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2 weeks ago

How to take a screenshot on your Android Wear device

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Android Wear

Taking a screenshot with Android Wear is easier than you'd think.

It used to be that taking a screenshot on Android Wear could be a real hassle. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Taking a screenshot of your smartwatch is super simple, and just requires you to have the Android Wear app open on your phone. We're gonna walk you through it step by step, so that you can grab one whenever you need it.

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2 weeks ago

Google offers 20% discount on Nexus Live Cases for Father's Day

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It looks like Google has a little more in store for Father's Day, as the Google Store is currently offering 20% off Live Cases for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to mark the occasion.

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2 weeks ago

You can now get your Periscope broadcast started right from Twitter's app

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People can now launch live broadcasts on Twitter-owned Periscope directly from the Twitter mobile app on Android and iOS. Doing so is as simple as heading to the compose screen, tapping the camera icon, and selecting the Live option.

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2 weeks ago

Here's how you can play Facebook Messenger's hidden soccer game

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Facebook Messenger is back with another hidden gem of a game, this time allowing you to kick (or poke) a soccer ball around with friends.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab E and On5 headed for T-Mobile later in June

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T-Mobile is gearing up to launch two more Samsung devices later in June with the Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy On5.

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2 weeks ago

You can score a sweet deal on the Nexus 6 at eBay right now!

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Right now you can pick up a refurbished Nexus 6 from eBay for just $180. While not being new units, the condition is listed as excellent and they shouldn't show signs of wear and usage. If you are looking for a great deal on an Android N-ready phone, this may be the deal for you.

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2 weeks ago

Best Chrome extensions for social media

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Best Chrome extensions for social media

Become a social media star with these great Chrome extensions!

Whether you spend hours upon hours on social media each day or just check in once in a while, Chrome has a plethora of extensions you can use with popular social media platforms to enhance your experience.

Giphy

Having the perfect reaction GIF at the ready is no easy task; luckily for you, Giphy can help!

The extension is simple to use. Anytime you need a GIF to express your feelings or spice up a social media post, all do is open the extension and search Giphy's entire library of GIFs via keywords. When you find the perfect GIF, Giphy will copy the link for you so you can quickly paste it wherever you want!

via GIPHY


See at Chrome Web Store

Toolkit for Facebook

Facebook is always tweaking their algorithms, which typically end up make it more difficult to see the content your friends post. Toolkit for Facebook is the perfect extension to help if you've liked too many pages and find your news feed has gotten too cluttered.

Toolkit's removal tools are an excellent way to clean up your Facebook News Feed and get back to seeing the posts you care most about. With a few clicks of the mouse you can easily clean up your account. Unlike all Facebook pages, unfriend all your friends, delete all comments left on a post, and even unfollow all Facebook groups. Just these tools alone can clean up your Facebook experience.

On top of its removal tools, Toolkit also makes it easier to answer all your friend requests at once — providing you want to either accept or decline all of them.

Toolkit for Facebook has a paid premium version with even more options for you to choose from, but the free version will serve the average person very well.


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Easy Twitter

Easy Twitter

When it comes browsing the internet in Chrome, you can totally get lost with too many tabs open at once.

Easy Twitter allows you to keep an eye on your Twitter feed by breaking it out into a separate window which constantly refreshes with new tweets, making it easy to keep an eye on all your followers while you are browsing on other sites.

The cool thing about Easy Twitter is it runs a mobile version of Twitter, which allows the extension to take up the least amount computing power possible.

Easy Twitter can do everything Twitter can do, so you don't have to worry about missing out on anything important.

See at Chrome Web Store

goo.gl URL Shortner

goo.gl URL Shortner

Goo.gl URL shortener is another simple, yet useful extension that allows you to shorten any link in your browser.

Using this extension and easily keep within Twitter's 140 character limit; with one simple click you can shorten any URL that you can copy and paste and share. Not only will it help you with character limits, but it also makes Facebook posts or even emails look tidy.


See at Chrome Web Store

RiteTag

RiteTag

If you want to be a social media powerhouse, then RiteTag can help you get noticed.

RiteTag is designed to help you hashtag better, by offering you suggestions of which hashtags to use and showing you stats on how well a hashtag is trending.

You simply log in to your Twitter or Facebook account, click on the RiteTag extension, and then start typing. Your social media posts will be receiving more eyeballs before you know it.


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Share on Twitter

Share on Twitter

Are you a big Twitter user? The Share on Twitter extension gives you the ability to right-click on any link or image you find on the internet and instantly tweet it. You will save time and your friends will love keeping up with you as you move across the broad internet landscape.

See at Chrome Web Store


How to you enhance your social media experience?

With so many extensions for Chrome available, we want to know which ones you use! Leave us a comment below!

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2 weeks ago

Pokémon Go will let everyone catch 'em all in July

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Pokémon Go, the upcoming augmented reality game for Android and iOS, will be coming in July. As revealed during Nintendo's E3 livestream, Pokémon Go Plus wearable device that allows you to play the game without taking out your phone will be available for $34.99.

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2 weeks ago

Pinterest snaps up the team behind keyboard app Fleksy

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Pinterest has announced that it is acquiring the team behind third-party keyboard app Fleksy.

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2 weeks ago

Android N: Namey McNameface Easter egg graces Dev. Preview 4

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Namey McNameface

Google's not ready to unveil the name of the next release just yet. In the meantime, a subtle troll.

You didn't really expect Google to out the real name for Android N in a developer preview Easter egg, did you?

In any case, tap the "Android N" graphic under Settings > About phone on the latest N preview, and "Namey McNameface" appears. It's a reference back to a joke at this year's Google I/O keynote based on popular polar vessel Boaty McBoatface. Because why not?

More real, actual news from the fourth Android N dev preview over here.

Android Nougat

Android N (currently in Developer Preview status) is now Android Nougat! It's the 12th nicknamed version of Android and will be released to the public in the fall of 2016. Here's everything you need to know so far!

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2 weeks ago

Android N Developer Preview 4 now live, devs can now target N APIs on Google Play

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Google has just made the fourth Android N Developer Preview available for download. This update includes a final set of APIs so developers can begin compiling their apps and publish them in Google Play. Developers will also be able to run alpha and beta tests of these apps that target API 24 through Google Play if they wish.

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2 weeks ago

The best Android phones of 2016

If you're looking for a new Android phone and you're shooting for the top, this is the place to start.

One of the strengths of the Android ecosystem is the diversity of smartphones to choose from. If you can't find a suitable Android phone to meet your needs and desires, then such a phone may not exist at all.

But while there's a lot of stuff to choose from, it can also be tough to find out what's the best one for you. And that's where we come in.

If you're looking for the very best Android phones available right now, then look no further.

New for June 2016: The OnePlus 3 has joined the list, and we've dropped the Moto X Pure Edition and LG V10.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes to Canada for $250

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After a short waiting period, Samsung's Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable is now available in Canada for $249.99.

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2 weeks ago

Huawei saw 2.6 million P9 shipments in first six weeks

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Huawei has announced that its P9 and P9 Plus smartphone have seen shipments of 2.6 million units in their first six weeks of availability. This represents growth of 130% over the P8, and Huawei now claims 8.5% of the global smartphone market.

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2 weeks ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 update brings audio quality boost and June security patches

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