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Jonathan Ive removed from Apple’s leadership page

Famed designer Sir Jonathan Ive announced earlier this year he would be leaving Apple, the company where he made his name. Now, it's official — his name and image have been removed from Apple's executive leadership page.
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Buy your movie tickets directly from Google Assistant

Google is working as hard as possible to take the mundane interaction out of phone calls, ordering, and appointments. We’ve already seen it with Google Duplex phone calls, and it’s beginning to move into things that you do online even without a phone call. The latest new feature to Google Assistant will allow you to […]

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[Deal] Grab a saving with these pre-Black Friday deals from Anker

It’s getting close to that time of year again where people begin thinking about buying gifts for others and themselves, and as you might expect, Anker has turned up with a bunch of deals to consider. There are savings to be had on wireless chargers, car chargers, a dashcam, and home projectors, so join us […]

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Nate Boyer: From Green Beret to the starting lineup

Nate Boyer at the Texas Longhorns stadium. (YouTube)

Nate Boyer is no ordinary football player. While being deployed in Afghanistan, the former Green Beret learned how to play football by watching YouTube tutorials. At age 30, after practicing relentlessly, Boyer joined the Texas Longhorns as the team’s long snapper.

YouTube caught up with Boyer in advance of Veterans Day to learn more about his journey from the military to the football field, and to get his advice for others who might want to follow in his footsteps.

YouTube: Today is Veterans Day. What does this day mean to you?

Nate Boyer: Veterans Day for me is a time for us all to come together — veterans, civilians, families, everybody — to recognize those who have defended this country. In particular, it’s important to me that we honor the vets who didn’t come home to the same kind of appreciation that we get today, especially Vietnam vets. It’s also an important moment for vets to recognize each other and ourselves. It’s okay to receive that appreciation and pat yourself on the back; you’re somebody who was willing to make a sacrifice for their country.

YouTube: Your story is incredibly inspiring for many young people. What would you say to a kid who dreams of making it in the big leagues?

NB: I’m a testament that anything is possible. I’m not a great athlete. I’m good, but not great. I’m not very big. I was too old, too inexperienced. I had every reason to not even try. I knew I was capable, because of my experience in the military, and that’s what gave me the confidence to go all-in and chase my dream. But it’s important for all young people to know that they can keep plugging away, against all odds. Don’t quit, and you’ll get better every day. Be okay with the process and understand that it takes time to improve. It will happen.You will achieve some success and you will probably get a lot farther than you had imagined.

YouTube: How can we help?

NB: The cool thing about YouTube is that it helps you see what is possible. I had a dream that I wanted to make come true for myself, to play college football. People have dreams and crazy ideas, and they wonder if it’s possible to make it happen. On YouTube, you can find all kinds of examples of what other people have made happen for themselves, and it makes you believe that your dreams are possible, that there is a path you can follow. We’re all capable. We need to believe that we can take a chance to follow our dreams.

If you can dream it, you can YouTube it. If you can YouTube it, you can do it.

YouTube: What else have you learned from watching YouTube?

NB: I have learned all kinds of things around the house: how to replace the lightbulb in my headlight, putting together a bed, following recipes. I’m now working in film and television, and I even use YouTube to learn about acting and hosting. You can learn anything from YouTube.

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Razer’s latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60

Razer is expanding its Basilisk mouse family with a pair of models that aim to make low-latency wireless mice both more accessible and more powerful. The most interesting model may be the affordable option, the six-button Basilisk X HyperSpeed (abov…
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Add some durability to your Samsung Galaxy Watch with these rugged straps from UAG

Under Armor Gear or UAG as it is more commonly known by, makes a host of products designed to protect devices from the rigors of daily life. Now the company has announced three new straps called Active, Leather, and Nato for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch that add durability and utility to the smartwatch in urban and […]

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‘PUBG Mobile’ will add characters and gear from ‘The Walking Dead’

