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1 week ago

Jawbone releasing Up API for wider compatibility and integration

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It looks like Jawbone is preparing to open its UP software to third parties, specifically, to other hardware manufacturers. This means that Jawbone would be able to collect data into its app from rivals like FitBit, as well as smartwatches running Android Wear, and Apple's long-rumored iWatch, according to Re/code:

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1 week ago

Amazon dropping Fire Phone two-year contract price on AT&T to 99 cents

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Amazon has decided to cut the two year contract price of its recently launched Fire Phone in the US down from $199 to just 99 cents on AT&T.

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1 week ago

Amazon Fire Phone UK pre-orders begin on O2 for September 30 launch

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Pre-orders for the Amazon Fire Phone in the UK have begun, with the Android-based smartphone sold as an exclusive on O2, and shipments slated to begin on September 30th.

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1 week ago

We're answering your new Moto X questions in the forums!

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The new Moto X has been one of the most anticipated phones of the year. What we ended up getting last week in Chicago has left some scratching their heads, though.

Regardless, we've got a good weekend of Moto X use under our belts, and we're answering your questions today in our Moto X forums.

Be sure to check out our hands-on with the new Moto X. Then click here to join the conversation!

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1 week ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 8

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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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1 week ago

T-Mobile guarantees the best trade-in price on your used mobile devices

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T-Mobile today announced the US carrier will be guaranteeing the best trade-in prices for customers. The company aims to best AT&T, Sprint and Verizon by offering $50, as well as the difference back, if consumers find a better deal elsewhere. It's for a limited time only and kicks off on September 17. T-Mobile will monitor the market and adjust trade-in prices accordingly.

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1 week ago

Twitter's testing 'buy' buttons so you can buy stuff through Twitter's app

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In case Twitter wasn't putting enough stuff in your face, you might soon see a "buy" button in the official Twitter app. Yep, the same Twitter that's pulling in to your stream the favorites of people you follow (and sometimes even people you don't follow) now wants to urge you to tap on that buy button. Twitter is partnering initially with shopping platform Fancy, direct creatives seller Gumroad, Musictoday, and mobile payments company Stripe.

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1 week ago

Save up to 60% on SanDisk memory products from Amazon today

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Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day has a wide variety of SanDisk products on offer, with USB drives, microSD cards and SSDs on sale.

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1 week ago

GameStop to sell phones and service through Cricket partnership

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Cricket Wireless will partner with GameStop that will allow the no-contract provider subsidiary of AT&T to offer a selection of its smartphones and accessories in over 2,800 of GameStop stores in the US.

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1 week ago

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Need to capture what's on your Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge screen? As ever, there are a few ways to do so ...

Here's a quick, useful trick for anyone picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or its curved-screen sibling, the Galaxy Note Edge. As with earlier Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, there are a few ways you can take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4 — using either a button combination, a swipe gesture across the screen, or the S Pen stylus.

For experienced Samsung users, things are much the same as before. But if you're coming over from an iPhone or some other device, it's worth brushing up on the basics.

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1 week ago

UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

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Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop outs in connectivity, mobile operators didn't believe the plans to be viable.

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1 week ago

Moto 360 with steel band up for pre-order on Verizon, set to ship November 11

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Verizon Wireless has put the metal-banded version of the Moto 360 smartwatch up for pre-order. Both the white (steel) and black versions will be available for $299.99, Verizon says that they will ship by November 11 of this year.

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1 week ago

The Cat Phones S50 is designed to take a serious beating

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There are ruggedized phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, and then there are ruggedized phones like the Cat S50. The new smartphone from Cat Phones is the sort of chunky and manly design that you'd expect from a phone bearing the Cat brand (which Bullitt Mobile has licensed from Caterpillar Inc), and it backs that up with durability credentials, including IP67 waterproofing and dustproofing and Mil Spec 810G compliance for temperature, shock, vibration, impact, and more.

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1 week ago

Replay all the action from Samsung's IFA event

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Missed out on Samsung's IFA livestream? Fret not, as the manufacturer has posted the entire event video on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

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1 week ago

Free Spotify streamers will have new video ads to endure on desktop and mobile

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Spotify is a popular music streaming service, available for free and as a subscription. Those who have enjoyed the free, ad-supported experience will have some new advertisements to enjoy in the form of videos. The service has announced these new video ads, which will task streamers to endure both audible and two types of video-based advertisements.

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