hit the web, courtesy of benchmarking tool Geekbench's database. Seriously, Samsung, get your leaks under control. Still, this is also possibly the first benchmark we have of the Exynos 8895 chipset, and the results are certainly promising.
March 17, 2017
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Here are the other five new Moto Mod concepts Lenovo unveiled in Ghana
You might have already heard about Lenovo's latest oddball Moto Mod, which sticks a 360-degree camera on the top of your device. It was revealed at a small event held more than ten days ago in Ghana of all places, which celebrated the launch of the Moto Z line in the country. What you may not know, however, is that the Moto 360 Camera mod, as it's officially called, was actually just one of six newly-revealed mods.
July 4, 2017
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Here are the Xiaomi phones that will be updated to Nougat
Xiaomi will roll out the Nougat update to 14 phones.
July 4, 2017
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Here is another look at Microsoft's unreleased Lumia 960 flagship
Microsoft has always flirted with the idea of having its own mobile ecosystem and the hardware to run it. The first handheld devices were running a customized version of Windows, but Microsoft wanted more, hence the deal with Nokia.
June 26, 2017
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Here is how much Google pays to those who find Android security holes
Do you know that you can get paid for finding security issues in Android? It is basically what Google offers with its Android Security Rewards (ASR) program, launched about two years ago. Rewards vary wildly depending on the nature of the vulnerability discovered, but Google says the average compensation paid to individuals is $2,150 for every valid claim they make, and dozens of researchers have received payments of $10,000 or more over the last two years. In total, over $1,5 million have been paid so far to teams and individuals contributing with vulnerability reports.
June 2, 2017
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Here is how to fix a broken iPhone 7 screen or replace a battery yourself: use the new iFixit Fix Kits
iFixit has just launched its brand new Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that allow you to fix a broken iPhone screen or replace an iPhone battery at home, yourself.
August 17, 2017
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Here is how you can score a free Galaxy S8 from Samsung (U.S. only)
Even though previous reports pointed to weak Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales in comparison with its predecessors, the South Korean company recently refuted these rumors and said its current flagship sell much better than expected.
July 18, 2017
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Here is the first live look at the Google Pixel 2
This is our best look yet at the smaller Google Pixel 2, known internally as Walleye.
August 4, 2017
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Here is the list of Apple devices that will get iOS 11
We already know what enhancements iOS 11 is going to bring. We also know that it is coming in the fall of this year, presumably around the launch of the next iPhone models. What we have't yet discussed, however, is which of the existing iPhone and iPad models are going to get the iOS 11 update, so let us now shed some light on the matter.
June 7, 2017
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Here is the silver version of the upcoming Nokia 8 flagship
HMD Global, the owner of the Nokia phones license, is expected to unveil at least one high-end smartphone by the end of the year. There has been much talk around HMD's first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone, but we didn't quite get a better look at the device until recently.
July 18, 2017
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Here is what the inexpensive Nokia 2 might look like
Nokia 2 is supposed to be HMD's cheapest Android smartphone to date. The name of the handset hasn't been confirmed yet, but the company's officials suggested in recent interviews that HMD plans to launch new Android smartphones in the coming months.
July 25, 2017
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Here is why Samsung made the Galaxy Note Fan Edition
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was an ill-fortuned device with a faulty battery that caused multiple devices to explode and it all ended up in a total recall for the Note 7 series, but not too long ago, nearly a year after that unfortunate Note 7 release, Samsung brought back basically the same device and called it the Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
August 29, 2017
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Here is why the Essential Phone exists: 6 principles that make it different from others
In a world of tens, if not hundred of great devices, the announcement of the Essential Phone, the first handset from the namesake company conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin himself, will feel like one of many in just a few days.
May 30, 2017
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Here is why you can't find your favorite Nokia-branded smartphone yet
It's true that HMD promised to bring all three Nokia-branded smartphones in just about every meaningful market by the end of June. Unfortunately, the Finnish company has yet to achieve what it said in its previous statements.
June 30, 2017
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Here is why YouTube isn't a default app on iOS
Remember when YouTube and Google Maps were installed on iOS by default? This has been the case since the first iPhone, all the way to 2012, when suddenly iOS no longer included pre-installed Google services.
June 30, 2017
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Here's a scratch, burn, and bend test of the... original Apple iPhone
In case you find bend and scratch test interesting, then you've definitely stumbled upon some of Zack Nelson's videos on the JerryRigEverything channel.
May 26, 2017
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Here's how Apple is making iMessage take on Facebook Messenger bots
Facebook Messenger gets a new formidable rival
June 9, 2017
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Here's how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8
It's been a long road for fans of Samsung's Galaxy Note phones, but the Note 8 is finally here. Combining the stunning design of the S8 with the iconic S Pen and the biggest screen Samsung has ever put on a phone, the Note 8 looks like it could be the ultimate phablet-style device.
August 23, 2017
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Here's how to pay for things with your smartphone
Who needs cash or cards?
May 24, 2017
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Here's how to use the Edge panel on the Galaxy S8
What's that little tab that lives on your Samsung smartphone's home screen? We'll show you how to use it, customize it, and remove it altogether.
June 8, 2017
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Here's Our First Look at Android Creator Andy Rubin's Super Hyped Secret Mystery Smartphone
After months of speculation, the creator of Android, Andy Rubin, is finally showing off his company's new products. Since leaving Google in October 2014, he has been working tirelessly on launching a smartphone that he claims could shakeup the tech industry.
May 30, 2017
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Here's the fastest way to get Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel right now
Here's how to get the Android Oreo on your Nexus or Pixel device.
August 21, 2017
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Here's what a phone sees when it falls from a plane and survives
This could be an elaborate ad for Samsung
August 14, 2017
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Here's what our favorite apps might have looked like in an alternate, brutalist reality
As far as contemporary app design goes, we as species have much to be thankful for. The successful dodging of the "brutalism" bullet is something that's making our daily interactions with our smartphone mostly a pleasant endeavor, thanks to the minimalism of iOS and Google's Material Design looks. Both look modern, fresh, and are as appealing as they come.
June 1, 2017
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Here's what Siri will and won't do on the Apple TV
Don't just talk at your favorite shows: With Siri, you can give commands to your Apple TV.
August 21, 2017
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Here's what Sony Xperia devices will likely get updated to Android O
With Android O being just around the corner, it's only normal for us to hear more and more tidbits of info pertaining to what Android devices will be getting this next essential upgrade to Google's mobile OS.
August 3, 2017
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Here's what the Galaxy Note 8 means for your VR experience
A new Galaxy Note means more power for VR users, but it also means a tiny sacrifice.
August 23, 2017
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Here's what the Galaxy Note 8 will cost at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint
One of Samsung's most expensive phones ever
August 23, 2017
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Here's what we can expect the Google Pixel XL 2 to look like
Google's Pixel XL may be going bigger, and sleeker, in 2017
July 11, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about Dash Charge on the OnePlus 5
Dash Charge is one of the fastest charging protocols available today.
June 29, 2017
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Here's what you need to know about the Samsung Note8 smartphone
It packs dual cameras, animated messages, and a split-screen option for multitasking.
August 23, 2017
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Here's what's new in Android 8.0 Oreo
Yesterday Google finally revealed Android 8.0, also known as Oreo. Aside from the name, release date and the question of whether individual handsets will be treated to an upgrade, the query on most Android users' lips is "what's new?".
August 22, 2017
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Here's which Xiaomi phones will likely be getting updated to Android Nougat
Aside from waiting for posh new phones, the Android crowd has another favorite pastime, and that'd be nothing but patiently waiting for the next Android update to hit their devices.
July 4, 2017
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Here's why sideloading apps is safer with Android Oreo
Sideloading apps is safer than ever with Android Oreo.
August 21, 2017
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Here's why some OnePlus 5s rebooted when calling 911, and how OnePlus fixed it
This is what you'd call a 'showstopper' bug ... if you actually find it.
July 25, 2017
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Heroes of Skyrim expansion for The Elder Scrolls: Legends goes live on Android/iOS
Bethesda's latest mobile content comes in the form of an expansion of the increasingly popular The Elder Scrolls: Legends card game. Dubbed Heroes of Skyrim, the expansion is now available on mobile devices, including Android and iOS.
June 29, 2017
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Hey Windows phone fans -- ignore the haters, use what you love
"Windows phone is dead" has been the popular quarterly headline and social media mantra for the past couple of years. But for many fans who don't care what the naysayers say, Windows phone is wanted - dead or alive.
July 31, 2017
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Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do
10 tips to master your Google-powered device.
June 7, 2017
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High-def camera maker Red announces 3D smartphone
Videos and 3D photos will automatically be stored via the company's Red Channel cloud service
July 7, 2017
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High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included
Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.
July 17, 2017
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High-quality iPhone 8 dummy in the new copper "Blush Gold" color, up close and personal
So, Apple is definitely moving some pieces around with how its iPhones look and feel this year around -- some would say "finally". While the "s" models that will succeed the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are said to be same in form factor, but sporting a glass back and wireless charging, it's the iPhone 8 (a.k.a. iPhone X, iPhone Edition, iPhone Prime) that will have a revolutionary form factor, a proportionally radical price tag, and a bunch of premium colors to entice users to get the special handset.
August 14, 2017
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Highly anticipated Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 races its way into App Store
The sequel to one of the best-reviewed motorsport games on the App Store, Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 has finally made its debut on iOS. The game offers an in-depth experience of what it means to be a sports manager.
July 14, 2017
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HMD confirms all Nokia smartphones will get the Android O update
Finnish company HMD Global confirmed earlier this week that all three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 will make their debut on the market by the end of June.
June 1, 2017
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HMD confirms more smartphones are coming this year, but there will never be a Nokia 4
Finnish company HMD Global is in the process of making its new Nokia smartphones available worldwide. The reception of the devices has been so warm that HMD has troubles in providing enough stock for many retailers and carriers across the globe.
July 4, 2017
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HMD considering more retro phones like Nokia 3310, but says it's 'not on a nostalgia trip'
At Mobile World Congress 2017 back in February, HMD Global introduced two new Nokia smartphones, along with a blast from Nokia's past: a modern interpretation of the classic 3310 phone. HMD - the company developing Nokia-branded handsets, built by Foxconn under license by the Finnish tech giant - has been so pleased with the success of the new 3310 so far that it's considering launching more retro devices.
July 5, 2017
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HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6
Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.
July 5, 2017
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HMD Global finally announces a flagship phone with the Nokia 8
At CES this year, the Nokia brand finally reemerged with handsets made by HMD Global, as the Nokia 6 was announced. It wasn't exactly a flagship though, since it was powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset, and the Nokia 3 and 5 were even lower end.
August 16, 2017
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HMD officials hint to new smartphone with display larger than Nokia 8
With the recent flagship launch, the Nokia brand is back in business, hopefully, for many years to come. Although Nokia is not the company behind the new Android smartphones, HMD is doing a great job restoring the name of the Finnish company to its previous glory.
August 17, 2017
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HMD to launch new Nokia feature phone, here are the first official pictures
The new Nokia 3310 has already been released in many markets, but this might not be the only feature phone HMD plans to launch this year. While we know the Finnish company is likely to introduce 6 or 7 new handsets by the end of 2017, we don't know how many smartphones and feature phones are part of HMD's lineup.
June 28, 2017
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Honor 6A hands-on: Premium style, budget price
Honor's latest budget model is going on sale in the UK. Here's our first look.
July 28, 2017
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Honor 6X and EMUI 5.0: Everything you need to know
EMUI 5.0 is Huawei's biggest update in recent years.
June 30, 2017
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Honor 6X is now one of the best phones under $200
The Honor 6X was a pretty great phone at $250. Now it's an essential buy at under $200.
July 25, 2017
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Honor 8 to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in Feb 2017
Something Nougat this way comes.
December 22, 2016
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Honor 9 hands on: a look at the company's latest device
Yesterday was Huawei's summer showcase in New York City: not only a chance for the company to bring their latest devices stateside, but also an opportunity to show off the newest that the Honor brand has to offer. We had some hands-on time with the latest Honor flagship, the Honor 9, which is a great value-for-specs proposition priced competitively at around $480.
July 14, 2017
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Honor 9 is official: Flagship specs + curved glass for £379
New flagship builds on the well-received Honor 8 with a refined design and spec upgrades across the board -- while keeping the affordable price tag.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 is the sum of many incremental upgrades, and that's just fine
The biggest upgrades in this year's Honor flagship will be software, camera, and audio.
June 15, 2017
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Honor 9 isn't coming to the U.S. anytime soon
An Honor 9 release in the United States is 'not planned at this moment,' Honor exec tells Android Central.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 launches in Europe, priced at €430 / £380, including free Band 3
Last year, Huawei's Honor brand launched a new flagship-class handset, offering high-end specs at a relatively low price. The Honor 8 was rather good, earning a high score in our review, thanks to its excellent build quality, stylish design, and impressive battery life.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 Premium with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM coming to Europe for €455
The Honor 9 is a premium device by itself, so the fact that the Chinese company launched an enhanced version of the flagship and called it Premium is rather weird. The better-featured variant has no less than 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage inside.
July 18, 2017
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Honor 9 slowly makes its way to European markets
Introduced in China less than two weeks ago, the Honor 9 is likely to make its debut in Europe in the coming weeks. The high-end smartphone was recently spotted at various major retailers across The Old Continent.
June 23, 2017
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Honor 9 specs
Honor's latest phone has specs broadly in line with the Huawei P10.
June 27, 2017
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Honor 9 US premiere "not planned at this moment"
It looks like the slightly belated European announcement event for the Honor 9 won't have a US counterpart. Speaking to Android Central, Eva Wimmers, VP of Honor EU/Global stated that the company currently has no plans for launching the powerful mid-ranger in the States.
