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HTC will sell unlocked One M9 in the U.S. early on March 27

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Diehard HTC fans based in the U.S.: Here’s your chance to snag a One M9 early ahead of the official April 10 release.

Starting on March 27 at 12:01 a.m. ET, customers will be able to buy HTC’s new flagship One M9 directly from the company’s website for $649.

The One M9 sold online will be unlocked and work on any carrier. It’ll come in silver/gold and gunmetal gray.

Each purchase comes with HTC’s Uh Oh Protection. The…

Cyanogen wants to seize Android from Google, and now it has the cash to do it

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In just 18 months, Cyanogen Inc., the commercial arm of the popular CyanogenMod Android variant, has raised over $110 million

The latest round was for a whopping $80 million, and included investors such as Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm and Rupert Murdoch

Investors are betting on Cyanogen because they believe it has the best shot at being the third biggest mobile OS, after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

But wait, you’re saying….

Xiaomi Mi Note is the best ‘made in China’ phone you’ve never heard of

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What’s tall, thin and has a nice curved back?

I’m not talking about a supermodel. I’m talking about Xiaomi’s flagship Mi Note smartphone. The hottest Chinese company on the planet with a $46 billion valuation is eating Samsung’s lunch and gunning for Apple.

Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur and angel investor Lei Jun, Xiaomi (pronounced shao-me, not zao-me or zee-oh-me), is now one of the…

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Google’s Android Auto in-car system is finally hitting the road

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Google has announced Android Auto is now available in compatible cars across the United States, UK and Australia

Android Auto is a system that works with an Android 5.0+ device and a car’s head unit or infotainment system to allow a driver to call, get directions, listen to music and a range of other functions

According to a statement by the company, the first integrated units available in the U.S. are Pioneer’s AVIC-8100NEX,…

TAG Heuer teams with Google and Intel to take on the Apple Watch

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The effort to blend traditional Swiss watchmaking with Silicon Valley technology continues with one of the biggest heavy hitters out of Switzerland.

Luxury timepiece company TAG Heuer, which has been making watches for 155 years, announced a smartwatch that runs on Google’s Android Wear software and powered by an Intel chip on Thursday at Baselworld, the international watch exhibition in Switzerland

The companies are calling it the first is…

TAG Heuer teams with Google and Intel to take on the Apple Watch

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The effort to blend traditional Swiss watchmaking with Silicon Valley technology continues with one of the biggest heavy hitters out of Switzerland.

Luxury timepiece company TAG Heuer, which has been making watches for 155 years, announced a smartwatch that runs on Google’s Android Wear software and powered by an Intel chip on Thursday at Baselworld, the international watch exhibition in Switzerland

The companies are calling it the first is…

The inside of a fake Apple Watch vs. the real thing — it isn’t pretty

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Yes, we know there are fake Apple Watch devices available for sale in China, online and at certain tech conferences, but what’s behind the veneer of imitation smartwatch deception?

Do the insides of these cleverly crafted shams live up to the finely hewn artistry of Apple’s internal case designs? We have yet to get our hands on the real Apple Watch, but one person cracked open one of the faux Apple Watches to see what was inside — and it isn’t pretty.

Google introduces app-approval process for Android developers

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Google just made changes to its Play Store policies that will affect every Android developer.

Android developers now have to wait for apps to be approved by Google after they submit them to the Play Store.

Previously, Google didn’t have an approval process for new apps and only reviewed apps if they were reported for violating its policies. The new measures have been in effect for several months, Google said, assuring developers it hasn’t slowed…

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

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Adobe brings ‘Photoshop magic’ to the PDF with 2 new mobile apps

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When speaking about their software, Adobe engineers often reference something called “Photoshop magic.” The idea refers to the underlying tech that powers its popular image-editing software and mobile apps.

Now Adobe is bringing its “Photoshop magic” to two new mobile apps that have nothing to do with image editing: Acrobat Mobile and Fill and Sign, both of which help users create and edit PDFs on the go.