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Google makes it easier than ever to find Android Pay promotions

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Google has started listing all Android Pay promotions in a single page, making it easier to track all the deals you'll be eligible for should you sign up for the contactless payments service.

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Chrome OS developer channel 53 brings the Play Store to the ASUS Chromebook Flip

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The ASUS Chromebook Flip has picked up developer channel 53, bringing the Play Store to the device. Google said as much a month ago when it stated that Android apps would be coming to Chrome OS, and with the update now live for the Chromebook Flip, we're starting to see the first instance of full-fledged Android apps and games making their way to Chromebooks.

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1 week ago

Moto G4 and G4 Plus — what's the difference?

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Big differences, small prices.

When Lenovo unveiled its latest Moto G products in mid-May, we were surprised to see the company release two variants of the fourth generation smartphone, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (along with a smaller, lower-cost Moto G Play that we haven't seen yet). Aimed at different markets and price points, the two devices are identical in all but three ways, but those differences are significant.

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Verizon updates Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ with June security patch

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Google's Android Security Rewards program has paid out more than $550,000 so far

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Google has released an overview of its Android Security Rewards program, which has just wrapped up its first year.

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1 week ago

ZUS USB-C cable review: A decent right-angle cable that should've gone further

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There are lots of USB-C cables on the market. This one is a little bit different.

With more Type-C Android phones being released all the time, a lot of folks will be stocking up on spare cables. This last month, ZUS has been making a lot of noise about a new unique series of cables, with a successful Indiegogo having concluded on Monday. Their cable is reinforced and protected with Kevlar, but that's not the only thing that made it stand out to me.

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1 week ago

Bluetooth 5 will double the speed, quadruple the range of its predecessor

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have announced the details of Bluetooth 5. The next version of the wireless hardware standard will have double the speeds and four times the range of Bluetooth 4,

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1 week ago

We have an HTC 10 for one lucky Android Central reader! Enter now!

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The HTC 10 is unquestionably HTC's best phone ever. It's also a great Android phone in its own right, with an attractive metal unibody, top-notch audio credentials, fast and uncluttered software, speedy fingerprint security and a camera capable of taking great photos. We happen to have one here, and it's just itching to find a new home, so we're passing it on to one of you in this contest! Awesome! Scroll on down and get yourself entered!

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1 week ago

Google Photos now lets you start a slideshow from any album

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Google Photos users can now start a slideshow from any album.

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1 week ago

Domino's ditches T-Mobile Tuesdays after getting hit with too many free pizza orders

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Domino's has decided to "indefinitely" postpone any future participation in the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program after getting hit with way too many free pizza orders earlier this week from customers of the wireless carrier.

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1 week ago

Dive back into the EAC with our Finding Dory theme

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Pixar is diving back into the world of Finding Nemo with a new film about everyone's favorite absent-minded Royal Blue Tang, Dory. She has short-term memory loss, which obviously presents a lot of challenges to her everyday life. And while fish can't use smartphones, I think we have a Finding Dory theme that would be perfect for her situation. As someone who forgets a lot of things, Google Keep is my friend, and I know it'd be Dory's friend too.

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1 week ago

TED app gets complete design overhaul and more in latest update

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Checking out the latest and best TED Talks on your Android phone should be a nicer experience thanks to the app's latest update.

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1 week ago

BlackBerry offers $100 off the Priv for Father's Day

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BlackBerry is currently holding a Father's Day sale on the Priv, offering $100 off the Android-powered smartphone. From now through June 20, you can get the Priv for $549, or $749 CAD when you buy through ShopBlackBerry in the U.S. and Canada.

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1 week ago

Replace your landline with this $35 Google Voice adapter and make free calls

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This Google Voice adapter will allow you to ditch your landline and its cost, without losing the functionality. Right now, you can save $15 on the purchase, dropping the adapter from ObiHai down to just $35. Getting set up with it is quite simple: all you need to do is purchase the adapter and walk through the setup process at OBiTALK.com.

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10 Chrome extensions you didn't know existed but should be using

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10 Chrome extensions you didn't know existed but should be using

What are the best Chrome extensions I should be using?

