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3 days ago

Twitter makes policy changes to help combat abusive users

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Twitter has announced some changes in its policies, along with some revised enforcement options, designed to combat the abusive users of its social network.

The changes include expanding the definitions of Twitter's violent threats policy, along with more options for the company's service team to lock out accounts.

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T now getting its Lollipop update

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AT&T has started pushing Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, bringing many new features to the older device.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active owners on AT&T will be happy to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices. The update is around 1GB in size, and bumps the device up to Android 5.0. In this update are a number of changes, including Google's Material Design and more.

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3 days ago

Cruising with the iOttie Active Edge Bike and Bar Mount

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Bike mounts for your phone are useful, as long they're sturdy and don't block necessary ports and buttons.

Admittedly, it's been a few weeks since I'd taken my Trek Madone out for a lengthy spin. So, once we received the iOttie Active Edge Bike and Bar Mount in the store, that gave me a reason to test the waters on an accessory that I'd never used before. Now I'm wondering how I ever rode without one.

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3 days ago

BlackBerry introduces social enabled games in BBM Connect Games for Android

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Android BBM users can now share game achievements and more with their contacts thanks to BBM Connect Games.

While BBM is primarily a communication tool, it can do much more than just allow for users to engage in a conversation. Balancing the work-play life is something that BlackBerry has focused on for a long time, and now they have introduced BBM Connect Games.

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3 days ago

Big Android BBQ 2015 takes place October 22-23, ticket pre-orders begin now

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The 2015 Big Android BBQ will take place October 22-23 in Hurst, TX.

Heading back to Hurst, TX again, the Big Android BBQ will take place this year on October 22-23. The Big Android BBQ is an annual event in which Android fans get together to geek out, attend various development sessions and much more.

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4 days ago

Sony's Xperia Z4 is the flagship nobody asked for

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Xperia Z4

Sony's latest high-end phone, announced for the Japanese market, is a bizarre non-upgrade that does no favors for the company or its customers.

Let's talk about the Sony Xperia Z4. The Japanese electronics giant announced the latest in its line of premium Z-series smartphones recently for its home market. And it's fair to say the popular reaction to the device has fallen somewhere between bewilderment and outright derision. Consumers and critics alike seem confused as to why this phone exists, questioning the priorities Sony's taken with what appears to be its early-2015 flagship.

With questionable hardware priorities and no word of any global launch, it's a bizarre turn for Sony, coming as the company looks to restructure and streamline its smartphone offerings and focus primarily on the high end of the market. The Xperia Z4 can boast only a couple of meaningful improvements over its six-month-old predecessor, and in one or two important areas it may actually be a regression from the Z3.

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4 days ago

Black Widow has arrived on the S6 Theme Store

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The original cast of Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers have officially been assembled, if only in Galaxy S6 theme form.

It seemed a little odd when thumbing through Samsung's shiny new Theme Store for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to find a single Avenger missing from the special Marvel section at the top of the app, but it appears she was just running a little behind. The Black Widow theme has been added to the list, and if Samsung's official announcement is any indicator this completes the list of Avengers that will appear in the store before Age of Ultron hits theaters.

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4 days ago

Qualcomm reportedly planning to use Samsung's fab to manufacture the Snapdragon 820

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Qualcomm is to enlist Samsung to manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor. Qualcomm will look to take advantage of Samsung's thinner 14-nanometer wiring for its CPU.

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4 days ago

Moto E 2015 with LTE now available in India for ₹7,999

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Available exclusively in the country via Flipkart, Motorola's Moto E 2015 with LTE is ideal for those looking for 4G connectivity on a budget.

Motorola launched the 3G variant of the Moto E 2015 in India last month for ₹6,999 ($110), and is now offering the 4G-enabled version at a slightly higher price of ₹7,999 ($127).

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4 days ago

Samsung's latest advert for the Galaxy S6 is all about its charging capabilities

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Samsung is highlighting the several charging options available for the Galaxy S6, calling the device the "smartphone of your dreams."

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4 days ago

Sony unveils new sound bars and A/V receivers with support for Google Cast

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Sony took the wraps off of a new line of sound bars and A/V receivers today, some of which come with support for Google Cast right on board.

In all, two of the sound bars and both A/V receivers that Sony unveiled today support Google Cast, enabling users to push audio content directly to them from a compatible device.

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4 days ago

Latest LG G4 teaser touts the professional merits of its F1.8 shooter

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LG continued its G4 teaser push today with a new video that puts the focus on that F1.8 lens.

The teaser follows photographer Colby Brown as he uses the G4 to capture some pretty great images. Along the way, Brown touts the camera's ability to capture accurate colors and reduce noise in dark environments.

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4 days ago

Republic Wireless to begin testing plans that could give customers data refunds

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Republic Wireless is going to begin testing new plans with its customers under the name Maestro that could give some customers refunds if they don't use all of their data.

The project is under the wireless carrier's Republic Labs division, which offers some customers a chance to beta test new plans and services.

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4 days ago

How to change the home screen app grid size on the Galaxy S6

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A big reason for choosing a new launcher is to increase the density of the app grid — now the Galaxy S6 lets you do it, too.

Samsung added the ability to move from a standard 4x4 app grid to a larger 4x5 or even 5x5 within its stock launcher, and it's super easy to do as well. While you'll still have to go to another launcher if you want something more advanced, if you just need to get a little higher information density the stock launcher has you covered — let us show you how it's done.

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4 days ago

About that Qualcomm 4G sticker on your Galaxy S6

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Depending on which carrier you got your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from, you might have noticed a familiar sticker at the top.

One of the more important details surrounding the launch of Samsung's flagship duo was the decision to go all-in on their Exynos processors for this generation. After years of using Qualcomm for some versions and Exynos for others, the unified release is a big deal for Samsung. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on shelves now, several users have pointed out a sticker that reads "Qualcomm 4G" on the top edge of the device. We've got one here on the Verizon Wireless variant of the S6 edge, but not on the T-Mobile variant. This doesn't mean there's a Snapdragon hiding under the glass of the VZW S6 phones, but it does mean Samsung licensed some things from Qualcomm in order to ensure everything works as intended.

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