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Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

We've tested the beta versions of the new Sonos controllers and come away impressed.

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HTC's next flagship smartphone needs more than Robert Downey Jr.

The company needs better marketing to explain why the next One can compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn

The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.

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Hands-on: Link Bubble rethinks in-app Android links to save you serious time

A new Android app borrows Facebook's Chat Heads idea and puts it to good use to save you time.

on greenbot.com

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Researchers find cross-platform RAT for Windows, Android

A remote access tool used to commandeer a Windows PC has been found to also include an Android component, an indication that hackers are seeking cross-platform RATs for PCs and mobile devices.

Huawei won't dual-boot Windows Phone and Android after all

Phone maker says its plans have changed, doesn't explain why.

Healthbook, Android Wear, and a haunted empire

The rise of health-related apps and devices, questions of the relevance of App.net, the new book "Haunted Empire" about Apple after Steve Jobs, and an avalanche of smartwatches spurred on by Android Wear announcements. With guests Christopher Breen and Philip Michaels.

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Skype for Android update promises aggressive battery life savings

Skype just released a new version of its Android app that promises to make it easy to keep Skype running without taxing your battery.

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How Samsung can still win the looming smartwatch wars in an Android Wear world

Google's smartwatch OS looks breathtaking, but there's still a path for Samsung's Gear devices to capture the public's imagination.

on techhive.com

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Android Wear walkthrough offers a sneak peek into the future of wearables, Google-style

Rectangular screens are so...square. Buttons? We've moved beyond that. See this and more in Android Police's SDK teardown.

on greenbot.com