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Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones [...]

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This is part of a new "strategic partnership" Google's starting with JD. Similar to how Amazon is the go-to online retailer in the United States, JD.com is China's second-largest website for buying everything from smartphones to soda. On June 18, Google announced that it's partnering with JD.com and plans to invest $550 million in the company. Per Karim Temsamani, Google's President of Asia-Pacific Operations: We want to accelerate how retail ecosystems deliver consumer experiences...

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Square Enix has announced that the Companion App for Final Fantasy XIV will launch in ‘late July,’ with both free and premium subscription levels for Android and iOS. While the app will bring added functionality and game management for Final Fantasy XIV fans, its premium subscription brings an added cost to an already expensive game.  The […] Come comment on this article: Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV Companion App set to launch in ‘late July’ Visit TalkAndroid

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Polarr Photo Editor is the best way to edit pictures on your Chromebook. One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts and in forums and everywhere else. It's a valid question. One of the biggest holes in the Chromebook toolbox has always been content creation apps and utilities. If you need to edit video or audio or do more than some quick touch up work on photos, you likely looked towards...

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This is the smart plug to buy. Eufy, a sub-brand of Anker, makes some great home accessories, and the company's smart outlets are no exception. Mini smart plugs are some of the most popular options because they don't take up much space and you can stack two of them on top of each other without any issue. For a limited time, you can pick up Eufy's mini smart plug for $16.99 at Amazon with coupon code PLUGS123, which is the lowest it's ever sold for. You can control the outlet using the free...

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The Sideclick Universal Remote Control ($29 at Amazon.) Because your remote control doesn't have to suck. Or cost a fortune. Let's face it — there's a pretty good chance that the remote control that came with your Fire TV — or your Apple TV, or your Roku, or even a Mi Box or Nexus Player — just doesn't cut it. Too few buttons, too few functions. But you don't want to spring a hundred dollars or more on a proper remote control. So what to do? Enter the Sidelick. It's a little clip-on...

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This is gonna be one hell of a phone. For a company that's never made a smartphone before, RED is sure getting a lot of attention with its upcoming debut phone, the Hydrogen One. That's thanks in part to RED's massive brand recognition outside of the smartphone space, where it's known as a leading name in cinematography. Whether you were aware of it or not, most of your favorite movies were likely shot on RED's digital cinema cameras, along with videos from some popular YouTubers. Of course,...

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The OnePlus 6 is getting an update right before it reaches the hands of lucky buyers. In the latest release of OxygenOS, you'll find the option to hide the notch and a slow motion video recording mode.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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From the V40 to the Q7, here's what LG has in store for 2018. Although it may not be the most popular smartphone brand in the States, LG releases more Android phones than almost anyone else in the West. Ranging from high-end flagships to budget phones that barely cost $100, LG kicks out a number of handsets throughout the year that are all catered to different demographics. Keeping up with these releases can be a challenge, so in an effort to keep you in the know, here's a list of all the...

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Yay books. Amazon's Kindle Voyage e-reader is down to $149.99. We haven't seen a deal on the Voyage since October, and we haven't ever seen it discounted by as much as $50 like it is now. In the hierarchy of Kindles, the Voyage is near the top. Below the Oasis but above the Paperwhite. The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's most popular e-reader and that thing'll drop in price at the mention of its name. The Voyage, though, takes everything the Paperwhite does and does it a little better. It's...

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Google announced the official Android P beta program back in May at I/O 2018, adding support for non-Pixel/Nexus handsets for the very first time. The recently launched OnePlus 6 with its all-glass design and dual rear camera setup is one of the eligible third-party handsets. The second Developer Preview build (DP2) has just dropped for […] Come comment on this article: OnePlus 6 Developer Preview 2 is now available with Face Unlock and Google Lens Visit TalkAndroid

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So many ways to Note. There are a lot of reasons people buy Samsung's Galaxy Note phones. The screens are big, batteries are long-lasting, and the cameras are usually top-notch. However, above-all-else, the main reason the Note continues to stand on its own is thanks to the S Pen. No other smartphone offers a stylus that's as feature-rich and polished compared to the S Pen, and whether you need to jot down a quick note or are in a mood for doodling, the S Pen is up to just about whatever...

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A phone that's more and less than the sum of its parts. It started not with a whimper but a bang. My first Xperia XZ2 unit had issues. So did a second. They were pre-production models, as many review units were, but I held off reviewing the phone until I knew I was using the same hardware and software that would ship to consumers. I may not insist on that same handicap for other models, but the Xperia XZ2, like all Sony phones, needs a booster. They're at an inherent disadvantage — one of...

