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1 month ago

Facebook's 'On This Day' lets you take a nostalgia-filled trip to the past

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Facebook announced a new feature for the social platform called "On This Day" that let's users take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The feature works much like the Timehop posts you've no doubt seen on your Facebook news feed, surfacing things that you either posted or were tagged in from a specific date in the past.

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1 month ago

OpenTable now lets you pay for your dinner from your phone

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OpenTable's mobile payments feature is now available in their Android app, allowing diners to pay for their meals right from their phone.

The "Pay with OpenTable" feature first rolled out to iPhone users in February of this year, and is now hitting the OpenTable Android app (after the service was acquired by Priceline last year). With the mobile payments feature you can now reserve your table before the meal and pay for it afterwards, all from one app.

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1 month ago

Twitter will soon allow specific location tagging with help from foursquare

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Twitter is working with Foursquare to turn your location from a town name to a specific location.

Users will soon be able to tag locations on Twitter with more information than just a generic location thanks to Foursquare. Previously Twitter only allowed for locations to be tagged with the name of the town you were in, which wasn't always helpful. Foursquare has a huge database of locations, and many would rather tag their tweet with an exact location than just a city or state that they happen to be in.

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1 month ago

Cyanogen rakes in $80 million in funding from Twitter, Qualcomm, Telefónica, and more

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Developer Cyanogen is taking on a quite a bit new funding in their quest to develop an alternative version of Android that's not as reliant on Google.

In a round of Series C financing, Cyanogen has raised $80 million in funding for their alternative Android OS, CyanogenMod. The company intends to use the influx of cash "to hire talent and accelerate the development of its open OS platform.

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Lampshade.io, Tube Map, Stick Hero 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 month ago

BBM Protected now supports Android for more secure messaging

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BlackBerry is now offering its BBM Protected services to Android devices. This will allow smartphone owners to access a more secure enterprise-based version of its BBM messaging service.

Here's how BlackBerry describes the new BBM service

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1 month ago

T-Mobile Nexus 6 updating to Android 5.1 build LMY47M

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T-Mobile today announced that it's started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop to its Nexus 6.

However, perhaps more interesting than the rollout itself is that the build that T-Mobile lists for its Nexus 6 rollout, LMY47M, appears to be newer than (or at least different from) the 5.1 builds that we've seen so far.

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1 month ago

Chrome Remote Desktop becomes stand-alone Chrome app

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After a long wait, Chrome Remote Desktop is now available as a stand-alone app for Chrome.

Remote desktop apps provide the ability to access other computers, or your own, without needing to be in the same location as the computer. Thanks to Chrome Remote Desktop this access can be done through a Google Chrome app. With Chrome Remote Desktop users can, regardless of platform, establish short-term or long-term connections between two devices.

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1 month ago

Android Auto app drives its way into the Google Play Store

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Google's released the Android Auto app, a vital component to sending data from your Android smartphone to your car... assuming you have a compatible head-unit.

Back at Google I/O 2014 we first heard about Google's plans to put their operating system inside vehicles through Android Auto, but it's taken a while to actually get the system working out in the public. Getting Android Auto working in your vehicle will require two components. The first piece of the puzzle is an Android 5.0 or higher device running the just-released Android Auto app, the is a compatible head-unit in your car.

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1 month ago

You can now track your Android devices from your wrist

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Support for Android Wear in Android Device Manager is rolling out now, and is expected to be available to all Wear devices within the next few weeks.

Adding Android Wear support to Android Device Manager will allow users to find their missing devices right from their wrists.

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1 month ago

Atari releases a gamified fitness app to get you off the couch

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Atari announced the launch of Atari Fit for iOS and Android. Available now, Atari Fit incentivizes device owners to get fit while earning points to unlock games.

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1 month ago

Amazon Appstore turns 4 years old, offers $105 in paid apps for free to celebrate

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To celebrate the Appstore turning 4 years old Amazon has made 34 paid apps free for a limited time.

Amazon's latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes $105 of paid content for free now through March 21. Titles in this promotion include Cut the Rope, World of Goo, EasyTether and many more.

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1 month ago

HBO GO comes to the Amazon Fire TV Stick

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For those of you rocking one of Amazon's Fire TV Sticks, today may be your lucky day. HBO GO has finally made its way to the streaming dongle.

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1 month ago

Google Docs for Android updated with full-screen document review

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Google Docs for Android grabbed an update today that brings a couple of new features that make it easier to review a document before you dive in to make edits.

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1 month ago

HTC puts even more fun into its M8 and M9 Dot View Cases

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HTC in the past few days has released a few new Android apps ahead of the global release of the HTC One M9, and it's updated a number of its current apps for it and the HTC One M8 as well. Leading the way is the addition of three new features for the Dot View Case.

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