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BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

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What's inside the BlackBerry DTEK50?

Following on the relative success of the Priv, BlackBerry went in a slightly different direction with its second Android phone, the DTEK50. An all-touch more mid-range device, the DTEK50 quite clearly resembles that of the Alcatel Idol 4, and the specs line up as well. Here's what's inside.

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4 days ago

Huawei sees strong growth in first half of 2016

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Huawei has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016. The company saw a sales revenue increase of 41.% over the same period last year, with ¥77.4 billion ($11.6 billion), with smartphone shipments up 25% to 60.56 million units.

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4 days ago

BlackBerry officially announces the DTEK50, pre-orders now open for $299

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BlackBerry has officially announced the keyboardless DTEK50, the second Android offering from the company. Being touted as the world's most secure Android smartphone, it features a 5.2-inch scratch resistant display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a convenience key which you can map to your favorite app and much more.

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4 days ago

FOSPower BlackOnyx: cheap wired headphones that truly impress

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Wired headphones aren't going anywhere — especially with great deals like this.

With headphone jacks disappearing, and more people moving towards Bluetooth, is there a still place for wired headphones in today's world? Well, FOSPower is proving that there is, and that you don't have to spend a lot to get great sound and a comfortable fit.

There are enough gadgets and electronics that I have laying around that I need to remember to charge, and the last thing I want is for my headphones to not power up when I want to use them. That, plus the lower cost and lighter weight, make wired headphones preferable for the foreseeable future.

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4 days ago

How to use Prisma for Android

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What is Prisma and how does it work?

These days, it's not enough to make a simple photo effects app. To stand out, companies need to create effects using complicated machine learning algorithms that create creative and unique pieces of art in the style of Munk, Picasso and Van Gogh. At least that's what the team behind Prisma believes.

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4 days ago

The PC-based Remix OS gets migrated to Android Marshmallow

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Jide Technology's Remix OS, which forks Android so it can work on PC desktops and notebooks, has been migrated to Marshmallow with its latest update.

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4 days ago

T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100

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T-Mobile has announced the U.S. carrier is adding a further 16 providers to its Binge On program, which essentially enables subscribers to enjoy select services and streaming platforms without using up any data on their plan. The company boasts more than 100 services on this program, allowing customers to enjoy 765 million hours of video for free so far.

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4 days ago

BlackBerry's upcoming second Android phone shown in new images

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The official BlackBerry website briefly posted new images and specifications for its second Android smartphone, "Neon", before the company took them down.

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4 days ago

OxygenOS 3.2.2 brings Doze improvements and more to the OnePlus 3

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OnePlus has started pushing out OxygenOS 3.2.2 for the OnePlus 3. The update brings a number of fixes to the phone, including improvements for Doze, updated security patches and other optimizations. There has been some controversy surrounding how the OnePlus 3 was working with Doze, and hopefully this update will address those concerns and more.

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4 days ago

SamsungOne is Samsung's new in-house developed font

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Samsung has crafted the company's own typeface called SamsungOne. The company will deploy this new font across its product and service catalogue to provide a consistent and universal experience for consumers. The move shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with similar endeavours undertaken by other big brands like Google (Roboto), Apple (San Francisco) and Microsoft (Segoe).

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4 days ago

Verizon took $30 billion in revenue, added 615,000 postpaid additions in Q2 2016

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Verzion has published the U.S. carrier's results for Q2 2016, noting total revenues of $30.5 billion for the quarter. The company also recently finalized its acquisition of Yahoo, which will sit comfortably alongside AOL. Operating income for Q2 was $4.6 billion and the carrier announced 615,000 new postpaid net additions. Verizon now has 113 million retail connections, up just over 3% from last year.

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4 days ago

Pokémon Go just crossed 50 Million downloads in Google Play

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No one could have predicted this result 20 days after launch.

Google's Play Store listing for Pokémon Go changed this morning, revealing the game had just crossed the 50 Million downloads mark only 20 days after the game's limited release in a couple of countries. Since that day, Niantic has slowly made Pokémon Go available to more countries as it scrambled to increase server capacity to handle the explosive popularity of the game. At the time of this writing, Pokémon Go is still not available worldwide but it's quite close. This week will likely see the end of this slow global rollout, meaning more bursts of users are on the way.

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4 days ago

How to fix 'Snapchat login temporarily failed' error on Android

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How do I fix login temporarily failed on Snapchat?

Unfortunately for users on Android devices, Snapchat has a habit of not always logging people into their accounts. While trying to open the app, some users have come across a message that reads:

"Oh no! Your login temporarily failed, so please try again later. If your login continues to fail, please visit https://support.snapchat.com/a/failed-login :)"

Snapchat has stated that Snapchatters using a rooted Android device may encounter this message more than others. While this is frustrating, there are a couple of other reasons this message could be appearing on your phone screen. Snapchat recommends three things to try if your login isn't working:

  1. Make sure you're using the official Snapchat app from the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Double check that your system clock and date is correct.
  3. Confirm that you have a valid Google Account on your Android device.

Once you verify that you have a valid Google Account, you can manually sync your account to your phone to make sure your Google Account is working.

How to sync and verify your Google Account on your Android phone

  1. Launch Settings from your home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer.
  2. Tap Accounts. You may have to scroll a bit to find it.
  3. Tap Add account.

    Launch Settings from the home screen and then tap accounts. Tap add account.

  4. Tap Google.
  5. Enter your email.
  6. Tap Next.

  7. Enter your password.
  8. Tap Next
  9. Tap Accept in the lower right corner.

  10. Tap Next in the lower right corner.
  11. Tap a payment information option.
  12. Tap continue in the lower right corner.

  13. Tap Google.
  14. Tap the more button; it's the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
  15. Tap Sync now.

If your Google account isn't valid, you may see a Sync Error message appear.

What do you think?

Is there a way you've tried that helps get rid of Snapchat's error message on your Android phone? Let us know what other techniques have worked for you and which ones haven't.

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4 days ago

Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes to India for ₹29,990

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Sony's 6-inch Xperia XA Ultra has made its debut in India for ₹29,990, with the phone available for purchase starting July 27. The handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, and offers 3GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.

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4 days ago

BT ordered by Ofcom to make Openreach a legally separate company

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BT has been handed a proposition by Ofcom to save breaking up with Openreach. The regulator has said BT could make Openreach become "a legally separate company" within the BT Group with its own board of directors. While these new positions would not be fulfilled by executives within BT, Engadget notes Ofcom would work with the company to select and remove appointments.

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