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Private sale gives Amazon Prime members deep discounts on two hot new phones

Private sale gives Amazon Prime members deep discounts on two hot new phones

By about 4 hours ago.

There’s nothing better than a good sale. Actually, that’s not entirely true. The only thing better than a good sale is a good private sale that offers deep discounts not everyone has access to. It’s OK to admit it, don’t be ashamed. Everyone loves a little exclusivity here and there.

On Wednesday, Amazon announced an exclusive new program that only Prime members have access to. It gives you deep discounts on two hot new Android phones that are already quite affordable. First up, the just-announced Moto G4, which is a tremendous value at its full $200 retail price but can be had for just $125 in this sale. Then you’ve got the BLU R1 HD, a quad-core Android phone that costs just $50 with this sale. More →

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Steve Jobs Video

Former Apple PR boss celebrates iPhone’s anniversary with video of pissed off Steve Jobs moments

By about 6 hours ago.

Former Apple PR boss celebrates iPhone’s anniversary with video of pissed off Steve Jobs moments

Nine years ago today, Apple released the original iPhone and forever changed the way the world uses and enjoys technology. While iPhone launches today still attract crowds and long lines at certain Apple retail locations, nothing can compare with the spectacle and excitement that surrounded the launch of the original.

In light of the iPhone’s ninth anniversary, former Apple PR head Natalie Kerris directs us to this video supercut featuring clips of Steve Jobs losing his cool in public. As the video description reads: “Steve Jobs is known for his tantrums and thunderous personalty… in private. In front of a large public he usually looks enjoyable and composed. But sometimes he lets the cat out … just a little.”

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iPhone 7 Home Button

One of the iPhone 7’s best new features won’t generate the excitement it deserves

By about 8 hours ago.

One of the iPhone 7’s best new features won’t generate the excitement it deserves

This year’s iPhone will be an “S” version of the iPhone 6s, multiple reports say, with Apple moving to a three-year iPhone redesign cycle this time around rather than the typical two-year model. That means the iPhone 7 – that might not be its final name – will be very similar to the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 7 will have a few unique features of its own, including redesigned antennas, better cameras, a missing 3.5mm headphone jack and a redesigned home button.

Some of these features don’t sound terribly exciting to most people, though they should generate plenty of interest and even outrage when it comes to that standard audio port’s removal. One of them in particular will mark a major change for the iPhone, but one that likely won’t generate the excitement it deserves. More →

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Moto G4 Price

The cheapest way to buy Motorola’s brand new Moto G4 and G4 Plus

By about 9 hours ago.

The cheapest way to buy Motorola’s brand new Moto G4 and G4 Plus

When the brand new Motorola Moto G4 launches is released on July 12, there will be two types of people who buy one: those who pay full price, and those who were smart enough to take advantage of the great preorder deal we’re about to show you. Granted, there’s nothing to be ashamed of if you end up paying full price since the G4 is a fantastic value, but why pay more than you have to?

Using a limited-time preorder deal from B&H, you can snag a new G4 for as little as $149.99 when you account for the value of a free $50 gift card you get with each order, and the G4 Plus will start at $249.99. You’ll find details below. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

The iPhone 7 nightmare

The iPhone 7 nightmare

By about 9 hours ago.

I haven’t been as active lately on Twitter as I once was, but I do use the service constantly to monitor the news. Twitter lists are fantastic for news-watching. In fact, the lists feature is probably the only reason I still use Twitter at all.

On Tuesday night, a tweet crossed by timeline that caught my eye. “Here’s the nightmare scenario if Apple removes the headphone jack on the next iPhone, as rumored,” the tweet warned. Ruh roh! This tweet had “click me” written all over it, and I might have skipped past it entirely had it not been for the source — Fast Company is a high-quality site that I personally enjoy. So I clicked.

