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Avoid Huawei, ZTE, and Other Chinese Smartphones

If you’re looking for a new smartphone, six U.S. intelligence heads have advised that you should probably avoid purchasing one from Chinese manufacturers Huawei or ZTE. Sure, they’ve got nice screens and good price points, but there’s more to a smartphone than its size. Also, they might be a cybersecurity risk.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets

If you’re living your life away from power outlets than at some point you’ll need to invest in an external battery pack. Only not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it’s also critical to consider the kind […]

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The Mobile Apps That People Regret Using

People use Grindr, Two Dots, and Reddit of their own free will. But they don’t really feel good about it, according to a joint survey by the mobile app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Mobile Apps That People Regret Using

People use Grindr, Two Dots, and Reddit of their own free will. But they don’t really feel good about it, according to a joint survey by the mobile app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Teen Might Find Happiness in a Flip Phone

A study published this week leaves none of us surprised: Screen-addicted teens are unhappy. The lead author is Jean M. Twenge, the professor of psychology who wrote The Atlantic piece “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” (In a nutshell, maybe, but it’s a hopeful sign that teens themselves are beginning to link…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Extinguish a Battery Fire

After the explosion of an iPhone inside an Apple Store, resulting in a few minor injuries, you might be wondering “Oh shit, how do I stop my smartphone/laptop/robot dog from burning my house down?” Instead of running for dear life, or dousing your device with spring water, here are the steps you should follow to…Read […]

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Here Comes CES 2018, the Biggest Gadget Show in the World—What to Expect

In just a few days, upwards of 175,000 industry insiders, exhibitors, and members of the media will once again descend upon Las Vegas in attempts to set the pace of tech for the next 12 months. Not only will some of the world’s largest and most influential companies such as Samsung, LG, Ford, and others […]

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How You Can Save a Few Hundred Dollars With a Screen Protector

It’s rare to purchase something that will actually increase the value of your smartphone, but there’s one item that offers more value per dollar than any insurance plan: a screen protector. The thin piece of plastic or glass could save your fancy-pants iPhone X from a fall that would leave it shattered into countless…Read more… […]

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How You Can Save a Few Hundred Dollars With a Screen Protector

It’s rare to purchase something that will actually increase the value of your smartphone, but there’s one item that offers more value per dollar than any insurance plan: a screen protector. The thin piece of plastic or glass could save your fancy-pants iPhone X from a fall that would leave it shattered into countless…Read more… […]

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Save Your Battery and Sanity By Modifying Your Android Notifications

Setting up a new Android phone means you’ll be spending more than a few minutes in the Google Play Store, downloading apps. It also means you’ll be dealing with more than a few annoying pop-ups in the form of notifications from all these new apps. It’s easy to deal with the overwhelming amount of vibrations, […]

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Everything Draining Your Smartphone’s Battery and How to Stop It

Battery life—the arch-nemesis of every smartphone user. You’ve probably already realized that bingeing sessions on Netflix or afternoons on mobile Minecraft aren’t particularly kind to your remaining battery level, but there are more draws on your phone’s juice than you might think. Here’s everything to watch out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What to Know About the Waterproofing on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Your new smartphone might be missing a headphone jack, but it’s probably got a cool new feature to make up for it: water resistance. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are the latest smartphones from the search engine giant that ditch the 3.5mm jack (boosting the effectiveness of its water resistance efforts)…Read more… […]

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How to Check if Your New Smartphone is Running Last Year’s Android OS

The latest version of Android, Oreo, was released in August, and brought with it a host of new features that made Android more user-friendly. It also bundled services that made it easier for hardware manufacturers to update their own device’s software. Unfortunately, buying a brand new phone today doesn’t guarantee…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The OnePlus 5T Is a Very Damn Good Phone for a Reasonable Price

The price of high-end smartphones has gotten out of control. The iPhone X starts at $1000, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 retails at $950, and as much as I like nice things, ponying up that much for a phone is kind of ridiculous. Do we really need a notch that lets you turn your face […]

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