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Google News & Weather app gets major overhaul

Official Google News app hits Google Play with first significant update in years

The built-in Google News and Weather app on stock Android devices hasn’t been given much attention since back in the Android 2.3 days. That changes today, however, with a major update to the app now hitting the Google Play Store. Google News & Weather version 2.0 is now landing on the Play Store for just about all Android devices, and it’s available as  [Read More...]

Watch ABC and NPR One get Chromecast support

Two more apps join the Chromecast family today: NPR One and Watch ABC can now have their content beamed to your TV thanks to Google’s handy little HDMI dongle.

In addition to today’s announcement of new Android phones and tablets and new Windows Phones from Archos, the company is expanding their connected home line with a new home weather station. The spherical pair of devices, due to be announced at IFA 2014 is designed to work with both Android and iOS devices.

Enough is enough sometimes — here’s how to mute threads on Google+

Google+ is a wonderful place of conversations. But unlike real conversations, when you get bored, you can’t just walk away. That’s what the mute button is there is for. It lets you get out of a conversation and the flood of notifications an active post can bring. You can also use the mute button on individual people, which we genuinely hope  [Read More...]

Google has released the 64-bit version of the Chrome web browser for Windows 7 and 8 into its stable channel, after first releasing a version in its beta development channel in July.

Ahead of its Galaxy Note 4 unveiling event next week in Germany, Samsung has posted a few short teaser videos showing the creative power of the Galaxy Note series. The videos show how artists and creative types use the S Pen on the go, with one artist going as far as saying the Note has allowed her to replace her computer.

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HTC Desire 510 specs

HTC’s latest mid-range Desire device, the Desire 510, isn’t going to blow anyone away with its internal specs. But getting a good value for your money on these budget-minded devices is important — here’s the full specs list for the Desire 510.

HTC announces Desire 510 with LTE, mid-range specs

Another spot filled in the Desire lineup with nice hardware design and Sense 6

Building on its mid-range Desire brand, HTC today announced the LTE-equipped Desire 510 for a worldwide launch. Slotting in notably lower than the Desire 610 announced earlier this year but much higher than last year’s Desire 500, the 510 is a 4.7-inch device with a fresh plastic design in either white or navy blue.

The Desire 510 pulls design notes from both  [Read More...]

A new study suggests that Amazon may have sold no more than 35,000 Fire Phones since the smartphone launched this summer. The reasearch cited reasons such as a high $ 200 price tag that’s equivalent to Apple’s iPhone 5s and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and an exclusivity with U.S. carrier AT&T as reasons for the Fire Phone’s slow sales, though Amazon still has not disclosed sales numbers for its debut smartphone on the market.

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AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the new reorganization, AT&T will merge the Mobility and Business Solutions group into one, allowing former Mobility head Ralph de la Vega to head the unit in his new role as CEO of AT&T’s Mobile & Business Solutions Group.

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