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A Samsung Galaxy S8+ dummy unit poses for a detailed hands-on video
Another day, another Galaxy S8 leak: this time around, we have a detailed hands-on video with an all-black dummy unit of the device's larger variant, the S8+, offering us a glimpse of its gargantuan proportions.
March 24, 2017
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Android O hands-on preview: Top 10 features!
Surprise! Google just took the wraps off a new version of Android in developer preview form. Say hello to Android O!
March 21, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne hands-on: a physical keyboard makes Android more productive
The BlackBerry KeyOne packs in productivity features and is worth a look.
May 4, 2017
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Figo Gravity hands-on
The market for unlocked phones in the US is growing leaps and bounds, with some estimates pegging it at more than 20% of the overall demand, mainly thanks to flagship iPhones, Pixels and Galaxies sold SIM-free at full price, but also to brands like BLU and Figo.
April 12, 2017
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Hands on with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the phones that do everything
I never thought I would love holding a 6.2-inch phone, but here we are.
March 28, 2017
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Hands-on with Android O--A million new settings and an awesome snooze feature
A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization.
March 23, 2017
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Hands-on with DeX, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer
The docking station will connect to a big screen using HDMI and let you use your Android apps in a full desktop environment.
March 28, 2017
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Hands-on with the Bronze Pink Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Earlier this week, Sony announced a Bronze Pink variant of the Xperia XZ Premium - the company's latest flagship smartphone. Today, at a Sony event, we had the chance to go hands-on with the Bronze Pink XZ Premium, and we're more than happy to share photos of this particular model with you.
April 27, 2017
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HTC U 11 hands-on: putting the squeeze on its competition
Earlier this year, HTC said "out with the old, in with the new,'' as the company stepped away from some of its established smartphone branding, and introduced the new U series with the U play and U Ultra. Sleek and shiny, the glass-enclosed handsets resembled little of the metallic unibody look of One-series phones.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U11 hands-on--A squeezable, all-glass device with dual hotword support
Want Google? Say "Ok Google." Want Alexa? Say "Alexa." this $650 phone has both
May 16, 2017
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Meitu's T8 is meant for pure selfie goodness (hands-on)
Known more for its beautifying apps, Chinese company Meitu's venture into smartphones is probably the last thing you'd expect. But when you stop to think about it, the Meitu T8's existence makes sense. Since most of its apps require a smartphone with a camera, having its own handset would let it integrate its makeover apps better.
March 23, 2017
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OnePlus 3T 'Midnight Black' edition unboxing and hands-on first look
Black is the new trendy color for smartphones and OnePlus, a company that focuses all its effort on the great value-for-money OnePlus 3T phone, has introduced a stylish, Midnight Black edition. this is the same OnePlus 3T from before, just with a different paint job and it looks gorgeous.
April 21, 2017
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Samsung Bixby hands-on: what you can do with the new GS8 virtual assistant
Siri, Alexa, Cortana -- even the unnamed voice behind the Google Assistant: you can't throw a stone in smartphone-software land without hitting some kind of voice-driven virtual assistant. While some developers would look at that spread and say "enough," Samsung isn't content to let all the other big players in the mobile world have all the fun, and has put together a service of its own.
March 31, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hands-on: there's never been smartphones like these before
For a large number of smartphone fans, the new year hasn't really started until Samsung throws down with its latest flagship handsets. the Galaxy S models are some of the most popular you'll find, and each spring we eagerly sort through heaps of rumors, leaks, and discussions about what's to be expected from Samsung's latest and greatest. Today all that waiting is over, as Samsung formally welcomes the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to its lineup.
March 29, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ hands-on preview
What do you do when you're already on top?
March 29, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on: the "Infinity Phone"
Until very recently, Samsung's phones were at the top of the list for Android quality (at least in the eyes of the mainstream consumer). now under pressure to bounce back from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung doesn't just have to make the Galaxy S8 a success; it has to make it a resounding one.
March 29, 2017
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Samsung Galaxy S8 looks amazing, but Bixby assistant is a wild card (hands-on)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is simply gorgeous. Gone is the S7's flat screen, and in its place is a tall, narrow drink of water with two curved sides. this is a phone that felt at home in my hands when I went hands-on with it for several hours at a journalist briefing in San Francisco. Better even than the LG G6, which has similar proportions but no curved screen, and sleeker than the iPhone 7 Plus, which puts a smaller screen on taller, wider body. for the first time, every major Samsung phone is an "Edge" model, with the Edge and Note's curve-screen software and all.
March 29, 2017
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The HTC U 11 has a very interesting and innovative sound recording feature
HTC just announced its 2017 flagship -- the squeezable U11. it's a super-shiny handset that comes with all the standard features of contemporary top-shelf smartphones, from a deeply reflective metal-and-glass build to top-notch hardware, water-proofing, and even the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. But there are also a few things in this device that others don't do, and its quad-mic setup really caught our eye.
May 16, 2017
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The HTC U 11 is not a German submarine
This week, it's Daniel, Jerry, and Alex tackling HTC U 11, OnePlus 5, and Google I/O, plus some surprises (and one bad joke) along the way. Stick around!
May 12, 2017
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The HTC U 11 lets you take photos just by squeezing it (hands-on)
When the phone's pressure-sensitive sides register your tightened grip, it'll open the app you've programmed in.
May 16, 2017
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ZTE goes big with 6-inch Android phone for $130
ZTE announced a new mid-range Android phone today, and it packs an extra-large display with a small price tag. Known as the Max XL, it's a 6-inch handset available for $129.99 on Sprint's prepaid networks, Boost Mobile and Virgin.
April 25, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

1Shot Camera updated as a universal app for Windows 10 Mobile
1Shot Camera, a camera app with a long history on Windows Phone, has been updated to be a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. Though it's only available for Mobile devices, the app is now based on modern UWP APIs on Windows 10 Mobile.
April 21, 2017
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2 big asterisks to Google's Android upgrade fix
Google's got a new plan for improving Android upgrades, but "Project Treble" may not be the saving grace some folks are expecting.
May 16, 2017
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2 easy ways to child-proof your Android or iOS device
Once you master these kid-conscious Android and iPhone features, you'll be able to hand your precious phone to your little one with confidence.
May 16, 2017
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2.5-inch Jelly Wants to be the World's Smallest Smartphone
Most of today's smartphones follow a familiar design: clamp the thinnest casing with the narrowest bezels possible around a large display. Jelly is not like most smartphones.
May 3, 2017
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3 innovations the Apple Siri speaker needs to have
To beat Amazon and Google, a Siri speaker better get smart.
May 8, 2017
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3D model made from iPhone 8's schematics leak reveals rear placement possible for Touch ID
The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition.
April 21, 2017
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4 fantastic features in Google's Android Phone app
These features can save you time and frustration -- but first you have to realize that they're there.
April 6, 2017
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4 things Samsung's Bixby is rumoured to do better than Siri
It's the final countdown! with only two days separating us from the much-anticipated launch of one of the hottest flagships this year, the global tech forum is bubbling with excitement. Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be unveiled simultaneously on March 29 at events in London and new York, to show off what the Korean giant has cooked for us this time.
March 27, 2017
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4K UHD wallpapers mega collection: stunning backgrounds, perfect for your LG G6, Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, HTC 10, Xperia XZ Premium, and others
With smartphone display sizes and resolutions on an upwards spiral of constant growth, finding a wallpaper that looks good and fits well on whatever crazy aspect ratio phone makers come up with next, becomes a rather annoying exercise in trial and error.
April 5, 2017
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5 affordable Snapdragon 625 phones with amazing battery life
Technology moves at a break-neck pace, but in certain areas this is a bit harder to feel and appreciate. One such area has been battery life, where for years we have been getting phones that last... well, a day. some phones battery do a bit better, others a bit worse, but the general consensus is that you cannot get more than one day of battery life without visiting Mr. Wall Charger.
April 7, 2017
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5 apps to mod the Galaxy S8: AMOLED wallpapers, new Bixby key and more (no root)
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already finding themselves in the hands of their rightful owners, and after you set them up to your liking, transfer all your account info, and install all the apps you like, there are still a few things you can do to further mod your new flagship with a couple of simple apps, without ever resorting to rooting, flashing, or other shenanigans that would trip your KNOX security.
April 25, 2017
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5 feature phone alternatives to the new Nokia 3310 to consider, before the behemoth returns
We are not too far from the release of a revamped version of the Chuck Norris of phones, the new Nokia 3310, which is due to launch in Europe in the next days. Whether they actually need it or not, we bet quite a few people would order it, just to display in their memorabilia. Or just to drain more hours playing Snake. I mean, why not, since it will only cost about $60 -- well worth for a Snake console, right?
April 27, 2017
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5 handy things the Photos app can do with your iPhone snapshots
These tips will help you find best features Photos has to offer--draw shapes, write captions, publish a gallery online, un-delete a trashed photo, and more.
March 28, 2017
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5 new ways Apple's devices work together
What to expect from macOS Sierra
July 7, 2016
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5 of the best sandbox crafting games for Android and iOS, that are not Minecraft
Are you tired of Minecraft, and the piles of Minecraft-inspired games? So are we, to be perfectly honest. don't get us wrong, we still love creative sandbox games, and survival games. we also like immersive crafting mechanics. But why do we have to settle for the same theme, set as a de facto standard by Mojang?
April 12, 2017
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5 Samsung Galaxy S8 features Apple should steal for iPhone 8
Samsung has long been inspired by Apple's hardware design. Apple should "borrow" these Galaxy S8 features in return.
March 28, 2017
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5 things the Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby artificial intelligence service will do
When you press the dedicated Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones, there will be a handful of cool features you can access.
March 30, 2017
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5 things that would have made the Galaxy S8 and S8+ better
Samsung just unveiled the next entries of its Galaxy lineup, the long-awaited, much-hyped Galaxy S8 and S8+! Two devices that are quite exciting and do a lot of new things, but we'd be lying if we were to say that there wasn't room for improvement.
March 29, 2017
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5 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8's DeX dock
The Galaxy S8's hidden feature is desktop-style operating system you can use in lieu of a laptop.
March 28, 2017
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5 things to look for in a budget Android phone
There's a lot of cheap crap out there in the world of budget Android phones. Here are some pointers to help you avoid buying a dud.
July 7, 2016
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6 easy ways to keep your Android phone secure
Protect your device from hackers with these tips.
April 5, 2017
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6 things you need to know about Apple's A11 iPhone processor
Faster than the last fastest mobile processor....
March 27, 2017
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6 ways to lock down your iPhone's lock screen
From text message alerts to wireless settings, your iPhone's lock screen is brimming with sensitive data and controls. Here's how to lock it all down.
May 16, 2017
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6 ways to lock down your iPhone's lock screen
From text message alerts to wireless settings, your iPhone's lock screen is brimming with sensitive data and controls. Here's how to lock it all down.
May 16, 2017
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6 ways to make Samsung's Galaxy S8 work with Windows 10
If you're getting a new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, these tips and tricks can help make the device work for you alongside your Windows 10 PC.
April 4, 2017
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6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android
You'll be a happier 1Password user once you master these mobile tips and tricks.
May 2, 2017
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6 ways to maximize the Android phone dialer
Rearrange speed-dial contacts, get phone numbers for nearby businesses, duck spam calls, and more.
March 28, 2017
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7 powerful ways Windows 10 and Android can work well together
You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more ' if you have the right apps.
April 12, 2017
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7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together
You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more ' if you have the right apps.
April 12, 2017
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8 awesome hidden features in Android Nougat
Google's latest version of Android is known as Nougat, encompassing both version 7.0 and 7.1. it's still only available on a tiny fraction of Android devices around the world, but adoption is picking up quicker than Marshmallow did last year.
March 19, 2017
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8 fantastic Samsung Galaxy S8 features that went under the radar
Among all the praise for its Infinity Display, virtual AI assistant, and other key features, you surely must have heard about some of the following additions -- remapping the Bixby key; the new Gear VR headset with controller and the AKG-branded earphones bundled in; the DeX dock that turns the smartphone into a PC; the updated S-Health app with the ability to call your doc; the brand-new camera sensors, or rearranging the Home Screen icons with a single tap.
April 7, 2017
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8 Galaxy S8 Features you Should Know About
Providing users with an unconfined mobile experience, the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature a refined, 'unboxed" design, enhanced security with new biometric technologies, robust entertainment capabilities and an intelligent new interface to enhance the way people interact with their phone.
March 29, 2017
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8 great testing tools for mobile app developers
The rapid proliferation of mobile devices presents a particular nasty testing issue for mobile app developers. with so many operating system versions, browsers, and devices in circulation, ensuring a quality experience across all combinations can be nearly impossible, especially when you have a limited number of devices on hand.
March 30, 2017
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8 handy things to do with your new Google Assistant
From telling it what to call you to playing tic-tac-toe, here are some nifty ways to get started with your new Assistant.
March 19, 2017
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8 ways Samsung still manages to annoy us with the Galaxy S8
Don't get us wrong, the Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone we've ever used, but there are still a few things about it that drive us crazy.
May 3, 2017
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8 ways the iPhone 8 can beat the Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 might be the best phone of 2017, but the year's not over until the next iPhone makes its debut. Here's how Apple can take the crown back from Samsung.
April 24, 2017
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9 nifty Gboard for Android tricks you need to try
Translate as you type, call up the numeric keypad whenever you want, get a dedicated row of number keys, and more.
April 5, 2017
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10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you #9
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 24, 2017
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10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you #10
Before we get going, we have a rather important message for you -- this is the last post for this season of "10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you". We're wrapping things up for now, but we'll make sure to return at a later stage. Until then, there won't be much point for you to send your designs to our e-mail, so we're just giving you a heads up.
April 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 tips and tricks to master the Google app for iPhone
Google's iPhone app is way more than a conduit to Google search--it's the hub for Google's shadow operating system, which essentially lets you cheat on Apple and live a more Googly smartphone life.
April 5, 2017
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10 tips to make the LG G6 a lean, mean Android machine
LG knew it had some work to do in 2017 after admitting that the G5 flopped last year. LG thankfully didn't try to shoehorn in another modular accessory system, but there are plenty of cool features nevertheless.
April 11, 2017
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10 tips to make your OnePlus 3 the best phone it can be
A more fulfilling OnePlus 3 experience is just a few steps away.
July 7, 2016
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10% of Apple iPhone users will switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ says new U.K. survey
According to U.K. mobile phone insurance company insurance2go, 10% of the iPhone owners surveyed said that they would leave Apple to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+. 36% of those avoiding the new Samsung models are doing so because they are scared that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue will carry over to this year's flagship handsets. 38% are concerned that the new Samsung models are going to be too expensive.
March 28, 2017
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11 States are Pushing for Right to Repair Legislation
If you have ever broke your smartphone screen or the screen of another gadget you know that having it repaired by the manufacturer is a very expensive proposition. at times replacing a screen on your smartphone is almost as expensive as having to buy a new smartphone.
April 12, 2017
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12 cases that will look fabulous on your new red iPhone 7
You've got your gorgeous new red iPhone 7, and you've managed to make it a whole week without dropping it, scratching it, or throwing it at the wall--congrats! But now it's time to get back to the real world and slap a case on that thing.
April 4, 2017
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12 tips to curb data usage in Android
If your Android device is guzzling data, it can cost you or your employer a bundle. Here are 12 ways to prevent that.
April 20, 2017
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15 tips and tricks to improve battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
There is an interesting trend going on with modern smartphones over the last several years -- big advancements are made in nearly all hardware and software areas, but battery life always seems to improve at a slower pace.
April 20, 2017
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17 tips and tricks to make your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ even better
With so many features, where do you start?
May 1, 2017
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20+ iPhone tips you'll use frequently
Useful iPhone tips for the people
April 28, 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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64GB is the new storage standard in 2017 (and Apple is behind the curve again)
For the vast majority of 2016, Apple offered its flagships with a depressingly tiny storage allowance: just 16 GB of on board storage with no microSD card slot to expand on that.
March 30, 2017
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71 percent of Android phones on major US carriers have out of date security patches
Slow patching of security flaws is leaving many US mobile users at risk of falling victim to data breaches according to the findings of a new report.
March 23, 2017
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128GB OnePlus 3T goes out of stock as OnePlus 5 teasers emerge
OnePlus shifts focus to its 2017 flagship.
May 9, 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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17,000 AT&T Technicians Go on Strike Amid Contract Dispute
AT&T U-Verse customers in Nevada and California might find it hard to schedule an appointment with a company technician, after an estimated 17,000 workers walked off the job today in those states amid an ongoing contract dispute.
March 22, 2017
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10 million Android phones infected by all-powerful auto-rooting apps
First detected in November, Shedun/HummingBad infections are surging.
July 7, 2016
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$130 ZTE Max XL launched on Boost Mobile, packing surprisingly generous specs in places
ZTE is on a roll this week, attacking the budget sector with reasonably well thought-out phones. After releasing the $199 Blade Max 3, the Chinese brand is going to launch a new prepaid phone on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile -- the ZTE Max XL. Embargoed information leaked online, describing a $130 phone with some surprisingly solid hardware for the price. the device features a 6-inch 1080p-resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
April 25, 2017
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$23 billion deal spells the creation of an Indian telecom giant with 400 million subscribers
Have you ever contemplated just how big of a number is 100,000,000 (one hundred million)? how about four times that amount? Well, as it turns out, this is roughly the volume of subscribers that a new Indian carrier is going to have, following today's announcement of a $23 billion merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular.
March 19, 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 battery is like a bomb': check out how LG tests the G6 before letting it out of the door
Armed with Samsung's Note 7 experience, LG has embarked on a heavy production testing spree for the G6, and we strolled their lab facilities where the phone is put through its torture paces not long ago.
March 27, 2017
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A beta version of YouTube Go is now available on Google Play
YouTube Go, a version of the YouTube Android app that allows users to view and share videos offline, is now available to download from Google's play Store.
April 5, 2017
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A Dark Room is free in the Google play Store and you should check it out!
Who doesn't love a free game? Get a Dark Room today from the Google play Store!
March 28, 2017
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A decent Pixel XL leather case -- with a fatal flaw
It looks good. It feels good. it's got a handy little pocket. But this leather case from Mugen also has a fatal flaw.
April 10, 2017
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A disappointing debut for Samsung's smart assistant, Bixby
Last week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 would ship without Bixby Voice control. It seems unlikely that little bombshell will dissuade anyone from buying the new flagship. It is, after all, a great piece of hardware, as detailed in our recent review.
April 18, 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 job posting reveals Blizzard might be working on a new mobile game
Don't get your hopes up just yet, but Blizzard might be working on a new mobile game. According to a job posting on the company's website, it's looking for Software Engineer to work on some tools for game developers.
April 24, 2017
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A journey through time: all Samsung Galaxy S phones so far
History has repeatedly shown us that you can't know where you are going, unless you know where you came from. Irrespective of subject or theme, revisiting the highlights of your own storyline provide a needed understanding of the mistakes you made and the shady turns you took.
March 23, 2017
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A literal double standard: iPhone memory demands
You've heard, of course, about the Apple double standard, where a different set of rules apply to Apple than every other company out there because.... well, because Apple, that's why.
July 7, 2016
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A messaging startup used by White House staff is getting sued for allegedly not being as secure as it promises
The suit says Confide has some holes that make it possible to screenshot "secure'' messages.
April 20, 2017
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A new app called Boomerang will double-check awkward translations for you
When 'hit the hay'' = 'beat the crop''
May 11, 2017
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A new Apple invention could prevent us from overeating using RFID tags
The health-tracking capabilities are some of the most appealing features of the increasingly popular smart wearable devices, so no wonder that many of the mobile device vendors and manufacturers are also interested in this technology.
May 2, 2017
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A note to all Galaxy S8 users: fast charging only works while the screen is off
These days, a smartphone having some sort of fast charging solution has become the norm, not the exception, so most people would be excused for forgetting about the feature. So this is a friendly reminder that the S8 features the exact same technology as its predecessors, the S6 and S7, did before it.
May 12, 2017
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A new Way to Interact with your Phone: Bixby, the Galaxy S8 Intelligent Interface
As the capabilities of smartphones become more diverse, their interfaces are also becoming more complicated, making it difficult for users to take advantage of their features and functions. the Galaxy S8 and S8+ aim to overcome this challenge with Bixby, Samsung's new intelligent interface that makes interacting with one's device, services and apps more instinctive and seamless.
March 28, 2017
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A non-trivial list of the 100+ must-have Android apps in 2017
Android is the world's most popular operating system by a long shot and it has a gigantic ecosystem of apps with more than 2 million applications on the Google play Store, but having so much choice often means that it's hard to find the essential apps, the ones that truly enrich your experience in a meaningful way.
March 19, 2017
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A swing and a meh: AirPods get disrespected
When coming up with any list of things that don't include Apple products, remember that it's still important to get an Apple product in the headline. For, uh, completeness.
March 30, 2017
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A tour of iOS 10.3: Checking out APFS, the Settings app, and other tweaks
New update is likely to be iOS 10's last hurrah.
March 27, 2017
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A Visual History of Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs In Anime
We start in a metropolis and end in space.
April 5, 2017
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A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data -- but it's not a magic bullet
'We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service'
March 30, 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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AC readers recall their first cell phones
What was your first phone? we asked, and here are some of your answers.
April 17, 2017
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Acer admits defeat, gives up selling smartphones in India
India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, thanks to falling prices, and wider availability of 3G and 4G mobile networks. But the rise in demand for new handsets has resulted in a rush of manufacturers flocking to India to grab a piece of the pie, and that intense competition has now taken its toll on one device-maker.
December 21, 2016
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Acer's new Holo 360 is a 360-degree camera in a smartphone
The product is a 360-degree camera first, and then a smartphone.
April 27, 2017
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ACLU says demanding US citizens unlock phones at the border is unconstitutional
After artist Aaron Gach was detained in February
May 4, 2017
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Activists want to know why feds are searching more devices at the border
"As a matter of policy, DHS does not comment on pending litigation."
March 27, 2017
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AdDuplex: 60.8% of Windows 10 Mobile devices are eligible for today's Creators Update
The latest tracking stats for Windows devices have been released by advertising network AdDuplex, which monitors usage across its network to create a detailed monthly breakdown of Microsoft's mobile ecosystem, along with key details on usage of Windows 10 PCs. Each month, the reports capture a snapshot of worldwide usage across one 24-hour period - in this case, April 24, 2017.
April 25, 2017
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Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies
Adobe has a tendency to show early demos of the technologies it's working on but isn't quite ready to launch publicly. the latest of these is a selfie app from Adobe Research the company outed on its YouTube channel earlier today.
April 6, 2017
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Adobe Research tackles selfie photography with new AI-powered tech
Adobe Research, the company's research and development division, has released a look at a new technology that tweaks selfies to improve how they look. the technology, which is presented in a new Adobe video, is designed to improve mobile portrait photography by enabling users to adjust the photo's perspective, depth of field, and more.
April 6, 2017
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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones
Smartphones are by far the world's most popular cameras, but they certainly aren't the best. Portrait photos, for example, often look awkward because of the wide-angle lens, flat because there is limited depth-of-field, and boring, because the photographer usually doesn't have any special skills or access to advanced post-processing tools.
April 6, 2017
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Adobe Thinks It can Make your Selfies a Lot Less Ugly with this Mystery App
A well-photographed headshot can help make or break an actor or model's career, which is why performers will often spends thousands of dollars to hire a talented photographer. your selfies, on the other hand, look like they were snapped in the back of a taxi at two in the morning.
April 6, 2017
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Adobe tries to make selfies less embarrassing using AI and machine learning
I also have one tip
April 6, 2017
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AdventureQuest3D is the huge MMORPG you can play on a phone or PC
AdventureQuest3D wants to give you the freedom to keep play across all your devices.
April 5, 2017
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Affordable BLU R1 Plus packs a large battery, old version of Android
If you're in need of a new and affordable unlocked smartphone, you may want to check out the R1 Plus, the latest handset released by Miami-based BLU.
April 27, 2017
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Affordable ZTE Prestige 2 goes on sale at Boost and Virgin Mobile
The sequel to the two-year-old ZTE Prestige has just arrived in the United States via Boost and Virgin Mobile carriers. as expected, the entry-level smartphone can be had for just $79.99, which seems the right price considering its specs. Aside from the two US carriers, best Buy is selling the ZTE Prestige 2 as well for the same amount.
April 3, 2017
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Affordable, not cheap: best low-cost smartphones (Spring 2017)
When it comes to technology, some people just don't find it reasonable to spend crazy amounts of money on a gadget that gets old in just several years. Yet, those same people still want the full smartphone experience, the camera, the apps, and the speed. Are there any affordable phones that would fit all those criteria?
March 27, 2017
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After 2 dead Nexus phones, I'm skipping the Google Pixel
Commentary: After back-to-back bad experiences with his Nexus phones, this CNET editor won't be buying a Pixel anytime soon.
March 19, 2017
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After blitzing FlexiSpy, hackers declare war on all stalkerware makers: 'We're coming for you'
App dev ransacked after gang used test/test login, it is claimed
April 25, 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 seeing the Galaxy S8, are you excited for the Note 8 later this year?
So, with the Galaxy S8, Samsung had some serious mending to do, after the whole Note 7 fiasco, while still pushing the envelope of the smartphone concept further. a task that required damage control, progress, and innovation, intertwined in such a way that the company doesn't lose its footing in the highly competitive smartphone market, but even puts out a product that people can't stop drooling over.
April 24, 2017
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AI test drive: is Alexa on your phone as good as it is in your home?
We test Alexa on the iPhone and the Mate 9 to see if the expanded availability can replicate the experience we get on Amazon's devices.
March 30, 2017
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Alcatel Flash features front and rear dual-cams
TCL-sub-brand Alcatel might not be the best-known smartphone manufacturer out there but some of its models definitely deserve some attention from mobile photographers. the Flash, which was announced today, is such a device. Its main imaging module uses a dual-camera setup that applies a similar concept as the cameras used in recent models from Huawei, combining a monochrome sensor with an RGB chip for improved image detail, noise levels and dynamic range.
April 4, 2017
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Alcatel Idol 4S coming to Europe in June as the Pro
Keeping true to its word, Alcatel is indeed bringing its Windows 10 Mobile toting Idol to Europe, but we'll have to wait until June, and it won't be the Idol 4S with Windows 10. Well, it will, but it'll be called the Idol 4 Pro for the European market instead.
February 27, 2017
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Alcatel quietly released the first ever smartphone with both front and rear dual cameras
You may know Alcatel as the budget smartphone brand by TCL Corporation, which also currently owns the rights to the BlackBerry name. So it's something of a surprise to find out that the company has very quietly released the first smartphone equipped with a dual camera system on both the front and the back.
April 4, 2017
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Alcatel unveils its 'Flash' smartphone with dual front and rear cameras
Cameras on smartphones are taking new forms, with their quality continually improving with advancements in technology. Smartphones with dual-lens systems are trending nowadays; recently, LG announced its G6 flagship smartphone sporting dual 13MP rear cameras, while Honor's V9 and Oukitel's U20 feature dual 12MP and 13MP rear lens systems respectively.
April 5, 2017
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Alcatel wants to give you its new A30 phone for under $100
The A30 is a new budget smartphone from Chinese phone manufacturer Alcatel. It will cost less than $100 (converted, that's around £80 and AU$130) and has gesture controls like tap-to-wake and flip-to-mute.
March 24, 2017
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Alcatel's new Flash phone has four cameras
Alcatel unveiled its Flash phone today. It has four cameras. you know about phones with rear-facing, dual-camera systems. Even the iPhone has one. Old news. You've maybe even heard of dual front-facing cameras, like the one on the Oppo F3 and the LG V10. Again, old news.
April 4, 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 Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs, dimensions, and a 6GB/128GB version leak out
Well, well, well, what do you hear, what do you say? There have been rumors about eventual Galaxy S8 and S8+ versions with 6 GB RAM, and, lo and behold, these might turn out true in the end, as such units just passed certification by TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, listing both 4GB/64 GB and 6GB/128GB models.
March 28, 2017
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All HMD's Nokia phones now available for pre-order in the UK
If you've been anxiously waiting for HMD to start selling its newly announced Nokia-branded phones, you'll be happy to know that at least one UK retailer has opened pre-orders for these devices.
April 28, 2017
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All of Microsoft's unlocked Lumia Windows 10 Mobile phones are now sold out on its US store
Earlier this month, the Microsoft Store ran out of stock of all Lumia Windows 10 Mobile devices in the UK. Three of those handsets were unveiled a year ago, but the newest - the Lumia 650 - launched in February 2016.
December 27, 2016
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All three new iPhones to have 3GB RAM, deluxe iPhone to come with "two packs of batteries", according to analyst
The three new iPhones that Apple is set to unveil in 2017 will likely come with 3GB of RAM, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri.
April 13, 2017
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All three of Nokia's Android smartphones could be released in May, new 3310 in April
We've previously heard of HMD Global's plans to release its four devices, the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and the new 3310, simultaneously across 120 markets this summer. If the latest leak we've come across turns out to be true, then that means we might just have found out all four of the phones' worldwide release dates.
April 3, 2017
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All-new Google Earth brings storytelling feature and 3D views to Chrome and Android
Google Earth gets a new home.
April 18, 2017
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Alleged Apple iPhone 8 schematic shows vertical dual camera setup on back
Better grab the ol' salt shaker because you are going to need a grain of the stuff to take this story with. According to tipster SlashLeaks, the schematic drawing that accompanies this story is allegedly showing us the 10th anniversary iPhone known as the Apple iPhone 8.
April 7, 2017
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Alleged flagship Nokia sketching flaunts Zeiss-branded dual camera
Thanks to a new parent company from Finland - HMD Global - the Nokia brand went Android, and already outed a few compelling handsets in the entry level to the midrange segments, including the resurrection of the Nokia 3310, and the affordable Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Androids.
March 24, 2017
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Alleged Moto X 2017 breaks cover with Snapdragon 625, dual camera setup
Motorola could use dual rear cameras as the differentiator for the Moto X 2017.
March 28, 2017
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Alleged Note 8 specs and schematics tip 6.4" 4K display, 6GB RAM, mysterious perforations
With the Galaxy S8 and S8+ already behind us, we can safely turn our prophetic gaze into the future, namely the Galaxy Note 8. we kid, but there have been so many leaks and tips about the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship that there's barely a thing we still don't know or suspect with а good degree of certainty.
March 23, 2017
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Alleged protective case for the iPhone 8 pops up in photo, reaffirms some rumors
So, word on the street is that, this September, Apple will be unveiling not two but three new iPhones -- the successors of the current models will be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a new design will come, which we currently call the iPhone 8 (some rumors suggest iPhone X or iPhone Edition). the latter is expected to have an all-screen design, like the ones we've seen on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, which just launched.
April 28, 2017
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Alleged renders of the HTC U come to light
As March was coming to an end, a rumor about HTC's next flagship phone started taking flight. According to this speculation, the phone will be called the HTC U, and features a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution.
April 3, 2017
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Alleged specifications for Andy Rubin's Essential handset surface in new benchmark leak
As we head into the end of April, LG and Samsung will have their latest offerings on store shelves, bringing a new wave of Android handsets to market. for those that weren't seduced by South Korea's finest, you might want to keep an eye out for the relative unknown that is Android co-founder Andy Rubin's startup, Essential.
April 18, 2017
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Allo adds three more features that probably won't be enough to make you use it
Google keeps on trying, but nobody seems to be buying.
May 3, 2017
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Allo update brings chat backups, incognito mode for groups, link previews
Google is updating Allo with a flurry of new features, including chat backups, incognito mode for groups, and link previews, as it continues working toward the release of a desktop client.
May 3, 2017
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Allo's next trick: Turning your selfies into emoji
The new features takes advantage of Google's machine learning abilities to make a set of stickers based on your face.
May 11, 2017
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Almost 2 million Android devices could be infected with FalseGuide botnet malware
While there has been some effort invested by Android smartphone manufacturers to deliver Google's monthly security updates to at least some of their devices, the situation is far from being completely rectified. with Google recently admitting that half of active Android devices had not received a security update in 2016, it paints a worrying picture, particularly after major security vulnerabilities such as Stagefright being discovered in the OS.
April 27, 2017
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Alpha is Maze Mobile's near bezel-less Android handset
Late last year, Xiaomi stunned the world with the release of its near bezel-less handset, the Mi MIX. In 2017, minimizing the bezel has become a priority for top-end units, with both Samsung and LG releasing handsets that seem to follow this trend. not to be left out, it now appears that Maze Mobile will be releasing the Alpha, a handset that clearly takes its inspiration from the Mi MIX, offering very little bezel.
April 13, 2017
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Alphabear is the rare word game that is actually fun
Here's an opinion: word games are kind of boring. Their gameplay is usually centered around a single mechanic -- forming a word with the letters given, with little to no variation. Granted, there's little a developer can actually do to change up that formula, but there's a few rare cases where such as feat has been proven to be achievable.
March 28, 2017
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Alphabet's Eric Schmidt confirms Andy Rubin's mystery Essential handset will run Android
A few days ago, Android co-founder Andy Rubin gave us a glimpse of an upcoming device from his recently launched startup, Essential. the handset looks to offer a bezel-less design, and while not much information is known, it appears that it will in fact be running Google's mobile OS, Android.
March 30, 2017
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Always on display on the Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6
So, since last year, LG and Samsung have been offering a new feature on their flagship smartphones -- an always on display. Even when your phone is sleeping, the display shows an ever-present, dimly-lit widget on the screen, giving you important information, such as the time, and missed notifications.
April 28, 2017
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Amazon Alexa comes to its first Android phone
But don't expect a mini Amazon Echo or Tap in your pocket.
March 22, 2017
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Amazon Alexa on a phone: What's the big deal?
Amazon's voice assistant has arrived on phones, which is... cool? Redundant? Here's how it might help you, and how it won't.
March 22, 2017
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Amazon Cash lets you pay for Amazon shopping with cash rather than a bank card
Amazon today announced details of Amazon Cash, a new way to shop online that does not require shoppers to have a bank card. the system allows shoppers to print out a barcode -- or display it on the screen of their iOS or Android phone -- and make a payment in brick-and-mortar stores.
April 3, 2017
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Amazon Cash makes it easier to shop on Amazon without a debit or credit card
Amazon is launching a new service today called Amazon Cash, which is meant to make it easier than ever for customers who don't have credit, debit, or bank cards to still be able to shop on the popular internet retailer, as noted by TechCrunch.
April 3, 2017
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Amazon Debuts 'Amazon Cash' as a Way for the Unbanked to Shop Online
Shopping online can provide savings and convenience, but more than 25% of U.S. households have either no bank account or rely on non-bank products and services to handle their finances. In an attempt to reach those potential customers, Amazon has launched "Amazon Cash.'
April 3, 2017
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Amazon has more budget phones to sell you
The Prime Exclusive Phones program gets two more devices: the Moto G5 Plus and the Alcatel A30.
March 24, 2017
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Amazon launches FreeTime for Android smartphones and tablets
First launched in 2012, Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited is a monthly subscription service that hosts a massive library of kid-friendly content, including books, TV shows, movies, games and apps. Up until now, the service was available only on Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, and the Fire TVs, but Amazon changed this today by launching the FreeTime app on Google Play.
May 3, 2017
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Amazon Prime exclusive version of the Moto G4 receives update to Android 7.0
You might recall that back in 2016, Amazon Prime ran a deal on both the Moto G4 and the BLU R1 HD. Consumers could pick up either handset and save $50 on the purchase with just one catch; they had to allow ads to run on the lock screen of their device.
April 3, 2017
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Amazon Steps Up Effort to Rid Site of Counterfeit Products
Amazon has previously said it would escalate its war on counterfeit merchandise this year, but now the online retail giant is providing more details on how it plans to accomplish that feat.
March 22, 2017
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Amazon to refund parents over kids' in-app purchases, says FTC
More than $70 million in in-app purchases may be eligible for refunds, according to the FTC
April 5, 2017
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Amazon to refund up to $70 million of accidental in-app purchases made by children
Amazon has to refund as much as $70 million to some of its U.S. users, following the end of a year-long legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission. In April 2016, a federal court determined that the e-commerce site was guilty of illegally billing some of its users for unauthorized in-app purchases.
April 5, 2017
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Amazon UK reveals Sony Xperia XZ Premium with Snapdragon 835 to cost £649, launch on June 1
Last month, at Mobile World Congress, Sony unveiled a new family of handsets, including its latest flagship phone, the Xperia XZ Premium.
March 13, 2017
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Amazon will refund $70 million in accidental in-app purchases
A great reminder of why most app stores now require a passcode.
April 5, 2017
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Amazon will refund $70 million of in-app purchases made by kids
If your kid ran up a bill on your Kindle or Fire tablet, you could be getting some of it back.
April 5, 2017
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Amazon's Alexa lands on the Mate 9 at last, but with more hoops and fewer skills
An over-the-air update to the Mate 9 will deliver Amazon's AI to the phone, but you'll need to launch an app every time you want to ask something.
March 22, 2017
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An alleged image of a dual camera prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8 emerges
For months there were rumors and leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. But when it finally arrived, a lot of the more interesting things he had heard were no where to be found. Now, an alleged image of a dual camera Galaxy S8 has made an appearance, showing off what could have been.
April 17, 2017
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An app-controlled smart pet door will be available this summer
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April 4, 2017
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An exhaustive list of 'OK, Google' commands is exactly what we don't want
OK-Google.io is an excellent site for getting a feel for what you can ask your phone to do. But it's also something that Google likely wants to make irrelevant.
July 7, 2016
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Analyst: Apple iPhone 8 to be delayed but will still be available for the holidays
The baseball season has just started and warm weather is returning to the Northern Hemisphere. that is why it seems strange to be thinking about the 2017 holiday season right now. But looking ahead is what Wall Street analysts have to do in order to make accurate forecasts for their clients.
April 7, 2017
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Analyst: Low yields on embedded Touch ID tech is Apple's biggest problem with the iPhone 8
Yesterday, we told you about the Wall Street analyst who now expects 3D-sensing to be pushed back to 2018's Apple iPhone 8s. the feature, to originally be found in the front-facing camera only, allows the phone to unlock and verify the user's identity by recognizing the face of the unit's owner.
April 12, 2017
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Analysts: HTC cut prices because of 'bleak prospects' with carriers, may refocus on phones like Pixel
When you look at the US smartphone market, it's dominated by the usual two suspects - Apple and Samsung - with the team from Cupertino taking the lead, which is understandable as it is a domestic company to be proud of. Last quarter's breakdown for American users aged 13 and up pegged them as having mostly iPhones (44%), or Galaxies (28%), with LG vying for third place with 10%, Motorola at 4%, and HTC at 5th place with only 2.3%.
April 19, 2017
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Analyst: Samsung to sell 50M Galaxy S8 units this year with the larger S8+ taking 53.9% of sales
As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ begin their first week on sale from carriers and retailers, an analyst from Yuanta Securities says that he expects 50.4 million units of the flagship models to be sold globally this year. Lee Jae-yoon told clients in a note today, that he sees the larger screened Samsung Galaxy S8+ accounting for the majority of flagship sales in 2017. that is due to the growing number of smartphone users watching video content and playing games on their handsets.
April 24, 2017
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Android 7 Nougat update now available for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+
Not long after AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless today started rolling out Android Nougat updates to its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+.
April 12, 2017
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Android 7.0 gets pushed out for the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.
Even as we get closer to the unveiling of Android O (Oreo?) at Google I/O next month, there are still plenty of handsets that have yet to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them, the Moto X Pure Edition from 2015, is in the process of receiving this update right now.
April 26, 2017
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Android 7.0 is now available for the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge via Smart Switch
The phone that time (and Samsung) forgot finally gets a Nougat update.
May 1, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Earlier this week, it emerged that Samsung was preparing for the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for its Galaxy S6 edge+. Now, that rollout has begun.
March 23, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 in the US
Earlier this month, Samsung began its rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Tab S2, making it available first in a handful of European markets. Now, the update is making its way to the 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch tablets in the United States.
April 18, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat beta expected to be available for Xiaomi Mi MIX 'quite soon'
In October, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX, a 'concept' device with a striking design featuring ultra-thin bezels, and a 6.4-inch display that extends into the curved corners of the handset. the device went on sale in limited numbers, and it took just ten seconds to completely sell out of its launch stock, although more stock has since been made available.
December 27, 2016
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Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z in Canada
Yummy Nougat comes to the Great White North.
December 20, 2016
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Android 7.0 Nougat finally reaches HTC One M9 on Sprint... with February security update
HTC began upgrading the One M9 to Android 7.0 Nougat in December, starting with unlocked models of the device, and said that carrier-locked models would "follow early next year". a few weeks ago, T-Mobile released the Nougat update for that device.
April 13, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge goes live at Sprint
It looks like Android 7.0 Nougat rollout is in full swing in the United States, as carriers like Sprint, Verizon, and AT& amp;T have already pushed the update to a couple of Samsung smartphones.
April 12, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat for the Nextbit Robin is just around the corner
It's so close you can almost taste it, though we don't condone attempting to eat your phone.
March 23, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat heads to Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge+ in Europe
While Samsung has been focusing on today's announcement of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, many owners of its older devices are still waiting for the latest software update to arrive. Now, that wait is ending for those who own the Galaxy S6 edge+ in Europe.
March 28, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Rogers and Telus
Last week, several carriers across Canada began rolling out the Android 7.0 update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Among those who released the update were Bell, EastLink, Freedom Mobile, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile and Wind Mobile.
March 19, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the HTC 10 on Verizon
Over seven months have passed since Google originally released Android 7.0 Nougat, and it's been four months since HTC began rolling out the update to its 10 flagship. Now, the long wait for the update's arrival has ended for owners of the device on Verizon.
March 31, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the Nextbit Robin
In November, Nextbit began closed-beta testing of its Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Robin, the company's 'cloud-first' smartphone with intelligent capabilities to analyze your usage of apps and files on your device and "offload the stuff you don't use to the cloud".
March 24, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat now available for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on Sprint
Last week, Sprint began rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Today, the carrier is making that update available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge too.
April 12, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat now available for Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ on Sprint
Samsung began its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy Note5 in mid-March, and for the Galaxy S6 edge+ a week later. Now, the update is making its way to both devices on Sprint.
April 6, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat rollout begins for Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7
Having begun its Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note5 in recent weeks, Samsung is now bringing the update to some of its tablets.
April 7, 2017
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Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) in India
At the beginning of May, Google's official figures revealed that Android 7.0 was running on 6.6% of active Android devices, over eight months after its original release. the Nougat rollout has been as long and slow as those of earlier Android versions, and many manufacturers still haven't brought the update to large numbers of their devices.
May 15, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat heads to Sony's Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance
Almost five months have passed since Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but today, that update is finally making its way to two of Sony's high-end handsets.
April 25, 2017
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Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 9 on T-Mobile
Earlier this month, Google released Android 7.1.1, the latest version of its ubiquitous operating system. the rollout began - as it generally does - with its own family of Nexus and Pixel devices, along with the General Mobile 4G, an Android One handset.
December 20, 2016
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Android 7.1.1 update for OnePlus 3T brings improved video stabilization
In our review of the OnePlus 3T we were in general quite impressed by the device's camera performance and thought the 3T represented excellent value for money. However, video stabilization was a point of criticism as panning could lead to noticeably shaky footage.
March 21, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices
Android 7.1.2 is now available for your Pixel or Nexus!
April 3, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 is rolling out -- but only to Pixel C and Nexus Player devices
Android enthusiasts love updates -- even though barely anyone gets them.
April 3, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 leaves beta, arrives on Pixel and Nexus devices
The Pixel C gets the Pixel skin and a new recent apps screen; everyone else gets bug fixes.
April 4, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory images, OTA files released for Nexus and Pixel devices
Google has finally published the Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory images and OTA files after reports emerged the search giant is rolling out the update to the Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player.
April 3, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 Nougat images are now available; Nexus 6 and 9 officially unsupported
Yesterday, reports began emerging that Google was beginning to roll out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to some devices. this is confirmed today, as factory and OTA images are now available, which you can use to flash it yourself if you don't want to wait for the staged rollout.
April 3, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 Nougat update breaks fingerprint sensor for many Pixel and Nexus users
We would think that after so many issues in the past, Google would take enough time to make sure that new Android updates are completely bug-free. Too many times Pixel and Nexus users had troubles with their phones after installing Android updates released by Google.
April 14, 2017
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Android 7.1.2 update fixes Google Pixel's pink camera streaks issue
Google has released Android 7.1.2 for the Pixel and Nexus smartphones, and with it comes a fix for the pink streaking issue affecting some Pixel cameras. Owners affected by the issue report a pink banding and vertical lines that appear on photos taken using the Pixel's camera app.
April 4, 2017
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Android and SD cards: the Ultimate Guide
Everything you ever wanted to know about SD cards and your phone.
April 11, 2017
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Android apps can conspire to mine information from your smartphone
The apps we regularly use on our phones have secretly been colluding to mine our information
April 3, 2017
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Android apps every Windows Mobile convert should install right away
It's all about the apps, right? If you've just jumped from Windows Mobile to Android, these are the first apps you should download.
May 12, 2017
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Android apps will unlock the full potential of Chromebooks
The challenge for Google will be to get developers on board.
July 7, 2016
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Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz -- by 0.02%
Google's Android has overtaken Windows to become the world's first-choice platform for accessing the internet, according to number cruncher StatCounter.
April 3, 2017
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We've got a bunch of great ways to keep up with the latest from Android Central on your smartphone, tablet or computer -- above and beyond visiting a web page in a browser.
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Android co-founder Andy Rubin teases his new device from Essential
Andy Rubin revealed in January that he would be launching a new startup called Essential. the firm will focus on creating smartphones, and other consumer hardware. Today, Rubin has released a teaser image of his upcoming device which looks to offer, at a minimum, an impressive display.
March 27, 2017
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Android co-founder's new smartphone confirmed to run Android
The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin's tweet earlier this week, but now Google's Eric Schmidt has confirmed it'll be one of a few "phenomenal new choices for Android users coming very soon.'
March 29, 2017
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Android cofounder gets serious about OEM startup, teases new device
The father of Android starts an Android OEM.
March 28, 2017
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Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look at Essential's bezel-less smartphone
We finally have a peek at the smartphone that Android co-founder Andy Rubin and his team have been building. Today, Rubin tweeted out a teaser photo of the yet-to-be-named device emerging from his stealth startup.
March 27, 2017
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Android devices can be fatally hacked by malicious Wi-Fi networks
Broadcom chips allow rogue Wi-Fi signals to execute code of attacker's choosing.
April 5, 2017
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Android founder teases a mysterious, possibly bezel-less device
Whatever this thing is, it looks like it might be all screen.
March 27, 2017
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Android founder's new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel
Anyone who follows Android news knows Andy Rubin as the man who founded Android. His startup was acquired by Google, and Android grew into the dominant mobile platform within a few years. Rubin left Google a while back to pursue other projects, and that eventually led him to create a smartphone startup called Essential.
March 28, 2017
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Android game deals bonanza: top free and discounted games of the week!
The universe of apps and games that is the Google play Store is expanding by the minute. with some estimates pointing to close to a thousand new entries being added to the vast market place every single day, and with developers discounting their products on a regular basis, there is no shortage of either content or sweet deals on the play Store.
April 7, 2017
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Android gets patches for critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers
The Android security bulletin for May covered fixes for over 100 vulnerabilities.
May 2, 2017
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Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common problems
Solve some of the most common Android issues with this easy-to-follow troubleshooting guide.
April 13, 2017
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Android grabs most-popular OS prize from Windows
Measurements of online activity put Android ahead of Windows for the first time; Apple's OSes place distant third
April 3, 2017
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Android handsets could have soft-button fingerprint sensors by year-end
The FS4600 sensor family could hit smartphones before year's end.
March 31, 2017
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Android inches ahead of Windows as most popular OS
Microsoft no longer has a dominant operating system when you look at internet users worldwide, StatCounter finds.
April 3, 2017
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Android is more popular than Windows... for getting online
We already know that interest in Windows 10 is on the wane, but now Android is more popular than any version of Windows with Internet users. Google's mobile operating system has overtaken Windows as the preference for getting online for the first time.
April 3, 2017
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Android is now the Most Used Operating System Online
According to the web analytics company StatCounter there is a new number one when it comes to the most popular operating system on the internet and that would be Android. StatCounter tracks the data from 2.5 million websites and has discovered that Android accounts for a larger share of internet usage than Windows for the very first time.
April 4, 2017
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Android is the top web-browsing OS for the first time in history
Remember when the Internet was only accessible from a personal computer? this has not been the case for a long, long time, but most of the browsing was still done through Windows-based devices. Up until last month, that is.
April 3, 2017
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Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps
It's so much easier to find the apps you rarely ever use
April 19, 2017
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Android might be getting native drag-and-drop feature at some point
Patents are a wonderful things. they give us some insight on what tech companies are working on, but they can be a double-edged sword, as a lot of them never actually make it to a finished product. this is why we shouldn't take everything we find in patents for granted.
April 25, 2017
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Android Nougat is finally rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ on Verizon
Just a day after AT&T began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+, Verizon Wireless is following suit with its own set of upgrades for its variants of the two devices. the new software versions are NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9 and NRD90M.G928VVRU3CQB9, respectively.
April 12, 2017
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Android Nougat finally rolls out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
T-Mobile was the only carrier left yet to update the Galaxy S6 edge+ to Nougat 7.0 after rolling it out for the Note5 last week, something Sprint, AT&T and Verizon elected to update together during the first half of April. the update comes in at 1,378mb and bumps the firmware version up to G928TUVU4EQC6, it also includes the March security update.
May 2, 2017
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Android O breaks apps like Twilight and Status that draw over the system UI
There is a number of Android apps that draw (or display content) on top of everything else on the screen. Such is the case with popular blue light dimming app Twilight, which applies a color overlay on top of other apps and the system UI, as well as status bar "replacement'' tool Status, which enhances the status bar with a host of neat features.
April 11, 2017
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Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap
The rumor also points to picture-in-picture and smart text selection.
