Saturday , February 24 2018

Essential Phone update adds September security patch, improves performance

The Essential Phone is getting another update. The latest update from Andy Rubin’s new company brings the build number to NMI64C and includes the September security update. We’ve seen several updates from Essential since it started shipping phones last month, bringing camera improvements, squashed bugs, and performance improvements. We do have …

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Get over $100 off this top-rated VPN to secure your personal data

The recent Equifax personal data leak has millions of internet users paying more attention to protecting their private information online. In the spirit of making their product more accessible to new users, the popular subscription service Private Internet Access VPN is temporarily lowering their price. PIA VPN is an industry …

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Essential Phone coming to Sprint retail stores this Thursday

Even though it is nice that you can now purchase Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone from a variety of places, the phone has only been available online. That is set to change this Thursday, when Sprint will have the Essential Phone available in its physical retail stores across the US. The …

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Factory images and OTA links for the September Android security patch are now live

Google might be a little late this month, but the day’s finally here. Factory images and OTA files for the September Android security patch are now available for supported devices. Factory images and OTA files have been posted for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus …

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Google Home now lowers the volume of casting audio when using Google Assistant

If you’ve ever tried to ask your Google Home a question when it’s casting audio to a TV or speaker, you’re probably aware that it can have trouble understanding you when the audio is too loud. I’ve run into this countless times, so I’m happy to report that Google is …

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What would a foldable Samsung Galaxy Note actually look like?

The concept of a smartphone or tablet that would have a foldable display is something that seemingly has been “just around the corner” for years now. Now it appears that kind of phone design could really be a reality in the very near future.  Last week, rumors hit the Internet …

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The hilarious Thimbleweed Park is coming to Android on October 3

If you haven’t heard of Thimbleweed Park, you’re truly missing out. The pixel art murder mystery is a hilarious game that lets you take charge of five characters in the town of Thimbleweed. It’s your job to figure out everyone’s intentions and just how they all ended up together. In …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a camera update before it’s even launched

Samsung is already pushing an update to the unreleased Galaxy Note 8. While the phone doesn’t come out until September 15, some lucky customers who pre-ordered the device have already had their device ship prior to release day. Now, just days before it hits store shelves, Samsung is pushing a …

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You can grab the Moto Z2 Force with a free projector Moto Mod for $200 off at Best Buy

While the Moto Z2 Force got a jump on its rivals by releasing before them, it’s now at a severe disadvantage. The phone is largely unchanged from last year’s model and its now facing off against redesigned competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and the iPhone X. …

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Will Apple embracing wireless charging finally make it ubiquitous?

It seems like a while since we last talked wireless charging, and with good reason. While the idea is great on paper, commercial adoption hasn’t yet struck a meaningful groove with the mainstream This is despite multi-generations of support for the Qi and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standards from Samsung …

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