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    With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle. The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown ...

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    Finland's own Mozo is in the business of producing back covers, mostly for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices. Sure, it does the odd iPhone case, but the Lumias (and mentions of Nokia) that pop up on the device list are just overwhelming. But Mozo confirmed to theWINdoze that it's had to cut back on some of its more vibrantly-colored polycarbonate covers based on "the recent Microsoft news". Yep, even the Nokia-esque covers are dying out in favor of the fancier leather and wooden covers and sleeves for Surface tablets. Poor sales along with cutbacks and consolidation regarding ...

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    In a game like Pokemon GO, where the GPS is blaring its location out constantly and the screen and the camera and the GPU and everything is going crazy and hot and tiring and ugh — yeah, batteries be runnin' out. Fast. That's why people bought 1.2 million portable batteries for their phones in the two weeks since the game's launch, according to The NPD Group. Okay, technically since a few days after the debut, on July 10. Sales pace has essentially doubled between that date and July 23. The trend's pretty positive overall. In the six-week period prior to Pokemon GO's debut, sales were up ...

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    Given the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t differ very much from the S7 Edge, Samsung delivered a fairly routine presentation yesterday, especially with all those leaks spoiling the S Pen enhancements and iris sensor addition. Still, we heard way too little about first-party accessories on the NYC stage, no matter how similar those might be to peripherals designed specifically for the Note 5, S7 or GS7 Edge. But now there’s a full list up on the company’s website, and it turns out you have a few changes to look forward to. Number one, the S View cover can now shift into a stand “in one swift ...

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    When was the last time you were given $100 out of the blue? It's a rarity. Sure, the upfront discount works for all of us and even the extra credit we get after the purchase can be enticing sometimes, but if you catch a retroactive credit offer by surprise, you'd better be ready and willing to pounce upon it. So it goes that if you are planning to buy an HTC 10 direct from the company in the US, you'll be able to get it for $599, or $100 off the list price. Sure, that's been offered before, but say you already got your HTC 10 and missed out on the savings or you just happen to prefer ...

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    Moving beyond the Galaxy Note 7, we now know some critical dates for US availability of some much pined-over accessories. Sales have been active for the Gear 360 camera since last month when VidCon swept up all them YouTubers and put them in Anaheim, California. Most lay consumers, however, got the butt end of things until now. The Gear 360 will be widely available starting August 19 at its current price of $350. The truly wireless and independent Gear IconX earbuds that were launched beside the Gear Fit 2 last month are also getting buoyed for sales in the states on August 15 at a cost of ...

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    One of the questions I get a lot is what headphones do I use for running, and by now I think you’ve noticed that Jabra is mostly my go to brand. I spend at least two hours at the gym every day, and one of the main reasons why I’ve used a lot of Jabra products is because they sound great, fit great, and have been the only ones that have survived how bad I can sweat. What’s hot about the Jabra Sport Pulse is that these are not conventional headphones. Within these include a permanent heart rate monitor that saves you the need to carry a chest strap to calculate your workouts. Watch our ...

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    We still have no idea if it was nostalgia, leftover BlackBerry jealousy from a very different era, or an unusual general sense of cluelessness regarding its target audience’s preferences that prompted Samsung to awkwardly launch a Galaxy Note 5-designed QWERTY keyboard cover last fall. The weirdness carried on through spring, when the Galaxy S7 received its own official physical keyboard extension, despite public condescension and essentially unanimous hostility. What was even more bizarre is the accessory largely remained the same, with only minor dimension tweaks. Once again, virtually ...

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    At at time when storage plays a big roll in the peace of mind that most of us need while we work, solid state drives have become quite popular. In that sense 2016 is a very good year, mainly because most of these SSDs have become extremely portable, and have now even extended their reach to mobile devices, and not just computers. Such is the case of the Samsung T3 SSD. The only problem of the average SSD is its price tag, but once you match the added convenience of the T3, you might be looking into a must-have product. Watch our quick look video as we take a look.