March 17, 2017
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Android O Dev Preview 2 won't land until mid-May, with final release in Q3
Google is increasingly transparent about its software releases.
March 21, 2017
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Android O Developer Preview is now available - and these are the devices that support it
Today, Google announced Android O, the newest version of its OS, revealing key details about what to expect when it officially launches later this year. Coinciding with today's announcement, it's also released its first Developer Preview, offering those who create software for the platform an early glimpse of what to expect in the coming months.
March 21, 2017
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Android O Developer Preview now available for download
Android famously uses a weird naming convention for its operating system releases. Google moves alphabetically, matching the letter to a dessert food item, such as candy, cookies, and such. the next version will be the letter "O," but we do not yet know which food item name the search giant will choose. Could it go with Oreo Cookie? There is precedent of Google going with a branded food -- Kit Kat.
March 21, 2017
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Android O Developer Preview now available to download
Google today launched an Android O Developer Preview - the very first Android O release that's publicly available to download. Before you get too excited, please note that this release is aimed at developers, and Google cautions us that it's "not intended for daily or consumer use." as pretty much any developer preview software, this one's packing a bevy of bugs, and comes with "various stability and performance issues."
March 21, 2017
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Android O Developer Preview overview: Oh, you'll love it!
Not even two days into spring and Google is already jettisoning developer previews for the next major version of its Android operating system. as you likely already know, Android O is here as a developer preview, allowing all Nexus and Pixel users to commit the ultimate rite of passage by using this one as a daily driver... if they dare!
March 23, 2017
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Android O hidden features: the big and small changes for regular users
There's more to Android O than the big new developer features Google's talking about publicly.
March 24, 2017
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Android O is coming in Q3, but it will be available in the beta Program in May
Today, Google announced the next major iteration of Android, and as usual, the company isn't telling us the name; instead, it's only known as Android O. the update will include picture-in-picture (PIP) support, adaptive icons, keyboard navigation, notification channels, and more.
March 21, 2017
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Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster
Google is once again trying to solve the problem of slow Android updates, and this time, the company says it has a solution that'll make it "easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers'' to update their phones to new versions of Android.
May 12, 2017
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Android O isn't available in the Android beta Program yet, will likely join in mid-May
Everyone with a Pixel or modern Nexus will get their opportunity to use Android O soon.
March 21, 2017
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Android O makes adding custom ringtones a piece of cake
We have Android 7 Nougat running on less than 3% of Android devices, but Google has already officially announced the next version of its operating system: Android O.
March 24, 2017
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Android O makes my notification wish come true
An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.
March 22, 2017
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Android O new feature adds a progress bar when installing APKs
Android O has a ton of new features and we get to learn about them piece by piece, as various reports uncover previously unknown feats. the latest one is this useful progress bar that will help you know better how much time installing an APK will take, discovered by Android Police.
March 28, 2017
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Android O touts better battery life and notifications
The search giant unveils the next generation of its mobile software, but it's only a preview version.
March 21, 2017
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Android O will make it easier to add custom ringtones and notification sounds
For all of its customization benefits, Android has never been well known for having the most user-friendly settings options. Case in point: setting a custom ringtone for devices running the AOSP version of Android has, in the past, involved plugging your phone into your computer to drag and drop song and sound files onto the phone for use later, or to move downloaded files to the proper location on the phone using a file manager.
March 23, 2017
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Android O will support self-dismissing notifications
So, Android O has been announced and we've already had a look at the Developer Preview. a slew of new changes is coming to improve the Android experience -- both visually and functionally. Among them, we have another batch of improvements in the notifications area.
April 6, 2017
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Android O will work better on Chromebooks, thanks to improved keyboard support
Part of Google's upcoming Android O release is a new and improved model for keyboard navigation, which will make using Android apps on a Chromebook a little less frustrating. as it stands today, a majority of Android apps are designed with only touchscreen navigation in mind
March 21, 2017
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Android O: all the new features
Google jus unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called "Android O" and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. is it Oreo? is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.
March 21, 2017
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Android O: Everything you need to know
You have questions about Android O and we have answers. Here's the skinny on what you need to know about Google's next.
March 23, 2017
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Android O: Notification Channels, Background Limits, PIP and More
Google has made available the Android O Preview to developers, admonishing them to test their applications on the new OS to be ready when this version of Android becomes publicly available. new in Android O: More Background limits, Notification channels, Picture-in-picture, Autofill, Adaptive icons, API changes and others.
March 22, 2017
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Android Pay adds support for 71 more banks and merchants
Android Pay keeps growing its network of supported institutions. the mobile payment system added as many as 71 new places where you can carry out Android Pay transactions. the complete list of new additions is available at the end of the article.
May 12, 2017
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Android Pay and PayPal join forces to provide new payment options
Two of the biggest electronic payment systems currently available to consumers are teaming up. Android Pay and PayPal have extended their strategic partnership making it possible to use PayPal as a payment method in Android Pay.
April 18, 2017
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Android Pay can now be used from within some banking apps
Android Pay, Google's wireless payment system that was released back in 2015, can now be used from within certain mobile banking apps.
April 13, 2017
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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps
Android Pay, Google's answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the service into their own apps. the feature will be available within the mobile banking apps provided by Bank of America, USAA, Bank of new Zealand, Discover, and mBank, says Google.
April 12, 2017
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Android Pay, PayPal aim to make paying with your phone easier
Or did mobile payments just get that much more confusing?
April 18, 2017
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Android plans to improve security update speed this year
Google has spent the past year working with third party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized for not being fast enough to protect users from known vulnerabilities. and while Google says it has made some progress in this area -- Android issued security updates to 735 million devices from over 200 manufacturers in 2016 -- about half of Android users still aren't receiving important security patches.
March 22, 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 surpasses Windows as the most-used operating system worldwide
It was just a few weeks ago when web analytics firm StatCounter predicted Android would overtake Windows as the most popular operating system online. Well, it didn't take long. the latest numbers from StatCounter show Android with a narrow lead over Windows. After less than nine years, Google's open source operating system is bigger than Windows.
April 3, 2017
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Android surpasses Windows as the world's most popular OS
Android is the world's most popular operating system, according to internet usage statistics.
April 3, 2017
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Android Theming: the ultimate guide
Life's too short for an ugly, cluttered home screen.
March 23, 2017
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Android Things Developer Preview 4 adds full support for Google Assistant
The new update also features support for more development platform and a few other minor tweaks.
May 16, 2017
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Android Used More Often Than Windows to Access Web: Statcounter Report
A recent report from Statcounter claims that Android has seemingly done the impossible and has become the number one way in which people access the Internet. the figures that the web analytics company has gathered shows that 37.93 percent of Internet surfers are using some form of Android on their devices, compared to 37.91 percent who are using one of Windows' many flavors.
April 3, 2017
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Android users are losing interest in iPhones, survey claims
Perhaps everybody is waiting for iPhone 8?
April 27, 2017
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Android Users Predicted to Spend more than iOS Users on Apps in 2017
A new report from App Annie, a company that looks at data on the mobile app economy, has surfaced and the report claims that 2017 will be the first time that Android users spend more on apps and subscriptions than iOS users.
March 30, 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 March security update now available for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Sprint
Two weeks after T-Mobile released the latest round of Android security patches for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Sprint has now made them available for the two high-end Samsung handsets.
April 4, 2017
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Android's popularity eclipses Windows among internet users
Nudging ahead of the once-untouchable Windows by a tiny fraction, Android is now the world's most-used platform for getting online according to these latest figures. this represents a natural progression from the difference in devices shipped every year -- more than a billion for Android versus 200-something million PCs per year for Windows -- but StatCounter is among the first to claim that Android is now in the lead in usage numbers as well.
April 3, 2017
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Andy Rubin Teases a Bezel-Free Phone
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, sent out a Tweet yesterday morning of a hand grasping a sleek and bezel-free phone. Several sources claim the phone to be Essential's (Andy Rubin's new company) first smartphone in their lineup. In January, Rubin announced that he'd be starting up his own company and he's given us a glimpse of what we can expect.
March 28, 2017
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Andy Rubin teases a first look at Essential's bezel-less smartphone
Andy Rubin (one of the co-founders of Android) announced in January that he was starting a new company, Essential, and would be working on a premium smartphone with an edge-to-edge display "that lacks a surrounding bezel.'
March 27, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential Android smartphone spotted on GFXBench
The so-called father of Android, Andy Rubin, has been working on a high-end Android handset that is expected to take on top shelf models like the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel. we recently got a partial look at the phone, and it also was benchmarked on Geekbench. Today, the phone was spotted on the GFX Bench website.
April 17, 2017
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Andy Rubin's Essential phone shows up at GFXBench site
When prototype meets benchmark app, magic happens. Or something.
April 17, 2017
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Andy Rubin's new smartphone: what we know so far
When you're an Android cofounder, you can probably safely check "create something that has a big impact on the tech sector" off your bucket list.
March 28, 2017
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Animation movie Rio gets its own mobile game featuring the voice of Jesse Eisenberg
Rio, the animation movie launched back in 2011 is getting its own mobile game today, Rio: Match-3 Party. the game is available for free on both the Android and iOS platforms and features some of the beloved characters that turned the movie into a smash hit, including Blu, Jewel, Nico, and Pedro.
March 23, 2017
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Another Android flagship, the Nexus 6P, ends up in a class-action lawsuit
"When the bootlooping occurs, the phone is essentially a very expensive paperweight."
April 20, 2017
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Another credible report says Apple's iPhone Edition will face 'severe' shortages
Apple's upcoming high-end iPhone, rumored to be called Edition, but which goes by a number of names, may face severe shortages before the end of the year. Production may only ramp up well into the holiday season, and heavy competition could further delay Apple's plans.
April 24, 2017
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Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging
Slowly but surely, we're getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today's new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging.
April 27, 2017
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Another leaked schematic of the iPhone 8: no finger scanner on the back and is that wireless charging?
About a week ago, we saw a leak that claimed to showcase the chassis for the upcoming fullscreen iPhone 8. the image depicted an aluminum body with a vertical placement of the dual camera module, the signature Apple logo, and a rather questionable spot for the TouchID finger sensor -- on the back, smack dab in the middle.
April 27, 2017
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Another OnePlus 5 teaser confirms the name of the flagship killer and release timeframe
OnePlus has just published yet another teaser for its upcoming flagship smartphone. the teaser reveals two pieces of information like the name of the phone and the release timeframe.
May 8, 2017
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AnTuTu says that these were the most highly rated Android and iOS phones in China last month
According to benchmark site AnTuTu, the OnePlus 3 and the Apple iPhone SE were the most highly rated Android and iOS powered handsets in China during the month of March. the results were based on the "applause rating" computed for Android and iOS models by AnTuTu during the month. the applause rating is calculated by dividing the number of five-star reviews into the total number of reviews.
April 21, 2017
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Apex Launcher is back and better than ever, but you should wait a while before switching
Apex Launcher isn't back just yet, but that hasn't stopped people from saying that it is.
May 12, 2017
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App Analytics: Everything you need to know!
What exactly are App Analytics? Here's everything you need to know!
May 4, 2017
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App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year
Apple will lose its lead over Android in terms of revenue generated by mobile apps this year, according to a new report from App Annie, out today. However, the firm's estimate is based on including third-party Android app stores in its forecast, not just Google Play. When the Apple App Store is pitted against Google play alone, Apple is expected to maintain its lead through 2021, the report says.
March 28, 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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Appeals Court Resurrects Federal Government's Lawsuit Over AT&T's Old "Unlimited'' Plans
The years-long dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and AT&T over the wireless company's old "unlimited'' data plans is still not dead. a federal appeals court has zapped new life into the lawsuit, meaning there's still hope that AT&T users who saw their data throttled despite having unlimited data plans may someday get justice.
May 10, 2017
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Appeals court revives Apple's patented "rubber banding'' tech because of one small tweak
AOL invented "snap forward" years earlier, but Apple innovated by snapping backwards.
April 17, 2017
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Apple Accused of Bricking iPhones that Had Been Repaired by Third Parties
Having your cracked iPhone screen repaired by someone other than Apple is pretty common. But Australia's consumer protection regulator says Apple used software updates that rendered the devices useless, and then refused to fix these phones because they had been repaired by third party repair services.
April 6, 2017
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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free
The technology could be used by Apple to offer quick access for disabled people.
March 23, 2017
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Apple ad hints that its Portrait mode is so good it will save your family business
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. But in a tongue-in-cheek new Apple ad, a picture turns out to be worth hundreds of new customers, thanks to the iPhone 7's Portrait mode. the minute-long spot features a quiet family barbershop that sees its business boom after posting photos of its clients and their sleek new haircuts in the window.
May 15, 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 sign a $9 billion 2-year contract for OLED iPhone display panels
Several new reports suggest that Apple and Samsung have sealed a two-year deal for the production and supply of $9 billion worth of OLED display panels. Media outlets such as Chosun Biz, ET News, and DigiTimes have all taken notice of the latest proceedings, stating that the terms of the new contract require Samsung to ship between 70 and 92 million screen panels to Apple in 2017 alone.
April 6, 2017
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Apple anniversary iPhone may sport curved glass, report says
What's in store from Apple this September? An iPhone spectacular, apparently.
April 18, 2017
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Apple announces Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus editions
As we predicted yesterday, Apple's web store shutdown was, in fact, related to new product announcements. Just a few minutes ago, the store went back up, and brought some new toys for Apple fans to buy. These include new, red-colored versions of last year's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as a new iPad model.
March 21, 2017
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Apple beats Chinese company's copycat claim in Chinese court
New ruling in Beijing declares that Chinese phone maker Shenzhen Baili's patent infringement claim is unfounded.
March 27, 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 bought excellent automation app Workflow and is making it free on the App Store
Apple has acquired automation app Workflow, which is one of the best productivity apps currently available on iOS, and the three-person developer team behind the app will be heading to Cupertino, California, to work on currently-unspecified projects for Apple.
March 23, 2017
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Apple breaks its own record, is worth over $776 billion
This makes Apple the most valuable publicly traded company in the leadup to this year's big iPhone reveal.
May 8, 2017
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Apple breaks with secrecy to rebut negative narrative
Analysts dissect why Apple talked up future Mac products this week
April 6, 2017
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Apple buys automation tool Workflow, tweaks some features, and offers it to iOS users for free
Automation tools like IFTTT continue to be popular, and as if to prove this, Apple has just bought the iOS app Workflow. Working in a similar way to Automator for macOS, Workflow brings task-oriented automation to iPhone and iPad users.
March 23, 2017
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Apple catches up with Google and allows developers to reply to reviews in the App Store
With the launch of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, there was great excitement about the arrival of a new file system as well as improvements to performance -- even if they were only perceived improvements. Something that didn't get a great deal of attention, however, is the introduction of replies to reviews.
March 29, 2017
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Apple Clips: Live transcriptions are impressive, but where are the selfie filters?
Clips is a simplified version of iMovie for stylized video editing.
April 14, 2017
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Apple continues making gains over Android in the U.S., but drops to lowest share in China
Apple's iOS devices continue making gains over Android in the United States, and while Android still has a larger market share of nearly 55.9%, Apple is closing the gap and has recently grown its market share to 42%, according to stats by Kantar World Panel research. These are stats covering the three month period ending in February 2017, comparing sales to the same period last yaer.
April 13, 2017
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Apple could be designing its own power management chip as well
Apple already has planned to design its own graphics chip for the iPhone, but the company doesn't plan to stop there. According to Reuters and German investment banks, Apple is putting together a team to design its own battery management chip for the iPhone.
April 11, 2017
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Apple could be putting together an augmented reality team
Apple could be betting big on augmented reality. According to a new Bloomberg report, the company could be working on augmented reality features for the iPhone and then later for glasses, a new device that you would pair with your smartphone.
March 19, 2017
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Apple ditches Imagination Technology and will make its own iPhone GPU chips
In a dramatic announcement, British firm Imagination Technology has revealed that in 15 to 25 months' time Apple will no longer be using its GPU chips. Imagination's graphic chips are used in the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and Apple Watch, and the revelation sent the British firm's shares into freefall.
April 3, 2017
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Apple drops references to (PRODUCT)RED for its new red iPhones in China
On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a new color option for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that it launched last year. the new red models are co-branded as (PRODUCT)RED, as part of its collaboration with (RED), an alliance that raises funds to help combat the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
March 23, 2017
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Apple earnings: Everyone's expecting a boring, normal report
Will Tim Cook say anything new about the future?
May 2, 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 Files Patent for Device that Would Allow your iPhone or iPad to Function as a Laptop
On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that Apple had submitted a patent for an "electronic accessory device.'
March 23, 2017
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Apple finally kills off 16GB iPhone SE, now you get 32GB for $399
Rejoice lovers of petite-sized iPhones, for Apple is granting additional storage bounty -- announcing today it's doubling the current storage capacity of the iPhone SE.
March 21, 2017
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Apple fixes wireless-based remote code execution flaw in iOS
The vulnerability is in the code running on the Broadcom Wi-Fi chips used in Apple's iOS devices.
April 4, 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 granted patents for bezel-free display and in-screen Touch ID button
Ok, folks, we might actually be onto something quite certain about the next iPhone -- it's not the name, we don't know for sure that it's going to be iPhone 8. it's more exciting than that!
May 16, 2017
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Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone
Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today -- a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We've been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.
March 22, 2017
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Apple has launched worldwide 'Today at Apple' classes
Back in April, Apple announced that it would start offering "Today at Apple" classes at every one of its 495 stores, worldwide, according to MacRumors. Starting today, you can sign up for sessions on Apple's site, which cover everything from coding to how to draw to music to photography and more.
May 16, 2017
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Apple hires NASA specialist for its augmented reality team
The rumour mill has been spinning out of control in recent months, with regards to Apple's wading into the arena of Augmented Reality. It is hardly a matter of doubt that Cupertino is cooking something huge for its AR game, with speculations of an Apple AR glasses headset already in the making. a recent report on Apple's talent acquisitions suggests that the company has attracted an AR/VR NASA specialist, who joined Apple's AR team, as a senior manager, earlier this year.
April 25, 2017
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Apple in Q2: Sold fewer iPhones than last year, but also made more money
Apple didn't set the world on fire with its $52.9 billion quarter, but it's still doing just fine.
May 2, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus catches on fire inches from sleeping woman's head
A Chinese woman with the surname of Chen (that is all the information she would tell the media about her name) was warm and cozy inside her home in Nanjing. In fact, it was the middle of the night earlier this month, and the woman was fast asleep in her bed.
April 26, 2017
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Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus get a red special-edition makeover
The new color is part of the Product Red program, which funds HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. the iPhone SE will also get double the capacity.
March 21, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 schematics and molds appear in leaked photos
An image found on weibo claims to show the latest schematics for the Apple iPhone 8. the 10th anniversary edition of Apple's smartphone once again appears with a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back. a couple of other pictures reveal what looks to be a pair of molds used in the production of parts for the device. the molds appear to be made in conjunction with the schematics. If you look closely, you can see the housing for the vertical dual camera setup on the mold used to produce the back half of the phone.
April 28, 2017
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Apple iPhone 8 suppliers are reportedly ramping up production early
A new report published today says that circuit board manufacturers will start to work on components for the Apple iPhone 8 as soon as next month. that would be a month earlier than most analysts expected. Taipei's Economic Daily News names Kinsus Interconnect and Zhen Ding as two companies that will be starting work in June on their contributions to the tenth anniversary edition of the iPhone.
May 8, 2017
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Apple iPhone SE (2017) rumor round-up: design, specs, features, and expectations
It's been more than a year since Apple paid some serious attention to the compact smartphone segment it once ruled. It did that by releasing the iPhone SE - a 4" device that combined the iPhone 6s' hardware prowess inside an iPhone 5s' body. this recipe turned out successful - the iPhone SE still remains one of the best ultra-compact phones you can buy.
May 11, 2017
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Apple iPhone SE review:
Still great, one year later
May 2, 2017
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Apple iPhones were the best selling handsets for 2016
According to British research firm IHS Markit, Apple has managed to trounce its competitors over the last calendar year. the company's latest analysis reveals that iPhones were the most shipped handsets on a global basis during 2016.
March 22, 2017
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Apple is developing in-house power management chips, German analyst reports
After signing a $9bn deal with Samsung for the manufacturing of OLED displays earlier this month, Apple is now speculated to be working on an in-house power management chip. Karsten Iltgen, analyst for German bank Bankhaus Lampe, cut his rating on Dialog Semiconductor this Tuesday, sending the chip manufacturer's shares down the slope.
April 11, 2017
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Apple is developing its own graphics chips for iPhones
Apple is one of only a handful of phone makers to develop its own mobile processors, but now it appears that the U.S. firm will go one step further and design the graphics component itself, too.
April 3, 2017
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Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst
Report comes after news that Apple is working on its own GPUs.
April 11, 2017
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Apple is finally making it easy to watch movie rentals across your devices
Rent once, watch anywhere
March 21, 2017
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Apple is Having Trouble Getting TouchID Under the iPhone 8 Screen
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Apple is having trouble with the so-called iPhone 8 smartphone. the big feature that has long been rumored on this device is a move to some sort of curved OLED display. the catch is that the display will require Apple to eliminate the normal Touch ID home button on the front of the screen.
April 13, 2017
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Apple is launching the iOS 10 public beta today
You can become an iPhone software guinea pig by signing up for Apple's public beta program.
July 7, 2016
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Apple is overhauling hundreds of stores to try to create the 'modern-day town square'
Angela Ahrendts puts her stamp on the Apple Store.
May 16, 2017
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Apple is preparing a completely overhauled premium iPhone model: full-screen design, improved cameras and more
Apple is preparing for one of the biggest upgrades in iPhone history: the company is testing a new, premium edition of the iPhone with a completely new design and improvements all around that is expected to launch alongside upgrades to the current models for a total of three new iPhones later this year. We've heard similar reports from various sketchy sources from China and elsewhere, but this particular one is a comprehensive overview of the iPhone 8 based on inside sources speaking for Bloomberg.
April 18, 2017
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Apple is refunding users who recently bought iOS automation app Workflow
At the end of last month, Apple acquired iOS automation and productivity app Workflow, along with the development team behind it for an undisclosed sum, and promised to make the once-paid app free for everyone on the App Store.
April 4, 2017
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Apple is releasing its Live Photos API, which means more moving photos in more places
Apple has revealed the API for its Live Photos feature, meaning more app and web developers will be able to support the company's short 1.5 second video 'moving photo' video clips. Apps like Facebook are already able to display Live Photos for users running iOS 9, but making the API available will allow any developer who wants to put a Live Photos viewer on their website or in their iOS app to do so.
April 20, 2017
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Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today
Apple's iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren't major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices to its new Apple File System (APFS). it's a file system that was originally announced at WWDC last year, and it's designed with the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV in mind.
March 27, 2017
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Apple Launches new Special Product Red iPhone
Earlier today Apple unexpectantly took down the Apple Store, replacing the page with a message promising 'something special" is on the way. Apple delivered a new Product Red iPhone, new upgraded iPad, and new watch bands. We've had Product Red Apple products in the past including the iPod Nano and iPad. Apple has devoted some their products to the Product lineup, but we haven't seen an iPhone up until today.
March 21, 2017
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Apple launches (RED) iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Six months ago, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, its first water-resistant smartphones. at the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook predictably referred to the new devices as the best handsets the company has ever created, and said that they had a "gorgeous new design".
March 21, 2017
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Apple likely to cap memory in next iPhones due to DRAM price hikes
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
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Apple makes $200 million investment in Corning with Advanced Manufacturing Fund
Apple has announced that it will be investing $200 million in Corning, the company behind the glass used in iPhone screens, from its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple says that the investment will focus on Corning's facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
May 12, 2017
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Apple Maps transit directions -- Which cities have them?
Transit directions have come to Apple Maps, but have they come to you?
May 15, 2017
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Apple May be Building Their Own Battery Management Chip for Upcoming iPhones
Apple has said that they plan to design their own graphics card for use in the iPhone, but the company may also be planning to internalize other aspects of the iPhone's development. Reuters, citing sources within German investment banks, has reported that Apple has plans to build their own battery management chips as well.
April 12, 2017
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Apple May be Facing Supply Issues with the iPhone 8
The success of Samsung's Galaxy S8 means that Apple is under even more pressure to produce a smartphone that captures audiences' attention. for the most part, they've done a pretty good job of that. It seems like not a day goes by that there isn't some new rumor about the phone whether it be relating to features, pricing or design. However, today's rumor brings some bad news for Apple fans.
April 25, 2017
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Apple may bring True Tone displays to the next iPhones
According to a note from Barclays
March 31, 2017
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Apple may drop support for iPhone 5, iPad 4 in iOS 10.3.2
Apple is focusing on a 64-bit only future for iOS devices and software. Apps that do not play well with the latest architecture will cease to be supported in the next major release of the operating system, while 32-bit iPhones and iPads could get the axe as early as the next iOS 10 update.
March 29, 2017
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Apple may skip the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus for two OLED iPhones
In our reporting so far, we have discussed rumors of three new iPhone models scheduled for announcement in September. Yes, the idea of Apple offering a more conservative, iterative upgrade option with an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus alongside a radically different Anniversary Edition iPhone makes sense.
April 25, 2017
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Apple misses the mark, sells 50.8 million iPhone units in fiscal Q2 versus expectations of 52 million
Apple reported its fiscal second quarter earnings this afternoon. the tech titan said that it fell short of Wall Street expectations pertaining to iPhone sales. with analysts expecting about 52 million iPhone handsets to have been rung up in the three months ended in March, Apple said that 50.8 million units were actually sold. CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that the company is noticing "a delay in purchasing behavior."
May 2, 2017
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Apple Music for Android gets updated with iOS 10 features
Its first major update in months
April 4, 2017
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Apple Music for Android is getting a long overdue makeover
It might surprise some of you, but with more than 10 million downloads to date, Apple Music is a hugely popular Android application. Apparently, Apple realized the potential and released a new and improved version that brings a new design and lots of new features.
April 4, 2017
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Apple Music for Android now looks way more like iOS
Who else just remembered that Apple Music for Android was a thing?
April 4, 2017
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Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS
Apple's subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its iOS counterpart. the update includes a visual makeover, which organizes content into a few main sections -- Library, for You, Browse, and Radio -- as on iOS. the now Playing screen also resembles the screen on iOS, and includes lyrics integration.
April 4, 2017
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Apple no longer an innovative company, says Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson
If you've ever read Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs' biography, chances are it was written by none other than Walter Isaacson, the official biographer of the late entrepreneur. Currently serving as a President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Isaacson is a person that has spent a long time alongside Jobs and has a great insight into Apple's inner workings.
May 11, 2017
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​Apple now has a how-to guide for iPhone camera users
Apple's videos and tips suggest that hidden camera features aren't always instantly intuitive.
May 11, 2017
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Apple orders 70 million bendable OLED screens from Samsung for its new iPhone
We are getting closer and closer to the (still months away) launch of the iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be called).
April 4, 2017
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Apple organises health challenges for employees, hands out t-shirts and pins as prizes
Back in February, Apple published an ad video for its Smart watch Series 2, called "Close your Rings". the video focused on Apple's Activity app and features people filling their Activity rings, as they take on different sports. the app lets you track and share various components of your work out, and brought attractive swimming features for Series 2's water resistant profile.
April 12, 2017
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Apple patent application points to an iPhone-powered laptop
The potential product looks like a laptop with an iPhone-sized slot where the touchpad would be.
March 23, 2017
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Apple patented glow-in-the-dark cables for iPhones because we do deserve nice things
After spending long years in the consumer electronics business, Apple has figured out another bullet point of customer dissatisfaction. Dealing with cables and connectors inside a dark room is anything but a smooth process. with so much fidgeting involved, it desperately calls for innovation. Going by a newly published patent, Apple engineers are trying to solve this by illuminating connectors' ends. Thus, in addition to looking rad in the dark, the invention will also provide status information.
May 11, 2017
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Apple Pay adds over 20 U.S. banks to its support list and debuts with Australia's HSBC
After Apple Pay's launch in 2014, the Cupertino-based giant Apple continues to expand the platform's global reach by steadily adding more financial institutions to the list of those that officially support the contactless payment service. as MacRumors reports, this list now includes 22 new banks in the U.S, and Apple Pay also makes its debut with the Australian bank HSBC, supporting both MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
May 3, 2017
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Apple Pay to rule over Samsung, Android rivals, study says
When it comes to contactless payments, a new study from Juniper Research forecasts Apple well ahead of Google and Samsung over the next 4 years.
April 11, 2017
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Apple posts job openings in U.K. related to its home grown GPU development
Earlier this month, we told you that Apple said that it no longer would need to license technology from graphics chip producer Imagination Technologies. Apple obviously wants to start building its own graphics chip for future devices.
April 10, 2017
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Apple Prepares a Major Redesign for the iPhone 8
Bloomberg has reported that Apple is planning a major overhaul of the iPhone in time for the smartphone's tenth anniversary in addition to launching upgraded versions of the 7 and 7 Plus. the upcoming iPhone 8 will feature a redesigned screen, new materials, and better-designed cameras.
April 19, 2017
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Apple put together a bunch of bite-sized iPhone camera lessons
Apple's trying something a little different on its YouTube account today: rather than putting up more ads about how great the iPhone's camera is, it's published a series of short tutorials on how to actually use the camera.
May 11, 2017
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Apple Readies iPhone Overhaul for Smartphone's 10th Anniversary
Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
April 18, 2017
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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling
There's a pair of near-perfectly juxtaposed stories about Apple in the news today. First, Apple has released its own environmental progress report for 2017. the news here is generally good, as you'd expect from a self-prepared report, but it highlights Apple's success in moving to fully renewable energy and to use less power across its entire product stack. other investigations into the company's practices, however, haven't been so rosy.
April 21, 2017
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Apple releases a bit of code to let you put Live Photos on your sites
Apple's Live Photos are fun -- they've definitely captured a few unexpected magical moments for me that standard stills would've missed. But for the most part, they live on your phone and stay within the confines of your apps. Seeing them floating around the web, especially on a desktop browser, has always been something of a rarity.
April 20, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and launches Night Shift on the Mac
It's a busy day for Apple updates
March 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 10.3; adds Find My AirPods, new Apple File System
After five beta releases, iOS 10.3 is finally ready for the masses.
March 27, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 10.3.1: see what's included in the new update
Apple is rolling out a new OTA update for all iOS 10 users. Arriving as version 10.3.1, the latest patch isn't a substantial one like iOS 10.3 which introduced important new features such as Find My AirPods, the Apple File System, and enhancements to Siri. Instead, the patch note simply states that "iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.'
April 4, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 10.3.1, fixing a Wi-Fi vulnerability
Last week, Apple released a beta of iOS 10.3.2 a day after it offered 10.3 to the public, leading many to speculate that the company had skipped 10.3.1. as it turns out, it was working on a security fix for the OS, and iOS 10.3.1 was released to supported devices today.
April 3, 2017
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Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and macOS 10.12.5
Start the week by updating your Apple devices.
May 15, 2017
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Apple releases iTunes 12.6.1 with some minor improvements
Alongside its updates for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple has also released a minor update for iTunes in the form of iTunes 12.6.1 both for macOS and Windows. According to Apple's update notes, the release features "minor app and performance improvements".
May 15, 2017
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Apple reportedly developing iPhone graphics chips in house
Imagination Technologies, which has been making graphics processors for Apple, saw its share price fall nearly 70 percent after the tech giant cut ties.
April 3, 2017
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Apple reportedly prepping three iPhones for launch, including 10th Anniversary iPhone
Ever since the iPhone 7 debuted, there's been talk about what might be ahead for Apple in 2017. this year marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the iPhone -- and, in a very real sense, the 10th anniversary of the modern smartphone market. Pick any given technology -- touch interfaces, app support, or a (relatively) large screen, and there were companies that had offered these features before Apple did.
April 19, 2017
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Apple reportedly wants to sell up to 230 million new iPhones -- with as many as 95 million in 2017 alone!
DigiTimes, a mostly on-point source of supply chain insights, reports that Apple is forecast to sell up to 230 million new iPhone models in total. Previous reports claim Apple is placing orders for up to 95 million OLED display panels from Samsung, but it isn't clear if these are meant to go exclusively in the Anniversary Edition iPhone, or are also to be distributed among the rumored "iPhone 7s"-type devices being prepared as a more conventional alternative.
April 19, 2017
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Apple rumored to work on 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual-cam
According to the Japanese blog Mac Okatara, Apple might introduce a new smartphone model in 2017 with a 5" display to slot in between the existing 4.7" and 5.5" variants. the report, which originates from a Taiwanese supplier, also says the new mid-size iPhone would use an iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera, albeit with a vertical lens alignment rather than a horizontal one.
December 27, 2016
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Apple said to drop Imagination's IP in favor of own graphics chips
Imagination contests Apple's ability to design a GPU without infringing its IP and patents
April 3, 2017
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Apple says it has already fixed CIA's Mac and iPhone hacks revealed by WikiLeaks
Yesterday WikiLeaks published the second batch of its Vault 7 documents, Dark Matter, revealing information about Apple-related hacks used by the CIA. this time around, the documents focus on hacks for MacBooks and iPhones, and comes two weeks after the initial batch of documents came to light.
March 24, 2017
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Apple Says Systems not Breached After Hackers Threaten to Wipe Millions of iPhones
Earlier this week, a group of hackers claimed to have email addresses and passwords for hundreds of millions of Apple accounts, and that it would use this information to remotely erase massive numbers of iPhones if a ransom weren't paid. for its part, Apple says no account information was stolen from its servers.
March 23, 2017
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Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter -- below expectations
Join us for live analysis of Apple's second-quarter earnings.
May 2, 2017
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Apple sold fewer iPhones this quarter but made more per device
A telling sign for the iPhone 8
May 2, 2017
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Apple Store in Corte Madera mall is robbed for the second time in six-months
The Apple Store inside the Village Mall in Corte Madera, California stands out among all other Apple Stores on the planet. the reason why isn't necessarily something to be proud of. you see, twice over a period of six months the store was robbed and a grand total of $64,000 in merchandise stolen.
April 26, 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 Tipped to Abandon PowerVR Graphics Processors
Imagination Technologies is the company that owns the tech behind the PowerVR graphics processors that are currently used in the iPhone and iPad devices. the company has announced that Apple has stated that it will no longer be licensing the PowerVR tech for the iPhone or iPad in less than two years. Imagination has issued a statement saying that Apple is working on its own independent graphics chip design.
April 3, 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 open first R&D center in Indonesia this year
The US tech giant seeks to comply with Indonesian regulations in order to be able to retail phones in the country.
March 31, 2017
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Apple to refund recent Workflow purchases after making the app free
Yes, you'll get your $2.99 back.
April 4, 2017
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Apple to start making iPhones in India
Apple iPhone sales are cooling off in China with local competitors rising and the U.S. and European markets seem to have reached smartphone saturation, so Apple is turning its eyes towards one of the biggest and most underdeveloped phone markets currently: India.
March 24, 2017
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Apple to Update its Mac Pro Line of Desktop Computers
For some users, it's been a long time coming. for others, it just meant that Apple had given up entirely on the desktop ecosystem, choosing to focus on its "mainstream luxury" approach towards selling phones with a BOM of $219 for $1000. Most others, though, will probably look at this update as more of a passing shot than an actually thought-out product development.
April 5, 2017
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Apple too stubborn with iPhone pricing in emerging markets says the founder of Oppo and Vivo
Duan Yongping, the founder of a couple of China-based smartphone manufacturers (Oppo and Vivo) said during an interview with Bloomberg that the iPhone is losing steam in China because Apple won't change its pricing to suit the China market.
March 19, 2017
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Apple unveils Live Photos API
Third-party developers can now build apps and websites that can display Live Photos.
April 20, 2017
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Apple unveils red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus look great in any color, but the black, silver and gold variations aren't exactly the most eye-catching finishes around. However, if you fancy something different, Apple now has just the thing for you.
March 21, 2017
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Apple Update Fixes Flaw that Caused 911 Cyberattack
Last fall, 911 emergency-response service centers in a dozen states were the victims of a massive cyberattack that resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, of iPhones repeatedly calling 911 without the knowledge or direction of owners. Nearly five months later, Apple say it has fixed the apparent flaw that made the attack possible.
March 31, 2017
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Apple Updates Mac Pro, Promises Commitment to Mac Desktops
Remember when Apple was known more for the Mac than the iPhone? Even the company seems to have forgotten about its desktop computers, with most of its lineup receiving incremental updates at best, or going without any hardware upgrades for several years at worst. that started to change today with the news that Apple (finally) updated the Mac Pro and told journalists it plans to refresh the iMac and Mac Pro over the next few years.
April 4, 2017
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Apple ups dividend by 10.5% and increases capital return program to $300B
Apple just reported earnings for the first quarter of 2017, which were mixed. the company beat on EPS but slightly missed on iPhone sales and overall revenue.
May 2, 2017
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Apple vows to quit mining Earth for materials - end to gem-iPhones?
Do you ever stop to think what your phone is made of? Neither do we, to be fair. we go about discussing what's inside, in terms of processors, storage drives, etc., and almost never consider what those bits are a mould of. Most smartphones nowadays are an amalgamation of almost 70 of periodic table elements, with up to 62 kinds of metal and often up to 16 out of 17 rare world elements.
April 20, 2017
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Apple wants LGD to supply it with flexible OLEDs starting in 2018
Apple is moving forward with its 2017 flexible OLED phones, and the company has to rely exclusively on Samsung Display as SDC is the only OLED maker capable to produce the capacity Apple needs and the quality flexible OLEDs.
April 17, 2017
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Apple wants to stop mining and start making everything from recycled materials
Apple just needs to figure out how to make the "closed loop supply chain" scale.
April 20, 2017
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Apple will pay only 10 cents per iPhone to Imagination Technologies by 2019, UBS predicts
Earlier this month, we reported that Apple is set to terminate its relationship with GPU chip manufacturer, Imagination Technologies, by 2019. Cupertino confirmed that it is working on an "independent graphics design', sending Imagination's shares 70% down. the situation for the UK-based GPU designer is now taking shape in numbers, with recent estimates coming in from UBS, Reuters announced.
April 19, 2017
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Apple wins China patent battle over iPhone 6 design
Apple prevails against patent claim by local company Shenzhen Baili
March 27, 2017
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Apple working on its own graphics chips for future iPhones, cuts ties with Imagination Technologies
Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies plummeted by nearly 70%, after Apple said that it would stop licensing the company's technology. the news broke out today, following a statement from the UK-based firm which reads that Cupertino will be "reducing its future reliance on Imagination's technology" as it is "working on a separate, independent graphics design in order to control its products'.
April 3, 2017
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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits
The iPhone vulnerability was patched in 2009 and the Mac holes were fixed in 2013, Apple said.
March 24, 2017
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Apple's bold new red iPhone 7 turns upgrading into a philanthropic decision
iPhone SE gets a storage boost, too.
March 21, 2017
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Apple's bug reporting system: An impractical black hole that's frustrating to use
Reporting a software bug to Apple really bugs me.
March 31, 2017
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Apple's building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs
Imagination contests Apple's ability to design a GPU without infringing its IP and patents.
April 3, 2017
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Apple's building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs
Imagination contests Apple's ability to design a GPU without infringing its IP and patents.
April 3, 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 desperate attempt to make iPhone 7 Plus exciting
In a new Apple ad, we're in a flagging new Orleans barbershop. Until, that is, someone has a brilliant idea.
May 15, 2017
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Apple's drops AIDS charity branding for its red iPhone in China
iPhone enthusiasts the world over were given a new slab of glass to lust over yesterday after Apple unveiled a red version of the iPhone 7 in its latest move to support HIV/AIDS charity [Red].
March 22, 2017
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Apple's earnings show modest growth, but iPhone sales are flat
A return to form after a downturn
May 2, 2017
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Apple's iOS 10.3 update fixes the bug that overwhelmed the 911 system
The iPhone bug that overwhelmed the 911 system by repeatedly calling the emergency number over and over has apparently been fixed by Apple in its iOS 10.3 update, almost five months after being publicly exploited by an Arizona teen on Twitter.
March 31, 2017
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Apple's iOS 10.3 update is freeing up gigabytes of storage space on iPhones
How is that even possible?
March 28, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 6s is the most popular smartphone in the world
Apple may not sell as many smartphones as Samsung, but its iPhones consistently rank at the top of the sales charts, typically edging their Galaxy S rivals by a healthy margin. So, it should not come as a surprise that it is an iPhone that is the most popular smartphone in the world as well.
May 10, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases add fetching new color options
Along with a new red iPhone, Apple introduced new colors to its line of protective iPhone cases.
March 21, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim
Apple's smartphones are the biggest-selling, most-used devices in the sector, analysts claim
May 10, 2017
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Apple's iPhone unit sales take a surprising fall
The tech giant's revenue rises, though, because of "robust" demand for the pricier iPhone 7 Plus.
May 2, 2017
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Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store
Apple's giving no ground to Spotify.
May 11, 2017
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Apple's latest ad for the iPhone 7 Plus "focuses" on Portrait Mode
Apple has released the latest ad for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and once again it focuses on the Portrait Mode available with the dual-camera setup. this allows you to use the depth of field information gleaned from the two cameras on back to create a professional looking blur. the commercial is titled "The City," and no doubt you will soon see this spot played during your favorite shows like Married at First Sight, the NBA Playoffs and Sunday Night Baseball.
May 1, 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 Clips app is like a simplified iMovie for viral videos
Apple's new Clips app helps you make and share short, multi-clip videos.
March 21, 2017
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Apple's new Clips app for making stylized videos is available now
It's like iMovie for the Snapchat generation, with speech-to-text transcription and facial recognition.
April 6, 2017
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Apple's new iPad is not an iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro upgrade: 8 things Apple's $330 tablet is missing
The iPad Air name is out, welcome the new... iPad. That's right, it's now simply 'iPad', with no adjective in sight.
March 22, 2017
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Apple's new Portrait mode ad shows empty streets in Shanghai
Apple has released a new ad showcasing the Portrait mode feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. this one is interesting because it was entirely shot in China, one of Apple's key markets along with the U.S. and Europe.
May 2, 2017
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Apple's new red iPhones won't be (RED) in China; here's a few possible reasons why
Apple on Tuesday announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED) models. the two special-edition devices are identical to the regular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in terms of hardware, but feature unique red backplates and, what's more important, a chunk of all proceeds from each device sale goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
March 24, 2017
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Apple's next iPhones may cut corners on memory due to price squeeze
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
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Apple's next iPhones may cut corners on memory due to price squeeze
Analyst firm Trendforce predicts the memory capacity in iPhone 8 models will be capped at 3GB
May 3, 2017
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Apple's Q2 earnings in five charts
Solid growth for the Services segment.
May 2, 2017
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Apple's Sal Soghoian announces 'Masters of Automation' event
Enterprise users will learn how to unleash the power of Apple's platforms
May 16, 2017
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Apple's services business grows 18% as iPhone sales stall
Apple just announced their earnings for Q1 2017. the company reported $52.9 billion in revenue with EPS of $2.10, which slightly beat consensus estimates of $2.02.
May 2, 2017
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Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust
It's all about how you spend that sweet R&D dollar
April 20, 2017
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Apps that use iCloud will require app-specific passwords starting June 15
Apps using iCloud will get a little harder to access, but a lot more secure.
May 16, 2017
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AR is like your phone: Soon you'll feel naked without it
Commentary: VR is here, but the true reality revolution is augmented.
April 24, 2017
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ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming
Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. what we're not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film.
May 15, 2017
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Arrow Launcher 3.4 released with option to create app shortcuts, new Notes card
Arrow Launcher is getting yet another important update that adds new features and improvements. If you've been following our latest news about Microsoft's Android launcher, then you might find the list of changes quite familiar.
May 10, 2017
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Are Microsoft's services better on iOS or Android?
If you had to go to another mobile platform, which of the two leading options is better for Microsoft apps and services?
April 20, 2017
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Are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ easy to repair? iFixit has the answer
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are officially launching on April 21, but they're already shipping to some lucky customers. we ourselves got our hands on the two smartphones, so you can go ahead and read our Galaxy S8 review and Galaxy S8+ review. But, if you want to see what's inside the Galaxy S8 series, there's no better place to check out than iFixit.
April 18, 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 jumping from a Pixel to a Galaxy S8 or G6?
It may seem silly to jump from phone to phone, but some people are thinking of switching from the Pixel to the Galaxy S8 or LG G6. Are you?
April 20, 2017
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Are your sensors spying on you?
How criminals can steal your PIN by tracking the motion of your phone
April 11, 2017
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Are your teens strung out on tech?
From CNET Magazine: for the teenage brain, screen time is like a hit of drugs. Here's how parents can cope.
March 19, 2017
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ARM announces new DynamIQ technology, will focus on AI, machine learning, and phones
For nearly a decade, starting with the Cortex-A8, ARM has been driving ever-higher performance in mobile just as Intel (and to a lesser extent, AMD) once did in the PC space. In less than 10 years, we've seen ARM move from 32-bit to 64-bit, roll out vastly more efficient CPUs at the high-end and the low-end, and move from single-core chips to CPU clusters with up to eight cores in a big.
March 21, 2017
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As Galaxy S8 launches, did Note 7 blowup change anything?
Samsung hoped its new battery safety procedures would inspire the phone industry. Good luck with that.
March 24, 2017
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As of today, iThings are even harder for police to probe
iOS 10.3 lands, complete with heavily encrypted Apple File System
March 28, 2017
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Asemblance Review
A walking game that stumbles.
July 7, 2016
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Ask Verizon's new Fios Chatbot what's on tonight through Facebook Messenger
Verizon is onto hip tech lately, launching a wearable and now, a brand-new Messenger chat bot. the Fios chat bot is designed to help users navigate the large Fios content library, manage your own playlists, and provide a personalized user experience. Wanna give it a try? Launch Messenger, search for Fios chatbot, and log-in with your Verizon credentials.
May 12, 2017
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Astell & Kern's Kann is a true heavyweight portable media player
How much is great sound worth to you?
April 7, 2017
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Asus takes a jab at Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, touts ZenFone 3 Zoom's superior battery life
Asus today released a video that pits its ZenFone 3 Zoom against Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. More exactly, Asus took the time to compare the battery life and charging times of the two handsets (which aren't completely different, first and foremost because both sport 5.5-inch 1080p screens).
May 3, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
Hopefully, this isn't some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.
May 15, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom goes on pre-order in the US, costs less than expected
The ZenFone 3 Zoom, one of the smartphones unveiled by Asus back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, is already available for purchase in many markets.
May 9, 2017
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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a giant battery and two cameras for $329
2.3X optical zoom, and a 5,000mAh battery
May 9, 2017
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Asus ZenPad 8.0 is now being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
The Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M made its debut on the market exactly one year ago, which is why it was shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. Since it's a relatively new tablet, it would make sense for Asus to offer another major Android update by the end of this year.
May 3, 2017
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At $129.99, ZTE's Max XL packs a 6-inch display, 3990mAh battery, and runs Android 7.1.1
It's a bit of a rare breed when your handset is running Android version 7.1.1, but it looks like ZTE's latest device will arrive to market with just that.
April 25, 2017
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At launch, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will feature a crippled Bixby
Bixby, Samsung's brand new digital assistant that was announced alongside the Galaxy S8 series, is not being properly launched on April 21, when the S8 and S8+ will officially hit shelves around the world.
April 11, 2017
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At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video
We've been hard at work testing the new Panasonic GH5, and while we put the finishing touches on our review, we wanted to share a video we shot with the camera at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
April 7, 2017
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AT&T 5G Evolution launches today with the help of Samsung's Galaxy S8
Remember that faster mobile network that AT&T promised back in February? this is now a reality, at least in select parts of Austin, Texas, where AT&T just switched on what it's calling "5G Evolution."
April 25, 2017
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AT&T brings March security update for Android to LG G5 and V10
AT&T has begun rolling out the March security update - the very latest set of patches available for Android - to the LG V10 and G5.
March 24, 2017
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AT&T buys spectrum for 5G service with its $1.25 billion deal to buy Straight Path Communications
Seeking additional spectrum for the upcoming move to 5G, AT&T will purchase Straight Path Communications. the nation's second largest carrier today made a $1.25 billion bid for the company.
April 10, 2017
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AT&T buys spectrum for 5G service with its $1.6 billion deal to buy Straight Path Communications
Seeking additional spectrum for the upcoming move to 5G, AT&T will purchase Straight Path Communications. the nation's second largest carrier today made a $1.25 billion bid for the company.
April 10, 2017
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AT&T could be punished for unlimited data throttling after all
Ajit Pai cheers court decision, says case to overturn Title II is strengthened.
May 10, 2017
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AT&T has just ruined 5G for the rest of the mobile industry
AT&T says it just launched a new 5G network. It didn't.
April 25, 2017
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AT&T hopes you forget it's a phone company
AT&T lost more than 348,000 postpaid phone customers as it builds out new lines of business like its DirecTV streaming service.
April 25, 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 outbid for Straight Path by mystery firm rumored to be Verizon
Earlier this month, AT&T bid $1.6 billion for Straight Path Communications. at the time of the announcement, it was assumed that the nation's second largest carrier wanted Straight Path's 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum for its upcoming 5G pipeline; the 28GHz/38GHz bands are being considered for 5G use. the price included liabilities that Straight Path was ultimately responsible for.
April 25, 2017
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AT&T Says It Has Blocked One Billion Robocalls In 5 Months
At the end of last year, AT&T launched a service that would let its mobile phone customers block some nuisance robocalls from some devices. the service serves as a spam filter for eligible users'' phones and also lets them report and block numbers that place unwanted calls. AT&T announced today that its expanded call-blocking service has blocked more than 1 billion robocalls, an important milestone.
April 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 Users Have No Way to Know how Much Data They're Tethering, Despite 10GB Cap
When AT&T resurrected unlimited data plans, it also introduced a feature it had shunned the first time around: letting subscribers use their phone as a mobile hotspot (AKA "tethering'), but only up to 10 GB per month. But there's a flaw in AT&T's execution that prevents users from knowing how much tethering data they've actually used.
