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1 week ago

Leaked specs of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A7 reveal high-end hardware

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Samsung already launched two devices in the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, and now it looks like the vendor is set to launch its third offering, the Galaxy A7. Alleged specs of the handset leaked by SamMobile show that Samsung is targeting the high-end market with the upcoming smartphone.

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1 week ago

With a thickness of just 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max makes your phone look chunky

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Step aside, Oppo R5. Vivo has just announced a super-thin smartphone that clocks in at just 4.75mm. The X5 Max is the latest handset to compete for the title of world's thinnest smartphone, and judging images and details shared by the manufacturer, it's clear to see just how thin the Max X5 is.

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1 week ago

First episode of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' series lands on Android

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If you're anything like us, you cannot get enough of Game of Thrones.The fifth season of the hit HBO show won't be debuting for a while, but that doesn't mean you can't get your Westeros fix from other avenues. Telltale is here to assist in doing just that by launching the first episode of its Game of Thrones series on Android.

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1 week ago

Notification emails go out for Google's $19 million refund for in-app purchases

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Google Play refund notices are being sent out to customers as a result of Google's $19 million minimum settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If your Google Play account was charged between March 1, 2011 and November 18, 2014 as a result of unauthorized in-app purchases made by young children, you can apply for a refund through Google.

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1 week ago

Google Cardboard app 'Jack White: Third-D' places you in the middle of a concert

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A new virtual reality app titled Jack White: Third-D has just hit the Google Play store that will place Google Cardboard wearers in the middle of a Jack White concert from wherever they are located. The experience will also be hitting the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift in the future as well.

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1 week ago

Google Plus adds new options for gender identity

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Google is making it easier for those who don't identify themselves within the bounds of "male" or "female" on Google Plus. Rachael Bennet, a Google software engineer, announced via the social network that there are now more options for listing one's gender on their profile.

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1 week ago

This week's sidebar poll: Did a large phone replace your small tablet?

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Phones keep getting bigger and bigger. Some of us love the idea, some of us don't, but it seems nothing will stop or slow down the race to be the biggest. Samsung got in early, with the genius idea that is the Galaxy Note. Whoever had that vision certainly deserves a huge raise, and office with a corner, and a company car. Now we see big phones from everyone — including Google and Apple.

We have a little on-going AC Editor hangout that we use for sharing silly pictures, making coarse jokes, and even getting a tiny bit of work done. The question of having a phone big enough to replace a small tablet, yet small enough to be portable, is something that we've actually discussed between the memes and jokes. We've even visited it on the blog a time or two.

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1 week ago

Sprint MVNO Ting to support GSM starting in February 2015

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Ting, the MVNO that currently runs on Sprint's network, made a curious little announcement today. In a rather epic video on YouTube (as epic as SIM cards can get, anyway), Ting announced that it will support GSM phones starting in February 2015.

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1 week ago

Moto 360 ad shows off connectivity with Tinder

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Motorola is debuting a new ad for its Moto 360 smartwatch as part of its "A Watch for Our Times" campaign. Highlighting symmetry and design, the latest spot features an architect wearing what appears at first glance to be a regular classic watch, but the piece goes on to show an Android Wear notification for the dating app and service Tinder.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

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It looks like T-Mobile is pushing forward with its un-carrier initiative with a new family package that offers unlimited everything for a base cost of $100 for two lines. Each additional line will run you $40 extra per line. Overall, at $180 for 4 lines, the package deal would end up saving you $40 per month over building the plan yourself, which would set you back $220 per month.

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1 week ago

Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

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It looks like Google is looking to spice up your searches on Chrome for Android. According to a Google Plus post by Google developer Ilya Grigorik, a new feature should be rolling out that speeds up searches by 100 to 150 milliseconds.

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1 week ago

Sega's Google Play sale takes popular titles down to $0.99

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Sega is offering a few of its classic titles for just $0.99 per game as part of the Google Play weekly sale, including Virtua Tennis Challenge, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Jump, After Burner Climax, and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. If you're looking for some fun on your phone or are itching to re-live some of the classics from Sega's collection, you have until Thursday, December 11 to take advantage of the deal.

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1 week ago

Project Ara's Spiral 2 printed circuit board prototype is put on display

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Google showed off an image today of one of its printed circuit boards created for the Spiral 2 prototype of Project Ara, its modular smartphone project that its ATAP division has been developing for some time.

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1 week ago

The Best Verizon Phones

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We’re compiling the very best Verizon phones across all platforms, so you can take a quick look at a glance, and find more information easily. Whether you’re a long-time Verizon subscriber, or you’re switching and want to find out what’s available at a glance, this should help you out.

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1 week ago

Dropbox's Carousel now helps you recover space on your device

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Dropbox's Carousel app now helps you reclaim space on your device. The app will also make it easier to browse through your older photos with the upcoming Flashback feature.

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