June 28, 2017
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Honor 9 versus OnePlus 5: Beauty and the 8GB Beast
Two very different kinds of affordable flagships enter the fray.
June 30, 2017
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Honor 9: Should you import it if you live in the U.S.?
This sub-$500 device is worth wielding stateside, as long as you don't mind making a few compromises.
August 30, 2017
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Honor has shipped 1 million Honor 9 units globally
Honor is one of those brands that originated from China, but its main focus is outside its home country. And while it may be fairly unknown to consumers in the US, it does have a somewhat solid foothold in Europe. The brand is known for its affordable flagship-speced devices, and pretty good build quality.
July 13, 2017
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Honor Note 9 specs might include 6GB RAM, Kirin 965 CPU and massive 4,600 mAh battery
The enormous Honor Note 8 was officially unveiled exactly one year ago, so it would make perfect sense that a sequel would be announced around the same time. Unfortunately, Honor doesn't have any launch events scheduled for the next couple of weeks, so we can only hope the unannounced Honor Note 9 will be revealed at IFA 2017 in early September.
August 2, 2017
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House committee urges Congress to pass Stingray surveillance legislation
A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.
December 19, 2016
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How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android
Apps sometimes can misbehave. If it happens to you, here's something to try.
May 23, 2017
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How a bug in an obscure chip exposed a billion smartphones to hackers
If you haven't updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b.
July 27, 2017
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How An iOs Developer Just Uncovered The Next Iphone
When developer Guilherme Rambo saw that Apple had released firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker, he thought it must have been a mistake. The HomePod doesn't come out until December, after all. Curiosity piqued, he started digging through the code, where he found perhaps the last thing he expected: Apple's next iPhone.
July 31, 2017
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How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn't)
Apple's cloud-based storage, backup and syncing service is the glue that connects iOS and macOS and makes everything work seamlessly. For those times when problems arise, we have the answers on how to fix things.
August 11, 2017
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How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone
FAQ: Apple's newest iPhone software attempts to move the world out of the JPEG era. CNET decodes the technology.
June 16, 2017
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How do I camera: Samsung releases its own video series with camera tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8
Some months ago, Apple launched a "How to shoot on iPhone 7" series of videos, which were supposedly meant to teach users how to achieve magic with the cameras on their brand-new iPhones. However, the tips were quite basic and the videos, albeit well-made, were something to the tune of "Open camera, tap the white circle, congratulations!".
August 8, 2017
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How do you change movesets in Pok謯n Go? With Technical Machines (TM)!
How do you get and use Quick TM and Charge TM to change your movesets in Pok謯n Go? From beating a Raid Boss!
June 22, 2017
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How do you listen to music on your phone?
There are plenty of ways to listen to music with your phone. Here's how we do it.
June 9, 2017
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How do you take and edit pictures with your phone? [Roundtable]
There's more to taking a great pic that mashing the shutter button. Here's how we do it.
June 16, 2017
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How Essential is taking on giants with a small-batch smartphone
Essential's Toronto launch party was your standard tech industry launch gathering -- with one key exception: Lining one wall was a series of three booths, demonstrating the Essential Phone's camera tech, design process and hardware engineering respectively, and each was staffed by people who actually did the work.
August 23, 2017
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How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger
One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.
May 25, 2017
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How I Use Android: Google Photos manager Indy Khare
The leader of one of Google's most useful Android apps shows us his personal blueprint for maximum mobile productivity.
July 27, 2017
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How iPhone 8 could change the wireless charging landscape
The next iPhone is widely rumored to have wireless charging. But exactly what that means -- and which version Apple may use -- is an open question.
August 9, 2017
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How much mobile data does streaming media use?
Here's the breakdown on how much data streaming music and video use so you know how much to budget.
July 3, 2017
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How much mobile data does streaming media use?
Here's the breakdown on how much data streaming music and video use so you know how much to budget.
July 14, 2017
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How Samsung's LTE Innovations Are Enhancing Public Safety Communications
As a leading Public Safety LTE (PS-LTE) solution provider, Samsung Electronics has, in the past few years, concentrated on innovating to provide reliable wireless communications in response to the growing global demand for public safety networks.
May 29, 2017
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How the iPhone begat shadow IT and enterprise mobility
While Apple hasn't missed the enterprise boat, its success is due largely to the popularity of the iPhone
June 29, 2017
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How the iPhone transformed visual communication
Last week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. Now, if Apple sticks to it usual schedule, we will all be anxiously awaiting the newest iPhone debut for the next 2 months.
July 5, 2017
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How the new App Store can push accessibility forward
One step at a time.
July 13, 2017
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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
It was the year the of Pokemon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.
December 28, 2016
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How to access iPhone content when someone passes away
If someone you know has recently passed away, here's how you might be able to access content from their iPhone if you need to.
August 23, 2017
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How to add a line to MetroPCS
Add a line to MetroPCS with just a few simple steps!
August 8, 2017
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How to add or remove people from shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad
Once you create a shared Photo Stream, you can share images with anyone you'd like, whether they're using an Apple gadget or not!
August 23, 2017
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How to add your own photos to a Sparkpost
You can add your own photos to projects with a tap!
June 30, 2017
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How to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to share your status with everyone and their friends, you have the ability to decide which posts are public and which are private in the settings section of the Facebook app.
May 29, 2017
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How to beach-proof your phone
Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater.
June 23, 2017
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How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts
There are very few things that are more annoying than unwanted cell phone calls. Macworld reader Douglas Cowan asks a question about a way to block those calls.
August 22, 2017
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How to bulk delete images from your iPhone
Deleting hundred of images on your iPhone by tapping individual pictures is tedious. Chris Breen offers a couple of techniques for doing the job quickly.
May 30, 2017
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How to buy a song you like from Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad
Want to purchase a song you love listening to on Apple Music? It's trickier than I'd like, but doable.
June 2, 2017
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How to buy and read e-books in Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update
How do I download and read e-books on my Windows phone?
May 29, 2017
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How to catch every Raid Boss in Pok謯n Go
How do you catch a Raid Boss in Pok謯n Go? It's all about stacking your bonuses!
July 7, 2017
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How to change the icon pack of your OnePlus 5 and spice the interface up
If you're sporting a OnePlus 5, chances are you that you are a poweruser, and this kind of folk usually shows great pride in their customization efforts. You are quite likely to be boasting a custom launcher with a matching 3rd-party icon pack, a set of Zooper/KWGT widgets, and finally, a stunning wallpaper to give everything a classier look.
July 14, 2017
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How to change the language and speaking style of Bixby Voice
How do I change the language or speaking style of Bixby?
August 4, 2017
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How to change your brightness and volume in iOS 11
This is how you can change your iPhone or iPads brightness and volume using Control Center in iOS 11.
July 13, 2017
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How to change your ringtone on the Galaxy S8
Everyone wants to keep their ringtone game strong.
July 24, 2017
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How to check which applications are still 32-bit on iPhone and iPad
Worried your favorite apps may not work in iOS 11? Take a look at which apps are in danger.
August 22, 2017
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How to contact MetroPCS
You can contact MetroPCS easily by a few different methods. Here's how!
August 8, 2017
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How to create a Sparkpost project without a template
You don't need a template to create a stunning image.
June 30, 2017
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How to create and share animated GIFs right from your iPhone!
Animated GIFs are an entertaining way to share short clips via text and social networks. Most GIFs contain funny clips that are looped and annotated, and with the introduction of iOS 11, you'll soon be able to save and view all of your saved GIFs straight from your camera roll!
June 29, 2017
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How to create your own HomeKit-enabled accessories
Hey Siri, control my HomeKit-enabled coffee maker!
June 7, 2017
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How to customize Hello Bixby on the Galaxy S8
Make the most of Hello Bixby with a little customization.
May 26, 2017
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How to delete your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 browser history (clear browser cache)
So, you pre-ordered one of them nice new Note 8 smartphones, eh? You'll be happy to know that the big-screen phablet features a bevy of authentication methods that will do a great job at protecting your privacy against prying eyes.
August 25, 2017
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How to disable notifications for shared Photo Streams
iCloud Photo Sharing is a great way to share photos with friends and family who also use iPhones and iPads. However, the more shared Photo Streams you are a part of, the more notifications you will receive. That means each and every time someone adds photos, you'll be notified.
August 22, 2017
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How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from the iOS 11 beta
Want to roll your iPhone back to iOS 10.3.2? Here's how.
June 6, 2017
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How to enable and disable Reset Protection on Windows 10 Mobile
How do you protect your Windows phone?
July 18, 2017
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How to enable and use Instant Apps on Android
Instant Apps make it easier to get things done on Android without downloading apps. Here's how.
August 18, 2017
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How to find a new job on your smartphone
Career upgrades via mobile.
July 10, 2017
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How to find great deals and discounts on Android and iOS apps
Name someone who doesn't like deals, we'll wait! Getting a quality or, in all honesty, any paid app on the cheap is one of life's little pleasures.
June 1, 2017
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How to find your accounts and passwords on iOS 11
Looking for your accounts and passwords in iOS 11? Here's where to find them!
August 23, 2017
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How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature
A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.
June 8, 2017
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How to fix black screen issues with the HTC Vive
What happens when the lights go out? Here's how to fix black screens issues with the HTC Vive.
July 26, 2017
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How to fix Galaxy S8 battery life problems
Battery life on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is actually pretty good -- but it can always be better.
June 5, 2017
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How to fix Google Pixel battery life problems
How do I extend battery life on my Google Pixel?
June 19, 2017
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How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases
How you get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases and in-app purchases isn't obvious, but it is possible!
July 13, 2017
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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now
Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release is officially here -- and if you have a Pixel or Nexus phone, you can force the update to arrive on your phone this very minute.
August 21, 2017
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How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device
If you're "hungry" for Android Oreo (this is a great joke, what are you talking about), AND you have one of a very small list of compatible devices, you can get it right now. You'll need either a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C or Nexus Player to partake, and a somewhat adventurous spirit -- though it's a far less risky process than it once was.
August 21, 2017
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How to Get Early Access to new iOS and Android Features
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August 18, 2017
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June 28, 2017
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May 22, 2017
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May 24, 2017
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July 18, 2017
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How to master Google Photos
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June 9, 2017
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June 26, 2017
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May 22, 2017
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August 15, 2017
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June 6, 2017
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May 23, 2017
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August 28, 2017
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June 30, 2017
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June 9, 2017
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How To Record Calls On Your Smartphone
After 10 days as the White House's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for posterity but for proof. After all, it's hard to argue with audio evidence.
July 31, 2017
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June 6, 2017
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July 27, 2017
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June 7, 2017
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July 11, 2017
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March 17, 2017
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August 21, 2017
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August 17, 2017
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June 19, 2017
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July 7, 2017
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June 28, 2017
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June 22, 2017
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How To: Make Cortana Your Default Assistant Option on Android Devices
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HP is experimenting with Android for a successor to the Elite X3, rumor claims
HP's Elite X3 might just have been the best Windows 10 Mobile device nobody bought. Reasons for this include its considerably high price tag, its focus on the enterprise, as well as possibly its biggest problem: the fact it runs Windows. But even a company as badly mismanaged as HP (hey, remember that time they bought Palm and ran it right into the ground in just a year?) knows when it's got a good idea, and a recent rumor suggests the company is working on a successor.
August 11, 2017
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HP is offering £150 cashback on Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship and Desk Dock in the UK
Trying to keep up with HP UK's nonsensical pricing of its Elite x3 and Desk Dock bundle isn't easy - just look at the timeline below this article to get an idea of what we mean. After months of the bundle's price rising and falling, the company has now launched another deal to encourage people to buy its Windows 10 Mobile flagship.
June 28, 2017
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HP permanently cuts UK price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship and Desk Dock by 18%
HP unveiled the Elite x3 a year and a half ago, before launching the Windows 10 Mobile flagship in August 2016. In the UK, HP has been adjusting the cost of the handset and its Desk Dock accessory every few weeks, pushing its price up as high as £757.20, or reducing it to as little as £583.20.
August 7, 2017
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If you're on T-Mobile and you own a HTC 10, there's good news for you today, as the carrier is now rolling out a new software update for the device. There's bad news too, though: it comes with Android security patches that are now three months old.
July 5, 2017
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HTC 10 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
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December 22, 2016
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HTC allegedly working on a mid-range U11 powered by the Snapdragon 660
HTC is working on a Mini variant of the U11.
July 4, 2017
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HTC confirms some of its devices that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo
Yesterday, Google confirmed that the next version of Android, 8.0, will be called Oreo. Following the announcement, it released final builds for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Naturally, this leaves many users asking if their device will be updated, and it seems that HTC is one of the first with some answers.
August 22, 2017
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HTC is bringing 60fps video recording to its U11 flagship "over the next couple of months"
HTC unveiled its new U11 flagship just under three months ago, priced from $649. The company said that the U11's camera delivers "best-in-class HDR", and "best-in-class autofocus", along with the "most stable smartphone video", including five-axis optical (OIS) and electronic image stablization (EIS) for video capture.
August 8, 2017
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HTC is doing so badly it just got outsold by Oppo in its own home country
Last we heard from HTC's financials, things were on the uptick: both month-over-month and year-over-year revenue was rising, mostly thanks to the newly-released flagship U11. But getting slightly better sales than a year ago does not at all mean the company's troubles have magically gone away.
August 29, 2017
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HTC is learning a tough lesson in mobilizing a fan community to fight U11 reviews
This may not be as bad as first thought, but HTC should know better than this.
June 5, 2017
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HTC is reportedly working on a mid-ranger with Edge Sense, code-named Ocean Life
If you thought the HTC U11's Edge Sense was just a one-off gimmick, think again -- a new rumor suggests the company is not only doubling down on the new technology, but will actually be equipping an upcoming mid-ranger with it.
