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Weekly Photo Contest: Fragment

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Image created with Fragment

Check out a new photo app still in beta, and enter to win one of two Nexus 7s

We're keeping our weekly photo contests rolling right along as usual, but we're doing things a little differently this week. In typical fashion we're providing you with a prompt and offering up some great prizes for your entries, with the small twist that the folks at Pixite are offering everyone an awesome tool to help them with their entries — a beta track release of their photo app, Fragment, that's coming to Android very soon. This week's prompt is "fragment" (or fragmentation, run with it) — and we can't wait to see what you do with that idea.

While creating photos with the Fragment app is in no way required to win this contest, we think you'll enjoy having the opportunity to get in on the beta group before the app is available to everyone. Head to this beta group for Fragment and apply to join. Once accepted (you'll be notified in Google+ and by email), you can head to the Play Store and buy Fragment for just $1.99 and check it out before it's been released on Android.

Our friends over at Pixite are offering up some big prizes this week. To celebrate the launching of Fragment on Android, two winners this week will be taking home a Nexus 7 tablet.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (August 19) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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1 week ago

Samsung mocks iPhone wall-huggers with Galaxy S5 airport ad campaign

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Samsung is throwing another jab at iPhone users by extending its wall-hugger ad campaign. This time, the campaign takes place at select airports across the U.S. where Samsung is placing its wall-hugger decals right around airport wall outlets. Highlighting the new Ultra Power Saving Mode of its latest Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone, the wall decals tell users, presumably of the iPhone and competing smartphone brands, that the Galaxy S5 has a battery battery life.

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1 week ago

Tasker review: The thing you need to do all the things

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Tasker is a wonderful app to have in your toolbox

In an expanding market of automation apps, Tasker is still tops

Android is an enigmatic and wondrous ecosystem in which many, many things are possible. Unfortunately, many of those things aren't possible out of the box. That's where automation apps like Tasker come in.

Tasker helps our supposedly smart smartphones do more for themselves, and do more for us. Tasker is the duct tape that many of us use to bind apps and sensors together into many wacky inventions. Like duct tape it cannot fix everything, nor is it the easiest substance to work with, but almost every house has duct tape, and almost every serious Android user should have Tasker in their back pocket — or wherever they keep their phone.

Let's take a deeper dive into Tasker.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be CREDO Mobile's first tablet

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A small mobile virtual network operator, CREDO Mobile, has sent over word that they will begin selling their first ever tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, sometime in September.

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1 week ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Paper' winners!

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It's time to show off the winners of yet another weekly photo contest, this time highlighting two great photos in our "paper" contest. It looks as though some people were fighting to find some inspiration in a rather narrow prompt, but the end result was a couple full pages of great entires.

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1 week ago

Google and HP looking to bring Android's Google Now to Enterprise

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Google and HP are reportedly looking at bring the power and functionality of Android's Google Now digital assistant to small and medium sized businesses (SMB) and enterprise alike. The talks apparently began a year ago but nothing really came of them. However, with the recently announced Apple + IBM deal everything seems to be moving again. So, how will it work?

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1 week ago

Connectedly: The best smart lights for your home

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We took a look at some of the top smart lighting solutions on the market right now and crowned an overall winner based on price, ease of use and overall lifespan.

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1 week ago

Gear Fit and Gear 2 users can now connect with Endomondo

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Endomondo announced today that their popular fitness tracking app can now connect with the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2. Using a compatible Samsung device, you'll be able to start, stop, and pause workouts, view distance data, exercise time, burned calories and more. There is built-in support for the Gear 2 heart-rate monitor as well.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile will throttle data on unlimited LTE users if data is used for P2P sharing

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A new report says that T-Mobile will soon begin to throttle data speeds for customers who are signed up on its unlimited LTE plans if they see that the data is being used to access peer-to-peer file sharing networks, enforcing their customer terms & conditions.

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1 week ago

Field Trip makes travel information conveniently available in Google Now

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Field Trip, the location-based information app by Google's Niantic Labs, has been updated with support for Google Now on Android phones and tablets. This means that when you show up at a new place all the interesting details about that place are ready and waiting for you to access, right in that convenient, card-based interface.

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