The PUBG team is continuing its quest to counter Fortnite's media tie-ins. PUBG Mobile is adding a handful of characters and equipment from AMC's version of The Walking Dead on October 1st, giving you that little bit of extra menace in battle royale…
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Celebrate Google’s 21st Birthday with a 21% discount from its European stores

If you’ve been hankering for a Pixel 3 XL or maybe a Google Nest Hub, then today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Why? because it’s Google’s 21st anniversary, and to celebrate the search giant is offering a very handy discount of 21% on almost every item available from its European stores. There are […]

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Nokia welcomes Android 10 (Go Edition) – updates to begin rolling out from Q1 2020

Just a day after Google announced the Android 10 (Go Edition) that brings a slew of improvements for entry-level devices, Nokia has stated that it will begin updating its Nokia Go handsets starting Q1 2020. Nokia’s statement of intent shouldn’t come as much surprise considering that it’s garnered quite the reputation for timeous updates to […]

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[Deal] Grab some cheap Belkin surge protectors from Amazon today (up to 42% off)

Belkin and Amazon are running a deal today that involves some pretty hefty discounts on surge protectors for your devices. Whether you’re just looking to upgrade the protection on your expensive gadgets or you just need more outlets to plug stuff into, there’s definitely something here you can use. The deal has some very basic […]

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Netflix raises prices for existing users in the UK from October 3rd

It isn’t all that long ago since Netflix announced that it was raising the price of its Standard and Premium Plans in the UK for new subscribers, and now it seems like its the turn of those with existing subscriptions to feel the pain. From October 3rd?, kicking back and bingeing on the new season […]

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Build your own cheap drum machine from cardboard and arcade buttons

Even the most inexpensive drum machines still tend to be not-so-trivial purchases, but you may have an easier time rationalizing this one. Rhythmo has started a crowdfunding campaign for the Beatbox, a build-it-yourself MIDI drum machine kit aimed at…
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How to uninstall and remove apps from your Android device

Apps make the smartphone world go ’round, and there are tons and tons to pick from. But like anything else, you don’t want to keep all of those apps forever. Maybe your phone is low on storage, or you’ve canceled a subscription and want to do a little cleaning on your device. Whatever the reason […]

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Google Maps on Android picks up a new feature from the desktop version

Google Maps has always had a pretty detailed, in-depth Street View layer when used on a desktop. Not only do you get more info out of it, but it’s simply easier to use. The Android version of the map still has Street View, but it’s always been a little tougher to see where it’s available […]

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You’re more likely to get help from Reddit than Google’s official support channels

If you’ve bought anything from Google directly, you might have had a bad customer service experience, especially if you had any issues that you needed resolved. Unfortunately, Google kinda sorta sucks at fixing issues, as we’ve noted before with a Google Fi nightmare. But that’s not the only instance of people having serious issues after […]

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Get up to $150 in credit when you pre-order the Galaxy Note 10/10+ from Samsung

Samsung announced its shiny new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ two days ago, and if you are a fan of the Note series you are probably wondering which f your kidneys you can do without so you can afford the new handset that starts from $ 949. Have no fear because pre-orders for the Galaxy Note […]

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Google’s hardware division is recovering from slow Pixel 3 sales

Just over a year ago, Google parent company Alphabet was hit with a $ 5 billion fine from the European Union for antitrust violations. As you might have expected, that put a dent in the company's profits — but this year, there's no such issue to worr…
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Dish Network is reportedly first in line to buy Boost Mobile and wireless spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been put on hold while the concerns and details get squashed out, and it looks like another roadblock has been taken down. Originally, the Justice Department had issues with how many carriers the new mega-carrier would own; to resolve this, Sprint or T-Mobile would have to sell something off. Early rumors […]

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London’s Tube will finally offer 4G coverage from next year

It's finally happening: 4G is coming to the London Underground. After years of promises, Londoners will at last be able to check their email while traveling on the Tube.
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Google drops the ban hammer on CooTek, removing their adware from the Play Store

The Google Play Store has had a rough time in the last few months, with malicious developers, ad-infected apps, and copycat problems making headlines. These are all mostly unavoidable things, at least in small amounts, when you’re dealing with something the size of the Play Store with as many users and developers that Google is […]

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Live from VidCon: Creating new opportunities for creators

For the last decade, VidCon has brought fans, creators and industry leaders together to celebrate the power of online video. In honor of VidCon’s 10th anniversary, I took the stage to highlight how YouTube will continue to support and spark new opportunities for creators for the next ten years and beyond.

