How to use Themes on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are great phones, possibly some of the best Samsung has put out yet. We’ve got coverage for just about every aspect of the smartphone. We’ve got almost everything there is, whether you’re looking to find out how to operate the Always On display or even disable the Edge features on the Galaxy S7 Edge. There’s plenty more to it still, but what thing many don’t know or think about is the plenty of customization options the smartphone has.

You can customize your phone with your favorite launchers, icon packs, wallpapers, and so on, but one thing you may not know is that Samsung has a custom theme engine to theme your smartphone to your liking. And we’re going to show you how to do just that: customize your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with Samsung’s theme engine. We’ve got the full guide on how to do that below, as well as some pros and cons of using it.

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Honor 5X review: A budget-friendly handset with a premium mindset

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Besides launching handsets such as the P9 and P9 Plus that are aimed squarely at the premium segment, Huawei (pronounced “Wah-Way“)  also has a sub-brand called Honor offering smartphones at reasonable prices without too many compromises. The Honor 5X is its latest budget-friendly smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a first-rate fingerprint scanner, and a premium, metallic finish for $199 in the U.S. and £189/€229 in Europe.

Hit the break for the full review.

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Google expanding beyond the computer screen to your TV screen

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At the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Google’s president of global partnerships Daniel Alegre spoke at the closing general session about steps Google is taking to increase their involvement with the TV industry. This includes improvements to help viewers find shows they want to watch, changes to the DoubleClick ad platform to make it an effective option for TV, and even a little bit of help for content creators. Read more

[Deal] Get a Nekteck clear case for your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge for $3

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Two very premium materials make up the exterior of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge — metal and glass. While those look and feel good in the hand, they’re very susceptible to damage if dropped. That’s why it’s a great idea to buy a case and secure your phone; however, people out there just don’t like covering up a $700 device with a case. For them, there are clear cases.

Right now, Nekteck’s clear cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 are available for less than $5.

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Verizon has another big quarter in latest financial report

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Despite all the balls rolling around on your TV screen and the acrimony flying around between U.S. carriers, Verizon continued to solidify its position in the wireless market with continued strong, positive financial results during the first quarter of 2016. In their earnings report released today, Verizon indicated they added 640,000 retail postpaid subscriptions despite the first quarter usually being low volume. This bumped Verizon up to over 112 million connections which was a 3.7 percent year-over-year increase.  Read more

Using the always-on display on the LG G5

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Like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the LG G5 comes with an always-on display. This phone’s approach to the always-on display is much more useful because it displays icons for the apps that are pushing notifications to you. Rather than just seeing the date and time, LG wants G5 owners to get deeper information. It’s not quite like Motorola’s Moto Display on the Moto X Pure Edition, but it’s a step above Samsung’s boring always-on display.

Hit the break to see how LG’s always-on display works on the G5.

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