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July 4, 2021

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CNET

Best phones under $500 2021: iPhone SE, Pixel 4A, OnePlus and more

And despite their low prices, budget phones can be extremely advanced, packing features akin to premium phones, like great multi-lens cameras, fast processors, lots of internal storage and even 5G connectivity. Further, if you’re willing to buy an unlocked …

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CNET

Switching from Android to iPhone shows me what my friends really think

Now that I have FaceTime, I have friends who suddenly want to video call. Sarah Tew/CNET. When I chose to switch to iPhone from using an Android phone last month, I didn’t think it was going to matter very much. Over the last few years while using Android …

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CNET

For years, Apple sold itself as the anti-Microsoft. Now Windows 11 is the anti-Apple

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at it is the new streamlined design similar to smartphones and tablets powered by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Microsoft has also added features meant to help people navigate the new ways we’ve all learned to …

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CNET

Amazon’s new Reading Sidekick lets kids take turns reading books with Alexa

Amazon Echo smart speakers can now read along with your child’s favorite Kindle and print books. Alexa listens, corrects mistakes and occasionally repeats a passage to help kids learn. Dale Smith headshot.

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Forbes

Samsung’s 4th Of July Sale Can Save You Hundreds On Gadgets And Home Appliances

I’m a senior editor at Forbes and I write about all things tech. All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and editors. When …

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CNET

iOS 14.6 is draining people’s iPhone batteries. Here’s an easy fix

CNET sister site ZDNet suggests going to Settings > Battery and scrolling down to battery usage by app to see if any apps are the culprit. Several people on the Apple forums have noted that the Podcast app is consuming large amounts of power since updating …

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Times of San Diego

Qualcomm’s New CEO Aims to ‘Go Big’ in China, Develop Laptop Chips to Challenge Apple

Qualcomm Inc’s new chief thinks that by next year his company will have just the chip for laptop makers wondering how they can compete with Apple Inc., which last year introduced laptops using a custom-designed central processor chip that boasts longer …

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Kotaku

Dead By Daylight Just Hit Over 105k Concurrent Players On Steam

A scary, masked killer stands alone in the woods near a large fire. Image: Behaviour Interactive. Dead By Daylight is an online asymmetrical multiplayer game released back …

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Nintendo Life

Eek! The Physical Copy Of Monster Hunter Stories 2 Might Require A Download

On the front, it says “download required” and on the back, it’s mentioned how the game requires a download of at least 15GB. The eShop file size listing is 13.5GB.

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Nintendo Life

NetherRealm Ends DLC Support For Mortal Kombat 11 To Focus On “Next Project”

Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t the only fighting game winding down. It seems NetherRealm Studios will also be ending DLC support for its 2019 release Mortal Kombat 11. NetherRealms confirmed this over on Twitter, and also mentioned how it was now focused …

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