Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Initial setup for the Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer is exceedingly user-friendly and simple. The entire process is laid out for the user piece-by-piece, cartridge-by-cartridge. There's a connectivity element as well, one in which you can connect to your PC or smartphone (if you happen to be in need of massive smartphone prints). We were provided several sets of Canon paper with which to test, while this device also works with 3rd-party papers from brands like Canson and Inkpress (with Canon-defined software profiles, that is to say).

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Galaxy Note 7 pre-release first impressions video details flatness

Galaxy Note 7 pre-release first impressions video details flatness

A full 11-minute-long hands-on video has surfaced showing the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung. This device - in this iteration - has a flat display, unlike the version the teasers for the event have shown thus far. There's also an official Galaxy Note 7 video being released today with more details (UPDATE: The video - the official video - is out now too - have a peek!). This hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shows the many features of the Galaxy Note 7, including the continued keeping of the IR-Scanner for device control.

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Today Pokemon GO server status is down: what to do

Today Pokemon GO server status is down: what to do

This morning Pokemon GO began seeing service disruptions in Japan - now the spread has headed toward the United States. Service disruptions have been reported throughout the United States, though this disruption seems to be affecting the East Coast most of all. We're also seeing reports galore coming from pockets of activity in California - though, given that the coast is one of two of the world's most-visited Pokemon spots, that bit isn't the least bit surprising.

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Pokemon Radar downloads: the app everyone is cheating with

Pokemon Radar downloads: the app everyone is cheating with

Cheating at Pokemon GO isn't especially difficult, as a rabble of Android and iOS developers will tell you this week. Today the quickest rising app on either app store is an app called "Poke Radar" which, as you'll soon find out, isn't what it suggests it is. It works just how it says it's supposed to, but if you're looking for a Pokemon Radar that works, you'll need to look elsewhere. Meanwhile, there's an app called "Poke Scanner" that'll do just what you want it to.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 detail leak you’ve prayed for before release day

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 detail leak you’ve prayed for before release day

The Galaxy Note 7 iteration you'd been hoping you'd see is here - or at least appears very much to be here. This is what we can only assume is the flat version of the Galaxy Note 7, the standard version. The version of the device that makes more sense for the general public than the Edge version. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 7 Edge will very likely be popping up on the 2nd of August in full color - and with edge-like sides either on the front, the back, or both.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone aims for greatness through security

BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone aims for greatness through security

We've not yet put our hands on the BlackBerry DTEK50, but based on our experience with the design it's based on, we can say that it's probably a pretty good Android phone. Have a peek at our most recent report on what BlackBerry has done to use Alcatel's design knowledge to create this new device. This is the DTEK50, a device that BlackBerry leads with suggesting is their thinnest smartphone ever - one with a great camera and top-notch security features.

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This iPhone 7 feature detail releases from Galaxy Note bonds

This iPhone 7 feature detail releases from Galaxy Note bonds

A new sort of home button for the iPhone 7 could be just the feature boost the company needs to bridge the gap between 2016 and the 10-year anniversary of the device. We've thus far been told by tipsters that very little would change between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7 - a slightly better camera, perhaps another color metal made available, a different arrangement of antenna lines. What's the big deal, users might wonder, isn't this supposed to be a "tic" year in Apple's trend of "tic tock tic tock?" Perhaps it still is, but next year could be a tic too.

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Pokemon GO server status is down, but also up

Pokemon GO server status is down, but also up

How can Pokemon GO be down, but also up at the same time? Pokemon GO is a multi-tiered system, one in which more than one level of log-on and play is included. Today users have found several problems occurring at different times. Earlier today is was a bit of down time on the main server - high latency and inability to see Pokemon and/or Gyms and PokeStops. That down time seems to be fading, while a different down situation seems to be rising up.

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HERE WeGo maps app aims for “effortless city navigation”

HERE WeGo maps app aims for “effortless city navigation”

This week the folks at HERE Maps have changed the name of their most prominent app, HERE Maps, into HERE WeGo. This new app is centered on "working out the best way to get to where [people] want to go." This is for people who want to navigate their own city as much as it is for people that are visiting a city they've never been to before. With HERE WeGo, users are invited to type in their destination and are very quickly delivered a variety of routes and means of travel.

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iPhone sales down in Apple’s Q3 2016 earnings report

iPhone sales down in Apple’s Q3 2016 earnings report

This afternoon Apple reported their 3rd-quarter 2016 earnings, showing iPhone unit sales to be down. Down both compared to the quarter before this one, and down compared to this same quarter last year. Apple suggested that iPhone revenue was down 23% year-over-year, and down 27% sequentially. While Apple sold 40.399 million iPhones this quarter, and that's completely nuts by almost any standard, they're still down from 51.193 million units sold in Q2, 2016, and down from the 47.534 million units sold this same quarter last year.

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Galaxy S8 details tip most HD display ever made

Galaxy S8 details tip most HD display ever made

Samsung's next step after the Galaxy Note 7 has been tipped to be a Galaxy S8 with a 4K display. Resolution so dense, that is, that you'll be unable to distinguish between individual pixels with your bare eyeball. Not that you were really able to with the 2K displays prominent in smartphones today, but - why not ramp it up some more? Battery life is one concern, certainly, but assuming Samsung has compensated for such madness, the next generation looks like it might be super-slick.

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Moto G4 Review 2016

Moto G4 Review 2016

It's time again to review Motorola's budget king devices, starting with the base device Moto G. Two devices come this year - for some odd reason - both the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus (or Moto G4+ if you prefer). These devices have very similar specifications to one another and could easily be mistaken for one another, as it often is with a two-phone family approach. Here we're not dealing with two screen sizes as we do with Samsung and Apple's two-phone release pattern, here we've got upgrades in camera quality and fingerprint recognition.

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