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2 days ago

WhatsApp beta update brings voicemail and a new font

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WhatsApp beta has just picked up an update to 2.16.189 with a litany of new features. First off is the ability to send a voicemail in case a voice call does not go through, or if the recipient declines the call. Earlier, you had to go back to the chat window to send a voice message, but that option is now available directly in the after-call menu, which also offers the ability to call the user back.

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2 days ago

Moto Turbo finally picks up Marshmallow update in India

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Motorola has done a commendable job of rolling out quick platform updates to its phones, but a few notable exceptions include the Moto E in select regions and the Moto Turbo. The latter is finally making its way to Marshmallow, with the Android 6.0.1 update now rolling out to users in India.

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2 days ago

OnePlus starts teasing soft gold color variant of the OnePlus 3

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Last month, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed that the soft gold color option of the OnePlus 3 will be launching in the second half of July. As we approach the last week of the month, it looks like the company is getting ready to launch the color variant, based on teasers shared on its Weibo account.

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2 days ago

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active's waterproofing problem

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Earlier this month, Consumer Reports found that two units of the Galaxy S7 Active failed a water immersion test that was within the limits of the phones' IP68 rating. Samsung issued a statement, saying that it will replace any S7 Active that suffers water damage.

In an additional statement to Consumer Reports, Samsung said that it found a manufacturing problem in the production line that has since been corrected.

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2 days ago

Best tempered glass screen protectors for Moto G4

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Best tempered glass screen protectors for Moto G4

Which tempered glass screen protectors are best for the Moto G4?

The best protection you can get for that lovely, large, 5.5-inch Full HD screen on your Moto G4 is a tempered glass screen protector. Why, you ask? Because tempered glass is four times as strong as regular annealed glass, and therefore can protect that precious screen from getting all scratched up. Here are our top picks.

Jasinber tempered glass screen protector

Jasinber tempered glass screen protector

The Jasinber tempered glass screen protector protects the screen of your Moto G4 without interfering with its functionality.

Measuring just 0.3mm, it is slim and compatible with most cases while its oleophobic coating repels fingerprints and makes it very easy to clean. Just a quick wipe with a soft, dry cloth will keep it sparkling.

If you're looking for a tempered glass screen protector that will fit your Moto G4 perfectly, work with most cases, and protect it from scratches without interfering with its function, then the Jasinber tempered screen protector may be the one for you.

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OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

The OMOTON tempered glass screen protector comes with a lifetime warranty and is easy to install.

It is hydrophobic and oleophobic, which means that in repels water and oil — drops of water will bead on its surface and fingerprints will slough away. Simply wipe it with a dry, soft cloth to keep it looking pristine.

Designed for the Moto G4, it covers the flat surface of the screen completely and does not interfere with its functionality.

If you're looking for a perfect-fitting tempered glass screen protector with a lifetime warranty that's easy to install and easy to clean, give the OMOTON tempered glass screen protector a try.

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SPARIN tempered glass screen protector

SPARIN tempered glass screen protector

At just 0.26mm thick, you'll swear that your Moto G4's screen is naked while wearing the SPARIN tempered glass screen protector.

Coming with a lifetime warranty, the SPARIN tempered glass screen protector is easy to install and will protect your nice 5.5-inch display from scratches, fingerprints, and water marks.

Made for the Moto G4, it will fit your phone's screen perfectly and will not interfere with its touch sensitivity.

If you're looking for a thin tempered glass screen protector that's covered with a lifetime warranty, the SPARIN tempered glass screen projector is the one for you.

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Yootech tempered glass screen protector

Yootech tempered glass screen protector

The Yootech tempered glass screen protector is just 0.26mm thick and features rounded edges which help it fit better on the Moto G4. It doesn't interfere with your screen's touch sensitivity, either.

Coming with a lifetime warranty, the Yootech screen protector covers the flat part of the screen and protects from scratches while also repelling fingerprints and other oily residue. If it does get smudged, all you need to do is wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.

If you're looking for a screen protector that will keep your display looking in top shape, and that comes with a lifetime warranty, then give the Yootech tempered glass screen protector a look.

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PLESON tempered glass screen protector

PLESON tempered glass screen protector

Another one with rounded edges is the PLESON tempered glass screen protector.

