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2 weeks ago

Dell Venue 8 7840: The first 5 things you need to know

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Dell Venue 8 7840 is just 6mm thick

Dell's long-awaited Atom-powered tablet is finally available, and we're giving it a first look

Might 2015 finally be the year we see Dell and Intel make waves in the Android space? If the Dell Venue 8 7840 is any indication, both companies could have a lot to say in the coming months.

The awkwardly named tablet — which you might also see written occasionally as "Dell Venue 8 7000 series" — is a thin little slice of heaven (all of 6mm), running Android 4.4.4 and powered by an Intel Atom processor. It's got a high-resolution display at 8.4 inches that looks incredible.

Piqued your interest yet? It's time to do our thing on this sexy little tablet. And we'll start with the first five things you need to know about it.

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2 weeks ago

Tesco announces grocery shopping app for Google Glass

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One of the U.K.'s major grocery store chains, Tesco, has released a new app for Google Glass that allows folks at home to scan the barcode for stuff around the house and order them for delivery. The app also lets you peruse prices and nutritional information.

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2 weeks ago

HTC One M8 Developer and Unlocked Edition get Android 5.0 Lollipop!

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HTC One M8 dev Lollipop

If you've got the developer or unlocked edition of the HTC One M8, check for a system update. Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available.

The update — software version 4.16.1540.8, if you're interested in such things — weighs in at 584 megabytes. The official changelog reads thusly:

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2 weeks ago

How to fix poor audio on your Nexus 9

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Surrounded by sound

Not all audio tracks are created equal, turning off the emulated 'surround sound' may help

Ever fire up a movie (even one you've downloaded) in the Google Play Movies and TV app on your Nexus 9, and noticed the sound was just horribad? That underwater warbly sound likely isn't an issue with your new tablet, or with the movie you just rented or bought — it's probably an incorrect setting.

There's not much we hate more than bad audio around these parts, so lets have a look at how you might be able to fix it.

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2 weeks ago

Nexus 9 now available in sand color, but only as 32 GB model

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Anybody holding out for the beige version of the Nexus 9 can now pick one up directly from the Google Play Store. You'll have to pony up for the 32 GB model, and your geography may limit availability (no love for us Canadians). If you're in the U.S., you should be good to go.

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2 weeks ago

Woody Allen to create his first television series for Amazon Studios

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Amazon has signed up famed movie writer and director Woody Allen to create his first television series, which will be shown exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

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2 weeks ago

Subscribe to Pocket, Evernote, Wunderlist, and LastPass for just $60

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There are a number of popular productivity subscriptions many take advantage of, but for a limited time only, you'll be able to gain access to a bunch for just $60. Evernote, LastPass, Pocket, Wunderlist and the New York Times have teamed up to launch the Productivity Pack, a promotional bundle that includes subscriptions to each service at a discounted price.

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2 weeks ago

How to get your iTunes music onto Android

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Getting your Apple based music onto your Android device need not be a chore

If you've been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad there's a good chance that the majority of your digital music collection is tied up inside iTunes. If you're moving on to pastures new with an Android device in your hand you're going to want to be able to listen to your music. While there is no iTunes for Android, there are actually a few different ways for you to get your groove on.

We've singled out three methods in particular to look at, and we'll take you through them after the break.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook adds targeted AMBER Alerts in its News Feed

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Facebook will now include targeted AMBER Alerts in its News Feed on both its mobile and desktop versions. The new feature was put in as part of a new partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help find missing kids faster.

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2 weeks ago

Google's Flight Search feature lands in India

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Google is making it easy for Indian customers to find great deals on flights by launching its Flight Search feature in the country. The service, which was first launched in the US in 2012, lets customers access flight tariffs from a variety of airlines, and suggests the best fares based on the route selected.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung reportedly getting set to launch entry-level Galaxy J1

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Samsung's latest entry-level handset will allegedly be called the Galaxy J1. SamMobile states that the device will be the first in the Galaxy J series, which will be targeted at the budget segment. The device is claimed to feature utilities like Ultra Power Saving Mode, which debuted on the Galaxy S5 last year.

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2 weeks ago

Motorola: Lollipop update coming to 2014 and 2013 phones really soon

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A few of Motorola's devices, including the Moto X 2014, have already received an update to Lollipop, but if you're still waiting for the latest version of Android to hit your particular device, there's reason to be excited. Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, revealed in a post on Google+ that the Lollipop update will be rolled out to 2014 and 2013 handsets "really soon."

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2 weeks ago

Lollipop update starts rolling out to Galaxy S5 in the UK

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After rolling out the Lollipop update in Poland, Russia, Malaysia and Spain, Samsung is now making the update available to Galaxy S5 users in the UK. If you're rocking the device in the region, head to your device's settings to check if an update is available.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi teases new thin flagship device ahead of Jan 15 unveiling

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Xiaomi took to its Facebook page today to tease a new flagship device that it is set to unveil on January 15th. If the company's hype is to be believed, we're definitely in for a treat with a new device that's both super-thin and large.

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2 weeks ago

UK Prime Minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps

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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has come out in support of banning encrypted messaging apps. According to a new report, Cameron alluded that he would be for banning encrypted communication apps, which could include WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Apple's iMessage.

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