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3 iPhone X hands-on video reviews push Apple at new audiences
Apple hopes the iPhone X will set the standard for the next ten years of smartphone development, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that Apple chose to push beyond traditional tech tastemakers by giving up-and-coming video bloggers a chance to look at the device.
October 31, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 & UNI360 VR hands-on
We checked out the Alcatel Idol 5 not too long ago in Berlin for IFA 2017, but the one we're talking about here is for the US market. Specifically, it's a Cricket Wireless exclusive and will be available starting on October, alongside with a new VR headset dubbed the UNI360 VR Goggles. For those looking to experience mobile VR on the cheap, this might be a solution that's perfect for you.
September 28, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 hands-on
Usually, the bigger and better variant of a phone is announced during or a little bit after the standard one. For the case of the Alcatel Idol 5, however, its announcement comes months after the release of the Idol 5s. It's a strange approach needless to say, but that's exactly the case here.
September 1, 2017
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First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos
iPhone X pre-orders only just started, but our friend Chase Jarvis of CreativeLive somehow got his hands on one of the very first smartphones out in the wild. Naturally, he took this amazing opportunity to run around New York City like a maniac and create the first hands-on field test of the iPhone X!
October 31, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: Act two looks great
Google's second swing at self-branded phones promises more -- and asks more of your wallet.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and XL hands-on: I was skeptical. Now I'm impressed.
Going into today's Pixel event, I doubted I'd be impressed. So much had leaked about the phones beforehand, and so little of it seemed remarkable in 2017's onslaught of excellent phones. My draft for this post based on rumors and leaks was peppered with snarky skepticism.
October 4, 2017
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Hands on with the iPhone X: OLED and HDR outshine the other features
The iPhone X is about the screen and face scanning. The former is the stand-out.
September 12, 2017
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Hands-on & More With Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Kirin 970 Meets Artificial Intelligence
This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon's Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are a mix of something old and something new for the company.
October 16, 2017
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Hands-on and first impressions of the Apple iPhone X
Although Apple's iPhone X was announced in September, the handset was previously exposed prior to the event over the course of several months through leaked renders and images of dummy models.
November 6, 2017
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Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2 XL
Google's new Pixel 2 XL phone is a major upgrade in a number of ways. It's a super sleek device, with a stunning front face design and a remarkably bright and vibrant display that renders colors in a trulls stunning way. The phone feels light and yet durable, and has a camera that even in very limited testing, feels like it'll easily be a category leader.
October 4, 2017
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Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2, a shift away from the war of hardware specs
Google sold the idea of paradigm shifts hard on-stage at today's big event in San Francisco -- that, after all, is kind of the company's M.O. This time out, CEO Sundar Pichai hit the stage to discuss a coming transition in hardware, away from the specs race, to something less immediately apparently, but no less important: machine learning and AI.
October 4, 2017
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Hands-on with the iPhone X, Apple's most stunning yet
FOR A BRIEF moment, inside the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, I was a poop. Then I was a chicken. Then a panda. I liked being a panda. In every case, all I had to do was stare into the front-facing camera of the iPhone X and make some faces.
September 12, 2017
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Hands-on: The Razer Phone comes with a 120Hz display and incredibly good speakers
Smartphones in 2017 have been defined by devices with curvy form factors and ever-shrinking bezels. Razer's first smartphone -- simply called the Razer Phone -- is having none of that.
November 1, 2017
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Here are the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
The new middle children are overachievers
September 12, 2017
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HTC U11+ hands-on preview: More screen, more battery, translucent body
HTC has a new phone with a giant battery, an 18:9 screen and Android Oreo. But you won't be able to buy it in the U.S.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life show up in a hands-on video
Following various leaks presenting renders and less-flattering photos of the unannounced HTC U11 Plus (or U11+), we can now see the smartphone in a hands-on video. Inadvertently published by Swiss publication Blick, said video can be watched at the second source link below (unfortunately, we can't embed it in this article).
October 31, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Five ways the neural processor is a game-changer
A smartphone that's actually smart.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Stepping up its game to flagship level
Huawei's strategy is a strange one here in the US, they're very selective with what devices end up being sold in stores or online. Its flagship smartphone this year for instance, the Huawei P10, isn't as readily available as its rivals. Instead of the P-series being the driving force here stateside, it's been left to the Mate series to compete -- and that's been the case since the Mate 8 quite honestly!
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Tiny bezels, AI smarts, and weird choices
Huawei may not be the biggest name in the West, but it recently surpassed Apple as the world's second biggest smartphone manufacturer. Now it's announcing two new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its first real entry into the bezel-less design trend that's made 2017 a wonderful year for smartphone design.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro hands-on: The questionable "Pro" model
Forging a similar strategy as its competitors, Chinese maker Huawei is bringing a one-two punch with its latest devices in the Mate series this upcoming holiday season. Just like Apple and Google before them, with their new iPhones and Pixels, the new Huawei Mate 10 smartphones are largely two slightly different devices. On one hand, you have the standard Mate 10, while on the other, we have its slightly beefier sibling in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
October 16, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus hands-on: Will some prefer it to the iPhone X?
There are three new iPhones coming this fall, and Apple's range of iPhone models seems to be ever-expanding. The showcase flagship, the iPhone X, arrives in November. Meanwhile, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have upgrades in camera, processor and add wireless charging, and arrive Sept. 22. And, maybe, for some people, that's more than enough.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Hands on with Face ID, Portrait Lighting, and Animoji!
Going hands-to-steel-and-glass with Apple's new edge-to-edge iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Hands-on and first impressions with Apple's new iPhone
The iPhone X is real, though it won't be arriving in customers' hands until November. I got to use one for a few minutes Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theater after Apple wrapped up its latest media event.
September 12, 2017
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MrMobile goes hands-on with the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL!
When Google dropped its first Pixel smartphone last year, I was not impressed. I dogged it for its lack of waterproofing, its derivative design, and for having a custom launcher when I expected pure stock Android. But then an important thing happened: I used the Pixel. And in short order, its instantaneous responsiveness ruined me for every other Android phone out there.
October 5, 2017
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Nokia 2 hands-on: It's all about the battery
The Nokia 2 offers two-day battery life along with the promise of timely updates.
October 31, 2017
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Pixel 2, XL hands-on: Squeezable sides, no headphone jack
Google's next-gen Pixels have a souped-up camera and squeezable sides... but only one camera lens.
October 4, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on preview: The gamer phone
Razer brings us the Nextbit Robin's supercharged, supersized gamer-focused successor.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers but not a gaming phone?
High-end features without a high-end price.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers, but not a gaming phone [MrMobile]
The idea of a smartphone built just for gamers is not a new one (recall my throwback video featuring the Nokia NGage from 2003). For PC-gaming goliath Razer, updating that idea for 2017 means blending bold design -- like a special 120Hz screen and loud speakers -- with uncharacteristic restraint (there's no manufacturer software skin aside from Nova Launcher) and a spec sheet that more than makes up for the lack of Chroma LEDs. Looks aside, a "Nextbit Robin 2" this is not.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone hands-on preview: The gamer phone
Razer brings us the Nextbit Robin's supercharged, supersized gamer-focused successor.
November 1, 2017
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Video: Watch our HTC U11+ hands-on!
HTC kicks off November with new flagship smartphone launch. It has the Taiwanese company's biggest screen to date, encased in hardware that finally feels as polished and modern as the M7 and M8 did back in the HTC glory days.
November 2, 2017
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YouTubers reveal hands-on videos of Apple's new iPhone X
iPhone X demo videos are popping up on the internet like there is no tomorrow, courtesy of several YouTube creators who appear to be releasing their hands-on reviews a little ahead of the official launch.
October 30, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

1 + You = Data Collection
Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google's quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. OnePlus is taking some heat once again; this time for data collection concerns regarding OxygenOS.
October 13, 2017
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1Password now looking -- and unlocking -- iPhone X style
Password management app 1Password has gotten a complete overhaul just in time for the release of iPhone X, complete with support for Face ID unlocking.
November 2, 2017
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3 ways Windows 10 connects to your Android and iOS phones to make a better PC
It should all start to come together within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
October 23, 2017
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4 Things To Remember To Avoid Getting Scammed In Wake Of Equifax Breach
As everyone now knows, 143 million Americans had their personal data compromised during a two-month-long data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax earlier this year. Authorities are now reminding consumers to watch out for bad actors looking to profit from everyone's worries about their newfound vulnerability.
September 12, 2017
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4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app
Launching a mobile app isn't quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000's, there was a distinct "honeymoon phase" when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.
October 18, 2017
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4 ways to delete iOS apps on your iPhone or iPad
Space is often at a premium on iPhones and iPads. That's why it makes sense to keep only those apps that you know you really want. Here's how to get rid of the ones you don't.
October 24, 2017
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5 audio and video features that cement LG V30 as the ultimate media-centric Android
The LG V30 will be stocked at US carrier shelves very soon, but, unlike the V-series phones before it, this year's edition will be released globally, as LG is seemingly very proud of its newest contribution to the flagship smartphone universe.
September 1, 2017
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5 minor Android features we want on Windows 10 phones
We all know that Windows 10 Mobile isn't really getting new features anymore, as it spirals towards end of life.
September 7, 2017
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5 of the best virtual pet apps that will scratch that Tamagotchi itch
Remember Tamagotchi? The cute little virtual pets that we used to have on a key chain as children? They were quite fun to take care of, especially if your parents didn't allow a real pet in the house. Of course, it was quite annoying when you had to clean up after it in three o'clock in the morning, but you sometimes get that with a real mischievous cat, so it only added to the experience.
October 11, 2017
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5 reasons to buy a Pixel 2 over iPhone 8 (and five reasons not to)
The choice between Google's and Apple's latest handsets isn't as one-sided as you think.
October 19, 2017
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5 settings to change for better battery life on EMUI 5
Huawei's EMUI 5 is a powerful version of Android. Here's how to make it even better!
October 3, 2017
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5 surprising iPhone issues that Apple will fix in or out of warranty, as per repair guidelines leak
Apple's "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide" (or VMI) leaked out recently, and for the first time we are getting a sneak peak into the decision-making tree that the Apple Store reps have to go through to determine whether an iPhone brought for repair will be serviced under warranty, out-of-warranty, or will be denied service at all.
September 5, 2017
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5 things we just learned from the iPhone 8 teardown
Would you believe the iPhone 8 has a smaller battery? Here's what else iFixit discovered.
September 14, 2017
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5 things you need to know about the Razer Phone
Five quick hits on Razer's first ever phone for gamers.
November 1, 2017
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5 Upcoming Android Phones That Are Worth Waiting For
It sure is an interesting time to be an Android acolyte. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the most divisive iPhone ever, and the potentially pricey iPhone 8 looks to double down on many of its mistakes, causing more people to consider the alternative operating system.
September 6, 2017
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6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2
It was true a year ago and it's still true now: the Google Pixel and Pixel XL offer one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. But the competition hasn't been standing still for the last year -- Apple has gained ground with its dual focal length dual-camera devices, and the 8/8 Plus have overtaken the Pixel in DxoMark's mobile rankings.
October 3, 2017
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7 Reasons Why Your Next Phone Should Be Unlocked
The same hardware but with more possibilities
September 12, 2017
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7 ways the Pixel 2 camera could beat the iPhone's
Google says the Pixel 2 has the highest-rated camera of any smartphone. Here's how it plans to beat the competition.
October 12, 2017
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8 Things You Should Know About The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Designed for any carrier, anywhere
September 14, 2017
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8 things you'll want to try first with your iPhone X
If you are one of the lucky 9-12 million people who will get an iPhone X this week, you'll want to explore these eight features first.
November 2, 2017
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10 Accessories for Taking the Most Flawless Selfie EVER
Looking to snap a perfect #selfie? Here's everything you need!
September 6, 2017
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10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!
March 17, 2017
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10 Chrome browser alternatives for Android
Just because almost everyone else uses Google's Chrome browser on their Android smartphone doesn't mean you have to.
October 20, 2017
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10 Great Clear Cases to Show Off your iPhone 8 Plus
Looking to show off your your iPhone 8 Plus? Here are some great clear cases that'll help you out!
October 3, 2017
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10 of the best ARKit apps and games to try for iOS 11
Apple's augmented reality tech powers a new wave of impressive experiences.
October 10, 2017
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10 things we learned about Face ID on the iPhone X
Apple's face-scanning iPhone is a month away from arriving, but more details on how it handles facial scanning and security have arrived.
September 28, 2017
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10 tips to minimize data loss after a storm
As tech users, our primary concern is the durability of our devices and their longevity. With the hurricane season continuing its wrath, I have provided ten quick recommendations to minimize data loss on damaged storage devices after a storm. This can be anything from mobile phones and tablets to computer equipment.
October 3, 2017
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15 fresh insights into how Apple runs its business
Senior Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, CDO Jonny Ive and Vice President Denise Young Smith, share how they run their business.
October 12, 2017
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10 smart browser alternatives to Safari for iOS
While all iOS browsers today use the same core rendering engine as Safari, many of them offer additional functions useful in the enterprise. We've rounded up 10 Safari alternatives -- some talkative, some secretive -- for Apple's iOS.
October 16, 2017
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16 time-saving Android shortcuts
Give your mobile productivity a boost with these easy-to-master Android shortcuts.
October 3, 2017
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16 ways to use your old iPhone after an upgrade
Here are 16 ways to use your old iPhone now you have invested in a brand new smartphone.
October 2, 2017
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31 ways to optimize your smartphone
Be ready for anything life throws your way.
November 13, 2017
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40+ Beautiful high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphone and tablet! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!
October 5, 2017
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48hr Switch camera briefcase doubles as a backpack and messenger bag
Kickstarter-born leather goods company Temporary Forevers has launched a campaign to fund production of its new 48Hr Switch camera bag. Like the 48Hr Classic it introduced earlier this year, the Switch is a convertible backpack/briefcase/messenger bag with padded dividers suitable for camera gear storage.
December 21, 2016
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64% of Americans now own an Apple product
Apple products are nearly ubiquitous in the US: 64% of Americans now own at least one Apple product and the average US household has 2.6 Apple products, according to a recent CNBC All-America Economic Survey. Keep in mind that the results in this survey are based on questioning 800 people across the US, which is not that big of a number.
October 10, 2017
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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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2017 top-tier smartphones that still have a fingerprint scanner on the front
Fingerprint scanners were made popular by the iPhone 5s way back in 2013. Housed in the home button at the front, Touch ID made phone unlocking super simple -- press home button to wake the phone, wait for it to scan your finger to unlock. Naturally, it quickly became a trend and is now a standard feature that's making its way to mid-range and even some lower level phones.
November 8, 2017
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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 brief guide to mobile AI chips
Do I need one? What is it? Seriously, what's going on?
October 19, 2017
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A decade ago, Microsoft, Nokia, and Symbian grossly underestimated Android
Back in 2007, the world was quite a bit different. George W Bush was still President of the United States, The final chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows got published, The Simpsons Movie was debuting at theaters, Tesla was making its baby steps at car shows with the Roadster, and Steve Jobs showed the first iPhone at an iconic press event.
November 6, 2017
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A filmmaker installed security software on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
Steal my phone, find my phone
December 19, 2016
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A foldable iPhone may be in the works for 2020
Apple is reportedly in talks with LG Display to make a foldable OLED screen for a future iPhone.
October 11, 2017
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A laptop makes a great gift, but you need to keep these things mind
Should you give a laptop as a gift? What is there to know first?
November 2, 2017
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A look at Microsoft's unreleased 'all screen' Lumia Windows phone
In 2014, Microsoft was working on its first 'bezel-less' Windows Phone, which eventually became the Lumia 435. But the Lumia 435 isn't bezel-less ... here's why.
October 9, 2017
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A midranger to rule them all: leaked Galaxy A7 (2018) specs taunt new Exynos and 6GB RAM
Samsung's Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.
October 26, 2017
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A notch too far: The unfortunate irony of the bezel-less phone
Is giving up a chunk of our screens a price we want to pay for sleekness?
September 28, 2017
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A redesigned Snapchat app is in the works
As a Millenial and technology enthusiast, I should have no issue using Snapchat. The app is made specifically with my age-group in mind, but even so, I still find using it to be a royal pain in the butt. Thankfully, a big redesign for Snapchat is (finally) in the works.
November 9, 2017
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A third Google Pixel 2 named "Ultra pixel" in the works, last-minute rumor claims
When compared with its last-year predecessors, the Google's Pixel 2 duo is shaping up to be somewhat weird -- the smaller Pixel 2 is just about as safe as one would imagine -- it's essentially last year's model, but with slightly upgraded internals and a barely tweaked design. Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL is said to be quite different in terms of looks, as it will adopt the new industry standard of the tall, bezel-less display.
September 28, 2017
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A true edge-to-edge screen: a new prototype phone shows what the future could look like
"Bezel-less" phones with taller, 18:9 screens are becoming the norm among flagships as they maximize screen real estate, but making a true bezel-less phone is hard. For starters, you have an earpiece and a front camera to think about, as well as a range of other sensors. So how do you do it?
October 13, 2017
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A 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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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 gains Pixel 2-style search bar with latest update
The latest Action Launcher update brings the Pixel 2's newly designed Google Search bar to any of your devices.
October 6, 2017
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Action Launcher gains support for Oreo Adaptive Icons
Action Launcher has just cemented its position as one of the best and most versatile Android launchers even further. In its latest beta (v28, which is now live), Action Launcher adds native support for one of the cool features that debuted in Android Oreo -- Adaptive Icons.
September 1, 2017
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Action Launcher Quickthemes: One touch customization for your Android phone
Quick themes are good, and Action Launcher's Quicktheme gets quick themes themed quickly.
September 5, 2017
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Ad Watchdog: T-Mobile Can't Support Claims It Has "Fastest" Network
An independent ad-industry watchdog is recommending that T-Mobile stop making claims that its 4G LTE network is the fastest, or that its network is "newer" than Verizon.
October 2, 2017
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Add-ins for Outlook on Android are a welcome addition
Outlook on Android was already a solid mail client, but it has gotten even more powerful with the addition of add-in support.
November 2, 2017
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AdDuplex: A week later, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is on 5.3% of PCs
Today, AdDuplex published its monthly usage breakdown for Windows devices. It's based on the 5,000 or so Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK, and the data was collected over the date of October 24, a week after Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs.
October 26, 2017
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After Chiding Apple, Google also Drops Headphone Jack
We all had a good laugh last year, when Apple chose to drop the headphone jack on their latest model. Some (like myself) argued that this was not only a good thing, but that it would start a shift in the industry. I don't want to toot my own horn here, but it seems like I was right.
October 4, 2017
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After failing to strike a new deal, Nokia is suing Apple for patent infringement
Could the former phone giant be turning into a patent troll?
December 21, 2016
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After Supreme Court detour, Apple v. Samsung goes to a fourth jury trial
Apple wields design as a weapon, a strategy that has led to judicial paralysis.
October 20, 2017
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After T-Mobile and Sprint, it's Verizon's turn to offer an iPhone X trade-in deal
After Sprint and T-Mobile started the iPhone X incentives bidding, Verizon was quick on the trigger to follow, and is now offering its own promo for Apple's most anticipated phone in years. Being Verizon, the offer is merely a trade-in for customers on unlimited plans, who would receive up to $300 discount from the price of Apple's latest and greatest if they return their old phone in good condition.
October 24, 2017
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After the Bixby button, Samsung disables the Bixby chief
The latest Samsung software update gives you the ability to completely disable the physical button that launches its Bixby virtual assistant on the latest high-end Galaxy phones. That's right - you can either launch Bixby with that nice clicky button on the left, or nothing at all.
October 12, 2017
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AI and Smartphones: The Ultimate Union
The smartphone, despite its constraints, will rise to a new level with artificial intelligence, yet it won't happen overnight.
September 28, 2017
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AirDroid arrives to iOS, allows easy wireless file transfers (over Bluetooth as well!)
One of the most popular wireless file transfer apps for Android - AirDroid - has come to iOS!
October 16, 2017
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Airpower Mat Announced
Arriving in 2018.
September 12, 2017
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AirPower: Everything you need know!
Apple is building its own branded wireless charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods!
September 12, 2017
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Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud
A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos.
November 6, 2017
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Alcatel just released two new budget smartphones
The A7 and Idol 5
September 1, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200
If there's one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn't have to cost a fortune.
September 28, 2017
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Alcatel is releasing its budget Idol 5 Android phone in the US
With slight spec boosts
September 28, 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 over but the shouting: The iPhone X doom bringer
It seems a particularly 2017 thing to ask "When does The End begin?" but don't bother because, for Apple, it has already begun.
November 9, 2017
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All phones certified by Netflix for HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming
Netflix just updated its mobile HDR and Dolby Vision streaming list with the newly-announced Android phones capable of reproducing those titles in their due gorgeousness. So far, it has certified just the LG G6 as able to display its Dolby Vision footage as the creators intended, yet, given the standard's requirements, it seems that both LG and Dolby might have cut a few corners to certify the G6 display as Dolby Vision compatible.
September 5, 2017
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All phones sold in Canada will be unlocked starting December 1
The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn't fix everything.
June 16, 2017
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All T-Mobile ONE family plans now include a Netflix subscription
Keep your binge going with one less subscription.
September 6, 2017
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All The Face-Tracking Tech Behind Apple's Animoji
A couple years ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well Perceptio, Metaio, and Faceshift, companies that developed image recognition, augmented reality, and motion capture technology, respectively.
October 24, 2017
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All The News From Today's iPhone X and iphone 8 event
New iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and much more.
September 12, 2017
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All the videos from Apple's iPhone event
In case you happened to miss the presentation of Apple's latest iGear, we've got your back.
September 12, 2017
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All touchscreen BlackBerry Motion unveiled in leak
Perennial leaker Evan Blass shows off the latest BlackBerry phone made by Chinese company TCL.
October 6, 2017
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All you need to know about wireless charging on the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X
There's this guy you might have heard of, Nikola Tesla. An inventor and scientist of legendary status, he established the fundamentals of modern-day supply of electricity, including the way power gets to your home right now.
October 25, 2017
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Alleged cases for Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) show off Bixby button, hint at Infinity Display
Samsung's Galaxy A series is one of its... less exciting ones. Up until this year's introduction of the Infinity Display and the design decisions needed to accommodate for it, the A series was where the company sold mid-rangers dressed up as flagships.
September 26, 2017
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Alleged Galaxy S9 CAD drawings depict dual camera, new finger scanner placement
We did hear that the "back of the Galaxy S9 will change a lot" from a leakster with a good track record last week, and, lo and behold, today's alleged CAD renders of the handset are seemingly confirming this claim.
November 13, 2017
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Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows up in leaked images sans rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Huawei is expected to unveil at least three new smartphones on October 16, all three variations of the Mate 10 flagship. In fact, one of them, the Mate 10 Lite, was officially introduced in China as Huawei Maimang last week.
September 25, 2017
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Alleged OnePlus 5T Appears Sporting An Edge-to-Edge Display
Chinese company OnePlus is known for making great smartphones at affordable costs. Nicknamed "flagship killers" these phones offer premium quality and specs for much more affordable prices. However, this year's OnePlus 5 felt a bit lacking when compared to the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X mainly because it used a very traditonal design that was heavy on the bezels compared to the S8 and iPhone X.
October 16, 2017
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Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration
So, the OnePlus 5 is gone -- you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that's a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest "flagship killer", OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.
October 20, 2017
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Alluring red Sony Xperia XZ Premium now available in the US
Launched in Japan last month, the red version of Sony's Xperia XZ Premium can now be bought in the US, where Amazon is selling it unlocked alongside the phone's other three color variants (black, chrome, and pink - all available since June).
November 9, 2017
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Alphabet earnings report shows 24% increase in revenue for Q3 2017
Here's what Alphabet's third quarter looks like.
October 26, 2017
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Amazon Echo Dot versus Eufy Genie: Which should you buy?
One is the original. The other, more than just an imitator. But should you buy the Echo Dot or the Eufy Genie?
September 12, 2017
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Amazon Selling Discounted LG Phones, But You Have To See Ads All Day
Is a $50 discount on a new LG phone enough to offset having to look at ads everytime the device locks? That's the question some Amazon customer are debating, as the company is offering to knock $50 off LG smartphones that show ads on the phone's lock screen.
October 26, 2017
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An Inside Look at the Planning of the Galaxy Note 8
With the Galaxy Note8, users get a bigger Infinity Display, the S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung's best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. It's a device that's truly designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.
October 13, 2017
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An obsessive photographer's guide to the iPhone 8 Plus camera
It's not a big shift in hardware, but Apple has done a lot to cure bad photos.
October 12, 2017
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An Online Retailer May Have Leaked The Razer Phone's Specs
Earlier this month, Razer teased the fact that they were entering the smartphone market. Beyond knowing they'll be making their announcement on November 1st, we don't know much about the phone.
November 1, 2017
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Analyst cuts his forecast of 2017 Apple iPhone X production by 10%
According to a tech executive who is "in the know" when it comes to the production of the Apple iPhone X, the complex 3D sensors used on Face ID are still causing a major problem in the manufacturing of the device. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple's yield for the iPhone X was 10%. To put that in perspective, it means that 90% of the units rolling off of the assembly line are failing to meet Apple's standards.
October 12, 2017
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Analyst sees no supercycle for Apple, but predicts strong iPhone X sales
Raymond James' Apple analyst Tavis McCourt wrote a note to clients today. In his message, McCourt stated that the big supercycle that was supposed to pump up Apple's revenue and profits thanks to the new innovative 2017 iPhone models, might not take place. But thanks to what he sees as strong Apple iPhone X demand, the analyst expects Apple to report higher earnings next year as the average selling price of the iPhone rises as much as 10% in 2018.
September 26, 2017
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And the best deal on an iPhone X goes to... Xfinity's $500 off for triple play subscribers
Comcast's new virtual carrier, Xfinity Mobile, is growing leaps and bounds, piggybacking on Verizon's network, and has already amassed 200,000 subscribers with enticing plans for its cable TV and Internet users that can lead up to just $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data, if you are on the premium packages.
October 25, 2017
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And then there was the Pixelbook, the company's first 2-in-1
Google today announced its newest 2-in-1 device running Chrome OS today, though the company really thinks it's a 4-in-1 just because you can, for example, use its 360-degree hinge to prop it up like a tent, alongside the more familiar laptop and tablet form factors.
October 4, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z in Canada
Yummy Nougat comes to the Great White North.
December 20, 2016
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Android 7.1.1 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 7.1.1 Nougat rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung had been spreading Nougat love for quite some time now, as many Galaxy smartphones and tablets have already received software updates this year. The next on the list seems to be the Galaxy J5 (2016), an entry-level smartphone that made its debut on the market last year in April.
October 20, 2017
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Android 8 Oreo for Galaxy S8: beta program allegedly coming soon for US residents
Samsung is well at work on its Android 8 update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships and it seems the company might be preparing a US beta program for interested fans. The news comes from a leakster who allegedly got a heads-up email from Samsung.
October 26, 2017
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Android 8 Oreo is here: What's new, what's changed, and what's awesome
Everything you need to master the latest major release of Android.
September 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 & S8+: All the new features, visualized
As we already reported, Samsung has already kicked off the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US, UK, and South Korea. If you're located in any of these locations, you can now enlist in the beta, which should be a rather hassle-free experience.
November 2, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is now on 0.3% of devices, a few months after release
It's great that Google continues to update its Android OS every year with some amazing features and performance improvements, but there is a huge problem when it comes to adoption. While this has been an issue for quite some time, the adoption rate for Android 7.1 and Android 8.0 have been abysmal.
November 13, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium
The update includes all of the regular Oreo goodies, plus a few new additions from Sony.
October 23, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018
Samsung has already started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update and it will come to its phones in the beginning of 2018, according to Samsung Turkey. The information is published on an official Samsung Turkey portal Güncel Miyiz.
October 24, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo: Behind-the-scenes improvements make it better than ever
Smarter Wi-Fi, background app limits and more.
September 29, 2017
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Android 8.0 Oreo, thoroughly reviewed
We take a 20,000 word deep-dive on Android's "foundational" upgrades.
September 4, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo will free up space by shrinking apps you don't use
We all have apps installed on our phones that we simply don't use. It might be that they once served a purpose that they no longer fulfil, and we just haven't got around to uninstalling, or it might be that we've downloaded an app, tried it once, and then forgotten about it.
November 13, 2017
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Android 8.1 Oreo: all new features
Google has just released Android 8.1 developer preview and you can already grab the preview if you rock a Nexus or a Pixel phone, but do keep in mind that this is a preview and the official release is expected in December, so you might also encounter some issues.
October 26, 2017
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Android 8.1 will reduce storage sizes of infrequently used apps
A new tool to save your precious storage.
November 13, 2017
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Android banking attack combines phishing, Trojan infection, data theft
Security researchers have discovered a new malicious attack directed at Android users which utilize phishing and a banking Trojan in order to steal financial information.
November 6, 2017
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Android 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 file management: An easy-to-follow guide
From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.
September 25, 2017
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Android hackers: Now there's a bug bounty program for Google Play
Google has announced that it is teaming up with HackerOne to bring a bug bounty program to the Play Store. Seeking to weed out problems with Android apps, the Google Play Security Reward Program pays out $1,000 for reported issues that meet certain criteria.
October 20, 2017
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Android Instant Apps: What they are and how to use them on your phone
Now that Google's Instant Apps have made it to the Play Store, you can expect to see a lot more of them. While the initial rollout is limited to just a handful of apps, dozens of apps and games will soon be available in instant form. But what exactly are Instant Apps? And how do you get them on your phone? We're here to help you get started:
October 24, 2017
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Android NDK r16: Developers Should Start Using LLVM's libc++ With GCC On The Way Out
Google has announced the availability today of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) Release 16. This release is worth mentioning in that Google is now encouraging developers to start using libc++ as their C++ standard library.
September 6, 2017
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Android O 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 One Moto X4 shipments facing up to two week delay
Android One Moto X4 shipments will now arrive between October 18 and 25 rather than this week.
October 10, 2017
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Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 now available for purchase in select European markets
The Mi A1 is one of the few mid-range Xiaomi smartphones that will go on sale internationally. Even though Android One program has been more of a local affair, as Android One phones are specifically launched in certain countries, Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn't care about that unspoken rule.
October 6, 2017
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Android or Apple -- Who should you develop for first?
Developing an application can be a daunting task, but launching it shouldn't be. There's no simple answer to the question of which one should you develop for first, Android or Apple.
September 14, 2017
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Android Oreo brings big improvements to your phone's security and privacy
Oreo is the most secure version of Android yet.
September 1, 2017
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Android Oreo could eat through your data allowance even if you have Wi-Fi enabled
An apparent bug with Android Oreo has been discovered which means Google's mobile operating system could be munching its way through your data allowance, even if you're connected to a wireless network.
September 6, 2017
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Android Oreo gains support for custom themes via Andromeda add-on for Substratum, no root needed
A while ago, we reported that custom themes may be coming to Android 8.0 Oreo without the need for rooting your device. We are happy to report back that this seems to be the case, although the ability to do so is not quite "native", in that it requires a third-party app and a PC connection.
September 12, 2017
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Android Oreo snacking into mobile data even with Wi-Fi switched on
A new bug has cropped up in Android Oreo which causes phones to eat into mobile data even when connected to Wi-Fi. Although the public has only just encountered the issue it seems as though Google was already aware and is busy cooking a patch.
September 5, 2017
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Android Oreo starts rolling out to the Xperia XZ Premium
Owners of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can look forward to start receiving Android Oreo, after the company announced that the new update will roll out to these devices from today. The update will introduce a myriad of features to the flagship device, mostly taking aim at the camera and related applications.
October 20, 2017
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Android Oreo's Wi-Fi Passpoint support makes hotspot switching simple
We've already heard a lot about what's new in Android 8.0 Oreo, but something that has not received much attention is its support for Wi-Fi Passpoint. Also known as Hotspot 2.0, the technology was introduced by the Wi-Fi Alliance way back in 2012 as a way to simplify the process of moving from one wireless hotspot to another.
September 12, 2017
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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs
Nasty activated by home button unless device gets factory reset
October 13, 2017
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Android security audit: An 11-step checklist
Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These easy-to-follow steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.
November 9, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1
Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.
October 30, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 is ready for developers, bringing Kotlin support
It isn't something we'll all use, but we can all appreciate it regardless.
October 25, 2017
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Android Studio 3.0 Released With Kotlin Support, Java 8 Features
Google today has pushed out Android Studio 3.0 as the latest stable release of this integrated development environment for their mobile operating system.
October 25, 2017
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Android Studio Tutorial: An Introduction
Android is one of the most popular mobile device platforms. the Android platform allows developers to write managed code using Java (http://www.developer.com/java) to manage and control the Android device. Android Studio is a popular IDE developed by Google for developing applications that are targeted at the Android platform. Note that Android Studio has replaced Eclipse as the IDE of choice for developing Android applications. this article presents a discussion on how to get started using the Android Studio for developing Android applications.
December 20, 2016
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Android tip: Send WhatsApp voice messages without launching the app
Although the feature has been around for a while, I've only just started sending voice messages on WhatsApp to save time typing or avoid fumbling with my phone with just one hand free. Now, Android Police has discovered that you can record and beam across voice messages without even firing up the Android app.
September 27, 2017
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Android to add 'DNS over TLS' to keep ISPs from spying on you
Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system, will soon enable a security protocol that helps keep internet service providers (ISPs) from spying on users. "DNS over TLS" adds a level of encryption to your DNS requests that are (mostly) inaccessible by your ISP.
October 23, 2017
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Android unlock patterns are a boon for shoulder surfing attackers
The "swiping" unlock patterns typical for Android devices are considerably easier for attackers to discern than PIN combinations.
September 25, 2017
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Android usage: Nougat is now on 15.8% of devices
Google has published its latest monthly breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on September 11, and only represents devices that have visited the Google Play Store during that period, so it does not include AOSP devices.
September 12, 2017
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Android users can now grab the rebranded Microsoft Launcher
It was only a week ago that Microsoft rebranded the Arrow Launcher on Android to Microsoft Launcher and put it in preview. Now, the company is officially making it available to all users today.
October 12, 2017
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Android users rejoice! Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years
Linux kernel lifecycle tripled to match the realities of hardware development.
September 29, 2017
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Android users report notifications for Google's Inbox are not working
You might want to stay away from Google's Inbox app for Android if you're waiting on an important email -- it turns out the software is suffering from a technical issue that is causing delays in notifications for new emails.
October 4, 2017
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Android version distribution October 2017
Google has published the statistics on the version distribution of Android for the past 14 days. For the first time Oreo appears in the statistics. Here are some details.
October 3, 2017
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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today
Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.
November 9, 2017
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Android: DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data and changes PINs
A new breed of Android ransomware has been discovered that hits victims with a double whammy. DoubleLocker not only encrypts data as all ransomware does, it also changes the PIN on the target device.
October 16, 2017
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Android-x86 Project - Run Android on your PC
This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". the original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community.
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Android's 'Check For Update' button now works and actually checks for OTA updates!
Updating Android can be a painful experience depending on the handset you have and the carrier you're with. You might hear that an update is available, but find nothing shows up when you hit the Check For Update button. Now this should be changing... and not just for Oreo users.
September 14, 2017
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Angela Ahrendts discusses the future of Apple Retail
Apple's Senior VP of Retail Angela Ahrendts explained the company's plans for the future of Apple Retail in her presentation at today's Apple Event, saying that Apple Stores are no longer just stores - they're Town Squares.
September 12, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Coming to Android and iOS
Nintendo has announced that another of its popular first-party games is coming to mobile platforms. The game is called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game will reportedly be a streamlined version of the current installment of the franchise available on Nintendo consoles. The Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a community simulation franchise and allows gamers to decorate their camp and befriend different animals.
October 25, 2017
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Animoji app developer suing Apple for trademark infringement
Remember the animated emojis that had everyone chuckling at the iPhone X reveal in September? Animojis were supposed to be a big deal for the device, but now it appears that Apple will have to fend off a trademark infringement suit from an app developer who started using the same name for his product three years earlier.
October 20, 2017
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Animoji apps for Android? They are all a fraud
Animoji is one of the signature features of the iPhone X. It's basically a bunch of cute characters that are animated live with your facial mimics. Even though it seems a bit silly, the idea is actually a ton of fun once you actually try it yourself.
November 8, 2017
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Animoji FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's adorable animated emoji
Are you just dying to record Animoji Karaoke? We've got you covered.
November 6, 2017
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Animoji on the Apple iPhone X: How to make, save, and share these with your friends
So, in two days or less, some lucky ones among you are going to get their hands on Apple's newest pride and glory, the mold-breaking and notch-inducing iPhone X.
November 1, 2017
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Animoji problems and how to fix them
If your Animoji are freezing, stuttering, stopping, failing to track your face, failing to send or otherwise causing you problems, here's the fix!
November 8, 2017
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Announcing Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher
Thank you to those who've already downloaded the preview of Microsoft Launcher for Android. Starting today it'll begin to roll out, over time, as a general availability app in the Google Play Store. Try it out today!
October 12, 2017
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Apollo is a beautiful, minimal Reddit app three years in the making
A former Apple employee just launched a new Reddit client built specifically for iOS, and it's fantastic.
October 23, 2017
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Apollo Reddit Client: The better way to Reddit
Apollo is the best Reddit client I have ever used. Period.
November 1, 2017
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App Tour: Clip Layer for Android from Microsoft Garage
Clip Layer is another Microsoft Garage experiment that was developed to fill a gap in the Android mobile operating system.
December 19, 2016
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Apparently, it's not too early to talk about Apple's 2018 iPhones
iPhone X sales are in full swing, as shipping times become shorter, so there's really no reason to start talking about the next year's iPhone. Well, not if your name is Ming-Chi Kuo. The well-known KGI Securities analyst has just given his first predictions about Apple's new lineup of iPhones that will be unveiled in 2018.
November 13, 2017
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Apparently, people keep calling iPhone X the iPhone 'Eks'
Apple got on the stage September 12th, and called it the iPhone X (ten), denoting the tenth anniversary of the OG iPhone, but that denomination apparently isn't sticking around, as people keep calling the phone with the transcription of the letter "x". Numerous tech bloggers and random folks being asked about it in the Apple Store or on the streets have confirmed the phenomenon already.
October 3, 2017
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Apple 2017: The iPhone X (Ten) Announced
The hot button item expected to come from Apple's announcement today was the set of iPhones being announced. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were the expected models to come to market, but Apple felt that for the 10-year anniversary since the launch of the original iPhone, it should release a new model which 'breaks the standard for another 10 years'.
September 12, 2017
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Apple A11 Performance Review with the iPhone 8 Plus: Taking on Desktop?
With a physical design that is largely unchanged other than the addition of a glass back for wireless charging support, and featuring incremental improvements to the camera system most notably with the Plus version, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are interesting largely due to the presence of a new Apple SoC.
September 29, 2017
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Apple acquires PowerbyProxi, a wireless charging company
Apple finally joined the wireless charging bandwagon with its latest iPhone offerings. Now, the company has purchased a New Zealand-based firm, PowerbyProxi, that designs wireless charging devices for consumers and businesses. The details of this deal remain scarce but, by the looks of it, the Cupertino firm is getting serious about its investment in the wireless technology.
October 25, 2017
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Apple Admits That Face ID May Be Fooled By Evil Twins & Little Kids
When Apple introduced the iPhone X's new "Face ID" feature -- which scans a user's face to unlock the phone -- the company said it had considered the "Evil Twin" scenario. And now, it's admitting that if you have a twin -- or an alternate reality doppelganger-- he or she could totally break into your phone.
September 29, 2017
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Apple allows original iPhone reviewer to publish first impressions with the iPhone X before launch
Back in 2007 when the original iPhone made its debut on the market and forever changed the smartphone industry, only four journalists in the world were given sample units and allowed to post their reviews before anyone else.
October 30, 2017
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Apple and Nokia are fighting about patents again
A tale almost as old as the smartphone
December 21, 2016
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Apple and Samsung to square off in court again to determine damages owed to Apple
If you were a PhoneArena reader back in 2012, seeing the name of Judge Lucy Koh in this story should bring back memories of that epic Samsung v. Apple patent infringement suit. On Sunday, Judge Koh signed an order that requires Samsung and Apple to square off in district court to determine how much Samsung owes its rival for infringing on a trio of patents. This comes after a Supreme Court ruling last year changed the way damages are computed in a patent infringement suit.
October 20, 2017
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Apple and Samsung Tied For U.S. Marketshare
When it comes to premium smartphones, two brands stand above the rest: Samsung and Apple. Sure, they have competition from the likes of Google, LG, and OnePlus, but those are the two biggest brands on the market. For a while now, Samsung has maintained a slight lead over Apple in the United States, but that has changed.
October 16, 2017
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Apple Announces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
Apple today announced the successors to the iPhone 7 (and another, more impressive device), and this time the company has decided to forgo the "S" branding of an incremental update as the new phones are simply the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Though receiving the expected annual updates (SoC, camera, etc.) the phones still have largely similar designs and are offered with the same screen sizes (4.7 and 5.5 inches) and resolutions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. So what exactly is new?
September 12, 2017
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Apple announces the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event. It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back. The iPhone 8 still has a single camera while the 8 Plus has a double camera.
September 12, 2017
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Apple AR glasses concept shows us what the future could look like
Face ID comes to replace the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X, but could it also be a sign of what's to come from Apple in the future?
September 26, 2017
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Apple 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 brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X
While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote in today's Apple event as the company focused the bulk of attention on features like Face ID and Animoji.
September 12, 2017
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Apple buys wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi; Samsung profits on the transaction?
Apple, which has included support for wireless charging with the 2017 iPhone models for the first time ever, announced today that it is acquiring New Zealand based wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi.
October 25, 2017
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Apple calls Face ID quality change report 'completely false'
Says iPhone X will still offer 1,000,000:1 accuracy
October 25, 2017
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Apple calls report of reduced iPhone X Face ID specs "completely false"
Apple says Face ID will still only have a one-in-a-million chance of failing.
October 25, 2017
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Apple changes tack by using a review roundup as iPhone X advert
The iPhone X is almost here, and Apple's PR machine is working overdrive. This year round, Apple is eager to amplify the positive response to the iPhone X, and has produced a picture of the phone which mimics the style of a movie poster, and shows the reaction to the device from those lucky few journalists who have had a chance to try it.
November 1, 2017
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Apple Clips update uses iPhone X's TrueDepth sensors for 360-degree selfie scenes
In case your messy bedroom is bad for blogging
November 9, 2017
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak not sold on the iPhone X, or Face ID
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is usually a first adopter for any new iPhone that comes out. As a matter of fact, he already has an iPhone 8. However when the iPhone X goes on sale on October 27, he will not be rushing out to get one.
October 24, 2017
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Apple Cook roasted for Chinese app takeaway
Cruz missile targets iPhone head honcho for pulling software from shelves at Middle KIngdom's behest
October 19, 2017
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Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging
The iPhone 8 has been out for barely a week, but we're already seeing a pair of odd reports about the device, in two cases--one in Japan, and one in Taiwan. In one case, the user was charging the phone when she reports it suddenly snapped apart.
October 2, 2017
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Apple continues to lead US smartphone market
According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple managed to retain the top spot in the US smartphone market for the third quarter with a 30.4 percent share, despite a slight decrease in the shipments and market share year-on-year. The Cupertino company shipped 12 million units in the third quarter compared to 13 million in the same quarter last year.
November 8, 2017
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Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a new report about Apple's plans for next year. According to him, the company is going to release three new iPhone devices next year. They'll all have edge-to-edge displays with a notch.
November 13, 2017
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Apple defends Face ID accuracy as iPhone X launch looms
It's responding to a Bloomberg report that says Apple eased accuracy standards to meet higher demand for the new flagship iPhone.
October 25, 2017
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Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades
As Apple looks to set itself up to Wall Street as the de-facto standard of what a smartphone can -- and should -- look like as consumer demand evolves over time, it was able for the large part to deliver on that claim as it showed up with a big beat in the fourth quarter.
November 2, 2017
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Apple Denies Lowering Face ID Camera Quality to Boost iPhone X Production
Quality -- or the appearance of quality -- has always been a critical component of Apple's marketing and brand appeal. Other companies emphasize specs and promise to give you more: More speed, more storage, more screen, etc. Apple tends to de-emphasize raw specifications and promises you something better.
October 26, 2017
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Apple ditches Bing for Google search results in Siri and Spotlight
Goodbye, Bing
September 25, 2017
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Apple ditches the home button on iPhone X
Get ready, that round dip used for just about everything on your phone is no more. Now it's all about face recognition.
September 12, 2017
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Apple executive pressured Samsung to turn up the legal heat against Qualcomm in South Korea?
According to a report published today by Bloomberg, two-years ago an unnamed Apple executive spoke with his counterpart at Samsung in an attempt to get anti-trust regulators in South Korea to put more pressure on Qualcomm.
October 4, 2017
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Apple expected to go into a "supercycle" soon, but production difficulties slow it down
Apple is expected to go into overdrive mode with a so-called "supercycle" for iPhones this year, selling more than usual in the forthcoming year, according to multiple researchers and analysts, but one of the most well-respected ones - Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities - says that this "supercycle" will happen later than expected.
October 6, 2017
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Apple explains how Face ID learns from its mistakes
A new technical paper sheds light on Apple's facial recognition system
September 27, 2017
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Apple explains the ins, outs and privacy of Face ID
Apple's Face ID is a make-or-break feature for the upcoming iPhone X. It completely replaces Touch ID and should be more accurate and tougher to crack, but up until now we did not know the details of how Face ID works.
September 28, 2017
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Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases
Never settle for a broken screen again
March 17, 2017
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Apple Fires Engineer Over Daughter's Viral iPhone X Video
Apple reportedly fired an employee after his daughter's iPhone X hands-on video went viral.
October 30, 2017
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Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue in iOS update
Apple has just released a small update to iOS 11 that has one key change in it: a fix for a bug that caused a crackling sound to occur during phone calls for some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users.
October 3, 2017
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Apple flatters, deceives, makes sure you won't leave
Commentary: The company's big iPhone X and iPhone 8 event offered more for the future than the present.
September 12, 2017
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Apple gets sued over Animoji trademark
A Japanese company says it claimed rights to animated emoji before Apple did.
October 20, 2017
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Apple given favorable treatment on tax? No way, insists Ireland
European Commission accused of "selectively" targeting Apple–according to Apple.
December 19, 2016
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Apple has a big chance to do the right thing (updated)
When disaster strikes, cellular networks collapse, and electricity supplies fail, your smartphone is useless -- unless it has an FM radio.
September 28, 2017
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Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies
As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops solutions to improve imaging capabilities on space-constrained devices, like smartphones.
November 9, 2017
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Apple has been categorizing all your 'brassiere' photos for over a year now
A tweet by user ellieeewbu today revealed that searching "brassiere" in the Photos app on iPhones categorizes photos featuring bras automatically into a group. Women have been responding to the tweet posting screenshots with similar results. Most searches show photos of lingerie, bikinis, bare skin, or in some cases, memes.
October 30, 2017
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Apple has finally won $120 million from Samsung in slide-to-unlock patent battle
One case down, one to go
November 6, 2017
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Apple highlights iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Portrait Lighting feature in two new videos
Apple wants to make it easier for those still undecided to choose to purchase the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus. Two new videos showing how one can shoot pictures using Portrait Lighting feature have just been published by Apple.
October 24, 2017
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Apple in 'urgent' need of finding iPhone OLED supplier besides Samsung
Samsung is setting its own prices since Apple has nowhere else to go
September 6, 2017
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Apple Investigating Reports That Some iPhone 8 Plus Displays Detach
Apple's iPhone 8 has only been on the market for a short time, but some customers have already claimed their devices experienced a potential battery issue, prompting the tech company to open an investigation.
October 2, 2017
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Apple iOS 11 update has reached 52% of devices, roll-out slower than before
Apple has already rolled out iOS 11 to 52% of devices, while 38% remain on iOS 10, and 10% still run on earlier versions, according to information that Apple itself revealed regarding App Store development.
November 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus is selling more than the Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus
Just a week ago, we told you that a survey conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 was outselling the brand new Apple iPhone 8. So while we have had a week to digest that, get ready for another shocker.
October 20, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7 tops the list as the most purchased phone globally in the first half of 2017
According to IHS Markit, the Apple iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone globally during the first half of 2017. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus was next followed by the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus.
October 9, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus price and release date
If you can't stomach the lack of home button, and the $999 starting tag of the newly-revealed iPhone X leap of faith by Apple, the team from Cupertino has you covered with two more orthodox iPhones - the 8 and 8 Plus - which are the true successors of the 7 and 7 Plus that were unveiled around the same time last year.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have their prices cut in China; analyst calls Apple a "luxury" brand
Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple's strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple's fiscal fourth quarter).
October 31, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales break Apple's six quarter downtrend in China
While Apple CEO Tim Cook has always discussed China as being an important market for the iPhone, the last two years have seen Apple lose ground in the country.
October 30, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 goes through our battery life test: encouraging result
Our Apple iPhone 8 review is out and in it you can find our detailed impressions with the new iPhone, but one thing we want to highlight here is the iPhone 8 battery life.
September 25, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8 Price In Malaysia Leaked!
Getting ready to buy the Apple iPhone 8 Plus or the Apple iPhone 8? You may be wondering how many kidneys you need to sell, to afford the new iPhone 8. Well, we can now share with you the Apple iPhone 8 price list for Malaysia because it was leaked by Celcom! Thanks for the tip, Vernon!
October 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus size comparison versus Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, etc.
The iPhone 8 Plus might not be as different from its predecessors as we'd like it to be. Still, those who might not be lucky enough to score an iPhone X will likely go for the second grade jewel in Apple's crown - the iPhone 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: video stabilization comparison
Video stabilization has been a marquee feature of flagship phones: more affordable devices simply don't get it and video that's recorded on such phones - even in 4K - looks terribly jittery and often borders with the unusable.
September 27, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 production expected to drop by more than half by 2018
According to latest research by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple is expected to reduce the production of the iPhone 8 due to low demand. Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in September, but the devices didn't get off to a flying start, due to customer anticipation of the iPhone X, which became available later.