More revenue streams, more money for creators

Last year at VidCon, I announced our next big step for creator monetization with new ways for creators to engage with their community while generating revenue. We’ve built on a number of these initiatives and added a few more.

  • Super Chat allows fans to purchase messages that stand out within a live chat during live streams and Premieres. There are now over 90,000 channels who have received Super Chats, with some streams earning more than $ 400 per minute. And Super Chat is now the number one revenue stream on YouTube for nearly 20,000 channels – an increase of over 65% over last year.
  • Leaning into this momentum, we’re introducing Super Stickers. This new feature will allow fans to purchase animated stickers during live streams and Premieres to show their favorite creators just how much they enjoy their content. Stickers will come in a variety of designs across different languages and categories, such as gaming, fashion and beauty, sports, music, food, and more. These stickers are fun, and we can’t wait for you to use them in the coming months!
  • With Channel Memberships, fans pay a monthly fee of $ 4.99 to get unique badges, new emojis, and access to special perks, such as exclusive live streams, extra videos, or shoutouts. Today, we’re adding one of the most-requested features: membership levels. With levels, creators can now set up to five different price points for channel memberships, each with varying perks. We’ve been testing levels with creators like the Fine Brothers Entertainment on their REACT channel, who have seen their memberships revenue increase by 6 times after introducing two higher-priced tiers.
  • Our Merch shelf with Teespring allows creators to sell merch to their fans directly from their channel. And today, we are adding 5 new partners, so eligible creators merchandising with Crowdmade, DFTBA, Fanjoy, Represent, and Rooster Teeth can also use the Merch shelf.

Early last year, creator revenue on YouTube from Super Chat, Channel Memberships and merch was nearly zero. Today, these products are generating meaningful results to creators across the globe. In fact, thousands of channels have more than doubled their total YouTube revenue by using these new tools in addition to advertising.

Helping creators amplify their positive impact

Every day, people from around the world come to YouTube to learn something new – from math, science and literature to language lessons, music tutorials and test prep. Today, we’re introducing Learning Playlists to provide a dedicated learning environment for people who come to YouTube to learn. New organizational features will provide more structure, dividing a collection of videos into chapters around key concepts, starting from beginner to more advanced. Additionally, recommendations will be hidden from the watch page, allowing the viewer to focus on the lesson at hand. We understand the importance of getting this right, so we will start with content from a handful of our most trusted partners, like Khan Academy, TED-Ed and Crash Course, testing a variety of categories from professional skills like working in Java, to academic topics such as chemistry.

We’ve also seen creators use their megaphone to inspire their communities to join them in supporting those in need. To make that even easier, last year, we began to test YouTube Giving, our fundraising tool that allows creators to use their voice on YouTube to support the charitable causes they care about. YouTube Giving is moving out of beta and will be available to thousands of creators in the U.S. in the coming months! Creators simply select a nonprofit to create a fundraising campaign right next to their videos and live streams. Fans can donate directly on YouTube via a “Donate” button, making it easier than ever for creators and fans to raise funds for causes they care about on the platform.

YouTube creators are living proof that an open and responsible internet can change the world for the better. We’re going to continue working to give them the tools they need to do that.

