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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

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Full offline Google Maps experience coming this year

Google, as part of its keynote speech, showed off a more rich Maps client for Android. Due later this year, the new mobile app will offer a full offline experience

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Google now highlights family friendly content in Play Store

Google on Thursday announced it is now much easier for Play Store users to find family friendly content. Be it apps, games, movies, or other media, Google wants to better the process

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Android Pay will arrive with Android M, handle payments via NFC

Google Wallet has been a mainstay for quite awhile on the Android operating system, but today, Google announced its replacement. Android Pay will be the successor to Google wallet, which

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Google refreshes Cardboard with support for iOS, larger devices

One year after its initial launch Google on Thursday released a new version of its Cardboard virtual reality device. Key among the changes in the unit is that it can

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Google Inbox now available to all

Google on Thursday confirmed that its Inbox email service is now available to all users. Offered online as a desktop client as well as through mobile apps, Inbox no longer

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Google rethinks pictures and videos with launch of Photos

Google, as part of its keynote address at Google I/O 2015,  today announced Google Photos, its latest effort to help users store and share their photos and videos. As Google

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AT&T offers up LG G4 launch details

Beginning May 29 at 12:01 AM ET, the LG G4 will be available for pre-order at AT&T‘s site. If you prefer to buy it from its retail stores, the G4

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HBO Now hits Android this summer

The keynote at this year’s Google I/O developer conference was chalk full of great information about where the company is now and provided a view into the Goog’s overarching strategic