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Verizon Posts Moto X Signup Page, Shows Off Phone With Only One Verizon Logo

Have you been waiting with bated breath for news of the Verizon Wireless Moto X? Well, Big Red has made its Moto X signup page live so you can get the "latest information" on the device. I'm sure that's accurate. They wouldn't take your email, then wait days after the official release date is announced to let you know, right? At least not again.

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[Hiring Trendy Celebrities] HTC Brings In Robert Downey Jr. For Marketing Campaign Mark 42

HTC has already looked to metal as a defining characteristic of its flagship phone. Now the company is turning to the Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., himself in hopes of turning around the company's waning brand perception and getting their highly capable smartphones into the hands of more consumers. HTC has launched a series of ads starring Downey as they kick off their new "Change" branding campaign, and thanks to a two-year contract, we can expect to see the actor pushing the company for quite some time.

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The idea here is that HTC inspires innovation not by being change you can believe in, but by being anything you want it to be.

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Nexus 10 Is Not Yet Supported In AOSP 4.3, Graphics Driver Looks Like The Culprit

Ready for some more Android Open Source Project woes? In addition to the Nexus 7 drama over AOSP builds in the last couple of weeks, it looks like there are some issues with the Nexus 10 as well. Don't worry, the Android 4.3 factory image for the N10 is sitting on the Google Developers page, proud and happy, but the binaries and drivers for some individual components on the tablet seem to be missing, most notably the graphics driver. It's available for 4.2.2, but not 4.3. What's up?

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Our favorite AOSP evangelist, Jean-Baptiste Queru, confirmed this state of affairs on a Google Groups developer conversation back i\on July 30th.

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Android Bug Creates Weakness In Virtually All Bitcoin Wallet Apps, Money Vulnerable To Theft

Bitcoin is still emerging as an online currency, and that means issues are sure to pop up in the way it's implemented. This time there's an Android-specific problem. It turns out there's a weakness in the way Android generates random secure numbers (the Java SecureRandom class), which most Bitcoin apps use to create wallet IDs. That means an attacker could possibly figure out your wallet key and swipe your digital cash.

Anyone that generated a Bitcoin wallet key on an Android device is potentially affected (even if it is no longer used on Android). Keys generated elsewhere and simply used on Android are not vulnerable to the potential attack.

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[User Defense] The OFF Pocket: Hiding Your Phone in Plain Sight

Note from Artem: Mark Murphy, also known as CommonsWare and CommonsGuy, is one of the top 10 contributors to StackOverflow (he's currently #8). He's the Chuck Norris of Android development, with over 300,000 StackOverflow reputation points. I am honored by his decision to accept my offer to join the AndroidPolice team of contributors.

The User Defense series of posts will highlight relatively easy ways in which users can improve the privacy and security of their use of Android devices.

People sometimes worry about so-called "tracking cookies" that allow marketers to effectively spy on their Web surfing. Your smartphone is more or less a tracking cookie for the physical world, with everything from shopping malls to recycling bins tracking your movements.

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5.9-Inch HTC One Max (T6) Render Leaked: We're Going To Need Some Bigger Pockets

Last week we got our first telling glance of a new HTC smartphone hanging out in China: the T6, or as it may come to be known, the HTC One Max. This purported beast of a phone has the styling of the HTC One with a reported 5.9" screen. Today Evleaks, the Deepthroat of the smartphone world, released a press render on his new Google+ account.

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The phone still looks like an enormous HTC One. Specifications are very much in the air, but the previous Chinese leak reported two models: one with a standard configuration and one with a semi-detachable backplate and a dual-SIM design.

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Weekend App And Game Sales: ROM Toolbox Pro, Pixel Fleet LWP, Deathsmiles, And More

It's Saturday night and you've got a hot date... with apps. Oh, don't look so disappointed. Saving money on cool apps and games is almost as good as human companionship, right? Right?!

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AT&T Next Monthly Plan Prices Reduced Temporarily, Still A Pretty Bad Idea For Most Customers

If you like the idea of being able to upgrade your phone once a year instead of every two, AT&T is more than happy to oblige with its Next plans... for a price. But adoption must have been a bit more tepid than they anticipated, because the monthly payments for phones on the Next plans seem to have been reduced without fanfare. Most phones have had their monthly finance-free charges reduced by a dollar, but some of the flagship phones have $5 reductions, scaling up to $60-100 in savings depending on when you upgrade.

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The Galaxy S4 16GB and the HTC One are both $27 a month - $540 over the 20-month 0% financing period, or $324 if you trade one in as soon as the 12-month upgrade period expires.

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[Deal Alert] eBay Daily Deals Has The Nexus 10 32GB For Just $370 ($130 Off!) With Free US Shipping

There may be a new Nexus 10 coming, but that doesn't make last year's Samsung tablet any less impressive. If you've had your eye on the 32GB version of Google's biggest, fanciest Nexus, eBay has a deal for you: $130 and just over 25% off the retail price. Yup, the 32GB Nexus 10 is on sale right now for $369.99, which is $30 cheaper than even the 16GB version in the Google Play Store.

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This isn't a refurbished or restocked model, as often seen on the featured Daily Deals. According to the description, it's brand new and sealed. USPS economy shipping to the United States is free, but can be upgraded to better USPS packages or UPS second day air.

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[Oops] Kaspersky Lab Accidentally Raises Mobile Security App To $149.00, Tablet Version Bumped Up To $199.00

How much would you pay for an Android security suite that may occasionally be of use? Maybe $1.99? $4.99? How about $149.00? No? Well, that's what Kaspersky Lab is currently asking for its Mobile Security app in Google Play. Got a lot of cash to burn and very little common sense? Kaspersky Tablet Security is only $199.00. What?

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See, the apps for phones and tablets used to cost $4.95 and $9.95, respectively. A bit steep, but not outlandish. So does Kaspersky really think its software is worth hundreds of dollars all of a sudden? Probably not. It looks like the company tried to nudge the price upward and just missed a few keys on the keyboard.

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