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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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iPhone 8 Plus

Apple releases first iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 beta updates

Apple released several iOS 11 betas before unleashing the update onto the public. Now that iOS 11 is live, it’s time for developers to start the beta grind once again. The first iOS 11.1 beta release...
Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony exec teases 'complete new design' for upcoming smartphones

One of the knocks against Sony’s flagship smartphones is that in recent years, they’ve all had a fairly similar design. That may finally change soon, though. Kenichiro Hibi, Sony’s India managing...
Amazon Echo Show

Google removes YouTube from Amazon Echo Show

Perhaps the highlight feature of the Amazon Echo Show is its 7-inch display, which lets you view videos, video chat, and more. Unfortunately for folks that own an Echo Show, that screen just lost one...
Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel sale offers the flagship Android phone for $349.99

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be right around the corner, but if you care more about getting a deal on a phone than having the absolute latest hardware, then there’s a sale that you might want to...
iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 cracking earpiece problem confirmed by Apple, fix is in the works

In the days following the iPhone 8’s launch, some owners are reporting a crackling sound in their earpiece during a call. Today Apple confirmed the issue and its plan to address it. Apple says that a...
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T-Mobile will buy remaining interest in iWireless

T-Mobile is making a big move to boost its presence in Iowa. T-Mobile has agreed to acquire the remaining interest in Iowa Wireless, also known as iWireless, from Aureon. iWireless offers service in...
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Twitter testing 280 character limit for tweets

After raising the character limit on direct messages in 2015, Twitter is now toying with the idea of bumping up the limit on tweets. Twitter says that it’s going to test out a 280 character limit for...
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iOS 11.0.1 now available for iPhone and iPad

One week after releasing iOS 11, Apple has unleashed another software update for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.0.1 is now available for download. According to Apple, this update “includes bug fixes and...
iPhone X

iPhone X battery size and RAM amount detailed

A couple weeks ago, the Chinese regulatory body TENAA revealed details on the battery sizes and RAM for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Now it’s done the same for the iPhone X. The iPhone X has a 2,...
Verizon Wear24

Verizon Wear24 has been discontinued

Remember Verizon’s Wear24? We haven’t heard much about the Android Wear smartwatch since its launch in May, and it looks like we won’t hear much about it in the future, either. Verizon has confirmed...
Nexus 6P

Google extends guaranteed security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P haven’t been the stars of Google’s smartphone lineup for awhile now, but today there’s some good news for folks that continue to use one of those Nexus phones as their daily...
Google Home

Google Home gaining support for reminders

Google Home owners, it looks like another new feature is coming your way soon. A new Google Home support page has confirmed that support for reminders is coming soon to Google’s smart speaker. The...
OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 update

The OnePlus 5 may be the star of OnePlus’s lineup, but the OnePlus 3 and 3T are still getting some love from their manufacturer. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are now receiving an update to OxygenOS 4...
iPhone 8

Apple ditches Bing for Google for Siri web searches on iOS

iOS users, there’s a big change to Siri that’s now rolling out. Apple is changing the default search provider for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on Mac. Previously, these searches would show results from...
Google Levi's smart jacket Jacquard

Google and Levi's launching smart jacket on September 27 for $350

Last year we saw Google and Levi’s introduce a smart jean jacket, and now that device is finally ready for launch. Google has announced that the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard will be...

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