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Twitter is Indexing Every Tweet—Ever

Since the first tweet on March 21, 2006, there have been literally hundreds of billions of tweets sent from millions of people all over the world. These tweets have been mundane and inspiring, serious and seriously funny. But after a week or so, they become difficult to find. Well, now, Twitter is making all of [...]

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6 Amazing Android Lollipop Features

I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Android Lollipop this week. While it does take a few days to get used to changes, I’m usually very excited for upgrades like this. Google has stepped up with Android 5.0 and included a lot of fun, useful, and exciting features. A smart thing that Google started doing a [...]

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Nokia’s New ‘Z Launcher’ for Android is Available for Free on Google Play

If you’re tired of seeing a mess of apps and icons on your home screen every time you turn on your phone, there are plenty of custom launchers you can download from the Play Store to give your phone a more custom look and feel. The latest addition comes via Nokia, of all companies. The [...]

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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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T-Mobile is Giving Everyone This Android Tablet for Free

The UnCarrier has a gift for you: a free Alcatel ONETOUCH Pop 7 Android tablet. Beginning this Friday, existing customers can visit local participating T-Mobile retail stores to pick one up with $0 money down and $0 monthly payments, as long as they attach a qualifying data plan. While there’s technically no contract to take [...]

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Add This Bionic Bird to Your Holiday Wish List

When I was a kid, remote controlled cars were the ultimate gift to receive. It didn’t quite matter if the car was fast—it just mattered if I could control it without touching it. That same fascination lives on today in the technology that created Bionic Bird—the Furtive Drone. It’s not a remote controlled plane shaped [...]

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Instagram Filters Not Enough? Try These Tricks

Let’s be honest: Instagram filters, and even their new customizable features, can only do so much. Sometimes there are bigger fish to fry in those pictures of yours. Don’t worry. Help is on the way. And my guess is that you’ve already seen the outputs of these two services on your Facebook or Instagram feeds. [...]

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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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How to Automatically Backup All Your Smartphone Photos to the Cloud for Free

A month into backpacking around the world earlier this year, I lost all the photos and videos I’d taken with my iPhone during the trip. It happened because of a botched iOS 7 update, which failed to install properly. I had to restore the phone and start all over, and I’d foolishly not made a [...]

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