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1 week ago

Watch Phil talk Moto Z, Android N Preview 5 and more on All About Android 275

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If you happened to miss the live recording, you can now check out the replay of All About Android 275. In this episode, our own Phil Nickinson joins Florence Ion and Ron Richards to talk Moto Z, the fifth Android N Developer Preview, the VR set that Google has apparently killed (or not) and more.

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1 week ago

Plex is now available in beta on Sonos

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If you use both Plex and Sonos, it's time to rejoice!

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1 week ago

Win this HTC 10 from Android Central!

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We had so much fun with our last giveaway, we decided to do it again! The HTC 10 is unquestionably HTC's best phone ever. It's also a great Android phone in its own right, with an attractive metal unibody, top-notch audio credentials, fast and uncluttered software, speedy fingerprint security and a camera capable of taking great photos. We've gotten our hands on a second HTC 10 for one of you, so head on down and get yourself entered!

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1 week ago

Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 hopes to protect your phone from longer drops

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Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company's smartphone display glass. Corning claims that phones with Gorilla Glass 5 will survive being dropped from up to 1.6 meters 80% of the time.

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1 week ago

How to keep your screen on in Pokémon Go without wrecking your battery the rest of the day

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Pokémon Go is a battery-killer. We all know this.

Like most people, when I started Pokémon Go, I would be walking around and having to turn my screen back on every minute or so when it timed out. To fix that frustration, I went into Settings, and under Display, I cranked my Screen timeout up to 10 minutes. Then my phone would stay on forever while I was listening to music, or looking at Twitter, so I was using the power button just as much.

But there is a better way! Actually there are a few better ways.

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1 week ago

Best browser themes for Chromebooks

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Best themes for Chromebooks

What are the best themes for Chromebooks?

Since your Chromebook uses the Chrome browser, you can customize the look and feel of it to suit your mood and interests. The Chrome Web Store is packed with myriad themes, so we went in a pulled out a few of the best, just in case you didn't feel like slogging through.

These themes won't change your Chromebook's background or layout, but they'll definitely make your Chrome browsing experience more enjoyable or more functional, depending on your preference.

Remember: You don't have to use the same theme on all of your devices that have Chrome! You can have a different theme to suit every experience and every purpose.

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1 week ago

Digivolve your home screen this Wallpaper Wednesday

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Don't let your home screen fall into a rut — switch out your wallpaper!

You don't have to pull out a complex new theme like Spider-Man to bring a breath of fresh air to your home screen. A new wallpaper can do wonders, and launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire home screen around a good wallpaper. In our effort to help brighten your device — and maybe your day — we're compiling some wallpapers for you to try out.

If you've got a wallpaper you use everywhere, share it in the comments below! We're always looking for something new. Now get your wallpaper picker ready and see what's in store this week.

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1 week ago

Swiftmoji from SwiftKey will try to predict your next emoji

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SwiftKey has launched its first product since its acquisition by Microsoft, Swiftmoji. An all-new emoji keyboard, Swiftmoji helps you find the perfect emoji for your messages by predicting them based on what you type.

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1 week ago

Android Auto rolls into 8 additional Kia models

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Kia has announced that it will roll out Android Auto to select 2014 to 2017 model year vehicles via a software update.

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1 week ago

Facebook Messenger exceeds 1 billion monthly active users worldwide

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Facebook has revealed that its Messenger service now has over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide.

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1 week ago

Walmart launches new online shopping app for Canadian customers

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Walmart has launched a new online shopping app for Canadian customers. The Walmart Canada Online Shopping app allows you to buy what you need wherever you are, and you're able to save your favorite products, get alerts when items are on Rollback, and more.

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1 week ago

7 things to know about the Sony Xperia X Performance

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Get to know the latest high-end phone from Sony.

The Sony Xperia X Performance isn't exactly blowing everyone away with its amazing quality or value, but every time a Sony phone comes to the U.S. it's at least an intriguing proposition. This time we're looking at a whole group of Xperia X phones, with the X Performance leading the pack as the super-high-end version, with a price to match.

And while the Xperia X Performance can be better described as a mixed bag than a smash hit, it's still one that people are looking at and trying to learn more about. If you're in that camp, you'll want to see these 7 things to know about the phone. Read on.

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1 week ago

Moto X Pure Edition now receiving its May security patch

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Motorola is now pushing out the May security update to the Moto X Pure Edition. The phone has not received an update since around February, so while this isn't the newest patch available, it is still great to see it get more secure. As for the release notes, Motorola only mentions the Android Security update, though it is likely that a few bugs have been squashed, or the performance of certain things will improve.

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1 week ago

Argos will stock Anywhere SIM cards that let you 'hop' between networks

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Argos and Anywhere SIM have teamed up to start selling SIM cards through the retailer in the UK. These SIM cards are unique by the fact they switch between O2, Vodafone and EE depending on which offers the strongest signal. The company plans to work hard at eliminating so-called "black spots" — locations where signal is hard to come by on specific networks. Should you travel to locations where it's difficult to enjoy a stable connection with your chosen UK network provider, you may wish to take a look at the Anywhere offering.

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1 week ago

Razer will launch its own Pokémon Go chat app

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Razer, a company best known for its gaming-focused PC peripherals, will be getting into the Pokémon Go business with a new chat app. Known as RazerGo, the app will allow Pokémon Go players to chat with other players nearby.

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