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Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

It's a big week for Microsoft, as the company is slated to host an event on September 22nd in which it will discuss Windows 11 and some upcoming devices. Microsoft didn't name the devices it will have on hand when it announced this event, but there's been plenty of speculation to make up for the lack of official details. We're expecting to hear more about incoming Surface devices, and one of the devices we're hoping to see is the Surface Duo 2.

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Galaxy S22’s small battery might match its small size

Galaxy S22’s small battery might match its small size

Although Apple adopted a four-phone strategy last year with the iPhone 12 series, Samsung didn't exactly follow suit. The Galaxy S21 offered only three models, eschewing what would have been the equivalent of an iPhone 12 mini. Despite being notorious for copying Apple, it would seem that Samsung will stick to its guns with the Galaxy S22 next year. One difference, however, is that it might actually offer a "mini" base model, which would probably explain its disappointing rumored battery size.

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Pixel 6 Pro might finally support faster charging speeds

Pixel 6 Pro might finally support faster charging speeds

Despite all the fuss over fast-charging technologies sprouting left and right in the mobile world, the biggest names in that market seem to be laid back, almost unconcerned about how slow their flagships phones are in that arena. Samsung has been flip-flopping between 45W and 25W, the new iPhone 13 still maxes out at 20W, and Google's Pixel phones haven't gotten past 18W since their incarnation. It seems, however, that the tides of change have finally caught up with the Pixel 6 Pro, but probably still not in a gigantic wave.

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iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13: Should you upgrade?

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13: Should you upgrade?

The much anticipated iPhone 13 line-up debuted at Apple’s Streaming Event in California and it is another impressive set of devices, at least on paper. The iPhone 13 model is destined to be the most popular among them, and it was only time it got compared with the predecessor iPhone 12.

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Pokemon GO September Community Day: Shiny Oshawott and why

Pokemon GO September Community Day: Shiny Oshawott and why

It's nearly time for the September 2021 Community Day in Pokemon GO for the Pokemon called Oshawott. This event will feature one massive number of Oshawott for the 6 hours it'll take place, and it'll have increased likelihood of a SHINY Oshawott. This is good news, as this hasn't always been the case in recent events. During the event (plus 2 hours afterward) all Oshawott-family Pokemon that evolve into Samurott will learn an Exclusive Move Hydro Cannon.

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Watch Apple break down the iPhone 13 differences

Watch Apple break down the iPhone 13 differences

It's iPhone 13 preorder day, and if you've been scratching your head about whether to go iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, a new Apple video could help filter through the options. Announced on Tuesday, there's no shortage of information out there on what changes Apple made in 2021, and what sets its four new smartphones apart.

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Apple Card iPhone 13 upgrade problems today? You’re not alone

Apple Card iPhone 13 upgrade problems today? You’re not alone

One might assume that the safest way to secure an early-as-possible order of a brand new iPhone would be with Apple's own credit card. Unfortunate for some Apple Card users, the process was not as simple as expected. One common error found in the process was as follows: "There was a problem with the card details you entered. Please try another card."

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Pokemon GO could be the best game in the metaverse

Pokemon GO could be the best game in the metaverse

I've played Pokemon GO since before public launch. Since Google's original Google Maps April Fool's Joke that eventually turned into Pokemon GO, I've felt the draw of an augmented reality in which Pokemon exist. Now, courtesy of a couple of long-time Pokemon GO gamers on The Silph Road on Reddit, I've come to realize that the Pokemon aren't the most important part of the equation. The most important bit here is the potential Niantic has in taking this franchise into the metaverse.

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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get panoramic Hasselblad XPan shooting mode in latest update

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get panoramic Hasselblad XPan shooting mode in latest update

OnePlus today is shipping out a rather intriguing update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Today's update is bringing a new Hasselblad XPan mode to both phones, allowing users to take photos that mimic those produced by the classic camera. Like the cameras on the back of the device, OnePlus said that it worked with Hasselblad to create this new shooting mode, so it looks like that partnership is being put to good use.

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Apple quietly retires the top-spec iPhone SE

Apple quietly retires the top-spec iPhone SE

Apple's smartphone range may be gaining the iPhone 13, but it's also quietly retiring one of the Cupertino company's budget-minded models at the same time. While the decision to axe the iPhone 12 Pro now that the iPhone 13 Pro is on the agenda was well-publicized - and understandable - in the aftermath of Apple's fall event earlier this week, the iPhone SE range has also shrunk.

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CAT S22 Flip is a rugged Android phone in old-school clamshell guise

CAT S22 Flip is a rugged Android phone in old-school clamshell guise

The flip or clamshell phone design has gone the way of the dinosaur, but there is still at least one company that makes them. Not only has Samsung been launching a flip phone for China and South Korea year after year after year, its Galaxy Z Flip even puts a modern and hi-tech spin to the old school form factor. Compared to those, the rugged CAT S22 Flip looks almost negligible, but it has a few important perks that make it worth a second look, especially if you're in the market for tough-as-tanks phones.

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T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn't been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers' plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance and delays. That said, the deadline for 3G networks is can no longer be delayed, and T-Mobile is finally setting its foot down on when it will shut down not only its own 3G network but also Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

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