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Juan Carlos is a senior editor for SlashGear, covering mobile and computing since 2013. He is an open-source contributor, a mobile app creator, and actively involved in the KDE Projects as a developer and documentation maintainer. He holds two degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science. Email

Realme GT Neo2 Review

Realme GT Neo2 Review

It has become harder and harder to define what constitutes a flagship phone these days. Technically speaking, any phone that becomes the brand's foremost product is considered its flagship. On a practical level, however, those are often the phones boasting high-end features that usually come with a matching price tag. It's in that latter context that Realme is bringing out its own flagship killer with a slightly different formula than those flagships. But does the Realme GT Neo 2 really have what it takes to take on those high-end smartphones, or is it just marketing-speak? We give it a good shake to find out.

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Galaxy A13 5G could become Samsung’s next budget phone killer

Galaxy A13 5G could become Samsung’s next budget phone killer

There is no shortage of 5G-capable smartphones these days, at least if you're looking at the top tiers of the smartphone market. While there are more accessible 5G phones as well, few phone makers have managed to break through the entry-level or budget phone market with affordable choices for 5G handsets. That's where Samsung's Galaxy A series has been trying to dominate, and the latest Galaxy A13 5G will try to cement its lead on that tier.

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Pixel Pass could be Google’s Apple One rival that comes with a phone

Pixel Pass could be Google’s Apple One rival that comes with a phone

The Pixel 6 phones are just over a week away, and there is admittedly some excitement over Google's next smartphones. More than just the devices themselves, however, the Pixel 6 almost represents a new strategy for Google in terms of design, price, and marketing. It might even have a new way for people to buy and maintain a Pixel phone, which is probably going to sound a lot like what Apple is already offering. What will separate this Pixel Pass from Apple One, however, is that Google's bundle revolves around the phone rather than the services.

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iPhone SE 3 will reportedly have very minimal changes

iPhone SE 3 will reportedly have very minimal changes

Some Apple fans, and definitely many critics, have criticized the company's late 2021 mobile lineup for not having enough new features to wow the crowd. And while the iPad mini 6 did steal the spotlight in terms of changes, it ended up being more problematic than it's worth for some new owners. It seems that Apple will continue the incremental spirit of the iPhone 13 all the way to 2022 when it unveils the third iPhone SE in Spring that will be a dead ringer for the second iPhone SE.

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Firefox Suggest puts contextual ads in the search bar

Firefox Suggest puts contextual ads in the search bar

As a non-profit organization, Mozilla has always had the problem of finding ways to keep the lights on. Like many Web companies, it tried to resort to some form of advertisement in order to bring in some revenue to support the development of Firefox, among other things. Those efforts never sat well with Firefox's more privacy-minded users, and some have either been removed or remained in seclusion. This latest attempt might fall by the wayside as well, but, at least for now, you can still turn off these Firefox search bar ads until it gets removed completely.

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Galaxy A52 RAM Plus update is hopefully the start of a new trend

Galaxy A52 RAM Plus update is hopefully the start of a new trend

There seems to be a small movement afoot in the Android smartphone market that will hopefully become big enough for Google to take notice. It started with OPPO and Vivo and has eventually made its way to Xiaomi. Now it seems that Samsung is also jumping on the bandwagon with the latest update to one of its mid-range Galaxy A series phones. With the Galaxy A52 getting the company's new RAM Plus feature, virtual memory could hopefully become the next big thing in Android phones.

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Galaxy Watch 4 now has Samsung’s Internet web browser

Galaxy Watch 4 now has Samsung’s Internet web browser

One of the last things you'd probably want to do on a smartwatch is read a text-heavy piece of content, whether it be a long email, a book, or a website. All those use cases, however, may happen a few times in a smartwatch user's lifetime, and it's probably reassuring to know that they can do so if they really need to. Of course, you'll need to have the right app for that, and Samsung just rolled out the smartwatch version of its rather popular Internet browser for its latest Galaxy Watch 4 series.

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS confirmed for next week

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS confirmed for next week

There have been many smartwatches and smartwatch makers over the years, but only a few have really managed to rise above the rest. In the Wear OS market, Mobvoi is one of the more prominent brands, with its TicWatch offering a fine balance of features and battery life, the latter thanks to its dual-screen strategy. It was also one of the first and still few smartwatch makers that utilizes the latest Snapdragon Wear chipsets, and it might be cementing that position next week when it launches the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS.

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Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Despite the name, web browsers are used for more than just consuming content on the Internet these days. They have almost become like operating systems themselves, and people are using them to get work done, particularly those that involve office documents. Given that use case, it only seems reasonable that browsers start getting better document processing tools, and Microsoft Edge is coming to the rescue by integrating its writing assistance tool, so you won't have to sign up for a separate service for that.

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Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 is officially out, and if you're in the market for a new PC, there are a handful already available with Microsoft's latest OS pre-installed. Most people, however, will most likely just be upgrading their Windows 10 PCs, which can bring some uncertainty over the minimum specs required by Windows 11. Unfortunately, even if your computer does meet those requirements, it doesn't always mean that the process and experience will be smooth and painless, as owners of devices running on some AMD processors are finding out to their dismay.

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Galaxy S22 reportedly delayed to give way to Galaxy S21 FE

Galaxy S22 reportedly delayed to give way to Galaxy S21 FE

The Galaxy S21 FE is probably one of the most notable phones that have reached some level of fame or infamy even before it even launches. Actually, there were already expectations that it wouldn't launch at all after rumors of its cancellation started going around. That, however, wasn't the end of its story, apparently, and now it seems that it would get another chance in the market. Unfortunately, that will also come at the Galaxy S22's expense since it would have to be delayed by a month at most.

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PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

With the launch of the PlayStation 5, it is expected that Sony would eventually try to push its older gaming systems out of the picture. That almost happened this year, but the company relented and allowed some venerable consoles to continue the status quo. That's not to say that it's willing to spend resources on maintaining those well-aged PlayStation systems. It seems that the company has discovered a strategy to push the PS3 and the PS Vita into obsolescence by making it extremely difficult to purchase games and DLCs moving forward.

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