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    If you've been sitting on your hands to prevent yourself from snatching a $299 (or $349) Nexus 5X, here's your heads-up. If you recall, the original prices for the Nexus 5X were $379 for the 16GB variant and $429 for 32GB. If you don't recall those prices being the status quo, well, we don't blame you. But there will be ...

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    In a wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave his perspective on how his former homebase is faring. As the company's largest individual shareholder, he's been disappointed with the lack of information about revenues from cloud services as competition from Amazon in ...

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    If AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast pulled zero-rate schemes in India like they did in the US, they would have to stop today. Similarly, Facebook is actually going to have to stop in its tracks from promoting its Free Basics program in the country. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has banned "discriminatory ...

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    It seems that Samsung will be following Motorola, Nokia and Google's lead on the "Active Display," "Glance Screen" and "Ambient Display" features with its own power-conscious notifications system. But you gotta have a catchy name to come with. That's where Samsung will take a page from one of the more often ...

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  • Windows
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    Windows 10 Mobile may be the future of Microsoft's smartphone platform, but for the moment users have precious few hardware options for enjoying the new OS. You've got a handful of Lumia models from Microsoft, sure, but the majority of Lumia phones are still waiting for their official W10M updates to arrive. That's left ...

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  • iOS
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    Apple's rumored March event is just another month away, and word is that the Apple Watch will be taking the spotlight for at least part of the announcements. Some rumors suggest we could be looking at as little as new band hardware, while other reports point to some much more substantial news, including the launch of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent offers for LTE tablets and smartphones for Valentines Day. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 as the company has now surprised us with a price drop on its latest flagship. The smartwatch market follows as we hear of the current marketshare of the Apple ...

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  • Android
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    What do you think of when we mention February holidays? Valentine's Day? Well, sure, that's the easy one. What you might not have been aware of is that tomorrow, February 9, is Safer Internet Day, part of a decade-old campaign dedicated to promoting good security practices among internet users. Considering all the ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Social media accounts are like potato chips: they leave you feeling greasy, bloated, and ashamed of yourself. Wait, no, that's not quite right – let's try this again: it's hard to have just one. While networks like Twitter have made it a snap to juggle multiple accounts from within their apps, others have been late to ...

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  • Android
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    Google and Apple may be butting heads over who's the most valuable company these days, as shifting stock prices push top valuation back and forth between the two tech giants. But no matter which firm is currently in the top spot, there's no denying that the executives behind these companies are leading efforts that ...

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  • iOS
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    The Apple beta machine is hard at work cranking out new releases, and just like clockwork going back the past month now, every two weeks we've been seeing the distribution of a new iOS 9.3 beta. The company's still not quite to the point where it's ready for the big 9.3 public release, but today we see it get one step ...

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    Right now, India's got the second largest smartphone market around, so if you're a manufacturer looking to expand your operation, the country's users are a prime target. And while Apple may be a huge brand over here in the States, so far the company has yet to make a significant impact on Indian smartphone sales, ...

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  • Android
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    What's next for the Lenovo-owned Motorola brand - or, should we say, Moto brand? Last month, we heard Lenovo's CEO talking briefly about plans for a high-profile new Moto smartphone (or maybe even phones), due for launch sometime this July. And while that probably means a new Moto X, and likely another Moto G, what can ...

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  • Android
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    With MWC just two weeks away, we're getting into the home stretch for leaks and rumors focusing on the crop of new smartphone flagships expected to make their debut at the show. We've already seen the LG G5 reveal many of its secrets, and we've been waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy S7 to do the same. And while ...

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  • Android
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    We know, we know, there will always be some no-name Chinese device manufacturer ready to undercut the most absurdly low prices of Western phones and tablets for a few headlines and free publicity. But among the brands that count, the Fire 7 can’t possibly be rivaled in terms of extreme affordability. Yes, Amazon’s ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    The most generous, snarkiest, and also fastest-rising mobile operator when it comes to 4G LTE coverage strikes again for a limited time, bringing back a promotion that’s contributed to the survival of affordable Android tablets in several instances in the past. Forget affordable, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 is ...

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  • Android
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    There are many possible explanations for Samsung’s declining smartphone sales numbers, including a general market saturation and stagnating worldwide demand, but at the same time, the Korean giant’s powers that be clearly made a few strategic mistakes of late. Most notably, the Galaxy Note 5 was kept exclusive to ...

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  • iOS
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    Apple’s CEO of almost half a decade isn’t exactly an active person on social media. You won’t find Tim Cook constantly taunting his company’s rivals on Twitter, as T-Mobile’s John Legere does, or even sharing frequent personal updates on Facebook, like Mark Zuckerberg. In fact, before last night, the grand ...

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  • Android
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    Technically, Sony’s three new flagship Android phones, including the Xperia Z5 Premium, have been up for grabs stateside for several months now for people who were in a hurry and didn’t care about warranties. But official sales, through sanctioned retailers, with manufacturer coverage for first-year hardware ...

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  • Android
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    The Chinese startup that rocked the smartphone world back in 2014 is no longer a fumbling rookie, and in addition to a gradual phasing out of its controversial invite purchase system, it’s intent to show it with frequent and much more inspired discounts than ever. Not only are you able to freely buy the OnePlus X ...

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  • Windows
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    Microsoft doesn’t seem to care too much about the year’s fast-approaching biggest celebration of love, but it’s not going to let George Washington’s birthday go unnoticed, offering a slew of Presidents Day discounts on some of the company’s hottest gadgets. Through February 20, the Microsoft Band 2 will again ...

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    The biggest football game of the year was probably a little less hotly contested than neutral fans may have wished for, but the publicity wars were as fierce as ever, with millions of dollars spent by companies as diverse as Audi, Budweiser, Buick, Coca Cola, Hyundai, LG, Pantene, Pepsi, Snickers, and T-Mobile on ...

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    For a fledgling, immature, and extremely experimental market, the virtual reality universe is about to get a little too crowded for its own good, with options ranging from your rudimentary Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR to the much fancier Oculus Rift and HTC Vive soon. We shouldn’t forget about Microsoft ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    It should be crystal clear by now that, while it fell short of overly optimistic expectations from ardent iFans, the Apple Watch sold magnificently well during its first eight or nine months in stores, acting as the main catalyst behind the global rise of wrist-worn gadgets. Granted, Fitbits and Xiaomi Mi Bands also ...

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  • iOS
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    We don't know. It's a week from Valentine's Day and the tackiest, but most appropriate color is being talked about once again (and again and again). This year's four-inch iPhone that will likely come in the next month or so supposedly now has a pink option in addition to the silver and space gray options already in the ...

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