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Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Amidst all the rumors about upcoming smartphones packing dual camera systems, Sony itself has added fuel to the fire. During its third quarter earnings call in the recent past, the company’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida answered an analyst’s question about dual camera adoption in the future, saying in part that “major smartphone players” will be using Sony’s dual camera platform.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

People love to have the latest and greatest gadgets. If your phone is more than a year or two old, you might as well just throw it out, right? Actually, many phones still keep working long after the manufacturer stops supporting them. In fact, if you have an old Samsung Galaxy S II that you're still using, you can get a surprising new update for it.

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Xiaomi phones pulled from US Mobile, as they’re “not authorized” to sell them

Xiaomi phones pulled from US Mobile, as they’re “not authorized” to sell them

Yesterday, we heard that Xiaomi phones would be making their way to the US market for the first time, albeit in a somewhat shady way. The devices quickly disappeared from the US Mobile site, but the question about how they came to be there in the first place still lingered. And was Xiaomi actually okay with them doing this?

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Some Android phones can be hijacked via WiFi, Google releases fix

Some Android phones can be hijacked via WiFi, Google releases fix

Generally, if you stay away from malicious sites, and don't click any strange links that are sent to you, you're going to keep your computer or phone pretty safe. After all, for an attacker to actually accomplish anything on your device, they need a way in. Well, on some Android phones, just being on the same WiFi network as your attacker can give them everything they need.

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T-Mobile adds Amazon, Fox News, and WWE network to their Binge On service

T-Mobile adds Amazon, Fox News, and WWE network to their Binge On service

T-Mobile made waves last year when they announced their Binge On service. If you're not familiar, with Binge On, you can stream all of the content you want, without it eating into your data plan. The only caveat is that it only applies to specific streaming content providers. While the service rubs a lot of people the wrong way, the company continues to add new compatible streaming services to its list.

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OnePlus X goes invite-free

OnePlus X goes invite-free

If you've been wanting to get your hands on a OnePlus X, you've either needed to get an invite from someone, or do it on a Tuesday. It's not often that you need an invitation to be able to purchase a phone, but it seems to have worked well enough for the company so far. However, you won't have to do that any longer.

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iPhone 7 may have a dual-lens camera option

iPhone 7 may have a dual-lens camera option

It would seem that Apple doesn't have enough different models of their flagship phone. Currently, their latest model comes in two different flavors, with one having a 4.7-inch screen, and another with a 5.5-inch screen. If rumors are to be believed, there may be two different 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 7.

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Chrome iOS update cuts crashes by 70%

Chrome iOS update cuts crashes by 70%

It's not often that a company will come forth and let you know that their product has a tendency to fail on a regular basis. When they do, it's usually followed by an announcement about how they've fixed the problem. And that's pretty much exactly how things went down today, when Google announced a new version of Chrome for iOS.

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Safari crashes when you tap the address bar, here’s how to fix it

Safari crashes when you tap the address bar, here’s how to fix it

We know that it can take just one malicious link to crash Safari. But someone has to trick you into actually clicking on it, in order for your browser to stop working. Unfortunately, it seems that now you don't even need to go anywhere for Safari to experience a crash.

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Lyft and other to use Waze SDK for better navigation

Lyft and other to use Waze SDK for better navigation

If you do a lot of driving, then chances are that you've heard of (and used) an app called Waze. For those not familiar, Waze is a navigation app that updates you on traffic conditions in real-time. Knowing that there's been a wreck, or that a particular route is congested can help you avoid those roads and get to your destination quicker. Well now companies like Lyft are taking advantage of Waze's offerings.

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Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard looks brilliant

Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard looks brilliant

Microsoft's ventures into the phone market have never really taken off. However, that's not to say that the phones don't have some features that people enjoy. Microsoft recently announced that they are bringing their smartphone keyboards to iOS and Android, but it looks as though they might be sneaking a brand new keyboard design into the other platforms.

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Uber will use phone sensors to confirm passenger complaints

Uber will use phone sensors to confirm passenger complaints

I had my first experience with Uber earlier this month at CES. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much better my rides were, when compared to the cabs I had taken the first couple days I was in Vegas. My drivers all received 5-star ratings, but I wondered what happened when someone leaves a bad rating. As it turns out, Uber is currently working on changes to the feedback system.

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