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1 week ago

Pokémon Go tips and tricks: It's time to catch 'em all!

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Time to take hold of your dreams, become a Pokémon trainer, and catch 'em all!

Just about everyone knows about Pokémon, a game where you travel the world in order to collect every pocket monster on the planet. For over a decade it has won hearts, and now, Pokémon Go is here on a mobile device near you. Whether you are rocking an Android or an iPhone, this game is awesome.

We've got all the details that you need to hit the ground running. We cover how to find and catch Pokémon, how Gyms and teams work, what items you can hope to find, and how evolution works. We've got the definitive guide to Pokémon Go. Keep reading for all the details!

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1 week ago

Android 7.0: Data Saver will prevent overages on cheaper plans

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Android 7.0 Nougat can help you use less data in an intelligent way.

We all like new features and a better way to do things, but when they can save us some money we might just like them a little more. That's what Google is aiming for with the new Data Saver feature in Android 7.0 Nougat.

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1 week ago

Go Time! Episode 5: Explain it to me like I'm Valor

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Episode 5 of our Pokémon Go podcast is here!

We're back for episode five with Valor, Mystic, and Instinct players. There was a lot to talk about this week. We covered the changes to the nearby and sightings systems from the app update, the return of battery saver for iOS. We also uncover the secrets behind the IV system for your Pokémon, and how to behave when playing around children.

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1 week ago

BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 first to be fully patched against all QuadRooter vulnerabilities

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BlackBerry is rolling out a patch against the QuadRooter exploit to the Priv and DTEK50 starting today.

BlackBerry has built a patch against the fourth and final vulnerability of the QuadRooter exploit.

As a refresher, QuadRooter was able to use vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's firmware drivers to gain elevated permissions (read: root) on your phone or tablet. Zero cases have been reported in the wild, and the user would have to disable factory security settings and manually install an app using the QuadRooter code. In addition, all phones running Android 4.2 or higher and use Google Play have built-in protections that scan apps and warn the user before the installation. BlackBerry devices that run Android — the Priv and the DTEK50 — also have a secure boot process that verifies the system hasn't been tampered with.

In other words, this wasn't going to go far in the first place.

Nevertheless, it's great to see BlackBerry's active focus on security. Three of the four vulnerabilities were patched by Qualcomm and included in the August Android Security Patch, but the fourth was slated to come with the September patch.

Some critical Android vulnerabilities – for example, one that can be easily and remotely exploited with a publicly disclosed method to execute 'root' privileged malware – simply can't wait for a monthly update cycle. — BlackBerry Chief Security Officer, David Kleidermacher

Kleidermacher is correct. BlackBerry stakes its reputation on security, and patching a new firmware bug should take top priority. Well done, BlackBerry.

The patch has been released and is available today for devices purchased from ShopBlackBerry.com. Partners are expected to begin the rollout this week.

MORE: Android Malware — should you be worried?

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1 week ago

Huawei P9 Plus video review

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Huawei P9 Plus

What you need to know about Huawei's true 2016 flagship.

You've read our Huawei P9 review, but it turns out the P9 isn't the top tier device for Huawei in 2016. There's a bigger, badder P9 Plus available in parts of Europe and Asia, with a 5.5-inch screen, a heftier 3,400mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But there's more to the P9 Plus than mere specs, as we'll explore in our video review.

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1 week ago

Best podcast app for Android

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Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android. Not only has it been around for a long time, constantly adding great features that fit naturally into the Android ecosystem, but it has great discovery tools to find the best new shows.

Best overall

Pocket Casts

$3.99

Pocket Casts

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Pocket Casts does what any good podcast player should do: it loads quickly, has great discovery tools, has effects for cutting down on silences, and it looks great doing it. Shifty Jelly, the company behind Pocket Casts, has put a lot of love into making the app as full-featured as possible without alienating beginners just looking for an easy-to-use podcast app.

With tablet support, Chromecast output, and easy ways to store content on microSD cards, Pocket Casts is our pick for the best podcast app on Android.

