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Best Black Friday Android deals 2018: Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9, and more

Best Black Friday Android deals 2018: Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9, and more

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. In case you haven't picked up a newspaper, turned on a TV, or browsed the Internet for the past three weeks, Black Friday has arrived. And with one of the busiest shopping days of the year comes great deals on the hottest Android phones. Here are the best we've found—and remember to check back during the weekend as we add more:Googel Pixel 3 and 3 XLAfter running BOGO deals leading up to Black Friday, Google is offering a rare discount on single purchases of the Pixel 3 and Pixel through its official store. Starting November 22, you can take $150 off the Pixel 3 and $200 off the Pixel 3 XLRemove non-product link, bringing them down to $649 and $699, respectively. Those prices are good on the Verizon, Project Fi, and unlocked models.Best Buy is getting in on the Pixel 3 fun too. Y...
Black Friday 2018 Verizon deal offers up to $400 off a new phone

Black Friday 2018 Verizon deal offers up to $400 off a new phone

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. Sarah Tew/CNET Upgrading to a new phone can be plagued with ambivalence. Sure, it's exciting to upgrade to your phone to something new and powerful, but it can also be painfully expensive. Not so much this week. If Verizon is your carrier of choice, you'll be able to snag a new phone from Google, Apple, Samsung or LG for up to $400 off starting on Thursday. And the best part? You won't even have to trade your old device in.Verizon is also serving up discounts on the new Palm device, Fios plans and more. Here are the deals, all of them starting on Thursday, Nov. 22nd. $400 off flagship Android and Apple phones.Need an upgrade? Verizon has something for everyone: Samsung, Apple, LG and Go...
Valve Seemingly Kills Off Steam Link, Almost Sold Out Worldwide

Valve Seemingly Kills Off Steam Link, Almost Sold Out Worldwide

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. Valve's Steam Link device is almost sold out, and the company has signaled it doesn't plan to restock. It's already completely gone in Europe, and the company says it's almost sold out in the US as well.In a statement, Valve said it "intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware as well as distribution of the software versions of Steam Link." That statement could signal a new version of the Steam Link hardware coming, or simply letting existing users know that they'll keep receiving support. The name has also been applied to a mobile app (available on non-Apple devices) and it has been integrated into TVs. The statement points out that support for those digital applications will continue as well.The Steam Link allowed you to stream games from your gaming PC onto any d...
Black Friday 2018 Galaxy deals: Free Galaxy S9, $600 Note 9, $300 gift card, $5 monthly plan

Black Friday 2018 Galaxy deals: Free Galaxy S9, $600 Note 9, $300 gift card, $5 monthly plan

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. Samsung Galaxy phones like the Note 9 and Galaxy S9 are pulling their weight in Black Friday offers. Some generous deals are already live now, with upcoming sales ahead for entry-level Samsung smartphones you can get for $100 and under. This is just the beginning, so it pays to compare the offers below. Expect even more offers from now through Cyber Monday. After all, the holiday season is the best time to buy a new phone.Promotions range from bill credit-style discounts and trade-ins to gift cards. We'll update this often with even more Black Friday phone deals as they appear. You have plenty of options, so let's dig in! Also see Black Friday sales for the Pixel 3, the iPhone XS and XR, and deals for the excellent OnePlus 6T and top ...
Samsung’s 10th anniversary Galaxy might be a 6.7-inch, six-camera flagship with 5G

Samsung’s 10th anniversary Galaxy might be a 6.7-inch, six-camera flagship with 5G

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. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 is expected to be a huge update to its line of flagship phones. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the 10th anniversary of its main smartphone will have three versions of the regular Galaxy S10 as well as a superpowered “Beyond X” model that would feature a 6.7-inch display, six cameras, and support for 5G. The three S10 models are expected to range in size from 5.8 inches (the current size of the S9) to 6.4 inches (slightly larger than the S9 Plus), and feature between three and five cameras between the front and back, depending on the model. The company is also reportedly considering adding a reverse wireless charging feature that could allow the S10 models to share battery life with other devices, like another ph...
A Pixel 3 camera bug kills the phone’s greatest asset if you launch it through third-party apps

A Pixel 3 camera bug kills the phone’s greatest asset if you launch it through third-party apps

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. New reports say that the Google Pixel 3, a phone sold primarily on the strength of its camera, suffers from a bug that causes the camera to crash if you try to launch it indirectly through apps that require camera access. BuzzFeed reports that this includes everything from social network apps like Instagram and Twitter to Google Authenticator. According to user reports, launching the camera from within these apps causes the device to crash, and neither Safe Mode nor a factory reset appears to fix the problem. At the time of writing, a post regarding the issue in the Pixel User Community that was made last month has received 107 responses, suggesting this is far from an isolated incident. In a statement to BuzzFeed, Google said that it has “looked into reports of this issue and [h...
Tumblr Removed From App Store Over Failure to Filter Out Child Pornography

Tumblr Removed From App Store Over Failure to Filter Out Child Pornography

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. Tumblr and Pinterest is a scourge on the internet.Ban Safari. Safari can display a lot of things even worse than Tumblr.We should remove safari too as you can find child pornography using that app!! Tumblr is not a web browser, they're a website in control of their content (or at least tries to be)this sort of argument is silly and makes no sense at allWe should remove safari too as you can find child pornography using that app!!What about web browsers?Definitely not excusing their behaviour!! Just unsure about the logic. This content is disgusting and actually makes the logic fail. But it's simple.An example would be a parent, you can block apps based on content or can block built-in apps. Having rogue content like in this Tumblr situation makes the parental controls moot.https://supp...
2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review

2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review

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. It’s hard to believe the Toyota RAV4 has been around for over two decades. Since its launch in 1997, the pint-sized crossover has evolved from a curiosity into many buyers’ default vehicle choice. Toyota claims that, last year, the RAV4 was the best-selling non-pickup truck model in the United States, despite competing in a segment crowded with alternatives like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and many more. That evolution continues with the 2019 Toyota RAV4. It’s not available as a two-door semi-convertible like the original RAV4, but Toyota says the new fifth-generation model blends the best qualities of crossovers and traditional SUVs. To see if that’s true, Digital Trends headed to Carmel, California, where Toyota made a varie...