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Month: October 2018

See the Lenovo Z5 Pro – the other sliding phone – a day early here

weibo.com/ideamagic A month ago, Lenovo teased the arrival of a bezel-less Lenovo Z5 Pro. Now we have some leaked images. The device is set to launch tomorrow and appears to have a sliding mechanism akin to the Xioami Mi Mix 3. Pricing details and most of the specs are still unknown. Remember the Lenovo Z5? The company teased the device as being a superphone with a bezel-less display and massive amounts of storage. However, the Lenovo Z5 turned out to have a big ol’ notch and a totally average amount of internal storage. Tomorrow, Lenovo will release the Lenovo Z5 Pro which looks to fulfill at least one of the broken promises of its predecessor: a nearly bezel-less display. That’s because the Lenovo Z5 Pro will have a sliding back mechanism, much like the previously-launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Although Lenovo has teased the phone already a few times, we now have some leaked images (via GSM Arena) which give us a better idea of what the device looks like: The images show a nearly-all-screen device with a back which slides up to reveal the front-facing camera, sensors, and earpiece. It also appears to be running ZUI 10, a Lenovo skin of Android. This is interesting because the Lenovo Z5 launched with ZUI 4, so Lenovo appears to be wildly revamping its numbering scheme for the software. Editor’s Pick Lenovo...

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Deal: Get a Verizon-activated Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL for as low as $350

The Google Pixel 3 might be the hot topic of conversation at the moment, but let’s not forget about the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Although both are a year old now, they are still terrific phones with access to fast Android updates and featuring one of the best cameras in the industry. With the release of the Pixel 3, you can get Pixel 2 devices for cheap. As an example, Best Buy is running a deal right now which gets you $300 off a Verizon-activated Pixel 2 device of your choice. That means you could nab yourself a brand new Google Pixel 2 for as low as $350. Editor’s Pick Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review (Updated: addressing some issues) This review is brought to you by MNML Case, an ultra-thin case that showcases the beauty of your new phone and fits like a glove! Get 15% OFF your Google Pixel 2 case or Google Pixel … There are two caveats to the deal. The first is that you must buy a Verizon-activated model on a monthly installment plan, which means you either need to already be a Verizon customer or be willing to sign up for Verizon service. The other caveat is that there is no shipping option — you can buy the device online, but you have to go to a local Best...

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Deal: Start building apps on multiple platforms with Xamarin

As much as we favor Android around these parts, we realize you want to expose your killer app to all markets. Of all the options for cross-platform app development, Xamarin is one of the best, and we’ve just discovered an opportunity for you to become an expert for only $35. You don’t need to learn both Java and Swift to build apps for Android and iOS. With Xamarin, you can use the C# programming language to build fully-functional apps for both operating systems at the same time. The deal we’ve discovered is a huge price drop on the Xamarin Cross-Platform Development Bundle. This curated collection of six learning kits is a one-stop shop for getting to grips with this technology, and no prior coding experience is required. While you may like the hobby aspect of app building, this training could lead to something bigger. Xamarin streams the app development workflow process so much that aficionados in this discipline are highly sought after. If you get good enough, you could find yourself in a rewarding new job. The Xamarin app development lineup: Learn Xamarin by Creating Real World Cross-Platform Apps — $199 value Xamarin iOS: A Master Guide to App Development in C# — $199 value Xamarin Forms 2.0: Beginner to Advanced — $99 value Xamarin Android: A Master Guide to App Development in C# — $199 value Xamarin Forms: Build Native...

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‘Pocket City’ Updated With Larger Map Options, iPhone XS Improvements, a New Structure, and More

Pocket City ($4.99) is a game we’ve covered multiple times and one that I’ve been super excited to play. When it finally released, I got addicted to it. It has satisfied my Cities: Skylines itch on iOS for a while now. It has been getting fixes and updates on a regular basis since launch optimising the game for newer and older devices in addition to new content. Today’s update is a big one with new content, UI improvements, more sandbox options, and a whole lot more. The biggest addition is the option for larger cities. The relaxing sandbox mode now has an option to play with everything unlocked but not unlimited cash. I’ve been wanting this since launch. The Zoo is a new structure that has its own quest. Higher level buildings now cost more. As with all updates, bug fixes and performance improvements are also implemented and while most games usually just mention these for filling up patch notes, Pocket City has been getting consistently better. The update is available for free on iOS and Android devices. Pocket City is available on iOS and Android right now and you can read our review for it here. If you’ve ever wanted a proper Sim City experience on mobile, this is it and much more for me. We featured it as our Game of the Week for a reason. Go...

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Here are the best OnePlus 6T accessories

The OnePlus 6T is the latest smartphone to be released from OnePlus and as usual, it is packed with lots of high-end features. It has a huge 6.41-inch display, an on-screen fingerprint sensor, and even throws in CDMA network support so it can work on Verizon Wireless.  Best of all, you can get this phone for as low as $529, and still have it include 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you want to get the OnePlus 6T, the chances are you may want to get some accessories to go along with the phone. We are talking about cases to protect the phone, headphones for listening to songs, podcasts and more from the OnePlus 6T, and even chargers and external batteries to keep the phone going after it runs down its battery. In this article, we offer our choices for the best accessories you can currently buy for the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus 6T Cases OnePlus sells its own series of cases for the new OnePlus 6T on its website. They include protective cases made of silicon and polycarbonate. Our favorites are the official bumper cases for the phone, which offer more protection from falls due to their thermoplastic polyurethane material. They also come in some cool design on the back, including woven nylon or kevlar fibers and one made of real wood. Buy at OnePlus In addition to the official cases,...

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