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Windows 10's latest phone test gives you more control over photos

Microsoft is likely on the cusp of unveiling its first Windows 10 phones, which has left more than a few fans wondering why it hasn't posted a fresh preview version of Windows 10 Mobile in a while. Well, wonder no longer -- the company...Show More Summary

The Moto Body fitness-tracking app is now available on your phone

There are probably way too many ways to keep tabs your activity these days -- dedicated fitness trackers, smartwatches, and even your phone let you know how how healthy or lethargic you are. Motorola rolled its own fitness-tracking features...Show More Summary

Russia finds that Google is abusing its mobile dominance

Remember how Russian search firm Yandex claimed that Google was abusing its lead in mobile by making Android phone makers pre-install some Google apps, and precluding some third-party apps? Well, Russia agrees. The country's anti-monopoly regulator has determined that Google's app policy violates national competition law. Show More Summary

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pre-orders are live

It's that magical time of year where adults sit awake at their computers in the middle of the night (or with an iDevice and the Apple Store app open) in an effort to snag the latest iPhones. Pre-orders have gone live for Cupertino'sShow More Summary

'Pokémon Go' uses your phone for real-life Mewtwo hunting

We've seen Pokémon in VR before, but how about getting them about and playing with them in the real world? That's what Pokémon Go wants to achieve. It's a collaboration between Niantic Labs (the folks behind the GPS-based Ingress) and The Pokémon Company. Show More Summary

AT&T Mobility head: Let's cool it with the 5G hype

Hoping to splash a bit of cold water on Verizon's 5G testing news, AT&T Mobility chief Glenn Lurie is promoting a "wait and see" approach for the next generation of wireless technology. "We're not at a point to be making promises or commitments to customers as to what 5G is," Lurie told CNET at the CTIA trade show last week. Show More Summary

Cyanogen will get cozy with Microsoft's Cortana

You can use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant on Android right now, but it's not really integrated with Android. There's only so much the developers can do when they don't control the operating system. If Cyanogen has its way, though, you'll soon see what Cortana can do when the gloves are off. Show More Summary

Apple will shut down HopStop's mass transit services in October

Apple kept HopStop's mass transit directions and guides running (with notable exceptions) long after it bought the company back in 2013, but you won't get to rely on them for much longer: Cupertino has revealed that it's shutting down HopStop come October. Show More Summary

Marshall London: What happens when an amp maker builds a phone?

Why does a company famous for making guitar amps decide to make a phone? The Marshall brand realized clinging to its rock heritage won't serve it forever. That's why it already moved into headphones and Bluetooth speakers -- modern day lifestyle products -- via a collaboration with Zound Industries. Show More Summary

Tim Cook is Stephen Colbert's next 'Late Show' tech guest

Stephen Colbert continues to rack up high-profile tech guests for The Late Show and the latest is none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook. Of course, Colbert announced it in the most new-Colbert way possible: Smiling for the camera, talking...Show More Summary

Don't use Sony smartphones underwater

If you head on over to Sony's website today, the company will warn you not to use its Xperia smartphones while underwater. That might come as a surprise, especially as Sony has repeatedly touted the waterproof capability of its devices in the past. Show More Summary

HandyCase adds touch controls to the back of your iPhone or iPad

It can be tough playing games on a tablet, since you can't hold 'em up comfortably like a controller or a phone. Silicon Valley startup HandScape believes their iPhone and iPad "HandyCase" is the answer to that problem. HandyCase might...Show More Summary

'Stagefright' vulnerability files released to the wild

On the heels of its Stagefright detection app, Zimperium (the outfit that discovered the Android security flaw) has released its exploit to the public. But before you get your hands dirty tinkering with it to find a fix there are a few things you need to consider. Show More Summary

Apple helps you prep to pre-order a new iPhone

Anxious to get your hands on one of those shiny new iPhones? You're not alone. And while you may be waiting a few days to have one in hand, pre-orders open up this weekend. To help prep for the rush, the company is allowing eager USShow More Summary

Here's why the iPhone 6s has a smaller battery

Although the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus don't look all that different, Apple has sneaked in a few major hardware changes. 3D Touch was one of the big announcements, which allows the iPhone to determine how much pressure you apply to the screen and display shortcuts and other features accordingly. Show More Summary

Paper's new iPhone app can replace your Moleskine

Even without an official iPad stylus (until yesterday, that is), FiftyThree's Paper for the iPad was one of the best apps out there for showing just how good Apple's tablet was for creating beautiful artwork, either with your finger or the company's Pencil accessory. Show More Summary

Marriott wants you to take a VR vacation in its hotel rooms

You've just checked into your hotel after an all-day marathon of running across airports to avoid missing connections; eaten a ton of crappy, overpriced airport food because you missed a connection; are dead tired and just want to go to sleep. Show More Summary

'Pokémon Go' uses your phone for real life MewTwo hunting

We've seen Pokémon in VR before, but how about getting them about and playing with them in the real world? That's what Pokémon Go wants to achieve. It's a collaboration between Niantic Labs (the folks behind the GPS-based Ingress) and the Pokémon Company. Show More Summary

TiVo owners can finally download recordings on Android

About a year ago TiVo added video streaming to its Android app, and now the app can also download recordings for offline viewing. It's something TiVo DVR owners with iOS have been able to do for nearly two years, but better late than never (we guess). Show More Summary

Google's new Wallet app makes its way to the Play Store

Google has clothed its Wallet app in a pleasant green hue, made it look crisper, and then sent it to the Play Store with its edgier (literally) new logo. In fact, Mountain View has released it as a brand new download instead of as an update to the old app, most likely to prepare for Android Pay's arrival. Show More Summary

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