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Google app for iOS updated with 3D Touch support

Google app for iOS updated with 3D Touch support

The Google app for iOS has been updated with 3D Touch support, giving iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users some added functionality. Users can, for example, hard press on the Google app’s icon to pull up shortcuts for common activities: voice search, image search, and search. The update brings with it a couple other changes, as well, that aren’t limited to the latest iPhone models.

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ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

Asus has published a new video to build up some excitement over the ZenFone Max smartphone that was expected to have launched in October. The smartphone should be launching soon and the new promotional video highlights some of the specs of the device. One of the biggest features of the Max is its massive 5000 mAh internal battery.

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Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

In the US fans of Samsung smartphones have been able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 5 phablet since the device launched back in August. Fans across the pond in the UK have yet to have the opportunity to purchase the latest phablet Samsung has to offer. Fear not UK Note 5 hopefuls, your day is coming in the near future.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

If you own a Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE smartphone, the Windows 10 ROM you have been waiting for is now available. If your Mi 4 isn't the LTE version, this ROM won't work for you. The ROM can be downloaded from the source link at the bottom or can be downloaded by signing up for the Microsoft insider program.

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Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Minecraft has sparked a creativity revolution that has taken the Internet by storm, from "to scale" replicas of behemoth starships to fan-made tributes to fictional worlds to faithful recreations of the simplest computers in the world. But perhaps none have gone so far and so advanced than Verizon, who has just revealed that it made a cellphone in Minecraft. And it's not just any ordinary, gigantic representation of a cellphone. It's actually one that lets you browse the web and, if really needed, make a video call.

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WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp users on iOS received an update earlier this month that added, among other things, rich previews for shared links. Android users didn’t get an update, however, and a week rolled by without anything showing up. Fast-forward to yesterday, and those users finally received their own update, getting the same rich previews as well as a handful of other changes, one of which that is limited only to those running Android 6.0 and higher.

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Pepsi Phone P1s arrives in China with 4G LTE, FHD display, Lollipop

Pepsi Phone P1s arrives in China with 4G LTE, FHD display, Lollipop

We've known that Pepsi has a self-branded smartphone in the pipeline, and now it has finally been made official. Called the Pepsi Phone P1s, this smartphone comes with the familiar beverage's branding and an otherwise attractive design. Some of the specs we've already heard through sources have been confirmed, including the 5.5-inch Full HD display and dual-SIM support. The phone is being launched in China, and is manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co.

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EziSmart case makes smartphones easier for elderly

EziSmart case makes smartphones easier for elderly

Smartphones and the elderly don’t always mix well — try as they might, some from the eldest generation have trouble using modern smartphones, prompting the development of various simplified launchers and elderly-friendly smartphones. Inventor Richard Chan has a new twist on those ideas, though, developing a simplified smartphone case with buttons rather than an easier-to-use phone interface.

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