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  • Google Drive offers access to your Google+ photos

    30 March 2015, 5:02 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Google isn't wasting much time acting on its promise to divvy up Google+ into individual services. As hinted earlier, an updated version Google Drive on Android, iOS and the web now offers access to your Google+ photos. The unified cloud storage approach not…
  • The winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors' Choice

    30 March 2015, 4:30 pm by: Christopher Trout

    We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, but now it's time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor's with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous year's…
  • Jay Z's first order of business: Cut Tidal subscription fees in half (update)

    30 March 2015, 2:13 pm by: Billy Steele

    If the ability to stream Taylor Swift's music has you eyeing Tidal, Jay Z & Co. just sweetened the deal. Ahead of a relaunch event this evening, the streaming service cut it's monthly rate in half. That's right, instead of shelling out $20 for spinning the…
  • T-Mobile hopes to draw you in with crowdsourced coverage maps

    30 March 2015, 12:41 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you've relied on carrier coverage maps to decide who gets your business, you know that they're sometimes sketchy. A good connection on the map could still mean lousy service in your neighborhood, for instance. T-Mobile thinks it has a better solution: it…
  • Apple lets you trade in some of its rivals' smartphones

    30 March 2015, 11:05 am by: Jon Fingas

    Yes, the rumors of Apple expanding its trade-in program were true -- the company's stores (both online and retail) are now willing to take your competing smartphone in return for credit toward a new iPhone. If you live in France, Italy, the UK or the US, you…
  • BET brings live broadcasts to its iOS and Android apps

    30 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    Nowadays, most TV networks offer live and on-demand content through mobile apps, including their own and those from service providers like Time Warner Cable, Dish and DirecTV. Today, just as ABC and others have done, BET is set to start broadcasting live on…
  • Apple Watch Edition buyers will get the red carpet treatment

    29 March 2015, 6:32 pm by: Jon Fingas

    When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get to skip the queues whenever they need help. They'll be bumped to…
  • NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

    29 March 2015, 4:34 pm by: Jon Fingas

    The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bulk phone data collection, but it's now clear that there has been at least some doubt within the ranks. Associated Press sources have revealed that there was an…
  • Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?

    29 March 2015, 2:30 pm by: Jon Fingas

    When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out updates…
  • HTC's One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen

    29 March 2015, 7:54 am by: Richard Lai

    Just like that, HTC has quietly -- well, maybe unintentionally -- unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the certification database earlier this month. The biggest selling point…
  • The Windows 10 preview will work on more phones soon

    27 March 2015, 10:07 pm by: Richard Lawler

    If you've been itching to try out a technical preview version of Windows 10 on your phone but didn't have a device on the short list, then we have good news. Microsoft just released a list of devices that it expects to support in the next "flight" and it…
  • Vine's six-second slices of life get a big video-quality bump

    27 March 2015, 2:43 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Artists and comedians have been doing some truly amazing things with Vine since it launched as a Twitter product two years ago, but those mesmerizing slices of life that eat up your day in six-second increments have never really looked all that great. That's…
  • Watch Periscope livestreams on Windows Phone with unofficial app

    27 March 2015, 10:13 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Live streaming apps like Twitter's Periscope and Meerkat are all the rage right now, but so far they've only been accessible to iPhone users. Enter Telescope, a third-party Periscope app for Windows Phone, which opens up the service's live streams to an…
  • Photos purportedly showing the LG G4 leak online (update: nope)

    27 March 2015, 4:52 am by: Mariella Moon

    The phone in these images looks like the LG G3, but you might notice some subtle differences. That's because it could actually be pictures of the brand's yet-to-be-released flagship, the G4. An XDA Developer user called s3rv1cet3ch posted a folder of images on…
  • The first Apple Watch apps are already here

    27 March 2015, 12:35 am by: Richard Lawler

    You can't actually buy an Apple Watch for another month or so, but Apple has already opened the gate for apps. 9to5Mac points out a slew of freshly updated apps, including Twitter, WeChat, Evernote and the weather app Dark Sky (shown above), among others.…
  • HTC's lead designer leaves after less than a year

    26 March 2015, 11:18 pm by: Richard Lai

    For a tech company that places so much emphasis on design, we can't help but think something's up when one of the key designers leaves. Today, we bring you the sad news that HTC's VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, has announced his departure on Twitter.…
  • Google will fix Chrome's scrolling with Microsoft's help

    26 March 2015, 4:34 pm by: Aaron Souppouris

    Smoother scrolling is coming to Chrome, as Google will integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into a future version of the browser. To say that Google and Microsoft haven't had the best working relationship would be an understatement. The companies have been…
  • Lyft's answer to rideshare safety is befriending your driver

    26 March 2015, 11:28 am by: Aaron Souppouris

    While Uber is doing its best to make sure passengers feel safe with its drivers, Lyft just wants us all to be friends. Next week a new "Lyft profiles" feature is coming to the app that the company hopes will "humanize" the "ride experience," sparking…
  • Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will debut in the US on April 10th

    26 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Chris Velazco

    Yes, you can lay claim to an HTC One M9 of your very own at the stroke of midnight on March 27th, but what if your craving for a flagship leads you in another direction? No problem: Samsung has just announced that you'll be able to pre-order the Galaxy S6 and…
  • LG's Watch Urbane LTE will soon be available in South Korea for $590

    26 March 2015, 8:43 am by: Mariella Moon

    LG is releasing the Watch Urbane LTE in South Korea within the next few days, which means we now have an idea how much one will cost. Turns out the fancy mobile internet-connected smartwatch is priced at 650,000 won or $590 on LG's home turf. That's comparable…
  • Google Keep makes to-do lists easier to find with labels

    26 March 2015, 8:21 am by: Mariella Moon

    If you're the type who maintains a massive amount of to-do lists and notes, you likely need a system to organize the things that keep you, well, organized. That's probably why Google has introduced labels for its Keep note-taking app on Android. It's pretty…
  • HTC One M9 to go on sale for $649 unlocked tonight

    26 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Richard Lai

    Never mind that M9+ thing in China. Back in the US, it's all about the M9 for local HTC fans, as the device is about to hit the official online store at midnight ET for $649 unlocked (it'll have the same bands as the AT&T model). This may not mean much for…
  • Apple's music service may fight Spotify with exclusives, not price

    26 March 2015, 6:43 am by: Richard Lawler

    Subscription streaming music services are everywhere now, so what can Apple's potential offering bring to the table? Combining many previous rumors and adding on a few twists, a New York Times report puts Trent Reznor in a "major role" redesigning the Beats…
  • China's cracking down on naughty content being shared on WeChat

    26 March 2015, 3:05 am by: Chris Velazco

    Life for China's porn aficionados is about to get a little tougher -- a recent Reuters report points out that the country is cracking down on all the naughty content that's being shared on WeChat. It's not just photos and videos that'll be targeted either. The…
  • Bloomberg: Apple will let Foxconn buy and resell used iPhones in China

    25 March 2015, 11:20 pm by: Richard Lai

    Thanks to the consistently high local demand, the iPhone resell business is rather lucrative in China, to the point where even the company who actually manufactures the devices wants in as well. According to Bloomberg, Apple is about to launch an iPhone…

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