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It’s the Moto X’s time to smile for the camera

It’s the Moto X’s time to smile for the camera

It's just a few days before Motorola reveals what it has in store for us in its press event next week, but so far it is the Moto G that has been the center of attraction of many leaks and rumors. Now, however, it's the Moto X flagship's turn to shine. Sort of. Two photos of what is allegedly the next gen Moto X has popped up on the Internet and one in particular is quite interesting. It reveals what looks like a front flash and what could be a fingerprint scanner.

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Vertical YouTube videos at long last

Vertical YouTube videos at long last

The YouTube app for Android - first, not only - has been updated to allow portrait-style videos. This is the first time YouTube has not smashed videos to their smaller, horizontal size when smartphones are held in portrait mode. It's also the first time YouTube has even really acknowledged vertical videos beyond pushing them in at the sides in a horizontal box. Now you can view all the videos your aunt and uncle filmed with their smartphones the wrong way because they can't turn their phones on their sides.

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Is there a market or even a need for Android PCs?

Is there a market or even a need for Android PCs?

As of this writing, the Remix Mini Kickstarter stands at almost $600,000. That's more than 10 times their $50,000 goal. And that's barely a week since it launched, with 38 days left before the campaign ends. With a little over 9,000 backers, the Kickstarter success seems to be sending a message. Forget Android TV or Android Auto or maybe even Android Wear. An Android PC is the next best thing. Or is it? How has personal computing changed over the past years since Android came on the scene and is an Android PC really a logical evolution of the platform?

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ZTE Axon is first to use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

ZTE Axon is first to use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Corning has been making Gorilla Glass for a long time now and the product is well received in the smartphone industry. Most major smartphone makers out there are using Gorilla Glass over the top of their LCDs to help prevent scratches and breaks. With more and more people using their smartphones constantly and sharing them among multiple people, bacteria on smartphones has become an issue.

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Sony rolls out Android 5.1.1 for Xperia Z3, Z2 devices

Sony rolls out Android 5.1.1 for Xperia Z3, Z2 devices

It has mostly been bad news lately for Sony fans, with the almost scandalous Xperia Z4 and the contentious Xperia M4 Aqua. But now there's a reason for them to cheer up, especially if they own one or a few of Sony's previous smartphones. The manufacturer has just started the distribution of an Android 5.1.1 update and it will be hitting the whole range of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 devices, both smartphones and tablets, many of whom are still living in an Android 4.4 Kit Kat world.

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OnePlus 2 allegedly shows up at TENAA with home button

OnePlus 2 allegedly shows up at TENAA with home button

Unlike FCC sightings, a device that sits on China's TENAA pages is bound to reveal more details. That's why when an upcoming smartphone get spotted there, the Interweb seems to run amok. Like this alleged sighting of the OnePlus 2, the self-named "2016 flagship killer" that is set to debut in little less than a week. The smartphone depicted in these images, however, seems so different from its predecessor that you can't blame long time fans and hopefuls for calling it a poorly done Photoshop hoax.

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Xperia Z3+ owner resorts to kitchen foil to fight heat

Xperia Z3+ owner resorts to kitchen foil to fight heat

This DIY fix serves as a testament to the extent users will go through to desperately fix a significantly broken device. It also probably hints at how much trouble the Xperia Z3+, a.k.a. Xperia Z4 in Japan, is giving its users. And some users just can't take the heat anymore. One in particular, ingeniously applied a bit of physics and chemistry to help dissipate the heat that the smartphone is generating using nothing but common kitchen foil. And apparently, he wasn't the only one who has thought of that solution.

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Lightroom for Android gets slew of bug fixes, new features

Lightroom for Android gets slew of bug fixes, new features

Adobe has pushed out an update to its Lightroom for Android app, improving the mobile photography offering by both fixing some bugs that plagued the previous version and adding in new features that increase the app's usefulness. This brings the app up to Lightroom 1.2. Image editing, among other things, is promised to be faster in this version by allowing users to copy adjustments from one photo and paste them onto another. We’ve details on the rest of the changes after the jump!

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