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Don’t forget, pick up those Apple dongles today or lose out on some savings

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Apple offered special pricing on its USB-C dongles that allow the use of all sorts of legacy connections. That was a short-term prospect and the special discounted dongle pricing ends on Friday.

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Snapchat announces new Stories search feature, making content discovery easier

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As it continues to improve upon its search features, Snapchat today announced an update targeted at Stories. The company says that the new feature allows users to find relevant Stories by entering a single keyword. Called Stories in Search, the feature makes it significantly easier for users to discover additional content…

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6 things you need to know about Apple’s A11 iPhone processor

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TSMC will begin churning out Apple’s next generation A11-series processors for the next-generation iPhone in April, local reports claim, confirming December speculation from BlueFin Research Partners.

Speed and efficiency

Apple develops its own bespoke version of an ARM reference chip for iOS processors. Apple’s existing 64-bit A10 series chip is manufactured using 16 nanometer process, so it’s reasonable to assume the new A11 will deliver significant performance gains on the basis of the move to 10nm alone, presumably without impacting battery life.

In 2015, TSMC claimed its 10-nanometer technology will provide a "20% speed gain and 40% power reduction" relative to 16-nanometer technology.

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Udemy – Salesforce Developer Training for Platform Developer 1 exam [100% off]

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How to use Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers on your PC

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Nintendo's Switch controllers, including the Joy-Cons and the apt-titled Pro Controller, use Bluetooth, which makes them compatible with your PC. Here's how to start using them for PC gaming.

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Find the right mobile mount for your car [Deals]

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Almost everybody uses their phone on the reg. But for those of us who also drive all the time, the phone can easily become a costly and dangerous distraction. That’s why having a good spot to place your phone when you drive is essential, and we’ve gathered some of the best mobile mounts on the […]

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Apple’s iOS 10.3 update frees up storage and improves security

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Apple’s Very Important iOS 10.3 update is available now, and the response to its release has been good, with very few problems reported. That’s excellent, as it suggests that despite migrating iOS users to the new Apple File System (APFS), the company has managed (at least so far) to do so without causing any major problems.

Before you upgrade

If you haven’t updated yet you should backup your devices first. The 10.3 update also takes much longer than usual. This is because porting your data to the new file system is a major task.

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Verizon launching its own streaming TV service in the summer as net neutrality under threat

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AT&T will soon have competition for its DirecTV Now service, according to a Bloomberg report, which says that Verizon is preparing to launch its own service in the summer.

Verizon Communications Inc. has been securing streaming rights from television network owners in preparation for the nationwide launch of a live online TV service, according to people familiar with the matter. The telecommunications giant plans to start selling a package with dozens of channels this summer.

The service is expected to be available via both set-top boxes and smartphones and tablets …

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How to Get the Best Galaxy S8 Features Without Upgrading

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How to Get the Best Galaxy S8 Features Without Upgrading is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

The new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a lot to offer that many buyers will love. However, not everyone can afford a shiny new $800 phone. As a result, we’ve put together a guide showing users how to get the best Galaxy S8 features for free.

Skip the upgrade and add many of the neat features Samsung recently unveiled to your Android smartphone. From rounded corners on the screen, the always on display, or even edge apps and more. That’s the beautiful thing with Android, it’s highly customizable.

Read: 95 Best Android Apps for 2017

If you love the Galaxy S8 but don’t plan on upgrading, we have some ideas. We’ll help you add many of the best features or aspects of their new phone to any and all Android devices. Tablets and smartphones alike. It might not have the same beautiful 5.8-inch screen with tiny bezels, but it will liven up your phone and give it some excitement.

Whether you can’t wait to get the Galaxy S8 and want its features now, or won’t be getting one at all. Almost every killer new feature that people are excited about can already be done. With our help you can add all of those features to any smartphone.

We’ll start with a few basics. Like rounding the corners of the screen for a more aesthetically pleasing look. Then do more advanced features like the always-on display, Edge apps panel, Bixby assistant and other things.

Read: 13 Galaxy S8 Features You’ll Love & 1 You Won’t

Those who own a cheap Android smartphone will never be able to take great photos like a Samsung. Nor will the screen suddenly have a higher resolution or have vivid colors. That’s just part of buying a budget device. However, everything else can be added with some neat apps from the Google Play Store.

Add Galaxy S8 Rounded Corners to Any Screen

We’re not talking about the curved edges, but the rounded corners. One of the hottest new features that debuted on the LG G6 and is now coming to the Galaxy S8 is rounded corners. The actual screen is rounded, rather than having sharp corners. This isn’t just for looks either, as it makes the display more durable. Instead of a corner taking the grunt of the force from a drop, a rounded edge dissipates it easier.

