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The famous brand Withings is back! Founded in 2008, Withings was acquired by Nokia Technologies in May 2016 and then was taken over by its founder Eric Carreel in June 2018. Withings aims to accelerate innovation in the world of connected health. The brand is back with the Withings Steel HR Sport. Here's our full review!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Our smartphone displays can potentially be harmful to our eyesight, and disrupt our sleep cycle. Considering we spend so much time looking at them, it's a good idea to dim the brightness. In this article, we explain how to do just that, beyond the settings your smartphone allows as standard.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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As usual, we've come up with a list of the best applications that appeared this week on the Play Store. Our community and our editors offer you this selection of games and apps, we hope you will enjoy it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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A new Google Camera bug is causing some Google Pixel devices to occasionally not save photos. The issue in particular occurs when a user snaps a photo and then immediately locks the screen or switches to another app. In some cases, the photo will appear in the thumbnail preview at first, [...]

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Categories: news, bug, google camera, google pixel, google pixel 2, google pixel 2 xl, google pixel 3, google pixel 3 xl, google pixel xl, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl

For me, Hyper Casual Games are the worst thing since Loot boxes and Season Passes have existed. They lure with a simple game principle and a lot of fun, but serve only one purpose: to deliver as much advertising as possible. And with that they destroy a lot.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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OPPO wanted to try its hand at making a pair of truly wireless earphones called O-Free. They came along with the Find X Automobili Lamborghini, so we took the opportunity to take a closer look!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Netflix is now one of the most popular online streaming sites, but do you know everything there is to know about using it? Here are our top tips and tricks for Netflix.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Back in September, Google briefly activated a floating and movable keyboard within their Gboard app. It didn’t last long and was quickly removed, but we assumed it would be back before long. It has now returned for good, we think. In the latest Gboard beta that rolled out over night, the floating is once again … Continued

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Categories: apps, news, android, gboard, keyboards

After new research has revealed that iOS fans are more loyal than Android fans, we wanted to find out if AndroidPIT readers are loyal to one band when they buy a smartphone. Now, the results are in!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Google’s new Pixel 3 arguably has the best camera on an Android phone (or any phone) in 2018. An issue has been discovered by multiple users, however, where a photo fails to save after the shot on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . This particular issue has been reported since the Nexus […] Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 3 camera might not always save pictures Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android news, doze, nexus 5x, nexus 6p, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, samsung

If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […] Come comment on this article: Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an easily fooled face unlock Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android manufacturers, android news, android phones, mate 20 pro

Palm, a name still remembered fondly by many mobile tech enthusiasts, is back. But there's a twist. 2018's Palm branded device is a tiny Android phone that aims to save you from smartphone addiction...with a smartphone. But that might not be as crazy as it sounds.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The public seems to be slowly turning on the current data-harvesting social media model that has dominated over the last decade, but is there an alternative? Mark Weinstein, a San Francisco-based privacy expert and CEO of MeWe, certainly thinks so. We spoke to Weinstein to find out how he's doing it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you watched the live stream of the Google launch event on October 9th, you’d have immediately noticed that the Pixel 3 XL does indeed sport a notch on its 6.3-inch OLED display while the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is entirely notch-free. It’s a trend that we first saw in the Android world with the Essential Phone, although […] Come comment on this article: [Guide] How to disable the notch on the Pixel 3 XL Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: 3 xl, android pie, disable the notch, google, guide, how to, notch, pixel, pixel 3

Verizon has announced that it has temporarily removed SIM locks from Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices, including those sold at Best Buy. The announcement comes on the heels of a hot controversy that exploded across the tech world when Verizon confirmed yesterday that it would be [...]

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Categories: news, google pixel 3, google pixel 3 xl, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, sim, verizon

In a surprising move, OnePlus has changed the launch date for the OnePlus 6T to October 29. While the company previously announced a launch date of October 30, plans were thrown into disarray when

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The SIM locking of Verizon Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL saga will be no more. Verizon reached out to us this afternoon to update us on the situation, telling us that they have temporarily removed the lock on devices, including those sold at Best Buy stores. To back up for a second, for those … Continued

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Categories: news, google, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, sim, unlocked, verizon

All OnePlus wanted to do was show off its greatest phone ever on October 30. But no, big bad Apple had to come and ruin everything! This week, Apple announced it has an event planned for October 30, which just so happens to be the unveiling date for the OnePlus 6T. Keep in mind, OnePlus … Continued

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Categories: news, apple, oneplus, oneplus 6t

Forget everything you know about Spider-Man video games. This experience is on a whole new level. Spider-Man is one of the most iconic fictional characters ever created. The web-head has starred in countless comics, movies, TV shows, and video games but not all of them have bee super high quality. While games like Spider-Man 2 are widely regarded as one of the best superhero games of all time, Spider-Man has also been subjected to some extremely bad video games that many of us try to block...

