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by Android Authority at 13:53
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While many movie fans watch films at home via online streaming or download services, they likely still have a bunch of old DVD and Blu-Ray discs that are sitting on a shelf gathering dust. Today, Vudu, the movie and TV show download service that’s owned by Walmart, has announced an update to its mobile app that will help people turn their disc films into digital versions.

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With this update, the Vudu app now has a “Disc-to-Digital” section. In order to get a digital version of your disc movie, you go to that section of the app and then use it to scan the barcode on the...
Mar
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by Android Authority at 12:43
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It looks like customers who will pre-order the upcoming Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will get a few free goodies along with their purchase. Target’s weekly catalog for the period ranging from April 2 to April 8 has leaked online and contains an ad for Samsung’s flagship smartphones.

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We can see that those who decide to pre-order either of the two devices will get a free Samsung Gear VR headset (the new version which...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 12:05
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Do you prefer to be surprised by phone launches? It’s probably too late now, but if that’s the case, you should stop reading now.

Yes, we have more leaks of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the most thoroughly leaked devices in recent memory.

Read: What to expect from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

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As with many Galaxy S8 reports from the past weeks, we owe the images below to Evan Blass. The professional leaker recently revealed the...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 11:32
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been updated in Europe with Android security updates for March 1. The update was picked up by Samsung fansite GalaxyClub.nl and it comes in at 403 MB, bringing the firmware up to version XXS1DQC3.

Security patches aren’t usually particularly noteworthy, but in this case, the update has also delivered battery optimizations to the Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung doesn’t specify exactly what form these come in — whether it means you can expect better battery life, faster charging or less chance of the Note 4...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 10:52
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Google has reduced the price of its OnHub routers at the Google Store. The ASUS branded OnHub now costs $129, $70 off the regular price, and the TP-Link OnHub comes in at $145, $54 off the normal asking price.

The routers’ chief purpose is to deliver faster and more consistent Wi-Fi throughput, in a more intuitive package. They offer speeds up to 1900 mbps, come with 13 powerful antennas to reduce the number of dead zones in a household/office, and support more than 100 simultaneous connected devices. What’s more, they work with the Google Wi-Fi App for Android and iOS so you can...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 09:44
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Smartphones are transforming the financial sector. Thanks to Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and other mobile payment services, we can already make purchases at supported retailers with our smartphones. If you’re a Wells Fargo customer though, you will be able to withdraw money from an ATM with your mobile device starting on Monday, March 27.

Here’s how it works. If you use the Wells Fargo mobile banking app, you can request an eight-digit code that you then enter at an ATM, along with a...
Mar
23
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by TechInAsia at 09:44
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Photo credit: Qlapa.

Indonesian marketplace for handmade products Qlapa today announced it has closed its series A round, led by Aavishkaar Frontier Funds, an impact investor from India. Existing backer Kapan Lagi Networks also put in a “minor” investment. The sum was undisclosed.

“In our seed round, we were trying to achieve product-market fit and get initial traction in the local market. In the past one and half year, numbers have supported our thesis in the market potential,” said founder Benny Fajarai.

Benny...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 09:13
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In a press event in New Delhi, OPPO announced the launch of its first ever smartphone with dual cameras, the OPPO F3 Plus. OPPO has in recent past focused on smartphone camera technology, and the brand also has been renamed to ‘OPPO Camera Phone’.

The highlight of the OPPO F3 Plus is the dual front camera, dubbed as ‘dual selfie camera’ by the company. It sports a unibody metal design with a Screen-to-Body ratio of 80.6%, and is just 7.35mm thin. The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the home button, and features a ‘Hydrophobic membrane’ that the company claims, helps you unlock despite wet fingers.

OPPO F3 Plus...
Mar
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by Android Authority at 09:13
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AT&T and Verizon have followed the likes of McDonald’s, Audi and many other companies to remove their YouTube and Google advertising in the wake of increasing concerns over hate speech.

Companies began pulling Google advertising last week after English newspaper The Times wrote a piece concerning the ads that appear before YouTube videos.

Google’s ads service has been...
Mar
23
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by Android Authority at 09:13
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Misfit, the wearables company that was scooped up by Fossil in 2015, unveiled its first touchscreen smartwatch back at CES 2017. At the time of the announcement, Misfit remained pretty quiet about one of the Vapor’s biggest features: the software. It was widely speculated that the company was planning to forgo Android Wear for a proprietary OS, but that was never set in...
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