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Apple: Android users love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple: Android users love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Tim Cook has said that Android users just "love" the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, citing that the last quarter saw the highest number of Android switchers over the last three launches.The comments made during the Q&A session of the Apple Q1 '15 earnings... >>

Google brings Android tablets with custom Google Play for Education to the UK

Google brings Android tablets with custom Google Play for Education to the UK

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Google unveiled its Google Play for Education program in 2013 at Google I/O, followed by an autumn launch at various K-12 schools in the US. The company has now expanded that very same program to schools in the UK.Schools that purchase Android tablets... >>

Adobe Lightroom photo-editing app finally comes to Android but won't work on tablets

Adobe Lightroom photo-editing app finally comes to Android but won't work on tablets

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Adobe launched a version of its Lightroom photo-editing software for the iPad last year, and now the company has brought it to Android phones.The new Lightroom for Android app will work on smartphones running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later but requires... >>

Which mobile platform to choose: Are all the apps you need available?

Which mobile platform to choose: Are all the apps you need available?

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When deciding upon which phone to purchase, it's not always about how many megapixels the phone's camera boasts or whether there is a Qualcomm processor inside. You likely care more about the mobile platform it's based upon and the types of apps available.Although... >>

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

Ex-Google engineers made a tablet that looks just like Microsoft's Surface but runs Android

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Three ex-Google senior engineers have joined forces to develop a new product that looks nearly identical to the Microsoft Surface and runs a modified version of Android. Why? Because they "couldn't stand the drawbacks of the tablets and laptops" on the... >>

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

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Electric child cars just got a billion times cooler.Do you remember how much you wanted a convertible Power Wheels in the 1990s? Well, imagine that car with an Android-powered infotainment system, Bluetooth-based remote control, and more. Oh and, instead... >>

Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year

Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year

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It's the end of an exciting year for tech and Google has unveiled its “best of” list for 2014, which includes Android apps and games.The list is quite similar to Apple’s “best of 2014” round-up that came out earlier this month, though instead... >>

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

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Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration.The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond integration... >>

Netflix notifications can come right through your Android Wear smartwatch

Netflix notifications can come right through your Android Wear smartwatch

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Netflix added social recommendations to its service back in September but only limited to its website, iOS, PS3 and Xbox – now it's arrived on Android including Android Wear.Now that the recommendations feature has been added to Android Wear it will... >>

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

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The smart thermostat from Nest just got a lot smarter, thanks to Google.Imagine feeling a little cold while sitting on your couch, but instead of getting up and turning up the heat or playing with temperature controls buried in a smartphone app, you could... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
4.0 stars

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

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There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being.Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Exclusive MSN apps for Windows Phone now available for iOS and Android

Exclusive MSN apps for Windows Phone now available for iOS and Android

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Microsoft runs a bunch of internet websites and services and apps under the MSN brand, and it is now attempting to make some of those MSN products cross-platform and mobile.The company has announced that it is "completing" a cross-platform vision by making... >>

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

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Should I buy a Nexus 6? That's the question a lot of people will be asking as they try to decide where to focus their smartphone attentions for the next year.We've been living with the Nexus 6 and will shortly be publishing out full review. There may... >>

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

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If you're waiting for Lollipop to arrive on your device, here's a really quick way to give your smartphone an Android 5.0 Lollipop makeover.Android 5.0 Lollipop is slowly making its way to smartphones the world over. If you're not the owner of a Nexus... >>

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner

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Nokia recently launched its N1 Android tablet, showing the world that the sale of its mobile arm to Microsoft wasn't to be its end. While it agreed not to make phones anymore it is still going to be on smartphones thanks to its own launcher, the Z Launcher.Nokia... >>

Nokia reveals Android iPad mini: Nokia N1 tablet looks gorgeous but familiar

Nokia reveals Android iPad mini: Nokia N1 tablet looks gorgeous but familiar

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Nokia has just revealed its N1 Android tablet with Intel 64-bit innards and a look very similar to the iPad mini.The Nokia N1 is a 7.9-inch tablet with the same zero-air-gap display that Nokia's phones were loved for. It's also a 4:3 ratio, just like... >>

10 reasons to ditch the Apple iPhone for Android

10 reasons to ditch the Apple iPhone for Android

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It's a controversial topic, like asking a football fan to change teams. But when you're team has more money than anyone else in the league and it's still not innovating or entertaining, is changing team all that bad?Apple hasn't really been innovating... >>

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

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LG has confirmed that the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be starting this week, making it the fastest manufacturer to offer the update. The rollout will start in Poland.It comes as quite a surprise, as we're yet to see the global rollout of updates... >>

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
4.5 stars

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

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The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it.It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... >>

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

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Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment.Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3 aspect... >>

Sky+ app upgrade allows you to fling photos to your TV

Sky+ app upgrade allows you to fling photos to your TV

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Sky has announced an update to its Sky+ app to work with Sky+ HD boxes. The latest software will enhance the service beyond a portal to TV and movies allowing you to make your TV smart using the app.The new Sky+ app update will allow users to fling images... >>

New Android Lollipop screens confirm Flappy Android Easter egg, 3 Nov release for Nexus 7 also tipped

New Android Lollipop screens confirm Flappy Android Easter egg, 3 Nov release for Nexus 7 also tipped

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It won't be long before Android 5.0 Lollipop starts to roll out, not just for Google's own new devices, on which it will be pre-installed, but for the existing Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, it has been revealed.In addition, a stack of new screengrabs... >>

This $250,000 Savelli Android phone makes Vertu look like pocket money

This $250,000 Savelli Android phone makes Vertu look like pocket money

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Got $250,000 to spare? Then you might want to consider buying a jewel-encrusted Android phone from Savelli.Savelli makes expensive phones with 18-carat gold casings encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, or emeralds. You can also add other luxury finishes... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop: Everything you need to know

Android 5.0 Lollipop: Everything you need to know

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Google has announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, making its debut on the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices.This latest iteration comes a year after Android KitKat was released. Initially announced at Google I/O, the Android L Developer Preview has been live for... >>

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 officially announced, debuts Android 5.0 Lollipop

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 officially announced, debuts Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Google has officially announced the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the latest in the line of pure Google devices. Announced without fanfare via a post on the company's blog, the new devices bring with them a new version of Android, known as Android 5.0 Lollipop.The... >>

What does Android L stand for? Lollipop or liquorice?

