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The OnePlus 5 audio review [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel, Andrew, Alex and special guest Michael Fisher (MrMobile) talk about one thing - the OnePlus 5. From design to performance to whether the dual camera lives up to expectations, join them as they run through one of the most anticipated phones of the year. If you‘re on the fence about getting a OnePlus 5, this is a must-listen! Show notes: Don‘t be this idiot who knifed a store demo Galaxy S8 to test its durability T

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Bixby Voice is rolling out to the Galaxy S8 for those who signed up for early access

It‘s a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby‘s tender voice will help you forget it‘s still half-baked. I can‘t tell you how excited I was to see that the Bixby Voice preview had hit my unlocked Galaxy S8. There was a bit of a language barrier between the two of us in the beginning, but after a bit of fumbling with Google Translate and a bit of digging into the settings, Bixby is now ready to use on my device. Dr

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Samsung teams up with MLB for VR baseball highlights

Samsung and Major League Baseball want you to experience the spectacle of VR. This is pretty neat. Samsung has teamed up with Major League Baseball to offer more than 20 virtual reality videos of America‘s great pastime for the Gear VR this summer. The MLB VR series within the Samsung VR app will immerse fans into the action with select content experiences, bringing them face to face with some of their favorite players and offering u

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How to take the best Cardboard Camera photos

Flawless Cardboard Camera photos are not complicated, and so much fun to share. Grabbing a good panorama of that perfect sunrise is often quite rewarding, but if you‘re a fan of VR photos you can one-up your game with Cardboard Camera. Instead of a 2D panorama, you‘re capturing a full 360-degree panorama with depth. This means the viewer gets to really feel like they are a part of the photo, as long as the photo you captured is som

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Virgin Mobile goes all-in on iPhone, will no longer offer Android phones

In a sea of prepaid carriers, you have to do something dramatic to differentiate. Virgin Mobile, the unconventional MVNO operating on the Sprint network, has announced it‘s going iPhone-only. That‘s right, it‘s a whole mobile carrier that will only sell iPhones and service for them, in a move to hopefully focus on a profit center and distinguish itself from other prepaid carriers. Virgin Mobile is kicking off the new iPhone

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Bixby Voice is rolling out to those who signed up for early access

It‘s a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby‘s tender voice will help you forget it‘s still half-baked. I can‘t tell you how excited I was to see that the Bixby Voice preview had hit my unlocked Galaxy S8. There was a bit of a language barrier between the two of us in the beginning, but after a bit of fumbling with Google Translate and a bit of digging into the settings, Bixby is now ready to use on my device. Dr

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The LG V30 said to be announced at IFA 2017

It‘s big, bold, and should appear in Berlin this September. According to the Korean technology site ETNews, we should see the new LG V30 at September‘s IFA 2017 show. The G6-inspired design features an edge-to-edge OLED display. This would be the first OLED display LG has used since the G Flex series, but the industry trend has clearly seen the advantages OLED offers and the days of an LCD panel for mobile devices are numbered. LG a

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Watch our OnePlus 5 review video!

After plenty of hype, we have all of the details on the OnePlus 5. Coinciding with our complete review of the phone, we have also worked up an all-encompassing video review to bring you the quick take on the phone. Five minutes of our analysis of the OnePlus 5 paired up with some beautiful shots of the phone in action - just what you‘ve been waiting for. Be sure to check out the video review above, and when you‘re done

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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, will no longer offer Android phones

In a sea of prepaid carriers, you have to do something dramatic to differentiate. Virgin Mobile, the unconventional MVNO operating on the Sprint network, has announced it‘s going iPhone-only. That‘s right, it‘s a whole mobile carrier that will only sell iPhones and service for them, in a move to hopefully focus on a profit center and distinguish itself from other prepaid carriers. Virgin Mobile is kicking off the new iPhone

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Best Water-resistant Bluetooth speakers

Choose a great water-resistant Bluetooth speaker and singing in the shower will sound better than ever! Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient ways to listen to music from pretty much any device. If you get yourself a water-resistant one, you don‘t have to worry about it getting wet. Enjoy a poolside singalong by getting yourself a quality, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker. We‘ve rounded up some of our favorites! UE

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How to set up an iCloud email account on Android

There‘s no need to abandon your iCloud email address when you get a new Android device. If you‘re moving to an Android device from an iPhone or iPad, there‘s every possibility you‘re already set up and using an iCloud email address. Android devices require you to have a Google account (Gmail), but you might want to keep using your iCloud account for email. And that‘s just fine. The good news is it‘s perfect

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Snapchat‘s new Snap Map does exactly what you‘d think

See what‘s happening around the world on Snapchat. Snapchat has introduced a new feature called "Snap Map" that does exactly what you‘d think it does: shows you Snaps, on a map. You can move and zoom the map from city level all the way up to global level to see where people are, and you can see hot spots where multiple people are at the same place sharing. You get to choose if you want to share your location with your friends,

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Pavlov VR Early Access preview: Is this Counter-Strike VR?