April 28, 2017
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AT&T will give you at least $200 for your old clunker, if you trade it for a Galaxy S8
Now that the preorder period for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is long gone, there are still deals and incentives trickling down the pipe, from both Samsung, and the carriers. AT&T, for instance, now offers a $200 minimum trade-in for your old phone when you buy the Galaxy S8. Needless to say, your clunker needs to be in a decent condition, and worth at least $20 for the swap to take place.
May 9, 2017
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AT&T's excellent-but-expensive unlimited plan now comes with free HBO
Get some Game of Thrones on the go with AT&T's new deal.
April 5, 2017
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AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ are now being updated to Android Nougat
Not long after Sprint updated its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to Android Nougat, AT&T this week started pushing a Nougat update to its own version of the Note 5 (N920A).
April 11, 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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Audio distortion on the Google Pixel: what you need to know
The good news is your Pixel isn't broken.
December 21, 2016
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AUKEY 20000mAh 3.4A Dual USB Lightning and Micro AiPower Portable Charger
This power pack is heavier than most, but it packs a wallop. Its probably not something one might carry in a purse or a travel bag, but is great for a permanent spot in a car's glove compartment or stowed-away in checked baggage for use on the other side of a plane ride.
December 19, 2016
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Augmented reality can save the idea of 3-D experiences
Depth cameras with integrated AR will drive the creation of the first significant new product category the tech world has seen in some time: Augmented-reality headsets.
March 28, 2017
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Augmented Reality is Here, But Did you Notice?
Augmented reality has arrived thanks to some creative developers and your smartphone camera.
May 9, 2017
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AUO starts shipping a new 1.3" on-cell touch 240x240 AMOLED display
Taiwan's AU Optronics starts shipping a new AMOLED display for wearable (and other) applications. the new AMOLED is a square 1.3" (active area 23.28x23.28 mm) panel with a resolution of 240x240 (261 PPI).
March 23, 2017
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Australia slams Apple for telling customers 'you're repairing it wrong'
'Apple appears to have routinely refused to look at or service consumers' defective devices if a consumer had previously had the device repaired by a third party repairer'
April 6, 2017
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Australia sues Apple over iPhones bricked by Error 53
Early last year, iPhone users upgrading to iOS 9 started to complain that their phones were being "bricked" by the process. An Error 53 was generated, and Apple explained that the bricking was intentional when it was detected that an iPhone had been subject to third party repairs. Many people were unhappy about this, and Australia is suing Apple.
April 7, 2017
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Australia Sues Apple for Bricking iPhones Repaired by Third Parties
Apple forbids consumers from taking their iPhones to third parties for repair, and sometimes even bricks phones as punishment. But Australia has said that's not cool and is suing the tech behemoth. Or, to put it in Australian, "yeah nah mate, garn git fucked."
April 6, 2017
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Australian competition watchdog takes Apple to court over 'error 53' claims
The agency is taking legal action against Apple following an investigation of 'error 53' reports
April 6, 2017
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Australian regulator takes Apple to court over 'error 53' iPhone shutdowns
The ACCC is taking legal action against Apple following an investigation of "error 53" reports
April 6, 2017
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B&H Photo and Video is offering Sony's Xperia X for just $250
The Sony Xperia X is a mid-range phone that's finally available at a suitable price.
May 11, 2017
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Balancing Form, Function and Feel: Samsung Designers Discuss the Galaxy S8 Design Process
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ redefine the smartphone and the role it plays in our lives with its neutral, harmonious design that balances form, function and feel.
April 28, 2017
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Barely there: the best thin and light Galaxy S8/S8+cases
Samsung unveiled a bunch of cases and intriguing accessories together with the newly-minted Galaxy S8 and S8+. Barring the 2Piece abomination that serves a mysterious purpose, some of those are pretty well thought-out, so you might pick one of the official wrappers to go with your fresh S8.
April 4, 2017
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Battery blamed for the explosion of an Apple iPhone 7 in China
Perhaps Apple iPhone fans shouldn't throw batteries at glass houses. Samsung's own investigation revealed that issues with the battery were responsible for the explosions and subsequent recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 last year.
April 6, 2017
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Beautiful beyond Quad HD wallpapers for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra, and others
After a short hiatus, we're back with yet another selection of amazing, extremely high-resolution wallpapers that will fit perfectly with your Quad HD smartphone--but also anything else!
May 9, 2017
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Beautiful black and white wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others
If you've been following PhoneArena for a while now, you'd know that we take Android customization seriously. from regular updates on the latest and greatest in launchers, widgets, and icon packs, we go all the way down to wallpapers -- a simple, yet very effective way breathe some fresh air into your home screen.
April 28, 2017
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Beautiful Infinity Display wallpapers that are a perfect fit for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
A day after Samsung made the bold new Galaxy S8 and S8+ official, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to fit the new Infinity Displays gracing both Galaxies perfectly!
March 30, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Pixel XL, HTC U Ultra, Xperia XZ Premium, and others
Getting tired of your current wallpaper every time you unlock your device? Well, good, for it's time for yet another installment of our weekly pick with high-quality, extremely high- resolution wallpapers! Just how high-res, you wonder?
April 21, 2017
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Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others
High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information -- as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.
April 13, 2017
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Behind the Lyrics with Spotify & Genius now on Android
Music is a universal phenomenon, and we think musical knowledge should be, too. Every song has a story to be told.
April 28, 2017
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Behold, the Galaxy S8... Microsoft Edition?
Windows Phone is spinning in its grave.
March 30, 2017
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Bell launches support for near-gigabit LTE speeds in Canada
Near-gigabit speeds are coming to one Canadian carrier.
April 20, 2017
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Besides T-Mobile, Comcast and Dish spent heavily on the FCC's 600MHz spectrum auction
We know it's hard to believe, but T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere was even more animated than usual yesterday when the executive announced that his company won 45% of the low-frequency airwaves that the FCC had auctioned off. that cost the nation's third largest carrier the princely sum of $7.9 billion (don't be surprised if the next few T-Mobile Tuesday freebies are restricted to PBJ sandwiches).
April 14, 2017
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Best Accessories for Moto G5 Plus
What are some of the best accessories available for the Moto G5 Plus?
April 13, 2017
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Best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8 (so far)
A brand new Samsung phone requires some fresh accessories!
March 30, 2017
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Best accessories for the LG G6
Purchase accessories for your LG G6 today so you're ready to go on day one!
March 21, 2017
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Best adventure games for Android and iOS (2017)
If you are an adventurer at heart, you are going to love feeling engrossed into any of these fantastic adventure games for Android and iOS. they offer the kind of immersive landscapes and endless successions of puzzles and quests that are going to keep you glued to the screen for a long time!
April 5, 2017
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Best apps and games for getting out and enjoying the outdoors
Just because you like being on your phone doesn't mean you have to stay inside all the time.
April 27, 2017
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Best apps to download on a new Android phone
These are the apps you should immediately download on your new Android phone!
December 29, 2016
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Best apps to manage stress on your iPhone or iPad
The human body reacts to stress before we even realize it. Keep yourself stress-free with these iPhone and iPad apps!
May 9, 2017
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Best army games for Android and iPhone (2017)
Join the army, they say! Get through grueling bootcamp, strap your gun, and go off to defend your country with guts and glory! Army games are big on mobile, with several variations of them available for your army commander needs.
April 28, 2017
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Best baseball games for Android
Spring has finally sprung, which means America's favorite pastime is back!
April 10, 2017
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Best Battery Cases for iPhone 7 Plus
What's the best battery case for iPhone Plus? we have some ideas!
May 10, 2017
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Best calculator apps for iPhone
What's the best calculator app for iPhone?
May 11, 2017
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Best car games for Android and iPhone (2017)
Cars! Living, breathing hunks of metal charging after or against each other at blistering speeds! they are so much fun in real life, and games like these make them larger than life. we have rounded up 10 of the best car games you can play on your Android or iOS device.
April 4, 2017
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Best Car Mounts for the Samsung Galaxy S8
Drive safe and keep your eyes on the road and your hands off your phone.
May 12, 2017
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Best Case-friendly Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8
Which screen protectors work best with cases for Galaxy S8?
May 2, 2017
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Best Cases for Arctic Silver Galaxy S8 or S8+
What's the best case for the Arctic Silver Galaxy S8?
May 8, 2017
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Best Cases for Midnight Black Galaxy S8 and S8+
That might be a bit dramatic, and you might have even gone with the black Galaxy S8 or S8+ because you didn't care about the color. Either way, check out these awesome cases that pair perfectly with your ebony phone.
May 1, 2017
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Best Cases for Moto G5 Plus
What are the best cases available for the Moto G5 Plus?
March 31, 2017
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Best Cases for Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 stands out in a sea of black and silver phones. Make sure to show it off even when using a case!
April 25, 2017
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Best Cases for Shooting Underwater iPhone Photography
How do you take amazing underwater photographs with your iPhone? with an amazing waterproof case!
May 11, 2017
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Best Cases to Protect your AirPods Charging Case
You can get a case for the case that your AirPods come in to protect it from scratches and keep it from getting lost in your bag.
May 11, 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 Samsung Galaxy J7
What are the best cases for the Samsung Galaxy J7?
April 14, 2017
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Best check splitting and tip apps for iPhone: Plates, Gratuity, Tab, and more!
The best iPhone apps to help you split checks fairly and calculate server tips in just a few taps!
May 8, 2017
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Best Clear Cases for Moto G5 Plus
Keep one of the best budget phones around protect but not covered up.
April 5, 2017
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Best Clear Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8
What are the best clear cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8?
April 10, 2017
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Best Clips alternatives for Android
What are the best Clips alternatives for Android?
April 7, 2017
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Best External Battery Packs for Google Pixel
Finding a battery pack that's optimized to charge the Google Pixel isn't as simple as you'd think.
May 9, 2017
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Best film and glass screen protectors for the Galaxy S8 and S8+
The Galaxy S8 isn't with a flat screen this year, marking a radical departure from previous entrants in Samsung's flagship S line. Both the S8 and S8+ come with flexible AMOLED displays this time around, in 5.8" and 6.2" diagonals, respectively.
April 7, 2017
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Best free Android and iPhone apps! (March 28 - April 2)
Many great things in life are also free, including smartphone apps. Lots of these show up every day, so many one can easily lose count. But their quality is all over the place!
April 3, 2017
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Best free Android and iPhone games! (April 3 - 9)
Who wants some free games?! this past week has been great, with high-quality releases all around. you definitely won't end up bored or starved of choice with a selection of 13 fun, colorful, and challenging free games like these.
April 10, 2017
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Best Free Games for Gear VR
There are plenty of great games for Gear VR available for free!
May 4, 2017
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Best Front-facing Camera
Updated May, 2017: it's a new year of flagship smartphones! that means we've updated this post with our list of the best devices with improved front-facing cameras.
May 16, 2017
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Best games that support screen recording for iPhone and iPad
Want to keep your favorite gaming moments forever? Record your gameplay with these great games!
May 4, 2017
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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8
Protect your new Galaxy S8 with a sturdy, rugged case, and have some peace of mind while you're at it.
April 17, 2017
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Best iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accessories - cases, headphones, adapters, and more
The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are so popular, there's a world of diverse accessories you can have for them. But iPhone users enjoy another privilege -- Apple is very strict about product quality and puts electronic third-party accessories through its own MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) certification.
March 27, 2017
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Best iPhone bike mounts for the toughest trails
What are the best iPhone bike mounts? We're rounding up our top picks!
April 24, 2017
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Best launchers for theming
Customization is my favorite part of Android.
December 27, 2016
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Best Leather Cases for Galaxy S8 and S8+
Add a touch of class to your phone with a leather case!
May 16, 2017
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Best LG G6 accessories -- case, car charger, headphones, and other essentials
Did you pre-order the LG G6 already? That's a solid choice, no doubt. it's one of the best all-around smartphones LG has ever come up with (the best being the Nexus 4, of course, and we're only half-joking).
March 21, 2017
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Best microSD Cards for Galaxy S8
What are the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S8?
April 3, 2017
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Best mid-range "$400 flagship" phones (Spring 2017)
The new "$400 flagship" category is real. we put "$400 flagship" in quotes, of course, because there are some reasons why this new tier of phones with the same grade of specs as more premium phones, still can't compete on the very same level. at the same time, though, it's also true that these days you don't need to spend a whopping $700 or more on a phone, and these devices are the reason why.
March 27, 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 (mid May, 2017)
Hey there, appaholics! Yup, we're off to another week, and we are starting it off with yet another pick of the best or most popular apps from the past 7 days. as you know, we are pretty open to suggestions, so don't hesitate to drop a comment if you happen to know of a cool new app that we missed!
May 15, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early May, 2017)
Hey, guys, it's that time again -- a look at the most interesting new apps for Android and iOS. this week's pickings are pretty slim -- we hope that gets better next time around -- but we still managed to fish out a bunch of apps worth testing.
May 9, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (start of May)
Hey, there! it's a new month and it's time to freshen up the good ole homescreen with a couple of new apps! as we do every week, we went on a hunt and found a few that you may find worthy of checking out.
May 2, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late April)
Hey there! it's Monday, which means it's new apps day! we just checked out a bunch of brand-new apps, that have been published this last week, and came up with a few ones that may be interesting to you.
April 24, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid-late April)
Ah, app stores... the never-ending wells that contain all we need to enrich our smartphone experience. and they keep getting new apps day in and day out. how is one to keep track of all the new software? Well, it's not physically possible, unless you devote your life to it. But hey, it's always good to check out a "new app highlights" pick, right? Yep -- and we've got one right here.
April 18, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid April)
Hey there, app fans. it's time to do another comb-through of the App Store and play Store and try to find some fresh new apps that are worth a look, before sinking into obscurity. If you follow us regularly, you know that we do the dirty work for you -- just check out the list below and see which apps pique your fancy.
April 10, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (early April)
Hey there, app hunters! as we do each week, we've combed through the Android and iOS stores once again to look for something interesting for you to download and play around with. Keeping track of the new apps that come out for the lighthearted, so should you desire to have a look at some fresh offerings each week, yet feel daunted by the heap of information you'd have to dig through, feel free to check back regularly.
April 3, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone apps (late March)
And just like that, it's Monday again. Well, how about to check out some new apps to start the new week with? Way ahead of you! we combed through the App Store and play Store and plucked out some of the more interesting offerings from the past 7 days. you know -- as we do every week.
March 19, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
May 15, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early May 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
May 11, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (late April)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
April 25, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games mid-April 2017
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
April 10, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (early April 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
April 6, 2017
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Best new Android and iPhone games (late March 2017)
Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
March 27, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (May 2017)
If you're anything like us, you're a customization aficionado that spends a tiny amount of your day scrutinizing your home screen and brainstorming what could get improved. Android icon packs are a major part in customization, which is why we aim to always present to you the newest icon packs that get released to the play Store on a regular basis.
May 12, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (April 2017)
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
April 24, 2017
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Best new icon packs for Android (March 2017) #2
Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is "yes", then you're also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
March 28, 2017
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Best of the Best! Ultimate custom Android home screen Battle Royale
Hi everyone and welcome to the best of the best edition of our "Amazing custom Android home screen" series! Over the last 10 weeks, we've received hundreds of beautiful home page layouts, and we did our best to sort out and display the finest entries for your viewing pleasure.
April 13, 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 shooting games for Android and iPhone (2017)
So you wanna shoot things for fun? Grab any of these 10 fantastic shooting games and get to business, friend! You'll fire more bullets than WW2 soldiers did and achieve a higher kill count than professional hitmen from Bosnia.
April 4, 2017
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Best Small Data Plan
A good small data plan does exist, even if nobody advertises them.
May 16, 2017
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Best smartphone cameras compared: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G6
Yeah, coming up with great puns may not be my strongest skill, but that's fine. I'm pretty sure you're not here for the comedy. So let's get to the point, then. that Samsung Galaxy S8+ -- is its camera any good?
April 18, 2017
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Best smartphones you can buy right now: May 2017
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?
May 10, 2017
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Best smartphones you can buy right now: April 2017
With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?
March 30, 2017
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Best strategy games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
If you are in the mood for conquering lands with bloody battles, forging empires, and evolving civilizations, you've come to the right place. We've lined up 10 of the best and most popular strategy games you can play on your Android or Apple device this year. you can do it by yourself, or together with friends and online opponents.
May 2, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Moto Z Droid
These are the Droid screen protectors you're looking for.
April 19, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for LG G6
The taller the phone, the longer the screen -- protect it! {,intro}
April 11, 2017
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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for the Moto G5 Plus
What are the best tempered glass screen protectors for the Moto G5 Plus?
April 7, 2017
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Best to do and task manager apps for iPhone
Microsoft is retiring Wunderlist. So what should be the next to-do app on your to-try list?
April 24, 2017
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Best Waterproof Bags for iPhone
What's the best waterproof bag for iPhone? the one that keeps it dry and alive!
May 3, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for LG G6
What's the best charging bad for LG G6?
May 10, 2017
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Best Wireless Charging Pads for the Galaxy S8
Your new Samsung Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, so take full advantage of the convenience!
April 11, 2017
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Best word games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
Ahh, word games! There's one for just about any party that seems to be going stale, and then the host brings out a Scrabble in a desperate attempt to save the sinking ship. Now, you can enjoy wordsmithing right on your phone or tablet. There's no shortage of word games that show different spins on the same concept of putting together hidden words, or straight up playing Hangman like you're six again.
May 4, 2017
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Best zombie games for Android and iPhone! (2017)
Zombie games never go out of fashion, do they? It seems the world can't get enough of slaughtering the undead. Come on, zombies did nothing wrong! Poor beings are just trying to survive by biting off a head or two, can't fault them for being who they are!
April 27, 2017
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Beware of geeks bearing gifts: Evil game guides infect 2 million Androids
Google play scanners asleep at the switch while morons tap away their security
April 26, 2017
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Big time Android flaw won't be fixed until next build is released
A serious flaw discovered on Android by cyber security firm Check Point is known by Google, but won't be fixed until the next build of the Android OS is released later this year. the flaw can lead to a number of malware attacks resulting in "ransomware, banking malware and adware." and while Android O does remove this vulnerability from the software, it still leaves a large number of phones not expected to receive the upgrade, wide open for attack.
May 10, 2017
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Bit City lets you mold a metropolis from your iPhone
It's SimCity turned into a clicker, which is both cool and a bit too simplistic.
April 10, 2017
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Bixby is Samsung's new 'intelligent interface' for smartphones and beyond
Samsung is entering the voice-powered virtual assistant game a bit later than its competitors, but it says that its forthcoming "Bixby" agent will be "fundamentally different" from what's already available, thanks to features that reduce confusion around when and where it can be used, and a general knowledge of what's going on with your device whenever it's called to perform some action.
March 19, 2017
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Bixby launch reportedly delayed due to English-related voice recognition issues
As you may have already heard, Bixby -- Samsung's highly touted AI assistant -- won't be gracing the Galaxy S8/S8+ at launch. not in its final form, at least, and not in the U.S. the full-fledged version of Bixby will supposedly launch 'later this spring,' according to a brief official statement by Samsung.
April 12, 2017
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Bixby starts rolling out in South Korea, but when will it hit the rest of the world?
People were talking about Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant, for months before it launched with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones.
May 1, 2017
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Bixby to expand its functionality and support new languages in Q4 2017
Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant, is one of the key features of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. the fact that Sammie has decided to add a dedicated physical button for Bixby on each of the new flagships speaks for itself, but many were disappointed to find out that the virtual helper will only speak English and South Korean upon release, and probably won't come with a full range of functionalities.
April 10, 2017
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Bixby Voice goes live in Korea on the Galaxy S8 as Samsung eyes U.S. launch next
Bixby coming to the States 'later this spring.'
May 1, 2017
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Bixby : a new Way to Interact with your Phone
Technology is supposed to make life easier, but as the capabilities of machines such as smartphones, PCs, home appliances and IoT devices become more diverse, the interfaces on these devices are becoming too complicated for users to take advantage of many of these functions conveniently.
March 19, 2017
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Bixby's first video in action is very, very blurry
In just seven days, we'll finally get to see the Samsung Galaxy S8 pair in detail, rather than in piecemeal leaks like we have so far. Until then, though, there's a steady stream of unofficial footage of the devices, the latest of which gives us a very brief glimpse at Samsung's new AI assistant, Bixby, as it will appear on the S8.
March 22, 2017
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Bixby's mad rapping and beatboxing skills showcased on video
Samsung's Bixby went live in South Korea yesterday, and shortly thereafter, a handful of videos showcasing the AI assistant's capabilities popped up on YouTube. Although not particularly indicative of the assistant's overall competence or skill set, there are a few fun ones that we are going to be taking a look at. be warned, however, Bixby is an absolute savage!
May 2, 2017
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Bixby's success or failure should improve all smartphones
Samsung is a strange company in many ways. it's the only maker other than Apple to make a profit in mobile hardware, but it has a bit of an inferiority complex because it doesn't have the software story to compete top to bottom with Apple and Google.
April 12, 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 admits dying BB10 is in pain
Official advice: don't touch that phone!
March 19, 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 KEYone battery life test result really hits it out of the park
The BlackBerry KEYone is a phone with a keyboard in 2017. and while that was pretty much the standard 10 years ago, in 2017, it's the only such phone.
May 12, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone has been delayed until May
At the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, we were all told to expect hardware to ship early April. During the BlackBerry Earnings call, right around 29 minutes based on the CrackBerry recap, John Chen had some other thoughts on when the KEYone would be shipping.
March 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone market release delayed, now shipping after May
BlackBerry fans must have been disappointed to learn that the new KEYone smartphone, teased back in January at CES 2017 and introduced one month later at MWC 2017, will not be shipping within a month since the official announcement.
March 31, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone one-week challenge: can it be a daily driver?
The KEYone isn't just another Android phone; it's a BlackBerry lover's dream phone and, for many younger people, a completely new way to input text on a phone. That's why we tasked our newest reviewer, Jacklyn Dallas, with using the KEYone for a week as her daily driver to see how it stacked up. Her results were... interesting.
May 10, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone release date in the US is May 31, carrier availability in tow
The BlackBerry KEYone is on top of everyone's mind these days, or at least on those who want to buck the trend, break the Apple-Samsung duopoly, and all around look hip and nonconformist. it's 2017, so a handset with a physical keyboard does stand out, and the KEYone is on top of that decked out well in terms of specs, and has a premium metal design to boot. Thankfully, it also runs Android now, so all of the apps you are used to, will be safe and secure on it.
April 27, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone retail unboxing!
Today is the global launch day for the BlackBerry KEYone, as the phone makes its debut at London's high-end Selfridges department store, more than a week ahead of the official UK launch date of May 5. it's available for £499 unlocked, which gets you a well-built, metal-clad, rubber-backed handset powered by one of our most favorite efficient SoCs, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625. That's backed up by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and BlackBerrys, software suite, based on Android 7.1.
April 27, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone review: 10 key takeaways
We don't know when was the exact moment that phones with a keyboard turned from business classic to a sign of old age, but the BlackBerry KEYone is a new phone with a physical keyboard that tries to prove that the keyboard is not dead just yet.
May 16, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone review: Coming home
Come for the keyboard, stay for the battery life. you probably already know if this is your next phone.
May 4, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone to launch in U.S. and Canada in late May
The KeyOne is an Android smartphone with the famous BlackBerry hardware keyboard
April 27, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone: Seeing the forest for the trees
The BlackBerry KEYone isn't trying to be the best phone ever -- just the best BlackBerry ever. it's succeeded, and given the faithful something to use and abuse all over again.
May 11, 2017
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BlackBerry KeyOne: Six things I love/don't love so far (review in progress)
Weeks after BlackBerry revealed the brand's big comeback phone, to the joy of BlackBerry die-hards and other lovers of physical keyboards, the KeyOne finally landed on my desk. Full disclaimer: I've been given a preproduction unit, and it isn't finished. (It got a software update yesterday, in fact.)
May 4, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone's FCC approval brings the phone one step closer to its U.S. launch
The BlackBerry KEYone is supposed to be released next month, and the phone recently took one giant step toward its U.S. launch by getting certified by the FCC. the KEYone is supposed to be the last 'Berry designed in-house, and the company is using its traditional three-row physical keyboard with a number pad on the left.
March 24, 2017
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BlackBerry KEYone's keyboard shortcuts get showcased in official video
Announced back in February, the BlackBerry KEYone is supposed to be hitting shelves starting this month, at least in some regions (while in others, like Europe, it could arrive in May).
April 25, 2017
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BlackBerry kicks off May security patch rollout
Once again, BlackBerry is among the first non-Google OEMs to release a monthly security update. If you're rocking a BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60, then you should expect the May security patch to arrive on your smartphone any day now.
May 8, 2017
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BlackBerry launches BBM Sticker Factory for artists who want to reach a wider audience
Canadian company BlackBerry has just announced the immediate availability of a new portal for artists who create BBM stickers and want to tap into a bigger audience. Since their release back in 2014, BlackBerry held loads of BBM sticker contests that helped grow the database.
May 9, 2017
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BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone
BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map.
May 12, 2017
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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7
SecuSuite for Samsung Knox is a new version of BlackBerry's established security platform tailored for Samsung Electronics' high-end smartphones.
March 19, 2017
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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: the KEYone (with video)
BlackBerry's new Android phone, complete with a real keyboard, could win back some of its enterprise customers.
May 4, 2017
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BlackBerry wins $814.9 million award from Qualcomm in royalty dispute
This has been a very good morning for BlackBerry and its hardy band of investors. the resurgent company was awarded a preliminary amount of $814.9 million from Qualcomm. the decision was made by an arbitration panel and relates to a dispute that both companies agreed to have settled in this manner. BlackBerry claimed that it overpaid royalties to the chipmaker based on a royalties cap that both firms had agreed to last year.
April 12, 2017
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BlackBerry wins $815 million in overpaid royalty to Qualcomm
BlackBerry won the award in an arbitration decision
April 12, 2017
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BlackBerry-branded wearables and appliances might soon be a thing
BlackBerry announced today that the number of BlackBerry-branded gadgets might soon expand. Although the company doesn't release much of its own hardware anymore, its name still appears on new smartphones, and now, its licensing practice will apply outside of mobile devices.
March 31, 2017
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BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May
The KeyOne is an Android smartphone with the famous BlackBerry hardware keyboard.
April 27, 2017
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BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May
The KeyOne is an Android smartphone with the famous BlackBerry hardware keyboard.
April 27, 2017
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BlackBerry's Privacy Shade app should just come as a standard feature on all phones
I'm not very good at listening to music when commuting on the subway. I enjoy the sights and sounds of the busy city -- it's nice to just hang and observe the world outside of your own for a small chunk of the day.
March 23, 2017
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BlackBerry's stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm
Earlier today, BlackBerry's stock hit its highest point more than a year, and all it took was a lousy $814.9 million arbitration win. it's a healthy bounce back for the embattled company, which has spent the last year working to make a major shift from all-in phone maker to software and services company.
April 12, 2017
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Blending Seamlessly Into Life: the Galaxy S8 Design and UX
In a world where socio-cultural borders are blurring more and more with each passing day, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ redefine the smartphone and the role it plays in our lives with a neutral design and UX that transcends geographic, age and gender boundaries. Unconfined by bezels or buttons, and united by a single, continuous visual and sound experience, the Galaxy S8 was designed to blend seamlessly into one's life, enabling a more natural interaction between the user and the device.
March 28, 2017
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Blind camera comparison: Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7, Google Pixel, and LG G6
Cameras have long ago become the make-or-break aspect of any contemporary smartphone. Even if all other boxes are checked with flying colors, a so-so camera can turn any device into a forgettable affair that doesn't click with the target audience.
May 9, 2017
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BLU Grand XL spotted ahead of official unveil
We've recently reported about a new budget-friendly BLU smartphone that was recently granted FCC's approval, the BLU Studio J2. However, this doesn't seem to be the only handset the US-headquartered company is likely to launch in the next couple of weeks.
May 11, 2017
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Blu is still outfitting phones with Android Marshmallow in 2017
Don't buy this
April 28, 2017
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Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother
If you're in the market for a new smartphone that's around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they've ever been before.
March 17, 2017
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BLU Studio J2 budget-friendly smartphone coming soon
BLU Products continues to flood the US market with cheap Android smartphones, but from time to time the handset maker launches mid-range devices priced very low. But this is not the case with the upcoming smartphone, which will most likely belong to the entry-level category.
May 10, 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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Boffins invent wacky quantum gizmo prototype for secure mobile payments
No, it's not a gun, I swear... I just want to pay for my milk. Let me go!
March 28, 2017
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Bonjour Bixby: Samsung unveils its own AI aide to debut on the Galaxy S8
But it's not a Google Assistant clone.
March 19, 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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Bootlooping Issues with Nexus 6P Lead to Runaround from Manufacturer Huawei
Imagine you've spent hundreds of dollars on a new smartphone, and after only five months your device gets stuck in an endless cycle of rebooting. You'd hope the manufacturer would rush you a new phone and apologize for the inconvenience... only to end up caught in an endless loop of inept customer service.
May 8, 2017
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Brave 4-year-old uses unconscious mom fingerprint to wake her phone, call emergency and save her life
What do you do if you are four years old and you find mummy lying unconscious on the floor at home?
March 24, 2017
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This site offers the latest News, Reviews, Information and Prices and Discussion on handhelds and smartphones of all kinds. to find a mobile device you are interested in, use our Mobile Device Search feature in the right column.
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British phone maker Wileyfox gearing up to launch a Windows phone later this year
British phone maker Wileyfox, known thus far for its lineup of Android phones, is working on a Windows phone. In a low-key announcement reported by UK outlet Mobile News, Wileyfox confirmed last month that it is hoping to launch the phone in August.
April 10, 2017
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Budget-friendly Moto C and Moto C Plus officially introduced, prices start at €89
Motorola has just taken the wraps off their new entry-level Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both devices were rumored for a couple of weeks now, so if you've been following our reports than you already know quite a bit about them.
May 15, 2017
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Build a bigger burger with Chris' Burger for Windows 10 Mobile
If you like simple, but challenging arcade games to pass the time with Chris' Burger is right up your ally. the free Windows 10 Mobile game offers a unique test of your skills in the kitchen and flipping burgers.
April 10, 2017
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Building an Android Things Application
Android Things is the new platform from Google for creating Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. it's an easy way to develop IoT applications using the skills that you have already acquired programming for the Android OS.
May 12, 2017
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By Djingo, there's a new virtual assistant
Move over Cortana, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Bixby: There's a new kid on the block
April 20, 2017
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Misc. - C

C-Lab: Instilling a Spirit of Adventure and Startup Culture at Samsung
When you think startup, the first images that likely pop to mind are makeshift groups of fresh, enthusiastic innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers dreaming of creative ideas, and pouring their passions to bring their ideas to life.
April 20, 2017
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Cafe killer remote code execution affects 140 million MIUI Androids
IBM finds popular stock and mod ROM pwnable through loose over-the-air updater
July 7, 2016
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CALA's app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos
A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations -- from production to delivery. In addition, CALA's new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. the result is custom apparel that matches shoppers" own body measurements with a high degree of accuracy.
March 23, 2017
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Calling all Alcatel Idol 4S users: Share your tips and tricks!
Alcatel's Idol 4S Windows phone is one of the best smartphones for folks who are sticking with Windows 10 Mobile.
April 14, 2017
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Calling all Lumia 950 XL owners: Share your best images and video!
Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL remains one of the best Windows 10 Mobile devices available today. and one of the phone's best features is without question its 20MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
April 21, 2017
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Calling all Windows phone users who switched to Android! Share your experiences!
Have you made the switch from Windows phone to Android? (If not, good for you!) If so, we want to hear about your experience.
May 3, 2017
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Can Huawei's 2017 flagships compete against the Galaxy S8 in the UK?
Huawei isn't targeting the same super-high price tier as Samsung with its new flagships. Nevertheless, the P10 series has a formidable high street presence.
April 17, 2017
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Can Samsung's Galaxy S8 save us from phone fatigue?
The phone world has gotten a little predictable. Samsung hopes to shake things up.
March 27, 2017
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Can the Google Pixel and Nexus 6P match a DSLR for night-time photography? (Yes!)
The Google Pixel is widely seen as one of the best camera phones out there and many sources (yours truly included) agree that it has the best camera ever put on a phone. But even the most avid photography enthusiast will tell you something: a smartphone camera, however good it may be, can never take great pictures at night.
April 25, 2017
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Can't wait for the new red iPhones? Achieve the crimson look with these 7 cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple has lived up to the tradition of closing its online store in order to update it with new products, and this morning, Cupertino unveiled a new iPad model alongside two red-colored variants of last year's flagship models - the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
March 21, 2017
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Canada's Freedom Mobile is finally getting the phones and coverage it needs to compete
Something good is happening at Freedom Mobile.
April 7, 2017
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Canonical ends Convergence on Ubuntu
Canonical, the company developing the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, announced that it will no longer try to converge its mobile and desktop experiences. the company also said it will stop investing in the mobile version of the OS, as well as its own Unity interface, and that Ubuntu will go back to using the GNOME interface.
April 6, 2017
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Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. you can't easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone today (at least not in the U.S.), but over the years, a few have come and gone. as Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced today, however, the company will end its investment in the phone business.
April 5, 2017
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Candy Crush Saga -- Everything you need to know!
Crushing candies is hard work! Here's everything you need to know!
May 11, 2017
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Capcom announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies for Android
Capcom continues to bring its console and PC games on mobile devices. Shortly after launching Mega Man on Android and iOS, the Japanese company announced another major title in its portfolio is getting a mobile release, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies.
May 16, 2017
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Carrier orders favoring Galaxy S8 before S8+, in-cell touch tech may be S8 exclusive
When Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last year, it avoided the shortage that plagued the S6 edge by pulling production of the curved display way ahead, and the move paid off with millions of S7 edge units gobbled up in the first few weeks after release without any interruption.
March 19, 2017
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Carrier User Tracking is back on Android Devices, After Congress Voted to Repeal FCC Privacy Rules
Recently, both the US House and Senate voted largely on partisan lines (Republicans for, Democrats against) to overturn the FCC's new privacy rules that were supposed to protect broadband customers against internet service providers collecting their data and selling it without their consent.
March 31, 2017
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Carriers start putting the 128GB Google Pixel XL on discontinued list
Google's Pixel phones are great devices when they're not affected by hardware or software issues. Unfortunately for some, both of them are rather hard to come by lately, especially if you're not living in the United States.
April 5, 2017
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Catch CrackBerry Kevin talking BlackBerry KEYone on Cheddar!
Here's the deal: Android O may be all the rage today, and the Galaxy S8 is being announced soon, but the BlackBerry KEYone is definitely the most exciting phone to a subset of Android users. for those people, CrackBerry Kevin is giving the phone the boost it deserves, joining the Cheddar team at its New York studios prior to a meetup happening in the city on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
March 21, 2017
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Cheaply bring Windows Hello to any PC with Mouse's new camera and fingerprint reader
Look no further than these two Windows Hello accessories by Mouse for a low-cost solution to your older PC.
April 6, 2017
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Check out the latest rumored specs and features of the HTC U
Just a couple of days ago, we showed you renders allegedly revealing the HTC U. According to serial tipster Evan Blass, this is going to be HTC's next flagship phone. the renders that surfaced on Saturday showed a device without any buttons at all, and no 3.5mm earphone jack. this morning, the latest rumored specs of the handset surfaced. If legit, the phone will come with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution.
April 3, 2017
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Check out these claimed Galaxy S8+ live shots in oily Orchid Grey
While we've seen the press renders of an Orchid Grey Galaxy S8+, the real device is a completely different animal, and, quickly enough, someone has posted a few pics on Weibo, claiming to be live shots of the S8+.
March 22, 2017
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Check out these concept renders of the Apple iPhone 8
Ok, we just showed you the latest CAD design for the Apple iPhone 8, which suggests that the Touch ID feature will be embedded under the screen. as you might recall, even though the iPhone 8 is believed to carry a 5.8-inch OLED display, as much as .65-inch of the screen will be used for the embedded Touch ID. Just in case the technology is not feasible, Apple is reportedly working on a plan "B," which would have the Touch ID button positioned on the back of the phone.
May 4, 2017
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Check out these new Galaxy S8 promo videos: whales, spacewalk and candle light
The tall and narrow chassis, the curved display, the unorthodox placement of the finger scanner, the added Bixby button, the amazing screen-to-body ratio - it's all here now, as today is the day when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially launch in the US.
April 21, 2017
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Check out these sketches allegedly revealing the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9
Two sketches have surfaced today that allegedly reveal the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 models. HMD, with the licensing rights to the Nokia name, plans to cover all price points with the release of as many as seven Android flavored phones.
April 14, 2017
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Chicken Scream is a game where you make a chicken run by shouting at your phone
Chicken Scream is an endless "runner" game that tasks you with the most basic of platforming tasks to perform -- namely to jump across games and to avoid spikes. and like the vast majority of other such games on Android and iOS, Chicken Scream grants you little control over your character, limiting your movement to walking to the right and jumping.
March 27, 2017
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China is the strange place where Microsoft sells Xiaomi phones instead of Windows Phones
When you go to Microsoft's Chinese web store, you'd probably expect to see a lot of h'꟡nd the same stuff Microsoft sells in every other store across the globe. Hehe! Hold right there. at this point, MS is bitterly aware that it has a brighter future as an Android reseller than a Windows Phone maker.
April 19, 2017
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Chip issues could lead to major shortages of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
The word out of Korea on the day before the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are to be unveiled, is that Qualcomm has been having a problem turning out enough Snapdragon 835 chipsets to meet Samsung's production schedule.
March 28, 2017
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Chrome for Android makes it easier to download a web page and read it offline
Saving a local copy of a web article just got better in Chrome for Android.
May 8, 2017
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Chrome makes it easier to download web pages when your connection dies
The latest update to the Chrome browser on Android lets you access your saved pages quicker and queue up links for downloading once a connection returns.
May 9, 2017
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CIA's internal hacking tools rival those of the NSA
Debate and discourse around WikiLeaks' announcement about a series of leaks from the CIA continue unabated. Codenamed "Vault 7," WikiLeaks claims this is the largest classified information leak to have come from the CIA to date. Added to that, only one percent of documents have been made public so far.
March 27, 2017
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Citizen AID app helps saves lives during a terror attack
Citizen AID is a free UK-developed iOS, Android and Windows app which gives advice on the best immediate response to a bomb blast or armed attack.
March 24, 2017
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Citrix launches Receiver client for Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX
Citrix wants a part of that tasty Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX cake, and it just announced a new software client to make sure it gets it.
April 3, 2017
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Citymapper can now help you zip around the streets of Seattle and Baltimore
Citymapper, a handy little app that helps make traveling around the hustle and bustle of the city a little easier, has picked up support for Seattle and Baltimore. Users can now use Citymapper to plan out their adventures or commutes in both cities.
July 7, 2016
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Clash Royale -- Everything you need to know!
How does this ridiculous duel work? I'll fill you in!
April 28, 2017
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Clash Royale has a million bucks up for grabs--and you can battle for it
Fans all around the world can enter the iOS game's new Crown Championship.
May 9, 2017
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Classy covers: Reviewing Caseology's Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases
Haven't found the perfect case for your new Galaxy? Take a look at Caseology cases!
May 1, 2017
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Coachella Bandit Nabbed by 'Find My Phone' Feature After Allegedly Stealing 100 Smartphones
Coachella is always full of surprises, but this year's biggest surprise seems to have happened far away from the main stage. on Friday, a New York man was arrested after allegedly stealing more than 100 cell phones from concert attendees in one of the more bizarre crimes ever committed at the music festival.
April 17, 2017
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Coachella man caught stealing over 100 phones thanks to Find My iPhone
Coachella might be a Snapchatter's paradise, but it's also, apparently, a phone thief's paradise. Thirty-six-year-old Reinaldo De Jesus Henao was arrested at the festival on Sunday with more than 100 stolen smartphones in his backpack, KMIR News reports.
April 17, 2017
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Coachella thief caught stealing more than 100 phones
If you're an Apple phone user attending the festival, do yourself a favor and activate the Find My iPhone feature.
April 17, 2017
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Comcast and Charter agree not to compete against each other in wireless
Top two cable companies won't pursue mergers without the other's permission.
May 8, 2017
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Comcast is going to start selling wireless phone service
Xfinity Mobile will use Verizon's networks and Comcast customers' Wi-Fi hotspots.
April 6, 2017
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Comcast takes another crack at being a mobile provider with new Xfinity Mobile service
The cable giant is tapping into its wide array of Wi-Fi hotspots and using Verizon's network to fill in the gaps.
April 6, 2017
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Comcast to sell "unlimited" mobile plans that get throttled after 20GB
The good news is throttled speeds aren't horrible at 1.5Mbps.
April 6, 2017
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Comcast unveils Xfinity Mobile
Cable giant Comcast announced today that it will be starting a wireless service called Xfinity Mobile that will launch in the middle of this year. Wireless plans will be offered only to Comcast customers who subscribe to the company's Xfinity home internet service.
April 6, 2017
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Comcast's new XFi service allows subscribers to control their home Wi-Fi service
Making sure that your handset is connected to your home Wi-Fi signal can certainly save you from using all of your high-speed cellular data each month. Even if you have an unlimited data plan, using home Wi-Fi can save you from crossing the threshold that will set off the throttling of your data speed during periods of heavy traffic.
May 8, 2017
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Comcast's new Wireless Service Feels Like a Trick
Just when you thought cell phone plans couldn't get any more confusing, Comcast just announced its own wireless service: Xfinity Mobile.
April 6, 2017
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Comcast, AT&T: we Totally Respect your Privacy Even Though we Helped Kill the Law Protecting It
The FCC rule that would have prohibited your ISP from collecting and selling your personal data without your permission is pretty much dead, leaving consumers to fend for themselves. Members of the House and Senate didn't all spontaneously come up with the same talking points about why the FCC rule was unfair, though; they had help from lobbyists and telecom corporations along the way. and now some of the biggest of those corporations are pinky-swearing that just because they can abuse the heck out of your data now doesn't mean they will.
March 31, 2017
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Comcast, 'the worst company in America', just launched cellular service
Comcast is launching cellular service through its Xfinity subbrand in partnership with Verizon.
April 6, 2017
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Coming iPhone 8 Might be Cheaper than we Thought
The new iPhones expected to be unveiled at WWDC this year have been leaked in plenty of rumors so far and as of now we have no idea if any of those rumors are really true. the last time we were sure at all about what an iPhone might look like before it launched was when one was found in a bar several models back. the big rumors that keeps floating around this time out focuses on the iPhone 8, the high-end model expected to have an OLED screen.
April 6, 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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Complete List of Verizon MVNOs
If you like Verizon's coverage but not its prices, check out an MVNO.
April 12, 2017
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Computer scientists are developing a 'master'' fingerprint that could unlock your phone
But questions remain
April 13, 2017
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Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins
Air travel to the US from eight countries appears to be affected
March 19, 2017
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 20, 2016
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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products
December 21, 2016
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Consumer Reports confirms Galaxy S8 red tint problem as Samsung promises an update to fix it
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched last week, and has received many positive reviews. However, the smartphone has a problem. the screen -- which has been widely praised -- has an issue which means some suffer with a red tint. this has been confirmed by Consumer Reports in its tests of the phone.
April 24, 2017
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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 red screen tint isn't 'controversial issue'
The watchful watchdogs from Consumer Reports have taken the Galaxy S8 red screen tint controversy to heart, and collected no less than 8 units of the handset batches already available in the US to examine if the problem is worth issuing their usual warning for. It turned out that it isn't, and, as with so many "gates" before it, the "tintgate" in the end seems to be just a nothingburger.
April 24, 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 at your fingertips, now on Android lock screen
Since releasing Cortana* on Android and iOS a year ago in the US and more recently in the UK, you have been telling us what you liked and how you'd like it to be improved and we're excited to tell you more about what we've been up to this month.
March 27, 2017
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Cortana comes to Android lock screen; app now available on iOS and Android in Australia too
Details of Microsoft's plans to bring Cortana to support to the lock screen on Android devices first emerged in January. Now, that support has officially arrived, along with wider availability for the digital assistant in Australia.
March 27, 2017
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Cortana Expands Its Reach to Android Lockscreens
Cortana hasn't been resting on its laurels. It leapt out of Halo to become a virtual assistant on Windows 10, expanded further still to Android and iOS, and now has the ability to appear over the Android lockscreen with information about the weather, upcoming appointments, and other goings-on.
March 27, 2017
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Cortana for Android adds new color customization options
A new update is available for the Cortana app on Android, which adds a touch of customization to the digital assistant. If you weren't happy with the color choice in the redesign that happened earlier this month, you're in luck.
December 29, 2016
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Cortana on Xbox One: Here are the most useful voice commands
What Cortana can and still can't do in the Xbox One Creators Update.
April 6, 2017
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Cortana will talk you through the Windows 10 Creators Update setup
The Windows 10 setup process in the Creators Update has been redesigned and given Cortana support! Here's what it looks like and how to use it!
April 6, 2017
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Could US appeals court save us all from 10 years of net neutrality yelling?
California judges agree to rehear critical data privacy case -- with huge implications
May 10, 2017
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Could your iPhone replace your laptop? Apple toys with dockable phone that turns into PC
Apple teases its concept for the elusive smartphone that doubles as a PC.
March 24, 2017
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Court orders three Chinese Samsung units to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent infringements
A Chinese court has issued a court order, holding that three Samsung Electronics units have to pay $11.6m in damages for patent infringement to Huawei Device Co Ltd -- the company's handset unit. the Chinese telecommunications giant holds over 50,000 technological patents and has been tied in legal proceedings with Samsung for some time now.
April 6, 2017
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Court papers show Silent Circle's privacy-boosting Blackphone was an unmitigated sales disaster
With so much focus now placed on privacy and security, you would have thought that the Blackphone from Silent Circle would have been a roaring success. But documents from a court case with former partner Geeksphone reveal that there have been just a handful of sales, and revenue is hundreds of millions of dollars lower than expected.
July 7, 2016
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Crazy Click, a tap frantic monster-hunter game for Windows 10 Mobile
Crazy Click is a fast-paced Windows 10 Mobile game in which you tap your way through a host of monsters, earn gold and upgrade your hero. the faster you tap, the quicker the monsters are slain.
April 3, 2017
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Cricket Wireless versus Boost Mobile: Battle of the subbrands
These two MVNOs are a little different from the rest and can offer something most other MVNOs can't: Unlimited LTE data.
April 12, 2017
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Cricket Wireless will sell you a pre-owned Microsoft Lumia 650 for just $0.99 - no, really
If you've been looking for a new Windows phone, you might want to head down to your local Cricket Wireless retailer, as the AT&T-owned carrier is selling pre-owned Lumia 650 handsets for less than the cost of a can of Coke.
March 21, 2017
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Crooks can nick Brits' identities just by picking up the phone and lying
No 133t hax0ring needed to hijack accounts, warns fraud watchdog's report
May 10, 2017
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CTIA launches a new service to keep you from buying stolen smartphones
Stolen phones are a painful part of the smartphone market.
May 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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Dancing with the sharks: T-Mobile goes underwater for the first Galaxy S8 unboxing
T-Mobile is at it again, unboxing a waterproof phone under water, as the Almighty intended. the added plot twist, however, is that this time it's the fresh-out-of-the-oven Galaxy S8, your next best thing, and the unboxing is done in a shark cage.
March 28, 2017
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Day One is now selling printed versions of your app-created journal
Day One is an iOS / macOS app that allows users to create enhanced journals. your entries can include your writing, the weather that day, photos from your iPhone or iPad, and your step count. Up until now, your only option for viewing that journal was through the app, but starting this week in the US, the company is printing and shipping users' journals as bound books.
April 25, 2017
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Debunking the myths that iPhone users are smarter, more judgmental, and more likely to lie
Recent studies claim iPhone users have different traits than Android users. But are they to be believed?
March 22, 2017
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Defend that curved screen: VRS Design introduces a wide variety of cases for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
VRS Design is a case and accessory maker with a line of really smart phone cases, ranging from slim and discreet to bulky and uber-protective. the company has a history of being ready for new handset announcements with cases fresh out of the production line and up for shipping. Naturally, with a hot upcoming handset like the Galaxy S8 and its Plus counterpart, VRS Design is, again, prepared to protect your expensive new purchase from day one.
March 27, 2017
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Despite Google fixing the Bluetooth bug plaguing the Pixel and Pixel XL, some users are still experiencing issues
Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been experiencing Bluetooth issues left and right. a little over a month ago, Google acknowledged the problem and stated that a solution is being worked on. It was four days ago that the awaited fix came, and it didn't even require Pixel owners to download a system update, since it was a "server-side" solution, as Google puts it.
March 27, 2017
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Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier
Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.
December 22, 2016
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Despite raising over $1 million in funding, iPhone E-ink case creator popSLATE closes down
A year ago, I wrote about popSLATE 2, a crowdfunded case for iPhone that looked amazing. the proposed product put a second shatterproof E-Ink screen on the back of the phone, and doubled as a battery pack.
March 19, 2017
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Details leak on Android creator's mysterious Essential phone
After helping create the Android OS, Andy Rubin is creating an Android phone of his own.
April 18, 2017
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Developers don't love Windows. can Microsoft mend the relationship?
Microsoft's tumultuous mobile woes have not only affected consumers, but developers have suffered as well.
April 27, 2017
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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time
A solid, thoughtful job
May 15, 2017
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Did we just almost get a dual camera Galaxy S8?
Some alleged Galaxy S8 prototypes were spotted with dual cameras. Did the feature almost become a reality?
April 3, 2017
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Did you know: women watch more porn on their smartphones than men! (SFW)
No one's better equipped to quantify humanity's insatiable naughtiness than PornHub, and the website has consistently put this to its advantage with public insights into matters highly private. Apparently, 72% of worldwide traffic to PornHub comes from phones and tablets, and mobile use is much more prevalent across women. No kidding -- check the graph!
