Google Maps gains new exploration features in latest update

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Google wants to make it even easier to discover the world around you so they are updating the Google Maps app. A new “Explore” feature is being integrated into the Android and iOS apps and is designed to help users explore nearby places. Rather than deliver a generic list of places ...

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Google Voice moves one step closer to Hangouts integration

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Call it a sign of things to come or simply another back-end move for Hangouts, but Google Voice users have a new option today. Log into the Google Voice website and you’ll find that you can now make calls via Hangouts without messing around with a Google+ account. As Alex Wiesen (Google) ...

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Chrome Beta gets the Material Design treatment, download and install it now [APK]

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Google Play Store got the partial Material Design treatment just a few days ago and is now followed by Chrome Beta. Google’s browser got the UI overhaul along with some other tweaks and features. Let’s see what’s going on. Three features, or release notes if you prefer, were ...

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Google highlights best offline games for Android

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Google, in their ongoing effort to help Android users discover more apps and games, has created yet another collection. This time around Google is highlighting some of the best games to play offline. If you’re taking a road trip, a flight, or plan to be in a spot without data, you may ...

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400 million casts later Google’s Chromecast turns one

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As hard as it is to believe, Google’s Chromecast is turning one year old today. And, to celebrate the occasion, Google is tossing in 90 days of Google Play Music All access for anyone (in the U.S.) who owns a Chromecast and is not already subscribed to the music service. Available in ...

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Sprint will “Take the Edge Off” August 19

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We just received an invitation to a press event for Sprint which is to be held on August 19. As to what we might expect remain unclear however the email could provide a clue. The invitation says to “Take the Edge Off” with Sprint so we’re assuming it’s related to its ...

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Back-to-school: Motorola slashes Moto X prices yet again

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Motorola has discounted the Moto X smartphone for U.S. customers yet again, this time as part of a back-to-school promotion. As of today, and for what we presume is a limited time, you can pick up the 16GB Moto X for $299, the 32GB for $324, and the 64GB for $374. To take advantage of... Read More

LG ships record-high 14.5 million smartphones in Q2

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Things are looking good for LG this week as the company announces is second quarter results. With a record high 14.5 million smartphones shipped in the three-month window LG is up 20 percent year-over-year. Sales are up 16 percent as compared to the same quarter from last year; this is the ...

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How to instantly speed up the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 & LG G3

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Hidden deep in Android, following the KitKat 4.4 release, is a feature that can be enabled to instantly speed up your Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3, and pretty much any Android device that supports KitKat. It’s called ART, and that stands for Android Runtime, which is the successor ...

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Watch This App: Chron Watch

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So you’ve got an Android Wear device and now you’re looking for some Android apps to go along with it. We’ve got you covered. Our Watch This App column is designed to help educate readers in the various apps available for the platform and highlight the best of the bunch. Watch This App: Chron ...

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HTC: Watch from our recent video is not a real product

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We’ve seen a brief cameo of an unknown watch yesterday in HTC’s official Design Video. Rumors started that the watch is in fact HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch which is about to be released in the near future. It seems that’s not the case, HTC released an official statement in which they said the ...

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[DEALS & STEALS] Get Anker’s Astro E3 10,000mAh external battery for $25.99 (68% off) on Amazon

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Many people would say that battery life is the main problem when it comes to today’s smartphones. I personally tend to agree with that. It’s always a good idea to have some extra juice on you if possible and external battery can be a great solution. Well, if you’re in market ...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha images and details leak

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We’ve been hearing a lot about Samsung’s upcoming powerhouse smartphone, which was once referred to as the Galaxy S5 Prime. Bits and pieces have trickled out about it having a QHD display and an aluminum body to match the build quality of the HTC One. But it seems like the ...

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[DEALS & STEALS] Google Play Summer Sale has already kicked off although there’s no official announcement just yet

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It’s summer. Many of you are out there on a vacation of some sort. Perhaps you want to play a game or do something productive on your Android device while you’re lying around resting. If that’s the case then we have some news for you. Android Police released a list of apps and ...

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Watch This App: Pomodoro Wear

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Trying to get yourself into good working habits and/or need help focusing on tasks? Have you ever considered the Pomodoro Technique? Designed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, this is the method that encourages short bursts of sold work followed by small breaks. Typically broken into 25 ...

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