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2 days ago

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review: Six months later

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 six months review

The Redmi Note 4 has held up really well after 6 months of use.

Six months after its release, the Redmi Note 4 is still one of the best phones in the budget segment in India. There are plenty of options in this category — the Moto G5 Plus is Motorola's best effort yet, and the Honor 6X is similarly great. Then we have the likes of Smartron, with its sophomore effort considerably better than its first phone, and Lenovo's Z2 Plus has aged very well.

I used the Redmi Note 4 for a month back when it launched in January and rotated it as a secondary device on and off for the last five months. One of the main advantages of the Redmi Note 4 is the 4100mAh battery, which gives it excellent standby time and at least a day's worth of use on a full charge. Read on to find out how the device has fared six months after its release.

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2 days ago

Snapdragon 836 in a Google Pixel 2 would be the least interesting thing about the phone

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Snapdragon 835 announcement

It's slightly faster.

The Google Pixel 2 might ship with revised internal hardware from Qualcomm in the form of a new processor, the Snapdragon 836. That's according to silicon rumormonger Fudzilla, which offers up the following plausible but completely unsurprising info, courtesy of its sources:

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2 days ago

You can now order the HTC U11 with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM

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The HTC U11 is getting a new model, and it's even better than before.

HTC's U11 flagship is one of the year's best phones so far, and the company is doing everything it can to get it into as many peoples' hands as possible. Starting today, July 25, you can order a 128GB version of the phone in the U.S. for $729, a $70 premium over the 64GB model that's been available since May.

Available from HTC.com as an unlocked model exclusively in "Amazing Silver", the 128GB model also comes with 6GB of RAM, which matches the model sold in China. With the extra memory and storage, the HTC U11 looks pretty future-proofed, a device that people will feel comfortable holding on to for a couple of years at least. It's also pretty great value against something like the Galaxy S8, which is sold unlocked $725 with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM (though it's on sale right now).

If you're looking for something a little less pricey, HTC is discounting some older devices until August 7. The HTC U Ultra is down to $499 (a $250 discount); the HTC 10 is down to $399 (a $300 discount); and the UA Healthbox is down to $220 (a $180 discount). Not bad, especially on the HTC 10, which has aged really well.

Recently, the HTC U11 received Alexa support to shore up its existing smart assistant features.

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3 days ago

Try some over-ear Bluetooth headphones for just $20 right now

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones.

If you've looked at buying inexpensive Bluetooth headphones before, you have probably seen Mpow come up in your results. The company has been making super-affordable Bluetooth headphones for a few years now, and people love them. Right now you can pick up a pair of over ear headphones for just $19.99 with coupon code AWTNX83J at Amazon.

This is a savings of $5 on the Bluetooth headphones that also come with a wire for when the battery runs out and you don't want to stop listening to the music.

  • Tune Out the World -- Dual 40mm large-aperture driver units and CSR chip provide faster transmission speed, lower latency, and better audio output. To have better Hi-Fi stereo music experience, please try diverse music genres and volume in sound test and make sure the ear cushions seal around your ears.
  • Built to Stay Comfort -- Padding with soft memory foam, the supple ear pads are wrapped by protein leather which simulates human skin texture. This lightweight headphone (only 6.56oz) also reduces pressure on your head and ears. The retractable headband can help you find the most comfortable wearing way.
  • More than "8-hr Battery Life", Bluetooth & Optional Wired Connection -- Pair fast and stay stable with your Bluetooth enabled device. The battery provides up to 8 hrs music playing time in 2-3 hrs full charge. Besides, Mpow Thor also has a backup audio port, you can use the provided audio cable to connect to your phones without worrying about running out of battery.
  • Built-in Mic and Hands-Free Call -- No need to worry about missing a call when you are away from the phone, you can answer or hang up your calls more freely via the buttons on the headphone(Bluetooth connection distance 33ft). BUT Please Note that the built-in microphone only works in the Bluetooth mode.
  • Collapsible and Portable Design -- These collapsible headphones can be folded down to a compact travel size if you need to put it in your bag. A headset bag is also provided.

If you think you're ready to take the plunge with a pair of Bluetooth headphones, this is a great way to try them for yourself. Be sure to grab a pair now, before the discount is gone.

