New Pixel rumors are flying around the web, giving us more details regarding the specifications of the two upcoming phones. Unfortunately, the new rumors don’t do anything to clear up the mystery regarding who will be building the new Pixel … Read More




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Edge Sense on the HTC U11 is a cool feature, allowing you to open apps on change system settings by squeezing the edges of the phone, but it has potential to do a whole lot more. HTC’s software team is … Read More




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T-Mobile is launching support for unlicensed spectrum to bolster download speeds in smartphones and tablets on its network.

T-Mobile has announced the first rollout of its unlicensed LTE strategy in the U.S., which lets carriers attach themselves to spectrum in the 5GHz range that is traditionally used for Wi-Fi signals.

T-Mobile is the first national wireless provider to make LTE-U available to customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to bolster existing LTE capacity and give a speed boost to what is already America’s fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network. T-Mobile LTE-U is live in select locations in Bellevue, WA; Brooklyn, NY; Dearborn, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Richardson, TX; and Simi Valley, CA, with more rolling out later this year.

The idea behind LTE-U is quite simple: the spectrum used by Wi-Fi standards, typically 2.4GHz and 5GHz, are not “controlled” the same way that cellular airwaves are overseen by the FCC, since companies don’t have to purchase access to them. That leaves practically any company or product to claim a stake in those signals, including cellular companies after the FCC certified LTE-U equipment back in February.

T-Mobile has been testing LTE-U for some time, using it to augment, not replace, existing licensed bands. LTE-U bands combine with licensed spectrum in compatible phones to seamlessly increase throughput using carrier aggregation.

Another standard, License Assisted Access, is another form of the LTE-Advanced standard technically under the auspices of LTE-U, but uses a much more rigid set of guidelines to achieve greater speeds. LAA is still in testing, and even T-Mobile isn’t ready to issue wide support for the burgeoning standard just yet, but the potential implications are huge given that, according to Ericsson, there are hundreds of megahertz of unused, unlicensed 5GHz spectrum that, with the use of small cells and other precise equipment, can increase speeds over 150Mbps. T-Mobile claims that in its initial public tests of LAA in the Los Angeles area, it “showed blazing 741 Mbps download speeds using 80 MHz of aggregated spectrum.”

Expect to hear more from T-Mobile about its LTE-U and LAA strategies in the coming months — especially in relation to how far behind AT&T and Verizon are in achieving the same thing.

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If you missed out on the first run, now you have another chance.

After running a limited “early drop” pre-order page that sold out within the first day, OnePlus has refreshed stock and opened up OnePlus 5 sales to everyone. There isn’t any sort of code or invite or special URL, you just need to go to the oneplus.net store and place an order.

When you’re trying to figure out which OnePlus 5 model to buy, there are just two decisions: what color you want, and how much RAM and storage you need. Since the grey and black colors are almost identical, it’s hard to say you should choose one or the other specifically — so make your choice based on whether you want the 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage offered in the higher-end model.

Chances are most people will stick with the base model and be completely happy with both 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But the bump in price for the higher memory and storage is totally reasonable. Here’s a breakdown of how the pricing looks in a handful of markets:

  • U.S.: $479 / $539
  • Canada: $649 / $719
  • UK: £449 / £499
  • Europe: €499 / €559
  • Denmark: kr3,799 / kr4,299
  • Sweden: kr4,995 / kr5,495
  • Hong Kong: HK$3,688 / HK$4,188

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There’s no guarantee that stock will last long, but if you miss out on your chance check back often as ONePlus refreshes its inventory.




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Whatever you want to do with your Gear VR, we’ve got the details for you here!

Samsung’s Gear VR is easily one of the most accessible VR systems that is available today. Running off of a Samsung phone, this headset has benefited from lots of small but important improvements. The end result is a portable entertainment center, offering up games and movies and a huge selection of new ways to completely immerse yourself in new worlds.

Here’s everything you need to get the most out of your Samsung Gear VR!

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VR porn isn’t a thing of the future. It’s here now, and easier to find and access then you may have thought.

When it comes to watching videos on VR, one of the first questions many people asked was whether or not you’d be able to watch porn or other adult content. From apps that let you speak with camgirls, to full blown 360 degree adult videos, porn in VR is here and it’s making it’s mark. Whether you’ve got a Gear VR, Oculus Rift, or even Playstation VR, there is plenty of adult content just waiting for you out there.

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The past decade has seen us all steadily rely on our smartphones and tablets for all our entertainment purposes. In 2017, you can get away with watching all your favorite TV shows, movies, and YouTube content wherever you are on your smartphone or tablet.

