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The Galaxy S8 and plus-sized S8+ are absolutely brilliant smartphones. They're not without their flaws, but in everything from industrial design to internal hardware to software refinement, Samsung has knocked this one out of the park.

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It's no secret that learning even the basics behind mobile app development can skyrocket your hiring and earning potential, but many of us are turned off by the thought of sinking more time and money into a formal coding education. Fortunately, there's another way to build up your coding chops, and it won't break the bank. Name your price, and you can catalsze your mobile dev education with the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Android Development Bundle.

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Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, getting an email or a weather forecast popping up on a smartphone felt like magic — but now the technological novelty of these alerts has worn off. We're growing sick of the constant interruptions. Mobile notifications are undoubtedly useful, but you need to make them smart.

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It's hard to stand out in the smartphone world, especially if your phone doesn't do anything unique. LG knows this and has never shied away from trying new ideas. It was one of the first companies to make use of curved screens, and last year, it released an insane smartphone with a "magic slot" that let you plug in accessories, including a camera and a speaker. The phone was a disaster. It was poorly reviewed, and few people bought it. This year, LG is hitting the reset button with the G6, a modern flagship with all the essentials and not much else.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally been officially introduced to the world, after a long series of leaks. Now that we know what it looks like and what its vital statistics are, here's what it's like to actually use.

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The brand new Samsung Galaxy S8, just introduced to the world at Unpacked in New York, is Samsung's best phone ever. It's the most powerful, with an innovative screen and a design that's incredibly refined. It has Bixby, a voice agent that wants to be just as useful and integral to your phone as touch already is. It has a new motion-sensitive Gear VR headset and works with a new high-resolution Gear 360 camera.

At the same time, there's no one standout feature or gimmick with the new phone from the world's largest phone maker that makes you go wow — after travelling the rocky road paved by the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is concentrating on getting the basics right with the S8 and larger S8+.

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Your existence is scattered across the internet. You likely have accounts at forums you haven't been to in a decade, and social media services so bereft of users they resemble graveyards. And each and every one of those accounts is a potential avenue into your private life for a hacker. So you need to secure them.

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When did mid-range phones get good? When did they get waterproof, with good cameras, great battery life, and design that looks just about as high-end as anything else you can buy?

In so many different ways, the Galaxy A5 and A7 are a cheaper and more restrained version of Samsung's own chart-topping Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from last year.