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1 week ago

LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo hit Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile for $99

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LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo are the latest budget phones to hit both Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile. Those looking to stick with Sprint's prepaid network will be purchasing the LG Tribute Duo, while customers on Virgin Mobile will be looking for the LG Tribute 2. Customers of either network can purchase the new smartphone for $99 plus taxes, without involving a contract.

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1 week ago

Spotify to provide a fresh personalized mix of music each week

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Spotify is launching a new feature called Discover Weekly. This latest addition to the service will provide new means for streamers to find and enjoy new music. Spotify now adds a two-hour playlist of suggestions based on listening habits each week to your collection, which will improve as you interact with included tracks. The mix collection is refreshed every Monday.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs

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Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest pair of high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2 series. Coming in 9.7 and 8.0-inch flavors, the Tab S2 packs premium internals including an octa-core CPU and 2048x1536-resolution display. What's more, both models will be available as Wifi-only and Wifi-plus-LTE variants.

For the full breakdown of specs across both screen sizes, check out the table below.

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1 week ago

ASUS launches the 10-inch Chromebook Flip C100 convertible laptop

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ASUS today launched the Chromebook Flip C100 convertible laptop. The new 10-inch Chromebook is a sleek new machine weighing in at under 2 pounds and is only 0.6-inches thick. Supporting up to 10 finger-input simultaneously on the IPS display, you're able to flip the screen around to use the C100 comfortably as a tablet.

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1 week ago

ZTE Boost Max+ specs

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ZTE Boost Max+

The ZTE Boost Max+ is the latest low-price no contract offering from ZTE for Boost Mobile. It packs a 5.7-inch display, a 3400 mAh battery and is HD Voice capable. Android 5.1 is on board, and while the specs are all new, the $199 price stays the same.

These are the full ZTE Boost Max+ specs:

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1 week ago

ZTE and Boost Mobile officially launch the ZTE Boost Max+

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ZTE Boost Max+

We saw the ZTE Boost Max+ get a sort of early unveiling on the Boost Mobile site, but today both ZTE and Boost are making everything official and have announced the ZTE Boost Max+.

The Boost Max+ looks like a nice successor to the original, with the specs being bigger and better while the price is dropped to $199.99. You have a 5.7-inch 720p display, covered in Gorilla Glass 3, with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 and 2GB of RAM under the hood. Wrap it all in a gold casing and you have an interesting no-commitment phone with a low monthly rate.

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1 week ago

Samsung is giving away a Galaxy S6 with select 4K TVs in the US

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In the market for a 4K TV? If you're looking to go with Samsung's range of offerings, the manufacturer is ready to sweeten the deal by throwing in a 32GB Galaxy S6 for free. The promotion is limted to the U.S., and is valid on the purchase of a JS9500, JS9100, JS9000, JS8500, JS850D or JS8600 4K TV.

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1 week ago

Sony working on new Android software concept to revive Xperia smartphones

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Sony is working on a new Android software concept build. It's believed the company is looking to revamp the Xperia UI and is currently running a beta test in Sweden. Should you reside in the region you'll be eligible to join the upcoming beta and see what the company may launch on new hardware.

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1 week ago

Samsung's ultra-thin Galaxy A8 heads to South Korea

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Samsung introduced its thinnest smartphone yet — the 5.9mm thick Galaxy A8 — in China earlier this month, and has now launched the handset in its home market. The Galaxy A8 will be available starting July 24 from SK Telecom for 649,000 Korean Won ($563), with white and gold color options on offer.

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1 week ago

Amazon Prime may launch in India later this year

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Amazon is looking to significantly increase its presence in India. Citing "two people directly familiar with the company's decision," ET Tech reports that Amazon will bring its Prime service to India later this year. In addition to launching its subscription-based video and music service, Amazon is apparently readying a $5 billion war chest to take on rival e-commerce stores Flipkart, Snapdeal and PayTM.

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1 week ago

LG Bello II announced with 5-inch display, 5MP front camera

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LG launched its L series of smarthones aimed at emerging markets in August 2014, and has now introduced a new model in the series, called LG Bello II. LG's affordable range of handset are targeted at the entry-level segment in these markets, offering software-based features commonly found in its higher-end phones such as Knock Code, Gesture Shot and Selfie Flash.

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1 week ago

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 launching in August in 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung has just revealed its plans to launch a new consumer tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2. It will be available worldwide in August in both 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions.

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1 week ago

Weekly poll results: SMS is the popular choice for getting chatty

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Last week we asked what apps and methods everyone is using for casual chatting with their friends and family. We got a pretty good mix for the results, but the most popular among readers who participated is still good old SMS messaging.

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1 week ago

From the forums: The little tweaks in Android M Dev Preview v2

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Android M

The slow march to the launch of Android M, and the devices that will accompany such a launch, continued this week as users and developers the world over updated to the second version of the Developer Preview and took a look at the tweaks Google has made to the experience. We know the dark theme hidden in Developer options and the alphabetical markings in the new launcher have gone away for now, and while Now on Tap can be activated in Settings there's not much you can do with it yet. It's a handful of tweaks that, above all, remind us we're not looking at a finished product by any means.

While there aren't any huge shiny things to explore in this updated version of the preview, many of the folks in the forums using the update have had some important experiences so far.

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Onca Clock Widget, Songkick Concerts, This War of Mine and more

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Apps of the week

Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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