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55 min ago

LG G Pad X8.3 is receiving Marshmallow on Verizon

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Verizon has started rolling out Marshmallow to the LG G Pad X8.3. Bumping the software version on the tablet up to VK81522A, those with the G Pad X8.3 will be able to enjoy new features and functionality as part of the Android release.

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2 hours ago

Huawei P9 available at giffgaff for just £369

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UK network giffgaff has commenced sales of the Huawei P9 with Leica-certified optics. Ready for purchase online, the unlocked smartphone can be bought for £369. (That's considerably less than the usual £450 asking price.) Since giffgaff does not deal with contracts, you'll need to pick up a PAYG SIM that will provide you with the required amount of data.

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This thin clear case makes a great addition to your Galaxy S7 edge for just $19.95

Cases can sometimes prevent you from being able to show off the natural beauty of your Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung’s ultra thin clear case helps prevent scratches and keeps it looking nice, without taking away from the overall appearance of the phone. You can show your protected phone off for just $19.95 today!

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4 hours ago

Xiaomi Mi Max shows up at TENAA with 6.4-inch FHD display, 4000mAh battery

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The Xiaomi Mi Max is all set to make its debut on May 10, and after an image of the phone leaked earlier this week, we're now treated to a TENAA listing that gives us an idea as to what to expect when it comes to the specs.

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5 hours ago

Play Store carrier billing is now live for Idea Cellular subscribers in India

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Play Store carrier billing is now available for Idea Cellular subscribers in India. The carrier has partnered with Bango to enable Direct Carrier Billing through the service's payment platform, giving its 182 million customers the ability to charge app, game, music, and movie purchases from the Play Store to their monthly phone bill.

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6 hours ago

LeEco starts selling accessories directly in India

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LeEco has set up its own e-commerce portal in India, and has started to sell accessories directly to consumers in the country. Dubbed LeMall, the portal is currently offering Leme Bluetooth Headphones, Letv All-Metal Earphones, and Letv Reverse In-Ear Headphones.

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14 hours ago

Best cases for the HTC 10 (so far)

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HTC 10 Ice View

HTC's new flagship is handsomely designed. Protect it from bumps and scratches.

Like any responsible phone owner, you're probably considering a case for your HTC 10. It's a brand new phone and you want to keep it as pristine as possible for as long as possible.

With a new phone, it can be hard to find a good case because not everyone is jumping onboard the new phone train, so reviews are limited. For the most part, we're seeing TPU cases galore, but there are a few rubber and wallet cases and there'll likely be many more to come upon the phone's release.

We've rounded up the best cases (so far) for your gorgeous new HTC 10 that'll hopefully keep it looking like new until the HTC 11 comes out!

HTC Ice View

HTC Ice View

We'll start with the coolest case you can buy for your HTC 10, which is HTC's own Ice View. With the One M9, HTC had the Dot View to give us a peek at what's happening on the phone. Ice View adds more detail to match the 10's cleaned-up design.

The flip cover allows you to interact with your phone in so many ways that some people might not even need to lift it. You can take photos, read texts, control volume and music, turn on the flashlight, and tons more. Plus, the Ice View supports third party notifications like Instagram, Google+, and more.

If you struggle with covering up such a pretty phone but still want it protected, you might as well cover it up with a case that's super cool and offer a ton of functionality on top of that protection.

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Cimo Premium Slim Fit

Cimo Premium Slim Fit

A great standard for anyone who want a simple, minimal case that offers solid protection without breaking the bank, Cimo does it again. It's got a tactile, satisfying grippy feeling and leaves all the essential ports and buttons open.

The beveled front edge leaves you worry free when leaving your HTC 10 facedown and the slim design means no unnecessary bulk in your pocket. If you're looking for a case just because you know it's the right thing to do, then Cimo is a solid place to start.

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Tauri Premium Ultra Slim

Tauri Premium Ultra Slim

Tauri is all about the TPU case and they do it quite well. This is yet another offer that won't add much bulk to your HTC 10, but will help it feel solid and protected. A soft shell like this is shock absorbent and won't slip out of your hands. Tauri offers the Ultra Slim in a few different colors, so you can grab one to match your style, while remaining minimal.

The Premium Ultra Slim is quite flexible, so putting it on and taking it off your HTC 10 will be easy peasy, but try not to take it off too much because it could be come a little loose due to stretching. Also consider that, when buying the lighter gray case, you may notice a little bit of yellowing over time, since that's what happens to TPU when it absorbs sunlight.

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Vinve Folio

Vinve Folio

Looking for a folio case that doubles as a stand for your HTC 10? Check out Vinve's Folio case made of PU leather. It's simple, but offers a cover for your screen without having to fiddle with a finicky screen protector (which don't fit many new phones due to their curved screens).

The flip cover folds back on the spine to become a handy stand for hands-free video-watching, reading, or video-calling. The case is cut well, so that all the important buttons and ports are available without feeling like you're leaving your phone open to damage. The leather texture also feels great and won't slip.

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Love Ying Crystal Clear Ultra

Love Ying Crystal Clear Ultra

Another great TPU cover that offers minimal bulk with cushioned shock absorbency is the Love Ying Crystal Clear. Like Tauri, Love Ying offers as view different colors to match your style; theirs are a little more vibrant and playful.

The cover is raised both on the front and the back, so you're not putting your HTC 10 down right on its screen or right on the camera lens, which is a nice feature if you happen to drop it flat. It's dust and scratch resistant and fits like a glove.

