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1 week ago

AT&T pushes out small over-the-air update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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AT&T has a small update that's currently rolling out for owners of its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, with a number of minor changes and fixes.

The download size is just 142MB but AT&T still requires that Galaxy Note 4 owners grab it via their Wifi connection rather than from their cellular network.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile begins pushing out Lollipop update for LG G2

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LG G2 owners will be pleased to know that T-Mobile has finally started pushing out the Lollipop update.

Nearly one month after entering carrier testing, T-Mobile has started the roll-out of the Lollipop update for the LG G2. The update is now pushing to devices, bringing them up to Android 5.0.2, with software version D80130b. Included in the update is Google's new Material Design, along with new notification handling, Smart Lock, and much more.

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1 week ago

American Express and Jawbone may team up for wearable payment service

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A new report says that American Express will announce a partnership sometime later this week that will allow those credit card owners to pay for items by using a future product from Jawbone.

The report from The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, says that this payment setup for a future fitness wearable from Jawbone will work with retailers that have NFC-based check-out terminals in place

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1 week ago

VR for G3 — Google Cardboard for LG folk

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VR for G3

LG's first step into mobile VR doesn't stray far from the current offerings, but G3 owners will still want one of these ASAP.

While the world of virtual reality gaming is heating up at an unprecedented pace, due in no small part to massive contributions from Samsung in Oculus Rift and HTC in Steam VR, there's a whole different kind of VR development happening in mobile. Games are a part of it, but not nearly to the scale of desktop-class systems. Instead, mobile VR is looking for ways to expand upon entertainment consumption. Samsung wants to put you in the middle of a live concert while you sit on your couch, while Google chooses to open up their platform to every idea — including a deep focus on inviting kids to the party.

Google Cardboard is an incredibly cool idea that grows in functionality every day, but if you've tried to stick a recent LG phone inside of these enclosures you might have noticed a slight design conflict. To resolve this, as well as test the waters for their own VR interests, LG has released VR for G3 as a free accessory to anyone who buys one of these phones from select retailers.

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1 week ago

Google makes it easier to find family-friendly content with new 'Designed for Families' program

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Finding family-appropriate content in Google Play will be much easier thanks to Google's 'Designed for Families' program.

Google wants to make sure that finding family-friendly content is easier in Google Play with their latest program, Designed for Families. There are currently a number of developers who create family-oriented content, and Google wants to make sure that it is easy to find and download these apps and games.

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1 week ago

First look: The HTC One M9+, in pictures

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HTC One M9+

With the HTC One M9 already available in much of the world, we take a quick look at the India-bound M9+, with a dual camera, fingerprint scanner and Sense 7 on board.

The HTC One M9+ — India's modified version of the HTC One M9 was just announced, and we've taken a brief look at it. Basically think M9 with "an all new Duo Camera" that features a 20-megapixel f/2.2 main sensor with sapphire lens cover, a fingerprint reader on the front (splitting up the lower of the dual BoomSound speakers), and HTC Sense 7, all powered by an eight-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor.

The front-facing camera is still the HTC UltraPixel model, and pretty much everything else has the same look and feel.

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1 week ago

How to turn off Briefing on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung has changed a lot of the software on the Galaxy S6, but it kept the "Briefing" screen — but you can turn it off.

Whether you know it as My Magazine or the newer name Briefing, this Flipboard-powered news reader is again turned on by default as the left-of-main home screen on your Galaxy S6. While it may be a decent replacement for opening a dedicated news reading app for some, chances are not everyone wants to have it loaded up and would prefer to have their own content there. We'll show you how to turn off Briefing and reclaim that home screen space.

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1 week ago

Lara Croft: Relic Run is coming to Android soon

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Lara Croft: Relic Run, starring the lead character from the Tomb Raider game series, will be released worldwide on Android and other platforms in the coming months.

Publisher Square Enix and Tomb Raider's main developer Crystal Dynamics are working with mobile game developer Simutronics on this new free-to-play title.

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1 week ago

FEMA app update gives you severe weather alerts for up to five locations

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Keeping up with weather alerts for your friends and families locations just got easier with the updated FEMA app.

Severe weather is no joke, and trying to keep informed of the weather conditions your friends and family in various locations are facing is not as easy as some would like. FEMA has just released an update to their Android app which brings the ability to receive severe weather notifications for five different locations within the US.

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1 week ago

LG launches new Music Flow wireless speakers with support for Google Cast

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LG today announced a new line-up of Music Flow wireless speakers with support for Google Cast. The new audio product range will enable you to stream music straight from a compatible device.

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1 week ago

Opera updates its Mini browser, aims for 275 million Android users by 2017

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Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

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1 week ago

WhatsApp receives Material Design visual refresh in latest update

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The WhatsApp team have rolled out an update to the popular messaging platform, introducing a Material Design refresh, but you can't get it on the Google Play Store just yet.

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1 week ago

Amazon Fire TV OS 1.5 brings X-Ray, UI changes, lets you connect to hotel Wi-Fi

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Amazon today announced the release of Fire TV OS 1.5, which bundles numerous improvements and new features to enhance the viewing experience.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge now available at Carphone Warehouse

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now available through Carphone Warehouse in the UK. Contract pricing starts from £31 and £31.99 respectively.

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1 week ago

The affordable Honor 4X launches in the UK, listed on Amazon for £145

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Honor today announced the release of the Honor 4X in the UK. The affordable smartphone with a 64-bit processor is listed on Amazon for £144.99.

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