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The next iPhone wont “think different” like Android

The next iPhone wont “think different” like Android

The next iPhone will not be significantly different from the last. Of that you can be sure. If you're an Android smartphone fan, you've come to expect this. If you're an iPhone user, this is what you've come to rely on. We've had nearly a decade of fan battles between iOS and Android, all leading toward the place we're at right now - smartphone singularity. Every smartphone that wants to try for Apple's spot with the iPhone looks the same and acts the same - neither Apple nor Google wants to change this. This relationship is based on trust.

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4USxUS app allows you to watch your Senator

4USxUS app allows you to watch your Senator

Today we're having a peek at an app that'll allow users to keep track of their senators and representatives in Washington DC. The app is all self-funded and was developed by ONE main developer and his partner. The app gives its user real-time updates on House and Senate votes and allows the user - you - to participate in your democracy. Watch a bill, watch a rep, see what's up.

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Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

This week the folks at the Pokemon company and Niantic Inc. via Google have revealed a whole lot of details about the next-gen game Pokemon GO! This game will be an augmented reality game in which the player will use their smartphone as a window, showing Pokemon running around their real world with GPS information. Radical! This week the crew responsible for developing the game have revealed a whole lot that we did not know before.

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iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

If you have already heard all you need to hear about the new Apple iPhone SE and you want one in your pocket, the device has gone up for pre-order. Apple is taking pre-orders with the device starting at $13.30 monthly with carrier financing or starting at $399 for outright purchase. iPhone SE buyers can choose from silver, rose gold, gold, or space gray colors.

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Let’s See: will S6 cases fit on a Galaxy S7?

Let’s See: will S6 cases fit on a Galaxy S7?

So you've got your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S6 and you're planning on updating to a brand new Galaxy S7 in the immediate future. You want to know - will the accessories I'm using today work for my smartphone of tomorrow? The answer is yes - some of the time. Today we're exploring the possibilities between smartphone generations, seeing how well you're going to be able to use the gear you've already got in your possession - just in case you want to avoid dropping tens of dollars more on the multi-hundred-dollar device you're about to purchase.

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VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

You want to have lunch with Machete, we know it. Now you can do that - you can do it right now. Just open the video you see below (on your smartphone), turn your phone sideways, and tap the Google Cardboard (Google VR) button. The video will split into two and you'll get full VR vision while you snack on tacos with your best buddy Danny Trejo. It is very simple. You will want to do it multiple times. Of this we are sure.

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Android Marshmallow update hits Galaxy S5 (and other flagship smartphones)

Android Marshmallow update hits Galaxy S5 (and other flagship smartphones)

This week the Android update to Marshmallow has continued, hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 internationally. Does this mean your Galaxy S5 will be getting an update to Android Marshmallow tomorrow? Not so fast. It just means that the Galaxy S5 will, indeed, be getting the update eventually. That's good news for you. As for the rest of the flagship universe - let's go have a peek, shall we?

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HTC One M10 event revealed: release imminent

HTC One M10 event revealed: release imminent

This morning invitations for the next HTC One smartphone event have been sent out - and it's an interesting proposition. We're expecting the smartphone known as HTC One M10. That'd be the next phone after the first HTC One - originally just called HTC One, later re-named HTC One M7, then the M8, then the M9. Now it's time for the next device. This event will, believe it or not, be taking place online only.

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Galaxy S7 water tested in an wash machine

Galaxy S7 water tested in an wash machine

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is far more water-resistant than any standard Galaxy smartphone before it. It takes the abilities of what was relegated to the "Active" line of Galaxy smartphones and places those resistances in their hero line. As such, some publications have decided it'll be a great time - here and now - to test just how much action in water this smartphone can take - starting with a wash machine. That's what YouTuber Max Lee has done. That's what you're about to see.

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iPhone SE rekindles the screen size debate : The in-depth analysis

iPhone SE rekindles the screen size debate : The in-depth analysis

Contrary to the popular adage, when it comes to smartphones and even tablets, size does matter. Whether it be about more content or more one-handed manageability, size has been one of the most debated aspects of smartphones in the past years. Recently, it seems that the noise has died down and that the market has decided to go with larger form factors. Even Apple seemed to agree when it launched its first ever phablet. Everyone saw it coming but still the iPhone SE's formal arrival triggered a spark that re-ignited the embers of the debate on whether smartphones of that size still have a room in today's world.

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Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

If you are using a dual SIM enabled version of the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone and lament the fact that you have to choose additional storage and a single SIM card or dual SIMs and no additional storage, there is a way to eliminate that choice. A hacks has surfaced that requires some mods to your SIM card and your microSD card but results in being able to use both SIM slots and a microSD card at the same time. The risk in dong this hack is that you might destroy your SIM card and your microSD. There is also a chance you might damage your new smartphone, so beware.

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Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

In what is probably a historic decision, the US Supreme Court has agreed to take on Samsung's appeal in a patent design squabble it has been involved in with Apple for years now. Although Samsung agreed to pay the hefty million dollar sum Apple was awarded in damages, it said it reserved the right to reimburse that amount should a higher court, like the SC, overturn it. But more than just the specifics of this particular case itself, the the very fact that the Supreme Court will be hearing it is, in itself, a legal landmark.

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