Bottom-line: Pocket Casts offers not only an amazing discovery and listening experience, but its synchronization system lets you listen to your favorite shows on iOS, Windows and the web.

One more thing: Themes! Pocket Casts has an amazing dark mode that looks great on AMOLED displays, or when you're browsing at night.

Why Pocket Casts is the best

Easy to use, powerful for pros.

Pocket Casts is one of the first apps I download on a new Android device, and one of my most-used apps. Even as other popular music streaming apps like Google Play Music and Spotify have added podcast support, I go back to Pocket Casts for its useful tools, intuitive features and navigation, and ability to create on-the-fly playlists using the Up Next feature.

Chris Welch of The Verge had this to say about Pocket Casts for Android:

Above just being a vehicle for your podcasts, the standout aspect of Pocket Casts is definitely its design. It's a tremendous showcase for Google's Material Design, with fluid animations and color schemes that shift colors based on a podcast's artwork. Your subscriptions are arranged in a tiled screen with big, beautiful artwork for every show, and Pocket Casts has a seemingly endless array of preferences, playlist filters, and auto-download settings, so you can tailor it fully to your liking.

One of the main virtues of Pocket Casts is its synchronization system: after purchasing the app for $3.99, you can create a free account and have it sync with the iOS, Windows and web versions. Not only is the podcast artwork beautifully shown in high-resolution, but it's easy to subscribe and add certain episodes to playlists once you have subscribed to a particular show.

Small things, like a dedicated In Progress category, details the episodes you've only half-finished, while an amazing discovery network based on category, location, or podcast network makes it super simple to find the best content on the internet.

Finally, Pocket Casts can cut down the length of a show by removing silences or speeding up the playback up to three times, which is incredible useful if, like me, you subscribe to way too many shows and need to get through them as soon as possible every week.

Best for beginners

Google Play Music

Free

Google Play Music

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Play Music is relatively new to the podcast scene (weird, right?), but Google's streaming music service integrated podcasts with aplomb — especially since it fits right into the existing user interface you're already accustomed to. Some of Play Music's podcast prowess is derived from the app's simplicity: a great discovery portal, and lots of choice, without overburdening the user with features. Plus, there's great Chromecast and Android Auto support built in because, well, it's Google!

Bottom-line: For the simplest experience to get started with, Google Play Music is the ideal place to listen to your podcasts. And because it's already installed on your phone — there's very little setup required!

One more thing: Play Music syncs your podcast subscriptions across devices and platforms, so if you subscribe to a bunch of great shows on your Android phone, those shows will be there when you log in through the web.

Best for bingers

Stitcher

Free

Stitcher

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It seems that Stitcher has been around forever, and on Android that is just about true. But the app has gone through some major revisions over the years, and has emerged as one of the best places to queue up a bunch of audio content for those long trips or head-down work sessions.

Even as podcasts have grown mainstream, and many apps, like Pocket Casts, have emerged to take on that burgeoning market, Stitcher still fulfils its promise of making it super easy to "stitch" a whole bunch of episodes together. The interface may not be as slick as Pocket Casts or GPM, but there's no better app for discovering new and weird shows and sitting back to listen to them.

Bottom-line: If you're looking to discover new and interesting shows and podcasts, Stitcher is still unrivalled. It has a huge database of content and, after subscribing to a few shows, Stitcher knows what you like, and will recommend some great stuff you've likely never heard.

One more thing: Stitcher isn't just about podcasts: it works with notable brands like NPR, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, and BBC to push breaking news alerts throughout the day, just like a live radio program.

Best overall

Pocket Casts

$3.99

Pocket Casts

See on Google Play

Pocket Casts for Android is, simply, worth the price. It's got one of the best interfaces for playing and discovering new shows, and Shifty Jelly, the developer, is always adding new and useful features to its new versions. Plus, those change logs are hilarious! While it does cost some money up front, you'll be happy to chose to bring your subscriptions over to Pocket Casts.