July 4, 2017
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HTC is rolling out 60 fps video to the U11 sometime in the 'next couple of months'
Open-ended time frame, much?
August 8, 2017
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HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US
HTC launched the first two Android smartphones as part of a close partnership with Google back in 2008 and 2009, and for a time it was one of the top Android device makers. It was later eclipsed by Samsung, LG, and more recently Chinese firms like Huawei. After struggling recently, analysts at BayStreet Research are now predicting HTC won't even bother to launch a flagship smartphone in the US next year. the rationale for this prediction is surprisingly believable.
December 20, 2016
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HTC might be looking to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business
HTC, whose mobile handsets ruled the smartphone world of yesteryear, is working with an adviser to examine some pretty significant "strategic options" as it aims to find a path forward, Bloomberg reports. These steps include the possibilities of selling its Vive virtual reality arm or simply spinning it off into a separate venture.
August 23, 2017
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HTC One M8 engineering prototype in Matte Black surfaces out of nowhere
You never know when some relics of the past will rear their heads, and in what ways. The HTC One (M8) was among 2014's most likeable phones, a quality successor to the revered HTC One that tried to make a case for dual cameras years before they become sort-of mainstream. It didn't succeed, as the technology hadn't come to frution at the time. All that duo cam setup managed to deliver was a decent bokeh.
May 30, 2017
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HTC promises "swag" in exchange for positive U11 publicity to VIP community members
Say you're a phone manufacturer in pretty bad financial trouble, but you've just released a flagship which desperately needs promoting. What do you do -- do you produce an expensive, risky marketing campaign, or do you simply get your community to do it for you on the cheap? Well if you're HTC, it's the latter, it seems: a recent post to HTC elevate, an official, invite-only community for HTC fans, calls on its members to defend the U11 in comment sections and on social media, in exchange for "swag".
June 5, 2017
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HTC reportedly working on a new mid-range smartphone featuring Edge Sense
Back in May, HTC unveiled its squeezable smartphone, the U11, which outsold its predecessors. It looks like HTC will give people another device to squeeze, but for a lower price this time. A leak has appeared online reporting the specs of a new mid-range device on which HTC may be working on.
July 4, 2017
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HTC says that Android Oreo is coming to the U11 in Q4, with new products on the way
Earlier this week during a solar eclipse, Google finally unveiled the name of the next version of Android, calling it Oreo. Later, it released images for its Nexus and Pixel devices, and confirmed a number of OEMs that would be supporting the new version of the OS.
August 23, 2017
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HTC says the U 11 will get Android Oreo before the end of the year
HTC is ready to commit to an Android Oreo upgrade. The company tweeted today that it will update its devices to the new OS starting in the fourth quarter of 2017, starting with the U11. Oreo will eventually come to U Ultra and the 10, too. This seems slightly ambitious, but at the same time, if you're going to release an expensive flagship device, you should also be able to keep it up-to-date.
August 23, 2017
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HTC shows off new Edge Sense tricks coming to the U11
It wasn't that long ago that HTC debuted its U11 handset. While the top-tier device offers the expected set of specifications like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, and more - where the U11 stands out from the crowd is with its unique Edge Sense technology. Now, the firm is bringing updates to Edge Sense that will expand the phone's capabilities.
June 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a portable Echo
HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering.
July 17, 2017
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HTC U 11 battery life test score is out: aces benchmarks, but standby is below average
The HTC U11 is a 5.5-inch flagship phone with a stunning design and aspirations to have one of the best cameras ever put in a handset, but what about its battery life?
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 becomes first phone with Amazon Alexa hot-word support
Just say "Alexa" at any time and the HTC U 11 will answer you.
July 17, 2017
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HTC U 11 debuts in India with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for a sensible $800
HTC is back to winning ways with the U11.
June 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets a big first update, but the changelog is nowhere to be found
HTC's new squeezable flagship, the U11, is getting its very first update. Coming in as version 1.11.617.3, the patch weighs in at the rather massive 1.9GB.
June 14, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets new update, 1080p 60FPS video recording on board
A new update has started rolling out for the HTC U11. Coming in at about 663MB, the software upgrade should bump the software version to 1.27.400.9
August 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 is now shipping in the US, also available at Sprint and Amazon
Ready to squeeze an HTC U11? Well, if you have pre-ordered one in the US, you are about to get it soon because HTC's latest flagship is finally shipping. And demand for it seems to be exceeding what HTC can supply, seeing that at HTC.com, the smartphone is now out of stock, with new shipments expected in two to four weeks.
June 9, 2017
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HTC U 11 review:
HTC U 11's gimmicky features distract from pure power
June 29, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: 10 key takeaways
The HTC U 11 is the new kid on the flagship block, and it aims no lower than the biggest guys around: the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy phones.
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun
The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.
June 9, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A fragile, squeezable flagship
Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.
June 8, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: A second opinion
HTC's 2017 flagship is an excellent handset that sets the tone for the future of HTC's smartphone business.
June 27, 2017
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HTC U 11 review: Back in the running
HTC needs something to get it back in the conversation with today's flagships.
May 26, 2017
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HTC U 11 software update could be coming any day now, here are the improvements it brings
A couple of days ago, we heard about an upcoming HTC U11 update, which would enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the device. Awesome, sure, but it seems that's not all!
August 2, 2017
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HTC U 11 squeezable Android smartphone coming to America in beautiful 'Solar Red' color
One fun aspect of Android is that there are many different device designs. Unlike the iPhone which is largely uniform in style, there are countless smartphones running Google's mobile operating system with different sizes, shapes, colors, user interfaces, etc. Heck, you can still get an Android phone with a physical keyboard!
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 to score sRGB color space support, 1080p video recording at 60fps with future updates
According to an HTC insider that recently posted on XDA's forums, HTC U11 is about to receive a pretty substantial update that will introduce a number of rather important new features.
July 10, 2017
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HTC U 11 versus Google Pixel XL: Which should you buy?
Google still demands top dollar for its aging Pixel XL. So should you consider the latest phone from Pixel-maker HTC instead?
June 19, 2017
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HTC U 11 will get its Android 8.0 Oreo update before 2018 begins
Shortly after confirming that three of its smartphones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, HTC today revealed that one of those handsets would receive the update starting the fourth quarter of the year (October - December). Unsurprisingly, the handset in question is the U11, HTC's current flagship phone, launched in May with Android Nougat on board.
August 23, 2017
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HTC U 11 with 6GB RAM now available for pre-order in the US, only in one color
When the HTC U11 was announced, two variants came up -- one has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, while the other sports a 128 GB storage chip and 6 GB of RAM. At first, it seemed like that latter edition would not be making it to the US, or we had no date for its arrival at least. However, yesterday, it was revealed that the "bigger" model will be landing in the States today. And sure enough, it's already up and ready for purchase on the HTC website!
July 25, 2017
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HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?
Last month, we told you that HTC was prepping a mid-range handset code-named the HTC Ocean Life. This morning, more speculation about the device has leaked, including the alleged name of the phone. Reportedly dubbed the HTC U11 Life, the mid-range model will be equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution.
August 11, 2017
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HTC U Ultra review: a beautiful group of questionable decisions
In a market filled with great high-end phones and tons of up-and-coming prospects at lower prices, the HTC U Ultra is unable to live up to its bloated price tag.
March 17, 2017
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HTC unsurprisingly considering strategic investments, spin-offs amidst lengthy financial struggles
We already know HTC's finances aren't great.
August 23, 2017
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HTC will launch a mobile version of the Vive this year
HTC will design and release a mobile VR solution this year.
February 15, 2017
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HTC's Desire 530 just regenerated into the Desire 555, and is exclusive to Cricket Wireless
Today, HTC announced the Desire 555, it's new entry-level handset that's exclusive to Cricket Wireless. The phone is very similar to those that we've already seen from the company, such as the Desire 530 and 626.
July 17, 2017
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HTC's next Edge Sense features for the U11 still seem very gimmicky
HTC today released a video of some new features coming to Edge Sense, the headlining, squeeze-your-phone-to-do-something feature of its U11 smartphone. The examples shown include Google Maps (which automatically zooms in when you squeeze), Google Photos (same thing), Calendar (change to a different view with a squeeze), and the ability to end calls by -- you guessed it -- squeezing the phone.
June 23, 2017
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HTC's revenues are on the rise, and it's all thanks to the U11
So the verdict is in (and has been for more than a month now, but nevermind that): the HTC U11 is a pretty sweet phone. And, for a change, customers are now actually buying it, as HTC has just had its best month of the year so far in terms of revenue.
July 7, 2017
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Huawei applies for "4D Touch" trademark
If the phrase "4D Touch" sounds strangely familiar, it's probably because it reminds you of 3D Touch, Apple's pressure-sensitive screen technology that debuted with the iPhone 6s. What's 4D Touch, though? Right now, we have no idea, but we do know that it's some sort of technology or feature that's under development at Huawei. The manufacturer has applied to register a trademark called "Huawei 4D Touch"; sadly, not much is known beyond the name itself.
June 19, 2017
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Huawei came really close to selling as many phones as Apple
Apple sold 41 million iPhones in the second quarter, while Huawei's shipments were at 38.5 million, according to Counterpoint Research.
August 3, 2017
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Huawei claims to have surpassed Apple in global sales volume last December
Over the last year, the Chinese phone-maker has buzzing about its intentions to top both Samsung and Apple as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer as quickly as possible, and the latest sales data may be a sign of things to come. However, since sales numbers on a monthly basis are hard to accurately calculate, Huawei's claims may not be completely representative of reality.
June 12, 2017
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Huawei debuts Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus with 20MP front-facing camera
Huawei has been on a roll lately, offering a wide variety of handsets for the first half of 2017. Now, the firm has announced its latest entries, the Nova 2 and the Nova 2 Plus.
May 26, 2017
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Huawei expands its tablet portfolio with the MediaPad M3 Lite 10
Huawei continues to compete in the tablet market even though the segment considerably dropped in sales in the last few years. The MediaPad series is Huawei's leading tablet line, and one of the most popular launched by the Chinese company.
May 31, 2017
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Huawei has four new inexpensive MediaPad tablets coming to the U.S.
Besides its Mate flagships and Honor-branded smartphones, Huawei also makes the MediaPad line of tablets. Now, in the days before IFA, Huawei has announced four new tablets coming to the U.S. in September.
August 25, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap
And it's under £500...
May 22, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8: Impressive, but lacks appeal [Review]
The Honor 8 Pro is the latest premium smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, best known as an offshoot of tech titan Huawei.
May 29, 2017
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Huawei Honor 9 officially here with 12MP and 20MP dual cameras
Huawei, the world's third-largest phone maker, gives its Honor brand a refresh with the Honor 9, in the hopes of proving once again that a midrange phone can handle modern features like a dual camera setup.
June 12, 2017
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Huawei leaving the low-end market, focus is on premium smartphones
Let's face it, long gone is the time when Huawei was mostly known for its budget-friendly smartphones. The Chinese company is now world's number 3 handset maker, and not due to mainly selling low-end smartphones.
July 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 9 now costs less than $500
First announced in November 2016, the Huawei Mate 9 was released in the US in January this year, being sold unlocked for $599. Now, the handset is at least $100 cheaper, depending on where you're buying it from.
July 25, 2017
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Huawei Mate 9: Big, bold, and still beautiful nine months later
The Chinese company's flagship smartphone is still a great buy, though the competition has vastly increased in the nine months since its debut.
August 21, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 concept video envisions near bezel-less display and dual Leica camera
As we start heading into the latter part of the year, Huawei is preparing its next release, the Mate 10. While there were some rumors, it was Richard Yu, chief of Huawei's consumer division, that stated last month that the handset will be far superior in many aspects to Apple's upcoming iPhone.
August 15, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 could feature a powerful Kirin 970 chipset built on 10nm technology
The upcoming Huawei Mate 10 could shape up to be one beastly device. A recent post from an industry analyst on Chinese website Weibo indicates that the high-end handset could be the first to feature Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 chip that will be built on a 10nm process.
June 29, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be the only Mate 10 variant with a bezel-less design, new rumor claims
One of Huawei's biggest market successes outside of its own home country is definitely the Mate 9, so it only makes sense we'll be seeing a successor to it soon. And this has already been confirmed, thanks to a video showing off the device's camera capabilities.
August 22, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far
After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is preparing to end 2017 with a bang. This "bang" will be called the Huawei Mate 10, which also apparently bears the codename "Marcel".
August 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 tipped to come with all-screen front, 10nm chipset, AR
Huawei usually releases its flagship phablets in the Mate line in the fall, and this year's Mate 10 reportedly won't be an exception. Expected to arrive in October, the big guy is now rumored to jump on the all-screen bandwagon, similar to the Galaxy S8, LG G6, the Essential phone, and, eventually, the iPhone 8.
July 5, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will be even better, giving the firm more ammo to compete with Apple
Huawei has been relatively busy the past year or so, releasing the Mate 9 in November and later debuting it for the United States in January. A month later after the US debut, the firm would come to announce and release the P10 and P10 Plus. As we start heading into the latter part of the year, it appears the Huawei is ready to shed some light on what's to come over the next few months.
July 28, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will seriously challenge Apple's iPhone 8, company's CEO promises
Huawei is currently the world's number 3 smartphone manufacturer, and the Chinese company doesn't show any signs of slowing down. There's no market we can think of where Huawei doesn't sell its handsets, so the next step for the giant would be to try and appeal to even more consumers in those markets.
