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Moto E and Moto G LTE review

The story of compromise is really a narrative of degrees. How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve something else? In the Android world, as the dwindling price of components outpaces the speed requirements of the software powered by those parts, such commoditization has created a market of capable, low-cost devices with Motorola at the forefront.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Preview receives another performance improvement update

Microsoft has issued a small update — it’s second — for Windows Phone 8.1 Preview, readying the release for later this summer. The 21MB over-the-air download brings the build up to 8.10.12393.890, and adds just a couple of user-facing improvements. According to WPCentral, Quiet Hours are now global and don’t need Cortana, which isn’t officially

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Apple steals away one of Nokia’s PureView sensor innovators

Likely lost in the hubbub of the potential Beats deal this week is the fact that Ari Partinen, one of PureView’s inventors over at Nokia, is moving to Apple. Now that Microsoft wholly owns Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it was inevitable that some personnel shifting would happen, but this is a big gain for Apple. Partinen

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Sony Xperia Z2 review

You’d be hard-pressed to find a company more deserving of success in the mobile space than Sony. The company’s early Android phones were, to put it mildly, disappointing. Who can forget the Timescape/Mediascape controversy, and how, for so many years, the company always seemed to be a step or two behind its competitors in both

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Speck CandyShell Amped iPhone 5s case review

Let’s be honest: smartphone speakers are generally tinny, sibilant weaklings. Tiny amplifiers and minuscule enclosures, coupled with design limitations, often create music that sounds thin and voices that arrive soft. Speck, one of the most popular smartphone accessory manufacturers, decided to do something about this with its new CandyShell Amped case for the iPhone 5 and

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TYLT Vu Wireless Charger review

Wireless charging is a first world problem. It’s a scratch to an itch you didn’t even know existed, but once it’s there you can’t stop scratching. The idea behind the practice is so sound as to be obvious: remove the need to insert a charging cable, or obviate a docking station, by placing the device

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Windows Phone developers can now respond to app reviews

Microsoft launched its pilot program this week, first announced at BUILD, which allows Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to app reviews. The pilot program contains a small group of pre-selected developers, and is currently only US-only, although Microsoft will slowly expand the program each month to new developers prioritized by app download volume.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Few devices this year are going to receive the attention, and scrutiny, of Samsung’s newest flagship. The Galaxy S5 is the star of Samsung’s expanding smartphone lineup, and as the Korean company’s reach that grown beyond Android enthusiasts, its products have gone through a number of quiet evolutions. Befitting the fifth product in a series,

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HTC One M8 review

There’s a popular idiom reinforced in schools every year to millions of students: two heads are better than one. The thinking goes, one person is an island, and smart as he may be, there’s always another way to look at a problem. With the second HTC One, the M8, the Taiwanese manufacturer worked closely with

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