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So, Lenovo had a lot of things to announce today.

I really, really like that all of the rumors flying around about how VibeUI was going to come to Moto are evidently dead; even the PhabPro Tango phones they launched today look pretty stock as far as the basic UI goes. The launcher looks sort of kitkat-ish on those, though.

I didn't get a 2015 phone because they didn't really seem to offer much in the way of solid advances on the 2014 ones, and there was a lot of bad press surrounding L's early rollout (especially the S5, and I had trouble with it on my Turbo) and the S810. Depending on how longer my OG Droid Turbo keeps ticking along I might get one of these.
I had a chance to go hands-on with the Moto Z and Z Force today (full name: Lenovo Moto Z DROID Edition and Lenovo Moto Z Force DROID Edition... which, OK)... by David Ruddock in Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Motorola, News, Videos
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Me too 😊
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From +Panah Rad

Pretty cool. Although why a known company like meizu is funding through indiegogo I have no idea :p
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I've gotten to be a really big fan of how OneDrive is put together (especially the automatic device-folder mirroring on the web). Their drop to 1TB of storage is turning out to be problematic for me, though, so this seems potentially handy, if pretty workaround-ish.
Users of Microsoft's cloud storage platform, OneDrive, are about to have their storage limits cut. Here are a couple of workarounds for the new storage limits, which should help you get by.
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I didn't know that it was possible to map OneDrive like that (at the end). I used to do something similar using Insync on my last x86 server, instead of running it again on the x86 client.
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Now that's actually pretty damn clever.

I've thought for awhile now that the iPad's biggest blockage as far as being "pro" was its basically useless external display support. Sure, you can hook up your iPad to a monitor with a lightning->HDMI connector, or mirror it to an Apple TV, but you're going to wind up looking at the iPad anyway, since there's no way to mouse around.

This OTOH obviates the need for a mouse, at least a little, since you'd be using the iPad more or less the same as you use a wacom graphics tablet: with a pen, and looking at what's going on on your 2nd (primary) display.

If the Apple pencil has a cursor option like my Shield does, this would really help things along, I think.
Apple offers a line of “Smart Covers” for its iPads… and for the most part what’s smart about them is that they can serve as both protective coverings for the screen and as kickstands, depending on how their positioned. But Apple is at least considering launching Smart Covers that can do more… much more. The company …
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Microsoft's plans aren't limited to Windows, meaning iOS and Android apps will be able to share data with Windows PCs

UNIVERSAL HANDOFF GUYS
It's been almost two years since Apple first introduced its app Handoff feature for OS X — letting users pass active apps between mobile and desktop — and Microsoft is now testing a similar feature...
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Sounds cool, but I'm a little bit afraid this will be yet another feature tied to Cortana.
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Did I miss something? Don't think any Mac has TB3 yet.
Mac and PC technology company OWC Digital launched a trio of products featuring Thunderbolt 3 technology at the acclaimed National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV this week. Coming soon to the vendor are the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Envoy Pro
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+Brett Legree presumably when it comes time for Apple's chipsets to move forward to Skylake or newer, the choice of take Alpine Ridge or fuck off and do a custom legacy TB2 on one of their boards PCI-E lanes, they will probably go with the flow and save the $$$$.

Plus good excuse to sell Mac owners new cables and docks in the Apple stores.
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I'd mostly just like to see the wifi bullshit improved. At all.  30MBPS out of a possible 97 when you're six feet and LOS to the router is ridiculous.

I have seen the 4K upscaling, albeit on a movie, not a game, and it looked pretty great. IIRC +Richard Dixon has done this with games.
Ever since the mid-generational PlayStation 4 upgrade was revealed, and then confirmed, the big story we've all been chasing is the complete lowdown of the…
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I have to admit that this level of cockiness really damn appeals in a phone OEM. I don't think much of anybody else in phone land nowadays just flat-out says "yep, 90 days from Google making it available to our phones having it", largely because it's risky; you don't necessarily know what's going to happen in development, after all. But HTC just looked at their pile of no dollars and figured they had nothing to lose, I guess.

The 10 definitely appeals to me; it's got the same resolution/screen size as my Turbo, which is just awfully nice, and a ridiculously large helping of RAM and a SOC that doesn't come with complimentary asbestos gloves, and Android N with Sense seems like a nice enough interface.
Android N still isn't officially released yet, but that hasn't stopped HTC from trying to grab some attention and get its time in the limelight during I/O'... by Rita El Khoury in 10, Android N, HTC, One (M9, 2015), One A9
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Fake it 'til you make it, so the saying goes.

And yeah, why not, the only way for HTC is up.
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8 days? Hahaha, never ever, lol
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Owning a Note has occurred to me a few times over the years as writing stuff down and staying organized has become more important in my life. I approve this feature.
According to a new report, Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 may have a new feature which is being called Samsung Focus. This would be a central hub for all of your notifications, very similar to how...
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I'm sure they'll muck it up somehow
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My opinion of Lenovo has dropped to just about zero, but maybe Moto has retained enough independence to not suck. Those pogo pins, if thats what they are, has me a little intrigued.
Motorola has never been very good at keeping a secret, and rumblings of its next-gen phones in the Moto X and Moto G lines have been leaking out to the Int... by Michael Crider in Leaks, Motorola, News
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Given that of the seven or eight phones I've owned since 2009 I've had an aesthetic liking for two of them, how it looks isnt too up there for me. 
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Just got prompted to install this from visiting the Skype web beta. That it lets you share webpages directly to Skype is pretty cool.

I'm getting increasingly fond of Skype these days; their mobile apps do absolutely everything the different OS's allow for, and this is just another clever idea.  
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Nice to see Skype doing some interesting stuff. I've used it constantly for over 10 years now and it's actually my preferred IM, partly thanks to extensive use at work. Its mobile versions could be a little easier on the battery, though.
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