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Samsung is back to bashing iPhone in new Galaxy S6 ad

The Galaxy S6 takes on iPhone 6

The Galaxy S6 takes on iPhone 6

Sales of the Galaxy S 6 haven’t been as great as Samsung would have hoped, so the company is going back to what it does best: desperately make fun of the iPhone.

The company released two new ads for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge touting the phones’ wireless charging, wide angle selfies, and curved display that shows texts and emails and other info, while the iPhone 6 just has a boring metal edge with buttons.

You can watch both ads below:

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Microsoft crosses ‘buy hot productivity app’ off its Wunderlist

Yes, Microsoft bought another one of your favorite apps. Photo: 6Wunderkinder

Yes, Microsoft bought another one of your favorite apps. Photo: 6Wunderkinder

Microsoft’s devouring of our favorite mobile apps continues today with the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder, makers of popular task management app Wunderlist.

The buyout, which comes just four months after Microsoft acquired Sunrise, will help the software continue its mission to reinvent productivity in a mobile-first world, it says.

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Samsung may be forced to slash Galaxy S6 orders by 16%

The Galaxy S6 certainly doesn't seem to be living up to Samsung's expectations.

The Galaxy S6 certainly doesn’t seem to be living up to Samsung’s expectations.

For a smartphone that was meant to turn around Samsung’s flagging mobile division, the Galaxy S6 hasn’t exactly been a rousing success.

In fact, according to one new report coming out of Taiwan, sales have been sufficiently disappointing that Samsung has decided to cut orders for its flagship device by 16 percent.

The report doesn’t make clear whether this refers to just the S6 or the S6 Edge also — or possibly a combination of both. Whatever the breakdown, it’s another piece of less-than-stellar news for Samsung at a time when it could really use some positivity.

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Nintendo crushes hopes for an Android-powered NX console

Android on your next Wii? Nope. Photo: Nintendo/Cult of Android

Android on your next Wii? Nope. Photo: Nintendo/Cult of Android

Nintendo has denied claims that its upcoming NX console will run Android.

An earlier report out of Japan, citing sources familiar with Nintendo’s plans, promised that the NX would employ Android software in an effort to attract new users and developers. But unfortunately for those excited by that prospect, it’s not going to happen.

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ASUS ZenWatch 2 steals Apple Watch’s digital crown concept

The Digital Crown is making its leap to Android Wear.

The Digital Crown is making its leap to Android Wear.

The Asus ZenWatch 2 smartwatch certainly has something familiar about it, right?

The latest Android Wear device to be shown off at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Asus’ new timepiece sticks by and large to the form factor of its first generation device, aside from the notable addition of a suspiciously-familiar Apple-style digital crown.

Check out a video below:

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Nintendo’s next console could run… Android?

An Android-based Nintendo console? Yes please.

An Android-based Nintendo console? Yes please.

Details about Nintendo’s next-gen NX console won’t officially be shared by the company until 2016, but according to a new report coming out of Japan one thing we might be able to expect is for the NX hardware to run a version of Android.

The decision is said to be rooted in Nintendo’s desire to give developers increased flexibility in making content that can also be used on smartphones and tablets.

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Google vs. iCloud: Which wins the pick for your pics?

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Picture this! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

One of the best things to come out of Google’s I/O keynote on Thursday was Google Photos, a brand new service for storing, sharing, and organizing your images and videos.

It’s totally free — no matter howFriday-Night-Fights-bug-2 many items you upload — but is it better than the competition?

In this week’s Friday Night Fight with Cult of Android versus Cult of Mac, we pit it against Apple’s iCloud Photo Library service to find out which is the best pick for your pics.

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Why Google’s I/O keynote was a massive disappointment

I/O started well, but went downhill fast. Photo: Google

I/O started well, but went downhill fast. Photo: Google

I had been looking forward to the Google I/O keynote for weeks before it kicked off Thursday. I was rubbing my hands together like a little kid on Christmas morning when Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president, took to the stage to reveal what the company had up its sleeve.

But when the event ended two and a half hours later, I couldn’t have been more disappointed. Santa had visited — but instead of bringing what was on my list, he’d left me with a bunch of cheap gifts I knew I’d be bored with by the time the turkey was cooked.

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Hands Free by Google could be way better than Apple Pay

Android Pay is ready to take on Apple Pay. Photo: Google

Android Pay is ready to take on Apple Pay. Photo: Google

Yesterday’s Android Pay reveal at Google I/O was a slight disappointment in that, it’s pretty much just like Apple Pay. Google added pretty much zero innovation to Apple’s idea that debuted last year, but what the company didn’t show us, is that it has a way better payments system up its sleeve.

It’s called Hands Free. It’s a complete separate app from Android Pay. And as an Apple fan, I hate to say it, but it looks like it could be way better than Apple Pay.

Check it out:

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Top 6 things you need to know from Google I/O

Google wants to be your everything. Photo: Google

Google wants to be your everything.

From smartphones to the Internet of Things, Google wants to be woven into the fabric of our lives.

The company detailed some of its latest hardware and software projects — some truly innovative, some strictly playing catch-up — during the annual Google I/O developer conference Thursday.

From the iterative improvements coming in Android M to the blue-sky thinking of Project Brillo, everything plays into Mountain View’s master plan, which Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president in charge of Android, Chrome and apps described as “putting technology and computer science to work on important problems that users face” — and doing it “at scale for everyone in the world.”

Google’s goals are similar to Apple’s: Both companies are trying to integrate their products (and possibly their worldviews) into every facet of our lives to make tech personal and useful. In many ways, Google’s approach is far more ambitious.

Here are the six things you need to know from the Google I/O 2015 keynote.

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