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How to Find All the Places That Accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC Payments

Now that Apple Pay has launched and is starting to gain some initial traction, we thought it’d be prudent to show you a tool that will display all the merchants and businesses around you that have NFC payment terminals to accept it. (Is your bank supported?)The locations shown with this tool are part of MasterCard’s [...]

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Google Splits SMS and MMS from Hangouts App with New ‘Messenger’ App for Android

With the release of Android 4.4 KitKat last year, Google appeared to be going in the direction of Apple’s iMessage service, combining its SMS / MMS app with Google Hangouts. Hangouts messages, like iMessage, are sent via your phone’s data connection and don’t use the traditional SMS protocol. The unification of both into one app [...]

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I’m Going New Places Just So I Can Use The New Google Maps

Google Maps for iOS and Android just got an update, and I’m just thrilled about it. If I had to list my top 10 most used apps, I believe that Google Maps might make it in the top 5. A new look and added features have made it nice to look at and easier to [...]

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Google Just Released Four Funny New Commercials Promoting Android – Watch Them Here

I don’t watch a lot of cable TV, but being a Kansas native, I was glued to my couch during the World Series cheering on the Royals. It was the first time I noticed commercials running for Android. Not a specific phone from a specific manufacturer like Samsung, who runs plenty of commercials, but just [...]

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Two New Videos Surface Showing Android 5.0 Lollipop on New Moto X and Galaxy S4

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) incoming! Before the end of this calendar year, we expect several of the latest Android devices will start seeing the software update to Google’s latest version of Android. In fact, LG is beginning to push out their version of the update for G3 users in Europe this week, hinting that the U.S. [...]

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Inbox For Google Is Good, But Is It Great?

In October, Google announced Inbox. It’s an app available on Android and iOS that creates a better email experience. Google has been releasing invites to Inbox for the past few weeks. I received mine a few days ago and have been using it almost non stop. It isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty great. Things I [...]

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Video: How to Use Snapseed for Android, iPhone, and iPad to Bring Your Mobile Photos to Life

I get a lot of questions about how to produce the best photos just using a smartphone. Whether you’re on iOS or Android, my favorite go-to app is Snapseed, which was originally developed by Nik Software, a leader in the desktop imaging space. Nik is now owned by Google, and Snapseed is a free download [...]

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Google VP Beats Baumgartner’s World Record; Free Falls From Stratosphere

Two years ago this month, the world watched as Felix Baumgartner, a daredevil from Austria, made an ascent to 128,100 feet in a specially designed space capsule, then stepped off the edge in a free fall back to Earth. In doing this, Baumgartner secured a place for his name in the record books, being the [...]

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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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