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2 weeks ago

BlackBerry introduces social enabled games in BBM Connect Games for Android

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Android BBM users can now share game achievements and more with their contacts thanks to BBM Connect Games.

While BBM is primarily a communication tool, it can do much more than just allow for users to engage in a conversation. Balancing the work-play life is something that BlackBerry has focused on for a long time, and now they have introduced BBM Connect Games.

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2 weeks ago

Big Android BBQ 2015 takes place October 22-23, ticket pre-orders begin now

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The 2015 Big Android BBQ will take place October 22-23 in Hurst, TX.

Heading back to Hurst, TX again, the Big Android BBQ will take place this year on October 22-23. The Big Android BBQ is an annual event in which Android fans get together to geek out, attend various development sessions and much more.

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2 weeks ago

Sony's Xperia Z4 is the flagship nobody asked for

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Sony's latest high-end phone, announced for the Japanese market, is a bizarre non-upgrade that does no favors for the company or its customers.

Let's talk about the Sony Xperia Z4. The Japanese electronics giant announced the latest in its line of premium Z-series smartphones recently for its home market. And it's fair to say the popular reaction to the device has fallen somewhere between bewilderment and outright derision. Consumers and critics alike seem confused as to why this phone exists, questioning the priorities Sony's taken with what appears to be its early-2015 flagship.

With questionable hardware priorities and no word of any global launch, it's a bizarre turn for Sony, coming as the company looks to restructure and streamline its smartphone offerings and focus primarily on the high end of the market. The Xperia Z4 can boast only a couple of meaningful improvements over its six-month-old predecessor, and in one or two important areas it may actually be a regression from the Z3.

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2 weeks ago

Black Widow has arrived on the S6 Theme Store

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The original cast of Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers have officially been assembled, if only in Galaxy S6 theme form.

It seemed a little odd when thumbing through Samsung's shiny new Theme Store for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to find a single Avenger missing from the special Marvel section at the top of the app, but it appears she was just running a little behind. The Black Widow theme has been added to the list, and if Samsung's official announcement is any indicator this completes the list of Avengers that will appear in the store before Age of Ultron hits theaters.

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2 weeks ago

Qualcomm reportedly planning to use Samsung's fab to manufacture the Snapdragon 820

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Qualcomm is to enlist Samsung to manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor. Qualcomm will look to take advantage of Samsung's thinner 14-nanometer wiring for its CPU.

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2 weeks ago

Moto E 2015 with LTE now available in India for ₹7,999

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Available exclusively in the country via Flipkart, Motorola's Moto E 2015 with LTE is ideal for those looking for 4G connectivity on a budget.

Motorola launched the 3G variant of the Moto E 2015 in India last month for ₹6,999 ($110), and is now offering the 4G-enabled version at a slightly higher price of ₹7,999 ($127).

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2 weeks ago

Samsung's latest advert for the Galaxy S6 is all about its charging capabilities

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Samsung is highlighting the several charging options available for the Galaxy S6, calling the device the "smartphone of your dreams."

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2 weeks ago

Sony unveils new sound bars and A/V receivers with support for Google Cast

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Sony took the wraps off of a new line of sound bars and A/V receivers today, some of which come with support for Google Cast right on board.

In all, two of the sound bars and both A/V receivers that Sony unveiled today support Google Cast, enabling users to push audio content directly to them from a compatible device.

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2 weeks ago

Latest LG G4 teaser touts the professional merits of its F1.8 shooter

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LG continued its G4 teaser push today with a new video that puts the focus on that F1.8 lens.

The teaser follows photographer Colby Brown as he uses the G4 to capture some pretty great images. Along the way, Brown touts the camera's ability to capture accurate colors and reduce noise in dark environments.

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2 weeks ago

Republic Wireless to begin testing plans that could give customers data refunds

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Republic Wireless is going to begin testing new plans with its customers under the name Maestro that could give some customers refunds if they don't use all of their data.

The project is under the wireless carrier's Republic Labs division, which offers some customers a chance to beta test new plans and services.

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2 weeks ago

How to change the home screen app grid size on the Galaxy S6

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A big reason for choosing a new launcher is to increase the density of the app grid — now the Galaxy S6 lets you do it, too.

Samsung added the ability to move from a standard 4x4 app grid to a larger 4x5 or even 5x5 within its stock launcher, and it's super easy to do as well. While you'll still have to go to another launcher if you want something more advanced, if you just need to get a little higher information density the stock launcher has you covered — let us show you how it's done.

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2 weeks ago

About that Qualcomm 4G sticker on your Galaxy S6

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Depending on which carrier you got your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from, you might have noticed a familiar sticker at the top.

One of the more important details surrounding the launch of Samsung's flagship duo was the decision to go all-in on their Exynos processors for this generation. After years of using Qualcomm for some versions and Exynos for others, the unified release is a big deal for Samsung. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on shelves now, several users have pointed out a sticker that reads "Qualcomm 4G" on the top edge of the device. We've got one here on the Verizon Wireless variant of the S6 edge, but not on the T-Mobile variant. This doesn't mean there's a Snapdragon hiding under the glass of the VZW S6 phones, but it does mean Samsung licensed some things from Qualcomm in order to ensure everything works as intended.

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2 weeks ago

Latest humble bundle offers up 10 titles from developer Tin Man Games

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The folks at Humble Bundle are at it again with a new round of games for Android on the cheap.

This time around, Humble Bundle is offering up 10 digital gamebooks from developer Tin Man Games.

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2 weeks ago

YouTube app will no longer be supported for Google TV versions 1 and 2 'after April'

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In a recent update to a support document, Google announced that the YouTube app on devices running older versions of Google TV will no longer be supported "after April."

Specifically, the YouTube app will stop working on devices running versions 1 or 2 of Google TV, as well as older smart TVs and Blu-Ray players. While support for the app will be dropped as of the end of April, Google says that it will begin shutting down older versions starting today, April 20.

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2 weeks ago

Kwikset Kevo — an almost awesome smart lock

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It's not what you'd call a complete thought, but Kwikset's Kevo smart lock introduces some unique ideas into the smart lock ecosystem.

The folks at Kwikset have been trying to make locks and deadbolts smarter for a while now, and as a result their products are usually considered some of the best for people looking to add some smarts to their home. Their latest smart lock, the Kevo deadbolt, is an attempt to take what they've learned so far and make the act of locking and unlocking the door more natural. You basically make your smartphone the key, and assuming you keep that key in your pocket you need only reach out and touch the lock when walking up to the door to unlock it. It's simple, reasonably user-friendly, and Kwikset's software for Kevo extends this functionality in a way that makes a lot of sense.

To accomplish this, Kwikset basically walked away from all of the things that made their existing smart locks functional and user-friendly.

This, as well as some painfully absent device support, is where things start to go wrong.

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