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1 week ago

Alto's Adventure will race onto Android for free on February 11

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Alto's Adventure, a popular endless snowboarding game, will be making its way to Android on Thursday, February 11. Snowman, the game's original developer, partnered with Noodlecake Studios to bring the game to Android. In contrast to the iOS version, which costs $2.99, Alto's Adventure will be free-to-play on Android.

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1 week ago

OnePlus is throwing in a free rosewood case when you buy a OnePlus X

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OnePlus is feeling a little generous with Valentine's Day coming up, and to show it the company is offering a free rosewood case with all OnePlus X purchases. When purchasing the OnePlus X, all you have to do is add the rosewood case to your order and use coupon code XOXO to get the discount.

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1 week ago

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

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If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun.

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1 week ago

Google Fiber bringing free gigabit internet to public housing in select cities

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Google has announced that it will be bringing its gigabit Fiber internet service to residents of public housing in all cities where Google Fiber is offered at no extra cost. Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with local partners, Google will start the rollout in Kansas City, Missouri, its first Fiber city.

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1 week ago

Ad blocker for Samsung's browser removed from Google Play

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Samsung recently announced a new API that would allow developers to build content and ad blockers for its web browser, and now one has been removed from Google Play. Adblock Fast, an app from the team at Rocketship Apps, was downloaded more than 50,000 times following its release, and made its way to the top charts quickly.

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1 week ago

BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is now rolling out

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Update: AT&T's update is now pushing out as well.

The BlackBerry Priv is now receiving its February security patch. At this time, it is not clear exactly what has been patched or changed with this build, though we expect Google to reveal details about the update shortly. BlackBerry has done an excellent job so far in pushing timely security patches to the Priv.

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1 week ago

Samsung testing Marshmallow beta with select Galaxy Note 5 owners in the U.S.

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Samsung has apparently started testing a beta of Android Marshmallow for the Galaxy Note 5 with a small set of users in the U.S. The update appears to currently be targeting some Note 5 owners on AT&T, with testing pool said to be as small as 200 people.

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1 week ago

Alta is Fitbit's sleekest fitness tracker yet; pre-orders now open for $129

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Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Alta, which is one of the nicest-looking offerings from the company. Pre-orders are now open for the tracker, with shipments beginning in March 2016. Realizing that people don't always want their fitness tracker to look like one, Fitbit is offering a number of band options for the Alta, like a metal bracelet, leather band and a classic band.

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1 week ago

Virgin Mobile introduces new 'unlimited' plans starting at $30 per month

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Virgin Mobile has announced a new set of plans, each of which offer unlimited talk and text, with up to 6GB of high-speed data. All of Virigin's new plans also come with the prepaid carrier's data-free music streaming, which allows you to stream music from select services with no impact to your data allotment.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile offers unlimited data four lines for $150/month, 10GB/line for $120

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T-Mobile has brought back its popular "fourth line free promotion" with Family Match, and this time around the carrier is offering customers the choice between 10GB per line or unlimited data. Previously, the carrier ran a limited-time promotion that scored you four lines with 10GB each for $120, and more recently had only been offering family plans with 6GB of data each. Now, the carrier has brought back the 10GB option, as well as introduced a new unlimited offering for the promotion.

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1 week ago

You'll soon be able to register for Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo

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Nintendo will be launching its first ever smartphone app this year called Miitomo. Arriving in March, this title will be available in the U.S. on Android (as well as iOS-powered hardware). The company will open up pre-registration on February 17, meaning you'll have ample time to sign-up for a Nintendo Account to stay in the loop. Once registered with Nintendo, the company will notify you about availability come March.

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1 week ago

Opera Max gets faster and more secure in latest update

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Opera Max, an android app that can help you reduce your data usage across different apps and services on your phone, has received an update meant to make using apps and browsing the web when connected to public Wi-Fi faster and more secure.

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1 week ago

HTC's financial situation continues to drag the company through the red

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It's common knowledge that HTC is in trouble. The manufacturer is struggling against competition and falling smartphone sales, but the company is set to endure many more months of hardship if today's financial report is anything to go by. HTC managed to wrap up Q4 2015 with a net loss of NT$3.4 billion ($101 million). It's better than both Q2 ($252 million loss) and Q3 ($139 million loss), but the company still has another $100 million to get through before HTC hits the black.

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1 week ago

Amazon Now makes its debut in India, two-hour deliveries available in Bengaluru

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Amazon has launched its two-hour delivery service in India, dubbing it Amazon Now. Live in Bengaluru, the service provides essential household items in under two hours, with the ability to choose products from nearby Big Bazaar, Food World, Nature's Basket and other retail chains also available.

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1 week ago

Lenovo's profits rise 19 percent even as smartphone sales decline

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Lenovo has posted its earnings for the quarter ending December 2015, recording an overall revenue of $12.9 billion with a net profit of $300 million. The Chinese manufacturer's mobile division posted $3.2 billion in revenue, down 4 percent from the same period a year ago.

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