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6 days ago

Microsoft's new Office Delve app for Android lets users view their shared documents

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Microsoft's latest Android app is Office Delve, which lets business users of Office 365 to look quickly through shared documents via a card-based user interface.

Microsoft seems to be making a bigger effort to support Android apps. Recently it made a deal with Samsung and other hardware companies to pre-load Microsoft apps on their Android devices.

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6 days ago

How to improve your HTC One M9's battery life

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HTC One M9 battery

A few simple tips and tricks to help your M9 last longer

Despite boasting a slightly higher-capacity battery than its predecessor, the HTC One M9 hasn't brought about a huge jump in battery life compared to the M8. There's still a lot of power-hungry hardware to run, and as such the M9 is good for about a day of use most of the time. Like most phones, more intensive use might have you reaching for your charging cable before the end of the day.

So how can you get more out of your M9's fixed battery, and solve any battery drain issues you might be experiencing? We've got a few tips for you after the break.

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6 days ago

Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Chrome 42 stable

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything.

Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through the silent-update mechanism, or you can download it directly from Google or your Linux distro's package manager. Getting the update is easy, unlike the obstacle course that is Android updates. Here's what you'll find once you update, according to the short version of the change log.

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6 days ago

AT&T pushes out small over-the-air update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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AT&T has a small update that's currently rolling out for owners of its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, with a number of minor changes and fixes.

The download size is just 142MB but AT&T still requires that Galaxy Note 4 owners grab it via their Wifi connection rather than from their cellular network.

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6 days ago

T-Mobile begins pushing out Lollipop update for LG G2

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LG G2 owners will be pleased to know that T-Mobile has finally started pushing out the Lollipop update.

Nearly one month after entering carrier testing, T-Mobile has started the roll-out of the Lollipop update for the LG G2. The update is now pushing to devices, bringing them up to Android 5.0.2, with software version D80130b. Included in the update is Google's new Material Design, along with new notification handling, Smart Lock, and much more.

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6 days ago

American Express and Jawbone may team up for wearable payment service

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A new report says that American Express will announce a partnership sometime later this week that will allow those credit card owners to pay for items by using a future product from Jawbone.

The report from The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, says that this payment setup for a future fitness wearable from Jawbone will work with retailers that have NFC-based check-out terminals in place

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6 days ago

VR for G3 — Google Cardboard for LG folk

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VR for G3

LG's first step into mobile VR doesn't stray far from the current offerings, but G3 owners will still want one of these ASAP.

While the world of virtual reality gaming is heating up at an unprecedented pace, due in no small part to massive contributions from Samsung in Oculus Rift and HTC in Steam VR, there's a whole different kind of VR development happening in mobile. Games are a part of it, but not nearly to the scale of desktop-class systems. Instead, mobile VR is looking for ways to expand upon entertainment consumption. Samsung wants to put you in the middle of a live concert while you sit on your couch, while Google chooses to open up their platform to every idea — including a deep focus on inviting kids to the party.

Google Cardboard is an incredibly cool idea that grows in functionality every day, but if you've tried to stick a recent LG phone inside of these enclosures you might have noticed a slight design conflict. To resolve this, as well as test the waters for their own VR interests, LG has released VR for G3 as a free accessory to anyone who buys one of these phones from select retailers.

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6 days ago

Google makes it easier to find family-friendly content with new 'Designed for Families' program

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Finding family-appropriate content in Google Play will be much easier thanks to Google's 'Designed for Families' program.

Google wants to make sure that finding family-friendly content is easier in Google Play with their latest program, Designed for Families. There are currently a number of developers who create family-oriented content, and Google wants to make sure that it is easy to find and download these apps and games.

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6 days ago

First look: The HTC One M9+, in pictures

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HTC One M9+

With the HTC One M9 already available in much of the world, we take a quick look at the India-bound M9+, with a dual camera, fingerprint scanner and Sense 7 on board.

The HTC One M9+ — India's modified version of the HTC One M9 was just announced, and we've taken a brief look at it. Basically think M9 with "an all new Duo Camera" that features a 20-megapixel f/2.2 main sensor with sapphire lens cover, a fingerprint reader on the front (splitting up the lower of the dual BoomSound speakers), and HTC Sense 7, all powered by an eight-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor.

The front-facing camera is still the HTC UltraPixel model, and pretty much everything else has the same look and feel.

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6 days ago

How to turn off Briefing on the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung has changed a lot of the software on the Galaxy S6, but it kept the "Briefing" screen — but you can turn it off.

Whether you know it as My Magazine or the newer name Briefing, this Flipboard-powered news reader is again turned on by default as the left-of-main home screen on your Galaxy S6. While it may be a decent replacement for opening a dedicated news reading app for some, chances are not everyone wants to have it loaded up and would prefer to have their own content there. We'll show you how to turn off Briefing and reclaim that home screen space.

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6 days ago

Lara Croft: Relic Run is coming to Android soon

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Lara Croft: Relic Run, starring the lead character from the Tomb Raider game series, will be released worldwide on Android and other platforms in the coming months.

Publisher Square Enix and Tomb Raider's main developer Crystal Dynamics are working with mobile game developer Simutronics on this new free-to-play title.

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6 days ago

FEMA app update gives you severe weather alerts for up to five locations

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Keeping up with weather alerts for your friends and families locations just got easier with the updated FEMA app.

Severe weather is no joke, and trying to keep informed of the weather conditions your friends and family in various locations are facing is not as easy as some would like. FEMA has just released an update to their Android app which brings the ability to receive severe weather notifications for five different locations within the US.

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6 days ago

LG launches new Music Flow wireless speakers with support for Google Cast

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LG today announced a new line-up of Music Flow wireless speakers with support for Google Cast. The new audio product range will enable you to stream music straight from a compatible device.

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6 days ago

Opera updates its Mini browser, aims for 275 million Android users by 2017

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Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

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6 days ago

WhatsApp receives Material Design visual refresh in latest update

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The WhatsApp team have rolled out an update to the popular messaging platform, introducing a Material Design refresh, but you can't get it on the Google Play Store just yet.

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