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3 days ago

Check out these TV commercials for the LG G4

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LG has published a number of new TV commercials for the LG G4 on the company's official YouTube account.

The new adverts cover the camera, screen as well as the new LG G4 designs. It's a perfect opportunity to get a glimpse as to how LG will be marketing the new flagship Android smartphone.

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3 days ago

In pictures: Three generations of LG flagships

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While the flagship "G" series of LG smartphones technically kicked off back in 2012 with the Optimus G, it wasn't until the following year that the Korean company brought out the big guns. The G2 saw a rebranding of LG's flagship line, along design features which are familiar to this day — a giant display with slim bezels, rear-mounted buttons and KnockOn for waking the screen with a double-tap. That was followed in 2014 by the G3, which added a Quad HD display, re-vamped software and laser autofocus.

With the arrival of the new LG G4, we reunited LG's latest smartphone with its two predecessors to see how they measure up. Head past the break for a closer look.

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3 days ago

Sony expects to lose more money on mobile devices this year

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Sony today released its earnings report for the last quarter of its fiscal year, showing an expectation of losses for its mobile division this year.

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4 days ago

Airbnb finally optimized for Android tablets with magazine-like interface

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Airbnb announced a pretty big update for its Android app today that finally optimizes the app's interface for bigger screens.

In its announcement, Airbnb says that it took a magazine-like approach to developing the UI for tablets, with large images taking center stage.

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4 days ago

How to erase and reset your Galaxy S6 (and why you'd want to)

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Sometimes you need to reset your phone and start over. Here's how that works.

Performing a factory reset on your phone is something most folks never really think about doing. It's the last thing you do before getting rid of a phone, or something you do as a last resort when your device is misbehaving, but it's not something that is regularly thought about. Regardless of your reason, if you need to reset your Samsung Galaxy S6 there's a fairly simple way to do so. It works in mostly the same way as most other Android phones, but Samsung has included some additional features to this function just in case you're doing something other than handing your Galaxy S6 off to another user.

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4 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on T-Mobile may be getting Android 5.1.1 update now

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T-Mobile is updating its Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to Android 5.1.1 through an over-the-air update, according to a recently posted video.

While we haven't seen a wide rollout of Android 5.1.1 to devices yet with only the Nexus Player having received it so far, it appears as though T-Mobile may be pushing the update out to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge owners. The update does not seem to be appearing currently for many users, but one who claims to have received the update has posted video evidence.

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4 days ago

Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

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Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid.

While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers.

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4 days ago

Google's 'Password Alert' Chrome extension helps protect your Google account from phishing attacks

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Google has released a Chrome extension called "Password Alert" that notifies you when a website is phishing for your Google account password.

With the Password Alert Chrome extension installed, users entering their Google account password anywhere other than accounts.google.com will receive a popup warning them that their password has just been exposed and they should reset it immediately.

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4 days ago

Project Fi app lands in Google Play, reminds us we can't use it yet

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Another Google app lands in the Play Store, and it just teases a Project Fi future.

We're now a full week out from the announcement of Project Fi, and Google has just put the Project Fi app in the Play Store for us to drool over. And while Google has yet to send out any invitations to use the service, you can now download the Project Fi app to your phone — though there's not much reason to just yet.

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4 days ago

Chrome browser developer channel now available for Android

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Chrome dev for Android

For those who like to live on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, Google has announced the Chrome developer channel for Android. It's a seperate install from Chrome (stable) or the Chrome beta channel, and can run along side both or either. Pretty much like the desktop version(s) of Chrome in that regard.

Chrome dev will be a way to try out experimental features and give feedback on them. It will also be much more prone to breakage, and the whole affair will be unpolished and often an unpleasant experience. Just what some of us like!

Grab it from the Google Play link above.

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4 days ago

Microsoft will allow Android apps to be quickly compiled for Windows 10

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Android running on Windows 10

During today's Build 2015 keynote address, Microsoft confirmed that it has set up a way to allow apps made for Android in Java and C++ to be quickly complied for Windows 10.

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4 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

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Samsung Galaxy S6

When you get a new phone you want to make the most of it, and that means reading up on this fancy gadget in your hand.

We've been using the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge for weeks now, and have racked up quite a few tips and tricks that we want to share that'll help you make the most of these great phones. You'll get more familiar with your new phone as you use it, but to get you started off we have a few good things to know and try to make the most of your Galaxy S6.

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4 days ago

A quick look at the Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Galaxy S6

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Samsung S-View Flip Case

Samsung brings back its popular S-View Flip Case for the Galaxy S6 with all the smart features we've come to expect

Unlike many other cases for the Galaxy S6, flip covers aren't always the easiest manage. However, Samsung has done a great job at making the S-View Case a rare exception. Having the ability to utilize the Galaxy S6 without actually opening the case means more time protected from damage and less time flipping the cover open for basic functions.

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4 days ago

Quick comparison: The LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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LG G4 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 4

LG's new flagship might just give Samsung's big-screen champion a run for its money.

Released in late 2014 and recently updated to Lollipop in many countries, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 still ranks among the best Android phones available. High-end specs, a gorgeous SuperAMOLED display and a camera almost as capable as the Galaxy S6 make the Note 4 a strong rival to any of the 2015 flagships we've seen thus far. However LG's new G4 could give power users a reason to look beyond Samsung's big-screened, stylus-toting device.

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4 days ago

Inside TouchWiz themes on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung's first step into the theming world is a lot of fun, but it needs to open up to the creators of the world ASAP.

Themes are apparently going to be a big deal this year, and with the popularity of the Galaxy lineup you can be sure Samsung's offerings are going to be a big part of that. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge launched with a new Theme engine and Theme Store baked right into TouchWiz, and with that comes the ability to make Samsung's frequently whined about UI look like just about anything. It's new, fun, and even though there are some issues with a couple of the themes the platform as a whole seems to work well.

Lets kick the tires together and see what your options are. Whether you're a theming pro or you've just stumbled across the setting on your phone for the first time, there's something here for everyone.

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