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1 week ago

YouTube gets even more immersive with 360-degree live streams, spatial audio

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While YouTube can already bring you the experience of attending a live event from afar, it's looking to make that experience much more immersive with the launch of 360-degree live streaming.

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1 week ago

Samsung's crazy Good Lock UI is now available for Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5

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Samsung's brightly-colored Good Lock user interface made its debut on the Galaxy S7 last month, and the manufacturer is now making the UI available on last year's flagships as well. The Good Lock app is now available for download on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 Active and Galaxy Note 5.

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Eat24, CraveTV, Pixel Dungeon 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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1 week ago

Samsung Pay now supports Regions Bank

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Samsung Pay with Regions Bank

If you're in the Southeast and use Regions Bank, know this — you're now supported by Samsung Pay. That means you can now add your puke green debit card or any of your Regions credit cards to Samsung Pay.

And, well, that's it. The big deal here is that, first, there are a ton of Samsung phones out there, with the GS7 and GS6 lines (and the Note 5) supporting Samsung Pay. The second is that Samsung Pay supports that newfangled MST thing wherein you can use your phone to pay anywhere you'd normally swipe a card — meaning that you can use it in far more places than you could Android Pay or Apple Pay. (On the other hand, that sometimes leads to interesting interactions.)

More: Samsung Pay supported banks

Thanks, @Jbkhd24, for the heads up!

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1 week ago

Keep it simple with these watch faces for Android Wear

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It's time again for another Android Wear watch face round up, and this time we've collected five fantastic and simple watch faces for you to check out. It's easy to get caught up in all of our technology, and feel overloaded from the amount of information constantly being thrown at us. These watch faces aim to keep things simple, and make it easy to get the information you need at a glance.

If you've been pining for some simplicity, come check these out!

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1 week ago

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to get your old stuff on your new phone

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Smart Switch is easy to use. Here's everything you need to know.

The worst part of getting a new phone is moving all your content from your old phone over. If you went to a store and bought a new Galaxy S7, there's a good chance someone there had a gadget that helps them do it for you, but nowadays a lot of us shop online to make buying a phone a little more hassle-free. If that sounds like you, Samsung Smart Switch is something you need to take a look at.

It's built into the Galaxy S7 settings (look under the Backup and Restore section) and it works if your old phone was running Android, iOS or BlackBerry. It's really simple to use and the app walks you through the whole thing no matter which phone you're coming from. All your photos, music, videos, call logs and messages get moved over in one quick and easy process. If you're coming from another Samsung Android phone, it can even move Galaxy Apps and their data over, just like using Samsung Kies from a computer to do the swap. Even if you breezed past the restore settings when you first setup your Galaxy S7, you can still fire up Smart Switch and have a go with it.

Here are a few tips to get you started

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2 weeks ago

Outlook snags Android Wear support in latest update

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If Outlook is your go-to email app, you can now look forward to managing your email from your wrist.

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2 weeks ago

The best UK transport apps for Android

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UK travel apps

Getting from A to B in the UK

There's more to getting around the UK than Google Maps. Sure, Google's built-in application comes preinstalled on just about every Android device you'll come across in the UK, and does a decent job of covering the basics, and helping you find your way around.

But there's a treasure trove of more specialized Android apps out there to help plan journeys, book tickets and generally make travelling around the UK a smarter and more hassle-free experience. Read on for a quick roundup of some of our favorites.

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2 weeks ago

HTC's new Boost+ app is one of the least useful things they've ever made

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HTC. Stop. What are you doing?

HTC has made their Boost+ app available for everyone today. It's also a pre-installed application on the HTC 10. And it's something they never should have spent time to make, and that you should never use.

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2 weeks ago

Google Drive for Mac and PC now offers granular choice of which folders to sync locally

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More robust selective syncing is now available for Google Drive on Mac and PC, allowing users to save space by choosing what folders they'd like to sync locally.

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2 weeks ago

AirPlay support comes to older HTC flagships courtesy of HTC Connect

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The HTC Connect app is set to bring one of the HTC 10's most interesting features to the flagship's older siblings: native AirPlay support.

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2 weeks ago

Podcasts may come to Google Play Music on April 18

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We've known for a while podcasts are on their way to Google Play Music, but we may now have a date to look forward to: April 18. Oddly, the date comes from an email that NPR sent out to members (via Android Police), which notes the network's podcasts will be available on Google Play Music when the service launches on April 18:

Google will launch podcasts on Android and other platforms next Monday, April 18, inside of Google Play Music, a streaming service similar to Apple Music. Please note: this information is embargoed and should not be shared or promoted externally until Monday. NPR has worked with Google to ensure that public radio is represented in the Google Play environment. Learn more about adding your station's podcasts to this new platform.

Google originally announced that podcasts were on their way to Google Play Music way back in October, but they have yet to officially arrive in the app. While support could very well arrive on April 18 as NPR says, it should be noted that podcaster Bill Simmons previously indicated podcasts would arrive sometime in February — which obviously turned out not to be true.

As always, nothing is official until Google says so.

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2 weeks ago

TD's new money management app chides you for buying those shoes

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TD Canada Trust has released a new money management app, MySpend, gleaned from its partnership with U.S.-based Moven.

Announced late last year, the idea behind MySpend is to allow users to easily track and eventually alter spending habits by separating debit and credit expenditures into categories.

By default, the app logs into your TD account through the same credentials as the core app (with the same security measures), giving it access to chequing and savings accounts, along with any credit products you may have. By going through previous months' spending habits, MySpend determines whether you're on track to spend more or less in this month.

It also groups spending into categories, and filters based on what it determines are "Want" and "Need" expenditures.

While the app doesn't get an detailed as, say, Mint, which has been available to Canadians for many years, it is a relatively easy way for TD customers to see their spending habits in a different format than usual. The app is also light on advice right now, but TD says it plans to iterate often on the app's core competencies.

The company says that MySpend is the only bank-released app of its kind in North America, and that by focusing on mobile users first it is reaching out to a younger crowd that deals less with branches and more with online-only banking.

The app, available today for Android and rolling out to iOS in the near future, ties into the core TD app, but operates on its own as well.

See TD MySpend at Google Play

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2 weeks ago

Instagram beefs up Explore tab with video channels

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Instagram is looking to make it easier to find videos you might like thanks to an overhauled Explore tab that now features video channels.

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2 weeks ago

You can get a $30 gift card for signing up and using Samsung Pay from April 15 to May 10

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Samsung is making yet another effort to get new customers for its Samsung Pay service. From Friday, April 15 to May 10, anyone in the U.S. who has already signed up for Samsung Pay and makes their first three purchases will receive a free $30 gift card.

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