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    We're pretty much just a few hours away from Microsoft's official launch of Windows 10 to the public. We're talking about the desktop variant though, as the mobile version of Windows 10 is clearly still a product in development. We're sure that many of you are eagerly waiting for today to be over and get the goods, but it seems that Microsoft became impatient. Users have begun to report that Microsoft is already deploying Windows 10 to some lucky customers. It's hard to confirm what has determined that certain specific customers get the update today and not tomorrow. We assume that what ...

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    Apple has spent the last few weeks updating the beta releases for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan simultaneously. iOS 9 has seen most of feature updates on every beta release, but it seems that the reason for that is that OS X El Capitan was launched in a more complete manner since its first beta. Today we see Apple launch another beta for its desktop operating system, but this time we're taken by surprise. As opposed to previous beta updates, Apple has decided to launch beta 5 for OS X El Capitan on its own, and without the company of beta 5 for iOS 9 and watchOS 2. At the moment we ...

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    We already knew that today would be a day doubly full of Motorola goodness, expecting both a new Moto X and new Moto G, but Motorola has gone ahead and doubled that double, bringing us not one, but two new Moto X smartphones. On one hand we have the indisputably flagship-level Moto X Style, arriving in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition. Packing a phablet-sized display and some very respectable silicon, the handset establishes a new top spot for the Moto X family. But just what sort of hardware comes together to make up a phone like this? Come with us as we take a look at a full spec ...

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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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    For a series of phones that leaked as heavily as they did, the new Motorola Androids still managed to deliver one decent surprise, as the new Moto X turned out to be two phones: the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. With the addition of the new Moto G, the three handsets offer shoppers a nice spectrum of performance and feature options, across a range of price points. And this year, Motorola's welcoming its new family of Moto phones with a special treat, allowing users to customize all three in the Moto Maker. It used to be that if you wanted the best customization choices for your ...

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    That "XGX" on the invitations for today's Motorola event is finally starting to make sense. We wondered if we'd be seeing the launch of two new Moto X phones in addition to the new Moto G, and Motorola's already made it clear that it's doing things a little differently this year, announcing the 5.7-inch Moto X Style. Well that's one X; what about the other? This year Motorola has two new Moto X models for us, and in addition to the Moto X Style, it's introducing the Moto X Play. Remember those rumors about a Moto X with killer battery life? The Moto X Play promises up to two days of ...

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    The day has come when we can finally put an end to rumors, leaks, reports, and our anticipation, as Motorola has finally unveiled its first phone for today, the Moto X Style (the Moto X Play is the second Moto X variant for this year). Contrary to last year, and the year before, Motorola has decided to introduce not one, but two versions of the Moto X. The Moto X Style is what we're looking at. The Moto X Style features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 processor, just like the LG G4 flagship. This SoC is a six-core chip and is clocked at 1.8GHz. ...

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    If you thought for a second that Samsung is able to stand by while LG appeals to those who are nostalgic about old form factors (clamshell, to be specific), you are wrong. Just yesterday LG introduced the Gentle, an Android flip phone, and now Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy Folder, another Android flip phone, successor to the initial, first generation Galaxy Folder. The specs of this Android trapped in a nostalgia-generating form factor include a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card to up to 128GB), eight-megapixel main camera on ...

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    Motorola's got the Moto G 2015 officially unveiled in India before its introduction at the New York event that's about to happen in an hour or so, at 9a Eastern, today. We think it's safe to assume that whatever information we're seeing regarding the Moto G 2015, will apply to the phone that will be subject, among others, of the NYC event. As some of the leaks suggested, the Moto G 2015 features a five-inch display with 720p resolution (294PPI), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB and 2GB of RAM versions, 8GB and 16GB storage options, both expandable via ...

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    Remember Nokia's Z Launcher from about a year ago? Well, now it looks like Microsoft also wants a piece of the Android launcher market, as the Redmond-based giant is working on an application, dubbed Arrow Launcher, which is basically a launcher for Android. You can download the APK and take it for a spin here (needs invite to receive updates post-install), but remember that this is a Beta version, so expect to see some bugs and inconsistencies all the way throughout. What you get with Arrow Launcher is a home page, with another page to its left and right, for a total number of three, a ...

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    It's official: Samsung is holding its Unpacked event on August 13, in New York, leaving the IFA announcement model. That won't put an end, though, to all the rumors and leaks; on the contrary, we're seeing more and more pop up, and we already have a feeling that we know every detail regarding the Galaxy Note 5. We sure hope that's not the case, but, after seeing live images of the upcoming phablet (not once, but twice), we now have an additional look at what's in store. The image above and the stills below claim to represent the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and we think they do a pretty good ...

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    If you are looking for some HTC hardware in the US, today is the day for you. HTC has just flipped the switch on their HTC Deals Summer Sale, a US campaign that runs until July 28th 11:59 p.m. PST, so if you like something you see, make sure to be quick on the trigger as the offer is only valid for one day. If you're looking for a tablet, you'll be able to get the Nexus 9 at 40 percent off. If a smartphone is what you're looking for, the HTC One M9 with UhOh protection can be yours 25 percent cheaper. You can accessorize your newly purchased hardware at 50 percent off accessories, and you ...

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    You've probably read everything regarding the newly announced OnePlus 2 "2016 flagship killer", if you're a fan of technology. In case you are catching up: here's the announcement, here are the specs, here's our hands-on, and a quick take on what feelings the phone generates in some of us. However, here's a list of what you won't find on the OnePlus 2: NFC Quick Charging Wireless Charging microSD card support AndroidPolice asked about the lack of NFC. OnePlus said "we heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren't using NFC". So, blame your fellow OnePlus One ...

