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5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

There's a whole lot of conjecture out there this week about the Galaxy Note 8, this supposed iPhone 8 killer Samsung's rolling out next. Of course we wont have any completely official details until Samsung holds their big event for the device, as per usual - and the same is true of the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, and every other oncoming smartphone. But based on what's come before, industry trends, and the usually-accurate insider sources we're referencing, we can do a downright fair assessment of what's about to happen in the battle for ultimate second-half of 2017 smartphone boss.

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Elder Scrolls Legends released today (mobile download)

Elder Scrolls Legends released today (mobile download)

A lot of people were disappointed that there wasn't a showing from Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2017 last month, so if you need a way to pass the time while we wait for that announcement to eventually arrive, you might want to have a look at Elder Scrolls Legends. Bethesda's free-to-play card game is going live today on mobile devices, finally bringing its unique take on the CCG genre to Android phones and iPhones.

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The Moto Z2 Force hands-on : 2x cameras and a Moto Mod

The Moto Z2 Force hands-on : 2x cameras and a Moto Mod

The Motorola-made Moto Z2 Force is out in reviewers hands - ours included - and today we're taking a peek at what's in the box. In our full Moto Z2 Force Review we'll have a peek at what it means to use this device on a long-term basis. For now, we're looking at the basics. That means unboxing the device itself and its newest associate: the Moto 360 Camera (Moto Mod).

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AutoTools 2.0 for Android is out: what it is and why you’d want it

AutoTools 2.0 for Android is out: what it is and why you’d want it

If you’re an iPhone power user migrating to Android, you might feel you’re missing out on one of the most powerful automation tools available on iOS: Worklow, not a property of Apple. Sure, there is the equally popular Tasker in the Android world, but, for all the power it offers, it has one or two major flaws. It’s not particularly easy to use and not that pretty either. Fortunately, there is AutoTools, which is billed as a “Tasker Plus”. And with the latest version 2.0, it has gotten better and fancier you’d almost forget you were actually using Tasker underneath.

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iPhone 8 launch could be as late as this

iPhone 8 launch could be as late as this

Apple will unveil the iPhone 8 in September, along side its less glamorous siblings, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. There seems to be very little argument about that. When you will actually be able to buy, much less hold, an iPhone 8 is the one subject to debate. According to Japanese fansite Mac Otakara, the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone might launch near the end of the year, confirming some speculation, as well as fears, for a very “L8” iPhone 8.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition doubles as a mirror

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition doubles as a mirror

Do you remember that rumor that the iPhone 8 will have a new “color” that puts a very reflective metal coating on its back? Would it surprise you that a Chinese manufacturer tried to beat Apple to the punch? And would it be a shock to find out that said Chinese manufacturer is Xiaomi? If you’ve been keeping tabs on smartphone news all over the world, you probably wouldn’t be surprised at all. At the press event where it unveiled the Mi 5X, MIUI 9, and Mi AI smart speaker, the company also revealed the Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition, a.k.a. the MirrorBack edition.

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Windows 10 will have these features in Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 will have these features in Fall Creators Update

This close to the expected launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you’d expect Microsoft to be focused more on polishing and bug fixing. While that’s generally true, that hasn’t stopped ol’ Redmond from pushing out new features to its Insider testers. The latest 16251 build for PCs and 15235 for mobile has an unexpected surprise for mobile users. Yes, even Windows 10 Mobile, though it’s not as exciting as you might think.

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Meizu PRO 7, PRO 7 Plus launched with a second AMOLED screen

Meizu PRO 7, PRO 7 Plus launched with a second AMOLED screen

To the surprise of no one, Meizu has finally made official what has been leaked to no end the past days. The Meizu PRO 7 is real and it does have two cameras (three if you count the front one) and two screens. There is even a PRO 7 Plus model to go with it. And, as expected, that second screen is a full color panel, at least a Super AMOLED one. Fortunately for Meizu fans, that’s not the only thing the new flagship is good at.

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Xiaomi Mi 5X launch brings MIUI 9, dual cameras to midrange

Xiaomi Mi 5X launch brings MIUI 9, dual cameras to midrange

Another day, another new affordable Xiaomi phone. This time, however, China’s second top smartphone seller (Huawei claims to be numero uno) is catering to those who want or need an even more affordable mobile device. It singles out “young people with fashionable outlook” as the target market of its new Xiaomi Mi 5X because of its design and its dual cameras. But considering its specs and, most especially, the latest MIUI 9 UX, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is really for anyone. Anyone that can buy it, of course.

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5 steps to Legendary Pokemon GO Raid (Best Boss Kill and Capture)

5 steps to Legendary Pokemon GO Raid (Best Boss Kill and Capture)

In Pokemon GO today we're running down the five not-so-secret ways in which MODS (aka Modifiers) will allow you to catch a Legendary Pokemon. These modifiers all take place within the capture screen after a Legendary Raid Boss Battle - but you'll need to take heed before the fact! When this article was first posted, the first Legendary Pokemon had been released or on the verge of being released: Lugia, then Articuno, and soon Moltres, Zapados, and Ho-oh!

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5 ways iPhone 8 will make you glad you aren’t an Android user

5 ways iPhone 8 will make you glad you aren’t an Android user

The iPhone 8's final design and software implementation aren't yet final, but Apple's public moves in the past few years give us a good indication of what we're about to get. With the next set of iPhones, we'll get a span of prices and functionality, starting with a device that's very similar to what we've got right now (in stores right this minute). There'll also quite possibly be a device we've thus far been calling "iPhone 8" - though it could well be called something else, like iPhone Pro, iPhone Edition, etcetera.

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Pixel 2 and XL renders show off a familiar sight

Pixel 2 and XL renders show off a familiar sight

Assuming Google wants to stick to a yearly release schedule for its Pixel line, we should be quickly approaching the announcement of the Pixel 2. This, presumably, will be accompanied by a larger version called the Pixel 2 XL, and both phones are appearing today in a set of new renders. Obviously, these CAD renders shouldn't be taken as what the final product will look like, but they may give us a good idea of what to expect.

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