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Tor-based "Briar" messaging app enters public beta

There are plenty of messenger applications with support for end-to-end-encryption, so only you and the person you're talking to can read the conversation. But Briar is a bit different - it uses the Tor network to send and receive messages. The app has now entered beta, and you can download it from the Play Store.

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There's a hack that might save your bootlooping Nexus 6P or 5X

The last generation of Nexuses (Nexus? Nexsi?) were unfortunately plagued with hardware problems. The Nexus 6P suffered from early shutdowns due to a faulty battery sensors, and the 5X had the famous bootloop bug (which my own 5X eventually fell victim to). The 6P suffered from bootloops as well, to an extent, but now there's a possible fix for the problem on both phones.

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ZeroLemon releases battery cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6

Battery life is an ever-present concern for smartphone owners, with many modern devices struggling to make it through an entire day for some people, especially after a few months of heavy use. That's where ZeroLemon comes in, a company that has made a name for itself with its almost comically large battery cases. Cumbersome they may be, but the cases are also really useful, providing precious extra juice at the same time as offering great protection. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or an LG G6 and are in the market for such a case, ZeroLemon has just released its latest products for those phones.

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OnePlus Launcher shows up again on the Play Store

Many manufacturers have uploaded their system apps to the Play Store, in order to send out updates without the need for a full system update. Earlier this month, OnePlus published its custom launcher to the Play Store, and users could even sign up for a beta program to try out new features first. For some reason, the listing was removed shortly after it went live.

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Huawei releases kernel source code for Honor 6X

The Honor 6X began receiving the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 update back in early May. It's been nearly three months since then, and Huawei has finally released this budget smartphone's kernel source code. You can now expect to see more development for the 6X in the near future.

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Telegram 4.2 brings self-destructing media, profile bios, and more

I think by now that all of you should know how much I like Telegram and respect it as a platform. It's my messaging service of choice (though there are a few stragglers in my contacts list that still use SMS or Hangouts). Today brings the app to v4.2, which has a few new features worth noting.

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Galaxy S8 Active images and details leak, show off familiar design and 4000mAh battery

For four years now, Samsung has released an "Active" variant of its flagship Galaxy S devices, starting with the Galaxy S4 Active. They've all carried the same basic formula, adding a durable body, MIL-STD certification, and a larger battery to the phones they've been based on. Now, pictures and some details of the Galaxy S8 Active have leaked online, revealing that the phone doesn't stray too far from the family tree.

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[Deal Alert] 51 movies are on sale at Google Play for Comic-con

The annual San Diego Comic-Con is going on right now, with plenty of trailers and information for upcoming movies/TV shows being released at the event. To celebrate, Google Play Movies has a whopping 51 films on sale (as long as you're in the US or Canada). They mostly consist of superhero/comic movies, but there are a few other popular titles included.

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Google Maps' Timeline feature now recognizes skiing

Google Map's Timeline feature is equal parts awesome and creepy. Located in the side menu of the Google Maps app, it shows all the locations you have visited on a given day, complete with what mode of transportation you used and (in some cases) the pictures you took at each location. The app can recognize walking, biking, driving, and now skiing.

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[Deal Alert] LeEco's Le Pro3 is $214 today from Amazon's Gold Box ($136 off)

It's quite the day for deals, which is always fun. This one is from Amazon's Gold Box daily sales. You can grab a LeEco Le Pro3 for just $214, which means that you can save $135.99 off of the original MSRP. That's a pretty good steal, all things considered.

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