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5 hours ago

Hands-on with the rugged Cat S50

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Cat Phones has announced their S50 model earlier this month. It's a rugged LTE smartphone designed specifically to be used outdoors and in challenging environments. It's waterproof, scratch-resistant, dustproof and can withstand more than just a few bumps and scrapes. We first played with the Cat S50 at IFA, but we met with them again last night to have a closer look. Watch our hands-on video.

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7 hours ago

New Google+ 'PG-13' feature allows you to restrict posts from minors or readers in foreign lands

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A new feature has just launched for Google's social networking service Google+ that allows you to restrict your posts based on your audience's age or location. This way, you can set filters for the content you create to make sure it's not viewable by children, or that you can share your Google+ posts to your peers without the peering eyes of parents. Businesses can also use the new feature to restrict content based on where they want promotions to happen.

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8 hours ago

How to 'hack' Tinder in under two minutes so you can browse for matches anywhere in the world

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Tinder, Tinder, Everywhere!

This is how you fake the GPS Location on your phone to tell Tinder you're somewhere else!

Tinder should really be spelled T - R - O - U - B - L - E because one of these days that's what this popular dating app is going to get me into! I love Tinder. I can't help it. It's not that I'm browsing for hook-ups or dating partners or anything like that. I'm in a relationship. I'm happy. I just find it really entertaining to swipe through photos of real people. Some people spend all day looking at photos of cats. Personally, I'd rather look at photos of women. To each their own. No judging. I have a few friends who do the same thing as me, so I know I'm not totally alone in this behavior.

The trouble with Tinder of course is that in order to browse Tinder, you need to put yourself on Tinder. And with Tinder showing matches based on your preferences of sex, age and distance from your location — up to a max of 100 mile radius — it's highly possible that somebody you know will see you on Tinder. Depending on your relationship status... well... like I said... that could spell TROUBLE when you get spotted by somebody who doesn't think you should be on Tinder. For that reason, I've only ever fired up Tinder when I'm traveling and am far away from home and those odds of being recognized are minimal.

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10 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 versus iPhone 6 camera shootout!

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Increasingly the camera on a smartphone figures into a buying purchase. The iPhone 6 is the new kid on the block but here in the Android space we've got plenty of competition. Our pals at iMore have put two of the big Android devices of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 up against Apple's latest and greatest.

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11 hours ago

Path Talk will call local businesses so you don't have to

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Path Talk has launched a new feature called Places, where you can find a local business within the social networking app, and you can send an instant message to that business. That message actually goes to a Path Agent who will call on your behalf and do stuff like make a reservation, check store hours, or see if they have your size of shirt. Surprisingly enough, this service is offered for free in the U.S. and Canada.

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11 hours ago

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei is back with another crack at the oversized smartphone, and it might be the Chinese manufacturer's best device yet

Huawei has been stepping up its game of late, with modern Android devices that are significantly better than its earlier offerings. The world's No. 3 smartphone vendor is more of a household name in Asia than in Western markets; nevertheless it's shown it's serious about making inroads in Europe and North America.

The Ascend Mate series, it's fair to say, hasn't dazzled us yet, and it takes more than a "me too" approach to make a great oversized smartphone. Earlier in 2014 the Ascend P7 arrived and was the best Huawei device to date, with a premium design and high-end specs. Then the Ascend Mate 7 landed at IFA 2014 in Berlin. And as we've discovered in recent weeks, it's actually pretty good. Read on to find out why.

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13 hours ago

Moto 360 back in stock at Motorola online store

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Anyone who missed out on getting the Moto 360 before the online store ran out of stock should check again. Motorola has tweeted out that they've got a fresh batch available, but who knows how long that will last?

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13 hours ago

More update goodness for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet is inbound

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NVIDIA is sending out another update for the Shield Tablet today. This time around, you can expect some bug fixing, and some enhancements to network software and the Shield Hub software. The official changelog is below.

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14 hours ago

Huge Pebble update brings activity and sleep tracking, price dropped to just $99

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The good folks at Pebble today are kicking things up a notch with a new software update that allows for full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches. No longer will you need your Pebble on one wrist and a fitness band on the other — Pebble now does it all. Today, Pebble is announcing new health and fitness apps from Misfit, Jawbone, and Swim.com that allow you to take advantage of the new integrated features.

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14 hours ago

Google goes back to school with Drive for Education

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Google will offer an unlimited amount of Google Drive cloud storage space for free for all of its Google Apps for Education customers as part of a new program called Drive for Education.

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15 hours ago

Fleksy comes to Amazon, Samsung app stores with major update

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Popular third-party keyboard Fleksy is rolling out a major update, and it's coming to two new store fresh off the heels of its iOS launch. The app will be coming to the Amazon Appstore and the Samsung App Store, and both the Fleksy keyboard and the Fleksy Messenger app for Samsung Gear devices are getting a bevy of new features.

Fleksy keyboard 3.2.5 for Android sports the usual host of bug fixes and optimizations, both for resources and for tablets. In addition, we have...

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15 hours ago

Hands-on with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega LTE for Straight Talk

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Alcatel OneTouch will have three devices heading to Straight Talk soon. The Pop Mega LTE is one of them and we played with it for a bit last night in New York. It features a 6-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a long-lasting 3400mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, and supports 4G LTE. Go watch our hands-on video!

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15 hours ago

LG G3 coming to U.S. Cellular in October

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LG's well-loved G3 will be gracing U.S. Cellular shelves next month for as low as $0 down on an installment plan. Specifics on pricing beyond that or any set dates aren't available just yet. Those who go in on the G3 will be eligible for U.S. Cellular's rewards program, where you earn points towards devices, accessories, events, and other goodies.

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16 hours ago

Galaxy Note 4 screen gap 'a necessary manufacturing feature,' says manual

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Galaxy Note 4

Issue acknowledged in Note 4 manual, gap 'may expand slightly' over time

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in South Korea, reports have emerged in the Korean press of an unusual hardware issue affecting some Note 4 units. The story, first broken by local outlet IT Today, says some Korean Note 4s include a gap between the screen and the metal trim large enough to insert a business card. Given that the Note 4 isn't available globally just yet, it's unclear exactly how widespread this issue is — and isolated build issues with new smartphones aren't exactly uncommon.

Curiously, though, Samsung directly addresses this issue in its manual for the European Galaxy Note 4, which arrived on the company's support site in the past day. Tucked away on page 180 of the document, under the "Troubleshooting" section, is the following —

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16 hours ago

New devices from Alcatel Onetouch popping onto Straight Talk next month

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Alcatel Onetouch has announced a trio of budget devices coming to Straight Talk next month: the OneTouch Pop Icon, Pop Mega LTE, and Pop Star LTE. The Mega will go for under $250, while the Star and Icon will be available for under $150.

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