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2 years ago

LG G3 stops by the FCC for some poking and prodding

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The LG G3 has been leaked to the point where we're wondering if LG will have anything left to surprise us when the finally and formally unveil it. So imagine our surprise when the LG G3 slipped through the FCC with a confidentiality letter hiding any photos of the device undergoing testing. What, not more photos? Nope, just radios and FCC labels.

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2 years ago

Box brings a new gallery, previewer to its updated Android app

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Box update

LG's continued partnership gets users 50GB of storage for free

Cloud-storage provider Box today is releasing a major update to its Android application, adding a few new features and continuing its partnership with LG to bring a goodly amount of storage to the South Korean manufacturer's users for free.

A new previewer in the app supports more than 100 file types so you can see exactly what you're dealing with without having to guess at extensions or (worse) open the file to find out. You get page thumbnails, grid views, and the ability to search text inside documents themselves — all from the Box app. There's also a new gallery tool to quickly and easily let you preview images stored on Box.

And if you're using Box's OneCloud suite, you get a built-in gallery as well, a new business messaging client called Hall, Docs to Go integration, and much more that'll help the office types.

And for those using a "G Series" smartphone or tablet from LG, you'll get 50 free gigabytes of online storage. (See the fine print on that here.)

Check out the promo video after the break, and get your download on here or at the link above.

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2 years ago

Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

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Google+ update

An update for Google+ for Android is bringing several updated features, most notably a new Google+ Stories feature. Additionally, the app is seeing several user interface improvements, and handy features like being able to create animated GIF images on demand and browsing big photo libraries. The Google+ app for Android has always been a worthy offering, and the latest updates make it even more so.

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2 years ago

Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

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 Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.

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2 years ago

Samsung trademark application in Korea hints at a Gear Blink for your face

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We've already heard rumors of a Samsung face-mounted wearable in development and a new report may suggest an actual name. Previously dubbed 'Gear Glass,' a recent trademark application in Korea suggests such a device might actually be known as the 'Gear Blink.'

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2 years ago

Apple lawyers claim Samsung lawyer's 'jihadist' comparisons are making talks difficult, Samsung says Apple's being difficult

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Apple and Samsung were revealed to be in fresh settlement talks to put these billion-dollar lawsuits behind them, but it turns out that talking smack about each other over the past few years whilst being engaged in said lawsuits has made things, shall we say… difficult. In fact, judging by the tone of statements issued by both lawyers to the court that ordered, one might think they don't even want this to work and just want to spend the next decade litigating. Anything's possible, we suppose.

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2 years ago

Motorola Razr HD and Razr M KitKat updates rolled out on Verizon

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After some hints that an Android KitKat 4.4.2 update was on the way to Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD owners, we heard from readers that they've received the over-the-air update and are good to go. Razr M owners seem to be getting the same treatment, meanwhile Droid Ultra and Mini updates are in the works. There are a bunch of new features introduced here, some of which you may have already downloaded and enjoyed. Here are the release notes.

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2 years ago

Watch all the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from your mobile device with BBC

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This morning the BBC has announced its plans for domestic coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and it's good news for mobile watchers. Via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport apps for smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs as well as on the web you'll be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of every minute of action from the games.

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to have 5.7-inch 1440p display

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If the rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a QHD display. The folks at GSMArena got their hands on a document that allegedly reveals key details about Samsung's upcoming flagship device's display. It's said to measure in at 5.7 inches with an eye-popping 1440p resolution and a pixel density of 515 PPI.

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2 years ago

Qualcomm to begin mass production of Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 810/808 coming later this year

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Qualcomm has announced that it will start mass production of its eight-core SoC, the Snapdragon 615, soon. At an event held in Shenzhen, China, Qualcomm revealed that the Snapdragon 810/808 would also be available before the end of 2014.

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2 years ago

Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

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Twitter is reportedly looking to acquire SoundCloud in what could be its biggest acquisition to date. According to Re/code, which cites sources familiar with the matter, SoundCloud's 250 million consumer base is a major motivator behind the deal.

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2 years ago

... and LG takes the lead in the Android Wear marketing race

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LG G Watch

Ah, the extremely rare Star Trek/Knight Rider/Inspector Gadget trifecta. Well played, LG. Well played.

Your move, Motorola.

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2 years ago

GroupMe for Android picks up major update, adds direct messages and more

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Fans of GroupMe are going to be pretty excited. The app has been updated for Android to version 5.0. The last big update, version 4.0, introduced a complete redesign and more. Version 5.0 is now available to download, let's check out what's new.

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2 years ago

Gmail for Android updated with save to Drive feature, better RTL language support, and more

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Google has updated the Android Gmail app, and have begun the release today. Over the next few days everyone will see an update that brings a few new features — like the ability to save to Google Drive and better support for right-to-left languages. Read on for the full list of changes.

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2 years ago

Klout now available for Android

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Starting today, you can grab the official Klout app for Android. Klout is a popular service that provides social media analytics to rank users according to influence. Klout landed on iOS early last month with an updated app and is now giving Android users an app for the first time.

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