Bottom-line: Pocket Casts offers not only an amazing discovery and listening experience, but its synchronization system lets you listen to your favorite shows on iOS, Windows and the web.

One more thing: Shifty Jelly, developers of Pocket Casts, are very receptive to feedback, and are always looking to make the app as good as it can be. That's another reason to purchase Pocket Casts: it promises to receive the best and most relevant features as soon as they come out.

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1 week ago

Score an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $299 right now!

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Right now you can grab an unlocked AT&T version of the BlackBerry Priv for just $299 at eBay. We've seen a number of sales for this phone, but this one drops it right down to the same price as the recently-announced BlackBerry DTEK50, but with higher specs. If physical keyboards are a must-have for you, or you are looking for a good backup phone at a cheap price, you won't want to miss out on this deal.

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1 week ago

Don't miss out on this Chromebook deal for just £99

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Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet deal on the Lenovo N22 Chromebook, dropping the price to just £99. Normally priced at £160, this £60 price drop brings it to the lowest we've seen on it to date. Featuring an 11.6-inch display, the Lenovo N22 comes equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage internally. Battery life should be no issue for you, as Lenovo states you should get around 14 hours of usage per charge.

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1 week ago

Best cases for BlackBerry DTEK50

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Best cases for BlackBerry DTEK50

What are the best cases for the BlackBerry DTEK50?

BlackBerry devotees are a mighty happy bunch right now, nabbing a DTEK50 for themselves and diving into all the Android goodness. The phone features a textured backing that offers more grip and much less slip, and a different overall look for a BlackBerry device. It still needs a case for extra protection and for keeping up appearances, though, and we've got your case hunt covered with some top-notch selections.

DTEK50 Smart Pocket

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smart Pocket

The Smart Pocket is a unique cover that looks more like a custom-made accessory than a BlackBerry purchase. If you prefer a case that functions more like a sleeve, the Smart Pocket is for you.

The top opening of the pocket allows you to easily slide the DTEK50 into place but keeps it securely inside when you're on the go. It's excellent protection for the times when you're not using your phone, and allows you to show off the new hardware featured on the DTEK50 when you're using it, like the textured back. If you're in a hurry to take a call, you can do so without removing the pocket — a very convenient feature right there. And it's also convenient: you can access the USB port without removing the pocket.

The Smart Pocket is available in two color combinations: gray and tan (pictured here) or gray and black, each for about $25.

See at BlackBerry


DTEK50 Smart Flip Case

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smart Flip Case

Designed just for the DTEK50, the Smart Flip Case attaches securely to the back of the phone. The back surface is smooth and hard, protecting against bumps or accidental drops.

The textured front cover features a cut-out that shows all of your necessary notifications; you won't miss important messages and you'll always be able to see at a glance what your text, email, and call priorities are. The exterior is textured and the interior surface that rests on the screen is soft and aids in scratch prevention — perfect for the times you need to tuck the DTEK50 into a full backpack, briefcase, or purse.

You can take a call with the Smart Flip Case closed, or flip the cover all the way back and have full access to the whole screen. It's available in classic black for around $35.

See at BlackBerry


DTEK50 Hard Shell

BlackBerry DTEK50 Hard Shell case

If all you want is simple, straightforward protection, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is right up your alley. It's slim, sleek, and comes in basic black; no tough choices to make, no bells and whistles to take away from the look of the DTEK50.

It provides some extra corner protection (and you know it's usually the corners that suffer the most if you drop a phone) without looking bulky. You'll also gain some grip to help prevent those drops in the first place. More shell-style cases are bound to appear for the DTEK50 in the near future, but it'll be hard to beat the minimalist style already aced by BlackBerry.

For $25, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is a no-brainer purchase.

See at BlackBerry


DTEK50 Swivel Holster

BlackBerry DTEK50 Swivel Holster

BlackBerry has always made great holster cases, and their version for the DTEK50 is no different. This is the definitive BlackBerry case at its best.

