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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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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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Looking for a Job in Tech? Here’s How to Apply to 8 Great Companies

Facebook “Working at Facebook means doing what you love. We hire trailblazers, hackers and pioneers. We want people who can solve challenging problems, make a real impact and build something big. You should join us. To have the biggest impact, we need to focus on solving the most important problems. It sounds simple, but most [...]

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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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Hands On with Google’s New Calendar App for Android (iOS Version Coming Soon)

Google is continuing to update its apps and services with the new ‘Material Design’ style, and the ugly duckling of Android has finally gotten some love. The new Calendar app, which should be rolling out to Android devices soon, has gotten a slew of improvements. If you’re already using Inbox, Google’s new email app, you’ll [...]

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HTC Announces Date for Android Lollipop Update on the One M7 and One M8

One owners: we’ve got good news. HTC has announced that both the One M7 and One M8 will both be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While that alone was somewhat expected, we’ve also been told they plan to have the software update rolled out to the public within the next 90 days. This is part [...]

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Video: The First Prototype of Project Ara / Phonebloks Gives Us First Look at What’s to Come

If you’ve been keeping up with Phonebloks, the company behind the modular smartphone concept, you’ll be pleased to know it’s coming along quite nicely, on track for a 2015 release. The video above is the first we’ve seen of a working prototype. It also offers some behind-the-scenes insight into how the design and engineering team, [...]

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