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Meizu m3s brings metal, fingerprint sensor to the table

Meizu m3s brings metal, fingerprint sensor to the table

Just because you're an entry level device doesn't necessarily mean you have to skimp on some luxury. Especially with the continuing declining prices in components these days. That is definitely what Meizu is proving by launching the Meizu m3s. As the name suggests, it has ties with the Meizu m3 announced just last April. Actually, the two are practically the same except in three aspects. The Meizu m3s comes with a stylish, all metal body, a fingerprint scanner, and a matching higher price tag.

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Galaxy Note 7 leaked invite notes an August 2 announcement

Galaxy Note 7 leaked invite notes an August 2 announcement

The answers to our burning questions might not be that far away after all. Perhaps hoping to repeat the circumstances that led to a rather fruitful first quarter for Samsung, the Korean manufacturer is believed to be announcing and most likely launching the Galaxy Note 7 earlier than ever. An alleged screenshot of the next Unpacked event's invitation marks the date as 2nd of August. The graphic also seemingly confirms the number "7" as well as the "edge" names to be used in that upcoming phablet.

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Moto Z Droid Moto Mods accessories priced

Moto Z Droid Moto Mods accessories priced

Motorola has a new smartphone in the works called the Moto Z Force that is expected to launch soon. One of the coolest things about this smartphone is that Motorola designed the smartphone to work with a bunch of different accessories called Moto Mods. The mods run the gamut from things like projectors down to standard cases to protect the smartphone from drops.

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Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Microsoft has unveiled the refreshed Xbox App for Android and iOS devices. The app will keep you connected with all your gaming pals while you are away from your game console. Microsoft has brought everything that gamers feel comfortable with and like from Xbox SmartGlass into the refreshed Xbox app. The app will allow users to see what friends on Xbox Live are doing, share updates and game clips, watch and interact with game content, and buy games from the store.

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Moto X, G, and E are not yet dead, so says Lenovo

Moto X, G, and E are not yet dead, so says Lenovo

As they say, reports of the Moto X's death are highly exaggerated. That is, if you ask Lenovo about it. The Chinese OEM, who is now steward of Motorola's brand and devices, has made it clear that, at least for now, the Moto X isn't getting retired. And neither will the Moto G or even the Moto E. Of course, that's only "for now" and companies have been known to change their minds. Thus, the future of at least the Moto X is still left hanging in the balance.

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Galaxy Note 7 leaked teaser wants you to write on the edge

Galaxy Note 7 leaked teaser wants you to write on the edge

It might have just gotten harder for Samsung to keep the public's eyes on its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet. Unless it's keeping a secret and actually has a foldable Note smartphone prepped for later this year. That might happen until 2017, however, so Samsung will have to try its best to drag people back to present reality. Like with an alleged teaser image that will have you believe you'll want to write on the curved edge of the next Galaxy Note, whatever it's number will be.

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Moto Z Play, Pro Camera and Adventure Mods still coming

Moto Z Play, Pro Camera and Adventure Mods still coming

Lenovo and Motorola may have unveiled a ton of new devices last week, but there were still a few things missing from the roster. At least as far as expectations set by leaks are concerned. According to a new leak, however, it isn't the end just yet. A Moto Z Play, presumably the more affordable version of the Moto Z, is still en route, probably not far behind. Even more than that, two other Moto Mods, the Pro Camera and the Adventure mods, will also soon be making their way to the market.

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Android Marshmallow memory leak fixed but ETA unknown

Android Marshmallow memory leak fixed but ETA unknown

If you have been experiencing some performance problems on your Android smartphone running version 6.0 Marshmallow and have traced it down to an uncontrolled use of system memory, take comfort in two things. One, you aren't the only one. Two, Google says that the issue has been fixed. Now the only problem is trying to divine what "will be available in a future build" means in this context, whether that means in next month's security updates or in Android N. Either way, affected user will just have wait for the fix to land on their devices. If it does, that is.

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OneCompute Moto Mod gives Moto Z a taste of Continuum and more

OneCompute Moto Mod gives Moto Z a taste of Continuum and more

A projector or very load speakers for your next Lenovo/Moto smartphone might not be the most exciting add-ons, but Moto Mods are definitely more capable than that. That potential is perhaps best demonstrated in the Moto Mod that Motorola still isn't releasing. Called the OneCompute, this mod, which is practically composed of a few different pieces, turns the Moto Z into a desktop computer, almost similar to what Microsoft promises with Continuum. Except Android so more useful and with a bit more potential than Microsoft's current limited implementation.

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Samsung exec: bendable phone is right around the corner

Samsung exec: bendable phone is right around the corner

The war over bendable, foldable smartphones has just been reignited. And unsurprisingly, Samsung is poising itself once again to be the trailblazer in this race. Samsung Telecommunications America president and CEO Gregory Lee proclaimed publicly that such transformable smartphones are "relatively around the corner". This declaration isn't exactly surprising not only because of the flood of leaks and insider information we've received of late. It's also because Samsung is now in a race to actually be the first in the market, considering it now has more rivals in that space than before.

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The cheapest phone plans with the most data (2016)

The cheapest phone plans with the most data (2016)

Let's face it: phones plans aren't really phone plans so much as they are mobile Internet plans. Not many people care about how many texts or minutes they get anymore (it's almost always unlimited anyway), not when WhatsApp and Messenger and Skype and a slew of other apps exist with the same functionality and a better user experience. Long gone are the days of truly unlimited mobile data, though, and in their wake we're left ever-hunting for the best ratio between cost and high speed data.

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Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Cricket’s giving credit to subscribers affected by recent outage

Last week, budget carrier Cricket Wireless was affected by a service outage that lasted several hours or longer for many subscribers. The carrier was criticized for what many felt was an insufficient level of communication about what was happening and how long they’d have to wait for service to be restored. Now that everything is back up and running smoothly, Cricket has announced that affected subscribers will be given a small bill credit.

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