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Batteries are usually rectangular, which makes a lot of sense when you’re cramming them into rectangular smartphones, tablets, and laptops. But what about when your device isn’t a rectangular? Until now, round smartwatches have had to make due with rectangular batteries—a big waste of space in a round body. The Korea Times reports that LG Chem has started shipping a more appropriately shaped …

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The next major release of OS X looms like some kind of mountain over some kind of park, but Yosemite isn’t done yet. Today Apple released the final version of OS X 10.10, a bugfix update that comes almost three months after 10.10.3. The first change in OS X 10.10.4 is to “networking reliability,” which is …

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Apple has just released iOS 8.4, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The update isn’t as wide-ranging as iOS 8.3, but it does add a few notable things—chief among them are a revamped Music app and a fix for a bug where a specific set of characters could crash the operating system. iOS …

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Here’s the new version of Hangouts for iOS versus the old version. Conversations are now in a darker green and attachment options have moved from a paperclip button to a strip of icons under the text entry field. 12 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } Google updated Hangouts, its instant messaging …

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Samsung still loves its home-grown operating system. A report from Reuters says the company is planning more Tizen phones for 2015, and they’ll come in at “varying prices.” Samsung’s existing Tizen smartphone lineup consists of one device: The $92 Samsung Z1. The phone launched in January 2015, and since then it has sold over a million …

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The homescreen with and without the theme. You get new icons and a new wallpaper. 12 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } We’ve never really been fans of skinning Android. Adding new features is fine, but OEMs try to “brand” the software by changing the colors and icons, which usually makes things look …