‘OK Google’ voice activation hits Google Chrome browser Beta

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Google Voice Search has been rolled out to the Google Chrome desktop browser over some time and users are now able to use their voice to conduct search commands right within their browser. Google have taken this to the next level in their latest Beta of Google Chrome with the popular “Ok ...

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Tip: How to hide the notification bar on Nova Launcher

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Installing Nova Launcher opens up a whole load of customisation possibilities for your Android device; first we explained how to use Nova Launcher gestures to quickly activate Google Now, and now you’ll see how to hide the notification bar. Hiding the notification pane on your device can ...

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Pebble Appstore Beta 8 hands-on

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The time is finally here… well, almost. Pebble finally announced their appstore for iOS, and left Android users waiting around for the launch on their favorite mobile platform. Recently, the Pebble team opened up a beta build to the public. It works, but remember: this is a very early ...

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Yahoo acquires Aviate, promises to fold into Android experience

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In another move to bring Yahoo back to its prime, today Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to the stage at CES 2014 to announce its newest acquisition that aligns perfectly with its “team and vision” — Aviate. Aviate is an Android app that has been in beta for the last few months and ...

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Cover exits closed beta for Google Play Store

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In the last year, there have been many launcher and lockscreen replacements for Android popping up and one of the most recent and popular is Cover. Cover, which for the last few months has an invite-only beta, is now out of closed beta and available for free in the Play Store. It’s an ...

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New SwiftKey beta brings number key row and emoji

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SwiftKey, probably the most popular third-party keyboard for Android, has released a new beta. The new beta version 4.5 includes two major add-ons that have been being clamored for for a long time: emoji, and a dedicated number row. Emoji, the picture-based emoticon replacement that is hugely ...

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Beta Review: Any.Do Cal – A simple, elegant calendar with great functionality

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NOTE: This review is based on a beta version – things might change by the time it makes a public release A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to notice a Google+ post making the rounds which offered a place in the “Any.do super users community”. Naturally, I didn’t hesitate, and ...

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Firefox for Android Beta gets new “Home” design

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Firefox is receiving a new startup screen redesign which they are now designating as “Home”. The redesign will give users the ability to access their browsing history, bookmarks, top sites, and reading list. This is all made possible through switchable tiles, which really polishes ...

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Paranoid Android’s HALO10 hits First Public Beta

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If you’re like me and you actually tried all of the new features Facebook released a few weeks ago with the launch of Facebook Home, you probably became familiar with “chat heads” from the updated Facebook Messenger app. If, like myself, you were a huge fan of that feature, ...

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Swiftkey celebrates 4th anniversary by bringing ‘flow’ out of beta

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SwiftKey, easily the most recognizable name in Android keyboards (and possibly Android software altogether) has just turned 4 years old. So, how does an app company celebrate? Cake, cookies, ice cream? Nope – they release more software. The company has taken their “flow” ...

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Get the Jelly Bean keyboard for your ICS device running 4.0.3 or higher

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If you’re running ICS, at least version 4.0.3, on your Android device, then you should really check this out. A developer by the name of “Beansoft” has released a beta port of the Jelly Bean keyboard – and its prediction engine – that runs on Android 4.0.3 and ...

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Firefox for Android out of Beta, promises to upgrade your Android browsing experience

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The folks over at Mozilla have been tinkering with Firefox for Android for some time now. Old versions always seemed to be very “beta” in the way they handled, with slowdowns being a norm and unhappy testers being the same. However, with the new version, we can see some massive ...

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Financial Times launches beta app for Android

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Those of you who enjoy reading the Financial Times will be happy to know they have finally released a beta app for Android. While the app is in beta form and you may experience bugs, it still offers a variety of features and optimization. Currently the app only supports devices running Android ...

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Multi-touch for SwiftKey X moves out of Alpha, latest Beta version now available to VIP members

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You might remember us telling you about the alpha release of SwiftKey x, which was being tested out by VIP members. The alpha version included the much anticipated multi-touch functionality, and apparently the testing went well, because they have now bumped it up to beta and are releasing it to ...

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Samsung Rolling out Media Hub Beta to AT&T Galaxy S II Owners

Effective today, Samsung is letting people sign up to receive a beta version of the new-to-come Media Hub. At the start, this beta is only available for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy II and will add features for TV shows and Movies. This new Media Hub will be able to output the purchased media to ...

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