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5 days ago

Will fingerprint security be worth using on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge?

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Samsung's new fingerprint tech is only really new to the platform, so there's some things you should know.

One of the best bits of news to come from Samsung announcing the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge was the new fingerprint sensor. The days of swiping your finger across the pad and hoping things worked out are gone, and in its place we find a single press scanner that promises to be both easier to use and generally more secure. This new tech raises some interesting questions, and our forums have had a lot to say about what is expected with this new tech. Whenever we get to talking about security here at Android Central, we have to make it clear that there's an ocean of difference between totally secure and relatively secure.

While Android 5.0 and the new Galaxy S6 tech work together to make you a great deal more secure, we're still basically talking about being relatively secure, and a lot of that has to do with how you choose to use your phone.

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5 days ago

We have your first look at Tivo's massive, amazing Android update

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Tivo for Android

The folks at Tivo are making software a priority, which is great for everyone.

As a longtime Tivo user, the experience had with the Android app to date has been just shy of absolutely miserable. The first release was little more than an iOS port that didn't scale correctly when using larger screens or devices with higher than what was considered normal resolutions at the time, and when the app did finally improve enough that it was usable on all devices the UI was outdated and sluggish. It didn't matter what device you used the Tivo app on, scrolling through the Guide with a finger flick was inviting pain.

That was then. This is now. This is the new Tivo for Android.

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5 days ago

How to use multiple accounts on your Chromebook

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Multi accounts on Chromebook

The little slogan for a Google Account is 'One Account, All of Google', but sometimes one account isn't enough to get you by.

Some of us need personal accounts, joint accounts, professional accounts, work-controlled accounts... really, it's enough to make your head spin. And while Chrome OS using your Google Account login is blissfully simple, it leaves many users confused as to how they use all of their Google Accounts on one machine, preferably at the same time.

Well, let's clear some things up: you can absolutely log into more than one Google Account at a time. Here's how.

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5 days ago

Messenger Platform lets developers hook their apps into Facebook Messenger

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Facebook has announced Messenger Platform for developers at their F8 developers conference. The platform allows developers to tie their apps into Facebook Messenger.

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5 days ago

Google I/O 2015 rejection emails are going out

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Alas, the Google I/O invite selection process can seem a cruel and uncaring beast. The insane demand for I/O tickets, combined with the random lottery for successful applicants, means that not everyone who wants a ticket will be able to go. A few days ago emails started going out to the lucky few who were invited to purchase a ticket, and today Google's contacting the rest of us to let us know we've been unsuccessful.

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5 days ago

Facebook wants to dramatically simplify the process of sharing to Facebook

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At today's Facebook F8 developers conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled that they're working to make sharing to their network simpler and better.

The new "share sheets" that Facebook is working on will unify sharing across the primary Facebook apps, including Facebook Groups and Messenger. The idea is to bring "the best sharing experience" to all of Facebook's apps instead of having multiple experiences to deal with varying experiences.

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5 days ago

A Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile will come with a free year of Netflix

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Samsung's always thrown in a bunch of free apps and subscriptions with their phones, but T-Mobile's throwing in some freebies of their own.

If you were planning on getting a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge from T-Mobile, it'll come with a year's worth of Netflix.

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5 days ago

Kyocera to fund long-distance phone calls for military with new 'Take Back' recycling program

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Kyocera's new phone recycling program, 'Take Back', will take old phones and turn them into long-distance calling time for deployed soldiers.

A new partnership between Kyocera and SecondWave Recycling will turn your old cellphone into paid calling time for deployed soldiers. Kyocera's 'Take Back' recycling program will accept phones in any condition, working or not. For every four phones recycled, Kycoera will donate $1 to Cell Phones for Soldiers, who provides free long-distance calling cards for soldiers.

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5 days ago

UltraTuner brings precision musical tuning to your Android phone

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The popular UltraTune app has arrived for Android, bringing ultra-precise musical tuning right to your phone.

UltraTune will allow precision tuning for your musical instruments right from your Android device. After having some great success with it's app on iOS, IK Multimedia is now bringing easy tuning to Android device. Knowing that accuracy is the most important part of tuning, UltraTuner boasts that they are able to deliver accuracy of +/- 1/100 of a cent, which is 10 times more accurate than a conventional mechanical strobe tuner.

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5 days ago

BT returns to the mobile phone market with new 4G LTE plans

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After a decade has passed since the company was involved in the mobile phone market, BT today announced new 4G LTE plans for the UK.

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5 days ago

Best Buy 4-day sale cuts Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pricing by at least $100

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The latest four-day sale from Best Buy includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, dropping the price by at least $100 depending on carrier.

Best Buy is offering a sale on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 through March 29, which brings a cost savings of at least $100 to the device on contract. AT&T and Sprint models are discounted by $100, dropping the price to $199 on contract. The Verizon model is discounted by $200, making it only $99 on contract.

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5 days ago

HTC sends out April invites for 'More than One' event in Beijing

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Rumors of a more powerful variant of the HTC One M9, dubbed the HTC One M9+ for China have today been backed up by an official press invitation to a Beijing event in April.

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5 days ago

TomTom re-launches its mobile navigation experience for Android

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TomTom today announced the re-launch of its mobile experience for Android hardware. TomTom GO Mobile offers the company's premium navigation functionality.

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5 days ago

Join us at the Big Android Meat & Greet!

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Developers and enthusiasts alike will soon descend upon Alexandra, Va for a day of Android and delicious food, so naturally we'll be there.

The folks behind the Big Android BBQ have been working hard to expand their unique combination of social event and technical conference to the left and right coasts of the US. These events, dubbed Big Android Meat & Greets, exist as a small sample of the huge event that happens in Texas every year, but are significantly easier for some folks to get to. This year is the first East Coast event, and since it's happening in Jerry and Russell's backyard you can rest assured we'll be there to experience both the educational and entertainment aspects of the celebration.

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5 days ago

Leaked image of alleged HTC One E9 reveals glossy back

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HTC is once again set to offer a flagship-level smartphone with a plastic chassis.

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