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1 week ago

Gallery or Photos for Android, which should you use?

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Choices, choices, choices. Gallery apps give us plenty of choices.

Gallery apps are something most of us take for granted.

Google has shipped Google+ Photos as the only gallery app on Nexus phones, but for the most part your phone still comes with both Photos and a gallery app from your manufacturer. Some might see this as bloatware, but there are things that Photos does well. There are also things that are easier (and maybe better) done in a more traditional Gallery.

So, which one should you be using?

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1 week ago

New boot animation shown off for Cyanogen OS

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The team over at Cyanogen has been hard at work creating an alternate Android, and they have just shown off the new boot animation that will come along with Cyanogen OS going forward.

Along with baking in a new email client in Cyanogen OS 12 the team has created an all new boot animation. The new animation goes for a clean and simple approach instead of a flashy one like we have seen in the past.

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1 week ago

Neptune Suite hits Indiegogo, wants to turn your wrist into an information hub

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In many cases the devices that we put on our wrists are simply add-ons to the main device we carry daily, our phone. Neptune wants to change the way we think of this with their latest Indiegogo campaign for the Neptune Suite.

What Neptune has done different here is make the wearable the hub where all the information originates by putting the cellular radio inside. Under the hood of the band you will find a quad-core processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and radios for 3G/LTE, making this your mobile phone replacement.

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1 week ago

Motorola Gallery updated with Material Design tweaks, new sorting options

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Motorola Gallery has snagged an update today that brings some UI tweaks, along with a couple of new options to sort your camera roll.

Today's update brings a new, flatter icon that is heavily inspired by Material Design. In addition, the update brings some new sorting options for the camera roll, along with some UI tweaks for the Highlight Reel.

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1 week ago

New LG G Flex 2 owners, how are you getting on with the phone?

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LG G Flex 2

With the LG G Flex 2 now available in on both sides of the pond, it's time for some first impressions.

Announced at CES and launched in Korea a month later, the LG G Flex 2 has taken its time coming to the rest of the world. However with last week's launch on Sprint in the U.S. and various carriers in the UK, LG's latest flexy phone is finally making its Western debut. So how has it been treating you?

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1 week ago

Samsung Gear VR used to live stream the birth of a child to his father

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The Samsung Gear VR headset was used recently by a father in Australia to view the live birth of his son while he was over 2,400 miles away.

The Gear VR virtual reality headset was the center of this long distance bonding for Jason Larke, a contract electrical engineer. His job kept him from being at the hospital where his wife Alison was giving birth to their third child.

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1 week ago

Sprint bundles Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab 4 in new $100/month plan

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Sprint has just announced a new plan that will bundle the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab 4 together, bringing lots of data for one low monthly payment.

In their latest attempt to win more customers over, Sprint has just announced that for only $100 a month you can get unlimited talk, text, and data on a the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as 2GB of data on a Galaxy Tab 4.

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1 week ago

YouTube replacing in-video annotations with new Cards format

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Google has announced that it will slowly begin replacing annotations in YouTube videos with a new Cards format, which is designed to work on both desktop and mobile platforms.

Google said they heard from YouTube video creators they wanted more flexibility with the information shown during annotations, along with mobile support. The new Cards are the company's solution to those issues.

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1 week ago

Save up to 47% on SanDisk memory products at Amazon US

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Storing media requires more than just internal memory, especially when SD slots are available on various products. Amazon US currently has a sale under way where you could save up to 47% on SanDisk memory products for today only.

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1 week ago

The best Android apps for March Madness

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Trying to follow basketball can make your head spin.

March in America means spring break, St. Patrick's Day, and the NCAA college basketball tournament.

They may say that baseball is America's pastime, but even during the World Series those fan don't get as certifiably insane as hoops fans do during the spring sideshow we call March Madness. And it's back.

It's time to pick your bracket, make a list of excuses for your boss and ready your Android phone and tablet for the tournament. As much as we would all love to just take a hiatus from life and spend the next three weeks in front of a massive wall of television screens, there's just no way that happens unless you're either insanely rich, unemployed, or you're paid to do it. And even then, what fun is just watching the game when you have trash-talking to do and stats to keep up with?

Huddle up, gang, and let's get ready.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile now gives you rollover data on Simple Choice prepaid plans with Data Stash

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T-Mobile previously announced Data Stash for postpaid plans only, but now the un-carrier is bringing the same feature to prepaid customers too.

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1 week ago

Niantic Labs announces beta for their latest AR game Endgame: Proving Ground

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Niantic Labs, the Google company well known for Ingress, has just announced their most recent title, Endgame: Proving Ground.

Early last year we heard of a partnership between James Frey and Niantic to bring his newest book series to life in an Augmented Reality game. Niantic has had great success with Ingress over the past two years as users from over 200 countries have joined in the game play.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini launching onto AT&T on March 20

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is coming to AT&T on Friday, March 20. The downsized version of the 2014 Samsung flagship will run $428.99, or as little as $14.30/month.

Sure, it's not quite as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S5, and it's obviously not as big, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 is right around the corner, but that doesn't mean the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini should be beyond consideration if those two are just too big for you.

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1 week ago

U.S. to get some HTC One M9 info on Wednesday

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We've already poured some 3,000 words into the HTC One M9 in our massive preview post, but there's still been a pretty large variable missing from that equation: Availability. Looks like we might finally get that answer — at least in the United States — on Wednesday, according to HTC's Jason Mackenzie.

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1 week ago

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact finally receiving Lollipop in select regions

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The Lollipop update is currently rolling out to the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. Firmware version 23.1.A.0.690 is hitting the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company originally planned to release Lollipop for the smartphones last month, so while they've overshot their promise, we're glad it has finally arrived in select markets.

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