What does Android L stand for? Lollipop or liquorice?

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Google is getting ready to unleash its latest Android L operating system, but what in the heck does the L actually stand for?Although there have been many leaks and reports and likely even a lot of misinformation about the latest sweets-themed OS name,... >>

Larry Ellison retires as Oracle's CEO, will stay on as CTO

Larry Ellison retires as Oracle's CEO, will stay on as CTO

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Oracle's chief executive officer is retiring.Lawrence J. Ellison, more commonly known as Larry Ellison, has announced he will step down as head of the company he founded in 1977. He turned 70 last month, and Oracle revealed he will now take on a new post... >>

Google unveils Android One $105 smartphones in India

Google unveils Android One $105 smartphones in India

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Google has officially launched the Android One platform in India, looking to expand its reach with more affordable devices in emerging markets.Targeting India for the launch - which already has a huge smartphone user base - the phones will come from companies... >>

Vine and Evernote are among first Android apps for Chrome OS to land in Web Store

Vine and Evernote are among first Android apps for Chrome OS to land in Web Store

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The first Android apps for Chromebook are now available.Android apps like Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine have landed in the Chrome Web Store, essentially making your Chromebook more of an 'on-the-go' machine than you ever thought possible:... >>

HTC Nexus X tablet shown with 192-core Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

HTC Nexus X tablet shown with 192-core Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

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The new Nexus X tablet, made by HTC, has leaked showing its 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 innards.The tablets appeared on a CPU-Z report running the Tegra K1 Denver at 2.5GHz. The chip was previously rumoured to appear on HTC's Nexus tablet. This processor is... >>

Archos shows off several Android and Windows-based devices, ahead of IFA 2014

Archos shows off several Android and Windows-based devices, ahead of IFA 2014

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Archos has once again unveiled a cluster of new products all at once, including smartphones, tablets, and connected objects. All of these new gadgets will be on display at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month.Starting off with smartphones, Archos has introduced... >>

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

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Tesla is reportedly going to allow iPhone owners to use their device's fingerprint recognition Touch ID sensor as a key. This will mean unlocking and even starting the electric car remotely from the phone.The Tesla Model S already has an iPhone app which... >>

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

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Running out of battery on your smartphone is almost inevitable these days, which is why there are so many mobile charger options. But all of them take up room making carrying them awkward, until now with the TravelCard.Start-up company, Go Design has... >>

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

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Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children.According to report published by The Information on... >>

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

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A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone.The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child is... >>

HTC Zoe to launch this week as social-photo app for other Android devices

HTC Zoe to launch this week as social-photo app for other Android devices

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HTC plans to release a standalone beta of its Zoe camera software later this week for Android devices. Only it's going to be a bit more social.Recode has reported that HTC's most noteworthy apps will no longer be limited to HTC-made devices. The company... >>

Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

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Google has acquired yet another startup. This time it's grabbed a little-known app called Emu.Emu is described as "texting with a built-in assistant". You can use the app, which was supposedly created by "veterans of Siri, Apple, Google, TechCrunch, and... >>

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

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There's a new device available for pre-order that mounts to your car's dashboard and projects phone apps onto a display in front of your windscreen, so you can stay connected while keeping your eyes on the road. It's called Navdy.Navdy is 5.1-inch wide... >>

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

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Three has announced an app, Three inTouch, which allows its customers to make calls and send messages over Wi-Fi.Traditionally calling and text messaging has been restricted to the user's network connection only. For those that are in an area of poor... >>

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

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Now practically anyone can now grab the Google Now Launcher app and have immediate access to "OK Google" voice command functionality directly from their device's home screen.Google introduced a new home screen and app launcher when it debuted Android... >>

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

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Google is developing a Moto Maker-like experience for Nexus device cases, it's claimed.According to Android Police, Google is "exploring a tool" - presumabely a new page linked from the Google Play Store - that would allow you to order custom cases and... >>

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

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Square is quite popular in the US when it comes to mobile payments, though its success elsewhere has been limited because the company's Reader device hasn't been able to recognise chip cards. Until now.The Square Reader was the first product released... >>

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

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Skype for Android has updated to version 5.0, adding the ability to sync with your phone's address book.Skype said you must first download the update, and then in a few months, you should recieve a prompt to verify your phone number. The Skype for Android... >>

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

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Amazon is going to bring its video streaming service, Prime Instant Video, to Android devices at last. It's also announced it will begin streaming in 4K UHD.In an interview with Amazon Instant Video marketing director Russell Morris, PC Advisor was told... >>

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

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You no longer have to wait months for Apple's yet-to-be-released iPhone 6. All you have to do is go to China.Oh, China. It's often considered the Mecca of all things faux and forged. But manufacturers in the country have outdone themselves this time,... >>

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... >>

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 third... >>

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,... >>