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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Google Keyboard update adds adjustable height, one-handed mode, and much more

There’s a new Google Keyboard update rolling out now, and not only is there a lot for current users to get excited about, but anyone using a different keyboard on their Android device may want to...
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Google posts May 2016 Android Security Bulletin, details 25 vulnerabilities

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for Google to post a new Android Security Bulletin. The Android Security Bulletin for May 2016 highlights 25 vulnerabilities that’ve been addressed with...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 rumored to adopt USB Type-C

While still in early days, USB Type-C is slowly becoming more common thanks to its inclusion in recent flagship smartphones like the Nexus 5X and 6P, LG G5, and HTC 10. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7...
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Verizon XLTE service makes its way to 13 more markets

Verizon’s XLTE service is growing again, with several more US cities gaining access to the improved LTE coverage. Verizon says that XLTE is now live in cities like Alpena, Mich.; McCook, Neb.;...
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Amazon Echo gets $20 discount in latest sale

Last month, the Amazon Echo was discounted by 15 percent, giving the Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speaker one of its best prices yet. If you missed out on that deal, though, a similar one has launched...
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LG announces fingerprint reader that goes below your smartphone screen

Fingerprint readers are big in mobile right now, with many flagships and even some mid-range models offering the feature. Having a fingerprint reader typically means that you’ve got a button or some...
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AT&T Galaxy S6 receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

HTC One M8 and M9 owners on AT&T may have to wait a bit longer for their Android 6.0 update, but Samsung Galaxy S6 users don’t. According to a Samsung support page, the AT&T version of the...
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Unlocked HTC 10 to begin shipping next week

Today Verizon and Sprint announced their HTC 10 launch plans, but what about those folks that pre-ordered their unlocked HTC 10 after it was originally announced? Turns out that they’ll be getting...
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Android 6.0 updates for AT&T HTC One M8 and One M9 hit by 'slight delay'

Bad news, HTC One M8 and One M9 owners on AT&T: You’re going to have to wait a bit longer than expected for your Android 6.0 updates. Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, has revealed that...
HTC One A9, One M9 Mother's Day sale

HTC Mother's Day sale offering solid discounts on One A9 and One M9

Mother’s Day is now about a week away, and if your mom could use a new smartphone, HTC today kicked off a sale to make your mom’s new phone a One. HTC is now offering discounts on the HTC One A9 and...
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HTC 10 now available for pre-order from Verizon, launching at Sprint on May 13

The US carriers have largely been quiet about their HTC 10 launch plans, with only Verizon saying that it’d begin pre-orders on April 29. The carriers are finally opening up today, though, with more...
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BBM Video calling beta hits Android, coming soon to iOS

When BlackBerry launched BBM on Android and iOS more than a year and a half ago, it said that new features like BBM Video calling would be coming to those platforms. Fast-forward to today and BBM...
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Google Trips leak shows screenshots of upcoming travel assistant app

Remember how Google is prepping a travel assistant app for Android and iPhone? We still haven’t gotten any official announcement from Google about the app, but while we wait for one, the rumor mill...

Google Play rolling out 'Contains ads' labels on app pages

Way back in November, we learned that Google Play would begin placing an “Ads” label on ad-supported Android apps in 2016. Fast-forward to today and the label has started appearing. Some Android...
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Former Motorola head Rick Osterloh joining Google to oversee Nexus, Chromecast, and more

Rick Osterloh used to be the president of Motorola when the company was owned by Google, but he departed when Moto was snapped up by Lenovo. Now he’s heading back to Google. Rick Osterloh is...

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