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Automate and boost your social media with Postible for $29

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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. Whether it’s for personal satisfaction or extending your influence professionally, it’s undoubtedly a vital component. Nevertheless, finding the time can be a pain.What you need is a social media manager like Postible to automate your myriad platforms. Set it and forget it is an expression that best describes this useful tool. A social media marketing tool that automates posting and boosts engagement with followers. All you have to do is to create and schedule the posts, then kick back and relax. Postible streamlines your screen time, leaving you with more time to focus on other priorities.Postible assists you on each post, using AI and analytics to increase engagement with your audience. It’s also very convenient to host all your social networks in one place instead of having to log in to eac…

Justice Department eyeing antitrust case against Google

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Google is said to be the target of a new Justice Department investigation, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.The antitrust division of the Justice Department has put together the basics needed to form an investigation, say sources familiar with the agency’s plans. The move would put the search giant’s business practices under the microscope and could spell trouble for its multitude of business units. In addition to its main search business, Google offers a wide range of products and services, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Android.Google no stranger to investigationsIn 2013, the Federal Trade Commission concluded a similar probe into Google’s behavior. At the time, the FTC deemed it the company hadn’t broken any laws. Even so, Google voluntarily made some changes to the way it ran select business units to appease investigators. The Justice Department and FTC only recently agreed which of the two agencies, which share antitrust d…

Price drop! 66% off the T7 Blast noise-cancelling headphones

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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.If you’re in the market for noise-cancelling headphones then your timing couldn’t be better. For a limited time, the T7 Blast High Fidelity Bluetooth Headphones are on offer. Usually $149, they’re currently available for just $49.99. Jackpot.These headsets are all about power. The punchy 57mm drivers ensure that you get an immersive listening experience, and the EDR-enhanced Bluetooth ensures that they don’t lose connection or lag.With a muscular delivery, you’d expect battery life to suffer. Not so. The T7 Headphones feature a battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge, and a standby time of up to 150 hours. You can add talk time into the mix as well, as the built-in mic allows you to make calls on the go.To round off the package, cVc 6.0 active noise-cancellation ensures you can block out the world extremely effectively. You’re free to e…

Hoping for a Moto Z4 Force or other Moto Z phone? Not this year, per Motorola

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Some Motorola fans were disappointed by the decidedly mid-range offering that is the Motorola Moto Z4. However, hope was likely held that the company could offer a Motorola Moto Z4 Force or other more high-end Z line device this year.Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely. On the official Motorola Twitter, a company rep responded to a question from another Twitter user that pretty much eliminates any chance of another Z line device landing in 2019:Hi Raffi. We will not be announcing additional moto z devices this year.— Motorola US (@MotorolaUS) May 30, 2019This might come as bad news to some Motorola fans, as a high-end Motorola Moto Z4 Force might have been a cool addition to the flagship landscape this year.Editor's Pick Moto Z4 specs: Definitely no 2019 flagship hereToday, Motorola revealed the Motorola Moto Z4. The device's design proves that Motorola is standing by its unique selection of Moto Mods -- but the Motorola Moto Z4 specs prove that the company isn't pushin…

5 top deals you might have missed this week

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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Tech Deals has been blowing up with top deals this week. Some of them are still running as of Friday, so we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out.Check out this list of offers that you still have a chance to snap up.1. The Cisco Certification Training BundleCisco is by far the biggest name in the growing world of network engineering. This offer lets you train for the certifications that can open up this world of opportunity.The deal is on a nine-part online learning kit, with each course preparing you for a certification. By the time you’re done, you’ll need a lot more room on your resume.The value of this vast training package is over $800. We jumped at the chance to tell you about it because this week it’s just $59 for the lot.To check out our original post follow this link, or hit the button below to check out the deal.Check out the Cisco Ce…

Xiaomi and Redmi are looking to dominate in 2019

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In an interview with Sina Tech published earlier today, Redmi general Lu Weibing wasn’t shy about how Xiaomi and Redmi plan to aggressively expand its operations in 2019.According to Weibing, Redmi plans to increase its investment in Europe and India. Currently, the top four smartphone manufacturers in Europe are Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi. In India, the top four smartphone companies are Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, and Oppo.Interestingly, Weibing claimed that Xiaomi could obtain 50 percent of the smartphone market in India. That would be a considerable leap from the 29-percent market share that Xiaomi currently holds in India, but not completely impossible. In March, Xiaomi reported that it sold 200,000 Redmi Note 7 units in a matter of minutes.Editor's Pick These are the best Xiaomi phonesXiaomi has a lot of fantastic phones, and they all offer great value. The company does most of its business in China and India, but it's slowly expanding to Western markets as well. You ca…

