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2 years ago

A quick look at the Verizon HTC One Remix

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HTC One Remix on Verizon

It's deja vu all over again as Verizon picks up HTC's One Mini 2

Here is where we bring you a very brief look at the HTC One Remix on Verizon — aka the HTC One Mini 2 everywhere else. We've already taken a pretty deep look at the Mini 2, so we're not going to go too far into the nooks and crannies, as the Remix is the exact same thing, only on Verizon, with Verizon's preloaded software.

And there is quite a bit of that. Preloaded software, that is. Some of it you might want. Some you might not.

Let's take a quick look.

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2 years ago

Huawei's IFA teaser features fingerprint security, automotive integration, math, and… cats

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Huawei's teasing us with whatever they're planning for IFA 2014, and it's quite the tease. There are a few things we can infer: whatever they're planning to announce will feature a fingerprint reader with some sort of security (a vault with a fingerprint on it) and some sort of automotive integration (that is a transmission shifter, though apparently Huawei doesn't believe in reverse, park, or neutral).

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2 years ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 20, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 years ago

ZTE announces the Nubia 5S Mini: Pixels on a budget

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ZTE announced today its newest smartphone, the Nubia 5S Mini, which the company is calling the first widely available quad-core phone with both a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Cameras and camera software take the spotlight here, with ZTE claiming that it "advances smartphone photography" with DSLR-like control and professional-quality photos and editing.

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2 years ago

We go hands-on with the Sharp Aquos Crystal

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Sprint has recently announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal and we were very eager to see it in person. Tonight, at an event in New York City, Sprint has shown off this device with stunningly-slim bezels. It's heading to the carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Interested? Watch our hands-on video and photos!

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2 years ago

Verizon-exclusive HTC One M8 with Windows Phone is official

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone

As was widely rumored in recent weeks, HTC and Verizon Wireless have today unveiled the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1. This new flavor of M8 has Microsoft's mobile OS running the show, with the same specs and all-metal chassis we know from the original Android HTC One M8, and it'll be carried exclusively by Verizon. That means you've got a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor inside, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, 2,600mAh battery and UltraPxel rear camera, backed up by HTC's depth-sensing Duo Camera. To sweeten the deal Microsoft's also throwing in 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.

This one's a Verizon exclusive, and it'll be available Aug. 20 for $99 on contract.

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2 years ago

Sharp's stunning new Aquos Crystal with almost no bezel is heading to Sprint for $239

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Sharp just yesterday unveiled their Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone with stunningly-slim bezels, and today we're getting official confirmation that the phone is coming to US carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. We don't yet have an official release date for the phone, though we do now at least have pricing: $239.99, off contract.

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2 years ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 19, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 years ago

Motorola Moto X buyers can get a free wood back cover until August 21

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Motorola's Moto X smartphone may be close to a year old, but that isn't stopping the company from offering a new deal on the Android smartphone. From now until August 21, people who purchase the phone and then customize it with the Moto Maker can get a free wood back cover for free.

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2 years ago

Sony brings waterproofing to a mid-range price point with the new Xperia M2 Aqua

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Sony has today unveiled the Xperia M2 Aqua, a new mid-range waterproof smartphone. It's an interesting release since this device marks the company's first attempt to bring waterproof technology to a mid-range price point. The specifications are pretty solid as it's essentially the Xperia M2 with some extra sealing for a quick swim.

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2 years ago

HTC announces new Butterfly 2 flagship for Asia, arriving next month

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HTC has today unveiled its Butterfly 2 flagship smartphone for the Asia region. As previously covered, we're looking at a localized version of the One M8 but with some interesting additions. The new Butterfly device will launch next month across Asia.

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2 years ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 18, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 years ago

Understanding Google's Android location tracking

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Location reporting

Is Google following your phone everywhere it goes? Sure — but only if you let it.

Every now and again a story hits the blogosphere reporting how Google is automatically tracking your location on your Android phone (or your iPhone), and how you can see proof of this by visiting a certain website and viewing the minutiae of your daily movements.

So is Google really keeping tabs where you go with your smartphone? Well, that depends on whether you gave it permission to do so. And if you're not comfortable with all your location data being stored by Google, it's easy to opt out.

Read on for a FUD-free explanation of location tracking in Google services.

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2 years ago

LG G3 Cat. 6 video walkthrough

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LG G3 Cat 6

The beastly LG G3 Cat. 6 might not be officially launching outside of South Korea, but that hasn't stopped us checking out this turbo-charged, Snapdragon 805-powered version of LG's flagship smartphone. Alongside our full review, you'll also want to take a look at our video walkthrough of the G3 Cat. 6, which you can find after the break!

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2 years ago

Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

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Amazon has released a new OS update for its Fire Phone which adds quite a few new features to the Android-based device, along with some improvements for battery life and more.

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