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Google wants to help you post food photos on Maps

If you can't help but take photos of your food before you chow down, you'll be glad to hear that Google might be ready to fuel your habit. Months after shutting down its experimental food shot app Tablescape, Google is testing a Maps...Show More Summary

Moto X Play reportedly coming to Verizon as the Droid Maxx 2

When Motorola unveiled the Moto X Play, it left Americans hanging. Would that combination of a big display, mid-tier specs and a huge battery ever reach the US? If you ask Phandroid, the answer is yes -- although it might not show up in the form you'd like. Show More Summary

BlackBerry's Android phone should include a ton of BB10 features

BlackBerry's repeatedly leaked Venice slider may look like it's running stock Android on the surface, but new leaks suggest that there's a lot more going on underneath. Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted both animations and file lists hinting that there could be a load of features borrowed from BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry Experience Suite. Show More Summary

ASUS makes a Zenfone 2 with a whopping 256GB of storage

Smartphones with more than 128GB of storage are still extremely rare, but they just became a little more accessible... if you live in Brazil, at least. ASUS has unveiled a Delxue Special Edition of the Zenfone 2 that includes a cavernous 256GB of storage. Show More Summary

Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwords

Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte L√łge analyzed 4,000...Show More Summary

Swatch plans multiple smartwatches, but they'll be simple

Swatch has only just dipped its toes into the smartwatch waters, but it already has grand ambitions in the category. CEO Nick Hayek tells Tages-Anzeiger that next year's Touch Zero Two (due around the Rio Olympics in August) is just the start. Show More Summary

Motorola's Moto 360 sequel shows up in the wild

Motorola hasn't done the best job of keeping its Moto 360 follow-up a secret, and it doesn't look like that trend is about to reverse any time soon. Chicago-area observers on Google+ and Reddit have spotted Motorola employees wearing...Show More Summary

Verizon is still 'evaluating' support for Samsung Pay

We hope you weren't planning to use your Verizon-badged Galaxy S6 or Note 5 with Samsung Pay on September 28th... you might be disappointed. Big Red notes that it's still in the "process of evaluating" Samsung Pay while AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have already pledged support. Show More Summary

Why Xiaomi is Apple's biggest threat in China (and soon, everywhere else)

When the new iOS 9 comes out this fall, Apple's iPhone Maps app will finally offer public-transit directions. At first, the feature will be available for just 10 cities worldwide. Except in China, that is, where it's launching in more than 300 localities at once. Comments Tags: apple, fastcompany, mobilepostcross, partner, syndicated, xiaomi

The international version of the Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 runs Cyanogen 12

There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1, a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-function fingerprint reader and an attractive 1,799 yuan ($280) sticker price. Show More Summary

OnePlus 2 update brings Stagefright patch, battery improvements

We knew an over-the-air update was coming to the OnePlus 2, but now it's here. Today, OnePlus released the first software revision for its new flagship smartphone, bringing with it a few major changes to OxygenOS. The most importantShow More Summary

?BlackBerry's Android-powered slider phone gets shown in motion

Want a closer look at Blackberry's rumored, occasionally leaked Android, keyboard-toting smartphone? Evan Blass (of @evleaks) has unearthed some device videos that offer a closer look at that all-important sliding keyboard, as well as...Show More Summary

O2's 'intelligent' network adjusts masts to boost your signal

Mobile network infrastructure isn't exactly an enthralling dinner-table topic, and yet somehow, O2's actually managed to make it sound interesting. The carrier's announced that it's switched on its new "self-optimising intelligent network," which responds to customers' needs in real-time. Show More Summary

Yahoo Weather warns you about rain in time to find an umbrella

Weather apps are quite handy, and now Yahoo's mobile software is even more helpful. The app will send you an alert 15 minutes before rain or snow is expected to start so you have enough time to prepare. The new feature offers warnings similar to Dark Sky's weather info. Show More Summary

Jolla's crowdsourced tablet is up for pre-order

The Jolla tablet started life with an interesting pitch: a crowdfunded slate with a novel, gesture-based OS, an Intel 64-bit quad-core CPU, a high resolution 7.85-inch screen and software features culled from the community's most popular suggestions. Show More Summary

Android Wear update makes watch faces come to life

Google fans already rocking Android Wear will get an update this week that enables interactive watch faces. You can tap them to show more information or launch an app. The three watch faces released today include "Bits", which keepsShow More Summary

Your next Android phone won't have as many pre-installed apps

If you never use Google Play Games, Google Play Books, Google+ or Google Newsstand, than good news: none of them will be installed on your next Android phone. The suite of apps used to be mandatory for any manufacturer that wanted to...Show More Summary

HBO Now arrives on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

We knew it was coming, and now it's here. HBO Now, the network's standalone streaming service, is available on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices after making its way to Android gadgets and the Chromecast earlier this summer....Show More Summary

Giphy Cam wants to be the Instagram of GIFs

Everybody loves a good animated GIF but they're just such a pain to create from a mobile device. Or rather, they were a pain to create on mobile devices now that Giphy's new mobile camera app is available. The Giphy Cam is a free, iOS-only...Show More Summary

Huawei's Honor 7i has just one flipping camera

Even though Huawei is just two weeks away from its IFA launch event, it couldn't help but push out another eccentric device beforehand. In Beijing today, the company unveiled the Honor 7i which, like the Oppo N series, has a camera that can flip around for some quality selfies. Show More Summary

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