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3 days ago

The latest Android O developer preview has a new Easter egg: 8 is for octopus

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Still no clue about what the "O" will stand for, but we do know an octopus has 8 legs.

We didn't expect the name for Android 8.0 to be revealed with the latest developer preview's Easter egg, so we're not disappointed. What we are seeing is almost as cool.

The 4th dev preview comes with a floaty-magic-physics-enabled octopus on a deep blue sea background. You can tap and touch and drag it around and see the new physics and acceleration features Google is using with Android O on your octopus friend.

To get there:

  • Open the Settings and scroll to System.
  • Open System and choose About phone.
  • Choose Android version and tap it over and over quickly.

You'll see the older circular Easter Egg. Tap the center a few times then long press on it.

You can use your finger to fling the octopus around, and rotating between portrait and landscape will change its size. Have fun tapping and pulling to see if google has hidden another layer of Easter Egg here ...

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3 days ago

This 5-port Quick Charge 3.0 desktop hub is a must-have at just $27

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on an Anker desktop charging hub!

Odds are that you have more than one gadget that needs to be charged on a daily basis, and that can be a painful process depending on how many electrical outlets you have available to you. Anker is looking to make things easier for you, and right now you can pick up the 5-port USB wall charger for just $26.99, a savings of around $10. This charging hub allows you to use only one electrical outlet while keeping up to 5 of your favorite devices charged up.

Two of the outlets are Quick Charge 3.0 so you can charge compatible electronics up to four times faster using those ports, and the other 3 have Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost to deliver the fastest charging speeds to everything else.

  • Charge Faster: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 combines with Anker's proprietary PowerIQ and VoltageBoost to deliver the fastest possible charge to almost any USB device.
  • Premium Design: Hard-wearing matte finish, high-gloss detailing, light-blue LED, and cool-blue USB ports combine to make this a truly premium charger.
  • Multi-Port Charging: 5 ports pump out 63W of power—enough for the whole family to simultaneously charge multiple devices at the highest speed possible.

This is a match of the lowest price we've seen for this charger, so be sure to grab one now if you are interested.

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3 days ago

OnePlus brings its custom OnePlus Launcher to Google Play

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OnePlus Launcher comes to the Play Store.

The lightly customized and well-liked OnePlus Launcher, which received some nice visual changes with the OnePlus 5 release, has been brought over to Google Play. But the listing is there not to open it up to every phone, but to speed up the process of updating the app outside of a full system update on OnePlus phones.

Along with the newly-public OnePlus Weather, the OnePlus Launcher lets the company add features to its popular Android home screen without having to wait for firmware updates which, though relatively frequent for the OnePlus 5, are still reserved for bigger feature refreshes.

The first public release doesn't claim to offer any new features beyond performance improvements and bug fixes, but we'd be surprised if it didn't add a few niceties in the coming weeks.

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3 days ago

How to deal with nausea when playing PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR might make you nauseous, but we've got some things to help.

VR has a habit of causing people to feel sick, or dizzy while playing. While it might be the newest kid on the VR block, even PlayStation VR can cause nausea, which can be a real bummer. However there are a few things you can do to help curb feeling sick while gaming, and we've got the details below.

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3 days ago

Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet's board of directors, continuing his rise in the company

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Sundar Pichai continues his rise in Google.

Google parent company Alphabet has announced that Sundar Pichai has joined its board of directors as the 13th member, and will continue his role as CEO of Google. Pichai has been at Google since 2004, and is just shy of his second anniversary as CEO. Joining Alphabet's board of directors is just yet another step in his ascension at the company, and naturally indicates how important the core Google business is to Alphabet as a whole.

Google co-founder and current Alphabet CEO Larry Page had this to say on the appointment:

Sundar has been doing a great job as Google's CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I'm excited that he is joining the Alphabet board.

Alphabet's board currently includes Page, his co-founder Sergey Brin, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and others.

Pichai has been integral in many of Google's big initiatives over the past few years, including global expansion of its products to new emerging markets, the heavy use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the expansion of Android to billions of active devices. Given his success, it's hard to see Pichai leaving Alphabet any time soon.

