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Xiaomi unveils Redmi Pro with dual cameras, deca-core Helio X25 SoC
At a media event in China, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Pro, its latest offering in the budget segment. Featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD OLED display, the highlight of the phone is the dual camera setup at the back, with a main 13MP camera (Sony IMX 258) augmented by a 5MP secondary camera that adds depth information. The additional camera is joined by a depth of field image processor. The MediaTek Helio X20 SoC is intriguing, as it offers a total of ten cores in three clusters. There are two high-performance Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, joined by four Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz, and four additional Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz. Other specs on offer include 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage, 5MP camera at the front, dual-SIM, LTE with VoLTE, and a 4050mAh battery. The phone joins the Mi 5 in offering a fingerprint sensor at the front and USB-C connectivity. The Redmi Pro will be available from ¥1,499, which comes out to the equivalent of $225. That's for the base model with a Helio X20 ...
2016/07/27 06:50 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Watch Melissa McCarthy, 50 Cent, Bill Hader and more audition to be young Han Solo
Playing young Han Solo has probably been a dream for thousands of young actors who auditioned for the part, but Alden Ehrenreich is the chosen one to portray the beloved Star Wars character in an upcoming spinoff movie. Little did you know that some of your favorite stars may have also auditioned for the role... at least, they did in Conan’s universe. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 The following clip shows us that reading for the young Han Solo role isn’t easy, regardless of how much experience you have. Melissa McCarthy, 50 Cent, Jodie Foster, Bill Hader, Adam Sandler, Will Arnett and Jeff Goldblum are just some of the famed actors who gave it a hilarious try. So what if McCarthy and Foster are going for a male leading role? They could totally pull it off, especially McCarthy who has no idea what Star Wars is about but brings something special to the role. As for Hader, he can do a mean young Jabba the Hutt, which might be a better role for him. If that’s not enough, then you’ll also be happy to see Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and Kamail Nanjiani audition for the part. And they basically play their characters from Silicon Valley while reading for the part of young Han Solo, giving their performances some extra flair. Even if you’re not into Star Wars but you know who Harrison Ford’s Han Solo is, you still should watch the following video from Conan. It’s absolutely hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUX_Vv6Rpvs
2016/07/27 03:00 BGR
Sega is taking on Nintendo’s mini NES with two new retro consoles of its own
Not to be outdone by Nintendo's reveal of the NES Classic Edition earlier this month, Sega and AtGames announced two new retro consoles this week with 80 games built in in celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th anniversary. DON'T MISS: An awesome side-effect to playing Pokemon Go First up we have the Genesis Classic Game Console, a device which you've likely seen on store shelves in years past. AtGames has been at the forefront of the nostalgia-fueled retro console business for quite some time, so this is really just the 2016 edition of the Classic Game Console with a few new games included. One of the most significant differences between AtGames' mini Genesis and Nintendo's mini NES is that the Genesis actually plays original Genesis cartridges. If you have any old Sega games lying around, you can slot them in and start playing. The Sega console also comes with two wireless controllers, but supports classic Genesis controllers as well (if you want to go really retro). Unfortunately, the mini Genesis doesn't support HDMI output, but if you don't want to play on your TV, you can pick up the Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player instead. This 3.2-inch handheld console features the same 80 games, but also has an SD card slot in case you want to add more. Both the mini Genesis and the portable Genesis will be available in October for around $65. They might not be as polished as the NES Classic Edition, but if you prefer quantity over quality, they're worth checking out. Here is the complete list of 80 games that come built-in: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Alien Storm Altered Beast Arrow Flash Bonanza Bros. Chakan: The Forever Man Columns Columns III ComixZone Crack Down DecapAttack Dr. Robotnik'sMean Bean Machine ESWAT: City Under Siege Eternal Champions Fatal Labyrinth Flicky Gain Ground Golden Axe Golden Axe II Golden Axe III Jewel Master Kid Chameleon Phantasy Star 2 Phantasy Star 3 Ristar Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Sonic & Knuckles Sonic Spinball Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog II Sonic 3D Blast Sword of Varmilion The Ooze Vectorman Vectorman II Mortal Kombat I Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat III Adventure in the Park Cross the road Jack's Pea Jewel Magic Curling 2010 Plumbing Contest Wall-Breaking Bubble Master Break a Fireline Mahjong Solitaire Warehouse Keeper Chess Memory Snake Air Hockey Spider Naval Power Mr. Balls Cannon Fight or Lose Bottle Taps Race Bomber Checker Hexagonos Whack-A-Wolf Mirror Mirror Panic Lift Black Sheep Flash Memory Brain Switch Mega Brain Switch Hidden Agenda Dominant Amber Hide and Seek Jura Formula Lost World Sudoku Meatloaf Rotation Mya Master Mind Skeleton Scale T-Rex Memory Match Yawning Triceratops
2016/07/27 02:00 BGR
Never get lost on Netflix again with this brilliant recommendation bot
One of the most frustrating non-issues in all of our lives is trying to decide what to watch on Netflix. Even as the library continues to shrink, there are still thousands of movies and TV shows to sort through, with more original series, films, stand up acts and documentaries being added each and every month. But what if there was a bot that could do the deciding for you? MORE NETFLIX: Every movie and TV show being added in August "And Chill" is the first chatbot that I've personally ever heard of that I actually wanted to use. Originally launched on May 10th, And Chill is a Facebook Messenger-based chatbot that offers movie suggestions based on the criteria you give it. So in theory, if you ask for "a British comedy with a bizarre twist ending," there's a good chance that the bot will suggest you watch Hot Fuzz. The key to And Chill is its conversational tone and ability to understand what you're asking for, even if you aren't talking to it like it's a bot. Unfortunately, And Chill has become so popular that it's having trouble keeping up with all of its users, so you might have to wait a while before you get a response. When I saw the Lifehacker article pointing to And Chill earlier today, I immediately rushed to Facebook to start a conversation. 20 minutes later, I've yet to receive a response, but the bot is definitely still a work in progress. If you want to try And Chill yourself, head to the bot's Facebook page and begin a conversation. You probably won't get a response right away, but be patient.
2016/07/27 01:00 BGR
[Deal] Google starts up its Back to School discounts
Google is starting up some of its back to school promotions in the Google Store, offering discounts on Chromebooks and smartphones alike. First up, Google is offering up to $30 off on select Chromebooks, with one of those being the Acer Chromebook 14. It certainly isn’t a steep discount, but is nice to take a […] Come comment on this article: [Deal] Google starts up its Back to School discounts
2016/07/27 00:30 TalkAndroid
This compact BÖHM sound bar adds big sound to any HDTV for $83
There's nothing quite as sad as that moment when the gigantic smile on your face as you finish setting up your brand new HDTV turns into an even more monumental frown when you first power it on. It's not that there's anything wrong with the picture quality, and you know the size is perfect because you measure the space 12 times before you ordered your new flat-screen. No, it's that crummy low-quality sound coming out of the built-in speakers that has you upset. Don't worry, the BGR Deals team is here to make it all better. Right now on Amazon, you can snag a brand new BÖHM 60W BT 4.0 Connectivity 3 Audio Modes Sound Bar with Bass Technology for $83 shipped. Some highlights: The BÖHM Soundbar is designed to fulfill your desire for Bigger, Better Sound BÖHM Home Theater 60 Watt Soundbar provides deep full sound for all your Movies, Television Shows, Video Games & Music The Soundbar has 3 Audio options - Movie, Music and Night Multiple options for connection - Bluetooth 4.0, Optical Audio Cable or 2 Aux Cable Jacks In the Box: 31.5" Soundbar, 3.5mm Cables, Optical Cable, Remote, Wall mounts, User Manual BÖHM 60W BT 4.0 Connectivity 3 Audio Modes Sound Bar with Bass Technology: $82.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/07/27 00:30 BGR
OnePlus announces OxygenOS 3.2.2 bug squashing OTA for the OnePlus 3
The OnePlus 3 is a solid device, but it's not exactly bug free. Since release, owners have reported a number of vexing issues to OP in the hope of getting them fixed. Today, there's an OTA (OxygenOS 3.2.2) rolling out that addresses several of those bugs. You probably won't get it right away, but it's coming. Here's the changelog posted by OnePlus for the OxygenOS 3.2.2 update. Improved notification management in doze.
2016/07/27 00:01 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
10 of the worst mistakes in DC movies that you probably never noticed
When DC revealed that it would be building its own movie universe, comic book fans the world over held their collective breath. It's not that we expected the DC Extended Universe to fail, we just knew how big of an undertaking it would be, and how easy it could be to screw it all up by rushing things. Based on the critical reaction to Batman v Superman, fans were right to be cautious. But Dawn of Justice wasn't the first (or the only) high profile mistake DC made. SEE ALSO: As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature Following a weekend filled with well-received projects from DC's film and television divisions, Screen Rant put together a video compilation of some of the biggest mistakes in DC movie history. Some of these are relatively recent, but others stretch as far back as Batman Returns from 1992. These mistakes probably won't ruin the movie for you (at least not anymore than the movie was already ruined from the outset), but in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne runs through a cloud of heavy dust in the beginning of the movie and comes out the other side completely clean. Later on, Batman lays the smackdown on Superman, but a scene later, Superman's wounds have miraculously healed and even his disheveled hair has been styled again. These are just a few of the minor mistakes you might not have noticed. You can see a bunch more in the video from Screen Rant below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeYpGfZhxF8
2016/07/27 00:00 BGR
Best clear cases for Moto G4
What are the best clear cases for the Moto G4? If you're not a fan of bright colors or wild patterns, you don't have to buy a case for your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus that's out of your style comfort zone. Clear cases show of your hardware while offering some protection without feeling like you have to put neon brights all over your perfectly designed phone. Orzly FlexiCase Cimo Wave Slim protective case KuGi Moto G 4th generation case SPARIN 2-pack soft transparent case PLESON crystal clear case Orzly FlexiCase A nice, slim fit and a non-slip gloss finish make the Orzly FlexiCase a perfect choice for a clear case. It isn't going to add any significant weight to your Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus and it's easy to install. The flexible silicone case has covers and cutouts for all the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus buttons and ports. If you customized your phone, the clear backing on the Orzly FlexiCase is a great way to show off your style. For style, grip, and an ultra-slim fit that Motoro...
2016/07/27 00:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
This app notifies you when Pokemon are near without opening Pokemon Go
Latest Street View update adds satellite mode, 'available for hire' option for Trusted Photographers, and more [APK Download + Teardown]
There's a fresh update to Street View rolling out today and it has a little something for everyone. Counting among the changes in this release, there's a new satellite mode and a toggle for photographers to market themselves for work. A few visuals have been tweaked, including a better-looking search results screen. And a teardown item lets us know that the developers are planning a cool little feature that can take care of blurring out faces before uploading photos for the public to see.
