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3 days ago

Hands-on with the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo!

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Motorola Droid Turbo

Verizon's latest two-day phone looks solid and beefs up the Android experience

Behold, the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo. We've spent a few brief minutes with this guy in New York City today, and can sum it up thusly: If you're looking for a relatively stock Android experience on Verizon, and if some serious battery life is important to you, and if you want good storage options, and if you want a phone that looks as good as it feels ...

Well, you need to take a serious look at this Motorola Droid Turbo.

And so we shall take a look now.

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3 days ago

Verizon drops fees for Droid Turbo, will replace broken screen for free once

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Worth noting are a couple bullet points from the Motorola Droid Turbo announcement from Verizon.

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3 days ago

Verizon announces the Motorola Droid Turbo!

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Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo

Massive battery, Kevlar or ballistic fiber, and available Oct. 30 starting at $199 on contract

And with that, the heavily leaked Motorola Droid Turbo is official. As we foretold, the Droid Ultra ramps things up from what we saw in the new Moto X. It keeps the 5.2-inch display, but cranks up the resolution to Quad-HD, or 2560 x 1440, and it improves on the internals, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. You'll find 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. And you'll find a huge 3,900 mAh battery (plus wireless charging), all tucked into a Kevlar-backed design, or a ballistic fiber, if you prefer.

Plus a 21-megapixel rear camera.

If the Moto X just didn't quite do it for you, well ...

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3 days ago

The new Taco Bell app will let you order a Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch on-the-go

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Taco Bell has released a new app that enables users to place an order for tacos from afar, and then come to the store to pick them up. The app is now focused on the menu and ordering, allowing users to select and customize their menu items (even including a drink selection where applicable), find restaurants, and add them to their order. You can even remotely pay with a saved credit card, debit card, or Taco Bell gift card.

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3 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 28

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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3 days ago

T-Mobile quietly upgrades 2G network security

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T-Mobile US is quietly upgrading the security of their older 2G network, moving to more advanced encryption that prevents eavedropping. The new, more secure network has already been deployed in at least three locations, New York, Washington, and Boulder, Colorado. The T-Mobile 2G network has previously relied on older A5/1 encryption, with the new security standard known as A5/3.

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3 days ago

Algoriddim's Djay 2 has arrived, and it is so much more than an iOS port

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You'd think that in 2014, an app being ported from one platform to another wouldn't really be considered news anymore. Android an iOS are more than just app platforms nowadays, and if you're a serious developer it would be foolish to ignore either ecosystem. At the same time, building an app for one platform and releasing a lazy port for the other is just bad form. Recently I sat down with the folks at Algoriddim, and experienced what they feel is the start of a new generation of apps for Android.

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3 days ago

Billguard's card locations tell you when your card is used away from your phone

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Billguard, the mobile app that helps protect you and your credit cards, is today announcing the public beta of an interesting new feature for Android users in the U.S. Card Location Alerts is a new feature they're rolling out that ties your phone's location data to your card usage. If your credit card is used and its not at the same location as your smartphone, you'll get an unexpected location alert.

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3 days ago

Droid Turbo pops up on Verizon.com's testing page… seems all but official now

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We've seen all sorts of leaks and teases and weird videos leading up to today's expected reveal of the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo, but this morning Verizon's public website testing page let loose a "Coming soon: Droid Turbo" image. There's not much of anything about this banner we haven't learned before, mentioning the phone's "up to 48-hour battery life a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor." No price, no release date, just Droid. It links to the Droid countdown page, which leaves us with but a few hours until the expected public unveiling of the newest and most powerful Droid yet.

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3 days ago

Pushbullet gets a Material Design makeover with latest update

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Push notification service Pushbullet has steadily been gaining new features of late, with today's update bringing a visual overhaul to tie in with Android 5.0 Lollipop's Material Design guidelines.

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3 days ago

Amazon UK starts selling the Fire Phone alongside other O2 smartphones

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Amazon is now selling its Fire Phone in the UK, exclusively tied to O2. Available in both 32GB and 64GB configurations, you can pick up the former for £400 or fork out £480 for increased storage (both without contracts). It's also an option to go free with contracts starting from £28 a month.

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3 days ago

Top Gear: Race The Stig gets Halloween-themed content in latest update

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The BBC has released an update for its Top Gear: Race The Stig game, available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. This new release introduces spooky content to coincide with Halloween just around the corner. For those who aren't familiar with the title, Race The Stig is essentially an endless runner game for Top Gear fans.

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3 days ago

PS4 Remote Play app lands in the Play Store with support for Xperia Z3

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Sony showcased PS4 remote play functionality at this year's IFA, and now the manufacturer is rolling out the PS4 Remote Play app onto the Play Store. Featuring support for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, PS4 Remote Play lets you stream full-fledged PlayStation 4 games to your mobile screen.

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3 days ago

Moto X available for £359.99 to celebrate Moto 360 UK launch

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To celebrate the Moto 360 launch in the UK, Motorola is offering a substantial discount on the Moto X. Normally priced at £419.99, you'll be able to create your own using the Moto Maker for just £359.99 for the next 24 hours only (starting at 12pm noon).

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3 days ago

YouTube's music streaming service almost ready for launch, according to CEO

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was present at Re/code's Code Mobile conference, where she spoke about the upcoming music streaming service from Google. The new service will offer offline playback and other functionality in line with competitor platforms, but will handle videos as well. Unfortunately, Wojcicki failed to shed light on some of the finer details.

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