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    Facebook’s Nearby Friends announced for mobile
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature that will allow mobile device users to share ...

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    Sony schedules multiple Xperia Z models for 4.4.2 updates
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according ...

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    Google dangles $100k carrot for Project Ara developers
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just ...

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    Looking for the longest lasting battery experience for your smartphone? Here’s the top devices

    A smartphone that doesn’t last a day in the 21st century isn’t a smartphone worth ...

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    Toshiba envisions Project Ara as wearables, too
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    There’s no denying that Project Ara is an exciting project and one that will undoubtedly change ...

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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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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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Instagram announces Direct, for sending photos and videos to friends

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Instagram just announced a new feature for their popular image and video-sharing service, and they’re calling it Instagram Direct. In essence, it works the same way as posting a photo or video to Instagram, except that users can select specific people or groups of people to see it. ...

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Sprint Moto X becomes last to receive Android 4.4 KitKat, update rolling out now

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After watching Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Moto X users get their Android 4.4 updates, it appears that Sprint users are finally joining the club. Reports are coming in that Moto X devices on Sprint’s network began receiving OTA KitKat updates today, and the rollout is expected to ...

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Amazon now lets users send Amazon Coins as gifts

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Amazon on Thursday introduced a new option which should help spur additional downloads of Android games and apps – and developer revenue. Starting today, you can buy Amazon Coins as gifts for friends and family members. These coins, which have been around for much of 2013, can be used to ...

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Oppo teasing Find 7 on Twitter, launching soon

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Oppo has been moving up in the smartphone world in the past year or so with their Find 5 last year and the CyanogenMod-powered N1 from earlier this year. It’s no surprise that they’re not slowing down, and they’ve just begun teasing what’s likely to be their latest ...

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Galaxy Note 3 Lite entering production stage?

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We heard whispers of a “lite” version of Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 3, just last week. Now, sources in Korea are reporting that Sammy has already begun production on this device. According to sources, 500,000 units will be produced in January 2014, ...

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Booq Galaxy S4 Complete Protection Kit review

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You may not have heard of Booq, a company mostly known for making laptop sleeves and cases, but they’re venturing into the smartphone world with “Complete Protection Kits” for various devices. I had the chance to use their Complete Protection Kit for the Galaxy S4, which ...

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