It has an oleophobic, hydrophobic, and electro-coated surface that prevents not only fingerprints and water marks, but also repels dust particles.

It's also thin at 0.26mm, so you'll hardly know it's on your Moto G4. It comes with a lifetime warranty as well.

If you're looking for screen protector that doesn't attract dust particles and has a lifetime warranty, then the PLESON tempered glass screen protector is the one you want.

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2 days ago

Verizon expected to crack down on unlimited customers using 'extraordinary amount of data' [Updated]

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According to a new report, Verizon may be planning a crackdown of sorts on customers it deems to be using "an extraordinary amount of data" each month.

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2 days ago

Try a blue light filter on your phone or tablet, your eyes will thank you

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You might pass over this feature if you have it, but your eyes would appreciate you trying it.

Some tablets and phones come with a feature built in called a blue light shield, or filter. I have one in right now for review from Acer with just that. And it's absolutely magnificent.

It's something I've never even thought about before, despite having heard all the warnings about how blue light can cause some pretty bad eye strain. But regardless of the actual science I can now say I'm 100% converted.

And you should be too. Your eyes will thank you for it.

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2 days ago

Watch Phil talk Moto Z, Android N Preview 5 and more on All About Android 275

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If you happened to miss the live recording, you can now check out the replay of All About Android 275. In this episode, our own Phil Nickinson joins Florence Ion and Ron Richards to talk Moto Z, the fifth Android N Developer Preview, the VR set that Google has apparently killed (or not) and more.

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2 days ago

Plex is now available in beta on Sonos

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If you use both Plex and Sonos, it's time to rejoice!

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2 days ago

Win this HTC 10 from Android Central!

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We had so much fun with our last giveaway, we decided to do it again! The HTC 10 is unquestionably HTC's best phone ever. It's also a great Android phone in its own right, with an attractive metal unibody, top-notch audio credentials, fast and uncluttered software, speedy fingerprint security and a camera capable of taking great photos. We've gotten our hands on a second HTC 10 for one of you, so head on down and get yourself entered!

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2 days ago

Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 hopes to protect your phone from longer drops

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Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company's smartphone display glass. Corning claims that phones with Gorilla Glass 5 will survive being dropped from up to 1.6 meters 80% of the time.

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2 days ago

How to keep your screen on in Pokémon Go without wrecking your battery the rest of the day

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Pokémon Go is a battery-killer. We all know this.

Like most people, when I started Pokémon Go, I would be walking around and having to turn my screen back on every minute or so when it timed out. To fix that frustration, I went into Settings, and under Display, I cranked my Screen timeout up to 10 minutes. Then my phone would stay on forever while I was listening to music, or looking at Twitter, so I was using the power button just as much.

But there is a better way! Actually there are a few better ways.

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2 days ago

Best browser themes for Chromebooks

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Best themes for Chromebooks

What are the best themes for Chromebooks?

Since your Chromebook uses the Chrome browser, you can customize the look and feel of it to suit your mood and interests. The Chrome Web Store is packed with myriad themes, so we went in a pulled out a few of the best, just in case you didn't feel like slogging through.

These themes won't change your Chromebook's background or layout, but they'll definitely make your Chrome browsing experience more enjoyable or more functional, depending on your preference.

Remember: You don't have to use the same theme on all of your devices that have Chrome! You can have a different theme to suit every experience and every purpose.

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2 days ago

Digivolve your home screen this Wallpaper Wednesday

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Don't let your home screen fall into a rut — switch out your wallpaper!

You don't have to pull out a complex new theme like Spider-Man to bring a breath of fresh air to your home screen. A new wallpaper can do wonders, and launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire home screen around a good wallpaper. In our effort to help brighten your device — and maybe your day — we're compiling some wallpapers for you to try out.

If you've got a wallpaper you use everywhere, share it in the comments below! We're always looking for something new. Now get your wallpaper picker ready and see what's in store this week.

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2 days ago

Swiftmoji from SwiftKey will try to predict your next emoji

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SwiftKey has launched its first product since its acquisition by Microsoft, Swiftmoji. An all-new emoji keyboard, Swiftmoji helps you find the perfect emoji for your messages by predicting them based on what you type.

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