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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Galaxy Note8 falls to all-time low of $699.99 ($200 off) on eBay

We just posted a deal on the dual-SIM versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ yesterday, but now the Note8 has been discounted by the same seller. The current price of $699.99 makes this cheaper than both the S9 and S9+, and this is the lowest price we've ever seen for a dual-SIM Note8.

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Samsung Movie Maker to be discontinued after Android P update

Ever heard of Samsung Movie Maker? It's preinstalled on many Galaxy devices, but it's pretty well-hidden; it only shows up after you begin editing a video through the Gallery app. However, the service will soon be discontinued when Android P rolls around, so a few of you might have to find a new video editor on Android.

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Google Pay adds support for five new banks and credit unions in Taiwan and Australia

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[Deal Alert] Nest Cam IQ Indoor down to $219 ($80 off), Cam Outdoor to $169 ($30 off) at B&H

Nest's offerings are among the best in the business, but their MSRPs aren't very competitive. Luckily, both the Cam IQ Indoor and Cam Outdoor are being discounted by B&H. The Cam IQ Indoor is down to $219, making it the lowest price we've seen for it thus far, and the Cam Outdoor has fallen to $169.

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Android P feature spotlight: Apps built for Android 4.1 or lower may be blocked from running

While Apple regularly clears its store of apps not supporting the latest iPhone models or hardware architectures, Google has only recently started to lay out similar requirements for Android apps. In December, the company announced that Play Store apps would have to target an API level no more than 1 year older than the current codename release. In other words, after Android P comes out, all apps submitted to the Play Store would have to target for Android 8.0 Oreo or above.

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Weekend poll: Are you getting a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+?

Although there might have been a couple hiccups, Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are finally available for purchase in stores. The two phones might be more iterative than revolutionary, but they impressed us quite a lot in our review. So much so, in fact, that we gave the pair our Most Wanted superlative. David even recommended them over the Pixel 2 XL. So, with Samsung's latest flagships being worth it in our eyes, what do you think? Are you going to grab one?

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[Deal Alert] Pixel 2 XL now offered with $200 statement credit via Google Store Financing, free 18W charger

Until yesterday, Google had been offering anyone who purchased a Pixel 2 XL $100 in Google Store credit. But now, a new offer for the Pixel 2 XL has taken its place: a $200 statement credit when financed with Google Store Financing. A free 18W charger will be thrown in even if you don't choose to finance.

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[Deal Alert] Anker's new PowerWave 10W fast wireless chargers are up to 20% off with codes, other accessories are up to 25% off on Amazon

Wireless charging for smartphones endures, and Anker is pushing further into this playing field with its new line of PowerWave wireless chargers, which the company first announced at the 2018 Mobile World Congress and began selling a few days ago. If you own a phone with Qi-enabled fast wireless charging, Anker's coupon codes for its new wireless chargers sold on Amazon may be of interest. There are also a few other deals on Anker charging and car accessories.

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XFINITY Stream app gets fingerprint support for parental controls

Comcast's switch from XFINITY TV to XFINITY Stream about a year ago was met with lots of criticism for a number of reasons, and based on the latest Google Store reviews, users still aren't very happy. But here's something that might cheer you up: fingerprint authentication has been added for parental controls.

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Android 8.0 Oreo update released for Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8+

Hot on the heels of Big Red and John Legere and co, Sprint is now pushing the Android 8.0 Oreo / Samsung Experience 9.0 update to its versions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. That makes it the third major US carrier to do so, leaving only AT&T (and US Cellular, if you count that).

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