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2 weeks ago

Link Bubble goes open source, to be rebranded as 'Brave'

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Link Bubble, a unique Android browser that was sold off by developer Chris Lacy late last year, is now open source after having received a number of updates in the past few months.

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2 weeks ago

Uber reportedly will launch food delivery app and service in 10 U.S. cities in March

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Uber is reportedly making big plans to expand its company from ride-sharing to food delivery. A new report claims that Uber will launch its UberEats app and food delivery service sometime in late March in 10 U.S. cities.

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2 weeks ago

HP introduces the rugged Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition for $199

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Chromebooks have found a huge audience in the U.S. in schools, and HP wants to join that trend with the launch of its new HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition. The latest Chromebook from the PC maker will be priced starting at $199 when it goes on sale later in January.

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2 weeks ago

No, developers can't delete your app review

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Google Play app review

Someone brought this up in our comments recently, and it's worth a quick mention here. As far as we know, there's no way for developers to delete your review of their app in Google Play. They can reply to your review, but not delete your review. And that makes sense for any number of reasons.

Developers do get a little extra information when you leave a review, however. And that's a good thing for when it comes to troubleshooting. In particular they'll receive:

  • Application version code: That's a separate, internal versioning system that you don't actually see in the app listing. (For instance the Android Central app is currently on version 50.)
  • Version name: This is the one you're more used to and see listed in Google Play. Currently we're on v2.3.7.
  • Device: Devs get the general model — "Nexus 6" — plus its individual codename, such as "shamu." As of the time of this writing there are more than 11,500 individual devices supported in Google Play. The Android Central app supports more than 9,700.
  • OS: The version of Android you're running. Android 5.1.
  • Screen density (dpi): In dots per inch, can help with troubleshooting and knowing which platform you're on.
  • Manufacturer: Samsung. Google. Whomever.
  • Native platform: This saves the dev from more guesswork. x86, armeabi-v7a, armeabi, etc.
  • OpenGL ES version: Again, helps with troubleshooting.
  • Device type: Phone? Tablet? Animal? Vegetable? Mineral?
  • Screen size: It's resolution, not size, but you get the idea.
  • Device language: English, Spanish, whatever. More info.

And here's what it looks like in the developer console.

That's it. A little bit of useful information when responding to reviews and troubleshooting problems. But nowhere is there a way to delete reviews.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung releases three new episodes of its Gone VR series, gives behind the scene look at production

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Samsung has unveiled more of its original VR content from its GONE series, with episodes three, four and five now available in Samsung Milk VR. Following the release of the first episodes in December which quickly rose to the top viewed pieces of Milk VR content, Samsung is back with three more episodes and a behind the scenes look at production.

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2 weeks ago

Choetech's USB-C cables are as low as $7 at Amazon with coupon code

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If you're still looking to add some more USB-C cables to your arsenal, you'll want to check out this deal from Choetech which drops them as low as $7 per cable. Choetech is offering savings on both the USB-A to USB-C as well as USB-C to USB-C cables in various lengths. You'll need to use a coupon code for the savings here, and the codes vary depending on which cable you are interested in.

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2 weeks ago

NextVR and FOX Sports partner to bring virtual reality to live championship boxing

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Virtual reality content continues to grow, and the latest partnership between NextVR and FOX Sports hopes to deliver championship boxing in VR. To achieve this, NextVR will be setting up multiple cameras around the ring, including ringside, which will help deliver a truly immersive experience. This experience will provide fighting fans the best seat possible, without even having to leave their house.

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2 weeks ago

Skype for Android now lets you open your documents in Microsoft Office

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Microsoft is adding a couple of new and useful features to its Skype messaging app for Android. The biggest new addition is the ability for users to open Word, PowerPoint or Excel file attachments from directly in the Skype app.

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2 weeks ago

MetroPCS takes aim at Sprint customers, will slash bills in half for those who switch

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T-Mobile is aiming at Sprint customers again, this time with a promotion for those who make the jump to its prepaid subsidiary, MetroPCS. Not only is MetroPCS looking to save you some cash on your monthly bill, but the carrier will also give you a free phone, up to a $50 value, when you bring your line over to its network. The promotion begins on January 21, and to take part all you have to do is visit your local MetroPCS location to get started.

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2 weeks ago

Panasonic announces the Android-powered DMC-CM10 camera, headed to Japan

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Panasonic is back again with another Android-powered camera, this time the DMC-CM10 which is destined for Japan. The design here may look rather familiar, as it is actually the same as Panasonic's CM1, which was both a camera and a phone in one. This time around, however, Panasonic has not included a phone inside.

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2 weeks ago

ASUS ZenFone Zoom to be exclusively available at B&H Photo in February for $399

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ASUS has announced that the ZenFone Zoom will finally be available for purchase in February, more than a year after it was first unveiled. The phone will be exclusively sold at B&H Photo with an unlocked price of $399. The ZenFone Zoom features a 5.5-inch Full HD display covered by Corning's Gorilla Glass 4. Inside, you'll find Intel's Atom Quad Core Z3580 paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus teams up with Henchman to deliver phones in London in under 60 minutes

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If you're in London and wish to purchase the OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X smartphones, you'll be able to take advantage of free concierge delivery by Henchman for one day only tomorrow. What's more is if your order isn't delivered within 60 minutes, you'll get the phone for free.

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2 weeks ago

LeTV rebrands as LeEco in India, debuts Le 1s and Le Max superphone

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China's LeTV has made its foray into the Indian market, rebranding as LeEco. The vendor has launched the Le 1s and Le Max "superphone" in the country, with the former set to go on sale starting February 2 and the latter from February 16. The company had previously showcased some of its lifestyle products at a press event hosted in New Delhi a couple of weeks ago.

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2 weeks ago

Vodafone's Tab speed 6 Android-powered tablet is now available

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Vodafone has announced that the company's newest Android-powered tablet, the Tab speed 6, is now available for purchase. This affordable tablet offers a 4G experience at a low price point, enabling you to pick one up for free on a £16 a month plan with 2GB of data, or just £125 on Pay As You Go if you do not wish to be locked into a contract.

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2 weeks ago

Weekly Poll: What kind of fitness tracking do you want in your life?

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Technology has given us the ability to keep better track of our workouts and daily fitness — even if it's just tracking the number of steps you take daily. So this week our question for you, is what kind of fitness tracking do you want in your life? Whether you have your eye on the new Fitbit Blaze, or the UA HealthBox or whether you've been using Google Fit on your smartphone for months, we want to know.

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