The Pixel 2’s launcher has an automatic dark theme

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were recently announced and grabbed headlines with features like an always-on display, an IP67 rating, and an improved camera. But, Google also made some quality of life changes that fans have been asking for. Since Google didn’t go out of its way to announce them, it has taken until the phones started getting into ...

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Google Calendar for web gets a beautiful design overhaul

Google Calendar for web is finally getting the long-awaited Material Design update along with a handful of new features. Editor's Pick15 best Material Design apps for Android We first wrote this article back in 2014. We wanted to help people find Material Design apps back when there really weren't that many. These days, Material Design is ...

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Advanced Protection Program is Google’s answer to targeted online attacks

The newly-announced program goes beyond the regular two-factor authentication. It’s designed to provide Google’s strongest security for those who need it the most. Editor's Pick10 best security apps for Android When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that's a very ...

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Deal: Take $50 off the BlackBerry KEYone for a limited time

When it comes to smartphones, the BlackBerry KEYone is the epitome of the classic phrase, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” You can look at the keyboard, the processor, and the display as independent components and frown at them, but put together, they make the BlackBerry KEYone a productive device that has carved a ...

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Google will begin selling devices at its pop-up shops

Google is doing everything it can to get its products into your hands. Even though it’s only partnering with one carrier, it is the largest of the four in the US. It also has its phones, Chromecast, and Home devices in big box stores like Walmart and Best Buy so you can check them out in person. Unfortunately, what Google doesn’t ...

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What’s keeping Xiaomi from the US?

Xiaomi is a fun company. Its phones are great to play with. They’re powerful, innovative, and for the most part, cheap. My biggest problem with their phones is that I can’t get them; they’re not available in the United States. Xiaomi is a China-first affair, with precious few exceptions. Despite public comments about building a patent ...

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Price drop on ZenMate VPN Premium Lifetime Subscription

ZenMate VPN has always offered a lifetime subscription model, but historically it’s been so prohibitively expensive that it could really only reasonably used by businesses. $840 – yeowch! However, this week even we lowly peasants can get the full benefit of this award winning VPN service. For the next three days, lifetime subscription is ...

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NBC Universal and Snap are creating a studio for Snapchat-only content

Shutterstock How much video do you watch on your phone? Do you count it in minutes or in hours? Cell phones have revolutionized how we consume news and media, and a new venture from Snap and NBC Universal is looking to capitalize on that. The two companies have created a joint venture to produce scripted programming to air on Snapchat. The new ...

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The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 is a comical cash grab

The appearance of any limited edition version of a smartphone usually implies one of three things; it’s geared towards those with more taste— and money— than the mainstream consumer; there’s more to the company’s creative vision than the mainstream market will support; or it’s a shameless cash grab designed to part the ...

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Weekly Plan Spotlight: LG V30 Plus Buy One Get One from Sprint

We’re back with this week’s Plan Spotlight, and it’s pretty killer. For a limited time, Sprint is running a modified ‘Buy One Get One’ offer that lets you put 0% down and pay $38 per month for your first LG V30+ while receiving a monthly bill credit for your second LG V30+. Wait what? Yeah, it’s a bit more complicated than some other ...

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