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1 week ago

Dots & Co brings more companions and challenges to the mental oasis

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Dots, the developer behind Dots and TwoDots, has just released a new mobile title called Dots & Co. This latest instalment in the series is now available for iOS and Android, adding an enhanced visual palette, more companions with new powers, all bringing additional layers to the original and much-loved gameplay.

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1 week ago

Razer's new location-based platform lets you chat with other Pokémon Go trainers

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There's no chat system in Pokémon Go and while many would consider that a blessing, there are times when you simply wish to see who's out and about to pool resources or to inform others of a rare find nearby. Cue Razer. The company has unveiled a new web-based chat platform with iOS and Android apps set to be released soon.

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1 week ago

Samsung sues Huawei in China over patent infringement

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Samsung has sued Huawei for allegedly infringing on six of its patents, seeking damages of ¥161 million ($24.1 million) and pushing for Huawei to end production and sales of the Mate 8 and select Honor phones. The lawsuit is the latest in an ongoing battle between the two companies in China.

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1 week ago

The Galaxy Note 7 is already up for pre-order in Dubai

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We're still two weeks out from the official unveil of the Galaxy Note 7, but the phone is already up for pre-order in Dubai. Customers interested in getting their hands on Samsung's upcoming flagship can deposit AED 500 ($130) to book the phone.

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1 week ago

Pokémon Go launches in Japan with sponsored gyms

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Pokémon Go has made its debut in Japan, and the game is seeing its first commercial tie-in. Over 3,000 McDonald's outlets spread across the country have been turned into gyms, allowing players to battle and take control of the real-world locations for their teams.

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1 week ago

Here's our best look yet at the Galaxy Note 7

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We're less than two weeks away from the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, with Samsung all set to unveil its next flagship in New York on August 2. Following several leaks of the phone over the course of the month, we're now treated to official renders of the phone in gold, blue, and silver.

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1 week ago

Amazon's Moto G4 with lock screen ads has a locked bootloader

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Amazon is selling a variant of the Moto G4 exclusively for Prime members for $149, a discount of $50 on the phone's retail price. The caveat is that the phone comes loaded with lock screen ads delivered by Amazon, and according to a Motorola support document, a locked bootloader.

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1 week ago

The Superbook turns your Android phone into a laptop, now available for $99

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If you have dreams of running Android on a laptop, a product that's in the works called Superbook is worth a look.

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1 week ago

Confirmed: The Moto Z *will* receive security patches

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There's been much speculation today that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force would not regular security updates. Moto has confirmed to Android Central that such information in not correct, and that they will receive security patches.

While Moto left a little wiggle room — neglecting to say if they'd receive patches monthly, as Google pushes them, or on some other schedule — that's a far cry from the implication that its newest flagships would be left out to dry at launch.

In addition, Moto tells us that the phones — which shipped to reviewers with the May security patch — will be updated shortly after the July 28 launch.

The confusion stemmed from the Ars Technica review of the Moto Z, in which they erroneously claimed that the phone would not be receiving regular updates:

The new Motorola has a terrible policy when it comes to software updates. Motorola has stated the Moto Z will not be receiving Android's monthly security updates. Since the shipping version only contains the May security patch, Motorola will be shipping an insecure phone right off the bat. There's a whole list of known vulnerabilities for June and July, most of which the Moto Z will be susceptible to. This is completely unacceptable for devices costing $600 and $700.

Here's the full statement from Moto:

Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be supported with patches from Android Security Bulletins. They will receive an update shortly after launch with additional patches.

So there you have it, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be getting security patches, just like any other Android phone worth buying.

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1 week ago

AT&T reports Q2 2016 earnings with $40.5 billion in revenue, 2.1 million wireless net adds

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AT&T has reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2016, noting a solid bump in both consolidated revenues and wireless net adds over this time a year ago.

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1 week ago

Action Launcher 3.8 brings Google Now integration for rooted users

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Action Launcher is being updated to version 3.8 which brings a number of big changes along with it. Google Now integration has been added for those who are rooted, the base code has been updated to ensure better performance and much more.

This is the first time that the popular launcher has added a root-only feature, and the reason behind it is that Google does not offer an API for developers to use to access Google Now.

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1 week ago

Google Play Books brings bigger bubbles to your comics with machine learning

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Google Play Books for Android has received a new feature that's sure to make a few comic book fans happy. Bubble Zoom can make comics easier to read, finding and automatically enhancing speech bubbles one at a time as you read.

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1 week ago

Periscope's 'Highlights' will let you peek at the best parts of a replay before diving in

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Live streaming app Periscope is rolling out some new features intended to boost the experience of checking out replay broadcasts.

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1 week ago

Don't miss the special Mr. Robot VR experience before it disappears for a week

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Mr. Robot fans, prepare to immerse yourselves in the world of virtual reality. Within, an app that offers a number of VR experiences, has teamed up with the Mr. Robot creative team to make an exclusive, one time-only VR presentation. The 12-minute experience debuts today, July 21, at 1:45 p.m. ET.

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1 week ago

Borderlands 2 is now available for a wacky playthrough on NVIDIA Shield

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Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Borderlands 2 on NVIDIA's Shield platform will be able to load the title as of today and enter into a world of crazy amounts of loot and insane gameplay. Borderlands 2 is now available on both Shield Android TV and Shield tablet, allowing you to play the game how you so desire.

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