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Take your smart lights to the next level with your voice and a dash of Google magic. Philips Hue lights have been integrated with Google Assistant for years — though it was Google Home reliant for a time — but it was somewhat incomplete. You could turn individual bulbs or all the lights in a room on or off. You could make basic color changes and you could dim the lights, but you couldn't turn on any of the scenes you made in the Philips Hue app. Well, those days are over. The Philips Hue...

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OPPO is about to debut the Find X in Europe, along with the several other stars from the Chinese brand, the OPPO R15 and F7. Will the seriously impressive OPPO Find X mark OPPO's definitive return to western markets? Leaks build a picture of a device packed with cutting edge technology.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The HTC U12+ manages just fine without real, clickable buttons on the side and instead uses the technology that is also used for Edge Sense. Thanks HTC, what an excellent idea!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The World Cup has started in Russia, and we're holding the smartphone World Cup at AndroidPIT! We'll nominate our world champion of smartphone cameras over the course of several game days. Let's start the draw!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Tired of waiting for a mobile port of your favorite classic game? Then you might want to consider using an emulator. Whether you're a fan of old school DOS games or Nintendo classics, we've got you covered with the best emulators.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Along with the Galaxy S9, Samsung presented the second generation of the DeX, the dock that can turn your smartphone into a PC. Is the latest edition able to solve the problem of the first generation DeX Pad? Find out in our complete review!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Honor 10 and Honor View 10 are two of the most popular smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer. Both offer excellent value for money, but which is more interesting? We'll try to answer these questions in our comparison.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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We've got 5 awesome new app recommendations for you again. This week's lineup includes Driving Detective, 9cam, ARuler, Sudoku - The Clean One, Loffee and a bonus game!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Xiaomi is now also trying its hand in the very critical gaming markets and is trying to put a dent in the Razer Phone's customer base with the Black Shark. We tested the Android smartphone to see if it fits the needs of gamers and if it's worthwhile to import it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Another big Amazon hardware sale is underway. Amazon is now discounting several of its devices, including Fire TV and Echo hardware. With this sale, you can get deals on the Echo Dot and Echo (2nd Gen). If [...]

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Drone maker DJI has partnered with Axon to sell drones to local police departments around the country. In this week's poll, we want to know whether that makes you uncomfortable or not.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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OnePlus is now pushing out another update to its flagship OnePlus 6. OxygenOS 5.1.7 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 over the air. This update fixes a schedule setting issue with Do Not Disturb mode and also updates the bootloader [...]

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For anyone with a VR180 camera, such as the one from Lenovo, Google has published VR180 Creator software for Mac and Linux machines. With it, editing your VR videos for uploading to supported services should be a total breeze. According to Google, the software has two main features for VR videos. There’s “Convert for Publishing,” … Continued

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]

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On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re recapping one of the slowest weeks in Android history. That could mean a short show, but it’ll still include our HTC U12+ review, impressions of the Xperia XZ2, and the latest on the Galaxy Note 9. We’ll also react to the supposed price of Samsung’s upcoming … Continued

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Samsung has been working for a long time to bring device to market that has a foldable display. Throughout the years we have spotted patent applications showing different ways a folding display could be used in a smartphone and rumors occasionally pop up regarding Samsung’s work on the product. That long, slow effort is expected […] Come comment on this article: Samsung’s foldable phone to take big bite out of buyer wallets Visit TalkAndroid

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AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, following a US court’s approval earlier this week. AT&T now owns Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner, as well as DirecTV and their wireless and fiber networks. They own a lot of sh*t that you deal with on a daily basis. They’ll use all of the content they … Continued

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We wrote up the launch of Mini Metro back in late 2016, and considering that was a while ago, I’ll let it slide if you don’t remember it. However, I’m here to let you know that the game is on sale at this time on Google Play, priced at $2, down from its usual price … Continued

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Google continues to work on improvements for one of its most popular services, Gmail, with the latest addition leveraging the power of technology to make notifications even smarter and more helpful. Google on Thursday officially announced what it says is notifications for “high priority [...]

