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Samsung Galaxy S4 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 3x ways

Samsung Galaxy S4 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 3x ways

While Samsung will almost certainly not be updating your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 3rd party developers are all about it. Today we're exploring a couple of the several ways in which users are still able to continue updating their device, regardless of manufacturer Android update support. The first of these is likely the most popular - CyanogenMod 13. The second is also a sort of advanced ROM flashing situation. The third way to update your Galaxy S4 is sort of a cheat - not the real deal, really.

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Google reverses Android ad-blocker decision

Google reverses Android ad-blocker decision

Just last week, Google seemed to declare war on mobile ad-blockers on the Google Play app store. It all started when they blocked Adblock Fast from the store. The most bizarre part of the story was Google's vague reasoning behind their decision, which was that it violated Section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement. Well, now they appear to have reversed course.

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VR app helps you overcome your fear of public speaking

VR app helps you overcome your fear of public speaking

When people tell you to “face your fears,” it's usually a case of it being easier said than done. If your fear is something that can be faced in private, with a friend there for support, that's one thing. But if public speaking is your greatest fear, then you might end up like Sweet Dee when she's doing standup. And no one wants to see that happen. But what if you could face a crowd of people, without them actually being there?

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Huawei GX8 now available from GetHuawei.com and Amazon

Huawei GX8 now available from GetHuawei.com and Amazon

Huawei is really pushing its smartphones hard in the US, despite not yet having a flagship-level device that everyone can get behind. Its latest entry is the Huawei GX8, a version of the G8 fit for the US market and its network bands. Practically a mid-range phablet that, strangely enough, might compete with the Honor 5x in the US, from Huawei's own sub-brand. Regardless, Huawei has expanded the availability of the GX8, which was formerly only on Amazon, to Best Buy, Newegg, as well as its own GetHuawei.com website.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 could have Always On screen

Samsung Galaxy S7 could have Always On screen

This latest speculation is both technologically possible but might also be a bit too much, both in its goal and Samsung's legal action. In South Korea at least, it has tried to obtain the trademark for "Always On Display", a phrase that has already been used quite a lot in the tech industry, from ebook readers, to smartwatches and even to some smartphones. If so, what is Samsung's purpose for an almost unreasonable claim? With the unveiling of the Galaxy S7 nearing, it could very well be a feature that the Samsung flagship will advertise greatly,

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Moto 360 2nd Gen update brings Marshmallow to Android Wear

Moto 360 2nd Gen update brings Marshmallow to Android Wear

Just last week, Google released version 1.4 of Android Wear, which brought in support for speakers as well as new wrist gestures. That, however, was a feature set already pre-figured and even pre-announced. Now that that's out of the way, the next step in the Android Wear evolution would be to bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the table. That has indeed finally happened with Motorola rolling out an update to its 2nd gen Moto 360 smartwatch that brings a lot of the goodies of Android's latest version.

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Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Users have been asking, and Instagram is finally making it happen: the service has just announced upcoming support for switching between accounts, a feature that just recently cropped up in testing again after having surfaced briefly last year. The feature is rolling out as of this week, though many users aren’t seeing the option to add another account yet, and it is coming to both the iOS and Android apps. Once available, users will simply need to add their accounts in the app, then tap to toggle.

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Galaxy S7 Edge glimpsed in-hand with benchmark

Galaxy S7 Edge glimpsed in-hand with benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge appears to be photographed by a user in China just weeks before its public release. This is the closest cousin to the Samsung Galaxy S7, and a device that's closest in form to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It's big. It's pretty gosh-darned massive compared to the Galaxy Notes that went before it. It has no S Pen. It's all about flaunting the edge on a big, big surface.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 in-hand photo appears, flaunting backside

Samsung Galaxy S7 in-hand photo appears, flaunting backside

An unidentified smartphone appears in a photo whose creator suggests depicts a Samsung Galaxy S7. This device would roll with features mentioned in tips and rumors from the past several weeks, but appears to have several bits and pieces that don't quite fit the bill. First - the metal. While previous Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 models had silver metal rims around their camera arrays, this one returns to plastic - or at least appears to.

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