Alex Wagner

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Alex Wagner

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Fluent in whisk(e)y, video games and phones. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

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FCC sends letters to AT&T and Verizon, says zero-rated data programs are harmful to consumers

AT&T and Verizon offer sponsored data programs that lets companies pay so that the carrier customers can use their apps without touching their high-speed data. That may sound great for those...
Verizon GizmoTab

Verizon GizmoTab is a kid-friendly tablet that runs Android on an 8-inch display

Verizon this week launched a new tablet that may be aimed at kids, but could be a good device for anyone. The Verizon GizmoTab has a removable bumper to help protect it from drops, and it includes...
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iOS 10.2 beta 5 now available for download

Days after releasing iOS 10.2 beta 4, Apple has unleashed another beta update. iOS 10.2 beta 5 is now rolling out to registered developers. If that’s you, you can grab the update from Apple’s...
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SwiftKey offering all keyboard themes free to Android and iOS users

SwiftKey is giving its Android and iOS users a gift this holiday season. SwiftKey has made all of its keyboard themes free. This applies to both Android and iOS, giving users on both platforms access...
Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless will soon offer smartphone deals with six months of free service

Five years after its launch, Republic Wireless today announced that it’s received $30 million in funding and has been spun off as its own company, and that it’s prepping some deals to celebrate. From...
Moto 360 2nd Gen

Moto doesn't see enough consumer pull to release new smartwatch right now

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatches have been some of the more popular Android Wear devices that we’ve seen released to date, but unfortunately for fans of the 360s, it doesn’t sound like we’ll be...
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Google now taking pre-orders for Snow and Crimson Daydream View VR headsets

When Google introduced its Daydream View virtual reality headset, it showed the device off in three colors. After just one of those three colors launched last month, the other two are now available...
Incipio Car Dock Moto Mod

Motorola intros Mophie Juice Pack, Incipio Car Dock Moto Mods

After launching a handful of Moto Mods along with the Moto Z earlier this year, Motorola today introduced two more modules for its flagship Z phones. The Mophie Juice Pack offers a 3,000mAh battery,...
Android 7.0 Nougat easter egg

Huawei names devices that'll be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

We’ve seen a lot of Android device makers spill their Nougat update plans in recent months, and now it’s Huawei’s turn to fill us in. Huawei today named several devices that’ll be updated to EMUI 5.0...

Android 7.0 Nougat now hitting Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance

After announcing its Android 7.0 plans back in August, Sony today officially kicked off its Nougat rollout. Android 7.0 is now making its way to the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance. Both...
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New Nokia smartphones with Android coming in the first half of 2017

It’s official: Nokia is returning to the mobile game next year. New Nokia phones running Android will launch in the first half of 2017. To be specific, Nokia is licensing its brand to HMD Global Oy,...
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Fitbit reportedly close to acquiring Pebble for a 'small amount'

After earning more than $10.2 million from its original Kickstarter in 2012, Pebble may soon be acquired. Fitbit is said to be in “advanced talks” to acquire Pebble. That’s according to reports from...
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Some Android users seeing new-look search results in Play Store

Google is regularly making tweaks to the Play Store, and it looks like another change is currently hitting users. Some Android users are seeing new-look Play Store search results. When you search for...
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OnePlus 3 gets Android 7.0 Nougat beta update

Heads up, OnePlus 3 owners, because you can now get an early taste of Android 7.0 Nougat. OnePlus today released an Android 7.0 beta update for the OnePlus 3. With the update to Nougat, the OnePlus 3...
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Google OnHub routers receive heavy discounts on Amazon

We’re now well past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but that doesn’t mean that the deals are done. Amazon is now offering solid discounts on Google’s OnHub routers. The ASUS model is available for $...

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