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1 week ago

ShopAndroid Canada Thanksgiving Sale - Save 20% on all accessories!

This year, Canadian Thanksgiving falls on Monday, October 13th, and to help celebrate we're having a sale! From now up until October 14th, if you use the coupon code Thanks20 in any of our stores, you'll receive 20% off your purchase of accessories.

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1 week ago

Glassboard private messaging app shutting down November 1

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The Glassboard business chat service is closing its doors after failing to make money. Glassboard, which offered a way for groups, including businesses, teams, and families, to share a private running conversation, photos, locations, and files, launched in 2011 and has struggled to find a viable business model since then with sustainable revenues. And so, on November 1st, Glassboard is turning off.

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1 week ago

We can save you $200 on your Samsung Developer Conference registration

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OK, folks. If you were thinking about attending the Samsung Developer Conference Nov. 11-13 in San Francisco but were balking at the $499 general registration fee, we're about to make your decision a little earlier.

We're able to take $200 off the registration price. (That's a total of $299, according to us counting on our fingers.) We can help out the first 300 who take advantage of this offer, so you're going to need to hurry. After the first 300 folks use it up, well, it's gone.

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1 week ago

HTC Desire 510 now available from TELUS

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The HTC Desire 510 is now available from Canada's TELUS. The device, which comes in grey on TELUS, is available for free with a two-year contract or $200 with no contract. The Desire 510 is eligible for the T-Up early upgrade program.

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1 week ago

Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo teaser looks ravishing in red

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Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo teaser looks ravishing in red

We've learned a lot about the upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, and while the @DroidLanding Twitter account has been teasing things like faster charging, today they gave us our first official peek at the new phone. And it is red and so very hot, at least in this incarnation.

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1 week ago

Temple Run 2 adds NFL players to its lineup

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Temple Run 2 is adding NFL players to the game every week through Thanksgiving. Each week will see two new players, starting today with Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson.

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1 week ago

Your Snapchat photos may have been exposed in massive compromise

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At least 100,000 Snapchat photos have been stolen and leaked, taken from a third-party Snapchat client. The 13GB database is now circulating around 4chan and other forums. The images reportedly came either from popular Snapchat client Snapsave or SnapSaved.com, both of which allow users to save photos and videos they receive.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 10

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 weeks ago

We're podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT!

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This, folks, is yet another one of those times in which you are told to strap in. Barring any crazy travel delays today, we'll be bringing you the latest from HTC's Double Exposure event — that'd be the Desire EYE and RE camera — as well as more on the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v. Plus, we hit up Lenovo's London event for the latest in their tablet line.

And, of course, we'll answer more of your questions, live. So hit up this link at 4 p.m. EDT — that's 9 p.m. in London — as we get this thing done.

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2 weeks ago

Sharp Aquos Crystal available today from Boost Mobile, hitting Sprint October 17

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Sharp Aquos Crystal available today from Boost Mobile, coming to Sprint October 17

The stunning Sharp Aquos Crystal is now available on Boost Mobile and is coming to Sprint next week. The phone brings the thinnest bezels we've ever seen, with the display running practically right up to the edge on the sides and top, with a larger bezel at the bottom to host things like the front-facing camera. It was announced back in August, and today can be had for $149.99 from Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile, as well as on Sprint Prepaid through Best Buy.

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2 weeks ago

Squawkin messaging app gives flexibility and control over messages and privacy

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Social networking and communication apps are all too common on mobile platforms nowadays. That doesn't mean someone can't come along and make a better app, though. Squawkin is a new free social communication app for Android and iOS that aims to do just that.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Nexus 9 rumored for October 15 unveiling, November 3 shipping for $399

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We may not have to wait long for HTC's upcoming Nexus 9, as it is being reported that the tablet is slated to be unveiled on October 15, and be priced at $399.

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2 weeks ago

The best Chromebooks

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They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models

We've started to increase the pace of our Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time with every Chromebook model we can get our hands on, putting in full reviews whenever possible.

With the rapid pace of releases pumping out new Chromebooks on a regular basis it's hard to say what's "the best," but every so often we need to put our collective feet down and make a list. We're purposely omitting the Chromebook Pixel, however. It's a great device, for sure, but at $1,299, well, yeah. Sucker's just too expensive for most folks.

So with that caveat, this is our list of the best Chromebooks available as of October 2014.

Read on.

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2 weeks ago

ZTE ZMax hands-on

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A just-decent-enough $250 smartphone strapped onto a monster battery

The ZTE ZMax is the type of phone that you get for a very specific reason: you want to play lots of videos and games but you don't have a lot of money to blow on a pricier phablet like the Galaxy Note 4 or the impending Nexus 6/X/whatever. The ZMax is $252 outright on T-Mobile, and for that money, it performs better than its budget in most areas, but not quite all of them.

So, can this phone stand out in the mid-range phone market? Let's take a quick look

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 ad shows that massages and video calls don't mix

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After launching the Yoga Tablet 2 and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro yesterday, Lenovo is rolling out ads featuring Ashton Kutcher to market the devices. The ads illustrate the various modes supported by the Yoga Tablet 2, which let you prop the device up, lay it at an angle on a surface, or at an incline of 270 degrees.

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