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3 days ago

Sprint Motorola Moto X Android 4.4.4 update begins its rollout

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Sprint has begun rolling out the Android KitKat 4.4.4 over-the-air update for its Motorola Moto X owners, which also offers owners of the smartphone some additional features.

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3 days ago

HTC One Mini owners on AT&T getting Sense 6 this week

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The AT&T version of the original HTC One Mini will be enjoying an upgrade to Sense 6, according to an HTC spokesperson. The newer HTC One Mini 2 shipped with Sense 6, but it's good to see its predecessor get some love.

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3 days ago

Simplicam offers home security alternative to Dropcam

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A new system called Simplicam by Arcsoft promises to be a strong Dropcam competitor thanks to cheaper cloud storage subscriptions and facial recognition alerts. Simplicam has the same simple plug-and-play set-up and mobile app for movement alerts and live monitoring. Facial recognition just lets you know that there's someone in the house, not who they are, but in most cases that's enough.

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3 days ago

T-Mobile doubles tablet data plan, expands family plan

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If you add a tablet to your T-Mobile Simple Choice plan, starting September 3rd T-Mobile will charge you $10-a-month for the privilege and will double your data allotment in the process. The plan creates a duplicate bucket of data reserved for that tablet, up to 5 GB per month. This is in stark contrast to other carriers, where adding a new device, tablet or otherwise, draws from your preexisting bucket of data.

It's worth noting that this is a segregated bucket for the tablet — you've got one bucket for your phone (say, a 3 GB T-Mobile plan) and a separate 3 GB for the tablet.

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3 days ago

Report claims Google halted Twitch.tv acquistion talks due to antitrust concerns

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A new report claims Google decided to end acquisition talks with the game video streaming service Twitch.tv due to concerns that the deal could generate antitrust investigations from government regulators.

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3 days ago

Huawei's latest IFA teaser reinforces Ascend Mate 7 rumors

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IFA 2014 Huawei teased its upcoming smartphone, which will most likely be the Ascend Mate 7, in a video today. The 6.0-inch device, which is said to feature a fingerprint scanner and automotive integration of some sort, was spotted undergoing certification a China's TENAA earlier this month, and will be officially announced at Huawei's press conference next week at the IFA.

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3 days ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for August 26, 2014

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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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3 days ago

Verizon preparing to finally launch VoLTE in the coming weeks

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T and others, using LTE for not only super-charged data but also higher quality calls.

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3 days ago

Samsung's Gear smartwatches have over 1,000 tailored apps

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Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later this year.

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3 days ago

Flipkart nabs exclusive access to Galaxy S5 Mini in India

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Indian retailer Flipkart has announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the Galaxy S5 Mini exclusively in India. Although there wasn't any mention of an exact launch date or pricing details, it is likely that the device will be available in the country over the coming days.

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