Category: Platforms

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its first post-release update

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has only been on sale for about a week, but the company has already issued its first update. Still based on Android 4.4.2, build G900W8VLU1AND is a 28MB update that offers “improved performance,” which is the most generic of changelogs we’ve seen. The build was created on April 11th, as opposed to

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Belkin beefs up its WeMo app with improvements to Light Switch

Belkin has updated its WeMo app with lots of new features for its excellent Light Switch module as the company expands its reach into the blossoming home automation industry. What started as a lone baby monitor has expanded into a line of smartphone-operated smart plugs, motion detectors, light switches and, launching this summer, smart light

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Yahoo releases overhauled Flickr app for Android and iOS

You’d be forgiven for thinking Marissa Mayer hasn’t taken Android as seriously as iOS since becoming CEO of Yahoo. The company has released many crucial updates for its most popular apps in recent months, including the iOS-only News Digest, and Android has often been left by the wayside. It looks like the situation is beginning to

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Chrome Remote Desktop app hits Android, coming to iOS later this year

Google has unleashed its Chrome Remote Desktop app on (un)suspecting Android users today, allowing smartphone and tablet lovers to control those old hunks of metal and plastic called computers. For the few remaining Luddites using laptops or *gasp* desktops, Remote Desktop works with a Chrome extension and subsequent Host app on Windows or OS X

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Popular iOS photo sharing app Frontback comes to Android

Just like that, another former iOS exclusive has made its way to Android. Frontback, the “selfie + 1″ photo sharing community, debuted on iOS last year to great acclaim, allowing users to post two cropped horizontal images, delineated between the front and back cameras (hence the name) with a small caption. The startup has raised

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Contest: Win a Bell HTC One M8

Our first HTC One M8 contest was incredibly successful and here is yet another chance for you to score this latest flagship! This time around it’s a Bell version and the all-aluminum beauty is waiting for you. We’re pretty fond of the LTE-enabled HTC One M8 – see our review here – and the full

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The Guardian’s Android beta app is beautiful, fast and free

UK-based The Guardian is a newspaper transforming into a digital content powerhouse. Though it’s kept its best content in front of a paywall until now, the company has experimented with a number of apps, mostly for iOS, including the photography-focused Guardian Eyewitness for iPad. Today, The Guardian is debuting a brand new beta app for

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