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1 week ago

Is fragility a concern with the Galaxy S6 edge?

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Galaxy S6 Edge

Dropping any phone is generally speaking a bad plan, but there are some obvious concerns regarding the durability of the Galaxy S6 edge.

As cool as Samsung's new dual-curved screen looks on the Galaxy S6 edge, there are more than a few people concerned about using the phone in the real world. Our forums are filled with folks wondering how cases are going to work for the phone, and whether or not this new design can survive a fall.

These are valid concerns, as traditional case designs are either not going to offer total protection for this device or they will make swiping in from the edges less convenient. Since one of the big benefits to this phone is the software that takes advantage of this display, those sorts of cases aren't likely to be warmly received. Besides, not everyone wants a case, especially when the phone in question looks as nice as the Galaxy S6 edge, so it's clear these are questions that need answering.

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1 week ago

How to Auto Backup images and movies to Google+

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The memories you capture with your smartphone don't have to disappear when something bad happens.

There are many photo backup services available to Android users today. Almost all of these services rely on offering a small amount of storage in a cloud backup somewhere, and when you take a photo or record a video that data is sent off to be stored until you need it. While each of these services offer something special, everyone with an Android phone and a Google account already has one of these services ready to go on their device. It's a part of the Photos app, which is actually a part of Google+. Auto-backup is simple, fast, and has several important settings that help ensure the service is something everyone can use if they choose.

The best part? All it takes is a single toggle to activate the service.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile won't just pay your ETF — they'll pay off your phone as well

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T-Mobile's new Carrier Freedom program is designed to steal customers from Verizon and AT&T by offering to pay all of their outstanding phone payments and device leases.

T-Mobile announced this plan as part of their "Uncarrier 9.0" press event. It says that this new program is for phone or tablet customers who bought their devices on AT&T Next or Verizon Edge plans.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile announces new plans for businesses, starting at $16 a line

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T-Mobile has announced its latest Un-carrier move, this one aimed at businesses.

T-Mobile will offer businesses plans with unlimited talk and text, with 1GB of data included, for $16 a month for 10 to 19 lines.

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1 week ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Breakfast

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We're always told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this week it'll be the most important meal to photograph if you want a shot at winning the photo contest. We want to see the best pictures you can snag related to your morning meal of choice — we're sure there will be plenty of great shots this week.

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1 week ago

Watch T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier event here at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT!

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Up next, folks, is T-Mobile's latest "Uncarrier" event. This one's been branded "A real piece of work," so we'll have to see what John Legere & Co. have up their sleeves.

Strap in. It should be good.

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1 week ago

OnePlus One prices increasing in Europe starting March 25 thanks to exchange rates

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The falling value of the Euro will drive up the price of the OnePlus One starting on March 25 across Europe.

OnePlus has made the tough decision to raise the cost of the OnePlus One across Europe as the Euro continues to drop in value. New pricing will go into affect on March 25, which leaves one more Tuesday of open sales before the increase.

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1 week ago

Motion Tennis for Android is here for all the racket swinging you ever need

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Rolecule Games has been creating innovative games for the iPhone and Apple TV for a while now, and finally, the first of them has made the leap to Android and Chromecast. Motion Tennis is a tennis game you play across both devices with the motion of swinging your hand with your phone in it simulating the movements in the game.

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1 week ago

HTC One M9 launching in the U.S. from April 10

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HTC One M9

The HTC One M9's U.S. release date has been revealed.

During the company's Uh-oh presentation on YouTube, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie announced that the HTC One M9 will begin to hit the U.S. market from April 10.

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1 week ago

Watch HTC's 'Uh-oh' video presentation live

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HTC's special presentation begins at 9 a.m. PDT.

This morning HTC announced Uh-oh protection, the next evolution of its old HTC Advantage program, which gives HTC One M9 buyers in the U.S. a year of free cover against accidental damage. Following up on this morning's announcement, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie will be taking questions as part of a live video presentation, streamed on YouTube. Check past the break to watch the live video!

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1 week ago

iRig 2 mobile guitar interface launches with better sound, more flexibility

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IK Multimedia has announced that iRig 2, their followup to their successful guitar interface for mobile devices, is now shipping.

iRig 2 aims to provide better sound quality and increased flexibility over its predecessor. The interface still plugs into the headphone jack on your Android device, letting you send your guitar's signals to compatible apps.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Event' winners!

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Our photo contests themselves aren't exactly big events, but this week we were looking for pictures of events that you were a part of. We ended up with lots of great entries this week, and we narrowed it down to just two that are going to take home prizes this week. Read along with us and see the winning entries.

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1 week ago

How to get March Madness scores with Google Now

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The Big Dance is just beginning ...

And while there are apps aplenty to keep bracket-makers and die-hard fans watching and trash-talking, not all of us need that. Some of us just want to see how far our local team has gotten so far. Some of us just need a quick way to find out what channel the next good game's going to be on. Some of us just want a quick way to get the score and then get on with our lives.

Some of us just need Google Now.

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1 week ago

HTC puts even more fun into its M8 and M9 Dot View Cases

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HTC in the past few days has released a few new Android apps ahead of the global release of the HTC One M9, and it's updated a number of its current apps for it and the HTC One M8 as well. Leading the way is the addition of three new features for the Dot View Case.

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1 week ago

Opera Software and Gameloft partner to bring games to emerging markets

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Emerging markets have been a target for many Android manufacturers, and today Gameloft and Opera Software have partnered to continue the push on the software side.

Mobile browser company Opera Software and popular game publisher Gameloft have announced a new partnership that will allow distribution of games to devices in emerging markets. The new partnership will put Gameloft titles in the Opera Mobile Store which currently has around 300,000 apps and games already available and supports 7,500 different devices from feature phones to smartphones.

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