OnePlus 8T Review: One of the Best Phones You Shouldn’t Buy

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OnePlus 8T Review: One of the best phones you shouldn’t buy

“The OnePlus 8T is a great smartphone — great software, speedy, and a decent camera. Except at $749, the competition around it is too strong for it to be a hearty recommendation.”

  • Superfast charging
  • One day’s use after 15 minutes charge
  • Clean, fast, and up-to-date software
  • Attractive photos from the camera
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP water-resistance rating

The unassuming OnePlus 8 has been replaced by the OnePlus 8T. Wait, you don’t remember the OnePlus 8? That’s not surprising, as the phone was a safe, sensible choice that had absolutely no standout features, making it entirely forgettable. The OnePlus 8T also makes you forget, but this time it makes you forget about charging, because its big new feature completely removes any worry about making sure you have a fully charged phone each morning.

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Verizon’s iPhone 12 deals include free phones for switchers, upgrade discounts

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Verizon is offering iPhone 12 discount if you meet the right criteria. 


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Looking for the new iPhone 12 on Verizon? The carrier has some deals if you meet the right criteria. 

Fresh off of the announcement that it has turned on its new 5G nationwide network, the nation’s largest carrier on Tuesday announced its deals for Apple’s latest iPhones. As with prior years, those who are switching to Verizon will be able to get an iPhone 12 for free when they trade-in “select” phones and sign up for either a Do More, Play More or Get More unlimited plan. 


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Those who already have Verizon will be able to get the iPhone 12 for as low as $15

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COVID-19 survives on phones, money for 28 days in lab setting: Study

  • Research from Australia’s national science agency suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive on smooth surfaces for 28 days at room temperature.
  • The study tested the virus on glass mobile phone screens, plastic and paper banknotes, and stainless steel.
  • Researchers kept these surfaces in the dark during the study. UV light has been shown to kill COVID-19.
  • Previous studies have suggested the virus lingers on these surfaces for seven days or less.
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The COVID-19 virus can survive on phone screens for 28 days under laboratory conditions, longer than previously thought, new research from the Australian government’s science agency has found. 

Researchers tested the virus on smooth surfaces such as glass phone screens and paper banknotes. They kept them in the dark at room temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

They found the virus could survive for just under a month in

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Half-price phones, easy exchanges, and hassle-free service make Flipkart THE destination for all your smartphone needs



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It’s October a.k.a Techtober, and you know what that means! Not friends, not family, not even Diwali — which is just around the corner. No, October means smartphones!

October hasn’t been dubbed Techtober without reason. It’s also the month for epic sales, like Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale, which will be kicking off on the 16th of this month.

The stage is set. The year is drawing to a close. Everyone’s in a celebratory mood. New smartphones are launching left and right, and we have an itch to upgrade to that brand-new phone that just popped up on Flipkart Big Billion Days. Sadly, with phones getting more and

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The best smartphone deals we expect on Amazon Prime Day 2020, and how to shop for unlocked phones

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You’re not the only one to notice that high-end smartphones have been getting incredibly pricey over the last couple years. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is just two days away, and we usually see excellent discounts on great smartphones during the deal event.

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Indeed, no one should be paying full price for a smartphone these days when opportunities like Prime Day can shave off some of the price tag. And if Prime Day 2020 doesn’t offer a deal on a phone you like, rest assured that you can probably find a deal somewhere else throughout the year.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime member yet and you’re interested in checking it out, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial with full benefits before

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New Nationwide Program Offering Phones to Millions of Low-Income Americans

Millions of Americans on low-income, including those receiving unemployment benefits amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, may qualify to receive a free smartphone, in addition to free cell service, under a new government partnership with TruConnect, a nationwide wireless service provider.

TruConnect has partnered with Lifeline, a government program offering affordable wireless service to low-income customers launched by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, which most Americans don’t know about, according to the co-founder and chief executive officer of TruConnect, Matthew Johnson.

TruConnect’s free service includes “talk, text, and 3GB of data each month plus free international calling to select countries. You may even qualify for a free 5″ LTE Android smartphone,” the company website states.

Johnson told California’s KTLA: “Currently, there are roughly 30 to 40 million people who don’t have access to high-speed internet and that’s only increased recently with the issues due to COVID-19.

“Across the U.S., the

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Will iPhone 12 have Touch ID so we can unlock our phones with masks on? Probably not

Apple’s new iPad Air integrates Touch ID into a button on the side of the iPad.


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One of the best new Apple features introduced during our unusual times may not appear in the iPhone 12. It may not arrive on any iPhone until next year — if at all. Apple’s new iPad Air, unveiled in mid-September and hitting the market later this month, relocates Touch ID to a button on the edge of the device. The company’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup should do something similar, giving users an option between unlocking their iPhone using their face or unlocking it with their fingerprint as the world combats the coronavirus pandemic

Apple’s updated $599 (£579, AU$899) iPad Air integrates Touch ID into the power button on top of the tablet.

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Huawei’s Ambitious Alternative To Google May Be Coming For These Huawei & Honor Phones

Huawei’s own operating system, Harmony OS, is almost upon us and it is now clear which phones will run it.

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Huawei is about to unveil its latest flagship phones, the Mate 40 Series. The four phones in the series will, like the most recent handsets from the company, launch with open-source Android but without Google Mobile Services such as Gmail, Google Play Store and Google Maps, because of the ongoing issues between the company and the U.S. Government.

These issues prevent American companies, such as Google, from having

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Google Expands Smartphone Presence With New Pixel Phones

Alphabet’s GOOGL division Google is firing on all cylinders to expand presence in the world of electronic gadgets, backed by innovative skills and advanced technologies.

Google’s unveiling of the latest Pixel smartphones, Pixel 4a and Pixel 5, has intensified competition in the smartphone space. Both the models have 5G capabilities.

The latest move is in line with the company’s persistent focus on expansion of the portfolio of smartphones that comprises Pixel phones. The latest to join the queue is Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

Priced at $499, Pixel 4a comes with ultrawide lens, 6.2-inch Full HD and OLED display, 3.5mm headphone jack and a Snapdragon 765G processor. The Pixel 4a offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with 612MP dual pixel and 16MP ultrawide rear camera.

On the contrary, Pixel 5 comes in a 100% recycled aluminum body and is priced at $699. It offers 8GB

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The new trick to know when your phone’s camera or mic is being used

At dinner, I mentioned that I would like to go hiking in Patagonia. I never searched for these trips or anything like it. Yet, an hour later, I started getting ads on my phone about hiking adventures in Patagonia.

While there’s been no concrete evidence that your device’s microphone is always listening, many Americans believe apps and sites routinely collect their voice data and use it for marketing purposes. Your smart speaker with its virtual assistant is always listening. On my site, you’ll find the exact steps to disable the camera and microphone in your digital life from your Amazon Echo to Facebook.

Your smart TV is smart because it’s also collected valuable data on your use. Tracking happens on the pixel level that can identify every ad,

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