November 13, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 size comparison versus Galaxy S8+, LG V30, G6, HTC U11, OnePlus 5, etc.
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have not changed much on the outside, as this honor fully goes to the iPhone X, but this doesn't mean that a size comparison against all of their rivals won't be useful.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus sales lag behind the iPhone 6s/6s Plus during their respective launch quarters
Just a week ago, we told you that a survey conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets revealed that the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 was outselling the brand new Apple iPhone 8. So while we have had a week to digest that, we can tell you that Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has released data showing that 2015's Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus outsold the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during each model's "launch quarter."
October 24, 2017
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Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8: here are all new official cases and covers
The iPhone X is just that, a phone with a $1,000 starting price. So Apple has come up with three new cases for the iPhone X: a silicon one, a leather one and a new "Folio" case to keep it safe from scratches and drops.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X battery size revealed, see how it compares to iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy
The Apple iPhone X comes with a battery slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, according to an official filing with Chinese telecoms certification agency TENAA.
September 26, 2017
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Apple iPhone X is announced with stunning design, gorgeous display, Face ID, and $1000 price tag
January 9, 2007 went down in history as the day when Apple outlined the future of smartphones during an unforgettable, 100-minute-long keynote. Steve Jobs himself introduced a hand-held device revolutionary at the time -- one that let you effortlessly access the web, that contained the rich multimedia capabilities of an iPod, one that was also a really, really good cellular phone. iPhone, it was simply called.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X offers dual stabilized dual-cam, goes edge-to-edge with HDR OLED
At its event in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple has today unveiled its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Despite the direct step from the iPhone 7 to the 8 model number, rather than 7s, the new models look at first sight like fairly incremental upgrades.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X photo quality tops DxOMark Mobile rankings
Its video quality, on the other hand, still has some catching up to do.
November 6, 2017
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Apple iPhone X price and release date
Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed Apple analyst, was one of the first who predicted that the iPhone X will land with a startling $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while other sources rehashed the story, sending us weeping into a corner. The claims that the basic 64GB iPhone X will run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB version, you'd have to shell out $1149, turned out to be true.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X receives FCC certification
With pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X starting in 22 days, and the launch taking place (at least for now) on November 3rd, the tenth anniversary iPhone has finally been certified by the FCC. That action allowed Apple to remove the disclaimer from its website that said it could not sell or lease the device without receiving authorization from the government regulatory agency. A trio of iPhone X models now have the green light to be offered for sale in the states.
October 5, 2017
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Apple iPhone X Review Roundup: Really Nice, but It's Still Early
Apple's iPhone X review embargo lifted today, and opinions from various sites have started to come in. The consensus, generally speaking, is that the iPhone X is a major revamp that hits far more often than it misses, though there's an important caveat here:
October 31, 2017
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Apple iPhone X review: 10 key takeaways
Our Apple iPhone X review is finally out and after spending a while with the phone, we came up mostly impressed with the new design, the brand new gesture-based interface and the camera.
November 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone X size comparison versus the best of Android
The iPhone X is now official, quite possibly marking the biggest feature bump ever for Apple. Easily being an iOS fan's wet dream, the 10th anniversary device is a handset that will go down in Apple's history as the landmark phone that will shape its future devices.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus Google Pixel 2 XL versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Specs and size comparisons
It's now clear what the main antagonists for late 2017's smartphone championship are - the upcoming Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 XL, the exceptional Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and finally, the LG V30. An exceptional round-up of devices, for sure, with each vying for its rightful place in your pocket. But with the hefty premium prices that almost all of these command, you will most likely want to narrow your choice to a single of said devices. Sorry, three will have to go with only one spot available!
October 6, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus iPhone 8 versus iPhone 8 Plus: Here are all the specs differences
The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are now official, following months of numerous leaks, enticing rumors, and gossip. As usual, new iPhone releases are not only the highlight of the year for fans of everything Apple, but for almost all other smartphone geeks out there, who simply can't wait to praise, or on the contrary - heavily criticize Cupertino and just about anything that gets shown on stage.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: specs comparison
With the iPhone X now official, it's time to compare it against some of the best Android devices out there, namely the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus battery life compared to iPhone 7, 6s, 6s+ and 7+
Apple has three new iPhones: the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. So... how do they do in terms of battery life?
September 12, 2017
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Apple iPhone X: all the official images and the promo video
With a brand new and unique design, the iPhone X is indeed every bit as "notch"-y and "edge-less" as the leaks and concept renders suggested, and continues the new trend for minimal bezels and maximum screen estate in a footprint reserved for much shorter display diagonals before.
September 12, 2017
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Apple is defying history with its pricey iPhone X
The iPhone's 10th anniversary launch was today, and Apple's arms are just about to fall off from patting itself on the back. You can't blame the company's executives for self-congratulations. Apple's marvelous smartphone has transformed our lives, and the rabid anticipation of this newest model--Edge-to-edge display! Face recognition! No home button!--is proof that we are hungry for more.
September 12, 2017
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Apple is dropping Bing in favor of Google in Siri, Spotlight on Mac
Microsoft's Bing gets a ding from Apple, which is switching out its Bing-powered Web search results to those from Google.
September 25, 2017
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Apple is having a hard time with its competition on the vast Chinese market, latest IDC data reveals
Apple is slowly but steadily deciphering the mysteries of the saturated and rather competitive Chinese smartphone market as the latest quarterly data from IDC shows Cupertino growing 0.6% year over year and claiming some 7.7% of the market in Q3 2017. With 8.8 million iPhones sold for the time period, Apple is currently the 5th key player locally, trailing behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
November 6, 2017
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Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling
Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple's new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone's internals.
October 6, 2017
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Apple is probing reports of swollen iPhone 8 batteries, but let's not get bent out of shape
There's no reason to freak out.
October 6, 2017
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Apple is working on a fix for GarageBand in iOS 11
If you've been having trouble launching music creation app GarageBand after updating to iOS 11, you aren't alone. Thankfully, Apple is aware of the issue.
October 13, 2017
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Apple just bought its own wireless charging company. Here's why.
Apple has purchased PowerbyProxi, a small, wireless charging technology company in New Zealand. But it's not likely using PowerbyProxi for what you think.
October 25, 2017
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Apple launches iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with A11 Bionic chip
Today Apple took the wraps off the eagerly-awaited iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus -- which Apple says improves on everything about the iPhone. Available in silver, space gray, and gold, the phones have glass on the front and back and are sealed for water and dust resistance.
September 12, 2017
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Apple launches new iPhone 8 smartphone, skipping traditional iPhone 7 "S" models
The glass phone is back, and wireless charging comes to an Apple handset.
September 12, 2017
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Apple launches new privacy page and reveals all about Face ID
Apple has launched a revamped privacy page proclaiming that its products are "designed to protect your privacy." Describing privacy as "a fundamental human right," the page explains the privacy functions of apps, Siri, Apple Pay and Touch ID.
September 28, 2017
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Apple leak shows how it decides to repair or replace iPhones
The guide covers the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus
September 4, 2017
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Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says
Update: Apple says the claims are "completely false."
October 25, 2017
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Apple Maps tallies up more airport interiors
With iOS 11, the iPhone maker offers detailed airport floor plans for Miami, Portland, Chicago and more.
October 18, 2017
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Apple may be planning two more OLED iPhones next year
Apple's top-end iPhone X is not even available for pre-order yet, but word is starting to circulate that the $999 5.8-inch OLED display could be dwarfed by two new models coming next year.
September 25, 2017
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Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone
Apple was the first smartphone maker to integrate high-quality fingerprint sensors into its phones, but it may also be the first to stop using fingerprint sensors. According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone. Instead, it would rely upon Face ID, which is set to debut in the iPhone X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple may whip out a stylus for the iPhone XI Plus
We don't know what Apple would be doing with a capacitive stylus for the iPhone, but "industry sources" tip today that it is in talks with several stylus-producing companies for an eventual one. Whether it may come as an integral part of a new, larger iPhone, or be sold as an accessory, remains to be heard, but the insiders tip that "Apple is preparing to launch the phone as early as 2019."
October 13, 2017
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Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year's iPhones
It's a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to completely move away from Touch ID on the successors to this year's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
October 13, 2017
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Apple Music now has 30 million paid subscribers
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine told industry rag Billboard that Apple's music streaming service now has 30 million paid subscribers.
September 28, 2017
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Apple Needs an Entirely New iPhone, Not Just a New Version
The iPhone was fantastic when it was released in 2007. A lot has changed since then.
September 12, 2017
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Apple News Publisher: Everything you need to know!
Apple News Publisher is the official tool for publishing content to Apple News. Here's what you need to know.
September 5, 2017
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Apple Pay FAQ: Everything you need to know!
Apple has a mobile payments platform, it ties into credit, debit, loyalty, and store cards, and here's what you need to know about it!
September 28, 2017
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Apple Pay headed to Denmark, Finland, and more later this year
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August 1, 2017
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Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active
While we are going to have to wait a little longer for Apple to launch payments in iMessage, this weekend, Jennifer Bailey, Apple's VP of Apple Pay, announced a series of other milestones for the digital wallet and payments service that competes against the likes of Android Pay from Google (which today announced its own expansions), Samsung Pay, and others efforts from retailers and banks.
October 20, 2017
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Apple Planning On Moving Away From Touch ID On All Future Devices
Apple's recently announced iPhone X is shaping up to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the market since the Galaxy S8. This, of course, is not surprising considering that Apple's smartphones always capture the public's attention. The X, however, is something truly special. Not only does it mark the 10th anniversary of Apple's iPhone line, it also introduces a brand new technology in the form of facial recognition.
October 16, 2017
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Apple plans on selling lower priced models with iPhone X features in 2018?
According to a report published in China today, Apple will be using some of the technology found in this year's Apple iPhone X on next year's models that are rumored to have code names of Lisbon and Hangzhou. The report says that Apple is concerned about its market share in China, and believes that by offering many iPhone X features in a lower priced phone, it can help it recapture market share in the country.
October 19, 2017
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Apple plans software update to fix iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather
Apple is getting ahead of the issue very early
November 9, 2017
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Apple plans to let developers offer discounts on in-app subscriptions
So long as users sign up with auto-pay enabled
November 6, 2017
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Apple Promises To Fix Weird Crackling Noise On iPhone 8 And 8 Plus
A new smartphone fresh out of the box shouldn't make crackling noises during your phone calls, but that's what users of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus report, and they're customers of different mobile carriers. Apple has acknowledged the problem, and promises that a fix for it is on the way.
September 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update to improve iOS 11 performance
No new features this time around, but this update address bug fixes and other minor performance issues for the iPhone and iPad.
September 26, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.1: Bug fixes and general improvements
Apple is already pushing out the very first incremental post-iOS 11 software update out, headed to all compatible iPhones and iPads to squash some bugs and polish certain things up. iOS 11.0.1 is here, rolling out in two builds - 15A402 for non-A11 chips and 15A403 for the newest iPhones.
September 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 update that fixes static during FaceTime and phone calls
iOS 11 is barely two weeks old, and it's already received its second update. Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.0.2, one that you'll want to install if you're a frequent user of FaceTime or often make phone calls.
October 3, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 with a fix for crackling audio on iPhone 8
If you just bought an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may have encountered a rather annoying issue. Some new iPhone users could hear crackling sound during calls. Apple just released iOS 11.0.2, which includes a handful of bug fixes, including a fix for this bug.
October 3, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 update
For the third time since iOS 11 was released three weeks ago, Apple has updated the iPhone and iPad operating system. On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11.0.3.
October 11, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1 with 70 new emoji and several bug fixes
Today, the very day after Apple released iOS 11.2 containing SiriKit for HomePod developers, the company released iOS 11.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings back the 3D Touch multitasking app switcher, a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit, improved support for braille devices, a fix that takes care of some issues that the Apple Watch had with data hand off, and most important of all, 70 new emoji.
October 31, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 to fix annoying I autocorrect bug
iOS 11.1.1 is here, and it comes with a small but important update: a fix for the strange autocorrect bug in iOS 11.1 that has been automatically changing the letter "I" to "A [?]" for some users.
November 9, 2017
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Apple releases new build of iTunes allowing users to install apps from their computer once again
When Apple disseminated iTunes 12.7 in September, it removed a feature that allowed users to take a shopping excursion through the Apple App Store using a desktop computer. If they saw anything they liked, users could install that app on their iPhone through the box that was running iTunes.
October 9, 2017
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Apple releases 'new' version of iTunes that includes the App Store
Last month, Apple released iTunes 12.7 which -- to the surprise and disappointment of many -- stripped out the App Store. Now, seemingly realizing that some people still want, or need, access to the Store from the desktop, Apple has release iTunes 12.6.3.
October 9, 2017
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Apple releases source code for ARM-optimized iOS and macOS kernel
For some time now, Apple has regularly released the source code for the shared iOS and macOS kernel. That the company has done so again might not be news, but Apple has, for the first time, released the source code for the ARM versions of the kernel.
October 2, 2017
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Apple reportedly building iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm chips
Qualcomm has reportedly withheld software needed for testing its chips in Apple devices.
October 31, 2017
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Apple reportedly buys French computer vision startup
Regaind says its technology sorts and gives meaning to photos using AI. Will it show up on your iPhone?
September 29, 2017
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Apple reportedly scraps plans for a 5.3" OLED iPhone, keeps those for a 6-incher
It's not the first time we hear this, but Apple has reportedly ditched the idea for a smaller than the iPhone X, 5.28" OLED handset for next year. Industry suppliers are commenting that there won't be a tiny all-screen iPhone, as the market preferences have shifted toward larger screens in bezel-less chassis, so Apple is adjusting its strategy accordingly.
September 25, 2017
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Apple reportedly seeking distribution rights for James Bond franchise
Apple is reportedly in the running to acquire the distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise, a move that would be a boon to the company's efforts to become one of the bigger names in content. The efforts to secure the franchise are apparently being led by Apple's new heads of programming development, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.
September 6, 2017
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Apple responds to iPhone X Face ID privacy concerns but dodges law enforcement request query
One of the undeniable highlights of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID -- the face recognition technology that makes it possible to unlock a phone with a glance. While exciting and impressive, many people have security and privacy concerns about the feature, and last month Senator Al Franken wrote to Apple asking a series of questions and outlining his worries.
October 18, 2017
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Apple reveals AirPower wireless charging pad coming in 2018
Apple has a new wireless charging pad called the AirPower, which is essentially a mat with room for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as well as your Apple Watch, and even AirPods with a new optional wireless charging case accessory. It'll charge all of them without any cables required, but you'll have to wait until 2018 to get one -- Apple said it's coming early next year.
September 12, 2017
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Apple reveals kinda cool new emoji for iPad and iPhone
WhatsApp might be mulling on replacing Apple's emoji with its own, but that isn't stopping the Mountain View giant from continuing to reinvent its designs. The company has revealed a new set of emoji for the iPad and the iPhone.
October 6, 2017
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Apple reveals the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
After months of speculation around the latest generation of iPhones, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus skipping the 7s series altogether.
September 12, 2017
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Apple reveals the iPhone X -- but does it offer enough to justify its high price?
It's been rumored, and even revealed in a number of leaks, but the iPhone X (iPhone 10 as it's referred to) is now official.
September 12, 2017
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Apple rumored to work on 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual-cam
According to the Japanese blog Mac Okatara, Apple might introduce a new smartphone model in 2017 with a 5" display to slot in between the existing 4.7" and 5.5" variants. the report, which originates from a Taiwanese supplier, also says the new mid-size iPhone would use an iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera, albeit with a vertical lens alignment rather than a horizontal one.
December 27, 2016
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Apple says claim that it reduced accuracy of Face ID to meet demand is 'completely false'
A Bloomberg report today made claims that Apple had reduced its requirements from suppliers on the accuracy level of Face ID. Apple has issued a statement stating that the report is "completely false" and that it expects Face ID to be the new gold standard of facial authentication.
October 25, 2017
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Apple says the iPhone X battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7
Apple showed off the next-generation iPhone today, called the iPhone X, which included a slew of updates and a big boost to its power and cameras -- which, of course, would do some damage to your battery.
September 12, 2017
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Apple sells 46.7 million iPhone units during its fiscal fourth quarter; shares hit new high
This afternoon, Apple released its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. During the three-month period, the company sold 46.7 million iPhone handsets. That was roughly in line with the 46 million units that Wall Street analysts had predicted.
November 2, 2017
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Apple shares two iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Lighting tutorials
Apple has just released two brief video tutorial through its YouTube channel, explaining the operation of the new Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone 8 Plus. The function, which was introduced with the iPhone 8 generation and the iPhone X, lets the user add a variety of simulated lighting effects to portrait images.
October 25, 2017
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Apple shifts from Bing to Google for search results in Siri and Spotlight
According to sources, Apple has apparently changed the default provider of its web searches on Siri, Spotlight for Mac, and Search inside iOS (previously known as Spotlight). Users will now be provided with web results from Google, rather than Bing, for all the aforementioned search features.
September 25, 2017
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Apple shows off breathtaking new augmented reality demos on iPhone 8
Apple today showed off a handful of new augmented reality demos to show the efficacy of its new ARKit platform and power of the new camera and A11 Bionic chip on the just-announced iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The demos, which ranged from gaming to sports, showed off high-fidelity visuals placed dynamically in the real world, viewable through the iPhone's camera lens.
September 12, 2017
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Apple slides through its iPhone X event without any major surprises for Wall Street
We've noted before that Apple tends to follow a pretty consistent trend: the company has a big iPhone event, and the stock price doesn't really do all that much because everyone knows what to expect.
September 12, 2017
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Apple software update fixes iOS 11.1 autocorrect bug
iOS 11.1.1 means you'll now be able to type the letter "i" in iMessage.
November 9, 2017
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Apple starts promoting iOS 11 changes with pop-up messages for iPhone and iPad users
A new "Tips" pop-up found on certain iPhone and iPad models is showing users of the two iOS powered devices some of the new features to expect when iOS 11 is pushed out to compatible models. One big change with the new build of Apple's mobile OS is that it supports 64-bit devices only.
September 6, 2017
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Apple sued by Japanese company that owns Animoji trademark
A Japanese company, which owns the trademark for "Animoji" in the US, is suing Apple for using the word to name its iPhone X feature.
October 20, 2017
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Apple 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 support document reveals which cars offer wireless charging for iPhone 8/8 Plus
Apple posted a new support document on Monday that focuses on automobile manufacturers producing cars that come equipped with built-in Qi-certified wireless chargers compatible with the Apple iPhone 8 and possibly the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The reason why certain cars might only possibly support wireless charging for the iPhone 8 Plus has to do with the larger size of that model and the limited space of the charger in some of the automobiles.
October 24, 2017
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Apple Switching From Bing To Google Search Results For Siri, Spotlight Queries
The next time you ask Siri a question or look for something using Apple's Spotlight feature, the web results you see will be from Google search, instead of Bing.
September 25, 2017
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Apple takes the slow road to wireless charging
Though Apple has finally included wireless charging in its latest iPhones, the Qi standard it chose is slower than the variation used in rival Android smartphones.
September 26, 2017
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Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it's Google's turn.
For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android's diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But with the Pixel 2, Google is bent on changing that.
October 11, 2017
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Apple tipped to use LG as a foldable iPhone supplier, since Samsung may leak the design
Currently, Apple's OLED screen needs for the iPhone X and, likely, for the 2018 crop, will be supplied by Samsung, but the team from Cupertino may break that monopoly a year or two from now by investing in LG and other smaller OLED makers.
October 11, 2017
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Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says
A Japanese business newspaper predicts the cuts based on analysis of information from the tech giant's suppliers.
December 30, 2016
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Apple to partner with LG for foldable iPhone
To the consumer, Apple and Samsung may be like two titans, embroiled in an eternal battle for their hard-earned cash but, behind the scenes, the two are not only partners but also heavily dependent on one another. In fact, Samsung will likely make far more money from supplying parts to the iPhone X than it will for the Galaxy S8.
October 12, 2017
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Apple unlocked a secret iPhone feature to give hurricane-hit Puerto Rico cellular service
After Google went the extra mile to launch its Project Loon in Puerto Rico to help the hurricane-hit US territory get access to the Internet, now Apple has also stepped up and unlocked LTE band 8 that Project Loon uses to give the people of Puerto Rico cellular service while the infrastructure there is being re-built.
October 20, 2017
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Apple Unveils iPhone 8, Edge-to-Edge iPhone X With Wireless Charging
From the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple today unveiled three new smartphones, including the iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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Apple Unveils IPhone X With New Display as Rivals Grow
Apple Inc. unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers.
September 12, 2017
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Apple unveils new emoji coming in iOS 11.1
Following a somewhat problematic initial release of iOS, Apple pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to fix a number of issues. But people are already looking forward to the next incremental, non-bug-fixing release. This is iOS 11.1, and Apple has revealed a little of what we can expect.
October 6, 2017
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Apple unveils the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: updated design, wireless charging, better cameras
There's a faint chance you may have heard the news already, but here goes anyway: today, at what is quite possibly its biggest product launch event in a decade, a small company called Apple has announced its latest bunch of smartphone models. Nice.
September 12, 2017
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Apple update for iOS addresses iPhone 8 crackling noise
Update should correct disruptive sound some users report experiencing during phone calls.
October 3, 2017
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Apple updates its Clips video app with fancy selfie backgrounds and iCloud support
Apple is releasing version 2.0 of Clips, its free application for easily editing mobile videos.
November 9, 2017
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Apple vehemently denies Bloomberg's suggestion of reduced Face ID accuracy
Yesterday, Bloomberg ran a story suggesting that Apple had faced problems getting the iPhone X to market on time. In an attempt to speed up production, Bloomberg said Apple gave suppliers permission to reduce the accuracy of its Face ID face recognition feature.
October 26, 2017
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Apple warns of iPhone X screen burn-in problems
The iPhone X launched to much excitement last week, and Apple's latest handset has received glowing reviews. But the company has issued a warning about the Super Retina display -- despite describing it as the "best OLED display that has ever shipped in a smartphone."
November 6, 2017
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Apple warns you to line up early for the iPhone X
If you're planning to buy an iPhone X when it becomes available in stores next Friday, Apple says you should get there well ahead of time.
October 24, 2017
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Apple will fix iPhone 8 and iPhone X GPS issues soon
Several people have taken to Apple's support forum in order to alert the company to an issue surrounding GPS; according to the users, their location appears to drift off from where they actually are. It looks as though Apple is addressing the issue via software updates which include patches for the affected iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices.
November 9, 2017
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Apple will share face mapping data from the iPhone X with third-party app developers
Developers need explicit user permission according to Apple guidelines
November 2, 2017
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Apple working on fix for iPhone 8 'crackling' sound issue
Some iPhone 8 users have reported experiencing a disruptive sound during phone calls, according to The Verge.
September 27, 2017
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Apple: Bloomberg's Face ID claim is completely false
'Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.'
October 25, 2017
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Apple: iPhone X was never getting a fingerprint reader
Apple spent "no time" trying to get TouchID on the back, sides or screen.
October 31, 2017
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Apple: no, we didn't sacrifice Face ID quality for quantity, Bloomberg's report is 'completely false'
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report came out, claiming that, in a radical departure from Apple's usual standards, Face ID suppliers are getting away with "good enough" modules, if that can speed up the production process.
October 26, 2017
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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'
Steve Jobs Theater fittingly opens with cult-like showcasing of overpriced gear
September 12, 2017
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Apple: these new iMessage emojis are coming with the iOS 11.1 update
What's vain and colorful, and so popular that it deserves a special Apple blog post? New emojis coming with the iOS 11.1 update, of course, and the team from Cupertino felt obliged to show us the next batch of its 59 new designs that are coming with Unicode 10.
October 6, 2017
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Apple: Touch ID was never planned for iPhone X because Face ID is the future
When the iPhone X rumor mill began churning everything seemed to suggest Apple tried to fit a Touch ID sensor under the display, but failed. Now Apple is flatly denying those rumors, saying it spent "no time looking at fingerprints" for the iPhone X at all.
October 31, 2017
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Apple's A11 processor may be a beast, leaked record benchmarks suggest
According to developer revelations stemming from mining the iOS 11 code, the upcoming Apple A11 chipset that is about to shine in the iPhones announced today, will feature six processor cores. Two high-powered cores are eventually dubbed Monsoon, and the remaining four Mistral cores handle the lighter housekeeping. The A10 Fusion used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus carries four cores, two for high performance, and two for high efficiency.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's Advanced Reality is awesome for a couple of reasons
So, we've been hearing about Apple's ARKit since last year -- the Advanced Reality platform, which makes use of the iPhone's powerful hardware to deliver some awesome experiences, mixing the real world with virtual objects straight on the phone's viewfinder. Thus far, ARKit was closed off, limited only to developers with no software products available to the general users. However, it seems this is about to change in the months following the iPhone 8 launch.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's AirPower wireless charger is running late. Enter Belkin's Boost Up pad for the iPhone 8/X
Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat may look svelte and top up everything with the fruit logo in sight, but it's coming much later than its announcement, so what's a cord-cutter to do when they get their new iPhone 8, Plus or X? After all, why have fresh glass backs that pass those electrons through with ease, if not to use the new wireless charging option that Apple finally brings to its phone portfolio.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's AirPower wireless charger might cost a whopping $200
The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all support a new feature that no other iPhone in the past has had: wireless charging.
November 2, 2017
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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time
Apple is keeping its wireless future dream alive and is finally letting users charge their iPhones wirelessly. The new iPhones the company announced today -- the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X -- all support Qi wireless charging, or the same standard as Samsung devices. Yay for harmony.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's 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 Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon or a Mega-Destroyer
App for creating short, sharable video clips includes Selfie Scenes, a new feature for iPhone X users.
November 9, 2017
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Apple's COO to meet with Foxconn to discuss iPhone X production delays
In the midst of rumored production problems involving the Apple iPhone X, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams plans to meet with the chairman of contract manufacturer Foxconn later this month in Taiwan. While Apple uses a number of different companies to assemble the iPhone and iPad, the iPhone X is being put together exclusively by Foxconn. The latter's chairman, Terry Gou, will discuss with Williams the production delays that could limit the number of iPhone X units available to consumers by launch day, November 3rd.
October 20, 2017
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Apple's developing advantage in iPhone photography
Can you see why Apple has been so focused on making photography great again on its iPhones?
October 3, 2017
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Apple's Face ID is probably going to cause the death of privacy but we won't mind
Apple is about to drop its facial recognition feature, Face ID, on the world when the iPhone X launches. It's a machine learning-powered agent that, over time, will become accustomed to your unique face. And just like everything else Apple makes, the technology is going to be everywhere.
October 10, 2017
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Apple's first Face ID demo failed, but it wasn't Face ID's fault
Things didn't go perfectly for the debut of Apple's face-scanning feature
September 12, 2017
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Apple's first iOS 11 update swats at iPhone bugs
That was fast. It comes a week after iOS 11 officially launched for iPhones and iPads.
September 26, 2017
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Apple's first iOS 11 update: iPhone users get urgent fix for broken Microsoft email
Apple fixes an iOS 11 bug that stopped iPhone users sending email from Microsoft's email services.
September 27, 2017
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Apple's homepage is now one big iPhone X ad
Apple doesn't change its homepage layout all that often, but for the rollout of the iPhone X, it's shaking things up. The landing page of Apple's website is now filled with a half-dozen animations showing off the tech inside the forthcoming iPhone. It looks like what you'd expect to find on the dedicated iPhone X page, whereas Apple usually uses its homepage to showcase a bunch of different products.
October 26, 2017
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Apple's inconsistent iPhone X design guides hint perfection is no longer priority
Around the same time Apple rolls out each new major release of iOS, the Cupertino company also distributes its detailed Human Interface Guidelines to help appmakers design and build software in a more efficient and intuitive manner.
October 13, 2017
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Apple's iOS 11.1.1 fixes 'i' autocorrect bug
Last week, Apple released iOS 11.1, which caused a peculiar bug for many users. When attempting to type an 'i' character, autocorrect changed it to an 'A' and a question mark. Apple ended up publishing a workaround, asking users to go into their Text Replacement settings and set up 'i' as a shortcut.
November 9, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 8 hobbles through drop test
This year, Apple released three different versions of its iPhone. While we are only a couple of days away from the retail release of the iPhone X, it appears that the durability of the iPhone 8 is being tested once again.
November 1, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects
Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called "Portrait Lighting" that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you've taken the photo using the Photos app.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X being handled in the wild shows up in new video
The video, which has now been pulled from the original channel, comes from YouTuber Brooke Amelia Peterson. The footage shows a visit to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino with her father, who looks to be employed by the company. It is shot in a vlog style with her entering the facility and then feasting on some pizza.
October 25, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X could make Samsung big bucks
Samsung could profit more from Apple's phone than it does from its own.
October 2, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X finally brings a much needed makeover
The company reveals the super premium iPhone X -- which costs as much as $1,149 -- along with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X Likely To Make Billions Of Dollars... For Samsung
Here's a funny thing about your modern technology landscape: The competition isn't quite what it seems. Although Korean tech giant Samsung and iTitan Apple both sling out new high-end, flagship smartphones every year to entice the gadget-loving consumer, under the hood it's a bit of a "heads I win, tails you lose" situation for Samsung, which stands to win big if Apple does -- because it supplies a number of the key parts that make your iPhone go.
October 2, 2017
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Apple's iPhone X won't experience the joy of 6...
...says analyst who reckons Cupertino's next big iThing will fall short of its last big iThing
October 10, 2017
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Apple's market share grows in China with Huawei leading the way
China is the biggest smartphone market in the world, but it has reported a 5 percent decline in shipments to 119 million units, according to a new report from Canalys.
October 30, 2017
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Apple's new 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 privacy site and why it matters
Apple has launched a new website further explaining how the company's deep belief in privacy and security translates into its next generation of products and services.
September 27, 2017
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Apple's radically different smartphone is called the iPhone X
At the first event held in the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus, Apple announced the iPhone X handset today. The original iPhone turned 10 this year, and in true Apple fashion, the company celebrated by debuting a totally new iPhone that shows how far the device has come in its tenure.
September 12, 2017
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Apple's relaxing its third-party standards--and that's a good thing
By opening up their platforms and products to third-party developers, Apple is investing in its future growth potential.
October 6, 2017
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Apple's response to FCC: iPhone 7 and 8 have no FM chips
Federal Communications Commission boss Ajit Pai and other federal officials have been putting pressure on Apple to follow the lead of other smartphone makers by activating the FM chip in their iPhones. The move would help customers affected by devastating natural disasters. Apple's response? The phones don't have one.
September 29, 2017
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Apple's Siri ditches Bing search for Google
If you'd rather see Google answering the questions that stump Siri, good news: Microsoft's Bing got the boot.
September 25, 2017
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Apple's tricky iOS 11 photo tech gets a helping hand
What the heck is HEIC? It's a whiz at compressing iPhone photos, but it brings some complications. New tools can help.
October 6, 2017
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Apple's two-step authentication goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
To be replaced by two-factor authentication.
September 26, 2017
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Apple's VMI Guide shows what is and what isn't covered by the iPhone's warranty
Remember the day that the Apple iPhone 6 was released and a beaming young man from Perth appeared on live television to show off his new phone? In the rush of excitement, he opened his box only to see his brand new iPhone slide to the ground. Luckily, the phone apparently didn't suffer any damage. But had things gone differently, would the young man's new iPhone 6 been covered by the warranty?
September 1, 2017
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Apple, ARKit and the future of TV
Consumers and enterprise chiefs need to think about the impact of virtual experiences on traditional media channels if they want to stay relevant.
October 10, 2017
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Apple, Microsoft patch iOS 11 email flaw
A glitch in iOS 11 that sporadically left some Microsoft email users unable to send messages has been fixed.
October 2, 2017
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AppleCare+ for the iPhone X will cost $199
An extended warranty for your $999 smartphone won't be cheap
September 12, 2017
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Apps that have been updated for iPhone X
Will the iPhone X notch affect your favorite apps? Not if they've been updated!
November 6, 2017
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Apps using Accessibility Services improperly could be removed from the Play Store
Apps like LastPass and Tasker could be in danger because of this.
November 13, 2017
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aptX versus aptX HD: What's the difference?
In a world where a 3.5mm headphone jack is on the verge of extinction, aptX HD can make a difference.
October 3, 2017
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Are you addicted to RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic?!
Let's talk about RollerCoaster Tycoon.
December 22, 2016
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Are you planning on preordering the iPhone X?
Looking to preorder the iPhone X? Let us know if you're taking the plunge!
October 26, 2017
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Are you using a screen protector on the Note 8's curved display?
The Note 8's curved display looks great, but it makes applying a screen protector nearly impossible.
November 8, 2017
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Arianna Huffington and Samsung create Thrive app to make you uncontactable
Arianna Huffington has teamed up with Samsung to create an app called Thrive. The aim of the app is to encourage users to: "Unplug & recharge. Take a break from your phone. Reconnect with yourself."
October 20, 2017
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Arianna Huffington's new app lets you humblebrag about turning your phone off
Sorry I can't talk, I'm 'thriving'
October 19, 2017
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ARKit's face tracking allows ZERO access to Face ID data
Worried face tracking in ARKit will give developers access to your Face ID biometric data? Well, it can't and here's why.
September 27, 2017
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Arrow Launcher Becomes Microsoft Launcher on Android Devices
A little more than two years ago, the Microsoft Garage team introduced one of their experiments/test apps for Android called Arrow Launcher.
October 5, 2017
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Arrow Launcher gets renamed to Microsoft Launcher, adds Continue on PC
The custom Android launcher market may mostly be cornered by Nova Launcher, but there certainly are other options. And for a while there, one of the better ones -- Arrow Launcher -- has been actively converting people, thanks to its unique, data-heavy approach to home screen customization.
October 5, 2017
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Ars Technica - LG latest flexible OLEDs suffer from serious quality issues
A couple of days ago we reported that Android Authority reviewed LG V30's display, which uses LGD's flexible P-OLED panels, with very positive results - saying that LGD's mobile OLEDs are highly competitive with Samsung's latest Super AMOLED displays.
September 4, 2017
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Art for data's sake -- pop-up shop takes personal information as payment
Cyber security company Kaspersky Lab has been running an interesting experiment in London with a shop that only accepts personal data as payment.
October 3, 2017
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Asus debuts Pegasus 4S with 5.7-inch 18:9 display and 4,030mAh battery
While the near bezel-less trend started last year with the Mi MIX, companies this year have been embracing the 18:9 display movement with full force, introducing handset after handset with the newer aspect ratio. It was only a few months ago that Asus debuted multiple devices in its ZenFone line, but now it released something entirely new with the Pegasus 4S.
November 6, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro now officially available in the US
Not long after releasing the 5.5-inch ZenFone 4 Max, Asus today launched three other new and unlocked smartphones in the US: ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and a 5.2-inch variant of the ZenFone 4 Max.
October 30, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 4 family arrives in North America
Asus' ZenFone 4 smartphone family is now available in North America. The family includes the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Max. The Taiwanese company typically releases its products abroad before they become available in the US.
October 30, 2017
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At last, someone's taking Apple to task for, uh, not turning on iPhone FM radio chips
But what of criticism of FCC boss over hurricanes?
September 28, 2017
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AT&T Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know
Find out what AT&T has to offer.
November 6, 2017
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AT&T is adding a spam filter for phone calls
Today, AT&T introduced a new service for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed AT&T Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed to be sources of fraud, and will either deliver those calls with a warning or block them outright. Users can whitelist specific numbers, although temporary blocks require downloading a separate Call Protect app.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T launches spam filter for smartphones at network level with AT&T Call Protect
On Wednesday, AT&T unveiled a new 'spam filter' for calls on its network for users of the HD Voice service. AT&T Call Protect aims to stop unwanted calls, such as spam or fraud, at network level, without ever reaching the customers' smartphone.
December 22, 2016
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AT&T Launching new Tool to Let some Wireless Customers Block Robocalls some of the Time
Spam robocalls suck and everyone hates them. they are a digitally-generated scourge on modern society, a small yet omnipresent annoyance met with universal derision. So AT&T's wireless customers will likely be happy to see their carrier taking steps today to let customers block the unwanted calls – but there are a couple of big catches.
December 20, 2016
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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free
Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T pushes new update to LG V20, see what's changed
A new software upgrade is hitting AT&T LG V20 units across the States. Weighing in at the hefty 1.01GB, the update should bump the software version of the 2016 phablet to H91010P.
October 6, 2017
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AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Surprisingly, AT&T and Samsung have decided that the Galaxy J3 (2016) should be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Why is that surprising? Well, Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone back in January 2016, so in just a few months the device will celebrate two years since market release.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T unveils network-level robocall blocking, call spam warnings
Call blocking works on iPhones and some Android phones for postpaid customers.
December 21, 2016
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AT&T's sales numbers for the quarter suggest iPhone 8 sales are not beating any records
AT&T has reported slower sales and 900,000 fewer smartphone upgrades for the past quarter, which includes more than a week of iPhone availability.
October 13, 2017
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AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon waiving fees for those affected by CA wildfires
Here are all the details on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon's data overage waivers for customers affected by the Northern California wildfires.
October 12, 2017
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AT&T, Verizon agree to hop into bed and thrust new erections over US
Duopoly guys do duopoly thing
November 13, 2017
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Atari brings gaming classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to Android and iOS
Let's just get one thing out of the way: this isn't the first time that Atari has brought RollerCoaster Tycoon to mobile devices. However, previous attempts haven't been entirely successful, as the company went a bit overboard on the in-app purchases, rather sucking the joy out of the game.
December 22, 2016
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Augmented reality will be on hundreds of millions of Android devices in 2018, says Google
Hundreds of millions of Android smartphones will be capable of augmented reality (AR) come next year, says Google's VP of business and operations for virtual reality Amit Singh. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Singh said that thanks to Google ARCore development framework, AR will be a daily thing for millions of people around the world in 2018.
November 9, 2017
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Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush
It's all about AR... and iPhone has the X factor
November 13, 2017
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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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Audiobooks, in-app notifications, and more coming to Google Play Store
There's no ETA for when/if these features will go live, but here's what you might see in the near future.
November 2, 2017
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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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Awesome Galaxy S9 renders offer an early glimpse at what Samsung's next flagships might look like
Samsung was among the first major phone makers to usher in the bezel-less design trend that's taken the mobile world by storm and is seemingly on its way to become the next de-facto norm for smartphone industrial design.
October 26, 2017
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Axon wants you (yes, you!) to submit photos, videos to police
Meet "Axon Citizen," a new service from the company formerly known as Taser.
October 19, 2017
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B&O's Beoplay E8 totally wireless earbuds really are the total package
Bang & Olufsen's headphones tend to stand out from the crowd, and their new fully wireless mode, the Beoplay E8, is no exception. The E8 is easily the best totally wire-free headphone I've used thus far, with comfortable earbuds that should fit regardless of your ear shape, good battery life of around four hours per charge and the best sound quality of any true wireless buds I've tested -- and I've tested a lot.
November 6, 2017
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Baby in China gets named after hit mobile video game
What's your opinion of people who name their kids after celebrities or movie characters? Do you find it weird? Appalling? Funny? Or perhaps inspirational? If your answer is close to the first two options, you might want to mentally prepare for this news before reading on.
September 6, 2017
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Badland is still one of the best games for Android
Explore the dark and mysterious worlds in Badland.
October 24, 2017
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Baidu puts open source deep learning into smartphones
Computer vision, deep learning, and the camera in your phone
September 26, 2017
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Balloon navigation breakthrough helps extend cell service in Puerto Rico
Alphabet's Project Loon is providing connectivity to hard-hit areas of the island.
October 24, 2017
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Beautiful FullVision and Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the LG V30, LG G6, Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+
Shortly after the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the high resolutions and aspect ratios of LG's and Samsung's so-called FullVision and Infinity Displays.
September 5, 2017
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Behold The Pixel 2, Google's New Flagship Android Phone
The first Google Pixel was a remarkable device. Nobody ever gets their first phone right, but Google did. Thanks to a spectacular camera, a pure take on Android, and the brand-new Google Assistant, the first true Google Phone immediately claimed a place at the top of the smartphone pile.
October 4, 2017
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Behold, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10!
Porsche Design and Huawei's latest partnership makes the iPhone X look positively affordable.
October 16, 2017
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Benchmarking Firm Says Apple Isn't Slowing Down Your Old iPhone
When you get a new phone, it seems blazing fast and fun to use. A year or two later, probably not so much. Is that actually because the phone is slower, or have your standards just increased? Apple in particular has been accused of callously damaging performance of older iPhones with new software updates to gently "encourage" upgrades. But benchmarking firm Futuremark says it's all in our heads.
October 11, 2017
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Benchmarks contradict 'Apple slowed down my iPhone' claims
It's a refrain we all hear every year around September: "I swear, whenever they release a new iPhone, Apple makes all the old ones run worse to make you upgrade." But thousands of performance tests conducted over the years by Futuremark users show that the conspiracy is mostly in your mind.
October 6, 2017
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Best accessories for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro
So, you're getting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but like getting a new puppy, you can't just go home with it: You gotta get some toys, too!
September 12, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Amazon Fire HD 10
You've got a sweet little tablet that didn't break the bank. That leaves some money left over for accessories!
November 6, 2017
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Best Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is a big deal on its own, but it's even better with some fantastic accessories. Here are some of the best you can find!
October 5, 2017
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Best Android Browsers
Android has a ton of ways to browse the web, but it's up to you to choose which works best for your needs.
October 31, 2017
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Best Android launchers of 2017
Ah, the joy of Android home screen replacements. Launchers. Custom icon packs. Custom themes. Countless settings to fiddle with and fine-tune. Endless possibilities for customization.
October 10, 2017
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Best Android Phone Under $400
 
November 13, 2017
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Best Android Phone With Removable Battery
 
September 6, 2017
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Best Android Phones with Expandable Storage
 
October 10, 2017
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Best Apple Pencil Accessories
The Apple Pencil is a fabulous drawing tool in its own right, but you can make it even better with these accessories and cases.
October 10, 2017
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Best apps for first-time iPhone owners
Getting started with your first iPhone is an amazing experience, especially when you have all the right apps.
September 14, 2017
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Best apps that let you edit Portrait Mode photos in iOS 11
Want to edit the depth effect of your Portrait Mode photos? There are some awesome new apps in iOS 11 that let you do so!
October 2, 2017
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Best apps to download on a new Android phone
These are the apps you should immediately download on your new Android phone!
December 29, 2016
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Best apps for Samsung Phonecast right now
The Samsung Gear VR is great for watching video content. But if you want to watch apps that aren't built for VR you'll have to use Samsung Phonecast VR to take advantage of that virtual screen real-estate.
November 13, 2017
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Best apps you can use with the Files app on iPhone and iPad
Manage all your files management services in the Files app with this great apps!
September 29, 2017
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Best AT&T Phones
What are the best phones you can buy at AT&T right now?
October 9, 2017
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Best Battery Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8
Double up your Galaxy S8's battery life with protective and functional battery case!
October 11, 2017
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Best BlackBerry Phone
 
September 14, 2017
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Best Bluetooth Trackers
Which Bluetooth trackers are the best at keeping track of keys and other household items? Here are our top picks!
November 9, 2017
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Best "bezel-less" phones (Fall 2017)
Call them bezel-less phones, all screen phones, ones with edge-to-edge displays, or simply small bezel phones, they are the future and they here to stay.
September 4, 2017
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Best budget Android phones 2017
With a $300 phone, you can do 90% of the things you can do with a $600 phone, they say, and the best budget Android phones we've picked for you below certainly prove that urban legend. In the "year of the $1000 phone" when the Galaxy S8 came $100 more expensive than its predecessor, the Note 8 is pegged at $930, the Pixel 2 XL 128 GB is $949, and the iPhone X blasts off at $999, finding the best value-for-money ratio when choosing a phone has become even more important.
October 25, 2017
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Best camera apps for iPhone X
Looking for the best camera apps to shoot with the iPhone X? Here are the best available so far!
November 9, 2017
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Best Car Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
What's the best way to keep your Galaxy Note 8 charged in your car?
September 7, 2017
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Best Cases for 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 LG V30
What are the best cases for the LG V30 so far?
September 6, 2017
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Best Clear Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Show off your Note 8's design while keeping it safe with a quality clear case.
September 12, 2017
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Best free Android games of 2017
Here's our roundup of the very best free Android games available in the Google Play Store right now.
October 9, 2017
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Best Gimbals for iPhone to Stabilize your Videos
These are the best iPhone gimbals we've found for stabilizing your iPhone videography.
September 26, 2017
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Best Google Pixel 2 Accessories
What are the best accessories for the Google Pixel 2?
October 6, 2017
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Best Google Pixel 2 Cases
Enhance the funky look of your Google Pixel 2 with the right case!
October 5, 2017
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Best Google Pixel 2 XL Cases
What are the best cases for the Google Pixel 2 XL?
October 24, 2017
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for iPhone X (so far)
With the release of the iPhone X just around the corner, you're probably wondering how you're going to protect the gorgeous phone. After all, you really don't want to break something that costs you about 1,000 dollars.
October 20, 2017
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Best iPhone Cases For Teens
Teens want to protect their iPhones as much as adults do. They might have different styles, but the needs are the same.
November 1, 2017
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Best iPhone games
Hours of entertainment are just a download away! Check out these excellent iPhone games.
September 27, 2017
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Best iPhone Stabilizers and Tripods for Buttery-smooth Video
How do you keep your iPhone video smooth, steady, and professional? With a stabilizer and tripod!
October 13, 2017
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Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
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Best launchers for theming your Android phone
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best leak yet of Pixel 2 XL's front shows front-facing speakers, new launcher layout
Well this is a nice development.
October 2, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for Galaxy Note 8
Give your Note 8 a touch of class with a leather case.
October 20, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for iPhone 8
What are the best leather cases for the iPhone 7? Here are a couple of our favorites!
October 9, 2017
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Best Leather Cases for iPhone X
Wrap your sophisticated iPhone X in a sophisticated leather case!
November 13, 2017
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Best LG V30 price deals you can get right now
LG touts its newest V30 flagship as the phone for digital creators, and rightfully so, as it is one of the most media-centric handsets out there, with top-shelf audio and video prowess, and even 4K footage editing built in, which has been an Achilles heel for many an Android flagship before.
October 19, 2017
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Best manual camera apps for iPhone
What if you want to manually adjust focus, white balance, or ISO on your iPhone? Shoot in RAW or just with the iPhone 7 telephoto lens? Easy, get one of these great camera apps!
October 10, 2017
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Best microSD Cards for the Moto G5 Plus
Which microSD card is best for the Moto G5 Plus? Well, it depends what you need...
October 11, 2017
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Best microSD Cards For Samsung Galaxy Note 8
What's the best microSD card to use with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
September 4, 2017
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Best Microsoft apps for Android
Microsoft apps have come a long way on Android.
October 16, 2017
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Best multiplayer Android games to play at a party
Phones can bring the family together!
December 21, 2016
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (November, 2017)
Another month has passed, just like that, and with it -- another zillion of apps has been introduced to the Android Play Store and iOS App Store. As we do each month, we combed through whatever notable offerings we could get our hands on and picked out some of the best new apps that you should check out, either because they are useful, fun, or just plain interesting to see.
November 6, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (October, 2017)
Another month rolled out, and what a month it was! September is behind our backs and so are the announcements of the new iPhones, the LG V30, the Galaxy Note 8, and other cool and nifty gadgets.
October 2, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (September, 2017)
Heya, guys! Just like that, Summer is almost over as we are already rolling into September. But hey, at least us smartphone fans have something to look forward to -- Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, LG's V30, and Sony's new Xperia XZ1 will be hitting store shelves soon and let's not forget that Apple is about to unveil the mysterious iPhone 8 in just 8 days!
September 4, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (October 2017)
October is not just the month that brought us pre-orders of the Apple iPhone X and wider availability of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it also brought a ton of great new games for iPhones and Android devices.
November 1, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games of the month
September brought us not only the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it also brought a ton of great new games for iPhones and Android devices.
October 2, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games of the month
IFA 2017 is in full swing, which means that we are bombarded with new devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and Sony's Xperia XZ1, all of which running the powerful Snapdragon 835 and just perfect for gamers.
September 1, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (November 2017)
Hey, you, are you looking for a new icon pack?
November 6, 2017
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Best nightmare ever: iPhone X demand fright
Apple says it's experienced "off the charts" demand for the iPhone X and, while that makes the Macalope wonder who's doing their spreadsheet work and doesn't know how to increase the Y axis, others believe this is bad news.
November 2, 2017
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Best paid apps for iPhone
Is this app worth my money? These ones definitely are!
September 26, 2017
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Best Password Manager For Android
 
September 25, 2017
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Best 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 Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now
Google is already shipping its new Pixel phones that got announced not long ago, and they are every bit as improved compared to their predecessors as expected. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have great cameras with a new portrait mode, better battery life, thoughtful soft-touch design, and faster performance, not to mention the screen-to-body ratio on the larger XL. They don't come cheap, though, as gone are the days when Google sold plasticky Nexus phones at or near cost as a means to spread out the stock Android message.
October 18, 2017
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Best remote control apps for Android (2017)
A few years ago, it seemed as though smartphones with IR blasters were the way to go. In an ever increasingly smarter and interconnected world, it would only make sense for us to be able to control pretty much everything from the pocket computers that we carry on us everywhere.
October 12, 2017
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Best Samsung Phones
If you're into Android, a Samsung phone is probably on your list. Here's what to consider.
September 12, 2017
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Best Samsung phones 2017
The world's largest phone maker is at the market share top for a reason. Ever since the first Galaxy S, it has been relentlessly pursuing things like OLED display panels or innovative camera tech like Dual Pixel focusing as a market differentiator, culminating in the curved, bezel-less Infinity Display design of the Galaxy S8 or the dual camera of the Note 8 that takes some of the best low-light pictures among its peers.
October 26, 2017
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Best Screen Protectors for the Galaxy Note 8 ... So Far
What are the best screen protectors for keeping my Galaxy Note 8 scratch-free?
September 1, 2017
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Best Selfie Camera on a Phone
 
November 13, 2017
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Best Smart Locks
Upgrade your door lock to make home security a little more convenient! Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.
