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Google Maps update brings much needed navigation sharing

It’s our favorite app update day of the week, what most of us call, Google’s Android app update Wednesday. It may have been a quiet one, but this Maps update is one that we are pretty excited about.<p>Google Maps for Android is rolling out version 9.3, look for the update on device, or head on over …

Android News

VLC teases Android TV app, preview build available for download

With Google TV officially closing down and Android TV becoming Google’s vision for the living room, more and more companies appear to be embracing the possibilities of what it could mean for how consumers view media. VLC, the makers of the beloved VLC media player (which sadly still hasn’t received …

CloudMagic goes premium: introduces paid subscription for $4.99 per month

CloudMagic, one of the most popular email clients on Android (and one of our favorites here at Android Authority), has long been known for its abundance of supported email services, instant push notifications, multi account support and custom folder sync settings. The best part is that, up until …

Project Ara: Can it find success, or is it just too ambitious?

Project Ara is quite possibly the most interesting thing to hit smartphones since…well perhaps ever. For everyone who has ever complained about their device being “almost perfect” to those seeking to modify and modernize, it’s like a dream come true. I’m actually somewhat confused how people could</i> …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:<p>Samsung has announced that Android apps will run on Tizen using OpenMobile ACL.<br>• New stats reveal that Google Play grew faster than the App Store and Amazon Appstore in 2014.<br>• Google Classroom is now available in the Google Play …

Verizon cookie used by ad companies can't be deleted

It’s common knowledge that in today’s advertisement driven world, consumer data is literally worth its weight in gold to a wide variety of companies. Consumers are tracked in so many ways that it could literally make your head spin, with apps and services often tracking consumer behavior and …

15 best Photo Editor Apps for Android for 2018!

There are three types of photo editors on Android. There are some that try to rival desktop photo editors in power like Adobe Lightroom CC. The second type is a lighter editor like Snapseed that does the basics and tries to do the work for you. Finally, we have the social media filter photo editors …

Apps

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

Apple’s iPad Pro rumored to launch alongside stylus tool

With rumors continuing that Apple will release a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” sometime before the end of 2015, the latest report speculates that the company …

IPad Pro

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

A Chinese Company Made This Super Cheap Android Phone That Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

There are tons of Chinese iPhone look-a-likes out there, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas we found yet another.<p>This is the Gold-East MS937, and it looks a lot like the iPhone 6. Everything from the size of the bezels along the side of the screen to the gold trim look …

Secret Safari shortcuts: Speed up your browsing now!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac to become one of the very first fully-functional web browsers on mobile. Taking all that power and …

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both.<p>If rumors about a next generation model of the MacBook Air are to …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Use LinkedIn to Engage Your Entire Workforce

If you still think of LinkedIn as an online resume for job seekers, it’s time to get real and gain the competitive edge offered by this unparalleled branding resource. LinkedIn is one of your company’s most powerful tools for building relationships with key stakeholders while amplifying and …

Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe

"...the Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There is no other way," the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said.<p>The European Union's energy chief said that this would hurt Russia's reputation as a …

Sony's 'No Questions Asked' H1Z1 Refunds Don't Go Far Enough

Sony is offering refunds to anyone who recently purchased online zombie game <i>H1Z1.</i><p>The refund follows revelations that, contrary to statements from SOE in the days and weeks leading up to the launch of the game on Steam Early Access, microtransactions would be offered for items like guns and ammo.<p>SOE …

Google Still Doing At Least 1 Trillion Searches Per Year

How many searches does Google handle per day, month or year? The company is notorious for not regularly sharing such figures. But we now know that it …

New Microsoft patent could make phones less annoying in theatres

A patent granted to Microsoft this week could automatically adjust the settings on your phone to make it less annoying in movie theaters.<p>Granted on January 13, the patent details an “inconspicuous mode” which would automatically adjust brightness, mute sounds and offer reduced information on the …

Android Circuit: Nobody Loves Lollipop, Sony's Sad 'For Sale' Sign, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Mistake

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Google reducing security on older Android devices with WebView, almost nobody is using Lollipop 5.0, Four minutes to sell out the Nokia N1 tablet, Samsung upcoming …

Mobile

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Will upgrading to Yosemite break my computer? Your tech questions answered

Q I have an iPhone 5, and want to update to iOS 8, but it tells me that I don’t have enough space. I don’t really want to have to delete everything on my phone, so do I have any other options? asks Brian<p>A When Apple released the update to iOS 8, it left many people seemingly unable to update due to …

As Microsoft & Dropbox join forces, the death of file sync and share is one step closer

Mac App Deals Roundup

Do more with your Mac for less with our special offers on a bunch of quality apps here at TNW Deals!<p>Get over half off on programs to help optimize your Wi-Fi network, rip and convert video, rein in your personal finances and manage your time efficiently.<p>Here’s what’s in store:<p>NetSpot Pro: analyze …

LG G3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: How The Two Best Android Phones You Can Buy Compare

If you're shopping for a new Android smartphone, the possibilities are almost endless. While that can work to your benefit, it also means that it's harder than ever to make a decision.<p>When it comes to Android phones, there are two main flagships competing in the market right now: the Samsung Galaxy …

It's Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity

New research suggests the more you try to dictate how and when employees work, the less they will accomplish.<p>Ever wonder what really makes employees work harder?<p>Let's start with what doesn't. Contrary to the instinct of micromanagers everywhere, watching over your employees' shoulders and dictating …

Employment

5 Summery Breakfasts for Any Morning

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Five breakfasts that taste like vacation on a plate (or in a glass).</i><p>There are a few things that make …

goTenna Connecting Device Even When There’s no Wi-Fi, Satellites, or Cell Towers

<b>goTenna</b> keeps you connected with your group even when there’s no WiFi, no satellites, no cell towers. Simply pair this device with your smartphone, …

The Amazon phone is coming—here’s what to look for and why it matters

Read this for updates from the Fire Phone’s launch: Amazon launches a shopping machine and calls it a phone<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is expected to unveil the company’s first mobile phone tomorrow at an event in Seattle.<p>On the surface at least, this looks like an extraordinarily brash move. Apple’s iOS …

eCommerce

The Crisis Leadership of No-Drama Obama

Why re-drawing Iraq, not withdrawing from it, may be his legacy.<p>When President Obama strode to the microphones on the South Lawn at midday Friday, …