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3 days ago

Best Android Wear Smartwatch

Best overall

LG Watch Sport

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LG's Watch Sport has everything: a big, beautiful P-OLED display, a high-speed processor, NFC for Android Pay, LTE for independent connectivity, and a massive 430mAh battery. It's also the first smartwatch to ship with Android Wear 2.0 (though certainly not the last) which means that early adopters can benefit from all the platform's new features, including a refreshed interface and improved notifications.

It may be big, but the stainless steel chassis wears it well, and it hides a very accurate heart rate sensor on the back. At $349, it's not cheap, but it's worth it.

Bottom line: The LG Watch Sport is a big watch, but it's also big on features.

One more thing: If the Sport is too big, and too pricey, LG has another option, the sleeker LG Watch Style, for $249.

Why the LG Watch Sport is the best

The LG Watch Sport is a beast. It's big, heavy and expensive. And yet it's the best Android Wear watch out there right now, mainly because it packs so many features into one device. Want to pay with your watch? Go ahead. Want to use it independently to track a run using GPS? Sure, it can do that, too.

Android Central's Andrew Martonik summed it up nicely in his review:

Many technology enthusiasts will still be wooed into considering the LG Watch Sport, even at $349. The allure of a fresh smartwatch that fixes many pain points of previous Android Wear watches will be strong. It has a great display without a dreaded flat tire, a nice case that is, unfortunately, a bit too thick but has great build quality, and every feature you could want crammed inside.

The LG Watch Sport is for the wearable fan who wants to experience Android Wear 2.0 to the fullest right from the start, and see the latest Google has to offer on some great hardware from LG.

LG has a hit on its hands, despite the watch's size, and there is something encouraging about how much more capable it is than previous generations of watches.

Best for watch lovers

LG Watch Style

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As much as we love our former pick in this category, the Huawei Watch, LG's newest slim smartwatch, the Watch Style, gets our pick for a timepiece that best imitates a real watch. While it lacks the features of its more expensive and much larger kin, the Watch Sport, it makes up for it in sheer usability. The 1.2-inch POLED display is delightful, and Android Wear works really well on the spinning crown, which enables smooth scrolling without having to touch the display.

Bottom line: The Watch Style may be the best all-round Android Wear watch for the mainstream.

One more thing: It comes in three colors, including the always coveted rose gold.

Best mid-sized alternative

Huawei Watch 2 Classic

See at Amazon

It may not look much like the original Huawei Watch, but the Huawei Watch 2 Classic is the nicer, metal version of the company's new Android Wear series, and we like it a lot. A gorgeous, sharp 1.2-inch OLED panel and a comfortable leather wrist band make for plenty of enjoyment, plus the heart rate monitor and GPS let the Watch 2 Classic live on its own, sans phone, when you want to go on a run. We just wish that chronometer bezel could spin.

Bottom line: If you're looking for something like the LG Watch Sport in a much smaller package, this is the one for you.

One more thing: Wait until it's on sale on Amazon, where it gets discounted regularly.

Best value

ASUS ZenWatch 2

See at Amazon

Android Wear is, first a foremost, a way to interact with your phone remotely. ASUS has positioned the ZenWatch 2 as a way to enjoy the best Android Wear features without emptying your wallet. The square design helps the watch stand out as a gadget to be enjoyed, and removing the heart rate sensor helped ASUS to drop the price well below the competition.

Bottom line: If you really want Android Wear but don't need something pretending to be a piece of jewelry on your wrist, this is the watch for you.

One more thing: ZenWatch 2 is available in 1.45-inch and 1.63-inch models, and can be purchased in Silver, Gunmetal, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Conclusion

The LG Watch Sport is not just a good watch, it's the best Android Wear watch you can currently buy. While that may change in the coming months with new wearables from big names like Huawei, Sony and others, no other Android Wear device right now does as much, and so well, as the LG Watch Sport.

Best overall

LG Watch Sport

See at Google Store

LG's Watch Sport has everything: a big, beautiful P-OLED display, a high-speed processor, NFC for Android Pay, LTE for independent connectivity, and a massive 430mAh battery. It's also the first smartwatch to ship with Android Wear 2.0 (though certainly not the last) which means that early adopters can benefit from all the platform's new features, including a refreshed interface and improved notifications.

It may be big, but the stainless steel chassis wears it well, and it hides a very accurate heart rate sensor on the back. At $349, it's not cheap, but it's worth it.

