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Google enables workaround for paid Android Wear apps

In a post on its Developers blog, Google has introduced a workaround to the Android encryption bug preventing paid Android Wear apps from being installed onto Android Wear-powered smartwatches.

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Sprint’s LivePro is a mobile hotspot and a projector

Despite sounding like a gimmick which nobody asked for, we got a chance to try ZTE’s Projector Hotspot at CES 2014, and found it to be one of the most exciting and versatile new products at the show.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet arrives exclusively at Verizon

Sony's super lightweight and ultra thin Xperia Z2 Tablet will soon be available at Verizon Wireless. Verizon is the first and only U.S. carrier to offer the tablet.

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Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact finally goes on sale in the U.S.

Sony finally announced that the Xperia Z1 Compact will go on sale in the United States. The 4.3-inch powerhouse may not have carrier support, but that won't stop Sony from pushing its best small smartphone.

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ZTE Nubia Z7 cleverly clones the LG G3 and offers it for less money

ZTE introduced a new high-end smartphone called the Nubia Z7. Although its specs are mostly the same as the LG G3's, the Nubia Z7 costs about $100 less.

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Want to take the ultimate selfie? Sony says you need the new Xperia C3

Sony has officially introduced the Xperia C3, which it calls the first PROSelfie smartphone, thanks to not only an LED flash above the screen, but a wide variety of apps and features usually seen only on the rear camera.

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Voice controlled music coming to Google Now, which is good news for Android Wear

It appears Google is testing a new Google Now feature, which will let you control the music on your phone using your voice, which could prove invaluable for owners of the new Android Wear smartwatches.

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Android Wear doesn’t play nice with paid apps due to encryption bug

A recently-discovered encryption bug prevents paid apps from being installed onto Android Wear devices. The problem lies in Google's app-encryption measures. No word on when we should expect an update to the G Watch and Gear Live.

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NFC payment service ISIS rebranding to distance itself from Middle Eastern militant group

In a written statement, NFC payment service ISIS will go through rebranding efforts in the coming months in order to distance itself from the Middle Eastern militant group that shares the same acronym.

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Your next phone may use magnets to share data with other devices

Developers were recently able to transmit data from an electromagnet to a smartphone. Data included everything from a Web address to a MIDI music sequence. The team also suggested that magnetism could be used to replace NFC transactions.

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Having problems with your LG G3? Try these 5 bug fixes

What’s the matter with your LG G3? Problems, glitches, and bugs can drag you down, but we’ve got the potential fixes to lift you up again. Step inside for a look at some common problems and what to do about them.

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5 of the juiciest portable battery chargers money can buy

Battery life still tops the polls for smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Come on in, put your feet up, and allow us to show you round the wonderful world of external chargers.

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The Arrow smartwatch wants to make taking pictures from your wrist much easier

Making your smartwatch standout these days is a challenge. Newcomer Arrow will fit an 8-megapixel camera in to the bezel of its forthcoming watch, which can be twisted through 360 degrees for more versatility.

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Right to be Forgotten ruling sees Google inadvertently censoring the press

The EU's Right to be Forgotten ruling seems to have the unfortunate side effect of causing press censorship, as Google's removal of certain search results buries unrelated, but important, linked stories.

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Find a party, a campsite or the perfect beer with these July 4 apps

It's Americas birthday, so it's time for us to celebrate. Make this the best Independence Day yet with the help of these apps to make the most of any Fourth of July celebration.

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