July 27, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 will ship with new Kirin 970 chip, and it has leaked out
A recent leak showing the Kirin 970 specifications gives a good look at what we can expect:
August 17, 2017
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Huawei may soon surpass Apple in smartphone sales, research firms claim
Yesterday, Apple reported a 7% increase in its year-over-year (YoY) revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2017. Apparently, this isn't enough to solidify its position as second in terms of smartphone volume sales, as recent reports from research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics suggest that Huawei is closing in to supplant Apple, only 3 million behind in terms of smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2017.
August 3, 2017
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Huawei missed memo that PC's dead -- so here are three new notebooks
Touchscreens? Who needs 'em?
May 24, 2017
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Huawei Nova 2 coming soon to Europe for a whopping €400 price
The Nova series is a rather new lineup of mid-range smartphones coming from Huawei, but it already has quite a lot of devices. One of the additions to the Nova series that was introduced this year is the Huawei Nova 2.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei P9, P9 Plus shipments exceed the 10 million mark
The P9 is Huawei's first flagship series to cross the 10 million mark.
December 28, 2016
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Huawei P10 unofficially available in the U.S. for $532
Huawei's newest flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus haven't been officially introduced in the United States, and the situation will probably never change in the near future.
May 31, 2017
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Huawei Pits The nova 2 Plus Against The iPhone 7 Plus!
The Apple iPhone is the smartphone brand to beat, so it's not surprising to see Huawei throw their hat into the ring. What's really surprising though is what they are tossing into the same ring as the iPhone 7 Plus -- the Huawei nova 2 Plus.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei pokes fun at Samsung with its latest Mate 10 advert
This week, Samsung announced its latest smartphone with the Galaxy Note8. While pre-orders for it opened a day ago, it looks like Huawei is busy building buzz for its upcoming Mate 10.
August 25, 2017
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Huawei sees the LG FullVision and Samsung Infinity, raises them 'EntireView Display' for Mate 10
LG launched its G6 flagship with a FullVision screen, Samsung countered with the Galaxy S8 Infinity Display, Apple is prepping an all-screen iPhone 8, so what's the world's third largest phone maker to do when faced with all that screen-to-body marketing parlance? Well, release an EntireView display, of course. That's the trademark that Huawei has filed for recently, and we can't help but wonder whether it will make a cameo on the rumored "full-screen" Mate 10 phablet.
August 4, 2017
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Huawei servers hitch ride with Intel's Xeon SP
Blade server initiates server portfolio conversion
July 14, 2017
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Huawei threatened with UK sales ban unless it pays royalties to patent troll
A raging patent battle between Huawei, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and a US data software firm called Unwired Planet has resulted in a surprising ruling against the former, who has been threatened to face a sales ban in the United Kingdom, lest it not pay royalties for global sales of its devices.
June 13, 2017
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Huawei Throws More Shade On The Samsung Galaxy Note8
Huawei seems to be itching for a fight with the two giants of the smartphone industry. Earlier today, they challenged Apple's iPhone 7 Plus with their new mid-range nova 2 Plus smartphone. Then they threw shade on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet.
August 23, 2017
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Huawei to launch application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functions
Huawei will have a very busy H2 2017 if we are to believe what Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, told the audience at 2017 China Internet Conference.
July 13, 2017
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Huawei unveils a new MateBook series powered by Windows 10
Today, Huawei introduced a trio of new, beautifully designed MateBook Windows 10 PCs, built for you to stay connected and work on-the-go.
May 24, 2017
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Huawei's next flagship could be heading to AT&T during the first half of 2018
According to a report that was published earlier today, AT&T has agreed to carry Huawei's next flagship phone starting in the first half of 2018. Doing this is a must for Huawei if it wants to fulfill a promise it made last year to top Samsung and Apple and become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. To achieve that goal, Huawei is going to have to cultivate a strong relationship with one of the stateside carriers, which in this case appears to be AT&T.
August 4, 2017
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Huawei's powerful Kirin chip teased in new Mate 10 video
By now, you've probably heard that Huawei is set to announce a beastly smartphone this October. The device in question is called the Mate 10, and it's going to be special for the Chinese manufacturer in more ways than one.
August 29, 2017
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I made my own portable phone charger, and I didn't electrocute myself
The best charger when you're trapped in a gas station during the apocalypse
August 3, 2017
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I'm just not that excited about the upcoming Pixel 2
With the original Pixel already my daily companion, why should I imagine trading it in for something else?
August 4, 2017
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iCloud in iOS 11 FAQ: Everything you need to know!
Apple's planning some changes to iCloud with iOS 11.
June 7, 2017
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iCloud versus iTunes backups, government demands, your privacy, and a plea for optional encryption
Apple's latest privacy report shows that if protecting your data is your primary concern, go Galactica and keep your backups offline.
May 24, 2017
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iCloud: The ultimate guide
Apple's iCloud makes it possible to sync and store data you need across all your devices. Easy access, baby!
August 15, 2017
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ICO seizes phones and computers in nuisance call scam raids
Probe into theft of personal info from car repair centres
June 9, 2017
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Iconic MMORPG RuneScape is coming to mobile this winter
RuneScape, the massively popular MMORPG, is coming to mobile devices this winter. This was announced today by its developers -- Jagex Ltd. The mobile version will not be separate from the PC one, however. Instead, they will be touch-optimized clients that will allow for cross-platform play.
July 17, 2017
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IDC second quarter data shows tablet market still in disarray
IDC has just completed its analysis of the second quarter tablet market. For the three month period, worldwide tablet shipments declined by 3.4% to 37.9 million units. This performance comes despite Apple's new low priced iPad. Even detachable tablets, once expected to lead the category out of the darkness, were unable to provide much lift for the product. Apple and its iPad continued to have the top market share and also led in unit shipments.
August 3, 2017
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IEEE Gives Bluetooth Version Thumbs Up
The global standards body approves 802.15.1, a standard adapted from the Bluetooth specification. the Premier Event for Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.
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If the Google Pixel XL 2017 will have silver and blue versions, here's what they could look like
Yesterday, thanks to a render revealed by Android Police, we saw what's supposedly a near-final design of a new Google Pixel XL smartphone - a 6-inch handset reportedly manufactured by LG.
July 12, 2017
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If the LG V30 doesn't have a secondary ticker screen, will you miss it?
Alright, folks, we are gearing up for another exciting period of the year -- the August-September phone announcement bonanza, with IFA in Berlin, and Apple's iPhone keynote. Among the major players we are about to see, there is LG's upcoming super-powered phablet -- the LG V30.
August 8, 2017
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If You Don't Want AccuWeather Sharing Your Location Even When You're Not Using It, Update Your App Now
We've all been there: You download a new app to your phone or tablet and are asked to share your location data -- even when you're not using the service. In most cases, you can say no and go about your day knowing that the app isn't following your every move. But that's apparently not the case with AccuWeather, as security researchers say the app is accessing users' location data even when they turn off location services.
August 23, 2017
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If you still want to buy Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL in the UK, you can get one now for £275
Two weeks ago, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of the company's entire range of Lumia Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the UK. all four handsets are coming to the end of their retail lies, and all unlocked models of the phones also sold out on the company's US store this week.
December 28, 2016
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If you're buying Beauty and the Beast, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere
Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney's are not.
June 6, 2017
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If you're buying The Lion King, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere
Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney's are not.
August 15, 2017
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iFixit ranks repairability of 2016 flagships, LG G5 comes out on top
The LG G5 received the repair-friendly score of 8/10.
December 23, 2016
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IHS sees AMOLED shipments surging in 2017, fast growth throughout 2020
IHS says that AMOLED panel shipment will increase 63% in 2017, driven by strong demand from smartphone makers. Looking forward the AMOLED market will experience fast growth, as demand will rise for smartphones, TVs, VR HMDs and mobile PCs.
July 5, 2017
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IHS: Chinese OLED makers ship over a million panels in Q3 2016
IHS says that combine OLED shipments from all active Chinese OLED makers reached over a 1.4 million panels in Q3 2016 . this is still small relative to Samsung's capacity (which made around 70 million panels in the quarter) but a step forward for these companies.
December 22, 2016
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Images of LG V30 phone leak through marketing campaign
Phone hype starts early for every brand, and this post's for you, LG fans. The company employs Joseph Gordon-Levitt to host annual creative competitions that often involve participants filming something with an LG phone.
August 7, 2017
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Images said to be of new iPhone show off large display, and rear Touch ID sensor
Every week, there seem to be new images or renders of Apple's upcoming iPhone. One problem with the barrage of information is that there doesn't seem to be a consensus on where the Touch ID fingerprint reader will make an appearance.
June 2, 2017
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Implementing Azure Push Notifications in Your Android Apps with Xamarin Forms
Notifications are a very integral part of any mobile application. In the mobile world, we term them push notifications, when any message is sent from the server to the app; the message is displayed even when the app is not open. In this article, we will walk through the steps to integrate an Android App with the Azure notification service. Because notifications are platform specific, in this article, we will look at the steps specific to Android.
June 26, 2017
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In a world of ordinary wallpapers, these are Wonder Woman wallpapers!
"In a world of ordinary men, I am Wonder Woman!"
June 1, 2017
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Incipio offGRID Express 3000mAh Backup Battery Case for iPhone 6S, iPhone 6
Never worry about battery life again on your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6 while using this 3000mAh backup battery case from Incipio.
July 6, 2017
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India's leading mobile wallet Paytm heads to Canada to facilitate bill payments
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
March 17, 2017
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Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo
India-based messaging app Hike is back on the acquisition trail after it picked up Creo, a hardware company that previously released smartphones, streaming devices and an operating system.
August 11, 2017
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Indie gamers rejoice! Permanent "Indie Games" section added to Apple's App Store
After releasing its 12-day "Celebrating Indie Games" event, Apple is now taking another huge step to promote independent game developers and their titles. the App Store now features a dedicated Indie Games section, which is currently highlighted on the main page of the digital distribution platform through a new thumbnail dubbed "Celebrating Indie Games".
March 17, 2017
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Info-stealing malware Xavier has infected hundreds of free apps on Google Play Store
Android users beware! Over 800 Android apps Google Play Store are found to be infected with information-collecting malware dubbed Xavier. According to Trend Micro security experts, the malware has been pre-installed on a wide range of free Android applications, such as photo editors and wallpapers, and has been downloaded millions of times so far.
June 16, 2017
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Inner-vation: Design goes beyond the shell
The Macalope is all for job mobility, he just wishes it would stop being used as a cudgel against Apple any time some former employee says something about the company.
July 18, 2017
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Inside Andy Rubin's quest to create an OS for everything
Here's some free advice: Don't try to break into Andy Rubin's house. As soon as your car turns into the driveway at his sprawling pad in the Silicon Valley hills, a camera will snap a photo of your vehicle, run it through computer-vision software to extract the plate number, and file it into a database.
July 25, 2017
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Inside Apple's 6-month race to make the first iphone a reality
Everyone agreed that Steve Jobs's iPhone demo back in January 2007 had been flawless--remarkable even. He'd taken a barely working iPhone prototype and, with some engineering sleight of hand, made millions want to buy one right away.
June 28, 2017
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Inside the battery-free cell phone of the future
The battery-free phone runs on ambient light and RF signals, though it's not enough to power your favorite game.
August 16, 2017
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Insiders claim only 4 million iPhone 8 units will be available at launch
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Apple is reportedly having some trouble with the iPhone 8's manufacturing. Today's doom alarm was sounded by Digitimes, who, citing unnamed industry sources, claims the iPhone 8 may suffer from shortages due to poor yield rates at OLED panel plants. Curiously, this news comes despite reports of Apple suppliers actively ramping up production and recruiting new workers to meet the increased demand.
June 27, 2017
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Insiders peg Apple iPhone 8 starting price at $999
The Apple iPhone 8 is one of the most expected devices of the year for a reason: the 10th anniversary iPhone, it is expected to sit atop upgrades to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as a more premium, all-out experience.
August 23, 2017
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Instant Apps now on 500 million Android devices
Instant Apps now available on 500 million Android devices.
August 18, 2017
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Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones
Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership. Because Intel couldn't build a smartphone modem integrated on-die on its own silicon at that time, the company decided to partner with TSMC, which handled its modem manufacturing.
June 13, 2017
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Intel X299 Platform Appears to Have Serious VRM Issues
With AMD's successful Ryzen processors, competition has returned to the CPU market, but Intel may have dropped the ball with its recent launch of the X299 platform for its X-Series processors. This series of processors is supposed to span from a lowly 4-core all the way up to an 18-core/36-thread behemoth, though only the CPUs up to the 10-core/20-thread i9-7900X are available now.
July 3, 2017
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Intel: Qualcomm uses the courts to destroy its competition
Intel has weighed in on the legal sparring between Apple and Qualcomm, accusing the latter of (ab)using the courts to destroy any competition it has.
July 25, 2017
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iOS 11 adds ability to disable Touch ID with 'cop button'
A new feature lets iPhone users quickly tap the power button to call 911 and prevent unwarranted logins.
August 17, 2017
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iOS 11 Developer Preview: all the improvements to the camera app so far!
So, yesterday, Apple kicked off WWDC 2017 with an exciting keynote, revealing a bunch of new stuff, iOS 11 included. Now, the operating system is not ready for prime time yet, as it will launch this Fall with the new iPhones, but a Developer Preview build is available for those who have developer accounts. Worry not, if you are itching to give it a spin, a public beta will also come out soon!
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 drops the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen iPad
iOS will complete its 64-bit transition just four years after it started.
June 5, 2017
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iOS 11 FAQ: Apple releases public beta 9 just one week before its September iPhone 8 event
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
August 28, 2017
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iOS 11 FAQ: Everything we know about new Siri, Messages, Photos, and Apple Pay
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 gives users tighter control over when apps can use their location
Apple is giving users the option to enable much stricter location rules with iOS 11, according to MacRumors. The company began this effort last year by adding a new option to iOS 10 that grants apps access to your location only while they're actively being used. But this "while in use" setting is up to developers to actually enable.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 prevents your iPhone from automatically connecting to patchy Wi-Fi
Goodbye Xfinity hot spot pop-ups
July 24, 2017
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iOS 11 Safari will turn Google AMP links back into regular ones when sharing
Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
August 23, 2017
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iOS 11 versus Android O: Who's winning so far?
