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5 days ago

New Moto X TV commercials show off its camera and voice commands

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Motorola has started pre-orders for the new version of the Moto X, and it's also kicked off its promotion campaign for the smartphone with a new series of TV commercials.

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5 days ago

Show off your Moto Maker designs in the forums!

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With today's pre-order-slash-release of the AT&T and unlocked "Pure" edition of the new Moto X 2014, we know that a lot of us are going to be making great looking designs for our new phones. So wood. Much leather.

The forums is a great place to share yours, as well as see what other like-minded people are doing. Even if you didn't order, feel free to get creative and show off your best looking Moto X 2014.

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5 days ago

Accessibility features on the HTC One M8

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HTC One M8 accessibilty

Accessibility is one of those areas of the settings menu that most of us gloss over, unless there's some specific setting we need to enable manually for a specific app, usually to allow devices like smartwatches to piggyback on notifications.

But for a good many folks out there, accessibility features allow for smartphones to be used more easily — or at all. Maybe you need bigger text. Or some audible readouts.

We're taking a look at the various built-in accessibility features on some of the most popular phones available. Today, we're looking at the HTC One M8.

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5 days ago

Moto X 'Pure Edition' plays fine with T-Mobile and AT&T LTE

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Moto X backs

Good news, everyone! If you're looking to go the carrier-free, "Pure Edition" route with your new Moto X, Motorola says it'll work on both T-Mobile and AT&T LTE bands. (Last year's unlocked model was more TMo-friendly.)

The bad news? Motorola's website is still getting hammered.

Commiserate in our Moto X forums if you'd like.

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5 days ago

HTC Desire 510 hitting Sprint for free Sept. 19, Boost and Virgin next week

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Following an announcement a few weeks ago, we've got release dates for the HTC Desire 510 on Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile. Sprint is getting it on September 19 for $0 down on contract ($199.99 without a contract) or $8.34 monthly on Easy Pay. Boost will have the Desire 510 starting September 22 for $99.99. Virgin Mobile will have theirs out a day after on the 23rd. for $99.99.

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5 days ago

What is Google TalkBack?

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Google Talk Back

Google's TalkBack service is a great way for the vision-impaired to use all of Android's features

Most of us take being able to see everything on our high-resolution Androids for granted. We peep at pixels, discuss the merits of display technology to death, and even tend to turn our nose up at devices that don't have the ultra-high-res "true" HD screens some of today's flagships offer. But that's not the case for the large segment of us who have impaired vision.

Folks who have a hard time seeing the overload of information that a modern smartphone has to offer will need some assistance, and Google provides a really comprehensive set of tools in TalkBack. TalkBack is an Accessibility Service that helps vision-impaired users interact with, and enjoy, their devices. It uses spoken word, vibration and other audible feedback to let you know what's on your screen, what you're touching, and what you can do with it.

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5 days ago

Eight reasons to buy a Moto X 'Pure Edition'

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AT&T Moto X bloatware

We're picking on AT&T because that's what we currently have, but the other carriers are just as guilty of bloating up what otherwise is a pretty clean implementation of Android on the new Moto X.

You can pre-order the AT&T Moto X Bloatware Edition now; the Pure Edition goes up at noon EDT.

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5 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 16

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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 discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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5 days ago

Tired of black phones? Moto X coming to India in bamboo and leather too!

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Although Motorola announced that the new Moto X would be making its way to India later this month, the manufacturer failed to mention which variants would be available to customers in the country. Thanks to a premature listing of the device on Flipkart, we now know that the Moto X will be available in Black, Bamboo White and Black Leather options.

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5 days ago

Galaxy S5 Active brings its ruggedness to Canada

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Have you always wanted to use your smartphone as a hockey puck? If you live in Canada, today is your lucky day, as the Galaxy S5 Active is now available in your country. The device is available for purchase on Rogers and Bell, with Telus set to commence sales starting next week.

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5 days ago

Sony's budget-focused Xperia E3 launches in India

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After unveiling the device at the IFA earlier this month, Sony is launching the Xperia E3 in the Indian market. The handset is available in single and dual-SIM variants in the country, with the single-SIM version retailing for Rs. 11,790 ($194) and the dual-SIM version costing Rs. 12,790 ($210).

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6 days ago

AT&T commences pre-orders of new Moto X in black, bamboo and leather

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Liked what you see with the new Moto X? Motorola is set to commence sales of the device in the US from 11 AM EST on Tuesday, but if you'd rather not wait, AT&T has the device up for pre-order right now.

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6 days ago

Images and specs of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime may have leaked

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Information about an upcoming mid-range Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Prime, may have been leaked by a Vietnam-based website and retailer, along with images of the Android KitKat phone.

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6 days ago

Analysis claims the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the best smartphone display yet

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DisplayMate, which regularly offers its opinions on smartphone and tablet displays, has conducted its extensive series of tests on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the team has already labeled the upcoming Android device as having the best smartphone display ever made, at least so far.

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6 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 15

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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