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Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?

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Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.

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Your next PureView Windows Phone might pack Canon tech

Your next PureView Windows Phone might pack Canon tech

Microsoft and Canon have inked a new patent sharing deal, but before you yawn and roll over, the agreement could well make for even stronger PureView camera technology on future Windows Phones. The two firms have already joined forces on select R&D in the past, but the new collaboration covers "certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products" according to Microsoft.

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Photoshop Express arrives on Windows Phone

Photoshop Express arrives on Windows Phone

Windows Phone has gained yet another oft-used app: Adobe's Photoshop Express. The app allows users to edit their photographs to a somewhat sophisticated degree, including correcting colors and levels, and applying Instagram-like image filters.

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Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku offers several different set-top boxes, each of which allows users to control them through a physical -- if not simple -- remote control or through the Roku mobile app. For owners who run Windows Phone, the latter option hasn't been a possibly until this week.

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GOkey aims to be do-all Bluetooth smartphone accessory

GOkey aims to be do-all Bluetooth smartphone accessory

One massive amount of odd accessories are available in the wild today - so many that a company like the one making GOkey’s biggest goal is to reduce the amount of devices you need. GOkey is an accessory that has several functions, all inside a package that’s small enough to fit on your keychain.

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iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

Android and Windows Phone will follow iOS' lead in adding a remote kill-switch to help make stolen phones less valuable to thieves, after technology included in Apple's iPhone was credited with "stunning effectiveness". Cases of stolen Apple products in New York fell 19-percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative pushing for the kill-switch tech, with even greater improvements in San Francisco and London.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit is cooking up a Windows Phone 8.1 app, the wearable health band company has confirmed, bringing support for the popular tracker to Microsoft's smartphone platform. News of the app was confirmed by Fitbit on the company's official product forums, after would-be users were vocal in their demands for a version.

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Microsoft exploring cross-platform Cortana potential

Microsoft exploring cross-platform Cortana potential

Microsoft is considering extending its Cortana from Windows Phone to other platforms like iOS and Android, as it explores the value of a more ubiquitous digital personal assistant. The voice-controlled interface, revealed as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 developers preview, uses a mixture of specific user requests and contextual data like calendar entries, previous browsing history, and location to make smartphones running Microsoft's OS more personable and useful.

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review; help us, Cortana, you’re our only hope

Nokia Lumia 630 Review; help us, Cortana, you’re our only hope

Windows Phone is primed for a serious update, but can it make headway into the mid-range market? With Android holding sway in the “lesser-than” category, Microsoft aims to move into their territory via the Nokia Lumia 630. A decidedly mid-tier phone, it’s got some bite, but enough to stand up to those like the Moto G? We go hands-on to find out.

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Pinterest offers up beta app for Windows Phone

Pinterest offers up beta app for Windows Phone

Pinterest fans on Windows are about to get the app they’ve been waiting for. Pinterest has released a beta version of their app to Windows Phone, bringing them onto every major mobile OS around. Like any good app, it works much like the site it represents.

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New Windows Phone may have gesture control, like Kinect

New Windows Phone may have gesture control, like Kinect

Companies like Motorola and Microsoft want you to have smartphones, but don’t seem to want you to touch them. Motorola’s always-on listening mode gave us hands-free search, and a new report suggests Microsoft is trying to do something similar. Relying on gestures, a new handset may end up being the one you set down and never pick back up.

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