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AT&T Wi-Fi calling on Android continues rally away from cellular

AT&T Wi-Fi calling on Android continues rally away from cellular

The end of cellular phone call service is coming. AT&T's Wi-Fi calling and text messaging is the next step towards that goal. While it may not be the intent of mobile device carriers to move completely away from cellular service, that is indeed the trend. AT&T's latest move is to enable Wi-Fi Calling on "select Android devices" - for now that includes the LG G4 and a variety of iPhone devices only.

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iPhone 7 with touch-sensitive Home Button shown in photo leak

iPhone 7 with touch-sensitive Home Button shown in photo leak

While Apple's WWDC 2016 event hasn't revealed any new hardware, it does mean that we're now roughly 3 months away from an expected September unveiling of the iPhone 7. Purported images and specs have given us good look at the rear of the device — and in turn confirmed the rumors that the iPhone 7 will feature a similar design as the 6s — but now new photos claim to show the front. It looks like an iPhone, just as you'd expect, but there's also an interesting detail about the home button.

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Windows 10 Mobile is getting its own Tap to Pay feature

Windows 10 Mobile is getting its own Tap to Pay feature

There might be some hope for Windows 10 Mobile after all. Well, at least as far as catching up to the big players in the mobile payment race. An internal build of the OS revealed a new feature in the Wallet app that adds not just the ability to pay for purchases via NFC but also to include loyalty and membership cards. Perhaps even better, Microsoft's mobile payment system might be immediately compatible with most, if not all, existing NFC terminals in the market.

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LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

Unlike the previous two flagships, the LG G5 focused more on modularity than on digital photography. That, however, doesn't mean that the somewhat modular smartphone is in any way a flop when it comes to its camera. In fact, DxOMark gives it a rather high score of 86, for its reliable performance in still photography and a more or less balanced video recording ability. Placed 5th in the overall smartphone ranking, the LG G5's camera prowess very well makes the CAM Plus module a worthwhile purchase.

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Apple patent reveals a smartphone with wraparound display

Apple patent reveals a smartphone with wraparound display

If you thought only Android smartphone makers like Samsung are interested in curved smartphone screens, better think again. Apple was, in fact, thinking of something even more radical as far back as 2011. Cupertino was just granted a patent for an "Electronic device with wrap around display" that does exactly what it says in the text. It has a screen that goes from front to side to back to side to front again. Like a double-sided Samsung Galaxy edge, but an iPhone, of course.

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OnePlus 3 Review

OnePlus 3 Review

The OnePlus 3 is a phone that competes with the finest smartphones on the market today at almost every level. Why might you want to buy one? Because it might be a slightly smaller amount of cash to purchase than a device with almost identical features. How is this device different from its competitors? It looks slightly different and acts slightly differently. Also, you won't have to wait for a code to get the "opportunity" to buy one this time around.

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Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

One of the drawbacks to the original Zeiss VR One headset was that the device's design limited what smartphones it could be used with. That limitation has been removed with an updated version called the Zeiss VR One Plus that has debuted at E3 this year. The new VR One Plus has the same ergonomics, material quality, and precision optics as the original with notable updates.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3s gets upgraded Snapdragon 430 SoC

Xiaomi Redmi 3s gets upgraded Snapdragon 430 SoC

Xiaomi has unveiled a new updated version of the Redmi 3 smartphone called the Redmi 3s. The two devices look very similar, but the new Redmi 3s has some very notable improvements over the standard Redmi 3, most notably an improved chipset and a fingerprint reader. The missing fingerprint reader was one of the things that was most lacking on the Redmi 3.

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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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iOS 10 release begins today (for developers)

iOS 10 release begins today (for developers)

After introducing iOS 10 to the world this morning at WWDC 2016, Apple let it be known that the operating system would be delivered to developers this afternoon. Once this Developer Preview is launched, later this year there'll be a Public Beta. That's the release you, the reader, will most likely want to be getting in on. Unless you don't like it when software has a big likelihood of not working precisely how you expect it to work. Hence the Beta.

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iOS 10 official as Siri opens to developers

iOS 10 official as Siri opens to developers

Apple introduced iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad this week at WWDC 2016, suggesting 10 new big features would come with it - at least 10, that is. The first of these was, obviously, user experience. This update would be the "biggest iOS release ever for our users," they said, and it'd begin with a redesigned lock screen. This update would expand on 3D touch, quick interaction with apps, and rich notifications through this screen as well.

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