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Android app refund window officially upped to two hours in Google Play Store

In early August, it seemed like Google Play's return window increased to two hours. Now it's official: it has.

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Smartphones under $100 with Intel chip could ship next year

Intel plans to put its low-cost Sofia chip with integrated 3G in smartphones that could can "clearly go below $100"

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Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 210 processor, which will be used in smartphones starting during the first half of next year.

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Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

The company has in some cases almost tripled the number LTE bands on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

on techhive.com

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Chrome for Android gets a Material Design makeover

Chrome 37 brings the more refined look of Android L to any Android device.

on greenbot.com

PCWorld News

Lenovo joins 64-bit Android smartphone parade with Vibe Z2

The 5.5-inch Vibe Z2 will first ship in China this month

PCWorld News

Samsung, Xiaomi drive phablet growth, but Apple likely waits in the wings

Phablet shipments will exceed portable PC shipments this year, according to IDC

PCWorld News

The curve on Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge actually makes sense

Success will depend on the availability of apps that take advantage of it

The Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung's best smartphone yet

greenbot.com

Improved design and high-resolution screen will take on Apple

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

PCWorld News

As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

Samsung and Sony are expected to launch new high-end smartphones without increasing the screen size

PCWorld News

Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

CaixaBank adds 8,500 ATMs where smartphones, wearables can be used to withdraw cash

PCWorld News

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Mass production of 20-megapixel sensors could improve phone photos