September 5, 2017
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Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8, LG G6, Xperia XZ1
"I wish I had my iPhone on me to post this on Instagram" -- this is what Sir Isaac Newton must have thought to himself when in 1672 he discovered that white light splits into rays of different colors after passing through a glass prism. Or maybe he didn't, we can't be entirely sure. One thing is certain, though: the iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera ever put on an iPhone.
October 4, 2017
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Best smartphone cameras compared: LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11
Fun fact: the first digital camera was invented in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and it required 32 seconds to record a 0.01-megapixel image onto a... compact cassette. Today, a camera a million times better fits in a pocket. Yup, it's your smartphone we're talking about, and whether you're an iPhone user, a Galaxy fan, or a BlackBerry hipster, your personal handset is a tiny hand-held miracle.
October 31, 2017
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Best Sprint phones (October 2017)
Sprint, the nation's fourth largest carrier, has some of the cheapest plans out there and one of the widest selections of phones, but which one is right for you?
October 25, 2017
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Best third-party apps that take advantage of the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera
Which apps support the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera?
November 8, 2017
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Best third-party music player apps for iPhone
What's the best third-party music player for iPhone? Control your tunes with these gems!
October 19, 2017
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Best Ultra Thin Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Keep your Note 8 protected without adding too much bulk!
September 25, 2017
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Best Unlimited Data Plan
Unlimited plans are back, but which one is the best?
November 13, 2017
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Best Unlocked Phone
 
October 26, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for iPhone 8
Slim down your pockets with a great wallet case for your new iPhone 8!
October 25, 2017
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Best Wallet Cases for the Galaxy S8
Cut down on your pocket carry with a sleek wallet case for your Galaxy S8!
September 28, 2017
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Best way to buy your new iPhone
Looking for the best way to buy a new iPhone? Here's what you need to know.
October 24, 2017
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Best ways to secure and unlock your Galaxy Note 8
Any method that keeps your Note 8 locked is a good way, but some are better than others.
September 29, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (so far)
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all support the Qi standard wireless charging. That means preexisting chargers work with iPhone right away!
September 12, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for LG V30
What's the best charging pad for LG V30?
October 10, 2017
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Beware fake Android cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play
Two phishing apps that were made to look like the official app of popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex have been booted off Google Play after ESET researchers notified Google of their existence.
October 24, 2017
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Beware Scammers Spoofing Number For FTC's Consumer Response Center
The Federal Trade Commission is one of the agencies consumers are supposed to turn to when they've been defrauded by scam phone calls, so it -- sadly -- makes sense that some fraudsters have decided that the best way to con victims is to pretend they are calling from the FTC's Consumer Response Center.
October 24, 2017
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Bill Gates says he has switched to an Android smartphone, but which one?
Which smartphone platform is better? There is certainly room for debate on the matter (though such debates often devolve into the opposing sides simply hurling insults at one another) but it's fun to occasionally hear the preferences of someone a bit more visible in the public's eye than a random stranger on the internet.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates switches to Android, because who wants to use Windows 10 Mobile anymore?
I have to admit that when I wrote the April Fools piece Bill Gates loves his new iPhone 5s, can now beat Bono at Candy Crush a few years ago, I did not expect the former Microsoft CEO to actually abandon Windows Phone for a rival platform. But, it happened -- though I was only half right.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates Uses An Android Phone Now
As if you needed yet another reminder that Microsoft's attempt to reassert itself in the smartphone market weren't going all that well, here it is. Bill Gates is now using an Android device.
September 26, 2017
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Bill Gates' new smartphone? Hint: it's not an iPhone
Bill Gates says he's recently switched to an Android phone, but with lots of Microsoft software.
September 26, 2017
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Bixby 2.0 gains a developer SDK, available on additional devices, and sounds more natural
Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at its annual developer conference, and there's a lot to talk about.
October 18, 2017
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BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets
Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. a BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:
March 17, 2017
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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue
BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue, but CEO John Chen says the company is turning the corner
December 20, 2016
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BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset
Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL under the BlackBerry Mobile brand, the Motion packs a 5.5-inch screen and running on a Snapdragon 625 SoC platform.
October 9, 2017
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BlackBerry has outstanding second quarter earnings report led by licensing and software
Sure, BlackBerry no longer manufacturers smartphones, but its licensing and software divisions are running on all cylinders. In fact, it makes you wonder why BlackBerry didn't give up manufacturing smartphones earlier.
September 29, 2017
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BlackBerry is on the road to recovery
Rumors of BlackBerry's death may have been somewhat premature. The company just revealed its latest financial results, showing significant profits.
September 29, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition stars in new official video
Yesterday, BlackBerry Mobile announced that it is expanding distribution of the Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone starting at the end of this month. Besides having a matte black finish that quickens the pulse of the average smartphone fan, the Black Edition of the KEYone gets a bump up in specs from 3GB of RAM to 4GB, and to 64GB of native storage from 32GB.
September 1, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone combines with Android Auto to keep your eyes on the road
When you have the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in a car's cockpit with you, it requires some will power to keep your eyes off of the dynamic looking black-hued handset, and to keep them on the road where they belong. No, we get it. The gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard looks even more stunning in black. Heck, even those famous BlackBerry frets are covered in black.
September 4, 2017
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BlackBerry Launches KEYone Black Edition: All-Black, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB NAND
TCL's BlackBerry Mobile imprint has introduced a revamped BlackBerry KEYone smartphone at IFA trade show last week. The new KEYone Black Edition comes in all-black chassis and has more DRAM and storage space than the original KEYone model introduced at MWC earlier this year. The product will be available in multiple countries, but the U.S. is currently not listed among them.
September 6, 2017
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BlackBerry makes Samsung Galaxy smartphones even more secure with new SecuSUITE features
Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up to improved the security of Galaxy smartphones a long time ago. Today, both companies announced their partnership is going deeper with the addition of SecuVOICE in Samsung Knox.
October 10, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion dumps physical keyboard for a huge battery, water resistance
But you probably still don't want one.
October 9, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter
BlackBerry used to rule the smartphone space, but then the iPhone came out. execs deemed the iPhone a "toy" and a "fad," but that fad eventually drove the company to revamp its product lineup. It was too late, though. BlackBerry , but it's not done with smartphones. It's making a go of things with Android, and it looks like a new full-touch-screen BlackBerry Android phone is on the way. A posting from serial leaker Evan Blass has revealed the BlackBerry Motion.
October 6, 2017
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BlackBerry Motion presented as "unstoppable" in new promo video
Announced in early October as the first dust- and water-resistant BlackBerry phone ever, the all-touch BlackBerry Motion is not yet available in the US. But we assume the handset will be launched stateside soon, as BlackBerry Mobile keeps on releasing promo videos showcasing its features.
October 31, 2017
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BlackBerry reveals slim profits as Dolby-isation of brand marches on
Announces licensing scheme for smartphone features
September 28, 2017
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BlackBerry updates BBM for Android and iOS with new sticker shop, refined chat screen, more
Shortly after announcing that it's splitting BBM into three separate services, BlackBerry released a new version of its messaging app. The new version of BBM Messenger is available for both Android and iOS devices starting today, so if you're still using it, then you should check for it in Google Play and App Store.
September 6, 2017
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BlackBerry: Forget about smartphones, software is our future
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has once again emphasized that the company has left behind its smartphone days and is now firmly set in its way to become one of the world's top software firms.
October 25, 2017
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BlackBerry's KEYone 'Black Edition' offers more than just good looks
BlackBerry's most interesting phone in years -- if not an entire decade -- is the KEYone, an Android device with a classic BlackBerry hardware keyboard that finally answers the needs of truly dedicated thumb typists with a modern mobile OS. Now, the KEYone 'Black Edition' has arrived, and it's more than just a fresh coat of paint on an older gadget.
October 20, 2017
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BlackBerry's new Motion will move you neither to tears of joy nor sadness
It's an Android with a few frills and BBM. Fine
October 10, 2017
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BlackBerry's upcoming all-touchscreen phone has leaked
Krypton is coming
October 5, 2017
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Blind camera comparison results: iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8
Last week, we took two of the most popular phones out there: the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in a direct one-to-one camera comparison.
October 20, 2017
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Blind camera comparison: iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have some of the best cameras of all phones, but which one takes better pictures?
October 19, 2017
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Blind camera shootout: LG V30 versus iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8
This is it guys, we are finally doing it! By popular demand from readers, we are pitting the brand new LG V30 against two of the best smartphone cameras on the market right now -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus! What took us?
October 24, 2017
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Blizzard Launches Battle.Net App For iOS And Android
New mobile app brings chat and the ability to accept or reject friend requests to your phone.
September 28, 2017
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Bloomberg: this is why the iPhone 8/Plus come at a higher price
The research arm of IHS, with its rich connection among smartphone suppliers in China, is probably the most credible name when it comes to bill of materials (BOM) calculations, or, simply, how much does a phone cost to make. This is why Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a well-versed Apple analyst, cites the latest IHS Markit breakdown of the iPhone 8's BOM when determining if Apple is still making the same money out of an iPhone as before.
September 26, 2017
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BLU launches its first true selfie-centric smartphone, the VIVO 8L
US-based company BLU Products has just announced the immediate availability of its first selfie-oriented Android smartphone. Dubbed VIVO 8L, the handset has nothing to do with the popular Chinese brand Vivo.
October 24, 2017
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Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother
If you're in the market for a new smartphone that's around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they've ever been before.
March 17, 2017
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Bluetooth 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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BOE to ship its first flexible OLEDs (5.5-inch) to Huawei
Last month we reported that BOE aims to start producing flexible OLEDs at its new 6-Gen B7 fab in Chengdu by the end of October 2017. A new report from Korea's ETNews sheds some more light about BOE's plans.
October 10, 2017
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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt -- yay!
Gee, thanks
November 9, 2017
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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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Brighthand
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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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops
Rabbani found guilty, vows to appeal after resisting demand for iPhone, laptop passcodes
September 25, 2017
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BTW, the Pixel 2 won't even come with free headphones
Don't expect any sort of wired headphones in the box with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Or a headphone jack.
October 4, 2017
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Buttery smooth: Sharp phone with 120 Hz display compared to Galaxy S8
This year, we saw the first mobile devices with 120 Hz display refresh rates -- they were the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Pro 12.9. That's double the usual 60 Hz refresh rate that's out on most devices. What does it translate to? Smoother animations and a perception of a faster, more accurate response to the user's touch inputs.
October 10, 2017
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Misc. - C

Cambridge Consultants have developed a drone that delivers into your hands
Cambridge Consultants is developing DelivAir, its take on the drone delivery systems that are becoming increasingly common.
October 4, 2017
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Can apps steal your passwords? What you need to know!
Phishing attacks can theoretically come from apps as well as messages and websites. It's been the subject of industry discussion for a long, long time. Now, it's in the spotlight again.
October 10, 2017
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Can we just relax about the Pixel 2 XL display
Relax. There's a reason no one had anything bad to say about this display in their initial hands on articles.
October 19, 2017
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Can you pick a name for the iPhone X successor? (results)
We asked you last week what do you think the iPhone X successor name will be, and 42% of our 1879 respondents went with the "something else" category, which, judging from the bulk of comments, likely denotes an "iPhone Xs" answer, as Apple has traditionally marked the mid-cycle upgrades with "s" in the title. There was no iPhone 7s, though, and the iPhone X line is anything but ordinary, so the next most popular pick was iPhone XI, followed by iPhone 11. The iPhone Y title comes in last, making the switch from Roman numerals to letter highly unlikely in your opinion.
September 25, 2017
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Canalys: iPhone 8 Plus outsold iPhone 8 in the third quarter of 2017
According to a report from the market research firm Canalys, Apple managed to ship 11.8 million units of the newly announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the third quarter of 2017, falling short of last year's iPhone 7 line up which sold 14 million units.
November 9, 2017
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Carphone Warehouse given a stern talking to for 'misleading' radio ad
Three's a crowd, and a 'major competitor', says watchdog
November 8, 2017
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Caseology's iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X cases are here: protection is priority
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are here and the thin-bezelled iPhone X will be available soon enough. We get wireless charging and glass backs... which easily translates not only to a nice new shiny look, but also a bit of a slippery grip and an expensive crack to repair.
September 27, 2017
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Cat Announces S41 Rugged Smartphone: 5" FHD, IP68+, 5000 mAh
Cat has announced its new S41 rugged smartphone designed to withstand extreme conditions that will succeed the model S40 introduced several years ago. The new model has significant upgrades in terms of both performance and 'ruggedness', and will be available for the same price.
October 30, 2017
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Certified Skype for Business Phones Expected To Work with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft this week gave assurances that phones certified to work with its Skype for Business Online service will continue to work when capabilities get transitioned over to the Microsoft Teams service.
October 26, 2017
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Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services
If you're still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Workplace, Stride and four other chat providers have to offer.
October 31, 2017
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Cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly smartphone screens with graphene
Scientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smart phone screens.
October 25, 2017
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Check Out the Galaxy Note8's Exclusive S Pen-Inspired Ring and Notification Tones
Don't be surprised if, the next time you're with friends and they receive a call on their Galaxy Note8, you find yourself asking them to pump up the volume.
October 16, 2017
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Check out the iPhone X's smooth app-switching
These iPhone X videos are the next best thing to seeing the phone in person.
October 25, 2017
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Check out this cool piece about how "Hey Siri" works
Ever wonder how the "Hey Siri" function on your iPhone works? This article written by the Siri team describes the process.
October 18, 2017
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Check out this real-life preview of the iPhone X in action before Apple pulls it down
Apple won't be very pleased that a humble fashion vlogger went to visit her dad on its campus, and uploaded a video of his iPhone X in action, so enjoy it while you can, as the original YouTube clip was already taken down.
October 24, 2017
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Check your phone less by sending those notifications to your computer
You don't want to miss a thing.
November 9, 2017
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Chime in: How many apps will it take to fill Windows 10 Mobile's app gap?
When it comes to Windows 10 Mobile, there is a definite "app gap." Can it ever be overcome?
September 27, 2017
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Chime in: Share your tips for switching from Windows phone to Android
Made the switch to Android? Let us know how you did it for those who are still on the fence.
October 10, 2017
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Chime in: What are you doing with your old Windows phones?
What are you doing with your old, abandoned Windows phones? We want to know!
October 31, 2017
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Chime in: What's the best Android phone for Lumia 950 converts?
It's a sad affair, but more people than ever are ditching Windows Mobile and making their ways to Google's popular Android platform. The Lumia 950 is one of the most popular modern Windows phones. So what are the best Android phones for Lumia users?
November 6, 2017
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Chime in: Will you ever give up on Windows phones?
Windows 10 Mobile is in a bad place, but we know lots of our readers remain loyal. We're also wondering what it would take for you to finally give up on your Windows phone.
September 12, 2017
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Chime in: Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update on IDOL 4S and Elite x3
How is the Creators Update working for you on the IDOL 4S, Elite x3 and Lumia 950?
September 6, 2017
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China blocks WhatsApp
China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to The New York Times. Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos. Now, even text messages are completely blocked, according to Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Symbolic Software, a Paris-based research firm that also monitors digital censorship in China.
September 25, 2017
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China cools on Apple's high-priced iBling
What now?
October 2, 2017
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China-based online retailers discount iPhone 8 after lackluster sales
Online retailers in China are discounting the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by up to 1,100 yuan ($165.50) after they failed to sell well. The South China Morning Post reports today that China's largest electrical appliance retailer, Suning Appliance, is lowering the devices' prices and offering additional discounts to anyone who puts a 100 yuan deposit down on a larger-capacity iPhone 8 model.
October 30, 2017
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Chinese government blocks WhatsApp chat service
Facebook might have to lower its billion-user tally now that its encrypted text-messaging service is reportedly no longer available in China.
September 25, 2017
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Chinese phone maker Vivo entering Hong Kong, Russia and beyond
One of China's biggest phone makers is branching out to more countries, including Singapore and Taiwan.
October 20, 2017
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Chinese smartphone cable-maker chucks sueball at Apple
Asks for 12 pence for 'unfair competition'
September 1, 2017
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Chrome 61 for Android released, here is what's new
The Android version of Chrome has just been updated with a couple of new features. After making its debut on Windows, Mac, and Linux earlier this week, Chrome 61 will be rolled out to Android devices in the coming weeks.
September 6, 2017
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Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know
Chrome Remote Desktop is a great, free way to remotely access a computer.
October 20, 2017
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Chromecast support quietly pops up in Amazon Music for Android
A sign of amends, or just a test?
November 1, 2017
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Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X
Matteo Bertoli, a California-based cinematographer, got a chance to try out the iPhone X's video capabilities in Kauai and has just published the results. And before you ask -- Bertoli states that it was all shot handheld.
November 9, 2017
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Clips is the next best thing to animojis for iPhone X
Apple's Clips video app adds some iPhone X tricks, Star Wars-themed animated stickers and titles, and a lot more.
November 9, 2017
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Comcast's Xfinity internet service is reportedly down across the US
Comcast's internet service, Xfinity, suffered an outage earlier today across the country. DownDetector.com showed service being down around the United States, including in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. So far, TV service and home phones weren't affected.
November 6, 2017
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Common Galaxy Note 8 problems and how to fix them
No phone is perfect -- but we can help.
October 13, 2017
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Common 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 Movies Anywhere problems and how to fix them
Movies Anywhere is a new and growing service, and it isn't anywhere near perfect yet. Here are the issues and bugs with Movies Anywhere and how to deal with them.
October 24, 2017
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Comparing Apple's original 2007 iPhone with iPhone X
Apple put a dent in the mobile planet when it introduced the original iPhone back in 2007, so how does that iconic device compare with the iPhone X the company hopes will define the next ten years of mobile device evolution?
October 30, 2017
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Confirmed: All HMD-made Nokia smartphones to get Android 8 Oreo
All Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, made things more or less official on Twitter, by assuring users that even the low-end Nokia 3 will be joining the Oreo club:
September 4, 2017
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 21, 2016
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Conquer Westeros On Your Phone With Game of Thrones: Conquest
Game of Thrones is a huge property, so it's no surprise that it has received a number of video games over the years. The latest game based on HBO's hit series is a mobile MMO strategy title called Game of Thrones: Conquest.
October 19, 2017
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Consumer Reports recommends Galaxy S7 over the iPhone 8
Consumer Reports is considered to be one of the most trusted places for an opinion when determining which products to buy. However, the latest ratings released by the publication will not please the folks at Apple, as it recommends customers to go for the Galaxy S7 instead of the newly-announced iPhone 8.
October 24, 2017
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Three's a crowd, and a 'major competitor', says watchdog
Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents
November 8, 2017
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Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere
The new design could mean a single smartphone model that works everywhere
March 17, 2017
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Cortana for Android adds new color customization options
A new update is available for the Cortana app on Android, which adds a touch of customization to the digital assistant. If you weren't happy with the color choice in the redesign that happened earlier this month, you're in luck.
December 29, 2016
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Could Google 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display with a software update?
Okay, now let's talk about the realistic parts of the situation.
October 20, 2017
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Court battle over one driver's pay could have big impact on "gig economy"
Was Raef Lawson an employee or a business owner when he drove for GrubHub?
September 5, 2017
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Crash test face-off: Will the iPhone 8 or Note 8 win?
Gadget warranty outfit SquareTrade gives Apple's latest a rather rude introduction to gravity and hard surfaces. The soiree does not go well.
September 25, 2017
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Cricket versus Straight Talk: Which has the better prepaid phone plan?
See how Cricket and Straight Talk measure up against each other.
September 25, 2017
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Critically acclaimed puzzle game Talos Principle finally arrives on iOS
The Talos Principle is an atmospheric puzzle game that has been available for PC, consoles, and Android devices (limited to Nvidia K1 or X1 hardware) since back in 2015. Now, 2 years later, it has finally made the jump to the iOS App Store.
October 12, 2017
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Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand
ColorWare, a company that specializes in creating custom-made electronic devices and skins, has come up with something that will go on the wishlist of every fan of vintage Apple computers -- an iPhone 7 Plus that oozes 80's Mac charm.
March 17, 2017
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Cyanogen Inc. shuts down CyanogenMod in Christmas bloodbath
Open source Android ROM project dies, developers launch fork.
December 27, 2016
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Misc. - D

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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Dear WhatsApp, stop snitching so I can quit group chats in peace
Few things aggravate me as much as seeing unsolicited group chats in my WhatsApp conversation list.
October 25, 2017
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Defective microphones on Pixel 2, Galaxy S8, Note 8 can be fixed by blowing in them
To blow or not to blow
November 9, 2017
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Designed for iPhone 8, Weather Atlas is a great replacement for your stock weather app
There's no shortage of weather apps on the market, but you may have noticed that few of them are actually all that good. That's where a new entry called Weather Atlas, from the developer behind the popular productivity app Launch Center Pro, comes in. This newly launched weather application aims to be a better alternative to the stock weather app, offering a more modern take on weather apps, as well as a design that's ready for the new, taller screen expected in the upcoming iPhone 8.
September 1, 2017
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Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier
Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.
December 22, 2016
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Details about the next year Samsung Galaxy J3 might have already been leaked
Although 2017 is not over yet, most smartphone companies are already working on their next year's lineups. Just like it did in the last couple of years, Samsung plans to launch an entry-level Galaxy J handset.
November 9, 2017
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Developing countries are facing a challenge: Keeping their phones charged
Of all the challenges in the developing world, who would have thought one of them would be finding a place to plug in a smartphone?
October 12, 2017
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Diagnose your Car Troubles with These OBD II Scanners
What's the best OBD II reader for Android? Here's a few to get you started!
October 30, 2017
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Did Apple discontinue the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7?
It appears Apple is no longer selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition.
September 12, 2017
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Did the iOS 11 update slow down your iPhone?
Apple released iOS 11 more than a month ago, plenty of time to get some user feedback and push any emergency patches that could compromise the performance of the system.
November 1, 2017
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Did you know: Apple's earth-friendly packaging comes from the Swedish forests
Finally, the veil has been lifted, and the mystery solved, for the relief of Apple's packaging suppliers who had to keep a secret for a decade.
October 13, 2017
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Digital forensics: the smart person's guide
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about digital forensics, the science of recovering data from computers, networks, mobile phones, and IoT devices.
December 21, 2016
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Dirty COW Linux vulnerability reappears as ZNIU malware threat to Android users
It has been quite some time -- nearly a year in fact -- since we were talking about the Dirty COW vulnerability affecting the Linux kernel. Now the vulnerability is back, but this time it is Android users who need to be concerned.
September 26, 2017
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Disappointing reviews on LG's new P-OLED smartphones displays
Both LG (the V30) and Google (Pixel 2 XL) recently introduced smartphones that use LG's new P-OLED smartphone displays, both with the same display - a 6" 1440x2880 (537 PPI).
October 18, 2017
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Display analyst sheds light on complaints about Pixel 2 XL's display
There's no shortage of blogs and YouTubers to follow these days when it comes content about the mobile tech industry, and for a number of people, one of the go-to personalities on YouTube for tech-related videos is MKBHD.
October 26, 2017
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Display problems could make the Google Pixel 2 XL a tough sell
When you pay big bucks for a smartphone you expect it to be flawless. That's why people make a big deal out the problems they find on a flagship device. Things are no different with Google's new Pixel 2 XL, which exhibits some serious issues.
October 24, 2017
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Djay Pro is now on the iPhone
Algoriddim's goal over the past few years has been to redefine how much hardware and experience you need to be a DJ, and today it's taking things to their natural conclusion by cramming every feature it can into the iPhone.
December 21, 2016
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Dnsmasq and the seven flaws: Patch these nasty remote-control holes
Linux, Android, IoT, you name it, they'll need updates if you use this open-source tool
October 2, 2017
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Do you care about manual controls on your phone's camera?
Over the past couple of years, manual controls for our phone camera apps have become a standard feature. In fact, out of the major manufacturers, it seems that Apple is the only one going the opposite way -- while everybody is adding manual modes that give us access to shutter speed, ISO, focus, and white balance, Apple is sticking to its guns to keep the iPhone's camera automatic and even removed the HDR button from its latest handsets (no worries, you can get it back, look here).
October 18, 2017
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Do you have a ticking sound on your Pixel 2?
Although not quite as serious as the Pixel 2 XL's potential screen burn-in, it's recently been discovered that the smaller Pixel 2 is exhibiting clicking and hissing sounds for a number of users.
October 25, 2017
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Do you like the bottom search bar on the new Pixel launcher?
With the upcoming Pixel 2 and its larger, bezel-less XL sibling, Google will be putting greater emphasis on a tailored software, and we aren't talking only about fast updates to the newest mobile operating system versions. So far, a Verizon source has disclosed that the Pixel 2/XL will sport always-on song recognition, and it will automatically display titles and albums on the lock screen.
October 3, 2017
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Do you trust the iPhone X's Face ID?
When Apple introduced the iPhone X, the fact that the fingerprint-reading Touch ID had been entirely replaced by the face-scanning Face ID tech raised some eyebrows. Still, Apple insisted that the new biometric scanner is ultimately more convenient and very secure. There's a one in a million chance that there's a random person, somewhere in the world, who can unlock your phone with their face.
November 13, 2017
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Dock and Run: Samsung DeX Offers New Opportunities for Business and Entertainment
The ability to see something on a different scale often offers a new perspective. Launched with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and now available with the Galaxy Note8, Samsung DeX* lets users use their smartphone like a desktop by providing a seamless, mobile to desktop transition. Now, users have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds in an ever-expanding ecosystem of partnerships, opening up new possibilities for coding, entertainment and productivity.
November 9, 2017
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Does iOS 11.0.1 fixes the Outlook.com/Office365/Exchange Mail bug?
(German) There is currently some confusion about the iOS 11.0.1 maintenance update released by Apple last night. Apple claims, that the mail bug regarding Outlook.com, Office365 and Exchange has been fixed. But I got some feedback from German users, that nothing has been fixed -- and new issues occur.
September 27, 2017
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Does my phone have a DAC? Explaining DACs and Amps in smartphones today
Everything you wanted to know about smartphone audio but are too afraid to ask.
October 31, 2017
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Does the iPhone X's display notch bother you?
We've seen it time and again in various leaks and once Apple announced it, it was official -- the iPhone X's all-screen front is kind of "ruined" by a notch at the top of the display. It's there to house the super-advanced depth-sensing Face ID sensors and camera as well as the earpiece, of course.
October 20, 2017
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Does your Galaxy Note 8 show signs of lag?
Let's see how Samsung's latest holds up after a few weeks of use.
November 2, 2017
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DOJ: Strong encryption that we don't have access to is "unreasonable"
Rod Rosenstein: We should weigh "law enforcement equities" against security.
November 9, 2017
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Don't Blame Apple For Your Slow iPhone. Blame Apps
Each year, fall ushers in a few certainties. Leaves change color and fall gently to the ground. Pumpkin spice flavors turn up in unlikely foodstuffs. And iPhone owners feel pretty sure that Apple has intentionally slowed down their smartphone, in a dastardly attempt to get them to upgrade to the latest model. That last one? It's not a thing.
October 10, 2017
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Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017
Changes to the way storage works in phones which ship with Nougat, combined with larger app sizes and more common 64GB models, means you should think twice before buying a 32GB flagship.
December 30, 2016
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Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!
The iPhone X's "notch" has got to be one of the most divisive design choices made by Apple in recent years. The classic iPhone silhouette is one of the most recognizable in tech -- heck, even in modern culture in general.
November 6, 2017
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Don't rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure
With Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 arriving in stores soon, here's an important reminder: Face Unlock isn't anywhere near as good at securing your phone as a fingerprint. If you follow the tech news cycle, you've seen the stories: first following the release of the Galaxy S8 and now the new Note. The technology is easily fooled.
September 6, 2017
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Don't you worry, Huawei Mate 10 will come with Android 8.0 Oreo
Huawei continues to tease information about its flagship and the next thing the Chinese company has decided to talk about is the OS that comes pre-installed on the Mate 10. Just like its predecessor, the Mate 10 will be Huawei's first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.
October 12, 2017
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Doogee BL7000 is an affordable smartphone with a huge battery and nice hardware [Review]
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Doogee seems to be on fire; the outfit, which is several orders of magnitude smaller than bigger names like Lenovo, Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi, has been pushing out new models like there's no tomorrow.
September 29, 2017
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Doogee Mix smartphone is great value for money [Review]
The Chinese smartphone market works in such a way that its insularity has caused the number of small vendors to surge over the past three years, all competing for the hundreds of millions of potential Chinese smartphone users.
September 26, 2017
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Download Android 'Oreo' Beta from Google now
Android can be a bit of a pain in the butt, as new versions of the operating system don't reach all devices -- even new ones. Unlike iOS where Apple provides updates to all of its devices for years, many Android manufacturers seldom ever issue updates. Heck, it is possible to buy a phone or tablet and never get an OS update!
May 17, 2017
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Download Microsoft Edge preview for Android
Microsoft only recently announced that its Edge browser would be coming to both iOS and Android -- and now the company is making good on its promise. A preview version of Microsoft Edge (described by the software giant as "unreleased") is now available on Google Play.
October 13, 2017
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Download the 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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Drop test concludes iPhone X is the "most breakable iPhone"
Consumer sites find iPhone X's glass back and high repair costs could lead to frustration.
November 6, 2017
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Dropit runs live auctions on stadium scoreboards that fans bid on from the stands
There's no doubt that our collective mobile device addictions are hurting real-world engagement for advertisers. This is especially true in professional sports stadiums, where looking down at your phone means you're not paying attention to announcements, advertisements, and sometimes even the live game.
October 18, 2017
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Duolingo gets social
Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. the company, whose app has now been used by over 150 million people, realized as much and today, with the launch of Duolingo Language Clubs, it's adding a new (and optional) social component to its language learning experience.
December 29, 2016
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DxOMark Mobile Adds Bokeh, Zoom, Motion Camera Tests
Each new generation of mobile devices further erases the line between phone photography and so-called serious photography. Already the most popular cameras in the world by far, phones continue to encroach on the domain of standalone cameras.
September 12, 2017
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DxO offers Android model, adds Facebook Live support and battery grip to One camera
DxO has announced version 3.0 of the iOS app for its 'One' connected camera as well as a beta USB-C Android version of the device. This significant upgrade adds support for Facebook Live broadcasting, with the ability to utilize the iPhone's built-in camera(s), as well as the one on the One (no pun intended). The new software allows users to monitor each camera separately, adjust settings as needed and then effortlessly switch from one to another.
October 16, 2017
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DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut
The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it's already excellent). The DxO One, DxO's first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2.
October 16, 2017
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DxO's detachable smartphone camera is finally coming to Android
A new USB-C version is on the way, but the company's short on details
October 16, 2017
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DxOMark revamps its mobile testing for the phone cameras of 2017
New testing method will take into account dual cameras, selfie performance, and other recent trends.
September 12, 2017
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DxOMark: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus as best ever smartphone camera
News that Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus had suddenly taken the top spot on DxOMark's smartphone camera rankings was met with the expected range of praise and critique--everything from "of course, iPhone's are awesome cameras" to "how much did Apple pay DxOMark for this result!?" But it turns out the iPhone 8 Plus' ranking as the best smartphone camera DxOMark had ever tested didn't last very long.
October 3, 2017
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Misc. - E

E tu, Tinder? Dating app to introduce location-based features, AI
Tinder is probably the most popular dating app in the world. It's a simple concept -- see a picture of another user, swipe right if you like them, left if not. If two parties swipe right on each other's profiles -- poof, it's a match, now you can flirt and stuff. Oh, right, there's also that profile bio and whatnot, but nobody reads that, come on.
November 9, 2017
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Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens
The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.
November 13, 2017
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Earnings warning hints at weak iPhone 8 sales; iPhone 7 is the most popular phone during Q3
Pegatron, one of the contract manufacturers used by Apple to assemble the iPhone, warned today that demand for the Apple iPhone 8 could be weak during the first quarter of 2018.
November 9, 2017
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Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11
The vulnerability allowing anyone to bypass the passcode lock screen still exists in iOS 11.0.2
October 6, 2017
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eBay launches visual search tools that let you shop using photos from your phone or web
eBay today is launching two new visual search tools that will allow online shoppers to use photos they snap, have saved on their phone, or even those they find while browsing the web or other social networking sites, in order to find matching products from eBay's catalog.
October 26, 2017
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Efficient, dual-frequency GPS chip to vastly increase location accuracy on select phones in 2018
Chip maker Broadcom has just come up with a new dual-frequency GPS chip that promises to greatly improve GPS accuracy - from around 5 meters as of now to roughly 30cm. A great improvement no matter how you look at it.
September 26, 2017
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Eharmony and Alexa team up to make finding a date that much more weird
Finding a date has never been easier. Or harder. It's a hard-easy, really.
September 6, 2017
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Eight Galaxies, six Gs and three weeks [#acpodcast]
The wait won't be too long between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but three weeks is an eternity in phone years.
March 17, 2017
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Eight Great iPhone 8 Plus Screen Protectors
Don't damage that beautiful screen, get a tempered glass screen protector!
October 2, 2017
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Ellp automates PC tasks with a click
Ellp is a free tool which delivers very simple, script-free automation of common PC and other tasks. There are no menus, no complex dialog boxes, no command-line arguments, nothing to learn at all. you can get started in seconds and leave Ellp to do all the real work.
December 19, 2016
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Emogi for Gboard brings thousands of animated stickers to Android
Thousands of new animated stickers are now at your disposal with Emogi for Gboard.
September 26, 2017
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Embrace the notch! Samsung design patent details display with a sensor cutout, looks awfully familiar
With the smartphone industry rapidly pivoting into bezel-less display territory, one major problem starts to arise: where are all those front-facing sensors supposed to go? Right now, there's several courses of action: either leaving some minimal bezel above the screen, or shoving them under it instead.
September 5, 2017
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Encrypted chat app Signal adds domain fronting to bypass censorship in the Middle East
Signal is now routing its traffic through Google's CDNs.
December 22, 2016
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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
The app routes requests through Google's servers to make it harder for governments to block them
December 22, 2016
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Encryption blocks the FBI from accessing 7,000 devices
The ongoing debate between law enforcement agencies and device manufacturers over customers' digital privacy was a major point of discussion during the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2016 and now the FBI has revealed that it was unable to access almost 7,000 devices because of encryption in this year alone.
October 25, 2017
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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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Endless possibilities: eyeglass company makes cool use of the iPhone X Face ID sensors
So, the iPhone X doesn't have Touch ID, it has Face ID -- you know this, you're not living under a rock. The new face-mapping technology projects 30,000 IR dots on your face and scans them to create a true depth capture of what your face looks like.
November 8, 2017
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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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eSIM: No more roaming fees, ever!
Look, ma! No SIM card! With the new eSIM, you can change carriers without prying out your physical SIM card.
October 31, 2017
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Essential 360 Camera can now livestream to Facebook
One of the biggest draws for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is the two-pin connection system on the back that allows for modular accessories. Unfortunately, for the time being, the only one that's available is the company's 360 Camera. Essential's snap-on 360 camera is actually pretty good, but one area where it's been lacking since its release is proper app support.
November 9, 2017
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Essential addresses touch issues, new colors, and Android 8.0 Oreo
After a massive delay, the Essential PH-1 made its way to consumers. While it doesn't appear to be too popular of an option, the team behind the product is determined to keep things a bit more open in regards to the update process and has promised to hold AMAs on Reddit every couple of weeks.
October 10, 2017
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Essential has probably sold around 5,000 Essential Phones since its release
More than a month after its initial release, the Essential Phone has only sold 5,000 units. That's not good.
September 27, 2017
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Essential is still struggling to make new colors of its phone
It took Essential two extra months to ship the white version of its phone, and it sounds like it could be a couple months more before the company has put out all four colors that it promised at launch. In a Reddit AMA yesterday, Essential design VP Dave Evans wrote that the catchy "Ocean Depths" model still had "lingering issues ... that don't meet our standards." It's not totally clear how far from a launch it still is, but Evans said that it's "getting so close."
November 2, 2017
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Essential Phone and its camera get important software updates
One of the worst things about the Essential Phone, its camera has finally received a software update that's supposed to bring it on par with other flagship snappers. The speed and the quality of the pictures taken with the Essential Phone's camera should be improved in the latest update, as the US company indicates in a blog post.
October 5, 2017
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Essential Phone can now stream live to Facebook from the 360 camera add-on
The Essential Phone just got a camera software update that will allow owners of the device to broadcast live, 360-degree video right from the native camera app, provided they have the Essential 360 Camera, too. The update requires no extra software, and live streaming becomes available as soon as you snap the 360 camera onto the magnetic accessory port on the back of the Essential Phone.
November 9, 2017
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Essential Phone receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches
The Essential Phone is getting another update, smaller than the previous one, which brings a couple of improvements and some security patches. The firmware version NMJ20D weighs in at 74MB, so this isn't a large download at all.
October 30, 2017
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Essential Phone receiving update for 40% faster camera performance
Essential is promising 40% faster capture speed, better low-light performance, and more with this latest update.
October 5, 2017
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Essential Phone to get Android Oreo beta in coming weeks, night mode included
It the company's latest AMA, Essential confirmed the release of an Oreo beta in the next few weeks, an incoming night mode, and performance fixes.
October 9, 2017
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Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone
The hype is real, but will the phone live up to it?
September 1, 2017
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Essential Phone's $200 price cut leaves original buyers with worthless credit
If there's nothing to buy, does a credit still count?
October 23, 2017
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Essential's camera accessory now supports Facebook Live streaming in 360 degrees
The Essential Phone shipped earlier this year with an optional 360-degree camera accessory, but it didn't really do more than take 4K spherical videos and photos. Now, Essential's updated the mod to support 360-degree live-streaming, with Facebook Live as its first partner and Twitter's Periscope to come.
November 9, 2017
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Essentially invisible: Android big-daddy Andy Rubin's hypetastic mobe 'flops in first month'
Just 5,000 handsets have been shifted since release -- pundits
September 27, 2017
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EU Privacy Chiefs: WhatsApp's Data Sharing With Facebook Not Compliant With Data Protection Laws
Last year, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which consists of all the leaders of the national Data Protection agencies in the European Union, started investigating WhatsApp over its data sharing with Facebook. Following its investigation, the group sent a letter to Facebook in which it notified the company that WhatsApp is still not abiding by European Union (EU) privacy laws.
October 26, 2017
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Even if the HTC U11+ isn't U.S. bound, you can still use the phone's wallpaper
The HTC U11+ could end up being one of the best handsets ever made by HTC. Unfortunately, like many of the enhanced flagship models that the company has offered in the past, the U11+ is not coming to the U.S. However, that doesn't mean that you can't use one of the wallpapers found on the unit. ROM developer and HTC tipster @LlabTooFeR has disseminated 20 of the wallpapers that you can install on your Android device.
November 6, 2017
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Everything Apple Announced at iPhone X's Coming Out Party
To much fanfare, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the next crop of iPhones today at the new Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino. With the introduction of three new phones, Cook made clear that Apple's premiere product is very much still evolving.
September 12, 2017
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Everything Google announced at today's Pixel event
At today's Google event, all eyes were obviously on the second generation Pixel phone. Pixel certainly lived up to its expectations, but it wasn't the only notable Google announcement today.
October 4, 2017
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Everything you need to cure your smartphone addiction
Step away from the phone.
October 26, 2017
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Everything you need to know about iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the rest of Apple's new stuff
Follow along as we find out what Tim Cook and company have been crafting in Cupertino
September 12, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Sony Playlink
Turn your phone into a controller with Sony Playlink.
November 2, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 2 XL's display woes
The Google Pixel 2 series was met with near-universal acclaim upon launch, but even from then it was clear the displays would be, umm, divisive.
November 2, 2017
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Everything wrong with Google's Pixel 2
The Pixel 2's got some issues.
October 18, 2017
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Experimental Twitter Lite app is now available for Android
All of the major players have been busy creating "lite" versions of their apps and online experiences. Microsoft has LinkedIn Lite, Facebook has both Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Lite, and Google has its Search Lite app.
September 14, 2017
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Exploring the Android SDK and AVD Managers
In this short tutorial, we are going to cover two useful tools for keeping your development packages up to date and for emulating the testing devices. The former is called SDK Manager, which integrates easy updates for the Software Development Kit (SDK), including tools, platforms, and other components into packages.
October 18, 2017
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Misc. - F

Face ID is replacing Touch ID on the new iPhone X
Apple just introduced the new iPhone X, and the full edge-to-edge screen means no more home button. No more home button means no more Touch ID, since that's where Apple put the fingerprint scanner in older phones.
September 12, 2017
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Face ID on the iPhone X: Apple releases Face ID white paper and support document
Apple introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, a new way to secure the phone. You have questions and we'll have the answers in this FAQ.
September 27, 2017
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Face ID versus Touch ID: What iPhone X's new tech needs to win us over
We know a thing or two about unlocking phones with our eyes.
September 25, 2017
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Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps
Goodbye fingers, hello faces. With the introduction of Face ID, and the removal of the Touch ID button, Apple today confirmed speculation about its next generation of on-device authentication when it comes to paying for things: You will now be able to buy goods using your new iPhone X, authenticating your identity with facial recognition.
September 12, 2017
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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters
Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook's 'Bonfire' comes to Android (sort of)
Facebook's latest attempt at a standalone app -- that totally isn't a complete copy of another -- is available now on Android. Well, sort of.
November 2, 2017
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Fact-checking Apple's iPhone X event
Congrats on the event, Apple. Now lets talk a bit.
September 12, 2017
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Fall into Autumn with a new leafy wallpaper
Fall is coming, and it cannot fall soon enough.
September 6, 2017
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Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release
Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.
October 26, 2017
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FBI doesn't have to reveal iPhone hack details, judge rules
Agency doesn't have to name the vendor that helped hack iPhone from San Bernardino attack, judge rules.
October 2, 2017
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FBI Unable to Access Half of All Confiscated Smartphones Due to Encryption
Accessing mobile devices used to be trivially easy for the FBI back in the days of flip phones, but the modern world is much more security conscious. According to newly minted FBI director Christopher Wray, the agency has failed to access more than half of the devices it confiscated in the last year. That's 7,000 smartphones sitting in evidence lockers that cannot be unlocked because of encryption. Wray calls this a "huge, huge problem," but it's not one that's going away anytime soon.
October 24, 2017
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FBI won't have to reveal details of hacking tool used to crack San Bernardino iPhone
A judge has ruled that the FBI will not have to reveal any details about the hacking tool it bought to crack the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case back in early 2016.
October 2, 2017
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone's FM Radio
It's not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs. It used to be next to impossible to find a smartphone from any vendor in the US that offered an unlocked radio, but that's improved somewhat in recent years.
September 29, 2017
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FCC chief Ajit Pai wants Apple to stop disabling FM radio chips in iPhones
Pai cites public safety concerns; Apple says new iPhones have no FM chip at all.
September 28, 2017
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FCC chief tells Apple to turn on iPhone's FM radio chip
Following the devastation from recent hurricanes, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says Apple should "step up to the plate" and put Americans' safety first.
September 28, 2017
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FCC chair wants to impose a cap on broadband funding for poor families
Pai proposes Lifeline budget cap and new limits on which ISPs can get subsidies.
October 30, 2017
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FCC declares that USA's wireless competition problem has been solved
Ajit Pai's FCC says mobile market is competitive, in change from Obama years.
September 26, 2017
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FCC pressures Apple to activate FM chip in its iPhones
In the wake of recent natural disasters, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is turning up the pressure on Apple to activate the hidden FM radios in their smartphones, a move that other handset makers have previously complied with. Apple is the lone holdout.
September 28, 2017
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FCC shouldn't give up on reforming inmate phone services
In recent years, the effort to reform our criminal justice system has brought together members of Congress, public interest advocates, and think tanks that don't often see eye-to-eye. These efforts are to be applauded. Unfortunately, there is one aspect of criminal justice reform that the current administration has tragically ignored: the broken market for inmate calling services.
October 19, 2017
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FCC Votes To Let Phone Companies, Cops Identify Anonymous Callers Behind Bomb Threats
There are many legitimate reasons to hide or mask your Caller ID information but there are an increasing number of people who abuse this ability, not just for prank calls or telemarketing, but to phone in bomb threats or make other menacing calls -- particularly to schools and religious centers. In an effort to make it easier for law enforcement respond to these threats, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal that will allow phone companies to share certain Caller ID information with the police.
October 24, 2017
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FCC wants Apple to activate FM chips inside the iPhone after disaster strikes
FCC chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple today to turn on FM radio chips found inside older iPhone models. The head of the top communications regulatory agency in the states, Pai says that activating the chips could allow Americans to gain access to life-saving information when a hurricane or earthquake wipes out wireless networks. According to Pai, Apple is the only major smartphone manufacturer who has yet to activate these chips.
September 29, 2017
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FCC wants Apple to enable nonexistant FM radio chip
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today called out Apple for not enabling hidden FM radio features in its iPhones. FM radio chips would allow people cut off from cell service to access vital information -- like in a natural disaster the likes of which just pulverized Puerto Rico.
September 28, 2017
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FCC's claim that one ISP counts as "competition" faces scrutiny in court
FCC should be forced to reinstate price caps in business broadband, groups say.
October 10, 2017
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Finally! iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have quick charge
The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have one feature Apple did not tell us about in its presentation, but it is a feature that we have been looking for for years: quick charging.
September 12, 2017
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First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL
We're all excited about our new phones -- but let's remember some of the basics.
November 8, 2017
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First Huawei Mate 10 Pro photos show off its glass back and tall display in action
Huawei has a whole bunch of Mate 10-branded devices on the horizon, but you'd be excused for only ever hearing about one of them, the Mate 10 Pro. With its tall, nearly bezel-less design, the Pro is the device that most closely follows 2017's biggest smartphone trend, so it's no surprise leakers are so focused on it.
October 5, 2017
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First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units
Apple's TrueDepth camera may be holding things up.
October 16, 2017
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First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks
We're holding it wrong! Of course!
October 31, 2017
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First official camera samples from the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus
Hey, shutter bugs, we know why you are excited - Apple just announced three new iPhones, and they all have upgraded cameras compared to the iPhone in your pocket. As can be expected, the AR-friendly camera of the iPhone X is the major highlight, but the 8 and 8 Plus got brand new sensors as well.
September 12, 2017
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First photos captured on Pixel 2 look fantastic
A gallery of nearly 40 photos/videos from the Pixel 2 surfaced over the weekend, and they look very promising.
October 9, 2017
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First photos of the HTC U11+, full specs for U11 Life emerge
Despite the recent acquisition of some of its talent and licensing of its IP portfolio by Google, Taiwanese phone maker HTC is set to announce a couple of devices at the start of next month. We know a fair bit of information about them: one will be a mid-ranger named the U11 Life, while the other will be an upgraded variant of the U11, called the U11 Plus.
October 20, 2017
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First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display
Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.
October 11, 2017
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Five Car Mounts that Won't Interfere with Qi Wireless Charging iPhones 8 and X
Need a car mount that won't interfere with wireless charging? Check out these great options!
October 5, 2017
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Five reasons to skip the iPhone X
The iPhone X is upon us, but is it worth it at this point?
October 25, 2017
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Five reasons you should get an iPhone X
The iPhone X is Apple's most everything iPhone yet. If you're on the fence about whether you should get one, here are five reasons why you should.
October 25, 2017
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Five things we learned at the iPhone X event
Missed the Apple event? Never fear! Here are five awesome things we learned at the iPhone X event.
September 12, 2017
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Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.
September 1, 2017
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Five to Try: Catch some fun in Pokemon Playhouse and scratch your mash-up itch with WeDJ
Here's a look at the week's biggest Android app and game releases.
September 29, 2017
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Five to Try: Game of Thrones begins its Conquest, and Lawnchair is a Pixel-perfect launcher
Check out this week's biggest Android app and game releases.
October 20, 2017
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Five 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 ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't
We've got a little listicle... of missing, must-have feature
September 12, 2017
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Flagship on the cheap: LG G6 now available at discount from Amazon Prime
This year, the Amazon Prime program stirred a bit of controversy as it slowly gained popularity and came to the public eye. Basically, it goes like this -- you can get a brand-new smartphone for a pretty good discount, but the device's lock screen will feed you Amazon Prime ads every time you light it up.
October 26, 2017
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Following in Huawei's footsteps, Samsung is reportedly working on dedicated AI processing chips
Artificial intelligence is the Next Big Thing, according to most of the tech industry, with all the large corporations out there rushing to get a head start on the competition. And things has been this way for quite a few years now, though it's fair to say AI assistants have yet to prove they're anything more than a fancy solution to the problem of being too lazy to reach for your phone.
September 25, 2017
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Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season
From useful insights on the evolution of Google services to important perspective on the future of Android, these original analyses are must-reads for anyone interested in mobile technology.
December 21, 2016
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For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel's next decade
Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there's a realistic roadmap to getting there.
September 14, 2017
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For Super Fans: The HTC U11+ with a 6-inch display, 3930 mAh and IP68
Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to sit above and below the current standard U11 model, with the U11 life aiming at a more price competitive 'lifestyle' market, while the U11+ (U11-plus) sits at the top of the pile and is being touted for HTC super-fans who want a little bit more from their U11.
November 2, 2017
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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps
Unpicking Redmond's strategy for devs following the launch of an updated Visual Studio
October 25, 2017
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Forget Pokemon Go -- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic's next potential AR obsession
Eager to turn your neighborhood into a wizarding world? Here's what we know so far
November 13, 2017
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Four ways to wake up the iPhone X screen. No home button? No problem!
So, the iPhone X is coming out in just under a month, and you may be one of the many waiting at the edge of their seats. And for good reason -- the X is a long-awaited design evolution and a technological marble by Apple. But, being so drastically different, it also comes with slight differences on how you are going to physically handle the device.
October 12, 2017
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Fourth time's the charm: Google to win again
It's finally happening all over again! Kiss your iPhones for the last time because Google is coming for them.
September 26, 2017
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Foxconn expected to ship only 25-30 million iPhone X units in 2017, down from 30-35 million
Apple will definitely have problems meeting iPhone X's high demand, especially if we are to believe the latest reports and estimates coming from various more or less reliable sources.