And why it might not matter if they're both saving the best for upcoming flagship phones.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11 versus iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of (almost) all the new features
So, iOS 11 is finally official. Showcased on stage at WWDC 2017, it's another evolutionary chapter that fine-tweaks the user experience and aims to make it a more customizable and pleasurable ordeal.
June 5, 2017
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iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions
Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage. The feature will go a long way towards helping all iPhone owners get better control over their phone's storage, but will be especially useful for those who own one of Apple's entry-level models, like the 16 GB iPhone 6 or 6S, for example.
June 6, 2017
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iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID
Beta testers evaluating Apple's upcoming iOS 11 have discovered new emergency SOS functions, as well as what some are calling a "cop button." Press the power button five times on an iPhone running iOS 11, and the device will do two things. First, it brings up an option to dial emergency contacts if you swipe right.
August 18, 2017
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iOS 11 will not support iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and 4th-gen iPad
It looks like iOS 11 will be a great upgrade for iPhone and iPad users, but not everyone will be able to join the party. As usual, Apple has dropped support for older -- yet still popular -- devices, and this time around two iPhones and an iPad are getting the axe.
June 7, 2017
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iOS 11's Files app FAQ: Everything you need to know!
iOS 11 will have a new way to interact with your files. Here's what you need to know about it!
June 6, 2017
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iOS 11's new volume indicator is the biggest tiny change no one's talking about
Well, this is a welcome change
June 7, 2017
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iOS and its effect on enterprise security
Over the past decade, iOS devices have found their way into many businesses. According to a new report this has led to an increase in the number of attacks and incidences of malware on the platform.
July 18, 2017
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iOS: 'Superior mobile platform for business,' says Accenture
Apple's moral mission to grow the economy just won even more support as Accenture joins the iOS in the enterprise mission.
August 29, 2017
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iOttie iTap Wireless charging car mount review: As good as it gets
Wirelessly charge your Qi-enabled phone with ease.
August 22, 2017
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iPhone 7 Plus owners report overheating and black screen camera issues
Some iPhone 7 Plus owners are reporting camera issues including streaks of color on images, a completely black screen instead of an image preview, and a warning that the iPhone needs to cool down before the camera can be used (despite no signs of overheating). some affected owners state Apple replaced their iPhone or, in some cases, just the camera module.
December 30, 2016
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iPhone 7S may get thicker to fit in more goodies
The expanded waistline could make wireless charging a thing according to one report.
August 16, 2017
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iPhone 7s Plus bare logic board poses for the camera, A11 chip and Intel modem markings observed
The announcement of the new iPhone models is just around the corner. Despite Apple's secretive ways, more and more information about the devices is starting to leak out as we draw closer to September.
August 25, 2017
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iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in 'millionths of a second'
Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed, according to a report by the Korea Herald citing insider info.
August 21, 2017
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iPhone 8 case shows us the device's size compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
We've been hearing for a while now that the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will follow in the footsteps of "bezel-less" phones released earlier this year -- the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 -- and have an extremely high screen-to-body ratio. We've seen schematics, renders, and dummy device leaks that affirm this and show us a dual camera module, a-la iPhone 7 Plus, on the device's back, though, a vertically-oriented one.
May 26, 2017
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iPhone 8 could be bigger than what leaks are suggesting
We've all seen the renders and blueprints, we've all heard the rumors. The iPhone 8 has been leaked to death at this point, but despite that we recently got yet another curious leak regarding the new iPhone, and it came from none other than Apple itself.
July 31, 2017
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iPhone 8 could bring you wireless charging, face recognition
It will also have a fingerprint sensor under its screen and a thinner bezel, according to a trio who say they work at Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
June 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table
Apple's HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving. When the company shared an early build of the speaker firmware, many developers started digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. And iHelp BR spotted an interesting reference to the facial recognition feature.
August 7, 2017
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IPhone 8 Design Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal, Will Include Face-Scanning
Prepare to get used to a bezel-less iPhone.
July 31, 2017
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iPhone 8 Display 'Confirmed,' Price Still a Mystery
The iPhone 8 rumor mill has been churning since last fall, when reports tipped a zirconia ceramic casing and 5.8-inch OLED panel.
July 18, 2017
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iPhone 8 dummy mock-up brings rumors to life
There's nothing official about this prototype or video, but Apple fans will eat it up anyway.
May 24, 2017
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iPhone 8 keynote and release date popped up in a rumor
For the past couple of weeks, we've been getting some conflicting reports on the iPhone 8's announcement date. First, rumors said it's delayed until October or even November, but that sounded way too unusual for Apple.
May 26, 2017
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iPhone 8 to come with no home button, rumors suggest
The circular home button has been a staple of the Apple handset design ever since the original iPhone. However, according to rumors, originating from China, this will no longer be the case.
May 26, 2017
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iPhone 8 Leaks from Multiple Sources Allege Only Slight Curves for Screen
A couple days ago I mentioned that rumors were swirling that the iPhone 8 might not get that curved screen that has been rumored for so long. that was the big feature that many people were hoping for and now only a couple days later there are several more reports from typically reliable sources cropping up that say Apple has ditched plans for that curved OLED.
March 17, 2017
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iPhone 8 mass production has reportedly started, device on track for regular September launch
Many people in the recent months (present company included) have had their doubts about Apple's ability to produce the iPhone 8 in time for its traditional mid-September launch window. And this has all to do with the tons of sketchy analyst predictions that have been flying around recently, such as this one from Bank of America, or this other one from Morgan Stanley (which directly contradicts its own words from just a month earlier).
August 3, 2017
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iPhone 8 may get killer video upgrade, HomePod leak hints
4K resolution at 60 frames per second would make iPhone videos crystal clear and buttery smooth.
August 4, 2017
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iPhone 8 may have fingerprint-scanning screen for constant authentication and peace of mind
The first modern smartphone fingerprint scanner made its debut with the Apple iPhone 5s, and it changed everything. This biometric feature was so perfectly executed, it revolutionized smartphone security and privacy in a quiet, yet profound way. With just a touch on the home button, the phone was able to instantly and reliably authenticate the user and let them in. Boom. Done. No more annoying passwords, passcodes, or any other leftovers from the keyboard era.
June 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 might include 3D face recognition technology
According to a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple is testing a new 3D sensor that will allow users to unlock their phone, authenticate payments or launch secure apps by scanning their face.
July 3, 2017
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iPhone 8 pricing: How high can Apple go?
Customers have paid more for storage, processor power, materials, even colors, but will they pay more for iPhone 8 features?
July 10, 2017
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iPhone 8 production line shot with potato cam, we see a lot of back panels
So, it's a well-known fact that Apple and its manufacturing partners over in China have some Draconian rules in place for factory workers in order to minimize -- nay -- eliminate any leaks from the production lines. People that go in and out pass through a metal detector, cameras are following if anyone tries to pocket a piece of the future iPhone, and so on. Needless to say, there are no personal phones and absolutely no cameras on the premises.
August 14, 2017
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iPhone 8 prototype images surface on Twitter, but it's most probably a fake or an old prototype
The iPhone is one of the devices that spark the most rumours, attract the most attention and always enjoy spectacular interest from leakers and tipsters, prior to their launch every year. However, this year is even more special for Apple fans and tech guys from around the globe, as iPhone turns 10 years of age, since it was unveiled in 2007 for the first time.
June 30, 2017
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iPhone 8 screen resolution versus screen technology
Confession: I hadn't even been considering the screen resolution of iPhone 8 (D22). I'm no stranger to such considerations. I went more than a little overboard running the resolution options on a 4-inch iPhone back before iPhone 5 shipped. Likewise imagining the resolution of a 5-inch iPhone before iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipped.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know
When is iPhone 8 being released? What will the specs be? Will it have special features? Here's everything we know!
June 9, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Production delays may mean the new iPhone will be hard to find
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone right here.
August 23, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Facial recognition could replace the Touch ID's fingerprint sensor
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Frickin laser beams in the frickin camera?!
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone right here.
July 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: iPhone 8 mockups are everywhere
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone right here.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Launch date has been pushed back to October (or maybe November)
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: New evidence points to wireless charging and waterproof specs really happening
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
June 14, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Plastic OLED for a curved display with innovative 'sensing technology'
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
December 19, 2016
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iPhone 8 rumors: what we expect from Apple's new iPhone
As we've come to expect every fall, a new iPhone is headed our way and this year things are looking zanier than ever. From minimizing the bezels to getting rid of the home button, it looks like the iPhone 8 will receive a drastic makeover from previous iterations. Here are all the rumors, leaked details, and speculations about what we can expect to see from Apple later this year.
August 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Wireless charging may be delayed and get ready to shell out big bucks
Get all the rumors about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone right here.
July 3, 2017
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iPhone 8: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price
Despite months of rumors about turbulence in Cupertino and manufacturing issues in the supply chain, it appears we can now once again expect to see three new iPhones in early September, as usual. Exhibit A: August 1's reassuring earnings call, which investors took as a clear signal from Apple: everything is fine, we are on track.
August 2, 2017
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iPhone 8's AR reportedly powered by frickin' laser beams
The next iPhone might get a 3D laser system on the back, according to one report.
July 13, 2017
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iPhone 8's embedded Touch ID may still be causing headaches
An uncertain future for the upcoming iPhone's fingerprint sensor may result in delayed shipments, according to industry analysts.
June 21, 2017
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iPhone camera apps: 4 apps that take full advantage of iOS 10 and a photographers' eye
The iPhone has a pretty powerful camera for a smartphone, and the iOS Camera app works well for most people. But if you're a serious photographer and want more camera controls, you need to use a third-party camera app.
July 5, 2017
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iPhone Cases Recalled; Liquid Inside Can Burn Skin
An electronics company is voluntarily recalling about 263,000 liquid glitter iPhone cases for a potential chemical burn hazard.
August 2, 2017
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iPhone exploit breaks the Messages app indefinitely
A new hack, discovered by hacker Vincedes3, can crash and disable the Messages app on any device running iOS 8 through to iOS 10. the revelation was made popular by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, who uploaded a video presenting the exploit's destructive impacts. Additionally, Vincedes3 has documented the exploit on his own channel.
December 30, 2016
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iPhone face recognition camera looks pretty damn likely
If it comes to the iPhone 8, here are six cool things it could do -- according to Apple.
July 6, 2017
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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots
China's iPhone factories are being automated
December 30, 2016
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iPhone melts in sun, says customer
Commentary: In the UK, a woman leaves her iPhone 6S out in direct sunlight. It is, according to a repair man, a complete write-off.
June 19, 2017
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iPhone Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
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iPhone SE takes top spot in large US customer satisfaction survey, indicating demand for compact phones
It looks like there's still a lot of smartphone users who prefer one-handed use over large screens, as the compact iPhone SE ousted all other smartphones in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey.
May 23, 2017
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iPhone versus Android: Which is better for you?
Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.
July 27, 2017
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iPhones allegedly stolen from a moving truck by crafty thieves
Last month, a Samsung worker was reported to have stolen $700,000 worth of smartphones directly from the company and a woman was caught smuggling 102 iPhones into China, but what we have now is a movie-style heist involving iPhones, a moving truck, and thieves in a van.
July 31, 2017
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iPhones of Future Past: Understanding iPhone 8
In addition to selling more iPhones, Apple can also sell more of an iPhone. The company can bring tomorrow's iPhone to customers today, for a price.
July 18, 2017
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iPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec
Commentary: Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google+, criticizes his old employers and says Android's camera tech is "a few years behind."
July 31, 2017
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IPVanish VPN review: A rich set of features that also caters to novice users
IPVanish has everything you love about a VPN, including a lack of user logs, a long list of servers, and features for advanced users.
July 17, 2017
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Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?
Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from Facebook, Snapchat, Wechat and more.
July 14, 2017
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Is Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, well, essential?
The father of Android has his own new take on the phone. But is it enough to make you reconsider the age-old question: iPhone or Galaxy S?
May 30, 2017
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Is another Windows phone reboot really a good thing?
We recently broke the exclusive news that Microsoft is looking to reboot Windows on phones yet again, with CShell and Windows 10.
June 7, 2017
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Is "I forget' a valid defense when court orders demand a smartphone password?
The answer seems to be yes and no. But one suspect on Tuesday gets 180 days jail.
May 29, 2017
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Is It Really Time for Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone?
Wireless charging has struggled for years to gain ground in consumer electronics. For one hot second, it looked like the option would be available in every smartphone, then manufacturers started to bail out, then it started to come back. And now, we have the biggest confirmation yet that Apple is jumping into the game. Has the time finally come?
June 14, 2017
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Is LG taking jabs at the Galaxy Note 8 with these new V30 teasers?
LG and Samsung are both getting ready to release brand new high-end smartphones with large screens: the V30 and the Galaxy Note 8, respectively. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with an S Pen stylus (which may be seen by some as an essential feature), the V30 doesn't have any pen. Nevertheless, LG doesn't seem to be impressed by the Note 8 and its S Pen, as it released two V30 teaser videos that appear to be taking jabs at Samsung's upcoming handset.
August 22, 2017
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Is Microsoft strangling Windows phone to prepare for the concept of Surface 'phone'?
Many may have read the title as "Is Microsoft killing Windows phone?", concluded that the answer is, "yes" and jumped to the comments to express their anger, snark or dismay. But that wasn't the question.
July 14, 2017
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Is OnePlus teasing multiple color variants for the OnePlus 5?
