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Google I/O, Gear Fit 2, Huawei Watch 2, HTC U11 (MobileTechRoundup show #398)

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:10
While Android O was talked about at the end of Google I/O, there was plenty of other interesting developments at the event. Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Google Home updates were the most interesting to me.

Google Assistant comes to the Apple iPhone: in pictures

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:21
The battle to serve as your voice-controlled assistant continues to spread across multiple platforms. Yesterday, Google released its Assistant for iOS and we took it for a spin on our iPhone 7 Plus.

Eight ways the HTC U11 beats the Google Pixel

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 22:40
The Google Pixel is one of the best Android phones available. While it is also manufactured by HTC, the new HTC U11 beats the Google Pixel for several reasons.

HTC U11 beats Google Pixel for highest-rated camera? I doubt it

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:16
DxOMark is often promoted as a standard to consider when choosing your smartphone for camera output. In my experiences, real-world testing hasn't shown the same results.

One month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Today's best smartphone for work and play

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 20:04
After more than a month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus it's easy to say it is the best smartphone available with an incredible design, solid performance, and complete ecosystem.

Samsung keyboard cover for Galaxy S8 Plus: A physical keyboard when you need it

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 19:40
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a gorgeous large display and room for a software keyboard. However, some people still enjoy the feel of a physical keyboard and Samsung provides a simple option.

Huawei Tripod Selfie Stick: $20 accessory that's useful for creative pictures and video conferences

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 16:47
Many Huawei cameras have advanced camera modes for capturing lights, wide aperture, night shot, and time lapse video. This accessory helps you get the perfect shot while also serving as a stable platform for video calling.

Hands-on with the UAG Plasma, Pathfinder, and Monarch for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:21
There are plenty of case options for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, but my favorite cases for drop protection are now available from Urban Armor Gear.

Keyboard Mod for Moto Z: Bringing a landscape keyboard of the past to a modern smartphone

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:47
Motorola has achieved success with the modularity of the Moto Z and is working to promote innovative mods. The Keyboard Mod may be coming in a couple of months and is the most popular campaign in the Transform the Smartphone challenge.

Frustrated unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S8? Enable Google Smart Lock

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:47
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have oddly positioned fingerprint scanners, but look a bit deeper into your settings to find another option to help keep you phone safely unlocked.

VRS Design cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Style and protection at reasonable prices

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:47
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may be the best smartphone available, but there are front and glass panels that many may want to protect with a case. VRS Design has several affordable options to consider.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus case roundup: Speck, Tech21, and Caseology

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:21
The Galaxy S8 Plus is a fantastic smartphone and there are already a number of case options to protect it, add some style, improve the grip, and help you hit that odd rear fingerprint target.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 apps are better than the Google alternatives

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:47
Samsung includes a few of its own apps on the Galaxy S8 that offer a duplication of services found on Android. It turns out, these apps are more functional and better than the default Google apps.

Eight reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 7 Plus over the Galaxy S8 Plus for business

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:21
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 pushes the limits of smartphone technology, the Apple iPhone 7 remains extremely popular and is preferred by millions. The iPhone 7 Plus is a solid enterprise device that is found in the hands of many business people.

11 reasons why Samsung's Galaxy S8 is better than Apple's iPhone 7 for business

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 20:06
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be arriving into the hands of buyers this week. It is the best smartphone in the world and offers several enhancements over the iPhone 7.

VRS Design LG G6 case roundup: Affordable style, protection, and functionality

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 20:33
One of the things I enjoy about a new phone is the search for affordable cases. I'm not fan of bulky cases and also like to swap them out for different occasions.

UAG Plasma series case for LG G6: Lightweight drop protection

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 20:52
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is my personal favorite case brand and it just launched the new Plasma series for the LG G6. With its all glass front and back, it's good to have a light case in hand.

Honor announces US beta program and European Honor 8 Pro

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:30
In an effort to engage with customers in the US, Honor is launching a beta program to collect feedback on software updates. And the Honor 8 Pro is also launching today in Europe, priced at €549.

​Earthwave founder Minassian launches new security venture LMNTRIX

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:00
Carlo Minassian is back in the cybersecurity startup scene with a new adaptive threat response platform after his three-year stint with the global giant that acquired his managed security services firm Earthwave.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy S8 earns first ever A+ grade as best performing smartphone display

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:00
Samsung has been setting the bar for smartphone displays for years and the new Galaxy S8 once again shows that Samsung is focused on making your screen experience the best ever.

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