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5 days ago

Instagram announces full support for multiple accounts

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Following recent reports that it was testing the feature, Instagram has officially announced that it is rolling out full support for multiple accounts. Starting this week, users will be able to log into multiple accounts at once, and easily switch between them within the Instagram app for Android and iPhone.

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5 days ago

A curvier Samsung Galaxy S7: Promises and pitfalls

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The Galaxy S7's curved back could conceal more space for a curved battery, though at the cost of durability.

Today we got our first look at what might be the back of a Samsung Galaxy S7. The handset seems to have broken cover over on Vietnamese site ReviewDao, appearing substantially curvier than its predecessor, with an almost dome-like back panel. That's in contrast to the flat back of the Galaxy S6 and the left-to-right curve of the Galaxy Note 5. Hours later, the front of the Galaxy S7 edge surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo, showcasing a similar curve around the front.

This might not be a design revolution for Samsung, but it is an interesting step up from its first metal and glass efforts. So what could it all mean? We've assembled a few initial thoughts down below.

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5 days ago

Gionee launches the metal-clad S6 in India for ₹19,999

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Gionee has announced its first VoLTE enabled smartphone, the Gionee S6, in India. With 4G LTE + VoLTE connectivity, the company claims to offer 40% better speech quality with the S6.

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5 days ago

Google Store $50 Nexus 5X discount ends on Feb. 12

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Google has been offering a $50 discount on the Nexus 5X for a few weeks already, and now the company has announced that the discount will end on Feb. 12. If you have been eyeing the Nexus 5X, and like to save some extra money, you will want to make your purchase prior to Feb. 12, so you can take advantage of the sale.

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5 days ago

Wade Wilson doesn't give a sh*t about this Deadpool Theme for Android

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Hide the children and the chimichangas! Deadpool is coming!

The Merc with the Mouth is finally getting the screen time and saucy treatment he deserves! And in honor of our favorite fourth-wall-breaking super-powered anti-hero, we at AC want to help you deck your phone in Deadpool awesome. Today's theme is a little refined, a little playful, and all Android amazingness. Here's what you'll need for today's theme:

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5 days ago

The Pagaré smart band could add NFC payments to the Pebble Time

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You may soon be able to pay for purchases with your Pebble Time smartwatch thanks to a startup known as Fit Pay and their smart watch strap. The Pebble Time line of watches can accept straps and bands that add functionality to the watch, and the Pagaré strap, currently on Kickstarter, is meant to add NFC payments. You can store all of your cards in the Paragé Pebble app, with the hope of offering both a convenient and secure payment option.

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5 days ago

Google is reportedly working on advanced virtual reality headsets for Android

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Google is reportedly working on advanced virtual reality headsets for Android-powered smartphones. According to a report by the Financial Times, the company is looking to challenge Oculus and HTC with a new device that will be the successor to Cardboard. It's believed to be similar to what Samsung and Oculus managed to launch for Galaxy handsets with the Samsung Gear VR.

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5 days ago

Sprint offers Galaxy S6 and Note 5 buyers $200 off with any working trade-in

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Sprint is pushing forward with another deal for those interested in Samsung's Galaxy S6 or Note 5 by giving a $200 credit with a working trade-in. That's right, as long as you own your current smartphone, and not lease it, you can bring it in to your local Sprint store and save $200 on the cost of a new Galaxy S6 or Note 5.

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5 days ago

Talon for Android gains quick actions, better tablet support and more

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Talon, the popular Twitter app for Android, has hit version 4.0 with a number of new features and improvements, including better support for tablets, quick actions, and more. The developer has also added an option for users to become "2016 Supporters" for Talon, letting them financially support the app beyond the initial price.

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5 days ago

Supposed leaked shot of the Galaxy S7 shows curved glass back and nearly flush camera [Update]

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Update: French blog Nowhereelse.fr has now posted an alleged in-hand picture of the front of the Galaxy S7 edge, which you can check out below:

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has yet to be announced by Samsung — and that should be kept in mind when looking at initial renders and live photos — but already we may have our first glimpse at what could be the next flagship smartphone from the company. If this image is indeed accurate, we're looking at a design that takes the familiar left-and-right-side curves of the Note 5 and adds a bit of top-and-bottom curve as well. In addition, the camera module appears to be nearly flush with the back; certainly much closer than on its predecessor.

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5 days ago

Google Hangouts uses peer-to-peer connections to help with call quality

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Google's Hangouts platform uses peer-to-peer connections during calls when possible to help with stability. Allowing for direct connections between two peers enables the company to provide a more stable service without having to route through servers.

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5 days ago

Snag Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank for just $8 with coupon code at Amazon

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Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon for just $8 with coupon code FVSA9NY2, a savings of 50 percent from its regular price. This battery pack is small and portable, but packs a large capacity inside to keep you charged on the go. While many other power banks have more than one USB output, Kmashi has opted to go with just one this time around, so you'll only be able to charge one smartphone, tablet or other electronic at a time.

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5 days ago

Feeling bored? You can now play chess within Facebook Messenger

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Facebook's Messenger is turning out to be a robust communications platform, boasting over 800 million users. Aside from staying connected with your friends and family, the messaging service has a hidden chess game that you can play from within a conversation window. All you need to do to get started is use the following command: @fbchess play.

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5 days ago

OnePlus 2 gets a permanent price cut to $349

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The 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2 is now available for $349 in the U.S. (down from $399), £249 in the U.K (from £289), and €345 (down from €399) in Europe. Decreasing component costs means that OnePlus is able to pass on the savings to customers.

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5 days ago

Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones

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Amazon India has notified buyers that they won't be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. The new policy is only applicable to mobile phones that are fulfilled by Amazon. Buyers will be eligible for getting the device replaced only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit, and not by citing the No longer needed option. The replacement is available for a duration of 10-days from delivery of the product.

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