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6 days ago

Using content filtering in the Google Play Store

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Having the ability to restrict what sort of apps are displayed to you in the Google Play Store is important. While Google does have guidelines on what is and isn't allowed into the store, it isn't the same as being able to keep stuff you just don't want to see out of sight and mind.

Whether it's a personal choice or whether you just want to keep mature apps and games out of reach of your children, Google makes using it a simple process.

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6 days ago

Why you shouldn't delete the Google Voice app just yet

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If you want to use your Google Voice number for every call, keep the app installed for now

The times, they are a-changin'. Google Voice is slowly but surely being absorbed into Hangouts, and you can do basically everything you used to do in the Google Voice app inside Hangouts now instead. I say "basically" because there's one important function the Google Voice app still offers that Hangouts doesn't — the ability to make calls from your Google Voice number in the native phone dialer.

One of the best features of the Google Voice app today is that it lets you make calls through your phone's dialer, so that every time you make a call it will use the Google Voice number, not the number associated with your carrier. And with the way things work right now in the new Hangouts app, you lose this functionality completely if you uninstall the Google Voice app.

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6 days ago

Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

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The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data.

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6 days ago

Connectedly: Smartwatch Buyers Guide

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Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the right one for you.

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6 days ago

Spotify brings its 20 million songs to Amazon Fire TV

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Spotify is now available for US owners of Amazon's Fire TV set-top box, allowing them to access the popular streaming music service.

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6 days ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 15

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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6 days ago

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 stuffs a giant 1-inch sensor into an Android smartphone

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Panasonic did not fare well in the consumer smartphone segment with its Eluga line of devices, and now the Japanese manufacturer is trying something different with its latest offering, the Lumix CM1. Dubbed a "connected camera", the Lumix CM1 is an Android smartphone targeted at imaging enthusiasts and sports a protruding sensor similar to that of Samsung's camera-centric devices like the Galaxy K Zoom.

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6 days ago

Android One launches in India, expands to other nations this year

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Google announced the launch of the Android One platform in India today, with the first set of low-cost devices now available for purchase in the country. While India is the first country where users get to experience Android One, Google has announced that the program will be making its way to Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) by the end of the year, with more countries set to follow in 2015.

Along with an international expansion, Google is adding more manufacturers to the fray, which sees the likes of Acer, Alcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic and Xolo launching Android One smartphones in the near future. Google has also partnered with Qualcomm, highlighting the possibility of a Snapdragon-enabled Android One handset, which may even be the LTE-enabled Snapdragon 210, seeing as how Qualcomm is targeting the $100 segment with its latest SoC.

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6 days ago

Oppo teases N3 announcement next month in Singapore

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Oppo has shared an image on the company's Facebook page, which teases a possible N3 announcement in Singapore next month. The company is boasting that the upcoming announcement will be "One More Step" and "Designed For Life".

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6 days ago

Motorola is now selling products directly on its UK website

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Motorola has just announced the company will be allowing consumers in the UK to purchase its latest products directly through the online portal. Checking out the latest products on the website will be accompanied by means to actually checkout and have said items delivered. To kick everything off, the Moto G is the first product to be available on the new web store for £149 ($242).

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6 days ago

Google will allow users to download and watch YouTube videos offline in India

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Alongside the launch of Android One smartphones, Google announced that it will bring offline capabilities to YouTube users in India, which would allow users to save videos offline and watch them anywhere, without the need for a data connection.

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6 days ago

LG attempts to match pen with smartphone by launching the G3 Stylus

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LG has today announced the G3 Stylus, a new 3G-only smartphone with support for interactive pens, will be rolling out globally. The device itself was unveiled earlier this month at IFA in Berlin, boasting a massive display and stylus pen but available at more affordable price point. The company states the G3 Stylus will debut in Brazil later this week, followed by Latin America and Asia.

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6 days ago

Google officially announces Android One in India

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Google has officially launched the Android One platform in India. The initiative sees Google collaborating with Indian vendors Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice in providing an entry-level smartphone that offers a near-stock Android experience and a turnkey hardware solution. The tagline for Android One in India is "Apni Kismat Apne Haath", which translates to "Your fate in your hands."

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6 days ago

Android One smartphones to be priced at around Rs. 6,399 in India, Google mulls expansion to other countries

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Ahead of the launch of the Android One platform in India, Economic Times has managed to obtain the pricing information for the handsets, which is claimed to be in the vicinity of Rs. 6,399 (or around $104). The pricing is slightly above the sub-$100 figure Google was targeting in the country.

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1 week ago

Com1 takes to Indiegogo crowdfunding to launch metal-clad Android Wear smartwatch

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Com1 is looking to launch its new square-faced, metal-clad Android Wear watch, and the company is looking towards consumers to help fund the project. Launching on Indiegogo, pricing right now starts at $125 and goes up to $170 depending on if you want an aluminum or stainless steel housing as well as watch strap configurations.

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