Furthermore, this is more aesthetically pleasing on the eyes, and is a nice touch to recent smartphones in 2017. Did you know we can add rounded corners to any Android phone or tablet? Lets do it.

There are multiple apps on the Google Play Store that will do exactly this. The screen won’t actually be rounded, but it will look like it. Two apps come to mind, and we’d recommend trying both.

Download – Roundr Try – CornerFly

Roundr has been around for a long time, and works pretty well. A similar hack is available on Cydia for the iPhone too. However, more recently I’ve been using Cornerfly as it works best on high resolution screens. Not to mention the app has a host of options, controls, and settings for the best experience. You can even change how drastic the rounding effect is on your device. It’s pretty neat, so try one today.

Get an Always-On Display on Any Android

A highlight feature from 2016 and now this year is what’s called an Always-On Display. Or an AOD screen. Essentially Samsung’s Galaxy S8 turns on a very small percentage of the screen, just a few pixels, and displays information 24/7. Like the time, date, weather, battery life and incoming notifications.

The always-on display is great, and barely takes any battery life over an 8-hour work day. We can do that too, and here’s how.

Read: How to Add Always On Display to Your Phone

Our link above is a detailed guide on how to use the app called Glance Plus, and it explains everything. The benefits, pros and cons, and a few quarks you may run into while using it. Still, it turns on small areas of the screen at all times (or with a wave or gesture) to give us information at a glance.

Download Glance Plus, set the features you want and enjoy a Galaxy S8-like experience.

Edge Apps and Features

Another thing users love about the Galaxy S8 (or Galaxy S7 Edge) is the apps and features of the edge panel. The curved sides of the screen glow certain colors with incoming calls and texts, and are customizable. Or there are instant apps you can quickly access by swiping in from the edge of the screen. Even quick access to your favorite contacts.

This is Android though, and that means almost all of those features can be added to your smartphone too.

Download – Edge Color Notifications Use The – Edge Launcher Download – Edge People App

The “Edge” of Samsung’s recent phones do a lot of neat things. Our three apps above are just a few of many. Get the same glowing notifications lights with Color Notifications. Add tons of controls and an entire new experience to your home-screen with the Edge Launcher. Or just get instant access to your favorite contacts with the Edge people app. You’re welcome.

Virtual Assistant – Bixby

A selling point for Samsung over the next year with the Galaxy S8 will be their new virtual assistant. Similar to Siri, or Amazon Alexa is something called Bixby. You can ask the virtual assistant all types of questions or commands and get help. It’s like our own personal assistant ready and waiting right on the phone. There’s even a dedicated button to launch Bixby.

We may see a hacked version of the Bixby app at some point, but for now there’s something almost just as good. It’s called the Google Assistant. Available for any and all Android smartphones. Long-press the home button (if you have the Google apps installed) and opt-in to begin using the Google Assistant.

Enable – Google Assistant Download – Google Goggles

One other cool part of the Bixby Assistant is the magical camera tools. Launch Bixby and open the camera and the magic begins. Bixby can scan products and get more information, share details on a historical landmark or building, find a pair of shoes for sale and more. Including translation of languages and text. Google Goggles is a super old app that does something similar. So give it a try.

And just for fun, we can act like our phones have an Iris Eye Scanner, even though that’s a feature that can’t actually be enabled without the required hardware. Still, it’s fun to prank people with apps like this one.

Samsung Themes or Launchers

Last but not least are themes or launchers. For those that don’t know a custom Launcher will change the way your home screen, lockscreen, icons and app tray look. Options like NOVA Launcher deliver a stock Android feel, but there are themes that will make it look like a Samsung Galaxy S8. Just download themes or icon packs.

And while most people aren’t the biggest fans of the colors or look of Samsung’s skin over stock Android, there are launcher that emulate the entire look and feel. Try some of those too, if you’d like.

Other Details

Users can always download 3rd party camera apps that offer more controls or functions, to deliver a better camera experience similar to that of a Samsung. And a lot of other apps are available in the Google Play Store with Samsung-like features.

Nothing will actually deliver the same experience 100% but we can get pretty close. For now you can round those corners and get the always-on display, which are two of the most popular features of the Galaxy S8. Good luck, and drop us a comment below with any other tips or fun apps.

How to Get the Best Galaxy S8 Features Without Upgrading is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

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Apple: WWDC isn’t big enough anymore

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Apple’s business has grown. The company isn’t defined by a couple of products, but by four platforms from which proliferate many products, services, and more. This morning it opened its first ever App Accelerator scheme in India, reflecting just how vast and diverse its developer community is becoming.

WWDC just isn’t big enough

Apple holds one developer event each year, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It’s great, but tickets are at a premium, not every developer can make it to the show (even if they have the magic beans it takes to travel there), and many developers aren’t inclined to share their social media accounts on entering the country.

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