New BBM update brings timed messages, message retraction, and much more

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On most messaging platforms, what happens when you send someone the wrong message? Don’t you hate misspelling words, and not realizing it until after it’s already sent? In an effort to fix these common problems, BlackBerry Messenger is receiving a pretty huge update today, adding some great features that should be standard on all messaging apps. Among others, timed messages. 

The MB Chronowing is HP’s luxury answer to wearables

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What does a prestigious fashion designer have in common with Hewlett Packard? Quite a lot it seems, as today saw the announcement of the MB Chronowing, brought about by a partnership between Michael Bastian and HP. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 5 ATM (50m – 165ft), comes with a trio of bands (leather, nylon, and rubber) and will run for $349. For those. 

RE Camera in orange gets delayed, HTC offers 10% discount

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Launching a new product in a relatively new category can be tough, but HTC is not shying away from doing so. This company’s RE Camera will be on the market in time for the holiday season. And to satisfy the tastes of everyone, the RE Camera comes in orange, white, and navy blue (the latter of which is exclusive to Best Buy). Pre-orders have been open since the device was announced. 

The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

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Despite the amazing progress in display technology in recent years, one thing still remains beyond the mainstream consumer’s grasp: truly flexible screens. Last year Samsung and LG both released high end devices with bendable technology, however in the case of the Galaxy Round it was fixed to the glass, and in the case of the G Flex, could only be flattened. Neither device truly embodied. 

Sony reorganizes mobile division with new leader

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The mobile division of Sony has failed to meet expectations. The company has cut forecasts left and right and has yet to make a meaningful imprint in the United States. Now, the Sony’s mobile division has a new leader. Kunimasa Suzuki will be reassigned within the company as Hiroki Totoki takes over. The reorganization is set to take place on November 16. Tomorrow, Sony is set to. 

Google Copresence reportedly is an upcoming short-range file transfer service

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It seems Google is gearing up for the release of a new communication service dubbed “Copresence” that will reportedly make it easy to share files, pictures and other data with those nearby. This might sound a lot like Android Beam to you at first glance, but the biggest differences are that this system is allegedly cross-platform, completely contactless and works over a combination. 

Nexus 6 from Google Play working with Verizon SIM cards

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This year is a little different for consumers seeking a Nexus phone because the Nexus 6 will be widely distributed. Carriers will offer the Nexus 6 with an on-contract price, something that has not been done in three years. The Nexus 6 is already available through Google Play in a version that is not bound to any specific carrier. There was some curiosity to see how the device would fare. 

Google Play Movies & TV arrives in Roku’s Channel Store

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One of the best things about Google is that the company acknowledges that other platforms exist. Today, Google Play Movies & TV is available in the Channel Store for Roku devices. Owners of such devices get Google’s vast library of films and television shows in standard and high definition. Google integrated its Info Cards so viewers can quickly learn about actors and more just. 

AT&T offers limited data increase to select plans, Verizon follows suit

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In a world where prepaid carriers and T-Mobile’s own uncarrier strategy continue to change up the way we look at smartphones and carrier plans, the big U.S. networks are doing more than ever to attempt to entice new customers or keep old ones from leaving. To that end Sprint announced a new leasing program for the Galaxy S5 a bit earlier today, and now AT&T and Verizon are both trying. 

HTC unveils its new Rapid Charger 2.0

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Following closely in Motorola’s footsteps, HTC has today taken the wraps off its new Rapid Charger, which takes full advantage of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that’s integrated into all of its latest Snapdragon chipsets. The Rapid Charger is a 15W wall-based plug, which is capable of charging compatible smartphones up to 40% faster than a traditional charger. According. 

Angry Birds: Transformers guns its way to the Google Play Store

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The folks at Rovio are at it again, this time working with some robotics to bring you Angry Birds: Transformers, available now free to play through the Google Play Store, now available for all markets. Angry Birds: Transformers is a new gameplay strategy for the bird-ladden franchise. Instead of flinging birds or building box cars, this is a run and gun side-scroller with all of you favorites. 

Sony reports $1.2 billion loss, cuts smartphone sales forecast again

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The song says that “there may be trouble ahead,” but for Sony the lyrics to this song are “there will certainly be trouble ahead.” As anticipated Sony has cut its smartphones sales forecast from 43 million units to 41 million units for its current financial year, which runs from April 2014 to March 2015. A cut of two million is significant, but what you need. 

Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku devices

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If you’re looking to get more of the Google ecosystem on your Roku, this is your lucky day, because Google Play Movies & TV is coming to the Channel Store. The company just announced that residents of the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada can now use Google’s media streaming service. The app comes with all of the notable features, including Google Play Info Cards, which. 

Amazon admits the Fire phone’s pricing was a major mistake

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Last week Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shocked investors with a massive loss. Jeff Bezos’ company ended Q3 2014 with $544 million in the red, a bad loss even for a company that has longed delivered minimal quarterly increases in profits or even small losses. While Amazon had some other big-ticket investments to explain the half a billion loss (including the acquisition of streaming platform Twitch),. 

Moto X (2014) in leather going for $0 on contract, bamboo for $20

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is the right price for the new Moto X (2014)? If you said $0 on contract, you’re in luck. Get the Leather backed Motorola Moto X (2014) for just $0 at Amazon, the black resin version is only a dollar more, and Best Buy is offering similar pricing too. The deals go for the new Moto X (2014) on two-year contract, the leather model runs with AT&T and the resin will land you. 

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