Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition

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Stacking the new device up against the Roku 3, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast So the Amazon FireTV is out, available, and already shipping. The $99 device lands in a space currently occupied by Apple TV, Roku, and, to a degree, the Chromecast. Each of these devices features their own unique ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts 4G LTE mobile hotspot in Netgear Mingle

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Virgin Mobile USA this week introduced its first 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the Netgear Mingle. Priced $99, the device piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and is equipped for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE speeds. According to Virgin Mobile, the Mingle allows for up to 10 devices to ...

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Get This Look: ‘Flat’ Zooper Widget

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps ...

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Firefox 29 beta allows to install web apps as native Android apps

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the famous and most used browsers in the world, and just like Google Chrome, Firefox is also available on Android as well. One of the best features Firefox offers is that you can install apps from Firefox Marketplace, and then when you run them, the app would open up ...

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Smash through a beautiful futuristic dimension with Smash Hit [App of the Day]

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Imagine a world and another dimension where you must smash your way through everything in harmonisation with music; that’s exactly what you have to do in Smash Hit for Android. Breakable objects are placed in your path as you progress as a marble through various levels and you have to ...

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Load links the correct way with Link Bubble [App of the Day]

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When browsing the Internet on your smartphone, there are a few problems when you need to click on a link. Take the official Twitter app, for instance. If you click on a link, the browser needs to load, then continues to launch the dedicated app for that link. Or when you’d like to load ...

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Our favorite news readers for Android

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After Google Reader died, the poor souls who used RSS feeds for their main source of news were forced to move on. RSS isn’t dead quite yet, and there are tons of really nice apps for Android out there. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the readers we use on our... ...

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U.S. Cellular presale for $199 Galaxy S5 begins March 21

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U.S. Cellular will begin offering presale orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone starting March 21. Priced at $199 (after instant rebate), the handset will be sold in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White options. To help spur sales and interest along, the carrier is offering customers a free ...

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Skype version 4.7 for Android brings significant battery savings

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“Imagine being able to leave Skype running on your phone all day without having to worry about your battery life.” That’s how Skype are promoting their latest version of the popular app, promising to rid the battery woes that has plagued the app for sometime. Version 4.7 of ...

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Motorola wastes no time, debuts Moto 360 smartwatch for summer

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Get ready, the Android smartwatch space is about to get crowded. As if it’s not already a busy market with bands, trackers, watches, and wearables, we now have Android Wear to look forward to this year.   Not wasting any time (get it?), Motorola has already announced its first Android ...

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Facebook Messenger beta lets Android users test new features

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Following Facebook‘s introduction of the Beta program for their Android application last year, the company have just announced the Facebook Messenger for Android Beta program which will give users who opt-in the latest versions of the messenger app before general release. As with the main ...

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Get This Look: ‘Remix’ Zooper Widget

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps ...

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Blu Life Pure mini first impressions and review

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I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first received my unit. But at the sub $300 price point, I was not expecting anywhere near the level of quality with which I was greeted. Not only is the presentation everything you’ve come to expect from traditional manufacturers, ...

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RAVPower 5-in-1 file hub review

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Hardware At first glance the device appears to be nothing more than an external battery pack. There are 4 LED indicators on the face labeled with symbols: Battery, R/W, Wi-Fi (indicates the hotspot is active) and finally the Internet light which denotes when the device is connected to another ...

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Sprint tweaks prepaid with new plans and devices

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Sprint on Friday relaunched its own prepaid service, Sprint Prepaid. Formerly known as Sprint As You Go this is not to be confused with the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Devices offered through Sprint Prepaid, initially, include the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (Spark compatible), Samsung ...

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