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The budget Honor 8C is coming on October 11

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The budget Honor 8C is coming on October 11Notebookcheck.net (press release)Full coverage
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Counterclockwise: Huawei bets on Android early and grows big quickly

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Mini smart plugs, Echo Dots, and more are discounted today

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Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered.We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, the TP-Link mini smart plug, the WD Black NVMe SSD, and more! View the rest of the deals If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks!
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Week 39 in review: Realme 2 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro debut

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A couple of phones debuted this week, but you don't have to look further than our top 10 trending chart to know which one was more interesting - the Realme 2 Pro debut is easily the event of week 39.Meanwhile Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which is hardly a great improvement over its predecessor. It does bring the notch trend to the Xiaomi Note lineup, so it has that going for it, we guess.Meanwhile as an announcement-filled October is on our doorstep we are getting all sorts of teasers and leaks. OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL as well as Nokia 7.1 all made headlines. We also got LG officially talking about the V40 ThinQ in what was half an announcement, half a teaser for next week's event.We also got more details of the puzzle that are the iPhone XS and XS Max launch as those two hit their second wave of countries.Check out the full list of popular stories to make sure you haven't missed anything.The recipe of the Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera that is. The saner…

The 2nd gen Amazon Echo Dot is just $30 today

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Right now you can get one for just $29.99 in Black or White. That's a price we haven't seen since Prime Day in mid-July. For the past couple months, the best deals we've seen on the 2nd-generation Echo Dot have generally been in bundle deals... like getting bundled with a smart video doorbell or the Kids Edition that comes with a FreeTime Unlimited subscription. Getting a direct discount is not quite as common. Even during Amazon's big hardware sale in August, the Echo Dot didn't drop this low. This hands-free, voice-controlled device uses Alexa to do all sorts of stuff. Play music, control smart home devices, make phone calls, read the news, check the weather, hear audiobooks, set timers and alarms, and oh yeah....shop on Amazon. These things are seriously handy. I find myself asking for weather updates when deciding what to wear, and playing music through my Echo Dot to keep my phone battery full. You'll surely find tons of uses for yours, too. Another great…

Deal: Buy the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for $499.99 at B&H ($300 off)

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Just a couple of weeks before the unveiling of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, retailer B&H Photo Video has lowered the price of last year's Mate 10 Pro down to the same all-time low seen a couple of times before.
This means that those interested in Huawei's 2017 flagship can acquire the device for just $499.99 in the US, although they'll have to make do with the Mocha brown color. If Midnight Blue is the preferred option, consumers will be forced to spend an extra $44.99. In either case, the deal represents a significant reduction over the usual sticker price of $799.99. However, this ...
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5 Best Group Messaging Apps in 2018

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Social media has come a long way in the past few years. Today, there are apps for pretty much anything, including those like WhatsApp that let you connect with two or more people at the same time. One of the highlight features of these IM apps is that they allow large groups to talk and […] MoreThe post 5 Best Group Messaging Apps in 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Plant And Flower Identification Apps For Android

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If you're into agriculture, you would have to know about a few plants and flowers that are commonly found around us. This is important because each plant requires a varying degree of care and agro expertise. Given the versatility of the nature around us, it's very likely that you'll encounter some flower or plant that […] MoreThe post 5 Best Plant And Flower Identification Apps For Android appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Stock up on TP-Link's Kasa mini smart plugs for $20 each

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The TP-Link smart plug mini is down to $19.99 on Amazon, which is a match of its lowest price. It tends to fluctuate a bunch, but seems to bound between like $27 and $30, with the last time it hit this low being back at Black Friday time. Unlike most other smart plugs on the market right now, this one only covers up a single outlet, meaning you can stack two of them in the same receptacle, or use just one with another plug. The free Kasa iOS and Android apps allow you to control the status of the plug from anywhere, and you can also use a voice assistant, like Alexa on the Echo Dot (down to its lowest price today) to turn it on or off. It can be scheduled and has an away mode to turn devices on and off at random times so it appears as though you're home. If you've been looking for some extra smart plugs for the house, or want to try one out for the first time, this is one of the best options available.See on AmazonThis post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure poli…

Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus render leaks along with specs; 6.5-inch notched display, 6GB RAM, Kirin 710 SoC

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Early this morning, reliable tipster Evan Blass disseminated a tweet that contained a leaked render and specs for the Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus. According to the leak, the Enjoy 9 Play will be equipped with a 6.5-inch notched LCD display carrying a 1080 x 2340 resolution. That works out to an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Powering the device will be the Kirin 710 SoC featuring an octa-core CPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of native storage.
The Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus comes with four cameras. On back you'll find a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP sensor. In front, the dual ...
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The world's first 10GB of RAM phone may not be coming after all

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Currently, 8GB is the most amount of RAM that can be found within a smartphone, putting the relatively small devices on par with certain laptops. But recently, a new variant of the Oppo Find X with a whopping 10GB of RAM was certified in China.
This certification suggested Oppo's device would become the first commercially available smartphone to ship with 10GB of RAM. However, according to reliable tipster Ice Universe, the new model, which was also set to include 256GB of internal storage, will not be released.
Presently, it remains unclear why Oppo has gone to the effort ...
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5 new apps worth a spin this week

