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Samsung Galaxy Alpha available from AT&T on September 26


AT&T will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on Friday, September 26 in its retail stores and also online at its website.

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1 hour ago

Fruit Ninja to get major revamp for Android in early October


Developer Halfbrick will release a major revamp of its classic arcade action game Fruit Ninja for Android in early October, which will include some big gameplay changes along with a new menu and user interface.

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for HTC One (M8)

The SURFACE Case is the ultimate low-profile HTC One (M8) hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent drops.

Today the Seidio SURFACE Case is available for just $16.95, that's 43% off! Get yours in black, blue, red, purple or gold.


2 hours ago

MediaTek courts Internet of Things developers with new MediaTek Labs initiative


MediaTek announced today a new initiative called "MediaTek Labs" to help spur development in the wearable and so-called Internet of Things arenas. MediaTek Labs is a multi-pronged approach, offering support, documentation and guidance for developers of all skill levels to build wearables and other connected devices with an SDK and HDK (Hardware Development Kit).

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2 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 22


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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3 hours ago

LG announces the Wine Smart flip phone, catering for the older generation


LG today announced a brand new flip phone for select markets. The Wine Smart matches the latest version of Android KitKat 4.4 with the retro styling of clamshells. While not appealing to majority of consumers today, there's still quite the fan base for said form factors.

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5 hours ago

EE, Vodafone to acquire Phones 4u stores and safeguard hundreds of jobs


UK retailer Phones 4u has recently gone into administration, announcing the closure of 700 stores and placing 5,600 positions at risk. Luckily for those involved, there is - at least - some light at the end of this tunnel with multiple parties picking up stores and absorbing employees, including both EE and Vodafone.

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5 hours ago

Google in talks to bring Play Store carrier billing to India


Indian subscribers may soon find it easier to buy content from the Play Store, as it was revealed by the Times of India today that Google was in talks with Airtel to enable carrier billing in the country.

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6 hours ago

Go big or go home: 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 now listed on Samsung Thailand


In what could be indicative of a wider rollout, Samsung has listed the Galaxy Mega 2 on its Thai website. The listing reveals the specs of the handset, which include a 6-inch 720p display.

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8 hours ago

Google and HTC 'close' to launching the Nexus 9


HTC has been rumored to be partnering with Google on the next Nexus tablet for a while now, and today we're hearing more confirmation on that front. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that Google has selected HTC over other manufacturers for its upcoming tablet, with HTC executives flying to Google's Mountain View headquarters to work on the project.

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19 hours ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Destiny, BibBub Boxer, Moovit and more

Editor's apps of the week

It's all about the apps

We've rounded up the apps we are using the most this week, and we are here to share! Everyone uses apps. Some of us have a lot of them installed, some of us just a few, but for all of us the multitude of apps in the Google Play store usually has anything we would want or need. The trick is finding the ones we didn't know we wanted or needed.

App discovery is a science. One day, someone will have it all figured out and finding out about great apps that we didn't know existed will be easy. But even then, nothing can compare to a first-hand recommendation from someone you know and trust — like us. Have a look at what we're using and see if any of these tickle your fancy.

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23 hours ago

From the Editor's Desk: Waiting on perspective ...

iPhone line in London

Here's to all the people last Friday who waited in line ...

... to take their kids to school.
... to adopt a child.
... for a long-awaited doctor appointment.
... to interview for a much-needed new job.
... in the unemployment line.
... for a much-needed free meal
... or for a place to sleep for the night.
... flying to see loved ones.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with getting excited for a new toy, or waiting in line hours and hours to get it, if that's what you want to do.

It is, however, important to keep things in perspective. These are phones. And as powerful and awesome as they are — and same goes for the jobs that come along with them — they are still toys.

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1 day ago

Oculus to make 'VR Quest' dungeon crawler game for Samsung Gear VR


Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, announced today they will release a game with the working title "VR Quest" for Samsung's upcoming Gear VR device.

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1 day ago

What is an APN, and how do I change it?

APN settings

Having the right mobile network settings makes a difference

Two or three years ago, any smartphone fan in the U.S. would have called you crazy if you were to predict how the telecom networks have changed. Verizon and Sprint have phones that can run on AT&T or T-Mobile, cheap pre-paid plans give you as much or more than any of the big four for less money, and people are starting to move away from the multi-year carrier contract model. Our pals in Europe can laugh at us, but these are all new ideas on this side of the pond.

Because we're swapping SIM cards (and networks) more than ever, we're exposed to the APN settings on our phones. And a lot of us have some questions.

We have answers.

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1 day ago

Best Android apps and games of the week: Goat Simulator and more!


We've got another batch of the best new Android games and apps to have launched in the last week for y'all. Goat Simulator is by far the most recognizable launch this week, but we've got a few apps for businessy types, too. Hop into the Google Play Store and check out our picks, and as always, drop a comment for your favorite new releases.

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