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We're a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We also happen to be avid PlayStation lovers and want to enjoy our favorite childhood games the best way possible. PlayStation One The pioneer $48 at Amazon Pros The console itself is cheap. Supports any original PlayStation game. Adapters allow HDMI support. Physical memory card support Cons Will need to purchase used. Older hardware can be less reliable. Native graphics are inferior. Additional cost for HDMI...

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Cloud storage services are booming, but the question still remains: just how safe is cloud storage and how can you make it more secure?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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OnePlus is going to end 2018 with a bang. Ever since it was released this past May, the OnePlus 6 has been one of the absolute best values in smartphones we've seen in 2018. The phone's only gotten better thanks to striking new colors and fast software updates, and right around the corner is its incremental successor — the OnePlus 6T. The 6T likely won't shake up the OnePlus 6's formula too much, but even so, it's already shaping up to be one of the year's most interesting...

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Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. There's never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of them can be difficult at times. We've handpicked all the best tech, and everyday essentials discounts that you can take advantage of right now and brought them to one central location. From video games to everyday carries, these are today's best deals. Tech Deals View the rest of the deals Everyday Essentials If you want to...

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Last month Amazon announced a bunch of new hardware running Alexa. With that announcement also came teasers of new features like Whisper Mode. This new feature allows you to whisper at your

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Categories: news, amazon, amazon alexa, amazon echo, assistant, feature, whisper, whisper mode

If you just picked up an LG V40, you're probably chomping at the bit to start messing around with your new phone. We don't blame you, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, you should probably pick up a case to protect the handset before anything bad happens, especially since its glass back makes it more prone to cracks and scratches. If you do, here are the ones you should consider getting. Slim, stylish, protective Dretal Shock Resistant Case Dretal makes great cases for just...

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We're a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe consumer technology, and use nearly every one to find the best smart home picks for you. Ring Alarm Security on a budget $199 at Amazon Pros Inexpensive compared to the Nest system. Includes all the pieces you need to get going. No long-term commitments or cancellation fees. Cons Fewer sensors included than the Nest system. More complicated to set up. If you have a smaller home — or just don't...

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Google has announced a slew of new products, including the new Pixel 3 duo and the Pixel Slate. If you want to give the products a shot, the company has opened a [...]

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Categories: news, chicago, google, google hardware store, google home hub, google pixel 3, google pixel 3 xl, google pixel slate, new york city, pop up

If you're a runner, you know that any old pair of headphones won't always work, whether you're completing miles on the track or around town. If you want to listen to your music or a podcast while on the move, you need headphones that are sweatproof, lightweight, and offer great sound. No matter if you're a pro or just get started with the running lifestyle, these are our favorite headphones for runners. Flagship earbuds Jaybird X4 Want running headphones that do it all? Jaybird X4 are...

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On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re running through our review of the Google Pixel 3! We have had the phone in house for almost two weeks now, put it through plenty of testing, and want to talk more about it on the show. In addition to Pixel 3 chat, we can show … Continued

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This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Smartphones scream in the dead of night! This is Halloween, everybody pick a theme! Trick or treat till the app is gonna crash in fright! You've probably got a costume for Halloween, right? Well, do you have one for your phone? You don't want to leave your most important device out of the fun, do you? Especially when you can make your Android phone look like anything from an old iPhone to Deadpool and everything in between. Android themes are amazing, and...

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One day only. Today only, Amazon has the Mpowerd Luci Pro Lux on sale for $26.21 right now. Today marks its first and steepest price drop ever on Amazon. Normally it costs $35, but we'd like to argue that this thing is worth its weight in gold. This versatile, durable gadget can charge via the sun's rays or through the two-way USB port. It lasts up to 50 hours on a single charge, too. It features 10 warm white LEDs and four light modes, including low, medium, high, and flashing. The USB...

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Understanding Microsoft Office and how it all works is very important when looking for a job. Don't get left behind at the interview table because you don't know how to use formulas in Excel or analyze data with ease. With Microsoft offering so many apps under the Office umbrella, it can be hard to learn them all, especially if you don't know where to begin. Luckily, getting started doesn't have to be hard. This great bundle is just $39 Learn More For just $29 you can get access to a...

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The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, two phones that are fully capable of working on every major carrier without issue, are SIM locked out of the box when purchased as a “Verizon” model. That means they are locked to Verizon because Verizon says they have a theft problem, or something. As we first … Continued

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Categories: news, google, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, unlocked, verizon

Earlier this week it was reported that Google was facing some major changes in Europe, which will lead the company to charge device manufacturers for its suite of apps on Android devices in the region. Now, a new report from The Verge [...]

