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Month: June 2019

Plan Picks: Sprint Flex Lease deals on the Pixel 3 XL and Galaxy S9

The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links. It’s Plan Picks time, but today it’s the latest Flex Lease deals from Sprint that caught our eye. We love the Flex Lease system. Sure you don’t actually own the phone, but you’re always sporting a hot new handset. Isn’t that the point? If you want to keep purchasing new smartphones which nosedive in value after 12 months, then go ahead. If you prefer to pay a fraction of the price to ensure you’re always in vogue, then read on. $300 off the Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL Looks good, right? And let’s be clear, that isn’t $300 off the retail value of the Pixel 3, it’s $300 off the normal Flex Lease price. You get it for only $16.63 per month. That’s essentially a half-price Flex Lease. To put it in more perspective, you’ll pay just $300 over 18 months to have an $800 handset. The same promotional savings are available on the Pixel 3 XL. You’ll only pay $22.04 per month, or less than $400 in total. Is the Flex Lease that simple? Almost. To unlock this bounty you need an 18-month lease and a new line of service, subject to approved credit. You also get the savings back in bill...

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This week in Android: Huawei back in action and Samsung device leaks

The big story this week was potentially the end of Huawei’s ongoing troubles with the U.S. government. At the G20 Summit in Osaka, Trump announced that Huawei will be able to work with American companies once again, which might signal the beginning of the end of Huawei’s blacklisted status. This is great news for the Chinese company that lost up to $30bn of revenue as a result of the ban, even though less than 1 percent of the Huawei P30 Pro uses American-made components. Samsung also made the news this week, but not by choice. Renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus leaked on Friday, complete with hole punch camera right in the middle of the display. To top things off, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 also leaked. We also released our review of the Motorola One Vision and a hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e tablet. We also gave our thoughts on the OnePlus 7 Pro camera, which OnePlus is keen to improve over time. Here are the top 10 Android stories of the week Motorola One Vision review: Challenging perceptions — Can the Motorola One Vision stand tall as the best cheap phone? Is Samsung’s new Android tablet the best you can buy right now? — The Super AMOLED display and software features make the Tab S5e the best Android tablet around. OnePlus...

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Minit tips, tricks, and coin locations: One minute to win it!

Got a minute? Then you should check out Minit — a quirky puzzle adventure game that is now available on Google Play and the App Store. Published by Devolver Digital, this top down Zelda-inspired indie hit was first released for PC and Xbox One and has been nominated for multiple awards since. Its minimalist 8-bit art style and innovative mechanics will quickly draw you in and challenge you. Minit doesn’t hold your hand or explain too much — you have to figure it out on your own. But as usual we are here to help! Without spoiling too much or giving you a full walkthrough, here are our Minit tips and tricks! Get Minit on Google Play Minit tips: The basics As you might have suspected from the name Minit, the game is played in 60-second intervals. This imbues Minit with a sense of urgency at first, but any progress you’ve made — puzzles solved or items collected, will remain as such. This gives you some time to explore your surroundings without rushing too much, especially in your initial playthrough. The only exception are enemies, which will respawn every cycle. Dying itself is a mechanic, however. If you don’t have time to go to your next location after finding an important item, you can press the reset button. You will then respawn at your house. There are three other...

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Coolpad Legacy review: A premium-like phone without the premium price

Let me set the scene. My wife uses the new iPhone XR while our son has the Samsung Galaxy S9. She’s fully aware that both are high-dollar phones jacking up our bill each month. Out of curiosity, I handed her a phone I was reviewing, the Coolpad Legacy. She saw how the Legacy unlocks with a face or finger. She watched me navigate through Android and loaded a few apps. I then asked how much she thought the phone would cost. At least $1,000, she said. When I revealed the Legacy’s sub-$200 price, she told me I was full of crap. Nope. The point here is that the sub-$200 phone market isn’t saturated with lackluster, bottom-of-the-barrel devices. The Coolpad Legacy is a good example of a premium-like smartphone sold at an extremely affordable price. You can get cool features like face recognition and fingerprint scanning without the associated premium cost. Let’s dig into Android Authority’s Coolpad Legacy review and see why this phone is a great prepaid option. About this review: I used the Coolpad Legacy for just over a week on T-Mobile’s network. Coolpad provided a review unit — model cp3705A — with Android 9 Pie and the May 1, 2019 security patch. Show More Coolpad Legacy review: The big picture The prepaid phone market ignited in the 1990s. It serves as an alternative to post-paid plans (contracts)...

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10 best legal free movie apps and free TV show apps for you budget streamers!

Video streaming is quickly becoming the norm. People pay for Netflix, Hulu, and similar services without thinking twice and cordcutting is a thing people do now. However, not everybody can afford hundreds of dollars of subscription services a year. We get that and so do many mobile apps. Movie buffs who want to watch stuff for free without reaching into the shady parts of the Internet have quite a few options. Here are the best legal free movie apps for Android! You can occasionally watch a free movie on YouTube, but it’s so rare that we don’t include it on this list. Related Articles 10 best video streaming apps and video streaming services for Android! Crackle Price: Free DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Sony’s Crackle is one of the most popular free movie apps on mobile. It boasts a bunch of hit titles, various TV shows, and a bunch of genres to choose from. It even has Nielson tracking software so you can be a part of the stats when it comes to popularity. The streaming quality itself definitely needs a lot of work. However, we expect it to improve over time. It’s popular, but it’s also not the best implementation of free video streaming on this list. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Crunchyroll, VRV, and Funimation Price: Free / $5.99+ per month DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Crunchyroll and Funimation are...

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