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The iPhone 8 will start a revolution at Apple

The iPhone 8 will start a revolution at Apple

As you've likely heard by now, rumors have foretold that we can expect a few different models of iPhone to release later this year. One of them is said to be a special anniversary edition iPhone - perhaps named the iPhone 8. Among other features, numerous reports have said that this phone will have an OLED display.

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This Android O Pixel Launcher works for 6.0 [APK download]

This Android O Pixel Launcher works for 6.0 [APK download]

The Android O Pixel Launcher APK has been delivered to a wider variety of Android smartphones thanks to one intrepid XDA user. This download is not 100% guaranteed to work on every sincle smartphone - in fact most smartphones cannot make use of it. Smartphones must be running Android, first of all, and they'll need to be running Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the launcher to be activated with all of its features.

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Galaxy S8: How to bypass the Iris Scanner with a photo and a contact lens

Galaxy S8: How to bypass the Iris Scanner with a photo and a contact lens

The folks at Chaos Computer Clubs have shown how to bypass biometric security on the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a set of simple tools. Infrared camera capture of the target user's face creates a photo which is then printed. This printed photo is combined with a contact lens, and placed in front of the smartphone. The next step is opening the phone - which then allows the user in without real eyeballs.

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Samsung DeX Dock apparently works with Windows 10 Mobile Continuum

Samsung DeX Dock apparently works with Windows 10 Mobile Continuum

Samsung's DeX is hardly the first attempt at offering a desktop-like interface and experience using a Galaxy S8, a dock, and peripherals. While far from perfect or done, the advantage of hindsight allowed Samsung to deliver a somewhat better experience than, say, Microsoft's equivalent Windows 10 Continuum. Those two share a lot in common in idea and required accessories but apparently they might be sharing more than that. Out of curiosity, Youtube user Gary "gazcart" Carter tried to put his old Lumia 950 into the Samsung DeX. Lo and behold, it actually works like Microsoft's own Continuum Dock.

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There’s apparently a Moto G5S, even a Moto G5S Plus

There’s apparently a Moto G5S, even a Moto G5S Plus

Just when you thought Motorola was ready to move on to other letters of the alphabet, just when you thought you had one less letter to worry about, here comes new information that Motorola isn't done with the "G" yet. Despite having launched the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Play not too long ago, it seems that the company might be on the brink of launching a Moto G5S. And, yes, there will also be a Moto G5S Plus.

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How to disable apps in Android on the Galaxy S8

How to disable apps in Android on the Galaxy S8

Samsung has traditionally been chided for its bloated spin of Android, from the TouchWiz user experience to the services running underneath. Part of that, particularly TouchWiz, has been addressed in each new flagship, but Samsung still seems to have a thing for background services. Not all of those services will be interest to users who don't use related functionality, and those end up unnecessarily using resources, though little. For those who want to "debloat" their Galaxy S8, more adventurous users have taken the journey to provide the general populace a usable list of services they can halt to make their smartphones a bit snappier.

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Apple ads, new Switch site really want you to convert from Android

Apple ads, new Switch site really want you to convert from Android

Apple has never been shy about convincing Android users to switch to iPhones. In 2014 it put out a guide on how such refugees can easily make the transition. In 2015, it put out its first ever Android app, even before Apple Music came out, and it was a much maligned "Move to iOS" app. Now it is presenting a more creative way to do that, with five ads that subtly hint at why you'd want to make the move and a revamped Switch site that puts those into words.

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One potential problem with the HTC U11

One potential problem with the HTC U11

My one concern with the HTC U11 is the same as with previous models from lesser manufacturers. Where HTC's smartphones excel in unique design, they give me a chill for those users that are prone to clumsiness. HTC is right on the borderline with popularity in smartphones, where 3rd-party accessory brands decide whether making a case will be worth the effort.

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LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in US via AT&T

LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in US via AT&T

LG has announced that its latest X-series smartphone, the LG X Venture, is launching in the United States through AT&T. This handset is designed for 'active lifestyles' and others who require a rugged phone capable of withstanding demanding use. The LG X Venture, among other things, is MIL-STD 810G tested and includes things like a waterproof design able to handle submersion in up to 1.5m of water for up to half an hour at a time.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 BOGO deal is weirdly competitive

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 BOGO deal is weirdly competitive

Samsung hasn't been slow in selling Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones, but if you've been holding off buying the new Android flagship then it may have the deal you've been waiting for. Although its curved AMOLED touchscreen, slimline glass and metal construction, and speedy Snapdragon 835 processor have meant the Galaxy S8 isn't cheap - especially if you buy it unlocked - Samsung itself is running a BOGO deal in the US that's worth considering. Best of all, it appears Samsung could teach the carriers something about being user-friendly.

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Galaxy Note 8 shows off dual camera in leaked images

Galaxy Note 8 shows off dual camera in leaked images

Even though the Galaxy Note 8 is still a few months out at this point, it's already been at the center of a few leaks. Today is no different, as a couple images of a dummy Galaxy Note 8 model have leaked out. While a dummy model isn't going to tell us much about the internals of the Note 8 - they're usually made so accessory manufacturers can get to work on their products ahead of launch - it does give some idea of what to expect when it comes to things like dimensions and screen size.

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iPhone 8 price tipped to start at $870

iPhone 8 price tipped to start at $870

Prepare to dig deep if you want a shiny new iPhone 8 later this year, with analysts warning that the next-generation smartphone will command a budget-busting price tag. The iPhone 8 is expected to be just one of a trio of new iPhones that Apple launches in 2017, part of its annual upgrade cycle. However, in marking the tenth anniversary of the series, the iPhone 8 will not only debut all-new features but a new premium tier of pricing.

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