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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition won't be "available everywhere"

Over the weekend, OnePlus showcased a new edition of its 5T flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 5T Star Wars, seen in the video above. Designed in collaboration with Lucasfilm (owned by Disney), this is an official Star Wars phone, featuring the franchise’s famous logo on the back, and Star Wars-themed …

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BlackBerry to Pay Nokia $137 Million to Settle Dispute

BlackBerry today said it has agreed to pay Nokia a fee of $137 million over payments due for licensing certain patented technology. The decision was reached in the International Court of Arbitration and is binding. This particular disagreement did not pertain to allegations of patent infringement, though BlackBerry is pursuing …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay and Bug Fixes

Apple today released iOS 11.2 to the public. The main feature introduced in iOS 11.2 is Apple Pay Cash, which lets iPhone owners send funds directly to one another via Apple Pay. The funds can be sent from any credit or debit card associated with the sender’s Apple Pay account. …

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Google Assistant Gains Local Contractor Smarts

Google says an update to the Google Assistant app for Android and iOS will let people perform searches for more local information, businesses, and service providers. For example, people can say “Ok Google, find me a plumber” to their device, the app will ask some follow-up questions, and then supply …

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Google Maps and Google Home Updated for iPhone X

Google today delivered updates to its Google Maps and Google Home applications for the iPhone X. Both apps have been adjusted to account for the iPhone X’s taller screen aspect ratio. The updated apps also resolve some bugs and other performance issues. Google has now updated the majority of its …

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Google Releases Final Android 8.1 Beta to Developers

Google today made the second and final developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo available to app writers and beta testers. The refreshed beta represents the OS is final form according to Google, though some bugs remain. Notably, Android 8.1 unlocks the Pixel Visual Core on the Pixel 2 and Pixel …

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