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    Update: More specs are from a Verizon press release which is sourced below. Update 2: CNET is reporting that the Moto Z does not have a headphone jack. Lenovo is said to box in a USB-C adapter. The exclusion of the port is likely thanks to that 5.2mm thickness on the device. Lenovo has made its largest impression on Motorola's brand of smartphones since it acquired the Chicago-based manufacturer in 2014. It has officially shed its Moto X lineage. CEO Yuanqing Yang took the stage at Lenovo Tech World '16 to announce its "most important product today," bigger than even its Tango phone it ...

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    We may be approaching a turning point in mobile technology, which in many ways is actually coming full circle. The time was that you had "accessories" like a camera, a PDA, a phone, a laptop, a watch, and a host of other devices on you that all performed a specific function. The best part was, all of those devices generally performed that function exceptionally well and if one of them happened to break down, you didn’t have to replace all of them. Gradually, we have shifted to a world where all of those devices have coalesced into one super device – the smartphone, with functions that ...

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    The last thing you think of when you hear about a "modular smartphone" would be Apple. It's not Project Ara, it's not PuzzlePhone, it's not even a Fairphone. An iPhone is all about what's on the phone and the accessories you can get for it. Well, case maker OtterBox has an idea of what accessories you'll want to get for your iPhone and it starts with its uniVERSE case. The uniVERSE case supports the current and last generations of iPhones and can plug into a whole bunch of third-party attachments made by SanDisk, olloclip, Square and many others. You can pop an extended battery in through ...

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    The little startup that essentially laid the foundation for your Apple Watch, Samsung Gear S timepieces, Android Wear gizmos and so on appears to be going through an identity crisis of sorts, as many rivals undercut its prices and build quality, with substantial layoffs prompted by flagging sales and profits. Ironically, the healthy future of Pebble might be in the hands of not just its own engineers and developers, but software and especially hardware partners working on ways to squeeze the last possible drop of functionality and productivity out of the Time and Time Steel. Partners like ...

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    Are you a hapless Lumia owner? Disappointed by Microsoft on how it's handled software for its latest flagships? Disappointed at the darn flagship hardware? Well, we might not be able to do much for you for the first two, but Mozo can definitely help out on the last one. The Microsoft store now has the Finnish craftsmaker's cognac (or "Brown" as the outlet inelegantly puts it) leather back cover for the Lumia 950 XL, the black leather cover for the Lumia 950 and two covers for the Lumia 550 — one is a flip cover with a leather-style finish while the other is a cyan rubberized cover. The ...

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    The HTC 10 has a lot of things going for it. A pair of world class cameras, as promised, with OIS on both the rear and front. Excellent audio, despite the iconic BoomSound stereo speakers being effectively gone. A powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, at least in its top-shelf configuration. And the list goes on and on. But the Taiwanese OEM takes the time to emphasize and detail in its latest press release a couple of key selling points you might otherwise choose to ignore. There’s software, on one hand, and accessories, on the other. Now, it’s pretty obvious the HTC 10 falls ...

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    How sweet would it be if you could wrap any smartphone, not just Motorolas and the OnePlus X, in elegant bamboo? What about tablets, laptops, even smartwatches and gaming consoles? Well, now you can once again, as acclaimed maker of the “most precision-fitted skins on the planet” dbrand reboots its wildly successful and previously short-lived series of bamboo covers. The sleek, premium-looking skins aren’t manufactured of actual wood, but no one will be able to tell the difference, and they’re going to fit your device like a glove. Whether you’re thinking of customizing a Galaxy ...

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    With any discussion on emergency preparation, it's never a bad idea to consult guides like the one posted by the Red Cross, or your own local law enforcement/first responder web sites. We recently produced a review on the SpareOne Emergency GoPhone, a no frills back up phone designed to make sure you can easily make calls or share your location if you're ever in trouble. Depending on what area of the world you live in, you likely face some kind of regionally specific disaster. Earthquakes, fires, flood, tornadoes, we often see similar recommendations for people when making an emergency ...

