smartphones

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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Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand have announced a collaboration to produce lenses for smartphones, the first three of which were recently shown off at CES 2016. The two companies plan to launch telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses for the iPhone in the second quarter of this year, doing so with Zeiss optics in conjunction with the Fellowes ExoLens brand. The lenses are promised to “meet even the highest aesthetic standards.”

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Apple adds Night Shift and more in iOS 9.3 beta

Apple adds Night Shift and more in iOS 9.3 beta

The iOS 9.3 beta has been released today, and while it isn't exactly groundbreaking, there are a few new features worth looking at. Apple has put up a teaser page that gives us all of the details. But we've got a rundown of the best ones right here.

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Lenovo VIBE S1 Lite budget phone boasts 5″ FHD display

Lenovo VIBE S1 Lite budget phone boasts 5″ FHD display

Lenovo has introduced its newest smartphone, the budget-friendly VIBE S1 Lite. Despite its budget status, the phone brings with it some decidedly mid-tier specs, including a Full HD 5-inch “wide-view” display and up to 32GB of internal storage (complemented with a microSD card slot for expansion). The phone will be arriving soon in places where Lenovo’s other VIBE phones are sold, but unfortunately won’t be landing in the United States.

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Acer updates their Liquid Jade smartphone line with Primo

Acer updates their Liquid Jade smartphone line with Primo

Acer might not be the first company that you think of when it comes to smartphones. However, they've actually been in the game for a little bit. Today at CES they have announced the latest in their Liquid Jade line of smartphones.

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AT&T leak reveals the end of two-year contracts [Update: confirmed]

AT&T leak reveals the end of two-year contracts [Update: confirmed]

According to newly leaked documents, AT&T is doing away with two-year contracts early next month, moving subscribers over to its’ AT&T Next installment plan or requiring them to pay the price of the phone upfront. The change will take effect across the board, according to the documents; employees will lose the two-year contract option, too, as well as current two-year contract customers. AT&T has not confirmed the leak, however.

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The top 10 mobile apps of 2015

The top 10 mobile apps of 2015

With the year drawing to a close, it's a good time to take a look back at what the most popular mobile apps were for the year. They're honestly not too surprising, and in a way, it's almost depressing. Why depressing? Because of the top 10 apps, there are only three different companies to be seen. Take a look below.

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ZTE Axon Max packs 6-inch Super AMOLED and Global VIP Passport

ZTE Axon Max packs 6-inch Super AMOLED and Global VIP Passport

ZTE has announced the launch of its latest Axon flagship device called the Axon Max. The Axon Max is also the final model in the Axon flagship series of devices. Along with the launch of the Axon Max also comes a new Global VIP passport service. The smartphone has a 6-inch 2.5D Super AMOLED screen with slim bezels.

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Instagram adds 3D Touch feature to Android version of app

Instagram adds 3D Touch feature to Android version of app

When Apple released their latest generation of iPhones, one of the new features they included was 3D Touch. If you're not familiar, 3D Touch allows the phone to register just how much pressure is being applied by your finger, and translate that into a new form of input. What's interesting is that the addition of this new method of input has actually lead to one app maker releasing a new feature on the Android version of their popular app.

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Chappelle’s new shows require phones to be locked in Yondr sleeves

Chappelle’s new shows require phones to be locked in Yondr sleeves

If you’re planning on attending one of Dave Chappelle’s shows in Chicago in coming days, you’ll have to lock your phone up inside a pouch from Yondr. Not familiar with Yondr? Most people aren’t until they encounter a “no phone zone,” Yondr’s speciality. The company provides venues with soft cases in which attendees must place their phone. It is then locked, and won’t be unlocked until the show is over or they leave.

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