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Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

Android dominates holiday sales, except in the U.S. and Japan

Android's rate of growth in the past year is beginning to slow down, as the number of first-time smartphone buyers is on the decline

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Atari files for bankruptcy, but it’s not 'game over'

Video games pioneer Atari has filed for bankruptcy in the US, in a bid to protect itself from its French parent company’s debt problems.

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Instagram hits 90 million users despite terms-of-service fracas

Instagram says its population of active users has increased 10 percent since December, despite claims that the service is bleeding subscribers after a recent outrage over a revision to its terms of service.

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Samsung upgrades its Galaxy tablets to Android Jelly Bean

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 are being upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well as the Samsung Premium Suite, which includes enhanced capabilities using the stylus.

Microsoft's HelpBridge app provides assistance when disaster strikes

The app allows you to contact your emergency contacts in bulk, to let them know whether you're OK or in need help

MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

The pop star's new single, 'Suit & Tie,' featuring rapper Jay-Z, is promoted on the landing page of the site

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Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

Samsung on Monday announced it has shipped more than 100 million Galaxy S phones since May 2010, when the original Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone was released.

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Samsung debuts Galaxy S II Plus, banking on success of S II

The Galaxy S II Plus is smaller than the Galaxy S III but larger than the Galaxy S III Mini

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Netflix offers 'Super HD' streaming to select ISPs

Super HD is basically Netflix's branding for 1080p full HD content.

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Google rolls out free Wi-Fi service to New York City's Chelsea neighborhood

The service was created in partnership with the Chelsea Improvement Group, a local nonprofit

Kingston's 1TB thumb drive packs massive storage capacity in tiny package

The USB 3.0 flash drive is not yet shipping, but you can get it in a 512GB model, which costs a whopping $1750

Apple's iOS edges Android in US during holidays, study says

A study from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that Apple's iOS was the top-selling smartphone platform in the U.S. during the late 2012 holiday shopping season, although Android has the edge worldwide by most estimates.

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Facebook adds voice and chat to its Messenger apps

A new function in both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook supports voice messaging. Facebook is also testing mobile messaging over VoIP.

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The Android apps of 2012 worth paying for: A favorites list

These 20 Android apps that debuted in this past year, made our favorites list for 2012.

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Google tests integrating Gmail activities into search results

Some features of the Google Now service are available in a Web trial, so that a search query will include results from your Gmail account.