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    Samsung’s smartphones will probably be scrutinized for many years to come on the heels of a Galaxy Note 7 overheating scandal that refuses to go away even as the Korean tech giant makes decent headway towards taking all faulty devices off the hands of at-risk consumers. What Sammy can’t be accused of is trying to ...

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    It may feel like an unnatural alliance to some, but Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform supports both fellow Android handhelds and iPhones. Basically, if you’re not a hardcore fan of either Big G or Apple, don’t particularly understand the appeal of “iWatches”, yet still own a new or old iPhone, plus a ...

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    Believe it or not, the world’s most popular mobile and desktop music streaming app has somehow managed to reach and retain that dominant position within an increasingly competitive industry sans making its freemium services available in a number of key markets. At long last, you can cross Japan off the list of ...

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    Roughly four weeks ago, Samsung dropped the bombshell. But (way too) many Galaxy Note 7 owners either didn’t care about the risks of hanging on to their potentially explosive phablets, or simply missed the news of the voluntary global recall. Once the Consumer Product Safety Commission was brought in to ensure the US ...

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    We know, we know, it’s been long enough. Roughly a year since both the OnePlus X and Android 6.0 were released to the general public, similarly hard to come by off the bat. The affordable mid-range 5-inch phone and Lollipop’s sweet OS successor tried their best to go wide in the first half of 2016, but then OnePlus ...

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    It's been fifteen days since the release of Apple's latest version of its mobile software platform. As of 3pm Eastern Time today, more actively used iPhones and iPads had iOS 10 than any other version of iOS. Easy pickings, given that the only real competition was iOS 9. Analytics firm MixPanel's hourly observations ...

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    While BlackBerry has officially wrapped up its mobile hardware division, it's still going to sell phones — Android smartphones — with its name and software on it. CEO John Chen has continued to insist that the company will be calling shots for the design of the phones and we may see another attempt at a physical ...

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    One of the first US retail outlets to let people know it has the LG V20 rearin' for release is B&H Photo. Yep, that camera place off Ninth Avenue in Manhattan that's closed Saturdays. But come this Sunday, October 2, just as it opens back up for another week, the store (at least the online version of it) will be up ...

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    Consumer-side mesh networking solutions have been popping up more often recently. Perhaps the idea of spreading stronger, singular networks has met its time and price, right? But what about a solution that takes things off the grid when the situation strikes, be it in a foreign country or in a humanitarian crisis? Well, ...

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    Xiaomi's physical footprint is set to expand exponentially through 2020 after spending most of its incorporation doing business online. CEO Lei Jun said that the company will expand from 25 retail stores to 1,000 by 2020. All of them will sell the televisions, drones, routers, air purifiers, kitchenware and, yes, ...

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    The dreaded “F” word. In tech circles, we throw around “Fragmentation” as a slight against any ecosystem where the number of choices begins to degrade the user experience. A prime example cited is the current state of Android. Google has released the newest version of the Android operating system, but how many ...

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    The words you say and the content you send via iMessage is encrypted from end-to-end. But police can still request Apple to see who you sent all those messages to. The Intercept has obtained an internal document that reveals how the company logs phone numbers every time you start a new conversation in what's now ...

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    At least one Galaxy Note 7 in the US, given as a replacement for a recalled device, is in the process of being exchanged for a new unit by Samsung. The Wall Street Journal received a statement from the company saying that multiple reports of overheating new Note 7 units do "not pose a safety concern." The issues have ...

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    You don't see the explosion of posts about how the iPhone 7 Plus have had poor multitasking capabilities as you've seen with the OnePlus 3. Part of that could be with the optics of numerals — the OnePlus phone had 6GB of RAM while the Apple-optimized iPhone 7 Plus held 3GB. Still, just because you have complete ...

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    As much as we take Tizen to be of Samsung's ownership, it's not. It's an open-source project and any manufacturer is free to thrive on Tizen. And while Samsung may wield Tizen as the ultimate way away from Android, it's not the only manufacturer that can pose such a threat to Google's mobile ecosystem. Huawei has had ...

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  • iOS
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    What comes after the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for the world’s largest, most profitable information technology company? An iPhone 7s/7s Plus duo feels like a logical answer, but many iFans probably still believe common sense would have dictated a different label for this year’s iterative release. Maybe 6SE or something ...

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    Both the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are decidedly in the rear view mirror, as is yet another seemingly too short summer. What’s a travelling-passionate sports fan to do with his life and spare time now? Well, we hear Brazil can be quite nice in the fall too (technically, spring around those parts), while over ...

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  • Android
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    ‘Tis the season for streaming media player releases, with Amazon today following Roku’s suit in attempting to steal Google and Apple’s thunder. But the full-sized Fire TV set-top box already picked up 4K support last year, leaving just its little HDMI dongle brother in need of a fall 2016 upgrade. To keep the ...

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    Having trouble grasping our euphemism-packed headline, taken almost verbatim from BlackBerry’s latest quarterly financial report? In layman’s terms, it basically means BlackBerry phones as we know them are dead. No, the recently released DTEK50 and fast-approaching DTEK60 don’t technically count, setting up a new ...

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    Enjoy an active lifestyle? Listen to your jams anywhere with a set of water and sweat resistant FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, now just $39.95 (66 percent off) for readers of Pocketnow. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds offer an unparalleled listening experience when compared to other sports ...

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  • iOS
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    With Apple going against tradition in keeping opening weekend iPhone 7 sales under wraps, as certain models got their initial inventories all depleted during the pre-order period, various financial analysts and industry insiders continue to scramble for the best box-office guesstimates. While ranging from decidedly ...

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    Some third-party retailers on the old continent started stocking it a little while ago, when US pre-orders also kicked off through Amazon, but it’s only now that you can call the Sony Xperia X Compact properly, officially and widely released in Europe. From Germany to the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, ...

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  • Android
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    The year’s final calendar quarter is right around the corner, and in addition to booming holiday sales jacked up by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal bonanza, mobile hardware enthusiasts can also look forward to a (timid) start to Nougat updates for non-Nexus Android devices. Every self-respecting OEM should ...

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    The reformed OnePlus, wholly focused on high-end smartphones and solid software support now, is definitely looking to tone down its controversial marketing ploys, but when it comes to public communication, there are no radical changes in the pipeline. That’s a great thing, mind you, considering Pete Lau and Carl ...

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    Forget forgetting the BlackBerry DTEK60, aka “Argon”, as rumors of the Canadian company’s smartphone production resignation will likely be officially quashed… yet again as soon as October 11. Possibly even sooner, if the newly speculated D-Day proves to be the high-end 5.5-incher’s commercial release date as ...

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