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Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

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Google made the surprise move of releasing Android 7.0 Nougat to the Nexus masses on Monday, making this one of the earliest public updates in the Android programme.For those with Sony phones the question will always be when your update will arrive. While... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

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There are a lot of changes coming in Android 7.0 Nougat, which Google has confirmed will be rolling-out from 22 August.Here's a run down of some of the things to get excited about.1. Revamped quick settingsThe quick settings have been refreshed, giving... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

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Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it.Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... >>

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

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Google has released its new Duo app in the UK, giving FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other video-calling apps a run for their money.Duo, which was unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference in May 2016, is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies... >>

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

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Google has announced that its new FaceTime and Skype competitor, Duo, is available to download. With Duo, the aim is to make video calling as easy and reliable as possible. No complicated sign up procedure, no remembering usernames and no unintuitive... >>

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

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Google is going big on the Olympics. Not only is its coverage of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 hugely comprehensive and easy to navigate through Google Search, it's also running its own competition: welcome to the Doodle Fruit Games.This fruit fun is easy... >>

What is Google Play Family Library and how does it work?

What is Google Play Family Library and how does it work?

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Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook.Apple launched a Family Sharing plan for iTunes and the App Store about two years ago, and now Google is doing the same thing with a new plan option called Google Play Family Library. It basically lets up... >>

Latest Nexus phone app update protects you from spam calls, here's how it works

Latest Nexus phone app update protects you from spam calls, here's how it works

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Google has release an update to its Nexus phone app to include automatic protection against spam callers. The new phone app is available to Nexus and Android One device owners, and will help owners identify and block bothersome phone calls. Once the... >>

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

Google scrapped plans for own Oculus Rift VR headset

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Google reportedly had plans to take on Oculus, HTC and PlayStation with its own high-end virtual reality headset. However, it was scrapped with the company said to prefer to continue down the mobile VR route instead.Recode claims that Google is streamlining... >>

Google’s Family Library will let you share account with up to six others

Google’s Family Library will let you share account with up to six others

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You're about to save a tonne of money on Android apps, movies, and books.According to CNET, Google will announce a new family plan for Google Play Store. It'll work a lot like Apple's family-share program. Called Google Play Family Library, the plan... >>

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

Are these Google's upcoming Android Wear smartwatches?

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If you haven't heard already, Google is making two Android Wear smartwatches (possibly Nexus-branded), and now a leaked render has surfaced depicting what those upcoming smartwatches might look like and feature.Android Police, which published a bunch... >>

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

Google's making two Android Wear devices, possibly Nexus-branded

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It's about time!Google is building two Android Wear devices, according to Android Police, which has published many Google-related rumours lately based on details from "reliable" sources. These upcoming wearables aren't Samsung-made watches, nor are they... >>

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

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Google really wants you to use its Play Music service - especially Americans this Independence Day.In celebration of 4 July in the US, Google is offering US subscribers a four-month trial of Google Play Music at no cost. With this trial, they'll be able... >>

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

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Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.The... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally. The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code

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Coding isn't a very kid-friendly subject.It's painstaking, requires tonnes of memorisation, and usually results in a lot of time spent sitting in front of a computer. But it doesn't have to be that way - or at least that's what Google believes.The Mountain... >>

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

Is this what Android N's redesigned navigation keys will look like?

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Google will apparently switch up the look of Android's navigation keys, with the release of Android N later this summer, according to a new report that can't share its primary source.When you look at your Android device, you'll notice software keys that... >>

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

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Quadrupedal robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest dystopian creature in a video published to YouTube (unbeknownst to its parent company, Google, apparently).Boston Dynamics is the robotics company Google is currently trying to sell, and... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

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Over the years, high-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has been making strides to standardise its systems, with many of them now able to stream music through Apple Airplay, DLNA, Bluetooth and its own Beolink Multiroom technology.Now you can add Google Cast... >>

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

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If you're like us, you have a love-hate relationship with Chrome.Google's web browser is fast, secure, and loaded with powerful features - so, naturally, it's one of the most popular browsers today. However, it's becoming clear that it isn't exactly the... >>

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

Google wants to help symptom-searchers find the right diagnosis

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It's easy to search for medical advice on the internet and to come away from it thinking you're dying.If you have a headache or a weird rash or stomach pains, the first thing you'll likely do is search for your symptoms and their likely causes on Google,... >>

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

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Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important.You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your daughter... >>

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

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Apple might have a surprise in store for Android users next week.According to a report from MacDailyNews, which cited sources "familiar with the company's thinking", Apple plans to announce an iMessage app for Android at its annual Worldwide Developers... >>

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

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Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too. A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app.The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>