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Grab three Nest Audio speakers for less than the price of two with this bundle deal

Grab three Nest Audio speakers for less than the price of two with this bundle deal

Smart speakers continue to be one of the biggest trends in tech today, and Google's newest release is its best yet. A solid replacement for the Google Home Max, the Nest Audio is already a total steal at its usual price of $99. If you've been looking to upgrade your home listening experience on the cheap, AT&T has these speakers marked down to just $56 each when you buy three at once, the best deal we've seen yet.

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Samsung's April security patches are reaching more US carrier models — here's which phones have it so far

Samsung's April security patches are reaching more US carrier models — here's which phones have it so far

Samsung’s been on a roll lately, delivering critical security updates consistently month after month. We've closely tracked the company’s performance in this area, and it hasn’t disappointed. With April already here, this month’s Android security patches are now reaching Samsung phones in the US, with several older Galaxy flagships joining the list more recently.

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T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have reportedly killed their RCS joint venture

T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have reportedly killed their RCS joint venture

Long, long ago, in the far-off year 2019, the four (at the time) US carriers came together to announce a single partnership. They would work together on a new Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative, or CCMI, that promised interoperability for an RCS Universal Profile-based messaging standard. Originally set to be launched in 2020, we hadn't heard very much about it for some time. According to a new report, there's a good reason for that: The CCMI is dead.

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Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

Samsung kickstarted its February 2021 patch rollout a bit early this time, with the European Galaxy S20 line being the first recipient. Now, these latest Android security updates are spreading to the US, starting with the unlocked Galaxy S20 models and the Note20 Ultra, and more recently followed by a couple of older and budget devices on AT&T and Verizon.

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Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra: Best deals, pricing, trade-in values, and availability

Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra: Best deals, pricing, trade-in values, and availability

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 series is now shipping to buyers, and just like last year, there are three models to choose from. Even though all of them — the S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra — are cheaper than their S20 counterparts, they can still cost you up to $1,200. Finding the best deal possible could save you hundreds of dollars.

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Cricket starts winding down 3G network, presenting a big problem for BYOD customers

Cricket starts winding down 3G network, presenting a big problem for BYOD customers

If you're still using an old, non-LTE-capable phone on Cricket, we have bad news: the company will be shutting down its 3G UMTS networks in February 2022. Additionally, customers will no longer be able to activate their unsupported devices on Cricket starting January 19th, which is only a few days away. Because of the way Cricket handles BYOD phones, this is a real problem.

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Samsung December patch now reaching Tab S6, Tab S4, and S8 Active

Samsung December patch now reaching Tab S6, Tab S4, and S8 Active

A bunch of Galaxy phone users got a bit of a head start on the December 2020 security patch when Samsung released the update two weeks ahead of schedule. While that update was meant for some international beta users testing out One UI 3.0, Samsung kick-started the stable rollout of the latest patch in the US at the beginning of the month. The first device to get bumped to the December 2020 level was Verizon’s Galaxy S20 FE, most recently followed by the Tab S6, Tab S4, and the S8 Active.

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The AT&T Galaxy S20 and Note20 series are receiving Android 11

The AT&T Galaxy S20 and Note20 series are receiving Android 11

The Verizon and the T-Mobile Galaxy S20 variants are already receiving Android 11 (though the rollout has been halted for the latter), and now the AT&T S20 and Note20 series are joining their siblings. The OTA update weighs a hefty 2.5GB and packs the latest tweaks to Android and One UI, which has reached version 3.0 with this update.

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Sony's $1 billion acquisition of Crunchyroll is now official

Sony's $1 billion acquisition of Crunchyroll is now official

Sony may not be great at selling smartphones, but it has been doing a pretty fine job of acquiring anime streaming companies. It bought Funimation in 2017, and now it looks like another deal might be closing soon that would bring Crunchyroll into the Sony stable at a price approaching one billion dollars.

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The Verizon Galaxy Z Fold2 receives Samsung’s November security patch

The Verizon Galaxy Z Fold2 receives Samsung’s November security patch

The November security patch is slowly coming to more carrier-locked Samsung phones while handsets around the world have already started getting the update in October. This time around, the Verizon Galaxy Note20 series and the AT&T Galaxy Fold were the first carrier-locked devices in line to receive the patch, most recently followed by the Verizon Galaxy Z Fold2.

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