smartphones

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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Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

If you want to send a pic or a video to someone complete with a note and a doodle on it, then Snapchat is probably the app you open to do so. It probably also helps that the app lets you know if the photo you sent was saved by the recipient. Well, in addition to these features, it would seem that the people behind the loveable ghost icon are hard at work at some other interesting things for the app.

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Apple 5se rumored to use A9/M9 chips

Apple 5se rumored to use A9/M9 chips

We've heard a fair bit about Apple's rumored iPhone 5se in the last few days. Obviously, it's pretty big news that the company is not only releasing a smaller, 4-inch phone, but rolling back a number in their naming convention. Well now we have new information about what will potentially be inside the smaller device when it releases.

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HTC Desire T7 spied on GFXBench

HTC Desire T7 spied on GFXBench

We often get our first glimpse at unannounced smartphones and tablets when they turn up on GFXBench and similar sources. The tablet that has surfaced at the benchmark website this time out is the HTC Desire T7. The device carries model number HTC IV5001-A and will rock a 6.9-inch screen. Last summer a leak pegged the price of the tablet at $170.

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Apple addresses iPhone 6s battery issues

Apple addresses iPhone 6s battery issues

When you lead a busy and connected life, you rely on your phone for more than you'd probably care to admit. I tend to keep a pretty close eye on my phone's battery level throughout the day when I'm not in the office, so that I'm not surprised by a dead phone at an inopportune time. But what happens when your phone doesn't show the correct battery level? That's something iPhone 6s users are finding out.

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New Galaxy Note 5’s won’t let your stylus get stuck

New Galaxy Note 5’s won’t let your stylus get stuck

If you've ever had a device with a stylus, you've likely tried to put it in backwards at least once. Thankfully, every device I've owned like that wouldn't allow me to do much more than fumble for a few seconds, until I realized my error. Unfortunately for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners, that's not the case, and it can lead to big trouble.

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Microsoft brings top Windows Phone feature to iOS and Android

Microsoft brings top Windows Phone feature to iOS and Android

Microsoft has been trying to be a competitor in the smartphone business for years, but they haven't really succeeded in taking much market share from iOS and Android phones. That doesn't stop them from dreaming big. In fact, they're hoping that you'll choose their Word Flow Keyboard for all of your typing needs, even if you're not using their mobile OS.

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Could the Galaxy S7 get a stylus?

Could the Galaxy S7 get a stylus?

If you're looking for an Android device with a stylus, you're probably going to end up with a Galaxy Note, from Samsung. Currently, these devices are the only offering from Samsung which offer the small pen-like tool. However, thanks to a recent patent that's surfaced, it looks like we may be seeing smaller devices shipping with an S Pen.

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Facebook is developing their own Android app store

Facebook is developing their own Android app store

If you have a phone from Apple, you get your apps from their App Store. If you have an Android phone, you pick up apps from the Google Play Store. Pretty simple, right? Well, Facebook is concerned about not being able to distribute its apps via these methods in the future, so they're building their own app store.

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Motorola will unlock your Moto X, but only on Verizon’s network

Motorola will unlock your Moto X, but only on Verizon’s network

If you purchased a Moto X back in 2014, you've probably been pretty upset at the fact that you won't be getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. A little while back, Motorola announced that they wouldn't be pushing the update to carrier-locked versions of the popular phone. But now the company does have some good news, in that department.

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Google’s Nexus 5X gets a price cut

Google’s Nexus 5X gets a price cut

If you've been thinking about upgrading your old and busted Android phone, now might be a good time. Google recently announced that they would be making a permanent price cut to their popular entry-level phone, the Nexus 5X. It might not be the deepest discount, but it certainly helps.

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2016 Motorola smartphones to include fingerprint sensor, 5-inch display [Updated]

2016 Motorola smartphones to include fingerprint sensor, 5-inch display [Updated]

Lenovo Group SVP Chen Xudong has offered up some details about what Lenovo and Motorola have planned for their smartphone lines in 2016. Talking specifically about Lenovo the exec says that it launched too many smartphones last year and cluttered the lineup. In 2016, Lenovo will offer fewer devices to make the product range easier for consumers to understand.

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