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Moto X4 pre-orders starting soon, Amazon alexa Moto Mod coming November

Solid mid-ranger? Check. Confusing Moto Mod? Check. Motorola‘s announced just a few smartphone this year, and one of them is the Moto X4. The X4 was first announced at IFA in August, but U.S. availability was never fully disclosed. Thankfully, that‘s changing today. You‘ll be able to pre-order the Moto X4 starting on October 19, and when the device officially goes on sale on October 26, it‘ll be available from Best Buy,

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Bixby 2.0 gains a developer SDK, available on additional devices, and sounds more natural

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at its annual developer conference, and there‘s a lot to talk about. Last week, a report surfaced with the claim that Samsung would be announcing a brand new version of Bixby on October 18 at its Samsung Developer Conference. October 18 is upon us, and wouldn‘t you believe it, we‘ve got some Bixby news to talk about. Samsung used its developer conference to formally announce Bixby 2.0, and while the

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Bixby 2.0 is open source, available on additional devices, and sounds more natural

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at its annual developer conference, and there‘s a lot to talk about. Last week, a report surfaced with the claim that Samsung would be announcing a brand new version of Bixby on October 18 at its Samsung Developer Conference. October 18 is upon us, and wouldn‘t you believe it, we‘ve got some Bixby news to talk about. Samsung used its developer conference to formally announce Bixby 2.0, and while the

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Be the envy of the neighborhood with the 34 Oxyled Waterproof LED Projector Light

Your house will be the life of the party...any party. Is this deal for me? Amazon has the Oxyled Waterproof LED Projector Light on sale for 34.49 using coupon code TTQBPLM6 during checkout. I love this projector light! It makes a great addition to your party lights and decor. You can skip the lights and decor altogether and just use this projector and your house will still look mighty festive. This projector includes 12 slides, ranging from Ch

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Google Play Music gets a huge redesign on Android TV

The new design is part of the v8.1 update, and it looks pretty incredible. Android TV tends to get placed on the backburner for not only third-party app developers but Google‘s own applications as well. The YouTube Android TV app finally got an update earlier this summer after radio silence for over a year, and following that, Google Play Music is now receiving a complete overhaul with a brand-new UI. Android Police initially spotted th

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Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next

Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun. Google‘s first Daydream headset is finally shipping to people who purchased the first Daydream phone, and are quickly finding it‘s not easy to locate the whole list of Daydream apps from the Play Store. While we‘ve been having a lot of fun showing you the best free Daydream apps and the Daydream games everyone should have installed, the act of browsing for apps and the

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Wattpad‘s new premium tier gets ads out of the way of your fanfic

Sick of ads getting in the way of your fanfic binges? You‘re in luck -after 10 years, Wattpad has announced an ad-free account option for users in Canada and the U.S. Online storytelling community Wattpad published a blog post today saying that its first-ever premium subscription tier is finally available. This new tier will offer Wattpad‘s more than 60 million users an ad-free reading experience on both the Wattpad app and desktop

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What‘s the best power and volume button placement on a phone?

Where do you prefer your phone‘s power and volume buttons to be placed? Has this ever happened to you: you upgrade phones only to spend the next few days pitifully jabbing your finger at a spot the old power button used to be? The proposition sounds like the beginning of a terrible late-night infomercial, but it‘s something I‘ve been thinking about over the past few days: where do I prefer my phone‘s power and volume butt

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Best Android Phones of 2017

Best overall Best for features Best with huge screen Best mainstream alternative Best for keyboard Best overall Google Pixel 2 See at Verizon See at Best Buy See at Google Store Google‘s new Pixel 2 gives you sleek and solid hardware, all of the requisite specs inside and runs simple and intuitive software at a breakneck pace. The hardware surely isn‘t flashy, but it‘s beautiful and efficient - and it‘s now IP67 w

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Upgrade from your TV‘s muddy speakers to this 190 Yamaha Bluetooth sound bar

The Yamaha YAS-203 Bluetooth sound bar with subwoofer is down to 189.99 on Amazon. This sound bar was selling for as high as 400 in August. Since then it has been on a steady decline, and this drop to 190 is its lowest price yet. The last time we shared a deal on this sound bar it had dropped to 240 in September. Sound bars like this are so good and so inexpensive, it doesn‘t make sense for you to keep using your TV‘s default speak

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Get a lifetime subscription to Serpstat, a powerful SEO tool, for just 35

Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Major search engines have a certain ranking formula, and if your site isn‘t near the top of the list, chances are your traffic will suffer. That‘s where optimization comes into play. Instead of writing headlines and hoping for the best, proper SEO requires careful planning and analysis. Instead of laboring in front of a computer, there are platforms that can

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The Rushpack may be the last water bottle you ever buy

Keep your important items on hand while you work out and stay hydrated with the Rushpack water bottle! The way we work out sure has evolved in the 21st century. Used to be that you‘d just go out for a run or hit the gym and that was that. These days, you‘d be a fool to leave the house without all your essential daily carry items likely includes your phone, your credit cards and ID, your keys, a pair of headphones and more. Ideally,

