Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition trailer is absurdly cute

Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition trailer is absurdly cute

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition's first trailer was shown today with a promise of cuteness - and it delivered. Imagine a world somewhere between the Windows edition of Final Fantasy XV and the super teeny-tiny world of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's where this newest game lives, right in the middle. Maybe a little bit closer to the cute side.

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Chrome Enterprise is ready for business

Chrome Enterprise is ready for business

Google introduced Chrome Enterprise today to allow businesses more control over their Chromebooks. With Chrome Enterprise, businesses will have access to a collection of features not available on the standard version of Chrome OS. With this subscription service, Google aims to bring businesses a more secure and consistent user experience for all computer-using workers.

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CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan for Home just shut down its cloud service and its creators at Code42 are sunsetting service. People that use the service will need to move their data off the CrashPlan for Home servers as soon as possible. When the service is fully sunset, the sun wont be coming back again - and all that data will be lost.

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iPhone 7S leaked photo tips speaker boost

iPhone 7S leaked photo tips speaker boost

With the iPhone 8 comes a set of two phones, iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, are rumored to be coming to Apple's next big event. Release time for these devices does not seem to be all that different from past years - but precedent might not dictate the features this time around. According to a repair shop employee from China, this upgrade will focus on sound (at least in part).

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Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

This week's Android Oreo update was announced ready for some smartphones now and a bunch in coming weeks. Today we've got a list of devices that'll certainly get the Android 8.0 Oreo update as well as a few mentions of devices that'll more-than-likely get the update. This list begins with the most obvious members of the Android family: Google's own Pixel and Nexus.

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Weather app AccuWeather caught red-handed sharing your info

Weather app AccuWeather caught red-handed sharing your info

AccuWeather was just caught sending GPS coordinates, Bluetooth switch, and BSSID of local Wi-Fi routers to a third party. Granting this app access to location information on an iPhone has been found to send several pieces of information to data monetization group Reveal Mobile. While AccuWeather has an extremely large userbase with a strong rating on the Apple App Store, its innards seem to be doing something of which users aren't fully aware.

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My Eyes Hurt : Yes, Trump stared at the Solar Eclipse

My Eyes Hurt : Yes, Trump stared at the Solar Eclipse

Donald Trump stared at the solar eclipse without protective eyewear yesterday afternoon, just like hundreds of other Americans. Despite the repeated warnings about damage to one's eyes - and even damage to the insides of top-end cameras - Trump decided it was OK to go ahead and look at the solar eclipse without the protective eyewear he had available to him. He was not the only one who did this.

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SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have been cancelled in droves over the past week. This seems to have happened largely in the UK, but some reports suggest the spread of this oversold device situation to the USA. Today we're having a peek at which stores have the console - or where the console will MAYBE be available in the near future. Like Best Buy, a company that had a pre-order session last night.

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What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

Android Oreo's new features are abundant, and make for an Android update that's well worth the effort. Along with the update comes the very clear message from Google about their Pixel devices: Google Pixel is the smartphone to have if you want to have the latest and greatest features from the mothership. Today we're running down a set of new Android 8.0 Oreo features that we didn't cover in yesterday's part 1.

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Android 8.0 Oreo: 10 cream-filled features

Android 8.0 Oreo: 10 cream-filled features

Today's release of Android 8.0 Oreo includes a generous helping of new features for devices of many sorts. Today we're running down 10 of the most delicious-looking features for smartphones that'll get the Oreo update first. This includes some of the most basic (but important) modifications - like extended battery life, and game-changing - like Ambient Screen.

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How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

Today users will be able to download Android Oreo from the source - Google - and its developer program. To make this happen, users will need one of a variety of relatively new smartphones unless they're willing to go above and beyond the average process and hack their phone. Today we're beginning with the basic process that's available to any average user.

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Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel just revealed their 8th-Gen Intel Core processors, and with them, a bundle of information that's not important to most consumers. Much like the rest of the tech universe, PC users can be broken up into two categories: those that can tell the difference between processors, and those that don't care. The vast majority of the world is made up of the latter group.

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