2016/07/26 23:54 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Charge anywhere with the virtually indestructible Titan Charging Cable
How many charging cables have you gone through? While we can shore up our phones’ defenses with cases, there’s not much we can do for their charging cables--until you encase them in steel, that is. You can get the virtually indestructible Titan Charging Cable courtesy of the BGR Store, at a savings of up to 25%. Available in both Lightning and Micro-USB variants, the Titan Charging Cable is designed to withstand the kind of punishment that causes lesser cables to wear, snap, and fray. Optimized for portability, the Titan Charging Cable easily loops to keychains and bags, and stays secure thanks to its two layers of flexible, industrial-grade steel coating. For a limited time, BGR readers can get the MFi-certified Lightning Titan Charging Cable for $22.49 or the Micro-USB version for only $14.95. To view more options, see the drop-down menu.
2016/07/26 23:50 BGR
Motorola puts up developer site for Moto Mods
We now have two big companies making modular phones: Both the LG G5 and the Moto Z feature removable modules, though the implementation differs significantly between the two. Motorola has now officially opened up Moto Mods to third-parties. The company just launched a developer site for Moto Mods, which [...]
2016/07/26 23:41 Android and Me
How to live stream Bill Clinton’s speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention
After getting off to a rocky start yesterday as Bernie Sanders' supporters vented their frustrations, the Democratic National Convention has calmed down considerably on Tuesday, due in large part to the fact that Sanders was able to speak to his delegates for over half an hour from the main stage last night. The inclusion of Paul Simon, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Obama didn't hurt either, but that was just day one. So what's in store for day two? SEE ALSO: As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature Following the nominating speeches and the roll call vote, the night's speakers will make their way to the stage one by one, beginning with Governor Terry McAuliffe and Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi. There are a ton of other speakers worth watching out for as the night proceeds, but there's no question that the most anticipated guest will be Hillary's husbands Bill. Expected to speak at some point between 10-11PM, former President Bill Clinton will be speaking to the crowd as the first ever First Husband of a nominee for President of the United States. If you want to watch it as it happens, you can follow along with the live stream below all night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fw7XiCJL4M
2016/07/26 23:30 BGR
Twitter for Android finally gets Night Mode
BlackBerry DTEK50 hands-on: Stuck in neutral
BlackBerry's second Android phone, the DTEK50, has a vexing name and a lack of star appeal. But it's also cheap. I have been fielding radio interviews since mid-2013 about the inevitable demise of BlackBerry's smartphone business, and each time since then I say, "Sure, this may be it," and each time I am left wondering whether the company's stubborn tenacity is its blessing or its curse. In the DTEK50, BlackBerry may have finally solved the solution to its hardware profitability problem: a low-stakes handset based on the reference design of an existing product, the Alcatel Idol 4, with a software experience that brings the Priv's impressive amalgam of near-stock Android and a homegrown app suite to a price more palatable to the average IT manager. Hardware impressions At first glance, this is an Alcatel Idol 4 — yes, the still-unreleased cheaper version of the Idol 4S — with slight changes, particularly to the phone's back. A 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display covers the phone's ot...
2016/07/26 23:17 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Tesla just broke up with its most important Autopilot software partner
In an interesting turn of events, Mobileye disclosed during a recent earnings conference call that its multi-year partnership with Tesla is coming to an end. For those unfamiliar, Mobileye is an Israeli-based companyﾂ�that providesﾂ�the sensors and a good deal of the underlying technology behind Tesla窶冱 Autopilot software. Specifically, the company窶冱 EyeQ System-on-Chip solution was used to power features such as traffic sign recognition, late departure detection and more. DON窶儺 MISS: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 But for reasons that still remain murky, it appears that Mobileye窶冱 EyeQ3 chip 窶� which is currently found in Tesla窶冱 fleet of vehicles 窶� will be the last chip the company provides to Tesla. 窶廴obileye窶冱 work with Tesla will not extend beyond the EyeQ3,窶� Mobileye said in a statement provided to The Wall Street Journal. 窶弩e continue to support and maintain the current Tesla Autopilot product plans. This includes a significant upgrade of several functions that affect both the ability to respond to crash avoidance and to optimize auto-steering in the near term, without any hardware updates.窶� News of the abrupt ending to the longstanding partnership is particularly unexpected, especially given reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently spent some time in Israel taking a look at Mobileye窶冱 next-gen technology. The Journal adds that Mobileye窶冱 next-gen chip is slated to arrive sometime in 2018. Some have speculated that the rift between the two companies may be rooted in the fatal May 7 accident involving a Tesla Model S that crashed into a tractor-trailer. In the wake of the accident, Mobileye issued a statement indicating that the crash was not of the variety that Mobileye窶冱 current technology is capable of preventing. Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see if Tesla tries to develop its own SoC solution or if they窶冤l look to partner up elsewhere.
2016/07/26 23:00 BGR
High-tech bracelet predicts fertility
Medical technology company Ava is touting a fertility bracelet that works with a smartphone app. The tracker device, which is FDA approved, is worn at night. While the wearer is sleeping, it collects three million data points related to the reproductive hormones estradiol and progesterone, including pulse and temperature. The bracelet then shares the data, which includes fertile dates, with the app. Ava was clinically tested in a yearlong study in Zurich, Switzerland. The company says that the most recent clinical study successfully detected an average of 5.3 fertile days in the female reproductive cycle with 89 percent accuracy. Total results of the study are expected to be published in a major medical journal later this year, according to Ava. 窶廡or most women, there are only about six days per month where there is any possibility of conceiving, and only three days per month where it is likely," said Ava Science CEO and co-founder Lea von Bidder, in a press release. "Even under the most favorable conditions窶蚤 young, healthy couple having frequent unprotected intercourse窶杯here is only about a 25 percent chance of getting pregnant in a given month."The company says that the device's harnessing of big data and its ease of use have brought fertility monitoring into the 21st Century. 窶弋he fertility tracking industry hasn窶冲 seen any true innovation in decades,窶� wrote Ava on its website. 窶廴ost of the new products on the market are just fancy ways to track temperature, a method that窶冱 been around since the 1920窶冱.窶� The bracelet currently retails at $199 and offers its app through Apple iOS. Ava said the app will also be available on Android devices soon. Related:ﾂ� History of the 'jeep' in pictures Farnborough International Air Show 2016 in pictures Her ex sent her a blender, and hilarious Craigslist ad resulted California to require registration of 3D-printed guns
2016/07/26 22:40 BGR
Weird iOS glitch lets you make all your iPhone folders round
Remember back in April when we told you about a nifty trick that let you completely change the look of your iPhone's home screen without having to jailbreak your device? For some odd reason, using a very small image as the wallpaper on your iPhone caused iOS to hiccup and display all of your device's folder icons as circles rather than the standard rounded squares. Well, this bizarre glitch is back and it still works on the latest version of iOS, which Apple just released last week. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 As was the case last time around, the glitch was discovered by YouTube user "videosdebarraquito." And also just like last time, he put together a quick video that walks you through the process. It really couldn't be easier. All you have to do is visit a special site in Safari on your iPhone where you can download a number of different pre-made wallpapers that will all trigger this odd glitch. Pick some colors you like, long-tap on each one, and then download it to your device. Then, either in the Settings app or in the Photos app, apply the image as your wallpaper, just like you would with any other picture. Once that's done, the glitch will be triggered. All of the icons for your folders will appear round instead of the typical rounded square look. And this time around, your dock will also be invisible. No one knows exactly what causes this glitch, but it's a cool and easy way to set the look of your iPhone apart from everyone else's. The full video is embedded below, and here's a link to the site where you can download the special wallpapers.
2016/07/26 22:20 BGR
The FBI will be on the front line of any future hacking wars
In an announcement today, President Obama unveiled his new policy for handling "cyber incidents." It's different from Future President Trump's opinions on "the cybers," mostly because there's some actual plans in there. Most notably, the confusing turf war over which agency gets to do what has been sorted out. Moving forwards, the FBI will be the lead agency responding to any "cyber incidents." DON'T MISS: Speeding didn’t cause the fatal Tesla Autopilot crash The move is a slight change from the status quo. The FBI has long dealt with "cyber incidents" concerning hackers or attacks against lone companies, but the intelligence agencies have been the behind-the-scenes leads on attacks from other governments. The new policy changes all that. The FBI is now responsible for "threat response activities," while the Department for Homeland Security is responsible for "asset response activities" -- attacks against the power grid or similar. The intelligence community is moved to a backup role, providing "intelligence support and related activities." This doesn't mean that the NSA has nothing to do with cyber warfare any more -- it just means that the FBI is ultimately responsible for investigating any attacks and coordinating a response. The new federal policy has been much-needed for a long time. The likely Russian-conducted hack on the DNC that's causing turmoil around the Democratic convention proves how real the threat of hacking is. There's plenty of government talent capable of helping prevent those attacks in the future; coordinating the response is the real trick. Obama's new policy goes a long way towards helping.
2016/07/26 22:00 BGR
Chinese company LeEco buys Vizio for $2 billion
LeEco is a Chinese company with no presence in the US. To fix that, the company announced that it has purchased American TV manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion. The Vizio brand will stay alive here in the US, but the software on the televisions will be replaced with LeEco’s TV operating system. At a certain [...]
2016/07/26 21:00 Android and Me
10 Most Addictive Android Games of 2016 [VIDEO]
Motorola confirms it won’t be providing monthly Android Security updates
OnePlus 3 owners are in for a little treat with the latest version of OxygenOS
The way we use at two-factor authentication for security is about to change
We're giving away 100 free codes for FlyingRhinoCMG's awesome Android Wear watch faces
Looking to spruce up your Android Wear smartwatch with a new face? We're giving away 100 codes for some of FlyingRhinoCMG's best designs today, and all you have to do to enter is comment on this post! Winners will be selected at random, and the watch face you receive will be random, too. The selection of the four faces we're giving away appears below, with links to their respective Play Store listings following beneath that.
2016/07/26 21:43 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Motorola cannot commit to monthly security updates, calls them ‘difficult’
5 things to know about Honor 8 in the U.S.
Huawei-owned Honor set to bring its A-game to the U.S. market. Alongside a European launch in Paris later next month, it looks like the Honor 8 is headed to the United States, with an event scheduled for Aug. 16 in San Francisco. It'll be the second Honor phone to hit the U.S., following the Honor 5X earlier in the year. That phone was a mixed bag, with sluggish performance, Android 5.1 out of the box and a smudge-prone, fingerprinty screen. But the Honor 8 looks like a serious improvement, with flagship-class internals and build quality, backed up by a seriously improved software setup. So as launch day approaches, let's come to grips with what you need to know about the Honor 8 in the U.S. 1. It's essentially a Huawei P9 The Huawei P9 never made it to American shores, so the Honor 8 might be the closest thing (relatively) mainstream phone buyers get to experiencing the Chinese firm's latest hardware. On the outside, the differences are plentiful, but internally the Honor 8 ...
