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Alex Wagner

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Arsenal, beer, video games. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

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BLU R1 Plus

BLU R1 Plus sale knocks price down to $110

One day after officially launching, the BLU R1 Plus has gone on sale. The BLU R1 Plus is now available from Amazon and Best Buy for $109.99. Amazon Prime customers can get free two-day shipping with...
Amazon Underground Actually Free

Amazon shutting down Underground Actually Free program for Android apps

About a year and a half ago, Amazon launched its Underground program that promised “Actually Free” apps that didn’t cost the user anything. Fast-forward to today, and Amazon has revealed that the...
Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 home button moves to prevent screen burn-in

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are notable smartphones for many reasons, one of which is that they’re Samsung’s first flagships to have on-screen navigation buttons. Now it’s been revealed that Samsung cooked...

BLU R1 Plus now available with 4000mAh battery and $159.99 price tag

BLU today launched the follow-up to the R1 HD. The new device is called the BLU R1 Plus, because many of its features are beefed up compared to last year’s R1 HD. The screen is now larger, measuring...
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ will get its Nougat update next week

It’s almost time for another Android phone to get its Nougat update. T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith today announced that T-Mo has approved the Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 edge+. The update is...

HTC U 11 teaser video is all about squeezing things

HTC continues to tease its upcoming Android flagship ahead of next month’s reveal. HTC has posted a new video teaser for its upcoming U smartphone. The brief clip shows people squeezing all kinds of...
Amazon Echo

Amazon reportedly working on Echo device with built-in screen

Days after launching the Echo Look with a built-in camera, a report has surfaced that says that Amazon may have another Echo device with a new feature in the works. Amazon is reportedly working on a...
Google Pixel XL

Google reveals when Pixel phones will no longer be guaranteed security updates

Last year, Google launched a support page to show Nexus owners when their devices would cease getting Android version updates. Now Google Pixel owners can learn when they’ll stop getting updates, too...
Google Assistant

Google will let developers put Assistant on other devices using new SDK

Google Assistant began life in the Google Allo app before spreading to Google’s Pixel phones, Android Wear watches, and other Android smartphones. Now Google is taking steps to help spread Assistant...
Apple Watch NikeLab

Limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab now available

A new, limited edition Apple Watch has hit physical and virtual shelves today. The Apple Watch NikeLab edition is now available. The Apple Watch itself is the same as the regular Series 2 model,...
Apple Pay logo

Apple rumored to be working on competitor to Venmo

Apple currently lets you use your phone to pay for goods at stores, and soon it could also let you pay money to your friends. A new report claims that Apple could launch a Venmo competitor that’ll...
Apple iOS 10 logo

iOS 10.3.2 beta 5 update released by Apple

Ready for another iOS 10.3.2 beta? Apple today released iOS 10.3.2 beta 5, days after launching beta 4. The update is now available to registered developers, who can grab it by going to Apple’s...
BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone launching in the US and Canada on May 31

If you’ve been waiting patiently to get your thumbs under the BlackBerry KEYone’s physical keyboard, today it’s been revealed exactly when you’ll be able to do just that. The BlackBerry KEYone will...
Gboard for Android

Gboard for Android updated with new text editing mode, more languages

Google Trips isn’t the only Google app that’s getting an update today, as Gboard for Android is also gaining some new tricks. New to Gboard for Android is a new text editing mode with buttons. With...
Google Trips app icon

Google Trips app gains new features to be a better travel companion

Google Trips launched last year to help you keep your trip info organized so that you can spend more time enjoying your destination, and now Google is updating the app to make it an even better...

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