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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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Google Contacts for Android updated with large photos, action buttons, and more

Google today updated its Contacts app for Android. The updated Google Contacts app includes some changes to the look of the app. Large contact photos are now included, and Google has also added...
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Instagram Stories can now include polls

Instagram Stories is becoming more interactive. Instagram today launched polls in Stories. Now when you’re viewing someone’s photo or video in Stories, you can vote in a custom poll and see which...
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Google Home Mini briefly appears at Walmart, pricing and more images leak

Tomorrow’s the day that Google is hosting an event to show its new hardware, including the Pixel 2, but it looks like Walmart pulled the trigger on one of those devices a bit early. Walmart briefly...
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iOS 11.0.2 now available for iPhone and iPad

Apple today released its third iOS 11 update in as many weeks. iOS 11.0.2 is now available for download. You can grab it over the air by going into Settings > General > Software Update on your...
HTC U11 Life

Spec details for U11 Life, HTC's upcoming Android One phone, have leaked

It’s rumored that HTC is cooking up an Android One smartphone called the HTC U11 Life, and today spec details for that device have leaked out. The HTC U11 Life will run Android Oreo on a 5.2-inch...
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Verizon intros Prepaid Family Account with discounts for multiple lines

Verizon today introduced a new prepaid option for families. The Verizon Prepaid Family Account offers up to five lines of prepaid service, with each line getting its own monthly data allotment. Each...
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Google now offering Android Wear beta update

Google has offered public beta versions of both Android Nougat and Oreo, and now it’s extending its public beta tests to Android Wear. Google today announced a beta for the next Android Wear update....
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HTC sale offers $200 off HTC U11, other phones also on discounted

HTC today kicked off a smartphone sale, and some of its most high-end devices are on sale. The HTC Green is Good sale is offering discounts on the HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC Bolt. The HTC U11...
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Android distribution numbers for October 2017 released, Oreo makes its debut

A new month means new Android distribution numbers from Google, and today there’s a new version on the chart. Google has posted its Android distribution stats for October 2017, which details the...
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL exposed again in new image leak

Apparently that saying that “When it rains, it pours” applies to Google Pixel 2 leaks. Shortly after a couple of images of the Pixel 2 XL surfaced online, several more renders that show off Google’s...
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Microsoft killing Groove Music streaming service, partnering with Spotify

For the past few years, Microsoft has been one of the handful of companies battling it out for your streaming music business. Now it looks like Microsoft is finally ready to throw in the towel....
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Google Pixel 2 XL shows its face in high-quality image leak

Google’s Pixel 2 event is now just a couple of days away, but if you’re starting to get impatient about the reveal, the rumor mill has provided a new leak to help you get by. New images that show the...
Huawei Mate 10 Pro leak

Huawei Mate 10 Pro leak shows off big screen, dual rear cameras

Following leaks that showed off the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Lite, the third member of the Mate 10 family has surfaced as well. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been revealed in a set of leaked renders....
Nokia 3310

Updated Nokia 3310 model adds 3G connectivity

When HMD Global first introduced the Nokia 3310, it was a 2G-only device just like the original model that came out years ago. Fast-forward to today, though, and HMD has announced an upgraded model...
Alcatel Idol 5 Cricket Wireless

Alcatel Idol 5 launching at Cricket with 5.2-inch display, $199 price tag

After making its international debut earlier this month, the Alcatel Idol 5 will soon be making its way to Cricket Wireless in the U.S. Cricket will begin selling the Idol 5 on October 27th for $199...

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