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Finally! Google Hangouts 7.0 speeds up quick replies on Android

The new Hangouts for Android, version 7.0, adds a much requested feature: quick replying from notifications. It lets you create home screen shortcuts to conversations, too. The update is another big one for hangouts.
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Want a Galaxy S7? Samsung might offer its own easy upgrade program when the S7 launches

Samsung might be planning its own upgrade program, similar to Apple's iPhone upgrade program in the United States, which may launch alongside the Galaxy S7 in March. The program is expected to start in South Korea and expand later on.
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Rebtel offers unlimited worldwide calling for $1 a month, no Wi-Fi needed

International calls are expensive, and sometimes Wi-Fi connected calls aren't so stable, so Swedish company Rebtel's app gives you unlimited app-to-app international calling without an Internet connection for just $1 a month.
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The ZenFone Zoom with 3x optical zoom is now available in Japan and India

It has been more than a year since we first saw the Asus ZenFone Zoom, but the exciting phone is now available to buy for $400. It's exciting because of its new optical zoom technology, which keeps the body slim and manageable. Here's…
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Nexus prices slashed: Now pay just $300 for a Nexus 5X and $460 for a Nexus 6P

Do you want one of Google's newest Nexus smartphones? Regardless of whether it's the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P that has caught your eye, we've got all the latest prices to make sure you get the best deal.
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Inbox by Gmail’s quick answer cards give you results faster

Google's email client, Inbox by Gmail, just got an update that offers quick answer cards providing information you can search for immediately at a glance. The results work well when searching for addresses, membership numbers, flight…
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LG just misses 60 million sales in 2015, mobile business struggles to reach profitability

LG's fourth quarter report shows the South Korean firm is still struggling to make its mobile business profitable, as it narrowly missed 60 million sales in 2015. Operating profit and sales were down on last year, but total sales were up…
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This Chinese brand is chasing down LG after selling 50 million phones in 2015

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo sold 50 million phones in 2015, a nearly 70-percent increase over the year before, and putting in the world's top ten manufacturers according to research. What's more, it's chasing down better known…
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Is Amazon trying to sabotage Google’s Android, despite relying on it?

The Fire Phone was an absolute flop, but that might not stop Amazon from making another go at a smartphone. According to a report, the company wants to offer a complete software solution to smartphone manufacturers.
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Leasing an iPhone on T-Mobile and Sprint is now a lot more expensive

Both Sprint and T-Mobile have quietly and steeply raised their iPhone leasing rates in recent months. The bottom line? In lieu of a spectacular deal, you're better off buying outright.
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Samsung may go platform agnostic in 2016 with new iOS apps

Samsung might be planning to bring most, if not all, of its apps to iOS this year. That will include various Gear apps, so that the Gear S2 smartwatch works with iOS, and possibly the S Health app to compete with Apple's own Health app.