October 23, 2017
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Foxconn's initial shipment of the Apple iPhone X contained only 46,500 units
There is both good and bad news for those consumers who have decided to wait for the Apple iPhone X to launch before deciding which handset they will buy next. Foxconn has made its first shipment of the phone, but only 46,500 units were delivered to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates from Zhengzhou and Shanghai.
October 16, 2017
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Free online service tests mobile app security and privacy
When you download a mobile app you sometimes get more than you bargained for, Uber's app that tracked iPhone users for example. It can be hard to know exactly what apps on your phone are up to.
October 12, 2017
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Free 'Stranger Things' mobile game revels in the arcade '80s
The mobile gaming world turns Upside Down with a "Stranger Things" game that would have rocked arcades a few decades ago.
October 4, 2017
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Free2Move, a car- and bike-sharing app aggregator, launches in US
Groupe PSA introduces mobility service before it starts selling cars in the US
October 4, 2017
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Frenemies: Samsung to earn more from iPhone X than from Galaxy S8 parts
Samsung may be selling the iPhone X's OLED display to Apple for at least $70 a pop, but it also supplies other components for it, and the Wall Street Journal has ordered a parts analysis that pegs Samsung's overall revenue from each iPhone X sold to be $110.
October 2, 2017
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From the Nexus to the Pixel: the evolution of "Google Phones", a visual history
The Google Nexus family was born in the early days of 2010. A project that had been in development for quite a while, the first Nexus One phone was for a long time considered a phone made for developers with no clarity whether it would ever be released to the masses.
October 3, 2017
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From the Steve Jobs Theater, here is the iPhone X
Apple has finally taken the wraps off the highly anticipated iPhone X with a bezel-less edge-to-edge screen and a bunch of new features.
September 12, 2017
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Frowns all round as Smile and Co-op online banking goes down
'No branches, no phone lines... soon they'll have no customers'
November 6, 2017
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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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Full Pixel 2 XL specs sheet leaks out (size, weight), along with the blue Pixel 2 front
Here it is, folks, the leak of leaks when it comes to the newest Google Pixel phones that are about to be unveiled today, or, specifically, the Pixel 2 XL, whose full specs sheet just appeared stuffed to the gills with tidbits we never knew before, like the exact weight and dimensions.
October 4, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 are the best big phones of 2017
The Note 8 and V30 are both fantastic phones, and these are a few reasons why some of our readers chose the one they did.
October 12, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition comes with three years of security updates
Available now for $994 per device.
November 2, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30: which one has your eye (and potentially your money?)
So, both Samsung and LG have unveiled their top-tier devices for H2 2017 and both of them are phablets. Each aims at its own niche -- Sammy's Note 8 has the S Pen and some productivity features, the LG V30 has the quad-DAC and photo / video features. But it's safe to say that both are top-notch devices.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 now has the highest-rated Android camera, says DxOMark
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now tied with the iPhone 8 Plus as the highest-ranked smartphone camera in the world.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 "Pro" mode camera tips & tricks: use RAW and manual controls to take gorgeous photos
In this day and age of mass automation and AI-driven experiences, it may seem counterintuitive to rely on manual camera controls on your brand new, shiny, bezel-less, smartphone. I mean, why even bother with adjusting so many variables when you can just point your phone at something, tap a button, and get an arguably good-looking result?
October 19, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year
Come for the incredible 6.3-inch screen, stay for the dual cameras.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 review: MrMobile loves that S Pen
Six-point-three; 3300; 195; twelve. Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 is awash in numbers ... but there's only one that really matters: $105. That's how many more clams you'll shell out at the register if you choose the Galaxy Note 8 over its close cousin, the Galaxy S8+.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 SD card: Top things you need to know
Here's what you need to know about the Note 8's SD card slot.
September 25, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 Takes Over Popular Attractions Around the Globe
To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy Note8, Samsung has in recent weeks taken over some of the world's most popular attractions with displays reflective of the creative possibilities powered by the company's latest flagship smartphone.
September 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus in camera tests
The iPhone 8 Plus's reign as "the best smartphone camera" was a mighty short one. DxOMark, the testing outfit many look to for fair evaluations of cameras from DSLRs to phones, gave Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 a 94, tying the iPhone and in some ways exceeding it.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus camera comparison: which takes better portraits?
One of the most notable similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the way their cameras are set up. Both sport dual main cameras at the back -- one is a standard shooter for general photography in any setting, while the secondary one brings your subject closer with its 2X zoom capabilities. But the feature we'll focus on in this post is the ability of both to add background blur (also known as "bokeh") to the image -- what Apple calls Portrait Mode and what Samsung named Live Focus.
September 6, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 versus LG G6: Can Samsung beat LG for the camera phone crown?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 takes on our current pick for best smartphone camera, the LG G6.
September 5, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8: Top 8 S Pen features!
Iconic smartphone features are few and far between. Yet with the original Galaxy Note back in 2011, Samsung defined an entire category of phones. You can dismiss it as gimmickry, but the S Pen is unique -- no-one has managed to do pen input on a phone as well as Samsung.
October 3, 2017
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Galaxy Note 9 is reportedly codenamed 'Crown', Samsung might have a prototype in early 2018
With the Note 8 already comfortably resting inside the pockets of million of users, it's only natural and logical for Samsung to carefully plan its next moves. Aside from the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, this also puts the Galaxy Note 9 on the drawing board.
November 6, 2017
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Galaxy Note: The World's Most-Loved Phone
Short of another catastrophic battery bug, Samsung's phone seems poised to make a complete comeback.
September 4, 2017
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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to receive stable Nougat update in January as beta program ends
Samsung concludes the Galaxy beta Program, stable Nougat build coming next month.
December 30, 2016
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Galaxy S8 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 S9 may come with air quality warning system as Samsung patents environmental sensor
Sensors that measure air quality by detecting various particles in the ether are either too small to be accurate, or too bulky to fit in a smartphone. Samsung, however, has patented a so-called "environmental sensor" that is combining the best of both worlds by creating one that is small enough to get into the next flagship Galaxy phone, yet returns sufficiently credible readings.
October 11, 2017
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Galaxy S9 to be released early: no in-display finger scanner, but its back will 'change a lot'
Back in the summer, Korean media reported that Samsung Display will commence the shipment of the Galaxy S9's OLED panels in November, which is two months earlier than usual, feeding the notion that the next Samsung flagship might be released before the usual April/March time slot.
November 8, 2017
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Game of the week: Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers
A simple text-based story adventure that makes you wait to "turn the page."
November 9, 2017
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Game of the week: ICEY
ICEY: The game inside a game that tries to play tricks on your mind.
October 26, 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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Gameloft becomes the latest developer to abandon Windows phones
In what's been a train-wreck of a year for the Windows phones faithful, the blows just keep on coming. In order of events: Microsoft stopped adding features to Windows 10 Mobile indicating that the end is nigh after the mobile revenue fell through the sky.
October 26, 2017
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Games like Command & Conquer and Starcraft for iPhone and Android
Real-time strategies -- a true classic of gaming. Dating back to 1993, when Dune II defined the genre, and further perfected by Command & Conquer in 1995 and Starcraft in 1998. Real-time strategies require knowledge of your army, pre-planning, the ability to improvise on the fly when all your strategies fail, and a drop of twitch reflexes in there. No wonder they developed cult followings.
October 6, 2017
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Games like Destiny 2 for iPhone and Android
Ah, Destiny -- the gaming community's most high-profile love-hate relationship for the past 3 years. A futuristic FPS with RPG elements set in a universe rich in mythos and made by the gaming studio behind the original Halo trilogy. Sounds like a recipe for success, right? Well, the result is more or less divisive.
October 11, 2017
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GarageBand 2.3 update features new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and three new instruments
This major update to the iOS app for digital audio creation is available for free in the App Store.
November 1, 2017
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GarageBand for iOS gets an in-app instrument store and 80s-style drum machines
A fancy new iPhone's as good a reason as any to bring a big upgrade to Apple's free music production service, GarageBand. The iOS version of the app is getting a slew of updates for 2.3, starting with a layout optimized for the iPhone X's 458 ppi display.
November 1, 2017
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GarageBand for iOS now brings the noise iPhone X style, and more!
GarageBand for iOS 2.3 adds iPhone X support, Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and Asian Instruments.
November 1, 2017
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Gboard now lets you use stickers and Bitmoji
Gboard lets you install sticker packs and use Bitmoji with latest update.
September 1, 2017
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George Hotz's newest product is like a punk rock version of CarPlay
It won't drive your car, but it does have Spotify
October 19, 2017
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Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019
Next-gen networks will have vast capacity so your phone can handle data even in massive crowds. Help for self-driving cars will have to wait longer, though.
October 16, 2017
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Get The Most Out Of iOS 11 With These Cool Camera Tricks
So you've downloaded iOS 11. Good! You're probably enjoying the new sound of Siri's voice, the customizable Control Center, and all the new augmented reality apps built for the software.
September 26, 2017
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Get the official Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL wallpaper
After getting our hands on some high-quality Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL renders yesterday, there's only one thing left to do before Google's 2017 flagship lineup is official unveiled tomorrow.
October 3, 2017
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Get the Pixel 2/XL fancy new calendar widget on any Android phone
One of the signature new software features of the Google Pixel 2/XL is the new calendar widget: appearing at the top of the home screen by default.
October 11, 2017
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Get two LG V30+ phones for the price of one with Sprint's BOGO deal promo
LG dubs the V30 as the phone for digital creators, and rightfully so, as it is one of the most media-centric phones out there, with top-shelf audio and video prowess, and even 4K footage editing built in, which has been an Achilles heel for many an Android flagship before. This is why every time we hear about a deal on this high-end seasonal hero from LG, we perk our collective ears up.
October 16, 2017
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Get Used to Siri and Google Now: the World's Get Chattier
Gartner predicts that a fifth of smartphone interactions will involve virtual personal assistants like Apple's Siri and Google now in a few short years.
December 27, 2016
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Getting started with OneNote 2016
OneNote 2016 is an easily adaptable, highly customizable notetaking program that goes well beyond a paper and pen. It offers numerous ways to organize, share and protect the contents stored within.
October 11, 2017
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Gionee M7
Gionee's M7 is an Android smartphone that features a 6.01" 2160x1080 AMOLED display, an Mediatek Helio P30 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 16MP dual-lens camera and Dual-SIM.
September 26, 2017
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Give your iPhone X a raw look with teardown and X-ray wallpapers
It didn't take long for iFixit to tear down the iPhone X and give the world a look at its interior components. While a majority of iPhone X owners probably won't be dismantling their smartphone anytime soon to take a look at the insides for themselves, you can now download wallpapers that will simulate the effect.
November 8, 2017
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GM seeds for iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 are now available
Today, Apple held its latest major event, where it announced three new iPhones, including the 8 and 8 Plus, and the all-new iPhone X. There's also a new Apple TV 4K, and the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity.
September 12, 2017
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Gmail plugin Boomerang arrives on iOS with a voice assistant
After four years of Android only
October 18, 2017
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Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks
Master your inbox with these Gmail tips and tricks.
October 19, 2017
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Google 'actively investigating' reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays
The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device's OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switching screens.
October 23, 2017
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Google adds new languages to Google Assistant
Google has announced a couple of new languages for its Google Assistant. Support for the languages will initially be coming to Android 6.0+ but will arrive on iOS devices in due course.
November 2, 2017
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Google adds 'try now' button on Play Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps
Making it easier to use apps without downloading them
October 19, 2017
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Google AI versus Siri versus Bing: IQ tests show one is smartest by a mile
One AI has the highest IQ of them all, but it's still low by human standards.
October 3, 2017
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Google and Emogi team up to bring animated stickers on the Google mobile keyboard
Emogi (not Emoji) has just announced it has partnered with Google to bring thousands of animated stickers on Gboard, the popular mobile keyboard application. Apparently, animated stickers are 3.6 times more likely to be shared within chats than their static counterparts, so Emogi's content will allow Gboard users to continue to express themselves sharing these stickers.
September 27, 2017
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Google announces Fast Pair to speed up Bluetooth pairing for Android
Google has announced Fast Pair, an update to Bluetooth connectivity that speeds up the process of connecting a Bluetooth device -- such as headphones -- to an Android phone or tablet. It's an idea that's not entirely dissimilar to the technology used by Apple to connect AirPods to iPhones.
November 1, 2017
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Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Smartphones
Google has announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the second-gen versions of the Nexus-replacement Pixel which launched last October. We looked at that first Pixel phone, which was the premier Android device at the time, and these new Pixel 2 devices hope to place Google at the top of the heap again (with stiff competition from Samsung, of course).
October 4, 2017
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Google App is getting a customizable search bar widget in the latest update
Most Nova and/or Action Launcher users are well-acquainted with the launchers' highly-customizable, color-changing, shape-shifting Google search bar widgets, and it seems like Google is taking note. The latest beta update of Google App introduces a customizable search bar widget of its own, and although it's not as flexible as the ones found in custom launchers, it's still good news for those who don't rely on home screen replacements.
October 20, 2017
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Google app now has 3 new home screen shortcuts
Some people are now able to add home screen shortcuts for the Dining, Entertainment, and Sports sections of it.
September 29, 2017
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Google Assistant gains a search bar for easier app searching
There are a lot of apps available for the Google Assistant, and a new search bar makes searching for them easier than ever before.
September 26, 2017
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Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories
OK, Google, let's play.
October 24, 2017
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Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates
The new listing of Google Assistant on the Play Store allows for faster updates and a new app icon shortcut.
October 5, 2017
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Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I'm lost
Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away with the best feature from Now on Tap: text selection.
October 11, 2017
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Google Assistant male voice is now live, here's how to activate it
Google Assistant has a brand new voice option. The tech giant has recently released an update that allows users to swap the original female voice with a male voice.
October 4, 2017
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Google Assistant now has a male voice option
Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called "Voice II" which sounds decidedly male. The second voice option is available in Assistant's settings (not yet live for all, so your mileage may vary) and applies to the Home app as well as to your phone's assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google Assistant to gain nearly full control over Spotify playback in the coming weeks
The Google Assistant is about to become a lot more useful--especially for die-hard Spotify users.
October 5, 2017
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Google Assistant updated with loads of family-oriented activities in the US
Google Assistant is arguably the best personal digital assistant not just because it offers plenty of features and works well on just about any compatible platform, but also because Google improves it all the time.
October 24, 2017
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Google Assistant will finally be able to identify songs
Song identification will be rolling out to the Google Assistant soon, but there's no exact timeline quite yet.
October 5, 2017
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Google Camera port now supports RAW images and full HDR+ control
The latest update for the Google Camera app port brings RAW image capture, full HDR customization, and numerous performance tweaks.
September 29, 2017
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Google 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 chimes in on the Pixel 2 audio issues, offers temporary solution
The excitement that once surrounded the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have now turned into anger and concern. If unfamiliar, Google's handsets, particularly the Pixel 2 XL, have not fared well in the press since its release, being hindered by different issues when it comes to its display.
October 25, 2017
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Google could start certifying third-party accessories for Pixel phones
We're two days out from Google's Pixel event, and 9to5Google has a report on a new initiative that could get announced there: a certification program for third-party accessories. It'll apparently be called "Made for Google."
October 2, 2017
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Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android's accessibility API
Accessibility APIs offer powerful controls to apps, but Google says "no more."
November 13, 2017
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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos
There's a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button
October 18, 2017
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Google extending manufacturer warranty for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Current and future Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XLs now come with a two-year manufacturer warranty at no added cost.
October 26, 2017
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Google extends Nexus 5X and 6P security updates until Nov. 2018
Google has updated its 'Minimum update & support period' to show an extra couple of months for the Nexus 6P and 5X.
September 25, 2017
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Google extends Pixel 2 warranty to ease burn-in fears
The tech giant is trying to alleviate concerns that its new smartphone's screen has a problem with image remnants.
October 26, 2017
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Google Files Go is a new Android app that lets you manage and share files
Google is getting ready to expand its collection of Android apps once more, as it just introduced a new title on Google Play. Currently available as a preview, Files Go lets you manage and share files and free up space on your smartphone or tablet.
November 9, 2017
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Google Family Link is now invite-free for parents in the U.S.
After being announced as an invite-only service in March, Family Link can now be used by any and all parents in the U.S.
September 28, 2017
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Google finally releases an Android patch for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability
Last month, a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol was exposed, which affected pretty much all modern wireless networks. Dubbed KRACK, it was the latest security flaw that got everyone to check for updates on their devices. Microsoft had already fixed it by the time it went public, and Apple released its patch with iOS 11.1.
November 6, 2017
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Google fixing SMS bug on last year's Pixels with November security patch
A fix is on the way, but not quite yet.
October 20, 2017
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Google guarantees three years of Android software updates for the Pixel 2
The new Pixels will get an added year of software and new features
October 4, 2017
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Google Home app receives massive redesign
The core functionality remains the same, but the new UI for the Google Home app is sleeker and cleaner than ever before.
October 3, 2017
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Google introduces zero-touch enrollment tool for Android devices
Employees given one of the most popular choices of Android smartphones can now expect their devices to arrive preconfigured, meaning they can use them out of the box without the typical tedious -- albeit necessary -- setup process.
September 25, 2017
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Google intros Files Go, a free file manager for Android
Google recently introduced Files Go, a free Android app that's designed to help you "manage storage smartly and keep your phone clean and organized." The app isn't officially released, but it's already listed on Google Play, being compatible with all devices running Android 5.0 or later. Unfortunately, at this time, Google Files Go is available only as part of an early access program, which is "currently full."
November 6, 2017
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Google is adding Duo video calling to the dialer and SMS app of Pixel, Android One phones
A step in the right direction for seamless video calling.
October 11, 2017
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Google is already running out of Pixel 2 stock
That was fast
October 4, 2017
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Google is apparently shipping some Pixel 2 XLs without an operating system
Whoops
November 2, 2017
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Google is changing the way developers think about spatial audio
Google wants to improve audio everywhere, no matter what device you're using.
November 6, 2017
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Google is giving Pixel owners a preview of Lens
Google today gave us a peek behind the curtain of "Lens," the new image recognition AI inside the Pixel 2.
October 4, 2017
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Google is testing an elegant new interface for Google Now
Google might be going all-in with its supercharged Assistant AI, but it seems it still hasn't quite given up on improving its older and slightly dumber sibling, Google Now.
November 2, 2017
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Google is trying to prevent Pixel 2 display burn-in with a light navigation bar
Screen burn-in is one of the unfortunate realities of OLED. Manufacturers are well-aware of this shortcoming, and yet, at this point at least, there is not much that can be done to completely prevent it hardware-wise. However, there's always the option of mitigating the issue through software, and that's exactly what Google is trying to do for its Pixel lineup of smartphones.
November 9, 2017
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Google just made comparing phone specs ridiculously easy
Google just made it super easy to compare device specs. Now, typing something like 'Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X' into search will bring up a table comparing specs and customer reviews for various devices. Android Police spotted the change over the weekend.
November 6, 2017
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Google just released the Android 8.1 preview to developers
Android 8.0 might have just launched in August, but Google is already working on its next big update. The company today announced a developer preview for Android 8.1, with a final release due sometime around December.
October 25, 2017
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Google killed a handy safety feature without ever notifying Android users
Google has silently disabled support for NFC Smart Unlock -- the feature that allowed users to unlock their Android handsets with an NFC-powered physical token or a card. The disturbing part is that the internet giant never even bothered to alert users about its removal.
September 28, 2017
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Google launches a 'Made for Google' certified accessories program
Featuring 25 partners at the start
October 4, 2017
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Google launches Family Link parental control solution for Android
After a period of beta testing, Google's new parental control system for Android and iOS -- Family Link -- has been launched to the public. Google says that the feature makes "Android better for kids and families," and it places parents in control of what their kids can do.
September 28, 2017
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Google launches native add-ons for Gmail
Business focused
October 24, 2017
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Google launches Poly, a 3D object and scene library for AR and VR creators
Google has today unveiled a new library for virtual and augmented reality creators. Poly is home to all manner of 3D objects and scenes that can be dropped into apps and games.
November 1, 2017
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Google launches Poly, a home for the world's 3D objects built for creators
As Google builds platforms like ARCore and Daydream that allow users to step into virtual worlds or put virtual scenes inside their phone's field-of-view, there's a big onus on game developers to craft the content that makes the platforms worth checking out.
November 1, 2017
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Google Lens arriving on first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL devices through Photos app
Google Lens is gradually making its way to the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The visual search engine made its debut earlier this month when it launched as a pre-loaded feature on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but is now rolling out to the first-gen devices as a "preview" version through the Google Photos app.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens integration with Assistant to be available in 'a few weeks'
There's still no word when Lens will be available for all, but this is a giant step forward.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens is coming first to the Pixels, followed by Google Photos and Assistant
Google Lens will be available soon inside Google Photos and Google Assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google Lens is sneaking onto the Pixel and Pixel XL
One of the coolest features of the new Pixel 2 appears to be making its way to older phones.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens now available for some 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL users
Google Lens has a long way to go before it's ready for prime-time, but after just debuting on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it appears that the feature is already making its way to some users of last year's Pixel devices.
October 24, 2017
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Google Lens will finally make its debut on Pixel phones later this year
Google first demoed Lens, its smart Google Assistant-connected image recognition app, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. At the time, it was one of the highlights of the show, but like so many other announcements at the time, the company wasn't quite ready to release it to the public yet and only said that it would arrive "soon." That was in May.
October 4, 2017
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Google Lens: Everything you need to know
Google's big data advantage might help Lens succeed where others have failed.
October 6, 2017
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Google looking into Pixel 2 clicking sound issue, offers temporary solution
Google has started an investigation into the "ticking" sound that's affecting certain Pixel 2 units. The issue recently came to light as owners of the smaller second-gen Pixel device reported hearing clicking and high-pitch frequency sounds during voice calls.
October 25, 2017
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Google lets Android devs see nanosecond-level GNSS data
Location, location, location ... for testing and research only
October 31, 2017
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Google Looking Into Pixel 2 XL Screen Issues
Google's new Pixel 2 phones are the tech company's latest and greatest attempt to crack the smartphone market largely dominated by Samsung and Apple. However, Google is now having to investigate and explain to some Pixel 2 XL owners why their screens are apparently malfunctioning.
October 20, 2017
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Google matches Apple by reducing Play Store fee for Android app subscriptions
From 30 percent to 15 percent
October 19, 2017
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Google may address 'dull' colors of Pixel 2 XL display, is investigating burn-in reports
Google's newly launched Pixel 2 XL smartphone has received some criticism from buyers who claim the POLED display appears 'dull' when compared to the vivid OLED displays used by some of Pixel 2 XL's competition. Google recently commented on the criticism, telling 9to5Google that it will consider releasing a software update that adds more display color options.
October 20, 2017
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Google may be working on 3 new Pixel phones in 2018, a super premium model in tow
Google may be working on three new Pixel phones for 2018 and the codenames for all of them have just surfaced. Google refers to its Pixel phones under codenames that bear the names of fish, and the next Pixels are referred to as "crosshatch", "albacore", and "blueline", according to Droid-Life, a publication that has well-connected sources that have been right in the past.
October 24, 2017
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Google might be hit with a lawsuit over Pixel 2 XL's display complaints
When will this be over?
November 2, 2017
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Google now lets you try out apps before downloading them in the Play Store
Back at Google I/O 2016, Google announced something called "Android Instant Apps." Android Instant Apps is a system that allows app developers to shrink down their applications into smaller packages that can be used without having to download them locally onto your phone, and the initial use case for this tech was to allow you to jump into an app via a Google Search even if you didn't have said app downloaded.
October 19, 2017
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Google paid $7.2 billion last year to have its apps installed on your phone
Of the $19 billion Google spent in total traffic acquisition costs last year, $7.2 billion went towards mobile products.
October 10, 2017
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Google Photo Books now available in Canada
Google's physical photo books are now available in Canada.
November 6, 2017
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Google Photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you
In the latest update to Google Photos, the app will now automatically create photo books based on past trips, events, and more.
September 29, 2017
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Google Photos: Everything you need to know!
Save memories, store and catalog your photos, make edits, and more with Google Photos.
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL photos: Feast your eyes
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL announced with water resistance, 'dual-pixel' camera, and always-on display
Google has announced the second generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the Pixel 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it's jumping from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch display, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to use an eSIM, but what does this mean?
A SIM card -- where SIM stands for "Subscriber Identity Module" -- is a small piece of plastic with a chip embedded in it. Its main purpose is to let your phone connect to a cellular network and to let your carrier know that it is you using service on that particular device. An eSIM serves pretty much the same set of tasks, but differs from its traditional counterpart in a number of ways. One key difference is that it is embedded in the device, hence the "e" in the name; an eSIM is not removable, and it actually doesn't need to be.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are official: Snapdragon 835, IP67 resistance, new camera with OIS
The moment Android fans have been waiting for all year.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with three years of guaranteed platform updates
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will receive three years of software updates and security patches.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL now have a 2-year warranty
Less than two weeks after releasing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google announced that both smartphones now come with a 2-year warranty worldwide. The announcement was made today by Mario Queiroz, Vice President of Product Management at Google, and is of particular interest to US consumers.
October 26, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Q&A: Ask us anything!
It's open season for Pixels as Google is already shipping pre-orders to many early adopters, but there are still tons of users that are on the fence whether they should buy one or wait for the third-generation of the Pixel.
October 18, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Specs comparison
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here, but how do Google's latest handsets compare to last year's models?
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: all new features
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here and they pack a lot of exciting new features: some catching up to rivals like Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, others setting new standards and leading the way.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 camera features: a new take on Live Photos, automatic face retouching
A day ahead of their official unveiling, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't as much of a secret anymore --we've heard the specs, we've seen the renders, and all that jazz. But being primarily a software company, Google will most likely have a couple of tricks up its sleeve we haven't seen yet.
October 3, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 camera magic explained
The Google Pixel had one of the best cameras ever put in a smartphone. The Google Pixel 2? It promises to bring it to the next level.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 doesn't need a SIM card, as long as you use Project Fi
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to come equipped with eSIM technology, but only subscribers of Project Fi will be able to take advantage of it.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 goes official: Android Oreo showcase and possibly the best camera on a phone
The Google Pixel 2 has finally broken cover, and the new Google phone is all about refinements and improvements.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 now has a microphone issue
Last night, we told you about the Google Pixel 2 XL's flashing screen problem, just the latest in a series of issues involving the model's 6-inch display. This morning, we have a new bug that is ailing the Pixel 2 XL's sibling, the Google Pixel 2.
November 9, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 Review: Plainly Great
Sharp shooter
October 31, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 trumps iPhone as 'best smartphone camera' with highest DxOMark score ever
It's been a couple weeks of amazing camera phone tests over at DxOMark. First the iPhone 8 Plus beat all former phones with a score of 94. Then the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came in and earned the same overall score, beating the iPhone 8 Plus in the Photo category but falling short in Video. And now... now we have a new proper king.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 versus iPhone 8: four-way specs comparison
The second-gen Google Pixel is here, aiming to be another great chapter in Google's history.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone 8: Do these bezels make my phone look fat?
No headphone jack. Lots of bezel. Killer camera. Are these secretly the same phone?
October 11, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus iPhone X versus Galaxy S8: how the phones compare
Google has officially taken the wraps off the second generation of its Pixel smartphones -- the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. If the original Pixel was a chance for Google stop standing on the sidelines and show the rest of the world how to make a great smartphone, the Pixel 2 looks like what happens when you take an already great phone and put it through a year of refinement.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?
What is the difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Pixel camera comparison: Fine-tuning a winner
Let's see how Google improved upon one of the best cameras of 2016.
October 24, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Pixel: Should you upgrade?
Is it time to send your 2016 Pixel to that farm in the country where it can run free?
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: Let's argue about bezels
This one's set up for a serious fight.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 will automatically enable Do Not Disturb if you're driving
The Pixel 2's Driving mode will enable Do Not Disturb when it detects you're in a vehicle in an effort to cut down on distractions.
October 6, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 will offer even faster charge speeds with a 27W adapter
The Pixel 2 comes with an 18W charger out of the box, but you'll be able to take advantage of 27W charging with the right adapter.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL adds new display profiles, UI changes to address burn-in in latest update
This is a nice development.
November 6, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts its (not too) thin bezels in new leaked photos
The Pixel 2 XL is one of Google's upcoming smartphones that's manufactured by LG (while the Pixel 2 is made by HTC), and perhaps that's why it'll offer a near-bezel-less screen reminiscent of the LG G6 or LG V30. While we've already seen various images and renders allegedly showing the Pixel 2 XL, we can now take a look at a new photo that seemingly confirms the fact that the device has thin bezels around its display (a 6-inch one, if rumors are correct).
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL screen fix may be on the way
The company recognizes the widespread complaints about the phone's screen and is considering changing the software.
October 19, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus LG V30: The perfect pair for right now
Should you buy the LG V30 or the Pixel 2 XL? It's a hard decision.
October 9, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Big phones, big prices
For some people, price isn't a deal-breaker for a high-end phone.
October 9, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Pixel XL: Should you upgrade?
Does the new hotness bring enough to upgrade from the old hotness?
October 13, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL versus Pixel 2 versus Pixel XL: Here are all the specs differences
But how do the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL fare against last year's excellent Pixel XL? Are the new phones the heralds of an impending upgrade for existing Pixel users? Let's find out!
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem
Your eyes don't deceive you -- some Pixel 2 XL screens have a burn-in issue.
October 23, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: all you need to know in less than 7 minutes
The new Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are finally official and they bring a lot of new features.
October 5, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: The big event is a day away. Here's what we expect
From the display to the camera, here's what we think is coming.
October 3, 2017
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Google Pixel 2: Which storage size should you buy?
64GB or 128GB of storage? That is the question.
October 10, 2017
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Google Pixel 2's camera is stabilized 3 different ways
Google's new phones use 3 types of stabilization to remove shake and unwanted movement from your videos.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2's "Now Playing" always-on music recognition feature won't be a battery hog
One of the interesting, albeit not major, features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes in the form of an always-on music recognition service called "Now Playing." It works its magic in the background, even while your phone is locked, and shows the name of whatever song is currently playing on the always-on display.
October 16, 2017
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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL price, release date and carrier availability
The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are now official, and we know their price and release date.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works
The Google Pixel 2/XL looks just like any other smartphone out there, but hidden inside is something powerful and innovative: artificial intelligence (AI).
October 18, 2017
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Google Pixel versus Pixel 2: all major differences to expect
This week is Pixel week, and, with the bombshell that was the acquisition of HTC's Pixel-making assets by Google last week, the line is bound to become exponentially more interesting, starting with the expected successors that are about to be unveiled this week.
October 2, 2017
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Google Pixel XL 2 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30 versus iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison
After months of speculation and exciting leaks, the last biggest flagship of 2017 is now official at long last--the Pixel XL 2 is here to reclaim its rightful spot at the very top of the Android food pyramid.
October 4, 2017
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Google Pixel XL camera review
for its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets. the Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.
December 21, 2016
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Google Pixel XL versus Pixel 2 XL: all major differences to expect
The new Google phones about to be announced tomorrow, are expected to be faster and better, which is a foregone conclusion, but the larger Pixel 2 XL, which might be made by LG, will follow the bezel-less trend of late.
October 3, 2017
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Google plans software update to fix Pixel 2 clicking sound
Fixing the Pixel 2, one update at a time
October 26, 2017
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Google pop-ups were charging more than retail for Pixel 2 devices
It was only a few days ago that we reported Google would be selling the Pixel 2 at its pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Although it didn't have the unlocked variant in stores, it still supplied the Verizon model of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.
October 20, 2017
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Google promises 3 years of OS and security updates for Pixel 2/XL
Google has officially committed to keeping the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL updated for the next 3 years, a solid commitment that outdoes all other Android phone makers. Yes, this includes both updates to the operating system and security updates.
October 19, 2017
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Google promises three years of Pixel 2 software and security updates
While most Android phones can only dream of timely updates to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system, the Pixel phones are a different breed, and get them first and fastest.
October 4, 2017
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Google rakes it in, even amid woes over Pixel 2 XL, fake news
The search giant is under intense scrutiny. But it's still practically minting money.
October 26, 2017
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Google releases new Android Excellence collection, see some of the most exemplary Play Store apps and games
The Android Excellence collection for Fall 2017 is here. The special section of Google Play where apps and games with "great design, technical performance, localization, or device optimization" are highlighted has been updated for the first time since its initial introduction in June.
October 4, 2017
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Google reportedly in talks to buy HTC smartphone business
Taiwanese press reports Google is in the 'final stage' of negotiations which could see it become a 'strategic partner' for HTC -- or buy the struggling phone biz in its entirety.
September 7, 2017
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Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode
Background-blurring portrait or bokeh modes have pretty much become a standard feature on dual-camera equipped phones. Similar effects can be achieved with single-lens devices but operation tends to be more cumbersome, with more manual interference required, and results less realistic than on dual-camera setups.
October 18, 2017
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Google responds to Pixel 2 issues with software update, extended warranty
Google today responded to the growing chorus of Pixel 2 users complaining of inaccurate color representation and burn-in on the larger XL model.
October 26, 2017
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Google responds to Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in and color concerns with upcoming software updates, 2-year warranty
This past Sunday, Google let us know that it was "actively investigating" reports of screen burn in on the Pixel 2 XL. Now, less than a week later, we are learning some of what the results of that investigation are. Here's the short version: Google stands by the screen on the Pixel 2 XL, but it is nevertheless going to issue some software updates to expand its color gamut and protect it against screen burn-in.
October 26, 2017
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Google responds to the Pixel 2 XL screen controversy
Ever since people started getting their retail units of the V30 and review units of the Pixel 2 XL, Reddit and XDA forums became abuzz with complaints that there is something amiss with LG's P-OLED panels that both phones carry.
October 19, 2017
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Google revamps Science Journal app with new sensors and iOS support
Last year, Google released a fun app that let curious kids perform a handful of science experiments by monitoring light, sound and motion using a smartphone. Following some feedback, the app has been updated with a more open-ended approach, allowing kids to simply record and annotate the world around them. (It's also on iOS now.)
October 25, 2017
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Google reveals its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
After weeks of heavy leaks, Google has announced its latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices were introduced as being smarter and also have news designs, pushing the Pixel design slightly forward. Both handsets offer an aluminum body with a hybrid coating; in order to add a bit of fun, Google has also added a pop of color to the power button.
October 4, 2017
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Google reveals Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with stereo speakers and portrait mode
After months of rumors and speculations, Google's answers to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are finally here. Say hello to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 4, 2017
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Google rolls out 'Saturated' mode to address Pixel 2 XL display issues
The Google Pixel 2 might sport one of the best smartphone cameras around, but when it comes to the display--particularly on the larger XL--model, Google has had nothing but trouble. Reports of everything from burn-in, to blue tint off-axis, to 'dull' colors have left the tech giant playing catch up, and today it finally ... well... caught up. Or at least it tried.
November 9, 2017
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Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows
Google's push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working. The company announced today that 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up 42 percent from a year ago. In addition, over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on ChromeOS a year ago. Windows traffic is up to 66 percent from 51 percent.
October 20, 2017
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Google says it has fixed Pixel and Nexus trade-in issues
Since its launch in October, the Google Store's trade-in program has been causing a lot of problems.
November 9, 2017
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Google says Pixel 2 is so good, it doesn't need dual cameras
And here's why.
October 4, 2017
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Google says there will be 11 Daydream VR phones by the end of 2017
At its I/O 2017 developer conference in May, Google shared details of improvements planned for its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream allows owners of certain Android smartphones to use them with Google's Daydream View headset, along with a touch controller, creating a portable VR solution.
July 25, 2017
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Google Science Journal app gets noteworthy makeover, hits iOS
The app lets you turn your phone into a device for taking scientific measurements. Now you can add notes and photos too -- on iOS as well as Android.
October 25, 2017
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Google Search app for iOS is updated with Trending Searches feature
Trending Searches is a new feature that is coming to the iOS version of the Google Search app as part of an update that was pushed out yesterday. As the name suggests, Trending Searches will now show you search results that are "trending around you." The app is also showing answers to inquiries as you type. This means that you can gather information about your question before you even tap the search bar.
September 1, 2017
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Google Search now compares specs, prices, and more for phones
Rolling out now to select users.
November 6, 2017
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Google search now tailors results based on your device's location
Google search now delivers search results based on your device's location.
October 30, 2017
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Google shares 10 tips for capturing great portraits on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Google has been actively advertising the portrait mode available on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ever since the two phones were officially announced. If you're not familiar with how it works, it basically strives to simulate the shallow depth of field that can be achieved with a dedicated camera and lens, or in other words, it blurs the background behind the subject when taking portraits.
November 8, 2017
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Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos
As with the original Pixel handsets, Google is stressing the quality of its Pixel 2 phone's 12MP camera, calling it the "world's highest rated smartphone camera" thanks to its DxOMark score of 98. The smartphone doesn't start shipping to buyers until November 15th, but ahead of that the company has shared a gallery of unedited images and videos taken with the handset.
October 9, 2017
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Google shipped a Pixel 2 that failed its quality control inspection
Between screen burn-in and mysterious hissing/clicking sounds, Google can't seem to catch a break with its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The two phones that were supposed to be the best Android handsets of the year have quickly found themselves amidst a heap of controversy and debate, and unfortunately for Google, the hits keep on coming.
October 24, 2017
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Google shipped some buyers a Pixel 2 XL without an operating system
How. Does. This. Happen.
November 2, 2017
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Google software update will address some Pixel 2 XL display issues
Google has responded to criticism over the Pixel 2 XL's 'dull' display colors, confirming that the company will release a software update in the coming weeks that adds a new saturated colors mode. With this mode, Pixel 2 XL owners will have the option of increasing the vividness of the screen so that it is comparable to the bright saturation found on some other OLED smartphone displays.
October 30, 2017
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Google Takes Its Assistant's Fate Into Its Own Hands
Two Smartphones. Three smart speakers. A gorgeous laptop and stylus. An upgraded virtual reality headset. A pair of wireless earbuds that can translate a conversation in real-time, like a Babel Fish.
October 5, 2017
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Google Tango review: Promising Google tech debuts on crappy Lenovo hardware
The 3D sensing abilities are exciting, but not fully baked yet.
December 25, 2016
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Google testing automatically playing videos in YouTube app
Autoplay videos don't appear to have rolled out to all users, and there is an option to turn them off.
October 10, 2017
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Google to address Pixel 2 XL screen issues with several software changes
Here's what Google will be doing to 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display issues.
October 26, 2017
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Google to revamp Chromebook Pixel lineup with new convertible this year
Google will likely announce the next Chromebook Pixel at the same time as this year's Pixel phones.
August 21, 2017
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Google 'Ultra Pixel' phone rumored to ditch navigation keys, have dual cameras, and more
According to a new rumor, the Google Ultra Pixel will feature dual-cameras, a new kind of fingerprint scanner, and get rid of Android's navigation buttons.
September 28, 2017
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Google unbundles Android battery app and pushes it to the Play Store
Google has started -- just as OnePlus has -- to unbundle many of its core apps and make them available through the Play Store. The latest candidate to be stripped out of Android and give a Store release is its battery app.
October 13, 2017
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Google unveils Pixel 2 phones: Adds OIS, Dual Pixel powered Portrait Mode and more
Ever since the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X were announced, we've been waiting for Google's response. When the original Google Pixel came out, it quickly became one of the most raved about smartphone cameras in the world... would the Pixel 2 follow suit? The short answer, at least according to Google, is yes.
October 4, 2017
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Google updates Gmail for Android with add-ons to help users be more efficient
Google has just announced that its Android and web versions of Gmail are fully compatible with add-ons. These add-ons are supposed to allow Gmail users to work with their most used business apps directly in the email app, so they won't have to switch between inbox and other apps.
October 24, 2017
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Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new 'saturated' color display option and other bug fixes
It's also fixing the clicking problem on the Pixel 2
November 6, 2017
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Google Upgrades Virtual Reality Headset, Debuts AR Features
Alphabet Inc.'s Google introduced an updated Daydream VR headset and new augmented-reality software features, aiming to give consumers greater virtual- and augmented-reality experiences through the company's new Pixel smartphones.
October 4, 2017
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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations
The first update to the Android app since January's redesign also brings the ability to toggle Do not Disturb and search for GIFs with Gboard.
March 17, 2017
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Google Wallet review: Easy money sending and bill splitting, if you're on iOS
Let's hope the Android version gets an update soon.
November 13, 2017
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Google Wallpapers brings fresh new wall art, but the best is Pixel-exclusive
The Google Wallpapers app is getting fresh new wall art, but most of it is exclusive to the Google Pixel series.
October 12, 2017
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Google Wallpapers gets three new categories and Pixel 2 backdrop
Three new categories and a new Cityscapes wallpaper are now available on Google Wallpapers, but most are limited to the Pixel and Pixel XL.
October 12, 2017
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Google will pay Android app developers more for retaining subscribers
Developers who want to sell apps or offer in-app subscriptions on Google Play have to give 30 percent of the revenue up. It's the cost of doing business on Google's popular app store -- and the same goes for the App Store and Microsoft Store as well.
October 20, 2017
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Google: we'll reimburse those who got the overpriced Pixel 2/XL at our pop-up stores
Along with the Pixel 2 and 2 XL announcement, Google said that it will set pop up stores in high-visibility and high-traffic areas as Manhattan to showcase and sell the new gear. Apple has its Town Squares Stores, Samsung has its Experience pop-ups in Best Buy, and Microsoft used to set temporary exhibits when it was high on Lumia, too.
October 20, 2017
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Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo
Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android.
November 13, 2017
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Google's crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps
If you like Universal Copy, you'll hate this move.
November 13, 2017
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Google's Family Link brings Android phones to preteens
The parental oversight tool that opens up Gmail accounts and other services needing a Google account to kids under 13 is out of private testing.
September 28, 2017
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Google's hamburger emoji sparks global beef about cheese placement
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, should be acknowledged for his swiftness in resolving a crisis which developed in the emoji department over the weekend.
October 30, 2017
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Google's Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything
Not great
October 10, 2017
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Google's HTC deal won't solve its biggest Pixel problem
Snagging some of HTC's phone-making talent is a huge step for Google, but it doesn't address the real elephant in the room with the company's hardware efforts.
September 26, 2017
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Google's Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps
For now, Instant Apps let you try before you buy.
October 20, 2017
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Google's longstanding search widget could add customization options soon
The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.
September 28, 2017
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Google's new app lets parents turn old Android tablets into kid-friendly devices
Google's Family Link app lets parents hand down their old Android gadgets to their kids without worrying about what they could end up downloading from the Play Store or finding online. They just have to create a Google account for their kids and download the app, which went public today. Until now, parents had to request an invite and hope that Google followed up.
September 28, 2017
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Google's new minimalist product line oozes cool
Google last week unveiled its gorgeous new hardware in a series of mesmerizing demos and videos. This was the first time I'd seen a major tech-company hold an entire event just to celebrate its achievement in aesthetics. And it was a sight for sore eyes.
October 12, 2017
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Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get three years of software updates
Google just announced the second-generation Pixel smartphones. The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which come with Android 8.0 Oreo, feature a best-in-class camera, improved display with always-on functionality, faster internals and more storage than before.
October 4, 2017
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Google's new Pixel 2 phones support even faster charging
We already knew that the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both support fast charging and unlike some other companies actually ship with a fast charger in the box, but did you know that you can get even faster charging speeds with a more powerful adapter?
October 5, 2017
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Google's own Play Store antivirus system is disturbingly unreliable
In its latest monthly software review, independent antivirus testing firm AV-TEST inspected Google's Play Protect -- the Google Play antivirus system put in place to guard your phone from malicious apps -- and found it to be significantly less reliable than most third-party alternatives.
October 24, 2017
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Google's phone woes: The Pixel and the damage done
Hardware is called hardware for a reason
October 30, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 embraces the reality everyone else is ignoring
The question now is how long it'll take other manufacturers -- and ultimately customers -- to come around to the idea.
October 5, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 gets bent out of shape during torture test
The torturers at JerryRig Everything get ahold of Google's new phone and it doesn't appear to stand up so well. Especially the back.
October 20, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 reportedly won't get a new processor surprise
The rumor that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could come with a Snapdragon 836 chip is now under attack.
September 6, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 Still Plagued With Display and Sound Issues
The Pixel and Pixel 2 are looking like they're going to be some of the best smartphones of 2017. They feature stellar battery life, stock Android software, and one of the best cameras you can find on a smartphone. That being said, users have reported a number of significant problems with the phones that Google needs to address.
October 26, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 will likely use same processor as every other 2017 flagship Android phone
So much for the so-called Snapdragon 836
September 5, 2017
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Google's Pixel 2 XL also appears to suffer from poor audio recording quality
Google says it will roll out a fix in the next few weeks
October 30, 2017
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Google's Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers
Google's search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar to Twitter or Facebook's Trends, with an update that rolled out later in the day on Thursday. According to the app's added "What's New" text on the App Store, Google will now show you searches that are "trending around you" when you tap into the search box to start a search. It's also showing Instant Answers as you type, meaning you can ask questions or get quick information before you even press the search button.
September 1, 2017
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Google's 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 updated list showcases the best Android apps right now
Google's Android Excellence picks for Fall 2017 include Robinhood, Bring!, Mint, Asphalt 8, Castle Creeps, and many others.
October 3, 2017
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Google's WaveNet machine learning-based speech synthesis comes to Assistant
Last year, Google showed off WaveNet, a new way of generating speech that didn't rely on a bulky library of word bits or cheap shortcuts that result in stilted speech. WaveNet used machine learning to build a voice sample by sample, and the results were, as I put it then, "eerily convincing." Previously bound to the lab, the tech has now been deployed in the latest version of Google Assistant.
October 4, 2017
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Google-certified accessories could launch alongside Pixel 2
The program is called 'Made for Google,' and it'll likely be announced alongside the Pixel 2 this Wednesday.
October 2, 2017
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Google, with new Pixel and camera, is serious about devices
The search giant has no other choice but to go all-in on hardware if it hopes to catch up with Apple, Samsung and Amazon.
October 4, 2017
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GPS will be accurate within one foot in some phones next year
Smartphones' GPS systems are going to start getting a lot more accurate. According to IEEE Spectrum, Broadcom is starting to make a mass-market GPS chip that can pinpoint a device's accuracy to within 30 centimeters, or just under one foot. That's compared to today's GPS solutions, which typically have a range of three to five meters, or up to 16 feet away.
September 25, 2017
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Grab a bunch of paid Android games, now free for a limited time on Google Play!
Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that's the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.
October 5, 2017
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Grammarly's new iOS keyboard will make sure you never typo again
Sick of having to delete tweets because you said "so excite" instead of "so excited?" Then get so excite about Grammarly's new mobile keyboard for iOS -- it'll keep your texts, tweets, and emails clear and error-free.
November 2, 2017
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Great news for Android: Linux kernel Long Term Support triples to 6 years
As Android is based on Linux, the existing two-year lifecycle for Long Term Support (LTS) kernels is restrictively short. But, during a presentation about Android's Project Treble, Google's Iliyan Malchev announced that this is going to -- appropriately -- treble to six years.
September 29, 2017
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Green light for ultra-fine display colors
Chemical engineers have succeeded in generating ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode will pave the way for visibly improved color quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones.
September 6, 2017
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Gretel GT6000 is a good entry-level Android smartphone [Review]
Gretel is not a company name you easily forget as it is associated with one of the more popular Grimm's brothers fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel, one which features a house made out of cookies, biscuits, cake and chocolate and inhabited by a cannibalistic witch.
September 26, 2017
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Groove Music failed because of Microsoft's smartphone missteps
There are many reasons why Microsoft terminated its Groove music streaming service, but it's the lack of a mobile platform that is the real culprit.
October 5, 2017
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Growing crop of Nexus 6P users report serious battery drop-off issues
Many are claiming sudden shut-downs at random intervals, even when the battery indicator is over 50 percent.
December 21, 2016
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Guilt by association: Not all facial recognition is the same
We're only about a month away from Apple delivering the iPhone X and the the supposed cognoscenti are still hooting and hurling rocks at it from across the river, as our ancestors did whenever they saw something they didn't understand.
October 5, 2017
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Hackers say they broke Apple's Face ID. Here's why we're not convinced
Key questions persist about $150 mask hackers used to unlock Face-protected iPhone X.
November 13, 2017
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Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound
Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic microphones, they were able to issue commands to every major "intelligent assistant" that were silent to every listener but the target device.
September 6, 2017
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Halide's new camera UI was designed from scratch for iPhone X
Halide just got even more beautiful with its new edge-to-edge design for iPhone X, creating an entirely new photography experience.
November 6, 2017
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Hammer-wielding raiders on mopeds rob London Apple Store
The gang escaped with thousands of pounds worth of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
November 13, 2017
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Hardware has never been better, but it isn't a licence for code bloat
Have as many lines as you want, just make it efficient
November 2, 2017
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Has the thinning of the bezel gone too far?
This year, smartphone manufacturers have finally won the war against the bezel. The Galaxy S8, the Note 8, the LG G6 and V20, the iPhone X, and a whole ton of smaller name manufacturer phones are coming out with an all-display front that looks a lot like what concept designers dreamed of back in 2012.
October 2, 2017
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Hate iTunes 12.7 and want to be able to install and manage iOS apps in iTunes? Install iTunes 12.6.3
iTunes 12.7 removed the iOS app store, which meant you couldn't buy or manage your iPhone and iPad apps when your devices are connected to your Mac. Some people don't like it, and if you really don't want to change your ways, there's a workaround: You can install iTunes 12.6.3 and get back access to the iOS app store.
October 9, 2017
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Have you noticed any lag on the LG V30?
One $800 phone with extra lag, please.
October 16, 2017
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'HDR' is the most confusing term in consumer tech right now
You're going to bump into it whether you're buying a TV, a camera, or a smartphone.
October 26, 2017
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HDR streaming for your phone to cost more, as Netflix raises subscription plan prices
With $5 billion in current debt, and $6 billion to be spent on original programming this year, it was bound to happen sooner or later--Netflix raising its subscription plan prices, that is. Yes, that also includes the plan that lets you stream 4K HDR content to your flashy iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, or any other phone certified by the streaming giant as having a display that can show those wide color movies and TV series in full bloom.