April 17, 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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Discover new Possibilities with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Smartphones Without Limits
Samsung Electronics introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the world, a smartphone that pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings. with the launch of multiple services and apps, as well as a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ bring a new level of functionality and convenience, opening up a galaxy of possibilities.
March 28, 2017
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Discuss: Which tasty treat will Android O be named after?
Exactly seven months ago, to the day, Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. Since then, its progress in reaching users has been slow, to say the least; Google's latest official figures, published two weeks ago, show that just 2.8% of active Android devices are running version 7.0 or newer.
March 22, 2017
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DisplayMate confirms what we already knew: the Galaxy S8 has an awesome display
In its exhaustive testing, DisplayMate give Samsung's newest flagships the highest grade ever for a smartphone display, an A+.
April 4, 2017
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DisplayMate Crowns Galaxy S8 Infinite Display as best Smartphone Display
The Galaxy S8 will turn head with the new "infinite display," which is named after infinite pools whose waters drop over the edges. it's undoubtedly a beautiful screen, but an independent research firm has named the screen the best smartphone display. DisplayMate has crowned Samsung's flagship phones the best smartphone displays for a couple of years now, and this year is no different. Samsung stopped at nothing to improve upon this year's edge to edge screen.
April 5, 2017
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djay Pro blasts its way to Windows 10 leveraging the power of Surface Studio
Using Project Islandwood the world's most popular virtual DJing software is now a full UWP app for Windows 10. the award-winning software also uses the power of Surface Studio and Surface Dial in new, mind blowing ways.
April 10, 2017
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Djay Pro is now on the iPhone
Algoriddim's goal over the past few years has been to redefine how much hardware and experience you need to be a DJ, and today it's taking things to their natural conclusion by cramming every feature it can into the iPhone.
December 21, 2016
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Do you plan to ditch Windows Mobile for the Galaxy S8?
Even for diehard Windows phone loyalists, it's getting hard, or at least harder, to stay the course and stick with Microsoft's mobile OS. Samsung's impressive new Galaxy S8 (GS8) smartphone is one reason why.
April 7, 2017
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Do you still recommend Windows phones to family and friends?
Windows phone is currently between a rock and a hard place, but do you still recommend the platform to your friends?
April 26, 2017
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Do you use an Assistive Touch menu?
Assistive Touch is a feature, present on Apple's iPhones and many Android phones (even if you don't have it on yours, you can easily install a 3rd party app that simulates it). When enabled, it resembles a floating transparent button, ever present on the phone's screen.
April 5, 2017
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Do you use themes on your smartphone?
Nowadays, most popular manufacturers put a theme store on their upper-class handsets. And, for those who don't, there are always custom launchers that support 3rd party icon packs and some crazy customization options.
May 4, 2017
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Do you yearn for the simpler days of the 'dumb phone?'
Most of us love our smartphones and have trouble being away from them for more than a few minutes at a time. But for many people, life was much simpler without the digital tethers that are modern mobile phones.
April 10, 2017
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Does Microsoft still care about Windows phone loyalists?
In a smartphone market that's rife with competition and entrenched rivals, Microsoft successfully built a passionate fan base for its mobile platform.
March 27, 2017
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Does your Windows phone take a long time to shut down?
Sometimes our Windows phones take a really long time to shut down, does yours?
April 6, 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 feel like a 200-page manual? with this short Galaxy S8 video tutorial, Samsung covers all the basics
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been finding their way in their rightful owners' hands here in the US for a week already, and Samsung felt that now is the time to release a short video tutorial on what the phones are, and how to engage with them on a daily basis. Nothing groundbreaking, but it's clean, concise, and in the trendy sharing format with subtitles, so you don't even have to put your headphones on to learn about your Galaxy S8 without reading the 200-page manual.
April 28, 2017
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Don't panic: BlackBerry's keyboard is here to stay
Why would you think otherwise?
July 7, 2016
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Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops
No 5th Amendment protections against unlock demands
May 3, 2017
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Don't worry, you'll still be able to launch the Galaxy S8 camera quickly with a button
We bet there are many of us who are asking themselves the pressing question "now that Samsung has ditched the physical home key on the Galaxy S8, how am I supposed to quickly launch the camera by double-pressing it?" Well, we can sleep tight and nonplussed now, knowing that Samsung has simply moved the quick camera launch action from the front to the sides.
March 27, 2017
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Doogee follows Xiaomi with very similar bezel-less handset
In an interesting turning of the tables, Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi seems to have had its new and successful Mi MIX phone somewhat mimicked, by another Chinese phone manufacturer, Doogee.
April 20, 2017
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Douglas Lim & Jinny Boy on Their Galaxy S8 Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch was a star-studded event with comedians and YouTube stars like Harith Iskander, Douglas Lim, Jinny Boy and Reuben Kang. After the launch event, Douglas Lim and Jinny Boy shared their favourite features in the new Samsung Galaxy S8.
May 10, 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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DOTA 2's Ranked Matchmaking will only be available to accounts with a linked phone number
Valve has released a new blog post detailing some big changes that have arrived for DOTA 2's multiplayer matchmaking system, all aimed at improving player experience. the game received an update containing the changes yesterday, which includes a variety of features the community has been requesting for some time.
April 21, 2017
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Dragon Hills makes me nostalgic for the weird, early days of mobile games
The Game of Thrones dragons meet the Tremors graboids
March 31, 2017
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Dreaming of persistent, ambient authentication... for iPhone 11
People don't want Touch ID on the front of iPhone -- they want ambient, persistent authentication everywhere.
April 27, 2017
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Dress up your texts with these 4 Android SMS-replacement apps
Get a better messaging app that suits your texting style and personal preferences.
March 22, 2017
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Drive smarter and safer with these Android Auto tips
Google's smart car dashboard is right there on your phone, so it's time to put it to use for smarter traveling through town or the open road.
May 9, 2017
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Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offline, support new languages
The cloud storage service's Android app also gained document scanning support
April 11, 2017
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Dual-display YotaPhone 2 finally gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow; YotaPhone 3 teaser appears
The YotaPhone 2 made its official debut at the end of 2014, before going on sale in early 2015. the handset had a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and plenty of other high-end specs - but like its predecessor, the most distinctive feature of the YotaPhone 2 was the fact that it had two displays: a 5-inch full-color Full HD AMOLED on the front, and a slightly smaller, lower-resolution, monochromatic e-ink display on the rear.
April 4, 2017
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Dual-screen smartphone prototype to be tested by Samsung, could it be the Galaxy X?
Over the last couple of years, there have been a lot of rumors about Samsung's ambitions of introducing a foldable phone. the speculation has intensified in 2017, after the Seoul-based tech giant trademarked the Galaxy X brand amid reports that we're going to see the mythical device by the end of Q4.
April 11, 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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Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service
Earlier this week, the popular language learning service Duolingo quietly introduced paid monthly subscriptions in its Android apps.
April 21, 2017
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EA kills updates for the Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone
If you're still harboring an addiction to the Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone, you'll have to do without new content going forward. EA has announced that the Windows Phone version of the game won't be receiving any more updates going forward, leaving players in a tough spot.
April 6, 2017
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Eatsa is being sued for not making its automated self-serve kiosks accessible to blind customers
The new restaurant chain makes it possible to order fresh-made food without ever having to interact with a human.
March 23, 2017
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EFF withdraws Verizon spyware claims
After Verizon tells the EFF that it's just testing the app on one phone, the web watchdog pulls its complaint till it can investigate further.
March 31, 2017
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EFF: Verizon's new AppFlash launcher is "The First Horseman of the Privacy Apocalypse"
Verizon has announced its newest addition to its ever-growing roster of custom default Android applications today: AppFlash, an app launcher and search utility built into Verizon's smartphones, which the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the US' largest digital privacy advocate, calls 'spyware'.
March 31, 2017
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Eight Apple executives enjoy a big pay day as restricted stock units vest
Eight Apple executives hit the jackpot last week when their restricted stock awards vested on April 1st. According to a required filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, the shares were part of Restrictive Stock Units awarded to the executives on March 3, 2014, and Oct. 17, 2014. on those two dates, Apple gave out awards that each were comprised of 53,056 and 40,955 RSUs respectively.
April 5, 2017
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Eight Galaxys, six Gs and three weeks [#acpodcast]
The wait won't be too long between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but three weeks is an eternity in phone years.
March 17, 2017
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Eight reasons I'm tempted to switch back to Android
I miss Android. I really do. But it's kinda hard to go back.
April 27, 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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eSIM likely to find its way into smartphones by 2018, IHS believes
The GSM Association has been working for quite a while on a so called embedded SIM (eSIM), but the standard has not been used in smartphones yet. So far, only wearables, Internet-of-Things (IоT) devices, consumer electronics gadgets and some variants of Apple's iPad Pro have been equipped with such cards. However, the situation is expected to change, as the eSIMs are about to make their way into smartphones next year, or by 2019, according to industry observers.
May 16, 2017
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Encrypt your family: how to send safer, smarter messages
I just wanted my family's messaging habits to be a little more secure. and the move was easier than I expected.
April 6, 2017
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Encrypted chat app Signal adds domain fronting to bypass censorship in the Middle East
Signal is now routing its traffic through Google's CDNs.
December 22, 2016
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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
The app routes requests through Google's servers to make it harder for governments to block them
December 22, 2016
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End of the line: Microsoft is no longer selling any Lumia Windows phones on its US store
Earlier this month, Microsoft's UK store ran out of stock of all its Windows 10 Mobile devices. this week, its US store sold out of all unlocked models of the same handsets too. Now, it seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the US.
December 30, 2016
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Enterprise Smartphones Gain, Tablets Wane
Business demand for smartphones, particularly the new iPhone 7, pushed shipments up in Q3, reports Strategy Analytics.
December 22, 2016
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EU plans new laws to fight unfair competition among tech companies and haters on social media
Lawsuits related to unfair competition and dishonest commercial practices are not new in the world of technology business. they are not new to the European Union either, where the European Commission is committed to ensuring that all market participants respect the principle of equality. and the European executive body is developing a new plan aiming to provide a better environment for fair competition among the technology companies from both sides of the Atlantic.
May 11, 2017
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European HTC One A9 lands the Android 7.0 update
If you live in Europe and still rock the HTC One A9, we have some terrific news for you. the Android 7.0 Nougat update is now heading to your phone. Originally, HTC said that those with the unlocked version of the phone would receive software updates within 15-days after they were pushed to Nexus handsets.
March 28, 2017
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Even if you hate the idea, Windows users should want Windows 10 S to succeed
A healthy Windows Store offers benefits to every Windows user.
May 8, 2017
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Everything we think we know about the HTC U
HTC looks to put the squeeze on the S8 with a new grip-sensing flagship phone.
May 1, 2017
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Everything you need to know about SD card speeds and your phone
When it comes to SD cards, our phones have a need for speed.
April 6, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Android O developer preview
The annual Google I/O conference isn't for a few months yet, but Google has just taken the wraps off the latest version of Android. it's called Android O. we don't know what the official name is, or even what the version number will be. However, the feature set is out in the open with the release of a developer preview build for recent Google devices. Google is making a number of big changes to the user experience with some cool video stuff, revamped notifications, improved power savings on background processes, and more.
March 21, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8's cameras
The 12-megapixel 'Dual Pixel' rear-facing camera is back and paired with a better front-facing camera and a tweaked camera interface.
March 28, 2017
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Everything you need to know about the WhartonBrooks 'Cerulean Moment' Windows phone (exclusive)
The WhartonBrooks story is that of a Windows phone fan who started a company to make phones for other Windows phone fans. After nearly three years of struggle, "the Moment" has arrived.
March 31, 2017
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Everywhere you can use Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay is available all over the place.
May 11, 2017
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Evie Launcher review: a zippy home screen experience that capitalizes on current trends
In the vast world of third-party Android launchers, it's hard to cut through the pack and make an impression.
April 11, 2017
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Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
The startup has partnered with Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie's existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps -- and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers' Android devices, popping up whenever they swipe to the left of their home screen.
March 28, 2017
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Excellent skateboarding game True Skate goes free on Android
Based around a similar dynamic control scheme as the then iOS-only Touchgrind series, True Skate managed to win a lot of fans, and for good reasons.
March 19, 2017
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Exclusive Sean Combs documentary coming to Apple Music in June
Sean Combs, also known as Puff Daddy, will be debuting his new documentary exclusively on Apple Music. Titled Can't Stop Won't Stop: a Bad Boy Story, the documentary follows the rise of Combs and Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and the issues faced last year when assembling the Bad Boy 20th anniversary reunion shows. the film will be made available to Apple Music subscribers on June 25.
April 27, 2017
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ExoLens Case for iPhone 7 supports Zeiss lenses while protecting phone
ExoLens has announced the launch of its new ExoLens Case for iPhone 7, a case designed to protect the phone while also supporting the company's ExoLens PRO with Optics by Zeiss accessory lenses. the case is made from clear impact-resistant materials that, says the company, offer 'high-end aesthetics' while keeping a low profile. the case can be used with and without the Zeiss PRO lenses.
March 28, 2017
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Expect higher prices for PCs and mobile devices this year
PC prices will go up by an average of 1.4 percent, while smartphone prices will rise by 4.3 percent, Gartner predicts
April 6, 2017
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Expect prices for PCs and mobile devices to rise this year, analysts say
PC prices will go up by an average of 1.4 percent, while smartphone prices will rise by 4.3 percent, Gartner predicts.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook Deprecating Older Apps Across all Mobile Operating Systems and Windows 8/8.1 Desktop
These days a lot of headlines around Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile get written when a company opts to stop updating their app and either pulls it from the Windows Store or just leaves it in place until it stops working.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook dropping support its apps on older Windows, Windows Phone platforms
If you're still using the Facebook or Facebook Messenger apps on an older version of Windows or Windows Phone, you'll want to find an alternative soon. Facebook has announced that it is dropping support for the apps on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, along with Windows 8 and 8.1 soon.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook levels up its identity tools for developers
Location and learning features also arrive as part of F8 conference
April 18, 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 Messenger now lets you share your location for an hour at a time
Facebook is introducing a new feature to its Messenger app for iOS and Android that makes it possible to share your current location with contacts. It is also possible to share other static locations to enable you to point out places on a map.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook shows what our post-phone future will look like
Day one of F8 was all about augmented reality and virtual reality. day two went even further, showcasing tech that seemed straight out of a sci-fi novel.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook wants to bring AI to your phone with camera apps
The social media giant says it's training computers to understand the world around us at a fundamental level -- using your phone's camera.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook's AI assistant 'M' is finally available for Messenger
Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. will now get contextual suggestions from M.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook's AI assistant, M, now offers suggestions in Messenger
Promising to "make your Messenger experience more useful, seamless and delightful," Facebook has launched suggestions from M to everyone in the US. M is the social network's AI assistant, and iOS and Android users can now benefit from behavior-based suggestions for content and actions as the assistant analyses conversations.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi
Your smartphone may soon be able to recognize objects in images without accessing the cloud
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's rocket ship icon is a test flight for a secondary news feed
Facebook is testing a secondary news feed with users worldwide.
April 4, 2017
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Facebook's Strategy for Augmented Reality Starts with Phones
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible.
May 1, 2017
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FaceTune's latest app transforms your face into an emoji
Meet Memoji
March 31, 2017
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FAQ: can BlackBerry/TCL get back its smartphone mojo?
KEYone smartphone could be a good indication of what happens next
May 1, 2017
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Fast, Fun and In-Focus: the Galaxy S8 Camera
By maximizing the number of pixels and adding faster autofocus and brighter lenses, smartphone camera developers have recently been able to provide users with the tools they need to take great photos anytime, anywhere. While Samsung's Galaxy smartphones have always been at the forefront of camera development, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ take mobile photography to a new level with their ability to capture vibrant photos in low light as well as new features that add even more fun to photos.
March 28, 2017
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FCC auction of 600MHz spectrum finally comes to an end with $19.63 billion in winning bids
The FCC's auction of 600MHz spectrum has finally come to an end. In two weeks, the regulatory agency will announce the winning bidders for each block that was auctioned off. the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better, which is why many carriers were interested in the auction.
March 31, 2017
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai moves to keep cellphone calls banned on flights
Taking a brief break from his controversial plans to roll back net neutrality rules, FCC chief Ajit Pai today announced a proposal that would keep cellphone calls banned from US flights.
April 10, 2017
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FCC chairman has ended the effort to allow for in-flight cell phone calls
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has declared a victory for the American people, well at least he thinks so, against the four-year-old effort to try and allow people to make calls on their mobiles while in flight in the USA.
April 13, 2017
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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines
The move to deregulate business data services could mean price increases for small businesses, critics say
April 20, 2017
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FCC gets tough on robocalls
The commission approves new rules that give phone companies more ammunition to fight annoying robocalls.
March 23, 2017
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FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price caps
Business Internet price caps eliminated even when customers have only one choice.
April 20, 2017
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FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights
The FCC's chairman reverses course on a 2013 plan to allow fliers to place phone calls in the air
April 10, 2017
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FCC nixes proposal that would've allowed cellphone calls on planes
The Federal Communications Commission doesn't want to hear you gabbing on your smartphone while on commercial flights. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants some quiet time while hurtling through the air in a metal tube, and he thinks the majority of America likely agrees, so today he sent out an order ending the proceeding begun in 2013 that would see rules around cellphone use in-air relaxed.
April 10, 2017
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FCC Plan to Let Phone Companies Block More Annoying Robocalls Moves Forward
Many of the FCC's most visible consumer protection moves -- net neutrality, privacy -- prove contentious within the Commission. But today, in a rare show of unanimity, all three sitting commissioners agreed with consumers about one big fact: Robocalls really, really suck, and the FCC is in a position to do something about it.
March 23, 2017
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FCC takes steps to block more spammy robocalls
The Federal Communications Commission took steps to cut down on spammy robocalls today, passing a rule proposal that could eventually let phone companies block more unwanted calls.
March 23, 2017
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FCC votes to let prisons more easily shut down contraband cellphones
In a 3-0 vote, the FCC today opened up options for jails and prisons to more easily use new technology to shut down contraband cellphones in facilities.
March 23, 2017
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Fear not, early adopters: the Galaxy S8 might not be running Android 7.0 for very long
There are signs that Samsung is looking to update to 7.1 as quickly as possible.
April 11, 2017
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Feature phones may be 'dumb' but they're getting 4G LTE
Qualcomm's latest 205 chipset allows the simplest phones to enjoy fast data speeds.
March 19, 2017
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Feds Launch Major Smackdown on 'Tech Support'' Scams
If the world of scams was a wrestling ring, the Federal Trade Commission would be launching itself from the corner to deliver a world of hurt on tech support scammers who claim consumers'' computers are full of malware and other nasty stuff that can only be vanquished by paying them hundreds of dollars.
May 12, 2017
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Feds: Brooklyn prosecutor forged judges' signatures to wiretap lover
Tara Lenich was entangled in a reported "love triangle gone wrong."
March 27, 2017
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Fender's Tone app replaces all your guitar's stomp boxes and pedals
Connect the Tone app to one of three Mustang GT digital guitar amps, and you'll have 1,000-plus effects at your fingertips.
May 8, 2017
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Final Fantasy 7 brings the fight against Sephiroth to Google Play
Classic role playing game Final Fantasy VII has made its way to Android and the Google play Store. You'll be able to take up Cloud's giant buster sword once again as he does battle with Sephiroth, but this time, you'll be able to enter the fight wherever you go.
July 7, 2016
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Final Fantasy 7 finally arrives on Android devices
It's been nearly 20 years since the original release of Final Fantasy VII on Sony's PlayStation console, and although there have been subsequent releases of the game on PC and iOS, Android users have been left in the dark for quite some time. Today, Square Enix has finally made the game available to those with Android devices.
July 7, 2016
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Final Fantasy 7 Mobile Version, Which Lets you Cheat and Skip Battles, Comes to Android Today
It's already out on iPhone.
July 7, 2016
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Final Fantasy 7 now Available on Android
Just make sure your device can handle it.
July 7, 2016
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Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
JustPark is a smart app which helps you find your perfect parking space from more than 200,000 in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.
March 27, 2017
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Find My iPhone helps nab a thief at Coachella with 100 phones in his backpack
Dude, not cool, man.
April 17, 2017
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Finger-pointing: the rumored iPhone 8 delay
It raises a quantum mechanical conundrum.
April 20, 2017
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First Amendment Group Wants Homeland Security to Turn Over Records on Phone Searches at Borders
Amid concerns about increased searches of electronic devices at U.S. borders and points of entry, a new lawsuit seeks to compel the Department of Homeland Security to make relevant records available to the public.
March 28, 2017
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Five important things Android does better than iOS
Android and iOS have plenty of differences. Here are five places we think Google is doing better than Apple.
April 18, 2017
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Five important things iOS does better than Android
Android and iOS have plenty of differences. Here are five places we think Apple is doing better than Google.
April 19, 2017
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Five major banks now offer Android Pay integration inside their mobile apps
Bank of America, Discover, and USAA are among the first US-based banks to offer this feature.
April 12, 2017
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Five things the Galaxy S8 does better than the LG G6
The Galaxy S8 is a good deal more expensive than the LG G6. Here are five things that (sorta) justify the cost...
April 7, 2017
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Five tips and tricks to improve your WhatsApp experience
The world's most popular messaging app nails the basics, but there are some other useful features that you also put to use.
April 19, 2017
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Five to Try: DC Comics' Injustice 2 renews the fight, and Socratic does your homework for you
Don't miss this week's most intriguing play Store picks.
May 12, 2017
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Five to Try: Google Earth goes 3D, and Guardians of the Galaxy gets interactive
Hit the play Store for this week's freshest Android apps and games.
April 21, 2017
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Five to Try: MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 plays ball, and Stance helps you reach U.S. reps
Fill your phone with this week's hottest new apps and games.
March 31, 2017
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Five to Try: Star Wars: Puzzle Droids activates, and Google Classroom opens up to everyone
Need some new Android apps? We've got a few for you.
April 28, 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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Foldable 'Galaxy X' could debut this year ' in prototype form
'2,000-3,000' units will be produced in 2017, Korean press reports.
April 12, 2017
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Following the Galaxy S8 reveal, does the LG G6 actually stand a chance on the market?
It's fair to say that last week was pretty much dominated by news about Samsung's latest flagship offering, the Galaxy S8. But now that the dust has settled a bit, let's take a second look at the other spring 2017 flagship out there -- the LG G6.
April 3, 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 a limited time, Sprint is offering the 5th line free with its Unlimited Freedom plan
The nation's fourth largest carrier, Sprint, fired a salvo across the bow of the SS T-Mobile today. the wireless operator announced that Sprint Unlimited Freedom subscribers can get a fifth line for free. the plan offers unlimited talk, text and unlimited data. Before taxes and fees, five lines will cost $120. this pricing requires that the subscriber sign up for AutoPay, which results in $5 of savings each month. this discount will be applied within the receipt of two invoices.
April 25, 2017
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For some Reason, Samsung Might Sell Refurbished Versions of Its Exploding Phones
The Galaxy Note 7 is a huge black mark for Samsung--an exploding embarrassment that cost the company tons of money and kicked off one of the biggest PR nightmares in recent memory. But despite the global recall, the jokes on late night TV, and the fact that the FAA and other agencies banned the phone from air travel, Samsung might sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s in the future. That's... certainly a choice!
March 27, 2017
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Forget less is more, smaller can also be bigger
What if the next really big thing in phones is making them smaller again?
May 8, 2017
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Found: Quite possibly the most sophisticated Android espionage app ever
Discovery of Pegasus for Android comes 8 months after similar iOS app was found.
April 3, 2017
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Four Android apps that put SMS on your desktop
Keep the conversation going without having to pick up your phone with these desktop and web-based applications.
May 4, 2017
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'Free app of the week' section quietly disappears from Google Play
Google last month introduced a 'Free app of the week' section to Google Play, where it began highlighting one paid app or game per week, making it free for the duration as well. However, just as swiftly as it popped up on the play Store, the 'Free app of the week' section has quietly disappeared from Google's massive online storefront without notice.
April 18, 2017
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French police crack down on traffic information apps over terrorism concerns
Citing the war on terrorism, police will ban traffic information apps from warning of radar traps and other police stops.
April 28, 2017
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From Friday, Apple's iPhone SE will have double the storage - up to 128GB - at no extra cost
Exactly one year ago today, Apple unveiled the iPhone SE, marking a return to the popular 4-inch form factor following the release of its 4.7- and 5.5-inch smartphones. Along with the same A9 processor as the bigger iPhone 6s, as well as the same front and rear cameras as its larger siblings, the iPhone SE was priced at $399 for the 16GB model, and $499 for the 64GB version.
March 21, 2017
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Front or back: which camera is more important to you?
After years of developing the main, back-facing camera of their smartphones, manufacturers finally turned to the front-facing snapper and hit it with the more serious stick once or twice. for a while now, we've seen such oddities as selfie-centered smartphones with high resolution sensors on their front-facing cameras, flash modules next to them, optical image stabilization, or even phones that just use one camera that swivels back and forth when it's needed on either side of the phone.
May 9, 2017
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FTC asks court to dismiss Qualcomm's request to stop ongoing anti-competitive case
Once again, Qualcomm has been taken to court, accused of being anti-competitive and monopolistic. this time, it's Apple, Samsung, and the US Federal Trade Comission against the chipmaker. the three aren't exactly cool with how Qualcomm allegedly uses its humongous portfolio of standard essential patents -- governing technology required to be doing business in a specific industry -- to play the market for its benefit. Thus, the FTC argued that the court should not accept Qualcomm's request of dismissing the suit put against the company in January.
May 12, 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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FTC says Qualcomm is a monopoly, case should proceed
The US trade group says a court shouldn't dismiss its suit against the chipmaker. Samsung agrees with the FTC.
May 12, 2017
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Full rollout begins for Android 7.0 Nougat update on Moto G4 Plus in the US
Six months ago, Lenovo announced that it would bring the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Moto G4 family, among other devices. a few weeks ago, it began the process of bringing the update to those handsets in the United States, starting with a 'soak test' on Republic Wireless, initially making the update available to a limited number of devices to assess real-world performance.
March 31, 2017
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Full specs of the HTC U 11 leak weeks before launch
The HTC U 11 leaks are coming in fast, as we just spotted the device on GeekBench recently, and now an image alleged to be the final box art of the handset has spilled the beans on all of its hardware specifications.
May 1, 2017
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Future Google Pixel phones could have curved screens
Like it or not, the next big thing in smartphones appears to be putting edge displays in flagships. Samsung has been ahead of the curve (get it?) ever since the 2014 Galaxy Note Edge, but it seems the competition has finally started catching up, judging by a recent report pointing in the direction of Google equipping a future Pixel-branded smartphone with one as well.
April 10, 2017
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FYI: how to install the Android O Developer Preview right now
Today, Google announced the next major update to Android, currently only called Android O. Naturally, a Developer Preview was released, with images being offered for certain devices.
March 21, 2017
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Misc. - G

G5, V20, and Nexus 5X phones added to LG bootloop defect class action
Lawsuit began with G4, V10. It now covers every flagship LG phone from 2015 to 2016.
April 10, 2017
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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 series owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
Depending on the carrier and version of the phone, it's been between a few weeks and a few days since your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 series phone was updated to Nougat.
April 28, 2017
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Galaxy Note 7 was a fluke, and the GS8 is no redemption story
The story you were told is a lie. the Galaxy S8 doesn't mean redemption for Samsung -- it simply means more of the same.
April 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 could be T-Mobile's coverage secret weapon this fall
The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first phone to feature an upgraded version of the modem inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 platform boasting support for the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile just spent $8 billion to acquire.
April 26, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 inbound: Samsung confirms a new flagship phone is coming later this year
The South Korean giant warned about tougher competition ahead of Apple's annual iPhone launch.
April 27, 2017
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Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have dual cameras that are better than the iPhone's
Also could have up to 3x optical zoom
April 19, 2017
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Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5 receiving Nougat in the U.S.
Samsung's 2015 phones are beginning to receive Nougat in the U.S.
April 13, 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 Active is (unsurprisingly) heading to AT&T later this year
Samsung is working on a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S8.
April 14, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and beyond: Samsung bets big on Bixby's AI
Bixby is Samsung's new digital voice assistant, and it will debut on the upcoming Galaxy S8. It will have its own dedicated button on the side of the phone, letting you communicate with the artificial intelligence in a sort of a walkie-talkie way. But Samsung's plan for Bixby, which it views as a "bright sidekick" to control your phone, doesn't stop there, said Injong Rhee, head of R&D for Samsung's mobile software and services operations.
March 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+Q&A: Ask us anything!
Despite being as comprehensive and detailed as it gets, there are often intricate features that don't make the cut but might be of great importance to you. Stuff like that happens all the time, so we have this tradition where we let you ask us anything that might be of particular interest to you in regard to some of the hotter devices out and about.
April 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders are now live on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint
The age of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks is finally over as Samsung put the kibosh to the rumor mill by officially unveiling its bezel-busting duo yesterday. at long last! you can check out all of our Galaxy S8 and S8+ coverage right here.
March 30, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style
A phone this expensive deserves some protection
May 8, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with 1080p resolution as default, screen goes up to WQHD+
With the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung fans were treated to a nice dessert in the form of over 20 new features and overhauled visuals. However, some users have also ran into an odd issue -- the display resolution of their Galaxy S7 devices dropped after the update.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with new Sony IMX333 and Samsung camera sensors
Remember those rumors sourced from the Chinese tech blogosphere that the Galaxy S8 may come with a new custom Sony camera sensor, tagged as IMX333. at the time, it seemed a bit improbable, given that this sensor is not in Sony's official Exmor lineup of mobile sensors, and that the camera was rumored to be the same as on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
March 31, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ occasionally remind you to clean the camera lens for clear shots
Chances are, if you've ever looked for tips on how to improve your smartphone photography, you've likely come across a recurring advise that's still being repeated ad nauseam -- clean the lens! Clean. The. Lens. CLEAN the LENS!
March 30, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ official battery life stats are in: a mixed bag compared to the S7 and S7 edge
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are hot of the press, and the exact battery capacities of the 5.8-incher and its larger 6.2-inch sibling are now officially confirmed to be 3000 mAh for the smaller S8, and 3500 mAh for the S8+, which jibes with what we've heard before about the battery compartment of Samsung's fresh new flagships.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ price and release date on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint
Samsung, what did you do? the newly-announced Galaxy S8 and S8+ sports nearly the screen-to-body ratio of the current record holder, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, meaning that they are almost bezel-less, but Samsung didn't stop here with the design advances.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs review: to infinity and back
Here it is, #TheNextGalaxy, and it is every bit as impressive as the leaked renders and the rumor mill suggested. how about the best record screen-to-body ratio in its flagship class? Check. the fastest, most frugal chipsets available? Check. Futureproof display aspect? Check. 64 GB of base storage? Check. Autofocus selfie snapper? Yep. and on and on.
March 29, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ update to fix red tint issue is now rolling out in India and Europe
Samsung's OTA update to fix the Galaxy S8 red tint is now live in two markets.
May 1, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+ update with fix for red tint issue starts rolling out in the US
Samsung's OTA update which fixes the "red tint problem'' on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has reached the US.
May 2, 2017
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Galaxy S8 and S8+: all color versions, official images and promo video
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and they look every bit as groundbreaking in terms of design as we got accustomed to from the leaks that kept pouring on fast and furious, Seoul Drift edition, in the last month or so.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 battery life test, Snapdragon vs Exynos edition: a familiar tale
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same battery capacity as its predecessor the S7, but lasted longer when we ran it through our standardized battery benchmark. Since both phones come with the power-hungry high-res displays, we can attribute the better endurance mostly to the more frugal Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets of the S8. After all, they are made with the newest 10nm production node, compared to their 14nm siblings in the S7.
April 18, 2017
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Galaxy S8 benchmarks show Exynos 8895 outpacing the Snapdragon 835
Samsung's Exynos version of its Galaxy S8 appears to outperform Qualcomm's in GeekBench.
March 17, 2017
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Galaxy S8 breaks cover in blue, white and silver
Some GS8 models may have colored front panels, if latest leak is to be believed.
March 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8 camera tips and tricks
Here's a look at the Galaxy S8's camera app, what it can do, and how it can inspire you to be a little more silly with your smartphone.
April 24, 2017
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Galaxy S8 could get a 3D camera, according to Vodafone slip-up
The British telecom company may have accidentally revealed the feature before the phone's unveiling.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 DeX Station and other accessory now available to pre-order
Pre-orders are open now and you'll have your stuff the same day the phone arrives.
April 5, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Display Earns DisplayMate's Highest-Ever A+ Grade
DisplayMate Technologies has released the results of its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy S8's Infinity Display, concluding that Samsung's new flagship possesses "the best-performing smartphone display that we have ever tested." the Galaxy S8 is the latest Galaxy device to garner a superlative distinction from the industry's screen authority, having earned DisplayMate's highest-ever A+ grade.
April 5, 2017
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Galaxy S8 enjoys record-breaking pre-orders in Korea
Pre-orders more than five times that of the Galaxy S7, according to local media.
April 10, 2017
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Galaxy S8 face recognition already defeated with a simple picture
Face unlock feature once again defeated with anything resembling owner's face.
March 31, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Fast Charging Requires Screen to be Off
If you are the sort of mobile user who is always on the phone you might be wondering why it doesn't seem like Fast Charging works all the time. CNET reports that if you plug your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into the approved fast charging cable and you are using it, fast charging won't work. for fast charging to take effect, you have to leave the screen off.
May 15, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Fix Coming for WiFi issues and Red Screen Tint
Samsung has announced that it has a fix coming that will address a couple of issues that users of the Galaxy S8 smartphone are having with the device. the software fix will address the red tint that some AMOLED screens have been plagued with and it aims to fix the WiFi issues that others are having. the fix will work on both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.
April 25, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Impressions: 5 things you probably didn't know!
In the weeks since the announcement, we've all had a chance to form our opinions on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. and there's a lot to get to grips with: a wealth of new features, gigantic screens and an even bigger price tag.
April 12, 2017
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Galaxy S8 is expensive...to build
Samsung's new flagship phone costs more to build than top phones from Apple and Google, according to an IHS Markit estimate.
April 21, 2017
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Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5: Here's what it means for you
Samsung is the first to market with an increasingly important spec.
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 leak reveals gold model + U.S. branding
It says 'Galaxy S8' on the back.
March 23, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Launches to Strong Reviews, But hits a Few Snags Along the Way
Samsung's Galaxy S8 line of smartphones has seen strong pre-order sales and generally positive buzz. However, no phone is perfect and a few flaws do mar the S8's launch.
April 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8 may have a Bixby button without Bixby AI at launch (hope it's programmable)
Unsurprisingly, there were more rumors about the Galaxy S8's eventual Bixby virtual assistant with artificial intelligence, than there were for the phone's hardware prowess, of which we only have a purported benchmark or two. After all, everyone is betting big on AI, and Samsung doesn't want to get left behind the Google Assistants, Cortanas, Alexas, or Siris of this world.
March 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8 owners see red as phones ship with tinted screens
Some customers in South Korea are reporting their Galaxy S8 shipped with a red-tinted screen, though Samsung says it can be manually fixed.
April 18, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Plus specs versus LG G6, Google Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus 3T
See how Samsung's newest (and largest) smartphone compares to the competition.
March 29, 2017
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Galaxy S8 pre-orders were 30% higher than Galaxy S7's record number
People are turning out in droves to buy the Galaxy S8.
April 24, 2017
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Galaxy S8 red tint fix is now rolling out to T-Mobile customers
Galaxy S8's red tint fix is now rolling out in the U.S.
May 2, 2017
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Galaxy S8 review: Gorgeous new hardware, same Samsung gimmicks
First flagship since the Note 7 mess doesn't always put its best foot forward.
April 21, 2017
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Galaxy S8 review: Redemption in glass
From more than one angle, the Galaxy S8 is the most important Android smartphone of the year. to Samsung, it's a chance to regain the public trust; to gadget nerds, it packs more cutting-edge features than any other mobile; and to normals, it's the phone they're gonna see plastered across every billboard from here to the holidays.
April 18, 2017
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Galaxy S8 security: Which unlocking method should you use?
The Galaxy S8 comes with several different ways to lock your phone. But they aren't all equal when it comes to keeping snooping eyes out of your stuff.
April 26, 2017
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Galaxy S8 specs pop up on AnTuTu, S8+ gets sized with the S7 edge
This is the moment we all have been waiting for! Finally, a full list of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs! we kid, as most of what is revealed during the latest appearance of the phones in the AnTuTu benchmark database we already know, but it's nice to see it reconfirmed. Released in the official AnTuTu blog, the snapshots you see below are of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models that passed through their benching routine.
March 27, 2017
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Galaxy S8 software: Simpler, smarter, and definitely Samsung
The Galaxy S8 comes with some of the S Pen's features, its own virtual assistant, and even its own desktop operating system. But are those things really necessary?
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 system dump lets Android users test drive the devices' apps
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally here, and while neither device is yet available to purchase, this hasn't stopped many of the new apps from leaking out into the wild. a system dump over at XDA-Developers has outed a slew of S8 goodies, and many can be installed by those rocking other devices.
April 3, 2017
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Galaxy S8 teardown reveals an unused OIS mechanism in the selfie camera
It was a well-known fact that Samsung experimented with a large variety of prototypes in order to come up with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Presumably, these featured all kinds of different goodies, both in terms of design and specs. In order to come up with a final product, Samsung had to compromise in some departments, though, just like any other OEM.
April 24, 2017
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Galaxy S8 Tips: First things to do with your new phone!
So you've just unboxed a brand new Galaxy S8, and you want to go exploring everything this phone has to offer. That's great, and there's certainly no shortage of features on this phone -- both new additions and familiar stuff from previous Galaxies.
May 4, 2017
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Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S7: Which is best for VR?
Getting the best VR experience out of your phone is absolutely a luxury, but not without actual value.
April 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S8+ versus S7, S7 edge, LG G6, iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel XL: size comparison
The official reveal of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is finally upon us! Samsung just now, during a special Unpacked event, made the long-awaited, much-hyped, next entries into its Galaxy lineup official, and we are happy to report that the S8 and S8+ sure are something!
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S8 Plus: Which is best for the Gear VR
Which Galaxy S8 is best for VR?
March 30, 2017
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Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7: Battle of the platforms
How do the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ stack up to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
March 28, 2017
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Galaxy S8 versus S7/S7 edge vs LG G6 versus iPhone 7: first camera samples
If you haven't heard yet, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made official at a special Unpacked event earlier today. Although the surprise was somewhat spoiled by the enormous amount of leaks that we saw over the last couple of months, Samsung still managed to impress with its presentation.
March 29, 2017
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Galaxy S8's Bixby features headed to Germany in Q4 2017
Bixby will be fully functional in Germany around the time we're expecting the Galaxy Note 8.
April 10, 2017
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Galaxy S8's elusive FM radio works like a charm, report T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T subs
Samsung doesn't advertise FM radio connectivity on its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets in the official specification list, but it's there on the Snapdragon version, and the chip is not locked or anything, as it is sometimes the case. Funny enough, people who complain about lack of FM radio on their phones are a very vocal minority, second only to those who say they'll never get a handset without an IR blaster, or with a sealed battery - and these features are getting increasingly harder to come by.
April 25, 2017
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Galaxy S8's funky screen resolution revealed, but phone may default to 1080p
A photo of what is presumably a Galaxy S8 display setting has leaked out, and it shows a display resolution change slider that goes from HD+ to WQHD+ resolution, with Full HD+ in the middle. that middle setting, however, is shown to be the default one, and we can't help but think that Samsung may pull of with the S8 what it did with the S7 after the Nougat update.
March 22, 2017
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Galaxy S8's most powerful Bixby feature won't be in Europe at launch
Bixby voice recognition will only support U.S. English and Korean later in the year.
March 29, 2017
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Galaxy S8's Snapchat-like filters are the perfect tool for Instagram
You hate Snapchat. you wish you could get the funny effects without installing the app. this is the answer!
April 6, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ April security update released in Europe, facial recognition feature gets an upgrade
Samsung is in the process of rolling out its first Galaxy S8+ update in Europe. the new OTA includes Google's April monthly security update, which consists of fixes for 49 CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) found on Android and a patch for 16 issues which are specific to Samsung's Galaxy devices.
April 21, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ gets high marks in battery test, but that might not tell the whole story
Phone Arena's benchmarks show that it beats every other Android phone, but there's a catch.
April 5, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ review: the future of Android is now
With a stunning 6.2-inch screen and a brilliantly compact design, the Galaxy S8+ isn't just a new flagship from Samsung, it's the best phone anyone has ever made.
April 18, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ Unboxing: a whole lot more than a phone
When we got word that our Galaxy S8+ was arriving, it was a pretty exciting affair. But we weren't expecting this.
April 18, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ versus Galaxy S7 edge interface comparison: here's what's changed
To say that the Galaxy S8 is an improvement over the Galaxy S7 will be the understatement of 2017. While the differences might not seem that big on paper and in pictures, one has to hold Samsung's new flagship in their own hands in order to really see what the fuss is all about.
April 4, 2017
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Galaxy S8+ with 6 GB RAM already sold out in Korea
The Midnight Black Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage is officially out of stock in South Korea. the initial batch of 150,000 units that Samsung produced has already been sold out, only 5 days after pre-orders for the Galaxy S8/S8+ officially began in the East Asian country.
April 12, 2017
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Galaxy S8/S8+ red discoloration issue downplayed by Samsung
Samsung does not consider the reddish tint showing up on some of its new Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ flagships as a defect. Today, the South Korean tech giant addressed the controversial problem by stating that the glitch can be easily fixed by going into the color optimization settings for the display.
April 19, 2017
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Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint fix is rolling out in the U.K.
U.K. based owners of unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ devices have reportedly begun receiving an update that fixes the dreaded "red tint'' issue that's affecting some units. the OTA update has started rolling out to users of unlocked Galaxy S8 models early this morning, Android Central reports, and amounts to 426 MB in size.
May 9, 2017
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Galaxy S9 may land Snapdragon 845, as Samsung and Qualcomm reportedly start work on the next-gen chipset
The ink has barely dried out on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ promo billboards, but Samsung and Qualcomm have reportedly already started fleshing out the chipset that will find its place inside the future Galaxy S9. Give that the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 inside the S8 are already the fastest, most frugal flagship Android chipsets out there, as they are done with the novel 10nm process, we can only imagine what the S9's Snapdragon 845, as it will reportedly be named, can bring to the table.
April 24, 2017
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Game of War: Fire Age -- Everything you need to know!
Build your city, increase your resources, and bolster your armies!
May 3, 2017
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Game over: Nintendo says it has no plans to add new levels to Super Mario Run mobile game
Last week, Nintendo launched its much-anticipated new mobile game featuring the world's most popular plumber. Super Mario Run debuted on iOS, and will launch on Android devices next year.
December 19, 2016
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Game Studio Tycoon 2 on Android is free for a limited time
In the past few years, a few game developer simulators have popped up, and they all play pretty much the same. this is why, when it comes to game dev tycoons, any of the more popular games will scratch your itch for game development.
April 28, 2017
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Gameloft's Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics lands on Android and iOS
French developer and publisher Gameloft is back with yet another mobile game, the sequel to Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics. If we are to believe the team behind the game, then this should be "the most badass gun show on mobile.'
May 4, 2017
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Gameloft's Gangstar new Orleans out now on Android and iOS
As expected, the GTA-like Gangstar new Orleans mobile game by Gameloft has just made its debut on both the Android and iOS platforms. Although the game was soft-launched weeks ago, it was only available in a couple of countries. Starting today, Gangstar new Orleans is available worldwide for free (with in-app purchases).
March 31, 2017
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Gboard receives major update that adds cursor control, edit buttons, adjustable size, and more
A new update for Gboard is rolling out via Google Play, and it introduces a handful of new and meaningful features to the app, that users have been asking for for quite a while.
April 6, 2017
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Gboard update adds a floating keyboard, cursor control, and GIF suggestions
Gboard is turning into the most feature-rich keyboard around.
April 6, 2017
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Gboard update brings text selection mode and resizing to Android keyboard app
The latest update brings a flurry of new changes and hints at some cool features down the road.
April 6, 2017
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Gcam: the story behind the Google Pixel camera software
Google's now independent X research division, which calls itself 'the moonshot factory,' has been publishing a collection of stories about the group's graduated projects and where they stand today. the latest article in the so-called Graduate Series offers a closer look at Gcam, the software behind the class-leading cameras in Google's Pixel devices.
March 27, 2017
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Get RM200 off when you purchase the Galaxy J5 or J7 Prime!
Have an old phone lying around at home? Or, looking for the perfect smartphone deals in town? Well, look no further because Samsung Malaysia Electronics gives you even more reasons to get rid of your old devices -- a generous rebate entitlement for the purchase of the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime!
April 13, 2017
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Get some Awesome on your home screen with these Guardians of the Galaxy wallpapers
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back, with another AWESOME soundtrack that lives up to its Awesome Mix name, old foes made allies, new foes to threaten the galaxy, and there's plenty of out-of-this-world wacky weirdness to go around!
May 3, 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 Android Things Development
The Internet of Things (IoT for short) is a phrase used to describe the connecting of electronic devices over the Internet that participate together on a system. In many cases, people also need to communicate with devices via their smartphones, tablets, and even watches. That's where Android Things comes in. Launched by Google on 13 December 2016, Android Things is an Android-based OS for the Internet of Things that can run on products like connected speakers, smart thermostats, security cameras, routers, and many other devices. this tutorial will get you started with Android Things and show you how to set up the required hardware and software.
April 26, 2017
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Giant FCC spectrum auction raises $19.8 billion, sets up 5G services
Some observers expected the auction to raise $30 billion or more
April 13, 2017
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Give yourself a digital green thumb with these garden wallpapers!
Gardens have long been a critical part of society. Gardening was one of the first domestic tasks that early humans used to break out of the hunter-gatherer routine, to cultivate food and enable them to settle in one place with a stable supply of food. Even though most people do not need to garden for survival anymore, gardens are an activity that millions around the world still do for a variety of reasons.
April 26, 2017
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Glass back goes crack: SquareTrade drop tests the Galaxy S8 and S8+ breakability score
Ever since we saw the glass sandwich design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on all the leaks and renders, we couldn't stop wondering whether the phone will be clad in the latest Gorilla Glass 5, like the Note 7, and when Samsung confirmed it in the press release for both the front and the rear, there was a collective sigh of relief.
April 24, 2017
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Gmail for Android now features better phishing protection
Based on Google's Safe Browsing technology, the new ability will help immediately identify nasty links.
May 4, 2017
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Gmail: Everything you need to know!
What's Gmail, why should you care, and should you use it?
May 15, 2017
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GoCycle G3 review:
A comfy commuter, with tech to satisfy the geek in you
July 7, 2016
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Going to the battery life Olympics? Might want to check the Vernee Thor E out!
Nowadays, the trend in flagship-class smartphones is to try and wow you with a slim and light design and some form of incredible camera improvement. Midrangers, on the other hand, know that they can't win the fight in the performance or camera department, so they do another trick -- they try to dazzle you with an extreme battery life, and possibly with an enticing price-tag.
May 4, 2017
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Goldman Sachs analyst confirms $1,000 price tag for Apple iPhone 8
Early in February, a source claiming to have some inside knowledge about Apple's purported ten-year anniversary handset, said that the so-called Apple iPhone 8 would carry a rather hefty price tag.
May 12, 2017
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Good intentions that might lead to hell: 40,000 profile pics scraped from Tinder for AI experiment
There are numerous privacy concerns about online dating and there are many good reasons behind them. a recent event gives us a great example and makes us wonder if pictures posted to Tinder and other similar platforms are as secure as we are used to believe. Because, as TechCrunch reports, a user of the machine-learning platform Kaggle downloaded 40,000 selfies posted on the dating platform ... and it was a piece of cake.
May 2, 2017
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Good News: Android's Huge Security Problem is Getting Less Huge
First, the good news: Half of all Android devices have gotten fairly recent security updates, patching the hackable flaws that leave users vulnerable to digital crime and espionage. the bad news? the other half hasn't.
March 22, 2017
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Google adds Bluetooth APIs and USB support to Android Things Developer Preview 3
Thus continues Google's attempted foray into new parts of your home.
April 6, 2017
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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update
The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.
March 21, 2017
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Google adds "order ahead" feature to Waze, letting you skip the morning coffee line
Dunkin' Donuts is the first partner.
March 29, 2017
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Google adds Pixels to support life cycle page, confirms end of OS updates in October 2018
Almost seven months after unveiling its Pixel and Pixel XL, Google has added the two devices to its product life cycle support page, which informs customers on how long they can continue to expect their handsets to be updated.
April 28, 2017
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Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn
A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions.
May 12, 2017
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Google admits 'half of Android devices in use had not received a security update in 2016'
In 2015, a huge security vulnerability - known as 'Stagefright', and affecting hundreds of millions of devices - was discovered in Android, shining a harsh spotlight on how the operating system is maintained. In the wake of that discovery, Google announced that it would release monthly security updates for the OS, and several major manufacturers committed to bringing those updates to their devices swiftly each month.
March 23, 2017
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Google agrees to open Android to competing apps in Russia
The search giant reaches settlement deal with Russia's competition regulators that allows preinstallations of other search engines and apps on Android.
April 17, 2017
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Google agrees to open Android to other search engines in Russia
Antitrust settlement prohibits default search engine restrictions
April 17, 2017
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Google Allo update brings incognito mode for groups, link preview, more
Google continues to add new features and improvements to its Allo application on a monthly basis. While one of the previous updates brought support for Android Auto and animated emoji, the new version of the app includes even more enhancements.
May 3, 2017
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Google Allo's Assistant updated with support for French and Spanish languages
The Google Allo app has just been updated with two new languages that are now supported by the integrated Assistant: French and Spanish. Also, Google announced the Assistant would allow Allo users to search, play games or have a conversation.
