Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

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Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry the 3rd and 4th largest carriers in the United States, is certain to face heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice. As ...

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Google’s Ingress to become a platform for augmented reality games

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Augmented reality games are really cool, and I remember when I used to play one on a Nokia a long time ago, but the way technology is moving forward, the world of augmented reality is changed as well. Niantic Labs, a part of Google, developed an augmented reality game known as the Ingress. It ...

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Skype for Android updated, brings new features for tablet users

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Microsoft has decided to upgrade the famous video calling application Skype with some new features, and the version 4.5 is now available at the Google Play Store. There are crash and bug fixes for Nexus 5 and latest Samsung phones, but also there is some good news for tablet users. As ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 mini cleared FCC, codenamed as “Amami”

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Just a month ago, we ‘accidentally’ saw the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s on Sony’s website, and since then, we are waiting to hear more about it. However, it seems the mini version of the Xperia Z is around the corner as it cleared the FCC with a new codename – Sony ...

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12 Days of Giveaways: Win MOGA Hero Power Controller (UPDATED)

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Today marks the second day of our 12 Days of Giveaways promotion which sees us giving out all sorts of wonderful Android-related stuff. Okay, so there are some general smartphone-related things in the mix as well. Let’s get to it! Prize #1 MOGA Hero Power Controller, $10 Google Play Card ...

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Gmail improves security while rolling out image display changes

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According to the Gmail Blog, there has been a change in the way the Gmail app handles images. You may have noticed that, a lot of the time, an email with images will have the “Images are not displayed” message, with options on how to show them. Now, however, Google has changed how ...

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Cover exits closed beta for Google Play Store

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In the last year, there have been many launcher and lockscreen replacements for Android popping up and one of the most recent and popular is Cover. Cover, which for the last few months has an invite-only beta, is now out of closed beta and available for free in the Play Store. It’s an ...

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Nexus 5 now shipping with slightly altered physical appearance

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Over at XDA Developers forum, some new owners of the Nexus 5, and those that returned theirs for defects, are reporting that their devices are slightly different from those that originally shipped at launch. According to XDA member shinral, some devices had noisy buttons, a protruding SIM card ...

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RealPlayer Cloud streams local and cloud video to Chromecast

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It seems that when we announced about the 10 new apps with the ability to cast to Chromecast on Tuesday, we missed that one can also stream locally and cloud stored content to your TV. RealPlayer Cloud, which launched in September, now lets users watch their local and cloud videos on their TV ...

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How to get out of your wireless contract without paying a termination fee

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With the holidays coming up, more and more people are looking at getting new phones, and possibly even switching carriers. The trick with this, of course, is the fact that many people are tied down to a lengthy service contract with their providers. In other words, because they are under ...

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Google+ app for Android turns any photo into snowglobe

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A new update rolling out to Google+ for Android today lets users turn their photos into a virtual snowglobe. We’ve included a fun holiday gift in the new version of Google+ for Android launching today. Shake your device while viewing one of your photos, and watch the snow fall. Shake it again ...

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Google announces winners of the first annual ‘Players’ Choice Awards’

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For the past few weeks, users on Google Play have been able to vote for their favorite apps and games of 2013. Dubbed the rightful name of ‘Players’ Choice Awards’, the list boasts just that. These are some great apps and games that you’ve most likely heard before, and ...

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An HTC One 2 concept we could get behind

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HTC’s next flagship smartphone may be few months away but that doesn’t mean we have to sit around, poring over each little rumor. Nope, we can pretend we know what the device will look like and what features it will have under the hood. We were tipped today to a video (Cheers, ...

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New SwiftKey beta brings number key row and emoji

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SwiftKey, probably the most popular third-party keyboard for Android, has released a new beta. The new beta version 4.5 includes two major add-ons that have been being clamored for for a long time: emoji, and a dedicated number row. Emoji, the picture-based emoticon replacement that is hugely ...

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Dial up your inner Zack Morris with bluetooth accessory, The Brick

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If the cell phones of today are getting too light and thin for your liking, Binatone has just the device for you so you can relive the mobile glory days. The UK-based electronics company, which was founded 55 years ago, just announced a new accessory called “The Brick” that connects ...

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