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Facebook launches Moments: Makes privately sharing photos quick and easy

As the summer kicks in gear, people are capturing moments with their smartphone cameras. With the new Moments app you can now quickly and easily share your memories with family and friends.

HTC One M9 software update significantly improves camera performance

The one feature of the HTC One M9 that receives criticism around the world is the camera performance. This new software update significantly improves performance and make the M9 a solid choice.

Hands-on: HTC One M9 Active Pro case let's you work and play in the rain

There's a certain freedom that comes with using a waterproof, shock-proof case and the one for the HTC One M9 is fantastic.

Asus considering an acquisition of fellow Taiwanese company HTC

HTC continues to struggle financially. Its outlook may change if Asustek carries early internal discussions to a purchase of HTC.

Dish reportedly in talks to merge with T-Mobile

Large media companies and wireless carriers are partnering up with the latest report that Dish may bring its spectrum asset to T-Mobile.

Sony cuts first 1,000 of 2,100 jobs in Sweden, rolls out T-Mobile Z3 Lollipop update

As part of Sony's mobile unit restructuring cuts are starting to be made in Europe. Some good news is that US T-Mobile customers are finally getting the Lollipop update.

Google I/O wrap-up, ZenFone 2, Android Wear update (MobileTechRoundup show #347)

Most of this episode focused on discussing the Google I/O 2015 event. Kevin is also quite impressed with a new low cost smartphone from ASUS.

Ten reasons to still consider a basic flip phone in today's smartphone world

Most phones sold by carriers are smartphones, but there are still many reasons that a basic flip phone is still a valid option for many people.

Android Pay announced: Let the Google mobile wallet confusion continue

Google was one of the first to launch a widely-accepted mobile payment solution, but no one knew about it and carriers limited its functionality. It doesn't seem like much with change with Android Pay on Android M.

Moleskine TimePage provides a refreshing calendar experience for your iPhone and Apple Watch

It's not often that people get excited about using their calendar. However, Moleskine's new TimePage application is fun to use and provides essential consolidated information in a way that makes you want to use your calendar.

Scan documents and whiteboards with your Android smartphone and Microsoft Office Lens

Microsoft completes the trifecta with the full release of Office Lens for Android joining iOS and Windows Phone products.

BlackBerry Passport and Fitbit Surge: Productivity over bling

There are a number of amazing new smartphones and wearable products, but these devices - and the bells and whistles they deliver - can cause us to lose focus on what's really important to have.

T-Mobile kicks off LG G4 pre-orders; best Android smartphone priced less than other flagship phones

Customers can order a LG G4 from T-Mobile tomorrow and expect to receive it before the 3 June in-store date. Buyers will get a 128GB microSD card and leather back too.

BLU Win HD LTE hands-on: An affordable dual SIM Windows Phone that exceeds expectations

While browsing through the Microsoft Store I stumbled across a Windows Phone priced at just $199. It turns out that the BLU Win HD LTE impressed me over the past week and is a device to consider.

Boat safely and keep others informed with the help of the US Coast Guard mobile app

Boating season kicks off this weekend and while many recreational boaters do not have advanced navigation and communications equipment, they do have a smartphone. Install the USCG mobile app to stay informed and improve safety.

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 wall and portable chargers top off your new phones quickly

Battery life is important and with more phones launching with integrated batteries, it's important to get those phones charged up quickly. Aukey makes a couple inexpensive solutions for rapid charging.

Seven reasons the LG G4 is better for business than the Samsung Galaxy S6

The competition for the best Android smartphone is heating up. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 is an excellent choice, I think the LG G4 is the best choice for the business world.

Tips for buying used and unlocked phones

You can save money and pick up some quality hardware if you know where to shop and what to avoid. Mathew Miller has the details.

The 10 best smartphones for the first half of 2015

Now that all the latest and greatest smartphones have been announced and in my hands, it's time to see which are the best available.

Don't let the elements slow you down with Catalyst, LifeProof, and Seidio cases for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Many of us take our iPhones everywhere, including our outdoor adventures. Whether you run, cycle, ski, ride, boat, or take part in some other outdoor activity there are a few solid choices to protect your iPhone 6 Plus from the toughest elements.

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