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12 min ago

Poll: Will the 'black bar' keep you from buying a Moto 360?

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Moto 360

As we near the official release of the Moto 360 next week, speculation and parsing of the little information we have has gone rampant. While we don't know a whole lot about the watch — even though we've held it in our own hands — we do know that the big sore spot for many is the so-called "black bar" at the bottom of the display. A seemingly-necessary bit of technology is smushed down at the bottom of the Moto 360's display, and while it doesn't actually take much away from the experience, it sure is hard to miss once you've noticed it.

With the launch date approaching, we really want to know what you think — will the black bar on the bottom of the Moto 360's display keep you from picking up this otherwise-attractive smartwatch? Be sure to vote in our poll.

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37 min ago

Sonic CD and Super Monkey Ball added to Humble Sega Mobile Bundle

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Sega has added two more games, Sonic CD and Super Monkey Ball, to the six previous titles that are included in the Android-based Humble Sega Mobile Bundle, making an already terrific deal on a group of games even better.

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1 hour ago

Report: Apple to invent smartwatches on September 9

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Or something like that. A usually impeccable source, John Paczkowski at re/code, says that Apple's reported September 9 event for the new iPhone will also see the launch of Apple's first wearable.

If you're curious be sure to keep an eye on our sister site, iMore, for full and proper coverage. Before then though we'll be seeing a bunch of potentially awesome Android Wear smartwatches next week at IFA and beyond. And for that, you're already in the best place.

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2 hours ago

HTC One Mini 2 versus Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

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HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

How do HTC and Samsung's miniature flagships measure up?

The vast number of mid-range Android devices on the market means there's no shortage of choice for those wanting a smaller, less expensive handset. This year, both HTC and Samsung have fielded "mini" versions of their popular high-end offerings in this form factor, both with 4.5-inch displays and similar hardware loadouts.

As is the case at the high end, HTC and Samsung's mid-level offerings reflect the differences in the two companies' approaches to smartphone design. HTC leads with a flashy metallic chassis and carefully considered software; Samsung is all about expandability and features — what the phone can do more than how it looks.

So it's time to pit these mid-range "minis" against each other. Joins us after the break to see how the Galaxy S5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2 compare.

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2 hours ago

Pandora Google Glass app lets users stream music to their eyewear

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Google has added support for the Pandora Internet radio service to Google Glass, enabling current owners to access streaming music and listen to it on their eyewear via a newly released MyGlass app.

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2 hours ago

Asphalt 8 adds Dubai courses and new cars

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Asphalt 8's latest update hit the Google Play Store today, packing new courses set in Dubai, five new cars, and a whole new season with 74 events. Other updates since launch have added courses in China, added new multiplayer events, and tons of new cars. If you haven't given Asphalt 8 a shot since it came out, it's worth giving another go.

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3 hours ago

AT&T HTC One M8 4.4.3 update now rolling out

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The Android 4.4.3 update for the HTC One M8 on AT&T should now be available for download. T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers got this update earlier this month, not to mention the broad European rollout.

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3 hours ago

Yahoo Aviate data shows 95 apps are installed on the average Android device

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New information collected by the Yahoo Aviate app shows that a typical Android device has an average of 95 apps installed, but that only 35 of them are actually used each day.

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4 hours ago

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update

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An update is being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on T-Mobile that touts improved performance in audio and software stability. The update is a little over 86.46 MB and is marked as baseband G900TUVU1BNG4. Unfortunately, it's not an official update to 4.4.4.

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