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Apple still hasn't approved Steam Link for iOS.
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Xbox Live is finally available on iOS and Android

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This could be a game changer. Literally.
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Microsoft’s Xbox Live network is officially making its way onto iOS and Android.

The company revealed today that it is launching a new SDK that will allow mobile developers to add Xbox Live functionality to their games, giving gamers the ability to score achievements on the go.

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I wanted a Galaxy S10, but I'm stuck with iPhone.
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iPhone crushes Androids on resale value

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iPhones cost a bit more to buy but they are worth a lot more later on.
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Although Apple makes some of the most expensive smartphones, these devices also depreciate in value far less than their rivals.

In other words, iPhones cost more to buy but much less to use.

This ridiculous bendable smartphone doubles as a watch

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The Nubia Alpha looks even uglier in real life.
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Bendable displays are all the rage at MWC 2019 and one company took the idea to the extreme with a new phone that wraps around your wrist.

Nubia revealed its Alpha Wearable Smartphone that blurs the line between smartphone and watch. Wearing a giant computer on your wrist seems like it’d be annoying and impractical. Nubia’s weird creation is an interesting idea but it looks more like the Infinity Gauntlet than a watch.

Looks at this ugly thing in action:

How to finally get iMessages on Android

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AirMessage bridges the gap between iMessage and Android.
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Android lovers can finally bust out of the green bubble life without owning an iPhone.

Thanks to a new app that brings iMessage to Android, you can now enjoy one of Apple’s best features even if you don’t have an iOS device. It’s not a perfect solution and you’ll need a Mac but it’s better than any of the other workarounds we’ve seen.

Best of all, it’s totally free!

Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone: Samsung gives us so many reasons to switch

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Can Samsung's top-rated camera system convince you to switch?
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Samsung just delivered a keynote packed with new devices, including an all-new Galaxy S10 lineup and the exciting Galaxy Flex, its first foldable smartphone. But are any of them worth considering for an iPhone fan?

We’ve compared all four of Samsung’s new devices with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR to see how they stack up. Whether you want the best display, cameras, security, or performance, we can help you choose the right phone for you.

Android phones might finally catch up to Apple’s Face ID

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The company that sells Apple a critical component for Face ID expects to have more customers this year.
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iPhone’s multi-year lead in facial recognition could finally be nearing its end, as one of the third-party suppliers for the hardware in Face ID says it expects to start selling its 3D sensors to more companies this year.