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Instagram tools help you tweak the colors in your photos

Instagram isn't slowing down in its bid to give you more control over your pictures. The square photo social network has updated its Android app (iOS is due in a few days) with two new tools that let you fine-tune the color of your shots. Show More Summary

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is a royal pain to repair

You're probably aware that you can't easily pry open the Galaxy S6, but what's it like if you do try? It's something of a nightmare, if you ask iFixit. The repair-it-yourself shop has torn down a Galaxy S6 Edge, and it's pretty clear that Samsung didn't design its latest smartphone with fixes in mind. Show More Summary

Madonna continues her app tour with a video premiere on Meerkat

Madonna is still determined to hold on to the spotlight by premiering music videos in the internet services du jour. Her next stop? Meerkat. Swing by the livestreaming service at 1PM Eastern and you'll see the Material Girl's video for "Ghosttown" before it makes its way elsewhere. Show More Summary

Engadget giveaway: win a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 courtesy of AMIDuOS!

Microsoft's found its stride with the Surface Pro 3, offering a portable yet powerful PC experience in a tablet form factor. Our readers even voted it the best overall gadget of 2014. Developers for the Windows platform, though, seem to be in short supply, leaving many popular apps out of reach (or out of date) for Microsoft fans. Show More Summary

Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches -- in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to Business Insider shows that the company is going to steer you toward using either the Apple Store app or its online store to buy devices like the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook. Show More Summary

LG's upcoming G4 lets you take better photos in the dark

LG's flagship smartphone has improved every year, other than the custom UX apps that we've found to be "unnecessary" and "redundant." A new tease of the G4 and its UX 4.0 software shows more of the same on both fronts. The company has...Show More Summary

Smartphone accessory puts HIV diagnosis in doctors' pockets

People living in far-flung locations, especially in developing nations, could always use affordable tests for various diseases that enable remote diagnosis. Take for instance, this new two-part biosensing platform developed by a team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University, which can detect E. Show More Summary

Twitter now quotes tweets without wasting text

If you've previously tried to quote tweets in the official Twitter app, you know how painful it was -- all it did was throw quotation marks around the post, giving you little space to add your own color commentary. At last, though, it's working the way it should. Show More Summary

EE to launch its seamless WiFi calling feature on April 10th

EE's been talking about adding WiFi calling to its list of customer conveniences since last summer, and though slightly delayed, the feature is now ready for prime time. Well, almost, as WiFi calling will officially launch on April 10th, coinciding with the release of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Messenger helps uncover a Brazilian corruption scandal

Some less-than-ethical businesspeople are learning the hard way that even secure messaging systems aren't all that private. Brazilian authorities have used BlackBerry Messenger records (obtained through warrants and BlackBerry's help)...Show More Summary

Samsung fights fears of Galaxy S6 bending with a video

Sadly, the he-said-she-said disputes over bending smartphones aren't ending any time soon. Samsung has responded to SquareTrade's allegations that the Galaxy S6 Edge is easily bendable by posting a video that shows the official stress tests for both the Edge and the regular S6. Show More Summary

Google wants no-cost international roaming for its phone service

Google may not have grand ambitions for its upcoming cellular network, but the company could still have a few clever tricks up its sleeve. The Telegraph claims that Google is talking to wireless giant Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Three (and soon O2), about letting American customers roam at no extra cost on the foreign carrier's networks. Show More Summary

Sharp said to be spinning off its smartphone LCD business

Sharp is still in financial trouble despite shifting more of its attention to mobile displays, and it appears ready to take some drastic action to keep itself afloat. Nikkei, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal all claim that the Japanese firm is planning to spin off its smartphone LCD division. Show More Summary

Vine remembers it has a Windows Phone app, finally updates it

When Vine revealed its newfound HD ambitions last week, your author wondered out loud whether the company's long-in-the-tooth Windows Phone app was ever going to get an update again. Well, the answer is a pretty definitive yes: VineShow More Summary

Apple reportedly can't launch its watch in Switzerland until December

Here's a textbook case of irony: the Apple Watch may not have a quick launch in Switzerland... you know, the spiritual home of watches. Swiss broadcaster RTS reports that Leonard Timepieces has a trademark in the country that supposedly prevents companies from using the word "apple" in association with watches and other jewelry. Show More Summary

OnePlus releases OxygenOS, its custom take on Android

After a pretty sizable delay, OnePlus has at last released OxygenOS, its in-house version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. As promised back near the start of the year, this Cyanogen replacement is all about a "back to basics" approach that keeps things stock unless the startup thinks a new feature would be genuinely useful. Show More Summary

Venmo finally gets more secure with two-factor authentication

If you're the type who uses Venmo to pay your buddies back for artisanal cupcakes, congratulations: You're a little bit safer now. Venmo announced the other day that it was rolling out a new two-factor identification feature -- whenShow More Summary

Hacking game 'TouchTone' turned me into an NSA spy, and I liked it

I didn't think I'd make for a good NSA agent until I played TouchTone. The iOS puzzle game had me looking for enemies of the state by scouring text messages and emails, and it didn't faze me one bit. It's absolutely unlike how I am in real life. Show More Summary

Tinder's first video ad is here and it's all Bud Light's fault

"There's a lot of synergies between the Tinder audience and the audience we're looking for," said Bud Light's Director of Marketing to Ad Week. And for that reason it's selecting 1,000 swipe-righters -- although you can also enter through...Show More Summary

LG intros new flagship's high-contrast display before the phone itself

LG must consider the G4's display as one of its main attractions, because the company's launching it weeks before the device's debut. The South Korean electronics maker has announced that it's begun mass producing its next flagship device's 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel. Show More Summary

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