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UMI MAX Android Phone Review

For the past month I have been testing the UMI MAX smartphone, a budget Android phone under $200. Admittedly, when I first received the phone, I was skeptical about its capabilities, but it happily surprised me.

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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?

What recall?

Scalpers in Hong Kong are still selling the Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled worldwide, but phone scalpers in Hong Kong are still trying to get their money’s worth with the recalled device by offering a “special price” to those curious enough to enquire about the phone.

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How to view Android notifications, reply to SMS from your computer

Want to view your smartphone notifications on your computer, send a text from your computer or seamlessly transfer files between your Android device and your computer? We’ll show you how to do all that and more with the help of Pushbullet.


Samsung will offer discounts on the Galaxy S8 for Galaxy Note 7 owners

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle is finally starting to fade into the background, but Samsung isn’t out of the woods yet. It will be important for Samsung to get Note 7 owners to finally ditch their devices and to retail the other customers. We’re already hearing about plans to do just that.

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7 tips & tricks to get the most out of Hangouts

Google Hangouts is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive messaging apps available today. Here are some tips & tricks to help you master this great service

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Best Android apps for guitar players

Do you dream of becoming a rock star, plying your virtuosic guitar skills into fame and fortune? Before that happens you need some practice, and luckily there is no shortage of Android apps that can help. From getting tuned up and in time to shredding through scales, here are the apps that should be in every guitar players toolkit, from pro to hobbyist.


This week’s best smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals [Oct 22]

There are dozens of incredible smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals each week, so we thought we’d do you a favor and pull together the best deals we could find. This week’s highlights include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the HTC 10, Fossil’s Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch and the brand new Amazon Echo Dot. If …


Top Android Stories of the Week (October 21st)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android for the week of October 21st.