Ever since OnePlus confirmed the name of its next flagship smartphone - OnePlus 5 - the company slowly started sharing some details about the device. That's how we know that the OnePlus 5 will be released sometime this summer, coming with a camera developed in collaboration with DxO, and likely featuring a 3.5mm headset jack positioned at the top of the handset.
May 22, 2017
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Is that an iPhone 8 in Tim Cook's pocket?
People on the internet seem to think Apple CEO Tim Cook is carrying around the next iPhone, as evidenced by a photo he tweeted today of a visit to a manufacturer. Could that bulge in his right-hand pocket be the next iPhone? Is this how low we're going to go for iPhone rumors? (Yes.)
August 23, 2017
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Is this the Google Pixel 2?
Reputable phone leaker Evan Blass says there's no headphone jack.
August 4, 2017
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Is Windows 10 on ARM really the savior Windows phone fans are hoping for?
At Windows Central, we've covered the rise and fall of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile closely over the years. Microsoft's mobile OS is clearly in a bad place these days, but the idea of full Windows 10 on ARM seems like something to be optimistic about. Is it though?
July 31, 2017
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Is your iPhone or iPad ready for AR?
Here's the full list of devices that support Apple's ARKit augmented reality platform.
June 6, 2017
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It is alive! Chinese iPhone 8 clone pops up on short video
Ah, the world of counterfeit phones -- ain't it grand? For the past few years, we've seen knockoffs of various hot and heavily-anticipated phones pop up here and there. The amusing thing is that some clones get "released" before the device they are copying is ever even announced. Of course, the iPhone 8 being... well -- the iPhone 8 -- knockoffs are guaranteed. And lo and behold, one has already been caught in the wild.
August 28, 2017
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It's Adventure Time for Minecraft Pocket Edition players!
Minecraft players rejoice! Mojang has just announced that the highly-anticipated Adventure Time mash-up pack for Minecraft Pocket Edition is available for download earlier than expected.
July 6, 2017
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It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things
Google addresses dozens of security flaws in mobile platform
August 9, 2017
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It's not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun
After weeks of railing against pundits proclaiming a phone that has not been released or even seen is a flop, the Macalope is not going to turn around and say it's a guaranteed success.
July 27, 2017
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It's now possible to get the Google Now pane swipe on Jellybean and KitKat with a workaround
A couple of weeks ago, we posted about how it is finally possible to get the Google Now pane swipe onto your Nougat and Marshmallow devices using the 'Nova Google Companion' app in combination with the Nova Launcher, which is now also possible with phones still running Lollipop.
June 30, 2017
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It's official: Google reveals Android 8.0 Oreo
Five months ago, Google announced the first details of Android O, the next major version of its operating system. Since then, it's released four Developer Previews, while speculation has run rampant over the identity of the sweet, delicious treat after which the new update will be named.
August 21, 2017
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It's really hard to use the Moto Z2 Force without a Moto Mod on the back
Some phones have quirks, and others have core issues.
August 2, 2017
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It's taken AT&T over a year to upgrade the ZTE ZMAX 2 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
When it comes to delivering OS updates to its devices, AT&T has an appalling track record. It took seven months for the carrier to bring Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia 640 XL; updates for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge arrived on AT&T months after other US carriers; and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 didn't get its Marshmallow update for over a year after Google released it.
December 21, 2016
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It's the small things: Android O to score an animated clock icon
Ever heard of Chris Lacy? If you've ever used popular Android launcher Action Launcher, then you likely know that Chris Lacy is the sole developer of the app and is doing an excellent job at keeping its creation up-to-date with the latest software developments of Android. But Action Launcher is not what we're going to talk about today.
June 26, 2017
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It's your last chance to get a OnePlus 3T
There is no denying that the OnePlus 3T is still a very good high-end smartphone. But, since it will soon be replaced by the OnePlus 5, which rocks some amazing hardware and, hopefully, just as an attractive price tag as before, the current flagship killer will not be available for much longer.
May 26, 2017
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Itchy-fingered OnePlus presses refresh, out pops value champ 3T
Pricier than its last, but still undercuts Apple and co
December 20, 2016
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iTranslate's new app gets us one step closer to simple, real-time translation
It's more fun to use than the rest, even if it falls a bit short
August 3, 2017
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iWork apps add new shapes, collaboration improvements, and more on iOS and Mac
Apple has released a set of updates for its iWork suite of productivity apps, adding professionally-drawn shapes, enhancements for collaboration, and improvements to the stock and currency functions of the apps.
June 13, 2017
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Jabra Elite Sport wireless review: one day, these buds could replace your current tracker
Fitness buffs will love how much they can do with them, but $250 is still steep.
December 21, 2016
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Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the "Full Active" LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides.
June 19, 2017
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Japan Display to restructure itself as an OLED producer?
For Japan Display, the company is in a rather tough financial condition. Even though smartphones continue to sell, Japan Display's LCD panel business for the connected devices cannot make up for the company's late entry into OLED displays. And even Apple, which has stood by its LCD screens since the unveiling of the very first iPhone in 2007, is experimenting this year with one of its handsets. The tenth-anniversary Apple iPhone 8 will likely become the first iOS powered device to carry an OLED screen, leaving the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus to carry on this year with LCD panels.
August 8, 2017
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Joe Belfiore: We love Windows phones, that's why we bring its features to iOS and Android
In the latest Fast Ring build for Windows 10 -- Build 16251 -- Microsoft introduced the first in a new set of features that rely on users linking their phone with their PC; for now, this link allows users to send whatever webpage they are browsing on their phone over to their PC.
July 27, 2017
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Jolla Announces Sailfish X
As some more Linux phone news this week besides Android Oreo and Purism's Librem 5 smartphone effort, Jolla has just announced their plans for shipping Sailfish X.
August 25, 2017
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Judy malware could affect over 36 million Android devices
Millions of Android devices could have been affected by a new auto-clicking adware program found in apps developed by a Korean company.
May 30, 2017
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Judy, Judy, Judy; Malware affects as many as 36.5 million Android devices
Last week, researchers at Check Point discovered malware called "Judy" that could have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. The auto-clicking adware generates large numbers of fraudulent clicks on ads, resulting in large sums being paid to the hackers behind the operation.
May 29, 2017
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June Android security update rolls out to Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note 4 and Note Edge
Google released its latest monthly Android security update just over two weeks ago, making it immediately available for its supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Google's hardware partners are continuing to bring that update to their own devices, including Samsung, which is now rolling out the new patches to four of its handsets.
June 21, 2017
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June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.
June 21, 2017
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June security update coming to Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra
Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively.
July 7, 2017
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Junk call nightmare flooded woman with hundreds of bizarre phone calls a day
Kim France gets a lot of calls--but nothing prepared her for receiving 700 a day.
August 28, 2017
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K'ablekey review: Versatile iPhone flash drive doubles as Lightning charge cable
A unique flash drive that allows iPhone owners to free up space on their smartphone by backing up videos, photos, music, or documents and even charge a device while on the go.
May 23, 2017
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KA-SHING! Three's daddy Hutchison flogs telecom unit for £1.4bn
Hong Kong's richest man just got a bit richer
July 31, 2017
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Kado is a wall charger that's thinner than your phone
I like to keep a charger in my bag, one of several "just-in-case" things I tend to carry around with me everywhere. Who knows when you might need to recharge your phone? (Then again, I also travel with a couple power banks, so it's possible the wall charger is a bit overkill.)
July 5, 2017
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Kamerar ZOOM is a lens attachment for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera
With the 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses of its dual-camera, the iPhone 7 Plus offers more flexibility in terms of focal length than most smartphones. If that's still not enough, the Kamerar ZOOM is now the first lens attachment designed for the iPhone's dual-camera.
December 21, 2016
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Kantar: iOS, Android post strong numbers in Urban China
The smartphone market has matured with most of the developed countries saturated. This has led to an avid push by both Google and Apple to push their respective Operating Systems in developing countries such as India and China. While Apple is allegedly planning to start manufacturing in India, Chinese OEMs are already ruling the market for Android in the subcontinent.
June 15, 2017
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Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN service is free, but Android users aren't happy with the permissions it requires
In a time when people are more concerned about privacy than ever, security tools such as VPNs are proving increasingly popular. Kaspersky Lab recently released a VPN tool for Android, and reviewers are voicing concerns about the permissions required by the app.
August 18, 2017
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KDE Plasma Mobile Explores Switch to AOSP from CyanogenMod
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP).
December 28, 2016
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Keep some Texan pride on your home screen with these wallpapers
Texas is a big state with a big heart.
August 31, 2017
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Keep your KEYone protected with a Tempered Glass Screen Protector
How can you best keep your KEYone's screen protected?
June 29, 2017
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Keep your screen on in Pokemon Go (or any app) with Tasker
The moment your screen goes unexpectedly black is gut-wrenching.
August 8, 2017
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Kik jumps on the cryptocurrency bandwagon in a bid to copy Chinese messaging apps
You may know Kik as the WhatsApp alternative cool kids use to sext each other, but its executives seem to want to turn it into something a bit different. Once accused of being a clone of BlackBerry's BBM, Kik now seems to be turning its gaze eastward, where messaging services, such as Chinese giant Tencent's QQ and WeChat have a variety of other uses, including peer-to-peer payments.
June 21, 2017
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KGI: Apple is two years ahead of Qualcomm with 3D sensing tech
Apple was years ahead of the industry when it first launched a 64-bit chip in its iPhone 5s, and it was years ahead with the introduction of fingerprint scanning, and this year, the expected signature feature of the Apple iPhone 8 - its 3D face scanning feature that will replace fingerprint scanning - is said to be at least 2 years ahead of the closest competitor, Qualcomm, according to a report by KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo.
August 22, 2017
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Kodak EKTRA 'camera first' smartphone now available in US
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. The Android smartphone, which was first announced in October 2016, features a 21MP camera and a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras. The handset has been available to purchase in Europe for a handful of months, and now US consumers can buy the model unlocked with support for GSM mobile networks for $399.99 USD.
May 23, 2017
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Konami brings PES2017 Pro Evolution Soccer to Android and iOS devices
KONAMI has just unleashed yet another title in the PES franchise, which should appease to all football fans who can't have enough of their favorite sport.
May 24, 2017
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Kryptowire Details Blu, Cubot Smartphone Vulnerabilities
Kryptowire revealed more information about vulnerabilities present in smartphones made by Cubot and Blu. The security company explained what information is at risk, how that data is exfiltrated, and, in some cases, where the servers used to store this "private" info are located.
August 2, 2017
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Kuo: LG is going to make OLED screens for Apple's 2018 iPhones
Industry sources have been tipping that Apple might move to OLED for good, and is looking to diversify with LG as a supply alternative to Samsung, fronting it no less than $2.7 billion as an advance payment for securing a production line dedicated entirely to iPhone displays, starting in 2019.
July 31, 2017
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Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied
The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited.
June 9, 2017
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Last week in tech: Amazon's massive drone delivery hub may be coming to your city (in the distant future)
Plus: Free vintage Sega games and the latest from the wild world of cryptocurrency.
June 26, 2017
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LastPass launching revamped family service with intuitive group features
Keep everything locked tight from the public but freely shareable in your family.
July 18, 2017
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Latest Android distribution numbers show Nougat's progress is too slow before Android O arrives
Google has just updated the Android distribution figures for the month of August, and things aren't that great considering a new version of the OS is just around the corner.
August 8, 2017
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Latest Google Pixel XL 2 leak hints at AOD, new display profiles, and much more
New Pixel XL 2 leak details software-based features.
July 14, 2017
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Latest iPhone 8 rumor hints at facial recognition support for Apple Pay
The iPhone 8 rumor mill is in full swing, with yet another report cropping up and shedding new light upon recent news that iPhone 8 might include facial recognition technology. A few days ago, renowned developer, Steve Troughton-Smith, found evidence backing the existence of infrared face unlocking throughout Apple's HomePod software payload.
August 4, 2017
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Latest LG V30 render leak shows front, back and sides in full
The LG V30 has leaked yet again, showing a similar design to the G6.
August 16, 2017
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Latest Nougat beta update for the S7 edge fixes reboot issue
Bug fixes, transparent notifications, and no more errant reboots.
December 27, 2016
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Latest OnePlus 3 and 3T Open Beta preps OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5
The latest builds for the OxygenOS Open Beta program primarily offers bug fixes, update to OnePlus Community App.
June 16, 2017
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Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T is all about bug fixes
One would think that having an important announcement such as the launch of a flagship smartphone in just a few days, will prevent OnePlus from focusing on any other activities that will consume resource of any kind.
June 16, 2017
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Latest render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals embedded fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras
A Twitter user with the handle @PoyocoTech, has sent out a tweet with a render that he claims is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As you can see, the phablet borrows the design from the Infinity Display used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
June 6, 2017
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Latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ wearing these four colors
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, are both expected to meet the light of day on March 29th. Ironically, this is going to take place in the Big Apple. the new models could be released on April 28th.
March 17, 2017
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Latest Samsung Flow update allows you to unlock your Windows 10 PC using a Samsung smartphone
Back in February, Samsung unveiled an updated version of Samsung Flow for Windows 10 PCs and phones, which allowed users to sync notification and files between their PCs and smartphones, along with unlocking their PCs using their Samsung smartphone. Back then, these features were only reserved for Samsung PCs only and a lot of people were disappointed by this.
June 28, 2017
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Latest Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leak reveals interesting design and color variations
Samsung has been producing some really appealing mid-range phones as of late, with the company's 2017 A-series handsets providing excellent value for their price.
May 22, 2017
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Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reportedly show off the front of the phablet
We have seen various leaks showing both the back and the front of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a tech tipster has posted on his Twitter page images that allegedly show the front of the eagerly anticipated phablet. Unlike most of the previous leaks, these images don't have a case getting in the way.
