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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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 days ago

Huawei P9 to make its debut in India on August 17

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Huawei has sent out invitations to the media for an event on August 17, where the manufacturer is expected to launch the Huawei P9 in the country. We may also see the P9 Plus make its debut in the country.

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2 days ago

Poll shows just how addictive Pokémon Go is in Canada

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Canada's Global News commissioned an Ipsos poll to find out just how pervasive Pokémon Go has become since its debut earlier this month, and as you'd expect, three out of ten players agreed that it was "taking over their lives." The study found that nearly 30% of Canadian users (out of 1,100 users participating in the poll) were skipping their day-to-day activities to catch pokémon.

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2 days ago

Prisma: Blank notification appearing after using the app? Here's the fix!

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Prisma notification

If you're seeing an empty Prisma notification that you can't swipe away, you're not alone. Fortunately there's an easy fix.

As Prisma for Android becomes more popular, a handful of bugs in the AI-enabled photo app are starting to emerge. One of the most confusing glitches has to do with an empty notification that'll show up in your notification after using the app. On most versions of Android it's not obvious which app is creating the notification, and it can't be dismissed normally, so it'll just sit there — pretty frustrating.

Fortunately there's an easy fix.

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2 days ago

Opera Mini's new video download feature aims to help you save even more data

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Opera Mini just got a whole lot more useful if you consume a lot of video on the go.

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2 days ago

Amazon Prime finally makes its way to India, 60-day trial available

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Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in India. The service offers free (and unlimited) one-day and two-day delivery options across 100 cities in India, with no minimum order amount required for delivery.

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2 days ago

You can buy the Samsung Gear 360 camera at the Lollapalooza music festival

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Lollapalooza will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular music festival this weekend by joining in the virtual reality trend, with some help from Samsung. That includes offering festival goers a chance to buy the Samsung Gear 360 camera.

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2 days ago

Best cases for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

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Best cases you can buy today for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus

What are the best cases you can buy today for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus?

The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are still pretty new on the market, but savvy case designers are keeping up with these latest offerings from Motorola. We'll keep updating as more cases become available, but in the meantime we've got some great suggestions to match your new phone.

Orzly FlexiCase

Orzly FlexiCase

The FlexiCase from Orzly is made of flexible silicone gel, so it's easy to install and won't move around on you. The slim fit won't add bulk to your Moto G4 or G4 Plus, but the non-slip gloss finish makes the phone much easier to grip.

All of your ports, buttons, and screen features remain available while the case is on. The case is available in a clear finish, or you can choose colors like black, blue, red, or purple. Orzly is well-reviewed and popular with Motorola users, and the FlexiCase is a great example of why.

If you're looking for a stylish case that you can keep a grip on without adding bulky bumpers onto your phone, the Orzly FlexiCase is for you.

See at Amazon

Cimo Premium Slim Protective case

Cimo Premium Slim Protective case

There are six color variations of the case from Cimo, including solid colors or clear and color hybrids. Want to look a little more polished with a matte finish? Go for the solid. Want to have a little fun? Grab the clear back and colorful bumper combination.

The anti-slip TPU provides better grip in your hands and extra protection against the everyday bumps and jostles you can't avoid. The case provides slightly raised bezels to help keep your screen safe from hard surfaces if you tend to place your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus face down.

The Cimo cases don't block any buttons or functions, and at its reasonable price point, you might want to snag more than one.

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KuGi Moto G 4th generation case

KuGi Moto G 4th generation rose gold case

If colorful cases aren't your thing, KuGi has a clear case designed with you in mind. Show off the original look of your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus with a slim, clear, protective case that you can amp up just a tiny bit with hints of color, like the Rose Gold tint pictured here.

KuGi's case features a hard plastic backing with a soft bumper frame, perfect for keeping a good grip on your phone. The coating is scratch-resistant so it won't start to look muddied or discolored after some wear and tear.

For simplicity, protection, and quality, KuGi's case is an easy choice.

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CoverON Chrome Series case

CoverON Chrome Series case

There's something about chrome that looks so good on the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. The Chrome Series case from CoverON is a unique case that gives your phone that little extra something.

The faux metal look is brushed, industrial, and classic. The two-piece backing is made of rubber and hard plastic, but it's not going to add weight to your phone; it's only going to look heavy. The material combination protects against the little bumps and shocks that happen from time to time, and the case fits nicely over a screen protector.

If you want that heavy look with a light feel, the CoverOn Chrome Series will do the trick.

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Abacus24-7 wallet with flip cover

Abacus24-7 wallet flip cover

Your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus usually travels with your cards and your cash, right? The wallet with flip cover by Abacus24-7 has a stylish look and keeps all your necessities in one handy case.

It comes in four colors and is made of vegan synthetic leather that's durable and feels like the real deal. There are pockets for three credit cards, including one with a clear window that's perfect for your ID, and there's a separate spot for your cash. Your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus will stay secure and the screen will be protected.

For the classic look of a wallet with all the little extras that you need when you're on the go, the wallet case from Abacus24-7 is an excellent option.

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Begoos sleeve case

Begoos sleeve case

How about a totally different approach to a case for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus? Check out this creative offering from Begoos, a unique, handmade case that can be custom made to fit your phone, even if you're thinking of using an additional slim case for everyday use.

The sleeve is made of dark denim on the outside, which is durable, and soft cotton on the inside with a padded layer of fleece to protect your phone. It features an additional external pocket that's ideal for cards, cash, or even your earbuds. A handy magnetic closure keeps everything nicely in place.

If you want something entirely different with a handmade touch, check out the sleeves from Begoos.

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Are you using one of our recommended cases for your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus? Tell us how you like it, or if you've found another that's list-worthy, shout it out in the comments below.

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2 days ago

Netflix is popular, but most of you subscribe to more than one service

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Watching television on an app doesn't mean it's the only place you're watching.

In last week's poll we asked how you prefer to watch your television and movies. We live in a world filled with options for how you want to watch. You can keep using cable, download an app like Netflix or Hulu, or even grab yourself a Tivo to record your shows off of cable so that you can watch them at your leisure later.

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2 days ago

CEO of Cyanogen says it will remain an OS company [Update]

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Kirt McMaster, the CEO of Cyanogen, has denied recent reports that the company is switching its strategy to apps, saying, "We are an OS company and our mission of creating an Open Android stands."

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2 days ago

Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest

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Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that's currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new "areas of interest".

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