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Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Ads that try to poke fun or even diss competitors often fall under one of two types: tastefully funny or outright mockery. Samsung’s anti-iPhone ads have fluctuated between those two, sometimes even falling somewhere in between. This newest video clip is somewhat of the latter, explicitly calling out the iPhone X and its “not as fast as the Galaxy S9” download speed. Whether the ad is actually entertaining or not, you decide.

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These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

Today we're taking a brief, momentary, tiny peek at a couple of lists that show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives. When I say "daily lives" I don't mean Google and Amazon own our bodies and control our actions and have all of our personal information stored safely on their many hard drives - but two out of three ain't bad. I'm referring instead to the servers Google and Amazon run, the servers on which many or most of the services we use every day rely on and run.

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Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Today a series of leaks tipped off possible new naming conventions for the iPhone and iPhone X from Apple. In the past it seemed like Apple wouldn't be able to break away from the numbering construct they'd made for the iPhone. Each new iPhone had a higher number behind it, and everyone understood the line in which they were released. Now with the advent of the new form for the iPhone in the iPhone X, there's an opportunity for Apple to change.

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New iPhones leak in 3 sizes

New iPhones leak in 3 sizes

Three new iPhones appear to be on the way as a set of frontside glass panels appeared in leaks this morning. Two separate sources had their hands on the goods, both sources with fairly incredible track records when it comes to this sort of thing. If what they presented is real, Apple will come to market later this year with three devices: iPhone, iPhone X, and iPhone X Plus.

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5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

Welcome back to the 5TIP series on SlashGear, a set of features and/or activities and/or apps to try on any given day of the week. Today's edition has to do with Friday the 13th Specifically - since that's what day it is when this article is set to be published - but everything we're doing here can be done whenever you truly do so wish. Especially if you're a lover of things that go bump in the night.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

Today we're investigating the best way to work with Amazon Prime Day. As a consumer and a reader of tech blogs, you might be looking for the best deals that'll appear on Amazon Prime Day. As a writer for a tech publication, I'm in the midst of a dilemma. I'm encouraged by every PR company under the sun to help get the word out about the products that'll be on sale. But with the knowledge I have, it's clear: Creating a holiday for the biggest store on the internet doesn't make a bad product good, and no discount for a product is any better than that company wants.

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2018 iPhones could hurt US carrier ties

2018 iPhones could hurt US carrier ties

The iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and LCD iPhone have almost all been leaked to death, but one new speculation could stir up the hornets’ nest. This year’s iPhones might be the first of their kind to sport eSIMs, rewritable components that don’t need a SIM tray or an actual SIM card for that matter. But while the feature may open the door to many benefits for consumers, it could also sour Apple’s relationships with carriers. And that might actually be what Apple is aiming for.

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Snapchat fix: Streaks saved, thank goodness

Snapchat fix: Streaks saved, thank goodness

A fix is in the mix for Snapchat, an app whose servers had issues over the past 24 hours. Those users with Snapchat on either Android or iOS (assuming you're not using the app with some 3rd-party off-the-wall system), can try the following to save their Snap Streaks. The first step requires that you hold your breath, because you're about to turn off the internet!

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5TIP: 5 more uses for your phone: Pages you’ve not yet turned!

5TIP: 5 more uses for your phone: Pages you’ve not yet turned!

The second in a line of ways and means with which you'll be able to unlock the full use of your smartphone is here today. The first of these came earlier this week, on the 11th of July, when we looked over some of the basics. There we activated the hidden developers menu in Android, took note of the Gyro Sensor, started to hit that Airplane Mode toggle, recorded a bit of audio, and were reminded of one of the most under-utilized apps in the world: Google Translate.

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Everything Apple’s releasing this Fall, predicted by Kuo

Everything Apple’s releasing this Fall, predicted by Kuo

In addition to an iPhone event later this year, Apple's got a collection of other devices probably coming to an event in coming months. This afternoon an investors note was released by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities predicting all the bits and pieces Apple will probably reveal. This new set of devices includes upgrades for some devices, reboots for others, and a couple brand new devices to boot.

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5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

Your phone can do things you didn't know it was capable of. With the VAST number of features and potential of the computers we all carry with us every day, I can be SURE there are features of which most readers do not take advantage. The following is one of a series of lists of features your phone has that you're not likely rolling with right this minute.

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Instagram Questions Sticker: Download the update

Instagram Questions Sticker: Download the update

This week the folks at Instagram released a new feature for their social media platform - for you iPhone users, and Android, and everyone in-between. This new feature allows users to ask questions of their followers with a sticker. A sticker is a piece of media that's placed OVER a photo or video, and a "question" is somewhat more of a poll sort of thing, if you catch my drift. The update is out this morning.

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