A multipurpose shooter that will appeal to Counter-Strike and Call of Duty fans. Pavlov VR is officially available for HTC Vive but also works with Oculus Rift through Steam VR. Seeing some of the most popular standard PC games get the VR treatment is a thrill. We have Onward, a VR mil-sim that takes a page from ARMA‘s pacing and teamwork book, we have Breach It, which borrows Rainbow Six: Siege‘s destructible environments, and no

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OnePlus 5: Which model should you buy?

Do you require 64GB or 128GB of space? And is the extra RAM really that necessary? OnePlus has certainly figured out its formula for selling smartphones: take a no-fuss design, shove in an all-day battery along with the latest processor, and keep the Android software tweaks at a minimum. The OnePlus 5 is a great depiction of that vision as it‘s equipped with all the components that fit in with the company‘s winning smartphone strat

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Ace three top cybersecurity certification exams with this 69 bundle!

The cybersecurity business is booming and shows no signs of slowing down; it seems like every day there is a new high profile hack or breach. That means the need for professionals in this field is at an all-time high. Break into a new cybersecurity career with this certification training bundle! Learn more What you need is a bundle of courses that starts with the basics of cyber security and moves through to more advanced topics covered in

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For less than 15, you can add this missing feature to the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is out and it looks pretty great except for one thing. The OnePlus 5 has landed and it looks top shelf - featuring high-end specs, blazing fast charging speeds and that premium build quality that OnePlus is known. But the one thing that is missing (besides water resistance, I guess) is support for microSD expandable memory. If you end up settling for the 64GB model, you might feel the storage crunch sooner than if you went with

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Best headphones for Daydream View

Headphones make a massive difference in your Daydream View experience. Few things improve your Daydream View experience quite like a good set of headphones. It‘s the difference between having a mediocre VR trip through a game and feeling totally immersed in the world around you. Sometimes that immersion can be a little too real, like when you‘re having the daylights scared out of you, but in most situations you need some good headp

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Love wins when you use these Pride-themed wallpapers

Show your love and your compassion with pride. June is Pride month, one of unity and hope and celebration and love, and in trying times like these, I can think of nothing we need more. No matter who you love - or who you don‘t love, for the asexuals and aromantics out here - we can all unite in love, and we can let that love and unity protect us all. We all want the same thing: to be safe, to be accepted, to be happy. So let‘s be h

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There‘s a single OnePlus 5 version for the whole world

OnePlus managed to build a single version of the OnePlus 5 for the whole world. That means easier roaming and much better worldwide compatibility. The OnePlus 5 is here, and it‘s a pretty great device in a lot of ways. But in terms of network connectivity, it breaks down interesting new ground, and finds itself among a select few devices that takes advantage of some of the Snapdragon 835‘s latest advances. Here are the biggest tak

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OnePlus 5 is the company‘s ‘fastest-selling device ever‘

People can‘t wait to get their hands on the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 was unveiled yesterday, and while the phone will go on sale from June 27, OnePlus started selling a few devices early at pop-up stores in New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, and through an "early drop" page on its website. The company‘s co-founder Carl Pei has now confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 5 is the company‘s fastest-selling phone to date

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: What the extra money gets you

OnePlus has dropped the ‘flagship killer‘ moniker, but that continues to be how its phones are measured. OnePlus has made a name for itself with phones that offer high-end specs and experiences at prices a couple hundred dollars less than the true flagship competition. And even with the OnePlus 5 marking the company‘s most expensive phone yet, at 479 it‘s still 245 less than a Galaxy S8. When comparison shopping, that&

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The new Amazon Fire HD 8 is still the best tablet for kids

I love my kids. But they‘re going to break things. Expensive things. So I don‘t buy them expensive things. Sure, grown-ups love their tech. But as we all know too well, so do our kids. And while I‘d love for mine to always have the latest and greatest, the fact is that‘s just a bad idea. My kid doesn‘t need a 1,000 tablet. Or even a 500 tablet, for that matter. So where to turn? The Amazon Fire HD 8. We‘v

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Unicode 10 released with 56 new emoji, coming to phones later this year

Get ready for a whole new set of emojis. With emoji usage steadily on the rise, the Unicode Consortium is constantly incorporating a wider set of pictographs. The consortium finalized the Unicode 10 spec today, introducing 56 new emoji that includes the likes of "bearded man," "mage," "zombie,"T-Rex," "Colbert emoji," and many more. Oh, and you‘ll soon be able to use the Bitcoin symbol in your conversations. From the Unicode Consortiu

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Where to buy the OnePlus 5 in the UK

OnePlus continues its exclusivity deal with O2 - but you can still buy unlocked directly from the manufacturer. The OnePlus 5 is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at 449 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version, rising to 499 for a whopping 8GB + 128GB. As usual, you‘ll be able to order an unlocked 3T directly from OnePlus.net. And OnePlus has continued its exclusive partnership with O2, so that carrier will be the onl

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