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Galaxy S6 Edge Plus detailed with in-store photos

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus detailed with in-store photos

Today we get to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in all its pre-release glory. This device is the next in a line of unique Samsung devices with displays that spill over the edge of the phone. While the first "Edge" was a Galaxy Note, this device gets rid of the S Pen and sticks closer to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the most successful (of the two) Edge devices thus far. This device is as large as a Galaxy Note, but keeps the details of the Galaxy S6, providing a sort of hybrid device for public consumption.

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Znaps magnetic adapter makes charging a snap

Znaps magnetic adapter makes charging a snap

One of the coolest little features that Apple throws at the MacBook is the magnetic power adapter. That means you don't actually have a plug that you have to push inside an opening on the MacBook. The other upside is if you trip on the charge cable of a MacBook you are unlikely to pull the computer off the table or counter, the magnetic charger just pulls away. The Znaps magnetic adapter is very similar to that MacBook charger.

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LG Bello II drops old design, gains 5MP selfie cam

LG Bello II drops old design, gains 5MP selfie cam

If you're a bit tired of seeing the same LG stylistic touches by now, meaning rear button controls, then you might like the different take that the LG Bello II has. That is, if you're in the market for a 3G-only budget smartphone. LG has just announced the existence of its second "Bello" mobile, once again earmarked for certain emerging markets. The LG Bello II, however, is noticeably different from its predecessor, but don't let it fool you. Like what they say about beauty, it's mostly skin deep.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: smaller, thinner, almost the same

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: smaller, thinner, almost the same

After a brief period of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally made official the Galaxy Tab S2. The second in its rather new Galaxy Tab S line, these new Android slabs boast of the same things that made the first one noteworthy, specifically the slim profiles and high quality display. Somewhat strangely, though Samsung has further slimmed down the Galaxy Tab S2 to be more handy, it has seemingly also reduced the pixel resolution, which might disappoint a few of the fans of the first generation.

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Cortana for Android leaked early, so we put it on a BlackBerry

Cortana for Android leaked early, so we put it on a BlackBerry

Last month it was announced that Cortana would be arriving for Android in July, and though it has not yet been officially debuted, an apk of what is said to be the official Cortana for Android app has leaked online. The download is still live at this point, and those who have used the personal assistant on a Windows Phone will find that it operates the same way: you can view recent headlines, issue voice commands, adjust what it knows about you, and more.

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Galaxy S6 gains microSD, battery thanks to Incipio

Galaxy S6 gains microSD, battery thanks to Incipio

Will the addition of a microSD card slot and a removable battery change your mind about the Galaxy S6? Incipio hopes so. They've created an Offgrid battery case that works for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that clamps either phone to a battery pack that adds a cool 3,700mAh of battery power while providing the option of expandable storage. The battery pack itself has a microSD card slot, as odd as that may seem, which uses the same micro-USB port as the battery normally would.

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Antutu benchmarks rank most popular Android smartphones for 1H 2015

Antutu benchmarks rank most popular Android smartphones for 1H 2015

Antutu is a commonly used tool for benchmarking smartphones that gets a lot of action with smartphone users wanting to see how their device stacks up. One of the coolest things about Antutu is that sometimes we see unreleased devices turn up in the benchmark results. Every 6 months Antutu puts together its ranking of the most popular Android smartphones in several major countries and it's that time again.

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“Modular” Fairphone 2 goes on pre-order in Europe

“Modular” Fairphone 2 goes on pre-order in Europe

Beating Google's Project Ara by a few months, or so we hope, Fairphone has just opened the pre-order doors for its own take on the modular smartphone design. Though not exactly how some might envision "modular" to be, the Fairphone 2 is nonetheless designed to not only be robust enough to survive most accidents but modular to the extent that parts can be replaced or repaired when damaged. Admittedly less sensational than Ara, this approach does have the benefit of allowing Fairphone 2 to go out of the woodwork earlier.

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Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge Plus certified in US, Singapore

Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge Plus certified in US, Singapore

It seems that the ball has truly started rolling for Samsung. Although the exact dates of the announcement is still all but a rumor, the manufacturer is dotting it's i's and crossing its t's in preparation for the imminent arrival of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus. Proof of that comes in the appearance of the two smartphones in certification agencies not only in the US but also in Singapore, heralding the two phablets and confirming their availability on some carrier's catalogues.

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