Expect a fond farewell from iTunes at WWDC

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iTunes, an 18-year-old desktop application, will likely be retired at WWDC. AppleAccording to Bloomberg, iTunes will be retired at WWDC 2019. The consolidated application will be broken up into three Mac apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts. While this is new for desktop owners, its something iPhone and iPad users acclimated to with the 2015 release of Apple Music.Editor's Pick YouTube Music, YouTube Premium bring ad free music and video streaming to IndiaMusic listeners in India have never had it better. Hot on the heels of the launch of Spotify, Google is introducing YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in India. The two services are distinctly unique offerings … The delegation of tasks to three new applications may seem a cumbersome step forward, but it will likely resolve the main complaint of iTunes users: bloated software. Hopefully the new division of labor will yield quick and efficient runtimes from each application. We anticipate that Music will manage iOS devices in lieu of iTunes a…

Plex for Android gets picture-in-picture mode, see how it works here

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The newest update to the Plex Android app is rolling out now (version 7.16.1.10610) via the Google Play Store. It brings with it a few new features previously included in beta versions of the app, most notably picture-in-picture mode.Editor's Pick Plex wants to become a hub for video and audio subscription servicesPlex If you're a Plex user, you likely use it mainly to stream your personal library of audio and video files (all of which you purchased legally because you would never, ever pirate anything). … With PiP, you can just tap (or swipe) the home button on your smartphone while viewing a video in your Plex library. The Plex player will minimize and show your home screen, with the video still playing in the lower right corner. You can tap the video twice to go back to a full-screen experience.Check out how it works in the GIF below as seen on a OnePlus 7 Pro: This new multitasking feature will likely be a welcome addition to the Plex experience for power users.Elsewhere, the…

This week in Apple: The top news from Android’s main competitor

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Rumor-based renders of the iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI, maybe). MacRumorsWelcome to a new series on Android Authority which gives a rundown of the latest news related to Android’s primary competitor, Apple. This is an easy way for Android fans to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in mobile outside the Android world. This week in Apple news there’s the possibility of it retiring one of its most iconic products. We also saw the company embroiled in a new privacy lawsuit as well as having to deal with Google’s insinuation that Apple dishes privacy as “a luxury good.” We also heard some interesting rumors surrounding the 2019 iPhones, the 2020 iPhones, and what could get announced at WWDC 2019 (which starts on Monday). Oh yeah, and there’s a new iPod Touch. For real.See the roundup below for all the latest!The top Apple news stories of the past week:Surprise! New iPod Touch is for sale: Apple dropped a surprising upgrade to the iPod Touch. It now comes with an A10 fusion chip and a new 256GB …

Alleged Galaxy M40 specs show new triple camera but smaller battery

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Yesterday, we heard the official word from a Samsung executive that the Samsung Galaxy M40 specs would include a major camera upgrade as compared to the Samsung Galaxy M30. Today, via SamMobile, we’re learning a bit more about the alleged specs of the next Galaxy M product.According to information obtained by SamMobile, the Galaxy M40 will come with a triple-lens camera with a previously-confirmed 32MP primary sensor. In addition, there will be a 5MP depth and 8MP ultra-wide sensor on the rear. On the front, we already know for certain there will be a 16MP selfie shooter.Elsewhere in the Samsung Galaxy M40 specs, we’ll find a 6.3-inch FHD+ 2,340 × 1,080 resolution Infinity-O display. Infinity-O is the punch-hole display found on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. This is a bit of a step up over the Galaxy M30 (depending on how you feel about notches), which features the Infinity-U display, also called a waterdrop notch.Editor's Pick Samsung Galaxy M30 review: The reliable optionThere’s…