October 6, 2017
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Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile's tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone
Hearsay Systems is announcing that it has acquired technology and intellectual property from Mast Mobile.
October 20, 2017
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Here are BOE Display's latest flexible and foldable AMOLED display prototypes
Last week BOE Display held an official ceremony during which it demonstrated its first batch of flexible OLED panels made at its new B7 6-Gen OLED fab in Chengdu. China Daily posted the video you see below showing the panels on display.
October 30, 2017
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Here are 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 cars that support iPhone 8 and iPhone X wireless charging
The iPhone 8 and iPhone X sport wireless charging and there are a handful of car manufacturers that already include Qi charging pads. Basically, Apple says, most of these wireless charging pads will work though there are some outliers. The main exception is some of the pads are not large enough for the iPhone 8 Plus so in that case, you'll have to plug your phone into a cable to charge. There's no workaround if the phone is too big.
October 24, 2017
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Here are the first 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 first live pictures of Samsung's W2018 clamshell flagship
Despite the fact that clamshell smartphones aren't mainstream anymore, Samsung continues to launch this type of handsets, at least in some parts of the world.
November 9, 2017
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Here are the Sony phones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
Sony will deliver the Android 8.0 Oreo update to 10 phones.
September 1, 2017
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Here is how much Google pays Apple and Android device makers to be the default search engine
Google is paying more and more to have its search box on various devices and just last year, it paid a record $7.2 billion in so called "traffic acquisition costs" to Apple and Android phone makers.
October 10, 2017
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Here is how you can get a free iPhone 8 64GB when you buy an iPhone X at AT&T
Remember we reported last month that AT&T doesn't want to aggressively promote the iPhone X, so it decided not to offer any deals on Apple's flagship? Well, it looks like there might be something in that the carrier will offer customers who can afford one, it's just that the promotion will not be advertised.
November 9, 2017
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Here is the real cost of an Apple iPhone X... per use
You have probably already heard: the new iPhone X comes with a $1,000 starting price, making it the most expensive mainstream phone ever made, but did you know how this breaks down on a per day basis?
October 11, 2017
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Here's 10 paid Android icon packs that have gone free for a limited time, grab them while you can
If you've been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn't we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!
October 16, 2017
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Here's a cool see-through iPhone X wallpaper that shows off its innards
Two to choose from
November 9, 2017
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Here's a full breakdown of Google Pixel 2's Now Playing feature
Now Playing's arguably the Pixel 2's coolest feature, and we now know more about how it works.
October 20, 2017
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Here's Everything Google Announced At Its Pixel 2 Event
For the second year in a row, Google has chosen October 4th to unveil all its new hardware. Yes, Google has its own hardware now, something that was not true in the past. After it sold off Motorola to Lenovo, Google started a hardware team headed by former Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh. The first round of Made by Google devices included the Google Home and Pixel. This year, there's more of both along with some new devices. Let's break it all down.
October 5, 2017
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Here's Google's impressive OIS + EIS video stabilization demonstrated
Optical image stabilization is a welcome update in the Google Pixel 2, but what's really impressive is that it can be used in tandem with electronic stabilization in video mode. If Google's demo at its launch event today is any indication, it's pretty darn effective and makes for super smooth clips that look like they were shot with a steadicam.
October 4, 2017
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Here's Google's new Pixel 2 XL smartphone
Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone today, and the early leaks proved pretty much accurate: It's a larger screened smartphone with a new body design that mostly eliminates the front bezels, with a back that bears a two-segment design with a glass upper portion and metal covering the remainder of the body.
October 4, 2017
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Here's how the iPhone camera stacks up against the Pixel 2 in the real world
Here's our first look at photos from the Pixel 2 camera.
October 4, 2017
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Here's our best look at Google's Pixel 2 XL yet
We've had a good idea of what the Pixel 2 XL will look like ever since Android Police first published its render of the device in July, but we've now gotten what appears to be the first full frontal view of the device, courtesy of Evan Blass:
October 2, 2017
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Here's the Apple iOS 11 release date...
...and which devices will be able to run Apple's updated mobile OS, which has been in public beta since late June.
September 12, 2017
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Here's the first portrait photo (likely) taken with the OnePlus 5T
Having released two high-end smartphones in 2016 - OnePlus 3 and 3T - this year, OnePlus is seemingly doing exactly the same thing. With the OnePlus 5 (launched in June) no longer available to buy, we're expecting a OnePlus 5T to be officially announced any time now.
October 30, 2017
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Here's The Stuff You Really Want To Know About Apple's New iPhone 8 And iPhone X
It's been rumored for months, and recently leaked in detail but finally, confirmation day has come: Apple announced new iPhones and a slew of other stuff today at an event in Cupertino.
September 12, 2017
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Here's what a combined T-Mobile-Sprint network spectrum coverage would look like
After a few unsuccessful merger tangos with Comcast and other eligible bachelors, Sprint and T-Mobile are back at it, it seems. The two smaller US carriers are again exploring a partnership or buyout of some sorts, tip analysts, and have apparently agreed to the broad strokes, with the details still being ironed out, and an announcement likely to come as soon as next month.
September 27, 2017
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Here's What People Are Saying About the iPhone X
It's almost iPhone Day! Again! If you held off on buying an iPhone 8, and saved up a cool one thousand dollars, in just a few days you'll be able to treat yourself to a cutting-edge iPhone X.
November 1, 2017
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Here's what's new in the Google Pixel 2 launcher
Google's newest phones feature Pixel perfect home screens.
October 6, 2017
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Here's why Microsoft is paying me (and will pay you) to use Bing!
I like free money. That's why I'm a fan of Microsoft's Rewards Program. Microsoft "pays" me just for using its Bing search engine, and you can get paid too.
October 30, 2017
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Hey Siri, you've got a new boss
Craig Federighi, who oversees Mac and iPhone software, is now also in charge of the voice assistant, replacing internet and software services chief Eddy Cue.
September 1, 2017
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Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android
Hey! VINA, the female-focused friend finding app, has today announced the launch of an Android app.
October 2, 2017
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'Hey, Google' command now rolling out to Assistant on Android phones
A welcome but possibly irritating addition.
October 24, 2017
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Hidden iPhone 8 Plus features and toggles that you should know about
So, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out and with them came iOS 11 -- Apple's latest rehash of its mobile operating system. And we've got quite a lot of new things -- a reworked Control Center, a screen recording feature, and tons of smaller tweaks.
October 19, 2017
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High-Speed Hexapod Motion Platform for Smartphone Camera Optimization
Google engineers know that a shaky hand can ruin a selfie so they designed the shake out of the Pixel 2 camera using PI's H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom.
November 6, 2017
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Hisense A2 Pro
The Hisense A2 Pro is a dual-display smartphone that features a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED on the front and a 5.2-inch 960x540 E Ink display on the back. Other features include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, microSD slot, 12 MP camera and Dual-SIM.
September 26, 2017
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Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ID technology
Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning analytics on a vast database of calling data (3.5 billion calls to date), Seattle-based Hiya's mission has been to supercharge the humble phone call -- by providing detailed information about who is calling you, whether it's a regular person or an IRS fraudster.
October 19, 2017
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HMD Global unveils the €99 Nokia 2 with Snapdragon 212 and 4100mAh battery
The Nokia 2 is the first device to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 platform.
October 31, 2017
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HMD Global will improve the camera app on Nokia phones
While the mid-range and top-tier Nokia smartphones from HMD Global can claim to have relatively good camera hardware, powered by ZEISS, the software experience has been somewhat lacking on them. Users have demanded something akin to the Lumia Camera app, and HMD Global might just be planning to introduce something similar in the future.
October 31, 2017
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HMD Global: Nokia 7 will not launch in India anytime soon
The Nokia 7 was officially launched in China last month, but it seems the handset is not coming to India despite earlier speculation. In an interview with Indian Express, HMD Global's Chief Marketing Officer Pekka Rantala confirmed that the handset will not launch in the country anytime soon, saying that:
November 2, 2017
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HMD confirms the camera app on Nokia smartphones will be updated
You might remember that HMD got its hands on the Lumia Camera UI design patent some months ago. At that time we hoped the Finnish company will bring it to some or all Nokia smartphones, and it looks like we weren't wrong.
October 30, 2017
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HMD official confirms Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017
Nokia fans who already bought HMD's new Android smartphones are probably excited for the upcoming Android Oreo updates the Finnish company has already confirmed. All four Nokia-branded handsets are expected to be upgraded to Android Oreo in the coming months, but at least three of them will receive the update by the end of the year.
September 27, 2017
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HMD promises Android P update to all current Nokia Android phones
HMD Global is committing to two platform updates for its Android phones.
October 3, 2017
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HMD says all current Nokia smartphones will be upgraded to Android P
HMD has already committed to updating all its Nokia smartphones launched this year to Android 8.0 Oreo. Even the cheap Nokia 3 is supposed to be upgraded to the new version of the OS by the end of the year.
September 29, 2017
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Holding out for an unlocked LG V30 in the US? You'll probably have to wait a bit longer
Yesterday marked the long-awaited U.S. release of LG's latest flagship phablet, the V30. However, this release was limited to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile only, with Sprint getting the device on October 13 instead, and the unlocked version being simply listed as coming "soon"
October 6, 2017
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Honor 7X leaks out: 18:9 screen in a very affordable phone
The Honor 7X is the newest affordable phone by Huawei off-shoot Honor, a company known for selling devices online and offering great features for a lower price than most others. And just recently, the Honor 7X has leaked out nearly entirely on Chinese regulator TENAA.
October 9, 2017
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Honor 7X unveiled with 5.93-inch edge-to-edge display and dual rear cameras
Honor 7X retains the affordability factor while offering new upgrades.
October 11, 2017
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Honor 7X with 18:9 display and dual cameras goes official, prices start at $200
As expected, Honor introduced its new mid-range smartphone -- Honor 7X. If you've been following our news reports, then you probably know quite a bit about the Honor 7X since information about the device leaked out before the official announcement.
October 11, 2017
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Honor 8 to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in Feb 2017
Something Nougat this way comes.
December 22, 2016
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Honor 8 Pro and Honor 6X expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017
Honor 8 Pro is one of the most recent high-end smartphones launched by the Chinese company, so it's no surprise it will be updated to a new version of Android. However, it's great that Honor is thinking to update mid-range smartphones launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board to the latest Oreo operating system.
September 4, 2017
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Honor 9i with dual front and rear cameras comes into focus in India for $275
Honor 9i is the world's first phone with four cameras.
October 5, 2017
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House committee urges Congress to pass Stingray surveillance legislation
A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.
December 19, 2016
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How Apple is managing the iPhone buying dilemma
So here are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, in stores at last. But this time things are a little bit different--the hardest of the hard-core iPhone buyers are sitting out Apple's annual roll-out of the latest iterative improvement to the iPhone. Of course, that's because the iPhone X--a cutting-edge model that offers more than iterative improvement--is looming on the horizon.
September 28, 2017
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How Apple's iPhone X stacks up to the Galaxy Note 8
Here's how Apple and Samsung's best of 2017 stack up to one another.
October 31, 2017
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How are you liking the Pixel 2 XL's display after the November update?
Here's what you had to say about the Pixel 2 XL's new display modes.
November 9, 2017
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How do I unlock my T-Mobile phone?
Hate the game but not the player? Then leave your carrier behind and take your phone with you!
September 29, 2017
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How do you care for your phone's glass back?
In 2017, we have flagships that are decked out in terms of hardware and wrapped in premium-feeling materials -- that's the base you need if you want to survive in this oversaturated, cutthroat market. Wireless charging is now a standard feature -- from Samsung, to LG, to Apple's iPhones -- and while some do it via proprietary magnetic connectors, like the new Essential Phone, most accomplish it through good old inductive charging. And that latter one requires glass backs.
September 25, 2017
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How do you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized fones, forever
Plus outsells regular iPhone for the first time
November 9, 2017
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How does Android save your fingerprints?
And how secure is it?
September 26, 2017
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How fast charging works on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X
Your iPhone can charge much faster than you think.
October 26, 2017
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How Fluent Forever became the most funded app in Kickstarter history
Self-taught polyglot Gabriel Wyner is promising fluency to thousands
October 18, 2017
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How Google is using the Pixel 2 and Oreo to take Android back from its partners
The Pixel is Google's way of saying, "Our Android is better than yours."
October 5, 2017
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How has your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL battery life been?
It's the most important spec for many people.
November 9, 2017
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How I turned my Samsung Galaxy S8 into a Microsoft phone
Microsoft loves mobile, as long as you're using an iOS or Android device. In fact, turning your Android into a Microsoft centric phone is pretty easy.
November 13, 2017
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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone
Just make sure that your first line of defense--a Windows password or PIN--is secure, too.
October 24, 2017
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How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone
Just make sure that your first line of defense--a Windows password or PIN--is secure, too.
September 1, 2017
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How iOS 12 can unlock iPhone X's full potential
Embrace the notch (and other things).
November 8, 2017
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How long til the true Google retail store arrives?
As Google goes further into the hardware-hawking rabbit hole, a real-world retail presence seems all but inevitable.
October 19, 2017
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How my phone made me an instant New Yorker
Moving to a new city used to be fraught with difficulty. Now that we all have a window to the internet in our pockets, it's a piece of cake.
September 25, 2017
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How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library
If you use iCloud Photo Library, iOS has a feature called Optimize iPhone Storage to help save storage space on your iPhone. Your original photos and videos are kept in iCloud Photo Library, and optimized versions are kept on your iPhone.
October 11, 2017
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How secure is the iPhone X's faceid? here's what we know
IN ITS QUEST for hardware perfection, Apple can't seem to resist testing the balance between making things easy and making them secure. Sure, a six-digit passcode is virtually impossible for a thief to crack before his repeated attempts lock the phone, but it demands an unacceptable fraction of a second for you to tap it out.
September 12, 2017
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How the Active Edge squeeze function works on Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
All you need to do is squeeze and Google Assistant will launch.
October 12, 2017
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How the Essential Phone won me over completely
Essential is that rarest of rare breeds in tech: A startup focused on building not just hardware, but a category of hardware that is dominated by two of the most comfortably secure leading companies in any industry.
September 4, 2017
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How the Home 'button' works on iPhone X
The iPhone X doesn't have a home button, how does that work?
September 12, 2017
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How the rumor mill made out with the iPhone X; KGI's Kuo had the best leak of the year in February
If you felt a little blah about the 2017 Apple iPhone line up after today's event, perhaps this was due to the lack of any major surprises. The rumor mill, especially over the last 6 weeks, leaked some pretty good information about what Apple would announce today.
September 12, 2017
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How the iPhone X changes the way you use iOS
The iPhone X has no home button, which means users have a whole new set of gestures to learn if they're going to navigate iOS 11 successfully. It also means corporate training materials will need updates, along with changes in app design and website interactions.
November 6, 2017
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How these 3 startups are changing the trillion-dollar supply chain industry
It should be common sense that everything you use or wear had to be produced somewhere. From the iPhone you use to call friends to the pan you use to cook your meals, everything first started as a raw material.
October 31, 2017
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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
It was the year the of Pokemon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.
December 28, 2016
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How to access and use Siri Search Suggestions (Spotlight) on your iPhone and iPad
In iOS 11, Siri can search deeper into your iPhone's data to help you find what you're looking for.
September 29, 2017
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How to add a family member to a shared iCloud storage plan in iOS 11
Here's how you'll be able to add a family member to your iCloud storage plan in iOS 11.
September 27, 2017
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How to add rounded screen corners to your Android phone, without root
If you've seen the iPhone X and thought "I want those rounded corners", then you're in luck. Roundr brings rounded corners to your Android device, without root!
October 12, 2017
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How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide
You should really back up all of your data. That day you lose it is the day you'll wish you had listened. Just back it up.
October 4, 2017
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How to backup your iPhone
Gone are the days of Not Needing a Smartphone. Your iPhone is so much more than just a screen for texting and Angry Birds. Today, smartphones are how we get work done, stay on top of the crazy news cycle, rock out, stay in touch with friends and family, and capture life's most important moments. Carrying all of that information in our pockets is incredibly powerful, and it makes getting through our days a little easier. It also means that our most important data can easily be lost when you forget your phone on the train or have an unfortunate spat with a pool of water.
September 26, 2017
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How to bring back the home button on your iPhone X
Apple made a number of compromises in its first effort to make an "all-screen" phone, but chief among those was the decision to ditch the home button with its integrated Touch ID finger scanner, and replace it with a Face ID biometric solution, achieved by the TrueDepth camera kit that warranted a "notch" cutout at the top of the iPhone X display.
November 8, 2017
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How to buy an iPhone X Unlocked
Looking to buy an iPhone X unlocked? Here are your options.
October 25, 2017
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How to cancel an App Store subscription
Do you want to cancel a trial subscription before time runs out? You can do it right on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV!
October 10, 2017
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How to change settings for Maps on iPhone and iPad
How do you customize Maps just the way you like it? Quickly and easily!
September 12, 2017
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How to change the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 ringtone and set a custom one
Okay, we already explored 5 different ways to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or pretty much any iOS 11-running device, and boy, that was a somewhat-challenging ordeal.
October 25, 2017
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How to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X with a custom one: 5 visual guides
So, you've got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Good for you, but how are you liking the default ringtone, which is by now so ingrained into our society that we are frantically checking our phones once we hear the well-known rhythm of Opening.
October 25, 2017
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How to change your Apple ID, contact info, and security questions
Need to make changes to your Apple ID? You can manage it on your iPhone!
November 1, 2017
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How to charge your iPhone 8 and listen to headphones at the same time!
With no headphone jack, how do you listen to audio on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 and charge at the same time? With these accessories!
October 2, 2017
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How to check your Apple iPhone's battery health: battery cycle counts and other info
Apple's iPhone stores valuable information about the health of its battery: logged inside your phone is information about the battery cycle counts, or put simply, how many times you have charged your phone to 100%.
October 10, 2017
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How to clear all notifications on iOS 11 (iPhone 8 tutorial)
Dealing with notifications on iOS has traditionally been one of the worst parts of having an iPhone: notifications are just not as versatile and well-segmented as on Android, and even simple things like clearing all notifications might seem impossible when you see no one-swipe shortcuts or single keys to do it.
November 2, 2017
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How to copy a Live Photo from your Mac back to an iOS device
Apple's Live Photos are a lot of fun and provide more context than your typical photo. When your iPhone is full of them, you may want to offload your Live Photos to your Mac. That's easy. But what if you have a favorite Live Photo on your Mac and you want to move it back to your iPhone? Reader Jonas Marel has this problem.
September 12, 2017
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How to customize LG V30's Floating bar and make the most out of it
One of the notable new features of the LG V30 in comparison with either the V20 and the V10 is... the lack of a dedicated ticker display sitting atop the regular screen.
September 4, 2017
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How to customize security on iPhone and iPad
Keep your iPhone and iPad private and secure by locking down your settings!
October 26, 2017
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How to develop a mobile device repair or replace strategy
Managed mobility services (MMS) providers are finally beginning to scale to meet enterprise needs. Here's what to look for.
October 2, 2017
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How to disable geotagging in the Camera app on iPhone and iPad
How do I turn off location tagging for photos on iPhone and iPad?
October 6, 2017
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How to disable the Edge screen on Galaxy Note 8
If you don't want the hassle of the edge screen, turn it off!
September 28, 2017
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How to download Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on Android and iPhone right now
During one of its signature Direct presentations, yesterday Nintendo announced the popular Animal Crossing franchise will finally make its way to Android and iOS next month. The mobile edition of the game is slated to debut in late November and will be called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
October 25, 2017
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How to enable a traditional Android app drawer on the LG V30
So, in a few weeks or so you will be able to get your hands on LG's newest monster, the V30. With powerful hardware and a ton of interesting features on board, it is quite likely to keep you entertained with its uniqueness for a while.
September 4, 2017
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How to enable Now Playing on your Pixel 2
You'll be able to name that song title with Now Playing enabled on your Pixel 2.
October 25, 2017
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How to enable Wi-Fi on your iPhone and iPad
How do I enable Wi-Fi on my iPhone and iPad? You can do it in your settings!
October 25, 2017
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How to find Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X
This is how you can access the Notification Center and Control Center on the iPhone X.
November 9, 2017
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How to find the model number for your iPhone X or iPhone 8
How do you find the model number for your iPhone X or iPhone 8, now that Apple has removed them from the back of the device? Either in Settings or on the SIM card tray!
November 6, 2017
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How to find your iPhone's serial number, UDID, or other information
Here's how you can find your iPhone's serial number, UDID, and other important information.
October 25, 2017
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How to fix common Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL problems
Having trouble with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? Here's where you start.
November 13, 2017
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How to fix Galaxy Note 8 battery life problems
Your phone doesn't have to die at dinnertime every day.
October 3, 2017
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How to fix iOS 11 and iPhone X battery life problems
How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!
November 7, 2017
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How to fix Snapchat login errors on Android
How do I fix login temporarily failed on Snapchat?
November 6, 2017
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How to fix the most common smartphone problems
Totally debugging.
September 26, 2017
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How to format Notes for the iPhone and iPad
Make your notes more stylish with the Notes app's formatting options.
October 24, 2017
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How to free up storage space on your iPhone
iOS 11 has brought a plethora of new options for managing your storage space!
September 14, 2017
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How to get battery percentage on your iPhone X
How do you get the battery percentage indicator to show up on your iPhone X? Here's the answer! Ish!
November 2, 2017
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How to Get Early Access to new iOS and Android Features
Whether you've picked an Android or Apple smartphone, there is an official beta program you can sign up for that will give you a sneak preview of upcoming features in return for one or two bugs. Here's how to sign up and sign out of the iOS and Android beta tests.
December 21, 2016
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How to get LG V30's Floating Bar on any Android device
Historically, one of the key features of LG's V series has been the signature secondary ticker display that was not available on any other device. Sadly, it got phased out with the LG V30, which opted out for a software Floating Bar, which kind of allows us for the same type of functionality, but definitely lacks the 'wow' factor and is totally not a party trick. That's just how LG wants to roll these days.
October 24, 2017
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How to get Pixel 2/XL's new Live Wallpapers on your Android phone
One of the great things about the Google Pixel phones are the incredible Live Earth wallpapers that look stunning with a smooth animation to them. Some are also genuinely useful: take the earth one with a live view of the cloud formations extracted from real Google Earth data. The new Pixel 2/XL wallpapers with the beach and others are also great adornments to your smartphone, and now you can get them on any Android phone.
October 16, 2017
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How to get Siri to spell a word for you
If you're having trouble spelling a word, you don't have to look it up in the dictionary or even search Google for it. Just ask Siri!
October 31, 2017
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How to get the App Store back into iTunes
Apple has released a version of iTunes for Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) customers that need to deploy apps within their business through iTunes. This version, iTunes 12.6.3, features support for managing iOS apps within iTunes. As noted by Apple, this version of the app can be installed over a newer version like iTunes 12.7.
October 9, 2017
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How to get the camera HDR setting back in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X
When Apple announced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X last month, the company was very proud of its new Bionic chip and the image signal processor that comes with it. It allows the camera to do its magic, like add the special Portrait Lighting effects and intelligently decide when to boost exposure and when to apply HDR.
October 12, 2017
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How to get the male Google Assistant voice on your phone and Google Home
The Google Assistant can now be changed to sound like a man, and this is how to do it.
October 4, 2017
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How to grow your app
The app ecosystem is strong and growing. by 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars (App Annie). Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time (Marketing Land); 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps (AdWeek).
December 25, 2016
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How to improve battery life on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: 10 tips and tricks (+1 bonus)
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already out and you may already have one in your hands. Congratulations on the new device! The new iPhones are not only incredibly powerful, thanks to the new Bionic chips, but are also the longest-lasting iPhones we've put through our battery life test.
October 9, 2017
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How to increase your chances of snagging an iPhone X on preorder day
The day Apple fans have been waiting for is almost upon us.
October 24, 2017
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How to install Android Oreo on your phone right now
Jump to the front of the line.
September 5, 2017
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How to instantly share files with AirDrop in iOS 11
Set up for AirDrop in Control Center is a little different in iOS 11.
September 14, 2017
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How to integrate Twitter and Facebook into your iPhone
Looking to integrate Twitter and Facebook with your iPhone like you did before iOS 11? Well we have a bit of bad news for you...
October 19, 2017
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How to link an iPhone or Android phone to a Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Mobile is now officially dead, and Microsoft has switched its attention to Android and iPhone, releasing a growing number of apps for those operating systems.
October 30, 2017
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How to make Android and iOS apps smaller
In an ideal world, if you were the sole provider of any service through app and the users had unlimited resources on their devices, there would be no question of optimization and terms like agility and even user experience would be redundant. But as you might know, the current state of app industry is anything but ideal. There are dozens of apps competing for even the simplest of services and no matter how premium device a user has, there is always a limit to the number of apps it can operate smoothly.
September 6, 2017
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How to make sure you remove photos from iCloud Photo Library
iCloud Photo Library can be very handy for accessing your photos. But it's another service you need to tend to if you decide to sell or give an iOS device to someone else.
October 10, 2017
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How to make the most of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus camera: tips & tricks
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have some of the most advanced cameras put in a phone, but if you are a photography or videography enthusiast who wants to make the best of them, you will probably see the built-in camera app as lacking in terms of options and settings.
October 26, 2017
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How to manage privacy and security settings in Safari on iPhone and iPad
How do I stop websites from tracking me on my iPhone?
October 19, 2017
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How to mark up photos in Messages on iPhone and iPad
Do you want to mark up your photos on your iPhone or iPad without leaving Messages? Here's how!
October 20, 2017
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How to move from an individual iCloud Account to Family Sharing
How do you switch from an individual iCloud account to iCloud Family Sharing works? You've got questions. We've got answers!
November 13, 2017
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How to mute, block, and report spam on iMessage for iPhone and iPad
You don't have to put up with any iMessages you don't want to. Mute, block, or report them with ease.
October 19, 2017
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How to name and save locations with Maps on iPhone and iPad
How do you save frequently visited locations to Maps for easy access? It's simple!
September 12, 2017
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How to pin a note to the top of a list in Notes for iPhone and Mac
You can keep your most important notes pinned to the top of your list in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. No more lost to-do lists!
September 26, 2017
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How to prepare your iPhone for sale
So you're trying to convince someone that your outdated iPhone is still worth money. Well, guess what? It is!
September 1, 2017
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How to protect the glass back of your iPhone X
Keep the glass back of your iPhone X protected with these protectors and skins.
November 6, 2017
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How to quickly disable Face ID on the iPhone X
Temporarily disabling Face ID to require a password to unlock your iPhone X is simple. Here's how you do it.
November 8, 2017
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How to quickly switch audio accessories in Control Center in iOS 11
Don't panic--the button to switch audio sources hasn't disappeared from iOS 11's Control Center. It's just a little hidden.
September 14, 2017
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How to reboot and reset your iPhone or iPad
When all else fails, turning off, restarting, or resetting your iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPad Pro or other iOS device is the fastest way to get it working again.
October 3, 2017
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How to Recycle Your Old iPhone
If your old iPhone isn't worth selling, don't just throw it away. Recycle it!
November 13, 2017
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How to remap Active Edge on the Pixel 2 using Button Mapper
Well, that was fast.
October 20, 2017
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How to retrieve your data if your phone screen breaks
Get your ducks in a row in case it happens to you.
October 2, 2017
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How to safely clean iMovie files from your iPhone or iPad
iMovie projects use up a lot of storage space, especially if you're using 4K video. It's easy to move those projects to iCloud or your Mac.
September 27, 2017
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How to save an email as a PDF on iPhone and iPad
You can save an email as a PDF without 3D Touch. It's just as easy and you can use it with iPhone and iPad!
October 11, 2017
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How to save attachments in Mail for iPhone and iPad
You can save your email attachments to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more!
October 19, 2017
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How to save your Favorites, New Music, and Chill mixes
Here's how to save your Favorites, New Music, and Chill mixes with your Apple Music on your iPhone or your Mac!
September 28, 2017
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How to scale the LG G6 display for apps and games that don't fit in 18:9
LG got none other but the inventor of the 2:1 format on stage during the G6 unveiling to explain why it comes with a screen in the unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio. When LG announced this brand new 5.7" display panel with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, we thought "Oh, that's just LG being LG, they are always doing something with modular phones or extra ticker screens like on the V-series, so that might be it."
March 17, 2017
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How to set up and customize Google Assistant
How do you customize your experience with the Google Assistant?
October 3, 2017
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How to set up and manage Apple Pay on the Mac
Apple Pay is an easy and secure way to pay when buying merchandise online with your Mac. Here's how to set it up!
October 16, 2017
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How to set up and modify your user profile in Apple Music
Here's how you can set up and modify your profile in Apple Music.
November 2, 2017
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How to set up and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad
With SMS/MMS relay you can send and receive "green bubble" text and multimedia messages on your iPad as easily as on your iPhone!
October 20, 2017
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How to set up Face ID on iPhone X
How do you set up and customize Face ID so you can unlock your iPhone with a look? Like this!
November 1, 2017
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How to set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad
Family Sharing lets your entire family share purchases from iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID.
October 24, 2017
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How to set up 'Hey Siri' on iPhone or iPad
'Hey Siri' lets you activate your iPhone or iPad with just your voice.
November 6, 2017
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How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Pay is the most robust mobile payments solution available today.
September 26, 2017
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How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)
Have you ever been in a situation where you are on the go--staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors--and have either your tablet or laptop with you, but no Wi-Fi in sight? It's frustrating to not be able to do all those things you do on the web.
October 3, 2017
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How to set up your iPhone for disaster alerts
This week I've been in Chicago for a conference, and people keep coming up to me to ask if I've been impacted by the horrible fires ravaging the Bay Area this month. Fortunately, beyond all the smoke in the air making it hard to breathe outside, my family has been unscathed. But just a couple dozen miles to the north, whole neighborhoods have burned and people have lost their lives.
October 19, 2017
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How to share Animoji to any social network
You don't have to keep Animoji confined to iMessage conversations. You can share them to any social network that lets you share video. Here's how.
October 31, 2017
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How to sort of emulate the iPhone X interface on your Android device
You might as well be digging that, we won't judge! Okay, we won't judge, but there are quite probably a lot of Android users that would love to emulate the interface looks of the top-notch iPhone X on their devices.
October 20, 2017
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How to sort the Galaxy Note 8 launcher app drawer alphabetically
Organizing your app drawer can be done alphabetically.
September 27, 2017
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How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Wi-Fi hotpots: As convenient as they are, they can be very annoying, as well. Especially when you're using a Mac or iPhone that's trying to connect to a hotspot when you don't want it to.
October 6, 2017
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How to switch from a Windows phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
November 2, 2017
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How to switch phones without losing anything
Ditch your old device but keep your data.
November 1, 2017
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How to switch the navigation button placement on the Galaxy Note 8
If you don't like the order of your navigation bar, just change it!
September 25, 2017
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How to sync Notes for iPhone and iPad
You can keep the Notes app in sync between iPhone, iPad, and Mac using iCloud, as well as other services like Gmail. Here's how.
October 24, 2017
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How to take a Live Photo in FaceTime on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
You can take a Live Photo of your nephew making that adorable face the next time you video chat him in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.
September 26, 2017
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How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8
MIUI 8 offers plenty of ways to take a screenshot.
December 22, 2016
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How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 8
Learn it now, use it forever.
September 12, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel 2
This is one of the most fundamental features of a smartphone.
October 10, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the LG G6
The LG G6 is the first of a new breed of phones: full-screen, nearly bezel-less designs that make the most of the space that is on the device.
March 17, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is the hottest new Samsung phone in town. This towering handset is the latest representative of Sammie's new design philosophy, packing a 6.3-inch Infinity Display with extra thin bezels at the front. However, this reduction in bezel size means that the phone's lower chin can no longer host the physical Samsung home key that was typical for all of its predecessors. Instead, there's an on-screen button that simulates a "taptic" press via a smart vibration engine.
September 4, 2017
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How to take JPEG pictures in iOS 11 instead of HEIF
Looking to snap some JPEG pics instead of HEIF photos? Here's how!
September 26, 2017
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How to take the best photos with your Google Pixel 2
For many, the most important feature of a smartphone is its camera.
November 1, 2017
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How to understand the new iOS 11 Notification Center
One of the larger changes in iOS 11 is the Notification Center, which has been overhauled yet again on Apple's new mobile operating system into a somewhat confusing design.
October 9, 2017
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How to unlock a Windows 10 PC with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8
Take advantage of biometric security on your Windows 10 PC, using the Samsung Flow app for Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8.
October 9, 2017
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How to use a virtual home button instead of the iPhone X's gestures
Just in case your thumb gets tired of swiping up so much
November 9, 2017
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How to use (and turn off!) in-app ratings and reviews
How do I turn off App Store review prompts? With the quick toggle of a Settings switch, of course!
September 25, 2017
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How to use Android 8.0 Oreo's autofill API
Long passwords made a lot easier.
October 31, 2017
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How to use App Pair on the Galaxy Note 8
Just one change can save you time every single day.
September 26, 2017
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How to use Apple Pay on iPhone X
How do you pay with Apple Pay in stores and on your iPhone X? With the Side button and Face ID!
November 2, 2017
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How to use Apple's iPhone X: tips, tricks and a quick guide to all new gestures and shortcuts
The new $1,000 iPhone X is real and it's official, and... it comes with no home button.
September 12, 2017
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How to use Apple's terrific document scanner in iOS 11
You don't need a separate app anymore
September 26, 2017
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How to use bubble and screen effects in iMessage
How do you make the bubbles slam or turn invisible, or the screen turn to lasers or fireworks? With iMessage effects!
October 20, 2017
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How to use 'Continue on PC' for Android and iOS in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
The new "Continue on PC" function lets you easily share web pages between your phone and PC.
October 2, 2017
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How to use Evernote to organize your life
Never forget the important stuff
September 6, 2017
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How to use Find My iPhone to rescue your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPods
How do I turn on Find My iPhone? Tracking your iPhone is easy!
September 28, 2017
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How to use Instant Markup in iOS 11
The iPhone and iPad have a cool new feature in iOS 11 that makes it possible to access and mark up screenshots immediately after you take one.
October 2, 2017
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How to use iPhone X in one-hand mode (Reachability)
When the iPhone X was announced to have absolutely no home button, this raised a number of questions. How do you access Siri? How do you do screenshots? How do we even get to the home screen? Wait... how do we enter Reachability (one-hand mode)?
October 31, 2017
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How to use Key Flicks on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11
Check out the new Key Flicks feature on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11!
October 2, 2017
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How to use Live message on the Galaxy Note 8
You can add some flair and personality to your messages by using Live message on the Note 8.
October 3, 2017
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How to use Night Shift on your iPhone or iPad
How do you make sure staring at a screen late into the night doesn't destroy your sleep patterns? Night Shift can help!
November 1, 2017
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How to use Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting on the iPhone 8 Plus
What exactly is Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, and how do you use it? Here's everything you need to know.
September 29, 2017
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How to use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus / X
The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus come with a brand new camera feature: Portrait Lighting, and Apple says it is way more than just a filter. The company has allegedly spent countless hours setting up studio lights and studying the renaissance masters to understand and bring portrait lighting to your iPhone pictures without any additional real light and just a tap away.
September 26, 2017
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How to use QR codes in iOS 11
Come iOS 11, you'll be able to scan and interact with QR codes natively -- no need to download a separate app.
September 14, 2017
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How to use Reachability on iPhone X
Using Reachability on the iPhone X is fairly simple, even without the Home button.
November 8, 2017
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How to use Siri to help you do your banking
Siri can transfer money, check your balance, and more (as long as your bank supports it)!
September 28, 2017
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How to use tables in Notes in iOS 11
You can create and edit tables right in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how!
October 3, 2017
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How to use the Coloring feature on the Galaxy Note 8
Coloring is one of the most enjoyable features on the Note 8. Here's how to use it!
October 12, 2017
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How to use the document scanner on iPhone and iPad
Apple's document scanner might be the only scanner you'll ever need, ever again.
October 3, 2017
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How to use the iPhone 8 Plus camera: The ultimate guide
The iPhone 8 Plus has two lenses: wide-angle and telephoto. Here's how to use them!
October 2, 2017
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How to use the People album in Photos for Mac
You can quickly track down all pictures you've taken of friends and family using the People album in Photos for Mac. Everyone gets their own profile.
September 5, 2017
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How to view and share playlists with friends in Apple Music
Here's how you can share your playlists with friends in Apple Music in iOS 11.
October 10, 2017
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How To Wipe Your Phone Before You Sell It
So you've got your eyes on that shiny new Pixel 2, or maybe you're getting ready to go (almost) all-screen with the iPhone X. Since you'll be getting a new phone, you won't need your old one anymore.
October 10, 2017
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How turn on (and make sense of) the LG V30's Quad DAC
The LG V30 may be quite a departure from its predecessors (where's my ticker screen?), but that doesn't mean LG's abandoned all of its more interesting ideas.
September 5, 2017
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How your iPhone can save your life
Your Apple smartphone can be useful in some emergency situations, even if you can't always get online.
September 29, 2017
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How 'waterproof' is my phone? What those IP numbers really mean
How do I tell what those IP ratings on my phone really mean? Just because a phone is rugged doesn't mean it will survive a dunk in the pool.
November 9, 2017
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How's your Galaxy Note 8's battery life been?
Not everyone uses their phone the same way, or gets the same battery life.
October 2, 2017
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HP denies rumours Elite x3 is for the axe, admits coveting neighbour's OS
Expect multi-OS gear next year
September 26, 2017
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HP Elite x3 -- end of life?
Hewlett Packard is still selling the HP Elite x3, a Windows 10 based higher end smartphone. But it seems this product is a kind of 'lame duck' or 'dead horse', because it has reached end of life -- just one year after HP introduced this smartphone in Spring 2016.
September 25, 2017
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HP Elite x3 now available on Verizon, Windows Mobile is not dead (yet)
Microsoft this week started selling a Verizon-compatible HP Elite x3 - following months of speculations about this. Originally released in 2016, the HP Elite x3 is a high-end smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, a platform that Microsoft will no longer be focusing on.
November 2, 2017
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HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone
For now, the Elite x3 stands alone as the embodiment of Microsoft's PC-as-phone vision.
October 10, 2017
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HP Elite x3 still coming to Verizon?
During July, which seems so long ago, there was talk that the HP Elite x3 was heading to Verizon. For those of you unfamiliar with the Elite x3, it is a highly spec'd Windows 10 Mobile powered phablet.
September 28, 2017
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HP is ditching the last serious Windows phone
HP has canceled plans to build out a line of Windows phones due to Microsoft's general disinterest in continuing to battle Google and Apple on mobile. Nick Lazaridis, president of the EMEA regions at HP, told The Register that HP decided "it doesn't make sense" to continue making Windows phones because Microsoft "decided on a change in strategy" and is now "less focused" on Windows mobile.
October 5, 2017
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HP is not ending sales of the Elite x3 until at least 2019
Earlier today, WindowsUnited reported that HP will discontinue sales of the Elite x3 this November. The report has been making the usual rounds on the internet, and frankly, the news wouldn't be surprising given the state of Windows 10 Mobile and the lack of hardware.
September 25, 2017
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HP says it won't stop selling Elite x3 this year
HP is always responding to customer feedback to deliver the best product experiences. We remain committed to our mobility strategy and vision and will sell the Elite x3 through 2019 while continuing to enhance our portfolio delivering multi-OS devices, accessories and workflow transformation solutions. Mobility is an exciting and rapidly evolving area, and HP will continue to explore ways to address our customers' mobile computing needs.
September 25, 2017
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HTC 10 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
while others wait, the U.S. unlocked HTC 10 has Android 7.0.
December 22, 2016
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HTC America announces new financing program prior to unveiling of the U11 Plus
With the HTC U11 Plus expected to be unveiled November 2nd, consumers might be happy to learn that HTC America has teamed up with TD Bank to introduce the HTC Financing Program. This new financing option will be offered to those using the HTC.com website to make a purchase of $599 or more on mobile devices and accessories.
October 24, 2017
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HTC 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 Squeezes the U11 Family, Adding the HTC U11 life
Today HTC is expanding its U11 series from one member into three, with the introduction of the U11 life and the U11+. The two new parts are designed to sit above and below the current standard U11 model, with the U11 life aiming at a more price competitive 'lifestyle' market, while the U11+ (U11-plus) sits at the top of the pile and is being touted for HTC super-fans who want a little bit more from their U11.
November 2, 2017
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HTC teases official render of U11 Plus
The phone will include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, glass back, and a single camera.
October 24, 2017
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HTC U 11 Android 8.0 Oreo in final stages of development
It really doesn't come as a surprise, but apparently, HTC is just that much closer to releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its U11 handset. LlabTooFeR on Twitter, who has a good track record when it comes to HTC products, let it be known that the Android 8.0 update is in the final stages of development and should arrive in November or December.
October 20, 2017
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HTC U 11 Life rumored to have Android Oreo, Edge Sense, IP67 rating around $400
Another step in the process of moving Android One toward higher-end phones.
October 3, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins
HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google.
October 18, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus leak shows display with far smaller bezels
HTC is rumored to announce the U11 Plus, an updated successor to the U11 at an event in November, but an early leak from TENAA (China's version of the FCC) has given us an early look at the new smartphone, as spotted by Droid Life.
October 20, 2017
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HTC U 11 Plus: all new features to expect
The sacred November date is fast approaching, and we are all awaiting with bated breath the arrival of a flagship to rule them all. No, not that date, but the date when HTC is said to unveil its own take on the "bezel-less" trend, or thereabouts, the U11 Plus. Fret not, though, it won't be that bezel-less, so you would still find the BoomSound speakers and the Edge Sense squeezability feature on the side.
October 24, 2017
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HTC U 11 Review: U can't go wrong with this one
The HTC U11 is the 2017 flagship device from the struggling Taiwanese phone-maker. Coming on the heels of the disappointing sales of its high-end model from last year, the U11 has had a lot to prove in order to keep HTC in the smartphone game.
September 4, 2017
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HTC U 11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body
Allegedly called HTC U11+ (or HTC U11 Plus), the new handset is expected to sport a 5.99-inch near-bezel-less screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
October 18, 2017
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HTC 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 U11 Life coming to the U.S. via T-Mobile, globally as Android One model
A return to the the lower price segment by HTC.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 life is official, will try to squeeze into your mid-range budget
HTC has announced the almost-immediate availability of its latest mid-range smartphone, which it lovingly calls U11 life. Physically resembling the flagship U11, the U11 life aims to bring the signature features that made the U11 a good smartphone to a more affordable market
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life officially revealed, a budget-friendly take on the flagship
Earlier today, HTC officially introduced the high-end U11+, but that's not the only thing HTC is launching today. The company also unveiled a mid-range smartphone -- the U11 Life -- which is basically a trimmed down budget-friendly version of the HTC U11.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life price and release date
The HTC U11 Plus, the company's just-announced Snapdragon 835 flagship phone, will not make it to the United States, but HTC has something in a different class that looks very appealing as well and is actually coming to the US: the HTC U11 Life, a new mid-range contender.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review:
Stuck between a good deal and a hard place
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class
HTC's U11 Life has the features of a premium phone but costs half as much.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life review: High style at a low price, with compromises
HTC's bringing a budget phone back to the U.S., and it's hoping the U11 name will help it out this time around.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life size comparison versus iPhones, Galaxy and mid-range phones
The HTC U11 Life is... well, live, and it is the company's newest affordable phone that will be sold in the United States.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 Life specs: 5.2-inch display, 2600mAh battery, and Snapdragon 630
Here's what HTC can pack into a phone for under $400.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11 versus HTC U11 life: what's different, what's similar?
So, HTC dropped a pair of brand new phones -- the HTC U11 life and HTC U11+. The latter is a version of the flagship U11, but with a new, 18:9 display to meet current trands. Unfortunately, that one will only be sold in select markets across Europe and Asia. What will be a bit more widely available, including in the US, is the HTC U11 life -- an upper-midrange handset, made to look like the flagship.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ combines U11 camera specs with large 6-inch display
HTC has launched the HTC U11+ which shares many characteristics with its smaller cousin U11. Both phones are powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset and come with, depending on region, 4 or 6GB of RAM. They also share the same camera specifications that made the U11 one of the best camera phones in 2017.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ is announced with 18:9 HDR display, translucent back design, huge battery
HTC just announced what's quite possibly its best smartphone ever, and if you live in the US, you can't have one.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ specs: 6-inch LCD, Snapdragon 835 and 3930mAh battery
Snapdragon 835, Oreo, and an enormous battery.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ started life as a Google Pixel 2 XL project -- but the story isn't that simple
Oh how things could've gone differently.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 XL: Autumn flagship specs comparison
HTC U11+ is now official with a pretty intriguing translucent design and some rather saucy specs, including a rather large battery at the rear.
November 2, 2017
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HTC U11+ wallpapers are now available for download
All of HTC's wallpapers from the U11+ are up for grabs to download and use on any phone.
November 6, 2017
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HTC U11: U-hoo. Look over here! Two new phones! We're Not Actually Dead
Google's new best buddy will revive Android One
November 2, 2017
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HTC will launch a dual-camera phone in 2018, after giving up on them last year
After being so early to the dual-camera game that the company later had to abandon it, HTC plans to return to producing phones with dual-camera systems sometime next year. Engadget reports that HTC's smartphone division president, Chialin Chang, says the company will "definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we'll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out."
November 2, 2017
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HTC 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 bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs
At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker -- until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.
October 18, 2017
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HTC's new financing program lets you grab a shiny new phone for $0 down
As bezels get thinner and cameras get better, prices of today's smartphones also get higher. Monthly payments when buying a phone through a carrier help to make these rising costs more manageable, but if you want to purchase a phone unlocked and directly through the manufacturer, these options sometimes aren't available. HTC is revamping its own financing program today under the new name of "HTC Financing", and it doesn't sound half-bad.
October 24, 2017
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HTC's next handset could be translucent
Over the past couple of months, we have heard numerous rumors about HTC's upcoming smartphone, the U11 Plus. While it is still unknown as to when it will make its debut, it appears that the handset will offer something unique when it comes to its design.
October 31, 2017
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HTC's U11 Life is most of the U11 for a lower price
Premium looks for plebian price
November 2, 2017
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HTC's U11 Plus is getting a retro see-through color option
HTC is almost certainly announcing a new flagship this week, rumored to be called the U11 Plus. Though the headline feature is that HTC is joining the small bezels party, the U11's best feature might be a translucent body. Yes, kind of like an old Game Boy.
November 1, 2017
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HTC's U11+ is a beautiful bezel-less upgrade to its squeezable flagship
After releasing an uninspiring bunch of phones over the past couple of years, HTC bounced back earlier this May with its squeezable U11, which let you do things like launch an app or take a picture just by gripping it tightly around the sides.
November 2, 2017
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Huawei Announces Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Smartphones
Huawei has announced the successor(s) to the Mate 9 smartphone with the new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which feature a new "3D Glass Body" industrial design along with the new Kirin 970 processor and other improvements.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei appears to be testing Android 8.0 Oreo on the Mate 9
Huawei could be closing in on updating the Huawei Mate 9 to Android 8.0 (Oreo). The phone appeared on benchmark test website Geekbench, powered by the latest build of Android.
September 26, 2017
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Huawei breaking records in 2017, over 100 million smartphones shipped so far
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has managed to ship over 100 million smartphones for the first three quarters of 2017. This translates to a year-over-year increase of 19%, which means that the company has a very high chance of surpassing the 140 million units it shipped in 2016.
October 24, 2017
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Huawei confirms 4,000 mAh battery for its Mate 10 flagship
We're less than two weeks away from Huawei's big unveiling event and the Chinese company has picked up the pace concerning teasers. The Mate 10, and possibly all its other models, are going to be almost similarly specced, so there will be a couple of differences.
October 5, 2017
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Huawei could start selling its own "Made for Huawei" accessories
Undoubtedly, Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, as the Chinese company sells millions of handsets every year. To increase the margin profit of its products, Huawei has decided to start developing some components in-house. Huawei's Kirin chipsets are inside most of its flagships, but lately, they have been embedded in some of the company's mid-range smartphones.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei doubles down on software with fast Mate 9 Oreo update, monthly security patch goal
Huawei's software boss confirms Mate 9 Oreo update scheduled for four weeks after the Mate 10 launch. Huawei will target monthly security updates for its new flagships. And the company is already working with Android P.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei has a "working" foldable phone, could release it next year
Huawei, which recently announced the interesting Mate 10 smartphone series, has exciting plans for the next few years. According to Cnet, the company is working on a foldable phone that could be released as early as 2018 - perhaps at about the same time with Samsung's long-rumored Galaxy X foldable phone.
October 20, 2017
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Huawei launches the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, phones that get smarter with time
Today, Huawei held an event in Munich where the company announced its newest flagship handsets, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, along with a Porsche Design flavor of the Pro. They're the first phones to use the firm's in-house Kirin 970 chipset, which includes a Neural Processing Unit (NPU); Huawei says that this is no longer a smartphone, as this is an intelligent machine.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei leapfrogs Apple to become world's second largest smartphone vendor
For a very long time, Samsung and Apple have ruled the smartphone industry, not necessarily through innovation, but through the constant high number of smartphones sold each year. However, it looks like other brands are closing in to dethrone the two from their leadership positions.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro announced: AI-focused flagships with dual f/1.6 cameras, giant batteries + Oreo
Huawei unveils two new flagship phones -- but only one will be coming to the U.S. and UK.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 + Mate 10 Pro hands-on preview
Huawei's latest Oreo-powered flagship phones combine AI smarts with dual f/1.6 cameras and, of course, enormous batteries.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro allegedly leak in official renders
The Huawei Mate 10 series has thus far proven to be quite the head-scratcher: so far we've heard of at least three different models -- Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite -- but there is allegedly a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well, though we know next to nothing about it. And to further complicate the matter, the Mate 10 Lite seems to have already been made official under a completely different name, even though the series' launch event is set for October 16.
September 25, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro come with SuperCharge batteries that are safety certified
Huawei's newest high-end smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, have a lot of common features - which is not surprising, since they're part of the same family of devices. One thing that users will likely appreciate on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro is battery life. Both handsets pack 4000 mAh batteries that can last up to two days and feature SuperCharge - according to Huawei, this fast-charge technology can provide "a whole day's use with a single 20-minute charge."
