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Google’s default SMS/MMS app, Messenger, has been renamed Android Messages. The name change has just rolled out in the Play Store and arrives as Google prepares for wider adoption of the new Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging standard.

RCS will provide businesses with better ways to brand their communications with consumers, with higher quality multimedia messages and custom sender icons. Though it’s possible to make use of RCS right now, with certain devices...
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Xiaomi has just announced availability of the near bezel-less Mi MIX in the UAE along with the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A. Considering how eager most folks are to get their hands on the Mi MIX though, we reached out to see if this was the first part of a broader global rollout and were told that “yes, Mi MIX will be making its way to other markets.”

Xiaomi isn’t yet saying what those markets will be, and unfortunately we won’t be getting any further details from...
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If you own a Google WiFi router or one of the older OnHub devices, and you found that they stopped working all of a sudden on Thursday evening, you can relax a little because you were not alone. There were a number of online reports that night with people experiencing those kinds of issues, and as it turned out the problem was caused by Google itself.

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Google’s FCC filings reveal something intriguing about the Google Wifi

December 22, 2016

Many people who own more than one Google WiFi router in a mesh...
Feb
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As the mobile ecosystem moves toward homogenization, one new brand is standing out with its brave exploration into the future of AI with its latest phone, the Honor Magic.

Google officially joined the herds with the Pixel, which failed to meet high expectations and stirred complaints about the “sameyness” of all smartphones.

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The Honor Magic is official and it looks stunning (Update: more pictures)

December 16, 2016

The Pixel looks a lot like an iPhone, after all, and Apple...
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What are the technological changes entrepreneurs should be prepared for in 2017? How can they leverage these technologies to gain a competitive edge? Rather than getting disrupted, how can they ensure they’re the ones doing the disrupting?

Here are some pointers on what to watch out for in 2017:

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I’m already aware of Hotspot Shield Elite, so just…


If you get hacked in 2017, it’s basically your own damn fault.

The number of security resources available to everyday users is huge. They’ve also never been less expensive.

For instance, virtual private networks should essentially be used by everyone at this point.

VPNs conceal your online activity from malicious third parties as...
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The spate of startup failures we’re seeing in India today has a lot to do with faulty business models in an immature ecosystem. “In the last 3 to 4 years, somewhere I lost my path,” Stayzilla CEO and founder Yogendra Vasupal told Tech in Asia, admitting he started chasing vanity metrics instead of focusing on the fundamentals of cash flow. Tech in Asia broke the sad story of the shutdown of seven-year-old Stayzilla, India’s largest homestay network, yesterday.

This adolescent...
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If you are a frequent user of the Google Drive cloud-based file storage service, you likely have a ton of different files and folders stored up in your account. But what if you can’t remember the exact name of the file or folder you need to access right this very second? Thankfully, if you own an Android phone, that task of finding it should be a lot easier from now on.

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Google Drive adds annual payment options for bigger discounts on storage

December 21, 2016

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While the Skylanders franchise may be taking a break in the console game market, its owner and publisher Activision is still going to launch a new title for the long-running series. The company revealed plans today to launch a new role-playing game based on Skylanders exclusively for mobile devices.

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January 13, 2017

Activision says the game will be developed by South Korean-based developer Com2us, who has previously released other mobile games and RPGs, including the popular Summoners War. Aside from that, Activision has not revealed anything else about the Skylanders mobile RPG, including when it will be released.

The first...
Feb
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Usually, smartphones and tablets that are made to be more rugged than normal also have a higher than normal price tag. Archos seems to be going against the grain with its upcoming budget Android tablet, the 101 Saphir, that can also take a lot of abuse.

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Best Android tablets

1 week ago

The 101 Saphir includes a case that’s made for shock-proofing, with the company claiming it can handle drops of over three feet. It’s also IP54 compliant for dust and water resistance. This should make this tablet perfect for people who want to take it out on the road or even in the great outdoors.

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