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    Bokeh balls hint at the cap of Apple's iconographic motif on Apple's events page. When's the freshly scheduled event happening? September 7. Next Wednesday will be the day that Apple will likely debut the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as we've been calling them. The event, which will be livestreamed, will happen at 10am ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC ...

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    Verizon has painted the town a deeper shade of red. 461 cities and towns across the United States, to be precise. It has initiated LTE Advanced service at your nearest major metropolis and many roads that connect them to one another. All of this, Verizon says, without additional cost to the 288 million potential ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last ...

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    A well-known and fairly reliable Weibo tech leaker has posted a list of potential specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With the dogpile of previous rumors factored into account, we now have a more complete look at what will change and what will not from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. To the iPhone 7 first: it ...

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    It seems T-Mobile’s newly implemented one-plan-fits-all “Un-carrier 12” strategy may have already backfired, but in an unusually prompt answer to customer criticism feedback, even for the always serviceable John Legere, Magenta decided to tweak the terms and conditions before the initial changes were enforced in ...

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    Update: A tipster to us has been able to confirm that the below benchmark result is of an Elite variant of the Nubia Z11. We have updated our source link. Our original story is below. If you've been waiting for a compact car you'd want to buy, maybe keep on waiting until the hoverbike finally comes around. But man, if ...

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    One of the fiercest competitors in the midrange space has to be Blu. This plucky little OEM out of Miami is chalk full of surf, sun, fun, and decent phones. The latest to hit the sandy shores is the Blu Pure XR. We have been testing this phone in the Chicago area on AT&T’s network for ten days, and here is what we ...

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    Instead of simply sending over-the-air Android 6.0 updates to their late 2015-released Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL phones running 5.1 out the box, MetroPCS and T-Mobile appear to have decided to pick up brand new Fierce 4 models. Available at the nation’s leading “Un-carrier” starting “this fall”, and up for ...

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    While Fitbit certainly knocked one out of the park when taking the wraps off its first “smart fitness watch”, the Blaze, which helped the global wearable king retain its crown and beat analyst estimates for both sales numbers and profits, the older, more basic Flex and Charge continued to contribute to the ...

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    Today’s crowded global smartphone landscape continues to see many great rivalries unfold, the most captivating of which opposes Apple and Samsung. But a host of smaller OEMs, the vast majority based in China, are having their own interesting battles for fame, often prompting them to copy one another so as not to risk ...

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    Our expectations for Huawei’s pre-IFA product announcement event on Thursday probably need to be taken down a notch or two for them to still be “defied”, with the Nova series likely to fly solo to the capital city of Germany after all. Granted, it was a bit of a stretch to anticipate a (very) early September Mate ...

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    It’s hard to get excited about the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S3 expected out at IFA later this week, considering the recent fall of traditional slates, and Samsung’s physical incapacity to substantially upgrade the Tab S2’s specs without greatly impacting retail prices. But a second-generation Galaxy TabPro S ...

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    If India doesn’t want them, America will probably take every last one of them, and ask for more. We’re talking of course about refurbished, aka pre-owned, iPhones, on sale today at Best Buy, no doubt in (extremely) limited quantities. Even more specifically, you’re looking at mint-condition, like-new iPhone SE ...

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    “Your key to success.” That cryptic, seemingly innocuous tagline accompanied the most recent Instagram upload of the official Microsoft Surface channel. The actual image posted on the social networking website appeared to show a dark-complexioned section of one of Redmond’s celebrated detachable keyboards, but ...

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    Apple’s surprising “computer like no other” iPad Pro advert from a few weeks ago seemed ill-advised off the bat on so many levels, sparking an immediate return of snarky Microsoft publicity stunts. But Redmond wasn’t content just knocking down the convertible iOS tablet’s half-baked PC functionality, now ...

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    Just seven days in, and we already know quite a lot about which phones should be getting upgraded to Android 7.0 in the relatively near future. It’s not all good news, we’re afraid, as the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and other Snapdragon 800 and 801-powered devices may not be able to fully support Nougat treats. ...

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  • iOS
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    It seems that Intel has quickly become a darling with analysts seeking its involvement with Apple. This as there's an expected date of reckoning between it and one of Infiinite Loop's silicon goliaths. The chipset producer, one that recently began work on designs from ARM after proving unsuccessful with its own, is said ...

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    Nougaty goodness could be what's in store for those who also like their starch. We're talking about the company known to Google Translate as "millet," Xiaomi. It supposedly will be cranking out a smartphone called the Mi Note 2 soon with a big screen and more than enough ambition to call out the Galaxy Note 7's ...

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    Two iterations of the Galaxy A series has brought some big specification bumps and some major edits as to what we should think of as an "mid-range" phone at a "mid-range" price. At the same time, though, there are several Chinese competitors we should also thank. We also observe that Samsung's entry-level projects have ...

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    Miami-based smartphone maker BLU has a new design up for its website. Well, at least the homepage — the rest of the sections still need a brush up from 2014. But their section listing now differs a bit from its still accessible old design. Android phones, feature phones, but no Windows phones. That's despite that BLU ...

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    Both the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T have gotten their Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates this weekend. The build is MMB29M and has the August 1 security patch level. The OTA weighs in at just a tad over 900MB for the S5 Active and about 945MB — give or take — for the regular Galaxy S5. About a ...

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    It's time to talk about Frank Ocean. As much as we've been putting it off, the release of "Blonde" (or "Blond" if you take it from the album art) has posed several challenges to the music and streaming industry. For one, Ocean broke off ties with Universal Music Group's Def Jam label after supposedly fulfilling his ...

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    OnePlus may have been right after all, as Obi Wan would say, “…from a certain point of view.” When OnePlus started playing this game we call “making smartphones” it billed its first device a “flagship killer”. Now, I’m not saying that the OnePlus One killed the flagship – far from it. But the OnePlus ...

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  • iOS
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    As tired as Apple can get this season for keeping its update pace quite high for the public betas of iOS 10 and macOS and the developer betas of the whole kit and kaboodle, it's important to keep in mind that the software engineers in Cupertino are juggling so many balls at once. Recent stories have made that apparent ...

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