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1 week ago

Gmail app update lets you easily see recent conversations, contact info, and more with one tap

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Google has made it much easier to see see contact information, recent conversations, and more in the latest update to Gmail for Android.

The latest update to the Gmail app for Android, which is rolling out now, makes viewing contact information, finding recent conversations, and more much easier. A single tap on the users avatar will now bring up all of this information, where as you previously had to search in various places for it all.

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1 week ago

Google Fit now tracks distance and calories burned to help you reach your goals

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The Google Fit app will now help you keep track of your fitness goals by estimating calories burned and distance traveled.

Google Fit just became a lot more useful for people setting fitness goals. The app's latest update brings with it the ability to show you how close you are to reaching those goals by estimating calories burned, as well as distance traveled.

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1 week ago

AT&T customers to receive free Hulu content later this year

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AT&T customers will have another reason to stay with the carrier later this year, as they just closed a new deal with Hulu to bring free content to all of their customers.

Later this year, AT&T customers will be able to access some Hulu content through the AT&T app as well as the web for free, thanks to a new partnership. Under the new partnership, AT&T customers will be able to view short clips and select short-form content from within the app, and the two companies are even exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV's.

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1 week ago

Samsung to hold free Gear VR app workshop for developers on May 20

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Samsung is hosting a free introductory workshop for Android developers who want to learn how to make apps that will work with the Samsung Gear VR headset on May 20 in Mountain View, California.

The Gear VR app workshop will be located at the Samsung Developer Connection offices, which are located at 665 Clyde Avenue in Mountain View, California. It will be held next Wednesday, May 20 from noon to 2:30 p.m..

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1 week ago

Todoist's Material re-design makes task management look better than ever

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Popular task management service, Todoist, has been teasing a massive re-design of its Android app for a while now. Finally it's almost ready, and it's absolutely stunning.

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1 week ago

BitTorrent's secure messenger 'Bleep' gets a public release and adds ephemeral messaging

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BitTorrent announced today that its secure messaging app, Bleep, has moved out of alpha and is now publicly available on all platforms, including Android.

BitTorrent Bleep, which launched in alpha form last September, is a privacy-focused messaging platform that keeps messages out of the cloud, instead sending them directly to the recipient with end-to-end encryption. With today's public release, Bleep has also picked up an ephemeral messaging feature called "whisper."

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1 week ago

The best music apps for the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Google Play Music

Find the very best Android music players for the Samsung Galaxy S6 right here.

There are a few obvious choices when you want to listen to music on your brand new Galaxy S6, like the bundled Google Play Music, or Samsung's own Milk Music. Then there are popular streaming options like Rdio or Spotify for those that are willing to fork over a subscription fee, and free alternatives like Songza if you can deal with ads.

What else is out there for folks that like to maintain a local music library? We're here to help find you something in the overwhelming list of options in the Play Store. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from loading these apps onto any other Android device, so take a gander even if you aren't packing an S6.

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1 week ago

Swype snags two-word phrase prediction, more in latest update

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Popular third-party keyboard Swype has been updated today with two-word phrase prediction, easier number entry, and more.

If you use Swype as your third-party keyboard of choice, you'll be happy to know that it has snagged a couple of improvements to its prediction capabilities today. Swype will now be able to predict two-word phrases, as well as serve up number suggestions for times and dollar amounts if you tap keys with numbers as secondary characters.

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1 week ago

Official Santander Cycles app will help you get around London on Boris bikes

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Transport for London and Santander have teamed up to release a new official app for those who rely on the Boris Bike scheme in London. The new app will help you travel around the capital using only two wheels.

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1 week ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Feed Me, TypeDrawing, Word Academy and more

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apps of the week

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

A look inside the Samsung browser

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Samsung browser on the Galaxy S6

The Samsung browser is quick and offers a few neat features if you have no prior browser lock-in.

Depending on what carrier you bought your Samsung phone from, chances are you may not even have Samsung's built-in browser (simply called "Internet" in the app drawer). Galaxy owners on Verizon, for example, only have Chrome to choose from out of the box, but if your phone happens to have the Samsung browser you should know it isn't a complete throw-away experience.

The browser is quick, surprisingly lightweight and integrates with the fingerprint scanner on modern devices on approved websites. We'll tell you all you need to know about it — read on.

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1 week ago

Android browser tips and tricks

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Browsers

Android has no shortage of browsers to choose from, and while they've all got something to make them unique there are a few things they all do the same.

Mobile browsing is a mixed bag. You get some sites that offer a mobile version with no way to get to the real homepage, desktop-focused sites that hide features behind pop-ups that break the mobile experience, ads everywhere, and no real way to know what you're going to get until you go tot he website on your phone. This is before you take into account the way your browser is going to behave when faced with different web technologies and languages, which is its own unique experience.

Google has made it clear that there needs to be a focus on mobile experiences moving forward, but there are still some basic things the browser needs to do in order to make the experience manageable. With that in mind, we've assembled a quick list of simple things you can do to keep yourself sane while browsing on your mobile device.

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1 week ago

Google Play can now allow users to pre-register for upcoming app releases

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App developers are now starting to allow Google Play Store users to pre-register for upcoming apps before they are released.

If you have ever wanted to get an alert about when an Android app is being released in the Google Play Store, app developers now have the option to let you pre-register before apps are launched.

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2 weeks ago

Lollipop now hitting Dell Venue 8 tablets, forcing encryption during update

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Dell Venue 8

We're no strangers to Lollipop updates around here, but Dell adding encryption during the update is something new.

One of the big topics to come up during the launch of Android 5.0, especially after using the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, was the inclusion of full disk encryption to the platform. Nexus users quickly discovered they had little say in the matter, but most manufacturers have left encryption as a choice in both updates and new device releases. During the update to Android 5.0.2 today, Dell Venue 8 users will notice a step in between agreeing to reboot and start the update and the "Android is upgrading" screen. This sleek little Intel tablet is encrypting the device during the update process, and it's happening without user consent.

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2 weeks ago

You can now order food directly from Google search results

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The new service lets you conveniently order food directly from Google search results.

When you search for nearby restaurants, you'll now find an option called "Place an order" that directs you to build your order a food delivery service, all without having to visit the restaurant's website.

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