Roku Streaming Stick: Roku takes on Chromecast

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The Roku Streaming Stick, a concept announced back in 2012, is finally seeing the light of day. Wanting to make internet and content streaming even easier to use than ever before, Roku has unveiled its HMDI stick. As big as standard USB flash drive, it does everything a Roku box can. The Roku ...

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Nexus 5 Camera CPU bug fix coming soon

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If you’re a Nexus 5 owner then you’ll know about the bug which causes the phone’s CPU to be maxed out when using the camera, resulting in high battery drain. According to a post by Google on the company’s issues tracker, it seems Google have isolated the issue and will ...

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Popular Google URL Shortener released on Android [App of the day]

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When posting on social networks, sometimes you need to watch your character count per post. And in the past, Google has been there to provide a decent solution, goo.gl. Up until now, it has only been available by navigating to the site. Well, the Android app is finally here, and it does just ...

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Project Ara modular phone size and costings revealed [VIDEO]

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It’s no secret that Google is working on a modular phone which they are calling Project Ara, and attention has turned to establishing details about just how it will work. Google has scheduled a developer conference on April 15-16th in Mountain View, California to discuss the alpha version ...

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Bay Area residents can score a Chromecast for as low as $13.33

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If you find yourself living in the San Francisco area saying, “boy, I could really go for a new Chromecast this weekend”, we’ve got a deal for you. Head over to Google’s Shopping Express website and add one to your cart. Google will shave some money off the order if this ...

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Google VP chats Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, Whatsapp, and more

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Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai recently sat down with French website Frandroid where he discussed a number of Android-related topics. Among other things, Pichai touched on the relationship between Samsung and the Android team, Whatsapp, and, of course, future smartphones. On ...

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Google+ updated with new photo editing and management features

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Google is currently rolling out a major update to its Android Google+ app which brings some nice features to the photo sharing and management. The update also brings the usual bug fixes and speed optimisations, but the big story here is the added functionality users now get to their photos ...

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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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Have a Nexus or GPE device? Download the Google Now Launcher OFFICIALLY from Google Play

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When the Nexus 5 was announced the launcher looked a bit different from what people are used to seeing on a stock Android device.We’re used to seeing the same launcher on basically every Nexus device, so it was a bit of a shocker when Google unveiled the new look.It was running the Google ...

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Google will begin teaching you how to build your own smartphone

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In a series of three conferences, Google plan to show developers what they’ll be able to do with the company’s modular phone that they have been working on. The initiative is part of Google’s Ara Developers’ Conference and will run this April. The first conference will ...

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Create your own Flappy Bird-style game with Code.org

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We’ve already told you how to get Flappy Bird on your Android device now that it’s gone, but why not just create your own “flappy” game? Today Code.org, a non-profit organization that aims to get more students interested in computer science, crossed two milestones, ...

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Google Play edition devices might not be a big seller [Guest Blog]

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The smartphone market has completely revolutionized the mobile phone phenomena. These days it is understood that throughout the year we are going to have regular updates, new models, new technology – the cycle goes on and on. Android has been at the forefront of the drastic hyper activity that ...

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Get Started with Nova Launcher for Android

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With all the launchers that are available in the Google Play Store, it can often be a daunting task trying to decipher the differences between them all, when really all you want to do is cover up that ugly TouchWiz skin. Here we take a look at one of the offerings called Nova Launcher and... ...

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SlickLogin acquired by Google for sound-based authentication

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Security is always a topic of hot discussion, and more so with a company like Google who host a lot of your information under one roof when it comes to Google+ and Gmail. It’s also of no secret that passwords are not secure, despite popular belief – every password can be ...

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Muzei Live Wallpaper: The best live wallpaper we’ve ever used

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Dashclock Widget creator Roman Nurik is back with a beautiful live wallpaper for your Android phone. The appropriately named Muzei (or “museum” in Russian) sets a piece of art or custom photo as your phone wallpaper, rotating every night. The default setting adds a slight blur ...

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