The swivel clip allows you to adjust the holster to the position that's most convenient and comfortable for you. The magnetic clasp keeps your DTEK50 snuggly in place, whether you're rushing around from meeting to meeting or coaching the kids' soccer game. Available in black, the Swivel Holster has a classic look that never clashes with any color.

Keep your notifications private and your DTEK50 protected even while it charges, since you don't have to remove it from the holster to plug it in. It's a lot of convenience for only $35.

See at BlackBerry Online Store


AFLY BlackBerry DTEK50 wallet case

AFLY BlackBerry DTEK50 wallet case in red

An inexpensive and very handy wallet case may be exactly what your new DTEK50 needs. You don't generally leave the house with either your phone or your wallet, so why not get a case that can do double duty?

AFLY's wallet case will hold your new DTEK50 in place and protect it against your daily grind. The front cover includes three spaces for cards, one of which is clear and perfect for your ID, as well as a separate pocket for a few bills. The genuine leather has a nice pebbled finish, and the case features cut-outs for the camera, speaker, and USB port. No need to remove the phone at all.

The AFLY wallet case folds nicely into a kickstand for hands-free talk or viewing, and comes in red, white, black, or blue for about $13.

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BELK crocodile leather flip wallet

BELK crocodile leather flip wallet in blue

For a slightly flashier look to accompany your DTEK50, try crocodile leather. The BELK crocodile leather flip wallet has that little extra bit of flair for an extremely reasonable price.

You can stick to basic black or white, but why not shake your style up a little more with purple, or the vibrant blue that's pictured here? Your DTEK50 will snap snuggly into place and the front cover features two credit card slots and a dedicated cash pocket. The magnetic closure adds an extra touch of safety and helps to turn the wallet into a kickstand when your hands aren't free.

For just over $10, this is a look you can't afford to pass up.

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IWIO holster flip case

IWIO holster flip case in green

It's tough to beat the convenience of a holster for your DTEK50; it's always right at your side so you never have to dig through bags or fuss with a pocket to take a call or check messages.

The IWIO holster flip case isn't just convenient, it's the most inexpensive case we've found so far that doesn't compromise on quality and color selection. Choose from black, blue, red, brown, carbon fibre black, gray, white, or the green that's pictured here. The top flap secures with a magnetic closure and the back of the holster features a vertical clip that will hold fabric of just about any thickness. Clip it to your bag if you don't feel like wearing it, or toss it in your bag and your DTEK50 will stay free of bumps, dirt, and other nasties.

For about $7 per case, grab a few colors and play the matching game with your bags and accessories.

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More to come?

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is still a new phone on the market, so more cases are bound to pop up in the coming weeks and months, and we'll be sure to keep you updated as we check them out. What's your case of choice for the DTEK50? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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1 week ago

2016 Nexus: First live photos leak as Nougat release approaches

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Nexus

First live photos of smaller 5-inch Nexus reveal metal design with large glass section on the back.

This year's Google-designed (and likely HTC-built) Nexus phones might not be arriving alongside Android 7.0 Nougat, but it's looking like we won't have to wait too much longer to wait for the new handsets to arrive. Shots surfacing on Android Police today claim to reveal (in heavily cropped form) the smaller of the two phones, known by its codename "Sailfish."

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1 week ago

Adding custom ringtones and sounds to your Android

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Android is all about customization.

Don't like your launcher? Get a new one. Don't like your gray keyboard? Change it up! Got the same ringtone as that annoying co-worker at the other end of the room? Just don't like the lame, old sounds that came with your sweet, new phone? No problem - we have options. Once you get the hang of it, the world is your ringtone.

Let awesome ring.

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1 week ago

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

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Yet another Android security scare, yet more MacBook rumors, and yet even more Windows 10 builds.

Android's open nature doesn't mean that it's any more vulnerable to security threats than any other OS. But it does mean that it's more vulnerable to the perception of being more vulnerable. Case in point: the so-called "QuadRooter" vulnerability — lots of smoke and lots of people blowing it around, but a tiny little fire.

