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LG G6 said to use MST payment tech, White Card shelved

LG G6 said to use MST payment tech, White Card shelved

Every now and then you will hear about a new mobile payment system joining the already half a dozen or so mobile payment systems currently active. So it’s good when you finally hear someone deciding instead to adopt an existing technology instead of rolling out with their own. Well, in this case, good for Samsung, not so much for LG. Reports indicate that LG has practically decided to drop its own “White Card” technology and, instead, make use of Magnetic Secure Transmission or MST, the same technology used by Samsung Pay.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will finally do the Tango next week

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will finally do the Tango next week

Google may have dropped the ball on the modular Project Ara, but its other big mobile project is now just a few days away. Well, actually Project Tango has been around for quite a while now, but available only for a select few researchers and developers. Next week, however,m will mark the first time that the technology will be landing on consumers’ hands, via the delayed but finally coming Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

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LG G5 did no wonders for Q3 earnings, LG V20 to the rescue

LG G5 did no wonders for Q3 earnings, LG V20 to the rescue

The LG G5 rode on the hype train driven by the dream of a modular smartphone. But, just as with Google’s Project Ara, the company realized only too late that the train would lose steam too quickly. Unlike Google, however, LG already put much of its eggs in that basket, thinking that having the first commercially available modular smartphone would suffice. But alas, LG’s financial earnings for Q3 2016 proved otherwise, with disappointing sales of the LG G5 causing a drop in its mobile business revenues.

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UMi Plus Review – Mid-range deja vu

UMi Plus Review – Mid-range deja vu

In the first half of this year, a new challenger in the smartphone arrived with guns blazing. Ignoring the almost cutthroat competition in the high-end, the UMi Super aimed for the mid-range, easily rivaling other, older brands in both features and bang for buck. But UMi was hardly done. Just two months later, it unveiled the UMi Max. And then just a month or so after, the UMi Plus. But with three smartphones in less than six months, things are bound to get confusing. Does the UMi Plus have enough for it to stand out from its own siblings, let alone the rest of the market? We take a deeper look to bring you that answer.

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Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

The first device launched with mention of Windows 10 VR is the Alcatel IDOL 4S with T-Mobile. This smartphone is quickly becoming the most versatile casing for operating systems as it's also been subject to an Android release in standard form and a BlackBerry release (also with Android). Now it'll play host to the first Windows 10 VR experience - and it has access to the Windows 10 Continuum experience as well.

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Windows 10 Creators Update release comes with Paint 3D [UPDATE]

Windows 10 Creators Update release comes with Paint 3D [UPDATE]

This morning Microsoft presented their Windows 10 Creators Update, an update that'll enable 3D sculpting for all users. What users will be able to do is utilize creative tools unlike any available to the generations that've preceded them. If not in output, then in ease of use. Microsoft showed a video with a set of young adults trying out the tools for the first time to demonstrate.

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ZTE ZMax Pro comes to T-Mobile at long last

ZTE ZMax Pro comes to T-Mobile at long last

Not everyone wants all the trappings of a high-end and expensive flagship smartphone. But almost everyone wants the best smartphone that their money can buy, and, sometimes, that money is in short supply. Mid-range smartphones are a dime a dozen, so choosing the best can be as daunting as choosing a wedding gown. For T-Mobile subscribers, however, that choice might have just been made simpler. After enjoying some attention at MetroPCS, the ZTE ZMax Pro is arriving at T-Mobile with its surprising mix of high specs and low price.

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BlackBerry DTEK60 official: here’s what you’re getting

BlackBerry DTEK60 official: here’s what you’re getting

To the complete surprise of no one, BlackBerry has finally and officially acknowledged the existence of the BlackBerry DTEK60. Of course, that also means that sales can finally kick off as well. BlackBerry must already know that almost everything about the DTEK60 has been leaked anyway, so instead of focusing on the smartphone’s high-end hardware, the company instead turns your attention instead towards why you’d want to buy the BlackBerry DTEK60. Aside from not exploding, of course. In a nutshell, it all boils down to whether you buy into BlackBerry’s idea and implementation of enterprise-level security.

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iPhone sales rise sequentially while iPad levels out

iPhone sales rise sequentially while iPad levels out

Apple quarterly earnings for Q4 2016 show the iPhone unit sales rise sequentially and fall year-over-year. In Apple's Q4 of 2015, iPhone unit sales reached over 48 million, while this quarter the company hit 45.5 million in unit sales. This is a 5% change year-over-year in unit sales, while revenue fell 17%. This most recent quarter, Apple's Q3 2016, resulted in 40.4 million in unit sales of the iPhone.

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WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp update download brings Video Calls to Beta

WhatsApp has been updated to include video calling for the first time in the messaging app's history. This functionality was first brought to the Windows Phone version of the app, by some miracle, but is now ready for Android. The update for iOS was just made this past week, but it does not appear as though video calling is quite prepared for the iPhone as yet.

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You might download iMessage for Android soon

You might download iMessage for Android soon

Apple's iMessage for iPhone, iPad, and OS X machines might not stay away from Android forever. It has seemed like Apple wanted to keep the app to their own devices through the future, but that may change. Word from the rumor wire suggests that Apple is testing at least one version of iMessage for Android now.

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Pokemon GO Halloween event update demands preparedness

Pokemon GO Halloween event update demands preparedness

Pokemon GO's first event is set for Halloween so today we've begun to prepare in earnest. Starting at 12:01 in the morning, before the sun comes up on the 26th of October, Pokemon GO Halloween begins. At that time we'll be able to get more rewards for some actions and more incentive to do others.

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