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Major tech firms urge President Obama to keep his mitts off encryption

Tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, and IBM write a formal letter to President Obama urging him to respect consumers' rights to encrypt their data. The government contends that encryption impedes investigations.

Messaging apps like WhatsApp grow more popular every day, but revenue is shrinking

Thanks to over-the-top (OTT) apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, messaging traffic will more than double by 2019. That's the good news. The bad news is that overall revenue will drop by $600 million.

Xperia Z4 Tablet set for June 29 launch in the UK, comes packaged with keyboard

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will be released at the end of June in the UK, where it's packaged with an external keyboard for £500, or $765. This is just in time to meet Sony's own release estimate made back in March.

There are no transaction fees for Android Pay, which is good for us, bad for Google

Google's tardiness with Android Pay means no transaction fees because of a new standardized security system adopted by credit card issuers. A huge advantage for Apple, but Android Pay is likely to be favored by major banks.

Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S6 Active bursts onto AT&T store shelves on June 12

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is undoubtedly a stunner, but it may not be tough enough for some folks. Luckily, Samsung seems to have a Galaxy S6 Active variant in the works. Here's everything you need to know.

HTC dramatically slashes sales estimates, but it has a plan to get things back on track

HTC has sent out a statement saying it's expected revenue is going to be lower than previously stated, due to demand for its high-end phones not matching up with forecasts. However, it has outlined plans to reverse its fortunes.

Here are 5 mobile apps you should download this week

It's more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy…

Memories abound: How to share your photos with friends on Google Photos

Google's standalone photo service, the aptly-titled Google Photos, is the perfect tool for uploading and retaining all your favorite memories in one place. Check out our guide on how to quickly share photos using the service's Web interface…
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Android loses ground to iOS, hope for a turnaround may rest in Samsung

Android remains the top smartphone platform in the U.S. and Europe, but Google’s mobile operating system lost ground in recent months, particularly in Europe. Hope for Android’s recovery may rest in Samsung’s hands.

Apple may start taking a smaller cut of App Store and iTunes sales

Apple is in talk with media companies to reduce its cut of App Store and iTunes sales, according to a report. It'd mark the first time the company has done so since it introduced the 70/30 revenue split in 2003.
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Look out Netflix and Amazon: Google Play Movies & TV All Access may launch soon

Amazon and Netflix need to watch out because Google might be prepping their own subscription-based video service. A recent Google Opinions Survey question gives us hope that Google Play Movies & TV All Access is coming soon.

Top 5 best Android games you need to play this week

Are you looking for new strategy, RPG, or endless hopper games to play on your Android device? Here's our list of the top 5 best Android games you need to play this week.