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Channels is set to be another great, cross-platform DVR for NVIDIA Shield TV

Channels is a well-known iOS and Apple TV app for HDHomeRun users. Now, it‘s branching out. The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is so versatile and affordable that it‘s a great choice for cordcutters regardless of their platform. It‘s early days for Channels on Android TV, but already you can use the Shield TV as a DVR for an Apple TV. There is also a front-end app for the Shield that‘s in its early stages that will allow you

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Get 3TB of lifetime cloud storage for 60!

It‘s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of physical information storage. New hard drives and flash drives are constantly hitting the market and obsolescence is inevitable. There has never been a better time to store your data in the cloud, and cloud security has also never been better. Get 3TB of secure cloud storage for 60 Learn more Cloud services, however, can be costly or they just don‘t

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Did you get insurance with your Galaxy S8?

Smashing your phone sucks. But insurance may not always be the answer. There‘s nothing enjoyable about getting a broken phone replaced. Whether it‘s from a fall to the ground or a dip in the ocean, non-working phones potentially mean days without a device, an expensive trip to the repair store, and plenty of impatient waiting with no Instagram. That‘s why, for some, the prospect of buying insurance with a phone plan is quite

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Best Replacement Watch Bands for Samsung Gear S3

What are the best third-party watch bands for Samsung Gear S3? The Samsung Gear S3 is one of our favorite smartwatches, and a great alternative to many of the Android Wear watches out there. The Gear S3 supports standard 22mm watch bands, making it really easy to upgrade with something new. Here are a few of the best third-party watch bands to consider once you pick up your brand new Samsung Gear S3! ArtStyle nylon strap EloBeth Milanese Mag

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Grab a 256GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick for its lowest price ever

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on SanDisk‘s awesome wireless stick! Flash drives have dropped big time in price over the recent years, and that‘s great if you want something to be able to access from your computer. SanDisk‘s Connect Wireless Stick is much more than a regular flash drive, as it‘s designed to work with your phone, tablet, and computer, and right now you can pick up the 2

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IPVanish VPN review: A rich set of features that also caters to novice users

IPVanish has everything you love about a VPN, including a lack of user logs, a long list of servers, and features for advanced users. Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are increasing in popularity due to the ever-eroding nature of online privacy. A VPN can be best described as an encrypted tunnel that protects your data as it moves between your device and the open internet. Not only that, it also helps keeps you anonymous while you go about you

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HTC U11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a portable Echo

HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering. The HTC U11 launched in June with Google Assistant as its primary artificial intelligence service, though the promise was that at a later date we‘d receive Amazon Alexa as a secondary choice. Now the time has come - with a new software update and an app install, you can use your U11 almost identically to the way you‘d use an Amazon Echo sitting on your kitchen counter. A

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Samsung Level On Pro wireless headphones review: Leave buttons and the noisy world behind

Never leave home without headphones. If I leave my phone at home, I‘m gonna kick myself for forgetting. If I forget my headphones at home, I‘m going back to get them every time. Headphones are the key to my sanity in a world of obnoxious coworkers, crying kids at the supermarket, and ridiculous noises. A good pair of headphones is as important as a good phone, because I‘ll use the headphones just as much, if not more so. I&l

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Keep your cables organized with 100 VELCRO brand ties for 6

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an inexpensive cable management accessory you must have! Keeping your cables neat and tidy is a chore that many people don‘t want to have to do, but cable management doesn‘t have to be a big pain for you. Something as simple as some velcro ties can transform a slew of messy cables into something you can actually manage in just a few minutes. Right now you can pick up a 100 pack o

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Top things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8‘s SD card slot

SD cards are mostly plug-and-play, but you should know a few things to make the most of yours. After a short blip with the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung is back to making a microSD card slot one of its core tenets. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have an SD card slot that lets users choose just how much storage they want to add, even though fewer people will need one with the new higher default storage of 64GB internally. Whether you‘ve already purch

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Essential Phone reportedly coming to the UK, Europe and Japan

EE among carriers in discussion with Android founder‘s company over exclusivity deal. Andy Rubin‘s Essential Phone is looking to spread its reach beyond the United States, according to The Financial Times. The paper reports that Essential wants to bring its phone to the UK, mainland Europe and Japan, and that the company is already in talks with UK carriers including EE around an exclusivvity deal. Essential‘s bezel-less, m

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Latest Street View guide lets you explore the locations behind Game of Thrones

