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Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

At the start of the year, Square Enix made a rather surprising reveal. That Final Fantasy IX would be coming to PCs is perhaps expected. That it would also be coming to mobile, both iOS and especially Android, was, perhaps the publisher's late Christmas gift (or early, depending on when it actually arrives) to fans. While still thin on launch details, Square Enix is now giving fans yet another appetizer, showing FF IX "in action" action on a mobile device, in a preview delivered over an almost two-hour long news style presentation.

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LG G3 owners vulnerable to a big security bug, fix available

LG G3 owners vulnerable to a big security bug, fix available

The LG G3 was the Korean manufacturer's 2014 hero smartphone and came with a new feature called Smart Notice, LG's sort of answer to Google Now, Siri, and rival Samsung's S Voice. As convenient as that feature may be, its convenience apparently came with a price too high to pay. Researchers BugSec Group and Cynet have come across a gaping hole in the software that exposed each and every LG G3 owner to potential data theft and hijacking of their smartphone. Fortunately, LG now has a patch ready.

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Tesla to ditch SDK in favor of mirroring iOS, Android apps

Tesla to ditch SDK in favor of mirroring iOS, Android apps

The car software platform wars are just heating up but at least one car maker is backing out of pushing its own, independent platform. At the Hong Kong event where it also teased another car after the Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk touched on the somewhat thorny subject of the Tesla EVs' SDK. In almost a complete U-turn from its previous position, Musk said that the company is now focusing on just allowing users to mirror their Android or iOS apps on the center screen, instead of having to create a different set of apps just for Tesla's cars.

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New Lenovo Moto smartphone coming in July

New Lenovo Moto smartphone coming in July

while most eyes are already on the flood of smartphones, including those from the likes of Samsung and LG, coming at MWC 2016 next month, the world's largest PC maker has come out to say that it too has a new smartphone coming soon. But "soon" here actually means way down in July. Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang revealed that a "more innovative, more attractive" Moto smartphone for the US will be revealed in a few months, which would make it the first Moto smartphone without the Motorola name and with Lenovo's brand instead.

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Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit announced last month that it was creating its own official Android app, giving users on the platform a solid option for browsing the website. Despite its Alien Blue acquisition a couple years ago, Reddit is also working on a new iOS app, something it will be putting into beta soon. Today’s all about Android, though, with the service announcing that the Android app entered beta today.

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HTC One M10 release details pack a familiar set of specs (and a watch)

HTC One M10 release details pack a familiar set of specs (and a watch)

HTC is tipped to be bringing their next-generation smartphone to an event outside of Mobile World Congress 2016, instead opting for a stand-alone event not unlike that of the HTC One M8. It's almost as if HTC decides where to reveal their flagship device each year depending on the weather. Here once again they'll probably show off something in Barcelona (MWC), but will bring another bit of heat just a week or two later. Last year they were at MWC with their M9, but the year before that they were in NYC.

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Nexus 5 gets modded with a microSD slot

Nexus 5 gets modded with a microSD slot

In a world where smartphone cameras are taking bigger pictures, and apps are getting larger, we need more space on our phones. Unfortunately, most manufacturers are still charging a massive premium for anything larger than 16GB, and failing to include an option for additional storage. So what do you do when you need more space on your phone? You tear it apart and add a microSD card slot.

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Google My Tracks alternative apps swoop in

Google My Tracks alternative apps swoop in

Google's app "My Tracks" has reached its end of life, the company preparing to phase out support starting on April 30th, 2016. This app won't just have an end of service at that time, it'll basically just stop working altogether. With Google My Tracks gone, users will have to move to better and/or more popular services before that time is up. OR they'll just have to stop tracking their runs, and run without knowing where they've gone, like in the olden days.

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Huawei Mate 8 Review

Huawei Mate 8 Review

The Huawei Mate 8 (or NXT-L29 as it is also known) asks you to make a fundamental choice about what you are looking for in a phone. Or rather, it makes that decision for you by way of its generous form factor. The Mate 8 certainly puts the 'phab' in phablet - it's fast, features a beautiful display, and offers enough battery power to jumpstart your car - but along the way it also requires its users to accept some very specific compromises to how they use the device on a daily basis. It also charges a significant premium over its primary competitors both Apple and Android, despite not exactly matching its peers on the spec sheet.

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OnePlus X goes invite-free

OnePlus X goes invite-free

If you've been wanting to get your hands on a OnePlus X, you've either needed to get an invite from someone, or do it on a Tuesday. It's not often that you need an invitation to be able to purchase a phone, but it seems to have worked well enough for the company so far. However, you won't have to do that any longer.

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