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3 days ago

How to set up the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Setting up a phone can feel like a chore, but understanding the first steps can make the rest of your time with it a breeze.

The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have the same setup process, which in itself isn't too far removed from what you'd encounter on a brand new Galaxy S6. Things have changed slightly, however, and Samsung has even added a couple steps to an already quite long setup process.

We're going to show you all of the high points of setting up a Note 5 or S6 edge, and make sure that you get your new phone started the right way.

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3 days ago

Hearthstone's Grand Tournament expansion is now available

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The Grand Tournament, the latest expansion for Blizzard's popular Hearthstone card game, is now available. The Tournament adds 132 new cards for players to collect or purchase. The new cards include an assortment of knights, spells, and more, offering new strategies in your card brawls.

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3 days ago

Cricket Wireless adds Canada Roaming, expands international calling to nine more countires

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Cricket Wireless is making a few additions to its international offerings. Customers now have an additional nine countries that they can call from the US, and those that frequently travel to Canada will now be able to use unlimited talk and text at no extra charge.

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3 days ago

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant now in public beta in U.S.

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The Cortana digital assistant for Android, which was released as a private beta by Microsoft in July, is now available as a public beta release for US users.

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3 days ago

Galaxy S6, S6 edge update from Sprint brings live broadcasting from Yahoo, Samsung Pay and more

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users on Sprint will be thrilled to see the carrier pushing an update which includes Samsung Pay prior to its beta period, and a month before its expected launch. Samsung Pay is set to make its US debut on September 28, so its interesting to see the carrier push the update a month early. The change log for this update includes:

  • Samsung Pay
  • Live broadcasting via Yahoo!
  • High Quality Audio (with Samsung headsets)
  • UI updates
  • Bug fixes

Samsung is hosting a beta for Samsung Pay in which select users can gain access to the mobile payment option beginning August 25. Samsung Pay aside, the update still brings a number of great additions to the phones, so be sure to check for your update now in the Settings menu. If you have already received the update, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks for the tip, pynkfloydd!

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3 days ago

Sprint expands Direct 2 You service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio and Seattle

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Sprint's recently launched phone delivery and set up service, Direct 2 You, has expanded to several new cities in the US, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio and Seattle. Ths newest expansion brings the service to 20 major metropolitan areas in the US.

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3 days ago

First look: Wileyfox teases a new Android handset

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With upstarts like OnePlus and Nextbit emerging in the past year, there's no shortage of new smartphone brands hoping to make it big selling directly to consumers. One of those is UK-based manufacturer Wileyfox, which will be revealing its first Android handset tomorrow. And what you see above is an exclusive first look at that device, with what appears to be a metal frame and plastic sides. It also looks like it's packing a traditional microUSB port and rear-facing speaker, in case you were wondering.

An all-new brand, Wileyfox is described by partner VentureSpring as "A new pure play mobile phone brand, sold online only, across Western Europe and North America."

That's all we know so far, but we'll be live from London tomorrow to bring you all the details of Wileyfox's first product launch.

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3 days ago

Purchase a HTC One M9 and get $100 in Google Play credit through October 31

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HTC is offering customers a $100 Google Play credit when purchasing an HTC One M9 now through October 31. Previously, HTC ran a similar promotion for customers who purchased a Verizon One M9, but this time it is not a Verizon exclusive deal. This time around, however, HTC is opening the promotion up to all carrier and unlocked models of the One M9.

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3 days ago

Oppo unveils the super-thin R5s with increased storage and RAM

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Oppo has announced the R5s, an upgraded successor to the original super-thin R5. The company has worked its magic with the amount of RAM and internal storage available, ensuring you'll be able to get things done with speed and store all your favorite selfies.

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3 days ago

You can now install MIUI 7 on your Xiaomi smartphone

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Following Xiaomi's MIUI 7 launch event last week, beta builds of the global ROM are available to download for the Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G.

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3 days ago

Huawei's Nexus smartphone shows off metal exterior in new leaked photos

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New leaked photos have emerged online revealing what seems to be a Huawei Nexus prototype. Previous rumors and reports have pointed to the Chinese manufacturer working with Google to produce the next Nexus phone — the larger of two possible models this year. This could well be our first proper look at this year's larger Nexus, rumored to pack a 5.7-inch display.

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3 days ago

10.1-inch G Pad II set for an unveil at IFA with Snapdragon 800, Android 5.1.1

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After announcing the 8-inch model in the G Pad II series in its home market, LG has mentioned that it will launch the 10.1-inch variant next month at the IFA conference in Berlin. Following its official debut, the tablet will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled variants in Asia, North America and Europe.

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4 days ago

Weekly poll results: Our next has to have a great camera

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Quick charge

From time to time we ask which feature is the most important to everyone when it comes to buying a new Android phone. We did it again last week, and the results are in.

The most important feature, as in the one that got the most votes, was a great camera.

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4 days ago

Gadgets of the week: OnHub router, iBackPack and more!

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So many toys, so little time.

Every week, we round up the hottest in wearables, Bluetooth audio, and other Android-friendly accessories. There are a few goodies in particular on the plate this go-around: the OnHub router promises to whisk your Wi-Fi woes away, while the iBackPack crams more technology into a bag than should be reasonably allowed. There are plenty more Android gadgets than that to check out. Dive in!

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4 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Libib, Fleksy, Project Fi and more

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apps of the week

Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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