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The time for our weekly appointment has arrived. As every week, we present you our selection of the best new Android apps of the week. We hope that this will help you find rare gems, which is unfortunately not always easy on a Play Store that is full of all kinds of new apps every week. Have you ever heard of PETYA?Choose "I don't think so." or "Yes, I think so.".Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. I don't think so.Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. Yes, I think so. Bubble PopDeveloped by one of our readers, Bubble Pop is a fun game where you have to burst as many bubbles as possible to advance to the next level. Be careful, if the first levels may seem easy to you at first, it gets more complicated later. Each of the bubble colors has a different role. Depending on the color, you will either add or lose points. In short, a simple, fun and addictive game. Get it on the Play Store.Professor Layton and the Curious…

Samsung Galaxy Watch 'Golf Edition' now on sale in South Korea

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Do you like to go golfing? Is the normal Samsung Galaxy Watch just not doing it for you? If so, Samsung has the solution - a special 'Golf Edition' of its latest smartwatch. It's pre-loaded with the Smart Caddie application, which displays geographical information about a desired course.Samsung says the watch was developed in collaboration with Golfzon Deca, a golf rangefinder manufacturer in South Korea. It can keep track of your shots, and the battery should last long enough for three rounds of golf (54 holes).Unfortunately, the watch is only available in South Korea at the moment - a heartbreaking loss for golf-lovers in other parts of the world, no doubt. The 46mm and 42mm models cost 409,700 won (US$367) and 389,900 won ($351), respectively.
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Weekend poll: Do you subscribe to YouTube Premium?

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Almost everyone watches YouTube — if not regularly, at least occasionally. The service is a functional monopoly when it comes to online video. It's also ad-supported, and while those advertisements aren't anywhere near as annoying or ridiculous as contemporary television, they are a noticeable part of using YouTube. With benefits like offline use, background playback, YouTube Music, and no advertisements, I'm curious how many of our readers have elected to pay for YouTube Premium.It runs $11.99 a month here in the US, though many of us have slid by on pre-Premium grandfathered plans. The ad-free subscription used to go by the humorously salacious name of YouTube Red at $9.99 a month, and early bird subscribers to Play Music All Access are still only paying $7.99 a month for service which includes it — though later folks had to pay $9.99.YouTube Premium also has a handful of exclusive content. I'll be honest, I've never actually watched any of it or heard anything a…

5 Most Secure Encrypted Messaging Apps in 2018

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Security is a major concern for everyone today. Given the advent of surveillance by government agencies or by malicious sources, it's incredibly important to make sure you have the best security systems in place to make sure your rights are protected. One way you can do this is by getting a secure encrypted messaging app […] MoreThe post 5 Most Secure Encrypted Messaging Apps in 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Security Apps for Android in 2018

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Modern day smartphones and tablets come with some form of security built in. However, as the security standards are increased with each device, hackers and malware always find a way to creep in. Keeping this in mind, it behooves us to be prepared for any security related eventuality, or simply take the steps necessary to […] MoreThe post 5 Best Security Apps for Android in 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Solved Samsung Galaxy S9 Disconnects From Security Camera System

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Welcome to another installment of our troubleshooting series where we aim to help our readers who own the #Samsung #Galaxy #S9 fix the issues that they are experiencing with their phone. This is the latest flagship model of the South Korean company which was released early this year. It has a similar design to the […] MoreThe post Solved Samsung Galaxy S9 Disconnects From Security Camera System appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Samsung Galaxy Note9 gets camera quality improvements in latest update

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...The Galaxy Note9, arguably one of the best (and most expensive) Android phones you can buy right now, recently received an update. Despite getting bumped to the September security patch, the Note9 also received some camera quality improvements, including brightening faces in backlit conditions and HDR control accuracy.Here's the changelog:What's newSecurity patch level: September 1, 2018Camera picture quality has been improved Brightness of faces in backlit conditions has been improvedDay/Night HDR control accuracy has been improvedLow light brightness and SNR (signal noise reduction) has been improved The Note9 already boasts a very good camera, so any improvements to it only serve to make an excellent thing even better. Unfortunately, none of us at AP have received the update, so we haven't had the opportunity to get some before and after comparisons for you all. So, we'll just have to take Samsung's word for it.
Screenshot: Hank van Loosbroek (Google+)As usual…

Deal: Amazon Discounts ecobee4 Smart Thermostat To $209 – September 2018

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Deal: Amazon Discounts ecobee4 Smart Thermostat To $209 – September 2018Amazon has discounted the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat today, bringing the price down to just $209. That is good for $40 off of its regular price and that also brings it back down to its all-time lowest price – something that hasn't been seen for a few months now.The ecobee4 is the latest smart thermostat from the company, and it also includes Alexa built-in. While its earlier models – like the very popular ecobee3 – had Alexa compatibility, the ecobee4 actually has Alexa built-in, so it could replace your Echo device. It means that you can also ask your thermostat to turn on the lights in your home, or how the weather is today and then have the thermostat adjust the temperature before you leave for work. It's a pretty neat feature, but the ecobee4 will also work to save you money on heating and cooling your home. The ecobee4 will adjust the temperature of your home, so it stays the same temperature and it'…

