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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may debut in September with two stabilized cameras, 6GB RAM

The Galaxy Note 8 is coming soon, and the rumor mill has started to churn.

Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 8 in mid-September, two weeks later than previously rumored, and after the hubbub of IFA has died down. It would also be a year and a month later than the Galaxy Note 7’s August debut, lining up with a later-than-usual March announcement of the Galaxy S8. This according to typically-reliable leaker, Evan Blass, of Venturebeat.

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Everything you need to know about sideloading apps for your Gear VR

Sideloading apps onto your phone is easy and lets you access apps you can’t get on the Google Play Store.

The Gear VR is one of the most accessible forms of virtual reality available today because it runs right off of your Samsung phone. Initially, there are plenty of apps that you can download from the Oculus Store, or the Google Play Store. However, if you’ve found an app that you want to try that isn’t on  [Read More…]

The LG V30 is likely to feature a new design and will support wireless charging

A new rumor claims that the LG V30 will feature wireless charging, leading to speculation that it will feature a glass back.

How to SIM unlock the LG G5

The LG G5 was released last year to a ton of hype for its redesigned body and modular system. And while it wasn’t the huge success that LG wished it had been, a ton of people bought into LG’s vision. Even if you don’t get the cool modules you can add into the G5, you’re […]

Modern Dad really likes the HTC U11

Another great phone from HTC, but the same question remains: Can they actually sell it?

My first smartphone was from HTC — the Treo 750. Over the years I’ve used more HTC devices than I can even remember, from the Nexus One up through today’s flagship, the U11. Not every phone has been a winner, but more often than not I (and others, of course) came to the conclusion that basically went “This is a hell of a phone.  [Read More…]

Huawei Honor 6X phone reivew

Google made it clear at I/O that there is a huge focus on lowering the cost of purchasing an Android device. With the announcement of Android Go, coinciding with the launch of Android O, it is clear that Google is pushing for manufacturers to develop and release phones at even lower prices than they are […]

What’s on our home screens! [Roundtable]

Be together. Not the same.

One of the things that people love about Android is how easy it is to customize and personalize. The companies that make the phones we all love have no desire to restrict us to keep the design and style they use, and nobody cares how beautiful or gaudy we make things. Some even provide a theme engine to make it easy to mix things up with one tap.

Everyone does things a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note8 tipped to arrive later in September with $900+ price tag

A few days ago we told you a recent report claimed the Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled during an event in New York on August 26. But reliable leakster Evan Blass now paints a different picture through a recent article for Venture Beat. According to sources, the phone will go official in the second […]

Google will stop scanning Gmail content for ad personalization

Changes coming to the way Google delivers ads within Gmail.

Google has decided to bring the consumer version of Gmail in alignment with the G Suite version of its widely popular email service, which is great news for the billion-plus users around the world. In a recent blog, after bragging about how popular its G Suite business has become amongst the enterprise community, Google announced that it would no longer scan consumer Gmail content for any ad personalization.

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A Guide to Waterproofing Your Google Pixel

So the Pixel’s not waterproof — there are workarounds!

For most people, the Google Pixel’s lack of waterproofing isn’t a total dealbreaker, and most folks will pick up a Pixel or Pixel XL without giving waterproofing a second thought.

Then there are those of us who have dropped our phones in the toilet at some point or have a loved one who has (like a certain writer’s wife), so we know the perils that can come from  [Read More…]