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Finally! Now Your Entire Family Can Rock Out with Spotify’s New Family Plan

One thing subscription services like Spotify do well is serve the individual user who signs up and pays for the service. One thing subscription services haven’t done well at is taking care of multiple users. Families, for example. It was just earlier this year, afterall, that Netflix realized more than one person might live in [...]

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Android 5.0 Features: Notifications, Do Not Disturb, Multiple Users, and Trusted Devices [Videos]

Kellen over at DroidLife grabbed the final preview build of Android 5.0 Lollipop and installed it on his Nexus 5 this week, and he made several great hands-on videos taking you through the new operating system. You’ll see all the new Material Design elements, Google’s new, flatter design language. Even though the version he’s running [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Google’s New Nexus 6

The latest and greatest Android experience is always found via Google’s Nexus lineup of devices. Since Google owns Android, these devices always get the latest version of the operating system before any other. Dating back to 2009, the company has partnered with different major OEMs to produce on device for a pure Android experience. These [...]

Google May Be Laying The Groundwork For A Super-Fast WiFi Network

Google May Be Laying The Groundwork For A Super-Fast WiFi Network

News reports this week suggest that Google may be laying the groundwork for testing new technology that could lead to a super-fast wireless network in the near future. The report from Reuters comes on the heels of Google quietly filing an application with the Federal Communications Commission in the United States where the company requested [...]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Whether you have an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone, chances are you’ve used one of the personal assistants to answer a question before, be it serious or a joke. Google Now, Siri, and Cortana on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices respectively, each offer a different flavor of response to users’ queries for information. Which [...]

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While Apple Announced the iPhone, Google Bought A Spoon

Last week, amidst Apple’s big news about their new phone and watch, Google quietly, on Google+, announced that the start-up medical device company Lift Labs would be joining the Google X team. Google X is Google’s research department tasked with making major technological advancements, and Lift Labs is the creator of the Liftware system, which [...]

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Students At These 12 Colleges Can Borrow A Chromebook For Free

This fall, Google’s education arm is launching a new program at 12 universities that will let students borrow Chromebook laptops for free. The caveat here is, however, that the loaners will only be available while Google is on the schools’ campuses. The program is called the “Chromebook Lending Library” and will let students check out [...]

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Let Google Now Calculate The Tip and Divide The Bill For You

Raise your hand if you’ve pulled out your phone and used your calculator to figure out the tip at the restaurant. (Remember when our math teachers told us not to rely on calculators because, “you won’t be walking around with a calculator in your pocket!”) Here’s a quick tip. Let Google Now take care of [...]

Google Launches Beta Of 64-Bit Chrome For Mac

Google Launches Beta Of 64-Bit Chrome For Mac

Last week, Google released its first official 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for Windows. Now, the company is releasing a beta version of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, as well. The beta version of the browser can be downloaded from the Chrome Beta Channel. According to Macrumors, if the Chrome for Mac version follows [...]

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How to: Download and Export All Your Google+ Photos From the Cloud

This guide is for those of you with Google+ accounts and auto-backup of your photos enabled on either Android or iPhone smartphones. Background I switch back and forth between iPhone and Android devices often, and the one thing I never want to lose is the photos I’ve taken. As such, one of the first things [...]

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