Most useless software features in Samsung's past smartphones

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Ah yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been making the rounds of late, showing to us all why it's going to be one of the smartphones to beat this upcoming holiday season. No doubt a beast in nearly every facet, the Note 9 is yet evidence in how Samsung has conformed over the years to deliver a smooth, intuitive, and rich experience with its software. Indeed, there are still quite a few tricks and features packed into the Note 9's arsenal, but we can say with confidence that many of them are useful to the user.

Well, that wasn't always the case for ...
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Google releases Wear OS 2.1 update that focuses on swiping and gestures

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Google releases Wear OS 2.1 update that focuses on swiping and gesturesGoogle has released an incremental update for their newly rebranded Wear OS, and this time they're focusing on making the interface more swipe and gesture friendly. It's a small change, but also one that should hopefully make Wear OS a more compelling options for users and partners. It would also probably help if Google would make a Wear OS watch to show everyone their vision for the platform, but hey, small steps.Now you'll get a few different things on your main watch face when you swipe around. Swiping right will pull up Google Assistant, while swiping left launches you into Google Fit. Swiping up brings up your notifications, and swiping down will take you to the newly redesigned Quick Settings menu where you can quickly change your playing song, access Google Pay, and more. Notifications are more swipe-friendly, too.The plan here seems to be to make Wear OS work a little bit faster even on older, s…

Get the Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle for $39!

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For over 30 years, Cisco Systems has been helping companies with their networking and communication by providing IT support. If you've ever worked in a traditional office setting, you've probably seen or used one of their systems in action.Their technologies have become an essential component to much of the corporate world's connectivity and efficient functionality. As such, there's a constant and growing demand for certified Cisco engineers is constant and continually growing. It's a great career path that features excellent compensation as you work your way up through the five levels: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert, and Architect. So how does one become a certified Cisco engineer?Prepare to earn certification to work with Cisco Networking Systems! Learn moreTypically you'd need to go through a Cisco certification program, which would typically cost you thousands of dollars — but not today! If you're curious about a new career, Android Central Digi…

5 Best Spotify Alternative In 2018

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Spotify is easily one of the best music streaming services available on the market, but it does have a couple of cons. For one, it seems like Spotify takes up a ridiculous amount of Internet traffic — if you have a slow connection, that makes it difficult to do anything else on your network. This […] MoreThe post 5 Best Spotify Alternative In 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Pandora Alternative In 2018

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Pandora is a music streaming service that takes on a radio centric style, where users create their own stations based on their music interests. One could search for the "country" genre, and get a station with all of today's top hits in the country genre. Users can further customize that stations but hitting Thumbs Down […] MoreThe post 5 Best Pandora Alternative In 2018 appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Kitchen Design Apps For Android

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Kitchen is an integral part of every home. It's where you make your coffee, have your oven, cook your favorite dishes and more. However, most of us are stuck with the kitchen that we already have. Seldom do we take the onus of designing our kitchen ourselves. Well, if you're not too satisfied with the […] MoreThe post 5 Best Kitchen Design Apps For Android appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Time Kill Apps For Android

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There are several ways to kill time on a busy day. While we can't let it get to the level of procrastination, there's always some value to killing some time on games and other activities to rid you of your worries. Thanks to the versatility of mobile platforms today, there are several apps that help […] MoreThe post 5 Best Time Kill Apps For Android appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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How To Block Text Messages On Android

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We are all familiar with those annoying phone calls and text messages that we wish we would stop getting. It could be a telemarketer making unsolicited calls to sell a product you've never heard of and don't even want. Or, it could be a friend or family member that you've asked to stop contacting you, […] MoreThe post How To Block Text Messages On Android appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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5 Best Bible Apps For Android

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Faith gives us the energy necessary to overcome obstacles in life. And for those out there who don't find enough time to catch up on their Bible knowledge or attend the Sunday mass, there are ways to get the word of God directly on your phone. Gone are the days of requiring a physical Bible […] MoreThe post 5 Best Bible Apps For Android appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Solved Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Screen Flickers Green

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The #Samsung #Galaxy #Note8 is one of the most powerful Android smartphone model available in the market today. This phone sports a massive 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display that not only works with touch input but with a stylus as well. This makes it a great device to do productivity tasks while on the go. […] MoreThe post Solved Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Screen Flickers Green appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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Best External Hard Drive For Xbox One

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We're all familiar with the annoying problem of not having enough space on your Xbox One for a new video game. Even if you got the 1TB Xbox One model, it seems like all of that space disappears after just a few game installs. And it does, largely because games are so large in size. […] MoreThe post Best External Hard Drive For Xbox One appeared first on The Droid Guy.
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