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Trump Tweets may soon be filtered as secret service steps in

Trump Tweets may soon be filtered as secret service steps in

As Trump gains the US Presidency today, he's reportedly lost something in the transition: his Android phone. Anyone who follows President Trump on Twitter will know that his phone sees a lot of use, but as he ascends to the Presidency, the US Secret Service has forced him to give it up. Instead, he'll use an encrypted phone as he serves in his role as Commander in Chief, but what kind of phone he'll use is unknown.

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Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

The best way to get ahead in Pokemon GO - with evolutions, egg walking, getting all sorts of candy, and the like - isn't in the app itself. It's in an app called "Proximity Service" - and app for Android users that, despite the name, is not made by official Google developers. The name lends itself to the functionality it offers. This app turns a smartphone's display off when its proximity sensor is blocked.

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Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect.

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Nintendo Switch will give mobile gaming a much needed boost

Nintendo Switch will give mobile gaming a much needed boost

Nintendo fans are just counting the days, even if there are still weeks, to the Nintendo Switch's launch. Critics are waiting with bated breath to see how expectations and marketing will match both reality and sales. Some people will love it, some will hate it.

Whichever way the pendulum swings, and it will swing back and forth repeatedly the Nintendo Switch will have one lasting effect on one corner of the gaming market. The Nintendo Switch, intentionally or not, will give an infusion of inspiration, not to mention a role model, that the mobile gaming industry so desperately needs.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things

Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things

It’s really no secret that Samsung wants in on the whole AI-powered personal assistant bandwagon. After all, it did purchase Viv Labs, founded by Siri’s original creators. Rumored to be called Bixby, at least in one gender-based incarnation, Samsung’s personal assistant is expected to debut on the Galaxy S8, which, in turn, is expected to be unveiled in just a few weeks. But when Bixby does launch, it might have an ability none of its peers currently have: recognizing objects and text via the Galaxy S8 camera.

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Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China

Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China

When your smartphone, be it a fresh new release or a one-year old model, will get the latest and greatest Android release has always been a guessing game for the Android faithful. Some, like LG, seem to take pride in how fast at least one of its phones gets the update. Others, like Samsung, have developed a notoriety for taking ages, sometimes never. Huawei, who is arduously climbing up the Android ladder, isn’t yet the fastest, but, if this leaked timetable is to be believed, it is at least trying to finish before the second half of 2017.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation reveal will be livestreamed

Galaxy Note 7 investigation reveal will be livestreamed

It seems almost too ironic that Samsung is turning what is one of its most embarrassing moments into a high-profile media event. Then again, considering the media circus that formed around the Galaxy Note 7 and its fiery fate, it really had little choice in the matter. In any case, there is no more stopping Samsung’s revelation of what really caused its phablet to catch fire, at least according to its investigation. And it will make that announcement at a large press conference on Sunday evening, US time.

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Pokemon GO’s servers are down, it’s not just you [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO’s servers are down, it’s not just you [UPDATE]

If you're trying to log in to Pokemon GO right now but you're having troubles logging in, you're not alone. Many folks are experiencing server issues right now, and the issue seems widespread enough to warrant an update from Niantic. Pokemon GO's developer has taken to Twitter to alert players to server issues that have taken hold, noting that it's working on finding a resolution.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

This morning we've had what seems to be our clearest look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus far - thanks to a few renders from various sources. I want to be up front as possible about the images you're about to see - most of them are almost certainly renderings of what the device MIGHT look like. That said, it's common knowledge that companies as large as Samsung use rendered elements themselves in the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S series for consistency's sake.

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Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, it changes the default settings for its display. This is not the end of the world, believe it or not, and all can be turned back with a few easy steps. Now, if only making this switch had a mega-significant effect on battery life. For now, changing the display resolution only adds a TINY bit of life-per-day on battery to this device - display brightness has a far greater effect.

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Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

The Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime are set to be released this year, making way for a midrange smartphone era like none other. Here in the year 2017, we're past the time at which "midrange" is treated like a dirty word. Instead, components from the high end have been produced so long and expectations have come so far that even the midrange, low cost devices on the market today are top notch. They may not be as superior as the devices that cost $800 and up, but they don't need to be - these cost under $300!

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Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Samsung has - at long last - revealed a full list of phones and tablets that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat. The list was actually revealed at the end of an announcement for the Galaxy S7's Nougat update. Of course, we already knew that Nougat was being sent out to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, but it's nice to get official confirmation in any case.

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