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PlayStation mobile app gets a face lift, loses Live feature

PlayStation mobile app gets a face lift, loses Live feature

The launch of the Razer Phone has put mobile gaming under the microscope again. It’s a large industry, definitely, but not all gaming giants are in on it. Surprisingly, Nintendo seems to now be one of its biggest proponents. Others, like Sony, are content to have smartphones simply tie into their consoles. But that doesn’t mean they’re leaving it at just that. Showing its PlayStation App some love, Sony has announced a revamped interface for the smartphone app while also noting a loss of one functionality.

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Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

If you’ve been hungry for any big news on the mobile payments market, you better take a seat for this one. The long-awaited evolution of Apple Pay has finally arrived. In beta form, at least. Simply called Apple Pay Cash, this extension of Apple’s mobile payment service takes the middle man out of sending money to someone digitally, taking a small bite out of the likes of PayPal. That said, the convenience only works if both parties are using iMessage and that the recipient pays for most of his or her shopping with Apple Pay.

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iPhone X profit margin higher than 8, Galaxy S8, Huawei Mate 10

iPhone X profit margin higher than 8, Galaxy S8, Huawei Mate 10

This week the cost of parts inside the iPhone X have been calculated, and it would seem that Apple's got profit on point. According to TechInsights, the profit margin for the iPhone X is a whopping 64%, coming up just above the iPhone 8, with a profit margin of 59.2%. Like previous estimations from the same source, these numbers are based on street price and the cost of the parts that make up the device - they do not account for the many other costly elements that make for a new smartphone, like manufacturing.

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Xbox One X setup guide : 10 simple steps

Xbox One X setup guide : 10 simple steps

Today we're running down a list of steps a new Xbox One X user should take to create an ideal experience for themselves right out the package. Some of these steps might seem obvious, some you might never have considered. All of these steps come from gamers who already have the console and have reported in with their best advice.

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Kurrent is an iPhone X charging physical alarm clock (for Galaxy S8 too!)

Kurrent is an iPhone X charging physical alarm clock (for Galaxy S8 too!)

There's a market out there for people who want to live in this touchscreen-heavy world whilst still slamming their hand on the top of a giant alarm clock. For those people, there's the Kurrent. This alarm clock works with an extremely simple user interface, a handful of physical buttons, ports for wired charging, and a Qi wireless charging pad. The last bit is optional - and quite obviously made to arrive just in time for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the rest.

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Galaxy S8 Active release date set for T-Mobile and Sprint

Galaxy S8 Active release date set for T-Mobile and Sprint

The Galaxy S8 Active is quite similar to its inactive brethren, coming with a high-end display, top-notch processor, and a set of nice cameras. This device is different from the Galaxy S8 in that its display is entirely flat. It's flat because this device, the Galaxy S8 Active, is all business - made to withstand the elements and drop from your pocket without instantly shattering into a million pieces.

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Make comics and manga right on your phone and tablet

Make comics and manga right on your phone and tablet

Inktober has come and gone but you don’t have to wait another year to get your creative juices flowing. Creating art, or even just learning it, is a year-round endeavor of a lifetime. And thanks to the magic of modern technology, you can immediately get started on that journey with nothing but your smartphone or tablet and your dreams. So if you’re a budding comics or manga creator or are curious whether you have what it takes to be one, get out your Android or iOS device and start right here and now with these apps, most of which you might not have even heard of before.

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Official Google file manager Android APK just went live

Official Google file manager Android APK just went live

The app called Files Go is Google's first modern effort in making an Android file manager. An official file manager app for Android, that is to say - there've been plenty of (mostly terrible) file managers in the past. This file manager is made specifically for Android Go - as such, it's made with small displays and less-than-radical amounts of processor power.

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Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

I've seen the Animoji in Apple's iPhone X and I cannot understand how Nintendo is not already a partner. How on earth is Nintendo not already working with The Pokemon Company, for example, to bring Pikachu Animoji to the iPhone X? Or maybe they already are, and we just have to wait until Apple opens the doors to 3rd-party contributions!

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Did this iPhone X warning come thanks to Google?

Did this iPhone X warning come thanks to Google?

Over the weekend, iPhone X support documents revealed a bit of a warning about the newest phone in Apple's collection. Warning - or warnings, plural - included how the user's experience with an OLED display might go. This is important because Apple's never used an OLED display before - but that's probably not the only reason this set of paragraphs of warning were put in place.

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Sprint and T-Mobile officially call off merger plans

Sprint and T-Mobile officially call off merger plans

It looks one of the largest mergers between US mobile carriers in recent history just wasn't meant to be. Both T-Mobile and Sprint have announced that they won't be moving forward with their plans, and have finally called off negotiations following months of back-and-forth discussions. The two companies have jointly stated that they were "unable to find mutually agreeable terms."

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Broadcom exploring purchase of Qualcomm for $100B

Broadcom exploring purchase of Qualcomm for $100B

We could soon be looking at the largest ever technology acquisition, in addition to an even smaller number of mobile chip suppliers in the market. Broadcom is reportedly in talks to buy Qualcomm — both huge chipmakers in their own right — for an estimated $100 billion. While the two companies have faced off in various patent battles over the last few years, it appears their overlapping businesses, not to mention a potentially rough future for Qualcomm, have prompted acquisition discussions.

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