May 9, 2017
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Google and Huawei taken to court over Nexus 6P performance issues
Suffering boot loops and severe battery drain? a lawsuit filed in Texas alleges the same, and that Google and Huawei have offered little help on the matter.
April 20, 2017
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Google and partners create PAX: the Android Networked Cross-License Agreement
In an effort to promote growth and build a safe harbor against patent litigation, Google and some of its major partners have created PAX.
April 3, 2017
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Google and top Android partners agree to share software patents
Google and a group of top Android phone makers have sealed a new agreement to collectively defend themselves against patent lawsuits.
April 3, 2017
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Google announces Android O, Developer Preview image now available
Start getting ready for the latest version of Android.
March 21, 2017
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Google announces Android O, including a ton of new features and improvements
Just over a year ago, Google released its first Developer Preview of Android N, which later became known as version 7.0 Nougat. Today, the company has announced details of Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous OS, and released its first preview for devs too.
March 21, 2017
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Google announces app updates to Allo, Duo, and Photos
Upgrades to audio calls, file sharing, and sending photos on low connectivity
March 22, 2017
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Google announces the Android O Developer Preview
A background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime.
March 21, 2017
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Google app v7.1 beta APK teardown reveals pollen counter and notification panel search bar
A couple of weeks ago, we reported about the beta v7.0 release of Android's Google app. Following an Android Package Kit (APK) teardown by Android Police at that time, we were quite surprised to learn that the update contained a 'Bisto'' code name, possibly referring to a future Google device.
April 27, 2017
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Google Areo is a new food delivery and home services app aimed at the Indian market
Quiet launches are typically not Google's thing, but the company's latest app seems to be an exception. a new Google-developed app by the name of Areo has popped up on the play Store without any notice whatsoever, and it aims to provide a wide variety of home services for the Indian market under one roof.
April 13, 2017
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Google Assistant coming to the iPhone, new AI features to be unveiled at I/O 2017
Google is planning to bring the fast and accurate Google Assistant, a rival to Apple's Siri, to the iPhone at the company's Google I/O press conference that kicks off on Wednesday, May 17th. and not just to iPhones: the Google Assistant is expected to get introduced as a stand-alone application that you can get on the App Store, and that will work on all sorts of iOS devices.
May 16, 2017
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Google Assistant for iOS may be announced this week
Google has made multiple steps in expanding the install base of its digital assistant, but this week it's likely to make a significant move toward global domination. It appears that the Mountain View company plans to tap into another huge market: Apple devices.
May 15, 2017
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Google Assistant inside Allo can now converse in French and Spanish
Google Assistant is learning new languages.
May 9, 2017
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Google Assistant is reportedly coming to iOS
A year ago, almost to the day, Google unveiled its new digital Assistant, which made its debut on the company's Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, and its Home speaker hub. Since then, it's been made available on other devices too, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and Android-powered TVs.
May 15, 2017
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Google Assistant may be coming to iOS quite soon
Google Assistant may soon be available on iOS devices.
May 15, 2017
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Google Assistant SDK publicly released so that anyone can put the Assistant into their devices
Google has just made an important step towards convergence by publicly releasing the Google Assistant SDK. the personal digital assistant that's been added to Google Allo, Google Home, and Pixel phones, is now part of a much larger ecosystem that includes Android Wear, as well as Android phones powered by Marshmallow and Nougat.
April 27, 2017
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Google beefs up security in Android Gmail app following Docs phishing scam
Google is pushing out a new feature that will warn users about visiting fraudulent sites.
May 4, 2017
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Google begins showing Pinterest-like shoppable photos in image search
Google is starting to turn its handy image search tool into a way to shop.
April 10, 2017
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Google buys Moodstocks for its object recognition technology
Google has announced that it is be acquiring French startup Moodstocks, which has developed technology that aids smartphones in identifying the objects captured by their cameras.
July 7, 2016
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Google Calendar finally has a proper iPad app
And proper notification widgets are coming
March 28, 2017
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Google can now translate Korean while you watch
Point your phone at Korean text and watch the words transform into your language of choice.
March 28, 2017
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Google Chrome for Android now has enhanced features for offline use
Back in December, Google updated Chrome for Android with one cool feature: the ability to download full web pages for offline viewing. According to Google, over 45 million web pages are being downloaded with Chrome each week, so the feature is certainly popular.
May 8, 2017
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Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know!
What's Google Chrome? Here's what you need to know!
May 8, 2017
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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger
About half of Android devices still hadn't received a recent security patch by last year's Q4
March 22, 2017
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Google Daydream does not work on the Galaxy S8
One way or another, Daydream will work on the Galaxy S8.
March 31, 2017
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Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks
One security researcher easily managed to replicate Wednesday's phishing attack.
May 4, 2017
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Google Docs spam is making the rounds, so take heed before you read
Even attachments from legitimate sources appear to contain illegitimate vibes.
May 3, 2017
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Google dramatically improves support for Indian languages across Translate, Gboard and more
When the entire internet is in your language, the possibilities are endless.
April 25, 2017
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Google Duo hits 50 million downloads on Android
Google Duo is proving to have longer legs than the ill-fated Allo, outperforming its texting app counterpart both it in terms of number of downloads and sustained popularity.
May 3, 2017
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Google Duo updated with audio-only calls option, Allo gets the ability to share files
Google Duo, the application that many though it would replace Hangouts, has just received a small but meaningful update today. Alongside Duo, another Google app, Allo received the same treatment on the Android platform.
March 22, 2017
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Google Duo's audio call feature is now available for all users worldwide
It didn't take long for Duo to become more than just a video-chat app.
April 10, 2017
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Google Duo's audio calling feature is now rolling out to everyone
Everyone can now make audio calls on Google's Duo.
April 10, 2017
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Google Duo's new audio calls feature is now available to all users
Google's Duo messaging app recently got voice calls in Brazil, but now the feature is rolling out to users across the rest of the world.
March 28, 2017
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Google Duo's voice-calling feature is now officially available worldwide
It's official - Google Duo's audio calling feature is now available for all iOS and Android users of the app worldwide. the video-calling app first scored this more the feature was initially introduced in a handful of markets more than two weeks ago, but it's now open to just anyone who wishes to make regular audio calls with other users of the app.
April 10, 2017
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Google ends Android Nougat Beta, Promises Android O beta 'Soon'
Google released the first developer preview of the upcoming Android O update several months ago, but the Android beta program was still busy with Android 7.1 Nougat at the time. Now, Google says a full beta test of Android O will begin soon, and that means the Android Nougat beta is now closed.
May 8, 2017
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Google ends support for Google play Games Services on iOS, cuts features on Android
A few months ago, Google announced that it won't allow new iOS users to create Google play Games accounts, citing "low usage" of the services on the platform. Now, as a part of the company's focused approach to Google play Games Services (GPGS), it has announced that support for iOS has ended, and that features are being cut on Android too.
April 6, 2017
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Google expands Earth with new VR tours, but Daydream support nowhere to be seen
The new app for Chrome and Android brings new locations and search to VR.
April 18, 2017
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Google Explains how It Protects Android Users from Ransomware
Ransomware became something of a hot topic in 2016. the particularly nasty form of malware uses encryption to lock you out of your devices--or at least make you think you can't access them--and last year it entered the realm of public consciousness faster than Madonna did back in the '80s. Google has taken steps to protect Android devices from ransomware, and the company explained some of those precautions in a new blog post.
March 29, 2017
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Google eyes massive AI expansion with new Assistant SDK
Google Assistant is coming to smart devices near you.
April 27, 2017
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Google fixes 108 bugs in July Android security update
Google has released an unusually hefty Android Security Bulletin for July. In fact, so many vulnerabilities have been fixed -- 108 in all -- that the patches come in two levels.
July 7, 2016
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Google has changed its developer guidelines to protect users against phishing attacks
Taking steps to prevent future phishing scams.
May 12, 2017
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Google introduces 'Free App of the Week' to play Store
The best price tag to find on anything is one that reads "Free", and Google has introduced a new section to the play Store with this in mind. the new "Free App of the Week" section does very much what you would expect -- slashes the price of a paid-for app to zero. Great news for Android users!
March 27, 2017
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Google is beefing up its web app review process to prevent another phishing attack
Google is making its web application requirements more stringent after a phishing attack tricked lots of Gmail users this past week. the changes mean Google is altering its app publishing process, how it assesses risk, and the look of its user-facing consent page. Users really won't be affected, at least as far as how they use the email service and apps, but developers might face delays in publishing their web app.
May 12, 2017
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Google is developing a more robust 'personality' for its AI assistant
Last year, Google set out to make its AI assistant stand out from the rest by giving it a more well-rounded personality, that was supposed to help users engage with it in a more entertaining and compassionate way.
April 10, 2017
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Google is doing a great job showing everyone why slow app rollouts suck
You probably have no location sharing tools from Google right now.
March 28, 2017
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Google is killing Gchat for good and replacing it with Hangouts
Google now has only six messaging systems
March 24, 2017
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Google is pushing developers to embrace the Galaxy S8's 18.5:9 aspect ratio
Samsung Galaxy S8There has been something of a trend in recent years for phones to grow taller and slimmer. Aspect ratios are changing, and the familiar 16:9 is being met by the LG G6's 18:9 (oh, ok, 2:1) and, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8, 18.5:9.
March 30, 2017
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Google is pushing developers to embrace the Galaxy S8's 18.5:9 aspect ratio
There has been something of a trend in recent years for phones to grow taller and slimmer. Aspect ratios are changing, and the familiar 16:9 is being met by the LG G6's 18:9 (oh, ok, 2:1) and, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8, 18.5:9.
March 30, 2017
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Google is ready to spend a billion dollars to give the Pixel a curved display
Google is looking to better compete with Samsung by partnering with LG on displays.
April 10, 2017
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Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars
The announcement could come as soon as this week.
May 15, 2017
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Google is reportedly investing $875M in LG Display to give the Pixel a curved screen
Here's a fresh rumor that is all kinds of interesting. Press in South Korea are reporting that Google is in talks to invest one trillion KRW ($875 million) in LG Display, one of the world's most prominent producer of screens for smartphones and tablets, in a move to give its Pixel smartphones some curves.
April 10, 2017
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Google is testing a new way of training its AI algorithms directly on your phone
On-device training means less data shared with Google
April 10, 2017
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Google is updating its web app review process to protect users from further phishing attacks
Google was hit by a phishing attack last week, as attackers used Google's web app platform to publish an app seemingly named as 'Google Docs'', tricking users into thinking that it's the legitimate Google service.
May 12, 2017
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Google is urging Android developers to optimize their apps for the new 18:9 and 18.5:9 screen aspect ratios
Samsung, with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and LG, with the G6, are kickstarting a new trend in smartphone design which is aimed at increasing screen size, eliminating bezels, and keeping our favorite pocket computers relatively compact.
March 30, 2017
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Google just made offline browsing a whole lot easier in Chrome for Android
Offline web browsing is a useful feature, particularly on a smartphone, so it was little surprise when Google added website downloading to the Android version of Chrome. Today the company launches a number of improvements to make the whole process even easier.
May 8, 2017
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Google launches the first developer preview of Android O
It's been just about a year since Google unexpectedly announced the first preview of Android Nougat. Today, the company is launching the first developer preview of the next version of its mobile operating system, currently code-named Android O (but we're really hoping it'll become Android Oreo once it's released).
March 21, 2017
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Google loses head of Pixel division, as David Foster returns to Amazon
We're less than a month away from the Google I/O's debut, and just when the Mountain View company needed more unity considering its plans for the smartphone industry, a prominent exec has left the search giant.
April 27, 2017
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Google makes searching on Android better with new Shortcuts feature
Google has introduced yet another way to search on Android.
March 21, 2017
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Google Maps can now temporarily share your real-time location with friends
You choose who can see where you are and for how long
March 22, 2017
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Google Maps for Android adds Street View images in navigation to show your turns
Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature that will make it easier for you to see where you need to go when using turn-by-turn navigation: integrated Street View images on the directions screen. While the app has always allowed you to see an overview of the upcoming turns and distance between them, the new feature introduces an option to tap to see the associated Street View imagery as well.
May 12, 2017
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Google Maps for iOS gains your Timeline feature so you can check your travel history
It's something that Android users have been able to do for a little while now -- using the Timeline function of Google Maps to check back over their travel history. now the feature is coming to iOS, meaning iPhone users can now look back over their day and where it has taken them.
April 18, 2017
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Google Maps for iOS now lets you retrace your steps with Timeline
Google hasn't had a terrific record with building social networks, but its Timeline feature for Google Maps is actually surprisingly similar to a primary facet of most social products, and it's a very interesting addition to an app that has largely been focused solely on getting you from point a to point B. Now, iOS users can find out what their Android counterparts have been enjoying with Timeline in Maps since 2015.
April 18, 2017
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Google Maps gets real-time location sharing
Google+ kills Google Latitude, Google+ dies, Latitude rises from the ashes.
March 23, 2017
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Google Maps now lets you share your exact location with friends
You know when you are on your way somewhere, and your friends keep texting you asking when you'll arrive? Or you are trying to meet up with people in a crowded venue and just can't find the people you are looking for?
March 22, 2017
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Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues
But we're still waiting for proper SMS support.
May 15, 2017
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Google Maps Timeline comes to the aid of forgetful iOS users
The feature that helps mobile users retrace their steps has been around since 2015 on Android and the desktop. it's now on Apple devices too.
April 18, 2017
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Google Maps versus Waze: Which should be your go-to map app?
Each app offers unique features to help you conquer survive the commute home. Which should you use, and when?
April 25, 2017
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Google Maps will now let you share your location, creating a whole new set of privacy concerns
Every step you take ...
March 22, 2017
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Google Maps: Ultimate Guide
Make the most out of Google Maps.
April 25, 2017
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Google mistakenly releases confidential test build of next Android security update to Pixel XL
There appears to be no end in sight for Google's update blunders. After recently releasing the fingerprint sensor-breaking Android 7.1.2 update and multiple other buggy patches in the last few months, the tech giant now somehow managed to accidentally push a "confidential Googlers-only OTA" to a number of Pixel XL handsets.
April 19, 2017
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Google News & Weather now gives you way more headlines, because content
The app's new motto is "just keep scrolling."
March 21, 2017
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Google Now's weather card adds hourly wind and precipitation details
There's more color and detail to be found if you want to check in with Google about the day's weather forecast.
July 7, 2016
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Google opens Android to other search engines in Russia under out-of-court agreement
The lengthy battle that began in 2015 between Google and Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has finally concluded with Google complying. An out-of-court settlement was reached between the search giant and Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog, that foresees Google to allow Android OEMs, as well as end users, to change Android's default search engine.
April 18, 2017
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Google opens patent pool for Android
Protects against trolls maybe. But not Google
April 4, 2017
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Google partners with PayPal to bring new checkout options for Android Pay
The two companies have announced they are teaming up to allow users to access their accounts at physical stores.
April 18, 2017
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Google Phone 9.0 preps for Android O with new messaging, notification features (and pet paws)
A teardown of the APK reveals some interesting new features such as granular Notification Channels, the ability to send photos, and strange photos of dog and cat legs.
May 2, 2017
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Google Photos for iOS updated with AirPlay for streaming video or images to Apple TV
If you are coming from Android, or have a Gmail account, you are more than likely already familiar with Google Photos, as the search giant has been pushing it as the default app or service for managing images for a while now. it's even the default gallery app on many Android phones, and can sync all your pics and vids for safely storing them in the cloud if you let it.
April 25, 2017
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Google Photos now uploads your pics over cellular, but don't freak out
Google is now uploading your photos over 3G or LTE, but promises not to eat your data.
March 22, 2017
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Google PhotoScan update allows for quicker scans, adds sharing options, misses the only feature we really want
Google is seeding a new update for its photo digitizer app PhotoScan, but if you didn't like the app to begin with, the new features won't make you magically fall in love with it.
April 20, 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 play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware
Hackers constantly try to slip malware into the Google play store, and they succeed.
March 24, 2017
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Google play Store adds Indie Corner for discovering great indie games
Google wants to help you to discover the great games being made by indie developers.
April 3, 2017
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Google play Store carrier billing support added for Boost Mobile in the US
Boost Mobile is the new carrier in the United States that has been added to the list of network operators that support Google play Store billing. Boost Mobile is the sixth carrier in the US to support this payment method, as it joins a long list comprised of the leading network operators like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon.
April 10, 2017
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Google pushes 7.1.2 to Nexus, Pixel devices, bringing new multitasking for tablets
The update also brings minor changes to Pixel and Nexus phones.
April 3, 2017
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Google preps Allo for a long-awaited desktop client, chat backups
A look at the code in the latest update reveals that Google is working on expanding its messaging app universe.
April 14, 2017
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Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia
Google has reached a settlement with Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service agency in the antitrust case the Russian search rival Yandex had originally filed, claiming Google had violated local competition rules. the case revolved around how Google had required handset makers to pre-load their devices with Google apps and services in order to also gain access the Google play Store application.
April 17, 2017
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Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts
Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, weather, food and drink, entertainment and other interests. the idea here is to give users a different way to explore Google, instead of requiring the entry of a voice or text search query.
March 21, 2017
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Google reintroduces "Free App of the Week" section on the play Store
The Google play Store recently turned five and has rapidly grown to become one of the largest app repositories for mobile devices. the company has now silently introduced a new section on the play Store to give away one free paid app. a similar initiative was carried out by the company in the past but was discontinued without any notice.
March 27, 2017
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Google releases food-delivery and home services app in India
It's only available in two cities for now
April 12, 2017
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Google releases May Android security update; new Pixel and Nexus factory images available
Google has published details of its latest monthly Android security bulletin, and made new factory and OTA images available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Google says that all of the vulnerabilities disclosed in its latest bulletin were revealed to its partners on April 3, 2017 or earlier.
May 1, 2017
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Google releases May security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices
The first day of May marks not just the beginning of the month, but also the release of the next security patch for Android devices. Google has just published the factory images and OTA files, which include the May security patch.
May 1, 2017
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Google releases official Android O video walkthrough for developers
A week after Google released the first Android O Developer Preview to the public, the company has now published a video overview of the new Android version, that's primarily aimed at developers, but should be interesting to others all the same.
March 28, 2017
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Google releases official walkthrough video of Android O's new features
While the first Developer Preview for Android O was released just over a week ago, Google has now released an official walkthrough of its latest OS, and what it will feature once it becomes available to consumers later in the year.
March 28, 2017
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Google removes iOS support in Google play Games Services due to low usage
No, Google doesn't hate Apple, but sometimes the company must make tough decisions for the greater good. That's probably why iOS support in Google play Games Services (GPGS) has been removed.
April 4, 2017
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Google reportedly investing $880M in LG OLED for Pixel phones
The tech giant is trying to make sure there's a great supply of screens for its next generation of homegrown phones, according to the Electronic Times.
April 10, 2017
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Google reportedly pursuing LG display deal so it can actually ship phones this year
They may be curved, too
April 10, 2017
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Google says it's stopped a ton of 'dangerous' Android apps
The company says it's gotten better at keeping potentially harmful apps from reaching Android's 1.4 billion users.
March 22, 2017
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Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar
A new feature rolling out to the Google app and mobile browsers will create a new interface that helps you find local events.
May 10, 2017
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Google shares helpful tips on how to make the most out of the Pixel's camera
That both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL sport excellent cameras, is a secret to nobody at this point. We've been over this many times before, so we won't bore you with unnecessary explanations or super-detailed comparisons with other smartphone cameras.
April 20, 2017
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Google Shortcuts gives you one tap access from your home screen to the information you want
Information has become the new oxygen; we can't live without it. all of us crave the latest info, and our smartphones play right into that desire. Apps, notifications and virtual personal assistants are just the tip of the information iceberg. and we shouldn't forget that delivery speed is important, too.
March 21, 2017
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Google Tango review: Promising Google tech debuts on crappy Lenovo hardware
The 3D sensing abilities are exciting, but not fully baked yet.
December 25, 2016
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Google to developers: Get on the 18:9 bandwagon or get left behind
In a post on its Android developers blog, Google urges developers to tune their apps for the new aspect ratios on the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8.
March 30, 2017
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Google to Push for Faster Android Updates In 2017
Google has announced that they plan on rolling out faster updates for all Android smartphones in 2017. the company noted that nearly half of the more than 1 billion Android smartphones in use did not receive security updates in 2016.
March 22, 2017
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Google Trips update reminds us Google has another travel app, and it's actually pretty great
Now you can automatically see your bus and train reservations, and share your itinerary with friends.
April 27, 2017
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Google tweaks Android Messages to make it easier to start a one-on-one conversation
The latest update brings a useful interface tweak that eliminates the extra tap to start a solo conversation and adds a new group messaging button.
April 25, 2017
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Google tweaks its Photos' info interface to quickly show who's in a pic
The newest update to the app includes a small feature that will make finding the people in your photos a whole lot easier.
April 5, 2017
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Google under pressure: AT&T and Verizon pull their ads from YouTube and other websites over hate speech
U.S. wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T announced that they are pulling their ads from YouTube and millions of other Google-partnered websites. the concerns of the the two largest telecoms in America stem from reports which indicate that Google's automated systems could be displaying their adverts next to websites or videos containing hate speech or various forms of extremism.
March 23, 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 Wallpapers just got a huge update with lots of new goodies
Not even a smiley face in the changelog, Google? Alright, that's fine. We're not mad.
May 3, 2017
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Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble
The new Android O feature aims to make it easier for manufacturers to deliver timely OS updates to their phones.
May 12, 2017
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Google will create custom emoji from your selfies in Allo
Users of Google Allo can now use selfies -- and a little AI jiggery-pokery -- to generate a custom set of emoji. Or, as Google puts it, users can now benefit from "Neural Network-Generated Illustrations in Allo."
May 12, 2017
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Google will open Android to competing search engines in Russia
Android may be an open operating system, but Google's Android -- the version found on most Android devices -- doesn't offer as much freedom. Google's play Store is the largest app store on Android, but to put it on a phone, a manufacturer must abide by Google's terms.
April 17, 2017
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Google will review web apps that want access to its users' data
Based on a new risk assessment process, some apps that want to use Google's identity services might need to undergo a review
May 12, 2017
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Google won't preload its apps in Russia after antitrust settlement
The company will also pay $7.8 million to settle the Android-related complaint
April 17, 2017
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Google: Half of Android devices haven't been patched in a year or more
Company is working on more ways to streamline update process to boost uptake
March 23, 2017
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Google: Half of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016
Google published a "Year in Review" on the topic of Android security. Much of the report is laudable: the company got better at stopping the spread of Potentially Harmful Apps (PHAs) from Google Play. Also, Android Nougat brought file-based encryption and other security features along with it, and more than 735 million devices from over 200 manufacturers received at least one platform security update over the course of 2016. But it's not all good news.
March 23, 2017
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Google's #MyAndroid Taste Test gives bad results. Here's how to make them better
Had a taste of Android theming with the #myAndroid Taste Test?
March 22, 2017
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Google's Allo app has a new AI-powered illustrated selfie feature
It's not as simple as it looks.
May 11, 2017
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Google's Android hacking contest fails to attract exploits
The $200,000 bounty Google offered to hack its Android OS was not enough to tempt researchers
March 31, 2017
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Google's Android Pay adds banks, helps you spend your money
Now you can link the mobile payments service with your accounts at Bank of America, Bank of new Zealand, Discover and more.
April 12, 2017
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Google's CBO Schindler blames the media for putting YouTube's video content issue on the front page
In the U.S., the media is getting beat up. Even Google is accusing the press of making a mountain out of a molehill. Firms like AT&T, Verizon and Walmart have been canceling their ads on Google owned YouTube because they have discovered that their spots are being placed before videos with racist and bigoted content.
April 3, 2017
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Google's Chief Game Designer quits the company citing lack of opportunities
Back in 2013, Google hired veteran game developer Noah Falstein as its very own "Chief Game Designer." Now, we wouldn't blame you if you're having a hard time naming many Google-developed stand-alone games that would necessitate a Chief Game Designer, but we still have to consider that the company is always working on smaller, bite-sized gaming experiences.
April 10, 2017
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Google's Daydream isn't yet compatible with the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Last Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its latest generation Galaxy flagships, the S8 and S8+. While the shiny new handsets are definitely powerful, owners of Google's Daydream VR solution may want to wait a little longer before picking one of these up.
April 3, 2017
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Google's Eric Schmidt confirms the Essential smartphone runs Android
Android co-founder's new phone does in fact run Android
March 28, 2017
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Google's Fuchsia OS now has a UI for smartphones and tablets
Google has been quietly working on a new operating system called Fuchsia OS, that replaces the Linux kernel used in Android with one called Magenta. this open source OS has expanded from being just a command line to having an actual UI for smartphones and tablets. While Google hasn't revealed why Fuchsia exists, it is way too early to even speculate on Google's intentions for the future.
May 8, 2017
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Google's "Fuchsia'' smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI
Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.
May 8, 2017
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Google's latest security report reveals 2016's most patched Android smartphones
Android as a platform hasn't historically been known for its security -- quite the opposite, in fact: there's been tons of reports of malware infecting the operating system, and even Google's own play Store.
March 23, 2017
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Google's latest update for PhotoScan makes it easier to share the nostalgia
This is also a friendly reminder that Google PhotoScan exists and it's worth using -- just in case.
April 19, 2017
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Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo
Google launched Android to the public in 2008, and it has since grown to be the most popular operating system on the planet. Android is still growing and bringing Google services to more consumers than ever, but what comes after Android? Google isn't resting on its laurels -- last year the first open source bits of a new Google OS called Fuchsia appeared online.
May 8, 2017
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Google's mysterious new Fuchsia OS gets a user interface
New operating system's user interface is based on a card-based design for managing multiple apps, Ars Technica reports.
May 8, 2017
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Google's next Pixel smartphones might feature a flexible curved screen
As Google continues to work on the successors to its current Pixel smartphone lineup, more details about their development have come up.
April 10, 2017
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Google's Pixel successor spotted running Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor
It has been a while since the release of Google's Pixel and Pixel XL. Although several months have passed, the handsets are still regarded as one of the better Android device options available, thanks to the speedy software updates and excellent camera. for quite some time now we have been hearing rumors about the Pixel's successor, but it appears that new information has surfaced in regards to its specifications.
April 25, 2017
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Google's Project Treble aims to make slow Android updates a thing of the past
Slow manufacturer updates are a huge problem for Android that doesn't really need an introduction at this point because everyone knows the drill. Google releases new Android Dessert. Anywhere between 3 months to a year later, the update has reached your phone, assuming it isn't older than, say, 18 months. it's not only manufacturers at fault, though. the multi-tiered Android update process is rather convoluted.
May 12, 2017
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Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates
Google releases a new version of Android at least once a year, but the overwhelming majority of users won't see that update for many months--if they see the updates at all. Google's own Pixel and Nexus phones get the software quickly, but everyone else has to wait for multiple parties to do their part. Google is taking a big step toward rectifying Android's update woes with Project Treble. this is Google's attempt to modularize Android in order to make updates faster and maintain compatibility longer.
May 15, 2017
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Google's "Project Treble'' solves one of Android's many update roadblocks
Android's "Vendor Interface" will finally separate the OS from the hardware.
May 12, 2017
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Google's Project Treble will make Android updates faster for all devices
Google I/O is starting soon, but Google may have just pre-announced one of Android O's biggest changes.
May 12, 2017
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Google's Search app now includes Gboard, a widget and expanded 3D Touch
Google's desire for its search engine to become more deeply integrated into the iOS operating system got a big push today -- the company says that its previously standalone keyboard app Gboard is now being bundled with its main iOS Search app. this change was announced alongside a handful of new features, including also support for an array of 3D Touch options and a new Google search widget.
March 28, 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 Wallpapers app now offers even more free, high-res wallpapers
In case you didn't know, Google has its own Wallpaper app. Released last year, at about the same time with the Pixel and Pixel XL, the app is dubbed Google Wallpapers, and it's available for all Android devices.
May 2, 2017
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Great Google apps you didn't know you needed
All Android phones come with a bunch of pre-loaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play.
March 28, 2017
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Grab the Samsung Galaxy S8 weather app widget for your Galaxy S7
This is the time of the year when owners of last year's Samsung Galaxy S handset start feeling a wee bit jealous. for an entire year, they had the top selling Android handset with all of the latest features.
April 3, 2017
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Grokstyle is putting computer vision to work on home decor with $2M in funding
One of the things I've always wanted from technology is the ability to point my phone at something or take a screenshot, and have it say, here's what that thing is and here's where you can buy it. Well, my lavish consumerist dream is starting to come true, and Grokstyle is one company working to make it so -- in this case, automatically identifying furniture and home decor from just about any picture or angle.
April 4, 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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Hackers can crack your password based on how you move your phone while typing, study claims
A study by Newcastle University claims that hackers can crack your password or PIN code based on the movement of your smartphone while typing. Weird as it may seem, the experts say that during the study, they've managed to crack four-digit PINs with 70% accuracy on the first try, and have them guessed by the fifth attempt, relying on nothing more than data collected from motion and orientation sensors.
April 11, 2017
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Hackers can Steal your Smartphone's PIN Via Built-In Motion Sensors
Security experts from the Newcastle University, UK, revealed that the motion sensors built into modern smartphones can make PIN locks virtually useless, as malicious hackers could guess them in up to five tries, at most.
April 11, 2017
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Hackers could have stolen your Hyundai car using a now-patched smartphone app vulnerability
South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has offered its MyHyundai app for a number of years now, with its Blue Link functionality letting users remotely locate, unlock, and even start their car from both their smartphone and Android Wear-powered watch. Researchers from cyber security firm Rapid7, however, discovered that an early December update to the app expanded those features to not just the car's owner, but everyone, thanks to a now-patched exploit.
April 25, 2017
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Hackers promised an iCloud apocalypse -- but probably can't deliver
The leak that cried wolf
March 28, 2017
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Hackers Say they will Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
Hundreds of millions of iPhone owners may be up a creek next month, at least according to a hacker group that claims to have unprecedented access to the devices and is threatening to remotely wipe them clean if Apple doesn't pay up.
March 21, 2017
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Hard-hitting prices for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ tipped again
Hot on the heels of the @evleaks tip that the Galaxy S8 will cost EUR 800 in Europe, and the S8+ will command a hundred more, comes another confirmation that this year's flagship Galaxy edition will be the most expensive in the history of Samsung's top-shelf line.
March 19, 2017
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Have you put a case on your Galaxy S8?
To cover or not to cover your Galaxy S8...
April 27, 2017
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Have you spotted a golden Magikarp in Pokemon Go yet?
With the Water Festival under way, Niantic seems to have more surprises for us than we initially thought. It appears that the first shiny Pokemon has hit Pokemon GO, and it's non other, but Magikarp.
March 27, 2017
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Having ditched Windows 10 Mobile, NuAns is crowdfunding new Neo Reloaded Android 7.1 phone
In February, Japanese manufacturer NuAns confirmed that it was ditching Windows 10 Mobile, and adopting Android 7.1 Nougat for the launch of its next handset. the Neo Reloaded looks very similar to its Windows-based predecessor, but there are some key differences, including a higher-resolution display, a newer processor and, of course, a diverse app ecosystem through the Google play Store.
April 26, 2017
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Having trouble sideloading Android 7.1.2 on your Nexus or Pixel? You're not alone
Sideload is broken with the latest version of ADB. Here's what you need to do.
April 3, 2017
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Hearthstone: Journey to Un'goro is here, and it comes with plenty of additions
Hearthstone is the most popular digital card game by a wide margin, and Blizzard is doing its best to keep it that way. Since its release in 2014, it has already seen five expansions, counting Journey to Un'goro that was launched today.
April 7, 2017
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Hell freezes over (again): iTunes coming to Windows Store
In a brief and, frankly, exceedingly unexpected announcement during its day two Build 2017 keynote, Microsoft announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store. that means anyone who buys a Windows 10 S PC, which is restricted to running apps from the Windows Store, will still be able to access Apple's full iTunes experience.
May 11, 2017
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Hell freezes over: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store
Yes, you did read that correctly. Today at Build Microsoft announces that iTunes is going to appear in the Windows Store by the end of the year. Apple and Microsoft playing ball together like this is a pretty rare occurrence.
May 11, 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 9 best features in Android O
Google released a developer version of Android O, and here are some of our favorite features and why you should actually care.
March 22, 2017
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Here are the crazy detailed battery checks Samsung enforced to make sure the Galaxy S8 does not catch fire
The recalled Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery was probably the biggest disaster for Samsung throughout its whole history of making phones. It seems to have also been the biggest lesson it learned from.
April 19, 2017
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Here are the essential features of Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant
Although Samsung technically revealed its new AI assistant, Bixby, last week, the press release lacked much specifics, going as far as even not showing us its logo. this changed today, as the Samsung Galaxy S8 pair was finally made public, and along with it, we got a much better picture of the assistant's capabilities.
March 29, 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 fixes, improvements, and known issues for Windows 10 Mobile build 15205
While PCs are receiving new builds from the Redstone 3 branch, Windows 10 Mobile devices are getting new builds that are labeled as 'feature2'. Today's build is 15205, and comes alongside PC build 16179.
April 19, 2017
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Here are the fixes, improvements, and known issues for Windows 10 Mobile build 15204
Microsoft released its first Redstone 3 build for phones today, build 15204, which is a preview for the next feature update of Windows 10. It came alongside 16176 for PCs, which only added a feature for the Windows Subsystem for Linux and some OneCore improvements.
April 14, 2017
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Here are the top 5 selling smartphones in Q1 2017 (hint: Apple takes the crown)
Research firm Strategy Analytics today released a report concerning the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017 (January - March).
May 10, 2017
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Here's a good reason for the iPhone 8 to have a vertical dual-cam setup
A handful of alleged iPhone 8 schematics leaked over the last couple of weeks, all of which depicted a device with a vertically-oriented dual camera on the back. as can be expected, this design choice, along with the unusual placement of the fingerprint scanner on one of the schematics, generated quite the backlash online, with a lot of people expressing extremely negative opinions on the aesthetics of this design.
April 28, 2017
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Here's a clear look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 in gold
Samsung has made a habit out of releasing its flagship smartphones in various color variants, and things will be no different with the Galaxy S8. from what we've seen thus far, we are expecting the Galaxy S8 series to have four to six color versions, and one of them should be gold.
March 22, 2017
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Here's all the new stuff in Apple's latest security document
Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public's only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure the massive amounts of data entrusted to them.
March 28, 2017
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Here's another look at Fuchsia, Google's other operating system
Back in August of last year, reports emerged that Google was working on a brand-new OS codenamed Fuchsia, which would run on computers, phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Now, we're getting another peek at the operating system, complete with placeholder graphics.
May 8, 2017
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Here's how Apple can take iOS to 11 (not sorry!)
Eleven ways Apple could take iOS to 11. Seriously.
May 8, 2017
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Here's how secret voice commands could hijack your smartphone
A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say
July 7, 2016
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Here's how secret voice commands in YouTube videos could hijack your smartphone
A muffled voice buried in a YouTube video can take over your phone, researchers say
July 7, 2016
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Here's how the Galaxy S8 stacks up against the iPhone 7
The 2017 smartphone battle begins
March 29, 2017
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Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017
Now that we've gotten a good look at the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, we think the Pixel 2 can still be the phone to beat. Here's what it needs.
May 11, 2017
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Here's how to easily install the new Galaxy S8 launcher on your Galaxy S7/S7 edge (Nougat)
If you own a Galaxy S7 and want to get a taste of the flashy new Galaxy S8/S8+ on your phone, well, we've got good news for you! you can download and install Samsung's new launcher on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge right now, no root required, provided that you have updated your device to Nougat.
April 4, 2017
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Here's how to enable one-handed mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
We've been exploring Galaxy S8 and S8+'s specific accessibility features for a while now, as we believe that you will want to use these on the two top-tier devices.
April 27, 2017
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Here's how to enable or disable fingerprint gestures on the Galaxy S8 and S8+
One thing that's true for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is that they are rather tall phones that definitely require some getting used to. Placing the fingerprint scanner that high definitely does not help with the overall usability of the phone.
April 25, 2017
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Here's how to enable or disable the floating camera shutter button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Although the Samsung Experience skin on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now sleeker and more straightforward than ever, it's still bulging with useful features whose sole purpose is to aid users in their everyday tasks.
April 26, 2017
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Here's how to get your unsupported Windows phone to upgrade to the Creators Update
Earlier today, Microsoft offered the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update to the release Preview ring of the Windows Insider Program. While only 13 phones are eligible for the official upgrade, the Feedback Hub announcement said that those handsets that lost support would be able to continue receiving updates via the Insider Program.
April 25, 2017
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Here's how to use FreeTime, Amazon's answer to Google's Family Link parental control app
Previously only available on Amazon devices, the FreeTime app for Android lets parents control what their kids can see on their phones and how long they can use them.
May 3, 2017
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Here's how you can edit roads right in Google Maps
The new feature in the Android app and on the web isn't so easy to find.
May 4, 2017
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Here's our best view yet of the Galaxy S8
Front to back, this is the best view of the Galaxy S8 so far.
March 19, 2017
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Here's what it took to break the LG G6's screen
We dropped the G6 from different heights onto some rough surfaces and discovered that not all the glass is made equal on this phone.
May 3, 2017
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Here's what the Galaxy S8's 5100mAh power bank accessory will look like
It's fair to assume that the Galaxy S8 will be arriving with a refreshed accessory lineup.
March 21, 2017
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Here's what we know Samsung's Bixby assistant can do on the Galaxy S8
Samsung's new virtual assistant, Bixby, is a different sort of thing than what you're used to. Where Siri, Google, and Alexa are focused on collecting and understanding information out on the internet and then answering your questions about it, Bixby is trying to help you use your own phone.
March 29, 2017
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Here's why I'm OK with the Galaxy S8's rear fingerprint sensor
Let's celebrate this good decision by Samsung.
March 31, 2017
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Here's Why the Displays in new Phones Are So Weird and Wide
Most of the major smartphones of spring have been announced, and we noticed something curious. the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are both rocking big displays with an aspect ratio larger than the 16:9 you're used to on your phones, television and desktop displays. These phones have some of the widest aspect ratios ever seen on a mobile device. is this the future of our smartphones or just another fad (like modular handsets)?
March 31, 2017
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Hi-Fi version of the LG G6 with Quad DAC and Dual SIM capabilities surfaces in Singapore
Just the other day, we told you that the LG G6 variant sporting Quad DAC would soon be available in regions outside of Korea. One country that is greeting the device with open arms starting today is Australia. another country that will be offering this version of LG's new flagship is Singapore.
April 13, 2017
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Hidden tricks you didn't know your iPhone could do
10 Features to Keep In Mind.
May 15, 2017
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High-end smartphones account for just 29% of Samsung's sales in Q1 2017
Samsung is relying on the mid-range segment to drive growth.
March 27, 2017
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Hitman Has a new App, and His 6Th Elusive Target Has a Twin
Seeing double.
July 7, 2016
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Hive dropping its Windows phone app for a web replacement
If you're using a Windows phone to help control your Hive based home then this information isn't going to be particularly welcome. the British Gas-owned company is emailing its customers using the app to let them know it's being dropped.
May 9, 2017
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Hong Kong version of Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile networks
You might be ecstatic over your new Samsung Galaxy S8+. But if you live in the U.S., you brain might be nudging you about the version of the phone that features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Yes, that is a 50% hike from the 4GB of RAM on your Galaxy S8+, not to mention the doubling of native storage.
April 28, 2017
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Honor 5X Marshmallow update with EMUI 4.0 now rolling out
The Honor 5X is now receiving its Marshmallow update which also brings EMUI 4.0 along with it. as you'd expect, Marshmallow brings great new features like Doze, enhanced permission controls, now on Tap and more to the phone, but that isn't all.
July 7, 2016
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Honor 6C goes official in Europe with mid-range specs, metal body
Today was a special day for Honor, as the Chinese company introduced its Honor 8 Pro flagship killer in Europe. Along with the smartphone announcement, Honor debuted a beta program for customers in the United States.
April 5, 2017
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Honor 6X finally gets its Android Nougat update, EMUI 5.0 included
Honor USA just informed us that, starting today, May 2, it's rolling out an official Android Nougat update to its 6X smartphone.
May 2, 2017
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Honor 6X is getting an interface makeover with its Nougat update
The latest software rollout includes all the features of Android 7.0 Nougat, as well as the revamped EMUI 5.0.
May 2, 2017
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Honor 6X to receive Nougat update sometime in March
The Honor 6X is soon getting the update it needed from day one.
February 3, 2017
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Honor 8 Pro combines big screen with dual-cam and large battery
Huawei's sub-brand Honor has today released its latest flagship -- the Honor 8 Pro, which plays on a very similar level as the main brand's Mate 9 and P10 high-end models. the 8 Pro features the same Kirin 960 chipset as the Huawei handsets and combines it with a generous 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via a microSD-slot. Despite a large 4,000 mAh battery the device is very slim and the front is covered by a 5.7" Quad-HD display.
April 5, 2017
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Honor 8 Pro goes West: VR-ready elegance with best-in-class battery
Just as rumored, the Honor V9 has been officially brought from China to the European shores as the Honor 8 Pro, making it is one of the best phablets you'll be able to order there this season, at a pretty reasonable price of 549 EUR for the 6 GB model to boot.
April 5, 2017
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Honor 8 Pro review: Killer flagship
Honor's biggest, highest-end handset is a supersized, supercharged version of one of our favorite affordable flagships of the past year, offering a gorgeous design, speedy performance and legendary battery life for less money than you'd expect to pay.
April 5, 2017
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Honor 8 Pro specs
High-end Honor handset has hearty Huawei hardware.
April 5, 2017
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Honor 8 to get Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in Feb 2017
Something Nougat this way comes.
December 22, 2016
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Honor 9 announcement date set for June 27, press invite teases dual-camera setup for low-light photography
The Honor 9 will be announced on June 27th, if the latest leak for the device is anything to go by. Today, reliable tipster Roland Quandt uploaded an image which could very well be the official press invite for an Honor event scheduled to take place on the above date in Berlin.
May 15, 2017
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Honor phone for paupers goes upmarket, assails flagships
Confused by the new Huawei? you should be
April 5, 2017
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Honor wants a few brave Americans to beta test its buggiest software
Honor is launching a beta program for its current hardware and upcoming software. you can sign up now!
April 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 can I protect my browsing history from my ISP?
There's no foolproof way to be 100% anonymous, but you don't have to just give away your data without a fight.
March 30, 2017
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How do apps work on Samsung DeX?
A full-featured desktop operating system embedded into your smartphone? it's nearly possible with Samsung DeX.
May 16, 2017
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How do you feel about Windows 10 Mobile today?
After a week of seemingly all bad news, how are you feeling about Windows 10 Mobile?
April 12, 2017
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How Google's Project Treble will help fix one of Android's oldest problems
How Google can build one update that works everywhere.
May 12, 2017
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How I Use Android: Evie Launcher founder and Twitter Cards creator Russ d'Sa
An accomplished developer explains how search and simplicity power his personal philosophy for mobile tech organization.
March 30, 2017
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How IoT is Hastening the 10G Transition
All sorts of devices that previously existed in isolation are getting connected to networks as part of the Internet of Things. No business can escape the looming demands on the network and the key will be to make the transition to 10 Gigabit (10G) LAN connectivity.
July 7, 2016
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How is your Google Pixel holding up?
How well has your Google Pixel survived you?
April 13, 2017
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How long does it take to unlock the Galaxy S8?
Face recognition, iris scanning, and fingerprints -- regardless of which unlocking mechanism you choose, there's a method to all this madness.
April 20, 2017
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How Microsoft could ensure 'Surface phone' success
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella arrested the attention of tech pundits and Windows phone fans last year when he promised a Microsoft branded "ultimate mobile device."
April 24, 2017
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How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone case?
Even in today's oversaturated market, a decent smartphone is still not a cheap commodity. If you want a good-looking device, with stable performance, a decent camera, and good battery life, chances are you'd have to shell out more than $300 for your purchase. and if you want the best of the best... well, we all know how high flagship prices can go.
April 11, 2017
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How Samsung Built the Galaxy S8 to Redefine What's Possible in Safety
The Galaxy S8 not only opens new possibilities to do and see more with an enhanced design and best-in-class Galaxy foundation, it also redefines what's possible in safety. this is evidenced by recent improvements in the device's battery design at both the hardware and software levels, new and enhanced multi-layer safety measures and protocol at the product planning stage, and the company's 8-Point Battery Safety Check.
April 19, 2017
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How Samsung will sell 'safe' with Galaxy S8
From tweaks to the battery to a more stringent testing process, Samsung is pulling out all the stops to ensure a safer phone.
March 31, 2017
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How the iPhone could save mobile AR from Facebook and Snapchat
Will Apple make augmented reality more useful than simply a digital Halloween costume shop?
May 4, 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 your OnePlus 3/3T's secret diagnostic tools
If you're using a desktop or a laptop, there are a number of diagnostic tools built into your operating system that you can use to check various components of your computer. When you're using your smartphone, however, you might feel as though you have to install a bunch of apps to do the same job.
April 25, 2017
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How to back up an iPhone before repair and possible replacement
A lot of regular Mac and iOS users assume there's some kind of magic they're missing in running their devices and troubleshooting problems. I would like to assure you that those who have spent their professional lives digging into the innards of OSes and diagnosing problems encounter the very same issues you do. we may have more tricks up our sleeves, but we're not immune.
April 4, 2017
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How to bring back the app drawer button on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
So, you've got your hands on Samsung's gorgeous new Galaxy S8 or S8+, or may be buying one in the near future, and you're wondering, "where the heck is the app drawer button?''
April 25, 2017
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How to cancel your Google play Music subscription
Here's how you can cancel your Google play Music subscription
May 2, 2017
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How to change the color of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ navbar
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ now come with virtual on-screen navigation buttons, which have been a staple for many other Android phone makers for a good while, but are actually a first for Samsung and its flagship S line of handsets. Well, virtual is not entirely accurate, as Samsung does provide a pressure-sensitive lower midsection on the phones' screen where the home button kicks and screams when pressed harder, but we digress.
April 25, 2017
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How to choose the right smartphone for you
Make Sense of Operating Systems, Specs, and More
May 4, 2017
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How to clean and disinfect your Android smartphone
Regardless of the Android phone you're carrying, make sure it's clean enough for you -- and your loved ones, too.
May 5, 2017
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How to clean and disinfect your iPhone
The world is gross. You're a little gross. But that's okay, because there are a few easy things you can do to keep yourself and your tech sanitized on the go.
May 5, 2017
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How to configure a VPN on Windows 10 Mobile
How do I set up a VPN on my phone?
April 3, 2017
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How to connect non-USB professional studio microphones to your PC
Buying a dedicated microphone for your PC is a great investment to enhance the audio recorded for streaming, videos, gaming, communication, and podcasts. Here's how you can hook it up to your PC.
March 27, 2017
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How to customize the Galaxy S8 navigation bar and home button
It's easy to change the color or swap the order of your Galaxy S8's software keys.
April 25, 2017
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How to customize the Galaxy S8's Always on Display
Samsung has slowly improved its Always on Display -- here's how to get started with it.
April 27, 2017
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How to customize the software navigation buttons on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are pioneering devices for Samsung in many areas, including one not so major one - software buttons. Up until now, all Galaxy devices have arrived with hardware buttons, placed on the bottom bezel, but the latest flagship generation shows a change of heart.
April 25, 2017
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How to delete your Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ browser history (clear browser cache)
So, you bought yourself one of them flashy new Galaxy S8/S8+ smartphones, eh? You'll be happy to know that the iris and fingerprint scanners on your high-tech gadget will do a great job at protecting your privacy against prying eyes.
April 18, 2017
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How to disable those pesky open Wi-Fi notifications on your Android device
We've all seen it - that one pesky notification that pops up when open Wi-Fi networks are available in your immediate vicinity.
May 2, 2017
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How to disable Windows Phone notifications in Windows 10 PC
If you own a Windows Phone, you'll be able to see its notifications on your PC when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update releases on August 2nd. If you don't want to wait, you can preview the Notification Mirroring feature with recent builds from the Windows Insider Program. While it can be useful to many people, I don't like my PC getting bombarded with notifications from my phone.
July 7, 2016
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How to download and install iOS 10.3.2 on your iPhone or iPad
How do I install iOS 10.3.2? Here's how!
May 15, 2017
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How to edit the Air Command menu on the Galaxy Tab S3
The S Pen is already pretty great. you can make it even better by customizing its companion Air Command dock.
March 30, 2017
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How to enable Google Maps' location sharing feature on your phone right now
Did you hear about that saucy new Google Maps feature that will let you easily share your real-time location.
March 29, 2017
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How to enable or disable the LG G6's camera roll -- and why you may want to leave it off
The LG G6 lets you see a scrolling strip of recent photos, but you may want to leave it off for quicker camera load times.
April 24, 2017
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How to enable the app drawer on the LG G6
Ah, the app drawer. One of the most basic amenities of the Android smartphone, a single place for all your apps. One tap or swipe away from your home screen, the app drawer is always there to ensure order in a world of chaos. and yet, some are not fond of it.
April 25, 2017
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How to encrypt data before storing it in the cloud (and why you should)
Are my files encrypted when I save them to the cloud?
March 28, 2017
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How to fix LG G6 battery life problems
There are several ways to make sure your battery goes the full day, every day.
March 23, 2017
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How to get a black screen on your red iPhone
It's possible to hook your red iPhone up with a totally black screen, but you'll need some parts, some tools and a willingness to void your warranty.
March 27, 2017
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How to get a Linux terminal on Android
The Linux terminal comes to Android with the help of a simple, easy-to-use app called Termux. Here's how to install and use Termux to give your Android a taste of Linux.
July 7, 2016
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How to get Android O on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)
Here's how to get the Android O Developer Preview on your Nexus or Pixel device.
March 21, 2017
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How to get driving directions in Google Maps
Google Maps lets you easily navigate with turn-by-turn directions for various forms of transportation.
