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Square's food delivery service can get you a $15 NYC meal in 15 minutes

You might have forgotten that Square, the company best known for its mobile credit card reader, also owns the restaurant delivery service Caviar. With so many food delivery options out there, it's simply hard to stand out. But now Square...Show More Summary

Samsung's made an app that lets you record your mobile gaming

Recording games on your console or PC is pretty easy these days. But, what if your game of choice is on mobile? Search Google's Play store, and there's a bevy of apps promising to record your screen with ease. Sadly, most of them require you root your device, or simply look a bit dodgy. Show More Summary

The Moto X and Nexus 6 have never been cheaper in the UK

Motorola's no stranger to flash sales in the UK, but its latest price drop could well be the one that clears its remaining stock ahead of a hardware refresh. Following the phone maker's two-day sale back in May, which saw it introduce...Show More Summary

BitTorrent Shoot shares photos and videos between platforms

It's not that hard to exchange pics and videos these days -- you can just attach them to emails or forward them via messaging apps. BitTorrent is hoping you'd still be willing to pay for an app designed to send and receive media files...Show More Summary

CloudPlayer streams your music from Dropbox and Google Drive

DoubleTwist has released a media player separate from its main product, and this one can stream music straight from various cloud services. Aptly named CloudPlayer, the app links to your Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive accounts all at once to access any music files you've uploaded. Show More Summary

Panasonic's behemoth camera phone hits the US for $1,000

Did you take one look at Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 and vow to pay whatever it took to get this smartphone/mirrorless camera hybrid in the US? You now have a chance to put your money where your mouth is. Panasonic has started sellingShow More Summary

Vessel brings its YouTube-like subscription service to Android

Vessel launched as a YouTube alternative with exclusive early access to ad-free content for $3 a month. Beginning today, it's available for Android in beta form. The service launched in March for iOS with videos from A&E, Rheet & Link, Unbox Therapy, Warner Music Group and others. Show More Summary

Snapchat CEO posts a grainy video explaining how his app works

Snapchat may be four years old and raking in tons of investment money, but that isn't stopping the messaging service from acting like a basement-based startup from 2007. The company has posted a an extra low-quality (240p!), obviously...Show More Summary

Fairphone's next 'ethical smartphone' is modular for easy repair

Smartphones are great, but oftentimes it's not so much fun for the people who have to source the raw materials and build the hardware. That's why Fairphone exists, an "ethical" smartphone that promises that its devices have been made with the utmost respect for both the environment and human rights. Show More Summary

Twitter automatically plays videos on iOS and the web

Facebook isn't the only big social network automatically playing most videos these days -- Twitter is hopping on that bandwagon, too. Visit your feed on iOS or the web and any GIFs, Vines and native Twitter video will start playing as soon as you look at them. Show More Summary

Phone-controlled Range Rover helps you get out of a jam

Never mind those dreams of using a handheld device to steer your car from the back seat, James Bond-style -- the real purpose of remote control may be to get your vehicle past a muddy trench. Jaguar Land Rover is developing smartphone...Show More Summary

Emoji passcodes promise more security than numbers

There's little doubt that PIN codes are lousy security measures. They're not only easy to crack (there are just 7,290 non-repeating four-digit combos), but hard to remember at first. Intelligent Environments thinks there's a better way: replace them with emoji. Show More Summary

Sony's tweaked Xperia Z4v has a better screen, bigger waistline

Remember when Sony cooked up a new flagship smartphone for Japan called the Z4, then renamed it the Z3+ when it came time to take it overseas? Yeah, well, it's finally coming to the United States with a little help from Verizon, and it has another name for us to try and keep straight. Show More Summary

Virgin Media's free WiFi app finally comes to iOS

One of the perks of being a Virgin Media customer is gaining access to the company's suite of mobile apps. They let you make landline calls and watch TV on your smartphone, but also connect to thousands of free WiFi hotspots all over the UK. Show More Summary

Iran bans some officials from using smartphones over spying jitters

As you might gather, Iran is more than a little nervous about people bringing the wrong devices into high-security locations -- the last time that happened, its nuclear program went down the tubes. It's no surprise, then, that the country just said it will ban officials from using smartphones for work if they have access to classified info. Show More Summary

North Korea turns off foreigners' mobile internet access

You probably aren't planning a trip to North Korea any time soon, but if you are... well, don't expect to post your Instagram photos while you're there. The country's only cellphone provider, Koryolink, has turned off its 3G networkShow More Summary

The best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus battery cases

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at We've spent more than 140 hours testing 21 different battery cases (18 for the iPhone 6 and...Show More Summary

Microsoft Moonraker is the Nokia smartwatch we almost got

If you were wondering what Nokia's take on a smartwatch would have been, take a look at the Microsoft Moonraker, a cancelled watch that attempted to bring in some of Windows Phone's style. Microsoft nixed it when it acquired Nokia'sShow More Summary

Line jumps from messaging to music with its own streaming service

When messaging giant Line signaled its intent to jump into music by acquiring Microsoft's MixRadio, it wasn't kidding around. Meet Line Music, a streaming music service for Japan that (to no one's surprise) is tied closely to the company's chat app. Show More Summary

The LG G4 is getting updates you can't turn down

When a software update is ready for your smartphone, you usually get a friendly notification that lets you refuse the fix if you're anxious or just busy. At least some LG G4 owners aren't getting that option, however. Customers on both...Show More Summary

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