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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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Essential Phone gets July 2019 security update on the same day as Google's Pixels

Today Google released the July 2019 Android security update and began pushing it out to Pixel phones. But those aren't the only devices getting the update today. The Essential Phone is now receiving...
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung CEO admits Galaxy Fold was pushed through before it was ready

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a hot topic in mobile right now following its broken displays and subsequent delay. Now Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh has talked a bit more about the device and given us...
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Sling TV raising price of Sports Extra, launching new Total TV Deal

Sony's PlayStation Vue isn't the only streaming TV service that's getting more expensive today. Sling TV announced that it's raising the price of its Sports Extra add-on. Specifically, Sling Orange...

PlayStation Vue raising prices of all plans by $5

Almost exactly one year after getting is previous price hike, PlayStation Vue is getting more expensive again. Sony announced today that it's growing the price of all four of its PlayStation Vue...
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Google Pixel phones getting July 2019 Android security update

A new month means new Android security updates for Google's Pixel phones. Google today released the July 2019 Android security updates, and Pixel devices should begin receiving the updates over the...
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HTC U12+ begins receiving its Android Pie update

HTC's current Android flagship is finally getting its Pie update. The HTC U12+ has begun receiving its update to Android 9.0 Pie. The update is now rolling out in Taiwan, and while there's no word on...
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Bixby Marketplace will help you make Samsung's voice assistant more powerful

Samsung today launched a new initiative aimed at helping you get more use out of Bixby. The Bixby Marketplace is now live in the U.S. and Korea. You can use the store to download "capsules" to add...
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OnePlus 7 Pro owners received strange notifications with garbled text

Notifications on your smartphone can alert you to a new message, let you control your music, give you upcoming directions when you're navigating, and more. But today OnePlus 7 Pro owners received...
Android Fast Share

Google's Fast Share will bring AirDrop-style file sharing to Android

One nice feature of iOS is AirDrop, which lets you quickly share photos, videos, files, and more to another nearby iOS device rather than having to create a new text or email. Now it looks like...
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Trump says U.S. companies can sell technology to Huawei

There's been a lot of speculation lately about big of an effect the trade ban put onto Huawei by President Trump would have on the company, but now it looks like Huawei is getting a reprieve. Trump...
LG Stylo 5

LG Stylo 5 launches at Cricket Wireless with 6.2-inch screen and built-in stylus

The LG Stylo series has always been about giving you an affordable device with a big screen and a stylus, and the LG Stylo 5 is now offering those features at Cricket Wireless. The LG Stylo 5 is now...
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is in the works, leaked photos show

We're just a few months out from the launch of the Galaxy Watch Active, but details of Samsung's follow-up smartwatch have leaked out. Photos of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 have leaked out. The...
Tetris

Tetris Royale coming to Android and iOS with 100-player competitive mode

Tetris is one of the best-known gaming properties around, and today it was announced that a new Tetris title is coming soon to Android and iOS devices. Tetris Royale is a new game from N3TWORK and,...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on photos show off centered hole-punch design

After first appearing in some renders at the start of the month, today we're getting our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in the real world. Photos that claim to show the Galaxy Note 10+...
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YouTube Music gets Smart Downloads, will automatically save up to 500 songs

Lots of streaming music services offer offline listening, letting you download tracks to play when you don't have an internet connection. The problem is that sometimes you forget to download new...

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