How Huawei and ZTE could prove their phones aren’t spying on U.S. customers

February 16, 2018

Huawei can’t get any U.S. carriers to sell its phones instantly to patrons . Image: BRIDGET BENNETT/ MASHABLE Huawei, the second-largest phone maker in the world, must be free to do something rapid if it ever wants to gain a foothold in the U.S. and potentially grow the world’s largest telephone producer one day. The Chinese company can’t get U.S. carriers to sell its telephones. And now the heads of…

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Apple sold more iPhones in a week than Google did all of last year

February 14, 2018

Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have the best smartphone cameras . Image: raymond wong/ mashable Google’s Pixel phones may be great telephones with best-in-class cameras, but they won’t be toppling Apple’s iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy phones anytime soon. The company reportedly only shipped 3.9 million Pixel telephones in 2017, according to IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo. For Google, that’s not too shabby for a stranger — it’s twice the…

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Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store

January 22, 2018

In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the newcomer mobile operating system. Android’s mission was to create smarter mobile inventions, ones that were more aware of their owner’s demeanor and location.“If beings are smart, ” Rubin told Business Week in 2003, “that information starts coming aggregated into consumer products.” A decade and a half afterward, this objective has become a reality: Android-powered gadgets are…

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HTC U11 EYEs comes with a dual front camera

January 20, 2018

HTC U11 EYEsImage: HTC Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. After U11 and U11+, HTC has a new phone in its flagship line, the U11 EYEs.  This one, however, is more of a mid-ranger with a focus on selfie photography. With a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 camera on the back and dual…

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Hey, gamers: Save on PC gaming laptops and pre-order the new Nintendo Labo before it’s too late

January 20, 2018

iPads, a KitchenAid juicer, and Bluetooth earbuds and speakers are also on sale.Image: techbargains Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. This one’s for you, gamers. As you’ve probably seen splattered all over the Internet today, Nintendo has released a new DIY way to play Switch games — and…

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How to quit your tech: a beginner’s guide to divorcing your phone

January 18, 2018

Six very busy parties aim a digital detox What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Spoke the story? Check your emails? Scroll through social media? Now, guess your phone’s not in the room. If that attains you feel aimless or uncomfortable, it may be season for a digital detox. This doesn’t have to be about giving up the digital world-wide absolutely, says Time To Enter Off and…

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MashTalk: Why old Android phones don’t slow down like iPhones

January 14, 2018

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable After it was revealed in late 2017 that Apple intentionally slows down the performance of older iPhones as their batteries deteriorate, people freaked out. There were explanations, recriminations, apologies, lawsuits, and, finally, solutions. But in the wake of that specific controversy, a question arose: Does this happen to Android phones, too? SEE ALSO: Why this year in smartphone design has been epic For the most part, the…

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Phones with in-display fingerprint scanners are pretty damn great

January 12, 2018

This Vivo phone has a fingerprint sensor built right into the display.Image: raymond wong/mashable With the move to edge-to-edge screens and narrower bezels, there’s just no room to put a fingerprint sensor on the front of a phone anymore. Phone makers have moved them to the side or back, or removed them entirely.  But things don’t have to be this way. At CES 2018, Chinese phone maker Vivo showed off…

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Turn your Razer Phone into a laptop with Razer’s Project Linda laptop dock concept

January 10, 2018

Gaming company Razer stunned everyone with its Batman-worthy triple-screen laptop concept at CES last year, and now it’s back with another laptop concept, this time for Razer Phone owners. Dubbed “Project Linda,” the clamshell device is the latest attempt at mobile and laptop convergence. The idea isn’t new: Slot your Razer Phone into the clamshell dock and transform it into a 13-inch laptop with full-sized keyboard and touchscreen. It is,…

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Here’s why your phone can’t have a removable battery

January 3, 2018

Image: vicky leta/ mashable Apple rarely rationalizes when it messes up. But where reference is does, it’s typically followed by even more passion and worried users. Case in object: Apple finally acknowledged it did a poor enterprise transmitting to its purchasers about how and why it slowed down iPhones with older batteries. And while most people will forgive the company and accept its two forthcoming solutions( a $29 artillery replacement…

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