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2 weeks ago

HP confirms plans to split up enterprise and PC divisions into two companies

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The rumors are true: HP has just announced that it plans to split itself up into two separate, and publicly traded, companies, with one focusing on its enterprise hardware, software and services, while the other will still offer its PC and printer products.

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2 weeks ago

Microsoft ending Skype domestic mobile and landline calls in India November 10

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People in India will soon not be able to use Microsoft's Skype service to make calls to local mobile phones and landlines. The company has quietly revealed, via an updated support website page, that all those kinds of calls will end on November 10 in that country.

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2 weeks ago

Adobe releases Creative Cloud preview, enabling you to manage files while on the move

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Adobe has released a Creative Cloud app preview for Android, enabling those with subscriptions to manage their files stored on the Adobe cloud. Think of it as online storage for your Adobe suite. It's a neat app to check out supported files stored on the account, and is open to everyone with the free membership plan (2GB allowance).

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2 weeks ago

Leaked renders of Samsung Galaxy A5 point to an imminent launch

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We saw Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A5 in leaked images yesterday, and today a few more images of the device have surfaced online, this time in the form of press renders. From the images, it is clear that Samsung is sticking to a similar design as the Galaxy Alpha.

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2 weeks ago

BBC iPlayer now stores your favorite shows for 30 days

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The BBC has updated its iPlayer service to now store 30 days' worth of content for viewers in the UK. In the past, the catch-up service was limited to 7 days for the majority of shows, making this quite the upgrade for those who found themselves frequently missing episodes.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Nexus 9: First leaked image emerges

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After months of rumors and leaks, we're now witnessing the first leaked images of what may be the upcoming Nexus 9. The image, leaked by @upleaks, features the Nexus branding as well as an HTC logo at the bottom and what appears to be a more squarish form factor than most Android slates.

In the top left there's a rear camera with LED flash, along with a couple of extra notches of unknown function. Down below is what appears to be a microUSB port. So nothing too shocking, but it lines up with what we're expecting to see from the upcoming Nexus tablet, which is likely to launch with Android L

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2 weeks ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Cookpad, Airbnb, Hulu Plus and more

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Apps!

See what apps the AC editors are checking out this week

So many apps. In fact, there are over 1,375,000 apps in Google Play alone right this very instant. That means two things — we're sure to find more than a few apps that we like, and we all can benefit from some word-of-mouth recommendations from folks we know and trust. Like the editors here at AC.

We live and breathe Android apps. It's not only fun, but it's our job to sort through them and separate the wheat from the chaff. Have a look at this week's wheat.

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2 weeks ago

Battle of the X's: Moto X 2014 versus 2013

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Battle of the X's

Comparing one of last year's best phones to its successor

We've had the new 2014 model Moto X from Motorola in our hands for a week or so now. Plenty of time to see how we are liking it (or not liking it — people have different wants and needs) and check out how it handles the things we want it to handle. Of course, we're not too surprised after the epic and informative review that Phil gave us, but still. We need it in our own hands to sort out all the little things.

Of course, what a lot of people need to know is how it matches up against the original Moto X. Everything inside is updated, there's a new form-factor and look on the outside, and the software still looks and feels a lot like the "pure" Android you'd find on a Nexus phone. That means plenty of us are thinking about upgrading from one X to the next.

Let's get these two together and see how they match up. See what's different, what's the same, and decide which one is for you.

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2 weeks ago

More photos of Samsung's A series phones reportedly surface

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It appears that we might have some new photos of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A5 and A3 devices. New pictures of the devices, which will reportedly take after the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, have apparently surfaced.

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2 weeks ago

From the Editor's Desk: Ask away ...

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Another Sunday morning at the airport, and I'm not feeling all that insightful this morning except to say this was a lot of fun, this wasn't fun at all, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what HTC and Sony have in store for us this week in New York.

So let's do something a little different today. I'm stuck on airplanes the next few hours and don't particularly feel like working or reading. Have something you want to ask? Ask away in the comments. Android, otherwise, whatever. Ask away.

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2 weeks ago

Netflix rolls out enhanced visual searching in latest update

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Netflix has today published an update for the official Android app, rolling out enhanced visual search results and enabling subscribers to manage their profiles from within the app. The official app itself opens up a world of streaming for those on smartphones and tablets and offers unlimited viewing of the vast collection of movies and TV shows.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Nexus 9 appears at the FCC seeking approval

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The rumors of HTC planning to unveil a new tablet have been heavy for many months now but with HTC's Double Exposure event being held on October 8th in New York, we might be closer to finally seeing it released. Earlier, NVIDIA was forced to unveil details of the tablet as part of its lawsuit filed against Samsung and Qualcomm and now, the FCC has dropped some small but still relevant details as well.

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e review

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ThinkPad Yoga 11e

Lenovo's latest convertible Chromebook could be the one you're looking for

We're starting to see new Chromebooks explode onto retail shelves, and presumably the sales figures are still climbing as well or they wouldn't be there. There are some really great budget options that bring an experience that plenty of people both enjoy and find suitable for their needs, but what is lacking is that mid-range model that brings a little more without being a ridiculously priced Pixel.

If you're on the lookout for something a little more premium than some of the other offerings, and aren't afraid to spend just a little more (about $450 at the time of this writing) Lenovo wants to talk with you. The new ThinkPad Yoga 11e may be just what you're looking for.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in efforts to further reduce costs

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While Sprint maintains their position as the third largest carrier in the U.S., they announced on Friday that they will be laying off an unspecified number of management and nonmanagement jobs this month in efforts to further reduce costs.

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2 weeks ago

Redbox Instant video streaming service to shut down after October 7

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Redbox Instant, the video streaming service that launched as a joint venture of DVD kiosk company Redbox and Verizon, will abruptly shut down its service at the end of the day of October 7, in a rather quick end for a service that was meant to challenge rivals like Netflix.

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