As with other TPU cases, just be aware that your case may yellow over time thanks to the Sun. Also be careful putting it on your HTC 10 and taking it off too much, since it might stretch and stop fitting so well. Other than that, it's a great way to protect your phone without adding a ton of bulk or breaking the bank.

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What do you think?

When you get your HTC 10, let us know which case is your favorite by sounding off in the comments below!

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15 hours ago

Marshmallow update heads out to Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact in Canada

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15 hours ago

Snag a refurbished 32GB Nexus 5 for $140

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The Nexus 5 may be growing long in the tooth, but it's still worth checking out if you know what you're getting into.

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16 hours ago

Best cheap cases for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge clear case

Protecting your phone doesn't have to mean you break the bank

Purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge may have you already looking at your bank account with tears in your eyes. If that's the case the most important protection for your phone may be the cheapest.

We live in a world where cases can get expensive pretty quick — especially when they've got the word "Galaxy" involved. But you might be surprised what you can find for just $10, and we've rounded up some of the best for you here.

EasyACC

EasyAcc's clear case is nothing special to look at. It's made out of TPU, which has plenty of give but retains its shape. If you are partial to that super grippy feel of rubber this would the case for you.

This case is transparent, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of your phone in its natural state. The edges around the front of the phone are slightly raised to help prevent damage to the screen when it's laying down on a flat surface.

TPU will absorb light super easily which can cause color discoloration, this is know as "yellowing." The color of this case will likely morph more and more yellow over time, especially if it's in the sun a lot.

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ArtMine window view wallet case

This case is pretty much the cheapest option out there, coming in at typically under $2.

It's a wallet case which means it has one card slot so you can always have your bank card or some cash at the ready, and the front cover flips over the screen of the phone to offer some additional protection. However, It has a big square hole in the front so it's definitely not the most protective case, but it is a good way to always be able to see the time.

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Spigen Exact-Fit

This simple, hard polycarbonate shell easily fits around the Galaxy S7 edge and will protect the phone from minor scratches to to back and sides. A little bit of a lip above the screen will protect the phone when it's laying down flat.

The edges of the Galaxy S7 edge are a little more exposed than you may like, especially at the bottom of the phone around the headphone jack and charging port. So it probably wouldn't be wise to use this case if you bump your phone against a lot of things.

All-in-all Spigen's Exact-Fit case is a basic case that will offer you a small amount of protection.

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Abacus wallet case

Yet another wallet case in our roundup of cheap cases, but this one packs a little more of a punch in terms of features.

Card slots on the front, inside of the flip cover offer you the ability to carry your important bank cards or cash around with ease and it even have a clear card slot that is perfect for your photo ID. It's made out of synthetic leather but, it does give the phone a nice unified look, so if you like that simple style this case has that in spades.

You can also use the case as a kickstand, so you can watch all those funny YouTube videos of people jumping into pools of jello, or you know, whatever the kids watch these days.

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CoverON Atomic series

CoverON's Atomic series is a rugged, heavy duty case that is typically around $10. So if you are looking for something that can take a little bit of a beating and won't put you in the red, this could be the case for you.

The textured back on this silicone and polycarbonate case feels great in your hand and gives the phone a lot of grip. All the buttons and ports are easily accessible and all the edge features you get with the Galaxy S7 edge work as normal.

This rugged case also has a kickstand built-in to the case which is great for hands free operation; however, it is a little flimsy so if you aren't careful with it, it may fall off.

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Money not an issue?

If you haven't found that perfect case in this line up and money isn't really an issue for you checkout the best rugged cases we found for the Galaxy S7 edge.

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16 hours ago

Unlocked HTC 10 pre-orders are now shipping in the U.S.

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According to the official HTC USA Twitter account, unlocked HTC 10 pre-orders are now starting to ship out to customers.

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17 hours ago

A quick tip for sharing your pattern lock with someone

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Keeping your password private is important, but sometimes you need to permit temporary access.

There's a pair of sick kids at home. One wants to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the other wants to watch My Little Pony. Neither is willing to let the other go first, but you've got your spouse's tablet nearby and some headphones. Just as this minor conflict seems to reach its end, you notice there's a pattern lock on the tablet and you have no idea what the pattern is.

This happened in my house recently, and I was nearly 70 miles away with no clue how to discretely explain how to unlock my tablet from the meeting I was sitting in. And then it hit me — the trick to sharing patterns for unlocking your phone or tablet without confusing the person on the other end of the conversation.

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17 hours ago

Google Slides' new Q&A feature helps presenters engage with their audience

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In a bid to help presenters more easily connect with their audiences, Google Slides has received a new Q&A feature that encourages audience participation.

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17 hours ago

The ultra-rugged Kyocera DuraForce XD makes its way to T-Mobile on May 11 for $449

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The ultra-rugged Kyocera DuraForce XD will be available to T-Mobile customers starting May 11 for $449. If you are harsh on your phones, or work in an environment that puts your phone at risk daily, this may be the one for you. Featuring a large 5.7-inch display, the phone is IP68 water and dustproof. You can leave the phone in up to six feet of water for 30 minutes, and it will still function properly afterwards.

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18 hours ago

The LG G5 gets 360-degree wallpapers — and they're gorgeous

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This is the year when 360-degree photos and video hit the big time. And to that end, LG has now made 360-degree wallpapers available for the LG G5.

There's a lot of stuff going on when it comes to our home screens. Apps. Folders. Widgets. And for years we've had the option for live wallpapers — animations that can interact with our touch, or just show cool things. (Fun fact: We did this Super Mario live wallpaper video nearly six years ago.)

Now we've got 360-degree live wallpapers on the LG G5.

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