2016/07/26 21:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
The smallest flash drive we’ve seen that’ll fit your PC and Android is on sale for $17
We love dual purpose flash drives that add removable storage to a PC or a smartphone with one device, but they can often be a tad bulky for our taste. That's not the case with the Sony 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Smartphone and Tablets. This tiny device is barely bigger than an actual thumbnail but it packs a standard USB 3.0 port as well as a microUSB plug to fit almost any Android phone or tablet out there. And best of all, it's on sale for just $17 right now. Some key details: Downloadable file management software available from Google Play Compatible with Windows10, 8.1, 8.7 and Mac OX X 10.8 or later, Google Android 4.1 or later Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity Faster transfer speed than USB 2.0 devices Easily copy images, videos and files from your smartphone Sony 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Smartphone and Tablets: $16.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/07/26 21:30 BGR
OnePlus 3 getting small update to OxygenOS 3.2.2
The OnePlus 3 is getting a new update to OxygenOS 3.2.2 to fix some bugs and add some security patches. It’s not a big update by any means, but it’s a pretty important one. Here are a list of changes: Improved notification management in doze. Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue. [...]
2016/07/26 20:34 Android and Me
Google Maps gets visual changes across all platforms
Google Maps may not be fundamentally changing, but the newly announced changes make a big improvement. Google has announced that the visual style of its maps will change, and it’s definitely for the better. The changes include roads no longer having outlines, text being bigger with different text colors for different types of areas, and an [...]
2016/07/26 20:27 Android and Me
Speeding didn’t cause the fatal Tesla Autopilot crash
An Autopiloted Tesla that fatally crashed in Florida in May was being driven at 74 in a 65 zone, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash has caused all sorts of debates, with some parties calling for Tesla to deactivate its Autopilot program, and the SEC investigating Tesla for securities fraud surrounding the crash. The NTSB report is a little short on most details. But one thing it does confirm is that the car was speeding, doing nine miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Given that the crash occurred on a straight section of road, with no restrictions on visibility, and the Tesla was travelling at a very reasonable speed for the road, we can virtually rule out "speeding" as the root cause of this accident. DON'T MISS: Samsung S7 Active review: I can’t kill this indestructible smartphone As initially reported by Tesla, and now confirmed by the NTSB, the accident occurred when the Tesla, travelling along the highway, hit a semitrailer that was turning left across the Tesla's direction of travel. The photo below shows the location of the crash. Presumably, the semitrailer was turning into the gas station visible on the right-hand side of the photo. The NTSB report confirms that it's an "uncontrolled" intersection, so cars travelling along the highway (i.e. the Tesla) have the right of way. We won't know for sure what happened until the NTSB releases its full report. But even now, with the limited data at hand, it's hard to see how the mild speeding highlighted by the NTSB could be at fault. The difference in stopping distance between 65mpg and 74mph is about 60 feet in a typical car, and presumably much less in a high-performance Tesla. That's not a lot. The problem doesn't appear to have been that the Tesla saw the truck, but was travelling too fast to take evasive action. It's that an obstacle suddenly appeared on the highway in front of the Tesla, and neither the car nor the driver saw it in time to take action. It doesn't really matter if the car was travelling at 60 or 80 miles per hour -- the difference in stopping distance (including reaction time) is negligible, and a crash at both speeds is likely to be equally fatal. Now, it may well be that the driver wasn't paying as much attention as he should be, since Autopilot was engaged and he wasn't actively involved in the driving process. According to Tesla, the Autopilot system also performed sub-optimally, mistakenly identifying the semitrailer as an overhead gantry, rather than an obstacle on the road. But none of those things have anything to do with speed, so let's take a moment before using this preliminary NTSB report to brand the driver of the Tesla as irresponsible.
2016/07/26 20:55 BGR
BREAKING -- Apple reports Q3 earnings: iPhone sales continue to slide, but did Apple beat the Street?
What goes up must come down, and Apple is in the midst of a tough lesson in gravity at the moment. The company's second-quarter earnings report this past April marked the first time Apple had ever reported a decline in iPhone sales. Of course, the decline was expected by anyone who was paying attention — after astronomical iPhone 6 sales fueled by pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays, there was simply no way Apple was going to be able to keep pace with an incremental "S" upgrade. What was unexpected, however, was how dramatic that sales decline would be. With the second quarter behind us and serious questions surrounding the future of Apple's core business swirling, all eyes were still fixed on the iPhone ahead of Tuesday's fiscal Q3 earnings report. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 At Tuesday's open, Apple shares were down more than 7% from where they were trading ahead of Apple's second-quarter earnings report three months ago. The chief concern among investors (thanks in no small part to a dreary picture painted repeatedly by bearish analysts) is that Apple's iPhone business has hit a wall. March-quarter units sales this year came in at 51.2 million iPhones, which was down from 61.2 million units in the same quarter last year. That's a massive decline, to say the least, so it's understandable that people would be rattled. Making matters worse is the fact that Apple has all but confirmed that this year's new iPhones won't be major upgrades. In a series of reports that reeked of a PR plant, expectations were established for a somewhat minor update in 2016 that will feel more like a second consecutive "S" upgrade than the big bi-yearly update Apple fans are used to. As a result, some industry watchers are predicting further declines that reach well into 2017. When will it end? It's obviously difficult to say, but one thing is certain: Apple's iPhone sales slide didn't come to an end in the June quarter. Apple on Tuesday announced fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.42 per share, or $7.8 billion in net income, on sales totaling $42.4 billion. That compares to a net profit of $1.85 per share in the same quarter last year, while revenue slid from the Q3 record of $49.6 billion that Apple set in fiscal 2015. Ahead of Apple's report, analysts were expecting EPS to come in at $1.39 while revenue was seen dropping to $42.1 billion, right in the middle of Apple's guidance of between $41 billion and $43 billion. iPhone sales in fiscal Q3 2016 totaled 40.4 million units, down from the 47.5 million iPhones the company sold during the June quarter last year, which was also a third-quarter record. Wall Street's consensus for this past quarter was 40 million units. The company said it expects between $45.5 billion and $47.5 billion in sales for the fiscal fourth quarter. Apple remains the world's most profitable consumer electronics company by a substantial margin, but there's little question that the company has some choppy waters to navigate right now. The iPhone has been the star of the show for the better part of a decade, and Apple has enjoyed astronomical growth as a result. Is growth in Apple's iPhone business gone for good? Don't be so sure. But iPhone growth is certainly over for the time being, and there's nothing else in Apple's portfolio that can pick up the slack. Bears see that as a sign of serious trouble for Apple's future under CEO Tim Cook. Bulls see it as an opportunity to buy Apple shares at a deep discount before they skyrocket again in the coming years. There are certainly compelling cases being made on both sides of the fence, but only time will tell if the new products Apple is working on behind the scenes can bring the company back to growth.
2016/07/26 20:31 BGR
T-Mobile now has more than 100 Binge On video providers
T-Mobile's Binge On unlimited streaming feature was controversial when it first launched, but the carrier quickly added toggles to turn it on and off. That seems to have quelled the uprising, allowing the data-conscious to enjoy all those free bits. Today, T-Mobile has announced that Binge On supports more than 100 streaming partners. T-Mobile is pushing the line that it has quadrupled Binge On partners. And that is true, since launch.
2016/07/26 20:21 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Verizon rolls out small updates to the LG G5 and V10
Verizon has started rolling out a fresh set of updates to both the LG G5 and LG V10, bringing along some slight tweaks to both. For the G5, Verizon says that this update, which brings the software up to version VS98713A, adds the option to use an app drawer on the home screen. As for the V10, the changes are much more on the minor side of things. The software version for the V10 after this update will tick up to VS99023A, and Verizon says you can expect some general Wi-Fi calling improvements. The update also includes "a clarification to the USB connection pop-up when the device is charging." Since the updates only just started rolling out, they may take some time to land for everyone. However, if you haven't yet received a prompt, you can manually check from your phone's Settings menu. Have you seen an update yet? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments and on the forums! LG G5 LG G5 review LG 360 CAM review LG G5 complete specs LG's G5 Friends modules ar...
2016/07/26 20:10 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Don’t buy the Moto Z if you want monthly security patches
There’s something you should know before you buy the Moto Z or Moto Z Force: software updates are going to be hard to come by. Hit the break for details. Just five days ago, Lenovo stated the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will get software updates containing patches from the Android Security Bulletin; however, […] Come comment on this article: Don’t buy the Moto Z if you want monthly security patches
2016/07/26 20:05 TalkAndroid
Apple is turning viral smash ‘Carpool Karaoke’ into a streaming show on Apple Music
Apple Music might have just gotten its first must-watch show. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Apple had bought the exclusive rights to the "Carpool Karaoke" segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden and would be turning it into its own series for the Apple Music service. DON'T MISS: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 According to the report, the series will consist of 16 episodes released on a weekly basis. A host for the show has yet to be announced, but Corden is not expected to remain behind the wheel. After all, he already has a show. "We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages," said Apple's senior VP, Eddy Cue. "It's a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride." Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston have been trying to find a partner for the show for months following its breakout success over the past year. Fallon pulled off a similar stunt when he helped spin off Lip Sync Battle to Spike, and now Corden will be doing the same, albeit away from TV. "We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series ofCarpool Karaoke," said Winston. "The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?" The Apple Music exclusive Carpool Karaoke doesn't have a release date yet, but one is expected to be announced soon.
2016/07/26 20:03 BGR
T-Mobile CEO John Legere slams Verizon and AT&T, announces 16 new Binge On partners
Do you listen to podcasts?
Podcasts are awesome, but not everyone listens to them. It used to be that the only thing you really listened to on your phone or in the car was music. We've moved past that, though, and now you can listen to podcasts wherever you are. The good news is that there is a podcast, or multiple podcasts, for everyone, with topics ranging from comedy to history to, of course, technology! We host two fantastic ones right here: Android Central Podcast to Go Time 窶蚤 Pokemon Go Podcast. That's why in this week's poll we want to know whether you listen to podcasts. There are ones out there for everyone, no matter what you want to listen to people talk about. Do you listen to podcasts? Your turn! Now it's your turn! Do you have a favorite podcast? Do you think listening to podcasts is just a waste of time? Hop into the comments below and let us know about it! ...
