Samsung had a few taunts of its own after Apple’s iPhone 6s, iPad Pro event last night

Leading up to Apple’s eagerly anticipated keynote presentation last night, Sony had a jab prepared for the iPhone-makers before they unveiled the iPhone 6s, Apple TV and iPad Pro. It seems, however, Sony wasn’t the only manufacturer attempting to rain on Apple’s parade. Arguably Apple’s biggest competitor, Samsung had a few of its own jibes to share with us and took to its UK Twitter handle to publish them…

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Google just published two YouTube clips to get you started with your new Pixel, even for iPhone switchers [Video]

It is no secret that Google’s commitment to the Pixel is serious. By now, virtually everyone will have at least heard of the smartphone “Made by Google” (in big cities, leastwise), but that obviously doesn’t mean that the company is stopping to push the device, and the two videos just uploaded by them on YouTube are here to prove as much…

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Xiaomi launches Mi 5s/Plus as low-cost alternative to iPhone 7/Plus, China-only for now

Xiaomi has announced a high-end version of its popular Mi 5 smartphone, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. The new models are very much geared to going head-to-head with Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with very similar specs and form-factor. We first heard it was on the way back in June.

The Mi 5s offers a 12MP camera using a Sony 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor for the same large pixels we’ve already seen on the Nexus 6P and HTC 10. There’s a wide aperture f/2 lens, and a dual-tone flash for more accurate colors for both outdoor and indoor shots. Video is 4K at 60fps. The Mi5s Plus goes one better with a dual-camera setup similar to that used by Huawei and Apple, though Xiaomi has opted for a combination of color and black-and-white sensors rather than a wide-angle and telephoto lens.

The most advanced new feature is an ultrasonic fingerprint reader embedded into the display …

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point.

Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by newer flagship devices from Samsung and LG…

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Android Wear on iPhone unofficially works with Moto 360, LG G Watch R, others

After a quick factory reset of my LG G Watch R, it seems that Android Wear isn’t restricted to newer Android Wear devices as Google seemed to suggest this morning. Following the announcement that Android Wear support is coming to iOS today, many — myself included — complained that Google was seemingly restricting the new feature to the most recent devices. That doesn’t seem to be the case, as several Android Wear users around the web are reporting… more…

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are beating the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in US sales

2016 seems to be doing all sorts of good to Samsung. Its pair of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, are receiving accolades from both the specialized press (including us) and customers, and the momentum will probably be kept up come the Galaxy Note 7, a little over a month from now.

Consumers in particular seem to be really happy with Samsung’s recent output, so much so that its sales are soaring arguably beyond expectations…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,600, iPhone SE Cases $3, Dash Cam w/ 32GB microSD card $100, more

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Outfit your new iPhone SE or iPad Pro with one of these stylish cases from just shipped

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Vantrue 2K 2.7-Inch LCD Dashboard Cam w/ DVR + 32GB microSD card 0 shipped (Orig. 0), more

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Best Buy hands Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro its first significant discount, 128GB model now 0

Apple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB (2015): 9.99 shipped (Orig. ,299)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (newest model): 0 shipped (Reg. 9)

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App Store Free App of the Week: King Rabbit goes free for the first time (Reg. )

Adventure/platformer Swordigo goes free on iOS for the first time in over a year (Reg. )

Call of Duty iOS titles matching all-time lows: Strike Team (Reg. ), Zombies (Reg. ), more

Grand Theft Auto iOS Sale: Liberty City Stories , China Town Wars , San Andreas , more

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LifeProof FRĒ Waterproof Case for iPhone 6 (Various Colors) shipped (Reg. )

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Canvas Messenger Bags for MacBooks (up to 15-inches) in a variety of styles/colors from Prime shipped (Reg. +)

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Roundup: The best power strips w/ USB ports to quickly (and safely!) charge all of your devices

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Black + Decker launches app-connected Bluetooth batteries w/ USB port

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Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion (newest) ,899 shipped (Reg. ,999), MacBook deals, more

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Amazon’s taking up to 40% off everything you need for rock solid Wi-Fi at home & on the road

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LifeProof FRĒ Waterproof Case for iPhone 6 (Various Colors) shipped (Reg. )

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Best Buy hands Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro its first significant discount, 128GB model now 0

Apple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB (2015): 9.99 shipped (Orig. ,299)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB (newest model): 0 shipped (Reg. 9)

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iTunes Gift Card for .50 shipped – save 15% on games, apps, subscriptions, more

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App Store Free App of the Week: King Rabbit goes free for the first time (Reg. )

Adventure/platformer Swordigo goes free on iOS for the first time in over a year (Reg. )

Call of Duty iOS titles matching all-time lows: Strike Team (Reg. ), Zombies (Reg. ), more

Grand Theft Auto iOS Sale: Liberty City Stories , China Town Wars , San Andreas , more

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Roundup: The best power strips w/ USB ports to quickly (and safely!) charge all of your devices

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Keep the Wi-Fi running during power outages w/ this APC UPS System + USB Power Supply: shipped (Reg. 0+)

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Get Nomad’s premium Italian leather Apple Watch Strap for just 0 shipped (Reg. 0)

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The 2016 Roku Streaming Stick receives its first discount: Prime shipped (Reg. )

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Garmin’s new vívosmart HR+ opts for GPS-tracking and heart rate monitoring over battery life