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4 days ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet's first firmware update brings big improvements

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A new firmware update is being pushed out NVIDIA's Shield Tablet that should greatly improve connectivity and performance. The firmware update could be downloaded over the air and brings the version up to 1.1.

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4 days ago

ESPN SportsCenter Android app updated with quick access to shows and more

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The official ESPN SportsCenter Android app has just received a big update on the Google Play Store that includes a new feature called On-Air, which should give fans of the cable sports network quick access to their radio and WatchESPN video streams.

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4 days ago

Google Opinion Rewards expands to the Netherlands, offers Play credit for surveys

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Google Opinion Rewards, the app that lets you answer surveys of varying lengths for small amounts of Google Play credit, has just expanded to the Netherlands. Today's expansion builds on a somewhat small list of countries that now have access to the app, which is a handy way to build up a few dollars (or your equivalent currency) here and there for a few minutes of your time.

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4 days ago

IFA 2014 preview

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IFA 2014

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin

Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of IFA 2014the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. A trade show covering the vast world of consumer electronics and as such, the vast world of mobile products within.

In other words, a whole lot of tech, and a whole lot of Android.

Traditionally there are a few big name players at IFA and we've come to expect certain things to happen as the years have passed. But this year's IFA promises to be one of the biggest yet. Here's what we know, what we think we know, and what could materialize during this year's German adventure.

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4 days ago

CBC News app completely revamped in latest update

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The CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has just completely scrapped and redone its CBC News app, bringing in a dramatically improved experience. All of your standard news categories, including a breaking news ticker and regionalized updates based on where you live, are all here in a new native app that isn't exactly revolutionary but is dramatically better than what they had before.

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4 days ago

Qualcomm teases IFA reveal of Snapdragon 'multi-core 64-bit smartphone'

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Qualcomm used its Twitter account today to issue a teaser message, stating that next week's IFA trade show in Berlin will feature "a Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone."

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4 days ago

The best Android action games without in-app purchases

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The best action games for Android without in-app purchases

Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android action games

Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That's certainly the popular opinion we get when we talk about freemium, so we've rounded up our favorite action games in the Google Play Store that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front.

We're focusing on reflex-driven games here, but we've got a few others kicking around in our global roundup of the best non-freemium Android games. Go ahead, dive in, and let us know what you think of our top ten action Android games without IAPs in the comments.

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4 days ago

LG G Watch R could retail for 299 euro

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On the heels of LG announcing the G Watch R, a German press release for the new smartwatch may have let slip as to just how much you can expect to shell out this fall should you want to get your hands on one. According to the release, the G Watch R will retail for a "recommended" price of 299 euros — a full 100 euros over the cost of the G Watch. As always with these types of devices, regional rates apply. The G Watch R will most likely be more expensive in the U.S. as well, but probably not the straight conversion of $393 in this case.

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4 days ago

Google+: How to log out of a secondary account

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Part of the "One account, all of Google" thing we wrote about recently is that it brings all of your services and data together on your android device once you log in.

But sometimes, you don't need all of your accounts on all of your apps. Such as Google+. I have a professional account (well, professional-looking account, anyway), and all I do with it is apply for jobs. I don't need it in Google+, I only need it in Gmail, and so, I'm logging it out of Google+. Or maybe your business uses Google Apps, and so you've got a superfluous Google+ account with it, too.

Here's how you can silence that second account forever, without actually deleting it.

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4 days ago

Case Mate Barely There Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Case Mate Barely There Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

True to its name this is one of the slimmest cases around for the Galaxy S5

 

Sometimes when you're shopping for a case for your new, often expensive smartphone, you want something that's going to offer ultimate protection. Sometimes you might want the complete opposite, and that's exactly what we've got here for the Samsung Galaxy S5 from Case Mate. The Barely There is, well, barely there.

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