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Disappointing sales may spur Blackberry's exit from smartphone hardware market

BlackBerry's second-quarter 2016 earnings call is on September 28, and some signs point to a potential exit from the smartphone hardware business. It's a long time coming -- BlackBerry's devices command less than 1 percent of the market.
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Google Daydream developer tools are out of beta -- is its release imminent?

Announced in May, Google Daydream is a mobile-first platform for virtual reality apps and games. Here is a list of devices and software that support it, plus the latest news of new features as they debut.
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Disney princesses heading to your smartphone with ‘Charmed Adventures’

Disney has launched a new app for both Android and iOS called Disney Princesses: Charmed Adventures, which allows you to play a series of minigames and collect charms for your bracelet.
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You can now create polls, pay your debts to friends in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is getting an update with a new feature that will now detect when you need to pay people back and prompt you to do so. The app also now allows group polls, so you can easily figure out what to get to dinner.
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Feeling lonely? Make friends by sending a digital paper plane around the world

Need to know you're not alone in the world? A digital paper plane from a stranger might do the trick. Google and Active Theory have released a Paper Planes app It's an Android Experiment that seeks to bring people together.
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Blu debuts the Life One X2, a $200 phone with a whopping 64GB of storage

Florida-based smartphone firm Blu makes a lot of phones. It's latest, the Life One X2, is competitive at its $200 asking price -- it sports a whopping 64GB of storage on the high end.
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Amazon's Kindle for Kids bundle aims to inspire next generation of readers

Amazon's updated Kindle for Kids bundle includes a Kindle ereader, of course, but also a durable case (in a selection of colors) and generous two-year warranty. It's shipping now.
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15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.
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Who certified the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safe? Samsung did

You may assume anything you can buy in a store is safe, but safety certifications like UL are actually totally voluntary, and some of them don't mean nearly as much as you think they do.
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Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.
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HTC may be the next firm to say goodbye to the headphone jack

HTC may be bringing the Thunderbolt back to rejuvenate its declining sales. Well, at least the "Bolt" part. The HTC Bolt is expected to come to Sprint next month, and here's everything you need to know.