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Smartphone Prices Are Out of Control. Here Are the Budget Phones That Don’t Suck, According to Gizmodo

Today’s flagship phones are impressive, no doubt, and the iPhone 12 may end up being the new king. But have you seen what sub-$500 models can do lately? If you gawk at the grand-plus prices of today’s flagships, you might be surprised at how easy it is to get by with a lower-priced model.Read more… […]

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The Best ‘Buy-One, Get-One’ Deals for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Phones

Most pre-orders go live tonight for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones. I can’t recall the last time I purchase a phone from an actual carrier, because I find their various “deals” to be headache-inducing: credits for this, required trade-ins for that, money-savings spread out over…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best ‘Buy-One, Get-One’ Deals for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Phones

Most pre-orders go live tonight for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones. I can’t recall the last time I purchase a phone from an actual carrier, because I find their various “deals” to be headache-inducing: credits for this, required trade-ins for that, money-savings spread out over…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best ‘Buy-One, Get-One’ Deals for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Phones

Most pre-orders go live tonight for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones. I can’t recall the last time I purchase a phone from an actual carrier, because I find their various “deals” to be headache-inducing: credits for this, required trade-ins for that, money-savings spread out over…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best Pixel 4a Pre-Order Deals (So Far)

Google finally announced the long-rumored (and often-leaked) Pixel 4a smartphone Monday. While the new mid-range handset shared the stage with its more powerful Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G counterparts, we still don’t much about either of those phones (including release dates). Right now, it’s the Pixel 4a’s time to shine.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Adds Cloud Gaming September 15

As announced in July, Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is becoming part of the $15-a-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service on September 15, allowing users to stream more than 100 Xbox games to their Android phones and tablets. In a pair of posts on Xbox Wire, Microsoft details the games…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Disinfecting Your Phone

At this point, we’re all well aware of the CDC’s recommendation to wash our hands to combat the coronavirus. The cleanliness of our phones, however, is getting far less attention. In the video above, I go over the basic do’s and don’ts of disinfecting a smartphone without damaging it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Reduce Distractions With a Customized ‘Do Not Disturb’ Response

Fun fact: you don’t have to be driving to take advantage of your smartphone’s Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. You can activate it whenever you want to go device-free—and you can customize the auto-responder so it tells people why you aren’t available and when you’ll respond to their texts or calls.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

If you’re looking to cut down on how much you use your phone, redditor mukalodric has some suggestions. A thread on the subreddit r/getdisciplined (a group “for people who have issues with procrastination, motivation, and discipline”) called “How I’ve Cut Down On Mindless Phone Usage” provides tips from the original…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Often Should You Restart Your Phone?

Don’t overthink it. In the age of modern smartphones, there are not many reasons to completely turn your phone off. In the video above, I explain the few instances where restarting your phone can be helpful and why you shouldn’t worry about doing it regularly.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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