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3 weeks ago

Chromecast support comes to Pac-12, TED, MTV, and Qello

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Google announced today that Chromecast support has come to four new apps, including TED, MTV, Pac-12, and Qello.

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3 weeks ago

Dropbox to give web browser users better document preview features

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Dropbox is currently rolling out a new update for its web browser users that promises a better preview experience for stored documents.

Dropbox says that the improvements will allow documents to load faster and look better while previewed on a web browser such as Chrome on Chrome OS.

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3 weeks ago

Yahoo for Android update brings refreshed design and interactive features

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Yahoo has released an update to its Android app that brings a refreshed design along with some new interactive features.

In the latest update, Yahoo has brought new interactive features to a refreshed design, making the app more engaging. Yahoo has refreshed the look and feel of the app with an all new vibrant design, that delivers a more refined experience.

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3 weeks ago

Pac-Man chomps its way to Google Maps and Ingress for some retro-style fun

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Google is usually good for some April Fools jokes, this time putting Pac-Man on the streets of Google Maps and into their alternate-reality game, Ingress.

Pac-Man can be played right now on Google Maps, utilizing the streets of the map as the course. Users can play on streets of their own town on the web, or in select areas on mobile devices. Google has listed a bunch of clues of where to find Pac-Man on mobile devices, but if you want to just get down and play try searching for "Arc de Triomphe".

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3 weeks ago

Moto X (2014) camera tips and tricks

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Moto X camera

The Moto X's camera is more than adequate if you know your way around it.

Motorola's original Moto X didn't have the greatest camera in the world. The 2014 model is a marked improvement, but still not as big or powerful as newer models like the Samsung Galaxy S6. It's a 13-megapixel shooter, and it's got a camera app that brings with it some of our favorite camera features and not a whole lot else. And we're going to show you how to make the most of that camera when you just have to get a shot — or a selfie — right now.

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3 weeks ago

HTC shutting down Sense TV app, moving users over to Peel

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HTC has confirmed that it's shutting down its Sense TV app at the end of April, and moving users over to the Peel app bundled on the One M9.

Owners of the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 have noticed that the Sense TV app, which functions as a smart TV remote using the built-in IR blaster, has started notifying them that the service will be shut down from April 30. The move isn't surprising given that HTC's shipping a regular Peel remote app instead of Sense TV on its latest One M9. However we now have confirmation from HTC that the move away from Sense TV is taking place, and that it'll affect Android owners as well as its most recent Windows device.

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3 weeks ago

WhatsApp voice calling starts rolling out to everyone

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Available to select users previously, WhatsApp has commenced rollout of its voice calling feature to all users on Android.

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4 weeks ago

Google brings your photos and files together by adding Google+ Photos to Google Drive

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Google is making it even easier to keep your photos and files in the same place by adding Google+ Photos into Google Drive.

Google is now making organizing your photos and files even easier by showing your Google+ Photos in Google Drive. Over the course of the next few weeks users will be able to view images from Google+ Photos in their Drive account. Images will still be stored in Google+ Photos, but organization of the files can now take place in Google Drive.

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4 weeks ago

Gmail update for Android will help organize all your email accounts, even if they're not Google's

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A new update to Gmail for Android is supposed to help its users organize all of their various email accounts at once with the new "All Inboxes" option.

This new feature will alllow Gmail users to simply read all of their emails in one place, without having to switch to their other accounts like those on Outlook or Yahoo Mail.

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4 weeks ago

CBS News app update adds streaming CBSN news video

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The CBS News app for Android has been updated, adding CBSN to give you streaming news on-the-go.

The latest update to the CBS app for Android brings an all new design, along with a brand new channel: CBSN. CBSN is the latest digital news channel from CBS, which is aimed towards keeping you informed from your mobile device. The channel, which streams to your phone, will feature live anchor coverage, original reporting and breaking news.

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4 weeks ago

Using Kobo Books for your reading fix

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The folks at Kobo have worked hard to be an ebook store built by and for readers, and their app is a worthy extension of those efforts.

There are plenty of examples of ebook stores out there that exist as a part of a larger machine, but not nearly as many ebook stores that exist to just be really good ebook stores as there probably should be. Kobo is at the top of an unfortunately short list of companies that focus intently on delivering a top notch ebook platform, including a store, apps, and standalone devices for consuming ebooks.

While the Kobo ereaders and tablets are perfectly capable standing on their own and delivering enjoyable experiences, the Kobo app exists for everyone who wants their books to exist wherever they are. Whether this is your first time giving Kobo a serious look or you're already embedded in their platform, the app is well worth your time.

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4 weeks ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Tinkerplay, Hootsuite, Pop Watch Face and more

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Applications

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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4 weeks ago

Doing all of your reading through the Nook app

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The last major bookstore chain wants to be all things to all people, but it turns out that's not easy to do.

It's not uncommon to hear someone refer to their ereader app as being a bookstore on their phone or tablet, but the folks at Barnes & Noble get about as close as you can towards making that statement literal. The Nook app is much more than just an ereader app attached to a store, it's an access portal for movies, television shows, newspapers, magazines, and even puzzles and toys that are sold in physical B&N locations. A content portals go, the Nook app is perfectly capable of delivering a tremendous amount of content to your mobile device. Whether or not that means you want to use this app as your primary reading mechanism is another matter entirely.

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1 month ago

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receive 177MB OTA with bug fixes, performance improvements

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When T-Mobile customers receive their recently-purchased Galaxy S6 and S6 edges, they'll be in for an OTA update as soon as they start them up.

A heftily-sized 177MB update is hitting both phones on T-Mobile, with a very generic changelog listed indicating that there are bug fixes, performance improvements and potential feature enhancements. The software makes the jump to build number UVU1AOCG, but of course that doesn't really matter as much as what's actually been changed that users will notice.

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1 month ago

Where's the flashlight app on the Galaxy S6?

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A dedicated "flashlight" app is gone on the Galaxy S6, but that doesn't mean it isn't easy to access that function on your phone.

Our phones are most often the easiest way to quickly deploy a flashlight in dark situations, and the Galaxy S6 will let you quickly light up its camera flash to provide that with a simple tap. Rather than use a dedicated flashlight app or a key command, you can use a quick launch icon in the notification shade to do the job.

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