It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Not long ago the Monday after Thanksgiving was just the Monday after Thanksgiving. There was no special observance associated with it, except that it was the day that millions of people returned to work. Cyber Monday is a term originally created in 2005 by marketing companies who wanted to ...

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Accessory of the Day: Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini Portable Charger $19.99

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Keep the power flowing with this second generation version of the Anker Astro Mini. This lipstick-sized portable charger adds one and a half charges worth of power for only $19.99 (Prime eligible).

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Samsung intros Galaxy A3, A5 for China and select markets

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After spending much of the year kicking about the rumor mill, Samsung has finally announced its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones. Slated to arrive in select markets (including China) starting in November, the duo designed for a younger demographic who seek “practicality and ...

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Google Play Books gets new app and improvments

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Google have just released a brand new version of the popular Play Books app, this release see a redesign and a heap of other changes for an improved experience. Along with the redesign of the app, which brings improved layout, the biggest addition that’s been introduced into Play Books is ...

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Beginners guide to Tasker

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Tasker is one of those apps that is so powerful, where the possibilities are endless, if you’re using it right. But, to get to that point where you understand the endless possibilities of it takes time, time some of us don’t have. A forum poster named brandall over at XDA Developers ...

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Google Calendar update brings time-saving improvments

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Updates brought to Google Calendar today add some significant changes that are aimed at improving productivity and time-saving techniques. The changes you’ll notice include being able to get event updates without refreshing since Google Calendar now displays changes to events as they ...

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Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

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Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots” in the robotics ...

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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) available for pre-order on Amazon UK

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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) Google announced a new round of Nexus devices a few weeks ago, including the Nexus 9. When the Nexus 9 went on pre-order, it sold out rather quickly (not surprisingly). It seems that Google and HTC are on top of it though. Those who missed the first round of pre-orders... ...

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Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

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One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the ...

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Google Camera app update adds remote Android Wear shutter

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As a new Google Camera app update rolls out to the Google Play Store, users will begin to notice an awesome feature in the update. You’re now able to remotely trigger the shutter via your Android Wear device to your phone. You’ll get a notification that will allow you to review the ...

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LG announces display with world’s narrowest bezel at 0.7mm

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As phone screens get bigger and bigger every little millimeter counts. Reducing the size of the phone as a whole while increasing screen space is the goal for most companies. Bigger screens allow for more productivity and immerse media content. The only drawback of larger screens is the ...

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BookMark Battery: Stay juiced with the this super-thin power pack $34.99 [Deal of the Day]

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There’s no reason to carry around a dangling MicroUSB charger with you to everywhere you go. You don’t wanna be THAT guy (or gal) who shows up to a location and immediately pleads for an open power outlet, do you? Well, you don’t have to be that person anymore, friend. The ...

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Amazon offering $115 in apps and games for free this weekend only

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Amazon, as they are often wont to do, is giving away a bunch of apps and games for Halloween weekend. Today sees the online retailer offering upwards of $115 in content via its Amazon Appstore. The best part is, of course, it’s not an all-or-nothing deal, you can pick up only what you ...

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Samsung Gear S arrives at various carriers on November 7

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Samsung on Thursday announced the standalone 3G smartwatch experience that is the Gear S will soon be available in the United States. Set to touch down as early as Friday, November 7, the watch will be offered across a variety of carriers in both black and white. The big four providers are in ...

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Accessory of the Day: Take your images to the next the level with GorillaPod $16.74

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Secure and stabilize your phone with this GripTight GorillaPod! Unlock amazing new camera angles with its adaptable positioning system. The flexible legs offer precision and control over the staging of your shots. For just $16.74 (Prime eligible), this #1 best seller will help you become King ...

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