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2 weeks ago

Black Friday 2014 was a day for Britain to forget

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A new tradition off to a bad start

Black Friday didn't used to be a thing in the UK. Just like Thanksgiving is just a normal Thursday to us, the following day traditionally was just any other Friday. Then it began to creep in. In 2013 a few retailers jumped on the bandwagon, led by the Walmart-owned Asda. Then came this year.

Unbelievable.

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2 weeks ago

Official Twitter app gets new filters, updated filter UI

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Though Twitter initially unveiled its take on photo filters back in 2012, the implementation was arguably clumsy. Today, the company rolled out an update to its official app that offers up a more streamlined view for choosing among different shades and hues for your social-bound photos.

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2 weeks ago

Motorola Update Services app updated to prep 2013 Moto G for Lollipop

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Motorola is now pushing out an update to the Motorola Update Services app on Google Play to the first generation Moto G smartphone. With the updated Motorola Update Services, users of the 2013 Moto G will be ready for when Motorola pushes out Android 5.0 Lollipop and the company advises all users to "accept this update" on their compatible devices.

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2 weeks ago

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets HD voice, bloatware in update

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AT&T has started rolling out an over-the-air firmware update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but at the moment there's no changelog available from AT&T. (Update: Yes there is! Keep reading.) The new firmware version is N910AUCU1BNK3.

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2 weeks ago

Earn up to $50 in Amazon credit when you buy a Sonos speaker

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Amazon is running a promotion on Sonos speakers where the online retailer will give you up to $50 in store credit depending on the speaker model. For the promotion, Amazon shoppers must choose a Sonos speaker that is sold and shipped by Amazon. The amount of the credit varies with the Play:1 netting you $20 while the pricier Playbar or Sonos Sub will earn you $50 in credit.

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2 weeks ago

Misfit gets $40 million in funding from smartphone maker Xiaomi, others

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Wearables maker Misfit nabbed funding from an unlikely source today. Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, participated in a round of funding for the wearables company that saw Misfit bringing in a total of $40 million dollars in new funding, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

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2 weeks ago

Kabam to publish Marvel Comics super-hero mobile RPG in the fall of 2015

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Mobile game developer and publisher Kabam will be working with Marvel Comics on an all new super-hero role-playing game that will be released for Android and other platforms sometime in the fall of 2015.

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2 weeks ago

Office files in Gmail attachments can now be converted and edited with Google Drive

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Gmail web users now have a new and nifty feature to access if they get a lot of Microsoft Office files as email attachments. Google has now set up a way for those files to be converted and edited directly from Gmail via Google Drive.

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2 weeks ago

Fly Delta 3.0 gives the airline's Android app a much-needed makeover

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Fly Delta 3.0

Everything you need to fly is now in one convenient place

Delta Air Lines today has pushed out version 3.0 of its Fly Delta app, bringing with it a much-needed visual refresh. You've now got a handy "Today" feature (tucked in a standard drawer along with a bunch of other shortcuts you'll want to use) that puts everything you need for a day of flying in one place. That means no more clicking through to your trip, and finally to your boarding pass. You'll be able to check in, check or change your seat, and track your bags all from one place. One swipe to the right will show you your arriving and connecting information. You'll be able to see all this once you're within the 24-hours-from-takeoff window.

(And, of course, the Fly Delta app is still 100 percent compatible with Android Wear, even if your airport isn't.)

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2 weeks ago

Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

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Twitter will soon be offering offering all users of its social network some new features and tools that will enable them to report abusive activity faster, along with a new page that shows which Twitter accounts a user has blocked.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile will sell the 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S starting Dec. 10 for $649

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T-Mobile is the latest wireless carrier in the US to announce it will sell the LTE 10.5-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet. It will go on sale December 10 both online and in T-Mobile's retail stores for $649.92.

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2 weeks ago

Peggle Blast brings more peg-popping challenges to Android

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Peggle Blast is the latest installment in the Peggle series from PopCap and EA, bringing more peg-popping fun to mobile. Blast has new challenges, new Peggle masters, and new obstacles to let you test your skills.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint offers to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half

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Sprint has fired its latest salvo against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. It is offering to chop the bill prices for customers of both carriers by half in a new promotion that begins on Friday, December 5.

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2 weeks ago

Humble Crescent Moon Bundle adds more games for a cheap price

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Last week, the newest Humble Mobile Bundle collected a bunch of Crescent Moon Games for Android devices under its popular "pay what you want" model. Now even more games have been added to this collection for people who pay more than the average price.

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2 weeks ago

SkyBell releases a successor to its smart doorbell with improved Wi-Fi performance

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SkyBell version 2.0 has just been released, enabling home owners to purchase the smart doorbell successor that hooks up to your Wi-Fi network and to a supported smartphone or tablet. Gone were the days of checking who is at the front door. With SkyBell installed, all you need to do is go through the app and use the built-in camera and speaker to communicate with whoever appears to be on your property. This second version of the doorbell brings a better camera and improved wireless performance.

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