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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, you're... >>

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 Store... >>

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. Razer's... >>

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 out... >>

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... >>

Google’s Quantum Paper is creating the new unified Android OS coming next

Google’s Quantum Paper is creating the new unified Android OS coming next

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Google I/O is just around the corner due to start on 25 June and already its new Android OS is starting to leak. Quantum Paper is the new unified design approach which aims to bring designs together.The next Android OS will go by a name befitting the... >>

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

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Meal times can often turn into a refuelling mission for the family while everyone focuses on their gadgets and not each other. The DinnerTime app was built to fix that issue and help families spend more time together by allowing parent's to lock their... >>

Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

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Google might soon put that Bump app it bought to use finally, with a new feature called Nearby, it's claimed.Android Police has reported that Nearby will soon roll out to Android device owners in an upcoming Google Play Services update. Nearby will allegedly... >>

Aereo for Android adds Chromecast support in US, bringing live TV to Google's dongle

Aereo for Android adds Chromecast support in US, bringing live TV to Google's dongle

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You can now use Chromecast to watch live broadcast television. No standard cable subscription or set-top box required. You just need Aereo.Aereo, which is limited to consumers in the US, announced in April that it would be Google Cast Ready on 29 May.... >>

What's new in the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update?

What's new in the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update?

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Google has started to push an over the air update to Android that is a minor patch but offers a couple of user interface tweaks.It has reportedly started to hit Google Nexus 5 devices, as well as phones that feature a raw Android 4.4 experience, including... >>

Cat has launched the world’s first globally available rugged KitKat toughphone, the B15Q

Cat has launched the world’s first globally available rugged KitKat toughphone, the B15Q

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Cat, better known for making diggers, has unveiled its latest B15Q tough phone as the world's first globally available rugged KitKat smartphone.The Cat B15Q is a seriously tough phone made for pretty much any situation. Before having a really strong phone... >>

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

Spotify urges Android users to upgrade app after security breach

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A security breach at Spotify has prompted the music streaming company to warn its Android app users. It will be gradually informing them to upgrade to a new version of the application after a hacker managed to access data.The unauthorised access was... >>

Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to fix the iMessage bug

Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to fix the iMessage bug

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Apple is being sued by former iPhone user Adrienne Moore who has switched to a Samsung Android phone and has since suffered from the dreaded iMessage bug that prevents her new phone from receiving text messages sent from friends.The bug has been known... >>

Titanfall Companion App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone out now

Titanfall Companion App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone out now

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The Titanfall Companion app is here on multiple platforms to help enhance the already awesome gaming experience.The app can offer gameplay tips while also giving deeper information about the Titanfall world. A clever idea for a game that is otherwise... >>

Watch Columbia University's Cider project run iOS apps on Android

Watch Columbia University's Cider project run iOS apps on Android

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Columbia University has created something that's great for Android device owners but a nightmare for Apple.Most iPhone and iPad apps are available for Android devices. But there are a few stragglers whose bias developers have yet to launch an Android... >>

Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

Twitter unveils Mute feature: Here's how to hide chatty users from your timeline

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If you're an active user on Twitter, you probably follow at least a few people who annoyingly tweet about 500 times daily. Now you can silence them - with a new account feature called Mute.Twitter has introduced Mute as a way to give you "even more control... >>

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

Archos ArcBook 10.1-inch Android netbook to launch in June for $170

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France-based Archos has unveiled a new Android netbook called the Archos ArcBook. It's essentially a touchscreen tablet with a keyboard and trackpad as well as a very wallet-friendly price tag.The ArcBook features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with... >>

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

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Qualcomm has shown off three stand-out apps to Pocket-lint. These apps are unique because they use a new augmented-reality technology called Vuforia.Vuforia has actually been around for a couple of years. In fact, there are more than 95,000 registered... >>

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

Connect SDK flings content from mobiles to multiple TV platforms easily

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LG has announced the development of its Connect SDK. This will allow developers to add simple code to their apps so users can fling video, photos and more from their mobiles straight to TV.The potential for this platform is huge as it will allow iOS... >>

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

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Google Maps for Android and iOS has updated with a number of features including offline support for a specific area.Starting with offline support, Google said the updated Google Maps app will now let you search an area, tap a place, then select “Save... >>

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

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Google Now on Android devices will now give you a little nudge whenever you walk by a place that sells something you've previously inquired about online.Google Now has updated a lot recently. It can now remember where you parked your car, for instance,... >>

KitKat gaining Android ground but most still prefer the taste of Jelly Beans

KitKat gaining Android ground but most still prefer the taste of Jelly Beans

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Android 4.4 KitKat has gained market share in April, now being installed on 8.5 per cent of Android devices globally. However, it has a long way to go in the operating system domination stakes as former releases of Jelly Bean (4.1 - 4.3) are still installed... >>

May the Fourth be with you: Google Play Store launches Star Wars Day sale

May the Fourth be with you: Google Play Store launches Star Wars Day sale

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Google has begun advertising a Google Play Store sale called May The Fourth Be With You in honour of Star Wars Day.Star Wars Day is an unofficial holiday on 4 May. It celebrates the Star Wars space opera saga and franchise created by George Lucas. Fans... >>

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

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Google has updated its Search to remember where you parked your car. There's will be a new card added in Google Now which will immediately show users where their wheels are parked.Version 3.4 of the Google Search APK has been opened up by Android Police... >>

Android Silver premium mobiles likely to replace Google Nexus phones

Android Silver premium mobiles likely to replace Google Nexus phones

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The rumour mill has been at full blast when it comes to Google's plans to replace Nexus with Android Silver.The plan, apparently confirmed by sources of The Information, is to get rid of the Nexus brand and replace it with high-end Android Silver phones... >>

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best?

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best?

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We've written a lot about the trio of the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. From reviews to comparisons to detailed breakdowns of what the software changes are.But the over-riding question is which is the best? Where should the smart... >>

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

Popcorn Time, the free Netflix for movie and TV torrents, is coming to Android

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Popcorn Time, the movie and TV streaming website that uses torrents, is coming to Android in the next few days.The legally questionable streaming site was shut down a while back but is now up and running under new management: Get-Popcorn. Not only is... >>

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available on Google Play for Android too

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available on Google Play for Android too

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Attention Android RPG fans: Baldur's Gate has come to Android.First published in 1998 and developed by BioWare, Baldur's Gate is a Dungeons and Dragons-style role-playing game for Mac and PC. And now it's available for Android as Baldur's Gate: Enhanced... >>

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

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Possibly a little late to the game, though never too late, Facebook's apps have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed one thing about this new feature: it's optional."Nearby... >>

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

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Flickr 3.0 is here. And it brings an overhauled experience to the Flickr photo app for iOS and Android.Apart from the obvious visual changes, Flickr has introduced some fancy features including Instagram-like editing options for photos and videos. You... >>

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

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The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars.Samsung and Sony both offer background... >>

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

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LG's next flagship will be a golden-hued smartphone, it's claimed.All the best smartphones at the moment - including the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5, and HTC One - are available in some short of gold shade. And it appears LG also wants to embrace this flashy... >>

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

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Google has launched a camera app in the Google Play Store. It's called Google Camera."Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just... >>