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Google Now commands for setting timers gets extra step
Your snooze button needs another button

Google Now commands for setting timers gets extra step

Ara Wagoner 110

"Ok Google... why didn't my alarm go off this morning?" The latest Google Search update seems to have brought a new bug along with all the bug fixes and police cards, causing what once were hands-free commands for timers and alarms to now need an extra button press to set. Some users can still set them without needing to push the actual 'set timer' or 'set alarm' button while others...

Alcatel's first tablet comes with a MetroPCS data discount
Pop your data top on MetroPCS

Alcatel's first tablet comes with a MetroPCS data discount

Ara Wagoner 14

Data-enabled tablets can run you a pretty penny, but MetroPCS is looking to get you connected on the go without emptying your wallet with this, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Beginning today, MetroPCS will not only be carrying the affordable tablet, which will only run you for $149, but will be offering new data plans to supply them. These will be starting at $10 a month for unlimited data...

This extension from Google is a hit with kids and the kid in
the world is a click away

This extension from Google is a hit with kids and the kid in

Ara Wagoner 14

The Chrome browser is an ever-changing window into the internet, but the browser itself can look kind of… well… bland, sometimes. Lots of white. Well, Google seems to have noticed, or at least the Google Maps team has, and they released an extension to help mix it up a little. Enter Earth View from Google Maps. Earth View doesn't do a lot, but what it does is simple, elegant, and...

Recap of one of the tastiest Android events in the US
Android fever comes to the Lone Star state

Recap of one of the tastiest Android events in the US

Ara Wagoner 17

The Big Android BBQ is something of a unique Android event most years in that it's usually a few weeks before the next version of Android is released. This means that while project teams for things like CyanogenMod can still discuss a good many things, most are still waiting on the new version of Android in order to announce when and what features will be coming to their products and...

Off-contract prices for the Galaxy Note 4 at US carriers
A huge price for a huge phone

Off-contract prices for the Galaxy Note 4 at US carriers

Ara Wagoner 155

Galaxy Notes have never been cheap phones, and the Galaxy Note 4 is no exception. While buying the phone on-contract can soften the blow (or at least spread the misery out), for many, that's not an option. Maybe you have to buy unlocked to keep that precious unlimited data plan. Maybe you just don't like And besides, you don't have to sell your wireless soul for two years to get the...

Advanced automation and integration in Tasker
Advance your phone. Advance your life.

Advanced automation and integration in Tasker

Ara Wagoner 51

I love Tasker. And I say it a lot. I say it so much that my keyboard's prediction now pops up Tasker after I type the word love. And Tasker can do a lot. A whole lot. But in order to do it, it needs to be programmed or you need to stick a button on your home screen, or a gesture control. I covered voice controls last time, and today, rather than using them for media controls, we'll be...