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Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

This afternoon Google product manager Sandeep Waraich revealed a set of new ways to use Google Pixel Buds. This new set of features works with the same hardware as before - no upgrade needed. All Pixel Buds users will need is a software update loaded before taking any new actions.

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HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

The HTC Exodus is a smartphone that's meant to lead the market into the future. HTC has a history of forging paths in this space - and with blockchain technology, it would appear that they're aiming to take a first swipe at a crypto-phone. This device will have a touchscreen display, a single camera at its back, SIM and microSD card support, and it'll run Android.

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Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

A new feature on Snapchat makes 6-second advertisements unskippable. They're real, they're here, and they're not going away any time soon. As such, it's time to discuss once again how to delete an app - namely Snapchat. It's actually pretty easy when it comes down to it. If you just want to get rid of notifications, we've got a guide for that too.

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Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Reasons for skipping a purchase of the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung - that's what we're running down today. For those of you unconcerned with the reasons I've listed below, it might instead be a primer for any "why you need a Galaxy Note 9" articles you might read. The details I'm running down here depend both on facts and conjecture - and I'll be sure to note where each appears.

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Honor 10 details: iPhone X and Galaxy S9’s features remixed

Honor 10 details: iPhone X and Galaxy S9’s features remixed

This morning the Honor 10 was revealed in full, complete with release details and pricing too. This device is the brand's self-declared flagship smartphone for 2018, and its primary aim is to bring "Beauty in AI" to the masses. This device's other major feature is its "avant-garde design" - which we've been waiting for in the smartphone industry for some time. Now, to see if they've done it.

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The future of smartphone cameras is AI

The future of smartphone cameras is AI

Even before Google demonstrated its frighteningly believable and controversial Duplex AI, artificial intelligence and machine learning was already a big topic on smartphones. But with very few exceptions AI on smartphones have so far been limited to one common use case: photography. You might be tired of hearing about it every new phone launch event but, sooner than later, it's going to cease being just a buzzword. Pretty soon, "camera AI" will be something that all but the cheapest entry-level smartphone will have as a basic feature. Just like dual cameras.

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Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update now available in UK

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update now available in UK

Samsung is notorious in the Android world for many things and one of the biggest ones, next to bloatware, is its update schedule. Slow and unpredictable, some devices, even new ones, don't always get updates that should be theirs during their covered support period. So when a nearly new device does finally get a new Android version, there's reason to rejoice. Lo and behold, the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung's not so latest premium tablet, is finally getting Android Oreo and a bit more.

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Android P on Pixel 2 might have automatic color adjustment

Android P on Pixel 2 might have automatic color adjustment

What should have been a great successor to a great first product quickly turned into a disaster. The Google Pixel 2, most especially the bigger Pixel 2 XL, was beset by many complaints and issues. The first of those was about how its OLED screen was dry and dull, forcing Google to add some color mode options. Google, however, is never a fan of manual options or letting less knowledgeable users be in control. That's why in Android P, the Pixel 2 phones might get a new color mode, one that will decide what's best on the user's behalf.

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Paranoid Android custom ROM in financial trouble

Paranoid Android custom ROM in financial trouble

Rooting on Android seems to be slowly falling out of fashion, especially with the recent decline of developers working on rooting methods. One part of Android modding that seems to still be going strong is custom ROM development. It hasn't been a smooth ride and has had its ups and very high-profile downs. It seems that there will be a new "down" is on the horizon with Paranoid Android, perhaps the second most popular custom Android ROM, running out of funds to the point that its developers are now asking for donations.

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Stop mobile notifications now!

Stop mobile notifications now!

Today I'm going to show you how to get rid of mobile notifications entirely. I'll start with a few major sources for notifications, and we'll get a little more general. I'm not going to spend much time trying to convince you to throw your smartphone down a sewer drain today - but that IS the fastest way to do away with notifications entirely. If you're unable to destroy your smartphone, continue on.

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Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera has pushed out an update for its Android mobile app and with it comes several new features, not the least of which is night mode. As in other apps, the new night mode turns the interface black and gray, making it easier to stare at for long periods of time at night, as well as reducing eye strain for individuals sensitive to bright backlights.

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Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Google introduced Google One this morning as a new brand for consumer storage - but it's more than that. Before Google One users simply pay a monthly fee for Google storage space that works with Drive, Photos, and Gmail. In the very near future, Google One will be to Google what Amazon Prime is to Amazon. But they won't do battle directly. Not at first.

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