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3 months ago

Verizon pushes small security update to the original Droid Turbo

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Droid Turbo owners, you've got a fresh update on its way courtesy of Verizon.

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3 months ago

All-new Hungry Shark World chomps into action [Hot Game!]

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Hungry Shark World

Become the apex predator in Ubisoft's latest trending game for Android — Hungry Shark World.

Hungry Shark World dropped into Android and iOS app stores on May 7, amassing over 10 million downloads in less than a week. Developed by Ubisoft Entertainment, it has quickly risen to the top of the free app charts — and for good reason!

The game is incredibly fun to dive into. You play a free-roaming shark with an insatiable appetite in an colorful, cartoony ocean full of delectable fish, swimmers, deep-sea divers, and other goodies. The goal is to eat as much as you can while surviving for as long as you can, which means avoiding bigger, meaner sharks when you're just starting out and learning which things are good to eat and which will hurt you. Here's a quick tip for rookies: avoid jellyfish, floating garbage, and especially naval mines.

The controls are pretty simple: swipe with one thumb to use the floating digital d-pad and tap with your other thumb to use boost. You're able to switch the controls between thumbs on the fly as needed.

There's a plethora of challenges available to you, including daily chests, golden fish, and letters. Spell out H-U-N-G-R-Y and go on an absolute feeding frenzy. Explore shipwrecks and underground volcanos and sneak into swimming pools and much more as you eat your way to the top of the food chain.

You start out as a Black-Tipped Reef Shark, the smallest shark in the game. As you progress, you'll be able to upgrade your shark's speed, bite, and boost, as well as buy and equip all sorts of funky accessories to personalize your shark. There are 15 sharks to unlock — with the Great White being the granddaddy of them all — and a total of three ocean worlds to unlock and explore.

As mentioned above, this game is free to download and play, with a bunch of in-app purchases available for gold and gems (if you're the type who likes to pay their way to the top). You also have the option to sync the game with your Facebook account, which gives you free gems for every friend who starts playing and allows you to save your game data to the cloud.

We're set to dive right in! If you've been one of the millions of early adopters, tell us how far you've progressed in the comments below and share some tips! They might appear in a future Hungry Shark World game guide.

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3 months ago

Google launches official iPhone app for I/O 2016

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Google has released its official iPhone app for Google I/O 2016, its upcoming developer conference. As it does on Android, the app allows you to view the conference schedule, find sessions, and even stream the keynote and sessions live. This is the first time Google has offered an iPhone app for the I/O conference.

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3 months ago

The best equalizer apps for Android

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There's a pretty good chance you use your Android to listen to music. Some folks really get into it, but most of us enjoy a tune playing when we're on the train, or at the gym or even just chilling. There are a lot of ways to get music from your phone (or the internet) to your ears, because humans are musical animals.

A big part of enjoying your music is fiddling with settings to make it sound better. For some of us, that's as simple as adjusting the volume. Other folks want to adjust sliders or enable settings that boost the bass or enable a pseudo-surround sound wrapper effect. Others also get a little more extreme and micromanage every setting they can find to tune their tunes. No matter which category you fall into, a good equalizer app will help you find just the right sound. Let's take a look at what's out there that fits the bill.

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3 months ago

WhatsApp Web now lets you share documents

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After introducing a standalone desktop app for Windows and Mac users earlier this week, WhatsApp is bringing added functionality to its web client in the form of document sharing.

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3 months ago

AT&T pushes May security patch to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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AT&T has begun pushing an update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users that brings the smartphones up to date with the latest May security patch.

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3 months ago

Evernote makes it easy to add your Google Drive files to notes

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Popular note-taking, and all-around productivity app Evernote has received a bit of a boost today with tighter Google Drive integration.

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3 months ago

Hitman: Go for Gear VR is puzzles for would-be assassins

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It's weird, but kind of brilliant.

Under normal circumstances, someone asking if you'd like to play a Hitman game where you don't shoot anyone and it's really more like a weird board game floating in space would be worthy of an eye roll and a sarcastic comment. Hitman is a franchise known for its sneaky violence, and the Hitman: Sniper release to mobile not that long ago refreshed that idea in the minds of gamers who enjoy sniping from a distance and planning out massive kill streaks.

There's a new Hitman: Go out now for the Samsung Gear VR, and while you can use your imagination and say there's a fair amount of killing in the game it's a lot harder to sell to those who have played through the entire franchise.

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3 months ago

Google Calendar can now dial conference call passcodes for you

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A very minor, but no less useful update is headed out to Google Calendar, bringing a feature that should be a welcome addition for anyone who frequently dials in to conference calls.

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3 months ago

Shared album comments bring added social flair to Google Photos

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Google Photos is making it much easier to tease your friends and loved ones over that latest embarrassing picture in your shared album.

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3 months ago

YouTube's new messaging feature will make sharing videos a breeze

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The process of sharing your favorite YouTube with friends will soon take place entirely inside of the YouTube app.

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3 months ago

Sunset will reach Sunrise Calendar on August 31 as focus shifts to Outlook

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The current Sunrise Calendar app will be removed from the Google Play Store in a few more days, and will stop working on installed devices after August 31. The Sunrise team will instead begin focusing their full efforts on the Outlook mobile app following their acquisition by Microsoft.

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3 months ago

You can give an audiobook to a friend for free with Audible's new recommendation feature

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Amazon-based Audible has added a new feature that allows users of the audiobook store and service to send titles from their personal library to friends and family via their Android, iOS or Windows 10 app. Each person can receive their first audiobook for free.

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3 months ago

Google Translate can now work its magic from any app with just a tap

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Google is rolling out a new update for its Translate app for Android. Among other things, it adds a way to translate words from any app with just a tap.

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3 months ago

TripIt update adds Android Wear support, slightly refreshed app design

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Longtime front runner in the travel app space TripIt is releasing a fresh update to its Android app today that includes Android Wear support. With the latest update, TripIt users will get all of the time-sensitive travel info they need right on their Android Wear watch, from pre-departure flight updates to gate information and onward travel arrangements when you arrive at your destination.

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