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Huawei leak shows a circular camera cutout to keep some distance from Samsung and Apple

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is starting to take a few laps around the rumor mill, and today we’re getting a good look at the case for the phone. Normally these kinds of leaks are pretty boring when it’s for a phone that we already expect to look much like its predecessor, but Huawei is […]

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[Sponsored] Save big on Windows 10 and Microsoft Office keys from URCDKey’s big sale

Software can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. URCDKey is an online retailer that offers discount on activation codes and software keys, so you can get your computer upgraded without having to shell out a ton of money for things like Windows 10 and Microsoft. They’re currently running a deal on Windows and […]

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Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard could be cut off from accessing Gmail from July 15th

In its day, the SwiftKey keyboard app was one of the first apps installed on new Android smartphones because it was so much better than the stock offering, and it still has a faithful following years later. Now the keyboard app is in the news because it appears to have run afoul of Google’ new […]

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New Google Home app hints at dark mode and some upcoming gadgets from Google

Google’s latest version of the Google Home app is hinting at a few upcoming things on both the software and hardware side of things, including dark mode making its way to the hub app, plus a brand new device that might be coming soon. We’ve heard a few rumors about another Google Home-style device, so […]

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Bacteria from your gut may be the key to running farther

What separates average athletes from elite ones? Aside from years and years of training, dedication to the craft and natural advantages, it may have to do with what is in your gut. In a paper published this week in Nature Medicine, researchers from t…
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‘Gods & Monsters’ is the latest from the ‘AC: Odyssey’ team

Ubisoft's latest game goes back to classical mythology with 'Gods & Monsters,' which the publisher showcased with a cartoony first trailer at E3. According to Ubisoft, it's an "adventure about a forgotten hero on a quest to save the Greek gods."…
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Facebook reportedly prohibits Huawei from pre-installing its apps

Future Huawei phones will no longer come pre-installed with Facebook's apps, according to Reuters. The social network has reportedly prohibited the Chinese manufacturer from loading its main app, Instagram and WhatsApp onto any phone that hasn't left…
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Live from WWDC 2019!

Yes, another Apple event. After devoting an entire keynote this March to streaming services, Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference today, and so it's time for the company to shift its attention back to its bread-and-butter pl…
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OnePlus 6/6T get Zen Mode and Screen Recorder from the OnePlus 7 Pro in Open Beta 19/11

The OnePlus 7 Pro launched a couple of weeks ago sporting a bunch of nifty new features; some of which the phone maker has committed to bringing to older models such as the OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T. Zen Mode and Screen Recorder are the first such features to come to the OnePlus 6 and […]

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Samsung’s first-quarter profits took a nosedive, down 60% from last year

Samsung had already issued a warning that the first quarter of the year was not going to be very kind to their bottom line, and the results are in. They weren’t wrong, either; revenue for the company fell about 13%, while profits were down a painful 60%. There’s a multitude of things going wrong for […]

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Overcast can create clips from any public podcast

It can be a headache to share a favorite podcast moment with your friends. Unless you're willing to dive into the file with a media editor, you'll usually have to share the whole episode and make a note of the time. Overcast, however, might have just…
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Acer updates select laptops with the latest from Intel and NVIDIA

This morning, Intel debuted its 9th-generation mobile core processor, the i9-9980HK, and revealed a slew of other 9th-gen chips. In the hours following, a wave of gaming laptop makers announced that they're adding the new chips and the latest NVIDIA…
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ASUS’ Strix III gaming laptops take cues from BMW’s design gurus

With last year's ROG Strix II notebooks, ASUS finally gave us thin screen bezels. Now, they're taking style tips from BMW Designworks. The new Strix Scar III and Hero III are inspired by the "Face Off" concept, a joint project between ASUS and BM…
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Apple’s new documentary chief is a producer from ‘Jesus Camp’

Apple now has a leader for its burgeoning documentary plans. Deadline reports that the company has hired A&E's Molly Thompson as its new Head of Documentaries. She founded A&E's IndieFilms and most recently headed the broader network's docu…
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Not many Google Pixel 3 buyers switching from Apple phones

Although Google, through their Android operating system for mobile phones, is in charge of the mobile phone market, in some places it does not seem like it. In the U.S. in particular, Android phone manufacturers have been playing catch up to Apple’s market dominance. When Google transitioned their own line of phones from budget-oriented Nexus […]

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Hulu orders a Theranos miniseries from Kate McKinnon

