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HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it’s halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update.

If you’ve yet to update, well, sit tight. If you’re one of the ones experiences issues, we’ve got a forum thread on it here.

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Looking for some tunes to accompany your Labor Day party? Google has you covered and Google Play Music is now offering everyone a chance to download Katy Perry’s Prism album featuring 13 tracks for free. The pop album was released in October 2013 and so far has amassed quite a number of positive reviews.

If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today’s the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.

A new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version up to 1.1.

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Sprint on Thursday announced a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 w/ Sprint Spark. Once downloaded and installed over-the-air, the update will let users make international calls over Wi-Fi connections. What’s more, this will not cost the customer anything extra to use.

“We are excited to roll out International Wi-Fi Calling as part of our commitment to enhancing the customer experience and expanding  [Read More...]

Many of us want a watch with the look of a traditional watch but the capabilities of a smartwatch. Speeds Watch Face is an app that let’s you have the best of both worlds. Speeds Watch Face gives your smartwatch the look of a classic analogue sports watch, and it displays the time and date just like every watch face. However, it also has a battery indicator… Read more »

The post Speeds Watch Face: A speedometer with style ['Watch' This App] appeared first on SmarterWatching.

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IFA 2014 preview

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here’s a taster of what to expect in Berlin

Every September the world’s tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of the year. If you’re not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe’s answer to CES. A trade show covering the vast world of consumer electronics and as such, the vast world of mobile products  [Read More...]

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If you were waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and in the UK, you’ll be pleased to hear that the device is now available for preorder for delivery on September 10th.

EE, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Phones4u, and Vodafone are all offering up the device at various prices, but seems to be in between the £30 to £40 per month mark depending on the upfront cost  [Read More...]

CBC News app completely revamped in latest update

The CBC (that’s the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has just completely scrapped and redone its CBC News app, bringing in a dramatically improved experience. All of your standard news categories, including a breaking news ticker and regionalized updates based on where you live, are all here in a new native app that isn’t exactly revolutionary but is dramatically better than what they had before.

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What do you get when you cross a Droid Razr M and a prepaid 4G LTE plan? The Motorola Luge that’s what.

Featuring a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-Megapixel camera, 8GB of internal storage, 2000 mAH battery, and Android 4.4.2, The Motorola Luge is the device you’ll want if you’e in the market for a powerful Android device running on the prepaid Verizon LTE network.

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