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Moto X4 preorders starting soon, Alexa Moto Mod coming November

Solid mid-ranger? Check. Confusing Moto Mod? Check. Motorola‘s announced just a few smartphone this year, and one of them is the Moto X4. The X4 was first announced at IFA in August, but U.S. availability was never fully disclosed. Thankfully, that‘s changing today. You‘ll be able to pre-order the Moto X4 starting on October 19, and when the device officially goes on sale on October 26, it‘ll be available from Best Buy,

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Sonos One review: Adding Alexa is just the start

The best way to stream music wirelessly in your home is getting smarter, but still has plenty of room to learn. Sonos is one of those products that‘s simultaneously extremely complex yet blissfully simple. Or let‘s put it another way: It‘s a complex product for the folks who made it. That‘s a good thing, because sometimes the more work that goes into making something, the easier it is for those of us actually using it.

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The Pixel 2 doesn‘t support wireless charging, and that‘s heartbreaking

Wireless charging may not be as important as water resistance or a great camera, but to me it‘s essential. I‘ve had a good run: since about April, I‘ve been consistently using a phone with wireless charging. It started with the LG G6 in late February, continued with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in April, transitioned somewhat awkwardly to the Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Force with an optional Moto Mod, and went right through to the end of s

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Monument Valley 2 will be available for Android on November 6

Step back into the world of M.C. Escher. The original Monument Valley became an instant hit when it debuted on Android back in 2014, and since its sequel was announced earlier this year, we‘ve been dying to get our hands on the title. Monument Valley 2 was first released for the iPhone earlier this summer, and after months of waiting, we finally have a light at the end of the tunnel for the game‘s Android availability. According t

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Metal vs. plastic vs. glass: Which is the best phone material?

One day phones will be made from stardust and unicorns. For now, though, we have three choices. Phones all look the same once you scrape away a few details. They‘re rectangles designed to fit (mostly) into one‘s hand and a display where we can tap and poke the things we see to find other things poke and tap. You can even make phone calls with them! It‘s those details, though, that makes the difference. Speakers, bevels, butt

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Everything wrong with Google‘s Pixel 2

The Pixel 2‘s got some issues. Let‘s talk about the Pixel 2. It‘s Google‘s latest flagship for 2017, and there‘s a lot to like about it. The Pixel 2 has an industry-leading camera, top-notch performance, rock solid battery life, and some of the best software you‘ll find on any Android phone to date. We could go on and on here, but listing the positives about Google‘s Pixel 2 is easy. Something that&ls

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Gmail: Everything you need to know

It‘s time to take control of Gmail. With over a billion monthly active users, Gmail is one of the most popular email clients around. The service has come a long way from its inception in 2004, and is continually adding new features and better spam prevention. If you‘re new to Android, or if you‘re just are looking for ways to get the best out of Gmail on the platform, read on. Gmail is a part of Google Mobile Services, a col

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Blackberry KEYone available for just 499 from Amazon and Best Buy

On sale between now and 11:59 PM CT. TCL‘s BlackBerry KEYone is not a perfect phone, but compared to all of the flat slabs of metal and glass we‘ve seen throughout the year, it‘s definitely one of the most eye-catching. The KEYone‘s physical keyboard and utilitarian design harken back to a bygone era, and if you‘ve been wanting to relive the BlackBerry glory days but have been waiting for the right time to jump on a

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Best adult apps for Android

In an ocean of adult apps done poorly, these rise to the top. If you‘re reading this, chances are you have an awesome pocket computer running Android at your disposal. Today‘s Android phones and tablets can pretty much do anything, and that includes things of an adult nature. We want to help you find and see that content the best way possible. We‘re not here to condone or condemn anyone or anything - and by all means let&lsq

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Jam out to your favorite tunes with Plex for Android Auto

The app will be available in a few days. Android Auto is slowly but surely expanding to more hardware and gaining additional software support, and since its inception, one of the strong suits for the platform has been its use for listening to music. Plex has just announced that it‘ll soon be rolling out its own Android Auto app, and from what we‘ve seen so far, it looks really nice. Plex can be used for storing videos and music fi

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Enter Android Central & Mint SIM‘s Ultimate Pixel 2 Giveaway!

A hot phone and a year of free service could be yours, FREE! Android Central is teaming up with Mint SIM for the Ultimate Google Pixel Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive their choice of either a Google Pixel 2 or a Google Pixel 2 XL. That‘s not all! A great phone deserves a service that provides awesome and reliable LTE data along with unlimited text and calls. Thanks to Mint SIM, the winner will also receive a prepaid SIM card goo

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Google Calendar‘s Material Design refresh on desktop is officially rolling out

Along with the new UI, Google‘s also introducing a ton of new features for making you as productive as can be. Back in August, a version of Google Calendar on the desktop with a new Material Design UI was spotted by a lucky user on Reddit. This offered us a few screenshots of things to come, but at the time, it was unclear when the changes would be made available for all. Well, it looks like that day is upon us. In a blog post that was

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