Take a look at the real-world filming locations of Game of Thrones with Street View. Can‘t get enough of Game of Thrones? You can now explore Westeros with Google‘s latest Street View guide. The guide details real-world filming locations for Winterfell (shot in Scotland), the Iron Islands, King‘s Landing, Dothraki Sea, Arena of Meereen, and other iconic scenes from the show. Some of the notable locations include: Winterf

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OxygenOS: Top 10 features you need to know

OxygenOS offers plenty of customization options. OxygenOS is one of the best implementations of Android currently available - it‘s on the OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 3T, and OnePlus 5 - with OnePlus adding a few useful features on top of a near-stock user interface. While you may not be able to change entire elements of the UI, there are several customization options available to make the device truly yours. Note: These features are all avail

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Meizu Pro 7 with secondary display all set to launch on July 26

The Pro 7 will let you take selfies with the rear camera. Meizu will unveil its next flagship, the Pro 7, on July 26. The highlight of the phone is a secondary at the back that will allow you to take selfies with the rear camera. The secondary screen is a full-color display, with a leak from earlier this month showing off a game running on the secondary display. Meizu is one of the few manufacturers to license Samsung‘s Exynos chipset

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HTC U11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a venerable portable Echo

HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering. The HTC U11 launched in June with Google Assistant as its primary artificial intelligence service, though the promise was that at a later date we‘d receive Amazon Alexa as a secondary choice. Now the time has come - with a new software update and an app install, you can use your U11 almost identically to the way you‘d use an Amazon Echo sitting on your kitchen counter. Ale

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How to change the keyboard on your Android phone

Setting up a default keyboard on your Android phone is a lot easier than you think! One amazing thing about Android phones is the plethora of customization options you have, including the option to change keyboards. There are a bunch of great keyboard apps for Android to choose from, so find the one that feels right for you. We‘ll be working with the SwiftKey keyboard today to show you how to set a default keyboard on your Android phone

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HTC keyboard ads likely an error, but damage is already done [Updated]

HTC is telling users to roll back the latest stock keyboard update, which clutters up the screen with ads. Update, 10:50pm ET: HTC has confirmed to AC that the ads were mistakenly included. An HTC spokesperson provided the following statement: "Due to an error, some HTC customers have reported seeing ads on their phone‘s keyboard. This is absolutely not the experience we intended, and we‘re working to immediately fix the error

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HTC keyboard ads likely an error, but damage is already done

HTC is telling users to roll back the latest stock keyboard update, which clutters up the screen with ads. Ads in the stock keyboard app on a flagship smartphone. Added quietly via an app update. Which then asks you to pay to remove them. You‘d be hard pressed to come up with a more comically villainous thing for a phone manufacturer, or app developer, to pull on its users. Yet that‘s what‘s been happening to some HTC phone

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Just when we thought it was ‘slow‘ ... we have a few strong months of Android ahead

Don‘t be lulled into thinking the year is done - we have several big phone launches left in 2017. On the media side of things, we usually refer to the time after the spring smartphone launches as a "slow" period. Samsung, LG, HTC, OnePlus, Sony and others all launched flagship phones across April, May and June - that gave us plenty to talk about, but we also had lots of time to talk about it as we waited for the next cycle of releases in

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Get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR with these tips and tricks!

We‘ve got the tricks to help you get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR. If you‘ve just gotten your Samsung Gear VR then you might be wondering how to get the most out of your awesome new VR headset. If that‘s the case, then have no fear. We‘ve got a few tips and tricks to help you optimize your experience it, and enjoy it as much as possible. Just keep reading for all the details! Read more at VR Heads! ...

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Go wireless with 1Voice earbuds for only 53

Wired earbuds can be cumbersome, especially if you‘re working out or want to listen to audio from your laptop or desktop PC. Why be tethered to a device when you can have complete freedom of movement, while still listening to your favorite tunes, podcasts, or video audio. Ditch the wires now! Learn more A great pair of Bluetooth headphones is a must own for most folks these days, since you‘ll be able to connect to virtually any

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Save 25 on this Galaxy S7 edge screen protector today!

Worried about the screen of your Galaxy S7 edge getting scratched up and want to keep it protected? If so, grab one of Ventev‘s Toughglass screen protectors for a solid glass layer of protection that covers it all. This will prevent scratches, dings, and more from affecting your screen, and right now you can save 25 on the purchase, dropping the price to just 20. ...

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