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T-Mobile set to show off its next Uncarrier moves on September 6

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From killing off contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans to a rewards program, T-Mobile‘s Uncarrier events tend to include some sort of significant progression for the magenta-colored carrier. That trend looks to continue with T-Mobile’s upcoming Uncarrier Next event, which the magenta-colored carrier with a predictably-vague teaser video.The video did not say much of anything about what the event might entail, but rumors peg a program that will reduce the prices of flagship smartphones like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30, among others. It will reportedly replace T-Mobile’s JUMP! program and target those who pay for a smartphone outright. See also: Here are the best T-Mobile prepaid plans right now Here are the best T-Mobile prepaid plans right now2 weeks ago There are also rumors that T-Mobile will launch a self-branded flagship smartphone, which itself is rumored to be part of the carrier’s Revvl series. T-Mobile already announced the Revvl, which mainly sticks t…

Google encourages developers to make standalone Android Wear apps

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One of Android Wear 2.0‘s marquee features is its support for standalone apps. This eliminates the need to constantly have your phone nearby to send data to your smartwatch apps, since they can now function like your typical smartphone app. As nice as standalone apps are, they remained exclusive to Android Wear 2.0 until today, when Google announced that standalone apps also work with Android Wear 1.0.Diving into the policy change requires a bit of context, which is where multi-APKs come in. In short, they enable standalone watch apps and faces to exist because they separate an Android Wear app from its corresponding smartphone app. Not only do multi-APKs allow developers to create standalone watch apps, but also allow iOS users to experience Android Wear apps – keep in mind that Android Wear watches can connect to iPhones. See also: Misfit’s Vapor smartwatch with Android Wear gets pushed back to October Misfit’s Vapor smartwatch with Android Wear gets pushed back to October2 days ago As …

The Walking Dead: March To War bring the zombie conflict to Android

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There are already a number of mobile games based on popular The Walking Dead franchise that you can play right now on your phone. Today a new entry made its official worldwide debut for Android in the Google Play Store.The Walking Dead: March to War is based mostly on the comic book version of the zombie-themed series, but it centers on the story arc that’s currently unfolding in the AMC TV show adaptation. See also: Best Strategy RPGs and Tactical RPGs on Android Best Strategy RPGs and Tactical RPGs on Android3 weeks ago The game is set in and around Washington DC, but also features the fictional locations of Sanctuary and the Hilltop. Developed by Disruptor Beam, this is a multiplayer-oriented top-down strategy game, where players not only have to defend themselves against Walkers, but also have to build up and supply their bases, and keep them intact from both zombie and human attacks.
You also have to train your group of survivors and you can even recruit the well-known characters from…

LG V30 price, release date, and carrier deals (Updated)

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In case you missed it, the LG V30 is finally official. With its 18:9 FullVision display, Snapdragon 835 processor, and dual camera setup, LG’s new flagship is one heck of a flagship smartphone. But you’re not here for the specs, you want to learn more about where to buy the LG V30. Look no further! In this post, we’ll walk you through the LG V30 price, release date, and any carrier deals we can find.Related reading: LG V30 hands-on – a mobile photography powerhouse | LG V30 specs – a true multimedia machine | What you need to know about the LG V30 | LG V30 vs LG G6The LG V30 release date is Thursday, September 21 in South Korea, followed by North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Unfortunately LG hasn’t given us release date details for any other region yet.The LG V30 price has not been announced yet, though we likely won’t have to wait much longer. Since the V30 release date is only three weeks away (at least in Korea), it shouldn’t be long before carriers begin ann…

YouTube TV adds 12 more new US cities, brings total to 27

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We were pretty happy with YouTube TV when we first checked it out, but one of the service’s more glaring problems when it launched was availability, or lack thereof. As such, it comes as welcome news that Google has brought its cord-cutting service to 12 more markets in the US. See also: YouTube TV review: can you finally cut your cable? YouTube TV review: can you finally cut your cable?April 17, 2017 The new cities include Cleveland, Denver, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and St. Louis. They join the previous YouTube TV markets of  Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.As a quick refresher, YouTube TV lets you watch live and recorded content in any of the aforementioned cities. So long as you are signed in with your…

