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This new feature will bring the top news of the past week in the world of Android to your screen. This week saw KitKat getting bigger, apps for the Chromebook, and a review of the "best Android" phone.
Motorola announced a couple new phones last week and their all-time best selling smartphone saw some nice improvements while keeping the same low sub-$200 price.
Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines ahead of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and release of iOS 8, telling developers of "plain creepy" or "cobbled together" apps to brace for rejection.
Time to look back on the week on ZDNet Mobile News gathered in one place in case you missed something.
The search giant's Google My Business service provides SMBs a suite and apps to manage their presence. The move highlights how Google and Facebook are actively courting SMBs and their ad dollars.
Every inch the premium high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z2 delivers excellent performance, screen quality and camera resolution without compromising battery life. However, the abundance of third-party apps may confuse some users, and we noticed that the handset sometimes runs hot.
The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
I spent the last five days using the new HTC One M8 and, while the design is excellent, I am not a fan of the UltraPixel camera and software effects. You will be able to order from all three major US carriers today with T-Mobile sitting on the sidelines until April.
The Windows RT 8.1-based Surface 2 is a fine tablet for home and work, but the recommendation comes with some sizeable caveats.
The Sony Xperia Z1s is one of the first official US wireless carrier smartphones for Sony in recent times and it has some great features. It's unfortunate that a maker of excellent TVs can't seem to get mobile displays right.
The details of NBN Co's strategic review will be pored over for the next few days, but these are the basic numbers that NBN Co has compiled comparing the different policies.
The new feature means participating apps can accept search terms straight from Google Search, integrating Google's features deeper into the ecosystem.
UPDATED 3. The search giant said it was "investigating reports" of issues with three of its main cloud-based productivity apps, following reports of sluggish or downed service.
After five years of Google's Chrome browser, the search giant is hoping to take Chrome apps to the desktop.
Owners of high-end Lumia devices who want the latest camera apps can begin installing them from today with the latest Amber update, but some won't get Amber until the end of September.
Chinese search giant's investments in location-based services, apps and online video help it gain traction in mobile. Overall, it booked a 4.5 percent dip in net profit to US$430.8 million, amid rising expenses from marketing and R&D.
For Microsoft, losing Office 365 deals to Google Apps is losing the platform. For Google, Apps is a nice business designed to distract Microsoft from search.
You may not think Google Glass has any practical applications in the enterprise — not yet, anyway — but one U.S. firm is working on disproving the naysayers by bringing a range of enterprise apps to the search giant's wearable technology by early 2014.
Google will soon start showing in-app activity for certain apps that include Google+ integration alongside its desktop search results.
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