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4 days ago

How to use multiple accounts in Instagram for Android

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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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 days ago

Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro 2 takes smartphone gaming to the next level

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After the launch of the Evo Gamepad Pro in August last year, Amkette, an Indian lifestyle technology brand, has introduced an upgraded version of its wireless Bluetooth controller for Android smartphones, the Evo Gamepad Pro 2.

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4 days ago

India's telecom regulator bans Free Basics in the country

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India's telecom regulatory authority TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has effectively banned Free Basics in the country, following its verdict on differential pricing. Facebook's zero-rated service has been criticized by net neutrality advocates in recent months for providing free access to a limited set of services.

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4 days ago

Google once again offering 2GB of free Drive storage for securing your account

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To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is once again offering free 2GB of Drive storage for reviewing your account's security settings. The Security Checkup gives you an overview of the devices connected to your Google account, recent login activity, your recovery email address and phone numbers, account permissions across websites and services, app passwords, and two-factor authentication settings.

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4 days ago

Google CEO Sundar Pichai nets big payday with $199 million stock grant

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As revealed by a recent SEC filing, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was awarded the equivalent of $199 million in stock.

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5 days ago

1Password for Android gets Material Design overhaul, fingerprint unlock and more

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Popular password manager 1Password has received a big update for Android, bringing along a redesigned interface, fingerprint unlock support and much more.

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5 days ago

We've got 50 MERCENARY watch face codes for some Deadpool-happy themers!

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Earlier today, we shared our Deadpool theme with you, and now it's time for you to try your hand at it! Thanks to developer "Tha PHLASH", we have 50 codes for his brand-new MERCENARY watch face to give away to you, our most adventurous readers.

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5 days ago

MLG's GameBattles app lets you track your eSports stats on the go

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Major League Gaming (MLG) has launched the official GameBattles app on Android, allowing players to track their eSports stats and more on the go.

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5 days ago

From the forums: Does Doze interfere with Android Device Manager?

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Of all the features to come to Android with the 6.0 update, Doze is easily the most discussed. Some love it, claiming massive strides in battery performance during the day. Others aren't quite so pleased with the service, and complaints of missed messages and third-party app features breaking are often cited as why. Based on our own testing here at Android Central, we can tell you Doze is far from perfect. While the battery optimization when you aren't using your phone is clearly there, there are occasions where phones drift into Doze when they shouldn't and messages don't arrive until the phone wakes back up.

These concerns prompted one member of our forums to ask what happens to the more important features in Android, specifically Android Device Manager, when Doze is doing its thing.

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5 days ago

Huawei GX8 now available online from Huawei and Best Buy for $349

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Huawei's latest U.S. smartphone, the GX8, is now available for purchase from both Huawei and Best Buy's online store for $349. This 5.5-inch smartphone is Huawei's most recent addition to its U.S. lineup, following behind the Nexus 6P and the recent launch of the Honor 5X from its Honor sub-brand.

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