Gboard for Android update will let you add Bitmoji and stickers to chats

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Gboard, Google’s official mobile keyboard, is rolling out a new version that adds a feature that was previously included in the beta version of the app. The new version will allow users to add stickers and Bitmoji to their chats when they tap on the emoji button. See also: Best Android keyboards Best Android keyboardsApril 12, 2017 In order to use these new features, Gboard owners will also have to snag sticker packs from the Google Play Store, along with the Snapchat-owned Bitmoji app. Then, if you want to access these new images when you chat with family or friends, you just tap Gboard’s emoji button, and then either the sticker button or the Bitmoji button. After that, you can search through the available stickers or Bitmoji and pick the one that you like the most.
Google has also signed up a number of major pop culture licenses for its sticker packs, including Star Wars, Disney, the NBA, Hello Kitty, Garfield, Power Rangers, and more. Of course, Google will add even more sticker packs …

10 best Android TV apps

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It’s been a couple of years since Android TV has come out and it’s been slowly maturing as a platform. It has more apps and games available for it than ever before. There could be more hardware available, but we’re sure that’s coming sooner or later. If you have an Android TV device and you’re looking to get the best experience, then check out the best Android TV apps! Also, most Android TV apps have a Chromecast built-in. That means any app with Chromecast support can be used on most Android TV devices!Here are some more excellent app lists for Android TV owners! 15 best Chromecast apps for Android4 weeks ago 10 best video streaming apps and video streaming services...December 4, 2016 Amazon Prime VideoPrice:Free app / $99.99 per year DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Amazon is fairly ornery when it comes to their streaming services. Amazon Prime Video on Android TV is a no brainer. The Android app doesn't support Chromecast (only Fire TV sticks). Thus, the Android TV app is the only way to ge…

Pokémon GO adds more Legendary Pokémon, EX Raid Battle feature coming soon

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In July, the first Legendary Pokémon creatures started popping up in Pokémon GO, the hit AR game from developer Niantic Labs. Today, the team is rolling out an update that brings three more Legendary Pokémon to be caught. In addition, the game is currently testing a new feature called EX Raid Battle in a small number of Gyms.The three new Legendary Pokémon, all from the Johto region, include Raikou, an Electric-type creature that can be found currently in the Americas, while Entei, a Fire-type Pokémon, can be found and battled in Europe and Africa. Finally, Suicune, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, is currently located in the Asia-Pacific region. These three creatures will move to different parts of the world on September 30, and will move to their final region on October 31. See also: Here’s how Niantic will take on Pokemon Go cheaters Here’s how Niantic will take on Pokemon Go cheatersJune 22, 2017 The EX Raid Battle feature, formerly known as Exclusive Raid Battle, will let trailers fac…

Harman unveils Alexa- and Google Assistant-powered speakers

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HarmanThe Harman Kardon Allure is a humidifier-looking speaker powered by Alexa, and the JBL Link series harbors Google Assistant. See also: Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered connected speaker just got leaked (Update: now official) Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered connected speaker just got leaked (Update: now official)May 8, 2017 Harman may be a Samsung company now, as it kindly points out on the official website, but I suppose that doesn’t mean its speakers can’t be friends with Bixby’s rivals: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. At IFA, the international audio company has announced four new connected speakers, all of which can stream music, tell you the weather, and more with the help of either Alexa or Google Assistant.Alexa-powered AllureLet’s start with the Harmon Kardon Allure, the company’s first-ever smart speaker to be powered by Alexa (pictured above). It comes with four microphones with far-field voice detection technology, 360-degree sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and a bizarre-l…

SanDisk unveils the world’s first 400 GB microSD card

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Imagine being able to store up to 40 hours of Full HD videos inside a microSD card with transfer speeds of up to 100 MB/s. Yes, this is now possible thanks to the brand new (take a deep breath) 400 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card. See also: Deal: Amazon selling SanDisk 128 GB microSD card for $32.99 (35% off) Deal: Amazon selling SanDisk 128 GB microSD card for $32.99 (35% off)April 17, 2017 It was only three years ago that SanDisk unveiled its record-breaking 128 GB microSD card. That record was subsequently broken by none other than SanDisk the following year with its 200 GB microSD card. During the past few years, we’ve seen growing competition from companies like Samsung and its UFS memory cards, but today, SanDisk sets yet another world record: at 400 GB, the new Ultra-series microSD card is officially the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices.As Sven Rathjen, vice president of product marketing at Western Digital – the parent company of SanDisk – expl…