New Motorola Google smartphone said to be a “game changer”

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With the Google / Motorola acquisition that took place oh-so-long ago, it’s been slow going for awhile. Many expected to see devices almost right out of the gate, but mum has been the only word thus far, aside from a few off-hand patents and rumors – definitely nothing concrete. ...

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18 Android apps for credit cards and banking institutions

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So you’re new to Android and looking to manage your finances a bit with that new phone. Did you know that your bank or credit card likely has an official app?  Yep – in most cases the apps are really convenient to have and provide more than basic account help. Most of the following ...

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Get this look for your Android smartphone: Now 2.0

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Get the Google Now look on your desktop with these 4 apps!

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Samsung’s ‘Project J’ may be a series of 3 new devices

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While it’s been known for awhile the Project J is a Samsung thing, the rumors were that it was the codename for the Galaxy S IV. However, once that name was actually revelaed as Altius, the rumor mill went quiet on project J – until now. While details are still being thrown around, ...

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Android 4.2.2 update rolling out for Nexus 7, 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus devices

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If you’ve got one of the more recent Nexus devices, chances are you’ll want to hit up the update menu in your settings. The rollout for 4.2.2 to Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and GSM Galaxy nexus phones has started. While the update doesn’t seem to include the Nexus 4 (strangely), we can ...

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PadPivot NST review

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Spend a lot of time with your 7-inch tablet on your lap or next to you during those marathons of The Walking Dead? Maybe you’ve got an office desk at which you spend half your day. You should consider picking up a PadPivot NST. The PadPivot NST is essentially a lap stand and a mini... Read More

Review: BaconReader – The Reddit app you’ve always wanted

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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on Reddit. Huge, copious, generally relationship-ending amounts of time. (I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my wife for not just marrying me, but also my Reddit addiction.) Now, let’s be honest with ourselves – fueling ...

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What we expect: HTC M7

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As one of the most rumored and anticipated devices of the year, the HTC M7 is expected to make its formal debut on February 19 at a joint press event in New York and London. The HTC M7 has been the source of many Android rumors over the last couple of months and looks to... Read More

Google Now gets spotlighted in new Nexus 4 commercial [video]

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If you watched the Grammys last night, chances are you saw LG / Google’s new commercial for the Nexus 4. The commercial had a slightly unexpected guest of honor: Google Now. The entire commercial was filled with people using Now to check schedules, train schedules, translate words, get ...

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Product Highlight: SEIDIO VITREO for Samsung Galaxy S III

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Forget plastic screen protectors… Seidio’s new tempered glass screen protector, the VITREO, is the ultimate product to safeguard the Samsung Galaxy S III. Stamped with a 9H hardness rating- you can be confident your screen won’t get scratched.  Tapered edges provide a sleek look and bolsters ...

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Google Nexus 4 sells over 1 million since it was launched

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Over at XDA-Developers, the brains of the operation have found a way to keep track of the total number of Nexus 4 devices sold. At the beginning of last month, the Nexus 4 had sold about 400,000 units, but as of this month, that number has more than doubled to over 1 million total Google... Read More

Analysis shows Android makes up 70% of smartphones in Q4

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Canalys, a company that has made a living doing analytics, has released some new information concerning the penetration of Android into the smartphone market. According to their research, not only did Android make up 70% of the new smartphone device market that shipped in Q4, but 34% of all new ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android games and apps worth exploring (Feb 7)

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Fifteen games and apps we've come to enjoy over the last few weeks.

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Sony Xperia SP shown next to Xperia V cousin in leaked pics

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The rumored and oft-leaked “HuaShan” device from Sony has now been said to have a new name, the Xpreia SP, and has shown itself off in some leaked pictures. The device is said to have: 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU 1GB of RAM 4.5-inch 720p resolution screen The pics were ...

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Chromebook Pixel completely designed by Google with touchscreen, 2560×1700 resolution leaks on video

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In a new drool-worthy leaked video, we’re seeing some leaked info on the Chromebook Pixel. The notebook is entirely designed by Google, and features a 2560×1700 resolution, as well as a full touchscreen, and – by the renders – looks quite sexy. While the video is a lot of ...

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