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Apple Reuse and Recycling Program now allows for Android smartphone trade-in too

Apple Reuse and Recycling Program now allows for Android smartphone trade-in too

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Apple has announced that its Reuse and Recycling trade-in program will now extend to other makes of smartphones too, like Android.Until now Apple has limited its Reuse and Recycling Program to its own hardware. Now it will give a store credit value for... >>

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

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What happens when a former Apple and HP product designer creates a smartwatch from scratch? Olio.Smartwatches are now coming thick and fast with Android Wear in many forms and the Apple Watch ready to hit wrists the world over. But the Olio is different,... >>

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

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The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can hope to compare to the genius of the show.The Better Call Saul app is free on the Amazon Appstore.... >>

Microsoft teams up with Samsung and more partners to preinstall its apps on Android devices

Microsoft teams up with Samsung and more partners to preinstall its apps on Android devices

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Microsoft has announced a bunch of new partnerships that will see Android devices loaded up with Microsoft goods.As part of Microsoft's post-Steve Ballmer transition, the company has been re-engineering many of its flagship products to be more modern,... >>

Apple trade-in programme might open to Android devices, hoping to attract customers

Apple trade-in programme might open to Android devices, hoping to attract customers

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Apple is about to unveil an expansion of the iPhone recycling and trade-in programme so that it includes non-Apple smartphones, it's claimed.According to 9to5Mac, Apple wants to boost iPhone sales in its stores, and one way the company plans to do that... >>

Android fans will freak, we've managed to get all 124 MWC pin badges and here they are

Android fans will freak, we've managed to get all 124 MWC pin badges and here they are

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Whether you are an Android fan, a collector, or merely intrigued, the Mobile World Congress Android pins are back and are sending attendees at the trade show in Barcelona into a giddy frenzy.As Google famously did in 2011, the company has released collectable pin... >>

Hyundai launches Android Wear app for controlling its cars, with Apple Watch app coming soon

Hyundai launches Android Wear app for controlling its cars, with Apple Watch app coming soon

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If you own a Hyundai car and an Android Wear watch, you just got some new functionality between the two, such as being able to remotely control your car.The Android Wear version of Hyundai's Blue Link app has just landed on Google Play, giving drivers... >>

Google wants to be the next BlackBerry

Google wants to be the next BlackBerry

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Google is starting to push companies and their employees to use Android smartphones while at work - a place that is overwhelming dominated by iPhone and BlackBerry users.Android is often widely panned as not being secure enough, but Google's Android OEM... >>

iA Writer text editor finally launches for Android, and it didn't pain the developer too much

iA Writer text editor finally launches for Android, and it didn't pain the developer too much

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Popular - and very minimal - text-editing app iA Writer is now available for Android devices.iA Writer has been available to iOS and OS X users since 2010 and hasn't come to any other platform until now. The Android version, which is optimised for both... >>

HTC One M7 gets a sweet taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop

HTC One M7 gets a sweet taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop

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The HTC One (M7) has just been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, bringing the first metal One up to date.Although HTC missed the 90-day self-imposed timeframe for Lollipop updates on the HTC One M8 (in some territories) it looks like the M7 isn't that... >>

10 Android apps you shouldn't use if you want your battery to last

10 Android apps you shouldn't use if you want your battery to last

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If you want your Android device to perform at optimum level, you better think twice about installing some of the most popular apps available.Social media apps, followed by games and shopping apps, apparently take their toll on mobile devices, putting... >>

Kazam plans MWC takeover: Brit-designed Windows and Android phones join budget Windows tablets

Kazam plans MWC takeover: Brit-designed Windows and Android phones join budget Windows tablets

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Kazam, the British gadget manufacturer, first appeared in November 2013 with a shotgun blast of handsets fired out all at once. It appears to still have plenty of ammunition left with a host of new smartphones and tablets announced ahead of MWC 2015 next... >>

Apple Watch taking too long? Android Wear for iPhone is now a thing

Apple Watch taking too long? Android Wear for iPhone is now a thing

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For many Apple iPhone users the coming Apple Watch probably feels like it's been just out of reach for a while. If that wait, or the thought of how much the Watch will cost, is too much there is hope in Android Wear.Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh, who's... >>

Kill switches on smartphones shown to cut theft, here's how to check yours is on

Kill switches on smartphones shown to cut theft, here's how to check yours is on

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The introduction of kill switches in mobiles as an anti-theft device has resulted in thefts dropping as it appears to be working.Internationally the kill switch deterrent appears to be working with London reporting a 50 per cent drop in iPhone thefts,... >>

Screenpop is a new Android app that sends photo messages to your lock screen

Screenpop is a new Android app that sends photo messages to your lock screen

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We're not sure if this new photo-sharing app is a good idea, but it's certainly unique.There's a new Android app available from the team behind Locket. It's called Screenpop, and like Locket, it's all about your lock screen. The idea is that your friends... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop tips and tricks: Get to grips with a new Android

Android 5.0 Lollipop tips and tricks: Get to grips with a new Android

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Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a range of changes to Google's OS. Available initially on the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, but now rolling out to a wider collection of devices, there's plenty of new features to get to grips with.If you're feeling a little lost, or... >>

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

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It looks like Apple will do something with the Beats Music streaming service is bought last year. The company decided to build a new streaming service, with features, functionality, and technology pulled from Beats Music, it's claimed.9to5Mac has reported... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet?

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Google launched Android 5.0 Lollipop in November 2014, making its debut on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. At the same time, the code is then released to manufacturers, and the process of updating existing Android devices beings.We've already published... >>

HTC and Android 5.0: How well has Lollipop been integrated?

HTC and Android 5.0: How well has Lollipop been integrated?

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With every iteration of Android, we're moving closer to platform perfection. That might sound like an opinion served with a healthy dollop of bias, but consider this: in 2009 we'd have baulked at native Android Eclair, but HTC made that palatable with... >>

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... >>