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2 weeks ago

Sharp introduces two new series of Smart TVs with Android TV on-board

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The latest series of smart TV's from Sharp not only feature 4K technology in them, but also include Android TV on-board as well.

Sharp's latest TV lines, the UH30 and UE30, will be the first televisions from the company that include Android TV built-in. With sizes ranging from 60 to 80 inches, the inclusion of Android TV lets you watch shows, play games, and even listen to music with ease.

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2 weeks ago

How to use Content Lock on the LG G4

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With your phone staying unlocked in more places and around more of our gadgets, sometimes a simple PIN isn't quite enough.

There are pictures you don't want your kids to get into, and there are some documents that you don't want anyone to get into. While locking and encrypting your phone are steps in the right direction, if your phone tends to be out and unlocked around the people in your life — kids, spouses, coworkers and friends — then you may want something a little different for hiding your stuff.

To this end, LG provides Content Lock on many of its phones, including the LG G4. Content lock can hide specific types of content behind yet another passcode so that maybe, just maybe, the items you want to keep private will actually be private.

Let's get stealthy.

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2 weeks ago

Hotel Tonight introduces Escape and GeoRates to let you be spontaneous without draining your bank account

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Hotel Tonight has introduced Escape and GeoRates, two new features that will help users find overnight getaways at an even better deal than usual.

With work schedules becoming busier, and vacations getting harder to plan in advance, Hotel Tonight wants to make it easier and more affordable to book a spontaneous getaway without draining your bank account. With two new features, Escape and GeoRates, Hotel Tonight is making it even easier to find the best weekend getaways, while offering a new way to save some additional money on top of their already low rates.

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2 weeks ago

Dell Venue 10 7000 hands-on

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Dell Venue 10

Following on from the Venue 8, Dell's new 10-inch Android slate boasts high-end specs, depth-sensing cameras and a unique form factor.

One of the biggest Android tablet surprises of 2015 has been the Venue 8 7000 series, the super-thin tablet with a depth-sensing camera and a gorgeous display, which gets even better with Lollipop. Now the manufacturer's back with a second Android 5.0 slate, the 10.5-inch Venue 10 7000 series. Like its predecessor it eschews the traditional tablet form factor in favor of an unconventional handle/hinge design, while also running a high-end Intel processor with the chipmaker's RealSense 3D camera tech.

Sure, Dell's still terrible at naming most of its products, but we can't deny that the veteran PC maker is coming out with some interesting Android tablets this year. Head past the break for a closer look at Dell's latest 10-incher.

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2 weeks ago

How to move your Dropbox pictures over to Google Photos

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Dropbox and Google Photos

One of the biggest hurdles in moving to Google Photos is getting your old library uploaded from where it is now.

With the ubiquity of Dropbox throughout multiple platforms and its great automatic uploading from your phone and desktop, there's a decent chance you've used it to back up your photos. Whether you have a Dropbox folder structure with a defined hierarchy of categorization or several folders spread all about from various times, it's still going to be a hassle to drag-and-drop individual folders out of Dropbox and over to Google Photos.

Thankfully with just a few steps and a couple of desktop applications you can let your computer do the work for you, pulling images from Dropbox and then swiftly moving them up to Google Photos. We're going to show you how.

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2 weeks ago

Dell's ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet heads to India for ₹34,999

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Unveiled earlier this year, Dell's Venue 8 7000 Series tablet — specifically the Venue 8 7480 — has made its way to India for ₹34,999 ($549), with availability commencing from July.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile LG G4 getting a 'mandatory' stability update

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Owners of the LG G4 are currently receiving an update on T-Mobile. We've spotted a handful of reports over on our forum, as well as a few shots of the update notification. If you're rocking the latest flagship smartphone from LG, you may want to check for updates.

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2 weeks ago

ZTE smartphones and tablets will have AVG security software pre-installed

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New ZTE smartphones and tablets will be sold with AVG AntiVirus Pro pre-installed. The two companies have announced a new partnership to provide the popular security suite to consumers for free.

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2 weeks ago

European HTC One M9 update brings camera, battery and charging improvements

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HTC One M9

A big new firmware update for European HTC One M9 owners has started rolling out.

HTC's flagship One M9 has received its second major firmware update today, bringing the phone up to 1.40.401.5 in Europe. The over-the-air update aims to address some longstanding issues with the device, with improvements to the camera, battery life and tweaks to the way the phone charges.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile starts rolling out Lollipop update (once again) for the LG G3

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T-Mobile rolled out the Lollipop update for the LG G3 in April, which was later pulled for unknown reasons. The Uncarrier is now set to roll out the update once again, bringing the kernel version to Android 5.0.1.

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2 weeks ago

Location Aware Search lets you ask Google about places around you

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Voice search on your Android device just got a bit cooler with the addition of a new feature: Location Aware Search.

Though Google has yet to make a formal announcement, the company showed off a new feature for voice search on Android at an event in Paris. Called Location Aware Search, the feature clues search in on your location, allowing you to ask non-specific questions about nearby landmarks, such as "what is the name of this church" if you happen to be standing near one.

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2 weeks ago

Android 5.1 Lollipop may arrive for the 2013 Moto X in the coming weeks

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Android 5.1 Lollipop for the 2013 Moto X may arrive in a couple of weeks for U.S. owners.

Motorola's David Schuster took to Google Plus today to give an update on the progress of Android 5.1 Lollipop testing for the unlocked 2013 Moto X. In his post, Schuster says that, if testing goes well, the update may arrive within the coming weeks.

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2 weeks ago

This week's sidebar poll: Do you think Google is concerned with your privacy?

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Google privacy dashboard

Privacy is important. So is understanding how companies handle your private data.

There's been a bit of discussion (and a lot of FUD) about Google and your personal, private data lately. Phil did a great job here talking about the opinions you might be hearing, the reasons why they may have been formed, and most importantly, things to consider to make up your own mind. You should read it.

When you're finished reading, answer the poll and let's have a sane discussion in the comments.

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2 weeks ago

Check out the highlights from Google I/O 2015 in just over two minutes

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Check out some of the highlights from Google I/O 2015.

If you somehow missed out on Google I/O 2015, or just want to relive some of the highlights, Google has released a new video that will let you do just that.

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2 weeks ago

Using Periscope's notification settings

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Control over your notifications is a breeze with Periscope.

As phones and technology progress, so does the way we interact with them. One thing never changes though, and its the fact that we all like to have control over when our phones decide to tell us about things. Some of us like a notification for every interaction across social networks, and then there are those who only want to hear their phones go off for something of monumental importance.

It's definitely a pleasant surprise to see an app that takes its audience into consideration with where, and how their notification settings work. Getting there, and changing things within Periscope is about as simple and straightforward as it gets.

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