China threatens to create its own ‘Entity List’ to include American firms

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According to Global Times, a Chinese news site, the country is planning to release an “Entity List” in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s own list which caused Chinese company Huawei to spiral into a nosedive.Gao Feng, a spokesman of China’s commerce ministry, had this to say on the matter (via TechCrunch):Foreign enterprises, organizations, or individuals that do not comply with market rules, deviate from a contract’s spirit, or impose blockades or stop supplies to Chinese enterprises for non-commercial purposes, and seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, will be included on a list of ‘unreliable entities.’While the spokesman doesn’t specifically call out the United States or any U.S.-based companies, it’s extremely likely that U.S.-based firms would be on this list, should it come to fruition.China declined to elaborate on what limitations it would place onto firms that appear on this list.Editor's Pick No, Huawei’s Android replacement…

Deal: Name your price for professional graphic design training

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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Graphic design seems like an ideal profession. It’s creative, there are opportunities for advancement, and the most skilled pros earn high salaries for their expertise. If there is a downside to becoming a graphic designer, however, it’s the cost of the training.For a professional education, students can expect to pay thousands. And, once finished, they still aren’t guaranteed a job. However, that’s precisely what makes the Pay What You Want: Complete Learn to Design Bundle such an interesting prospect.The Complete Learn to Design Bundle gives students the opportunity to learn pro-level graphic design skills but at a price that’s easy to afford, which means there’s virtually no risk. You spend very little and train on your own schedule so you can give a career your best shot. You’ll learn popular software packages including Photoshop and InDesign. …

Google pushing out Play Store redesign with easily accessible navigation bar

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One of the most annoying things about today’s smartphones is that the screens are simply too big for many people. This makes it difficult to reach UI elements if you don’t have massive hands. Thankfully, Google is making things a little easier with its latest Play Store redesign.Reddit user b_boogey_xl spotted the tweaked Play Store UI, showing a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. This makes it easier for users to quickly access the games, apps, movies/TV, and books section. Check out the screenshot below.New Play Store?We’re glad to see Google adopt a bottom navigation bar in its app, and hopefully we see more Google apps offer this option. But the Mountain View firm isn’t the only company making UI changes with larger screens in mind.Editor's Pick Android smartphones with the best battery life (January 2019)Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size. Others believe it comes down to a phone's processor performance, or t…

11 things you need to know in tech today

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Here’s your daily tech digest, by way of the DGiT Daily newsletter, for Friday, May 31, 2019! Get your house in order, it’s the last day of the month!Sign up right here to get the full email with much more into your inbox. 1. Moto Z4: Zzzzz, or a Pixel 3a killer?The Moto Z4 launched yesterday as a bit of a surprise. Motorola hadn’t even made the Z4 official before yesterday, although that one person did manage to buy one from Amazon before the announcement, so it wasn’t a complete shock.Z4 specs and need-to-knows:The Moto Z4 is a mid-range fighter, not a flagship spec beast, but it’s still handy.The Z4 packs a Snapdragon 675 SoC, 6.4-inch OLED screen, and supports the Moto Mods line, including that $200 5G mod.The choice of a Snapdragon 675 is a firm message that Motorola is playing in the mid-range game – it’s an interesting choice to downgrade from the Snapdragon 800 series.At least the SD675 offers strong battery life and performance isn’t a big step down.Otherwise, the Z4 sees some…

Pokémon Go update: Rock-type Pokémon galore in upcoming Adventure Week

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Welcome to our Pokémon Go update and news hub! Here we’ll be collecting all news, updates, and event info for the Niantic’s hit AR mobile game.If you’re a hardcore Pokémon trainer, be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest limited time events, community days, and new Pokémon released into the game. Below you’ll find the most recent news, followed by previous Pokémon Go news and updates.Download Pokemon Go Catch some of our other Pokémon Go content!Pokémon Go IVs: How to identify the strongest Pokémon!Trading Pokémon with friends in Pokémon Go: Here’s how it worksHow to get free Pokécoins in Pokemon GoPokémon Go updates: The LatestRock-type Pokémon galore in upcoming Adventure WeekRelease date: May 31, 2019.Next week another Adventure Week kicks off, and this one is going to be rocky. Rock-type Pokémon like Geodude, Rhyhorn, and Omanyte. You’ll also be able to snag special rock-type Pokémon from eggs, so get walking!Throughout the event players will gain four times …