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Galaxy Note 8 release date tipped with a new feature mystery

Galaxy Note 8 release date tipped with a new feature mystery

The most recent collection of leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 suggest the presence of a massive display. This next-level display will be Super AMOLED, undoubtedly (based on our understanding of the situation, based on leaks and precedent) - but how big it'll be is the question. No matter the release date, hardware details, or anything in-between, the next Samsung Galaxy Note will almost certainly be their best-ever smartphone seller after the combined sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

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All Star Wars Forces of Destiny Episodes on YouTube: watch them here!

All Star Wars Forces of Destiny Episodes on YouTube: watch them here!

This past week the folks responsible for making Star Wars a fun place to be for all people released a series of short episodes. These episodes were called Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and they contained all the most female of heroes in the Star Wars universe. These episodes are very, very short and don't have any mega-massive impact on the Star Wars canon - but they are super fun and quick to watch.

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Here’s how to get rid of ads on your Amazon Edition phone

Here’s how to get rid of ads on your Amazon Edition phone

About two weeks ago, Amazon proudly announced the addition of the Nokia 6, Alcatel IDOL 5S, A50, and A30 PLUS to its roster of exclusive unlocked phones. It coincided with the first anniversary of this “Amazon Edition” lineup that offered a few mid-range smartphones at heavily marked down prices. The was, however, a catch to this deal. After all, there always is a catch. In exchange for $25 to $50 off the retail price, these smartphones come preloaded not just with Amazon apps but with tons of Amazon ads. Fortunately, since this is Android, there is a way to get rid of those.

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LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

When LG went back to the drawing board with the LG G6, it eschewed almost all fancy features save for the Full Vision display. It focused on improving the staples of smartphones like reliability, performance, and camera. On that last part, however, it might have faltered just a bit. In taking the LG G6 for a spin, DxOMark eventually gave this LG early 2017 flagship a score of 84, a point or two lower than the LG G5 or even the V20 from last year.

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These are the features coming to the HTC U11 soon

These are the features coming to the HTC U11 soon

If HTC’s “true” 2017 flagship felt raw, that’s probably because in some ways it is. Sure, Android 7.1 is definitely mature enough, but HTC’s own additions and modifications are fresh, untested, and still undergoing development. Fortunately, it might be rapid development, as there is now word on several features that could be landing on your U11 within a few weeks at the earliest, including some issues with the smartphone’s already excellent camera. At least by DxOMark standards.

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It might soon be safe to buy a BlackBerry KEYone again

It might soon be safe to buy a BlackBerry KEYone again

What was supposed to be a dream come true for BlackBerry fans turned out to be a nightmare for some. The BlackBerry KEYone, which is probably the best QWERTY BlackBerry Android phone money can buy was near perfect for those obsessed with QWERTY keyboards. It had, however, one very fatal flaw. The screen would drop or be dislodged, sometimes with very little force. Although it denies any manufacturing error, BlackBerry promised it would strengthen the adhesive used under its screens. And that promises has started rolling out to retailers and carriers for users to buy or exchange.

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Samsung really wants you to use the Bixby button only for Bixby

Samsung really wants you to use the Bixby button only for Bixby

The Galaxy S8 promised a lot of things but, like many promises, not all of them lived up to their hype. At least not yet. DeX was still a bit buggy and inconsistent and Bixby still lacks its most important feature. It’s only natural that users would want to repurpose the Bixby Button until that promised day arrives, but Samsung seems quite intent in making that nearly impossible to do so, as can be seen in this latest update to the T-Mobile models of its flagships.

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LG Q6 “G6 mini” coming this week, spotted in Geekbench

LG Q6 “G6 mini” coming this week, spotted in Geekbench

LG has just announced the G6+ and G6 32 GB in South Korea, but it has no signs of stopping with the “spinoffs”. Another model that’s coming is the “G6 mini” but it might have a different name. Now believed to be called the LG Q6, this mini flagship will mostly have mid-range specs but will surprisingly retain the flagship’s Full Vision nearly bezel-less design. Albeit with an understandably lower resolution, of course.

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Essential phone misses essential launch date

Essential phone misses essential launch date

The Essential phone, via Android godfather Andy Rubin, made a lot of promises. An unbloated Android experience, fast updates, and, perhaps most important, a bezel-less screen that rivals both the Galaxy S8 and the still coming iPhone 8. Rubin also made a promise that the device would start shipping a mere 30 days after pre-orders have started. We’re now on day 33 without an Essential in any buyer’s hands, which doesn’t bode well for a very ambitious first try.

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Pokemon GO codes and the future Legendary Event

Pokemon GO codes and the future Legendary Event

This week we've gone through the latest code for Pokemon GO to find out what's next in the game. Now that we're in the midst of the 1-year anniversary of the game's initial release, it's time to check the codes that've changed and the codes that've not yet come to the live bit of the game. This includes Legendary Raids, Evolution Stones, Pokemon Classes, Pokemon Natures, Unown, and Shiny codes.

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Moto G5S Plus to feature improved camera, premium design

Moto G5S Plus to feature improved camera, premium design

Motorola has a press event scheduled towards the end of this month, and what we're seeing here is sure to be one of the announcements: the new Moto G5S Plus. The device not just a special edition of the original G5 Plus, but an overall improvement with a number of key feature upgrades, including the camera, build quality, and display.

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CopyCat Android malware enters here: how to avoid its coils

CopyCat Android malware enters here: how to avoid its coils

Over the past couple of years, the Android-based malware known as CopyCat infected 14-million devices. This monster of a smartphone infection is based in rooting the smartphone, thereby giving it access to the entirety of the device's innards. There's only one known way for CopyCat to make its way into an Android device - installation through a non-Google Play app market.

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