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1 week ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 9

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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

Galaxy Alpha slated to launch in the UK on September 12, hitting Germany later this month

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Along with Canada, the Galaxy Alpha will be making its way to the UK, where the device is slated to launch September 12, and Germany, with availability set to commence on September 29. While the Canadian version of the device will feature the Snapdragon 801, the Galaxy Alpha in the UK and Germany will run the Exynos 5 Octa 5430.

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1 week ago

Sony announces Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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Sony has confirmed on Twitter that the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z will receive Android 4.4.4, offering improved experiences for owners to enjoy. We previously looked at all four devices being bumped to KitKat back in May, but today consumers can expect to see the latest release of Android on supported Xperia hardware.

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1 week ago

Amazon finally lets loose a Prime Video app!

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Amazon Prime Instant Video app

Amazon's app received an update today, bringing Prime Instant Video streaming to Android devices. To enable streaming, you have to download the Prime Instant Video player, which is available exclusively in Amazon's appstore.

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1 week ago

Vodafone doubling bundled entertainment on its Red 4G plans

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Vodafone has today announced the UK mobile operator will be packing more entertainment into Red 4G plans for a limited time. Between September 12 and November 3, customers who sign up to 4G with Vodafone will be able to enjoy Netflix for 6 months and Sky Sports Mobile or Spotify Premium at no extra cost. As well as the bundled entertainment options, Vodafone will offer unlimited 4G data for the first three months.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha launching in Canada on September 26

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While we're waiting for further details on the upcoming mid-range all-metal device, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be making its way to Canada on September 26.

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1 week ago

AT&T will also sell the Moto 360 soon

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In addition to Verizon Wireless, AT&T announced that it will also be offering the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch for sale. The carrier announced that the watch will join its portfolio of smart products, though it did not give specifics for pricing or availability at this time. The Moto 360 will be AT&T's second Android Wear device that it is offering for sale after the LG G Watch.

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1 week ago

The Motorola Power Pack Micro

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Motorola Power Pack Micro

Quick power at the ready, with a few neat features, but it isn't cheap

Motorola has been expanding its accessory portfolio quite steadily since the release of the original Moto X. With cases, headphones, chargers and speakers, Motorola is hoping to capitalize on the lucrative accessory market and its well-known brand that encourages folks pick up an extra couple of things when checking out at its online store.

Alongside the new Moto X and Moto G, Motorola announced two new "Power Pack" chargers, with the smaller of the two going a step beyond just dumb batteries by integrating Bluetooth and a few neat hardware features. The Power Pack Micro, in particular, is made to be hooked on your keychain and offers two-way locating services, as well as a neat interface through the Motorola Connect app.

Read along and see what this clever little battery, the Motorola Power Pack Micro, is all about.

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1 week ago

We're live from Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas!

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Try not to get too jealous, folks. But that's our current view here in Las Vegas, where we've just landed for the CTIA Super Mobility Week event. This used to be a twice yearly (and less audaciously named) event, with the fall outing in the most excellent San Diego, but this year marks the first that it's been condensed into a single show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (which you can also seen in our image).

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: Are you disappointed in any of the new devices you haven't touched yet?

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Moto 360

Judge all the things

It's that time of year again. New products from the companies we know and love get shown off, and the Internet instantly becomes divided on whether they are "good" or "bad." We all do it, and I'm not pointing fingers at anyone. Ask me what I think of the Galaxy Note Edge — a phone I've only ever seen in embargoed press release form and hands-on pictures — and I'll happily tell you I don't like it. I'm glad Samsung is doing it so the next version is better, but still, that thing is ridiculous.

But I have no idea what I'm talking about, because I've never touched it.

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1 week ago

Android 4.4.3 update with Extreme Power Saving mode for Verizon One M8 coming Wednesday

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HTC's Mo Versi confirms that the Verizon HTC One M8 will be getting the Android 4.4.3 software update come Wednesday, September 10. The exciting feature about the update is that it brings a new Extreme Power Saving mode, or EPS, to the smartphone, which would help stretch out the battery life by turning off non-critical radios and notifications when not in use.

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1 week ago

Sega drops Super Monkey Ball Bounce on Android

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce is now available to play on Android. This is the latest mobile game in the popular Super Monkey Ball franchise from Sega. Today's new game brings 119 levels and six unique worlds to your Android handset. Like games like Peggle? Then you might want to check out Super Monkey Ball Bounce.

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1 week ago

The difference between archiving and deleting in Gmail

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Gmail Archive and delete

Know what to do with everything you receive in Gmail

ACU GmailFor most people, Gmail is one of the most important tools in their daily lives. The problem is that most get so many emails that it is hard to keep your inbox organized and not full of random, unnecessary emails. Gmail offers users multiple ways to organize and sort their emails into different folders, tabs, and tags but in a time where Google's search can scan millions of words per second why is it necessary to put so much effort into keeping your Gmail organized? Luckily, Gmail has an archiving tool that will help you clean up the interface without causing you to spend several days placing each email into a distinct folder.

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1 week ago

Samsung prepping mid-range Galaxy Alpha, specs reportedly leak

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When it comes to changing consumer perception of its historically plastic phones, Samsung may figuratively be putting the pedal to the metal. After introducing new phones with an aluminum frame, like the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Alpha, and the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung is now said to be working on an all-metal phone in the form of the SM-A500.

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1 week ago

Three flavors of HTC One M8: Sense, GPe and Windows

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HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is one of the top smartphones available right now, ranking highest on our list of best Android phones. But following the launch of Google Play edition and Windows Phone versions of the device, HTC's current flagship finds itself in a unique position: There are three versions of the device available, each with a radically different software experience.

Check past the break for a quick photo tour of the three different flavors of HTC One M8 — HTC Sense, Google Play edition with stock Android, and the M8 for Windows, running Windows Phone 8.1.

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