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ChatOn shutdown highlights Samsung's software woes

Buyers of its Galaxy smartphones and tablet continue to prefer Google and third party apps

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DirecTV Android app adds 13 new live streaming channels

Watch live and on-demand content from Showtime Showcase, QVC, MSNBC and other new channels.

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Samsung's ChatOn messaging service will be turned off early next year

It’s pulling the plug for international markets in February and canceling the U.S. version in early 2015.


Minuum Keyboard makes it easier to be a bilingual user with multiple-language support

It's hard enough trying to keep your family's heritage alive in this homogenous world, but at least there's a keyboard app that won't diss you for speaking two languages.

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Five free mobile apps every IT professional needs

Embracing the shift to apps can help your IT team stay up to date with any issue.

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Google gives Inbox by Gmail handy upgrades for tablets and Android Wear

Keep your phone in your pocket by archiving a message or dictating a reply right from your wrist.


Hands-on: Coffee for Android Wear lets you text from your wrist without talking

Branching menus of canned text messages let you communicate without letting the whole room know.

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Baldur’s Gate II, Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft bring clever, strategy-based gaming to Android

Just in time for holiday distraction from your annoying relatives, two name-brand game titles hit Google Play Store.

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Google Maps 9.2 adds navigation voice controls, calibration tool

The autocorrect also gets smarter, helping you find that strangely spelled restaurant or town.

Optimize Your Tablet For Movies on The Go

Your tablet is a portable portal for watching movies anywhere you want. Here's how to get the most out of every one of them.

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Sound off on the latest live stream with YouTube's new chat feature

You won't have to track down your computer next time you want to chime in on a live YouTube broadcast.


Carpooling, a European ride-share service, rolls in to America

The app lets people request rides for trips longer than your typical Uber or Lyft.

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Frozen, Candy Crush Saga, and Facebook dominate Google Play downloads in 2014

Google's wrapup of Play Store favorite apps, games, movies, and books mirrors pop culture trends for this year.

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Amazon app yanked from the Play Store after Google changes developer rules

Sneaking in its own Amazon Appstore runs afoul of the newest Android developer agreement.

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Google Fit bulks up its features with 100 new workout types and a step-tracking experiment

A new beta feature keeps counting steps even if your Android Wear watch disconnects from your phone.