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1 week ago

Join in the Samsung Galaxy S6 UK hunt today to win one for yourself!

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Samsung is currently running a promotion across the UK to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S6. The company has hidden 8 devices in 8 UK cities. All you have to do is find 'em.

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1 week ago

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now available on U.S. carriers. Here's where to get them.

Samsung's newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now on sale at retail in the U.S. Following a pre-order period of a couple weeks, you can now walk into a store and leave with a GS6 — or place an order online and have it shipped out. If you are looking to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge the details by carrier are as follows.

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1 week ago

Office Remote lets you easily manage presentations from your Android device

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Microsoft's latest Android app gives you the ability to navigate PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, with your Android device acting as the controller.

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1 week ago

Crossy Road is now on Android TV

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If you've spent way too much time with your nose in a tablet or smartphone playing Crossy Road, don't read this. Close the tab, turn off the computer, leave the room, exit your house, lock the door and call a Realtor. (And, erm, forget you ever saw this headline.)

Crossy Road is now on your Android TV.

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1 week ago

U.S. versions of the HTC One M9 getting software update to match global models

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There are a few headlines going around this evening about a software update hitting the HTC One M9 that, among other things, brings about some camera updates. That's obviously a good thing in the case of the M9, which hasn't exactly left us overly impressed in the camera department.

But context is important here. This update is to bring U.S. models of the M9 in line with the software on the global version, HTC has told us (and others). And while folks should see an improvement in image processing after this update — just as we did three weeks ago on the global model we used in our review, and as we noted in the "About this review section" — we'd caution against believing that this is some magical update that will cure all that ailed us.

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1 week ago

Transformers: Battle Tactics brings Beast Wars characters into the fray in latest in-game event

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Mobile games publisher DeNA has announced the next in-game event for Transformers: Battle Tactics today — this time bringing Beast Wars characters into the fray.

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1 week ago

Jawbone to begin shipping UP3 on April 20, revises water resistance expectations

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Jawbone has announced today that its UP3 fitness tracker will finally begin shipping to pre-order customers in the US on April 20.

Though the UP3 was originally announced in November of last year, pre-order customers have been left waiting several months for the fitness tracker to ship. In a blog post today, Jawbone explained that the delay was mainly caused by issues with achieving consistent water resistance levels during manufacturing.

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1 week ago

The Walking Dead: No Man's Land mobile game delayed until fall 2015

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The Walking Dead: No Man's Land, an ambitious mobile game based on the hit AMC zombie TV series, will now be coming out this fall, instead of early 2015.

The news about the game and its delay comes as part of a new feature from Entertainment Weekly.

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1 week ago

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

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Android and Apple

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones.

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent raises several questions, not least how Apple might react to an Android-branded thing encroaching on its ecosystem. Will Cupertino block the companion app because it's Android Wear? Will the company throw up roadblocks simply because it's a competitor?

We'll examine these questions and more after the break. Read on.

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1 week ago

Google announces enterprise-focused Chrome Live event for April 22

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Google has announced Chrome Live, an online event that will focus on Chrome in the enterprise.

Chrome Live will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. EDT. It will focus not only on Chrome, but also Chrome OS devices like Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

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1 week ago

The ultimate guide to Android photography

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Android Photography

All you need to know about using the camera on your Android in one place.

For many people, the camera is one of the deciding factors when buying a new phone. Some phones have better cameras than others, but chances are the Android you have now (as well as the next one you buy) is capable of taking very nice pictures, once you learn a bit about how it works and ways to tweak the performance.

We have a full Android Photography hub filled with great articles about pictures and taking them with your Android, but we also wanted to group the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera in one place. You've found that place.

Have a look through this great set of tips — from beginner to expert — and get on the path to taking better pictures with your Android.

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1 week ago

Google said to be close to getting Android Wear watches to work with iPhones

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Sure, the Apple Watch is just around the corner, but that's not going to stop Google from continuing work on getting Android Wear to work with iOS.

It's been rumored and reported for a while now that Google was working to get Android Wear to be properly compatible with the iPhone, and it appears that they're rapidly approaching the point of actually seeing a release.

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1 week ago

The Galaxy S6 bloatware's not bad, it's just misunderstood

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Galaxy S6 applications

(Actually, it is bad. It's just that by the time you get to it, it's too late to really do anything about it.)

We hate bloatware. Let's stop mincing words. Most everyone hates it, and every time a new phone is released the topic comes up, because the folks making the phones and the carriers selling them all like to put "value-added" applications on the phone before they sell them. Some of these preloaded apps are useful to some of us, but those useful ones can just as easily be downloaded through Google Play by the people who actually want them. Heck, I install the same Yellow Pages app on my phone that AT&T forces on me. It's the forcing we all take issue with.

Recently, folks have been talking about the bloatware on the Galaxy S6 (and, yes, the edge model, too) and how you can't really remove it. While that's an issue of its own — once paid for you own the phone hardware — some are concerned about these apps taking away space for your own applications.

But it doesn't really work that way. We'll explain.

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1 week ago

Snapseed 2.0 adds new filters, tools, and non-destructive editing

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Photo editing app Snapseed has hit version 2.0, adding a number of new editing tools to help you get the most out of your photos.

Snapseed received its last major update in October 2013. Version 2.0 adds a number of new tools, including a non-destructive editing feature called Stacks.

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1 week ago

Amazon Prime Music Stations now available on Android

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Android users can now enjoy unlimited ad-free access to Amazon Prime Music Stations.

Amazon has made Prime Stations, part of the Prime Music platform, available for Android users. Members of Amazon Prime will now be able to get unlimited access to Prime Stations, which offers an ad-free internet radio.

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