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Microsoft's first fitness tracker works on Android too

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with Android smartphones via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available in the Play Store.

Lenovo completes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Motorola has today announced on its official blog that the company has become part of Lenovo's family of businesses, essentially finalizing everything we've reported on thus far regarding the $2.91 billion acquisition. It's said that...Show More Summary

EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device.

Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories.

Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world

Xiaomi has had a great year, both in its home market and in India, where the vendor debuted earlier this year. According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi's strong showing in these markets has resulted in the vendor claiming third spot in the global smartphone manufacturers list, up from number five from just a few months ago.

Microsoft Health available for Android to sync your (future) Microsoft Band

We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft's fitness tracker. Now we're seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and offer fitness tracking thanks to the wearable.

Samsung's Q3 earnings dragged down by weak smartphone sales

Given intense competition in the global smartphone race, Samsung Electronics reported its third quarter profits, showing a steep decline of almost 60 percent compared to a year ago. Global profits earned during the quarter is at $3.9 billion, which is in line with the guidance Samsung had issued. Show More Summary

Pebble's Android beta updated to bring new notifications menu, lets you end calls from your wrist

Pebble has finally launched its beta app for Android smartphones. The new app is said to be entirely redone from the ground up to be more stable and deliver a better experience to users. Additionally, there are some new features like...Show More Summary

How to clean the leather back of your Moto X (and make it smell oh-so-fresh)

This is a story all about how My Moto X got dirty, but it's clean now And I'd like to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how I cleaned my phone 'cause I likes to share In West Virginia, born and raised Drinking coffee is how I spend most of my days A couple of speed bumps were up to no good And spilled my java all over the phone and my food...

Google Drive gets Material Design with latest update

It looks like the Material Design makeover is continuing in full force. Google Drive received an update today, bringing with it some subtle design tweaks as well as new animations.

Soon, you'll be able to command 'OK Google' to search in third-party apps

Rather than having to search through apps like Yelp, soon you'll be able to simply wake up your phone with the "OK, Google" command that's baked into Google Search and use your voice to search useful information. Once developers update...Show More Summary

Google sends more Inbox invites; current users can invite more friends Thursday

Google is giving out more invites to join its new Inbox party. The app, based off of Google's Gmail service, allows user to better manage and deal with emails in a new layout. So far, the service has been by invitation only, and fortunately Google is sending out more invites now. Show More Summary

Weekly Photo Contest: Evening

We always have our phones on us, and that means we take a good number of evening photos. Whether it's while enjoying dinner, waiting for a train home from work or sitting on the couch at home, these are the times we take the quick evening shots with mobile devices. Show More Summary

Piracy concerns spur Google Glass, wearables ban in movie theaters

When it comes time to date night on Friday and you're ready for that dinner and a movie, be sure not to don Google's wearable Glass to the theaters, no matter how cool and fashionable you think the eyeglasses may be. Inconsistent rules...Show More Summary

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Fast' winners!

Our latest photo contest was a quick one — well, actually it ran the same length of time but you know what we mean. We racked up dozens of entries this week, and now we're here to show off the winners who will be taking home prizes.

Google Play Movies & TV getting info cards, material design makeover in next update

The Google Play Movies & TV app is getting soon that will add some interactivity to your movie watching. The update will also bring Google's new material design to the app.

Huawei delivers bad news: Ascend Mate 2 won't get KitKat

Huawei just confirmed that the Ascend Mate 2 will not be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. The device runs Huawei's Emotion 2 UI on top of Android and was launched at an affordable $299 price tag unlocked.

Take control of your connected devices with the Harmony Ultimate Home

If you have a lot of connected devices in your home, chances are you often look for ways to tie them all together. Most devices have their own specific smartphone apps or remote in tow, making it hard to get everything to work together as one big unit. Show More Summary

Samsung's new Level Box Mini wireless speakers promise big sound in a small case

Samsung's newly revealed Level Box Mini wireless speaker promises to offer high end portable sound for your Bluetooth smartphone for the price of $99.99. This is the latest entry in the Samsung Level family of premium headsets and speakers.

Nexus 6 now available to pre-order on Google Play

Prices start at $649, shipping in 3-4 weeks As promised, Google and Motorola's Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order on the Google Play Store in the U.S. Prices start at $649 for the 32GB version in white or blue, rising to $699 for the 64GB version. Show More Summary

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