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1 week ago

Google+ now lets you display your stream on the TV via Chromecast

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The latest update to Google+ caught a few people by surprise today when it enabled a small Chromecast button in the interface, letting you toss your Google+ stream up to your TV. Though the Google Play changelog doesn't indicate the change, we're seeing a Chromecast button on our own devices and many other people are too.

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1 week ago

Google brings All Access to South and Central America

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Google has announced that it is expanding its All Access pass to South and Central America, giving select countries the ability to stream Google Play Music for a small monthly fee. In a Google+ blog post, Google says that All Access is now arriving in 9 new countries.

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1 week ago

Top 10 Chromebook tips and tricks

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If you love Chromebooks like we do you'll want to see these tips and tricks to make the most of them

Millions of people are using Chromebooks, but despite their simple and "for everyone" nature not every powerful feature is easy to access. Every Chromebook (or Chromebox) is a powerful tool that's just waiting to be used to its full potential, and once you know a few tricks you'll feel like you're getting even more value out of your inexpensive computer.

We're rounded up the top eight tips and tricks for you to try on your own Chromebook so you can start making the most of your machine. Read along and learn a thing or two about the computer you're using.

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1 week ago

The best Android launchers

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Launchers are the way Android users customize their smartphone and tablet experience. There's superficial stuff, like changing screen transitions, icons, and fonts, but the best Android launchers out there enable users to tweak the device's behaviour to suit their daily usage, so long as you're willing to put the time into defining those customizations.

If you're looking for a change of pace from the out-of-box experience, we've dug up the very best Android launchers out there. Take a look, and let us know what you think!

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1 week ago

Goat Simulator coming to wreck things soon on Android

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Goat Simulator, which began as a bit of a joke project from developer Coffee Stain Studios, is now heading to Android devices after a highly successful launch on the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

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1 week ago

Skylanders Trap Team launching on Android alongside console version

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Activision has announced that the next version of their hugely popular Skylanders game will be launching on Android, iPad, and consoles together on October 4. Progress made on the tablet version will carry over to the console version as well, if you're playing on multiple platforms. There will be a Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter pack available that includes a stand for your Android tablet, Bluetooth controller, two characters, two traps, and a display stand, though there's no word on how much that will cost.

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1 week ago

Win a OnePlus One from Android Central without having to do anything stupid or sexist

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We bought an extra OnePlus One. And we were going to have a fun little contest to give it away. But after today's shenanigans, screw it.

You can get the details on how to enter here.

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1 week ago

Box for Android updated with new Box Notes feature and more

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The enterprise-themed cloud storage service Box has announced an update for its Android app that adds support for its recently launched Box Notes feature, which lets users create, view, and edit notes to documents stored on the service. The update should start to roll out on the Google Play Store today.

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1 week ago

VSCO Cam review

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VSCO Cam

A great photo editing app awaits you at the top of a steep learning curve

There are an uncountable number of photo editing apps available today, each with their own experience, editing tools and social engagement mechanisms. There are the big names like Instagram, Snapseed and Photoshop — but another app with a passionate following for a long time on iOS called VSCO Cam (derived from the name "Visual Supply Co") is also now thrown into the mix on Android.

In a world where Instagram has lost a bit of its "cool" factor among the more artistic and photography-focused users out there, VSCO Cam is a really great option. Though with a potentially over-simplified and tough-to-grasp interface, getting acquainted with this app definitely takes some time. Read along for our full review of VSCO Cam on Android.

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1 week ago

Amzer Flip Case with Swipe Window for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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A fantastic value for money way to protect your Galaxy S5

 

If you're serious about keeping your Samsung Galaxy S5 in good condition, then you might well have considered a flip case. The added protection you get from having a physical cover over the screen when it's in your pocket or bag can be worth suffering through some mild inconvenience for. They don't need to cost the earth, either, as this effort from Amzer proves.

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