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3 weeks ago

4K movies start trickling into Google Play Movies ahead of official rollout

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We want to escape into the movies, and that means we need images as vivid, crisp, and clean as we can get them.

While 4K offerings for your fancy new TV and your Chromecast Ultra might be slim right now, soon we may have a real selection of 4K content as Google Play Movies starts slipping 4K content into its store. Right now, a few lucky users are able to see some 4K movies but don't go rushing for a concession stand just yet.

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3 weeks ago

Master Python Programming for just $29

Learning to program with Python is not exactly the easiest process out there, but it is something that developers will have to conquer. Whether you are currently a programmer / developer or are looking to become one in the near future, odds are that you still have tons to learn. Unfortuantely, learning usually takes a lot of time and costs a decent amount as well, making it hard at times to justify doing it.

It doesn't always have to be that way, though. Especially with amazing bundles like this Python Programming Pro bundle which gives you access to six great courses. From learning data analysis to programming with Python for beginners, these courses cover lots of information that you will find valuable.

The courses you'll find in this bundle include:

  • Data Analysis With Python and Pandas $37 Value
  • Learn Python Django From Scratch $37 Value
  • Python Web Programming $37 Value
  • Data Visualization with Python and Matplotlib $37 Value
  • Python Programming for Beginners $27 Value
  • Python Game Development - Create a Flappy Bird Clone $17 Value

If you were to buy all of these courses individually you'd pay nearly $200, but right now you can grab the bundle for just $29, which is quite a deal. By the time you complete all of these courses you should be well on your way to being able to start development of your own game or web app.

Don't miss out and then be forced to shell out the regular price of $200 for this bundle, you will thank yourself later.

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3 weeks ago

Juice up your Moto Z with this new mophie juice pack Moto Mod

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There's a new Moto Mod out there.

The Moto Z has many alluring features, but the ability to just pop a bigger battery on the back and instantly increase your range without the cumbersome wires of a portable battery pack or the fickle placement of a Qi charger is one of the most enviable.

Battery mods for the Moto Z family are great, but they aren't cheap, and they don't go on sale that often. Well, Verizon has put the mophie juice pack Moto Mod on sale for $79.99, and if you have a Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play, or one of Verizon's Droid versions, you should seriously consider picking one up.

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3 weeks ago

Google Pixel vs. Galaxy S7 video stabilization test: Does OIS make a difference?

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Pixel XL vs GS7 edge

How does the Pixel's crazy gyro-based stabilization compare to the Galaxy S7's OIS?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel take radically different approaches to stabilizing your videos. On the GS7, you've got traditional optical image stabilization — a hardware feature that cushions the camera module to make video more stable, while also helping out with still shots in darker conditions. In addition, there's traditional software-based video stabilization available in the Settings menu.

On the Pixel, there's no physical stabilization — instead, Google's digital stabilization works with the phone's gyroscope to stabilize footage, with surprisingly great results.

So how do these differing approaches compare? Let's take a look.

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3 weeks ago

Google Pixel lens flare: What it is, and how to avoid it

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Google Pixel XL camera

There's a "problem" hitting Pixel phones: camera lens flare.

One thing is clear: when you're taking pictures with your Pixel of scenes that have one main source of bright light, you can often see what's known as "lens flare." It is definitely A Thing, but how widely this is happening and how unusual it is compared to other cameras (phone or not) is rather overblown.

To better understand what lens flare is, how it happens and how to help avoid it when shooting with your Pixel, we have a comprehensive explanation for you. Read on.

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3 weeks ago

How to fix Galaxy S7 battery life problems

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The Galaxy S7's battery is bigger than before, but you still don't want to waste what you have.

The eternal quest for longer battery life in smartphones continues on, as evermore efficient chips and bigger batteries are in a battle with new software, apps, features and big screens. You want your phone to do everything, but also do it for a very long time — and those things are at odds, especially if you don't want to be chasing around a wall outlet everywhere you go.

The Galaxy S7's 3000 mAh battery is bigger than last year's Galaxy S6 and offers really solid battery life, actually, but if you consistently find your GS7 coming up short at the end of the day we have a handful of tips for you to get the most out of what battery you have.

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3 weeks ago

Amazon rolls out early Black Friday Alexa-exclusive deals

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Alexa, what are your deals?

Amazon has started offering early Black Friday deals that can be purchased only through Alexa. Just ask the voice assistant "Alexa, what are your deals?" on the Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Fire TV or the Fire HD tablet, and you'll receive a list of all the items on sale. Alternatively, you can also head to the dedicated deals page on Amazon to find all the items on sale.

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3 weeks ago

Download the OnePlus 3T wallpapers straight from the artist who made them

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OnePlus 3T wallpapers

Illustrator tells the story of how OnePlus's latest backdrops came to life.

OnePlus has become known for its unique and stylish wallpapers, thanks to the work of artist Hampus Olsson. For the upcoming OnePlus 3T, the company once again teamed up with the Swedish illustrator to bring to life four striking new abstract backgrounds.

