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4 days ago

Amazon's deal of the day discounts select Lexar microSD cards by up to 58 percent

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If you're in the market for some extra storage, you might want to check out Amazon's current deal of the day, which brings some significant discounts to Lexar microSD cards and USB drives.

With Amazon's deal, you can save up to 58 percent on select Lexar microSD cards, along with up to 74 percent on Lexar USB drives.

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4 days ago

Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

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Android apps on Chrome

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched.

The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes sense, because for 20 years we've been using computers with a mouse and keyboard to surf the web. Change comes slow across an entire ecosystem like the Internet.

Things are slowly changing, with companies like Google and Apple making their front-end for online services more touch friendly. Today's modern smartphones and tablets make for a pretty good web experience even when we need to use our fingers to make things happen. But that's not the only reason why you'll want a touch screen on your next Chromebook.

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4 days ago

Save $100 when you buy a Moto 360 and an Android phone from Best Buy

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Best Buy will take $100 off the total when purchasing a Moto 360 and a new Android smartphone in-store through April 18.

We have already seen the price drop on the Moto 360, and now Best Buy is offering another in-store deal on top to make it even sweeter. Now through April 18, when purchasing a Moto 360 and a new Android smartphone, you can save an additional $100 on the transaction.

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4 days ago

Hands on with the ZENS Bluetooth Speaker and Qi Wireless Charger

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The portable wireless charger that rocks your favorite tunes via Bluetooth while juicing up your device.

We've seen some pretty unique wireless chargers that stand out above your typical charging pad, but after spending some time with the ZENS Bluetooth Speaker and Qi Wireless Charger, it's become clear that this accessory is amazing to have around the house or workspace.

If combining music with portable wireless charging is up your alley, read on for the whole review.

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4 days ago

Top Android apps to help you file your taxes

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If you haven't done your taxes yet, time is running out.

April 15 is nearly upon us. While some of us may have done our taxes already and have our refund checks sitting in the bank, it's also easy to procrastinate. Doing your taxes bring back many unpleasant flashbacks of high school math homework and remind us that while every year we commit to set up a financial filing system to make this easy... we never quite do. Well, time's a-wastin' and there's plenty your Android devices can do to help, so charge 'em up and break out the bags of bunched-up receipts.

So grab your 1040 and let's go get that refund! Maybe.

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4 days ago

Should I upgrade from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6?

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Galaxy S6 and S5

A year removed from the Galaxy S5's launch, more than a few people are asking about the upgrade to the GS6.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is absolutely the hot new phone out right now. And while plenty of people are considering upgrading from whatever phone they have, the folks with a Galaxy S5 in their pocket are particularly intrigued. The GS6 isn't just an incremental update from the GS5, boasting better hardware, screen resolution and internal components along with new features. Most importantly for many, the GS6 has dramatically improved the camera experience as well.

But no matter the improvements in experience, it's not always a guarantee that the new version is worth the direct upgrade when most people have had the Galaxy S5 for less than a full year — let us help you make that decision.

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4 days ago

Lollipop update rolling out for Verizon LG G3

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The Lollipop update for the LG G3 on Verizon is available right now through the Verizon software upgrade tool on Windows computers, and the over-the-air update should follow shortly.

Verizon has updated the LG G3 support page with details about the Lollipop update for the device. When the website gets updated it usually signifies an over-the-air release of the update is coming. Some users have already been able to download and install it from the Verizon software upgrade tool, which unfortunately only works on Windows-based computers.

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5 days ago

Amazon Fire TV now shows on-screen info about movies and TV shows

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Amazon has added its X-Ray feature to both Fire TV and Fire TV Stick to provide owners quick on-screen information about movies and TV shows.

The feature, which was previously available on Amazon's Kindle tablets, will be added to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick via a software update that starts rolling out today.

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5 days ago

Sony rolls out Lollipop to additional Xperia smartphones with more on the way

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Sony today announced that the Lollipop update is now rolling out for a variety of Xperia smartphones. The company also touched on what handsets will be receiving the update next week.

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5 days ago

Sharp announces insane 5.5-inch 4K display with pixel density of 806ppi

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Sharp's 4K panel is set to enter mass production in 2016, and will likely make its way to flagships next year.

Now that QHD displays are here, manufacturers will undoubtedly be looking to offer screens that offer even more pixels per inch. Samsung has hinted at launching a handset with a 4K display in 2015, and now Sharp has unveiled its 5.5-inch IGZO 4K panel that offers a pixel density of 806ppi.

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5 days ago

Sprint will send representatives to your location to deliver and set up your new smartphone

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Sprint is rolling out a more personalized customer service program that involves its representatives visiting a location of your choosing to deliver and configure your new smartphone.

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5 days ago

Weekly poll results: The Chrome browser is king of the hill

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Browsers

Other great web browsers for Android exist, but most people seem to love Chrome.

Last week we asked about web browsers. Specifically, which browser everyone was currently using. We were pretty sure the numbers would show that Google Chrome for Android has a pretty high following, but we didn't quite expect such a landslide.

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5 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Microtrip, Snapseed, Timely and more

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Apps of the week

Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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5 days ago

We go hands-on with the Huawei SnapTo

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Huawei has recently announced the SnapTo and we got to play with it for a few minutes at a media event in New York. The Huawei SnapTo is an unlocked LTE Android device with some decent specs for under $200. It supports LTE for T-Mobile, AT&T, along with smaller wireless service providers.

Want to see it in action? Check out our Huawei SnapTo hands-on video.

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5 days ago

Top accessories for the Moto X (2014)

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A phone can be awesome all on its own, but when you bring accessories to the party, it can reach new heights.

While users could certainly just buy a phone and have that be the end of it, if you want to help get the most out of your Moto X, there's a few accessories you should consider investing in beyond a simple case. And after our months with the Moto X, here are the accessories that we believe can take your Moto X experience to the next level.

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