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How to save data when using Google Chrome

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You can use Chrome to save data, and this is how you get that going

Unfortunately, I am on a limited data plan with my carrier. I know that most of you are probably in the same boat. And on limited data plans, data saved is data earned. Many popular music streaming apps have made it possible to save data by storing music on our devices. Google also makes it possible for us to save data using its Chrome web browser. That's definitely something I can get behind. Data savings are made possible by compression from Google's servers.

So how do you go about it on an Android device? Let's find out! It's not too painful of a process.

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Swing Copters shows Google Play still has a copycat problem

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Swing Copters

Flappy Bird wasn't the first game to spawn an entire ecosystem of me-too clones, nor will it be the last. And now that the developer of the insanely difficult but addicting game has released the even more insanely difficult and even more addicting (is that even possible?) Swing Copters, well, we're seeing it again.

But who's at fault here? Google Play for allowing pretty much anything to be published? Or the developer who's trying to make a quick buck? Or the user who's not paying close enough attention — or even knows who the true dev of Swing Copters is, for that matter — to install the right one? Or is this even an issue?

Discuss.

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Google Search on Android can now understand multiple spoken languages at once

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Google has announced that its Search app on Android devices can now handle a number of different spoken languages at once, in an effort to help people who speak more than one language.

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Pebble scores a win with ESPN and the latest scores on your wrist

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ESPN app for Pebble now brings the latest sports scores from your favorite teams to your wrist. Whenever a score is updated, your Pebble smartwatch will buzz and you'll see updates on your watch where the ESPN app will serve as a "wrist-top SportsCenter."

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Did your LG G3 recommend you delete the Downloads app? Here's how to get it back

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LG's smart clean might see an accidental deletion of the downloads app, here's how you get it back

We've already looked at how Smart Clean on the LG G3 can help you reclaim some of your storage space, but did you know that it's also quite easy to delete the Downloads application from the phone with it, too? If this happens to you you'll still be able to get to everything in your downloads folder through File Manager, but fret not, because getting the Downloads app back is easy. So long as you know where to look for it.

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Another Android 'fragmentation' report misses the point

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Today Open Signal, which among other things crowdsources how well a particular operator works in the real world (and is a very cool thing to see), released a report on Android "fragmentation" based on the users of its app.

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Z Steel Soldiers and T.E.C. 3001 launch with Tegra optimizations for NVIDIA Shield devices

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NVIDIA announced that two new games had launched on the Google Play store that are optimized for the company's Tegra chipsets for play on the SHIELD Portable handheld gaming device and the SHIELD Tablet. Z Steel Soldiers comes with additional optimizations for SHIELD players and T.E.C. 3001 will deliver great graphics performance.

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1 day ago

Body Glove Satin Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Body Glove Satin Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

It might not actually be satin but this is still a premium feeling case for the Galaxy S5

 

For many of us looking for a good case for our phones, we're looking to balance protection and style with adding as little extra bulk as possible. In that situation something like this Body Glove Satin case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great choice. It combines a premium feel and design with a slim form factor and solid protection. While you're never going to want to drop your Galaxy S5, the Body Glove should at least look after it if it does happen.

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Yahoo app now includes one-swipe access to news, magazines, and more

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As Yahoo continues to refashion itself as a media and content portal, they're making even more improvements to their app — which now includes Yahoo's digital magazines. The magazines, which bring more long-form content to the Yahoo app then their previous news offerings, span the gamut of food, tech, beauty, movies, and health.

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SnagFilms, RiffTrax, and Baeblemusic add Chromecast support via JW Player

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JW Player, a company that has developed an HTML5-based video player, has announced that a number of content providers that use its software are now able to stream their clips on Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle.

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