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1 week ago

Save up to 60% on SanDisk memory products from Amazon today

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Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day has a wide variety of SanDisk products on offer, with USB drives, microSD cards and SSDs on sale.

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1 week ago

GameStop to sell phones and service through Cricket partnership

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Cricket Wireless will partner with GameStop that will allow the no-contract provider subsidiary of AT&T to offer a selection of its smartphones and accessories in over 2,800 of GameStop stores in the US.

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1 week ago

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Need to capture what's on your Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge screen? As ever, there are a few ways to do so ...

Here's a quick, useful trick for anyone picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or its curved-screen sibling, the Galaxy Note Edge. As with earlier Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, there are a few ways you can take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4 — using either a button combination, a swipe gesture across the screen, or the S Pen stylus.

For experienced Samsung users, things are much the same as before. But if you're coming over from an iPhone or some other device, it's worth brushing up on the basics.

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1 week ago

UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

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Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop outs in connectivity, mobile operators didn't believe the plans to be viable.

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1 week ago

Moto 360 with steel band up for pre-order on Verizon, set to ship November 11

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Verizon Wireless has put the metal-banded version of the Moto 360 smartwatch up for pre-order. Both the white (steel) and black versions will be available for $299.99, Verizon says that they will ship by November 11 of this year.

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1 week ago

The Cat Phones S50 is designed to take a serious beating

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There are ruggedized phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and then there are ruggedized phones like the Cat S50. The new smartphone from Cat Phones is the sort of chunky and manly design that you'd expect from a phone bearing the Cat brand (which Bullitt Mobile has licensed from Caterpillar Inc), and it backs that up with durability credentials, including IP67 waterproofing and dustproofing and Mil Spec 810G compliance for temperature, shock, vibration, impact, and more.

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1 week ago

Replay all the action from Samsung's IFA event

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Missed out on Samsung's IFA livestream? Fret not, as the manufacturer has posted the entire event video on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

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1 week ago

Free Spotify streamers will have new video ads to endure on desktop and mobile

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Spotify is a popular music streaming service, available for free and as a subscription. Those who have enjoyed the free, ad-supported experience will have some new advertisements to enjoy in the form of videos. The service has announced these new video ads, which will task streamers to endure both audible and two types of video-based advertisements.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active headed to Europe 'in the near future'

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The ruggedized Galaxy S5 Active will soon break exclusivity with US carriers as it looks like the device will be available to European consumers.

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1 week ago

Moto X available for pre-order in exclusive bamboo at Phones 4u

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Motorola announced the Moto X at IFA 2014 in Berlin, but Phones 4u in the UK has confirmed that pre-orders are now available through the online portal. What's more is the retailer has confirmed it will hold exclusivity on the bamboo version of the new smartphone. Pricing starts from £34.50 a month and Phones 4u expects to start shipping on October 6.

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1 week ago

Microsoft to overhaul the MSN portal, plans to release Bing apps on iOS and Android

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Microsoft is planning to revamp its MSN portal. The web service has been available for consumers to use for more than a decade, providing insights into the latest headlines, favorite sports, searching through highlighted content on the web and checking emails. The company has published a preview website, showing off what's to come. Microsoft will also be bringing across its Bing apps – which are currently available on Windows and Windows Phone – to Android and iOS, rebranding them all under the MSN umbrella.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon won't be getting a developer edition for Moto X in 2014

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The new Moto X for 2014 won't be coming in a developer edition flavor for Verizon Wireless customers, unlike the original model that was released last year. Motorola's Punit Soni confirmed that there won't be a developer edition this year for Verizon in a Google+ post. Instead, if you're interested in the Moto X on Verizon's 4G XLTE network, you'll be left with the standard carrier offerings.

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2 weeks ago

How much bigger is the LG G Watch R than a regular watch?

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LG G Watch R

Not very. Though that depends which regular watch you're looking at.

On the left is what I would consider a large watch – or it sure is compared to others that I own – and on the right of course is the LG G Watch R. The G Watch R is a little bigger and a little thicker, but it's not perhaps quite as big as some images would lead you to believe.

Whether it's your style, that's a different question.

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2 weeks ago

Sizing up the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Huawei's brand new Ascend Mate 7 has definitely turned some heads this week at IFA 2014, but with a 6-inch display there will no doubt be questions over its physical size. Despite boasting an 83% screen to body ratio, 6-inches is still a lot and the Mate 7 isn't a small phone. But to try and illustrate how big it actually is – or isn't, depending on your outlook – we've sized it up against the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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2 weeks ago

Top 10 Metal Slug Defense Tips and Tricks

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Top 10 Metal Slug Defense Tips and Tricks Android EVGA Tegra Note 7

Free to play games are often little more than cynical unending grabs at players' wallets. But every now and then a free to play game comes along that is actually fun for free and paying players alike.

Metal Slug Defense from SNK Playmore is one of those games. Just as Rhythm of Fighters adapted the KOF series into a mobile-friendly music game, this one turns the venerable Metal Slug series of run-and-gun shooters into a unique and addictive tower-defense game. Want to know which upgrades and units will help you beat the game? Then read our latest tips and tricks guide.

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