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Apple didn’t copy iPhone design in China, says Beijing court

Apple didn’t copy iPhone design in China, says Beijing court

Apple has finally caught a break in its rather tumultuous relationship with the Chinese market. The Cupertino-based company has long been trying to woo one of the world's largest smartphone markets with mixed results. While iPhones are indeed popular in China, Apple has been experiencing rather strong opposition not just from rivals but also from government agencies and patent holding entities. At least Apple has gotten a slight reprieve now that the Beijing Intellectual Property Court has overturned a previous ruling that found Apple guilty of copying a design patent for the iPhone 6.

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Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

By the time Samsung finally and officially reveals the Galaxy S8 this week, it will be doing so in front of an audience that knows practically all there is to know about the smartphone. Not that it might matter as far as sales will go, though it's still an amusing thought to consider. Leaks like this latest dump to come from WinFuture basically leave no stone unturned. And suffice it to say, we might be looking at a high-end smartphone that is going to try hard to recover from last year's fiasco.

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New red iPhone 7 already modded with black display on front

New red iPhone 7 already modded with black display on front

Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have just launched, and it's hard to argue against how awesome the color looks on the iconic smartphone. Well, on the back side, that is. What you can argue against is Apple's choice to go with the white plate on the display side of the device as opposed to black. This is, of course, a purely subjective criticism, but it's one that many users have been vocal about online.

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Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

Nokia’s new Android-powered phones come to the US this summer

The Nokia name has been making a big return in 2017 so far, not only with the simple-yet-impressive new 3310 that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month, but with a trio of Android-powered smartphones that feature decent mid-range specs. Dubbed the Nokia 6, 5, and 3, the three phones are now confirmed to be coming to the US later this year from HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand.

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Galaxy S8 Plus photos leak, new details on S8 accessories

Galaxy S8 Plus photos leak, new details on S8 accessories

As the tech world holds its breath in anticipation of the official debut of Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone, more details and images continue to make their way to the public. While we've known things like the phone's specs and international release dates for a while now, we've now got our first look at the larger Galaxy S8 Plus model, along with details and pricing on a range of accessories from Samsung.

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T-Mobile Scam Block and Scam ID flag scam calls in real-time

T-Mobile Scam Block and Scam ID flag scam calls in real-time

T-Mobile has announced the rollout of its Scam ID and Scam Block services, which let subscribers know if an incoming call is likely to be a scam. Such a feature is particularly welcomed during tax season, a time when scam calls are plentiful, and it also helps protect particularly vulnerable groups who are often targeted by such scammers. The features are being given to T-Mobile customers for free.

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PRODUCT RED iPhone 7 up close (and available)

PRODUCT RED iPhone 7 up close (and available)

A Special Edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been made available by Apple in collaboration with PRODUCT RED. Today we’ve got the iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT (RED) Special Edition in-hand to see it up close and personal. This device is identical to any other iPhone 7 Plus, save the exterior backside, buttons, and SIM tray. That, and a portion of the proceeds will go to PRODUCT RED, of course.

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LG K20 V and Galaxy J7 V budget phones launch at Verizon

LG K20 V and Galaxy J7 V budget phones launch at Verizon

Verizon has launched a pair of budget-tier Android smartphones, the LG K20 V and the Samsung Galaxy J7 V. Both bring moderate features for a budget-tier price, with the Galaxy handset being a slightly higher-end model versus the LG offering. Both models are available to purchase from Big Red now outright or for a monthly price.

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Samsung releasing Note 7 update in Korea to disable charging

Samsung releasing Note 7 update in Korea to disable charging

Samsung has been mostly successful in getting those with a defective Galaxy Note 7 to turn their phones in, but as always, there are a certain amount of stragglers who are still using theirs. Samsung has tried a few things to get these consumers to hand in their phones, from offering trade-in credits to limiting the amount the phone's battery can charge through a software update. With a few people out there still using a potentially dangerous phone, it seems that Samsung now has to get a little more serious.

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Android O on Nexus 5X, 6P gets a preliminary root

Android O on Nexus 5X, 6P gets a preliminary root

New Android releases are almost always welcomed by Android users, but power users, especially those who routinely root their devices, have mixed feelings. While it brings new features to play with, a new Android version usually also patches up exploits that are used to gain root access. Defying expectation, however, Chainfire, developer extraordinaire known for his SuperSU utility, has announced a preliminary root for Android O on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, just days after the first Android O developer preview was announced.

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Here’s when the Galaxy S8 will go on pre-order in Europe

Here’s when the Galaxy S8 will go on pre-order in Europe

In about a week's time, Samsung will finally unveil the Galaxy S8. Much of what it will have to offer is pretty much known, leaving little to the imagination. The only real remaining question, other than actual performance, is when it will actually go on sale. While there are still differing dates for that in the US, Europe, or at least the Netherlands might get theirs early. If leak of the pre-order date is right on the mark.

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Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones adds Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus

Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones adds Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus

Last summer, Amazon launched what it calls ‘Prime Exclusive Phones,’ which are subsidized Android handsets offered to Prime members at a discount…and with advertisements on the lock screen. If you don’t mind having to glance at ads whenever you turn your phone on, the deal is a decent way to get a decent handset for less than the typical sticker price. We’ve seen some budget-tier handsets join the lineup over the past several months, and newest among them is both the Moto G5 Plus and the Alcatel A30.

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