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2 days ago

Casey Neistat's social video app Beme comes to Android

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Beme, a social video app that was launched by popular YouTuber Casey Neistat on iOS in 2015, is now available on Android.

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3 days ago

It turns out the camera on your phone matters

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In last week's poll we asked how important the camera on your phone was. Many people always carry around their phone, and primarily use the camera there. That means that deciding whether the camera on your phone matters will directly impact how awesome all of your photos look. Trying to decide how much the camera on your phone matters can be difficult when faced with choices, but it's worth thinking about.

First place was snatched up by "Very important" snatching up a respectable 58.6 percent. "Kind of important" took second place, with 25.18 percent of the vote. "Not particularly important" managed to take third place with 8.81 percent of the vote. In fourth place, with 3.45 percent of the vote was "not very important", followed by "Not important" in last place with only 2.96 percent of the vote.

Is there something more important than the camera on your phone? Be sure to pop into the comments and let us know!

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3 days ago

Android app pirate pleads guilty to criminal copyright infringement

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An individual involved in running third-party Android app marketplace Applanet has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced.

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3 days ago

Fit more on your Galaxy S7's screen with condensed mode

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Galaxy S7 condensed mode

With a new software update, Samsung lets you increase your GS7's information density dramatically — at the expense of one or two things looking a little weird.

Phones are getting bigger with each release cycle, but new devices don't always let us see more stuff on the screen at once. This is an issue Samsung has attempted to solve with a new addition to the Galaxy S7 series: "display scaling." Simply put, this lets you not only adjust the size of fonts — as Samsung phones have for some time — but the way the entire user interface is scaled.

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3 days ago

Moto X Pure Edition is just $300 at Motorola until May 9

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Motorola is selling the unlocked Moto X Pure Edition smartphone for $299.99, a $100 discount from its normal price. The sale lasts until Monday, May 9.

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3 days ago

Big Google Keyboard update brings one-handed mode, layout tweaks and more!

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A pretty major update is now rolling out for the Google Keyboard, bringing a load of new tweaks and features, including one-handed mode.

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3 days ago

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates fix power and volume button bugs

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T-Mobile is rolling out updates for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Both updates fix an issue with the phones' power and volume buttons, along with some other "system improvements".

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3 days ago

Kick ass with our Captain America: Civil War themes

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Let's get ready to watch superheroes fight each other. Again!

Captain America: Civil War debuts this Friday, and chances are you're as excited for it as we are. In honor of the major Marvel smackdown about to begin, our resident themer Ara Wagoner has assembled a team of themes to help us show our #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan pride. Or #TeamUnderoos, to celebrate the return of Spidey to the MCU. So, grab your favorite launcher and your spangly armor and let's get to it!

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3 days ago

Google acquires Synergyse to bring interactive training to all Google Apps users

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Google has announced it has acquired Synergyse, which formed in 2013 to help business customers train with Google Apps. The company's product, Synergyse Training, will now be free for all Google Apps customers.

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3 days ago

The Android Security Bulletin for May 2016 is live — here's what you need to know

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Notes and new factory images for the May Android patch are now available, with source code and updates rolling out.

Google's monthly security patch notes have a new name and a new purpose — they're now titled the Android Security Bulletin, and the scope has been broadened to include mention of vulnerabilities that affect phones and tablets that aren't Nexus branded from Google.

The updates for the Nexus line — both over the air or as a new factory image — haven't changed. OTA updates have begun their staggered roll out, and new factory images have been posted at Google's Developer site for manual downloading and installation. The new Security Patch Level date is May 1, 2016 and changes to the Android Open Source Project should be finished and published within 48 hours. Google also tells us that partners have had access to the warnings in this month's bulletin since April 4, 2016 or earlier.

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3 days ago

European HTC 10 gets pre-launch tweaks for camera, Wifi [with changelog]

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Update to version 1.30.401.1 includes camera, Wi-Fi and stability enhancements.

Ahead of the phone's official European debut later this week, HTC has pushed out the first over-the-air update for the HTC 10. The OTA, weighing in at just under 85MB, brings the phone up to software version 1.30.401.1, while tuning up camera and Wi-Fi performance, and general system stability.

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3 days ago

Save up to $150 on the Huawei Watch at Amazon today!

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If you are in the market for a Huawei Watch, you'll want to check out this deal from Amazon. The retailer is offering up to $150 off the watch and has savings on the six available configurations. Pricing starts at $250 for the basic stainless watch with black leather band and goes up to $650 for the rose gold watch with gold stainless band.

We don't know how long these savings will last, so you'll want to act quickly if you are interested. There is no coupon code for these, all you have to do is add it to your cart and you save instantly. Which configuration are you going for? Let us know in the comments!

See at Amazon

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3 days ago

Sprint's latest Galaxy S7 update brings battery life and security enhancements

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Sprint has started pushing out a fresh update to the Samsung Galaxy S7, bringing along improvements to battery life and voice over Wi-Fi, along with a bump to the latest April security patches.

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3 days ago

Oculus Rift sales kick off at Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft Store this week

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If you's planning to check out what all of this virtual reality stuff is about, you'll soon be able to get a taste in person with the Oculus Rift at Best Buy.

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3 days ago

Samsung and NVIDIA end patent feud with licensing deals

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Samsung and NVIDIA have decided to privately settle their long-running patent lawsuits. NVIDIA first filed a lawsuit against Samsung in 2014, claiming that its Exynos processor had violated some of NVIDIA's intellectual property.

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