Instagram will support uncropped photos (but only in Direct Messages)

Instagram is introducing a way to share photos in portrait and landscape orientations, but only in private messages. You’ll still have to work your Instagram magic to share photos the old fashioned way, but now at least when you’re messaging your friends you can send memes back and forth without having to worry about the size of the image. That’s not the only new feature for Instagram Direct, however. You…

June 3, 2017
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Giveaway: Win a LeEco audio bundle (headphones + speaker)!

It’s nearing the hotter months of the year in many places, so we’re partnering with LeEco to give you a bundle of products that takes audio anywhere you are without wires. Both LeEco and Talk Android know how bad you want to listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the beach, at the park, while working out, or wherever you feel comfortable. Through this giveaway you can get headphones and…

June 3, 2017
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T-Mobile portfolio now includes Kyocera DuraForce Pro and Alcatel Go Flip

While many  consumers are able to find a satisfactory standard smartphone from many of the big name manufacturers, that does not mean some niche markets are still looking for options. Today T-Mobile announced they are adding a pair of devices to their on-line and retail sales channels for buyers with some unique needs. Both the Kyocera DuraForce Pro and Alcatel Go Flip are now available on the magenta network. The…

June 3, 2017
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Donald Trump’s only app on his smartphone? Twitter

Not too long ago, Donald Trump finally ditched his old and unsecure Galaxy S3 in favor of a more modern iPhone. That was good news for anyone concerned about the digital security of the President of the US, but it doesn’t look like he’s adapting to the capabilities of a newer phone. According to sources at the White House, there’s a single app installed on Trump’s iPhone. And if you’ve…

June 3, 2017
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Watch Andy Rubin talk about Essential at the Code Conference

Essential’s Andy Rubin will speak about his new company and phone tonight at the Code Conference 2017. Today’s a big day for Essential. With the introduction of the Essential Phone, we’re seeing what mobile industry masterminds are able to produce together. Rubin hired talent from Google, Apple, HTC, and other companies to create this device. It combines an insanely durable body with high-end specifications you’d expect from a 2017 flagship….

June 3, 2017
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone should ship in about 30 days

Now we know when you should expect to see the Essential Phone ship in the United States. Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference hosted by Recode, Essential’s Andy Rubin revealed that its first phone should ship in around the next 30 days. Neither Essential nor Rubin would share anything about availability beyond pricing in the hours since the phone’s launch. The overall expectation was that, yes, the Essential Phone…

June 3, 2017
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Nest Cam IQ officially makes WiFi cameras even smarter

Remember that Nest smart(er) camera that leaked out a little over a week ago? It’s official, and it even hit that end-of-May deadline. The indoor WiFi camera, dubbed the Nest Cam IQ, has picked up several nifty new features that should help Nest stave off competition from newer players in the market. The Cam IQ is focused on intelligent features, primarily around being able to detect things like people’s faces….

June 3, 2017
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New batch of Moto Mods focuses on gaming, music, and charging

Alongside every new phone are new accessories. Lenovo has introduced new Moto Mods to pair with the Moto Z2 Play and other devices. They’ll work with the newest phone, upcoming models belonging to the Moto Z2 family, and even previous devices from 2016. Here’s what they are: Moto GamePad: Pop your phone into this and you now have a controller with a built-in display. So actually you have yourself a…

June 3, 2017
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New Pokemon Mobile Game ‘Pokeland’ Coming To Android

Pokemon is seeing a resurgence on the backs of Pokemon GO and the changes that Sun and Moon made to the longstanding handheld game series, and The Pokemon Company is now seemingly preparing a Pokemon Rumble spin-off for mobile devices called Pokeland. The game allows players to control toy Pokemon and sends them out exploring a series of islands rife with different pocket monsters. Players will encounter 134 different Pokemon across…

June 2, 2017
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Google Allo Debuts Selfie Clips

Google Allo is debuting a new feature today, which is Selfie Clips. This is a new way for users to express themselves to their contacts. It basically is a selfie GIF that you can send to other people. It’s a pretty cool feature and really takes the selfie to the next level. It makes it easier express yourself to other people with a simple selfie. Allo has made it very…

June 2, 2017
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