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  • Galaxy Note 4 developer edition headed to Verizon

    23 October 2014, 2:15 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    Samsung has consistently offered developer editions of its handsets on Verizon, and is continuing the tradition by announcing the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition. Samsung did not list a launch date yet, but the list price of the handset at $662.53 is more…
  • Xiaomi may manufacture phones in India

    23 October 2014, 1:53 am by: Harish Jonnalagadda

    After achieving a considerable amount of success in the Indian market since making its debut earlier this year, Xiaomi is now looking into opening a manufacturing facility in the country. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, India head Manu Jain…
  • Leaked blurry Droid Turbo photos confirm flagship specs

    22 October 2014, 7:25 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    The latest batch of blurry photos of the unannounced Motorola Droid Turbo that's said to be headed to Verizon's 4G LTE network confirms the specs that we think we may already know from prior leaks. The Android smartphone would join the Moto X 2014 and…
  • Microsoft debuts Torque, Bing search for Android Wear with a twist of your wrist

    22 October 2014, 7:13 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Microsoft is on a roll with Android support today. The company's Garage program has just launched an app for Android Wear that makes searching Bing a bit more convenient. The app presumably takes its name from its main feature: twisting your wrist will open a…
  • Google's AppCompat v21 brings Material Design to pre-Lollipop devices

    22 October 2014, 6:01 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    This is great news for developers. Google has updated the popular AppCompat library to version 21, and introduced a new Toolbar widget that will allow for a more Material Design look and feel in apps built for devices running older firmware. This update is…
  • A few quick thoughts on Google Inbox

    22 October 2014, 5:42 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    Can Google's new Inbox change the way we fail at email? Quite possibly, but it's early yet. Google today announced Inbox, a sort of Gmail with training wheels. That is, it tries to make your email experience easier by automatically grouping emails together…
  • AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

    22 October 2014, 5:32 pm by: Sam Sabri

    AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report.
  • Google Now rolls out Police Alert cards

    22 October 2014, 5:16 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Google Now is getting more and more useful by the day. The latest addition to the assistant in your pocket is the inclusion of police alerts. Thanks to a tipster, we've gotten a look at an example of these new cards which allow users to track criminal activity…
  • Google to give Project Ara its own marketplace to sell modular phone components

    22 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Google will create a store, complete with reviews and recommendations, to sell various modules and components for its modular phone project known as Project Ara. In an interview at Purdue University, Google's Paul Eremenko said that Google would be following…
  • Yahoo Mail wants to be your personal assistant, update brings travel & event notifications

    22 October 2014, 4:13 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Yahoo has updated its Mail application to now bring reminders for events and flight information. With a Google Now-like card layout, the Yahoo Mail app update now displays flight information along with top restaurant recommendations from Yelp once you land at…
  • Weekly Photo Contest: Fast

    22 October 2014, 4:12 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    This one's pretty self-explanatory — we're looking for the best picture you can take this week that represents the word "fast." There are a thousand different ways you can go with this one, so we're hoping to see some creative shots that set you apart from…
  • Sprint Family Share Pack now offers 1 GB of data for $20 per month

    22 October 2014, 4:04 pm by: Sam Sabri

    Sprint is doubling the amount of data available to users on their entry-level shareable data allowance. Now 1 GB of data can be shared by subscribers in the Sprint Family Share Pack for just $20.
  • République stealth-action game lands on Amazon App Store, Google Play

    22 October 2014, 4:04 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    It looks like Camouflaj's stealth-action game République is now available on the Amazon App Store and on Google's Play Store. The game is listed at $4.99 on both stores, but Amazon is running a promotion on the title bringing down the price to just $1.99.…
  • Humble Bundle brings cheap scares with Android exclusive "Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle"

    22 October 2014, 3:41 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Humble Bundle has begun yet another sale exclusively for Android devices today. Called the "Humble Mo-boo!-ile Bundle," the sale is a roundup of spooky games just in time for the Halloween season, even including one for free!
  • Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Lollipop' winners!

    22 October 2014, 3:34 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Our fun little Lollipop-themed photo contest has come to an end, and we have three winners that are going home with prizes for their entries this week. The entries definitely got our sweet tooth looking for one (or many) treats — read along and see the…
  • Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

    22 October 2014, 2:35 pm by: Chuong H Nguyen

    Twitter has just rolled out a new service for developers to integrate into their apps called Digits, which should make it more secure for consumers to sign into apps and services. Rather than complex usernames and passwords, Digits hopes to simplify the sign…
  • Verizon Wireless rolling out HTC One M8 firmware update with Eye Experience

    22 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: John Callaham

    As promised earlier this week, Verizon Wireless is rolling out a new firmware update today for its HTC One M8 customers that not only brings the smartphone up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat but also introduces the Eye Experience camera and photo features.
  • Gmail's new 'Inbox' will help you better manage your reminders, emails, and more

    22 October 2014, 1:12 pm by: Derek Kessler

    Gmail's trying something new, something that is a rather fundamental change to the Gmail experience, and it's called 'Inbox'. The new app for Android introduces a number of new features that aim to make it easier to manage the every-increasing flow of email we…
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: What to expect when ...

    22 October 2014, 1:05 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    It's been a fast an furious week or so, with the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and three new Nexus devices to go with it. And folks have been asking us all about when we can expect updates, and shipping, and so on and so forth. So, let's round up…
  • Win FREE Mobile Wi-Fi for Life from Karma!

    22 October 2014, 11:48 am by: Michelle Haag

    In today's world, no one has time to be tied down. We're always on the move, and that means we don't always have access to reliable WiFi to keep us connected to our digital world. Well all of that is now a thing of the past with one perfect little device from…
  • Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 22

    22 October 2014, 11:17 am by: Simon Sage

    Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few…
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop basics: How to turn on the developer settings

    22 October 2014, 10:57 am by: Phil Nickinson

    This is one of those really basic things for most folks here. We get that. But it's worth a reminder for those new to Android (hi, new folks!), and new to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And so it deserves a quick minute of our time. Most of what you'll see in the…
  • Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

    22 October 2014, 9:54 am by: Alex Dobie

    Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ... The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the…
  • Haunted Humpday Sale: Save 40% on these slim Galaxy Note 3 dual-layer cases!

    22 October 2014, 9:44 am by: Brent Zaniewski

    This custom hybrid case is designed to guard your Galaxy Note 3 against impacts with a inner TPU core underneath a durable polycarbonate exterior. The shell features a glossy UV coating that prevents color fading and wear. You can even separate the skin from…
  • Barnes & Noble launches 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook for $299

    22 October 2014, 9:33 am by: Joseph Keller

    Barnes & Noble has launched a new, 10.1-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The tablet is available starting today for $299.99 from Barnes & Noble retail locations as well as their website.

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