2016/07/26 20:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Galaxy S8 specs will reportedly include a 4K display
Samsung is already developing its next-gen smartphone, new rumors indicate, a Galaxy S8 that will feature high-end specs that make today's flagships look like toys. Among them ia a 4K display that would take Google’s Daydream virtual reality project to a whole new level. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 Google in mid-May unveiled Daydream, its mobile-friendly VR platform. But the company said that compatible hardware would only be released later on down the road, maybe beginning sometime this fall (with new Nexus phones?). While current Android devices might not support Daydream experiences, next-gen smartphones will probably be equipped to deliver Daydream content. One of them might be the Galaxy S8, which is supposed to arrive at some point around MWC 2017. According to reports from Asia, the device is codenamed Project Dream, which is seen as an indication that Samsung’s future flagship will tout Daydream support as a core feature. The Galaxy S8 should pack a 4K display, a new report from MyDrivers says, which might be critical for such VR projects. Samsung has already demoed a 5.5-inch display with 4K resolution, suggesting that some of its high-end next-gen handsets might actually ship with these high-resolution screens in place. In addition to 4K displays for mobile devices, Phone Arena reminds us that Samsung is also working on a technology called Bio Blue that is supposed to diminish the amount of blue light that Samsung’s AMOLED screens put out. That said, we have no actual confirmation that the Galaxy S8 will have a 4K display at this point, but things should get clearer as we approach MWC 2017.
2016/07/26 19:30 BGR
What is Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains
Pokémon Go: the ultimate guide
Once you've learned the basics, it's time to dive deeper into Pokémon Go. If you're here it's because you want to become the best Pokémon trainer that you can be. If you're just getting started with Pokémon Go, then you should check out our guide to getting started before diving in here. This guide is for those of you who are grinding levels, capturing Pokémon and taking over Gyms. As you know by now, there is a lot going on with Pokémon Go, and we're going to detail most of it out for you here. Are your kids playing this game? Check out our Parent's Guide for some helpful tips! Dealing with bugs This game has grown at a pace never before seen in the history of mobile games. It has been truly incredible to watch as Pokémon Go became larger than Twitter almost overnight, with the average person using the app longer then most people use Facebook each day. The upside is there's a ton of people playing and loving this game with you. The downside is it's basically impossibl...
2016/07/26 19:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Chinese tech company LeEco snags Vizio for $2 billion
T-Mobile is adding Apple Music, ABC and Dish to its unlimited Binge On service
T-Mobile's Binge On is a convenient loophole that lets customers stream music and video from a long list of providers without it counting against their 4G data limit. The more services that participate in Binge On, the better, so the news that Apple Music, ABC, Disney and a host of other providers are joining today is particularly good. The announcement today brings the list of participating services up to 100. It's gone from being a select group of video and music services to a who's who of online video and music. DON'T MISS: The new additions today are: Apple Music ABC Big Ten Network CEEK VR DISH Anywhere Disney Channel Disney Jr. Disney XD D-PAN.TV DramaFever FOX NOW FXNOW NAT GEO TV Shalom World Sioeye Tubi TV Binge On isn't without its drawbacks and critics. For customers signed up to Binge On, video from all the participating services is capped at SD quality, so you can't watch HD streams. A study also found that T-Mobile's detection system isn't flawless, so some video was being incorrectly slowed down or quality-limited. The service also annoys net neutrality warriors, who argue that by offering preferential treatment to some services, T-Mobile violates the fundamental tenant of net neutrality, to treat all internet traffic as legal. It doesn't seem to have spooked T-Mobile's customers, though. According to T-Mobile's data, 80% of Binge On video services are seeing customers watch more video on mobile devices. In the 8 months that Binge On has been active so far, customers have streamed 87,000 years of data-free video. That's a whole lot of Nyan Cat.
2016/07/26 18:55 BGR
The most iconic phone from each manufacturer
Best office apps
From small, at-home businesses to multi-billion dollar companies, modern technology is taking over. Your favorite coffee shop has you sign a tablet with your finger, and who even brings a pen and paper to meetings anymore? Whatever you do, whether you窶决e a small business owner, or someone working for a corporate company, or even the […] Come comment on this article: Best office apps
2016/07/26 18:35 TalkAndroid
BlackBerry DTEK50 priced at $429, launching in Canada with five carriers
While BlackBerry's latest Android phone, the DTEK50, has something of an impenetrable and vexing name, it will be widely available in Canada when it arrives in early August. There are two main ways to purchase the phone, and while we don't have carrier pricing right now, ultimately the best place to buy it will be ShopBlackBerry, the company's e-commerce store. Direct from BlackBerry Shipping August 8th for $429, which includes a 12,600mAh battery pack, the DTEK50 will come unlocked through the BlackBerry Store, compatible with all then major Canadian carriers. See at ShopBlackBerry From the carriers While we don't have carrier pricing just yet, we know which carriers the DTEK50 will be sold at in Canada: Rogers Bell Telus Wind Mobile SaskTel If history is anything to go by, the phone will be roughly the same price as its unlocked counterpart — $430 or so — when purchased outright, and $0 on a 2-year contract. It's possible more carriers will be added to the list in the c...
2016/07/26 18:32 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC
Chinese iPhone hackers just released a new jailbreak tool for the latest versions of iOS and not one day later, we already have a better option. On Monday we told you about the newly updated Pangu jailbreak tool, which offered anyone with a Windows PC a means to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running any version of iOS from iOS 9.2 through to the just-released iOS 9.3.3. There are some big caveats beyond the need for a Windows PC though, namely that this was a "semi-untethered" jailbreak that require a few extra steps each time a phone is rebooted. Now, just one day later, there's a new and improved jailbreak that could be the simplest way to jailbreak and iPhone that we've seen in years. MUST WATCH: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video In a video created by YouTube's resident jailbreak tutorial maker iCrackUriDevice, we get a full walkthrough of how to use JailbreakMe9.com, a new tool that lets iPhone and iPad users jailbreak their phones using a mobile website accessible through Safari. It really doesn't get any easier than this. There are still a few caveats you'll want to make note of — this jailbreak is still semi-untethered for the time being — but it's very straightforward. The full video is embedded below, and then you'll find a timeline so you can skip around to the parts you need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4c3c4JTZeg 0:05 - Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 - NO Computer 0:32 - Dev Enterprise ‘Warning’ 1:33 - Supported Devices 2:09 - Supported Firmwares 2:33 - Credits 2:49 - Visit JailbreakMe9.com 3:45 - Trust The Certificate 4:07 - IMPORTANT Jailbreak STEPS! 5:51 - Opening Cydia! 6:42 - Incompatible Tweaks Warning! 6:58 - Rebooting and Semi Untethered 7:26 - MUST WATCH AFTER Jailbreak! 7:52 - How to Reboot w/ Semi Untether 9:42 - Summary: Follow for Updates
2016/07/26 18:30 BGR
Don't Blink — PlayStation VR is available for pre-order again in the UK!
This is not a drill! If you're interested in grabbing a PlayStation VR this year, pre-order is the way to do it. Sony has sold out of their pre-orders on multiple occasions now, but it looks like you can grab a spot in line right now if you're in the UK. Take a look over at VR Heads for the details! PlayStation VR is available to pre-order again in the UK! ...
2016/07/26 18:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Update: OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold now available in the US
Official: LeEco buys VIZIO for $2 billion
LeEco just bought Vizio for $2 billion
At a press conference in Los Angeles this morning, LeEco announced that it was acquiring the entirety of Vizio's hardware and software businesses for $2 billion. The acquisition, or at least an investment, had been rumored recently, but today it's official. Vizio will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of LeEco, meaning we can expect the Vizio brand to live on in the future, especially here in the US where Vizio is based.
2016/07/26 18:13 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Samsung S7 Active review: I can’t kill this indestructible smartphone
I remember when I first started writing about technology, my boss at the time told me all about how he protected his Nokia N97 by keeping it in a fleece-lined pocket with daily cleanings, just in case the camera accumulated dust or scratches. I've never been remotely that careful with a gadget. My phones have been dropped, scratched, soaked, and for one unlucky handset, immersed in a bucket of paint. Phones like the indestructible Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are phones for people like me. DON'T MISS: Nexus 6P prices slashed across the board in this huge sale On first glance, the S7 Active just looks like a regular Galaxy S7 but in a rugged case. The screen, guts, and basically everything apart from the body are all the same as the regular S7. A couple differences do stand out. There's three physical buttons along the bottom, just like the Android phones of yore. The back (on my version, at least) is camo-colored for extra mental ruggedness. One nice touch is an extra physical button on the left-hand side, which works as the shutter button in the camera app, and can be programmed for anything else during general use. The Galaxy S7 has been extensively reviewed before, so we're not going to go into the nuts and bolts of using a Galaxy S7 as a smartphone under normal conditions. Suffice to say that it's superbly fast, the screen is crystal clear, and Android continues to be excellent. Samsung's custom TouchWiz skin on Android continues to annoy me a little, but mostly it's an excellent phone, up there with the best that Apple and LG can make. But you don't buy a Galaxy S7 Active if you're interested in having a standard day-to-day phone. You buy the S7 Active because you life is filled with adventure, from canoeing unknown rivers to bushwacking through jungles or taking selfies while surfing. (I'm just reading between the lines of the marketing material that Samsung sent me here.) So the real question is: how does the S7 Active perform as a smartphone in less-than-ideal conditions? Pretty darn well, actually. The waterproofing, ruggedness and extra buttons are all useful and not in the slightest gimmicky. The S7 Active is specced to survive immersion in five feet of water for 30 minutes. Because I'm mildly sadistic, the first thing I did with the new phone was turn it on, start a 30-minute timer, and drop it to the bottom of a six-foot-deep pool. There's no port covers on the phone (a common feature on most other handsets), so I was a little dubious that the exposed microUSB port and 3.5mm jack would survive their little swim. Luckily for me, it functioned just fine afterwards. So I found a new game: skimming stones, only using a $800 smartphone instead of rocks. The rounded design and smooth back actually make the S7 Active ideal for skimming. With a strong wrist flick and good technique, you can get some quality water testing, followed by a solid hit on a stone wall. Allow me to demonstrate. Over the last month, I've immersion-tested this phone to spec three times, skipped it into a tile wall about 50, and run it over with a hatchback for good measure. Considering this is basically just a standard smartphone with waterproof ports and a built-in Otterbox, I'd say that's pretty good. It's worth mentioning that other publications have immersion-tested the S7 Active and had different results. Consumer Reports found that two S7 Actives they bought and immersion-tested stopped working after water got inside. Samsung blamed the problem on a manufacturing defect, which they say they've found and fixed. Any water-damaged phones are being replaced under warranty, for now. But it's not just that this phone survives screwing around in a pool -- it's legitimately useful in adventure. I've broken an iPhone screen before by just holding my phone when I go running, thanks to too much sweat. [Ed note: ew.] Capacitive touchscreens also have the tendency to stop working temporarily when they get a little bit damp, which can stop you from getting a good photo at the right time. Having the extra side button and the three physical buttons on the front make the phone a lot easier to use when you're wearing gloves or have sweaty hands. The chunky build means I'm not going to drop it, and if I do, I'm not worried about scratching the screen or shattering the glass. By the way, that camera is the same unit found in the regular Galaxy S7, and it's fantastic for adventure use. It has excellent dynamic range so nothing gets washed out in bright sunlight, the camera app is fast and responsive, and the AMOLED screen is excellent for framing shots in bright sunlight. As a piece of hardware to take to the beach with you, the S7 Active is the best phone out there. It manages to do that while also being a legitimate flagship phone to carry around for your 9-to-5, non-beach-based job. There's still a few drawbacks: the phone is an AT&T exclusive, so you're out of luck if you want to adventure on another network. AT&T has also loaded up the phone with too much of its own software, so you're in for a 10-minute deleting party when you first set it up. But overall, the S7 Active feels like Samsung has finally delivered on the concept it laid out with the first Galaxy Active phone years back: a no-compromises high-end Android phone that doesn't look out of place on your office desk. Provided you don't go with the camo color, of course.