And although the phone isn't out yet, you can already download all of them, in full 1080p resolution, from Olsson's personal site.

In today's blog post, Olsson tells how a summer traveling in Europe inspired his latest work for OnePlus:

I went around town looking for inspiration at various art galleries. On the way, I found a great art supply store where I bought myself lots of ink, acrylics, mediums, brushes and papers. It was incredibly fun, they had everything I needed! I then rented an apartment for a couple of days, where I experimented and used up all the materials I had bought, leaving the apartment filled with art, covering the whole floor so that I had to jump over the artworks to be able to navigate around.

Check out the full story, along with the wallpapers themselves, over on the artist's blog.

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

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3 weeks ago

Three UK data breach lets criminals intercept customers' upgrade orders

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Three UK store

Three men arrested as police probe 'unlawful interception' of phones.

Three British men have been arrested and bailed as part of a police investigation into a data breach at network operator Three UK, BBC News reports. But far from being your average hack of customer data intended to harvest financial details, the group responsible accessed a database of customers due a phone upgrade, then used this information to "unlawfully intercept" their upgrade orders through store burglaries and other means.

More than 400 handsets stolen over a four-week period.

In a press release issued today, Three said that over the process had been going on over the past four weeks, during which time "400 high value handsets" were stolen through burglaries of stores, while eight phones were "illegally obtained through the upgrade activity."

Three insists customers' financial details were not compromised during the initial data breach, adding that it's taken measures to strengthen its security and prevent similar issues in future. The perpetrators used valid staff logins to access its upgrade systems, Three says.

This method is fairly unsophisticated by the standards of other high-profile data breaches, which target personal details and financial data like credit card and bank account numbers. Instead what's notable in this case is the use of compromised customer info to steal real world goods, which would presumably then be sold on.

Three says it's investigating how many customers may have been affected, and will be contacting them as soon as possible.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung updates Galaxy S7 Nougat beta with Facebook fix

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Galaxy S7 Nougat beta

No other changes in this build, Samsung says, but more beta updates will follow.

Samsung is starting to roll out an update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android 7.0 beta participants, fixing an issue which caused the Facebook app to crash. The 92MB over-the-air update is going out now to European Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F) owners, and other models are likely to follow soon.

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3 weeks ago

Gear S3 to support Samsung Pay even without a Samsung phone

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Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay confirms to AC that the service will work on Gear S3 when paired with any Android 4.4+ phone.

While most of the Gear S2's features work just fine when paired to a non-Samsung phone, Samsung Pay was off-limits unless your watch was paired to a Galaxy device. On the upcoming Gear S3 watches, it looks like that's no longer the case. The Samsung Pay Twitter account has confirmed to AC that the service will work just fine on the watch, when paired with any phone running KitKat or above.

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3 weeks ago

LeEco's Black Friday sale offers up Le Pro3 phone for $279, 65-inch Super4 TV for $1099

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If you want a big TV or an inexpensive phone, LeEco's Black Friday deals are for you.

LeEco's first Black Friday sale since launching in the U.S. kicks off the morning of November 25 and runs all the way to midnight on November 28, offering up steep discounts on its two phone sand range of 4K TVs. Similarly to its flash sales, you'll need to sign up for its LeRewards program (it's free) in order to get access to these extra Black Friday discounts, but unlike the flash sales these Black Friday deals run the entirety of the four days, rather than simply while supplies last.

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3 weeks ago

Password manager Enpass now working seamlessly on Chromebooks, including browser autofill

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Keeping your passwords safe and synced is just as important on a Chromebook.

Password manager Enpass has just released an update to include complete support for Chromebooks, following a couple of initial teasers as the Google Play Store started rolling out to Chrome OS. With the latest update you can install Enpass on your Chromebook and have access to all of your secure passwords and information, and of course any changes or additions you make will be synced back to your other devices.

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3 weeks ago

AT&T subscribers can now send text messages through Amazon Echo

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Alexa, text Mom: I need money to buy an Echo.

AT&T is the first carrier to launch a "skill" on Amazon's Echo platform, allowing its subscribers to dictate text messages through the always-listening assistant.

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3 weeks ago

Grab a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S7, or S7 edge case for just $7

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The folks at Caseology are currently offering a variety of cases for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S7, or S7 edge for just $7 at Amazon with a coupon code. Whether you are looking for something clear or something protective, there is likely a case here that will meet your needs. Each case has its own coupon code that you will need to be sure to use depending which one you end up wishing to purchase.

You will need to make sure that you are picking the option that is fulfilled by merchant and not fulfilled by Amazon. If the coupons don't work for you the first time, be sure to check your seller option and they should work. Quantities here are limited on each coupon code, so if you are interested in one of them you will want to act quickly.

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 edge

Galaxy S6 edge+

This deal won't last long, so be sure to grab the one that you are interested as soon as you can. If you were able to grab one, drop a comment and let us know which one you picked up!

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