The good news is that the article that tweet led me to wasn’t senseless click bait, as I had briefly feared might be the case. The bad news is that it describes a “nightmare scenario” that almost certainly isn’t based in reality. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Preview Battery

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

By on June 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, and with a little over a month to go until Samsung takes the wraps off its 2016 flagship phablet, multiple reports have already spilled the beans on the phone’s design, specs, and software features. A new report, however, indicates that existing rumors are wrong about battery size and that the Galaxy Note 7 will not pack a massive 4,000 mAh battery. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Replacement

How Apple could fix the iPhone 7 headphone jack issue it’s creating

By on June 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

How Apple could fix the iPhone 7 headphone jack issue it’s creating

The iPhone 7 will lack a 3.5mm audio jack that would be compatible with existing wired headphones, most rumors claim. Consequently, many people are already angry at Apple for looking to kill the port, even if most of them already know this is precisely the kind of move Apple is known for. But if Apple is killing the headphone jack, what will replace it? More →

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iPhone 7 Colors Black Blue

Would you rather a black or blue iPhone 7? This is what they’re going to look like

By on June 28, 2016 at 11:17 AM.

Would you rather a black or blue iPhone 7? This is what they’re going to look like

Various reports seem to agree that Apple will introduce a new iPhone color starting with the 2016 iPhone series due this year. But they don’t agree on what the new color will be. Referred to as the iPhone 7 though it may have a different commercial name when it launches in September, the new family of devices is supposedly coming either in blue or black, color options that have not been available on any previous iPhone models – not including the plastic iPhone 5c that did come in a blue version, of course. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 TouchWiz Features

Video gives us a 15-min walkthrough of the Galaxy Note 7’s leaked next-gen software

By on June 28, 2016 at 10:27 AM.

Video gives us a 15-min walkthrough of the Galaxy Note 7’s leaked next-gen software

Plenty of leaks have already revealed almost everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s next flagship phablet. We already know the device will have an unexpected name, that it might launch only in a dual edge screen version, and that it will feature powerful hardware. But Samsung is also tweaking its software, with a new leak giving us a thorough walkthrough of the upcoming TouchWiz user interface.

And yes… among the new features is a software based copy of Apple’s 3D Touch functionality.

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Android vs. iOS Huawei Operating System

One of Google’s biggest partners probably isn’t dumping Android after all

By on June 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

One of Google’s biggest partners probably isn’t dumping Android after all

For the foreseeable future, Android will be the number one mobile operating system on the planet. It has continued to build an impressive lead over iOS and the countless stragglers who can’t even top 1% of the market share, but that hasn’t stopped some of the industry’s leading Android phone makers from planning for a future that is significantly less dependent on Google’s mobile OS.

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Here’s why the iPhone 7 ‘Deep Blue’ color option isn’t happening

By on June 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

Here’s why the iPhone 7 ‘Deep Blue’ color option isn’t happening

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will be available in a much darker version of space gray, according to a recent report from AppleInsider. Citing a source from Macotakara, the publication relays that the space grey model Apple has in the works for the iPhone 7 is so dark as to almost be black.

If the report is to be believed, the move would represent an about-face for Apple, as the company has increasingly leaned towards lighter colors with recent iPhone models. In fact, the last time Apple offered an iPhone model in a color that was arguably close to black was all the way back with the iPhone 5. As it stands today, Apple’s iPhone models are available in the following colors — Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Space Grey. The current incarnation of Space Grey, however, is more of a light to medium grey than anything else.

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Google Phone 2016 Nexus iPhone 7

Forget 2016 Nexus phones, Google is said to be making an iPhone 7 killer

By on June 27, 2016 at 8:47 AM.

Forget 2016 Nexus phones, Google is said to be making an iPhone 7 killer

There’s no doubt about the fact that Google will have to launch at least one new Nexus smartphone this year. It’s the only way for the company to show what Android N can do – to customers, developers, and OEMs. In fact, at this point, there’s no way for Google to launch a major Android release and not make a Nexus phone. But unlike in previous years, 2016 might mark the year when Google launches both Nexus devices and a Google-branded phone that wants to be an iPhone killer of sorts. The device would go head-to-head against Apple’s iPhone 7.

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