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Android and iOS apps on Windows phones? Yup. Photo: Microsoft

More than four years after its debut, Windows Phone still has a native app problem. Microsoft has now accepted that’s not going to change anytime soon, so in an effort to attract new users to its platform, it’s going to allow them to run Android and iOS apps… sort of.

The Moto 360 is a bargain at $179. Photo: Motorola

The Moto 360 is a bargain at $179. Photo: Motorola

If you’re an Android user, you likely have no interest in pre-ordering the Apple Watch today, but perhaps you’ll be interested in a Moto 360 instead. Thanks to Amazon, you can now get one of the prettiest Android Wear watches on the market for just $179.

Razer's Forge TV is coming next month. Photo: Razer

Razer’s Forge TV is coming next month. Photo: Razer

Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for Razer’s promising¬†new Forge TV ahead of a¬†launch on May 1. The set-top box that doubles as a console is priced at $149, and its official gamepad is included at no extra cost.

Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Apple is trying to make Apple TV more appealing than ever with a lower price tag and HBO Now exclusivity, but Amazon announced today that it’s bringing new features to its set top box too, and they won’t cost customers a cent.

Expandable USB storage, private listening via for wireless headphones, and hotel Wi-Fi support are being added to Amazon’s TV devices. The new features will rollout to customers over the coming weeks as a free, over-the-air software update for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

The list of new features includes the following:

Amazon is planning Prime for apps. Photo: Techcrunch

Amazon is planning Prime for apps. Photo: Techcrunch

Amazon is preparing a new app service for Android. It’s called Unlocked, and think of it as free Amazon Prime for apps. But there’s a catch. Apps that are given freely can also be taken away again.

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