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Snapchat down for many: Here’s the official advice

Snapchat down for many: Here’s the official advice

It's not just you: Snapchat is down for many users who are having trouble accessing the service. This is a legit outage, Snapchat confirms, saying it is looking into a fix for the problem. The actual issue wasn't provided, though we may get more details in the future. However, the company does have a suggestion for users hoping to avoid the problem: don't log out of your account.

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iPhone X 2018 could get a big notch change

iPhone X 2018 could get a big notch change

The rumored second-generation iPhone X may feature a refined TrueDepth system that'll allow for a smaller notch, at least according to analysts via leaked documents. Word has it that Apple will release multiple iPhone models this year, including a second-generation iPhone X model, plus a larger version of the iPhone X and yet another iPhone model with an LCD.

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PSA: Sprint’s free year of Unlimited Freedom deal is still available

PSA: Sprint’s free year of Unlimited Freedom deal is still available

Last summer, Sprint launched an incredible deal for new customers: the carrier's Unlimited Freedom plan, for free, for an entire year. Though there were some restrictions, such as needing to bring your own eligible phone, the deal was without any hidden tricks or restrictions. The company resurrected that plan recently, and though some reports said it was set to end by the end of January, it's still available.

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Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Visually speaking, all signs point toward the Galaxy S9 being very similar to the Galaxy S8. Take a look at the back of the handset, though, and the changes are apparent (at least based on very credible leaks). The Galaxy S9 will sport a dual rear camera, and the South Korean company started teasing its camera-centric focus with its Galaxy S9 event invite. The teasing has grown from there, and things are getting exciting.

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Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners began seeing the Android Oreo update arrive in recent days, but Samsung has put a stop to that. The update had first arrived on handset owners who were in the beta program, though it started appearing for other users a couple days ago. Unfortunately, those who haven't received the Android 8.0 update yet will have more waiting to do: Samsung has pulled the release.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Yes indeed, programs, there is a new shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO this week. Starting today - and going for a few days into the future - the most heart-shaped of Pokemon, Luvdisc, is available in its most shiny of forms. Incidentally this shiny form is the less lovely of the two, as it is yellowy, but it is a heart nonetheless!

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HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

Smartphone company HTC's President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned from his position. This position has not yet been filled by the company as of the first publishing of this article. But what's this all mean for you, the end user? Not one whole heck of a lot in the short term.

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Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Qualcomm, it would seem, is starting 2018 with a bang. Last week, the company announced that its Snapdragon X50 would enter testing this year with carriers around the world and feature in 5G phones beginning next year. This week, the focus is back on 4G LTE and the immediate future, as we see the new Snapdragon X24 pushing LTE boundaries further.

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MetroPCS offers free iPhone SE, T-Mobile LG BOGO deal starts Friday

MetroPCS offers free iPhone SE, T-Mobile LG BOGO deal starts Friday

Just in time for tax refund season arrives a new promo from MetroPCS: a free iPhone SE for anyone who switches over an eligible line and signs up for an eligible mobile plan. It's a great deal if you're looking for a new carrier and a new smartphone, but it's not your only option. Starting this Friday, T-Mobile will kick off its own special promotion that will give certain customers a second smartphone for free.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

In just a few weeks, we’ll be getting a glimpse of the next generation of Android smartphones slated for this year. Arriving with them is Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. But before that chip goes out to market, Tom’s Guide was able to put this year’s top mobile processor through a few stress tests. And while the numbers do look impressive on their own and compared to last year’s flagships, the Snapdragon 845 might still have a tough time standing head to head with Apple’s A11 Bionic.

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Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint reader could shake up 2018 security

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint reader could shake up 2018 security

Samsung has, by all accounts, been hard at work developing a smartphone that features an in-display fingerprint reader. That phone won't be the Galaxy S9 handsets, based on what we've seen, but it may be the next model in Samsung's Note lineup. According to newly surfaced documentation, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will have a fingerprint reader in the display near the bottom of the phone.

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Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Samsung's Bixby AI will be getting some new capabilities in the future, and rumor has it that real-time translates are among them. The assistant already offers translations of written text via Bixby Vision, but Samsung is gearing up to add real-time translation, sources claim. The AI may soon also be equipped with better recognition of landmarks and other notable destinations.

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