Bottom line: The LG Watch Sport is a big watch, but it's also big on features.

One more thing: If the Sport is too big, and too pricey, LG has another option, the sleeker LG Watch Style, for $249.

Update, July 2017: The LG Watch Sport is the best Android Wear smartwatch you can buy right now, while the Huawei Watch 2 Classic replaces the OG Huawatch.

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3 days ago

How to get Android O beta 4 on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)

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Here's how to get the Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel device.

The Android O Developer Preview 4 is here, and if you're looking to install it on your phone or tablet, you're now able to opt-in to the first public beta, which is also available as the second Developer Preview.

Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?

The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus Player

Download the Android O beta

If you don't want to mess with unlocking your bootloader or the command line, the fourth Android O Developer Preview is part of the public beta. That means that if you have one of the above eligible devices, you can simply visit the Android Beta portal and opt-in to the beta, which will then prompt Google to send your phone or tablet an over-the-air update. If you're already in the public beta, you will receive an over-the-air update shortly.

  1. Head to Android Beta program portal on your Pixel or Nexus phone or tablet.
  2. Sign into the Google account associated with that phone.
  3. Scroll down to Your eligible devices.
  4. Find the device you want to enrol in the Beta program and tap Enrol device.
  5. Follow the prompts to accept the over-the-air download.

Note: To leave the beta program, simply press the button on the Android Beta program page to unenroll. Your phone will receive an over-the-air update to return to the stable version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but your phone will be wiped clean upon rebooting, so back up your stuff.

Install the Android Developer Preview from the command line

What you need to know beforehand

The Android O Developer Preview 4 is also being released as a factory image, which you can download from the Android Developer Portal.

In order to update a phone or tablet to Android O this way, you need to first unlock your bootloader.

Before we go into these steps, it is strongly recommended that you have previous knowledge of working with the Android SDK (software development kit) and Terminal (OS X or Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows), as it is possible to harm your device if something were to go wrong in the following process.

You'll need to download an updated Android SDK that has the latest Android O tools and images, and you can grab it from the Android Development website and follow their instructions on how to install it correctly. For the following process all you will need is the adb and fastboot files which are located in the Platform Tools folder.

Additionally, all the following commands are written as they would be in Terminal on a Linux or OS X platform. If you are following this guide and using a Windows machine, you will not need to use the "./" seen in the guide.

Enable developer settings and USB debugging

Before you begin, you'll need to have a compatible Nexus or Pixel device running Android 7.x Nougat.

  1. Go to your Settings and scroll down to About Phone/Tablet
  2. Tap on the Build number seven times until the dialog box says you are now a developer
  3. Go back to the Settings menu and you should find a new option called Developer options. Click into the Developer options
  4. Make sure that the developer options are turned on and that USB debugging is checked on
  5. Make sure Enable OEM unlock is checked.
  6. Plug your device into your computer and click "OK" on the dialog box asking you to Allow USB debugging while connected to the computer. You can also select to always allow access on that computer

If done correctly, this will be everything you will need to do on your phone or tablet for the moment.

Unlocking your bootloader

Nexus devices and Pixel phones bought from Google directly have a bootloader you can unlock. If you want to manually flash software, you'll need to do this.

To do this you must first boot into your bootloader. You can either manually turn off your phone or tablet and hold down the power button and the volume down button to enter your device's Bootloader Menu or you can enter the following commands into your terminal or command prompt.

Run the following command to make sure your device is properly connected to your computer. If it returns a string of characters it means that you are all set to start updating your device.

./adb devices

Now to enter into the Bootloader menu just run the following command.

./adb reboot bootloader

At the bottom of the screen, there will be several things listed including the lock state of the device. This should say locked unless you have unlocked your bootloader in the past and never went back and locked it again.

To unlock your bootloader, which is required only when flashing a stock firmware image (not sideloading and update, which we'll get to soon), you must enter the following commands. Remember that when unlocking your Nexus' bootloader it will factory reset your device, so you will lose everything stored on it. If you have not yet backed up anything important on your device you can hit the power button while Start is highlighted in the Bootloader menu and this will boot you back into your device like normal. Now back to unlocking your bootloader.

