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Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

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Monument Valley diehards can now purchase a Totem collectors' toy online, and it'll be carved from wood and hand-painted by a graphic designer and illustrator living in New York City. Andreas Ekberg, the artist who sells Totem on Etsy, said his version... >>

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

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The old factory reset option in Android phones appears to be less secure than it appears. A software company has shown just how insecure this method is after recovering information from phones it bought second-hand on eBay. The study was carried out by... >>

Hands-on: Pressy, the almighty physical Android button review

Hands-on: Pressy, the almighty physical Android button review

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Although there are a tonne of crowdfunded projects in the world, there aren't many that have earned five times more than expected. Pressy the Almighty Android Button is one such project. It launched on Kickstarter last summer and raised $695,138 from... >>

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

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Android Silver is thought to be Google's new version of its Google Play edition handsets. While it's still a rumour it's looking more likely as Google Play edition handsets start to vanish from the Play Store. Google Play Edition handsets are made by... >>

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live teardowns reveal what makes Android Wear tick

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live teardowns reveal what makes Android Wear tick

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The first Android Wear watches are beginning to ship, and that means people are now getting a good look at what these wrist-worn gadgets boast. As part of a twinned teardown of sorts, iFixit, which is known for regularly taking apart new tech devices,... >>

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

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Imagine you're traveling but your smartphone is about to run out of battery. You're probably panicking because you still need to access maps, texts, emails, or whatever else in order to get from point A to point B as well as contact loved ones. Well,... >>

How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

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Do you want a better way to convey your emotions online but can't formulate the perfect response? Simply make and send an animated GIF instead. It's not at all difficult: all you need is a camera-equipped smartphone and an app. GIFs are everywhere. On... >>

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

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Developers are beginning to announce useful and handy apps for wearables now that Android Wear watches are starting to hit the market, and the ViewRanger mapping and navigation app stands out from most of them. Google's new section on the Google Play... >>

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

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Google has finally made it easy for people to find, download, use apps for its new Android Wear operating system. The company has simultaneously updated all Android devices to Google Play Services 5.0 and launched an Apps for Android Wear section on the... >>

Android L, with Project Volta, should add at least 36 per cent more battery to your device

Android L, with Project Volta, should add at least 36 per cent more battery to your device

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With every release of Android Google likes to focus on fixing a certain issue and in Android L it's battery life. Recent testing, by ArsTechnica, of the Android L beta has revealed that Google has had a massive success. The test used the same mobile device... >>

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

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Microsoft is working on a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablets. The company's productivity suite has been available for Android smartphones as a free download since last year, but Android tablet users have been forced... >>

Android site shows off unreleased Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 - teasing launch?

Android site shows off unreleased Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 - teasing launch?

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Google's Android website currently has some new imagery that seems to tease a yet-to-be-released device: the Google Play Edition of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship. The Galaxy S5 released in April, and many Nexus devotees have been waiting for their Google... >>

Google Fit announced as Android version of iOS 8 HealthKit, Nike and Adidas onboard

Google Fit announced as Android version of iOS 8 HealthKit, Nike and Adidas onboard

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Google has announced in detail its Google Fit platform. The fitness hub means that multiple data inputs, from smartwatches to heart rate monitors, can be processed all within Android. This should make tracking fitness data all in one place a far easier... >>

Razer Android TV micro-console launching this autumn

Razer Android TV micro-console launching this autumn

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Google has just announced its Android TV platform, and already the console announcements are starting to appear with Razer leading the pack. The new Android TV platform will allow users to play Android games on the big screen at home using a controller. ... >>

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

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Google has confirmed that it will soon allow Chromebook users run Android apps on the desktop operating system, blurring the lines of what Chrome OS and Android is. Google demoed Evernote, Vine, and Flipboard Android apps working on a Chromebook Pixel... >>

Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

Android L Developer Preview ushers in new Material Design for Android

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Google has announced that the next version of Android, currently codenamed the Android L Developer preview, that will drastically change the way Android looks and reacts to interaction.  At the heart of the new design is something that Google is calling... >>

Android One announced by Google for smartphone uptake in less developed countries

Android One announced by Google for smartphone uptake in less developed countries

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Google has unveiled its new Android One initiative, aiming to bring smartphones to less developed countries. Google will qualify vendors so OEMs can build handsets more easily. This will mean quality handsets that are essentially Google endorsed. Software... >>

Google I/O 2014 keynote livestream, watch the launch of Android 5.0 right here

Google I/O 2014 keynote livestream, watch the launch of Android 5.0 right here

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Google will kick off its 2014 Google I/O developers conference today at 5pm UK time (9am PDT, 12pm EDT) and we've got the livestream right here so you don't have to leave your favourite gadget site to watch it live. We expect the company to rattle through... >>

Will Android Lollipop be announced at Google I/O? Or will it be one of these alternatives?

Will Android Lollipop be announced at Google I/O? Or will it be one of these alternatives?

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Google I/O, the company's developer conference, kicks off today, 25 June, and it is widely expected that senior vice president Sundar Pichai will at the very least offer up a preview of the next build of Android (possibly Android 5.0). Added to that speculation... >>

Lollipop, anyone? Google will show off the next 'L' version of Android today

Lollipop, anyone? Google will show off the next 'L' version of Android today

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Google's I/O developer conference kicks off tomorrow, and the web giant has a few surprises up its sleeve, including a preview of the next version of Android. As part of a profile for Bloomberg Businessweek, Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google... >>

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

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The mighty Google has sent out the invites and is about ready to kick off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, this week. The event will start on 25 June and feature plenty of announcements. From what we know so far, rumours and what we've been... >>

Search any tune and Google will let you listen instantly on Android

Search any tune and Google will let you listen instantly on Android

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Google would like you to use its search engine for everything. Even if that means searching for a song and then listening to it through a rival music-streaming service such as Spotify. The Mountain View-based company has announced a new feature for Android... >>

Nokia teases announcement for Tuesday 24 June

Nokia teases announcement for Tuesday 24 June

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The Nokia Conversations website has just uploaded a teaser image and countdown timer that should result in an announcement this Tuesday. The only thing other than the date that's given away is the "Green with envy" line and one saying "Summer brings... >>

Yo, the new messaging app that makes Tweets look like you've written a novel

Yo, the new messaging app that makes Tweets look like you've written a novel

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Yo. There's a new app called Yo. And it only lets you send friends a single automated message: "Yo". We're not sure if Yo is inspired by Jesse Pinkman from the hit show Breaking Bad...or if it is simply a twist on Facebook's poking feature. Either way,... >>

Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs

Clipp app is like Uber for bar tabs

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Clipp is a new app that's being hailed as the "Uber for bar tabs". Yes, hailed. Clipp allows pub goers to put a tab on the app, which they can limit from their phone, negating the need to leave a card behind the bar. It also means when it comes to settle... >>