If HBO's Theranos documentary didn't satisfy your curiosity, you might be in luck. Deadline and Variety have learned that Hulu is ordering The Dropout, a miniseries about the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes. The show woul…
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Buy a Local Number with Viber and get inbound texts and calls from anyone for $5

The popularity of instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp means that it’s easier and cheaper than ever before to stay in contact with friends and loved ones the world over. Making it even easier is Viber with its new Local Number service where users can sign up for an American, British, or Canadian number to […]

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Grab a free latte, taco, and discounted Hellboy tickets from T-Mobile Tuesday next week

Free and discounted goodies should never be scoffed at, even if you pay a monthly subscription for the privilege. If you are signed up to the magenta uncarrier then you have access to the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program where you can grab a medium latte from Dunkin Donuts and a taco from Taco Bell on […]

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Samsung sees its Q1 profit drop 60 percent from last year’s record

Samsung just released guidance for its Q1 2019 earnings report, and estimates an operating profit of 6.2 trillion won (about $ 5.5 billion), which is less than half of the $ 14.4 billion profit it recorded in the same period last year. Samsung had issu…
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PSA: Download your data from Google Plus before it shuts down on April 2nd

Allo has already said goodbye, and as Google starts to purge Inbox from the internet and force everyone back to using Gmail, the search giant is also prepping to yank yet another favorite app out of our grasp. No, not really, it’s just the much-maligned Google Plus that is being deactivated on April 2nd. If you’ve […]

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[Download] Grab the wallpapers from the Samsung Galaxy Fold here

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event on February 20th sporting a $ 1,980 price tag and a May 3rd launch date. If you found the Galaxy Fold’s wallpapers to be alluring, you are in luck because you can download them after the break in their full resolution. Thanks to the […]

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The final dispatch from MWC 2019

All the phones have been powered down here in Barcelona. Some have even been folded up to make the journey home. After a week's worth of flagships, foldables and 5G, we're departing MWC with a good idea of what the immediate future of phones lo…
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Watch everything from Nokia’s MWC 2019 event!

HMD's Nokia had to share billing with Microsoft's surprise MWC press event this afternoon in Barcelona — funny, when Microsoft once owned the phone brand. Now standing on its own again, the company once again had plenty of new device news to sha…
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YouTube prevents anti-vaccine channels from running ads

YouTube is killing anti-vaccine channels' ability to earn from advertisements following a BuzzFeed News report that put a spotlight on the spread of anti-vax videos on the platform. During its investigation, the publication discovered that ads, inclu…
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[Download] This is the first wallpaper from the Samsung Galaxy S10

With just eleven days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its new flagship, the Galaxy S10, during an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th, the steady rate of leaks show no sign of stopping. Today’s leak brings us the first Galaxy S10 wallpaper, and you can download it after the […]

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Essential brings Newton mail app back from the dead, still costs $50 per year

2019 is gearing up to be a pretty weird year, and Essential is here to help. After purchasing CloudMagic a few months ago for some reason, the phone maker has revived CloudMagic’s failing email app, Newton, after the company shut down the app in September. They’ve changed basically nothing, they’re still charging a ton of money […]

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Leaked image shows Samsung may have dropped the rotating bezel from the Galaxy Sport

As we edge closer to Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20th, a leaked image of what could be the Galaxy Sport/Active has smartwatch has appeared wherein it appears that the electronics giant has ditched an everpresent feature. It seems that the rotating bezel, a mainstay design element of previous Samsung smartwatches, […]

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[Deal] Grab a big saving on these robotic vacuums from Anker

As we head into February and the craziness of MWC 2019, Anker has reduced prices on a bunch of its Eufy-branded robotic vacuum cleaners in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. This is the only excuse for ever buying a gift that sucks for your loved one, with the combined added bonuses of saving […]

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[Giveaway] Win a new case for your Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ from Totallee Cases!

Looking for a case for your Galaxy S9 that’s not massively bulky and terrible to look at? You’re going to want to check out Totallee’s phone cases, one of the sleekest options on the market for flagship devices. They’re extremely slim and don’t have any ugly branding, all while keeping your phone safe from bumps […]

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