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Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file syncing adds mobile productivity features

BitTorrent Sync for mobile is great if you just want to view files sent to you from PCs. Now, Sync taps into your smartphone or tablet's productive side.

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BitTorrent Shoot's easy, Bump-like photo sharing spans all major mobile platforms

BitTorrent has a new app that makes it easier to share photos and videos with friends on different mobile platforms.

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Here's how the Siri of iOS 9 will push ahead of Google Now and Cortana

When Siri arrives as part of iOS 9 this fall, it'll be with new features that should make Google Now and Cortana take notice. Here are the standouts, from Spotlight to deeper app integration and more.


Autodesk's insanely fun Tinkerplay app lets you easily design your own 3D-printable action figures

Looking for some software that makes it easy to design 3D-printed figurines and toys? Check out Autodesk's Tinkerplay.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may come to iOS and Android as a standalone app

Microsoft will continue its cross-platform push by bringing Cortana to Android and iOS devices, a new report says.


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Which wireless carrier is best for you? Verizon, probably, but check for yourself

RootMetrics' latest survey lets you look at nationwide and local performance of the four major wireless carriers. But the results may vary, naturally, depending on where you live.