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3 things we need to see from Google Play Music at Google I/O

Changes are coming to Google Play Music at this year’s Google I/O, and here’s our wishlist.

Google I/O is less than two weeks away, and while there are a great many Google products and services hopefully seeing some big updates during the coveted keynote, few services are expected to see as drastic and possibly game-changing updates as Google Play Music. Google Play Music could see a lot of changes — or even complete replacement — on May  [Read More…]

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership from $99 to $119

After raising its monthly Prime membership fee a few months ago, Amazon now announced an increase in pricing of its annual Prime membership too.

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Here’s a look at the LG G7 ThinQ from every angle

Evan Blass has shared a new image of the LG G7 ThinQ, showing off the device from every angle. The render reveals a few of the recent rumors and more.

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The Meizu 15 lineup saves us from the ‘notch’

Meizu has unveiled the Meizu 15, 15 Lite, and 15 Plus. These devices range from budget to flagship and feature many new software features thanks to the introduction of Flyme 7 OS.

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From the Editor’s desk: Motorola is a big deal in Brazil, and it’s not a fluke

Motorola’s position in Latin America is dramatically different from the U.S. and Europe.

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days in São Paulo, Brazil this week to attend a Motorola launch event for the Moto G6 and Moto E5. Not only is it a lovely city filled with great people and tasty food, but being there was the best way to understand just how differently Motorola is perceived and embraced in Latin America compared to the  [Read More…]

Learn all about who you are and where you come from with the $69 23andMe DNA test kit

The 23andMe at-home Ancestry DNA test is down to $ 69 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 99, but 23andMe is currently taking 30% off for a limited time.

You can also get the equivalent AncestryDNA testing kit for $ 59 if you buy from them directly. That’s a better price but it’s not on Amazon this low (yet).

Another option is to upgrade to the 23andMe Health + Ancestry personal genetic service for $ 139. That’s  [Read More…]

How to remove Bixby from your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus

When Samsung added a dedicated hardware button for its own personal assistant, there was a lot of pushback. However, there is a way to completely disable Bixby from working on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.

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ZTE banned from using U.S.-based hardware or software in its products

In other words, ZTE’s smartphone business in the United States may be coming to an end.

The United States government has been heavily targeting China-based technology companies throughout all of 2018, and the latest move from the Department of Commerce is a particularly large blow against ZTE. On April 16, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. issued a Denial Order against the company that essentially kills its smartphone business in the U.S.

Per the order –

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From the Editor’s Desk: Security, signal and noise

Another Android security scare, another round of muddled reporting.

Your Android phone might not have all the security updates it claims to. As reported this week, research from SRL (Security Research Labs) has revealed that sometimes there’s a discrepancy between the Android Security Patch date reported by a device, and the patches that are actually installed. So is your phone lying to you?

Like most Android security stories, what’s going on here is complex and nuanced. And,  [Read More…]

Four tricks worth stealing from Apple Music

“Good artists copy; great artists steal,” is as true for music apps as it is for musical artists.

If a feature is popular on one music app, it doesn’t take long for it to start appearing on other apps. This happens more for big, bold features than it does for the sophisticated little touches that make good apps great, which is a shame because these four features on Apple Music’s Android app might go unnoticed by most,  [Read More…]