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There are plenty of cute emoji keyboard add-ons out there, but one from the UK's Dogs Trust is going above and beyond to raise awareness for a good cause. The charity has released a dog emoji keyboard where every icon is based on a dog available for adoption. Load it up and you can show your fon...

August 26th 2015 at 3:56pm 0 Comments
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Your smartphone's battery life is no doubt very important to you, but its charging time matters, too -- just ask anyone who's had mere minutes to top up a phone before heading out. So who offers the best recharge rates, then? Tom's Guide might have an answer. It recently conducted a charging speed...

August 24th 2015 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. The softw...

August 24th 2015 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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Did you buy an iPhone 6 Plus sometime between last September and this January? Do you notice that your shots taken with its back camera come out all blurry? Yeah, it's not just you. Turns out, a limited number of these phones shipped with a manufacturing defect. However, Apple is aware of the issu...

August 21st 2015 at 8:25pm 0 Comments
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You know Samsung isn't afraid to taunt Apple with ads. But now, in the name of marketing, the South Korean company is introducing a program that aims to lure users away from the iPhone. With Ultimate Test Drive, Samsung's giving owners of Apple's smartphone the chance to try its new Galaxy Note 5...

August 21st 2015 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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If you can't find your old PSOne discs, don't want the PC version and don't have a PS4, there's now one more way to play Final Fantasy VII: on your iPhone. Today Square Enix launched the classic jRPG for devices running iOS 8.0 and up. At its core, this release is a simple port of the PC version o...

August 19th 2015 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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LinkedIn doesn't just want to help you find a job or a new hire -- it thinks it can contribute even after you're gainfully employed. The company's new LinkedIn Lookup app for iPhones (there's no mention of Android yet) helps you find and contact co-workers using criteria ranging from names to skil...

August 19th 2015 at 12:22pm 0 Comments
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Sprint isn't going to let T-Mobile's iPhone upgrade promo go unanswered. It's launching iPhone Forever, a payment plan that lets you upgrade iPhones at any time without facing an up-front payment or a rate hike. So long as you're willing to shell out $22 per month on top of your service plan ($1...

August 17th 2015 at 10:46am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites domain that had the app for download. In it, the company mentioned that the program was cre...

August 15th 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments
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Ever heard of "cyber-flashing?" Us neither, to be honest, but it's certainly got the police's attention. As the BBC reports, British Transport Police are currently investigating a strange case of unsolicited dick pics appearing on a woman's phone. While commuting to work on a London train, the lad...

August 13th 2015 at 12:42pm 0 Comments
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Apple has made much ado of Spotlight's smart, info-fetching abilities in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but one relatively undersold feature might just prove a lifesaver if you or your friends are frequent travelers. Both of the upcoming operating systems include a "flight data detector" that can spot...

August 12th 2015 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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Apple has come a long, long way in its attitude toward NFC. The company seemingly went out of its way to avoid the short-range wireless tech for years after others embraced it, but it quickly became one of the biggest users last year thanks to Apple Pay. And now, it's ready to guide the standard...

August 12th 2015 at 4:58pm 0 Comments