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YouTube app gets a big update

August 19, 2013
The Google Now-esque cards have made their way to YouTube, and the slide-out menu has been redesigned. Interestingly enough, the first thing on the menu is “Uploads”, leading us to believe YouTube is concentrating on creation and uploads more than before.
 
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Timely is a great new alarm clock app, available now in the Play Store

August 19, 2013
Timely is a new addition to the Play Store, and could change your perception of how an alarm clock should work. The interface is gorgeous, and the functionality sublime, making Timely a true standout.
 
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Guy Kawasaki unboxes his Moto X in slow motion

August 16, 2013
From custom to cradled in your hand, four days isn't a bad wait time. Seems like Motorola has it all together, and is ready for launch on the 23rd.
 
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Xperia Z Ultra display is shown next to Xperia Z, outclassing it in every way

August 16, 2013
The Xperia Z Ultra, the Sony device that blurs the lines between phone and tablet, has improved on its predecessor’s display shortcomings.
 
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Moto X to hit AT&T stores on August 23rd, early access to Moto Maker also being rolled out

August 16, 2013
The long wait for the Moto X to reach the masses is nearly over. AT&T sent out a press release today, telling us that August 23 would be the day the Moto X would hit their stores. The press release went on to say that a few customers who registered at the AT&T Moto X page would get early access, and the ability to start the process on August 19.
 
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Amazon refreshes their Silk browser, bringing a fresh interface and updated features

August 15, 2013
In anticipation of their new lines of Kindle devices, Amazon has tweaked Silk to make it a bit more intuitive and easy to use. While much of the features are available on other browsers, Amazon’s choice to bring some to the forefront is interesting. In many ways, Silk has become a bit more like other browsers, with a redesigned bookmarks bar, and your most recent visited pages on the new tab page.
 
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Yahoo weather app is updated, showcases Flickr photos as background images

August 15, 2013
Now we find the marriage of the two, with Yahoo! weather being updated to further showcase stunning Flickr photos. Flickr has been involved in what they call “project weather” for a while, but this update brings those photos front and center.
 
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Sony Honami is shown next to the Xperia Z Ultra and iPhone, gives camera details

August 15, 2013
The Honami has many who are impressed with the Z Ultra hoping it’s a similar profile, just in a smaller package. The above pic should please those folks, who see the two devices next to one another. While not remarkably smaller, it’s probably just small enough to make most of us interested in a 5-inch device happy.
 
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Sony Honami may shoot 4K video, according to promotional material

August 15, 2013
Sony, who has their own 4K TV sets, may be putting the ability to shoot 4K video in your pocket. A promotional slide, which notes the best way to get 4K videos on your TV is “by shooting videos with a 4K phone", was leaked on Chinese social networking site Weibo
 
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Verizon VoLTE coming in 2014, but don’t get too excited yet

August 14, 2013
This leads to a few interesting questions, notably what will happen with data plan pricing. As Verizon transitions into a full LTE network, their legacy technology will be updated. Once this transition is complete, those traditional channels for making calls will no longer be viable, and we’ll be entirely reliant on data.
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