1 day ago

What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

Die, Upworthy, Die.

Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that actually give facts and allow the reader to choose whether to read the story.

Imagine that.

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1 day ago

Samsung's rumored circular Gear watch will challenge Moto 360, LG G Watch R


It looks like circular smartwatches are en vogue and Samsung is rumored to be working on its own round Gear watch. The circular smartwatch face has captured a lot of interest since Motorola had announced the Moto 360 due to its more natural aesthetics similar to traditional smartwatches and it looks like Samsung is not one to be left out of the action.

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1 day ago

Best Reddit apps for Android

Reddit is fun on Nexus 7 (2013)

Reddit calls itself the front page of the internet, but it's a little more difficult than that to define to outsiders. It's part social media, part news, and a big part entertainment. Despite Reddit's great and growing popularity, they still lack an official Android app, and so, just as we see with Twitter, there are dozens of clients you can use to upvote cat videos and Android rumors on the go. And among those dozens, here are the ones we at Android Central think are most worthy of your use.

So, without further ado, here are our top five Reddit apps for Android!

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1 day ago

Amazon will reportedly buy Twitch for over $1 billion [Update: It's official]


Update Twitch has now made the official announcement on their acquisition by Amazon via a post from their CEO Emmett Shear. He stated, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon's support we'll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." Amazon has also issued its own press release, stating that is it purchasing Twitch for $970 million in cash. It added that the acquisition will officially close sometime in the second half of 2014.

Original story Amazon may be about to make an end run around Google in a bid to purchase the Twitch.tv game video streaming service. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1 billion, according to an unnamed source.

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1 day ago

Volvo's 2015.5 lineup has standard features that can be controlled by your phone


Volvo (volvocars.com), the Swedish automaker, has just announced that their new 2015 models will include the company's Sensus connectivity and infotainment system as standard. This includes the 2015.5 Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S80, and XC70.

Volvo's Sensus Connect system includes smartphone connectivity through a free app called Volvo On Call. It's available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. What can you do with app? Let's take a look at the features.

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1 day ago

How to change apps on the LG G3 QuickCircle Case

LG G3 QuickCircle Case

The LG G3 QuickCircle Case is a fun little accessory that both protects your phone and gives you a bit of extra functionality via that porthole in the front. And with a tap and a swipe, you can easily go from seeing what time it is to using a few apps with the case still closed.

By default, LG loads you up with a handful of app shortcuts. But you can pick and chose as you like.

Here, now, is how to change which apps appear on the LG G3 QuickCircle Case.

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1 day ago

New version of Motorola Skip NFC clip outed by FCC filing


Motorola is preparing to release an updated version of the Skip, the NFC tag that allowed you to easily unlock your Moto X when kept near. The new Skip has made an appearance at the FCC, manual and all, and appears to be a triangular fob with rounded corners.

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1 day ago

Tasker tips and tricks

Some of my voice controls in Tasker. They're awesome

Another day, another task

We've covered Tasker and the very basics of how to use it, and now, it's time for you to start playing a little bit on your own. Think of Tasker as a toy as much as a tool and you can really let loose and have fun in it. Voice controls, plugins and a little ingenuity can turn your phone into your butler, your study buddy, and your best friend.

Now, today I'm just going to go over a few things that can help you pick a project you'd might like to do, or help you when you get stuck and the support communities aren't being responsive, which is admittedly rare.

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1 day ago

Reminder: You can win an HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition!

HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition

Just a quick reminder, folks, that we're giving away one of just 64 copies of the HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition. No. 1, in fact. The first of the bunch.

To enter: Hit up this forum thread, design your own M8 and post it for all to see. Be sure to follow the other instructions as well.

We'll be back Thursday with the finalists!

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2 days ago

How to link your bank account to Google Wallet

Google Wallet bank account hero image

Google Wallet makes it easy to use your bank account to pay — here's how to set it up

ACU — Google Wallet Google Wallet, as our very own Phil says, "was born from the idea that it should be easy to pay for things with your phone." Google Wallet does make that pretty easy, especially when you have your bank account linked to it.

I think of Google Wallet as acting like a debit or credit card sometimes, at least in the sense that it allows you to send and receive money to and from other businesses and individuals. It particularly acts this way if you transfer money to and from your Google Wallet Balance, which allows you to make purchases from some brick and mortar retailers that accept Google Wallet "tap and pay". A good number of online retailers also accept Google Wallet. All are made possible with your bank account linked to Google Wallet.

Here's what you need to do to set things up.

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