New research report says tablet sales have peaked

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As new technology form factors like smartwatches and virtual reality headsets continue to grab the attention of the industry, one piece of hardware that has faded from the limelight is the tablet. Even Apple’s devices have been hit by the lack of interest on the part of buyers according to a new research report from Forrester Research, although Lenovo has managed to buck the trend. Read more

ZTE sold 26 million smartphones in the first half of 2015

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ZTE is a Chinese handset manufacturer that you’ve probably been reading about more and more in the news, from its recent launch of its Android-powered Spro 2 mobile hotspot/mobile projector on Verizon to the Axon smartphone that it will produce for US customers. In case you were wondering just how big ZTE is, the Chinese company has just announced it has sold over 46 million smartphones, tablets and smart home products in the first half of 2015.  Read more

Best keyboard replacement apps [2015]

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The keyboard on your device is probably one of the most used apps on your phone whether or not you realize it. Unless you’re the kind of person to use a ton of voice dictation, you probably tap out tons and tons of words each day through messaging, web browsing, looking up YouTube videos, and anything and everything in between. Having a good keyboard can make your smartphone experience significantly better, but using a bad keyboard can ruin the whole thing.

From minor glitches to lack of features to bad autocorrection and word prediction, we’ve all seen some poor keyboards that take the fun out of using your device. Now we’ll go over the best keyboard replacement apps that you can find in the Play Store.

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The next Android Wear update brings interactive watch faces, watch to watch messaging and more

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The Android Wear platform has been around for over a year now, and although it has come a long way since launching with the LG G Watch and Moto 360, we are looking forward to seeing it evolve even more. The next Android Wear update was originally scheduled to be released on July 28th, but this has now been postponed to an unspecified date in August. This doesn’t mean that we have to wait to find out about some of the alleged new features though.

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[Deal] Get an entire year of BodBot Plus for free

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People take an increased interest in health and fitness during summertime, so it would only make sense to take a look at the Play Store’s myriad of options. Among them is BodBot, a service that has assisted users in losing two million pounds of fat and gaining two hundred tons of muscle. BodBot acts as a digital personal trainer focusing on either losing fat or gaining muscle. The service tailors an individual workout plan for every user and adapts along the way.

Sounds like a good service to get and remain healthy, right? Go ahead and try its premium subscription at absolutely no cost.

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[Deal] Woot selling ‘factory reconditioned’ LG G Watch for $69

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Nervous about getting into Android Wear? That’s understandable with any platform that you’ve never invested in or tried. Now, though, is seemingly the time to get into Google’s wearable platform as one retailer has a launch device for less than $100.

On Woot, the LG G Watch is available for $69. While this is not for a brand new model, it is ‘factory reconditioned’ and Woot notes that this means the device is as close to being new as possible. Woot also offers a one-year protection plan for an additional $11.

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Android M Developer Preview 2 fixes snoozing alarm clock bug

google_clock_app_gallery_3The original Android M Developer Preview had an ugly bug with its alarm clock that would sometimes cause the snooze button to delay your alarm by a full 24 hours instead of a few minutes. Needless to say, that’s a pretty serious problem that could screw up someone’s entire day. You probably shouldn’t be trusting beta software to wake you up for your job every day, but somebody has to test these things before they go live for everyone else, right? Read more