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‘Lawnchair‘ is the best new Android launcher you (probably) haven‘t tried yet

New open-source launcher brings Google Now and Pixel Launcher capabilities to all phones - along with a huge loadout of customization features. I‘m usually pretty lazy when it comes to customizing my home screens. For the most part, I tend to stick with the stock launcher on whatever phone I‘m using, and I don‘t go over-the-top tweaking absolutely every setting on my home screen. Yet with the discontinuation of the Google No

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Deal: Save 20% off your first six months of cell service at TPO

If you‘re looking for a sweet deal on a new phone plan, look no further than TPO. TPO (The People‘s Operator) - an alternative carrier that runs off Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. - is currently offering 20% off your first six months of service with new activations. You can activate a new number and a new device, or keep your current setup, to save on their 500MB, 1GB or 2.5GB plans. The best part is that 10% of your monthly spend

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Add a flexible glass screen protector to your Note 5 for just 15 today

If you‘re still rocking a Galaxy Note 5 and want to protect the screen, the Seidio Vitreo flex hybrid glass protector is one of the best options. The flexible glass makes it easy to install, and right now you can pick one up for just 15. ...

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Google‘s mobile search app now has a personalized news feed

Google launches a news feed of its own within its mobile search app. Google is increasingly looking to make its products more social, and its latest attempt is to create a feed within its mobile search app that will show you news stories, sports scores, and videos, all based on your previous searches. The company introduced news stories in the Google app back in December, and today‘s update sees Google building upon that by leveraging its

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Bixby Voice now available for every Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the U.S.

It‘s time to start talking to your phone (even more). A full three months after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in the U.S., its voice-powered assistant Bixby Voice is available for everyone to use. An OTA update with the necessary new software is heading out to every U.S. Galaxy S8 and S8+ starting today, July 19, and once it arrives on your phone you‘ll have the same voice control features that many people have been testing the past

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Huawei Watch 2 Classic review: Leather is better

With the Huawei Watch 2 Classic, a metal body and leather strap make all the difference. It‘s no secret that we weren‘t big fans of the Huawei Watch 2, a plastic-and-ceramic successor to a metal legacy that left us feeling dejected and a little confused over the company‘s seemingly half-baked plans for wearables. Well, after having used the Huawei Watch 2 Classic for some time, I can safely say the issue lies largely with br

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Casio ProTrek Smart review: Adventure watch

Casio gets a lot more attention than some other watchmakers on the MrMobile channel, and that‘s because it‘s one of the few companies doing something different with Android Wear. Last year I reviewed the company‘s feature-packed but pricey WSD-F10 outdoor smartwatch, and this summer‘s sequel has ditched the clunky model number for a (slightly) streamlined brand name. Much else is familiar though; the ProTrek

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Best Memory Cards for Amazon Fire Tablet

The Amazon Fire Tablet is a great investment, but it tends to run out of space quickly. Here are some ways to expand it without breaking the bank. Whether you have a Fire Tablet for yourself or your kids, you‘ve probably noticed that the internal storage doesn‘t go very far. You can easily fill it up with some games, a few apps, and media, which is a bit disappointing. Instead of trying to figure out what to delete, and how to bett

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Adobe Lightroom mobile goes ‘Android native‘ with slightly refreshed interface

Just because an update looks small doesn‘t mean it isn‘t important. Adobe has updated its Lightroom Mobile app for Android with an all-new "Android native" interface, though the changes aren‘t as big as you‘d think with such a proclamation. The main change to the experience is better labeling of buttons and simpler sliders that make sense on a (relatively) small screen that‘s used exclusively with touch. Lightr

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Best Android Phone Under 700

Best overall Best for updates Best for single hands Best for less Best overall HTC U11 See at Amazon See at HTC See at Sprint This may come as a shock to you, but HTC is back, baby! In fact, the company never left, but its criminally underappreciated 2016 flagship, the HTC 10, has been replaced by a phone so good and so striking that it would be impossible not to consider it in 2017. That phone is the HTC U11. It may lack the Stretch Ar

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OnePlus is looking into potential OnePlus 5 ‘911 reboot‘ issue

The OnePlus 5 may have a pretty dangerous ‘911‘ bug. Over the last few days, a small but growing number of OnePlus 5 users have claimed that upon dialing ‘911‘ or ‘999‘ - numbers designated for emergency services in the U.S. and UK, respectively - their phones have rebooted prior to the call going through. On Reddit, many people have speculated that it is a problem with the phone‘s ability to find a r

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Mint SIM Deals & Promo Codes

Looking to save even more money on Mint SIM? Here are the current deals and promo codes to help! There are quite a few options when it comes to carriers for your smartphone, and odds are you‘re shopping around for the best deal. Postpaid plans are a good option for some, but prepaid plans get you the lowest price, as long as you‘re willing to put your money down first. Mint SIM is an alternative carrier that uses T-Mobile‘s

