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[Deal Alert] RAVPower 14,000mAh External Battery Available From Amazon For $34.50 With Free Shipping After Coupon Code

Thanksgiving may be behind us, but the holidays aren't over yet. Christmas is fast approaching, and that means many people will be stuck traveling on …

With OIS delayed, Samsung is reportedly going for more megapixels in 2014

Samsung is not going to abandon the megapixels war any time soon. The Korean giant is said to be preparing 16MP and 20MP camera sensors for its 2014 flagships, while optical image stabilization (OIS) will have to wait.<p>According to the Korean IT news portal <i>ETNews</i>, citing industry sources, Samsung is …

KitKat Launcher+ brings custom Google Experience Launcher to other devices

A new Google Play Store app aims to improve the Android 4.4 KitKat “Google Experience Launcher” by packing in additional features and making it available free of charge to devices running Android 4.3 or later. However, the app doesn’t include Search features such as the quick access to Google Now …

HP Slate 8 Pro, Slate 7 Extreme Android tablets available from HP and Best Buy

Two new HP Android tablets are available from Best Buy including the HP Slate 8 Pro and the Slate 7 Extreme, which retail for $329.99 and $199.99, respectively.<p>Despite being a relatively new player in the Android business, HP is not willing to give up on its mobile-related goals, launching two more …

Jolla plans to eventually bring Sailfish OS to Android devices

When you think of mobile operating systems, it’s likely that two platforms come to mind: Android and iOS. Although there are other operating systems out there including Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS and Ubuntu — it’s Apple and Google’s operating systems that rule the roost.<p>So how does a newcomer …

HP's new Slate tablets quietly appear in the company's online shop

After taking the Android plunge with the Slate 7 earlier this year, HP recently took the wraps off of four more tablets running Google’s mobile …

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch now on sale for $349, ships in 1-2 weeks

The Qualcomm Toq smartwatch is now available for purchase from Qualcomm, though any new orders will have to wait at least a week before they ship.<p>As promised last month, the Qualcomm Toq is now on sale for $349, the same price as the Nexus 5, and $50 more than the Samsung Galaxy Gear. For the price …

December's Platform Distribution Numbers: KitKat Carves Out 1.1%, Gingerbread's Grip Continues To Slip

This article is part of our <b>Android Platform Distribution Updates</b> series.<p>It's that time again - Google has updated the developer dashboard with new …

Archos Quechua Phone is rugged enough for deserts and mountains

Archos, maker of myriad inexpensive Android tablets and smartphones, has partnered with outdoor gear company Quechua to produce a new rugged Android smartphone that’s rugged enough to handle the great outdoors.<p>The new Archos phone, dubbed the Quechua Phone, is a 5-inch Android rugged smartphone …

17 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (11/19/13 - 12/2/13)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

CyanogenMod 10.2 stable builds released, CM 11 nightlies coming soon

Stable builds of CyanogenMod 10.2, the last CM release based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, are now rolling out for supported devices.<p>The stable build of CyanogenMod 10.2 is the last major release for CM before the team switches over to work on CyanogenMod 11. The team will continue to provide …

Watch the YotaPhone e-ink smartphone reveal live on CNET

The unusual, e-ink sporting YotaPhone is poised to be made official at an event in Moscow, and CNET has exclusive access to an English-language live stream of the event itself.<p>The event -- which will see the Android-powered YotaPhone get an official international launch -- can be viewed below and …

eReaders

UK operators to introduce bill caps for stolen phones

The UK government has reached an agreement with some of the major British mobile operators to protect consumers from the cost of unexpected mobile …

HP Android tablets now available online

A couple of months after it unveiled four new Android 4.2 tablets, HP has made some of them available through its U.S.-based online store. The HP …

HBO shows now available on Google Play in the UK

Google Play's library of TV content continues to expand, with the arrival of five HBO shows for British audiences. Game of Thrones, True Blood, …

Canada to file Arctic seafloor claim this week

Some time this week, Canada is expected to make its case to the world to dramatically expand its boundaries by an area equivalent to the size of all …

The fun starts tomorrow...

It’s back!<p>Our annual buffet of smartphone and tablet giveaways has once again returned! Tomorrow we’ll start giving away various devices from various …

Wireless code gives customers new rights

Cellphone customers get caps on their excess data and roaming fees and other new rights, under the CRTC's new Wireless Code of Conduct.<p>The code, …

BlackBerry plea to customers: Stay with us

BlackBerry Ltd.'s new leader made a forceful plea to its largest customers to stick with the company, despite growing evidence that competitors are eating away at what was once the smartphone maker's most dominant market position.<p>"Our 'for sale' sign has been taken down and we are here to stay," …

Bell debuts Travel Data Pass with roaming caps, reduces prices in Europe, China

Bell is taking the enforcement of the Wireless Code of Conduct to introduce a new Travel Data Pass for mobile roaming.<p>With the new $100 international …

Apple Acquires Topsy, a Twitter Analytics Firm, for $200 Million

Apple has just spent another $200 million in order to acquire a social-media analytics company, Topsy Labs Inc., reports the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Apple …

VSCO Cam now available for Android

One of the best third-party camera apps for iPhone, VSCO Cam, is coming to Android tomorrow.<p>Promised way back in the heady days of summer, VSCO is …

Best and worst Internet trends from 2013

Journalist Ivor Tossell joins Hannah Sung to discuss the best and worst of what the Internet gave us in 2013.

Fitbit Flex, Aria, Zip All on Sale for Cyber Monday on Amazon.ca

If you’ve been thinking about jumping on the fitness tracking craze, Fitbit has a few of their latest products on sale for Cyber Monday at Amazon.ca, …

Fitbit

Cyber Monday Sale: Roxio Toast 11 Titanium for 50% Off at $49.99 [Deals]

Best-selling Roxio Toast 11 Titanium for Mac features a new user interface that’s innovative and intuitive to allow you to do anything you need to do …

Apps

KitKat Launcher+ offers most of Nexus 5 launcher with some nice improvements

There’s a new launcher in town, and it brings the KitKat aesthetic to any device running Ice Cream Sandwich and higher.<p>Based on the Android Open …

CWTA: Canadians love for text messaging is declining

Texting, according to the latest CWTA chart, is declining.<p>The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association has once again released some numbers …

Google: 54.5% of all active Android devices run Jelly Bean, 1.1% run KitKat

Another month brings an update to Google’s Android distribution chart. This tracks devices that actively visit Google Play Store and for the first …

CRTC's Wireless Code of Conduct comes into effect today

After six months of promises and pre-emptive changes to the way our telcos do business — not to mention the very fabric of <i>how</i> we purchase devices — …