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5 days ago

T-Mobile Simple Starter plan gets quadruple the data for just $5 more

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T-Mobile is offering a new option to one of its plans, this time for customers on the Simple Starter program. Those users can now increase their monthly data allotment from 500 MB to 2 GB for an additional $5 a month.

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5 days ago

LastPass update moves to remove PC dependency entirely

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LastPass

The folks at LastPass are pushing a big update to Android devices today, with long-term plans to make sure your smartphone or tablet can be standalone LastPass systems with all of the same features as the PC version of the service.

Password managers are one of those things that you either rely on entirely or just don't bother with. We live in a world where password rules can be more than a little crazy, and it seems like every other week there's a email sitting in our inboxes from a company announcing a security breach. It has never been more important for your personal security to be taken seriously, and unfortunately that includes having many different passwords for many different services. LastPass is one of several services that tries to make this easier on you by offering to generate secure passwords and storing those passwords in a way that can be securely accessed by you from just about anywhere.

We sat down recently with LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist to talk about the differences between the Android version of LastPass and the Desktop client, and what is being done to decrease the feature gap between the two.

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5 days ago

China is working on a homegrown OS to replace current U.S. solutions

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The government of China could launch its own PC desktop operating system sometime in October which could later be extended to smartphones and tablets, in a bid to compete with rival overseas systems from Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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5 days ago

Samsung reportedly looking to introduce new models fashioned after Galaxy Alpha

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Samsung unveiled its metal-clad Galaxy Alpha earlier this month, and if a report out of SamMobile is to be believed, it looks like the manufacturer is getting set to launch additional devices in the A series. Devices in this series will feature a design that is similar to that of the Galaxy Alpha, which means that they will likely feature some form of metal.

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5 days ago

Grab the 32 GB Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 for just $348 on eBay

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Like large tablets? Don't mind using refurbished gear? If you answered yes to both questions, head on over to Ebay from the link below to buy the 32 GB variant of Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 for just $348. You don't have a lot of time to make up your mind, however, as the deal is set to run out in just under four hours.

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5 days ago

Sony launches Xperia C3 in India for Rs. 23,990

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Sony has launched its selfie-focused smartphone, the Xperia C3, in the Indian market. Featuring a 5 MP front camera with an 80 degree field of view, the device lets you easily take selfies by double tapping the back cover. The front camera also has HDR and comes with Sony's intelligent scene recognition that automatically adjusts settings based on lighting conditions.

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5 days ago

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 4 announcement in new video trailer

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Samsung has just published a video teaser of its forthcoming and highly anticipated Galaxy Note announcement early next month at the IFA show in Berlin. The event, which is expected to see the debut of the highly rumored Galaxy Note 4, will see a strong focus on the Note's most defining feature: the S Pen.

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6 days ago

ChromeADB server is the start of something wonderful

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Chrome ADB server at work

Until now, if you wanted to use ADB to "talk" to your phone you either installed the SDK, or copied files by hand, or used one of those toolkits (almost) everyone seems to love to recommend. On a Chromebook, things were even harder. Finding the right version of ADB and dependencies compiled for your architecture and putting them all in place, or giving in and installing another operating system so you could use the tools you might need to use was not what I would call user-friendly. That's all changing.

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6 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Google Admin, MyRoll, Vivino Wine Scanner and more

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Apps of the week

These are the apps we're loving this week

Apps — we all love them, and Google Play has a ton of them. Some are good, some are great, and some are mind-bogglingly terribad. Some are even Flappy. See what we're digging this week, and give them a try. There's a good chance you'll like at least a few, and apps need love, too. Think of the apps!

As always, be sure to tell us about any great apps we need to be using. The best part of our jobs is playing with apps — especially great ones.

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6 days ago

Poll: LG G Watch R or the Moto 360?

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Now that we've got not one but two round Android Wear smartwatches in play — that'd be the Moto 360 and the recently-teased LG G Watch R, it's understandable if you're suddenly having second thoughts about where your loyalties lie.

Of course, we've yet to actually see the LG G Watch R (and that name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, if in fact it's the official moniker), or strap one on. The Moto 360, however? Been there, done that, badly wanting the final product. (Which we should see in just another week or so.)

But it's not too early to make uninformed decisions. And so we ask you: Is the prospect of the LG G Watch R starting to sway you Moto 360 faithful?

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