April 19, 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 notifications of specific Gmail messages on your Android phone
Try this trick to stay on top of important email while staying out of your inbox.
March 21, 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 Alexa's voice recognition
It's time to send Alexa to voice training school.
May 11, 2017
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How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update
Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access. Here's how a handy tool will give you more control over when the lock kicks in.
April 10, 2017
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How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad
AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
May 9, 2017
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How to Keep Phone Notifications from Ruining your Life
Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, getting an email or a weather forecast popping up on a smartphone felt like magic--but now the technological novelty of these alerts has worn off. We're growing sick of the constant interruptions. Mobile notifications are undoubtedly useful, but you need to make them smart.
April 13, 2017
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How to Keep Web Browsing Private on your iPhone and iPad
The U.S. Congress recently made it legal for your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to track and sell information about what you do online. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep secure your email and maintain your web browsing privacy.
May 15, 2017
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How to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once
How do you can listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Easily, but you'll need a family plan!
May 15, 2017
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How to make a backup of any app installed on your phone
Finding old versions of apps can be tough, but backing them up yourself isn't!
May 9, 2017
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How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo
The latest update lets you create stickers in your likeness and send them to your friends.
May 12, 2017
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How to make sure your phone works on a prepaid alternative carrier
Here's how to make sure your unlocked or pre-owned phone will work with an alternative carrier.
March 19, 2017
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How to Make Web Browsing on an Android Device More Secure
American citizens can now have their online activities tracked by their ISP (Internet Service Provider) and that information sold, thanks to a decision made last month by the U.S. Congress. There are some steps Android users can take to protect their privacy, however.
May 15, 2017
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How to make your phone look like a Galaxy S8
Say what you will about Samsung's software -- and I can say plenty -- it's a very distinctive look.
March 31, 2017
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How to manage and use iOS Notifications
Making Notifications Great Again
May 11, 2017
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How to move apps to your SD card on the Galaxy S8
Save some internal storage by moving apps to your SD card.
May 11, 2017
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How to move your Gear VR game saves to a new phone
Save your Gear VR progress when moving between Samsung Galaxy devices!
May 1, 2017
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How to play SteamVR games with your iPhone
Turn your iPhone into a real VR experience.
April 7, 2017
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How to prep your phone for offline use
The internet isn't quite everywhere yet, so here's what you need to do to survive your next commute, flight, camping trip, or whenever you want to disconnect.
March 23, 2017
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How to prevent your data from being searched at the U.S. border
The best way to keep your data from being searched is to leave it behind.

How to unlock your iPhone before selling it
Be a good sport and unlock your iPhone before selling it.
May 3, 2017
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May 8, 2017
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How to protect your smartphone privacy
Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you
April 19, 2017
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How to quickly calculate a tip on your iPhone
Learn how you can use Siri or the iPhone Calculator app to quickly add a tip to a bill.
May 8, 2017
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How to quickly launch the Galaxy S8 camera with the power button
The Galaxy S8's camera shortcut has moved from the home button to the power button. Here's how it works!
April 10, 2017
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How to rearrange the Galaxy S8 icons with a tap for easier one-handed use
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships offer 83% screen-to-body ratio, the best in its class, and one of the best ever on an Android phone this side of the Xiaomi Mi Mix slab. the achievement is a result of extremely thin top and bottom bezels, curved screen sides, and new 18.5:9 aspect ratio for the display.
April 4, 2017
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How to restore the app drawer button on the Galaxy S8 -- or disable it altogether
It's easy to bring back the 'all apps' button, or disable the app drawer altogether and see all your apps on your home screens.
April 17, 2017
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How to save your home and work addresses in Google Maps
Save your home and work addresses to get directions faster.
April 5, 2017
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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps
The new option lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.
April 26, 2017
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How to save your text messages
Back up your SMS history
April 27, 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 reminders and update to-do lists with Siri
"Hey Siri, add paper towels to the shopping list" is one of those things that makes you feel like you're living in the future.
May 2, 2017
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How to set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study)
Regression testing is one of the most time-consuming tasks when developing a mobile Android app. Using myMail as a case study, I'd like to share my experience and advice on how to build a flexible and extensible automated testing system for Android smartphones -- from scratch.
April 4, 2017
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How to set up and use iCloud Drive on Windows 10
It's easy to get your Apple files on your Windows 10 PC. Here's one way to do it.
April 3, 2017
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How to set up Google Photos
Never lose a photo again, once you've set up Google Photos.
March 27, 2017
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How to set up iCloud on Windows 10
If you're using an iPhone or iPad alongside Windows 10, here's how to get up and running with iCloud.
April 3, 2017
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How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8
Set it up so that all you have to do is touch the back sensor to unlock the phone.
April 17, 2017
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How to share your location in Google Maps
Google Maps lets you easily share your location with friends and family.
April 7, 2017
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How to switch from Windows Phone to iPhone
If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here's how you bring all your data with you.
May 11, 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 S8
You've got two simple ways to grab a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
March 29, 2017
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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the highest-profile phones of 2017, but you know what's missing on both? That's right, none of these two phones has the signature Samsung physical home key. Instead, you get an on-screen button that simulates a taptic press via a smart vibration engine.
April 6, 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 track your Android phone
How do I track my Android phone? There are quite a few tools at your disposal.
July 7, 2016
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How to transform your smartphone into a real-world Star Trek tricorder
Move over, James T. Kirk.
March 24, 2017
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How to Tune in to Unpacked 2017
It's almost here! T-minus 24 hours to go until Samsung Electronics' newest Galaxy device makes its debut at Unpacked 2017 in new York.
March 28, 2017
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How to turn off Galaxy Apps notifications on the Galaxy S8
No, I don't want to hear about your promotions.
May 11, 2017
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How to turn off icon notification badges on the Galaxy S8
This could be your favorite feature ... or it could annoy you every single day.
April 27, 2017
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How to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S8, or any other smartphone, quickly and safely
Your two-year contract is almost up and you can't wait to switch to another carrier, that has cheaper plans and better options. your mobile data is never enough, and on top of everything you pay absurd roaming fees every time you travel.
April 18, 2017
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How to upload videos to YouTube
Uploading videos on YouTube is easier than you thought.
April 25, 2017
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How to Use 1Blocker to Hide Everything that Annoys you on Mobile Sites
You're browsing the web on your iPhone when you come across a pop-up box asking you to subscribe to a newsletter. You: A) frantically search for the little "X" to make it go away, B) Roll your eyes and press the back button to leave, or C) Wish you could get rid of those annoying pop-ups while still reading your favorite sites.
March 28, 2017
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How to use Apple Pay without a credit card
Did you know you can use Apple Pay, even if you don't want to use a physical credit or debit card? Here's how!
May 11, 2017
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How to use Apple's new Clips app
These things are going to get everywhere...
April 7, 2017
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How to use Find My AirPods in iOS 10.3
The Find My iPhone app has a new trick in iOS 10.3--locating a misplaced set of AirPods. Well, if they're on and connected, anyway.
April 3, 2017
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How to use Find My iPhone and Find My Mac, the best part of iCloud
Find your iPhone, iPad, and Mac aren't new, but they're often forgotten when setting up a system--or when a device goes missing.
March 27, 2017
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How to use gestures to become an Android home screen expert
Gestures have been an iconic piece of the mobile computing experience since the beginning -- even without an icon.
April 10, 2017
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How to use GIPHY to turn GIFs into Live Photos
Want to learn how to turn GIFs into Live Photos using GIPHY? it's easy! Here's how.
May 16, 2017
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How to use Google Maps offline
Download maps so you can access them even when you're offline.
March 30, 2017
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How to use indoor maps in Google Maps
Easily navigate malls and department stores with indoor maps.
March 22, 2017
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How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia
MAME's mission is to emulate multiple arcade and home gaming consoles, as well as older PCs.
April 28, 2017
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How to use Media Volume Sync on the Galaxy S8
Bluetooth volume can be a little odd.
May 2, 2017
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How to use Multi Window on the Samsung Galaxy S8
Make the most out of the Galaxy S8 screen with Multi Window mode.
May 10, 2017
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How to use one-handed mode on the Galaxy S8
Not everyone has the same sized hands.
May 2, 2017
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How to use public transit directions in Google Maps
Google Maps is an amazing resource for finding public transit information.
March 29, 2017
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How to use the blue light filter on the Galaxy S8
In lieu of turning off our screens altogether, we're focusing on limiting blue light.
May 4, 2017
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How to use the Calculator app on iPhone
Whether you need to add or subtract, the Calculator app's got your back.
May 4, 2017
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How to use the Galaxy S8 app scaling settings
Spoiler: they don't do much. it's full screen or bust.
April 11, 2017
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How to use Windows 10's Dynamic Lock to secure your PC when you walk away
Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access.
April 10, 2017
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How to view your location history in Google Maps
See where you've traveled with Google Maps.
April 4, 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 10 review 2017: the forgotten classic
When I first reviewed the HTC 10, I called it "the best Android smartphone you're not buying." a year after its release, both of those assertions continue to hold water: the HTC 10 is still a really solid phone ... but it's still not selling well enough to stave off the regular flow of bad news.
April 12, 2017
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HTC Desire 530 is coming to the U.S.
Will the $179 mid-ranger make as much of a splash as its paint scheme? That's the question.
July 7, 2016
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HTC is reportedly releasing a new U phone that makes better use of its bezels
The new handset looks to have a Snapdragon 835 chip and use touch-sensitive bezels to control the screen.
March 28, 2017
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HTC launches U11 flagship smartphone
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC today launched it latest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. the new model's stand-out features is called Edge Sense. It lets you squeeze the phone's edge in order to execute specific actions, for example take a picture.
May 16, 2017
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HTC looks to put the squeeze on the S8 with a new grip-sensing flagship phone
Even before the U Ultra was available for purchase, HTC was already teasing a better phone on the horizon, one that takes full advantage of the next-generation Snapdragon 835 processor. now it looks like it will arrive on the heels of the Galaxy S8, and it could be one of the most interesting handsets of the year.
April 20, 2017
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HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US
HTC launched the first two Android smartphones as part of a close partnership with Google back in 2008 and 2009, and for a time it was one of the top Android device makers. It was later eclipsed by Samsung, LG, and more recently Chinese firms like Huawei. After struggling recently, analysts at BayStreet Research are now predicting HTC won't even bother to launch a flagship smartphone in the US next year. the rationale for this prediction is surprisingly believable.
December 20, 2016
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HTC One A9 gets Android 7.0 in India, eight months behind Google's Nougat rollout
When HTC unveiled the One A9 in October 2015, it promised that it would bring the latest Android updates to the handset within 15 days of their release to Google's Nexus devices. HTC later abandoned that commitment, and even after Google had released its Android 7.0 Nougat update in August 2016, it provided no clear indication of when it would bring that new version of the OS to the One A9.
April 20, 2017
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HTC One M9 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T
It appears that AT&T is one of the last major carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9. T-Mobile and Sprint have already pushed out the update months ago, not to mention that the unlocked models have been upgraded to Nougat early this year.
May 16, 2017
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HTC One X10 is official with 4,000mAh battery and metal body
Coming to Russia for the equivalent of $355.
April 14, 2017
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HTC One X10 mid-ranger is official in Russia; phone carries a 4000mAh battery
HTC has issued a press release. the phone will be launched in Russia this month in black and silver, priced at the equivalent of $355 USD.
April 13, 2017
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HTC One X10 unveiled, with 5.5-inch 1080p display, octa-core processor, and 4000mAh battery
After leaked photos and other details in recent months, the HTC One X10 has now made its official debut. the device was announced in Russia, but it's not yet clear when it will be made available in other markets.
April 14, 2017
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HTC posts revenue decline for April as its U phones failed to catch on
HTC hasn't shared its financial results for the first quarter, but it published its revenue for April and things aren't looking up. the company sees a 9% decrease in revenue, with a 6% drop in total revenue year-over-year. this is an indicator that sales of HTC's newest smartphones, the U Ultra and the U Play, came lower than expected.
May 8, 2017
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HTC releases update for unlocked One M9 with March security patches and 'system enhancement'
HTC has released an update for the One M9, its high-end handset that it unveiled in March 2015. the company began upgrading the One M9 to Android 7.0 Nougat in December, but the latest update doesn't bring any of the newer versions of the OS - Android 7.1, 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 - to the device.
April 10, 2017
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HTC squeezes a lot of stuff in this teaser video for the HTC U 11
HTC wants you to squeeze its upcoming phone.
April 28, 2017
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HTC to Unveil new Squeezable Smartphone Next Month
HTC has begun dropping hints regarding their upcoming smartphone, codenamed Ocean, prior to the launch event scheduled for May 16. It was previously reported that the device would launch under the HTC U brand and will feature a unique input method. the phone will reportedly allow users to control some functions by squeezing the device. this system has reportedly been dubbed Edge Sense.
April 21, 2017
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HTC U 11 arrives at GFXBench, stays long enough to drop off latest specs
With the HTC U 11 expected to be unveiled on May 16th, we already have an idea of what to expect from the phone specs-wise. of course, it is always interesting to see what specs pop up on the benchmark sites. the HTC U 11 already appeared on Geekbench at the end of last month; exactly a month before that, it was featured on AnTuTu. Today, HTC's next flagship phone surfaced on GFXBench.
May 10, 2017
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HTC U 11 first camera comparison versus the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6
After making weird and not-at-all successful experiments with smartphone cameras in the past, HTC is making sure its new flagship does not skimp in this vital area. the HTC U 11 arrives with a 12MP main camera that has a really large F1.7 aperture, DualPixel autofocus, 1.4μm pixels that sound rather promising for low-light performance, and optical image stabilization as a cherry on top. you read that right, there is no laser autofocus aboard as HTC has opted for the DualPixel autofocusing technology.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 first promo videos are out, watch them here
So, the HTC U 11 is finally official, and it's a beautiful piece of glossy, deeply reflective hardware. as expected, the new phone carried on and evolved the design language of the HTC U Ultra to become one of 2017's shiniest flagships.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets a brand new UltraPixel 3 camera: here is what has changed
The HTC UltraPixel branding has been around for quite some time now -- since 2013, to be exact, when it made its debut on the striking HTC One. It was an unorthodox approach, to say the least, relying on less megapixels, but greater pixel size to supposedly deliver better photos.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 gets both Google and Alexa in select markets; phone has IP67 certification
The HTC U 11 has finally been introduced, and fans of the manufacturer will be ecstatic to find out that HTC's next flagship will feature the water resistance that they have been begging for. During this morning's unveiling of the phone, HTC announced that the U 11 has an IP67 certification rating. that means that the unit can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 is a new flagship smartphone that doesn't suck
HTC today finally unveils a high-end Android smartphone that you might actually want to buy. it's called the U 11 and it comes with pretty much everything you can expect in a flagship in 2017, save for that awkward, tall display that you see on rivals like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 is dead on arrival
This company, HTC, was once at the forefront of mobile tech innovation, and only one of three companies that managed to make any kind of profit on Android -- an achievement in itself. Now, with those beautiful times long behind it, it's desperately trying not to drown in the vast ocean of the mobile industry.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 price, release date and carrier availability
The HTC U 11 is the company's most important phone for 2017: it is the flagship model, the one packed with the most powerful hardware and the best of HTC innovation and design. we have already got plentiful coverage of the HTC U11: you can see our official news covering the details, our hands-on impressions with the device and a separate article focusing on the innovative Squeeze functionality and its inner workings.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 receives "3C" certification in China; compulsory test makes sure products are safe to use
Forewarned is forearmed they say, which is why certification labs exist around the world. These places take consumer devices and put them through a series of tough tests that replicate years of usage. this way, if a particular product is a fire hazard, or is likely to give someone a shock, manufacturers can be alerted by having the product fail the test. In China, every product imported, distributed or sold in the country must go through similar testing to receive its China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C).
May 11, 2017
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HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn't HTC's real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a "good" 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren't exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. and this isn't just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining -- these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we've been seeing recently.
May 15, 2017
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HTC U 11 size comparison versus the Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, iPhone 7, OnePlus 3T, and Sony XZ Premium
HTC just unveiled its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11, a phone that's just begging to be squeezed!
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 takes top spot in DxOMark Mobile ranking
With an overall score of 90, the newly announced HTC U 11 is the highest-rated smartphone camera ever tested by DxO and has taken the top-spot in the DxOMark Mobile ranking from the Google Pixel.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 versus Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!
In case you've missed the news, the HTC's U 11 flagship is now official.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 versus HTC 10: the new features
Part of the reason why the pair didn't enjoy a lot of limelight was the fact that it came out packing Snapdragon's last year flagship CPU, when people were getting excited for the brand new, more powerful, and more battery-friendly Snapdragon 835.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 versus HTC U Ultra: what are the differences?
So, earlier this year, HTC announced a high-end smartphone -- the HTC U Ultra. It was a weird time to announce a top-tier handset -- it was right after the holiday season, meaning people have already done their shopping for the months to come, and just before Qualcomm started mass-producing its latest-and-greatest chipset -- the Snapdragon 835. So, the U Ultra is a 2017 smartphone with the top-shelf hardware of 2016, which is a bit of a weird call.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more
A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. the phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube.
May 15, 2017
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HTC U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording, new video teaser suggests
HTC wants us to get excited about its upcoming flagship smartphone - the HTC U 11. the handset will be officially announced next week, on May 16, but, before that, HTC released a new video teaser to keep our interest piqued.
May 11, 2017
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HTC U 11's Edge Sense squeeze feature: useful or gimmick?
Today, HTC announced its 2017 flagship -- the HTC U11. with a marketing campaign spearheaded by the slogan "Squeeze for the brilliant'', we had to wonder "What is this all about?''.
May 16, 2017
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HTC U could arrive with IP57 rating and no headphone jack
While HTC has slashed the price on its latest handset, the U Ultra, its upcoming 'U' codenamed Ocean has been gaining more attention thanks to a number of leaks that have emerged over the past month. According to the latest information, the handset will offer protection against the elements with its IP57 rating and will also follow the unpopular trend of not offering a headphone jack.
April 17, 2017
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HTC U (Ocean) to feature IP57 certification rating against dust and water
ROM developer @LlabTooFeR has a solid record when it comes to revealing features about HTC devices, In a series of three tweets disseminated today, he posted some interesting information about the manufacturer's upcoming flagship phone, the HTC U (codenamed Ocean).
April 17, 2017
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HTC U rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn't HTC's real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a "good" 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren't exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high.
April 21, 2017
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HTC U rumored to ditch headphone jack, pick up IP57 water resistance
HTC's first global flagship with water resistance.
April 17, 2017
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HTC U shows up on benchmark site dressed for flagship weather
It was just yesterday when we passed along a rumor from serial tipster Evan Blass about HTC's next flagship phone. Despite using the code name Ocean, there doesn't seem to be anything fishy about the HTC U, which Blass has pegged for a mid-to-late April unveiling, and a launch in early May. While the device happened to be discovered on the AnTuTu web site this morning as the HTC CBP; the specs listed match the ones we were told about yesterday for the HTC U.
March 29, 2017
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HTC U to feature Bluetooth 5.0
The other day, serial tipster Evan Blass revealed an image allegedly showing off HTC's next flagship phone, the HTC U. According to another active source by the name of Roland Quandt, the device has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG.
April 19, 2017
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HTC U Ultra gets its first major software update
Today, April 5, the HTC U Ultra is receiving its first important software update - just a couple of weeks after the handset was released in the US and other markets around the world.
April 5, 2017
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HTC U Ultra review:
This gorgeous big phone costs too damn much
March 24, 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 U Ultra review: a big beauty that's plagued with problems
HTC's first flagship since the 10 is too big, too crippled, and too expensive to be considered as a phone worth buying.
March 27, 2017
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HTC U Ultra Review: Disappointment by a Thousand Cuts
HTC's oversized flagship is full of recycled ideas and poor execution
April 6, 2017
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HTC U Ultra second opinion: U expect more
HTC's first phablet in years is a perfectly fine phone that feels a little half-baked in places -- and for $750... well, you expect more.
March 23, 2017
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HTC U Ultra versus Google Pixel and HTC 10: cameras compared
Several days ago, we published a camera comparison between HTC's latest high-end Android phone, the HTC U Ultra, and three other phones known for their great cameras, namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G6, and the iPhone 7 Plus. the results ' Samsung's flagship from last year took the top spot, followed closely by the LG G6.
April 12, 2017
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HTC U: how 'Edge Sense' will work on HTC's next flagship
The HTC U may have a seriously cool, unique feature, and this is how it will work.
April 3, 2017
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HTC unveils 'squeezy' water-resistant U 11 flagship with Snapdragon 835, priced at $649
In mid-January, HTC unveiled a new flagship phone, the U Ultra, featuring a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and dual displays, similar to the LG V10 and V20. a day later, the company said that it was significantly reducing the size of its product range in 2017, and ruled out launching a 'HTC 11' to succeed the 10.
May 16, 2017
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HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support
The U 11 has a stunning "liquid" body, and features Edge Sense, which lets you launch various apps with a squeeze of your hand.
May 16, 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 2017 flagship U 11 woos audiophiles and bundles Alexa
But is it enough?
May 16, 2017
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HTC's low-end, micro-splashed Desire 530 is coming to the US this month
$179 unlocked
July 7, 2016
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HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors
At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC's plans, the actual name of the manufacturer's next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That's right, make way for the HTC U 11. the device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.
April 21, 2017
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HTC's next flagship smartphone will reportedly feature customizable sensors in the metal band
Edge Sense
March 28, 2017
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HTC's slick, budget-friendly Desire 530 is heading stateside
Like most of the company's phones, the Desire 530 looks slick. It sports a trim 8.3mm profile and has a thin bezel on either side of its screen. on the back you'll find what HTC calls a "multi splash" design -- it looks like spots of paint on a blank canvas (which is much nicer than it sounds).
July 7, 2016
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HTC's Squishy new Phone Has all the Things--Even Alexa
Imagine You're HTC. you were once atop the smartphone heap, making some of the best-designed and most impressive Android devices on the planet. Life was so exciting! Then everyone else kept improving, and you didn't. Samsung, and Apple, and Xiaomi, and Oppo, and, well, just about everybody passed you by. You're trying to get back into the game. what do do you?
May 16, 2017
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HTC's streetwear-inspired budget phone arrives in the US
An unlocked Desire 530 will set you back $179.
July 7, 2016
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HTC's 'unexpected surprise' is a U Ultra with a sapphire panel and 128GB storage
HTC's limited edition U Ultra picks up 128GB storage and a sapphire-coated display for an additional $150.
March 19, 2017
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HTC's "unexpected surprise"? that sapphire screen U Ultra edition we already knew about
Dear HTC, when your company's in serious financial trouble, and your latest flagship isn't really that good, you don't get to outright lie about having something "surprising" to reveal, particularly when we've known about it for months. and then you wonder why people don't buy your devices anymore.
March 19, 2017
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HTC's upcoming flagship will be called the HTC U 11
The new name signifies HTC's strategy for streamlining its mobile branding.
April 21, 2017
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Huawei admits using different memory chips on the P10 and P10 Plus, blames shortage in supply chain
There's been quite a ruckus lately regarding Huawei's new flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus, as many consumers have found out that these devices perform differently when it comes to storage speeds.
April 24, 2017
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Huawei and AT&T reportedly in talks over a smartphone distribution deal
Our American readers may not be as aware of this fact, but Huawei is kind of a big deal in the rest of the world. But it's easy to see why -- despite its recent successes in the smartphone world, the company has yet to find a distribution partner among the US' Big Four, though, if we're to believe the latest rumors, this might change in the near future, as Huawei is reported to be in talks with AT&T about a possible partnership.
March 22, 2017
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Huawei blames smartphones for its slowing profit growth
In a market which values growth over market share, even just the slowdown of a company's expansion can be somewhat bad news. Such is the case with Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment and smartphone maker, whose recent successes in the mobile phone industry have apparently lowered the company's profit growth for 2016.
March 31, 2017
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Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus unveiled with massive 4,000 mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat
Huawei continues to roll out a plethora of Android smartphones of all ranges. After introducing its flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus, the Chinese company has gone wild with the launch events.
April 10, 2017
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Huawei faces UK sales ban if it doesn't cough up 4G patent tithes
Sort it out or get a slap, warns High Court judge
April 5, 2017
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Huawei Honor 6X review:
It's cheap, but I'd rather have the Moto G5 Plus
April 25, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro boasts two cameras, two-day battery life
Looking for a new, unlocked Android 7.0 phone? with a big ol' battery? and two cameras on the back?
April 5, 2017
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro review:
Near-flagship quality without the flagship price
May 3, 2017
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Huawei is rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to the Honor 6X
Huawei is continuing its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to more devices today, as the update is now being pushed to the Honor 6X. While the device itself was announced back in October, Android 7.0 was released last August, making it almost nine months old.
May 3, 2017
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Huawei is skimping out on the P10's storage and RAM, benchmarks suggest
Have you been feeling lucky lately? Perhaps you found some money on the sidewalk, or maybe won yourself a little something from a scratch-off ticket -- and now you want to take that high a bit further by betting that money on something. While we most certainly don't condone gambling, here's an idea how you can make things a bit more interesting: go buy a Huawei P10.
April 18, 2017
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Huawei is Working on Three new Products In the Matebook Line
The Huawei 2016 Matebook was met with mixed success due to poor battery life and a less than stellar screen, but that doesn't mean the Chinese smartphone maker has given up on its ambitions of expanding into the PC market. it's rumored that the company is planning on launching three new Matebooks and a few details about those upcoming PCs have been leaked to the press.
April 13, 2017
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Huawei Mate 9 gets a new software update, Amazon Alexa is now on board
Released in the US back in January, the Huawei Mate 9 is now getting a software update that brings Amazon's Alexa digital assistant to the phone. the update is being delivered over the air starting today, March 22, only in the US (for now).
March 22, 2017
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Huawei mystery memo (and phone strategy) confirmed
Behind the staffers 'counting money in bed' missive...
April 6, 2017
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Huawei Nova Smart quietly introduced in Europe for €200
The outpouring of Huawei smartphones is almost overwhelming, as the Chinese company launched at least a dozen of new handsets in the last couple of months. the latest addition to Huawei's portfolio is called Nova Smart, and it's now available for purchase in select European markets.
April 21, 2017
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Huawei P9, P9 Plus shipments exceed the 10 million mark
The P9 is Huawei's first flagship series to cross the 10 million mark.
December 28, 2016
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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus flagships up for pre-order in the UK
Hear ye, hear ye! Huawei's 2017 flagships, the P10 and P10 Plus are now available for pre-order in some parts of Europe. If you haven't been among the attendees at Huawei's MWC press conference, who received P10 units for free, you can now pre-order the smartphone (as well as the P10 Plus model) in the UK for prices starting at £569.99.
March 19, 2017
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Huawei P10 Plus: the bigger brother is the real contender
Weighty S8 bait, trait by trait
April 25, 2017
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Huawei P10 review:
Strong camera in a compact body (that won't bust your jeans)
April 20, 2017
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Huawei P10 Review: Flagship Quality, Budget Price
After selling more than 10 million P9 handhelds over the past year and thus establishing a firm reputation, Huawei has a tough mission ahead with its P10 device -- to deliver an even better user experience than its predecessor.
March 30, 2017
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Huawei P10 Review: Two Steps Back
The US isn't missing out on much with this Huawei flagship
April 3, 2017
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Huawei sells 5 million Mate 9s in four months
Sales up 36% from Mate 8, manufacturer says.
April 13, 2017
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Huawei starts testing Android O on the Mate 9
It looks like Huawei may be is the first non-Google OEM to start testing Android O. the new version of the mobile platform has been revealed about a month ago, and some Nexus and Pixel users are already running a developer preview of Android O.
April 12, 2017
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Huawei updates Mate 9 handsets with incomplete Alexa integration
An OTA update will start updating Mate 9 handsets to include Huawei's Alexa app.
March 22, 2017
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Huawei's Mate 9 has sold more than 5 million units, four months after its launch
Huawei's bet on smartphones seems to be paying off, judging from its ever-increasing sales numbers. In a recent press conference, the company shared that it has so far sold more than five million units of its early 2017 flagship phablet, the Mate 9, which is a 36% increase over its predecessor's sales for the same period of time.
April 13, 2017
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Huawei's P10 breathing on Samsung's shoulder
Pocket powerhouse
March 21, 2017
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Huawei's phone sales rose last year by 30%, but profit margins declined
After Samsung and Apple, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in Huawei. Last year, the company sold some 140 million handsets including units rung up in the U.S. and other Western markets.
April 11, 2017
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Humans, smartphones may fail frequently to detect face morph photos
Both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has found.
March 22, 2017
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Hundreds of Android Apps Silently Track Users with Ultrasounds
Researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany discovered that many Android applications have used ultrasonic beacons to track users without their knowledge.
May 4, 2017
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Hydrogen OS 3.0 version 2 released for both OnePlus 3 and 3T
Almost two months ago, OnePlus had made available Hydrogen OS 3.0 for both its OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets and was mainly intended for Chinese customers. the upgrade incorporated the most recent security patches for Android 7.0 Nougat as well as a redesigned user interface, call recording capability, and a range of improvements targeting bugs, performance, and battery life.
April 12, 2017
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I dumped all of Google's messaging apps for Pulse. Here's how (and why) I did it
I'm tired of waiting for Google to figure out what it wants to do with its suite of messaging apps.
April 27, 2017
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I rooted my Nexus 5X for themes, and here's what I learned
Believe it or not, I like simple.
July 7, 2016
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I used the LG G6 as my only camera on vacation and it was great
Smartphone cameras are so damn good in 2017 that it's increasingly difficult to justify carrying my standalone camera.
April 25, 2017
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I won't support the Cerulean Moment, and neither should you -- but Microsoft ought to
Fan-funded phones never do anyone any good, but if Microsoft really cared, this is what would happen with the WhartonBrooks Cerulean Moment.
April 14, 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 Google Assistant isn't your thing, you can now talk to Cortana on the Android lock screen
You can ask questions and update calendar entries without needing to unlock your phone.
March 28, 2017
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If not phones, Microsoft needs another device category to ensure Windows success
The future of Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) depends on more than just PCs. with Microsoft missing its goal of getting Windows onto "one billion devices" by half, where does Windows 10 go without phones?
April 12, 2017
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If the iPhone and Galaxy S7 had a phone baby, here's what it would look like
Somewhere, somehow, someone in China working at Vivo had a really great idea. what if the company made a phone that took the best of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge and combined those qualities into an expensive $655 package?
April 14, 2017
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If the Nokia 9 looks as good as this concept, we'll all be Finnish for a day
Concepts are just that -- concepts. But some look so close to real that we can't help but lust after them. If the Nokia 9 looks this good when it launches, we'll be ecstatic! Envisioned by Phone Designer on Facebook, the phone has a 5.5-inch screen with a 2:1 aspect ratio and packs front-firing stereo speakers despite the exceedingly thin bezels on all sides.
April 14, 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 lives, 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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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: new $329 iPad is a throwback to the original iPad Air
Tablet has 2GB of RAM, a pretty large battery, and an older design.
March 30, 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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Imagination puts two-thirds of itself up for sale as Apple IP fight rumbles on
They've gone to formal arbitration with the fruity firm
May 4, 2017
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Imagination Technologies can't resolve Apple IP spat, opens formal dispute
Starting in 2019, Apple will no longer use firm's designs.
May 4, 2017
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Imagination Technologies will resolve its licensing issues with Apple using a dispute resolution procedure
The negotiations for a new licensing deal between Imagination Technologies and its biggest customer Apple have obviously reached a dead end. as a result of this failed attempt to resolve the latest controversy with Apple, related to intellectual property, Imagination starts a dispute resolution procedure, Reuters reports.
May 4, 2017
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Imagination's Struggles Worsen as Apple Plans to Build Its Own GPU Technology
Imagination Technologies announced that Apple plans to stop using its chips within 15 to 24 months. the company's share price has dropped more than 60% since the announcement this morning, likely because investors knew Apple's business was critical for Imagination's success.
April 3, 2017
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Imagination, Dialog, Synaptics: will Apple ditch ARM?
Suddenly it looks as if Apple wants to bring much of its component supply chain in-house, sparking a deluge of market rumor and speculation
April 12, 2017
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iMazing 2.2 review: a better way to use your Mac to manage your iPhone and iPad
Move over, iTunes. iMazing is the iOS device manager we've been waiting for.
May 16, 2017
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Important new features come to Microsoft's OneNote for Android
If you happen to use Microsoft's OneNote app for Android, then you will be pleased to know a new update has just been released. as with all updates launched by Microsoft, this one comes with a couple of new features and improvements meant to enhance OneNote's functionality.
April 6, 2017
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Improved Android 7.1.1 update begins rolling out to OnePlus 3 and 3T
Who needs chocolate bunnies for Easter when we've got system updates?
April 14, 2017
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Improving Accessibility for all with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were designed with the goal of making a phone that nearly anyone can enjoy. from the most tech-savvy users to those with various usage impediments, the Galaxy S8 offers a full-range of intuitive functions for every user.
April 20, 2017
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In the future, we will control our mobiles using gestures
Being able to interact with mobile phones and other smart devices using gestures with our hands and fingers in three dimensions would make the digital world more like the real one. a new project will help develop this next-generation interface.
April 4, 2017
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India is really opening up to Xiaomi
The Chinese company is closing the gap between itself and Samsung in the world's second biggest phone market, says Strategy Analytics research.
April 6, 2017
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India's leading mobile wallet Paytm heads to Canada to facilitate bill payments
Paytm lets Canadian customers make bill payments.
March 17, 2017
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Indie dev in the age of App Store
Apple destroyed the value of apps by not allowing for demos and upgrades. No, wait. Developers destroyed the value of apps by flooding the market and racing to the bottom. No, wait. Customers destroyed the value of apps by only in-app paying for instant and ego gratification. No, wait...
May 5, 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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Infographic: 10 things you must know about the new Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been officially announced and there is lots to discuss about them! we made an infographic with 10 peculiar things you must know about Samsung's brand-new flagship handsets. Give it just a little bit of time to load and check out the rest of our Galaxy S8 content!
March 29, 2017
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Inkjet process to print flexible touchscreens cost-efficiently
Flexible smart phones are desirable for a lot of users. Up to now the displays of the innumerable phones and pods are rigid and do not yield to the anatomical forms adopted by the people carrying them. by now it is no longer any secret that the big players in the industry are working on flexible displays. new research shows how they might become reality in the near future.
April 10, 2017
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Instagram Direct gets update that allows disappearing media and permanent texts to share a thread
Today, Instagram announced that it is launching what it calls the "New" Instagram Direct. the feature is used to send threaded messages to individuals or groups. It also allows you to share posts from your Instagram feed as a message. with the update, permanent text messages will combine with disappearing photos and videos into one thread. Previously, the disappearing media were given their own place under the "Direct" tab.
April 11, 2017
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Internet drops? Here's how to use Chrome's new offline download mode on Android
You know the drill - your in-laws have invited you to visit them abroad, and data roaming charges are killing your carefully selected cheapest wireless data plan, yet you still want to read that awesome lengthy article you saw when you woke up during the subway commute, just like at home. Fret not, as Chrome for Android now makes it much easier to download whole weblinks for offline viewing while you piggyback on your in-laws Wi-fi. Here's what you need to do:
May 11, 2017
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Investigate Uber for phone tracking, consumer group tells FTC
Consumer Watchdog asks the Federal Trade Commission to check out claims that Uber tracked users' iPhones even after they'd deleted the app.
April 28, 2017
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iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra public betas are available now
The open betas for the next versions of Apple's iPhone and Mac operating systems are now available to download.
July 7, 2016
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iOS 10 launches in public beta today
If you're eager to check out the next version of iOS 10, you'll have a chance to do just that starting today. Apple is opening up its beta of iOS 10 to the public, letting anyone with an iPhone check it out (that likely means Apple watch owners will be able to try out the beta of watchOS 3 as well).
July 7, 2016
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iOS 10 preview: Apple goes back to ignoring the iPad in a wide-ranging update
iOS 10 gives developers plenty to do and lets its users have a little fun, too.
July 7, 2016
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iOS 10 public beta arrives today, and this is what you can do with it
Wonder what Apple's new software can do for your iPhone? I tried it for a few days, and found its best features still a work in progress.
July 7, 2016
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iOS 10 public beta is live: Here's everything you need to know
Back up, strap in, and go nuts! iOS 10 is ready for public beta.
July 7, 2016
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iOS 10.3 is ready to install with Find My AirPods, the new Apple File System, and more
After five beta releases, iOS 10.3 is finally ready for the masses.
March 27, 2017
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iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad
Bugs? Fixed 'em. Security? Improved it.
April 3, 2017
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iOS 10.3.1 update is now available
Bug fixes and security updates for Apple's operating systems for iPhones and iPads.
April 3, 2017
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iOS 10.3.2 arrives with nearly two dozen security fixes
Update has been in beta testing since late March, when iOS 10.3 was released.
May 15, 2017
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iOS 10.3.2 update is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch -- bugfixes galore!
Apple is rolling out the iOS 10.3.2 update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It should be compatible with all Apple devices capable of running iOS 10, including the iPhone 5 and 5c. However, we have no means of confirming this by now. the best way to see if your device is compatible with the update and install it is to head to the Settings > General > Software Update menu, then tap "Download and Install" if iOS 10.3.2 is available.
May 15, 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 iPhone 7s reportedly on track for October retail
According to numerous reports over the past few months, Apple will be pulling out all of the stops to mark the ten year anniversary of the iPhone. as well as the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus -- two phones we'd expect given Cupertino's long-standing 'tick-tock' release cycle -- it's also possible that a special iPhone 8 will launch with an OLED display among other perks.
May 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 could be released in September, but you may have a hard time finding one
If you're excited about Apple's upcoming iPhone 8, which reportedly features an OLED screen and an impressive screen to body ratio (never seen before on an Apple handset), you may want to know that the device could be hard to find at launch.
March 23, 2017
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iPhone 8 to include a rear-facing Touch ID sensor
According to some new information, Apple could pipe the Touch ID component of its next-gen iPhone onto the rear of the device. a move that would see Cupertino follow both Google and Samsung with their most recent flagship handsets, the switch would mark a departure from the long-standing, below-screen arrangement.
April 19, 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 may come with bundled AirPods
Two new iPhone 8 rumours are swirling around; their source, a JP Morgan analyst. the first is the inclusion of Apple's AirPods which would normally cost $159, and the second is that the iPhone 8 could feature an edge-to-edge display. According to the rumour, the bundled headphones will help bring the cost of the device up to $1,000.
May 8, 2017
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iPhone 8 may move fingerprint reader to the back, similar to Galaxy S8
An alleged factory render shows the iPhone with dual cameras stacked vertically and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
April 13, 2017
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iPhone 7 Plus snaps 'magical' photos in Portrait Mode for Apple's latest 'Barbers' ad
After it released 'The City'' ad at the beginning of this month, promoting the Portrait Mode feature on iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has now launched another video that focuses on the handset's dual-camera capabilities. and why wouldn't it? Portrait Mode allows even the biggest of photography amateurs to capture fantastic shots, with smoothly blurred backgrounds and sharp, crispy foreground objects.
May 16, 2017
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iPhone 8 release delayed by design, report claims
New iPhone prediction machine steps up a gear
April 18, 2017
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iPhone 8 renders showcase lavish all-screen metal & glass tribute to the original iPhone
Designer Martin Hajek is your go-to guy when it comes to the flashiest, snazziest renders of upcoming smartphones imaginable. Somehow, many of his concepts appear perfectly plausible, too -- if you drop the larger than life bloom that's part of his signature style and most 00s video games.
April 4, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know
When is iPhone 8 being released? what will the specs be? will it have special features? Here's everything we know!
April 25, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumored to get world's first 3D facial-recognition camera
LG is reportedly spending big money on a factory to build 3D facial-recognition camera modules for the next iPhone.
May 11, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Announced in June or delayed 'til 2018?
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary'' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 2, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED displays from Samsung
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 3, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Apple might move Touch ID to the back of the device
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary'' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 17, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Apple paying more than double to add 3D Touch to OLED display
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary'' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 12, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Higher price tag of $999 for 128GB and $1,099 for 256GB will send Apple stock soaring
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary'' 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
May 10, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: Launch date has been pushed back to October (or maybe November)
Rumors are already swirling about the "revolutionary" 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 5, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: new renderings depict edge-to-edge display and vertical camera alignment
Rumors are already swirling about the â€Ã¢revolutionaryâ€Â 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 24, 2017
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iPhone 8 rumors: October launch date likely due to display issues, and analysts blame Samsung
Rumors are already swirling about the â€Ã¢revolutionaryâ€Â 2017 iPhone. Here's all the latest.
April 24, 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 won't be delayed due to OLED supply shortage, Samsung to start production on schedule
Samsung Display is expected to start the production and shipments of OLED panels for the iPhone 8 without any delays, according to the Bell.
April 24, 2017
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iPhone 8's new fingerprint sensor may be on the fritz
Another report comes out saying the upcoming iPhone's fingerprint sensor may not be working.
April 17, 2017
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iPhone chip suppliers are ramping up, report says
Chipmakers will "step up their pace" for the second quarter, according to Taiwanese industry news site DigiTimes.
April 19, 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 holds steady while Macs and services keep Apple growing in Q2 2017
iPhone unit sales are down, but average selling price is up. iPad is still down.
May 2, 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 sales numbers dip slightly, but iPhone revenue is slightly up in quarterly earnings
Apple's Q2 earnings report just dropped, and it's a bit of a mixed bag from the hardware perspective; iPhone sales numbers dropped 1 percent year-over-over, down to around 50.8 million units. that figure also failed to meet analyst expectations of 51.4 million for the quarter.
May 2, 2017
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iPhone slow down hints Apple's transition has begun
Apple has already told you what it is doing
May 3, 2017
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iPhone-havers think they're safe. But they're not
Growing mobile threats affect iOS
March 27, 2017
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iPhone, Mac owners: how to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices
Security expert spells out steps to take, just in case hacker claims are legit
March 22, 2017
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iPhones impede mutual understanding, says Patriots owner
Commentary: In an interview, Robert Kraft says that iPhones and texting have even impacted Washington's ability to make agreements. He also explained that the president is a good person.
May 3, 2017
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Is Apple giving up on tablets, or is the new iPad a smart business move at $330?
As you can see from the chart above, the tablet market is far from its heydays, and its growth is expected to stall for the sake of laptops, which are projected to grow in shipments. There are several reasons for that - people who got tablets in 2013 and 2014 are still keeping them around, and customers in the market for a computing device other than a smartphone now have much better choices in thin and light laptops.
March 23, 2017
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Is enterprise tech now driving consumer products?
For a long time, it was assumed that consumer tech was pushing the BYOD trend. However, consumer technology also benefits from products originally meant for enterprise.
May 8, 2017
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Is it safe to buy Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone?
Like it or not, Samsung's new flagship smartphone has to save the company's brand after last year's exploding battery embarrassment.
March 31, 2017
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Is Microsoft in the smartphone business? It depends who you ask
Mixed messages from the company won't do much to reverse the trend.
May 9, 2017
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Is Microsoft listening when it comes to Windows phones?
You sometimes have to wonder, is Microsoft listening to its Windows phone fans anymore?
March 30, 2017
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Is the Galaxy S8 too tall for its own good?
How tall is too tall, and does the Galaxy S8 breach that invisible divide?
April 13, 2017
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Is the media misleading you about the Samsung Galaxy S8 display?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably the best smartphone currently available on the marke; it has the one of the best designs of any phone in history; and, it is certainly the best phone Samsung has ever made. that said, there is one thing that has bugged me in the hype of the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus -- do consumers really understand what they're getting in the display?
April 19, 2017
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Is the Windows phone fan community imploding?
The Windows phone community may be the most passionate group of smartphone fans on the internet.
April 6, 2017
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Is this Gorilla Glass 5 on the Galaxy S8, or you are just happy to drop it?
Ever since we saw the glass sandwich design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on all the leaked renders, we couldn't stop wondering whether the phone will be clad in the latest Gorilla Glass 5 as the second device to pull this feat off after the Note 7.
March 29, 2017
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Is this the most hard-to-get Apple product of all times?
When Apple launched the original iPhone, people were initially a bit wary about this new technology. In fact, Apple itself was not completely sure how much it was going to sell, setting a first-year goal of 10 million units. It was only further in time, when more and more people got to actually try this new type of a smartphone that the demand started surging. the iPod was also a similar story.
April 10, 2017
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Is Windows 10 Mobile's predictive text worse than earlier versions?
Has Windows 10 Mobile's predictive text gotten worse over time?
April 11, 2017
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Is your OnePlus 3 or 3T camera bump slightly tilted? You're not alone
Here's one that surprised us. Apparently, a number of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T phones seem to suffer from a peculiar issue with the camera bump. According to a thread on Reddit, some camera bumps on the two phones are slightly tilted one way or the other.
March 22, 2017
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It's not Stonehenge, but large Samsung Galaxy S8 dummies are appearing in the U.K.
Stonehenge is one of those mysteries that we may never be able to solve. Much easier to answer is the question of who is leaving huge models of the Samsung Galaxy S8 all over the England.
April 12, 2017
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It's official: Samsung plans to re-release Galaxy Note7 'as refurbished or rental phones'
Back in November, a report claimed that Samsung was preparing to offer refurbished versions of its Galaxy Note7, following a global recall prompted by a series of fires, which were caused by problems with the handsets' batteries. Last month, the same rumor popped up again, and many were quick to dismiss it - not surprising, given that the company had explicitly stated it would "safely dispose of the phones" that it had recalled.
March 27, 2017
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It's really easy to check if you're buying a stolen phone
If you're buying a used phone, there's always been one critical thing to look out for: whether the device is stolen. and finding that out is getting a bit easier today. the US wireless industry, through its trade group the CTIA, has launched a tool called the Stolen Phone Checker, which lets you look up whether a phone has been reported lost or stolen.
May 11, 2017
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It's taken AT&T over a year to upgrade the ZTE ZMAX 2 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
When it comes to delivering OS updates to its devices, AT&T has an appalling track record. It took seven months for the carrier to bring Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia 640 XL; updates for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge arrived on AT&T months after other US carriers; and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 didn't get its Marshmallow update for over a year after Google released it.
December 21, 2016
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It's the end of an era - MP3 format has been 'discontinued'
Like Monica said in Friends -- 'This is the end of an era!' Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a German agency that was behind the conception of MP3 encoding, has officially announced that it has terminated its patent licensing of MP3 tech and software. In plain words -- MP3 format support in devices will progressively seize, MP3 files will be fewer, and will give way to newer, better audio encoding technologies.
May 15, 2017
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It's time for Microsoft to push Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 devices
Windows 10 Mobile is still an opt-in upgrade for eligible Windows Phone 8.1 devices. But it's time for Microsoft to change that.
March 24, 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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iTunes 12.6 update comes with "rent once, watch anywhere" feature
Tuesday's excitement over Apple's announcement of the Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 plus, and a new 9.7" iPad, completely stole the show for quite a newsworthy update in iTunes 12.6. the latest update of the software now allows you to "rent once, watch anywhere', putting an end to Apple's annoying one-device-only playback restrictions.
March 22, 2017
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iTunes 12.6 update will let you watch your iTunes movie rentals across your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
The new "rent once, watch anywhere" feature is also a sign that iOS 10.3 and Apple TV 10.2 are on their way.
March 21, 2017
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Jabra Elite Sport wireless review: one day, these buds could replace your current tracker
Fitness buffs will love how much they can do with them, but $250 is still steep.
December 21, 2016
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Jelly makes me long for an Android phone small enough to get lost in my pocket
Some 2,000 people have already backed Jelly, a 2.45-inch smartphone that runs Nougat. Could this be the small Android phone of our dreams?
May 3, 2017
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Jelly smartphone review: So tiny
The company that built Jelly doesn't claim it's the smallest smartphone in the world. (That honor might instead belong to its predecessor, the Posh Micro X.) Rather, Jelly is touted as the world's smallest smartphone that also includes 4G. Toss in Android 7.0, dual SIMs, a replaceable battery and a full-size headphone jack, and you start to wonder if maybe a phone that fits in your coin pocket is worth making a few sacrifices -- like re-learning how to type on a keyboard the size of a matchbook. and that's not even taking into account the bargain-basement price.
April 21, 2017
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John McAfee, of antivirus fame, reveals "world's most hack-proof" John McAfee Privacy Phone
You may have heard John McAfee's name before: he's most famous for creating the first ever commercial antivirus software, McAfee, though he's long divorced from the company that makes it. Now, he's also branching out into other businesses, apparently -- he's officially revealed what he calls the world's 'most hack-proof' smartphone, tastefully named the John McAfee Privacy Phone.
April 28, 2017
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Join the discussion: iPhone 7 Plus or Galaxy S8+?
After seeing what the Galaxy S8+ can do, would you consider it over the iPhone 7 Plusâ€Â¦ ?
April 24, 2017
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JPMorgan sees AirPods out of the box, an edge-to-edge screen and an L shaped battery for iPhone 8
JPMorgan analysts must have an amazing connection inside Apple. how else to explain the recent number of leaks that the bank has recently released pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition iPhone.
May 8, 2017
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Judge Says Uber Can't Use "Deficient'' Sign-Up Process to Strip Users of Their Right to Sue
Can Uber use some contractual language that users never actively acknowledge to force wronged customers out of the courtroom and break up class-action lawsuits? Currently, that depends on which federal judge you ask, with yet another court ruling that Uber may not be doing enough to tell users that they are giving up their right to a day in court.
April 18, 2017
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K-Pop band EXO to adorn a special edition Smart Cover for the Galaxy S8, more to come in the future
Samsung is seriously riding that Galaxy S8 hype wave right now, throwing more and more pieces of marketing at us every day. South Koreans have it even more interesting, though, judging by the recent announcement of a new line of accessories for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, called Samsung Galaxy Friends.