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    Sure we have wireless charging and cloud data back ups, but we still rely on cables for a lot of our power and data management. iOS users went through a connector transition several years ago, moving from the wide, flat, 30 pin dock connector to the smaller lightning connector. Now the rest of the smartphone industry is migrating to USB Type C. Which cable design offers the better feature set? Which connector has more longevity? Can we call something a “standard” when certain companies remain holdouts? Apple deserves a lot of credit in being the first to transition to a smaller ...

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    Despite its unusual design, with neck-hanging band and retractable earbuds, we unintentionally found ourselves learning to love LG's old Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset. It may not have been the accessory we expected, but dammit – it was pretty solid at doing its job. In the time since that model debuted, we've seen it followed up by more premium models like the Tone Infinim, and now in the days leading up to CES 2016, LG's getting a head start on its new product launches as it reveals a next-gen Tone Infinim design. The new Tone Infinim doesn't attempt to verge too far away from what ...

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    The Microsoft Lumia 950 is the highest-end Windows Phone in years, and we're enjoying test driving it on the way to our full review. But while its Quad HD display, integrated wireless charging, Continuum technology and feature-packed camera are all very impressive, the cladding surrounding those features is ... somewhat less so. In a sea of hefty metal and glass phones, the Lumia 950's lightweight polycarbonate casing seems like a holdover from the Nokia days (which of course it is). But the Lumias of yore shone in playful shades of yellow, green and orange that hinted at something ...

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    Apple did a remarkable job in keeping its latest mobile accessory secret, and it wasn't until yesterday that details on a new magnetic charger for the Apple Watch first managed to reach the public eye. The dock offers users a convenient way to power their wearable, giving them the option to prop the Watch upright as it charges – or lay the Watch flat, if that's what they prefer. Now, just one day later, the dock is already going official, as Apple begins online sales and preps for the accessory's arrival in stores. Looks like what we heard about US pricing was right on the money, with ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both spectacular in so many different ways. Both deliver high quality, performance, and a fabulous camera in a package that is also beautiful. It is, by some standards, the best smartphone of 2015. But there is one small thing that keeps it from being our perfect smartphone. And by "small" we mean that the battery is literally too small to keep this powerhouse running. As we mentioned in our Galaxy S6 review and rebuttal, the battery life on the GSM variant of the GS6 is less than optimal. Actually, we won't sugarcoat it. The battery life is ...

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    The iPad Pro was launched alongside the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and also the iPad mini 4. It will be the last product introduced during Apple's September event that will have made it to stores. The iPad Pro, along with all the Apple Pencils that are to be sold, will soon do so. How soon? We expected a date in early November and indeed, it will be November 11, according to sources. In addition to the Pencils, there's also the Smart Keyboard accessories that will be out on that date. Apple is scheduled to complete all support staff training on the product by November 6. Source: 9to5Mac

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    There's a lot of talk floating around about the latest Galaxy Note. From one perspective, it's Samsung's most beautiful phablet yet, porting the top-notch design of the Galaxy S6 to the Note family and bumping some specs in the process. From another, it represents a watering down of an iconic brand once partly known for its no-compromises feature load. We made the case for both sides on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast (coming soon) but there's one thing we're pretty sure most folks can agree on: that keyboard case Samsung's selling alongside it is a very special ...

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    What's it take to make a pair of Bluetooth headphones exciting? Well, a good first step is launching them alongside some highly anticipated smartphones at a widely publicized press event and giving a sample to everyone in attendance. But free swag is a momentary thrill; making the excitement last takes an authentically impressive product. The Moto Pulse bluetooth headset is just that. I've been using it as my primary audio accessory for a solid week, and in that time I've gotten to know its highs and lows – in every possible sense. With the Pulse, Motorola has crafted a solid set of ...

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