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Nexus 5X gets another discount, Google preps for Valentines

Nexus 5X gets another discount, Google preps for Valentines

In a little over two weeks, the world will once again go crazy over buying gifts for that special someone. If you ask Google, the perfect gift would, of course, be one of the devices available from its online store. So in preparation for that season, Google is putting up a few promos to entice buyers. A "better together" arrangement will land you a special partner for a purchase of a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P. Plus, Google is giving the Nexus 5X yet another, seemingly permanent, price cut.

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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iMessage is not Android’s problem

iMessage is not Android’s problem

Your mother has sent you and your sister a photo of their dog, and expects you to reply with a positive note back. But you have an Android device and you're using Google Voice. You get the message, but you don't get the photo. Your mom gets mad that you've not replied. You say it's because she's using iMessage and photos and videos won't be sent to devices unless they also have iMessage. She tells you to get iMessage. You can't get iMessage, you have an Android device. You see where this is going.

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Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Well, well, well, Spotify, you decided to break the never-ending trend of iOS updates to apps coming before Android. Well, well, well indeed. Today Spotify launches their video initiative, called Spotify Video, bringing on all manner of video bits and pieces - entertainment videos to news updates - inside the Spotify subscriber portal and app and so forth. The videos you find here are short, and tiny. They're meant to be consumed in very short bursts.

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Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak, 1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak,  1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Details on a coming Samsung tablet have leaked and that tablet is called the Galaxy Tab E 7.0. The new tablet is an entry-level unit that brings a smaller size device to sit under the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet that launched last week in Taiwan. That Galaxy Tab E 8.0 device had 4G LTE support, the leak claims LTE and WiFi versions for the smaller tablet.

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Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

A new video has turned up on YouTube that claims to show details and features of the coming Galaxy S7 smartphone form Samsung. We are taking this video with a big grain of salt since nothing is official just yet and isn’t expected to be until MWC kicks off next month. The video appears to round up all the rumors so far and offers them along with what appear to be renderings of the smartphone based on rumor.

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Spotify for Android and iOS to get videos this week

Spotify for Android and iOS to get videos this week

Spotify will be rolling out video content to its Android and iOS apps in the very near future, according to the company. The video content will be available by the end of next week, and will give users access to content from places like Comedy Central and Vice Media. Android users will get access to the content first some time this week, and will be followed by iOS users by the end of next week.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

This week the folks at Samsung Mobile have revealed an update that'll be sent automatically to a variety of smartphones around the world. This is part of Samsung's Security Maintenance Release, or SMR, process detailed last year for most of the device makers hero smartphones. This update is separate from Google Android patches, which come from Google and are sent through each device's individual carrier, where applicable. To get this Samsung update, you need only wait.

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LG G5 and G5 Pro cases show off smartphone designs

LG G5 and G5 Pro cases show off smartphone designs

The next LG smartphone (LG G5) has leaked with photos of its front and back and sides through case manufacturers of all sorts. The folks at LG aren't leaving anything up to chance with the LG G5, almost certainly bringing heat to MWC 2016 this February. Today we get to look at what's essentially the entire smartphone, from all sides - save the back, of course, since most of it is covered by case. But all the important bits are here!

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Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

Snapchat voice and video calling features leaked

If you want to send a pic or a video to someone complete with a note and a doodle on it, then Snapchat is probably the app you open to do so. It probably also helps that the app lets you know if the photo you sent was saved by the recipient. Well, in addition to these features, it would seem that the people behind the loveable ghost icon are hard at work at some other interesting things for the app.

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