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Soon, WhatsApp to offer Google Drive backup for chat history

According to reports, WhatsApp is now working on devising a way to make backing up chat history an easier process for its users.<p>Leaked strings from …

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Exclusive: 29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014

More from Newroz in Diyarbakir. #newroz #kurds #turkey #amed #diyarbakir #flags #somanyflags<br>Scout Tufankjian (@stufankjian) via Instagram<p>1 of 29<p>As …

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Google is working on “copresence,” which might let Chrome, Android and iOS devices communicate directly

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: TechAeris<p>Google is working on new APIs to support something called “copresence,” but what it might be isn’t yet clear. …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …

Google Play may reportedly introduce app trials, letting you try before buying

Ever wish you could simply try a premium app before making the full commitment to buy? If a new report from <i>The Information</i> proves correct, that’s exactly what Google is considering implementing in the not-too-distant future.<p>The Information claims that consumers wouldn’t have to download the apps in …

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Samsung Made Its Prettiest Phone Yet, But Boy Does It Look Familiar

But for design snoots like me, it's hard to see past all the plastic. Samsung phones may have those gorgeous displays — the best in the world, according to some experts — but they're encased in cheap-feeling, creaky plastic. If the iPhone is a well-designed tool, then Samsung phones are plastic …

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Blame Oreo: Why Your Twitter Feed Will Go Bonkers During the Super Bowl

The most memorable “ad” from last year’s Super Bowl didn’t come in the form of a TV commercial. It was a quick-thinking Tweet from the folks at Oreo. …

Step back, haters: Firefox phone now has ‘thousands of apps’ and global growth

Firefox OS, the web-based mobile operating system from Mozilla, is making progress toward getting a robust app ecosystem up and running.<p>In a blog post today, team members revealed an interesting tidbit about the platform’s momentum.<p>“In just a few months since the Firefox Marketplace opened with the …

Google Play Movies & TV app Updated with Info Cards in the UK

Following a roll-out in the US earlier this year, Google is adding info cards to the Google Play Movies & TV app in the UK.<p>Similar to Amazon’s X-Ray feature, Android users can now pause the video they’re watching and instantly review a series of Google Now-style information cards, which can …

Android 4.3 announced, rolling out to Nexus devices today

Google's famously breakneck Android update pace may have slowed in recent times, but that's what makes point upgrades like today's newly revealed Android 4.3 all the more interesting. Shipping with the new Nexus 7 and retaining the Jelly Bean codename, 4.3 brings a number of fresh new …

Google’s Chromecast Offers Another Way to Get Content From Mobile to TV

Google on Wednesday announced plans for Chromecast, which the company says is an easier way to get video and other content from a mobile device to a …

New Nexus 7 tablet flaunted on video before possible launch next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The wait for a new Nexus 7 tablet appears to ending next week. Android Central got its hands on a refreshed model of …

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

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Tweet Becomes An 'Official Word' In Latest Oxford English Dictionary Update

For all the talk of multi-million dollar valuations, one to one interactions, and a steadfast refusal to speculate about a flotation, Twitter finally has something that could impress even the most technophobic grandparent. ‘Tweet’ is now an official word, and is included in the Oxford English …

'Star Wars Rebels' is Lucasfilm's first animated series under Disney, coming fall 2014

It's not quite a full reveal, but Disney today announced the name of its first <i>Star Wars</i>-based animated series. It's called <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>, and the show's plot line will take place in a "whole new era" between <i>Star Wars Episode III</i> and <i>Episode IV</i>. A one-hour pilot is slated to air on the Disney …

Google Street View's underwater journey

Last September, Google expanded its Street View service to include locations under the ocean, and if you're curious about just how the company managed, <i>TechCrunch</i> has a great rundown of what goes into capturing all of those cute little sea turtles. As you'd imagine, it all starts with …

Google Fiber News: Online Video Soars As Traditional Broadcast Collapses

Here’s one more reason the increasing presence of Google Fiber is good: access to blistering fast internet is spurring the demand and purchase of Video On Demand (VOD), while the audience for traditional broadcast television collapses. While the impact is evident in the first regions Google Fiber …

Apple reveals details of 50 billionth App Store download

The winner in the race to reach the 50 billionth download is an Ohio resident who snagged the Say the Same Thing app. Along with bragging rights, the lucky customer gets a $10,000 App Store gift card.<p>The Apple App Store odometer was spinning furiously en route to the 50 billionth app download.<p>Apple …

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Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is out and ready for your consideration. If you can't get to your local retailer to take a look in person, check out Samsung's Galaxy S4 online simulator.<p>Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the …

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