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro price and release date
Huawei just got off the stage where it announced the next big horses in the Mate line stable, namely the 10 Pro and its pretty offspring, the Mate 10. Packed to the gills with all that's modern and dandy, the phones are the culmination of Huawei's multiyear effort to sit next to Samsung and Apple when the jury gives out the market share awards, and it is currently sitting right behind them indeed, in profits included.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro specs
See how Huawei's two new flagship phones measure up.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 lock screen video shows pretty colors, 2:1 aspect ratio
Extra-tall Huawei flagship will focus on 'smart colors' on its lock screen.
September 12, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly headed to AT&T
One of Huawei's newest high-end smartphones, the Mate 10 Pro, might be released via AT&T in the coming months. According to XDA, which obtained some firmware files revealing pre-installed AT&T apps on a Mate 10 Pro, the handset won't be sold by any other US carrier, so it's going to be an AT&T exclusive product.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review:
A beautiful, big-screen bruiser
November 13, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro rumor review: design, specs, price, and everything else we know so far
After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is preparing to end 2017 with a bang. In case you haven't heard, this "bang" will come in the form of Huawei's Mate 10 series.
October 6, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the best of the rest: size comparison
Out of the three Huawei smartphones unveiled today, the Mate 10 Pro is certainly the one that attracts the most attention. The Chinese company has clearly played to its strengths with its latest top-end handset, as it features a nearly bezel-less design, the powerful AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, and a very capable Leica-branded main dual-camera.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro versus Galaxy S8+ versus iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison
So, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro got just announced, and despite the name, it's a slightly toned-down version of the Mate 10. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's how things work around here.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 scores 97 on DxOMark, one point behind Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 is about to face some stiff competition from Huawei's freshly released Mate 10 Pro flagship. Popular image quality authority DxOMark has awarded the new Mate 10 the impressive score of 97 -- coming second only to the Pixel 2.
October 20, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 specifications leaked a week before launch
In less than a week, Huawei will be launching its next-generation flagship, the Mate 10. The company claims it will be a more powerful device than Apple's iPhone, and expects it to enable the company to more forcefully compete with the Cupertino giant.
October 10, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison
The Huawei Mate 10 is now official, aiming to disrupt the space.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Galaxy Note 8 versus LG V30: Specs comparison
So, the Mate 10 is here, but is it going to take the crown of the Android space?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 versus Google Pixel 2 XL: size comparison
After introducing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is concluding 2017 with a bang. In case you haven't heard, this bang comes in the form of the company's Mate 10 lineup which just broke cover during a launch event in Munich, Germany.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 versus Mate 10 Pro: what are the differences?
If you could have any phone in the world, regardless of price and availability, which one would it be? Chances are a Huawei handset wouldn't be at the top of the average consumer's wishlist, despite the fact that the Chinese company makes solid high-end smartphones that sell by the millions.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 video shows lock screen with text color that matches the wallpaper
The Huawei Mate 10 is expected to be unveiled on October 16th. We've already learned that the device will be powered by Huawei's new home-grown Kirin 970 chipset, which will include a dedicated chip for Augmented Reality. We expect the screen to weigh in at 5.9-inches and carry a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The aspect ratio, which you can probably work out for yourself, is 18:9. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will wear the QHD+ screen in the family, with a 1440 x 2880 resolution. Huawei is calling its edge-to-edge screen a "full vision display."
September 12, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10, Pro and Porsche Design: all the official images
Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro are now official, and are as pretty as they were shown on the leaked renders, coming a variety of stylish colors, and in a screen-to-body ratio to die for. With reinforced glass bodies that have a uniform hue at the front and the back, they are certainly lookers, especially the Porsche Design model that comes with ceramic casing and a strip that follows the direction of the camera lens on the back. Which one is your fav?
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Mate 10/10 Pro: Hands-on with the "Intelligent Machine"
In some ways, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are familiar offerings from smartphone giant Huawei. They offer high-capacity batteries, Leica-branded cameras, and a user interface long on features (and short on restraint). But the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro also bring more genuinely exciting stuff to the table than any of their forebears.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet: Which storage size should you buy?
Picking the right tablet can make a difference.
November 8, 2017
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Huawei P9, P9 Plus shipments exceed the 10 million mark
The P9 is Huawei's first flagship series to cross the 10 million mark.
December 28, 2016
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Huawei passes Apple for second in global smartphone market share
While Apple and Samsung continue to battle it out for the hearts and dollars of North American smartphone consumers, Chinese company Huawei has jumped past Apple on the global stage for second place in sales market share. Just don't expect to find any of Huawei's phones in the top 10 most popular devices.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei Reveals Price and Specs For Upcoming Line of Mate 10 Phones
Huawei has officially unveiled its next flagship phone, the Mate 10. Like many other flagship phones of this year, the Mate 10 will feature an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels. From what we've seen, the phone itself certainly looks nice featuring a large display and bright colors though that is to be expected of Huawei.
October 19, 2017
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Huawei sells more smartphones than Apple
With a couple of notable exceptions, Apple consistently ranks as the second largest smartphone manufacturer based on sales. It's something that we've become accustomed to. No other vendor, except Samsung, has managed to beat it.
September 6, 2017
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Huawei spills an eye-searing shade of blue on the Honor 9
Honor is releasing its Honor 9 phone in a new "robin egg blue" shade. The turquoise is certainly unique, although I'm not sure whether that's a good thing. We all want our phones to stand out, but this blue makes my eyes hurt a little bit? It's just so bright and so turquoise. I want to put it in an Easter basket. It shouldn't leave the Easter basket.
September 1, 2017
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Huawei teases the Mate 10 with an AI-focused clip
The Huawei Mate 10 might not be a smartphone, but it will be packed with some pretty interesting AI tech.
September 29, 2017
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Huawei unveils Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with Leica dual-cam and AI-powered features
Chinese manufacturer Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10, at an event in Munich today. And like previous high-end Huawei models, the Mate 10 comes with a camera that has been developed in cooperation with Leica--this gets you not only a Leica badge on the device's back plate but also a very promising looking dual-cam setup that combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome chip.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei unveils the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: putting the "smart" back in "smartphone"
Just like most other large players in the smartphone space, Huawei's high-end strategy is divided in two: it releases one "conventional" flagship series early in the year -- the last of which was the P10 -- and another, more niche one whose distinguishing feature is usually its larger size.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) silently introduced in Europe: metal body, low price
The sequel to the Huawei Y6 Pro has just been silently introduced in Europe. The budget-friendly smartphone will soon be available for purchase in select markets for only €179. Potential customers can choose either of the three color options: black, gold and silver.
October 13, 2017
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Huawei: Mate 10 "is not a smartphone"
Huawei today revealed a brand new teaser video with the purpose of making fans excited about the upcoming Mate 10 smartphone series. In the video - embedded below - Huawei actually argues that the Mate 10 "is not a smartphone", but "an intelligent machine," as it sees, thinks, and learns "like us, for us."
September 29, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro bring larger screens, better cameras, and bigger brains
Meet the Neural Processing Unit.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro get dual cameras, AI tech
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrive today with a full load of trendy features. Each phone packs the new supercharged Kirin 970 octa-core processor and funky dual camera on the back but also wraps them up in a slick-looking body with glass on the front and back. Apparently the Mate 10 Pro is the "main" one, and it's that one that we'll be able to buy in the UK (both models will be available in Australia). No US release for either phone has been announced yet.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 blends AI into every part of the smartphone experience
New neural processing unit promises to make the Mate 10 your smartest smartphone.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 flagship series comes in 3 bezel-less flavors to take on the iPhone
Huawei has been making noise for months about its upcoming flagship/iPhone killer, the Mate 10. At a launch event in Munich, it unveiled three variants of the flagship handset: the 5.9-inch Mate 10, the 6-inch Mate 10 Pro (pictured above) and a Porsche Design edition of the Pro.
October 16, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 10 Pro could make its way to AT&T stores in the U.S.
Huawei is getting serious about the U.S. market.
November 9, 2017
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Huawei's budget smartphone now has a tall display and narrow bezels
Huawei announced its next-generation budget phone today: the Honor 7X. The biggest change over last year's device, the Honor 6X, has a new aspect ratio and screen dimensions. This is the company's first device with an 18:9 display. You'll notice it still has bezels, although they're minimized, and the screen size is slightly longer, at 5.93 inches. The 6X had a 5.5-inch screen.
October 11, 2017
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Hundreds of new Emoji coming in iOS 11.1!
iOS 11.1 is coming and, with it, hundreds of new emoji for your pictorial expression pleasure.
October 6, 2017
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I miss you, Moto X: Eulogy for a drowned phone
Commentary: It guided me across an ocean, accompanied me to family celebrations and stood by me as I mourned a loved one. Why losing this gadget cut deep.
November 8, 2017
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I prefer my photos RAW: The Best RAW camera apps for shooting with the iPhone!
What are the best RAW camera apps available for my iPhone?
October 11, 2017
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I won't buy a Pixel 2 without a headphone jack
Four reasons why the 3.5mm jack is my linchpin.
September 28, 2017
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I'm in love: A week with Substratum/Andromeda theming
System themes are beautiful, but beautiful things that can come with a lot of baggage.
September 28, 2017
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I'm using an iPhone X already. AMA!
What's it like to use the new iPhone X? Follow CNET's Scott Stein as he spends his first morning with the phone, providing his impressions via Twitter -- and answering your questions, too.
October 31, 2017
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I'm worried that FaceID is going to suck--and here's why
Awkward ergonomics means Face ID will never be faster than a fingerprint sensor.
September 12, 2017
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IDC forecast predicts strong demand for iPhone X in China
Apple's return to growth in the saturated China smartphone market was echoed by a report from IDC, out this morning, which attributes the rise in Apple's market share to the strong sales of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Apple's rebound indicates there's still pent-up demand for iPhones in China, the report also noted. And it forecast the launch of the iPhone X will lead to especially high demand in the region.
November 6, 2017
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IEEE Gives Bluetooth Version Thumbs Up
The global standards body approves 802.15.1, a standard adapted from the Bluetooth specification. the Premier Event for Search Engine Marketing & Optimization.
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If Microsoft is the 'platform for everything,' does it really need a phone?
Before smartphones, Windows was the platform for virtually all personal computing.
September 29, 2017
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If you like your notch, you can keep your notch: Apple's web design tips for the iPhone X
If you like your notch, you can keep your notch - that's in a nutshell the WebKit development advice that Apple is giving in the new guidelines for browsing on the "all-screen" iPhone X. That the cutout area where Apple houses the Face ID camera kit will be a challenge for developers is a foregone conclusion, and developers have already come up with flexible solutions to incorporate it in their apps and websites.
September 25, 2017
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If you must use Prisma-style art filters on your photos, try Portra
Prisma took the world by storm when it launched last year with its AI-powered art filters for your photos. It was a neat trick that eventually expanded to video and selfie stickers, and even prompted Facebook to copy it. But I've hardly ever found the results appealing.
October 20, 2017
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If you still want to buy Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL in the UK, you can get one now for £275
Two weeks ago, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of the company's entire range of Lumia Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the UK. all four handsets are coming to the end of their retail lies, and all unlocked models of the phones also sold out on the company's US store this week.
December 28, 2016
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If you want a Pixel 2 XL, you'd better order one right now
So hey, Google dropped two new Pixel phones the other day. Cool, right? Especially that XL model, the design on that one looks pretty nice. Maybe you should buy it, last year's models seemed good -- but yeah, you'd probably wait until it's released and see what the reviews say first, just to be on the safe side. That's the sensible thing to do, right?
October 6, 2017
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If your iPhone X comes 'late,' Face ID might be to blame
The parts that makes Apple's Face ID possible are reportedly running into production problems.
September 26, 2017
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If your screen is damaged, don't play in VR
A cracked phone screen can ruin your adventures in VR.
November 6, 2017
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iFixit 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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iFixit rips apart the Pixel 2 XL, checks out Google's first consumer SoC
See the internals of Google's latest flagship.
October 19, 2017
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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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Incoming: Google starts shipping its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't supposed to make their official retail debuts until October 19, but it looks like some lucky folks are getting their handsets a day early. Google started the pre-order process of both handsets the day they were unveiled on October 4. While some might receive their handsets today, others will be waiting - as there is a delay in shipment extending out several weeks, possibly even into late November.
October 18, 2017
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Impossibly beautiful puzzle game Monument Valley 2 is coming to Android
Monument Valley 2 is one of the most beloved original puzzle games for iPhone: it features a touching story, but also ingenious level design and some impossible mechanics that captivate players.
October 18, 2017
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In a first, Android apps abuse serious "Dirty Cow" bug to backdoor phones
The critical Linux vulnerability is exploited on Android 1 year after coming to light.
September 26, 2017
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In iOS 11, toggling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 'off' doesn't work. Here's why.
Apple has come under fire for making changes in iOS 11 that enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to remain on even after a device is put in Airplane Mode, potentially exposing users to security risks.
October 10, 2017
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In light of Pixel 2 Issues, Google Offers Extended Two-Year Warranty
Despite being a great smartphone, the Pixel 2's launch has been marred by a number of issues such as display problems on the Pixel 2 XL and an annoying "clicking" noise on both models. The Pixel 2 is still a very good phone, but Google still has some bugs to work out.
November 13, 2017
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In with the old, out with the new: Apple iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8
KeyBanc Capital Markets conducted an in-store survey of Apple iPhone sales and discovered something interesting. The 2016 Apple iPhone 7 is outselling this year's brand spanking new Apple iPhone 8. Usually, when the latest iPhone model is launched, it swamps older versions when it comes to sales.
October 16, 2017
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India's leading mobile wallet Paytm heads to Canada to facilitate bill payments
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
March 17, 2017
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Indian carrier will repurchase certain iPhone models after one year, for 70% of your cost
As Apple's fortunes in China have turned south, the company has tried to pump up sales in India. Of course, as a developing economy, the price of a new iPhone is rather steep which is why the Apple iPhone SE is being manufactured in the country.
September 29, 2017
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Indie gamers rejoice! Permanent "Indie Games" section added to Apple's App Store
After releasing its 12-day "Celebrating Indie Games" event, Apple is now taking another huge step to promote independent game developers and their titles. the App Store now features a dedicated Indie Games section, which is currently highlighted on the main page of the digital distribution platform through a new thumbnail dubbed "Celebrating Indie Games".
March 17, 2017
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Inside Android Oreo's Quest To Protect Your Phone
Android's recently released Oreo update packs in plenty of features, including a battery life boost and a notifications rethink. But Oreo's most important improvements will happen behind the scenes, with a host of security updates designed to evolve with ever-expanding digital threats.
September 1, 2017
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Inside Apple's Struggle to Get iPhone X to Market on Time
As of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn't have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. The challenge was how to make the sophisticated phone--with advanced features such as facial recognition--in large enough numbers.
October 26, 2017
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Instant Apps in Google Play let you try out apps without installing them
As well as unveiling a new bug bounty program for select Android apps, Google has also announced a number of changes to its Play Store. The first is the introduction of Instant Apps to Google Play, giving users the chance to try out apps without even having to install them.
October 20, 2017
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Introducing GameStash, the best new way to get unlimited Android games!
A great new Android gaming service, like Netflix for Android games!
October 19, 2017
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iOS 11 battery drain is a real problem, study shows
Big new software upgrades might be awesome and exciting, but they are often accompanied by some unpleasant teething troubles. Apple's introduction of iOS 11 is the latest example of this, as many users reported a variety of problems after they updated to the latest version of the software.
October 3, 2017
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iOS 11 is already on more devices than iOS 10; Android 8 Oreo is still exclusive to the chosen few
It has been three weeks since iOS 11 finally launched officially and was available to users worldwide. The new operating system brought about tons of changes -- like the new control center, screen recording, a new notification dropdown, among others -- and came with its own fair share of bugs, which Apple has been hard at work ironing out, as we are now up to patch 11.0.3.
October 13, 2017
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iOS 11 for iPhone Review
iOS gets updated every year, but Apple has settled into a pattern in which the iPad gets the lion's share of the improvements one year, and the next year is for the iPhone. Sorry iPhone users, the focus is on iPad in 2017, but that doesn't mean this new version has nothing for smartphones.
September 28, 2017
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iOS 11 gets emoji, security update ahead of iPhone X launch
Along with iOS 11.1, you also can download WatchOS 4.1 to access streaming music and a new Radio app.
October 31, 2017
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iOS 11 is causing massive battery drain problems
A study conducted by security research firm Wandera shows that iOS 11 is causing iPhone and iPad batteries to drain faster than ever -- much faster. The difference between iOS 10 and iOS 11 is anything but minor; batteries can drain in half the amount of time following the upgrade.
September 25, 2017
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iOS 11 review: Evolutionary metamorphosis
It's certain that in a few months' time the vast majority of contemporary iPhones and iPads worldwide will be running iOS 11, the next major software update that will be hitting Apple devices.
September 12, 2017
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iOS 11 said to cause massive 60% battery decline
A lot of people out there who use an iPhone jump on the latest flavor of iOS as soon as it is launches. The problem with updating as soon as the update lands is that Apple has a history of putting out updates that cause problems for users. It appears that iOS 11 falls into the problem causing side of things. Reports indicate that iOS 11 has significantly impacted the battery life for iPhone and iPad users.
September 25, 2017
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iOS 11 uptake leaves iOS 10 -- and Android 8 -- in the dust
One month after its release, Apple's iOS 11 has blown past its predecessor and is now on more than half of all iPhones and iPads. That's in stark contrast to Android Oreo, which is on less than half of 1% of all Android devices even though it's been out longer.
October 19, 2017
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iOS 11.1.1 is here: It fixes the autocorrect bug and a "Hey Siri" issue
As expected, a quick fix comes before iOS 11.2.
November 9, 2017
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iOS 11.1.1 update finally fixes that A[?] bug
You can go back to typing capital-I now.
November 9, 2017
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iOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system
Learn all about the upcoming iOS 11, including its release date, top features, and biggest changes from iOS 10.
September 6, 2017
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iOS 11: How to take great photos with the Camera app
When it comes to photography with the new iPhones, all the attention goes to the hardware and the improved sensors that can reduce noise and produce photos with better definition in more circumstances.
October 30, 2017
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iOS 11: Why developers are embracing Apple's ARKit
With a huge user base, the only problem for AR development will be developer skills: Udacity and Unity want to help.
October 5, 2017
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iOS 12 wish list: VIP for all messages, not just mail
VIP lets you create a separate group and notification priority for the contacts that matter the most to you. But only in Mail. That's not enough.
September 29, 2017
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iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US
iOS and Samsung's U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple's smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data.
October 13, 2017
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iOS apps can secretly record and take pictures once you've given them camera permission
If you want to be sure nobody is spying on you through your laptop's webcam, the best thing you can do is cover the lens--but the same might actually be true for the camera on your Apple smartphone.
October 30, 2017
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iOS Camera Permission Lets Apps Take Photos Without Telling You
Apple has a reputation, rightly or wrongly, for taking security on its iOS platform very seriously. Developer Felix Krause recently called attention to a simple hack that can be used to steal passwords on iOS, and now he's back with another potential Apple security hole. According to Krause, the way Apple manages the camera app on iOS opens the door for apps to spy on users and upload footage to the internet.
October 30, 2017
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iOS explained: How each version of Apple's mobile OS evolved
With iOS 11 due to be released later this month, here's a look at how Apple's iPhone operating system has changed and grown since 2007.
September 7, 2017
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iOS Siri and Search, and macOS Spotlight, are now powered by Google
Apple is switching from Microsoft Bing to Google search to power Siri and Search in iOS, and Spotlight in macOS. The changeover is taking place right now, and should be complete by the end of the day.
September 25, 2017
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iPhone 6S, 7 and SE get $50 to $100 price cuts
The iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7Plus and SE remain on sale at new, lower prices. Are they good deals?
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 7 is outselling newer iPhone 8 handsets, analyst says
The new Apple iPhone 8 handsets are facing stiff competition from the units they were supposed to replace, according to an analyst looking at retail surveys. Apparently, users are also waiting for the release of the more expensive iPhone X on November 3.
October 16, 2017
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iPhone 7 on iOS 11.1 breached three times by security researchers
Security researchers are always trying to find software or firmware holes to exploit so that they can then fix the problem before malicious hackers do the same thing. The two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition in Japan found the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro all vulnerable to various hacks.
November 1, 2017
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iPhone 7 Plus owners report overheating and black screen camera issues
Some iPhone 7 Plus owners are reporting camera issues including streaks of color on images, a completely black screen instead of an image preview, and a warning that the iPhone needs to cool down before the camera can be used (despite no signs of overheating). some affected owners state Apple replaced their iPhone or, in some cases, just the camera module.
December 30, 2016
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus announced with wireless charging, True Tone display, A11 Bionic processor
An iPhone 7S in all but name
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Don't overlook this shiny, speedy upgrade
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may be Apple's "safe bets" in their 2017 iPhone lineup, but it makes improvements over the iPhone 7 in almost every category.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: The curious case of the time-traveling phone
The iPhone 8 is a great phone, but who is it for?
September 28, 2017
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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Wireless charging, Portrait Lighting, and five more features you'll want
Don't call them retro.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 4 things that would have made them even better
Apple did it again -- and again, and again. That is, it just unleashed a whole bunch of new smartphones upon us (okay, just three, but that's still one more than usual), and they all seem pretty good so far.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All the new features
Well, folks, it's official - Apple finally took the wraps off its latest iPhone models. While the anniversary iPhone X clearly stole the show at the Steve Jobs Theater, it can be argued that Apple's financial well-being for the next year largely depends on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 Battery Swells, Splitting Phone Open for Some Users
With the iPhone 8 Plus now on the market the rumors about the device are finally over. The launch hasn't been as smooth as past iPhone launches though with some owners reporting that the battery inside the smartphone is failing, when that failure happens the iPhone is splitting apart at the screen.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 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 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips
The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone 8 may be Apple's least popular model in China
Ahead of iPhone X's launch, Chinese e-commerce sites are slashing prices on the iPhone 8 to encourage sales.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling in at least 6 different reports
A handful of iPhone 8 Plus phones have split apart in at least five different countries in the past 2 weeks, according to various reports.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus camera test: Is it worth the upgrade from iPhone 7 Plus?
The iPhone 8 Plus doesn't appear to be much of an upgrade in terms of its camera--so how exactly does it perform compared to the iPhone 7 Plus?
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus handset reportedly cracks open while charging
Only two incidents reported, and no explanation yet.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery
It's not exactly a revolutionary device, but the iPhone 8 Plus does promise some evolutionary updates in the camera department. Apple claims that low light image quality is improved, thanks to a new image signal processor, and Portrait Mode gets an interesting update in the addition of a beta Portrait Lighting feature.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus 7 Plus: How much better is the new camera?
I toured San Francisco to test out the dual rear shooters on the new 8 Plus and last year's 7 Plus.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8 low light camera shootout: Which is better for taking photos at night?
When it comes to taking pictures in broad daylight, you'd be hard-pressed to point out a recent flagship that's not capable of snapping a good photo. Yes, some are better than others, but we've come to the point where every major smartphone out there is capable of delivering agreeable results when taking pictures during the day.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8: Which dual camera is better?
We tested out the dual cameras on Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung's Note 8 to see which one takes better portraits, landscapes and low-light shots.
September 29, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Galaxy Note 8: Which phone has better video?
See how these dual-camera phones compare when it comes to video quality.
October 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus iPhone 7 Plus cameras compared: is there really much of a difference?
There's no denying that the iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera ever put on an iPhone. After all, it is the latest and greatest iPhone model yet, and Apple has thrown in improvements on both the hardware and the software front. But really, what has changed?
October 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus iPhone X: Spec showdown
Which is the better iPhone on paper--the one that costs more paper? You might be surprised.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone?
Apple's iPhone 8 Plus takes on LG's G6 in our smartphone camera shootout. Let's look at color, clarity, exposure, and overall user experience.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 Plus versus Pixel 2: Which phone records better video?
These two phones go head-to-head in a video camera comparison.
October 19, 2017
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iPhone 8 review:
The status quo upgrade
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 review: The forgotten iPhone
The iPhone 8 is a successful execution of a familiar idea. From the outside, it appears the very definition of an iterative upgrade, and with the bleeding-edge iPhone X on the horizon and scads of Android phones that have had similar features for years, the 8 doesn't seem likely to carve out a lasting legacy for itself as some iPhones have.
September 27, 2017
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iPhone 8 review: The upgrade many people will be looking for
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go Bionic: Better-looking displays, inductive charging, smarter cameras, neural engine processing, AR-optimized -- for everyone not interested in the X-factor.
September 23, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: 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 trade-ins spike ahead of iPhone X, says reseller
One tech recycling site says Apple's new model is already being returned.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 8 versus Samsung Galaxy S8: selfie camera comparison
Whether you're willing to admit it or not, selfies are an important part of everyday culture. You take one when you see something cool on the street; you snap a couple when you meet a friend you haven't seen in months; or, you simply take one when you feel good with the way you look today.
October 13, 2017
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iPhone 8 versus Pixel 2: Battle of the smaller flagship phones
Here's how the two stack up head-to-head.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone 8: Apple has CPU cycles to burn
A referee would have stopped this fight
September 25, 2017
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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus announced
iPhone 8 is officially on the way.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone 8, 'swollen batteries', and what you really need to know
There are a small percentage of battery failures every year for every lithium-ion phone. But that won't stop iPhone 8 'swollen batteries' from making headlines!
September 29, 2017
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iPhone 2018 rumors: A 6.5-inch OLED iPhone is one of three possible new models
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 13, 2017
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iPhone 2018 rumors: Improved data transmission and an iPhone X Plus?
The iPhone X just hit stores, but there's already speculation about 2018's iPhone. We've collected all the rumors right here.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone apps with camera permission: How Apple could better protect our privacy
Granting camera access could let a malicious app take photos and videos of you without your knowledge. Here's what you need to know!
October 26, 2017
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iPhone buyers guide
Which iPhone should you get? We'll help you pick!
October 26, 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 launch X-pectations: 2-3 million units, per KGI
Noted analyist Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone X might be hard to find at first.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone 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 Out-of-warranty Battery Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions
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'iPhone slow': What you need to know about iOS updates
Like horror film franchises, the nightmare of dumb "iPhone slow" stories come back year after year after year... Luckily, so do the dumb story slayers.
October 9, 2017
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iPhone sorts your semi-nude photos in 'brassiere' folder
Users dress down Apple for training its machine learning algorithms on their intimate photos. The phone doesn't sort the photos until you ask it to.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X and 8 will fast-charge with third-party cables
But you'll still need one specialized Apple-only cord to make it all work.
September 26, 2017
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iPhone X and iOS 11 bring a welcome change to iOS lockscreen notifications
The Apple iPhone X will only show lockscreen notifications with actual content when it knows you are the one who is watching and if it's somebody else, they will only see the notification source, but not the notification content itself (which might be sensitive).
October 11, 2017
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iPhone X and iPhone 8 in Canada: Everything you need to know!
If you're in Canada, here's what you need to know about the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X and iPhone 8: Here are all Apple's hype videos
Commentary: You can't just listen to middle-aged men tell you about the products. You have to feel the promotional videos.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X Animoji get a surprising new use: karaoke!
Animoji, the animated emoji characters that mimic your facial expressions live as you speak on the iPhone X, turn out to be able to give familiar songs a twist. You can easily sync your favorite song to an animoji and see a chicken head perform Taylor Swift, the pile of poo singing Justin Bieber songs and a trio of a pig, cat and chicken perform The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone X Announced And Release Date, Specs, Price, Features Revealed
The future of iPhone has been revealed.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X announced with edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and no home button
The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it's called the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone 10"). This new super flagship phone from Apple features an edge-to-edge screen with a notch at the top to accommodate the front-facing camera and new Face ID sensors. It's also, along with the new iPhone models, one of the first iPhones to support wireless charging.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X arrival could slash iPhone 8, Plus output in half
If true, it could be the earliest production cut in iPhone history.
October 19, 2017
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iPhone X basically has a Kinect on the front to enable Face ID
It remains to be seen whether Apple's Face ID will be as convenient as Touch ID (it already failed on stage), but at the very least we can't accuse Apple of not dedicating enough hardware to the task. The front of the new iPhone X has a full-on depth-sensing system much like that of the original Kinect.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X beats Pixel 2's DxO Mark photo score, but loses overall
The iPhone X didn't quite manage to dethrone the Pixel 2's record DxOMark score, but it got awfully close. The iPhone X scored a 97 overall compared to the Pixel 2's 98, but emerged victorious on the photography subscore, managing a 101 to the Pixel 2's 99. The iPhone's overall score ties with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone X Brings Big Changes, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Get a Few
Apple needed to pull out all the stops for the tenth anniversary iPhone, and its response is the iPhone X, which will include an edge-to-edge screen, facial recognition, and wireless charging.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X bumper cases: protect your device, don't hide its style
The iPhone X is well on its way to the lucky ones that managed to pre-order it on time. Of course, there will also be a certain number of devices at the Apple Store physical locations for those that feel like lining up for a chance to get their hands on one. Seeing as the 10th anniversary iPhone is so highly-sought after and quite expensive, it's probably a good idea to try and keep yours intact.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X demand buzz propels Apple shares to all-time high
The company was worth roughly $860 billion as of Monday morning.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models
The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delays for pre-orders mean many customers have yet to receive their devices. That said, iPhone X managed to grab 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales, the firm found.
November 6, 2017
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iPhone X goes on sale, bringing out the true Apple superfans
Apple fans around the world line up to be among those few, those happy few, to get their hands on the iPhone X.
November 2, 2017
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iPhone X not responding in cold weather? Apple's issuing a fix!
Apple will be issuing a software update to address reports of temporary unresponsiveness when iPhone X jumps into the cold.
November 9, 2017
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iPhone X Production Hiccup Could Lead To Shortages
One of the most-talked about features of Apple's upcoming iPhone X -- "Face ID," which allows a user to unlock their phone by looking at it -- is causing a headache for the company: Issues with the facial recognition system are reportedly slowing down production, and could translate into widespread shortages when the high-end phones finally go on sale.
September 27, 2017
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iPhone X Production May Not Have Even Started Yet
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X earlier this month, it was immediately obvious which device had captured the public's imagination.
September 25, 2017
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iPhone X Q&A: Ask us anything!
Thinking of investing a thousand bucks on an iPhone X down the line but somewhat is still stopping you from pulling the gun? Understandable, although it's ground-breaking for an iOS device, many long-time Apple fans might not adapt to all the changes that easily. And then, that price tag...
November 8, 2017
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iPhone X retail box highlights its new design
At its announcement event in September, Apple revealed everything there is to know about the iPhone X--its stunning design, advanced new features, and a price tag that could make your head spin. However, one little secret remained--no one really knew what its retail packaging was going to look like.
October 4, 2017
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iPhone X review by MrMobile: Great, but not grand
By this point, you probably know that the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever offered -- and you might also have heard that it's the best iPhone the company has ever made. Both of these things are true. The question, then, asks itself: is Apple's best phone actually worth a thousand dollars?
November 8, 2017
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iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made
Week one of many with Apple's all-new iPhone X.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X samples touch input at 120Hz for faster, smoother response
It's not ProMotion, but it's perhaps the next best thing.
November 1, 2017
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iPhone X selfie camera makes it all about you
Senior photographer James Martin spent 10 hours testing the front-facing camera in Apple's $1,000 phone. The common selfie will never be the same.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X shows up in new video, showing off its stutter free app switching
We are only a couple days away from the start of pre-orders for the iPhone X but it looks like more units are emerging in the wild. While we saw a relatively nonchalant look at the phone yesterday, today we are getting a small clip that focuses on the app switching capability of the handset.
October 25, 2017
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iPhone X Sold Out Within A Matter of Minutes
After a year of hype and speculation, the iPhone X finally became available for preorder at midnight PST on Friday. Unfourantely for those hoping to get their hands on Apple's latest and greatest smartphone, the device sold out within a matter of minutes.
October 30, 2017
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iPhone X supply shortages will end soon, analyst says
However, several reports hinted that the company is facing production issues which may cause the handset to be in short supply, at least at launch. Previous reports suggest that Apple's iPhone 7 is still outselling the iPhone 8, mainly because people are waiting for the iPhone X to hit the market.
October 20, 2017
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iPhone X Tricks: 16 ways to do more faster!
How do you go Home, switch apps, multitask, invoke Reachability, Siri, Apple Pay, and Accessibility, screenshot, shut down, and reboot on iPhone X? Here's how to survive in a post Home button world!
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X unboxing: Here's what you get inside
A phone isn't exactly the only thing you get when you plunk down $999 for an iPhone X. Here's everything you'll find in the box.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X versus Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30
The new iPhone X offers some flashy features, but it's not the only premium phone available.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X versus iPhone 8 Plus and 8 versus iPhone 7 Plus and 7: What's the difference?
Apple just announced the forthcoming release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Here's how the new models compare to last year's versions.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X versus iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 8 interface comparison: Does it really fit more content?
With the new iPhone X, iOS developers are threading new waters. Apple is debarking from the time-tested 9:16 aspect ratio of the software and now have a whole new slew of guidelines, requirements, and restrictions with the new 2:1 software layout, which should theoretically fit a bit more content on the screen.
November 8, 2017
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iPhone X will up the ante against Note 8's dual rear camera
Apple's highest-end iPhone will match the Galaxy Note 8's cameras, spec for spec.
October 24, 2017
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iPhone X wireless charging won't be available at launch, report suggests
Mere hours ahead of the unveiling of the long-awaited iPhone X (or whatever Apple's gonna call its 10th anniversary iPhone), famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has claimed that wireless charging won't be ready for prime time at the release of the new iPhone.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: 3 reasons you should wait for Apple's $1,000 phone
Our iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reviews are in, and -- spoiler alert -- they're exactly the high-quality updates to last year's iPhones we expected. They're also sensible and safe compared to the bold, brassy, experimental iPhone X that we've all been waiting for. Unless you're set on the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus as your affordable iPhone workhorse, put your buying ambitions on hold until Apple launches its flagship iPhone X on Nov. 3.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: All the new features
You've probably read that a million time today, but the iPhone X is easily Apple's most advanced iPhone yet. With a treasure trove of features that are totally new for the iPhone lineup, it fairly deserves the crown.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone of the future
Tomorrow's smartphone is almost here, and it's called the iPhone X.
September 29, 2017
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iPhone X: Face ID, OLED screen, wireless charging and the other features you'll care about most
Good-bye Home button, hello OLED.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: First impressions from our first 3 days
Media tours, podcasts, taco lunches, trick-or-treating. Our first week with the iPhone X continues, with more real-world experience using the keyboard, screen, cameras and battery life.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X: How Face ID works
It's like a tiny Microsoft Kinect embedded in your phone, plus machine learning.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X: If you get your iPhone X, don't drop it. It'll cost $279 to fix
Tomorrow's smartphone is almost here, and it's called the iPhone X.
October 24, 2017
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iPhone X: The Android Central review
The iPhone X isn't an Android phone, but it's a very good phone that Android users should understand.
November 13, 2017
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iPhone X: You have questions, we have answers
We asked for your iPhone X questions on Twitter -- and you asked some great ones. Here are the answers, based on our time with the phone so far.
October 31, 2017
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iPhone X: Your questions answered! [MrMobile]
You probably don't need me to tell you that the iPhone X is the most exciting Apple product in years. And if you've read Rene Ritchie's insanely in-depth review, you probably don't need me to tell you much else about it, either.
November 1, 2017
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iPhone X's Face ID supposedly got hacked. We have questions
A Vietnamese security software company says it tricked Face ID, which Apple touts as more secure than Touch ID.
November 13, 2017
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iPhone X's TrueDepth camera causing mass production issues
We already knew that there were production glitches early on with the iPhone X, that could keep some people from getting their new phones on time, but a new analyst report suggests that the phone may also be suffering with component shipment issues and the complexity of the unit's TrueDepth camera.
September 25, 2017
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iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is years ahead of the Android competition
The iPhone is rarely the first smartphone to bring a new technology to market, but when Apple decides to implement a novel feature it typically gets it right from the start. This also seems to be the case with the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X, which is said to be a few years ahead of the Android competition.
October 3, 2017
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iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?
8 different ways to narrow down your decision.
October 5, 2017
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iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature wireless charging
Finally! Apple joins other companies, including archrival Samsung, that already offer the feature in their phones.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone X, iPhone 8: Watch the biggest moments from Apple
You don't need to watch Apple's entire keynote to check out the iPhone X or see what's new with the Apple Watch and wireless charging. We've clipped out the biggest moments for you.
September 12, 2017
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iPhone: I'll never give you up, even though you've let me down
I dropped my 2-week old iPhone 8 last week. As I rushed to pick it up, the panic set in, and then I saw it: a crack on the back. It was my first iPhone to crack.
October 20, 2017
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Is Face ID secure? Apple takes on lingering questions
An Apple report should quell most privacy concerns about the iPhone X's facial recognition tech. But the company leaves a few questions unanswered.
September 27, 2017
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Is Google's $129 Pixel 2 insurance actually worth it?
You can shell out $129 to give your Pixel 2 some added peace of mind, but should you?
October 6, 2017
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Is iPhone X Apple's Vista?
Apple is taking a different approach with review units for iPhone X. What does it all mean?
November 2, 2017
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Is LGD working with Apple to develop foldable OLED technologies?
According to the Korea Herald, LG Display started to develop a foldable OLED display specifically for Apple. LG Display is collaborating with LG Innotek who will develop a flexible printed circuit board for the display.
October 11, 2017
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Is metal really a better material than plastic on phones?
Metal and glass might look nice, but phones made out of plastic were never really bad in the first place.
October 10, 2017
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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell
I fear big batts and I cannot lie. Y'all better duck and dive...
October 6, 2017
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Is the Galaxy S8 a better buy than the iPhone X? Here are some reasons it might be...
So, November is nearly here, and with it comes the great holiday shopping. A good time of the year to get yourself a nice, shiny new smartphone, or get nagged into buying one for somebody else. We kid, we kid.
October 20, 2017
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Is the Google Pixel 2 a good replacement for Windows phone converts?
In a world where Microsoft has given up on consumer mobiles, is the Google Pixel 2 a good fit?
October 11, 2017
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Is the Google Pixel 2 a good replacement for Windows users?
In a world where Microsoft has given up on consumer mobiles, is the Google Pixel 2 a good fit?
October 10, 2017
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Is the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in that big of a deal?
A major issue, or just a minor annoyance?
October 20, 2017
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Is the YouTube app killing your iPhone battery? A fix is in the works
There are some doors left open wide in the YouTube client on iOS 11, as plenty of users have taken to the interwebs to complain that their iPhones and iPads updated to the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, are experiencing heat and power consumption issues with it. Depending on whose complaint you listen to, the battery goes down 20% in fifteen minutes to half an hour of watching video, which, by all counts, sounds pretty terrible.
November 13, 2017
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Is there any reason to buy the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone X? Yeah, there are a few
This year's Apple iPhone event was marked by a very special appearance -- the iPhone X. For the first time ever, Apple introduced a total of three handsets -- the familiar-looking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus combo and the futuristic, nearly all-screen iPhone X.
October 20, 2017
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Is there any way to shorten the available Wi-Fi list in macOS and iOS? Unfortunately, no
macOS and iOS displays a list of the Wi-Fi networks in your area, whether they are private or not. This can be helpful, but how often are you able to really use a private network you can see but know nothing about?
November 8, 2017
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Is this Samsung's next high-end Android flip phone?
Live images were spotted of what is said to be a high-end flipper.
November 9, 2017
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Is wireless charging bad for your smartphone?
With Apple adopting wireless charging in the iPhone 8 and X, many users will be tempted to leave their phones on an inductive charging pad all day. Will that hurt the battery?
September 29, 2017
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It was a pleasant summer for iOS with market share gains in 7 out of 9 countries
Just released data has revealed that Apple had a pleasant summer around the world. According to Kantar, seven of the nine markets monitored by the analytical firm saw iOS market share rise on a year-over-year basis during the three months ended in August. In the U.S., Apple's mobile operating system had a 35% market share during the three months, up 3.7 percentage points from the same time period in 2016. Android's share during the same months showed a decline of 2.9 percentage points in the states.
October 13, 2017
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Issues popping up for Apple iPhone X 3D sensor suppliers; low yields could affect production numbers
With Apple slated to deliver the tenth anniversary iPhone X model on November 3rd, a new report published in Japan today says that production issues have cropped up in relation to the production of parts for Face ID.
September 26, 2017
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It's (almost) all-screen: 2017's hottest bezel-less phones, ranked
2017 has undoubtedly turned into the year of the bezel-less smartphone, to the point where it's easy to forget that a year and a half ago most phones didn't look like they were taken straight out of an 80s sci-fi flick. Just for fun, take a look at this 2015 article of ours listing some of the highest screen-to-body ratio devices on the market -- oh my, those bezels! The horror!
October 18, 2017
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It's September 2017, and the Moto X Pure Edition just got Android 7.0
The Moto X Pure Edition is finally being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in the U.S., but does it really matter?
September 28, 2017
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It's getting harder and harder to find good Windows phones -- and that's just sad
As crazy as it may seem to some people, there are still plenty of Windows phone fans who want Windows phones. The problem is Windows phones are becoming increasingly hard to acquire.
September 4, 2017
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It's pronounced 'iPhone Ten'
Hate to be that guy, but the "X" in iPhone X is spoken aloud in the following way:
September 12, 2017
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It's 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 time to rethink how many notifications your phone is showing you
How to tame your endless alerts.
October 18, 2017
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It's surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says
Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to track a person's location and app use through serving ads on mobile apps. The result opens the door for significant privacy invasions through the app-based advertising system.
October 18, 2017
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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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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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Joe Belfiore admits Windows Phone is dead -- only bug fixes and security updates to come for Windows 10 Mobile
Joe Belfiore has finally admitted what we have all known for some time: The Windows Phone dream is dead. Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows used Twitter to make it clear that Windows 10 Mobile will receive "bug fixes, security updates, etc," but adds that "building new features/hw aren't the focus."
October 9, 2017
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Jony Ive on the iPhone and the 'pursuit of excellence'
During an interview at a conference Friday, Apple's design chief discusses higher standards, the creative process and his work with Steve Jobs.
October 6, 2017
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Jony Ive states the iPhone X will evolve to "do things that it can't now"
The iPhone X was announced back in September but finally made its retail debut just last week. While the experience of the handset is no doubt setting in for those that currently have one, an interesting bit of information has popped up from Apple's Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive, that could give details about the future of the handset.
November 9, 2017
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Jony Ive: The iPhone X marks "a new chapter" in design, but Apple has more big ideas in store
Even though it's yet to be released to the public, the iPhone X is already a fairly controversial device. Sure, it has an interesting new design, but many fans have expressed their concerns about the drawbacks associated with it. The two biggest culprits are, of course, the display notch (which may prove to be a distraction when using the phone in landscape mode) and the removal of TouchID (which some people find less obtrusive than using facial recognition).
October 11, 2017
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Just Dance 2018 Demo Page On Xbox One Store Hilariously Lists Support For PlayStation Accessories
While the game will in fact be coming to the Xbox One, it was mistakenly described that the console would support PlayStation accessories.
October 9, 2017
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Just like that: Google Pixel 2 XL 'panda' is now out of stock
The number one issue with the original Google Pixel was that it was just so hard to find and buy in many places. Naturally, everyone who loved that phone, hoped to see the Pixel 2 improved--but also--available!
October 5, 2017
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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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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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KDE's Plasma Mobile Roadmap From A Feature Phone To A Full-Featured Smartphone
Longtime KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has posted a Plasma Mobile roadmap of sorts for those interested in the direction of this mobile KDE stack.
October 31, 2017
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Keep calm and solve your Sudoku with this new AR app for the iPhone
Are you a Sudoku timewaster puzzle master? If not, then read on. Apple's new ARKit has been a boon for developers, and we aren't talking augmented reality success stories like IKEA's virtual sofa placement app. There are actually numerous ingenious ways to utilize the AR software Apple supplies, and one of those solves... Sudoku puzzles for you.
September 25, 2017
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KGI analyst says Apple will offer two iPhone models with an OLED screen in 2018
This year, the Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone ever to use an OLED screen instead of the usual LCD display. Now, KGI Securities well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is forecasting that two 2018 iPhone units will feature an OLED panel.
November 6, 2017
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Kotlin's killin' Java among Android devs
By the end of 2018, says Realm, Kotlin will overtake Java for Android apps
October 10, 2017
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Late stage socialism: China fully blocks WhatsApp
Tough times for devoted WhatsApp users in China - the popular messaging app has been just blocked locally, following several days of spotty functionality on a local scale. It's joining the fold of multiple other ultra-popular apps, services, and websites like Wikipedia, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, most of Google's services, and many others.
September 26, 2017
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Latest OnePlus 5 update resolves KRACK vulnerability
OxygenOS 4.5.14 is rolling out to some users starting today, with a larger rollout taking place over the next few days.
November 2, 2017
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Latest OnePlus 5T render shows slim bezels, rounded corners
Getting up close and personal with the OnePlus 5T's display.
October 30, 2017
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Latest 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 Viber update brings pinned messages, replies in group, more
Viber, one of the many popular messaging apps for mobile devices, is often seen as the underdog. Nevertheless, many favor Viber over other bigger apps like Messenger or WhatsApp, hence the large number of users reported by the developer. If you're one of those Viber fans, then you'll be pleased to know there's a new version available for download.
October 5, 2017
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Law firm recruits Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners for Class Action suit against Google, HTC and LG
With reports that the screen on the Pixel 2 XL suffers from screen burn-in, black smear and other problems, Google could face a Class Action lawsuit filed by those Pixel 2 XL buyers who are having issues with their displays. The phone, manufactured by LG, employs LG Display's 6-inch pOLED screen. The "p" before the OLED acronym stands for plastic, and the display employs a QHD+ resolution.
November 2, 2017
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Lawnchair, the best near-stock Android launcher you've never heard of, is now on the Play Store
On the topic of launchers, we have a pretty good understanding of what makes a third-party offering better than the built-in one - customizability, ease of use, and snapiness, of course. Nova Launcher is the anecdotal default answer when you will most definitely find when you go search for Android launchers, but it's always nice to have some alternatives up in your alley.
October 19, 2017
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Leak hints Razer's first phone will pack killer specs in phablet-sized body
Earlier this summer, Razer came into the spotlight following reports hinting the gaming hardware manufacturer is gearing up to make a foray into the smartphone market. But thanks to a leak from a British website 3G, now we have a better idea of what to expect from its upcoming handset.
October 31, 2017
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Leak shows new Google Pixel 2 XL with and without case
Leaks always happen before big events, and with Google's event on Wednesday to reveal its upcoming product lineup, there are still more tidbits coming out. This time, it is images of the high-end Pixel 2 XL's design.
October 2, 2017
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Leak: iPhone X to get special Dynamic wallpapers to highlight its new OLED display
The upcoming Apple iPhone X is the first-ever iPhone with an OLED (that's organic light-emitting diode) display. The tech has been used by plenty of Android phone manufacturers before, most prominently by Samsung, who is a major player at driving the technology forward with its Super AMOLED brand. In fact, it's Samsung that will be providing the OLED panels for Apple's new flagship.
October 13, 2017
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Leaked Service Eligibility Guidelines show how Apple decides whether to repair or replace iPhones
What are the chances of getting a new iPhone if your handset develops some sort of fault? If you take a damaged or troublesome iPhone into an Apple store, you might be told you're eligible for a repair, or you might walk out with a completely new phone. A newly leaked document shows how Apple decides what treatment you receive.
September 4, 2017
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Lenovo debuts new Android tablet with Moto Tab
While a lot of its computing business is focused on Windows laptops, computers, and the like, Lenovo still manages to squeeze out a tablet every now and then that runs Android. What makes this next one a bit more special is that it is debuting under its Motorola brand.
November 13, 2017
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Lenovo 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 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 will be terribly behind with the Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its phones
Lenovo just revealed that it will be updating its K8 series of devices, the K8, K8 Note, and K8 Plus, to Android Oreo. That is definitely good news for the adopters of said phones as it's always refreshing to hear that your device is getting a taste of the latest software advancements of Google, but one little detail is easily making this whole news a rather bittersweet ordeal.
October 18, 2017
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Let's be honest, no one really needs a $1,000 smartphone
A thousand dollars could be a down payment on a car, a month's rent, a few months of groceries or--it'll get you a smartphone.
October 2, 2017
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Let's talk about the Pixel 2 XL's display controversy
So, the Pixel 2 XL's display...
October 19, 2017
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LG added to Amazon's Prime Exclusives Phones range
LG has partnered up with Amazon to have some of its smartphones included in the Prime Exclusives Phones lineup. Four LG phones, which are unlocked, are joining the range starting from $149.99 for Prime members. The following devices are listed: LG G6, LG G6+, LG Q6, and the LG X Charge.
October 26, 2017
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LG continues to lose money selling smartphones
LG has reported its third quarter earnings, and for the three month period that covers July through September, the mobile division took a loss of $331.17 million. With red ink staring it in the face, the manufacturer focused on the 8% gain year-over-year in mobile revenue, and the 4% revenue gain from this year's second quarter.
October 26, 2017
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LG Electronics' Q3 profits soar, but its mobile division is still struggling
LG Electronics has just posted its operating profit estimates for the third quarter of 2017, and it's fair to say things are a bit of a mixed bag. On the surface, the results are very impressive: the company has achieved an 82.2% year-over-year increase in profit, which is quite the improvement.
October 10, 2017
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LG G5 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
Running Nougat on LG's smaller flagship? we want to know what you think!
December 23, 2016
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LG G6 invite confirms Feb 26 launch at Mobile World Congress
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
January 19, 2017
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LG G6 now available to pre-order in the U.S.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint kick off pre-orders for LG's latest ahead of April 7 street date.
March 17, 2017
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LG G6, G6+, Q6 and X charge available through Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones
Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones is a pretty interesting proposition, giving consumers the option to get a new smartphone at a lower price in exchange for ads and offers. The number of supported devices is not that high though, but Amazon is constantly adding more and more to the list.
