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President Obama is Okay With Encryption, as Long as He Can Get Around It

Well this isn’t good news. Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made waves in the press by saying he believes there should be ways government can get around encryption tactics used for everything from instant messages, to file transfers and messaging apps. It’s allowed to exist, he suggests, as long as the government can [...]

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Google Glass is “Graduating”…But What Does That Mean?

On Friday, January 15, a post appeared on the Google Glass Google+ page that has since led to a lot of speculation and more than a few hurt feelings. The message was this: that Google Glass is graduating from Google[x] labs. Graduating…to what, exactly? Well, first it’s important to remember that while Google Glass has [...]

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Google’s Visual Translation Service Word Lens Is Now Part Of ‘Translate’ App

Last year, Google acquired a company called Quest Visual whose business was using mobile devices to translate text that you’d find in real life — that is, you could use your camera to view a photo of a street sign in a foreign language, and the words would be translated on your device’s screen. Google [...]

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Cut The Cable Cord Without Cutting Your Viewing Options – And Save Serious Cash

It’s a new year and a great time to look at the budget for places to save. Your cable might be a great place to start. There have been a lot of really nice advances in the past few years with online options, but there have also been some recent updates that might make it [...]

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Review Your Year On Social Media

We’ve all had the best year, right? Right? Well, if that isn’t the case for all of us, most of our social media posts are more positive than negative. Even if we aren’t consciously doing it, we just post more about the good things in our lives than the bad things. The end of December [...]

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Google+ Debuts New Auto Enhancement Feature For Videos

One of the most delightful things about taking photos on an Android mobile device is the “Auto Awesome” feature that Google+ applies to collections of photos users upload to their Google accounts, so it will likely be very exciting for many that Auto Awesome is now available for video. For some time now, Google’s Auto [...]

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PSA: Google May Owe You a Refund on In-App Purchase; Here’s How to Claim It

Google recently reached an agreement in a $19 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to offer refunds on in-app purchases that were potentially unauthorized purchases made by younger children. It’s common in freemium games for apps to offer added game incentives and ways to level-up faster by paying. What children don’t often understand [...]

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Google, Cardboard, and Virtual Reality. Nope, This Isn’t a Riddle.

We all know Google is a little like your eccentric, rich aunt. Lots of random hobbies and lots of side projects to spend all that money on…some make sense, some are just out there, and some turn out to be super awesome. Google Cardboard is one of the awesome ones. Essentially, Google Cardboard is a [...]

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Get Active With Google Fit This Holiday Season

Google Fit is a nice little fitness app for your Android phone. There are a lot of different options and opinions when it comes to fitness apps. Because of this, each fitness app has different options and focuses to appeal to what people are looking for. The more complicated apps with tracking, calories, and graphs [...]

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Shazam’s Update May Bring You Back To This App That Started It All

Shazam was the first of it’s kind, and changed the way that we discover new music. As a person always on the look out (or ear out) for new music, I often find myself asking “what song is this?” I’ve heard great new stuff in restaurants, movies, TV shows, malls, you name it. Shazam’s recent [...]

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