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2 months ago

Google now translating 100 billion words a day, rolls out video to showcase Google Translate

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Google has made significant additions to Google Translate that introduced real-time translation of words and text, with the service now processing over 100 billion words a day.

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2 months ago

Swarm taps into Foursquare's roots, rolls out Mayorships again

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Swarm, the check-in app from Foursquare, has just reintroduced a feature that many have missed since its release, Mayorships.

Part of what made Foursquare so much fun, aside from telling everyone where you were, was the ability to claim Mayorship of a specific location, and that has come back to its Swarm app. People would fight over Mayorships, everyone wanted to be Mayor of all the places they visited, and now users can get back to fighting the good fight.

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2 months ago

This new Google Play collection brings 17 new Android Wear watchfaces

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Android Wear watchfaces

17 new looks that bring elegance and fun to your wrist.

Google has released a new Google Play collection, and for those of us using Android Wear it's a great one. In addition to the over 1,500 watchfaces already in Google Play, this collection promises to bring faces for your Android Wear watch to 'match any outfit, mood, or occasion."

Including pop icons like Angry Birds and Hello Kitty, as well as iconic brands like Bang and Olufsen and amazing artists like Kevin Tong, these look beautifully done and you're sure to find at least one you enjoy.

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2 months ago

Intel Remote Keyboard lets you easily control the PC from your smartphone

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Intel Remote Keyboard for Android is a neat companion app that essentially enables you to connect to Intel NUC and Compute Stick hardware and control input via your smartphone.

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2 months ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Weber Grills, SignalCheck, MAYDAY 2! and more

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Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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2 months ago

Google Fit Integration, and why you want it

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A central point for your fitness data has arrived.

Fitness apps have been around for years, showing us how to workout more efficiently and helping us to track everything from steps to calories burned. Google wants in on the action, to show us what fitness data should do. Google Fit is the solutions the company have some up with so far, designed mostly to be a central hub for all sorts of health-related data points. We've been playing with the app for a few weeks now, and have the details you need before deciding if Google Fit is right for you.

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2 months ago

Free App of the Week in Google Play: Toca Hair Salon 2

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Toca Hair Salon 2 is this weeks Free App of the Week in Google Play, something the company recently introduced in its new Family section.

Google is back again with another Free App of the Week, this time bringing you Toca Hair Salon 2 free of charge. The app, which is normally $2.99, lets you become a virtual hair stylist. This family friendly app will let your kids get creative, as they can cut, style, shampoo, blow dry and much more right from the app.

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2 months ago

Twitter begins testing two new features for discovering more about products and places

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Twitter aims to make it easier to find more information about the products and places others are talking about, as it launches two new features to assist.

Often times on Twitter, people are talking about products they are interested in, or places they want to visit, but finding information about those topics generally requires leaving the app. Twitter is now testing two new features that would aid in the discovery of places and products, and even give you a way to buy the product.

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2 months ago

Samsung releases app to restore missing quick settings toggles on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Samsung has released an app to the Galaxy Apps store that should replace missing quick toggles on the Glaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung has released an app called QuickPanel Restore on the Galaxy Apps store that should restore toggles for certain settings in the quick settings panel that mysteriously went missing from some users' Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices.

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2 months ago

Making a fitness app part of your daily routine

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Technology is transforming fitness.

It used to be that fitness apps were primarily used to count calories, and check in after workouts. That's no longer the case. There are dozens of fantastic apps out there, and they cater to what you are specifically looking for. Whether you're always looking for a fun app to help motivate you along, or you've never been inclined to look at them at all, fitness apps should be a part of your day.

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2 months ago

Sonos beta brings more features for Spotify users

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Sonos is rolling out some long-awaited features for Spotify users to its beta app.

Sonos users are getting some much-needed improvements to the Spotify streaming experience with an update to the Sonos beta app on Android. The Sonos 5.4 beta now includes some long overdue features for Spotify streaming, like genre and mood recommendations, Spotify Radio access, and featured playlists right in the Sonos beta app.

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2 months ago

Stories, Movies and more: Traveling with Google Photos

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Google Photos, passport

The new Google Photos wants to help you sort though and share your memories — and for the most part it's pretty good. However the Stories and Movies features aren't without their frustrations.

When the new Google Photos update landed on my LG G4, I'd just stepped off an 11-hour flight to China to begin a two-week stint in Asia. I'd be covering a couple different events for Mobile Nations — first Lenovo TechWorld in Beijing, then Computex in Taipei — but I'd also have the chance to explore a part of the world I hadn't seen before. Naturally, I'd be taking a lot of photos. So this ended up being a good real-world test of Google's new photo service, which aims to deliver everything you need for photo management, cloud backup and sharing.

Head past the break for a quick primer on using Google Photos' cloud backup, stories and movies features to document your travels, as well as potential pitfalls to watch out for.

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2 months ago

Google's Clock ticks its way to Google Play

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Google has brought its Clock app to Google Play to provide users with faster updates, and it is now available for everyone to download.

The Clock app from Google is now available in Google Play, bringing all of its great features to everyone. Previously the Clock app was only found baked into the OS, but it is now a standalone download for anyone. Google has brought a number of its core apps to Google Play to be able to update them independently of the OS.

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2 months ago

Hearthstone's 'Tavern Brawl' mode goes live with new heroes in tow

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Hearthstone's newest game mode, Tavern Brawl, is now live.

Blizzard Entertainment's popular card-battling game based around the Warcraft universe, Hearthstone, has a new game mode ready for the playing. Tavern Brawl was announced last week, and presents users with a repeating, temporary event that spices up the action with a new set of rules each week.

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2 months ago

The new LinkedIn Pulse app arrives for your professional news needs

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LinkedIn Pulse has been completely redesigned from the ground up, offering a new way to digest business news and related content.

The Pulse app was originally developed back in 2010 as a platform for millions to remain up-to-date with news. Today, part of LinkedIn, the team behind Pulse has released a redesigned app for Android.

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