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Categories: news, android, google

After Google was slammed by the European Commission for forcing manufacturers to bundle Google apps on all Android phones, the search giant has changed up their strategy for licensing Play Services in Europe, according to a leaked document. Manufacturers will get more flexibility with what Google apps they want to pre-install along with the Play […] Come comment on this article: Google’s app suite will cost up to $40 per phone for European phone makers Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android applications, android manufacturers, android news, google news, chrome, eu, european commission, google, google play, play services

Good bluetooth earbuds can make your day-to-day much more enjoyable, and the simple and practical Creseur Touchwave headphones are here to help. They’re solid earbuds with noise cancellation and simple tap controls and avoid some of the more complex setups that make other headphones a pain to use. Control songs or answer calls w/ a […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Save almost 60% on these Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth earbuds Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android accessories, android news, bluetooth, headphones, talk android deals

Vertu is best known for crazy expensive devices made from luxurious materials and featuring pretty disappointing specs. Unfortunately, the company was shut down after being purchased. Well, unfortunate for the few who would buy them. The new owner said [...]

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Categories: news, announcement, china, leather, luxury, vertu, vertu aster p

Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event held in New York a week ago on October 9th. While pre-orders are already shipping, you can now buy either of the third-generation Pixel phones directly from the Google Store, Project Fi, or from Verizon in the US, while UK readers will have to […] Come comment on this article: Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available to buy in the US Visit TalkAndroid

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New wallpapers can spiff up an older device, and usually save you some serious cash by curbing that new device envy. That’s doubly true for a phone like the Asus ROG Phone that costs a whopping $900. But you can snag some of the wallpapers from Asus’s sleek new gaming phone and give your phone […] Come comment on this article: Grab the stock wallpapers from the new Asus ROG Phone Visit TalkAndroid

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Essential as a company is pretty much doomed, but they’ve been handling maintenance mode pretty well for the past few months. The tides might be turning, though, as they’ve officially laid off around 30% of their workforce as they begin winding down their day-to-day operations. This doesn’t mean Essential is going under next week, and […] Come comment on this article: The downward spiral starts as Essential lays off tons of employees Visit TalkAndroid

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In March, 2017, Google introduced real-time location sharing in Google Maps. The feature works fine and dandy, but apparently, Google thinks it can do better. In an update headed out to users this week, you’ll see an improved experience when sharing your location, ETA, and route. To break it down, let’s say you begin navigating … Continued

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Categories: apps, news, google, google maps

Thought about heading into Best Buy to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL and then slapping a SIM card in from T-Mobile? You can’t, even with the phones being capable of working on almost any network. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sold as “Verizon” models are SIM locked until they’ve been … Continued

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Categories: news, pixel 3, pixel 3 xl, sim, unlocked, verizon

It has been over a year since Google introduced the ability to share your real-time location within Google Maps with folks you choose, and now the feature is getting improved. You can still use Google Maps to [...]

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Categories: news, android, google, google maps

We recently got our hands on a Hydrogen One from RED and I’m excited to check this thing out, to say the very least. I mean, there’s a reason why many of the great Hollywood directors and YouTube personalities shoot with RED, right? While we’re very limited in what we can talk about with regards to the … Continued

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Google just posted the first factory image and OTA files for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Since today is basically launch day, the timing seems just about right. The files are available as Android 9.0.0 builds PD1A.180720.030 and PD1A.180720.031 for both phones, the second being the Verizon specific build. This is the build you should … Continued

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Categories: news, android, android 9.0, factory image, google, ota, pie, pixel, pixel 3 xl, update

The NVIDIA SHIELD remains perhaps the most updated Android device in history, with NVIDIA continually adding new features to the now over 3-year-old streaming box. With the free Google Home Mini deal running for the SHIELD at the moment, it isn’t surprising to see further integrations arrive between [...]

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Categories: news, google home, google home mini, nvidia, nvidia shield, nvidia shield android tv

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Earlier this month, NVIDIA hosted a promotion that netted you a free Google Home Mini with the purchase of a SHIELD TV. At the time, NVIDIA touted the ability to turn on SHIELD by asking Google Home to do so, as well as playing content from Netflix on SHIELD TV simply by speaking the command. … Continued

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Google officially announced that Android P would indeed become Android Pie back in August which means that the usual game of roulette regarding Android updates has begun. Having already started rolling out the Pie update to the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, Sony has today updated the Pie update schedule for a few more of […] Come comment on this article: Sony posts revised Android Pie update schedule for selected Xperia smartphones Visit TalkAndroid

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The Red Hydrogen One has been a weird device of strange leaks and delays, and in all honesty we still don’t know a ton about it, especially since pre-orders have missed their original shipping date. But there’s good news for the curious, as an infographic has surfaced online that details a little bit more about […] Come comment on this article: Early leak shows off Red Hydrogen One specs before launch Visit TalkAndroid

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