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2 weeks ago

Where to buy Pioneer Android Auto head units

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Android Auto is slowly making its way into new cars. But for many of us aftermarket units are going to be the way to go. Pioneer was first out of the gate with a trio of head units. Suggested retail prices range from around $700 to $1,400 from the low to high end, but we've already seen some pretty significant price drops.

Pioneer's three offered head units do Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirrorlink, and a laundry list of other apps and services. And here's a handy guide of where you can buy them.

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2 weeks ago

WifiMapper hooks you up with nearby free Wi-Fi hotspots

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WifiMapper is a new Android app from the OpenSignal team that will help you quickly and easily find the nearest free Wi-Fi hotspot. The app will show the best free hotspots, from local coffee shops to cafes and libraries. The OpenSignal team is using its own algorithm to recommend locations to users, and corrections can be made if the signal is no good, or you think the coffee is terrible.

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2 weeks ago

Pushbullet brings full SMS experience to your computer

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Pushbullet, the popular app which allows easy communication between your phone an computer, has brought a full SMS experience to the desktop. Previously, users could access single messages and send replies, but now they can view all the conversations from their phone. With this, you can now easily have full conversations with multiple contacts from your computer, and pick up right where you left off on your phone when you leave.

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2 weeks ago

Back and order the Remix Mini Android PC on Kickstarter for just $20

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The Remix Mini is a new Android-powered PC by Jide that has hit Kickstarter. Available from just $20, and that's to both back the project and order a unit for yourself, it's a new product that you can connect to supported screens and deploy a keyboard and mouse.

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2 weeks ago

Sonos PLAY:1 Tone Limited Edition speakers going on sale July 21 for $250

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The Sonos PLAY:1 wireless speaker family will soon get two new additions. The Sonos PLAY:1 Tone Limited Edition will be sold in black and white matte finishes but only 5,000 speakers of each color will be made available for sale on July 21 for $250.

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2 weeks ago

Amazon Prime Day sees the prices of Fire TV, Kindle and Fire HD 7 slashed

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Amazon Prime Day is well under way and you can grab some sweet deals on Fire TV, Kindle and the Kindle Fire HD 7. The retailer has its Fire TV Stick listed for just £20 in the UK, which is an absolute steal for anyone looking to turn a supported screen into a smart entertainment center. The Fire TV has also had its price reduced, and is now available for £59.

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2 weeks ago

Oppo's diamond-patterned Mirror 5 smartphone is now official

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Oppo has announced the Mirror 5, a smartphone with a unique back made up of reflective cut-glass segments designed to mimic the pattern of a diamond. Along with the interesting design, the 5-inch phone comes with ColorOS 2.1, Oppo's custom skin which is based on Android 5.1.

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2 weeks ago

More details on the Moto G (2015) surface, including a July 28 launch

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In addition to brining the Moto Maker customization tool to the Moto G (2015), Motorola will offer water resistance with the handset. The latest rumor states that the Moto G (2015) will come with IPx7 certification, with a possible launch date of July 28.

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2 weeks ago

Huawei-built Nexus rumored with 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 and fingerprint scanner

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Google has thus far partnered with Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola to create Nexus phones, and it looks like the search giant may be collaborating with Chinese vendor Huawei over the next Nexus. Adding weight to the reports we've seen in the past couple days, a tweet from serial leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) suggests that a Huawei-manufactured Nexus will be launching in the fourth quarter. What's more, Blass says it'll come with a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC with custom Kyro cores, metal body and a fingerprint scanner.

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2 weeks ago

HTC brings a new range of Desire phones to the U.S.

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HTC Desire 626

HTC today announced that it's bringing four new phones to the U.S. this month, all from its mid-range Desire lineup. That means a seamless polycarbonate construction, vivid colors and a design language that's decidedly HTC. Each is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, has a 2,000 mAh battery and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 626 and 626s specs

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The Desire 626 is the top end of the new mid-range that's coming to the U.S. It's actually split into two versions — the Desire 626 is destined for AT&T and Verizon — while the 626s brings the specs down just a tad with less storage and RAM and is headed to Sprint and its prepaid arms, as well as T-Mobile, Tracfone and Cricket.

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 526 specs

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The Desire 526 is the middle brother of the new mid-range family that's headed to the U.S. this year. It sports a 4.7-inch qHD display but otherwise is similar to the smaller Desire 520.

These are the full Desire 526 specs:

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2 weeks ago

HTC Desire 520 specs

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The HTC Desire 520 is the little brother of the latest family to make its way to the United States. It's an entry-level LTE phone destined for Cricket — and these are its complete official specs.

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2 weeks ago

Hands-on with the ZTE Axon Pro

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Axon Pro

Today in New York City we got our first look at the Axon Pro smartphone — a new spinoff from ZTE that brings high-end specs at a price that usually ends up with something a bit more mid-range. And mid-range (if we're lucky) is generally where we end up seeing ZTE phones in this part of the world.

Let's take a closer look.

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2 weeks ago

This week's sidebar poll: How do you chat with your friends and family?

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Google Hangouts

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch. What's your favorite?

A look through Google Play will quickly tell you that there literally hundreds and hundreds of different messaging apps and platforms to use on your Android. Each has their pros and cons, but a handful garner all the attention — and most of the users.

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