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Facebook releases a separate app for private photo sharing

Moments will automatically detect people's friends in their smartphone camera roll.

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How to get the most out of the HTC One M9 Dot View case

More than just another flip case, HTC's Dot View case offers lots of software features and customization options.

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Smartphone beacons power crowdsourced weather forecasts

Japan's Weathernews is giving out atmospheric sensors to improve its crowdsourced weather app

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Five to Try: PBS Video delivers loads of free TV, and Brickies updates the brick-breaker

These are the new and updated Android apps worth digging into this week.

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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih leaves the door open to HTC acquisition

Asus has been focusing on selling more smartphones, and is targeting markets worldwide. HTC might make for a nice addition.

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How to manage your Chrome saved passwords on Android

Your Android phone can remember your complex, hard-to-type passwords for you. Here's how to set it up.

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Google offers faster Web access on Android phones in India and Brazil

The feature is being targeted towards emerging markets to help reduce data usage.

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Hangouts for Android may finally get the overhaul it needs, according to leak

There are floating action buttons galore and lots of interface tweaks, but the lack of tablet support shows it's not yet ready for prime time.

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The dangers of Android malware may be exaggerated, but you should still play it safe

Not everyone agrees that Android malware seriously threatens security. But taking precautions is still a good idea.

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Android Influencer: Motorola's Seang Chau chats bloatware, and Motorola's lack thereof

It's easy to fall into the bloat-y app trap if you're an Android manufacturer, but Chau insisted throughout our interview that Motorola resists the urge.

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Here's how the Siri of iOS 9 will push ahead of Google Now and Cortana

When Siri arrives as part of iOS 9 this fall, it'll be with new features that should make Google Now and Cortana take notice. Here are the standouts, from Spotlight to deeper app integration and more.

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Spotify launches beta testing program for Android

It's an invitation-only initiative, so sign up now if you want to check out new features before they're released widely.

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Google Maps shows your rental car bookings, revamps photo viewer

The polished photo gallery may inspire you to share more of your pictures with the Google Maps community.

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Report: Android M extends Nexus 5 standby battery life nearly 3x

While this test doesn't address day-to-day usage, it's still a hopeful sign that Android M may finally brings us better battery life.

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Apple creates 'Move to iOS' app to pull Android users away from Google

The new app will let Android switchers transfer all kinds of data and media from their old phone to a new iPhone.