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2 weeks ago

Verizon apparently down in much of Florida

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It's not just you. Verizon Wireless — and in particular the voice end of things — apparently is down in much of Florida. Twitter is aflame. Our inbox is all lit up.

We've shot an email to Verizon to see what's up and will update if and when we hear back. But hopefully they're working on fixing that instead of wasting time on us.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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2 weeks ago

The Honor 5X starts rolling out to Best Buy stores

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Best Buy has announced that the Honor 5X is now rolling out to its retail stores across the United States. The company hopes to have the 5X out in 590 of its stores by Sunday, June 19. The phone starts at $199.99 unlocked, and comes in gray, silver, and gold.

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2 weeks ago

Which specs are the most important to you when choosing a phone?

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No matter how much you love your current phone, the time will come when you need to replace it. When day time finally arrives, you'll have more options than you know what to do with. Trying to decide on a phone is a big decision, and that's at least partially because you need to decide what specs, or features, on a phone matter the most to you.

That brings us to this week's poll, we want to know which specs matter the most to you when choosing a phone. There's plenty to consider — maybe you want a higher resolution screen, or access to Hi-Fi audio. With that in mind we've given you 9 options for the poll, covering everything from screen resolution, storage, processing power and camera tech. Hit the poll and let us know!

What is the most important spec when choosing a phone?

Is it hard to decide when it comes to choose a new phone? Is it specs or presentation matter more? Pop in to the comments and let us know how you feel!

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2 weeks ago

Rhapsody is going back to 1999 and rebranding itself as Napster

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The music streaming service Rhapsody has announced plans to rebrand itself as Napster. The old, and infamous, music sharing service was founded in 1999 and its brand was bought by Rhapsody in 2011.

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2 weeks ago

How to give your Android phone a Microsoft makeover

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Bringing the look, feel and functionality of Microsoft's ecosystem to your Android phone.

Windows Phone is in an odd place right now — an argument could be made Windows Phone's been in a weird place for a few years now — and whether you have come to Android for more apps, or more consistent experiences, or better hardware, you're here in the Android ecosystem now. But that doesn't mean you have to kiss all your Microsoft and Windows services goodbye.

Whether you're looking to recreate as much of your Windows Phone experience as you can, or you just want to see what Redmond can offer Mountain View, we've got the guide for you. Some devices offer more Microsoft services out of the box, from Cyanogen OS on the OnePlus One to Microsoft productivity suite on the Samsung Galaxy S7 — but there's plenty out there besides.

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2 weeks ago

The OnePlus 3 is now on sale from the OnePlus website

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After a brief period of exclusivity in the 'Loop' VR experience, anyone can now buy a OnePlus 3.

There's no invite required to buy a OnePlus 3, and just in case you didn't have a VR headset available to get your order in through that immersive store, you can now head to the OnePlus online store from your computer to place an order. Further, OnePlus is making its latest smartphone available in dozens of countries right at launch — yet again a far cry from its previous launch experiences.

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2 weeks ago

You can now use Facebook Messenger to send and receive text messages

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If you're constantly switching between Facebook Messenger and text message conversations, Facebook is making your life a little bit easier. Facebook Messenger for Android can now send and receive both SMS and MMS messages alongside Facebook conversations, and you can set it as your default SMS application.

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2 weeks ago

Google Fiber could be coming to Dallas

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Google has announced that Dallas could be getting the company's Google Fiber TV and 1Gbps internet service.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus 3 available right away in the UK for £309 unlocked

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OnePlus 3

Rather than wait for availability to roll out, OnePlus is launching its latest flagship, the OnePlus 3, on Day One in the UK. The high-specced phone with a fresh new aluminum design picks right up where the OnePlus 2 left off, stepping up the features and overall experience without a big bump in price. There's just one model this year, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, in a silver color, and it'll set you back £309 — and of course that's completely unlocked.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus 3 comes to Canada: $519 unlocked, available on Day 1

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Rather than stagger the rollout and make people wait for invites, OnePlus is launching its new OnePlus 3 simultaneously around the world — including Canada as a launch country. As we've come to expect, the price is going to seem just a little high in Canada compared to the prices in the U.S. and Europe.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus 3 review: Finally all grown up

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The quick take

OnePlus is finally ready to join the big leagues with the OnePlus 3. Gone are the days of justifying missing features with a cheap price, and no longer can we give it a pass for its upstart-style of operation. The OnePlus 3 is the real deal, ready to be compared and evaluated as the flagship phone that it is. It isn't going to wow you with oodles of new features or headline-grabbing, never-before-seen experiences — it's just a downright great smartphone, and that's precisely what most people are looking for.

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2 weeks ago

Spec showdown: OnePlus 3 versus the 2016 flagship competition

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See how the new OnePlus 3 compares to the leading devices of 2016.

Each time a new top-end phone comes out, there's no shortage of comparisons to be made. From software to camera to design, we can debate all day — but there's less wiggle room when you look at the straight-up spec sheets between the phones. There's no doubt that the OnePlus 3 is aiming to compete with the highest of the high-end phones out today, and so we've compiled a comparative spec table to show you how all of the line items stack up.

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2 weeks ago

Spec comparison: OnePlus 3 vs. OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One

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We're now in our third year of OnePlus flagships — here's how the full set of specs from each generation stack up.

Three years in, and we can start to see some patterns in the specs that OnePlus values in its phones. Some things haven't changed, like sticking to a 5.5-inch screen, a top-end processor and available 64GB of internal storage. Other specs have bumped up, with the OnePlus 3 having double the RAM of the original OnePlus One, as well as a higher-resolution camera, and a few additional specs like NFC, USB-C and fast charging support.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus 3 specs

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Just about every line item is filled here.

OnePlus has always been known for offering solid specs for an affordable price, and the OnePlus 3 is no exception. The difference this time around is that there aren't as many "gotcha" missing little features — this is a stacked spec sheet for sure.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus 3 announced: Aluminum body, 6GB RAM and $399 invite-free

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OnePlus 3

The latest high-end device from OnePlus takes things to a new level, and its highest price point yet.

After weeks of teases and a handful of solid leaks, we finally have the official announcement of the OnePlus 3, the latest in the high-end-but-affordable line of phones from OnePlus. The OnePlus 3 aims to carry on the legacy of its predecessors with all of the big specs and performance that you expect out of a flagship phone, but for a lower price — and has always been the case, you get great performance and a simple software experience.

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