Microsoft Garage brings new Android app alternatives

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Microsoft seemingly cannot decide whether it is for Google or against Google. Nevertheless, for those wanting some Microsoft love on their Android devices can get it through Microsoft Garage. Microsoft Garage is a project by Microsoft looking to bring projects to reality from hackers, interns, ...

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Android 5.0 will be made available to the public on November 3

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Google has confirmed in a note to developers asking them to ready their apps for the public release of Android 5.0 Lollipop scheduled for a November 3rd launch. Requesting “we recommend that you test your apps and publish any needed updates to the Play Store”, Google wants to ensure that ...

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Moto 360 update brings Smart Battery Saving, other features

Motorola continues to try to deliver a “timeless” timepiece with the Moto 360. A new update has struck with additional features like “Timely Time Checks” and “Mood Lighting”. You can view what this update entails below, or visit the Official Motorola Blog to read about what they have to say ...

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My Tracks gets updated to support Android Wear

For those of you who have a Android Wear and use the My Tracks will be happy to hear that Google has updated their app to support My Tracks. Google+ Rens Blom noticed this and shared with the public this news. You won’t be able to take just your smartwatch without your smartphone, but ...

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Barnes & Noble announces 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1

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Earlier this year Barnes & Noble released the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0, a collaboration effort with Samsung to provide the functionality of a normal tablet and the benefits of an eReader. Well, on Wednesday they announced another tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1. Despite the ...

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Switching from iOS to Android: A helpful guide

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When I made the switch from iOS to Android, it was pretty easy. I was already using Google services for as much as I possibly could. It was part of the reason I decided to switch. Why use Apple products to access Google services when I could use Google products to access Google services? So... ...

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Gmail 5.0: Say goodbye to your stock email app

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Google has been churning out material designed apps pretty regularly since earlier this year. One app that has been left out of the mix has been Gmail, but now we are getting a glimpse of the new Gmail 5.0 to be delivered with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Gmail 5.0 promises all the Gmail goodness ...

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Sony SmartWatch 3 now listed in Google Play Store (as coming soon)

We’re drawing ever closer to the launch of the Sony SmartWatch 3, which is Sony’s first foray into the Android Wear space. Head to the Google Play Store now and you’ll find the device and all its specs, images, and details. What’s more, you’ll also see the watch listed as “coming soon”. Pricing ...

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Nexus 6 pre-orders to begin October 29

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Details surrounding the ordering status of the Nexus 6 was somewhat of a mystery following the Google event a few days ago, but it seems the Moto X inspired device has finally gotten a pre-order date. For those wanting to order the Nexus 6, you will be able to do so as of October 29th... Read More

Android Lollipop easter egg is a Googley take on a familiar game

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Everyone has come to love finding the easter egg that Google hides in their OS. From the dessert box in KitKat, to the jelly bean fling in Jelly Bean, and so on. Well, they aren’t stopping with Android Lollipop. Below you see what you’ll find hidden in the settings currently on the ...

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Google Play Movies & TV Shows updated to version 3.4.23 [APK Download]

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The next app to get the material design treatment is Google Play Movies & TV, bringing the version to 3.4.23. You’ll notice, like many other apps, that the updated Google Play Movies & TV has a new icon, as well as a new splash screen that appears when content is being sent to a ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop’s “kill switch” only maims, not kill

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It’s fairly safe to say that we’ve all got smartphones now. Perhaps more accurately, we can say that if you are reading this, it is very likely you own a smartphone. Though many of us cycle through mobile phones more often than we change wardrobes, we like to be the one to decide ...

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A look at current mobile display technologies

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In the smartphone industry, the display is a large part of what makes or breaks a device. I mean, without the display how would we use a smartphone? So often when manufacturers release their device, they throw around terms like “Super AMOLED” and “Retina Display”. What ...

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Official Android Lollipop wallpapers – get them here!

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Since the announcement of Android Lollipop, I know I’ve been dying to get a piece of the action. Alas, I must wait until Motorola gets the update out to the 1st Gen Moto X. In the meantime, we can all enjoy some Android Lollipop Wallpapers! Grab them below!   If you’d like to ...

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Google to loosen restrictions on Android Wear

Android Wear has been quite an interesting release, as manufacturers have shown their own take on the hardware of a smartwatch. What has not been very flexible up until this point though is the software of Android Wear, with manufacturers only loading a handful of watch faces. It seems that ...

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