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2 days ago

This week's sidebar poll: How important is camera quality?

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We know that a lot of folks really want a great camera on their phone. It's an important part of every device review, and manufacturers have really stepped up their game in the past couple years when it comes to the camera. Phones like the Note 4, the G3 and the iPhone 6 Plus have great camera hardware and great software to use it. Meanwhile, many phones have a more traditional mediocre camera. The new Nexus 6 is a great example of a camera that's good enough, but not something spectacular like Sony's Z3.

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2 days ago

Skype update lets you multitask with picture-in-picture support

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Skype for Android has been updated with some notable additions. If you're a multitasker, Skype will now let you continue your video calls when you leave the app with picture-in-picture support for both phones and tablets. Additionally, you can also receive photos when they are sent from iPhone users on the service. Chats will load faster, and Hindu support joins the list of new features.

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2 days ago

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio now shipping from Google Play, $129

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Good news for Nexus 9 owners craving a little keyboard action: the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio case is now available on Google Play. According to the listing, the folio will leave the warehouse within 1-2 days, which should put it in your hands sometime early next week.

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2 days ago

Motorola Keylink: You (probably) need this $25 Bluetooth fob

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Motorola Keylink

This little guy serves as a trusted Bluetooth device and can help track down your keys or your phone

Motorola's made quite the name for itself over the last year with a suite of phones that are just plain simple to use, bringing along with them some new features like trusted bluetooth devices that ended up being adopted into the full Android operating system.

This month Motorola rolled out the new Motorola Keylink Bluetooth fob that adds even more functionality, particularly if you've shied away from Bluetooth devices before.

Here's the deal.

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2 days ago

Chrome OS snags 7 more Android apps including Cookpad, Couchsurfing, OverDrive

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The app selection for Chrome is getting richer. Google announced that Chrome OS is now home to seven additional Android apps. Chromebook owners will be able to load Cookpad Recipes, Couchsurfing, OverDrive, and more. These apps join existing Android apps that are available for Chrome OS, including Evernote, Vine, Sight Words, and Duolingo.

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2 days ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

See all of the swoops and curves on one of the more interesting Samsung phones of the year

While the usefulness of a smartphone with a curved edge may be in question, the Galaxy Note Edge sure is something interesting to look at. With its innovative curved AMOLED display it's not something you see every day, and the software that runs on it is unique as well. And it's not just the display that's curved — Samsung had to bring that bend into the entire design of the device, making it deviate some from the Galaxy Note 4. There's a lot to see here, and we've got a huge grouping of pictures for you to check out.

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2 days ago

HTC's RE Camera goes half off in Black Friday sale

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HTC is offering a Black Friday deal on its new RE Camera that runs through Cyber Monday. The promotion begins at 9 PM PT on Thursday, November 27 in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and goes through 9 PM PT on December 1, 2014 where customers could save 50 percent off of the $199 retail price for the RE Camera. This means that shoppers interested in a GoPro alternative could buy one for just $99.

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2 days ago

This poor Jurassic World employee wearing a Galaxy Gear is about to be eaten by a dinosaur

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It's been 22 years since Jurassic Park hit theaters and forever changed cinema, and today we've got our first glimpse at the fourth installment of the franchise: Jurassic World. Taking us back to Isla Nublar, the island where the first movie was set (not the "Site B" of the less two sequels), Jurassic World imagines a world where Jurassic Park eventually became a functional theme park. One where at least one employee has some sort of tracking app installed on his first-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. No word on if it's running Tizen or not. All we can really surmise is that Mr. Galaxy Gear is not long for this world.

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2 days ago

America's Funniest Home Videos app updated with Kids Mode, GIF creation and more

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If you love to watch and laugh at videos of ordinary people getting in wacky accidents, then you are likely a fan of ABC's long running series America's Funniest Home Videos. The show's official Android app got updated this week in the Google Play Store with a number of new features, including a Kids Mode.

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2 days ago

How to block app notifications in Android Wear

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Block Android apps in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch

If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360 — any wearable device, really — it's which notifications are important, and which ones you merely brush aside without thinking twice. On your watch, however, those otherwise ignored alerts are quickly magnified, taking up valuable time and head space. You're going to want to pare things down.

The good news is that it's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear device. A blacklist, if you will.

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2 days ago

Pinterest app updated with a new design and more

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The Pinterest Android app has a new design for its many users to check out, thanks to its just released version 4.0 update that also has some under-the-hood performance improvements.

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2 days ago

Going for a walk with the $13 Xiaomi MiBand

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Xiaomi MiBand

Who needs an expensive fitness band?

$13. That's how much the Xiaomi MiBand costs. Or it would if you could walk into a shop in China and buy one. But what is it? Xiaomi isn't a company we're overly familiar with in Europe and North America but its best known for its MIUI custom version of Android and for its smartphones. But this is neither of those, this is one of the lowest priced fitness trackers that money can buy.

We've managed to get hold of one and we'll be doing up a proper review in due course, but read on for a few first impressions.

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2 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 25

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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.

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

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2 days ago

Rugged Kyocera DuraForce goes on sale from US Cellular on Wednesday

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After launching earlier this month on AT&T, US Cellular says it will begin selling the rugged Kyocera DuraForce on Wednesday, November 26. The carrier will price the smartphone at $99 with a two year contract.

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2 days ago

Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go and more add support for Chromecast

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Chromecast support has now been added for a number of streaming video apps, including several cable TV services such as Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon and EPIX.

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