Is your iPhone X pulling your hair? Users complain about hair stuck in the bezel gap and mute switch

File this in the unforeseen consequences of having a bezel-less phone with steel frames, but Apple’s new iPhone X may be pulling people’s hair, beards, and so on, as multiple complaints on Apple’s discussion forums and random social media vents are reporting. 

The hairs seem to get stuck either in the mute switch, or in the small gap between the bezel and the display. Some units are apparently being replaced by Apple, while many others are solving the annoyance by putting a case on it, though the mute switch still remains in play sometimes. 
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New OnePlus Switch app allows users to migrate data to a new OnePlus smartphone

OnePlus continues make some of its apps available separate downloads in order to be able to update them faster and more often. After launching several of its own apps in the Google Play Store, the company announced a new way to easier transfer all your data from a device to a new OnePlus smartphone.

The new OnePlus Switch application is compatible with just about any smartphone that runs Android 5.0 or higher and allows users to migrate all of their data including contacts, messages, and photos stored on the previous device to a new OnePlus smartphone.

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Android or iPhone? What do you have and would you like to switch?

Android phones vs iPhone — it’s an eternal battle, probably a central point for the plot of Diablo IV. For many, the choice of a device speaks of personal values, willingness to research the best product, amount of disposable income, and even fashion sense. For others, it’s just personal taste.

There’s nothing wrong with liking brand “x” over brand “y”, especially if you’ve had a chance to try both. Plenty of people even often jump between different types of devices, as they find themselves disagreeing with the direction that their current favorite company is taking their favorite product. …

Opera browser for Android gets new UI, desktop site switch button, and other new features in latest update

The Android version of popular web browser Opera has received a new update. The latest patch brings some neat changes, the most notable being a UI that has been redesigned to be more convenient for phones and tablets. 

Also introduced is a new “Desktop mode” toggle that can be accessed via the three dots menu at the top right corner of the screen. Unsurprisingly, the toggle lets you switch to the desktop version of a given website.
Other changes include bug fixes for media notifications, sound, and video playback issues. Last but not least, the update …

Sprint's new Pokémon GO deal will give you free PokéCoins to switch

Out of all the unusual seasonal promos, Sprint found the most unorthodox way to make you switch carriers. If you are a Pokémon GO trainer, Sprint will give you $100 worth of PokéCoins with each new line activation. Just ask the rep for the gift, and you will be sent a text message with the details how to redeem those. 

Sprint even did the math: “$100 equals 14,500 PokéCoins, which gets a Trainer everything they need to maximize their game play and fill up their Pokédex. The $100 in PokéCoins can be exchanged for up to 3,600 Poké Balls, 480 Max Revives, 145 Premium Raid …

You can get a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active at 50% off if you switch to Sprint


Last week, when Samsung announced the upcoming release of
the Galaxy S8 Active on T-Mobile and Sprint, only T-Mobile revealed the
handset’s launch date and price (November 17, $820 outright). As it turns out, Sprint
will start selling this rugged handset on exactly the same day – which, by the
way, is tomorrow.

 

Sprint has a pretty attractive offer for consumers willing
to switch from another carrier, offering the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for half
the price on an 18-month Flex lease program. If you switch to Sprint, you can
pay just $17.71 per month for the S8 Active (that’s a total …

MetroPCS offers free Android smartphones when you switch to its unlimited LTE plan

MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s prepaid carrier, has just announced that for a limited time customers will benefit from promotional prices on its unlimited plan. On top of that, every customer who ports its line to MetroPCS will receive an Android smartphone for free.

Starting today, new and existing customers who add at least one new line of service will receive four lines of unlimited talk, text and LTE data for just $100 (taxes and fees included). Usually, MetroPCS customers must pay $50 for the same plan, but the current offer will lower the cost to $25.

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New Samsung video shows how to switch from an iPhone to a Galaxy Note 8


If you own an iPhone, Samsung wants you to know that it’s
super easy to switch from it to a brand new Galaxy Note 8 (available in the US and other
markets since last week).

 

The first video embedded below – uploaded today on YouTube –
shows just how simple it can be to transfer your data and content from an old iPhone
to a Galaxy Note 8 – which you may have bought because, as Samsung puts it,
“you wanted to do bigger things.” You’ll have to connect your
iPhone to the Note 8 via cable, then use Samsung’s straightforward Smart Switch app. The Galaxy
Note 8 will transfer your stuff …

Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch

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In the long history of weird Nintendo moments, this one stands out.

Tucked away deep within the Nintendo Switch operating system is the data for an NES original, Golf. It’s playable by one or two players using Switch Joy-Cons and it even appears to support motion controls… or it would, if anyone knew how to unlock it.

For now, knowledge of Golf‘s existence on Switch comes entirely SwitchBrew.org, a wiki focused on hacking and analyzing the software powering Nintendo’s latest console. It’s not a piracy thing, however; “homebrew” programmers try to crack the code on gaming machines primarily to install software that wouldn’t otherwise be supported. Read more…

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Survey: 23% of T-Mobile customers wouldn't switch carriers "for anything"


In a recent tweet, T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere revealed the magic secret behind the amazing run that T-Mobile has been on over the last few years. “Listen to customers, give them what they want and everybody wins!,” the Un-executive of the Un-carrier said. Legere and his team must be doing something right. A survey conducted by Business Insider found that 23% of T-Mobile subscribers will not leave the carrier “for anything.”

AT&T and Verizon were neck and neck with 16% and 15% of customers unwilling to leave each wireless operator, respectively. While Sprint has been making …