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OnePlus debuts referral program ahead of OnePlus 5 launch

OnePlus debuts referral program ahead of OnePlus 5 launch

Android fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of the OnePlus 5 in the coming weeks, and OnePlus knows this. Along with announcing this week that it's discontinuing its previous OnePlus 3T model, the company has revealed a new referral program, just in time to capitalize on the debut of their next flagship device. But unlike the hated invite system OnePlus experimented with for its first two phones, this promotion is easy to understand and benefits everyone involved.

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Google Photo Books can now be designed and ordered on iOS & Android

Google Photo Books can now be designed and ordered on iOS & Android

Google Photos was one of the big tentpole features to be highlighted at the company's I/O 2017 keynote last week, and Photo Books were one of the neat new additions to the service. It basically allows users to browse their photo collections and select images to be added to a physical picture album that will be printed and mailed to their door. Now Google has updated their mobile Photos apps, so you can create your photo albums right from an iOS or Android device.

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Galaxy Note 8 specs tip the big war with iPhone 8

Galaxy Note 8 specs tip the big war with iPhone 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released later this year and now, more than ever, its hardware aims to fight the next iPhone. The iPhone 8 - or iPhone Edition, or iPhone Pro as it might instead be called - has been tipped to skip a step in the world of yearly iPhone upgrades. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8's specifications can be found within a range of specs already released - starting with the Galaxy S8 Plus.

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Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Over the past several updates to Pokemon GO, Niantic has been preparing for an inevitable event - and here's how we see it being Unown-heavy. On June 30th, 2016, SlashGear called Pokemon GO the best game EVER - that was just a few days before the first APK release to start the game worldwide, officially. If Niantic follows plans we've been tipped (anonymously, as always), we'll see the biggest event in the short history of Pokemon GO - and it'll arrive in just over a month!

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO brings toughness to T-Mobile’s lineup

Kyocera DuraForce PRO brings toughness to T-Mobile’s lineup

Once upon a time, users who needed a very rugged smartphone had to compromise on performance. Fortunately, that's a thing of the past these days. Sure, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO isn't exactly the highest, nor the latest, but it isn't a pushover either. Now the company whose name has become synonymous with extra rugged smartphones, is bringing exactly that to T-Mobile customers, completing the circle, or square rather, of the US' four major wireless carriers.

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VibeOnKey app gives your buttons a little shake

VibeOnKey app gives your buttons a little shake

The advantage of having keys on the screen is that you have some feedback when pressing them does make something happen. While you can actually feel physical button presses, they don't always come with that assurance. There might be times when you want to have the same vibration feedback on your hardware keys. There might also be times you want them to give an even stronger feedback. For those times, the VibeOnKey app delivers such functionality with minimum fuss and cost on your phone's hardware.

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Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Google Assistant's arrival on Android TV has long been heralded by Google itself. But, thanks to some juicy partnership, the first and so far only Android TV device to enjoy that was the new NVIDIA SHIELD. Soon, however, it will be joined by other devices, including the Nexus Player, as Google finally rolls out the feature. It won't be alone, however, as Google will also be giving Android TV a small facelift.

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Cloak & Dagger exploits Android accessibility, overlay features

Cloak & Dagger exploits Android accessibility, overlay features

The phrase "cloak and dagger" is often used to refer to acts of subterfuge and espionage, almost always naughty things. That term is indeed apt for this latest set of exploits on Android that use those tactics to ensnare unwitting users. A set of vulnerabilities rather than a single one, these exploits abuse otherwise useful, even critical, features of the Android platform to do their nefarious deeds, successfully hiding themselves even from more vigilant users.

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OnePlus 3T dicontinued, most likely because of OnePlus 5

OnePlus 3T dicontinued, most likely because of OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 3T is probably the most short-lived non-explosive flagship and probably OnePlus' most controversial yet. It launched barely half a year after the OnePlus 3 was launched, bearing slightly upgraded hardware and royally pissing of its fans. Now it is making yet another controversial move. While not explicitly saying so, OnePlus has practically revealed that stocks of the OnePlus 3T are running out. And by putting out a last call to buy one, it is practically saying that the 6-month old smartphone is being discontinued.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential jumps on Twitter, teases something big

Andy Rubin’s Essential jumps on Twitter, teases something big

Andy Rubin, father of Android, left Google more than two years ago to start his own adventures. Not long afterwards, it was believed that he would be making his own smartphone under a new "Essential" company. He did make a big announcement earlier this month, but it was for a different product for a different startup. It seems that the Essential phone, or something related to it, is still on track and, based on a Twitter post, will finally be revealed at the end of the month.

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Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

This week the folks at Google release the full collection of Google I/O 2017 talks in video form. That includes a selection of videos which identify the newest features in Android. That's Android, the operating system quite likely on the device you're reading this with right this minute - dive in and make the most of it!

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See the HTC Link, a semi-secret Japanese VR headset with LIGHTS

See the HTC Link, a semi-secret Japanese VR headset with LIGHTS

The headset that's appeared today, made by HTC, won't necessarily be available to everyone in the world. In fact it's slated - for now - to be available only inside Japan. This headset was designed to fit one smartphone in the world - the HTC U11 - and will be able to roll with 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) which is intense for a phone-based VR headset, if not entirely unique to this one.

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