October 26, 2017
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LG heads to CES armed with a bevy of new smartphones
New K-series models and a third-gen Stylo round out the company's affordable offerings.
December 22, 2016
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LG hit with a class-action lawsuit over G4 and V10 bootloop problem
A year after LG acknowledged that a large number of G4 handsets sold worldwide is affected by a bootloop issue, allegedly caused by "loose contact between components', the South Korean tech giant is now targeted by a class-action lawsuit filed by disgruntled G4 and V10 owners.
March 17, 2017
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LG is making its own smartphone chipsets again, new trademark filings suggest
Some of you might remember that back in 2014 LG followed in the footsteps of rivals like Samsung and Huawei and launched its own chipset, called NUCLUN. But chances are that you don't, as said chipset only made it to a single, Korea-exclusive device (which also tanked).
October 4, 2017
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LG 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 testing Android 8.0 (Oreo) for the LG G6?
A benchmark test run on Geekbench seems to indicate that LG is testing the new Android 8.0 (Oreo) build of the operating system on the LG G6.
October 30, 2017
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LG uses artist's kinetic art to highlight LG V30's rich multimedia capabilities
LG's new flagship smartphone, the V30 is shaping up to be a great device and the South Korean company is trying to better handle this new found success. There's so much good stuff about the V30 that LG wants everyone to know what it can do.
October 31, 2017
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LG V20 achieves 85 points in DxOMark Mobile testing
The V20 is a high-end smartphone from LG that has been designed with a focus on audiovisual performance. Its camera specification is very similar to the sister model G5. the dual-camera setup combines a 16MP sensor with F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization in the main camera with an 8MP/F2.4 unstabilized wide-angle module, allowing for quick changes of field of view.
December 22, 2016
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LG V30 battery life score is out: big improvements!
The LG V30 is an outstanding camera phone, but with LG falling short in terms of battery life in the past, we wondered whether it has finally improved with the V30.
October 13, 2017
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LG V30 camera app modded for G6, here's how to add the new features
Back when we previewed the new LG V30 a few days ago at the IFA expo prebriefings, we started wondering whether you would need the G6 anymore, for reasons explained in our hands-on of the V30. Well, the new phablet is only slightly larger than the G6, more powerful, and, although it doesn't have Dolby Vision-certified display, it is probably the most media-centric Android at the moment.
September 4, 2017
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LG V30 closer look: Security features, including facial and voice recognition
Yesterday, LG launched the V30, the latest flagship from the company's V-series. It uses a 1440p OLED FullVision display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and more, but it also has a number of security features for unlocking the device, including fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 Floating Bar overview: what it does and how it works
One of the many features that made the LG V10 and V20 stand out was the secondary display situated above their main screen. It hosted shortcuts to apps and contacts, it gave you quick control over your music from any screen, and it displayed notifications even when the phone was in stand-by. But it also occupied some space -- space that LG needed in the V30 to produce a more beautiful phone and to achieve a remarkable screen-to-body ratio.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 navbar customization: how to change the color, rearrange the buttons, or hide it altogether
Navbar customization once used to be a feature reserved for the realm of Android rooting and custom ROMs, but this is not strictly the case anymore! With the number of OEMs allowing users to customize the navigational bars on their phones, to some degree at least, this feature is slowly, but surely, creeping its way into the mainstream. And that's just awesome, we think!
October 20, 2017
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LG V30 Q&A: Your questions answered!
The Note 8, the Pixel 2/2 XL, and the LG V30 are undoubtedly the hottest Android phones out there, with the latter just hitting the shelves in the US. What makes this one particularly exciting is the large scope of neat multimedia features on board: it has a lot going on to differentiate it from the G6, and is without a doubt the most advanced handset LG has ever had in its portfolio.
October 24, 2017
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LG V30 retail price might have just been revealed
At this year's IFA tech show, LG officially announced the latest member of its high-end V series. The Korean company revealed many of the specs and features of its new V30 smartphone, yet it stopped short of providing concrete info about its pricing and availability. Nevertheless, a couple of clues about the MSRP did emerge online.
September 4, 2017
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LG V30 review by MrMobile
LG didn't do itself any favors by waiting until October to release its V30 smartphone in the US, after first announcing it back in August. But it's telling that, in the intervening weeks, I haven't been able to go a day without someone on my Twitter feed asking me for an ETA on my LG V30 review. This is a smartphone that's got people stoked.
October 20, 2017
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LG V30 review: Another great LG phone that just isn't great enough
The LG V30 tries to break out of its niche with more mainstream appeal, but the results are pretty much the same.
November 1, 2017
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LG V30 tips and tricks
The LG V30 has just launched in the United States and it's the company's best looking and most powerful phone so far.
October 12, 2017
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LG V30 unboxing
In classic LG fashion, the LG V30 has a somewhat slow release schedule: it was unveiled back at the end of August but is only now hitting the store shelves stateside. So to commemorate the fact that we can finally get our hands on a retail unit, we've prepared a small unboxing for your viewing pleasure.
October 12, 2017
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LG V30 versus LG G6 versus LG V20: An interface comparison
LG's UX interface has definitely gone a long way for the past few years, with the G6 and the latest V30 being the best examples of what the South Korean manufacturer is capable of.
September 5, 2017
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LG V30 versus LG V30+: what's the difference?
As announced last week, the brand new LG V30 is launching in the US starting October 5, with all major carriers getting ready to sell the smartphone (though not exactly at the same time). You may have seen that, in addition to a V30, there's also a V30+, and LG hasn't made it particularly easy to spot all the differences between the two models. But we're here to help in this regard.
October 3, 2017
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LG V30 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8: first-look ultra-widescreen phablet comparison
Earlier this year, Samsung and LG helped usher in a new era for smartphone design, ditching the old 16:9 widescreen displays you'd find on the vast majority of smartphones out there and bringing us flagships with some of the widest (or tallest, considering how you're most likely holding them) screens to date: the LG G6 with its 18:9 panel, and the Galaxy S8 (and S8+) with envelope-pushing 18.5:9 screens.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 wide-angle camera produces less distortion than G6 and V20; here's the difference
Wide-angle cameras are a bit of a double-edged sword. While they have an enormous field of view, distortion spoils the image, stretching it out of proportion. LG's previous dual-camera phones -- the G6 and the V20 included -- were all affected by this, as anyone who's ever used their secondary wide-angle shooters surely knows. The new LG V30, however, promises to differ.
September 1, 2017
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LG V30 will have a second year of warranty in the U.S.
The LG V30 and V30+ will be available soon from all major U.S. carriers.
September 28, 2017
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LG V30+ available in the US exclusively from Sprint, BOGO deal incoming
LG confirmed it will bring its new V30 flagship in the United States early next month, but it offered few details on the V30+ model. First off, let's clarify that the only difference between the V30 and V30+ models is related to storage. The former comes with 64GB expandable storage, whereas the latter has 128GB internal memory.
September 29, 2017
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LG V30's camera has an awesome "hidden" feature: here's how to use Graphy to its fullest!
One of the best features of LG V30's camera has nothing to do with glass, or aperture size, or megapixels, and it's also hidden in plain sight! We are, of course, talking about Graphy -- LG's fresh take on photo filters that comes built right into V30's new camera app!
September 4, 2017
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LG V30's "Game Tools": What is it and how to use it?
The recently revealed LG V30 comes with a bunch of new features and improvements on board, one of which is the so-called "Game Tools" menu that lets you tune the settings of each game you play. Ready to sacrifice battery life for better performance or vice versa? Then "Game Tools" is something you should definitely look into on the V30!
September 4, 2017
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LG V30: Everything you need to know!
What do I need to know about the LG V30?
November 6, 2017
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LG V30: should you upgrade from the LG V10 or V20?
The LG V30 is here and, quite frankly, it's an eye-grabbing phone. Beautiful design, huge display, tiny bezels. LG nailed the 2017 flagship trends and finally outed a phone that has this year's processor (zing). You'd be right to be asking yourself "Should I be upgrading right now?". Either that or you are already throwing money at the screen. In any case, let's see if the V30 is worth an upgrade.
September 5, 2017
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LG's focus on the V30 cameras is great for pros and amateurs
Manual mode? LOG video? Focus Peaking? A smartphone after my camera nerd heart.
September 1, 2017
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LG's latest handset packs a secret weapon against blood sucking mosquitoes
There have been a lot of interesting smartphones this year, many pushing the boundaries when it comes to design. Although LG has impressed recently with its V30, it appears that firm is taking things a step further with its latest, the K7i.
September 27, 2017
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LG's mobile business can't stop losing money
Korea electronics giant LG continues to show the world that making a profit, or even breaking even, from selling smartphones is no easy thing.
October 26, 2017
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LG, Samsung, Apple or Essential: who did 'all-screen' best?
In years past, when phone makers touted their phones as bezel-less, they usually meant thin side rim, but after it became clear that Apple is working on an "all-screen" phone with OLED display last year, there was a rush to trim the top and bottom bezels, too, as nobody seemed sure how exactly it would look like.
October 13, 2017
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LifeProof intros new slim Slam iPhone case
Now that the new iPhones are waterproof, LifeProof is having to make more fashionable cases.
November 1, 2017
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Linux on Galaxy is Samsung's most impressive DeX app yet
Alongside the Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung also introduced DeX to the world this past February. DeX is Samsung's vision for the future of desktop computing, and while it still has a way to go before it's truly useful or practical for everyone, Linux on Galaxy is a new app that Samsung hopes will make DeX more appealing to developers.
October 18, 2017
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Live cell imaging using a smartphone
A recent study shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. the study makes it possible for laboratories around the world to do the same thing.
December 21, 2016
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Look at these huge Pixel 2 bezels
Google's software is going to have to be really good to make up for this outdated design.
October 2, 2017
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Losing my phone -- and myself -- to the Great Barrier Reef
When the waterproof case failed my phone, I could do nothing but surrender to the majesty of Australia's marine wonder.
October 20, 2017
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Lumia 'self-help app' released by Microsoft's new official service and support partner
In October, Microsoft appointed German customer care specialist B2X as its new official global service partner for its Lumia and feature phones. B2X said that it would release a 'self-help app' for owners of Microsoft's Windows phones, and that app is now available to download.
December 23, 2016
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Machine learning-based threat detection is coming to your smartphone
MobileIron has partnered with a machine learning-based threat detection vendor to port its technology onto its EMM client, a growing trend in the mobile space.
October 5, 2017
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Macworld's November digital magazine: iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
Macworld's latest digital magazine.
October 19, 2017
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'Made for Google' certification for accessories launches with 26 third-party manufacturers
Besides providing third party manufacturers with the things they need to build cases, chargers and battery packs to Google's specifications, Google will allow the companies signed up for the program to use a Made for Google logo on packaging and advertisements.
October 5, 2017
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Make your iPhone X look transparent with these teardown and X-ray wallpapers
The enterprising folks from iFixit are not only blessing us with some of the most detailed teardowns of our favorite phones, so that we can gawk at what's inside (you know you want it), but are also giving us the chance to experience the dissection feeling all day every day by providing tailored wallpapers.
November 9, 2017
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Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with cameras, drones and NASA tech
New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder.
October 19, 2017
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Marshall upgrades its speakers with multi-room audio
Marshall is adding much-needed connectivity options to its speakers.
September 1, 2017
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Mate 10 Pro scores one point less than Pixel 2 in DxOMark test
Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is a worthy contender to the unstoppable Pixel 2.
October 20, 2017
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Material Design UI and new features coming soon to Gmail on web
Gmail on the web will soon get upgraded with a new UI, Smart Replies, email snoozing, and more.
September 26, 2017
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Maze Alpha is a nice phablet that offers great value for money
When we reviewed the Maze Blade back in June, we were flabbergasted by the sheer amount of quality components that the Chinese vendor, Maze, managed to cram in this smartphone.
October 24, 2017
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Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone
A few months back, it's been confirmed that a full-touch, water-resistant BlackBerry smartphone would be unveiled this October. We assumed that said handset would be the rumored BlackBerry Krypton, which recently received several certifications (including from the FCC) on its way to market. Now, it appears that we can take a proper look at the Krypton for the very first time, thanks to an image revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). There's a catch, though: Evan Blass says the handset is actually called BlackBerry Motion, so Krypton must have been just a codename.
October 5, 2017
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Meet the iPhone X, Apple's new high-end handset
The new iPhone X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It's the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers a glimpse at what the iPhone might become when the world no longer wants smartphones.
September 12, 2017
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Meet the Lenovo Moto Tab, an interesting tablet coming soon to AT&T
Back in May, we told you that a brand new Motorola tablet (featuring a Productivity Mode) could be released soon. Now, we know that the tablet is called Lenovo* Moto Tab, and will be available in the US via AT&T.
November 13, 2017
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Meet The Mate 10, Huawei's New AI-Powered Flagship Phone
The Next Big thing in phones: high-end handsets that harness artificial intelligence to drive advanced features like smart photography, machine translation, and predictive behavior.
October 16, 2017
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Meet the most important part of your smartphone
In an age of AR and AI, the graphics processor is an unsung hero.
October 19, 2017
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Meet the Xiaomi Mi A1: an affordable mid-ranger with stock Android and fancy dual camera
A few days ago, we reported that Xiaomi is planning to announce an entirely new lineup of phones on September 5. Based on the teasers released at the time, our guess was that the Chinese manufacturer planned to introduce the next Android One phone, a fruit of its collaboration with Google.
September 5, 2017
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Meet WaterPlay, Honor's new tablet featuring IP67 waterproof rating, mid-range specs
It looks like Honor 7X was not the only device unveiled by the Chinese company earlier today. A new Android tablet that goes by the name WaterPlay was introduced by Honor alongside its mid-range smartphone.
October 11, 2017
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Meizu teaming up with MediaTek to create the 'best facial recognition technology on smartphones'
Meizu's facial recognition technology will be debuting sometime next year.
October 30, 2017
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Metal versus plastic versus glass: Which is the best phone material?
One day phones will be made from stardust and unicorns. For now, though, we have three choices.
October 18, 2017
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MetroPCS offers free Android smartphones when you switch to its unlimited LTE plan
MetroPCS, T-Mobile's prepaid carrier, has just announced that for a limited time customers will benefit from promotional prices on its unlimited plan. On top of that, every customer who ports its line to MetroPCS will receive an Android smartphone for free.
October 24, 2017
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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead
Microsoft has finally acknowledged for good what the rest of us have known for some time. Windows 10 Mobile has bought the farm, kicked the bucket, left the building, and passed on. Said in that particular order, it makes it sound as if the OS is perhaps enjoying a well-deserved retirement after some years delivering rural mail to an ever-shrinking customer base.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great
Windows Central got its hands on an unreleased Windows Phone prototype with an edge-to-edge display
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft already has the tools it needs to address the Windows 'app gap'
Microsoft has a problem. In a world where computer programs are essential to personal computing ecosystems, Win32 apps are less relevant, and there's relatively little support for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
September 27, 2017
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Microsoft and Qualcomm Team Up To Create Notebooks That Last Days On a Single Charge
Battery life is the bane of consumer electronics. For all the awesome things your smartphone, tablet or laptop can do, the risk of a dying battery keeps users us tethered to wall outlets thus severely limiting the mobility of these mobile platforms.
October 19, 2017
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Microsoft and Qualcomm: The architects of an always-connected computing future
Microsoft and Qualcomm are both on a mission to provide the tools others will use to create technology.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android, hoping for cross-platform traction
Microsoft's mobile Edge browser and Microsoft Launcher go together like peanut butter and jelly.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft CEO admits repeatedly abandoning consumers was a mistake
In a recent interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he failed, multiple times, to remain committed to consumers who have shown a commitment to Microsoft.
October 11, 2017
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Microsoft drops support for the Lumia 640 and 640 XL with the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update
Microsoft is dropping support for the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL with the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Version 1709).
October 18, 2017
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Microsoft Edge actually belongs on Android and iOS
Perhaps the most surprising bit of news today was Microsoft bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS. Selected iPhone lovers can download Edge from today, while those on Android will have to wait a little bit longer -- but it's definitely coming.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today
Using Windows 10 with an iPhone is about to get a lot easier, as Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to iOS starting today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today, Android soon
Using Windows 10 with an Android or iPhone is about to get a lot easier, as Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to those phones starting today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge browser preview out now for Android and iOS
Microsoft's Windows 10 browser now has a mobile version. Windows Insiders can download the preview today.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge coming to Android and iOS
Microsoft today addresses one of the biggest shortcomings of its Edge browser, announcing its upcoming availability on the two biggest mobile platforms: Android and iOS.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge for Android now available from the Google Play Store
Last week, Microsoft announced that it's bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android, immediately offering a preview to users of Apple's mobile platform. Apple only allows for 10,000 users to sign up for a beta through TestFlight, but the good news is that Google doesn't have such a limit, and the app is now available on Android.
October 12, 2017
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Microsoft Edge for iOS gets battery life improvements and bug fixes
If you've been surfing the web using the Microsoft Edge browser on your iPhone for quite some time now, chances are that you might have noticed your phone heating up during several browsing sessions. However, that is changing now with a fresh update being rolled out by Microsoft to its Edge browser for iOS.
November 2, 2017
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Microsoft Edge might land on iOS and Android by the end of 2017
If some recent rumors hold any water, Microsoft might be about to enter the mobile browser wars with a bang by porting its sleek Edge browser to both Android and iOS.
October 4, 2017
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Microsoft Edge on iOS is official and available for testing now, Android version coming soon
If you read yesterday's rumor that Microsoft will be launching its Edge browser on iOS and Android soon and dismissed it as a pipe dream, we have some bad news for you: it's now official. In a semi-surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed that a version of its current web browser is available for immediate testing on iOS, with an Android version coming "soon"
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store
It was exactly one week ago today when we told you that Microsoft Edge for iOS was made official with 10,000 users allowed to sign up for a beta through TestFlight. We also told you that the Android version of the app would be coming soon.
October 12, 2017
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Microsoft Edge preview for iPhone updated with battery life improvements, more
The Microsoft Edge preview for iOS is has snagged an update with improved battery life, bug fixes, and more.
November 2, 2017
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Microsoft Figured Out How Skinny Phones Can Keep The Headphone Jack
Last year Apple decided that the venerable headphone jack was no longer welcome on the iPhone. Devices were getting thinner and other internal components needed that valuable space.
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS
While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it's no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Microsoft with one option: concede defeat and bring its applications to the likes of Android and iOS.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft is bringing new Edge apps to iOS, Android
Microsoft is rolling out new Edge apps for iOS and Android (plus an updated Launcher app for Android) as part of its strategy to try to keep Windows 10 PCs central to users' computing mix.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft is now selling a Verizon compatible HP Elite x3
Even though HP's Elite x3 Windows phone launched well over a year ago, rumors of a Verizon-compatible flavor started floating about over the summer. Those rumors seemed to be confirmed when Microsoft announced which phones would get the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, and the Verizon Elite x3 was on it, even though it's never been formally announced.
November 2, 2017
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Microsoft is rolling out Cortana on Skype beginning today
It's been over a year and a half since Microsoft first announced that it would be adding Cortana integration into its Skype clients, and Insiders have had it for months, but today, the company is finally beginning to roll out the feature to all users.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher delivers a beautiful Android experience
Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher. But it's in preview so there are bugs to fix and a few areas to improve.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher for Android takes over for Arrow with new features, design tweaks
Microsoft's popular Arrow launcher is graduating from "garage app" to a full-fledged Microsoft property. Here is what's new with Microsoft Launcher for Android.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher now lets you adjust theme transparency
Microsoft Launcher is adding a little more theme customization to the mix with its latest update.
October 30, 2017
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Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience
Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher. But it's in preview, so there are bugs to fix and a few areas to improve.
October 11, 2017
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Microsoft never gave the Windows Phone the show it deserved
A Microsoft official confirmed this weekend that the Windows Phone was dead, and the company had no plans on making any new hardware in the line. While it might be instructive to look for a cause of death in the phone's hardware, or its software, you could also look to another problem: the marketing.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft now sells Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ online
Microsoft is now selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ online.
November 13, 2017
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Microsoft previews 'Near Share,' an AirDrop clone for nimble Windows 10 file transfers
The new ad hoc file-sharing service -- similar to Apple's AirDrop -- is included in the latest Windows 10 Insider (Build 17035) and is likely to be available for non-Insider users next year.
November 13, 2017
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Microsoft pulls support for Lumia 640 and 640XL
It seems that Windows 10 Mobile just can't catch a break even if its fate is all but sealed. In the latest blow to Lumia loyalists, Microsoft is dropping support for the Lumia 640 and 640 XL. This isn't new or even shocking as the company has been omitting devices since the first rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
October 18, 2017
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Microsoft releases a list of handsets that will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators update
The Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) is only being released to select Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Today, Microsoft disseminated a list of devices that are going to receive the update and conspicuous by absence are the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. These were launched in the middle of 2015, and now, it appears that Microsoft is no longer supporting the pair.
October 18, 2017
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Microsoft starts bringing Cortana to Skype on Android and iOS
Microsoft is bringing Skype and Cortana together in a bid to add a little more AI to your chats.
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft starts selling Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ online
Microsoft had been selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its brick and mortar stores since their launch, but they weren't available online until recently. Starting this week, customers who prefer to shop online will be able to purchase Samsung's flagship's via Microsoft Store Online.
November 13, 2017
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Microsoft's Edge browser now has iOS, Android versions
The Arrow Launcher on Android has been renamed and promoted from the Garage.
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it
Why Redmond's CEO offloaded the business in an instant
October 9, 2017
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Microsoft's new Android launcher lets you connect your phone and PC
It's like Apple's Handoff for your PC
October 5, 2017
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Microsoft's SwiftKey gains support for Chinese handwriting and new languages on Android
Acquired by Microsoft last year, SwiftKey continues to improve its apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The last update we reported about dates from one month ago and brought GIF search support and new languages.
September 4, 2017
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Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland
Microsoft commitment will add 37 megawatts of clean energy to Irish grid.
October 9, 2017
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Mid-range Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launches in the US, fans of large bezels rejoice
Shortly after releasing the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact in the US, Sony is now bringing another new (but cheaper) smartphone stateside. We're talking about the Xperia XA1 Plus, a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and an unmistakable Sony design - large top and bottom bezels included.
October 19, 2017
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Android and iOS released to mixed reviews
The day has finally come for Lord of the Rings fans to taste some of the hack'n'slash goodness that publisher Warner Bros. promises to offer them through its latest mobile title -- Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
September 27, 2017
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Milestone: The Razer Phone comes with Nova Launcher Prime preinstalled
Popular gaming-centric paraphernalia manufacturer Razer announced just yesterday its foray into the smartphone world with a handset that seems like a surprisingly=good package.
November 2, 2017
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Mingis on Tech: The iPhone X -- best phone for business, or best phone ever?
Apple's new iPhone X already has a lot going for it: Face ID security, an OLED display and, of course, iOS 11 -- making it a top-notch (if pricey) phone for enterprise users.
November 9, 2017
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Mini-shootout: $900 smartphone versus $3,000 DSLR, round three
It's still not a match at the extremes, but it's definitely "good enough."
December 28, 2016
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Minneapolis may be cold, but it has the fastest 4G speed among 35 major U.S. cities surveyed
Minneapolis is a cold, cold city during the winter. But when it comes to mobile data speeds, Minneapolis is a hot, hot city. Data compiled by Open Signal has discovered that during the third quarter of this year, the average download speed in Minneapolis was 21.5Mbps.
November 8, 2017
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Mint SIM review: The AC community weighs in
Four Android Central community members give their thoughts on the value-first alternative carrier, Mint SIM.
September 6, 2017
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MIUI 9 global is now rolling out: Here's the list of eligible devices
The global version of MIUI 9 is now starting to roll out to Xiaomi's devices.
November 2, 2017
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Mixer is getting a complete overhaul on Android and iOS
The Mixer app for Android and iOS is getting a complete overhaul.
October 31, 2017
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Mobile banking trojans adopt ransomware features
Two Android trojans that steal financial information and login credentials now double as file-encrypting ransomware programs
December 19, 2016
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Mobile game Vainglory to host $140K tournament in Singapore
It seems playing games on your iPhone or Android does pay.
September 28, 2017
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Modern Combat Versus is out: new thrilling first-person multiplayer shooter
The new Modern Combat Versus game is out and it is all about 4v4 first-person shooter multiplayer on a mobile phone (it's available on both iPhone and Android).
September 28, 2017
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Modern Dad's ode to the iPhone 8
It's been real, Apple. But the iPhone 8 is a nod to the past, and the future beckons.
October 20, 2017
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Moleskine announces Smart Planner that syncs to your iCloud calendar
Moleskine's newest addition to their Smart Writing Set automatically syncs to your iCloud and Google calendars, saving an extra step for diehard lovers of handwritten notes.
September 5, 2017
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Moment offers compatible case for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Although smartphone cameras are quite good in this day and age, they can still use a little assistance from external tools. For the past few years, Moment has been producing lenses for smartphones and now the firm has announced support for Google's latest, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 5, 2017
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Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition
At the start of the year, Hasbro announced it was putting the future of Monopoly into the hands of people on the internet. the company held a public vote, asking fans to decide on a revamped set of game pieces for the newest edition of the classic board game. Today, the results of that vote are in.
March 17, 2017
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More evidence suggests Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) will come with Infinity Display
It looks like Samsung has big plans for its upcoming Galaxy A (2018) series. The South Korean company is expected to completely redesign the lineup, but also upgrade some of the phones' components.
November 9, 2017
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More evidence suggests Verizon will carry the HP Elite x3 flagship
There's much talk surrounding HP's old Windows Phone flagship, the Elite x3, which is supposed to be launched in the United States at Verizon. Apparently, discussions between the major carrier and HP began early this summer, but nothing concrete was decided.
October 18, 2017
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More iPhone 8 Plus units splitting open while charging
Even though smartphone manufacturers rigorously test new devices before releasing them into the market, defects sometimes do make it into production. In the best-case scenario, you can live with them. Sometimes though, you get one so serious that the manufacturer has to recall the smartphone -- take the Galaxy Note7 for example, which had the bad habit of catching fire spontaneously.
October 5, 2017
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More iPhone X first impressions: Not quite a perfect 10 but still pretty great
Here's what the luckiest people in the world are saying about Apple's new iPhone
October 30, 2017
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More iPhone X interface details revealed, will it have Reachability?
Apple already showed us how accessing the recent apps, the homescreen, the Control Center, or Siri, would work on the iPhone X that doesn't have the signature home button, but its new Xcode software beta reveals some more details about the changes in the X's interface compared to, say, the more orthodox iPhone 8.
September 28, 2017
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More Pixel 2 feats leak: always-on song recognition, new launcher, portrait camera mode
By now, we know most everything that is worth knowing about the upcoming Pixel 2 handsets - they could again be made by HTC and LG, will sport the latest Snapdragon chipset, 4GB RAM, 12 MP single cameras, and come in two-tone bodies.
September 26, 2017
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More problems: Pixel 2 XL owners report terribly tinny, distorted audio recording in videos
The Pixel 2 XL has been off to quite a bumpy start. From clicking sounds to faulty displays, the hits appear to keep on coming. Fortunately, the latest reported issue -- distorted audio quality in video recording -- should be easily fixed with a software update.
October 30, 2017
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Most iOS devices now run iOS 11
Apple has updated its App Store support page with new metrics. As of November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iPhones and iPads currently in use. 38 percent of devices still run iOS 10, and only 10 percent of people are using an earlier version of iOS.
November 8, 2017
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Most smartphone users don't rely on security solutions
British mobile users are putting their personal details at risk by keeping large amounts of information on unsecured mobile devices, new research has warned.
September 27, 2017
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Moto G5S Plus review: Too much of a good thing
This is Motorola's most prestigious budget phone, but you can do better.
October 20, 2017
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Moto G5S Plus versus Moto G5 Plus: all differences and specs compared
The Moto G series are some of the most popular affordable Android phones out there and for a good reason: they perform well, have decent design and the prices are right.
October 13, 2017
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Moto X4 Android One review: A good reminder of what a great deal looks like
Android One is the new Nexus program, and this is the phone to get if you're a diehard Android user on a budget and want to subscribe to Google's Project Fi.
October 19, 2017
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Moto X4 review: A mid-range phone done right
Not everyone wants to spend top dollar on a phone -- if that's the case, the Moto X4 is a fantastic choice a couple steps below that top level.
October 19, 2017
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Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers
Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
September 1, 2017
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Moto X4 unboxing and first impressions
Lenovo first announced the Moto X4 back in August, heralding the return of the Moto X line. The mid-range device includes a Snapdragon 630 chipset, along with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD.
November 1, 2017
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Motorola is updating the Moto X Pure Edition to Android 7.0 Nougat in the US
It's been almost a year since Motorola didn't release any updates for the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States, not even the usual security patches that Google launches every month.
September 28, 2017
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Motorola Moto E4 Plus review: a utilitarian workhorse
You can leave your charger at home
October 3, 2017
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Motorola Moto Mod with Alexa speaker will arrive in November, priced at $149.99
If you've been waiting patiently for the Moto Mod Speaker with Amazon Alexa to go on sale, Motorola today revealed that the accessory will be launched some time next month at locations where the Amazon Echo is sold, priced at $149.99. Alexa delivers the latest news, weather and sports scores. The virtual assistant can also set your smart appliances (lights, thermostat, entertainment systems), arrange for a ride via Lyft, and much more.
October 18, 2017
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Motorola Moto X4 size comparison versus the competition
So, there's a new noteworthy mid-ranger on th block, and it's the Moto X4.
September 1, 2017
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MSI Force GC30 and GC20 New Wireless and Wired Game Controllers
Force GC30 and GC20 are the all-new game controllers from MSI. These new controllers are cross-platform working on Windows, Android and popular gaming consoles easily. Unlike most controllers on the market, you can go from a normal 4-way D-pad to an 8-way D-pad easily by adding a metal cover that is magnetically attached.
October 5, 2017
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My experience switching from Windows 10 Mobile to the iPhone 8 Plus
After using a Windows-based phone for the better part of 10 years, it's now come time for me to move on.
September 26, 2017
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My First Impressions of iPhone X
Thus far, iPhone X is an impressive step up from the iPhone 7 Plus and even 8 Plus.
November 1, 2017
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My first week with iPhone 8 Plus
The 'iPhone 8 is boring crowd' aren't the people you want to talk to at parties.
October 13, 2017
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My next phone will be an iPhone, say more teens than ever
The fall Taking Stock With Teens survey from investment bank Piper Jaffray shows the age group's love for Apple knows no end.
October 11, 2017
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Netflix quietly rolls out HDR video streaming support for Galaxy Note 8
The fourth phone to support Netflix HDR video playback
September 4, 2017
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Never mind Netflix: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't have HDR displays, the iPhone X does
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now in the official list of Netflix-certified phones that can display its HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, you won't be getting the real HDR experience, as the standard's requirements are only covered in full by the upcoming iPhone X. Not that Apple has been claiming otherwise, as it does list just the iPhone X as fully HDR-compliant in its own specs comparison table with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
October 9, 2017
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New Android 7.0 Nougat beta rolls out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Almost a month after the release of its third Android 7.0 preview, Samsung rolled out its fourth beta a few days before Christmas. Now, one week later, Samsung has made another new Nougat preview available.
December 27, 2016
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New Android Version of Signal Adds Anti-Censorship Feature to Escape Egypt, UAE Blocking
Over the weekend, the Signal developers saw reports that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were blocking Signal. the Signal team quickly created a censorship circumvention feature to bypass the blocking.
December 22, 2016
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New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds
Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called BlueBorne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to computers and phones, as well as IoT devices.
September 12, 2017
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New Essential Phone update enables fingerprint sensor functionality, adds November security patch
The Essential Phone is definitely not a perfect phone, even though it wears the pedigree of Android's creator, Andy Rubin. First off, the smartphone did not get released and the company said it would. Then, the Essential Phone was plagued by numerous software issues especially when it came to the camera.
November 8, 2017
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New Exploit Breaks the iPhone's Messaging App with One Text
Yet another way to wreak havoc on someone's life with a single text has been discovered. this time it results from a message containing a large virtual contact file (VCF) crashing the iPhone's built-in messaging app in a vicious loop that ends only if the victim uses a workaround to interrupt the process.
December 30, 2016
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New Galaxy S9 leaks: no headphone jack?
So, with 2017 nearing its end and all the major smartphone announcements behind us, it's a good time to look ahead into early 2018, as that's when the annual Mobile World Congress will take place. At it, as always, we expect to see the big dogs -- Samsung and LG -- as well as others.
October 30, 2017
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New gallery shows off impressive shots taken by Google's Pixel 2
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were announced last week and while the specifications were in line with most top-end handsets released this year, it was all about the firm flexing its software muscle. Although one is smaller than the other, both phones will carry the same camera optics and technologies, with the quality being touted quite highly by the firm.
October 9, 2017
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New Giant Double-Screened Axon M Phone is Magnificently Weird
Every now and then--but much more rarely, now that the phone market is generally viewed as being 'mature' in the developed world--a phone manufacturer comes out with a device that makes you stop and ask yourself what the designer was thinking. Android manufacturer ZTE, generally viewed as a budget device maker, is willing to take that challenge head on, with a new Axon M device that looks more like a Nintendo 3DS then a modern smartphone.
October 18, 2017
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New Google Pixel 2 XL photo revealed by Walmart alongside fresh Home Mini images
Google hasn't been able to keep its upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone series under wraps, so we've already seen both devices (the 5-inch Pixel 2, and the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL), while also learning quite a lot about their features.
October 3, 2017
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New Huawei Mate 10 renders surface
Huawei itself teased us last month by showing off all of its handsets that featured a dual-camera setup. All of the models had already been released except for the one that had an October 16th unveiling date listed; this is the Huawei Mate 10. The excitement is building for the Mate 10, thanks to the home grown Kirin 970 SoC that will power the phone.
September 6, 2017
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New partnerships advance the Cascadia Innovation Corridor
New cross-border initiatives to connect Washington state and British Columbia
September 12, 2017
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New patent-holder grabs Nokia patents, sues over Apple iPhones
Patent-licensing shop that enforced Nokia and Sony patents has changed hands.
October 10, 2017
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New render of Huawei Mate 10 Pro features "live" image showing off the lock screen
Yesterday, we showed you a couple of renders revealing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in two different colors. The phablet, along with the Huawei Mate 10, is set to be unveiled on October 16th. This morning, we have another render of the Mate 10 Pro to show you, although this time the image shows off the phone's lock screen on the 5.99-inch LCD display.
October 11, 2017
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New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps
The security hole that previously affected Blu R1 HD phones has been linked to more than 40 other manufacturers.
December 20, 2016
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New Samsung image sensors use dual pixel for fast AF and fake bokeh
Samsung Electronics has launched a couple of new image sensor--both intended for use in mobile devices--under its ISOCELL sensor brand--the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and the ISOCELL Slim 2x7.
October 11, 2017
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New video touts BlackBerry Motion as being 'unstoppable'
While the current hype in the smartphone world surrounds Apple's iPhone X, that hasn't stopped TCL from giving its latest handset, the BlackBerry Motion, a commercial push by introducing a new advertisement. The firm has released a new video on the BlackBerry Mobile YouTube channel that touts the handset as being "unstoppable".
October 31, 2017
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New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 leak offers a closer look at the phone's display
However, the Mi Mix 2 is more important to the Asian market, as Xiaomi is unlikely to launch the phablet outside China and, maybe, India. Nevertheless, since it's one of those devices that benefits from the "wow" factor, the Mi Mix 2 will probably sell very well even outside China through unofficial channels.
September 4, 2017
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New Xiaomi-built Android One phone to launch in 40 markets
Android One "evolves" with its highest-end phone ever and a wider distribution.
September 5, 2017
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Next HTC Sense Home update to bring new Pixel Launcher style app drawer
Although HTC doesn't own a smartphone business any longer, the Taiwanese company will still launch another flagship by the end of the year. Google acquired HTC's workforce, which includes almost 2,000 engineers, earlier this week, in an attempt to turn its Pixel phones into a much more competitive lineup.
September 29, 2017
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Next year's three iPhones could all look like the iPhone X
The batch is set to include a lower-priced option as well, according to analyst speculation.
November 13, 2017
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Nextbit ends customer support for Robin, software updates to continue until February 2018
Almost two years after Nextbit unveiled its cloud-first Android smartphone, Robin, the company has ended customer support for the handset. This isn't a surprising move, keeping in view that the firm previously announced that its official support channels will cease to exist after July 31.
August 2, 2017
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Nielsen: Top 10 smartphone apps of 2016 -- Facebook and Google dominate
When it comes to mobile operating systems, apps still reign supreme. to highlight which ones were most popular in 2016, Nielsen conducted a study of Android and iPhone smartphone users.
December 29, 2016
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Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2
With all the hype surrounding the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and their "world's highest rated smartphone camera," it's easy to lose the forest for the trees. What's important about this new phone? Where did Google leave us wanting more? How is this phone's camera better than its predecessor? And why should photographers care about the technology baked into Google's new flagship?
October 6, 2017
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No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown
After a week of blocking the secure messaging app Signal in Egypt the service is back online thanks to new features added by its parent company Open Whisper Systems.
December 25, 2016
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No, Apple's Machine Learning Engine can't surface your iPhone's secrets
Core ML is from Apple and it's new and sci-fi sounding, and that means some people will try to stick it in a headline and get attention, even when doing so clearly hurts readers and users.
October 26, 2017
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No, iPhones don't have a special folder for your sexy pics
It's understandable when things change as fast as they do these days that it takes a bit for our ideas of how things work to catch up to how they actually work. One misunderstanding worth clearing up, since it's so sensitive, is the suggestion that Apple (or Google, or whoever) is somewhere maintaining a special folder in which all your naughty pics are kept.
October 30, 2017
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No, Microsoft didn't just accidentally confirm Edge extensions for Windows 10 Mobile
Ever since Microsoft first confirmed that extensions were coming to its in-house Edge browser, Windows phone users have hoped that they would also show up for Windows 10 Mobile. back in May, the firm's public Windows 10 roadmap said that it would happen, but then it was quickly removed.
December 29, 2016
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No, there's not going to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset
Remember all those rumors that claimed Qualcomm will launch a slightly improved iteration of the Snapdragon 835 SoC in Q4 2017? Well, according to a new report, they were inaccurate as the chipset vendor has no plans to release another high-end processor this year.
September 5, 2017
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Nokia 2 announced: Stock Android, solid 2-day battery life, ultra-affordable price tag
HMD and Nokia just unveiled the latest affordable device in its device lineup, the Nokia 2. What makes it a noteworthy entrant? Let's break those specs down and see what the fuss is all about.
October 31, 2017
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Nokia 2 launches for $115, promising 2-day battery life
It may not size up to Apple's iPhone X, but its price tag doesn't either.
October 31, 2017
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Nokia 2 specs: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 4100mAh battery
The Nokia 2 is a €99 phone with a huge battery.
October 31, 2017
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Nokia 6 Arte Black (with extra RAM and 64 GB of storage space) is coming to the US
Back in March, HMD Global (the new company that's in charge of selling Nokia-branded phones) unveiled a special edition of the mid-range Nokia 6. Called Nokia 6 Arte Black, this special handset is coming to the US - several months after the regular version of the phone was released stateside.
October 25, 2017
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Nokia 6 review: A great phone with one major drawback
The Nokia 6 has plenty to offer, but an underpowered chipset ultimately ruins the overall experience.
October 24, 2017
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Nokia 6 versus Moto G5 Plus: Back to the basics
HMD Global has a compelling phone in the Nokia 6, but Motorola has been doing this for a lot longer.
September 4, 2017
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Nokia 7 debuts in China with Snapdragon 630, 'Bothie' camera, and glass back
Nokia is bringing features from its flagship to a more affordable price point.
October 20, 2017
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Nokia 8 battery life test results: solid average
The Nokia 8 battery life test result is out and as we've already used the phone for a few days, we can share our first impressions with the best phone that the "new Nokia" has.
October 20, 2017
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Nokia 8 goes through harsh durability test, will this Android flagship survive?
Nokia phones have always been regarded as very durable devices. However, this reputation was largely gained before the smartphone era, leaving HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, with a lot to live up to.
October 5, 2017
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Nokia 8 unboxing and first look
The Nokia 8 is the flagship phone of the reborn Nokia, now a brand owned by company HMD Global, where a lot of ex-Nokia engineers work.
October 19, 2017
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Nokia 9 CAD renders reveal a curved design, dual cameras, and no 3.5mm jack
New renders give us an early look at HMD Global's upcoming flagship.
October 12, 2017
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Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents
Apple has refused to negotiate for licenses for the H.264 video codec and other Nokia technologies, the company alleges
December 21, 2016
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Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits
The companies are at odds over fair licensing of the H.264 video codec and other technologies.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia brand rumored to return with camera-centric smartphone
HMD Global, a Finnish company that has acquired patents and the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones from Microsoft for the next 10 years, is expected to launch a couple of high-end Android devices at the Mobile World Congress in February and one of them looks like a serious weapon for mobile photographers.
December 19, 2016
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Nokia collaborates with Microsoft to offer a real-time translation service
A number of Syrian Civil War refugees have made their way over to Sweden in the past few years, with many of them certainly having trouble adapting to the different culture. As an attempt to ease this transition, Nokia, along with Swedish carrier Tele2 and non-profit organization Reach for Change, has developed a real-time phone translation service for these refugees using technology from Microsoft.
October 20, 2017
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Nokia cuts jobs after killing its $60,000 OZO VR camera
For the past few years, it has been a bumpy ride for the Finnish giant, Nokia, the lowest point being it selling off the once iconic mobile division to Microsoft--who later wrote it off as a damp squib--to the highlight when the company outpaced rival Ericsson in the first quarter of this year. The upswing was thanks to a recovering network infrastructure market, buoyed by the company acquiring Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros last year.
October 10, 2017
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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple
Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 40 patents in lawsuits filed in 11 countries
December 22, 2016
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Nokia reignites Apple patent battle with a spate of new lawsuits
Five years after burying the hatchet with Apple, Nokia's back at it again. the one-time phone-making juggernaut announced this week that it's ready to go back to court in a big way, filing multiple lawsuits aimed squarely at Cupertino.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia phone sales off to a very good start, on path to reach 10 million in first year
Nokia is back. The phone company that dominated the early 2000s has been resurrected and we have both smartphones and feature phones like the re-imagined Nokia 3310 available for purchase, but how popular are they and are they selling well?
October 13, 2017
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Nokia sues Apple over alleged patent infringement
Nokia just announced that it is suing Apple in the US and Germany because the iPhone maker is allegedly infringing some of its patents. According to the Finnish company, Apple rejected any licensing offers that would have allowed it to legally take advantage of the infringed patents.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia updates classic comeback mobe 3310
Only one phone from the "New Nokia" (aka HMD Global) has made any impact so far, and sadly for the startup's ambitions of returning the brand to market leadership, it's the remodelled classic, the 3310.
September 28, 2017
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Nokia Won't Be Making Any New OZO Cameras
Nokia announced that it is refocusing Nokia Technologies to maximize its investment in digital health technology. As a result, the company will not be developing a new version of its stereoscopic OZO camera.
October 10, 2017
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Nokia's first Android phone coming February 26 to MWC
BlackBerry isn't the only megabrand of yesteryear attempting a major comeback. Nokia, too, will unveil its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, to the wider world.
January 13, 2017
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Nokia, which still exists, sues Apple over 32 phone patents
Nokia Technologies -- the mobile patent arm, not the phone development team Microsoft bought and sold -- claims Apple isn't paying what it owes.
December 21, 2016
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NOMU S30 mini review: A smaller take on its flagship phone with some sacrifices
Earlier this year, I reviewed the NOMU S30, which has remained the company's rugged flagship smartphone. Featuring a waterproof and dustproof design backed up by its IP68 certification, it seemed to tick all the boxes for those looking for a handset packing somewhat decent specs but could also deal with a bit of punishment. However, the S30 did have a bit of chunkiness and heft about it which may have been off-putting for some.
September 4, 2017
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Nostalgic 'Evoland' is a hidden gem on Android
It's like stepping into a video game time machine...
October 30, 2017
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Notch Remover is another iOS app aiming to fill the iPhone X top
Another day, another iPhone X notch-modifier app gets the nod in the App Store. This time around it is simply called Notch Remover, and does what it says on the tin - takes any image you throw at it, and rounds it up to the nearest corner, placing one uninterrupted black bar at the top, as if you have a bezel without a cutout.
November 13, 2017
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Note 8 gets a ZeroLemon case that doubles its battery life
After equipping the spring flagships Galaxy S8, S8+ and even the LG G6 with some of the best value-for-money battery cases, ZeroLemon is at it again, this time equipping the high-ender of the Android fall, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. How about doubling its battery life that is pretty middling, as can be expected from its Quad HD+ display and smaller-than-predecessor battery?
October 2, 2017
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Nova Launcher adds support for custom Oreo-style dock widgets in latest update
This is how a great deal of the new features are added in Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, and other AOSP-like home screen replacements: Google releases a new version of Android, the developers of said launchers try to implement all the new features as quickly as possible, and after they're done, they start looking for ways to modify and diversify the experience by granting users a greater freedom for customization.
November 9, 2017
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Nova Launcher joins the 50 million downloads club on Google Play
If you go looking for a new home screen launcher on Android, you're going to inevitably hear Nova Launcher come up.
October 9, 2017
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November security patch rolling out now for Pixel and Nexus devices
Hasta la vista, KRACK!
November 6, 2017
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Now's the time to trade in your iPhone for a new one, and Gazelle wants to help
In light of new iPhones on the horizon, reCommerce company Gazelle is allowing iPhone users to lock in the selling value of their current device for a limited time.
September 5, 2017
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OAuth with Xamarin Forms Passive Authentication for iOS Apps
There are scenarios where we need to authenticate against an API that has its own OAuth. The user gets redirected to their API authentication site and it returns a token to the calling app.
November 8, 2017
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Ockel Sirius A is Nearing Primetime: Smartphone-Sized PC with 6-inch 1080p Display
Last year, at IFA 2016, I stumbled across the Ockel Sirius project. In its infancy, the device was seemingly straight forward: put a full PC into a smartphone sized chassis. At the time the project was in its early stages, and in my hands was a non-functioning mockup before the idea went to crowd funding.
September 4, 2017
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Office for Android updated with SVG image support
Microsoft released new updates for its Office suite on Android today, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Here's what's new:
December 22, 2016
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Older iPhone slowing down? Tests show it's all in your mind
Benchmark software maker Futuremark has released data showing iPhone speeds over time, going back to the iPhone 5s.
October 9, 2017
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OLED versus LCD: How the iPhone X's display changes everything
Apple's jump to OLED technology could bring several benefits for iPhone users.
September 12, 2017
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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding.
October 12, 2017
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On Burn-In versus Image-Retention and LG's new P-OLED displays
In September 2017 LG Display started shipping its new 6" 1440x2880 (538 PPI) P-OLED displays, which are adopted so far by two smartphones - the LG V30 and Google's Pixel 2 XL. On paper these displays are superb, but actual reviews were rather dismal - to the point that some reviewers say that these are simply "bad displays".
October 26, 2017
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On the Pixel 2 XL, OLED displays, and Samsung
There are a lot of reasons to choose one phone over the other, and the only right choice is the one you make.
October 20, 2017
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One billion downloads of Skype for Android--thank you!
Today, Skype reached one billion downloads on the Google Play Store. Let's repeat that:
October 26, 2017
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One designer's ongoing quest to make the perfect mobile Solitaire
Zach Gage makes a second attempt with Flip Flop Solitaire on iPhone
November 9, 2017
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One phone, two screens? Radical design opens door for change
An unlikely company is looking to kick-start a new trend in phones. It just needs to avoid creating a flop in the process.
October 18, 2017
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One of tech's biggest events will go lean on phones. What's up with that?
CES may be the world's largest tech show, but it won't be where the year's best phones premiere. Here's why.
December 29, 2016
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OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, here is what's new
Great news for OnePlus fans who decided to go for the OnePlus 3 or 3T, as the Chinese company continues to release updates almost on a weekly basis. The last OxygenOS 4.5.0 update is rolling out as we speak and bring a lot of small improvements into the mix.
September 25, 2017
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OnePlus 3 and 3T to receive Android O update by end of 2017
Android O will be rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T before December 31, 2017.
June 27, 2017
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OnePlus 3 gets new Android 7.0 Nougat preview
It's been two weeks since OnePlus released its last OxygenOS preview based on Android 7.0. a new beta is now available - but there's still no sign of Nougat for the company's latest flagship, the OnePlus 3T.
December 29, 2016
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OnePlus 5 is not your typical flagship [Review]
There are few smartphones that attract as much attention as a new OnePlus flagship. And it is easy to understand why. You get pretty much everything that you expect from a flagship device, but at a fraction of the cost. That recipe has not changed with this year's OnePlus 5.
September 28, 2017
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OnePlus 5 JCC+ can now be purchased online in Europe for £499
Still no word on US availability
October 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition can now be purchased online, but there's a catch
Looking to buy a nice new OnePlus 5? If that's the case, you might be interested to know that the Chinese manufacturer is now selling a limited edition of its 2017 flagship.
October 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5 "more popular" than OnePlus assumed it would be - that's why you can no longer buy it
Last week, OnePlus stopped selling the OnePlus 5 in the US and various other markets, prompting us to believe that a OnePlus 5T (or maybe a OnePlus 6) would be announced in the near future.
October 18, 2017
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OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues
OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.
October 3, 2017
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OnePlus 5T could keep its headphone jack
OnePlus tweeted a picture of the headphone jacks on its phones, and we read between the lines.
November 1, 2017
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OnePlus 5T leak shows nearly edge-to-edge screen
The OnePlus 5T is rumored to arrive this fall, following up on the OnePlus 5, which was released this past June. OnePlus hasn't confirmed anything about the rumored phone yet.
October 30, 2017
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OnePlus 5T leaked specs suggest marginal improvements over the current flagship
The next OnePlus flagship seems to be one of the hottest devices for Android fans. There have been many rumors running around in the last couple of weeks surrounding the so-called OnePlus 5T, but nothing reliable emerged until a few days ago.