LG's V20 is shaping up to be a worthy successor to the V10, sporting possibly the best audio we'll see on a smartphone and adopting the G5's modular design. And BlackBerry's new phone, the DTEK50 — is shipping now to customers alongside a reduced-price BlackBerry Priv.

Over in VR land we're dabbling in AR — Augmented Reality — with the Microsoft HoloLens headset, and it's simply incredible. Plus a look back at the first three months of Oculus Rift and another dipping of our toes in the PlayStation VR waters.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update isn't even two weeks old and Microsoft is already moving on to the next thing: Redstone 2. The first preview builds for the next big update to Windows 10 already have hit Windows Insiders, and there will be plenty more to come. Alongside that we might just expect to see the second edition of the Surface Book arrive, alongside a Surface All-in-One desktop range.

Rumors are flying left and right about the next products from Apple. The iPhone 7, while rumored to be physically quite similar to the iPhone 6-series phones, is said to have upgraded displays, while the long-overdue-for-an-update MacBook Pro might just be sporting a fancy OLED display strip to replace the function buttons and the addition of a Touch ID fingerprint reader.

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1 week ago

Android 7.0: Making accessibility features powerful and intuitive

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Android N brings new accessibility options for low-vision users, starting right from the setup process.

Updated August 13, 2016, with information about the final Android Nougat features and APIs.

A pair of really great features of Android N are things that most people won't ever use — new accessibility options. It's easy to take your hearing and vision for granted, but there are plenty of folks out there who need a little assistance seeing what's on these tiny screens, and some who just aren't able to use a smartphone the traditional way. Two new features — Screen Zoom and a "vision assistant" profile during setup — are there to help.

Screen Zoom is the biggest user-facing feature, and it's a great way to tackle the problem of not being able to see the tiny words and images on your phone. Rather than just display bigger text and images, Screen Zoom actually changes the display density to magnify or shrink everything on the screen. And everything means everything — even your status bar and on-screen navigation buttons change using the Screen Zoom tool.

Screen Zoom works to make everything smaller and show more on the screen, too. The maximum zoom makes elements the same size they would be on a 320dp screen (exactly the size of the Nexus 4) , so the only thing developers need to do is make sure their app layout allows you to see enough to use the app at that scale, and make sure they use density-independent pixel units for sizing UI elements. Most of the apps you use every day will work just fine.

The other great new feature is how accessibility option have been folded into the setup wizard. It's easy to set up a new Android phone unless you can't see the instructions on the screen that guide you. Now users will be able to leverage the new zoom feature, as well as existing accessibility setting like larger fonts or the screen reader while they get things up and running. The Vision settings button is prominently displayed on the first screen of the process, and even flashes so the people that need to know it's there can easily find it.

Android 7.0 Nougat

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1 week ago

From the Editor's Desk: A busy month ahead

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From the Editor's Desk

Some Sunday musings as we get ready for the silly season.

These Editor's Desk columns have become synonymous with our former editor-in-chief Phil Nickinson's name, but as he's off doing something new and extremely exciting (you'll all see it soon enough — I can't wait to see it myself), we're going to be sharing this prestigious piece of Android Central website real estate. We'll be rotating between myself, Alex Dobie, Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand. (To start it off, I encourage you to take a quick look at Daniel's introduction (albeit several months after joining Mobile Nations) that he wrote last weekend.)

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1 week ago

Android 7.0: Security benefits that truly matter

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Google has made some major changes in Android N that enhance security.

Updated August 13, 2016, with information about the final Android Nougat features and APIs.

There are a lot of code changes coming in Android N. Some of them we can see — like the new notifications — and others we can't (but are still a big deal). We see the same thing with every update. There are refinements and changes in the interface, but under the hood adjustments and changes are made to make Android run better, and safer.

Google has improved security in Android Nougat in a handful of different areas. Some are designed to harden Android itself, while others are tools for developers to use so it stays that way when we install apps. Let's take a look at the changes themselves.

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