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Mobile Minutes: PayPal buys Paydiant; Apple’s smartwatch; Google backtracks on Android encryption; Apple’s Photos app

Apple’s looming watch spurs frenzy of upgrades for Android timepieces
As Apple Inc. prepares to release its much-heralded smartwatch, rival gadget makers are racing to upgrade their own devices to ward off market-share losses.
Read more on Bloomberg

Disappointed much? Google backs down on Android encryption promise
Just when you thought Google was going back to the good old days of “don’t be evil”, it has backtracked on a promise to enforce default disk encryption across Android devices.
Read more on Forbes

How to test Apple’s new Photos app for Mac
Apple has released the public beta of its Photos app for OS X. We detail where you sign up to put the new app through its paces.
Read more on CNET