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  • Why Android app makers are going to love users saying “OK Google”

    30 October 2014, 11:31 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    One of the arguably best features of Android is getting friendly with third-party apps. Simply by adding a few lines of code, Android apps can take advantage of the "OK Google"…
  • T-Mobile has the least expensive monthly plan for Samsung’s 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch

    30 October 2014, 11:19 am by: Kif Leswing

    Samsung's cellular-equipped Gear S smartwatch, which comes with its own phone number, is headed to the United States. There are significant differences between the data plans that the big four carriers…
  • Google Play Books’ new reading mode lets you browse and skim nonfiction ebooks faster

    30 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Laura Owen

    It's not particularly convenient to read cookbooks, travel guides and other reference works as ebooks. Google is hoping to change that.
  • Task-master app Any.do goes premium with collaboration features

    30 October 2014, 10:48 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    One of the best task management apps for individuals is now adding support for families and teams to work together. Any.do 2.0 adds a Premium subscription option with collaboration tools, themes…
  • Caught between China and low-cost phones, Samsung’s mobile profits plunge

    30 October 2014, 9:39 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Growing the Galaxy line over the past five years has helped Samsung become the top-selling smartphone maker in the world, but there's more to the global market than expensive flagship phones…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook officially says that he is gay

    30 October 2014, 9:28 am by: Kif Leswing

    https://twitter.com/markbober/status/483291255586045952 Although Apple CEO Tim Cook had hinted at his sexual orientation in the past, most notably in a speech at Auburn University in 2013, he announced that he is gay…
  • Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

    30 October 2014, 9:16 am by: Kif Leswing

    Motorola Mobility is now officially a part of Lenovo, nine months after the deal was first announced.
  • Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng

    30 October 2014, 8:01 am by: David Meyer

    The amount of the investment is not yet known, nor are the specific details of the accompanying collaboration, but Evrythng's "Facebook for things" approach could gel with Samsung's open-platform aspirations.
  • Microsoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearable

    30 October 2014, 5:53 am by: David Meyer

    Microsoft Health works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices. Much of it is based on Microsoft's cloud-based "intelligence engine", and the company wants startups to build health-related services around it.
  • EE rolls out 150Mbps “4G+” connectivity in central London

    30 October 2014, 4:30 am by: David Meyer

    As predicted a couple weeks back, the British mobile operator EE has begun rolling out LTE-Advanced "4G+" across central London. The technology aggregates spectrum in EE's 1800MHz and 2.6GHz holdings to…

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