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Shazam Has New Features For Google Play Unlimited And Mac Users

No need to pull out your phone when you hear a great song if you are already on your computer. Shazam for Mac will do the work for you. This app actually runs in the background and will be ready with the information you need in a moments notice. I get a lot of music [...]

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These 5 Apps Will Get Your Productivity on Track

Let’s face it. Phones have become one of our biggest distractions in life. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, text messages, and a slew of other time suckers, if can be difficult to stay focused on your real-time tasks—you know, those ones you get paid to do. Luckily, a slew of iPhone and Android apps are [...]

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The Achilles’ Heel of Amazon Fire Phone: No Google Apps and No Google Play Store

Last week, Amazon announced its first foray into the cutthroat world of smartphones: the Fire Phone (check out James’ article for the details). It runs exclusively on AT&T’s network here in the States, it packs a 13 MP camera, a quad-core processor, and high-def display. On the hardware specs side of things, it’s a solid [...]

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NFC Buttons For Your Android

I’m a big fan of using NFC to make everyday tasks easier. I have been using NFC tags for a while now, but I don’t have any that I take with me when I’m out and about. DIMPLE has created a sticker that attaches to your phone or tablet. Each sticker has 4 buttons that [...]

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[Deal Alert] Google Slashes Price Of GP Edition Sony Z Ultra By $200

When you need a monster sized phone to fit your monster sized hands, you’ll quickly look to the Galaxy Note lineup or a few of the other phablet choices that are popping up everywhere these days. One solid contender for your money: the Sony Z Ultra, now on sale for $449 completely unlocked and contract [...]

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[Rumor] Google Doing Away With Nexus Program; Replacing With ‘Android Silver’

Rumors have been building for a while that the Google Nexus program – the initiative that brings high-performance, low-cost Android phones and tablets to the public free of carrier regulation – may be on the chopping block in Mountain View. The rumors suggest a new initiative called ‘Android Silver’ will begin next year, with Google [...]

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This App Is Basically Snapchat For Texts, Once Read, They Disappear

With so much written communication in our society today, it is easy to understand why some people are concerned about their words being used against them. Whether it is discussing confidential information or everyday gossip, having written proof or documentation should be avoided. Confide is an app that solves this problem. Like Snapchat, once your [...]

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Google Just Released A New Android Camera App

Google has just released a stand alone camera app (available in the Play Store) that is compatible on all devices running Android 4.4+ KitKat. The Capture Button is a large grey border that you can tap anywhere to take your photo. I see the benefit of this, but why is so much of the screen [...]

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‘Knock Lock’ Lets You Lock Your Phone With A Few Taps On The Screen

If you have an LG G Flex or G2, you’re probably aware of this built-in feature: you can lock and unlock your phone with a few taps on the screen in a specific rhythm. The new HTC One M8 has a similar function. For everyone else, there’s Knock Lock, a new app in the Play [...]

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A Travel App That Basically Packs Your Bags For You

Travel. For some, it’s a joy. For others, not so much. But whether you’re an eager globetrotter or a reluctant business traveler, you’d probably agree that packing is less than pleasant when you’re just not sure what to bring with you. That’s where PackPoint comes in. A free app in Google Play, PackPoint helps you [...]

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