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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Last year, many considered the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be a disappointment. It wasn’t a clear upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This year, Samsung isn’t taking any chances. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the Note. Does a list of features longer than some books make for a great device?


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.

New App

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.


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.

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Here’s an easy way to browse any genre you want on Netflix

Netflix’s recommendations algorithm is actually pretty decent, but sometimes they include genres and categories that you have absolutely no care for, and leave out a crap ton more that you do. Thankfully there’s a way you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

Budget Phone

T-Mobile now offering the ZTE ZMAX Pro for only $180

T-Mobile has added the ZTE ZMax Pro to its line-up just in time for the holidays. This is probably the cheapest 6″ smartphone you’ll find and while it is a budget phone, the specs aren’t half bad.


The new rumored OnePlus 3 model might be more expensive

More hints suggest the OnePlus 3T is a real phone that could be coming from the company soon. Evan Blass tweeted out a curious formula that suggests the phone is very similar to the OnePlus 3, but may be priced at a premium.

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14 tips every Samsung Galaxy S7 Active owner should know

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is finally here and ready to be used and abused. The Galaxy S7 Active is essentially a Galaxy S7 with a beefy case permanently affixed, but it does offer a few extra tricks.