2016/07/26 18:05 BGR
[TA Deals] Save 48% on a bone conduction Bluetooth headset
Phones are ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, so if you haven’t already moved to Bluetooth headphones, now’s a great time to consider making the switch. If you are interested, we’ve got a solid deal that shave nearly half the price off of a pair of KOAR bone conduction wireless headphones. Bone conduction headphones aren’t brand […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Save 48% on a bone conduction Bluetooth headset
2016/07/26 18:00 TalkAndroid
Night mode UI finally comes to stable version of Twitter
Twitter started testing a dark UI mode several months ago, but it was a server side toggle on beta and alpha builds with no way to guarantee it would be on your device. The test must have gone well because today Twitter announced dark mode as an official feature of the Android app. This should be available on all installations of the Twitter app soon. Because Twitter has ridiculous UI fragmentation across its various test builds, you'll find the night mode toggle in the navigation menu, which is accessed either by your profile photo or the standard slide-out icon.
2016/07/26 17:53 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Twitter for Android adds Night Mode
Back in May, word on the street was that Twitter for Android was going to add a new Night Mode into the fold. Sure enough, those rumors were right on target. Twitter has officially announced that Night Mode is now available in its official app for Android. To get it to work, users need [...]
2016/07/26 17:14 Android and Me
BlackBerry DTEK50 now official as the ‘world’s most secure smartphone’
That didn’t take long. On the same day leaked images of the BlackBerry DTEK50 leaked, BlackBerry has gone ahead and made the device officially official. BlackBerry has announced the DTEK50 as the “world’s most secure smartphone.” As we can see, the DTEK50 does indeed share design similarities to the
2016/07/26 16:50 Android and Me
Your cable company really doesn’t want you to know about this box
How much do you pay for internet service at your home? $30? $50? $80? $100 or more. Well, whatever your answer was to that question, you actually got it wrong. You might think your ISP is charging you $60 a month for your home internet service, but you're actually paying another $8 or $10 each month just to use your cable company's modem. Well guess what: You can give it back to them and get your own modem, and you'll never have to pay that fee again. There's a new version out of one of our favorite cable modems, and you really have to check it out. The TP-LINK N300 DOCSIS 3.0 (8x4) Wireless Wi-Fi Cable Modem works with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and most other popular cable-based ISPs, and it now supports download speeds up to 343Mbps and upload speeds up to 143Mbps. Some more key details: Eliminate your cable modem monthly rental fee Item is CABLE MODEM ROUTER. Compatible with cable internet plans up to 150Mbps* Great for Comcast Xfinity Internet Extreme 150, TWC 100M, and Cablevision Internet Service Game, stream, and download at Wi-Fi speeds up to 300Mbps Up to 343Mbps download and 143Mbps upload speeds (based on cable provider's service) Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for lightning-fast wired connections Channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels Industry-leading 2-year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support The TP-LINK N300 DOCSIS 3.0 (8x4) Wireless Wi-Fi Cable Modem also has a built-in Wi-Fi N router, so you won't need to buy a separate device to beam wireless internet all across your home. Right now, it's just $79.99 on Amazon, which is $10 off the standard selling price.
2016/07/26 17:39 BGR
BlackBerry delivers a slab-style phone for its latest Android
If you thought BlackBerry was dead, think again. The struggling telecommunication company today announced their second Android-powered smartphone, the DTEK 50. The sleek phone leaves BlackBerry’s signature keyboard design in the dust and embraces a slab-styled device, which is new territory for BlackBerry and its phones. The device is security-centered while also being budget orientated.
2016/07/26 17:35 AndroidGuys
Best cases for OnePlus 3
What are the best cases for the OnePlus 3? Your brand new OnePlus 3 has an all-aluminum body that looks great but could use a little protection (and maybe some jazzing up). The ideal case will fit perfectly, keep your phone safe from your daily grind, and look fantastic. We know exactly what you're looking for. OnePlus 3 Protective Case OtterBox case OnePlus 3 Flip Covers Tudia Ultra Slim LITE case Orzly Grip-Pro case Love Ying Soft Skin case My Best Cover antique genuine leather sleeve OnePlus 3 Protective Case The protective cases by OnePlus are more than just interchangeable backings for your OnePlus 3; they really do offer excellent protection that wraps around the corners of the phone and keeps your hardware safe. You can only buy them directly from OnePlus. The cases are light, thin, and don't add any unnecessary bulk or weight to your OnePlus 3. They're available in Sandstone (the iconic look from previous generations of the OnePlus), Karbon, Black Apricot, Bamboo, and...
2016/07/26 17:30 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Hey LG, kudos for keeping the G Pad GPE updated with the monthly security patches
Apparently, Artem has an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, or as we lovingly call it LGGPGPE, sitting somewhere on a desk or a drawer. I'm not sure what he uses it for, but I know that he keeps receiving updates for the monthly security patches on it. So how old is the LGGPGPE? It was released in December of 2013, so it's technically not 3 years old just yet. But it had a short-lived stay on the Play Store: it was removed in June of 2014, which means that it's been out of the Store for more than 2 years now.
2016/07/26 17:20 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Apple has ‘peaked’ under Tim Cook, analyst claims
Later this afternoon, all eyes will be focused on Apple as the company releases its earnings report for the June quarter. What makes today窶冱 earnings report so important is that Apple last quarter reported its first year-over-year decline in iPhone sales in history. That being the case, investors will be extremely interested to see if last quarter窶冱 iPhone slowdown was an aberration or perhaps a sign of things to come. Ahead of today窶冱 earnings report, a number of analysts have come out with rather bearish takes on Apple窶冱 financial situation. And perhaps the most negative stance comes from Colin Gillis of BGC Financial L.P. who, in a research note to investors, opines that Apple under the stewardship of Tim Cook has finally peaked. DON'T MISS: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 "Our opinion is that Apple has peaked under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook," Gillis wrote in a note obtained by Bloomberg. "Our view that there is a risk that the upgrade rate for the next iPhone mayﾂ�slow even more than the upgrade rate cycle of 6s, which has been materiallyﾂ�lower than the upgrade rate of the iPhone 6 as per the company." In turn, Gillis slapped shares of Apple with a 窶徭ell窶� while lowering the company窶冱 stock target down to $85. Personally, I think the doom and gloom scenarios surrounding Apple are once again overblown. The iPhone 6s may not be the hot ticket item that the iPhone 6 was, but it窶冱 important to remember that the iPhone 6 represented the first time Apple released larger-screened smartphones. Consequently, it makes sense that the excitement and sales figures from the iPhone 6 would come in higher than the iPhone 6s. And looking ahead to the impending iPhone 7 release, the pool of iPhone users in the market to upgrade is larger today than it窶冱 ever been before. Which is to say, the iPhone 6s lull Apple is currently experiencing may very well be nothing more than a temporary hiccup. More broadly speaking, what truly matters is how Apple窶冱 actual earnings pan out. Over the last few years, Apple has demonstrated a knack for leveraging its growing iPhone user base to increase its overall revenue from services, whether it be from Apple Pay, Apple Music or even the App Store. So while Apple窶冱 iPhone sales figures will naturally be the main metric analysts are looking at, it窶冱 just as important to take a close look at how Apple is managing to generate new revenue streams via services once an iPhone sale has been completed.
2016/07/26 17:12 BGR
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone launches as ‘most secure’
When BlackBerry was flying high in its heyday, one of the benefits of the devices was how well they played with corporate IT environments, especially the heightened security requirements. Since then the company has tumbled, but recently has been trying to make a comeback on the back of Android powered devices. Today BlackBerry officially announced […] Come comment on this article: BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone launches as ‘most secure’
2016/07/26 17:08 TalkAndroid
Moto Z & Moto Z Force review: Maybe be the DROID you’re looking for
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Lenovo’s first crack at the high-end smartphone market since acquiring Motorola, and they’ll likely be a make-or-break phone for Lenovo’s chance at being a big player in the premium US market. Both phones are touted as extremely high-end devices with unique modular accessories called Moto Mods, and […] Come comment on this article: Moto Z & Moto Z Force review: Maybe be the DROID you’re looking for
2016/07/26 16:59 TalkAndroid
Incoming OnePlus 3 update brings improved Doze mode, video recording tweaks and more
Tuesday’s best tech deals: Wireless headphones, portable AC units, UPS back up power
The summer heat is out of control this year. With each year that passes our planet gets warmer, and with the hottest month ahead of us, you should consider taking advantage of Amazon’s deal of the day today. Amazon is offering massive discounts on Whytner portable AC units. They’re great for those of you who
2016/07/26 16:48 AndroidGuys
Holy moly... The Walking Dead cast actually just confirmed whether or not Negan killed Glenn
Kevin Smith talked to four of the stars of The Walking Dead at Comic-Con last week, including Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Jeffery Dean Morgan (Negan)... and he actually managed to find out who Negan didn’t kill. Beware, some major spoilers may follow below. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 Season 6 ended with a massively dramatic cliffhanger. Negan chose a person from Rick’s crew to kill as punishment, but AMC never showed who that person is. In the comics, Glenn dies. But AMC already trolled us with a would-be Glenn death early in season 6, so doing it would certainly be a curious move at best. Recent reports said that Glenn’s wife is the one who will end up having died at Negan's hand, but that’s yet to be confirmed. During the interview, Smith asks them who dies, and Morgan lets it slip that nobody sitting there is killed. It’s certainly not a surprise to hear that Rick is sticking around. After all, Negan wants to show him who the new boss is. But Morgan also indicates that Glenn and Daryl will survive the dramatic meeting with Negan. When asked how long the show will continue running, Lincoln said that both the TV series and the comic that’s still running might come to a close at the same time. Check out IMDb’s video interview with these four The Walking Dead stars, which is embedded below. Meanwhile, the first trailer for Season 7 is available at this link, and The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season in October.
