Create simple yet gorgeous gradient wallpapers with Mixt [App of the Day]

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Looking to add a nice, minimal wallpaper to your Android and really dig the gradient effect? Today’s app recommendation makes that drop dead simple. No, we’re not talking about a bundle of predesigned wallpapers that somebody else put together. This free app lets you pick and choose ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored with Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU

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New rumors surfacing this week suggest the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could feature a Quad HD display and quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. According to SamMobile, the U.S. version of the device may boast the cutting-edge Qualcomm chip while other markets might get a new Exynos (5433) ...

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Honeywell debuts Lyric, the smart thermostat with Android operability

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Honeywell has introduced its latest smart thermostat, the gorgeously simple Nest-like Lyric. Set to hit retailers in August, the $279 device is already being offered through professional heating and cooling contractors. As you might have already guessed, the Lyric can be controlled via your ...

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Amazon Kindle app update adds professional narration to existing books

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So you’ve got yourself a number of books that you’re reading at home and/or at work on lunch break. The problem, as you see it, is that you’d like to listen to these book in the car or on the train while you heading to and from home. Amazon has your back and has today ...

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Boost Mobile calls up waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon

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Boost Mobile on Monday added a new smartphone to its portfolio with the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon. Set to arrive on June 17 with a $149.99 price tag, it’s an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device designed to withstand drops, dust, water, and shocks. Thanks to its MilSpec 810G rating the phone ...

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Motorola schedules 24 hour “Try Then Buy” promotion for Moto X on June 9

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Been on the fence over whether to pick up a Moto X smartphone? This Monday is the day you’ve been waiting for; Motorola is going to let you try one out before you buy it. Called “Try Then Buy”, it’s a 24 hour promotion through Motorola’s website which lets users ...

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T-Mobile unveils ‘Underground’ portal with limited-stock devices for true enthusiasts

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Are you the type of smartphone enthusiast that likes to hunt down rare and unique models? Maybe you were one of the first people on the block to have a white smartphone – back when that was tough to come by. T-Mobile knows there are plenty of folks like you so that’s why they ...

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NVIDIA unveils Tegra K1-powered Project Tango tablet

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NVIDIA on Thursday unveiled its Project Tango Developers’ Kit, which centers around a 7-inch Tegra K1-powered tablet. Packing 129 programmable GPU cores, it’s easily one of the most powerful devices of its kind and holds the keys to the future of mobile computing. In addition to ...

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Barnes & Noble turns to Samsung for latest NOOK

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Barnes & Noble has turned to Samsung for its latest version of the Nook experience, reports the two companies. Arriving in August, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will be a 7-inch device which will be sold online and at the nearly 700 stores across the country. “Partnering with Samsung ...

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NVIDIA Shield successor spied at FCC

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A successor to the NVIDIA Shield could soon find its way into the hands of gamers and multimedia entertainment lovers, according to new findings. A filing from the FCC for a very Shield-like device known as the P2570 has been spotted, leading many to assume the second-gen portable console is ...

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Cricket Wireless dials up $50 LG Optimus L70TM

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Cricket Wireless on Wednesday announced the upcoming availability of a low-cost LG smartphone. Due Friday, June 6, the LG Optimus L70TM is an Android 4.4 KitKat experience with a 4.5-inch IPS display. Powered by a dual-core processor, the phone features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1GB RAM, and ...

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T-Mobile offering new tablets and $100 discounts

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T-Mobile on Wednesday announced a promotion which will see the Un-carrier discounting tablets by $100 for a limited time. Available today, and running through June 15, customers can pick up models such as the 4G LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The Samsung tablet can be had ...

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Motorola updates Moto G, Moto X, Moto E with Android 4.4.3

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Motorola this week commenced the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for a number of its smartphones. This week we begin rolling out to: Moto X T-Mobile users Moto G users who bought online in the U.S. (includes Moto G 4G LTE) and at retail in Brazil Moto E users who bought online in the U.S. For... ...

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Secret: get things off your chest with anonymous social sharing [App of the Day]

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You’ve got a lot of stuff running around in your head that you need to get out, right? The problem is, sometimes the stuff we want to say isn’t exactly fit for our friends and loved ones to hear. But, as many of us know, the truth can set us free. That’s the premise behind... ...

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Instagram 6.0 arrives with enhanced photo editing tools

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Instagram on Tuesday announced a brand new 6.0 release of its mobile apps, bringing many new photo editing options. Not new filters, mind you, but actual photo editing and retouching capabilities. From brightening up a photo of your dinner party to better capturing the warmth of a sunset ...

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