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3 weeks ago

Pocket lets you like and repost recommendations from friends

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Pocket, the popular read-it-later service, has updated its app to expand its Recommendations feature. You can now like and repost items from your friends that appear in your Recommended feed. You can get notifications for when someone likes or reposts your items, and you'll see reposts from your friends in your Recommended feed.

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3 weeks ago

Best transit apps for Canadians

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Canada's a big place, but getting around its biggest cities shouldn't be a big task.

There are dozens of great transit apps out there, often built for a single city's unique bus or metro system. But the best apps are the ones that undertake the difficult task of consolidating data from dozens — hundreds — of cities, arraying accurate arrival and departure times, directions, service messages and more in intuitive ways.

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3 weeks ago

The best weather apps for Android

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We can always talk about the weather … and weather apps. And these are some of the best weather apps for Android.

Unless you happen to live in a holodeck or maybe a climate-controlled biodome, the weather has ways of encroaching on our lives if we're not prepared for it. Maybe you should've grabbed a jacket before that cold front blew through. Maybe today's line of storms weren't the best time to wear a white top. Maybe you should've shoveled the driveway now before the last cold blast blew through and froze your driveway solid. Save yourself from an ice slick, or a cold wind blowing through your thin shirt, and keep a weather app handy. Your phone may have come with a weather app or widget, but that should never stop you from checking out the competition.

And so while we're about to showcase apps that will vary drastically in bells and whistles, keep in mind that if the weather data that app provides isn't accurate enough for your particular place, then you should keep looking for something that does.

Updated May 2016: Updated the best weather apps, and later included the excellent Dark Sky.

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3 weeks ago

Netflix gives you better control over how much cellular data it uses

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Netflix is rolling out an update to its Android app with some new controls that will give subscribers to its video streaming service more control over its use of data on cellular networks.

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3 weeks ago

Marshmallow update heads out to Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact in Canada

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3 weeks ago

Google Slides' new Q&A feature helps presenters engage with their audience

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In a bid to help presenters more easily connect with their audiences, Google Slides has received a new Q&A feature that encourages audience participation.

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3 weeks ago

The LG G5 gets 360-degree wallpapers — and they're gorgeous

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This is the year when 360-degree photos and video hit the big time. And to that end, LG has now made 360-degree wallpapers available for the LG G5.

There's a lot of stuff going on when it comes to our home screens. Apps. Folders. Widgets. And for years we've had the option for live wallpapers — animations that can interact with our touch, or just show cool things. (Fun fact: We did this Super Mario live wallpaper video nearly six years ago.)

Now we've got 360-degree live wallpapers on the LG G5.

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3 weeks ago

YouTube said to be cooking up a streaming TV service of its own

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A new report claims that Google's YouTube division is working on an internet-based cable TV service called "Unplugged". The service could be a rival for Dish Network's Sling TV and the upcoming effort from Hulu, among others.

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3 weeks ago

Google I/O 2016 app makes its way to Google Play for all your planning needs

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If you'll be attending Google I/O this year you will want to grab the Google I/O 2016 app from Google Play now. If you aren't attending in person, there are still a number of features you can take advantage of from within the app. Google has been great about live streaming various sessions from the event for developers who are unable to make it out to California, and this app will just enhance the overall experience.

Some of the additional features of the app include:

  • Explore the conference agenda, with details on themes, topics and speakers
  • Add events to a personalized schedule
  • Get reminders before events in your schedule start
  • Watch the keynote and sessions live stream
  • Sync your schedule between all of your devices and the I/O website
  • Guide yourself using the vector-based conference map
  • Follow public social I/O related conversations
  • See I/O content from previous years in the Videos

For those who will be at the event, the app will also let you take advantage of facilitated pre-event Wi-Fi configuration. You can grab the Google I/O 2016 app from Google Play now.

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3 weeks ago

Hulu will offer live TV streaming in 2017, CEO confirms

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Hulu has now confirmed plans to launch a live TV streaming service in 2017.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung Pay adds support for 39 additional U.S. banks

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Samsung Pay, the digital payment system that's available on a number of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, has added support for 39 more banks.

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3 weeks ago

Opera Mini now comes with a built-in ad blocker

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Opera Mini now comes with an integrated ad blocker, which according to the software maker will lead to 40% faster page load times while reducing data consumption by 14%. The browser also offers a compression engine that helps you save data costs.

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3 weeks ago

Uber's Paytm integration will let you pay for your ride abroad in rupees

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If you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of payment currently accepted by the service is Paytm. While it's convenient to use the payment wallet in the country, the service doesn't work outside of India, which makes hailing an Uber in other countries particularly cumbersome.

That's all set to change soon, as Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale, allowing you to pay for your ride in rupees even when you're abroad.

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3 weeks ago

The Rock's new motivational alarm app will help you crush your day

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Have you ever wished you could wake up to the smell of whatever The Rock is cookin'?

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3 weeks ago

Nova Launcher's latest customization tweaks include Android N-style folders, night mode

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Nova Launcher, one of the more popular choices when it comes to launcher replacements, has received an update that brings a couple of interesting new customization options.

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