2016/07/26 16:45 BGR
BlackBerry DTEK50 priced £275 in the UK, launching early August
Retailers confirm SIM-free price and release date for new Android-powered BlackBerry. BlackBerry's new Android smartphone is called the DTEK50, because branding is hard, and how else were we going to top "Priv". Based on Aclatel Idol 4 hardware and named by a cat walking across a keyboard, the security-focused phone is scheduled land in the UK the first week of August. Unlocked Mobiles has the DTEK50 scheduled to ship from the week commencing Aug. 1, priced at £274.99 in black. See at Unlocked Mobiles Meanwhile Clove Technology has an Aug. 5 estimated arrival date, priced a penny dearer at £275, in the same thrilling choice of exactly one color. See at Clove We've yet to hear anything from any UK mobile operators on plans to offer the DTEK50, and given the fortunes of BlackBerry of late, we we're not holding our breath. ...
2016/07/26 16:38 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
'Soft Gold' OnePlus 3 is now on sale in the U.S. for $399
OnePlus has begun selling the 'Soft Gold' color version of its OnePlus 3 smartphone in the U.S. The price for the new version remains the same at $399 and it can be purchased at the company's website. OnePlus has already stated the "Soft Gold" version of the OnePlus 3, which joins the previous graphite color, will be available in limited quantities, so if you really want to purchase one, you might want to act quickly. The company will expand the reach of the soft gold version to Europe, Canada and Hong Kong on August 1. OnePlus 3 OnePlus 3 review: Finally, all grown up OnePlus 3 specs OnePlus 3 vs. the flagship competition Latest OnePlus 3 news Discuss OnePlus 3 in the forums OnePlus */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ ...
2016/07/26 16:33 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Titanium Backup 7.5 adds Android N support and introduces secure MyTiCloud backup early bird
Titanium Backup still looks like it was stuffed in a time capsule in 2011 and never gotten out of it, but who cares. The app provides backup and restore features that make the lives of every root and custom ROM user several folds easier, and that's just the tip of the iceberg of its capabilities. And it's not like it's been abandoned: the developers keep updating it and today it's reached version 7.5.
2016/07/26 16:31 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Twitter for Android brings night mode to all users
After being available on the beta channel for quite some time, Twitter has finally brought the night mode to all Android users. Turning on night mode is pretty simple, with a switch that allows you to easily toggle between the two modes when you want to switch them up. Enabling night mode doesn't just turn everything black, and instead uses a dark grey that has white text and blue links on it, making it easy on the eyes. Now on Android! Turn on night mode to Tweet in the dark.https://t.co/XVpmQeHdAk pic.twitter.com/vrIDEM22vO— Twitter (@twitter) July 26, 2016 All you need to do to get started is tap on your profile icon in the top corner, and then locate the Night mode toggle near the bottom of the list. If it isn't showing for you, head into Google Play and make sure you have the latest update, and then force close the app and launch it again. What are your thoughts on the darker option? Let us know in the comments! ...
2016/07/26 16:27 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
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Getting started with Instagram: a beginner’s guide
If you’re a part of the digital age than you’ve surely heard of Instagram. Founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app became a huge hit and was subsequently purchased by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012. You may be asking yourself: What’s the point of Instagram if I can just share my photos
2016/07/26 16:23 AndroidGuys
9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now
Following yesterday's post — where you'll find several freebies that are still available for download, mind you — we're back with yet another installment in our series covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. We've selected the best of the bunch for Tuesday, and they're all laid out for you in the post below. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. YoWindow Weather Normally $2.99. Accurate, beautiful weather with landscapes depicting weather, sky, season. YoWindow is a unique new weather app. The magic of YoWindow is a living landscape that reflects your actual weather. For instance, if it's raining - it rains in YoWindow. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life. But the great thing is you can scroll the time forward. Just swipe the screen and you will see how the weather is going to change throughout the day. Simple! All the weather at your fingertips. You see the current weather, the forecast for today and for several days ahead. Beautiful! State of the art landscapes change depending on the season. The artwork is designed down to the smallest detail. Choose a landscape that fits best for your area. Handy! YoWindow is a window in your pocket =) The weather forecast is provided by yr.no and NWS - the leading meteorological organizations. Download YoWindow Weather gTasks Pro Normally $5.99. A SINGLE PURCHASE COVERS ALL YOUR IPHONE AND IPAD DEVICES. Sync your tasks with Google and across your Mac, iPhone & iPad devices. Never liked your tasks app? You’ll love this one :) MAIN FEATURES ● Sync your tasks with Google Tasks. ● Sync tasks between your iPhone & iPad devices. ● View your tasks and calendar events in one place. ● Keep your tasks organized with subtasks. ● Location based reminders such as when you leave your office. ● Set repeating tasks such as “Pay bills” every month. ● Universal app, designed both for iPhone and iPad. GOOGLE TASKS ● Naturally integrating into Google Calendar. ● No permanent internet connection required. The app will sync updated tasks as soon as an internet connection is available. ● Your tasks are backed up. ● Manage your tasks conveniently on your home/office PC, and have them synced to your iPhone/iPad and vice versa. ● Share tasks with your colleagues. Download gTasks Pro Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Normally $1.99. Run to save the world in this humoristic tribute to retro sci-fi movies! A fun, challenging runner with tons of content!! Start with a simple combat runner and evolve your gameplay to ultimately navigate masterfully through challenging level configurations and boss fights! - Over 700 000 downloads, 10 million games played! - Featured by Apple! - Covered on The Totally Rad Show! - What the press has to say: 4.5/5 touch arcade "From presentation to gameplay to overall fun factor, DRWAPS simply shines" 4.5/5 iFanzine "DRWAPS is the kind of genre mashup gold that we need to see more often in the App Store" 4/5 appspy "DRWAPS's book and try to provide an experience that goes beyond mindless platforming" 4/5 148Apps "DRWAPS is another solid endless runner with a little bit of action-platformer thrown in" 4.5/5 padgadget "DRWAPS is an action-packed infinite runner that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on." 5/5 iphonegameruk "November Game of the Month" 4.5/5 apptudes "gorgeous and full of personality, it effortlessly blends platforming, action, and RPG elements into a fantastically entertaining experience" 5/5 app-score "DRWAPS is yet another running game that has used the iPhone to the best of it’s ability" 4/5 touchgen "DRWAPS is a fun entry in the endless running genre that brings both storyline, and humour to the table" 4/5 modojo "We grew tired of "runners" months ago, but DRWAPS renewed our faith in these types of games" 4.5/5 iPhone Alley "the amount of content that’s here is enough to satisfy any casual gamer or the ideal hardcore" 4.5/5 crasymikeapps "DRWAPS is a side scrolling platformer with more personality than most, leveraging excellent graphics and in depth gameplay" 4/5 iphoneappreviews "DRWAPS is one of those games that keeps your coming back for more, even once all upgrades are purchased" 4/5 AppsJP 4.5/5 backtothegeek "If you like runners, jump on it" ------------------------- For a long time Cornelius has been working at the local comic books stand shop. For about as long, he's been daydreaming about how somehow, someday, he'd become a Hero. After all, wasn't what the fortune cookie was saying, right? ... right? Fortunately the Aliens invasion would come just in time to provide with this opportunity... Don't Run is a breathtaking, retro sci-fi, combat based, funny sidescroller with tons of content. Anyway, what more can you ask for than running with a plasma sword, slicing-up invading aliens? ------------- Main Features ------------- - Universal App - Retina display - 5 environments: City, Factory, Mother ship, Alien Planet, Tandoori Moon - 2 Game Modes: - Story mode with fixed game progression, save points, boss fights and 3-stars rating system - Endless mode with 4 levels of difficulty, random map generation and objectives to accomplish - Did we say it? Boss fights! - Breathtaking action! Hundreds of small hand crafted map sections put together dynamically to make sure to bring out a maximum of diversity and generate a controlled difficulty progression. - A unique 3 buttons contextual controls scheme: jump, slide, slash which becomes double jump, dive and dash in the air - Several types of monster with their own gameplay, traps to avoid, power-ups and rewards to collect - Upgrades! Collect xp in game to level up your avatar on skills and avatar customization - Game Center leaderboard and achievements - Comic storyboards - Awesome soundtrack and sound effects - 2 supported languages, English and French Download Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Voice Secretary Normally $2.99. With Voice Secretary, you will never miss any important meeting or events even when you are engaged in busy business or driving a car. Use your own voice to record reminders, saving you time from typing and customizing your own alerts. Everything is readily available even when the app is turned off. It’s an amazing app which is worthy of owning for who want to remember everything quickly without typing. An awesome recorder is included also. "Voice Secretary app was included in our best reminder applications" -- AppPicker "Voice Secretary is One of Best Voice Secretary Business Apps in iTunes" -- ***** By AppDictions "Siri is good for setting appointments, but she can’t provide users with voice memos in those appointments, or allow those same voice memos to be emailed to others attending those appointments. The Voice Secretary has you covered with easy-to-make voice memos that can be referenced and shared inside appointments that are made inside this application." -- ***** by CrazyMike'sApps "Voice Secretary is a great app like the name itself. It's a voice alert app that allows you to use your own voice to remember everything. A great new twist in iOS voice alert app you have ever seen " -- ***** By Best10Apps "Not only this program is great but it saved me time.For my job the ability to sketch out ideas quickly and clearly, is of the upmost importance. Simple, elegant in design, very happy to have discovered her." -- ***** "Отличная прога.....использ на все 100%" -- ***** "음질 좋은편이고 멀티테스킹 및 화면 끈 상태서도 녹음되네요. 역시나 전화통화중은 안되는듯" -- ***** "这个软件设计很完善,而且能够通过语音来提醒,非常方便,能够按时提醒,非常实用,能够反复提醒,让每一件事情都能得到很好的安排。" -- ***** "..è lo strumento giusto per impostare promemoria alla velocità della luce anche quando ci si trova in macchina ed è meglio concentrarsi sulla guida. Non so come faccia ma si sincronizza anche con lagenda con Informant, validissima!" -- ***** "Die beste app die ich kenne und jeden Tag benutze weil es so unglaublich simple und schnell geht Erinnerungen zu erstellen ohne ewig lang tippen zu müssen..." ***** ........ More Features: - Time-saving. It helps you save lots of time. Just turn on the software, record, and set the time and everything is done. - Auto reminding. You can receive the reminders with no need to open the application or connection with network, only when the phone is on. - Easy to add reminders. Click the big button, simply shake the phone or start the recording by proximity sensor. - Email your reminders. Send your voice reminding to your friends or family members by Emails as easily as sending a file. - Support recording in background. - Time delay function. You will feel easy to delay the reminder when your hands are full and no schedules will be missed. - Backup and sync up. With voice secretary, never worry about the loss of data. Backup your audio data to your PC, Dropbox or iTunes through Wi-Fi and sync up your voice files in Dropbox and iTunes. - Nag(Echo). I deeply believe that someone may NAG to you everyday and you may think it's bothered but voice secretary just nag to you to give you reminding so that you won't ever miss any event or meeting - Support multiple languages. Support English, simplified Chinese, Chinese traditional, Japanese, Deutsch, Française, 한국어, Русский, Portuguese, Italiano, Español, etc. - Dozens of reminder sounds. You can choose your favorite reminder sounds out of thirty ringtones. - Security guaranteed. Without the passcode in your phone, nobody will know the content of the voice reminding. Help to protect your private information. Download Voice Secretary Paranormal Agency Normally $2.99. Use your supernatural ESP to rid the city of malevolent spooks and spirits in this eerie Hidden Object game! Detective Heather Mills has the amazing ability to see ghosts and other mysterious entities that are not visible to other people. When spooky ghosts and weird creatures start showing up in local homes, it's up to Heather and her agency to get to the bottom of this macabre mystery and look for reasons behind recent poltergeist attacks on innocent citizens. Help Heather hunt for hidden items in locations all over the city and find out who is behind the attacks. Featuring over 50 levels and variety of hidden object challenges, Paranormal Agency is a thrilling, and chilling, interactive examination of the unexplained. Start your search today! ● More Than 50 Challenging Levels ● Five Different Types of Hidden Object Challenges ● Seven Unique Mini-Games ● Original Storyline Re-written Exclusively for the iPhone/iPad Version ● Nearly Endless Hidden Object Fun ● Support Game Center ● iPhone 5 Display support Download Paranormal Agency Audio Notebook Normally $4.99. All-Day Audio Recorder, 2x Playback, and Wide-Screen Text Editor. Audio Notebook is perfect for: - Students: To record all your lectures, and take notes on all your classes, - Professionals: For every meeting and interview, - Everyone else: To capture your thoughts and ideas for all of life's projects. PRISTINE ALL-DAY RECORDING Stop struggling to take notes while keeping up with discussions. Audio Notebook captures everything that is said, so you don't have to worry about missing a thing. Record through your whole day and take notes at the same time. Edit and add to your notes while recording or reviewing later. When you're done, easily email your notes and recordings with a tap. Leave your laptop behind. Stay on top of all your classes and meetings with just your iPad. FAST 2x PLAYBACK Reviews are a snap: Audio Notebook lets you breeze through recordings with up to 2x playback speed. Rewind by 5 seconds with just a tap, and capture every point with perfect recall. EASY DATA ACCESS It's your data: Copy all your notes and audio to your Mac or PC with iTunes File Sharing at any time. This is great for extra backups or sharing with others. It even works wirelessly over WiFi. COLORFUL ORGANIZATION Color code your notes with multiple categories to find them easily and stay on top of all your projects. WIDE-SCREEN EDITING WITH LARGE FONTS Unlike Apps ported from the iPhone, Audio Notebook makes full use of the iPad's larger screen. Notes take up the full screen width in landscape, and are presented with a large, legible font, so you don't have to squint. Pick between three beautiful fonts for your notes: Georgia, Helvetica Neue, or Courier. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE GREAT NOTES Integrated Text Editor: - Text notes with built-in Audio Recorder - Works great in both landscape and portrait mode - Large, legible font - Copy & Paste - Automatic spell check Flexible Note Organizer: - Multiple color-coded categories to stay organized - Filter notes by category, to quickly find the one you want - Sort by name or by date - Customizable category names - Share notes and recordings via Email High Quality Audio Recorder: - Variable play speed: 1x, 1.5x, or 2x - Instant seek - Quick skip by 5 second increments - Unlimited audio recording time - High quality MPEG-4 audio: An hour takes approximately 12MB - Record and take notes simultaneously - Pause and continue recording as many times as needed Download Audio Notebook FontBoard Normally $0.99. Use these cool fonts and post them on social media platforms, text them to your friends, even use them in eMails or status updates— so what are you waiting for? Download NOW! This great-deal low-price will not last! These breath-taking font keyboards have auto-correct functionality built into them! All of your friend's are so jealous of your cool typeface once you get FontBoard! FontBoard allows you to install BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, & STUNNING type-faces into your iOS8+ Keyboards. You can use our font keyboards to type text with styled font in ANYWHERE on your device (in any app) that allows standard keyboard input. You are unique, your typing should match who you are! Customize, with tons of designer fonts to pick from! Download NOW! This great-deal low-price will not last! Thank-you. Download FontBoard Furniture for Minecraft PE Normally $1.99. Now you can create your perfect furniture dreamland! Hours of fun awaits you. Learn about lots of furniture items and different resources to design your furniture map.. Features: - Install Furniture mod - Complete database of furniture - Detailed descriptions and screenshots - Video collection - Mod showcase - Video for every furniture item - And more! What are you waiting for? Download this app today while it is on sale! Disclaimer: THIS APP IS NOT AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG Note: This app is for desktop version of Minecraft only. It is a guide and you cannot modify Minecraft Pocket Edition client with this app. Download Furniture for Minecraft PE Multiplayer Servers for Minecraft PE Normally $0.99. Best app for searching all kinds of Minecraft PE Multiplayer Servers and Maps & Seeds! (IAP required) Some of the multiplayer servers include; Hunger Games Adventure Factions Prison PVP Economy Parkour Minigames Survival Roleplay Sky War Sky Block Spigot Kit PVP PVE Pixel Mon Easily search through hundreds of most popular minecraft PE online servers. Servers are updated every hour so that you know what people are playing or if the server is online or offline. You will always be connected to the Minecraft community and you will be able to access the most famous Multiplayer Servers in the world. Play with thousands of fellow Minecrafters online! If you like any server then just simply add it to your favorites for quicker access. Disclaimer: This application is not approved nor affiliated with Mojang AB, its name, commercial brand and other aspects of the application are registered brands and the property of their respective owners. This is an unofficial Minecraft app. Download Multiplayer Servers for Minecraft PE
2016/07/26 16:18 BGR
BlackBerry DTEK50 specs
What's inside the BlackBerry DTEK50? Following on the relative success of the Priv, BlackBerry went in a slightly different direction with its second Android phone, the DTEK50. An all-touch more mid-range device, the DTEK50 quite clearly resembles that of the Alcatel Idol 4, and the specs line up as well. Here's what's inside. Category DTEK50 Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display 5.2-inch, 1920x1080Scratch-resistant Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Quad-core 1.5GHzAdreno 405 GPU RAM 3GB Storage 16GB Expandable microSD up to 2TB Rear Camera 13MP f/2.0, PDAFdual-tone LED flashHDR, 1080p/30 video Front Camera 8MP f/2.21.12-micron pixelsSelfie flash1080p/30 video Battery 2610 mAh Charging Quick Charge 2.0Micro-USB 2.0 Water resistance No Security DTEK security suiteFIPS 140-2 Full Disk EncryptionAndroid For Work, Google Play for Work Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFCGPS, GLONASS Network (NA) LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/29HSP...
2016/07/26 16:14 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
BlackBerry announces $299 DTEK50 Android phone, but it's just a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4
BlackBerry is sticking with this Android thing despite sales for its first phone not being particularly stellar. Now, there's a second BlackBerry Android phone, the DTEK50. Unlike the PRIV, this one is mid-range and costs just $299. Also unlike the PRIV, it doesn't look like BlackBerry designed or built this one. The DTEK50 is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. Externally, the DTEK50 is identical to the Idol 4, save for a custom back panel with BlackBerry branding.
2016/07/26 16:06 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced: Snapdragon 617, FHD display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 6P prices slashed across the board in this huge sale
If you're a hardcore Android fan who needs to always have the latest and greatest pure Google smartphone, now probably isn't the best time to buy a new handset. Two next-generation HTC-built Nexus phones will be released in the coming months, and you're undoubtedly waiting for them to be released before you pull the trigger. But if you want an insanely powerful and capable smartphone at an insanely reasonable price, now is the perfect time to purchase Google's Nexus 6P phablet because Amazon has knocked $100 off its selling price for all three available models. First, some key Nexus 6P specs: All-metal design Unlocked, LTE smartphone with a powerful 2GHz Snapdragon 810 V2.1 Processor and the newest Android software, Android 6.0 marshmallow. A 5.7-Inch, high-resolution wqhd AMOLED display and front-facing stereo speakers to experience your photos and videos in cinematic Quality. The powerful 12 MP Camera was built to capture your world in true-to-life detail. Larger 1.55 µM pixels absorb more light¹ in even the dimmest conditions to make your photos Brighter. Quicker access and more security with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back to complement the way you naturally hold your Phone. Long lasting 3,450 mAh battery with quick charging USB Type-C plug. it's reversible, so there's no more guessing which way is up. Model Nin-A1; compatible with nano SIM Cards And most importantly, of course, is the fact that you get instant access to new Android versions as soon as Google releases them! Below, you'll find links to each of the six different Nexus 6P models that are currently on sale. Nexus 6P unlocked smartphone, 32GB Graphite: $399.00 Nexus 6P unlocked smartphone, 32GB Gold: $399.00 Nexus 6P Unlocked Smartphone, 64GB Silver: $449.00 Nexus 6P unlocked smartphone, 64GB Gold: $449.00 Nexus 6P unlocked smartphone, 128GB Graphite: $549.00 Nexus 6P unlocked smartphone, 128GB Silver: $549.00
2016/07/26 15:51 BGR
[Deal Alert] Moto X Pure 32GB is $249.99 on B&H today only (plus freebies)
Do you want a Moto X Pure Edition? Were you waiting for a great deal to grab it? Now is the time and you better act fast. B&H is discounting the 32GB Moto X Pure by $150 from $399.99 to $249.99 and adding a couple of freebies to boot. You get a Bluetooth selfie stick, which you can always give to someone as a gift if you don't need it, and a 32GB MicroSD card, which is a nice addition on top of the 32GB of internal memory.
2016/07/26 15:34 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Huawei sees strong growth in first half of 2016
Huawei has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016. The company saw a sales revenue increase of 41.% over the same period last year, with ¥77.4 billion ($11.6 billion), with smartphone shipments up 25% to 60.56 million units. With this progress, Huawei has captured 11.4% of the global smartphone market. The company has also apparently taken 10% of the market for phones between $500 and $600. It's marketshare in China hit 18.6%, while the company also strong growth in developing markets Latin America and Central Asia. Press release: Huawei Consumer Business Group First Half Results for 2016 Outperforming the industry with strong overseas growth July 26 2016, Shenzhen, China – Huawei Consumer Business Group announced today its 2016 half year financial results: Sales revenue in the first half of 2016 increased by 41% year-on-year to CNY¥ 77.4 billion. Smartphone shipments stood at 60.56 million, a year-on-year increase of 25%. According to IDC, global sma...
