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How to block calls and texts on an Android phone

There’s a reason why “how to block calls and texts” is such a common question. Unwanted messages are annoying, and there’s really no single straightforward fix. We’ll show you the best ways to block those pesky spammers and ex-girlfriends.


LG Mobile had its worst quarterly loss ever in Q3

LG’s mobile division has shared its financial results for Q3 2016 and they don’t look good. In fact, Q3 marks LG Mobile’s worst ever quarterly loss and the sixth straight quarterly loss.


Love using Swappa? Fees are going up in November

Swappa is a great place to buy and sell gently used Android and iOS devices, but starting in November a change is being made to the way Swappa calculates its fees. There’s no longer a flat $10 fee.

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Facebook’s teens-only Lifestage app now on Android

Facebook’s video profile app designed for teens called Lifestage is now available on Android after launching on iOS back in August. No Facebook account is needed to sign up, but it’s designed for people 21 and younger.

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5 things to do with your new Android phone

You’ve just unwrapped your very first Android phone. Congratulations! Here are some of the first things you should do with your shiny new phone.

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7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.


ZTE Axon 7 MAX renders leak ahead of device reveal

ZTE is set to unveil its Axon 7 MAX tomorrow, but ahead of the big reveal some official press materials have leaked online. The most interesting thing is the device features dual cameras on the rear.