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New iPhone 13 details this week – release date still likely later

New iPhone 13 details this week – release date still likely later

While the next iPhone will be different from the last, it won't likely break tradition when it comes to its own release date schedule. In a note released this week by investor analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, new features were outlined for the next set of smartphone devices in the Apple universe. These devices are tentatively titled iPhone 13 (unless Apple comes completely out of left field with a new naming scheme), and they'll probably be arriving this Autumn.

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Google Photos makes documents easy to find – so you can delete them

Google Photos makes documents easy to find – so you can delete them

A Google Photos update this week added a Documents tab to assist in the process of finding documents in one's photo collection. This might not seem all that important if you believe you've never used your smartphone or smart device camera to "scan" a document before. Why would you? As some users are finding out, they've captured far more personal, private, or otherwise important information via casual smartphone snap than they initially believed.

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Android Nearby Share with everyone incoming

Android Nearby Share with everyone incoming

It would appear that Google has a new way to share files in the mix with Android. Per the latest version of Google Play Services and some creative work looking at the code for the system, Nearby Share with "everyone mode" is nearly ready for the pubic. This update would add "Everyone" to device visibility right next to "Contacts" and "Hidden" in Nearby Share.

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Samsung trademark tips “Armor Frame” likely for folding devices

Samsung trademark tips “Armor Frame” likely for folding devices

Samsung smartphone fans are looking forward to the summer when Samsung is expected to launch new folding smartphones. In the summer, Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 at the same time. Samsung already has several folding smartphones to its credit.

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Shiny Smeargle in Pokemon GO Snap event: Timed rarity

Shiny Smeargle in Pokemon GO Snap event: Timed rarity

This week the folks at Niantic made ready their first Pokemon SNAP event for Pokemon GO. This event will feature the first ever appearance of the Shiny version of Smeargle, all orange with a red tail instead of slightly lighter tan with a green tail - at last! As you may have guessed, this event will feature far more snapshot-based tasks than your average event.

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iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 leaks hint at huge camera and display upheaval

iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 leaks hint at huge camera and display upheaval

Apple's iPhone 13 may still be months away from their big reveal, but that isn't stopping new tidbits about the 2022 iPhone and 2023 iPhone ranges from already emerging courtesy of the supply chain. 2020 proved to be a big year for Apple's smartphones, adopting 5G across the board and growing in number to span four different screen sizes.

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Google Assistant can now help find your phone and order your takeout

Google Assistant can now help find your phone and order your takeout

Google is adding four new Assistant features, aiming to streamline how its AI interacts with the smart home, helps with takeout orders, and even helps hunt down a lost device. A new "Hey Google, find my phone" feature works with all Nest smart speakers and smart displays - including the most recent Nest Hub 2nd Generation - to track iPhones and Android devices.

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TCL 20 Pro 5G leads eye-catching affordable Android expansion

TCL 20 Pro 5G leads eye-catching affordable Android expansion

TCL is aggressively carving out a niche for itself among affordable Android phones that don't force compromise on display, camera, or design, and three new additions to the 20 Series today suggest that strategy isn't going anywhere. The TCL 20 Pro 5G leads the charge, championing the company's homegrown OLED and throwing in some styling details that rivals like Samsung don't seem to be able to manage.

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TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept mixes folding, rolling OLED with good reason

TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept mixes folding, rolling OLED with good reason

TCL plans to launch a commercial flexible smartphone this year, but until then it's unveiled an even more unusual concept, with the TCL Fold 'n' Roll combining both folding and rolling mechanisms. Tapping the company's own CSOT flexible OLED panel business and its homegrown hinge design, the Fold 'n' Roll does basically just what the name suggests: morphs from a regular smartphone form-factor to a 10-inch tablet.

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The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens like no other phone

The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens like no other phone

Sony has revealed its latest Android flagship smartphone, and the Sony Xperia 1 III 5G continues the company's push to make photography its biggest selling point. Tapping features previously only offered on Sony Alpha cameras, along with a 6.5-inch 120Hz 4K OLED 21:9 display, the Xperia 1 III also introduces the world's first variable optical telephoto lens.

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Pokemon GO Routes could revitalize the game

Pokemon GO Routes could revitalize the game

When Pokemon GO was first released, it seemed like a dream. It was as if the stars had aligned, bringing together the most awesome parts of Pokemon as a real-life game and the potential for mobile gaming in-effect. With the Route system, Pokemon GO could, once again, be reborn in the potential for mobile gaming combined with satellite-based global positioning (GPS, for example,) tracking in our global community.

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LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG recently announced that it is getting out of the smartphone business, and soon after it reassured its existing customers that it will continue to support some of its existing phones via additional Android updates over the next three years. This, naturally, raised questions over which models will get the future updates and now we finally have an answer.

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