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2 weeks ago

Motorola Mobility has something to reveal at 2 am Eastern time Friday

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Motorola Mobility will start revealing some new "stuff" they have in the works at 2 am Eastern time early on Friday morning. That's 1 am Central time, midnight in the Mountain time zone and 11 pm tonight if you are in the Pacific time frame.

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2 weeks ago

Seidio Convert Combo with Kickstand case for the Nexus 5

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Seidio Convert with kickstand

This case probably won't take a bullet, but it feels like it would

When you read most case reviews online, you see words like slim, form-fitting, or not bulky. This review doesn't use any of them, with good reason. The Seidio Convert Combo (with a metal kickstand) case for the Nexus 5 isn't designed to give a bit of protection while keeping everything pocket friendly and slim. It's big. It's bulky. But it's tough as hell and built for folks who need a case that's tough as hell.

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2 weeks ago

BBM update makes attaching photos and files simpler

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BBM update makes attaching photos and files simpler

The cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger app has received an update today. It's not too big an update but it does seem like BlackBerry has made it simpler to attach photos in BBM. Currently, by default, when you tap the paper clip icon to attach a photo, the voice note option is selected. You then had to tap the picture icon to then get the option to attach one. Now, it defaults to attaching file or photos when you tap the paper clip icon.

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2 weeks ago

Email app Acompli arrives on Android, helps you focus on what's important

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The popular email app Acompli has been available on iOS for a while now, and today has officially arrived on Android as well. It not only handles many of your email accounts, but it also features a Focused Inbox that really looks to keep you on task when it comes to email. You can easily add in your Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, or Outlook.com addresses.

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2 weeks ago

First look at the Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2

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Alcatel Hero2

An octa-core CPU, 6-inch full HD display, integrated stylus and a wealth of connected accessories

IFA 2014 At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Alcatel Onetouch has pulled the wraps off its latest higher-end Android offering, the Hero 2. With a 6-inch 1080p display, the Hero 2 is trying to be a little more than just another "me-too" large smartphone. It has an integrated stylus with some custom applications and a whole host of interesting looking connected accessories to accompany it.

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2 weeks ago

The Room Three coming to Android this spring

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Fireproof Games has announced that their runaway hit puzzle game series, The Room, will be launching its third iteration this spring. There's not a ton of information to run on here, but the devs promise "to evolve the mysterious story and take puzzle solving to higher and weirder places than ever before."

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2 weeks ago

Trademark dispute with Twitter forces Twitpic to shut down

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It looks like Twitter is using its legal powers to force Twitpic to shut down over trademark disputes. Effective September 25th, the Twitter-linked photo sharing service will cease to operate. According to Twitpic, a tool should become available over the next few days that will allow current users to export their photos and videos should they choose to archive their shared multimedia content for longevity after the service is gone.

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2 weeks ago

HP announces two new Chromebooks, including one powered by NVIDIA K1

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Amidst all the IFA madness, HP has announced two new Chromebooks coming to the U.S. this fall. The 11-inch model will be available October 5 for $279.99, with options for white and light blue color schemes. The 14-inch HP Chromebook in silver, orange, blue, or green will be $299.99 when it launches October 22. The latter will be packing the NVIDIA Tegra K1 graphics processor for extra oomph. You'll get 100 GB of Google Drive space for two years when picking either one of these up.

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2 weeks ago

Google settles with FTC for $19 million due to in-app charges dispute

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The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement agreement with Google, for $19 million, in a complaint that claimed Google was billing parents unfairly for in-app purchases that were made by their children without the parent's consent.

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2 weeks ago

Panasonic's ultra-rugged FZ-X1 Toughpad now available

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Panasonic has added a rugged Android-powered smartphone to the deluge of hardware coming out of IFA this week. The announcement of the Toughpad FZ-X1 goes all the way back to Mobile World Congress, but today marks retail availability of the Android version of the handset for £1024. The Windows model will be coming out in November.

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2 weeks ago

The one Google Play Store setting you have to turn off

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Google Play Store

If you're new to Android completely or even if you just picked up a new device for the first time, there's one pretty annoying Google Play Store setting that you're probably going to want rid of as soon as possible. We're talking about the one that adds a shortcut to your homescreen for each and every application that you ever download.

Luckily, putting a stop to that isn't a difficult process. Here's how.

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2 weeks ago

LG G Watch R reportedly coming Oct. 14

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the LG G Watch R will have an October 14 release date. While unsure of the launch markets, the WSJ says this date is sourced directly from LG. We spent some time with the G Watch R today at IFA 2014 in Berlin, where LG told us to expect it sometime in Q4 of this year.

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2 weeks ago

Expedia Android app updated with full tablet support

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The Expedia travel app for Android has been updated today with a version that contains a new design specifically for tablets, along with features for tablet owners:

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2 weeks ago

Nest Protect 2.0 update brings improved pathlight, steam check, and CO levels

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The Nest Protect is going 2.0 and getting some cool new features, which will be rolling out this week. Within the update, the Protect gets a bit smarter and will help keep you at ease in the process. New in the update are steam check, Protect history, learn and prepare, improved pathlight, and CO level notification.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint launching LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 next week

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Holding out for the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5? Your wait is about to come to an end, as Sprint has announced that it will be offering the LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from September 12.

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