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1 week ago

Samsung goes into cost-cutting mode, to reduce smartphone portfolio by 30 percent in 2015

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In a bid to combat falling profits, Samsung has announced that it will reduce the number of smartphone models it will sell in 2015. That number will be anywhere between 25 and 30 percent, according to head of investor relations Robert Yi.

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1 week ago

How to take a screenshot on the Motorola Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo

The quickest and easiest way to get your point across in a message can often be a screenshot. We've seen some pretty interesting ways to take them over the years, with different swipe gestures, button combinations and voice controls ... but luckily the Droid Turbo isn't doing anything funky. Though it has hardware capacitive navigation keys below the screen, it uses the same button combination as the Moto X to take screenshots.

Just press and hold both the power key and the volume down key for two seconds and the phone will capture a picture of the entire screen. You'll then get a notification indicating that a screenshot was captured — tapping it will take you into the gallery where you can edit or share it.

More: Read our Motorola Droid Turbo review

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1 week ago

Intel set to merge struggling mobile business with PC chips division

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Intel is gearing up to merge its mobile phone and tablet divisions with its PC chip-making division, Bloomberg reported today. The move comes in the wake of Intel's struggle to maintain a profit in the mobile sector while operating its tablet and mobile phone businesses at a loss.

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1 week ago

Moto X 2013 Developer Edition promotion takes price down to $230

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If you want an Android phone and don't want to break your budget, a deal has popped up on eBay for the unlocked Developer Edition of last year's Moto X. The 2013 Moto X with a woven white rear shell could be had now for just $229.99 on eBay, a 54 percent discount from the $500 list price for the phone. The device comes with free shipping in the U.S. and no contract is required with the unlocked deal.

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1 week ago

Google Play Services 6.5 brings some nifty new features to your favorite Google apps

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Google has announced today that it will soon be rolling out Google Play services 6.5, bringing some snazzy new features to Google Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit for developers using those tools in their apps.

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1 week ago

You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

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Have you ever found yourself wishing you could instantly send cash to your friends with the same service you use to send ephemeral pictures? Well you're in luck because Snapchat has announced a new feature today called 'Snapcash.' The new service will allow you to instantly send money to your friends by simply entering the dollar amount into a message on Snapchat and tapping the send button.

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1 week ago

Google Keep adds Material Design and note sharing

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A new update for Google Keep is rolling out that brings that snazzy new Material Design to the note app. Keep also now lets you share notes with others, letting you collaborate on things like grocery lists and work projects.

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1 week ago

Amazon fire sale knocks $140 off of last year's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Amazon is taking $140 off of the price of the previous generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, taking the $399 retail price down to $259 in today's daily deal. If you're interested in last year's HDX 8.9, the tablet comes with an 8.9-inch pixel-dense 2560 X 1600-pixel display, quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU, and access to Amazon's digital services along with Amazon's UI skin on top of Android.

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1 week ago

Super! is a new quasi-social network built around caption-prompted photos

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In case you didn't think you had a reason for another photo-oriented social network on your Android smartphone (hello, Instagram, Imugr, 500px, et al), there's a new one from serial entrepreneur and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: Super!

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1 week ago

AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15GB for the price of 10GB

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Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5GB bringing the shareable data bucket to 15GB.

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1 week ago

Target's Android app will map out in-store Black Friday deals next week

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Target is getting ready for Black Friday 2014 with an upcoming Android app update in the Google Play Store that will enable customers to view in-store maps with the locations of all of their major sales items during that massive holiday purchasing event.

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1 week ago

Tilt 2 Live: Gauntlet's Revenge gives you all the tilting action you could want

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Tilt 2 Live: Gauntlet's Revenge is the latest tilt obstacle game from One Man Left. The game uses the accelerometer in your device to let you navigate levels, dodging obstacles and hazards, and enemies along the way, and you can calibrate the controls to fit your style.

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1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 17

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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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1 week ago

Uber teams with Spotify to let you ride with your music

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Spotify has teamed up with Uber to let you ride with your music. Now rolling out in beta, Uber will let you choose what music you listen to during your ride when you connect your Spotify account. Because it's in beta, the service will only work in certain cities with select drivers.

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1 week ago

What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

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Still waiting on your Android 5.0 update? Here's what's up ...

Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for your Nexus device! Sort of! But definitely! Factory images are available for flashing over fastboot. Over-the-air-update file locations are known, and we can sideload at will. Code has been released to AOSP.

So why hasn't your Nexus device actually seen an Android 5.0 update yet? And is it time to freak out?

Not hardly. Let's discuss a little.

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