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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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Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Rumors are flying about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones and word is that the chips inside the S7 smartphones will be split between an Exynos 8890 and a Snapdragon 820. The question in the enthusiasts mind is which of the smartphones will perform better. Recently the Galaxy S7 packing the Exynos 8890 passed through GeekBench 3.

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LG K10, K4 launch globally, but K7 missing from roll out

LG K10, K4 launch globally, but K7 missing from roll out

Getting its alphabet soup in order, LG unveiled a new K series of smartphones before and during CES 2016 early this month, starting off with the K10 and the K7. The K line's proposition was simple and familiar: a budget friendly selection of low to mid tier smartphones with LG's own brand of user experience. The K series, however, also made an emphasis on cameras and selfies, though only the K10 probably matches the bill. Now LG is unleashing to K smartphones, the K10 and the K4, to the global market. Strangely, the K7 is MIA.

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Google Slides and Sheets get mobile commenting

Google Slides and Sheets get mobile commenting

Google has added mobile commenting to both Sheets and Slides, two of its office products. As well, it has also tweaked comments for Google Docs, making it possible to add someone else to a commenting thread by typing their name within a comment. While relatively small changes, they are welcomed additions that help bring Google’s online office products up to par with competing services, namely Microsoft’s Office Online.

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Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Just so long as you have Google Now activated on your Android device, you'll be seeing "G" notifications soon. The notifications you're getting might not end up being all that different from what you've been seeing before today, but they will LOOK a little different. The biggest change is the branding. Instead of just a circle with an icon in it, your notifications from Google Now will also have the newest version of Google's "G" logo.

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5-million+ Google Cardboard VR headsets now in the wild

5-million+ Google Cardboard VR headsets now in the wild

Today Google has announced that more than 5-million Cardboard VR headsets have been shipped. That's after 19 months, and includes a wide variety of ways and means: viewers sold by 3rd-part retailers as well as all give-aways and promotions with partners are included. That'd be with the Star Wars / Disney promo, NFL/Visa, Legendary Picture, The New York Times, and etcetera. So while Samsung may have the only consumer-level VR headset on the market for sale today, Google is certainly running a big part of the entry-level interest initiative for virtual reality in general.

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Google Hangouts 7.0 update gets Quick Reply (APK)

Google Hangouts 7.0 update gets Quick Reply (APK)

This morning Google pushed their newest update to Hangouts with a feature that'll make your replies to messages all the quicker. Quick Reply will allow Hangouts messages to not only appear within your notifications pull-down menu, but will allow you to tap the Reply button to return a message with minimal effort. Once tapped, the reply button will bring you a tiny text window in which you can send a message back in an instant. This is all available within the newest update to Google Hangouts for Android.

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