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This may seem like an odd combination but Huawei has announced plans to make it possible to run Windows 10 on several of their Android-powered smartphones and mobile devices. The capability will be made available through a new Huawei Cloud PC service and only requires installation of an app on the device. The Huawei hardware […] Come comment on this article: Huawei phones will be able to run cloud-based Windows 10 Visit TalkAndroid

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Amazon is hosting a “deal of the day” on one of the best Bluetooth speakers in the game. The UE Boom 2, in select colors, has dropped to just $74.99. This speaker typically costs anywhere from $150 to $180, so we’re talking a substantial discount. The deal is on limited edition colors, so some of … Continued

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If you want to learn to code, the process can take a long time and cost a ton of money. The good news, though, is that it doesn’t have to be, and Code Avengers has a solution for you. Right now we’re offering a subscription to the Code Avengers Pro coding academy that offers a […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Get an all-access pass to the advanced Code Avengers Pro coding academy Visit TalkAndroid

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Essential Phone and I have a love-hate relationship. You see, I absolutely love the hardware and software update philosophy, but there are a few things that keep me from making it my daily driver. For one, the camera isn’t great. That point aside, we can’t help but share a solid promotion when we see one. … Continued

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Today’s early morning announcement from Verizon is one of the most hilariously absurd I’ve seen in some time because it perfectly encapsulates the situation the US wireless industry is currently in. And maybe it’s been this way for a while, but the ridiculousness of adding on a third “unlimited” plan has pushed things to a … Continued

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Back in January, we learned directly from Samsung that it had something special in the pipeline for later this year. They didn’t mention a name like Galaxy X or anything too telling, but the company did specify that they have display panels that are foldable on the horizon and they’ll be used this year. This week, … Continued

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Samsung is one of more prolific Chrome OS device makers, and today the company revealed its latest Chromebook hardware. The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is now official. It’s got a convertible design to let you use the screen more like a tablet when [...]

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Running beta versions of software, even entire operating systems, always comes with some risks that something will get severely messed up. It is rare that problems rise above the level of annoyance, but when it does happen it can be quite maddening. Owner’s of HMD Global‘s Nokia 7 Plus smartphones who decided to take on […] Come comment on this article: Nokia 7 Plus running Android P bumped back to Android Oreo Visit TalkAndroid

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You get a May security patch! And you get a May security patch update! It seems like everyone is receiving the May security patch update, well, not exactly everyone, but if you own one of the following devices on Verizon, then you should be seeing this particular update hit your phone this month. Verizon has … Continued

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Ring has announced a new set of home security devices, which they’re calling Ring Alarm. This security kit wants to tackle the home security market without breaking the bank and locking you into expensive monthly plans or contracts, and at a glance it seems like a pretty great option. You can install it all yourself, […] Come comment on this article: Ring introduces its new whole-home security kit, dubbed Ring Alarm Visit TalkAndroid

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Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any [...]

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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus launched last year for the price of $449. This month, Samsung will launch Chromebook Plus V2, an apparent second iteration of the Chrome OS-powered laptop. Last year’s Chromebook Plus featured a 12.3″ LED Display (2400 x 1600), 4GB RAM, OP1 ARM processor, 32GB Storage, and built-in S Pen. This year’s model doesn’t differ too greatly … Continued

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OnePlus has had several years of success, and it looks like the company’s newest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6, is continuing that trend. The company has announced that the OnePlus 6 has sold more than one million units in just 22 days, making it their fastest [...]

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If you want to learn to become a full backend developer, you’re going to want our massive Ultimate Backend Developer bundle. It will teach you the basics of tons of different technologies and programming languages that you’ll need, and it won’t break the bank, either. This bundle includes 890 lessons over 14 courses, including content […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Snag a huge discount on the Ultimate Backend Developer bundle! Visit TalkAndroid

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Back in August of last year, Verizon made a significant change to its unlimited plan offering, launching the Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited options. Now here we are in June of 2018 and the big red carrier has officially introduced a third plan that it calls “Above Unlimited”, which will [...]

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If you’ve toyed with the idea of signing up for Sprint’s $15 unlimited talk, text, and data offer you may have to decide a little sooner than you’d hoped because the promotion has proven to be too popular for the carrier to handle. Sprint has announced that it plans to pull the offer on Friday […] Come comment on this article: Sprint puts a deadline on its $15 Unlimited plan due to ‘Heavy Demand’ Visit TalkAndroid

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Whether you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker, wireless charger, car charger or perhaps a USB Type C to USB 3.0 adapter, Anker has you covered. Besides getting a quality product, you can also save an impressive 16-36% off the regular prices. Join us after the break for more details. Anker’s products carry an 18-month […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Save up to 36% on these accessories from Anker Visit TalkAndroid

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Android Oreo was a theming wonderland. We could use Substratum to theme the entire operating system without even having to root our device. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in Android P and Google confirmed that it never will. In the Google [...]

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