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Vine update improves search with top posts option

Vine update improves search with top posts option

Vine has pushed out an update for its iOS app (and will be doing so soon for its Android app) that improves one's ability to search for content. It is a relatively small update, but it brings with it increased ways to find content that might be relevant to your query -- or that maybe just happens to catch your eye while searching for something else. The change comes to the "Explore" tab, where users can search for whatever and get a look at the top and/or recent posts from relevant feeds.

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Cadillac integrates CarPlay and Android Auto into 2016 models

Cadillac integrates CarPlay and Android Auto into 2016 models

Not long after Chevrolet said it was adding support for Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto to 14 new models, GM's luxury brand, Cadillac, has announced the same, bringing the two infotainment systems to their 2016 model year lineup. This will include support for both systems' phone connectivity, such as hands-free calling and texting. Cadillac says this is part of an overall effort to enhance and streamline CUE, or Cadillac’s user experience.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet delayed, again, to end of June

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet delayed, again, to end of June

You know that saying that goes "better late than never"? Well, there are times when that brings little comfort to those who wait, especially when it comes to pre-ordered devices. Granted, a month-long delay for the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet might not exactly be a big of a deal, but putting Sony's behavior in the mobile industry the past few months, you'd begin wondering is something were amiss. Be that as it may, UK buyers who have pre-ordered the tablet are now promised that it will ship starting June 29, and hopefully that is really final.

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The LG G4 is now in the US and here’s where to get it

The LG G4 is now in the US and here’s where to get it

LG has just fired the gun, signaling the widespread availability of its flagship in the US. Given the LG G4's rather high profile marketing, especially for its camera, and its admittedly enticing spec sheet, it might not be surprising to see quite a few interested buyers. Luckily for them, all major US carriers and even retailers like Best Buy and Amazon are game. Actually the number of sources and choices might be a bit overwhelming, so here we condense it into a few salient points on where to get your leather-back LG G4 and for how much.

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More iOS 9 tidbits: 6-digit passcode, Move to iOS Android app

More iOS 9 tidbits: 6-digit passcode, Move to iOS Android app

Apple definitely unloaded a lot of stuff, from Apple Pay to Apple Music to, of course, iOS 9, which itself it chock full of new stuff. We condensed some of those in four points, but truly, there is a lot more hidden in the newly minted iOS 9 Preview page. Apple has definitely stepped up security, requiring passcodes iOS 9 to be 6 digits long instead of only four. And it is also giving Android defectors a hand with what would probably be its first Android app: Move to iOS.

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OnePlus One price change hopefully heralds something new

OnePlus One price change hopefully heralds something new

Last year's flagship killer just got a killer price cut. That is, if you're willing to live with 2013 or 2014 high end specs. OnePlus One, which took the Android market by surprise, has just announced another price change, but this one promised to be for good. Or at least until the next permanent price cut. It is now $50 cheaper than it was yesterday. But if you pay the original $349 price for the 64 GB model, you also get a year's subscription of Dropbox Premium.

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Android will get Apple Music release too

Android will get Apple Music release too

Apple Music has been announced at WWDC 2015 for not only iPhones, but Android devices as well. This music service was originally assumed to be working for Apple products only - as is the norm for most Apple software - but Apple appears to have flipped the script. With the release of this product, Apple is ready to roll starting on June 30th in over 100 countries - not just on the iPhone, not just on the Mac, iPad, and iPod touch. But on PCs and Android, as well. This service will be launched to all devices simultaneously.

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Apple Notes update hints at new kind of iPhone

Apple Notes update hints at new kind of iPhone

Today Apple introduced an update to their iOS app Notes, an update which allows free-form note-writing. This sort of note-writing works with your finger, but lends itself to the use of a stylus. As Apple does not yet have an official stylus, it's been suggested - not by Apple directly - that a new type of iPhone might be coming in. With the iPhone 6 Plus already large enough to hold a stylus inside, why not? Can you imagine any reason why Apple wouldn't want to put a stylus in their iPhone?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active released as AT&T exclusive

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active released as AT&T exclusive

This morning the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was revealed by AT&T, the exclusive carrier of this product inside the United States. This product will be offered in three relatively unique colors: Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray. This phone will be released in a fashion similar to previous "Active" devices, coming with features very similar or identical to that of their Galaxy S6 brethren, same processor, same camera, same display. Wireless charging is also in play here, as evidenced by AT&T's pushing of the official Samsung Wireless Charging Pad in a bundle deal.

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iFixit’s LG G4 teardown gets 8 out of 10 in repairability

iFixit’s LG G4 teardown gets 8 out of 10 in repairability

iFixit is back with what they do best: another teardown and analysis of a new mobile device. This time they've tackled the new LG G4, offering a detailed look at each part, as well a few X-ray views of several components. If you're a new G4 owner and are wondering how well it did, iFixit ranked it a 8 out of 10 in repairability, a very good score! If you're still thinking of picking one up after this, be sure to check out our review to see what makes it one of the best Android devices available right now.

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