2016/07/26 15:27 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
The iPhone 7 leak we’ve been waiting for still doesn’t solve the biggest mystery
Can there possibly still be any questions left unanswered after all of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus leaks we've seen over the past month or so? As impossible as it might seem, there actually are still several questions that remain unanswered. We know what Apple's new iPhones will look like and we might even know exactly when they're set to be released thanks to a big leak earlier this week. But there are some big mysteries that remain, and we've been waiting for one leak in particular to arrive so that what is perhaps the biggest iPhone 7 mystery out there might finally be solved. The good news is that the leak we've been waiting for is finally here. The bad news is that unfortunately, it doesn't bring us any closer to getting answers. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 According to countless leaks and rumors, the iPhone 7 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) is shaping up to be a more refined iPhone 6s. It'll be thinner, it'll have less visually offensive antenna lines, it'll have more storage capacity, it'll have a bigger battery, and it'll have better specs as well as an upgraded camera. But there's something else it might have that's of particular interest. A report and an accompanying leaked photo from back in June suggested that the iPhone 7 would include a major change that no one saw coming. According to that photo, the new home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wouldn't be a real button at all, but rather a capacitive button with 3D Touch support for haptic feedback. Why would that be such an important change? Because a setup like this would almost certainly be a sign of things to come. Next year's big tenth-anniversary iPhone refresh is rumored to ditch the home button and integrate the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the phone's display. A capacitive home button with 3D Touch on the iPhone 7 would be a strong indication that Apple is indeed moving in that direction. Now, a photo of what are believed to be actual front covers from the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has been posted to Weibo and shared on Twitter by anonymous user The Malignant. This marks the first time we've seen these components since the iPhone 7 entered mass production, but unfortunately they don't answer our question of whether or not Apple's 2016 iPhones will sport a 3D Touch home button. As you can see in the leaked image below, the front covers for the new iPhone look exactly like the iPhone 6's covers. The rumor and leak cycle ahead of this year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has followed the exact same pattern as leak in previous years. As such, we can likely expect this mystery to be solved soon enough.
2016/07/26 15:24 BGR
BlackBerry officially announces the DTEK50, pre-orders now open for $299
BlackBerry has officially announced the keyboardless DTEK50, the second Android offering from the company. Being touted as the world's most secure Android smartphone, it features a 5.2-inch scratch resistant display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a convenience key which you can map to your favorite app and much more. As you'd imagine, BlackBerry has hardened the OS on the DTEK50, added a secure boot process and much more to ensure that it is the most secure it can be. You'll be able to place a pre-order for the DTEK50 on ShopBlackBerry.com in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. It will be priced at $299 and will make its way to other retail partners in the coming weeks. See at BlackBerry Press release: BLACKBERRY ANNOUNCES THE WORLD'S MOST SECURE ANDROID SMARTPHONE– DTEK50 DTEK50 delivers BlackBerry's unmatched security, privacy and productivity to price-conscious consumers and businesses Waterloo, ON – July 26, 2016 – BlackBerry Lim...
2016/07/26 15:18 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Moto Z and Moto Z Force review: A modular miss
Motorola is trying something new—it's like a whole new company with new owners, new phones, and a new approach to making money on said phones. The Moto Z and Z Force (currently only available as Verizon exclusives) are "modular" phones with a series of snap-on rear panel accessories. They're also very thin and lacking a headphone jack. There are certainly reasons to be skeptical of these devices, but they're also very interesting in an industry that has had trouble innovating beyond the standard black slab.
2016/07/26 15:17 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Spotify beta switches the slide-out navigation drawer to a bottom bar
I don't like this recent trend of using bottom navigation bars. Not because it is reminiscent of iOS apps, but because I have gotten so used to sliding a navigation drawer from the side that reaching the bottom of my phone's screen is just not engrained in my muscle memory. Also, the way it's implemented often uses screen estate that can be better utilized to display more data than to provide switches to other tabs that I may not need or use all the time.
2016/07/26 15:15 Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
New images show off BlackBerry’s upcoming Android phone
BlackBerry has yet to officially announce its upcoming and second Android-powered smartphone, but a product page for the device was accidentally published online and showed us some new images. Known as the BlackBerry Neon, or DTEK50, this smartphone will come with a mix of some relatively midrange specs. Powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor and 3GB of RAM, […] Come comment on this article: New images show off BlackBerry’s upcoming Android phone
2016/07/26 15:15 TalkAndroid
Google Maps gets a new look, adds Wi-Fi only mode, areas of interest and mass transit delays
FOSPower BlackOnyx: cheap wired headphones that truly impress
Wired headphones aren't going anywhere — especially with great deals like this. With headphone jacks disappearing, and more people moving towards Bluetooth, is there a still place for wired headphones in today's world? Well, FOSPower is proving that there is, and that you don't have to spend a lot to get great sound and a comfortable fit. There are enough gadgets and electronics that I have laying around that I need to remember to charge, and the last thing I want is for my headphones to not power up when I want to use them. That, plus the lower cost and lighter weight, make wired headphones preferable for the foreseeable future. So, what makes the FOSPower BlackOnyx headphones stand out? Sound Quality When you think of a $19 pair of headphones, sound quality may not be the first thing that comes to mind. When I first put these headphones in, I was not expecting much, but as soon as the music started I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone has different expectations when it com...
2016/07/26 15:00 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Google Maps is getting the visual makeover you’ve been waiting for
Google about to roll out a cleaner look for Google Maps across desktop, Android and iOS devices 窶� that much Google has already confirmed. But what might be more exciting for Google Maps fans is a new Wi-Fi only mode feature that窶冱 supposed to cut down the use of cellular data. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 In a blog post on its Maps site, Google explained that it wants to 窶徂elp you better explore the world around you窶� with the new visual changes. The new Google Maps update is going to get a 窶彡leaner窶� look that ditches certain elements, including road outlines. 窶弋he result is a cleaner look that makes it easier to see helpful and actionable information like traffic and transit,窶� Google said. 窶廣nd we窶况e improved the typography of street names, points of interest, transit stations, and more to make them more distinguishable from other things on the map, helping you navigate the world with fewer distractions. The new Google Maps canvas is also supposed to let Google display local information 窶彿n entirely new ways.窶� Orange-shaded areas will be 窶彗reas of interest,窶� where a lot of activities usually happen. You窶冤l have to zoom in on the orange shaded zone in order to get more details about a certain location. The video demo below highlights this particular feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vimAfuKGJ0 Areas of interest are created using an algorithmic process, but Google also uses 窶彗 human touch窶� in high-density areas like New York City. Finally, there窶冱 a new color scheme intended to let you easily differentiate between man-made and natural features, and identify some locations much more quickly. But as Android Police notes, there窶冱 also a new Maps feature that Google has yet to announce officially, and that窶冱 a Wi-Fi only mode. With the mode enabled, you窶冤l get most of your Google Maps data only over Wi-Fi, although the app may still use a small amount of cellular data during operation. As seen in the image above, a bar will appear at the top of the screen to indicate the fact that Wi-Fi only mode is enabled. If you窶决e using Google Maps for its mass transit features, you窶冤l be happy to hear that notifications for mass transit delays are also coming, with some users having already spotted the feature live in their apps.
2016/07/26 14:59 BGR
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note to be a Flipkart exclusive in India
T-Mobile expands Binge On partners, now includes over 100 providers
T-Mobile Binge On has been around for eight months now, and the Un-carrier has been working hard to steadily add new partners to the service, which allows subscribers to watch video content without using their monthly high-speed data allotment. Now T-Mobile has expanded the Binge On list yet again, adding another group of video partners that will pad [...]
2016/07/26 14:05 Android and Me
BlackBerry Neon leaks with Android, 13MP camera, and more
BlackBerry‘s second Android-based smartphone has been revealed in a new leak, giving us a taste of the Neon’s specifications list ahead of its official debut. CrackBerry has shared some images of the Neon that it got because some BlackBerry servers went live a bit early, revealing the handset ahead of schedule. The [...]
2016/07/26 13:57 Android and Me
ZTE Axon 7 Mini leaks, priced at €299
T-Mobile’s Binge On finally hits 100 available services
Binge On launched about eight months ago, and since then it’s become one of T-Mobile’s staple features. John Legere is quick to promote and advertise the feature, and for good reason. Most features like that are only as good as the services they offer, which is why it’s so important that T-Mobile get major players […] Come comment on this article: T-Mobile’s Binge On finally hits 100 available services
2016/07/26 14:54 TalkAndroid
Verizon Wireless gains subscribers while narrowly missing revenue projections
How to use Prisma for Android
What is Prisma and how does it work? These days, it's not enough to make a simple photo effects app. To stand out, companies need to create effects using complicated machine learning algorithms that create creative and unique pieces of art in the style of Munk, Picasso and Van Gogh. At least that's what the team behind Prisma believes. What is Prisma? Prisma is a photo effects app whose workflow mimics that of popular photo sharing apps like Instagram and EyeEm. At its core is a simple viewfinder that takes square images to which you can apply around 30 filters, many of which are modelled in the style of famous painters like Van Gogh and Picasso. Once those filters are applied, you can then choose to save it to your phone, share with with Facebook or Instagram, or, using Android's Share button, to any number of other apps. Download: Prisma (free) What's so special about Prisma over other similar photo apps? Prisma is by no means the first app to produce beautiful, fantastica...
2016/07/26 14:37 Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers
Amazon’s 12 best daily deals: Portable air conditioners, Roku HDTV, 2TB portable hard drive, more
It might not be Prime Day anymore, but Amazon really turned up the heat on its daily deals today. We've got some great coupons on already-discounted devices, a slim 2TB portable hard drive for just $70, $200 off a latest-gen MacBook Air, a 40-inch Roku smart HDTV for $260, 20% or more off portable air conditioners, and plenty more. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 AUKEY Fitness Tracker, Bluetooth Smart Wristband for Activity Tracking: $22.99 with coupon code FTRACKER QCY Wireless Bluetooth V4.1 Sports Headphones: $9.99 with coupon code BLUETOO1 AUKEY Bluetooth Car Kit with 3-Port USB Car Charger: $18.99 with coupon code BTCAR888 Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive: $69.99 with free Prime shipping Apple MMGF2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (128 GB) NEWEST VERSION: $799.99 with free Prime shipping Hisense 40H4C 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV: $259.99 with free Prime shipping Save at Least 20% on Whynter Portable Air Conditioners 2016 Portable Car GPS Navigation System Units 7-Inch Capacitive screen: $44.87 with free Prime shipping Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo: $139.99 with free Prime shipping TaoTronics Car Dash Cam HD 1080P Wide Angle with G-Sensor WDR Night Mode 2.7" Screen: $62.99 with free Prime shipping JETech 10,000mAh 2-Output Portable External Power Bank: $24.99 with free Prime shipping TNSO 2Pack Extra Long Nylon Braided 8 Pin Lightning Cable: $7.99 with free Prime shipping Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
2016/07/26 14:34 BGR