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3 days ago

Best wireless chargers under $20

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Don't be put off by expensive wireless chargers. There are affordable options that do exactly the same thing.

It wasn't uncommon to see ridiculous price tags on the newest OEM wireless chargers, especially after flagship devices started packing Qi-compatibility. Shortly after, however, aftermarket manufacturers stepped in — providing essentially the same convenient chargers — but at a fraction of the price.

This brief list of affordable wireless chargers will give you the sweet freedom from cables that most of us desire without breaking the bank.

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3 days ago

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy Alpha to Lollipop

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AT&T has released the Lollipop update for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and the Galaxy Alpha.

AT&T customers who own either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active or Galaxy Alpha will be pleased to see the Lollipop update arriving on their device. The update bumps both devices up to Android 5.0, bringing along many new features.

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3 days ago

Huawei's P8 introductory video is all about the camera and igniting stuff

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The Huawei P8 was introduced today to much fanfare, and they're following it up with a video the highlights the key features of the device.

The crux of the whole thing centers around the Huawei P8's camera, a 13MP OIS number. But it's really about the software that Huawei's put in there to unlock the power of that camera.

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3 days ago

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have Microsoft's apps preloaded

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Verizon Wireless has chosen not to preload a number of Microsoft apps on its Samsung Galaxy S6, despite an agreement between Microsoft and Samsung to offer them out of the box.

When the Galaxy S6 was first announced, Microsoft also revealed that the smartphone would have the Android versions of its OneDrive, OneNote and Skype apps preinstalled on the device, along with the Galaxy S6 edge.

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3 days ago

US-bound Huawei P8 variant receives approval from FCC

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Huawei has received approval from the FCC on a new device which is very similar to the recently announced Huawei P8.

Huawei officially announced the P8 smartphone today, and the FCC has now approved a new smartphone which bears stunning resemblance to the device. From the image included in the FCC listing there are a few minor changes to note, such as the camera flash moving to the opposite side.

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3 days ago

OnePlus Two due in the third quarter, with a cheaper phone by end of 2015

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The OnePlus Two, the successor to the OnePlus One, is now targeted for a third quarter 2015 launch, with a cheaper smartphone from the same company planned for release by the end of the year.

Previously, the OnePlus Two was supposed to launch either in the second or third quarter but a new Bloomberg feature confirmed the later time period for the smartphone's launch.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 Max is 6.8-inches of HUGE

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Huawei P8 Max

Besides the P8, Huawei had a surprise for us today in London. A big surprise. A freaking 6.8-inch surprise. That would be the Huawei P8 Max.

And you read that right. A nearly-7-inch phone. Huawei's not exactly immune to busting out huge phones like this — big even by today's standards — but large phone is large.

It's sporting a 4360 mAh battery that Huawei says should get you more than 2 days' use on a single charge. It's got an 83 percent screen to body ratio and is just 6.8mm thin. And 94 percent of the body is metal, with the display covered by Gorilla Glass 4.

But, really, how big is it? This big.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 announced: metal-bodied flagship with 8-core, 64-bit CPU

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Huawei P8

A new flagship phone for Huawei brings an improvement in build quality and new camera capabilities.

At today's launch event in London, Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8. Building upon the metal construction we've seen in earlier Huawei devices, the P8 boasts a steel body, a 13-megapixel OIS camera with a host of new tricks, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 specs

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The Huawei P8 is official, having just been unveiled in London. It's a big, interesting phone. And these are the official Huawei P8 specs:

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3 days ago

Verizon brings Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners on Verizon Wireless will be happy to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices.

Lollipop has been rolling out for more and more devices daily, and now Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users on Verizon can join in on the update fun. The update bumps the device up to Android 5.0, bringing quite a few changes along with it.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 London launch event liveblog 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. EDT

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Huawei event

Today Huawei will unveil its next flagship smartphone at an event in London, and we'll be covering it live.

At the London launch event, the Chiense manufacturer is expected to launch the Ascend P8, the latest in its line of high-end Android phones. We're expecting Huawei to build on recent premium offerings like the Honor 6+ and Ascend Mate 7 by packing some of these phones' standout features into a smaller chassis.

We'll have to wait a little longer to find out what's in store for us, though. The action kicks off at 3pm London time — that's 10am EDT, or 7am on the West coast. Head past the break for our liveblog and livestream!

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3 days ago

Amazon will let you watch Season One of Orphan Black for free on April 17 only

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Amazon will let anyone watch Season One of Orphan Black, but the deal is only good for April 17.

Orphan Black is an Amazon Prime exclusive series, but on April 17 they will be allowing anyone to watch Season One. The show will be available for viewing through Amazon's Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online. All ten episodes of the first season will be available for the day for anyone to watch, whether a member of Amazon already or not.

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3 days ago

Text message replies are failing this morning because of an invalid +11 country code [update: fixed!]

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If you're having a hard time replying to text messages this morning and are being told you're trying to reply to an invalid number ... you're not alone.

We're still diving into this a bit, but it looks like incoming text messages (and this appears to be localized on AT&T) are being appended with a +11 country code. Problem is there is no 11 country code, so the reply fails.

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3 days ago

Cricket Wireless to begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 on April 24

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will join the list of US carriers that are selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Friday, April 24.

The price for Cricket's version of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone will be $649.99, but customers can use one of the company's new payment plans to get the Galaxy S6 with an initial payment of just $19.99 and a smartphone plan, with approved credit.

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3 days ago

Samsung working on Android 5.1 for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Grand Prime

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Samsung is working on preparing Android 5.1 for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as the Galaxy Grand Prime. Lollipop is also set to be heading to the Galaxy Core Prime and Galaxy Mega 2. Future updates for all!

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