The amount of time most people spend browsing the internet continues to rise each year, and Google's Chrome browser attempts to be the most comfortable and versatile browser out there. To aid in its quest, Google allows for developers to market small software extensions that modify and (in most cases) ameliorate your browsing experience. Here are 10 Chrome extensions you didn't know about but should be using.

Dark Reader

Dark Reader

Chrome's natural white background can become tiresome after a few hours of viewing — Dark Reader has the answer. It changes blinding, bright pages into high contrast, dark-themed pages that are easy on the eyes. You can adjust the filters and font settings and add certain webpages to an ignore list in the case of complete incompatibility.

See at Chrome Web Store


TL;DR

TLDR

TL;DR is the answer to articles on the internet that are too long to read. Highlight article text, click the TL;DR button located next to your address bar, and read a well-constructed summary of the article. You can adjust the length of the summary depending on how much time you have or how involved you want to get. It does a good job of condensing the article without cutting out important bits of information.

See at Chrome Web Store


Keepa

Keepa

Keepa gives you some pretty in-depth information about Amazon products and prices, and lets you set price-drop alerts to keep you in the know. Check price history charts for all iterations of a product (including different colors and sizes), and compare Amazon prices from all over the world. You can even import your Amazon wishlist and assign alerts for when specific items drop below a certain price. Go to Amazon and hover over any item while Keepa is running; a graph will pop up with extended information. Never get ripped off again!

See at Chrome Web Store


Web Timer

Web Timer

Web Timer is a double-edged sword. You're getting data that helps you better manage your time, but said data can be depressing. You'll find yourself asking questions, like, "Did I really spend four hours on Reddit yesterday?" You can add sites to a white-list so that time spent is not recorded, and you can change time measurement parameters from "Today", to "Average", to "Lifetime." Take Web Timer for a spin — you won't be disappointed.

See at Chrome Web Store


PanicButton

PanicButton

This app is ideal for the classic situation where you're slacking off at work and your boss happens to walk by. Before you have a chance to yell "Lunch break," he or she sees Facebook, Reddit, and whatever else you have open in Chrome. PanicButton provides you with a single button or single keyboard key (default F4) that scoops all open tabs into a hidden bookmarks folder that can be restored at a later time. You won't always need PanicButton, but when you do need it you'll be glad it's installed.

See at Chrome Web Store


Ghostery

Ghostery

Want to block advertising companies from creating a profile around your browsing tendencies? Want to load webpages faster than ever before? Want to have more overall privacy on the internet? Ghostery lets you choose what trackers to block on a website-to-website basis. The first time you turn Ghostery on in Chrome, you'll be amazed at how many trackers are watching your moves. Trackers stay blocked across webpages, so you'll deal with increasingly less trackers the more you browse.

See at Chrome Web Store


Feedly Mini

Feedly Mini

This extension provides you with an easy way to see your RSS feeds now that Google got rid of Google Reader. If you have the Feedly app on your Android phone, you can add websites from your computer while you're navigating the web. A small button sits at the bottom right side of your browser — click it and choose from several options including Facebook sharing and page tagging.

See at Chrome Web Store


HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS essentially creates authentication between you and the web server hosting the specific webpage. This helps reduce the chance of someone hijacking the information sent between you and the web server. This extension creates HTTPS authentication wherever you go, and it is a must have if you're worried about surveillance, censorship, or identification theft.

See at Chrome Web Store


The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender

Everyone who uses Chrome knows about the enormous footprint it leaves on your memory. If you're an hour or two into an internet trail and have about fifty tabs open, you'll be happy to have The Great Suspender in your corner. It will auto-suspend tabs after a set time, and you can manually suspend tabs whenever you want. You can also place certain tabs on a whitelist (say the tab playing your YouTube video), and tabs can be opened even after closing and re-opening Chrome.

See at Chrome Web Store


Extensity

Extensity

You're going to need an organizer for all the Chrome extensions you have working for you. Extensity collects all extensions and places them in one button beside your address bar; enable and disable extensions with one click and create profiles for separate preferences. Extensity keeps your browser toolbar uncluttered and gives you mastery over your browsing experience.

See at Chrome Web Store


Your favorite extension?

Hit the comments section below and let us know what Chrome extensions you use most.

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