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Galaxy Note 9’s new color (and 6 more details)

Galaxy Note 9’s new color (and 6 more details)

Rumor has it there's a cute new color coming with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The tip comes from a notoriously accurate leakster from across the sea: Ice Universe. There, Ice suggests in a list of 7 highlights for the Galaxy Note 9 that the crowned king of Samsung smartphones will be rocking a color that all the top-notch well-dressed Harajuku boys and girls won't be able to resist: Teddy Brown.

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Top 10 mobile games of 2018 so far

Top 10 mobile games of 2018 so far

Smartphones and, to some extent, tablets are great for doing almost everything. And by "almost everything", we do mean it quite literally, from browsing the Web, binging on Netflix, typing articles like this, or, for the really adventurous, even coding and managing a website. Of course, mobile devices are also great for playing a game or two to relax or, conversely, get pumped up and hardware has come to a point that even today's mid-range smartphones can handle "console-quality" titles. So if you're on a quest to find some games to while your time away, take a peek at our Top 10 list for every mobile gaming genre there is.

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Top Productivity Apps: not your average todo list

Top Productivity Apps: not your average todo list

For some people, a notepad and a pen might be all they need to keep the chaos of life at bay. Others, however, need more advanced weapons to survive the age of smartphones and the Internet. There is no lack of todo list apps for phones, tablets, and computers, but, as they say, there is no one size that fits all. Eschewing the extremely popular (and sometimes boring) ones like Todoist and the soon to be defunct Wunderlist, we take a look at some of the other options in the market, ranging from the big cannons to the quirky squirt guns.

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Samsung Pay Rewards adds cash back perk for select retailers

Samsung Pay Rewards adds cash back perk for select retailers

Samsung Pay users will soon have a new perk in the form of cash back. The company announced the new feature today, highlighting it as an expansion of Samsung Rewards. Under that rewards program, Samsung Pay users can earn points, but now they can also get cash back for shopping with select retailers. The new perk is found under a new section within the mobile payment app.

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Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

The anticipated Nokia 6.1 will be available to purchase in the United States starting next week, HMD has announced. The handset will be available through the online retailer Amazon and through Best Buy. This model brings more power than its predecessor, as well as a beautiful aluminum design, Android Oreo out of the box, and much more.

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Huawei, ZTE banned from military base retail stores over security risks [UPDATE]

Huawei, ZTE banned from military base retail stores over security risks [UPDATE]

Chinese phone makers ZTE and Huawei remain under scrutiny by the US government, which has banned them from retail stores on military bases. The order comes from the Pentagon and applies to US military bases around the world, a decision made over alleged security issues the devices may present. Both companies have previously, and repeatedly, dismissed the government's concerns.

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Oculus Half Dome details: 140-degree VR Prototype

Oculus Half Dome details: 140-degree VR Prototype

This afternoon Oculus revealed a new VR headset - a prototype called Half Dome. This new headset isn't necessarily a replacement for any previous headset - it's a testing ground for what's to come. This new headset project was revealed at F8, Facebook's developer conference, where other VR and social networking projects of all sorts were also revealed as they are each year.

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Samsung will preinstall Verizon’s Oath apps on Galaxy S9 under new deal

Samsung will preinstall Verizon’s Oath apps on Galaxy S9 under new deal

Oath, the Verizon subsidiary, has struck a deal with Samsung that involves putting four of its own apps on the maker's mobile devices. The apps will arrive first on Samsung mobile devices in the United States, later expanding to cover the maker's devices in other markets, too. The deal includes a couple Yahoo apps, plus the Go90 video app.

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Galaxy Note 9 leaked: Crowning details early

Galaxy Note 9 leaked: Crowning details early

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might well be released earlier than previously suspected - so says the latest tip on the device. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus's cameras are being out-shot by the likes of the Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung's being pressured to push the envelope. Forget the iPhone X Plus, it's time for Samsung to start releasing hero smartphones three times a year instead of just two!

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Xperia Ear Duo pre-order available now, launching this month

Xperia Ear Duo pre-order available now, launching this month

This is probably one of the longest waiting time between announcement and retail launch. Granted, Xperia Ear "Open Style", as the Xperia Ear Duo was initially called, was first shown off as a near-final prototype August last year. With the interest in ubiquitous smart assistants on the rise, perhaps Sony thought that now is the perfect time to bring the Xperia Ear Duo to the market. It doesn't hurt that the Apple AirPods also made two-piece earbuds more fashionable now.

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Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay [UPDATE]

Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay [UPDATE]

This is the first time since the iPhone line was split into two devices that the more expensive unit sold more than the lesser. That's what Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested during Apple's fiscal Q2 financial results call this afternoon. Cook responded to a question of the current Apple strategy of releasing three phones at once - specifically on the iPhone X and it's starting price of $999 USD. Tim Cook said he couldn't be prouder of the work they'd done and the way they've done business in the quarter at hand - and the one before that, too.

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iPhone 6s Plus switch: Why Apple’s next X will convince you

iPhone 6s Plus switch: Why Apple’s next X will convince you

Today we're going to talk about what you're options might be later this year if you've currently got an iPhone 6s. Now's about the time when the iPhone 6s is scheduled to start trading in in large numbers. That's because the iPhone 6s came out a couple years ago, and users are getting antsy. Now that the iPhone 6s isn't as cool as it once was, users want to make a big change.

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