October 24, 2017
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OnePlus 5T name seemingly confirmed by OnePlus
OnePlus certainly likes to tease us whenever it's getting ready to launch a brand new smartphone. The company is now close to announcing a successor to the OnePlus 5 (released in June), and we assumed that this would be called either OnePlus 5T, or OnePlus 6. Apparently, it's going to be the former.
November 1, 2017
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OnePlus 5T officially confirmed, along with its headphone jack
Two teases have become reality.
November 2, 2017
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OnePlus 5T pops up in a full-body render, reaffirms our expectations
The OnePlus 5T is coming soon much to the chagrin of all those who have purchased a OnePlus 5 recently, as it will greatly revamp the design of the device and match it up with the industry trends. Expect less bezels and more pizzazz coming out of the never-settling company soon, sprinkled with the same to-notch hardware specs of the original OnePlus 5.
November 8, 2017
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OnePlus 5T shows off its slimmer bezels in new leaked render
Last year's OnePlus 3T was an unusual device: in essence, it was a slightly upgraded version of the OnePlus 3, seemingly built to take advantage of the then-new Snapdragon 821 SoC. But unlike last year, late 2017 never brought us an upgrade to the OnePlus 5's Snapdragon 835. So it's only natural to think OnePlus doesn't have a reason to release a mid-cycle upgrade to its current flagship.
October 30, 2017
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OnePlus 5T spotted on AnTuTu, sports 20MP + 20 MP camera
Over the past few weeks, we've heard several rumors about the alleged OnePlus 5T, including leaked renders and teaser image. Recently, the device made an appearance on the AnTuTu benchmarking website allegedly revealing some key specifications of the handset.
October 25, 2017
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OnePlus 5T "teaser image" allegedly shows what's coming after the OnePlus 5
A brand new OnePlus smartphone - possibly called OnePlus 5T - is likely coming soon. While OnePlus has yet to confirm anything about this, we may now have what could be the first trustworthy image of the upcoming handset.
October 20, 2017
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OnePlus 5T versus OnePlus 5: 5 differences and new features to expect
Last year's OnePlus 3 was an all-around great phone at a great price, but only five months after its release, its maker launched an even better model. OnePlus 3T -- that's what it was called, as "T" comes after "S", apparently. It brought meaningful improvements in the form of camera, processor, and battery upgrades, but also carried a higher price.
October 24, 2017
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OnePlus 5T will reportedly cost just $479 -- same as the OnePlus 5
OnePlus might not increase the price for its latest flagship.
November 8, 2017
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OnePlus 5T will reportedly feature 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
The OnePlus 5T will supposedly be released in November with a 6-inch display and 18:9 aspect ratio, but we aren't totally convinced quite yet.
October 9, 2017
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OnePlus 5T won't have wireless charging, OnePlus says Dash Charge is better (for now)
Wireless charging is a feature that many smartphone users appreciate, and it's no wonder that even Apple added it to its 2017 iPhone line-up. Still, not all current high-end phones have this feature, and the upcoming OnePlus 5T won't have it, either.
November 8, 2017
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OnePlus 5T: first camera samples teased
The next OnePlus phone - the OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 6 - is coming soon, and we already know a lot about it, but today we get to see the first camera samples from it as well.
October 26, 2017
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OnePlus 5T: Specs, Release Date, Rumors, and Latest News!
What does the OnePlus 5T have in store for us? We'll find out soon!
October 26, 2017
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OnePlus Addresses Its Data Collection Program
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus recently found itself embroiled in a bit of controversy over the fact that its phones were collecting data from users without their consent. In response, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei took to OnePlus' official forums to discuss the issue with users.
October 18, 2017
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OnePlus is quietly collecting a ton of data from its smartphones
But the company says you can switch some analytics off in settings
October 11, 2017
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OnePlus launches a barrage of ads, lets us know why the OnePlus 5 is the best phone for students
OnePlus is a company that made a name for itself by focusing on just one product -- its "flagship killer" phone, with top-notch hardware and unbelievably low price. However, this year, there are a couple of things that are a bit different. Firstly, the OnePlus 5 -- the company's 4th flagship -- is not as cheap anymore. It's still affordable, compared to other flagships, as it starts at $479, but nowhere near as alluring as the $300 OnePlus One.
September 5, 2017
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OnePlus privacy shock: So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data
Are we shocked? *Cough* Google, Apple *Cough*
October 13, 2017
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OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection
Last week, the phone manufacturer OnePlus was caught collecting an extensive amount of data on its Android smartphones. The company has now said that it will cease these practices in response to user feedback, and that future users will be explicitly presented with the option to opt out when they first activate a device.
October 16, 2017
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OnePlus 'tea'ses the OnePlus 5T on Twitter
The phone maker seems to enjoy fueling rumors.
November 1, 2017
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OnePlus will keep the headphone jack 'for the time being'
OnePlus is expected to announce its next phone sometime this month, and in the buildup to that, company CEO Pete Lau has confirmed one detail about the device: it'll still have a headphone jack.
November 2, 2017
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OnePlus will let 10 people test drive the OnePlus 5T
You could be among the first ten people to get their hands on the OnePlus 5T.
November 9, 2017
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Oops, there already was an "Animoji" app out there, developers take Apple to court
About a month ago, we were introduced to the "most advanced facial recognition technology put on a phone" -- the Apple iPhone X and its Face ID camera. And we all know that comical moment when we got to see what Apple is doing with Face ID -- aside from secure phone unlocking and portrait selfies, which are a bit more serious of features, we have the Animoji -- moving emoji that respond to our facial grimaces.
October 20, 2017
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Opera Mini for iOS gets completely revamped before the iPhone 8's launch
Opera has just announced its iOS browser has been updated in preparation for iPhone 8's launch. The application has been fully redesigned to enhance the browsing experience of iPhone users while on the go.
September 5, 2017
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Opera Mini for iOS isn't dead after all -- the developers were just waiting for iPhone 8
Earlier this year, I was shocked to learn that development of Opera for iOS was effectively dead. No, this was not just a rumor -- an Opera employee told me publicly on Twitter. And so, we here at BetaNews reported the unfortunate news. Luckily, the report of the browser's demise was short-lived -- the company later told me the employee was misinformed. I was dubious, so I took a wait-and-see approach to see just how alive development truly was.
September 5, 2017
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OPPO F5 arrives featuring sleek design and AI-assisted 20MP selfie camera
For a couple weeks now, OPPO has been teasing the release of its new handset, the F5. Now, the firm has officially revealed the device that offers a beautiful design, a near bezel-less display, and plenty of power.
October 26, 2017
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OPPO F5 with FHD+ display is heading to India and other SE Asian markets
OPPO's upcoming phone will leverage AI to help you take great selfies.
October 13, 2017
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OPPO's R11s shows off sleek design and dual camera setup in new leak
Over the past couple of weeks, we have heard some rumors about OPPO's F5. The handset features a fairly attractive design with its sleek lines and minimal bezel. Now, another handset from the company has allegedly leaked, giving users a look at a different option.
October 25, 2017
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Oreo update causing issues with Xperia XZ Premium's camera, fix coming soon
The Android Oreo update for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has been out for a week and it seems to have broken the camera's focusing capability on the dual-SIM variant of the device, causing inconvenience to users.
October 31, 2017
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Original iPhone reviewer Steven Levy just shared his thoughts on the iPhone X
Steven Levy was one of the first pre-release reviewers of the groundbreaking original iPhone. Now he's at the smartphone apex yet again as a tester for the iPhone X.
October 30, 2017
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Our 10 favorite iOS apps of 2016: from Instagram Stories to Pokemon Go
This was the year that Instagram became a new app, Google became known for its iOS apps, and Pokemon Go became a phenomenon.
December 21, 2016
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Our favorite iPhone, iPad, and Apple watch cases and accessories of 2016
Quite a few iPhone and iPad accessories cross our desks all year long, but only the best of the best finds its way into our pockets, trusty everyday-carry bags–and wrapped up in paper and ribbons under our Christmas trees. These are the Macworld staff's best picks, the things we spend our own money on, the things we're confident enough in to give them to our loved ones as gifts, and we heartily recommend them to you.
December 19, 2016
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Our First Day Testing The Iphone X's Superdope Camera
About An Hour after taking my iPhone X out of its box, I'm bouncing up and down as high as I can on a trampoline, trying to see how Face ID works under, let's say, less than ideal circumstances. I'm eight feet in the air, sweating and grimacing, only half-paying attention to the phone as I try not to break my legs on impact. I grab the phone, hold it up to my face, and try to focus.
October 31, 2017
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Our iPhone 8 Plus battery life test reveals the best endurance from an iPhone yet
With more people lining up to buy the iPhone 8 Plus than the smaller iPhone 8 for the first time (perhaps in anticipation of the iPhone X), the focus has suddenly shifted to Apple's larger phone that is more feature-rich, thanks to the dual-camera setup on the back, but also lasting much more on a charge, thanks to the bigger battery.
October 2, 2017
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Outage at EE wrecks voice calls across the UK
EE phone home
October 10, 2017
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Outlook for iOS and Android is adding your most requested calendar features
Whether you're planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook app is there to help you manage and make the most of your day. Today, we are adding several of your most highly requested calendaring features, including the ability to sync your shared calendars to your phone and manage and RSVP to recurring events.
October 9, 2017
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Outlook gets some handy new calendar features on iOS and Android
Outlook is bringing some handy new calendar features to both iOS and Android.
October 9, 2017
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Outside the tolerance: An adverse reaction to an iOS update
Would you be surprised to know there are people who get upset by Apple's software update release notes? Probably not, because you read this column. The Macalope is sorry he's made you so jaded.
October 24, 2017
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Over 15% of all Android phones now run Nougat
Nougat is now on more and more devices, but it's still too early for Oreo.
September 12, 2017
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Owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 handsets complain camera glass is spontaneously 'shattering'
Apple attracted a lot of flak from some owners of its newest iPhones, after numerous annoying issues were reported following their release in September. Such problems paled in comparison with those suffered by Samsung's fiery Galaxy Note7 flagship, of course, but details of another problem have emerged affecting more of Samsung's high-end handsets, and this one appears to have been around for a lot longer.
December 30, 2016
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Palm Pilot Robot Kit
explains how to build an autonomous robot controlled by a handheld device.
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PalmInfocenter.com
daily news, reviews, and polls for Palm-OS based machines.
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PalmPower Magazine
news about PalmPilot-related happenings, product reviews, tips and techniques, and more.
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Patent hints at Samsung Galaxy S9 having a display notch with an embedded fingerprint sensor
A new patent application has just popped up, revealing a rather saucy and intriguing tidbit of info pertaining to the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
October 24, 2017
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Pawgo
resource for mobile computing with small handheld devices, including PDAs and cell phones.
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Pay once to host your website for life with Dragify
As business moves online and people's attention moves to the web more and more, having your own website is more than an asset -- it's almost a necessity. But maintaining a website means paying monthly or yearly hosting fees which can quickly add up over time.
October 9, 2017
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Pay with Google connects your online purchases right to your Google account
The service is rolling out now with promising merchant support.
October 20, 2017
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Pay with Google rolls out to help you blast through checkout pages
Google wants to make it easier for you to shop online and pay for services and subscriptions with a new payment mechanism that's rolling out across Chrome on desktop, as well as a number ecommerce apps on Android.
October 20, 2017
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'Pay with Google' speeds up online payments for Android users
As promised earlier in the year, Google has launched its payment service to streamline the checkout process for Android users. Pay with Google aims to kill the frustration that can stem from having to fill out endless forms in order to complete a purchase.
October 20, 2017
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Pay with Google speeds up tedious online payments on Android
Google's online payments system should help you blast through online checkout in no time.
October 20, 2017
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PayKey raises $10M for its millennial-targeted "social banking" smartphone keyboard
Banks face an increasingly crowded battlefield in the fight for millennial customers. Not only do they have to compete with services like Venmo, but many messaging apps are adding their own peer-to-peer payment services.
October 19, 2017
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"PC-class" support offered for new Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition
It may look like a Galaxy Note8, and it may act like a Galaxy Note8, but Samsung's new Enterprise Edition of the smartphone is more about what's behind the scenes than what is inside the case. And the company is hoping that small and medium-sized businesses will jump at the new option.
November 1, 2017
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Pen Computing Magazine: Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo
Palm Bluetooth vs Handspring Treo. Shootout: Wireless interconnect or complete integration? by Shawn Barnett. Palm Bluetooth card.
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People are reportedly buying more iPhone 7s than iPhone 8s in the US
More customers in the US are buying the iPhone 7 than the iPhone 8, according to a new report from KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh (via Reuters).
October 16, 2017
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People have mixed feelings about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
With Verizon stores now equipped with Pixel 2 demo units, people are starting to get hands-on time with the phone -- here's what they have to say.
October 13, 2017
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Person-to-Person Apple Pay is about to make iMessage even more valuable
Peer-to-peer Apple Pay is coming to iMessage, and it's going to make Apple's messaging platform even more valuable.
September 1, 2017
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Personal Experiences and Tips
includes a discussion on power-user synchronization and palm/cellular solutions.
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Phone crypto shut FBI out of 7,000 devices, complains chief g-man
But he gets it, there's a balance to be struck, yada yada
October 20, 2017
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Phones keeping students from concentrating during lectures
While ever-smarter digital devices have made many aspects of our lives easier and more efficient, a growing body of evidence suggests that, by continuously distracting us, they are harming our ability to concentrate.
October 19, 2017
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Photo editing app VSCO now lets users save their own "recipes"
If you're into editing photos on your smartphone, then you're most likely familiar with VSCO -- one of the most popular photo editing apps on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. VSCO is chock-full of built-in filters, has comprehensive controls for adjusting different aspects of the image, and although the UI may come off as a bit cumbersome at first, it is indeed very capable.
November 9, 2017
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Photos show off Portrait Lighting camera effects on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus
Chances are that you're already familiar with Apple's Portrait Mode -- a feature that adds artistic blur (bokeh) to the background of your images. It was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus, leveraging its dual camera system to produce the effect. At today's keynote, Apple announced a new addition to its Portrait mode called Portrait Lighting. As its name suggests, it allows the lighting of the image to be manipulated for more dramatic effect.
September 12, 2017
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Pictar One review: Versatile SLR-style camera grip takes better iPhone photos
Modern iPhones take fantastic pictures, but even with a case attached, the slim exterior doesn't provide the confident grip of a traditional SLR camera. If you miss that tactile grasp, Miggo's Pictar One, is an ingenious--although imperfect--solution.
September 6, 2017
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Piper Jaffray: iPhone users not terribly excited about the new 2017 models
You would think that with the tenth anniversary iPhone offering several new features, fans of the device would be overly excited about upgrading to the phone that could be called the Apple iPhone X. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Michael J. Olson, people are no more excited about this year's new models than they were for last year's new product introductions, which included the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
September 5, 2017
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Pixel 2 and 2 XL exhibit flickering when using the camera under LED lights
The issue is only affecting some users, but it's unclear at the time if software will be able to fix it.
November 13, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy
A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
October 18, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL images surface two days before unveiling
Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass had disseminated pictures of the Pixel 2 XL earlier today. Now, he has sent out a tweet that combines the earlier images of the Google Pixel 2 XL with photos showing the Google Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 is produced by HTC, the company that delivered both original Pixel handsets last year. The larger Pixel 2 XL is LG's baby. The pair will be unveiled on Wednesday, October 4th, live streamed over YouTube beginning at Noon EDT.
October 2, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and the best of the rest: size comparison
Google has just made its 2017 smartphone lineup official in the form of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, and the best of the rest: Preliminary size comparison
The official unveiling of Google's 2017 flagship lineup is just around the corner. There's a little over a day left until we see the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for ourselves, but thanks to the vast amounts of leaks over the last few weeks, we already know quite a bit about the flagship duo. We even got our first legitimate look at the two (courtesy of Evan Blass) in the form of what likely are press renders of the phones.
October 3, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and the best of the rest: size comparison
Google has just made its 2017 smartphone lineup official in the form of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL versus iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: a specs comparison
After months of speculation and a torrent of leaks, two of the biggest flagship smartphones of 2017 are now official at long last--the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here to reclaim their rightful spot at the very top of the Android world. But they face fierce competition this year, not only from Apple and iOS, but from Samsung, LG, and other Android phone makers. We've already compared the new Pixels to the major Android phones on the market in terms of specs, but what about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?
October 6, 2017
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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google's new flagships
From the display to the camera, here's what's new about Google's updated flagships.
October 19, 2017
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Pixel 2 camera app available for all, Motion Photos and other features working for some
You can now download the Pixel 2's camera app ahead of the phone's official release, but there's a lot you should know before making the plunge.
October 13, 2017
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Pixel 2 camera samples back up that record DxO score
Google just released dozens of full-size, unedited photos taken with the Pixel 2. In case you had any doubt after its record DxOMark score, that camera is shaping up to be really good.
October 9, 2017
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Pixel 2 comes with a free Google Home Mini
Make your home a Google Home with the company's newest phone and a bonus smart speaker.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 could charge even faster -- if you pay more
Google's new phone can reportedly gulp down 27W of pure power.
October 6, 2017
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Pixel 2 dethrones iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in camera rankings
Well, that was quick! The iPhone 8 Plus had a short reign at camera testing outfit DxOMark as "the best smartphone camera we've ever tested" -- the Galaxy Note 8 tied it after only a few weeks. And now Google's Pixel 2 has bested them both.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 has OIS and Google's magic EIS, and that's a huge deal
Everyone enjoys taking great photos, and the Pixel 2 makes that even easier.
October 24, 2017
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Pixel 2 live wallpapers are now available to download
The new live wallpapers will work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
October 16, 2017
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Pixel 2 really is the mythic Google Phone
The search giant wants you to buy its new phone. The pitch? The Pixel aims to be good at everything Google's good at.
October 5, 2017
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Pixel 2 review, Vergecast edition
That camera, though
October 20, 2017
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Pixel 2 specs leak: Don't count on a headphone jack
Google's next phone may go the way of the iPhone.
September 28, 2017
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Pixel 2 specs versus iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and LG G6
Google just announced the Pixel 2. Here's how it compares to the competition.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 supposedly features IP68 water resistance, 64GB/128GB storage, always on display
We're about one month away from the official unveiling of the new Pixel phones, but we've already had our fair share of leaks. Some of the information surface in one of the most recent reports concerning the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones might not have been known before.
September 6, 2017
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Pixel 2 tinkerers force Google's hand: Secret custom silicon found
They were totally just about to tell us everything
October 20, 2017
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Pixel 2 versus iPhone 8 Plus: Which camera is better?
The Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 Plus battle it out to determine which phone's camera does better portraits, landscape selfies and low-light shots.
October 18, 2017
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Pixel 2 voice call clicking (and how you can fix it)
A smartphone is a hugely advance piece of technology, and considering all that's happening within its circuits on a microsecond-by-microsecond basis, it's a small miracle that things tend to work as well as they do. Still, while we expect to run into glitches here and there when experiencing advanced new technology, working with things like augmented reality, advanced biometrics, or Google's world-scanning Tango system, by this point we largely take it for granted that all the basics are running like a well-oiled machine.
October 20, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL goes official: High-end tech and a pure Android experience in one stylish package
Last year, Google launched its first in-house developed smartphones that would replace the Nexus brand and become some of the best Android smartphones money could buy -- the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Stacked with the latest in hardware and excellent cameras to match, the two phones quickly gained traction and popularity in the Android world, despite some drawbacks, such as the lack of waterproofing on both and their not-so-cutting-edge designs.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL leak shows off Google's redesigned home screen
It looks like Google will slightly tweak the home screen on the next Pixel phones. Serial phone leaker Evan Blass published two images of the upcoming Pixel 2 XL today that provide not only our cleanest look yet at the device, but also our first look at changes to the Pixel's home screen.
October 2, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL screen blue tint likely caused by poorly applied polarizer
Here is why the Google Pixel 2 XL has that very noticeable blue tint whenever you tilt the phone just slightly: it uses a polarizer that seems to be applied so poorly that it causes this weird screen coloration.
October 26, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL specs versus iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30
Google just announced the Pixel 2 XL. Here's how it compares to the competition.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL teardown reveals LG battery, heat pipe, and Google's first custom processor
The crafty folks from iFixit have gone through the trouble to take apart the new Google Pixel 2 XL, and it turned out that it wasn't much of a trouble, at least as far as today's sealed waterproof flagships are concerned, as we've seen recent phones much harder to repair. The Pixel 2 XL got a 6/10 score for repairability, and, despite that it is water-resistant with IP67 certification, it doesn't even need heating to open up, unlike the vast majority of today's glass-and-metal flagships.
October 19, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL teardown shows how its squeezable sides work
The Pixel 2 comes out today, and so of course iFixit has torn open the first unit it could find to let us see what's going on inside. The site published its inside look at the Pixel 2 XL this morning, and while there aren't a ton of surprises to be found (the camera module is pretty large; Google is hiding a secret chip), cracking open the phone does reveal one thing we didn't know a ton about: how the Pixel's Active Edge feature actually works.
October 19, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design
Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.
August 25, 2017
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Pixel 2 XL: What's burn-in and what do I do if I have it?
The Pixel 2 XL's POLED display is getting flak for burn-in issues. But what is it and can you avoid it?
November 2, 2017
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Pixel 2's automatic song recognition beats Shazam, here's why
There are plenty of features in the new Pixel 2 with Android Oreo that Google has lifted from other phones or interface overlays, and there is plenty of riff-raff in there (squeeze to launch Assistant, for instance, or the "notification dots" in Oreo), but one feature in particular stands out as an example of taking something that exists, and making it better.
October 5, 2017
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Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL phones will get 'preview' of Google Lens
The AR-driven image-recognition tech could help Google bring its search powers into the real world.
October 4, 2017
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Pixel owners on Oreo receiving September patch disguised as downgrade to Nougat
Certain Pixel owners are being asked to downgrade their phone's software.
September 12, 2017
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Pixel phones get a little something extra in the November security patch
Google shows us why they built a separate monthly patch page for Nexus and Pixel phones.
November 6, 2017
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Pixel versus Pixel 2: the five biggest changes
It's no secret around these parts that I've been deeply enamored with Google's Pixel. That Android smartphone came almost out of nowhere last year to claim the crown of best mobile camera, and in the process it swept me up as a loyal fan as well.
October 19, 2017
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Pixelmator 3.7 update adds High Sierra and HEIF support
Pixelmator has released version 3.7 Mount Whitney of its comprehensive image editing app for Mac. The update brings support for macOS High Sierra and the new HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) image format that was introduced with the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X.
October 6, 2017
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Pixels and Nexuses now receiving October security patch from Google
It's once again time to furiously tap that update button.
October 2, 2017
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Pixelstick creators unveil the Colorspike: An incredibly versatile LED lighting strip
The inventors of pixelstick have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest creation: a strip of LEDs they're calling the 'colorspike.' Like the pixelstick, it can be controlled via an app to produce a range of effects; unlike the pixelstick, the colorspike panel is more about lighting and color than it is about fun effects or light painting.
October 5, 2017
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Pocket PC Central
features Pocket PC news, downloads, tips, and more.
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Pocket PC Central Bluetooth Information Center
Most Pocket PCs are Bluetooth capable. some Pocket PCs, like the iPAQ 2215, have onboard Bluetooth and come ready for Bluetooth connectivity out of the box.
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Pocket PC Portal
offers Pocket PC news, reviews, tools, and tips.
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Pokemon GO creators to launch Harry Potter AR game in 2018
Niantic, the makers of the unbelievably popular Pokemon GO, is working on its next game: "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite."m That sound you hear is a million childhood memories firing in minds across the globe.
November 8, 2017
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Pokemon Go developer announces Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Time to dust off your wands.
November 8, 2017
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Pokemon GO developer Niantic to launch new Harry Potter AR game in 2018
Niantic Labs, the maker of the Pokemon GO smash hit, is expected to launch another AR (augmented reality) game for mobiles next year. The new game will benefit from another tremendously popular franchise: Harry Potter.
November 8, 2017
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Pokemon Go Update Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)
Gotta update 'em all.
October 9, 2017
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Popular iOS puzzle game Monument Valley 2 is now out on Android
Monument Valley 2, a puzzle game with an enchanting atmosphere and clever, unique style of challenges, is now available on Android, nearly 5 months after it made its debut on Apple's iOS platform.
November 6, 2017
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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: the $1500 phone unboxing
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a smaller, curvier version of the new Huawei flagship. it's based on the Mate 9 Pro, which is sold in Huawei's home market of China, and is supercharged with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage to augment the already high-end specs of the regular Mate 9. Oh, and it'll sell for €1395 in Europe when it launches in January – that's around $1500 at the current exchange rate.
December 20, 2016
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Portrait mode could arrive on Galaxy S8 and S8+ with software update
While the the Samsung Galaxy Note8 already features a dual camera setup, essentially allowing for a native Portrait mode, this feature isn't included on the S8 and S8+ which utilize a single rear camera setup. However, according to a company customer support representative, Portrait mode could be arriving with a future software update.
October 18, 2017
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Portrait Mode with just one camera: Google publishes Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode pictures
The Google Pixel 2/XL are the world's first phones to make true DSLR-like Portrait Mode - where the subject is in focus and the background blurred - possible with just a single camera. The effect is achieved through some advanced technology and thanks to the power of AI and machine learning, but how good do photos actually turn out?
October 18, 2017
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Possible iPhone X already spotted in the wild
The hands-on video also shows the phone's Dynamic wallpaper.
October 9, 2017
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POWERUP Dart lets you create and control the ultimate paper airplane
Phones and drones are by far my favorite pieces of tech -- they go together perfectly, like peanut butter and jelly.
October 5, 2017
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Pre-registration for Mega Man games on Android and iOS is now open
A couple of weeks ago, Capcom announced that six original Mega Man games would be coming to Android and iOS soon. It now appears that pre-registration for the smartphone titles is open on the company's website.
December 30, 2016
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Pretec Electronics Corp
designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of PCMCIA cards, compact modem for handheld PDAs, and digital cameras.
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Pretty in red: the Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red looks amazing, but you probably can't buy it
Last year, we saw the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge get the Blue Coral skin, after the Note 7 that introduced it happened to go down in flames. Then, we saw both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge be updated with a full-black color, presumably in response to Apple's Jet Black. Well, you didn't think that Sammy won't be updating the color choices of its Galaxy S8 jewel, did you?
November 8, 2017
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Privacy is a feature: Apple sells more of it
Read critiques of Siri or iCloud of the iPhone and you'll see a lot of horse-race comparisons to competing products. Google Now is so much better than Siri! Google gets cloud services! Apple doesn't! iPhones cost too much!
October 13, 2017
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Privacy: 'Bottom feeders' could exploit the access Apple gives developers to iPhone X facial data
With the iPhone X due to ship to those who have pre-ordered tomorrow as well as being available in stores in limited numbers, it has emerged that Apple is allowing app developers to access facial data.
November 2, 2017
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Production Delays Mean People May Need To Line Up To Get An iPhone X
Apple's most expensive phone, the iPhone X is coming out soon, but it may be more difficult than usual for iPhone aficionados to get their hands on one when the device launches. Not because everyone is clamoring for the iPhone X, but because Apple's manufacturer is reportedly having trouble meeting its looming deadline.
October 24, 2017
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Productivity overwhelming - App Pairs is one of Galaxy Note 8's best hidden features
There's hardly a software feature you can think of that's not on the Galaxy Note 8, but the phone doesn't just stop there, it builds upon the strong foundations and creates an exceptional productivity-oriented package.
October 13, 2017
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ProtonMail for Android v1.7 released with snooze
There is perhaps nothing more grinding than phone notifications when you don't want to hear them. To help you control your notifications, the secure email provider, ProtonMail, has updated its Android app with additional notification snooze controls. The update also brings with it support for additional languages including Dutch, Polish, Spanish and Italian.
September 26, 2017
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PSA: Google is selling Verizon version of the Pixel 2 at pop-up stores
Probably not what customers were expecting
October 18, 2017
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PSA: Google quietly discontinues NFC Smart Unlock without explanation
Android users have been slowly discovering that Google has killed off NFC Smart Unlock. The feature, which makes it possible to unlock a phone with an NFC device such as a ring or bracelet, has been discontinued without explanation.
September 28, 2017
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PSA: iPhone X and iPhone 8 are more expensive at Best Buy when you pay the full price upfront
If you're planning to buy any of Apple's new smartphones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X) by paying the full price upfront, you should probably avoid going to Best Buy for this. That's because the retailer is charging an extra $100 for each of the three new iPhones, regardless of storage space and carrier.
October 26, 2017
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PSA: Your Note 8's Face Unlock can easily be fooled
It's not secure, no matter what your phone tells you.
September 5, 2017
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Purism is one step closer to launching its privacy-focused phones
After making the news with its secure Linux-based laptops that have been selling relatively well over the past year, Purism has now reached its $1.5 million funding goal for developing its Librem 5 smartphone.
October 10, 2017
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Purism's Librem 5 FOSS phone smashes crowdfunding goal
Purism's Librem 5 phone has smashed its crowdfunding goal of $1,500,000 with a decent 13 days to go before the campaign ends. As of writing, the goal has been passed by more than $50,000. Purism is hoping that it can launch its Free/Libre and Open Source powered Librem 5 and appeal to users looking to escape the clutches of Apple and Google.
October 10, 2017
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Purism's Librem 5 Smartphone Crosses $200k In Funding
In two weeks now Purism has managed to raise over $200,000 USD towards their dream of building a privacy/free-software-minded smartphone running their own custom Linux-based software stack. But they remain a long ways to go from their $1.5 MM goal.
September 7, 2017
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Pwn2Own contest finds two more exploits in iPhone 7, Galaxy S8
It looks like both Apple and Samsung have some work to do in closing security holes on their devices.
November 2, 2017
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Qualcomm accuses Apple of helping Intel with chip software
The wireless-chip giant found an Intel engineer cc'd on a message from Apple that asked for confidential software information.
November 2, 2017
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Qualcomm and T-Mobile Show Off Gigabit Class LTE
Qualcomm and T-Mobile Showcase the Power of Gigabit Class LTE, as T-Mobile More Than Doubles LTE Advanced Coverage
November 9, 2017
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Qualcomm appealing Taiwan's decision in $773 million fine
The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission recently ruled in favor of the $773 million USD fine against Qualcomm, but the company plans on appealing the court's final word.
October 11, 2017
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Qualcomm confirms the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 835, reveals device's outline
Seeing as the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2's unveiling is in just one week, it's no surprise that its manufacturer will be doing its best to drum up its release. First there was the concept video from the phone's designer, Philippe Starck, which was soon followed by an invitation to the release event featuring an outline suspiciously similar to that of a nearly bezel-less smartphone.
September 4, 2017
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Qualcomm fined $774 million for abusing monopoly on smartphone modems in Taiwan
It intends to appeal
October 11, 2017
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Qualcomm fires another shot at Apple with a new lawsuit in China
Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against Apple in its continuing legal battle over patents, this time looking to block the manufacturing and sale of iPhones in China, according to a report by Bloomberg this morning.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm is fined $774 million in Taiwan for refusing to properly license its technology
The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has fined Qualcomm $774 million for abusing the monopoly it happens to have in the handset market where its chips are widely used in the manufacture of smartphones. With a commanding share of the market in CDMA, WCDMA (3G) and LTE chipsets, the Fair Trade Commission accused the chip maker of holding back on licensing its technology. The Taiwan FTC also is ordering Qualcomm to submit a report twice a year on its negotiations with other firms.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm is trying to get iPhone sales banned in China
Qualcomm has launched a new lawsuit against Apple, asking a Chinese court to block the sale and manufacturing of iPhones within the country, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the US and has since expanded worldwide.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm officially rejects Broadcom's deal to buy the chip-maker
That was close.
November 13, 2017
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Qualcomm rejects $105B takeover bid from Broadcom
Spurning what would have been the largest tech acquisition of all time, Qualcomm board says the bid undervalues the mobile phone chip maker.
November 13, 2017
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Qualcomm should change its licensing before Apple and the industry change Qualcomm
You can get away with extortion. Until you can't. That's the lesson Qualcomm, which until recently supplied all the cellular modem chips for iPhone, is learning right now.
October 4, 2017
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Qualcomm sues Apple for giving rival Intel classified information
For the better part of the year, Apple and Qualcomm have been at each other's throats. Apple initially claimed that Qualcomm was charging manufacturers too much for its processors and modems and taking advantage of its massive leverage throughout the mobile landscape, and this spiraled out into a multitude of different issues.
November 2, 2017
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Qualcomm sues Apple, accusing it of sharing chip code with Intel
Another lawsuit in the ongoing fight
November 2, 2017
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Qualcomm sues Apple, alleging it shared chip code with Intel
Qualcomm has levied another lawsuit against Apple, this time alleging that the iPhone maker took advantage of its "unprecedented access" to Qualcomm's code to aid Intel, Bloomberg reports. The news lends credence to a report in Reuters that Apple has designed iPhones bereft of Qualcomm technologies that it could ship as early as next year.
November 2, 2017
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Qualcomm sues to block Apple from selling the iPhone in China
As we've written a number of times, Qualcomm is embroiled in a number of lawsuits involving Apple. Apple has accused Qualcomm of failing to pay it $1 billion in rebates that it says it is owed. Apple also has asked iPhone and iPad manufacturers not to pay royalties to Qualcomm for failing to offer its standard essential patents in a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory manner.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm turns down Broadcom's takeover bid; this could be the start of an epic Wall Street battle
As expected, Qualcomm this morning said no to the largest tech takeover bid in history. Fellow chipmaker Broadcom had offered $60 in cash and $10 in stock for each Qualcomm share, a transaction valued at $105 billion
November 13, 2017
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Qualcomm wants Apple to stop production and sales of iPhones in China
Qualcomm's latest lawsuit seeks to end all sales and production of the iPhone in China.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm wants to ban iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
The mobile chip maker fires its latest salvo in the long-standing legal dispute with Apple.
October 13, 2017
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Qualcomm's first 5G mobile test highlights super-fast data speeds
Qualcomm has taken a major step towards 5G smartphones with the first successful test of the next-generation networks on a mobile device.
October 18, 2017
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Misc. - R

Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.
October 25, 2017
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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality with nanotechnology
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors
October 25, 2017
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Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs
The Raspberry Pi Pixel desktop experience is now available as an early version for x86-based Mac and Windows PCs.
December 22, 2016
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Razer Announces Gaming Phone With 120Hz Display
Historically, gaming-focused smartphones and tablets that run Android haven't sold well. Nvidia took a serious shot at creating a gaming market for Tegra-powered devices, and even went so far as to help with game-specific optimizations on multiple titles.
November 2, 2017
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Razer Debuts Its First Phone, And It's Built For Games
If I told you Razer made a smartphone, you'd probably develop a mental picture pretty quickly. Since the company is mostly known for its gaming mice, keyboards, and laptops, you'd expect this phone to be For Gamers.
November 1, 2017
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Razer designed its first smartphone to make holding it sideways suck less
The screen, button layout, and even the speakers make this phone better sideways
November 2, 2017
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Razer Enters The Smartphone Arena With The Razer Phone
Earlier this year, Razer bought the smartphone company Nextbit, so it should perhaps not come as much of a surprise to see the gaming-focused company step into the smartphone market, but Razer wants to bring more than just another 'me too' Android phone. Today the company is launching the Razer Phone with a couple of industry firsts, which is impressive considering the competition in the smartphone space.
November 1, 2017
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Razer made a smartphone, and it's an all-black version of the Nextbit Robin
But don't call this $699 handset a "gaming phone."
November 1, 2017
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Razer Reveals New Gaming Phone; 1,337 Special Edition Units Available
Razer's cutting edge phone.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone announced with huge bezels, no headphone jack, and dubious gamer cred
Can you actually make an Android phone for gamers? Aren't they all spec-heavy beasts of incredible processing burden? These are the questions Razer will have to answer as it introduces its first ever smartphone, appropriately titled the Razer Phone.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone is a sharp Android smartphone for gamers
Razer's first step into the smartphone world is now official.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone is here with 5.7" 120Hz Ultramotion display, 8 GB of RAM, and it's insane!
Razer, a leading gaming tech company, is ready to enter the busy smartphone marketplace with a product of its own. Its debut handset is called Razer Phone, and it is not your average smartphone. In typical Razer fashion, it promises a true spectacle.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone is here, with smooth screen and powerful speakers
It's the gaming lifestyle company's first phone.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone makes its debut with 120Hz screen, dual cameras, and 8GB RAM
Before, showing off its new smartphone, Razer explained a bit about its business and how it's composed of hardware, software, and services. All of these are meant to cater to its customers who are also gamers and to provide the best experience possible. After dominating the gaming hardware with its accessories and PC devices, the firm is now ready to move into its next phase with smartphones.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone price and release date
The Razer Phone, the first true "gaming" smartphone with a 120Hz display, is now official, but how much does it cost and what is its release date?
November 6, 2017
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Razer Phone review: Don't go outside
Razer's first Android phone is a striking piece of hardware with excellent performance, undone by a dim display and a calamitous camera.
November 13, 2017
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Razer Phone size comparison vs Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, iPhone 8 Plus, and all the rest
With no RGB lighting in sight, gaming company Razer has just officially forayed into the smartphone market, a niche that is not quite welcoming to newcomers. The likes of Samsung, Apple, Google, Huawei, and LG are not going to voluntarily squeeze themselves so that the gaming paraphernalia giant could fit in.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone specs: Top-end everything
What's inside the Razer Phone? A whole lot of top-end smartphone hardware.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone tech specs
Want to know what's inside the brand new Razer Phone? You've come to the right place.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone versus Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: specs comparison
So, Razer has first dropped its first handset -- the... well, the Razer Phone. A super-powered handset that's supposed to please gamers, or users that just demand the best possible performance on an Android device. But the Razer Phone doesn't have any sort of exclusive chip, like the Nvidia Tegra that was in the Nvidia Shield before it.
November 1, 2017
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Razer Phone: Specs, pricing and availability!
Razer is ready to take on a new market: high-end smartphones.
November 2, 2017
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Razer Phone's full list of leaked specs confirms dual-camera setup, 8GB RAM, IGZO display
We're just one day away from the official reveal of the Razer Phone, a device aimed at "hardcore gamers." The smartphone is expected to be officially unveiled on November 1 and judging by what's been leaked until now, it will be a beast.
October 31, 2017
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Razer Teases Smartphone Specs Leak
This week the gaming peripheral maker Razer began to tease what appears to be a new smartphone for mobile gamers to be excited about. The tease lists a date of November 1 for the unveil and only shows a man holding a dark and mysterious smartphone in his hands. Ahead of that official unveil next month, some specifications turned up on GFXBench for a Razer Phone.
October 13, 2017
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Razer's first smartphone might have 8GB of RAM
As much as a MacBook Pro
October 13, 2017
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Razer's gamer phone leaks with big RAM and battery
The rumored phone appears on a retailer's website.
October 31, 2017
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Razer's smartphone will offer 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM, and 4,000mAh
It comes as no surprise that we are seeing more information leak about Razer's upcoming smartphone. The handset is expected to be announced on November 1 and it appears that we have more details about its specifications.
October 31, 2017
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Real-life images of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leak out: 18:9 display, dual cameras
One of the latest trends in the smartphone industry is throwing tall, 18:9 displays up front. For one reason ore another, some manufacturers claim they do that due to the obviously-impending arrival of 2:1 multimedia content whereas others are merely following suit for no explicit reason whatsoever. That said, one noteworthy upside of devices donning such display is simply how easier are they to handle compared to similarly-sized 16:9 devices. But we digress...
October 9, 2017
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Reality check: Can you use a Chromebook for work?
Some fresh perspective on a Chromebook's capabilities for professionals.
October 24, 2017
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Rebrand all the things: Arrow Launcher is now Microsoft Launcher
In the past years, Microsoft has shown a knack for regularly renaming its products. It rebranded Microsoft Answers to Microsoft Community back in 2012, and is even considering rebranding the Windows Store and the Photos app on Windows 10. Instead of the conventional incremental numerical changes in its operating system for phones, the nomenclature has varied from Windows Mobile, to Windows Phone, to Windows 10 Mobile. Now, the company has rebranded its popular launcher, available on Android.
October 5, 2017
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Reddit user claims Google shipped Pixel 2 XL without operating system installed
In theory, the Pixel 2 XL is an amazing phone. In practice, the launch of Google's latest handset has been beset with all sorts of woes, most notably with the device's gorgeous, but troublesome OLED screen. One Reddit user has it worse though, having reportedly received a Pixel 2 XL without an operating system installed on it.
November 2, 2017
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Reduce the cords, charge your Apple devices together with AirPower in 2018
"Next year," Apple will let you wirelessly charge iDevices together via the same mat.
September 12, 2017
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Remember the Sony Xperia L? An Xperia L1 might be coming soon
Sony already revealed four new smartphones in 2017 (Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra), but the company will obviously not stop here. a new Sony Android handset that could be announced later this year is the Xperia L1 (model number G3312).
March 17, 2017
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Render showing both sides of Huawei Mate 10 Lite is here for your viewing pleasure
The other day, Dutch retailer Belsimpel listed the Huawei Mate 10 Lite prematurely. According to the listing, the phone will be offered in November, priced at €349 in Europe (equivalent to $412.66 USD). Today, tipster Evan Blass disseminated a tweet showing both the front and back of the Mate 10 Lite.
October 13, 2017
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Rendered images show upcoming LG G6 with dual-cam
It seems dual-camera technology is quickly establishing itself as standard on high-end smartphones. LG is expected to launch the G6 at or around the Mobile World Congress at the the end of February 2017 and today a series of rendered images confirms that, like its predecessor G5 and the V20, the new model will feature a dual-camera.
December 28, 2016
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Repairing a broken iPhone 8 glass back costs considerably more than replacing its screen
Sure, you can't accuse Apple of reaching dizzying new heights when it comes to the design of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but there's no denying that the addition of a glass back shakes things up a bit. The glass makes the phones look shinier and prettier (unless you're not into that, of course), but it also comes with one major drawback -- fragility.
September 25, 2017
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Report suggests Face ID camera tech will be in next iPad Pro models
The tech which enables the iPhone X's new Face ID feature may be coming to the 2018 iPad Pro line, a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests.
October 9, 2017
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Report: Andy Rubin's Essential Has Only Shipped 5,000 Phones
Android co-founder Andy Rubin has is trying to get back into smartphones with his startup, known as Essential. The company made waves with the announcement of its nearly bezel-free smartphone earlier this year, but a new report suggests this experiment may be a flop. According to third-party data, Essential may have only sold 5,000 Essential Phones since launch.
September 27, 2017
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Report: Apple designing new iPhones, iPads minus Qualcomm chips
The growing legal feud between Apple and Qualcomm over royalty payments and patent holdings is getting worse. So much so that Apple is already starting to build the next versions of its iPhones and iPads without any of the usual components from the chip maker, according to a new report.
October 31, 2017
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Report: OLED smartphone panels to become more popular than LCD by 2020
2017 has brought a lot of changes to the way smartphones look and feel, but arguably none is bigger than the shift towards near bezel-less displays. And as the bezels shrink and screen real estate increases, the display itself becomes even more important than it was before. Which brings us back to a question that has been dividing smartphone users for years: LCD or OLED?
October 16, 2017
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Report: SoftBank calls off Sprint-T-Mobile merger talks
A report out of Japan this morning states that SoftBank, majority owner of Sprint, has called off talks that were being held to merge Sprint and T-Mobile.
October 30, 2017
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Research firm claims Essential Phone sold only 5,000 units in the US
Andy Rubin's company, Essential has been recently valued at roughly $1.2 billion, but its first product might be considered a flop if we take into consideration the latest report coming from research firm BayStreet.
September 27, 2017
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Researchers Crack the Problem of Fragile and Expensive Smartphone Screens
Physicists at the University of Sussex may have come up with a solution to the long-standing problem of fragile smartphone screens.
October 26, 2017
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Review: iPhone X
The 10th anniversary iPhone goes to Disneyland
October 31, 2017
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Review: Motorola Moto X4
The original Moto X should hold a special place in smartphone history. It wasn't the most powerful device, and the camera struggled, but it was the first major phone with contextual awareness baked in, giving you a hands-free assistant with voice recognition.
October 30, 2017
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RIP Windows phones: New Windows 10 Mobile hardware and features 'aren't the focus'
But its spirit still lives on in iOS and Android.
October 9, 2017
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RIP Windows Phones? Not Quite
The Surface Phone is dead? Nope. Microsoft needs mobile to survive.
October 13, 2017
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RIP, Windows Phone. Your demise could lead Microsoft to redemption.
Arrogance mired the company so deep in a losing mobile strategy that it couldn't escape until it had spent billions.
October 30, 2017
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Rubbing it in: Amidst Pixel 2 XL screen troubles, Samsung outs commercial about its "amazing" screens
It's not a good time to be the display guy over at the Google Pixel team: the company just launched its most expensive and highest profile phone ever, the Google Pixel 2 XL, but it suffers from some bad viewing angles and ghosting problems that might just ruin a lot of its appeal.
October 26, 2017
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Rugged Cat B100 gets ready to rumble
Like all the best rugged phones, Cat's new B100 looks as tough as it claims to be. With a thick rubberized casing, metal accents, port flaps, and heavy screws that secure the back panel in place, there's little doubt that the Cat B100 will deflect water and dust.
October 18, 2017
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Rugged LG X Venture launches on US Cellular - a decent phone for the adventurer in you
US Cellular is now selling a new rugged smartphone - the LG X Venture. First released in the US by AT&T, the X Venture currently runs Android 7 Nougat, and will likely be updated to Android 8 Oreo at some point (though LG has yet to confirm this).
September 25, 2017
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Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be released by T-Mobile
T-Mobile may soon release its very first rugged Galaxy S smartphone. According to VentureBeat, some leaked marketing material (which, unfortunately, can't be publicly shared) reveals that T-Mobile is planning to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active - currently available as an AT&T-exclusive device, pictured above.
September 28, 2017
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Rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official; tablet will launch later this month
Just a few days ago, we passed along some images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. Today, the tablet has been officially introduced by Samsung. With the Active name attached to the slate, you can expect the device to survive "excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops."
October 20, 2017
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Rumor claims Android O may feature notification revamp and picture-in-picture
We're only about two months away from Google I/O, where we're expecting to get the first look at what Google has in store for Android O, although the full OS update likely won't be released until the fall. But, we're inside the window where it's time for Android O rumors to take off and that yearly tradition is starting off with a few interesting features.
March 17, 2017
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Rumor: iPhone 8 Production Slashed in Half On Weak Demand
We've said from the beginning Apple could be facing a serious problem with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. As demand for the first two has failed to materialize, and with Apple X shipments still far below what the company will need to meet demand, Apple's decision to launch the iPhone X could whack its finances.
October 19, 2017
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Rumor: Nokia 2, 7 and 9 may be officially introduced in early 2018
There's a lot of talking surrounding HMD's new wave of Nokia smartphones that might or might not be unveiled by the end of the year. At least one other high-end and another low-tier handsets are expected to make their way to the shelves in the coming months, but it's still unclear when exactly that will happen.
October 9, 2017
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RunPee: The one app you should be using at the movies!
This seemingly silly app is surprisingly useful at the movie theater.
October 9, 2017
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Russian authorities are trying to unlock iPhone 4S from Russian ambassador's killer
The off-duty police officer who killed the Russian ambassador in Turkey was shot by Turkish special forces minutes after the crime. He had an iPhone 4S on him, and now, according to MacReports and Haberturk, Turkish authorities asked for Russia's help to unlock the iPhone.
December 23, 2016
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Misc. - S

Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X goes on sale, download links are now live
The time has come for Sailfish fans to support their favorite mobile platform by purchasing the new Sailfish X, specifically designed for Sony Xperia X.
October 11, 2017
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Samsung Accelerates Industry Push towards Commercial 5G with Second Silicon Valley 5G Summit
Industry's most prominent members share updates and discuss the future of 5G
October 19, 2017
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Samsung adopting Google's ARCore, coming to Galaxy S8 and Note 8
Samsung has partnered with Google to adopt ARCore, Google's augmented reality platform, and it will bring the experience to its Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8.
October 19, 2017
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Samsung Advances Mobility for the Global Workforce with the Enhanced Galaxy Tab Active2, a Ruggedized Tablet Optimized for Business
Built with the latest innovative features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 offers a business-rugged design with improved business functionality and built-in durability for industrial environments
October 20, 2017
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Samsung and Xiaomi now account for 45% of India's smartphone market
Xiaomi is closing in on Samsung as India becomes the second-largest smartphone market.
October 30, 2017
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Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 six months after launching Bixby 1.0
It's now open to third-party developers and designed for smart home devices
October 18, 2017
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Samsung announces Exynos 9810 flagship processor likely to power Galaxy S9
Samsung does not reveal much information about a new flagship smartphone before launch day, but the homebrew processor that powers it is introduced in advance. So, it did not come as a surprise to see the Exynos 9 Series 8895 making its official debut ahead of the Galaxy S8.
November 13, 2017
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Samsung begins rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy Note5
Samsung began its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat in mid-January, starting with its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge flagships. More recently, following a short delay, the update also began making its way to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge earlier this month.
March 17, 2017
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Samsung CEO To Leave Company Over "Unprecedented Crisis"
It hasn't exactly been a great year for Samsung: The company's vice chairman was indicted, arrested, and then sentenced to five years in prison in connection to a massive South Korean bribery case, then there were the Galaxy Note 7 and washing machine explosion debacles. Now the CEO of the tech giant's electronics division is heading for the door amid what he calls an "unprecedented crisis" within the company.
October 13, 2017
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Samsung Copied Some of iPhone's Features, Court Reaffirms
Another day, another story pertaining to the ongoing patent disputes between technology giants Apple and Samsung.
November 6, 2017
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Samsung Details 11LPP Process Technology: 10 nm BEOL Meets 14 nm Elements
Samsung has added a new manufacturing technology into its roadmap. The 11LPP fabrication process is designed for mainstream and higher-end smartphone SoCs. The technology will co