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  • Amazon fans its tablets' Fire with refreshes: Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD 6, and Fire HD 7

    17 September 2014, 9:25 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Amazon is offering up a refreshed hardware edition of its Kindle HDX 8.9, which is up for pre-order today alongside the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 slates. The refreshed hardware gives the HDX 8.9 some added power to make it stand out in the crowd, and Amazon says…
  • Amazon announces Sangria, version 4 of the Kindle Fire OS

    17 September 2014, 9:16 pm by: Sam Sabri

    Amazon has just announced Sangria, the net version of their mobile operating system Fire OS. Fire OS 4 "Sangria" will launch with the just-announced Fire tablets. Fire OS 4 will join third-generation Fire tablets as an over-the-air update.
  • Chromecast support added for Slingbox owners who have Android smartphones

    17 September 2014, 8:11 pm by: John Callaham

    Chromecast owners who also have a Slingbox connected to their television should be happy today as Sling Media announced today it has added support to Google's HDMI dongle for Android smartphones.
  • No wood for OnePlus One as bamboo StyleSwap cover now canceled

    17 September 2014, 5:19 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    OnePlus announced that the company has cancelled production of the bamboo StyleSwap cover for the OnePlus One phone. Originally created to give more flexibility and allow for customization of the affordable handset, similar to what Motorola Mobility offers for…
  • Read everything you ever needed to know about iOS 8 at iMore

    17 September 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    While the majority of us aren't busy updating to iOS 8 today, we know there's a pretty big group of folks that have an Apple product or two, and probably want to know more about what's new, how it all works, and why we want to update to Apple's newest version.…
  • Google drops new video explaining how Ingress works

    17 September 2014, 4:46 pm by: Sam Sabri

    Google's global augmented reality game Ingress has a new video to help you better understand it. Ingress is GPS-based game that's all about urban exploration as you fight for control of 'portals'. Check out the video to learn more about this game available on…
  • Weekly Photo Contest: Statues

    17 September 2014, 4:43 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Whether they're fun, serious or somewhere in between, we see plenty of statues around. They often take painstaking amounts of time and effort to create, and can take on a variety of different styles and shapes. We want to see the best shots you can take of a…
  • Starbucks 'shakes' up its Android app with new tipping feature

    17 September 2014, 4:12 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Starbucks has updated its Android app for coffee drinkers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, adding a feature to let patrons add a tip to their baristas. Now, when you use the Starbucks app to pay for your drink, you can also add a tip amount with the payment so…
  • Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Treats' winners!

    17 September 2014, 3:23 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    The photo contests are back on a regular schedule, and we're glad that things are back to normal. We just closed the most recent photo contest, "treats," last night and got to take a look at dozens of great entries this afternoon. Unfortunately we could only…
  • BitTorrent Bleep is a P2P messenger that provides end-to-end encryption

    17 September 2014, 2:11 pm by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    BitTorrent is looking to make communications more secure with the launch of a new P2P service called Bleep. The service launched earlier this year in pre-alpha form for Windows users, and now BitTorrent is expanding the alpha program to Android users.
  • Moto 360 review

    17 September 2014, 2:04 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    The first of the round Android Wear watches is stylish but imperfect. The Moto 360 has been a long time coming. Never mind the wait between the watch being announced and finally finally getting into folks' hands. From the first time we saw the Moto 360, it was…
  • Verizon Wireless: We won't support Wi-Fi calling until mid-2015

    17 September 2014, 1:43 pm by: John Callaham

    A Verizon Wireless executive stated this week that the company won't be adding support for Wi-Fi calling for its smartphones until sometime in mid-2015, stating that it will take "some technological work in our network to make it available."
  • Beach Buggy Racing now ready to tear up the track on Android

    17 September 2014, 12:55 pm by: John Callaham

    Developer Vector Unit has just launched its newest mobile game, Beach Buggy Racing, for Android devices, a few months after it was first announced in June.
  • The Moto 360 with the Pebble Steel bracelet

    17 September 2014, 12:49 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    Sure, the Horween Leather on the Moto 360 is mighty fine, but watches are all about customization, particularly when it comes to the straps. But because of the size and shape of the Moto 360, we've had to be a little careful of shoving just any old strap in…
  • Punit Soni, Motorola senior product management exec, leaves company

    17 September 2014, 12:17 pm by: Derek Kessler

    Punit Soni, Motorola's VP of Product Management, has departed the company. He announced his departure on Google+, saying that the first time he visited Motorola's old suburban Chicago campus, he was struck by "this sense of awe at being in a company whose…
  • HTC Gallery adds new Duo Camera effects for HTC One M8 and Butterfly 2

    17 September 2014, 12:07 pm by: John Callaham

    HTC has issued a small update for its HTC Gallery app on Google Play, adding some new features specifically for owners of the HTC One M8 and HTC Butterfly 2 smartphones.
  • How to manage your saved passwords in Chrome

    17 September 2014, 11:34 am by: Ara Wagoner

    Chrome can keep track of your passwords so you don't have to One of the many things Chrome can keep and sync between devices for you are passwords. And while for lesser things this can be a great help, it is also something that you may not want to use for say…
  • Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 17

    17 September 2014, 10:48 am by: Simon Sage

    We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the…
  • Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for LG Nexus 5

    17 September 2014, 10:17 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    This is the perfect Nexus 5 hard case; combining a super-slim design, protective outer shell and a magnetic kickstand for convenient viewing. Take your pick from 7 different colors! The Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) is available for just $17.95; 49% off…
  • 2K announces new NHL game for mobile, aiming to bully-off this fall

    17 September 2014, 9:54 am by: Rich Edmonds

    NHL 2K will be hitting Android and iOS this fall, according to an announcement made today by 2K. The premium hockey title will be launching for the price of $7.99, but promises enhanced graphics and some highlighted new features, including a more detailed…
  • Spigen Slim Armor Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

    17 September 2014, 9:36 am by: Richard Devine

    The name gives away what this Galaxy S5 case is all about.   You can tell a lot about a phone case from its name and the Spigen Slim Armor for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is absolutely no exception. What it offers is sturdy all round protection without adding…
  • T-Mobile Personal CellSpot is now available to help with connections inside the home

    17 September 2014, 8:27 am by: John Callaham

    T-Mobile is offering its Personal CellSpot accessory for its customers starting today, which should allow them to get a better wireless connection in their home.
  • EE refreshes its SIM-only plans to offer more bang for the buck

    17 September 2014, 8:27 am by: Rich Edmonds

    UK mobile operator EE today refreshed the company's range of 4G SIM-only plans, offering more bang for your buck when it comes to mobile data. Available from today both online and in EE stores, the new 12-month and 30-day plans offer a wider range of options…
  • Moto Maker now lets UK customers get in on the custom Moto X fun

    17 September 2014, 8:20 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Although the new Moto X itself is not yet available for purchase in the UK, Motorola has launched its Moto Maker customization utility to customers across the pond.
  • AT&T starts pre-orders for LTE variants of Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5

    17 September 2014, 7:33 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Sure, you can get an LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 on Sprint, but what if you don't want to invest in a large tablet? AT&T has you covered, as the carrier has announced that it is starting pre-orders for the LTE-enabled 8.4-inch and the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S.

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