8 Android Apps I Want From Google

If anybody knows Android, it’s the Google team. And if anyone is capable of putting out an app that takes advantage of the platform, it’s the Mountain View guys. After recently releasing a pair of great applications in Scoreboard and Picasa, I started to think about some other ...

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No Signs of Voice-Based Search or Gmail SMS Apps

It has been two weeks since Google pulled up its SMS service for GMail, right before it was being shipped off to the GLabs with a vow to launch it in two weeks. As of tonight, there are still no signs of it yet. And now, the voice based search app for the iPhone which... Read More

Google’s (Not So) Secret Strategy

Let’s say you’re an average 20 billion dollar company, with a sparse webpage and a search box. And since you’re swimming in money and ideas, you like dreaming up different ways to revolutionize the Internet. For instance, maybe one day you got tired of typing “Mapquest”, so you ...

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Hangouts Dialer now actually identifies itself as a dialer app

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In a recent update to the Hangouts Dialer app, Google has fixed one of its biggest problems: the inability to make a phone call through another app, such as Google Maps or SMS. Instead, this always defaulted to the built-in phone app. Now, when users make an attempt this action, they have the ...

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Hangouts update brings status in Gmail client

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For those who like the ability to set a status for Hangouts on mobile will be happy to know you can now do the same in the Gmail client from an update. This was available back when Google Talk was around, but it seemed as though it would be taken away with the introduction of... Read More

Hangouts Chrome app update brings new desktop notifications and phone tab

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For those that like to use the Hangouts Chrome app will be happy to know that a nice update came to it today. Now it includes a phone tab to allow calling from the desktop. You can start an SMS thread directly from the app if you have Google Voice. And now it has proper... Read More

Christmas in July: This power user’s Android wishlist

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Do you wish stock Android would do a little bit more? Tired of relying on third party developers or manufacturers to add the features you feel should be standard in Android? I could not agree more. As great as Android is, there are some shortcomings in the system. Do not take me the wrong way, ...

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Thoughts…in brief: Contract, no contract, or screw it all?

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If you have read my bio, you know I am a mother, wife, writer, and low-grade tech junkie. I’m no expert when it comes to technology, but I easily learn from experiences and thoroughly enjoy listening to what others have to say.  With that in mind I was sitting in my office last week ...

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Smarten up your TV with the $50 FAVI Android SmartStick

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If you picked up a new television over the last couple of years the chances are good that you weighed the option of a “smart” TV. Thanks to HDMI and a growing assortment of add-on products, those who opted for a standard model can now smarten their TV up. One such device ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android games and apps you should know about (March 7)

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A weekly collection of Android apps and games you should be aware of.

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50 Android apps you must install before the world ends

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Get the most out of your Android phone or tablet with these essential apps and games.

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Android Jellybean 4.1 Announced, coming in July: Here’s what comes with it

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Finally, Google has announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (That’s two words, not one!) at Google I/O, with a release in July. So now, you’re thinking, what comes with it? Lets take a look: Expanded Notifications Notifications in the pull-down menu will now give out more information, and ...

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Vonage on forefront of a revolution with new mobile app [Sponsored Post]

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As much as I love Google Voice and the ability to use one account across multiple smartphones,  I can’t help but imagine a better scenario.  Since I spend most of my day connected to a Wi-Fi network, I imagine that there has to be a “better way”.  If I can text and read ...

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Sprint Nexus S 4G Ice Cream Sandwich build leaked, then removed

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Good news for all the Sprint Nexus S users: an internal Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been leaked for the NS4G, and word on the street is that it’s the final version, and sooner or later, Sprint will officially launch the update via an OTA for the Nexus S 4G. So far, the ROM is... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Nexus [Review]

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gal·ax·y/ˈgaləksē/ Noun: A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. The galaxy of which the solar system is a part; the Milky Way.  nexus plural of nex·us (Noun) Noun: A connection or series of connections linking two or ...

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