Google Cardboard: A low-priced virtual reality experience (review)

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With Google I/O 2016 getting closer and closer, we wanted to take a look back to I/O 2015. Or more specifically, we wanted to take a look back at something Google introduced and gave away to attendees in 2015. That item was Google Cardboard, and while many took it as nothing more than a ...

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Google+ photos are now viewable in Drive

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Google on Monday announced that it is making it easier for users to view and organize their pictures and videos. Starting today, if you visit Google Drive you’ll find copies of all of your photos and videos. New images will be visible immediately however older stuff may take a few weeks ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 is still full of bloatware

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The hopeful promise that Samsung was doing away with their bloatware applications for the Galaxy S6 is unfortunately an empty one, with no less than 56 pre-installed applications on the device. According to Gizmodo, the Galaxy S6 has six more apps pre-installed than last years Note 4, which now ...

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Bold move: Cyanogen and Blu will launch CyanogenOS phone without Google services

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In a world dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, there’s little room for another player to take control. There are those who fear that Google’s services will monopolize the mobile industry, and Cyanogen is one of them. Cyanogen is getting big. Really big. With ...

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Where to get free tv shows from on Google Play

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I regularly post about free movies and music from Google Play, but have never posted about the revolving carousel of TV shows Google posts for free.  Google regularly posts free episodes of shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and so on, so if you check the Google Play store ...

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LG could be making the next Nexus phone

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The next Nexus phone faces a bit of a naming dilemma – where do they go after the Nexus 6? Can’t go Nexus 7 because that already exists, and any reduction in number would seem like a step back in generation. Whatever Google decide to call the next Nexus, a new report suggests that ...

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Glextor AppManager & Organizer Review

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Glextor AppManager & Organizer is the organizer you never knew you needed. Android has endless ways to customize your phone and allow you to have key app access quickly. With home screens, widgets, folders, and phone search you are a short tap away from you favorite tools. Glextor takes ...

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Grab the new Google Search v4.3 [APK download]

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The latest update to Google Search isn’t a major one, but is most likely preparing for their open sourced Google Now cards update which allows developers to put their own content into Google Now from their apps. Other changes we did notice included tweaks for media playback cards, a new ...

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Google Play adds age-based ratings to games, buckles down on reviewing apps

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On its Android Developers Blog, Google has chronicled two changes coming to the Play Store. The first of these changes is a global content rating system for apps and games. Starting today, developers will need to complete a content rating questionnaire of each of their apps and games in order ...

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Reminder: Google I/O 2015 registration is now open; closes on March 19

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Here’s a quick reminder to let you all know that registration has opened for Google I/O 2015. Beginning today (12PM EST) and running through 5PM (PDT) on March 19, you can sign up for a chance to attend the annual developer’s conference. As was the case last year, this is a ...

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All the Android 5.1 OTA download links

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Android 5.1 not hit your device yet? No worries, since below you’ll find all the download links to the OTA files in order to manually update your Android device. Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update links Nexus 6 Android 5.1 LMY47D from Android 5.0.1 LRX22C Nexus 5 Android 5.1 LMY47D from ...

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Google Now open API on its way

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Do you use Google Now?  Do you wish that your apps were Google Now aware?  Earlier this year Google announced a list of companies it partnered with to grow Google Now outside of core Google apps. The list of companies involved is huge but it is not inclusive. If you use Pandora or Lyft it’s... ...

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VPN featured found hidden in Android 5.1

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Pocketables‘ John Frent discovered a new system application called “Google Connectivity Services” when he looked around Android 5.1 on his Google Nexus 6. The app appears to be a VPN service that is in the works. To find it, go to Settings > Apps > All and scroll down to ...

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Reuters: Microsoft readying Cortana for Android

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As well as bundling their virtual assistant Cortana into Windows 10, the latest report is that it will also be offered as a standalone app for iOS and Android. Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, said: “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will ...

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Android 5.1 update brings full quad-core optimisation for Nexus 6

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Renowned Kernel developer Francisco Franco has shared on his Google+ page that after the Android 5.1 update the Nexus 6 is now running on all four cores engaged constantly. The result? No more stutter or lagging on the Nexus 6 thanks to what Franco describes below: 1 – thread moves from ...

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