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    Mobile News Qualcomm and Intel comply with the White House ban, cut chip supplies to Huawei

    As if the maker of the world's most popular mobile operating system cutting you off wasn't unpleasant enough for Huawei, US chip makers will also be forced to do so, or risk the wrath of the current White House administration. Qualcomm, the maker of all things Snapdragon and 4G/5G modems, as...
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    Mobile News Freezing plan prices and a Boost sale may put T-Mobile's merger with Sprint back on track

    UPDATE: Bloomberg's insiders are now tipping that the rumored merger approval concessions have now taken shape. T-Mobile or Sprint will have to spin off one of the prepaid brands (Metro, Boost or Virgin), and complete their 5G network rollout in a time span of three years, during which the new...
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    Mobile News Google reveals why it should really, really have your phone number

    Love it or leave it, two-factor authentication works. It is cumbersome, requires extra steps, but cuts down on hacking and fishing significantly. Google's approach with a recovery phone number for your account works wonders, too, and the company collaborated with New York University and the...
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    Mobile News Verizon's high-end Moto Z3 is on sale at a buck a month ($24 total) with installment plans

    Moto-branded smartphones are typically sold at fairly reasonable prices and routinely available with substantial discounts, but the last few days have been exceptionally fruitful for Motorola-loving bargain hunters as killer deals on the Z2 Play, G7 Power, and E5 Play have been coming from all...
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    Mobile News Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL plagued by power issues

    Google Pixel phones have the reputation of offering buttery-smooth performance, courtesy of stock Android. They are supposed to be the way to experience Android in its purest form, and you'd think that bugs and unexpected problems would be brought to an absolute minimum, considering that Google...
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    Mobile News Pokemon GO developer announces new little monsters are coming to the game

    It appears that Pokemon GO is still going strong three years after its official launch. Developer Niantic has done a great job keeping the game fresh enough to remain a blockbuster in an industry where success comes and goes like a falling star. When the game was released on iOS back in 2016...
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    Mobile News Google confirms Huawei users will still have access to some of its services

    Huawei smartphone users who didn't follow the tech news over the weekend will probably have a shock, when they'll learn that Google is taking steps to prevent the Chinese company from getting Android updates and Google services on its phones. Although the initial report claimed Huawei...
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    Mobile News One UI update brings a slew of new features to older Samsung smartwatches

    The Galaxy Watch Active is a pretty solid piece of wearable equipment, bringing together the best of the smartwatch and fitness band worlds, but obviously, it's not for everyone. Not when Samsung still sells the crazy popular Gear S3, not to mention the "regular" Galaxy Watch that barely saw...
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    Mobile News The inexpensive Moto E4 Plus is nearly half off at B&H, grab it while you can

    The budget-friendly Moto E4 Plus made its debut in the US almost two years ago, but it's still going for $150 outright. Obviously, it's not a very powerful phone, but if you're looking for a solid device to get you through several days of use, the Moto E4 Plus is one of the best you can get in...
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    Mobile News Chinese consumers are selling their Samsung Galaxy S10 to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro

    According to Twitter tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), the OnePlus 7 Pro is extremely popular in China where consumers placed pre-orders on more than one million units of the phone. The pre-orders were placed on the OnePlus website and on the site of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, the only...
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    Mobile News Cool concepts that started out intriguing but never took off

    Our smartphones can be at times magical, in the sense that they somehow hold wonders that make us gasp with surprise when we’re exposed to them. Remember when Steve Jobs introduced pinch zooming to the world in 2007? It blew our minds away back then, even though it’s now a fundamental gesture so...
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    Mobile News Fights over lampposts could delay 5G rollout in the U.K. by two years

    In the U.K., 5G transmitters must be placed on a group of structures that are taller than a double-decker bus. According to The Guardian, this has turned lampposts into hot properties in the region because they are lined up close to each other and are tall enough to provide a clear line of sight...
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    Mobile News Huawei is much more dependent on its U.S. suppliers than you might think

    Sure, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei can sound like the company has no problems without access to parts and components from U.S. companies like Qualcomm, Intel, and Micron. And that's because Huawei's own HiSilicon unit designs its own chips including the Kirin SoCs and Balong modem chips...
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    Windows News Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider build 18362.116 to the Slow and Release Preview Rings

    In what may be a first for a Windows 10 Insider release, Microsoft has taken time away from Sunday pancakes to release a new build. The Windows 10 May 19 update is currently in a bit of a holding pattern as the company tries valiently not to replicate the disaster that was the last major […]...
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    Linux News DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 815

    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Sabayon 19.03News: Clear Linux outlines features for developers, Red Hat explains MDS flaws, developers patch Linux networking vulnerabilityTips and tricks: Overview of options for running open Linux distros on mobile devices (2019 edition)Released last...
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    Mobile News The Samsung Galaxy S11 already has a codename... And it's very creative

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 The Galaxy S10 series isn’t even three months old, while the Galaxy Note 10 line is still roughly three months away. But as revealed by one tipster, Samsung is already hard at work on next year’s Galaxy S11 lineup. The Galaxy S11 is named after a famous Spanish painter...
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    Mobile News B&H discounts the Huawei P30 and P30 Lite

    You might remember that last month New York-based B&H took pre-orders for the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. As you are undoubtedly aware, Huawei is considered a national security threat in the states, which means that its phones are not welcome in the country and can't be bought from a major U.S...
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    Mobile News Google is reportedly about to deliver a knockout blow to Huawei

    In what could be a huge blow to Huawei, Reuters reports today that Google will suspend any business it has with Huawei except for hardware and software dealings that are covered by open source licenses. This means that Huawei will "immediately" lose access to Android updates and the next series...
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    Mobile News The LG G7 ThinQ can be yours for only $240 with carrier activation or monthly installments

    Even though LG has released no less than four high-end phones on the heels of the G7 ThinQ, including a V35 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, and 5G-capable V50 ThinQ, last year's notched 6.1-incher can still be a relatively smart purchase at the right price. $240 sounds pretty right for a Snapdragon...
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    Mobile News Verizon customers can get the Moto Z2 Play for $1 a month or $24 total at Best Buy

    While the Moto Z2 Play didn't exactly receive rave reviews when it came out almost two years ago, bargain-hunting fans of Motorola's neat modular concept must have relished the numerous opportunities they got in recent months to score the 5.5-inch phone at a massive discount both unlocked and...
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