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Chrome for iOS learns a few new tricks with the latest update. Released on Monday, version 32 of the browser for iPhones and iPads now includes page translation for sites that use a foreign language; just tap the translation bar when it appears and Google will take care of the rest. The third-party browser also gains the data compression feature already in the Android version of Chrome. With it, Google says you can save roughly 50 percent of your bandwidth usage as all web requests are routed through Google proxy servers for compression.

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After suggesting there was no correlation between the Android 4.4.2 software update for the Galaxy Note 3 and reports of third-party accessory issues, Samsung has backtracked. The company released a statement on Monday to Ars Technica saying it has “identified a software compatibility issue with the Galaxy Note 3 update to Android 4.4 (KitKat) and select 3rd party accessories.” Samsung will fix the problem in a separate software update shortly. Once corrected, third-party cases will properly show screen information from the Galaxy Note 3 when the display is covered.

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Following a court ruling from last August, Microsoft is changing the name of its SkyDrive online storage service to OneDrive. The company announced the change in a blog post on Monday, with the recurring theme of “one” place to store your data in the cloud. Current SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro users shouldn’t see any service disruption as the name change takes place, says Microsoft. The name change is required due to a trademark held by British broadcasting company, BSkyB.

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Microsoft Surface revenues in its second fiscal quarter topped $893 million, the company said on Thursday. The figure is more than double the $400 million in Surface sales from the prior quarter and follow a $900 million inventory write-off of Surface devices in July, most of which were Surface RT units. The second edition of the devices — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — seem to have a stronger following, likely because of improved hardware, longer run-time on a single charge and more applications available in the touch-friendly version of Windows 8.1.

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Reports of an 80,000 BlackBerry order from the U.S. Department of Defense made the rounds earlier this week, driving up BlackBerry shares by 34 percent. Good news for the beleaguered handset maker, no? There’s only one problem. The DoD made no such purchase. Instead, the figure was assumed to be a new order when the DoD actually referenced the 80,000 BlackBerry handsets it already supports, according to a DoD statement provided to The Verge on Thursday. In BlackBerry’s defense, it didn’t put out a press release on the alleged large handset order. The company did recently announce the sale of 1,000 handsets to DATEV in Europe.

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Web developers looking to get in at the ground level of Mozilla’s Firefox OS for tablets project have their chance. In a blog post on Wednesday, Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler made the invite, outlining details of the program. Last week, Dotlzer shared information on the first Firefox OS tablet hardware, which is a reference design built by Foxconn to assist in the project’s development. The new tablet program starts in the “coming weeks” and will be looking for help with development and testing for the web-based tablet.

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LG G Flex curved

AT&T customers can pre-order the self-healing, bendable LG G Flex online and in-stores this Friday. The carrier announced details on Monday, quoting a $299 price for the Android phone with new 2-year contract or through a pair of monthly payment options: $26.74 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $34.75 per month with AT&T Next 12. The LTE handset uses a large 6-inch display with 720p resolution and is curved to fit better in pockets or when on a phone call. The phone case can even repair itself from minor scuffs. Does it work? Check our hands-on testing to find out.

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After initially launching just a single bamboo wood back option for its Moto X handset, Motorola on Friday added three more choices and drastically cut the price. Instead of a $100 premium for the wooden case back, it’s just $25 starting today. On January 21, Moto Maker options will include walnut, teak and ebony choices as well. Motorola is also offering a $75 credit for early adopters who spend $100 on the bamboo model, notes Android Central. That credit can be used to order anything — presumably through the Google Play store — except for a Chromecast.

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