July 14, 2017
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Latest 'Shot on iPhone' commercial puts focus on iPhone video capabilities
After previously mostly concentrating on still imagery Apple's latest iPhone commercial showcases the iPhone's video mode by combining several clips that were shot by iPhone owners. There are nature scenes, including beaches, mountains, animals, insects, and ice floes, but also some scenes that feature human subjects.
June 8, 2017
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Latest Skype for Android update brings dark theme to the app
Skype has recently integrated PayPal in its iOS and Android app, providing in-app mobile payments to users. The app has now received another update for Android devices bringing different theme options and more.
August 4, 2017
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Latest version of BBM for Android now released to the public
Last month, BlackBerry offered a new beta version of its BBM for Android messaging app. Today, this new version of BBM for Android is ready for public release with a version number of v3.3.7.94. Among the new features is an improved chat UI that includes new chat balloons and static backgrounds. New and free stickers can now be found faster, and you can more easily manage the groups you belong to with options to "Leave" and "Delete."
August 17, 2017
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Latest Windows 10 insider build lets you link your Android to your PC
Linked phones can send web pages to a PC, and more features are coming.
July 26, 2017
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Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS
A leak spotted on the eve of Apple's WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone.
June 5, 2017
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Leaked images offer first look at upcoming all-metal Moto G5S
Android Authority has gotten hold of these images of the upcoming Moto G5S, allegedly obtained from a trusted source with knowledge of Lenovo's plans. The smartphone is shown in grey, gold, and blue color options. From a design perspective, the only differentiation between the Moto G5S and the Moto G5 or G5 Plus is the full metal body, whereas the aforementioned models have aluminum back plates and plastic sides.
May 22, 2017
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Leaked iPhone 7s dimensions show a larger, thicker chassis because... glass
So far, we've had countless of leaks, rumors, dummies and case maker renders trying to guesstimate and depict the upcoming iPhone 8 with a new for Apple OLED display that will supposedly occupy most of the handset's front. That's not all there will be to this year's iPhone crop announcement next month, though.
August 16, 2017
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Leaked press render shows off LG V30 next to the Galaxy S8+ and LG G6
LG's upcoming flagship looks a lot like the Galaxy S8.
August 3, 2017
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Leaks suggest there is no Nokia 9, but a Nokia 8 that may feature Iris recognition
After it unveiled Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 at MWC this year, HMD Global struggled to make the phones available in most countries. The smartphones were expected to hit the shelves in more regions in the second part of Q2, according to HMD's tweet at the end of May, but they didn't, and we know the company is now in the process of fulfilling its word -- better later than never, right?
July 6, 2017
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Learn a new language on your phone
Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.
May 31, 2017
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LeEco facing continued cash shortage amidst market expansion, business turbulence
Over-extending at a time of lowered sales and under-performing units is a bad combination.
June 28, 2017
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Leica Chairman Andreas Kaufmann says he wants a 'true Leica phone'
Last year, Leica teamed with Chinese company Huawei to co-engineer the dual-lens camera found on the back of the Huawei P9 smartphone. That may be just the start of Leica's phone dabbling, though, based on comments made by company Chairman Andreas Kaufmann in a recent interview with CNBC's 'Managing Asia.'
July 25, 2017
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Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone
By way of its strategic partnership with Huawei, Leica is already involved in the development of smartphone camera technology. However, it appears chairman of the supervisory board Andreas Kaufmann can imagine the German manufacturer taking things one step further and making its own camera phone.
July 28, 2017
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Lenovo announces a 360-degree camera Moto Mod
Lenovo has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z line of devices. The new camera Mod allows users to take 360-degree videos and images using their smartphones.
July 3, 2017
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Lenovo demonstrates two foldable device prototypes
Lenovo recently demonstrated two new foldable device prototypes that use flexible OLED displays. First up is the CPlus, a smartphone that turns into a smartwatch or actually a smart "band" that is worn on the wrist.
December 22, 2016
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Lenovo ditches Vibe Pure UI, will ship stock Android on all future phones
Lenovo is sticking to stock Android, starting with the K8 Note.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo heralds the return of the Moto X lineup with announcement of the X4
Along with a number of other announcements - including the Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset, new Windows 10 PCs, and the Home Assistant Pack - Lenovo announced the Moto X4, heralding the return of the Moto X lineup. The new handset is a mid-range, so it's not quite on par with the Moto Z2 Force, but the company says that it's "a smartphone crafted to perfection."
August 31, 2017
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Lenovo is ditching its Vibe Pure UI, switching to stock Android for all future phones
Lenovo has confirmed that it's abandoning the Vibe Pure UI that currently ships on its Android handsets. Like many manufacturers, Lenovo developed its own user experience on top of Android in an effort to differentiate its devices at the software level, but that's about to change.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo K8 Note debuts in India with a 10-core CPU, stock Android for $215
Ten CPU cores, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a massive 4000mAh battery for what amounts to $215.
August 9, 2017
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Lenovo Moto X4 leaks, features dual rear cameras and water resistance
We got the first sign that Lenovo was planning a new entry to the Moto X line, in November of last year. Since then, leaks and renders of the device, often referred to as Moto X 2017, have continued to surface. Purported specs of the device were also leaked recently, but according to serial leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks), many of those speculations were wrong.
July 5, 2017
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform
Google has been working on its Project Tango augmented reality platform since at least 2014, but that's just when it was unveiled. a lot of work has gone into improving the way phones analyze their environments, but does that translate well into consumer products? In the case of the first official Tango phone, that's a big, fat "no." the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.
December 28, 2016
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK
Get past its size, and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an average phone, suitable for daily use. Its Tango camera shows AR's potential on mobile, but it's still too early to make this a must-have phablet.
December 19, 2016
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Lenovo smartphones will all feature stock Android from now on
Starting with the K8 Note, all of Lenovo's smartphones will come with stock Android installed. The company is dropping its customized Vibe Pure UI in favour of an (almost) untouched version of Android.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo to phase out its Vibe UI, will ship nearly-stock Android on all future phones
Lenovo's homebrewed Vibe Pure UI, which can be found on almost any Lenovo-branded smartphone out in the wild, is going the way of the dinosaurs. The news got broked by Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India's head of marketing.
August 4, 2017
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Lenovo Yoga 720 13 Review: Portable but Powerful
Lenovo helped popularize the convertible 2-in-1 with its Yoga line of PCs that are flexible enough to be both tablets and laptops. The latest entry in this series is the Yoga 720, which has a 13.3-inch screen and can be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD. It includes a fingerprint scanner and two USB-C ports. This Lenovo model starts at $859.99.
June 5, 2017
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Lenovo's Moto X Play is receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the latest security patches
While the Moto X Play was announced nearly two years ago and shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Lenovo isn't done supporting it with major feature updates. The company is pushing out new software today, which includes Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
June 2, 2017
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Lens a dish, get a meal: Pinterest lets users scan food for recipe info
Imagine if it were possible to scan the dinner you're eating at a restaurant and get all the ingredients: well with Pinterest, you can!
May 23, 2017
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Lenses a'plenty: Breaking down which mobile lenses work best for what you're shooting!
These mobile lenses are the best for shooting food, portraiture, landscapes, great times out with pals, and so much more!
May 24, 2017
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LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones
The phone industry may officially have many players, but in the United States its nearly a duopoly between Samsung and Apple. Worldwide, those two companies extract virtually all the profit from the phone market, but that's a different topic. It can be difficult for other companies to stand out in the US, but LG may have hit on an interesting way to do so, by offering free FM radio on its phones.
August 11, 2017
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LG announced its next flagship phone will adopt a 6" edge-curved FullVision OLED display
LG Electronics announced that its next flagship smartphone will be the first phone to adopt LG Display's plastic OLED FullVision display. This will be the first LG phone to use an AMOLED display since the G Flex 2 in 2015, and this is the first step in LG's plan to extend its OLED leadership from TVs to smartphones.
August 3, 2017
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LG announces G6+ with 128 GB storage, new colors and features for the G6
The LG G6+ differs from the original flagship model with its 128 GB of internal flash storage, and with a wireless charging feature ("in some countries"), which was previously available only in the US version of the smartphone, equipped with 64 GB storage. The new LG G6+ also comes with high quality earphones from B&O PLAY.
June 19, 2017
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LG brings its bezel-less display to the smaller and more affordable Q6
LG is bringing its impressive bezel-less smartphone display to a new mid-range Q6 handset. It's not the G6 mini that has been rumored, but the new Q6 has a similar display to the G6, with an 18:9 aspect ratio on a 5.5-inch panel with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. The Q6's display is smaller in size and resolution than the G6, and that makes the overall device smaller and dominated by the screen thanks to the small bezels.
July 11, 2017
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LG confirms its next flagship smartphone has a 6-inch plastic OLED FullVision display
LG has confirmed rumors that its next flagship smartphone will feature a 6-inch OLED screen. While the Korean company does not reveal the name of the handset, it is believed to be the V30 which is due to be revealed very soon.
August 3, 2017
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LG debuts its rugged 'X venture' Android 7.0 handset with an IP68 rating and 4100mAh battery
If you're looking for a rugged alternative to your everyday handset, the LG X venture might be a great option if you are using AT&T service.
May 22, 2017
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LG disappointed by sales of flagship smartphone
"Weaker than expected premium smartphone sales" put a damper on LG's earnings.
July 27, 2017
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LG Display to spend $3.5 billion on new OLED plant, plans to reach 50% of Samsung production
Producing OLED panels for smartphones has turned into an extremely profitable business in 2017. Samsung Display is the current undisputed leader in this segment, dominating the mobile OLED market with a gigantic 95 percent share, but its main South Korean rival LG Display also has some serious intentions to get in on the action.
May 30, 2017
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LG files to trademark LG G6 Alpha and LG G6 Prime in Europe
It would seem that LG is not done producing different variants of its LG G6 flagship model, especially in Europe. On the continent, the company filed to trademark a couple of names that give us clues about its future intentions. The LG G6 Alpha and the LG G6 Prime were both listed on the application submitted by LG.
June 30, 2017
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LG finally unveils the V30 in all of its glory
After teasing various features of the V30 for almost a month, LG is finally unveiling its new flagship handset in all of its glory. The company says that people record 3.5 exabytes of video every year, or 50,000 years worth of footage, so it was time to focus on the video recording aspects of the camera.
August 31, 2017
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LG G5 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
Running Nougat on LG's smaller flagship? we want to know what you think!
December 23, 2016
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LG G6 invite confirms Feb 26 launch at Mobile World Congress
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
January 19, 2017
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LG G6 mini to be called LG Q6?
According to a tweet from tipster Evan Blass, the name of the upcoming mini version of the LG G6 will be the LG Q6. We first heard about this variant of the latest LG flagship back in April. Speculation calls for a 5.4-inch screen with a screen-to-body ratio just under 80%. The aspect ratio will remain at 18:9. Blass says that the phone will offer 3GB of RAM and will sport a single 13MP camera on back.
June 30, 2017
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LG G6 now available to pre-order in the U.S.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint kick off pre-orders for LG's latest ahead of April 7 street date.
March 17, 2017
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LG G6 now comes with 1 extra year of warranty for free (US only)
LG today announced an "LG G6 Second Year Promise" program, which extends the G6's limited warranty from 1 year to 2 years. The program is available only in the US, includes all G6 smartphones purchased from any mobile carrier or authorized retailer, and requires registration on LG's official website.
June 15, 2017
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LG G6 Quick Cover flip case review
Gravity -- it is a funny thing, isn't it? While it's great at making life possible and keeping the universe together, it is also known for its ability to turn smartphone screens into sea salt. Thankfully, there's a protective case for pretty much every smartphone in existence, and today we're taking a look at the official Quick Cover case for the LG G6.
June 26, 2017
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LG G6 Review: Good Enough
Three significant features make the LG G6, this year's flagship smartphone from South Korea's second largest tech company, stand out from all of its predecessors. Above all, we have its 5.7-inch QHD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, the dual rear-facing camera with two 13-mega pixel lenses featuring different focal lengths and a glass finish with an aluminum frame which has an exceptionally slim bezel thanks to the previously mentioned screen.
May 31, 2017
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LG G6 scores 84 points in DxOMark testing, lags slightly behind closest rivals
DxOMark has published its image quality test results for LG's current flagship smartphone, the LG G6. The G6 comes with a dual-camera setup that features two 13MP image sensors. In the main camera the sensor is coupled to an F1.8 image-stabilized lens. The secondary super-wide-angle camera comes with a slower F2.4 aperture and has to make do without optical image stabilization. In video mode the G6 can record up to 2160p/30fps footage.
July 10, 2017
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LG G6 users can now unlock the bootloader
LG started giving users of select devices the ability to unlock the bootloader a few years ago, and the tradition continues with its latest flagship Android smartphone, the G6.
June 1, 2017
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LG heads to CES armed with a bevy of new smartphones
New K-series models and a third-gen Stylo round out the company's affordable offerings.
December 22, 2016
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LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem
A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by "loose contact between components', the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.
March 17, 2017
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LG is bringing a cheap phone with a huge battery to Xfinity Mobile
Comcast's new phone service, Xfinity Mobile, has an astonishingly minimal phone lineup. There are a few iPhone models, a couple Samsung Galaxy handsets, and a $132 LG phone from 2016, the LG X power. Well, now LG has something new to offer: the LG X Charge, which beats the X Power's 4,100mAh battery with a 4,500mAh monster.
June 29, 2017
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LG is releasing a mobile payment app, and you'll never guess the name
Get ready for LG Pay, at least if you live in South Korea.
