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Razer Phone 2 Already In the Works, Bundled With Project Linda and Coming at IFA 2018

By Radu Iorga

Back at CES 2018 Razer came out with the Project Linda initiative, a laptop dock especially designed for the Razer Phone. It expands its battery life and screen estate, plus adds a bigger keyboard and bigger screen obviously. Today the first details about Razer Phone 2 have surfaced and once again they have to do with the Project Linda.

Sources are saying that the finalized Project Linda could be coming at IFA 2018, with the Razer Phone 2 generation. The name Razer Phone 2 is still pending and the sources claim that the debut will take place in September. The source doesn’t have specs, but they do have some interesting details. Project Linda and Razer Phone 2 may debut as a bundle.

For those of you not sure what Project Linda is, we’re talking about an Android laptop, a dock for the phone with some extras. It seems that this project is actually not 100% ready for prime time and the Razer execs will decide about over the next few days. CEO Min-Liang Tan replied to Marques Brownlee on Twitter recently suggesting that the device will happen.

Since Razer Phone is a gaming phone, we expect the second model to sport an even better CPU, probably the Snapdragon 845 and move on to even higher RAM and storage quantities. The Project Linda itself could be upgraded, with improved battery life, higher resolution, ergonomic and backlit keyboard, plus powerful speakers (even though the Razer Phone itself has powerful ones).

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

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Apple will give users the option to control their own battery’s destiny

By Valentina Palladino

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Apple announced big economic plans yesterday, but CEO Tim Cook also touched upon what the company will do in the future to address the grievances brought by users about its recent iPhone performance-slowing controversy. In an interview with ABC News, Cook said that new software updates will allow users with older iPhones to turn off the power management feature that intentionally slows down device performance.

“We will tell someone we’re reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart,” Cook said. “And if you don’t want it, you can turn it off.”

Cook’s disclaimer is that Apple doesn’t recommend turning off this feature, as the company initially came out with it to stop unexpected shut-downs. At the end of 2017, Apple admitted to intentionally slowing down iPhone performance to prevent shut-downs related to the device’s deteriorating battery health. Users had suspected Apple’s practice for quite some time, and despite Apple’s reasoning, many users were furious and a number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against the company.

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OnePlus investigates customer claims of credit card fraud

By Ron Amadeo

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Android OEM OnePlus says it’s investigating claims of credit card numbers being stolen from customers who have purchased a phone from OnePlus’ site.

Over the weekend, a customer claimed on a thread on the OnePlus forums that recent credit card fraud he experienced was connected to his OnePlus purchase. Almost 100 people have chimed in on the thread’s poll, claiming they too experienced fraudulent charges after making a OnePlus purchase.

A FAQ from OnePlus says its e-commerce platform is built with “custom code” and that “card info is never processed or saved on our website.” It says credit card data is “sent directly to our PCI-DSS-compliant payment processing partner over an encrypted connection, and processed on their secure servers.​”

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It Might Be Time For A New Phone: LeEco Le Pro 3? Maybe, Watch The Videos!

By Tim

If you have ever poked about on this site you will know that I am a huge fan of my 5 inch BLU Studio Energy 2 phone. The main reasons I love it are the AMOLED display and the huge 5000 mAh battery.

But now I am thinking, it is 2 years old and although it works great for phone calls, takes decent photos and has shot over 100 videos for the car dealer I work for, perhaps it might be time for an upgrade?

So while sitting around this evening looking at various videos on YouTube full of the general mindless entertainment I somehow ran into a few videos on this particular phone. One is about a year old and the other one was released today. Bottom line is that this phone has all the specs I need to do what I want with a phone.

Yep, the Android is old, version 6.0, but my phone has 5.0. Yep, the company that makes this phone is on shaky financial ground and I will probably never see an update…but….this is twice the phone I have right now at a super price and it works on AT&T!

The specs are quite decent, and the basics listed below:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC
  • 5.5 inch IPS display at 1080p resolution
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB storage (ROM) [no microSD storage available]
  • Android 6.0
  • 4070mAh battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • 16 mp rear camera/8 mp front camera
  • NFC,Bluetooth, etc.
  • Fingerprint scanner

This would be an upgrade for me and probably result in many annoying videos extolling the virtues of this device, but, hey, that is what I do here! I test stuff, I try to break it. I am thinking this phone might easily have enough storage to run the tabletserver.com web site! That of course will not happen unless you folks click the links or hit the big donate button down below. Of course I will also run some sort of giveaway, if we happen to hit our donations goal! Just think you could end up with a BLU Studio Energy 2 for free, well, minus whatever you decide is fair for all the work I do to give you fair and unbiased test/tech information.

So donate button first…then right below a few videos on this product!

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This one is from TechTablets…

If you do nothing else, at least check out the link to the phone here!

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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