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Delete your apps, what’s left?

Delete your apps, what’s left?

If you deleted every one of your phone's apps, what would be left of your life? Would you still have a job? Would your friends still speak with you? How about your family - would you still be able to communicate? Could you find a way to show everyone what you're doing every day - or would you even want to?

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Doogee Mix 4 has an odd solution to the notch problem

Doogee Mix 4 has an odd solution to the notch problem

These days, it seems that there are only two ways to solve the problem of front cameras and sensors. Either you have a notch or you have a bezel. The rush to copy Apple may have left manufacturers little time to actually consider other possible solutions. Some companies, however, are more interested in being remembered as a pioneer than making a quick but sure buck. One of those is Chinese OEM Doogee and its Mix 4 has a solution that is just as curious and almost ridiculous as the Vivo Apex.

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This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

Over the past several weeks, developers have been in a tizzy. They've been getting more error messages than they can handle, all because of one company's omnipotence. Facebook's developers suddenly realized they cant responsibly handle all the data they've been harvesting, so they've hit some rather important off-switches. The result isn't pretty.

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Google Pixel 3 details leak: Let’s begin with expectations

Google Pixel 3 details leak: Let’s begin with expectations

This morning the first signs of life in the world of Pixel 3 appeared in Google-made code. Not one whole heck of a lot of concrete info is out just yet, but this can serve as a starting point for preparing for the next big release from Google. We begin with a bit of the ol' AOSP code commit perusal.

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Hearthstone Witchwood release dates and all the cards (so far)

Hearthstone Witchwood release dates and all the cards (so far)

Blizzard announced the release dates and details surrounding Hearthstone's next expansion: The Witchwood. This update for the game Hearthstone - on desktop and mobile platforms - is an expansion set for the already massive card collection in play today. With each new set comes a move outside the old, and a change in gameplay to allow new players a chance to jump in fresh.

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HTC U12+ renders confirm next month’s star

HTC U12+ renders confirm next month’s star

Former smartphone giants are having difficult days but none perhaps more than HTC. It has seen quarter after quarter of losses that have now reached two digits. And while it bravely puts on its poker face year after year, every new premium phone it puts out makes people wonder if that would be its last. That same question naturally faces the HTC U12+ and this latest pair of renders from a screen protector maker more or less confirms how ready the smartphone is to take on the challenge.

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OnePlus 6: Here’s what to expect from the flagship killer

OnePlus 6: Here’s what to expect from the flagship killer

OnePlus started out life crying out is “Never Settle” slogan and proclaiming its firstborn, the OnePlus One, as the flagship killer. Since then, we’ve so far had four (not five) such killers and there’s one more coming in two months. And while almost every OnePlus phone has had its fair share of controversy, the OnePlus 6 might end up being the most divisive of them all, thanks to some feature that may make it seem that the company is willing to settle after all.

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Google Voice VoIP is coming, beta testers wanted

Google Voice VoIP is coming, beta testers wanted

Google has no shortage of communication services and apps, each of them overlapping with one another in some way. Some of them haven’t been shown some love, sometimes even for years. Google Voice is perhaps the on that got the shortest end of the stick despite how useful it is. Now, however, Google seems to be preparing what might be the biggest update to the service in a long time. It is putting out a call for beta testers of its Wi-Fi and mobile data calling, a.k.a. VoIP that would, of course, overlap with other Google apps and services that offer the same functionality already.

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Facebook to restrict data accessed by third-party apps

Facebook to restrict data accessed by third-party apps

Facebook is on fire, in more ways than one. It's working overtime to do damage control after admitting its blunder in letting a third-party app amass a wealth of user data, which it was then able to sell to the now infamous Cambridge Analytica. Now Facebook is cracking down on all third-party apps to limit their reach, though it remains to be seen how well Facebook will implement those requirements and for how long.

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Google Fuchsia OS demo lets you test the future in your browser

Google Fuchsia OS demo lets you test the future in your browser

Google is known, even notorious, for having so many overlapping projects and moonshots on its plate. Even while both Android and Chrome OS fight for consumers’ affection (and wallets), it is believed to be working on a third wheel. At one point it was nicknamed “Andromeda”, a fusion of the two. Now that third OS is believed to be Fuchsia, which already has a number of code and assets available for developers to pick apart. But if you’re a simple end user, you can use this web-based third-party demo to see what all the fuss is about.

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ZTE Axon M teardown reveals dual screen secrets

ZTE Axon M teardown reveals dual screen secrets

Foldable phones are set to become the next big thing in mobile in a year or two but ZTE, and Kyocera before it, already had a long head start. Granted, the Axon M is almost ridiculous and not exactly what people have in mind when they think “foldable phone”. It’s still an interesting and, more importantly, actually working take on the future and JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson takes the dual screen phone apart so see if it has anything else to yield.

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Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

There's a codename now for the next most impressive Chromebook in the history of Chromebooks. Google's code-named this device Atlas, and it's about to hold the whole world wide web up on its shoulders - that is, a 4K display. A device of this stature would fit right in with Google's gap in hardware coverage for the highest end of great for ChromeOS devices.

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