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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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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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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White versions of Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini leaked for Verizon

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Popular Twitter leak account @evleaks has spilled the beans on a new variant of the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini on Verizon, which are supposedly about to be available in white. While both devices are already available in black and red, the white option is set to appeal to customers who ...

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Sprint blacklisting devices for MVNOs on November 15 – Report

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Sprint MVO PrepaYd Wireless sent out a notification to it’s customers that they will no longer be able to activate: HTC One and 8XT Kyocera Hydro Edge Motorola Moto X Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ATIV S Neo Galaxy S4 Galaxy Tab 3 L520 S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega ZTE Vital and N800 Awe Google ...

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Sprint set to launch HTC One Max on Nov 15

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Sprint is coming out with the HTC One Max, a hugely popular device for the Taiwanese manufacturer, this Friday for $249.99 with a 2 year agreement, or $25/month on the Sprint One Up service. The new device for Big Yellow includes: 5.9” full HD1080p display UltraPixel camera 3300mAh embedded ...

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SwiftKey updates Android app with new ‘Layouts for Living’, changes the game for mobile keyboards

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In lieu of the most recent Swype upgrade, Swiftkey has come out with a new version. They’ve taken the latest and greatest updates to the beta and added them into the official release. They’re dubbing the updates “Layouts for Living”, and it’s pretty spectacular. ...

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Verizon announces new budget-friendly Ellipsis 7 tablet for $250, ships November 7th

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Cost of tablets got you down? Verizon has an answer for you cost-conscious Android fanatics with their new Ellipsis 7 tablet. The carrier has announced their first self-branded Android tablet with the following specs: 7-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS screen 1.2GHz quad-core processor 8GB of expandable ...

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Android 4.3 and Galaxy Gear update schedule leaked for Galaxy S4, S4 Active, S3, and Note 2

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Android 4.3 is on the minds of a lot of users of pre-Note3 Galaxy devices. A schedule has now leaked and been twice-verified that shows the update schedule for Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 on all 4 major US carriers, and is as follows: This... Read More

Samsung fined $340M for shady internet campaign against HTC

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The FTC in Taiwan has confirmed that South Korean mobile giant Samsung has been fined $340 million for organizing an internet campaign against HTC. The campaign clearly violated FTC laws by praising Samsung smartphones while giving negative reviews to HTC devices, mainly through internet ...

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LG snags $2.75B in mobile revenue despite less profitable devices

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LG’s recent posting of their Q3 financial results are in, and they’re proving to be positive. As a whole, LG has pulled in $12.51 billion in revenues, which brings their money train to a total of $196.35 million in operating profit – a number that’s up 27% year-over-year ...

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Tesla Motors to add Android Emulator to vehicles

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During a recent speech in Germany, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked a question concerning apps development for the Model S. In response, he stated that the company plans to open up an Android emulator and include it in future models. This, according to Musk, would come after Tesla worked on ...

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New Sony phones could complete a wireless charge in an hour

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Wireless charging isn’t really anything too terribly cutting edge. Qi Adapters have been around for a year or two, and are available for a plethora of devices. Now, however, Sony is aiming to make wireless charging faster - much faster. As in, about an hour for a full charge. Sony’s ...

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LG G Pad 8.3 now available at BestBuy.com in black or white, coming to stores November 3

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Today, LG has announced their new tablet, the G Pad 8.3, is available at BestBuy.com for $349.99, with the device becoming available at Best Buy stores on November 3. According to the press release: As easy to handle as it is powerful, LG G Pad 8.3 features a large 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display ...

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Moto Maker now offers automatic transfer from iCloud to Google

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If you’re looking at coming to Android from an iPhone, then this could be of interest. Over at Moto Maker, where you can create and buy your own personalized Motorola Android device, there is now an option to automatically pull down your information from iCloud backups and transfer them ...

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