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5 months ago

Best apps for the Rio Olympics

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Best apps for the Rio Olympics

What's the best app for the Olympics?

We can't all stay glued to our TV sets for 17 days straight, so if you want to keep up-to-date on all the things happening at the Rio Olympics, you'll need the best apps available!

Here are our favorites!

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5 months ago

Android Wear smartwatches can now access stored passwords via Enpass

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The popular password manager Enpass is now available on Android Wear smartwatches, via an update to its Android app.

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5 months ago

Pokémon Go: The ultimate guide

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Once you've learned the basics, it's time to dive deeper into Pokémon Go.

If you're here, it's because you want to become the best Pokémon trainer that you can be. If you're just getting started with Pokémon Go, then you should check out our guide to getting started before diving in here. This guide is for those of you who are grinding levels, capturing Pokémon and taking over Gyms.

As you know by now, there is a lot going on with Pokémon Go, and we're going to detail most of it out for you here.

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5 months ago

Google Search has made it easier to find a great place to eat

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Google has announced that users of its Search app for Android will now be able to bring up reviews and "best of" lists of restaurants when they search for a great place to eat.

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5 months ago

Best apps for Android Auto

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We wish more apps were compatible with Android Auto, but right now here's the list.

Whether you recently got into Android Auto thanks to a new vehicle purchase or are looking for a new app to try out in your car, here is a list of Android apps that will work. Most of the apps are used to stream music or play other media in the car, but there are some others that you can use as well. Google has limited the selection and removed the ability to utilize apps that you sideload, so let's take a look at what you can get from Google Play to test in Android Auto.

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5 months ago

A parent's guide to Pokémon Go

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Your kids are playing Pokémon Go, but are they doing so safely? We can help!

You've heard of Pokémon Go by now. This global phenomenon recently exploded to popularity, and is being talked about everywhere. There's not one specific group of people playing the game, either. Kids, teens, and adults from every walk of life are wandering out in the real world with smartphones to play the game. The popularity of this game is unlike anything the world has ever seen before, and with that comes some very real concerns. News reports of car crashes, muggings, stabbings, and even the accidental discovery of a dead body have been connected to playing Pokémon Go, and it's easy to be concerned about your kids wandering out at all hours to play this game.

What you may not know is this game has some tools baked in that parents can use to ensure kids are playing this game safely and responsibly. Here's what you need to know!

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5 months ago

Apple Music for Android finally ditches the beta label

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The Apple Music app for Android has ditched the beta label, officially launching after first appearing in the Google Play Store back in November 2015.

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5 months ago

1Password launches subscription service, offers first six months for free

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AgileBits has announced a new subscription service for its 1Password suite of password management apps. The cost of the service will be $2.99 a month and, from now until September 21, you can get the first six months for free.

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5 months ago

YouTube Kids app now works with YouTube Red to offer ad-free videos

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Google has announced that its YouTube Kids app now works with its paid YouTube Red service in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. It now allows videos on the apps to no longer show ads, among other features.

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5 months ago

Chrome for Android now loads videos faster, consumes less battery

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Chrome for Android has been updated to version 52, bringing faster load times to videos while reducing the battery consumption. Google states that over a billion hours of video is played on Chrome every week, and with a majority of content viewed on mobile devices, the search giant is working to make the overall experience suck less.

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5 months ago

BlackBerry brings its Hub and other apps to more Android phones with Hub+ suite

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BlackBerry has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite of Android apps, which will be made available with a new software licensing program for mobile devices.

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5 months ago

Snapchat users in 10 cities can add special 'Geostickers" to their photos or chats

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Snapchat has added a new feature called "Geostickers", allowing users who are located in 10 specific cities to add location-based stickers to their photos or in chats.

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5 months ago

Instagram Stories let you share a fleeting glimpse of your day's best moments

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Introducing Instagram Stories from Instagram on Vimeo.

Instagram is launching a new feature today called Stories, which lets you share slideshows of photos and videos over the course of your day. These moments make up your Story, which you can share for 24 hours before they disappear. You don't have to worry about Stories cluttering your feed, either.

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5 months ago

Google's Android Security Bulletin for August 2016 is now live!

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Vulnerability patches are being rolled out to AOSP, and OTA updates are on the way shortly.

The August Security Update has been released, complete with a detailed post from Google detailing all of the issues that have been discovered and fixed. This update marks the first whole year of Google's promise to release monthly security-related updates to Android, and it's important to take a look at how few manufacturers have followed the Nexus line into releasing monthly updates to keep your phone secure.

While security may not be the most important smartphone feature for many users, it's usually pretty high on the list when something goes wrong — which is why these updates started in the first place! Here's a look at what you can expect from the August patch.

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5 months ago

How to save your battery while playing Pokémon Go

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You can't catch 'em all, if your battery dies.

So you're all-in on Pokémon Go — hunting through your neighborhood for PokéStops, Gyms, and of course, Pokémon. After a couple of hours, you realize that this game is an absolute battery drainer. But don't worry, it's not just you — this game uses mobile data, GPS, your screen and your camera, and that means sucking down a lot of battery every minute you're playing.

Pokémon Go is a high battery use application, which in more general terms, means that it can eat through your battery faster than you would think. So we've spent some time finding the best ways to save, and extend your battery life to get you the most time out there hunting Pokémon.

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