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Galaxy S9 Zero Camera Mod removes limits to improve quality

Galaxy S9 Zero Camera Mod removes limits to improve quality

Samsung boasts of how it has reimagined the smartphone camera in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ but it might still fall short for some more professional mobile photographers. There are certain restrictions placed that may not make sense for some of these advanced users. Those might need more than just a simple third-party camera app. The Zero Camera Mod is definitely more than just that and can greatly improve the Galaxy S9 camera experience, provided you're willing to go for a bit of an adventure.

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HTC U12+ hands-on: 4 cameras, more squeeze, no notch

HTC U12+ hands-on: 4 cameras, more squeeze, no notch

You have to give HTC its due: the new U12+ is more than enough evidence to prove the phone-maker isn't giving up on the high-end Android space. Even in a crowded marketplace, slick design and some clever hardware helps the new phone stand out, hopefully appealing to more than just the HTC-faithful in the process. And, if you want to avoid the scourge of the notch, the U12+ is one of just a small handful of flagship options for 2018.

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OnePlus 6 first update will let you hide the notch

OnePlus 6 first update will let you hide the notch

The OnePlus 6 isn't even out yet but it's already getting its first update. It is, however, not one you'll want to skip. The update, marked as Oxygen OS version 5.1.3, has a few improvements across the board, but the one that will catch users eyes the most is the ability to hide or show the notch as desired, a promised feature that will, at least, be there from day one after all.

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Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

The parade of new Android phones is practically over, save for one or two very late arrivals. In a few months, it will be Apple's turn to make waves in the smartphone market. The 2018 iPhone models aren't due until this fall but it seems that the ball has started rolling for Apple's next triplet. According to sources, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., more popularly known as TSMC, has started mass production of the processors that will power those iPhones and they are promised to be smaller and better than any before it.

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Vivo Apex and its sliding selfie camera coming to market after all

Vivo Apex and its sliding selfie camera coming to market after all

Some product concepts remain just that. Others, however, gain so much interest that, despite saying one thing, a company decides to do the other thing anyway. Vivo initially insisted that its Apex prototype phone would simply be a concept and wasn't exactly going to be sold in the market. The Apex's solution to the notch problem, however, seemed to have raised enough interested buyers that Vivo seems to have changed its mind and will actually launch the smartphone next month.

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OnePlus 6 camera: Our first Photos and Videos

OnePlus 6 camera: Our first Photos and Videos

The OnePlus 6 features a pair of cameras at its back that roll with top-notch Sony Exmor IMX image sensors. Because of the way the OnePlus 6 processes photos here in 2018, we're getting results very similar to those of the Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel/Pixel 2. The following is a very basic look at our first results with backside camera photo and video capture on the OnePlus 6.

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 feature upgrade

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 feature upgrade

The Galaxy Note 9 received a bona-fide real-deal feature confirmation this week straight from Samsung. This came amid leaks on top of leaks for the past several weeks, the lot constructing an image of a phone that's been surprisingly consistent. In light of rumors of a game-changing Galaxy S10 in 2019, a unique feature for the Galaxy Note 9 is welcome news indeed.

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Pokemon GO Alolan Forms: Here are all 10, ranked

Pokemon GO Alolan Forms: Here are all 10, ranked

Today we're having a peek at all the new Pokemon coming to Pokemon GO this Spring and early Summer - ALOLA! Each Alolan version of a Pokemon has the same Pokemon root as its Kanto "Normal" form. Of course all Pokemon evolved from a single Pokemon at the origin of the Pocket Monster universe, but still - it's important to know that an Alolan Raichu is still an evolved Pikachu at heart.

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OnePlus 6 orders have opened up in the US

OnePlus 6 orders have opened up in the US

A big day has arrived for you OnePlus fans out there. OnePlus 6 orders have opened up in the United States, less than one week after the phone was officially unveiled. There are a variety of different models to choose from, and they start at $529 - a far cry from some of the other flagship phones we've seen in 2018 so far.

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Get YouTube Music “early access” now: Here’s how

Get YouTube Music “early access” now: Here’s how

YouTube Music's 2018 reincarnation just launched, and it's available for SOME users. If you live in the United States, Mexico, Austalia, New Zealand, or South Korea, you might be in luck. Today Google launched "early access" to YouTube Music for some users - but not ALL users.

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This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

If when RED said its Hydrogen One smartphone would have interchangeable cameras, you were thinking simple lenses, think again. One of the first of the modular camera accessories for the upcoming smartphone has been revealed, courtesy of 3D specialist Lucid, and it's big enough to dwarf the upcoming Android handset.

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Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

There is no longer any doubt about. 18:9 screens are the norm, from the most expensive flagship down to the cheapest entry-level phone. In India, Samsung just announce the Galaxy J6, so far its most affordable Infinity Display device. Now Alcatel is doing the same for the US market. Announced back at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 3V is the wallet-friendly member of Alcatel's revamped lineup and possibly one of the most affordable 18:9 screen phones in the market today.

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