Google Play Games gets new features following Game Developers Conference

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With Google highlighting that 3 out of 4 Android users now use their device for gaming, increased focus has been put on improving the experience for those users. Google has also said that the momentum of their Google Play Games service is continuing to grow, with approximately 4 times the ...

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Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount review

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Up for review today is the Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount (for 3.5”- 5.5” devices). We’ve tested a few Satechi products over the last few years and have come to appreciate their build quality. How does this car mount stand up?  Quite well, actually. While we tested the model ...

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CHIL Notchbook Review and Giveaway!

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The CHIL Notchbook is a quality case worth updwards of $50 but costing only half of that. The leather feels great and really has a “premium” design about it. You’ll find that it’s light, padded, and protective – three things we look for in a tablet case. The cutout ...

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Android wearable SDK coming soon

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Google bought WIMM Labs back in 2012 and there have been numerous rumors of a smartwatch, but soon it will all be unveiled. On Sunday during a panel discussion with John Battelle at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Chrome, ...

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Roku Streaming Stick: Roku takes on Chromecast

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The Roku Streaming Stick, a concept announced back in 2012, is finally seeing the light of day. Wanting to make internet and content streaming even easier to use than ever before, Roku has unveiled its HMDI stick. As big as standard USB flash drive, it does everything a Roku box can. The Roku ...

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta released with reworked PIE controls for KitKat

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There are plenty of options when looking to run a custom ROM on your Android device and one of the most popular, besides CyanogenMod, is Paranoid Android. Official PA ROMs only support Nexus devices, so if you don’t see your device in the downloads, it’s not supported by the main ...

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[Op-Ed] MWC 2014 was evolutionary, not revolutionary

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Given that I am only seventeen, I have to say that my passion for mobile technology started at a very young age. When I was seven my parents bought their first mobile phone — for the sake of getting in touch with the school in case something happens to me. I cannot recall the precise... ...

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How to get and hack Flappy Bird on Android

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Flappy Bird might have already become the game of the year for 2014 due to a number a reasons. It’s addictive and frustrating, yes, but its simple premise keeps us coming back for more.  Unfortunately, the game caused more stress than it did enjoyment, and as such the developer pulled it ...

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Pebble appstore beta now available for Android, finalized version coming soon

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Pebble promised to release its new appstore to the public Monday and it kept its word… sort of. If you’re on an iOS device, you can download the updated Pebble app from iTunes that has the appstore baked in, but Pebble is still fine tuning a few things before releasing the final ...

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Jabra Solemate Max review

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A warm and welcome new addition to my home, the Solemate Max is the latest in portable speakers from Jabra. If you’ll remember, we had high praise for its predecessor, the Solemate, in our review from 2012. How does big brother measure up? Magnificently. Weighing in at almost 8 lbs, ...

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UPDATE x2: Nexus 10 out of stock on Google Play

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For a few months, Google’s 10-inch tablet, the Nexus 10, has only been available in a 32 GB model in the Google Play Store since the 16 GB model has been out of stock, but today inventory has finally run out completely. Seeing as how Google never replenished stock of the 16 GB model, ...

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HTC confirms One X, One X+ updates will stop with 4.2.2

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HTC today confirmed that the HTC One X and HTC One X+ will not receive any further software updates. According to a statement provided to Phone Scoop the two devices will stay put with their most recent updates of 4.2.2 with Sense 5 UI. “We can confirm that the HTC One X and One X+... Read More

Thoughts on the new Twitter UI

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Last week, Twitter updated its official Android app with more functionality and UI problems than we’ve ever seen. It’s no secret that the official Twitter app for Android has been… neglected. Not in the sense that it doesn’t receive notable updates, because it does. ...

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Oppo racing to introduce first 2K smartphone with Find 7

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Remember how this time last year we were being introduced to the world’s first 1080p HD smartphone displays? Do you recall who was first out of the gate with something in that 1920×1080 pixel resolution? Yes, it was Oppo. The next generation of smartphone displays looks to double ...

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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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