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It’s great and convenient but has also led to other problems like trying to find a way to prop up that phone or tablet for hands-free viewing. There are a number of accessories you can slap on your phone that gives you that extra functionality, but what if you could have a convenient kickstand that fits in your wallet?

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That’s where this great deal from Android Central Digital Offers comes in. You can get a 3-pack of slick wallet-sized stands for just $19.99. These cards fold flat, but can be set up in seconds whenever you need. The adjustable aluminum support bar pops into nine different slots, giving you a wide range of viewing angles to choose from. While the size is small, these portable stands will support your phone or a tablet (up to 11-inches) in either landscape or portrait mode. Leave one in the kitchen so it’s always there for following along with recipes, or in your bedroom for those late-night YouTube binges.

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Typically a 3-pack of these stands would sell for $30 but thanks to this deal from Android Central Digital Offers you can get yours for only $20. Keep one for yourself and give the other two away to friends or family, or horde them all for yourself. The choice is yours!




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Sit back, relax and chat about stuff because it’s the weekend!

Hey hey! Another week is done and we’re all closer to _________ (fill in the blank there with retirement, graduation, or whatever). Hopefully, you had a good one.

We did because we get to live through yet another OnePlus launch and the internet fun-times that always go with them. It seems like a great phone. A great phone that may be too expensive, or cheat at benchmarks, or tell fibs about camera specs or whatever. You know, that regular OnePlus drama. Don’t think that people in OnePlus’ marketing department aren’t loving seeing the words OnePlus 5 in every online discussion about Android …

On top of that circus, we get to play with Bixby. Sort of, at least in a preview kinda way. Which is better than a not-at-all kind of way. Oh, and yeah, English or Korean only. ¡Lo siento!

It seems decent. Good with the on-device stuff and a start on the broader finding information from the internet stuff. Makes sense, right? Samsung is all about their hardware and getting Bixby to work with it had to be their first priority. The rest will come.

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I’m excited this weekend, because right now while you’re reading I’m on my way for a week’s R&R in Captiva, Florida. A week’s worth of swimming with manatees, collecting seashells, exciting nightlife in nearby Ft. Myers, or just sitting on my butt in a cabana sipping fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas in them. Probably the latter.

Seriously, it will be a great week spent with family and minus stress. There’s even a new little one to see, and that gets me excited. I hail from the area, and it’s always nice to go back. Especially in the winter, but June is good, too.

What are y’all up to this weekend? Talk about it, or anything else in the comments down below.




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What’s your plan for when the lights go out? Sure, you could use the flashlight built into your phone, but wasting valuable battery life on a flashlight is risky when you can’t charge your phone and need to conserve power. Perhaps you’re an avid camper or hiker. When night falls, you don’t want to use your fragile smartphone to navigate through the darkness, do you?

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In a camping or emergency situation, you don’t want to rely on something cheap or unreliable. Don’t bother with some dollar store flashlight that you’ll end up tossing because it’s plastic and garbage. Get yourself a flashlight with a metal casing that can stand up to the rough life so that you can take it with you wherever you go: camping, hunting, in the car, whatever.

What you need is an Army Gear Z9 Tactical Military Flashlight that packs a powerful 500 lumen LED that is bright enough to be seen from miles away. Made of ultra-hardened aircraft grade aluminum, this is the same flashlight used by the Army Rangers and Marine Corp and comes dressed in modern infantry camo for a rugged and reliable design.

Your flashlight comes with a rechargeable battery, battery charger, and rugged storage case — typically this package would sell for $149.99, but thanks to this deal from CrackBerry Digital Offers you’ll save 86%! The LED is rated for 100,000 hours of use, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth for $20!

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Action Launcher is back, baby!

One of our (and your) favorite home screen launchers is getting itself a major update today. Action Launcher 3 is retaking the classic Action Launcher name with this update, and with the name change comes an icon change as Action Launcher ditches the Quickdrawer-reminiscent icon for a modernized, minimal AL logo.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Action Launcher has made the Pixel Launcher look and feel the default for the free version of the launcher. This means that a lot of the Pixel Launcher features that used to be hidden behind the paywall are now free to all users. Smartsizing icons is also turned on by default as it finally exits beta. There’s also a new icon system and gesture system guiding Shutters, Covers, and App Shortcuts, standardizing what swipes and long-presses do, allowing users to better use both features with the same apps.

Android O can’t come fast enough to many of us, and Action Launcher wants to scratch that itch with an Easter egg they’ve extracted from the Android O version of the Clock app: both the app icon for the Clock and its analog clock widget reflect the current time down to the second, with a smooth sweeping second-hand.

You can read the full changelog here while you wait for the update to roll out to your device.




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