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2 days ago

Truedialer looks up unknown contacts as you punch in their phone number

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The folks behind Truecaller, a popular app for identifying and blocking marketers and other spammy phone calls, have launched a new dialer app for Android that makes good use of their existing contacts database. With it, you can look up contact information of the person you're actively calling, even if they aren't in your address book. Spooky? Maybe. Useful? For sure. Once the data has been fetched, you can import that contact to your device painlessly.

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 29

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 days ago

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 Android tablet gets rugged for Europe in December

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Panasonic's Toughpad line of rugged tablets will get a new addition in December. The company has revealed plans to launch the Toughpad FZ-B2 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat in Europe for a starting price of 591 euros.

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2 days ago

Moto X sale in the UK extended until October 30

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Motorola discounted the new Moto X by £60 ($96) yesterday, selling the device for £359 ($578). Originally meant to be a one-day sale, the handset vendor is now extending the sale by another day, which will see the discount valid until October 30 (11 AM GMT).

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2 days ago

Rachio Iro updates with Nest Protect integration and more

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Rachio has released the latest version of their app for controlling the Iro smart sprinkler, adding new water-saving tools, as well as integration with the Nest Protect. Rachio claims that with this update, Iro owners can lower their water usage by as much as 30 percent.

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2 days ago

Sony releases Blue Note jazz themes for Xperia hardware

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Sony has released three new Xperia themes on the Google Play Store, allowing those with Xperia hardware to refresh their user experience with some designs for Blue Note jazz record label and the upcoming Blue Note Festival. The new themes include Blue Note, Blue Note Vinyl and Blue Note Story.

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2 days ago

Hands-on with the T-Mobile Xperia Z3!

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3

The proper Xperia Z3 makes its way to the U.S.

Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 is finally available in stores in the United States. Not some half Z2/Z3 deal. The proper Xperia Z3. And that's important because we've already done a complete review of the Z3, and that's pretty much what you'll find should you wander into a T-Mobile store. (Or, yes, if you'd preordered and had it shipped already, you lucky duck, you.)

This is the T-Mobile Z3.

Let's take a look.

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2 days ago

WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

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Way back in February, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features.

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2 days ago

Olloclip online store can now accept UK pounds and euros

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Olloclip, the creators of photo lenses and accessories for the Samsung S familiy of smartphones, are now accepting UK pounds and euros in its online store for the first time, which gives residents in that part of the world a savings of up to 25 percent.

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2 days ago

Fleksy keyboard picks up an update, discounted to $0.99 until Friday

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The team at Fleksy have secured a $2 million funding recently, and are commemorating the occasion by discounting the popular keyboard to $0.99 from its usual price of $2.99. The sale, which is in effect now, lasts until Friday. The app also picked up an update, bumping the version number to 3.3.3.

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2 days ago

OneDrive for Android updated with recycle bin support and more

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Microsoft has released a new update for its Android OneDrive app in the Google Play Store that offers users a way to access the cloud storage service's recycle bin for the first time.

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2 days ago

Android continues to rise as iOS and Windows Phone tumble in the US

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The latest data from Kantar WorldPanel unsurprisingly shows the continued growth of Android, which increased its market share by 4.5 percent, now commanding a 61.8 percent market share, while iOS witnessed a decline of 3.3 percent to 32.6 percent. Windows Phone also shrank from 4.6 percent to 4.3 percent.

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2 days ago

Huawei Honor 6 lands in Europe for £250 and skips the carriers

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Huawei has launched its Honor – yes, the American spelling – brand in Europe officially and with it the Honor 6 as the launch device. The top line is that the Honor 6 packs some excellent hardware into a nice design at a great price point. In the UK, for example, the Honor 6 can be yours for £249.99 with zero carrier involvement.

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2 days ago

Oppo announces the N3 with improved motorized swivel camera for the ultimate selfie

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Oppo today announced the N3 smartphone at an event in Singapore. The N1 successor comes with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 motorized swivel camera enabling owners to capture photos and track objects at various angles. It's certainly the highlight of the smartphone, rotating up to 206 degrees to really make panorama shooting an absolute breeze.

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2 days ago

Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world

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Alongside the launch of the Oppo N3, the Chinese vendor launched the R5, a device with a thickness of just 4.85mm, making it the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Oppo R5 has more than just its sleek looks going for it, as the device comes with a 64-bit CPU and a full-HD display.

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