BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone launches as ‘most secure’

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When BlackBerry was flying high in its heyday, one of the benefits of the devices was how well they played with corporate IT environments, especially the heightened security requirements. Since then the company has tumbled, but recently has been trying to make a comeback on the back of Android powered devices. Today BlackBerry officially announced the launch of the new BlackBerry DTEK50, which the company describes as “the world’s most secure Android smartphone.” Read more

Moto Z & Moto Z Force review: Maybe be the DROID you’re looking for

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The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Lenovo’s first crack at the high-end smartphone market since acquiring Motorola, and they’ll likely be a make-or-break phone for Lenovo’s chance at being a big player in the premium U.S. market.

Both phones are touted as extremely high-end devices with unique modular accessories called Moto Mods, and both phones are exclusive to Verizon for now. It’s odd for an OEM to tackle a tough market by tying themselves to a single carrier right out of the bat, but it’s a strategy that worked for Motorola in the past.

Hit the break for our review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

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T-Mobile’s Binge On finally hits 100 available services

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Binge On launched about eight months ago, and since then it’s become one of T-Mobile’s staple features. John Legere is quick to promote and advertise the feature, and for good reason.

Most features like that are only as good as the services they offer, which is why it’s so important that T-Mobile get major players on board with the unlimited video streaming. Today Binge On has officially hit 100 partners, so it’s safe to say that getting video streaming sites to agree with T-Mobile has been pretty easy. Read more

Twitter live streaming expands to MLB, NHL and a nightly highlight show

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Twitter is known for the immediacy of the content that is available on the platform, a position that helps it maintain a certain level of uniqueness. Nevertheless, the company continues to explore ways to stay relevant in the battle for social media eyeballs. One way has been to increase the availability of live streaming content. Twitter announced a major step in that effort revealing today that they have signed deals to stream weekly out-of-market Major League Baseball (MLB) games and National Hockey League (NHL) games. In addition, 120 Sports will produce a nightly highlights show called “The Rally” that will stream live on Twitter. Read more

Cyanogen’s Kondik says company isn’t going anywhere

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Over this past weekend reports surfaced that Cyanogen Inc, the company that was spun off from the CyanogenMod operating system project, was going to stop work on the operating system and pivot to producing standalone apps. Characterizing those reports as a “circus of misinformation” Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik took to the CyanogenMod¬†blog to assure the world that work continues on the CyanogenMod operating system. Read more

PlayStation Vue ready for the NFL with new local, national channels

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All thirty-two teams in the National Football League (NFL) are launching training camps this week. Sony’s PlayStation Vue, which you can finally use with an Android device, is also preparing itself for the start of the 2016 NFL season. The live television streaming service is adding NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and a number of local CBS stations.

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You’ll be able to grab the OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold starting tomorrow

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When the OnePlus 3 launched last month, OnePlus showed off the phone both in graphite and gold color options. When the phone launched, however, we were only given the option to purchase the graphite model. Fans of the OnePlus 3 have been wondering when they would finally be able to get their hands on this allusive gold version, and it looks like we finally have an answer.

It will be launching on July 26.

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Huawei sales revenue up 40% thanks to strong smartphone sales

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Huawei joined several other companies in announcing financial results for their just completed accounting period and the news was good for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Huawei reported a 40% increase in sales revenue for the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, totaling CNY245.5 billion ($36.7B USD), on an operating margin of 12%. Read more