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2 days ago

Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Android with improved editing features

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Google has announced that its Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are grabbing some update love today. While there isn't much that's groundbreaking here, the updates do bring some nifty quality of life changes, such as scrollbars in Sheets, along with new tools for inserting, moving, and resizing shapes and text boxes in Slides.

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2 days ago

Amazon Fire TV gains HBO GO streaming

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Amazon has announced that HBO GO will now be streaming to Amazon Fire TV customers. Customers with HBO's subscription can now bring that experience to the Fire TV set-top box starting today and Amazon's more affordably priced Fire TV Stick will also gain HBO GO streaming capabilities in spring.

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2 days ago

The Best Cheap Phones

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We’ve rounded up the best cheap cell phones available on U.S. prepaid carriers, and putting them side-by-side so you can get hooked up as fast as possible. Everything here has a price tag of $300 or less when going month-to-month. This should offer you a ton of flexibility on plans while putting a minimal dent in your wallet.

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2 days ago

Race around the world in 80 Days for Android

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Literary adventure game 80 Days is now available for Android from the Google Play Store. More of an interactive novel, 80 Days follows the attempt of Phileas Fogg to go around the world in that amount of time.

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2 days ago

Bose job listing could result in Google Play Music rival

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The subscription music streaming space is about to become even more crowded. It appears that audio equipment-maker Bose may be headed into the space that's dominated at this time by Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Apple's Beats Music with its own streaming service as the company is now looking to hire an engineer to help make that happen.

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2 days ago

Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile slated to get Android 5.0.1 today

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It looks like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile are slated to get an update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, at least that's what T-Mobile seems to think. Support docs for both phones on T-Mobile's website list December 15th (that'd be today) as the roll-out date for the 5.0.1 update.

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2 days ago

BT is in talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion

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British Telecom has confirmed it has "entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange" which could lead to BT acquiring the wireless carrier EE for about £12.5 billion. This means that the UK's largest land line and broadband company could buy the country's biggest mobile phone carrier.

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2 days ago

New SwiftKey themes bring the Frozen crew to your keyboard

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SwiftKey has launched some new themes based on the hit Disney movie Frozen. The themes feature characters from the movie sitting behind your keyboard. When using a Frozen theme, little flakes of snow will fall from the keyboard as you type.

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2 days ago

Xiaomi breaks into the ranks of the top-five global smartphone manufacturers

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Xiaomi has become the fourth biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. Xiaomi pushed its way into the top five of all smartphone companies during the third quarter of 2014 with sales of 18.8 million units. It only sold 3.6 million units for the same period a year ago.

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2 days ago

HTC's video chat screen sharing now features drawing too

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The HTC Eye Experience update brought a lot of interesting features to HTC device owners, especially in the camera department, but the included improvements to video chat have largely flown under the radar, though today's update makes things a little more interesting. As part of video chat you've been able to share your HTC device's screen, and with the latest update to the HTC Video Chat Enhance app you can now draw as you're sharing your screen.

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2 days ago

A quick look at the Nexus 9 Magic Cover

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Nexus 9 Magic Cover

$39 gets you a capable, easy-to-use cover for your Nexus 9

Here we have a quick look at the retail version of the Magic Cover for the Nexus 9 tablet. And fortunately a quick look is all we need to tell you that this is a capable, easy-to-use cover. We've had origami-type covers leave us frustrated in the past, but that fear quickly subsided with the Magic Cover.

One side is polyurethane and is meant to face outward, with the inward-facing side a softer suede-like material. Don't be surprised if you find yourself forgetting which is which though. (Hint: the "nexus HTC" logo goes on the inside.) Magnets keep everything in place when the cover's flat on the front or back of the tablet, though we are a little curious how it holds up to be jostled around inside a gear bag. They're strong, but they're not that strong.

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2 days ago

Viber adds games to its Android messaging app in five countries

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Viber has updated its Android messaging app in the Google Play Store five countries (Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and the Ukraine) with a feature that allows users in those territories to play a select number of games inside the app. This feature will be rolled out worldwide to other parts of the world in the coming weeks.

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2 days ago

Half-Life 2: Episode One available today on NVIDIA Shield Tablet

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Owners of the NVIDIA Shield Tablet can pick up Half-Life 2: Episode One for Android starting today. In it you take up the crowbar once more as Gordon Freeman following the catastrophic conclusion of classic first-person shooter game Half-Life 2. City 17 and the Citadel are a bit of a mess, but you're jumping back into the fray with Alyx one more time. Dog the robot even shows up for a bit.

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2 days ago

Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

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Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It appears that Whatsapp on the web may solve this with QR codes.

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2 days ago

Sprint says Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is coming to their Nexus 5 today

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Sprint says they will begin rolling out an over-the-air update for its Nexus 5 smartphone today with the version number LRX22C, or more popularly known as Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

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