smartphones

Unicode 10 arrives with bitcoin, hijab, Colbert emoji and more

Unicode 10 arrives with bitcoin, hijab, Colbert emoji and more

Unicode Standard version 10.0 has been unveiled by the Unicode Consortium, which says emoji fans can expect to find such notable things as the 'Colbert' emoji face, a bitcoin character, and more. There are a total of 56 new emoji characters, as well as four new scripts that bring the total number of scripts to 139. Unicode 10 is also bringing with it support for some of the 'lesser-used languages and unique written requirements worldwide.'

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Pixel XL deal gives buyers a free Google Home

Pixel XL deal gives buyers a free Google Home

Still on the fence about buying a Google Pixel handset? The company is dangling a new incentive to help sway your opinion, offering a free Google Home device in exchange for buying a Pixel XL smartphone. The deal is only available for buyers located in the United States, and there are some terms that apply, as expected. The deal is only available for a short while.

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Amazon ‘Ice’ Android phones tipped in testing

Amazon ‘Ice’ Android phones tipped in testing

Amazon tried to get into the smartphone market a while ago with its Fire Phone, a product that promptly crashed and burned. While the company has seen better success with its tablets, Amazon hasn't try to dabble in the smartphone market since then, though that may be changing in the future. Sources have surfaced claiming that Amazon is working on a new Android smartphone product, one that goes by the name 'Ice.'

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The 3 big reasons you’ll want Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

The 3 big reasons you’ll want Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

Qualcomm is boosting its charging technology, unveiling Quick Charge 4+ for getting juice back into your phone's battery even faster. The technology, which launches today on the nubia Z17 Android smartphone but is likely to be featured on a number of flagships in the coming months, promises faster recharging but also greater safety while that happens. Given high-profile issues surrounding exploding batteries in phones like the Galaxy Note 7, that's likely to get some attention among increasingly safety-conscious users.

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Honor 6X smartphone arrives in Target stores across the US

Honor 6X smartphone arrives in Target stores across the US

The budget-friendly Honor 6X Android smartphone has just launched in Target stores across the nation, giving consumers a new option for picking up Huawei's $249 phone. This handset boasts some premium features, though it isn't going to compete with the flagship handsets on the market. Among other things, the Honor 6X features a full-metal body alongside a large 5.5-inch Full HD display and curved rear aluminum panel.

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Google VS Root: Why SafetyNet is now standard for developers

Google VS Root: Why SafetyNet is now standard for developers

Blocking apps from being used on rooted smartphones is about to become standard practice. As we found out this morning, Google's latest update to the Google Play Console, as updated during Google IO 2017, includes a Safety Net toggle. This toggle is one of many which give developers a very simple way of allowing some features to be compatible with the apps they make, and others to be kicked from the pack.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) budget phone arrives at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) budget phone arrives at AT&T

The 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy J3 has officially launched at AT&T, replacing last year's model and giving budget customers a new low-cost smartphone from the Korean company. This handset features a classic Galaxy style (on the front, that is) with a light gray color and a price tag that can please just about anyone: $179 USD outright or $6/month.

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OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks

OnePlus 5 specs revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks

With so many leaks hitting for the upcoming OnePlus 5, it's hard not to get excited. Though the phone hasn't been given an in-depth reveal yet, the constant stream of rumors and leaks have only helped anticipation grow. Today is no different, as we're getting a list of OnePlus 5 specs from AnTuTu benchmarks.

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Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple has long positioned the iPhone's camera as a top consumer photography product, one capable of producing pro-level photos and videos including a certain Burberry fashion shoot. Mobile photography is more popular than ever and here to help improve the general quality of it is Apple, which has released a series of instructional guides and videos detailing how to shoot with the iPhone 7's camera in particular.

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T-Mobile REVVL T1 leaks as carrier’s own budget smartphone

T-Mobile REVVL T1 leaks as carrier’s own budget smartphone

Last month we heard a rumor that T-Mobile will soon unveil its own Android smartphone, one offered with high-end features at a less-than-high-end price. Today a phone has leaked purported to be that T-Mobile handset and it is said to bear the name REVVL T1. This is said to be the first of multiple phones T-Mobile will release; the others will reportedly have the names REVVL T2 and REVVL T3 PRO.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they're not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets' displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors of the screen, enabling them to adjust the colors to their own preference. That fix has rolled out to T-Mobile customers, but not everyone is happy about it.

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Galaxy J3 Prime arrives at T-Mobile: 5″ HD display, 5MP camera, Nougat

Galaxy J3 Prime arrives at T-Mobile: 5″ HD display, 5MP camera, Nougat

T-Mobile is now offering the budget-tier Galaxy J3 Prime, a smartphone with a 5-inch HD display alongside decent specifications and, perhaps more importantly, a mere $6/month price if purchased with a device payment plan. Those who choose to purchase the phone outright will be charged $150 USD, though there's also the pesky (and somewhat ample) $25 SIM card fee to keep in mind, too.

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