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12 min ago

Twitter adds ability to share tweets privately via direct messages

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Twitter is on a never ending quest to improve its messaging features, and today provides even more evidence of that. The micro-blogging service announced today via its blog that users will now be able to share tweets privately through direct messages.

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23 min ago

Google launches invite-only Divide Productivity Preview

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After having acquired Divide, a company that helps users manage their work-life balance by creating containers for enterprise and personal content on Android phones, Google is now launching the Divide Productivity Preview on the Play store. The suite is at this time invite-only and integrates well with Android Lollipop thanks to a clean Material Design interface. The Design Productivity Preview could only be used at this time with the Android IT Preview Program, according to Google.

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39 min ago

Google launches its search app for Android TV with voice support

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Owners of smart televisions with Android TV can now download a version of Google's Search app made especially for the operating system. The app allows users to search for content using their voice, among other features.

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55 min ago

In pictures: Motorola Droid Turbo versus Moto X

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Droid Turbo versus Moto X

Two phones with shared DNA definitely show their differences on the outside

It's no secret that the Motorola Droid Turbo and Moto X were cut from the same cloth, but they definitely have different exterior features to them. The Moto X is smaller, sleeker and a bit more unassuming, while it's tough to not get attention drawn to you when you put the Droid Turbo on a table in any room of people. Rough dimensions, button placements and camera setups tip off that these share similar internal structures, but there's a lot to gander at here when you set the Droid Turbo and Moto X together.

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1 hour ago

Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

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It looks like advertising isn't the only way way to fund your favorite sites anymore. Google announced a new program called "Contributor" today that allows people to contribute money to participating websites via a monthly subscription to get rid of ads.

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1 hour ago

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 now getting an Android 4.4.4 update all its own

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Heads up, folks, Android 4.4.4 is now rolling out to users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T. Sure, we might be looking at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon for the Note 3, but it'll likely be a little while before we see it rolling out across US carriers. So here's an update to 4.4.4 for now.

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1 hour ago

Square launches worldwide support for its Android Register app

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Square has expanded the reach of its Register software for Android worldwide. It announced today that the app is now available in the Google Play Store "even in countries without integrated Square processing." It can now also accept payments from 130 different currencies.

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2 hours ago

Endomondo adds Pebble support and more in latest update

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Workout tracking app Endomondo has been updated, adding support for the Pebble smartwatch. Pebble support lets you keep track of your workouts right from your wrist.

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2 hours ago

Verizon is now selling the 7-inch and 10-inch LG G Pad LTE tablets

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Verizon Wireless is now offering the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and LG G Pad 10.1 LTE tablets on sale. The 7-inch model is priced at $249.99 without a contract, or for $49.99 with a two-year contract, while the 10.1-inch tablet is being sold for $299.99 without a contract or for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

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3 hours ago

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone — it's perfectly okay to get a little something special for yourself too. You've earned it.

So as we roll into the biggest and craziest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, it's time to find out what should be on your wish list — and what's on everybody else's lists. So let's dive right in to the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the very best gifts for everybody from the writer and the student to the home automator and the businessman.

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3 hours ago

YouTube Music Key service reportedly starts its private beta test

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Google's previously announced YouTube Music Key has reportedly begun its private beta test, allowing its first invites to check out the early features for this latest music-themed subscription service.

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3 hours ago

SwiftKey update boosts performance, adds a dozen new languages

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SwiftKey for Android

Keyboard launches, closes more quickly; more Indian languages added

SwiftKey today announced a pretty significant update to its Android keyboard application, focusing on a number of back-end improvements.

The keyboard now appears on screen between 15 percent and 20 percent faster, SwiftKey writes in a blog post. It'll then disappear between 20 percent and 30 percent faster, and switching between fields has seen performance improvements of up to 50 percent. The actual act of typing has gotten a bit of a tune-up as well, seeing improvements between 10 percent and 18 percent.

"This is the big performance update that I think people have been really waiting for," SwiftKey CMO Joe Braidwood told Android Central.

In addition, SwiftKey has added 11 new Indian languages and one for Sri Lanka. They include: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali and Sinhala. That makes 81 languages supported by the keyboard, which has been installed more than 10 million times in Google Play alone and was introduced on iOS earlier this year.

The free update is available today in Google Play.

More: SwiftKey blog

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3 hours ago

Sprint cuts $50 from Nexus 6, giving bill credit to early orders

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Sprint has lowered the prices for both the two-year and no-contract plans for its version of the Nexus 6 just a few days after it started selling the smartphone. It will offer a $50 bill credit for anyone who purchased the 6-inch Android 5.0 Lollipop device ahead of those changes.

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3 hours ago

Tell us your favorite Galaxy Note 4 feature and win an S-View Flip Cover!

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Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 4

Samsung phones and S-View covers are two peas in a pod, and the Note 4 and its variant of the case are no exception. For folks who want more coverage of their shiny new Galaxy Note 4 and don't mind the extra bulk of a wrap-around flip case, the S-View Flip Cover is a good choice. Because of that we're going to give away two S-View Flip Covers for the Note 4, just so a couple more people can experience the case.

All you have to do to win is jump into the comments of this post and tell us your favorite Galaxy Note 4 feature! We'll pick out two winners on Sunday, November 23rd to take home the S-View Flip Covers.

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