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Snapchat now lets you record 60-second Snaps ... sort of

Nothing in Snapchat can ever just work as you expect. Snapchat is known for arbitrary limitations throughout its interface, but in general that‘s part of the fun. But one barrier is being lifted today with the announcement that you can now record 60-second long videos ... well, sort of. Rather than limiting you to just 10 seconds of recording at a time, if you continue to hold the capture button you‘ll now record six 10-second clip

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LastPass launching revamped family service with intuitive group features

Keep everything locked tight from the public but freely shareable in your family. LastPass is set to seriously improve its "family" tier of service, adding tons of intuitive features that make it easy to manage family-focused data between multiple users. The new LastPass Families, which is coming later this summer, is a big improvement over its current "family" plan which is simply a cheap way to get multiple individual subscriptions for peopl

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Nexus in 2017: How Google could revamp the brand for a new purpose

Strap in: It‘s time for some wild speculation. It‘s been almost a year since we first learned that Google‘s Nexus brand would be going away, replaced at the high end by Pixel, as the company ramped up its new hardware division. But rumors continue to swirl around Google‘s future plans for Project Fi and Android One. The former needs something to replace the aging Nexus 5X and 6P, and I‘m not convinced a single Mo

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Gear VR games you need to stand to play

Some games aren‘t meant to be played sitting down. Samsung‘s Gear VR delivers tons of great games to play in VR. While plenty of them are playable while sitting down, this isn‘t the case across the board. We‘ve collected a few of the best games that are meant to be played while standing up. Read more at VR Heads! ...

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Samsung looks to make good on Note 7 recycling promises

Samsung is making good on its promise to recycle some of the Galaxy Note 7‘s unused and valuable metals. Samsung said it would do everything it could to minimize the effect of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, and in two stages it is doing just that. The first is by releasing a so-called Galaxy Note Fan Edition, which reworks the Note 7 into a limited-release handset with a smaller 3300mAh battery running Nougat. The second, and perhap

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Best Car Chargers for Galaxy S8

Keep your Galaxy S8 charged on the go with a quality car charger! The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most popular phones of 2017 and for good reason. Beyond it‘s beautiful design, it‘s packed with high-end specs, including a more efficient processor that helps extend the battery life of your device. As efficient as the S8 battery is, it‘s always good to have chargers available at home, at work, and also in your car. The S8

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Fender‘s Bluetooth speakers look a lot like its guitar amps

Fender launches its first Bluetooth speakers. Fender has made its foray into the world of Bluetooth speakers with two products that are styled after its iconic guitar amps. The Newport and Monterey retail for 199 and 349 respectively, offering aptX and ACC audio codecs, analog control knobs and a design that immediately appeals to classic rock fans. The Newport is a portable speaker with two full-range drivers and a tweeter that delivers 30

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Google Home and Google Wifi are coming to Australia on July 20

Google Home and Google Wifi are heading to the land Down Under later this week. After making their debut in the UK, Canada, and France in recent months, Google Home and Google Wifi are heading to Australia next. Both devices will be available in the country starting July 20. You‘ll be able to get a daily news briefing from Fox Sports, ABC NEWS, The Australian, Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Sky News. You can also control your connect

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Google Glass is back, and it‘s headed to the enterprise

Alphabet has been working on Google Glass Enterprise Edition for over two years. Google Glass failed to pick up momentum as a consumer product, but the wearable is getting a new lease on life in the enterprise segment. Alphabet X, which oversees the development of Glass, has announced that after two years in a limited trial program, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition is being rolled out to more businesses. Glass Enterprise Edition first br

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How to manage the YouTube app for Android

igncenter" / How do I upload to YouTube on Android? Watching videos and subscribing to channels is what YouTube‘s all about, but there‘s so much more you can do, like uploading your own videos, messaging other YouTubers, and all those settings that‘ll help make your experience more enjoyable and help keep your data usage to a minimum. Here‘s how to manage YouTube so that it works for you. How to change upload network p

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This 27 Bluetooth speaker has a crazy long 24-hour battery life

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an exclusive discount on a powerful Bluetooth speaker. Amazon currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to 26.99 when using the coupon code THRIFT77 at checkout, from a usual street price around 36. For direct price drops, though, this price matches what we saw during a recent one-d

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Latest Nokia 8 leak details upcoming flagship in silver

Nokia 8 is expected to make its debut at the end of July. We got a first look at HMD Global‘s upcoming Nokia 8 flagship courtesy of Evan Blass, and the noted leakster has detailed the silver color variant of the phone in a new leak. Aside from the silver hue, there aren‘t any differences from the blue Nokia 8 that was leaked yesterday. The Nokia 8 will be the first flagship device from HMD Global, and the phone is expected to of

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