Use the command:

./fastboot flashing unlock

A dialog will appear on the device asking if you are sure about unlocking. Again this will factory reset your device, so if you want to back out of the process you just need to select no with the power button. If you are ready to unlock your bootloader you press the volume up button and then the power button to confirm that you wish to unlock your bootloader.

./fastboot reboot-bootloader

It is recommended to reboot the bootloader just to give itself a check to make sure everything is working correctly before moving onto the next step.

Flashing the stock firmware image

Now that your bootloader is unlocked, it's time to flash the Android O image. To find the system images, head on over to the Factory Images page, find your device, and download the latest factory image available. It is easiest to then uncompress the file in the Platform Tools folder where the adb and fastboot files are so that you don't have to type the path to the different files when flashing the firmware. (Or if you know that you can drag a file into a terminal window to copy the path, just do that.)

To begin, make sure you are still in the bootloader menu on your device and double check that your bootloader is in fact unlocked.

First, make sure that your computer is communicating correctly with your phone or tablet. As long as your device's serial number comes back as a connected device you are ready to begin updating your device.

./fastboot devices

Now it is time to flash the updated bootloader with the following command.

./fastboot flash bootloader [bootloader file].img

You will not see anything on the screen of your device but there should be a dialog in your terminal or command prompt. When it is done flashing the bootloader you should reboot back into the bootloader as to make sure everything is still working correctly.

./fastboot reboot-bootloader

Next you flash the updated radios. This step is only necessary if you are updating the firmware of a phone or tablet that has cellular radios built into it.

./fastboot flash radio [radio file].img

./fastboot reboot-bootloader

Finally, it's time to flash the actual system image to your phone or tablet.

Warning: The following line of code will wipe your device. If you do **not* want your device to be wiped, remove the "-w" from the command. The update should still take just fine, and it will not wipe your user data.

./fastboot -w update [image file].zip

When this is done, your phone will restart itself and boot up normally. As this process clears all data from your device, it will take slightly longer for your device to boot up into Android O for the first time. Once you have been greeted with the device setup walkthrough process, you know you have successfully flashed a new version of the firmware.

If you do not want to enter the commands manually there are scripts included inside the compressed folder containing the system image that will do most but not all of the heavy lifting for you. The flash-all script files will automate the flashing of the bootloader, radios (if needed), and the system image. The problem with this process is that you must first make sure that your phone is in the bootloader menu and its bootloader must be unlocked before starting the script. Of course, if these are not already done the script will fail to run and nothing will happen.

How to revert back to Nougat from the Android O Developer Preview

So you're not happy with an early beta and need to re-install Nougat. That's pretty easy! If you installed Android O using the factory image, all you need to do is find the right system image compatible with your handset or slate and run the same procedures as above but with the Android Nougat image.

When finding your Nougat image, make sure you are downloading the correct one that corresponds with your device. If you're running a Verizon or Rogers Pixel, for instance, you'll have to make sure you download the right one.

If you opted into the beta and want to roll back, just unenroll from the beta and restart your phone.

Should you install the beta?

Now that we're at the fourth beta, we are at a Release Candidate. Not only has Google finalized the APIs for Android O, developers can publish apps with those new features in them — you may see your favorite app compatible with Icon Badges or Notification Channels very soon.

Even without third-party app support, the overall design of Android O appears to be near final, and we've had very few stability issues with the new version. As a Release Candidate, this is pretty much what you're going to see when you get the final version in early to mid-August.

Problems? Confused?

If you're having issues or want to ask a question, come join us in our forums for all the tips, tricks and advice you can handle!

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3 days ago

Android O Developer Preview 4 is out, public version imminent

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Android O Developer Preview 4 is now available, so get it!

It's Monday, which means Google is releasing another version of the Android O Developer Preview.

The fourth issue is the last, cleaning up any remaining bugs and allowing Google to now move forward to the final release, which, according to the post on the Android Developer Blog, is imminent.

As we put the finishing touches on the Android O platform, today we're rolling out Developer Preview 4 to help you make sure your apps are ready.

This is the final preview before we launch the official Android O platform to consumers later this summer. Take this opportunity to wrap up your testing and publish your updates soon, to give users a smooth transition to Android O.

According to Google, Developer Preview 4 is a "release candidate," meaning that despite it still being aimed at developers, early adopters and beta testers should feel comfortable loading it on a production device. It is available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and Android Emulator.

