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18 hours ago

How to block app notifications in Android Wear

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Block Android apps in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch

If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360 — any wearable device, really — it's which notifications are important, and which ones you merely brush aside without thinking twice. On your watch, however, those otherwise ignored alerts are quickly magnified, taking up valuable time and head space. You're going to want to pare things down.

The good news is that it's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear device. A blacklist, if you will.

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18 hours ago

Pinterest app updated with a new design and more

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The Pinterest Android app has a new design for its many users to check out, thanks to its just released version 4.0 update that also has some under-the-hood performance improvements.

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19 hours ago

Going for a walk with the $13 Xiaomi MiBand

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Xiaomi MiBand

Who needs an expensive fitness band?

$13. That's how much the Xiaomi MiBand costs. Or it would if you could walk into a shop in China and buy one. But what is it? Xiaomi isn't a company we're overly familiar with in Europe and North America but its best known for its MIUI custom version of Android and for its smartphones. But this is neither of those, this is one of the lowest priced fitness trackers that money can buy.

We've managed to get hold of one and we'll be doing up a proper review in due course, but read on for a few first impressions.

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19 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 25

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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19 hours ago

Rugged Kyocera DuraForce goes on sale from US Cellular on Wednesday

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After launching earlier this month on AT&T, US Cellular says it will begin selling the rugged Kyocera DuraForce on Wednesday, November 26. The carrier will price the smartphone at $99 with a two year contract.

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20 hours ago

Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go and more add support for Chromecast

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Chromecast support has now been added for a number of streaming video apps, including several cable TV services such as Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon and EPIX.

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20 hours ago

Sony SmartWatch 3 review

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Sony SmartWatch 3

Android Wear gains standalone GPS in a watch that mostly favors function over form

When it comes to smartwatches, you can sort of break things down into three camps. There's the rubber strap crowd — functional, but not all that stylish. There's leather, which classes things up a good bit but doesn't necessarily work on every watch. And then there's those who prefer a steel bracelet.

I've very much found myself in that latter group. Living in a humid climate, leather just tended to stick to my arm more than I preferred. And rubber was fine, but I wanted something looked a little better.

So I was a little surprised by how much I've enjoyed wearing the Sony SmartWatch 3.

As the name implies, it's the third smartwatch from Sony, and its first to run Android Wear. And it actually marks the start of what we'd consider to be Version 1.5 of the Android wear era.

And this, now, is our Sony SmartWatch 3 review.

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20 hours ago

Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

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Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its trademarks when it named its music streaming service Milk Music.

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21 hours ago

Samsung will reportedly shut down its ChatOn messaging service

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As part of Samsung's overall restructuring plans that were revealed earlier this week, a new report says that the company will shut down its ChatOn messaging service.

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23 hours ago

Cricket Wireless will cut Galaxy S4 and S5 prices by 50% on Cyber Monday

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Cricket Wireless will cut the price of its Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 smartphones by 50 percent on its website as a special Cyber Monday sale on December 1. This is on top of the price reductions it announced for several other Android smartphones earlier in November.

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1 day ago

Google makes it easier for you to see all the devices connected to your account

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After adding functionality to its search client yesterday, Google is rolling out a new security-oriented feature that lets you see all the devices connected to your account. The Devices and Activities tab, which is accessible via your account's security settings, gives an overview of all the gadgets you're currently logged into with your Google account.

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1 day ago

Amazon expands its PickUp service to include over 10,000 Post Offices in the UK

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Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a nearby location where they can conveniently pick up the order without hassle.

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1 day ago

Media Browser for Android updated with Connect support

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The Media Browser team have announced an update for Android that brings the same features offered by the recent Windows Phone build. This latest release introduces support for Media Browser Connect, offering easier access to home servers without having to mess around with IP addresses. Not only is it now more convenient to access owned servers, but the team have also made it so server owners can easily share access with others.

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1 day ago

Sony looking to trim smartphone lineup in a bid to return to profits

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With a projected loss of $2.1 billion for the financial year, Sony is facing a struggle in the smartphone segment. In its bid to return to profitability, the manufacturer has stated that it will undertake a reduction in its smartphone and TV lineups over the coming years. Sony will instead focus its attention on the imaging segment – where its sensors are used in a plethora of high-end devices like the Galaxy Note 4 – to turn an overall profit over the next three years.

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1 day ago

Samsung's metal-clad Galaxy A5 is now available in China

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Samsung has commenced selling the Galaxy A5 in China. Consumers in the region will be able to pick up the new smartphone from Samsung's official store for 2,599 CNY (around $420). The manufacturer announced the new Galaxy A5 alongside the A3 back in October, offering new metal unibody experiences aimed at a younger audience.

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