Sony background defocus app released to the Play Store

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Sony have today released a new version of their app which allows users to defocus the background of their photos after they’ve been taken at a tap of the screen. The update has been issued to the Google Play Store and is available to Sony Xperia phones running Android 4.2 or later. How to ...

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ROCKI: PLAY Review – Enable WiFi Streaming to any Speaker System

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ROCKI: PLAY is a fantastic little product that was born as a result of a massively successful Kickstarter project, and I’m lucky enough to have gotten my hands on one courtesy of the lovely ROCKI team and their marketing partners. Tech Specs Wifi 802.11b/g/n (AP / Hotspot mode supported) ...

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Google to introduce new icons for Android apps –report

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Google will soon introduce some new icons for its Android applications, reports Android Police. Rumored to be part of what’s called Project Moonshine, the new icons will more closely align with Google’s web-based counterparts. Details appear to include flatter images with more ...

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How to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android [Android 201]

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Is the Google Play Store not giving you what you want? Perhaps you may want to try the Amazon Appstore. Although seasoned Android users may already know about this process, here is a walkthrough for those new to the platform. For those who don’t already know, you can download apps from ...

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Google Keep receiving major update today

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Sometimes Google creates a great application, puts it in the Play Store, and forgets about it. Unfortunately, Google Keep has been the victim of that for quite a long time. Well, good news! Keep is receiving a pretty big update beginning today. The update for Keep will be to version 2.2, and ...

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April Fools’ Day 2014: Google Style (Updated)

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Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again. Google is taking to the web to mislead it’s faithful followers by pulling some pretty elaborate stunts. Last year they tricked users into thinking Google Nose, Google Treasure Maps, and the Closure of YouTube “Submissions” were ...

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The week’s best Android rumors: Motorola XPlay, Amazon Set-Top box, new Galaxy Tabs, and more

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Motorola XPlay Motorola are rumored to be launching their 6.3-inch phablet called the XPlay around Q3 2014. Reports indicate that Motorola have decided to drop the XPlay name, and may just be calling it the next Moto X. Specs are currently uncertain but speculation suggests the Moto XPlay will ...

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HTC One 2013 Google Play Edition Discounted by $100

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Following the launch of the new HTC One M8 Google Play Edition, Google have decided to discount the 2013 HTC One Google Play Edition device by $100, bringing the price down to $499. The 2013 HTC One has a 4.7-inch display, 1080p display, a Quad-Core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 chipset, 2GB of RAM, ...

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HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition officially announced

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Alongside the new HTC One (M8), as we suspected HTC have introduced a Google Play Edition of the device running the latest version of unskinned unbranded Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The new HTC One GPe will feature the same internals as the standard HTC One (M8) including the same ...

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HTC to release HTC One M8 Google Play Edition

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With only a few hours until HTC reveal the HTC One M8, it seems the company have deployed some preparations in the Google Play Store ahead of the announcement. HTC have uploaded several Sense-based apps into the Play Store, one of these being the HTC BlinkFeed launcher, which was introduced ...

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Looking back: A brief history of Google’s Nexus devices

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Sometimes when a smartphone is released, it is very easy to tell what the manufacturer was aiming for. Unlike some popular lines of smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S series or HTC’s One series, Google’s Nexus line has received some interesting feedback over the years. Does ...

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Google Keyboard 3.0 released adding personalised word suggestions

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Google’s very own keyboard has today been updated to version 3.0, or more specifically 3.0.19373. The update brings a few minor bug fixes and tweaks, such as a dedicated “ABC” button to switch from emoji. Of most interest in the Google Keyboard 3.0 update is a new personalised ...

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The Bard’s Tale free today on Amazon Appstore

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One of the most iconic games that made the jump from last generation consoles to mobile, The Bard’s Tale, is available free today in the Amazon Appstore. If you’re haven’t had the chance to play it or have never heard of it, the game is an action RPG starring Cary Elwes as ...

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Google Play Services 4.3 deploys with new dev tools, features

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Google on Monday announced that a 4.3 version of Google Play Services 4.3 has begun deploying to Android devices around the globe. The new release sees the introduction of APIs and tools for developers which will better serve the end user. Details include Analytics API, Google Tag Manager, ...

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Google Play Games gets new features following Game Developers Conference

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With Google highlighting that 3 out of 4 Android users now use their device for gaming, increased focus has been put on improving the experience for those users. Google has also said that the momentum of their Google Play Games service is continuing to grow, with approximately 4 times the ...

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