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5 days ago

BlackBerry Messenger gets Material Design overhaul, new Privacy and Control Subscription

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BlackBerry Messenger's latest update brings along with it an all new Material Design, along with a number of new privacy settings and controls. Beyond the visual overhaul, BlackBerry has added a new Privacy and Control Subscription to BBM, which replaces the existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscription.

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5 days ago

A quick look at the Qmadix X Series LITE for LG G4

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Care for a dose of dual layers that still keep your LG G4 on the slim side? The X Series LITE case serves it up nicely.

The fine folks over at Qmadix sent us their popular hybrid case for the LG G4 for a test run, and after week of doing its duty, we were pleasantly surprised of the extra grip it provided next its protective design that left little to worry about in the case of a drop.

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5 days ago

Microsoft will end support for older Outlook.com Android app on July 31

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Microsoft recently launched a new version of its Outlook email app for Android. However, with that launch comes the retirement of the older Outlook.com app. The company has been sending out emails to customers informing them that support for the older app will end on July 31.

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5 days ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update

With June coming to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update! Keep reading as I take you on a quick tour around our network for all the latest from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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5 days ago

Grab a Moto 360 from Woot for as low as $149 today only

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The online discount site, Woot.com, has some big savings on the Moto 360 today, dropping the price down to as low as $149. This offer, which is good for today — June 26 — only, scores you a champagne Moto 360 with cognac leather band for $149, or the natural and dark metal options for $179.

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5 days ago

ZTE launches the Maven on AT&T, Sonata 2 on Cricket Wireless

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ZTE is has launched two new smartphones in the US today, the ZTE Maven and ZTE Sonata 2. The former is on AT&T, while the Sonata 2 is heading to Cricket Wireless. Both smartphones are affordable handsets, offering yet more choice for those looking for a sweet deal on a brand new mobile device.

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5 days ago

Snapdragon 820 may feature 3.0GHz Kyro CPU cores manufactured at Samsung

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Qualcomm is moving back to custom CPU cores — called Kyro — in the Snapdragon 820, with a new report out of South Korea stating that the 64-bit cores will be clocked at 3.0GHz.

Samsung is said to manufacture the SoC, which Qualcomm revealed during the unveil of the Snapdragon 820 would be built on a "leading-edge FinFET process." Samsung switched to a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process this year with the latest-generation Exynos SoC, which is used in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

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5 days ago

Netflix gift cards are now available in the UK

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Netflix has launched its own gift card in the UK, introducing a new way for consumers to enjoy content without having to fork out for a monthly subscription.

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5 days ago

Huawei rolls out Android 5.1 beta test to the Honor 6 in France, UK and Germany

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Ahead of the full-fledged Android 5.1 rollout for the Honor 6, Huawei is soliciting feedback in the form of a beta test in France, UK and Germany.

One hundred registered customers in the Honor Club will be eligible to participate, with Huawei asking interested users to answer why they would like to be in the beta test. Those that get in to the soak test will be able to test-drive Android 5.1 atop Huawei's EMUI 3.1 on their Honor 6, and share feedback with the manufacturer.

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5 days ago

Samsung UK says Lollipop update will not be hitting the Galaxy Ace 4

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Some bad news for Galaxy Ace 4 owners. It looks as though Samsung will not be rolling out Lollipop to your smartphone. Samsung UK confirmed the move in a response to a consumer asking about the update.

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5 days ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ launches in India for ₹55,900 ($870)

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Sony has launched its latest flagship, the Xperia Z3+, at an event in New Delhi for ₹55,900 ($870). The device is available in retail stores from today, with most major outlets already featuring signage promoting the phone.

The Xperia Z3+ is available in all four color variants — Black, White, Gold and Aqua Green, and Sony is bundling the UCH10 Quick Charger with the handset. You get a factory-installed screen protector as well, but you should probably get rid of that.

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5 days ago

Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

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Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

No more waiting. No more asking or thumb twiddling. Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is getting the Android 5.1 OTA right now. Motorola's David Schuster — who has been great about keeping us up to date with the progress — announced on Google+ that the flood gates have opened.

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6 days ago

Droid Turbo soak test beginning soon — Lollipop incoming?

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Don't want to get anyone's hopes up too high just yet (because bad intel and such), but invites are going out for a software soak test for the Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, a phone for which folks have been patiently waiting for Android 5.x Lollipop.

Update: Yep, Lollipop.

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6 days ago

Cyanogen announces final CyanogenMod 11 and 12 releases as focus shifts to 12.1

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Cyanogen is pushing the final snapshot releases of CyanogenMod 11 and 12 as they shift focus to CM12.1.

Cyanogen has announced that it is starting to push the final releases for CyanogenMod (CM) 11 and 12. With these final snapshot releases, CM development will shift towards CM12.1, based on Android 5.1, and a build based around Android M later down the road.

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6 days ago

Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now register to sell paid apps on Google play

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Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now publish paid apps to Google Play.

Google has expanded the ability to publish paid apps, as well as app with in-app purchases, on Google Play to developers in four new countries: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen.

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