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The Galaxy Note 7 had two separate battery defects 🔥

Samsung will reveal that the Note 7 went through two separate battery problems on its way to the dustbin.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which reportedly obtained the report Samsung will reveal and elaborate on at a press conference in Seoul this Monday (Sunday evening in North America), the Korean giant suffered two major yet separate issues with the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7.

The report, which was generated by three independent analysis firms, states that the  [Read More…]

How to watch 360-degree and 3D YouTube on PlayStation VR

How do I watch 360 YouTube on PlayStation VR?

A big update to YouTube in the PlayStation Store has enabled a PlayStation VR mode, and that means the ability to watch 360-degree videos through your PSVR has arrived! 360-degree YouTube videos let you totally immerse yourself in the recorded content, but unlike most of your VR apps and games, you can’t really move around in these videos. YouTube for PSVR is best used sitting down, and if  [Read More…]

Our forums are about to get super awesome, but we need YOUR help!

A new forum is coming!

It’s been quite awhile since our forums got a refresh, and they’re starting to look a little outdated. And sometimes, as many of you have mentioned in the past, they can load a bit on the slow side, too. We’ve heard all your feedback and definitely appreciate hearing from you about how we can make the site better for everyone! Over the last several months our tech and design teams have been  [Read More…]

Android Central 321: U, Mi and Huawei

This week, Jerry, Russell and Daniel catch up on everything that happened after CES 2017 (plus a bit that happened during CES), including the HTC U Ultra and U Play announcements, the Huawei Mate 9, Daydream, and the NVIDIA Shield update!

Plus, Nintendo! How does the Switch fit into a mobile-first gaming world? And does Nintendo’s next Android game, Fire Emblem Heroes, hold the same influence as Super Mario Run?

Show notes Huawei Mate 9 review HTC U Ultra &  [Read More…]

Google aims to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world

Safer apps make for a safer phone.

Google’s new Security for Android Developers page has a pretty bold statement as it’s tagline:

Our goal is to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world. That’s why we consistently invest in technologies that bolster the security of the platform, its applications, and the global Android ecosystem.

Google is pretty transparent when it comes to Android security, and the past year or so has seen media outlets pick  [Read More…]

Here’s a neat Chrome + multi-window trick you probably didn’t know about

It’s easy to open links in the opposite window, or juggle Chrome tabs between both viewports.

Android 7.0‘s multi-window feature is great, letting you split your display between two full screen apps. But it comes with a few caveats, including the fact that you generally can’t run different instances of the same app in both windows.

Google Chrome, however, is smart enough to juggle tabs between windows, letting you view different pages in each half of the  [Read More…]

Master the coding language Python with this $49 training bundle (Deal of the Day)

Knowing how to program using today’s computer languages is a skill many people do not possess. Perhaps that’s why there is a global shortage of programmers and why the profession is so lucrative. Instead of twiddling your thumbs, wondering how nice it would be to master programming skills, why don’t you make 2017 the year you

How to clear your Google Play search history

We all have searches we’d rather forget.

We all go on app kicks that could skew our future search results. We may need to cover our tracks after searching for certain kinds of apps) on Google Play. We need to clean things up after our stupid friend/coworker/kid brother searches for apps on our phone as a joke. And when it comes to cleaning our Google Play search history, things are blissfully simple.

Open Google Play. Tap  [Read More…]

Star Wars: Force Arena review: The best and worst of mobile gaming, plus Star Wars

Bringing Star Wars action to mobile like you’ve never before.

Star Wars: Force Arena is a mobile game that’s brimming with potential, combining the most popular trends in mobile gaming — collectable cards, tower defence, and mobile online battle arena (MOBA) — into one cohesive strategy game that’s addictive as hell and a blast to play. Star Wars fans will love it, especially if they enjoyed the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars  [Read More…]

These completely wireless Bluetooth headphones are just $36 right now!

If you want to ditch all the wires and go completely wireless with your headphones, you’re going to want to check this deal on Axgio’s Bluetooth headphones. Right now you can pick up a pair for just $ 36 with coupon code 4UEOAIDP, a savings of $ 14 from their regular price. For a fraction of Apple’s AirPods you can still ditch the wires and have a great sound quality. You can use them both together as a pair, or  [Read More…]