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The OnePlus 3 packs a flagship-sized punch at $399

OnePlus 3 A great phone doesn’t need a great back story. But it certainly doesn’t hurt. The world wasn’t exactly desperate for another player or a new spin on Android when OnePlus partnered with Cyanogen to announce the One in April 2014 (a measly five months after launching the company), but the company managed to build a passionate online following while impressing the pants… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 14th

Gadgets

7 Android Launchers That Completely Transform The Look of Your Phone

One of the main differences between Android and iOS is the way you can transform the look of Google’s operating system, down to the very last pixel. Alternative launcher apps re-skin Android, changing not just wallpaper, colors, and icons, but the layout of the interface itself.

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June 7th

Mobile

Three Uses for Your Phone’s Camera That Don’t Involve Photos

Of course you’re going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you’re going to need to make the magic happen.

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June 4th

Mobile

‘Modular’ smartphones are 2016’s dumb trend

Smartphone Modules
The LG G5 has them. Google's first consumer phone will have them. The iPhone has some, thanks to this butt-ugly case. And now, it would appear that Motorola's upcoming smartphone will have modules. But don't let the trends deceive you: modular smartphones are not here to stay.

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Chris Mills

May 27th

Mobile

How to Teach Siri Better Pronunciation

Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab firm? If you think Siri’s pronunciation skills leave something to be desired then you can retrain the app yourself in just a few minutes—here’s how to go about it.

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May 21st

Mobile

The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

child with smartphone This week I ended up with an advance copy of Influence Central’s new report called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives. The report details the way kids are using technology and reveals some interesting insights including that the average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years of age and that tablets are kids’ device of… Read More

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Jay Donovan

May 19th

Gadgets

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This is the worst smartphone gadget to ever grace the internet

Sospendo Smartphone Holder
In a world of Bluetooth-connected fart trackers and hipster-friendly tinfoil hats, I am aware that describing a Kickstarter as "the worst" is a bold claim. But hear me out: from idea to execution to the innumerable GIFs littering the crowdfunding campaign, this particular wearable smartphone accessory ticks all of the boxes. At heart, the SOSPENDO combines two of the very worst things: selfie sticks and wearable smartphone holders. The SOSPENDO is, according to the press release, an "innovative, ergonomic hands-free device that will hold smartphones, tablets and GoPro cameras."

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Chris Mills

May 18th

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How to Use Your Headphones as an iPhone Camera Remote

The iPhone’s camera app shutter button isn’t always in the most convenient place—particularly if you’re trying to operate it one-handed. You can use the volume button as an alternative, but there’s another way to take a picture you might not be aware of.

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May 18th

Apple

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More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O

Google Cardboard According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android Police first spotted the placeholder, which is currently just that — you can’t click into the link like you would be able to with the Android Wear, Android TV, or Android Auto. Last week,… Read More

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Jordan Crook

May 13th

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DeWalt — yes, the drill maker — gets into the mobile business with rugged MD501 smartphone

feature_dewalt DeWalt, a name familiar to anyone who loves power tools (and who doesn’t?), is jumping into the mobile market with the rugged MD501. It’s waterproof, has a good variety of high-end features, and looks like you could use it to pound nails. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 27th

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