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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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Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 official with rotating touch bezel

Samsung kicked off its week of hardware announcements with the Galaxy Tab S6 and now its back with its second new piece of kit. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm,...
Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa users can now opt out of human review program for voice recordings

Following a report from earlier this year that revealed that Amazon has thousands of human workers listening to Alexa requests to improve the assistant, Amazon is now rolling out an option to exclude...
Facebook

Instagram and WhatsApp will get 'from Facebook' branding

Facebook made news when it purchased Instagram and WhatsApp years ago, dropping $1 billion on the former and nearly $20 billion on the latter. Despite Facebook spending that much on the popular apps...
Google Assistant icon

Google Assistant gaining ability to read and reply to messages from third-party apps

Google Assistant is regularly learning new tricks to make your life easier, and today it's adding another feature to its arsenal. Google Assistant can now read and reply to messages from messaging...
Xfinity Mobile logo

Xfinity Mobile adds more By the Gig data options, HD streaming add-on for unlimited plan

Xfinity Mobile is making a few notable changes to its rate plans this week. Xfinity Mobile now offers more By the Gig shared data plans. Previously, customers had two options: 1GB for $12 per month...
Google Fit

Google Fit gaining dark theme and better sleep tracking, route maps on iOS

Google Fit is getting some new features to help you track your activity even better. Google today announced that Google Fit is getting better at tracking your sleep. Just connect your favorite sleep...
Siri

Apple suspending program that had humans grading Siri responses, ability to opt out coming

Following a recent report that Apple contractors often hear personal incidents when checking Siri recordings for quality control, Apple is suspending this grading program. Apple announced today that...
Verizon

Verizon officially intros four new unlimited plans, launching on August 5

It's official: Verizon is launching four new unlimited plans. Verizon's new plans are called Start Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and Get More Unlimited, and they're launching on...
Google Phone app

Google to launch automated voice service for emergency calls on select Android phones

There are some situations where you need to contact 911, but you're unable to speak to an operator using your voice. Google today announced a new way to address this problem. You'll soon be able to...
Samsung Galaxy S Active

New Samsung Galaxy S Active phone for AT&T appears in leaked images

For a few years there, we regularly got rugged Active versions of Samsung's Galaxy S flagships. That changed last year when there was no Galaxy S9 Active, but it looks like Samsung's got a new...
YouTube

YouTube Premium subscribers getting 1080p video downloads

YouTube Premium is getting improved downloads starting this week. YouTube has confirmed that Premium subscribers can now download videos at 1080p resolution. That's up from the current limit of 720p...
Verizon logo

Verizon leak spills info on four new unlimited plans

Today is the start of a new month, and according to a new leak, Verizon is kicking off August with a refresh of its unlimited plans. Verizon is planning to announce four new unlimited plans that will...
Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leaks continue with color comparison and in-the-wild photo

Samsung usually offers at least two or three color choices for its new flagship smartphones, and the Galaxy Note 10 will likely be no different. A new leak surfaced today that compares a few of the...
Google Files

Google Files app getting dark mode and better media controls

Google has been busy spreading dark themes to its various Android apps in recent months, and today another one of Google's apps is going dark. Google's Files app is gaining two new features,...
Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Versa 2 image leak hints at Amazon Alexa support

It's now been well over a year since the Fitbit Versa launched, leaving many to wonder when Fitbit might launch its next smartwatch in the Versa family. We don't know exactly when that'll happen, but...

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