June 2, 2017
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LG launches G6+ with wireless charging and improved G6 software
If you liked the performance of the LG G6 dual-camera in our review but still weren't quite convinced by LG's 2017 flagship, maybe the G6+ -- announced today -- will win you over.
June 19, 2017
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LG launches the X Venture, an affordable active smartphone
Bear Gryll-types and the accident prone: if the Galaxy Active is too much for you, LG's offering a cheaper alternative.
May 22, 2017
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LG launches V30 with super-wide-angle lens and advanced video features
LG has launched its V30 flagship phone at IFA in Berlin, and like its predecessors in the V-series the V30 puts a lot of emphasis on camera and video features and performance. LG goes as far as to promise a "whole-new video experience."
August 31, 2017
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LG might be working on a mini G6
LG released its newest flagship, the G6, in April this year. Now, it seems the company might be considering, or at least considered at one point, releasing a mini version of that device. TechnoBuffalo reports that its team viewed an internal document that depicts a 5.4-inch device with an 18:9 aspect ratio. That's the same unique ratio LG introduced with the G6.
June 30, 2017
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LG Mobile had a "challenging" second quarter, weak flagship sales to blame
Have you noticed how the LG G6 seems to be on sale pretty much constantly? As of writing, it can be bought for under $500 from Best Buy, Amazon and B&H, while its suggested retail price is a solid $200 more. And we've seen much deeper discounts in the past, too so what gives? Sure, we doubt any customer will be complaining for a good savings, but when a company keeps their flagship at a near-constant 25 percent off , it sure doesn't inspire much confidence in its market performance.
July 27, 2017
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LG named as possible manufacturer of Google Pixel successor code-named "Taimen"
New info regarding Google's 2017 smartphone lineup surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the company may have scrapped its previous plans to release a direct successor to last year's Pixel XL. For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel lineup -- successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a third, larger device.
June 13, 2017
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LG Phoenix 2 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T
The LG Phoenix 2, also known as the LG K8, made its debut at AT&T exactly one year ago. It was one of the many mid-range smartphones shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, as Google was still working on making Nougat official.
May 23, 2017
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LG points out the LG V30's design features in a new video
Now that the LG V30 has been unveiled, LG Mobile has released what it is calling the phone's "Design Video." It is 42 seconds of images and specs that mentions various design features of the multimedia-centric device. The video starts with what LG calls the handset's Balanced Design. That refers to the fact that the larger 6-inch screen on the V30 is found on a device that is smaller in size than the LG V20, which featured a smaller 5.7-inch display. The video also points out that the handset is sleek and trim at 7.3mm thin.
August 31, 2017
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LG Q6 and Q6+ prices might have just been revealed
LG recently announced the first models of its new mid-range series - the Q6α, Q6, and Q6+. Perhaps the most notable feature of the trio is the fact that it comes with a 5.5-inch FHD+ display that sports an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen of the tree handsets is surrounded by really slim bezels, much like the current G6 flagship.
July 11, 2017
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LG releases new videos to show off the design and FullVision display of the LG Q6
Earlier this morning, we told you that LG had officially unveiled the LG Q6. Three variants of the device were introduced with the difference between them being screen resolution, the amount of RAM, native storage, and the color options. Pricing, when officially released, will also vary among the different versions.
July 11, 2017
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LG says its flagship G6 smartphone isn't selling as well as expected
LG's mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn't sold as well as expected.
July 27, 2017
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LG shows a behind the scenes look at creating the V30's wallpapers
The announcement of the LG V30 draws near, and LG has shown off its process for creating device wallpapers.
August 18, 2017
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LG shows how it made the V30 wallpapers in behind-the-scenes video
Here's a question: last time you bought a new phone, did you pay any attention to its stock wallpaper? Chances are you didn't -- either you're the type of person who immediately changes it to something of their own liking, or the one which couldn't care less about something as superficial as a wallpaper.
August 18, 2017
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LG sued in class-action lawsuit over bricked G4 and V10
Plaintiffs claim that in addition to selling defective phones, LG's customer support was underwhelming and that it "refused to provide any remedy."
March 17, 2017
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LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
That's one way avoid the CES scrum -- just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have a few other tricks up its sleeve at Vegas in a few weeks, but the company picked Christmas week to start unloading its show announcements, including a quintet of new smartphones.
December 22, 2016
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LG takes the wraps off V30 flagship
The G6 is a nice high-end smartphone, but it cannot hold its own against Apple's next iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S8. LG's new V30, however, might just have what it takes to level the playing field.
August 31, 2017
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LG teases us with svelte V30 but refuses to say if it's coming to Blighty
'Key European markets'? C'mon, just tell us already
August 31, 2017
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LG to release a G6 Plus and G6 Pro by the end of June, report claims
It's been just a couple of months after the launch of the LG G6, but the company is already looking forward to launching a successor. Well, kind of -- a report from Korean-language publication etnews claims LG is planning to release two new 'derivative' devices under the G6 name: G6 Plus and G6 Pro.
June 1, 2017
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LG V20 achieves 85 points in DxOMark Mobile testing
The V20 is a high-end smartphone from LG that has been designed with a focus on audiovisual performance. Its camera specification is very similar to the sister model G5. the dual-camera setup combines a 16MP sensor with F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization in the main camera with an 8MP/F2.4 unstabilized wide-angle module, allowing for quick changes of field of view.
December 22, 2016
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LG V30
LG's long-awaited V30, the company's first OLED phone for a long time, sports a 6-inch curved flexible AMOLED with a resolution of 1440x2880 (537 PPI). Other notable features include a snapdragon 835 chipset, 64/128 GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, dual-lens rear camera, circular fingerprint scanner.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 appears on Geekbench?
The LGE LG-H932PR was discovered today on the Geekbench benchmark app. This could be the LG V30 getting sized up. We come to that conclusion because of the Snapdragon 835 SoC listed as powering the device. The latter is equipped with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU. The LG Q6 is out of contention because that phone is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset. Android 7.1.2 is pre-installed.
July 18, 2017
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LG V30 closer look: Camera features
One of the defining features of LG's V-series of phones has always been the camera, and the company isn't changing that with the V30. Along with hardware improvements that include a glass lens with an f/1.6 aperture, there are also software improvements.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 color versions: all the official images
The LG V30 is still being presented onstage as we speak, but its specs and design are already official, and the press photos are out for the world to gawk at. LG's newest and most powerful phablet will be available in Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet, and you can choose which one you like the most from the images above.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 could be awesome for low-light photography
Smartphone cameras may have come a long way, but one of their greatest shortcomings is yet to be adequately addressed -- their poor low-light performance.
July 31, 2017
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LG V30 gets pictured up close and personal, shows off sleek curved design
As you're probably well aware by now, LG has a new high-end smartphone coming out in a couple of days. And it's fair to say that the V30, as it's called, isn't exactly a well-kept secret -- the company itself has been tirelessly teasing us with writeups on its features for the past month, while the device itself got its very public visual debut thanks to actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
August 28, 2017
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LG V30 is the first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600Mhz LTE band for rural areas
The new LG V30 will be the first phone to support T-Mobile's new 4G LTE frequency, the 600MHz channel, or simply: LTE band 71, according to T-Mobile chief executive officer John Legere.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 likely launching next month at IFA 2017
The latest phone in LG's premium V-series is expected to be announced in August in Berlin.
July 12, 2017
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LG V30 new UI features: what we've found so far!
The LG V30 is official, and during our hands-on time with the device, we found a handful of sweet new features that LG has baked into the phone's UI.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 midframe leak tips a wireless charging coil, might mean a sealed battery
The LG V30 is coming down the pipe in all of its OLED glory, and an alleged spy shot of its midframe appears to indicate that a wireless charging coil will be present, too. Not that it comes as a huge surprise these days, considering that the competition is increasingly shipping with the cable-less charging technology, but it's nice to know LG will be on board as well.
June 30, 2017
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LG V30 official battery life numbers tell a familiar tale
What, did you expect a Quad HD flagship with a 3300 mAh battery to last two full days? We hope not, as LG has posted some official battery life numbers for the V30, and they are a mixed bag compared to even its own estimates for the V20 predecessor.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 pictures leak thanks to partnership with online production company
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the kind of face that is familiar. Immediately, you might remember him from the Julia Stiles-Larisa Oleynik vehicle "10 Things I Hate About You." So what does a 36-year old actor have to do with the LG V30? P
August 7, 2017
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LG V30 price and release date: Here's everything we know so far
With the hype surrounding the almost bezel-less G6 abating, LG is gearing up to launch its second flagship for the year -- the LG V30. In keeping with V-series traditions of years past, the V30 is expected to be powered by a top-of-the-line processor, to cater to audiophiles with a high-end DAC built in, and to continue and evolve the ticker screen concept that started with the V10 in 2015.
July 17, 2017
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LG V30 rumor review: design, specs, price, release date, and all we know so far
LG has something big and powerful to show us on August 31. That would be a new phone, naturally -- the LG V30, as it will be called. Its purpose: to be the most technologically advanced smartphone LG's mobile division is capable of creating, to be a multimedia powerhouse capable of capturing and reproducing music, images and video with top-notch quality, and to be a worthy successor to the LG V20 from last year, of course. Here's how LG plans on achieving all of this.
August 17, 2017
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LG V30 said to sport a pressure-sensitive TouchSense display, with animated UI to match
Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is planning to introduce a pressure-sensitive display on the upcoming V30 phablet, tip supply chain sources out of Korea today. Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive "force touch" display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution, only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.
August 14, 2017
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LG V30 schematic leaks: Dual rear camera remains a staple, but no sign of a secondary display
With the LG V30 slated for an August 30 announcement, it's only natural for more and more leaks and rumors to start popping out. The latest one is what's claimed to be an excerpt from the phone's manual and gives us a rather nondescript look at LG's soon-to-come handset.
July 31, 2017
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LG V30 size comparison versus Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, LG G6, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, iPhone 7 Plus
It's big, it's sleek, and it's got small bezels: meet the best LG device to date, the V30.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 takes on Galaxy S8 with "FullVision" display, dual cameras
After a succession of middling phones, LG has finally made a desirable one.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 to be a media powerhouse with a focus on video
The LG V series have always been about two things: big screens and... camera power. The new LG V30 is right around the corner and it sticks true to that formula, but this time around the focus will not be only on photography, but also on video, according to a report by Android Authority.
August 4, 2017
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LG V30 unboxing and first impressions
LG finally announced the V30. There wasn't much left to tell, as it's gradually been unveiling various features of the handset.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 uncovered in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's latest HITRECORD project
Get a clear look at LG's V30.
August 7, 2017
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LG V30 versus Galaxy S8+ versus iPhone 7 Plus: first look camera comparison
The sunset in Berlin was beautiful tonight -- for about an hour, as we were sipping lemonade on the balcony, shades of red, yellow, and blue were blending across the sky for our viewing pleasure. As many of the folks around us, we took a photo of the remarkable spectacle -- three of them, actually. And we're now going to share them with you. In fact, we're sharing a whole bunch of images that we took today with the LG V30, the Galaxy S8+, and the iPhone 7 Plus.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 versus Galaxy S8+ versus LG V20 versus LG G6: A specs comparison
LG is stepping things up with the LG V30 today, announcing the third entry in its acclaimed V-series family, which is shaping up to be quite the stunning device. A fitting competition to the current top Android phones and also quite the deserving follow-up to the LG V20 and, of course, the LG G6.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 versus HTC U11: head-to-head with one of Android's most impressive phablets
Smartphones everywhere are undergoing some big changes in 2017. Manufacturers are going back to the drawing board and coming up with some fascinating new designs, playing with new materials, new phone shapes, and helping to breathe some fresh life into the industry. Two companies at the forefront of this movement are HTC and LG, each daring to rethink some popular smartphone families and challenge shoppers to adopt these interesting new handsets.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30 will let you use photo filters made by the pros in its new camera app
We recently wrote a story on how LG V30's camera could be very adept at shooting in low-light, thanks to its super-wide (for a smartphone camera) f/1.6 aperture, and we've now caught wind of LG's plans to back the new camera with revamped software that will be capable of some neat tricks. And as we all know, software is very, very important when it comes to smartphone cameras. Megapixels and the number of cameras on a phone often times amount to nothing if the software that's controlling them is inadequate.
August 14, 2017
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LG V30 will offer audio features 'unseen in a smartphone before'
The V30 will feature a 32-bit Quad DAC with digital filters and sound presets.
August 28, 2017
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LG V30+ logo leaks out - this should be a 128 GB version of the V30
LG already confirmed the name of its next-generation V series smartphone - V30 - while also revealing various details about its features. According to a recent rumor, though, LG is also planning the release of an upgraded V30 alongside the regular model.
August 22, 2017
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LG 'V30' will support Google's Daydream VR: One big, important clue
For starters, LG's next flagship will probably use an OLED screen.
May 18, 2017
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LG V30's Official Product Video focuses on Multimedia
If you weren't sure whether to believe us when we called the LG V30 a media powerhouse, LG's official new product video will have you straightened out rather quickly. Almost every second of the video (which runs 90 seconds) features someone doing something with the dual-cameras on the back of the phone, or using the Hi-Fi Quad DAC for enhanced sound quality.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30: all new features
The cat is out of the bag: the LG V30 has gone official and it is just what rumors and leaks painted it to be. The 6-inch flagship phone by LG is a powerhours that does not skip on features: it has got top-tier hardware, sleek design and a few extra tricks in the audio and photo departments to make it stand out.
August 31, 2017
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LG V30: All you need to know
We bet you haven't missed the news, but LG just announced the third entry in its V-series, the LG V30. It's undoubtedly the most advanced handset LG has ever came up with, pairing sleek looks with excellent hardware and a ton of intriguing features on board. With so much interesting stuff you might feel a bit lost in the sea of information, but we are here to help you: here follows everything you need to know about