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HTC’s Sense 6 lock screen can now be found in the Play Store

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HTC’s been releasing many of its apps that are preinstalled onto its smartphones in the Play Store over the past few months. And today a new one has become available: the Sense 6 lock screen.

It follows in the footsteps of the Sense launcher, SenseTV, and the HTC Service Pack. Read more »

Viber update for Android and iOS brings mobile video calling

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Viber has updated its Android and iOS apps to version 5.0 as well refresh its Windows and OS X apps. One of the most important features the latest version of the popular messaging app brings is mobile video calling.

This brings Viber much closer to the likes of Skype, which is by far the most widely used service for making video calls. The latest version of Viber also brings a refreshed UI for Android users and better sticker management on iOS. Read more »

Asus is the latest maker to take a hit at Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus

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Bashing Apple and the new hardware the company unveiled on Tuesday is the name of the game these days. Asus is the latest to join the fun, although it has taken a slightly different approach to its competitors.

The Taiwanese used their Twitter account to post the image you see above, along with the line “The best 6 is the one everyone can have”. Read more »

Samsung pokes Apple in a series of brand new video ads

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You didn’t think that Samsung would respond to Apple’s major announcement with a mere graphic, did you? Several hours after the first poke, the Korean giant released a series of video ads that mock its Cupertino competitor.

The sextet of YouTube clips makes fun of Apple and its products in a rather comprehensive fashion. Read more »

LG G Watch gets treated to a $50 price cut

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The original LG G Watch got treated to a significant price reduction. The Android Wear-toting, square gadget is now $50 cheaper in the Google Play store and Best Buy.

The new price tag of the LG G Watch is $179, thus making it one of the most affordable Android Wear timepiece on offer by a major manufacturer. Read more »

NVIDIA drops HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document

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NVIDIA accidentally dropped the HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document. The juicy bit appeared in the company’s lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.

In addition to the already familiar HTC Nexus 9 name, NVIDIA also revealed the tablet’s release time frame. Read more »

Google extended the return window for Play store apps

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Google quietly extended the return window of apps from the Play store. Users now have two hours to decide if they want to keep their purchase.

The new timeframe is a drastic improvement over the previously offered fifteen minutes. Read more »

Dell Venue 8 7000 surfaces as the world’s thinnest tablet, has 3D camera

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Dell and Intel have taken the wraps off of what they claim is going to be the world’s thinnest tablet. The Dell Venue 8 7000 is just 6mm thin, which beats even Sony’s 6.4mm Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

But that’s not all for this device’s differentiating features compared to the competition. It’s also got a RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera, which enables things like facial recognition, emotion tracking, 3D scanning, and 10-finger gesture recognition. Read more »

Google Hangouts update enables free voice calls to the US and Canada

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Ever since Google launched Hangouts, people have been waiting for the company to truly incorporate voice calling features into the app. There’s been a way to use your Google Voice number (if you had one of those) to call people, but from now on things got a lot simpler. The requirement to have a Google Voice number is gone, basically.

Rolling out during the next few days, an update to the Hangouts app for Android will let you call people for free – if they also use Hangouts, or if they’re in the US or Canada. For those who use Hangouts on iOS or the Web, voice calls will be available the next time you open the app. Read more »

HTC takes a gentle swing at the iPhone 6 family on Twitter

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Well, this surely didn’t take long! Shortly after Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a member of the competition responded. HTC took a gentle swing at the newly announced duo on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, the Taiwanese manufacturer picked on the metal design of Cupertino’s smartphone. Read more »

XL Size: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. LG G3

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With the iPhone 6 Plus now official, we can finally pit it against the heavyweight, plus-sized Android superstars – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G3.

The iPhone 6 Plus has a screen large enough to be next to the Note 4 and G3, but is it mature enough? Well, in the display department the 5.5″ size is the same as the G3′s and in the same ballpark as the 5.7″ of the Note 4. However, the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1080p resolution, whereas its rivals are boasting QHD screens. Read more »

AT&T will sell the Moto 360 too, eventually

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Best Buy was the only retailer that had the Moto 360 smartwatch at launch but Verizon has started taking pre-orders and now AT&T hurriedly announced it will be offering it at some point in the future too.

Unlike Verizon, AT&T will start by offering the two leather wrist bands at first. Read more »

Sony says most of its BRAVIA TVs will launch with Android TV in 2015

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Sony has shared information on its developer blog on how to get started creating HTML5 and Android TV apps for its upcoming TVs and home entertainment systems. In the process, the company also spilled loose details on its upcoming lineup of Android TV products.

Sony TVs running Android TV will start arriving in 2015 with the company waving goodbye to the Google TV platform. Google Cast is also going to be supported on select Bravia models. The company’s Blu-Ray and Home Theater system products will support HTML5 apps, too. Read more »

LG G3 comes with extra battery and charging cradle in the United States

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LG will bundle its G3 smartphone flagship with an extra battery and a charging cradle for it in the United States. The offer is valid with the purchase of a new device between September 8 and September 22.

The additional 3,000mAh battery and its charging cradle are worth $70. Read more »

Twitter’s Buy button now in testing, lets you purchase stuff straight from a tweet

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Back in July a few people spotted an odd new Buy button next to certain product-related tweets in their Twitter timelines. Starting today this feature is officially in testing, the social network has announced.

For now, you’ll only see Buy buttons next to some tweets if you’re in the US. Even if you are, you might not get the new feature, as it will first be available for just “a small percentage” of users. Read more »