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iPhone 7 release date details vs PRO and iPhone 6s

iPhone 7 release date details vs PRO and iPhone 6s

A device by the name of iPhone 7 Pro seems to have appeared once again, this one (alternately called iPhone 7 Plus) being the strangest version we've yet seen. This version of the iPhone 7 Plus looks to be coming with a metallic blue sort of tone to it - not particularly black, but not really blue like a Pepsi can, either. It's like Apple describing their pink phone as "Rose Gold" - not quite, but similar.

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Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy Note 7: Which one should you buy?

Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy Note 7: Which one should you buy?

As far as this year's flagships are concerned, Samsung has already laid out all its cards. And like it or not, its cards look eerily alike. But the most striking similarities can be found in the newly announced Galaxy Note 7 and the slightly older Galaxy S7 edge. Given their near identical status, consumers will undoubtedly ask, "which one is which?" If you're in the market for a 2016 Samsung champion and feel a bit stumped choosing between its two curved models, this little guide can hopefully help narrow down the choice to a few factors.

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OPPO F1s is here, the new Selfie Expert

OPPO F1s is here, the new Selfie Expert

OPPO is obviously not backing down from its promise to make its new "F" line its photography oriented series. And by photography, so far it has meant selfies. And so it has, as expected, put out the OPPO F1s, which it now bills as the Selfie Expert. Which is a weird claim considering the OPPO F1 Plus announced not too long ago is perhaps a better expert than it. Albeit its expertise does come at a price, literally.

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iPhone 7 Plus prototype: wobbly, blue, and smart

iPhone 7 Plus prototype: wobbly, blue, and smart

We've seen a couple of iPhone 7 physical mockups and prototypes, but that isn't the only iPhone Apple is expected to reveal next month. In fact, considering the addition of two features not found on the base model, it might even be more controversial than the already controversial iPhone 7. And so it is just appropriate that we also get an unofficial look and feel with the iPhone 7 Plus. Or Pro, if that's what others are calling this feature laden model.

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LG V20 announcement date revealed

LG V20 announcement date revealed

Samsung has just taken to the stage to reveal its somewhat ambiguous flagship for the second half of the year, and though it still has a month to go, LG isn't going to sit silently and let its rival hog the spotlight. It has just sent out invites for a simultaneous event to be held in South Korean and San Francisco where it will debut the LG V20, it's own second 2016 flagship. Curiously, it attached a stylized pop-up book graphic to go along with the invite.

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OnePlus 3 rollout in Europe paused to replenish supplies

OnePlus 3 rollout in Europe paused to replenish supplies

Maybe doing away with the invite system wasn't such a good thing after all. Before launching the OnePlus 3, the company boldly proclaimed that it was confident enough in its production capabilities and logistics, enough to put an end to the much criticized invite system. As it turned out, however, it wasn't prepared for the success it is enjoying in Europe, forcing OnePlus to temporarily halt sales of its 2016 flagship in order to give it a chance to replenish its inventories.

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Pokemon GO PokeVision alternatives post-update

Pokemon GO PokeVision alternatives post-update

After a big set of changes in Pokemon GO come August 2016, original major Pokemon GO map apps like PokeVision collapsed. Not so much collapsed as suffered a big set of blows from Niantic, who asked them to shut down. Like the hydra, when one head is cut off, two spring up in its place. In this case, we've got a collection of resources that've sprung up in PokeVision's place - and not all of them are made for maps!

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Galaxy Note 7 just cleared the runway for iPhone Pro

Galaxy Note 7 just cleared the runway for iPhone Pro

Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 7, a device that's traditionally come with features that favor the power user. This generation it would appear that Samsung is making clear that they're aiming directly for the features that make the most sales. As they should. They're going for profit, after all - why make another truck when a luxury race car sells so much better?

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Galaxy Note 7: compelling first device, disappointing upgrade

Galaxy Note 7: compelling first device, disappointing upgrade

Samsung has finally removed the covers off the Galaxy Note 7, perhaps one of this year's worst kept secrets. Unsurprisingly, the phablet is getting rather mixed reviews, with most of the negativity coming from those who have spent quality time with a Galaxy Note or two in the past. But why is this phablet, whose size and stylus has already been vindicated by Apple, failing to capture the hearts of even some of Samsung's stalwart fans? The reason is less about the specs, which are excellent in themselves, but more about a trend that has the stylus-faithful a tad worried.

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Galaxy Note 7 will launch with dual SIM slots too

Galaxy Note 7 will launch with dual SIM slots too

The Galaxy Note 7 phablet has gone official and we now know all there is to know about the device. A new tidbit about the smartphone has surfaced today; there is a version available that has dual SM cards. This is a big deal for people who want to be able to use multiple numbers with a single smartphone. This is also a feature that the Galaxy S7 edge lacks right out of the box.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 and its curves to the whole world, but, in some local simultaneous events, it is by far not the only one getting the spotlight. In a local Kenya unveiling, an unexpected guest also arrived. There, Samsung revealed the Samsung Z2, its third, yes third, Tizen-powered smartphone. And although there is no definite word yet where the Z2 will debut first, it is, at least, scheduled to be announced in full in Kenya on the 26th of August.

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Moto Z Play arrives on TENAA, pics and specs in tow

Moto Z Play arrives on TENAA, pics and specs in tow

It seems that the arrival of the last, and somewhat the least, member of the new Moto Z family is truly at hand. We know that because the smartphone has just made an appearance at China's TENAA. Although identified only by its model number XT1635, given its design similarities to the Moto Z line but comparatively lower specs, this is unmistakably the Moto Z Play. Or Moto X Play in China, whichever way Lenovo and Moto wants to play with the name. Pun totally intended.

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