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A Hidden Trick in the iOS 11 Beta Lets You Disable Touch ID to Keep Police Out

In a world where the authorities may be just as likely to try to hack into your phone as a random crook, it’s nice to see that Apple has added a hidden trick that could help keep cops out. Read More >>

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A Normal Person’s Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer

In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. After ditching Google in 2014, Rubin ran off to build a bakery (YUM!), but he’s returned to the world of gadgets to “inject passion back into smartphones,” whatever that means. It’s not even out yet and people are calling his new device the anti-iPhone. Read More >>

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The Nokia 8 is a Tantalising Peek at a Smartphone Future That Could’ve Been

Every once in a while, we get the chance to peek into an alternate timeline and see how things could have played out if a single decision had gone a different way. And with the new Nokia 8, that’s exactly what we’re getting. Read More >>

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Creator of Android Swears His New Phone Actually Exists

Andy Rubin, the guy who created Android before leaving Google in 2014 to open a bakery (among other things), swears his upcoming phone is real and has been tweeting out pics to prove it. Read More >>

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Apple iPhone 8 Rumour Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

With a new iPhone due out later this fall, the Apple rumour mill is hitting peak froth. Not only does 2017 mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but after the iPhone 7 didn’t deliver as much of an improvement over the iPhone 6s as people expected, there’s a lot riding on Apple’s upcoming crop of handsets. So to give you the best idea of what Apple might actually announce this fall, we’ve sorted through all the whispers and hints on the net thus far. Read More >>

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LG, This is a Pretty Stupid Way to Leak Your Next Flagship Phone

Hey you out there. Did you know LG is planning on announcing a new flagship phone later this autumn? No? Well apparently neither did a few users on Joeseph Gordon Levitt’s collaborative video site HitRecord, when they started posting videos showing off the Mordred LG V30. Read More >>

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Motorola’s New Phone Makes a Great Case For Why Modular Phones Shouldn’t Exist

Every once and while you run across a gadget that would be perfect if only it wasn’t missing one tiny feature. That sucks, and often there’s nothing you can do about it because there’s no way for multi-billion dollar companies to anticipate your need for a cattle prod or tiny projector that attaches to your phone. But what if there was? What if you could just switch out modules on a phone with a snap and always have the perfect device for the perfect occasion. That’s supposed to be the new Moto Z2 Force’s promise. Read More >>

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Samsung Is Keeping the Joy of Flip Phones Alive

Nowadays, the only people still using flip phones are octogenarians who can’t handle all the newfangled tech out there. But this flip phone might just be too cool for your gran. Read More >>

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Galaxy Note 8 Rumour Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

After the literal garbage fire that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet needs to be more than just a big Galaxy S8 with a stylus. So before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, we’re going to run through all the rumours and speculation to see if the Note 8 even has a chance of delivering on all the hype. Read More >>