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This Anti-Smartphone for Kids Works Like a Walkie-Talkie 

For parents, the decision is coming up earlier and earlier: Should you give your kid a smartphone? On one hand, you may fear it’ll turn your child into a hunched-over zombie, or that she’ll be constantly distracted, or that it’ll mess with her brain in ways we don’t yet know about, or some other bullet […]

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Here’s How Limited Your Carrier’s ‘Unlimited’ Phone Plans Really Are

At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you’re being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good time to check in on the other major carriers to get […]

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The Mary Meeker Report Tells Us Almost Everything About The World Of Tech

If someone asked you to describe the entire global technology landscape, you’d probably just shake your head and declare the task as impossible. But Mary Meeker, from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does that each year. Her report has been released and it details everything from global smartphone shipments, to how…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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There Sure Are a Lot of New iPhone Rumors Today

While we’re not expecting any major phone news to come out of WWDC (aside from the possible appearance of the iPhone SE 2), all sorts of iPhone rumors are hitting the street as Apple’s annual developer conference nears. The rumors range from some plausible changes and upgrades to some very silly-looking new colors.Read more… Continue […]

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Find the Exact Video Moment You’re Looking For With the Hulu App’s New Scrubber Feature 

Most online video players feature some sort of scrubber (the bar at the bottom that lets you skip around in whatever you’re watching), but if you’re on a smartphone, actually trying to use that tool to find the exact right spot is typically more of a hassle than it’s worth. Most of the time, you’re […]

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How to Keep People From Snooping Around on Your Phone 

Sometimes when you show pictures to a friend or relative, they start rudely swiping to other pictures. We have a hack for that. But what if they start opening other apps? Good lord! I was shocked to hear people do this. But you can stop them. Here’s how to enable the Guided Access shortcut and […]

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How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone

Android: Google and Android are typically a package deal. Even if Samsung or Sony makes your phone, you’ll still find it loaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and all the other apps that makes up Google Play Services. But it’s possible to totally “de-Google” your Android device—strange as that sentence is…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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LG’s G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good

In Fight Club, there’s a scene when after meeting Tyler Durden for the first time, the narrator cracks a joke about how the people you meet on airplanes are single-serving friends. And then, before even giving his seatmate a chance to respond, he launches into an explanation of his witty turn-of-phrase. But before he…Read more… […]

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How to Survive a OnePlus 6 Pop-Up Event and Get the New Phone Before Everyone Else

For the past six years, OnePlus has built a devoted fanbase by offering premium Android smartphones at cutthroat prices. Now, with the OnePlus 6 just a few weeks from launch, the excitement is building yet again—even if the OnePlus 6 might be company’s most expensive phone yet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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LG’s G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks

LG Mobile is in a rut. Over the last two and a half years, its smartphone division has posted losses totaling over $1.5 billion, and a big reason for the company’s struggles has been poor sales of its flagship phones. When you look back to 2016, the LG G5 was doomed from the start. It […]

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This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera

Let’s face it, when you shell out upwards of $700 for a flagship phone, a huge chunk of that money is going towards its camera. Some people might say that’s nuts, but for others, who don’t don’t want the hassle or added expense of owning a real camera, it’s really not that ridiculous. However, even […]

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Don’t Ditch Your Galaxy S7, Give It an (Android 8.0) Oreo

Android: It’s been a little over two years since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If you’re still holding on to yours, you’re probably itching to upgrade to a new device—especially since Samsung still hasn’t updated either S7 smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo. Don’t toss your older device just yet,…Read more… […]

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Huawei’s Triple Camera P20 Pro Is Too Cool for America

Despite having sold its phones here for years, 2018 was supposed to be Huawei’s big coming out party in the U.S. At CES, I sat through a presentation about how Huawei was expanding into home wifi and had even signed Wonder Woman herself as the company’s new brand ambassador.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The First Gaming Phone With RGB Lighting Is So Silly, It’s Awesome

I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time, and I’m actually a little surprised it’s only happening now. But with the launch of the Nubia’s Red Magic, there’s finally a gaming phone with built-in RGB lighting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Moto’s Great Cheap Phones Are Back, Now With a Face ID Knockoff

For years, Motorola has been the leader in making cheap phones feel like quality products, instead of gadgets designed only to hit a certain price point. And while the next generation of Moto’s low cost handsets don’t seem super exciting, from what I’ve seen so far, they should continue Motorola’s legacy of making,…Read more… Continue […]

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What to Do If Your Smartphone’s Voice Call Quality Sucks

There are lots of ways to stay in touch with friends and family using your smartphone, but the classic phone call is still the method of choice for plenty of people. Unfortunately, call quality hasn’t exactly kept up with the digital revolution, leading to muddled conversations—sometimes even on high-end smartphones.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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