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    If you happen to be just fine with oldies but goldies (and not updates) and are on T-Mobile, has Samsung got a deal for you. The company's offering a $150 rebate if you purchase any of last year's flagships at T-Mobile. You'll still be paying full price for the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the ...

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    Well, that was pretty fast. Only a couple days after this month's Android security patch was released, we see T-Mobile and Samsung pull strings for a quick turnaround to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge customers. Software version G930TUVU2APD7 will be making its way through to device from today up through May 13. The ...

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    If you bought your HTC 10 unlocked and direct from the company and were early in on the game, your device probably got shipped today. The company's sending out emails and a tweet to let everyone know that it's begun shipping the phone — compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile cellular bands — out to customers. We've ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has received its China Compulsory Certificate and we've found out that it supports a 5V, 4A charging standard. It does come as an about face for OnePlus, a manufacturer that hasn't embraced Qualcomm's Quick Charging standard in its phones. But be prepared to not be surprised once the dots get connected. ...

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    T-Mobile celebrated May the Fourth by holding the DeATTh Star against AT&T, now Kyocera is celebrating in its own way by announcing that the Un-carrier has picked up its DuraForce XD. As you may recall, the Kyocera DuraForce XD was originally launched on said DeATTh Star and was billed as one tough cookie. Indeed, ...

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    Xiaomi's second nifty and cheap fitness band will have to wait a bit longer before it gets officially released. That's according to Huang Wang, CEO of Xiaomi-associated Huami. Responding to a netizen's question on when and how the Mi Band 2 will be sold, Wang said that mass-production process has been pretty stressful ...

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    We're in the age of big data breaches and we're used to them. Target, T-Mobile and now, a bunch of email accounts. A Russian hacker was said to have been able to rack up the names and credentials of more than 272 million email accounts and would be willing to give it all away to those wanted them for just 50 roubles. ...

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    This year's WWDC will come nearly a year after Apple Music launched service. The app had a launch experience that allowed users to tailor their own tastes for Apple's algorithms to conform to in order to ferry over suggestions that those users might like. But while it has been growing in subscribers, it still faces ...

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    Apple's apocalypse/demise/plateau has firmed up enough for the time being to give Samsung the biggest portion of the US smartphone market. At least, it was the case back in March. Counterpoint Research reports that Apple had 23 percent market share, short of Samsung's 28.8 percent. It's the first monthly win for Samsung ...

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  • Android
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    The LG G Stylo has a sequel — and it has a bunch of names to go along with it. LG Stylus 2? LG G Stylo 2? Cricket Wireless says "LG Stylo 2, please" as it prepares to take the phone into its lineup. The LG Stylo 2 is nearly identical to the G Stylo — a mid-range 5.7-inch phablet with with all the (now-deprecated) ...

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    HTC made some significant changes to the BoomSound hardware on the HTC 10. The One M7 introduced us to the joys of front facing stereo speakers on a phone, and the One M8 and M9 continued that design. The 10 shifts things around though. Likely a necessity to include the fingerprint sensor on the front face, we no longer ...

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  • iOS
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    Boost your Mac’s productivity and save hundreds with the Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle, available at the Pocketnow Deals Store for a limited time. The Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle includes access to as many as 13 top-rated apps such as Flux 6, AfterShot Pro 2, Owlet, and more. If you were to ...

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    While some might find the modular angle gimmicky, poorly executed or simply insufficiently compelling, there’s no denying the LG G5 is an outstanding slab of silicon. Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 though? That’s a tricky question many Android power users likely chose to resolve with the help of ...

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    May 4, aka May the Fourth, aka unofficial Star Wars Day, is probably a happier celebration today than it’s been for over three decades, following the historic commercial success and overwhelmingly positive critical reception of the 2015 “Force Awakens” reboot. Granted, it’s also a more somber commemoration than ...

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  • iOS
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    If Apple wants to prove Wall Street wrong, overturn tumbling profits, raise iPhone sales numbers again, and recover major lost investors, it definitely needs big wins in the world’s two largest handheld markets. Especially in India, where the industry’s growth potential far exceeds that of saturated China and the ...

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    Ask any platform, you know, if it could talk, and it would tell you that ecosystem is key to survival. Having the apps that people need in order to function is vital to the ability of a platform to sustain itself. After all, if a phone, tablet, or even a computer can’t do what people need it to do, people will go ...

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  • Android
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    This is a little odd, but while Samsung was recently reported to have trouble shipping free Gear VR headsets to the many, many folks who pre-ordered the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge stateside, a top-rated eBay seller can somehow afford to charge just $80 for the immersive albeit highly smartphone-dependent accessory. It’s not ...

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  • Android
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    While Google could never break the very principles Android was founded on and mandate third-party OEMs to load “vanilla” software on their devices, more and more of these companies are starting to pay attention to so-called purists, offering them the choice between a stripped-down OS and one adorned with all sorts ...

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    A few years probably still need to pass for the immature wearable market to reach a point of stability, where someone other than Apple can make real money too, and Fitbit and Xiaomi’s budget-focused rivals can realistically target similar shipment numbers. For the time being, you got a host of smartwatch manufacturers ...

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  • Android
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    After pretty much covering all its bases in the smartphone market with new Galaxy S, A and J releases, plus vital software makeovers for practically every flagship model launched in the past two years, Samsung appears to have instantly turned its attention to tablets, with both major Marshmallow updates and small ...

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  • iOS
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    Trademark regulators often work in mysterious ways, especially in countries like China, where shameless copies of everything from popular gadgets to luxury cars are allowed in stores and on the streets, despite constant opposition by Western and even Eastern companies with their copyright infringed upon. But while most ...

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  • Android
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    Even though the “Lite” version of Huawei’s latest flagship phone was rumored to discard the key dual rear camera selling point, its other specifications made it pretty weird that a formal announcement was put on hold all this time. But as it turns out, the P9 Lite will not ultimately be branded that way, at least ...

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  • Android
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    In the grand scheme of the tech industry, conventional Android-running tablets have stopped being relevant a while ago. But Samsung isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet, as it continues to diversify its jumbo-sized gadget portfolio instead of streamlining or rescinding it altogether. Unfortunately, the Galaxy ...

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  • iOS
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    After listing Steve Jobs among the 100 most influential people in the American world five times, and then Tim Cook thrice, including this year, news magazine Time just bestowed the ultimate honor upon the trend-setting, history-changing and money-making juggernaut that is Apple. Credited for ushering in a “new era of ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    If you're the odd Droid out in one of those iMessage circles, you're probably carrying one more reason to switch over to an iPhone or are desperately looking for an app to fix this issue. Well, developer Eric Chee may have you covered here. At least, part of the way there. You'll need a Mac to route messages from your ...

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