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Report: Apple to invent smartwatches on September 9

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Or something like that. A usually impeccable source, John Paczkowski at re/code, says that Apple's reported September 9 event for the new iPhone will also see the launch of Apple's first wearable.

If you're curious be sure to keep an eye on our sister site, iMore, for full and proper coverage. Before then though we'll be seeing a bunch of potentially awesome Android Wear smartwatches next week at IFA and beyond. And for that, you're already in the best place.

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1 hour ago

HTC One Mini 2 versus Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

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HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

How do HTC and Samsung's miniature flagships measure up?

The vast number of mid-range Android devices on the market means there's no shortage of choice for those wanting a smaller, less expensive handset. This year, both HTC and Samsung have fielded "mini" versions of their popular high-end offerings in this form factor, both with 4.5-inch displays and similar hardware loadouts.

As is the case at the high end, HTC and Samsung's mid-level offerings reflect the differences in the two companies' approaches to smartphone design. HTC leads with a flashy metallic chassis and carefully considered software; Samsung is all about expandability and features — what the phone can do more than how it looks.

So it's time to pit these mid-range "minis" against each other. Joins us after the break to see how the Galaxy S5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2 compare.

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1 hour ago

Pandora Google Glass app lets users stream music to their eyewear

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Google has added support for the Pandora Internet radio service to Google Glass, enabling current owners to access streaming music and listen to it on their eyewear via a newly released MyGlass app.

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1 hour ago

Asphalt 8 adds Dubai courses and new cars

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Asphalt 8's latest update hit the Google Play Store today, packing new courses set in Dubai, five new cars, and a whole new season with 74 events. Other updates since launch have added courses in China, added new multiplayer events, and tons of new cars. If you haven't given Asphalt 8 a shot since it came out, it's worth giving another go.

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2 hours ago

AT&T HTC One M8 4.4.3 update now rolling out

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The Android 4.4.3 update for the HTC One M8 on AT&T should now be available for download. T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers got this update earlier this month, not to mention the broad European rollout.

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2 hours ago

Yahoo Aviate data shows 95 apps are installed on the average Android device

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New information collected by the Yahoo Aviate app shows that a typical Android device has an average of 95 apps installed, but that only 35 of them are actually used each day.

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3 hours ago

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update

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An update is being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on T-Mobile that touts improved performance in audio and software stability. The update is a little over 86.46 MB and is marked as baseband G900TUVU1BNG4. Unfortunately, it's not an official update to 4.4.4.

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4 hours ago

Asus teases their upcoming smartwatch again, gives it a name: ZenWatch

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Asus has actively teased an upcoming smartwatch for IFA 2014 and today the company added a short video to the mix, just in time before the show kicks off next month. While the video doesn't reveal much, it does show off a sleek-looking wearable with clear Asus branding. Best of all, it looks like a watch.

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4 hours ago

T-Mobile to sell Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 in September

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Alcatel has announced two new handsets for T-Mobile: the OneTouch Fierce 2, and the OneTouch Evolve 2. There's no mention of price, but they'll be launching in September, likely targeting poor students heading back to school.

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