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Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don't Tell You What You Think They Do

Posted on 04/25 14:03 in Shows | 0

These arguments aren’t going to stop happening, but the new phenomenon of speed test videos isn’t adding much to the conversation for several reasons.There are videos, like the one below, that pit the GS8 against the iPhone in what would appear at first to be a useful comparison.

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While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

Posted on 05/09 16:53 in Shows | 0

Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android.Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv.

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Essential Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: No More Bezels

Posted on 06/02 13:50 in Shows | 0

The Essential Phone will ship with 128GB of storage, but the Galaxy S8 is only 64GB.The Galaxy S8 is a pretty phone, but the new materials Essential is bringing to the table are intriguing.

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Google Increases Maximum Android Bug Bounties to $200,000

Posted on 06/02 21:55 in Shows | 0

In fact, no one has managed to claim Google’s largest bug bounties for Android.Still, no one has submitted a working exploit for Android’s core components, even when such an exploit is worth $30,000-$50,000.

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Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines

Posted on 06/08 17:53 in Shows | 0

In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.Previously, Horizon devices were only found in Apple’s retail stores and mail-in repair centers.

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The Essential Phone's Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint

Posted on 06/12 19:36 in Shows | 0

Now, the company has announced Sprint, and only Sprint, will be the carrier partner for the Essential Phone.While Sprint is the only carrier partner, Essential is selling the device unlocked as well.

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Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones

Posted on 06/13 14:47 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, back when Intel was still trying to break into the smartphone market, the company announced a highly unusual partnership.Of the various SoFIA chips, only the Rockchip models are listed as having shipped on Intel’s Ark website: According to Qbex, Intel approached it about working together on a joint smartphone in January 2015.

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5 Features That Will Reshape Phones

Posted on 06/19 15:57 in Shows | 0

A taller screen like the G6’s 18:9 panel is comparatively narrow, while still having a large diagonal measurement.A taller screen also makes sense when viewing vertically scrollable content like web pages.

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OnePlus 5 Announced With Snapdragon 835 and Dual Cameras for $479

Posted on 06/20 22:23 in Shows | 0

The run-up to the OnePlus 5 announcement was filled with rumors and leaks, and now we have all the details.However, there are two versions of the OnePlus 5.

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Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests

Posted on 06/22 13:46 in Shows | 0

For as long as we’ve had benchmarks, we’ve had companies willing to cheat on those benchmarks to make themselves look good.XDA-Developers managed to get their hands on a OnePlus 5, however, and the results are damning.

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Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design

Posted on 06/26 20:26 in Shows | 0

However, the Pixel and Pixel XL signified a change in direction.As usual, the code names for several upcoming Google devices have leaked in recent months thanks to the public Android issue tracker.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5: Is a Budget Flagship Good Enough?

Posted on 07/05 13:44 in Shows | 0

The OnePlus 5 has much of the same hardware as the Galaxy S8, but it costs hundreds of dollars less.The Galaxy S8 is a more attractive phone with great build quality, but the OnePlus 5 is not far behind.

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CopyCat Android Malware Infected 14 Million Devices Last Year

Posted on 07/08 01:28 in Shows | 0

Security firms are reporting on a particularly successful strain of malware called CopyCat, which reportedly hit some 14 million devices last year, and successfully gained root access on about 8 million of them.Once installed on a device, CopyCat uses a suite of five previously patched vulnerabilities to attack a device.

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LG Teases V30 Unveiling at IFA on August 31st

Posted on 07/14 18:16 in Shows | 0

With the IFA trade show coming up in Berlin, it’s almost time for LG to start talking about the rumored V30.The invite appears to be a phone screen with rounded corners, just like the LG G6.

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Google's 5 Biggest Android Missteps

Posted on 07/24 14:16 in Shows | 0

So, let’s talk about all those times Google facepalmed with Android, and what it did to fix it.This $300 media streamer ran a modified version of Android that connected to the user’s Google account to play music, movies, and YouTube videos.

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Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Posted on 07/25 21:52 in Shows | 0

Now iRobot, which manufactures the Roomba, wants in on the action and plans to monetize the information its robots gather when they vacuum your carpet and/or chase the cat.“There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” Angle told Reuters.

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Adobe to Kill Flash Plugin by 2020

Posted on 07/25 22:45 in Shows | 0

There was a time when Adobe Flash powered almost anything on the internet that moved.” Over on the Android side, Google and Adobe made a go of getting Flash working on smartphones and tablets.

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