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6 min ago

How to keep your kids (or anyone else) from buying on your Google Play account

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Google Play purchases

Passwords, passwords, passwords

Have we mentioned lately the importance of using a password? Whether it's on your device itself, or any of your accounts, you've got to keep things behind a password. And that goes for making purchases from Google Play as well.

Android Central University — SecurityA more recent bone of contention has been with keeping kids from racking up big bills on their parents' credit cards by haphazardly downloading anything and everything. That it's so easy to download apps and music and books is a good thing — but it also means it's easy to little ones to do so, ignorant of the cost — or the consequences.

But it's also pretty easy to protect your Google account so that there's a check in place before anyone else spends your money.

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36 min ago

How to set a reminder on Android Wear

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Android Wear reminders

Google Now has supported reminders on Android and on the web for some time, but with the advent of Android Wear, making sure you don't forget important stuff is easier than ever. And there are a few different ways to go about setting a notification on Android Wear — including on the LG G Watch, Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear Live — which we'll dig into after the break.

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1 hour ago

Nokia's last hurrah is a 4G version of the Nokia XL

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The Nokia X family is destined for the chopping block, but that hasn't come in the way of Microsoft launching a 4G enabled version of the Nokia XL in China today. The device comes with upgraded hardware and Chinese D-LTE and TD-SCDMA LTE network compatibility.

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1 hour ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 29, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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1 hour ago

Outlook.com Android app gets offline access while OneNote beta begins

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Microsoft has updated its Outlook.com app for Android, which finally adds a way for its users to check out their emails while offline. Also, the previously announced OneNote Android beta program has begun with its first release.

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1 hour ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet review

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Wireless Controller

If you're willing to go all-in with some extra accessory purchases, you can have one of the most flexible and capable Android tablets out there today

NVIDIA has won over many consumers' hearts and minds in the desktop computer space with its high-performance graphics cards, and is looking (once again) to parlay that success into the consumer electronic space with the Shield Tablet. Drawing on intense brand recognition within the gamer community, NVIDIA wants to sell a device that's a great overall tablet, but with gaming features unmatched by the competition.

It's fighting an uphill battle outside of the most hardcore of potential gaming buyers, though. General consumers definitely don't think of NVIDIA when it comes to making their next tablet purchase, and even those who know the name may already have brand allegiances with Apple, Samsung, LG or Google when it comes to tablets.

Luckily NVIDIA has more than just brand recognition to work with. Read on as we break down the merits of NVIDIA's Shield device, the Tegra K1-powered Shield Tablet.

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2 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini starts shipping in the UK August 7

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is set to begin shipping in the UK on August 7. The phone, announced earlier this month, is currently available for pre-order through Samsung's website, as well as retailers like Phones 4u. The Galaxy S5 Mini will cost around £389.95, and comes in gold, blue, black, and white.

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4 hours ago

Moon Violet and Burgundy Red color variants of the LG G3 launching next month

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Although LG announced five colors for the LG G3 — Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, and Burgundy Red — during the device's unveiling in May, the last two variants are yet to see the light of day. LG has announced today that it will be launching the Moon Violet and Burgundy Red coloured versions of the G3 next month in select markets.

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13 hours ago

This week's sidebar poll: Will you unlock your phone now that it's 'more' legal?

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Unlock your cell phone

Cell unlocking is now easier than ever, but is anyone going to do it?

A bill has been passed that will once again make cell phone unlocking legal and easy for people who don't want their several-hundred dollar piece of equipment forced to use a particular carrier. As Chris explained late last week, this law is one of those that needs examined and evaluated by lawmakers every few years, as it's technically covered under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. That sounds a bit silly, but that debate is best left for another time. We're here to ask how many of us are really going to do it?

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