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6 days ago

Truecaller will enable next-generation dialer on upcoming BLU smartphones

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Truecaller and BLU Products will now partner to bring Truecaller's communication applications to upcoming range of BLU smartphones in 2016.

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6 days ago

ASUS ZenFone Zoom now available at B&H Photo for $399

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Just as promised, the ASUS ZenFone Zoom is now available at B&H Photo for $399. The retailer will be carrying an unlocked version of the 5.5-inch smartphone.

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6 days ago

Google OnHub routers are getting a guest Wifi mode

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Google OnHub

Google's OnHub routers (there are two models as you'll recall from our review) are simple devices that were lacking one pretty major feature at launch — guest networks. That's about to change with a new firmware update on the routers themselves, and the companion apps that go along with them.

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6 days ago

Xiaomi: US Mobile not authorized to sell our phones

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Yesterday, US Mobile announced that it would be selling select phones from Xiaomi and Meizu, making the devices available for the first time in the country. However, Xiaomi has mentioned that the carrier is not authorized to sell its devices, stating that there are no plans to sell any of its phones in the U.S.

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6 days ago

Celebrate Groundhog Day with some sizzling hot HTC deals

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It's Groundhog Day in the U.S., and to celebrate, HTC has unveiled some new deals that will run through today and tomorrow. First up is an offer where you'll be able to pick up a Jabra Move headset for free when you purchase the HTC One A9. This promotion will run for today only, so you'll need to order before the day ends.

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6 days ago

WhatsApp now has 1 billion users

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WhatsApp now has 1 billion users. The communications platform has seen a meteoric rise in its userbase over the last year, adding 500 million new users. More recently, WhatsApp announced that it would be eliminating the annual subscription fee entirely, relying on connecting businesses with customers for monetization.

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6 days ago

Microsoft Band 2 update enables weight tracking on Android

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Microsoft's fitness-focused smartwatch, the Band 2, has picked up an update that brings new functionality when paired with Android smartphones, such as the ability to track weight, sharing your workouts, GPS enhancements, and activity reminders.

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6 days ago

LG G4 receiving Marshmallow update on Canada's Telus and Rogers

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After Europe and the U.S., the LG G4 is now receiving the Marshmallow update in Canada. Telus has commenced the rollout, with Rogers set to offer the update from February 3. No details as of now as to when Bell will start rolling out Android 6.0 to its LG G4.

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6 days ago

Weekly Poll Followup: Tech is mostly prepared in case of bad weather

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Last week we asked if you prep your tech before a storm. There is plenty to worry about when getting ready for a storm, and making sure your technology is properly prepped isn't always a priority. We use our phones like lifelines these days, doing everything from getting the most up to date weather to spending hours playing games when we can't leave the house.

With that in mind we gave you four options in last week's poll: "Yes," "Kind of," "Not really" and "No."

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6 days ago

Motorola spreads the love with Valentine's deals on Moto 360, Moto X and more

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As love begins to fill the air, Motorola is offering up some sweet Valentine's Day deals through its online store.

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6 days ago

Gmail now has over 1 billion monthly active users

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Speaking on Google's Q4 2015 earnings call, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that at the end of 2015, Gmail had over one billion monthly active users. That's an absolutely massive number, but considering that we're talking about the scale of Google, it's actually the seventh product from the company to surpass that milestone.

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6 days ago

Google's first Pixel C update is now available

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Google's monthly security patch notes didn't specifically mention an update to the Pixel C, but checking out the Google Developers factory image list revealed a new image for the tablet. This is the first update for the Pixel C, and it's right in line with Google's promise that this tablet would receive updates either every six weeks or within the cadence of Google's Nexus line.

We don't yet have a complete changelog for the Pixel C update, but here's what we've found so far.

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6 days ago

Google announces Q4 and FY 2015 earnings: $74.5 billion in revenue for the year, $21.3 billion for Q4

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Google has released its earnings for Q4 of 2015 and the entirety of the year. The company showed strong growth in revenues compared to last year, with $21.3 billion in revenue for the quarter, with $74.5 billion for all of 2015.

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6 days ago

Galaxy S7: Water resistance would be a natural next step for Samsung

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Galaxy S7

Some thoughts on what a water-resistant Galaxy S7 could mean for Samsung and its competitors.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor mill is now fully up and running, with leaked images claiming to reveal Samsung's 2016 flagship in all its glory ahead of the Feb. 21 launch event. We're expecting two variants — a smaller flat GS7 and a larger "edge" model, with bigger batteries, improved cameras and speedier performance. However one of the most intriguing features coming to the GS7 is water resistance, according to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. If true, you might be able to dunk your GS7 in the bath or use it in the rain without worrying about water damage.

So what might this mean for the Korean firm's next big thing? Let's take a look.

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1 week ago

Google's February Security patch is live — here's what you need to know!

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Welcome back to another thrilling episode of Google's Monthly Security Update. February has arrived, and that means it is time for Google to outline all of the patches being made to Android and point out who made those patches.

For the uninitiated, Google (and the Android Open Source Project) accepts contributions from external sources as well as the teams inside Google. Every month these contributions are sent to Google's partners so they can update their own devices, and roughly a month later those updates are pushed to the Nexus line. Some partners are really good about updating their products, but this monthly cycle is still a challenge for many companies using Android on their products.

Here's what's being fixed this month.

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