April 13, 2017
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Kamerar ZOOM is a lens attachment for the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera
With the 28 and 56mm equivalent lenses of its dual-camera, the iPhone 7 Plus offers more flexibility in terms of focal length than most smartphones. If that's still not enough, the Kamerar ZOOM is now the first lens attachment designed for the iPhone's dual-camera.
December 21, 2016
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Kantar: Android sales up in most markets, iOS down in China, Windows phone sales fall again
Independent market analysis firm Kantar Worldpanel has published its latest monthly data for sales in several key smartphone markets around the world, including the US, China, and the EU5 - the top five European Union markets of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
April 14, 2017
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KDE Plasma Mobile Explores Switch to AOSP from CyanogenMod
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP).
December 28, 2016
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Keep your Galaxy S8 pretty for longer: defend it with one of these Spigen cases
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sure have a stunning look to them -- that edgy Infinity Display with minimal borders around it give the devices just the right amount of futuristic look. a shiny glass panel on the back adds a finishing touch to a mouth-watering design.
April 13, 2017
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Kickstarter project "Superscreen" allows you to turn your Apple or Android phone into a tablet
Let's face it -- handsets are being produced with bigger and bigger displays, and we've already reached the point where their overall size becomes a hindrance, regardless of how much bezel space manufacturers are able to trim down. Despite this, we're still seeing the continuation of this trend in the smartphone world, because at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy our content on a larger screen.
March 21, 2017
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Knight your home screen with these Medieval wallpapers
Hail, Lloyd, Knight of Order of Android! HAIL!
May 10, 2017
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Kuo says Apple iPhone 8 faces "worse case scenario" shortage
KGI securities' Ming-Chi Kuo is considered one of the best analysts covering Apple. In the past, he has provided the specs and features of upcoming iPhone models months before the phones were unveiled. the point is, when Ming-Chi Kuo talks about Apple devices, people listen. Or at least, they should listen. and Kuo is now telling KGI's clients that the tenth anniversary model of the iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is facing huge shortages because of production problems.
May 10, 2017
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Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus
KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just might be the best analyst following Apple. Over the years, he has been uncanny at telling clients exactly what features to expect on the next-gen Apple iPhone. Now, turning his attention to Samsung, Kuo has passed along a pair of notes to clients. the first note says that market response to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been better than expected.
April 19, 2017
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LastPass users, here's what to expect in Android O
The company details what using LastPass will be like in Android's next tasty iteration.
April 7, 2017
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Latest Android distribution figures show 45% more Android phones running on Nougat
With the beginning of each new month comes an important batch of updated data. We're talking about the Android distribution figures. Based on all of the devices that visited the Google play Store over the last seven days that ended today (perhaps your phone or tablet was included in the data),
May 2, 2017
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Latest CAD image of Apple iPhone 8 is right here
Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone (which we will call the iPhone 8 for now) could be unveiled at WWDC next month, the latest CAD (Computer Aided Design) image of the handset has been tweeted by tipster OnLeaks. Right off the bat, the source admits that the image might be a fake, but we guess that goes with the territory.
May 4, 2017
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Latest Google Maps iOS update brings new Directions widgets and iMessage integration
After Google finally buffed its Maps app with location sharing last month on both Android and iOS, its latest 4.30.0 version adds further to its integration with Apple devices.
April 18, 2017
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Latest iOS bug causes your iPhone to freeze when you tap a specific button combo in Control Center
Old-school gamers, do you remember using game cheats and 'unlock' codes on SEGA consoles back in the days? Who doesn't, right? you basically had to enter a specific menu in the given game, and then perform a combo button press, doing seemingly ineffective commands on your joystick, resulting in unlimited life or an unlocked new level, for example. Fun times.
April 25, 2017
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Latest Nougat beta update for the S7 edge fixes reboot issue
Bug fixes, transparent notifications, and no more errant reboots.
December 27, 2016
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Latest OnePlus 5 render shows off-center dual camera setup; phone appears on AnTuTu
Another day, another render of the OnePlus 5 has been posted. the latest image of the eagerly awaited handset allegedly shows the back of the device with an off-center horizontally placed dual-camera setup. other renders have shown vertically positioned dual cameras in the middle of the rear cover. the new render also tells us to expect the fingerprint scanner to be embedded in the home button under the front glass.
May 15, 2017
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Latest rumor has Apple iPhone 8 on track for September release
Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will be delayed until October or November, a new report refutes this and says that the phone is on track for a September release. Tweets disseminated by tipster OnLeaks reveal that Foxconn has started training new employees just in time for production to start on all iPhone models, including the iPhone 8. Mass production of the 2017 iPhone models will start in August for the typical September launch.
May 11, 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 WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks
WikiLeaks began publishing a cache of data pilfered from the CIA several weeks ago, and the process isn't anywhere close to over. the last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms. this time it's Apple's turn in the spotlight. the "Dark Matter" documents describe how the CIA has sought to crack Apple's products, including the MacBook and iPhone.
March 23, 2017
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Latest ZTE Axon 7 update brings a blue light filter, support for 256GB microSD cards
ZTE continues to improve the Axon 7's functionality.
May 1, 2017
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Lawmakers Ask FCC to Seek Fixes for Phone Network Vulnerabilities
When you think about phone security, you're probably thinking about the apps on your phone, who's listening in on the call you make, or perhaps even the metadata you leave behind. You're probably not thinking about the national and global network of fibers, cables, and businesses that makes your phone call physically possible. But that network has vulnerabilities, and two lawmakers want the FCC to protect consumers from them.
March 28, 2017
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Lawmakers propose law requiring warrants to search electronics at US border
"Americans' constitutional rights shouldn't disappear at the border."
April 4, 2017
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Lawmakers want border agents to get a warrant before searching your smartphone
A new effort by Sen. Ron Wyden comes as such border searches are on the rise.
April 4, 2017
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Leak reveals the next Moto Z smartphone might have a dual-lens camera
Lenovo has already said it will support existing MotoMods
April 12, 2017
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Leaked HTC One X10 glam shot promises a big battery
HTC isn't at the top of its game right now, what with the lukewarm reception of its latest offerings, the U Ultra and U Play. and let's not get into the infamously bad financial situation the company has been in for a while ' or in other words, it really needs a big winner.
April 12, 2017
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Leaked Honor 9 images show a phone reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi 6 in Blue
As it's the usual case with Chinese-origin phones, someone on Weibo uploaded a bunch of photos depicting the upcoming Honor 9. we aren't super-convinced about their credibility, considering the Honor 8 Pro (known as the Honor V9 in China) was launched very recently, and it would be quite surprising if its successor was so far in its development as to look like a complete, finished phone.
April 19, 2017
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Leaked images show the refurbished Note 7R and its 3200mAh battery
Samsung is bringing the Note 7 back from the dead with a smaller battery that is probably safe.
April 7, 2017
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Leaked Meizu PRO 7 source code points to MediaTek Helio X30 chip and two Sony cameras on back
Meizu PRO 7 leaks have been fairly prominent this year, which gives us little doubt that the phone is being primed for a launch sometime soon. the latest piece of info-in-advance comes from peeking into source code files related to the smartphone. It was discovered that the PRO 7 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 processor, to the detriment of anyone expecting a Qualcomm chip to run the house.
May 12, 2017
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Leaked press render of the Moto Z2 play shows a very incremental update
Although a drastic departure from the previous Moto X flagship series, Motorola and Lenovo's Moto Z lineup offered some of the most interesting smartphones of 2016. Although not entirely modular like the now-deceased Project Ara, the Moto Z lineup's ability to swap battery packs, speakers, projectors, and more on the back of the phones still remains incredibly futuristic and sleek.
April 21, 2017
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Leaked OnePlus 5 specs show a handset built to take on the Galaxy S8
Get ready for a Snapdragon 835 chip and a slimmed-down design, if the rumors are true.
April 11, 2017
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Leaked render teases the possible camera configuration for the OnePlus 5, possible specs
After having launched not one but two smartphones last year, in the form of the OnePlus 3 in July and the OnePlus 3T in November, it should come as no surprise that there may be some chatter about this year's OnePlus flagship smartphone. However, it appears that the company may be taking a cue from both Samsung and Microsoft with regards to one particular aspect of the device.
April 26, 2017
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Leaked Schematics Reveal Possible Design for iPhone 8
A series of schematics have been leaked which are allegedly design documents related to Apples upcoming iPhone 8. While the accuracy of these documents is unverified, they could give us some valuable insight into what Apple is planning for the iPhone's 10th anniversary.
April 13, 2017
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Leaks Provide new Information on Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy S8
It seems like we've been reporting on Samsung's Galaxy S8 for ages, but there's finally light at the end of this tunnel. Next week, Samsung will officially unveil the S8 to the world. Samsung originally planned to reveal the phone at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, but held off due to quality concerns.
March 22, 2017
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LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition adds assistant, costs just $260
LeEco's Le Pro 3 was a good phone, but not quite on the level of its rival, the OnePlus 3T. the Chinese company, which late last year began selling phones in the US, is hoping a dual camera and AI assistant will make it the new king of inexpensive phones.
April 12, 2017
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LeEco reportedly delayed the salaries of its US employees last month
You've heard of LeEco, right? for a while, the company was poised to become the next Xiaomi, a worldwide success story with Chinese origins, except things haven't exactly gone according to plan. Last we heard, the company was to sell off its American headquarters due to financial problems, and now it turns out that it's so strapped for cash it has also delayed paying salaries to its US employees.
April 5, 2017
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LeEco reportedly didn't have enough money to pay U.S. employees in March
Things aren't looking so good for LeEco lately...
April 4, 2017
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Legislation allowing warrantless student phone searches dies for now
Proponent: California law aimed to bolster student safety, help investigate cyberbullying.
April 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 is working on budget Moto phones even cheaper than the G5 Plus
The not-yet-announced Moto C and C Plus are designed for people buying their first smartphone
April 11, 2017
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform
Google has been working on its Project Tango augmented reality platform since at least 2014, but that's just when it was unveiled. a lot of work has gone into improving the way phones analyze their environments, but does that translate well into consumer products? In the case of the first official Tango phone, that's a big, fat "no." the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.
December 28, 2016
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Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK
Get past its size, and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an average phone, suitable for daily use. Its Tango camera shows AR's potential on mobile, but it's still too early to make this a must-have phablet.
December 19, 2016
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Lenovo's next shatterproof Moto phone will bring back the headphone jack
And it won't be exclusive to Verizon in the US
April 17, 2017
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Lenovo's ZUK Mobile sub-brand is being killed, less than two years after its debut
We've known for some time that Lenovo was looking to shift its mobile business strategy, or at least the way it's branded -- as it currently stands, the company sells phones under three different names: Moto, Lenovo, and ZUK Mobile. Up until now, that is -- it appears that, as part of this internal shift, the youngest of the three brand names will be killed off entirely.
April 26, 2017
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LG announces the G6 Black Edition in South Korea
The LG G6 may not yet be officially available in the United States, but that doesn't stop the company from releasing new editions of the device in its home country, South Korea. LG announced today it will release the G6 Black Edition, which features an all-black front, which different from the regular version, which features colored front bezels.
March 29, 2017
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LG follows the footsteps of Apple and Samsung by launching its own mobile payments service
In an effort to keep up with global smartphone leaders Apple and Samsung, today LG Electronics announced that it is going to be launching its very own mobile payments platform. the new service is going to be called "LG Pay", and it will make its debut in South Korea this June.
March 22, 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 G5, V20 and Nexus 5X added to LG bootloop class action
You may remember stories of the bootlooping issues that have been plaguing LG devices for a couple of years now -- the problems initially began with the G4 and V10, though users of later models have also reported experiencing the issue.
April 11, 2017
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LG G6 Android flagship smartphone rolling out now
The LG G6 is one of the most intriguing smartphones unveiled this year, and starting today it is finally rolling out across the globe. the device was unveiled at MWC 2017, with its novel 5.7-inch display being the standout feature.
April 6, 2017
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LG G6 battery life test results are out: can a 3,300 mAh battery handle a 5.7" screen?
The LG G6 is an exciting phone: the first mainstream phone with a 'full-screen', 5.7-inch display, it's actually smaller than last year's 5.3-inch LG G5. this became possible because of the new, taller and narrower, 2:1 display, but including such a bigger display meant LG had one more battery challenge.
April 10, 2017
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LG G6 camera UI: what's changed?
The LG G6 features a curious dual-cam setup on its back, similar to that found on last year's V20, that's comprised of a primary shooter and a secondary, wide-angle cam. Then there are the hardware differences, of course, as the G6 packs two 13MP sensors in its rear cams, while the V20 relies on a 16MP main camera and an 8MP wide-angle shooter.
March 22, 2017
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LG G6 could get 3D face-scanning capabilities soon
An interesting new report from South Korea suggests that LG is planning to introduce 3D face-scanning with its latest flagship - the G6. the Investor reveals that the Korean manufacturer has secured a partnership with Oez - a local company which develops facial recognition software.
April 12, 2017
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LG G6 emerges victorious over the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, and the Pixel in our blind comparison
A week or so ago, we let you take part in a quick blind camera comparison that had the Galaxy S8 and the G6 wage war on the true-and-tested iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. we compared the four devices in a 6-scene shootout and it was your job to decide which phone performed the best... without knowing which phone took what picture, as is tradition.
May 15, 2017
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LG G6 finally goes up for pre-registration in India as Galaxy S8 launch nears
The LG G6 may launch in India before the end of April.
April 17, 2017
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LG G6 finally makes its way to European markets
LG has rather a tough time competing in the premium smartphone marketplace, such is the dominance of Apple and Samsung. In an attempt to break the duopoly on higher-priced, feature-laden handsets, LG recently unveiled the new G6. Over the next few days, consumers in Europe will finally be able to get their paws on it.
April 20, 2017
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LG G6 gets tortured, scratched, burnt, and bent. Shrugs it off
So, the LG G6 is a beautiful piece of hardware, about to start shipping to early adopters really, really soon. It was the first nearly-bezelless phone to be announced this year, and despite the fact that Sammy's Galaxy S8 may have taken some of the G6's thunder away, it's still a very pretty, very adequate, contemporary handset.
April 5, 2017
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LG G6 is a great smartphone and a legit alternative to Samsung Galaxy S8 [Review]
I'm a huge fan of LG's second screen phones, the V10 and V20. These are Android smartphones that are well designed with outside-of-the-box thinking. the company's "G" series of flagships don't conjure the same excitement in my heart. don't get me wrong, they can be great phones too, but they are sort of, well, boring.
April 7, 2017
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LG G6 invite confirms Feb 26 launch at Mobile World Congress
The LG G6 will make its debut next month in Barcelona.
January 19, 2017
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LG G6 Mini with 5.4-inch display could be launched soon, here are some pictures
LG's flagship smartphone, the G6 has been recently launched in the United States, but the South Korean company plans to launch a smaller version of it.
April 28, 2017
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LG G6 now available to pre-order in the U.S.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint kick off pre-orders for LG's latest ahead of April 7 street date.
March 17, 2017
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LG G6 now available: Here's everything you need to know!
The LG G6 is one of the most exciting phones of the year, and a good introduction to flagship season 2017! Should you buy it or wait for the Galaxy S8?
April 7, 2017
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LG G6 review: a return to form
After years of chasing gimmicks, LG decides to just make a good phone.
April 7, 2017
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LG G6 review: LG's "personal best" still can't compare to Samsung
Recommending the G6 is hard when Samsung is building a better version of the same phone.
April 5, 2017
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LG G6 Review: the right phone at the wrong time
LG reinvents its flagship handset with the G6, but its great screen and industrial design are almost certain to be overshadowed by the Galaxy S8.
April 6, 2017
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LG G6 tips and tricks: 15 settings, modes and tweaks every owner must know
So, the LG G6 is now one step closer to landing in the US. all of the nation's biggest carriers have confirmed that they'll be carrying the phone, with LG G6 preorder pages already live for those eager to get one, and shipping set to begin as early as March 30, 2017.
March 19, 2017
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LG G6 to gain 100 customized apps for its 18:9 display
LG Electronics is planning to increase the number of applications optimized for its 2017 flagship -- the G6. the Seoul-based tech giant announced that by next month, its app store will boast 300 apps which will fully support the 18:9 "Full Vision" display of the G6.
April 18, 2017
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LG G6, one month on: a great phone, and the best LG has ever made
LG is back on the right track with the G6.
March 28, 2017
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LG Harmony available on Cricket Wireless for $99.99
Prepaid carrier and AT&T subsidiary Cricket Wireless has a new midrange Android offering. Known as the LG Harmony, the phone costs $99.99 and features a 5.3-inch display.
April 14, 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 Innotek to supply brand-new facial recognition front camera modules for the next iPhone
Korean media reports LG Innotek is supplying Apple with facial recognition cameras for upcoming iPhone(s). LG's semiconductor division, also responsible for imaging sensors, has its work cut out for the foreseeable future. Reportedly, the company poured as many as $238.5 million into a brand new facility built solely to handle Apple orders.
May 11, 2017
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LG is suing budget phone maker Blu over alleged patent infringement
At this point, most people should be aware of the existence of Blu, makers of a number of budget but quality smartphones, which has been steadily gaining popularity in the United States for the past few years. But it appears making it big among consumers also makes you a fresh target for patent lawsuits, one of the smartphone industry's oldest and most cherished traditions: today, LG Electronics has announced it is suing the company for infringing upon five LTE-related patents.
March 28, 2017
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LG Pay could maybe use your face to send mobile payments
The LG G6 flagship phone's face unlock feature could tie into LG Pay.
April 12, 2017
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LG software updates schedule: When will my LG phone get a new Android version?
Let's talk about LG. the South Korean company that refuses to add anything but zeros behind the decimal point of its Android versions, no matter how helpful those other numbers might be. If you're the proud owner of an LG phone, we're sorry to inform you that this is unlikely to change.
May 16, 2017
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LG Stylo 3 for T-Mobile is certified by the FCC
The LG Stylo 3 is a budget phablet that launched last month and is currently available at pre-paid carriers Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Now, an FCC document shows that the model number LG TP450 has been certified by the regulatory agency. that happens to be the variant of the phone for T-Mobile. other versions of the LG Stylo 3 include the LG MP450 for pre-paid carrier Metro PCS, and the LG M470 for Canada's Rogers.
April 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 to launch mobile payment service in South Korea this year
LG Pay is set to debut via the G6 flagship phone on LG's home turf in the third quarter.
March 22, 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 video shows off some UX 6.0 features on the LG G6
A video directly from LG shows off some of the features on LG G6's UX 6.0. for example, with the 18:9 aspect ratio of the screen and multiwindow support, two side by side apps are each seen as perfect squares.
March 28, 2017
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LG will reportedly switch to OLED displays for next major smartphone
That's one way to set the V30 and G6 apart
May 16, 2017
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LG X Power 2 launches globally this month, large battery in tow
LG just announced that its X power 2 (a smartphone unveiled back in February at MWC 2017) is being released around the world starting this month. the handset will be available in North America first, followed by Asia, Europe, Latin America, and other markets, and may have different names (depending on region).
May 9, 2017
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LG X Power 2 with massive 4,500 mAh battery to be released in early June for $265
One of the most impressive mid-range smartphones announced by LG at MWC 2017, the X Power 2 is likely to make its debut on the market in June. Although the smartphone will be rolled out globally, the first country to get it is South Korea.
April 24, 2017
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LG's first TV commercial for the G6 launches a day before Galaxy S8 announcement
Ah, the games that companies play to get the attention of consumers. Yesterday, LG threw another jab at Samsung by releasing the first big TV commercial for its latest flagship -- the G6. as you may know, Samsung is set to announce its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships today, so the decision to air the commercial at this time is anything but random.
March 29, 2017
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LG's latest earnings report shows 10 percent overall yearly growth, 2 percent in its mobile division
LG Electronics posted its Q1 2017 earnings report today, and things are looking pretty great for the company on pretty much all fronts. Its operating profits are up 9.7 percent over the same period last year, though its mobile division saw only 2 percent year-over-year growth.
April 27, 2017
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LG, Huawei, Oppo phones could soon get on-screen fingerprint readers, courtesy of CrucialTec
What do the fingerprint scanners on LG, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo handsets have in common? They're all produced by CrucialTec, a biometric solution developer who now claims that it has secured a patent for a transparent fingerprint sensor.
April 12, 2017
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LGD to supply Xiaomi with curved flexible OLED panels
Reports from Korea suggest LG Display has secured an OLED supply deal to Xiaomi, for the company's next-gen flagship phone. LGD will supply Xiaomi with curved flexible OLEDs, similar to the ones used in Xiamoi's Mi Note 2.
April 19, 2017
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Life is a musical and these wallpapers are your song
Music makes us better, brings us together, and it helps me get back that spirit they stole!
April 19, 2017
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LifeProof branches into waterproof Bluetooth speakers with new Aquaphonics line
Aquaponics is all about raising plants and fish in an integrated ecosystem such as a pond. However, don't confuse that with Aquaphonics, a new line of ruggedized Bluetooth speakers from LifeProof, the same brand that's synonymous with waterproof phone and tablet cases.
April 20, 2017
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Limited edition all-black OnePlus 3T to get an online flash sale, sans colette branding
Following yesterday's flash sale of a (very) limited edition colette-branded all-black OnePlus 3T edition, the company has now announced it will do another flash sale of the device, but this time online, as opposed to in-store. Also, just like last time, supplies will be very low -- 250 units, to be exact.
March 22, 2017
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Lineage OS surpasses 1 million active installs, with OnePlus One leading the charge
From the ashes of CyanogenMod, Lineage OS continues to grow.
March 19, 2017
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LineageOS' latest numbers show the OnePlus One is still tinkerers' favorite device
LineageOS, the continuation of the drama-plagued and now dead CyanogenMod Android distribution, has just reached a significant milestone -- one million installs, and we believe congratulations are in order. First spotted by Android Police, the million mark seems to have been passed mere hours ago, and, along with it, we can take a good look at the demographics of people running custom ROMs.
March 19, 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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Live from Samsung's Galaxy S8 press conference
Today's the main event for Samsung. it's been well over a year since the company unveiled its last flagship and, well, a lot has happened to the company in the interim. After several months of recalls and some bizarre executive scandals, this is the moment where the company needs to dust itself off and show the world what helped make is such a smartphone powerhouse in the first place.
March 29, 2017
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Location sharing is finally coming back to Google Maps
You will once again be able to share your location without using Google+.
March 22, 2017
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Lots of new features coming soon to Microsoft's Arrow Launcher
Microsoft is about to enhance Arrow Launcher's functionality even further with a new set of new features and improvements. the developers are readying yet another update for the Android launcher, which is likely to arrive soon in the Google Play.
April 19, 2017
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Lots of people are switching from iPhone to Galaxy S8
Many people are tired of Android versus iPhone. they just want a Galaxy S8.
May 9, 2017
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Lots of Snapdragon 835 Galaxy S8 units apparently have UFS 2.0 instead of newer UFS 2.1 memory. Should you care?
Recently, we've learned of Samsung's Huawei moment. for the uninitiated, the latter liberally dispersed no less than five different kinds of memory technology between versions of its P10 and P10 Lite flagship phones -- and some of said technology was more than a little far off from what was being advertised.
May 8, 2017
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'Lumia 651' listing on Microsoft Mexico site raises questions about Windows phone plans
It's been over a year since Microsoft unveiled its last Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 650. at the time, that device was nicknamed 'the last Lumia', as there were no indications that the company was planning to release any more phones in its Lumia line, which it had previously continued after the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business in 2014.
March 28, 2017
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Lumia 651 Windows 10 Mobile handset appears on Microsoft Mexico website
File this one under "probably a mistake", but it appears a new Microsoft Lumia handset has been listed on Microsoft's own website in Mexico. References to a Lumia 651 have been spotted, and is basically identical to the Lumia 650 but with a slightly bigger screen instead.
March 29, 2017
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Lumia 950/950 XL Firmware Updated to Support Double Tap to Wake
Although we are in the final stretch approaching release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update there is another software release today that will likely get a more enthusiastic response across social media and on tech websites.
July 7, 2016
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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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Lyft ride-sharing service comes to Windows 10 phones and PCs
While some companies have ended support for Windows devices, some major brands are continuing to bring their apps to the Windows Store. the latest addition is ride-sharing service Lyft, which offers an alternative to Uber in many cities.
March 31, 2017
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Misc. - M

M-Kavach is an Android security app from India
M-Kavach is a versatile Android security app from the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, a research and development arm of the Indian government.
March 19, 2017
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Machine-to-machine 'voice' has a name, a chirp, and a niche
U.K. firm offers a 'voice' as an alternative to scans and wireless tech
April 20, 2017
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Macotakara: Apple's OLED iPhone 8 not a sure thing yet, release date may be later than September
Uh oh, despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from reputable analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, and without a home key in the fall, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara begs to differ. we will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the "iPhone Edition" will be released later than thought, and has not been finalized yet.
March 8, 2017
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Major Lazer's Run Up video is all about the modern dilemma of texting while grinding
Is it polite to send texts from someone else's butt?
April 12, 2017
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Make Nokia Great Again! HMD official explains how Android will help Nokia return to former glory
Simplicity, ease of use, build quality. These were some of the main attributes that made Nokia phones so popular in the pre-iPhone era. Although the Finnish firm went through some very tough times in the past 10 years, its recent Android revival through HMD Global has undoubtedly delighted fans of the brand across the globe.
April 10, 2017
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March security update for Android begins rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in Europe
Earlier this week, Samsung began distributing the March security update for Android to its Galaxy A5 (2017) in Europe. Now, the company has commenced its rollout there for that handset's predecessor too.
April 6, 2017
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March security update for Android heads to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on T-Mobile
Last week, Samsung committed - or, more accurately, re-committed - to delivering monthly security patches for Android to its unlocked devices in the US. Carrier-locked devices are a different story, of course, as carriers generally drag their feet in delivering updates, and often end up rolling out these patches several weeks after Google releases them.
March 22, 2017
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March security update for Android now available for Sony's Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet and Z3+
In February - following a brief suspension that it blamed on "inconsistencies in Nougat" - Sony rolled out its Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+. Now, the company is bringing the latest Android security patches to those devices too.
March 31, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg has sold more than $1 billion worth of Facebook stock in the past year
He is selling stock to fund the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, his philanthropic investment vehicle.
April 14, 2017
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Massive battery for everybody: the Oukitel K6000 Plus goes global!
Just last month, Oukitel first teased that it will be launching the new K6000 Plus -- an addition to the K family of devices, known for sporting huge, huge batteries and pretty adequate midranger specs for a modest cost. Evolving the design a step further than the previous model -- the K6000 Pro -- Oukitel has managed to make the Plus slightly slimmer and lighter, though, it still weighs 7.3 Oz (207 gr).
April 5, 2017
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Massive emoji update slated for June includes zombies, dinosaurs, vampires, and more
Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.
March 23, 2017
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Materials may lead to self-healing smartphones
Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. the material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone go back together again.
April 4, 2017
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Materials may lead to self-healing smartphones
Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. the material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone go back together again.
April 4, 2017
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Meet Jelly, a cheap and small 4G smartphone running Android Nougat
If you remember when cellphones could fit easily in your pocket, you are probably dating yourself. Because phones have been getting increasingly bigger in recent years, much to the chagrin of some.
May 3, 2017
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Meet MagJuice: the Magnetic Charger for Android and iPhone
Innovation, at times, can stem from trying to make difficult tasks easier. for instance, when trying to plug a phone charger into the wrong end of a phone right before going to bed can prove to be rather infuriating in the mildest sense. Regardless, we try to find a way to do it anyway. the developers at MagJuice have created something that will save us from the 30 seconds of stress: the MagJuice 2.4A Magnetic Cable for Android and iPhones
April 19, 2017
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Meet PINLogger, the drive-by exploit that steals smartphone PINs
Sensors in phones running both iOS and Android reveal all kinds of sensitive info.
April 18, 2017
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Meet the BlackBerry KEYone this month at CrackBerry Meetups across Canada!
The CrackBerry Meetup Tour is coming back, and it's starting in Canada this month!
May 1, 2017
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Mesmerizing puzzler Warp Shift goes free on Google Play
Warp Shift is a clever puzzle game with distinctive art style and intriguing gameplay mechanics that popped up on Google play in the second half of 2016.
April 6, 2017
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Miami sextortion case asks if a suspect can be forced to decrypt an iPhone
Does the Fifth Amendment mean you don't have to hand over your password?
April 28, 2017
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Microsoft Authenticator adds phone sign-in support for all Microsoft accounts
Microsoft is taking a shot at passwords with its latest feature for the Microsoft Authenticator apps on iOS and Android. Rolling out now for all Microsoft accounts, phone sign-in will let you approve a login for from your phone with a single tap.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft Authenticator App Gets Password Bypass Feature
Microsoft has streamlined site access for Android and iOS mobile device users with a new password bypass feature addition to the Microsoft Authenticator application.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft Authenticator app gets phone sign in
Microsoft is making it easier than ever to sign into a Microsoft account, adding a new authentication option in the Microsoft Authenticator app that lets you approve the sign in attempt using just your Android smartphone or iPhone.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen
Cortana has been available on Android for a year now (in the US at least), and Microsoft recently made its virtual assistant even more useful by making it accessible on the lock screen.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft brings Groups in Outlook to Mac, iOS and Android devices
Microsoft says that over ten million people use its Groups feature in Outlook every month - and that number looks set to grow considerably, as the company has expanded its availability to three new platforms.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft can't sell Lumias, so it's now selling the Galaxy S8
It's too easy to kick a guy when he's down, so we won't point our fingers and laugh at Microsoft for its decision to start selling shiny new Samsung phones after giving up on its own. Yes, it's very tempting to let out a condescending chuckle, but facts are facts.
March 30, 2017
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Microsoft CEO Nadella says that there will be more Windows Phones coming in the future
A few days ago, we pointed out how the latest version of Microsoft's 10Q document filed with the SEC appeared to call "time of death" for Windows Phone. In a section of the document listing current business activities, Windows Phone no longer appeared after it had showed up in the previous quarter's 10Q.
May 3, 2017
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Microsoft confirms just a handful of Windows Phones will get Windows 10 Creators Update
Microsoft is rolling out a new test builds for Windows 10 to phone Insiders (and to PC users), while acknowledging that only a dozen or so Windows Phone models will get Windows 10 Creators Update.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft confirms the Windows 10 Creators Update will only come to 13 Windows phones
Microsoft today confirmed murmurings that the Windows 10 Creators Update will only officially roll out to a limited batch of supported Windows phones. as detailed in the release notes for the latest Mobile Insider build, the list includes a total of 13 Windows phones that will be officially supported at the Creators Update's full release, as well as on the Windows Insider program going forward.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift
There is an alternative for locked-out phones, if running beta software is your thing.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft Details Process for Staying on Windows 10 Creators Update with Unsupported Handsets
We learned a few weeks ago that when Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile the list of eligible devices for the final build would only consist of 13 devices.
April 27, 2017
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Microsoft dropping operator billing for Windows Phones in India
In what's likely to be a frustrating move for users, Microsoft is discontinuing operator billing for Windows Phones in India. the tech giant appears to have started alerting users to the move via SMS, noting that operator billing will be officially dropped as of March 30, 2017.
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft enables password-free account sign-in on iOS and Android - but not Windows phones
Microsoft is aiming to make two-factor authentication a bit easier by allowing users to sign into their Microsoft accounts simply by using their smartphones. the new feature has been available for some time as part of a 'soft launch', as Microsoft described it, but the company has now announced that it is 'generally available' for all users to enjoy.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft expands Cortana functionality on Android lock screens
Since Cortana made its way to Android devices, users have been asking for many new features and improvements. According to Microsoft, the ability to interact with Cortana directly from the lock screen was among the most requested features.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft Flow app now available for Windows 10 Mobile; requires phones with 2GB RAM or more
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a beta for Windows phones of Flow, its IFTTT-style app designed to allow businesses "to mash-up two or more different services", creating automated workflows. Microsoft originally unveiled Flow a year ago, and after releasing a beta for iOS last June, and for Android in August, the app officially launched on those platforms in October.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft Flow now available for Windows 10 Mobile
Months after its initial release for other mobile platforms, Microsoft's workflow automation service Flow is now available for Windows 10 Mobile. Curiously, while Microsoft had initially announced Flow for Windows 10 Mobile would launch as a closed beta earlier this month, the app is now available for everyone to download and try out at the Windows Store.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft has created a Cortana app specifically for Samsung's Android devices
Cortana has been officially available on Android since December 2015, and Microsoft has continued to improve its digital assistant on those devices with regular updates. But now, the company has published a new version of the Cortana app, specifically for Android devices made by Samsung.
May 4, 2017
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Microsoft has now removed all Lumia Windows phones from its UK store
The demise of Microsoft's Lumia range on its UK store has been dragging out for months, but it seems that it's finally reached the end of the line. the company has now removed the last of its own Windows phones from the Microsoft Store in the UK, leaving only two options available to purchase from other manufacturers.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft is selling its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8
For those looking for more Microsoft apps and products on their Android phone.
March 30, 2017
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Microsoft launches Flow beta app for Windows phones
Almost a year ago, Microsoft introduced Flow, a tool allowing business users "to mash-up two or more different services", offering similar functionality to IFTTT. Last June, it introduced its first beta for iOS, and released its public beta for Android in August, before officially launching Flow at the end of October.
April 3, 2017
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Microsoft launches Flow beta for Windows Phone
A Windows Phone version of Microsoft Flow is now in beta testing, the company has announced today. the service, which allows you to set up automated tasks, initially launched for Android and iOS last year.
April 3, 2017
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Microsoft launches To-Do for iOS, Android and Windows; signals upcoming death of Wunderlist
Microsoft has announced a new "intelligent task management app", developed by the team behind Wunderlist, which Microsoft acquired almost two years ago.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft officially ends support for a bunch of Windows phones
And Microsoft's converged operating system has become a little less converged.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft OME Viewer app for iOS lets you read encrypted messages
How do you open and view messages that are protected with Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption (OME), on your iPhone or iPad? Microsoft's got an app for that.
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft Philanthropies expands program that sends tech company volunteers into high schools to teach computer science
With seven new states, including Ohio and Wisconsin, TEALS offered in more than 31 states
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft recommends you don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update
Before Microsoft began the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout two weeks ago, I wrote about why users shouldn't rush to install it.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft releases an Azure app for iOS and Android
During the day one keynote for Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference, the company announced that it's releasing an Azure mobile application. While it's available today, the version number is 0.3.x, so it's still a beta, despite not being specifically labeled as one.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Preview Builds, Limits Creators Update for Mobile
Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16176 and 15204 for PC and mobile, respectively, to members of the Windows Insider Program. the company also revealed that the Creators Update will be officially available on fewer than a dozen Windows 10 Mobile devices.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out support for Groups to Outlook for Mac, Android, and iOS
Microsoft has begun rolling out support for Groups in Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android. Already available for commercial Office 365 users on Windows and on the web, Groups support gives Outlook users an easy way to take actions on and keep up with group conversations with things like adding group events to your calendar, viewing a group list, and quickly checking out group details.
April 18, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 16176 and 15204 for PC and Mobile Insiders
Microsoft is today rolling out two new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds for PC and Mobile for Insiders in the Fast ring today. the builds in question are 16176 for PC, and peculiarly 15204 for Mobile. Microsoft says Windows 10 Mobile builds will be issues from a different branch than that of the PC Insider Program from here on out.
April 14, 2017
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Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update release
Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update release to the dozen or so models of Windows Phones that will support the final version.
April 26, 2017
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Microsoft Teams gets big updates on iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile
It has been over a month since Microsoft begun the global rollout of Teams for Office 365 subscribers in 181 countries, and the company is continuously working on improving the experience of its "chat-based workspace". on the mobile apps front, two major updates are now available for iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, bringing new features to the app on these platforms.
May 1, 2017
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Microsoft to iPhone users: Free iMessage app 'Who's in' will help you plan events
If most of your friends own an iPhone, Microsoft's new event-planning app should make it easier to settle on a time and place to meet.
April 6, 2017
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Microsoft to sell Galaxy S8 phones pre-loaded with its own apps
Low-key deal to sell Samsung's new flagship driven by desire to remain a player in enterprise mobile, says analyst
March 31, 2017
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Microsoft to shut down Translator app for older Windows and Windows Phone devices next month
Microsoft has revealed that it is killing off its Translator app on some older Windows and Windows Phone devices in the next few weeks.
March 21, 2017
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Microsoft To-Do preview for iOS, Android, Windows and web signals the death of Wunderlist
Any organized soul worth their salt has a good to-do service (or two) to support them. this is something that has been strangely lacking from Microsoft, but this is all set to change with Microsoft To-Do.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft To-Do Preview launches on the web, Windows 10, Android and iOS
Microsoft has been cooking up a new To-do list app under the code name Project Cheshire for several months. now it looks like that app is ready in preview form under its official name, Microsoft To-Do. Initially spotted by Walking Cat on Twitter (via Thurrott.com), Microsoft To-Do Preview is now available on the web as well as via apps for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Android, and iOS.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft touts Microsoft-customized edition of Samsung Galaxy S8
Microsoft-customized versions of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones will be available for purchase in Microsoft retail stores in the US.
March 30, 2017
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Microsoft updates Project Rome SDK for Android with support for app services
Last month, Microsoft announced the Project Rome SDK for Android which would increase user engagement by providing experiences that would blur the lines between consumers and their devices, irrespective of the latter's operating system or form factor.
March 24, 2017
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Microsoft Wants Windows to play nice with iPhones, Android
Microsoft Corp. unveiled an update to Windows 10, adding key features that are likely to benefit users of gadgets that run rival mobile operating systems iOS and Android.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft will address mobile at Build -- but not how you expect
Windows phone fans are hoping for at least a tidbit of information on Microsoft's mobile strategy from the upcoming Build developer conference. They'll get it ... but maybe not in the way they expect.
May 9, 2017
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Microsoft's Alex Kipman: "The phone is already dead; people just haven't realized"
Microsoft's new Surface Laptop, which it announced this week, has already attracted a great deal of interest - a read through our hands-on first impressions should help to understand why - but some are more interested in what the company is planning to bring next to the mobile handset market. Microsoft's current global smartphone market share is far below 1%, while its phone hardware revenue collapsed last quarter to just $5 million.
May 4, 2017
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Microsoft's Arrow Launcher updated to version 3.3 for beta testers, adding more new features
Microsoft is continuing to roll out new features to its Arrow Launcher app on Android today, as version 3.3 is now available to beta testers. the news comes a month after version 3.1 brought tablet support, while 3.2 was in beta within the week.
April 17, 2017
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Microsoft's Cortana is now available on the Android lock screen
Microsoft has been tweaking Cortana on Android and iOS recently, and the latest addition is a new lock screen option for Android today. While the feature has been in beta since January, it's rolling out to everyone today. Microsoft isn't replacing existing lock screens with Cortana, but you'll be able to access the digital assistant simply by swiping left or right on a floating logo, making it just as quick to access as Google's own options.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft's enterprise phone strategy flops as revenue evaporates
Best move was to stop throwing more money into enterprise phones, says analyst
May 1, 2017
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Microsoft's Fluent Design System threatens to make Windows look good
Windows could for the first time ever have a bunch of apps that actually look good.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft's full Office desktop apps are coming to beef up the Windows Store
You can't even find the mobile version of Office on PCs anymore.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore: "We're going to continue to support Windows phone"
Microsoft's latest earnings report revealed that sales revenue from its Windows phones plummeted to just $5 million last quarter, compared with $1.4 billion during the same quarter two years earlier. the company predicted "negligible" revenue from its phone hardware division during the current quarter, and with no new handsets expected anytime soon, its phone business is effectively dead.
May 16, 2017
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Microsoft's in-store Android looks desperate but can Google stop it?
Phone-flashing fun
April 3, 2017
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Microsoft's Nadella: 'We'll make more phones. But they won't look like today's devices'
So don't hold your breath if you're a fan of the rumored Surface phone.
May 3, 2017
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Microsoft's new 'Clipboard' is cloud-enabled copy and paste for Windows 10
Microsoft today announced that with the Fall Creators Update, the company will introducing a new, highly requested and sought-after feature called "Clipboard," a cloud-based copy-and-paste function being built directly into Windows 10.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
Xamarin Live Player is part of the company's broader cross-platform development approach
May 11, 2017
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Midnight Black OnePlus 3T is already sold out in most countries
The limited edition Midnight Black OnePlus 3T is nearly sold out a month after its launch.
April 28, 2017
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'Millions' in enterprises expected to buy Galaxy S8
Knox security, DeX dock and slick styling will boost sales, analysts believe
April 21, 2017
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Millions of Americans still play Pokémon Go every day
Popularity peaked last July, but its long tail is still going.
March 23, 2017
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Minecraft 1.1 'The Discovery Update' announced for Windows 10 and Pocket editions
In December last year, Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition received the Ender Update, bringing their versions up to a nice and clean 1.0, and added a large number of features focused on the ending of Minecraft. Microsoft has now announced the 1.1 version, known as the Discovery Update, to be the next major content drop heading to the game, giving plenty more reasons to keep exploring the already content-rich world.
March 30, 2017
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Minecraft adds dash of Chinese mythology to Pocket, Windows 10 Editions
Minecraft fans can now add a bit of Chinese mythology to their worlds in the Pocket and Windows 10 editions of the game. the Chinese Mythology pack is now available for both versions, bringing along a whole load of new skins to check out.
April 11, 2017
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Minecraft's Next Big Update Detailed
Android users get first crack at the beta.
March 29, 2017
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Mingis on Tech: all about the new Moto G5 Plus
If you're looking for smartphone basics without busting the budget, this one may be just right
March 24, 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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Minor iPhone bump turns the 7 and 7 Plus red, gives iPhone SE more storage
The same iPhone, but red now.
March 21, 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.
April 21, 2017
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Mint SIM versus Boost Mobile: Which is better for you?
It's Mint SIM versus Boost Mobile in this head-to-head comparison.
March 27, 2017
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Mint SIM versus Cricket Wireless: Which is better for you?
How does Mint SIM stack up against Cricket Wireless? Here's our comparison!
March 21, 2017
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Mint SIM versus MetroPCS: Which is better for you?
How does Mint SIM stack up against MetroPCS? Here's our comparison!
March 24, 2017
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Mint SIM versus Project Fi: Which is better for you?
It's Mint SIM versus Project Fi in this head-to-head comparison.
March 31, 2017
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Mirabook is another crowdfunded attempt to turn a smartphone into a laptop
There has been no end of attempts to turn smartphones into full-blown computers. Last year's Kickstarter sensation, the Superbook, still hasn't shipped. Windows Continuum didn't save Windows Phone. Samsung DeX seems like a fun novelty. and who can forget Motorola's Lapdock?
April 17, 2017
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Mission complete - John Chen successfully turned around BlackBerry
We always knew the calm, collected John Chen has what it takes to lead BlackBerry out the financial swamp it had found itself in before he took the reigns. About four years after his appointment as CEO, Chen's disciplined strategy of playing to the company's strong sides has paid off remarkably and BlackBerry has opportunities to increase its profits. Essentially, the company's turnaround has been completed.
April 4, 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 industry loses its bid to stop Berkeley's cellphone warning law
9th Circuit: Local law actually "complements and reinforces'' federal law, policy.
April 21, 2017
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Mobile phone insurance versus repairs -- how do costs add up?
Ever drop and shatter the screen on your smartphone? your precious? your portal of connectivity to all things social? Ever wear out a camera module from addiction to taking pictures of every meal you make, and every cat you encounter?
April 5, 2017
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Money transfer startup Azimo now lets you send money to a phone number
Azimo, the U.K. money transfer startup backed by Rakuten, is rolling out a neat new feature that makes it a lot easier to send money through the app and should add additional network effects to help the London-based fintech company grow. Specifically, the new functionality enables Azimo users to request, send and receive cash internationally using a mobile phone number.
April 4, 2017
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Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition
At the start of the year, Hasbro announced it was putting the future of Monopoly into the hands of people on the internet. the company held a public vote, asking fans to decide on a revamped set of game pieces for the newest edition of the classic board game. Today, the results of that vote are in.
March 17, 2017
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Mophie is releasing a $100 charging case for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Mophie just put its Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus charging cases online, in case you had any doubt that the company would release accessories for Samsung's flagship devices. the S8 Juice Pack, as it's called, includes a 2,950mAh battery while the S8 Plus version has a 3,300mAh battery built in.
May 16, 2017
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More Moto X (2017) leaked images appear online, showing dual-camera setup
Where is the new Moto X? Apparently, it spent last year in suspended animation while the Moto Z duo got air time. Behind the scenes, Motorola worked on a Moto X update and its prototype photos surfaced online -- first in early April, and a whole batch of them today.
April 21, 2017
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More people are buying the Galaxy S8+ than the smaller Galaxy S8
Samsung is coming out ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch claiming that it is more popular than the S7.
April 10, 2017
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More people are using Android to get online than any other operating system, even Windows
The latest report of internet usage by StatCounter shows Google's OS edging Windows for the first time.
April 3, 2017
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Morgan Stanley doubles its forecast for OLED iPhones production
All kinds of iPhone 8 rumours have been bombarding the newsfeeds for months now, and the trend will only intensify in the months before Apple's next flagship launch. However, the fact that Apple is opting for an OLED handset is a virtual certainty now, with confirmations of Apple's move and reports of OLED panel orders coming from various sources.
April 24, 2017
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Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 Squeezes More Into Less
But the new flagship phone has its downsides
April 18, 2017
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Mossberg: the Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less
But the new flagship phone has its downsides.
April 18, 2017
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Most Android devices lack latest security patches
There is plenty of blame to go around, from wireless carriers to users
March 23, 2017
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Most Android users running outdated security patches: report
A cybersecurity company found that 71 percent of Android users on major US carriers are easy targets for hackers.
March 23, 2017
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Most U.S. households have ditched landlines for mobile phones
Cord cutting isn't just for TVs.
May 5, 2017
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Moto C and C Plus bring Motorola simplicity to under-€120 crowd
New phones for growing markets.
May 15, 2017
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Moto C and C Plus phones rumored for first-time buyers
The two handsets reportedly could sport 5-inch displays and entry-level hardware.
April 11, 2017
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Moto C and Moto C Plus certified in Russia ahead of official announcement
It's no secret that Motorola Mobility has had its difficulties in recent times. Taken over by Google in 2011 before being passed onto Lenovo three years later, things looked ominous when the China-based company laid off a large chunk of its Motorola workforce last fall.
April 20, 2017
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Moto C and Moto C Plus will be Motorola's cheapest smartphones yet
Earlier today, we saw an unannounced Motorola smartphone that's supposed to be called Moto C. It looks like this is, indeed, the handset's name, and, according to Venture Beat, we're also going to get a Moto C Plus.
April 11, 2017
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Moto C Plus brings on the crazy-affordable basics
Motorola's Moto C Plus is an entry-level Android phone that wants to make its way into your pocket by way of helping out your wallet.
May 15, 2017
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Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus full specs and prices leaked out
Two new Motorola smartphones are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, both belonging to the budget-friendly category, the Moto E4, and Moto E4 Plus.
April 26, 2017
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Moto E4 Plus press render, specs surface; yup, that's a 5000mAh juicer inside
Ever since we first saw the FCC documentation revealing that the Moto E4 Plus will feature a 5000mAh battery, our minds have been filled with the thoughts of long-lasting battery life. with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, we could see some monster Screen-on time for this model.
May 16, 2017
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Moto E4 spotted in Motorola's 44th anniversary video
Motorola is celebrating the 44th anniversary of its first public phone call with a video showing off all of its classics. In the same video a new smartphone resembling the Moto G5 has managed to sneak in. However, it doesn't seem to be one of the new G-series devices, since it does'nt feature the curved lines on the back, like the G5 and G5 Plus do.
April 11, 2017
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Moto G4 play price slashed to just $100, making it one of the best cheap phones you can buy in the U.S.
When we look at phones, we have the most discussed first: the Galaxy S8 and iPhone, retailing for an average of $700 or more, we also have mid range phones like the Moto Z and OnePlus 3T retailing for $450 to $500, and we have affordable phones like the Moto G5 for $250.
April 26, 2017
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Moto G5 in gorgeous blue goes on sale in the UK as an O2 exclusive
The Moto G5 gets a third color variant.
March 31, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus can't make emergency calls on Verizon's VoLTE service
Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.
April 20, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus review: Inexpensive doesn't have to mean cheap
Last year, Motorola's G4 lineup didn't live up to its predecessors. this year, Moto gets back on track.
April 4, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus versus Honor 6X: the ultimate budget battle
Just because the big-name phones get all the attention, that shouldn't preclude excellent devices like the Moto G5 Plus and Honor 6X from getting their fair shake. at under $300 each, both phones certainly have trade-offs compared to their more expensive counterparts, but each manages to bring a certain something, from fantastic performance and software to superb battery life and great camera optics, to make them worth your time.
May 15, 2017
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Moto G5 review: Nougat on a budget
Great smartphones on a budget phone aren't exactly a new phenomenon. Motorola was actually one of the first manufacturers to deploy well-performing devices that didn't break the bank and while others have also joined this cause, Moto G series remains iconic in its own right.
May 9, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus review: the new standard for budget phones
The Moto G5 Plus is an awesome little phone, and that it's available for just over $200 is one of its greatest assets. Things could have gone either way for the Motorola brand under Lenovo, but it seems that the Moto G line has maintained what made it great in the first place: excellent hardware coupled with simple, unencumbered software, and a price tag that screams value.
March 27, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus versus Moto G4 Plus: a class apart
Motorola's latest budget phone has a lot to offer.
March 23, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Clash of the titans
Near-identical hardware, vastly different software.
April 12, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus video review: the best cheap Android phone!
A good, cheap smartphone. That's been the MO of the Moto G series since the very beginning -- a phone that doesn't cost the earth, but also doesn't come with a bunch of nasty compromises. this year, the line is led by the Moto G5 Plus -- and it might just be the best inexpensive Android phone you can buy.
