MWC 2017

Sony’s event at MWC 2017 will be on February 27th

Sony has started sending out press invitations for its Mobile World Congress press conference, which will begin on February 27th. The company will also be live-streaming the conference.

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Moto Z Droid Review

Let’s face it, smartphones are getting a bit stale. Sure, we always see a new design, or a new way for users to interact with the fingerprint scanner, but we’ve reached a point where the market is a bit boring. LG attempted to shake things up with the modular design on the LG G5, but that …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the fourth phone in Samsung’s Active line. It brings an extra layer of toughness to the Samsung Galaxy S7, but this year the difference between the two is smaller than ever.

App Updates

Google rolls out offline Search

Google has updated the Google Search app with a key new feature. You can now perform searches offline.

Data Plans

Verizon launches $55 plan with 5GB of data

Verizon has a new individual plan to offer folks who don’t need to gorge on data. Aptly named $55 for 5GB, the plan is as you’d assume: it offers a 5GB bucket of data, plus all the Unlimited Talk and Text you can handle.

Cheap Phones for US

Report claims Android One phones will launch in the US

Android One is Google’s program for pushing ultra low-cost phones in emerging markets. We usually don’t think of the US as an “emerging market,” but that doesn’t mean affordable phones aren’t needed here.

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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.