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Cat S40 rugged smartphone aims directly at outdoor workers

Cat S40 rugged smartphone aims directly at outdoor workers

Cat is a brand that started out making massive earth moving equipment that you would see building highways around the country. The brand eventually spilled out into other products such as clothing and smartphones. It may seem weird to have the Cat name on a smartphone, but considering the devices are always aimed at workers who work outside the smartphone makes sense. Cat's latest smartphone is the S40.

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Hyundai provides DIY Android Auto update for 2015 Sonata

Hyundai provides DIY Android Auto update for 2015 Sonata

Today, Hyundai is fulfilling its promise and its boast of being the first auto maker to put Android Auto on a production vehicle. While many of its rivals have also advertised support for the in-vehicle version of Android, those are still coming in future models. In contrast, starting with Hyundai's 2015 Sonata, owners can already start experiencing the hands-free and safe driving benefits of Android Auto. They can even do it themselves if they want to, with Hyundai providing the software and the steps to perform the upgrade.

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Boxer email app updates with calendar integration for iOS, Android

Boxer email app updates with calendar integration for iOS, Android

Boxer, one of the better third-party email clients for iOS and Android, has upped its game in trying to take on Outlook and other productivity-filled apps. A set of updates available today for both platforms brings full-fledged calendar support, making event schedules and more just a tap away. Boxer has also taken a unique approach in adding this feature by playing to each platform's strengths. The new calendar features are directly added to the existing iOS app, while on Android it's launching as a separate app.

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New Moto G gets official debut from Motorola

New Moto G gets official debut from Motorola

Motorola has just announced its new Moto G, coming as a surprise to absolutely no one after weeks of early leaks. The latest version of the budget Android device was announced in New Delhi, about 30 minutes or so before Motorola's live-streaming presentation from New York. The smartphone pretty much delivers on what was expected after the rumors and leaks, offering a 5-inch display with solid specs for what will surely be an affordable price.

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Xbox One SmartGlass on Android, iOS get some screenshot love

Xbox One SmartGlass on Android, iOS get some screenshot love

Continuing its embrace of platforms other than its own, Microsoft has just revealed a new feature coming to Android and iOS users. No, it's not Cortana, at least not yet. This one is all about gamers. The already talented Xbox One SmartGlass app on the two rival platforms has just gotten more talented, now able to work with screenshots the same way Windows 10 users are able to, meaning they can now view, share, and even save Xbox One screenshots, right from the convenience of their mobile phone.

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All it takes is one MMS to hack your Android phone

All it takes is one MMS to hack your Android phone

Computers are sometimes so fragile that it takes very little to crack them open to remote abuse. That said, in most cases, it usually takes some active action on the part of the user, like opening a file or clicking a link, to start the process. This new Android vulnerability, however, is frightening in the sense that the user doesn't need to do anything at all. Just by receiving a multimedia message, not even opening it, their Android smartphone can become a sitting duck against hackers and miscreants.

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Instagram for Android has a new edit screen

Instagram for Android has a new edit screen

If you use Instagram on Android, you may be seeing a new edit screen that speeds up the sharing process (and if you're not, try updating the app - some users have had luck doing this). Some users are seeing a new so-called quick edit screen that reduces the editing and sharing process to a single screen. The screen allows those who want the more expansive process to use it, but for everyone else, filtering is reduced to swiping right and left.

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Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google Spotlight Stories app debuts on iOS

Google has had an app for Android users called Spotlight Stories that allows the user to watch short 360-degree animated films that landed in 2013. The app was originally developed for Motorola users before Google purchased Motorola back in 2011. iOS users that like short animated films can now get the app for their iPhone or iPad.

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2016 Honda Accord revealed with CarPlay and Android Auto

2016 Honda Accord revealed with CarPlay and Android Auto

Honda will launch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the 2016 Accord, the upcoming refresh of its full-sized sedan. The iPhone and Android connectivity systems will be an option with Honda's 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system, offered on EX trim cars and above. As we've seen with other so-equipped head units, Honda's implementation will allow Android and iOS devices to take over the dashboard display for apps, streaming media, and navigation. However, Honda says that we can expect a bigger-than-average impact from its involvement.

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Sony grapples for relevance with Concept for Android thrust

Sony grapples for relevance with Concept for Android thrust

Despite a few rough starts, and still ongoing rough patches, Sony is committed to the mobile industry, particularly smartphones. But, based on mobile business head Hiroki Totoki's statements, its vision won't revolve primarily around the rat race that is smartphone hardware. Instead, it wants to double down on the user experience, which, in this context, practically means the Android experience. Now Sony is taking the first step towards that goal by starting what it calls its Concept for Android Initiative in Sweden to tackle exactly that problem.

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