April 21, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus won't call 911 when using Verizon's VoLTE
If you're a Verizon subscriber rocking the Moto G5 Plus, better hope that you don't have an emergency while using Big Red's VoLTE service. a bug is preventing the Moto G5 Plus from dialing the 911 emergency number when attempting to make the call over LTE.
April 20, 2017
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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there
Moto's new Android phone may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful device with no bloat and a low price.
March 24, 2017
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Moto Mod leaks reveal images of the Moto Power Pack and next-gen Moto Style Shells
We've seen images of what allegedly is the Moto Z2 Force, the sequel to this year's Lenovo/Motorola flagship. the Moto Z2 line will continue to feature the 16 pins on the bottom rear of the handsets so that the modular Moto Mod accessories can magnetically be attached to any of the follow-up models. Today, images claiming to show a couple of new Moto Mods have been disseminated.
April 25, 2017
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Moto plugs its past, present, and future with a rap lyric video
I get that it's hard to cut through the noise and get your name back out there, especially in a market that's been dominated by Samsung and Apple, but Motorola, you've got the best cheap Android phone on the market. your Moto Mods are one of the best takes on a modular phone that we've seen commercially.
April 21, 2017
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Moto tablet could be on the way with new 'Productivity Mode'
Might as well try something new.
May 4, 2017
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Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM
We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). with the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). a Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside.
April 19, 2017
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Moto X 2017: Pictures and specs leak online
Rumors of a new entry to the Moto X line have been doing the rounds since November last year. we have seen leaks and renders of the device for quite some time. Now, a new leak gives us a better idea of the specs and the design for the upcoming device.
March 28, 2017
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Moto X (2017) might have been leaked by Moto on this video celebrating 44 years of mobile calls
Over the last few days, we have shown you a few images allegedly revealing the Motorola Moto X (2017). But now, we might have just seen the phone straight from the horse's mouth. Moto USA has uploaded a video to YouTube that celebrates 44-years of mobile phone calls with an original rap song.
April 4, 2017
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Moto X Pure Edition, one of our favorite phones of 2015, is getting Nougat
The Moto X Pure Edition was big and curvy and didn't have a great camera, but we loved it anyway. and now it's getting an update to Nougat.
April 26, 2017
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Moto X Style soak test in Brazil means Android 7.0 is on the way
The Moto X Style was launched on September 1st, 2015. Coming to market with Android 5.1 Lollypop pre-installed, eventually the Moto X Style received the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. and now, some Moto X Style users in Brazil are receiving the soak test for Android 7.0 Nougat. to participate, Moto X Style users and their phone must be registered with the Motorola Feedback Network.
March 19, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force and Z2 play leak out again, this time in a family photo
After the successful Moto Z family of smartphones released in 2016, Motorola Mobility is getting ready to unveil a Moto Z2 series. this should include a regular Moto Z2, a Moto Z2 Force, and a Moto Z2 Play.
May 15, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force might get the headphone jack back
Besides a rumored headphone jack, the successor to the Moto Z Force might not be a Verizon exclusive this time.
April 17, 2017
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Moto Z2 Force won't be exclusive to Verizon, 3.5mm jack making a comeback
The headphone jack is coming back to the Moto Z series.
April 17, 2017
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Moto's Z play is the phone I just can't quit
It's all about the battery
April 10, 2017
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Motorola is reportedly developing a premium Android tablet, with 'productivity mode'
Motorola is reportedly developing a new high-end Android tablet, that aims to woo buyers with the promise of improved productivity and multi-tasking features.
May 4, 2017
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Motorola may ditch the DROID brand for Verizon-bound smartphones
Since Chinese giant Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google, much has changed regarding the US handset maker's portfolio and lineup of smartphones. Although Lenovo decided to keep the Moto brand on Motorola's smartphones, the Chinese company considered ditching it for its own.
May 8, 2017
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Motorola Moto C allegedly pictured, seems to be a new cheap phone
Motorola Mobility announced only two smartphones in 2017 (Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus), but it certainly has more handsets to reveal before the end of the year. One of the company's upcoming phones seems to be the Moto C, a low-end device that recently showed up somewhere in China.
April 11, 2017
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Motorola Moto E4 Plus surfaces, 5000mAh juicer in tow
Earlier this month, we all were flabbergasted and astounded when the FCC documentation for the Motorola Moto E4 Plus revealed that the phone would carry a 5000mAh battery. While Motorola has shoehorned high capacity batteries into past DROID models, this would be the largest battery every carried by a Motorola handset eclipsing the 3900mAh cell found on the Motorola DROID Turbo. and the Moto E4 Plus, unlike the DROID Turbo, is far from being a flagship model.
April 28, 2017
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Motorola Moto G5 Plus review:
Simply the best budget phone
April 19, 2017
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Motorola Moto G5 review:
A rock-bottom bargain for your everyday essentials
April 24, 2017
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Motorola Moto X leaked photos show dual cameras
Photos of an alleged Moto X reveal dual cameras, internal specs and some cool design cues.
March 28, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 Force leaks out alongside the Moto E4 and Moto C series
Wondering what Motorola Mobility has been up to after releasing the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus? Well, the company is getting ready to unveil several new smartphones, including a couple of high-end models: Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force.
April 12, 2017
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Motorola Moto Z2 logo leaks
Reliable tipster Evan Blass has disseminated a tweet this afternoon that seeming confirms that the Motorola Moto Z is getting a sequel. the tweet contains a logo for the Moto Z2, which is expected to continue supporting the Moto Mods modular accessories.
April 5, 2017
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Motorola's Moto X (2017) might have just shown us its curves in live pictures
A couple of photos showing the alleged Moto X (2017) have just surfaced online. it's possible that Motorola is already working on such a device, but judging by what's revealed in the leaked pictures it will be foolish to think that the Moto X (2017) is a high-end smartphone.
March 27, 2017
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Motorola's Moto Z2 might be the next-gen phone for Mods
Motorola is allegedly working on a follow-up to last year's Moto Z.
April 6, 2017
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Motorola's next flagship will be called the Moto Z2
When? we don't know. all we have to go off of is a brief tweet.
April 5, 2017
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Motorsport Manager is free on Android right now, grab it while they're giving it away
Got gasoline in your veins? Know the closest kin of all the F1 champions by name? and finally, you regard manifolds to be a pristine example of contemporary art?
March 28, 2017
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Moving from Windows Phone to Android? Here's what you need to know
It might hurt a little, but if you're a Windows 10 Mobile user thinking of jumping ship to Android, we're here to help.
May 10, 2017
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MrMobile's BlackBerry KEYone review
The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just another anachronistic appeal to nostalgia. it's the best BlackBerry on shelves today, bearing the best keyboard you can find on an Android phone in 2017. Lest you think I'm damning it with faint praise, remember that MrMobile values smartphones that stand out from the crowd -- sometimes even more than he values phones with great battery life and outstanding build quality.
May 4, 2017
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MrMobile's BlackBerry KEYone review: Stretch those thumbs
The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just another anachronistic appeal to nostalgia. it's the best BlackBerry on shelves today, bearing the best keyboard you can find on an Android phone in 2017. Lest you think I'm damning it with faint praise, remember that MrMobile values smartphones that stand out from the crowd -- sometimes even more than he values phones with great battery life and outstanding build quality.
May 4, 2017
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Muji created a sixth pocket for our smartphones
The pocket, which looks like a simple seam, is actually specifically designed to hold smartphones. Even phones kept in cases. Whoa! Ingenuity. These pants debuted in January this year, so we're a little late to them, but I think we still need to acknowledge this invention. Have any of you tried them out? can you report back on how you like this pocket?
March 23, 2017
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Mujjo reveals exclusive full-grain leather cases for the Galaxy S8/S8+, and they come with Style
Mujjo is no stranger to quality mobile accessories, and has for example been making upscale touchscreen-friendly gloves for five years already, specializing so well that it offers one of the greatest bangs for the buck in the category. that expertise transfers to the Mujjo cases for popular handsets like the iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy S line, and now it is a turn of the new S8 and S8+ to receive their first full-grain leather wrappers.
May 11, 2017
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Mystery Google Pixel 2 "Taimen" model appears on Geekbench running Android O
Google's first time designing brand new smartphones proved to be a big success for the Alphabet division. There are many Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users out there who will tell you that the pair were easily the best Android phones for 2016, topping the competition such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5, Moto Z Force and others. Naturally, Google is returning to the flagship market with sequels that will be manufactured once again by HTC.
May 11, 2017
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N.O.V.A. Legacy lands on Android, reviving the AAA sci-fi shooter series
First-person shooters might be a bit awkward to play on a touch screen, but we must admit that for the FPS enthusiasts, there aren't any better options for some shooting on-the-go. and not many companies are on par with Gameloft, when it comes to solid mobile shooters.
April 6, 2017
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Naked Androids to rampage across Russia
Google settles antitrust case and pledges to open its OS to rival search engines and apps
April 18, 2017
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Netflix blocks installs on rooted Android devices
Over the weekend, Netflix tested a new pricing scheme in Australia to gauge reaction from users. In a more permanent change, Netflix is now restricting the installation of its Android app to non-rooted devices. the company confirmed that the latest update will not work on devices that aren't Google-certified or have been altered.
May 15, 2017
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Netflix brings HDR streaming to the LG G6, here's how to get it (S8 needn't apply yet)
In case you have scooped up one of those seasonal flagships everyone is talking about - the Galaxy S8 or the LG G6 - you will be delighted to learn that their Mobile HDR Premium and Full Vision displays, respectively, can potentially take advantage of those Netflix series shot in HDR10 or Dolby Vision formats. That's right, we barely reported that Netflix has listed its first phone certified for HDR streaming - the LG G6 - and the promised 5.0 app version that brings in the wide color goods to its screen, is already rolling out.
May 12, 2017
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Netflix certifies its first phone for HDR and Dolby Vision streaming... yep, it's the LG G6
Oh, Gods of HDR streaming, you have finally blessed a phone with the Netflix stamp of approval, and for the first time in history we will be able to watch all those new or existing "wide color" shows shot in the flashy DCI-P3 gamut as their creators intended on the go with the smartphone in our pocket.
May 9, 2017
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Netflix drops support for rooted and unlocked Android devices
While rooting Android does not make it necessarily less secure, some software makers would rather you keep your device stock. Why? Well, because when you gain elevated privileges, which is what rooting enables, you might cause some issues or do some things that run afoul of their rules.
May 15, 2017
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Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices
The "unlocked'' devices Netflix is refusing to support may refer to bootloader-unlocked devices rather than carrier-unlocked devices. Carrier unlocking refers to the practice of allowing a device purchased from one company to run on another company's network, while bootloader unlocking allows a smartphone to run a completely different version of Android (or in some cases, an entirely different operating system).
May 15, 2017
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Netflix Use of Google DRM Means Rooted Android Devices Are Banned
Netflix customers who previously viewed the service using a 'rooted' Android device are no longer able to do so, at least officially. the development has been confirmed by Netflix, who say that the company's reliance on Google's Widevine DRM standards means that modified and/or non-certified devices will be excluded from the service.
May 15, 2017
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Netflix Windows Phone app gets updated Live Tile and streaming fixes
Netflix has updated its Windows Phone 8.1 app with a new Live Tile color and some fixes to reported issues for video streaming.
July 7, 2016
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Neural Network Generates Bizarre, Adorable Pick-Up Lines
"You must be a tringle? Cause you're the only thing here.'
April 13, 2017
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New 5G transmitter 20 times more efficient than the previous ones
The new 5G radio transmitter is designed for the small fifth generation base stations. In the future, the coverage of a single base station has to be reduced because of the rapidly increasing number of mobile devices. this reduces the size of base stations, but increases their number, which makes the price, size and power consumption requirements of base stations and mobile phones converge.
March 28, 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 apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, or their phone connects to WiFi. It may not seem like much, but filling these gaps can can a significant aggregate effect, given how much time we spend on our devices.
April 17, 2017
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New augmented reality visualization app Dotty has launched in the app store
As augmented reality continues its march into the workplace, new tools are emerging to integrate collaboration and visualization tools into virtual and augmented reality.
March 23, 2017
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New bill would crack down on border phone searches without warrants
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would make border agents get a warrant before searching Americans' phones, and affirm that they can cross the border without handing over account passwords. the Protecting Data at the Border Act is sponsored by Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in the Senate; in the House, it's backed by Jared Polis (D-CO), Adam Smith (D-WA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Blake Farenthold (R-TX).
April 4, 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 S8 leak reveals screen resolution as retail box breaks cover
The QHD+ panel on the Galaxy S8 has a resolution of 2960 x 1440.
March 22, 2017
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New Galaxy S8 software update aims to fix your red display
It's hard to ship software that makes everyone happy.
April 24, 2017
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New generation of cyber highwaymen could threaten parcel drones
Robbing the mail has a long and dishonorable history dating back to the days of the stagecoach. But UK-based online parcel broker ParcelHero is warning that automated delivery drones and droids could see the rise of a new breed of high-tech highwaymen.
March 23, 2017
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New Google Assistant SDK will bring intelligence to just about any hardware
Creating interesting hardware gets a lot easier when a complex voice interface is provided to you.
April 27, 2017
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New Google report shows Android security is improving
Today Google published its third annual Android Security Year in Review, the day after the launch of the developer preview of Android O. Looking back at 2016, the report details the steps the company has taken to keep Android users and their data safe. Google cites a crackdown on Potentially Harmful Apps as a particular success, and points to the fact that security updates have been issued to 735 million devices.
March 22, 2017
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New Google Translate update brings word definitions and easy account switching
If you're a frequent user of Google Translate, you'll be pleased to know that the mobile app has just received a nifty update designed to make your life a bit easier.
March 28, 2017
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New Honor beta program for the US lets users mould phones that are still in the pipeline
The Honor 8 is already one of the best unlocked phones money can buy in the US, but Huawei's loosely-affiliated brand is ready to take the relationship with US customers to the next level now, by introducing the Honor beta program.
April 5, 2017
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New Humble 'Great Adventures' Bundle may be the best one yet
There's a great new Humble Bundle for Android, and you're going to want to spring for this one.
April 18, 2017
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New HydrogenOS beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T repairs lots of issues
The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the only smartphones that the Chinese company keeps updating in the last couple of months. Either you're running HydrogenOS or OxygenOS, the updates are coming almost on a monthly basis on both devices.
May 15, 2017
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New images of purported working Galaxy S8 with colorful screen protectors pop up
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ leaks keep on coming fast and furious, Seoul Drift edition, and and it is entirely normal, as we are nearing the official announcement during Samsung's Unpacked event planned for March 29th. this waterfall of depictions consists mainly of dummy units given to carriers or screen protector makers to train reps or test their wares, but every now and then a live, working machine wiggles its way into the news stream.
March 19, 2017
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New iPhone 8 renders may provide an accurate look at the handset
There's no shortage of iPhone 8 renders out there, but it's hard to tell if any of them provide a truthful look at the real handset (which should be unveiled by Apple later this year). Today, however, we can inspect a new series of renders that may give us the best look at the iPhone 8 thus far.
May 9, 2017
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New iPhone 8 renders reveal Apple is switching to glass design, vertical dual camera and two slightly bigger bodies
The 2017 Apple iPhone is expected to bring one of the biggest changes ever in the design and functionality of the iPhone series, and while the phone is said to be gearing up for launch at a slightly later time in the year, some interesting new details about it have surfaced.
May 16, 2017
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New iPhone Report Suggests Apple will Sell 260M iPhones in 2017
A new report has surfaced from Rod Hall, an analyst with JPMorgan, that has to do with the iPhone 8, or iPhone Pro, and iPhone sales in general for 2017. According to Hall, Wall Street has underestimated the coming iPhone "super cycle." BGR reports that Hall thinks that if the iPhone 8 is a compelling device that the upgrade cycle could be the biggest upgrade yet for Apple.
March 29, 2017
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New leak reveals alleged spec sheet of Xiaomi's Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus
Latest rumor suggests the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus will be powered by the Snapdragon 835.
March 27, 2017
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New material could be used to produce self-healing phone screens that will repair cracks
These days, the tools used to protect smartphone screens from cracking upon impact include Corning's Gorilla Glass (now up to its 5th generation) and the second generation Shattershield system used by Motorola on the Moto Z Force. In the near future, phone screens could be made from a new material created by chemists at the University of California at Riverside and the University of Colorado.
April 5, 2017
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New Nokia 3310 release date for the UK confirmed by HMD Global
The famous remake of one of the most popular, robust, and reliable phones will soon be able to be purchased from Carphone Warehouse as well as Vodafone for £49.99. Pre-registration for the phone has been ten times higher than any other flagship release this year according to Carphone Warehouse.
May 10, 2017
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New OnePlus 3 and 3T beta updates improve Bluetooth, call behavior
A small but important update is out for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
May 2, 2017
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New OnePlus 5 leak shows us dual camera module on back, reaffirms hardware rumors
As you probably well know, the OnePlus 5 is just around the corner. Leaks are coming out, teases are being dropped left and right, and everybody is expecting a device that will take our breath away with a mix of quality hardware and aggressive pricing.
May 12, 2017
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New Oppo Find 9 image gives another wishful glimpse at the phone that never was
We first wrote about the Oppo Find 9 in early 2015. the Oppo Find 7 came out a year before that, and a lot has happened since then. Apple made big-screen phones. BlackBerry turned a profit. Cars started driving themselves. DiCaprio won an Oscar. But Oppo keeps not releasing the Find 9. we actually considered bluffing its announcement as our April Fools piece this year, but we didn't want to hurt those that still care.
April 17, 2017
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New prank that uses Siri could end up with you in jail
The cops are warning iPhone users not to fall for the latest prank involving Siri. It seems that those rockin' an iPhone are being encouraged to say "108" to Siri. a typical post might tell you that saying that number to Siri will elicit a joke from the voice-activated virtual personal assistant, or transfer money into your bank account. However, when Siri hears the number 108, she thinks that your life is in danger and starts a five-second countdown before calling 911.
March 23, 2017
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New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones
Candy-bar-style phones will add features such as LTE, better graphics, dual cameras, and secure mobile payments with the 205 Mobile chip
March 19, 2017
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New renders derived from a reliable CAD file give us details about Apple's upcoming iPhone
This year, the leaks have been all over the place for Apple's upcoming iPhones. If the rumors are to be believed, the firm is expected to announce two devices that will become replacements for last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with a third device, that is meant to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone.
May 16, 2017
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New report has it that LG will make the Pixel 3, LG dismisses it as "pure speculation"
According to a fresh report from a Korean publication, LG is "expected" to manufacture the Google Pixel 3 family of smartphones that should be released sometime in 2018. Until then, of course, Google will first have to launch the Pixel 2 series - however, like the Pixel and Pixel XL from last year, this will probably be made by HTC.
May 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 Report Suggest that the iPhone 8 will Arrive on Time After All
There have been a lot of rumors circulating about the iPhone 8. Most of them have centered around the phone's design and features and have, overall, generated a lot of positive buzz for the company. I say "most'' because there have been a few troubling rumors regarding possible supply shortages and even delays. However,a recent report suggest that those rumors are just that, rumors.
May 9, 2017
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New Rumors Shed Light on the Upcoming Nokia 9 Smartphone
Nokia used to be one of the biggest names in cellphones, but, over the years, they've been eclipsed by Apple and Samsung. However, the once-dominant company is attempting to make a comeback with a new high-end smartphone named the Nokia 9.
April 10, 2017
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New Samsung Galaxy S8 print teaser surfaces
This morning, Samsung revealed a new teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the form of a poster. In Korean, the poster reads "Completion and a new Start," perhaps making a statement about last year's issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. the image on the teaser shows a person standing next to a smartphone shaped door. Outer Space beckons through the portal, with various planets and meteors making it through the door.
March 21, 2017
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New Samsung Galaxy S8 renders show a purple / violet color option
Next week, on March 29, when Samsung will finally announce the Galaxy S8 series, it may not have too many novelties left to reveal. we already know tons of details about the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and we've seen both smartphones in various leaked images.
March 19, 2017
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New Samsung Places tool makes it easier to call businesses
While people often search for businesses on the web, the most popular way of actually getting in touch is still by phone. But that means getting the details from your browser and switching to the dialer app to make the call.
April 18, 2017
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New security tool addresses Android app collusion threat
As we reported last month app collusion, where apps work together to extract sensitive data, now represents a very real security risk to mobile devices.
July 7, 2016
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New Shadowgun Legends gameplay footage shows the dazzling graphics possible on current smartphones
Shadowgun and its multiplayer spin-off, Deadzone, are two of Android's truly iconic games. When Apple was doing what seemed like magic running Infinity Blade on the iPhone 4S, no Android game could hold up to its Unreal Engine-powered graphics.
March 23, 2017
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New Sims game coming to iPhone, Android
In what looks like a match made in Sim heaven, a full-fledged Sims game is headed to mobile devices.
May 10, 2017
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New tool offers flexible feature delivery for mobile developers
Businesses are clamoring for up to date mobile apps, but in the past the approach has tended to be all or nothing, with no real way of testing new features on some users before rolling them out to everyone.
April 18, 2017
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New update for the Asus Zenfone 3 Max makes its 4,100 mAh battery even better
Asus is in the process of rolling out a new OTA update for its battery phone -- the Zenfone 3 Max. Owners of the device will be happy to know that the the latest patch is rather substantial, as it includes a new app plus optimizations in several key areas.
April 3, 2017
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New Vault 7 leaks show CIA can install persistent malware on OS X and iOS devices
A new trove of documents belonging to Wikileak's Vault 7 leaks, dubbed "Dark Matter" reveal that Apple devices including Macs and iPhones have been compromised by the CIA. they are affected by firmware malware meaning that even a re-installation of the operating system will not fix the device.
March 23, 2017
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New version of Pixel Launcher brings back the Google search bar
When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launched last year, the new Pixel Launcher came with the pair of handsets. Instead of offering the usual Google search bar, a pill shaped Google widget was found on the left of the screen, with the temperature and date found on the right.
March 30, 2017
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New WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacks iPhones and MacBooks
For years, the CIA has been developing tools for hacking into Apple products -- and thanks to WikiLeaks, those tools are now public. Today, the group published a new set of documents dubbed "Dark Matter," part of the ongoing Vault 7 publication on CIA hacking tools. Today's documents focus specifically on Apple products, detailing the CIA's methods for breaking into MacBooks and iPhones.
March 23, 2017
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New Windows look and feel, Neon, is officially the "Microsoft Fluent Design System''
New "design system" will span everything from phones to virtual reality.
May 11, 2017
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New York City's Wi-Fi kiosks have provided users with $15 million worth of free internet service
The 934 Link kiosks that dot the New York City landscape have provided a ton of free data to new Yorkers. the kiosks started operations early last year, and since that time period over one petabyte of data has been employed by mobile device owners in the Big Apple. Based on current rates, that is equivalent to more than $15 million of broadband internet connectivity that has been received for free in New York City.
May 16, 2017
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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks
For years, the CIA has known of implants for iPhones and low-level rootkits for Macbooks
March 23, 2017
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News Pro for iOS review: a solid newsreader with a few quirks
Microsoft's News Pro app for iPhone is so great and polished it kicked MSN News and Flipboard off my iPhone's home screen.
April 20, 2017
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Next Google Pixel Phone May Use Curved OLED Display
The smartphone world has gone rather crazy for OLED screens with curved edges thanks in part to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the new Galaxy S8 smartphones. Rumors have it that the coming high-end iPhone 8 smartphone will use OLED panels with curved edges, but will stop short of having any information displayed on those curved edges like Samsung offers.
April 10, 2017
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Next week's T-Mobile Tuesday allows you to put down some roots for free
Well boys and girls, it's that time again. Next Tuesday T-Mobile will be once again giving out freebies to its subscribers. First up, a $5 credit on carpool ride sharing service Lyft Line. Share a ride with others going the same way you are, and save a fiver in the process. When you get home, you can rent a movie for free, or take up to $5 off the purchase of a flick from VUDU.
April 14, 2017
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Nextbit makes accessing your pictures easier with Web Client Beta
Nextbit has just unveiled its first piece of beta software, Web Client. this will allow you to view your pictures, their metadata and even download them on your computer with ease. Recently, Nextbit put out a call for Robin owners who may be interested in testing unreleased software, and this is the first thing to come from that.
July 7, 2016
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Nextbit may have just revealed a red variant of the Robin
Taking it all in stride, Nextbit gave us a little bit of extra information as to the legitimacy of an upcoming red Robin ... saying "there are no mistakes," with a jar of red paint spilled on a black phone.
July 7, 2016
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Niantic debuts Adventure Week event to celebrate distance traveled by Pokemon Go players
The studio behind the wildly popular Pokemon Go game, Niantic has just announced that as of May 11, the community of the game has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers.
May 16, 2017
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Niantic made a critical update to Pokemon Go to put an end to certain types of cheating
Niantic made a critical update to Pokemon Go that all trainers need to be aware of. the stats of wild Pokemon are now randomized based on player levels, which has upset so-called spoofers, snipers, and other types of cheaters.
April 21, 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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Nifty Mobile Charger review: USB-C compatible and faster charging for iPhones
A stylish adapter that can work with your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
May 11, 2017
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Nike releases iPhone cases for sneakerheads
These iPhone cases by Nike are made out of iconic sneaker soles -- and they look damn good.
May 12, 2017
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Nike's new iPhone 7 cases feature the soles of Air Force 1 and Roshe sneakers
Nike announced new hard iPhone 7 cases this week that'll appeal to all sneakerheads. the cases feature the same sole design as two of the company's most popular sneakers: the Roshe and Air Force 1. the Roshe case is available in either a bright red or seafoam green while the Air Force 1 is only available in a classic blue.
May 12, 2017
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Nikkei Asian Review: Apple ordered 70 million flexible OLED displays from SDC for the first OLED iPhone
The Nikkei Asian Review says that its sources claim that Apple ordered 70 million 5.2" flexible OLED displays for its first OLED iPhone, that will be launched by the end of 2017. IHS estimates that SDC actually plant to produce 95 million OLEDs for Apple in 2017 as it expects higher demand from Apple.
April 4, 2017
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Nintendo's beloved Legend of Zelda may be coming to phones
Another beloved Nintendo franchise is coming to phones.
May 15, 2017
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Nissan puts Signal Shield to reduce smartphone distraction at the wheel
As we all know, using a smartphone while driving a car can be quite a dangerous thing. and we all know why we should pay attention to the road, not to the phone, right? a recent study confirmed that even using a hands-free system can be just as distracting for drivers as holding the phone to the ear, not to mention texting while driving. of course, there are some apps available that claim to reduce the distraction (as for example Samsung's "In-Traffic Reply'), but their effectiveness is still to be proved in practice.
May 4, 2017
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Nissan Uses a Faraday Cage to Combat Phone Distractions
Distracted driving is a huge problem. some have called on Apple and Google to implement features that automatically lock down phones when they detect that you're driving. Nissan would like to offer a more old-school solution: the Faraday cage.
May 4, 2017
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No CarPlay or Android Auto? Navdy to the Rescue
One of the most important trends in the automobile world is making cars smarter. I'm not talking about autonomous cars, but rather connected features on new cars and retrofitting existing cars with digital intelligence.
April 19, 2017
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No more Concept updates for the Sony Xperia X from next month
Everything that has a beginning has an end, and the same goes for smartphone updates. Although Sony is bringing the Xperia X to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat build with an upcoming Concept update (limited to Europe), it's going to put an and to Concept updates for that model next month. So if you got used to rocking the latest Android on that handset, you are going to have to pay your respects and move on.
April 19, 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 'wraparound' iPhone 8 display? Apple reportedly opts for simpler flat OLED screen
Despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from various analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara now begs to differ.
April 18, 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, Microsoft is not 'killing Windows 10 Mobile'
Not yet anyway
April 18, 2017
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Nokia 6 one step closer to U.S. launch after receiving its FCC certification
Following in the footsteps of the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 has taken a giant step toward its expected stateside launch by receiving its FCC certification. Because the phone has already been released overseas, we don't have to guess at the specs.
May 2, 2017
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Nokia 6 starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update before going global
The first Nokia-branded smartphone launched by HMD Global is getting the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update before many flagships handsets. Although Nokia 6 is exclusively available in China for the moment, HMD announced in late February that the smartphone would be launched worldwide in Q2.
April 14, 2017
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Nokia 3310 hasn't made it to market yet, but it's already been cloned in Asia
What you see in the images attached to this article is not the new Nokia 3310 that HMD Global announced back in February at Mobile World Congress. That's because someone thought it would wise to take advantage of the hype around HMD's Nokia-branded feature phone and clone it ahead of its market release.
May 3, 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 Android smartphones coming to US, launching "in 120 markets at same time in Q2 2017"
At last month's Mobile World Congress, HMD Global unveiled two new Nokia-branded Android smartphones; the lower-end 3, and the mid-range 5. They'll join the more premium Nokia 6, which HMD released in China earlier this year, in what the company described as a 'global' launch in the second quarter of 2017.
March 23, 2017
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Nokia brand rumored to return with camera-centric smartphone
HMD Global, a Finnish company that has acquired patents and the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones from Microsoft for the next 10 years, is expected to launch a couple of high-end Android devices at the Mobile World Congress in February and one of them looks like a serious weapon for mobile photographers.
December 19, 2016
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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple
Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 40 patents in lawsuits filed in 11 countries
December 22, 2016
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Nokia 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 sues Apple over alleged patent infringement
Nokia just announced that it is suing Apple in the US and Germany because the iPhone maker is allegedly infringing some of its patents. According to the Finnish company, Apple rejected any licensing offers that would have allowed it to legally take advantage of the infringed patents.
December 21, 2016
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Nokia's first Android phone coming February 26 to MWC
BlackBerry isn't the only megabrand of yesteryear attempting a major comeback. Nokia, too, will unveil its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, to the wider world.
January 13, 2017
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Nokia, which still exists, sues Apple over 32 phone patents
Nokia Technologies -- the mobile patent arm, not the phone development team Microsoft bought and sold -- claims Apple isn't paying what it owes.
December 21, 2016
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NOMU S30 review: a rugged smartphone that won't put a huge dent in your hip pocket
Chinese smartphones are certainly becoming more popular these days outside of Asian markets, offering consumers better bang for their buck in terms of performance and features, while putting pressure on existing players in the mobile space. Although those looking to buy a new phone are increasingly being spoilt for choice as far as mainstream phablets are concerned, rugged smartphones could perhaps be emerging as another popular segment.
April 24, 2017
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Not the droids you're looking for -- worst handsets to resell
Six months later and you've lost 70 per cent of the RRP
April 21, 2017
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Nougat is officially rolling out for the Verizon HTC 10
Big Red finally joins the rest of 'em in updating last year's HTC flagship.
March 30, 2017
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Nougat is rolling out to the Sprint Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+
Nougat for 2015-era phones, thanks to Samsung and Sprint.
April 6, 2017
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Nougat rises to 4.9% share in March Android platform numbers
Big gains for Nougat and small drops for all other Android versions in latest figures from Google.
April 7, 2017
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Nova Launcher is getting a new feature that you're going to love
Unread badges have always been a controversial piece of the home screen experience.
March 24, 2017
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Nova Launcher review: King of the mountain after all these years
Nova Launcher is a legacy launcher that runs like a modern marvel.
April 27, 2017
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Now it's personal: Google Home picks up support for multiple accounts, voice recognition
In an update rolling out to all U.S. users, Google Home will now support up to six users and be able to tell who is speaking.
April 20, 2017
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Now that both are out, which would you buy: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+?
The Galaxy S8 is about to hit store shelves and land in the hands of customers who pre-ordered it in a couple of days. now might be the time you are wondering "Well, which one should I go for?".
April 18, 2017
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NuAns ditches Windows 10 Mobile, new Neo Reloaded smartphone runs Android
Without trying to sound like a broken record, there's really no future in Windows 10 Mobile. If it wasn't clear years ago, it is crystal clear now. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw a new manufacturer embracing the platform last year, and a niche one at that. that was NuAns with its Neo handset, which is probably the last memorable smartphone released with Windows on board.
April 26, 2017
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NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, allowed 1,934 to be 'unmasked'
The NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, according to a new transparency report, and allowed 1,934 Americans to be 'unmasked' upon requests of government officials.
May 3, 2017
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NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones
It's now feasible to secure smartphones using virtualization, a technology the NSA currently requires only on tablets and laptops
May 1, 2017
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Misc. - O

O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview
A simple breakdown and some important perspective on what matters the most with Google's first Android O preview.
March 23, 2017
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O2 is selling an exclusive blue version of the Moto G5
Sapphire blue
March 31, 2017
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O, hello there! Google offers sneak peek at Android 8 in first developer preview
Google drops the first developer preview of Android O two months before I/O and it's packed with awesome features.
March 21, 2017
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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and Munch's Oddysee are both discounted to $0.99 on Google Play
In the late 90s, when all new games had to be in 3D and old franchises were desperately trying to claw their way to the third dimension, came an odd title that was rooted in classic 2D puzzle-solving and platforming -- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Quickly gaining a cult following thanks to its dark story, bizarre characters, and fun gameplay, Oddworld saw a number of sequels and spin-offs, some of which have since been ported to many platforms, including iOS and Android.
April 11, 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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Offline content gets a boost in the new version of Chrome for Android
Google rolled out a "Downloads' feature in its mobile web browser Chrome for Android in December that allows you to save web pages, music and videos for offline access. Today, the company is introducing a series of improvements to make it easier to save content for offline access, as well as quickly find the pages you had already saved.
May 8, 2017
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Oh, no! Google's play Store icon losing its iconic shopping bag wrapper
Oh, no, modern design guidelines, why you do this to us! Google is apparently on the eve of ditching the iconic shopping bag that the play Store triangle has been stamped on in the respective Android icon since, well... forever.
May 11, 2017
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OK, Google Assistant. Come to my iPhone
Google could announce the new iOS app as soon as this week's annual developer conference, according to a report.
May 15, 2017
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On S8 announcement day, Samsung took over Times Square
Samsung has really been investing heavily into marketing for the past years. After all, in order to make it in this oversaturated and highly competitive market, you not only need to have a great product, but ensure that the potential customers are aware of it. with the Galaxy S8's announcement, Sammy went extra flashy.
April 6, 2017
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One Button Nav on the Moto G5 is an exciting new way to interact with your phone
The Moto G5 puts the fingerprint sensor to good use.
March 23, 2017
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One in five mobile phones shipped abroad are phoney -- report
Nearly one-fifth of mobile phones and one-quarter of video game consoles shipped abroad are fake, according to a report by the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
March 29, 2017
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One more thing: Apple colors six new iPhone 7 cases to match your fresh watch bands
Just as expected, Apple resorted to a simple press release today to announce a bunch of upgrades and add-ons to its existing product lines. the iPad franchise got a brand new 9.7-incher with Apple's lowest starting price of $329 ever, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got a special red edition treatment, the iPad mini and iPhone SE got upgraded storage for the same prices, the Apple watch received new straps, but there is one more thing.
March 21, 2017
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One of Steve Jobs' usual suspects on January 9th 2007 was the Motorola Q
Steve Jobs pointed to a screen with a number of smartphones displayed, and called them "the usual suspects." He was talking about the state of the smartphone market on January 9th, 2007. the Apple CEO was about to change the smartphone market forever with the unveiling of the Apple iPhone, and one of the handsets that he was aiming at was the Motorola Q.
May 1, 2017
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One of tech's biggest events will go lean on phones. What's up with that?
CES may be the world's largest tech show, but it won't be where the year's best phones premiere. Here's why.
December 29, 2016
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One of the best shoot 'em up games for mobile, Sine Mora, gets a huge price cut
We don't usually cover deals on games, but Sine Mora is an exception: a visually stunning shooter with a very particular and memorable atmosphere, the game is now on sale for just a dollar on the Apple App Store, down from its original $6 price.
April 12, 2017
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One of the founders of Android is starting an education project inside Google
Rich Miner, Android's cofounder and a general partner at Alphabet's venture capital arm GV, now has plans to step down and start an education company within Google. Miner told Fortune that the project is being built at Google because of the company's pre-existing education assets, rather than it becoming a separate Alphabet entity. However, it'll take some before what Miner plans on building comes into focus.
July 7, 2016
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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 3, OnePlus 3T get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with several fixes and improvements
OnePlus has published Android 7.1.1 Nougat updates to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Since this is a point release, there aren't any major new features, but a whole lot of improvements have been included to make up for that.
April 14, 2017
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OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 get Google Assistant
Google Assistant made its debut on the Pixel and Pixel XL last year, and after a period of exclusivity the search giant started to bring the voice assistant to other Android smartphones. the new LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 line have it, and, now, so do two other popular flagships.
March 24, 2017
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OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is officially sold out
The limited "Midnight Black" edition of the OnePlus 3T is now officially out of stock on a global basis. the news comes just a few days after we reported that the phone was sold out in all markets apart from Hong Kong and the UK.
May 4, 2017
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OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is pretty much sold out... sorry!
So, as we all know, pitch black is back as the hippest and most desirable color for a smartphone. Or at least that's what manufacturers believe since they have been producing "limited edition' black models left and right, ever since a certain company made their new flagship fully black.
April 28, 2017
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OnePlus 3T is the best Android phone for Windows Mobile converts
For Windows phone users looking to switch platforms, it can be very hard to find the right Android smartphone. we recommend the OnePlus 3T. Here's why.
April 28, 2017
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OnePlus 5 may be jumping on the dual-camera trend
If these rumors pan out, the OnePlus 5 may feature dual rear cameras and the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
May 12, 2017
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OnePlus 5 price and release date? Let's make an educated guess...
OnePlus has managed to achieve what's nearly impossible in today's oversaturated smartphone market -- make a name for itself, gather a following, and even build a certain level of anticipation for its next product. all of this through tons of (hit-and-miss) guerrilla marketing, aggressive pricing, and attention to customer needs and desires.
May 11, 2017
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OnePlus 5 rumor review: design, specs, price and release date
The OnePlus 5 is expected to become official sooner than later as numerous rumors and leaks are hinting at a May or early June announcement by OnePlus. True, the company doesn't really have an established annual time window for new flagship releases - the OnePlus One was announced in April, the OnePlus 2 - in July, the OnePlus 3 - in June. It seems that it might be
April 27, 2017
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OnePlus 5 rumor roundup
Everything we know about the OnePlus 5.
May 9, 2017
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OnePlus 5 specs allegedly leak out: Dual rear camera and 3,600 mAh battery with faster charging expected
Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has produced some beastly smartphones over the last few years, so it's not surprising to see the amount of hype generated by the company's upcoming flagship - the OnePlus 5. Where there's hype there are also many rumors and leaks, and the latest serving of speculations comes from Weibo.
May 4, 2017
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OnePlus 5 versus OnePlus 3T: what are the expected differences?
Excellent, attractive, complete -- these are just some of the superlatives which many reviewers used to describe the OnePlus 3 and 3T when the two smartphones premiered last year. the Chinese manufacturer really managed to live up to its "Never Settle" motto in 2016, bringing handsets that looked, felt, and performed like high-end flagships, while costing less than $500 at the same time.
May 8, 2017
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OnePlus announces early access program for official OxygenOS builds
OnePlus is among the few smartphone makers that let their fans test software updates before they're released to the public. Its beta program has two such "streams", or rings if you prefer, which give members access to closed or open betas. But now the company is adding one more.
March 22, 2017
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OnePlus arrives in Denmark via exclusive partnership with 3
Get your OnePlus 3T from 3!
March 21, 2017
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OnePlus co-founder says touch input lag has finally been fixed, alert slider about to get tweaked?
OnePlus sure makes great bang-for-the-buck devices. the original Flagship Killer -- the OnePlus One -- was a great performer and awesome all-rounder for half the price of its competitors at the time; the OnePlus 2 was a bit of a let-down; but the OnePlus 3 and consecutive OnePlus 3T knocked it out of the park with design materials, camera, and hardware, while maintaining a very accessible price, at $439.
April 7, 2017
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OnePlus debuts MP Early Access Program for OxygenOS, here is how it works
OnePlus has a pretty sophisticated beta program that allows its customers to try out new versions of OxygenOS before they are released to the public. the Chinese company has different "rings" that OnePlus 3 and 3T owners can join, depending on how fast they want these builds to arrive on their phones.
March 21, 2017
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OnePlus discontinues the OnePlus 3T 128 GB
OnePlus today changed its website to show that the 3T 128 GB is just "sold out," not discontinued. Moreover, according to GSMArena, the company will continue to sell this variant of the phone, at least in some markets (it's not clear if the US is included here).
May 8, 2017
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OnePlus is doing everything right lately
The amazing story of OnePlus figuring out how to make great products people want.
April 6, 2017
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OnePlus is letting anyone buy this slick Midnight Black OnePlus 3T
There's a new special edition OnePlus 3T, and you may actually be able to buy it this time.
March 22, 2017
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Only 13 phones will get Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update; build 15204 now on Fast ring
Last week, Microsoft began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, having announced plans to release the Windows 10 Mobile version on April 25. However, last week, it emerged that the update might not be made available to all handsets currently supported by the OS - and today, Microsoft confirmed that that will be the case.
April 14, 2017
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Only a subset of Windows Phones will get Windows 10 Creators Update
A handful of existing Windows Phone devices from Microsoft and other manufacturers will get the Windows 10 Creators Update before the end of April. Here's what's on the current list.
April 5, 2017
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OnStar is killing its RemoteLink app for Windows phones
If you use the OnStar RemoteLink app on your Windows phone, it looks like your time with the app is pretty limited. OnStar has begun sending letters to customers, alerting them to the fact that support for the RemoteLink app will be discontinued due to a "system change" later this year.
May 3, 2017
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Op-ed: it's time for Google to take responsibility for Android's security updates
Carriers and OEMs should be cut out of this part of the process.
May 15, 2017
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Opera Mini's latest update adds... cricket scores?
Sometimes an announcement is so out of the left field you can't help but wonder just how many board room meetings it had to survive to become a reality. Such is the case with Opera Cricket -- the browser maker apparently finds cricket junkies a large enough demographic to warrant the inclusion of a special section dedicated to the sport to its mobile browser, Opera Mini.
April 6, 2017
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Opinion: Apple just made its best iPhone even better
Last year, Apple launched the iPhone SE. it's the company's last remaining 4-inch device, and it uses the same chassis as the iPhone 5s, but packs iPhone 6s hardware into the form factor. the diminutive smartphone was reviewed extremely well, but for one aspect of its design: Its low-end model was limited to 16GB.
March 23, 2017
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OPPO launches F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has launched its latest upper mid-range model, the F3 Plus, and while the new device unfortunately doesn't come with OPPO's recently displayed 5x zoom camera unit, it does offer an unusual imaging feature: a dual-front camera.
March 23, 2017
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Oppo's new F3 phone features two selfie cameras because we love our own faces
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the cameras, particularly the front-facing cameras, are the most important part of a phone. with dual cameras slowly becoming more popular and a thing that people want, why shouldn't we also have a dual-camera system on the front of our devices? Our selfies need love, too. Oppo is set to announce its new F3 and F3 Plus phones this week, which includes dual selfie cameras.
March 22, 2017
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Order your morning coffee from the Waze app and pick it up on the drive to work
Crowdsourced traffic and navigation app Waze is adding a new feature. Starting today, Waze users can order coffee, donuts and other items from Dunkin' Donuts. this would allow users to pick up the order along the way into the office.
March 28, 2017
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OtterBox launches rugged Call of Duty iPhone cases
OtterBox, maker of rugged smartphone accessories, today announced two Call of Duty themed cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6/6s.
May 2, 2017
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Oukitel announces new 10,000 mAh Smartphone
Battery life is a major consideration for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone. It doesn't matter how nice the screen is or how many apps it can run if the phone dies after a few hours of use. Fortunately, most modern smartphones can last a full day and quick charging features make it easier than ever to keep your device running strong. However, if battery life is your main concern than Oukitel has the perfect phone for you.
May 10, 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 camera samples with the Xperia XZ Premium!
It was 2 months ago when Sony announced the Xperia XZ Premium, back at MWC 2017. the phone is the successor of the 2015 Xperia Z5 Premium and continues its 4K legacy. Unfortunately, the units that were displayed at MWC weren't exactly ready for prime time, and we didn't get much of a chance to play with them.
April 27, 2017
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Oukitel announces the U16 Max: the ultimate bargain midrange phablet
Oukitel has just announced a brand-new, bargain-priced midranger -- the U16 Max. the phone will be up for pre-sale on AliExpress with the humble, promotional price-tag of $109.99 (full price said to be $148.64) and shipments will begin on the 28th of March. and while some corners had to be cut to achieve this level of affordability, the device definitely offers quite a bit of value for its tier.
March 21, 2017
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Outlook Groups Coming to Android, iOS and Mac Devices
Microsoft soon will be adding Groups support in Outlook e-mail clients for users of Android, iOS and Mac devices.
April 19, 2017
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Oval combines tracking, saving and investing into one app, driven by AI... and you
There are several apps on the market that help you track your spending (Parity), save money (Pennies), or invest (Moneybox) using basic machine learning. now an ambitious startup wants to do all three.
April 5, 2017
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Owner of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Says Phone Exploded on Nightstand; Wasn't Being Charged
Brianne says she woke up early Monday morning to a horrifying sight: Her Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was on fire next to her bed. Unlike many previous instances of phones smoldering or going up in flames, she says her device was not being charged or plugged into anything at the time.
April 18, 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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OxygenOS Open beta 6 for OnePlus 3 and 3T brings incoming call gestures, aptX support, and more
OnePlus 3 and 3T enthusiasts have been able to benefit from the company's OxygenOS Open beta program for quite some time now, and its latest release, Open beta 6 (Open beta 15 for the older OnePlus 3), once again brings in a number of improvements to the company's own take on Android.
May 2, 2017
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Misc. - P

Pairing Galaxy S8 with Microsoft apps seen as benefit to business customers
Partnership pairs new Android smartphones and DeX dock to access world of Microsoft services
April 7, 2017
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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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Pandora Premium is now available to all users for $10 monthly
No invite required to get in
April 18, 2017
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Paranoid Android: Antivirus app-makers resolve MitM vulnerability
Attack loophole in Panda app sealed
May 10, 2017
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Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers
Nokia has spread its patents around widely, and they keep popping up in lawsuits.
April 21, 2017
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Pawgo
resource for mobile computing with small handheld devices, including PDAs and cell phones.
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PayPal and Android Pay now work together so your PayPal balance finally means something outside the Internet
PayPal, the ubiquitous online payments platform, is partnering up with Google to be available as a payment method inside Android Pay. this could greatly simplify both AP and PP mobile payments while giving users of both services more incentive to handle their spending with them.
April 19, 2017
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PayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments
PayPal is joining forces with Google's Android Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced this morning -- an effort aimed at allowing PayPal to expand its footprint both within mobile applications as well as at brick-and-mortar retailers. the partnership will see PayPal becoming available as a payment method in the Android Pay service, which will allow U.S. users to pay for things like Uber as well as at retailers like Walgreens, and restaurants like Dunkin'' Donuts and Subway.
April 18, 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 Reprogramming the Galaxy S8's Bixby Button Because it's Currently Pointless
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone's new digital assistant, doesn't yet have one if its key featuresâ€à¥¥uro;'voice recognition.
April 24, 2017
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People aren't buying privacy-focused smartphones
Court documents have revealed that demand for Silent Circle's Blackphone was nowhere near expected.
July 7, 2016
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Periscope updated on Android to support 360 video broadcasting
Periscope users on iOS have been granted last month access to the Live 360 video feature that would allow a broadcaster to go live and share the entire surrounding environment.
May 9, 2017
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Peri Duo review: Bulky iPhone battery case with speakers doesn't quite go to 11
Peri Duo combines a protective case for iPhone 6/6s with a pair of stereo speaker grilles molded into the back for pumping up the jams without carrying around a separate Bluetooth speaker.
April 28, 2017
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Phone Companies will Soon Banish Robocalls. for Real this Time
If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it's that robocalls are the worst. That's why the Federal Communications Commission passed rules today that expand the authority of phone companies to block unwanted phone calls. Short version: If a phone number seems at all likely to be bogus, companies can block it.
March 23, 2017
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PhoneArena authors' personal thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
With the Galaxy S8 and S8+ being among the hottest topic in the industry right now, we thought we'd chime in with our personal opinions of Sammy's latest and greatest handsets.
April 20, 2017
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Phones with 'foldable' AMOLED displays may not debut until 2019
Samsung Display pours cold water on prospect of a foldable Galaxy anytime soon.
April 4, 2017
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Pick up an LG G6 from AT&T for just $360 when you finance
This is a screaming deal for a great new phone.
May 1, 2017
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Pictionary finally gets mobile treatment from makers of Trivia Crack
The popular party game is now available to play on the go!
April 28, 2017
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Pictures don't do the Galaxy S8 justice
Just when I thought that great design was fading as a big point of differentiation among smartphones, Samsung has triumphantly proven me wrong with its new Galaxy S8. this phone, which I'd already seen from every conceivable angle courtesy of two solid months of leaked photos, wowed me today.
March 29, 2017
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Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone's camera
This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017, Pinterest president Tim Kendall showed off how the company's visual search technology could be used to serve ads just by having users snap a photo using their smartphone's camera. Today, the company launched the ability to connect advertisers with potential customers through "Instant Ideas'' -- a feature on Pinterest where a small circle at the bottom of a pin will take you to related pins.
May 16, 2017
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Piper Jaffray: Record number of teens plan on buying an iPhone for their next handset
A survey conducted by brokerage house Piper Jaffray reveals that a record 81% of teens say that their next smartphone will be an Apple iPhone. According to the firm, that number bodes well for sales of the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the 10th-year anniversary model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8.
April 10, 2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War strategy game lands on mobiles
Disney and Joycity teased the upcoming release of a new Pirates of the Caribbean mobile game about two months ago. Today, the game made it to both the Android and iOS platforms, so fans of the franchise can get a taste of what's to come before the movie's premiere.
May 11, 2017
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Pittsburgh's Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood
One iPhone case is much like the other unless it's made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the