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An Israeli security researcher takes a good look at Samsung's Tizen, labels it the worst code he has ever seen

Android is a hulking beast as far as global user share is concerned — hell, it's the most-used operating system in the world, surpassing even Windows (in terms of internet usage). When Samsung announced that it was creating its own open-source alternative to Google's mobile OS, it was not really a surprise. We've had several upstarts over the years, like Sailfish, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, and so on, but all of them have failed in some form or another. There were a few people, however, who thought Sammy could be the one to unseat Google and Android with a mobile operating system that it called Tizen.

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[Update: Offer is live] Reminder: T-Mobile customers can get a free one-year subscription to MLB.TV on April 4

T-Mobile is breaking out quite a treat for its customers who are also baseball fans. On April 4, everyone's favorite magenta carrier is handing out free one-year subscriptions to MLB.TV, which is a $112.99 value, via the T-Mobile Tuesdays program.

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Google is retiring several Play Games features

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[Deal Alert] Save $5.50 on a dual-coil fast charging wireless stand from CHOETECH with our exclusive coupon code ($16.50 after coupon)

New Samsung S8 and LG G6 owners in search of a wireless charging stand, lend me your eyes. You really need to check out this deal. CHOETECH sent me a code to share with you all that slashes the price of their highly rated dual speed wireless charging stand by $5.50, dropping the price to $16.50. The two-coil design prevents finicky connections and it's fast charge compatible, checking off the boxes for the two most important features in a wireless charging stand.

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Amazon Cash lets you shop on Amazon without a debit or credit card.

Amazon has rolled out a new service today aimed at making it easier to shop online with cash. Well, indirectly. It's actually making it easier to turn your cash into Amazon money. Amazon Cash lets you transfer cash into your Amazon account, which can then be used to buy things from the retailer. No credit? No problem.

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Mech blasting twin-stick shooter Quantum Revenge is now available

If you are saying to yourself - "hey, I saw this game in the Roundup yesterday" - you would be correct. The thing is, I felt it was worth putting in its own post as it is a pretty enjoyable experience. To be precise, it offers solid twin-stick shooter gameplay that focuses on giant mechs in outer space. Akin to many mech-themed TV shows and movies it is pretty obvious where the game's inspiration comes from. So what do you say, shall we dive in and see all there is to enjoy?

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Nook 4.7 adds quote sharing, voice search, and several other improvements

I love reading — my house is filled with books that I obsessively collect. In the grand scheme of eBooks, I think that Amazon Kindle has won the battle, but Barnes & Noble still holds on. Frankly, I cheer for Nook mostly because most of my digital library is there from my Nook Color/Nook Tablet days. All of that aside, the Android app has received an update to v4.7 after close to eight months of silence.

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Twitter is testing an automatic night mode in the official app

We all know the pain of opening an app in a darkened room, only to be greeted by retina-searing brightness. Well, Twitter is experimenting with not being one of those apps. Some lucky users have an automatic night mode setting, which keeps the app darker from dusk till dawn.

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[Update: B&H too] Deal Alert: All colors of the LG Watch Style are $179 ($70-100 off) at Best Buy

Well that was quick. Just a month after the LG Watch Style went on sale, it's already being heavily marked down. Now you can get all colors of the LG Watch Style for just $179.99 - between $70 and $100 off the original price (depending on the model).

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[Update: Any notification can be compacted] Android O feature spotlight: Persistent notifications are more compact

I hate persistent notifications. I like dropping down my notification shade and seeing nothing there, otherwise I get very OCD and feel like there's something that requires my attention, but then I see there really isn't because it's just a persistent notification. Even if you don't mind these and even if these always get pushed to the bottom of the list, they can clutter up your notification drop-down and make it more difficult to manage.

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