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Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Still not the Apple of any salesperson’s eye. James Martin/CNET “You’re biased,” they said. “You’ve been to every store but a Sprint store.” When I say “they,” I mean at least two people. I couldn’t argue. I’ve paid several visits to carrier stores and Best Buy in order to learn more about how phones are sold. Sprint wasn’t one of them. Somehow, I think of Sprint as the fourth network, the one that waits to be bought. I mean,…

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Microsoft Surface Phone CONFIRMED as code hidden in new app hints at FOLDING smartphone

Surface Phone rumours are back, thanks to a morsel of code buried in the latest version of Microsoft’s Whiteboard desktop app. Whispers of a premium smartphone designed by Panos Panay and the team behind the likes of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop had died down following the demise of Windows 10 Mobile. Of course, Microsoft never confirmed it was building a flagship Windows 10 smartphone. However, a number of prominent figures had teased the development of a productivity-focused mobile phone. CEO Satya Nadella raised hopes amongst Microsoft fans earlier…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, UK price, features, EVERYTHING we think we know so far

GETTY The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be a smaller, iterative update Samsung is expected to unveil its next-generation Galaxy S9 smartphone early next year. The new flagship handset is tipped to be an iterative update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which both received numerous awards this past year. A number of reports have appeared online, which offer a preview what is to come. Here’s everything we think we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Fri, September…

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WhatApp: Fresh details surface online about brand-new chat app

WHATSAPP • GETTY WhatsApp has revealed some fresh details about its all-new app Fresh details about WhatsApp Business app – an all-new version of the hugely-successful messaging service designed to help companies communicate with customers. The latest tidbit about the messenger comes courtesy of the official FAQ. According to WhatsApp, users on the platform will be able to choose from three possible status updates – unconfirmed, confirmed or verified. Business accounts which have yet to be verified by WhatsApp will have a grey question mark displayed in their profile. This…

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FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT – Make sure you don’t get caught out by THIS Christmas con

GETTY Facebook users have been put on alert at Christmas about a scam being circulated Facebook users have been warned about a Christmas scam that tries to trick people and take advantage of their generosity during the festive period. Christmas is meant to be the time of giving, but con artists are capitalising on that in a cynical scam on Facebook that has reared its ugly head again. Facebook fans have been put on alert about the ‘Secret Sister’ scam, which tries to get people to purchase a gift for…

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Why parents should think twice before endorsing Facebook’s kid-friendly app

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE These days, parents trying to keep their kids safe must worry not just about bike helmets and cars speeding down streets, but online predators and ads targeting kids. Facebook clearly had these parental worries in mind when they rolled out Messenger Kids, which does not include ads and allows parents to control their kids’ contact list. The press release, with its pictures of kids trying on Snapchat-eque dog filters, implicitly argues that the app is squeaky-clean fun. In terms of ads and contacts, it could…

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OnePlus 5T has this major advantage over the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2

The OnePlus 5T has got the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8 beat in one key department, according to one report. The OnePlus 5T is the latest slick Android device from the Chinese smartphone start-up, releasing last month with a glorious screen. The device, which is an upgrade from the OnePlus 5 that was launched in June, boasts a six inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen on the OnePlus 5T looks like OnePlus’s take on Samsung’s Infinity Display which debuted with the…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 dramatic redesign CANCELLED, source claims

TWITTER • @VENYAGESKIN1 Samsung purportedly cancelled a drastic redesign in favour of a smaller upgrade Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are tipped to launch early next year. The next-generation smartphone range will purportedly sport the same dual-camera system that debuted on the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year. However, it sounds like Samsung had much bigger plans for its new flagship handset. According to a prolific tipster, known only by the handle @UniverseIce, claims Samsung scrapped plans for a new design after it “did not pass the test”. Samsung…

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Microsoft Surface Phone CONFIRMED: Code hidden in new app hints at foldable smartphone

Surface Phone rumours are back, thanks to a morsel of code buried in the latest version of Microsoft’s Whiteboard desktop app. Whispers of a premium smartphone designed by Panos Panay and the team behind the likes of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop had died down following the demise of Windows 10 Mobile. Of course, Microsoft never confirmed it was building a flagship Windows 10 smartphone. However, a number of prominent figures had teased the development of a productivity-focused mobile phone. CEO Satya Nadella raised hopes amongst Microsoft fans earlier…

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Lifestyle 

Samsung’s Amazon Echo rival might FINALLY have a release date, here’s when

Samsung are planning on releasing their first ever smart speaker and rival to the Amazon Echo in the first half of next year, according to reports. People familiar with the plans said the Bixby-powered device will synchronise TVs, smartphones like the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, and other Samsung gadgets. Bixby is Samsung’s digital assistant that rivals Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant. The Samsung smart speaker will allegedly also have a strong focus on audio quality as well as managing connected smart appliances like lights and locks….

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