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    Apple's retail strategy for the Apple Watch has proven to be both weird, and unsuccessful in a way. Cupertino is still reluctant to provide exact sales figures for the product, and even though analysts predict that Apple is already the king of the market, it seems that it didn't reach the numbers the company intended. One of the biggest problems the product faces at the moment is its limited availability, and it seems that's about to change. Best Buy has just announced that it'll begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 locations during the month of August. The plan is to expand to as many as ...

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    Apple's Activation Lock is the company's response to the legal mandate that requires OEMs to provide a "kill switch" in order to render a device useless in case of theft, and as a result, removing the device as a target for such action. In the case of iOS, if you don't know the owner's iCloud password, it won't matter if you wipe the device, you wont' be able to activate it. This feature became available since iOS 7 for devices compatible with positive results at the beginning, but it seems thieves are smarter. Even though Activation Lock has proven to be a success in cities like San ...

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    Speculation over Apple working on an iPhone mini has been around for quite a while. Some predict that Apple will revamp its "c" iPhone as the iPhone 6c, and bring the specs of the current iPhone 6 to a budget minded crowd, all under a smaller iPhone 5s-like chassis. Other conflicting rumors claim that it Cupertino ditched this project a long time ago, though no reasons were provided. If this were a match where 2 out of 3 wins, then don't bet on the product ever happening. Analysts are now telling investors not to bet on the smaller iPhone happening this year, and site credible supply chain ...

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    With as much as OnePlus has been talking about the OnePlus 2 over the course of the past couple months, you'd think the full picture on the smartphone's hardware was already out. But despite all the official teasers of everything from the phone's Snapdrgaon 810 SoC to its 4GB (well, up to 4GB) of RAM, there were still surprises waiting to be revealed at tonight's VR-streaming launch event. While a smartphone is a hell of a lot more than just the hardware that goes into making it, OnePlus has long positioned its offerings as a sort of sweet-spot that offers advanced capabilities at a very ...

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    If there's one thing OnePlus know how to do, it's getting people talking about its smartphones. Summers often find themselves dominated by early whispers about the next iPhone, or maybe leaks revealing Samsung's next phablet, but this year the OnePlus 2 found itself the start as nearly as many headlines itself. From early rumors, to official teasers, there's been a lot to talk about, all leading up to today, when the OnePlus 2 makes its formal debut. With the help of an innovative streaming-VR announcement, OnePlus has seen to just that, finally bringing us the full story on its second-gen ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding an early announcement of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 have been intense. Samsung is clearly out to beet Apple to the phablet punch before the iPhone 6s Plus gets announced, and an early announcement makes all the sense in the world. The only thing missing to make these rumors official was a press invite, and that just happened today. Samsung has just surprised our inboxes with a press invitation for an event to happen on August 13 in New York City at 11am Eastern. The press invite sadly doesn't reveal much, but we've got a ton of rumors on ...

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    We have got a busy day ahead of us in the smartphone world, with major launches from two Android OEMs just hours away. OnePlus may be first on the agenda with the launch of the OnePlus 2, streaming live in VR tonight starting at 10pm EDT, but just hours later Motorola is broadcasting an announcement of its own, and while the company is keeping a tighter lid on things than OnePlus, we're almost certainly about to see the launch of a new Moto X and new Moto G model. Come with us as we take a few minutes looking at what we've heard so far, and thinking about what hardware we're likely to see ...

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    Tomorrow's Motorola event will be here soon, and before that announcement even gets here (bright and early tomorrow morning), we'll be stopping back in with all the rumors and leaks we've heard so far to bring you up to speed on  what to expect. Prior to us getting to that rumor round-up, though, we've got at least one more fresh entry to share with you, as some new details arrive about new Moto X hardware. Considering how many leaks have focused on the new Moto G rather than the Moto X, this is a nice bit of last-minute catch-up. While earlier Moto X leaks have show off the physical form ...

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    Got your Google Cardboard viewer and OnePlus 2 Launch app ready to go? We're coming up on eight hours to go until the live streaming VR launch event for the company's new smartphone. And while we'll be bringing you coverage of all OnePlus has to announce as it finally goes official with its 2015 flagship, we've got some new leaks to check out before the OnePlus 2 gets here. The last few weeks may have brought us no shortage of official teasers and even a few early peeks at phone hardware, but now we've got some new pics to gawk at which reveal the handset in more detail than ever before. ...

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    With support for wireless charging baked into flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S6, it's no surprise that we're seeing signs of the tech really starting to take off elsewhere, and one big indication that it's finally arrived has been the proliferation of wireless chargers. Whether in public spaces, in our cars, or in our furniture, it's becoming easier and easier to find places to top-off the battery of a phone supporting wireless charging. Now Samsung's got a convenient new option for charging your phone while working at your desk, as it introduces the first monitor with a wireless ...

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    Say you consider yourself a pretty savvy, security-conscious mobile user: you don't hop on every untrusted WiFi AP you see, you don't tap on suspicious links, and you don't open attachments from unknown sources. All good advice, granted, but even if you're doing everything in your power to avoid giving someone the opportunity to compromise your phone and your data, sometimes vulnerabilities still manage to slip through the cracks. This week Android users are learning of a critical one that threatens to hijack their phones with little or no user interaction required, thanks to a bug in MMS ...

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    Sony's finding its smartphones at the center of a surprising number of rumors of leaks recently, detailing everything from a couple of high-end summer flagships, to maybe even some early evidence for the Xperia Z5 landing later this year. But before we find ourselves getting too caught up in those, we're revisiting a device that first came to our attention a few months back, as the handset codenamed Lavender seemingly leaks as the Xperia C5 Ultra. Lavender first grabbed out attention with its very thin side bezels, and that same look is indeed present here. Admittedly, despite the ...

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