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Asus announces new ZenWatch 2 at Computex

Asus has released their latest version of their Android Wear device, the ZenWatch 2 at the Computex conference in Asia. Check out the early details here.

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Project Abacus aims to get rid of all those passwords

Google’s ATAP team is aiming to get rid of the password as we know it. Project Abacus will allow access to all of our info, as long as the data says it’s us

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Google Calendar: No more texts for you

Google Calendar is shutting down their SMS notifications service later this month. We have the details on how to get a jump start before it’s all gone.

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Android M removes the Google Now Launcher folder limit

Up until now, the maximum number of apps you could have in a folder with the Google Now Launcher was 16, 4 rows by 4 columns. But, with Android M

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Why I dropped the Moto X 2014 as my daily driver

It was October 2014, and I had just dumped Sprint as my carrier because it was time to cut down on expenses. My wife had just retired because of a

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Google Play store now shows age-based ratings

According to AndroidCentral, age-based ratings for apps now appear in the Play Store under the apps’ ratings. This follows Google’s efforts to bring ratings to games earlier in March. In that

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Android M could introduce Multi Window to Android later this year

It requires some tweaking and ADB commands to activate, but it is included in the Android M Developer Preview and appears to just be disabled, which means it could debut

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HTC confirms Android M support for One M9 models

HTC representative Jeff Gordon took to twitter to confirm the One M9 and the One M9+ would receive Android M support. It should not come as much of a surprise

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Who needs a smartwatch to make payments when you can use your voice?

Google announced a new app called hands Free that will allow you to make in-store payments with just your voice.  Never reach for your wallet, smartwatch, or phone again with Hands

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Google will standardize fingerprint readers in Android M

Sadly, one area where Apple iOS is severely better than Android at is reading fingerprints.  Apple has pretty much set the standard for all other devices, when it comes to

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Google’s Cloud Messaging now sends notifications to iOS devices

Google’s made a massive leap forward in cross-platform messaging at Google I/O that will now allow notifications to be sent to iOS devices as well as Android. Google’s Cloud Messaging

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Google taking Wallet in new direction

Via a Google+ post, the Google Wallet team tells that it is building a new Wallet app for Android and iOS. This app will allow anyone who has a US

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Cricket adds ZTE Overture 2 with an all-in cost of $50

Cricket Wireless today began offering a new entry-level smartphone, the ZTE Overture 2. Priced at only $50, the handset offers a dirt cheap barrier into Android 5.0 Lollipop. Specifications for

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Project Brillo: Android for the Internet of Things

Connectivity is king. This is the overall late motif of Google I/O 2015. Google wants to be on your wrist and in your pocket. Google is going to be sitting

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Google debuts Android M, focuses on ‘polish and quality’

With the dust settling on the announcements yesterday at Google I/O 2015, one of the more prominent and expected announcements was that of Android M. We don’t yet know what the