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1 week ago

Cyanogen releases official Cyanogen OS 12 update for Micromax Yureka

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Cyanogen is now pushing out their take on Lollipop, Cyanogen OS 12, for the Micromax Yureka.

Starting today owners of the Micromax Yureka will be able to update their devices to the official Cyanogen OS 12, bringing Lollipop to their devices. Cyanogen OS 12 is the companies take on Android 5.0 Lollipop, with some customization of course.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile ZTE Zmax sales halted because people keep trying to remove the non-removable battery

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Non-removable batteries are meant to stay in the device, but since people still want to try and remove it T-Mobile has deciced to stop selling the ZTE Zmax.

People love being able to remove batteries from their phones, and some will even do it when the battery is not meant to be removed. T-Mobile has put a stop to selling the ZTE Zmax for now because people are attempting to remove the battery that is meant to stay in the device.

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1 week ago

Find photos faster and type less with Bing's new image search

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Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on Android mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard.

Instead, users of browsers like Chrome or Firefox for Android can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups of suggestions that Microsoft calls "bubbles".

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1 week ago

Field Trip update lets you explore right from your wrist

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Android Wear support has been added to the exploration app Field Trip, bringing site information right to your wrist.

Field Trip, the popular exploration app from Google's Niantic Labs, has received an update which brings full Android Wear support to the app. With the new support users will be able to explore the areas around them right from their wrist. Cards describing nearby places will appear right on their smartwatch, so they won't have to take out their phones to see what's around.

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1 week ago

Galaxy S6 battery life bad? This update might help

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Update April 17, 2015: Now that we've got a day's worth of use under our belts, well, results are mixed as to whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery life is still bad, or whether it's improved. A number of folks in this forum thread believe that, indeed, they're seeing better results after Samsung updated its Push app. That's pretty much par for the course, especially when you're looking at things in this manner. We'll continue to keep an eye on this.

Original story: If your Samsung Galaxy S6 battery life has been less than impressive in these initial weeks, well, you're not alone. We've got any number of threads in our GS6 and GS6 edge forums that point to disappointing times before needing to recharge.

An update today from Samsung might help that.

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1 week ago

Yes, this is still the LG G4

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LG this morning on Facebook made official what LG (probably) outed over the weekend: This is the LG G4.

This marketing shot of a woman holding the G4 is the same as one used in that leaked G4 preview site, only from a different angle.

We do learn one new thing, however: the leather is apparently "vegetable-tanned."

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1 week ago

Cyanogen's Microsoft deal includes removable apps and 'contextual' suggestions

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As details emerge, the Cyanogen/Microsoft deal isn't nearly as cringeworthy as many originally suspected.

There aren't a whole lot of Android users out there who enjoy seeing the words "Microsoft apps included" when it comes to their devices — and this goes back a long, long way — and power users who use CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS are more likely than most to react negatively to that sort of partnership. As a result, news that Cyanogen and Microsoft are partnering to include Bing services, Outlook, and other apps on Cyanogen OS has caused a fair bit of teeth-gnashing and hand-wringing.

Given Microsoft's sordid history when it comes to Android and Samsung's decision to make Microsoft's apps disable-only on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, concern is well deserved.

After a brief email conversation with the folks at Cyanogen, however, some of that initial concern appears largely unwarranted. Here's what's up:

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1 week ago

any.do 3.0 is here, and we take this major update for spin

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When it comes to to-do apps, any.do has more than its share of proponents favoring its minimalist design. And any.do 3.0 — released today — takes that simplistic design and takes it even further.

The last time any.do rolled out a big update, it was focused on bringing in expanded functionality, with attachments and collaboration with other being the focus. That design was close to material, but now we're full-on minimalistic material design ... maybe a little bit too much so.

Today any.do 3.0 is available on Google Play. Let's take a look at it.

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1 week ago

Cyanogen teams up with Microsoft to offer bundled apps and services (Update)

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Cyanogen and Microsoft today announced a new partnership to bundle Microsoft apps and integrate various services with Cyanogen OS.

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1 week ago

Pac-Man, Q*bert, and Frogger to team up for upcoming Pixels mobile game

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Classic video game characters like Pac-Man, Q*bert, and Frogger will appear together in a single game for the first time with the release of the upcoming Pixels mobile game.

The game is based on the upcoming movie of the same name, where aliens invade the Earth using 80's video games as their avatars. A group of gamers are recruited to stop them, who are played by Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage.

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1 week ago

EE Power enables customers to swap out portable chargers in-store

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EE today announced the launch of EE Power, which provides customers with a free portable smartphone charger that can be swapped for a fully charged unit in-store.

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1 week ago

Indian companies withdraw from Facebook's Internet.org initiative on net neutrality grounds

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Indian travel portal Cleartrip and media conglomerates NDTV and Times Group have withdrawn support for Facebook's Internet.org program, citing net neutrality concerns.

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1 week ago

Amazon is giving away up to $105 worth of apps and games for free

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The latest Amazon Appstore giveaway includes popular utilities such as WolframAlpha, Runtastic PRO and games like Unmechanical and Osmos HD.

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1 week ago

Recon Instruments is finally shipping the Recon Jet Smart Glass

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Emails with tracking numbers and warehouse details have started hitting inboxes this week, signaling the end of an amazingly long wearable tech development cycle.

It's been hailed as one of the best Google Glass competitors out there, delayed, redesigned, delayed, redesigned again, delayed again, and at long last is ready to start shipping to folks who purchased one back in July 2013. Recon Instruments has been quite publicly developing a wearable computer to bring smarts to users who enjoy an active lifestyle for a while now, but their CEO remains convinced that everyone will agree it is well worth the wait to experience a Recon Jet.

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1 week ago

Live video streaming app Meerkat announces public beta on Android

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Meerkat — the app that allows you to broadcast live video to the web by integrating with your Twitter account — is now available on Android in beta form, with the company accepting beta testers to try out the app.

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