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December security patch rolling out to Pixel & Nexus, factory images and OTAs live

13 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received its first update to address a handful of bugs with last month's security patch. Since then, more issues have arisen, with the December security patch rolling out today to address them. Meanwhile the Nexus 5X and 6P are still receiving updates for this month.
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Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanded To More Carriers

Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanded To More Carriers

13 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone from Google to have support for eSIM. The company today announced that it's expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers across the globe. The eSIM technology makes getting wireless service as simple as turning on the smartphone. It eliminates the need for going to a store just to get a SIM card and then having to insert it in the device.
Google's aim with eSIM is to bring users instant connectivity across more networks and devices in its ecosystem. This includes Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and smartwatches powered by Wear OS. Customers...
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More carriers to support Pixel 3 eSIM as Google helping build more eSIM Android phones

More carriers to support Pixel 3 eSIM as Google helping build more eSIM Android phones

13 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

With eSIM technology, users no longer have to manage the tiny-sized card thanks to all the necessary information becoming digitized. Google today announced expanded eSIM support by carriers for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , while also helping manufacturers create eSIM-capable Android devices.
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Deal: iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are now up to $150 cheaper

Deal: iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are now up to $150 cheaper

13 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you need to buy an Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR on Verizon or Sprint, Best Buy has a deal that you should know of. The retailer lets you save up to $150 on these new Apple smartphones as long as you're buying them on qualifying plans with long-term agreements. Saving won't be instant, instead being reflected in reduced monthly payments over the life of the device - 24 months on either Verizon or Sprint.
Interestingly, this new Best Buy deal is valid only for Verizon and Sprint customers who want to upgrade an existing line, so new lines do not ...
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Cam Compare: Pixel 3 Night Sight vs Mate 20 Pro Night Mode

Cam Compare: Pixel 3 Night Sight vs Mate 20 Pro Night Mode

13 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Arguably two of the very best night photography modes on any devices currently available are Google's Night Sight and Huawei's Night Mode. The people's champion has to be Night Sight on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that doesn't mean the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's camera is a slouch. Night Mode on the Mate 20 Pro is very impressive in its own right. more...
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Google Pixel 3 comes with a free Pixel Stand and extra earbuds w/ Google Store purchase

Google Pixel 3 comes with a free Pixel Stand and extra earbuds w/ Google Store purchase

13 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google has had a lot of killer deals and offers with its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL lately. Now, in the aftermath of Black Friday, Google is offering up a new Pixel 3 offer which tosses in a free Pixel Stand and set of earbuds into the box.
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So, which phone do you like more: iPhone XS Max or Pixel 3 XL?

So, which phone do you like more: iPhone XS Max or Pixel 3 XL?

13 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

So, two huge companies have already announced their major phones. We are talking about Apple and Google, of course, and their iPhone XS Max and Pixel 3 XL - the biggest and baddest devices both of these tech behemoths have to offer in 2018. And both of these were controversy generators at the time of launch - Apple's iPhone XS Max starts at $1,100 and tops out at $1,450, which by itself was enough to draw criticism (altho it doesn't look like it's repelling buyers way too much.
Google, on the other hand, was berated for going the "notch" way and did so with a big, bold, and brutally...
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"API bug" allegedly caused third party apps to have access to photos from...

"API bug" allegedly caused third party apps to have access to photos from 6.8 million Facebook users

Just when you think that Facebook might get its act together and respect the privacy of its subscribers, something happens to make you wonder what is really going on with the... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 6th Grade Math Practice, DiscountApp and Dr. Panda...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 6th Grade Math Practice, DiscountApp and Dr. Panda Racers

Prepare for standardized testing, determine tax and discounts, and design and race on custom tracks with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to... Read more ...

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, dies at 34 from suspected OD

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, dies at 34 from suspected OD

Remember Vine? Twitter launched the Vine app in January 2013, and it allowed subscribers to share 6-second videos on Vine's platform. Users could also post their Vine videos on... Read more ...

Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple this week by a man and women claiming prominent iPhone XS and iPhone XS marketing photos on Apple.com are overly deceptive in hiding the... Read more ...

These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours

These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours

IClever's well-reviewed headphones are 50% off via Amazon today. Amazon has the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Headphones on sale today in your choice of black or brown when you... Read more ...

Flash deal: Apple's urBeats3 earphones are on sale for just $40

Flash deal: Apple's urBeats3 earphones are on sale for just $40

Last year's Apple urBeats3 earphones are on sale at Best Buy as part of the retailer's 3-Day Gift Sale deals. Since the promotion started on Friday, you'll only be able to... Read more ...

BBM app for Android and iOS both receive update

BBM app for Android and iOS both receive update

Yeah, it took BlackBerry a long time to see the writing on the wall. But on October 21, 2013, it finally launched BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS respectively. The BBM... Read more ...

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder dead at 34

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder dead at 34

Enlarge / Honorees Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll accept the Breakthrough Award for Emerging Technology onstage at the Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards during the 2014... Read more ...

Check out Amazon's Echo Wall Clock, a $30 companion for the company's smart...

Check out Amazon's Echo Wall Clock, a $30 companion for the company's smart speakers

What holiday gift can you get for the person who already owns an Amazon Echo smart speaker? How about the Echo Wall Clock. Priced at $29.99 on Amazon's website, the analog... Read more ...

Best Buy has the Apple iPhone XR as low as $365 today only with activation...

Best Buy has the Apple iPhone XR as low as $365 today only with activation and trade-in

Today only, Sprint customers can pick up the Apple iPhone XR for as low as $364.99 from Best Buy. Time is of the essence here, but you need to trade-in an Apple iPhone 7 Plus... Read more ...