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Gmail offers new tools to put email security in your hands

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Google is adding a couple of new features to Gmail on the web this week that will help make your email experience safer. The first is a new notification when you're sending an email to a service that doesn't use TLS encryption, the second warns you when an email can't be authenticated.

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2 days ago

Audible picks up Android Auto support for road trip-worthy audiobooks

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Audible has been updated for Android with the inclusion of Android Auto support. This will enable the app to run through audiobooks while you focus on the road ahead of your vehicle. We took a look at the app in beta back in November, praising Audible for the experience that simply works.

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2 days ago

Protect and show off your Galaxy S6 with the Unicorn Beetle hybrid clear case

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The Unicorn Beetle hybrid case offers as much grip as it does protection for the Samsung Galaxy S6 while staying relatively clear.

As one of our favorite clear cases for the Galaxy S6, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle hybrid cover is more than your average hard case. It sports both a durable polycarbonate and TPU bumper that not only keep a clear design, but also do a great job at protecting against those grim impacts.

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2 days ago

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rolling out now for the LG G4 on AT&T

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If you happen to own the AT&T variant of the LG G4, model H810, you'll definitely want to check for available updates as Marshmallow is now rolling out to the handset. It's available over-the-air so it should simply be a case of checking for updates in the Settings and fetching a beverage.

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to sport 3,600mAh battery, FCC says

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It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will have quite a large battery, according to FCC documentation. It seems that the phone will sport a 3,600mAh battery, a large increase over the 2,600mAh battery found in last year's Galaxy S6 edge. This information comes from the FCC's label location document, which details where a device's FCC certification ID will be placed. The FCC e-label for the Galaxy S7 edge will be found on the device's Battery info screen.

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2 days ago

Honor shares the love for Valentine's Day in the UK with special Honor 7 and 5X bundles

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Honor has announced some new romantic bundles for both the Honor 7 and Honor 5X ahead of Valentine's Day in the UK. The company has released some special bundles, which are available on vMall. Should you be after either smartphone, there are some goodies on offer that will be packaged alongside the handset.

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2 days ago

Adblock Fast returns to the Google Play Store

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Adblock Fast, an ad blocker built to work with Samsung's ad blocking API, is back on the Google Play Store following its removal last week. Google reversed its decision late last week following an appeal by developer Rocketship.

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2 days ago

HTC celebrates Valentine's Day by knocking 40 percent off the Nexus 9

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HTC is preparing to celebrate Valentine's Day by offering a massive 40 percent off the Nexus 9. Should you be looking to treat your loved one to a brand new tablet, picking up the Nexus 9 for only $239 may be an ideal option to really make the upcoming day that little bit more special.

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2 days ago

Russia's Internet czar looks to squeeze more taxes from Google Play and App Store

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One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's top advisors is looking to raise taxes on digital purchases made in the Google Play Store, along with Apple's iTunes and App Stores. German Klimenko, a Russian businessman, and the recently-appointed Internet czar for the country, is calling for an increased value-added tax (VAT) of up to 18 percent to be applied to digital purchases. The proposal would impact not just Apple and Google, but other non-Russian companies as well.

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2 days ago

How to use multiple accounts in Instagram for Android

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Instagram multiple accounts

Instagram finally has added the ability to easily switch from one account to another without logging out, making life — or at least our social media life — easier for those of us who run Android blogs, have personable pets or suffer from alter egos.

And it's a pretty simple measure. Here's how to set things up to use multiple accounts on Android.

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2 days ago

Weekly Poll Followup: Battery monitoring is best with a percentage

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Last week we asked How you prefer to monitor your battery. As important as our phones have become in day to day life, if you run out of juice then you're not going to be using it for much. There are a few different ways to monitor the battery life on your phone, and we wanted to know how you prefer to do just that.

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2 days ago

Uber tries to get along with black cab drivers in London by letting them use the app for free

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Uber has published a new blog post on the company website detailing how both Uber and black cab drivers in London can coexist and get along just fine. Said drivers will now be able to fire up the Uber app and utilize the Taxi option to connect to paying customers, without paying out a service fee for the first year of use.

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2 days ago

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge official accessories and wallpapers leak, 2700mAh 'Backpack Case' inbound

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It looks like Samsung's official list of accessories for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge will be similar to what the vendor offered with earlier flagships, with a few interesting additions, such as a "Backpack Case" for €89, which will feature a 2700mAh battery along with a wireless charging kit. You'll be able to choose from several flip cover cases as well as standard clear and leather-backed cases, as well as a keyboard cover that will likely be along the same lines as what we've seen on offer with the Galaxy Note 5.

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2 days ago

Google now offers flood alerts in India

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Following the devastating floods in Chennai in December, Google has announced that it is adding flood alerts to Google Public Alerts in India. The search giant is collaborating with India's Central Water Commission (CWC), which actively monitors river levels from 175 flood forecasting stations located all over the country.

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2 days ago

Indian import listings reveal 'waterproof' components for the Galaxy S7, S7 edge

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Last month, rumors suggested that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge would offer water resistance. It looks like that may well be the case, according to listings on India's import/export tracking site Zauba. The site has listed numerous waterproof components making their way to the country, such as a waterproof mic and SIM tray, along with conductive gasket tape for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

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