Google released final Android O APIs in the previous Developer Preview, so it is encouraging developers to test their apps against these mature hooks to make sure that, when Android O is publicly released in the next few weeks, apps take advantage of new features like notification channels, background location limits and an improved implementation of Doze.

The fourth beta also introduces a bunch of new developer tools. Google again:

We're releasing the Developer Preview 4 device system images today, together with the stable version of the Android 26.0.0 Support Library. Incremental updates to the SDK, tools, and Android Emulator system images are on the way over the next few days.

We're also introducing a new version of Android Testing Support Library that includes new features like Android Test Orchestrator, Multiprocess Espresso, and more. Watch for details coming soon.

If you're not a developer, you can always install the final preview using the Android Beta program. If you're already in the beta, you'll get an over-the-air update "in the next few days," according to Google. Don't want to wait? Follow the link below.

How to get the Android O beta 4 on your device right now

We still don't know what Android O will be called, but we're holding out hope for some delicious news this week!

Android O

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3 days ago

How to change your ringtone on the Galaxy S8

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Everyone wants to keep their ringtone game strong.

Changing the ringtone was one of the first ways to personalize our phones, and all this time later it's still one of the first things we do — even on a super-advanced device like the Galaxy S8. Whether you're willing to settle with one of the dozens of pre-loaded ringtones or want to get something unique, here are the steps you need to follow to change your ringtone.

How to change your Galaxy S8's ringtone

  1. Open the Settings and find Sounds and vibration.
  2. Tap on Ringtone and then scroll through the list to find one you want.
    • When you tap a selection, you get a preview of what it sounds like.
  3. If you want to add a custom ringtone, scroll to the very bottom and tap Add from phone.
  4. You can choose the default sound picker, or from other apps like Drive and Dropbox.
    • In order to select a ringtone from these, it will have to already be saved to your device.
    • Once you find the sound file you want to use, it will be available in your settings.

Changing ringtone on the Galaxy S8

Hey, some people will be just fine with the default ringtone on their phones — but why not go with something unique? Find the one that fits your personality and go with it. And it's super easy to do!

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3 days ago

T-Mobile rolls out advanced scam call blocking to all MetroPCS customers

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Nobody wants to deal with spam or scam calls.

T-Mobile's patent-pending scam detection tech, dubbed Scam ID and Scam Block, is making its way downmarket to its prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS. Unveiled earlier this year, Scam ID is something T-Mobile has been working on in conjunction with the FCC to hopefully curb scam calls on its network — that is, illegitimate unsolicited calls coming in hoping to take advantage of those who could be tricked by certain social engineering attacks.

Though only a small percentage of these scam calls are successful in the end, the best way to fix this issue is to stop them from connecting to T-Mobile (and now MetroPCS) customers at all. T-Mobile says it has already blocked nearly 250 million scam calls in just the few months since launching the tech on its network. Doing so isn't particularly easy, as these scammers often use phone numbers just once before moving on to avoid detection, and change their tactics regularly.

 

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Best of all, MetroPCS customers won't have to pay extra or configure anything — starting July 25, Scam ID will be automatically turned on at the network level for all customers. If for whatever reason you'd like to turn off the feature, you can dial #OFB# (#632#) to turn it off, or #STS# (#787#) to check its status, on your MetroPCS phone.

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3 days ago

Replace your busted phone with a 64GB Moto G4 Plus for just $200

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on the unlocked Moto G4 Plus!

Is your current phone aging poorly but you don't have a ton of cash to drop on a new one? If so, you'll want to check out B&H's Deal Zone today for a sweet offer on the 4th-gen Moto G4 Plus, dropping the price to just $199.99 This is a $100 savings on the unlocked phone and brings it to its lowest price yet.

Featuring a 5.5-inch display, the Moto G4 Plus also offers 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP rear-facing camera and much more. It is also water repellent so it can withstand minor splashes and spills without any issue. This price is only good for the black version of the phone, and the white one is $30 more.

This deal is only good for today, July 24, so you won't want to wait too long to get your order in. Remember, B&H Photo doesn't charge sales tax at the time of purchase on orders shipping outside of NJ or NY, and you'll also get free standard shipping.

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