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1 week ago

Gold-framed Oppo R5 set to launch in India on February 20 for Rs. 29,990

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The Oppo R5 — one of the thinnest smartphones available today — will be available in a limited edition golden-trim in India from February 20 for Rs. 29,990 ($482). The standard variant of the device has been on sale in India for some time now, and joins the likes of Gionee's Elife S5.1 and Vivo X5 Max in the country.

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1 week ago

Asus Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM goes up for pre-order in China

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Asus announced the next-generation Zenfone 2 — one of the first devices to boast 4GB RAM — at CES earlier this year, and now the device is up for pre-order in Chinese retailer Alibaba's marketplace AliExpress. There are two variants of the device available for choosing: a version with 2GB RAM that is priced at $299, and the 4GB model, which is on pre-order for $439.

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1 week ago

Moto Maxx (i.e the Droid Turbo) is heading to India next

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It looks like Motorola's Droid Turbo is headed to India, if a recent tweet by e-retailer Flipkart is any indication. The image in question makes a reference to the "ballistic nylon" back finish that is exclusive to the Droid Turbo. The device will be marketed as Moto Maxx in the country.

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1 week ago

How to use 'Glance' on the LG G Flex 2

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Back in 2013, LG introduced KnockOn, the ability to double-tap on the G2's screen to unlock it. The next year, the company followed up with KnockCode, a more secure version which allowed owners of the LG G Pro 2, G3 and others to secure their devices using a pattern of taps.

This year, starting with the LG G Flex 2, the Korean company's trying something a bit different. "Glance" is a feature of the G Flex 2 that gives you a small preview of what's going on on your device, without having to turn it on.

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1 week ago

LG Watch Urbane: First pre-order pricing emerges

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UK retailer Expansys has started pre-orders for LG's all-metal Watch Urbane. Both silver and gold variants of the smartwatch are available for pre-order, with the pricing set at £299 ($462).

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1 week ago

Motorola rolls out minor 5.0.2 update to Moto 360

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If you have a Moto 360 strapped to your wrist, you might want to check for an update. Motorola has started rolling out a minor update that brings the wearable up to version 5.0.2, and includes updated Google Play services and bug fixes.

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1 week ago

Google Docs update brings new features to Office Compatibility Mode

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Google Docs for Android scored a small update today that brings a couple of new, minor features. Coming along for the ride is support for cutting, copying, and pasting text, images, and tables in Office Compatibility mode. Additionally, you'll now have the ability to insert links into Google documents

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1 week ago

T-Mobile reorganizes executives, Mike Sievert named COO

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T-Mobile has a new Chief Operating Officer. As part of a corporate reshuffling, CEO John Legere announced that Mike Sievert will be the Un-carrier's first COO. Sievert has until now served as the company's Chief Marketing Officer, and in his new role will be responsible for a number of consumer-facing initiatives, according to TmoNews:

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1 week ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Smooth

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There are times for rough edges, but other times we want everything to go smoothly — and this week we're looking for photos that follow the idea of "smooth." There are more than a couple ways to illustrate the idea of smooth, and we're looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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1 week ago

Pandora will soon let your favorite artists talk to you

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Pandora will soon let musicians get in touch with their fans directly. Artist Audio Messaging will let artists send "personalized" audio messages to their fans through the Pandora app, and will roll out to users later this week. Only a small number of artists are participating in the program while it's in the pilot stage.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Sweet' winners!

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Our latest weekly photo contest was for the prompt "sweet," and we're happy to say there were dozens of very sweet pictures entered. Our forums post for the contest filled up with tons of great pictures of all kinds. In the end we had to bring it down to just two winners, but we think they're quite worthy of receiving prizes. Read along and see the winners this week.

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1 week ago

Samsung acquires mobile payments company LoopPay

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It looks like Samsung is ready to take Apple head-on in the mobile payments arena. The company announced today that it will acquire LoopPay, an Apple Pay competitor that works with existing magnetic strip readers.

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1 week ago

Google Play store: How to keep your kids from buying everything in sight

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Purchasing protection

Requiring a password for purchases will let you control who can buy what.

There are a lot of things to spend money on inside the Google Play store app on your Android. Some apps cost a few bucks, some have in-app purchases (some have too many) and others have subscriptions for monthly or yearly fees. Like everything else that can cost money, it's always a good idea to keep tabs on where and how the money is being spent — especially if you have kids using your Google account.

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1 week ago

Galaxy S5 owners: How's the Lollipop update treating you?

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Galaxy S5 Lollipop

Even more GS5s are getting Android 5.0, but is it a net positive for everyone?

After Lollipop started slowly rolling out to Galaxy S5 owners in Europe, Verizon put us back on alert with the big update to its own Galaxy S5. Sprint followed suit the next day and T-Mobile pushed a couple weeks later. As is the case with every major operating system update, some people are likely to hit a few snags when jumping between Android versions. There are some features and designs of Lollipop that are disliked, but there are also issues with the update process itself.

We've received a few emails to our tips inbox and read a few comments in the forums indicating there are issues, but that's also combined with plenty of folks who seem to be happy with the update. So, for those of you who have installed Lollipop on your Galaxy S5, how is the update working on your device?

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1 week ago

Motorola boss fights back against Apple designer's criticism of Moto Maker

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Motorola President Rick Osterloh disagrees with Apple designer Jony Ive's criticism of the Moto Maker phone customization program. In a recent profile of Ive, the designer sharply criticized an unnamed competitor that allowed customers to "make it whatever you want," saying that that "I believe that's abdicating your responsibility as a designer." Osterloh wasn't about to take that sitting down.

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