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  • Android Central Android 2 weeks 4 days ago
    • Be an active part of the Honor/Huawei community and earn some great prizes for your participation!
    • Some prizes are really hard to win — ever tried to win one of those arcade claw games? — and others are mercifully easy.
    • This year, Huawei and Honor want to make it super easy to win a great set of prizes just for participating in the Android Central community!
    • Here's how it works: each month, we're going to select three winners from the Android Central community based on engagement with the Huawei / Honor forums.
    • Doesn't matter if it's the Honor 8 or Huawei Mate 9 — if you're active in the community, you're entered to win.
  • Android Central Android 3 weeks 4 days ago
    • Now that Android Oreo is available, Pixel and Nexus owners are clamoring to get the latest updates as soon as possible.
    • If there's a single reason for consumers to buy a Nexus or Pixel device, it's this: the newest software first.
    • For the following process, all you will need is the adb and fastboot files which are located in the Platform Tools folder.
    • Now use the volume down button twice until you have scrolled to Recovery mode, and press the power button to select it.
    • Next hold down the power button and press the volume up button, and you will be in recovery mode.
  • Android Central Android 3 weeks 4 days ago
    • What are the best horror games for VR? You either love them or hate them, but one thing has become apparent: horror games in VR are an entirely new experience.
    • We've rounded up the best VR horror games available right now that will scare you real good.
    • Alien: Isolation (about $50) didn't start out as a VR game, but it's now clear that it is a game best experienced through dual lenses.
    • Fans of the original Affected for Rift DK2 wouldn't let a best horror games list go by without Affected — The Manor (about $3.
    • See at PlayStation VR See at Oculus See at Steam Which horror games have you been playing in VR? Let us know in the comments section below!
  • Macworld 3 weeks 5 days ago
    • Apple is continuing its iPhone Upgrade Program for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, but there are some changes to the way you sign up for the program this year.
    • You can enroll in the iPhone Upgrade Program during checkout when you’re preordering your iPhone, or when you’re purchasing your iPhone in an Apple store.
    • If you are an existing member of the iPhone Upgrade Program and have an iPhone to switch out, you have two ways to return it.
    • Once you’ve made your 24 payments on a single device, your iPhone Upgrade Program contract is complete.
    • For even more on the iPhone Upgrade Program, check out Apple’s complete FAQs:
  • Android Central Android 1 month 2 days ago
    • Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
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    • Right now, Windows Central Digital Offers has a deal on a lifetime subscription to Serpstat, a cloudbased SEO platform that's exactly the answer to your automation woes.
    • Serpstat can give you a list of the best keywords, can compare keywords with the competition, find keyword variations, analyze trends, and figure out what will work best to grow your traffic.
  • Android Central Android 1 month 1 week ago
    • Android TV vs. tvOS! Sandwiched between the new Apple Watch and iPhone announcement, Apple announced the latest version of its streaming box, the Apple TV 4K. It's a big improvement over the current generation of Apple TV boxes — but how does it stack up against the reigning king of Android TV, the NVIDIA Shield TV? Let's take a look!
    • But beyond the upgraded processor, how does the Apple TV 4K stack up to the NVIDIA Shield Pro's impressive specs?
    • The Shield TV Pro includes two USBA ports on the back that can be used to connect or charge accessories.
    • Otherwise, Android TV lets you do more overall with better customization for how you consume your — and there's no better Android TV box than the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro.
    • The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro is priced at $299, while the 16GB standard NVIDIA Shield TV box is still a whopping $199.
  • Macworld 1 month 1 week ago
    • You can learn more by taking a look at our favorite High Sierra features listed below.
    • Apple makes its operating systems free, so macOS High Sierra is a free upgrade for users who have macOS Sierra installed.
    • If you have macOS Sierra (the current macOS version), you can upgrade straight to High Sierra without doing any other software installations.
    • Check the Mac App Store on a regular basis to install updates on apps you have bought there. (To do this in the Mac App Store app, click on the Updates tab.
    • How do I install macOS High Sierra?
  • Android Central Android 1 month 1 week ago
    • Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are fantastic.
    • Here's everything you need to know about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. With almost a year in the rearview mirror, the original Pixel and Pixel XL are about to hand off the torch to their successors.
    • The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be announced on October 4!
    • They will get the newest version of Android Oreo, expected to be version 8.1, right alongside the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.
    • The new Pixel and Pixel XL are of course not Nexus phones by brand, but they clearly carry on the legacy of the line.
  • Android Central Android 1 month 1 week ago
    • Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2 at a media event in Beijing, with the phone featuring topoftheline specs coupled with an evocative design that sees minimal bezels at the top.
    • The Mi Mix 2 has a 2160 x 1080 FHD+ panel with virtually no borders, with the camera sensor located on the bottom bezel.
    • The phone is powered by the 10nm Snapdragon 835, and the standard model offers 6GB of RAM along with storage options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. This time around, Xiaomi is adding global LTE bands, making the Mi Mix 2 compatible with networks around the world.
    • The allceramic version of the Mi Mix 2 has dimensions of 150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7mm, and the weight is marginally higher at 187g.
    • Would you be interested in picking up the Mi Mix 2?
  • Macworld 1 month 3 weeks ago
    • The upcoming iPhone X will use Face ID, technology that unlocks your iPhone X by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face.
    • Instead of one or more fingerprints, as with Touch ID, Face ID relies on the unique characteristics of your face.
    • Will you have to tap a Face ID icon to engage, or can it kick in automatically?
    • Third parties will also have access to facial mapping, but not at the level Apple uses for facial recognition.
    • You have several options: In several cases, you have to use a passcode (these parameters also apply with Touch ID):