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5 days ago

7 things to know about the Sony Xperia X Performance

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Get to know the latest high-end phone from Sony.

The Sony Xperia X Performance isn't exactly blowing everyone away with its amazing quality or value, but every time a Sony phone comes to the U.S. it's at least an intriguing proposition. This time we're looking at a whole group of Xperia X phones, with the X Performance leading the pack as the super-high-end version, with a price to match.

And while the Xperia X Performance can be better described as a mixed bag than a smash hit, it's still one that people are looking at and trying to learn more about. If you're in that camp, you'll want to see these 7 things to know about the phone. Read on.

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5 days ago

Moto X Pure Edition now receiving its May security patch

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Motorola is now pushing out the May security update to the Moto X Pure Edition. The phone has not received an update since around February, so while this isn't the newest patch available, it is still great to see it get more secure. As for the release notes, Motorola only mentions the Android Security update, though it is likely that a few bugs have been squashed, or the performance of certain things will improve.

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5 days ago

Argos will stock Anywhere SIM cards that let you 'hop' between networks

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Argos and Anywhere SIM have teamed up to start selling SIM cards through the retailer in the UK. These SIM cards are unique by the fact they switch between O2, Vodafone and EE depending on which offers the strongest signal. The company plans to work hard at eliminating so-called "black spots" — locations where signal is hard to come by on specific networks. Should you travel to locations where it's difficult to enjoy a stable connection with your chosen UK network provider, you may wish to take a look at the Anywhere offering.

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5 days ago

Razer will launch its own Pokémon Go chat app

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Razer, a company best known for its gaming-focused PC peripherals, will be getting into the Pokémon Go business with a new chat app. Known as RazerGo, the app will allow Pokémon Go players to chat with other players nearby.

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5 days ago

BBC's new hub app brings together all your favorite content

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The BBC has launched a new app for iOS and Android that acts as a hub to bring together online iPlayer content, weather forecasts, recipes and more all in one place. While a myBBC account is required so the BBC can more conveniently track your use of the new app, it serves as your new centralized hub for all things BBC. Whether you're wanting to catch-up on your favorite original series or wish to check out tomorrow's forecast, you can do all this with BBC+.

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5 days ago

Sony Xperia X Performance now available from Unlocked-Mobiles

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If you're looking at channels to purchase the Sony Xperia X Performance, you're also in luck should you shop at Unlocked-Mobiles in the UK. The retailer has just shared with us that stock for the X Performance is now available for shipping. Priced at £599.98 (including VAT), this premium handset packs a punch and will be more than capable of handling anything you throw at it.

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5 days ago

Android Auto is heading to Koenigsegg, Lada, and Borgward

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Upcoming Koenigsegg, Lada, and Borgward cars will feature Android Auto in-car infotainment systems. Koenigsegg is the most notable addition in the list, with the luxury manufacturer joining the likes of Lamborghini and Maserati in supporting the platform.

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5 days ago

Here are all the deals from Xiaomi's anniversary sale in India

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Xiaomi is celebrating its two-year anniversary in the Indian market by offering a series of offers and flash sales starting July 20. The three-day sale will see the Mi 5 being offered for ₹22,999, down from ₹24,999, as well as daily flash sales through which you can get your hands on phones and accessories for as low as ₹1.

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5 days ago

Where do you watch television shows and movies?

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The days of using a cable provider as the only way to watch your favorite television shows and movies has passed us by.

We're living in an era where you have real choices as to where you get your content. From using Netflix to binge watch entire seasons of shows in just a few days, to using your TiVo to record your shows off of cable and watch them at your leisure.

Since you've got options now, we wanted to know where you choose to watch your television. With that in mind we've got seven options for you in this week's poll: "Netflix," "Hulu," "TiVo," "Chromecast," "Cable," "A combination of apps and services," and "An app or service not listed here."

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5 days ago

Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

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Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for "Verified" status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures.

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5 days ago

Deezer is now available for everyone in the U.S.

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Music streaming service Deezer is now widely available in the U.S., meaning that anyone can now sign up for the service. The Spotify and Google Play Music competitor was previously only available in the U.S. to those who signed up from Bose or Sonos, along with Cricket Wireless customers.

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6 days ago

We're giving away a Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands from StrapsCo!

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Smart watches are cool, and they're even better when you can customize them to make them fit your lifestyle and personality. Leather, nylon, mesh, or rubber, thick or thin, sporty, vintage, or classy; there are styles to suit every imaginable taste. We've teamed up with StrapsCo to give one of you a new Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands! Read on and see how to get yourself entered!

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6 days ago

Introducing Go Time — a Pokémon Go podcast!

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Sure on a technical level Pokemon Go is neat, but on a personal level it's something entirely new.

We've talked a lot about Pokémon Go recently. Some of you love it, a lot of you wish we'd be a little less excited about it, but the fact is there's a ton of people playing this game and many of us are actually enjoying the game. We've made new friends, had new adventures, explored parts of our cities we otherwise never would have, and in some ways become healthier human beings. Outside of the technical merits to the game or the explosive popularity, it's just plain fun to get out and enjoy something with new people.

It's a fun conversation to have, and we're going to keep having it in a slightly different format. Welcome to Go Time — a Pokémon Go Podcast!

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6 days ago

Watch Phil tonight on TWiT.tv's 'All About Android'

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Our own fearless leader Phil Nickinson will be the special guest on TWiT.TV's live video podcast "All About Android" tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).

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6 days ago

Cricket will sell the Alcatel Idol 4 on Aug. 5 for $200 with free VR goggles

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4 on August 5 for $199.99. It will be bundled with free VR goggles.

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