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OnePlus 7 Pro confirmed to have a ‘super-smooth’ display and 5G, but cost more

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Your decision between the forthcoming OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro just a little bit easier to make, thanks to fresh specs confirmed by the company's CEO today.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a new display that 'stunned' CEO Peter Lau, who has described it as "super-smooth and very crisp," according to an interview with The Verge.

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The Alcatel Avalon V is a $99 phone being sold by Verizon

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: The Alcatel Avalon V price has changed to $99 from $120, so we've updated our story.

The Alcatel Avalon V is basically the polar opposite of the new Galaxy Fold. It doesn't bend, it doesn't have basic features like a fingerprint sensor and it doesn't have specs that will blow you away. 

Oh, and it's 1/20th the price of Samsung's foldable phone and has less front bezel.

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At just $99, this is one of the cheapest 4G LTE phones we've gone hands-on with in 2019.… Read the full article

Android Pie update, features, release date and phones list

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: We've taken a deep dive into Android Pie's Digital Wellbeing feature, looking at what it offers and whether it's any good.

Google's Android Pie update launched in late 2018, improving the operating system to make your phone more personal, more efficient, and overall easier to use.

After plenty of testing, we've found Android Pie to be a splendid feature-filled operating system update with one big catch that will have you asking: when is the Android 9 Pie release date for my phone? 

Good news for some of you: the final software is on Pixel phones and the Essential Phone, as well as plenty of older flagships from Samsung, Nokia and LG.… Read the full article

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a durability problem

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an ambitious foldable phone, but one with mounting durability problems, according to a handful of press who got early access to it.

We've seen a total of five broken Fold screens – four in which it isn't working at all and one instance in which half of the 7.3-inch tablet-like display is flickering.

Reviewers and analysts from CNBC, Bloomberg, The Verge, Android Central and YouTube tweeted about their experience after one and two days with the phone.… Read the full article

AirPower canceled: Apple says wireless charging mat wasn’t up to standards

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We've been checking for the Apple AirPower release date every day, but there's no need to do that anymore, as Apple has officially canceled the project altogether.

AirPower, the wireless charging mat Apple revealed a year and a half ago, first showed up at the iPhone X launch event. That was September 12, 2017, or 563 days ago.

It promised to Qi-charge three devices at once anywhere you laid them down on the mat. So you could simply drop your iPhone XS Max, AirPods 2019 and Apple Watch 4 onto the mat and juice them up without having to plug in any cables.… Read the full article

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Samsung Galaxy Fold official video shows it’s ready to bend, no crease in sight

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Samsung Galaxy Fold release date is less than a month from today, and there's an official video demoing the South Korean company's folding torture test.

The 30-second YouTube video shows the first true foldable smartphone being folded and unfolded by machines, and no creases are in sight on the Infinity Flex Display.

The Galaxy Fold can outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds, according to Samsung, which is enough for five years of heavy use – if folded 100 times a day.… Read the full article

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Apple News Plus: magazine list, cost, and release date

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: The Apple News Plus magazine list is below, and we found 271 newspapers and magazine in the new app, meaning you can expect more publications soon to meet that 'more than 300' promise.

Apple News Plus is bringing magazines into the fold, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook during today's Apple TV Plus keynote, giving you access to over 300 high-quality digital magazines and premium newspapers in the Apple News app.

It launched on Monday, March 25 in the US and Canada, and while Apple's fancy, curated RSS news reader will remain free, the digital magazines and newspapers will cost money – luckily just one flat fee for access to all of the premium content.… Read the full article

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iOS 12.2 release date and all iOS 12 features explained

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple's iOS 12.2 update is here and it brings some surprise features to your iPhone and iPad, in addition to all of the other iOS 12 changes you should know about.

Chief among the iOS 12.2 changes are the Apple News Plus subscription service and four additional Animoji. You can also ask Siri to play videos from your iOS device to an Apple TV. It's a stopgap between iOS 12 and the iOS 13 update we expect in a little over two months and Apple WWDC 2019.… Read the full article

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3 privacy reasons I’m sold on the Apple Card to replace my ‘dumb’ credit card

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple says it's rethinking credit cards with its forthcoming Apple Card, and it touts a bunch of consumer-friendly features I don't get from my current bank.

That's enough to get me to rethink my credit card allegiances. The promise of privacy and empowerment over our finances sounds like a fresh take on banking. I'm ready for a smart credit card in 2019.

Yes, there's a bit of vertical domination to it. Apple would be part of my transactions, from start to finish, from my building credit to buy the iPhone 11, to storing all of my data via iCloud, to trading the phone in for store credit toward the 2020 iPhone.… Read the full article

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Motorola first to 5G? It may beat Samsung with its 5G Moto Mod coming April 11

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The first 5G phone you can buy will come from Motorola, not Samsung, and we now have a concrete release date for the debut of future of wireless connectivity.

The 4G LTE-enabled Moto Z3 is already out, but its 5G Moto Mod add-on arrives on Thursday, April 11, and pre-orders start even sooner: tomorrow, Thursday, March 14.

Motorola's 5G add-on costs $350 (about £265, AU$495) – which is as much as the the Moto Z3 itself at some online retailers.… Read the full article

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