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Walt Disney World starts accepting Google Wallet

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Disney announced that it would bring contactless payments to its resorts before Christmas, and is now rolling out the feature this week. Visitors heading to Walt Disney World will now be able to pay using Google Wallet.

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3 hours ago

Google expands Android One to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

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After launching the Android One initiative earlier this year in India, Google has announced that the program is being expanded to cover Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Android One devices are expected to go on sale in these countries over the coming weeks.

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8 hours ago

LG launches LTE variant of G Pad 8.0 in South Korea

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LG may have launched the LTE version of its G Pad 8.0 tablet earlier this year, but it looks like it's taken the Korean giant until now to roll it out in its domestic market. LG has announced today that the G Pad 8.0 LTE is now available for purchase in South Korea at a price of ₩ 330,000.

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8 hours ago

Asus ZenFone teaser shows off dual camera setup

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CES is right around the corner, folks, and that means we're sure to see some fancy new offerings from our favorite brands relatively soon. Jumping ahead of the action today was Asus, which ran a teaser on its Facebook page for a new ZenFone that appears to be sporting dual rear cameras.

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14 hours ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Parkopedia, Bluetooth Auto Connect, Aftership and more

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Apps of the week

See the apps we recommend this week

Sunday is app day here at AC. We look back at the apps we found ourselves using this week, and each of us pick out one that we want to recommend. Sometimes, the apps are boring utilities that work really well, sometimes they are games that keep you occupied and on the edge of your seat, but they are always applications that we think are done well and worth a look.

Have a gander at what we're recommending, then be sure to holler in the comments to tell everyone about any great apps you've found.

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15 hours ago

Leaked screenshots show Lollipop + Sense on HTC One M8

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New screenshots of Android 5.0.1 with Sense 6 surface

New details have surfaced of what Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sense 6.0 will look like together. Screenshots revealed by persistent HTC leaker LlabTooFeR have revealed Android 5.0.1 and HTC Sense 6.0 running on the HTC One M8. The software still looks like HTC Sense, but with new animations and effects from Lollipop, including revamped notifications and a few new features.

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21 hours ago

From the Editor's Desk: Galaxy Notes everywhere

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Galaxy Note has moved out of its niche

Phil is spending some much-deserved holiday time away from his desk this weekend, so you're stuck with me. He'll be back with more weekly punditry next Sunday.

In the meantime ...

I had a very interesting day this past week. Some last minute holiday gifts needed bought, and since I live in a sleepy little town, that meant a road trip. My wife and I ended up spending the day (and the money) at the Crystal City shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia where both the selection and the crowds were much bigger. We had a great day and picked up everything we needed, but I also noticed something else.

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1 day ago

Nexus 9 case roundup

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FYY premium Nexus 9 case

Keep that Nexus 9 covered

When a new Android tablet like the Nexus 9 arrives, third-party cases soon follow. The folks at our store are working out exactly what we're going to carry for the Nexus 9, but we know two things about early adopters who already have their Nexus 9 in their hands — nobody likes to wait, and we all want something to cover and protect our new (and expensive) tablet.

Both the official Magic Case and Keyboard Folio are really nice cases, but we know they won't be perfect for everyone. I spent the last week or so digging through Amazon and trying out a slew of third-party cases. We've put together a list of the "best of the best" for you to have a look through while you are waiting. The list of available accessories keeps growing every day, so I'm not done here. But this is a great start and chances are you'll see something that would work well for you.

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1 day ago

T-Mobile rolls out a software update for its HTC One M7

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T-Mobile owners of the HTC One M7 smartphone could start seeing a small software update for their device over the next few days or weeks. The download will bring the version number up to 6.10.531.10.

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1 day ago

Verizon's LG G Pad 8.3 tablet gets a minor software update

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Verizon Wireless is currently rolling out a small software update for its version of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. It won't update the device to Android 5.0 Lollipop but it does address a few minor issues with the tablet.

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1 day ago

Dictionary.com updates free and premium Android apps with new features

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The Dictionary.com free and premium apps for Android have both been updated to version 5.0 in the Google Play Store. Both versions include a visual redesign and a new Word of the Day quiz widget, but the ad-free premium version includes a bunch of other new additions.

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1 day ago

Xiaomi reportedly raising over $1 billion in new round of funding

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A new report claims that Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion in a new funding round that could be finalized as early as Monday. The latest influx is supposedly led by All-Stars Investment, run by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji.

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1 day ago

Amazon is finally shipping the Nexus 9 Magic Cover, but only in one color

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Amazon has started shipping the Magic Cover for the Nexus 9, but only in a single color. Should you be looking out for a new cover through the online retailer, you'll have to make do with Coral Amethyst (pictured above), though at least it's something, right?

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1 day ago

Santa Phil Day 6: Win one of two Nexus 9 tablets and keyboard folios!

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Nexus 9

The Six Days of Santa Phil are coming to a close, and we're going out right. Up for grabs today are two 32GB Nexus 9 tablets. You've got the opportunity to win one, and someone else has the opportunity to win the second. (You're not winning both, in other words.) And with each tablet we'll throw in a keyboard folio for good measure.

To enter: Leave your best holiday haiku here in this contest thread. (Not in the comments below. If you leave your haiku in the comments here, we can't be held responsible for the amount of ridicule you may endure.) That's it. We'll accept entries through 5 p.m. PDT Monday, Dec. 22. Good luck!

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1 day ago

The ASUS ZenWatch video review walkthrough

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Got two minutes? Here are the broad strokes of the ASUS ZenWatch, the first Android Wear from the Taiwanese manufacturer. And two minutes really is all it takes to convey that this is arguably the best-looking Android smartwatch thus far, from the stainless steel body to the hefty leather strap. And should you want to use something else, that strap is plenty easy to swap out.

On the negative side? Well, there's not a lot. ASUS doubles up on some of the software, and it tends to nag you about installing other apps more than anyone else we've seen so far. But otherwise you get the same Android Wear experience as on other smartwatches — only in a design that definitely turns heads.

When you're done here, be sure to check out our complete ASUS ZenWatch review!

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