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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ now available in exclusive ice green at Carphone Warehouse

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The Sony Xperia Z3+ is now available for purchase from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The company has the black, white and exclusive ice green variants available for purchase.

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2 weeks ago

You can now pre-order the Blue Topaz Galaxy S6 from Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse is now taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 in blue, with the device set to launch on July 1.

Upfront cost for securing the device is £29.99, and monthly plans start from £34.99 a month. The retailer is Samsung's partner for the blue color variant, with the phone set to be available exclusively from Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse once it launches on July 1.

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2 weeks ago

The Post Office launches its own affordable mobile network in the UK

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The mobile network battleground in the UK is a confusing one, especially for consumers. The Post Office has decided to make things that much more puzzling by launching its own virtual network.

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2 weeks ago

Vodafone Smart ultra 6 offers 4G and 5.5-inch full-HD display for £125

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Vodafone's latest offering in the Smart ultra series comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and LTE connectivity, and is available with pay as you go bundles for £125 or monthly plans from £17 a month.

Other specs include an octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, 16GB internal memory, 13MP camera at the back, 5MP front shooter, 3,000mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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2 weeks ago

Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are Samsung's first smartphones with front-facing LED flash

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Samsung has launched its first set of smartphones that offer front LED flash, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, in China.

Both devices sport a 5MP camera at the front along with a 13MP shooter at the back with a f/1.9 lens. The mid-range devices come with 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, LTE connectivity and dual-SIM functionality. On the software front, the handsets run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

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2 weeks ago

How to merge and unmerge Chrome tabs in Lollipop

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It's either the best or worst feature ever invented, depending on who you ask.

Everyone uses their devices just a little bit differently, and the web browser is more often than not a perfect example of that statement. Chrome for Android offers many great features, including the ability to sync all of your data across multiple devices so you are always with whatever tabs you left open elsewhere. How we use those tabs is often a topic of great debate, usually between those who keep dozens of tabs open at all times and those who swipe a tab away when they're done with it and bookmark the rest.

With the Lollipop release of Android, Google introduced a new way to handle Chrome tabs. Instead of keeping the tabs contained in one app, Android now offers individual Chrome tabs as their own cards in the multitasking panel. It's not something that works for everyone, so here's a quick explainer on turning that feature on and off.

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2 weeks ago

Hands-on with the Verizon Sony Xperia Z4v

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Sony Xperia Z4v

Verizon gets the Sony Xperia Z4v later this summer — here's your first look!

Verizon recently announced the next Sony device to enter its lineup, the Xperia Z4v, and on paper the device looks like it can compete. What is on paper and what happens in the hand are two totally different things, and we got to spend a little bit of hands-on time with the phone this evening in New York City to see what it had to offer.

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2 weeks ago

Snag Game of Thrones seasons 1 through 4 for $99 on Google Play

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Game of Thrones seasons one through 4 are currently available for $99 on Google Play.

If Game of Thrones' heart-wrenching season 5 finale still has you feeling a bit down, you might want to relive your time with that one character (no spoilers). Well, Google Play has your back with a promotion that cuts the price of the first four seasons of the hit HBO show to $99.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung releases app to restore missing quick settings toggles on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Samsung has released an app to the Galaxy Apps store that should replace missing quick toggles on the Glaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung has released an app called QuickPanel Restore on the Galaxy Apps store that should restore toggles for certain settings in the quick settings panel that mysteriously went missing from some users' Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices.

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2 weeks ago

Making a fitness app part of your daily routine

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Technology is transforming fitness.

It used to be that fitness apps were primarily used to count calories, and check in after workouts. That's no longer the case. There are dozens of fantastic apps out there, and they cater to what you are specifically looking for. Whether you're always looking for a fun app to help motivate you along, or you've never been inclined to look at them at all, fitness apps should be a part of your day.

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2 weeks ago

Sonos beta brings more features for Spotify users

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Sonos is rolling out some long-awaited features for Spotify users to its beta app.

Sonos users are getting some much-needed improvements to the Spotify streaming experience with an update to the Sonos beta app on Android. The Sonos 5.4 beta now includes some long overdue features for Spotify streaming, like genre and mood recommendations, Spotify Radio access, and featured playlists right in the Sonos beta app.

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2 weeks ago

Marvel Mighty Heroes takes on Hydra in the latest Age of Ultron episode

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Hydra is ratcheting up its efforts to exploit Ultron in the latest Marvel Mighty Heroes event.

Marvel fans that have been playing along with Marvel Mighty Heroes have some new content to look forward to the next time they boot the game up. The co-op brawler has just started up its second Age of Ultron themed episode, set to run through June 24.

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2 weeks ago

YouTube will verify video from breaking events and make content discovery easier with Newswire

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YouTube is rolling out three new initiatives, all aimed at bringing viewers the most relevant content to the breaking news topics they are looking for.

When breaking news happens, there is often tons of user footage that gets uploaded to the Internet and YouTube. Realizing that this trend is growing, with more than 5 million hours of news video watched daily on YouTube, the company is rolling out some new initiatives to "support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news."

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2 weeks ago

Twitter's Project Lightning will keep you up to date on important news

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Later this year, Twitter will roll out what is currently known as Project Lightning, which will deliver curated, event-based information to users.

Twitter's Project Lightning is built to deliver information about interesting events, both scheduled events like awards shows, as well as breaking news and current events. The experience will be curated by Twitter, and prominently feature photos and videos from these events.

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2 weeks ago

How to make sure you get the fix for the Samsung keyboard exploit

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Two days after word of an unlikely-but-real exploit involving the stock keyboard in a number of current Samsung smartphones was revealed, we're getting more details about the fix.

Samsung in a blog post today has further explained what to expect in regards to upcoming software fixes to the way its stock keyboard updates itself. As was disclosed earlier this week, it's theoretically possible for an attacker to piggyback on the language packages as they're updating, if you (and the attacker) are on the same unsecure network. It's unlikely — and Samsung today says "there have been no reported customer cases" of phones being compromised by this exploit since the June 16 announcement — but it's still possible.

New security policy updates will push out "in a few days," Samsung says in the post, "to invalidate potential vulnerabilities caused by this issue."

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