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Ian is an independent writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His current focus is on all things tech including mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, software, social networks, Web apps, tech-related legislation and corporate tech news.

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

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Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone

Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.

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Barnes & Noble plots new chapter by splitting Nook, retail store businesses

Barnes & Noble says, once again, that it's time for the company's retail shops and the Nook to split.

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Starting Monday, some Sony TV owners will be able to play PS3 games without a console

Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service on Monday to the first of several devices that will get the game streaming service in the coming months.

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Please, Google: 4 simple tweaks that would make Android 5.0 shine

Google I/O is almost here, and while everyone is focused on the big announcements, we take a look at four small annoyances that are long overdue for a fix in the stock version of Android.

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Watch out Google: Firefox OS-powered Chromecast competitor in the works

Recently, images of a FirefoxOS-based TV casting dongle surfaced online, but few people know who is making it or when it might be released.

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Two months later, Heartbleed patching stalls out with 300k servers still vulnerable

A large number of sites are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, but it's unlikely we'll see them get patched anytime soon.

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Leading into I/O, Google spells out Android Wear interactions

A Google developer advocate spells out some more information about how users will interact with Android Wear.

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Galaxy S5 upgraded with supercharged LTE-A and 2560x1440 screen, but only in South Korea

It's probably not coming here, but Samsung just announced its first smartphone with a quadHD display.

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Garmin targets Waze and Google Maps with Viago, a $2, upgradeable GPS app

It's still not free, but for just $2 how can you go wrong with Garmin Viago?

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Amazon's Appstore for Android triples in size in one year, tops 240,000 apps

It's not as big as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but Amazon still has a respectable stable of apps.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

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Hands-on: Mozilla's Firefox OS web apps hit Android with native-like capabilities

Want to see what Mozilla's up to with Firefox OS? Check out the web-centric mobile platform's apps on your Android device.

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Google may join health data-tracking party with Google Fit

Apple's doing it, Samsung's doing it, and now Google wants to store your day-to-day health data too.

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Huawei bypassing carriers, selling directly to U.S. smartphone shoppers

Hoping to improve its popularity in the U.S., Huawei is selling the Ascend Mate 2 directly to U.S. customers via GetHuawei.com.